Federal Whistle Blower Bruce Gorcyca is Finally Exonerated in 1999 Stock Fraud Case
Released on: July 17, 2008, 10:21 pm
Press Release Author: Americans For Truth
Industry: International Trade
Press Release Summary: Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein dismisses all charges against man who insists on representing himself in federal court
Press Release Body: Today it became clear that good news travels much slower than bad as the U.S. Justice Department grudgingly admitted that after almost eight years of stock fraud allegations and the extradition of former federal agent turned whistleblower Bruce Gorcyca from Canada, U.S. Senior Judge Jack B. Weinstein , the oldest sitting federal federal judge in Brooklyn, dismissed all charges against Gorcyca on December 19, 2007 in a Brooklyn courtroom in case No. CR-07-608-JBW. Weinstein who is both feared and loathed by federal prosecutors for his strict enforcement of defendant's due process rights and reluctance to proceed on circumstantial evidence gave no reasons for his decision and suggested the case record spoke for itself. That record contains sworn affidavits from a private investigator and others that show federal investigators never even bothered to check Gorcyca's version of events which included nine alibi witnesses that consistently checked out. The same private investigator further confirmed that the government's two key witnesses never even met Gorcyca, and facing prosecution themselves were offered a choice of implicating Gorcyca, a long-time government whistle blower, or being prosecuted themselves. Private Investigator Ed Reiken of Toronto suggested that "the entire case was built upon the word of a single FBI agent who resorted to any means to justify the end of an indictment in hopes Gorcyca would just cop a plea. Unfortunately those means included perjury and fabrication". Not surprisingly no criminal charges were laid against the special agent who brought the criminal complaint against Gorcyca.
Fearing that he would not be able to defend himself at a trial after three of his key defense witnesses disappeared or were found dead under suspicious circumstances, Gorcyca remained in Canada with his Canadian wife and children going $200,000 in debt fighting his extradition. Reached at his Toronto home Gorcyca expressed relief and called Judge Weinstein "A gift from God that put an end to a horrible nightmare for my entire family".
Prior to the acquittal both the SEC and DOJ wasted no time in smearing the man with a series of press releases that convicted him prematurely on the Internet where he remains tainted eight years later. As usual neither agency put out any press release about Judge Weinstein's acquittal nor the holes poked in their case by PI Reiken and some twenty-three defense witnesses government agents never bothered to contact, much less interview.
In a similar 2002 case, following a special FBI/SEC Operation called "Bermuda Shorts" dozens of people were similarly arrested, tainted by government news releases only to have more than half of the defendants to be acquitted or have their charges dismissed. Yet all the negative allegations remain floating around on the Internet still tainting those acquitted or otherwise cleared. Unfortunately there are no legal provisions that ensure the public learns of exonerations - only arrests, indictments, and convictions. Meanwhile, President Bush commutes sentences of Scooter Libby, grants immunity to Telco executives and pardoned over seventy-five convicted felons. This is justice American style. Perhaps this is why Gorcyca now chooses to reside in Canada.
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