“[T]he court ... issued an order voiding the prior judgment based upon indications that the defendant [ATF], through its counsel, had committed fraud on the court,” Allegra wrote. “[F]raud on the court consists of conduct: 1. On the part of an officer of the court; 2. That is directed to the ‘judicial machinery’ itself; 3. That is intentionally false, willfully blind to the truth, or is in reckless disregard for the truth; 4. That is positive averment or is concealment when one is under duty to disclose; 5. That deceives the court.”
Further detailed allegations, being investigated by this reporter and
seemingly corroborated by the unsealed opinion, include Judge Allegra
being contacted by Internal Affairs Investigator Christopher Trainor, a
key witness in the Dobyns case, concerning his being threatened by a
main government witness -- one the judge himself had raised perjury
questions about -- and chillingly,also threatened by lead government
attorneys. Trainor had reportedly earlier given the intimidation to ATF,
which opened a criminal investigation, and then approached ATF and
Department of Justice attorneys, both of whom allegedly refused to
report the witness tampering allegations to the judge. It is further
alleged Trainor was warned by the DOJ attorney that if he reported the
witness to Judge Allegra, his career at ATF would suffer.
Read it all. And try not to break things.
And this little part:
The judge then reportedly notified Attorney General Eric Holder,
then-Deputy AG and (“Number Two” at Justice) James Cole, and the Office
of Inspector General of DOJ attorney fraud against the court, and issued
an order barring seven of the attorneys from filing any further legal
documents in the Dobyns case. Although no direct connection has been
established, it is noted that the timing of the judge’s notification
appears contemporaneous with Cole’s resignation and Holder’s announced
Gee, I wonder why...