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Old 05-26-2019, 07:54 PM
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When last we checked in on suspended Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph, she was in considerable hot water. Having allegedly conspired with as many as five people to orchestrate the escape of a criminal illegal alien from her courtroom, she was arrested and prosecutors didn’t seem to be in the mood to let her off lightly. The charges she’s facing could carry decades of jail time, not to mention the end of her judicial career.

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But with a bit more time to think about it, the US Attorney handling the case appeared to have a change of heart. He decided to offer Joseph a deal in which she could avoid criminal prosecution if she admitted her behavior was improper and managed to not get into any more trouble for a year. A pretty sweet deal, eh? Apparently not in the judge’s opinion. She turned it down flat. (Boston Globe)

Suspended Newton Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph turned down a deal that would have allowed her to avoid prosecution — and possibly preserve her career — if she admitted that she illegally helped an undocumented immigrant elude arrest by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, according to several people briefed on the federal prosecutor’s offer.

US Attorney Andrew Lelling had offered Joseph a “deferred prosecution agreement” under which she would not have been indicted and, in a year, as long as she didn’t repeat the conduct, prosecutors would abandon the obstruction of justice charges, according to the people familiar with the deal.

But Joseph refused to admit she violated federal law and now faces the possibility of up to 20 years in prison if convicted of obstruction of justice.
At first glance, it seemed to me that the judge was perhaps hoping to make some sort of principled stand and hope for the best at trial. The only statement from her attorneys was that Joseph had “pleaded not guilty because she is not guilty.” But as a number of observers from the legal community have pointed out, there’s probably more to it than that. If she had taken the deal, she still would have had to make a public statement essentially admitting to having committed a felony. That would likely lead to her permanent removal from the bench either through impeachment or review by the Commission on Judicial Conduct.

With that in mind, perhaps Joseph feels that she can carry the day in front of a jury, despite the mountain of evidence and testimony indicating that she did precisely what she’s accused of doing. But is keeping her job as a judge worth the risk? If this goes against her she’s looking at up to 20 years in prison (though I highly doubt she would receive the maximum sentence) and the complete obliteration of her career.

And it’s not as if she’s short of other options. Shelley Joseph has become an overnight darling of the liberal left for helping a criminal illegal alien escape the clutches of ICE. She would almost certainly be offered some sort of university teaching position, book deals or a spot in a liberal think tank. Heck, for that matter, she could just learn to code. Most of those options would offer her a platform to pontificate and possibly even run for office. (I don’t think the Democrats will hold a couple of felonies against her if it was done for the good of The Resistance.)

But if she wants to go to the mat with the US Attorney after he offered her such a generous deal, I suppose that’s up to her. She might want to take up crochet or some other easily portable hobby, though. I hear things get boring in a prison cell after a while.

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And this is the problem.

He decided to offer Joseph a deal in which she could avoid criminal prosecution if she admitted her behavior was improper and managed to not get into any more trouble for a year. A pretty sweet deal, eh?

Lawyers protect Lawyers. She should not pass go and go directly to jail till her court date.
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She needs to be in jail that is crazy they offered her a deal, even if she didn’t accept it. The jury needs to be filled with people that have been wronged by illegal aliens. Oh wait that is all citizens...
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good.
she expects dems will save her.
she believes she is innocent
can't wait to blame trump.

love to see her face when she gets convicted.
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I want to see her in jail.
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And this is the problem.

He decided to offer Joseph a deal in which she could avoid criminal prosecution if she admitted her behavior was improper and managed to not get into any more trouble for a year. A pretty sweet deal, eh?

Lawyers protect Lawyers. She should not pass go and go directly to jail till her court date.
"There is honor among thieves"~God
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Originally Posted by rgregory View Post
She needs to be in jail that is crazy they offered her a deal, even if she didn’t accept it. The jury needs to be filled with people that have been wronged by illegal aliens. Oh wait that is all citizens...


Doorgunner and Mrs Doorgunner need to be on the jury.
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Doorgunner and Mrs Doorgunner need to be on the jury.
I personally know 33 other parents who would help fill the jury box/be Alternates......

I can't speak for the other 25,000-40,000,depending on which study one picks.
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So that wasn’t a satire article?

Hmm. Needs makeup - lots of makeup.

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If I were the prosecutor or the judge I would do my damnest to make sure justice was a dish served cold to that man-woman. I would have maximum somewhere in my name. This flaunting the law has got to stop.

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Originally Posted by 99 Driver View Post
And this is the problem.

He decided to offer Joseph a deal in which she could avoid criminal prosecution if she admitted her behavior was improper and managed to not get into any more trouble for a year. A pretty sweet deal, eh?

Lawyers protect Lawyers. She should not pass go and go directly to jail till her court date.
The fact she was offered that deal is pathetic. It's BS and the public is tired of it.
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As a judge she's obviously aware that plea bargains are generally offered because the prosecution doesn't feel they have the required evidence to get a conviction.
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Originally Posted by Peva View Post
So that wasn’t a satire article?

Hmm. Needs makeup - lots of makeup.

Maybe the Donald can help. He wears more makeup than a drag queen and he's an expert on immigration, to boot!

This judge is "going to the mat" because the charges against her are inflated by a Trumpetista prosecutor, and she will now be afforded a platform through the attention to her trial.

Resist!

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I hope this POS rots in hell
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Originally Posted by calwldlife View Post
good.
she expects dems will save her.
she believes she is innocent
can't wait to blame trump.

love to see her face when she gets convicted.
A simple call from one of Obama’s friends will clear this matter up.
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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
Maybe the Donald can help. He wears more makeup than a drag queen and he's an expert on immigration, to boot!

This judge is "going to the mat" because the charges against her are inflated by a Trumpetista prosecutor, and she will now be afforded a platform through the attention to her trial.

Resist!
This forum was such a better place when you were banned. Sticking up for this judge is vile

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I can easily imagine at least a few illegal-immigration-lovers getting on the jury and refusing to convict.
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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
Maybe the Donald can help. He wears more makeup than a drag queen and he's an expert on immigration, to boot!

This judge is "going to the mat" because the charges against her are inflated by a Trumpetista prosecutor, and she will now be afforded a platform through the attention to her trial.

Resist!

Resist WHAT you moron? Resist following the laws of the country? That's pretty much what you liberals have been doing since the 60's.
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I want to see her in jail.

I kinda doubt that will happen. They will get a couple of libbie loons such as we
have here on the forum on the jury and she will skate.
That's why she refused the deal.
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Originally Posted by 99 Driver View Post
And this is the problem.

He decided to offer Joseph a deal in which she could avoid criminal prosecution if she admitted her behavior was improper and managed to not get into any more trouble for a year. A pretty sweet deal, eh?

Lawyers protect Lawyers. She should not pass go and go directly to jail till her court date.
Just as lawyers and community activists demand outside authorities investigate police misconduct (presuming they cannot police themselves), so to should lawyers have to face independent oversight made up of non-lawyers.
This of course is part of the problem within DC, with far too many politicians being lawyers, and making backroom deals to protect each other.
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