Dr. Conspiracy recently offered Birthers a GOLDEN opportunity to speak up on behalf of Mike Zullo and his mouthpiece, Carl Gallups:
It was shameful, shameful, but very much in character for Gallups and his sidekick Mike Zullo. They are fine when they control the microphone, but they will not debate. They will not release their proof. They flee in terror from subpoenas where they might be cross-examined in court. They are liars and frauds and they know full well that their so-called evidence is a house of cards that will fall down from the slightest touch of criticism.
If you think otherwise, I offer you 1,000 words that I will publish on this blog, to make your argument to the contrary.
At the time of this article, no Birther has come forward to speak in Zullo’s defense. Now, I am one of Mike “The Arizona Kid” Zullo’s harshest critics. I mercilessly lambast him, and most other Birthers. But after no one came forward to speak on his behalf, that just seemed wrong. Sooo, I asked my BFF Fabia Sheen, Esq., an attorney, if she would take a stab at defending him. In return, I promised to treat her to Mexican food and Top Shelf Margaritas. Here is a PDF of the Motion, where the formatting is better than you can get on the blog software:
And here is the cut and paste, which comes in at 540 words, well within Dr. C’s limits:
NOTICE AND MOTION
Comes now, the Defendant, Mike Zullo, by and through his attorney, Fabia Sheen, Esq. and in defense to the specific charges of Fraud, and other conduct in violation of 18 USC § 1343, including but not limited to lying, cheating, tampering with documents, frightening elderly residents of a nursing home, providing legal advice while not licensed as an attorney, champerty and maintenance, and transporting Birthers across state lines for the purpose of providing false testimony, states that:
1. The Defendant hereby notifies the Court in accordance with, and pursuant to, F.R.Crim.P.12.2(a) et. seq., that he intends to plead insanity (A Mezvinsky Plea), as an exculpatory defense.
2. At all times relevant, the Defendant operated under the debilitating effects of a psychotic delusion.
3. The Defense does not, at this time, contemplate the calling of expert witnesses due to the open and obvious nature of this psychotic disorder, and presents a partial list of his erratic behavior, to wit:
a. The Defendant believed he was a law enforcement officer and the leader of a posse which traveled across the country, including several trips to Hawaii, to obtain information;
b. The Defendant believed that he was on a special mission to prove that then President Barack H. Obama was an illegal usurper in the office, who had obtained that office by means of a forged birth certificate;
c. Fantastically, while unable to obtain actual physical possession of the aforementioned document, the Defendant maintained he had proven forgery by the examination of an online image of the document; and
d. The Defendant blatantly ignored several communications with the appropriate Hawaii state officials to the effect that the document was genuine;
4. While the Defendant does not believe that expert testimony is necessary due to the overwhelming evidence of mental dysfunction, he does intend to present confidential testimony from a member of the aforesaid posse to the effect that:
a. In addition to the victims, Posse members were also taken on weekly rides, via horseback;
b. On these excursions, which the Defendant called training sessions, Posse members were required to pretend they had pursued and captured such diverse characters as Billy the Kid, Doc Ock(sp?), and The Masked Forger;
c. Posse members were provided secret Posse decoder rings and required to communicate through means of coded messages; and
d. Posse members were required to sign confidentiality agreements that they would keep these activities and others, secret.
5. These are obviously NOT the actions of a person in full control of their mental faculties and the Defendant prays this Honorable Court take judicial notice of this fact, since the Defendant has already spent all the money he surreptitiously obtained, and is unable to adequately compensate his attorney.
6. The Defendant, pleading now as a Third Party Plaintiff, further seeks permission to add as Third Party Defendants, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Jerome Corsi, and John Does 1-100, to be named at a future time, for their intentional and reprehensible conduct in taking advantage of the Defendant’s impaired mental condition in criminal violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
For this, and all other just and proper relief, the Defendant earnestly pleads.
Fabia Sheen, Esq.
All in all, it is a very sad day in Birtherdom, when an anti-Birther has to pay a lawyer to defend one of them. But, that makes it an even happier day for a certain Girl Reporter who gets to drink Margaritas!!!
Note 1. A Mezvinsky Plea. Technically, there is no such thing. However, as Wiki notes, some do plead the insanity defense to fraud charges:
Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky (/mɛzˈvɪnski/; born January 17, 1937) is a former congressman. A Democrat, he represented Iowa’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.
Mezvinsky was involved in a series of business transactions that ultimately led to his downfall.
In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Nearly $10 million was involved in the crimes. Shortly after his indictment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the judge at his trial disallowed a mental illness defense. He served his time at Federal Prison Camp, Eglin. Mezvinsky, Federal Bureau of Prisons# 55040-066, he was released in April 2008. He remained on federal probation until 2011, and owes substantial restitution to his victims.
In 2010 Edward Mezvinsky’s son, Marc, married Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Note 2. Procedural Rules. Yes, there is a F.R.Crim.P.12.2(a)!
Rule 12.2 Notice of an Insanity Defense; Mental Examination
(a) Notice of an Insanity Defense. A defendant who intends to assert a defense of insanity at the time of the alleged offense must so notify an attorney for the government in writing within the time provided for filing a pretrial motion, or at any later time the court sets, and file a copy of the notice with the clerk. A defendant who fails to do so cannot rely on an insanity defense. The court may, for good cause, allow the defendant to file the notice late, grant additional trial-preparation time, or make other appropriate orders.
The rest of the Rule may be found here:
If you are interested, 18 USC § 1343 provides, in part:
18 USC § 1343 – Fraud by wire, radio, or television
Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.