Todd Schneider, the former chef for the ex- Governor is at the center of the scandal. With all of the motions being filed by the attorneys in the case , the chef is being forgotten. No doubt the political establishment wants him to be forgotten .Unfortunately, the press is forgetting about the chef as well. The chef and his attorney were the ones who brought the ex-Governor’s actions to the attention of the press; the citizens of Virginia should be thankful for this. It wasn’t the former Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, who opened the investigation although it should have been. If you recall, Ken Cuccinelli also accepted gifts from the Star Scientific CEO, Jonnie Williams. Cuccinelli could not start the investigation because he himself had unclean hands.
Among the three, the chef appears to be the most honest in this situation; he never accepted funds from Jonnie Williams. He was however targeted by Ken Cuccinelli for prosecution. Cuccinelli targeted him despite the attorney general himself accepting money from Williams; this is repulsive in so many ways.
There are many who think that the chef was targeted, perhaps because he knew and saw too much. According to Cuccinelli’s track record, this is plausible. Unfortunately it shows what is happening in Virginia currently. The elected officials have been behaving in such an atrocious manner which has completely eroded all confidence in the State Government. This extends to the local Government here in Loudoun as well.
In this case, Cuccinelli’s bullying backfired and resulted in the chef going to the press and handing all of the incriminating documents to the FBI. Thankfully, the behavior of the former Governor and Cuccinelli has come to the public light. The chef could have rolled over and played dead but instead he stood up to the bully. Virginia is better off for his actions.
The following conference will be held in Washington DC. The conference will discuss the issue of prosecutorial misconduct. I would encourage anyone who has been a victim of prosecutorial misconduct to attend or who is interested in the subject to attend.
Withholding evidence is one of the most effective tools in the toolbox of the Child Protection Agency of Loudoun County and the Office of the County Attorney.
It is criminal how false accusations are handled by the County and its caseworkers. There is an assumption that the accused is guilty, and the entire investigation (if it can be called that) is conducted to find abuse, even if no abuse has occurred.
In some cases the social worker blatantly withholds information, no doubt with the support and approval of his or her upper management team. The goal of the investigation is to find abuse, not the truth.
In order to find abuse, it is required to withhold evidence that would prove the accusations false. Loudoun CPS is notorious for concealing evidence, along with the Office of the County Attorney.
The hearings resemble that which would occur in a banana republic not in a Courtroom in the US. The system is rigged so that it is almost impossible for a defendant to prove that nothing happened. Unfortunately, Judges are reluctant to rule against CPS; after all they work for the same boss. The defendant in abuse accusations, usually the father, is overwhelmed at what it happening and is not aware that the system is rigged to find abuse. The defendant expects equal treatment in the Court; this is a mistake. The hearings are handled and conducted in a very secretive manner and the burden of proof is very low making a mockery of the legal system.
The defendant is not aware that CPS will engage is such dubious behavior as withholding evidence. In some cases it could be years before the defendant is aware that CPS withheld critical information. CPS along with the County Attorney has turned the courts in Loudoun into a kangaroo court. The true victims are the children , the same children that CPS is entrusted to protect.
Much like the use of spectral evidence during the Salem Witch trials, Loudoun County uses the testimony of psychologists in much the same manner. The defendants in the Salem Witch trials were confronted and convicted with the evidence known as spectral evidence. Essentially, spectral evidence was the testimony of an alleged victim that the accused spirit attacked them. This was very convenient for the prosecutor; this testimony could not be proved or dis-proved. It is a very important point to grasp, it is very important for the prosecutor’s during the Salem trials to avoid evidence that could be tested. It is identical to the testimony of psychologists that CPS heavily depends on today in the Loudoun County Court Room.
Accusations almost always occur in the office of psychologists without any cameras recording what is happening or how the accusations surfaced. Let there be no doubt, CPS always refers a child to a psychologist who will be willing to provide the testimony that the agency needs. The defendant is forced to refute imaginary evidence that was crafted by CPS and its handpicked psychologist. The research is vast and thorough on how to interview children so as to not to encourage false accusations. This research was brought about due to the horrific episode in the 80’s that is referred to now as the Satanic Panic. According to the local child protection agencies and the psychologists that were employed by them, children all across the nation were abused by Satan Worshipers despite no physical evidence,
The psychologist that is presented by CPS to the court is offered as a credible witness who should not be questioned. In reality, normally the professional testifies often for the agency and the relationship is very cozy.
Psychological testimony is the new spectral evidence.