Ben Kruidbos Fires Back – Files A Cause of Action $5 Million Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Angela Corey and State Attorney Office

The complaint was filed today in Duval County:

Here is the full backstory

Another intended victim to cover the fraud in the backstory of the Zimmerman Trial.

Ben Kruidbos, an IT worker from the state attorney's office, testifies during a hearing in the George Zimmerman case in Sanford on June 6.  Associated PressJacksonville FL – State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.”

The letter contended Kruibos did a poor job overseeing the information technology department, violated public records law for retaining documents, and noted he was questioned in March when the office was trying to determine who had leaked personnel information obtained through a computer breach.

In an interview Friday, Kruidbos denied the allegations in the letter, which was written by Cheryl Peek, the managing director of the State Attorney’s Office.

He said he had acted in good faith about “genuine concerns.” He said he had been proud to work at the State Attorney’s Office and feared the letter would cripple his chances at finding another job to support his family, including a 4-month-old son.

“I don’t have any regrets,” he said, “but I am terrified about the future and what that will end up being.”

His attorney Wesley White — who resigned from the State Attorney’s Office in December and is a critic of Corey — said the firing was aimed at sending a message to office employees “that if they feel like there is wrongdoing,” they should not disclose it or seek legal guidance from a private attorney.

“If they do speak to an attorney, then they are dead,” he said. “The State Attorney’s Office will do whatever is necessary to not only terminate them, but destroy their reputations in the process.”

State Attorney spokeswoman Jackelyn Barnard did not return phone calls or emails for comment.

Kruidbos, 42, had been on paid administrative leave since May 28 from his $80,892 job.

In January, he used computer software technology to extract photographs and text messages from the source file in Martin’s cellphone. Kruidbos was able to recover more information than the Florida Department of Law Enforcement obtained previously.



Kruidbos said he became concerned that lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda might not have turned over Kruidbos’ report to defense attorneys. Kruidbos asked White in April for legal advice and described some contents of his report such as a photo of an African-American hand holding a gun, a photo of a plant resembling marijuana, and a text message referring to a gun transaction.

White then contacted one of Zimmerman’s attorneys and learned the defense had not received the report generated by Kruidbos. The defense did receive the source file from the cellphone and used its own experts to extract data.

Last month, Zimmerman’s attorneys subpoenaed both White and Kruidbos during a pretrial hearing on their motion seeking sanctions against prosecutors. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson deferred a ruling until after the trial.

Before Kruidbos’ name surfaced in the Martin trial proceedings, he received a pay raise for “meritorious performance,” according to a document dated May 16 in his personnel file.

But the dismissal letter written by Peek contends he did his job poorly as information technology director and said he should have asked someone in the office about his concerns regarding the Martin case.

“Your egregious lack of regard for the sensitive nature of the information handled by this office is completely abhorrent,” Peek wrote. “You have proven to be completely untrustworthy. Because of your deliberate, wilful and unscrupulous actions, you can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.”

The letter said Kruidbos “apparently questioned the ethics” of de la Rionda, who has been an assistant state attorney since 1983. “His record as an honorable and respected attorney is unblemished and beyond reproach,” Peek wrote.

Kruidbos said the question of de la Rionda’s ethics “is not really my place to decide.”

He said he asked White for legal advice because he was concerned he could face “legal exposure” if the cellphone report wasn’t turned over to the defense before the trial started.

He said he did not feel comfortable posing that question to anyone within the office because the State Attorney’s Office had just conducted an in-house probe of whether someone was leaking personnel information. (read more)

How did The Kruidbos Aspect play out in the Zimmerman Trial ? This was the subject of the late night testy exchange during a proffer hearing on 7/9/13 between Don West and State Prosecutors / Judge Nelson.

If you listen closely to the Defense Expert Witness, Richard Conner, testimony you realize what he has found. The phone deletions were made around all of the attributes which would have affected the considerations in this case about character and reputation. Except for the porn pictures.

The reason the porn was not found by the person deleting was because of how they were hidden in the phone. The person deleting would not have seen them as images and would have needed an application to understand the “bit” file which was password protected also.

Conner is outlining a very specific educated thesis that the phone was scrubbed of damning evidence after death. Meaning somehow a person intentionally removed, “deleted”, the data.

Obviously, Mantai objects when Conner is going there with his explanations – but the implication is crystal clear. If the state of Florida retained custody of that phone – then someone from FDLE, or in association with the chain of evidence, deleted the data.

THAT DELETED data was the data missing in the State’s discovery to the defense until June 4th. And even after that time, the essential summary of data, which was included in a written report, was devoid of mention to this specific data file of deleted evidence.

What does this mean? It lends to only one Occam’s Razor explanation: The STATE prosecutorial team intentionally deleted, the data, then delivered a partial file with the non-deleted data, then at the last minute before trial (June 4th) delivered the full data set, but omitted the deleted data from the written report summarizing the entire “bin” file.

Essentially, the State hid the evidence – and Don West has the specific understanding of how and who has falsely presented the manipulated information. The State also falsely testified, pre-trial, to the data delivery and the process under which it was done.

Back in April – That’s what the Whistle Blower, Ben Kruidbos, was trying to tell them [watch video]…

….but he was handcuffed in court explanation by the fact the Defense had yet to receive the manipulated data in the form the Whistle blower was describing it. It did not arrive until 6/4/13.

Currently the trial Judge, Debra Nelson, is anticipated to take up a pre-trial hearing for sanctions against the state for discovery violations around this issue – the date for the hearing is yet undetermined.

Unfortunately, according to Conner, the date of the actual deletion itself cannot be clearly identified.   However, from the type of data deleted it will be possible to determine an approximate time based on *what* was deleted.

The evidence (phone itself) will have a chain of custody.

That may narrow their search for the specific person. However, the actual download of the “bin” file probably does not have chain of custody – so while it may be possible to prove the construct of the deception, the actual person who did it may never be identified.  That would be the subject for an internal special investigation by a State appointee from the Governors office.

Regardless, there is enough factual evidence to outline a serious and intentional attempt to hide evidence in the Zimmerman case surrounding the phone data of Trayvon Martin.   The retaliation, firing of Ben Kruidbos,  for his concern about being part of intentional deception is now going to reach sunlight as a consequence of this new lawsuit brought by him against Angela Corey.

The Brady violations in State discovery are a big deal not only for George Zimmerman, but also for Ben Kruidbos, who has been fired from his job for speaking up about the hiding of, and manipulation of, evidence in the case.

If George Zimmerman is going to approach a malicious prosecution claim against Angela Corey, and subsequently the State of Florida, Ben Kruidbos is going to play a key role. Additionally, the possible sanctions against Bernie De La Rionda and the entire prosecution team – will weigh heavily toward pressure upon Corey to be disciplined, or even fired by her boss, Governor Rick Scott.

If the Brady violations are proven to the court, which in my opinion is not difficult, then the sanctions and discipline against the state could also benefit Ben Kruidbos in any civil action of his own. So both George Zimmerman and Ben Kruidbos stand to benefit from winning the post trial hearing.

Also, just to give you a taste of the level of deception around this prosecution, we also shared a Smaller issue which also surfaced during that same late-night proffer hearing.   Again, just more evidence of how deceptive all the parties aligned against George Zimmerman had become:

At the :15 second mark of this video, in response to the state now taking the position the phone data cannot be authenticated (which is absurd on its face) Conner reveals that Trayvon Martin’s phone was actually a part of Sybrina Fulton’s family account plan.

Sybrina Fulton was the account holder.:

Meaning it was not, as previously stated by the Scheme Team, Tracy Martin accessing his own phone records on 3/17/12 which could have revealed “Dee Dee” or Witness #8, later identified as Rachel Jeantel.   Another BIG manipulative lie.

Which begs the question: When Benjamin Crump passed out partial phone records to the media on 3/20/12, they included the name of the account owner as Tracy Martin. How is this possible on the printed detail if the phone was actually under the account of Sybrina Fulton?

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172 Responses to Ben Kruidbos Fires Back – Files A Cause of Action $5 Million Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Angela Corey and State Attorney Office

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  2. strat4evr says:

    Already many Florida residents are outraged at the extreme waste of their tax dollars used in this irresponsible persecution. If further tax dollars are gonna be used to pay for the many lawsuits against the state and its employees responsible not only should disclosure of all the facts that surround their misconduct be required to be made public by MSM but also any criminal misconduct should be persued accordingly. Any settlements reached to avoid a public trial should include fulfillment of a demand by the taxpayers for full disclosure. Of course I understand that is not how it works with usual lawsuit settlements. It just seems to be a reasonable thought to me.


    • myopiafree says:

      Hi Strat –
      I would truly like to see a “running tab” of all the expenses Corey and Bernie ran up – running DOWN and innocent man – who they KNEW was innocent from the bloody face of George Zimmerman. They may be able to “plea deal” and pay off Ben – but that will cost another $2,500,000. The STATE has already paid Crump & Company $4,000,000 for another false trial – when no crime was committed. When will the Florida tax payers wake up to the fact that this is a BGI “rip off”??


  3. dizzymissl says:

    Live Stream. Sybrina Fulton press conference at NABJ:

    Starting NOW


    • dizzymissl says:

      Sybrina, Tracy, Jahawhatevah, Parks, Clunk and Nasty


    • Vivid Blue says:

      Hehe, Sybrina made a little dig at juror B29, saying “People say they know how you feel- they don’t know how your feel.”


    • sangell says:

      30 minutes of clichés, BS and pretense. The only thing newsworthy ( to me) was how Crump is still working with Al Sharpton ( March on Washington 2.0) but not Jesse Jackson ( that’s between the Governor and Jackson). Seems some sort of coup has taken place in the BGI with Al Sharpton!!! now the Biggest Reggin in America and Jesse not longer fit for purpose. I mean Al’s at the White House with Holder and Obama and Jesse’s in Tallahassee trying to grab some TV time using Crump’s ‘Dream Defenders’ team as a backdrop. That didn’t seem to go over to well with Crump.


      • eastern2western says:

        Sharpton will leave very soon when he realizes the story is no longer headline news any more. In addition, the president is probably telling Sharpton to stop with his usual campaign because he has more problems to worry about.


        • sangell says:

          Perhaps but I had not heard about Sharpton working with the moth eaten remnants of the ML King family to put together ( I guess a 50th anniversary) March on Washington with Trayvon as the rallying point. So it seems the BGI is still ‘all in’ on making trouble this summer. The POTUS and CBC have not indicated they are backing down either. As I suggested though, the curious thing is Jesse Jackson ( senior not the indicted former Congressman) seems to have been expelled from the BGI. I doubt it is because of the taint of Jesse Jr. A little graft and criminal conviction has never been a problem in the past for ‘leadership’ positions in the BGI. In fact it can be a resume enhancer. So something else is up between Crump and Sharpton OTOH and Jesse. Watch that press conference again when Crump just dismisses Jesse’s actions in Tallahassee as nothing that concerns him.


      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        I don’t view the relationship between the BGI, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson in quite the same fashion that you do. What I’m seeing is not necessarily a rift between Jackson and Sharpton, but more of a concerted effort with a division of duties, and a conservation of resources through time management and the prevention of any duplication of effort. (Note that Philip Agnew, in his tweets, had appealed for his followers to avoid duplication of effort by signing petitions he named, rather than starting new ones of their own. Also note that in the 2012 March to shut down the SPD station, one Dream Defender was upset that their had been NO discussion about what they would say or do once they got there, and he was completely ignored)

        Sharpton has his soapbox at MSNBC, which he uses agitate and stir up general public opinion. He’s the one who can create mass interest, and provide bodies of “useful idiots” to swell the ranks of their marches and rallies.

        Jackson, on the other hand, is news wherever he goes. All he has to do is make an appearance at an event, like the Tallahassee “sit-in” and other networks will cover it. This gives Jackson the ability to pinpoint a particular issue of his choosing, and focus attention to it.

        Ben Jealous is another key figure, since he represents the BGI interests under the guise of the NAACP. It’s the perfect front for cause, since most non-AA Americans are subject to view the activities of the NAACP as not only non-violent, but also as somewhat justified in their advocacy for the civil rights of minorities. The average white American does not view the NAACP for what it truly is, and those who suspect its nature are afraid to challenge it, knowing they will be “Alinsky’d” as being racists.

        All of this is very well coordinated, and (apparently) quite effective.


  4. When this news broke, I noticed some were speculating about sounds heard when the policeman got back in his patrol car. You can hear him take a picture on his phone and text message. Now he is going to be questioned.


      • jello333 says:

        All I’ve seen is the freeze-frame, and I read the description of what was said in the video. But it’s weird… I can’t bring myself to watch the video. It just feels like it’s something that NEVER should have been released to the public. It’s not newsworthy, in my opinion. It’s more “paparazzi” type stuff… just another little thing to put more stress on poor George. It’s not right that the cops released this video. Or even the report of the traffic stop… even that was unnecessary.


    • eastern2western says:

      he sold the address to the highest bidder. what a chit bag.


      • Karen says:

        I just wrote the City Manager and the City Police Dept asking if this officer will be investigated and reprimanded. (I support the police – bought 25 pizzas for them and had them delivered to Seattle downtown police station during WTO riots – this officer should be on admin leave at least){E2251523-62FA-443C-8502-F0913AB66878}.

        I am also sending Ben Kruidbos and Wesley White thank you cards in the mail today.

        Next is DOJ asking for justice and equal time to meet with Gladys and Robert Zimmerman!

        Thanks to the tireless Sundance and all participants on this site!


  5. dizzymissl says:

    Smithsonian ‏@smithsonian 3h
    Despite reports, we are not currently seeking to add Trayvon Martin’s hoodie to our collections. @NMAAHC


  6. Aoife says:

    “…will weigh heavily toward pressure upon Corey to be disciplined, or even fired…” I found my new happy place.


  7. Like

    • eastern2western says:

      naacp is on serious crack in here because neighborhood watch is a volunteering program that is financed by owners. naacp is not a judicial group and it has no jurisdiction on what people want to do around their neighborhoods. It is ridiculous that naacp wants to interfere with what people want to do with their own neighborhoods, especially naacp is not paying for the training programs. what a load pure krap.


      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        The NAACP is trying to apply political pressure to force local and/or state governments to regulate Neighborhood Watch programs. If they manage to do this, then they have, in effect, been successful if telling the ordinary citizen what he/she can do to protect themselves. If they cannot pressure the various state legislatures to repeal SYG laws, and cannot get action from the federal government to legally strike down SYG laws, this is their next “Best Bet”. If the NW is limited, or controlled by Government, and legislation is passed that mandates “No NW member may carry a firearm” then, in case like George’s, there would be no legal use of a firearm in self defense. It ALSO has the more dangerous aspect of setting the legal precedent to claim that any group of citizens who decide to form a watch program to deter crime, but do so without complying with *THEIR* regulations, are nothing more than an illegally armed paramilitary organization.

        Imagine that. Your Neighborhood Watch could be declared to be an illegal paramilitary organization, and be rounded up for prosecution, simply for training it’s members in self defense.

        How’s THAT for an “end around” your 2nd Amendment rights!


        • eastern2western says:

          the state has no legal jurisdiction in other people’s personal properties. another thing about the syg pressure is just pure smoke and mirrors because the only thing the states have to do is remove the with draw requirement clause in their self-defense laws. This whole stand your ground is just pure hog wash.


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