Baltimore Prosecutor Stopped Investigator From Exposing Freddie Gray “Crash for Cash” Schemes….

Most readers here are familiar with the set-up; Marilyn Mosby and Angela Corey followed the same plan. Unfortunately most of those who rely on the MSM will be unaware the extent of the prosecutor railroading.

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prosecutor Janice Bledsoe

This new motion by the defense reveals a few new aspects: 

#1) The prosecutor in charge of the case, Janice Bledsoe (also partner of WBAL-TV reporter) was the defense attorney for Freddie Gray in a prior case. 

#2) Bledsoe told police in this case, not to investigate the evidence that Gray ‘intentionally injured himself’. 

#3) Bledsoe also did not tell the Medical Examiner, that witness Donta Allen heard Gray trying to injure himself.  

BALTIMORE – The police detectives who investigated the death of Freddie Gray were told that he had a history of participating in “crash-for-cash” schemes — injuring himself in law enforcement settings to collect settlements — but were advised by a state prosecutor not to pursue the information, according to defense attorneys for the six officers charged in Gray’s arrest and death.

Marilyn Mosby 2The defense attorneys said in a court motion Thursday that Assistant State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe told police investigators working the case in its early stages not to “do the defense attorneys’ jobs for them” by pursuing information they had about such schemes and evidence that Gray “intentionally injured himself at the Baltimore City Detention Center.”

Bledsoe, the lead prosecutor in the case against the officers, represented Gray in a 2012 case in which he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine.

The defense attorneys argued that her alleged statement “would seem to indicate some level of knowledge that exculpatory evidence exists which could benefit the officers charged in Mr. Gray’s death and that the prosecutor did not want this information uncovered by investigators.”

The defense attorneys said they obtained the information from interviews with prosecution witnesses.

They have argued in previous motions that Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has failed to provide large amounts of evidence through the normal discovery process, and that they have spent hundreds of hours collecting evidence on their own.

[…] The defense motion Thursday included more allegations to support the defense argument that prosecutors had improper communications with the medical examiner before her determination that Gray’s death was the result of a homicide.

The defense said Dr. Carole Allen told the defense that she was given statements by the police officers, but not by anyone else, such as Donta Allen, who was arrested the same day as Gray and was in the back of the van, in a separate compartment, at the alleged time of Gray’s injury.

Defense attorneys said the medical examiner was given “an oral summary of [Donta Allen’s] statement by [prosecutors] and their opinion as to Mr. Allen’s motives in providing a statement.”

“As part of the autopsy findings, the [Office of the Chief Medical Examiner] gave no weight to the statement of Donta Allen that Freddie Gray had been ‘banging himself, like he was banging his head against the metal … like he was trying to knock himself out or something.'”

After Mosby announced charges against the officers, Allen rejected media reports that suggested he had heard Gray trying to injury himself.  (read more)

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70 Responses to Baltimore Prosecutor Stopped Investigator From Exposing Freddie Gray “Crash for Cash” Schemes….

  1. Director says:

    What Marxist Anti-white rock did these Lawyers crawl out from under?

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  2. Mentalist says:

    I think when everything is said and done with concerning this case, the level of corruption, ineptitude and malfeasance coming out of the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office is going to make Corey and Nifong look minor league.

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  3. Obstruction of justice.

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  4. jackphatz says:

    At this point, why will Mosby continue with a trial?

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  5. QuadGMoto says:

    Deliberately avoiding exculpatory evidence strikes me as being proof of malicious prosecution.

    Though that has long been apparent, this is an entirely different level. It seems to me that the officers should be able to sue Mosby and Bledsoe personally, as well as the city for their legal costs, back pay, etc.

    Investigations should take such evidence into account to avoid unnecessary prosecution. Once the lawyers get involved, costs skyrocket for the government. Therefore, besides the violation of rights of the accused, such activity is a waste of taxpayer’s money.

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    • boutis says:

      Loss of immunity by the prosecutors and city, damages to the defendants in the millions and all legal fees, civil and criminal civil civil rights violations, years of legal costs to the city because they have to hire outside legal counsel because these idiots cannot represent the city (or anyone else), disbarment, the “journalist” girlfriend of the prosecutor roping in the television station for libel and criminal conspiracy, RICO, and I’m just getting started. The stupidity is stupendous.

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    • Frank St. Clair says:

      Exculpatory evidence must be presented to the defense by law in most jurisdictions. Concealing such is a felony in most jurisdictions.

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  6. Mentalist says:

    BTW, just a little reminder – it was Asst. State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe who willfully “outed” the witness (Donta Allen) in the van with Freddie Gray by passing information pertaining to an ongoing criminal investigation to her lover (Jayne Miller), who happens to be a reporter for WBAL-TV.

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    • 2x4x8 says:

      its gotta be either Drew or False

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    • art tart says:

      Mentalist ~ Because all of the stops were accounted for in the media, imo, the identity of Donta Allen would have been known anyway to the public as the last perp picked up. Donta Allen was willfully giving National/local interviews. It is important to note: DA could not see F. Gray at all, he only heard noises. Gray needed medical attention before Allen was picked up in the transport van, had ask Goodson for it.

      Too, the Coroner said Gray’s injuries “were too severe/likely happened before the 3rd/4th stop.” I seem to remember the Coroner suggested Gray could have been having seizures as his injuries were so severe.

      My point: Even though the Prosecutors are scumbags, Donta Allen imo was not a secret from the defense because we all saw his interviews, the Attorney’s for the Officer’s 6 saw the interviews too. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t put anything past these scumbag prosecutors, but imo, DA never was an important witness because he saw nothing.

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      • Mentalist says:

        Art, if I recall, no one knew his real name or age until the interview with Jayne Miller. I believe the Washington Post ran a story where they identified another person in the van with Gray who was allegedly a 38-years old who violated a protective order (they corrected this in a later story).

        Here’s my take – the Washington Post ran a story where the prisoner in the van with Gray testified that he heard him banging against the walls of the van and thought he was trying to injure himself. The “buzz” around town is this story from a witness in the van with no physical injuries (puts serious holes in the “nickel ride” theory) which ironically serves as a possible alibi for the accused officers. A couple of days later a reporter shows up at your door (happens to be Jayne Miller who got his info from her lover in the SA office). Now let’s put 2+2 together – story on the street favorable to the officers (not good and can get you killed) and a reporter was able to find out who you are and where you live (not good, if a reporter can find out who you are and where you live, then it’s just a matter of time before folks in the hood find you). I think at that point he decided to put himself “out there” (this was the purpose of all those interviews) and put his own spin on things in order to save his hide (being seen as putting out stories that help the cops can get you killed in certain neighborhoods).

        BTW, the fact that you had a prosecutor in the SA Office pass this information that was part of an ongoing investigation to a reporter who happened to be her lover raises serious ethical issue. I can tell you that Miler’s bosses over at “the Hill” (that’s the nickname for the station around town) were none too pleased with this.

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        • art tart says:

          Mentalist ~ I remember the information w/the Washington Post that identified the wrong person. The fact is: The Washington Post printed what they were leaked, NOT what was factual!

          You are under the misconception that this is the only way the Officer 6 Attorney’s got D. Allen’s name. (A) The correct person in the van had to be identified to the Officer 6 Attorney’s even if the Prosecutors didn’t want D. Allen’s name released whether Miller released it or not. (B) Mosby couldn’t prevent the release of the name to the Attorney’s for the Officer’s 6 would have gotten Donta’s Allen’s name regardless w/a subpoena. (C) Defense Attorney’s don’t take the word of any reporter, they do their own research, issue subpoenas for what they need when Prosecutors aren’t forthcoming just as we saw in Twin Peaks, it’s part of what Attorney’s do. (The Station wouldn’t participate in a lie to the Attorney’s for the Officer’s 6, all they needed was a subpoena..) (D) Just like every arrest/conviction/attorney that represented Gray would be in the hands of the Officer 6 Attorney’s, they would have those case files/all the information in them by their own legal research. The first thing they do was: verify what they knew as fact, verified they had all the information on Freddy Gray, his life’s history.

          (1) Wrong person identified in the van by the Washington Post = (2) Officer’s 6 own research verified he was the wrong man = (3) Officer’s 6 Attorney’s getting the correct name of Donta Allen from the Station by request or subpoena.

          We know Miler/lover are unethical scumbags, we all agree.

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      • BitterC says:

        I think the whole point about Donta is that the ME was not told about or told to ignore his initial statements.

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        • art tart says:

          Bitter C ~ The Coroner had stated the injuries to Gray likely happened between the 3rd/4th stop rendering DA’s account incorrect. imo, this was likely based on Gray requesting medical attention from Goodson.

          Since DA couldn’t see Gray, he only “heard something,” could it have been seizures from a brain injury? We don’t know.

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          • Realist says:

            Art~ he requested medical attention from the arresting officers first. Lol where do you get your info? It was their job to seek him medical attention. LT. Rice was one of the arresting officers. Yikes!

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            • Realist says:

              Art ~ By the way he did ask for an inhaler, but he didn’t die from an asthma attack or a loss oxygen, he died from a self-induced neck injury he caused to himself. Now how the hell he ask for medical attention after that??!!

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    • nivico says:

      Ironic, isn’t it…

      Mosby is now crusading against witness intimidation when Bledsoe’s lover plastered Donta’s face all over the evening news.

      http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/08/06/mosby-witness-intimidation-needs-to-end-to-stop-the-violence/

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  7. bertdilbert says:

    “he had a history of participating in “crash-for-cash” schemes — injuring himself in law enforcement settings to collect settlements”

    In the video taken of Freddie being arrested, it seemed to me the guy taking the video was taking the video for the purpose of this based on what he was saying. I never found the the original video to review that, only found video with talk over by media.

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    • John Galt says:

      Interesting. Maybe Freddie was dashing about to alert his camera man prior to the arrest?

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      • Anubis says:

        I originally thought it was a settlement seeker case. People can make a good living falling in jewelry stores and sitting in their car on a one lane bridge in the dark, & taking insurance company settlements.

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        • boutis says:

          His entire life was lawsuits starting with the lead settlement for his momma when he was a child. Dead Fred learned early.

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          • Crystal says:

            I remember the cop who appeared incognito on several FOX shows (Hannity, Greta, maybe Megyn) mentioned that Gray had a history of complaining about needing medical attention whenever he was arrested. Could be why his complaints were initially ignored.

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    • Monroe says:

      Isn’t there a way to search for lawsuits, complaints or pay outs?

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      • boutis says:

        The defense lawyers have them I’m sure.

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        • art tart says:

          boutis ~ No doubt the Defense Attorney’s have had the information, that’s the first thing they would do within days of the Officer’s 6 arrests. The Officer’s 6 Attorney’s likely knew arrest Freddy Gray had, conviction, community service, fines, jail time, past warrants, drug arrests, pleadings, open cases. That’s one of the most important parts of their jobs.

          I’m glad the Officer 6 Attorney’s humiliated Mosby yet again, she deserves to be exposed.

          The Officer 6 Attorney’s have out lawyered the mental midgets in Mosby’s office, yet again.

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  8. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    And will the judge pull a Nelson and say as long as it was found out before trial all is good?

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  9. John Galt says:

    “Assistant State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe told police investigators working the case in its early stages not to “do the defense attorneys’ jobs for them” by pursuing information they had about such schemes and evidence that Gray “intentionally injured himself at the Baltimore City Detention Center.”

    Bledsoe, the lead prosecutor in the case against the officers, represented Gray in a 2012 case in which he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine.”

    This could be an Ethics exam question.

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    • art tart says:

      John Galt shared from his comment ~ ” “do the defense attorneys’ jobs for them.”

      I seem to remember BDLR pulled this in GZ’s case when WEST/mom complained.

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    • j says:

      Trouble is if they want to find some lawyer in Maryland who has NOT defended Freddie they’d need to go clear out to Alleghany county

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  10. nivico says:

    Once again Mosby’s office demonstrates that they don’t know what their professional and ethical obligations as prosecutors are… they have just as much of a duty to seek out exculpatory evidence as they do to seek out incriminating evidence.

    Some might even argue that they have even more of a duty to seek out exculpatory evidence to ensure that they aren’t prosecuting innocent people.

    As for Freddie Gray’s previous “crash-for-cash” schemes… who was the attorney in those schemes? For that matter, who represented Gray in the lead paint settlement? I’m guessing that was a scheme as well.

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    • f2000 says:

      “Some might even argue that they have even more of a duty to seek out exculpatory evidence ”

      It would certainly seem required if you’re going to claim that you personally oversaw a very special and thorough investigation before reaching your conclusion to prosecute.

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      • nivico says:

        …and if the state’s attorney’s office deliberately avoided seeking this evidence, then it goes without saying they didn’t present it to the grand jury.

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    • Jett Black says:

      Yep, ^this^, exactly, +100. It’s malfeasance in office, which is a rampant epidemic at all levels of our government, but especially in federally controlled spheres.

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    • art tart says:

      nivico ~ I’ve had several kids in my classes that were mentally effected by lead paint, it’s sad. No doubt from previous information Freddy/sister both had injuries from lead paint as children. Freddy couldn’t even learn to read/likely spent most of his school years as well as his sister in special education. The defendants in the lead paint case fought that case & lost when the levels of lead paint were proven fpr Gray/sister.

      I believe you may well be right about the other schemes, no doubt Gray learned street smarts.

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      • nivico says:

        Most folks over the age of 35 grew up constantly exposed to lead paint on their walls, in their gas, and in their canned foods. Yes, lead is dangerous, but we’ve reduced exposure to it exponentially by removing it from all of these these products.

        So the big question that needs to be asked with respect to Gray and other young people involved in these modern lead paint suits is how are they managing to get such high levels of lead in their blood when the amount of lead they could possibly be exposed to has been so significantly reduced to only a fraction of what earlier generations were exposed to?

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        • j says:

          Most of these buildings they live in are old , been painted 30 times , the regulations lax , slum landlords even more so . Younger kids like to chew on stuff when getting teeth . window sills rails ect

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  11. rumpole2 says:

    So in this “re-make” of the old Corey railroading scheme drama….

    Janice Bledsoe his playing the “Bernie” role.

    Hi Janice..

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  12. labrat says:

    What entity prosecuted Nifong? What entity would be responsible for investigating/prosecuting Mosby? Who would that be – is there any chance in hell they would?

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    • f2000 says:

      The state AG? No idea what his political leanings are (I could probably guess) though. Is that the sort of thing a state AG would do?

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    • Art Deco says:

      There is a standing special prosecutor employed by the state government who has a small staff and whose book is politically sensitive cases referred by the attorney-general &c. It was this official who prosecuted Mayor Rawlings’ predecessor.

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  13. This is the craziest plot twist ever.

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    • boutis says:

      I don’t think so. I think it is par for the course with this bunch. Remember Mosby was involved with “insurance” before she ran for this job. It is all a scam to help out personal insurance and wrongful death lawyers like her “mentor”. They were setting up an prosecutor’s office to get “evidence” to benefit scammer lawyers at least as a sideline. This one blew up in their face.

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      • Art Deco says:

        She was in-house counsel for an insurance company. The characters seeking payouts were her opponents.

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        • boutis says:

          So she learned how to do it. Use police evidence which is selectively obtained by discouraging (or ordering them not to) the cops from going into certain evidence areas like prior acts in evidence in police files or getting a medical examiner (by manipulating what they are told from police evidence files) to rule a certain way for a lawsuit for personal injury lawyers. She learned it but not how to cover it up since she wasn’t there at that job long enough either. And prosecutors are specifically forbidden in ethics bar standards from doing this very thing. Their job is not setting up civil suits for pals or for kickbacks or perks.

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  14. Allen says:

    Keep your smart phones charged in October and record the second burning of Baltimore! Where’s the popcorn?

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  15. mikey0 says:

    Meanwhile, Baltimore just tied its murder rate record that was set when the city had 275,000 MORE people. As for the blatant unethical behavior by the prosecutor – it looks as though few are truly surprised. And THAT is the real crime: to simply accept the corruption without even a second thought.

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  16. Jim says:

    How is this not prosecutorial misconduct?

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  17. archer52 says:

    Is it me, or do professional lesbians seem morally challenged? We’ve seen several at the national level and it seems that their ethical compass is fried.

    First off, if she was his defense attorney she can’t be the prosecutor in charge of any case he’s part of. Duh….lawyer 101.

    But then it is Baltimore.

    Second, if she stepped in to hide evidence or “deny” evidence from being discovered, that is a civil AND criminal violation. It throws the whole case out, depending on the judge and she gets sanctioned.

    But this is Baltimore.

    It is one thing to not help the defense. It is another to block exculpatory evidence from getting to the defense. In this case, if he had a history of trying to get quick cash by feigning injury that is critical information. It makes sense that he ran himself into the wall while the van was moving, screwed up and maybe lost his footing and fell harder than he planned.

    I’ve dealt with the professional “injured” and it is a pain in the a*s. They run a freaking mile like Carl Lewis, damn near cause you to have a stroke chasing them, but when you catch them and hardly lay a finger on them, they collapse and start screaming something is broken or twisted or something. (Or they have to go to the bathroom) And you swear between gasps of pain, they open one eyes to check on whether it is working or not! Like a three year old!

    But off to the ER to be “checked out” because it is their right.

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    • Will says:

      I worked in the ER of a big city public hospital for some time, and got to see a lot of this. “Frequent Fliers” we called them. Always someone cuffed to a stretcher. Often it was a time-out between the arrest and the lock-up. Some real crazy scenes.

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    • nivico says:

      We could nip this kind of fraud in the bud if states would simply ban criminals from filing lawsuits and/or put whatever damages are awarded into a trust account from which the felon’s victims would be paid.

      Getting arrested shouldn’t present the chance of a financial windfall for the criminal, because it fosters a “you can’t win if you don’t play” type mentality where they will seek out interactions with the police if the hopes of hitting the jackpot.

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    • j says:

      You forgot your Ending But this is Baltimore

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  18. franker01 says:

    Prosecutor Bledsoe comes across to me as a pretty straight up guy and I am surprised that anyone would question her.

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  19. nivico says:

    Googling “crash for cash” was pretty interesting.

    The scam involves pulling in front of another car, hitting the brakes, then collecting $$$ for…

    …WHIPLASH.

    Makes me wonder now if the early rumors that Freddie Gray previously had neck surgery were true… and if the rumors were true, then why did the ME’s report not include this information?

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  20. Will says:

    This was discussed in a previous thread I had commented on. If I remember correctly, even the local MSM media reported on “crash for cash” as it was so prevalent. Insurance rates were astronomical in that city (up North) so you would see dozens of cars consistently parked in the neighborhood that were registered in Southern states, where rates were much lower.

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