Tue, 15 Sep 2009
Dear Friends & Family of Veronza,
This may be the real thing!
I am writing at this time to update you on Veronza's case, now in front of Atlanta Federal District Court Judge Charles Moye who will decide whether to adopt the Report and Recommendation from Magistrate Judge Susan Cole. Her Report and Recommendation called for Veronza's release from prison, a resounding victory for him in his struggle for mandatory parole. We are hoping for a favorable decision from Judge Moye - one that could occur at any moment. If the court orders Veronza's release, the government has the option to appeal. If there is an appeal, it may be possible for Veronza to be released on bail while that appeal is pending.
The legal team is working hard preparing "declarations" to be filed with the court if and when the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendations are adopted. These declarations are intended to establish Veronza's eligibility and qualifications for release on bail. The legal team believes Judge Moye's decision may require a showing that Veronza has adequate financial resources and support needed for him to be successful in adapting to life outside of prison walls.
For this reason, we are once again asking for your help - hopefully for the last time!
Please consider contributing to a fund we have established to assist Veronza during this critical transition. Any contribution no matter how small would be greatly appreciated and help to assure the judge that Veronza will not be a burden and ultimately be able to stand on his own. As in the past, every penny will be used 100% on Veronza's behalf and exclusively to assist his reentry to society.
Time is important, so please send your pledge or contribution to "The Veronza, Jr Legal Defense Fund" to:
Maynard Garfield, 2500 Barton Creek Blvd., Apt. 1509, Austin, TX 78735
JUSTICE WILL BE DONE WHEN THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VIOLATED BY THE SYSTEM ARE AS OUTRAGED AS THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN VIOLATED BY THE SYSTEM!