I was held hostage in the Wake County Court for two years without probable cause and forced to represent myself in a jury trial.
By Donna Pilch
It all started with a false police report.
On Sunday, July 27, 2008, at 11:14pm, a police officer pulled me over as I was making a left turn into the driveway of my apartment complex. He accused me of driving while impaired, but did not offer me a field sobriety test. I was arrested and brought to police headquarters. The officer later wrote a police report about me that was scientifically impossible. He wrote that as I was turning into my driveway, I drove over the median. The median contains shrubs and trees and if I had run over it, there would have been damage to my car and to myself. But here was none, and the officer didn’t check the “accident” box. And if there was property damage, he would have been required to report it to the property manager. But there was no damage. The entire police report was fabricated.
I retained an attorney and was assigned my first court date in November 2008 in the Wake County North Carolina district court. The case was continued by the DA and I made my first court appearance in January 2009. The DA kept continuing my case for months without probable cause.
The Wake County Court forces people into jury trials without probable cause hearings.
I soon learned it doesn’t matter whether you have an attorney since The Wake Court does not provide probable cause hearings prior to jury trials as mandated by the Constitution and NC law NCGS 15A-606. So my case was unlawfully continued for two years, requring 18 court appearances culminating with an unlawful jury trial.
A probable cause hearing would have enabled to me explain that the police report was false, and relieve me from years of unlawful continuances and spared me the horrific ordeal of having to represent myself in a jury trial and subsequent personal, professional and economic harm caused by an unlawful misdemeanor DWI conviction.
On October 27, 2009, I was convicted of a misdemeanor DWI charge in the Wake County Court, by Judge Jackie Brewer, without my presence, knowledge, consent, right to be heard, and with fake court documents and unlawful court procedure. My case was then unlawfully “transferred and appealed” to the superior court via a fake court document without my knowledge.
I released my attorney in March of 2010 and didn’t retain another because I realized that the Wake court judges and the DA who control the court were not abiding by any laws whatsoever, and no attorney would be able to correct the corrupt dysfunctional court system. I began reporting the crime to federal agencies.
Wake Court Clerk Lorrin Freeman orders false arrests with excessive bail and mails people fake jury trial notifications.
In Feb. 2010 I missed an unlawful court date which I didn’t know about, because the court doesn’t notify defendants about any court dates, and was unlawfully ordered arrested with excessive bail by Wake court clerk Lorrin Freeman. My case had been disposed of but a court clerk Tonya Woodlief changed it to pending and then set a new illegal court date, violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Then Freeman demanded that I represent myself in a jury trial in June 2010 via mailing me a fake, unlawful jury trial document. I did, and after my opening statement a mistrial occurred. Then Freeman mailed me yet another fake jury trial notification demanding I appear in court again in August 2010. I did, and made a motion to dismiss, which was rejected by the presiding judge. I was then ordered to pay for someone else’s misdemeanor DWI, with costs in excess of what is prescribed by law.
Wake Court Superior Court Judge-in-residence Donald Stephens covered up the crime.
On August 24, 2010, corrupt Judge Donald Stephens, the senior superior court judge in charge of the Wake County court denied my motion for relief despite all the documented evidence of fake court documents and unlawful court procedure.
What happened to me continues to happen to thousands of people accused of misdemeanors in the Wake County Court.
Here is a summary of how North Carolina’s corrupt criminal enterprise court system works.
The Wake County Court leaders (Judge Donald Stephens, Judge Jacqueline Brewer and Superior Court Clerk Lorrin Freeman) are using fake court documents, fraudulently notarized to continue cases for years, hold unlawful trials in district court, and convict people of Driving while Impaired (“DWI”).
Judge Kristin Ruth was using a fake Motion to Continue document to unlawfully continue cases for years in the Wake District Court. Per NCGS 15A-606, the only pre-trial proceeding allowed in the state district courts is a probable cause hearing. But the NC Administrative Office of the Courts never created a form to allow for probable cause hearings or to allow a defendant to plead NOT GUILTY. AS a result, thousands of misdemeanor defendants are convicted without probable cause.
Wake Court Clerk Lorrin Freeman invented a fake jury trial notification document. The document demands that defendants appear in court for a jury trial, when they’ve never had probable cause hearings FIRST, as required by law. Freeman also allows continued use of the fake motion to continue and transfer and appeal document in the Wake County Court. The fake court documents were never approved by the NC Administrative Office of the Courts and they obstruct justice for thousands of people.
North Carolina’s corrupt criminal enterprise involves many state leaders.
I have been investigating them, obtaining public records, and documenting their crimes, hoping that the federal government can use my work to expedite their investigations.
Attorney General Roy Cooper employs defective protocol in the SBI serology lab, and allows notaries to fraudulently notarize the defective procedures.
NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is responsible for enforcing notary law per NCGS 10B, but has declined to do so even after she was provided with a copy of the fake court documents unlawfully certified by Lorrin Freeman and her staff, and defective scientific procedure in the NC State Bureau of Investigation (“SBI”) fraudulently notarized by Joyce Davin .
Someone in Ms. Marshall’s office amended the annual corporation filing form and deleted the federal taxpayer ID Field. This makes it easy for NC corporations to evade state and federal taxes. Per NCGS NCGS57C-6-03(b), it is the duty of the NC Secretary of State to enforce state and federal tax laws.
All state entities reporting to NC Controller David McCoy apparently have no federal taxpayer ID number. Thus they are not filing IRS form 8300 every year. The state auditor detailed a $350 million dollar variance due to this. The audit is posted online at http://www.ncauditor.net.
According to an email from Ben McLawhorn in the NC State Controller’s office, The NC State Bar Treasurer Tom Lunsford does not even file a state accounting form for its IOLTA Trust Fund which manages millions of dollars in Lawyers’ Trust Funds and enjoys “unlimited FDIC protection.”
Gov. Perdue, Tom Tillis and Lt. Gov. Dalton signed NC Senate Bill 272 which allows the NC State Bar Treasurer Lunsford to continue to evade state and federal taxes by keeping public records, including annual reports from being viewed by the public.
AG Roy Cooper is allowing the NC SBI, which he manages, to continue defective serology practices in its misdemeanor serology unit and allows notary Joyce Davin to continue notarizing it. This obstructs justice for potentially everyone who was, is or will be a misdemeanor DWI defendant in N.C.
NC Administrative Office of the Courts Director John Smith still hasn’t corrected the court forms per his duty per NCGS 7A-343. No court form exists to allow for probable cause hearings in the district courts, or to allow a defendant to plead not guilty in the state district courts.
NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker manages the NC AOC and Judges per NCGS 7A-33 and NCGS 7A-34 and has not taken any action whatsoever to enforce compliance with state and federal law, including correction of the defective court forms.
NC State Auditor provides Governor Perdue with copies of all the state audits. Gov. Perdue is NC’s chief fiscal officer per NCGS § 143C-2-1. Shortly after the state auditor found over $100 million in mismanaged funds by the AOC, which is managed by NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker, Gov. Perdue awarded NC Chief Justice Parker with a lifetime achievement award.
Wake DA Colon Willoughby received copies of the fake court docs in 2010 and again in 2011; and yet again in 2012 I faxed him copies of the fake court documents fraudulently notarized and confirmed that the documents were placed in his mailbox. He still has not responded.
U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Howard (Eastern District of NC) obstructed justice by dismissing evidence of all of the crimes documented herein.
The systemic corruption devastates thousands of people personally, professionally and economically.