Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jesse Raben: "Yes, I Knew Him. Gary Was A Severely Disturbed Individual"

March 28, 1998
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530

Edward J. Grenier, Jr., Esq.
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP
1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2404

RE: Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan Employment Inquiry - Homicide/Violence Risk

Dear Mr. Grenier:

I am writing to assure the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan that at the time of my employment inquiry in 1985, to which the late Francis M. Gregory, Jr. responded by letter dated February 25, 1985 (copy attached), I did not intentionally withhold any facts pertinent to my current mental illness: an apparently rare form of paranoid schizophrenia--a debilitating psychotic disorder--that has left my intellectual functioning intact even as the illness worsens in severity, and which disorder cannot be detected on comprehensive psychological testing as performed by a major medical center (The George Washington University Medical Center).

As a courtesy to Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan I forward (on the enclosed computer disc) two pleadings that I filed in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in a currently pending appeal, that will satisfy any questions you or your partners may have concerning the risk of violence (including armed violence and homicide) to which I unintentionally subjected your firm. The disc also contains a document pertinent to a criminal investigation instituted by the Federal Protective Service (Jerry McGill, S.A.), ancillary to concerns, affirmed as genuine by the Government of the District of Columbia, relating to a reported risk of violence (including homicide) that I posed at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, my former employer.

Incidentally, an attorney currently associated with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, Jesse Raben, Esq., was employed at Akin Gump in the capacity of legal assistant from 1988-1990 during my tenure with that firm. Mr. Raben may possibly remember me, and may be able to elaborate issues raised in the enclosed materials.

Supervisory Special Agent David M. Bowie at the Washington Field Office of the FBI is familiar with this matter. The telephone number of the FBI Washington Field Office is 252-7801.


Gary Freedman

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