I wrote the following letter ex parte to D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Annice M. Wagner a few weeks before oral argument in Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 93-AA-1342, an appeal that was eventually dismissed by the court for lack of jurisdiction (Ferren, Terry, Mack, judges). I sent only this one letter to Judge Wagner. I later forwarded a copy of this letter to U.S. Attorney Eric H. Holder, Jr.
September 26, 1994
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Hon. Annice M. Wagner
D.C. Court of Appeals
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
RE: Freedman v. D.C. Dept. of Human Rights
D.C. Court of Appeals Docket No. 93-AA-1342
Dear Chief Judge Wagner:
Enclosed for the general information of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals is a collection of correspondence to D.C. Deputy Corporation Counsel Charles L. Reischel concerning the above-referenced matter, set for the Court’s regular calendar on October 13, 1994.
The above-referenced matter is an appeal of a No Probable Cause determination of an unlawful job termination Complaint arising under the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, made by the D.C. Department of Human Rights (DOHR), in which the employer, Respondent below, is the Washington law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.
I want to bring to the attention of the Court that there is persuasive documentary evidence that Akin Gump’s attorney managers may have filed numerous false and intentionally misleading statements in the proceedings below in violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, D.C. Code section 1-2529 (filing false documents or testimony). In view of the possible serious misconduct of Akin Gump’s attorney managers during the pendency of the proceedings below, I am forwarding the enclosed documentation so that you may, at your discretion, take whatever steps you deem necessary to safeguard the integrity of the Court in the face of a record on appeal that appears to be overwhelmingly polluted with statements of doubtful reliability.
The enclosed documentation comprises:
1.) Letter dated March 22, 1994 re: Akin Gump’s possible filing with DOHR of a fabricated exhibit
2.) Letter dated April 8, 1994 re: inconsistent sworn statements filed by Akin Gump in two unrelated job termination proceedings
3.) Letter dated September 26, 1994 re: tape recording of a telephone conversation with an Akin Gump co-worker on July 1, 1993 (tape recording enclosed)
I have brought this matter together with ancillary issues arising out of the job termination, to the attention of Mr. Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; the Washington Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ms. Kathleen Day-Coch, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, who has been investigating a possible Hatch Act violation by Margie A. Utley, former Director of the D.C. Department of Human Rights, who issued the No Probable Cause finding that is currently on appeal.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Petitioner, pro se