William Benner, Esq.
Benner & Wild
I may face federal criminal prosecution for defrauding the U.S. Social
Security Administration in the amount of hundreds of thousands of
dollars. In the event the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
does file criminal charges I solicit your legal representation in this matter.
The following is an email message I sent to the Criminal Division of the
U.S. Department of Justice on May 4, 2012. My case is somewhat unusual
This email message is not confidential. You may share it with others, including federal law enforcement, at your will.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please send my regards to Verlyn Hewer.
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202 362 7064
U.S. Department of Justice
The following is my monthly criminal fraud certification per 18 U.S.C.§
4. There is circumstantial evidence that I am currently engaged in the
commission of a felony against the Government of the United States.
There is circumstantial evidence that I have been engaged in a long-term
scheme to defraud the Government of the United States of up to about
$500,000 in public monies.
I am concerned that the Department of Justice will not investigate this
matter because a full investigation might embarrass the law partners of
Vernon R. Jordan, Jr., who happens to be a close personal friend of
Attorney General Holder. Further, both the head of the criminal
division, Lanny Breuer, and the Attorney General, Eric Holder, are
former law partners of xxxxx, Esq. at the law firm of
Covington and Burling. Mr. xxxxx is married to U.S. District Court
Judge xxxxx. Also, Mr. Holder was a colleague of Judge xxxxx's when both served as judges on the D.C. Superior Court. I
believe that both Eric Holder and Judge xxxxx are proteges of Eleanor
Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's representative in Congress.
As a concerned citizen I am specifically concerned about the possibility
of an obstruction of justice at the highest levels of the U.S.
Department of Justice.
I believe the following statement discharges my duty per 18 U.S.C. § 4
(misprision of felony) to report the commission of a felony perpetrated
against the Government of the United States.
I certify under penalty of criminal prosecution for making false
statements that the following declaration is true and correct to the
best of my knowledge:
1. The U.S. Department of the Treasury made a wire transfer of $1334 to
my bank account on May 3, 2012, per my claim of disability granted by
the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA): disability claim no.
2. The SSA determined that I became disabled and not suitable for
employment by reason of severe mental illness that may be associated
with a risk of violent behavior, effective October 29, 1991. As part of
my initial claim for benefits in 1993 I provided to SSA evidence that my
direct supervisor (Christine Robertson), who reported directly to a
senior management attorney (R. Bruce McLean, Esq.) at the law firm of
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld where I was employed, advised her
employees after my termination that she feared I might return to the
firm to kill her and arranged to have the firm take protective measures
to guard against a possible homicidal assault (agency record at 41).
3. The SSA determined that I became disabled effective October 29, 1991
based on the sworn declaration of Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq. and Dennis
M. Race, Esq. of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld,
where I was employed until I was diagnosed with mental illness that
might be associated with a risk of violence. Akin Gump's mental status
determination, according to the sworn declaration, was made in
consultation with a practicing psychiatrist (Gertrude R. Ticho, M.D.).
Dr. Ticho (deceased) denied in a letter written on her letterhead in
July 1993 and in a taped telephone conversation I had with her in
October 1993 that she ever had any communications of the kind alleged by
4. Comprehensive psychological testing performed by The George
Washington University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences (Washington, DC) in May 1994 and in March 1996
failed to disclose that I suffer from any mental illness of any kind
and, further, failed to disclose the presence of any psychotic thought
processes. In fact, I achieved a perfect score on the Wisconsin Card
Sorting Test in March 1996 -- a test of psychotic thinking -- which is
unusual even in normal test subjects. I was not on any medication at
the time of testing in 1994 or 1996.
5. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed (1998) a prior
agency determination (1993) that found that Akin Gump's sworn declaration was factual and that the employer's mental status
determination was genuine and credible, see Freedman v. D.C. Department
of Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998), relying in part
on the Brief on Appeal filed with the Court on July 25, 1997 by the
D.C. Corporation Counsel.
6. On January 15, 2010 I was interviewed by Deputy Marshal xxxxx of the U.S. Marshals Service (Washington, DC) who had
concerns, based on my prior statements and conduct, that I might pose a
continuing and indefinite risk of harm to U.S. District Court Judge
xxxxx and the judge's immediate family. It was Judge xxxxx who in 1996
affirmed a prior agency determination that failed to
find that Akin Gump's published statements that I might have been
homicidal and extremely dangerous, see paragraph 2 above (agency record
at 41), as of late October 1991 constituted acts of defamation motivated
by a discriminatory animus. Judge xxxxx relied in part on inapposite
case law to exonerate the apparent unlawful conduct of the law partners
of Vernon Jordan.
The USMS imposed continuing and indefinite protective measures limiting
my access to a public facility and to a house of worship. The protective
measures imposed by the USMS are inconsistent with my
employability under the Americans With Disabilities Act, which permits
an employer to refuse to employ a disabled person who poses a risk of
harm at a place of employment.
7. I believe that to the extent that SSA claim no. xxxxx is based
on the sworn declaration of Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq. and Dennis M.
Race, Esq. that I became unemployable effective October 29, 1991, that I
suffered from severe mental illness and posed a risk of violence as of
said date, the claim is based on criminal fraud, a felony under federal
8. I believe that to the extent that SSA claim no. xxxxx is based
on the aforementioned Brief on Appeal filed by the D.C. Corporation
Counsel with the D.C. Court of Appeals, the claim is based on criminal
fraud, a felony under federal law. I believe that the Brief on Appeal
contains several material omissions of fact and law calculated to
mislead the Court, misrepresents the agency record and findings, and
constitutes a willful fraud by the D.C. Corporation Counsel on the D.C.
Court of Appeals.
9. To the extent that Judge xxxxx exonerated the unethical conduct of a
psychiatrist in providing an ex parte professional opinion about my
mental health and stability to my former employer in violation of the
American Psychiatric Association's Goldwater Rule, which prohibits such
communications, Judge xxxxx exceeded her judicial power. A
professional opinion offered by a psychiatrist about the mental health
and stability of an individual whom she has not seen in private
consultation does not meet the criteria established to ensure the
reliability of an expert psychiatric opinion and has no more clinical
value than a lay opinion and is therefore defamatory. Further, Judge
xxxxx's action in exonerating the unethical conduct of a licensed
professional -- conduct that was, in fact, illegal per D.C. Code
§2-3305.14(26) as of the filing of the complaint in Freedman v. D.C.
Dept. Human Rights -- at the behest of her husband's law partner (the
late Charles F.C. Ruff, Esq., attorney for the defendant, Akin Gump),
carries the appearance of impropriety.
10. I believe that to the extent that SSA claim no. xxxxx is
supported by the action of the USMS in concluding that I pose a
continuing and indefinite risk of harm to a federal judge (and that
judge's immediate family), and in imposing continuing and indefinite
restrictions on my access to a public facility and to a house of
worship, the claim is based on criminal fraud, a felony under federal
law. I believe that the USMS did not form a good faith belief that I
pose a risk of harm nor was the interview that Deputy Marshal xxxxx
conducted at my residence on January 15, 2010, or my prior
conduct or statements that occasioned the interview, a sufficient basis
to conclude that I pose a risk of harm. Further, I believe that the USMS
interview was the product of a criminal conspiracy between the USMS and
other(s) to intimidate me in the free exercise of my
constitutionally-protected right to publish facts concerning the likely
fraudulent nature of my SSA disability claim and the likely criminal
conduct of attorney managers of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss,
Hauer & Feld. 18 U.S.C. Section 241 (Conspiracy against Rights).
11. USMS Associate General Counsel xxxxx (202-307-xxxx) advised me
by email on June 7, 2011 that a letter I sent to Judge xxxxx dated
August 14, 2000 -- 10 years ago -- triggered the USMS concerns that I
might pose a security risk to Judge xxxxx and prompted the USMS
interview on January 15, 2010. That proposition is so ludicrous that it
raises a substantial question about whether the stated reason for the
USMS interview was simply pretext for an attempt by the USMS to try to
intimidate me: a possible felony per 18 U.S.C. Section 241 (Conspiracy
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008