Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lisa Jackson -- Fatal Burn

Lisa Hassel's predecessor as David Hardee's secretary at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where I worked as a paralegal from 1988-1991, was Lisa Jackson.   I was assigned to a private office at Akin Gump upon my being hired by the firm on June 13, 1988.  From at least June to about September 1988 Lisa Jackson was employed as David Hardee's secretary.
Christopher E. Hassell, Esq.
Bonner Kiernan
1233 20th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel:  (202) 712-7000
Fax:  (202) 712-7100

Mr. Hassell:

Here's a heads-up on my current status.  I believe you are the Christopher E. Hassell who is married to Lisa Hassell.  I used to work at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld as a paralegal.  My private office on the firm's fifth floor was adjacent to your wife's work station from about September 1988 to March 1989.  Your wife worked as a legal secretary for David Hardee, Esq. a tax partner (as well as Steven Wrappe, an associate).  David Hardee had close professional ties to senior counsel Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq.  Mr. Hardee represented RJR Nabisco, a company on whose Board of Directors Mr. Jordan then served.

I request that you ask your wife, Lisa Hassell to disclose to the FBI Washington Field Office any information she recalls about me (such as rumor or reputation evidence) as well as any first hand-knowledge that my behavior was violent, disruptive, or bizarre as described by senior counsel Dennis M. Race, Esq. in a sworn pleading Akin Gump filed with the D.C. Department of Human Rights in May 1992.  Mr. Race also described me as being unable to communicate with my peers.  I specifically recall that in November 1988 I asked Mrs. Hassell if I could spend Thanksgiving with your family.  I also specifically recall that on Monday morning March 20, 1989 I left a box of doughnuts for Mrs. Hassell as well as David Hardee and Steven Wrappe upon the reassignment of my office to another floor of the firm.

Thank you very much.

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC
202 362 7064