When the government writes the regulations, investigates the crimes, prosecutes the allegations, provides defense for those alleged crimes, and then pays the judge the sits on the bench…how can due process possibly be found?
Disabled veteran, 77 year-old Joe Robertson is now a convicted felon, facing 15 years in prison and $750,000 in fines for building a pond and a bridge for which he had secured proper permits. He is accused of three counts of allowing contaminating soil to enter “United States Waters.” However, according to Mr. Robertson’s account of the court hearings, the USFS provided no studies as evidence proving their allegations. Furthermore, two independent environmental consultant studies show that there was no evidence of contaminating debris that entered ‘United States Waters’. If this were not bad enough, Mr. Robertson must live in a separate trailer because he can’t live in his own home with his wife because of the presence of her firearms. His sentencing is scheduled for lat July of 2016. The USFS has repeatedly come onto Mr. Robertson’s property without a warrant, harassing them and snooping around their home. When confronted, USFS agents reportedly told Mr. Robertson they are federal agents and are allowed to go where they please. This is not only unconstitutionally unlawful, but is unprofessional and even incomprehensible. Incidentally and ironically, the same female USFS agent who took it upon herself to stop his “illegal” (not) activity on both the pond and the bridge projects (which he had permits for), was arrested for DUI resulting from a car crash which sent to people to the hospital. This federal ‘law enforcement agent’ received a promotion afterward. A disabled veteran who served his country honorably and defended us now needs defending.
Disabled Veteran Now Convicted Felon for Building Pond- Interview By John Jacob Schmidt
Montana Veteran Convicted Over Pond…..Here we go again!- Redoubt News
‘Disabled Veteran Injustice: Patriot Leaders and Legislators Weigh In’- Press Release LFA