Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Matt Hale's Appeal Of 2004 Solicitation Conviction Rejected By U.S. 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals

On February 5th, 2013, WBBM Channel 2 in Chicago reports that Matt Hale's appeal of his 2004 conviction of soliciting the murder of Judge Joan Lefkow has been unanimously rejected by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. One of Hale's primary objections was that his trial attorneys did a poor job of representing him. Courthouse News Service has since published a more detailed report on this event.

-- The 10-page ruling of case No. 11-3868 is now available online.

In late 2002, Hale filed a class action lawsuit against Judge Joan Lefkow, the United States district court judge presiding over his trademark case. Again in late 2002 and prior to his arrest, Hale denounced Lefkow in a news conference, claiming that she was biased against him because she was married to a Jewish man and had grandchildren who were biracial. On January 8th, 2003, Hale was arrested and charged with soliciting an undercover FBI informant (Tony Evola) to kill Lefkow; he was subsequently convicted of two counts of obstructing justice and one count of soliciting a crime of violence. On April 6th, 2005, he was sentenced to a grossly disproportionate 40-year prison term, despite the fact that no connection was established between Hale and the subsequent murder of Lefkow's mother and husband on February 28th, 2005.

A previous account of the case reveals why the Feds sentenced Hale to 40 years. The Feds played the "terrorism" card:

Hale was sentenced on April 26, 2005. In light of United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220, 125 S.Ct. 738, 160 L.Ed.2d 621 (2005), the district court acknowledged that the sentencing guidelines were advisory but that it was nevertheless required to calculate and consider the applicable guidelines range. For the first obstruction conviction — the one pertaining to Hale's letter to Judge Lefkow — the district court calculated an offense level of 12 after making no adjustments to the base offense level found in U.S.S.G. § 2J1.2(a). As for the second obstruction conviction, which pertains to Hale's attempts to impede Judge Lefkow in the discharge of her duties by soliciting her murder, the district court calculated an adjusted offense level of 23, after adding upward adjustments because the offense involved threatening to cause physical injury, see U.S.S.G. § 2J1.2(b)(1), and because the crime was motivated by Judge Lefkow's status as a government officer, see id. § 3A1.2(a)(1)(A).

On the count of soliciting a crime of violence, the district court began with a base offense level of 28, see U.S.S.G. § 2A1.5(a), and again added the three-level "official victim" adjustment, see id. § 3A1.2(a)(1)(A), as well as a two-level upward adjustment for obstruction of justice, see id. § 3C1.1. The latter stemmed from letters Hale sent while he was awaiting trial, in which he attempted to convince Jon Fox to testify falsely that Hale had known all along that Evola was a government informant and that Hale could not possibly have intended any harm to Judge Lefkow. Finally, over Hale's objection, the district court applied U.S.S.G. § 3A1.4 to increase the offense level by 12 levels and the criminal history category from Category I to Category VI because the solicitation "involved, or was intended to promote, a federal crime of terrorism."

The resulting total offense level of 45, in combination with the criminal history category of VI, yielded an advisory guidelines sentence of life imprisonment. After addressing Hale's objections at length, the district sentenced him to a total of 480 months' imprisonment. That term equals the maximum statutory penalties of 20 years for the solicitation count and 10 years for each obstruction of justice count.

Hale's currently serving his term at the Supermax facility in Florence, CO, and is scheduled to be released on December 6th, 2037. Hale periodically communicates via his mother with Frazier Glenn Miller, who posts his letters on the Vanguard News Network Forum. The most recent communication from Hale was posted in November 2012. Information on how to communicate with Matt Hale is posted on the Free Matt Hale website.


Anonymous said...

Hale has the option to Appeal to the full 7th Circuit.

Anonymous said...

Hale's gonna die in prison. That's why we need to forget about him and stop looking back. He bungled his chance, know what i'm sayin? Even his ex-wife is gettin boned by a mystery-meat-mulatto back in Chi-town. Cheatin scum-bitch she is. The only loyal wn's are guys like Rocky Suhada and Erich Gliebe.

Sieg heil!


Anonymous said...

News to me. Which one would that be? He was married thrice.

Anonymous said...

The fact that Hale is stupid enough to communicate with the well known Fed stooge Glenn Miller says it all. I suppose that Miller hopes to eventually turn him into an asset, and then Hale will be set free to do the Zog's dirty work ala Miller. Since Jeff Schoep is pretty well washed up, Zog needs another boogieman to wave around as a wild man who repells the general public. Hale and his rahowa would fit that picture to a tee.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Why is the ANP so soft on jews? Rockwell sure as hell wasnt.
I keep hearing "Judeo-Capitalist," Rocky framing it in economic/financial terms. The truth is racial/cultural, in that the jews have been working to destroy the White race and Western civilization for a long time now!

Im tired of hearing the ANP talk about "regular everyday, working class jews." How "most jews" arent "extremists." Really? Where are these people? Where is their criticism of ZOG, and their support, or at least respect for White peoples right to self determination?

Not sure why the ANP is trying to play nice with the jews. Trying to be more "respectable" in the eyes of the enemy. Dont think they're gonna give you much leeway. Believe it or not, most the of the "chosen ones" have trouble seeing past that swastika.

Naming the jew is not "mindless hate." If you try to deflect attention from the jews, you are doing a great dis-service and misleading your followers. Think im wrong? Read Mein Kampf then!

Anonymous said...

Free Matt Hall!! From Duluth,Minnesota!!!We will be victorious in the end!!!White America!!!

Anonymous said...

8:42PM If you want to attack jews, then do so with some intelligence. List WHAT you are specifically attacking them for, and the WHO and WHY. If you go around stating "each and every jew when they awake in the morning, until they go to bed at night, constantly think of how they can harm White people..." - people are going to reject your views, and think your a nut. Rockwell said and did what he did - for "PUBLICITY" value much of the time, like saying he'd start a nuclear war, bombing China - do you REALLY believe he meant that? LOL We focus on those jews who ARE the problem. Same with blacks. My neighbor who is black isn't a bloodthirsty savage, OR a race-mixer ( like Jeff Schoep ) so he isn't a problem. Why don't you fixate upon WHITE PEOPLE who ARE "PROBLEMS"? IF we ever cleaned-up OUR OWN RACES' ACT - perhaps there would be a LOT fewer problems around. For White Worker Power! Rocky J Suhayda, Chairman www.AmericanNaziParty.com 88!