James take the county, state etc. For all they have!
> Correction: The State dropped all of the drug charges after it was
> proven that I had prescription for all of the drugs, and that they
> all were provided to me by the Federal Government due to he injuries
> I sustains while in the military. They took my legally prescribed
> drugs, which they knew I had prescriptions for, and which were
> clearly labeled, etc. They only brought me up on drug charges to
> incite and inflame the case. The Commonwealth also dropped the
> possession of high capacity firearms changes, and dropped the rocket
> launcher charges as well. They are correcting the article at this
> time in regards to the second to last paragraph at this time, and
> will publish a correction tomorrow.
> Great article, it shows that justice can be obtained in this
> country, so long as the Citizen knows his rights, and zealously
> forces the state to actually PROVE the charges. It was proven that I
> did nothing wrong, not ever, and that I was the only honest person
> in the transaction.
> bernieS wrote:
>> GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA
>> May 18, 2012
>> Global theft charges dismissed vs. Rockport man
>> By Steven Fletcher
>> Staff Writer
>> ROCKPORT A Peabody District Court judge has dismissed charges of
>> larceny and obstruction of justice against a Rockport man who was
>> accused of failing to deliver counter surveillance equipment to a
>> Swiss company yesterday and still faces a number of weapons
>> charges as well.
>> Judge Richard Mori on Thursday dismissed the theft and obstruction
>> charges against James Atkinson, 46, of 31R Broadway because the
>> state prosecutor's witnesses one from Switzerland and the other
>> from Tennessee did not show up for the trial, according to both
>> Atkinson's attorney and the Essex County district attorney's office.
>> Atkinson had been arrested on the charges in 2009, after two
>> foreign companies contacted Rockport Police alleging he failed to
>> deliver on the counter surveillance gear he promised.
>> "When all the evidence and records came together, it irrefutably
>> proved that I did absolutely nothing wrong," Atkinson said.
>> Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex County District
>> Attorney's office, said the charges were dismissed because, without
>> witnesses, the state couldn't prosecute. The charges have been in
>> court for 2 1/2 years. Atkinson's attorney, Paul Andrews of Denner
>> and Pellegrino LLP in Boston, said the state didn't have probable
>> cause to charge Atkinson in the first place.
>> Atkinson's initial arrest came after a complaint from GAZ Turbine
>> Services, a Swiss firm that produces technology and equipment for
>> the oil and gas industry.
>> The Swiss company had contacted the Chamber in an attempt to find
>> out if Atkinson's purported Granite Island Group was a real
>> business. The caller told the Chamber that his company purchased
>> surveillance equipment from Atkinson's company for over $32,000,
>> but that it never arrived, according to a report written by
>> Rockport officer Daniel Mahoney. The Chamber contacted police.
>> Atkinson reiterated Thursday that his company serves as a go-
>> between for companies looking to purchase counter surveillance
>> technology and companies that make it.
>> GAZ Turbine paid him $32,000 for the equipment, and he sent the
>> money to Tennessee-based Research Electronics International. That
>> company manufactures and ships the counter surveillance equipment.
>> Without proper export documents stating the end user of the
>> electronics, Atkinson said, the company can't ship them.
>> According to Andrews' motion to dismiss the charges, GAZ ordered
>> the equipment in October 2009. Soon after, Atkinson paid REI for
>> the equipment, but REI said it needed a letter declaring the end
>> user of the electronics. GAZ didn't send that letter until Nov. 23,
>> according to court documents.
>> Stephen Spring of Spring and Spring LLP in Louisiana, Atkinson's
>> second attorney, said the charges shouldn't have been brought
>> forward in the first place.
>> "(GAZ) used the police department for extortion, threatening
>> criminal charges when they're the ones who didn't supply the proper
>> documents," Spring said.
>> Andrews' motion also cited that, during Rockport Police's
>> investigation, Atkinson and his attorneys stated that when Mahoney
>> called him, he did so on a recorded line. A line, they stated,
>> Mahoney didn't state was recorded until about seven minutes into
>> the conversation.
>> Atkinson will face trial in Salem District Court on a total of 16
>> other charges stemming from his arrest, including several charges
>> of possessing firearms and ammunition without a license, illegally
>> having Class E prescription drugs, and possessing high-capacity
>> firearms among them an M27 rocket launcher. Monahan said there is
>> no date for that trial set yet.
>> He is also representing himself in his own civil rights suit
>> targeting the town of Rockport and other defendants in the first
>> Circuit Court of Appeals.
>> Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 1-978-283-7000 x3455, or sfletc...@gloucestertimes.com
>> . Follow him on Twitter at @stevengdt
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