Dear sister Halima,
My laptop was in my apartment while I was deployed in Iraq. I never took it with me.
My personal laptop computer was void of any classified materials. I wouldn’t mix any work-related stuff with my personal files and folders.
The FBI agents, however, having deceptively convinced Vincent to let them into the apartment, went in with neither a search warrant from court, nor my consent. They misled Vincent into believing that I had told him previously to let them into my apartment. They took advantage of his ignorance of the rules of search and seizure. Armed with their malicious intents they ransacked the whole place and took away any thing they deemed good to construct an illusive case against me even when I served the U.S for two years in a time of war. They found -among the piles of Compact Disks I had been using as part of my daily work routine- one work-related CD that has classified information. It had been accidentally taken from my work place along with all other disks I had . They consequently used that CD, not the laptop, as evidence against me. So they charged me with unauthorized possession of classified documents.
The prosecutor, already predisposed to enhance my sentence, used the wrong sentencing guidelines that carry the maximum prison term of 10 years. Because of my race and religion, he chose the guidelines that can only be used against those who are charged with bad intent to distribute or pass the classified information to others not authorized to have it. He said I had violent plots and criminal intents without proving any facts. If I ever had any bad intent wouldn’t I be extra careful and tend to be very calculating? If I ever had any criminal intent I would be very prudent not to leave any trace of evidence. I would have destroyed any evidence simply because I wouldn’t be that stupid to leave a trail behind. In fact, violent plots and criminal intents were found only within the prosecutor’s and the agents’ minds, certainly not mine.
I felt their prejudice from day one. The fact that I had to spend 6 months in solitary confinement is proof that my case was racially motivated. They lied to the judge when he asked why I had been placed in a solitary cell. First they said that they had nothing to with my placement and that it was the bureau of prisons’ decision to place me anywhere they wanted. Then it turned out later that they asked the prison authorities to place me in isolation to increase pressure on me to plea guilty for the purpose of depriving me of my due process right to a jury trial. They committed acts of perjury and obstruction of justice by having lied to the judge. Unfortunately nothing was done about their lies. It’s just business as usual. The question is: Can a prosecutor charge himself with perjury and Obstruction of justice? The answer is, of course, NO!! They use the law against others and the law can’t be used against them, even if they lie.
They even passed classified information to my lawyer, by means of mail and hand delivery, even when she didn’t have clearance, at that time, to view secret documents which are deemed classified. So they committed a crime by passing classified information to a lawyer who was not supposed to view it until she gets clearance. Even so, they wanted to show that their duty was to protect America from people like me, whereas the truth lies in the fact that they took my case as an opportunity to save their careers by sacrificing me as a burned offering to the Bush administration. It became apparent that satisfying a political agenda was a primary criteria for them to keep their jobs.
Some good prosecutors somehow resisted pressure from the White House. They used the rule of law by deciding not to prosecute innocent people and instead used common sense, pursuant to ethical rules. Their good intentions back fired and were perceived as politically disloyal. So they were in danger of losing their jobs and being replaced. Former U.S Attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, was asked to fire so many good prosecutors simply they weren’t aggressive enough to bring charges against democratic rivals and more people of the Muslim faith. those who kept their jobs and couldn’t find any real reason to prosecute Muslims, were put under pressure and urged to create any grounds or fake reasons to find Muslims and prosecute them. They used the tax payers’ money to hire informants to entrap Muslims into FBI created crimes.
All this was, of course, done to create a sense of fear and make the public believe that they’re saving America from the threat of terrorism.
Alberto Gonzales once stole highly classified information and tempered with it. He was never charged of any crime.
There is much more to talk about, more than enough to write books about the subject…I’ll stop here for now.
Please pass this information to ACLU and the French media to uncover the false persecution of innocent Muslims.
Noureddine Maliki #63740-053
Metropolitan Detention Center
P.O. Box 329002
Brooklyn, NY 11232