Frank Report is investigating the prosecution of Richard Luthmann in New York State in 2018 for criminal impersonation.
His crime, it appears, was that he took to Facebook and created pages in several politicians’ names, then lampooned them.
One of the targets of his lampooning was a candidate for District Attorney of Richmond County, Michael McMahon.
He happened to get elected, and his memory was good. Once he was elected, he wanted Luthmann, but could not go after the man who ridiculed him directly. He needed a special prosecutor.
Usually, when a special prosecutor is appointed, it is another DA, an elected prosecutor from a nearby county. But not in Luthmann’s case. They needed someone especially dumb, dumber than the dumbest DA.
The Special Prosecutor had to be a man completely without morals, a total sycophant, entirely without honor, willing to sell out anybody, or anything, including the US Constitution and its First Amendment, a man entirely on the teat of government.
Someone no one would elect to anything.
The man they chose was Eric Nelson, a family law and defense attorney who hung around the fringes. He is so obscure that you might hunt the internet for one photograph of this attorney who has practiced for years, and there is no photo of Eric Nelson.
If anyone has one, please send one. Thank you.
Eric Nelson has a three-page website. Well, actually, two pages. The home page is blank.
Although there is an obscure reference to Sarah + Mitch, whoever they are.
The website seems to have been designed when the internet was new. No photos. No quotes from satisfied clients. No cases he handled successfully and won.
The second page is a link to “The Firm.” No pictures. No bios listing experiences. No names even.
It does list all the types of legal work “The Firm” does, which consists solely of writing briefs for all kinds of “appeals.”
Our services consist of research, writing and formatting appellate briefs in all courts from administrative appellate bodies, appellate courts to the US Supreme Court.
At the bottom, it says how eager and needy the “Firm” is.
We want your business. For this reason, our fees are always negotiable to accommodate your personal budget.
I do not think I have ever seen an attorney advertise to clients upfront that they will take a discount on their fees.
The Firm’s value is whatever the budget of the client says it is.
He even wrote, “We utilize Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw as our research services. We are also a subscriber to Pacer.”
He has to tell prospective clients he has a Pacer account, which anyone in the world can have.
This guy, Nelson, needed work.
And DA McMahon needed a useful idiot.
And so this was the man appointed to prosecute Luthmann. The Special District Attorney for Richmond County.
[First, they tried a real attorney, Thomas Tormey, but he turned it down. There is a First Amendment.]
Then they went to the lowest level attorney they could find.
And they put him in charge of prosecuting a case that was just plain McMahon’s vendetta. Prosecuting a man for “bad speech,” but protected speech, but bad, bad-to-Mike McMahon-speech.
A crime in Richmond County.
District Attorney Michael McMahon and his wife, State Supreme Court Justice Judith McMahon.
They took a ne’er-do-well, hapless attorney who had to tell clients he had a subscription to Pacer and was for sale at any discount price, a man not known to have ever prosecuted anyone at any time, a man entirely unqualified and made him Special District Attorney for Richmond County,
But don’t worry, good people of Richmond, they gave him only one case – Luthmann.
It worked out well. Nelson indicted Luthmann, which we will get into later.
But here is the funny part. Nelson was able to bill taxpayers over $700,000 according to records obtained from the NYC Comptroller. From a guy always ready to negotiate his fees, he went to a guy willing to negotiate the truth. But his money troubles were over.
I submit that the selection of Eric Nelson as Special Prosecutor tells us as much about the corrupt nature of this false and possibly criminal conspiracy called the People of the State of New York versus Richard Luthmann as anything.
But Nelson is one of many actors whose conduct we will explore.
FR called Eric Nelson for comment. As of press time, he has not responded.
Stay tuned. We’ve only just begun.
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Powerful Controversial! Pivotal!
The evidence is irrefutable!
The website screen shots are solid evidence. It’s incredible the important and incriminating intel which can be mined, from a webpage. The prosecutor is corrupt his wife looks like Nancy Pelosi!
Only a scholarly, QAnon analyst is capable of such a feat or an attorney running around in medieval cosplay demanding a tankard of mead and trial by combat. https://images.app.goo.gl/FeZiuR1sa66GHuuq6
Who coated worthless scrap with copper, was it done by the elves, aliens, Jews or CIA black ops?
Own what you did boy!
Didn’t do it. My clients did it and I didn’t know. Read the plea transcripts. This was a psy-op from the beginning.
Luthmann deserved the very best prosecutor. It’s an insult that they gave him this clown.
I don’t understand why you are seeking information under 18-B — isn’t that for the assigned counsel program? Isn’t the ACP for criminal cases? And isn’t the ACP used for people would can’t afford an attorney (indigent) and the judge assigns a lawyer from a panel of attorneys to represent that indigent person? If Nelson was appointed as a special prosecutor, wouldn’t the County be responsible for any payment to him? I am just trying to understand the FOIL request.
Also, that website has not been updated since 2015 (see seen at the very bottom).
If he got the Da’s enemy it was worth $700k besides the Da doesn’t pay that directly you dummies
I have an appeal on my credit card and other attorneys are super expensive. I think Nelson offers a service that is good and I can afford it it is good.
You don’t need a good prosecutor to indict. The grand jury is in charge of indictment. They are an independent body that decided the indictment
Who the fuck uses a Fax machine these days? They went out with the Arc..
Looking forward to more on this story – great post.
Agree. This is fucked up.
“His crime, it appears, was that he took to Facebook and created pages in several politicians’ names, then lampooned them.”
That’s identity fraud, isn’t it? Especially troubling in this case because it involves an election. Elections are important. Democracy is important. Richard got what he deserved. This whining about his first amendment rights being violated makes no sense.
Public personas of political people belong to the public. They can’t be stolen, as a matter of fact and law. My charges were akin to “stealing” water from a public drinking fountain.
What I did was satire, and First Amendment protected political expression. The Manhattan DA doesn’t take people away off the stage at 30 Rock when they do a political skit on SNL. The Staten Island DA evidently does when it’s about him and his cronies. And they will commit felonies to get an indictment.
Additionally, I didn’t do anything the US Government didn’t do first and hasn’t stopped doing.
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“The Manhattan DA doesn’t take people away off the stage at 30 Rock when they do a political skit on SNL.”
Oh okay, so I can go out and impersonate a law officer and just claim it was satire since a comedian once dressed as a cop on SNL?
IMO, you screwed up by impersonating a public servant. And are you denying that you did it to manipulate the results of an election? Sorry, but that is shady and unethical as hell.
Correct. Doing an impression is different than impersonating.
Especially on a TV show that has a decades old track record as a sketch comedy show and is transparent.
SNL is not a good comparison here
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“Sorry, but that is shady and unethical as hell.” – But not illegal. The law protects plenty of “shady” and “unethical” shit. Look at a billionaire’s tax returns.
If the case stands, New York State has declared me the greatest election manipulator in the history of elections and manipulation. I might not want to give that one up.