Innocence Project Condemns Tulsa US Attorney, Thomas Woodward

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Victoria Hartman

Keller, TX

#1 Dec 7, 2011
The North Texas Innocence Project announced that it is condemning the actions of the Tulsa, OK US Attorney's office for a "blatant disregard for justice" pertaining to the 2005 conviction of two Tulsa men. Also, one of the imprisoned men's daughters has threatened a hunger strike "until the US Attorney does his job."

Victoria Hartman, director of the project stated "What is most disturbing about this case is that it appears the US Attorney is well aware of these wrongful convictions but chooses to ignore justice in favor of a victory, no matter how obtained."
Brad Frost and Wakon Redcorn were convicted in 2005 for embezzling from their own private company. The North Texas Innocence Project claims the government misapplied a federal statute referring to "plans or contracts" to artificially fit the private corporation into federal law.

"After five years of legal battles, the government now claims that a private corporation is itself a "plan or contract" under federal law, yet they cannot explain which one: "plan" or "contract". It's absurd and they know it. They contradict their own briefs and are abusing their power to wrongfully convict these two men" Hartman stated.

Thomas Woodward, US Attorney for the Northern district of Oklahoma refused to comment on the case.
"Mr. Frost currently has a motion seeking relief in front of Federal District Judge Stephen P. Friot.(Oklahoma City, OK) We hope that Mr. Woodward's refusal to even respond will speak volumes to Judge Friot and justice will finally prevail. Clearly, Mr. Frost should win on the merits, but so far the Federal justice system has failed him." said Hartman.

Kelsey Frost, 18 year old daughter of Frost, brought attention to her dad's case by implementing a website dedicated to freeing her wrongfully convicted father.( www.woodwardignoresjustice.com ) She has announced a January 31st deadline at which time she will begin a hunger strike.

"The government has admitted that a corporation is not a "plan" and is not a "contract", yet my father sits in prison because they now claim his corporation was a "plan or contract", which was not even presented at trial. They won't even return our attorney's phone calls or letters. I feel I have no choice but to go on the strike until Mr. Woodward can explain my dad's conviction." Kelsey Frost stated.

The North Texas Innocence Project, based in Dallas, TX assists the families of prisoners who appear to have a claim of actual innocence. For more information, contact Victoria Hartman at info@northtexasinnocenceprojec t.com
Kelsey Frost

Dallas, TX

#2 Dec 7, 2011
Woodwardignoresjustice.com

Thomas Woodward needs to answer our attorney's question or let my dad go!
NojusticeinUS

Edmond, OK

#3 Dec 7, 2011
At least 10 percent of people in prison are innocent and it's probably much higher. When you have prosecutors like Woodward who are more concerned about their conviction rate than justice and enabled by lazy, incompetent judges like we have now, no American's liberty is safe.
Polly

Arlington, TX

#4 Dec 10, 2011
How horrible! This attorney needs to do his job!
PlentyOfJustice

Tulsa, OK

#5 Dec 10, 2011
[snip]
NojusticeinUS wrote:
At least 10 percent of people in prison are innocent and it's probably much higher.
They may be not guilty of the case that landed them in prison, but they are not innocent. Since you favor percentages: 99.9 percent of those incarcerated have more than one felony conviction.
UNFAIR JUSTICE

Calumet City, IL

#6 Jan 21, 2012
Thomas ia an unjustified prosecutor ....he sentenced my brother in 2000 to prison for an 189 years...saying he's going to set an example of him, no one deserves that of time!! especially if no one got hurt, God will make Thomas paay for his actions.. cause there's criminals who do less time for triple murders...

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#7 Jan 21, 2012
If this is all the Innocence Project has they are on thin ice.

A procedure challenge that the use of the word "or" is vague and creates contradiction and ambiguity when the substantive claim against these embezzlers is not in question is nothing but an attempt to subvert the truth and spirit of the law.

I usually support the Innocence Project but this time they have throw a Red Herring into the mix with the intent to deny justice and set the guilty free.
Dash Riprock

United States

#8 Jan 21, 2012
Romney: Hey, corperations are people my friend.
hermit

Jenks, OK

#9 Jan 21, 2012
Many fine examples of the "Justus" system in OK.

[A Tulsa County, Okla., judge has sentenced an attorney to one year in a private correctional facility on a felony manslaughter charge linked to the street-racing death of his law partner.

District Judge Clancy Smith made no finding of guilt Monday on the first-degree manslaughter count to which Kenneth L. Morgan pleaded no contest to in June. Morgan, who also pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor in a personal-injury accident, can have the case dismissed in five years if he successfully completes probation.

The manslaughter count stemmed from the death of attorney Andre Carolina, 34, who was a passenger in Morgan's car when it crashed in December.

Smith ordered Morgan to spend a year in a facility operated by Avalon Correctional Services Inc. Morgan is to report Monday to the facility, where he will be allowed to participate in a work-release program and must pay $175 a week to cover program costs.

He received a concurrent one-year suspended term and a misdemeanor conviction on the DUI count.]

http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp...

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx...
I know this guy

Tulsa, OK

#10 Apr 20, 2012
I know this guy, ask him what he did to j Johnson
Kelsey Frost

Irving, TX

#11 Jun 20, 2013
Yes, that is very true with violent criminals. However, this particular case is a white collar crime. My dad is married Christian man with four kids. He is a good man.
PlentyOfJustice wrote:
[snip]
<quoted text>They may be not guilty of the case that landed them in prison, but they are not innocent. Since you favor percentages: 99.9 percent of those incarcerated have more than one felony conviction.
HungerStrike

Jefferson City, MO

#12 Jun 20, 2013
I will make you a sandwich if you want? I hate to see anyone go hungry.
Gobama

Yukon, OK

#14 Sunday Mar 22
Yes, This guy is bad news.

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