Our DC based chapter of Slabbed is especially vibrant folks as DC based lawyer James Scanlan at Truth in Justice contacted us with an interesting post on the Truth in Justice files blog. Truth in Justice is an “organization and website founded to educate the public about the criminal conviction of wholly innocent people.” I suspect that mission also entails running across the guilty that have neither been convicted nor incarcerated and that is the case here IMHO.
Rather than reinvent the wheel I’m simply going to link James’ post on Thomas T. Demery of HUD, which looks to be a classic case of a taxpayer fleecing of the type that has the country broke today. What makes Demery interesting to us is the Mamo connection and this blurb:
In January 2006, when Barrett was forced, against his will, to shut down the investigation, it had expended $22,750,000 – some of that, according to an Acknowledgment included in Barrett’s report (at sixth page), paid to John Mamoulides (who retired from his district attorney position in 1996). While for a time some observers supported Barrett’s claims that a cover-up had thwarted his investigation, the prevailing view was probably closer to that of former Justice Department official Robert S. Litt (now General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence), who in a May 21, 2005 letter described the investigation as “one of the most embarrassingly incompetent and wasteful episodes in the history of American law enforcement.”
James has a timeline here that is also very good.
We’re hoping our readers can help put more meat on the Mamo connection in comments.