USA v Bartko Case Study 1

UNITED STATES V. GREGORY BARTKO EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA This case has generated a lot of public interest since Bartko was convicted following a three week trialconducted in the Eastern District of North Carolina ("EDNC") in November, 2010. Although from Atlanta, GA, Bartko was indicted and convicted in North Carolina because his former client...

Milke v Ryan Case Study 2

DEBRA JEAN MILKE v. CHARLES L. RYAN NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS Milke spent 25 years in prison before she was exonerated in 2015, with 22 of those years on death row. Each of those 25 years were spent knowing she did not murder her four year old son, Christopher, for which she was convicted...

USA v James Sanderson Case Study 3

UNITED STATES v. JAMES SANDERSON EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA We cannot focus on the continuing misconduct evident in the Eastern District of North Carolina without reviewing the case of James Sanderson. Sanderson was indicted on December 9, 2010 in a five-count indictment alleging several drug and firearms offenses, but reached a plea agreement with...

Bartko Prosecutors REFUSE to Reconsider Despite Compelling Evidence

BARTKO’S PROSECUTORS AND TRIAL JUDGE REFUSE TO CONSIDER COMPELLING EVIDENCE OF HIS WRONGFUL CONVICTION Since Bartko’s conviction in 2010, a variety of efforts have been undertaken to bring to light the prosecutorial misconduct and associated false and perjured testimony used by the government to convict him. The old saying “the truth always comes out” may...

USA v Harry Mann Case Study 4

UNITED STATES v. HARRY MANN EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA Before getting into the nuts and bolts of this case, let's return for a moment and revisit how the Bartko prosecution was supposed to prompt changes in the governments discovery policies and compliance within the Eastern District of North Carolina. The Fourth Circuit Court of...