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Petition filed requesting missing transcript in IRP6 conviction case

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A Just Cause reported on Thursday that Denver, CO., attorney, Gwendolyn Solomon, has filed a petition requesting the federal courts to direct a federal court reporter to release 200 pages of a missing transcript critical for appeals in the IRP6 case, a case where six Christian businesspersons, five black and one white, two who are military veterans, were falsely accused of crimes and sentenced to prison.

The IRP6 story centers on six Christian businesspersons of IRP Solutions who were jailed due to government corruption and a federal judge, which was reported by the Paulding County Republican Examiner this past September.

The IRP6 case pertains to an African-American company (IRP Solutions Corporation) in Colorado that developed the Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC) criminal investigations software for federal, state, and local law enforcement.

The IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A Stewart, David A Zirpolo and David A Banks) were convicted in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. The defense argues that key elements of the court transcript, which are key to the appeal, are missing.

The software they created was to help law enforcement that would aid local, state, and federal agencies in sharing information after the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks while their defense states that the only “crime” they committed was incurring debt.

The Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed by Attorney Gwendolyn Solomon alleges breach of contract by court reporter Darlene Martinez for failing to attach her original shorthand notes or other original records, to the tune of 200 pages, to her official certificate and promptly file them with the clerk.

Solomon asserts in the petition, “The verbatim transcript is material to the issue concerning the violation of the Petitioners Fifth Amendment rights. The failure to inspect or be provided the complete verbatim transcript prejudices the Petitioners defense makes it impossible to perfect their appeal and deprives them of due process of law and warrants a reversal on their convictions.”

In the previous news report, black conservative radio show host, Wayne Dupree of NewsNinja2012 said of the case, “Coincidentally, the raid of IRP Solutions occurred a few days after the FBI had to explain at Congressional hearings why they wasted $400 million of the taxpayer’s money developing law enforcement software that did not work. The FBI was embarrassed in front of the world as being incompetent and wasteful.”

The advocacy group, A Just Cause asserts, “Ms. Martinez stated that those records (sidebar transcript from IRP6 case) no longer existed and had been destroyed. The negligent reporting practices of Ms. Martinez resulted in the omission of critical information, and made it impossible for her or her agency to produce a complete and accurate transcript of the proceedings.”

“With the technology that the Judicial Conference has made available to the courts, I can't comprehend the idea that the court transcripts are not available somewhere”, Sam Thurman of A Just Cause said.

As previous reported by Wayne Dupree and the Paulding County Republican Examiner, IRP’s company’s software premiered in the Police Technology magazine in February 2004 and in other publications, contrary to the government and FBI allegations that the software did not exist.

Earlier this month, a new multi-part series on the IRP6 was created on the Maryland Daily Examiner.

The first four parts, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, are available for review. More parts of this developing story may appear at the Maryland Daily Examiner.

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