A Just Cause, an organization that is working to free the IRP6 who were six Christian businesses men discussed the IRP6 wrong full convictions on Thursday evening and discussed what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.
One of the guests was Alex Daube, a representative of "Fully Informed Jury Association", a group advocating the restoration of jury rights in the United States.
A Just Cause said, “Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. The highlights of our program centered on ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person.”
Presently, “A Just Cause” is currently campaigning to help “FreeTheIRP6”, who have been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit.
In November 2013, a complete story of the plight of the IRP6 was published on “All Things Crimes Blog”.
The IRP group who were convicted was Gary Walker, CEO; David Banks, COO: Clinton Stewart, VP; David Zirpolo, VP; Kendrick Barnes, CIO; and Demetrius Harper, CEO/DKH. Three of them are Veterans (2-Air Force/1-Navy) and none of them has any previous criminal charges.
They are all Christian men, five black and one white, who have attended the same church for 20 years.
The six IT IRP6 professionals are currently sitting in prison in Florence, Colorado for mail/wire-fraud waiting on their appeals and other legal motions.
Their crime? A debt they incurred and the government accusing them of promoting a non-existent software, even though their product was profiled on the Policemag.com technology website.
This litigation involving a debt collection was filed by staffing agencies hired by IRP Solutions.
An overzealous FBI agent named John Smith and an ambitious Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) named Matthew Kirsch turned it into a criminal fraud without cause.
The IRP debacle started when a former AUSA was approached by a friend who happened to be the principal of a staffing company which was doing business with IRP. Pressured to help and fearing career consequences, the former AUSA wrote a letter to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirsch explaining the theory of the case and how it should be investigated. So the case was born in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and was handed off to the FBI after the U.S. Attorney’s Office had developed a theory and a prosecutorial strategy.
It is important to note, however, that some staffing companies were first approached by the government and were asked by FBI agents, “Do you know that you are the victim of fraud?”
Renowned journalist, writer, and civil liberties’ attorney Harvey Silverglate said, “Certainly applies here: “the vagueness of federal law makes it relatively easy for a federal prosecutor to successfully prosecute any business, person or public official, especially those in financial embarrassment.’’
Presently, the IRP6 families are awaiting their appeal results and fighting for their husbands release.