Monday, September 14, 2009

More letters sent today

Today, I sent out more letters to the Commandant of the Marine Corps James T. Conway, Brigadier General James C. Walker in the Staff Judge Advocates Office under the Commandant of the Marine Corps, USMC IG Brigadier General Lee, Deputy USMC IG Mr. Paul D. Garst, Office of the Judge Advocate General (this is my 5th letter), and this past Saturday I sent letters to the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy and the NCIS IG Robert Mulligan because I still have not heard form him. I pretty much told them what has happened over the last 2 years and that I will be going public with my information if something is not done to correct it.

As some of you may know, with everything I have amassed since the conviction, I am planning on filing a lawsuit under the Tucker Act in Federal Claims Court. This lawsuit (a multi-million dollar lawsuit) is going to include letters sent and received by high ranking military officials and their underlings. It will also include violations of "acts of congress" (i.e. federal and state laws), departments directives (DoD Directives, JAGINST, SECNAVINST, etc.), and the fact that a judge said that Edwin's constitutional rights were violated, but was unwilling to do anything about it.

Maybe this will wake someone up as to what is going on and the matter will be resolved. I can only hope that in the end, that Paul and Stacey are prosecuted for their involvement. I want their community to know that they have a child predator in their midst and he works for the church, something that the Marine Corps and Navy have wanted to keep well hidden.

The truth will come out.

A child can only lie for her parents until she gets will of her own and she realizes that other kids' dads don't touch their daughters and when that day comes I will laugh in their faces in a court room and watch how their lives are destroyed by the lies they have told for the last 5 years.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

DoD Directives, SECNAVINST and Executive Orders from the President

Ok, So I decided to do a little "cleaning" today and went through all the paperwork I've collected over the last 2 years. I found some very interesting things in my filing cabinet. Among my files and folders, I found several DOD Directives, SECNAV Instructions, Executive orders, etc. These are some of the better ones.


SECNAVINST 5520.3B-Criminal and Security Investigations and Related Activities within the Department of the Navy

http://www.brooksidepress.org/Products/OperationalMedicine/DATA/operationalmed/Instructions/5520b3.pdf

This instructions says that NCIS shall comply with the referral, reporting, and conferral requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense (DoD) relating to the investigation of certain crimes. This manual covers DoD Directive 6400.1 FAP, and federal/state reporting requirements of child sexual assault.

Funny, NCIS and the USMC don't feel they have violated any of these things.



Memorandum of Understanding

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/552507p.pdf


The Memorandum of Understanding, viewed at the link below, states that under section B of the policy "the Department of Defense (DoD) has responsibility for the integrity of its programs, operations, and installations, and for the discipline of the armed forces. Prompt administrative actions and completion of investigations within the two (2) year statute of limitations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) require the Department of Defense to assume an important role in federal criminal investigations."


The investigation into Edwin's charges started on June 3, 2004 and ended on August 20, 2007 when the military finally decided to get him into court and wrongfully convict him.

The MOU goes on to say "that crimes committed on a military installation where one or more subjects (ex-wife Gloria being implicated on video by alleged "victim" stating she (Gloria) watched whole sexual assault-NCIS never investigated this allegation) are not subject to UCMJ the DoD investigative agency (being NCIS in this case) will provide immediate notice of the matter to the appropriate Department of Justice investigative agency." The MOU states in it's supplemental guidance that "purposes of required notice to the DoJ only if the offence falls within the prosecutorial guidelines of the local US attorney". Meaning-NCIS has to notify the DoJ and civilian authorities per this directive, but also falls under the DoD Directive 6400.1.

This would mean that because the alleged "victim" accused Gloria of witnessing this crime, Gloria should have been investigated by civilian authorities and prosecuted in civilian court. Because NCIS does not have the proper training to conduct these types of investigation and ignored federal/state reporting requirements and DoD Directives, they have once again made themselves look like asses. I will say it again. These are NOT the NCIS people you see on television.



DoD Directive 5525.5 Cooperation with Civilian Law Enforcement Officials

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/d5525_5.pdf

It states that it is DoD policy to cooperate with civilian law enforcement officials. It also establishes procedures for local points of contact and coordination with federal, state and local officials to conduct investigations, procedures doe prompt transfer of relevant information to law enforcement agencies.



Executive Order 12731 (also 12674) United States Office of Government Ethics

http://www.usoge.gov/laws_regs/exec_orders/eo12731.aspx

Employees shall put forth honest effort in the performance of their duties



Employees shall disclose waste, fraud, abuse and corruption to appropriate authorities


Employees shall endeavor to avoid any actions creating the appearance that they are violating the LAW or ETHICAL standards promulgated pursuant to this order



I don't believe anyone associated with the case nor anyone having knowledge with this case can say that Lt Michael Melocowsky (USN), Major Clay Plummer (USMC), Capt John Ellis (USMC), Major Brian Kasprzyk (USMC), Major General Thomas Waldhauser (USMC), Major General Richard Mills (USMC), LT Col Robert Miller (Retired USMC), Special Agent Art Spafford (NCIS Camp Pendleton), Special Agent Eric Muelenberg (NCIS Camp Pendleton), Special agent Crandall (NCIS Parris Island), Inspector General Robert Mulligan (NCIS IG), Inspector General Warren Worth (USMC IG), and several others in the office of the Judge Advocate General and the Commandant of the Marine Corps have complied with these "rules" in this executive order. All of these people have extensive knowledge (most have written me letters acknowledging the facts) yet still clearly ignore repeated attempts to correct these lies. These ethics are also covered under DoD Directive 5500.07.







Saturday, September 5, 2009

A letter from James T Conway, Commandant USMC

Apparently the Commandant of the Marine Corps, James T. Conway finally got the hint. The Judge Advocates need more training when dealing with allegations of sexual assault. On August 25, 2009 he sent out a letter to all Judge Advocates of the Marine Corps with the subject line Sexual Assault Guidance To Our Legal Comunity.

Here's the link to the letter.

http://www.caaflog.com/wp-content/uploads/CMC-Sexual-Assault-Guidance.pdf

NCIS and Their "Revision" of Policy Regarding Recording Interrogations

NCIS has updated their policy on recording interrogations. I found this on another blog I follow. it's EXTREMELY interesting........wonder what their policy was before?

http://www.caaflog.com/wp-content/uploads/NCIS-interrogation-recording-policy.pdf


I think we should give the Air Force a BRAVO because as of October 1st, they have to record all "subject interviews". It's still optional for victim and witness video, but this may lead to more thruthfulness in the military.

Too bad this came a little too late for Edwin. Special Agent Eric Meulenberg, NCIS Camp Pendleton, didn't record the alleged "confession" even though there was a video camera available in the room.

My Letter from Major General Richard Mills, Commanding General of 1st Marine Division

On July 31, 2009, I sent a letter to Maj Gen Mills, the (current/returning) CG of 1st Marine Division. Maj Gen Mills what the CG when all these false charges were brought against Edwin in 2004 through his wrongful conviction in August 2007.

I received a letter from Maj Gen Mills dated August 6, 2009. Here is what he wrote (and signed):

Dear Mrs. Ehlers,

This is a response to your letter of July 31, 2009. I am struck with admiration and appreciation for the loyalty you have shown to your husband, and for the extensive amount of work you have done collecting evidence in support of his appeal.

You need to understand that I cannot give this case the "second look" you have requested, as the case is no longer under my control. Once the case has been forwarded to the Judge Advocate General for review by the appellate courts, I no longer have the authority to modify the convening authority action in the case. I recommend that you provide the information you have collected to your husband's appellate defense counsel, who will be in the best position to make use of it during the appellate process.

I know this in not the response you would have liked, but nevertheless, you have my best wishes

Sincerely

Richard P. Mills
Major General, U.S. Marine Corps
Commanding General

I find this letter extremely interesting, first of all I have provided this to the appellate defense counsel and the courts for that matter. You can imagine the results-one judge admits to partial wrongdoing but will not do anything to correct it (further details in a previous post). The first appellate defense counsel, Major Jackson, was removed from the case a couple days prior to the NMCCA's decision in denying the article 73 petition for a new trial and the denial of Edwin's first appeal.

All the people I have contacted, this is the same response I get. No one will do anything. No one will stand up and admit that something needs to be done to correct this mistake and put these liars in jail where they belong.

I have made it VERY clear in all my letters, I have documentation showing the parents of this child lied about taking her to the Beaufort Naval Hospital, that the mother of the child told her to blame Edwin in front of a witness, that the child admitted to lying on the stand about other "witnesses" to this crime after her mother's friend (and Edwin's ex-wife) confronted them outside while on break about the accusations against her, I even have an e-mail from the ex-wife where she stated that the prosecution wouldn't let her daughter, who witnessed the mother of this child tell her to blame Edwin-testify because she wouldn't change her story. I have all the NCIS documents that support Edwin's innocence and proves these lies. Still no one will do anything about it.

What is it going to take to get someone to stand up and let the Marine Corps know that they screwed up? How long will Edwin, our kids and I suffer for these lies? 19 years?

Here is the link for 1st Marine Division

http://www.i-mef.usmc.mil/div/