This case is very similar to the case against Steve Kurtz.... We have to wonder who will be next. Damn. All those wasted years. Who can repay them? How? What a shame.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/22/nyregion/22bioart.html?fta=y&_r=0 On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 11:44 AM, <defensef...@lawrencebrose.com> wrote: > Dear Friends and Supporters of Lawrence Brose, > > Very soon the United States Attorney's office will announce that Lawrence > has agreed to accept and plead guilty to a reduced charge. In exchange it > has offered to move to dismiss the original Indictment against Lawrence. > This letter is to alert you to this development so you will have some of > the facts and context to help understand it. > > First, and perhaps most importantly, Lawrence has not, and does not admit > that he ever knowingly downloaded or possessed images of child > pornography. The government's plea offer, which Lawrence has agreed to > accept, is to a lesser charge. Like all pleas this is a compromise by the > two parties, nothing more and nothing less. Lawrence has fought hard, but > has decided to move on with his life and his work. The government's offer > allows Lawrence to come out from under the cloud of accusation. His > artwork does not contain images of sexually exploited children. It never > did. Most importantly, this plea allows Lawrence to move on with his life. > > In the coming weeks Lawrence will be reaching out to you for letters of > support to be submitted to the court by his attorneys, who will present > them in their sentencing memorandum. Your letters will go a long way in > supporting him by speaking to his character, his importance as an artist, > his contributions to the community and the art world. > > The case is not over yet, and your continued support and understanding are > still needed. On behalf of Lawrence and the Defense Fund thank you for all > that you have done up to now--it has been invaluable to our friend and he > is grateful for your support and kindness. > > Yours truly, > > William C. Altreuter > Altreuter Berlin > Attorneys for The Lawrence Brose Legal Defense Fund > > ************************************************************************* > > > This certainly is a good turn of events in Lawrence's case and is the > result of strategic negotiations on the part of Lawrence's legal team. > While the critical changes for Lawrence are to take place at the > sentencing stage which is at least 6 months away, for the first time we > can see where this case is headed. > > > We still need to remind everyone that freedom from this prosecution has > cost Lawrence dearly, financially and otherwise, and we need to continue > to raise significant funds for Lawrence's mounting debt. To make tax > deductible donations toward Lawrence's defense please log on to > http://ncrj.org/lawrence-brose/ and donate to the Artist Defense Fund for > Lawrence Brose. > > > We want to encourage everyone to visit Lawrence's defense fund website to > catch up on what is new, view the artwork that has been donated for sale > and read the compelling letters of support from notable people who have > voiced their outrage and concern for what is happening to Lawrence. > www.lawrencebroselegaldefensefund.com > > > Thank you for your continued support. > > > > The Lawrence Brose Legal Defense Fund Team > > > _______________________________________________ > FrameWorks mailing list > FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com > https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks >
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