The sensational defense pleadings of the former lobbyist who was arrested in 2006 for stalking the state Democratic Party chairman have turned out to be true. Prosecutors on the case lied in numerous documents filed with the courts because they failed to seek the truth.
Superior Court Judge Salem Vincent Ahto — believing that Justice is deaf, dumb & blind — refused to lift a gag order on thousands of e-mails that prove Cryan set up his ex-girlfriend. He also reaffirmed her sentence to 90 days at manual labor.
Karen Golding, a pretty former Jon Corzine campaign staffer who later became a top lobbyist for Prudential Financial, was coerced into pleading guilty to one count of stalking as part of a pretrial intervention program.
She was labeled a stalker and denied credibility in a series of legal maneuvers, but a set of email communications obtained by the New York Post reveal that Karen Golding had told the truth and was nonetheless railroaded by law enforcement agencies influenced by her ex-boyfriend’s political power.
A Feb. 14, 2009 brief filed by prosecutors stated, “Mr. Cryan indicated that he never had a dating relationship with Ms. Golding, but that she had pursued one for years.” That was a lie.
The lead prosecutor in the case, Gregory Mueller wrote: “Joseph Cryan has forcefully and credibly denied the relationship. The defense has not been able to supply any credible evidence that such a relationship existed.” That was a lie.
Clearly, a relationship existed and the evidence was in the hands of prosecutors who lied and vigorously denied the fact until it was made public, and then they ignored its implications.
This is evidence of perjury, obstruction of justice and a gross abuse of power under the color of official right.
Karen Golding was persecuted because Joseph Cryan had political influence. There’s no sugar-coating this evidence of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Cryan should be fired from his law enforcement job, where he masturbated while using a government computer to dispatch hundreds of erotic requests.
Cryan should also be put on trial for lying to investigators during a criminal investigation that he initiated under false pretenses.
Most immediately, Gov. Chris Christie should pardon Karen Golding in recognition that America can never tolerate gross prosecutorial misconduct, such as the unfair refusal to turn over of exculpatory evidence to defense lawyers and false assertions based on Cryan lies.
Taxpayers have nothing to gain by subjecting Karen Golding to more legal fees and degrading punitive actions. Christie should pardon Golding and send law enforcement authorities after Cryan instead.
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