The Death of Sun Ming Sheu:
A Government Sponsored Assassination?
On June 26th, 2010, on a secluded street in College Point, NY, Queens resident Sunny Sheu was found mortally wounded and taken to New York Hospital of Queens, where he died shortly thereafter. The NY Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be "blunt force trauma to head with skull fractures and brain injuries." and the manner of death is “undetermined”, requiring a criminal investigation under NY law.
Two months prior, Mr. Sheu made a video stating that if he were harmed, it would be at the hands of NY State Supreme Court Judge Golia "and his men”; referring to two Queens District Attorney Bureau NYPD Detectives who had illegally detained him and allegedly threatened his life.
The Underlying Mortgage Fraud Case
For ten years, Mr. Sheu had been fighting a mortgage fraud case, which threatened his home ownership. The fraudsters acquired the mortgage of Sheu's home by forging the signature of Sheu's brother. Even though the fraudsters were arrested by the police and convicted for forgery, the banks continued to pretend that the fraudsters' mortgage was valid, and when the fraudster's failed to pay the mortgage, the banks got the house.
When Shue went to court, he found out that the Judge (Joseph Golia) refused to consider the proof that he transfer was made by fraud. Sheu claimed that he was denied due process by Golia, whom he believed was in league with the fraudsters. For more details, see the Back Star News series “Junk Justice”.
Sheu Asks the FBI For Witness Protection after Kidnapping by NYPD
According to Sheu, on January 14, 2009, he was illegally detained by NYPD detectives Dominic DeGenaro and James Monaco of the Queens District Attorney's Bureau (identified as such in this unrelated article). Sheu claimed the detectives told him that his house "belonged to the bank" and threatened him with death if he went to the authorities or press. Queens DA spokesperson Kevin Ryan confirms Sheu’s detention on that date, but refuses to state a reason for the detention or provide a warrant.
In an April 9, 2010 email to Special Supervising Agent Rachel Rojas of the New York FBI, Mr. Sheu told Rojas that he had been "kidnapped" by the detectives, and warned that if he went to the media about his mortgage case or filed complaints against Judge Golia, he would be killed. At the end of the email, Sheu begs Agent Rojas for witness Protection. Rojas’ only reply: “Be careful”.
Despite the Sunny also went to the Blackstar News, which wrote and in depth article about his legal ordeal, including his kidnapping.
Sheu Investigates Golia’s Finances
On 11/6/2009, Sheu filed a complaint of financial disclosure fraud against Judge Golia with the Ethics Commission of the NY Office of Court Administration (OCA). The complaint including allegations of non-disclosure of real estate properties worth millions of dollars, including the $700,000 Breezy Point beach house he did not declare.
The Ethics Commission felt that Sheu's complaint had enough merit that they demanded an amended financial disclosure from from Judge Golia. [When a public official is suspected of making misrepresentations on their financial disclosure form, they are required to submit an amended form to correct misrepresentations on the original form. Failure to correct every misrepresentation is grounds for felony charges against the official.]
On June 23nd, 2010 The Ethics Commission informed Sheu that the Golia's amended form was available. Sheu went to the OCA that day to pick up the amended form.
Upon reading the amended form, and assessing that that Golia's misrepresentations on the original form had not been remedied, Sheu announced to the OCA that he had sufficient evidence to prove that Judge Golia was guilty of fraud. His exact words - captured on an audio recording by his colleagues - were: "Now I have enough evidence to put Golia in jail".
Sunny Shue is Killed
Three days later, On June 26th, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Sunny Sheu was found on the street in Flushing, NY, with severe head trauma and in a coma. He was taken to New York Hospital of Queens by EMS, where he died at 8:15 PM.
Medical Examiner Autopsy Contradicts NYPD and New York Hospital ER Doctor on Cause and Manner of Death
Zeeshan Ahmed, the ER doctor attending Sunny, LIED about the cause of death, saying there was "not a scratch on his head", and Detective Chris Austin of the 109th Precinct falsely stated that there was "no head injury" and that Sheu died from "natural causes" due to an "aneurism"
However, The Official Medical Examiner's report confirms that Sheu died from "blunt force trauma to head with skull fractures and brain injuries" and that the manner of death is "undetermined" (no "aneurism" is mentioned in autopsy) Under NY State law, “Undetermined”deaths require an investigation.
Dr. Ahmed later confessed to Blackstar News editor Milton Allimadi that he had known there was head trauma at the time of the incident, and that "foul play" was involved.
TWO WEEKS after the Medical Examiner determined that Sheu had died from "blunt force trauma to head with skull fractures and brain injuries", the NYPD was still maintaing that Sheu died of "a seizure" and that there was no head trauma", a position they still hold, despite its blatant contradiction of the Medical Examiner's autopsy findings.
It should be noted that under law, the NYPD has NO AUTHORITY to rule on the cause and manner of death. That is the exclusive purview of the Medical Examiner.
No Investigation by NYPD or Queens DA - Coordinated Cover-up by NYPD, Queens DA, NY Hospital, OCA and Others
To date, there has been no investigation into the death of Mr. Sheu. Rather, the response of the NYPD to Mr. Sheu’s death indicates a coordinated effort to obfuscate and cover up the circumstances of his death.
Specifically; the NYPD:
- dispatched personnel to the New York Hospital of Queens to “identify” Sheu’s body and transfer the body from the hospital to the Medical Examiner for immediate autopsy, before the body could be officially identified by his next of kin,.
- stated that the cause of death was an "aneurysm" with “no head trauma” and that the manner of death was "natural”- statements contradictory to the Medical Examiner’s report.
- sent a false memo to the Chief Medical Examiner stating: "the squad is holding this case as an accident with no criminality”. But detective Ardisano of the 109th pct states that the squad was not informed of Sheu's death because "there was no head trauma"
- claimed that they interviewed a “witness” who saw Sheu collapse and strike his head, but have denied FOIL requests for the identity of the witness or the 911 call. But was there really a "witness"? The NYPD has refused to identify this "witness", despite FOIL requests and appeals.
- refused to comply with any of the FOIL requests filed by The Black Star News on December 2, 2010. In abject violation of New York State law.The ME has confirmed that Sheu's body was cremated shortly after his autopsy, by a party falsely claiming to be the executor of Sheu’s estate.
No Response from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly
On May 18, 2011, the Black Star News sent a certified letter to Commission Kelly, requesting an investigation and a response to FOIL requests. Receipt was confirmed, but Kelly has not responded.
NYPD IN Violation of New York Freedom of Information Law
The NYPD has repeatedly violated the crucial NY State FOIL laws in regard to this case. Recently the NYPD ignored its final deadline to respond to an appeal of the Blackstar News' original FOIL requests.
Among the Unanswered Questions in the FOIL Request:
-who ordered the detention?
-what was the official purpose of the detention?
-who was the alleged "witness" that "saw Sunny fall" and dialed 911?
-What EMT workers transported Sunny to the hospital?
-what NYPD officers identified Sunny Sheu's body, and how did they do it?
-who ordered the illegal transfer of Sunny's body eight hours after his death?
-who at the NY Hospital authorized the illegal transfer?
-why did the NYPD send a false report to the Coroner?
-why has there been no investigation of an "undetermined" death?
The NY Office Of Court Administration's "Ethics Commission" has also refused to release the financial disclosure documents of Judge Golia, despite the fact that their sole purpose is to procure and make available these precise documents to the public.
The Blackstar News has requested these documents through FOIL, but the OCA has ignored the FOIL request.
To our knowledge, Judge Golia is the ONLY NY Supreme Court Judge who's financial disclosure forms are being withheld from public scrutiny.
Golia's Alleged Links to the Russian Mafia
An affidavit posted to the web by a Russian immigrant in 2010 alleges connections between Judge Golia and the Russian Mafia. A chilling document.
New York Hospital Denies that Dr. Ahmed Works There, Despite His Profile on Their Website!
The New York Hospital, trying to cover up the false statements of Dr. Ahmed regarding the cause of death are now claiming that he has NEVER WORKED there!, though he did and DOES to this day, as an ER Resident.
3/29/13: Queens DA Spokesman Kevin Ryan Lies about Investigation...
Queens DA Spokesman Kevin Ryan claims that the DA has never investigated the murder of Sunny Sheu because according to Ryan: "The Medical Examiner determined that there was no criminality"
Not only did the Medical Examiner never determine that there was no criminality; the Medical Examiner has nNO AUTHORITY to determine criminality. The M.E. can only determine the cause and manner of death. Why is Queens DA Ryan lying about this?
4/2/13: Fraudulently Redacted Documents from the Queens Medical Examiner's Office Indicate complicity in the cover-up by parties at the Medical Examiner's Office.
Analysis of the Certificate of Death provided by the Queens Medical Examiner's office illicitly altered the document before releasing it in response to a FOIL request.
The facts above comprise compelling evidence that there is a cover up of the death of Sheu, including an effort to skew the ME’s report and prematurely dispose of the body. At the very least, the NYPD’s refusal to investigate an “Undetermined” death, and their violation of FOIL laws, make this story of critical to all Americans. If a resident of the United States, can be threatened by a government entity, ignored by authorities and media, and killed without investigation, we are all in grave jeopardy...
Friday, March 29, 2013
Posted by JUSTICE FOR SUNNY SHEU at 10:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013
“We have made our 2011 midyear integrity awards,” announced George Stokes, Sr., Advisory Board President for the grassroots legal reform organization known as POPULAR, “Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored.”
According to its website, POPULAR is an association of public interest attorneys and Juris Doctors advised by a board of community leaders, all of whom are committed to “helping poor and other disadvantaged people access affordable and competent legal representation, appropriate judicial oversight, and important civil and criminal justice system reforms.”
“Bi-annually since June of 2009, POPULAR has presented its Restore Integrity Award in the categories of private sector, public sector, and / or grassroots advocacy,” says Advisory Board member Katherine Moore who helps administer the awards program and has been with POPULAR since it launched in November, 2008. Moore explains, “all of POPULAR’s award recipients have taken or otherwise pursued one or more specific acts or measures to eliminate significant inequity, waste, fraud, abuse, or other public and/or private sector corruption in America.” President Stokes adds that, “our group defines corruption as any illegal or unethical conduct contributing to the systemic malfunction of government, commerce, and/or democracy in America as contemplated by the U.S. Constitution.”
POPULAR’s 2011 mid-year “Restore Integrity Award” recipients are as follows:
Private Sector Category:
Rachel Maddow for her coverage of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s use of the state’s “Emergency Financial Managers” law to take prime beachfront property from the largely impoverished town of Benton Harbor, Michigan for a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and luxury “signature” homes;
Black Star News, Inc. for its indepth investigation and coverage of circumstances surrounding the death of former New York resident Sunny Sheu, "Foe of Judicial Corruption";
Posted by JUSTICE FOR SUNNY SHEU at 4:34 AM
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
On Judicial Corruption and WNYC Radio
AN OPEN LETTER TO BRIAN LEHRER
My name is William Galison, I am a musician whose family has lived in Manhattan for four generations. I have been a performing guest on Lenny Lopaite’s show and a guest on Leanne Hansen’s Weekend Edition and a member of WNYC for decades. Nobody loves and cares about WNYC more than I do.
Six years ago, a major law firm attempted to steal my copyrights to my own CD and I sued to protect my rights. Although I ultimately prevailed, I was shocked to discover that the New York State judiciary is unimaginably corrupt; from attorneys who break ethical rules to judges who break judicial law to the Chief Judge of New York State, Jonathan Lippman, (pictured at right) who was illegally shoehorned into power by the corrupt New York State Senate, all with utter impunity and no media coverage.
WNYC does terrific journalism and entertainment in many areas, but by their own admission, they will not touch the issue of judicial corruption (see below). Apparently, they are improperly beholden to their primary benefactors, which include many of the “White Shoe” law firms. As shown below, the interests of these firms are in conflict with the interests of the Public and of honest journalism, and have lead WNYC to self-censor reporting on matters crucial to their listeners.
Brian Lehrer (pictured at right) is a star among stars: brilliant, informed, witty, human and consciencous. I can only pray that the reason he has neglected to respond to my concerns is that he has been sequestered from my correspondence. This letter is an effort to assure that he knows what is being said done in his name.
New York State’s Utter Lack of Judicial Oversight
Attorney and Judicial rules and laws are enforced by the so-called "judicial oversight committees" specifically the divisional "Grievance Committees" and the "Commission on Judicial Conduct" (CJC).
The corruption in both of these bodies is absolute and flagrant. Complaints against lawyers with "connections" are brazenly whitewashed. Lawyers who act against the connected ones are often sanctioned or disbarred Likewise, the CJC dismisses complaints against judges without any investigation or explanation. Judges who dare to challenge the system are punished. To compound the problem, no attorney will touch cases of alleged corruption against crooked attorneys or judges. They know this means professional suicide.
The Public Resistance
There exists an affiliation of victims of judicial corruption, and consequently of the Grievance Committees and/or the CJC. Our complaints against these agencies are not about unfavorable decisions, but about the flagrant lack of due process. We have at least seven cases now pending in federal court, specifically against the grievance committees and the CJC with more being prepared. Members of this affiliation have been fighting this corruption by compiling evidence proving flagrant abuses by judges and lawyers and the pattern of blatant corruption in the oversight committees. These include:
- Christine Anderson Esq: a six year veteran investigating attorney at the First Departmental Disciplinary Committee,: who was fired by Jonathan Lippman for whistle-bowing against systemic corruption at the DDC.
- The Honorable Duane Hart: an exemplary sitting Supreme Court Judge, who has suffered a campaign of harassment and retaliation by the CJC for standing by his principals. His Honor has stated on the record that the only lawyer he has known who is “sleazier” than the Chairman of the CJC is the Chief Counsel of the DDC.
- Gizella Weishauss: A survivor of Auschwitz, and the first complainant in the Holocaust restitution case against the Swiss banks. Removed from the case by her lawyer after she exposed graft and corruption by her lawyers, she was deprived of the restitution she sought for all victims. The New York DDC whitewashed her complaints against her lawyer even as he was disbarred in its counterpart in New Jersey.
-Louisa Esposito, a car accident victim who videotaped her lawyer Allen Isaac demanding oral sex in return for a “favorable outcome” based on his connections with the judges of the First Appellate Division Court.
-Numerous attorneys who have been disbarred, sanctioned and harassed for obeying their obligations to their clients and the rules of professional responsibility.
The June 8th Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
On June 8th 2009, after years of pressure from concerned citizens, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Albany about the alleged abuses by the oversight committees. Most of the above victims testified at the hearing, which can be viewed in its entirety on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR8OX8uuAbw
The illegal confirmation of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman
Jonathan Lippman (see also bio below) is one of the worst perpetrators of judicial corruption in New York, and his ascension to the highest judgeship in New York State is a disaster for justice. There are at least seven federal corruption cases pending against Lippman in the Southern District and dozens more before the SJC and CJC.
On January 29th, 2009 Hearings were held to discuss the process for the section of nominees for Chief Judge. WNYC refused to announce this public hearing despite written requests well in advance.
The February 11th, 2009, Confirmation hearings were the only opportunity for the public to voice concerns about Judge Lippman. WNYC refused to announce this hearing and refused to cover the hearing, As a result, only I and two other New Yorkers in opposition attended the hearing, after learning of the hearing from a leak. In contrast, over one hundred friends and family of Lippman were personally invited to celebrate his confirmation. It was only after I alerted WNYC that Wayne Barrett had a front page story in the Village Voice about Lipman’s corruption, did Brian interview Barrett- briefly, after the fact., with no questions of substance,
On June 8th 2009, hearings were held before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding abuses by the judicial oversight committees. 200 citizens attended. But WNYC refused to announce or cover this historic hearing.
By its Own Admission, WNYC “Will Not Cover” the Matter of Judicial Corruption in New York State.
Over the past three years I have repeatedly requested that WNYC dedicate one single segment to the hugely important issue of judicial corruption in New York State, and specifically about the corrupt oversight committees. Over the past five years at least, there has not been a single segment on this subject.
I was told by newsroom that there was “no time to cover every story that listeners request”. As I was speaking to the newsroom rep, Brian Lehrer was hosting a thirty-minute segment on handbag fashions. No time?
When I persisted in requesting coverage of the judiciary, I was sent a threatening letter by WNYC’s counsel Ivan Zimmerman, who warned me to desist in my requests (letter available on request). I was told by Beth Fertig that she had been told not to speak to me because I was “harassing the station”, but Ms. Fertig refused to tell me who told her that, or what that allegation was based upon.
Most ominously, in a recorded conversation on June 15th 2009, “Sarah” at WNYC’s Listener Services stated that WNYC “will not cover” the topic of judicial corruption, before hanging up on me. (Mp3 recording available on request)
WNYC has censored its website to conceal listener concern about Judicial Corruption.
The minutes of the Community Advisory Board meeting of January 20, 2009, on the WNYC website report: “CAB board member Ken Stewart said that Mr. Galison had recently convinced him of his case, and asked Mr. Galison what WNYC could do.”
However, the minutes of the prior CAB meeting at which I presented my “case” were censored to expunge any mention of my original suggestion that WNYC address judicial corruption, a suggestion Mr. Stewart initially questioned.
WNYC has reportedly threatened to have me arrested for criticizing their negligence of Judicial corruption.
An anonymous threat on the website http://exposecorruptcourts.blogspot.com/ states: “my friend [at WNYC] tells me they have a picture of him hanging up near the entrance and direction to call the police if he shows up there again. Scary. Tightly wound, ready to break. Watch out.
Why would WNYC neglect this crucial topic?
The connections between WNYC’s board of directors and the “White Shoe” law firms are vast and will be the subject of a report to be sent to published on the internet in the near future. These law firms are the clear beneficiaries of the corruption that pervades the Judiciary and they are deeply invested in preserving the status quo.
WNYC and THE DEATH of SUNNY
Posted by JUSTICE FOR SUNNY SHEU at 9:48 PM
Friday, August 10, 2012
In your email of 10/12/10 you wrote: The Congressman’s office is not a law enforcement office and we have no jurisdiction over law enforcement.
The webpage for the House Judiciary Committee states: "The jurisdiction of the The House Committee on the Judiciary as follows: 7. Criminal law enforcement.
Mr. Nadler is the Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Your statement that "we have no jurisdiction over law enforcement" is misleading. I made it absolutely clear at our meeting, in our phone conversations and in my email of 9/29/10 that I was appealing to Mr. Nadler as my Congressional representative AND as the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. In my email of 9/29/10, I wrote: "The FBI's systemic failure to fulfill their duty in this matter puts this matter in the jurisdiction of the federal representative and the Judiciary Committee." At our meeting of 8/18, I mentioned that I was appealing to Mr. Nadler in his capacity of Judiciary Committee chairman no fewer than five times.
In that context, for you to say that your office has no jurisdiction over law enforcement exhibits either ignorance of the Committee's jurisdiction or something more sinister. If you argue that the NYC office does not house the Committee staff, why didn't you refer me to the Washington office or to the Judiciary Committee directly?
Instead, you sent me to the Queens DA's office; the same people who kidnapped and threatened Sunny Sheu with death if he went to the authorities about Golia. I went to you about Golia because Sunny is now dead, and you turned me over to the Queens DA who claims to be investigating. If they were investigating, how could they allow the unauthorized cremation of Sunny's body? How could they fail to contact any of the people who spent hundreds of hours with him in the weeks before he died? Why does the DA say there was no witness when the M.E. says that the police report mentioned a witness who "saw him fall"? Who is investigating the false police report?, etc...
This is a case of state-sponsored murder and your office is helping cover it up and putting my life and others' in danger. I am requesting that you take action to mitigate this danger.
I am distributing this letter widely and requesting an immediate response to my concerns, namely:
- Why did you refer my complaint to the people who a) provably kidnapped and threatened Sunny Sheu with death, and b) are covering up his murder.
- Why did you fail to refer me to the Judiciary Committee which has jurisdiction over law enforcement?
- What are you going to do to mitigate the threat of retaliation against me?
Posted by JUSTICE FOR SUNNY SHEU at 11:16 PM