I am writing in regards to a Lima News article that was published, January 30, 2016. Even though this may seem like a long time ago, due to my incarceration I recently received the paper.
The article said the Appellate Court ruled the prosecutor “did not” violate my plea agreement, and I assure you that was incorrect. The Appellate Court ruled Juergen Waldick (prosecutor) “did” violate the plea agreement, but since my former lawyer, Chris Bulio, did not object to the breach of plea deal at the time of sentencing the court rejected my reversal.
At the time I filed Breach of Plea Agreement and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel on my then attorney, but they also ruled that he did a good enough job.
All this was confusing to me at the time, because how can they say I did not get a reversal because my lawyer did not object to the breach at sentencing, but he did a good enough job?
Then it came to my understanding, that first I had a corrupt sheriff on my case that owed me money, that went to a prosecutor that violate due process laws to include defendants to take pleas, to a judge that sentences blacks to more time in prison than whites.
Lima, you should know that these people took an oath to abide by law. My rights were violated due to their behavior and that may sit well with those of you who say “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time,” until you or your family member is doing “too much time for the crime,” through corruption as well.
The late Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
I would not have entered into the plea, I was going to trial. I turned down the same plea in the beginning, but the only thing they changed was he would not make any recommendation, then I took that deal and that’s what he breached.
I deserve a new hearing.
Demond Liles, London Correctional Institution