Thursday, January 20, 2011

Phone Call, Incoming, from Lehigh County Judge Robert L. Steinberg

[UpDated 11/24/11] After having denied or ignored my numerous polite requests for an in-person meeting w/ him over the past 4+ years, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert L. Steinberg has "requested permission" (from an un-named authority) to meet w/ me. Permission is pending.

This according to his secretary, Susan Unangst, who phoned me today [January 20, 2011] at 9:48 am, in response to my polite request of yesterday to meet w/ Judge Steinberg.

There's much I'd like to discuss during an in-person meeting w/ Judge Steinberg, the judge who sentenced my daughter Sheena's privileged and connected killer Robert LaBarre to serve just 5.5 to 12 years in the state penitentiary, including:

... and Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin.

I am patiently awaiting Judge Steinberg's promised response back to me.

UpDate, 2/25/11: Spoke briefly w/ Judge Steinberg (he answered his own phone). "Permission" (from a still un-named authority) to meet w/ me is "still pending."

UpDate, 10/20/11: In a letter to me from Susan Unangst, Special Assistant to the Court, turns out that Judge Steinberg has been conveniently advised by the Pennsylvania Conference of Trial Judges, Judicial Ethics Committee to "not meet with the father of the victim to discuss the case." That's me.

Coincidentally, or not, this advising (not "permission granting") Conference/Committee is co-chaired by Judge Steinberg's crony colleague, Lehigh County Judge Edward D. Reibman, another known protector of DA Jim Martin.

Readers, I've been advised that Judge Steinberg's continued evasion of me at this late date in Sheena's case is baseless, and bullshit, but apparently Steinberg's long-sought "advice" from the "Ethics" committee is the "official" CYA stonewall that Judge Steinberg believes will justify his continuing to hide from me and my inconvenient, verifiable, and career-damaging facts.

Fact is, there's nothing officially prohibiting Judge Steinberg from meeting with me and discussing DA Jim Martin's "special handling" of the Robert LaBarre and Chris Squires DUI homicide cases.