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Updated Sentences

The sentencing dates for D’Mona Ross and Avalon Betts Gaston have changed. First, the order regarding Avalon Betts Gaston’s motion to Disqualify the Trial Judge Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.S. 455 & 144 192 was denied. (Entered 01/20/2016)

Sentencing Dates:

Avalon Betts Gaston: February 17, 2016 at 11:30am

D’Mona (aka Dimona) Ross: February 24, 2016 11:30am

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D’Mona Ross

D’Mona Ross’ sentencing date:

February 5, 2016 10am

Judge Charles R. Norgle Sr

Dirksen Courthouse Room 2341

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New Information

I have posted on the web site updated documents regarding Avalon Betts Gaston:

  1. Document # 190 Opinion And Order
  2. Document # 188 Government’s Sentencing Memorandum

There are additional documents that I will post if anyone is interested; just let me know.

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Forgiveness

I am working the program from “A Complaint Free World” by Will Bowen and it got me to thinking about forgiveness. I refuse to hold a grudge against Avalon Betts Gaston, D’Mona Ross or Felix Daniel or any of those not charged but who played in a part in the frauds. I was hoping that this mess would be finished by now but eventually it will be over. I will continue to post as informati0n is received but I do feel sorry for what they will be going through. I will not be bullied or intimidated regardless of the courtroom behavior but I do bless them and pray for them.

Now for those of you who think wow, she is going soft; that is not it. I think it is important not for them, I do not think they give a flying hoot on my thoughts, but it is important for me to be able to bless them. As a victim of their crimes, there is no reason for me to sink to their level. So I do bless them even when they bring a large group of people to the courtroom or the mother of Avalon Betts Gaston screams at me, I bless her. I realize there is NOTHING they can do to me that I did not nor cannot survive. 

As I stated I will continue posting information as I receive it for I believe it is important for the public and especially victims to know they are not alone and the procedures that were enacted to protect us including all guilty verdicts.

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Delay Again

Once again, we go into the void! Avalon Betts Gaston’s sentencing was suppose to happen November 18, 2015 but the previous day her attorney made a motion to have Judge Norgle removed. I fail to understand this motion (okay, I am not a lawyer; THANK GOD) as the only person I saw misbehaving (my personal opinion) in the courtroom and being constantly disrespectful to the judge was the defense attorney. She screamed, yelled, banged on the table, interrupted the judge and even went so far as to scream at him to take his robe off and come down to the prosecution table. It was again in my opinion the most disgusting way a person let alone a lawyer could act in a federal courtroom to a FEDERAL judge. I just do not get how a motion could have been filed wanting the judge removed!

 
Now let me tell you what I saw, Judge Norgle was calm, he did not go off on her he did not even find her in contempt and put her in a jail cell. The judge corrected both sides when they said the wrong thing; both sides, prosecution and defense. Anyway, once a motion has been filed the judge must review it and then rule. (I got that from other lawyers so do not accuse me of practicing law) My personal thoughts is this is just a ploy to get more “free” time for Avalon Betts Gaston especially as the holidays are coming up or maybe the groundwork for the appeal which I am sure will be coming as the sun rises. Therefore, it now appears the next court date will not be until after the New Year and then we will see what the next show will be.

 
One more thing, there was a gang of people in court today with Avalon Betts Gaston (could have been family?) and as they were leaving, her mother got her courage up and yelled at me pointing her finger. Now I can understand her frustration, after all her daughter stole homes, equity, lied, got disbarred and to this date to my knowledge still refuses to take responsibility but blames others (especially D’Mona Ross – poor thing) but in addition to “acting a fool” INSIDE the courtroom (not the hallway but INSIDE the courtroom) she also yelled (threaten?) the F.B.I. agent. Now that to me was kind of foolish but at this time and considering how each time she is in the courtroom when I am there she feels it necessary to stare and roll her eyes at me I don’t expect anything less. For some reason her behavior reminded me of rape trials where the victim is blamed for being raped and the guilty one was such a saint (HAH).

 
My thoughts when she did this with her “gang” (OK maybe family?) surrounding her is courage came a little late. In my mind, courage should have been there when Avalon was stealing homes and equity, courage should have been there the first, second and third times her daughter set up companies to steal and have others help her by being straw buyers and getting paid including her father (Per court records both she and D’mona Ross used a parent who if I remember correctly admitted getting paid.) Courage definitely should have been there when her daughter set up the company “In Jesus Christ Name” and then used it also to steal. (Again, see the disbarement ruling.) Courage should have been there for the victims when her daughter was disbarred for her actions. Courage should have been there when four short years after becoming a lawyer she started committing fraud (See ARDC disbarement ruling on my web site.)  Where was the courage then?

 

So now, with a posse around (OK, maybe family) you want to have courage to yell at one of the victims. And that’s another thing, another one of the victims was also in the courtroom standing to the right of me but mom did not yell or threaten her but it looked like me and the F.B.I. were fair game. Well, I cannot speak for the F.B.I. but I refuse to remain a victim so you can scream, yell, point do whatever makes your day. I will be in the courtroom when sentencing finally comes around, I even plan to be at the jail wherever it is to take a picture. Just as I refused to remain the victim of Avalon Betts Gaston, I refuse to allow her family and or friends to victimize or intimidate me.

 

I was in that forgiving frame of mind and then you stepped off on me; oh well.

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Update Sentencing Date for Avalon Betts Gaston

September 24, 2015: The sentencing date for Avalon Betts Gaston has been changed from October 7th to November 18, 2015 10am before Judge Charles R. Norgle Sr.Dirksen Courthouse Courtroom 2341

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New Motion Filed

On July 27, 2015 a new motion was filed (document # 158) for Avalon Betts Gaston by her attorney.

Motion: Defendant’s Motions for judgement of acquittal pursuant to Fed.R. Crim. P. 29 and motion for a new trial pursuant (spelled purusant) to Fed. R. Crim. P. 33

Interesting; to sum it up it says the defendant (Avalon Betts Gaston) was “denied a fair trial in violation of her due process” also that “the judge evinced a strong pre-judgement of the case and a bizarre hostility to the defense that pervaded the entire jury and left the jury with the clear message that the Court had already concluded that defendant was guilty of the charges and that the jury should conclude the same.”

There is much more but I am puzzled. I just don’t get it; I was in court for the entire trial and I just did not see this. In the Illinois Supreme Court Announcement Of Disciplinary Decisions September 27,2011 Lawyer Disciplinary Orders it states: “Respondent (Avalon Betts Gaston) asserts that the Hearing Board was biased against her.” also “We are also troubled by Respondent’s lack of remorse and acceptance of responsibility for her wrongdoing. Despite Respondent’s numerous clear violations of the ethical rules and the substantial harm she caused, she not only fails to express remorse but maligns the integrity of the disciplinary process, blaming “those affiliated with the Commission” for the predicament in which she now finds herself. Consequently, we feel strongly that Respondent is unable or unwilling to conform her conduct to the rules of ethics and is likely to commit misconduct in the future. Our recommendation must protect the public from this likelihood.”
((see web site http://www.fedupandfightingback.com)

My personal opinion is Judge Norgle was EXTREMELY patience even though he was repeatedly disrespected. He never exhibited hostility although what I saw was hostility and disrespect given to him. Now that is just what I saw. I did not at any time see the Judge humiliate or disparage the defense; I just didn’t see it. As I wrote earlier there were students and other attorneys in the courtroom and all appeared shocked not by the judge’s behavior but the defense. Is this normal to make such a motion? Can the Judge defend himself? This is just a WOW moment!

There were ten sections under “Defendant is entitled to a new trial pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 33.” which by my not being a lawyer I could only read with my understanding  and the only thing I felt was it was once again showed lack of responsibility as was stated in her disbarment. When I think of all the effort to walk away scotch free and the tears the victims have shed this additional behavior just seems disgusting to me. I just don’t understand this;is this really what the law is for? Is this what is being taught in law schools?

D’Mona Ross is looking more and more like a class act!!!

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