Roane County, TN: Former Defendant Files Second Complaint Against Prosecutor

Roane County, TN:  Former Defendant Files Second Complaint Against Prosecutor

“I HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED IRREFUTABLE PROOF…” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 17, 2018) — On November 5, 2018, a defendant in a 4+-year-long criminal case whose charge was ultimately dropped by the government last year filed a second complaint against a Roane County, TN assistant prosecutor after noting a stunning revelation discovered through a recent public-records […]

Four Years Later, Roane County, TN Extortion Charge Remains Unresolved

Four Years Later, Roane County, TN Extortion Charge Remains Unresolved

DEFENDANT FILES MOTION TO DISMISS FOR PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 12, 2017) — With four defense attorneys and nearly four years behind him, Roane County, TN defendant Roy Cook has filed a Motion to Dismiss the case against him on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct. After his fourth attorney withdrew from the case […]

Roane County, TN Prosecution of Extortion Case Nearing Its Fourth Year

Roane County, TN Prosecution of Extortion Case Nearing Its Fourth Year

THREE ATTORNEYS REFUSE TO FILE MOTION TO DISMISS by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 13, 2016) — On April 25, 2013, Roane County, TN citizen Roy Cook was indicted by the county grand jury on one count of “extortion,” a charge brought forward by his twin brother, Andrew Cook, who resides in Costa Rica. Roane County is […]

Former Tennessee Defendant Renews Complaint Against Deputy Prosecutor

Former Tennessee Defendant Renews Complaint Against Deputy Prosecutor

WHEN IS EVIDENCE “SUFFICIENT?” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 29, 2018) — In the case of State of Tennessee v. Roy Cook, 2013-CR-197, which was dismissed by the prosecution in June of last year, the question of information missing from an email exchanged between Cook’s accuser and the prosecutor was left unresolved. The case began in […]

Former Tennessee Defendant’s Complaints Against Two Attorneys, Two Prosecutors Advance to Next Level

Former Tennessee Defendant’s Complaints Against Two Attorneys, Two Prosecutors Advance to Next Level

“IF ROY HADN’T DONE THOSE ARTICLES, THEY WOULD HAVE DISMISSED THE COMPLAINT” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 6, 2017) — A four-year-old Roane County, TN extortion case closed without a trial in late June continues to reveal new information which the former defendant, Roy Cook, is pursuing through the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (BOPR) in […]

Why Did Judge Donaghy Seal Fitzpatrick’s Grand Jury Submission?

Why Did Judge Donaghy Seal Fitzpatrick’s Grand Jury Submission?

“CONCEALING EVIDENCE OF A CRIME IS A CRIME” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 30, 2017) — As The Post & Email reported on Saturday, McMinn County, TN Criminal Court Judge Sandra Donaghy issued an order following the July 18 submission of a 400+-page report by county citizen Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III alleging widespread, systemic public corruption […]

Former Tennessee Defendant Whose Case Dismissed Excoriates Government Operatives

Former Tennessee Defendant Whose Case Dismissed Excoriates Government Operatives

“WE ARE ALL INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY” by Roy Cook, Roane County, TN Citizen (Jul. 3, 2017) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was sent by email on Monday evening to the Tennesse Ninth Judicial District Public Defender’s office lead attorney Kim Nelson; criminal court clerk Kathi Hamilton; and five attorneys, each of whom was […]

Will Shelby County, TN Prosecutors be Disciplined?

Will Shelby County, TN Prosecutors be Disciplined?

“JUSTICE HAS TO COME AT SOME POINT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 19, 2016) — Two recent letters received from inmates at the Shelby County, TN jail reported that Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich was under some type of investigation for conduct associated with her duties as the chief prosecutor for Tennessee’s 30th Judicial […]

Defendant in Longstanding Criminal Case Files Complaints Against Two Former Defense Attorneys and Prosecutor

Defendant in Longstanding Criminal Case Files Complaints Against Two Former Defense Attorneys and Prosecutor

FOR WHOM DO THEY WORK? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 28, 2016) — On August 18, 2016, a Roane County, TN defendant filed three complaints with the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (BOPR) against two of three former defense counsels and the prosecutor, Roane County Deputy Attorney General Robert Edwards. Edwards is a deputy prosecutor working […]

Tennessee Prosecutor Implies The Post & Email is Not “Media”

Tennessee Prosecutor Implies The Post & Email is Not “Media”

“MORE AKIN TO A NEWS BLOG” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 1, 2015) — As The Post & Email has reported, a hearing has been scheduled for November 16 in the case of State of Tennessee v. Roy Cook. In 2013, Cook’s twin brother, Andrew, alleged to the Roane County grand jury that Roy had committed […]