How Does Athens Federal Community Bank “Salute” Veterans?

How Does Athens Federal Community Bank “Salute” Veterans?

BANK PRESIDENT & CEO, FORMER GRAND JURY FOREMAN, ADMITTED VETERAN DID NOT COMMIT PERJURY by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 14, 2017) — A sign saying “We Salute Our Vets” outside of the Athens Federal Community Bank in Athens, TN is belied by the actions of the bank’s president and CEO, Jeffrey L. Cunningham, who was the […]

Fitzpatrick Case to be Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Fitzpatrick Case to be Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

AFTER TENNESSEE HIGH COURT REFUSES TO HEAR APPEAL by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2016) — On November 4, 2015, Atty. Van Irion filed an Application for Permission to Appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on behalf of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who was incarcerated on August 19, 2014 […]

Tennessee State Rep’s Office Conveys Department of Corrections’ Denial of Fitzpatrick’s Attempted Assault Claim

Tennessee State Rep’s Office Conveys Department of Corrections’ Denial of Fitzpatrick’s Attempted Assault Claim

“NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE ALLEGATION” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 13, 2015) — On July 6, The Post & Email reported that a Tennessee resident contacted State Rep. John Forgety‘s office regarding the allegations made in several successive letters by TDOC prisoner #54003, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who alleged that an instructor at the Northwest […]

Breaking: Walter Fitzpatrick Reports He Was Threatened with Beatings by Prison Instructor

Breaking:  Walter Fitzpatrick Reports He Was Threatened with Beatings by Prison Instructor

“NAME, RANK, SERIAL NUMBERS…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 26, 2015) — The Post & Email has just received a mailing from CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), who is imprisoned at the Northwest Correctional Institution (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN, stating that on June 19, he was “backed into a corner” by a prison instructor, verbally […]

Appeals Hearing Held in Fitzpatrick Case

Appeals Hearing Held in Fitzpatrick Case

ATTY. VAN IRION:  GRAND JURY WAS DEFECTIVE FROM THE OUTSET by Sharon Rondeau (May 21, 2015) — On Tuesday, oral argument was heard in the appeal of State of Tennessee v. Walter Fitzpatrick, 14CR69, in which CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) was convicted of “aggravated perjury” and “extortion” by a McMinn County, TN trial […]

Fitzpatrick Appeal Hearing Scheduled for May 19

Fitzpatrick Appeal Hearing Scheduled for May 19

FACTS, JURISDICTION CALLED INTO QUESTION by Sharon Rondeau (May 6, 2015) — Atty. Van Irion has filed a brief in response to the “Brief of the State of Tennessee” in the case of State of Tennessee v. Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, 14CR69, now on appeal with the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals-Eastern Division. Irion filed […]

Walter Fitzpatrick Relocated

Walter Fitzpatrick Relocated

WHY MAXIMUM SECURITY? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2014) — The Post & Email has learned through public records that CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) has been relocated to a prison in the northwest region of Tennessee from the Bledsoe County Correctional Center (BCCX) in Pikeville. The facility where Fitzpatrick is now housed is […]

Judge Blackheart Denies Fitzpatrick Motions

Judge Blackheart Denies Fitzpatrick Motions

MOTIONS “NOT WELL TAKEN” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 22, 2014) — Two motions requested by Atty. Van Irion for CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) at a hearing on Monday have been denied by Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood. Irion had filed two briefs asking that judgment be arrested and requesting a new trial for […]

Update: Audio Recording and Transcript are “Property of the Court”

Update:  Audio Recording and Transcript are “Property of the Court”

THEN WHY ARE THEY NOT IN THE COURT’S POSSESSION? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 6, 2014) — In an article dated September 5, 2014, The Post & Email detailed difficulties encountered in obtaining public records under Open Records requests in the state of Tennessee over the last two weeks. As of 1:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, […]

McMinn County Chancery Court Clerk Responds to Open Records Appeal

McMinn County Chancery Court Clerk Responds to Open Records Appeal

IS $325.75 THE PRICE FOR A VIOLATION OF LAW? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 3, 2014) — On Wednesday, The Post & Email sent an appeal to an Open Records request made on August 22 which had received no response during the mandatory seven-business-day period. The appeal was faxed to Patty Gaines, “Clerk and Master” of […]

Van Irion Speaks Out on “Abuse of Power” of Tennessee District Attorneys

Van Irion Speaks Out on “Abuse of Power” of Tennessee District Attorneys

“ALMOST COMPLETE DISCRETION” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 1, 2014) — Filmmaker William F. Fain has released a second video clip from a promo for “The Field Report” featuring Tennessee Attorney Van Irion, who has defended CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) in two cases in which Fitzpatrick has attempted to bring to the public’s attention […]

Exclusive: Sneak Peak of Fitzpatrick Video for “The Field Report”

Exclusive:  Sneak Peak of Fitzpatrick Video for “The Field Report”

“CHILLING EFFECT” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 1, 2014) — Filmmaker William F. Fain has released a “snippet” from an upcoming promotional video presentation of “The Field Report” to be hosted by Lt. Col. Field McConnell (USAF-Ret.) pending studio approval. Fain recently told The Post & Email that a sponsor for the series, which will feature […]

Sources: Walter Fitzpatrick at BCCX

Sources:  Walter Fitzpatrick at BCCX

HAS MCMINN COUNTY SILENCED HIM? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 29, 2014) — 3:21 p.m. EDT – The Post & Email was informed just minutes ago from a reliable source in touch with a source inside the Bledsoe County Correctional Center (BCCX) near Pikeville, TN that CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) is now there. He […]

If This Can Happen to Him, It Can to You As Well‏

If This Can Happen to Him, It Can to You As Well‏

A “KANGAROO CONVICTION” by a Reader (Aug. 29, 2014) — In response to an article published at The Post & Email on Friday morning, a reader wrote the following letter: If EVER, in the entire history of America, there was a “Kangaroo Conviction” with NO accuser, NO evidence, NO “victim” and the so-called “judge” mocking […]

Where is Walter Fitzpatrick?

Where is Walter Fitzpatrick?

WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN ON FRIDAY MORNING by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 29, 2014) — On Monday, a McMinn County Sheriff’s Office corporal told The Post & Email that a timing error had resulted in CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick’s removal, then return, to the McMinn County “Justice” Center. We were told by a deputy on Tuesday afternoon through […]

Sworn Affidavits Submitted by Eyewitnesses at Fitzpatrick Sentencing

Sworn Affidavits Submitted by Eyewitnesses at Fitzpatrick Sentencing

NAMES PROSECUTOR, JUDGE AS “DOMESTIC ENEMIES OF THE CONSTITUTION” by Lt. Col. Field McConnell, USAF (Ret.) (Aug. 26, 2014) — [Editor’s Note:  The following text is taken from a sworn affidavit prepared by Lt. Col. Field McConnell, USAF (Ret.), who attended the sentencing hearing for CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) last Tuesday in Athens, […]