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Federal Marshals Arrest Gary Hunt

Saturday, April 8, 2017 8:50
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It has come to our attention that there has been a development regarding the prosecution (persecution) of journalist Gary Hunt. This past January, the documented use of lawfare was proven through judicial transparency thanks to the release of court documents. These documents show that United States Attorney Pamala Holsinger tried to convince Judge Anna Brown that Hunt was in possession of what she considered to be contraband, which was actually discovery evidence. Since then, Hunt has been visited by FBI Special Agent Matthew Catalano multiple times, as documented in his Freedom of the Press article series. During these face-to-face meetings, Agent Catalano and Hunt enjoyed polite discussions as Hunt refused service of the court order demanding his appearance in the federal Oregon District Court. Hunt explained to Agent Catalano that he did not think this order applies to him.

The latest development is that as of today on March 30th of 2017, at approximately 12:30 pm PST, Gary Hunt was arrested by federal marshals at his home in Los Molinos, California. He was reported to have been transported to Sacramento, yet his extradition to Oregon is still under question.

According to the Sealed Order Granting Government’s Request for Arrest Warrant as to Gary Hunt & Order Sealing Arrest Warrant, which was filed back on March 10th:

“On March 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., the Court convened the show-cause hearing, but Hunt failed to appear for that hearing, did not make a filing as directed, and has not otherwise contracted the Court. The Court, therefore finds it necessary to issue a warrant for Hunt’s arrest in order to bring him before this Court for his failure to appear at the show-cause hearing and to adjudicate civil contempt proceedings for violation of the Court’s Protective Order (#342) and Supplement to Protective Order (#1692). On this record, therefore, the Court GRANTS the government’s request for an arrest warrant as to Gary Hunt, and the Court will issue the warrant without delay.”

Notice that although Judge Brown signed this arrest warrant back on the 10th, it wasn’t executed until today on the 30th. Were the marshals backlogged with all the fugitives they’ve been hunting, or were they spending almost two weeks scouting Los Molinos in order to prevent a journalist from escaping their clutches?

It has now come to light that Gary Hunt received a call from Agent Catalano notifying him he had a warrant for his arrest. By the time the marshals arrived at his home, Hunt was already waiting outside with nothing in either his hands or pockets. As they began to handcuff him behind his back, Hunt asked the marshals that given he was turning himself in, would they mind terribly if they handcuffed him with his hands in front, and they obliged, albeit with leg irons. There was no search of his home and no seizure of his computers or personal belongings.

Hunt was transported 120 miles to Sacramento,…



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