By: Pascal Mahvi
On September 1, 2016, county prosecutor investigator Karen Sweet swore to an intentional, false Sworn Statement to Judge Terrie Stupica in order to secure a Search Warrant. Sweet proffered that I had converted food stamp benefits to gold and jewelry, that I had $4,038,000 in a Swiss Account, that I had multiple late model Luxury cars, including a 911, a Benz G500, and an Escalade and that millions of dollars had passed through my alleged bank accounts.
Before the ink on the Judge’s Search Warrant was dry, Prosecutor James Flaiz pushed the draft of the Sworn Statement to his house neighbor, Tom Myers of WKYC-TV and invited him to broadcast the gun-point raid of our home on September 2.
The raid was pre-staged, the WKYC cameras showing the police caravan driving toward it and then away from it. Then, as the raid was in progress, James Flaiz stood on our curbside, and Racially and Religiously profiled me, saying that I am an “Iranian Muslim Royalty*, who gamed the [SNAP] system” and that I live in a million-dollar house and have horses (my adult daughter’s) he was “sure I would see four years of prison time. Meanwhile, inside our home, Karen Sweet found my U.S, Passport and Social Security card and Certificate of Birth.
*Since its airing, WKYC has redacted the Racially and Religiously profiling.
After the pre-election PhotoOp, James Flaiz invited Tom Myers/WKYC on to our property to film it, including my daughter’s two geriatric horses, passing them off as mine.
These folks, Prosecutor James Flaiz, his assistant, Nicholas Burling, his Investigator, Karen Sweet, Judge Forest Burt (now retired) who now freelances in other courts are liars and have zero regards for the law and much less for Due Process. I was denied my Due Process by prohibiting me from bringing my 15 witnesses to verify that I had borrowed money.