22 June 1998

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21 June 1998
From: John Young <jya@pipeline.com>

I checked on Jim's dockets today and found recent entries for
USDC Wash and CCA9 which are inscrutable to me. Would 
you care to have a look and interpret?


Any other news on whether he's in, or out on probation, or what?



Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 20:30:04 -0700 From: Anonymous 1 To: John Young <jya@pipeline.com> Subject: Re: Jim Bell Dockets Jim actually called me on April 20th, [left a message] saying he was out, and that he had delayed contacting me for certain reasons which he could explain.  He called during the day, and I was expecting that he would call again later, but he hasn't. 
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 22:22:33 From: Anonymous 2 To: John Young <jya@pipeline.com> Subject: Re: Jim Bell Dockets Re the district court stuff - looks to me like the parole officer thinks hasn't complied with one or more of the terms of his parole, and the parole officer has applied for a warrant for his [re]arrest. There's probably an application for that warrant in his file at the courthouse that the messengers could retrieve - but there's also a good chance that it's sealed. It's somewhat sloppy of them to make this information publically available (if my reading is correct) - it's certainly enough to warn Jim that he's likely to get rearrested. If that happens, he'll probably be held (or released, but only after posting bail) pending a hearing on the allegations that he's violated parole; if I remember correctly, the burden of proof at this stage is a preponderance of the evidence, not beyond a reasonable doubt, and he'll be tried before a judge, no right to a jury. If he's found guilty, he'll probably get more jail/prison time. Re the appeal - looks like a normal appeal (he is represented by the federal public defender's office on appeal), but he asked the court to modify his conditions of release, which they declined to do .. oral argument is set for August 5, at what sounds like a Portland address to me. (I believe the 9th Circuit sometimes sits in Portland, OR.)