Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dr. Edward J. Connor is guilty of lying to a Grand Jury

In a seemingly never ending world of unethical and illegal behavior by Dr. Edward J. Connor, of Connor and Associates in Erlanger, Kentucky, this might be his most blatant violation of law or, at the least, easiest to document.  During the Dearborn County, Indiana grand jury proceedings involving the investigation of Dan Brewington, spearheaded by Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard on February 28, 2011, Dr. Connor testified about his “concerns” in allowing Dan Brewington to access the case file from the custody evaluation Dr. Connor performed in Brewington’s divorce.  (See DanHelpsKids for examples of Dr. Connor’s prior conflicting statements regarding the case file.)  The following testimony of Dr. Edward J. Connor falls on page 82 of the grand jury transcripts:

CONNOR: Well he sent a letter...he wanted his...he wanted the case file and in the line of work that I do, that's not uncommon and I'm okay with an attorney or someone looking at the case file to review something but because of what he was writing, I felt like it was not proper to give him, his ex-wife's medical records and I asked the Court to protect his ex-wife's medical records.

Grand jury proceedings are held in secret and, except in the rarest of cases, never released.  In Indiana, releasing information from a grand jury is a B Misdemeanor.  (Dan was charged with this offense but was found not guilty because Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard did not have any evidence demonstrating Dan released any grand jury information, which begs the question how Dan could have been indicted on that particular charge in the first place.)  So when Dr. Connor informed the jurors in the confidential grand jury that he contacted the Court, asking the Court to protect the medical records of Dan’s ex-wife, he knew that no one outside of that room would ever know what he said… or at least that was until Prosecutor Negangard sought a perjury conviction against Brewington and requested the release of the grand jury transcripts.  The release of the transcripts confirmed what Dan had claimed all along; Dr. Connor is a liar.

Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard argued in trial that it was against the law for Dan Brewington to make false public statements about Dr. Edward J. Connor, all the while ignoring the fact that he knew Dr. Connor was being less than truthful in his grand jury testimony.  (The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld Brewington’s conviction of Intimidation of Judge Humphrey claiming there “was ample evidence from which the jury could have concluded that” Brewington knew his opinions were false.  –page 19 Court of Appeals decision filed January 17, 2013)   In Brewington’s criminal trial, Prosecutor Negangard, submitted the chronological case summary (CCS) from Brewington’s divorce to demonstrate how many motions Dan filed in his attempts to gain access to Dr. Connor’s elusive case file.  Negangard successfully argued that Brewington’s numerous motions appearing on the CCS were a major reason why Dan should be found guilty of D Felony Attempted Obstruction of Justice.  (Dan served one year in prison on that conviction.)  Prosecutor Negangard also argued Brewington was paranoid because Dan thought Dr. Connor and others were conspiring against him to obstruct Dan’s access to the case file.  Negangard successfully argued that Dan “lied” about Dr. Connor’s conduct during the divorce proceedings when Dan claimed Connor’s actions were unethical and illegal.  Negangard also successfully ignored the fact that Dr. Connor lied to a grand jury on February 28, 2011 in an effort to put Dan Brewington behind bars. 

Dr. Connor’s alleged contact with the Court regarding his request to protect the medical records of Brewington’s ex-wife doesn’t appear on the CCS or in any other letter, pleading, or order of the Court.  There isn’t even a mention of the alleged request in all of Dan Brewington’s internet writings criticizing Dr. Connor and others involved in the Indiana Court System.  Dr. Connor’s statement is just another example of Dr. Connor lying in a legal proceeding and Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard was well aware of it.  Negangard knowingly used perjurious testimony in a plot to retaliate against Dan Brewington and send him to prison while telling a jury that Dan is manipulative and paranoid.

This is exactly why people need to speak out against corrupted officials like Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard and Dr. Edward J. Connor, of Connor and Associates.    Dan Brewington was sent to prison for calling Judge James D. Humphrey and Dr. Connor criminals.  This is just another example of unethical and illegal behavior on the part of Dr. Connor that Dan Brewington has been documenting for years.  This criticism of Dr. Connor was listed by Judge James D. Humphrey as the main reason why he terminated Dan’s visitation with his daughters, which was one of the main reasons why Brewington called Judge Humphrey a child abuser.  He overlooked Dr. Connor’s wrongdoing and punished Dan’s little girls by taking their ability to see their father because Dan continued to talk about it.  In Dan's divorce decree Judge Humphrey wrote, “The Court is most concerned about Husband's irrational behavior and attacks on Dr. Connor.”  If Dr. Connor’s alleged request for the protection of the medical records of Brewington’s ex-wife did happen, and occurred behind closed doors, then it would be considered unethical ex-parte communication and Brewington may be entitled to seek relief from his divorce decree.  It would also call into question which judge participated in this alleged unethical dialogue with Dr. Connor; the first judge in Dan’s divorce, Carl H. Taul or Judge James D. Humphrey.  Either way Dan Brewington should be reunited with his children because reporting illegal conduct of family court officials is not indicative of a parent’s ability to love and care for his/her children.

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