Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Drew Peterson: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, State's Attorney James Glascow Share a Common Thread?
Sua Sponte – It's Latin, meaning "of its own will." I am asking for United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's office in Illinois , to investigate in the case of Drew Peterson, of it's own will. They have the track record and the tools to investigate this case. Grand Jury or not, the State currently lack resources and expertise.
The Will County State's Attorney's Office do not have a body, a confession or a witness in the potential homicide of Stacy Peterson. And no one in the State of Illinois since 1850, has ever been convicted of murder without a body. And a damage dance of sorts is being done with regards to Kathleen Savio's murder.
But, there is a similar case on which I base my remarks, Thomas York a Chicago Police Officer, knew enough that investigators and the State's Attorney's Office would not be able to charge him with the murder of his wife or his business partner in April of 1981.
Why? As an officer he was trained not to leave evidence. As all good seasoned police are, trained not to leave a clue.
To sustain the charge of mail fraud, the government must prove the following propositions:
First, that the defendant knowingly participated in the scheme to defraud as described in the indictment.
Second, that for the purpose of carrying out the scheme or attempting to do so, the defendant caused the United States Mails to be used in the manner charged in the particular count; and
Third, that the defendant did so knowingly and with the intent to defraud.
Here is the link to the case in which Thomas York received 40 years for mail fraud:
This in my opinion, based on research, Federal Prosecutors can charge Mr. Peterson with mail and insurance fraud. Kathleen Savio died a few weeks before she was to receive her settlement. Court documents and other related information not provided to the public regarding their divorce and the fact that Drew Peterson was already married and living a few houses away at the time, had motive. Add in the fact, Drew Peterson was a trained police officer, and a trained locksmith.
Documents pertaining to insurance, correspondence and pleadings regarding the "accidental death " of Kathleen Savio were also sent by United States mail. And that is where the feds come into this case.
State's Attorney Glascow must now look beyond a murder charge in this case. The statue for mail fraud and insurance is 5 years which comes due in February of 2009.
To The Relatives of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson, my hope is that justice prevails in the deaths of your loved ones. But, to do this you must be diligent and remain on the door steps of the Will County State's Attorney's Office.
You must also send letters to Patrick Fitzgerald's office asking for them to look into your request. Then gather volunteers and begin a media campaign. Ask those stations who have given air time to both Mr. Peterson and his legal defense to allow you the same courtesy.
Prepare your remarks on paper, stand tall and allow no one to move you off the path of truth.
You have lost enough already!