Thursday, March 16, 2006
Thu Mar 16, 2006 at 10:12:23 AM PDT
This merits reintroduction to the blog. The whistleblower in the State of California, Steven Heller, who exposed illegalities in Diebold electronic voting systems use in California, was charged with three felony counts by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Steve Cooley. This is two years after the fact and allegedly under pressure from Diebold.
Due to enormous legal defense costs the family is appealing to the public for help. The defense preparation has required a second mortgage on the home and for them to tap out all personal savings. All of that is now gone. Please go to stephenhellerdefensefund.com.
If you can't contribute, you can at the very least, send an email, letter or call the D.A.'s office. All of these contacts are listed on the site and here:
From the site :"Stephen Heller is a whistleblower; he is alleged to have
seen and then exposed legal documents proving that
Diebold Election Systems, Inc., the country's leading
manufacturer of electronic voting machines and voting
machine software, was using illegal, uncertified software
in their California voting machines, thereby defrauding
the state of California, the taxpayers of California, and
disenfranchising the voters of California. On February
21, 2006, Stephen was charged in Los Angeles Superior
Court with 3 felonies: felony access to computer data,
commercial burglary and receiving stolen property. He
pleaded not guilty. This is an outrageous abuse of the
law and of power."