Judge William S. Duffey of the United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia has accused William M. Windsor of the crime of forgery.
The accusation was made in an order issued on May 4, 2011 — just days after Judge Duffey received notice that the Fulton County Grand Jury would be reviewing Windsor’s criminal charges against Judge Duffey. Hmmm….
The penalty for forgery in Georgia is 1 to 10 years in prison…
Judge William S. Duffey ordered William M. Windsor to appear in federal court on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:00 am. Here’s the Order. He has now canceled the hearing. I assume he will reschedule.
FORGERY is a felony…a serious criminal offense.
There are a lot of interesting things about this besides the fact that it is ridiculous as my wife signed, and I would never sign anyone else’s name or do anything in court that isn’t 100% factual.
Interesting Issue #1
Let’s start with the way it has been handled. Judge Duffey issued an order with no discussion whatsoever with Windsor. How about scheduling a conference and asking: “Hey, did you sign your wife’s name? Or “can you show me your wife’s drivers license or other proof of her signature?” Judge Duffey only raised his accusation through an Order that he emailed to Windsor on May 4, 2011.
Interesting Issue #2
Then there’s the complete void of due process. He has accused me of a crime — a felony. I could go to prison for 10 years. Well, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure are very clear on this.
Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires that the complaint be a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense charged. It must be made under oath before a magistrate judge or, if none is reasonably available, before a state or local judicial officer. I have not received this.
Accused Forgeror Windsor has not been served with a Summons as per Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
A Preliminary Hearing must be held as required by Rule 5.1 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. This was not done.
A Pretrial Conference has not been held as per Rule 17.1 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Judge Duffey has previously issued orders that deny Windsor the fundamental due process right to file motions and papers with the Court. Windsor can only file 5-page or less “requests” to file something.
I have filed a request asking that Duffey be disqualified. Judge Duffey will be a witness in this trial, and this issue involves severe criticism of Judge Duffey as a judge. As a result, he is disqualified from presiding at the trial and hearings unless I consent, and I do not consent. (See Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co., Inc., 129 S.Ct. 2252, 173 L.Ed.2d 1208 (U.S. 06/08/2009).) I have requested approval to file a response and have requested approval to file a motion demanding his rights to due process. I have also filed a request for approval to file a motion to order the Clerk of the Court to issue subpoenas for me. I have to have subpoenas to get witnesses to appear at the hearing, but the Clerk of the Court has refused to issue any subpoenas for me for several years. In the two hearings held during that time period, I (representing himself) was denied the most basic fundamental right to call witnesses or cross-examine witnesses.
I have submitted a request for approval to file a demand for a jury trial.
Interesting Issue #3
This order was entered just after Judge Duffey received notice that the Fulton County Grand Jury would be considering criminal charges against him that were made by William M. Windsor.
Interesting Issue #4
I don’t believe anyone in their right mind would say that my handwriting could be confused with my wife’s handwriting.
Here’s a contract signed by both of the Windsors.
Here’s William M. Windsor’s signature on hundreds of documents filed wuith the Court.
My wife’s signature is shown on many documents filed with the Court. This is what Judge Duffey has accused Windsor of forging. When you compare this to her other signatures, they are identical.
Here are notarized signatures of both Windsors.
Interesting Issue #5
Judge Duffey has previously ordered the Windsors to produce various documents on May 13…the same date he has now required them to prepare for and appear in court. The Windsors submitted a request to file a motion for an extension of time. Judge Duffey has not granted this.
Interesting Issue #6
The Windsors have filed appeals on all of Judge Duffey’s latest orders. Based upon both Georgia law and the federal rules, the matter should be stayed. Nothing further should be done until the appeal is resolved. Judge Duffey has made this clear in orders he has issued in other cases. But Judge Duffey is ignoring the law again as he refuses to honor the stay.
It will be interesting to see what Judge Duffey does. I’d like to encourage everyone in the Atlanta area to come to the U.S. Courthouse, 75 Spring Street, Atlanta — courtroom of Judge William S. Duffey if there is a hearing. I will want all the witnesses that I can get to try to keep him a little more honest than he would be if there are no witnesses.
Judge Duffey is as corrupt as they get! Dishonest Duffey. This miserable excuse needs to be indicted and put away for a long, long time!
William M. Windsor
A Life In The Law: Advice For Young Lawyers, edited by William S. Duffey, Jr. and Richard A. Schneider American Bar Association, 2009
Call Number: KF 372 .L54 2009