VIA UPS No.

1Z64589FP291847141 J une 2, 2014
Video link updated J uly 12, 2014
Virlindia A. Doss, Executive Director http://vimeo.com/99428271
Florida Commission on Ethics
325 J ohn Knox Road
Building E, Suite 200 Please Take Notice: Henceforth Provide a Verbatim
Tallahassee, FL 32303 Record of any Executive Session considering my complaint
Dear Ms. Doss:
Please take Notice. On April 23, 2014 I gave Notice to the Commission that henceforth I will
likely appeal any decision made by the Commission, therefore I requested a verbatim record of
the proceedings. In addition to any appeal that may be made, I want the verbatim record for
evidence of wrongdoing to hold the Commission accountable in subsequent legal proceedings.
Henceforth I demand a verbatim record of any executive session, or other public hearing
considering a complaint submitted by me. The entire executive session or public hearing shall be
recorded by a certified court reporter. The reporter shall record the times of commencement and
termination of the session, all discussion and proceedings, the names of all persons present at
any time, and the names of all persons speaking. No portion of the session shall be off the record.
The court reporter’s notes shall be fully transcribed and filed with the Commission’s clerk within
a reasonable time after the meeting, with a copy provided to me; if not filed with the clerk,
provide the court reporter’s fully transcribed notes to me. The transcript shall be made part of the
public record upon conclusion, with a copy of the transcript provided to me; or if the transcript is
not filed with the Commission’s clerk, provide the transcript to me.
Ms Doss, you may consider this an ongoing and self-executing records request.
In addition to a written transcript, I want the proceedings videographed, and by more than one
camera. The public has an interest watching an executive session of the Florida Commission on
Ethics, for insight and information showing why Florida is the most corrupt State in America.
Previously I made a video of the Thirteenth Circuit J NC exit interviews with the assistance of
Shadira O. Pressley, a student intern at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Tampa Florida,
and videographer J ames Worley. J NC Chair Pedro Bajo granted me permission to film at his law
office, Bajo Cuva, PA. The video is posted on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/99428271
Ms. Pressley attempting to interview Mr.
Christopher D. Watson, Thirteenth Circuit
J NC exit interviews. Video on Vimeo.
http://vimeo.com/99428271
J une 15, 2010, Bajo Cuva, PA, Tampa, FL
Virlindia A. Doss, Executive Director J une 2, 2014
Florida Commission on Ethics Page - 2
While attending the Thirteenth Circuit J udicial Nominating Commission (J NC) interview in
Tampa J une 15, 2010, I witnessed the following as a civilian observer. One Commission member
asked the judicial applicant if the person had seen unprofessional behavior from a judge in court.
The applicant responded that a judge said to a woman who was obviously pregnant and about to
give birth, words to the effect "Would you like this garbage can moved closer to you in case you
have the baby?" The judge was referring to a trash can in the courtroom.
The J NC asked this question of a number of applicants. Some applicants responded with
examples of judicial misconduct. Others applicants were evasive or brushed-off the question.
My notes show that applicants who described bad behavior by judges to the J NC were
nominated at a rate lower than applicants who did not describe bad behavior by judges to the
J NC. Initially I dismissed this as coincidence.
But in hindsight, and with the benefit of subsequent information, in my opinion this question is
used as a screening tool to eliminate applicants critical of sitting judges, to ensure that nominees,
if appointed, will be team players and look the other way if they see another judge engage in
misconduct. Enclosed is my email with Mr. Bajo discussing the “garbage can” comment.
Unfortunately the Thirteenth J udicial Circuit retaliates against persons who report judicial
misconduct, even other judges. The Hon. Gregory P. Holder prevailed in two retaliatory J QC
inquiries at a personal cost of $1.9 million, as punishment for his cooperation. See enclosed,
Judge Who Did Not Conform, Report: Web of scandal at Hillsborough Courthouse. The 144
page Report is on Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/171038398/J udge-Who-Did-Not-Conform
Thank you in advance for the courtesy of a response.
Sincerely,
Neil J . Gillespie
8092 SW 115th Loop
Ocala, Florida 34481
Telephone: 352-854-7807
Email: neilgillespie@mfi.net
cc: Federal Bureau of Investigation
J ohn F. Harkness, Executive Director, The Florida Bar, Tallahassee
Patricia Ann Toro Savitz, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Orlando Branch
Ghunise L. Coaxum, UPL Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Orlando Branch
Enclosures

Neil Gillespie
From: "Pedro Bajo" <pedro.bajo@bajocuva.com>
To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net>
Sent: Thursday, J uly 01, 2010 8:08 PM
Subject: RE: see attached letter to Rick Folio
Page 1of 4
9/16/2010
Dear Mr. Gillespie
 
I recall the question and the answer, but I do not recall who asked the question or
which court was referred to by Ms. Hooper. I am sorry that I cannot be more help in
that regard.
 
Pedro
 


Pedro F. Bajo, Jr., Esq.
Bajo Cuva, P.A.
100 N. Tampa Street
Suite 1900
Tampa, FL   33602
813-443-2199 (telephone)
813-443-2193 (fax)
813-785-6653 (cell)
pedro.bajo@bajocuva.com
 
From: Neil Gillespie [mailto:neilgillespie@mfi.net]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 01, 2010 1:00 PM
To: Pedro Bajo
Subject: Re: see attached letter to Rick Figlio

Dear Mr. Bajo,
Thanks, appreciate your response. I have another question about the interviews on J une 15, one
committee member asked applicant Carolle Hooper if she had seen any behavior from a judge in
court that was unprofessional.
The applicant responded that one judge said to a woman who was obviously pregnant and about
to give birth, words to the effect "would you like this garbage can moved closer to you in case
you have the baby?" The judge was referring to a trash can in the courtroom.
I plan to include this in my comments to Gov. Crist (without identifying Ms. Hooper) and want
to know if you recall which committee member asked the question (great question) and if you recall in
what kind of court this allegedly occurred, i.e. criminal, family, etc. or any of the circumstances about
the matter or statement? Thank you.
Sincerely,
Neil Gillespie
----- Original Message -----
From: Pedro Bajo
To: Neil Gillespie
Sent: Wednesday, J une 30, 2010 7:19 PM
Subject: RE: see attached letter to Rick Figlio

Mr. Gillespie
 
You are correct that the three listed members were not able to attend.
 
Pedro
 


Pedro F. Bajo, Jr., Esq.
Bajo Cuva, P.A.
100 N. Tampa Street
Suite 1900
Tampa, FL   33602
813-443-2199 (telephone)
813-443-2193 (fax)
813-785-6653 (cell)
pedro.bajo@bajocuva.com
 
From: Neil Gillespie [mailto:neilgillespie@mfi.net]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 29, 2010 6:30 PM
To: Pedro Bajo
Subject: Re: see attached letter to Rick Figlio

Dear Mr. Bajo,
Thank you for the information about the amended press release. Going over my notes from the
interviews of J une 15, 2010, I show three members missing, Mr. Barker, Mr. Gerecke and Ms. Wilcox,
is that right? As noted in my letter to Rick Figlio today, I plan to submit a letter in opposition to Mr.
Rodems for judge based on the information learned by my attendance at the interviews. I want the
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9/16/2010
Report: Web of scandal at Hillsborough courthouse
http://www.scribd.com/doc/171038398/J udge-Who-Did-Not-Conform
Florida Circuit J udge Gregory Holder paid a heavy price for speaking out against wrongdoing in
the Thirteenth J udicial Circuit, almost $2 million and years of legal abuse. As set forth in my
Response to Order to Show Cause (Doc. 58) in case 5:10-cv-503-oc-WTH-TBS: (page 5)
“The Thirteenth Circuit is notorious for wrongdoing. The price is high for confronting judicial
misconduct. In one example, Circuit J udge Gregory Holder spoke to the media about judicial
misconduct, and was a cooperating witness (2001-2002) in a federal criminal investigation of
corruption at the Hillsborough County Courthouse. In retaliation the Florida J udicial
Qualifications Commission (J QC) pursued two failed inquiries against him, J QC Inquiry Nos.
01-303 and 02-487. J udge Holder spent many years and $1.92 million successfully defending
himself. On J une 23, 2005, the Hearing Panel of the J QC voted unanimously to dismiss the
charges against J udge Holder. This was the first trial defense verdict against the J QC in almost
twenty years. On September 15, 2009 the Supreme Court of Florida, case no. SC03-1171,
ordered entry of judgment for J udge Holder for recovery of costs from the J QC in the amount of
$70,000 for successfully defending J QC Inquiry No. 02-487. J udge Holder’s actual expenses
were $1,779,691.81 in legal fees, and cost of $140,870.79.” [$1,920,562.50 total]
Public files in the above J QC cases are online on the Florida Supreme Court website:
http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/jqcarchives.shtml
Public files show J udge Holder’s life was at risk for reporting judicial misconduct:
“During 2001 and 2002, J udge Holder cooperated with the FBI in the courthouse corruption
investigation. [Bartoszak Tr. pp. 4-5, at App. 3.] Because of J udge Holder’s cooperation, the
investigation’s targets had motive and resources to seek retribution against him. [Id. at pp. 7-8]
Indeed, these targets faced not just loss of position but potential incarceration. [Id.] Detective
Bartoszak testified at trial that the courthouse corruption investigation team was concerned that
J udge Holder’s activities were being monitored by targets of the investigation. J udge Holder was
advised by federal law enforcement agents to carry a weapon, and he was provided with a secure
cell phone to communicate with the authorities. [Bartoszak Tr. pp. 7-8, at App. 3.]”
Page 7, Response to Order to Show Cause (Doc. 58) case 5:10-cv-503-oc-WTH-TBS.
J udge Gregory P. Holder, Hillsborough County
Thirteenth J udicial Circuit Florida
Cost to J udge Holder: $1.92 million
Note: Six pages are attached hereto from my Response to Order to Show Cause (Doc. 58) case
5:10-cv-503-oc-WTH-TBS, showing details of the above, see "The Notorious Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit", pages 5 of 50 through pages 10 of 50. The 6 pages appear before Exhibits 1-15.
Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Inquiry Concerning J udge Gregory P. Holder
J QC Case No. 02-487
Supreme Court Case No. SC03-1171
http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/03/03-1171/index.html
1. Notice of Formal Charges, J uly 18, 2003
2. Order of Dismissal, J une 28, 2005
3. Respondent’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees, J uly 25, 2005: $1,779,691.81
4. Respondent’s Motion to Tax Costs, J uly 25, 2005: $140,870.79
5. Memorandum of Law, in Support of Respondent’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees
6. Respondent’s Initial Brief, February 6, 2006
7. Index to Appendix, Respondent’s Initial Brief, February 6, 2006
8. J QC Findings and Recommendations, August 17, 2009
9. Supreme Court of Florida Order, September 15, 2009: $70,000 to J udge Holder
10. Grand J ury Presentment, December 8, 2000
An Investigation Into Judicial Misconduct In Hillsborough County
http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/01/01-2078/Filed_10-03-
2001_MotionUnsealAppB.pdf
__________________________________________________________________________
11. St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 12, 2000: Report: Web of scandal at Hillsborough courthouse
http://www.sptimes.com/News/121200/TampaBay/Report__Web_of_scanda.shtml
12. St. Petersburg Times Editorial, Dec. 20, 2001: Watch how J CQ handles Holder.
http://www.sptimes.com/News/122001/Opinion/Watch_how_J QC_handles.shtml
13. Tampa Bay Times, J uly 26, 2005: J udge seeks $1.92-million in costs defending self
http://www.sptimes.com/2005/07/26/Tampabay/J udge_seeks_192_milli.shtml
14. Citizens for J udicial Accountability, J une 25, 2006: The J udge Who Did Not Conform
http://judicialaccountability.net/ajudgewhocouldnotconform.htm
15. Tampa Bay Times Editorial, October 4, 2009: A victory for a judge who was wronged
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/a-victory-for-judge-who-was-wronged/1041143
35 additional pages of related news stories appears after Exhibit 15 on the online version.
Case 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Document 58 Filed 11/14/11 Page 5 of 50 PageID 1478
Case 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Document 58 Filed 11/14/11 Page 6 of 50 PageID 1479
Case 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Document 58 Filed 11/14/11 Page 7 of 50 PageID 1480
Case 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Document 58 Filed 11/14/11 Page 8 of 50 PageID 1481
Case 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Document 58 Filed 11/14/11 Page 9 of 50 PageID 1482
Case 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Document 58 Filed 11/14/11 Page 10 of 50 PageID 1483

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