Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 -- A Just Cause continues to investigate what it says is the wrongful prosecution and conviction of six executives of a Colorado-based company, IRP Solutions Corporation. The advocacy organization believes that the currently imprisoned executives [(IRP6) were selectively prosecuted and their debts criminalized. A Just Cause further questions why requests for an internal FBI inquiry/investigation were not acted upon.
IRP Solutions Corporation developed the Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC) criminal investigations software for federal, state, and local law enforcement.
The IRP executives (Gary Walker, David Banks, Kendrick Barnes, Demetrius Harper, Clinton Stewart and David Zirpolo) are currently serving prison time at a Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado. (Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA). The executives have maintained their innocence; never denying the debt they had accumulated and vowing to pay it back.
A Just Cause recently posted letters that are part of court documents and that were previously written by IRP Solutions CEO, Gary Walker to former FBI Director Robert Mueller requesting an investigation into the way their case was handled (http://www.freetheirp6.org). Walker’s 2009 letter (part of court documents) to Mueller acknowledges debt, but rejects allegations of wrongdoing. “The company did experience challenges paying staffing debts, however, current and retired agents we’ve talked to don’t understand and are confused on how a civil matter like this received any credence whatsoever from the FBI”, wrote Walker.
Court records show that retired federal agents worked as subject matter experts at IRP Solutions Corporation (Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA). Walker’s 2009 letter (part of court documents) to former FBI Director Mueller argued innocence based on reasonable consideration. “During software development, and based on a recommendation from DHS (Department of Homeland Security), we solicited the FBI offices in Denver who recommended a few retired federal agents who were working with us as subject matter experts to help us understand the intricate criminal investigative processes associated with the FBI so we could make our software even better for your agency”, wrote Walker. “Mr. Mueller, is it reasonable or believable that a company engaging in criminal activity would invite law enforcement into their facilities and work so closely with them?” questions Walker in his 2009 letter to former FBI Director Mueller.
A Just Cause questions why this case moved forward when court documents show that on three occasions the FBI acknowledged the debt aspect of the case. Court discovery documents show that prior to the trial, the Denver office of the FBI stated that the IRP case was a civil matter. Court documents further show that on November 19, 2010 and October 13, 2011, FBI Agent John Smith testified that if the product (IRP CILC software) was sold, and the debts were paid, there would be no case. (Exhibit D407; Docs. 359, pp. 92: 2-4; Doc 617, pp. 1938-1940: 1-2; Vol. II, pp. 471: 2-4; Vol. II, pp. 2898-2900: 1-2).
Court testimony confirms that IRP Solutions’ business activities were hampered by the investigation and subsequent trial (Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA). “…our marketing efforts have been hampered by local FBI office statements to potential clients that a grand jury related to this investigation is currently impanelled””, wrote Walker in his 2009 letter.
A Just Cause questions why former FBI Director Mueller didn’t open an investigation. Discovery records show that Walker’s 2006 request for an investigation was forwarded back to the office that Walker asked to be investigated. “My previous letter to you regarding this matter was forwarded to the local FBI office”, wrote Walker in 2009.
There is no follow on record that former FBI Director Mueller acted on Walker’s request.
The case of the IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A. Stewart, David A. Zirpolo and David A. Banks) is currently under appeal in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (US District Court for the District of Colorado, Honorable Christine M. Arguello originally tried the case, D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA; Case Nos: NO. 11-1487, Case Nos. 11-1488, 11-1489, 11-1490, 11-1491 and 11-1492). Appellate Court panel includes the Honorable Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock, Honorable Judge Harris L. Hartz, and Honorable Judge Jerome A. Holmes.
The IRP6 have been incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado since the summer of 2012. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA)
A hearing regarding the release of 200 omitted pages of court transcript has been set for January 2014 (Case 1:13-cv-02260-RBJ). The omitted 200 pages is critical for the appeal.
To view Walker’s entire letters to former FBI Director Robert Mueller, got to http://freetheirp6.wix.com/freetheirp6#!.
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