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Fraud investigator, Royal Commission Protected Witness and an all-round Peaceful Warrior, 69 year old Sir John Paterson, was sentenced to 21 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, for being in contempt of court.
A packed public gallery heard how in April 2017, John Paterson secretly recorded a court case at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, on a small voice recorder.
Even though all court cases are recorded and available to the public, and whilst in some circumstances permission can be given to record court proceedings, Mr Paterson was subjected to 2 years of state sponsored torture, threatened with jail, and fines, for recording a public event, for his own educational and personal reasons.
In-side Court 16 of the Royal Courts of InJustice
Once Lord Justice Males and Mr Justice William Davis kicked off the proceedings, (with the latter doing all the talking), Citizen John Paterson addressed the court, stating he has Crown Protection and for his witness Equity Lawyer, Edward Ellis, to explain further.
Upon being refused Mr Paterson said, “It is my right to do so,” after which Edward Ellis said to the Judges, “You have no jurisdiction,” to which Mr Justice William Davis replied, “Having heard what I’ve just heard, Mr Ellis, go and sit in the public gallery.”
Judgement of Court
Having endured the stress and strain of having imprisonment, fine or both, hanging over his head for the last two years, a packed public gallery heard the Application by the Attorney General for the imprisonment of Mr Paterson for contempt of court.
With the verdict hanging in the balance, whispered chat throughout Court 16 was of a suspended sentence.
Mentioned in the harassment case of Christoper D Spivey in 2015 (against the family of the murdered soldier Lee Rigby,) and now again in Mr Paterson’s contempt case, Mr.X was referred to by name; all further information is REDACTED.
It was explained by the Prosecution that at the time of the recording, it wasn’t noticed, but came to light later when audio of the REDACTED CASE was uploaded to Youtube.
Having hid the recording device in the base of a house plant, police initially missed it when they raided his property in relation to the REACTED CASE, on the 8th May 2017.
Mr Paterson voluntarily surrendered the listening device which was found to have 5 recordings of the REDACTED CASE.
With good support in the public gallery, loyal friend and supporter Neelu Berry entered court late; having had herself a busy night, sparing with the forces of Satan knocking at her door at a quarter to eleven, protecting ‘Cure for Cancer’ whistle-blower, Lynda Thyer.
State Sponsored Assassination Attempt
Looking relaxed, at peace and calm, Mr Paterson lent back against the Queen’s bench, as the Prosecution and Judges waffled on for 15 minutes, talking legalese between themselves.
Slowly and surely a consensus was agreed;
- No one was aware of the recording
- Mr Paterson had offered it for transcribing, all offers were declined
- The recording was made for his own personal use
Citing more evidence against him, via his emails, proving his contempt, the Judge asked in no uncertain terms, “What excuse do you have for recording a public event?”
“I had to because I’m exposing the corrupt judiciary. I do not accept it’s a contempt of court,” Mr Paterson answered.
Going further, Mr Paterson said “The PM and Attorney General have provided protection frauds for organised crime.”
No witnesses from the Prosecution
Standing before the Judges alone and without any legal representation, the Prosecution called no witnesses, while Mr Paterson was allowed to cross examine DC Grimwood.
Mr Grimwood takes the stand
With the Prosecution asking DC Grimwood to open a number of bundles of paper, and to confirm that the Statement of 19 June 2017, was a true and accurate account of the events, and whether another statement on 24 May 2019, was also his own, the Prosecution wrapped it up and it was Mr Paterson’s turn to cross examine him.
Mr Paterson started by asking him to confirm whether he had received information about serious crimes of State and Judiciary?
Looking for guidance from Mr Justice William Davis to continue, DC Grimwood confirmed that he had.
Pressed by the Judge as to whether there were anymore questions, Mr Paterson asked why he hadn’t done anything about the serious crimes he had already reported?
“I’m guilty of trying to save my country.”
- Mr Justice William Davis – “Do you accept that you did record the proceedings?”
- Sir John Paterson – “Yes I did, I had to do it.”
- Mr Justice William Davis – “Do you accept its contempt of court?”
- Sir John Paterson – “No. I’ve had to do it, to bring the fraud to the attention of the public.”
Confirming to the court that Mr Paterson had reported serious crimes of government and judiciary to himself, and confirming that he is in possession of all the evidence Mr Paterson possessed, DC Grimwood was allowed to leave the witness stand.
- 10.37am The Fantastic Four arrive, and pile into the public gallery
- Frank McElheron, David Ellis, Bryn Real and Tony Livingstone.
The Judges rose to reassess the situation at 10.50am
Mr Justice William Davis offers Mr Paterson a choice of taking the witness stand or to remain seated. Either to give evidence or make submissions.
(It’s all legalese to me.)
As the mis-trial continued unabated, Mr Paterson was denied legal representation, and was left with no alternative but to defend himself against the Attorney General, (who was costing the taxpayer £19K a day)
A Mistrial and an Injustice of Justice
Mr Paterson read out the introduction of a prepared statement by Edward Ellis, declaring he wanted the Equity Lawyer to explain further, but is unable to.
“This conduct does amount to contempt of court,” sneered the Prosecution.
With gasps from the public gallery, the Judges concluded that Mr Paterson has been proved to be in contempt, and that the respondent knew he wasn’t allowed to record but went ahead and did so anyway.
The Judge summed up in disjointed language, “Your defense of corruption has nothing to point.”
The Judges have now moved onto working out how long to sentence him.
“This is a set up, poor guy,” said a member from the public gallery.
The facts established are as follows:
- He voluntarily submitted the listening device to police
- He hasn’t undertaken any recording since
- He’s never published anything online about the REDACTED proceedings
“Here’s hoping for a suspended sentence,” said one member in the public gallery to the other, “the Judges appear to be considerate that John has been a good boy.”
Mr Paterson’s previous Common Law lawyer and friend, Patrick Cullinane is mentioned. Mr Paterson’s voiced his fear that what happened to Patrick will happen to him.
“I don’t think he’s going down, but will be given a suspended sentence. I really hope so,” said one reporter to the other.
Whispering between themselves like sly bullies at school, conspiring to cause harm, loss and injury to the unfortunate souls they’ve chosen to pick on, both Lord Justice Males and Mr Justice William Davis moved onto discussing case studies, to determine how much time they can legally sentence him to.
Citing Mr Scarf, a 78-year-old pensioner, who received 28 days suspended for 2 years, for continually committing contempt of court, and Mr Cullinane, (Mr Paterson’s Common Law Lawyer) for his alleged crimes of contempt, both Judges were scratching around the bottom of the barrel, to find the case law allowing them to enforce a custodial sentence.
With nothing against Mr Paterson’s character and good standing, the Prosecution reverted to type and raised Mr Paterson’s previous offence of obstructing a police officer.
With a visible softening of the Judges, the packed gallery prayed for a suspended sentence, and muttering threats of revolution if it wasn’t given.
It was acknowledged by the Prosecution of the real concern of living in a world where it’s hard to enforce this law, with the technology of listening devices, getting smaller and smaller.
“This is a matter of importance for the public issue,” declared Mr Justice William Davis, climbing upon his moral high-ground, built upon the crimes of generations of his predecessors, “Now Mr Paterson, we have to decide what to do with you.”
Invited to give his response to the litany of lies, twisted-truths and allegations, leveled against his good character for the last 10 minutes, Mr Paterson was quick to explain what happened when the police assaulted him at Seaford.
“I was standing with my friend waiting to collect my car after it’s MOT. A police officer comes up to me and says he wants to search me because I’m being suspicious. He pushed me and assaulted my friend.”
During a passionate defense of himself on the day in question, Mr Paterson came coming across as a mild mannered gentlemen, unfairly treated by the state, convinced he is fighting a corrupt government and judiciary.
“That’s when my story began.”
One reporter was heard saying to another, “John is giving an impassioned speech before the judge.”
Talking about REDACTED CASE.
Now Mr Paterson is giving it to the Judges with both barrels, talking about Patrick Cullinane, “In a court of law there is no justice, because even if you are innocent you are found guilty.”
With mentions of Gordon Bowden and Brian Setchfield, referencing the criminal frauds of the Finchley Road Boiler Room, and the police crimes of Bohemia Police station in Hastings; Mr Justice William Davis was keen to rein Mr Paterson in.
“I do understand you have these concerns,” he said interrupting Mr Paterson’s tirade, to which Paterson replied in astonishment, “Concerns.”
Mutterings from the Public Gallery growing louder and louder.
“Is there anything you want to add, that makes what you did less serious,” asks Mr Justice William Davies.
“Well I would have loved to bring in more witnesses, but the last time I tried to bring in a witness, they stopped me.”
“I’ll glad I’m here to explain myself to the public,” declares Mr Paterson, before stating for the purposes of the Court’s tape
- “David Joe Neilson is too scared to return to his home, because he fears he’ll be killed by Sussex police.”
- “Institutions have been infiltrated by organised crime.”
To which Mr Lord Justice William Davies, replied in defiance, “That’s for another day,” before standing up and declaring a recess.
John Paterson is Smashing It
Back in Court 16 at 11.25, Mr Justice William Davies declared with puffed chest and venom on his voice, “we are here to sentence John Paterson for contempt of court.”
“It’s been proved.”
The Attorney General gave these aggravating and mitigating features;
- Previously recorded at another case
- Length of the recordings, over several hours
- Not significant but a recording of a sensitive case
- The nature of the proceedings that the recordings dealt with, could have aggregated matters
- The response to previous convictions of obstructing a police officer
- Mr Paterson has cooperated with the police operation fully
- He promised not to do it again, and he hasn’t for the last 2 years, honouring his statement
- Used the recording for his own personal needs, and hasn’t disseminated it further
- Mr Paterson is 67, (corrected to 69 by Mr Paterson)
- Mr Paterson is of good character
- Length of time the case has taken to come to court
- Mr Cullinane and Mr Scarf were given as case studies; on both occasions, the sentence was found to be excessive on appeal
Mr Justice William Davies reiterates, “Recording without permission is a serious matter, and the law must be fully complied with.” and then adds, “In appropriate circumstances, the proceedings can be allowed to be recorded. What is not permissible is allowing the public to take action into their own hands.”
This is a sentence which is the basis of why Mr Paterson finds himself facing imprisonment.
Let’s put it into perspective; Over 2 years earlier, Mr Paterson recorded the audio of a case, which was being recorded anyway, and made available to the public, and that in ‘appropriate circumstances’ the proceedings can be allowed to be recorded.
The Judge made it perfectly clear why Mr Paterson is in the dock.
“What is not permissible is allowing the public take actions In their hands.”
“The Sentence is to imprison you for 21 days, suspended for 12 months. Do you understand Mr Paterson. Keep out of trouble for 12 months and that will be the end of it.”
Paterson immediately asked permission to appeal, to which was instantly refused.
“It’s the discretion of the court,” screamed the Judge over the hissing from the public gallery.
Prolonging the agony, the Attorney General caught the Judges attention to hight-light two auxiliary matters.
“Forfeiture of the recording device and destruction of it.”
“I don’t think its lawful to destroy evidence in relation to my case,” replied Mr Paterson in response to the application of the destruction of recording device.
“Charlotte Wright from the BBC should be held in contempt too,” said Mr Paterson, complaining that she also recorded the same court case, but was allowed to do so, because she was from the BBC.
After a few moments of hushed whisper, the Judge’s decree that the micro SD card will be destroyed, but not the actual recording device.
“If you destroy that, you are destroying evidence,” decried Mr Paterson, to which the Judge reiterated, “I order the SD card destroyed.”
“Ordered SD card destroyed.” – ‘Too sensitive in nature to be released to the public.’
While the Judge’s crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s, Mr Paterson spent the free time, (and for the purposes of the tape) to again speak about the 788-790 Finchley Road boiler room fraud.
Costs claimed at £19,944.89
Wrapping up 11.45 am.
As the proceedings wrapped up and the public gallery emptied, the Fantastic Four (Frank, David, Bryn and Tony) flew the International Tribes flag for the first time in a British Court of law.