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|Sean's Arrest & Conviction||Certified Documents Examiner Findings||Mitchell Morrissey, Denver D.A. Correspondence & Information|
|Correspondence to Gruninger, Denver Investigator||Custodial Account Checks||Correspondence to Carol Isbell|
|Correspondence to Joe Morales, Denver Prosecutor||Wachovia Documents||Correspondence from Woodson Herring|
|Correspondence to Howard Glicken, Carol Isbell's CPA||Laws, Statutes and UTMA-CO||Responses to Woodson Herring|
|My Space Conversation Between Sean and His Cousin Ira||Forged Promissory Note||Articles:|
|Letter Supposedly Sent to Denver D.A.'s Office Reducing Restitution||
Letter to Mark Lewis, Silverman's Attorney
|Response from Mark Lewis (This is unbelievable!)|
As usual, more time and money spent sending responses to letters, than getting the requested documents together and sending them to Sean. W. Leslie Herring doesn't understand, when there is a federal investigation going on, they do not give extra days. Yes, that is what was said, FEDERAL INVESTIGATION. And, yes, they have already been told, and shown the possibility of forged documents. We have been informed, that for EVERY document produced, they will investigate its origin. Well, all we have to say is, good luck on trying to pass forged documents to the federal investigators.
Petition to Overturn Conviction of Sean Isbell and Prosecute Carol Isbell
Annie and Theodore Silverman
He could not see his grandmother for a year and a half before she died because of the restraining order. He could not even go to her funeral to pay his last respects.
Remember the game show, Let's Make a Deal? It is like a plea bargain. If the person who set me up goes to Mitchell Morrissey, Denver D.A. and admits what they have done, then I will consider requesting mercy for that person. That is more of a chance than I received. I don't want revenge, I just want my life to be normal.
Here are some interesting statistics:
"Today, the number of girls and women doing time is utterly unprecedented in U.S. history. In 1977, there were just slightly more than 11,000 women in state or federal prison. By 2004, the number of women in prisons had increased by a breathtaking 757 percent. At the end of 2006, there were 203,100 women in jails, state and federal prisons, plus another 1,094,000 women on probation or parole, for a total of 1.3 million females under some form of correctional supervision. "
from the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Are you wondering what the statistics for 2008 will be?
Things just keep coming in on this case. It is amazing the things that this young man and his family have endured. Take a look at the following:
These are pictures of Sean when he was approximately 4 years old. He stated that he suffered this physical abuse at the hands of his mother.
Sean's Mother, the person who inflicted physical abuse on Sean, forged his name on the promissory note and committed multiple violations of the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act-CO.
The story you are
about to read is a bizarre and heinous story of a man that was accused of a
crime which he did not committee. The story is about myself and the wrongful
conviction of Theft of an at risk Adult that has ruined my life. The charges
that were filed by the District Attorney were bogus and not true and I am
seeking anybody that can help me with my case and convict the real guilty
person(s) in this case.
My name is Sean Isbell and I am 23 years old and live in Denver, Colorado. My story begins in the year 1986. At this time I was 2 years old and my parent's were going through a divorce. This was a very nasty divorce to boot. My mother had a lot of psychiatric problems and my father could not handle it anymore. As I got into my adult years I later found out that I spent a lot of time with my grandparent's as my mother was in and out of psychiatric hospitals. In 1988 (I was 4 years old) my grandparent's had set up some trust funds in my name along with many stock accounts. I did not know how much money was put into the trust funds over the years nor did I have any knowledge of how many stocks were in my name. After the divorce was final, my mother took sole custody of my sister and I but, even after the divorce was final in 1986, the battle was still going on with my father. My mother is a very manipulative person and she will do anything in her power to get what she wants. Since my mother no longer had my father to verbally, mentally and physically abuse, she turned to me, the next available male she knew she could abuse and manipulate. For years I went through, physical, sexual, verbal, and mental abuse from my mother and when I turned 15 years old I could no longer take all the abuse and I ran away from home. For one year I lived on the streets, struggling to eat, and shelter myself, along with going to high school. When I turned 16, I met my father again for the first time in close to 12 years. I lived with him for one year and when I turned 17 years old I joined the United States Army Reserves. I was still a senior in high school and one weekend a month I would train with the Army Reserves with their Delayed Entry Program to prepare for my military career.
This is where my story begins with all the legal issues. I was scheduled to leave for basic training on May 21, 2002. At this time, I had not seen my mother in 3 years and did not expect to ever again. The following is a timeline to the story that you are about to hear.
This is a
check for $6,000.00 that was in the
investigative file. I never signed this check and never
received the money.
In April of 2004, I received a letter from the I.R.S. (Internal revenue Service) stating that I had under reported $71, 571.00 of income for the tax year 2002, to which the I.R.S. was attempting to collect $21,977.00 for unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest. Further investigation revealed the unreported income was a result of numerous stock transactions from a Wachovia securities account. The Custodians of the accounts never disclosed or decimated to the necessary tax documents as required by law to properly report this income to the I.R.S. I repeatedly made inquiries to my grandparent's about this matter, however the necessary documentation to resolve this matter was never materialized nor was I provided with the Custodian's records. In the year 2002, I was a senior in high school working for Albertson's Grocery part time earning a little over $100.00 a week.
This is a general permit that my mother had when she remodeled her house. Where did she get the money to do the house? The total cost was $4,380.00. This is also the same month that my grandparents accused her of stealing checks from their house.
On September 27, 2004 and agreement regarding moneys owed (promissory note) was drawn up. It was supposedly signed by myself, my mother and my grandparent's stating that I signed $75,000.00 over to my mother. On November 2, 2004 my tax accountant, Riley Roy mailed a certified letter to my mother who was the custodian of my trust accounts, requesting complete disclosure of a specific Wachovia securities account established under the "Colorado Uniform Transfers to Minors Act" which she was the registered custodian of record. My tax accountant Riley Roy asserted legal justification, citing CRS 11-50-113 (5), which stipulates the custodians' fiduciary obligation to allow the beneficiary and/or his authorized representatives to inspect such records at reasonable intervals. My records indicate that the custodian (my mother) was in receipt of this letter on November 5, 2004. In addition my mother's CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Howard Glicken was in correspondence with this letter and was aware of the matter.
On November 10,
2004 my tax accountant Riley Roy received a letter from my mother's CPA
(Certified Public Accountant) Howard Glicken indicating that he would be
responding to this matter "on behalf of my mother" thereby assuming
responsibility, and as such, would send the requested information the following
week. This same day (November 10, 2004) $75, 401.00 was liquidated from my trust
account by an unknown person but most likely my mother's CPA Howard Glicken, an
Attorney, Mark Lewis that was working with my
mother, or my mother herself.
On November 23, 2004 (two weeks later) my tax accountant Riley Roy finally
received correspondence from my mother's CPA Howard Glicken. The documentation
that was provided was limited tax information for the year 2002. In Howard
Glicken's letter he acknowledged
my legal right under state statues to inspect these records in the near future at his office and continued by extending and invitation to my tax accountant, Riley Roy, to make such arrangements.
On December 1, 2004 according to the investigative report that was dated December 13, 2004 Mark Lewis, Attorney at Law, (the attorney working with my mother and Howard Glicken) contacted the District Attorney's office to start an investigation on myself for stealing money from my grandparent's and my trust account.
On December 2, 2004 my tax accountant Riley Roy stated that he contacted Howard Glicken via phone and attempted to arrange and inspect the financial records in question. My tax accountant, Riley Roy, claimed that my mother's CPA, Howard Glicken verbally rescinded his written offer and said that Howard Glicken would instead forward the requested documentation to Riley Roy's office via U.S. mail. On this same day (December 2, 2004) at 10:45 A. M. I received a phone call from my grandparent's. When I answered the phone, a District Investigator by the name of Ed Gruninger asked to speak to me. I said this is Sean and he proceeded to tell me that his office was contacted by Mark Lewis, Attorney at Law, Howard Glicken, CPA, and by my mother and he was conducting an investigation on me for Theft of an at Risk Adult. He advised me that I should not speak or see my grandparent's until the investigation was completed. He then told me he was giving me until December 7, 2004 to come into his office and speak with him. At that point, I took down his phone number and told him I would get back with him and hung up the phone. By now it was 11:00 A. M. and I decided to contact an attorney by the name of Larry Rhodes, who was a personal friend of mine. I explained the phone call that I just received from District Investigator, Ed Gruninger. Larry Rhodes asked me if I received any kind of paperwork from District Investigator, Ed Gruninger stating that I could not speak or see my grandparent's? My answer was "no". Larry Rhodes told me that since I did not receive any paperwork advising me that I couldn't speak or see my grandparent's that I could go ahead and call them and find out what was going on. Larry Rhodes then said he would like to see me and discuss this matter further on December 5, 2004, that he believed this was a criminal matter and I was getting framed for stealing money from a trust account that was set up in my name and had my social security number on it. Later on that night I called my Grandma. It was 7:45 P.M. and when she answered the phone I told her I would like to discuss my trust accounts and the phone call I received from District Investigator, Ed Gruninger earlier that morning. She told me that her nor my grandfather had any idea of what I was talking about but she nor my grandfather were accusing me of stealing any money from them. She then asked me if I could call her the next day because she was getting ready to go to bed. I told her I would and hung up the phone.
On December 3, 2004 at 7:42 A. M. I received a voicemail and a page on my cell phone from District Investigator, Ed Gruninger asking me if I was going to come in today and speak to him regarding the theft matter. I couldn't answer my phone when he called because I was working for Skywest Airlines and was loading baggage onto a plane. That same day (December 3, 2004) at 9:44 A. M I received another voicemail on my phone. It was from my father letting me know that he had an attorney who was going to contact District Investigator Ed Gruninger. When I was on break, I called my father and confirmed his voicemail that he left me and he advised me not to speak to District Investigator, Ed Gruninger and to let the Attorney he contacted handle it. Later that day (December 3, 2004) at 1:30 P.M. I was sitting in the Skywest Airlines break room when my supervisor came up and told me that the administration needed to see me upstairs in the office. When I walked into the office with my supervisor, three Denver police officers were waiting for me. One of them asked me if I was Sean Isbell? I replied "yes" and he proceeded to take my hands and put them behind my back. When I asked him why I was getting arrested, he replied that District Investigator, Ed Gruninger put out a warrant for my arrest and that he was waiting for me at the main terminal of the airport where I worked. The police officers then walked me out of the office, through the employee break room where everybody was eating lunch, and out onto the ramp where a police car was waiting to escort me to the main terminal. When I arrived at the main terminal, the police officers took off the handcuffs they placed on me in the office and District Investigator Gruninger put on his pair of handcuffs on me. He then made the comment to me as he was putting me in the backseat of his car that "you want to act like a 20 year old punk who knows everything and not listen to me, this is why I am here to arrest you. I am arresting you on probable cause of Theft of an at Risk Adult". I asked him if he hadn't given me until December 7, 2004 to come in and speak with him? He replied that he did but, he told me not to call my grandparents and I did and therefore that was why he was there to arrest me. On the way to jail I asked District Investigator Ed Gruninger "where's the paperwork stating that I couldn't speak to my grandparent's"? He replied that he didn't have any paperwork at that moment but not to worry the restraining order was being written up by the judge that very moment. I said then why did you arrest me, I didn't break any law or rules and he replied, "because I can and I better start telling the truth or he was going to put me away in prison for the rest of my life". I told him that an attorney (Larry Rhodes) said that if I didn't have any kind of paperwork stating that I couldn't see or talk to my grandparent's that it would be ok to do so. District Investigator Ed Gruninger replied, well he gave you the wrong advice and now you have to pay for it. He then said he had met and spoke in length to my mother the day before and he had no doubt that it was a struggle to live with her and that she is not all the in the head but it doesn't give me the right to steal money from my grandparent's. He asked me if I wanted to tell him anything or admit that I stole money from my grandparent's and I said I have nothing to say to him and I want my attorney present. He then proceeded to read my rights to me and say that he was going to take me down since I am "a little punk". When I arrived at the Denver City Jail, my father (who is a Denver Sheriff) met with District Investigator Ed Gruninger. They both had gone to see the judge but since it was a Friday afternoon the judge left early and I had to spend the night in jail.
On December 4, 2004 I went in front of the judge and was advised of the charges against me. I was being charged with Theft of an at Risk Adult, Theft over $500.00, and three counts of forgery (three checks that were forged by my mother). My bond was set at $15, 000.00 and I was handed a restraining order not to speak to or see my grandparent's. Later that day my father posted my bond and I was released from jail. My next court date was set for February 25, 2005.
On December 30, 2004 my father wrote a letter to Howard Glicken (my mother's CPA) regarding my trust accounts. My father again went over the timeline and the information we had requested from Howard Glicken. With the information we requested and received it disclosed four other trust account numbers under my name and social security number. With further investigation we found out that ten disbursements were made from a Wachovia securities account, between February 18, 2003 and November 16, 2004, totaling $116, 500.00. The letter also stated that we knew that Howard Glicken had these documents as it was stated in the District Attorney's investigative file. We included a check register showing each account number, check number, date of issue and the amount. This letter ended by saying how we have given Howard Glicken a reasonable amount of time to send the documentation and it has now been over sixty days and he hasn't complied.
On December 31, 2004 I received a letter from Howard Glicken regarding my father's letter from December 30, 2004. In his letter he states that he (Howard Glicken) is going out of town for ten days and may be going out of town the following week for a few days but, when he gets back he will need approximately seven to ten days to compile and copy the remaining records. He also states at this time that he is not my custodian and that he is merely helping my mother.
On January 17, 2005 Howard Glicken sent correspondence once again to my father's letter. For the first time ever a promissory note dated September 27, 2004 for the amount of $75, 000.00 was claimed to exist. This correspondence also makes reference to another promissory note dated sometime in June 2004, which I have yet to ever see. On February 23, 2005 I was contacted by my grandmother via phone. She called my landline, which had no caller identification. She asked me where I have been and why I haven't been around to see her? I explained to her that I had a written restraining order and was not allowed to have any contact with her or my grandfather and I hung up the phone. About 15 minutes late I received a call from District Investigator Ed Gruninger who proceeded to tell me that I violated a restraining order and that when I come into court on February 25, 2005 I was going to be taken into custody.
On February 25, 2005 I showed up for my court hearing and was placed under arrest and taken into custody. My bond at the time was set at $20, 000.00 and I was advised that I had a new charge of violating a restraining order. For the next four months I would remain an inmate at the Denver County Jail. I did not have any money to hire a lawyer at this time and was represented by a public defender by the name of John Ventura. To me my public defender did not even care what happened to me. Out of my three court appearances he showed up for one. He told me that if I didn't plead guilty to Theft of an at Risk Adult and the jury found me guilty I would go to prison for a minimum of 68 years and would be lucky to be only sentenced to 32 years. He said that more than likely the jury would look at my grandparents, then look at me and side with my grandparent's since they were old and didn't comprehend very well. So I took the plea to avoid going to prison.
On June 9, 2005 I was sentenced to 6 years of ISP (Intense Supervised Probation). I later found out I was conned into taking the plea just so the courts and legal system could get a conviction and look good. While I was in jail they knew I had no access to any evidence and therefore I could not plea my case. They locked me up for 23 Ĺ hours a day and usually would not let me out of my cell until after 5:00 P.M. when they knew the court house was closed and I couldn't reach my Public Defender, John Ventura.
On August 15, 2005 my tax accountant Riley Roy again sent a letter to my mother regarding Custodial Transactions for a Wachovia securities account and all the predecessors.
In September of 2005 Riley Roy finally received a box containing records dated back to the year 1986 regarding my trust accounts, stock transactions and tax records. It contained some of the documentation on transactions made from 1986 to present.
On October 23, 2006 I contacted Debra Shampanier in the Economic Crime Unit in Denver, Colorado. I wrote her a letter explaining why I feel that the investigation should be reopened. I explained how in 2004 I received a CP2000 from the I.R.S. (Internal Revenue Service) proposing changes to my previously filed tax return for the year 2002. These changes proposed adding $722.00 in dividend income and $70,849.00 for securities or stock sales proceeds. I explained the timeline and asked her "if I stole money from my grandparent's and was convicted of Theft of an at Risk Adult and owe restitution, then where is the money in the trust funds"? If my grandparent's were reimbursed by my trust funds with the money I borrowed to go to school, then why do I have a felony conviction and owe restitution"?
On October 24, 2006 I received a letter from Joe Morales, who was the District Attorney who convicted me of this felony. In his letter he stated that he could not find a direct relationship between me stealing money from my grandparent's and someone taking the money out of my trust accounts. He said he would look at the restitution again but I was responsible for the crimes I committed. He then made a comment that made me feel like he was trying to cover up the mistake he did in convicting me for this crime. He said "even if your mother did take the money, you want me to arrest her after all she has done for you"? I thought to myself what has my mother done for me except abuse me and ruin my life by framing me for a crime I did not commit. Joe Morales then said, "even if she did take the money Sean, you were convicted of the crime and there is nothing else I am going to do for you. If you don't like it, hire an attorney because that is the only way I will listen to your case".
I have been working on my case now for almost three years and have every piece of evidence to prove that I was wrongly convicted. The questions that I raise pertaining to my case are the following:
1) Starting from the year 2002 and working at Albertson's Grocery and making just over $100. 00 a week, how did I under report $71,577.00 of income that year? Further more I ended up owing more money to the Internal Revenue Service then I ended up making the whole year in pay when they tried to collect $21,977.00 of unpaid taxes that year.
2) From the time I requested documentation from Howard Glicken (my mother's CPA) to the time I received it, which was November 2004 to September 2005, why did it take him so long to send all my documentation? Especially after the letters I sent him asking to send me everything and they correspondences he sent me saying he would.
3) Supposedly I signed a promissory note with my mother and grandparent's on September 27, 2004 but when you compare the signatures, my mother's handwriting looks the same as my signature on the document. Further more District Investigator Ed Gruninger interviewed my mother on December 2, 2004 as he wrote in the discovery. He wrote "Ms. Isbell last saw her son in December 2003. She claims Sean left the home at age 14 because he didn't like my rules. While she has no contact with her son, she is afraid he will come by the house this December for his sister's birthday". So my mother states to District Investigator Ed Gruninger that she has not seen me since December 2003 but yet we all sat down and signed this promissory note on September 27, 2004. How is this possible? The dates do not correspond and I know she forged my signature because that is not my signature on the document. Also in the discovery, she tells District Investigator Ed Gruninger how her parent's (my grandparent's) accused her of stealing checks from their house in April 2003. When my grandparent's confronted her, she said I was the one that stole the checks. My grandparent's denied that it was I and District Investigator Ed Gruninger recorded all of this.
4) Three weeks before I was arrested in this investigation, $75, 401.00 was liquidated from my trust account. One week before I got arrested Howard Glicken extends an invitation to view my records. The day before I got arrested, Howard Glicken verbally rescinds his written offer and says he will send the remaining documents. Why in a matter of a month is over $75, 000.00 liquidated from my account, I get an invitation to view my records, then Howard Glicken changes his mind and wouldn't let me view the records and documents, and then I get arrested for Theft of an at Risk Adult? What was he hiding that I could not view the records right then and there? Then conveniently the day after he lets my tax accountant Riley Roy know he will be sending the documents rather than letting me view them, I get arrested.
5) Two days before I get arrested, the District Attorney's office was contacted by Mark Lewis (the attorney working with my mother, Howard Glicken and Lewis Cohen) I have reason to believe that Mark Lewis was hiding documents also along with Howard Glicken the way the timeline was drawn out.
6) District Investigator Ed Gruninger received a fax from my mother on December 8, 2004 regarding money that was withdrawn from my account. In the document it shows that no money was withdrawn between June 2004 and October 2004 but, on November 16, 2004 $75,000.00 was withdrawn to pay back a promissory note written up in June 2004. I have yet to see that promissory note and the only promissory note I have seen was drawn up on September 27, 2004 that has my supposed signature on it. There is no reason I would have signed $75,000.00 over to my mother especially when I haven't seen her since December 2003. Also it says that I signed this promissory note for $75, 000.00 why was $75, 401.00 liquidated from the account on November 10, 2004? That is $401.00 more than they alleged I signed over to them.
7) My mother and my grandparent's allege I stole money from them. In my discovery there was a list of checks, dates and amounts written on a scrap piece of paper from my grandfather. This was written on a "things to do today" pad. This document was taken into evidence but it is not notarized. There was no proof or documentation showing that I stole money.
Note that the phone number written on this note belongs to Howard Glicken.
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8) I received records from Howard Glicken showing checks from Prudential Financial issued to my mother. The list of checks are as follows: June 5, 2003 in the amount of $5,000.00, September 26, 2003 in the amount of $5,000.00, October 31, 2003 in the amount of $1,000.00, November 14, 2003 in the amount of $4,000.00, and January 27, 2004 in the amount of $2,000.00. In December 2003 was the last time I saw my mother but we have not spoken since the year 2000. She was getting checks from Mark Lewis and Lewis Cohen (the Attorney and Financial Advisor) but whom were they going to? I didn't receive the money and as the custodian of my accounts she broke her responsibility and obligation to be a custodian.
9) My mother has not worked in almost 21 years but I did some research and found a General Permit in Public Records. She had $4,382.00 worth of work done to her house on April 22, 2004 (right around the time my grandparent's accused her of stealing checks from them). How did she pay for this? Was it money she stole from my grandparent's or was it money she had been using from my trust accounts? Does she have records to show that she kept accurate accounting of my trust accounts?
10) On June 9, 2005, I was sentenced to six years of ISP (Intense Supervised Probation). I didn't see my probation officer until July 2005. My probation officer was named Colleen McGorray and along with her I had another probation officer, Gail Prim, monitoring my payments of restitution. I was paying $25.00 a month and in July 2005 when I went to see my probation officer, she said my restitution went from a little over $42, 000.00 to a little over $29, 000.00. How did this happen when I hadn't even made one payment of my restitution? When I asked Gail Prim about this, she told me that she has spoke with my mother and my mother said there was $11,790.00 left in the trust account. She told Gail Prim that on my 21st birthday I would receive that money. My 21st birthday was on June 29, 2005 and on July 3, 2005 the remaining money, $11,790.00 was withdrawn from my account. This was 3 days after I turned 21, which made taking the money out of the account a federal offense since the trust account stipulated that the money in the account was mine the day I turned 21 and there would no longer be a custodian. On the back of the check were two signatures but neither of them was mine. The two signatures on the back of the check were my Mother and my grandfather. So this money went to my Mother and I never saw any of it.
11) The biggest question of all is how do you steal money from yourself? The accounts had my name and social security number on it and I was accused of stealing money from my trust accounts that my grandparent's set up for me and I was the one being taxed every time my mother took money out of the accounts. If I stole money from my grandparent's, where was the money that was supposed to be in the
trust accounts? If my grandparent's said they were reimbursed by my trust accounts, why is there a felony on my record and I owe restitution? I did not hold a gun to my grandparent's head or make them give me any money nor did I steal any money from them. Also if the trust agreement says that I couldn't touch any of the accounts until I turned 21 years old, how did I get convicted of this crime when I was 20 years old?
With all the documentation I have and all the facts that you have just read I am hoping that somebody can help me after reading this bizarre and heinous story. I was told that I could never speak to my grandparent's again when I was sentenced in June 2005 and in November 2006, my grandmother passed away and I never had a chance to say goodbye to her. I spent 4 months in jail and was convicted of a felony that will haunt me for the rest of my life. I am ordered to pay back money that I didn't even steal, and with all the facts and evidence I can prove that my mother who was the custodian of my trust accounts broke and violated her responsibility as a custodian. I believe she took the money to use for herself and framed me to cover up her criminal acts. I also believe Howard Glicken (CPA), Mark Lewis (Attorney), and Lewis Cohen (Financial Advisor at Wachovia Securities) covered up their mistakes to protect my mother from getting caught. I was used as a tax shelter and my social security number was on many accounts that my mother was supposed to make me aware of. Her responsibility from the time I was 12 years old was to inform me of any stock transactions that were sold or traded in my name and any money that was taken or put into my trust accounts. I have written letters to Joe Morales (the District Attorney) and he said that he would not do anything unless I have a lawyer. I believe I was wrongly convicted of this crime and the responsible people got away with this. I am trying to get my case reopened but without money, it is a struggle that I have to live with everyday. My wife is very sick at the moment and has a heart condition and needs to be closer to her parent's in Oklahoma. Since I am on Probation, my probation officer has told me that I need to pay half the restitution I owe (which is $14,500.00) to my mother and my wife has to establish permanent residency out in Oklahoma for 6 months before they will even consider letting me go out there with her. I don't even have any money for an attorney,
how can I even pay back half the money that I supposedly owe? Why should I have to pay back money to my mother who stole money from me? I can't seem to get the District Attorney to at least give me 30 minutes to show him the evidence and plead my case nor can I seem to get anybody to help so after reading this, if you can help or know someone who can help me, please contact me at the following:
If you don't think that wrongful convictions affects these "victims" family/children, read the following letter that Sean's wife and email that Sean's stepdaughter has written:
Denver, CO 80209
To Whom It May Concern:
Sean Isbell is a loving, caring, and devoted husband and father. I am amazed that the legal system got away with what has happened always trying to pin it on an innocent person. This shows me that the legal system in the state of Colorado is unfair and horrible to people that they know does not have the money to pay for legal services so they take advantage to cover up there own mistakes, when they should have been reviewing the other guilty parties that are mentioned. I know in my heart that my husband could never do something like this. He cares about the well being of others especially his family.
It breaks my heart that I have to leave him behind to move. I am not well and I need him by my side again the legal services feel they need to break up a family, which again is unfair. I hope this letter will find someone to help us and clear my husbandís name.
> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:55:55 -0500
> To whom it may concern: I'm writing this letter on the behalf of my step-father, Sean Isbell, who has been wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. My name is Winter. Even though Sean is my step-father, he has been there for me like a real father. I think he needs to come to Oklahoma with my mother because my mother is very ill. There shouldn't be any exception to splitting them up. Or keeping him from his family.
> Winter XXXXXX
Sean's friend has also written an email in his behalf:
are the people that were involved and their motives that I think they had.
Carol Isbell - My Mother
Motive: She was the fiduciary of a trust account(s) that was set up for myself, Sean Isbell. My Grandparents set up this trust when I was a kid. I moved in with my Dad when I was 16 years old and havenít seen my mother since December 5, 2003 when I dropped off a birthday present to my sister, Susan Kay Isbell. I believe my mother was taking money out of my trust account without permission. I believe that the trust account(s) was set up with my name and social security number when I was a kid so I could be a tax shelter towards my Grandparents. When I turned 18 years old, my Grandparents and My mother realized that they couldnít take out the money in the trust account(s) anymore and all they could do was put money in the trust account(s).
Theodore and Anne Silverman Ė My Grandparents
Denver, Co 80246
Motive: Set up a Trust account(s) in my name when I was a kid. I think they used me as a tax shelter since I was a minor and when they realized I turned 18 years old and they couldnít take the money out of the trust account anymore, they got together with my Mother, Carol Isbell and The CPA, Howard Glicken working for my Mother and Grandparents, The Attorney, Mark Lewis, who worked with my Mother and Grandparents and the Financial Advisor Lewis Cohen at Wachovia Securities In Florida to conspire and take that money out of my trust account(s). They all knew that in the statue it states that once the minor turns 18 years of age they can no longer take out money but can only put in money in the account(s). When I turned 21 years of age then that money was mine. My mother didnít want this money to go to me so I believe they conspired to take the money out of the trust account(s) and screw with the books so it looked like I never had any trust account(s). What they did not realize is that this trust account(s) had my name and social security number on it and every time the Financial Advisor would send my mother money, I was getting taxed for it. So in the year 2002 when I was a senior in High school (Keep in mind I moved in with my Dad in the year 2000 and hadnít seen my Mother in 2 years) I received a letter from the IRS stating I under reported $71,977.00 of income and they were trying to collect $20,000.00 in taxes from me for unreported income. I was only making $100.00 a week at Albertsonís Grocery, so how did I under report $71,977.00 of income? How did I owe the IRS more money ($20,000.00) than I made in a whole year? My mother was taking money out of the trust account(s) and I was getting taxed for it and this is where the theft started.
Howard Glicken Ė CPA for my Mother and Grandparents
Denver, Co 80206
Motive: Howard was the CPA for my grandparents and Mother. I believe he conspired to screw the books up to look like I never had a trust account(s) set up in my name. When I asked for my tax records a month to 2 months prior to me getting arrested, he never sent me them but did send me letters stating that it was my right to view my records and I can come into his office to view them anytime. He then stalled on me and said that I couldnít see them and didnít send me my records like he stated he would in letters. He then sends me my tax records 5 months after I was convicted of theft of an at risk adult and thatís where I uncovered all the money that was taken by my mother. My thoughts were that he was protecting my mother and grandparents from going to jail or at least getting in trouble for money they took.
Lewis Cohen Ė Financial Advisor at Wachovia Securities in Florida
Motive: Lewis was the Financial Advisor for my Mother and Grandparents. He dealt with the trust account(s) and stocks that were in my name and being traded. I believe he sent money from my trust account(s) to my mother when he knew I was no longer living with her. When I have tried to contact him along with my tax accountant, Riley Roy, He either avoids our calls or he does not return our calls. The one time I spoke with him, he told me that he would not give me any information regarding my trust account(s) or where the money was going. He told me in that phone conversation that if my Mother Carol Isbell, asks for that money and says it is going to me, then he canít argue with her since she is the fiduciary of my trust account(s) or he will lose his job. But, he sent her money when she said it was going to me, and he knew I hadnít been living with her since the year 2000.
Mark Lewis Ė Attorney at Law
Denver, Co 80231
Motive: Mark is the Attorney for my Mother and Grandparents. He was the one who contacted Ed Gruninger, District Investigator and told him that he needs to investigate me for stealing money from my grandparents.
I believe these people conspired and framed me to save them from getting into trouble. These people need to be investigated for stealing money from my trust account(s) and covering it up so my mother and grandparents would not get into trouble. But, Lewis Cohen needs to be investigated for sending money to my mother and Howard Glicken needs to be investigated on why he took so long to send my records and covered up paper trails and Mark Lewis needs to also be investigated for the same reasons.
This is Sean's true signature. Bet is, it doesn't match any signature on file where the checks were cashed!
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