Exhibits for Letters

Footnote:     Exhibits:     Reference Paragraph in Complaint:

  1.  A – Pictures of the Defendants; 2, 396 defendants_pics_01 defendants_pics_02
  2.  F – Forrester letters of 2/11/2000 and 1/10/2001; 14-16 0202a 02b 02c 02d
  3.  D – Notice of Suspension by Central Bank on 3/5/2001; 13 03
  4. W-1 Provisional Liquidators Report of 8/4/2002; 100, 629-630, 718-719 (D_422_4_liquid_4p)N-12 – 1/31/2011 Judgement of the Court of Appeal, Commonwealth of the Bahamas; 910 (ssbt_appeal_ruling_85p)
  5.  A-2 – Agent Moore’s Affidavit; 121                    05
  6.  A-9 – J-F Investigations, Notable Clients; 708-718   (Forrester’s website was changed from JF-Investigations.com to Caribbean-Investigations.com where the same page of notable clients is found here: http://caribbean-investigations.com/notable-clients/ JF_Investigations.com website can no longer be found.)              06
  7. G-2 – Cheryl Gardner’s Affidavit; 121                   07 07a 07b 07c
  8. I-5 – AUSA Schipper’s opening segment – Ponzi; 387-388 08 08a 08b 08c
  9.  Q-4 – Judge Bell’s Opinion denying defense witnesses; 504, 605-609, 617 09 09a 09b 09c 09d 09e
  10.  Y-1 – 7/8/2004 Order signed by Judge Bell 010 010a
  11. Z-7 – Prosecutors say Forrester doesn’t exist; 617-623 011 011a 011b 011c
  12.  F-6 -Schipper Objects to evidence; 460-462             012 012a      G-6 – Schipper objects to evidence; 463-469 012b 012b1 012b2 012b3
    Q-6 – Schipper objects to evidence; 492-494 012c 012c1
  13. F-5 – Unreported income allegations; 372, 940-942                                               013                                                                    J-6 – IRS Agent Flink testimony to alleged income; 464, 470-475                            013a
  14. L-6 – Schipper lying to jury about Jan gambling away investor funds; 463-469, 476-483                                                              014 014a
  15. G-5 – 1/31/2012 Tax court Judgement of $0.00 tax liability; 374 015
  16. H-12 – Judge Bell denies leave to file Tax Court decision against criminal case; 890                                                               016
  17.  Z-6 – Knopinski 10/19/2012 motion; 515            017 017a 017b
  18.  T-8 – 1/11/2013 Hardy affidavit; 698-699   018 018a 018b 018c 018d 018e
  19.  V-3 – 2/8/2013 Corcoran affidavit; 246-247, 731, 923 019 019a 019b 019c 019d 019e 019f 019g 019h 019i 019j
  20.  V-3 – 2/8/2013 Corcoran affidavit; 246 (see above)
  21.  U-3 – 2/8/2013 Lambert-Dean affidavit; 918-919
  22.  —; 1282-1288
  23.  V-3 – p.5 Corcoran affidavit; 455,521
  24.  B-5 – Judge Bell denies Jan right to represent herself because she wanted to use the bank records to prove investments made with third parties; 341, 356-357, 375                                               024 024a 024b 024c 024d 024e
  25.  S-6 – Kazcor admits to withholding “reams” of the documents Jan gave him to submit as defense evidence; 501-504, 530 025 025a 025a1                                                                    K-6 – Kazcor deletes evidence as requested by AUSA Schipper; 463-469, 476-477                                                        025b 025b1 025b2V-6 – Kazcor argues against Jan’s request to Judge Bell to give “evidence packs” containing bank records to jury; 504-509     025c 025c2
  26.  W-6 – $300,000 wire transfer denied admission at 2005 trial; 462, 508 026
    A-7 – $300,000 wire transfer provided by Agent Corcoran on 1/9/2013; 522-525 026a
    H-6 – 3/31/2001 bank statement denied admission at 2005 trial; 464, 476 026b 026b1 026b2 026b3
    B-7 – 3/31/2001 bank statement provided by Agent Corcoran on 1/19/2013; 526-527                                                        026c 026c1 026c2 026c3 026c4 026c5
  27.  M-9 – 9/12/2014 Opinion of Court of Appeals; 736-738, 903-904 027 027a 027b
  28.  —; 766
  29.  A-9 – J-F Investigations website; 712, 715  029
    B-9 Forresrer’s FBI badge and signature; 713-719  029a
  30. X-8 – 3/30/2011 Miami Herald Article on Gerard Forrester; 708, 746 030 030a
  31.  A-8 – 3/30/2011 Opinion of Judge Bell denying relief to Jan on Forrester; 702-709                                                        031 031a
  32. H-9 – Milson affidavit about illegal entry into his home on 1/18/2012 destroying Jan’s records; 725-727I-9 – Photos of destroyed filing cabinets and records; 728-730                                                                032 032a 032a1 032a2 032a3 032a4 032a5 032a6 032a7 032a8 032a9 032a010 032a011



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These are the exhibits to the new civil lawsuit I filed in Florida concerning racketeering and the stolen investor funds.

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Letter to Investors


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This is a new letter to investors, asking for their help in obtaining a statement of facts from the federal government about their investment funds and where their money actually went and how they will be paid.

Many of the investors may not know this, but I am only paid $5.25 a month from the federal bureau of prisons (FBOP). It will take a million years or more for me to actually be able to pay off the extremely high restitution that I was given, a restitution which actually does not go to pay investors, but to pay the federal government. In falsely accusing and wrongfully convicting me for the stolen funds of investors, the federal government can now point the finger at me as the cause of this entire ordeal while stealing investor funds from the Bahamian bank the United States federal government collapsed.

I am pleading with you investors to please file a lawsuit demanding your funds which was stolen from the collapsed bank, Suisse Security Bank and Trust (SSBT), in the Bahamas where wire transfers proves that your money was invested. I trusted this bank under the letters of recommendation from Gerard “Jerry” Forrester, former FBI agent who endorsed the bank owned by his long time friend, Harajchi, of which Forrester claimed the bank followed US Money Laundering regulations and was a safe bank for investing in their CDs trading program. With FBI endorsed letters of recommendation, I invested your funds into SSBT. Right after the Gerard “Jerry” Forrester wrote the FBI endorsed letters of SSBT in the Bahamas, he retired in “good standing” from the FBI. SSBT, after accepting your monies into its Bahamian CD trading program, had its license revoked.

Dear investors, I am the only person working hard on getting the federal government to return your money back to you. Please help me in getting the federal government to return your stolen funds by contacting your local governors, filing a class action lawsuit against the federal government, the IRS, the FBI, Gerard “Jerry” Forrester, the Harajchis, and SSBT in their theft of your money. I am doing the best I can with my limited resources, very limited income, and corrupt Judge Robert Holmes Bell who has stopped every motion I filed with the courts in getting the federal government to pay you your money. Even after ten years, I am still fighting for all of you and I hope that you will each have the courage to fight for yourselves as well. Please read my letter and please take action. Together, we can hold the federal government accountable for their theft of your money.


Below is the Statement of Facts. It is 111 pages and lists the facts concerning this case, your stolen money, and the federal government’s lies. Please read and check out the references and proofs for your selves. Use the internet to look up and find the truth. I have always been on your side and I am the only one left still fighting for you.

This information can also be found on my site: http://www.ipiw.com and also upcoming on http://www.janetmarcusse.com




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The first page and the Notice is up on the new website! Check it out and tell me what you guys think! I am working very hard on the rest of the site, so let me know what you would like to see. Thank you for all your support!


Judge Robert Holmes Bell – A Corrupt Man Pretending to Be a Just Judge


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This is the biography of a corrupt man who wants to be seen as the average good guy who does his best to better the world, or at least, the community he lives in. That’s what Judge Robert Holmes Bell would like everyone to believe.

Judge Robert Holmes Bell is by far one of the worst judges in the Western District of Michigan which engages in gross judicial misconduct and even has the arrogance to tell his defendants that he knows he’s overstepping the Court’s authority, but the defendant can’t claim prejudice because the defendant is clearly guilty, even before the jury’s verdict is given. This is the same judge who changed the jury instructions in #USvsMarcusse 1:04-cr-165 WDMI, so that he could dictate what the jury believed by tying fabricated government exhibits to each count, with the excuse of trying to “focus” the jury on the government’s case, a case which was so poorly constructed that Judge Robert Holmes Bell admitted that unless he changed the jury instructions to force the jury to convict the defendant, there would be no conviction at all.

In his own words, Judge Robert Holmes Bell said, “What worries me is we may have–they may look at the exhibits and say, …this thing is about 25 pounds. That is good for 2 or 3 counts to be convicted. No, we don’t want anything like that…Are we to give this jury these instructions and they…kind of hunt, look at shells and try and find out which pea is under which shell? Can they prove this particular transaction of the many they’re alleging on this particular count?…We can have the jury hunt for a while. Someone will find it eventually, but what have we gained by that?” (TR3475) “I give that instruction with that in it…there would be no criminal prosecution of them because it wouldn’t be income.” (TR3465)

Even Prosecutor AUSA Gezon stated that there was no case against Marcusse who is wrongly convicted based on Judge Bell’s changing of the jury instructions, something he admitted to having never done before in any of the cases that he’s been involved with.

AUSA Gezon said, “Jury may say ‘we don’t think–we don’t understand…–maybe the government hasn’t convinced us beyond a reasonable doubt.” (TR3485)

IRS Agent James Flink purported to show $936,626 in unreported income. Tax court finds no income due for the years Flink testified. The Commissioner of Tax Court reduces income claim to zero. (14234-09)

Is this a man capable of being a judge and governing justice when he so perverts it and does whatever he wants? Judge Robert Holmes Bell falsely accused Janet Marcusse of a ponzi scheme in 2005. When the government was caught lying about more than $7.5 million, they changed the charge to “Honest Services Fraud”. Janet Marcusse was wrongfully convicted of a crime she didn’t commit because of this man and was sentenced to 25 years incarcerated. Prosecutor AUSA Gezon, ridiculously initially seeked 1,200 years for Marcusse. Both Judge Robert Holmes Bell and Prosecutor Gezon were so afraid that Janet Marcusse would fight her case, actually come across a decent judge who upholds justice, and would have them prosecuted for gross judicial and prosecutorial misconduct that they both tried abuse and torture through the US Marshals and the Newaygo County Jail where Marcusse was housed during trial as a way of “shutting her up”. Marcusse, after a decade of being incarcerated, is not deterred from fighting for her freedom and gaining justice from these corrupt men.

Please help her innocence be heard by signing her petition at change.org. Help her to show the world the gross misconduct by judges like Robert Holmes Bell and prosecutors like Gezon who engage in gross misconduct, resulting in wrongful incarcerations.


New Changes And Judge Robert Holmes Bell Changing the Jury Instructions to Get A Wrongful Conviction


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I have recently acquired a domain in my own name. It will make it easier for people to search for me compared to ipiw which didn’t stand for anything of importance. My new domain is: http://www.janetmarcusse.com and I want people to know who I am. I want them to know that I am a real person.

There is currently nothing yet on janetmarcusse.com because I have to create an entirely new website. It will be different from how ipiw looked like. It will be more modern and more interactive. I want to hear from others about their experiences. I want the world to know that inmates are real people. We bleed. We cry. We feel. We have hopes. We have dreams. Some of us are wrongly imprisoned. Most of us are given excessive lengthy sentences. Many of us will never be free. And sadly, some of us die while being incarcerated due to ignorance, a lack of proper medical care and treatment, and indifference for inmates from prison officers and staff.

I have not given hope on my innocence. It’s been a long ten plus years I’ve suffered my wrongful incarceration. Many people would’ve been exhausted and given up, many innocent people. And that’s unfortunately, a plot of the corrupt justice system, that innocent people who are given lengthy sentences will eventually get tired and give up. Well, that’s not me and that’s not going to be my case. I am innocent of my wrongful conviction. Judge Robert Holmes Bell, year after year, constantly rejecting my briefs, hiding my briefs, and engaging in gross judicial misconduct, will not deter me from my freedom. Judge Bell has written me off as a restricted filer, falsely accusing me of frivolous lawsuit filings when he has admitted to not even considering any of my valid issues stated therein. Even with all his lies and all his doctoring the truth, I will not give up because my freedom and justice is worth fighting for. Justice not measured out by godless men whose corruption, greed, and wrongdoing far surpasses any of the people that they have put behind bars. I will fight my case. I will fight for my freedom. And I will win. It may take another five or ten years until someone brave enough to stand up to these bullies can help free me from my wrongful incarceration, but I will not give up. Good will triumph over evil in the end.

During my trial, Judge Robert Holmes Bell said, “What worries me is we may have–they may look at the exhibits and say,…this thing is about 25 lbs. That is good for 2 or 3 counts to be convicted. No, we don’t want anything like that.” (TR3475) Because Judge Robert Holmes Bell was afraid that the jury wouldn’t find the government’s evidence sufficient to put in a guilty verdict, in the jury instructions, Judge Bell highlights evidence for the jury by tying government exhibits to each count on the verdict form. His excuse was to “get the jury focused rather than unfocused”. (TR3475) Judge Robert Holmes Bell knew that there was insufficient evidence to convict me, evidence that the government created to falsely accuse me and wrongfully convict me.

Judge Bell said, “Are we to give this jury these instructions and they…kind of hunt, look at the shells and try to find out which pea is under which shell and kind of hunt and peck for a while?…We can have the jury hunt for a while. Someone will find it eventually, but what have we gained by that?” (TR3475)

Prosecutor Gezhon likes Judge Bell’s idea to attach evidence to each count on the verdict form so that the government could do the thinking for the jury in case, “maybe the government hasn’t convinced us beyond a reasonable doubt…” (TR3485)

Judge Bell admits to overstepping his bounds and tries to justify it with falsely fabricated government evidence in the government’s favor and said, “Even if the Court overstepped it’s bounds, Marcusse cannot show she was prejudiced, as the evidence of her guilt was substantial.” (R.77, p45)

No, my guilt was never substantial. There was no substance to the government’s lies and fabrications and obstructions of justice. Judge Robert Holmes Bell did overstep his bounds in changing the jury instructions and telling the jury how they should vote on the verdict form by tying government exhibits to each count, such as an investor check to mail fraud, in which Judge Bell has admitted to have never changed the jury instructions and highlighted government exhibits and tying them to counts of any previous verdict form before my case.

He blamed me, for having to “inject” himself into the proceeding because my prose representation, he claimed, had a tendency…to muddy the issues. (R.77, p45)

And my entire wrongful incarceration is based on this one line from Judge Robert Holmes Bell who said about doctoring the jury instructions, “I give that instruction with that in it…there would be no criminal prosecution of them because it wouldn’t be income.” (TR3465)

Sign my petition for freedom at Change.org here: https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-a-wrongful-conviction-is-judicial-murder-free-janet-marcusse-stop-judicial-misconduct

I have 26 supporters so far. Please help sign this petition and be a part of me getting my freedom back.

Casting the First Stone


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I often receive hate mail. It normally comes in the form of a rejection of my innocence claims by Judge Robert Holmes Bell. Sometimes I receive actual hate mail from people who don’t know me at all, people who say that they wouldn’t blink an eye if I was tortured by waterboarding as a means of obtaining a false confession. I’m often called scum and that’s one of the nicer names I’m called. I’m said to be a “ringleader” in a Ponzi scheme and that I “created fake churches” and somehow “denied taxes existed” or something like that.  There are some people who have heard of me back when my case was going to trial and those people hope that I rot in prison for my alleged crimes. It doesn’t matter to those people whether I was innocent at all or whether I was mistreated and abused. People who send me hate mail often simply wants to see me harmed for nothing more than their personal enjoyment or “justification” and these aren’t any of the 500+ investors who lost their monies when the government purposefully collapsed the bank in the Bahamas. No, these are regular people who feel that if I was punished for my alleged crimes, then there would be less “awful” and less “bad” people in this world, in which I suppose they feel a great relief for having rid the world of “scum” like me.

I find it incredibly ironic that these are the same people who lie and cheat and steal and manipulate others, the same people who have done so much dirty deeds with their lives that they really don’t have any right to say anything at all. It’s interesting how quickly people want to judge me or think they know what’s “good” for humanity by trying to exclude me as part of the human race, but those are the same people who corrupt others and have done more than their share of unrighteousness in their time. No one is perfect and if perfection existed, it certainly wouldn’t be in any faulty human being at all. It would be found in maybe a robot with set rules and set commands which it cannot disobey those orders. Because a robot doesn’t have free will, it cannot decide for itself whether it chooses to listen and obey the rules it has been programmed to listen and obey, or to break the rules. Perfection only lies in not having done any harm whatsoever in any way, shape, or form to another, human or animal or anything classified as “alive”. I know of no perfect person. I do not claim to be perfect. I am claiming that I am innocent of the charges I was falsely convicted of.

I did not engage in a Ponzi scheme. I did not steal anyone’s money. I did not lie about investing the monies. I did not collapse the bank where the money was stored in CDs. I did not engage in any scheme to cheat or steal money.

When people hear that you’re a felon, even a falsely convicted felon, they immediately distrust you and hold your background above your head as if you’re beneath them and they’re better than you. You certainly don’t hold people and their unpunished crimes above their heads as if they’re the worst people in the world, so why is it that people feel as if they need to separate themselves from you like you’re some horrible monster?

“I didn’t expect my best friend to be talking to a criminal when I introduced her to you.”

“You worried me when you checked up on my last three wives. You went to prison for identity theft.”

“I can’t have you, someone who’s been in prison, around anyone I love. You might corrupt them.”

Seriously? The mentality of the common people is sad. Just because anyone is convicted of a crime, even falsely convicted like me, they shouldn’t be treated any differently. Every person alive and dead is guilty of being less than their perfect self, so why are felons treated worse than the rest of the human population, as if their incarceration isn’t enough punishment?

That second one, if anyone was married three times and refused to give even the first name of their ex wives and referred to them as wife number 1, 2, and 3, I’d consider doing a Google search too just to make sure the wives are still alive and not dead and buried somewhere. People think we are horrible and terrifying, but we still need to protect ourselves from everyone else because the most dangerous kinds of criminals are the ones that are walking around freely pretending to be like everyone else.

It’s easy for people to want to judge others. Instead of trying to punish others for crimes they have no actual knowledge of past what they’re fed by the media and a broken system, they need to judge themselves and what kind of awful people they are that think people, even innocent people, need to face punishment and abuse beyond prison. I wouldn’t wish prison on my worst enemy. It’s a horrible place that cripples individuals and does nothing to rehabilitate or help anyone. Before people start running off at the mouth about just desserts, there will come a day when everyone will be judged and there will be no hiding their shame. It is guilty people who try to make others feel guilty for their mistakes. Be better people. Do better. Don’t look down on anyone because in an instant, even an innocent person like myself, could be in this awful mess. You are no different than I am. My alleged faults, publicly displayed, are no less than your faults, hidden from everyone.


Praising and Thanking God In and For All Things


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I am a God-fearing woman. I am a believer. I am a Christian.

Because of the difficulties of my experiences and of the extreme hardship I am experiencing now, I have forgotten a very important thing that Jesus said in the New Testament. He said, “praise God and thank Him in and for all things”. I’ve been consumed with trying to fight for my freedom, trying to regain a life, trying to have the government be prosecuted for their gross misconduct in my case that I have forgotten to thank God and praise Him for my situation. Some people might think that it’s weird to praise God and to thank Him for sentencing me to 25 years behind bars or to thank Him and praise Him for the physical abuse I’ve endured during my time in the custody of the federal Marshals. Bad experiences makes us question God and His involvement in our lives. But praising God and thanking Him for the bad, makes us realize how much He IS involved in our lives. God is still here. And we need to let Him know that we know He is here and He is for us.

This is my prayer. It is sincere and from my heart. I have been praying to God for the past few days about how I should proceed with my case and in getting my innocence heard. The answer from God is clear. “Praise me and thank me in all things and for all things.” I have forgotten through all my trials, but I will praise God and thank Him now in all things and for all things.

“Dear Father God,

I praise you now for the situation I am currently in and experiencing. I know that you have full control over all things and that this is for my good. I thank you for the situation that I am in and experiencing. It’s not an easy thing to be where I’m at now, but I know you will use this time and this experience for my good. I praise you for the judges, the prosecutors, and everyone involved in my case. You chose the perfect people to give me the situation that I am in now which is needed for my growth in Christ Jesus and in you. I thank you for the judges, the prosecutors and everyone involved in my case. I know that I don’t agree with them or with the things that have happened and are happening now, but I thank you for allowing these people and these events to alter my life in such a way that I will draw closer to you. God, you are my true strength. You are life and death to me. My life and my future is in your hands. I know you will make something good come out of all of this. I praise you for your wisdom and your kindness, for your infinite mercy and your love. I thank you God for all things and for allowing me the experiences and situations I have had, the good and the bad alike, I thank you for. You are my God and through you, I have victory over all the power of the enemy. You are my victory.

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray,


A Thank You


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Thanks to everyone who went and signed my petition at Change.org. If you haven’t signed it yet, please do. Please be the difference that determines whether I am stuck here or I can actually get my innocence heard and get back the freedom and life that was stolen from me. Thank you.


Please Sign My Change.Org Petition for Freedom


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Please sign my petition at Change.org, pleading for my freedom and for my wrongful conviction to be heard. Thank you.

The petition is here:


Is Justice blind or altogether dead in the United States of America, the country of free men and women, the country that people around the world look up to and dream of coming here to live here and stay here? There is a great injustice in the United States and it is judicial misconduct, that which convicts innocent men and women and sentences them to time stolen that can never be returned. A wrongful conviction is Judicial murder: an innocent sentenced to live out the next 10, 25, or life behind bars for something they didn’t do. Stop judicial misconduct by holding the individuals responsible for wrongful convictions and free the innocent persons that were falsely accused and wrongfully incarcerated.

Meet Janet Marcusse, someone everyone should know, but don’t. Janet Marcusse, age 58, was falsely accused of a ponzi scheme back in 2005. Newspapers called her a “screaming con artist” and “the ringleader of a $12.7 million scheme” (1) without even hearing the truth. And today, even with thousands of pages of evidence, newspapers still won’t hear her story. To them, she has already been deemed guilty because of her wrongful conviction, a conviction under “honest services fraud” because the government was caught lying about at least $7.5 million (2). Because of this lie, the government had to change their tactics and charge Janet Marcusse with something else other than a ponzi scheme. And even with this lie, the government still wrongfully convicted Janet Marcusse and sentenced her to 25 years in a federal correctional institution. It’s been ten years, and with countless rejected petitions in court on her innocence, Janet Marcusse is still fighting for her freedom. She is not giving up, but with so much judicial misconduct and Judge Robert Holmes Bell, a federal judge of the Western District of Michigan, rejecting her petitions without even consideration, going as far as not filing her §2255 brief, which is illegal (3), Janet Marcusse cannot speak out about her innocence nor gain her freedom through a corrupt system.

Janet Marcusse was subject to torture under the custody of the federal Marshals in open court in the presence of Judge Robert Holmes Bell. Instead of stopping the physical abuse, Judge Robert Holmes Bell allowed the federal Marshals to physically abuse Janet Marcusse in open court. His response to her pleading for him to ask the Marshals to stop hurting her was, “Stand and be quiet until I finish” (4).

What kind of Judge, federal or state, would allow the open physical abuse of a prisoner in his or her courtroom? It is appalling that such behavior, if not against their own conscience or morals or ethics, should indeed be against the behavior of a federal or a state Judge according to the US Courts Code of Conduct for United States Judges (5).

“The Canons are rules of reason. They should be applied consistently with constitutional requirements, statutes, other court rules and decisional law, and in the context of all relevant circumstances…

(A) Respect for Law. A judge should respect and comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary…

Canon 2A. An appearance of impropriety occurs when reasonable minds, with knowledge of all the relevant circumstances disclosed by a reasonable inquiry, would conclude that the judge’s honesty, integrity, impartiality, temperament, or fitness to serve as a judge is impaired. ” (6)

The United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment which was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 (1) states that:

“Article 1

1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term “torture” means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.

Article 2

1. Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.

2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.

3. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.

Article 4

1. Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law. The same shall apply to an attempt to commit torture and to an act by any person which constitutes complicity or participation in torture. 2. Each State Party shall make these offences punishable by appropriate penalties which take into account their grave nature.

Article 5

1. Each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences referred to in article 4 in the following cases:(a) When the offences are committed in any territory under its jurisdiction or on board a ship or aircraft registered in that State;

(b) When the alleged offender is a national of that State;

(c) When the victim is a national of that State if that State considers it appropriate.

2. Each State Party shall likewise take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over such offences in cases where the alleged offender is present in any territory under its jurisdiction and it does not extradite him pursuant to article 8 to any of the States mentioned in paragraph I of this article.

3. This Convention does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with internal law.” (7)

The United States of America is a member state of the United Nations, being bound by the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Act. (8)

Judge Robert Holmes Bell is clearly in direct violation with the laws of the United States, his sworn office of being a federal judge, and with International law by allowing the torture of Janet Marcusse in his court room in open court.

Not only did Janet Marcusse suffer torture at the hands of the United States Marshals, she was subjected to drugging by the Newaygo County Jail of White Cloud, Michigan, where she was housed during her 2005 trial. (9)

Janet Marcusse, after eating breakfast the first day of trial and having acted out in court due to the drugs in her system, realized the government scheme and refused to eat her food. Janet Marcusse is neither a very loud or violent woman. An inmate, unaware of the drugged food, helped herself to Janet Marcusse’s daily meals and found herself disoriented, angry, loud, and even violent which was not her normal behavior. She even sustained physical damage due to the drugged foods. (9)

Not only was Janet Marcusse subjected to drugs in her foods at the Newaygo county Jail to make her seem more “violent” during her court appearances, instigations from officers to inmates, resulted in the physical violence of Janet Marcusse being attacked by another inmate, an incident in which the Newaygo County Jail refused to acknowledge the physical damage that Janet Marcusse received from a choke hold and being body slammed by Michelle McDaniel. Newaygo County Jail’s Administrator, Roger N. Palmiter, went so far as to lie about the injuries Janet Marcusse sustained and lied about her not asking for medical care after the incident. (9)

It is evident by these and the complaints Janet Marcusse has tried to get heard through her innocence claims and legal briefs that she has been subjected to torture, at the hands of the government, in order to convict her for a crime she did not commit.

Janet Marcusse ran an investment company called Access Financial, which invested money in various accounts like Branson MLC (10, 11), Worldwide E Capital LLC where its principal Winfield Moon was vetted by Treasury attorney James Kramer-Wilt (11), and retired FBI Agent Gerard “Jerry” Forrester supported Bahamian bank, SSBT (Suisse Securities Bank & Trust) (11, 12). Janet Marcusse went to the police about her ex-sister in law, Diane Boss, and her husband, Wesley Boss, embezzling $1.5 million from the company. Instead, the Boss’ teamed up with the government and falsely accused Janet Marcusse of running a ponzi scheme.

When Marcusse asked for retired FBI Agent Gerard “Jerry” Forrester to be subpoenaed as a witness for the defense in her trial, Judge Robert Holmes Bell responded with, “Gerard M. Forrester: Defendant has failed to allege facts that are relevant to the issues in this trial…moreover, the government has suggested that the existence of this person is of doubtful validity.” (13)

Ex-FBI Agent Gerard M. Forrester was the man who endorsed the Bahamian bank, SSBT, in which Janet Marcusse, because of those government endorsements (14), invested investors’ money into SSBT. SSBT was collapsed, and liquidated shortly after the investments made (15, 16, 17). If this information is not relevant to a case of investment fraud, aka a ponzi scheme which Judge Robert Holmes Bell first tried to charge and convict Janet Marcusse on, then what is? Gerard M. Forrester could certainly attest to the validity of SSBT bank, which he endorsed, and be proof that Janet Marcusse did indeed invest investors’ monies as she said she would. Instead of allowing Janet Marcusse this crucial witness, Judge Robert Holmes Bell, denies her this witness alleging that Gerard M. Forrester has no relevancy in this case. Judge Robert Holmes Bell, a man governing justice over the Western District of Michigan, is actually obstructing justice.

Judge Robert Holmes Bell’s denial of the existence of ex-FBI Agent, Gerard M. Forrester (13), is an attempt to make Janet Marcusse seem as if she is lying when the person actually committing perjury, is Judge Robert Holmes Bell and prosecutor, Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Michael Schipper, who was awarded a Judge seat by Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, as a direct result of Janet Marcusse’s case, which is the only case cited in the article (18).

Gerard M. Forrester, who likes to go by “Jerry”, is a real person, a Special Agent of the FBI who retired in good standing. Gerard Forrester has his own website (19) which shows his FBI badge (20) and the signature matches exactly the ones on the SSBT bank endorsement letters (14).

Not only is Judge Robert Holmes Bell’s denial of Gerard M. Forrester’s existence an obstruction of justice, it is hard to believe that a federal Judge, who is educated in all the ways of law, has somehow missed recognizing Gerard M. Forrester’s name in the committee report of the 108th Congressional Meeting from 2003-2004 (just a year prior to Janet Marcusse’s trial in 2005) dealing with the FBI’s Use of Murderers as Informants (21). The report read,

“5-11-81: A World Jai Alai expense report indicates that Paul Rico and World Jai Alai entertained FBI Special Agents Tom Dowd and Jerry Forrester in the Bahamas. [Note: Rico testified at the Alcee Hasting Impeachment trial before the Senate that Tom Dowd’s wife was an employee of Miami Jai Alai.] 719″(21)

FBI Special Agent Jerry Forrester in the Bahamas. Gerard M. Forrester, who goes by Jerry Forrester, who operates in the Bahamas and endorses a Bahamian bank.

Somehow, Robert Judge Holmes Bell claims that Gerard “Jerry” Forrester, ex-FBI Special Agent, who endorses a Bahamian bank, has his own website of being a private investigator (19), has a LinkedIn profile (22) with over 500 contacts including former FBI Special Agents and listing the Federal Bureau of Investigations as a former workplace, and has several articles of his boasting of illegally capturing and sending Bahamians back to the Bahamas (27, 28, 29, 30), does not exist.

Four men on LinkedIn, two FBI Special Agents (one retired and one still in the FBI), one former Scotland Yard, and one casino man is listed under Gerard “Jerry” Forrester’s recommendations as below.

“Douglas S. Shipley, MSEd (23)
Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge/Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)
While in the Bahamas I had the opportunity to observe the professionalism in which Doug appoached his assignment. He is intelligent and well organized. He is a credit to the United States Government
October 27, 2011, Jerry worked with Douglas S. at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Ronald Harrison (24)
Ron and I met 35 years ago when he was with Scotland Yard and I was with the FBI. We have remained friends since we met and have been doing private investigations together since we both retired. He is a true professional and excellent investigator.
February 4, 2010, Jerry was with another company when working with Ronald at Surelock International Limited

Anthony Velazquez (25)
Assistant Legal Attache – Capetown, R.S.A.
Tony Velazquez is one of the most outstanding young men I have met. He is intelligent, quick witted, socialable and never stops thinking.

Jerry Forrester
January 28, 2010, Jerry managed Anthony indirectly at FBI

Harvey Perkins (26)
Harvey is one of the most knowledgeable casino men I have worked with since my retirement from the FBI. His integrity is beyond reproach. It would be an honor to work with him again.
January 25, 2009, Jerry worked directly with Harvey at Spectrum Gaming Group” (21)

Even with all this proof of Gerard M. Forrester’s existence and involvement with the FBI and also with the Bahamas, Judge Robert Holmes Bell stubbornly refuses to believe the existence of this man who is a direct cause of at least $10 million in losses for Janet Marcusse and her investors.

Janet Marcusse has spent more than ten years wrongly incarcerated. The government has admitted to endorsing SSBT bank where investors’ monies were invested and lost (31). Janet Marcusse sued in tax court and won about the alleged money she kept which was used as a motive of her crime (32). $936, 626 was alleged that Jan profited from her scheme to defraud investors. She won tax court, the amount of $936, 626 being reduced to zero (32). With no motive, there is no crime. Judge Robert Holmes Bell, however, refuses to accept the judgement and to apply it as evidence of Janet Marcusse’s innocence.
Instead, dirty tricks and tactics were used by the government in trying to discredit Janet Marcusse in case she ever went public against them. Dirty tactics such as alleging that Janet Marcusse was engaged in prostitution (33), having a bogus arrest warrant for her co-defendant, George Besser, alleging that he was distributing drugs (34), and fabricating mob ties to search the house of Attorney Gurmail Sidhu (35), claiming Janet Marcusse had an assassination plot on judges’ lives (36) and that Janet Marcusse had a history of violence and were convicted of such assassination plots (the government created a criminal history for Janet Marcusse (37)) when Janet Marcusse’s PreSentence Investigative Report showed a history of zero charges, not even for a speeding ticket (38), and going as far as intimidating and threatening witnesses (39) and having IRS Agents James Flink and Steve Corcoran taking pictures of witnesses (40) in case Judge Robert Holmes Bell ever decided the witnesses were a threat to his well being as he so stated in an article in the Grand Rapids Press (41) as to why he has pictures of people he deems is a threat.

If the government had a legitimate case against Janet Marcusse, there would be no need for the government to resort to such gross misconduct that involved and isn’t limited to: threats, intimidations, druggings, instigations, torture, bogus arrest warrants, false allegations, physical abuse in a court of law, denials, and the continuous rejection of legal petitions to keep Janet Marcusse’s innocence from being heard.

Judge Robert Holmes Bell, a federal Judge who is supposed to give justice has instead, perverted justice, abused justice, obstructed justice, and wrongly incarcerated an innocent woman: Janet Marcusse.

Judge Robert Holmes Bell, along with all other guilty parties which obstructed justice and engaged in gross judicial misconduct and misconduct should be held responsible for their crimes.

Absolute immunity allows Judges the ability to abuse their power as a judge. A judge should be held liable and monetarily liable to misconduct that he or she has caused. If a judge did not engage in judicial misconduct, then a judge will have nothing to fear of a lawsuit seeking damages. In the case of Janet Marcusse and Judge Robert Holmes Bell, he knew he had absolute immunity from a civil lawsuit seeking justice, so he agreed to Janet Marcusse’s demand of being paid $5,000 a day for her wrongful incarceration. Absolute immunity makes corrupt judges like Judge Robert Holmes Bell able to lie and do what he wants without consequences. He should be held responsible for the damages he causes in judicial misconduct and in sentencing innocent individuals to prison. Being above the law does not make Judge Robert Holmes Bell a better judge. Instead, it offers him a legal right to abuse the law as we so clearly see him violating not only United States law, but International law as well. He should not be granted immunity and should be prosecuted for his actions and his crimes. A position of power does not allow one to abuse that power. If the governing bodies over the United States of America can lie, cheat, steal, and sentence an innocent person to rot in prison for any number of years, then they are no better than the so called criminals that they sentence and judge.

The United States of America is responsible for the punishment of the judicial misconduct of its judges, public government employees, and public government offices. Judge Robert Holmes Bell has violated United States law as well as International law and has subjected Janet Marcusse to torture under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. And that is the very least of his gross judicial misconduct.

I petition the people of the United States of America and President Obama as well as former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to please free Janet Marcusse from her wrongful incarceration, and to stop judicial misconduct, and to prosecute Judge Robert Holmes Bell and all the parties named above in their obstruction of justice. It is not only a responsibility of the United States of America to lead by example, but it is our dignity as a strong leadership country. We, the United States of America, have a responsibility that all our people should have equal rights and freedoms as stated by our Constitution.

Janet Marcusse’s freedom was stolen from her. Her father passed away while she was wrongly incarcerated. Janet Marcusse’s chance to have a family and children were taken from her. The love of her life who stood by her for ten long years, finally made the painful decision to move on with his life because he saw how crooked and corrupt the government was against her. Janet Marcusse is 58 years old. She will be 74 years old by the time that her wrongful incarceration is up. These are things that Janet Marcusse will not have and will never be able to get back due to the injustice of the people who put her behind bars.

I plead for her freedom. If we, the people of the United States, a free country whose laws are meant to keep us safe, allows judicial murder by wrongful convictions, then how do we even begin to help others in similar situations around the world? How do we claim support of human rights and equality with innocent people like Janet Marcusse behind bars? We cannot become a hypocrite nation who only cares for others and not our own. Janet Marcusse is a law abiding citizen who never once, in her 50 years of life, has gotten a speeding ticket and is now wrongfully convicted of a crime she didn’t do, that was based on the losses of others. Please bring the meaning of freedom back to our country and free Janet Marcusse from her wrongful conviction.
Thank you.




1 – NBCNews: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9856201/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/screaming-con-artist-gets-years-prison/#.VUt9D5MYHd4

2 – Evidence From DOJ Proves IRS Lied About $9 Million: http://ipiw.com/Supp_APDX_Call_of_Mandate_Trans.pdf

3 – Judge Robert Holmes Bell Hides Janet Marcusse’s Brief, Violating Order: http://ipiw.com/R_33_34.pdf

4 – US Marshals Abuse Complaint: http://ipiw.com/marshalls_complaint.pdf

5 – US Courts Code of Conduct for United States Judges Page: http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/CodesOfConduct.aspx

6 – US Courts Code of Conduct for United States Judges Canon 1 and Canon 2: http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/CodesOfConduct/CodeConductUnitedStatesJudges.aspx

7 – United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: http://www.hrweb.org/legal/cat.html

8 – Member States of the United Nations: http://www.un.org/en/members/

9 – US Marshals Abuse Complaint: http://ipiw.com/marshalls_complaint.pdf

10 – Branson MLC Investments: http://ipiw.com/_investments/mlc_branson/bran_invest.html

11 – Evidence Pack submitted by Janet Marcusse, Pro Se: http://ipiw.com/_usdc_docs/usdc_165_docs/415_1_5.pdf

12 – SSBT Investments: http://ipiw.com/_investments/ssbt/ssbt_invest.html

13 – Forrester Witness Request and Court Denial: http://ipiw.com/_investments/ssbt/forrester/D_392_Forrester_witness_reg_2pg.pdf

14 – FBI Endorsement of SSBT as a Safe Bank: http://ipiw.com/_investments/ssbt/forrester/D_392_2_Forrester_safe_bank_5p.pdf

15 – SSBT License Revocation: http://ipiw.com/_investments/ssbt/ssbt_liquid/D_392_2_license_revoc_4p_web.pdf

16 – SSBT Liquidation Report Excerpt: http://ipiw.com/_investments/ssbt/ssbt_liquid/D_422_4_liquid_4p.pdf

17 – $10 million CD with Broker Dealer: http://ipiw.com/_investments/ssbt/ssbt_liquid/D_422_2_10_million_CD_1p.pdf

18 – Schipper Brings Plenty of Court Experience to County Bench: http://hastingsbanner.com/schipper-brings-plenty-of-court-experience-to-county-bench-p2757-87.htm

19 – JF-Investigations: http://www.jf-investigations.com/jerryforrester.htm

20 – Gerard M. Forrester retired FBI badge: http://www.jf-investigations.com/images/badge2.jpg

21 – 108th Congress Committee Report 1 of 50 – House Report 108-414 – Part 1 – EVERYTHING SECRET DEGENERATES: THE FBI’S USE OF MURDERERS AS INFORMANTS: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/?&sid=cp108TVz23&r_n=hr414v1.108&hd_count=50&item=1&&sel=TOC_967676&

22 – Jerry Forrester’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jerry-forrester/5/627/5b0

23 – LinkedIn Profile of Douglas S. Shipley, MSeD, former Acting Assistant Special Agent of the FBI: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/douglas-s-shipley-msed/13/bab/2b8

24 – Ronald Harrison, former Scotland Yard: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ronaldkharrison

25 – Anthony Velazquez, current Special Agent of the FBI in Miami: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-velazquez/3/287/28a

26 – Harvey Perkins, a Casino man: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/harvey-perkins/4/178/217

27 – Ex-FBI Agent: I ‘kidnapped’ Bahamian Back to Nassau: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-03-30/news/mh-fbi-agent-kidnapper-20110330_1_fbi-agent-bahamian-police-officer-private-investigator

28 – Ex-FBI Agent says he ‘kidnapped’, Deported Bahamian Fugitives: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/31/111311/ex-fbi-agent-says-he-kidnapped.html

29 – Did Ex-FBI Agent Kidnap Bahamians?: http://www.mainjustice.com/2011/03/31/did-ex-fbi-agent-kidnap-bahamians/

30 – The CBC’s Hired Liar: Investigator recruited to dig dirt on Nygard loved to brag about his dubious exploits: http://www.torontosun.com/news/winnipeg/2011/04/04/17864186.html

31 – New Admission FBI Endorsed Bank Where Investors’ Funds Were Lost: http://ipiw.com/tax_order.pdf

32 – Jan Wins in Tax Court-$936,626 Reduced to Zero: http://ipiw.com/tax_court.pdf

33 – Court Alleging that Janet Marcusse engaged in Prostitution: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/allegingprostitution.jpg

34 – A Fabricated Drug Trafficking Warrant on co-Defendant George Besser: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/bogusarrestwarrantagainstbesser.jpg

35 – Fabricating Bogus Ties to the Mob in Order to Search the House of Attorney Gurmail Sidhu: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/bogusraidonsidhu.jpg

36 – Alleged Assassination Plots on the Judges by Janet Marcusse: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/fakejudgedeathplot001.jpg and https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/fakejudgedeathplot002.jpg and https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/fakejudgedeathplot002a.jpg

37 – Government Invents Criminal History: http://ipiw.com/gov-invents.pdf

38 – PreSentence Investigative Report Showing Janet Marcusse has NO Criminal History: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/nocriminalrecord.jpg

39 – The Government Intimidating Witnesses: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/intimidatingwitnesses0011.jpg

40 – Taking Pictures of Witnesses as Another Form of Intimidation: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/chrisaffidavitonjansinjuries.jpg

41 – Judge Robert Holmes Bell Telling Exactly Why He Keeps Pictures of People in the Grand Rapids Press article: https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/intimidatingwitnesses0021.jpg and https://janetmarcusse.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/intimidatingwitnesses002a1.jpg