Wednesday, December 16, 2009



contact: Henry Berry -


Bridgeport, CT...The case Retirement Program et al v. Madoff, Bernard et al (CV-09-5011561-S) originally filed at the Bridgeport, Connecticut, Superior Court at 1061 Main Street has been moved to the Stamford Superior Court after defense attorneys for the Madoffs and other defendants had been notified of chronic, insoluble crime and corruption at the Bridgeport courthouse. The many defense attorneys from Fairfield and New Haven Counties and New York City were notified of this crime and corruption by Henry Berry, a freelance writer presently living in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport who has been exposing this for the past several years on the basis of first-hand experiences and citizen investigative journalism.

The catalyst for Berry's experiences of and ongoing exposures of the wide-ranging criminal activity and corruption in the private and public sectors of the Fairfield County legal system and other areas of the Connecticut legal system was the theft of roughly $6,000.00 of medical films of his meant for an operation on his neck from an auto injury by attorneys James T. Shearin and Timothy A. Bishop of the Bridgeport office of the Pullman and Comley law firm. Since the theft, Shearin has risen to become head of Pullman and Comley's litigation department. No longer with the firm, Bishop is now a principal in the Stratford law firm Bishop, Jackson, and Kelly.

Other individuals Berry has identified as abetting the attorneys Shearin and Bishop in the cover-up of the theft involving perjury, forgery, subornation of perjury, and other crimes are Bridgeport Superior Court judges William B. Rush, a former Pullman and Comley attorney, and L. Scott Melville, whom Berry has accused of taking a bribe from the Pullman and Comley law firm. Former Fairfield County State's Attorney Jonathan Benedict has also been named, specifically for involvement in a cover-up of an illegal wiretap on Berry's phone.

"It's really no wonder that such crime and corruption flourish in the Connecticut legal system," Berry says. "When I brought it up to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's attention some years ago, he wrote me back saying he wasn't interested in hearing about it, and besides he was helpless regarding it. Criminals and corrupt individuals and organizations throughout the Connecticut legal system have a free pass."

Berry has written a book titled HOW A $6,000.00 THEFT LED TO THE EXPOSURE OF CRIME AND CORRUPTION IN THE CONNECTICUT LEGAL SYSTEM. Links to its chapters are at his website Berry can be reached at PO Box 176, Southport, CT 06890; 203-332-7629 office/cell;


Thursday, February 26, 2009



by Henry Berry, CT resident

Connecticut Attorney General never saw a bandwagon he didn't like. In the past couple of years, he has come out against parolees sneaking into a house at night and killing the wife and daughters; teenagers being killed in car crashes; the pollution of Long Island Sound so it can no longer be used for recreation; consumers being bilked out of thousands of dollars by unscrupulous businesses; and recently, chimpanzees attacking house guests by ripping apart their faces and nearly killing them. Although he hasn't explicitly expressed it, one can assume that Blumenthal is also against fair young things being afflicted by the black death and puppy dogs playing in traffic.

One thing Blumenthal is not against, however, is flagrant, persistent criminal activity in the Fairfield County State's Attorney's office. After I wrote Blumenthal three or four times about past and spreading criminal activity by members of the Fairfield County State's Attorney's office and probably the Chief State's Attorney's office, I received a brief note from him in which he told me he didn't want to hear any more about the matter and he couldn't do anything about it.

Sorrrry Attorney General Blumenthal. I guess I was under the mistaken impression that you were the top legal official in the state of Connecticut. When I hear about the attorney generals of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California investigating reports of significant and scandalous corruption by officials in their states, I presumed you would want to know about such activities of officials and agents in the Connecticut legal system. Not long ago, New Jersey's attorney general investigated judges fixing parking tickets. But I guess not even constitutional violations such as an illegal wiretap and criminal activity normally associated with violent gangs such as threats and witness intimidation are enough to concern you.

The Connecticut attorney general Blumenthal runs his office more like a TV program. He appears on television with more frequency than Oprah. It's not unheard of him to appear two or three times during one evening news programs. He's practically got his own TV studio--it's known as WTNH-8, the state's major TV station.

You knew--those of us who regularly watch the evening news--that after the Stamford incident where a crazed pet chimpanzee nearly killed a visiting friend of its owner, Blumenthal was going to get the cameras rolling. And yes, there he was--on Channel 8, within a day of the attack railing against the manic the state a bad image...!...this is Connecticut, by god, not deepest Africa...who does that chimp think he is...!...there ought to be a law...

But maybe I'm being too critical of Blumethal. He's been in office for some time now. Maybe he knows something the rest of us don't. Maybe Richard Blumenthal knows there's a better chance of getting a chimpanzee out of control to be well-behaved than getting Connecticut state's attorneys to follow the law.

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