Trial Scheduled for 17 JUN 2019
San Diego, June 16, 2019 – Tomorrow at
noon we will begin jury selection in the case of the United States v. Edward R.
Gallagher. After weeks of delay due to serious government misconduct, SOC
Gallagher will finally have the opportunity to face his accusers at trial.
Over the course of the trial we will expose the false narrative spread by these accusers for what it is…a smear campaign full of lies. Our team will show that the truth is not only our client’s best defense, but most importantly, that the truth proves SOC Gallagher’s innocence.
Preparation for a criminal trial of this nature is time intensive both in and outside of the courtroom. In order to balance the needs of our client and the right of the public to be informed, a member of our defense team or a spokesperson will meet briefly with members of the media outside the courtroom at the end of each day to answer questions about the trial and its progression. SOC Gallagher’s family will be present intermittently during this time at their convenience.
For any additional media requests or inquiries on behalf of the Gallagher family or SOC Gallagher’s defense team, please contact Kelly Wilson, Counsel for Parlatore Law Group at Kelly.Wilson@parlatorelawgroup.com
UPDATE 1 Feb 2019 – Today, two different military judges DROPPED KEY CHARGES in Eddie’s case that the prosecution trumped up ~ CONFIRMING what we’ve said all along – this entire investigation is a farce AND a black eye on EVERYONE INVOLVED!
A reasonable judge ruled that reenlisting on the battlefield is NOT a ‘war crime’. ”It is honorable for a Navy SEAL to reenlist on the battlefield, the same battlefield where he was willing to sacrifice his own life to protect our nation,” Portier’s civilian defense attorney, Jeremiah J. Sullivan III”
Overzealous, corrupt navy lawyers have shown time and again they have NO IDEA what they’re doing and have OVERREACHED to take down a SEAL.
The prosecution has had to drop 4 total charges THUS far – proof they have SMEARED the name of a good man in pursuit of a false story line.
There are still absurd and baseless charges of killing a dying ISIS Terrorist, but this article affirms what we’ve repeatedly stated in that all these “claims” stem from 1-2 SO1’s who have CHILDISH complaints against Eddie simply because they didn’t like his LEADERSHIP and AGGRESSION on the battlefield – in other words, for doing his job as a SEAL – they conspired to take down an elite warrior.
The quotes from this article show it all – lies; inconsistencies; juvenile behavior. It’s a sham that NSW and NCIS even allowed this to happen. It is clear now more than EVER – they need to #FREEEDDIE NOW‼️
UPDATE 10 JAN 2019 – Today the Navy denied Special Operations Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher his motion to be released from pretrial confinement where he has been since his arrest during medical treatment on September 11, 2018 – Patriots Day.
The Government did not call a single witness and instead gave the judge well over 1500-pages to review, essentially the same tactic used at his initial hearing where the first unjust ruling to place him in confinement occurred.
We are disappointed, but not surprised. A broken system yields broken results. The legal burden to keep Eddie behind bars is incredibly low. The Government has refused to put a witness on the stand, and Eddie and his defense team have been denied the right to call any witnesses to the allegations. In other words, the government has placed a decorated warrior behind bars for four months while denying him the ability to face his accusers.
The court recognized Eddie’s record of excellent service as evidenced by the testimony of several senior, current and former SEAL Team members. The court also acknowledged Eddie’s strong support network of family, friends, and well-wishers. However, it was not enough when the complaining witnesses refused to be questioned by the defense and the Government refused to bring them to court.
At trial, scheduled for February 19, 2019, Eddie will finally have the Constitutional right to confront his accusers and he eagerly awaits the opportunity to clear his name and reunite with his wife and children.♥️
Eddie and his family are devastated by this process, but resolved. Eddie has fought for this country for two decades with valor, honor, and dignity. He will win this battle, clear his name, and demonstrate to the country why this system is in dire need of reform.