Before he tried and failed at suing me, Brett Kimberlin tried and failed to have me charged with several crimes. The TKPOTD from seven years ago today describes what happened to those bogus charges.
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The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The Dread Pedo Kimberlin over this summer may remember that in late July he filed bogus harassment charges against Aaron Walker and me apparently for publishing true information about him and for attending open court proceedings where he was a party.
In my case, the charges were facially false because they covered a time period before I had anything to do with Brett Kimberlin.
Normally, when charges are filed and a District Court Commissioner finds there is probable cause, a summons or warrant is issued. The online court records showed that a summons was issued in my case, but I was never served. A trip to the Commissioner’s Office in Rockville revealed there was some sort of hold placed on the case and that the Application for Statement of Charges was not available. A later trip to the District Court Clerk’s Office revealed that the paperwork was at the State’s Attorney’s Office with a note on the file that the charge would be nolle prossed. The charge was dropped, and the records have been expunged. I won’t be able to find out exactly what TDPK claimed I did with the records expunged.
That’s good news and it’s bad news. The good news is there is now nothing on my record.
The bad news is that because there’s nothing on my record, I probably don’t have standing for a civil suit.
And there may be some other good news. It looks as if the justice system in Montgomery County has figured out who they’re dealing with when Brett Kimberlin tries to file charges, a serial liar who can’t lawfully testify in a Maryland court to any accusation he makes.
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The State’s Attorney’s Office may have thought that they were doing me a favor by having the charges expunged, but they were wrong. I had to go to court to get the record unsealed so that I could sue Kimberlin for malicious prosecution. I would have let the matter lie, but the Kimberlins filed a second set of false charges against me in 2015, so I decided that some pushback was in order.