Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin has been in court for the past few years seeking to have some of his Speedway Bombing convictions over turned. Kimberlin case is based on asking for a writ of coram nobis to allow review of “errors” made during his trials. The TKPOTD for nine years ago today published a synopsis of his rap sheet.

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Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt keeps referring to Brett Kimberlin’s “alleged” crimes. Here’s the list of federal crimes of which Brett Kimberlin has been convicted, some on multiple counts.

Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana
Intent to Distribute Marijuana.
Possession and Illegal use of Department of Defense Insignia
Illegal use of the Seal of the President of the United States
Impersonation of a Federal Officer.
Receipt of explosives by a convicted felon
Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device
Unlawful Manufacturing of a Destructive Device
Malicious Damage by Means of Explosives
Malicious Damage by Means of Explosives Involving Personal Injury.

The aggregate sentence for all of those charges (except the earlier perjury rap) was over 51 years. Kimberlin was paroled, had his parole revoked, and paroled a second time in 2001. In 2006 he was released from supervision by the Parole Commission. His sentence will finally expire in 2030.

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Because there is a difference in how different courts of appeals treat the writ of coram nobis, it’s possible the Supreme Court might take the case in order to clarify the law. However …

Even if the Supreme Court were to grant Kimberlin’s petition for a writ of certiorari and were to decide in his favor and order the case reopened, and even if the lower courts wound up granting Kimberlin the relief he is seeking, he will still be a convicted felon, and none of his rights will be restored.

His perjury conviction will still stand.

He pleaded guilty to the drug charges, so they will still stand.

The convictions relating to his arrest for attempting to have false federal IDs printed will still stand.

Stay tuned.

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