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Jaycee Dugard Accuses Government of Witness Tampering In Lawsuit Against Federal Officials

Thu, August 9, 2012 10:53am EDT by 1 Comment
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Jaycee, who was kidnapped and raped daily for 18 years, is accusing the government of witness tampering in her lawsuit against federal officials. She alleges that officials allowed Phillip Garrido to kidnap her. Read on for more details.

Jaycee Dugard is suing federal officials for failing to keep proper tabs on her kidnapper, Phillip Garrido, who was on parole during the time she was held captive. Now, Jaycee is saying the government tampered with a key witness, who would have been vital to her case.

Phillip and his wife Nancy Garrido snatched Jaycee in 1991 when she was just 11 years old, and held her captive in his California compound where she was raped daily for 18 years before she was finally discovered.

Jaycee has a lawsuit pending against federal agents for not meeting with Phillip as often as they should have, considering he was on parole after serving only 11 years of a 50-year sentence. He also used marijuana frequently, which officials failed to report.

She is now alleging that Department of Justice tampered with her case by contacting their sole expert witness.

Her attorney, Dale Kinsella, said his legal team spent more than 50 hours over the period three months working with Carol Getty, who was planning on testifying on Jaycee’s behalf, according to the Daily Mail. Carol was the chair of the U.S. Parole Commission from 1991 to 1992.

Dale claimed that government lawyers called Carol on Aug. 1 and told her not to testify as an expert witness because she served on the parole commission during part of the time in question. Later that day, Carol backed out of the case.

Jaycee’s lawyer insists that Carol would not have a conflict of interest, and that her being contacted by government officials was just to scare her away from testifying. He also says that the Department of Justice is planning on seeking judicial order barring Jaycee’s legal team from hiring any former government employees to serve as expert witnesses, which Dale insist is impossible since there are no other experts available.

The hearing for Jaycee’s cae against the government is scheduled for Sept. 10. Phillip is currently serving his 431-year jail sentence, while his wife Nancy is serving her 36-year sentence.

What do YOU think of the alleged witness tampering HollyMoms?

— Christina Stiehl

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