Monday, November 30, 2009

November 28, 2006

The Honorable Alberto R.Gonzales

United States Attorney General

U. S. Department of Justice

9500 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, D.C. 20530

The Honorable John Paul Stevens

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Public Information Officer

Supreme Court of the United States

Washington, D.C. 20543

Senator Patrick J. Leahy

Chairman-elect Senate Judiciary Committee

433 Russell Senate Office Building

United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510

Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

Chairman – House Judiciary Committee

2426 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515



Please forgive me for taking your valuable time in my petition to you as a law-abiding, tax-paying former United Airlines Captain who has landed in a most difficult legal and political quandary. I desperately need your guidance and assistance.

As we all know, the U.S. airline industry appears to be just now financially recovering from the devastating effects of 9/11 that was further exacerbated by outrageously high jet fuel and “give away” airline ticket prices. Additionally, only $1.3-billion of the federally-guaranteed loans authorized by the $10-billion dollar Airline Transportation Stabilization Board (ATSB) loan program was let, in part, because applications filed by air carriers failed to include a provision for the distress-termination of defined-benefit pension plans. This abhorrent act of “legal extortion” enabled United Airlines to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2002. The other major air carriers soon followed suit.

I have exhausted many legal and political avenues over the past several years in my personal attempt to bring to light possible white-collar criminal activity surrounding what appears to be the recovery of the airline industry on the financial backs of their employees while concurrently divesting these corporations of huge defined-benefit pension obligations. I shouldn’t have had to do this; I’ve come up against a huge legal and political wall that is insulated by the Patriot Act. My attempt to scale that wall will sadly remove my Right of Habeas Corpus as provided by the United States Constitution. I believe I can go no further in this process; it is herein that I beg for assistance.

There are individuals, agencies, and organization that feel they possess incriminating evidence of white-collar criminal activity that implicates the federal judiciary. I hope that you are able to negate the following assertions made to me by credible witnesses regarding existing law involving the indictment and possible impeachment of a member of the federal judiciary.

It has been alleged that last year when the GOP-controlled Congress failed to pass legislation denying any citizen of the right to file federal charges against any federal judge for any reason whatsoever, certain Supreme Court Justices petitioned the good office of the President of the United States for an Executive Order (which was granted and signed in proxy by Karl Rove), that stripped anyone (including honest U.S. citizens) of their Habeas Corpus rights for attempting to do so. Is this so? Please tell me that this is not true. The implication smacks of an unbridled, unchecked federal judiciary that cannot be indicted or impeached on any grounds. We are thus on the brink of degeneration into a fascist plutocracy vice a democratic republic all under the deceitful guise of national security interests.

I have attached correspondence that outlines my current dilemma for your review. I personally do not possess evidence of judicial corruption in the case of the United Airlines bankruptcy; there are others who do but are precluded from litigating due to constraints imposed by the Executive Order. The judicial system is broke. I was an airline pilot so I can guarantee you that I am clueless as to how to restore some semblance of U.S. government that citizens once, perhaps delusionally, imagined existed to represent the interest of its’ citizens. I am seeking neither reputation nor remuneration, only truth and justice; I shouldn’t even have to take your time to write you.

Tragically, in light of these facts, I feel that I can no longer place my faith and trust in the federal judiciary to seek the truth and serve justice on white-collar criminal activity surrounding airline bankruptcies. I am a patriot exercising my freedom of speech and right to representation while demanding a fair and impartial justice system. The only legal and political recourse in these matters would be the referral of possible criminal issues to a House investigation hopefully leading to a full Senate hearing. I have personally petitioned Congressmen and Senators as is evidenced in the enclosed correspondence.

Restore our faith in the federal government and the federal judiciary. Drain the swamp; rid our federal government of the culture of corruption. I am very sad that I even had to write this letter. I shouldn’t have had to. Don’t you agree, gentlemen?

Thank you for your time. I will patiently await your response.

Very Respectfully,

Dan Hanley

Encl: Letter dated April 6, 2006 to DOJ, DOT, and DHS

Letter dated April 12, 2006 to Congressman Henry Waxman

Letter dated November 18, 2006 to Senators Reid, Durbin, and Obama

Letter dated November 20, 2006 to District Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald

Letter dated November 26, 2006 to Senator Carl Levin

Cc: Senator Harry Reid

Senator Carl Levin

Senator Richard Durbin

Senator Barak Obama

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Congressman Henry Waxman

Congressman George Miller

Congressman Jerry Costello

U.S. District Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald

Glenn Tilton, CEO United Airlines

Jack Brace, CFO United Airlines

Paul Lovejoy, General Counsel United Airlines

Captain Mark Bathurst, Chairman, United ALPA MEC

Robert Nichols, Attorney, United ALPA MEC

Dr. Donald Hudson, ALPA National Aeromedical Consultant