Court records show that Attorney Mark Geragos has joined the legal team representing A Just Cause in its lawsuit against federal court reporter Darlene M. Martinez in Denver, Colorado (Docket No. 12, Filed September 5, 2013, Notice of Entry of Appearance by Mark Geragos On Behalf Of A Just Cause, USDC Colorado). Attorney Cornell Johnson (Denver, CO) has led the case since July 2013 and will be joined by Mark Geragos. The team also includes Robert Kalunian and Tina Glandian of Geragos & Geragos (Los Angeles, CA).
The IRP6 case concerns an African-American company (IRP Solutions Corporation) in Colorado that developed the Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC) criminal investigations software for federal, state and local law enforcement. The IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A. Stewart, David A. Zirpolo and David A. Banks) were convicted in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. The defense argues that key elements of the court transcript, which are key to the appeal, are missing.
“From what I have seen of Mr. Geragos, he is a highly-skilled, principled, plain-spoken defense attorney that has the courage to voice indignation against injustice and is not bridled by the reins of political expediency”, says David Banks, COO, IRP Solutions (IRP6). “He will serve A Just Cause well in their quest for answers regarding the improprieties surrounding the missing transcript”, adds Banks.
Lawyers for A Just Cause filed suit on July 31, 2013 in District Court for the 2nd Judicial District, Denver County, Denver, Colorado against federal court reporter Darlene M. Martinez for breach of contract claiming that on or about September 10, 2011, Darlene Martinez entered into a contract with A Just Cause to provide stenography services for the entire trial proceedings of IRP Solutions/IRP6. (District Court, 2nd Judicial District, Denver County, Case 2013CV033380, Div 409, Filing ID 6EEE4CA4A567C, Doc ID 8B0EE416E3F64, Filed July 31, 2013, Accepted August 1, 2013 and United States v. Banks, et al., case number 09CR266).
For more information about the story of the IRP6 or for copies of the legal filings go to http://www.freetheirp6.org. Appellate Court panel includes the Honorable Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock, Honorable Judge Harris L. Hartz, and Honorable Judge Jerome A. Holmes