In July 2009, Phil Lauer, Esq. demanded a $10,000 legal fee and required the family of Terrell Scott to hire an investigator. Scott's family paid $3,000 to an investigator Lauer recommended who never did any investigations and made no investigative reports on this case. Lauer agreed in July 2009 to represent Scott, then did not enter a notice of appearance on Terrell Scott's case until January 12, 2011, per the criminal docket report. Nevertheless, Lauer had Terrell Scott to sign a waiver to speedy trial in August 2010. On June 2, 2011, Phil Lauer withdrew as Terrell Scott's counsel and filed his withdrawal with the court. Terrell Scott was deemed pro se litigant on the court docket as of June 15, 2011. Subsequently, Lauer apparently filed documents with the court as though Terrell Scott filed them as a pro se litigant. See Terrell Scott's court docket at this url https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7OOCl9xjk33R0Nkb2FnbGF3bFE/edit?usp=sharing
Since incarceration, Scott lost his hearing in one ear and his eyesight in one eye during beatings by inmates. Child molestation is a horrendous charge that led to Scott's brutal treatment behind bars. He has been raped. He tried to commit suicide after an HIV-infected inmate spat in his eye. Scott also had to clean HIV-infected blood and urine off his cell floor from his cellmate's overfilled colostomy bag. When Scott's family turned to Lauer for help, his response was, "Nobody said prison is a picnic." He did nothing to enhance security for Scott. Scott's family did not know Lauer was not even Scott's attorney on the record. They found out about that fraud this week.
On January 31, 2014, Lauer plans to walk into court and file a plea deal that he finally managed to coerce from Terrell Scott. A mentally ill man who was held hostage by the State of Pennsylvania for nearly five years, brutally beaten and raped, exposed to HIV, and tortured in solitary confinement periodically has finally capitulated and admitted guilt for crimes that never even happened. If such torture continues to reap such favorable rewards, innocent people held on false criminal charges may be waterboarded next. Congratulations, prison investors.
Terrell Scott's court docket now shows court scheduled for February 3, 2014. As usual, that is not true. Court in this case is scheduled to convene on January 31, 2014.
How many more people in Pennsylvania and throughout America are being held in indefinite detention with their Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights denied? Philistines, scribes and Pharisees have no morals whatsoever. They continue to sell this country out and take unfair advantage of Americans, beginning with minorities and poor people of every race. When will Americans lay aside racial prejudice and stop believing lies they are fed by the government-controlled media? When will Americans protect children, the disabled, and elderly people in our villages? When will Americans resist oppression?
3) Call Philip D. Lauer, Esq. and ask if he increased his malpractice insurance coverage in view of his documented misconduct throughout the Scott case. Phone: (610) 258-5329 | Fax: 610-258-0155
Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)
Dog Justice for Mentally Ill