Scrooge Chadwick Wants Out of Jail
“I recognize the limitations on your ability to become involved in a state proceeding,” he writes. “As an opinion leader by virtue of your office, however, I ask for your assistance to compel a public focus on a confinement that should be abhorrent to fundamental notions of fairness. Pennsylvania should not confine its citizen indefinitely without trial and criminal process.”
Chadwick, 72, could go down as the most stubborn man in American history.
For 14 years, the defrocked attorney has brazenly lied to judge after judge concerning the whereabouts of millions of dollars he shuffled off shore to prevent his estranged second wife from getting any in their divorce settlement. He has set an American record for civil contempt and continues to set a new one every day.
Some years ago, a former Chadwick attorney once tried to convince me his client was mentally ill. After all, who would stay in prison so long over money if not a crazy man?
There is a difference between being crazy and having a narcissistic personality disorder. Chadwick never seemed crazy to me. Just stubborn in the extreme.
Still, I think Chadwick would have done much better to appeal to Santa Claus or one of his elves than to Sestak, in so far at it might have caused an opinion leader, or judge, to think the poor man had gone stir crazy.
He comes up again today for his annual review for a Christmas furlough. As has been pointed out many times before, Chadwick has the key to his own jail cell in his hands but he prefers to defiantly lie to the court.