Deposition in Francis Shivers restraining order abuse case sheds light on Threat Management Unit

When I decided to start a blog, last week, I did so with the desire to talk of some of the corruption I witnessed as  a court insider who had seen and heard enough.  Little did I know that I’d uncover a Pandora’s box.
A recent tip given me by a litigant (unrelated to my work,) really intrigued me. This individual sent me a link to a deposition and I read it with some interest. It is a deposition of an LAPD Detective by the name Jose Viramontes. Detective Viramontes works as a detective for the world famous Threat Management Unit, or TMU.

  I had often heard rumors of this unit. Yet, the rumors became persistent enough to inspire my interest only recently. There were rumors of this unit misappropriating tax payer monies and federal funding, as a means to keep their cushy positions as “defenders to the stars.”   Discussion of them railroading “nobodies,” seemed too farfetched. There was talk of pay offs and perks. I simply couldn’t believe it.  When I heard that Detective Martha Defoe had not only retired at the age of forty four, but that her husband, Scott Defoe, had worked regularly for CBS as an actor I began looking into this unit.

Sadly, it appears that the rumors of this Unit’s highly questionable approach to law enforcement are well founded. By all indications, the LAPD’s Threat Management has functioned as the law enforcement arm of Martin Singer’s growing empire.  I am guessing that after Anthony Pellicano was sent to federal prison, celebrities, and their lawyers, had to look elsewhere to close such high stakes deals.
Please refer to my last post for some perspective on Martin Singer and his lawfirm, Lavely and Singer. In other words, Viramontes, Martha Defoe, and a  Jim Gregozek. are working under the guise of public servants.

However, the reality is that they are not acting as public servants at all. Rather, these sworn officers are working to assure that Mr. Singer is able to sell his 800 dollar an hour services to desperate and very well compensated celebrities. I have information that convinces me that other TMU detectives are involved, as are Detectives from the Hollywood Division, but I’ll save that until more evidence is presented me.

When such celebrities fear that their reputation is worth millions, and that the multi millions are at risk, it isn’t hard to imagine that a few hundred thousand dollars in retainer fees is a wise investment when trying to insure their brand.  Enter Martin Singer and those of similar dispositions.
 Clearly, this occurred with the super wealthy actress Pauley Perrette.  And, as history has shown, her investment in one of the top entertainment lawyers(Ronald Lisk) was a wise one. She is thriving with even concrete proof of perjury made available to the public record.

Do read this depo. It is both frightening and enlightening. It appears that the LAPD’s Consent Decree needs to be re-evaluated.

Marty Singer and the Pelican. Anthony Pellicanno lives on through Randy Mehringer and Marty Singer of famed Lavely and Singer

If observers of the Los Angeles legal system think that a fifteen year prison sentence put P.I. to the stars, Anthony Pellicano, behind bars, and out of commission — they better think twice.
It appears that Martin Singer’s impressive win rate is not being affected by Pellicanno’s  fifteen year federal prison sentence. Mr. Singer appears to win nearly every single case he is hired for. It doesn’t hurt that Judge Michael Johnson often presides when big celebrity names are present, and that adversarial parties risk loss of privacy and death threats if they have to wrangle with Marty and Tony. Recent tips have led me to believe that even more serious dirty tactics are being used in order to ensure Lavely and Singer’s reign over LA law continues.

And, Tony P, knows how to send a message in style. No one is going to put the Pelican out to pasture.
When Tiffany Tendra didn’t want her reputation tarnished by a documentary entitled, ” Go Go Girl,”  she hired the top guns at this Century City law firm.  The brains behind this “boutique” operation belong to attorney, Martin Singer.
Mr. Singer represents big named stars such as Arnold Shwartzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Tiger Woods, Demi Moore, and Kimberly Kardashian of Kardashian family fame. That is but a small sample of the clients that attorneys for the firm have represented throughout the years.

Mr. Singer is now charging 800 dollars PER HOUR. For that kind of cash, you better believe you’ll get service. If service entails getting bad cops on board– so be it. As Charlie Sheen(another satisified Marty Singer client,) recently made clear… WINNING is everything.
Shortly after Tendra was able to hire  these legal eagles, two disgraced LAPD applicants  Randy Mehringer, and Mark Buchanan of  Los Angeles’s Solution group LLC  had a GPS device inserted on the bottom of filmmaker Sue May’s car.  Ms. May’s elderly mother also was stalked and harassed.
“Randy” was written on the device to leave no doubt that Randy Mehringer was the engineer of this particular operation. But, not the General. The GPS device was placed in a Pelican container.  A chilling nod from Singer and the Pelican that just because A.P is behind bars, doesn’t mean he isn’t there to protect the stars.

As evidenced by Marty’s ability to buy off  bad cops, Mark Arneson, and members of the LAPD’s Threat Management Unit L.A Justice can be bought if you have 800 dollars an hour to spare.  The rewards are high and the risks small. Only Arneson has been held to task, as of this date.
 Another win for Marty and the Pelican. Another loss for due process and such.