According to a Facebook video released yesterday by Neelu Berry, John Paterson’s contempt of court hearing ended in a guilty judgment, and resulted in a 21-day prison sentence, suspended for one year, as well as a £19,000 fine.
Paterson appeared surprisingly jaunty, given this outcome. He was apparently so relieved not to have been immediately carted off to prison that he interpreted the conviction, suspended sentence, and fine as a “win”.
Paterson: Just come out of the Royal Courts of Injustice…I told them everything. I managed to cross-examine DC Grimwood, who was good enough to bring my laptop….so Andy Grimwood, he brought my laptop back, he brought my laptop back, and video camera, but he said they were going to destroy the sim card. I said if you destroy that sim card, you’re perverting the course of justice. So I was given a 21-day imprisonment, which is fair enough, I can handle that, and it was um…it was um…what d’you call it?
Neelu: Suspended, yeah.
Paterson: Suspended, for 12 months. I was given a £19,000 fine, which I won’t pay, I still owe them 2000 quid from four years ago. I don’t pay it, because I’m innocent. So it’s been a good day, and I’m over the moon. I asked for a sealed order, because I’m going to appeal the sentence. And um…I’m lost for words. So thanks, Neelu, and back to Neelu.
Neelu: Okay, I wasn’t going to say anything tonight, but when I walked into Court 16, the two judges were there, were doing all the talking, and that’s always a bad sign, when what the CPS are meant to do, the judge is doing, they’re doing the prosecution, so that’s it really, anything else you can think of, John?
Paterson: Yeah, I would just like to say thanks again and God bless, to all my beautiful friends on the alternative media, where the real news is, thank you for sticking with it. Because I told you at the beginning, we were going to win, and we’ve won. God bless you all.
Neelu: So the 21 days suspended for one year is going to be appealed, we’re going to appeal that within the next couple of days. Even though we don’t get the order, we’ll still appeal, pending the receipt of the order. because the grounds of the appeal—
Paterson: Oh! Oh! One other thing. There was a reporter from Lloyds, yes, Lloyds. She asked me a few questions, this is before the hearing started, she said what’s it about? I said it’s about fraud, theft, and money laundering. Just then Edward came up, and he’s given her a thick bundle. Now that’s a Lloyds reporter. That’s a big deal. Okay? God bless.
Neelu: And the reporters were here for the Jack Shepherd case, the other reporters, apparently they were…
Paterson: Oh, they even brought up Norman Scarth. They brought up Norman Scarth, you see, my case is an unusual case, because I had mitigating circumstances. d’you understand? Now, it was contempt of court for using a recording device. I pointed out to the judge that Charlotte Wright from the BBC was also using a recording device, so I expect to see her in court as well, for contempt of court. That’s not going to happen. Because the BBC is the enemy within. End of story.
Neelu: Right, okay, so, today is Thursday the 13th of June 2019, we’ve had this Attorney General committal hearing for John Paterson which has ended in a 21-day suspended sentence over 12 months. Which we appealed.
Paterson: And I’ll tell you what, they didn’t like to see this dangling from my chest (pulls out a HUGE cross) Hahahaha the judge couldn’t take his eyes off it.
Neelu: The public gallery was full, wasn’t it?
Paterson: It was fully, yeah, all my mates were there. [Even the dreaded Sarf London gangsters?—Ed.]
Neelu: Okay, we’ll say bye for now then.
Paterson: God bless you all, everyone, God bless.
Neelu: Any messages for Andy Devine?
Paterson: Yeah, Andy Devine, keep on harrowing them, Andy, because without you, my friend most of the population wouldn’t know about this. We’ll do an update. We’ll arrange an update. Just rally the troops, I’ve got a lot more to tell you.
Neelu: And John Smith, John Smith is in there today, do you know anything about it?
Paterson: I’ve heard…I’m not too familiar with it because I’ve been so busy sorting this stuff out. But I’ve heard good things about John Smith and common law?
Neelu: Yeah, they’re in there, I think they’re in the Appeal Court, entering judge to do something, you know, application for appeal or something. All right then, see you later, bye.
If Paterson’s claim that he has a four-year-old debt to the courts of £2,000 is correct, it’s not too surprising that he thinks he will be able to simply refuse to pay the £19,000 fine assessed yesterday. Whether the court will overlook this refusal remains to be seen, however.
Meanwhile, he and Neelu seem quite…jaunty about the whole thing, despite the fact that the court found against Paterson. Presumably they intend to continue tying the system up with appeals, whether these have any merit or not; after all, it’s worked for them in the past (more or less), and both have so far managed to avoid any significant prison time.