I just saw this letter written by Maddox on his Facebook page:
NYS Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
Re: Matter of Alton Maddox – “Indefinitely Suspended Attorney”
Your records should reflect that I am either fully-licensed to practice law in New York or that I am an “indefinitely suspended attorney.” I was indefinitely suspended from the practice of law on May 21, 1990. I was definitely suspended from the practice of law, for five years, on August 1, 1994 after the only public hearing was held for an attorney in New York history. I demanded it.
After I unsuccessfully sought reinstatement to practice law, I filed a federal civil rights complaint styled Maddox v. Prudenti et. al. Index No. 5444 (U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y. 2004). New York had done a “bait and switch.” I had to apply as “disbarred attorney” and I had to apologize, inter alia, to Steven Pagones who had raped Tawana Brawley. I will never apologize to Pagones for his raping a fifteen-year-old child.
Pagones had initiated a defamation lawsuit styled Pagones v. Maddox et. al, Index No. 4595 (Sup. Ct., Dutchess Co., 1988). New York appointed Justice S. Barrett Hickman to hear the case even though the voters of Putnam County had elected him to the bench and not the voters of Dutchess County.
Another “bait and switch” occurred. The defamation lawsuit would be prosecuted as “seditious libel.” Naked hearsay, under Beech Aircraft v. Rainey, 488 U.S. 153 (1988) in derogation of New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), would be used to sustain Pagones’ burden of proof.
Despite this unlawful assistance, the petit jury , nonetheless, found against Pagones. The jury’s message to me was to continue telling the truth. New York continues to retaliate against me for “speaking truth to power.” The Washington Post described me as “Mr. Civil Rights in the Courtroom.” Civil rights are not permitted for blacks in New York.
While A. Gail Prudenti was Chief Justice of the Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department, she allowed or encouraged her attorney to file a false declaration in Brooklyn Federal Court stating that I had been disbarred from the practice of law in New York. This false declaration negatively affected the outcome of my civil rights action. Ms. Prudenti was promoted to head the Office of Court Administration.
The Office of Court Administration should confront Administrative Judge Prudenti with this false declaration, penned by Assistant NYS Attorney General Charles Sanders, in Maddox v. Prudenti et. al. Index No. 5444 (U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y. 2004). Upon information and belief, Ms. Prudenti is also, now, a law professor at Hofstra University in Nassau County, NY.
Very truly yours,
Alton H. Maddox, Jr.