|Contact Jesse Jerome Dean, Jr.|
|Jesse J. Dean, Jr.
Federal Correctional Institution McRae
P.O. Drawer 30
112 Jim Hammock Drive
McRae, GA 31055
|DOB: March 21, 1962
(in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas)
|Jesse Jerome Dean's case data|
|State and County||USA, Southern District of Florida|
|Crime||Conspiracy to Import, Importation, Possession, Distribution of 908 Kilograms of Cocaine; Use of a Communication Facility|
|Date of Crime||September 18, 1994|
|Date of Arrest||1995|
|Date of Conviction||February 6, 1997|
|Sentence||360 months (30 years), 5 years of supervised release, deportation from USA|
|Age at the Date of Crime||32|
|Contributing Factors||False Accusation, Perjury, Official Misconduct|
|Did DNA evidence contribute to the conviction?||No|
|Is there DNA evidence to test?||No|
In 1991, I, Jesse Jerome Dean, Jr., a citizen and resident of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, volunteered to become a confidential informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Nassau, Bahamas. I was a Senior Radar Controller at the Nassau International Airport. I was instrumental in the seizures of several large shipments of drugs, for which I was paid by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).
I soon became acquainted with the owners and operators of a seafood company in South Florida, two brothers, one of whom was a drug-trafficker. As a confidential informant, I sought to but was never able to cause a seizure with his organization, which I was to later learn was a tightly knitted family enterprise. When I eventually learnt that he and several family members had gotten arrested, my efforts came to a stand-still. I then told Agent Shelton that I did not know of any other drug traffickers and I dedicated my free time to solely searching for venture capital. I eventually secured US3$ MILLION from “Bancor of Asia/Asian Bancor”, in Manila, the Philippines, for “Daybreak Enterprises”, my start-up, commercial crawfishing business.
In 1995, I was suddenly arrested by agents of the DEA and FBI in Florida, as I visited with my girlfriend, son and niece. I was shocked beyond belief! To my amazement, I had been indicted along with eighteen others, in a conspiracy that imported 908 kilograms of cocaine into Fort Lauderdale via Belize! Unbelievable!
During twenty months awaiting trial, I repeatedly rejected “plea bargains” that began at 30 years, then 12 years, then 6 years, finally to a proposed dismissal of the indictment if I pled guilty to using a telephone illegally, which carried a maximum of 48 months.
I alone went to trial, was convicted and sentenced to 30 years! Everyone else pleaded guilty and received lesser sentences. I vigorously professed my innocence then and continuously throughout the next ten years, to now. How could I possibly be charged and convicted for something I knew absolutely nothing about? I was a confidential informant for the DEA! A terrible mistake must have been made!
My “trial” was a complete “rail-road”! The leader of the conspiracy (the drug-trafficker at the seafood company) “testified” (in order to reduce his 30-year sentence and free his wife) that I was his partner from 1987! No matter that when he was arrested, his statements, comprising 33 names, made no mention of me whatsoever! His brother, who was only charged with money-laundering, gave statements which made no mention of any drug-trafficking activities on my behalf. A DEA Special Agent “testified” that I was given instructions which I vigorously denied, whereupon the government magically produced a document, allegedly signed by me, that I had never seen in my life, nor since “trial”!
My defense was known as “entrapment by estoppel, innocent intent or public authority”. Simply put, as a confidential informant, I was authorized to engage in activities which would otherwise be criminal; exactly what I had always done!
To my surprise, I learnt at trial that I had allegedly been “deactivated” but not informed – a gross violation of the Department of Justice’s own “Guidelines Regarding the Use of Confidential Informants”.
To add insult to injury, in 2002, five years after my “trial”, I learnt for the first time that the government had supressed information which further exonerated me: I had been previously cleared by a joint U.S./Bahamian investigation; I had been misidentified with one “Jesse L. Dean” of Belleville, Illinois, and the mysterious document that had been used against me at “trial”, suddenly did not exist! How convenient!
I presented these newly-discovered documents to Judge Hurley and after initially denying it, he granted my Motion for Reconsideration and referred my claims of fraud upon the court to Magistrate White. Six months later, my case was quietly closed again.
Despite these very detailed showings of both my actual and legal innocence and the fraud that was perpetrated upon me and the court, I remain imprisoned; each and every court that has reviewed my claims has denied me relief, ignoring their own laws, the facts and the truth! Since 1999, I have been representing myself most of the time.
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Transcript of Motion Prior to Trial Before The Honorable Daniel T.K. Hurley (pdf, 8 pages)
Docket No: 94-506-Cr-HURLEY
West Palm Beach, Florida
January 27, 1997
Immediately before trial the government still wanted to dismiss my case.
Transcript of Cross-Examination of Agent Kevin Stephens (pdf, 2 pages)
Special Agent Kevin Stephens, the agent in charge of “Operation Vestrac”, testified that I had nothing to do with the drugs for which I was convicted.
Transcript of Miguel Perez Testimony (pdf, 2 pages)
The Government’s star witness, Luis Miguel Perez, testified that I had nothing do with these drugs.
Deactivation Report (pdf)
April 28, 1994
Excerpt of the Trial Transcripts (pdf)
Mr. David H. Shelton’s and Mr. Jesse J. Dean, Jr.’s Testimonies
February 4, 1997
Jesse Dean: “My trial transcripts are 547 pages long. The “Motion for Judgment of Acquittal” is an excellent account of the legal charade which led to my wrongful conviction.
Defendant’s Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Judgment of Acquittal, or, in the Alternative, a New Trial (pdf, 35 pages)
“Jailed DEA Spy Claims Entrapment” (article, pdf)
by Tosheena Robinson-Blair, Bahama Journal Staff Reporter
Debriefing of Miguel Perez and Discussion of Plea Agreement on March 24, 1995 (pdf, 5 pages)
This was taken almost two years before my “trial”. It makes no mention of me or the Bahamas. It was “Exhibit A” in my 2255 but simply ignored.
“FBI Rules For Informants” (pdf, 1 page)
Newsweek May 13, 2002
Response to FOIA Request (pdf, 6 pages)
February 5, 2002
Response To Complaint To DEA (pdf, 2 pages)
May 4, 2004
- Office of the Prime Minister, Nassau, The Bahamas, January 28th, 1999
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, February 26th, 2002
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nassau, The Bahamas, May 8th, 2002
- Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, October 22nd, 2002
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, June 13th, 2003
- Office of the Prime Minister, Nassau, The Bahamas, June 3rd, 2004
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, August 16th, 2004
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, April 18, 2005
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, May 20th, 2005
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, June 21st, 2005
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, September 8th, 2005
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, January 23rd, 2006
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, June 30th, 2006
- Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, September 20th, 2006
- United States House of Representatives, Congressional Inquiry Form
- Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, September 28th, 2006
- Consulate General, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, October 15, 2007
- Bahamas Consulate General, Miami, Florida, October 25, 2007
- Bahamas Consulate General, Miami, Florida, November 14, 2007
- Jesse Dean’s “Renewed Request for Diplomatic Intervention,” March 8, 2012
- Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Washington, D.C., June 8, 2012
Request For Certificate Of Appealability (pdf, 33 pages)
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Letter from the Texas Innocence Network (pdf, 1 page)
June 25, 2012
Application for Leave to File a Second or Successive 2255 Motion (pdf, 8 pages)
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
June 28, 2012
Jesse Dean: “My application comprises a total of 67 pages but I believe that these are sufficient to make my point.”
Letter from the Clemency Project 2014 (pdf, 1 page)
received on April 7, 2015
Memorandum Opinion and Order (pdf, 6 pages)
filed on April 10, 2015
in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
“Upon consideration of the parties’ submissions and the record, the Court grants in part and denies in part Plaintiff’s motion and denies Defendant’s motion for the reasons explained below.”
“…In other words, he [Jesse Dean] contends that, because the Department of Justice during his prosecution publicly acknowledged the existence of the DEA Form 473, the DEA’s Glomar response was improper. The court agrees.”
Among others, the court orders that the DEA “shall search for the requested DEA Form 473 and, by May 8, 2015, either disclose the DEA Form 473 to Plaintiff [Jesse Dean] or assert that the record is exempt from disclosure by filing a dispositive motion.”
Jesse Dean’s Letter to the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (pdf, 1 page)
dated April 28, 2015
“The supporting commentaries enclosed, the many horror stories that I have sent you, these stunning FBI admissions and other unflattering denunciations, should all compel you and your colleagues to conclude that no other Bahamian citizen or resident will be extradited to the United States. The grant of any extradition will make you complicit in the nefarious business of modern-day slavery, otherwise known as the American prison industrial complex.”
Declaration of Jeffrey Green, DEA Special Agent (pdf, 4 pages)
Confidential Source Unit Chief, Washington, D.C.
filed on April 30, 2015
in the United States District Court, District of Columbia
Civil Action No. 14-715-CKK
Letters from the Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the U.S. Department of Justice (pdf, 3 pages)
RE: concerns of all Bahamian citizens incarcerated at McRae Correctional Facility
May and August of 2015
Motion for Court to Take Judicial Notice (pdf, 3 pages)
Civil Action No: 14-00715 (APM)
submitted on October 4, 2015
to the United States District Court, District of Columbia
Jesse Dean: “All of the evidence of my innocence is on file with the court at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov, case number 00-2145-CIV-HURLEY.
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Jesse Dean: “I DID NOT KNOW THAT I HAD BEEN “DEACTIVATED”!! I did not learn until TRIAL that I had been deactivated! DEA Special Agent David H. Shelton ADMITTED at trial that he KNEW that I DID NOT KNOW that I had been deactivated! All of this is against Department of Justice Guidelines which REQUIRE, among many other things, that I be advised of my deactivation, informed of the “cause” and this deactivation be properly documented! Special Agents have ROUTINELY ignored these GUIDELINES so much so that only last September [September 2005], the Office of the Inspector General released a 300+page study about this same problem. The OIG [Office of the Inspector General] found that in 87% of the informant files they studied, Special Agents committed what has been called “COMPLIANCE ERRORS”. How can you employ someone, pay them for their services and then terminate them but NOT ADVISE them of their termination? Then, to add insult to injury, you ARREST THEM, CHARGE, CONVICT AND SEND THEM TO PRISON FOR WHAT THEY WERE BEING PAID TO DO?? I HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THE CRIME FOR WHICH I HAVE BEEN CONVICTED! So, I am BOTH ACTUALLY AND LEGALLY INNOCENT! Regards, JD”
Jesse Dean: “I suggest you visit
http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/0509/final.pdf (pdf, 314 pages)
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General, September 2005
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Compliance with the Attorney General’s Investigative Guidelines
…and read “The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Compliance with the Attorney General’s Investigative Guidelines”, released in September of 2005. Pay careful attention to the sections on “INSTRUCTIONS” [page 79] and “DEACTIVATION” [Deactivation of Confidential Informants, page 88]. You will find it most informative and that it supports my 11-year-old claims. Regards, JD.”
Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section
Drug Enforcement Administration
Clemency Project 2014
“Clemency Project 2014 – a working group composed of lawyers and advocates including the Federal Defenders, the American Civil Liberties Union, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as individuals active within those organizations – launched in January after Deputy Attorney General James Cole asked the legal profession to provide pro bono (free) assistance to federal prisoners who would likely have received a shorter sentenced if they had been sentenced today.”
Jesse Dean’s profile at November.org. The November Coalition is working to end drug injustice.
The House I Live In won the Grand Jury Prize of 2012 for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and has been in the theaters since October 5, 2012. It is a comprehensive review of the 40-year-old “War On Drugs,” the federal and state criminal justice systems, the mandatory minimum sentencing scheme and America’s prison industrial complex.