Monetary Donations to Johannes Mehserle and Family

Client Bulletin

A Response To Those Expressing A Desire To Provide Monetary Donations To Johannes Mehserle And His Family

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who offered support to former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle throughout his murder trial. All of the donations from law enforcement personnel, law enforcement organizations and the community have been greatly appreciated by Mr. Mehserle, his family and all those associated with his defense.

Due to the large number of donations, it is our belief that Johannes' non-legal trial expenses will be covered in the full amount. We are currently in the process of finalizing all calculations associated with those expenses and will be in contact with those who made donations. All donations contributed through July 10, 2010 have been applied to his non-legal trial expense fund.

As many of you know, Johannes was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and is currently in custody in Los Angeles County. The Honorable Judge Perry has moved the sentencing date to November 5, 2010, which means Johannes will remain in custody until that time. Nevertheless, the extension of time will allow Mike Rains to efficiently prepare for a number of post-trial motions he intends to file and argue.

Understandably, the fact that Johannes must remain in custody has further prevented him from being able to work and generate any income for his family. However, due to the outpouring support from members of the community who have expressed a desire to contribute additional funds to Johannes and his family, an account is being made available to those who wish to donate funds. These funds will be placed in a personal family expense fund and will cover such things as meals and living costs for his family.

Donations to assist Johannes and his family with personal living expenses are greatly appreciated. A separate family expense account has been set up and any donations that were made to the non-legal expense account after the July 10, 2010 date will be applied to that newly created family expense account.

If you wish to make a donation to the family expense account, you may do so in the following ways:

· Online Banking Transfer: You may transfer funds directly to the Mehserle account by noting the Routing number (#121000358) and account number (#0095766729).

· US Mail: Make checks payable to Johannes Mehserle. Note the account number (#0095766729) in the reference line and mail to: Bank of America, 2178 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


A Response To Those Expressing A Desire To Provide Monetary Donations To Johannes Mehserle And His Family


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