Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Press Conference of Prisoners of Silence. International interest on Carlo Parlanti's case: a miscarriage of justice.

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Where: In front of Italian Consulate, 12400 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles ,CA.
When: Wednesday, September 24, at 3 p.m.
Object: Press Conference of Prisoners of Silence. International interest on Carlo Parlanti's case: a miscarriage of justice.
For further information: Katia Anedda Phone: (661) 304 0437
email: katia.anedda@prisonersofsilence.org
During a conference held in Ventura County on September 17, Prisoners of Silence highlighted possible illegalities and omissions committed against an Italian citizen, Carlo Parlanti. Mr. Parlanti calls since 2005 for the an appropriate investigation of his case by the Department of Justice and the American authorities.
It is proved the fallibility of the report on the Italian criminal background of Mr. Parlanti: as presented during the press conference held in Ventura, Ca, his criminal record is clean. Nevertheless, without going into the merits of the case, there are still those who continue to say, without objectivity, that Carlo Parlanti is a "dangerous person".
Carlo Parlanti is a man sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment on the basis of the story of a woman, previously banned to testimony by a court in Texas, after a trial in which all the evidences showed the innocence of the defendant.
The story of Carlo Parlanti, an Italian citizen, is now a "case". Several Italian and European parliamentarians, including the Hon. Umberto Guidoni have become protagonists of a series of initiatives requesting for the appropriate investigation and clarification about the case of this man, wrongfully convicted and detained.
Prisoners of Silence, an Italian no-profit organization which cares for the rights of Italian citizens detained abroad is engaged in a tour of press conferences in California in order to sensitize the media, crime experts and Police to follow the case as it has already happened in Italy, where for several months an association of criminologists has studied the case, free of charge, pointing out inconsistencies that arose during the course of Mr. Parlanti 's trial and highlighting new ones.
The family of Carlo Parlanti, through Prisoners of Silence, is available on request to provide documentation relating to the case.
With prayer of publication and feedback
Prisoners of Silence

Thursday, May 8, 2008



Carlo Parlanti, an Italian citizen, is currently being warehoused in a California prison convicted of the crime of rape in the county of Ventura by prosecutor Gilbert Romero with justice James T. Cloninger presiding in a California court of law. The Italian press, figures in the Italian government, and those without bias who look into the case believe Carlo Parlanti is innocent. The press has gone as far as saying he has been kidnapped by the United States.

How did this happen? Key, damning evidence was fabricated by the alleged victim and doctored by the prosecutor. The alleged victim was also allowed to perjure herself with full knowledge of the prosecution. Deceived with false evidence, combined with the standard practice of using battered woman syndrome experts and character witnesses, the jury was swayed.
The prosecutor took this extraordinary step because he was in a bind ; he was holding in jail a foreign national he extradited from Germany, and he had not as of yet evaluated the evidence against the man. Unfortunately for all parties, Italian and German government safeguards to prevent unlawful extradition failed.

With Carlo Parlanti fighting to survive in jail (Parlanti was tagged a rapist and tossed into general population where he was brutally assaulted), prosecutor Romero sees the evidence against the accused evaporate as he puts together his case.

He has no "med - legal" rape test, no DNA , no witnesses who heard or saw anything. The week the alleged victim was tied up and held captive was dispelled by her own cell phone records as she was out gallivanting around, shopping for an apartment and performing job interviews.
So the prosecutor approaches the alleged victim for more evidence, now three years after the alleged rape. She produces pictures she supposedly took sometime after the incident at the apartment. Two of the pictures show her badly battered. The battery pictures are several years older then the other pictures and not of the same roll of film as the alleged victim claims; it is obviously falsified evidence.

At this point the prosecutor could still do the right thing and withdraw the charges from Parlanti, offer an embarrassing apology and maybe pay some damages. Instead prosecutor Romero steps over that line that divides the saint from the sinner the virtuous from the criminal: he takes his case to trial!

1) falsified evidence and scene with no crime

After three years the alleged victim produced pictures of bruises of the alleged assault. Forensic investigator debunks validity (see http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-walls.jpg and http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-twoface.JPG )

Diary used to implicate Parlanti found to be distributed 6 months after first entry ( see http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-Diary.001.jpg)

Crime scene does not support assault and rape allegations: police investigator doesn't believe alleged victim and takes no evidence (see http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-perjury.JPG)

2) Perjuries upon perjuries : the alleged victim repeatedly lied on and off the stand

Police and doctor dispute in juries (see http://www.carloparlanti.com/leaflet-damage.htm)

Alleged victim lied about Parlanti's drinking (see http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-Alcol.JPG)

Alleged victim perjures herself denying knowledge of rival girlfriend (see http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-otherwoman.htm)

Alleged victim's own e-mails expose her lies (see http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-perjuryemail.JPG)

Extradition and bail processes failures. Prosecutor kept exonerating evidence concealed to Germany and Italy (see http://www.carloparlanti.com/Leaflet-investigations.JPG)

Links and resources to go in depth

Complete trial transcripts

Carlo Parlanti's web site


Carlo Parlanti's blogs



Petition for new investigation


Over - zealous prosecutors like Romero and Nyfong (who prosecuted three innocent Duke Lacrosse players, destroy the credibility of the U.S. legal system when they use it for personal gain or gratification. Both of these defendants, Parlanti and the lacrosse players, have the means to expose the injustice. As a result, prosecutor Nyfong was disbarred and, being innocent, Parlanti will fight' till he is vindicated; which can only mean the exposure of Romero's vicious prosecution.

In the end there will remain a dark stain on the great state of California, and a question: is there justice in America?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"Only the truth". An open letter from "Prisoners of Silence" president to the D.A

Milano 24 Apr. 2008

TO Gilbert Romero
CC Greg Totten Edmund G. Brown Jr
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
President George W. Bush Media

Dear Gilbert Romero
After my press conference in Frenso on April the 7th, the only answer or justification I received from your office is that Carlo Parlanti has undergone a fair trial. Therefore you think fair a 9 year sentence for a crime that in a logical, physical and juridical point of view is simply absurd or directly taken from the worst science fiction film. Now, I understand that you may cheat the Frenso Bee journalist, who’s not aware of the records of the trial. But you know very well the records. We have demonstrated beyond any doubt that the trial against Carlo Parlanti is based on false evidences. You can find anything on the web site http://www.carloparlanti.com: sorry if English is not completely correct: the content is translated by non professional volunteers, certainly much better than you could do translating from English to Italian. The evidences are well intelligible and you can find the same evidences also in the trial transcriptions at http://www.thepeoplevscarloparlanti.com : no doubt, in this case, English is correct, since we have got them directly from the Attorney Office.
I don’t understand why the journalist told me that the Us Government (maybe he was thinking about the Attorney) declares that Parlanti fled away to Germany. How could you commit false declaration? You know perfectly well that Carlo was arrested in Germany, where he was temporarily staying for a job meeting, 2 years after the charge report. And you know that he was living in Italy, having residence there, travelling along Europe and Canada. How could a fugitive travel with his official documents and using regular flight services?
In a civil country, like yours, I would have expected much more common sense. To be honest, I would have expected much more respect of the law since the beginning of the trial. And it is true that in the U.S. law, in case of rape, the victim’s declaration is an evidence. But it has to be reliable and not contradictory, as well as investigations have to be accurate. It is logical and clear that photos like the ones showed by mrs White, and appeared after 3 years just after you, Mr Romero, in an email, had complained about the non-existence of proofs, cannot be taken into consideration in Calo Parlanti’s case.
The supposed victim showed the Attorney a calendar that Judge Cloniger refused among the evidences since it had been counterfeited.
Mrs Whites shows false evidences and she can just live quiet and in peace, maybe destroying another family, just like she has done with her previous husband, with Carlo e who knows who else.
This is injury to the real victims of violence. Is injury to human intelligence and injury to the U.S. Constitution. I just want to believe this is just a enormous mistake, made in good faith. But thanks to this mistake, Carlo Parlanti is dying in the Avenal Prison. The ones who permitted this, not refusing false evidences, are party to homicide and should be prosecuted in a civil country like the U.S. I give you the link to a broadcast about the case on channel 26 Fresno
In the end I am saying that there are counterfeit evidence and we have technical and official data of this. Now what I am asking to the ventura Prosecutor and the American journalists, before saying that Mr Parlanti had a fair trial, is to prove, as we did, that the tests are counterfeits. On the contrary, this would mean that I, Katia Anedda, I am committing a crime and that Carlo Parlanti has committed a crime, but you have to prove it, because ‘till now the only proved thing is that the only victim is Carlo Parlanti. If you are able to prove we are wrong, all the people and Italian and European politicians that are asking for justice, will stop. Otherwise we will continue to ask for justice.

Katia Anedda