In regards to City Attorney Henry Sotelo, a worthy adversary, I include these comments in today's article (11/16/2004) "Guilty."
These statements are made of my own volition and after further reflection having had three additional meetings with Mr. Sotelo
, including yesterdays trial where we were opposed on Law and Principle.My earlier statements have no further merit.This is my new position in regards to City Attorney Sotelo.
Note: Mr. Sotelo
earned this retraction the hard way -- by his
exemplary conduct in Court yesterday.
..."City Attorney Henry Sotelo was misjudged by me and for that I apologize."
..."I was extremely well treated by the Court and opposing council Henry Sotelo of the Reno City Attorney's Office.
Everything I have said previously about Sotelo
, which I assure you was in the negative for those who haven't read it, I now retract.I am not ordered to retract this information.I am not asked to retract this information.I retract this information of my own volition in that, I will not publish anything that I don't know or believe to be true about someone. Mr. Henry Sotelo
was a Class Act and, as required by Law, assisted me in the presentation of my case and helped me narrow the focus to what the Court required, the issues of Misdemeanor Trespass, which the Court was restricted to in Criminal Law as the subject of the trial.Literally, via his
assistance, I was under Sotelo's wing by the end of the Trial.
Now, I indicate 'required by Law' to assist.There are reasons for this, but for brevity's sake, I won't go into them now.However, let it be duly pointed out that though this requirement exists on Attorneys, there are unethical Attorneys who do not carry this ethical requirement out.
Those that do, I consider their first love to be the Law and the People it Protects.Henry Sotelo
is a man of the People and a fine opponent in any Courtroom a Defendant
and/or their Attorney would walk into.
Therefore, since my earlier statements were based on a negative first encounter with Mr. Sotelo
, and I believed them to be true at that time, they were published.Now that I have encountered Mr. Sotelo
once again in Court and have been assisted by him in such a Princely manner, I no longer believe those statements to ring true and retract them.Thus, they will disappear from this website today and this statement here takes their place: I consider City Attorney Henry Sotelo a friend who doesn't lie and will always do his job as charged. In that regard, he is a true and loyal friend of the people and the highest example of an Officer of the Court. Again, these actions and statements made of my own choice and volition (the transcript will back that up later), and a belief that City Attorney Henry Sotelo is 'true' (i.e., an honest and loyal Public Servant ... )."