Bill Charnock, and his interesting campaign donors.
Carter Zerbe evidently gave money to Bill Charnock in his run for Prosecutor.
Carter Zerbe just also happens to be the same exact guy who defended Jack Whittaker in his DUI case here in Kanawha County (you know, the one where all the evidence against Whitaker was thrown out). And after all the evidence against Whittaker was thrown out by some podunk magistrate (who doesn't even have to be an attorney), Charnock said he couldn't believe the magistrate threw out the evidence. According to him, it was an extremely odd ruling, and he couldn't see how the magistrate came to that conclusion. However, in all of Charnock's outrage (feigned?) he never even mentioned the word "appeal." I'm pretty damn sure, that the prosecutor's office could have appealed the magistrate's ruling zapping all the evidence to Kanawha County Circuit Court. I don't really see how an evidentiary ruling by a lowly magistrate in WV that could trigger double jeopardy, couldn't be appealed to Circuit Court. But Charnock never even mentioned it. And Whittaker's attorney just happens to be a Charnock "supporter?"November 19, 2004
Mr. Carter Zerbe
16 Arlington Ct
Dear Mr. Zerbe
The 2004 election is past and, thanks to the help of you and
others, I am the·prosecutor-elect of Kanawha County.··This
is, of course, an exciting time for my family and me. We offer
you·sincere thanks for the confidence you placed in me. Your
trust and support·were key components of my victory.··On
December 3, 2004, I will participate in a ceremonial
swearing-in ceremony.·The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in
Courtroom Number 4 at the Kanawha County·Courthouse.
Refreshments will be available after the event.··As one of my
supporters, I ask that you join my family and me for
this·occasion. It will be a great opportunity to renew our
friendship and look·forward to 2005.··Again, thank you for
your past support. I hope you can join my family and me·on
December 3. I look forward to seeing you again.·
My, my, my. How the same peoples' names keep showing up over and over in this whole mess is just plain mystifying.
Or is it?