Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo receiving a Human Rights Award from actors Danny Masterson and Ethan Suplee at the CCHR International annual human rights awards banquet in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2012.   Former Human Rights awardees include members of Congress, state legislators,
psychologists, medical doctors, attorneys, whistleblowers, civil and
human rights activists. The Citizens Committee for Human Rights’ website is at http://www.cchr.org/.

From the Justice 4 Maryanne Godboldo Committee, Feb. 23, 2012 

On December 12, 2011 Judge Gregory Bill signed an order affirming the decision of Judge Ronald Giles’ ruling to dismiss the criminal case against Maryanne Godboldo. 

Actor Danny Masterson of CCHR (center) with (l to r) Attorney Byron Pitts, Penny Godboldo, Maryanne Godboldo, and Attorney Allison Folmar

From the date of December 12, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office had 21 days to appeal Judge Bill’s decision.  The Prosecutor’s office missed the deadline.  On February 6, 2012 the Wayne County Prosecutors office requested that the Michigan Court of Appeals allow them to appeal Judge Bill’s ruling, despite the fact that the Wayne County Prosecutor missed the deadline.  

 Wayne County Prosecutor’s application to appeal was filed almost 30 days after the deadline.  The Prosecutor’s Office has not provided the Court of Appeals with an explanation for their failure to meet the deadline by the Michigan Court rules.  The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office claimed to be too busy to adhere to the deadline. 

Because of the late filing, counsel for Maryanne Godboldo, Byron Pitts and Allison Folmar intend to fight the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Application to Appeal. 

For further information, go to: http://justice4maryanne.com/. Also click on http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/12/13/double-victories-for-maryanne-godboldo-and-family/ for most recent VOD story on Maryanne’s case. Put “Godboldo” in VOD search engine to read numerous other stories on her case by Diane Bukowski.

Updates on her legal situation will be announced here as soon as VOD speaks with her attorneys and Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office.

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