|Swami Prakashanand Saraswati maintaining truth as everyone observed|
Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe,
Cathy Compton, Shyama Rose, Kate Tonnessen and
Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Karen Jonson
Swami Prakashanand Saraswati wasn't scared when old southern prejudices reared their ugly head during his trial and persecution. Above: Swami Prakashanand Saraswati seated silently - he never spoke, or was never interviewed before or after the trial - there was no investigation into the accusations) - as he silently observed small town bigotry. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati watched on as Kate Tonnessen, Vesla Tonnessen Kazimer and Shyama Rose gave their marketing pitch. Just 3 30+ year old women. Their only supporters were Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe (who denies prosecutorial abuse), Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton and their co-collaborator Karen Jonson. Everyone in the courtroom walked out in protest when they realized what was happening.
A young Indian spectator commented on the trial of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati -
A young Indian spectator commented on the trial of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati -
"When I read To Kill a Mockingbird in High School I thought it was a sad book and times back then were tough...I could have never forseen I would experience such a circumstance in my life. It was completely surreal, as it was happening I kept thinking this isn't real, this can't happen in real life."
These are some of the endless examples of the prejudices against Swami Prakashanand Saraswati by Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe and Hays County Assistant District Attorney Cathy Compton
1. Bringing an indictment on relatively minor charges (touching of the breast) on an incident that last occurred 13 years prior and without any investigation. Examining Hays County sex abuse cases over the previous 5 years, there were no other cases involving charges that old, nor any that involved touching of breasts only.
|Prejudice against Swami Prakashanand Saraswati by |
Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe
2. The indictment was on 20 counts versus 2 counts (Usually charges would have combined all the alleged incidents into 1 count). In Hays County, there were several cases where someone was accused of ongoing misconduct over many years, and there was 1 count. The 20 counts was a psych-ops tactic meant to influence jury and media.
3. Issuing a sealed warrant for Swami Prakashanand Saraswati's arrest causing him to be arrested when he passed through customs in Dulles airport outside Washington, DC; placing an 80 year old man in bad health with severe spine problems in prison for two nights while transportation to Hays County was arranged and transporting Swami Prakashanand Saraswati in handcuffs on a 3 hour flight until he was ultimately released on bond.
4. Requiring a $1 million cash bond, the highest bond in 10 years for any criminal indictment in Hays County. More than first degree murder bonds. The next highest bond was $750K for a murder by a man alleged to be part of the Mexican mafia. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati's bond was approximately 30 times the bond required for 2nd degree sexual abuse felony indictments where the alleged behavior had recently taken place.
5. Requiring an additional $10 million personal guarantee bond from a wealthy supporter to return Swami Prakashanand Saraswati's passport so that he could return to India to perform his religious duties.
6. Prohibiting Swami Prakashanand Saraswati performing his religious duties at his own Hindu Temple in Austin, TX (that he founded and is the religious leader of) although there were no other restrictions on his ability to go to other temples or churches providing they are not the Temple of his denominational choice.
7. Prohibiting Swami Prakashanand Saraswati from living in his own home at his religious center in Austin, TX despite the facts that:
- no children lived at that religious center;
- the accusers were all adults living in other states (at this time they all live in Washington State);
- Swami Prakashanand Saraswati was amenable to requiring a monitor at his home;
- and that Swami Prakashanand Saraswati could live anywhere but his own home.
8. Allowing the Assistant DA Cathy Compton to meet Ex Partie with the Judge where she influenced and prejudiced the Judge with lies ultimately causing the judge to revoke Swami Prakashanand Saraswati's passport and preventing Swami Prakashanand Saraswati from attending an annual religious function at his religious center in India attended by thousands of his congregants.
9. Denying Swami Prakashanand Saraswati's attorneys the right to depose or interview one of the accusers after the State lost the key videotaped interview of the witness after the judge ordered the tape be turned over to the Defense because it potentially contained exculpatory evidence.
10. On information and belief it is alleged that the Assistant DA, Cathy Compton posted defamatory, hate charged blogs on internet chat boards.
11. Several defense attorneys have reported that the Assistant DA has posted on her wall a photograph of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati and the head of a religious order in India with a hand written inscription over the faces “I like young children” and “I like young children too” over the other religious leaders head.
"I read a newspaper" - Shyama Rose
|"I read a newspaper" - Shyama Rose said she got the idea for the accusations |
from a newspaper article about another Swami
When asked about what made her come forward to make accusations against Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, 30 year old Shyama Rose said "I read a newspaper". Shyama Rose is an Austrailasian woman and was well aware of the 1989 conviction of Swami Akhandananda Saraswati of Australia and would have know about the case, and probably seen press clippings at some point.
Swami Akhandananda Saraswati and his guru Swami Satyananda Saraswati were charismatic heads of a unorthodox spiritual group; charming, but self-interested with God complexes. Swami Akhanandanda Saraswati was convicted of sexually abusing children and teen girls, who were their followers. Swami Satyananda Saraswati, the founder of an international ashram in Mungur in the Indian state of Bihar, was never convicted.
The trial and conviction of Swami Akhandananda Saraswati for child abuse was well known throughout Australasia in the 1980s, but had largely become unknown in the internet age. That is, until late last year when a Royal Commission opened up a public inquiry after 100s of abuse victims came forward. 100s more victims from all over Australia have come forward now, and another public inquiry will be held later this year.
The Royal Commission made the case internationally known, so Shyama Rose and Kate and Vesla's plagiarization of the trial and conviction of Swami Akhandananda Saraswati became known.
According to court records, Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe's other client and lobbyist, Kate Tonnessen, admitted in court that she got the idea to make the accusations against Swami Prakashanand Saraswati from a newspaper article about a completely different Swami.
With the help of her Australasian friend, Kate, Shyama and Vesla stole the details of the Swami Akhandananda Saraswati case, assuming that it had disappeared into history.
Plagiarism is notoriously difficult to detect but one piece of evidence of the plagiarism is that one of Sherri Tibbe's clients and lobbyists, Karen Jonson, wrote a book glorifying Tibbe and Compton, in which they claimed that Swami Prakashanand Saraswati had an assistant called "Vishi". Swami Prakashanand Saraswati had no such assistant, and Vishi is not a real word. Swami Akhandananda Saraswati had an assistant called "Shishy", who corresponded to how Vishi was described. "Shishy" means "female disciple", so the word makes sense, where as Vishi doesn't.
The book was signed and praised by many of Sherri Tibbe's lobbyists, including Kate Tonnessen. It was the first case of prosecutorial plagiarism the world has ever known.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Akhandananda Saraswati assumed the Saraswati title falsely, and have no relation to Swami Prakashanand Saraswati who inherited the Swami Saraswati title from his spiritual teacher, Jagadguru Swami Brahmananda Saraswati.
Stealing another's work results in an automatic failure, which makes the trial of Swami Prakashanand Saraswati void and null. It's officially a fail!
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