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Some updates on this saga.

Hearings held in Catoosa County to determine fate of child sex cases handled by disbanded FBI task force - Catoosa-Walker News
April 29, 2015
by Adam Cook
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A number of child sex cases moved a little closer to some sort of resolution last week in Catoosa County Superior Court when a special appointed judge held a hearing to try to get the ball rolling again on the cases that have been in limbo for more than two years.
more at http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/catwalkchatt/news/hearings-held-in-catoosa-county-to-determine-fate-of-child/article_3a8f2226-ee82-11e4-b9a0-07f7039841ec.html


FBI investigation of agent continues to hinder progress of “Craigslist” cases - Catoosa-Walker News

May 19, 2015
by Adam Cook
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There’s quite the catch-22 going on in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (LMJC) regarding a number of pending child sex cases, as the fate of the cases continues to stall due to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of one of its agents, who happens to be the linchpin to the whole saga.
more at http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/catwalkchatt/news/fbi-investigation-of-agent-continues-to-hinder-progress-of-craigslist/article_824ffeb6-fe2f-11e4-9549-07392bdacb43.html
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Some updates on this saga.

Hearings held in Catoosa County to determine fate of child sex cases handled by disbanded FBI task force - Catoosa-Walker News
April 29, 2015
by Adam Cook
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A number of child sex cases moved a little closer to some sort of resolution last week in Catoosa County Superior Court when a special appointed judge held a hearing to try to get the ball rolling again on the cases that have been in limbo for more than two years.
more at http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/catwalkchatt/news/hearings-held-in-catoosa-county-to-determine-fate-of-child/article_3a8f2226-ee82-11e4-b9a0-07f7039841ec.html


FBI investigation of agent continues to hinder progress of “Craigslist” cases - Catoosa-Walker News

May 19, 2015
by Adam Cook
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There’s quite the catch-22 going on in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (LMJC) regarding a number of pending child sex cases, as the fate of the cases continues to stall due to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of one of its agents, who happens to be the linchpin to the whole saga.
more at http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/catwalkchatt/news/fbi-investigation-of-agent-continues-to-hinder-progress-of-craigslist/article_824ffeb6-fe2f-11e4-9549-07392bdacb43.html
It appears the "State" is ready to move forward with these cases.  ooo}

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Matthew Hines asks to be withdrawn as counsel; the state objects. 

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I wonder what he's using as the basis for the attempt to "withdraw as counsel"?
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I wonder what he's using as the basis for the attempt to "withdraw as counsel"?
Maybe his client has no money OR his client does not have a defendable case! ooo}

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Ummm

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Clearwater police have identified the body who was pulled from the Gulf about two miles off Clearwater Beach this morning, police said.

Daniel James Austin, 59, of Clearwater, was found by a boater, who called authorities around 10:45 a.m., police said.

Austin’s body, which was clad in swimming trunks, had become snagged on the rope of a crab trap when the boater noticed it.

Austin had been reported missing Monday afternoon by a family member after he failed to show up for work. He was last heard from on Sunday.

http://www.tbo.com/pinellas-county/clearwater-police-investigating-report-of-body-found-off-sand-key-20151201/



1 week before his trial? Something is really off here.

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Ummm

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Clearwater police have identified the body who was pulled from the Gulf about two miles off Clearwater Beach this morning, police said.

Daniel James Austin, 59, of Clearwater, was found by a boater, who called authorities around 10:45 a.m., police said.

Austin’s body, which was clad in swimming trunks, had become snagged on the rope of a crab trap when the boater noticed it.

Austin had been reported missing Monday afternoon by a family member after he failed to show up for work. He was last heard from on Sunday.

http://www.tbo.com/pinellas-county/clearwater-police-investigating-report-of-body-found-off-sand-key-20151201/



1 week before his trial? Something is really off here.

OMG. My first thought was suicide. We'll see what the investigation reveals.  Thanks for the notification.
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He alone was scheduled for a  FELONY CALENDAR CALL COURT DATE to be held on the 10th day of December, 2015  but the trial date is Dec 14, 2015. That would now make his death 2 weeks before trial.

New updated docket entries, as of the Hines' attempt to withdraw, forward:
 
 Select   Code   Description   Filing Date   Party Name   Offense   Comments   Scanned   View Images

12771       09/29/15           MATTHEW HINES      
15210       09/29/15           WITHDRAWL OF COUNSEL      
19270       10/01/15           STATE OF GEORGIA'S OBJECTION TO DEFENSE COUNSEL'S "MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL"      

14500       10/08/15           DEFENSE COUNSEL'S "MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL" AND DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO FILE THE ATTACHED ORDER:      
CAL       11/16/15                  

NTC       11/16/15   AUSTIN DANIEL JAMES       PARTY NOTICE PRINTED COURT EVENT: FELONY CALENDAR CALL COURT DATE: the 10th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE      

NTC       11/16/15   AUSTIN DANIEL JAMES       BONDSMAN & ATTORNEY NOTICES PRINTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 COURT EVENT: FELONY CALENDAR CALL COURT DATE: the 10th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE      

NTC       11/16/15  AUSTIN DANIEL JAMES       BONDSMAN & ATTORNEY NOTICES PRINTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 COURT EVENT: FELONY CALENDAR CALL COURT DATE: the 10th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE   

CAL       11/16/15                  

SUB        11/17/15    STATE OF GEORGIA       SUBPOENA PRINTED FOR TIM DEAL CCSO COURT EVENT: JURY TRIAL COURT DATE: the 14th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE      

SUB       11/17/15    STATE OF GEORGIA       SUBPOENA PRINTED FOR DEL HULL CCSO COURT EVENT: JURY TRIAL COURT DATE: the 14th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE      

SUB       11/17/15   STATE OF GEORGIA       SUBPOENA PRINTED FOR MATT LANDEN CCSO COURT EVENT: JURY TRIAL COURT DATE: the 14th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE      

SUB       11/17/15   STATE OF GEORGIA       SUBPOENA PRINTED FOR DAVE SCROGGINS COURT EVENT: JURY TRIAL COURT DATE: the 14th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE      

SUB       11/17/15   STATE OF GEORGIA       SUBPOENA PRINTED FOR JEREMY K. KEENER CCSO COURT EVENT: JURY TRIAL COURT DATE: the 14th day of December, 2015 JUDGE: PRESIDING JUDGE      
   
Catoosa County Court Docket Case Search link
http://64.18.110.77/publiccmwebsearch/
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Looks like Daniel withdrew instead. Would love to see Scientology's internal memos leading up to this.

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Looks like Daniel withdrew instead. Would love to see Scientology's internal memos leading up to this.

An autopsy was scheduled for yesterday. We can only speculate at this point. Mary is correct about his court date being 12/14/15.
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 If this is a suicide,I am sorry to hear about it. :-\

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 If this is a suicide,I am sorry to hear about it. :-\

Same here, Matt. It seems like I'm hearing about suicides more often, lately.    :(
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 If this is a suicide,I am sorry to hear about it. :-\

Same here, Matt. It seems like I'm hearing about suicides more often, lately.    :(

If he did take his own life,i would imagine it had something to do with the criminal charges lodged against him. The outcome of which we now will never know.

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I informed the FBI in Atlanta GA, in case they didn't know. As well, I emailed the Tampa Bay Times reporter who wrote of about the death, giving her infor about who he was. Referred her to the case against him and the Tipping Point forum thread here, explaining our interest in him as a long time scientologist and supporter of some of the Scientology front groups we help expose and educate people about.

She wrote me back today, letting me know that she contacted the County ME today, said they still don't have a cause of death yet, that they are waiting for results to come back and that it will probably another week for them. Said she actually located the info about him being a Scientologist and about his court case in GA. Depending upon the autopsy results, she may or may not being doing another story.

Looking more and more like n overdose/suicide thing... but I guess we here will just have to wait and see.
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