Comedy Gold: Key Figure in Sandusky Prosecution Threatens to Have Me Arrested for Sending Her Information
I have had a lot of crazy things happen in this remarkable saga, but this story may take the cake. Indirectly, it also may be the best evidence yet that I absolutely have this case nailed.
The most under-discussed figure in this case is an attorney named Jonelle Eshbach. She is a former key member of the Sandusky prosecution (Ray Blehar, in one of his many insanity-driven half-theories, once told me he thought that she had purposely sabotaged the case so that someone like him could figure it out) and was the person who did the most important questioning during the grand jury investigation. According to both Aaron Fisher's book and the Kane report, Eshbach was clearly the driving force behind the prosecution of Sandusky, as she was the first to strongly believe that Fisher was telling the truth and that Sandusky, thanks mostly to him having "suddenly" left Penn State for the Second Mile, must be be a pedophile.
Eshbach also did the grand jury questioning of Joe Paterno, reportedly posted on Facebook that she didn't think Paterno should have been fired, and almost certainly was Sara Ganim's source for her now highly-ironic November 5, 2011 story which praised Paterno for his handing of the Sandusky matter.
A few days ago I emailed Eshbach (we had previously exchanged emails a year and a half ago, before I had fully come to the conclusion that Sandusky was likely innocent) to provide her with some important information. I wanted to make sure that she was at least aware that the former stepfather of her star witness Aaron Fisher (on whom the entire case against Sandusky was built) had been charged in two states with overwhelming evidence he committed numerous acts of child molestation.
I never expected to get a response from her. I really only wanted to make sure that her conscience at least had the opportunity to become active and for her mind to be potentially be opened to another, very different, scenario.
It never occurred to me that I would get a formal response from her attorney, which was also sent to multiple law enforcement agencies, absurdly threatening me with arrest if I ever contacted her again.
The letter, which thankfully includes all of my email exchanges with Eshbach (and her personal email address!!!), is absolutely hilarious on many levels.
The first, for the record, is that under both sections of the Maryland law which Eshbach's lawyer inappropriately cites, what I sent her is clearly and specifically exempted from the law as "a peaceable activity intended to express a political view or provide information to others."
Secondly, her over-the-top and legally bankrupt response to a simple email informing her of potentially significant developments in the case almost redefines the famous expression, "The lady doth protest too much." In other words, if I hadn't hit a very sensitive nerve with her, would she really have (stupidly) paid an attorney to send me this remarkable and totally frivolous letter?
The answer seems pretty obvious to me, but please decide for yourself. If you think the letter is nearly as entertaining as I do, please share it with others.
Here it is in all of its comedic glory:
Two things about the letter from Eshbach's attorney struck me as particularly odd (other than all of the obvious aspects). One was that it mentions not to contact her family. Two is that she is now apparently living once again in the York, PA area. I found these elements to be strange because I had no clue about her family and never would have even thought about them, and because York happens to be the place where the infamous "McQueary Tip" email originated.
Well, today I got the following email from a supporter who has made some valid points in the past. He apparently had a very similar reaction as I did and did some digging (much of which is verified with this old article in the York paper). I am obviously NOT a conspiracy guy and this is a long way from proof of anything, but I thought the remarkable coincidence he found and the circumstantial evidence for his theory was worth sharing. I am sure that Ray Blehar can have a field day with this...
Thanks to Jonelle Eshbach's hilarious "response" to your email, I noticed the law firm in the letter was located in York, PA, which made me do more research on Jonelle and her husband David. David C. Eshbach is Jonelle's 2nd husband and both have kids from other marriages. David Eshbach was the chief of police of Springettsbury township for about 14 years (1997 to 2011) and joined the force there in 1986. In January 2011, less than two months after Corbett is elected governor, David Eshbach decides to run as a magisterial judge for a York County, PA district. Amazingly, the judge position Eshbach decides to run for is being vacated by a retiring judge and no one opposes Eshbach in the election and he ends up being elected a magisterial judge on November 8, 2011.
Why I feel this is relevant to the Sandusky case is because the township Eshbach was police captain of, Springettsbury, is about 6 minutes from where retired Baltimore cop and McQueary tipster Chris Houser lives. An internet record for a Christopher Houser in his early 40s and living in York, PA states he lives on Clydesdale Drive (no house # given). The article of Houser's shooting in 2002 says he was 29 at the time, making him about 41 now. Given Houser would likely have numerous contacts with other law enforcement people, I'm going to say it's highly probable he knew David Eshbach, either from being a member of the local Fraternal Order of Police lodge, using the F.O.P. or other local gun ranges, or through other law enforcement groups. While I have no proof of this, I would think it's possible that Eshbach mentioned to Houser about his wife's investigation of Sandusky since Houser is a big PSU football fan and Houser mentions to Eshbach his chat room conversation with McQueary's brother about Sandusky in the shower with Allan Meyers.
Now given that Jonelle's investigation was dragging due to issues with Fisher's credibility and no other witnesses or victims, the tip from Houser was what she needed to move her case forward. And, in my own belief, Jonelle Eshbach knew nothing was going to happen with this investigation until after the governor's election anyway, so they told Houser to wait on sending the tip until after the election was over, which is what Houser did. Now Houser couldn't send the "tip" to anyone in the State AG office because that would have raised questions about Houser possibly knowing of the already on going investigation, so he sent it to the Centre County DA because that is where Jerry lived and would raise the least amount of questions. And another "theory" entirely of my own is that once Jonelle heard about the McQueary incident, she wanted to move, but was told to wait and may have been "rewarded" for her patience by having her police chief husband run unopposed in a local judicial election, providing them with an additional pension on top of his police pension from 25 years on the Springettsbury police force.
Again, I have no proof of this, but I think this is a fairly plausible explanation. What do you think?