Seeking Truth and Justice for Melvin Ortiz and George Clauser

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We ask the public to support this petition for the independent investigation into the murder of George Clauser that occurred on Dec 23, 1997 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Melvin Ortiz, 17 at the time was falsely accused & convicted by the testimony of State Representative Thomas Caltagirone's son John Caltagirone & girlfriend at the time Tina Valentine, now known as Tina Hiester. Since this trial & conviction Tina Hiester throughout the years went to authorities admitting she committed perjury at Melvin Ortiz's trial on behalf of John Caltagirone. Tina Hiester was 15 years old at the time of trial & perjury. Tina Hiester has stated, she threw a bag of evidence containing a ski mask, a hoodie, & a handgun relating to the crime over a bridge as instructed by John Caltagirone.

Tina Hiester also stated, John Caltagirone admitted he committed the murder of George Clauser. Currently, John Caltagirone has three sealed dockets by the courts. John Caltagirone has a long criminal history, & complaints, but has never been charged for his crimes. Due to the amount of questionable red flags, secrecies behind John Caltagirone's criminal record being sealed by the courts, & influence by State Representative Thomas Caltagirone, this investigation is needed! Due to State Representative Thomas Caltagirone political influence, Melvin Ortiz was never provided a fair trial, & truth behind this crime remains buried, or in this case under water. The current District Attorney has never questioned, or has done any investigation regarding the Clauser murder.

John Caltagirone's known & criminal history near the time of George Clauser murder; when questioned at Melvin Ortiz's trial stated that all his contact with police were as a victim, this is untrue. 9/23/97 Police complaint 3 masked men got out of a Bronco register to John Caltagirone. 1997, John Caltagirone was involved in a shooting, it was John Caltagirone's shotgun, & getaway car used in the crime. John Caltagirone was not charged. On 5/19/97 Police report, Melvin Ortiz's trial Judge had contacted The Reading Police Department concerning John Caltagirone's motorcycle theft charged, & advised John Caltagirone rights were violated. 10/16/97 Police report shows State Representative Thomas Caltagirone involved himself in a police investigation involving a stolen handgun, & his son John Caltagirone. State Representative Thomas Caltagirone admitting breaking the law by purchasing a stolen handgun from a drug addict on the street. Further into the investigation, John Caltagirone admitted purchasing the handgun from a black male. This is a federal crime! In Melvin Ortiz's appeals Judge Ludgate denied Tina Hiester's first recantation. Judge Ludgate is the advisory to the Pennsylvania Crime Commission of Delinquency. State Representative Thomas Caltagirone is a chairman in the same committee. The Governor needs to have the Attorney General office ask the federal Government to investigate State Representative Thomas Caltagirone & John Caltagirone & understand why are they above the law.

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