Police from University of Nevada Reno under the direction of Harvey Whitamoor and the Sentate Majority Leader Harry Reid surrounded Dr Judy’s home in 2011 without a search warrant.
Dr Judy Mikovitz was:
Denied civil and constitutional rights
Dragged out of her house
Held in jail without the opportunity for bail
Forced to file for bankruptcy
Labelled a fugitive from Justice
Number of attempts made on her life
“Judy Mikovits is Among Her Generation’s Most Accomplished Scientists.” —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Dr. Judy Mikovits arrested Friday, Nov 18, 2011 (Nov 30 update)
On Friday, Nov 18, Dr. Judy Mikovits was arrested in Ventura County, CA (her home) and taken to the Ventura County Jail. Apparently as a result of a decision by authorities pursuant to a report by the Whittemore Peterson Institute that a crime had been committed.
The charge? “Felony; Fugitive from Justice,” in another state (Nevada) according to sources including Osler’s Web author and blogger Hillary Johnson (http://www.oslersweb.com/blog.htm), who has reviewed information about Mikovits’ case on the Ventura County Jail website.
Judy was to be held without bail at Ventura County’s Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula until Tuesday, Nov 22 at 1:30 pm, when she would have a hearing before the Ventura County Superior Court. As it happens, that was the time Dr. Mikovits and her attorneys had been scheduled to appear at a hearing in Reno (“Whittemore Peterson Institute vs. Judy Mikovits”).
UPDATES: Dr. Mikovits appeared before the Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday, November 22 regarding allegations “that she wrongfully removed notebooks and other proprietary information” from the site of the Reno, Nevada-based Whittemore Peterson Institute, her former employer. See for example the Reno Gazette Journal article, “Reno Chronic Disease Researcher Behind Bars.”
Dr. Mikovits’ husband, David, asked early Tuesday that angry advocates “hold off on their criticism of the WPI for the sake of Dr. Mikovits and the negotiations in progress.”
Meanwhile, Cort Johnson posted a report on Phoenix Rising, describing the alleged removal of the materials by WPI lab researcher Max Pfost (see “Researcher Confesses: Implicates Dr. Mikovits in Theft of Materials from WPI”).