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Nieves: Bell Said Harris "Makes Me Do Shady and Illegal Stuff"

Rep. Brian Nieves emailed supporters last night with a message and statement about the Franklin County Prosecutor's decision not to press criminal charges against him.  In the email, Nieves hints that he might be taking his own legal action against GOP consultant James Harris.

I am ready to forgive and forget things specific to Shawn Bell. I also reserve the right to seek action against persons we believe pushed and perhaps even directed Shawn to make these false allegations. Shawn’s police statement, in his own writing, suggests he had no intent to seek action against me until he spoke to his employer, James Harris....This entire scenario smacks of a young man being pushed to do things against his own will by people he is trying to stay or become ingratiated with or even employed by. At this point we are not prepared to say with certainty that James Harris has forced Shawn Bell to make these allegations nor are we accusing him of such but there are many who suggest that is exactly what has happened...

During Shawn’s visit to my office he said more than once that he wanted to get away from his current employer, James Harris, because, as Shawn said, “he makes me do shady and illegal stuff.” We have no idea what kind of “Shady” or “Illegal” stuff Shawn may have been referring to but I can tell you that in my opinion, Shawn wanted to terminate his relationship with James Harris. Shawn repeatedly asked me to not stand in the way of him seeking employment with political people who do not have the bad reputation he believed Harris to have and who will not, in Shawn’s words, “make me do shady and illegal stuff.”

...I feel bad for Shawn as he made it very clear that he believes James Harris forces him to do shady and illegal stuff but Shawn is going to have to stand up for himself and terminate his relationship with a boss (James Harris) who makes him that uncomfortable. I just hope that the “Shady & Illegal” stuff that Shawn alleges James Harris makes him do does not include forcing him to perjure him self … Let’s all pray for Shawn. 

Nieves' full message is below the break.

From: Brian Nieves ____@yahoo.com
Subject: Update on Shawn Bell Case...
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:56:13 -0600

I have GREAT News but please note, we are
NOT out of the woods yet!

Many of you have asked if all of our “Legal Battles” are finished because you’ve seen or heard that the prosecutor announced no charges will be filed against me. While that is extremely good news, please remember the civil case is still proceeding! Not only is the civil case being pursued but the Bell team is now bordering on malicious prosecution! Shawn’s team is seeking a restraining order against me and seems to be using this legal tool as a means to further punish me & my family! I could literally fill pages with the harassment we have endured specific to the civil case and how we believe it to be a Clear Case of Malicious Prosecution but for now I will simply say … It’s not over, not even close! We still have upcoming subpoenas, hearings and who knows how many depositions as well as attorney meetings! The expenses continue to add up & up & up! Remember, if they’ll do this to me, they’ll do it to others and that is exactly why we ARE and WILL stand up to them and not back down!

A group of Patriots have arranged a bit of a fund raiser to support the “Brian Nieves Special Fund” which is the fund we use for legal expenses associated with this clearly political attack. The malicious and obviously harassing nature of the way the Bell team is handling this has been evidenced by the fact that they’ve subpoenaed not only my wife and best friend but have also subpoenaed Julie’s cell phone and records as well as Dave’s and demanded records of Dave’s cell phone, emails etc etc!! There seems to be no limit to how far they will go to disrupt and destroy the piece of our families and it’s got to stop!

You can help us by attending a Dinner & Trivia Night Event in Union, Mo. This Saturday, Sep. 18th from 5-7pm. This is sure to be a night of Fun, Fellowship and Great Food! The location is the Baptist Assoc. Building on Hwy 47 between Union & St. Clair but please call Tim Hayes for details and to RSVP! Tim can be reached at 314.974.3220 and if he doesn’t answer just leave him a message and he’ll get back to you. You can, of course, simply send a donation made out to “Brian Nieves Special Fund” and send it to P.O. Box 1026, Washington, Mo. 63090 but we’d love to see you at the dinner event!

Please find below, a statement I’m making available to the press. For those of you who don’t know, the campaign mgr for my former Senate opponent alleged I assaulted him the day after the election … Of course, his allegations are preposterous and as many of you already know, no criminal charges are being filed in the case! Praise God!! Here is my statement……

I’m extremely pleased to announce the prosecutor decided not to file charges against me in the Shawn Bell case. This marks a completion of the first and biggest legal hurdle in this saga. With the threat of criminal charges behind us we are now in an even stronger position to ward off the baseless civil petition that is still in process. I’m thankful for the grace of God and the extreme professionalism our law enforcement officials and the office of the prosecutor showed throughout this nightmare. The detectives conducted a rigorous and in depth investigation while treating my family, the witness and me, very professionally. My faith in our criminal justice system has been strengthened and I am glad to have this part of the nightmare my family has endured over.

I am asking all the people who have been praying to continue to do so as this ordeal is not entirely finished and Shawn Bell is not our enemy. We will see this nightmare through to its final resolution and a full exoneration. I am ready to forgive and forget things specific to Shawn Bell. I also reserve the right to seek action against persons we believe pushed and perhaps even directed Shawn to make these false allegations. Shawn’s police statement, in his own writing, suggests he had no intent to seek action against me until he spoke to his employer, James Harris. Shawn spoke to a friend and his own father and felt no need to mention the encounter or seek any legal action but suddenly after speaking to James Harris, his boss and political consultant to Dick Stratman’s failed Senate Primary bid, he decided to file charges? This entire scenario smacks of a young man being pushed to do things against his own will by people he is trying to stay or become ingratiated with or even employed by. At this point we are not prepared to say with certainty that James Harris has forced Shawn Bell to make these allegations nor are we accusing him of such but there are many who suggest that is exactly what has happened.

During Shawn’s visit to my office he said more than once that he wanted to get away from his current employer, James Harris, because, as Shawn said, “he makes me do shady and illegal stuff.” We have no idea what kind of “Shady” or “Illegal” stuff Shawn may have been referring to but I can tell you that in my opinion, Shawn wanted to terminate his relationship with James Harris. Shawn repeatedly asked me to not stand in the way of him seeking employment with political people who do not have the bad reputation he believed Harris to have and who will not, in Shawn’s words, “make me do shady and illegal stuff.” As much as Shawn seemed to believe his employer, James Harris, is involved in “Shady” and “Illegal” stuff, I have no knowledge of such and am not in any way saying I agree with Shawn or that he was telling me the truth when he said Harris makes him do shady and illegal stuff.

I have tried to place my self in Shawn’s shoes and think of the pressure that may have been put on him to do the wrong thing and all I can do is pray and ask others to do the same. If there are people pressuring Shawn to do what he has been doing, I can only hope Shawn will see those people for what they are and stop allowing him self to be used. I hope Shawn will muster the strength to do exactly what he repeatedly told me he wanted to do and that is to get out from under the thumb of James Harris! I feel bad for Shawn as he made it very clear that he believes James Harris forces him to do shady and illegal stuff but Shawn is going to have to stand up for himself and terminate his relationship with a boss (James Harris) who makes him that uncomfortable. I just hope that the “Shady & Illegal” stuff that Shawn alleges James Harris makes him do does not include forcing him to perjure him self … Let’s all pray for Shawn.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support,

-Brian

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