Ly Tong and fans
Hopefully the holidays will bring better luck to Hero Ly Tong, because these last few days haven’t been good. First, he got defrauded out of a bunch of money. Then he lost his lawyers in a case of assault against a singer – it’s not clear if he fired them or they fired him. He also lost faith in the high hopes he’d pinned on the newly elected D.A., “a Jew.”
Somebody in Atlanta – with an address on “Gun Club Rd” no less, printed checkbooks with the same account and routing number (which Tong called “Round” number) as Tong’s, and wrote it for $50. Tong lost $50 from that, he said in an email.
Then someone charged his credit card number $100 and $6.95. Not clear how it happened.
And then he bought some video editing software from Corel, and even though he couldn’t download it he got charged for it all the same. So he’s out another $79.98.
Check out this printout from his online banking. He complained to his bank, Wells Fargo, and got his $50 back, but not the other three charges.
And on 12/22 he announced that his lawyers were not representing him any more. The main point seems to be that he wanted to proceed to trial but his lawyers kept trying to make him plead.
And apparently they didn’t want to go to trial, so they filed a motion to withdraw, he consented, and now he’s on the Public Defender’s list.
In a lengthy email explaining his reasonings, Tong disclosed that his lawyer Tam Nguyen (in pic below) also told Tong that the current judge, Philip Pennypacker, is very “friendly” (Tam Nguyen’s words as quoted by Tong) to Nguyen because he was one of the people who voted for the judge. But the judge was retiring, so Nguyen wanted Tong to plead out.
Tong also disclosed that his lawyers had told him the newly elected Santa Clara County District Attorney, “a Jew,” would be more sympathetic. But when the new D.A. didn’t fire the prosecutor in charge of the case, Kevin Cogbill, they freaked out. Check it out here if you read Vietnamese.
Guess it means Ly Tong won’t be saying “Chanukah Sameach” any time soon.
So, Merry Christmas, Ly Tong.