Earlier this year I wrote about hacker Marty Gottesfeld being denied bail by Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler who has ties to Harvard Medical School who runs the hospital Marty is alleged to have hacked in response to the medical kidnapping of Justina Pelletier. She determined that Gottesfeld is a “flight risk.”
(For perspective, note that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT contractor who was arrested for fraud while literally attempting to flee the country was released with a GPS monitor while Gottesfeld has been sitting in prison for years awaiting trial.)
Now it looks like Bowler has an even bigger conflict of interest in this case. Bowler is a an emeritus member of the board of directors for The Boston Foundation, a philanthropic foundation who gives money to the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network who along with Boston Children’s Hospital is the target of the Pelletier family’s lawsuit over the medical kidnapping of their daughter Justina.
Thankfully, the troublingly compromised Bowler is not the trial judge for Gottesfeld’s case. That will be one of the more conservative federal judges in Massachusetts, Nathanial M. Gorton. Gorton was the Boston judge who ruled to discontinue the restraining order against President Trump’s executive order that paused travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries until vetting procedures could be reviewed.