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An Open Letter From Chris Williams

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Lately I have been dealing with lots of issues that I never imagined I would ever be confronted with. The first couple of months in prison were very stressful, but I am now feeling overwhelmed with betrayal and loss.

Chris Williams and Kari Boiter, moments before the jury announces Chris's "guilty" verdict, 2012
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Chris Williams and Kari Boiter, moments before the jury announces Chris’s “guilty” verdict, 2012

I need to let you know that I am very grateful to all of you for your support and interest in my case. I am also very grateful for the things that Kari Boiter has done to help my son and me. However, I can see now that Kari was not being altruistic and kind. She was and is actually suffering from some serious mental issues. She has betrayed me and created a situation that I am unable to deal with from the confines of prison.

In the end, my breakdown in communication with Kari is a result of her unprofessional infatuation with me and a bad judgment call on my part in the days before my trial. As a result of that mistake, I am now dealing with sociopathic behavior.

The lies and backhanded actions that Kari has taken border on fraud. I recently received a list of what she considers my financial debt to her. According to this list she is currently still representing me and I am indebted to her for this for an enormous amount of money. This list of things I she says I owe her for is exhaustive and I cannot begin to say how much stress this has created in me.

This is the "bill" sent to Chris Williams in federal prison by "volunteer activist" Kari Boiter
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“Thank you for your business!”
This is the “bill” sent to Chris Williams in federal prison by “volunteer activist” Kari Boiter

Kari has lied and changed my personal account information preventing my representatives from accessing my own personal accounts. This has been going on since May 2014.

Kari Boiter claims she spent $6,000 on the bus trip from California to Missoula, Montana, to Chris Williams' sentencing [Cannabis Now]
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Kari Boiter claims she spent $6,000 on the bus trip from California to Missoula, Montana, to Chris Williams’ sentencing. (At least two others who were on the trip dispute that figure.)
[Cannabis Now]

During the time that Kari has represented me she has received an award from Americans For Safe Access as their “advocate of the year.” She has received payment from the November Coalition, and she has received funds in my name through a PayPal account. She has refused to account for where the funds she has raised in my name have gone. I have no way of knowing whether or not this account is still active.

I am in prison for taking a stand for what is right. I am not able to have many of my rights, but I should have the right to be able to say who is going to represent me out in the world. Kari has taken that right away from me.

Kari Boiter through her attorney Douglas Hiatt has lied and manipulated this situation for the past several months. I am now washing my hands of these despicable snakes. They act as if they care about prisoners of the drug war and prisoners like myself, but their actions are purely motivated by self-interest.

I would hope that this type of selfishness and unprofessional behavior would not be tolerated in this community. Unfortunately the powers that be at Americans for Safe Access did not deem this issue important enough to address, which concerns me. I would hate for another defendant or prisoner to have to go through similar abuse.

I will not address these issues again. Please be aware that neither my representatives (Cheri Sicard and Kristin Flor) nor myself have access to my personal Facebook page. The domains FreeChrisWilliams.com (and FreeChrisWilliams.org. and FreeChrisWilliams.info) are also under Kari Boiter’s control as she registered them after we had terminated our relationship and refuses to transfer them to my representatives.

Also be aware that NO ONE is authorized to collect money in my name. If there still is a PayPal account in my name it still being controlled by Kari Boiter and none of those funds have been given to me or accounted for.

Thank you again for your interest in my case and your continued support.

Be Well,
Chris

Facebook Page: Free Chris Williams

 

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