State seeks to halt $5.8 billion lien against Augusta judge

Inmate sentenced by Judge Carl Brown in 2001 took legal action

Georgia’s attorney general has filed a motion in Richmond County to cancel a $5.8 billion lien against Superior Court Judge Carl Brown filed by an inmate he sentenced, court records show.

The lien was filed by Darryl Walker, who is serving a life sentence at Wheeler Correctional Facility for burglary, kidnapping, rape and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. Brown was the judge who placed him in the state prison system in 2001.

The lien is the latest in unusual post-trial motions from Walker that include his copyrighting his name, then charging court employees a $250,000 infringement fee when it’s used in legal documents. Walker also wrote “No Trespassing” eight times on a piece of paper and invoiced the clerk of court $500,000 in trespassing fines.

The lien was billed against Brown on Sept. 22, 2010, for “breach of agreement, dishonor of instrument … kiddnapping (sic) fraud etc. per your default and agreement in the matter,” according to records. Walker gave Brown 30 days to remit $5.8 billion in currency or “silver at par.”

Brown was notified of an overdue payment Dec. 10, 2010, around the time Walker appointed power of attorney over himself and affixed a common-law copyright to his name. Subsequent signatures included the copyright symbol after Walker’s name.

An official Uniform Commercial Code lien was filed against Brown on Oct. 18, 2011, with Walker signing off “in the interest of justice – may our Creator guide you and others in your decision.” All of the local judges have recused themselves in the matter; Judge Lawton Stephens, of the 10th Judicial Administrative District of Georgia, has been assigned the case.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said in his Jan. 6 motion to remove a “nonconforming lien” that Brown is not “indebted or obligated to the party that filed the Lien in any way.”

“Obviously, (the lien) is baseless,” Olens spokeswoman Lauren Kane said, but the petition is a necessary step to have the lien officially canceled.

Brown would not comment directly on an open legal matte, but public record gives an indication of his opinion about the constant motions from Walker. In a letter dated last Nov. 15, denying Walker’s petition for removal from the sex offender registry, Brown says Walker “has manifested his frustration with this Court by filing for non-traditional methods of relief.” That includes petitions for “outrageous sums of money.”

Brown can comprehend “no rational purpose” for the petitions other than “to abuse the privilege of filing documents and pleadings in the Office of the Superior Court Clerk of Richmond County and to harass this Judge, in his individual capacity, as well as his staff.”

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