Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Will Zimmermann Return in July?

A reporter told me Zimmermann is expecting to return to Minneapolis by bus and check into a halfway house on July 10th.

I checked with the BOP again and they won't say whether he is or isn't going to return to Minneapolis on July 10th.

Also, my second Freedom of Information request for the Zimmemrann FBI tapes was denied. The FBI said I needed to get a signed waiver from Zimmermann. I sent a waiver form to Zimmermann weeks ago... I have not received a reply.

I have heard rumors that Zimmermann plans to return to politics and may run again for the city council.

If Zimmermann does return in July, I hope reporters ask him to sign the waiver so people can see what is on those tapes.

Friday, June 06, 2008

The CPRT Throws Dean Zimmermann Under the Pod

Looks like Dean Zimmermann's $500-$600 million Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system plan has been scrubbed from the
Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit (CPRT.org) website. A small section of the map still appears (with a broken link) in the upper right-hand corner on the front page of Jerry Schneider's wacky gadgetbahn site. Did this video had anything to do with scrubbing the former Minneapolis councilman's map from the CPRT website?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Dean Zimmermann to Complete Last 6 Months of Sentence in Federal Prison

Gary Dean Zimmermann wrote a letter that appeared in the April issue of The Alley (PDF file) that claimed he was going to be released July 10th, 2008:

But my stay here in Colorado will soon be coming to an end. On July 10th of this year I am to check into the Volunteers of America half-way house in Minneapolis, E. Lake St. & 29th Ave. So., for the last 6 months of my sentence.

According to the Bureau of Prisons inmate locator, Zimmermann's current release date from Federal Prison Camp-Englewood in Littleton, Colorado is January 5, 2009.

I have confirmed the new release date with the staff at Englewood.