Saturday, February 14, 2009

Former Federal Prosecutor Sued for Wrongful Death

/PRNewswire/ -- A former Assistant United States Attorney, Aaron Danzig, has been accused of grossly overreached in his investigation in the case versus Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals and its executives. According to a lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court case number 2009CV164522, it has resulted in the wrongful death of Jessica Holda, the wife of Hi-Tech Vice President, Tom Holda.

Defendant Aaron Danzig tried to get Jessica Holda to cooperate against her husband, but was notified in writing that she was not interested. Defendant Danzig then launched a full scale campaign against Jessica Holda to intimidate her into providing information against her husband, under the threat that she would be indicted, tried, sent to jail, and thus denied visitation with her infant daughter.

The complaint alleges that Defendant Danzig had personal conversations, without knowledge or permission of counsel, wherein the Defendant urged Jessica Holda to inspect the house in which she lived to make copies of various documents which were the forwarded to Defendant. It is also alleged that Defendant Danzig directed warrantless searches by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel and installation of secret listening devices in Jessica's home and automobile.

As time passed Jessica became more paranoid and fearful that she would be arrested and her infant daughter would be taken away from her. Aaron Danzig also had the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services come to her home in an attempt to have the couple's 1 1/2-year-old daughter removed from her custody.

In the morning of February 19, 2007 Jessica Holda committed suicide with a gun she bought in December. In her suicide note, she stated that she had done nothing wrong. All she did was "trade a car." She went on to say: "I hope Aaron Danzig feels some kind of remorse. I blame him with my struggles of wanting to live."

This lawsuit was brought by Jeffrey Alan Jones, as executor of the Estate of Jessica Rose Hollibaugh Holda for the benefit of Amber Stephania Holda. The lawsuit charges Aaron Danzig for infliction of emotional distress upon Jessica Holda and Wrongful Death. It is alleged the conduct was intentional and reckless; and was extreme and outrageous for a public official, officer of the Court, and an attorney for the United States Government. Aaron Danzig is now a partner in the Atlanta law firm Arnall Golden Gregory. At the time of Jessica Holda's death she was 27 years old.

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