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Dianne Pearce

About Me: 

In 1980, I founded the Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since 1980 literally thousands of wildlife patients were rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild as a result of the work of thousands of CWS volunteers and student interns.

By 1999 the Sanctuary had received two valuable land donations. Over the next few years Maryland State Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and wealthy US Democratic Party campaign contributor Dorothy Shapiro of Potomac, Maryland worked together to gain ownership of the two valuable Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary properties – the 90-acre Showell Wetlands Site and the 7.79-acre historic Aspin Hill Site.

Gansler and Shapiro utilized State of Maryland, Worcester County and Montgomery County courts charging me personally with numerous offenses resulting in ongoing and overlapping legal proceedings meant to debilitate me emotionally, financially and professionally.

The most glaring case of injustice occurred in August 2007 when I was jailed for two weeks in the Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill, Maryland.


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