Baker Case Biographies
Abraham Jacob Alkhabaz has used the name Jake Baker since his parents
were divorced 5 years ago, and his father moved to Lebanon.
Baker is a 21-year old sophomore in the University of Michigan's
College of Literature, Science, and Arts (LSA). He has been stereotyped
in the press as intellectual and socially inept.
Arthur Gonda is (presumably) an Ontario man that Baker corresponded with.
Authorities have been unable to locate Gonda, suggesting that the name
is a pseudonym. Gonda's computer account has been inactive since January.
Vilma Baker is Jake's mother. She is a creative writing teacher in
David Cahill is Baker's civil attorney. He is handling Baker's appeal
of his suspension from the University. Cahill is also handling another
civil case brought against the University by [Redacted], who was improperly
prosecuted under the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Douglas Mullkoff is Baker's criminal defense attorney. He is handling
the government case against Baker.
James J. Duderstadt
James Duderstadt is the President of the University. He suspended Baker
using broad powers granted him by a regental bylaw.
Catharine Mackinnon is a professor at the University's Law School.
She is counseling the woman named in Baker's story. Mackinnon believes
that some speech defaming women should be legally punishable.
MacKinnon is a well-known feminist legal scholar who has been very
active in extending the reach of sexual harassment theories.
A communications department lecturer who teaches a course on First
Amendment law. Lowenstein has been interviewed by the Daily as an
expert in the field.
A University public relations official.
Greg Stejskal is an FBI agent who investigated Baker and filed an
affidavit against him.
Ken Chadwell is the U.S. Attorney prosecuting Baker's case.
A spokesperson for the Detroit U.S. Attorney's office.
Magistrate Judge Thomas A. Carlson
Carlson denied bail for Baker, calling Baker "a ticking bomb."
Magistrate Judge Stephen Pepe
Conducted Baker's arraignment.
Judge Avern Cohn
Avern Cohn is the federal judge trying Baker's case. Cohn released Baker
on bond based on a psychological evaluation. Cohn is also the judge
which ruled the University's speech code unconstitutional.
Director of the Michigan branch of the ACLU.
Ervin Mitchell is the accused Ann Arbor rapist. He has been connected
to more than a dozen rapes and attempts in Ann Arbor and nearby cities
by MO and DNA evidence. He escaped multiple rape convictions in a nearby
city on legal technicalities.
[Redacted for privacy concerns]
[Redacted] was improperly convicted of "harassment" under the University's
SSRR. Standards of evidence, hearing procedure, and statute of limitations
defined in the SSRR were violated in the case. [Redacted] was not allowed
representation by an attorney and was not allowed to reasonably represent
herself by the judge in the case. [Redacted] has filed a civil lawsuit against
Phil Watson is a Virginia man Baker corresponded with via e-mail. Watson
forwarded Baker's e-mail and stories to the University and federal officials.