Snohomish County employee sending anonymous public records requests, again!

Who let these pigs out?


Last week Noah Haglund and Jerry Cornfield posted an article without fact checking prior to publishing.  The title of the story was “Anonymous records request seeks data from 1,000 county phones.”


Some of my friends sent me letters suggesting that the Snohomish County Daily Herald was trying to imply that the Gold Bar Reporter was the anonymous public records requester. Pretty laughable shit knowing what we uncovered about Snohomish County’s government thugs trying to change the Public Records Act every year since we started reporting the news pursuant to RCW 5.68.010 ( Media Shield).

Snohomish County Executive’s Officers Long History of Trying to Change the Public Records Act

From 2010 to 2011, Snohomish County Executive’s officers sent a demented old grandfather to Olympia to talk about how terrible it is that he had to turn over public records implicating him ( Gold Bar’s then Mayor Joe Beavers) in gross civil rights violations. But then when he emailed a nasty letter to open government his little old grandfather façade allowed others to finally see his true colors.

In 2012, Snohomish County Executive Officer, Kevin “shorty” Hulten created a fake company, Edmond Thomas, and he too sent anonymous public records requests to Snohomish County attempting to change the Public Records Act. Reason, to gain sympathy during the next legislative session to change the Public Record Act.

But oh no, Mr. Hulten got caught mainly by us, who then turned over the evidence to the Snohomish County Daily Herald.


And then last year ( 2014), Snohomish County Prosecutor Sister Sara DiVittorio went down to the Sunshine Committee and said ” we are out of money to protect county employees.”


We exposed Sister Sara as her ” slip of the lip” statements about how the County was out of money to protect county employees from open government supporters.  Sister Sara’s slip of the tongue statements were absolutely pathetic, especially coming from a lawyer who is sworn in to uphold the great state of Washington’s laws. Instead, Sister Sara is breaking them.

Of course, as somewhat of an electronic evidence expert ( after five years of reading .pst files) I knew that there is no way that the Snohomish County Daily Herald would do what it did when Gold Bar’s then Mayor Crystal Hill resigned and not request a copy of Crystal Hill’s resignation letter.

So after seeing the Daily Herald’s article on Sunday,  I couldn’t resist seeing who Mr. Public Records Requester was, so I sent a public records request for a copy of Mr. Public Records Requesters Public Records Request with metadata.

See Mr. Public Records Requester’s PRR:

Snohomish County employee sending anonymous public records requests, again! 


From: Snohomish County Public Records [] Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:49 PM To: Subject: Public Records Request :: K002245-082415

— Please respond above this line —


We have received the information back from WebQA that you requested. The IP Address for all three requests received on June 18, 2015 from Mr. Public Requestor is

This request is now closed.

If you have any further questions please contact me.

Thank you,

Teri Lawrie

Public DisclosureAdministrative Assistant

Snohomish County InformationServices

3000 Rockefeller Ave MS 709

Everett, WA 98201

PH: (425)388-3946FX:(425)388-3999

NOTICE:  All emails, and attachments, sent to and from Snohomish County are public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56)

To monitor the progress or update your request click here: Public Records Center

For those of you Who have no idea what an IP Address is see:, and type in Mr. Public Requester Records Requester’s IP Address as Ms. Lawrie stated above,

If you follow the above steps, You can see that it’s linked directly to Snohomish County government.

General IP Information

Decimal: 3484877086
ASN: 6295
ISP: Snohomish County Government
Organization: Whidbey Internet Services
Services: None detected
Type: Corporate
Assignment: Static IP

Geolocation Information

Continent: North America
Country: United States us flag
State/Region: Washington
City: Everett
Latitude: 47.979  (47° 58′ 44.40″ N)
Longitude: -122.2021  (122° 12′ 7.56″ W)
Postal Code: 98201


Perhaps the Snohomish County Daily Herald will do a little investigation prior to reporting that the requester is anonymous. It’s very tiring to be only one of two real journalist in Snohomish County.

Sounds like false certification by public officer to us. We’re going to keep working on getting the name of cockroach Who is trying to change open government laws from inside Snohomish County government.

Once we have their name/s, we’re going to post . That’s a promise!

More fraud involving Snohomish County? 

No it can’t be, Snohomish County fraud?


I have to admit, Snohomish County never ceases to amaze me on just how corrupt our government is.  Earlier this week I received a tip that Snohomish County developer Lobstag Dargey was under investigation by the Securties and Exchange Commission (SEC).

According to the SEC, Dargey misappropriated over 17.6 Million dollars from investors.  This of course led me to start investigating who Dargey is connected to up here in Snohomish County.  Well it didn’t take me long to obtain a list of public officials who believe we’re on the take.  I have read over 1 ** million emails between and among public officials here in Washington, and with that experience I know who the dirty politicians are and who are pretty darn boring.

Although not exclusive, Lobstag Dargey is directly connected to the following Corrupt public officials up here in corurt Snohomish County:

Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson

Executive John Lovick

Former Executive employee Kevin “shorty” Hulten

Senator Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens)

Former Reardon executive employee Jon Rudicil

Executive  employee Brian Perry ( a left over bag of trash from Reardon’s administration)

Former Executive Aaron Reardon

Executive Deputy Director Mark Ericks

At least for Aaron Reardon and Kevin Hulten the ties to Dargey are fairly easy, Reardon’s pennies for his home in Indigo California and Kevin Hulten’s extend stay housing program  in the  San Fransicisco Bay Area for just over a year after he plead guilty to evidence tampering.

This corruption up here in Snohomish County government runs so deep it’s like diarrhea 24-7

When you see one cockroaches there are hundreds more behind the walls. We can’t wait to hear who Dargey rats out as taking bribes with the missing 17.6 million.  But from land deals, we suspect it’s several corrupt pieces of shit from Snohomish County’s Executive officers club.

” the lights come on, the cockroaches scatter”

** originally posted 5 Million instead of 1 Million, a clerical error **

I love RCW 42.56


I feel very fortunate to be a Washingtonian!   The Public Records Act ( RCW 42.56) has been instrumental in exposing several government officers gross acts of Domestic Spying in Washington State.

An insider from Snohomish County tells me that we have a Whistleblower . . .


Former Gold Bar Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington’s fraud EXPOSED

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Former Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington  ( nee Berg) EXPOSED

The Gold Bar Reporters were first to break the story about Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington’s bank fraud conviction. According to a former insider, it’s a little about what Gold Bar’s Mayor Linda Loen and Joe Beavers are covering up inside the emails. Costing the taxpayers of Gold Bar over $1,000,000.00 as of today with no end in sight.

According to the Washington State Auditor’s Gold Bar Audit report, dated November 2014, there’s over $200,000.00 missing from the City’s funds ( water) and not one single employee can explain where it went.

According to a former Gold Bar council member,  ” I believe Crystal Hill was stealing from the City!”

We here at the Gold Bar Reporters have read enough emails between Crystal Hill and Gold Bar’s former clerk treasurer Laura Kelly to know that Crystal Hill and Laura Kelly were involved in a check cashing scheme. The scheme as we exposed in 2013 involved Crystal Hill, a non-lawyer, signing up for Continue Legal Education and other classes, paid for with Gold Bar taxpayer monies, then canceling, then having a refund check reissued.

Since Crystal Hill’s Bank of America account in Sultan was frozen for continuing to pass bad bank checks  ( 2006-2009) to her mortgage holder and others, even after she plead guilty to bank fraud for the same offense, Gold Bar’s clerk Laura Kelly would cash the refund check and give Crystal Hill cash in return.

Our readers should know that there’s no evidence that Laura Kelly or Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg bank fraud 2005) returned the refunded monies to the taxpayers of Gold Bar.

The Washington State Auditor’s November 2014 report noted that there’s $200,000.00 missing from the City of Gold Bar funds that not one employee can explain where it went.


In July 2012, Gold Bar’s clerk treasurer was caught by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, via a hidden camera placed in her office inside Gold Bar City Hall putting stolen city funds back and then lying to a police officer.

Caught red handed, but since Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers needed Ms. Kelly’s declaration for ongoing litigation, and to assist in hiding his email crimes of domestic spying ( running illegal background checks on open government supporters out here in Gold Bar) and extortion scheme involving Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management’s former Director John E. Pennington,  Joe Beavers requested Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe and Seth Fine not prosecute Laura Kelly.

Mr. Fine was in charge of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s criminal unit at the time of each one of these offenses, but now with ongoing RICO suits pending as it relates to the County’s involvement, he was moved to the county’s civil unit.

According to our legal counsel, a clear obstruction of justice and RICO violations by all involved; and since Kelly was the City’s clerk treasurer at the time of the theft, a felony theft charge should have been pursued.

Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers is being sued for Racketeering in US Federal District Court, and the case in the appeals process awaiting the 9th Circuit’s Remand Order.

Gold Bar_clerk_Laura_ Kelly_ steals (2)  Left_Arrow  Click to the left to review Laura Kelly’s criminal police report

Late yesterday, we learned from another reporter that Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) also managed to obtain federal contracts with FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

There’s only problem for Crystal Hill Pennington; as a child raised by a father who worked for the federal government his whole life, I learned a lot about the internal workings of the federal government including that a  person who plead guilty to fraud of any kind is ineligible for federal contracts or federal employment of any kind.

Now, I had to call a friend who I attended law school with, who is now a federal attorney in Washington D.C. to answer one question:  If a person pleads guilty to fraud and manages to expunge their criminal history, either by deferred prosecution or expunging the conviction record itself, does this make them eligible to be awarded federal contracts?

The attorney said ” she is ineligible for most federal benefits, contracts or employment, as a result of her fraud conviction regardless of whether any state expunges the record. In fact, if you look at the application she had to affirm to under oath and sign, You will see an exclusion clause just above the signature line. This clause specifically requests that the person seeking federal contracts to affirm under oath that they have never plead guilty to or been convicted of fraud. Whether or not she’s eligible for state contracts is not relevenat to whether this excludes her from federal employment and contracts. ”

A complaint against Crystal Hill Pennington is being pursued and a public records request has been sent to FEMA EMI seeking copies of any files relating to Crystal Hill Pennington’s FEMA EMI contracts.  Once received, we will post copies.

If anyone thinks that this taxpayer will sit idle while my taxpayer monies are being misused to support a person who plead guilty to fraud, You don’t know me too well.

Reporting from the front lines of democracy.

Seattle Times basically calls Snohomish County Executive John Lovick out as the liar he is


The Seattle Times basically calls Snohomish County Executive John Lovick out as the liar he is.  Now, Seattle Times, lets report on Mark Erick’s criminal conduct as well.

The Seattle Times posted this statement ” voters should not be misled by Snohomish County Executive John Lovick’s campaign brochure. The Seattle Times editorial board recommends his challenger, Dave Somers. ”



Dave Somers endorsed by the Seattle Times

WA Court of Appeals Judge Marlin Appelwick’s emails calls into question every case involving Snohomish County



” Who let the pigs out? Welcome to Snohomish County Washington.”

Judge Marlin Appelwick (left), Snohomish County pigs ( center) and Snohomish County Ex. Lovick ( right)

For my readers;  those who know me pretty well know that I have spent my entire adult life fighting for the rights of the abused, poor, sick, disabled, and wrongfully accused. So when I saw the below email clearly calling into question every single case that involves Washington Court of Appeals Division I Judge Marlin Appelwick, I couldn’t turn a blind eye.

Judge Marlin Appelwick is a personal friend of Snohomish County Executive John Lovick and his email below to Snohomish County Executive John Lovick calls into every single case, criminal and civil, that Appelwick participated in since May 2013 ( when Lovick was sworn in as Executive).

When there’s a personal relationship between a Judge and the leader of Snohomish County, Recusal is not only expected, but should be mandatory (See, unless You live in Washington State.

Below is a copy of an email sent to me by another reporter late yesterday.


 My heart felt congratulations on becoming the executive.   You have always impressed me with your demeanor and abilities.  The county is in good hands, my friend.


Judge Marlin J. Appelwick

Court of Appeals, Division I

600 University, 26th Floor

Seattle, WA  98101-4170


This email above calls into question every case Judge Marlin Appelwick participated in involving Snohomish County in any way. Also, since Judge Marlin Appelwick is a sitting Judge in Washington Court of Appeals Division I, that’s a hell of a lot of cases, including criminal cases, because Skagit, King, San Juan and Snohomish Counties are the only districts inside Washington Court of Appeals Division One.

Friends have no business sitting in on cases involving a friend; using Marlin Appelwick’s own words above.

Better question is: how many cases did Marlin Appelwick make any decision on when Snohomish County was the Appellant or Defendant?   Now one might say, well we can’t expect Judges not to have friends. However, when a person’s liberty is at stake, there are NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Our readers can only speculate as to how many innocent defendants never received a fair trail and are sitting in jail because of Judge Marlin Appelwick’s personal relationship to Snohomish County’s political bums.

With Marlin Appelwick’s personal friendship to Snohomish County’s John Lovick, Geoffrey Gibbs, and John E. Pennington, now exposed, it’s no wonder why Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers was bragging that he had the courts in his pocket.


Snohomish County Executive John Lovick ( as evidenced by the email above)

Snohomish County Commissioner Geoffrey Gibbs ( see

Law Firm of Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. ( law firm was also cited with Gibbs, Ogden, and Appelwick for lobbying violations), and

John E. Pennington, an uneducated political left over from disgraced Executive Aaron Reardon’s trash can, who caused the deaths of 43 residents in the Oso Washington mudslide debacle ( a source once close to John E. Pennington stated that Pennington and Appelwick were fairly close friends while in the Legislature).

Judge Appelwick was contacted for comment. If he does, his comments as it relates to this story will be posted without edit.

The list above is not an all inclusive list, so if Our readers have any other names of political scum that You know are directly connected to any politician inside Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, or King Counties here in Washington, please send your tips to

Anyone who would like to contact Judge Marlin Appelwick can do so at

But our readers can rest assure that every single case Appelwick has been involved in relating in any way to the politicians herein are being researched, so stay tuned.

 Sohomish County Daily Herald publishes intentionally false story as political favors to advertisers


Snohomish County Daily Herald Editor, Scott North,  publishes intentionally false article as political favor to to its largest advertiser Geoffrey Gibbs, an attorney with Anderson Hunter, guilty of fraud. Although Geoffrey Gibbs was charged with “fraud” by the Washington State attorney General’s Office, he was able to get himself appointed to the WSBA Board of thieves (Governors).

This just after Block was notified that she was nominated for the Bunting Award from Washington Coalition for Open Government just behind the Daily Herald.

BuntingAwardLettersBlock    Left_ArrowClick to the left to view Washington Coalition for Open Govt’s letter

What was exposed by documents massive WA State Bar corruption involving attorney Geoffrey Gibbs using his influences with WA Courts to “fix cases” and his influence has lead to 43 % of all disbarred lawyers inside  Washington State coming from Snohomish County. In comparison, King County, which houses 1/2 of all Washington State attorneys amounts to only 11 % of disciplined lawyers in Washington State.

My mother’s always said ” if it smells like coffee, it probably is.”  The Snohomish County Reporter has investigated Snohomish County’s corruption and posted her findings below.


But most of you know me as the journalist and author who resigned from the Washington State Bar citing massive corruption.  Honest as they get; never been convicted of a crime, and pay more than my fair share of taxes.

As my readers can imagine, I was surprised to receive an email while in sitting on the shores in the great state of Maine writing my final chapter in my book ” No sunshine where the cockroaches roam ”  in its final chapter ” Reforming the Washington State Bar, taking politics out of the practice of law” published by the Snohomish County Daily Herald’s Editor Scott North which meets the level of actual malice.  I demanded that the Herald publish an immediate retraction, but the Herald’s liability is already assumed under Washington State law.


Our legal counsel stated that when a news source publishes a story it knows to be false, Our Supreme Court held it’s actual malice.  Scott North knew that Gold Bar activist Anne Block was not ” suspended” as a result of the Washington State Bar’s ongoing investigation, but he made a conscious decision to publish this false story anyways.

Our Court’s held in New York Times v. Sullivan that when a news company publishes stories that that it knows to be false, actual malice is presumed.


The Washington State Bar’s own website confirms that Anne Block’s icense was suspended for ” non-payment” of dues , not as Scott North falsely published as a result of an ongoing disciplinary investigation.


Furthermore, Block’s resignation letter, which Scott North copied in on, stated her reasons for resigning, all which included her desire to write and expose corrupt government officials including those connected to the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary, mainly attorneys Linda Eide and Lin O’Dell.


What our readers may not know if that Anderson Hunter is one of the Herald’s largest advertisers and I republished articles documenting that Snohomish County Commissioner Geoffrey Gibbs is guilty of fraud as stated and published by the Washington State attorney general’s office.  See

The Snohomish County Daily Herald intentionally publishing a false story incorrectly reporting ” the Bar suspended Block’s license as an ongoing disciplinary investigation ”  is simply NOT true and Scott North’s only record as it relates to this issue was a copy of Block’s resignation letter to the Bar stating that she was resigning after public records obtained from Snohomish County via RCW 42.56 documented that Snohomish County’s former Director ( removed and placed on paid administrative leave  after he caused 43 deaths in Oso mudslide debacle) and WA State lead counsel Linda Eide were “plotting and planning” via email a WSBA complaint as a result of Block’s First Amendment protected activity months (Sept 2013) before any investigation started against Block.

The United States Post Office records documented that John E. Pennington and Crystal Hill ( nee Berg convicted of bank fraud in 2005 and charged with child abuse of a six year child in November 2008) were “bribing” a Washington State Bar hearing officer named Lin O’Dell, using her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech using public post office box  Mark Plivilech set up a post office box in Duvall Washington. O’Dell and Pliivlech live five hours away in Cheney Washington, but within weeks after O’Dell was assigned to investigate political appointee John Pennington’s complaint solely based on First Amendment protected activity, all accurate stories on John E. Pennington’s molesting two boys in a San Diego church and the fact that John Pennington is a prime suspect in the rape of 5 year old little girl from Cowlitz County, within three blocks of the Penningtons home in Duvall Washington.

 Mr Plivilech and Ms O’Dell must enjoy these eight hour round trip drives from Spokane to Duvall to retrieve their pay off drops from the Penningtons. 

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See also

After seeing emails  ( received via the Public Records Act RCW 42.56)  between and among Washington State Bar lead counsel  Linda Eide and John E. Pennington documenting beyond any shadow of a doubt  a personal relationship existed by the corrupt duo in Septembers 2013,  Block resigned from the WA State Bar citing massive corruption, criminal harassment pedophile and former Director John E. Pennington and convicted bank fraudster Crystal Hill ( nee Berg) and further told the Washington State Bar to stay out of her First Amendment protected activity.

Once Gold Bar Reporter Block received a legal opinion that the Snohomish County Daily Herald’s article as stated herein does in fact meet the level of actual malice needed to prevail on a defamation lawsuit, the Snohomish County Daily Herald’s parent company, located in Victoria British Columbia Canada, Black Press, was been notified that it will be sued in U.S. Federal Court for “defamation.”

U. S. Federal Court retains jurisdiction when a company being sued by a Washington resident is an out of the Country defendant.

Contrary to the intentionally false statements Snohomish County’s Daily Herald Editor Scott North published, the Washington State Bar has not taken any disciplinary action against Block because it has NO jurisdiction over a non-client political pedophile John E. Pennington’s complaint based solely upon First Amendment protected actively as a result of Block exposing John E. Pennington as the pedophile he is, and his wife Crystal Hill (nee Berg) for bank fraud (2005 conviction in Sno Co Evergreen District).

But Scott North did get part of his story correct. The Washington State Bar was notified that they will be sued in U.S Federal District under RICO.  An issue Judge Jones, a member of the Washington State Bar’s Board could not address in Block’s RICO suit because the 9th Circuit Chief has issued legal opinion that all WA State Bar members must recuse themselves from cases involving the Bar when the Bar is a defendant.

Spokane attorney Lin O’Dell is now under fraud investigation as a result Our investigation. Lin O’Dell and Plivilech have been stealing client’s identity and monies, almost all elderly clients with no chance of defending themselves. A story the Gold Bar Reporter broke.

The Snohomish County Daily Herald has 24 hours to print and publish a “retraction” and issue an apology letter to Block as it relates to its intentionally false stories,  otherwise Block will exercise her legal right under the 7th Amendment resulting in a defamation suit to be filed in US Federal District Court.

With Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block promising a lawsuit against the Snohomish County Daily Herald within weeks, let’s see how the Snohomish County Daily Herald responds to its editor Scott North’s intentionally  publishing a false story as a favor to its largest advertiser Anderson Hunter only after we started exposing Anderson Hunter’s lawyer Geoffrey Gibbs for fraud and lying on his judicial application as Snohomish County Commission.

According to legal counsel, when a public official files false statements it’s a crime iPn Washington State.

For more up to date stories exposing Snohomish County corruption, please see

Unlike the Scott North, some news reporters do report the truth. Noah is a great reporter.


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