“When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]” Anne Bishop

Do not be afraid. Stand firm. And he raised his staff over the King County sea of corruption and the sea parted… 


Then  Washington State Bar criminal defense counsel Kevin Tarvin changed his mind and let the sea swallow up his clients…

Do you have any idea how big this is? Says defense counsel Kevin Tarvin for Jason Markley…


When Kevin Tarvn ( Tarvin) first noticed King County animal control officer, Jenee Westberg in court, she had obviously gained an unhealthy amount of weight since he viewed her online photos he grabbed. Her body was bulging its way out of her King County Animal Control uniform at every seam.

Her teeth were stained badly and deteriorating. Her hair was dry and un-kept. Tarvin knew these symptoms well. He had, decades ago, directed his practice to defending DUI’s and drug offenses mostly in district court. Most of his clients were addicts. If anyone knew, Tavin did.

At one time, Tarvin was a young promising prosecutor in the City of Kirkland with a shining career ahead of him. But a political scandal had him abandoning that path. He was accused of breaching the privacy of the defendant’s home using photo “evidence” that was taken of a political sign through an un-curtained window with a zoom lens… in the privacy of an innocent person’s home.

While that was a long time ago, Kevin was staying out of politics now. And he did that for years, as far as he could, even though as a devote Mormon it meant dealing with defending drug addicts. He was making a good living traveling to little district court “cattle calls” all over the state defending the non-descript clients who gladly pay him $1,000 – $2,000 a pop to keep them out of jail for their night boozing and drugging on the town.

Somehow Tarvin and his officemate Gene Piculell managed to reel in a nice married couple accused of animal cruelty from another attorney. How that happened was sketchy and smelled fishy but each of them had a client and all the same evidence to use. Double the case revenue with half the effort.

When Tavin first saw Westberg that day in person, it was unmistakable. She was using drugs.

Like any good defense attorney, he headed straight for the computer in his office. He searched for Jenee Westberg in the district court dockets listed online. Viola! Two hits! His intuition and experience were spot on.

King County Deputy Prosecutor Gretchen Holmgren’s star witness King County Animal Control Officer Jenee Westberg had been felony arrested for shoplifting at the Kent Kmart and attempted bribery of a police officer with the $500 she had in her purse in 2006. She lied repeatedly to the police prompting a second search of her purse revealing more theft she had lied about having. She pled guilty. This means there was a conviction. Inexplicably, the judge gave her a pass. The case was deferred – meaning it would be dismissed if she stayed out of trouble for 12 months. (To Westberg that means not getting caught because she was a career criminal and that career was going strong at that point).

In 2008, Westberg was felony arrested again. This time it was even more spectacular, a 19-count drug arrest. It’s called VUCSA, Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

According to the police report Westberg, through her sometime incoherent drug super, lied repeatedly to the Black Diamond Police just as she did in the shoplifting case two years earlier. This time it was the perfect storm. She was driving impaired, smoking a full pipe of pot, no insurance, no registration, someone else’s car, wet empty alcohol containers in the back, and a plethora of illegal drugs – including Oxycodone – in pharmaceutical containers that did not have her name on them.

She refused a field sobriety test two months before it would have meant a license revocation.   Refusing a field sobriety test as a King County employee was also was grounds for immediate termination and she was guilty of animal cruelty – she had her little dog in the car getting exposed to her drug smoking with her during her DUI.   The irony of it.

However there was a problem. At the time, she was slotted to give testimony in some 15 cases of animal cruelty for the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

After carefully placing her badge in plain view of Police Officer Huff because Westberg didn’t have her license on her, she attempted to convince Officer Huff to give her “professional courtesy.” Huff wasn’t going for it. Jenee got arrested.

Her supervisor, ACO Steve Courvion was called to come get her dog while the K-9’s alerted on the door panels and the car doors were dismantled. Jenee was placed in the back seat of Huff’s patrol car where she passed out still handcuffed. Office Huff took her photograph. Huff spent a great deal of time explaining to Courvion that there would be no professional courtesy.

This whole event was a bit problematic for Dan Satterberg and his King County prosecutors since Westberg was their main squeeze for alleging phony allegations of animal cruelty on innocent people so they could raid them of their animals, financially disable them then steal their properties.

Westberg was their primary witness. They had spent year training her through her mother Anne Westberg and her boss KCDPA Dan Clark. Westberg knew just how to phony up the photo evidence cropping the photos so that she could testify to something that didn’t exist. Westberg had been trained well by her boss ACO Dave Morris and Hope for Horses Jenny Edwards, Satterberg’s pet “experts” who were faces for animal rights extremeists Susan Michaels from Pasado’s Save Haven. Westberg knew exactly how to take photos somewhere else then testify that it was the defendant’s property, She even photographed different horses and would claim that those were the original horse.

Of course Tarvin didn’t know any of this at the time. Tarvin thought he had it in the bag. He would be a hero… like Moses parting the sea. King County Deputy Prosecutor Gretchen Holmgren (yes that’s Seahawk’s coach’s youngest) was caught in a spectacular – very public – bonafided Brady violation.

[Brady information is when the prosecutor is supposed to hand over any “exculpatory” information on the case. (“Exculpatory” means evidence that tends to prove the innocence of the person they are prosecuting). This was based on a case known as Brady vs. Maryland thus a Brady violation if the prosecutor fails to bring it up and is caught.] – It’s a very big deal.

Tarvin was very excited. He immediately demanded Gretchen turn over the Westberg case files.   After all it was King County who prosecuted Westberg for the VUSCA drug case four years earlier.

Tarvin wrote a scathing email to KCDPA Gretchen Holmgren. Gene Piculell, (Tarvin’s officemate defending Markley’s wife) followed up with another rather lengthy and angry diatribe).  It was a historic breach that created such a chasm in the waters of the King County, the earth trembled. The shaking could felt in China. They were both incensed and accused Gretchen of being ”casual” and “cavalier” with his client’s lives.

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And indeed Gretchen was. She was a woman without a soul. The apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree it seems.

But what Tarvin and Piculell did not know at the time was that Westberg was untouchable. That came straight from the top. Tarvin, who had been so successful at keeping out of his former prosecutor loop, didn’t get the memo.

Westberg’s mother, Ann Westberg, worked for Dan Clark who was the Criminal Chief Deputy Prosecutor at the Regional Justice Center. Clark was (and is still) also the chair of the “Brady committee” who decides what officer gets put on the Brady list… or not. (This is a list of people who can’t be trusted to tell the truth under oath). Somehow Westberg never made the list. It was now 2012.

Gretchen Holmgren got Tarvin’s demand for Westberg’s Brady data as she did the previous counsel a year earlier from Markley’s former counsel. At this point according to other sources, it appears Gretchen, in a panic, called public defender Dave Roberson, the man around town who likes high profile. He was the defense version of the “fixer.”

He had been called in to take a case from a public defender who was about to expose the phony animal cruelty case with Westberg a month earlier because the defendant was busy digging up fraud in the case. In that case, Roberson moved quickly and successfully suppressed every piece exculpatory of evidence including the video tape of the event taken of the incompetent veterinarian Hannah Mueller Evergreen and Jenee Westberg creating phony photo evidence.

Roberson threw the case.   In fact, at the time of Kevin Tarvin’s discovery of Westberg’s criminal background Roberson had just finished throwing his client under the bus in concert with King County Deputy Prosecutor, Maggie Nave – his King County prosecutor counterpart “fixer” prosecutor in front of Judge Jim Rogers.

In Roberson’s case, the background information about Westberg came after the fixed trial and tampered jury found her guilty. Roberson’s client was facing sentencing.

It was at that sentencing that Roberson disclosed the Brady violation to the court from Markley’s case. While King County Deputy Prosecutor Maggie Nave passively stood there agreeing with Roberson, she denied knowing anything about Westberg’s Brady issues.

Apparently Nave just “forgot” to mention she was the lead prosecutor who arranged Westberg’s guilty plea in 2008, concealing Westberg’s 19-count felony arrest, secreting Westberg’s nefarious employment sanctions, while she hid the third criminal misdemeanor that mysteriously disappeared mid docket (Ann Westberg was the supervisor in charge of IT in court records) that would have quelled the plea deal in front of Judge Mariane Spearman – wife of Court of Appeals Judge Michael Spearman.

Judge Michael Spearman would soon sit on the Court of Appeals panel for both cases and would protect his wife instead of justice for the wrongfully accused.

Maggie also was the architect behind the free pass of animal sex advocate James Tait, the man who led Kenneth Pinyan to his death having sex with a horse in a well-known brothel in Enumclaw in 2005 when Dan Satterberg was busy suppressing the fact there is full bore a animal sex trade going on right under the public’s noses.

Satterberg would tell the public that no charges beyond criminal trespass were possible for Pinyan because there were no anti-bestiality laws on the books at the time – or so Satterberg said… but…

What about the “murder” part? Did we all forget about the “murder” part? A man died! Apparently Maggie and Satterberg forgot about that little part in the heat of facilitating Tait’s move to stardom in the pro bestially movie “ZOO” about Pinyan’s practices and subsequent death.  They had full confessions of the two men who accompanied Pinyan into that barn where he met his death. They were running an animal sex brothel and often videotaped the “experience.” Sources say there are doctors, lawyers and high level politicians who have participated in this and paid five figures to do it.

When Gretchen called Roberson in a panic, Roberson kicked it into high gear. Roberson called Tarvin and apparently “convinced” Tarvin it would be in his best interests not to impeach Westberg with those police records while Tarvin was zealously defending his client Jason Markley.

Tarvin would have to find another way. Tarvin claimed he was told that he may see a woman claiming fraud in her own animal cruelty case at some time (Roberson didn’t mention it was his own client seeking justice). She’s just crazy; pay no mind to that man behind the curtain. Markley would recall that Tarvin repeated that message to him repeatedly while sharing that Roberson bragged he used to date Senator Maria Cantwell. (Roberson apparently has an archetype of women he likes).

Meanwhile Roberson is attempting to control his rather frisky client (the “crazy” lady) who knew she had been played. He would have to disclose the Westberg breach to her now that Tarvin had already parted the waters in what surely would have put a stop to Westberg’s siege at the hands of her bosses, in the Markley case.

And just like that, Tarvin recanted. The seas ebbed and his clients were swallowed up along with a real change in their family life of their four young children.

Meanwhile Roberson refused to let his client examine the Westberg case files documents he had received from Holmgren for another 3 months ensuring she would have little recourse to find the Markley case that was going to trial mid December. At her sentencing in late November Roberson then made a circular legal argument that Westberg wasn’t really “convicted” and he himself was to blame for not checking (inadequate assistance of counsel) in front of the judge. Roberson threw himself on the sword.

After three weeks of repeatedly telling his client that it was Gretchen Holmgren who had advised him of her own Brady violation, Roberson now recanted and told the court (Jim Rogers) that it was Maggie Nave who disclosed Westberg’s Brady issue and that Maggie didn’t know anything about it until Tarvin exposed it in the Markley case. This became a bit problematic when it was exposed that Westberg’s 19-count felony arrest was Maggie’s own case that she knowingly gave Westberg a free pass on.

When Tarvin got the Roberson call, he did exactly what he was told. He threw the case. This was the moment his office mate Gene Piculell went ballistic. Gene’s client was Markley’s wife. She ended with a hung jury in her favor 9-3. The bench, that is, Cheryl Carey, arranged to convict Markley the day before the jury verdict that her bailiff was reporting to her. The next day Judge Patrick Oshsi would replace Carey attempting to get a mistrial on the record when the jury came midsentence reporting a hung jury 9 -3 in favor of the defendant.

In addition to the $25,000 Markley gave Tarvin, Markley gave Tavin $3,000 to take him to the Court of Appeals, and to stay Markley’s jail time and community service, something Markley was entitled to. Tarvin took the money then didn’t stay the case. Markley had no choice but to report to jail. Tarvin kept the money then visited Markley in his last few days of jail asking where his children were. Markley fired him.

Then the strangest thing happened. The “crazy lady” showed up at Tarvin’s office. Only it turns out she wasn’t so “crazy.” She was an investigative reporter. Apparently that part was missed when she got targeted. And this tenured investigator was on the scent. She found Tarvin and talked with him for several hours.

Tarvin sang like a canary. He didn’t know why everyone said Westberg wasn’t really “convicted.” He’s been doing criminal law for decades and she pled guilty. That is a conviction. He didn’t mention the fact he failed to impeach Westberg with the evidence of those convictions he had in front of the jury. In fact he had her employment records with two “Loudermill” sanctions for dishonesty at the time. In addition to the arrests and convictions, she had been sanctioned for dishonesty and theft of county time on other unrelated instances (plus about 30 other police events he didn’t know about yet). Tarvin attempted to get the employment Loudermill sanctions into the record outside of the jury while Judge Carey attempted to give them erroneous exhibit numbers that would “hid” them from the court record.

The “crazy” lady then went down to the Regional Justice Center to review the Markley case file. She discovered the digital photo of the “after” horse. It had visited Adobe Photoshop CS3 for MAC. It was also a different color than the original horse “Alex.” Clearly a bait’n switch had occurred. She called Tarvin. He was ready and singing more. She told him she had just been reviewing the Markley case file.

Tarvin got very nervous. He first spent 20 minutes explaining his defense strategy. He sounded panicked. He said sometimes an attorney sacrifices the opportunity for impeachment just in order to win. (The audio of the trial doesn’t see it that way. He threw the case and the judge helped him).

After a lengthy explanation, she had her turn.  She asked him about the photos of the horse. “Did anyone notice it was a different color?”

Tarvin answered that he had been raised on a farm for 20 years. He certainly was familiar with the DNA color identification of a horse.

“Well then you knew…”

Tarvin then blurted out in desperation, “Do you have any idea how big this is?!”

Well no Kevin I don’t. Why don’t you explain it?

Since, it has been uncovered that it is indeed a massive RICO ring. Top dog appears to be King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. Hard to fight that one. Tarvin knew and succumbed to the pressure. So Kevin Tarvin stood by and helped an innocent functioning young family be swallowed up and cannibalized by a RICO cartel.   He even kept the money they paid him to protect them. The sea swallowed them up.

That’s how big it is… It only takes one person Kevin – to save the hundreds since that Satterberg’s office has persecuted and stolen from. It could have been you.

 

Bill Scheidler seeks Washington State 26th legislative seat, position 1


 

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     Bill Scheidler


Bill Scheidler has resided in Port Orchard for the last 26 years, and has been holding government officials accountable ever since.

Bill Scheidler seeks Washington State 26th legislative seat Position 1.

Bill Scheidler working for Washington State.

Premise: Washington citizens and Washington taxpayers are being defrauded of their rights. We are lied to, overtaxed and are victims of corrupt government officials. The reason this occurs is because we no longer have a separation of powers that provides the necessary ‘checks and balances’ over the other branches of government. This has allowed ‘special interests’ to control government at great expense and harm to individuals, families and business.

Background: The delegates to Washington’s 1889 Constitutional Convention were very sensitive and mindful of the flaws in the Eastern State’s constitutions that resulted in corrupt government and civil discontent. Of particular concern were monopolies and the power monopolies exert over politicians. At that time the railroads were viewed as monopolies and the biggest threat to a free government.

These delegates of 1889 had no idea over the next 40 years labor unions and political action committees would soon exert their influence over government. Furthermore, the delegates could not foresee Washington’s population growing from 500,000 to over 7 million as it relates to representation or the initiative powers of citizens. Said another way, in 1889, the ability of a single person to obtain 10,000 signatures for an initiative to the people, per Article 2, Sec 1, is far different than demanding a person obtain 360,000 signatures as is the case today – all due to population growth.

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Nevertheless, these delegates did an amazing job of taking those provisions of constitutions from other states which they then modified by adding or changing important language in drafting Washington’s constitution. This was done, so they thought, to close many of the “loopholes” that corrupted eastern governments due to constitutional ambiguities.

The Illustration below represents the delegates intended governmental structure established by Washington’s constitution of 1889.Slide1

However, in 1933, despite the constitutional prohibition in allowing “monopolies” to operate in Washington State, the Legislature passed RCW 2.48, which created a “monopoly” and placed this “monopoly” in charge of the judicial branch. The “monopoly” is the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA).

Under RCW 2.48, every lawyer, whether in public or private practice, must be a member of the WSBA. While this may seem benign, and if you ask any WSBA associate they will mostly claim it is benign, in truth it is a monopoly and unconstitutional.

Why is it unconstitutional? It is not only unconstitutional because it is a monopoly, in violation of Article 12, section 22, but also by its consequences. When RCW 2.48 was enacted it swallowed Article 4, Section 17, which states,

SECTION 17 ELIGIBILITY OF JUDGES. No person shall be eligible to the office of judge of the Supreme Court, or judge of a superior court, unless he shall have been admitted to practice in the courts of record of this state, or of the Territory of Washington.Because you must be an associate of the Washington State Bar to “practice in the courts of record of this state” you can substitute those words of Article 4, section 17 with RCW 2.48. Now you have Article 4, Section 17 stating, by substituting under the rule of equality…

SECTION 17 ELIGIBILITY OF JUDGES. No person shall be eligible to the office of judge of the supreme court, or judge of a superior court, unless he be a member of the Washington State Bar Association.When RCW 2.48 swallowed Article 4, Section 17 the structure of Washington’s Government was changed from what is illustrated above to the following:Slide1

As you can see, an unconstitutional “monopoly” has commandeered the judicial branch of Washington’s government. And this commandeering of our judicial branch begs the question – Who do you petition claiming the WSBA is unconstitutional? Clearly you are forced to petition a WSBA associate who is now judge to decide if the WSBA is unconstitutional, the very association to which judges belong and are chosen from.

From this point forward the judicial branch has slowly but surely started to strip citizens of their rights …we lost our right to a jury trial – Article 1, sec 21, which has been taken away by Supreme Court Rule 12 and/or 56; we lost our right to petition on matters of public importance – Article 1, sec 4, which has been taken away be rule 12 and/or 56; Article 1, sec 8 and 12 and Article 2, sec 28(12 and 17) have been abolished by judicial decree of “immunities” granted to themselves and other public servants… and so on.

There is no clearer example in judges (Bar Associates) using their monopoly powers to abolish constitutional rights and violate the law than by the 1991 opinion of Washington’s Supreme Court Justice, Dore.

“In this state, prosecutors are accorded absolute immunity when acting in their official capacity even if accused of acting maliciously or corruptly. Babcock v. State, 116 Wn.2d 596 (Wash. 1991), citing Ashelman v Pope, 793 F.2d 1072, 1079, “Allegations of conspiracy between judge and prosecutor to predetermine the outcome of a judicial proceeding are insufficient to overcome those immunities.”

Yet “immunities” are PROHIBITED by Article 1, Sec 12, and the “unauthorized or invalid acts of any officer” shall NEVER be legalized.

Clearly these rulings by judges who belong to the very class to which they bestow ‘immunities’ should be a matter for legislative action – either impeachment or removal. Here too the delegates anticipated corrupt judges and gave legislators the power to remove any judge or prosecutor from office for malfeasance or ‘any other reason’. This is per Article 4, Section 9.

But there is a quid pro quo in having a corrupt judiciary … it allows for a corrupt judge to protect corrupt legislators, governors, police, prosecutors, municipalities, agencies ….

This is the vicious cycle of corruption, which can be illustrated as follows.
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VOTERS want an honest government where the rule of law prevails, taxpayers will be asked to pay for incompetence, corruption, over regulation, poor schools, substandard wages, dwindling jobs …; families will be destroyed under the guise and by ‘immunity bestowed upon child protective services, court ordered guardianship, probate and bankruptcy …; individuals will be abused by prosecutors, police and local government entities; and business will be regulated OUT OF BUSINESS.

This is why Bill  Scheidler wants your vote. He understands who is at the core of our corrupt government and will fight, as he has been fighting for 17 years, to reclaim our rights enshrined in Washington’s constitution.

When in trouble, blame Washington State Auditor Troy Kelly

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Arrogant, poor poor me, was the common whining words echoing the halls at Washington State’s Public Disclosure Offices yesterday, as disgraced former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and Senator Steve Hobbs’s right hand hatchet man Kevin Hulten spoke yesterday in his defense.

As a distraction method, Hulten blamed Washington State Auditor (SAO) Troy Kelly, claiming that he filed a whistleblower complaint with Troy Kelly’s Office (SAO). A public records response yielded no such whistleblower complaint from the SAO, but we did receive a copy of whistleblower complaint filed with King County Prosecutor’s Office immediately filed after he was caught using a ” wiping” program to destroy evidence in a pending civil rights complaint.

Another lie, upon another lie, just as any criminal does; blame and kick the dog while their down defense seems to be Hulten’s common criminal harassing M.O.  as evidenced by his blog posts on the Sky Valley Chronicle ( a PAC set up to control the political message in Snohomish County).



 

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Hulten further linked Senator Steve Hobbs to racketeering gang from Snohomish County, which included Aaron Reardon, Kevin Thomas Hulten, and Jon Rudicil


 

With no surprise, Hulten never discussed how much money and harm he had caused the taxpayers of Washington with his criminal conduct. Although, Hulten spent an enormous amount of time naming dropping and bragging about his close ties to Senator Steve Hobbs referring to him as “Steve.”

Our readers should know that Senator Steve Hobbs is running for Washington State Lieutenant Governor, and from public email between Hobbs and disgraced former Executive Aaron Reardon, its clear that Steve Hobbs,  and his hatchet men, Hulten and Jon Rudicil, trained Aaron Reardon to criminally harass and defame his supporters. But we’ll save those public emails for a near future date.


With mounds of evidence, and fantastic prosecution conducted by Washington State Attorney General Chad Standifer, Hulten reluctantly confessed that he misused Snohomish County phones, staff, and time, to assist former Executive Aaron Reardon with his campaign to attack his political opponents. But then within a few minutes, he contradicted his earlier statements, claiming his actions were lawful.

Just before the end of the hearing, those of us in the audience could hear Kevin Hulten’s wife Krystal Tate Hulten ( Hulten’s wife who is a lawyer in Washington and California) giving Hulten legal advice asking for a recess so he could look over his notes and come up with a closing statement.

Hearing what we onlookers heard, Washington State Attorney General Chad Standifer stopped the proceedings asking Hulten if there was anyone in the room with you at anytime?

This spurred an unprofessional response from long time Democratic Operative Jack Johnson, an attorney with extensive ties to Aaron Reardon’s little gang up here in Snohomish County, who started yelling at Washington State Attorney General Chad Standifer asking him why he needed to know who was with Hulten.

Commissioner and attorney Jack Johnson let me give you a little lesson in ethics because its clear you missed or failed ethics ( while I got the Blue Book award in ethics): when a person is being represented by counsel, She ( Krystal Tate Hulten) must enter a notice of appearance. Simply because you’re a Democrat or Republican does not negate your professional duties!


 

Poor, poor, little old me, I didn’t do anything wrong;  but I plead guilty to criminal evidence tampering in Block v Snohomish County et al. case after receiving a “litigation hold” defense. 

“I would like to move on with my life. This is affecting my wife and I… this is sickening… I have been denied due process.. I am unemployed..”   he said before the commission left the room to deliberate about his guilt.

Hulten, who now resides in California, participated by phone.



After a four year investigation, and a five hour taxpayer funded hearing, the state Public Disclosure Commission voted unanimously to impose a minor penalty of $2500.00.

For those of us sitting in the audience, Kevin Hulten got off easy with a $2500.00 penalty. It was clear that the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission’s ruling was nothing more than a way to close a case that is embarrassing to a specific party.

Unfortunately, it happens to be my party that returned a political penalty to a major violation of campaign laws, which will only encourage others to commit the same offenses with no fear of a substantial penalty.


 

But one thing Kevin Hulten did admit to was that our story about Senator Steve’s Hobbs’s brother in law, Jon Rudicil and Kevin Hulten were in fact being paid by Tacoma attorney Jack Connelly to harass Senator Jeanne Darnielle was right on target.

According to Snohomish County employee Brian Lewis, Hulten did not receive any money from Jack Connelly to harass Jeanne Darnielle. Perhaps Mr. Lewis and Hulten should have discussed their lies before they became part of a public hearing.

Certainly a complaint with the IRS against Rudicil and Hulten, thanks to Mr. Hulten’s under oath admissions at the PDC Hearing in Olympia yesterday.

Further, Hulten admitted that he worked with Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management to draft a flood map for FEMA ( Reardon’s mistress stated that Reardon considered Director John Pennington to be a dip shit and not capable of performing his job). In 2014, Hulten sent the Gold Bar Reporter an email claiming that he never worked with DEM.  Opps, perhaps  Hulten and Pennington should have discuss their lies too before making under oath admissions during a public hearing.

Stupid is as stupid does….


What the Public Disclosure Commission did not release was the blogs from Kevin Hulten’s Sky Valley Chronicle entries.  A website set up by former Executive Aaron Reardon to control the message in the Sky Valley ( Monroe to Sultan to Index).

A website Hulten, disgraced/terminated Snohomish County employee John E. Pennington and his wife Crystal Hill Pennington ( convicted of bank fraud in 2005) and former Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers were all blogging on, criminally cyber-stalking their opponents to cover up their computer racketeering crimes.

The King County Major Crimes Unit turned over a complete copy of Hulten’s hard drive to us. Hulten’s troubles have yet to begin, as he is being sued for racketeering in US Federal Court with depositions expected to begin late this year or during the first quarter of 2017.


Don’t open the barn door

Dan, Dan, the horse sex man – the back story.

Sometimes research takes you places you didn’t expect to go. It was like that with King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg story. It just continues to go into dark cavernous places of the mind I can’t even imagine in my worst nightmares.

To those around him, they would be impacted by his personal presentation. The successful chief of staff took the throne after the sudden untimely death of his boss, Norm Maleng, the government attorney who carefully constructed unconstitutional laws to prosecute the innocent with the help of a fraud artist animal rights extremist Susan Michaels of Pasado’s Safe Haven whom with her minions would be enriched by and still – violating PDC laws for elected officials continuing to lobby for stricter criminal laws in 2009 to give him more power.

All I see is the outcome of a historic cover-up of government abuse that has been in place for decades along with a very sick mind who occupies a position that yields too much power with no oversight.

This is what reporters do.   We are the messengers. We can be more objective, although, admittedly it is difficult in many cases.

Remember the Enumclaw man who died having sex with a horse? His name was Kenneth Pinyan. There was a documentary called “ZOO” that “went to Sundance.” This is more on the “back story.”

Charles Mudede, an associated editor of the weekly “The Stranger,” produced the film so very coincidentally during a time when Satterberg had just finished an apparent run quietly lobbying to finish putting legislation in place that would place him in a position to put many innocent people in the crosshairs of false animal cruelty allegations under “criminal negligence.”

Note – “Criminal negligence” is a law that is, for Washington State, added certain embellishments to the federal version I.E.; it is the famous legal adage that you can be guilty even if “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

And that darn Pinyan had to go and get killed having sex with a horse in a well-known animal sex brothel in Enumclaw two months later in the summer of 2005.

In 2006, Senator Pam Roach came storming in the next session of 2006 with the anti-bestiality law to fix the apparent problem of a lack of grounds Satterberg was claiming he had to prosecute the “handler” James Tait (think pimp for sex with horses). Dan Satterberg, who was an apparent lobbying fixture with the nefarious Susan Michaels of Pasado’s Safe Haven at his side, became wholly invisible.

In 2005, the press at the time, including the movie, talking points suggested that there were no legal grounds with which to charge Tait with manslaughter. We, the public, went along into our futures thinking, oh darn, a dollar short and a day late, well ok, now that Senator Roach got the anti-bestiality law in place Satterberg will get the next one… only he didn’t. Not even one since 2006. But there are at least 23 innocent people who were prosecuted for animal cruelty who did not have sex with a horse.


 

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In 2006, James Tait, now without legal consequence, got to join the efforts of the movie featured as the “co-narrator” with one of the “experts.” These are people Satterberg would use time and time again to train his animal control people in “evidence collection” for these phony cases against innocent people on the county dime.

The other co-narrator would be Jenny Edwards, director of rescue, Hope for Horses and veterinarian Hannah Mueller Evergreen who was also featured in the film. Tait? Well he was just a guy who loves to make love to horses, the animal enjoys it as much as the human partner or so he claims in the film.

For both Mueller and Edwards, Satterberg instantly promoted them as the “darlings” of the phony prosecutions and since they enjoyed many county bilking hours for these cases in paid training, public relations, “expert” testimony, continuing law education for the UW Law School without any qualification. They get free inventory of valuable livestock and addition restitution for the care of the seized animals.  They are rewarded with high revenue for their “special” boarding, vet care and anything else (horsey yoga and therapeutic touch for the trauma the animal didn’t experience at the hands of the former owners) they deem “specialized care” for the animals the county illegally seizes in the interim.

A review of the billings reveal that the alleged “poor sick, emaciated animals” (diagnosed by Satterberg’s shills) are receiving no more than well-animal care at four times the normal rate. Edwards has no background on any of this and Mueller in court and in front of TV cameras tends to diatribe on about what could happen that didn’t, displaying a certain incompetence of her schooling.


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Marketing face of movie “ZOO WE AREN’T WHO WE APPEAR TO BE”

So films cost money. The entry fee to Sundance allows virtually anyone to submit a film provided the entry fee is paid. We don’t really know how the production costs were funded but suffice it to say, this was an animal sex advocacy movie that was designed quell the public recoil and outrage of the Pinyan death.

So that was that, or so it seemed this week when a source leaked some of the actual King County records on the case of James Tait.

When you think about it, is it really a credible claim that there would be no grounds to charge Tait so that we could take him off the streets – we don’t have any more Pinyan-like deaths?  It’s the prosecutor saying this. He should know right? He is one of the most powerful lawyers in the state.

It turns out it isn’t a credible claim. Tait was arrested on July 8, 2005 six days after Pinyan’s death. The only reference to animal sex on the police report is “SEX OFFENSE, NSC” (Non-specific category) with a charge code of “332-M TRSPASS.”

There is no reference to his part in manslaughter or animal sex.

On October 18, 2005, just two and a half months after the event, James Tait was charged by the King County Prosecutor with “criminal trespassing” in the first degree (a gross misdemeanor) in King County District Court for entering into the neighbor’s barn at night with groups of men and engaging in sex with their horses, an act that ended up killing Kenneth Pinyan. See Complaint.  (Compared to first degree class C felony the maliciously prosecuted victims are enduring)

A little under-charged for the crime it would seem.

In examining the defendant James Tait’s guilty plea, it took place in the King County District Court South Division, Burien, WA where Gretchen Holmgren used to work (the prosecutor who tries most of the phony animal cruelty cases against innocent people).

Tait entered into an Alfred plea deal which means that he does not admit guilt but he agrees he will probably be found guilty of “criminal trespassing” so he pleaded guilty of that despite the fact that he confessed to having repeated sex with the neighbor’s animals/livestock without their knowledge.

The prosecutor recommends to the district court Judge David Christie that Tait be punished with 365 days in jail of which 365 are suspended and fined $5,000 with $4,700 suspended. (This compared to real jail time the phony animal cruelty cases are getting along with house-arrest bracelet for a new mother with five other children to care for).

So no jail and a $300 fine. Tait had eight hours of community service that had to be done in 45 days then the case would be closed. Tait’s plea deal was conditioned that he has no further contact with the neighbors who had the barn (with the horses they abused) or no new criminal violations. Compared to the loss of community standing, employment opportunity, voting rights, the right to bear arms that a first degree class C felony charge of animal cruelty brings.

Tait then was free to “star” in the filming of ZOO resulting in a major re-cutting of the existing edit to allow for his introduction of a first person witness account of the event admitting all guilt of his participation in Pinyan’s death… a bit macabre at the least.

Tait was freed to go on to do the deed again hooking up with another very effective bestiality advocate with ties to massive drug cartels, Douglas Spink: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/man-who-promotes-sex-with-animals-is-back-in-prison/

Tait was not deterred by getting away with manslaughter to feed his animal sex habit in 2005. He went on to be jailed in Tennessee for bestiality abuses again in 2010.

Everything about Mr. Satterberg’s approaches protects not only the animal cruelty that “zoophiles” engage in, but also the drug trade while he makes criminals out of innocent people with no criminal record who are primarily property owners whose experience leaves the victim with a distressed property available for sometimes 30% of market value.

Who put this magical legal plea deal together for James Tait?

Someone we have come to know very well. King County Deputy Prosecutor Maggie Nave.

Maggie Nave, as the Chair of the District Court Unit for at least a decade at the time, had tremendous pull in the district criminal courts – a position she was removed from October 10, 2011 by King County Deputy Prosecutor Criminal Chief Mark Larson as a sanction for what he termed malpractice (we call it alcoholism).

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We know Ms. Nave as the magician who later in 2008 concealed Animal Control Officer Jenee Westberg’s 19-count drug arrest, detained by the Black Diamond Police for VUSCA and Renton Police Department for possession of counterfeit money, the 2006 Kmart shoplifting and trying to bribe a police officer, the 2008 disappearing ATV misdemeanor (that would have made the drug plea deal void) and the 43 other police records and two employment sanctions (now four Loudermills – while somehow five employment supervisors wrote letters that sang the praises of Westberg as an exemplary honest responsible employee), all of which, somehow never got into the record. This would keep Satterberg’s placement of Jenee Westberg as one of his premire animal control officer expert witnesses in at least 15 live phony prosecutions at the time.   (Westberg’s mother was a high ranking supervisor revamping the digital court records files with KCDPA Chief Dan Clark of the Brady Committee).

On August 17, 2011, Ms. Nave was noticed for sanctions while over 117 mismanaged case files were physically seized from her office dating back as far as 1999.

By October 13, 2011, Nave was sanctioned for malpractice by King County Deputy Prosecutor Criminal Chief, Mark Larson who then removed her from the prestigious Chair of the District Court Unit that she held for over 12 years. In that letter Mark Larson stated:

“In any other practice, this would be considered malpractice. It is also of significance that this failure stretched over a long period of time, dating back to 1999. In other words, this was not a singular failure or a problem that arose in one particular time frame. Rather, the failure was repeated persistent and profound.

In addition to having the symptoms of a severe substance abuse problem, there is no evidence of enforced treatment. Apparently as one of Satterberg’s “fixers” Nave had one more task before she would be slipped into the King County Prosecutors victim’s assistance for identifying jury tampering.

In the heat of her dimmest hour, Nave was tasked with prosecuting what would become one of the higher profile animal abuse cases where the defendant was busy finding fraud en masse, who wanted a jury trial.

Nave was used instead of the familiar Gretchen Holmgren because this defendant could get frisky – she was an investigative reporter and they didn’t figure that out until they had already committed. One of the most spectacular things about that case (other than every piece of it was fabricated) was that Maggie Nave – like Gretchen Holmgren – failed to disclose the criminal career of Animal Control Officer Jenee Westberg (who changed her surname to cover up criminal history from another state).  Ms. Nave was the lead prosecutor in Jenee Westberg’s spectacular 19-count VUCSA arrest.

When Westberg’s criminal career was exposed in the Jude Markley and Thomas’s phony prosecution with Gretchen Hologram at the helm, during the fixed events of Nave’s case, Westberg’s history as an undisclosed Brady officer had to be disclosed. But Maggie Nave failed to do so, even though she was the prosecutor who prosecuted King County abuse control officer Jenee Westberg for drug trafficking, although quietly behind closed doors.

Maggie Nave denied knowing anything about Jenee Westberg’s background when she was the shill who orchestrated the entire expedited Westberg cover-up in 2008.

So that’s three strikes you’re out to me. 1) Suppressing the Enumclaw horse sex Pinyan case, 2) concealing Jenee Westberg’s criminal career in fifteen cases so Westberg can continue to fabricate phony criminal animal cruelty cases and 3) personally denying she knew anything about Westberg in an active trial she herself prosecuted.

Mr. Satterberg. What ARE you doing? Why did you refuse to prosecute and expose the Seattle priests in the Seattle Archdiocese scandal? Everyone else on the planet put the monsters on public record but you. You sat on the lay committee as an elder and refused to make the priest’s name’s public claiming that you needed one person to step forward to be a victim. You had almost 200 of which, many claim they stepped up. What happened there Mr. Satterberg?

Why are you prosecuting innocent people of animal abuse and failing to prosecute real animal abusers who are raping voiceless animals and trafficking drugs?

Were you a victim perhaps? Do you have Stockholm Syndrome? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome

 

Perhaps seeking help while you are dealing with this exposure would be prudent. http://www.blueknot.org.au/WHAT-WE-DO/Resources/General-Information/Abuse-related-conditions

 

9th Circuit accuses King County Prosecutors of conspiracy, hiding evidence to ensure convictions

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Chief Justice Alex Kozinski issued a scathing opinion in the Joshua Frost case (  Frost v. Van Boening, 757 F. 3d 910 – Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2014) basically stating that King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is guilty of prosecutorial misconduct, violating well settled rights of the accused to a fair trial.

But this is nothing new for Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

In May 2015, I was physically raped while traveling from London Heathrow Airport to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, because the Gold Bar Reporter dubbed Brady Cops Cary Coblantz  ( King County Sheriff’s Office), terminated former Director of Emergency Management John E. Pennington and Duvall Washington Brady Cop Lori Batiot filed a false statement with the US Customs claiming that I was wanted back in the United States for a felony warrant with extradition back to the United States.

Unfortunately for corrupt Duvall Washington police officer Lori Batiot,  disgraced / terminated Director of Emergency Management John E. Pennington (man responsible for the rape of a 5 year old girl from Cowlitz County Washington, 1992, and involved in the sex with animal fiesta brothel) and corrupt King County Sheriff  Cary Coblantz, this was a intentionally false statement made simply because the co-conspirators didn’t enjoy my article involving their criminal conduct.

A 42 USC 1983 ( civil rights complaint) was filed in U.S. Federal District Court on Feb 19, 2016 ( Block v WSBA, King County at el). Unfortunately for me, Dan Satterberg managed to get his good friend and former King County Prosecutor Ricardo Martinez assigned to hear the case.

Ethics complaints and motions to disqualify the Dishonorable U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez were denied by Martinez himself, which I call  “ The fox in the henhouse.”

The 9th Circuit has started a separate investigation on Ricardo Martinez’s gross ethics violations in Block v WSBA et al. An immediate appeal ensued and is  now awaiting 9th Circuit Injunctive Relief. The 9th Circuit issued a scheduling order for July 2016, thus agreeing to review the case on the merits for injunctive relief.


Recently, a whistleblower gave us information linking corrupt Snohomish County Prosecutors Mikolaj Tempski and Sara Di Vittorio to felonious crimes of hiding public records involving John E. Pennington and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Officer Rodney Rochan running illegal background checks on citizens in violation of the 4th Amendment clause against search and seizure without a warrant. RCW 10.97 makes it a crime to illegally access personal identifying information without probable cause.

Tempski and Di Vittorio’s illegal conduct while both were employees at the Washington State Attorney Generals Office under Rob McKenna.

To help assist in covering up Mikolaj Tempski and Sara ( also known as “Sister Sara’) Di Vittorio were moved from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office where they conspired to hide public records involving a Monroe Correctional warehouse boy, Lonn Turner’s email communication.  As a today Gold Bar is on the verge  of bankruptcy because Turner, Crystal Hill, Joe Beavers, and John E Pennington, had illegally accessed personal information on several Gold Bar Washington residents attempting to extort residents into not requesting public records, and emailed those records in violation of federal law to various friends using Department of Correction servers.

While Di Vittorio and Mikolaj Tempski  were at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, both tampered with these records as one witness said ” to thwart criminal charges against Lonn Turner, Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill ( convicted of bank fraud in 2005 using an alias of Berg) and disgraced terminated Snohomish County Director John E. Pennington’s criminal racketeering crimes disseminated into public records.

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According to Snohomish County Sara Di Vittorio’s public statements made in Olympia on September 14, 2014 she claims “  I am out of money to protect county workers under the Public Records Act.”

Yes, Sister Sara our readers all know how harmful open government supporters are to corrupt government officials, don’t we?

These false statements and hiding of evidence speaks loudly of Prosecutors Dan Satterberg and Mark Roe’s immoral character, and this is just the tip of the iceberg as to what we are just about to print as it relates to corrupt Prosecutors inside King and Snohomish County Washington, but can be compared to defrosting the Artic Circle by the time my investigation of Dan Satterberg and Mark Roe’s criminal racketeering conduct is exposed, as just one major layer of the rotten onion here in Washington State.

Chief Justice Barbara Madsen’s criminal conduct expose’ is coming, and lets just say it involves hiding Gold Bar public emails involving the criminals inside the Washington State Bar Association.


 

With no surprise, a week ago the Gold Bar Reporter published Dan Satterberg’s illegal campaign/lobbying activity involving the animal abuse scam, basically accusing Dan Satterberg of racketeering crimes.

For those of our readers who haven’t read about Dan Satterberg’s racketeering activity should see https://goldbarreporter.org/tag/prosecutor-king-county-dan-satterberg-maliciously-prosecuting-citizens/

And it looks as though several of the Justices on the 9th Circuit agree with us.


The Honorable Chief Justice Alex Kozinski  accused two King County prosecutors of conspiring to hide a plea deal given to a man named Edward Shaw, who testified against Joshua Frost, and said allowing a witness to testify falsely would amount to professional misconduct.

 

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is mandated under Brady v. Maryland to disclose all information material to a case before trial. But those quirky little rules don’t apply here in Washington State, where the criminals are running our judicial system.

Justice Kozinski said “ by willfully withholding evidence of Shaw’s domestic-violence plea deal and permitting Shaw to lie on the stand” the prosecutors committed prosecutorial misconduct.

But Chief Justice Kozinski  didn’t stop there, he said “the prosecution’s tactic was deliberate, not an oversight. They kept Shaw’s signed plea agreements secret until two days after Frost was convicted even though they had been signed well before the start of his trial.”

Under Brady v Maryland, all evidence material to a witnesses testimony must be turned over to the defense before trial.

As in the Joshua Frost case,  Dan Satterberg and his gangsters from the King County Prosecutor’s Office withheld information on the animal abuse cases that it’s star witness vetranarian Dr Hannah Mueller was under surveillance by WashingtonState’s child protective services for child neglect/abuse, and it’s star witness and King County Animal Control Officer Jenne Westberg ( had changed her name to cover up criminal conduct in another state) had an extensive criminal history including drug trafficking, and trying to bribe a Renton Washington police officer after he caught her with meth and counterfeit money.

In State v Lori Shavik,  here in Snohomish County, Prosecutor Mark Roe withheld evidence that Snohomish County’s lead detective David Fontenot was a Brady Cop and been fired from two other police department for stealing from the crime scene, sexually harassing women in the workplace and for lying on search warrants, before landing a job with the Sheriff’s office in lovely Snohomish County.

Unfortunately for corrupt Mark Roe, we learned of the malicious prosecution of Lori Shavik and turned over Brady Cop Fontenot’s criminal conduct to her just one week before her trial began. Although Corrupt Mark Roe’s little Gang made several motions to keep out the Brady Cop info, because our cameras were rolling in Judge Millie Judge’s Courtroom, the judge was left with a decision to either disallow Fontenot’s past criminal conduct or allow it in.

Since Brady v Maryland is solid case law, Judge Millie Judge was left with either violating the constitutional rights of the accused or complying with the law. Thankfully for Lori Shavik, the judge did the right thing and Ms Shavik was acquitted of all charges.

In the case of Brady Cop Jenne Westberg, her mother Ann was an employee of Dan Satterberg. This clear conflict we feel confident to state caused a clear conflict for Dan Satterberg to release information to at least twenty three defendants in violation of Brady v Maryland.


 

The Washington State Bar Association has yet to start a formal investigation on Dan Satterberg to investigate Justice Alex Kozinski’s scathing opinion.  An opinion that certainly lends more support to our article exposing Dan Satterberg’s past conduct involving his use of Brady Cops to trump up criminal charges on honest hard working citizens with no past criminal record.

Dan Satterberg should be investigated by the federal government for racketeering and the Honorable Chief Justice Alex Kozinski should issue a court order ( just as D.C. Circuit did in the Enron Scandal)  mandating the Department of Justice to investigate King and Snohomish County Prosecutors for criminal racketeering.

It’s important for my readers to know that not one single person has ever denied a single allegation in any of my articles, and I have no intentions of stopping my investigation of criminals like John E. Pennington, Lori Batiot and Cary Coblantz.

 

Will homophobic WA State Supreme Court Justice Madsen get ousted?

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In 2005, Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen held that the Washington State Legislature can violate the rights of the gays by banning gay marriage.

The Stanger, a Seattle newspaper, wrote a scathing article about Barbara Madsen titled       “ Fuck Barbara Madsen!”  Well stated; Barbara Madsen is no friend to gay people.


A few years back, I had the pleasure of meeting political pundit Jim Hightower who said  “Ms. Block, if the Gods had wanted us to vote they would have given us candidates.”
Thankfully, this year Washingtonians have two clean and honest options.

John “Zamboni” Scannell and Kittitas County Prosecutor Greg Zempel also filed for Washington State Supreme Court Position # 5.

With our entire system of justice breaking down as a result of massive government corruption, because of homophobes whack jobs like Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen and criminals like attorney Geoffrey Gibbs ( convicted of fraud in 1996 by Washington State Attorney General) are running the Washington State Bar Association – otherwise known as the center of the rotten onion- we can only hope citizens are fed up enough to boot out the incumbents, replacing them with fresh new faces who have fresh clean ideas. Hopefully with open government supporters. Something lacking in Olympia today.


Late last week former hockey Zamboni driver and 9th Circuit attorney John Scannell announced he will seek Justice Madsen’s seat for election to Washington State Supreme Court Position #5.

The Gold Bar Reporters confirmed that Washington’s  Secretary of State has approved Scannell’s filing and listed him on its web site as a candidate. A position currently – but may be not for long- held by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen.

Greg Zemple, a Prosecutor from Ellensberg also registered to run against Justice Barbara Madsen.

Zempel, who has been the top prosecutor in Kittitas County for 21 years stated he wants to make the courts less political.

Attorney John Scannell is currently a resident and an 9th Circuit attorney living in Bremerton Washington. Scannell is well known throughout the state for his legal work on behalf of Washington citizens.

Attorney John Scannell filed some of the first lawsuits in Washington under the landlord tenant act and has represented both landlords and tenants since then. He has founded and been active in both tenant and labor unions. He was called the “bureaucrat’s nightmare by the Seattle Times for his lawsuit on behalf of intermittent workers which won millions of dollars for City of Seattle workers. He blocked the building of one tstadium by challenging its public financing, and he joined other anti-stadium activists in challenging others, all the way to the United States Supreme Court. He won large settlements for demonstrators who were tear gassed and hit with rubber bullets during the World Trade Organization  (WTO) demonstrations. As an attorney he made his living helping workers win their unemployment benefits and wage claims as well as drivers win their traffic tickets.

John Zamboni Scannell has been one of the few attorneys in the State that has actively been supporting the American Bar Association’s criticism of Washington disciplinary system. The Supreme Court is in charge of the system, but the court has come under sharp criticism for 40 years for its practice of delegating its responsibility to the Washington State Bar Association.

The ABA rightly likens this to the practice of putting the fox in charge of the henhouse, with Washington being one of a few states that still continues this practice. The result is that Washington has one of the lowest attorney charging rates in the nation.

John Scannell has been active on this issue by filing Sherman Anti-Trust, RICO and Civil Rights suits against the Washington State Bar Association. Although one judge ruled on his side a some civil rights issues, the RICO and Sherman Anti-trust claims were denied and are now pending in the ninth circuit court of appeals.

Two years ago, Scannell ran against Justice Stevens. He was soundly beaten but he was able to attract over 225,000 votes even though he ran virtually no campaign. Justice Stevens won with over 600,000 Washington voters casting ballots for her re-election.

This time, John “Zamboni” Scannell will run a more active campaign, which will specifically target the unfairness of how the court performs its administrative activities.

Scannell promises to work hard to remove racial profiling and political influences from the attorney discipline program, as well as provide legal decisions that are intelligent, ethical, and just. Something lacking in Olympia and in the WA State Bar today.

 

Arthur West does Gold Bar

Long time open government supporter and activist Arthur West has filed suit against the City of Gold Bar, after Snohomish County Superior Court held in Block v Gold Bar that the City violated Our Court’s holding in Hobbs v State Auditor, 183 Wn.App. 925 (2014).

The City’s public records officer is Joe Beavers, Gold Bar’s former Mayor who has misappropriated over $1,000,000.00 hiding computer crimes, amounting to Racketeering, involving Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud in 2005) and disgraced former Director John E. Pennington ( man responsible for causing 43 people in the Oso Washington mudslides to suffocate to death and the rape of a 5 year old girl from Cowlitz County).

In Hobbs, Our Court held that an agency must give a reasonable estimate of time. The agency’s estimate must clearly must state when the records requested are expected to be released, but once it fails to do so, it’s deemed to be an automatic violation of RCW 42.56.  See Hobbs v State Auditor.

Since 2010, the City of Gold Bar, mainly Joe Beavers, has been refusing to provide a timely estimate, but instead simply places hundreds of records requests on the City’s priority log without a specific date in violation of Hobbs, refusing to answer requests for over five years in many cases.

As just one example of just how blatant the City’s disregard for the Public Records Act ( PRA) has become, in 2014 I requested a copy of the City’s Budget from former Mayor Linda Loen, a simple records request that still remains outstanding as of today.

In several instances, the Gold Bar Reporters caught Beavers and the former clerk, Laura Kelly (who was fired for theft of public funds), answering public records requests for friends, including former Mayor Crystal Hill and Sky Valley Chronicle owner Ron Fejfar, without ever being placed on the City’s priority log.

Joe Beavers ( former financial officer who bankrupted an engineering firm in Clinton Connecticut, 2001, forcing his early retirement), Crystal Hill ( Nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud 2005),  Linda Eide at the Washington State Bar Association ( caught destroying and altering evidence in attorney Robert Grundstien’s case), attorneys Margaret King and Michael Kenyon, and Sky Valley Chronicle owner Ron Fejfar are being sued under RICO with depositions expected to start early in 2017.

In March 2014, Arthur West was given Washington Coalition for Open Government Key Award for his continuous and outstanding contributions in advancing open government issues here in Washington State.

On March 11, 2014, Snohomish County Court held in Block v Gold Bar, that the City of Gold Bar had violated RCW 42.56, when it refused to provide records to me for over five years.

The City’s trouble have just begun as the City has ten additional requests in the same boat – over five years old- and continues to thumb its nose at the Public Records Act (PRA) by refusing to provide a estimate as to when the City intends to answer records requests. This violates our Court’s holding in Hobbs.

As of today in Block v Gold Bar, the City has withheld over 330 emails for over 2000 days, and recently turned over records with metadata dating back to May 2010 ( in the same year the records were actually requested).  Metadata is to electronic records as DNA is to unlocking human existence; it tells us when the records were created and who created them.

One can only speculate as to why the City refused to provide records it had readily had available in its possession for over five years.  Stupid is a stupid does, but one resident said  “ I saw Joe Beavers at the doctor’s office, a doctor that treats dementia related diseases.”

Lately, pictures of Joe Beavers illustrates just how mentally unfit he is.  One open government supporter said  “ he smells and looks like a homeless man.”

Snohomish County Superior Court held in March that the City violated the PRA, thus I am entitled to costs, and other fees associated with suit, including attorney fees at $220 per hours plus a per day penalty of up to $105 per day for each of the 330 plus emails withheld.
The Gold Bar Reporters commend Arthur West for shinning much needed sunlight on the cockroaches from Gold Bar who are spitting on open government concepts I view more valuable than life itself.

I also thank Joe Beavers for posting defamatory articles on the Sky Valley Chronicle as I believe this gave rise to Mr. West’s interest in the cockroaches who have ruining Gold Bar.

 

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In 2016, Our Court also held that each page of unlawfully withheld records calls for a per day penalty for each record withheld. In my case, Beavers unlawfully withheld public records relating to WSBA complaints he ordered former Gold Bar clerk Penny Brenton to write, misusing City staff and resources, thus making each complaint subject to the PRA.

 

Penalty for improperly withholding public record can be calculated on a per page basis.

See Wade’s Eastside Gun Shop v. Department of Labor and Industries, ___ Wn.2d ___ (3/24/2016) – When the Department of Labor and Industries failed to provide certain records of an investigation (which the court determined were not exempt) a penalty was imposed calculated according to the number of pages found in each document. On appeal, the supreme court upheld the trial court’s decision, noting that the trial court has discretion to determine what is a relevant record, and it did not abuse that discretion by imposing penalties on a per page basis. The court also held that the records were not categorically exempt as investigative records since the Department of Labor and Industries did not prove that withholding them was essential to effective law enforcement.

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