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.
BuntingAwardLettersBlockClick to the left to view Washington Coalition for Open Govt’s letter
What was exposed by http://www.snocoreporter.com 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.” But 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.
HOW SCOTT NORTH’S STORY MEETS THE LEVEL OF ACTUAL MALICE
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 http://www.snocoreporter.com
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.
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 a week, 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 in Washington State.
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Unlike the Scott North, some news reporters do report the truth. Noah is a great reporter.
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