Many of you know me as the investigative journalist from Snohomish County Washington who managed to oust Executive Aaron Reardon after public records revealed that Aaron Reardon was illegally using county monies to fund two affairs, one with former Snohomish County employee Deanna Dawson and the other with terminated Whistleblower Tamara Dutton.
What many of our 6,000 plus readers may not know if that the reason we started investigating Aaron Reardon was because a extremely high ranking Washington State Democratic leader handed us documents proving that each of the women listed herein were in fact engaged in an extra-marital affair with Aaron Reardon, and he was misusing Snohomish County taxpayer monies to fund at least three affairs.
Aaron Reardon wasn’t really our concern until the Washington State very very high ranking Democrat gave us records showing that Reardon and Deanna Dawson were traveling around Europe on the taxpayers dime, ordering sex toys to their hotel room, attending an air show in Paris, charging expensive hotel rooms, and extravagant dinners all on the county taxpayer’s dime. For this reason, the Gold Bar Reporters were first to expose one of the largest corruption scandals in Washington State’s history.
With each sunrise the corruption scandal is spreading like a cancer metastasizing to the bone, and we just learned that the Washington State Bar illegally disseminated my application file to Snohomish County public officials Geoffrey Gibbs and Seth Fine, who disseminated the theft to Gold Bar’s city attorney Tom Gaafstra, and his employee Barbara Johnson then disseminated the stolen file to Crystal Hill. A RICO complaint has been filed against Snohomish County, City of Gold Bar and the RICO gangs blog spot The Sky Valley Chronicle.
Washington State’s Public Disclosure Commission fined Reardon for this criminal conduct and the Democratic National Committee picked up the tab for his crimes.
But Reardon wasn’t really our investigative target, it was his political appointee John E. Pennington.
We started investigating John Pennington after our streets had not been plowed in one of Washington State’s largest snow storms. Not one person in Gold Bar get out of their driveways to get to work, so I contacted the Governor asking if her street had been plowed because ours had not been! Instead of getting an emergency order issued by John Pennington, I received one of the most unprofessional childish letters I had ever received from any sitting public official.
I placed a call to then council member Dorothy Croshaw who told me that Crystal Hill was engaged in n extra-martial affair with John Pennington, and she was not showing to council meetings. Croshaw also stated that Pennington covered up the tampering of the City’s wells by having his friends Deputy Ross and Kevin Prentiss intentionally obstruct the investigation of the water boy Karl Marjelre because he too was sleeping with Crystal Hill.
At the time Crystal Hill was engaged in an extra-marital affair with John Pennington, Hill was also engaged in several extra-marital affairs with several other Snohomish County employees, including Executive Aaron Reardon and Gold Bar’s then police Chief.
John Pennington’s inability to perform basic emergency management function so his job in December 2008 is the reason why we started investigating John Pennington’s shady criminal history. Here’s a copy of the letter sent asking our officials if they were aware public information we uncovered on John Pennington.
Did you know that John Pennington was on the east coast performing his FEMA EMI contracts when 44 people in Oso Washington suffocated to death? Did you know that Pennington used a portable hard drive while working at Sno County to avoid public disclosure? Did you know that Pennington criminally harassed Reardon’s opponents on his Sky Valley Chronicle blog spot instead of mitigating mudslides? Did you know that Pennington was charged with beating up his 3rd trimester pregnant wife Anne Laughlin while he was sitting DEM for Sno County? Did you know that Anne Laughlin wrote declaration to the court stating that Pennington was taking showers with his 6 year old daughter ( all in his King county files)? Did you know that Judge Lucas from Snohomish County illegally sealed John Pennington mental health records in Pennington v. Pennington? Did you know that Pennington was kicked out of a church in San Diego California in late 1989 after two boys made sexual abuse allegations against him? Did you that Pennington worked on his bogus online American Military University ( same school featured on Education Inc in which Senator Tom Harkin called fraud) using county resources and county time? Did you know that while serving in the WA State Legislature Pennington was a member of the WA State Militia? Did you know that Pennington’s payroll records including time sheets signed by Haackenson document that he’s been on paid ad leave since April 2014 ( according to a source to limit liability)? Did you know that Pennington operated his own company titled JOHN E. PENNINGTON right from Snohomish County using our computers and fax machines; a company that he has yet to pay a single cent of income tax on to the State of WA?
County Council member Dave Somers and Public Records Officer Terri Lawrie recently confirmed that the County did not run any background check on John Pennington prior to his political appointment by the disgraced Aaron Reardon.
FEMA also confirmed that George Bush simply allowed Senator Jennifer Dunn to appoint John Pennington with out the FBI running a background on Pennington either.
If they had, they would have uncovered what we uncovered above.
In 2014, John Pennington has had five lawsuits naming him for Racketeering, dereliction of his official duties ( he killed 44 people in Oso mudslides).