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.
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.
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).
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