Gold Bar’s trash fraud exposed by Washington State Auditor

Ever heard the old saying “trash is valuable”?  Perhaps many of my readers have not, but Gold Bar’s former Mayors Joe Beavers and Linda Loen sure have as they both frauded hundreds of thousands of Gold Bar residents out of hard earned money.

Why? To hide criminal racketeering crimes disseminated into email by the 2009 Gold Bar governing body, Lonn Turner, Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill ( nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud, 2005) Dorothy Croshaw,  and Richard Norris and terminated Snohomish County director of emergency management John E Pennington.

The armadillo has a hard shell

The Honorable Justice Scalia said in Doe v Reed (Referedum 71) ” Democracy requires a certain amount of civic courage.” Of course it does because public participation requires a person to debate an issue that the message receiver may or not may agree with, some deep heated issues, often involving politics, religion and race and ethic issues.

I, an activist journalist, can spur much hate mail as much as much fan mail. I often do. Why is simple: doing so triggers debate, and debate triggers change.

In 2008, I requested access to Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill’s email communication because public records revealed that a city worker sabotaged s the city’s water system, but instead of reporting his acts of domestic terrorism, she covered it up and bribed the worker  with taxpayers money to remain silent. Silent about what he knew about her check frauding scheme of stealing taxpayer monies, misusing the city’s credit cards, stealing petty cash, stealing federal emergency relief money and aiding John Pennington with forging Redmond Distrcit Court records after he violently assaulted a 3rd trimester pregnant Duvall council member.

What my readers and 43 Oso mudslide victims know all too well is John Pennington is an extremely dangerous man with major health issues; and the City of Gold Bar taxpayers having expanded over $1,500,000,000 for the city to hide John Pennington, Crystal Hill, Lonn Turner and Joe Beavers criminal conduct of conspiring to harm a citizen placed into public emails.

For years the State Auditor’s Office, including State Auditor Brian Sontag, assisted the City of Gold Bar with hiding criminal conduct by conducting sloppy audits, and at least one auditor Tiffany Lindsey even tipped Crystal Hill off after a special audit request was filed by emailing Ms. Hill in February 2009 saying ” Crystal call me! ”

I’m not sure my readers but any public official that refers to another public official in first name is a friend. Sadly for Gold Bar, Washington State Auditor Tiffany Lindsey’s tipping Crystal Hill off that she was under investigation for fraud is the main reason why Gold Bar is now officially bankrupt and Association of Washington Cities (AWC) has now taken over daily operations of the City.

To say only the State Auditor is at fault for the City’s financial malfeasance places blame only on one, when in fact the blame for theft of public funds includes Associaiton of Washington Cities  (who had a plan to go after the public records requester instead of turning over the emails) , and Snohomish County Prosecutor  Mark Roe ( who covered up Crystal Hill many bank frauds and viooently assulaitjg a nd brushing a six year old child as a political favor to Aaron Reardon).

Had the political fools not disseminated their racketeering conduct inside Gold Bar’s public emails, the City would not be floating in a sinking boat. A boat that because of the Public Records Act, allowed us to uncover Mayor Joe Beavaers and Linda Loen’s fraudulent scheme to steal from Paul to pay Peter.

Ponzi Schemes always fail

In 2010, Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers unilaterally decided to dump Waste Managment in favor of Republic Services. Waste Management billed the taxpayers directly, while Republic Services billed the City and then the city would bill residents.   When I learned this fact, I started investigating how much money the city contracted with Republic for, and soon learned that Joe Beavers was up charging residents for trash and recycle costs.

The numbers didn’t match, first clue; imagine you get a bill for $15,0000.00 but the city changes the bill to say you really owe $16,800.00. This is an up charge.  But the real question is is It legal?

Our source said “No. not only is it not legal it’s out right fraud upon the taxpayers. As a city cannot make a profit. ”  But that’s exactly what Joe Beavers was doing, robbing Paul to pay Peter.

Mayor Joe Beavers’s up charge ( fraud) on trash pickup misspropriated taxpayer money to fund legal litigation to hide John Pennington, Lonn Turner, and Crystal Hill’s racketeering crimes. Crimes they were stupid enough to disseminate into public emails. ️Emails the city is hiding at Kenyon Disend’s Law office in Issaquah Washington in violation of Washington States Public Records Act.

Those who know me, probably can guess that I am planning to file the largest class action suit against the City of Gold Bar for fraud and to have Beavaers, John Pennington, Lonn Turner and Crystal Hill Pennington behind bars regardless  of how long it takes.

We guesstimate that Beavers and Loen’s theft of Gold Bar trash funds exceeds $ 100,000.00 and we are looking at other funds for the same fraudulent activity. Remember the City declared in a very public way in August 2012 that it s broke, but then managed to fund litigation since totaling over $1,500,000.00 with taxpayer monies. Money that did not fall out of the sky or grow on trees.

The Gold Bar Reporter intends to shine much needed sunlight on the City of Gold Bar’s fraud even if it takes another thirty years.

Snohomish County and City of Gold Bar Officials sued under RICO

PRESS RELEASE

January 30th, 2015

Gold Bar Reporters

Contact Person

Anne Block

206-326-9933

Anne Block Makes her case for First Amendment Rights and RICO

Briefing wrapped up yesterday in the Anne Block Civil Rights Suit against various officials in Snohomish County and in Gold Bar Washington. The defendants filed a 13 page motion to dismiss while Block countered with a 24 page response, with a request to allow a 110 page RICO statement. Both sides were to have sent in reply briefs by yesterday, but only Block filed her response.

Anne Block has achieved a degree of notoriety in Snohomish County as the only reporter in Washington state to break a story involving corruption at the highest levels of government in Snohomish county. Chief Executive Reardan was forced to resign after a story published in the Gold Bar Reporter revealed that Reardan used taxpayer funds to finance affairs with two women employees.

According to the complaint, Anne Block even had receipts to show airline tickets purchases, hotel receipts and receipts for sex toys used in Europe during the affair. According to the complaint, before Reardan resigned, he assigned two employees to organize a “false flag” operation against Block, by having the employees pose as disinterested observers with aliases to organize a campaign to disbar Block. He had another employee destroy county records to hide the affair. That employee was eventually convicted of destroying evidence. As a result of the evidence being destroyed, an Island County prosecutor concluded that he did not have enough evidence to prosecute Reardan for misuse of public funds.

In enlisting support for the bar complaints, the false flag operation gained the support of two other Block targets. John Pennington had been attacked in the press by Anne Block and other newspapers such as the Seattle Times reporter Mike Carter as being unqualified to hold the position of emergency operations director of Snohomish County. According to a study conducted by the IRS, Pennington received his college degree from a diploma mill which sold the degrees at a flat rate. According to the RICO complaint, Block published stories how Reardan acted on Pennington’s advise in allowing houses to be built on the Oso mudslide site even though professional engineers described the site as unsafe. The mudslide that eventually occurred resulted in the deaths of 43 citizens.

Pennington could not sue directly because he is a public official, so he turned to the Washington State Bar Association in an attempt to have Block disbarred for doing the stories documenting Pennington’s incompetence. The false flag operation also enlisted the support of public officials in Gold Bar Washington who had their own problems with Block. Block had initiated a public disclosure suit when the town officials refused to turn over documents related to the theft of the towns funds.

According to the complaint, town officials illegally diverted approximate 20% of the town’s budget to finance a campaign to discredit Block. This included planting defamatory and false information in a friendly paper, physically assaulting, stalking, and intimidating Block supporters, assaulting and stalking two city council members until they resigned for supporting Block. Members of the RICO enterprise even published verbal threats in local newspapers to murder Block if she showed up at City Council meetings.

In her 24 page response to the motion to dismiss, Block argued that each of her activities: filing suit against Gold Bar, publishing about the corrupt activities of public officials, making public disclosure requests etc, have long been held to be protected activity under the first amendment by federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. Block pointed out that each case, the defendants responded with illegal and sometimes criminal behavior, including defaming Block, stalking her and her supporters, and publishing veiled and overt threats in friendly newspapers. She argued that the responses were organized illegally in secret executive sessions of the Gold Bar City Council. Block charged that the defendants also enlisted the support of attorneys and officials connected with the Washington State Bar Association who illegally tapped police databases, accessed confidential bar records, and mental health records, and provided them to the Gold Bar City Council in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the rules for enforcement of attorney discipline.

All of these actions, argued Block, established the existence of a criminal enterprise under RICO; that is, a conspiracy to commit illegal predicate acts over an extended period of time. In this case, Block argues that the defendants continue their illegal activity right through the presentation of their motions in federal court.

Attorneys for the defendants, who Block proposes to add to the suit at a later date, meanwhile argued that Block’s allegations are “incredible”, but offered no plausible alternatives to Block’s theory of the case. Block, in her complaint and in her Rico statement carefully documented numerous credible sources for her allegations, which she contends not only meets the complex pleading requirements of RICO, but as a matter of law, cannot be successfully defended.

Washington State Auditor cites City of Gold Bar; $227,000 missing

If someone said to me in 2008 that I would resign from the Washington State Bar citing criminal harassment and become a news reporter in Snohomish County, I would have laughed.  But I’m not laughing anymore.
 
As a taxpayer of Gold Bar, located in Snohomish County Washington, I give no pleasure in writing this post with a ” I told you so” message.
 
Over the past six years, I uncovered one of the largest racketeering scandals in Washington State history by simply requesting access to ” all records relating to Gold Bar’s water boy, Karl Marjerle, who tampered with the City’s water system.”
 
From a simple request for access to our public records under RCW 42.56, we are on our way to exposing one of the largest corruption scandals in Washington State’s history.   This involves covering up crimes, threats to murder me, threats to intimidate those who associate with me, damage to my reputation, damage to my property, and threats to extort me all disseminated inside public emails that involve Snohomish County public officials including John E. Pennington, Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay and Margaret King, and several Gold Bar council members, Chris Wright, Florence Davi Martin, and former Gold Bar Mayors Joe Beavers and Crystal Hill Pennington.
 
On January 20, 2015, Washington State’s Auditor (SAO) appeared at the Gold Bar city council meeting noting that there is $227,000.00 missing from four different funds between 2012 -2013.  Two of those funds are Enterprise Funds that cannot be used for anything outside its intended purpose.
 
From 2012 to 2013, Gold Bar’s Mayor, according to attorney Michael Kenyon, was the sole decider or as we correctly dub Joe Beavers ” Tricky Dick” Beavers.
 
According to the SAO, the City of Gold Bar updated its municipal code to align with its current practices; however, the city is not following the procedures outlined in the new code.
 
The new code the SAO is referring to was the City of Gold Bar’s handpicked Finance Committee, which is suppose to review all payments prior to Council approval.  Here the Auditor claims that one Gold Bar member who sat on the Finance Committee, Bob Strom, failed to ensure expenses were supported and were not in compliance with the City code and policies.
 
The SAO also cited that the City failed to use mandated Budget Accounting and Reporting System reporting.  A system that the City used in 2010 and 2011 stopped using since 2012.
 
One local resident says ”  Beavers knew he couldn’t hide his Ponzi scheme using BaRs, so he stopped to cover up his misconduct.”
 
The SAO further stated that the City spent $1,402,541.00 on items such as equipment, supplies, petty cash, reimbursements, and monthly credit cards bills for travel and miscellaneous expenses. Noting that the same problems were brought to the City’s attention during its 2012 Audit, and failed to address any of the problems.   We asked the SAO in 2012 ” where’s the purchase orders?”  Still no answers.
 
 
This is no laughing matter, and in fact in the next month I will be filing a criminal complaint against the City of Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers and the Gold Bar city council member who sat on Gold Bar’s Finance Committee using Washington Court Rules to do so.
 
 
 
After I Recall Mark Roe, I’m going to Recall Bob Strom.  The day I, a taxpayer in Gold Bar and Snohomish County, sit back while public officials sworn in to uphold the laws of Washington break them, thus committing and further RICO efforts against its citizens, is the day I become a vegetable.

As Thomas Jefferson said ” Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism.”
 
For those who have information that will help expose those responsible for the misappropriation of Gold Bar’s public funds, please contact us at tips@goldbarrreporter.org. 

Washington State Auditor cites City of Gold Bar for 4th year in a row

If someone said to me in 2008 that I would resign from the Washington State Bar citing criminal harassment and become a news reporter in Snohomish County, I would have laughed.  But I’m not laughing anymore.
 
As a taxpayer of Gold Bar, located in Snohomish County Washington, I give no pleasure in writing this post with a ” I told you so” message.
 
Over the past six years, I uncovered one of the largest racketeering scandals in Washington State history by simply requesting access to ” all records relating to Gold Bar’s water boy, Karl Marjerle, who tampered with the City’s water system.”
 
From a simple request for access to our public records under RCW 42.56, we are on our way to exposing one of the largest corruption scandals in Washington State’s history.   This involves covering up crimes, threats to murder me, threats to intimidate those who assoicate with me, damage to my reputation, damage to my property, and threats to extort me all disseminated inside public emails that involve Snohomish County public officials including John E. Pennington, Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay and Margaret King, and several Gold Bar council members, Chris Wright, Florence Davi Martin, and former Gold Bar Mayors Joe Beavers and Crystal Hill Pennington.
But they didn’t do it alone, Washington State’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel members assisted the Enterprise. See January 2015 posts regarding this issue.
 
On January 20, 2015, Washington State’s Auditor (SAO) appeared at the Gold Bar city council meeting noting that there is $227,000.00 missing from four different funds between 2012 -2013.  The SAO basically complains that the City provided no explanation of where the money went.
 
From 2012 to 2013, Gold Bar’s Mayor, according to attorney Michael Kenyon, was the sole decider or as we correctly dub Joe Beavers ” Tricky Dick” Beavers.
 
According to the SAO, the City of Gold Bar updated its municipal code to align with its current practices; however, the city is not following the procedures outlines in the new code.
 
The new code the SAO is referring to was the City of Gold Bar’s handpicked Finance Committee, which is suppose to review all payments prior to Council approval.  Here the Auditor claims that one Gold Bar member who sat on the Finance Committee, Bob Strom, failed to ensure expenses were supported and were not in compliance with the City code and policies.
 
The SAO also cited that the City failed to use mandated Budget Accounting and Reporting System reporting.  A system that the City used in 2010 and 2011 stopped using since 2012.
 
One local resident says ”  Beavers knew he couldn’t hide his Ponzi scheme using BaRs, so he stopped to cover up his misconduct.”
 
The SAO further stated that the City spent $1,402,541.00 on items such as equipment, supplies, petty cash, reimbursements, and monthly credit cards bills for travel nd miscellaneous expenses. Noting that the same problems were brought to the City’s attention during its 2012 Audit, and failed to address any of the problems.
 
 
This is no laughing matter, and in fact in the next month I will be filing a criminal complaint against the City of Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers and the Gold Bar city council member who sat on Gold Bar’s Finance Committee using Washington Court Rules to do so. 
With evidence that Snohomish County is involved in aiding and abetting Gold Bar public officials involved, we have no faith in Prosecutor Mark Roe.
 
The day I, a taxpayer in Snohomish County, sit back while public officials sworn in to uphold the laws of Washington break them, thus committing RICO violations against its citizens, is the day I
become a vegetable.  

Snohomish County Prosecutors, Snohomish County Director of Emergency Management, Sky Valley Chronicle, and Gold Bar Mayors sued under RICO

On February 13, 2013, the Snohomish County Daily Herald exposed Snonomish County

Executive criminals Aaron Reardon, Senator Steve Hobbs’s brother-in-law Jon Rudicil,
and Kevin Hulten for criminal harassment.
 
Once caught, the Snohomish County Council was forced to assign the investigation over to King County, who then assigned Aaron Reardon, Kevin Hulten, Jon Rudicil and Christopher Schwartzen’s county computers to the King County Major Crimes Unit for forensic inspection.
 
In November 2013, the Gold Bar Reporter requested a complete copy of Kevin Hulten’s hard drives on any computer retained by King County Major Crimes Unit as it relates to the Aaron Reardon investigation, and what we got back confirmed our suspicion that Kevin Hulten’s main function at the County was to criminally anyone who exposed Aaron Reardon as the useless criminal he was, which includes a criminal racketeering he ( Hulten) and Steve Hobbs’s brother-in-law Jon Rudicil created  “Edmond Thomas LLC.”
 
From emails and invoices, Kevin Hulten and Jon Rudicil were funneling money on behalf of the Democratic group, DNA ( a group serving native American interests). Here’s how it worked: Edmond Thomas LLC, operated by Kevin Hulten and Jon Rudicil would use county resources to assist a Tacoma attorney named Jack Connolly to criminally harass his opponent Senator Jeanne Darnielle.
 
Emails between TRO Strategies, attorney Jack Connelly, Jon Rudicil, and Kevin Shorty Hulten confirmed that Jon Rudicil and Kevin Hulten were charging the Democratic group titled DNA ( serving native American interests) to criminally harass Sen. Jeanne Darnielle.
 
Kevin Hulten and Jon Rudicil made less than $65,000.00 per year, but they lived as though they were making $250,000.00 per year. Rudicil and Hulten both owned homes in Lake Stevens with mortgages suggestive to be well over $1700.00 per month 60 % of the their monthly gross income.
 
But once we reviewed the King County Major Crimes files, we started seeing invoices issued on Snohomish County taxpayers computers and resources charging the Democratic group for professional criminal harassment services provided to attorney Jack Connelly to criminally harass Senator Jeanne Darnielle.
 
What was more interesting is that although there is evidence that Hulten and Rudicil were paid thousands of dollars by the Democratic party lobbying group, there is no evidence that Hulten nor Rudicil ever paid a single cent of Washington State business tax or federal income tax on their extra revenue.
 
But the story didn’t end here. We later learned that besides his criminal racketeering activity, Hulten enjoyed clipping Ipone “selfy” pictures of his penis. In one picture, he even measured the size of his penis with a ruler, hence why Gold Bar Reporter Forbes dubbed Hulten, correctly, as Kevin ” SHORTY” Hulten.
As for Jon Rudicil’s career move, well he went to work for Senator Hatfield. A couple of years ago, Senator Hatfield’s son was charged with raping an 11 year old boy. A rape the stellar Senator Hatfield knew about but failed to report.
 
Can our readers imagine why Senator Hatfield would cover up the fact that his 15 year old son sodomized an 11 year boy, with his legs and back tied behind him, instead of trying to get his pedophile son mental health assistance?
 
Let’s keep in mind the facts above suggest that Hatfield’s son’s sodomizing, legs tied behind the child’s back, mouth gagged, strongly suggests that Senator Hatfield’s son is simply repeating learned behavior.
 
Bravo Mr. Rudicil, Senator Hatfield was a great choice of future employers. Certainly someone no of us would even speak with after failing to report the rape of a child let alone work for. This leaves us to believe that there’s something not right inside Senator Hatfield’s home. An issue we’re researching thanks to Jon Rudicil’s flocking to Senator Hatfield nest.
 
Then in July 2014, Kevin Hulten plead guilty to criminal evidence tampering, and according to an on looker  ” Kevin Hulten laughed at his plea hearing as though the fix was already in.”
 
Soon after Shorty’s criminal plea deal, Mr. Hulten sent Gold Bar Reporter Block an extortionist email furthering the RICO activities of the Enterprise.
 
Kevin Hulten then tried to extort Block with a letter to the Washington State Bar. Block said sorry shorty I resigned effective May 1, 2014, so I’m not a member anymore so you’re shit out of luck. Nonetheless, we saved Kevin Hulten’s threats as they are evidence of his RICO activity, an issue he is being sued for in U.S. Federal District Court.
 
After Gold Bar Reporter Block filed suit against Hulten, she contacted him asking if he had counsel, he responded that the Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that the taxpayers of Snohonish County would flipping his legal bill.

 
This prompted us to request record under our favorite RCW, 42.56 ( Pubic Records Act) seeking all legal contracts that relate to convicted criminal harasser Kevin ” Shorty” Hulten. On Friday, Snohomish County Prosecutor Stacey Malstead ( who actaully appears to be some what of a professional public servant unlike her predecessor Lynne Jardine).
 
According to our legal counsel, RCW 4.96.010 prohibits use of taxpayer funds for conduct outside
of the employee’s official duties.
 
Tortious conduct of local governmental entities — Liability for damages.
 
(1) All local governmental entities, whether acting in a governmental or proprietary capacity, shall be liable for damages arising out of their tortious conduct, or the tortious conduct of their past or present officers, employees, or volunteers while performing or in good faith purporting to perform their official duties, to the same extent as if they were a private person or corporation. Filing a claim for damages within the time allowed by law shall be a condition precedent to the commencement of any action claiming damages. The laws specifying the content for such claims shall be liberally construed so that substantial compliance therewith will be deemed satisfactory.
 
YES, our readers are reading this correct, Snohomish County Prosecutors Mark Roe and RICO member Sean Reay, are misappropriating taxpayers monies, signed an illegal agreement to provide $50,000.00 of taxpayers to assist a convicted criminal harasser and racketeering enterprise member named Kevin Hulten.
 
On July 5, 2014, Kevin Hulten plead guilty to criminal evidence tampering. But Hulten did not act alone.
 
Snohomish County’s uneducated bum who killed 44 residents in the Oso Washington mudslides, John E. Pennington, is linked to Kevin Hulten and pay offs to Washington State Bar hearing officer named attorney Lin O’Dell and her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech.
 
John E. Pennington’s property purchases have increased by 400 % since Aaron Reardon appointed him as Snohomish County’s Director of Emergency Management.
 
Former Deputy Director Gary Haackenson turned over records linking Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers to this criminal Enterprise as well.
 
Native American interests tie the law firm of Kenyon Dissend directly into one of the largest RICO scandals in United States history, so stay tuned.
 
As for Aaron Reardon ole boy, we can only hope that the public records turned over between Christopher Schwartzen and Aaron Reardon documenting illegal gifting of public lands and his Indio California home purchase ( with no surprise on tribal property) will help bring him to justice for his crimes.
 
As for Snohomish County Prosecutor Seth Fine, we just finally received the final missing piece of the puzzle dating back to the Karl Marjele tampering of the Gold Bar water system and the stealing of a Washington State Bar member’s application file.  As such, the entire judicial system in Washington will be reformed.
 
Stay tuned,  the pieces of this RICO scheme are almost complete after a woman who worked for Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office leaked the missing piece of the puzzle involving the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Officer and Prosecutor Seth Fine.  Mr. Fine, with no surprise,  Fine heads Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Criminal Division. Back in 2008, Karl Marjerle was not charged with sabotaging the City of Gold Bar’s water system.  Deciders on whether or not charge Marjerle were our goods friends inside Snohomish County’s Criminal Division.
 
Get your boots, cause this shit is deep!
 
Those pesky public records; where there is money, there is corruption.  
 
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