John E. Pennington, political appointee
Employment for positions of safety and health should never be political
2006 picture of the Oso mudslide area, Washington State
On March 22, 2014, 43 people were killed in the Oso mudslide. For years Snohomish County public officials were warned by professional engineers and geologists not to build homes on the slide area, but received permission from the County’s political appointee John E. Pennington who told then executive Aaron Reardon in an email when he asked if it was safe to build there ” It’s good to build boss!”
Geological reports dating back as far as the 1960s documented that the area was unsafe and even FEMA recommended buying out property owners on the slide areas. However, only one man stood in the way to FEMA efforts to buy out landowners, John E. Pennington.
The only way to make sure our County never does this again is to make sure cockroaches like John E. Pennington are exposed with as much sunshine as Washington State’s open government laws permit.
“Oso, a completely unforeseen event” John E. Pennington
Whopper! Knowing that John Pennington killed 43 people and was allowed to walk away outside of being inside prison lead to a decision to investigate his last 35 years on this planet. Sadly, here’s what we learned since March 22, 2014.
From FEMA to Snohomish County Washington and now to Pierce College ( Tacoma Washington diploma mill), dark secrets unearthed. Gold Bar Reporters were the first to report on John E. Pennington’s criminal conduct, a small portion of our report is outlined below
MEET JOHN ‘ THEODORE TED BUNDY” PENNINGTON
John Pennington was a troubled youth who, according to one source “had a major drug problem by the age of 16.” So it’s no surprise that in the late 1980’s, after being kicked out of Vanderbilt College in Tennessee after raping a female college student, John Pennington moved to a small suburban city just outside of San Diego California.
While in the San Diego area, John Pennington meets his new victim, who believe he legally married, so are calling her ex-wife # 1, Carla M.
Two years later, John Pennington fled from Southern California, again heading home to Nashville, only after two small boys made allegations of sexual abuse against him while on a church camping trip.
While in Tennessee, John Pennington made an unsuccessful run for an open State Rep. seat. After a landslide loss for Pennington, he again headed west. This time to Oregon where Pennington meets his next victim.
Mr. Pennington plead guilty to criminal assault 1 and harassment ( Washington County Case # D911027SC documents property penalties as a result of his assault) after he hospitalized his fiancé in Oregon. A felony that has somehow vanished, partly, except for the property judgment. **
As a result, John Pennington fled from Oregon to Vancouver Washington. While in Vancouver Washington, John Pennington meets his next victim. Sadly, they soon married.
While working in a coffee delivery business, John Pennington stole coffee grinding equipment from his previous employer and used this equipment to start-up a coffee shop in Kelso. Purpose was to make it look like he was an entrepreneur ( but he is really a sociopath) as to grab an uncontested Republican seat in Cowlitz County.
It worked, the uneducated college dropout John Pennington managed to get elected to an uncontested WA House of Representatives seat. Unfortunately for residents in New Orleans and Oso Washington, he met a powerful Washington State Republican leader, Jennifer Dunn.
In 1992, a 5-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped, and then tossed along a Cowlitz County road like a piece of trash. We sent our private investigators to Cowlitz County to talk with the lead Detective who confirmed the following facts:
John Pennington became one of two prime suspects for the following reasons:
(1) Pennington operated a coffee delivery route within six blocks of where the child was dumped after being raped; (2) he drove the same car; (3) he was in the area at the time of the child rape and could not explain his whereabouts; (4) his picture from 1992 is a complete match to the child and witness sketch drawing of the pedophile; (5) he relentlessly convinced his ex-wife to call the police attempting to divert attention away from himself and onto another man; and ( 6) He has continuous and countless charges of child and spousal abuse, a man who cannot keep his hands to himself.
Below is the press release as it relates to John E. Pennington’s rape of a 5 year old girl from Cowlitz County Washington
Unfortunately for the 5 year child, John Pennington meets a Kelso Washington city attorney named Michael Kenyon.
According to John Pennington’s divorce files he is also an abuser of prescription pills, and was detained at the US Mexico for having narcotics ( non-prescription pain pills) on his person while coming back into the US. Pennington has never denied this allegation.
In 1995, John Pennington was also a member of the Washington State Militia, a group dedicated to over throwing the United States government. ” John sat around for years obsessed about getting even with the Longview Washington news reporter for reporting that John was a member of the State militia.”
From 1992 to 2005, John Pennington’s violence grew with his ex-wife. # 2, Valerie. From pushing her down a flight of stairs as well as constant physical harassment, John Pennington never learned to keep his hands to himself.
But the case that raised our eyebrows is Mr. Pennington’s abuse on his ex-wife # 2 ( who is really ex-wife # 3) Anne Laughlin. Ms. Laughlin was a City of Duvall city council member at the time of Pennington’s assault of Anne. Anne was three weeks away from giving birth to her daughter when Pennington violently assaulted, kicked and punched Anne in the stomach and uterus. A real salt of the earth kind of man.
Since Ms. Laughlin was a Duvall city council member at the time, the City of Duvall sought a Special Prosecutor. The prosecutor assigned to prosecute wife beater John Pennington came from the law firm where Pennington’s buddy Michael Kenyon was employed.
In 2009 when Pennington assaulted Laughlin, this was his third domestic violence charge. This should have amounted to jail time for Pennington.
A close review of John Pennington’s Snohomish County travel records warrant a closer look into missing children in Washington, Alaska, Maryland. Public monies allowed us to review his credit card receipts, telephone records, etc. information that another blogger turned over to authorities.
Any grown man that takes a shower with a six year old little girl is a pedophile.
In 2011, Kenyon Disend’s junior attorney, Ann Marie Soto, received an email from John Pennington via Snohomish County computers demanding that Kenyon Disend redact police reports involving John Pennington criminal harassment and assault that we requested under RCW 42.56. There’s only one problem, at the time Pennington was communicating with Kenyon Disend’s attorney, he was not a City of Duvall employee thus no attorney client relationship existed.
We sought the advice of an expert in records issues who is of the opinion that Kenyon Disend’s redaction of police reports was not permissible under the Public Records Act.
Then a source close to ex # 2 ( or # 3 depending on what public records you believe as it relates to Pennington’s aliases) provided us with thousands of records relating to John Pennington, and those records included Pennington’s email communication with Duvall’s Mayor about how to get Pennington’s soon to be ex-wife Anne Laughlin off the City Council.
In 2009, Pennington then used Aaron Reardon’s connection to the Seattle Times reporter ( who then became Reardon’s aide) to post a story about Anne Laughlin, pretty much the same way he did to Gold Bar Reporters in February 2012. Former Seattle Times reporter Emily Heffner was contacted for comment but all she would say is ” you need to move because they are coming after you.” She never did state who “they” were, but as we stated to Ms. Heffner before, “We have only one live to give and it shall be for the betterment of our society as a whole.”
As of today, Attorney Michael Kenyon and Ann Marie Soto have bilked the taxpayers of Gold Bar over $1,350,000.00 hidng former Mayor Crystal Hill’s public records ( emails) documenting that she was practicing law without a license, and had lied on her F 1 form stating that she had never pled guilty to fraud when in fact she had plead guilty twice, one in 2000 in North Carolina and a second time in Snohomish County Washington; and John Pennington making racist comments about President Obama and running illegal ACCESS background checks in violation of RCW 10.97.
Both Penningtons are being sued for gross 1983 and RICO charges with depositions expected to start early next year.
The bigger question that Michael Kenyon refused to answer was what he gained for quashing John Pennington’s criminal charges for beating up his pregnant wife Anne, hiding John Pennington’s racist comments and his illegal background checks.
According to former Mayor Joe Beavers, John Pennington and Aaron Reardon “fixed” cases in Snohomish County Superior Court.
As a result of our six-year investigation, we are confident to report that attorney Michael Kenyon assisted John Pennington is committing felonies. Attorney Michael Kenyon and John Pennington will be sharing a prison cell together and we intend to make that happen even it takes me another 30 years, and I will continue to request access to public records and file suits against any agency that renders assistance to a pedophile and wife beater.
Our request for access to public records regarding this issue has already started. The public, especially Pierce College students, have a legal right to know why Pierce College Board of Trustees would hire a child rapist and wife beater.
What John Pennington was trying to hide for so many years, his prior conviction for criminal harassment ( assault of an ex-fiancé in Oregon) as noted in the following public records as “ prior conviction”
In 2000, John Pennington was George Bush Jr’s campaign manager here in Washington State. Soon after George Bush Jr. was elected ( or stole the election with his brother’s assistance depending what you believe), George Jr. appointed John E Pennington and Michael Browne to positions inside FEMA. Sadly for America, not one FEMA Director was qualified for such positions.
As a result of Michael Browne and John Pennington’s inability to read, write and think effectively caused thousands of minority deaths in Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina was an eye opener for those of us who actually earned accredited degrees and whose parents taught us to think critically. George W Bush Jr.’s decision to appoint friends instead of educated and skilled people resulted in massive human loss of life In New Orleans.
Had this story ended in New Orleans, we wouldn’t be exposing John E.Pennington today. But it didn’t, why is simple, because Washington State Senator Jennifer Dunn decided to use her political clout to appoint an uneducated bum to FEMA Region 10 ( Pacific Northwest).
What is even crazier is that George W Bush made an executive appointment without ever running a single background check on John Pennington prior to appointing him.
All that changed when America started calling for Michael Brownie’s head for causing so many deaths in New Orleans. Perhaps Michael Browne might have survived press scrutiny had he not put in his email that was heading to Nordstroms to purchase new clothes for the cameras, while at the same time thousands of African Americans were floating down the street or in lock down inside an unsafe convention center.
African Americans were drowning in the streets of New Orleans, because FEMA Directors lacked basic college skills to handle such a disaster. In the case of Michael Browne, an unaccredited undergraduate degree as well as unaccredited law school diploma. In the case of John Pennington, an online diploma mill degree from an online school the U.S. Dept of Education said sold online diplomas at a flat rate, California Coastal College.
Hurricane Katrina, good bye Brownie, Hello Penny
After Michael Browne and Bernard Kerik made a laughing stock out of the George W and America, George Jr was quoted as saying ‘ Penny will make a great director of FEMA.” This was November 2005. But this time, the feds actually ran an extensive background on John Pennington, and discovered what we learned through years of sifting through public records. John Pennington is a dangerous sociopath with real anger management issues; anger he often takes out on women and children.
I never really thought much of George W Bush Jr. other than he’s a spolied little rich kid who never worked for a living. For the same reason, I couldn’t vote for Al Gore in 2000. Thus, I became one of Ralph Nader’s Raiders in 2000.
Fact is that I probably ran into John Pennington at the Republican National Convention that year in Philadelphia. I, and 1,000,000. Americans blocked the entrance to the Republican National Convention Center preventing many of George Jr’s delegates from accessing the convention center that year.
I was a proud member of Massachusettes ACT UP from UMASS, and had traveled all over the U.S. protesting what I believed to be unequal treatment of economically disadvantaged Americans in favor of corporations. I’m a strong believer that America should place “ people over profits.”
Strangely, I always had respect for George Bush Sr. Why is simple: George Sr is a well educated savey free thinker who listens to his opponents. Unlike his son, George Jr. , who was given a little too much growing up without working for it. Hard work goes along way in molding one’s self esteem.
In 2005, Michael Browne was blamed for the deaths of thousands, because he was appointed to a position that he wasn’t qualified for. So when George Jr. had to make a new appointment to FEMA Director, he looked to a devil wrapping himself with pages of the Bible, while at the same time molesting children and violently assaulting a pregnant woman in her third trimester, John E. Pennington.
About two weeks ago ( March 2017) we learned from public record that John Pennington was also autistic. That information was silently withheld from the Oso mudslide plaintiffs’ attorneys ( more on that topic soon).
For those reporting the news in Washington D.C just after George Bush Jr’s FEMA Directors caused so much misery to so many residents and their survivors in New Orleans, Bush Jr. was quoted as saying ” Penny would make a great Director.”
Because the feds didn’t want George Jr. to go through yet another scathing news story like he did when he chose Kerik to head Homeland Security (who ended up being prime suspect in a murder case and had direct ties to organized crime) and Michael Browne and his fake degrees with extensive skills in horse breeding debacles, any appointment would go through extensive background checks prior to Congressional Hearings.
As a result of the feds extensive background check on John Pennington, he was forced to resign from FEMA or be exposed in a very public way. John Pennington lied about his termination from FEMA stating that he and Tamara Doherty were caught misusing the FEMA credit cards.
This was simply a smoke screen to cover up what we just learned from a federal source over Labor Day Weekend.
John Pennington was terminated from FEMA because the feds learned what we reported on over the last seven years; pedophilia deviant uneducated child abuser who has sick fetish for kids, John Pennington. A sociopath who reminds me of Ted Bundy.
Unfortunately for Oso Washington residents, George W Bush Jr.’s administration thought it was ok to set him loose on Snohomish County residents just so George Jr didn’t have to suffer public press embarassment again.
On March 24, 2014, John Pennington caused 43 residents in Oso Washington to suffocate to death in Washington State’s most preventable loss of life natural disaster. Instead of mitigating loss to human life, John Pennington worked on his fraudulent online diploma, operated his personal business on the County’s dime and while using county resources and staff, violently assaulted children and women, and criminally harassed me right from Snohomish County Offices operating an online blog ” The Sky Valley Chronicle. “ An online blog owned by Aaron Reardon but operated by Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg who plead guilty to bank fraud in 2005), John Pennington, and Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers.
I believe John Pennington should be charged with negligent homicide for the 43 people he killed in the Oso mudslides.
Since John E. Pennington killed 43 Oso residents in the mudslides, we have searched his travel records and beleive he is responsible for missing children in four different states, and have ample evidence to state John Pennington is the man responsbile for the rape of that five year old child from Colwitz County Washington.
Sadly, John Pennington remains on the loose up here in Snohomis County. So long as John Pennington remains on the loose, I will continue to investigate and report on his criminal sexual deviant conduct.
Protecting Our children from a sociopath like John Pennington is worth every sacrifice we’ve made as a result of shinning much needed sunshine on cockroaches who harm molest and abuse our kids. Or perhaps it was John Pennington from an online fraudulent program Senator Tom Harkin called fraudulent on PBS’s “ Education, Inc.” or California Coastal School that the IRS said sold online diplomas at a flat rate http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/local-fema-chief-had-little-disaster-experience/
Our Children’s mental well being has no price tag. I agree with Hillary Clinton “ it takes a village to raise children.”
In March 2016, John E Pennington was deposed after victims of the Oso mudslide disaster sued the County and State. Under oath John E. Pennington admitted that FEMA and the County had a plan four years prior to Oso, but when asked if he implemented it, Pennington answered ” No.” What attorney Phillips asked where Pennington obtained his college degrees he said ” online.”
Imagine, Snohomish County hires an incompetent diploma mill graduate, and later learns he suffers from mental health issues, was in fact labeled by King County Dr. Hedricks as a “sociopath with no empathy for human life” and is autistic.
Now before my readers send me letters about how autistic and persons with mental health issues can function if treated, I don’t disagree in totality, with one exception, public safety and health is a compelling state interest that outweighs John E Pennington’s rights. In other words, John Pennington’s disability rights stop when they endanger the lives of others.
For those of us who investigate government criminals like John E Pennington, this new revelation was no surprise as what we were about to uncover about John E Pennington made him unfit for any position inside public safety.
Our countless attempts over the last eight years fell on deaf ears, why, because Pennington created millions of dollars in liability for not only Snohomish County, but also for the City of Gold Bar and Duvall, Washington.
The City of Duvall and Snohomish County’s Executive Officers “Stoning of Anne Laughlin”
Aaron Reardon’s left over trash, finally exposed
John E. Pennington (left) and Christopher Schwartzen (left second), Amy Okelander ( center) and Aaron Reardon ( middle right) and John Lovick ( right)
It took us years to link together how and why the City of Duvall got involved in the largest RICO scandal in Washington State history. After spending thousands of research hours, and hundreds of working hours sifting through over 500,000 public emails, we are now confident to report ” The Stoning of Anne Laughlin” and ” Thwarting any Criminal Prosecution of John E. Pennington, a wife beater from Duvall Washington.”
My only regret is that my hard work attempting to warn the public of just how dangerous and incompetent John E. Pennington was fell on deaf ears. Keeping in mind that I handed a hell of a lot of documents over to every single major media in the Seattle area, but no one seemed interested in exposing John Pennington for the wife/child abuser he is.
Well its time, and my hope is that his victims will be able to heal the wounds of losing children, parents, sisters, fathers, husbands, and wives because Snohomish County refused to take action against a violent corrupt political bum. Why? Because he had several close political friends connected to Washington State’s Legislature, including but not limited to, Senator Steve Hobbs, John Lovick, Aaron Reardon, Senator Tracey Eide, and Senator Holmquist.
Those who assisted John E. Pennington in trying to SLAPP down my message have blood on their hands for the pain and suffering he caused so many residents in the Oso mudslide debacle, for the harm he has caused four small minor children, and for the countless women he abused. Those responsible for the harm include the Washington State Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel Linda Eide, Doug Ende, and Joseph Nappi Jr, and thief and Washington State Bar Hearing Officer Lin O’Dell.
Stevens County Court in December 2014, Judge Monasmith cited O’Dell for stealing from a vulnerable adult. The Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary counsel, specifically Laura Cantrell, gave Lin O’Dell a pass to steal by refusing to start an investigation on O’Dell.
Simply put, if you are a member of the Washington State Bar Hearing Officers panel you get a license to steal from our elderly. Sadly, our investigation confirms that five other attorneys associated with the Office are also stealing from our elderly, and in the case of Lin O’Dell she stole horses from several of her clients and transported them across state lines to her ranch in New Mexico. Complaints have been filed against O’Dell with the proper authorities.
Washington State’s Public Records Act, RCW 42.56, a very powerful tool in exposing corruption inside government
For those of you who know me well, you know that I love America more than any other place on this planet. I feel very lucky, as a female to be an American. Most important to me is the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which allowed me to write, investigate and report on corruption with little government interference.
Unfortunately reporting didn’t come without a price. I lost seven years of my life because a government officer was given unlimited power to harass me right from Snohomish County DEM office, during county time, and after I made countless police reports against his criminal conduct. Every single police report I filed remains ignored.
The county’s blatant disregard for my civil rights left me with no other alternative but to investigate and report the story myself; and I filed suit under RICO and 42 USC 1983.
I write this story after two great investigators from PSI Investigations agreed to help when no one else would. They were personally attacked on John Pennington’s Sky Valley Chronicle for assisting me in finding out who was posting threats to harm me and partner on a anonymous website. Today, because of PSI Investigations, I am confident to report that the Sky Valley Chronicle is operated by John and Crystal Pennington as well as Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers. Three criminals who obstructed justice, covered up Pennington’s crimes as stated herein, and turned their criminal RICO activities on those who sought to expose John E. Pennington for the criminal he is.
I want to thank all supporters of Washington Coalition for Open Government, if it were not for open government, people like Pennington’s and Beavers would have stayed under the radar. Now, with Lori Batoit’s personal cell phone and private emails mandated to be searched under Washington State’s Public Records Act, perhaps John E. Pennington’s victims will see justice. Unfortunately, because the Washington State Bar’s political machine attacked my message instead of investigating John E. Pennington, 44 people are dead in Oso Washington. I rightfully blame the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel for spitting on my 1st Amendment rights in an effort to SLAPP down the messenger.
From public records, we have reason to believe that John E. Pennington was bribing Washington State Hearing Officer Lin O’Dell via a USPS Post Office box O’Dell’s convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech set up just three blocks from the Penningtons’ home in Duvall. O’Dell and Plivilech live four hours away in Spokane, but soon after O’ Dell was assigned to investigate Pennington’s witness statement filed against Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block attempting to SLAPP down her message, O’Dell and Plivilech all of the sudden chose the little city of Duvall for their new post office box.
John E. Pennington and his couterparts, mainly connected to Executive Aaron Reardon’s gang, are the most dangerous people that I’ve ever had the displeasure of reporting about. The threats to my life, property and liberties because I simply wanted to live in a clean and open government should be in every law school ethics class in the United States. Reardon’s gangs conduct threatens our democracy, undermines voters confidence in our judicial system and brought Snohomish County government to a stand still.
After this story, I am going to take a break from investigative blogging diverting my attention toward rebuilding what Reardon’s gang stole from me over the last seven years sitting along the banks of Sebago Lake in Maine writing the final chapter in my book, “No sunshine where the cockroaches roam.” My final chapter will be titled “Reforming the Washington State Bar, taking politics out of the practice of law. ” The final chapter to be written over the next year.
What happened to me for simply requesting access to public records, a statutory right, should never happen to another journalist lawyer, and those who assisted John E. Pennington’s corrupt political attack against my bar license for simply reporting on corruption are the greatest threats to our democracy. As such, I am calling for the criminal prosecution of Washington State Bar’s lead counsel Linda Eide, Joseph Nappi Jr., and hearing officer Lin O’Dell.
JOHN PENNINGTON’S DIVORCE RECORDS FROM ANNE LAUGHLIN
When our stellar Department of Emergency Management Director (DEM) John E. Pennington beat the shit out of his ex-wife Anne Laughlin three weeks before she gave birth to her daughter, Ms. Laughlin was an elected sitting City of Duvall city council member.
Our good friends from Snohomish County’s Executive Office, also referred by us as Reardon’s gang, went after John Pennington’s ex-wife Anne Laughlin’s career in a very public way. The Seattle Times, a friend to Aaron Reardon’s executive’s Executive publicist Chris Schwarzten, was eager to assist ( see link above). Mr. Schwarzten is a former Seattle Times reporter who gave Johnny a helping hand writing and publishing the article we titled ” The Stoning of Anne Laughlin.”
But the Seattle Times wasn’t the only able bodied person to assist dear ole Johnny boy. According to John Pennington divorce files, John Pennington had a little help from Duvall’s Mayor. In Laughlin’s divorce files, emails between Duvall’s Mayor and John Pennington document collusion immediately following Anne Laughlin fleeing for her life from John Pennington’s sociopathic violent abuse. Both Pennington and Mayor Will Isholf were discussing how to oust Laughlin from the city council so they could implant one of Reardon’s gang members, Amy Ockerlander.
According to Ms. Ockerlander’s Linked In page brags that she was a member of Reardon’s gang from July 2007 to January 2011. She oversaw state and federal legislative affairs for the Executive Office and its departments, including managing state and federal contract lobbyists, working with departments and County Council to develop annual legislative agenda, monitoring priority legislation, securing committee testimony and working with state association.
There’s only one problem for Ms. Okelander’s Linked In page, using public resources for political lobbying violates Washington State’s Public Disclosure laws.
Ms. Ockerlander’s allegiance to protect Reardon’s gang members is the sole reason why John Pennington and Duvall’s Mayor handpicked Ms. Ockerlander once they managed to thwart the democratic rights of the voters. Our counsel states that this conduct is a predicate act under RICO.
Is this RICO Conduct?
We will let our readers be the judge, we are simply reporting what we are seeing inside records, which we believe does amount to criminal RICO violations.
When John Pennington beat up his pregnant wife Anne Laughlin, he was engaged in an extramarital affair with Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill. From Gold Bar’s public emails from July 2007, we know that John Pennington and Crystal Hill started their affair at a little cabin inside the Alpine Lakes District. Pennington married Anne Laughlin in September 2007.
In May 2009, then Gold Bar Mayor Crystal Hill acting as John Pennington’s legal counsel wrote, filed, and served John Pennington’s divorce pleadings on Anne Laughlin. Crystal Hill was not a lawyer, but a paralegal for the Law Firm of Mark Weiss in Seattle. A job she was fired from after Mark Weiss was contacted by another Gold Bar Reporter asking him to preserve our public records involving Hill’s unlawful practice of law pursuant to Washington State’s Public Records Act.
As a result Crystal Hill’s unlawful practice of law, Mark Weiss fired her. Unfortunately for my city, Crystal Hill disseminated her unlawful practice of law into Gold Bar and Snohomish County’s public records.
When I learned about Crystal Hill’s unlawful practice of law costing John Pennington’s ex-wives over $150,000.00, I contacted Gold Bar’s new Mayor Joe Beavers seeking access to our records. Had Mr. Beavers simply complied with the Public Records Act, the City of Gold Bar would not be facing major financial issues today. Instead Beavers stole from our city’s water and street funds to fund the cover up Hill and Pennington’s crimes, another predicate act under RICO. As of today, the cost to the City of Gold Bar has exceeded over $1,000,000.00 with no end in sight.
Complaints were filed with the Washington State Bar, specifically lead counsel Linda Eide, who refused to take any criminal action against Crystal Hill for the unlawful practice of law. Why, well that took us a few months, but we soon learned that Ms. Linda Eide is a personal friend to John E. Pennington, and a close relative to Senator Tracy Eide. Senator Eide is a personal friend to Senator Steve Hobbs and John E. Pennington. Linda Eide should have recused herself if she were an ethical honest person, but after reading Robert Grunstein’s book ” Vendetta” I believe Linda Eide should be in jail for fraud; Ms. Eide will also be subject for deep discussion in my book as this is not the first time she’s committed RICO offenses against WSBA members.
Robert Grunstein’s book Vendetta can be purchased through Amazon
Once I started requesting copies of John E. Pennington’s emails in early 2009, Pennington began a six year campaign to harass , defame, and discredit me. One former Gold Bar council member said ” the City’s strategy was to out money you, then defame and harass, and when that didn’t work they went to discredit you.” A clear RICO.
Snohomish County Superior Court’s judicial assistance to a wife/child abuser
In 2007, after constant physical and emotional abuse, John E. Pennington’s first wife, Valerie, filed for divorce from John E. Pennington.
According to our legal counsel, John Pennington’s divorce files are public records, unless you live in Snohomish County. In February 2008, then Executive Aaron Reardon’s personal friend Judge Eric Lucas sealed John Pennington’s divorce records, Case Number: 05-2-00096-0.
A couple of years ago I remember thinking ” Wow, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Lucas sealed a political friend’s divorce records? Is that even legal? What ever is behind the curtain it must be good!
Since I am no open government expert, I called my then legal counsel seeking an opinion on whether or not Judge Lucas can lawfully seal court records.
My counsel said ” no” there’s actually a court case on point as it relates to sealing court files. My counsel even suggested that I write to Judge Lucas asking him to voluntarily unseal Pennington’s divorce files citing a new case from Our Court. So I did, and the response I got back was less than responsive, and by memory it went something like this, Ms. Block you know the law, bring the proper motion. I remember thinking WOW! I quote a new law to a Superior Court Judge who is sworn in to uphold the law and he tells me to file a motion to unseal public records. What the hell is going on inside Snohomish County Superior Court?
From our sources, we understand that its John E. Pennington’s mental health issues. Normally, we could care less about a person’s mental health history, but after Mr. Pennington failed to mitigate a single death in the Oso mudslide debacle resulting in the deaths of 44 people, I believe it’s time to start that process. I cant stop seeing the images of a small infant being pulled from the mud, dead, lifeless, not breathing, suffocating in mud, and because a uneducated wife/child abuser criminally harassed me instead of mitigating.
Thus I will be bringing a motion to unseal John Pennington’s divorce records, records that Judge Eric Lucas should be unsealing to comply with our Court’s rulings, just as Judge Wynne did. And for those of you who know me personally, I think Judge Wynne is part of the problem up here in Snohomish County, but I do commend him for complying with our court’s holding.
Judge Eric Lucas needs some sunlight.
I’d like my readers to know that it took me a long time to put this story together because Snohomish County DEM tampered with so many of our public records that my counsel and I believe its a felony. This resulted in a lawsuit seeking access to our records filed in Skagit County Court.
Former DEM public records officer Diana Rose admitted under oath that she removed public records from the County and brought them to the City of Gold Bar, specifcally into the hands of Gold Bar’s then Mayor Joe Beavers. In our opinion both are guilty of felonies.
And then comes Judge Richard Okrent, a political bum for Executive Aaron Reardon. Okrent was subject of a past article after I learned what his function is ” To make criminals out of non-criminals, just like the Nazis did to the Jews”
Judge Richard Okrent
I must admit it took me some time to figure out why another blogger and I are so closely connected, not just in spirit but also in experiences. Well it’s because of one corrupt Snohomish County Judge named Richard Okrent.
In 2009, Gold Bar’s appointed Mayor Joe Beavers called unopposed city council member Chuck Lie asking for a one on one meeting. Both met at the Dutch Cup, a little grease pit owned by Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick. At this meeting, Joe Beavers Mayor Joe Beavers was bragging about how he had Snohomish County Judges in his pocket, implying that the fix was already in. Years later we soon learned that Judge Richard Okrent was not a random preassignment, he was intentionally placed on Block v. Gold Bar, just as he was on City of Everett v. Tammu.
In Block’s case it was because several Snohomish County employees disseminated Gold Bar Reporter’s Bar application file ( amounting to theft) and John Pennington ran illegal background checks on Block and her family members. In Tammu, Okrent was brought in to SLAPP down a fantastic reporter because City of Everett attorney Michael Fisher didn’t like her anti-corruption message. Today, Ms. Tammu operates http://www.snocoreporter.com and receives thousands of clicks a day. A job well done Mr. Fisher.
John E. Pennington’s domestic spying games has proven costly to both the City of Gold Bar and Snohomish County; and I am now focusing in on the City of Duvall, specifically one corrupt police officer named Lori Batoit.
Late yesterday, we did learn that Lori Batoit is a personal friend of John and Crystal Pennington, and very close friend to a former fire chief convicted of pedophilia in Brier. The former Brier employee was convicted for pedophilia, and with no surprise he also a dear friend to John E. Pennington.
For this reason, we intend to shine a hell of a lot of sunlight on Duvall Officer Lori Batoit. Ms. Batoit left an extortionist voice message last week, threatened to criminally prosecute our investigators for investigating her involvement with John E. Pennington, and we intend to expose her involvement in obstructing the many criminal complaints filed against John E. Pennington. We smell a dirty cop. More on Lori Batoit’s involvement in all of this soon.
Some readers asked me if it was fair to blame John Lovick, we answer that question. John Lovick was the Snohomish County Sheriff who refused to investigate my criminal complaints, and refused to run a criminal background check on on John E. Pennington. John Lovick, just as Aaron Reardon’s career is over thanks to his refusal to listen to his constituents.
A source inside Snohomish County called me to let me know that John Lovick terminated John E. Pennington yesterday. As of today, the County has refused to make an official statement. We sure hope that the mounds of evidence we collected and turned over to his victims had some part in exposing John E. Pennington as the wife/child abuser he is.
I make no distinction between my daughter and my neighbors child. We must do everything in our power to expose abusive people like John E. Pennington. I agree with Hillary Clinton on this issue ” it takes a village to raise children.”
The price I paid for exposing a child abuser hiding in our government offices is well worth it so long as I save one child from being abused.
“The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.”
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.