John Pennington, visits Livonia Michigan, in search of dirt on the Gold Bar Reporter, but instead he finds a convicted spousal abuser and drug addict

Somethings are better left in the past, such is the City of Livonia Michigan.

In 2001, I moved to Lansing Michigan to attend graduate studies. I can’t say I hated Michigan but it wasn’t home. The summers were short and humid and the winters were rough and bone chillin cold.

Born and raised in New England, I was no stranger to bone chillin cold winters, and the summers on the east coast were hot and humid, so Michigan wasnt much different, with one exception, Noel.

During my first year of college, I put in for a transfer to Quinpiacc Law School hoping to be closer to home. I was accepted,  but then I met a fantastic like minded free thinker who was as liberal as I if not more so.

When I first met Noel, I was disappointed to learn that he had custody of his daughter, Rachel. She was 12, a self centered me child. Something she learned from her mother because her dad is a complete opposite.

Further,  I had raised my one and only daughter, and really wasn’t interested in raising another.  Kids are quirky, especially teenagers. Teenagers tend to play the blame game, but Rachel was different as it was clear from her life surroundings that she was being abused by her mother, Laura.

Teenagers are quirky enough without having to deal with a mentally ill parent like Laura who spent little time trying to raise a happy healthy child, but instead sucked on a bottle of Vicodin and suffered from Muchhausan bi proxy.  Laura’s main goal was getting even with Noel for having the courage to say ” I will not live my life with a drug addict and allow my daughter to be raised by an abusive drug addict either ”  as he was the first to file for divorce but only after countless failed attempts by Laura at detox.

Most women in our society are the favored parent by our courts, a preconditioning that woman are the more nuturing ones.  I find this assumption to be absurbed, and an insult to my father.  I loved both my parents, and had more in common with my father as he taught me that the power really is in the pen.

Unfortunately for Rachel, Her mother was abusive, both verbally and physically. For me, my daughter’s happiness was and still is evidence of job well done. For Laura, Rachel was and still is piece of property to manipulate to fill Laura’s own unhappy void in life.

In 1998, Laura was arrested and convicted of stabbing Noel, as a result she lost custody of Rachel.  A conviction that as an Oakland County nurse she was obligated to tell her employer but somehow forgot that “morals clause” in her county contract.  A fact I could have disclosed, which would have resulted in her immediate termination, but decided not to because of Rachel.  A decision I regret knowing Laura is still addicted to prescription pills, holding a nursing license. Scary stuff.

When I first met Noel I remember thinking well how bad can this woman be, after all she’s able to maintain a nursing job. What I didn’t know, but later learned, is that Laura was fired from a hospital in Cincinatti for stealing narcotics, thus triggering her move to Livonia Michigan.  But only after Noel graduated with an MS in Engineering and obtained lucrative employment designing aircrafts.

After moving to Livonia, Laura’s drug addiction became too much for Noel, he decided to divorce when his daughter was just seven.  According to several sources, Rachel went from a happy child to a severally depressed withdrawn child. Sadly, she never recovered and lives today ( age 27), just as her mother does, isolated and clingy, looking for others approval.

But who can blame her; children who are abused often live their life trying to fix the abuser.

I remember often questioning Rachel about bruises on her arms after she’d return home from Oakland County court ordered biweekly visits with her mom. I’d questioned Rachel about who bruised her arms, and she’d always make up excuses like my arm got caught in the door.

Frankly speaking, I hate child abusers. Laura was no exception.  I called Rachel’s therapist who later told her dad, children often blame themselves for their parent’s abuse and inability to love. Sadly for Rachel, Laura wasn’t capable of nurturing a trash bag, only her Vicodin bottle. A Vicodin bottle she often spent weekend days hospital shopping to find.

In 2004, after graduate schoool I decided to move to New Hampshire. After all, it’s the live free or die state.  A place that as a young adult I found peace and solitude; Swimming in Lake Winniepasaukee’s pristine clear waters is like taking a cold bath while gazing up at the first highest mountain peak I ever climbed, Mt Washington. It’s peace on earth and far away from the ” Looney World of Laura F.”

Laura stalked me at home, college, and on vacations, bi proxy, through Rachel. I wasnt alone as she did this to Noel too. I spent five years in Michigan and I can’t remember a single vacation without Laura calling Rachel claiming to be dying, extremely sick, etc just so she could ruin Rachel’s vacations to soak in her own drug induced sorrow.

In 2004, after spending the whole summer traveling the western US, and watching the Michigan economy collapse, Noel and I decided it was time to move.  I wanted to move to New Hamshire, while Noel wanted to move to Bozeman Monatana.  But after spending much time backpacking Washington’s national parks, and after climbing to the top of Mount Rainer, Noel turned to me and said ” let’s move here. ” He threw his arms up looked out over Mount Rainer and said ” for me this is paradise.”  I said ok.

Looking backwards from today, I know Washington is where my activism is needed the most. But I shall retire on the most beautiful lake in the U.S. , Sebago.

In December 2009, a Snohomish County  political appointee name John E Pennington wrote me an unsolicited letter that seemed more like it was written by a 10-year-old child than that of a director. I remember thinking to myself? Why would this man, an employee of the county, write an unsolicited letter to a citizen that absolutely made no sense whatsoever.

Since 2008, I have been investigating political appointee John E Pennington. My readers know that I have spent countless resources time and energy trying to warn the public of just how dangerous John E Pennington is to the safety and health of our children. Unfortunately, my warnings fell on deaf ears and he killed 43 people in the Oso mudslides.

Sadly for Washingtonians, Snohomish county government officials, including but not limited to Mark Roe  , Sean Reay, Miqual Tempski, and John Lovick covered up that John E Pennington was labeled by King County Dr. Hendricks as being mentally defective ” a sociopath with no empathy for human life” a fact that he plead to to avoid jail time after he violently assaulted a 3rd trimester pregnant woman just weeks before the deliverly of her daughter.

And if the strange couldn’t have gotten stranger, in November 2016 I deposed Joe Beavers Gold Bar’s mayor who has bankrupted the city of Gold Bar hiding his computer crimes, admitted that he had reached out to a government official in Oakland County Michigan seeking information on Noel. Information Beavers obtained from Laura.

We have ample reason to believe from family members that Laura F continues to live a drug induced life, and still searching for vindication of the harm that she caused so many especially the abuse she perpetrated upon her daughter.

In Joe Beavers deposition, he also admitted that he was anonymously cyberstalking  the Gold Bar Reporter while he was a public official for Gold Bar on a blogspot operated by John Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington.

Joe Beavers , John Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington are being sued for racketeering with depositions expected to begin later this year.   John Pennington was recently caught on camera forging court records in Pierce County successfully sued as a result and found to be a abusing the process.

So with no surprise, a friend from Michigan had called me telling me that Laura F has found some new friends, a sociopath, John Pennington and Joe Beavers. Pennington on camera today meeting up with Laura trying to dig up trash on the Gold Bar Reporter in Livonia Michigan.

I have some advice for John Pennington, next time you’d like to dig up trash on the Gold Bar Reporter you might not use a drug addict, who was convicted of stabbing her ex husband and who lost custody of daughter as a result of her criminal conduct.

I hope you enjoyed the weather Johnny, because you met with the second largest pile of trash I ever had the displeasure of meeting besides You. Perhaps next time you’ll do things a little bit different and visit your co-conspirator during the summer as the summers are much more pleasant in Michigan than the winters.

Looks like I have a new defendant to add to my racketeering suit and since predicate acts took place in Michigan, my thought is I should file my next suit in Michigan.

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.  
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