Whistleblower turns over public records involving criminal history of former mayor; Snohomish Herald published an intentionally false story as a “wag the dog” diversion as a political favor

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In July 2009, Scott North, from the Snohomish County Herald admits he personally approved this false story about Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill  resigning citing harassment. Why was simply stated by another Snohomish County insider  who said   “Scott North is lazy and has been wined and dined by Snohomish County Prosecutors Jason Cummings, Mark Roe, and North has his head up Adam Cornell ass so far, I’m surprised he can breathe. It’s common knowledge that Crystal Hill was being passed around like a door mat…” a Snohomish County insider who we have dub ” Fed up” told the Gold Bar Reporter earlier this week.

For those of us who live and work inside Snohomish County, it’s pretty clear that the Herald is a failing newspaper since Scott North took it over. If Donald Trump had one issue right, he is correct that America no longer has news reporters.  Fake news.

Scott North’s actions below illustrate quite nicely North’s interest is not truth in reporting, it’s rubbing shoulders with political officials so he does have to work for a living.  Fake news President Trump complains about.

 


 

Imagine a convicted criminal named Crystal Hill, citing for harassment, convicted of bank fraud, and had a warrant issued for her arrest, is citing harassment because our investigation of her yields the below truths about her criminal acts.

What does the Herald report, poor little convicted damsel in distress, had to resign because we caught Crystal Hill misappropriating Gold Bar monies.

 

As the Honorable US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia said in Referendum 71 Question: If you don’t like the heat in the kitchen, don’t get involved in politics.

 


As falsely reported by the Herald, here in Snohomish County, in July 2009

 

Gold Bar Mayor resigns citing harassment

 

Gold BAR — Mayor Crystal Hill resigned this week, citing relentless harassment from someone who claims to live in the small mountain town.

Hill, 30, says the person using an alias has been bombarding her, her family and her Seattle employer with e-mails making claims about her personal life.

She said the person has accused her of drug use, supplying drugs to city staff and having an affair with a fired city employee.

Those allegations are false, Hill said, adding that she feels she has little recourse to fight them as a public official in the town of 2,400 people.

She also said she’s been followed and watched in her home and fears for her children, ages 11 and 6.

She also said she’s been followed and watched in her home and fears for her children, ages 11 and 6.

“It got to the point we don’t know if we are going to get a brick through the window,” said Hill, who turned in a resignation letter on Monday, five months before her term was to expire.

Hill said she believes the person who is sending the e-mails under the alias Michael Broaks is connected with a blog critical of the city. The woman who runs the blog fled a lawsuit against the city for withholding public information and has made 47 public records requests since July 2008.

The blogger said she has never e-mailed or followed Hill or her family. She’s fighting corruption as a public watchdog, she said.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office investigated Hill’s complaints, said Kevin Prentiss, a sheriff’s office spokesman. The case was closed because of insufficient information, he said.

Kelly Broyles, the Gold Bar planning commission chairman, said Hill has been an effective mayor in the midst of difficult circumstances.

“I don’t always agree with her decisions but I believe she has made decisions based on what she thinks is best for the city,” he said. Hill said she believes the blogger’s multiple public records requests are an abuse of the public records law and a form of harassment.

So far, the lawsuit, alleging the city had withheld documents during a public records request, has cost the city about $55,000 in attorney fees, according to the city.

“This has not been about documents,” Hill said. “This is a means to harass me and the city.”

Hill plans to finish her bachelor’s degree and attend law school. She’s working part-time now as a paralegal in Seattle.

 

When Hill took over as mayor in 2006, she inherited a cash-strapped city. Since then, she said, she’s left the city books in better shape. She said she put in 60-hour weeks as mayor. The job pays $300 a month.

“I think I’ve done a good job,” she said. “I’ve worked really, really hard. I just have to be a mom and my family needs to come first.”

Councilman Joe Beavers, as mayor pro-tem, is expected to fill in as mayor for the rest of Hill’s term. The council expects to select a mayor pro-tem from the remainder of the City Council on Tuesday night. Then, the council has 60 days to appoint someone to fill the open city council seat until January.


 

Truth and reporting, New York Times v Sullivan

From July 2016 to April 23, 2013, John Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) made countless attempts to have the Gold Bar Reporter restrained from reporting on their criminal racketeering conduct ( some of which is outlines herein).  On April 23, 2017, Pierce County District Court held that the Gold Bar Reporter was in fact a news reporter protected under the First Amendment.

In other words, the Penningtons,  now 4th attempt to obtain a ” prior restraint” against the Free Press  ( Gold Bar Reporter) was DENIED for the 4th time on April 23, 2017 in Pierce County District Court.  John Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington are beng sued for RICO now pending in the 9th Circuit.

In July 2009, Scott North knew at the time was that Ms. Hill Pennington ( Crystal Berg) had quite the little extensive criminal history, which included allegations of “harassment” many years before she became Mayor.

What we learned last year was that Crystal Hill Pennington filled out an online application to be a contractor for FEMA, teaching Emergency Management Classes.
So imagine, US taxpayer monies are being used to fund a convicted criminal, who plead guilty to bank fraud ( 2000,2005) ,and should have been charged with child abuse.

A complaint has been filed with the Office of Inspector General citing “fraud” against Crystal Hill Pennington, because according to US Office of Procurement, persons guilty of fraud are NOT eligible for any federal contracts.

 Truth is an affirmative defense, the Gold Bar Reporter has never been sued. 


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In November 2008, Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill did violently and criminally assault a child in her care. Gold Bar’s Chief received a criminal complaint against Crystal Hill for abusing a six year child in her care. Because Gold Bar’s police Chief was involved in an extra-marital affair with Crystal Hill,  he asked for the case to be referred to another Snohomish County Sheriff Officer, Jeff Ross.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Officer Jeff Ross received extensive physician reports documenting that while Ms. Hill was babysitting the six year old girl, Crystal Hill did violently and intentionally assault a six year old child in her care.

In 2009, the Gold Bar Reporters heard a little chatter about Crystal Hill’s extensive history of abusing children from a former lover of Ms. Hill’s named Fleshman Cooper.

According to Cooper’s ex-wife, ” Crystal consistently abused our children while they were in the care of  Fleshman, and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office knew it.  After complaints for abuse were filed with Snohomish County,  Fleshman was left with either loosing joint custody or disposing of Crystal. Thankfully, he chose his children.”

In 2008, then Mayor Crystal Hill covered up Karl Majerle’s sabotaging of the City’s water system here in Gold Bar.  Why is simple, Karl Majerle was extorting Mayor Hill with exposing her past criminal history. . A criminal history that involves bank fraud in two states, Washington and North Carolina, 2000, and 2005, respectively.  In North Carolina, Ms. Hill spent time jail after failing to adhere to her criminal diversion program.  According to North Carolina, Crystal Hill still owes the state $109. 00 for court fines relating to the same.

Gold Bar’s current public records officer Bonnie Jones stated ” I’m not turning over Crystal Hill’s nude photos between her and Karl Majerle.”

For almost ten years, Crystal Hill Pennigton ( nee Berg) has spent the last ten years criminally stalking me on a foe online newspaper set up by Aaron Reardon, a Seattle Times reporter named Christopher Schwarzen, and John E. Pennington titled the ” Sky Valley Chronicle.”

According to Gold Bar City Clerk Denise Beaston,  Gold Bar’s new Mayor Joe Beavers was allowed to log in and post any article he so desired. When asked under oath in December of 2016 whether or not he was a “blogger’ on the Sky Valley Chronicle, Joe Beavers had to admit he was cyber-stalking the Gold Bar Reporter.

Why can be best described as racketeering, covering up and quashing criminal charges by Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe, Seth Fine, Miguel Tempski, Adam Cornell, and Sara Di Vittorio as political favors.

According to an insider who gave an interview last week after we caught Snohomish County Prosecutor Caroline Darrow and Amy Nay withholding public records involving the County ‘s prosecutor’s little RICO scam, Snohomish County Prosecutors are withholding public records only when Washlite Board members Lori Shavlik, Arthur West and I request access to public records.   The whistleblower gave an interview saying ” I sick of it….”

The whistleblower clearly gave us what we needed to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Snohomish County Prosecutors are tampering with public records only when Shavlik, West or the Gold bar Reporter requests records.

Last week, a whistleblower gave us access to public records Snohomish County illegally withheld involving Snohomish County’s Director of Emergency Management Director John E Pennington’s ACCESS criminal history searches and copies of Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill’s criminal ACCESS files. All public records that Sara Di Vittorio and the Snohomish County Prosecutors and Sheriff’s Office withheld from the Gold Bar Reporter for over nine years.  Our lawyer tells us that there are no statute of limitations on silent withholding, thus a new lawsuit is being pursued.

 

In January 2016, newly elected Executive Dave Somers terminated John E. Pennington after public records released document John Pennington did nothing except criminal harass Gold Bar Reporter, right from Snohomish County offices and with use of county taxpayer resources.

It was a perfect storm for the poor little town of Gold Bar, as there is little that the City can get over on the Gold Bar Reporter, a person with a Juris Doctorate degree, education in this case has proven vital to exposing Crystal Hill’s crimes against Gold Bar.

But Ms. Hill didn’t cover up her criminal history by herself. Ms. Hill had the assistance of Sean Reay, a Snohomish County Prosecutor who is married to the head of Evergreen District Court Laura Twindale. When the below criminal prosecution file was sent to Ms. Twinsdale, she looked the other way as a political favor to then Executive Aaron Reardon. Of course at the bequest of her husband and Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay ( police reports show this case was sent to Reay first).

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In December 2008, Crystal Hill moved in with married Snohomish County Director of Emergency Management John E. Pennington.  Instead of resigning as Gold Bar’s Mayor, Ms. Hill forged public disclosures filings, and refused to resign her seat until July 2009.  All Mayors must be living inside the City.

Former director John E. Pennington’s criminal history, a man who just cant seem to keep his hands to himself.

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Gold Bar’s then Mayor wanna be Joe Beavers assisted Crystal Hill with not reporting the sabotaging of the City’s water system – a federal crime- covering up Ms. Hill’s criminal history.   Karl Majerle was extorting Crystal Hill with releasing to the public what he knew about her criminal history, and he was also engaged in an extra marital affair with Hill, according to a neighbor.

Why is best described by former council member Jay Prueher ” Joe wanted to be Mayor so bad, he made a deal with Crystal.  Crystal was stealing from the City…”

In late 2013, the Washington State Auditor’s office issued findings against the City of Gold Bar stating inside its audit report ” there’s $200,000.00 missing from the City and not one employee can state where it went.”

Over the last ten years, Snohomish County Prosecutors Office, Sean Reay, Miquol Tempski, Sara Di Vittorio,  Adam Cornell, Mark Roe, and employees Amy Nay,, Dayna Tapendorf, and Tina Murphy have been trying get the Gold Bar Reporter charged with harassment for investigating and reporting on their racketeering conduct ( fraud, honest services violations, criminal harassment, extorting Bar licenses, and countless perjury statements filed in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties), and now with the latest release of former Mayor Crystal Hill’s criminal history, we are now a little closer to helping Gold Bar survive before they bankrupt the little City of Gold Bar with their racketeering crimes committed against the Gold Bar Reporter for reporting the truth .

Below is part of the extensive racketeering crimes John E Pennington, Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) and countless lawyers, including Mike Kenyon, Ann Marie Soto, Linda Eide, Lin O’Dell, Doug Ende, Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen, Seth Fine, Sean Reay, Shannon Ragonesi, Amanda Butler, Margaret King, and Miquol Tempski.

 

Pierce College, Tacoma, instructor, caught forging court record

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John E. Pennington, terminated from FEMA and Snohomish County for conduct unbecoming of a public officer, now caught forging documents with Pierce County District Court


 

John E. Pennington, an instructor with Pierce College,  caught forging a court record last week in Tacoma, Washington.

It all started when the Gold Bar Reporter did what we’re supposed to do as a journalist, contacted him for comment about an upcoming article involving his false academic credentials.  Credentials John Pennington placed into public records at Pierce College, fraudulently obtaining a teaching position, a crime in Washington State.

RCW 9A.60.070

False academic credentials—Unlawful issuance or use—Definitions—Penalties.

(1) A person is guilty of issuing a false academic credential if the person knowingly
(a) Grants or awards a false academic credential or offers to grant or award a false academic credential in violation of this section;
(b) Represents that a credit earned or granted by the person in violation of this section can be applied toward a credential offered by another person;
(c) Grants or offers to grant a credit for which a representation as described in (b) of this subsection is made; or
(d) Solicits another person to seek a credential or to earn a credit the person knows is offered in violation of this section.
(2) A person is guilty of knowingly using a false academic credential if the person knowingly uses a false academic credential or falsely claims to have a credential issued by an institution of higher education that is accredited by an accrediting association recognized as such by rule of the student achievement council:
(a) In a written or oral advertisement or other promotion of a business; or
(b) With the intent to:
(i) Obtain employment;
(ii) Obtain a license or certificate to practice a trade, profession, or occupation;
(iii) Obtain a promotion, compensation or other benefit, or an increase in compensation or other benefit, in employment or in the practice of a trade, profession, or occupation;
(iv) Obtain admission to an educational program in this state; or
(v) Gain a position in government with authority over another person, regardless of whether the person receives compensation for the position.
(3) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section and RCW 28B.85.220.
(5) Knowingly using a false academic credential is a gross misdemeanor.

According to Pierce College, Tacoma,  John E. Pennington did fraudulently use false Academic credentials to obtain a position at the College by falsely submitting that he has accredited college degrees.

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John E. Pennington did knowingly falsify his academic credentials to Pierce College to obtain a employment, and is guilty of this crime as well.  

 



 

 

In 2005, the Seattle Times published a story about John Pennington’s academic school of choice correctly stating the IRS held that California Coastal College ( John E. Pennington’s online school of choice) sold degrees at a flat rate.”

See http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/local-fema-chief-had-little-disaster-experience/

False fraudulent academic diplomas managed to slip by former Executive Aaron Reardon ( who the Gold Bar Reporter proudly got rid of as the criminal harasser he is as evidenced by the Snohomish County Herald’s Feb 13, 2013 article http://201-dhwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/article/20130214/NEWS01/702149999 ) inside Snohomish County’s Emergency Management too.

This  contributed to the deaths (Black’s law dictionary, negligent homicide equates to killing) of 43 people in the Oso mudslides disaster. Had Snohomish County had an educated person at the helm of Emergency Management, 43 people would more than likely be alive today.

King County’s Major Crimes Unit public records document that Aaron Reardon’s executive officers had so much time on their hands to post defamatory articles on a website the trio set up titled ” The Sky Valley Chronicle” – a website to control the political message in the Sky Valley ( Monroe to Index).

John E. Pennington’s wife Crystal Hill Pennington was anonymously cyber-stalking anyone who dared question Aaron Reardon’s gang of thieves. Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers admitted under oath a deposition two weeks ago that he too was cyber-stalking people on the Sky Valley Chronicle.

Crystal Hill Pennington’s deposition is scheduled for December 6, 2016, and an update will follow.

Now this, Pierce College Trustees hired a man with fake credentials who killed 43 people, beats on women and abuses our kids?  What the hell  is going on inside Washington State that a man who has harmed so many people is allowed to fraud our future leaders?

Our kids deserve much more, as such, the Gold Bar Reporter filed a complaint against Pierce College, Tacoma, with the U.S. Department of Education as this is fraud.

In 2013, John E. Pennington, a resident of Duvall, Washington, applied for a position on the Duvall Washington Library Board. Pennington’s application was rejected, the basis according to the Board Chair  ” he had no respect for the First Amendment.”

So its no surprise that once we started investigating John E. Pennington false credentials by requesting access to public records at Pierce College ( RCW 42.56), John E. Pennington committed more fraud, but this time on Pierce College’s dime.

On October 24, 2016, a forged Snohomish County Process of Service paper was filed by Penningtons whiting it out ( forgery)  knowingly falsely filing an instrument with a public office.

On October 27, 2016, John E. Pennington appeared in front of Pierce County District Court ( where he nor his wife resides), sworn in captured on video camera, falsely certifying under oath that he served the Gold Bar Reporter with his petition for restraining order  ( prior restraint on free speech prohibited in the U.S.), attempting to SLAPP down the Gold Bar Reporter’s message.

A First Amendment lawyer stated ” Prior Restraints on free speech in America are considered a violation of my civil rights.”

According to the Snohomish County Sherriff’s Office, John E. Pennington forged the original document, and the unforged document delivered to John Pennington is this one:

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After John E.Pennington forged the document:

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SLAPP suits carry a $10, 0000.00per offense penalty.  An issue we suspect John E. Pennington could care less about as public records document that he cant pay his mortgage, so what’s a judgment for $50K?

Congrads to Pierce College, Tacoma, Washington, not only did the Board of Trustees hire a child/wife abuser, they also hired a man now guilty of perjury and forgery.

The Gold Bar Reporter filed a new complaint in King County seeking damages, and a Writ and Injunction ordering Pierce County off this case as not one person John Pennington fraudulently obtained a restraining order against lives in Pierce County.

The Gold Bar Reporter is seeking an additional $50,000.00 from the marital community of the Crystal Hill and John E. Pennington’s for severe emotional distress.

Late yesterday, we learned that Pierce County District  ” vacated” the restraining order and there is a criminal felony investigation under way against John E. Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington (convicted of bank fraud,2005, 2000) and the case will be transferred to King County ( where according to the documents below, John E. Pennington has had countless criminal harassment complaints against him in King County).

John E. Pennington is the same political appointee who the Seattle Times quoted as saying Washington State’s largest slide area was “Considered very safe.”

As the Seattle Times reporter Mike Cater ( also the reporter who reported on Pennington fake academic credentials) wrote “It was considered very safe,” Pennington said. “This was a completely unforeseen slide. This came out of nowhere.”

John Pennington’s statements about the Oso mudslides were in complete contrast Daniel Miller, a geomorph­ologist, who wrote about Oso landslide conditions in his 1997 report for the Washington Department of Ecology and the Tulalip Tribes. Miller used reports and memos from the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s, to support his 1997 report that the Oso area was unstable and should be evacuated.

Miller also stated that he was stunned and troubled to return to the area in 2006, to see new homes being built instead of  seeing homes being vacated.

Miller said “Frankly, I was shocked that the county permitted any building across from the river. . . It’s not unknown that this hazard exists.”

Miller contracted with the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Forest Service in 1997.

Immediately following the Oso mudslide disaster, the Gold Bar Reporter contacted Miller asking him ” if John E. Pennington’s email showed that he ( Pennington) approved building on the Oso mudslide area, do you think he should be charged with negligent homicide?   He said ” if you have that kind of email, then Jay Inslee should order an outside agency to investigate John Pennington’s background.”  We said ” we already did… and Snohomish County was aware that John Pennington had falsified his academic  credentials and had countless abuse charges filed against him for criminal harassment and beating women. ” Miller’s voice crackled, and he sounded scared or tearful and hung up.

Obviously, Pierce College ( Tacoma) is a public agency subject to RCW 42.56, the Public Records Act.  Too bad, John Pennington’s conduct is subject to public scrutiny.

Perhaps Pennington’s next job will actually require working, preferably in private industry, so several investigative reporters and I can sleep at night.  Our children are  worthy of our efforts to protect their future to be educated by people who have real college degrees.

Once the Department of Education issues its findings in this matter, it will be posted.  Fraud like this harms all of us, and dummies down the U.S. educational system and will not go unchecked by the Gold Bar Reporter.


 

For those of my readers who haven’t read my last articles on John Pennington’s criminal history, please see below.  The Gold Bar Reporter has NEVER been sued but welcome a suit. 

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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  ( His ex filed suit for damages Washington County Case # D911027SC) after he hospitalized his fiancé in Oregon and stole items from the community.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Our Children’s mental well being has no price tag.  I agree with Hillary Clinton “ it takes a village to raise children.”


John Pennington’s trial in the Oso mudslide debacle will be live streamed by the Gold Bar Reporters starting during the fall of 2016.

As for Pierce College hiring a pedophile and wife beater, one can only say that each and everyone of the persons involved in hiring a known pedophile will now be investigated as a result.  Stay tuned, because the way I see it, the only ones who protect pedophiles and wife beaters are ones’ themselves.

 

Perhaps Pierce College needed to hire someone to teach “ How to get away with molesting and raping our kids, fraud, murder, setting up fake online newspapers to criminally harass citizens, not pay Department of Revenue taxes, failing to pay property taxes, raping college students, and beating one’s spouse” also known as Emergency Management 101 at Pierce College it appears.

 

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/

BEWARE students especially female students as John E. Pennington was kicked out real colleges for raping a student.


In September 2015, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe confirmed that John Pennington is the man responsible for the rape of a five year old girl in Cowlitz County., Washington.  An insider who we have labeled as ” fed up” told the Gold Bar Reporter that Mark Roe was convinced by Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay and Sara DI Vittorio ( being sued for racketeering) to hide Pennington’s criminal history to avoid liability.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academics join our fight against the corrupt Washington State Bar

 

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Academics join our fight against the corrupt Washington State Bar


To:

 

Robert C. Fellmeth

Executive Director, Center for Public Interest Law

Price Professor of Public Interest Law

University of San Diego School of Law

 

David Swankin

President and CEO

Citizen Advocacy Center

 

Lisa McGiffert

Director, Safe Patient Project

Consumers Union

 

and to all others who may receive this email


Bloomberg News

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We have read your letter to the California AG and agree with it completely regarding Sherman anti-trust and immunities granted to private organizations via state action immunity.

You may be interested in following and possibly contributing with friend of the court briefs, the following cases currently pending before the ninth circuit court of appeals.

Scannell v. WSBA case #14-35582

Scheidler v. Avery et al case # 15-35945

Block v. Snohomish county case #15-35569

In all three cases, the plaintiffs have raised Sherman anti-trust and RICO charges against the Washington State Bar Association and the issue of immunity plays a crucial role.

Scannell was disbarred for obstruction because he refused to turn over attorney client privileged information to a disciplinary counsel who was attempting to prosecute his client for the unauthorized practice of law in Virginia. Although a federal judge ruled that the bar’s action of recommending disbarment violated the 6th amendment right to counsel, the disbarment could not be undone, and the bar could not be sued because of quasijudicial immunity. While the ninth circuit has not recognized the discipline with a reciprocal disbarment (believed to be only the only attorney who was able to keep his 9th Circuit attorney license).

In Scheidler, the plaintiff was prevented from obtaining counsel for his suit because the prosecutor has used his influence with the WSBA to threaten disciplinary action against any attorney who represents Scheidler. In one case, he lost a case because he counsel was threatened on the eve of trial.

In Block, the plaintiff was an award winning journalist who exposed corruption in Snohomish county when she printed a story about the Chief executive using county funds to conduct a sexual affair with two employees in Europe. The county executive was forced to resign over the revelations, but used county resources and employees to retaliate against Block by soliciting bar complaints over the internet. Block was recommended for disbarment for writing a series of exposes about the director of the Department of Emergency Services. That director, recommended approval of the building of homes on the Oso mudslide site, which later resulted in the deaths of 43 residents. The Seattle Times later won the Pulitzer prize for exposing how the director and others knew in advance that the site was dangerous.

In all three cases, the plaintiffs have alleged that the bar has steered the market away from sole practitioners, minorities, and political enemies of the leadership. They allege that over 40% of all discipline occurs in Snohomish county, which is where influential members of the Board of Governors and Disciplinary board reside and use the bar process to target their opponents.

They allege that the board targets minority attorneys for discipline in numbers far exceeding their proportions of the membership in the bar.

They also alleged that virtually all discipline is directed at sole practitioners, even though sole practitioners are only 30% of attorneys.

Their complaints also allege that defense attorneys are not investigated under policies that are not approved reviewed or approved by Washington State Supreme Court.

Finally, their complaints allege that this steering of the market toward favored attorneys is done during the investigative stage, which is never reviewed by the Washington State Supreme Court in the 96% of the cases that are never charged. Their complaints allege that the low number of attorneys charged is reflective of the fact that the bar is the proverbial fox in charge of the henhouse.

In spite of these serious allegations, all which are presumed to be true under an FRCP 12 motion, their cases have been dismissed. In Scannell’s case, although a California judge ruled that Washington court rules violated the sixth amendment right to counsel, and Scannell’s RICO, Sherman Antitrust allegations, and Civil Rights charges were not covered under the Rooker Feldman doctrine, (the usual defense for cases like this), he ruled that quasi-judicial immunity prevented prosecution for damages under all three causes of action, while ruling that injunctive relief was available for civil rights causes of action. The North Carolina Dental Examiners case had not yet been decided at the time the final orders were issues, but had been issued before briefing in the ninth circuit.

In Block and Scheidler, their cases were dismissed by federal judges who Block and Scheidler contend violated the code of judicial conduct when they refused to recuse themselves when they were members of the Washington State Bar Association. The ninth circuit had earlier ruled in Scannell case and two others, that the membership required disqualification of Washington judges. Under common law, individual members of an association are liable for the debts of the association.

In the Block case, the judge refused to allow Block to amend her complaint to include the bar, even though such amendments are freely granted. In Scheidler, the judge granted quasijudicial immunity, without offering any reasoning as to why the North Carolina case did not apply.


Open government, and the principles of Our founding fathers, means more to me than life

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” I have but one life to live and shall be for the betterment of my society as a whole.”  Anne Block, Gold Bar Reporter, journalist and author.

In 2014, when Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers offered me money to go away, I said ” not until you comply with the Public Records Act.”  So here we are six years later; after attorneys Michael Kenyon, Margaret King, Ann Marie Soto and Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers misused over $1,000,000.00 of taxpayer monies covering up crimes committed by two government thugs, John E. Pennington and Crystal Hill.

The sun is starting to shine again inside the little community of Gold Bar.  Joe Beavers and Crystal Hill are about to be exposed in one of the largest RICO scandals in Washington State history, and involves a fake online news paper set up to criminally harass anyone who questions local government here in Snohomish County.

But all is not lost!  Today the United State Supreme Court just held that the Board of Dental Examiners is liable for the actions of its directors if they failed to actively  supervise their employees.  Sound familiar?  Well it should, because this issue correlates with the WA State Supreme Court’s inactions in monitoring several political attacks that WA Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel attorneys Linda Eide, Lin O’Dell, Joseph Nappi Jr., Craig Bray, and Scott Busby are doing to any Bar member who speaks out or tries to tackle corrupt activities of agency employees or judges. Simply put, we have enough evidence to say they are guilty of RICO.

For those of you interested in following what’s going to happen to the WA State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel, you should read http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/north-carolina-board-of-dental-examiners-v-federal-trade-commission/

Lets just say reform for the WA State Bar Office of Disciplinary Council is coming from the 9th Circuit!  We say ” Let the sunshine in and let it shine until the cockroaches are removed from their positions!”

The sooner citizens say ” we’ve had enough, the sooner the corrupt bastards ruining our home land will be gone from public office.

Snohomish County public records confirms John Pennington spent most of county time using hacking software

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While 44 while residents in the small community of Oso, Washington, suffocated to death, the bonehead in charge spent most of his day “hacking” on the taxpayers dime, public records from Snohomish County confirm.

Also see another reports investigation of just how and why the City of Gold Bar is going bankrupt over hiding John E. Pennington and Crystal Hill Berg Pennington’s crimes http://snocoreporter.com/follow-up-on-our-duvall-pennington-investigation/

Three months ago, the Gold Bar Reporters sent Snohomish County Department of Information Services ( also known to use as Dept of Disinformation Services) a public records request for ” copies of John Pennington H_Key logins for any computer or electronic device he used. Last week, Snohomish County complied with our request giving us 27,000 of Pennington’s H_key log in codes. The County sent the first installment with many more to come as it relates to  ” Our Little Michael Pedophile Brownie.”

From John Pennington’s computer H_key log in codes here’s what we know so far:

1).  Pennington spent at least 6 hours a day working on his private contracts for his private company.

2.)  Pennington spent at least 2 hours per day working as an adjunct teacher for an online school titled American Military University, a for profit school that Senator Tom Harkin called ” fraud”  on PBS special titled ” Education Inc”

3.)  Pennington spent a large number of hours “hacking” into others computer systems.

4.)  Pennington spent several days posting on his blog spot titled ” The Sky Valley Chronicle”

5.) Pennignton used a portable hard drive to evade the Public Records Act( so he thought but our readers should not worry because we’re going to file another suit and depose him about this in 60 days).

We wrote Snohomish County Council members an letter stating ” Is this why taxpayers of Snohomish County are paying John Pennington a $150,000.00 a year welfare check ?”

Then last week, someone from Duvall, Washington, “hacked” into the Gold Bar Reporters Twitter account.  Once we became aware of the illegal trespass and theft, our Twitter account was temporarily suspended, and we contacted Twitter letting them know that we intend to send a subpoena for all files relating to the Gold Bar Reporter’s Twitter account.

Our readers should know that John Pennington is not a resident of Snohomish County, contrary to what he and Gold Bar’s “boob flashing Bubba’s Roadhouse Mayor Crystal Hill” and John Pennington posting on their blog posts titled the Sky Valley Chronicle.
While 44 suffocated to death in the second deadliest preventable natural disaster also known to Snohomish County residents as the Oso mudslides, dumb as post pedophile John Pennington criminally harassed people, is guilt of forging his time sheets, approving home building on the mudslide site even though geologists for years said no building and FEMA had a mitigation plan to buy out home owners, and now we caught him hacking into others computers on county taxpayers dime.

As a result of Snohomish County’s latest public records release, we are now confident to add one skill besides pedophile to John Pennington’s resume, a hacker.

John Scannell Washington State Supreme Court ” The only honest candidate”

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“Zamboni John” Scannell files for
Washington State Supreme Court Position #7

Former Hockey Zamboni driver John Scannell has announced he will seek election to Washington State Supreme Court Position # 7. Position # 7 is currently held by Debra Stevens of Spokane.
 
Currently, an attorney residing in Bremerton Washington, John is well known throughout the state for his legal work on behalf of Washington citizens. He filed some of the first lawsuits in Washington under the landlord tenant act and has represented both landlords and tenants since then. He has founded and been active in both tenant and labor unions. He was called the “bureaucrat’s nightmare” by the Seattle Times for his lawsuit on behalf of intermittent workers which won millions of dollars for City of Seattle workers. He blocked the building of one stadium by challenging its public financing, and he joined other anti-stadium activists in challenging others including Safeco Field, all the way to the United States Supreme Court. He was the last man standing among anti-stadium activists, as it took the United States Supreme Court months longer to decide his suit, which held up the building of Safeco Field.
 
He won large settlements for demonstrators who were tear gassed and hit with rubber bullets during the WTO demonstrations.
 
As an attorney he made his living helping workers win their unemployment benefits and wage claims as well as drivers win their traffic tickets including speeding and red light tickets.
 
John has been one of the few attorneys in the State that has actively been supporting the American Bar Association’s criticism of Washington attorney disciplinary system. The Washington State Supreme Court is in charge of the system, but the court has come under sharp criticism for 40 years for its practice of delegating its responsibility to the Washington State Bar Association. The ABA rightly likens this to the practice of putting the fox in charge of the henhouse, with Washington being one of a few states that still continue this practice. The result is that Washington has one of the lowest attorney charging rates in the nation. John Scannell is the only candidate advocating taking the fox out of the henhouse by having the Washington State Supreme Court stop delegating its responsibility to the Washington State Bar Association.
 
Scannell will base his campaign on the issue that he will protect the rights of Washington citizens with decisions that are intelligent, just and ethical.
 
 
 
 
Contact Numbers: 206-624-3685
 

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Okrent ” Nazi or Jew?” The Jury is still deliberating

Dear Readers and Snohomish County –  We are taking a new approach to exposing corrupt government officers.  If you have stories, anecdotal, that you would like published as it relates to corruption inside Snomohish County, please forward your article with name, telephone number and article to tips@goldbarreporter.org.

Please thank Snohomish County’s political bum/scum John Pennington for awaking our activism

 

Judge Okrent ~ Snohomish County

Posted on August 13, 2014 by “SnohomishCountyCorruption”

Most of you know by now I am Jewish by blood, I am not real big into “religion” as it is used & abused by most folks but I still try to learn about the culture & the history.

So our local Chabad had a lecture about Tisha “B’Av & I went & the person teaching was incredible, I wrote a blog post about it even. I sat front seat mesmerized… little did I know I was listening to the devil

SOMEHOW I missed the fact that the speaker was Judge Okrent, the same Judge who I thought was actually going to follow the law but obviously had his own agenda.

For those of you who know me personally or anyone that is autistic I don’t do facial recognition, it has to be facial memorization in order for me to recognize anyone. It is really weird because I can describe someone’s face well enough for a 5 year old to draw a composite sketch of them but there is a disconnect in my head for random meetings

When I got into Judge Okrent’s courtroom, I thought I had finally found Justice for my animals & myself.He said he would keep the case in his court if I wanted, I said yes like a dumbass, little did I know that he was just making sure they could bend me over & screw me without any other Judge getting in the way.

When I sat in that Chabad I thought it so sad that this man in front of me had taken a job in “the law” instead of being the teacher he wanted to be.

When I got the oral decision, I fell to my knees & cried my heart out. I know that my “case” was perfect because an attorney who charges 100’s of dollars per hour & a very well known prosecutor gave me the outline, they warned me not to trust this Judge, one even said I would probably lose even if he came into court with me.

I don’t even remember how I figured out that this wonderful teacher & this worthless Judge were one in the same but I was talking to someone about what he did to me & once again I started crying.I didn’t even realize how bad this hurts me still everyday. Most of the pain comes from being abused by the very system that should’ve protected me & my animals.

As I get gear up for my Federal case I have to relive all of this over & over again. I keep having the same nightmares about my dogs & my cat. All I can do is pray that someone somewhere will FOLLOW the law, & that someday soon my babies will be with me & this nightmare will be over. Knowing what I know now I will do my best to make sure none of these ingrates do to others what they have done to me.

In my research I have found many many many other very questionable decisions Judge Okrent has made & they fall in line with the chain of command at the center of all of this corruption but that is for another story

I just want you to know that if you ever come across this guy RUN, change your court date, change your courtroom get the frick out of there ASAP. Seriously, he didn’t even put out a written decision on my case within the required 30 days, I had to file my appeal with no decision, & they (appeals & supreme) gave ME a bunch of crap over it. I didn’t understand at the time just how deeply he was involved in this other nonsense but I do now & I can prove it.

He is also protecting the WSBA in another case. All I can do is hope he is just a Jew by religion, not by blood as I wouldn’t want to share one single gene with this person, not one!

Washington State Bar Association’s political operative Linda Eide commits Racketeering offenses against members as political favors

ROBERT GRUNDSTEIN, EXPOSED MASSIVE WA STATE BAR

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Blog Radio Interview with Robert Grundstein coming soon


Update: More public records linking Linda Eide to Ronald Meltzer ( guardian who was stealing Robert Grundstein’s mother’s estate with the assistance of Linda Eide ( one must wonder if she is receiving a financial pay off?)


Since Mr. Grundstein’s latest biography below, we’ve learned a lot about Washington State Bar’s lead counsel Linda Eide including these facts:

ATTORNEY ROBERT GRUNDSTEIN

Attorney Robert Grunstein disbarred only after he filed a WSBA complaint and sued a WSBA Board member named attorney Ronald Meltzer. Meltzer managed to use his influence inside WA Court’s to get himself assigned as a the Court appointed guardian over Robert Grunstein’s mother’s trusts totaling millions.

STATEMENT OF THE  CASE
In 2007, Robert Grunstein’s mother was sick and dying. Attorney Ronald Meltzer was Ms. Grunstein’s legal administrator.  A legal administrator is hired to look after their client’s best interests.  When Robert Grunstein started investigating where his mother’s money disappeared to, he rightfully went to attorney Ronald Meltzer with questions. Instead, Grunstein was stonewalled and Meltzer refused to answer any questions as it related to thousands of dollars missing from his mother’s accounts.  As a result, Grunstein sued Meltzer for breaching his fudiciary duties to his mother.

Attorney Meltzer used his friends inside the WSBA’s elite Board of Governors to go after Mr. Grunstein claiming he was practicing law without a license. At the time Robert Grunstein filed suit his WSBA license was ” inactive.”  Meltzer never denied stealing thousands of dollars from Mr. Grusntein’s mother, but instead he used his friend and WSBA’s lead RICO attorney Linda Eide to go after Grunstein’s WSBA license.

It’s gets even better, so hold onto your seat!  WSBA’s LInda Eide then used Attorney Meltzer as a prime witness against Mr. Grunstein inside a WSBA disciplinary proceedings. That’s right, the WSBA’s lead RICO attorney Linda Eide called her friend and thief Ronald Meltzer to testify against a non-active attorney whose only crime was trying to stop Linda Eide’s friend and WSBA Board member Ronald Meltzer from stealing his mother’s money.

WSBA’s lead criminal counsel Linda Eide refused comment for this story.  ” Silence is golden” and we’ve never been sued.


WRITTEN BY GUEST WRITER ROBERT GRUNSTEIN, a former Washington Bar member

First Amendment Defender Robert Grunstein’s true account of how the Washington State Bar’s political operative and lead counsel Linda Eide’s political attack forced Mr. Grunstein to take a closer look at corruption inside Washington State’s little whore house, also known as the Washington State Bar Asssociation.
“Vendetta” tells the hidden story of an attorney who was pursued across the country by several sets of police and banned from all Ohio court review after publishing an editorial critical of a Bedford Ohio judge. It exposes the sequestered and organized corruption of a politicized state judiciary that intentionally failed on an alarming scale from the local to the federal level. The failure not only represents a ruined structure, but the grass-roots deterioration of American character. “Vendetta” shows how elected judiciaries fail and how judges, police, prosecutors and even court clerical staff turned institutions charged with maintaining ethical standards into criminal, personal interest groups.
“You don’t make any money if you tell the truth in court. You have to lie or you lose your credibility.”

What should be a matter of national concern has been underpublicized among a population of over-educated salesmen (aka, attorneys). These pale conventionalists from Washington State have embraced fear and the failure of American Constitutional culture in exchange for income. The purveyor of this fear is Office of Disciplinary counsel and their staff of third rate minds and 9th rate characters.

The history of Disciplinary counsel is curious. As part of the State Bar, it is a state agency created by statute but is run and controlled by the Supreme Court.  It used to staffed by one or two representatives, but after the docket of complaints grew in the late 1980s and early 90s, the office was increased on an ad hoc basis. The accumulated files of complaints were administered but then there was nothing to do. The attorneys hired by Disciplinary Counsel were second- rate attorneys no one else wanted and who had no lateral mobility. Remember, in the Public Sector, stupid is better. So, the office adopted an agenda to maintain itself and now has 35 employees who are charged with finding fault and extorting legal fees from people it targets; under the protection of the WA Supreme Court.

The irony is staggering and should induce existential nausea in everyone other than Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot. The WA Supreme Court is charged with reviewing cases administered by the business it runs, and the WSBA Office of Disciplinary Counsel is a business. Every year, scores of attorneys (almost exclusively sole practitioners) are charged by the bar. A common scenario is for the Bar to over-prosecute and then to negotiate with the targeted attorney for a lesser disposition in exchange for attorney fees to the bar for every activity it conducted against the attorney and the waiver of a hearing.  Average amounts for a settled dispute without hearing (Admonition/suspension, etc.) are five to seven thousand dollars. That’s several hundred thousand to the Bar every year.

If you choose to go to hearing, the initial hearing will be conducted by the Bar and a Hearing officer it chose using rules it wrote in cooperation with the state Supreme Court. The initial determination to proceed against you is made by a Bar committee.  Your first administrative review will be before a panel chosen by the Bar. Your final appeal will be before the WA Supreme Court which is asked to judge a Respondent who provides income to the business the Supreme Court administers in the event penalties are confirmed.

Can anyone say Separation of Powers? This is the type of conflict for which Bar brings charges on a regular basis.

It’s a fact of life that maintenance values are stronger than moral values and anyone who challenges the bar is punished.  Attorney Karen Unger was pursued for over two years. It cost her between 70 and 80 thousand dollars to defend against bad charges which were finally dismissed by a hearing officer who said “there is nothing here” and added that Bar appeared to have sequestered evidence in Unger’s favor.  That hearing officer was never used again. An attorney named Schaefer was disciplined for exposing a judge who took bribes. Anton Miller was disciplined for writing a satirical poem about the WA Supreme Court.

In 2006, the ABA did a study on attorney discipline in WA State. It ordered the bar to get discipline out of the state bar and said “the fox was in charge of the hen-house”. This was disregarded.

Robert Grundstein Suits in Washington and Vermont Federal Courts
See 12-35792 (9th circuit) and  13 CV 300 (Vermont Fed. District)

Grundstein is a resident of Vermont who had been on inactive WA status for over a decade. He came to the attention of the bar after he published an editorial about a corrupt judge in Ohio. This judge was subsequently removed from office during the FBI raids in Cleveland, Ohio.  Prior to the raids, a vendetta was pursued against Grundstein and perjured charges were brought against him. The prosecutor, judge, county sheriff and even the docket clerk connected to his case were removed from office. The prosecutor, sheriff and docket clerk were imprisoned.
Bar knew of this happenstance in 2007 and chose to not pursue charges. Grundstein spoke with the head of ODC, Douglas Ende and explained what was going on in Ohio. 4 years later, bar changed its mind and decided to bring charges. The Complaint asked for probation. Grundstein sued to enjoin the hearing in Federal Court since he claimed there was no venue or jurisdiction in WA State and that WA case law insisted the Bar must bring an action within one year of the time it learns of an offense. (there is no statute of limitations for bar actions!)

At hearing, bar amended its Complaint to ask for disbarment. This violates every rule on Due Process there is. The Complaint is not a moving target.
After hearing, it removed all Grundstein exculpatory evidence from the record.  Bar engaged in obstruction of justice, spoliation of evidence, fraud and federal and state crimes. The evidence included letters of recommendation and decisive exhibits in his favor. There were 42 in all.  The Bar claimed Grundstein didn’t submit any evidence, even though it was entered over 80 pages of transcript and provided to bar before, during and after hearing again.  When asked about “Brady v Maryland”, the bar said “Brady” rights didn’t apply to the Bar.

The Hearing Officer (Lisa Hammel of “Williams and Williams”; principal, Kinnon Williams is on the State Bar Judicial Selection Committee) permitted this to happen and refused to hold Linda Eide, Office of Disciplinary Counsel prosecutor, responsible.

Grundstein filed for an appeal to the Supreme Court within 18 days. The Supreme Court would not hear an appeal despite the fact that it’s rules allow 30 days to file and that WA State is one of the few states whose Constitution guarantees the right of appeal.

To expose the criminal behavior of the State Bar, Linda Eide, Lisa Hammel and the entire structure, Grundstein sued in the W. District of WA and Vermont. The W. District of  WA abstained. As it turns out, the judge made his career in King county and refused to embarrass the partisan relations of a politicized judiciary.  Vermont should be an entirely different scenario.

Fascism does not necessarily include concentration camps, racism and shrill rhetoric. It’s the combination of political, economic and legal power in a small group of people only accountable to themselves.  The judiciary becomes and interest group and rules on the basis of income distribution among favored people and the maintenance of professional status. This is worst where the judges are elected. WA State is one of only 4 states which has no limits on judge campaign contributions.  The only people who can participate in such a legal system are the ones who should not have access to the administration and character of a legal system.  The FBI raids on the legal administration in Cleveland, Ohio and the special prosecutions in  Phoenix, Arizona were necessary to intercept what were essentially coup d’etats.

The Washington State Bar has proven that the best and most lucrative device for corrupt parties is an ethical system.

‘Attorney Michael Kenyon’s dirty bag of secrets “

When’s a scum bag always a scum bag.  ” Meet John “Theodore Bundy” Pennington.  Also known as the man who caused thousands of deaths in the Hurricane Katrina Debacle and 44 deaths in Oso Washington mudslides.

In the late 1980’s, after flunking out of Vanderbilt College in Tennessee,  John Pennington moved to a small suburban city just outside of San Diego California.  While in San Diego, Pennington meets his new victim, who believe he legally married, so are calling her ex wife # 1.

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, Pennington made an unsuccessful run for an open Republican State Rep.  After a landlslide loss for Pennington, he again headed west.  This time to Oregon, where he met his next victim Loraina ( thank you for talking me and thanks for following the reporter).

In the early 1990’s Mr. Pennington plead guilty to criminal harassment after he hospitalized his finance in Oregon.  As a result, John Pennington fled from Oregon to Vancouver Washington.

While in Vancouver, 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 Colwitz County.

It worked, 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.

Some sources claim that John Pennington was engaged in an extramarital affair with Jennifer Dunn, but the only evidence of an extramarital affair was with Senator Jeanna Holmquist.  Holmquist refused to comment as to what her relationship was to Pennington.
In 1992, a 5 year old girl was kidnapped, raped, and then tossed along a Colwitz County road like a piece of trash.  According to Colwitz County Sheroff’s Office, John Pennington became one of two prime suspects for the following reasons: (1) Pennington operated a coffee delivery route within six blocks of wherre the child was dumped; (2) he drove the same car; (3) Pennington was in the area at the time of the child rape; (4) Pennington’s picture from 1992 is almost a complete match to the child and witness’s sketch drawing of the pedophile; and (5) Pennington relentlessly convinced his ex wife to call the police attempting to divert attention away from himself and onto another man.

According to police records, Mr. Pennington has deep seeded anger management issues ( but he did pass one anger management class) and major issues with racism, just as his father (a Nashville police officer) does.  John Pennington, former DEM for Snohomish County, has countless child abuse and spousal abuse complaints against him; Mr. Pennington is a racist according to people close to him he said ” I only support abortion when a white woman is raped by a black man” Just like Hitler, Pennington has a real disdain for minorities

“Birds of the same feathers flock together as do pigs and swine.

According to sources close to John Pennington he is also an abuser of prescription pills, and was detained at the US Mexico Border for having narcotics on his person while coming back into the US.  Pennington has never denied this allegation.
From 1992 to 2005,  John Pennington’s violence grew with his ex wife. # 2 .  From pushing her down stairs and constant physical abuse are just some examples of what we know to be true.

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 uterual area.  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 of Kenyon Disend.

In 2009 when Pennington assaulted Laughlin, this was his third domestic violence charge.   This should have amounted to jail time for Pennington.

NOW COMES, Michael Kenyon.  A hater of open government, and the attorney responsible for hiding public records involving former Mayor Colleen Hawkins.   Kenyon’s hiding of public records in violation of RCW 42.56 is well documented through the case involving  local Gold Bar residents Joan and Robert Amen.

Records we received document that attorney Michael Kenyon made an illegal agreement with the City of Sammamish to hide Hawkins email communication, and then refused to release public records claiming that he no longer had them.  According to Washington State Attorney General Nancy Krier such agreements are not permissible under the Public Records Act.  A fact that we are not sure that she shared with Kenyon.

In 2008 one of  Kenyon Disend’s lawyers ( Special Prosecutor) managed to quash John Pennington’s domestic violence charges. Soon thereafter, the Law Firm of Kenyon Disend received two lucrative contracts, one with the City of Duvall and the other with the City of Gold Bar.

Then 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’s that we requested under RCW 42.56.  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 $840,000.00 hiding former Mayor Crystal Hill’s public records ( emails) documenting that she was practicing law without a license, and John Pennington making racist comments about President Obama and running illegal ACCESS background checks in violation of RCW 10.97.
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 Pennington’s racist comments and his illegal background checks.  We affirmatively state that Kenyon and Pennington’s Racketeering scheme equates to over $1,000,000.00 stolen from Gold Bar residents so Michael Kenyon can line his suits with gold.

Gold Bar city attorney Michael Kenyon and WA State Bar lead counsel Linda Eide are personal friends.  Linda  Eide will be sued in US Fed Court with an assignment of a foreign judge to oversee our RICO complaint.
Attorney Michael Kenyon refused comment.  We proudly call Michael Kenyon a scum bag, and John Pennington a pedophile.

 

 
Correction: We stated that Anne Laughlin provided us with court records as it relates to John Pennington, when in fact a source close to Anne Laughlin provided records to us.

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