Keating, Bucklin, and McCormack, and Kenyon Disend, providing more evidence of racketeering, public records reveal

“Fighting corruption is not just good governance. Its self-defense. It’s patriotism.

Vice President, Joe Biden


Gold Bar public records reveal criminal conspiracy 

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 Shannon Ragonesi                                                         Ann Marie Soto


 

In late November 2017, a Snohomish County insider called and said ” Ann Marie Soto and Shannon Ragonesi met with one of your witnesses in your federal suit.  In exchange for turning on you,  the witness wanted her criminal conviction and outstanding warrant for animal abuse to be dismissed…”

This bribery scheme in exchange for trying to get the Gold Bar Reporter charged with a crime. However, the witness had nothing of value to give them, but attorney Shannon Ragonesi and Ann Marie Soto did offer to help the witness try to get obtain a restraining order against the Gold Bar Reporter as they did with John Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington ( read below).

What my readers should know is that the witness described above tried to extort the Gold Bar Reporter into giving her money and a car during the summer of 2017,  and lied time and time again about having cancer ( to obtain donations), as such, the Gold Bar Reporter cut all ties with her. A bigger problem for the co-conspirators is the witness has outstanding warrant for her arrest and is a convicted criminal, while the Gold Bar Reporter has no criminal history whatsoever.

Attorney Shannon Ragonesi has been sanctioned by judges all over the US for lying on court documents and filing frivolous motions. https://abovethelaw.com/2013/04/city-gets-benchslap-with-a-rolled-up-newspaper-over-dead-dog/

 

Ms. Ragonesi’s main contractor is the Association of Washington Cities ( a for profit company violating Sherman Anti-Trust laws), and she brags that she can fix any case because of her personal involvement with the WSBA and Judges like Jeffrey Ramsdalle, Judge Beth Andrus and Richard Okrent.

More on Association of Washington Cities crimes against taxpayers soon.  But a good read on AWC’s felonious crimes against taxpayers was outlined in link below:

https://goldbarreporter.org/tag/snohomish-county-attorney-jason-schwarz/

 


18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

 


 


Public monies, resources, and attorneys, are used, such meetings and records as a result of that meeting, become public records

While in law school, I often ran into kids whose mommy and daddy spent hundreds of thousands of  dollars supporting them through law school.  Kids who had absolutely nothing of value to add to classes, and who would drop a class when the professor demanded Socratic in person, in class debate.

I remember thinking, ” oh boy, this kid next to me has no idea how to effectively communicate and has no common sense. As a nation, we’re in trouble.”


Kenyon Disend, crimes against Gold Bar taxpayers 

In 1992, Michael Kenyon, a Kelso Washington city attorney, met John E. Pennington, who according to a source, was introduced to him by Senator Jennifer Dunn. John E. Pennington, a transporting of narcotics, from Kelso to Bellingham ( where he met coffee Barista Lori Batiot, aka Hoffer/Harris), using his coffee supply company.  Transportation of narcotics usually comes with a price, aka criminal charges, so John E Pennington saw an uncontested Washington State House of Representative Seat, and decided to run.

At the time he ran for office, John E. Pennington was the only suspect in the rape and kidnapping and attempted murder of a five year girl in Cowlitz County.  In 2013, Cowlitz County lead detective Maurice Saxon said ” John Pennington is the man who raped that girl, and I have been following him since.”

From my past articles, noting that I have never been sued, my readers can piece together why Michael Kenyon and his associate Ann Marie Soto are so eager to protect John E. Pennington. So much so, that last week after requesting access to City of Duvall public records over five years ago, the City of Duvall finally released emails documenting that John E Pennington, a citizen of Duvall, was allowed to participate in whether or not a police report ( involving John Pennington) was in fact public under Washington State’s Public Records Act.


From: John Pennington <johnepennington@yahoo.com

To: “AnnMarie@KenyonDisend.com” <AnnMarie@KenyonDisend.com>; Carey Hert <carey.hert@duvallwa.gov>

Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:30 AM

Subject: Pennington PRR: Simple Missed redaction

 Ms. Soto and Commander Hert.

 On the incident report stamped Jun 18 @2:02 (SGT Sanders) there is a single missed redaction.  Paragraph one of the narrative beginning with “On June 12 [redacted]…” has my name redacted throughout, HOWEVER there is a missed redaction where my name appears in full in the last paragraph. 

 My name is redacted under RCW 42.56.240 / 10.97.080 everywhere else, so this is a simple miss that needs to be corrected prior to any release to ensure consistency.

 Thank you.

 John E. Pennington


>>> John Pennington <johnepennington@yahoo.com> 4/17/2012 3:15 PM >>>

Good afternoon, Ms. Soto.

 I am following up to see if you have received my time sensitive request below, regarding the single missed redaction I brought to your attention this morning, prior to the releasing of any documents to Ms. Block. 

 Of importance is that this particular document actually should fall under the domain of exemption of non-conviction criminal information and should not be released at all.  It is clearly part of a larger single file (City of Duvall CR007663D and CR007664D, dismissed with prejudice May 28, 2009) that is within that exemption and easily manages to identify me as part of that particular case that meets the exemption. 

 Irrespective, however, is that the document still contains my fully identifiable first and last name, where other sections of that document redact it, clearly violating privacy concerns under the RCW 42.56.240 and RCW 10.97.080 as identified elsewhere in the documents.

 Thank you!

 John E. Pennington


Mr. Pennington,

 

The City made the redaction you mentioned below prior to release to Ms. Block.  The redactions were made in compliance with the Public Records Act, the Criminal Records Privacy Act and Bainbridge Island Police Guild v. City of Puyallup and the City considers this matter now closed.  Thank you.

 Ann Marie Soto

Kenyon Disend, PLLC

The Municipal Law Firm

11 Front Street South

Issaquah, WA 98027-3820   

Tel: (425) 392-7090 ext. 2205

Fax: (425) 392-7071

annmarie@kenyondisend.com

www.kenyondisend.com   

 


John Pennington’s criminal assault of a 3rd trimester pregnant Duvall City Council woman was NOT DISMISSED with prejudice because the Gold Bar Reporter obtained a copy of the May 29, 2009 audio from the hearing. The hearing confirmed my previous story; https://goldbarreporter.org/tag/sandra-meadowcraft/

Obvious questions like who tipped of non-City of Duvall employee John Pennington that the Gold Bar Reporter requested criminal reports involving him? Why would a City attorney violate the Public Records Act ( a felony in Washington State to conceal records) when in fact Our Supreme Court already held that police reports are not ” redactable” ?

Besides the fact that John E Pennington, a man diagnosed as a sociopath by King County Dr. Hedricks, John Pennington was being charged with violently assaulting a 3rd trimester pregnant Duvall Washington City Council-woman, is giving City of Gold Bar/Kenyon Disend attorney Ann Marie Soto and Duvall Police Chief Cary Hert demands to “redact” his name from police reports. Of even more interest to me is that the fact that the email’s metadata documents that John Pennington and Ann Marie have a ‘private chat room” with 20 other members, operating from the law firm of Kenyon Disend.

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Ann Marie Soto is a contract attorney for the City of Gold Bar, employed by Kenyon Disend.  Keep in mind the above email string is related to a police report filed against John Pennington for domestic abuse in in Duvall, Washington.

In 2016, after having ample evidence that attorney Michael Kenyon is guilty of racketeering, and countless land scams inside North Bend and Cle Elm Washington, the Gold Bar Reporter published a story titled ” Michael Kenyon’s Dirty Bag of Secrets, Part II.”

Click – https://goldbarreporter.org/2015/04/04/attorney-michael-kenyons-dirty-bag-of-secrets-part-ii/

After attorney Ann Marie Soto was caught via public records conspiring to harm the Gold Bar Reporter, she was sued for racketeering, has been basically constructively demoted to a public records officer at the law firm of Kenyon Disend, and virtually unemployable( outside of Kenyon Disend) as a result.

Perhaps this is the main reason why Ms. Soto is trying to fight her way out of a paper bag by conspiring with convicted criminals on November 20, 2017.  Sadly, Ms. Soto placed her criminal racketeering crimes against the Gold Bar Reporter inside Gold Bar public records.


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As a feminist,  Rachel Turpin’s above picture is highly offensive, especially coming from a woman who works for Michael Kenyon ( Kenyon Disend), who has never promoted a female inside his office other than his first year law school graduate daughter.

From July 2016 to April 23, 2017, John Pennington also received criminal racketeering assistance from another Kenyon Disend’s attorney, Rachel Turpin. Public records from the City of Duvall document that attorney Rachel Turpin represented the City of Duvall in a law suit filed for access to public records.

When public money is being used, every single record received, obtained, reviewed, edited, created, sent is a public record.

In July 2016, John E Pennington ( terminated from FEMA and Snohomish County for conduct unbecoming of a public officer) and Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud 2000, 2005, North Carolina and Snohomish County, respectively) walked into Pierce County District Court attempting to obtain a prior restraint against the Gold Bar Reporter’s investigation and exposé on publication of their countless  racketeering crimes.

Remember, Rachel Turpin works for Kenyon Disend providing legal services to the City of Duvall.  When attempting to obtain a prior restraint against the Gold Bar Reporter, John Pennington made an attempt to serve the Gold Bar Reporter while the reporter was out of the country.  Unable to serve, John Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington contacted Kenyon Disend/Duvall city attorney Rachel Turpin to lend a hand to the criminal racketeering Enterprise attempts to perfect service.

In early October 2016, the Gold Bar Reporter received court issued subpoenas to depose two Brady Cops ( law enforcement employees) from Duvall, Washington, Shelley Rowe and Lori Batiot.  Rachel Turpin decided the best way to handle this was to get the Gold Bar Reporter charged with violating a restraining order. However, she needed to get the Gold Bar Reporter served.

On October 12, 2016, Rachel  Turpin sent the Gold Bar Reporter an email asking if she would be wiling to hold deposition of Duvall officers inside Duvall Washington’s police department.  The Gold Bar Reporter set depositions on October 16, 2016.

In July of 2016, attorney Rachel Turpin wrote the Gold Bar Reporter stating ” I will no longer communicate with you via email only by USPS.”   So what changed in October 2016 that Rachel Turpin all of the sudden communicated via email?

It’s called racketeering and conspiracy. 

On October 26, 2016, John E Pennington walked into Pierce County District Court to obtain a prior restraint on free speech against the Gold Bar Reporter.  The Judge assigned was Pro Tem Judge Chen Weller.  Ms. Weller is a high ranking member with the Washington State Bar Association ( WSBA).  Public email from Snohomish County Washington confirm beyond any shadow of a doubt that lead WSBA Office of Disciplinary Counsel attorney Linda Eide was assisting John Pennington, with conspiring to harm the Gold Bar’s WSBA license.  As a result, the WSBA, Linda Eide, John and Crystal Hill Pennington are being sued for racketeering… a new suit is on its way for 2018.

Judge Weller was asked by Linda Eide to “pull one for the team and give John E Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington a restraining order.”  On  October 26, 2016, Judge Chen Weller, at the bequest of WSBA lead attorney Linda Eide, obtained a forged court order ( see below) and issued a temporary restraining order against the Gold Bar Reporter.  Why, is something that I didn’t know until the Washington State Patrol  released public records.

On October 10, 2016, John Pennington forged a court order and managed to get his friend to put his forgery inside the NCIC, LlNYX and ACCESS databases weeks prior to obtaining Judge Chen Weller’s signature.  Once Snohomish County and Kenyon Disend became aware of John and Crystal Hill Pennington’s forgery scheme, the Enterprise requested and received the assistance of Peirce County Judge Chen Weller to sign the order, thus trying to cover up the fact that Penningtons’ forged court order was already placed inside NCIC weeks prior to Judge Chen Weller signed it. Racketeering.

The Gold Bar Reporter sued the Judge and Pierce County settled the suit and vacated Penningtons’ forged court order for fraud ( see below).

This brings me back to why all of the sudden Duvall city attorney Rachel Turpin was so desperate to get me to hold depositions inside the City of Duvall police station. Ms. Turpin knew that the Penningtons’ had already managed to get a Brady Cop to enter his forged court order into the NCIC, LlYNX, and ACCESS data bases on October 10, 2016.  Ms. Turpin’s goal was to get the Gold Bar Reporter charged with violating the forged restraining order, an order that until recently, the Gold Bar Reporter had no idea was placed into NCIC, ACCESS weeks prior to having a judge sign it.

John and Crystal Hill Pennington’s forgery was nicely outlined in my past reports below. Both John and Crystal Hill Pennington are being sued for racketeering.

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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John Pennington, terminated for Snohomish County

 


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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Snohomish County Washington, fixing cases to ensure convictions

"Fighting corruption is not just good governance. Its self-defense. It's patriotism." Joe Biden 


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Nazi Germany, “alive and well inside Washington State” 

Nazi law and order was predicated on the idea that all individuals shall be subordinate to the state. Adolf Hitler enacted strict laws prohibiting political opposition, and free speech. It was Hitler who decided what societal norms were, and it was he who outlawed any behavior he deemed as ‘anti-social behaviors’’, including alcoholism, drug addiction, begging, promiscuity, political dissent, prostitution and homosexuality.


Snohomish County Defenders Association, throwing cases gaining political favor

The Snohomish County Public Defenders Association clams to be a non-profit 501(3)(c).   It’s director is Vicki Norris, a partner at the law office of Anderson Hunter in Everett.  Ms. Norris is married to a Washington State Court of Appeals Division I Judge Robert Leach.  With no surprise, Robert Leach was also a partner at Anderson Hunter law firm in Everett.

Anderson Hunter law firm has one of the largest civil defense contracts with Snohomish County, its managing partner is G. Geoffrey Gibbs, a Pro Tem Snohomish County Commissioner, and a person who manages the financials ( 18 million annually) for the Washington State Bar Association.

So this means, Vicki Norris, is not only the Director of the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association, she is also a civil defense contractor to provide a legal defense when Snohomish County gets sued for malicious prosecution.

Imagine this.  You’re charged with a crime inside Snohomish County Washington. You’re poor and cannot afford a lawyer. Snohomish County refers you to a taxpayer funded public defender, whose director is Vicki Norris, a partner at the law firm of Anderson Hunter Snohomish County’s largest contractor providing civil defense.

So not only does the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association rely on government money for its existence, it’s Director, a managing partner, is also receiving money from the County to defend against lawsuits filed against the County for civil rights violations.

If that’s not bad enough, you also learn that Vicki Norris’s husband is a Court of Appeals Division One Judge, whose friends inside Court of Appeals Division One will influence your appeal, whether criminal or civil.

a dishonest scheme; a fraud, throwing cases for political and financial favors are just a few words that come to mind, when I think of Snohomish County Public Defenders Association.


First Step to Throwing a Case, Deal or No Deal

When I think of our criminal justice system, I think of a game show, Deal or No Deal. It’s a television game show that revolves around the opening of a set of numbered briefcases, each of which contains a different prize (cash or otherwise). The contents (i.e. $$ amount) of all of the cases are known at the start of the game, but the specific location of any prize is unknown. The contestant claims (or is assigned) a case to begin the game. The case’s value is not revealed until the conclusion of the game.  Technically, the game is stacked against the player ( the accused).

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The analogy here is simple; when the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association and its managing directors’ hold the largest contracts with Snohomish County justice is perverted, and cases are thrown as political favors, and financial rewards ( contracts), resulting in justice being perverted in favor of the almighty dollar.

One such case thrower is attorney and Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz.


 

Former Washington Post Watergate reporter Bob Woodward was right, ” follow the money.”


 

In the middle of 2016, I began investigating a simple criminal misdemeanor case involving a seventy-year old petite nurse, who is alleged to have assaulted a neighbor.  The neighbor stands almost six feet tall, weighs well over two-hundred fifty pounds, and just happens to be the tenant of Anderson Hunter’s managing partner, G. Geoffrey Gibbs, who if you remember is also a Snohomish County Commissioner.

In Judge Downes’s warped sense of justice, exercising your legal right to challenge corruption is worthy of a $70,000 SLAPP fine, especially when doing so involves suing his good friend and County commissioner G. Geoffrey Gibbs.

In 2011, G. Geoffrey Gibbs was being sued by the seventy year old nurse for infringing on her property.  At the same time, Gibbs’s tenant who lives next door to the nurse alleges that she was assaulted by the nurse.

First point of order, the alleged victim goes to court for restraining order. DENIED. So when the restraining order didn’t work, G. Geoffrey Gibbs sends an email to Everett city attorney and his personal golf buddy Michael Fisher and says ” charge her anyways so she will have to expend a large retainer…”

Imagine, your claiming you’re a victim of crime, you go to court seeking a restraining order, the judge denies your request, basically stating there’s nothing here. Then, your landlord, who just happens to be a county commissioner write to the Prosecutor, who happens to be his golf buddy, and you’re then charged with assault. It’s now six years later, and her case is still pending.

What caught my attention about this case was a just two years out of law school Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz was acting as a ” Pro Tem Judge.”

As an investigative journalist with a Juris Doctorate degree here in Washington State, I remember saying ‘what makes a recent law school graduate qualified to serve as a judge?”

US House of Representative House Speaker Tip O’Neil once said ” all politics is local.”  This famous quote leads me to believe what US House Speaker Tip O’Neil meant was all things in our lives are affected by local politics.  But instead of paying attention to local politics, which is the hot bed for corruption, our duopoly, Democrats v Republicans, or our so called democracy  have Americans fighting over abortion, welfare, and guns.

Reporter Bob Woodward came up with an easy solution to uncovering corruption, “Follow the money.”  Under Woodward’s general principles  of ” follow the money”, corruption equates to money, political influence in exchange for political favors, this here in Snohomish County equates to fixing cases to gain a financial benefit.

After watching Everett Municipal Court maliciously prosecute a 70 year old nurse with no prior criminal history, I began investigating Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz for corruption.

Sadly, I write in remembrance of my Constitutional law and ethics Professor who said ” Our criminal justice is failing. Anne, I know you’re going to instigate change where change is needed ( boy was that an understatement). This generation cares nothing about the rights of the accused…” At the time, I had just completed a Juris Doctorate degree and had no idea what he meant, but thanks to attorney Jason Schwarz, I do now.


 

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Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz “the bigger lawyer looser” 

 

For Snohomish County Defendant Jerry Bogart, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe’s Office failed to disclose to Jerry Bogart that Snohomish County Sheriff’s investigator David Fontenot is a known Brady Cop guilty of excess of force and terminated as a result.

But this story didn’t end here.  In 2016, at the bequest of another blogger who couldn’t attend another trial, Brady Cop David Fontenot was the investigator on another case involving a mother of five, a small business owner, with no prior criminal history, named Lori Shavlik.

Soon after hearing of Ms. Shavlik, I started sifting through her files, learning quickly that Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office not only failed ( really hid) to disclose information it had in its possession as it relates to Brady Cop David Fontenot,  he was also a witness against her and allowed to assist the Snohomish County Prosecutor during trial.  This in front the jury; in criminal cases all witnesses are supposed to be sequestered.

Thankfully for Ms. Shavlik a jury acquitted her of all charges, seeing through the countless fabricated evidence and false testimony presented by Brady Cop David Fontenot in her case.

Snohomish County Prosecutors’ ignore the constitutional rights of defendants, spit on Brady v Maryland like its a piece of toilet paper, and have rigged Snohomish County’s criminal justice system against defendants by contracting with one law firm, claiming falsely that Snohomish County Public Defenders’ Association is not a public agency and its managing partners from Anderson Hunter, for the delivery of legal services.

This conduct reeks of Sherman Anti-Trust issues, another topic for another day. However, public defender and Washington State attorney Jason Schwarz is team player inside what I consider to be gross Sherman Anti-trust violations and a racketeering scheme, fixing cases to ensure convictions.


“When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]”  Anne Bishop

In 2016, the Honorable Justice Alex Kozinski held in the Joshua Frost case, said King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office violated a rule requiring the disclosure of information material to the case “by willfully withholding evidence of Shaw’s domestic-violence plea deal and permitting Shaw to lie on the stand.”

Justice Kozinski said the prosecution’s tactic were deliberate, and not an oversight. The County Prosecutor’s public records officer Kelli Williams kept Shaw’s signed plea agreements secret until two days after Frost was convicted and the office stonewalled in providing Frost this information when he doggedly requested it.

But the truth is, King County’s withholding of evidence to ensure conviction is governed by Association of Washington Cities (AWC).   AWC insures almost all public defenders, counties, cities, and its employees here in Washington State.

A few weeks ago attorney Jeffrey S. Myers, said ” We cannot settle this suit because Anne Block requested records and would benefit financially.  We will not let her win.”  Jeff  S. Myers, an attorney with Lyman, Daniel, Kamerrer, and Bogdanovich, is a contractor for AWC, located in Tumwater Washington.

Snohomish County and its contractors such as Snohomish County Public Defenders Association are all members of AWC.

So imagine, not only are you using a public defender whose managing director is a managing partner in Snohomish County’s largest civil defender law firm of Anderson Hunter, and Snohomish County government are insured through AWC.


Throwing cases, AWC style 

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The hand shaking brings me back to attorney and Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz throwing the Jerry Bogart case in exchange for political influence, and government contracts.  A few months ago, an objective observer witnessed Jason Schwarz bragging to another person how after the Bogart case he was setting up his own private practice.  One source claims that Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office as a reward plans to divert public defense monies his way, because Schwarz helped the Prosecution throw cases. Bogart was no different.

On November 22, 2017, I witnessed attorney Jason Schwarz put his client Jerry Bogart on the stand, having him testify against himself.  From any objective observer, it was clear that Jerry Bogart’s IQ is less than 75, thus in my opinion he was not able to fully comprehend the charges against him. Hence why Bogart was assigned counsel.

Looking through parts of the Bogart files, it’s clear that the Prosecutor did not have a case, unless Bogart admitted guilt.  As a result, Jason Schwarz needed to convince Bogart into testifying. However, Jason Schwartz and the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office had one problem, Washlite Board member and local activist Lori Shavlik had been visiting inmates in the County jail trying to get the word out about the county’s undisclosed Brady Cop David Fontenot.

As an activist interested only in justice, Ms. Shavlik was handing over Brady Cop Fontenot’s criminal history files over to defense attorneys and inmate, while I was emailing judges informing them of Brady Cop Fontenot, placing Fontenot’s files into the public record forever. This resulted in Jason Schwarz and Snohomish County restricting inmates from having Lori Shavlik on its visitors list.

Obviously when defendants have information that leans in their favor, and withheld in violation of Our Supreme Court’s holding in Brady v Maryland, they tend to say wait a minute, not so fast. Jerry Bogart was no match for attorney Jason Schwarz, and since Lori Shavlik had been restricted from visiting inmates, Jerry Bogart was left to rely on attorney Jason Schwarz.

According to Jerry Bogart’s family, attorney Jason Schwarz relentlessly convinced him to testify against himself.  Why, because the Prosecutor’s Office had nothing, and Schwartz needs legal contracts to set up his private practice.

As one can imagine, Jerry Bogart, a man with a very low IQ, at the relentless urging of his defense attorney Jason Schwarz testified against himself.  On November 22, 2017, Ms. Shavlik and I popped into Judge Janice Ellis’s courtroom and witnessed, in part, Bogart’s testimony. if Jason Schwartz conduct wasn’t bad enough, I sat, in tears, watching Judge Janice Ellis standing up just aside the jury box, as Bogart testified, nodding her head up and down, in agreement, when the Prosecutor questioned Jerry Bogart.

 

What Lori Shavlik and I witnessed Judge Janice Ellis do was commit egregious judicial misconduct, ensuring conviction of man, with a low IQ, one has to wonder if he even understood or could fully grasped the charges that were lodged against him.

After public defender Jason Schwartz had Jerry Bogart testify against himself, the jury only spent two hours to issue a conviction on all counts. After the jury was released,  Lori Shavlik and I spoke to several jurors who told us ” Bogart testified against himself and gave the Prosecutor what they needed to convict”  another said ” Not sure why Bogart testified  because up until then the Prosecutor had nothing” and another said ” I don’t care.”

Judge Janice Ellis’s judicial misconduct will be forever imprinted in my head, and leaves me struggling to sleep at night.

Both Jason Schwartz and Judge Janice Ellis were contacted for comment. As of today both have refused comment.

 

I agree with the Honorable 9th Justice Alex Kozinski, we have a major problem inside our so called criminal justice system.


 

 

Polk County Florida school teacher Wendy Bradshaw Phd. said in pertinent part “I will not subject my child to this disordered system, and I can no longer, in good conscience, be a part of it myself. Please accept my resignation from Polk County Public Schools.”

Until the federal courts start enforcing 1983, RICO, and Sherman Anti – Trust violations, as illustrated herein, I shall not be part of this disordered system either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block, reporting from the front lines of Democracy. She has written extensively on Washington State Bar’s guardian scam, involving WSBA hearings office, judges, doctors, and banking agents. She is also suing the Washington State Bar Association and Snohomish County Washington for RICO and gross 1983 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why the Washington State Bar Association will be abolished

If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.  Cory Booker


 

A couple of years ago, I decided to the best way to fight this massive racketeering organization, also known as the Washington State Bar Association, was to network with like minded open government residents.  One fact is clear, we can’t do it alone.

I can think of no better gift to leave behind than exposing corrupt government officials, forcing change where change is needed.

A few weeks ago, I heard my judicial hero, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Justice Alex Kozinski, gave an interview to 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stall.  I have been following many of Justice Kozkiski’s decisions, and each and every decision he writes I found myself agreeing with him.

In 2015, Justice Kozinski wrote a scathing opinion against King County Prosecutor Dan Satterburg and Mark Larsen’s deliberate withholding of evidence until after a person’s trial.  King County did this with the assistance of a career criminal/employee, Kelli Williams.

King County’s withholding of evidence to ensure convictions, making criminals out of non-criminals, was well stated by Justice Kozinski in the Joshua Frost decision.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, violated a well settles rules requiring the disclosure of information material to the case “ by willfully withholding evidence of Shaw’s domestic-violence plea deal and permitting Shaw to lie on the stand… they kept Shaw’s plea agreement secret until two days after Frost was convicted even though they had been signed well before the start of his trial ” Kozinski wrote.

Kozinski also wrote “the prosecution’s tactic was deliberate, not an oversight.”

Anyone who has been dealing with any County in Washington attempting to seek access to public records knows one thing, the agencies have placed criminals inside to answer citizens public records request.


 

For me, Alex Kozinski represents “justice’ and the only reason why this single mother spent thirteen ( 13) years in higher education, while working as a machinist on 3rd shift.  Strangely, Alex Kozinski was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, a man I viewed as demented way before the press finally decided to report it.  My point in stating this is fact is that I was not a supporter of the late Ronald Reagan, but in fact casted my first vote against him.  However, I do admire him for appointing the Honorable Justice Kozinski to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Justice Kozinski was born to a Jewish family from Bucharest, Romania, in July 1950.  In 1962, when he was 12, his parents, both Holocaust survivors, brought him to the United States. The family settled in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where his father, Moses, ran a small grocery store. Kozinski, who had grown up as a committed communist in Bucharest, became what he described as “an instant capitalist” when he tasted gum and bananas.

We Americans are all immigrants unless you’re native American.  That’s what makes America unique, but the best part of America is what Thomas Jefferson dragged back with him from Europe, the First Amendment.

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.  It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices.  It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.  It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.

Source: https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

Hence why I admire and respect Alex Kozinski, as he understands that the First Amendment of U.S. Constitution’s provision of writing and speaking freely without interference is essential to any free society.  Without it, we are no better than China or Saudi Arabia.

At the center of rotten onion is the Washington State Bar Association monopolized by criminals withholding evidence to ensure convictions and to assist Association Washington Cities ( AWC) and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office with going after honest lawyers to limit liability.  It’s a racketeering organization controlled by free market participants like convicted frauders like attorney G. Geoffrey Gibbs ( see story below).

Interesting to note that G. Geoffrey Gibbs has been sued for racketeering six times. But instead of being disbarred like any criminal would be, Washington State illegally assigned him as a Commissioner Pro Tem and his law firm heads of the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association.  This to ensure Snohomish County’s racketeering scam is hidden from Washington State’s public disclosure laws.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead.

This year We will have our first annual meeting, and are now linked up with like minded people in almost every county in Washington State.

We must do everything in our power to make sure criminals misusing our public offices are brought to justice regardless of the cost to ourselves.  Our children’s children deserve to live in a democracy free from corrupt government officials, not under Hitler’s regime.

Stay tuned, as we are going to abolish the Washington State Bar Association, as the center of the racketeering criminal ring is the Washington State Bar Association.


Here’s just one example of a high ranking Washington State Bar Association members crimes against Washingtonians.

 

attorneys, Sister Sara Di Vittorio and Geoffrey Gibbs, all things evil inside Washington State Bar

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Above picture of attorney Sara Di Vittorio compliments of www.snocoreporter.com


 

UPDATE: It’s been a very long eight years to piece together why Gold Bar Washington is going broke hiding public records. . . this week, we finally have the missing link to the largest corruption scandal in Washington State history.

With no surprise, it involves former Washington State Attorney General “Sister Sara” Di Vittorio tampering with public records inside the Department of Corrections (DoC) and at Snohomish County Dept. of Emergency Management, according to a whistleblower who came forward last week “ Crystal Hill disseminated your Washington State Bar application and investigative file to John Pennington and Dept of Corrections employee Lonn Turner…”

But then the WSBA got involved in helping Geoffrey Gibbs and Seth Fine cover up their criminal racketeering conduct – quashing criminal sabotaging of the city’s water system as a favor to then Executive Aaron Reardon- a US Federal attorney, now working for the WSBA, was able to misuse her connections with the fusion center.

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The racketerists herein illegally gained access into a “spider” of information on Block’s family members attempting to extort Block just like they did to former council member in 2007.  But by now, Crystal Hill ( convicted of bank fraud using an alias of Berg in 2005) had illegally possessed and disseminated medical files via Washington State emails in March 2009, the Washington State Bar to hide their criminal racketeering ( wire) crimes hired Scmipff to help conceal public records/files. Files that were illegally obtained ( without a warrant) and illegally disseminated via electronic means. Dissemination of medical files for a Mass residents is prohibited and is a federal felony, amounts to Rackeetering, punishable by 20-30 years in federal prison.

A file that Geoffrey Gibbs and Seth Fine both members of the Washington State Bar Boards in 2009 stole then disseminated the stolen file to Gold Bar’s then lawyer’s paralegal Barbara Johnson ( Weed Gaafstra, Benson) who then disseminated the stolen files to Crystal Hill, who then disseminated the stolen files to former Gold Bar council member Lonn Turner ( at LTurner@DoC.wa.gov) and disgraced Snohomish County political appointee John E. Pennington  (man responsible for the rape of a 5 year old child from Cowlitz County, Washington).

While working at the DoC, Sister Sara tampered with public records as a ” risk management” a felony in Washington State and certainly Racketeering.  According to a whistleblower, to wire crimes for high ranking WSBA members and disgraced former Washington State lobbyist G. Geoffrey Gibbs ( see below).

Unfortunately for the WSBA, Crystal Hill, John Pennington, Lonn Turner, G. Geoffrey Gibbs, and Sister Sara Di Vittorio, Gold Bar had a clerk ( who was caught via hidden camera stealing from Gold Bar resulting in her termination in 2012) who wasn’t sharpest tool in the shed. . .  it will be interesting to see if the Courts are going to help us abolish the WSBA or just simply reform it?

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Everett attorney and WA State Bar Board member Geoffrey Gibbs caught red handed via public records filing false statements with Judicial Ethics Commission, and violating Sherman Anti-Trust to assist Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office in going after any lawyer who exposes corruption involving attorney Geoffrey Gibbs, the criminals inside the WA State Bar ( Linda Eide, Lin O’Dell, and Doug Ende), and Snohomish County criminal Racketeering outfit (an RICO Enterprise operating from Snohomish County Judicial and Prosecutor’s Office).

In 2009, attorney Geoffrey Gibbs misused his political offices to assist Crystal Hill Pennington, John E. Pennington, Aaron Reardon, and Joe Beavers to cover up the Karl Marjerle sabotaging the City of Gold Bar’s water system.  Racketeering captured in public records.

Attorney Geoffrey Gibbs has been sued for Racketeering five times in the last two years for his criminal conduct.  An email from Everett Prosecutor Michael Fischer from G. Geoffrey Gibbs has  Gibbs sending an email to a Prosecutor demanding that he file criminal assault charges against Carolyn Ryggs so that she will have to expend a very large retainer to hire counsel. Because Gibbs was in a land dispute with the Ryggs after public records confirmed that was using Judge Michael Downes to steal Carolyn Ryggs’s land.

Geoffrey Gibbs’s fraud in the 1990s as illustrated by the Washington Public Disclosure Commission is well documented below.

Now, Geoffrey Gibbs criminal Enterprise and public records confirm that Gibbs and Prosecutor Seth Fine are the main reason why Snohomish County yields over 40 % of disciplined lawyer inside the WA State Bar, while the highest populated county, King County ( Seattle) , only yields 12 %. According to our counsel, clear Sherman Anti-Trust violations; a federal felony.

We’re also working on a story linking the Klan to the ” Ok Boys Home” a story worth waiting for.

Just another stellar example of why the Washington State Bar will be abolished.


 

 

Republished with permission from www.snocoreporter.com


My step-grandpa in his later years was getting a little less coherent, when I was younger he was a very prejudiced man, he only loved one black man and that was Robert, but once a black family moved into the neighborhood he sold his house and built a new one in Valparaiso, in Sherwood Forest no less. Although I never once heard him use a derogatory term, the message was clear.

He owned the Hy-Speed car wash in Gary Indiana close to the Jackson home, yes as in the Jackson 5, Janet, and the creepy parents. I would go over and play with them and it drove my Grampa Joe nuts, he’d make me take a shower before I got in the car and I was never allowed to eat anything there or go inside their house.

One day when I was back home visiting I walked into the den and Grandpa was sitting there with the biggest smile on his face. He was watching Michael Jackson. I said Grandpa whatcha watching, he looked at me and said. This is a great country, do you know how I know that? I said no Grandpa I don’t. He points to the TV and said there is that little boy you used to play with. I said I know Grandpa but what does that have to do with anything? He said only in America can a poor little black boy grow up to be a rich white woman and then he smiled. As much as I didn’t like the message he had a point.

It’s like that with G. Geoffrey Gibbs, only in Washington can a convicted lobbyist, grow up to be on the Board of Governor’s and treasurer of the Washington State Bar Association, then become a Snohomish County Commissioner and get some of the most lucrative contracts in the county

Waste management would be foaming at the mouth if they truly understood the amount of trash just rolling around our county

George “G.” Geoffrey Gibbs. a lobbyist took many a politician, lawyer and judge on trips to Sunriver resorts, fishing trips in BC and on bus rides down to Jubitz Truck Stop/Ponderosa Lounge where having a hooker or a “lot lizard would simply be redundant. A reporter said as much but I checked with a former trucker and he immediately got embarrassed, turned red and told me to never go there. I’m going to take that to mean the reporter was telling the truth.

Looking at Pennington’s divorce records it shows that his then wife also complained to the courts that she has gotten a sexually transmitted disease from him 3 times during their marriage, I guess we know why now.

Remember, Pennington and Appelwick were “Dear Friends” since the 90’s

So… behold the power of the newspaper archives:

We found numerous stories about Mr Gibbs, Judge Appelwick, Joe King and few other power players in this state. Stories that have basically been “washed” from the internet which is a common ploy used by many politicians and lawyers to hide the truth.

Seems our school super Randy Dorn was one of his recipients (which might explain why so many disgraced senators, and state legislators end up in the Education system: some midterm

Other power players include but are not limited to:

Senator Al Bauer who oddly enough is out and about filing ethics complaints I guess he would know…

Representative Joe King who left Olympia to start his own lobbying company or political strategy company.

Although Appeals Court Judges seems to have gotten the most benefit from this relationship, even today…

Not only does Gibbs have an Appelwick in his pocket he has learned well and placed people from his current law firm on:

The Public Disclosure Commission,

The Commission on Judicial Conduct,

The Washington State Bar Association,

Anyway here are some of the newspaper clippings we have gotten so far. I have literally 1000’s more documents thanks to the hard work of someone who spent the day gathering the records… There are more records but I am still trying to put them in albums so that they can follow some type of pattern and are better understood.

On that note, sorry I have been AWOL but please remember I am working on quite a few huge stories, and I write this paper mostly by myself but trust me when I say: It will be worth the wait.

 

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Joe Beavers, Ramsey Ramerman, City of Kirkland, and Association of Washington Cities “team up” to destroy the Public Records Act

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Joe Beavers, Gold Bar’s former Mayor  involved in the largest racketeering scandal in Washington State history, now he has company,  Everett city attorney Ramsey Ramerman


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Association of Washington Cities (AWC) never ceases to amaze me with its hatred of Washington State’s Sunshine laws.   But then again, if I committed racketeering offenses against citizens the way AWC and Joe Beavers have, may be I might consider being the “Whitey Bulgar” of Washington too. 

Over the last five years, AWC teamed up with Gold Bar’s demented old now former Mayor, Joe Beavers.  Joe Beavers was recently deposed in a public records case admitted that while Mayor of Gold Bar he edited Washington State Bar complaints against local Gold Bar activist, and he allowed Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington ( who plead guilty to bank fraud in 2005, Snohomish County; and served time in North Carolina in  2000 for bank fraud) to remove public records from Gold Bar that have never been seen again. 

Joe Beavers is being sued for racketeering with a new suit to be filed out of state shortly, so hang on to your seats!  This one will include a few new players.

Last week, several of us open government supporters went to Olympia to attend and testify at legislative hearings and was surprised to learn that the City of Kirkland is now involved in scamming the voters of Washington into believing their City is under a public records attack.   

However, what the poor City of Kirkland didn’t tell the Washington State Legislature was that the demented old man who attacked the City of Kirkland was no other than two long standing anti-open government supporters, Everett attorney Ramsey Ramerman and Gold Bar’s demented old Mayor Joe Beavers. 

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Ramsey Ramerman scamming the voters of Washington as a favor to AWC


Now, if my readers aren’t confused enough, here’s an interesting fact: Ramsey was the City of Gold Bar’s attorney while Joe Beavers was Mayor of Gold Bar. Since litigation is still pending, with more public records suits to be filed on Tuesday, Conflict ? You bet!

Even though Revised Codes of Washington prohibit a city attorney from practicing law while serving as the City’s attorney, Ramerman ignores those silly little laws because he’s on the payroll of the racketeering gang from AWC frauding the taxpayers of Everett. 

AWC is the largest insurance company for cities all over Washington. Every year they send agency employees to Olympia in its attempts to destroy our sunshine laws. So much so that Gold Bar’s public records document that AWC paid Joe Beavers to attend legislative hearings pumping up the poor old grandfather who is trying to help the City defense but is being attacked by a highly educated newcomer. 

In August 2012, Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers staged a bank fraud calling it a hacking falsely claiming that the City’s online accounts had been “hacked” and $495,000.00 had been stolen over a twelve month period. Through public records retrieved from the City of Portland, we learned that Beavers so called hacking was an internal job committed by several public officials here in Gold Bar, Joe Beavers, John Pennington ( terminated after he killed 43 people in the Oso mudslides because instead of doing his job, he criminally harassed his opponents on a website he anonymously cuber-stalked people on), and Laura Kelly ( who was fired for stealing in 2012).  

Bank of America paid only $120,000.00 of what Beavers alleged was missing from the City’s so called hacking. The FBI in Portland confirmed that no such hacking had ever taken place. 

We contacted Bank of America and AWC with the following letter: 


Gold Bar’s Fraud EXPOSED in public records

 

After our investigation yielded that Gold Bar’s so called “hacking” was more than likely internal theft from a Gold Bar insider, we wrote a letter to the American Association of Washington Cities, after it continues to withhold public records claiming that the FBI in Portland is investigating what Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers continues to falsely state on the public record:

Mr. Bryan –

 Thank you for your response. Let me give you a little hint.  I had my private investigators obtain and contact the City of Portland because I believe based on the evidence that I reviewed from Portland and from the City of Gold Bar that Joe Beavers so called “ hacking” was an internal job. 

 Police records from Portland stated that a man that fits the description of John Pennington to a Tee while in Portland gave Beavers so called “ hackers’ the passwords to access the online accounts in Gold Bar.  It took some time to gather those records, but we did, and made contacts, and from this we believe that the man the so called hackers said called himself Joe Beavers was John Pennington.  

 Let’s face it Mr. Bryan, the last audit report was clear that there’s 200K missing from Gold Bar’s city accounts and not one city employee can explain where it went.  Let’s use an analogy.  If I had someone accessed my account online and depleted 200K over an extended period of time and then lied to the public as Joe Beavers clearly did as evidenced by the Portland Police reports, Bank of America (BOA) would have reason to believe that it was an internal job too. 

 Simple common sense.

 Let’s add the fact that the so called hackers had the account numbers and passwords, according to the Portland PD.  In fact, the police reports from Portland suggest that this was a major red flag for BOA.  Duh?  And let’s face it, BOA has some great auditors, because they have an incentive to make sure fraudsters ( like former Mayor Crystal Hill Berg, bank frauder 2005) are brought to justice. 

 If I had 200K missing from my accounts, and then tried to cover up the theft by creating a diversion, I suspect that BOA might have some reservations about paying the claim as they clearly did in Gold Bar two years ago.

 Now, provide me with a copy of the public record pursuant to RCW 42.56 you are claiming was provided by the FBI in native format with metadata, because based on the police files from Portland that I reviewed, and my private investigators files, Gold Bar’s so called hacking was an internal job.   Again, all I can do is weigh the evidence that I received and reviewed under the PRA, and I believe what the BOA believes, Gold Bar’s so called theft was an internal job.  

Anne

 CC: Bank of America
PO Box 25118
Tampa, FL 33622-5118


UPDATE: Ramsey sent the Gold Bar Reporter the  following letter:

 

Ms. Block,

 

 

I appreciated your willingness to redact my personal address from your article, thank you for that.

 

With regards to the substance of the article, I have several issues.  First, the substance of your story is incorrect.  There was no collusive effort between Joe and I (or as far as I know any collusion between Kirkland and Joe).   Moreover, the City of Kirkland was fully informed about my past dealings with Joe.  Hopefully when you review my emails with Joe you will agree. 

 

Second, and more important, you allegation that I am knowingly violating the law by having a private legal practice is legally incorrect and defamatory.  You have not cited to any provision of in the RCWs that  prohibits attorneys from having a private practice while working for a city because none exist.  There is such a statute for deputy prosecutors working for counties, but there is nothing in the RCWs governing cities that contain a similar prohibition.  Moreover, accusing an attorney of violate the law is per se defamatory.  This I would ask again that your correct that statement. 

 

Third, I am not paid by AWC or in any way working for them. 

 

Fourth, although my emails with Joe regarding the Kirkland lawsuit are not public records, I am willing to provide you with copies of them as a showing of good faith.  They are not public records however.  I was not acting as a city of Everett employee when emailing Joe regarding the Kirkland lawsuit so under Nissen they are not the city of Everett’s public records.  And under West v. Thurston County, records of a private attorney that have not been provided to the agency are not the agency’s public records so my emails with Joe are also not Kirkland’s public records (except for any emails I forwarded to the City).  Nevertheless, am willing to provide them to you.  I will take me about a week to make them available.

 

Thank you

 

Ramsey Ramerman

 

 

 

Attorney Ann Marie Soto lies to City of Gold Bar’s governing body, entices City of Gold Bar’s governing body to continue to fund legal battle to hide crimes inside public emails

UPDATE:  On February 26, 2018, former Mayor Lee Hodo stated that the only reason he encouraged the City of Gold Bar governing body to approve Keating, Buckling, and McCormack was because Kenyon Disend’s lawyer Ann Marie Soto stated ” Kenyon Disend would like to withdraw from representing the City of Gold Bar.” 

Another lawyer from Kenyon Disend’s lawyers. 

This corrects the historical record that Mayor Lee Hodo was lied to by lawyers who are being sued for racketeering.


 

The City of Gold Bar’s Mayor Lee Hodo urged the Gold Bar council to misappropriate public monies to pay two more attorneys, making the grand total number of attorneys representing the City of Gold Bar to five (5).

 

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According to Gold Bar’s Mayor Lee Hodo, Shannon Ragonesi and Amanda Butler are  “trial” attorneys. Public records confirm that the two lawyers are being paid $585 per hour ( two lawyers) and the City’s current law firm Kenyon Disend gets paid $750 per hour.

In total, the City of Gold Bar is paying $1235.00 per hour, making September 2016 ‘ s warrant pay out at $125,000.00. The total annual budget for the City of Gold Bar is only $550,000.00.

Council member Ken Ware asked why isn’t Kenyon Disend representing the City, and Mayor Lee Hodo lied stating ” Kenyon Disend are too busy.” Ken Ware then suggested that the City hire a new law firm.

What Mayor Hodo didn’t disclose to the public is: the City is hiding public records at the Kenyon Disend’s office in Issaquah Washington. A felony in Washington State to hide conceal or remove public records from the City.  Hence why the City cannot be represented by Kenyon Disend.  Instead Mayor Lee Hodo lied to residents claiming that Kenyon Disend was too busy.

Earlier this year, the City Council voted to increase Gold Bar’s water rates by 271 % because former Mayors Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill Pennington (convicted of bank fraud in 2005, 2000 using two aliases, Berg and Chris Hill) and Linda Loen were stealing from the City’s water fund to fund legal litigation.  A felony in Washington State, amounting to racketeering.

Joe Beavers is being sued for racketeering and gross 1983 violations with trial to start in late 2017.

In August 2012, the City of Gold Bar claimed it was bankrupt and needed residents to pass a new tax levy to fund litigation.  The voters rejected the City’s tax hike, leaving the City to either turn over public records its been hiding or steal from the City’s water fund.

Mayor Lee Hodo, and council members Ken Ware, J Dawson, Davi Martin ( who is also being sued for racketeering after public records confirm she was writing on John and Crystal Hill Pennington’s Sky Valley Chronicle website; a site they set up to criminally harass their opponents), and Brian Diaz chose to continue the stealing Gold Bar residents water funds to hide racketeering crimes.

Joe Beavers said  ” if these records are released the City is gone. I was also threatened by Association of Washington Cities (AWC) that if I turned over the records, AWC would cancel the City’s insurance policy.”

According to the Washington State Auditor, “there’s $200,000.00 missing and not one person can explain where it went.”

In attempt to cover up Mayor Hodo’s misappropriation of public monies,  the City hired disgraced former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s attorneys below.

Not one single Gold Bar council member asked ” why does the city need a trial attorney? Did we commit crimes? Is there someone going to trial, prison, and for what? ”

Mayor Lee Hodo admitted that AWC has rejected the City’s cost in all public records matters, leaving the City to pay $1235.00 per hour to hide criminal racketeering crimes Beavers, Hill, Pennington, Kelly, and Lonn Turner  ( former council member, 2009) disseminated inside email communication.

With more lawsuits expected to be filed by others, Mayor Hodo should hope that the federal government doesn’t find out that the City is stealing public water funds, otherwise the USDA may call in its water tower loan.

With more lawsuits on the way by others, perhaps the City will double the number lawyers in 2017


UPDATE:  Seattle attorney Shannon Ragonesi sends threatening emails to Gold Bar Reporter after we report that Shannon Ragonesi filed a false instrument with King County Superior Court ORDERING the Gold Bar Reporters not to contact our public officials. Not only does is Ms. Ragonesi committing fraud on the taxpayers of Gold Bar, she is also trying to unilaterally rewrite the First Amendment.

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Washington State attorneys Amanda Butler ( left) and Shannon Ragonesi

Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S ( Seattle Washington)


I generally sway away from writing articles on lawyers ( probably because I feel most are just doing their job), until I have concrete evidence of fraud or gross misconduct. Such is the case with Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi.

Amanda Butler, and Shannon Ragonesi are two lawyers who are not only guilty of fraud and gross legal misconduct, but who are also guilty of fleecing the taxpayers of Gold Bar Washington out of thousands of taxpayer dollars.  Both are employees with Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S ( Seattle Washington).

Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi aren’t stealing from the taxpayers with the assistance of the Washington State Bar. My dedicated readers may remember that the Washington State Bar Association publically voted this summer to drop the word “Association” from its name.

Why, because the Washington State Bar Association has been hijacked by criminals like Everett attorney Geoffrey Gibbs ( convicted of fraud in the 1990s, having his lobbying license permanently revoked for stealing client’s money and is now a high ranking member of the Washington State Bar Association)  in attempt to shift millions of dollars of racketeering liability off on the Washington State taxpayers. This after at least six lawsuits for Sherman Anti-Trust and RICO violations were filed in U.S. Federal District Court against the Bar.

With no surprise, Shannon Ragonesi is a former government official who gets enormous financial contracts with Snohomish County as a result ( totaling over $1 Million dollars last year alone), and Ms. Butler well she claims to be a ” senior” attorney who appears to have failed Ethics or simply believes that since her partner Shannon Ragonesi is a personal and dear friend Snohomish County Prosecutor Seth Fine and a former member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Rules Committee thus not accountable to we the people.

In December 2014, the US Supreme Court held in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners Case that the Bar Boards can be held personally liable for Sherman Anti-Trust violations. One reason why the Washington State Bar dropped the word Association, her firm, Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S ( Seattle Washington) reaps the benefits of those “free market participants associations.”


 

Gold Bar Washington has been cited for four years for misappropriation of public funds. In the 2013 Special Audit Washington State Auditor wrote ” there’s $200,000.00 missing and not one city employee can state where it went.”

The Gold Bar Reporters know where it went; into the pockets of unethical lawyers like Amanda Butler, Shannon Ragonesi, Michael Kenyon, Margaret King and Ann Marie Soto.  Why, to hide terminated and disgraced Snohomish County’s political appointee John Pennington, and former Gold Bar Mayors Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill Pennington (bank fraud, once in Snohomish County 2005, and once in North Carolina using an alias of Chris Hill in 2000) criminal racketeering and HIPPA crimes they disseminated into email communication.

Those of my readers should note that Snohomish County Washington hired Shannon Ragonesi on behalf of disgraced former Executive Aaron Reardon after our investigation lead to Aaron Reardon’s early retirement on tribal land in Southern California. A house Aaron Reardon paid 1/5 of the fair market price for, and an issue the federal government should have an interest in.  Aaron Reardon is being sued for racketeering in US Federal District Court.


 

A side note to the FBI. Perhaps a subpoena for former Snohomish County employee Christopher Schwartzen’s emails as it relates to transfer of public land in Marysville Washington from March to May 2011 should be sought ( within a month, Aaron Reardon has a piece of property in Indigo California)?  YES, tit for tat.

If Snohomish County claims it doesn’t exist, please email the Gold Bar Reporter and will do our best to get that to the FBI as soon as possible.


 


 

In late December 2015, Gold Bar Reporter filed a racketeering,  and several civil rights complaints in US Federal Court, Seattle. Instead of recusing himself, Judge Ricardo Martinez as mandated the 9th Circuit, He  did what any unethical and corrupt judge would do, he kept himself on the case because several of his friends at the Washington State Bar Association are defendants. Block v WSBA, et al.

Washington State attorneys Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi from the law firm of Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S entered a notice of appearance on behalf of the City of Gold Bar and its former Mayors Linda Loen, Crystal Hill Pennington, and Joe Beavers. 

Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S also entered a notice of appearance for Snohomish County’s public officials, Jon Rudicil and Aaron Reardon after both were caught committing racketeering offenses as outlined by Snohomish County reporters Scott North and Noah Haglund.

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Washington State Professional Responsibility. As members of a profession and officers of the court, lawyers are obligated to act in a professional manner, obey the law, avoid conflicts of interest, and to put the interests of clients ahead of their own interests. 

So my readers can assume that since Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi entered notices of appearances on behalf of the City of Gold Bar. As a result, the Gold Bar Reporter requested a copy of any contract with the City of Gold Bar, and the City claims that there is none.

In Washington State Bar Association v. Bradley Marshall, the Washington State Supreme Court held that all agreements must be in writing, clearing stating to the clients all potential and actual conflicts of interests that are foreseeable.

So my readers can imagine that one a Washington State lawyer enters a Notice of Appearance, a contract for legal services must exist. But apparently, attorneys Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi seem to be the exception or simply lack common sense.

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This gross unethical breach resulted in a public records request sent to the City of Gold Bar for all records sent or received by any employee from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and Crystal Hill Pennington, Linda Loen, Joe Beavers and any Gold Bar contractor or employee over the last year.

Because there was no contract that exist, the so called “senior” counsel from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S records are now public records subject Washington State’s Public Records Act with more lawsuits expected to be filed in King County ( where the records are actually being concealed, a felony in Washington State) without redaction or exemptions.

Stupid is as stupid does.  One thing is clear, our readers can assume that University of Washington is not teaching common sense and Ethics is not a core requirement. Unless both lawyers failed ethics and somehow managed to escape law school requirement of at least a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 in every class to obtain a Juris Doctorate.


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I’d like for our readers to know that Shannon Ragonesi’s bio on the website of Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S states the following:

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Shannon is a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of KBM. Her law practice encompasses civil rights litigation, employment litigation, labor law, school law, public records act litigation, and wrongful death and personal injury defense. She represents governmental agencies, schools, fire districts, police agencies, and their employees; as well as private corporations and citizens. Shannon has represented her clients in over 60 jury and bench trials in federal and state courts and labor arbitrations. She has also expertly represented her clients before the Washington state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a further, integral part of her law practice, Shannon investigates potential claims and provides guidance to her clients on litigation avoidance strategies.

Prior to joining Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S., Shannon was a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp where she served for over five years as a Senior Prosecuting Attorney, a Senior Torts Attorney, Chief of Military Justice, and a Military Magistrate.


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Ms. Amanda Buter’s bio states from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S website states:

Amanda is a Senior Associate with Keating Bucklin & McCormack, Inc. P.S. Her practice involves all aspects of municipal and school defense litigation, including employment and labor law, law enforcement/civil rights, premises liability, personal injury, and land use.  She is also an expert in litigation avoidance strategies in order to best serve her clients.

Amanda successfully represents her clients in Washington State Superior Courts, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Keating Bucklin & McCormack, Amanda served as a law clerk for the Complex Litigation Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. She graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.


 

After the Gold Bar Reporter requested a copy of any contract with the City of Gold Bar from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and/or its attorneys Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi, the City of Gold Bar did what its be doing for years, covering up its criminal racketeering conduct by trying to get council approval at the next Gold Bar council meeting.

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For the City of Gold Bar taxpayers, this gets even worse since Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi claim to have expended over $100,000.00 without a single contract, and they’ve already filed legal papers falsely certifying to several courts. This conduct amounts to fraud upon the courts.

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But wait, the City of Gold Bar claimed in Block v WSBA et al that its had thousands of dollars of legal fees with Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi. Can legal fees be accessed without a fee agreement or contract?

Sadly, Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi already filed notices in two cases claiming to the attorneys for Gold Bar, and even managed to get fees, falsely certifying that they had a fee agreement, thus a contract.

The Washington State Auditor’s said ” the city cannot engage a law firm without a contact and must place bid notices beforehand.”

A lawsuit against Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi will be filed for fraud, Consumer Protection  etc.

Perhaps the University of Washington and Seattle University  Law Schools should have a special legal education class for lawyers titled ” Common Sense, 101″ because at least two of its “senior” lawyers failed or missed common sense and ethics classes.


 

Margaret Mead

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can 

change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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