Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe’s crimes against county taxpayers, forces his early retirement

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Snohomish County Prosecutor forced into early retirement after public records reveal that he and the County have been misappropriating public funds, operating a secret government funded company “Dawson Place” set up by Snohomish County Prosecutors’ Mark Roe, Adam Cornell, Seth Dawson, and Janice Ellis ( Ellis is now serving as Snohomish County Superior Court Judge) with 15 Million dollars of taxpayers monies.

Purpose for creating Dawson Place is alleged to be to help children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse.  However, that’s not what it’s being used for.  Dawson Place is being used to hide law enforcement investigations, hide government accountability, illegal track citizens, illegally access health records on citizens who question government officials, and hide public records to evade accountability.

In 1972, Washington State’s Legislature enacted RCW 42.56 ( Public Records Act) with this preamble:

The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have created. This chapter shall be liberally construed and its exemptions narrowly construed to promote this public policy and to assure that the public interest will be fully protected. In the event of conflict between the provisions of this chapter and any other act, the provisions of this chapter shall govern.

 

In several cases, Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell was caught performing investigations ( law enforcement function) subjecting the County to gross 1983 violations and violating Our Court’s holding in Kalina v. Fletcher, 522 U.S. 118 (1997) ( Prosecutor’s who act as a detective/investigator lose any immunity they claim they have)

Bigger problem for those of us who care about the rights of the accused, hiding “exculpatory evidence” in violation of Our Court’s Holding in Brady v. Maryland – Wikipedia 

In a nutshell, the Supreme Court held that withholding exculpatory evidence violates due process “where the evidence is material either to guilt or to punishment”; and the court determined that under Maryland state law the withheld evidence could not have exculpated the defendant but was material to the level of punishment he would be given. Hence the Maryland Court of Appeals’ ruling was affirmed.

A defendant’s request for “Brady disclosure” refers to the holding of the Brady case, and the numerous state and federal cases that interpret its requirement that the prosecution disclose material exculpatory evidence to the defense. Exculpatory evidence is “material” if “there is a reasonable probability that his conviction or sentence would have been different had these materials been disclosed”.[2] Brady evidence includes statements of witnesses or physical evidence that conflicts with the prosecution’s witnesses,[3] and evidence that could allow the defense to impeach the credibility of a prosecution witness.

Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_v._Maryland


Dawson Place, scamming victims, and scamming the Washington State taxpayers

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So what happens when the government is funneling public money to an alleged non-profit, like Dawson Place, and then claims it doesn’t have to comply with Washington State’s Open Government laws, RCW Chapter 42.56 RCW_ PUBLIC RECORDS ACT?

It’s called hiding public records to ensure criminal convictions, and cherry picking criminal prosecutions to hide crime stats.  In the case of Lori Shavlik, it equates to criminal racketeering as political favors to retaliate against persons who question government officers, like Mark Roe and Monroe School Superintendent Ken Hoover.


Rape in Monroe Washington High School, ignored by Dawson Place

When a Snohomish County resident’s daughter was violently raped and assaulted at the Monroe Washington High School in 2007, she did what any mother would do, she demanded justice and sought help for her daughter.  One such place the mother sought help from was Dawson Place ( Dawson Advocacy Services)

Dawson Place alleges to be a 501(3)(c) but yet it was created by Prosecutors Seth Dawson ( hence how it got its name), Adam Cornell, and Mark Roe, and receives 77 % of its money from the public funds, and the Board is controlled by Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe and Sheriff Ty Trenary.

Instead of calling the police department and reporting the crime of rape, Monroe High School’s Superintendent Ken Hoover covered it up. Why, because reporting the crime of rape doesn’t sell houses.

The mother filed complaints against Monroe High School and received and a favorable Administrative Law Judge’s finding that Monroe High School violated her daughter’s Title VIII rights.

Meanwhile, the mother is asking Dawson Place for resources for her daughter, little did she know that the people who were taking her criminal complaints against those same public officials from the Monroe High School at Dawson Place were in fact Snohomish County Sheriff Officers and Prosecutors.  Conflict fudgamagic?

Recently, I had the pleasure of listening to a tape recorded interview with a member of Dawson Place who openly admitted when asked who the Dawson Place advocates were, her response was “Dawson Place doesn’t have any advocates. Advocates are the Sheriff and Prosecutors.”

So this begs one question: how can a company allege its a non-profit be receiving millions of taxpayer money and have government officers ( more likely than not on taxpayer time) run a non-profit?

Instead of helping this victim, Dawson Place along with Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Mark Roe and Adam Cornell conspired to harm her and trumped up arson charges on her using one known Brady Cop ( and a personal friend to Mark Roe’s who openly smokes pot with Mark Roe inside Snohomish County 7th Floor Public Offices. See http://snocoreporter.com/mark-roe-turn-rock-music-put-bong-follow-brady-v-maryland/ )

Over the last year, I’ve gotten to know the mom as a loving mother, a victim of Snohomish County Prosecutors Mark Roe, and Adam Cornell’s malicious prosecution racketeering scheme fraudulently charging her with arson to shut her up for speaking out about the corruption, a friend, a freedom fighter and person who doesn’t take no for an answer.

These attributes make her target for Snohomish County Prosecutor Gang Stalking Network. A network operating from Snohomish County Prosecutor and Sheriff’s offices.  A network from public agency titled “Dawson Advocacy Services”  also doing business as “Dawson Place.”

But Prosecutor Mark Roe got caught, resulting in his early retirement for misappropriation of public assets


Lori Shavlik and Arthur West sued Dawson Place, claiming that its a “public agency”  – West/Shavlik v Dawson Place, Snohomish County Superior Court

On Thursday October 18, 2017, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe announced his resignation as Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office effective December 31, 2018. Mr. Roe’s resignation comes immediately following a lawsuit involving his misuse of public assets and resources to support a non-profit group, Dawson Place.

Two weeks ago, Mark Roe’s was placed under oath, forcing his under the oath admission  that he violated Washington State’s Public Disclosure laws, operated an alleged non-profit , Dawson Place, while being paid by Snohomish County taxpayers.

See Deposition of Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe, West/Shavlik v Dawson Place. 

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Dawson Place, a public agency hiding exculpatory evidence to ensure convictions

When a Prosecutor assumes duties of an office s/he is sworn in to uphold the laws of Washington, and both the U.S. and Washington State’s Constitution.  From Mark Roe’s deposition in West/Shavlik v Dawson Place, one has to wonder if Mark Roe failed Constitutional law or simply a criminal in a suit believing himself to be above of the laws of Washington.  We believe it’s a little of both.


Washington State, Prosecutor’s Duties ( law Mark Roe are sworn in to uphold, but not only ignored, Mark Roe also went out of his way to violate laws he was sworn in to uphold)

RCW 36.27.020- Prosecutor’s Duties.

The prosecuting attorney shall:
(1) Be legal adviser of the legislative authority, giving it his or her written opinion when required by the legislative authority or the chairperson thereof touching any subject which the legislative authority may be called or required to act upon relating to the management of county affairs;
(2) Be legal adviser to all county and precinct officers and school directors in all matters relating to their official business, and when required draw up all instruments of an official nature for the use of said officers;
(3) Appear for and represent the state, county, and all school districts subject to the supervisory control and direction of the attorney general in all criminal and civil proceedings in which the state or the county or any school district in the county may be a party;
(4) Prosecute all criminal and civil actions in which the state or the county may be a party, defend all suits brought against the state or the county, and prosecute actions upon forfeited recognizances and bonds and actions for the recovery of debts, fines, penalties, and forfeitures accruing to the state or the county;
(5) Attend and appear before and give advice to the grand jury when cases are presented to it for consideration and draw all indictments when required by the grand jury;
(6) Institute and prosecute proceedings before magistrates for the arrest of persons charged with or reasonably suspected of felonies when the prosecuting attorney has information that any such offense has been committed and the prosecuting attorney shall for that purpose attend when required by them if the prosecuting attorney is not then in attendance upon the superior court;
(7) Carefully tax all cost bills in criminal cases and take care that no useless witness fees are taxed as part of the costs and that the officers authorized to execute process tax no other or greater fees than the fees allowed by law;
(8) Receive all cost bills in criminal cases before district judges at the trial of which the prosecuting attorney was not present, before they are lodged with the legislative authority for payment, whereupon the prosecuting attorney may retax the same and the prosecuting attorney must do so if the legislative authority deems any bill exorbitant or improperly taxed;
(9) Present all violations of the election laws which may come to the prosecuting attorney’s knowledge to the special consideration of the proper jury;
(10) Examine once in each year the official bonds of all county and precinct officers and report to the legislative authority any defect in the bonds of any such officer;
(11) Seek to reform and improve the administration of criminal justice and stimulate efforts to remedy inadequacies or injustice in substantive or procedural law;
(12) Participate in the statewide sexual assault kit tracking system established in RCW 43.43.545 for the purpose of tracking the status of all sexual assault kits connected to criminal investigations and prosecutions within the county. Prosecuting attorneys shall begin full participation in the system according to the implementation schedule established by the Washington state patrol.

Not only did Mark Roe violate basic laws regarding his conduct while serving as a Prosecutor, he brags about his crimes against taxpayers.

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Perhaps Mark Roe also missed “misappropriation” of public resources section of Washington’s Revised Code:

RCW 42.20.070 -Misappropriation and falsification of accounts by public officer.

Every public officer, and every other person receiving money on behalf or for or on account of the people of the state or of any department of the state government or of any bureau or fund created by law in which the people are directly or indirectly interested, or for or on account of any county, city, town, or any school, diking, drainage, or irrigation district, who:
(1) Appropriates to his or her own use or the use of any person not entitled thereto, without authority of law, any money so received by him or her as such officer or otherwise; or
(2) Knowingly keeps any false account, or makes any false entry or erasure in any account, of or relating to any money so received by him or her; or
(3) Fraudulently alters, falsifies, conceals, destroys, or obliterates any such account; or
(4) Willfully omits or refuses to pay over to the state, its officer or agent authorized by law to receive the same, or to such county, city, town, or such school, diking, drainage, or irrigation district or to the proper officer or authority empowered to demand and receive the same, any money received by him or her as such officer when it is a duty imposed upon him or her by law to pay over and account for the same, is guilty of a class B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than fifteen years.
The above RCW clearly defines what a Snohomish County Prosecutor’s role is, and does not include acting as President or a Board member for Dawson Place.
Once West/ Shavlik confronted Mark Roe with his criminal activity, and being placed under investigation for his illegal activities, Mark Roe announced his retirement effective December 31, 2018.  Why, because Mark Roe knows several citizens are planning to Recall him for his misappropriation of public resources to run Dawson Place (Mark Roe’s self proclaimed fort).
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No longer is it acceptable to say “Mark Roe needs to go” , it is time for the county taxpayers to demand  that ” Mark Roe must go, and not on his terms”

Mark Roe needs to go, and the voters should not have to wait until December 31, 2018, to rid our county of the criminals who are misusing our resources for their own political agenda.

 

In my opinion, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe should be in prison for misuse of our county resources for his own political capital, withholding evidence in countless criminal trials by claiming that “Dawson Place” is a non-profit group.

 

Mark Roe’s deposition make one thing clear,  Mark Roe, Seth Dawson, Janice Ellis, and Adam Cornell created a secret government agency, Dawson Place.  A place that Mark Roe can claim that no public records exist, hide law enforcement investigations and evidence by claiming it’s a private non-profit group in violation of basic constitutional principles I love more than the practice of law.

 

As such, Mark Roe’s Recall must move forward regardless of whether he decides to retire next year, as our open government laws here in Washington cannot wait for Mark Roe to go, nor should the county taxpayers write a single check in support of his blatant disrespect and disregard for the constitutional rights of Washingtonians.

 

Dawson Place needs a lot of sunshine and RCW 42.56 is just the remedy to cure Snohomish County’s ” Domestic Spying Ring” also known as Dawson Place.

 

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“Our justice system has failed, beam me up Scotty”

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Washington State recently made headline news after Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee made a conscious decision to obstruct President Trump’s federal authority to regulate U.S. immigration policy.  I, like many of my readers, have mixed emotions about whether or not President Trump alone should be regulating immigration. However, the power to regulate immigration is secured under the U.S. Constitution and not under  Washington State’s Constitution.

In other words,  federal constitution (law) preempts states from defying the federal government’s authority on constitutional issues. Immigration is one such issue where the federal government has absolute authority to regulate. States do not.

So what the hell is Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee ignoring the criminal racket happening inside countless Washington State agencies while trying to encroach on the federal government’s authority?   Does Bob Ferguson and Jay Inslee not have enough issues here in Washington State to investigate on behalf of natural residents?

I study people. Knowing who your friends are or who your enemies are the best defense to fighting this massive government corruption, which I often refer to as racketeering.

Look no further, the center of the rotten onion here in Washington State is the Washington State Bar Association, a criminal organization, run by free market participants, monopolizing, thus stifling, free market economy. Guilty of  Sherman Anti Trust violations.

But our government officials aren’t committing racketeering offenses against citizens alone, they have the assistance of government officials such as prosecutors, judges, government officials, and always, with out the assistance of the Washington State Bar Association ( a criminal racketeering enterprise taken over by criminals since 1992).

In two recent notable cases, the 9th Circuit basically said ” enough is enough. Fabricating evidence, making false statements, forging documents, and using perjure testimony equates to due process violations.”  This is putting it mildly, but its a start to repairing a broken system.  By making perjure statements and forging court records leaves this writer to state the obvious; doing so equates to criminal racketeering and isn’t happening with the assistance of judges, prosecutors and government officials like Attorney General Bob Ferguson and/or Governor Jay Inslee turning a blind eye to corruption inside Washington offices.

I think the majority of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals understands that we have a major corruption problem in the U.S. and its a pleasure to see some recent cases decided in the right way.

Two victories issued from the 9th Circuit affirming that use of fabricated evidence and perjure testimony is actionable under 42 USC 1983.  Long overdue.

 

A couple of weeks ago, I sat in the audience at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for oral arguments in the Spencer v Krause as Clark County Washington  case made a ludicrous argument that its ok to use fabricated evidence so long as the government believed that the defendant was guilty.  One justice after hearing Clark County’s bizarre argument that some how its ok to fabricate evidence and file false statements so long as the government officer believes that the accused is guilty of a crime threw up his hands and said ” WOW!”

But is this really a “Wow” moment or just simply ignored in favor of not creating liability?  Is fraud not the proper word?  If so, isn’t racketeering the real charge that Ray Spencer’s attorney should have brought against Krause and Clark County?

Sadly, the Hardwick and Ray Spencer cases are all too common reports we news reporters are hearing from the plains of Spokane to the shores of the Puget Sound.

While government officials are fabricating evidence and making false statements, making criminals out of non-criminals, committing racketeering offenses against honest hard working Washingtonians, Bob Ferguson and Jay Inslee are more worried about non-residents non-Americans rights, than the rights of the wrongfully charged here in Washington State.

Racketeering, 601, Washington State, where the criminals are running our government

Traditionally, obtaining or extorting money illegally or carrying on illegal business activities, usually by Organized Crime . A pattern of illegal activity carried out as part of an enterprise that is owned or controlled by those who are engaged in the illegal activity. The latter definition derives from the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act (RICO), a set of laws (18 U.S.C.A. § 1961 et seq. [1970]) specifically designed to punish racketeering by business enterprises. 

Racketeering activity under federal law includes a number of criminal offenses, including: Bribery; sports bribery; counterfeiting; felony theft from interstate shipment; Embezzlement from Pension and Welfare funds; extortionate credit transactions; Fraud relating to identification documents; fraud relating to access devices; transmission of gambling information; Mail Fraud; wire fraud; financial institution fraud; citizenship or naturalization fraud; obscene matter; Obstruction of Justice; obstruction of criminal investigation; obstruction of state or local law enforcement; witness tampering; retaliation against witness; interference with commerce, bribery, or extortion; interstate transportation in aid of racketeering; interstate transportation of wagering paraphernalia; unlawful welfare fund payments; prohibition of illegal gambling business; Money Laundering; monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activities; murder for hire; sexual exploitation of children; interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles; interstate transportation of stolen property; sale of stolen goods; trafficking in motor vehicles and parts; trafficking in contraband cigarettes; white slave traffic; restrictions of payments and loans to labor organizations; embezzlement from union funds; Bankruptcy fraud; fraud in the sale of Securities; felonious manufacture, importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in narcotic or other dangerous drugs; and any act that is indictable under the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act.

Source http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Racketeering

 


 

Clark County isn’t alone, Spokane, King and Snohomish Counties guilty of racketeering too

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On February 5, 2016, Shawn Rockstrom walked into a Spokane Washington Winco grocery store to purchase dinner. Sadly for Shawn, he used food stamps and received a rude and condescending response from the cashier.  Shawn did what anyone would do, he told the clerk to basically do her job, but instead the clerk called security ,who called 911 falsely stating that Shawn was “trespassing.”

Imagine, you’re poor, no money just food stamps.  You’re hungry, you’re an American, and you walk into Winco grocery store in Spokane and purchase a frozen dinner, the cashier treats you with disrespect because you use food stamps and not cash, and then to add insult,  Winco calls 911 claiming that you’re an intruder. WOW!  With this type of slanted view of commerce, we’d all be charged with a crime inside Winco, Spokane.

After Winco calls the Spokane police department, the police detained the man, refusing to state why, and he says ” why are you detaining me? ” and then when the three police officers refuse to answer, he further says ” am I under arrest”,  three police officers still don’t answer.  With getting no response as to why you’re being detained, you walk away turning your back to the officers.  All of the sudden you’re tackled to the ground, three officers using your face as a punching bag,  while a witness is calling 911 reporting the officers crimes.

Instead of the police officers being arrested and prosecuted for gross civil rights violations, you’re arrested on February 5, 2017, and Judge Annette Plese ( connected to massive racketeering offenses against citizens in Spokane County, which includes stealing children, guardian scam, and fixing cases on behalf of Spokane County resident Cory Brewly and Karie Travis, aka Karrie Fleck) publishes public court records about how she thinks you and your family members are criminals.

Instead of recusing herself, Judge Plese issues a $250,000.00 Bail and charges you with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, keeping you in jail because you had the audacity to use your food stamp card at Winco stores in Spokane.

I have a 911 recording from a witness who reported that the Spokane County Sheriff’s Officer are guilty of police brutality, and will post it shortly.  Keep in mind the witness 911 statement supports that three Spokane County officers should be in federal prison with all deliberate speed.

To add insult to the corruption inside Spokane County Sheriff’s Office,  County Prosecutor Larry Haskell he responds with the following letter that seems more like a response a person might get from a member of the Mafia than that of a Prosecutor:

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Good Afternoon,

 I have reviewed the attached material and listened to the recording.  If Ms. McLaughlin desires to file a complaint with the Sheriff’s office, please ask her to contact Sgt. Tim Hines, Internal Affairs section,  at 477-6626.  Thanks for contacting the office.

 Larry Haskell

 from: Gold Bar Reporter ( Anne)

Subject: FW: 911 calls police brutality listen to this!!

Prosecutor –

 I’d like to have comment.

 Thanks,  Anne

  Subject: FW: 911 calls police brutality listen to this!!

 Attorney General Ferguson –

 I’d like to know if you have referred this case over to the FBI and/or DOJ civil rights unit for criminal investigation of the officers in this case for police brutality and violating the civil right of the Shaun Rockstrom.  Please advise.

 Also, I have a certified court record documenting that Judge Plese should not have heard a single case involving the defendant as she placed inside a court order what her feelings about Shaun Rockstrom were long before sitting in on this case.  Page 7 of the attached certified court order.  After reading the attached, I cannot see how any one who believes in justice would not believe that this case should be moved from Spokane County immediately!

 Also, the witness ( 911 tape) stated that she took pictures ( and videos ) I have requested copies of those pictures under RCW 42.46.    

Anne 

Gold Bar Reporter

 Attorney General Bob Ferguson did not respond to my request for comment on the witness statement about how she saw three Spokane County Sheriff’s Officers violently brutalize Shawn Rockstrom.

 


 

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Mark Roe, Snohomish County Prosecutor, charged with countless malicious prosecutions

Snohomish County’s fraud upon the taxpayers, Dawson Place

When Snohomish County resident Lori Shavlik’s daughter was violently raped and assaulted at the Monroe Washington High School in 2007, she did what any mother would do, she demanded justice and sought help for her daughter.  One such place Ms. Shavlik sought help from was Dawson Place ( Dawson Advocacy Services)

Dawson Place alleges to be a 501(3)(c) but yet it was created by Prosecutors Seth Dawson ( hence how it got its name) and Mark Roe,  receives 77 % of its money from the public funds, and the Board is controlled by Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe and Sheriff Ty Trenary.

Instead of calling the police department and reporting the crime of rape, Monroe High School’s Superintendent Ken Hoover covered it up. Why, because reporting the crime of rape doesn’t sell houses.

Lori Shavlik filed complaints against Monroe High School and received and a favorable Administrative Law Judge’s finding that Monroe High School violated her daughter’s Title VIII rights.

Meanwhile, Ms. Shavlik is asking Dawson Place for resources for her daughter, little did she know that the people who were taking her criminal complaints against those same public officials from the Monroe High School at Dawson Place were in fact Snohomish County Sheriff Officers and Prosecutors.  Conflict fudgamagic?

Recently, I had the pleasure of listening to a tape recorded interview with a member of Dawson Place who openly admitted when asked who the Dawson Place advocates were, her response was “Dawson doesn’t have any advocates. Advocates are the Sheriff and Prosecutors.”

So this begs one question: how can a company allege its a non-profit be receiving millions of taxpayer money and have government officers ( more likely than not on taxpayer time) run a non-profit?

Instead of helping Ms. Shavlik’s daughter, Dawson Place along with Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Mark Roe and Adam Cornell conspired to harm her and trumped up arson charges on her using one known Brady Cop ( and a personal friend to Mark Roe’s who openly smokes pot with Mark Roe inside Snohomish County 7th Floor Public Offices. See http://snocoreporter.com/mark-roe-turn-rock-music-put-bong-follow-brady-v-maryland/ )

Over the last year, I’ve gotten to know Ms. Shavlik as a loving mother, a victim of Snohomish County Prosecutors Mark Roe and Adam Cornell’s malicious prosecution racketeering scheme fraudulently charging her with arson to shut her up for speaking out about the corruption, a friend, a freedom fighter and person who doesn’t take no for an answer. These attributes make her target for Snohomish County Prosecutor Gang Stalking Network. A network operating from Snohomish County Prosecutor and Sheriff’s offices.  A network from public agency titled “Dawson Advocacy Services”  also doing business as “Dawson Place.”

Snohomish County Prosecutors Mark Roe and Adam Cornell openly brag that they started Dawson Place but yet they claim its a private non-profit. Only one problem for the co-conspirators, Dawson Place received over 15 million dollars from an interlocal  agreements with various cities. Those pesky public records tell us a lot and confirm that Dawson Place is a public agency, but has been hiding accountability behind the false guise of non-profit.


Here’s a  public post, Posted by Gary O’Rielly on Sep 15, 2015

 

Our guest speaker this past week was Mark Roe, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney and his favorite topic was Dawson Place which he helped create. Mark Roe is passionate about taking care of victims of crime. Something he learned early from his older sister. He was in junior high & high school when his sister was a prosecutor in King County. When she talked about her job as prosecutor, she was so proud of the work that she did that the impact on young Mark was immediate. Mark is probably the only law student in his class that went to law school to become a prosecutor. He started in district court, followed by handling misdemeanors and on up to Felony Crime Division.

 Mark talked a lot about bullying and the vulnerability of being bullied. It is shocking what he can do to you. Ironically, most of it comes from family members or boyfriends of the victim’s mothers. Reporting these crimes comes from many avenues. Many times, no one rallies around the bullied. Smaller children are unable of talking about their bullying experience out of fear. Seth Dawson, his former boss, was responsible for starting the first Child Advocacy Center in the state. Dawson did this after attending a conference on the program and process. Kids need consulting by child interview experts. The program wasn’t started until 2006. They used the “Field of Dreams” comment, “IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME”. It took a big leap in faith to begin the program. Dawson Place emerged with all of the necessary disciplines involved, again the first program in the state.

 

 

Kids think that they did something wrong. It’s their fault….Janice Ellis was the Snohomish County Prosecutor when the state and county found a building and it continues as a work in progress but with a very successful return on investment. The medical room is kid friendly and each child gets a first rate medical exam. From an early experience with their first child who threw a sticky hand upon the ceiling, the ceiling is now covered with sticky hands. Dawson Place is a non-profit entity. As Mark says, IT IS OUR CENTER. Mark helped start Dawson Place in 2006…. Thank you Mark for telling us about Dawson Place.


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Adam Cornell, involved in countless malicious prosecutions in Snohomish County Washington; also brags to be a founder of Dawson Place. 

Since 2002, Cornell has been a deputy prosecuting attorney in Snohomish County. He is currently district court supervisor at the Prosecutor’s Office, supervising 14 deputy prosecuting attorneys. Cornell was one of the first deputies assigned to Everett’s Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, where child interview specialists conduct forensic interviews of children aged 3 to 17 at the request of any law enforcement agency. …


Yes, thank you Snohomish County Prosecutors Mark Roe and Adam Cornell for telling us how Dawson Place got started and that Dawson Place is really a public agency subject to the Washington State Public Records Act.

It will give us great pleasure to finally shed much needed sunlight on what’s not happening on behalf of children like Lori Shavlik’s daughter inside Dawson Place.


King County’s Malicious Prosecutions, previously reported on, reposted

 

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 Stand firm. And he raised his staff over the King County sea of corruption and the sea parted… 

Then Washington State Bar criminal defense counsel Kevin Tarvin changed his mind and let the sea swallow up his clients…

Do you have any idea how big this is? Says defense counsel Kevin Tarvin for Jason Markley…

King County government officials committing RICO offenses against property owners to distress the property in favor of developers.

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When Washington State attorney Kevin Tarvin ( Tarvin) first noticed King County animal control officer, Jenee Westberg in court, she had obviously gained an unhealthy amount of weight since he viewed her online photos he grabbed. Her body was bulging its way out of her King County Animal Control uniform at every seam.

Her teeth were stained badly and deteriorating. Her hair was dry and un-kept. Tarvin knew these symptoms well. He had, decades ago, directed his practice to defending DUI’s and drug offenses mostly in district court. Most of his clients were addicts. If anyone knew, Tavin did.

At one time, Tarvin was a young promising prosecutor in the City of Kirkland with a shining career ahead of him. But a political scandal had him abandoning that path. He was accused of breaching the privacy of the defendant’s home using photo “evidence” that was taken of a political sign through an un-curtained window with a zoom lens… in the privacy of an innocent person’s home.

While that was a long time ago, Kevin was staying out of politics now. And he did that for years, as far as he could, even though as a devote Mormon it meant dealing with defending drug addicts. He was making a good living traveling to little district court “cattle calls” all over the state defending the non-descript clients who gladly pay him $1,000 – $2,000 a pop to keep them out of jail for their night boozing and drugging on the town.

Somehow Tarvin and his officemate Gene Piculell managed to reel in a nice married couple accused of animal cruelty from another attorney. How that happened was sketchy and smelled fishy but each of them had a client and all the same evidence to use. Double the case revenue with half the effort.

When Tavin first saw Westberg that day in person, it was unmistakable. She was using drugs.

Like any good defense attorney, he headed straight for the computer in his office. He searched for Jenee Westberg in the district court dockets listed online. Viola! Two hits! His intuition and experience were spot on.

King County Deputy Prosecutor Gretchen Holmgren’s star witness King County Animal Control Officer Jenee Westberg had been felony arrested for shoplifting at the Kent Kmart and attempted bribery of a police officer with the $500 she had in her purse in 2006. She lied repeatedly to the police prompting a second search of her purse revealing more theft she had lied about having. She pled guilty. This means there was a conviction. Inexplicably, the judge gave her a pass. The case was deferred – meaning it would be dismissed if she stayed out of trouble for 12 months. (To Westberg that means not getting caught because she was a career criminal and that career was going strong at that point).

In 2008, Westberg was felony arrested again. This time it was even more spectacular, a 19-count drug arrest. It’s called VUCSA, Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

According to the police report Westberg, through her sometime incoherent drug super, lied repeatedly to the Black Diamond Police just as she did in the shoplifting case two years earlier. This time it was the perfect storm. She was driving impaired, smoking a full pipe of pot, no insurance, no registration, someone else’s car, wet empty alcohol containers in the back, and a plethora of illegal drugs – including Oxycodone – in pharmaceutical containers that did not have her name on them.

She refused a field sobriety test two months before it would have meant a license revocation.   Refusing a field sobriety test as a King County employee was also was grounds for immediate termination and she was guilty of animal cruelty – she had her little dog in the car getting exposed to her drug smoking with her during her DUI.   The irony of it.

However there was a problem. At the time, she was slotted to give testimony in some 15 cases of animal cruelty for the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

After carefully placing her badge in plain view of Police Officer Huff because Westberg didn’t have her license on her, she attempted to convince Officer Huff to give her “professional courtesy.” Huff wasn’t going for it. Jenee got arrested.

Her supervisor, ACO Steve Courvion was called to come get her dog while the K-9’s alerted on the door panels and the car doors were dismantled. Jenee was placed in the back seat of Huff’s patrol car where she passed out still handcuffed. Office Huff took her photograph. Huff spent a great deal of time explaining to Courvion that there would be no professional courtesy.

This whole event was a bit problematic for Dan Satterberg and his King County prosecutors since Westberg was their main squeeze for alleging phony allegations of animal cruelty on innocent people so they could raid them of their animals, financially disable them then steal their properties.

Westberg was their primary witness. They had spent year training her through her mother Anne Westberg and her boss KCDPA Dan Clark. Westberg knew just how to phony up the photo evidence cropping the photos so that she could testify to something that didn’t exist. Westberg had been trained well by her boss ACO Dave Morris and Hope for Horses Jenny Edwards, Satterberg’s pet “experts” who were faces for animal rights extremeists Susan Michaels from Pasado’s Save Haven. Westberg knew exactly how to take photos somewhere else then testify that it was the defendant’s property, She even photographed different horses and would claim that those were the original horse.

Of course Tarvin didn’t know any of this at the time. Tarvin thought he had it in the bag. He would be a hero… like Moses parting the sea. King County Deputy Prosecutor Gretchen Holmgren (yes that’s Seahawk’s coach’s youngest) was caught in a spectacular – very public – bonafided Brady violation.

[Brady information is when the prosecutor is supposed to hand over any “exculpatory” information on the case. (“Exculpatory” means evidence that tends to prove the innocence of the person they are prosecuting). This was based on a case known as Brady vs. Maryland thus a Brady violation if the prosecutor fails to bring it up and is caught.] – It’s a very big deal.

Tarvin was very excited. He immediately demanded Gretchen turn over the Westberg case files.   After all it was King County who prosecuted Westberg for the VUSCA drug case four years earlier.

Tarvin wrote a scathing email to KCDPA Gretchen Holmgren. Gene Piculell, (Tarvin’s officemate defending Markley’s wife) followed up with another rather lengthy and angry diatribe).  It was a historic breach that created such a chasm in the waters of the King County, the earth trembled. The shaking could felt in China. They were both incensed and accused Gretchen of being ”casual” and “cavalier” with his client’s lives.

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And indeed Gretchen was. She was a woman without a soul. The apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree it seems.

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But what Tarvin and Piculell did not know at the time was that Westberg was untouchable. That came straight from the top. Tarvin, who had been so successful at keeping out of his former prosecutor loop, didn’t get the memo.

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Westberg’s mother, Ann Westberg, worked for Dan Clark who was the Criminal Chief Deputy Prosecutor at the Regional Justice Center. Clark was (and is still) also the chair of the “Brady committee” who decides what officer gets put on the Brady list… or not. (This is a list of people who can’t be trusted to tell the truth under oath). Somehow Westberg never made the list. It was now 2012.

Gretchen Holmgren got Tarvin’s demand for Westberg’s Brady data as she did the previous counsel a year earlier from Markley’s former counsel. At this point according to other sources, it appears Gretchen, in a panic, called public defender Dave Roberson, the man around town who likes high profile. He was the defense version of the “fixer.”

 

He had been called in to take a case from a public defender who was about to expose the phony animal cruelty case with Westberg a month earlier because the defendant was busy digging up fraud in the case. In that case, Roberson moved quickly and successfully suppressed every piece exculpatory of evidence including the video tape of the event taken of the incompetent veterinarian Hannah Mueller Evergreen and Jenee Westberg creating phony photo evidence.

Roberson threw the case.   In fact, at the time of Kevin Tarvin’s discovery of Westberg’s criminal background Roberson had just finished throwing his client under the bus in concert with King County Deputy Prosecutor, Maggie Nave – his King County prosecutor counterpart “fixer” prosecutor in front of Judge Jim Rogers.

In Roberson’s case, the background information about Westberg came after the fixed trial and tampered jury found her guilty. Roberson’s client was facing sentencing.

It was at that sentencing that Roberson disclosed the Brady violation to the court from Markley’s case. While King County Deputy Prosecutor Maggie Nave passively stood there agreeing with Roberson, she denied knowing anything about Westberg’s Brady issues.

Apparently Nave just “forgot” to mention she was the lead prosecutor who arranged Westberg’s guilty plea in 2008, concealing Westberg’s 19-count felony arrest, secreting Westberg’s nefarious employment sanctions, while she hid the third criminal misdemeanor that mysteriously disappeared mid docket (Ann Westberg was the supervisor in charge of IT in court records) that would have quelled the plea deal in front of Judge Mariane Spearman – wife of Court of Appeals Judge Michael Spearman.

Judge Michael Spearman would soon sit on the Court of Appeals panel for both cases and would protect his wife instead of justice for the wrongfully accused.

Maggie also was the architect behind the free pass of animal sex advocate James Tait, the man who led Kenneth Pinyan to his death having sex with a horse in a well-known brothel in Enumclaw in 2005 when Dan Satterberg was busy suppressing the fact there is full bore a animal sex trade going on right under the public’s noses.

Satterberg would tell the public that no charges beyond criminal trespass were possible for Pinyan because there were no anti-bestiality laws on the books at the time – or so Satterberg said… but…

What about the “murder” part? Did we all forget about the “murder” part? A man died! Apparently Maggie and Satterberg forgot about that little part in the heat of facilitating Tait’s move to stardom in the pro bestially movie “ZOO” about Pinyan’s practices and subsequent death.  They had full confessions of the two men who accompanied Pinyan into that barn where he met his death. They were running an animal sex brothel and often videotaped the “experience.” Sources say there are doctors, lawyers and high level politicians who have participated in this and paid five figures to do it.

When Gretchen called Roberson in a panic, Roberson kicked it into high gear. Roberson called Tarvin and apparently “convinced” Tarvin it would be in his best interests not to impeach Westberg with those police records while Tarvin was zealously defending his client Jason Markley.

Tarvin would have to find another way. Tarvin claimed he was told that he may see a woman claiming fraud in her own animal cruelty case at some time (Roberson didn’t mention it was his own client seeking justice). She’s just crazy; pay no mind to that man behind the curtain. Markley would recall that Tarvin repeated that message to him repeatedly while sharing that Roberson bragged he used to date Senator Maria Cantwell. (Roberson apparently has an archetype of women he likes).

Meanwhile Roberson is attempting to control his rather frisky client (the “crazy” lady) who knew she had been played. He would have to disclose the Westberg breach to her now that Tarvin had already parted the waters in what surely would have put a stop to Westberg’s siege at the hands of her bosses, in the Markley case.

And just like that, Tarvin recanted. The seas ebbed and his clients were swallowed up along with a real change in their family life of their four young children.

Meanwhile Roberson refused to let his client examine the Westberg case files documents he had received from Holmgren for another 3 months ensuring she would have little recourse to find the Markley case that was going to trial mid December. At her sentencing in late November Roberson then made a circular legal argument that Westberg wasn’t really “convicted” and he himself was to blame for not checking (inadequate assistance of counsel) in front of the judge. Roberson threw himself on the sword.

After three weeks of repeatedly telling his client that it was Gretchen Holmgren who had advised him of her own Brady violation, Roberson now recanted and told the court (Jim Rogers) that it was Maggie Nave who disclosed Westberg’s Brady issue and that Maggie didn’t know anything about it until Tarvin exposed it in the Markley case. This became a bit problematic when it was exposed that Westberg’s 19-count felony arrest was Maggie’s own case that she knowingly gave Westberg a free pass on.

When Tarvin got the Roberson call, he did exactly what he was told. He threw the case. This was the moment his office mate Gene Piculell went ballistic. Gene’s client was Markley’s wife. She ended with a hung jury in her favor 9-3. The bench, that is, Cheryl Carey, arranged to convict Markley the day before the jury verdict that her bailiff was reporting to her. The next day Judge Patrick Oshsi would replace Carey attempting to get a mistrial on the record when the jury came midsentence reporting a hung jury 9 -3 in favor of the defendant.

In addition to the $25,000 Markley gave Tarvin, Markley gave Tavin $3,000 to take him to the Court of Appeals, and to stay Markley’s jail time and community service, something Markley was entitled to. Tarvin took the money then didn’t stay the case. Markley had no choice but to report to jail. Tarvin kept the money then visited Markley in his last few days of jail asking where his children were. Markley fired him.

Then the strangest thing happened. The “crazy lady” showed up at Tarvin’s office. Only it turns out she wasn’t so “crazy.” She was an investigative reporter. Apparently that part was missed when she got targeted. And this tenured investigator was on the scent. She found Tarvin and talked with him for several hours.

Tarvin sang like a canary. He didn’t know why everyone said Westberg wasn’t really “convicted.” He’s been doing criminal law for decades and she pled guilty. That is a conviction. He didn’t mention the fact he failed to impeach Westberg with the evidence of those convictions he had in front of the jury. In fact he had her employment records with two “Loudermill” sanctions for dishonesty at the time. In addition to the arrests and convictions, she had been sanctioned for dishonesty and theft of county time on other unrelated instances (plus about 30 other police events he didn’t know about yet). Tarvin attempted to get the employment Loudermill sanctions into the record outside of the jury while Judge Carey attempted to give them erroneous exhibit numbers that would “hid” them from the court record.

The “crazy” lady then went down to the Regional Justice Center to review the Markley case file. She discovered the digital photo of the “after” horse. It had visited Adobe Photoshop CS3 for MAC. It was also a different color than the original horse “Alex.” Clearly a bait’n switch had occurred. She called Tarvin. He was ready and singing more. She told him she had just been reviewing the Markley case file.

Tarvin got very nervous. He first spent 20 minutes explaining his defense strategy. He sounded panicked. He said sometimes an attorney sacrifices the opportunity for impeachment just in order to win. (The audio of the trial doesn’t see it that way. He threw the case and the judge helped him).

After a lengthy explanation, she had her turn.  She asked him about the photos of the horse. “Did anyone notice it was a different color?”

Tarvin answered that he had been raised on a farm for 20 years. He certainly was familiar with the DNA color identification of a horse.

“Well then you knew…”

Tarvin then blurted out in desperation, “Do you have any idea how big this is?!”

Well no Kevin I don’t. Why don’t you explain it?

Since, it has been uncovered that it is indeed a massive RICO ring. Top dog appears to be King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. Hard to fight that one. Tarvin knew and succumbed to the pressure. So Kevin Tarvin stood by and helped an innocent functioning young family be swallowed up and cannibalized by a RICO cartel.   He even kept the money they paid him to protect them. The sea swallowed them up.

That’s how big it is… It only takes one person Kevin – to save the hundreds since that Satterberg’s office has persecuted and stolen from. It could have been you.

 

 

 

 

 

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