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

 

 

 

Former Gold Bar Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington’s fraud EXPOSED

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Former Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington  ( nee Berg) EXPOSED


The Gold Bar Reporters were first to break the story about Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington’s bank fraud conviction. According to a former insider, it’s a little about what Gold Bar’s Mayor Linda Loen and Joe Beavers are covering up inside the emails. Costing the taxpayers of Gold Bar over $1,000,000.00 as of today with no end in sight.

According to the Washington State Auditor’s Gold Bar Audit report, dated November 2014, there’s over $200,000.00 missing from the City’s funds ( water) and not one single employee can explain where it went.

According to a former Gold Bar council member,  ” I believe Crystal Hill was stealing from the City!”

We here at the Gold Bar Reporters have read enough emails between Crystal Hill and Gold Bar’s former clerk treasurer Laura Kelly to know that Crystal Hill and Laura Kelly were involved in a check cashing scheme. The scheme as we exposed in 2013 involved Crystal Hill, a non-lawyer, signing up for Continue Legal Education and other classes, paid for with Gold Bar taxpayer monies, then canceling, then having a refund check reissued.

Since Crystal Hill’s Bank of America account in Sultan was frozen for continuing to pass bad bank checks  ( 2006-2009) to her mortgage holder and others, even after she plead guilty to bank fraud for the same offense, Gold Bar’s clerk Laura Kelly would cash the refund check and give Crystal Hill cash in return.

Our readers should know that there’s no evidence that Laura Kelly or Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg bank fraud 2005) returned the refunded monies to the taxpayers of Gold Bar.

The Washington State Auditor’s November 2014 report noted that there’s $200,000.00 missing from the City of Gold Bar funds that not one employee can explain where it went.

See http://portal.sao.wa.gov/ReportSearch

In July 2012, Gold Bar’s clerk treasurer was caught by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, via a hidden camera placed in her office inside Gold Bar City Hall putting stolen city funds back and then lying to a police officer.

Caught red handed, but since Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers needed Ms. Kelly’s declaration for ongoing litigation, and to assist in hiding his email crimes of domestic spying ( running illegal background checks on open government supporters out here in Gold Bar) and extortion scheme involving Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management’s former Director John E. Pennington,  Joe Beavers requested Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe and Seth Fine not prosecute Laura Kelly.

Mr. Fine was in charge of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s criminal unit at the time of each one of these offenses, but now with ongoing RICO suits pending as it relates to the County’s involvement, he was moved to the county’s civil unit.

According to our legal counsel, a clear obstruction of justice and RICO violations by all involved; and since Kelly was the City’s clerk treasurer at the time of the theft, a felony theft charge should have been pursued.

Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers is being sued for Racketeering in US Federal District Court, and the case in the appeals process awaiting the 9th Circuit’s Remand Order.

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Late yesterday, we learned from another reporter that Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) also managed to obtain federal contracts with FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

There’s only problem for Crystal Hill Pennington; as a child raised by a father who worked for the federal government his whole life, I learned a lot about the internal workings of the federal government including that a  person who plead guilty to fraud of any kind is ineligible for federal contracts or federal employment of any kind.

Now, I had to call a friend who I attended law school with, who is now a federal attorney in Washington D.C. to answer one question:  If a person pleads guilty to fraud and manages to expunge their criminal history, either by deferred prosecution or expunging the conviction record itself, does this make them eligible to be awarded federal contracts?

The attorney said ” she is ineligible for most federal benefits, contracts or employment, as a result of her fraud conviction regardless of whether any state expunges the record. In fact, if you look at the application she had to affirm to under oath and sign, You will see an exclusion clause just above the signature line. This clause specifically requests that the person seeking federal contracts to affirm under oath that they have never plead guilty to or been convicted of fraud. Whether or not she’s eligible for state contracts is not relevenat to whether this excludes her from federal employment and contracts. ”

A complaint against Crystal Hill Pennington is being pursued and a public records request has been sent to FEMA EMI seeking copies of any files relating to Crystal Hill Pennington’s FEMA EMI contracts.  Once received, we will post copies.

If anyone thinks that this taxpayer will sit idle while my taxpayer monies are being misused to support a person who plead guilty to fraud, You don’t know me too well.

Reporting from the front lines of democracy.

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