Gold Bar’s council member Brian Diaz resigns after arrest for downloading child porn and possession of meth

The City of Gold Bar has such lovely governing members 

On January 23, 2019, Gold Bar council member Brian Diaz was arrested by United States Department of Homeland Security for viewing and downloading child pornography to a laptop computer.

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One source said ” Brian Diaz was using a City of Gold Bar laptop to download child porn, and Association of Washington Cities threatened employees not to talk about Brian Diaz arrest.

 

Mayor Bill Clem claims that the City attorneys said ” there is no evidence Brian Diaz ever used Gold Bar computers to download child porn…”

The Gold Bar Reporter has requested access to Brian Diaz’s records, so we shall know whether the lawyers are lying ( no surprise) or telling the truth.

Late last week, Mayor Bill Clem called the Gold Bar Reporter  letting us know that Gold Bar’s city attorneys told him that there was nothing he could do about Brian Diaz, unless he resigned, got Recalled, or didn’t show up to three consecutive council meetings.

Mayor Clem called seeking the Gold Bar Reporter’s help…and help is what he got when eight residents showed up with a Recall Petition in hand.

Eight Gold Bar residents appeared at last Tuesday’s Gold Bar city council meeting with a Recall Petition in hand, just in case Mr. Diaz decided that his crimes against children didn’t warrant his resignation from public office.   Thankfully for Gold Bar, Brian Diaz did not appear, thus sparing the taxpayers of Gold Bar with having to pay for a special election.

 

On Tuesday February 5, 2019, at the bi-weekly Gold Bar city council  meeting, Mayor Clem said ‘ I received Brian Diaz’s resignation letter two minutes before beginning the City Council meeting.”

 

Mayor Clem should not forget that the attorneys he is listening to are the  same attorneys from Keating, Bucklin and McCormack, and Kenyon Disend, otherwise known as Department of Enterprise ( the new Association of Washington Cities Risk Management system here in Washington) that cost the City of Gold Bar over $1,700,000.00 hiding two former Mayors, Joe ” Felon” Beavers, Crystal Danielle Pennington ( Nee Crystal Hill Pennington; Crystal Berg, and Chris Hill convicted of bank fraud in Sno County using an alias of Berg) and disgraced/terminated county director John E Pennington crimes disseminated inside public emails.  Crimes include illegal possession of health records, tax records, non-criminal history records, WSBA application files, and credit reports amounting to racketeering because the only ones entitled to health and non-conviction criminal history records are the persons themselves.

Crystal Danielle Pennington (convicted of bank fraud 2005 using alias of Berg, and found guilty of  forgery in King County WA March 2017) and Joe “Felon” Beavers  illegally retrieved the above records from the County and then disseminated those records after terminated/disgraced Director John Pennington altered and forged Gold Bar Reporter’s name to those records. Purpose, to create a fake identity, and creating a cause of action under 42 USC 1983 so that Association of Washington Cities would cover the cost of covering up their criminal racketeering crimes.

This begs a question, either Mayor Bill Clem is as dumb as a post, or he is committing racketeering offenses against citizens by covering crimes he knows were committed inside Gold Bar’s public records?

It’s not acceptable under Revised Code of Washington for a public official not to report crimes when they have reason to believe crimes occurred. Ignorance is no defense.

Early last year, Mayor Bill Clem said ” those people who are threatening you, are now threatening me” this immediately following a meeting with Snohomish County’s Municipal Law Unit.

I say “bring it on’ this is just the start of exposing pedophiles like John E Pennington and Brian Diaz who operate behind computers to harm our children. ”

Regardless of the cost, we will continue working to make sure pedophiles have as much sunshine as the law allows.

Bigger question for Snohomish County residents is where is the Everett Herald, Seattle Times Mike Carter, KIRO News, John and Crystal Pennington’s Sky Valley Chronicle?

No it cannot be, the Everett, Seattle Times, King 5, Komo, and KIRO failed to report real news?

Pretty hard to beat this charge since Gold Bar’s council member Brian Diaz admitted to downloading, possessing, and masterbating  to child porn on camera with Homeland Security. The Gold Bar  Reporter has sent a Freedom of Information Request to Homeland Security, and will post a copy to the Gold Bar Reporter’s U Tube video account once received.   

 


Every statement made in the Gold Bar Reporter’s racketeering suit filed against the Washington State Bar Association, the City of Gold Bar, and Snohomish County’s public officials is true, and really illustrates just how far this little pedophilia ring extends here in Washington State.

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On January 24, 2019, reports were coming in from local Gold Bar residents stating that Gold Bar’s council member Brian Diaz’s house was raided by the federal government. On resident said it was ” Homeland Security.”  Our source was right on target.

 

Two nights ago reports were sketchy, but late today, the Gold Bar Reporter obtained a copy of the US Federal District Court criminal indictment documenting that Gold Bar’s council member Brian Diaz is just another pedophile inside Snohomish County government, and no surprise, Brian Diaz is connected to many government officials throughout Snohomish County.

 

Since 2009, the Gold Bar Reporter has been trying to sound the alarms on another sexual deviant, and thankfully terminated officer from Snohomish County government, John E Pennington. Now, one of the John Pennington’s closet supporters and dear friends here in Gold Bar has been arrested for possession of child porn. Not just any child porn, porn that depicts pictures of children under the age of ten (10).

 

Brian Diaz was also a very good friend to Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Danielle Pennington (plead guilty to bank fraud, caught stealing from City of Gold Bar 200K +, and recently fired for falsifying a FEMA application), and Joe ” Felon” Beavers.

 

My mother always said ” birds of the same feathers flock together as do pigs and swine…” and ” anyone who protects pedophiles are pedophiles themselves.”

 

One resident said ” Diaz always had trouble keeping a job, I suspected he had problems with drugs.”  Drug addiction is secondary, the Gold Bar Reporter correctly labels Brian Diaz a pedophile and meth head. Just another example of why Gold Bar Washington needs a hell of a lot of sunshine.

 

Gold Bar’s history public officials have quite the little list of criminals, including police officers caught stealing from homes and dealing drugs from City Hall with the assistance of our fine men in blue at the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, public records officer Bonnie Scruggs Dierkson Jones, a convicted felon who rendered criminal assistance to a murderer, Crystal Danielle Pennington (nee Berg) caught stealing $200K from Gold Bar and convicted of bank fraud, Joe “felon” Beavers from Arlington Texas, and Gold Bar City Hall home of the Sky Valley Chronicle government cyber-stalkers  (ties to Russian mob)who operate a foe online site also known as the “Sky Valley Chronicle.”

When former Monroe School Superintendent fathered a child with an underage student, Mark Roe did what he does best, he covered up criminal conduct of another political officer.   Quashing criminal charges for statutory rape allowing  Hoover to escape to Colorado.  A political favor according to an insider at the County.

 

Public records from Snohomish County  Prosecutor’s Office document that Mark Roe is a sexual deviant himself, as evidenced by a civil complaint filed by the County’s risk manager  Bob Lenz in December 2018.  In his complaint, Lenz affirms that Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe ordered an Equal Employment Officer to change his findings of ” guilty” to ” no findings” after several of Snohomish County prosecutors  sexually assaulted a female county worker.

 

Revised Code of Washington State make interfering with an official Equal Employment Investigation a crime, but Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell continues to cover up criminal conduct of government officers, as political courtesy.

 

This brings us to ” the only ones who protect sexual deviants are sexual deviants themselves.”

 

See https://goldbarreporter.org/2019/01/15/snohomish-county-washington-prosecutors-perverts-sexual-deviants-and-nazis/

The Gold Bar Reporter correctly blames the Washington State Bar Association and several US Federal District Court Judges, Ronald Leighton, Ricardo Martinez and Richard Jones, who decided that the rule of law doesn’t apply to the Gold Bar Reporter.  US Federal District Court wrongfully dismissed my RICO and defamation suits against the scum connected to pedophile Brian Diaz.  Why appears to be that they don’t like our anti-corruption and anti-pedophilia message, or they are still beholden to the Association of Washington Cities and Department of Enterprise Services ( who insures every agency here in Washington State listed in Block v WSBA et al , and our entire Washington State judiciary and affiliated court associations).

 

In June 2019, the City of Gold Bar plans to reopen its Museum, and will have the quite the list of council members and Mayors to add to ” Gold Bar’s Most Wanted” to the Wall of Scum at the museum.

When the courts fail to act in favor of basic Constitutional principles we hold dearer than a bar license, it’s time for “we the people ” to challenge the system.  Our Founders intentionally implemented the First Amendment to the US Constitution for citizens to redress government officers and write and speak freely without fear that our government or those with regulatory powers do not punish free speech.  If they do, the Court has no option but to reverse such gross violations.


In the case of pedophile and Gold Bar council member Brian Diaz, thankfully the federal government has stepped in to provide oversight. Long overdue.

 

The State of Washington State agencies are committing racketeering offenses against any citizen who speaks out, and ” we the people” must stand up against corrupt government officers who are killing any chance for children to pursue life, liberty and happiness.

 

One less pedophile on the streets of Snohomish County is a good day for all residents.

 

Our readers should be happy to know that Washington State pharmacist and stellar member of the Gold Bar City Council Brian Diaz is not only a pedophile, but also  a recreational meth user.

Brian Diaz is just more evidence of just how far this little pedophilia ring here in Washington State extends.

 

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The Gold Bar Reporter sends a special thank you to the fine federal government employees involved in exposing this sick little pedophilia ring that we have no doubt extends to other government officials.

Can’t wait to see who else is linked to pedo-Brian Diaz via his email communication.

 

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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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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