Gold Bar’s Mayor Lee Hodo asserts executive privilege

Well it turns out that Gold Bar’s Mayor Lee Hodo decided to assert a little “executive privilege” in some effort to clean up the left over trash of former Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers.  However so slight, its a start.

Last week, Mayor Lee Hodo put back the gorgeous sign unilaterally removed  by Mayor Joe Beavers  without input from the voters.

Why Joe Beavers removed the sign?  because Mayor Joe Beavers wanted to give former Gold Bar council member Chris Wright’s friend a contract for sign building.  Corruption 101, misappropriation of public funds to gander up support to hide Beavers email communication which amounts to racketeering ( conspiring to harm citizens who ask questions and then misappropriating Gold Bar’s water funds to cover up his email  crimes).

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Joe Beavers and Chris Wright are being sued for racketeering with trial expected to start late next year. Mark Ericks will more than likely be added as a defendant.


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above is Gold Bar Washington’s sign Mayor Lee Hodo put back. A big “fuck you” to corrupt former Mayor Joe Beavers


However so slight Mayor Lee Hodo’s act is a change for the better here in Corruptville Washington, also known to those of us who live and pay taxes here as Gold Bar Washington.


 

Gold Bar Washington has quite its list of criminals who landed here.  It is home of the corrupt former Snohomish County police officer Mark Ericks who framed a man named Carl Harp for murder.  After framing Carl Harp for a murder he didn’t commit,  Mark Ericks received a political appointment to U.S. Marshall’s Office.  A place where Ericks could threaten to harm people with a license.

But then corrupt Snohomish County Executive John Lovick ( who made a deal with Boeing to move jobs from Snohomish County to South Carolina just so he could get campaign contributions from high ranking Boeing Executives in 2015), appointed Mark Ericks to run Snohomish County’s Executive club. A criminal organization from 1998 to December 29, 2015.

There, Mark Ericks threatened to “shoot and kill” council member Dave Somers.  Crimes Mark Ericks still has not been brought to justice for… perhaps not so fast as we understand Donald Trump has a little interest in going after Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Fergusson after both filed suit against President Trump claiming that President Trump’s immigration policies are discriminatory.

Imagine, Governor Inslee and Bob Fergusson have ample reason from Brandia at http://www.snocoreporter.com investigative report below to arrest Mark Ericks for racketeering but instead both decide helping non-citizens enter the US is more important than helping clean up the massive racketeering ring created by the Washington State Bar Association instead ( fixing cases with the assistance of criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges).

A story I am working on involving high ranking Washington State Bar members ties to organized crime here in Washington . . .  fixing cases with the assistance of criminal defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors.


For those interested in reading more on Mark Ericks involvement in framing an innocent man to cover up who the real murderer was.

Below article republished with permission from

http://snocoreporter.com/twisted-tale-of-carl-harps-ties-to-gold-bar-the-bellevue-sniper-mark-ericks/

 

Twisted Tale of Carl Harp’s Ties to Gold Bar – The Bellevue Sniper – Mark Ericks

This is the story of a troubled young man with ties to Gold Bar to Guatemala and eventually to Walla Walla, who’s life eventually ended violently in a prison cell simultaneously being accused of being the Bellevue Sniper and a big burly rapist even though he was a fair in nature and of a very slight stature and looked nothing like the description but we are talking about a set-up so he didn’t really have to fit the bill… It should be noted that his description went from big and burly tatooed guy (According to Mark Erick’s original description) to blond guy w/glasses as the case progressed but no one happened to notice that. The original police report shows the first description.

Multiple witnesses saw a white van with two white males, shooting a rifle into traffic. That is in the complaint but that was also ignored

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I would like to try to explain the whole story but there is another woman, a woman who lost her father, a Seattle Reporter who possibly died for the information he had gathered. She found his notes and that started her on a journey that would turn her life upside down, and it has, she lives in fear, and she should… Here is part of the story in her own words from here website

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The man, the Marshall, she is talking about is Mark Ericks, who arrested Mr Harp, for rape but a couple of weeks later, once he moved to the Bellevue Police Dept Mr Harp all of a sudden became “The Bellevue Sniper” so this story is also about 2 different criminals who walked free, not just a man framed for both. Somewhere among us is a rapist and a sniper who have sailed along the sunset while Carl Harp paid the ultimate price.

CORRECTION: He was charged several months later not a couple of weeks later

Carl was in Snoho county jail from the time of his arrest for the rapes in June, 1973, until his charge with the Sniper crimes, on August 31. 1973. He was then moved to King county Jail. He was never in jail in Bellevue. In July 1973. The Bellevue police wrote a report saying they had no suspects for the sniper crime so were going to shut the investigation down. Two weeks later they interviewed Harp in Snoho jail at two am for the sniper crime, and two weeks after that he was charged.

He supposedly hung himself yet his body was badly beaten and he multiple ligature marks on his body, not just on his neck, witnesses and report describe blood everywhere…

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In this digital age there is the internet and digital archives, there is cloud storage and social networks but in the 70’s there were hitmen and if you didn’t play nice with the criminals they could and would take you out and most times no one would be the wiser.

The victim Abraham Saltzman was by all appearances  a mild mannered real estate sales agent, at a time when many back door deals were going on so who knows if this was a hit ordered on him specifically because he did not seem to be the kind of person who would be involved in any funny business and if he had found out about something and given someone an ultimatum he would’ve most definitely paid the price.

It should also be noted that he was “baited” he had went to help a friend which is how he came to be at that exact location at the time.

The FBI and local authorities have known for decades that there was something wrong with this whole thing down to the fact that even the fingerprints were not Carl Harp’s but again since he was someone’s fall guy it didn’t matter: Seattle Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Dave Boerner ordered the investigation re-opened but nothing came of it.

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It has taken some time to convince this woman to let me do this story but it is one that needs to be told, she is afraid to say his name, and she has been threatened many times but it finally came to a head when the Federal Government continued to try to cover this up. She is representing herself pro so in a lawsuit against the Federal Govt to try to get to the truth

 

You have to ask yourself: Who were they protecting?

 

The following is the suit that Ms Lyall has just filed

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City of Gold Bar’s governing body stealing water monies to hide crimes inside public records

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Washington State attorneys Amanda Butler ( left) and Shannon Ragonesi

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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.”

Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers mocking Muslims at council meeting

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Adolf Hitler is alive and well in Gold Bar Washington.  At tonight’s Gold Bar council meeting ( September 6, 2016), former Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers approached the podium trying to incite Muslim hatred among the Gold Bar community after the Muslim Community offered an olive branch for unity to the non-Muslims in our community.

Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers said in reference to the Mosque in Monroe’s ” Day of Unity” event as having ” Big brass ones” for having a day of unity on September 11, 2016.


“A Day of Unity” will take place on Sunday September 11, 2016, at 1:00 PM,  23515 Old Owen RD Monroe, WA 98272. 

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Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM – Monroe, WA

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PURPOSE:

To pay respect to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Seattle chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslim community will be hosting a Day of Unity with faith and non-faith based organizations. Several events will be held throughout the day to emphasize the sanctity of life and the importance of living peacefully within a diverse community.

  • 9/11 Interfaith Service – “Standing Together in Difficult Times” 1PM – 2:30 PM
  • Community Lunch 11AM – 3:00 PM

In 2013, Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers approached council member Elizabeth LaZella ( Jewish) saying  ” I have no use for non-Christians …” So not only is Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers an anti-Semite, he’s also Islamophobic, and lets not forget a card carrying member of the Ku Klu Klan (KKK).

Former Gold Bar member Joe Beavers makes us all proud to be residents of Gold Bar.  It’s a lovely place to raise children, especially with a old demented man running around spewing religious hatred and trying to incite violence toward Muslims in Snohomish County.

Hatred is alive and well in Gold Bar, Washington. Beavers’s wife Ann needs to call Western State Hospital for intervention, sooner rather than later.

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hatred or fear of Muslims and Islam

Islamophobia or Muslimophobia (see section “Terms” for related terms) is the prejudice, hatred, or bigotry directed against Islam or Muslims.

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nounsomeone who hates Jewish people

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Arthur West does Gold Bar

Long time open government supporter and activist Arthur West has filed suit against the City of Gold Bar, after Snohomish County Superior Court held in Block v Gold Bar that the City violated Our Court’s holding in Hobbs v State Auditor, 183 Wn.App. 925 (2014).

The City’s public records officer is Joe Beavers, Gold Bar’s former Mayor who has misappropriated over $1,000,000.00 hiding computer crimes, amounting to Racketeering, involving Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud in 2005) and disgraced former Director John E. Pennington ( man responsible for causing 43 people in the Oso Washington mudslides to suffocate to death and the rape of a 5 year old girl from Cowlitz County).

In Hobbs, Our Court held that an agency must give a reasonable estimate of time. The agency’s estimate must clearly must state when the records requested are expected to be released, but once it fails to do so, it’s deemed to be an automatic violation of RCW 42.56.  See Hobbs v State Auditor.

Since 2010, the City of Gold Bar, mainly Joe Beavers, has been refusing to provide a timely estimate, but instead simply places hundreds of records requests on the City’s priority log without a specific date in violation of Hobbs, refusing to answer requests for over five years in many cases.

As just one example of just how blatant the City’s disregard for the Public Records Act ( PRA) has become, in 2014 I requested a copy of the City’s Budget from former Mayor Linda Loen, a simple records request that still remains outstanding as of today.

In several instances, the Gold Bar Reporters caught Beavers and the former clerk, Laura Kelly (who was fired for theft of public funds), answering public records requests for friends, including former Mayor Crystal Hill and Sky Valley Chronicle owner Ron Fejfar, without ever being placed on the City’s priority log.

Joe Beavers ( former financial officer who bankrupted an engineering firm in Clinton Connecticut, 2001, forcing his early retirement), Crystal Hill ( Nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud 2005),  Linda Eide at the Washington State Bar Association ( caught destroying and altering evidence in attorney Robert Grundstien’s case), attorneys Margaret King and Michael Kenyon, and Sky Valley Chronicle owner Ron Fejfar are being sued under RICO with depositions expected to start early in 2017.

In March 2014, Arthur West was given Washington Coalition for Open Government Key Award for his continuous and outstanding contributions in advancing open government issues here in Washington State.

On March 11, 2014, Snohomish County Court held in Block v Gold Bar, that the City of Gold Bar had violated RCW 42.56, when it refused to provide records to me for over five years.

The City’s trouble have just begun as the City has ten additional requests in the same boat – over five years old- and continues to thumb its nose at the Public Records Act (PRA) by refusing to provide a estimate as to when the City intends to answer records requests. This violates our Court’s holding in Hobbs.

As of today in Block v Gold Bar, the City has withheld over 330 emails for over 2000 days, and recently turned over records with metadata dating back to May 2010 ( in the same year the records were actually requested).  Metadata is to electronic records as DNA is to unlocking human existence; it tells us when the records were created and who created them.

One can only speculate as to why the City refused to provide records it had readily had available in its possession for over five years.  Stupid is a stupid does, but one resident said  “ I saw Joe Beavers at the doctor’s office, a doctor that treats dementia related diseases.”

Lately, pictures of Joe Beavers illustrates just how mentally unfit he is.  One open government supporter said  “ he smells and looks like a homeless man.”

Snohomish County Superior Court held in March that the City violated the PRA, thus I am entitled to costs, and other fees associated with suit, including attorney fees at $220 per hours plus a per day penalty of up to $105 per day for each of the 330 plus emails withheld.
The Gold Bar Reporters commend Arthur West for shinning much needed sunlight on the cockroaches from Gold Bar who are spitting on open government concepts I view more valuable than life itself.

I also thank Joe Beavers for posting defamatory articles on the Sky Valley Chronicle as I believe this gave rise to Mr. West’s interest in the cockroaches who have ruining Gold Bar.

 

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In 2016, Our Court also held that each page of unlawfully withheld records calls for a per day penalty for each record withheld. In my case, Beavers unlawfully withheld public records relating to WSBA complaints he ordered former Gold Bar clerk Penny Brenton to write, misusing City staff and resources, thus making each complaint subject to the PRA.

 

Penalty for improperly withholding public record can be calculated on a per page basis.

See Wade’s Eastside Gun Shop v. Department of Labor and Industries, ___ Wn.2d ___ (3/24/2016) – When the Department of Labor and Industries failed to provide certain records of an investigation (which the court determined were not exempt) a penalty was imposed calculated according to the number of pages found in each document. On appeal, the supreme court upheld the trial court’s decision, noting that the trial court has discretion to determine what is a relevant record, and it did not abuse that discretion by imposing penalties on a per page basis. The court also held that the records were not categorically exempt as investigative records since the Department of Labor and Industries did not prove that withholding them was essential to effective law enforcement.

“Mark Roe, needs to go””

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I made a decision to Recall Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe after a lawyer told me that Mark Roe is funding the Sky Valley Chronicle and its agent Ron Fejfar and former Mayors Joe Beavers and Linda Loen ( both resigned after public records implicated them in a racketeering complaint filed in US Federal District Court against both) in a federal racketeering suit I filed.

From public records, we know the following:

The Sky Valley Chronicle was started by a former Seattle Times reporter named Chris Schwartzen as a political action committee ( without registering it as such) on behalf of former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon.

In July 2012, Governor Jay Inslee gave the Gold Bar Reporter a hand full of personal files on Executive Aaron Reardon extra-marital affairs with two women, Deanna Dawson,   Executive Director of the Sound Cities Association (formerly Suburban Cities Association), and Snohomish County Whistleblower Tamara Dutton.  The biggest problem for Reardon, he used taxpayer monies to fund his affairs, including, but not limited to, hotels rooms, porno movies, and sex toys.

Deanna Dawson accompanied Aaron Reardon to Paris, and Dutton accompanied him to Chicago.  Where his wife fit into this equation, one can only speculate, but when’s a pig always a pig.

When Aaron Reardon’s little racketeering gang in Snohomish County got caught by us, and then reported on by the Herald, Reardon was forced to resign, but not before the County Council transferred convicted criminal Kevin Thomas Hulten, Chris Schwartzen and Aaron Reardon’s computers to King County Major Crimes Unit.

see http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130214/NEWS01/702149999

Kevin Thomas Hulten ( now married to a California attorney named Krystal Tate Hulten), plead guilty to criminal evidence tampering in Block v Sno County  et al and served time for his crimes.  But the most important fact that came from the King County Major Crimes Unit’s investigation of Snohomish County Racketeering group was the Major Crimes Unit documented that Kevin Hulten was posting on an anonymous website titled ” The Sky Valley Chronicle.” A website where none of the “bloggers” post their names.

A website according to Gold Bar’s former Mayor Linda Loen with its clear purpose to ” harass, defame and discredit Anne Block.”


 

What I also learned from Gold Bar’s public records was that Joe Beavers was also allowed to post, using government resources and staff to support the Political Action Committee ( Sky Valley Chronicle PAC).

After receiving enough evidence to prosecute the Sky Valley Chronicle for racketeering, I filed suit against Ron Fejfar and the Sky Valley Chronicle in US Federal Court, Seattle.

But that’s not the orgasmic part of this story. A source told me that Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe had known for years that John Pennington owned the Sky Valley Chronicle and used Ron Fejfar as the front man to cover up his criminal harassment, using the Sky Valley Chronicle PAC.

Mark Roe is misappropriating public monies funding the Sky Valley Chronicle to fight a racketeering suit filed against Ron Fejfar ( and soon to be his wife Virginia, after she took a predicate act on behalf of the Enterprise late last week), and the Sky Valley Chronicle. Washington State’s Constitution prohibits such use of our money.

Furthermore, our source also stated that Mark Roe is also funding Gold Bar’s Mayor Linda Loen and Joe Beavers via Michael Kenyon and Bruce Disend ( Kenyon Disend, linked to Racketeering crimes and shady land deals all over Washington State).

For these reasons, as well as the malicious prosecution of Lori Shavlik ( below) Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe will be Recalled, regardless of how long its takes, Mark Roe will be joining pedophile and former Snohomish County political appointee John E. Pennington in the unemployment line, and then, even it takes me twenty more years, inside Walla Walla.

 


 

 

 

On February 27, 2016, I published the following story about corrupt Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe.

The Dishonorable Mark Roe

Mark Roe, Snohomish County Prosecutor


This past week, I’ve been covering a Snohomish County prosecution for arson in the 1st decree against Lori Shavlik.  But this wasn’t the first prosecution of Ms. Shavlik,  it’s Snohomish County Prosecutor’s second run. The first trial resulted in hung jury, with jurors stating “ the State failed to prove its case.”

While pedophiles are walking free, and baby killers are released because Mark Roe failed to file simple papers ( http://snocoreporter.com/3-month-old-babys-killers-walk-free-for-now/,) Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe and his political racketeering gangsters from the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office are maliciously prosecuting – for the second time- a forty-five year old mother of five for Arson I.

As of today, millions of taxpayer dollars have been misspent over a fire that started  behind a dryer unit at Ms. Shavlik’s place of business – a tanning salon- and while she’s embattled in a contract /lease dispute with the building’s owner who just happens to be a personal and dear friend to the lead investigator who is also the Fire Chief, and a former City of Snohomish Brady Cop David Fontenot ( exposed and terminated from another county for stealing, harassing women in the workplace, and lying on search warrants, etc).


Public emails from Snohomish County Washington document that while Krystal Tate Hulten was a law clerk in Snohomish County Washington, for Judge Downes, she engaged in illegal exparte contact with a Prosecutor prior to trial basically saying I hope you strip parental rights away from a mother accused of abuse.

Ms. Tate Hulten is a lovely attorney.

Kevin and Krystal Tate Hulten’s activities in Snohomish County document gross civil rights and racketeering activity.

The Gold Bar Reporter has never been sued for defamation and we stand by articles.

Sky Valley Chronicle publishes intentionally false articles

The Sky Valley Chronicle is being sued for racketeering  and for defamation in United States Federal District County by the Snohomish County Reporter, Brandia, and myself, the Gold Bar Reporter.

In February 2013, after Kevin Thomas Hulten ( now residing in Los Gatos California with his wife and California attorney Krystal Tate Hulten) was caught via public records criminal harassing Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block, the Snohomish County Council requested criminal assistance from King County’s major crimes unit in the investigation of Aaron Reardon’s criminal racketeering gang from Snohomish County.

Once we learned that King County’s Major Crimes Unit had Snohomish County’s hard drives, we took advantage of one simple RCW 42.56 provision that mandates that an agency must searched all records where the files actually are. In this case, King County.

With this request, We were able to retrieve a complete copy of Kevin Thomas Hulten’s computer. In his files, it was clear that Kevin Thomas Hulten was posting articles on the Sky Valley Chronicle as was former Seattle Times reporter Christopher Schwartzen ( now hiding out in Altamonte Springs Florida), and Brian Perry.

As result of Kevin Thomas Hulten’s hard drive, we have enough evidence to affirmatively state that John Pennington, former Snohomish County’s Director of Emergency Management ( fired after he caused 43 people to suffocate to death on March 24, 2014 in the Oso mudslides) and his “Boob Flashing Wife” ( http://www.seattleweekly.com/2013-01-16/news/gold-bar-s-mountain-meltdown/ ) and Crystal Hill Pennington ( convicted of bank fraud in 2005, using an alias, Crystal Berg), using a front man named Ronald Fejfar( who also uses various aliases of Ron Fabour, Ron Favour, Chet Rodgers former radio show host from 1970s), are the actual anonymous bloggers on the Sky Valley Chronicle.

The above defendants are being sued for Racketeering in U.S. Federal District Court with all cases pending as today (3/12/2016), and with more people intervening, it’s unlikely that these cases will go away anytime soon.

As our readers can imagine, we weren’t surprised to learn that Gold Bar’s Mayor Linda Loen abruptly resigned yesterday only after the City lost a public records case totaling over $30,000 in attorney fees and over at least $200,000 in penalities. With more lawsuit comings, it’s likely to total over $ 1,000,000.00 or more after Joe Beavers and Gold Bar’s former clerk Penny Brenton are deposed next month.

According to Brenton, Beavers ordered her to misappropriate public resource to write Bar complaints. An issue the City is being sued for in US Federal Court.

And poor little Crystal Hill Pennington, we hear, is getting her 3rd divorce, and she hasn’t even reached forty years of age yet. But from an October 30, 2015, Gold Bar Reporter U Tube video, she looks ten years older than anyone of us-  and from the video she looks like a battered woman.

But hey, “birds of the same feathers flock together as do pigs and swine….”  Just look at who she married, John E. Pennington.

Poor Ronald Fejfar, he willingly step into the biggest pile of shit thinking he would get political favors from uneducated bums like Aaron Reardon,  John Pennington, Crystal Hill and Chris Schwartzen, but instead he’s being sued for Racketeering and defamation with more lawsuits on the way in state court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Beavers “brags” the fix was in with Washington State Supreme Court

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Frederick Douglass:

“Power and those in control concede nothing … without a demand. They never have and they never will. …each and every one of us must keep demanding, must keep fighting, must keep thundering, must keep plowing, must keep on keeping things struggling, must speak out and must speak up until justice is served because where there is no justice there can be no peace.”


 

The bleeding continues for Gold Bar, after a whistleblower tells us that Washington State Supreme Court covered up emails involving illegal dissemination a WSBA member’s files and illegal background checks.

More public records suits for Gold Bar.

 

 

Gold Bar residents threaten to Recall Linda “High as a Kite” Loen

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The Washington State Auditor’s Office cited the City of Gold Bar for misappropriation of public funds for the 4th year in a row. Since 2009, the City of Gold Bar’s public officials, including Crystal Hill Pennington ( a.k.a Berg, convicted of bank fraud in 2005), Joe Beavers, and now Linda ” High as a Kite” Loen have been stealing from the City’s water funds to pay attorney Michael Kenyon ( Kenyon Disend) to continue covering up computer crimes committed by disgraced former Snohomish County Department of Emergency political appointee John E. Pennington.

One onlooker described new Gold Bar Councilmember Kendall Wallace’s face as ” as white as a ghost” as residents crowded city hall on Tuesday demanding answers as to why the City of Gold Bar is now facing a water rate increase of 271 %. 


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Gold Bar’s Mayor Linda Loen, a proven failure, who seems to be more interested in smoking pot instead of doing her job.


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One resident screamed ” We need to Recall Linda Loen! ”  The concerned and pissed off Gold Bar citizen need not worry because a Recall Petition is being drafted against Linda Loen, and Florence Davi Martin ( who also voted to misappropriate public funds to continue funding the criminal racketeering crimes committed by attorney Michael Kenyon and John E. Pennington).   We are awaiting the Washington State Auditor records for much needed evidence to make sure the Recall against Linda Loen sticks. But Loen can be assured that its coming! 100 % for certain. 

The Department of Health rejected the City’s ” Beaverized”  water comp plan last year, as Joe Beavers fraudulently claimed that he was an ” Engineer” and inferred that he was capable of making adjustments to the water plan without a licensed Washington State Engineer involved.  A complaint against Joe Beavers was filed with the Dept. of Licensing and Joe Beavers was ORDERED to stop referring to himself as an Engineer.

Then the Department of Health issued a DEMAND for the City to produce a valid water comp plan and the Washington State Auditor again ORDERED the City to stop stealing from the City’s water fund to fund litigation.  Litigation that is now linked to helping Attorney Michael Kenyon and G. Geoffrey Gibbs covering up their little Racketeering scandal committed in 2008.

G. Geoffrey Gibbs, attorney Michael Kenyon, Sandra Sullivan ( aka Meadowcraft), Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill Pennington and John E. Pennington are amongst several criminal racketeers’ being sued in United States Federal District Court.


 

A copy of the Racketeering Complaint explaining the criminals conduct is nicely stated in the RICO suit filed in US Fed Court. Click below

See  http://twitdoc.com/view.asp?id=240270&sid=55E6&ext=PDF&lcl=block-v-WSBA-RICO.pdf&usr=SkyValleyNews&doc=294503385&key=key-GqDGvN4pGjxOWy5LnziT


The city claims that the purpose of the water rate fee amendment is to fund badly needed repairs to the water system’s aging infrastructure. However, the City left out the fact that its been misusing Gold Bar water funds – over $1,000,000.00 – to fund litigation to protect attorney Michael Kenyon’s criminal conduct nicely outlined in the RICO suit filed in Us Federal Court on December 28, 2015.  See link above.

Gold Bar resident Toni Jurin stated “My understanding is that well four was undrinkable; that there was way too much arsenic in it and that’s why we’re mixing it with well three,” “Sooner or later that problem has to be resolved.”

 “Our water quality is good. We had one hit of .01 milligrams per liter on arsenic in well four,” John Light said. 

Better question for John Light is ” since he doesn’t live in Gold Bar, how would you know? After all the city uses bottled water inside City Hall.”

Six Gold Bar residents demanded a town hall meeting before any rate increase occurs. 

Councilmember Davi  ” Cupcake” Martin responded by issuing condescending remarks to citizens saying ” we’ve already held meetings”. 

There’s only one problem for Davi “Cupcake” Martin, the City violated Open Public Meetings Act when it held these “secret meetings without publication.”

 the city held workshops and presentations with very limited attendance. According to the city, a workshop was held on Sept. 22 and a presentation by a water-rate consultant was held on Oct. 6. Further council discussion was held on Nov. 3, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15, all of which were publicized on the city’s website. After the Dec. 1 council meeting, a mass-mailer was sent to the city’s water customers, apprising them of the proposed rate change. 

“Our job as the city is to supply good water, and unfortunately we have a very, very old infrastructure that needs a lot of work,” Martin said. “The point is, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard spot. We have good water now, but it needs to be maintained. We can’t maintain it on what we’re charging now.”

Steven Fore, who owns Alpine Adventures, an outdoor white water recreation business on U.S. 2 stated that he has concerns over the city’s strategy, which appears to him to be completely ineffective. He has no problem paying an increased rate, he said, but the city’s current approach will not solve the problem. 

Ms. Fore’s statement about strategy is related to how Gold Bar has misappropriated over $1,000,000.00 hiding racketeering crimes committed in emails.

The Supreme Court has decided to review the emails in question, but since we already know what’s behind the curtain inside those emails, we’re going to hold off publishing what it is that the City has misappropriated over $1,000,000.00 of Gold Bar’s water fund covering up… all for a pedophile named John E. Pennington ( fired from Snohomish County Dept of Emergency Management on January 1, 2016, after he killed 43 Oso residents in the most preventable loss of life natural disaster in Washington State’s history).

Steve Fore admonished the council for “chasing away” Councilmember Lee Hodo, who resigned in December. Hodo has extensive background in engineering, Fore said, and is well-equipped to handle the current issues. He referred to Hodo as “the exact person you need to fix the problem.”

Don’t worry Mr. Fore, the City of Gold Bar is being sued for Racketeering and our hope is that the criminals who have been misusing our resources for their personal gain will be locked up behind bars once we start taking depositions.

Tracy Cotterill said “This sounds like it’s bigger than we are… Has anyone thought about PUD? “

“It’s our town. It’s not your town,”“Do we need to start putting petitions out? Would that do it? If we put out a petition demanding that we be allowed to vote on any water increases, would you let us in then?” Steve Fore said.

Bravo Mr. Fore, its time that others lend a helping hand to those of us who have been fighting the massive Racketeering cancer that Washington State Bar Board of Governor and number Snohomish County criminal G. Geoffrey  Gibbs and attorney Michael Kenyon have perpetrated upon our community all in an effort to cover up the criminal racketeering conduct of Crystal Hill Pennington ( Berg, convicted of bank fraud 2005), John E. Pennington ( former DEM Sno Co who is linked to missing children  all over the Pacific Northwest) and attorney Michael Kenyon’s criminal conduct.

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