“License to steal” with the assistance of the Washington State Bar and Washington State Guardian Board

Over the last twenty years, the Washington State Bar Association has broomed over twenty complaints against Washington State guardian scammer and Washington State Bar Hearing Officer Lin O’Dell.

Public/Mailing Address: Lin D. O’Dell, PS
1312 N Monroe St
Spokane, WA 99201-2623
United States
Email: lin@linodell.com
Phone: (509)  252-6004
Fax: (509) 252-0543
Website:
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Firm or Employer: Lin D. O’Dell, PS
Office Type and Size: Solo
Practice Areas: Elder, Estate Planning/ Probate/ Wills, Family, General, Guardianships
Languages Other Than English: None Specified

Committees

Member of these committees/boards/panels:

Hearing Officer Panel (Member)

 


Lin O’Dell met and teamed up with a convicted killer, Mark Plivilech, while working as a nurse with Walla Walla Prison inmates in 1990.

Plivilech


What happens when a convicted killer teams up with a criminal with a law license? 

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Not only was WSBA Hearing Officer Lin O’ Dell found guilty of stealing from her clients using a convicted killer to harass them inside their homes, the duo also created several companies to launder clients’ trust monies.

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Instead of investigating complaints filed against attorney Lin O’Dell for embezzlement, the Washington State Bar Association, Washington Attorney General’s Office, Washington State Guardian Board, and at least two Washington State’s Governors’ turned a blind eye, thus allowing Lin O’Dell and Mark Plivilech’s rein of terror and racketeering crimes against Washington elderly residents to continued for over twenty years with no accountability.

Why is simple: the Washington State Bar Association refused to investigate complaints filed against Lin O’Dell. Washington State Bar Disciplinary Council Linda Eide, Doug Ende and Julie Shankland were all guardian scammers themselves while in private practice.

The Gold Bar Reporter smells a pay off system….

No accountability until Lin O’Dell decided to violate the Gold Bar Reporter’s civil rights, fabricate evidence, lie on official Washington State Bar filings, and after being caught accepting bribes from John E Pennington ( man fired from Snohomish County Emergency Management after he was caught stalking, criminally harassing Gold Bar Reporter right from Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management offices).  Mark Plivilech who lives in Spokane set up a USPS Box # 70 in Duvall Washington for purposes of picking up money drops from the Penningtons’ to fix a case against the Gold Bar Reporter’s news reports on corruption.

What should for our readers is that attorney Lin O’Dell was handpicked as a Washington State Bar Hearing Officer by her co-conspirator and business associate attorney Joseph Nappi Jr ( another attorney associated with the Washington State Bar and Guardian Scam in Spokane County). Joseph Nappi Jr has his own “little RICO” scam of depleting O’Dell’s clients trust accounts after O’Dell’s clients die.

John E. Pennington, Lin O’Dell, Mark Plivilech, and Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) are being sued for racketeering, and soon forgery and fraud.

Instead of prosecuting attorney Lin O’Dell for stealing, embezzling client funds, and money laundering, the Washington State Guardian Board allowed Lin O’Dell to resign, but only after she was caught stealing, perjury, and embezzling million of dollars from Ms. Fowler’s trust accounts.

 

Guardianship Letter Dismissing Complaint 2

Because the Gold Bar Reporter believes that the Washington State Guardian needs a hell of a lot of sunshine for their crimes against our elderly, their names are:

Washington State Certified Professional Guardianship Scammer Board

Revised January 16, 2018
Name Representing Date First
Appointed
Term
Expires
Judge James W. Lawler, Chair Lewis County Superior Court 10/1/09 9/30/18
Comm. Rachelle E. Anderson Spokane County Superior Court 10/1/12 9/30/18
Judge Gayle M. Harthcock Yakima County Superior Court 3/31/15 9/30/18
Comm. Diana L. Kiesel Pierce County Superior Court 10/1/14 9/30/20
Rosslyn Bethmann Senior Interests 10/1/12 9/30/18
Dr. Barbara Cochrane Professor, UW School of Nursing 12/1/10 9/30/19
Annette Cook Adult Protective Services/DSHS 10/1/17 9/30/19
Jerald Fireman Senior Advocate 10/1/16 9/30/19
William Jaback Certified Professional Guardian 10/1/10 9/30/19
Victoria Kesala Washington State Bar Association 12/6/16 9/30/19
Dr. K. Penney Sanders Certified Professional Guardian 10/1/16 9/30/19
Barbara West Washington State Bar Association 3/28/16 9/30/18
Amanda Witthauer Certified Professional Guardian 2/5/15 9/30/20

 

Rachelle Anderson is a Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner, Annette Cook is with Washington Dept of Health and Human Services, Dr. Barbara Cochrane is UW School of Nursing, Commissioner Diana L. Kiesel works for Pierce County,   Judge Gayle M. Harthcock works for Yakima County, and Judge James W. Lawler, Chair works for Lewis County Superior Court, all subject to Washington State’s Public Records Act ( RCW 42.56).

Our readers could learn more about Washington State’s guardian scam by simply requesting access to public email communication.  It’s time the people of Washington State put end to the criminal racketeering gang stealing from our elderly by giving the cockroaches as much sunshine as the Public Records Act allows.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.56

 


Washington State Bar defining RICO, money laundering from client trust accounts, embezzling funds,  and racketeering, Washington State Bar Style 

 

Felice Congalton

Managing Disciplinary Counsel

Washington State Bar Association

1325 4th Avenue, Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98101-2539

 

Dear Felice Congalton,

 

Please consider this letter as a bar complaint against Lin O’Dell, Richard Wallace, Mary Cusack, Bruce Pruitt–Hamm, Jessica Bodey, and Karen Vache’ in setting up a TEDRA agreement and an initial guardianship around ten years ago.

Richard Wallace and Mary Cusack did not have me sign conflict statements even though Cusack supposedly represented my interests during the formation of the Tedra agreement, and Richard Wallace represented by mother during the signing of the second Codicil and second amendment to the Norma Shanks living trust. These were both potential and actual conflicts of interest.    Bruce Pruitt-Hamm, Jessica Bodey, and Karen Vache failed to provide any kind of signed statements for conflicts of interests that were both potential and actual in which they represented me, guardianships, trusts that contained assets intended for me.

Lin O’Dell not only did not present or discuss the conflicts of interest, she failed to prepare any kind of acceptable accounting for over $2 million dollars of the assets of the guardianship and an Idaho trust which she controlled.

This is letter is also a bar complaint against Lin O’Dell for various actions taken by her since then. Through lax accounting, misrepresentations to the court, ethical violations, and outright conversion, it appears that my inheritance has been reduced well in excess of one million dollars.

As a result of her unethical activity, Lin O’Dell has been sanctioned by the Washington State Guardianship Board and the Stevens County Superior Court.  The findings of the Stevens County Court were upheld in the Washington Court of Appeals.  For the past 10 years I have suffered substantial consequences of the actions these attorneys as well as an Idaho attorney named Paula Massey, who represented my deceased brother, Rex Shanks. They first transferred control of the estate away from my mother and I to my brother, Rex who was an alcoholic, and convicted felon.

As can be seen from the following narrative, I have been kept in the dark repeatedly and refused access to documents that would allow me to find out whether I received the portion of the estate to which I was entitled. As the following narrative demonstrates, hundreds of thousands of dollars of assets were spent in a highly questionable fashion without any documentation or balance sheets being produced. In addition, a TEDRA agreement was illegally formed based upon trust documents that were no longer valid and as a result, I was apparently cheated out of over $800,000 in assets.

In the past, I attempted to file bar complaints against Lin O’Dell but those complaints were of a limited nature, because I could not obtain documents which would explain the questionable activities of Lin O’Dell.  The WSBA has refused to perform even a minimal investigation, apparently because she had some kind of special status as a WSBA hearing officer. As a result, I have had to spend thousands of dollars, first in removing her as a guardian, then as a trustee so, she could no longer misappropriate funds that were intended to be distributed to me.

In previous litigation, Lin O’Dell has freely admitted that she refused to allow me access to records, claiming that she was “scared” because knowledge of that information would cause me some kind of unspecified harm.

The present complaint is primarily based upon recently discovered material that I had been denied access to by attorney O’Dell.  This includes information that was submitted April 5, 2016, to Stevens Court in Case No. 06-4-00094-9, that was part of an exhibit list prepared for an appeal that was pending in the third division Case No. 32979-8.  Other recently discovered material had been disclosed to my Idaho Attorneys Michaelina Murphy and Carla Ranum who successfully petitioned the Idaho Courts, Case No. CV-08-0006827 to have Lin O’Dell removed as trustee.  Also included as new are documents from an old divorce file I discovered two years ago that contained the billing records for Bruce Pruitt-Hamm.

You may also find references in this complaint to other misconduct that was referred to in previous bar complaints.  I did this because even though they may have been mentioned before, they were portrayed as isolated incidents, where they are now shown as part of a pattern of misconduct. Incredibly, even after being removed as guardian, trustee, and sanctioned, Lin O’Dell still refuses to provide any kind of accounting/distribution information that would explain how millions of dollars to assets were divided between my brother Rex and I. In the past, the WSBA has assigned my complaints to a special disciplinary counsel, because she was a hearing officer.  She is no longer a hearing officer and can be seen from the following narrative, she was not a hearing officer for most of the periods of time in question, so I request that this grievance not be treated as a grievance against a hearing officer, but as a grievance against an attorney.

Issue 1, Failure to supply conflict statements by Bruce Pruit-Hamm, Lin O’Dell, Jessica Bodey, Karen Vache during the creation of guardianship and the period of time leading up to my mother’s death in 2011.

Originally, I was routinely named as my mother’s power of attorney, controlling her multimillion dollar estate. In addition, I was separately awarded a home in Whitefish Montana that is now valued at over $800,000. Then, through a series of transactions, control of this estate was transferred to my brother Rex, who had both an alcohol and drug problem, and was a convicted felon who had been imprisoned 6 months in Arizona.

On August 8, 2006, I went to Bruce Pruit-Hamm for the purpose of obtaining a divorce from my husband Mark Fowler.  On August 10, 2006, he was already contacting an Idaho attorney Paula Massey, who was an Idaho attorney for my brother Rex Shank. He was also in contact with the Wytychak Elder Law Firm, which was later paid over $16,000 for managing an Idaho trust in my name.

On August 29, 2006, my brother Rex petitioned the Idaho court, through Paula Massey, to have him made guardian of the estate of my mother. I do not believe the fact he did this after his attorney had discussions with my attorney is a coincidence. Rex was appointed as a temporary guardian only on September 5, 2007 in Idaho Case No. CV-06-6619 and immediately paid $1,152.40 for legal services rendered by Bruce Pruit-Hamm in my divorce case.  There was never any discussion nor a conflict statement signed concerning the actual conflict of interest of my mother’s guardianship being used to pay this fee.  Also, there was no discussion about how Rex Shank could make such a payment, when his temporary letters explicitly stated his powers:  “allowed only such access to alleged ward’s assets as is necessary to provide for the alleged Ward’s necessities of Life.” (Emphasis added).

Shortly thereafter, on October 1, 2006, without explaining to me the reason and possible implications and without obtaining a conflict waiver, Pruitt-Hamm petitioned the court to have me put in a guardianship. Although he claims he did this as an “officer of the court”, there was no written explanation of the actual or potential conflict of interest this posed for my interests, especially that of putting my brother in control of my mother’s finances instead of me.  Soon, the court had appointed Karen Vache’ as a GAL who filed a new guardianship action, where Jessica Bodey was appointed as GAL.  Then Bodey and Vache’ recommended that Lin O’Dell be appointed.

At first I was suspicious of the fact that all three of these attorneys were working together in the same office and voiced those concerns to Bodey about this. Bodey claimed that this was no cause for concern because there was no conflict just because three attorneys knew of each other and worked at the same location.

What was not explained to me was that Lin O’Dell and Karen Vache were business partners in a law firm called “Advance Mediation Service, LLC” and would therefore share profits. As far as I remember, this was not disclosed to the court either. This raises the issue as to whether the unnecessary second guardianship action was instituted to hide the conflict that existed between Vache’ and O’Dell.

By January of 2007, I had changed my mind and decided to try and save my marriage. I also made it clear that I did not agree with assessment by Pamela Ridgway, a psychologist who prepared a report recommending guardianship.

In preparing her report to the court, GAL Bodey confirmed that she had consulted other doctors before making her recommendation including Dr. Bot and doctors who had evaluated me for possible social security benefits.  What she did not disclose to the court is that these three other doctors did not recommend a guardianship.

In March of 2007, I reluctantly agreed to the creation of a guardianship, against the recommendation of my counsel at the time, because of assurances by all the other attorneys, Pruitt-Hamm, O’Dell, Vache’, and Bodey, that  the guardianship was designed to help me manage my assets and obtain my fair share of the estate.

Had I been aware of the full nature of the entangling conflicts of interests and alliances that had been formed to put control of the estate in the hands of my convicted felon, alcoholic brother, I would have never gone along with it.

At some point in time after Lin O’Dell became guardian, it was decided to reinstitute the divorce proceedings and obtain another no-contact order against my ex-husband, Mark Fowler.

After my mother died, Lin O’Dell became trustee of the trust created to receive my inheritance. Lin O’Dell was also a Washington limited guardian of my estate as well as a limited guardian of my person. The creation of these legal entities was made because I was easily manipulated financially and therefore she had a fiduciary duty to preserve my portion of the estate and protect my interests.  There was no discussion of there being a potential conflict of interest or actual conflict of interest of representing both me in the divorce, and representing the Washington guardianship and the Idaho trust, nor were any conflict statements signed. Eventually, it was the failure to adequately deal with these conflicts of interest that led to the problems that followed.

Issue #2: Failure to supply conflict statements by Wallace, Cusack, and O’Dell during the Illegal formation of a TEDRA agreement and a RICO enterprise.

One of the first orders of business was for the attorneys to recommend to me the formation of a TEDRA agreement.  This again was portrayed to me as something that was done to help me and help manage my estate. What was not told to me was that this agreement was flawed from the very beginning as it had a fundamental conflict of interest that was not explained to me, and that it was based upon a will and trust agreement that were no longer valid. First, it was arranged that I would be represented by Mary Cusack, but I was not told that she was law partners with Richard Wallace, who represented my mother during the drafting of the second codicil and the second amendment to the Norma Shanks Living trust. Since Wallace would be expected to represent my mother’s interest, this represented a potential conflict of interest and should have had a conflict statement according to In re Marshall 160 Wn.2d 317.

In addition, according to the first amendment to the trust and the first codicil, I was to be favored over my brother in the fact that I would inherit my mother’s home in Whitefish, Montana. In 2015, this home was assessed at over $800,000. Since I was favored, it could have been expected that a makeup for this would appear in the second codicil to the will and the second amendment to the trust.  In addition, there is some evidence in the guardianship record that this second trust was irrevocable.  In her first annual report to the court she reported that the trust was irrevocable, which had to have meant she saw the second amended trust and second codicil because the first amended trust, was not irrevocable, under its own plain language.  That meant the second amended trust, could not be replaced by anything, let alone a TEDRA agreement that was controlled by my alcoholic ex-con brother.

Since Richard Wallace represented my mother, his failure to disclose the conflict of interest represents an actual conflict of interest with respect to his law partner, because by representing the wishes of my mother, it conflicted with my interests irrespective of whether she intended to reduce my role in the estate or not. Thus Wallace and Cusack were in violation of the rules of professional conduct under the RPC as written, or under the more restrictive terms of Marshall.

It was clear, that prior to the TEDRA agreement in 2008, I was favored over my brother.  I had been named power of attorney, and my ex-husband James Evans was personal representative for the first codicil of my mother’s will. Thus, in the second codicil and second trust agreement, my superior interest would have been reflected.   Since the TEDRA agreement was signed, Richard Wallace has refused to release the second amended trust agreement and the second codicil even though he has released all the other wills and trust agreements. Likewise with O’Dell, who was appointed by the courts to protect my interests, allegedly because I was easily manipulated by men (which would include of course, my brother.) Wallace claimed he lost them… and O’Dell also refused to produce them even though she obviously saw them.  Since these documents should have been the ones the Tedra agreement replaced, the fact that both attorneys refuse to produce them is inexcusable especially since the second trust was irrevocable.  If they continue to refuse to produce these documents, the bar should consider it spoliation, and read all inferences against both of them.

Issue #3:  Conversion of horses, paintings, dogs and other items.

This issue involves my ownership of some horses and other items.  There apparently were no papers signed, but I can prove ownership of the horses at that time through the testimony of the person I purchased them from.  In August, 2010, Jimmy Smith who worked for Lin O’Dell, talked me into having two horses “wintered” by some farm in Spokane Valley. I was skeptical of the need for it because I had already wintered the horses myself the previous year.  On October 20, 2010, I checked into a local hospital for severe depression.  At that time two of my dogs had escaped, but the rest were still in the pen. After I wanted to go home, Jimmy Smith and a counselor were insistent on me staying longer, and in return for me staying longer, Jimmy Smith agreed to go take care of the dogs and safeguard my belongings. Some of these included some valuable paintings that were painted by Norma Shank and given to me. Instead of safeguarding the dogs, they were let free, and Smith hired a neighbor to look for them. However, instead of putting me in contact with the man who was supposed to retrieve them, he refused to give the phone number, and as a result, the man was unable to retrieve them. Later when I got out for a brief period, I was able to retrieve one who was a wolf. However, when I was sent to another rehab center, Lin O’Dell gave the wolf away to an outfit that was supposedly a wolf sanctuary. When I returned to my house, it had been ransacked and all the valuable paintings were missing. Later, Jimmy Smith tried to get me to sign papers to give up legal title of the horses. When I refused, I never got an explanation as to what happened to the horses. In later conversations with other people in the town, they said they were told by Lin O’Dell to shoot the dogs if they came across them. I never saw the horses, dogs, paintings ever since. When I asked about the horses, I was told to forget about it as it is “ancient history”.  I understand there is no statute of limitations on a bar complaint.

In her response to the court, (see attached exhibit) she disclaims any responsibility, claiming that the horses were “rescued”, but does not say by who, or under what authority they were transferred to a new owner.  She claims that the property was separate property, which would be consistent with her having Jimmy Smith asking for a release that was never given.  From her report, she obviously knows what happened to the horses, but does not say who or how they were transferred.   She does not explain why the horses were “rescued”, when Jimmy Smith had been tasked with wintering them. When called to task over the rest of the stolen property by the Stevens County Superior Court, she had the audacity to claim that it was my fault that everything was stolen, even though she was paying caregivers such as Jimmy Smith to take care of it, while being paid in amounts that the court characterized as highly excessive.

Issue #4: Improper accounting and conversion of automobile.

On July 12, 2011, a check was written by Rex Shank, from Wells Fargo account No. 426340535, (my deceased mother’s guardianship account), for $7,432 to Paula Fowler. This check was deposited into USB7452 which is my guardianship account that is under Lin O’Dell control. Three days later, on July 15, 2011, Lin O’Dell wrote a check from my guardianship account USB7452, ck #2273   for $7000 To “Bomben Family Trust” which Lin O’Dell endorsed as “Lin O’Dell Trustee”.  I have attached a copy of that check.

I have been in communication with Mr. Craig Bomben, son of Angelo Bomben, about this check which involves an apparent conflict of interest between two trusts that are run by Lin O’Dell.  Lin O’Dell, had been appointed guardian for Craig’s father, Angelo Bomben, on or about July 20, 2010 in case No.10-4-00009-9. Around the end of June 2011, his family discovered money missing from the family trust and traced the shortfall to his guardian, Lin O’Dell.

According to Craig Bomben, the family demanded Lin O’Dell pay back the $7,000 which they believe she had stolen or they were going to the police and file charges and have her disbarred.  According to Craig, the Bomben family gave Lin O’Dell 10 days to have the money put back into the account.

There were no receipts, and no invoices for this transaction stating what it was for. There was no conflict statement in writing, signed by either members of the Bomben family trust or by me showing approval of a transaction in spite of a conflict of interest or possible conflict of interest in the future between the two trusts. While at one point, O’Dell told Joseph Valente, a Stevens County court appointed investigator, the check was for payment of a car, there was no appraisals showing who owned the car and what it was appraised at.

I have never signed a waiver for the conflict of interest between the two guardianship cases and was never counseled as to the advisability of seeking advice from another counsel.

In July of 2013, DMV records show the registered owners were the Guardianship of Paula Fowler and the Guardianship of Ricky Ott.  It was registered that way until March of 2016.  I was never told that I co-owned the car with the Guardianship of Ricky Ray Ott or why it was registered that way. I never signed a conflict statement advising me of the co-ownership with Ricky Ray Ott.

Lin O’Dell violated RCW 11.92.185 which deals with concealed or embezzled property.  She apparently stole from one guardianship account (Angelo Bomben), and when caught, converted funds from my guardianship account to repay the “Bomben Family Trust”. In doing so, Lin O’Dell violated RCW 11.92.040(b): “A guardian must provide identification of all income sources. A guardian must list all expenditures made during the accounting period by categories.” Lin O’Dell did not identify the $7,432 check from my deceased mother’s guardianship account. Lin O’Dell did not list the disbursement of $7,000 to the “Bomben Family Trust”, her former client.

Lin O’Dell also violated the Rules of Professional Conduct. According to RPC 1.7:

(a)  Except as provided in paragraph (b), a lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves

a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if:

    (1)  the representation of one client will be directly adverse to another client; or

    (2)  there is a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited

by the lawyer’s responsibilities to another client, a former client or a third person or by a personal interest of the lawyer.

(b)  Notwithstanding the existence of a concurrent conflict of interest under paragraph (a), a lawyer may represent a client if:

    (1)  the lawyer reasonably believes that the lawyer will be able to provide competent and diligent representation to each affected client;

    (2)  the representation is not prohibited by law;

    (3)  the representation does not involve the assertion of a claim by one client against another client represented by the lawyer in the same litigation or other proceeding before a tribunal; and

    (4)  each affected client gives informed consent, confirmed in writing (following authorization from the other client to make any required disclosures).

According to RPC 1.8: (Conflict of Interest; Specific Rules)

 

(a)  A lawyer shall not enter into a business transaction with a client or knowingly acquire an ownership, possessory, security or other pecuniary interest adverse to a client unless: (1) the transaction and terms on which the lawyer acquires the interest are fair and reasonable to the client and are fully disclosed and transmitted in writing in a manner that can be reasonably understood by the client; (2) the client is advised in writing of the desirability of seeking and is given a reasonable opportunity to seek the advice of an independent lawyer on the transaction; and (3) the client gives informed consent, in a writing signed by the client, to the essential terms of the transaction and the lawyer’s role in the transaction, including whether the lawyer is representing the client in the transaction.

(b)  A lawyer shall not use information relating to representation of a client to the disadvantage of the client unless the client gives informed consent, expect as permitted or required by these Rules.

(c)  A lawyer shall not solicit any substantial gift from a client, including a testamentary gift, or prepare on behalf of the client an instrument giving the lawyer or a person related to the lawyer any substantial gift unless the lawyer or other recipient of the gift is related to the client. For purposes of this paragraph, related persons include spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent or other relative or individual with who the lawyer or the client maintains a close, familial relationship.

(g) A lawyer who represents two or more clients shall not participate in making an aggregate settlement of the claims of or against the clients, or in a criminal case an aggregated agreement as to guilty or nolo contendere pleas, unless each client gives informed consent, confirmed in writing. The lawyer’s disclosure shall include the existence and nature of all the claims or pleas involved and the participation of each person in the settlement.

(h) A lawyer shall not: (1) make an agreement prospectively limiting the lawyer’s liability to a client for malpractice unless permitted by law and the client is independently represented by a lawyer in making the agreement; or (2) settle a claim or potential claim for such liability with an unrepresented client or former client unless that person is advised in writing of the desirability of seeking and is given a reasonable opportunity to seek the advice of an independent lawyer in connection therewith.

(i) A lawyer shall not acquire a proprietary interest in the cause of action or subject matter of litigation the lawyer is conducting for a client, except that the lawyer may: (1) acquire a lien authorized by law to secure the lawyer’s fee or expenses; and (2) contract with a client for a reasonable contingent fee in a civil case.

 

The following standards of the American Bar Association Standards for   Imposing Lawyer Sanctions (“ABA Standard”) are presumptively applicable to this Case.

ABA Guideline Standard 5.1: Failure to Maintain Personal Integrity

 5.11 Disbarment is general appropriate when:

(a) a lawyer engages in serious criminal conduct, a necessary element of which includes intentional interference with the administration of Justice, false swearing, misrepresentation, fraud, extortion, misappropriation, or theft, or the sale, distribution or important of controlled substances; or the intentional killing of another; or an attempt or conspiracy or solicitation of another to commit any of these offenses; or

(b) a lawyer engages in any other intentional conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation that seriously adversely reflects on the lawyer’s fitness to practice.

ABA Guideline Standard 4.3: Failure to Avoid Conflicts of Interest           

 

4.31 Disbarment is generally appropriate when a lawyer, without the informed consent of client(s):

(a) engages in representation of a client knowing that the lawyer’s interest are adverse to the client’s with the intent to benefit the lawyer or another, and causes serious or potentially serious injury to the client;

ABA Guideline Standard 4.1: Failure to preserve the Client’s Property

 

4.11 Disbarment is generally appropriate when a lawyer knowingly converts client property and causes injury or potential injury to a client

 

When Stevens County Superior Court asked for an explanation for this transaction, there was no satisfactory response.  Eventually she was cited for the conflict of interest, but O’Dell never disclosed the improper registration or the allegations of the Bombens.  It was only after I retained a private investigator that the rest of information has come to light.

Issue #5, Retaliation and extortion for reporting improper accounting.

In March of 2013, I had written to the Stevens County Superior Court asking that Lin O’Dell be removed as guardian due her misconduct as a guardian.  I have attached a copy of the letter that I believe was the letter that triggered Stevens County Superior Court to take action.  I waited for months for Stevens County Court to do something.  On or about August 6, of that year I was at my computer and I learned for the first time that a hearing had been scheduled at the very hour I was on my computer.  I got on the phone and immediately informed the court and they decided to reschedule in September.  I later learned that Lin O’Dell was at the hearing and was supposed to have notified me of the hearing. Then, on September 14, 2013, Lin O’Dell and Mark Plivelich showed up at my house.  My ex-husband, James Evans was there, and Mark Plivelich told him personally, how much he would like to own my home—apparently, he considered the property part of  “The Trust”. Lin O’Dell and Mark Plivelich, both were confessing and bragging that they had arranged through the local Northport citizens to have my dogs killed.

Later he witnessed Lin made threats to me that she had intentions of cutting off my TEDRA funds, getting rid of my dogs, change my locks and sell my house in my absence. She was insisting that I leave the state immediately and not attend the continued hearing as a result.  She claimed that Onsight-Insight, my Idaho guardian was insisting that I leave immediately because of a probation requirement, even though earlier I had been given discretion in setting the report date.  I believe that she conspired with Onsight-Insight to prevent me from attending the hearing in retaliation for reporting her.  As will be shown later, this was an attempt to cover up double booking she was starting to engage in because my reporting of her, caught her in the midst of a fraud.

In doing so, Lin O’Dell violated RCW 9A.56.130 which is extortion in the second degree.  That statute defines extortion in the second degree as making an unlawful threat as defined in RCW 9A.04.110(28). Lin O’Dell violated RCW 9A 04 110 (28) because it defines “Threat” as to communicate, directly or indirectly the intent: (b) To cause physical damage to the property of a person other than the actor; or (j) To do any other act which is intended to harm substantially the person threatened or another with respect to his or her health, safety, business, financial condition, or personal relationships.  While the statute makes an exception for someone who reasonably believes that charges should be brought for law violations, it does not include threatening to kill the animals or selling the house.  As a result of Lin O’Dell’s threats, a hearing could not be held on her misconduct as a guardian until December 31, 2013.

The applicable ABA Guidelines Standards: is 5.1 Failure to Maintain Personal Integrity Standard 3.0: the following sanctions are generally appropriate in cases involving commission of a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects, or in cases with conduct involving dishonesty fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. 5.11 Disbarment is generally appropriate when: (a) a lawyer engages in serious criminal conduct, a necessary element of which includes intentional interference with the administration of Justice, false swearing, misrepresentation, fraud, extortion, misappropriation, or theft; or  the sale, distribution or importation of controlled substances; or the intentional killing of another; or an attempt or conspiracy or solicitation of another to commit any of these offenses; or (b) a lawyer engages in any other intentional conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation that seriously adversely reflects on the lawyer’s fitness to practice

Issue #6. Improper accounting and record keeping.

Attached as an exhibit you will find an example of the accounting method used by Lynn O’Dell:

A March 26, 2016, e-mail from the Stevens County Superior Court confirms the type of accounting Lin O’Dell used as a certified guardian of the estate.

Lin O’Dell submitted a box full of “documents” and financial records to support her budget and accounting reports. Some documents were bundled together, nothing labeled or otherwise identified. When the Review Board was unable to match up figures from documents submitted, the Court appointed Investigator/Attorney Joseph Valente as a court appointed investigator.

Lin O’Dell violated RCW 11.92.040: Duties of a guardian or limited   guardian in general: (2) Account shall contain at least the following information:  Identification of property of the guardianship estate as of the date of the last account or, in the case of the initial account, as of the date of inventory; (b) Identification of all additional property received into the guardianship, including income by source; (c) Identification of all expenditures made during the account period by major categories; Lin O’Dell violated RPC 1.15A: Safeguarding Property (c-2): A lawyer must identify, label and appropriately safeguard any property of the clients or third persons other than funds. The lawyer must keep records of such property that identify the property, the client or third person, the date or   receipt and the location of safekeeping. (Safe-Keeping a Box)

Issue #7 Improper Accounting, possible conversion, lack of candor to the court.

These violations are based on the following events: On November 21, 2013, Judge Monasmith signed an “Order to Show Cause” calling for Joseph Valente to investigate possible guardianship violations in my case.  On the basis of this investigation, Lin O’Dell was cited for 13 violations.  According to a statement from Joseph Valente report: “Up until Judge Monasmith   had “Order To Show Cause”, Lin O’Dell has done whatever she wanted without any regard to the authority of the Court.”

Within days, December 12, 2013 Lin O’Dell submitted “Amended” yearly accountings. Through recently discovered accounting records, submitted April 5, 2016 (SUB127), the Stevens County Court Clerk organized the files and records and prepared Exhibit List for the Court of Appeals case No. 32979-8 on April 5th, 2016 (Sub 127).  I learned of these records shortly thereafter. I compared those records which bank records I independently obtained from US Bank and found out that Lin O’Dell’s amended accounting submitted into court file is misleading and not accurate.

The records from US Bank account USB7452 (guardianship account) shows the actual Income and Disbursements which are one-hundred percent different than what Lin O’Dell submitted. I have attached (3-years) to show the difference in what Lin O’Dell submitted to the courts and what the USB7452 show:   3/6/2011 to 3/5/2012 Lin O’Dell   Amended accounting: Income $0 Disbursements $99,129.76.  (I only have 9-months   March, April and May missing) USB7452 (guardianship account) 9-months:   Income $94,220.35, Disbursements $93,718.03.  3/6/2012 to 3/5/2013 Lin O’Dell   Amended accounting: Income $.35, 3/6/2012 to 3/5/2013 guardianship account   USB7452 confirms: Income $142,718.19, Disbursements $120,038.45. 3/6/2013 to 11/30/2013 Lin O’Dell Amended accounting: $0.00, Disbursements $.0.00

Guardianship account USB7452 confirms: Income $66,000.00, Disbursements   $114,402.13. Lin O’Dell violated RPC 3.3: (a) A lawyer shall not knowingly (1) make a false statement of fact or law to a tribunal or fail to correct a false statement of material fact or law previously made to the tribunal or fail to correct a false statement of material fact or law previously made to the tribunal by the lawyer (4) offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be false. (b) The duties stated in paragraph (a) continue to the conclusion of the proceeding. (c) If the lawyer has offered material evidence and comes to know of its falsity, the lawyer shall promptly disclose this fact to the tribunal unless such disclosure is prohibited by Rule 1.6 (d) If the lawyer has offered material evidence and comes to know of its falsity and disclosure of this fact is prohibited by Rule 1.6, the lawyer shall promptly make reasonable efforts to convince the client to consent to disclosure. 

Lin O’Dell has never given me receipts or invoices for anything—-Lin O’Dell just makes statements (full of misrepresentations) and has continually refused to give me proof of where my funds have been disbursed to under her control.  I have e-mails from April 1, 2015 asking Lin O’Dell for accounting records and proof of my estate assets. Lin O’Dell has continually given the same response: “I am not going to spend additional funds for records you have already been given.”  Although I have asked many times—-To this day, Lin O’Dell has not given me supporting documents to confirm income and or disbursements when she has had total control of my money.  Yet, Lin O’Dell was paying herself thousands of dollars monthly for being a Washington limited guardian of estate and for trustee fees which the Steven County Superior Court ruled were, in many cases, highly excessive. Within days of Joseph Valente being appointed to investigate, Lin O’Dell 12/10/2013 filed a declaration on 12/10/2013:  SUB #78, (page 7   line 9-10) she admitted “I did not send Paula her financial statements because I was scared of her safety.” and (page 8 line 5-6) “As I stated in court, I did not send Paula copies of the 2012 and 2013 annual report.”

Also, according to Valente’s report, O’Dell had a double booking system of accounting making it impossible to follow the money trail.  She would enter income and assets into the trust account while simultaneously entering into the same identical information into the guardianship account, even though under Washington law they were two separate entities. The money was never withdrawn or deposited in the trust account leading the investigator to speculate that she was anticipating criticism from the court for maintaining the guardianship when it was duplicating and charging fees for work that was already being accomplished in the redundant Idaho guardianship.  Her final accounting for the guardianship account claimed that she was not charging anything in fees for the guardianship.  However, in spite of these assurances, records from the trust account show she actually paid herself $3,623.75 in guardianship fees without court approval as required.

Lin O’Dell violated RPC 4.1:   Truthfulness in Statements to Others In the course of representing a client shall not knowingly (a) Make a false statement of material fact to a third person.

The following standards of the American Bar Association Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions (“ABA Standards”) are presumptively applicable to this case.

ABA Guideline Standards 6.1 False Statements, Fraud, and Misrepresentation. 6.1 is generally applicable to case involving conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice or that involves dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation to a court. Disbarment is generally appropriate when a lawyer engages in conduct intended to deceive a court or make false statement, submits a false document or improperly withholds material information and causes injury or potentially serious injury to a party. Given the damages to the system and ongoing misrepresenting the facts to the court, the presumptive standard for the attorney who misled the court is disbarment

6.11   Disbarment is generally appropriate when a lawyer, with the intent to deceive the court, makes false statement, submits a false document, or improperly withholds material information, and causes serious or potentially serious injury to a party, or causes a significant or potentially significant adverse effect on the legal proceeding

ABA Guidelines Standards 4.1 Failure to Preserve the Clients Property. Absent aggravating or mitigating circumstances, upon application of the factors set out in 3.0, the following sanctions are generally appropriate in cases involving the failure to preserve client’s property:  4.11 Disbarment is generally appropriate when a lawyer knowingly converts client property and causes injury or potential injury to a client. 

Issue #8 Violation of guardianship rules, extortion, and formation of a RICO enterprise.

EXHIBIT 3 is a September 13, 2016 the CPG Board Agreement regarding discipline and stipulated findings against Lin O’Dell.  Lin O’Dell was cited on twelve violations of the Standard of Practice Regulations: 401.1, 401.3, 401.5, 404.1, 404.3, 404.4, 409.1, 411.1, 411.3,—former SOP 401.15, 401.16,  RCW 11.92.043 (3), and disciplinary regulation 514.4.  This, report revealed new information never disclosed to the WSBA:  Lin O’Dell admitted Mark Plivelich was her husband and used him to perform work on my case.

Mark Plivelich is a felon, having been convicted of First Degree Manslaughter. As seen above, Lin O’Dell has used Mark Plivelich services and paid him as a care-manger to be her enforcer to intimidate and make threats to her clients. I was and currently still am afraid of Lin O’Dell’s and Mark Plivelich’s threats. Spokane County property records confirm: Lin O’Dell was guardian for another client, Harry Highland, she purchased it for $15,000 when it had been assessed at $240,000 is currently living in her past clients home in Cheney, WA.  I have been afraid, because of Mark Plivelich’s and Lin O’Dell’s threats, that she would do the same to me.

Issue #9: Improper accounting and conversion of assets prior to and during probate of Norma Shanks.

I have never been given an inventory list of assets my mother had at time of death, which included:  I have the original copy of my mother’s life insurance, whose cash value on January 23, 2002 was $190,471.24.  There was another life insurance policy that was cashed out in 2009, while my mother was under guardianship. I have never been shown the amount of disbursement and to what account the life insurance was deposited.

My mother’s house in Post Falls was sold, December 8, 2011 for $106,250.00.  When asked about the proceeds I was told there were so many deductions that I may have gotten between $7,500 and 10,000—never given any proof—-just Lin O’Dell making a statement never supported by any evidence.

My mother had millions in stocks and bonds. Within the last few weeks through my Idaho attorneys I have discovered several bank transactions at the time of Norma Shank death (2 out of 9 bank accounts) my attorneys have discovered 103K missing that should have been deposited into my account upon death of my mother—Lin O’Dell explanation—-There was a loss in the market value – no supporting evidence— just Lin O’Dell making a statement.

I have the Idaho Guardianship/Conservatorship accounting from Norma Shank Case No. CV-06- 6619, which yearly I was receiving gifts from Norma Shank Trust, being deposited directly into either Lin O’Dell personal account or USB7452 guardianship account much of it after the letters of guardianship had expired and had not been renewed.

Issue #10 – Commingling funds from client trust accounts to personal account of attorney

According to guardianship accounting 3/2007 to 3/2008) which was filed with the court on March 21, 1008, on page 4, Lin O’Dell made a statement “I deposited the entire yearly trust deposit into my account because Paula was calling me daily wanting more money.” (Emphasis added). Violated RPC 1.15 (c) A lawyer must hold property of clients and third persons separate from the lawyer’s own property. 

Issue #11 – Improper accounting prior to probate, conversion, conspiracy, formation of RICO enterprise, bribery.

I have requested from Lin O’Dell confirmation for payment $250,000 Rex Shank had borrowed from our mother, Norma Shank to purchase one-half of the Hunters Restaurant in Post Falls, this transaction was done just months before he filed for guardianship/conservatorship of our mother, Norma Shank, with a estate worth millions.  Lin O’Dell has refused to furnish me with any financial documents regarding the payment status of the loan Rex Shank had between my mother, Norma Shank and myself.

As to the $250,000 lent to my brother, after being given only $1000 of the payments that were promised, there was never any explanation why the payment stopped or what happened to the other $3000 per month he was supposed to have been paying.

Lin O’Dell now claims she has no records because Rex controlled the estate.  She also gives the same excuse for the failure to account for the life insurance policies. However, she is a Washington practicing attorney who established a guardianship specifically because I was easily manipulated by men, which presumably would include my brother Rex. At a minimum she should have made inquiries and obtained records to show I was not being taken advantage of.  Her failure to produce these records is inexcusable, and, like before, the WSBA should consider the refusal to turn these records over as spoliation.

 

Issue #12 – Refusal to turn over records.

E-mails confirm I have asked Lin O’Dell for years to sign a release authorization directing Les Anderson, CPA, Post Falls, Idaho to release financial records.  Mr. Anderson was my Mother’s CPA for years and through her death.  These documents would prove the assets my mother held at the time of her death.  Lin O’Dell has refused usually claiming she has no authority to control Mr. Anderson because Rex was conservator/guardian and Wells Fargo/trustee of that trust not her.  However, she is a practicing Washington attorney who had a fiduciary responsibility to preserve the estate.  She cannot have it both ways.  If she in fact did not have direct access to Anderson’s records, then why did she not use her skills as an attorney to force their release, as she had a right to preserve the estate of the guardianship?

In refusing to do so, Lin O’Dell violated RPC 1.15A:  Safeguarding Property (c- 2):   A lawyer must identify, label and appropriately safeguard any property of clients or third persons other than funds. The lawyer must keep records of such property that identify the property, the client or third person, the date of receipt and the location of safekeeping. The lawyer must preserve the records for seven years after return of the property.  (e) A lawyer must promptly provide an accounting to a client or third person after distribution of property or upon request.

Issue #13, apparent conversion of funds.

Lin O’Dell declaration SUB 78, submitted December 10, 2013 into court record case contained several false statements including, page 4 line 24-25, where O’Dell stated “Every time the (trust) disbursed money to Paula as a gift they needed to transfer equal amount to Rex Shank.” This statement is another misrepresentation to the court, showing a complete lack of candor. Idaho conservatorship accounting 10/2007 through 10/2008 listed that Rex Shank was gifted $199,427.69—-Paula Fowler gifted $24,200– As my guardian, Lin O’Dell had a duty to protect all assets—these large trust funds being disbursed were not Rex Shank funds they were my mother’s and Lin O’Dell, as guardian of estate, had a duty to look into these transactions.

On April 18, 2011 (one-month prior to Norma Shank death 5/30/2011)  Idaho Judge Clark Peterson called a Status Conference to address issues why the $73,000 gifted to  Rex Shank and $43,000 gifted was Paula Fowler from the Norma Shank Trust (without court approval).  Attorney Pamela Massey had same comment Lin O’Dell stated in her declaration.  “Rex Shank gifted yearly amounts between himself and his sister Paula Fowler.  Gifting will remain at $13,000 per person limit per year.”  Never explained was why these amounts were unequal.  Also unexplained is why the TEDRA Agreement called for Paula to receive $2000.00 per month, yet the accounting records show that Paula never received anywhere near this amount.  These gifts don’t appear equal as Lin O’Dell stated in her declaration.

Also unexplained is why Idaho Judge Clark Peterson was allowed to sit on the case, when he had received at least $5000 from my guardianship account without court approval when he represented my ex-husband Mark Fowler in criminal charges in 2008. Lin O’Dell violated RPC 3.3  (a) A lawyer shall  not:  (1) make a false statement of fact or law to a or fail to correct a false  statement of material fact or law previously made to the tribunal by the lawyer;

Recently discovered accounting records submitted to Stevens Court, by Lin O’Dell in an unorganized box. The court clerk attempted to organize the box. Exhibits submitted for the Court of Appeals use shows several unexplained transactions:

8/31/2012 ATM SAVING WITHDRAWAL $ 8,649.37,

11/14/2012 ATM SAVING WITHDRAWALS, $2604.25

12/31/2012 ATM WITHDRAWAL   1,177.56

Total of $12,431.56 CASH taken by Lin O’Dell No-Receipts or Invoices.

USB7452 guardianship account confirmed:  2/6/2012 Customer Withdrawal $1,000,

2/21/2012 ck#2405 CASH $500,

9/13/2013 Customer Withdrawal $500.  This has all the appearances of unlawful conversion of property and if so, Lin O’Dell violated RCW 11.92.185:  Concealed or Embezzled property

Issue #15 – Misrepresentations as to the scope of her authority.

Lin O’Dell has continued to make misrepresentations to the courts.   July 26, 2016 letter from Lin O’Dell Attorney Katherine Coyle confirms, Lin O’Dell is telling my Attorney to correct the TEDRA document to show Lin O’Dell was appointed Full Guardian of the Estate.  When my attorney requested the order of Lin O’Dell appointment of full Guardian of Estate—-Lin O’Dell changed Attorneys. A copy of Appeal No. 32979-8-lll is attached resulting in Lin O’Dell losing her appeal against myself and attorney Joseph Valente.

In this regard, O’Dell has been joined in this misrepresentation by Cusack, who likewise made the misrepresentation to Washington courts that O’Dell was a full instead of limited guardian.  Please consider this as part of the bar complaint against her.

One of the things O’Dell was cited for in the Stevens County action was for continually misrepresenting the scope of her guardianship to others, including the court, and misusing her limited authority to take actions that exceeded her authority.  Incredibly, even after being sanctioned by the court and losing on the appeal, she continues to misrepresent the scope of her authority, so she can again perform a fraud on the court.

Issue #16 – Failure to supervise and conduct background checks for her staff:

Lin O’Dell violated RPC 5.3:

With respect to a non-lawyer employed or retained by or associated with a lawyer: (a) a partner, and a lawyer who individually or together with other lawyers possesses comparable managerial authority in a law firm shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the firm has effect measures giving reasonable assurance that the person’s conduct is compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer; Lin O’Dell on 10/18/2013 signed a blank guardianship check—-gave it to her felon husband—top of check has Mark Plivelich driver’s license number, PLIVEMD475LB, ex 6/2/2017.

Lin O’Dell, an attorney, giving a blank check from my guardianship account is not the conduct that is compatible with the professional obligations of a lawyer.  Lin O’Dell has violated RPC 5.3 (b) a lawyer having direct supervisory authority over the non-lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the persons conduct is compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer; and (c) a lawyer shall be responsible for conduct of such a person that would be a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct if engaged in by a lawyer if: (1) the lawyer orders or, with the knowledge of the specific conduct, ratifies the conduct involved; or (b) a lawyer having direct supervisory authority over the non-lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the persons conduct is compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer; and (c) a lawyer shall be responsible for conduct of such a person that would be a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct if engaged in by a lawyer if: (1) the lawyer orders or, with the knowledge of the specific conduct, ratifies the conduct involved; or (2) the lawyer is a partner or has comparable managerial authority in the law firm in which the person is employed, or has direct supervisory authority over the person, and knows   of the conduct at a time when its consequences can be avoided or mitigated but fails to take reasonable remedial action.

 

With regard to her husband, Lin O’Dell violated RPC 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others:  In the course of representing a client, a lawyer shall not knowingly (a) make a false statement of material fact or law to a third person; Lin O’Dell made a statement in the CPG Discipline and Stipulated Finding, she had employed Mark Plivelich for about a year.

The Guardianship account, USB7452 confirmed she had paid Mark Plivelich or his business starting 7/15/2011 through  10/18/2013 this appears to be 2-years and 3-months.

Checks from my USB7452 guardianship account, written by Lin O’Dell to “Felon”  Mark Plivelich and “Complete Estate Services include: Mark Plivelich   7/15/2011 $135.04, Mark Plivelich  5/19/2012  $885.96,   “Complete EstateServices” 7/1/2012 82.22,    “Complete EstateServices”  7/12/2012  115.00  “Complete Estate Services” 7/30/2012 “Complete Estate Services” $312.75,   “Complete Estate Services” 4/19/2013 $1,443.15, 10/18/2013  blank check written by Lin O’Dell /Mark Plivelich driver’s License top of check $107.02

I was never made aware of the fact that Mark Plivelich was her husband, nor that she had formed a partnership with her husband to form Complete Estate services. I was never informed of his felony conviction for manslaughter.

When questioned by the guardianship board on her hiring of her husband which was forbidden under Washington law because of his felony conviction, she simply stated that because the conviction was over 30 years old, she thought it didn’t count.

Yet court records confirmed that her husband was convicted for shooting a friend in the head at point blank range with his gun.  He was only convicted of manslaughter because he claimed to the court at the time he was drunk and didn’t know what he was doing. As stated above, O’Dell uses her husband as an enforcer for her enterprise, so his conviction is highly relevant, no matter how long ago it happened.

The following standards of the American Bar Association Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions (“ABA Standards”) are presumptively applicable to this case

ABA Guidelines Standards:   5.1 Failure to Maintain Personal Integrity                5.1 Standard 3.0, the following sanctions are generally appropriate in cases involving commission of a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects, or in cases with conduct involving dishonesty fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. 5.11 Disbarment is generally appropriate when: (a) a lawyer engages in serious criminal conduct, a necessary element of which includes intentional interference with the administration of Justice, false swearing, misrepresentation, fraud, extortion, misappropriation, or theft; or  the sale, distribution or importation of controlled substances; or the intentional killing of another; or an attempt or conspiracy or solicitation of another to commit any of these offenses; or (b) a lawyer engages in any other intentional conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation that seriously adversely reflects on the lawyer’s fitness to practice.

Issue 17  Lin O’Dell NEVER filed a petition to present accounting receipts, investments, expenditures before closing Guardian of Estate.

According to RCW 11.92.053:

Settlement of estate upon termination.

Within ninety days, unless the court orders a different deadline for good cause, after the termination of a guardianship for any reason, the guardian or limited guardian of the estate shall petition the court for an order settling his or her account as filed in accordance with RCW 11.92.040(2) with regard to any receipts, expenditures, and investments made and acts done by the guardian to the date of the termination. Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall set a date for the hearing of the petition after notice has been given in accordance with RCW 11.88.040. Any person interested may file objections to the petition or may appear at the time and place fixed for the hearing thereof and present his or her objections thereto. The court may take such testimony as it deems proper or necessary to determine whether an order settling the account should be issued and the transactions of the guardian be approved, and the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to review the report.

At the hearing on the petition of the guardian or limited guardian, if the court is satisfied that the actions of the guardian or limited guardian have been proper, and that the guardian has in all respects discharged his or her trust with relation to the receipts, expenditures, investments, and acts, then, in such event, the court shall enter an order approving the account, and the order shall be final and binding upon the incapacitated person, subject only to the right of appeal as upon a final order. However, within one year after the incompetent attains his or her majority any such account may be challenged by the incapacitated person on the ground of fraud  Conclusion.

On the basis of the above charges, I am requesting that the WSBA investigate and charge Lin O’Dell for the above ethical violations and recommend disbarment with restitution.

 

 


 

Gold Bar Reporter’s Commentary


The Washington State Bar’s turning a blind eye to thief and attorney Lin O’Dell’s criminal conduct as outlined below illustrates just how far the corruption in Washington State’s Bar Association has reached, extending up through our State Supreme Court  as well.

Interesting to note for my readers that the Washington State Bar President Robyn Haynes was arrested last year for theft of client funds.

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The WSBA tipped off WSBA President Robyn Haynes to resign prior to criminal charges filed, resigned June 21, 2017, as the president of the Washington State Bar Association.

 

A search warrant retained evidence supporting three counts of second-degree theft based on her previous employment with the Spokane Valley law firm McNeice Wheeler and her earlier employment at Witherspoon Kelley in Spokane.

 

The Washington State Bar has yet to take a single disciplinary action against Robyn Haynes for theft.

Below is an article written about how Lin O’Dell is using a convicted killer named Mark Plivilech to harass, steal, misuse credit information, and SSA information to funnel clients trust and public monies to their personal accounts.

 


 

How Guardians from the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Officers

are given a license to steal from Washington State’s most vulnerable adults


Forward:

When lawyers steal from their clients, It’s We the taxpayers that end up paying the bill.

Attorney Lin ( Linda) O’Dell ( aka Worthington), an attorney handpicked by the Washington State Bar Association  (WSBA) Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) to hear complaints filed against lawyers by clients ( non clients should have no forum) uses a convicted killer named Mark Plivilech to intimidate vulnerable adults, while she uses WSBA influence to continue stealing and depleting elderly clients trusts.

But O’Dell doesn’t do this alone, she gets a pass from the WSBA ODC.

Once Lin O’Dell and other attorneys involved in the same conduct as stated herein deplete the clients’ trust accounts, they place the client on Medicare and/or on the Medicaid system.

Our elderly deserve to die with dignity, and without the elite few WSBA members associated with the Office of Disciplinary Council and WSBA Boards lining their pockets with the gold of others, stealing with the assistance of a few Commissioners’ and Judges, at the expense of the United States taxpayers.

We have drafted a “Brady List” of Judges, Commissioners, and attorneys we know are involved in criminal conduct as outlined herein and will be posting names soon to our “ Brady List.”

Sadly, attorney Spokane attorney Lin O’Dell is not the exception, but she is part of the Racketeering scandal exposed over the past year involving what we call the center of the rotten onion, the WSBA ODC.

Onion

The WSBA ODC is using police officers, attorneys and judges to trump up criminal charges on honest hard working citizens and attorneys who speak out against corrupt government officials, and we ( Americans) must do everything in our power to peacefully and legally stop them. Their actions of going after honest lawyers and whistleblowers who attempt to expose corrupt judges, attorneys and police officers stifles our free market economy, and as in my case, violates Sherman Antitrust laws.

We the people are the checks and balances to an honest and clean government. As a person who grew up with two activist parents, who were no parents of the year by any stretch of the truth, I was brought up to believe there is no greater sacrifice or greater good on Mother Earth then helping the sick, elderly, abused, exposing corrupt government officials, and helping the wrongfully convicted. I value the First Amendment to US Constitution as the greatest gift Thomas Jefferson’s gave to America, more valuable than a Bar license.


 

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

 

Attorney Lin O’Dell, a thief, an attorney, a nurse, and a guardian  

Washington State Bar (WSBA) Disciplinary Hearing Officer Lin (Linda) O’Dell (aka Worthington) is stealing from Washington State vulnerable adults, manly over the age of 60, and being aided by the WSBA’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) members, Scott Busby and Linda Eide, and her partner, a convicted killer named Mark Plivilech ( Spokane).

Attorney Lin O’Dell’s Linked In page:

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Attorney Lin O’ Dell brags about her days as an administrative hearing officer for the Department of Health, she worked as a nurse and is now a guardian overseeing elderly clients trust accounts.

Lin O’Dell is not licensed in Idaho, only Washington. A relevant issue discussed later.

Does being a nurse or a guardian, especially one that has never engaged in the practice of law constitute qualifications under the WSBA guidelines for hearing officers?

Simply put, no.  I ‘ve researched the WBSA rules on appointing hearings officers and discovered that in order for the WSBA member to be appointed as a hearing officer one must have been engaged in the practice of law.  Here, Ms. O’ Dell appears to be the exception to this rule, since she never practiced law.

This begs the question on who appointed an unqualified attorney to hear issues relating to violation by WSBA members?

According to the WSBA public records officer, Ms. O’Dell was handpicked by another shyster from Spokane, attorney Joseph Nappi Jr. Mr. Nappi’s investigative file and his cash only deals with clients will be discussed in another investigative blog coming soon.


Attorney Lin O’Dell, using convicted killer Mark Plivilech to intimidate elderly vulnerable clients 

Now, on its face this may not seem too bad in the scheme of things, but lets add in this bit of facts.  Lin O’Dell’s background was searched extensively, and what we yielded was that she shacked up with a convicted killer named Mark Plivilech and extensive IRS and other financial problems.  YES our readers are reading this correctly; WSBA attorney and hearing officer Lin O’Dell’s partner of choice is a convicted killer.

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If a WSBA hearing officer having a convicted killer as her partner of choice doesn’t sound bad enough, hold onto your seats because we have some more wonderful news.

According to internal court declarations and an extensive background check our investigators ran on Mark Plivilech, Lin O’Dell acting as a guardian for elderly vulnerable adults – many bed ridden elderly Americans- listed killer Mark Plivilech as a “case manager” on twenty (22) of her elderly clients’ accounts.

Once I learned that a convicted killer was acting as a case manager on vulnerable adults accounts, I called the Washington State Attorney General’s Office asking one simple question ” Can a convicted killer serve as a case manager on vulnerable or elderly Washingtonians trust account s or as a guardian ad litem?”

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office started laughing, for which I said  ” No, I am serious.”  The phone became silent for a minute and the attorney general said ” NO, absolutely not !” very loudly.


Attorney Lin O’Dell has stolen  $3,000,000.00 + from the Shank Trust Account, and was caught forging documents

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Court documents show that at the time of Norma Shank’s death, The Shank Trust had almost $4,000,000.00, at the end of 2011.

Paula Fowler is from Idaho, and how and why she came into contact with a thief and attorney named Lin O’ Dell can best be described by one of her closest friends who said ” Paula went into Colville attorney Pruitt Hamm’s office for a divorce, and came out with as a guardian ward. But not before Pruitt Hamm made exparte contacts with Lin O’Dell’s attorney in Idaho, Pamela Massey. Soon thereafter, Massey and O’Dell forged documents claiming that  Ms. Fowler’s mother, Norma Shank, had revoked the first Shank Will written in 2000, and only after Norma Shank was diagnosed with dementia, did this new Will appear with the assistance of attorney Lin O’Dell, attorney Richard Wallace, and Idaho attorney Paula Massey.”

We reviewed the both Wills and believe all attorneys involved should be charged with criminal Racketeering as the Will’s metadata has been stripped ( to hide when and who wrote it)


Exploiting and stealing from our elderly vulnerable adults

The only living Will of Norma Shank was signed in 2000, leaving her entire estate worth well over $5,000,000.00 to Paula Fowler, with no trust. No trust until after Paula Fowler went into attorney Pruitt Hamm’s office for a divorce and came as a guardian of Lin O’Dell, and only after attorney Pruitt Hamm made phone calls to an attorney from Idaho named Pamela Massey. An attorney hired by Lin O’Dell to help siphon elderly and vulnerable clients trust accounts through nursing homes in Spokane and drug rehab centers in Idaho.

Attorney Pamela Massey and Lin O’Dell were contacted for comment. As of today, both have refused.

According to attorney Pruitt Hamm’s attorney bills in the Fowler matter; no sooner did Paula Fowler leave Pruitt’s office seeking a divorce, Pruitt Hamm was on the phone with Idaho attorney Pamela Massey ( an Idaho attorney who represents Lin O’Dell).  Once Pruitt Hamm learned that Paula Fowler was worth well over $5,000,000.00, he conspired with attorney Lin O’Dell and Pamela Massey to steal from a vulnerable adult.

Over the last three years, attorneys Lin O’Dell and Pamela Massey have stolen over $3,000,000.00 + from Paula Fowler, but not without the assistance of the Washington State Bar lead counsel Linda Eide.


Lin O’Dell forging documents, and has stolen over $3,000,000.00 +, but Lin O’Dell did not act alone

Court records from Pamela Massey’s Office in Idaho confirm that Lin O’Dell depleted non-Washington resident Paula Fowler’s trust accounts ( known as a Shank Trust, Wells Fargo, Idaho) to provide ” legal fees, at legal representation.”

There’s only problem for attorney Lin O’Dell, she is not an Idaho attorney.  Our counsel said ” a non attorney cannot provide legal representation without a license.”

From records we retrieved from Stevens County Court, in December 2011, the Shank Trust had $3,900,000.00 plus dollars in the account with no forensic accounting ever given to Ms. Fowler or the Court, even though Lin O’Dell was ORDERED to provide such documents to the Court by. A court order  Ms. O’Dell continues to thumb her nose at, while she continues to steal from Ms. Fowler but not without the assistance of the Washington State Bar lead counsel Linda Eide.


Lin O’Dell stealing Ms. Fowler’s assets, using convicted killer to intimidate Ms. Fowler

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As we correctly stated, attorney Lin O’Dell is crossing state lines, from Washington to Idaho, using her convicted killer Mark Plivilech to steal and threaten vulnerable clients.

As the alleged “trustee” Lin O’Dell is supposed to be paying Paula Fowler’s bills, housing, car, and food.

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For nearly four months in early 2014, Lin O’Dell refused to provide basic shelter for Ms. Fowler ( as the Shank Trust mandates) leaving Ms. Fowler living in a truck at a truck stop.

Imagine your parents leave you a $5,000,000.00 trust, and the alleged trustee refuses to provide you shelter, leaving you homeless, because several outstanding members of the Washington State Bar forged documents and stole millions, what would you do?

File WSBA complaints for fraud and theft?  And that’s exactly what Paula Fowler did, and who received that WSBA complaints was WSBA lead counsel Linda Eide.  Ms. Eide’s criminal conduct as exposed by attorney Robert Grunstein was exposed in his book ” Vendetta” and will be discussed in detail in another investigative blog coming soon.

Linda Eide’s criminal conduct against the Gold Bar Reporter will be discussed at length in my book ” No sunshine where the cockroaches roam” in my last chapter ( still being written) ” Reforming the Washington State Bar, taking politics out of the practice of law.”



Judge Patrick Monasmith, a man with integrity, orders court officer Joseph Valente to investigate attorney Lin O’Dell

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Court mandated investigator Joseph Valente findings against attorney Lin O’Dell

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Just to make sure our readers understand fully what’s going on here, see above. Lin O’Dell tells the Court that Paula Fowler needs a guardian because she has an abusive ex-husband who controls her, but then writes a check to attorney Clark Peterson ( now Judge Clark Peterson, Idaho),  to defend Ms. Fowler’s soon to be ex-husband in a criminal felony vulnerable adult charge filed in Idaho for abusing Paula Fowler’s ( nee Shank) mother Norma Shank.

But hold onto your seats because it’s much better – if you can believe it !

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Not only did attorney Lin O’Dell write a check to Ms. Fowler’s soon to be ex-husband’s private attorney to defend against criminal felony charges for elder abuse of Ms. Fowler’s mother ( the one who started the 5 Million dollar trust for Paula Fowler also known as Shank Trust ), but Lin O’Dell uses Norma Shank’s trust account to write a $5000.00 check to attorney Clark Peterson, Idaho, and $250.00 to attorney Dick Sayre ( for a consultation, pretty harmless on Sayre’s and Peterson’s part more likely than not) to defend the man who was just charged with felony elderly abuse.

We’re not sure about our readers, but we’re just not sure how paying an Idaho attorney to defend against elder abuse of Paula Fowler’s mother, Norma Shank, benefited the Norma Shank Trust.  But if our readers have any idea, please email those to us at GoldBarReporter@Comcast.net

Imagine someone steals from you and then having the court order you to pay for the defendant’s criminal defense counsel. With no surprise this is exactly what attorney Lin O’Dell did in this matter.


Lin O’Dell, a criminal with a license to steal, a stellar example in favor of reforming the WSBA

Ex-Husbands Statement

The fact that Lin O’Dell and killer Mark Plivilech were using a USPS Post Office Box in Duvall Washington to accept financial pay offs from Snohomish County’s bum who killed 43 Oso residents, John E. Pennington, and his convicted bank frauding wife Crystal Hill ( nee Berg, bank fraud 2005), is coming to a US Federal Court soon.   

Thank you retired USPS Postmaster, you’re a fine lady

 

 

Accounting records recently discovered, due to Commissioner Monica Wasson Ruling:  “To submit 3-3inch binder of records Attorney/Inspector Joseph Valente used for preparing his report.”.  EXHIBIT LIST from Steven Court SUB # 127 submitted  into the COA No. 329798.

Exhibits 1 -9 prove  Lin O’Dell Violations of: 409.1:   The guardian shall assure competent management of the property and income of the estate.  In the discharge of this duty, the guardian shall exercise the highest level of fiduciary responsibility, intelligence, prudence, and diligence and avoid any self iinterest.  The management of the estate shall be documented by means of accurate and complete records of all transaction

EXHIBIT 1:  3/25/2016 E-Mail from Patty Chester/Stevens County Clerk stating: Lin O’Dell putting my accounting records in a box, nothing identified, nothing labeled.

EXHIBIT 2 showing Lin O’Dell CASH ATM WITHDRAWALS/No receipts. I attached bank statement proving No documentation of what bank account Lin O’Dell took the $12,431.17 CASH ATM WITHDRAWALS  (1-year)    12,541.17 CASH disbursement never reported on yearly accounting.  No receipts.
EXHIBIT 2:  Income/Expenses  Yearly CASH  $12,431.17
8/31/2012   Saving-ATM   ATM WITHDRAWAL  $8,649.37
11/14/2012  Saving-ATM   ATM WITHDRAWAL     2,60422
12/31/2012  Saving-ATM   ATM WITHDRAWAL     1,177.58

EXHIBIT 3: 3/5/2012  Lin O’Dell Bank account BALANCE  $10,487.69  (Misrepresented FACTS):  3/5/2012  USB7452 CPG bank account statement shows BALANCE $18,465.48.  Where is the difference of  $7,977.70  between the Balance Lin O’Dell claiming and the actual USB7452 bank statements confirm

Bank Statements from USB9452 guardianship account showing CUSTOMER WITHDRAWALS and check for CASH.  No receipts.
EXHIBIT 4:  2/6/2012  Customer Withdrawal 1,000.00
2/21/2012  ck # 2405  CASH             500.00   written & endorsed by Lin O’Dell
9/13/2012  Customer Withdrawal  500.00

Guardianship Profit & Loss March through October 2013  showing Funds disbursed for a BOND—Lin O’Dell although Bond ORDERED by Judge Monasmith–Attorney Joseph Valente report confirms No-Bond was ever gotten.
EXHIBIT  5:   2013 Accounting shows payment for:  BOND Premium  $200.00   Yet No Bond,  No Receipt

Letter written by Lin O’Dell stating where she spent $12,625.00 of my guardianship funds for Shauna, Jimmy and herself.  Yet there is only one check  for the year written to Jimmy & Shauna Moving/More was for  $1,303.56 .  What happened to the remaining  $11,321.44 ?  No receipts, never reported on yearly guardianship accounting.
EXHIBIT 6:  1/11/2011  Letter I received from Lin O’Dell giving me details of my guardian funds being spent  $12,625.00—No receipts, just Lin O’Dell WORD.

EXHIBIT  7: 12/9/2013  Lin O’Dell yearly accounting.  Fees Guardian or Attorney requested.  Guardian Fees $0   Attorney Fees  $0.  Idaho trust accounting confirms Lin O’Dell transferred  Guardian Fees $3,623.75 to her own bank account.  Never disclosing disbursements to the Washington Courts.  Violating RPC 3.3 (1) making a false statement to  of fact or law to a tribunal

EXHIBIT  8: 3/18/2008   How can a Guardian keep accurate accounting when Lin O’Dell admits to depositing my yearly  guardianship income into her own Personal Bank Account and be approved by the courts ?  Violation of SOP 409.9  Prohibits commingling of the funds of an incapacitated person with funds

EXHIBIT  9:  8/13/2008  Lin O’Dell used my guardianship funds $5,000  for “Substitution of Counsel and Withdrawal of Public Defender/ Clark Peterson Private Counsel” for Idaho criminal case #CR-2008-0001115 to defend my Ex-husband Mark Fowler.  Charges were brought by State of Idaho against Mark Fowler for “Defendant committed crimes of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, Mark Fowler exploit Norma Shank (my mother) checking or funds that exceeds $1,000.”  The $5,000 paid to Attorney/Judge Clark Peterson  had zero to do with my guardianship and paid without Court Approval.  Yet Courts approved the yearly accounting.  UNBELIEVABLE

EXHIBIT  10:  2/27/2007  GAL  Attorney Jessica Bodey report stated:  Listed my monthly income of $1,000 a month from my brother Rex Shank for a 250K Loan he borrowed from my mother to purchase GW Hunters Restaurant.  Fact:  Once Lin O’Dell was appointed my Limited Guardian of Estate & Person not one-time was the $1,000 from my brother Rex Shank listed on any of the guardianship accounting.  The $1,000 a month income is not listed on any of the USB7452 guardianship bank statements.  Did Lin O’Dell deposit this 1,000 payment into her own bank account ?  What happened to these $1,000 payments ?

EXHIBIT  11:  1/22/2014  Guardians Response To Investigative Report:  Lin O’Dell admits she used my guardian funds to pay to Attorney of her choice in the amount of $51,212.32 WITHOUT the REVIEW or APPROVAL of the COURT.  Attorney/Inspector Joseph Valente stated in his report, “Up until the time Judge Monasmith Ordered an investigation Lin O’Dell did whatever she wanted without any regard to authority of the courts.”

Spokane County attorney Lin O’Dell and her convicted killer husband stalking Gold Bar Reporter

On June 28th, 2017, attorney Lin O’Dell set up a fake Facebook account. Purpose, to stalk the Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block and her friends.

My readers will be disgusted to know that Lin O’Dell is a hearing officer for the Washington State Bar Association in charge of attorney discipline.  More importantly, Lin O’Dell is using her convicted killer husband Mark Plivilech to steal from her elderly clients, Theft includes SSA monies, threatening our elderly residents, and stealing their trust accounts.

Lin O’Dell isn’t stealing alone, she has a lot of help from the Washington State Bar Association’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel, mainly Doug Ende and Linda Eide.

One resident has outlined a “kickback system” and said ” we can only hope that the federal government starts looking at Ende, Nappi, O’Dell and Eide’s retirement portfolio”.

In 2007, Spokane attorney Lin O’Dell was assigned by Spokane attorney and Washington State Bar Chief Hearing Officer Joseph Nappi Jr.  Lin O’Dell is a close business associate of Nappi Jr and the law firm of Ewing and Anderson in Spokane.

Lin O’Dell’s convicted killer husband Mark Plivlech and Joseph Nappi Jr had quite the little guardian scam.  When I first stated investigating  Lin O’Dell and Mark Plivilech’s racketeering crimes, I learned that Mark Plivilech worked as a case manager inside a Spokane County nursing home.  As an insider, Mark Plivilech had access to elderly clients personal information, including SSA numbers and asset information.

Once Mark Plivilech would learn how much money the elderly person had, Lin O’Dell and Joseph Nappi Jr would misuse that information to obtain guardianship over the elderly person.  In many cases, forging trust records.

If family would complain, Lin O’Dell would move for restraining orders against the family members using one Spokane County Judge, Annette Plese ( linked to drug trafficking attorney and stealing children), a Stevens County Judge, Neilson, a Spokane County Commissioner, Grovdahl, and one medical doctor, Dr. Zimmerman ( who always overruled the elderly victim in protest to treating doctors).

Our readers should be happy to know that once we started reporting on Lin O’Dell’s fraud, Dr. Zimmerman is believed to have fled Washington State for Denton Texas.   But not before he managed to assist Lin O’Dell, Joseph Nappi Jr and Mark Plivilech with depleting over ten of Lin O’Dell’s elderly clients trust accounts.

Our readers should note that Lin O’Dell being caught red handed in the largest racketeering scandal in Washington State Bar history has trained her daughter, a person charged with countless thefts, to operate O’Dell’s new guardian scam.

More on O’Dell’s daughter soon.


How the Washington State Bar Association’s guardian scam works

Joseph Nappi Jr is the Washington State Bar Association’s Chief Hearing Officer who gets to assign attorneys of his choosing to hear complaints against lawyers from their clients.  Nappi Jr does this with no oversight.

In the case of Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block, Joseph Nappi Jr.  worked with convicted frauder and Everett Washington attorney, G. Geiffrey Gibbs who gave thousands to Snohomish County’s terminated pedophile/wife beater John E. Pennington while he was in the Washington State Legislature.  Public Disclosure records support that Goeffrey Gibbs was huge contributor to John E. Pennington’s re-election campaign.

Washington State Supreme Court Clerk Ron Carpenter told another Washingtonian in an email letter ” the Supreme Court doesn’t concern themselves with the Washington State Bar Association.”  In a nutshell this means the Washington State Supreme Court gave full authority to regulate lawyer to “free market participants” who decide who to go after and who they had no authority to monitor.

The Washington State Supreme Court’s blatant disregard for the rule of law continued  until the United States Supreme Court’s decision in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiner v North Carolina case held that anytime there are free market participants on the Board, they must be supervised and not allowed to dictate the delivery of professional services.  If they are not supervised, the US Supreme Court held,  Board and its members ( including the Bar) can be sued and held liable.

In Washington State, the Bar association is not a state agency, but controlled by private members, most, if not all, who have heavy ties to organized crime, public agencies, and in the case of G. Geoffrey Gibbs, who was convicted of fraud ( stealing clients monie sand then filing false statements with the Washington State Attorney General).
G. Geoffrey Gibbs was also involved in scamming the taxpayers of Snohomish County out of millions, from controlling the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association, to the Whispering Pines Housing scam involving attorney Lin O’Dell and being suspended for life after he was caught frauding the Washington taxpayers ( see WA State archives below).

 


 

 

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Attorney Geoffrey Gibbs has been sued for racketeering five times in the last two years.  But every time a case is filed against him or member of the Enterprise, Geoffrey Gibbs manages to get his friends assigned to fix the cases.

In July 2009, Gold Bar’s appointed Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers bragged to Gold Bar council member Chuck lie that the County was helping Joe Beavers fix cases against the Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block.

That same year, Joe Beavers even bragged ” We are going to get her Bar license for exposing the corruption.”

Joe Beavers is guilty of racketeering and theft of over 1.5 million dollars of Gold Bar’s water funds to hide his criminal racketeering crimes. Crimes he disseminated in email from Joe_Beavers@hotmail.com and Joe_Beavers@outlook.com

Geoffrey Gibbs, John Pennington, Crystal Hill Pennington and Joe Beavers are being sued for racketeering.  Beavers, John Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington ( convicted of bank fraud 2005) are also being sued for deceptive trade practices with depositions to start at the end of the summer.

Both John E. Pennington and Crystal Hill Pennington have defaulted on the deceptive trade complaint, with a judgement of $125,000.00 to applied against the Penningtons’ federal FEMA grants.

A source said ” John has been desperately trying to get work with President Trump, but with his criminal history, there’s no way they can have him any where the President of the United States.”

What is clear is that the White House spent days looking up John Pennington, and even reviewed his deposition in the Oso mudslides – and that’s where they stopped. We assume its because Pennington lied about his termination from FEMA Region 10 in October 2005 and the feds already knew it.

 

 

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech” Benjamin Franklin

People who inspire others activism are this World’s greatest gifts to mankind.  Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the World.”

Now for those of my readers who know me, know beyond any shadow of doubt that my God is not the all mighty dollar, she’s a non-tangible item, and her name is “ Justice.”

Justice is not something one can purchase nor is it something that can be described by people who view the all mighty dollar as proving one’s accomplishments in this World.

Justice is something that I hold heavy on my heart, especially when I see government officials spiting and trampling on the rights of the accused or citizens who have little or no resources to fight back.  Sad for the powers that be, my publishers made sure that I don’t have to think about money for some time.

Justice means holding the criminals accountable, and not abusing the power granted to you by the State.  Justice requires sacrifice and doesn’t come without sweat, hard work, years and years of demands, hardships, and has no price tag.

When I think of  Justice I think of John F. Kennedy’s speech “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

There are things in the World worth fighting for, especially the First Amendment.  The First Amendment is the one tangible item on this planet that separates America from the rest of the World.

In America, Free Speech has little boundaries. Outside of threatening a person’s life, it cannot be stopped. It’s a train on a one way track, too large and too heavy for just one man or judge to stop.

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved,” Benjamin Franklin.

Last week I said to a friend of mine, ” We are entering an era of corruption that I don’t see an end to.  An era that spits on the First Amendment like its a piece of toilet paper and I’m not sure if there’s any hope for America”  for which she said ” there’s one solution to corruption, its transparency.”   How right she is.

Every one of us had or still have childhood heroes.  Obviously,  I, as a female, cherish Elizabeth Cady Stanton as the Founding Mother of Women’s Rights Convention ( movement).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_Falls_Convention

 

The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention.[1] It advertised itself as “a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman”.[2] Held in Seneca Falls, New York, it spanned two days over July 19–20, 1848. Attracting widespread attention, it was soon followed by other women’s rights conventions, including the Rochester Women’s Rights Convention in Rochester, New York, two weeks later. In 1850 the first in a series of annual National Women’s Rights Conventions met in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The convention was seen by some of its contemporaries, including featured speaker Mott, as one important step among many others in the continuing effort by women to gain for themselves a greater proportion of social, civil and moral rights,[3] while it was viewed by others as a revolutionary beginning to the struggle by women for complete equality with men. Stanton considered the Seneca Falls Convention to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement, an opinion that was echoed in the History of Woman Suffrage, which Stanton co-wrote.[3]

The convention’s Declaration of Sentiments became “the single most important factor in spreading news of the women’s rights movement around the country in 1848 and into the future”, according to Judith Wellman, a historian of the convention.[4] By the time of the National Women’s Rights Convention of 1851, the issue of women’s right to vote had become a central tenet of the United States women’s rights movement.[5] These conventions became annual events until the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861.


Without the First Amendment, the Seneca Falls Convention would not have taken place, and I wouldn’t have been allowed to earn a Juris Doctorate.  I shall never forget that the avenue to Women’s Civil Rights was the First Amendment.

When I was sworn in as a lawyer, I took an oath to protect the Constitution against all foreign invaders, both domestic and foreign, regardless of whether it’s the Washington State Bar Association, other lawyers, Judges, prosecutors, political officials, or a police officers, I shall not and never will stop defending the rights of all Americans, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, to speak, write, protest, blog, report, or investigate.

 


One of my favorite 21st Century philosophers is UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh who wrote the following statement:

I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?” But there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever exactly that might mean) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas….

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/07/no-theres-no-hate-speech-exception-to-the-first-amendment/?utm_term=.e6585f9ae699


 

The Free Press Clause protects publication of information and opinions, and applies to a wide variety of media. In Near v. Minnesota (1931) and New York Times v. United States (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protected against prior restraint—pre-publication censorship—in almost all cases. The Petition Clause protects the right to petition all branches and agencies of government for action. In addition to the right of assembly guaranteed by this clause, the Court has also ruled that the amendment implicitly protects freedom of association.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution


Imagine if a government official knocked on your door and demanded you take down your Donald Trump for President sign, or said ” Contacting a public official is harassing” or ‘booing the Vice President in a public theater was harassing, and was allowed to use the court systems to attack your First Amendment protected speech rights. A one time ludicrous thought, seems to be a common theme to trying to SLAPP down free speech rights of your opponents.

I for one will not stand idle while anyone tramples on the First Amendment. Hence is why I filed Block v WSBA et al. ( US Federal Court Seattle).   The day I sit idle while an association issues an illegal subpoena for Gold Bar Reporter files in violation of the First Amendment is the day I take my last breath on this planet.

The Gold Bar Reporter is self funded 100 years past my death and shall remain so long as the First Amendment does.

The United States has entered a dark and gloomy time in its history, which I hope is never repeated by the next generation.  Martin Luther King, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton would be quite ashamed of where America is today. On the other hand, Adolf Hitler would be quite proud.


“Always stand on principle….even if you stand alone.”

– John Adams


Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen failed constitutional law



On October 11, 2016, several citizens involved with the “Reformed Washington State Bar Association” protested the Washington State Legislature’s refusal to address the Washington State Bar’s racketeering offenses against Washingtonians.

Activists had three copies of the U.S Constitution, delivering one signed copy to Governor Jay Inslee, one copy to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and one copy to Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen with the following words ” a gift for you, because its clear you lost your copy!”



 

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Today we are pleased to announce the public release of a Writ of Mandamus and proposal for a new lawsuit for racketeering and civil rights conspiracy.

In April 2016, Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen and former law clerk Ron Carpenter collectively conspired to destroy records at the Supreme Court. After Ron Carpenter was caught destroying records, he resigned and immediately left Washington State.

The complaint  centers around public officials in Gold Bar, Snohomish County Washington, and the Washington State Bar Association conspiring to harm the Gold Bar Reporter’s news source because we exposed at least six of Washington State’s top corrupt officials including Aaron Reardon, Kevin Hulten, Jon Rudicil, Mark Roe, and John E Pennington.

The Writ of Mandamus was filed in United States District Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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The complaint documents the greatest assault on freedom of the press in the history of the United States.

Anne Block has achieved a degree of notoriety in Snohomish County as the only reporter in the state to break a story involving corruption at the highest levels of government in Snohomish county. Chief Executive Reardan was forced to resign after a story published in the Gold Bar Reporter revealed that Reardan used taxpayer funds to finance affairs with two women employees. According to the complaint, Anne Block even had receipts to show airline tickets purchases, hotel receipts and receipts for sex toys used in Europe during the affair.

According to the complaint, before Reardan resigned, he assigned two employees to organize a “false flag” operation against Block, by having the employees pose as disinterested observers with aliases to organize a campaign to disbar Block. He had another employee destroy county records to hide the affairs. That employee was eventually convicted of destroying evidence. As a result of the evidence being destroyed, an Island County prosecutor concluded that he did not have enough evidence to prosecute Reardan for misuse of public funds.

In enlisting support for the bar complaints, the false flag operation gained the support of two other Block targets. John Pennington had been attacked in the press by Anne Block and other newspapers such as the Seattle Times and the Everett Herald as being unqualified to hold the position of emergency operations director of Snohomish County. According to a study conducted by the IRS, John Pennington received his college degree from a diploma mill which sold the degrees at a flat rate. According to the RICO complaint, Block published stories how Reardan acted on Pennington’s advise in allowing houses to be built on the Oso mudslide site even though professional engineers described the site as unsafe. The mudslide that eventually occurred resulted in the deaths of 43 citizens.

John Pennington was terminated as result of his criminal conduct. Last week, the State of Washington had to pay out $60,000,000.00 ( yes Million) as a result of John Pennington’s criminal negligent conduct in the Oso mudslide .

John Pennington could not sue directly because he is a public official, so he turned to a personal friend at the Washington State Bar Linda Eide to have Block disbarred for reporting on John Pennington’s incompetence and police documented criminal activity.

The false flag operation also enlisted the support of public officials in Gold Bar Washington, Joe Beavers and Linda Loen, who had their own problems with Block. Block had initiated a public disclosure suits when the town officials refused to turn over documents related to the theft of the towns funds.

According to the complaint, town officials illegally diverted approximate 20% of the town’s budget to finance a campaign to discredit Block. This included planting defamatory and false information on an online BlogSpot the Penningtons helped set up in 2006 titled the Sky Valley Chronicle, to advocate residents physically assaulting, stalking, and intimidating Block supporters, and further assaulting and stalking two city council members until they resigned for supporting Block.

Members of the RICO enterprise even published verbal threats in local newspapers to murder Block if she showed up at City Council meetings.

According to Block, WSBA officials fixed the case against her by pre-selecting a hearing officer Lin O’Dell to guarantee conviction.  Ms. O’Dell was caught using her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech to intidate ther elderly clients and was cited by Judge Monasmith in Stevens Court Superior Court for stealing from her client and breaching her ethical duties. Instead of getting disbarred for stealing from her client, O’Dell managed to get herself assigned to hear a non-client political appointee’s complaint against Block for her news reports with no client.

Public United States Post Office records confirm that Lin O’Dell and her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech set up a post office box three blocks from John Pennington’s home in Duvall Washington for purposes paying off Lin O’Dell to ensure a conviction against Block. O’Dell and Plivilech live in Cheney Washington, a four hour drive from Duvall to Cheney.

In October 2016,  WSBA Hearing Officer was charged and plead guilty to stealing clients fund and laundering client’s trust accounts to her husband who was convicted of an execution style murder.  Lin O’Dell”s defense was ” I didn’t know I was married to a convicted killer for 12 years defense.”

The Washington State Bar has no jurisdiction to regulate free press nor get involved with any issues of a personal nature. But Washington State Bar counsel and friend to John E Pennington Linda Eide violated Block’s civil rights and issued an illegal subpoena for Block’s Gold Bar Reporter files.  Block told Linda Eide ” go get a subpoena! Media Shield and First Amendment protects news reporters and authors from turning over any file without a court order. Go pound sand!”

According to Block’s Writ of Mandamus, the WSBA chief hearing officer pre-selected a business associate, Lin O’Dell who had formed a partnership with a convicted killer Mark Plivilech ( Bar hearing officer Lin O’Dell’s partner of choice)  to form a construction company that profited from the Oso building site.

Public emails sent from Lin O’Dell further documents that she used her killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech to intimidate vulnerable. Plivilech illegally used their social security information to gain access to their credit, and in several of O’Dell’s clients ( mainly elderly) Plivilech a convicted killer was managing O’Dell’s clients accounts.

According to the Washington State Attorney General a convicted killer is not allowed to have access to vulnerable adults. Background checks on Plivilech document that over ten of O’Dell’s elderly clients accounts were compromised by Mark Plivilech and attorney Lin O’Dell.  Since Block broke this story, Plivilech has fled to the Placentia California area.

According to two witnesses, the hearing officer prevented Block from participating at her hearing by muting out the phone connection through which Block had appeared because of her hearing disability. Washington Bar records retrieved under the public records release also confirm  O’Dell and Eide did this intentionally to prevent Block from participating in the hearing.  Then, the hearing officer concluded that Block should be disbarred for not participating.
According to Block’s complaint, what happened to her is typical of the practices in violation of Sherman Anti-Trust and racketeering laws committed against its members by the Washington State Bar Association.

Since 1992, the Washington State Supreme Court has come under heavy criticism from the American Bar Association in three separate studies over 40 years for delegating its disciplinary activities to the WSBA, a practice the ABA likens to putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

According to the complaint, Washington is one of the few remaining states that put its bar association in charge of lawyer discipline, with the result that Washington has one of the lowest charging rates of attorney discipline in the nation. The complaint charges that attorney discipline is focused almost entirely on sole practitioners, minorities and enemies of the WSBA leadership. According to the complaint, 44% of all attorney discipline comes out of Snohomish County. Block charges the reason this occurs is that two WSBA officials in Snohomish County improperly use their influence to direct discipline toward their opponents. Block charges that these two officials improperly contacted the Gold Bar City Council, illegally provided them with confidential information, in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the rules regarding enforcement of lawyer discipline before there were any bar complaints even filed. The suit also accuses one official of filing anonymous complaints to conceal the fact that he is improperly influencing the cases.

As a result of the information contained in her complaint, Block is demanding a federal grand jury investigation concerning the misuse of public funds by her opponents and the denial of her civil rights.

Block will be in Olympia this session demanding that the Washington State Legislature “abolish” the corrupt Bar and place all disciplinary proceedings in the hands of ” we the people.”


 

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 Sohomish County Daily Herald publishes intentionally false story as political favors to advertisers

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Snohomish County Daily Herald Editor, Scott North,  publishes intentionally false article as political favor to to its largest advertiser Geoffrey Gibbs, an attorney with Anderson Hunter, guilty of fraud. Although Geoffrey Gibbs was charged with “fraud” by the Washington State attorney General’s Office, he was able to get himself appointed to the WSBA Board of thieves (Governors).

This just after Block was notified that she was nominated for the Bunting Award from Washington Coalition for Open Government just behind the Daily Herald.

BuntingAwardLettersBlock    Left_ArrowClick to the left to view Washington Coalition for Open Govt’s letter

What was exposed by http://www.snocoreporter.com documents massive WA State Bar corruption involving attorney Geoffrey Gibbs using his influences with WA Courts to “fix cases” and his influence has lead to 43 % of all disbarred lawyers inside  Washington State coming from Snohomish County. In comparison, King County, which houses 1/2 of all Washington State attorneys amounts to only 11 % of disciplined lawyers in Washington State.

My mother’s always said ” if it smells like coffee, it probably is.”  The Snohomish County Reporter has investigated Snohomish County’s corruption and posted her findings below.

See http://snocoreporter.com/

But most of you know me as the journalist and author who resigned from the Washington State Bar citing massive corruption.  Honest as they get; never been convicted of a crime, and pay more than my fair share of taxes.

As my readers can imagine, I was surprised to receive an email while in sitting on the shores in the great state of Maine writing my final chapter in my book ” No sunshine where the cockroaches roam ”  in its final chapter ” Reforming the Washington State Bar, taking politics out of the practice of law” published by the Snohomish County Daily Herald’s Editor Scott North which meets the level of actual malice.  I demanded that the Herald publish an immediate retraction, but the Herald’s liability is already assumed under Washington State law.

HOW SCOTT NORTH’S STORY MEETS THE LEVEL OF ACTUAL MALICE

Our legal counsel stated that when a news source publishes a story it knows to be false, Our Supreme Court held it’s actual malice.  Scott North knew that Gold Bar activist Anne Block was not ” suspended” as a result of the Washington State Bar’s ongoing investigation, but he made a conscious decision to publish this false story anyways.

Our Court’s held in New York Times v. Sullivan that when a news company publishes stories that that it knows to be false, actual malice is presumed.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Times_Co._v._Sullivan

The Washington State Bar’s own website confirms that Anne Block’s icense was suspended for ” non-payment” of dues , not as Scott North falsely published as a result of an ongoing disciplinary investigation.

See https://www.mywsba.org/LawyerDirectory/LawyerProfile.aspx?Usr_ID=37640

Furthermore, Block’s resignation letter, which Scott North copied in on, stated her reasons for resigning, all which included her desire to write and expose corrupt government officials including those connected to the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary, mainly attorneys Linda Eide and Lin O’Dell.

See http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20150727/NEWS01/150729193/%27Implausible%27-Gold-Bar-lawsuit-gets-tossed.

What our readers may not know if that Anderson Hunter is one of the Herald’s largest advertisers and I republished articles documenting that Snohomish County Commissioner Geoffrey Gibbs is guilty of fraud as stated and published by the Washington State attorney general’s office.  See http://www.snocoreporter.com

The Snohomish County Daily Herald intentionally publishing a false story incorrectly reporting ” the Bar suspended Block’s license as an ongoing disciplinary investigation ”  is simply NOT true and Scott North’s only record as it relates to this issue was a copy of Block’s resignation letter to the Bar stating that she was resigning after public records obtained from Snohomish County via RCW 42.56 documented that Snohomish County’s former Director ( removed and placed on paid administrative leave  after he caused 43 deaths in Oso mudslide debacle) and WA State lead counsel Linda Eide were “plotting and planning” via email a WSBA complaint as a result of Block’s First Amendment protected activity months (Sept 2013) before any investigation started against Block.

The United States Post Office records documented that John E. Pennington and Crystal Hill ( nee Berg convicted of bank fraud in 2005 and charged with child abuse of a six year child in November 2008) were “bribing” a Washington State Bar hearing officer named Lin O’Dell, using her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech using public post office box  Mark Plivilech set up a post office box in Duvall Washington. O’Dell and Pliivlech live five hours away in Cheney Washington, but within weeks after O’Dell was assigned to investigate political appointee John Pennington’s complaint solely based on First Amendment protected activity, all accurate stories on John E. Pennington’s molesting two boys in a San Diego church and the fact that John Pennington is a prime suspect in the rape of 5 year old little girl from Cowlitz County, within three blocks of the Penningtons home in Duvall Washington.

 Mr Plivilech and Ms O’Dell must enjoy these eight hour round trip drives from Spokane to Duvall to retrieve their pay off drops from the Penningtons. 

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See https://snohomishcountycorruption.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/lin-odell-bad-businessmurder-undue-influence-part-1/

See also https://snohomishcountycorruption.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/lin-odell-mark-plivelich-all-of-their-associates-part-2/

After seeing emails  ( received via the Public Records Act RCW 42.56)  between and among Washington State Bar lead counsel  Linda Eide and John E. Pennington documenting beyond any shadow of a doubt  a personal relationship existed by the corrupt duo in Septembers 2013,  Block resigned from the WA State Bar citing massive corruption, criminal harassment pedophile and former Director John E. Pennington and convicted bank fraudster Crystal Hill ( nee Berg) and further told the Washington State Bar to stay out of her First Amendment protected activity.

Once Gold Bar Reporter Block received a legal opinion that the Snohomish County Daily Herald’s article as stated herein does in fact meet the level of actual malice needed to prevail on a defamation lawsuit, the Snohomish County Daily Herald’s parent company, located in Victoria British Columbia Canada, Black Press, was been notified that it will be sued in U.S. Federal Court for “defamation.”

U. S. Federal Court retains jurisdiction when a company being sued by a Washington resident is an out of the Country defendant.

Contrary to the intentionally false statements Snohomish County’s Daily Herald Editor Scott North published, the Washington State Bar has not taken any disciplinary action against Block because it has NO jurisdiction over a non-client political pedophile John E. Pennington’s complaint based solely upon First Amendment protected actively as a result of Block exposing John E. Pennington as the pedophile he is, and his wife Crystal Hill (nee Berg) for bank fraud (2005 conviction in Sno Co Evergreen District).

But Scott North did get part of his story correct. The Washington State Bar was notified that they will be sued in U.S Federal District under RICO.  An issue Judge Jones, a member of the Washington State Bar’s Board could not address in Block’s RICO suit because the 9th Circuit Chief has issued legal opinion that all WA State Bar members must recuse themselves from cases involving the Bar when the Bar is a defendant.

Spokane attorney Lin O’Dell is now under fraud investigation as a result Our investigation. Lin O’Dell and Plivilech have been stealing client’s identity and monies, almost all elderly clients with no chance of defending themselves. A story the Gold Bar Reporter broke.

The Snohomish County Daily Herald has 24 hours to print and publish a “retraction” and issue an apology letter to Block as it relates to its intentionally false stories,  otherwise Block will exercise her legal right under the 7th Amendment resulting in a defamation suit to be filed in US Federal District Court.

With Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block promising a lawsuit against the Snohomish County Daily Herald within weeks, let’s see how the Snohomish County Daily Herald responds to its editor Scott North’s intentionally  publishing a false story as a favor to its largest advertiser Anderson Hunter only after we started exposing Anderson Hunter’s lawyer Geoffrey Gibbs for fraud and lying on his judicial application as Snohomish County Commission.

According to legal counsel, when a public official files false statements it’s a crime iPn Washington State.

For more up to date stories exposing Snohomish County corruption, please see  www.snocoreporter.com

Unlike the Scott North, some news reporters do report the truth. Noah is a great reporter.

“Meet the cockroaches”

Lets start with the Washington State Bar and its hearing officers who have been cited by courts for stealing from their clients ( yes you are reading this right!), and refusing to process grievances.

Attorney Lin ( aka Linda Worthington) O’Dell, is a thief who shacked up with a convicted killer named Mark Plivelich.  Plivelich was convicted of an execution style murder in Spokane back in 1988.

According to our sources, Lin O’Dell takes convicted killer Mark Plivelich with her when visiting clients.  For our readers, why this should be concerning is because the majority of Lin O’Dell’s clients are elderly (over 70) or have or had substance abuse issues.  Taking a convicted killer along on trips to clients homes leaves us to ask this question: why, what’s the purpose?’

For Washington State Bar members, this should be of concern  to you because O’Dell breaches client’s confidentiality on a daily basis.

Attorney Lin O’Dell is also a hearing officer for the Washington State Bar Association, in charge of lawyer discipline.

Our question is do other attorney who fight back or object to O’Dell’s stealing client’s assets and monies have something to worry about?   We believe they do.

We researched over the 566 disbarred attorneys in Washington State, and we discovered these facts:

1.)  49 % of all disbarred Washington attorneys come from Snohomish County.

2.)  33 % of all disbarred Washington attorneys come from Spokane County.

3.)  12 % of all disbarred Washington attorneys come from King County.

4.)   6 % of all Washington disbarred attorneys come from Thurston, Grant, Skamania, and Pierce Counties.

Our readers should know that that King County, Washington, is the most populated District in Washington State, but yet it has the lowest disbarment ratio in Washington State.

Remember the old saying ” there must be something in the water out here in Gold Bar?”   Well, we were wrong, there must be something inside the water in Snohomish County.  With 49 % of all dibarred attorneys in Washington coming from one county, we smell a scandal, and it involves Snohomish County Prosecutor Seth Fine and Geoffrey Gibbs ( who will be discussed in detail in the near future).

Getting back to convicted murderer, Mark Plivelich.  As our readers can imagine we were disgusted to learn a few months ago that a killer works with the elderly, so we called the Washington State Elder Abuse line asking this question “Can a man convicted of murder work inside a nursing, substance or retirement center?”  The assistant Washington Attorney General said “Absolutely NO!”

This brings us to who knew Lin O”Dell was stealing from her elderly clients, and why is a Washington State Bar hearing officer bringing  a convicted killer to her clients homes?

We talked with ten Snohomish and Spokane County residents, and each laughed saying ” the only reason to bring a convicted killer to a client’s home is if  your trying to intimidate and threaten clients. ”   B-I-N-G-O !

As is such the case with a woman named Paula Fowler.  Our readers should know that Ms. Fowler is from Idaho. This was of interest to us because attorney Lin O’Dell is NOT a licensed Idaho attorney.  But yet, legal papers we reviewed ( and submitted with a Bar complaint) document that Lin O’Dell signed and affirmed under the seal of Idaho stating that  she was providing ” legal representation at legal rates.”

Lin O’Dell funneled Ms Fowler through a substance abuse center, owned by one of her conspirators named David Martin
After seeing this my notes state ” Holly Cow, the scum bag is practicing law in Idaho without a license! Who the fuck does she think she is Crystal Hill?”

My first thought was: ” Why is attorney Lin O’Dell so fixed on Paula Fowler, a non-Washington resident?”    After reading the pleading in various cases, it was clear to me that Lin O’Dell’s onlyy interest in Paula Fowler is that her parents left her a fortune, 2.2 Million dollars.

In a nutshell, Washington State Bar hearing officer Lin O’Dell is stealing from her clients. But we need proof., and thank you Judge Monasmith for providing that to us last week when you cited Lin O’Dell as a theif in Stevens County Superior Court.

Unfortunately, Judge Monasmith’s order came to late to save over $500,000.00 of Ms. Fowler’s trust that O’Dell and killer boyfriend Mark Plivelich stole before Judge Monasmith ordered her REMOVED as Ms. Fowler’s guardian.

With disgrace to the legal professionals in Washington State this was not the first time Ms. Fowler sought protection from thoe WAashington State Bar members in charge of discipline.

In May 2013, Paula Fowler filed a Washington State Bar complaint against attorney Lin O’Dell stating that Lin O’ Dell was using a substance center in Idaho to funnel clients, depleted her trust accounts, refusing to provide any accounting on her estate worth $2,000,000.00, and Lin O’Dell was in fact ( and still is) abusing Ms. Fowler.

In one case that was quite disturbing, Lin O’Dell canceled a emergency dental appointment  M.s Fowler had a for a root canal.  Anyone who has ever had an abcesed tooth knows that it can be life threatening if not treated.

Lin O’Dell’s withholding of a rtrust client’s root canal services came upon the heels of Ms. O’Dell’s convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivelich “bragging” to a friend of Ms. Fowler’s that he would own her house soon.

Based on Plivelich’s statement to Ms. Fowler’s friend we believe that Washington State Bar hearing officer and attorney Lin O’Dell is trying to kill Ms. Fowler so that she can continue stealing her trust account still worth over $ 2,000,000.00.

YES YOUR ARE READING THIS RIGHT! Based on the totality of the evidence we reviewed, including interviews, we have ample reason to believe that not only is attorney Lin O’Dell stealing from several of her clients, but in the case of Ms. Fowler, Lin  O’Dell is trying to kill her.
Instead of the Washington Bar investigating Ms. Fowler’s Bar complaint, our stellar Bar member  Felice Congalton did what she does any time a citizen files a Bar complaint against a Washington State Bar Hearing Officer,  Congalton forwarded Ms. Fowler’s complaint to Washington State Bar lead counsel Linda Eide.

Over the last few months, we know beyond any reasonable doubt that Linda Eide is nothing more than a political plant for the Democratic Party.  We also know that because of Linda Eide, we are no longer members of the Democratic Party.

Late this year, we joined the Coffee Party, and the first demand we made was to add Dunkin Donuts coffee  as the officla cofee of the Coffee Partty.

We hear that Gold Bar’s current Mayor Linda ” High as a fuckin Kite” Loen wanted to add marijuana coffee to the agenda, but we oppose this concept because many of the Coffee Party members are under the age of 21.  So sorry Linda, you’ll have to keep smoking that shit on the back steps of City Hall until we can change public opinion the concept that ” it’s a just weed, you dumb shit religious Republican but jobs!”

But please know Linda ” high as a fuckin kite” Loen that we’re with you 100 % on this one.

Back to understanding why certain people matter in this story,  you have to know how and where they are connected:

Linda Eide is first generation relative to Washington State Senator Tracey Eide. Linda Eide’s position as lead counsel for the Washington State Bar also guarantees that shysters like attorney Lin O’Dell can continue abusing our elderly and  person who struggle with drug addictions  with almost no oversight, except for lead counsel Linda Eide.

Linda Eide is always the attorney of choice the Washington State Bar funnells pulbic complaints to when ever a person complains about a Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Hearing Officer.

We reviewed over 50 cases involving Linda Eide and we discovered that same or similar conduct as state herein.  We tried contacting Ms. Eide to no avail, so her comments are not included.

Ms. Eide’s actions are consistent regardless of what victim complained about a Washington State Bar hearing officer.  If anyone dares to fight back, reocrds confirm that  the attorney is either disbarred or suspended. Eide never picks on prosecutors or lawyers inside all large law firms, only solo practitioners. 94 % of all disbarred attorneys in Washington State are solo practitioners, while the remaining suspend lawyer are ones who hired friends of Ms. Eide’s to defend against her fraudulent and illegal charges.  We rightfully call Ms. Eide a RICO thug.
Now onto the person who started the ball rolling on our investigation, Senator Tracey Eide.  Tracey Eide is married to D. Mark Eide, a King County Superior Court Judge.

Judge Eide was good friends with the Federal Court Judge Richard Jones. Richard Jones is also the judge who refused to recuse himself from Block v. Snohomish County, at el. filed on February 18, 2014.

What makes this interesting is that Judge Jones recused himself from the Ryggs  which basically involved the same RICO scums from Snohomish County, with the exception of the RICO scums from Gold Bar. Judge Jones will be diuscussed after we’re done removing him from the civl rights case now pending in US Federal Court.

How and why Senator Tracey Eide got involved in the Snohomish County debacle was best described by a Snohmish County insider who said “John Pennington and Tracey Edie were friends from the Washington State legislature.  Senator Eide is also a friend to Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens. Whom she also served in the State with. ”

Our source is correct, and we know ithat on January 13, 2013, Senator Tracey Eide, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, Senator Steve Hobbs, and convicted criminal harasser Kevin “ Thomas” Hulten were having meetings inside Reardon’s office in January 2013.

Our readers should know that Senator Eide’s is not from our District; she lives in Federal Way.

So why would Senator Eide be present in criminal Aaron Reardon’s Office when she has nothing to do with Snohomish County?  Simply put, its called Racketeer-Influence and Corrupt Organization ~ R.I.C.O.

Senator Eide has NO business in Snohomish County: she could try saying that she was working with piece of shit Sen. Steve Hobbs, Reardon, & Kevin ” I enjoy taking Ipone pictures of my cock on Snohomish County cell phones ” Hulten on a state project.  BONG!   Nope, if so, any and all meetings would have taken place in Olympia.

We searched and sifted through over 1 Million public records and discovered that John Pennington had a file that he deleted within one week after we requested  ” all records sent between and among Senator Tracey Eide and John Pennington.”  The metadata speaks for itself. so we know beyond any doubt that pedophile John Pennington destryed public records.

Within three months of  Senator Tracey Eide’s meetings with the criminlas inside Snohomish County Exectuve Office, Senator Eide’s realtive and Washington State Bar’s lead counsel Linda Eide was the person of choise for pedophile John Pennington to file over 32 complaints with against Gold Bar activist Anne Block.

Since Pennington was not a client he had no legal standing to file a single WA Bar complaint.  In fact the only legal standing mandates that all persons in Washington be left alone in their proivate affairs, WA State Const. Art !, Sec 7.  But Linda Eide could care less about rules, laws, due process, and ten cases we looked at that involved her illegal RICO conduct, it’s clear that she believes herself to be above the law.  Dont worry cause John Scannell’s doing a wodnerful job in the 9th Ciircuit helping shine some sun light on that skank.

Out readers should not worry, because we also have a legal surprise for Linda Lou Lou coming soon; we do not like green egggs and ham , little Ms. Lou Lou. No green toast, no green tea, just flea for you.  Linda Lou Lou, miss Whoville, and failed to grow a brain.   Her victims will be testifying against her.

Let’s not leave out Spokane attorney Joseph Nappi Jr. Mr. Nappi receives his paycheck from Ewing and Anderson ( please remember the name of this firm because its the probate law firm of choice for theif and Washington State Bar hearing officer Lin O’Dell nad James Spurgetis).

Joseph Nappi Jr (Chief WA Bar Hearing Officer) uses his political influence to have Lin O’Dell appointed to the WSBA Disciplinary Hearing Board, on company time ( Ewing and Anderson).

Nappi and O’Dell work together, almost like piggy backing or for those who like wrestling, ” tag teaming.”   Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit a Chief Hearing Officer from any kind of business relationships, unless you’re Joe Nappi Jr.

Nappi and O”Dell “tag team”  on many  shady and questionable and out right illegal trustee/guardianship cases together.  With no surprise to our readers, almost all of their associates files court cases have been destroyed by Order of one Spokane County Commissioner named Gorvdahl.

Good old Commssioner Gorvdahl, he just can’t seem to keep himself out of the spoit light.   In 2012, the Seatlte Times did a feature story about this same Commissioner destroying files for his friends who hold guardian postitions, all whome enjoy depleting and stealing from their clients. And not without the assistance of Joespeh Nappi Jr.

We notified Bob Fergussion with our findings, so we will hold off judgement for a month before posting our opinion on what side of the fence he sits on, but we will either post ” Fergusoon is a criminal too” or Bob Fergusson, a man who charges attorneys who steal client monies and abuses our elderly away behind bar where they belong! ”

Our hope is that when Lin O’Dell and Linda Eide get old, someone steals their money they way they are stealing others.

This brings us back to the man who KILLED 44 residents in Oso, Washington, John Pennington gets his cushy job from Aaron Reardon, a job he was not qualified for as evidenced by the deaths of innocent people in Oso. They are still working closely with Senators Eide & Hobbs, they bring on people like Kevin Hulten, & former reporter Christopher Schwartzen to do some damage control & then turn Snohomish County into their own personal Sodom & Gamorrah. Hobbs stays in the sidelines calling the shots along with Senators Eide, Zarelli & Hatfield. It was a brilliant plan, their Golden Boy Reardon was on his way to the Governor’s mansion & everyone would get their cut of the political pie except they underestimated a woman they chose to make an enemy of.

Pennington used his criminal influence with Senator Eide to file 32 Bar Complaints against the Gold Bar Reporter, but then Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay threw a few more Bar complaints in misuing taxpayers monies and opening himself up to be sued personally ( coming soon) under Our Surpeme Court’s holding in Butz and Kalina .

NOW COMES, David Martin. Mr. Martin’s job is simple.  He funnels clients to Washington State Bar’s stellar hearing officer and attorney Lin O’Dell via a substance abuse clinic in Cor de alene Idaho.  Then killer Plivelich funnels clients to Lin O’Dell and another Washington State Bar hearing officer named James Spurgetis through two retirement homes in the Spokane area.  With no surprise both O’ Dell and Spurgetis are Washington State Bar office of Disciplinary hearing officers.

Gee we wonder why and who picked Spurgetis and o’Dell?  This brings us back to shining a hell of lot of sun light on the cockroach Joseph Nappi Jr.
The Washington State Bar also finds themselves in an akward postion because they never in their wildest drams have ever had anyone who challenges their crimnal RICO activities the way Block has an will continue to for the next 30 years,

As the old saying goes ” never underestimate your opponent”.
No one just “quits” the bar,  calls them Nazi fucks that they are, tells them to go pound sand and stick their license where the sun should never shine.  At least until now.
A few months ago, we also learned that killer Mark Plivelich set up a US Post Office Box in Duvall Washington to communicate with John and Crystal Hill Pennington. Based one witness statement, we feel confident to state that John and Crystal Hill Pennington used Plivelich’s Post Office box for pay off drops.

Our investigation of Mark Plivelich confirmed that in the last fifty years ( minus the time he spent in prison for executing a man), Plivelich has never had any business dealings outside of Spokane at least not until his theif girlfriend and Washington State Bar’s Hearing Officer Lin O’Dell was personally assigned by Chief (also a thief, an issue we’ll get to in the near future), Joseph Nappi Jr.

One more layer of the rotten onion with more to come.

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