UPDATE: Washington State Guardian Board Found Attorney Lin O’Dell GUILTY
Republished with permission from http://snocoreporter.com/wsba-hearing-lin-odell-officer-given-letter-reprimand-guardian-board/
WSBA Hearing Lin O’Dell Officer Given a Letter of Reprimand By The Guardian Board
According to the Washington State Guardian Board this is their “Mission”
The Certified Professional Guardianship Board develops, adopts and implements regulations governing certification, minimum standards of practice, training, and discipline of professional guardians, to protect the public and facilitate the delivery of competent and ethical guardianship services.
They are another “agency” that enjoys the protection of the Washington State Supreme Court, as a matter of fact the guardianship board has a member of the Washington Sate Bar Association on it. A woman named Barbara West.
We have reported on a Guardian that is also a hearings officer for the WSBA, a woman named Lin O’Dell
Along with these 2 stories
The complaints against this woman have been piling up for years, but all the discipline board did was to put a letter of reprimand in her file
They did not address the fact that PF’s account had 4 million dollars but in just a few years she is down to less then 1 million dollars. None of the money went to care for her except for monthly stipends of about 1000.00 but many months she went without even that.
They did not address the fact that she “bought” one of her clients property for pennies on the dollar. A property she now lives at with her convicted killer of a husband.
Most disturbing is the fact that all they did was give her a letter when she had her husband caring for vulnerable people and threatening them.
This woman Lin O’Dell is still a hearings officer for the WSBA. A woman who steals from her clients, threatens them, lies to the courts on a regular basis is still a person standing in judgement of other lawyers.
The moral of this story is that you can lie steal and destroy others as long as you are under the protection of the WSBA & the Supreme Court. Also keep in mind that these 3 years of complaints they did nothing about are only the one’s they had to acknowledge, there were countless more that they swept under the rug. Watch out for your seniors Washington,
Last year the Gold Bar Reporter was first to break a story about a Washington State Bar Association Hearing Officer was found guilty of stealing from her client, using a convicted killer named Mark Plivilech to threaten and intimidate vulnerable and elderly disabled Washingtonians.
This story is an update on what the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel did as relates to countless complaints filed against attorney Lin O’Dell and her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech, after the Gold Bar Reporter exposed her racketeering crimes against Washingtonians.
Several Washington State Bar complaints have been filed against Lin O’Dell, which the Bar refuses to give us access to or even where those complaints are in the process. Let’s keep in mind that The Honorable Judge Monasmith already held that attorney Lin O’ Dell breach her ethical duties as a guardian, stole money and misappropriated trust monies by making payments to her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech.
One year after this story, hoping to that we could report that attorney Lin O’Dell is behind bars where she belongs. Sadly, we just learned from the Washington State Bar public records officer Nicole Gustine, Lin O’Dell is still serving as a hearing officer for the Washington State Bar Association. A hearing officer hears ethical complaints filed against attorneys in Washington State. This two years after the Honorable Judge Monasmith, Stevens County Washington held that Lin O’Dell was guilty of stealing from her client’s trust account, and breach her duties to her client by misappropriating money to her convicted killer boyfriend.
As of today, the Washington State Bar Association Office of Disciplinary Counsel has taken no action against O’Dell, allowing her to continue stealing from our elderly. But has in fact allowed Lin O’Dell to continue serving as a hearing officer making decisions on complaints filed against other attorneys.
Rightfully we label Spokane County attorney Lin O’Dell as a thief, guilty of racketeering.
RICO and 1983 complaints have been filed against Lin O’Dell with more RICO and 1983 coming. Knowing what was uncovered ( as detailed in the article below) that Lin O’Dell and her convicted killer Mark Plivilech are not yet in prison where they belong, the Gold Bar Reporter contacted the Washington State Bar Association two weeks asking them for a list of the hearing officers for the Bar as of today, and we were shocked and disgusted to know that the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel took no action against O’ Dell for her criminal racketeering conduct outlined below.
Since reporting on Lin O’Dell racketeering, we heard that several people filed complaints against her for the same reason, stealing from clients and threatening our elderly.
Governor Jay Inslee has yet to order a federal grand jury to investigate Lin O’Dell’s crimes against our elderly.
What should be noted from the above Washington State Bar Hearing Officers list is that each of the hearing officers are either Washington State government employees and/or engaged in the private practice of law. Keeping in mind that Washington State Bar Association keeps falsely asserting into court filings that they are a ” state agency.”
Perhaps the Washington State Bar cannot read RCW 36.27.060 prohibiting serving as a judge ( Hearing Officer) while at the same time engaged in the private practice of law.
The Washington State Bar’s turning a blind eye to thief Lin O’Dell criminal conduct as outlined below illustrates just how far the corruption in Washington State’s Bar Association has reached, extending up through our federal court system as well.
How Guardians from the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Officers
are given a license to steal from Washington State’s most vulnerable adults
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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.
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
Court mandated investigator Joseph Valente findings against attorney Lin O’Dell
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 !
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
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
Coming soon, more public records on corrupt cops, Batiot and Coblantz
corrupt cops from City of Shoreline, Cary Coblantz, and Duvall cop, Lori Batiot, caught via public records (RCW 42.56) in a RICO scandal
This report is just the tip of iceberg, because over the last four weeks we’ve had three Washington State Whistleblowers give us mounds of evidence documenting that Snohomish County Prosecutors and corrupt cops, one from City of Shoreline and other from the City of Duvall, are involved in the largest RICO scandal in Washington State’s history.