Association of Washington Cities ( AWC) threatens Gold Bar ” if the City releases the emails, we will cancel the City’s insurance policy.” Based on the totality of the evidence as of today, we believe AWC is guilty of racketeering.
Under the law, the meaning of racketeering activity is set out at 18 U.S.C. § 1961, such predicate acts include but are not limited to obstruction of justice is the crime of obstruction of justice, in United States jurisdictions, refers to the crime of obstructing prosecutors or other (usually government) officials.
In September 2009, Gold Bar’s City Council Meets, Agrees Not to Report Tampering of Gold Bar’s Water System, perverting the course of justice ( First Predicate Act)
42 U.S. Code § 300i–1 – Tampering with public water systems carries a 20 year sentence.
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers one time said ” if you do the right thing, things tend to work out.” I believe he is right, but this also means that when you do the wrong thing, like obstructing justice, things will not work out.
And that’s exactly what’s going on in Gold Bar Washington; hiding crimes with taxpayer monies equating to racketeering.
It’s been over eight years, with no end in sight, since the City of Gold Bar collectively decided not to report a federal crime, perverting justice, to cover up the fact that Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington was stealing from the City to feather her own nest.
Truth is the new hate speech, certainly speech that Gold Bar’s insurance company, Association of Washington Cities has misappropriated public funds totaling over $1,350,000.00 attempting to SLAPP down my anti-corruption message.
Sadly, they have failed, and failures seldom admit wrong doing; and criminals never do, until someone blows the whistle.
Two weeks ago, Crystal Hill and John Pennington knowingly forged a court record and knowingly filed it with Pierce County District Court. Charges were filed.
Gold Bar’s 2009 Governing Body Perverts Justice, equating to Racketeering
In July 2008, Gold Bar’s then water employee Karl Marjerle (Marjerle) opened up Well # 4 tossed a bucket of gravel into the well, and intentionally shut down Gold Bar’s water supply.
Marjerle did this after Gold Bar’s finance committee caught him illegally using the City’s gas card for his own personal use, canceling continuing education classes the Cty paid for and then receiving a “reimbursement” check from the class originator.
The only problem for Gold Bar was it’s Mayor Crystal Hill and its clerk treasurer Laura Kelly were engaged in the same criminal racket. Mayor Crystal Hill, an Everett Community College drop out, would sign up for continuing legal education classes using Gold Bar monies, then cancel them, and have Gold Bar’s clerk treasurer Laura Kelly cash the refund checks and give Crystal Hill Pennington cash.
In late 2013, Washington State Auditor’s Office issued findings against the City stating ” there’s $200,000.00 missing from the city’s funds and not one employee can explain where is went.”
Unfortunately for Marjerle, he got caught committing crimes against my city. As a result, Mayor Crystal Hill was forced to place him on administrative leave in June 2008. In July 2008, Marjerle returned to the City of Gold Bar for a Loudermill Hearing. He was fired after his Loudermill Hearing.
The term stems from Loudermill v. Cleveland Board of Education, in which the United States Supreme Court held that non-probationary civil servants had a property right to continued employment and such employment could not be denied to employees unless they were given an opportunity to hear and respond to the charges against them prior to being deprived of continued employment.
The underlying principle in Loudermill is that because dismissals often involve factual disputes, a hearing provides the employee an opportunity to explain and refute any conclusions the employer reached which caused the employee’s discharge.
According to Gold Bar’s internal reports, on July 8, 2008, Marjerle left his Loudermill Hearing pissed off, angry, and went straight to the City’s water supply, Wells # 3 and 4, and sabotaged the City’s water system. The city withheld these public reports, partially, documenting that Gold Bar council member Richard Norris help get the City’s wells operating again, but was mainly unsuccessful. So the City hired another company to get the Wells up and running. This company filed a detailed report documenting Marjerle’s sabotaging of the City’s wells.
In September 2008, Gold Bar’s council members Dorothy Croshaw, Lonn Turner, Richard Norris, Joe Beavers, and Jay Prueher and Mayor Crystal Hill meet at a secret place ( firehouse instead of City Hall), on a not previously scheduled council meeting date, and voted “secretly’ to pay Karl Majerle off to remain silent.
Silent about what he knew about Crystal Hill also stealing from the City. Gold Bar’s Governing Body, with the exception of Jay Prueher, voted to approve Crystal Hill’s extortion, wire, fraud scandal, and misappropriate public monies to hide Karl Majerle’s sabotaging the City’s water supply.
Perverting Justice, Gold Bar Washington Style
In November 2008, the Gold Bar Reporter requested access to public records after Dorothy Croshaw called a Gold Bar Reporter stating ” we voted in a secret meeting to pay off Karl Majerle to remain silent about Crystal Hill.” Croshaw sounded panicked and disgusted that she allowed Crystal Hill to dupe her into agreeing to pay off an employee to remain silent after he stole from our City and sabotaged the City’s wells.
In 2009 Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers ( Beavers) screamed three times in a council meeting ” Crystal Hill is a whore.” Beavers also told the council ” Association of Washington Cities threatened the City that we release these records, our insurance policy will be canceled. At this time, no other insurance company will write the City a policy.” Simply a lie; insurance companies are only liable for the actions occurred while the policy was in effect. This means AWC is on the hook.
Gold Bar council member Jay Prueher also told a friend that ” Lonn Turner put something stupid in his emails that if the City releases these records, we will be sued again.” Prueher also said ” Crystal Hill was stealing from the City too.”
For years our background checks on Crystal Hill showed negative results, at least until she started applying for state and federal contracts and employment. When a person submits a job application for state and federal contracts, the government runs pretty good background checks. So once Crystal Hill applied for state and federal jobs, the government caught Crystal Hill’s criminal history records, yielding two results, one bank fraud conviction in Snohomish County, which the late Ken Berger represented her on, and one in 2000 for the same. In both cases, Crystal Hill used aliases, Crystal Berg and Chris Hill.
According to a federal attorney, Crystal Hill Pennington’s bank fraud makes her ineligible for federal and state employment and contracts. As of today, Crystal Hill Pennington has frauded the federal government out of $95,000.00, claiming that she is qualified to teach Fema emergency Managemnt classes, claiming falsely that she has a degree and falsely affirming on her federal contractor application that she never plead guilty to fraud.
Crystal Hill’s Immorally Bankrupt Behavior Cost Gold Bar
In 2007, Gold Bar’s then Mayor Crystal Hill was engaged in four extra marital affairs at the same time. For this argument, only the public officials will be named.
Email communication from the City, as well as Gold Bar’s Mayor said ” the police chief from Gold Bar was constantly at Crystal’s home.” From email communication we received, it’s clear that our Mayor is correct, Crystal Hill was engaged in an extra-marital affair with Gold Bar’s then police chief, 2008.
One local resident said ” When my husband was threatened with bodily harm by Gold Bar council Lonn Turner that if he didn’t shut up, stop questioning the City, he would punch him in the head. The chief basically said I didn’t see anything.” Why is simple: Mayor Crystal Hill, his mistress at the time, is a good friend to Lonn Turner.
For those of my readers who are new to the Gold Bar corruption scandal, Lonn Turner is a former Gold Bar council member and Department of Corrections employee ( Monroe), and a very close and personal friend to Crystal Hill. Lonn Turner is a racist and bigot.
Public emails from Gold Bar also confirm that Crystal Hill was also engaged in an extra-marital affair with a political appointee from Snohomish County, John E. Pennington, since July 2007.
Sadly for Gold Bar residents, John Pennington’s involvement in the racketeering scandal is why the City of Gold Bar is going broke hiding public records.
Emails and records that contain medical files, illegal background checks, IRS records, HIPPA violations, illegally disseminated by Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill to many people using electronic email communication.
In 2009, John E Pennington had Homeland Security Clearance, and along with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Officers Kevin Prentiss, Matt Trafford, and Rodney Rochan, he gained access into a spider of personal information and then disseminated to the City of Gold Bar.
A source claims Homeland Security suspended John Pennington’s security clearance after he illegally gained accessed into his soon to be ex-wife’s boyfriend’s sealed criminally history record, faxed it to a King County court ordered doctor, using Snohomish County fax machines.
In July 2012, Snohomish County’s Public Records Officer Diana Rose admitted under oath at a deposition that she removed a CD of personal health records and delivered a copy to Gold Bar’s Mayor Beavers.
Two weeks ago the Gold Bar Reporter deposed Gold Bar’s former Mayor Beavers who admitted under oath the City is hiding records at the law office of Kenyon Disend’s, 11 Front St S, Issaquah, Washington.
Under oath, Mayor Beavers also admitted that he violated my civil rights, edited Washington State Bar complaints, and is authoring and publishing articles on the Sky Valley Chronicle.
Mayor Beavers also admitted he was a state actor at the time, assisting the City of Gold Bar with answering public records requests. This link made Beavers and Sky Valley Chronicle’s registered owner/agent, Ron Fejfar, a state actor under current 9th Circuit case law.
Piecing John E Pennington’s Racketeering Crimes Together, RCW 42.56, proves essential
In November 2016, the Gold Bar Reporter posted an article documenting John E. Pennington’s countless fraud and forgery discovered in court files.
However, today, we learned from Redmond District Court that in May 2009, the clerk failed to upload one court record, which according to the clerk documents that John Pennington plead to mental defect defense.
In 2009, when John E. Pennington filed a template motion dismissing his criminal assault of a 3rd trimester pregnant woman, we felt that to do so, he would have had the assistance of a Redmond District Court Prosecutor , clerk inside Redmond District Court and the Law Firm of Kenyon Disend.
Based on the fact that we have a copy of John Pennington’s false filing closing out his case in Redmond District Court, and the fact that two weeks ago the Gold Bar Reporter caught John Pennington filing a forged document in Pierce County (which now faces charges for), we have reason to believe that he also filed a false instrument in his criminal case.
Today Redmond District Court stated John Pennington’s case was dismissed because of a mental defect, May 2009.
Redmond clerk said John Pennington claimed he was mentally unfit, thus was confined. Court records do not support that Pennington ever entered treatment, but Redmond Court records document that a template motion to dismiss was filed in Redmond closing out his criminal case.
Imagine, a Director in charge of human safety and health is violently beating a pregnant woman and claims that he is mentally unfit to stand trial, and he keeps his job and causes 43 people in the Oso mudslides to suffocate to death. Instead of terminating John Pennington for conduct unbecoming of any public officer ( beating pregnant woman), he keeps his job. Then he causes 43 people to suffocate to death because instead of doing his job, he was criminally harassing people on a website he ran ‘ The Sky Valley Chronicle.”
This is also during a time, where King County Deputy Prosecutor Maggie Nave ( “The Fixer”) was the Chair of District Court Criminal Unit for King County District system. Ms. Nave was reprimanded in 2011, by King County Deputy Prosecutor, Mark Larsen, Chief of the Criminal Unit, who seized 117 case files backing back as far as 1999 from her office. Mr. Larsen stated Ms. Nave’s was guilty of legal malpractice- an understatement for those maliciously prosecuted as a result. Once the Gold Bar Reporter started reporting on Ms. Nave, she resigned.
This story just keeps getting bigger and bigger . . .worse part of this whole story is, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick signed John Pennington’s concealed weapons permit. A man with a mental defect has possession of a concealed weapon.
There’s only one problem for John Lovick’s fraud, concealed weapons permits are only allowed to be issued in the county where the applicant resides. John Pennington resides in King County.
RCW 9.41.075 – Concealed pistol license—Revocation.
(b) Conviction of the licensee, or the licensee being found not guilty by reason of insanity, of an offense, or commitment of the licensee for mental health treatment, that makes a person ineligible under RCW 9.41.040 to possess a firearm.
Besides John and Crystal Hill Pennington and Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers authoring and publishers on the Sky Valley Chronicle, they all share one common element, mental defect. Hence why each has been so desperate to SLAPP down out message with countless frivolous motions.
In the case of John and Crystal Hill Pennington, both knowingly filed a false instrument with Pierce County Court, and did knowingly forge a court record attempting to halt our investigation of his crimes against women and children.
We have a very big surprise for our readers, so stay tuned, the Gold Bar Reporter’s life is getting much better with each record.
Adding more to this story soon . . . including some new RICO players. By the time I finish this entry, I may be 70, but ” I have only life to give and I can think of no better legacy to leave behind than exposing corrupt government officials like John and Crystal Hill Pennington and Joe Beavers. ”
City of Gold Bar’s governing body stealing water monies to hide crimes inside public records
Update: The City of Gold Bar’s Mayor Lee Hodo urged the Gold Bar council to misappropriate public monies to pay two more attorneys, making the grand total number of attorneys representing the City of Gold Bar to five (5).
According to Gold Bar’s Mayor Lee Hodo, Shannon Ragonesi and Amanda Butler are “trial” attorneys. Public records confirm that the two lawyers are being paid $585 per hour ( two lawyers) and the City’s current law firm Kenyon Disend gets paid $750 per hour.
In total, the City of Gold Bar is paying $1235.00 per hour, making September 2016 ‘ s warrant pay out at $125,000.00. The total annual budget for the City of Gold Bar is only $550,000.00.
Council member Ken Ware asked why isn’t Kenyon Disend representing the City, and Mayor Lee Hodo lied stating ” Kenyon Disend are too busy.” Ken Ware then suggested that the City hire a new law firm.
What Mayor Hodo didn’t disclose to the public is: the City is hiding public records at the Kenyon Disend’s office in Issaquah Washington. A felony in Washington State to hide conceal or remove public records from the City. Hence why the City cannot be represented by Kenyon Disend. Instead Mayor Lee Hodo lied to residents claiming that Kenyon Disend was too busy.
Earlier this year, the City Council voted to increase Gold Bar’s water rates by 271 % because former Mayors Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill Pennington (convicted of bank fraud in 2005, 2000 using two aliases, Berg and Chris Hill) and Linda Loen were stealing from the City’s water fund to fund legal litigation. A felony in Washington State, amounting to racketeering.
Joe Beavers is being sued for racketeering and gross 1983 violations with trial to start in late 2017.
In August 2012, the City of Gold Bar claimed it was bankrupt and needed residents to pass a new tax levy to fund litigation. The voters rejected the City’s tax hike, leaving the City to either turn over public records its been hiding or steal from the City’s water fund.
Mayor Lee Hodo, and council members Ken Ware, J Dawson, Davi Martin ( who is also being sued for racketeering after public records confirm she was writing on John and Crystal Hill Pennington’s Sky Valley Chronicle website; a site they set up to criminally harass their opponents), and Brian Diaz chose to continue the stealing Gold Bar residents water funds to hide racketeering crimes.
Joe Beavers said ” if these records are released the City is gone. I was also threatened by Association of Washington Cities (AWC) that if I turned over the records, AWC would cancel the City’s insurance policy.”
According to the Washington State Auditor, “there’s $200,000.00 missing and not one person can explain where it went.”
In attempt to cover up Mayor Hodo’s misappropriation of public monies, the City hired disgraced former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s attorneys below.
Not one single Gold Bar council member asked ” why does the city need a trial attorney? Did we commit crimes? Is there someone going to trial, prison, and for what? ”
Mayor Lee Hodo admitted that AWC has rejected the City’s cost in all public records matters, leaving the City to pay $1235.00 per hour to hide criminal racketeering crimes Beavers, Hill, Pennington, Kelly, and Lonn Turner ( former council member, 2009) disseminated inside email communication.
With more lawsuits expected to be filed by others, Mayor Hodo should hope that the federal government doesn’t find out that the City is stealing public water funds, otherwise the USDA may call in its water tower loan.
With more lawsuits on the way by others, perhaps the City will double the number lawyers in 2017
UPDATE: Seattle attorney Shannon Ragonesi sends threatening emails to Gold Bar Reporter after we report that Shannon Ragonesi filed a false instrument with King County Superior Court ORDERING the Gold Bar Reporters not to contact our public officials. Not only does is Ms. Ragonesi committing fraud on the taxpayers of Gold Bar, she is also trying to unilaterally rewrite the First Amendment.
Washington State attorneys Amanda Butler ( left) and Shannon Ragonesi
Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S ( Seattle Washington)
I generally sway away from writing articles on lawyers ( probably because I feel most are just doing their job), until I have concrete evidence of fraud or gross misconduct. Such is the case with Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi.
Amanda Butler, and Shannon Ragonesi are two lawyers who are not only guilty of fraud and gross legal misconduct, but who are also guilty of fleecing the taxpayers of Gold Bar Washington out of thousands of taxpayer dollars. Both are employees with Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S ( Seattle Washington).
Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi aren’t stealing from the taxpayers with the assistance of the Washington State Bar. My dedicated readers may remember that the Washington State Bar Association publically voted this summer to drop the word “Association” from its name.
Why, because the Washington State Bar Association has been hijacked by criminals like Everett attorney Geoffrey Gibbs ( convicted of fraud in the 1990s, having his lobbying license permanently revoked for stealing client’s money and is now a high ranking member of the Washington State Bar Association) in attempt to shift millions of dollars of racketeering liability off on the Washington State taxpayers. This after at least six lawsuits for Sherman Anti-Trust and RICO violations were filed in U.S. Federal District Court against the Bar.
With no surprise, Shannon Ragonesi is a former government official who gets enormous financial contracts with Snohomish County as a result ( totaling over $1 Million dollars last year alone), and Ms. Butler well she claims to be a ” senior” attorney who appears to have failed Ethics or simply believes that since her partner Shannon Ragonesi is a personal and dear friend Snohomish County Prosecutor Seth Fine and a former member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Rules Committee thus not accountable to we the people.
In December 2014, the US Supreme Court held in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners Case that the Bar Boards can be held personally liable for Sherman Anti-Trust violations. One reason why the Washington State Bar dropped the word Association, her firm, Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S ( Seattle Washington) reaps the benefits of those “free market participants associations.”
Gold Bar Washington has been cited for four years for misappropriation of public funds. In the 2013 Special Audit Washington State Auditor wrote ” there’s $200,000.00 missing and not one city employee can state where it went.”
The Gold Bar Reporters know where it went; into the pockets of unethical lawyers like Amanda Butler, Shannon Ragonesi, Michael Kenyon, Margaret King and Ann Marie Soto. Why, to hide terminated and disgraced Snohomish County’s political appointee John Pennington, and former Gold Bar Mayors Joe Beavers, Crystal Hill Pennington (bank fraud, once in Snohomish County 2005, and once in North Carolina using an alias of Chris Hill in 2000) criminal racketeering and HIPPA crimes they disseminated into email communication.
Those of my readers should note that Snohomish County Washington hired Shannon Ragonesi on behalf of disgraced former Executive Aaron Reardon after our investigation lead to Aaron Reardon’s early retirement on tribal land in Southern California. A house Aaron Reardon paid 1/5 of the fair market price for, and an issue the federal government should have an interest in. Aaron Reardon is being sued for racketeering in US Federal District Court.
A side note to the FBI. Perhaps a subpoena for former Snohomish County employee Christopher Schwartzen’s emails as it relates to transfer of public land in Marysville Washington from March to May 2011 should be sought ( within a month, Aaron Reardon has a piece of property in Indigo California)? YES, tit for tat.
If Snohomish County claims it doesn’t exist, please email the Gold Bar Reporter and will do our best to get that to the FBI as soon as possible.
In late December 2015, Gold Bar Reporter filed a racketeering, and several civil rights complaints in US Federal Court, Seattle. Instead of recusing himself, Judge Ricardo Martinez as mandated the 9th Circuit, He did what any unethical and corrupt judge would do, he kept himself on the case because several of his friends at the Washington State Bar Association are defendants. Block v WSBA, et al.
Washington State attorneys Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi from the law firm of Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S entered a notice of appearance on behalf of the City of Gold Bar and its former Mayors Linda Loen, Crystal Hill Pennington, and Joe Beavers.
Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S also entered a notice of appearance for Snohomish County’s public officials, Jon Rudicil and Aaron Reardon after both were caught committing racketeering offenses as outlined by Snohomish County reporters Scott North and Noah Haglund.
Washington State Professional Responsibility. As members of a profession and officers of the court, lawyers are obligated to act in a professional manner, obey the law, avoid conflicts of interest, and to put the interests of clients ahead of their own interests.
So my readers can assume that since Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi entered notices of appearances on behalf of the City of Gold Bar. As a result, the Gold Bar Reporter requested a copy of any contract with the City of Gold Bar, and the City claims that there is none.
In Washington State Bar Association v. Bradley Marshall, the Washington State Supreme Court held that all agreements must be in writing, clearing stating to the clients all potential and actual conflicts of interests that are foreseeable.
So my readers can imagine that one a Washington State lawyer enters a Notice of Appearance, a contract for legal services must exist. But apparently, attorneys Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi seem to be the exception or simply lack common sense.
This gross unethical breach resulted in a public records request sent to the City of Gold Bar for all records sent or received by any employee from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and Crystal Hill Pennington, Linda Loen, Joe Beavers and any Gold Bar contractor or employee over the last year.
Because there was no contract that exist, the so called “senior” counsel from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S records are now public records subject Washington State’s Public Records Act with more lawsuits expected to be filed in King County ( where the records are actually being concealed, a felony in Washington State) without redaction or exemptions.
Stupid is as stupid does. One thing is clear, our readers can assume that University of Washington is not teaching common sense and Ethics is not a core requirement. Unless both lawyers failed ethics and somehow managed to escape law school requirement of at least a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 in every class to obtain a Juris Doctorate.
I’d like for our readers to know that Shannon Ragonesi’s bio on the website of Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S states the following:
Shannon is a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of KBM. Her law practice encompasses civil rights litigation, employment litigation, labor law, school law, public records act litigation, and wrongful death and personal injury defense. She represents governmental agencies, schools, fire districts, police agencies, and their employees; as well as private corporations and citizens. Shannon has represented her clients in over 60 jury and bench trials in federal and state courts and labor arbitrations. She has also expertly represented her clients before the Washington state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a further, integral part of her law practice, Shannon investigates potential claims and provides guidance to her clients on litigation avoidance strategies.
Prior to joining Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S., Shannon was a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp where she served for over five years as a Senior Prosecuting Attorney, a Senior Torts Attorney, Chief of Military Justice, and a Military Magistrate.
Ms. Amanda Buter’s bio states from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S website states:
Amanda is a Senior Associate with Keating Bucklin & McCormack, Inc. P.S. Her practice involves all aspects of municipal and school defense litigation, including employment and labor law, law enforcement/civil rights, premises liability, personal injury, and land use. She is also an expert in litigation avoidance strategies in order to best serve her clients.
Amanda successfully represents her clients in Washington State Superior Courts, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Keating Bucklin & McCormack, Amanda served as a law clerk for the Complex Litigation Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. She graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.
After the Gold Bar Reporter requested a copy of any contract with the City of Gold Bar from Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and/or its attorneys Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi, the City of Gold Bar did what its be doing for years, covering up its criminal racketeering conduct by trying to get council approval at the next Gold Bar council meeting.
For the City of Gold Bar taxpayers, this gets even worse since Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi claim to have expended over $100,000.00 without a single contract, and they’ve already filed legal papers falsely certifying to several courts. This conduct amounts to fraud upon the courts.
But wait, the City of Gold Bar claimed in Block v WSBA et al that its had thousands of dollars of legal fees with Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi. Can legal fees be accessed without a fee agreement or contract?
Sadly, Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi already filed notices in two cases claiming to the attorneys for Gold Bar, and even managed to get fees, falsely certifying that they had a fee agreement, thus a contract.
The Washington State Auditor’s said ” the city cannot engage a law firm without a contact and must place bid notices beforehand.”
A lawsuit against Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S and Amanda Butler and Shannon Ragonesi will be filed for fraud, Consumer Protection etc.
Perhaps the University of Washington and Seattle University Law Schools should have a special legal education class for lawyers titled ” Common Sense, 101″ because at least two of its “senior” lawyers failed or missed common sense and ethics classes.