Washington State Supreme Court threatening reformists, violating the public trust

 “When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]”  Anne Bishop

Anyone who been investigating massive racketeering and corruption in Washington State knows one thing, we have a serious problem that at one time in history ( 1960s through 1980s) our courts were honorable and would correct wrongs. Not so much any more. There is nothing honorable about our judiciary threatening lawyers who care about protecting the rights of Washingtonians. 

But that’s just what the Washington State Supreme Court just did. 

Last week, the Supreme Court issued an exparte ORDER threatening the Washington State Board of Governors (BOG) with contempt/disbarment if the BOG continued to demand that the  Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Directors stay out of the legislative function of the WSBA BOG. After all, the WSBA is an “association” just like the AAA or American Medical Association.

Last year, the WSBA BOG was taken over by “reformists” who are demanding reform.  This immediately following the arrest of WSBA President Robyn Haynes for theft in Spokane County and after the Gold Bar Reporter’s report on WSBA Guardian scammer and WSBA Hearing Officer Lin O’Dell’s racketeering offenses against Washingtonians was exposed in the following article:

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

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Member of these committees/boards/panels:

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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.

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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.

 

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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

 

President of Washington State Bar Association resigns hours before criminal warrant issued

“When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]”  Anne Bishop


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On June 23, 2017, Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) President Robin Lynn Haynes was notified of pending criminal charges for theft.

Some of you may not have known this since the  Seattle Times (Washington’s most circulated newspaper) assisted the WSBA by not reporting.


 

A few weeks ago, the Gold Bar Reporter received a tip from an insider at the WSBA, confirming that the Washington State Supreme Court has been engaging in exparte communication with the WSBA Office of Disciplinary Counsel (WSBA ODC) Directors Paula Littlewood and Doug Ende.  With the WSBA reformists now in control of the WSBA BOG, demands were made ordering WSBA Director Paula Littlewood and Doug Ende to stop interfering with BOG’s legislative functions. Instead WSBA Director Paula Littlewood and Doug Ende went to Olympia, behind closed doors, and had an exparte meeting with the entire Washington State Supreme Court.  

Behind closed doors, and in violation of Washington State’s Open Meeting laws, the entire Washington State Supreme Court and WSBA Directors Paula Littlewood and Doug Ende met secretly and wrote an ORDER threatening the WSBA BOG with contempt charges if the WSBA BOG continues to demand reform. 

The WSBA BOG’s demanded that the WSBA ODC stop interfering with the WSBA BOG’s functions. WSBA BOG Reformists are seeking WSBA Executive Directors Littlewood and Doug Ende’s immediate termination, and bylaw amendments passed that give power back to the Board of Governors and the Sections.  The insider  said  reforms must include” the right of referendum preserved, and available for license fee issues.  So,  that is clearly reform.  I think they can be persuaded to take discipline out of political control from the Executive Director.” Paula Littlewood is the Executive Director for the WSBA. 


My readers may recall that the WSBA Practice of Law Board resigned in late 2015, citing gross violations by the Washington State Supreme Court conspiring with WSBA Directors of Sherman Anti Trust violations, creating a monopoly over delivery of legal services in Washington State.  

 

Board members blast Washington State Bar, resignations spread like wild flowers

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Washington State Bar Association, Inc.

Placing profits over people”


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Washington state’s Practice of Law Board (POLB) is virtually defunct because of massive resignations and in fighting feuds with the bar association’s leaders.

No, it cannot be the Washington State Bar’s corrupt elite few Board members trying to control the honest fight for justice Boards and its members?  Shocking!


Attorney Scott Smith writes a letter basically agreeing with the Gold Bar Reporters federal Racketeering complaint; Washington State Bar Board members are threatening members who disagree, all in an effort to dominate the Washington State Bar 

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On November 8, 2015, former POLB board members released an 11-page letter (PDF) accusing the executive director of the state bar of pursuing “a campaign to eliminate the Practice of Law Board (POLB) citing disgust over how to bridge the access-to-justice gap in the state.

The 11 page letter to the Supreme Court has validity because we found records from the City of Gold Bar proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg, bank fraud 2005) was writing motions, briefs, and pleadings for two former Snohomish County Dept. of Emergency Management employees, we reported Ms. Hill Pennington to the Bar, but lead counsel Linda Eide (caught destroying evidence in several proceedings) and Doug Ende allowed Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg, bank fraud) to continue harming the public with her criminal conduct ( practice of law without a license).

If our story on the King County ( which we believe extends to every county in this state is not enough to start removing judges and lawyers from office, I’m not sure what is) animal abuse scam, a racketeering enterprise designed to fleece the taxpayers of Washington State for a small few to line their pockets with the gold of others, isn’t enough to push reforms inside the Washington State Bar, I believe its time to start a new Reformed Washington State Bar.

Something hundreds of us reformist already started ( Rwsba.org coming soon).


The letter signed by several members of the POLB, including ex-chairman Scott Smith stated there has been countless clashes between the POLB, and the Bar’s Director over the POLB’s role in regulating the unauthorized practice of law.

“The treatment of the practice of law board over the last three years is a textbook study on how to discourage and disempower a board comprised of volunteers: oppose their mission; cut their budget; withhold meaningful staff support; personally attack and seek to oust the volunteers who disagree with you; conduct secret meetings to discuss the future of the group without informing its volunteer members or inviting them to participate; dismiss or reject out of hand the volunteers’ concerns; and replace the group’s members and leadership team,” the resigning board members wrote. “There is no surer way to demoralize a group of volunteers and undermine their good intentions.”

The POLB was set up as an independent entity under the Washington State Supreme Court, but partly funded by the state bar.  Although it as structured so that POLB would not be unduly influenced by the rest of the bar association,  the POLB letters of resignation stated the Bar’s Director has undermined and even threatened the POLB with elimination on multiple occasions.

Threats that we believe amount to Racketeering, extortion, bribery, and threats against persons property interest.  In December 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in FTC v North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners that if the supervising branch ( in this case the Supreme Court) is not actively supervising its Board members, then they are subject to lawsuits, with no immunity, under Sherman Anti-Trust.  see http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/north-carolina-board-of-dental-examiners-v-federal-trade-commission/

Several Racketeering and Anti-Trust law suits have been filed against the Washington State Bar in U.S. Federal Court, only after public records confirm that the Washington State Bar’s Directors, counsel, and Board members are guilty of extortion, threats, and bribery.

The POLB’s resignation letter supports that the Bar is being dominated by Board members who are threatening members who have a difference of opinions. As attorney Smith claims ” to dominate  and control the Boards.”


“The Washington State Bar Association has a long record of opposing efforts that threaten to undermine its monopoly on the delivery of legal services,” the resigning board members wrote. The 13-person POLB is now down to four as a result of resignations.


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The Washington State Bar Association said that the letter contained “significant misinterpretations and misunderstandings.” The letter also maintained that the POLB, when reinstated, was instructed to focus on consumer protection and explore new ways for non-lawyers to provide legal and law-related services and to cease its enforcement activities.

“Access to justice and the protection of the public are unwavering commitments shared by the Washington Supreme Court and the Washington State Bar Association,” Robin Haynes, president-elect of the Washington State Bar Association.  Ms. Haynes was just elected in June 2015.

POLB disgusted members also noted that the WSBA Board of Governors voted unanimously to eliminate the POLB in May 2012, a month before the Washington Supreme Court formally adopted the LLLT rule. The supreme court voted to reinstate the POLB in June.

POLB chairman Smith says “The composition of board is critical,” Smith said. “If you can control who is on the board, then you can control the outcome. [Chief Justice Madsen] rejected our opinions on who should serve on the board, and the court was putting off having a conversation with us about our concerns. As a volunteer board, it’s pretty hard to get a whole lot done if we don’t have support.”

“If the board is no longer independent and becomes a rubber stamp for the state bar, then it’ll prevent any meaningful reforms to solving the access-to-justice gap,” Smith said.


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Bravo to attorney Scott Smith for having the courage to stand up for Justice.  Your letter  of resignation will prove very helpful in my Racketeering, ADA, and Sherman Anti-Trust suit against the thugs inside the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

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In early 2018, the Gold Bar Reporter exposed Snohomish County Public Defender Association documenting that Snohomish County Public Defender and the County Prosecutors are fixing criminal cases.

Snohomish County Washington, fixing cases to ensure convictions

"Fighting corruption is not just good governance. Its self-defense. It's patriotism." Joe Biden


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Nazi Germany, “alive and well inside Washington State” 

Nazi law and order was predicated on the idea that all individuals shall be subordinate to the state. Adolf Hitler enacted strict laws prohibiting political opposition, and free speech. It was Hitler who decided what societal norms were, and it was he who outlawed any behavior he deemed as ‘anti-social behaviors’’, including alcoholism, drug addiction, begging, promiscuity, political dissent, prostitution and homosexuality.


Snohomish County Defenders Association, throwing cases gaining political favor

The Snohomish County Public Defenders Association clams to be a non-profit 501(3)(c).   It’s director is Vicki Norris, a partner at the law office of Anderson Hunter in Everett.  Ms. Norris is married to a Washington State Court of Appeals Division I Judge Robert Leach.  With no surprise, Robert Leach was also a partner at Anderson Hunter law firm in Everett.

Anderson Hunter law firm has one of the largest civil defense contracts with Snohomish County, its managing partner is G. Geoffrey Gibbs, a Pro Tem Snohomish County Commissioner, and a person who manages the financials ( 18 million annually) for the Washington State Bar Association.

So this means, Vicki Norris, is not only the Director of the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association, she is also a civil defense contractor to provide a legal defense when Snohomish County gets sued for malicious prosecution.

Imagine this.  You’re charged with a crime inside Snohomish County Washington. You’re poor and cannot afford a lawyer. Snohomish County refers you to a taxpayer funded public defender, whose director is Vicki Norris, a partner at the law firm of Anderson Hunter Snohomish County’s largest contractor providing civil defense.

So not only does the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association rely on government money for its existence, it’s Director, a managing partner, is also receiving money from the County to defend against lawsuits filed against the County for civil rights violations.

If that’s not bad enough, you also learn that Vicki Norris’s husband is a Court of Appeals Division One Judge, whose friends inside Court of Appeals Division One will influence your appeal, whether criminal or civil.

a dishonest scheme; a fraud, throwing cases for political and financial favors are just a few words that come to mind, when I think of Snohomish County Public Defenders Association.


First Step to Throwing a Case, Deal or No Deal

When I think of our criminal justice system, I think of a game show, Deal or No Deal. It’s a television game show that revolves around the opening of a set of numbered briefcases, each of which contains a different prize (cash or otherwise). The contents (i.e. $$ amount) of all of the cases are known at the start of the game, but the specific location of any prize is unknown. The contestant claims (or is assigned) a case to begin the game. The case’s value is not revealed until the conclusion of the game.  Technically, the game is stacked against the player ( the accused).

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The analogy here is simple; when the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association and its managing directors’ hold the largest contracts with Snohomish County justice is perverted, and cases are thrown as political favors, and financial rewards ( contracts), resulting in justice being perverted in favor of the almighty dollar.

One such case thrower is attorney and Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz.


 

Former Washington Post Watergate reporter Bob Woodward was right, ” follow the money.”


 

In the middle of 2016, I began investigating a simple criminal misdemeanor case involving a seventy-year old petite nurse, who is alleged to have assaulted a neighbor.  The neighbor stands almost six feet tall, weighs well over two-hundred fifty pounds, and just happens to be the tenant of Anderson Hunter’s managing partner, G. Geoffrey Gibbs, who if you remember is also a Snohomish County Commissioner.

In Judge Downes’s warped sense of justice, exercising your legal right to challenge corruption is worthy of a $70,000 SLAPP fine, especially when doing so involves suing his good friend and County commissioner G. Geoffrey Gibbs.

In 2011, G. Geoffrey Gibbs was being sued by the seventy year old nurse for infringing on her property.  At the same time, Gibbs’s tenant who lives next door to the nurse alleges that she was assaulted by the nurse.

First point of order, the alleged victim goes to court for restraining order. DENIED. So when the restraining order didn’t work, G. Geoffrey Gibbs sends an email to Everett city attorney and his personal golf buddy Michael Fisher and says ” charge her anyways so she will have to expend a large retainer…”

Imagine, your claiming you’re a victim of crime, you go to court seeking a restraining order, the judge denies your request, basically stating there’s nothing here. Then, your landlord, who just happens to be a county commissioner write to the Prosecutor, who happens to be his golf buddy, and you’re then charged with assault. It’s now six years later, and her case is still pending.

What caught my attention about this case was a just two years out of law school Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz was acting as a ” Pro Tem Judge.”

As an investigative journalist with a Juris Doctorate degree here in Washington State, I remember saying ‘what makes a recent law school graduate qualified to serve as a judge?”

US House of Representative House Speaker Tip O’Neil once said ” all politics is local.”  This famous quote leads me to believe what US House Speaker Tip O’Neil meant was all things in our lives are affected by local politics.  But instead of paying attention to local politics, which is the hot bed for corruption, our duopoly, Democrats v Republicans, or our so called democracy  have Americans fighting over abortion, welfare, and guns.

Reporter Bob Woodward came up with an easy solution to uncovering corruption, “Follow the money.”  Under Woodward’s general principles  of ” follow the money”, corruption equates to money, political influence in exchange for political favors, this here in Snohomish County equates to fixing cases to gain a financial benefit.

After watching Everett Municipal Court maliciously prosecute a 70 year old nurse with no prior criminal history, I began investigating Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz for corruption.

Sadly, I write in remembrance of my Constitutional law and ethics Professor who said ” Our criminal justice is failing. Anne, I know you’re going to instigate change where change is needed ( boy was that an understatement). This generation cares nothing about the rights of the accused…” At the time, I had just completed a Juris Doctorate degree and had no idea what he meant, but thanks to attorney Jason Schwarz, I do now.


 

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Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz “the biggest lawyer looser” 

 

For Snohomish County Defendant Jerry Bogart, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe’s Office failed to disclose to Jerry Bogart that Snohomish County Sheriff’s investigator David Fontenot is a known Brady Cop guilty of excess of force and terminated as a result.

But this story didn’t end here.  In 2016, at the bequest of another blogger who couldn’t attend another trial, Brady Cop David Fontenot was the investigator on another case involving a mother of five, a small business owner, with no prior criminal history, named Lori Shavlik.

Soon after hearing of Ms. Shavlik, I started sifting through her files, learning quickly that Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office not only failed ( really hid) to disclose information it had in its possession as it relates to Brady Cop David Fontenot,  he was also a witness against her and allowed to assist the Snohomish County Prosecutor during trial.  This in front the jury; in criminal cases all witnesses are supposed to be sequestered.

Thankfully for Ms. Shavlik a jury acquitted her of all charges, seeing through the countless fabricated evidence and false testimony presented by Brady Cop David Fontenot in her case.

Snohomish County Prosecutors’ ignore the constitutional rights of defendants, spit on Brady v Maryland like its a piece of toilet paper, and have rigged Snohomish County’s criminal justice system against defendants by contracting with one law firm, claiming falsely that Snohomish County Public Defenders’ Association is not a public agency and its managing partners from Anderson Hunter, for the delivery of legal services.

This conduct reeks of Sherman Anti-Trust issues, another topic for another day. However, public defender and Washington State attorney Jason Schwarz is team player inside what I consider to be gross Sherman Anti-trust violations and a racketeering scheme, fixing cases to ensure convictions.


“When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]”  Anne Bishop

In 2016, the Honorable Justice Alex Kozinski held in the Joshua Frost case, said King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office violated a rule requiring the disclosure of information material to the case “by willfully withholding evidence of Shaw’s domestic-violence plea deal and permitting Shaw to lie on the stand.”

Justice Kozinski said the prosecution’s tactic were deliberate, and not an oversight. The County Prosecutor’s public records officer Kelli Williams kept Shaw’s signed plea agreements secret until two days after Frost was convicted and the office stonewalled in providing Frost this information when he doggedly requested it.

But the truth is, King County’s withholding of evidence to ensure conviction is governed by Association of Washington Cities (AWC).   AWC insures almost all public defenders, counties, cities, and its employees here in Washington State.

A few weeks ago attorney Jeffrey S. Myers, said ” We cannot settle this suit because Anne Block requested records and would benefit financially.  We will not let her win.”  Jeff  S. Myers, an attorney with Lyman, Daniel, Kamerrer, and Bogdanovich, is a contractor for AWC, located in Tumwater Washington.

Snohomish County and its contractors such as Snohomish County Public Defenders Association are all members of AWC.

So imagine, not only are you using a public defender whose managing director is a managing partner in Snohomish County’s largest civil defender law firm of Anderson Hunter, and Snohomish County government are insured through AWC.


Throwing cases, AWC style 

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The hand shaking brings me back to attorney and Snohomish County Public Defender Jason Schwarz throwing the Jerry Bogart case in exchange for political influence, and government contracts.  A few months ago, an objective observer witnessed Jason Schwarz bragging to another person how after the Bogart case he was setting up his own private practice.  One source claims that Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office as a reward plans to divert public defense monies his way, because Schwarz helped the Prosecution throw cases. Bogart was no different.

On November 22, 2017, I witnessed attorney Jason Schwarz put his client Jerry Bogart on the stand, having him testify against himself.  From any objective observer, it was clear that Jerry Bogart’s IQ is less than 75, thus in my opinion he was not able to fully comprehend the charges against him. Hence why Bogart was assigned counsel.

Looking through parts of the Bogart files, it’s clear that the Prosecutor did not have a case, unless Bogart admitted guilt.  As a result, Jason Schwarz needed to convince Bogart into testifying. However, Jason Schwartz and the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office had one problem, Washlite Board member and local activist Lori Shavlik had been visiting inmates in the County jail trying to get the word out about the county’s undisclosed Brady Cop David Fontenot.

As an activist interested only in justice, Ms. Shavlik was handing over Brady Cop Fontenot’s criminal history files over to defense attorneys and inmate, while I was emailing judges informing them of Brady Cop Fontenot, placing Fontenot’s files into the public record forever. This resulted in Jason Schwarz and Snohomish County restricting inmates from having Lori Shavlik on its visitors list.

Obviously when defendants have information that leans in their favor, and withheld in violation of Our Supreme Court’s holding in Brady v Maryland, they tend to say wait a minute, not so fast. Jerry Bogart was no match for attorney Jason Schwarz, and since Lori Shavlik had been restricted from visiting inmates, Jerry Bogart was left to rely on attorney Jason Schwarz.

According to Jerry Bogart’s family, attorney Jason Schwarz relentlessly convinced him to testify against himself.  Why, because the Prosecutor’s Office had nothing, and Schwartz needs legal contracts to set up his private practice.

As one can imagine, Jerry Bogart, a man with a very low IQ, at the relentless urging of his defense attorney Jason Schwarz testified against himself.  On November 22, 2017, Ms. Shavlik and I popped into Judge Janice Ellis’s courtroom and witnessed, in part, Bogart’s testimony. if Jason Schwartz conduct wasn’t bad enough, I sat, in tears, watching Judge Janice Ellis standing up just aside the jury box, as Bogart testified, nodding her head up and down, in agreement, when the Prosecutor questioned Jerry Bogart.

 

What Lori Shavlik and I witnessed Judge Janice Ellis do was commit egregious judicial misconduct, ensuring conviction of man, with a low IQ, one has to wonder if he even understood or could fully grasped the charges that were lodged against him.

After public defender Jason Schwartz had Jerry Bogart testify against himself, the jury only spent two hours to issue a conviction on all counts. After the jury was released,  Lori Shavlik and I spoke to several jurors who told us ” Bogart testified against himself and gave the Prosecutor what they needed to convict”  another said ” Not sure why Bogart testified  because up until then the Prosecutor had nothing” and another said ” I don’t care.”

Judge Janice Ellis’s judicial misconduct will be forever imprinted in my head, and leaves me struggling to sleep at night.

Both Jason Schwartz and Judge Janice Ellis were contacted for comment. As of today both have refused comment.

 

I agree with the Honorable 9th Justice Alex Kozinski, we have a major problem inside our so called criminal justice system.


Polk County Florida school teacher Wendy Bradshaw Phd. said in pertinent part “I will not subject my child to this disordered system, and I can no longer, in good conscience, be a part of it myself. Please accept my resignation from Polk County Public Schools.”

Until the federal courts start enforcing 1983, RICO, and Sherman Anti – Trust violations, as illustrated herein, I shall not be part of this disordered system either.


Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block, reporting from the front lines of Democracy. She has written extensively on Washington State Bar’s guardian scam, involving WSBA hearings office, judges, doctors, and banking agents. She is also suing the Washington State Bar Association and Snohomish County Washington for RICO and gross 1983 

 

Washington State Bar violating Washingtonians civil rights, sued again

Washington attorneys, Steve Eugster, Robert Caruso and Sara Ferguson join our fight against the Washington State Bar, exposed again for corruption, violating constitutional laws of Washingtonians.  But this time, on behalf of all Washingtonians, as the Washington State Bar trying to rewrite the Washington State Bar Act.

A close ally inside the Washington State Legislature was contacted and he would say is   “the Washington State Bar does not have the legal authority to regulate and dominate free market participants.”

 

 

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Activist Bill Scheidler accuses Washington State Bar of being a shadow government

Amended RICO     Left_Arrow  click to the left to review Bill Scheidler’s RICO complaint

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Bill Scheidler, a great American!

Looks like another Washington resident is fed up with corruption inside the Washington State Bar Association’s “little gang of thieves” declares the Gold Bar Reporter.

Thank you Bill for standing up for what you believe in.  We need more great Americans like Bill Scheidler!

Bill Scheidler voted Gold Bar Reporters citizen for 2015!

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Republished with permission of http://www.snocountyreporter.com

Ms Kamb is one of those rare lawyers that in spite of the fear of attack, destruction and retribution still chose to try to do what was right for her clients in spite of the costs.

She has fought an almost 20 yr battle in taking on the wife of one of the WSBA board of Governor’s spouses. She has paid for it dearly, but I am going to let her tell her story in her own words with no edits. If you have an elderly relative, or are involved with any type of Guardianship or Trustee issues I would ask that you pay very close attention to the following letter.

She is currently in jail as far as I know, and I would ask that anyone who has been defended or protected by her over the last 2 decades please speak up for her. She is all alone now.

To the Editor of the Skagit Valley Herald and to the good people of Skagit County:

This is the letter that will never be printed in the Skagit Valley Herald.  The Herald has written its story.  It was not the story that I would have written of course.  It is not even close to the story I would have written, but it is the story you, the citizens of Skagit County read on its pages.

Here is my letter to the Editor of the Skagit Valley Herald:

Not at any time have I been personally contacted before you published any of your stories regarding me and no one from your paper was in the courtroom the only time I have spoken.  I gave my story in an allocution statement.  It is on the record.  Reporting partial accounts or only what is handed to you as the full story gives the public a false impression.  Investigating matters appears to be no one’s strong suit.  Not the Skagit Valley Herald, not the Mount Vernon Police and not the WSBA.  All of which have a duty to investigate before acting.  By far a more compelling story would be why your newspaper was given this particular story and why you & I were given no exculpatory information that was clearly available to all of the investigating parties yet went unreported.

I KNOW that I may hold my head high because I know that unlike some I have always dealt squarely and forthrightly in my dealings with other lawyers as well as members of the bench and of the public.  In doing so I stepped on toes.  I called it like I saw it and when I heard untruths I called a few liars, the was especially prevalent in Skagit County’s Ex-Parte Court.  When I saw repeatedly, guardianships being filed by the same people, lawyers who are & were tenant’s of the hospital lawyer, and as a creditor the hospital filing guardianships that gave preferential treatment to the hospital lawyer’s tenants and specifically requesting that his wife be appointed by the Court as the Guardian ad Litem, I spoke out.

When that same Court appointed GAL did an extremely poor job, I spoke to her privately requesting that she specifically contact a health provider about the cancellation   of a much needed wheelchair for the alleged incapacitated person.  This GAL very flippantly told me not to tell her how to do her job and that her investigation was complete.  Even though I had just informed her that the woman’s care center had contacted me and needed this device to care for her properly.  At the time the only oversight was the Court.  Because of the GAL’s refusal to make this single telephone call a woman was left without support of a much needed medical device until her death.

The GAL’s job is to investigate and make recommendations to the Court.  In refusing to investigate this necessary medical device’s cancellation she failed in her duty.

In zealously representing my client as well as being a mandatory reporter, I was required by law to point out this GAL’s errors and the only place to report it to was the Skagit Valley Probate Court.  After which I was threatened by the GAL’s husband, the  hospital lawyer, a now sitting member of the WSBA Board of Governors, who between clenched teeth told me “You’ll be sorry for this Rosemary”  after I did what was required of me by law to do.  Report the abuse of an elder in jeopardy.  By pointing out the gross failure of duty by the Court appointed GAL in her inept investigation the full abuse of the power and authority of the Washington State Bar Association disciplinary system was focused upon me for nearly ten years.

To this day I stand by my assessment.  Now that very same GAL/wife, who did the worse report I read in over twenty years of practice, is in charge of overseeing complaints against GAL’s in three counties.  THREE COUNTIES!  Her own reports were questionable, yet now she is in charge of overseeing all GALs.  How does that happen?  Connections?  They know who they are.  They know what they have done.

I’ve never filed a phony bar complaint.

I’ve never gone behind anyone’s back by claiming to give NOTICE when I hadn’t.  I’ve never began a lawsuit against someone and failed to serve them to get a default judgment against them.  I’ve never had a default judgment entered when I knew the person was nearby and obviously could be served easily if service was attempted.  I’ve always gone straight to the person and I’ve always given others the opportunity to be heard.

I’ve never given false testimony or had illegal Ex-Parte Orders entered.

Twice I’ve had issues with an order.  The first time I had a problem with an order it came concurrent with a racially inspired conflict over an incident involving one of the co-director’s pushing and slapping my then ten year old son at play practice.  My son was acting in a local theatre company’s version of Peter Pan.  When my son who very much enjoyed acting and being chosen for a part told me he did not want to return to practice I discovered what had happened and personally went to the Director to specifically find out what led to the incident witnessed by a number of actors.  At the time this person apologized profusely and responded with all the politically correct sentiments but my son and I never felt welcomed again by that particular theatre group and for good reason, from then on we were hazed repeatedly by members of the cast and crew, invited and uninvited to cast parties, and I was 86’ed from backstage even though the job I had signed up to do from the beginning was to be the back stage gofer.  Not all of the cast but a good deal of you jumped on that band wagon.  You know who you are and you know what you did, and we know it too.

This Director and been appointed fairly recently as a Court Commission and it was his clerk who caused the problem with the order.  I clearly heard this man’s clerk tell me he had signed the order I had left earlier when ex-parte was overflowing.  I came back in the early afternoon, at which time I was told that the Commissioner had signed the oder .  When I asked for the original the clerk told me she had filed it in the Probate box at the Court Clerk’s office.  I conformed my copies and sent out the order to a local bank for action to be taken.  Late afternoon my office received a call from the Court Clerk indicating we had an order to be picked up.  This is when I discovered the order had not been signed and I immediately called and notified all parties.   At the time I was told it was an honest mistake.  Instead it became courthouse gossip.  Gossip over whether I had properly apologized to this Commissioner’s Clerk (who had told me that he had signed an order that had not in fact been signed.)  It amazed me because of the obvious distortions of the story to cover the backside of the person at the court.  They didn’t think I’d hear what was being said, and what was being said was far from the truth.  Instead she chose to lie and repeat that lie to anyone who would listen to her tale.  A lie that placed my reputation for honesty in question.

The second incident came when this same Commissioner who had abused my son, and who had either instructed his clerk to say he had signed an order or whose clerk didn’t bother to ask him and then assumed he would sign it and told me he did so she did not have to say she hadn’t presented it to him, who knows; but this same Commissioner in another guardianship matter failed to ask what a “qualified plan” was when I presented to him that this guardianship was only necessary to distribute a single qualified plan.  Instead this decision maker pretended to know what one was when I specifically asked if he understood the taxing consequences of withdrawing funds from a qualified planned.  Had he simply admitted to not knowing the consequences of taxing qualified plans much of my later ordeal would have been avoided, but if there is one thing that most lawyers will never do – is admit that they are ignorant.

Courthouse gossip, like any untrue statements spread distrust of people and situations.

We all are human so we all make mistakes.  Lawyers don’t like to be wrong.  Neither do Judges or those with the authority of Judges, like Commissioners.

I have found that honestly pointing out these things to some in authority causes you great harm.  This I do not believe should be happening in our courts.  Honest, hardworking people should be able to get to the truth without our elected officials egos getting involved.  Without their perceptions, rather than the facts, being the reason for their actions or inaction.  As officers of the Court we are to rise above the pettiness, but when big egos get bruised they tend to retaliate in ways that they find available.  Often that is at another’s expense.  Retaliation at my expense has been very far reaching.  Thinking that by bringing someone else down they will regain what they perceive they have lost, or at least puff them up again has no place in our Courts and needs to be rooted out by voters.  It is my hope that the voters of Skagit County heed the call.

Gossip is one of the tools bruised egos use to get their revenge and gossip is rampant in the Skagit County Court, and likely with many other courts as well.  However, when the powers that be allow courthouse gossip to flourish then everyone should be very aware that what they are doing can harm good honest hard working people.  Lying to cover up your own mistakes is just wrong, but doing it and then talking about people knowingly to put them in their place is maliciously passive aggressive, to knowingly harm another just  isn’t decent.  You know who you are.  You know what you have said and done.

Notice is a necessity under the law.  It is not at anyone’s discretion.  Entering default orders to force criminal proceedings where you know there was no criminal act is not only disgraceful but unconscionable by the bench.  Giving Notice to the Pioneer Board but not to me was an abuse of the power of your position and it is morally reprehensible that you would use your position to harm me because your ego got bruised when you butted into a guardianship matter that had never come before you.  Together you and the Commissioner conspired, assuming wrongdoing.  You were proven wrong in your perception.  You were given an opportunity to be heard and instead you conspired together to get me and you did.  It wasn’t enough to ruin my reputation, no that wasn’t enough for some of you.   So I’m gone.  I’m in jail.  You’ve made me appear to be what you are protecting.  There will be others to come after me who will not break under your bullying.  Others who are stronger than I am but like me will not compromise their principles or integrity just to avoid the wrath of a two-faced back stabbing witch.  There are other’s who won’t play the status quo ball either.  They are coming.  The good people of Skagit County need to know that there are honest, hardworking lawyers zealously representing them and making decisions, but that there are unconscionable, cold hearted, public employee parasites like you who should not be re-elected ever again due to your unethical use of the law and your blatant disregard for notice before you strike.  You cannot pretend to uphold the integrity of the legal system if you are one of the main problems.  You know who you are and you know what you have done.  Where is that story?

Signing arrest warrants without probable cause after being asked for nearly twenty years to recuse yourself from all matters regarding me is obviously bias. Then ordering search warrants after the plea just proves the police had nothing, there was no probable cause for any criminal complaint, just a regurgitation of WSBA’s partial investigation, (because all exculpatory information was withheld by the very same WSBA that refuses subpoenas while asking for me to waive my confidentiality instead; then when I do so they claim their own confidentiality in my file.  Tell me, does the WSBA have confidentiality when it is a self governing body?  I know that the bar’s Executive Director Paula Littlewood never once used the word “transparency” when answering one of UW’s first year law student’s question as to what exactly does self governing mean.

Obviously, self governing means never having to be accountable for the WSBA’s own errors, investigations, misrepresentations and Statements of Concern.)

But, getting back to the point raised above, You sir, the Judge who signed my arrest warrant, you are a liar and always have been since I first dealt with you on a 1994 Estate. You know who you are and it does not surprise me that while sitting on the bench you think everyone before you is a liar, because you were a liar before the bench.  It is unfortunate that the people of Skagit County who vote have not seen your real side as I have.  Let’s hope you never run unopposed again for re-election.

But then, you lied about my brother too, didn’t you.  You recanted your statement but only after he had been disbarred.

Then there is another ex-parte liar who used your same allocations against my brother almost word for word against me in that previously mentioned matter where the Commissioner’s clerk told me an order had been signed.  First this Sheriff’s daughter admitted that it was an honest mistake, in writing.  Yet then she takes my brother’s complaint almost word for word and has her client file a phony bar complaint against me believing no doubt that I would be disbarred too.   Did your client tell you that he was investigated by APS, I wonder?  You think that because I called you out in ex-parte for lying to the Court that you should harm me?  You were the liar.  Not me.  You and your client who I reported because I am a mandatory reporter of abuse to elders in jeopardy.  You who the court appoints as guardian yet you barely do your job, but always proactively collect your fee.  You aren’t fooling me.  There’s no doubt you can fool the WSBA , you have friends in high places.

I complained because a GAL wasn’t doing her job, but she was never investigated by the WSBA, I was.  Why, because she encouraged the complaint and I relied upon the WSBA to do their job investigating the matter.  Often I was told by the bar investigator that if  anything, ANYTHING BY ANYONE,  was found to be an action for disciplinary proceedings it would be thoroughly investigated and the party would be disciplined, yet this derelict wife of a WSBA crony was never investigated.  So how is the bar protecting the integrity of the judicial system?  I informed them and gave them the information which is in the Skagit Court files, but the WSBA never got the files.  Instead, the WSBA let one of the people I specifically told my investigator about be a bar custodian of papers and complaints.  Yes, someone specifically pointed out as conspiring to harm another lawyer by making false statements and by withholding information was put in charge of disciplinary files as custodian in the years my case was being heard.  Was that because the WSBA ignores some complaints that should be investigated while dismissing others who provide favors or is it because the WSBA also fails to adequately investigate and is therefore derelict in its duty to us all?  It certainly isn’t protecting the integrity of the system as it’s mission statement implies.

On another note, the attorney witness for the prosecution testifying to excessive fees certainly is the pot calling the kettle black when one of you knowingly testified my fees were excessive after you charged over sixty thousand dollars in less than six months on a referral I gave to your old firm.  When I called to discuss it with you I was told you were no longer with the firm but had opened your own firm which I called and was told you were on vacation in Italy.  Bearing false witness is a sin.  Being a graduate of a number of Catholic Schools* you know that too.  You know you are the true crook and you testified against me out of spite.  Shame, shame on you, here’s to Dante’s Inferno not being fiction.

Just because lengthy probates with exorbitant fees is the way Skagit County has always done it doesn’t mean it is the way it should be done.  I taught people they could do living trusts and avoid probate.  This empowered the people and took their private family matters out of a mandatory court setting.  That is what the Trust, once executed, says to do and is the law everywhere but apparently Skagit County.

Here instead of following what is written in the four corners of the trust document being the law, we have one ridiculous Judge who instead of using mediation as it is intended, goes around the trust to hire every beneficiary a mediator who is also a lawyer which defeats the purpose of the trust, stole from multiple charitable beneficiaries and is a violation and an abuse of the system.

Judges who make these type of decisions instead of honoring the four corners of the document are taking away the avoidance of probate designed in the revocable living trust and leaving the parties in the probate court where they never intended to be.  People beware.  This is happening here in Skagit County and it is only making some lawyers more wealthy and stealing from your estates.

I was the messenger, I tried to warn the powers that be and discovered that some of the powers that be like the way things have always been done.  The people they socialize with reap the benefits. Under TEDRA this Judge appoints a mediator to replace every lawyer and takes these trusts through probate.  That is wrong.  They know it is wrong and they are doing it anyway.

Know that if you have a revocable living trust that upon your death it becomes irrevocable and anyone who wants to go to court IS CONTESTING the basic nature and  autonomy of that trust.  Don’t fall for anyone telling you that they are just clarifying the document or language and talk you into taking your trust to Court under TEDRA; you are being deceived by your lawyer and by anyone sitting on the bench who signs such an order.

You know who you are.  I named you in my allocution.  Its only time before you will be seen for what you are and people will see what you have done.  You haven’t won, this is to be continued for the sake of all the residents of Skagit County and all the creators of trust documents.

I know what you have done, and are doing.  It is time the people of Skagit County know who you are and what you are doing.

Anyone else may think what they like, however, I would ask the people who have met me and dealt with me personally as well as those who worked with me and who used my services if what they have read in the newspapers, what was given to the newspapers by the WSBA and certain other sources about  what has transpired involving me with & in the courts; – Does this at all go with your idea of the person that YOU know me to be?  The person who once had a stellar reputation, the one who sat across from you, spoke with you, counseled you, went to school with or picked strawberries or dug bulbs or waited tables with?

If it doesn’t then ask yourself,  WHY?.   There is a story here and it isn’t me.

Respectfully,
Rosemary Kamb
Always a lawyer just formally licensed.

Making criminals out of non criminals, our lovely friends at the Washington State Bar

UPDATE: The WASHINGTON STATE BAR HAS REFUSED COMMENT AS OF TODAY, APRIL 9, 2015; ONCE THEY DO WE WILL POST THEIR COMMENTS WITHOUT CENSORSHIP


To the Editor of the Skagit Valley Herald and to the good people of Skagit County:

 

 

 

This is the letter that will never be printed in the Skagit Valley Herald.  The Herald has written its story.  It was not the story that I would have written of course.  It is not even close to the story I would have written, but it is the story you, the citizens of Skagit County read on its pages.

 

Here is my letter to the Editor of the Skagit Valley Herald:

 

 

Not at any time have I been personally contacted before you published any of your stories regarding me and no one from your paper was in the courtroom the only time I have spoken.  I gave my story in an allocution statement.  It is on the record.  Reporting partial accounts or only what is handed to you as the full story gives the public a false impression.  Investigating matters appears to be no one’s strong suit.  Not the Skagit Valley Herald, not the Mount Vernon Police and not the WSBA.  All of which have a duty to investigate before acting.  By far a more compelling story would be why your newspaper was given this particular story and why you & I were given no exculpatory information that was clearly available to all of the investigating parties yet went unreported.   

 

I KNOW that I may hold my head high because I know that unlike some I have always dealt squarely and forthrightly in my dealings with other lawyers as well as members of the bench and of the public.  In doing so I stepped on toes.  I called it like I saw it and when I heard untruths I called a few liars, the was especially prevalent in Skagit County’s Ex-Parte Court.  When I saw repeatedly, guardianships being filed by the same people, lawyers who are & were tenant’s of the hospital lawyer, and as a creditor the hospital filing guardianships that gave preferential treatment to the hospital lawyer’s tenants and specifically requesting that his wife be appointed by the Court as the Guardian ad Litem, I spoke out.   

 

When that same Court appointed GAL did an extremely poor job, I spoke to her privately requesting that she specifically contact a health provider about the cancellation   of a much needed wheelchair for the alleged incapacitated person.  This GAL very flippantly told me not to tell her how to do her job and that her investigation was complete.  Even though I had just informed her that the woman’s care center had contacted me and needed this device to care for her properly.  At the time the only oversight was the Court.  Because of the GAL’s refusal to make this single telephone call a woman was left without support of a much needed medical device until her death.  

 

The GAL’s job is to investigate and make recommendations to the Court.  In refusing to investigate this necessary medical device’s cancellation she failed in her duty.

 

In zealously representing my client as well as being a mandatory reporter, I was required by law to point out this GAL’s errors and the only place to report it to was the Skagit Valley Probate Court.  After which I was threatened by the GAL’s husband, the  hospital lawyer, a now sitting member of the WSBA Board of Governors, who between clenched teeth told me “You’ll be sorry for this Rosemary”  after I did what was required of me by law to do.  Report the abuse of an elder in jeopardy.  By pointing out the gross failure of duty by the Court appointed GAL in her inept investigation the full abuse of the power and authority of the Washington State Bar Association disciplinary system was focused upon me for nearly ten years.  

 

To this day I stand by my assessment.  Now that very same GAL/wife, who did the worse report I read in over twenty years of practice, is in charge of overseeing complaints against GAL’s in three counties.  THREE COUNTIES!  Her own reports were questionable, yet now she is in charge of overseeing all GALs.  How does that happen?  Connections?  They know who they are.  They know what they have done.  

 

I’ve never filed a phony bar complaint.  

 

I’ve never gone behind anyone’s back by claiming to give NOTICE when I hadn’t.  I’ve never began a lawsuit against someone and failed to serve them to get a default judgment against them.  I’ve never had a default judgment entered when I knew the person was nearby and obviously could be served easily if service was attempted.  I’ve always gone straight to the person and I’ve always given others the opportunity to be heard.  

 

I’ve never given false testimony or had illegal Ex-Parte Orders entered.  

 

Twice I’ve had issues with an order.  The first time I had a problem with an order it came concurrent with a racially inspired conflict over an incident involving one of the co-director’s pushing and slapping my then ten year old son at play practice.  My son was acting in a local theatre company’s version of Peter Pan.  When my son who very much enjoyed acting and being chosen for a part told me he did not want to return to practice I discovered what had happened and personally went to the Director to specifically find out what led to the incident witnessed by a number of actors.  At the time this person apologized profusely and responded with all the politically correct sentiments but my son and I never felt welcomed again by that particular theatre group and for good reason, from then on we were hazed repeatedly by members of the cast and crew, invited and uninvited to cast parties, and I was 86’ed from backstage even though the job I had signed up to do from the beginning was to be the back stage gofer.  Not all of the cast but a good deal of you jumped on that band wagon.  You know who you are and you know what you did, and we know it too.

 

This Director and been appointed fairly recently as a Court Commission and it was his clerk who caused the problem with the order.  I clearly heard this man’s clerk tell me he had signed the order I had left earlier when ex-parte was overflowing.  I came back in the early afternoon, at which time I was told that the Commissioner had signed the oder .  When I asked for the original the clerk told me she had filed it in the Probate box at the Court Clerk’s office.  I conformed my copies and sent out the order to a local bank for action to be taken.  Late afternoon my office received a call from the Court Clerk indicating we had an order to be picked up.  This is when I discovered the order had not been signed and I immediately called and notified all parties.   At the time I was told it was an honest mistake.  Instead it became courthouse gossip.  Gossip over whether I had properly apologized to this Commissioner’s Clerk (who had told me that he had signed an order that had not in fact been signed.)  It amazed me because of the obvious distortions of the story to cover the backside of the person at the court.  They didn’t think I’d hear what was being said, and what was being said was far from the truth.  Instead she chose to lie and repeat that lie to anyone who would listen to her tale.  A lie that placed my reputation for honesty in question.  

 

The second incident came when this same Commissioner who had abused my son, and who had either instructed his clerk to say he had signed an order or whose clerk didn’t bother to ask him and then assumed he would sign it and told me he did so she did not have to say she hadn’t presented it to him, who knows; but this same Commissioner in another guardianship matter failed to ask what a “qualified plan” was when I presented to him that this guardianship was only necessary to distribute a single qualified plan.  Instead this decision maker pretended to know what one was when I specifically asked if he understood the taxing consequences of withdrawing funds from a qualified planned.  Had he simply admitted to not knowing the consequences of taxing qualified plans much of my later ordeal would have been avoided, but if there is one thing that most lawyers will never do – is admit that they are ignorant.

 

Courthouse gossip, like any untrue statements spread distrust of people and situations.  

 

We all are human so we all make mistakes.  Lawyers don’t like to be wrong.  Neither do Judges or those with the authority of Judges, like Commissioners.  

 

I have found that honestly pointing out these things to some in authority causes you great harm.  This I do not believe should be happening in our courts.  Honest, hardworking people should be able to get to the truth without our elected officials egos getting involved.  Without their perceptions, rather than the facts, being the reason for their actions or inaction.  As officers of the Court we are to rise above the pettiness, but when big egos get bruised they tend to retaliate in ways that they find available.  Often that is at another’s expense.  Retaliation at my expense has been very far reaching.  Thinking that by bringing someone else down they will regain what they perceive they have lost, or at least puff them up again has no place in our Courts and needs to be rooted out by voters.  It is my hope that the voters of Skagit County heed the call.  

 

Gossip is one of the tools bruised egos use to get their revenge and gossip is rampant in the Skagit County Court, and likely with many other courts as well.  However, when the powers that be allow courthouse gossip to flourish then everyone should be very aware that what they are doing can harm good honest hard working people.  Lying to cover up your own mistakes is just wrong, but doing it and then talking about people knowingly to put them in their place is maliciously passive aggressive, to knowingly harm another just  isn’t decent.  You know who you are.  You know what you have said and done.

 

Notice is a necessity under the law.  It is not at anyone’s discretion.  Entering default orders to force criminal proceedings where you know there was no criminal act is not only disgraceful but unconscionable by the bench.  Giving Notice to the Pioneer Board but not to me was an abuse of the power of your position and it is morally reprehensible that you would use your position to harm me because your ego got bruised when you butted into a guardianship matter that had never come before you.  Together you and the Commissioner conspired, assuming wrongdoing.  You were proven wrong in your perception.  You were given an opportunity to be heard and instead you conspired together to get me and you did.  It wasn’t enough to ruin my reputation, no that wasn’t enough for some of you.   So I’m gone.  I’m in jail.  You’ve made me appear to be what you are protecting.  There will be others to come after me who will not break under your bullying.  Others who are stronger than I am but like me will not compromise their principles or integrity just to avoid the wrath of a two-faced back stabbing witch.  There are other’s who won’t play the status quo ball either.  They are coming.  The good people of Skagit County need to know that there are honest, hardworking lawyers zealously representing them and making decisions, but that there are unconscionable, cold hearted, public employee parasites like you who should not be re-elected ever again due to your unethical use of the law and your blatant disregard for notice before you strike.  You cannot pretend to uphold the integrity of the legal system if you are one of the main problems.  You know who you are and you know what you have done.  Where is that story?  

 

Signing arrest warrants without probable cause after being asked for nearly twenty years to recuse yourself from all matters regarding me is obviously bias. Then ordering search warrants after the plea just proves the police had nothing, there was no probable cause for any criminal complaint, just a regurgitation of WSBA’s partial investigation, (because all exculpatory information was withheld by the very same WSBA that refuses subpoenas while asking for me to waive my confidentiality instead; then when I do so they claim their own confidentiality in my file.  Tell me, does the WSBA have confidentiality when it is a self governing body?  I know that the bar’s Executive Director Paula Littlewood never once used the word “transparency” when answering one of UW’s first year law student’s question as to what exactly does self governing mean.  

Obviously, self governing means never having to be accountable for the WSBA’s own errors, investigations, misrepresentations and Statements of Concern.)    

 

But, getting back to the point raised above, You sir, the Judge who signed my arrest warrant, you are a liar and always have been since I first dealt with you on a 1994 Estate. You know who you are and it does not surprise me that while sitting on the bench you think everyone before you is a liar, because you were a liar before the bench.  It is unfortunate that the people of Skagit County who vote have not seen your real side as I have.  Let’s hope you never run unopposed again for re-election. 

 

But then, you lied about my brother too, didn’t you.  You recanted your statement but only after he had been disbarred.  

 

Then there is another ex-parte liar who used your same allocations against my brother almost word for word against me in that previously mentioned matter where the Commissioner’s clerk told me an order had been signed.  First this Sheriff’s daughter admitted that it was an honest mistake, in writing.  Yet then she takes my brother’s complaint almost word for word and has her client file a phony bar complaint against me believing no doubt that I would be disbarred too.   Did your client tell you that he was investigated by APS, I wonder?  You think that because I called you out in ex-parte for lying to the Court that you should harm me?  You were the liar.  Not me.  You and your client who I reported because I am a mandatory reporter of abuse to elders in jeopardy.  You who the court appoints as guardian yet you barely do your job, but always proactively collect your fee.  You aren’t fooling me.  There’s no doubt you can fool the WSBA , you have friends in high places.

 

I complained because a GAL wasn’t doing her job, but she was never investigated by the WSBA, I was.  Why, because she encouraged the complaint and I relied upon the WSBA to do their job investigating the matter.  Often I was told by the bar investigator that if  anything, ANYTHING BY ANYONE,  was found to be an action for disciplinary proceedings it would be thoroughly investigated and the party would be disciplined, yet this derelict wife of a WSBA crony was never investigated.  So how is the bar protecting the integrity of the judicial system?  I informed them and gave them the information which is in the Skagit Court files, but the WSBA never got the files.  Instead, the WSBA let one of the people I specifically told my investigator about be a bar custodian of papers and complaints.  Yes, someone specifically pointed out as conspiring to harm another lawyer by making false statements and by withholding information was put in charge of disciplinary files as custodian in the years my case was being heard.  Was that because the WSBA ignores some complaints that should be investigated while dismissing others who provide favors or is it because the WSBA also fails to adequately investigate and is therefore derelict in its duty to us all?  It certainly isn’t protecting the integrity of the system as it’s mission statement implies.

 

On another note, the attorney witness for the prosecution testifying to excessive fees certainly is the pot calling the kettle black when one of you knowingly testified my fees were excessive after you charged over sixty thousand dollars in less than six months on a referral I gave to your old firm.  When I called to discuss it with you I was told you were no longer with the firm but had opened your own firm which I called and was told you were on vacation in Italy.  Bearing false witness is a sin.  Being a graduate of a number of Catholic Schools* you know that too.  You know you are the true crook and you testified against me out of spite.  Shame, shame on you, here’s to Dante’s Inferno not being fiction.

 

Just because lengthy probates with exorbitant fees is the way Skagit County has always done it doesn’t mean it is the way it should be done.  I taught people they could do living trusts and avoid probate.  This empowered the people and took their private family matters out of a mandatory court setting.  That is what the Trust, once executed, says to do and is the law everywhere but apparently Skagit County.  

 

Here instead of following what is written in the four corners of the trust document being the law, we have one ridiculous Judge who instead of using mediation as it is intended, goes around the trust to hire every beneficiary a mediator who is also a lawyer which defeats the purpose of the trust, stole from multiple charitable beneficiaries and is a violation and an abuse of the system.

 

Judges who make these type of decisions instead of honoring the four corners of the document are taking away the avoidance of probate designed in the revocable living trust and leaving the parties in the probate court where they never intended to be.  People beware.  This is happening here in Skagit County and it is only making some lawyers more wealthy and stealing from your estates.  

 

I was the messenger, I tried to warn the powers that be and discovered that some of the powers that be like the way things have always been done.  The people they socialize with reap the benefits. Under TEDRA this Judge appoints a mediator to replace every lawyer and takes these trusts through probate.  That is wrong.  They know it is wrong and they are doing it anyway.

 

Know that if you have a revocable living trust that upon your death it becomes irrevocable and anyone who wants to go to court IS CONTESTING the basic nature and  autonomy of that trust.  Don’t fall for anyone telling you that they are just clarifying the document or language and talk you into taking your trust to Court under TEDRA; you are being deceived by your lawyer and by anyone sitting on the bench who signs such an order.

 

You know who you are.  I named you in my allocution.  Its only time before you will be seen for what you are and people will see what you have done.  You haven’t won, this is to be continued for the sake of all the residents of Skagit County and all the creators of trust documents.    

 

I know what you have done, and are doing.  It is time the people of Skagit County know who you are and what you are doing.  

 

Anyone else may think what they like, however, I would ask the people who have met me and dealt with me personally as well as those who worked with me and who used my services if what they have read in the newspapers, what was given to the newspapers by the WSBA and certain other sources about  what has transpired involving me with & in the courts; – Does this at all go with your idea of the person that YOU know me to be?  The person who once had a stellar reputation, the one who sat across from you, spoke with you, counseled you, went to school with or picked strawberries or dug bulbs or waited tables with?  

 

If it doesn’t then ask yourself,  WHY?.   There is a story here and it isn’t me.

 

Respectfully, 

 

Rosemary Kamb 

 

Always a lawyer just formally licensed.

 

*Just to clarify to all you good Catholics in Skagit Valley.  The Arch Diocese of Seattle is running a Bank.  Your Catholic School Endowment was established to keep school funds out of the hands of the Arch Diocese in Seattle and here locally.  Over the past thirty years the Arch Diocese has done what it could to access the school’s endowment by controlling the funds.  This was never the intent of the Endowment.  The law suit filed against me by the lawyers of the Arch Diocese who made all kinds of nefarious & unethical allegations against me was heard in Federal Court and all of the allegations were by a preponderance of the evidence were found to be unfounded, but that did not stop any of you from believing the original lies and it cost the school payments on a convertible contract at a much higher interest rate than what the Arch Diocese was willing to give the school.  The Arch D has a conflict of interest with the school and forwarded their own agenda which cost the school dearly.  Whether you believe it or not.  The proof is in the baptismal font.  But for true guilty feelings over her false actions, frivolous lawsuit and likely the impending fear of all good Catholics, that of burning in hell; there would be no new baptismal font in Mount Vernon’s new church.  Omissions of truth are lies just the same and your money cannot wash away the origin you’re cowardice and lies have caused.   YOU know who you are and you know what you have done, and the rest of you don’t know the facts, but  certainly that hasn’t stopped anyone from talking and gossiping and drawing conclusions however inaccurate these may be.

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