xxx voted out Sheriff Mike Winters HOLDING ANOTHER press conference when a passive inmate escapes the jail.
NOT ONE press conference when Dave Lewis & Troy Carney were murdered. Not one.
Troy's birthday 2016 came and went...last photo at Garibbay's House.
More Press from the Man who called himself : ZEBRA ONE at the department.
alias: ROUGH RIDER 56 on the #creepy dating sites.
Deputies said he ruled, " through fear and intimidation."
When good-cop Jake Franklin tried to arrest Ron Oachs; he resisted arrest (among another litany of issues)
Mike Winters ordered the report sanitized (which is a felony
Oachs was released on site. And Winters & Jordan paid the " former deputy who resisted arrest," $ 30,000.00
" It's who you try to arrest in Jackson County. "
Where is the DOJ ?
RAYTHEON...MOVE ALONG NOTHING TO SEE HERE...
" Retired general James E. Cartwright resigns from Raytheon board after pleading guilty in leak case Waltham defense contractor Raytheon Co. said Tuesday that retired general James E. Cartwright was resigning from its board after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in connection with a leak of classified information. Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) said in a regulatory filing that Cartwright — a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general — was resigning for "personal reasons." He served on the board since 2012. According to the Washington Post, the leak to two reporters was about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program. Those stories revealed information about the malicious computer software program known as "Stuxnet," aimed at crippling Iran's nuclear capabilities, Reuters reported."
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Retired General James E. Cartwright, 67, of Gainesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The guilty plea was entered in the District of Columbia.
The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein for the District of Maryland and Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
“General Cartwright violated the trust that was placed in him by willfully providing information that could endanger national security to individuals not authorized to receive it and then lying to the FBI about his actions,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord. “With this plea, he will be held accountable.”
“People who gain access to classified information after promising not to disclose it must be held accountable when they willfully violate that promise,” said U.S. Attorney Rosenstein. “We conducted a thorough and independent investigation included collecting tens of thousands of documents through subpoenas, search warrants and document requests, and interviewing scores of current and former government employees. The evidence showed that General Cartwright disclosed classified information without authorization to two reporters and lied to federal investigators. As a result, he stands convicted of a federal felony offense and faces a potential prison sentence.”
“Today, General Cartwright admitted to making false statements to the FBI concerning multiple unauthorized disclosures of classified information that he made to reporters,” said Assistant Director in Charge Abbate. “This was a careful, rigorous, and thorough multi-year investigation by special agents who, together with federal prosecutors, conducted numerous interviews, to including Cartwright. The FBI will continue to take all necessary and appropriate steps to thoroughly investigate individuals, no matter their position, who undermine the integrity of our justice system by lying to federal investigators.”
According to his plea agreement, Cartwright is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general who served as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Aug. 31, 2007, to Aug. 3, 2011, and as Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command from 2004 to 2007. During that time, Cartwright held a top secret security clearance with access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
Cartwright signed more than 36 non-disclosure agreements related to Department of Defense programs. The forms explain that the recipient is obligated by law and regulation not to disclose classified information without authorization. The forms also contain warnings that any breach of the agreement may violate federal criminal law. In addition, Cartwright received annual training about handling classified information.
On Sept. 1, 2011, Cartwright retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon his retirement, Cartwright maintained his top secret clearance. The clearance enabled him to engage in consulting and private employment, including sitting on a special committee of the board of directors of a defense contractor, which oversaw the company’s classified U.S. government contracts.
At the time of his retirement, Cartwright again signed a “Classified Information Non-Disclosure Agreement,” which included warnings “that unauthorized disclosure…by me could cause damage or irreparable injury to the United States or could be used to advantage by a foreign nation.”
Between January and June 2012, Cartwright disclosed classified information to two reporters without authorization. Some of the information disclosed to the reporters was classified at the top secret level. Each reporter included the classified information in published articles. In addition, the classified information that Cartwright communicated to one reporter was included in a book.
FBI agents interviewed Cartwright on Nov. 2, 2012. During the interview, Cartwright gave false information to the interviewing agents, including falsely stating that he did not provide or confirm classified information to the first reporter and was not the source of any of the quotes and statements in that reporter’s book. In addition, Cartwright falsely stated that he had never discussed a particular country with the second reporter, when in fact, Cartwright had confirmed classified information about that country in an email to the reporter.
Cartwright faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for making false statements to federal investigators. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. The sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon has scheduled sentencing for
January 17, 2017.Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord and U.S. Attorney Rosenstein commended the FBI for its work in the investigation and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leo J. Wise and Deborah A. Johnston of the District of Maryland, Trial Attorney Elizabeth Cannon of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section and National Security Chief Harvey Eisenberg of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who are handling the prosecution. "
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Aerospace and defense operator Raytheon Company
has been given the 2016 Industrial Award by The Air Traffic Control Association for modernizing key air traffic systems, in order to control the most complex and jam-packed airspaces across the nation.
Raytheon’s Role in Modernization
Notably, Raytheon had supported the transformation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 11 largest Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities, which are responsible for the management of up to 80% of the U.S. air traffic.
The company had worked with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the Professional Airways Systems and the FAA to install its state-of-the-art Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) over a period of 18 months at various TRACON facilities.
What is STARS?
The Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) is a high-tech air traffic control system for managing terminal area airspace. It ensures safety as well as cost reduction by eliminating the need to develop, test and deploy software on multiple systems.
Raytheon has a goal of installing the STARS at every FAA facility by 2019.
A Recent Milestone
On Oct 12, Raytheon introduced the Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, for the U.S. Air Force. This system offers significant improvements, accuracy and availability to the GPS system, which is now used as extensively by the military as the public.
We believe that high-quality air traffic management systems not only facilitate safety and rapid air transportation but also increase aviation fuel efficiency for the airline operators.
Raytheon’s consistent focus on research and development activities allows the company to churn out new and upgraded products. Raytheon invested $380 million in the first half of 2016 in research & development activities, which was 15.8% higher from the prior-year period "
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Immoral. Wrong. Shameful. Sick. Disgusting.
The cover-up, too.
What a burned body looks like. Dave had no arms & no legs. Soul sick killers used accelerants.
“The financial cost of this fraud – more than $10 million – is significant, but the human cost could have been much higher,” Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon, said in a statement. “The counterfeit hardware that Kustom Products passed off as real could have led to catastrophic failures of trucks and helicopters used by our military. This case shows that we – with many partners at the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as the IRS – will not allow anyone to make what they believe to be an easy buck on the backs of our service members.” (U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon)
" Coos Bay man and three of his sons admitted Friday that they defrauded the government to secure and keep lucrative supply contracts that prosecutors said put military members' lives at risk.
Company owner Harold Ray Bettencourt II, 60, and sons Harold Ray "Bo" Bettencourt III, 34, Nicholas Ryan Bettencourt, 32, and Peter Tracy Bettencourt, 28, all entered guilty pleas to a charge of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States. In addition, office manager Margo Antonette Densmore, 43, and the corporation itself, Kustom Products Inc., also pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge.
U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman is scheduled to sentence the defendants during a two-day hearing in December in Portland. The Bettencourts and Densmore face a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The company faces a maximum fine of $500,000.
The pleas come three years after the U.S. Attorney's Office first brought charges against the Coos Bay company, its management and employees. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Asphaug, Kustom Products Inc., under Harold Bettencourt II's direction, routinely lied to the government and supplied the military with defective or knockoff versions of the parts they were under contract to provide.
Asphaug recounted for the judge a scheme in which the Bettencourts won more than 750 contracts worth more than $10 million over the years to provide parts such as aviation locknuts or other items.
But the company repeatedly ignored the requirements laid out in the contracts, substituting cheaper, defective imitations of the authentic parts they had pledged to supply, he said. The investigation showed that employees used unapproved vendors instead of the manufacturers specifically authorized by the military, allowing them to both underbid competitors and pocket greater profits.
Some of the parts were considered "mission critical" -- vital to a particular operation or safety of military personnel. For example, the military discovered in 2008 that aviation locknuts sent by Kustom Products were defective.
Failure of the locknuts, used to attach blades to the rotor assembly of military helicopters, could be fatal, Asphaug said. The discovery prompted a worldwide inspection of the military helicopters, he said.
In addition, Asphaug said, the defendants went to great lengths to cover up as the military began questioning why it was receiving problematic parts. Employees told the military that they had sent items stored in the wrong bin by mistake, he said. Kustom Products also sent an authentic locknut to their Texas supplier, Asphaug said, and had the company reverse engineer it to manufacture a locknut that more closely resembled the one needed by the government.
The prosecutor also pointed to company emails referencing a plan to secretly use an unauthorized supplier.
An attorney for Bettencourt II, Kendra Matthews, told the judge that her defendant and the others "dispute a great deal of the facts and characterization" by Asphaug. And attorney John Kolego, who represented Peter Bettencourt said after the hearing that "mistakes were made," but also countered that Asphaug's account was not accurate.
The defendants did not comment nor clarify on which aspects they dispute.
As part of the plea agreement, they have agreed to forfeit about $360,000 worth of cash seized from several bank accounts. In addition, they forfeit ownership of a long list of vehicles, including customized Dodge Ram pickups, a Lexus, two ski jets, a boat and other assets that the government seized.
The government will also seek a judgment of restitution at their sentencing, Asphaug said.
Two other defendants did not plead guilty on Friday.
The patriarch's wife, Kathy Sue Bettencourt, is to participate in a pre-trial diversion program that allows those charged with crimes to serve probation without being convicted, Asphaug said. Joshua Lee Kemp, another employee, has been cooperating with authorities, Asphaug said in court. "
-- Helen Jung
NEXT UP and ON THE WAY :
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Dec 12, 2014 - The founder and owner of Kustom Products Inc., in Coos Bay, was ... said as he prepared to sentence members of the Bettencourt family, who
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Jun 16, 2015 - As of a result of his fraud, a Carson helicopter crashed while trying to lift off with too much weight from a remote helispot on the Iron 44 Fire
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Dave's Hyatt Lake and Dead Indian Road, Ashland Oregon
ALL TRUE HISTORY
No covering up the FACTS and TRUTH. BIG LAW COMES...
WATCH & SEE. TRUTH TODAY.
PORTLAND — Some of the biggest names in Oregon's renewable energy and forest products industries landed on a list of suspicious state giveaways during an investigative audit of Oregon's Business Energy Tax Credit Program.
The list included tax credits large and small, subsidizing everything from gigantic wind farms to a fat-rendering technology that was supposed to make biodiesel from meat scraps. It never worked and only operated briefly, but still collected more than $1.1 million in taxpayer subsidies for equipment that was left piled in a parking lot.
The forensic audit was conducted by Marsh Minick, a financial crime consulting service hired last summer by Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins. The audit identified 165 projects with $347 million in tax credits as potentially concerning.
Marsh Minick delivered its results to the secretary of state in late August. Separately, it forwarded a report to the Oregon Department of Justice detailing projects it red-flagged during its investigation through the use of fraud detection technology, its review of project files, interviews and other research.
The firm's findings weren't conclusive. It noted, for example, that it didn't complete a full inquiry of the tax credits in question, and that its list of questionable deals, culled from more than 14,000 the department processed from 2006 to 2014, was not comprehensive. But it's another embarrassing coda to a program that some Oregon lawmakers would love to forget.
The audit details ongoing and costly failures by staff at the Oregon Department of Energy in applying the most fundamental rules of the program or performing basic due diligence to ensure tax credit applicants qualified for the money and used it as intended.
Its release comes as a joint oversight committee appointed to look at restructuring the department meets Friday to discuss its recommendations for the Legislature. It also leaves the open question of whether Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will pursue her own investigation of the questionable credits.
A spokeswoman, Kristina Edmunson, said the Justice department was "still reviewing for any potential criminal or civil violations."
Neither the Energy Department nor any of the companies on the list contacted by The Oregonian/OregonLive have heard from Rosenblum's office in the two months since the report was forwarded.
"I would hope the DOJ has several people investigating those allegations in depth," said Sen. Doug Whitsett, R-Klamath Falls and a member of the oversight committee. "These are serious allegations of misuse of public funds ... and I think the people deserve to know where that money got spent."
Marsh Minick divided its list of questionable tax credits into two buckets: large projects in which the costs and resulting tax credit exceeded program limits; and "projects of concern."
The former is tied to qualifying expenditures. State law sets a maximum tax credit for each facility, per year, of $10 million, or 50 percent of eligible project costs up to $20 million. But Marsh Minick found that a variety of applicants exceeded their maximum eligible program costs, and had requested multiple credits for the same project in the same calendar year. Among those companies:
Klondike Wind Farm: The Sherman County wind farm was developed by the Portland-based developer Iberdrola Renewables, now known as Avangrid. The project was developed in four phases, and Klondike III alone applied for and received three separate $11 million tax credits in the same year.
Art Sasse, a spokesman for Avangrid, says the company's projects are separate and distinct and that it will cooperate with the Justice Department if contacted.
SolarWorld: Marsh Minick said the Hillsboro solar manufacturer applied for multiple credits on separate projects and may have violated the program's separate and distinct facilities. It ultimately received tax credits with a face value of $42 million. The report said the company's applications exceeded maximum allowable costs.
The company sent a statement: "SolarWorld operates in conformance to the highest legal and ethical standards. Regarding this investigation, we have not been approached with any questions."
Pacific Ethanol: This company built an ethanol production plant and distribution facilities in Boardman, aided in part by two tax credits worth $18.2 million. Both projects were completed in September 2007. Marsh Minick said there were possible violations of the separate and distinct facilities standard and that they exceeded maximum allowed costs.
Paul Koehler, a vice president for Pacific Ethanol, said the California-based company simply followed instructions from program managers at the Department of Energy when applying for tax credits. He maintains the two projects were separate, remain operational and represent a success for the program.
Marsh Minick labeled its second bucket of questionable tax credits as "projects of concern," which were flagged for multiple reasons.
They included a series of solar projects built by SunEdison and SolarCity. Both companies used highly complex financial arrangements that resulted in opaque project costs and ownership shared among multiple subsidiaries. In the case of Missouri-based SunEdison, Marsh Minick said it was unclear who owned the physical assets subsidized by Oregon taxpayers.
As for SolarCity, Marsh Minick pointed to cost reporting problems, and allegations that false documents and invoices had been used to make the case for tax credits. It also said there was a possibility that the California-based company generated positive net proceeds through state and federal subsidies.
Forest products companies were heavy users of the BETC program to upgrade their facilities, and a number of them were flagged as dubious, including Bear Mountain Forest Products, Boise Paper, Rough & Ready Lumber Co., and Douglas County Forest Products.
Marsh Minick found projects undertaken at the same facility with conflicting goals. In some cases, tax credits were finalized before projects were inspected. Some facilities closed or were sold soon after tax credits were granted; in one case, the equipment subsidized by taxpayers was found sitting in shipping containers, uninstalled and non operational.
There was the Team Estrogen Warehouse Project, an online retailer of fitness apparel that received $23,493 to build what Marsh Minick determined was an illogical bike commuter room, at its warehouse along a country road in Hillsboro. The credit was justified by its projected 15-year energy savings, but the company moved after three years.
Clear Edge Power Projects, another Hillsboro firm, received $8.6 million to help develop and manufacture fuel cells. The company ultimately moved its operations to California, filed for bankruptcy, then was purchased by a South Korean firm that sold its assets in an auction.There's no record of what became of the equipment funded by Oregon taxpayers"