Sheriff Falls. A good man in any camp.
" Outgoing Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls said he felt supported by the community and sheriff's office employees, but was treated disrespectfully by county administrators.
After finishing two years of a four-year term, Falls will work his last day as sheriff Friday. He has accepted a position as director of police services and 21st century policing for the city of Gresham east of Portland.
During a Tuesday press conference, Falls said he is excited by the new position and is looking forward to moving closer to his daughter, who is in college.
But Falls also said he was treated in a demeaning way by Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan, Senior Deputy County Administrator Harvey Bragg and Jackson County Budget Committee members Craig Morris and Dick Rudisile.
"The relationships weren't there, and that's tough because you need positive relationships if you're going to continue to do your job in a professional manner," Falls said.
Falls said he was spoken to in a demeaning manner that left him feeling embarrassed and humiliated. After a while, he said he felt his voice wasn't being heard.
Falls said it was a difficult decision to speak out.
Jordan could not immediately be reached for comment.
Jackson County Commissioner Rick Dyer said he did not want to discredit Falls' perceptions.
An elected official who also works closely with Jordan, Dyer said he hasn't ever felt like he was treated disrespectfully by the county administrator.
"I think Danny may not have kid gloves on all the time, and he can be blunt when he's getting his point across," Dyer said. "Maybe a little better bedside manner is something to work on. I've never felt demeaned by Danny. He can be terse. I can see why some people may perceive that as demeaning."
Daniel Jordan. Seriously Rick Dyer. It's what goes on that you don't
know or pay attention to...that matters.
Falls said someone posted a racially charged social-media post about him. When he took his concerns to the county's human resources department, he said he was told the department would take no action about harassment or bullying of an elected official.
Falls said he has experienced occasional racism throughout his life and was not surprised by the incident. He said he was surprised by what he called the repeated demeaning treatment from county officials.
"I haven't been talked to like I was a third-grader since I was in third grade," Falls said, adding that the treatment was particularly surprising because he long has been a professional in law enforcement and has never been spoken to in that way.
Despite what he called a bad experience with the county administration, Falls said sheriff's office staff members supported him as he made a variety of changes to professionalize and modernize the department.
"They haven't agreed with everything we've put out there, but they have moved forward with a very professional, open-minded attitude - and it's been awesome. Same with the community," Falls said.
Some community members have disagreed with his decisions, but Falls said their comments were never disrespectful or disparaging.Falls said he is deeply concerned that former Sheriff Mike Winters, whom he defeated, is one of the applicants for the interim sheriff position. Falls said selecting Winters would set the county back.
"We had to hit the reset button when I started," Falls said.
The Board of Commissioners will begin deliberating on Falls' replacement in January and select a person to finish his term.
Falls said he hasn't recommended a replacement, but favors someone from within the organization who would continue moving the department forward.
Sheriff's office employees are among the six people who applied by a Dec. 23 deadline.
Falls said after he implemented changes to the sheriff's office, it began attracting applicants from surrounding cities who had heard about the forward-thinking moves.
Falls said he is sorry that some of those new hires may feel cheated and frustrated by his early departure.
He also apologized to the larger community for not finishing out his term.
"I need to say publicly I'm sorry it didn't work out," Falls said.
Some local organizations have called on commissioners to appoint a community panel to review the interim sheriff applicants and make a recommendation.
Falls said if commissioners do convene a panel, he hopes members include professionals such as a police chief and someone from the Jackson County District Attorney's Office. He would also like to see citizen members who represent all sections of the community. "
Today would have been Dave Lewis'
55th birthday.. 12/23
A GREAT GUY and Loving Dad. Good friend. Speaker of Truth.
- KILLED AT AGE 46... KILLING DOESN'T SOLVE PROBLEMS IN THEIR HEADS or SOULS
Killed & burned by soul sick killers.
Many families & people seeking justice for multiple reasons...
Thanks Be to God. Who works in wonderful & mysterious ways...
The following was written by a, wild-one, who never realized that LOVE will be the next step... not the illusion of what happiness really is (not) Money doesn't garner respect, a good night's sleep, sincere hearts, good judgement, morals, values, integrity...
God's Gifts Are The Greatest Love of All. Peace in the Soul.
Dave would have hit-it-off with you, in a most joyful friend way~ PEACE ON EARTH...GOODWILL TOWARD ALL...
" would like to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I have not been as dilligent as I would like in keeping in touch as this has been a very difficult year for me, filled with heartache and loss. I realize that I am not the only one feeling this and rather should count my blessings rather than my losses and remember that there are many who have far less and need more help than I do. Also, realizing that it feels better to give than to receive, I encourage you all to lift your spirits and those of others around you by “Giving” even if it is just a smile! and like the ripple effect…it will spread and be passed on. I also know that more is gained by looking forward than backward and working at positivism in the face of negativity. Let this New Year be filled with Hope and New beginnings as we strive to move forward and onward. May you all feel true and genuine love and be blessed by those around you and all who are touched by your smile, whether you know them or not. Smiles are free, so please give all you can!
in the “Spirit of Christmas”……
When the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.
" Well I heard from various places..."
that's called rumor Danny Jordan.
How about starting with a true vetting process...
so that facts & truth are present FIRST...
EXAMPLE: Mike Winters' first wife took a restraining order out against him, for threatening, when she was leaving him...but he became Sheriff anyway. Zebra One. Rough Rider 56...#creeper.
" Joel can correct me if I am wrong..."
Where does one start??? " with Daniel Jordan
" the bigger they come the harder they fall. " Watch & See.
- -- Danny Jordan should stop gossiping..." I said it could include any of these & none of these, "
Daniel Jordan is not a Commissioner &
should STOP speaking out of turn. Better yet, fire the Danny.
Vet Baby Vet.
No Constitutional Sheriff who are Oath Keepers (DOJ not fond of those boys)
No restraining orders (like Winters had)
No inside contracts & deals. (Winters )
No old-guard. No cheaters. No liars. No psychological problems. No child abandonment. No DUI. No conflict of interest. No lack of education. No padded resumes.
To protect and serve. Listen Up.
Lindsay Ranch meeting the night of the murder. A Turn off from Dead Indian to Upper Lakes.
How the sickophants made it about their egos. Soul sick killers.
Example: What a burned body without arms or legs looks like.
Similar to what soul-sickos & cohorts did to Dave.
Who knew !Helped & covered for Flicked the bic / Lit the match
The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he's ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration.
Costs for the two Boeing 747s are "totally out of control," Trump told reporters in the lobby of his New York skyscraper.
The government has contracted with Boeing to build the planes, which would go into service around 2024. That means Trump wouldn't fly on the aircraft, which carry U.S. presidents around the globe, unless he pursued and won a second term. But the Air Force has pressed for a faster schedule, saying the current version is becoming too expensive to repair and keep in good flying shape.
The contract for the planes was to be about $3 billion, but costs have been reported to be rising. Trump tweeted early Tuesday, "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!"
Later, he said the costs are ridiculous: "I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money."
The price of Boeing stock dipped after his comments but not drastically. Trump had tweeted in 2013 that he owned Boeing stock, but a spokesman said Tuesday he sold all of his stocks in June.
The company said in a statement, "We are currently under contract for $170 million to help determine the capabilities of these complex military aircraft that serve the unique requirements of the president of the United States. We look forward to working with the U.S. Air Force on subsequent phases of the program allowing us to deliver the best planes for the president at the best value for the American taxpayer."
Trump now uses his own plane, a Boeing 757, which he has outfitted with white leather and gold, a large flat-screen television and a bedroom. But as president it is expected that he would travel aboard the Air Force jet, which is equipped with special safety, defensive and communications equipment. Air Force One also has seating for reporters; Trump generally does not allow the press on his own plane.
Later Tuesday, Trump will be using his 757 to travel to the second stop of his "thank you" tour, in North Carolina, less than a week after his return to rallies at an Ohio appearance that felt more like a raucous campaign stop than a traditional speech by a president-to-be.
At that Cincinnati stop, Trump disparaged the media as "dishonest," inspired loud "Build the wall" chants, took swipes at fellow Republicans and stunned his own aides with his surprise announcement from the stage that he was appointing retired Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense.
Mattis' selection was being formally announced Tuesday, and he is to appear with Trump at the evening event in Fayetteville.
Later this week there will be rallies in Iowa and Michigan as Trump barnstorms the country to salute his supporters who delivered victories in the battleground states he needed to capture the White House. And on Saturday, Trump will attend the 117th annual Army-Navy football game, spending half the game on Navy's side of the stadium and the other half on Army's side. The game between the two military academies often draws the commander in chief; both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have attended in recent years.
Before leaving for North Carolina Tuesday, Trump was slated to hold a number of meetings in New York, including with Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who is meeting about a diplomatic post, and radio host Laura Ingraham who is being considered for press secretary.
Those interviews come a day after Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead.
Carson, who opposed Trump in the Republican primaries, has no background in government or running a large bureaucracy.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump's choice to be ambassador to the United Nations, has no foreign policy experience. Steve Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood executive, is Trump's man to lead the Treasury Department but has never worked in government. And Mattis, a widely praised battlefield commander, spent decades in the Marines but now is tapped to run the nation's largest government agency, the Defense Department, with 740,000 civilian employees in addition to 1.3 million service personnel.
Carson would oversee a budget of nearly $50 billion that provides rental assistance for more than 5 million households. Demand for that assistance is high in part because housing costs are rising faster than incomes. HUD also promotes home ownership with the Federal Housing Administration underwriting about 1 in 6 mortgages issued in the U.S. The agency is charged with enforcing federal fair housing laws, too.
-- The Associated Press
Violent tempered and pleading guilty...Mahar will plead guilty to assault and harassment on a woman
while attacking a man in Medford Oregon.
And why did Danny Jordan see fit to contact the Jackson County Sheriff Department and try to interfere with the investigation???
Mahar and his attorney have figured out he can't get out of this
Mahar's taking a plea deal 11/17/16 Friday.
Pleading to assault and to a crime against a woman; pleading to harassment as well.
24 months bench probation
No weapons or intoxicants for 24 months and
30 days in jail
--Bad publicity for Mahar Homes.
Put on 2 dirt campgrounds on the Pacific Crest Trail, as RV. Put the wheels back on.
What goes around comes around...bet Karma isn't finished with the lot of em yet.
The perfect storm of murder was permitted to brew in what
bad xsheriff - Mike Winters' called " shangra la"
Because a minor teenager CAN NOT legally consent to having sex; they do not understand or comprehend the long-range, damaging, insidious, effects of sexual molestation & predatory adults.
" A former Ashland youth pastor is facing felony sex-abuse charges for alleged contact over at least five years with a young girl he knew through his church, and a church leader said the youth pastor has confessed his crimes.
Kenneth Leo Baker, 44, of Ashland, faces four felony and two misdemeanor sex charges for alleged incidents involving a single victim between 2006 and 2011. At least four of the incidents allegedly occurred when the girl was younger than 14 years old, court records show.
Jackson County sheriff's Capt. Nathan Sickler said Baker made contact with the victim through First Baptist Church of Ashland, where records show Baker was a youth pastor.
"They were introduced through the church," Sickler said.
Pastor Don Baldrica told the Mail Tribune that on Oct. 25, 2016 Baker "revealed what he had done" to him and other church leaders. Baldrica said he immediately notified the sheriff's department and the state Department of Human Services that Baker confessed to illegal sexual contact with a minor.
The church board then met the following evening and terminated Baker, Baldrica said.
An October post on the church's website showed Baker was a pastor there since 1997, when he left a job at the Medford airport. The website no longer mentioned Baker on any page Monday.
Baker was arraigned Friday on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of second-degree unlawful sexual penetration, which are both felonies that each carry mandatory minimum sentences of more than six years in state prison upon conviction.
He was also arraigned on two misdemeanor counts of third-degree sexual abuse.
During Baker's Friday arraignment, Jackson County Circuit Judge Patricia Crain set Baker's bail at $500,000 and returned him to the Jackson County Jail, where he has been held since his Thursday arrest.
Baker is due back in court Friday.
Court documents state that, while the alleged sexual contacts date back to 2006, they initially went unreported.
Sickler said sheriff's deputies were notified of the alleged abuse about six weeks ago through a DHS report, which triggered the investigation.
To date, investigators know of no other alleged victims involving Baker, Sickler said.
Sickler asked anyone with information about the case to call sheriff's
Detective David Seese at 541-774-8304.Sickler declined to reveal the age of the alleged victim or where she lives so as not to identify her. "
A Teenager, " under the age of majority," can not consent to having sexual contact.
Oral, intercourse, touching, kissing, texting or otherwise.
No matter what.
Do the crime, it comes back . Truth always outs.
If you or someone you know, has or is, covering-up sexual molestation, participating in (or has) or is currently having sexual contact with a male or female teenager,
REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.
" The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as recognized or declared in law. It is the moment when minors cease to be considered children and assume legal control over their persons, actions, and decisions, thus terminating the control and legal responsibilities of their parents or guardian over them."
Gonna Clean Up Jackson County any day now...riiiiight....
- - Danny Jordan...about that unethical / inappropriate home loan...
$ 649,000.00 tax payer funded...
Justice in Jackson ... All the Way Around.
Back in September, you said that teacher charged with sexting his student had a December court date. What was the outcome of the trial?
- No name given, via email
" You haven't missed the outcome of former South Medford High School social studies teacher Richard Michael Fay's case, but it hasn't reached its conclusion yet.
Last month, Fay's lawyer Robert Schrank moved to postpone the trial in Jackson County Circuit Court, requesting a court date in the last week of March, court records show.
To use the Sun Tzu quote, "Wheels of justice grind slow but grind fine."
Shrank asked for extra time in order to go through the multiple phone and internet records prosecutors had admitted into evidence, but there's a possibility the case could reach its end before the trial date set for March 28, as Shrank said he's begun negotiating with prosecutors.
Fay has previously entered not guilty pleas to multiple felony charges that include using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, second-degree encouraging child sex abuse and luring a minor, alleging that Fay, 38, sent and received explicit messages to and from at least two student victims, and had physical sexual contact with at least one of them.
We will update this case as it develops. "
Only the word: TERRORIST was never used... Not Not Not
by any government entity, the USA, the FBI, the Canadians, or the de Jarays...until it suited their money goals;
only the salacious press and Joe Kellerman about this blog.
Purpose Driven. Those all sweet defense contracts...sugar.
Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, December 12, 2016 9:00PM EST
The Canadian government wants a U.S. court to toss out a lawsuit that accuses it of ruining the life of a British Columbia woman, who alleges it knowingly gave false information to the FBI and American border services that branded her a terrorist and an arms dealer.
A document filed in U.S. district court in Seattle by the Canadian government says the legal dispute has no place being heard outside of Canada because it was filed by a Canadian against Canadian defendants.
Perienne de Jaray is the former executive vice-president and co-owner of Apex USA, previously a multimillion-dollar subsidiary of electronics maker Apex Canada, which her father launched.
De Jaray contends in a legal submission that the Canadian government's actions were motivated by a desire to appease the U.S. administration by proving it could robustly enforce U.S. arms export restrictions, which she argues could help Canada's defence companies gain trade exemptions and secure access to lucrative American defence contracts.
None of the allegations have been proven in court. The lawsuit names the federal attorney general, Canada Border Services Agency and Global Affairs, as well as several bureaucrats
The federal government declined comment on behalf of all the agencies and the named individuals in the lawsuit, saying it does not comment on matters before a court.
A complaint for damages filed earlier this year says Apex USA was forced to fold after the Canadian government passed along information to the FBI alleging the company illegally shipped weapons-grade electronics to Hong Kong in late 2008, which later turned out to be false.
The Canadian government admitted it was wrong in 2013 and dismissed the charges, later paying de Jaray's father an unknown amount to settle a civil lawsuit, the document says.
De Jaray's lawyer, Janis Puracel, said in an interview that an American court is the proper venue to hear the grievance because much of the harassment took place on U.S. soil and ultimately resulted in her client no longer being allowed to live in the country.
Additionally, she said the government's suggestion of Canada as a "suitable alternate forum" to hear the complaint contradicts earlier, informal communications that de Jaray's lawsuit would be barred in Canada under the statute of limitations because too much time has passed.
"Basically, what we've ended up in is a position where she doesn't have relief in a Canadian court and she doesn't have relief in an American court," Puracel said. "So we're stuck in this limbo in between, based on their argument."
Her court submission refers to Canadian investigators dropping off business cards and meeting with U.S.-based employees of Apex in the U.S.
"(De Jaray's) claims arise out of defendants' unlawful acts to engage U.S. authorities, which allowed defendants to gain access to plaintiff's employees, customers and suppliers on U.S. soil," a court document says.
"It was that conduct that ultimately destroyed (de Jaray's) life, work and ability to lawfully stay in the United States.
Bet it is tossed...watch & see.
All in little ole Jacksonville & Medford de Jaray & Deboer
Ashland Airport - - Dave's Road.
With Dave's Mountain Peak in the background...
- - Wine & MacDonalds & International wheels & deals.
Cause life's so tough... on OPM $$$$$ Other People's Money.
Steve de Jaray's " hardship" en Mexico y Hong Kong.
de Jaray had moved on from the marriage...long before the Canadian Gov. was involved. VET.
Ashland High School gym foundation re run for Deboer & de Jaray...
de Jaray with business license(s) still in Oregon until 2013 ~
Case will be tossed. Watch & See.
Somebody tell Zebra One & His Shangra la Cohorts.
Well Rhonda... we aren't really interested in you, or your vacations. But Louis2 Mahar ruining the nurse's graduation party, harassing beautiful intelligent women (who won't take his treatment), embarrassing his children, coworkers and family, costing the taxpayer money, taking precious time away from law enforcement because he can't control his Mahar2 fists or mouth or his actions; now that is some serious business. As is a " balcony tumbling down," Since you are such an expert on JUSTICE...tell us all about who works for Mahar, how Mahar ended up with assault & putting a man in surgery, all you know about relationships ( and do you honestly think it's all public or known to the family? lol ) not to mention those who want the truth silenced? As for lies Rhonda, we only write, print and speak the truth. How's that defense workin for you & the Mahar karma ? "
" It's all long-over-due & their karma coming home to roost. " The Louis Mahar named in the lawsuits is an elder member of the Mahar family, not the younger Louis Mahar, who recently entered no contest pleas to assault and harassment charges after injuring a man during a graduation party." Well that's putting it beyond mildly.
When the financial-pay-out & hubris is their bottom line, a zebra1 type, by any other name is still out for the very, very, very wrong reasons. What goes around comes around. ""
@JustisDaveLewis you are such a nut. It's unbelievable someone could be so deranged. Neither Louis goes to Hyatt Lake. Makes one wonder about the rest of the stuff flowing freely from your fingertips. "
@Rhonda De Carlow or whomever you are, hiding in ...How do you know what land holdings, holiday "visits" ," fishing trips", secrets, monies & financing, relationships or outings Louis 1 or Louis 2 take? What do you know of the corruption of Hyatt Lake, Moon Prairie, Johnson Prairie, or Keno Quarry ? How about Danny Jordan attempting to interfere in the Mahar investigation. Of course you don't. So stop trying to silence facts. Unnamed sources do...start with the ranch hands...
@JustisDaveLewis hiding in? Are you on drugs? I obviously know a lot more than you know being you are talking about my family. Do your homework anyone who knows anything about them knows we are related. And, isn't there an arrest warrant out for you due to be found guilty for making up lies about someone else? "
@JustisDaveLewis oh and as far as where they holiday aka vacation. I just got back from vacation with them in their villa down in ***** Mita, Mexico. Why the heck would we be at Hyatt Lake fishing? "
" Five people have filed lawsuits seeking more than $2.3 million in damages after allegedly suffering injuries when a Medford apartment complex balcony collapsed.
Four family members plus a neighbor said in their lawsuits the balcony detached from the main building and collapsed in September, causing a host of injuries that included a concussion, herniated disk and a hand pierced by a nail. The apartment complex is on Brookhurst Street.
Medford Fire & Rescue responded to the collapse. A fire marshal noted dry rot and a low number of nails used in the balcony's construction.
The lawsuits allege the parties being sued were warned the balcony was unstable and was deteriorating but failed to repair or replace the balcony.
A Jackson County Circuit Court judge ruled this week the separate cases should be consolidated.
Tracy McGovern, attorney for the defendants, argued in a court submission that the lawsuits relate to the same incident and therefore should be consolidated.
Without consolidation, she wrote that the plaintiffs "would essentially get five 'separate bites at the liability apple' against Defendants. Defendants should only be required to defend liability once."
A consultant for the other side argued against consolidating the cases, saying jurors would be confused by complex medical information about all five injured people. The consultant also said jurors could award a smaller total amount if they feel sorry for the people being sued.
The lawsuits seek damages against Kathryn and Louis Mahar, Mary and Robert Niccolls and Oak Tree Realtors.
Arrested. Booked. Guilty. Probation. Truth Will Out.
The five people who say they were injured by the balcony collapse are Janet Hodges, her daughters, Emily and Sadie Hodges, her sister, Susan Hager Hamilton, and a visiting neighbor, Clara Daley.
Lim Yong Nam, aka Steven Lim, 42, a citizen of Singapore, pleaded guilty today to a federal charge stemming from his role in a conspiracy that allegedly caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran. At least 16 of the components were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq.
The guilty plea was announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia, Director Sarah Saldaña of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Executive Assistant Director Michael Steinbach of the FBI’s National Security Branch and Under Secretary Eric L. Hirschhorn of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Lim was extradited earlier this year from Indonesia, where he had been detained since October 2014 in connection with the U.S. request for extradition. He pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. by dishonest means. The charge carries a statutory maximum of five years in prison and potential financial penalties. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Under federal sentencing guidelines, the parties have agreed that Lim faces a range of 46 to 57 months in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. Lim remains in custody pending his sentencing, which was scheduled for XX before the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan.
Lim and others were indicted in the District of Columbia in June of 2010 on charges involving the shipment of radio frequency modules made by a Minnesota-based company. The modules have several commercial applications, including in wireless local area networks connecting printers and computers in office settings. These modules include encryption capabilities and have a range allowing them to transmit data wirelessly as far as 40 miles when configured with a high-gain antenna. These same modules also have potentially lethal applications. Notably, during 2008 and 2009, coalition forces in Iraq recovered numerous modules made by the Minnesota firm that had been utilized as part of the remote detonation system for IEDs. According to the plea documents filed today, between 2001 and 2007, IEDs were the major source of American combat casualties in Iraq.
In his guilty plea, Lim admitted that between August 2007 and February 2008, he and others caused 6,000 modules to be purchased and illegally exported from the Minnesota-based company through Singapore, and later to Iran, in five shipments, knowing that the export of U.S.-origin goods to Iran was a violation of U.S. law. In each transaction, Lim and others made misrepresentations and false statements to the Minnesota firm that Singapore was the final destination of the goods. At no point in the series of transactions did Lim or any of his co-conspirators inform the company that the modules were destined for Iran. Similarly, according to the statement of offense, Lim and others caused false documents to be filed with the U.S. government, in which they claimed that Singapore was the ultimate destination of the modules. Lim and his co-conspirators were directly aware of the restrictions on sending U.S.-origin goods to Iran.
Shortly after the modules arrived in Singapore, they were kept in storage at a freight forwarding company until being aggregated with other electronic components and shipped to Iran. There is no indication that Lim or any of his co-conspirators ever took physical possession of these modules before they reached Iran or that they were incorporated into another product before being re-exported to Iran.
According to the statement of offense, 14 of the 6,000 modules the defendants routed from Minnesota to Iran were later recovered in Iraq, where the modules were being used as part of IED remote detonation systems.
This investigation was jointly conducted by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agents in Boston and Los Angeles; FBI agents in Minneapolis; and Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security agents in Chicago and Boston. Substantial assistance was provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Office of International Affairs in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, the Justice Department Attaché in the Philippines and the FBI and HSI Attachés in Singapore and Jakarta.
U.S. law enforcement authorities thanked the governments of Singapore and Indonesia for the
substantial assistance that was provided in the investigation of this matter. "
Dave Lewis flew the flag out in the yard,until the day he was viciously murdered & burned.
Justice from Canada, to Utah, to Singapore, to Hyatt Lake ~~~
Keith Heck & fellow fellow Commissioner who almost hit a cop car, drunk leaving a strip club while staying in Eugene, on taxpayer money, fellow Simon Hare
Commissioner Walker the hemp growing Commissioner ~
He said it the way it was, and it was the way he said.
Just like Dave Lewis. R.I.P.
" You always know they are going to get caught.
It is just a matter of time.
You just don't know when. " FBI Agent~
23 December 2016
Mike Winters was the worst sheriff that Jackson County has ever had. He doesn't get that.
Continue Sheriff Falls' legacy.
Not Michael Scott Winters'
The letter continued, "The successful cooperation of the last two years is a testimony to this administration's dedication to professionalism and public safety, which is a striking contrast to the methods of his predecessor."
Strohmeyer said the union would not like to see county commissioners take a step backward by appointing a past sheriff.
"In the past, there was very, very little give and take. There was very little healthy debate," he said. "We're happy with where we are right now."
Strohmeyer said he believes voters also want the sheriff's office to continue on the trajectory that Falls has set.
"Voters decided two years ago not to go into the past. We have a lot of dark days behind us, and we want to keep them behind us," he said.
The letter calls on county commissioners to appoint a new sheriff as soon as possible, and not have an undersheriff or chief deputy fill in as a stopgap measure for a protracted period of time.
Strohmeyer said he had heard retired Medford Police Chief Tim George's name floated as a potential sheriff appointee. Strohmeyer said he hasn't worked for George and can't offer an opinion about whether George would be a good fit.
The Medford Police Department also has taken progressive steps, including outreach to Latinos and training on how to interact with mentally ill people.
In 2006, George was a police lieutenant and ran unsuccessfully for Jackson County sheriff against Mike Winters. George became police chief in 2011.
As county commissioners consider a replacement, the Health Equity Coalition of Southern Oregon, too, is urging them to appoint someone with a community-policing approach.
Coalition Chairperson Larissa Medina said a relationship of trust is essential to effective crime prevention and law enforcement because the sheriff's office needs cooperation and support from the community.
"Trust is also essential to protect the rights and safety of all residents, including racially and ethnically diverse communities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ communities and low-income individuals," Medina said. "The policies and trainings Sheriff Falls put in place have gone a long way toward restoring that trust. We need the county commissioners to replace him with someone who will keep moving the sheriff's office forward."
The coalition lauded Falls for new hiring policies to improve recruitment in underrepresented communities, anti-bias training to help staff recognize and prevent biased treatment of particular groups, and community-led training on policing that serves and protects the LGBTQ community.
"The best way to support our sheriff's office and the populations it serves is to provide training in the best community policing practices, set high standards and ensure accountability," said Maggie Sullivan, a Health Equity Coalition staff member. "That's what Sheriff Falls has been doing. His replacement must be someone who has demonstrated both the commitment and experience to continue the progress the sheriff's office has made."The steering committee of the Health Equity Coalition of Southern Oregon includes members from La Clinica, Southern Oregon University, ACCESS, Unite Oregon, Advantage Dental, Medford School District, Latino Partnership Program, Southern Oregon Educational Service District, Oregon Health Authority, Jackson Care Connect, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, AllCare, Rogue Community Health and Medford Police Department
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Jackson County Sheriff's Office employees have asked county commissioners to choose a replacement for Sheriff Corey Falls who will continue Falls' progressive policies and cooperative approach with their union.
The employees sent a letter to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in advance of the board's meeting Tuesday morning to discuss the replacement process. The board meets at 9 a.m. in the Jackson Room of the Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford.
Meanwhile, a coalition of community leaders is also calling for a replacement who will continue Falls' progressive, community policing-oriented approach.
The county charter allows county commissioners to appoint a replacement. Residents can vote on a sheriff during the next general election in November 2018.
Falls has accepted a job as director of police services and 21st-century policing with the city of Gresham east of Portland. Falls is expected to start his new position in late December or early January.
Falls won a May 2014 primary against former sheriff Mike Winters, who later announced his retirement and support for Falls. Falls won the November 2014 election and took office in 2015.
The Jackson County Sheriff Employees Association, a union representing sheriff's office employees, issued a letter saying Falls' resignation is unfortunate given the healthy relationship that has been fostered over the last two years between the union and current administration.
Together, the union and administration have taken steps to build a strong, progressive department, the letter said.
"The outreach to the community has improved a lot," JCSEA President Noah Strohmeyer said in an interview.
As an example, Strohmeyer, who is also a deputy, pointed to a recent citizens' academy conducted in Spanish. He said the academy was an effective way to reach out to and engage with Latino residents.
"We've also had advances in training. We used to do just the standard training, like firearms and driving. Now we do more and cover topics like ethics and fair and impartial policing. We do more modern training than we used to," Strohmeyer said.
Compared to Falls' predecessors, Strohmeyer said, the relationship between the union and Falls and his three captains is more professional and cooperative.
"We can sit down and talk. The sheriff and captains are always willing to work with us. We don't always agree, but there's give and take," he said.
Choosing one of the captains to replace Falls would provide continuity, Strohmeyer said.
The three captains are Nathan Sickler, in charge of the operations bureau; Dan Penland, in charge of the corrections bureau; and Tim Snaith, in charge of the support bureau.
"We're not officially endorsing any one person at this time," Strohmeyer said. "That being said, Capts. Sickler, Snaith and Penland have all had a hand in making things as good as they have been in the last two years."
The current cooperative relationship between employees and the administration creates efficiency, according to the union's letter.
"The vast majority of issues that have come up have been successfully resolved without the need for lengthy grievance procedures and litigation," the letter said. "We believe that the current cooperative leadership approach effectively utilizes resources, making greater use of tax revenue. This effective utilization of our resources has allowed us to increase our focus on public safety."
GMO= GOT MIKE OUT.
KMO = KEEP MIKE OUT.
Keep the ball rolling in the right direction...
Under Sheriff Falls:
"The successful cooperation of the last two years is a testimony to this administration's dedication to professionalism and public safety, which is a striking contrast to the methods of his predecessor."