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               " FALLS DISCUSSION DRAFT"

Corey Falls Febuary 8 DRAFT (00765690) - kobi5.com

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Corey Falls’ salary needs to be adjusted so he is the highest paid ... Sheriff Falls’ use of the term “discrimination” in regard to the County’s pay : 11:

 

 " Dec 28, 2016 · strong words came from sheriff corey falls toward county leaders at a tuesday news conference. he stated that part of his reason for stepping down was that ... bullying, harassment, micromanaging, demeaning talk (like that to a third grader...")   

 

 

 

                        Thank you to TRUE BIG LAW.

 

 Loma Linda to Anchorage to Texas-Eugene to Medford and

 

Beyond (of course)

 

Hyatt Lake. Olympia Washington & D.C. Washington too !

 

 

-And those seedy seedy  places in Cali. too.

 

 

 

 

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" someone who gives assistance to the perpetrator of a crime, without directly committing it, sometimes without being present" 

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Panel will help choose new Jackson County sheriff
 
 
 
 
  1. Sheriff Falls' 2015 complaint paperwork released | KTVL

    ktvl.com/news/local/sheriff-falls-2015-complaint-paperwork-released

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. - After Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls revealed that he had felt 'bullied' and unsupported in his two years as sheriff in a press conference ...

 
 
 
 

News about Corey Falls Discrimination

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Sheriff Falls says disrespect helped lead to his departure

Sheriff Falls says disrespect helped lead to his departure

Ashland Daily Tidings · 7 days ago

Outgoing Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls said he felt supported by the community, but the County Administration had bullied him ... The press release stated Falls made a complaint regarding …

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Panel will help choose new Jackson County sheriff

Mail Tribune & Daily Tidings · 9 hours ago

No timeline has been set yet. Commissioners will make the final decision on who will replace Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls, who has taken a job …

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The Panel Includes Tim George: second from left. Next to Mike Winters (applying) and of course Daniel Jordan ( " bullied, harassed and micromanaged Sheriff Falls." )

 

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 Voted out Mike Winters should never have been a law enforcement person. Domestic Violence and threatening with a gun. Restraining order.

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KOTI NBC Klamath Falls-TV in Klamath Falls: Jackson County, Ore.- A review requested by Jackson County after Sheriff Corey Falls filed a complaint of discrimination ...

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 Daniel Jordan. Jackson County Oregon Administrator...

 

 

Jackson County commissioner hopes new sheriff will continue what Corey Falls started

News 10 · 10 days ago
Jackson County, Ore. - Six people have submitted their names to be considered for the open Jackson County Sheriff position. Sheriff Corey Falls ends his time in the

 

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  1. KOBI-TV NBC 5 - Tonight, Jackson County Sheriff Corey ...

    https://www.facebook.com/kobitv/posts/1178075405573102

    Tonight, Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls is reacting to the new statement and documents released by the county. In an exclusive interview with NBC5...

 

 

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Exclusive interview with Sheriff Corey Falls: his reaction ...

kobi5.com › Local › News › Top Stories
Jackson County, Ore. — After the county released a 108-page report Wednesday afternoon of a preliminary investigation of a complaint filed by Sheriff Corey Falls

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  1. Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls talks... - KDRV ...

    https://www.tr-tr.prod.facebook.com/KDRV12/videos/10155638920308312

    Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls talks about his decision to leave his position-- and what the transition will look like to bring in a new sheriff.

 

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 Shangra La No More.

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                                     " Bob McNeely by the steam tray." 

 

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                               JUSTICE 4 DAVE. 2017

 

 

 

 

Try As Danny Jordan The Bully Might - -Can't Make the Truth Look Bad

 

" Long before he was elected Jackson County sheriff, Corey Falls filed a discrimination complaint against the sheriff's office after he was not hired for lieutenant and sergeant positions in 2005.

In the complaint, Falls, who is African-American, said he believed the sheriff's office "refused to hire me as a Lieutenant or Sergeant in October 2005 because of my race."

Falls filed the complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Civil Rights Division in 2006.

BOLI dismissed his complaint later that year.

Falls left his position as Jackson County sheriff at the end of December after serving two years of a four-year term. During a parting press conference, Falls said he was excited to start a new job with the Gresham Police Department near Portland, but also said he left because he faced a hostile work environment and was demeaned and humiliated by Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan, Senior Deputy County Administrator Harvey Bragg and Jackson County Budget Committee members.

In response to Falls' allegations, the county released a confidential 2016 draft report by outside investigators it hired. The report concluded Falls did not face a hostile work environment during his time as sheriff.

A footnote in the report noted Falls had made "race discrimination allegations" in 2006 against the sheriff's office, but said "his complaint and its outcome have no bearing on this investigation."

The Mail Tribune obtained documents related to the 2006 complaint after filing a public records request.

In a letter to BOLI in 2006, Jackson County argued Falls, who worked for the Ashland Police Department at the time, did not have as much experience as the five men who were eventually hired to fill one lieutenant and four sergeant positions. All five worked for the sheriff's office and had experience with its operations.

In a phone interview Friday, Falls said the sheriff's office tried to appear as if it had open hiring practices and wanted to hire the best candidates, but the office was only interested in tapping its own employees and promoting from within.

"The county has jobs open to the outside to get the most qualified people and to get the best applicants and to diversify the organization," Falls said. "But if you fall back on the rationale of, 'This person's worked here longer,' what sense does that make?"

For the lieutenant position, Falls was one of six applicants interviewed by a panel of three senior law enforcement officials from the Medford Police Department, Jackson County Community Corrections and the sheriff's office.

Falls ranked second out of the six in the interview portion of the evaluation. A sheriff's office sergeant who eventually received the lieutenant job was ranked fourth.

"They put more weight on experience than the interview. The interview showed the totality of what someone could bring to the table," Falls said.

Falls at the time had seven years of Oregon and Washington police experience, while the sergeant had 16 years of experience - all with the sheriff's office.

According to a letter from the county's human resources department to BOLI, "Importantly, Mr. Falls has no experience in a Sheriff's Office. When evaluating experience, weight was given to Sheriff's Office experience because it includes experience dealing with functions not performed in a police department such as Search and Rescue, Marine Patrol and Corrections. This experience is considered valuable as this Lieutenant position will work with and coordinate with these divisions of the Sheriff's Office regularly."

Falls said he did have experience with sheriff's offices because he had been assigned to a multi-agency regional task force during his time with a police department in Washington. He said his advanced education was also not given enough weight in the hiring process.

As for the sergeant positions, the county said the men hired had various experience with different aspects of the sheriff's office, including in the corrections and criminal divisions, and with detective and drug enforcement team work.

One of the men hired was Native American, the county said.

As part of its investigation, BOLI requested additional information from the sheriff's office about African-American job applicants.

Between 2003 and 2006, 1,433 applicants applied for deputy positions and provided information about their race. Of those, 22 applicants - or 1.5 percent - were African-American. The county hired no African-Americans.

For sergeant positions, 34 applicants provided race information and one was African-American. That person was Falls. The county did not hire him.

For lieutenant positions, 22 applicants provided race information and two were African-Americans. One of the two was Falls. The county hired no African-Americans. "

 

 http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20170106/falls-filed-discrimination-complaint-in-2006

 

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 Danny Jordan harassed, bullied, intimidated African American Sheriff Corey Falls.

Released the DRAFT FALL DISCUSSION   - -as if it were a report.

Took the LAWYERS who did the questions for the FALLS DRAFT DISCUSSION to dinner, from the airport...

Then claimed Sheriff Falls misunderstood and none of the bullying, intimidation, humiliation occurred.

 

Ummmm. NO.

 

True Big Outside LAW needs to investigate. 

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Sheriff Corey Falls Letter to Human Resources

 

 Tony Keller was Human Resources Director...when  Danny Jordan hired him. Keller was living  at Mike Winters' parent's home with Lauren Keller &  Mike.

Lauren Keller went on to sue Rough Rider 56.

Oh the tangled web we weave.

And those who protect the guilty. What losers.

 

 

 

 To: HR Director Cleve Brooks
From: Corey Falls
Subject: Hostile work environment
Date: December 9, 2015
This memo is to give written notice and inform the Jackson County Human Resources department of the hostile work environment that I have experienced during my first year as Sheriff. I have examples of unprofessional conversations, demeaning comments, undermining of my position, discriminatory treatment, and being micromanaged. I believe these micro aggressions are becoming a pattern and are an act to bully me.
The most recent example of this behavior took place during a budget meeting held on December 1, 2015. This meeting was with the budget committee, which includes the board of commissioners, Rick Dyer, Colleen Roberts, and Doug Breidenthal budget committee chair Dick Rudisile, April Sevcick, and Craig Morris, county administrator Danny Jordan, assistant county administrator Harvey Bragg, an administrative secretary, an executive assistance, Judge Charter, Captain Tim Snaith, and Sue Watkins, the sheriff’s office budget manager.
During the course of this meeting I was treated in a hostile, unprofessional demeaning manner by Dick Rudisile, April Sevcick, and Craig Morris. This is one of several incidents thus far this year where I have been treated in an unprofessional, demeaning or discriminatory manner. Other examples have included excessive meetings and phone calls micro-managing my work and personnel matters, audits of the sheriff’s office, discrimination, demeaning and humiliating actions and comments on how I was compensated. In addition, I was treated differently than all five of the other newly elected sheriff’s sworn into office this year.
My purpose in bringing this to the attention of Jackson County Human Resources is that this treatment and negative behavior towards me discontinue immediately.
Corey Falls
Jackson County Sheriff

 

 

 

 

Constitution of These United States !

 

 

Oath of Office for President of the United States




  • US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

  • Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:








  • "I do solemnly swear  that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Lewis Missing Playoffs 2017. Lewis Lewis Lewis

 

 

 Murder is forever.

 

 

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                      NEW ENGLAND    v.       ATL

 

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                         Watch & See.     Justice Comes.

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Corruption Runs Deep  In  Ole Jackson County

 

 

County's investigation into Sheriff Falls cost $69,000

 

" Jackson County paid approximately $69,000 for an outside law firm to investigate former Sheriff Corey Falls' complaints that he faced a hostile work environment and wasn't paid enough considering his qualifications.

The Mail Tribune obtained the information after filing public records requests.

The county contracted with Bullard Law, a Portland-based law firm specializing in employment discrimination and other labor issues.

Bullard Law's services include negotiating settlement agreements to avoid further legal costs, as well as training programs to prevent discrimination and other workplace problems.

The firm concluded Falls did not face a hostile work environment and should have welcomed the advice and mentoring of other high-ranking county officials who wanted to help him as a newly elected sheriff

 

 

 But Bullard Law said the county's policy to pay newly elected officials at step one on a salary ladder did not take into consideration Falls' strong qualifications

 

 

Falls left his post as sheriff at the end of December 2016 to take a position as director of police services and 21st-century policing for the city of Gresham. In a parting press conference, Falls said he was treated in a demeaning manner by county administrators and citizen members of the county Budget Committee.

In response to public records requests, the county released information after the press conference showing Falls sent a letter to Jackson County Human Resources in December 2015 saying he faced a hostile work environment after he was elected sheriff in the November 2014 election. Falls said he was treated in an unprofessional, demeaning and discriminatory manner.

The county contracted with Bullard Law to investigate the claim. A 108-page confidential draft report the firm submitted in February 2016 said the trouble started when Falls wrongly assumed he would come into office and receive the same salary as outgoing Sheriff Mike Winters, who had served three terms and was receiving an annual salary $132,000.

Another draft confidential report from February 2016 provided further details about the salary dispute. The Mail Tribune received the salary report this month after filing additional public records requests.

Under county policy over how to start elected officials at step one on a salary ladder that varies by position, Falls was due to start at $103,958.

Upset about the pay, Falls began discussions over his salary in November 2014, soon after winning the election.

State law says sheriffs cannot be paid less than other sheriff's department employees. County Administrator Danny Jordan offered to pay Falls one penny more than the highest paid Sheriff's Office employee, saying that was all he had authority to do, although in an email he agreed with Falls "it is slightly offensive to pay him only one cent more ... ."

In an interview, Falls said the penny offer was demeaning, but he did not consider it to be an example of racism or prejudice. Rather, he thinks Jordan sometimes speaks in a patronizing, demeaning manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"That was not racially motivated. I don't think Danny Jordan is a racist," Falls said. "It's just demeaning behavior. I'm tired of being blamed by him for his undermining, demeaning behavior."

Ultimately, Bullard Law said Falls started at step two, which equaled $109,158 for sheriff at the time.

Falls presented his case for a higher salary to the Jackson County Compensation Committee April 14. In an interview, Falls said he requested a salary of $126,000 - which he said would have been 5 percent less than the average salary of comparable sheriffs. The committee denied his request

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Falls said the salary dispute was not about the money itself, but over his desire to be paid equitably.

He received a cost-of-living increase in July 2015, pushing his salary to $111,072, according to Bullard Law.

Bullard Law said the county's policy to pay newly elected officials at step one presumes inexperience in the office.

 

 

 

 Danny Jordan's pay scale....

 

"Application of the principle as an inflexible rule can be contrary to a compensation philosophy based on merit, qualification and experience," the firm wrote in its salary report.

Falls has an advanced education and was deputy chief of the Ashland Police Department when he was elected sheriff.

However, new sheriffs coming from a city police department background do not have experience in Sheriff's Office operations, including operating a jail, marine patrol and search-and-rescue operations, Bullard Law noted.

The firm said Falls had exceptionally high qualifications and relevant law enforcement experience, although that did not necessarily mean the county should have granted higher pay.

The law firm recommended Jackson County publish specific policies about when the county might offer exceptions to its step one policy.

"To do so is necessary if misunderstanding, perception of inequity, and confusion are to be avoided," the firm wrote.

In its investigation into Falls' hostile work environment claim, Bullard Law said Falls repeatedly took offense at others' efforts to help him, especially when it came to Jordan.

The firm said he also did not adequately explain his rationale for closing a section of the Jackson County Jail and cutting back on traffic enforcement to the county's Budget Committee.

Falls has said the jail section could not be operated without forced overtime, and staff members could not keep up with training requirements. He was concerned traffic tickets were being written to generate revenue and finance positions in the Sheriff's Office.

Falls said Bullard Law's investigation into his hostile work environment complaint was biased and investigators did not talk to people in the Sheriff's Office or stakeholders. He said the release of the confidential draft report into his hostile work environment claim was an act of retaliation and bullying.

Falls said he has never seen Bullard Law's report on the salary issue, although he knew it existed and heard Jordan offer a briefing on the findings during a public meeting. Upon hearing more details about the report's contents from the Mail Tribune, he said the report backs up his concerns about the equity of the county's system for paying newly elected officials. "

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More Bad In Bend Oregon

 

 

 

Several high-profile personnel issues have plagued the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in the past year.

Former Capt. Scott Beard, who embezzled more than $200,000 in 2014 and 2015 while engaging in an affair with another sheriff’s office employee, is serving a five-year prison sentence.

Lt. Tim Leak has been on paid administrative leave since May as an internal investigation drags on.

Lt. Robert Trono was placed on leave Sept. 2 following a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation into a report of Trono building a firearm for a co-worker without a federal firearms license. That investigation lasted less than a week, and found Trono’s actions were not prosecutable, but he is still on paid leave as the sheriff’s office investigates policy violations.

The sheriff’s office also saw the resignation of former Capt. Erik Utter in February after a sexual relationship with a subordinate female employee, and Sheriff Shane Nelson is being investigated by the state Bureau of Labor and Industries for discrimination complaints."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deschutes sheriff’s deputy charged with harassment

By Scott Hammers, The Bulletin

" A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy is facing harassment charges as a result of a confrontation with a 67-year-old woman on Christmas Eve.

Bradley Wright, 41, was off duty at the time and at the Bend Fred Meyer at around 1 p.m. when he was involved in a minor fender bender with the woman. According to a news release from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, while discussing the damage to their vehicles, Wright aggressively grabbed the woman’s arm without provocation, causing bruising.

In a written statement, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel commended the Bend Police Department for its thorough investigation of the incident, and said Wright’s employment as a deputy had no bearing on his decision to file charges.

Wright has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident at the Bend Fred Meyer is encouraged to call the Bend Police non-emergency line at 541-322-2960, ext 3.

Several high-profile personnel issues have plagued the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in the past year.

Former Capt. Scott Beard, who embezzled more than $200,000 in 2014 and 2015 while engaging in an affair with another sheriff’s office employee, is serving a five-year prison sentence.

Lt. Tim Leak has been on paid administrative leave since May as an internal investigation drags on.

Lt. Robert Trono was placed on leave Sept. 2 following a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation into a report of Trono building a firearm for a co-worker without a federal firearms license. That investigation lasted less than a week, and found Trono’s actions were not prosecutable, but he is still on paid leave as the sheriff’s office investigates policy violations.

The sheriff’s office also saw the resignation of former Capt. Erik Utter in February after a sexual relationship with a subordinate female employee, and Sheriff Shane Nelson is being investigated by the state Bureau of Labor and Industries for discrimination complaints."

 

 

 

 

 

WHY ISN'T DOJ or FBI ALL OVER BAD ADMIN?

 

 When a black man / African American is run-out of office & town; one would think that TRUE BIG LAW might look into the corruption...prejudice...bullying... hidden actions too...

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 Danny Jordan Jackson County Administrator who has an unethical home-loan from the County taxpayer funds. Who bullied & maligned Sheriff Falls. Until Sheriff Falls left town. Who looked the other-way or assisted xsheriff Mike Winters                                        INVESTIGATE !

 

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 -  FBI Academy trained and graduate.

 Sheriff FAlls. Good man bullied, harassed, harangued until he left office. 

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Harassed by the school admin. Harassed by the County admin. This needs investigation !

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" Falls said other minority families had faced extra scrutiny and the school district was showing a "pattern of discrimination, unfairness, and inconsistencies when dealing with minorities."

In an interview, he said he was acting on behalf of his family as well as other minority families.

"A lot of minority families were treated the same way," he said. "I took it forward on behalf of several families. I've had problems in Southern Oregon. I've voiced those concerns. It's embarrassing, so most people don't discuss it."

Falls said minorities usually remain silent when they encounter discrimination.

"You usually keep your mouth shut and you suck it up," he said. "There's a perception things like this don't happen."

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  - -  The injustice and sickness runs to the core in Jackson County Oregon.

 

"To my surprise Dr. Long informed me that he knew that I had moved and openly told me that he had stopped by my residence the previous day and asked the work crew, who was working at my house, who was living there," Falls said in a complaint letter to the Medford School Board.

He said the home visit was extremely inappropriate and an invasion of privacy.

"We have been honest throughout this transfer process, and I just want to be left alone. I have given the School District no reason to assume that I am a liar," he said in the complaint letter. "

 

 

 

 

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County's investigation into Sheriff Falls cost $69,000

Jackson County paid about $69,000 for an outside law firm to investigate former Sheriff Corey Falls' complaints that he faced a hostile work environment and wasn't paid enough considering his qualifications. The Mail Tribune obtained the information after filing public records requests. The county contracted with Bullard Law, a Portland-based law firm specializing in employment discrimination and other labor issues. On its website, the firm tells employers, "We'll work hard to keep you out of court...


Corey Falls filed discrimination complaint against Medford schools

Former Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls, who twice accused the county of inappropriate actions prior to his resignation last month, also filed a discrimination

 

 http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20170123/corey-falls-filed-discrimination-complaint-against-medford-schools

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Former Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls, who twice accused the county of inappropriate actions prior to his resignation last month, also filed a discrimination complaint against the Medford School District after the district denied a school transfer request for his daughter in 2012.

The Oregon Department of Education found discrimination may have existed, while the district's attorney said the state erred in its findings.

A settlement eventually was reached in which the district paid the Falls family $3,000 to cover legal expenses. The district admitted no wrongdoing and said it made the payment to avoid a costly hearings process.

The Mail Tribune obtained documents about the discrimination claim after filing a public records request.

Falls, who is African American, said in an interview he doesn't routinely bring up race-related allegations when he feels wronged. He said each of these complaints was valid.

"I've been turned down over the years many times. But I also have the nerve to speak out if things are inequitable or my family is targeted," Falls said.

During his time in the Rogue Valley, he said he has experienced occasional racism.

"The public overwhelmingly voted me into office, and the public, for the most part, has been supportive," he said of his election as sheriff. "But there have been isolated incidents."

Falls said it's hard to know whether racism in Southern Oregon is widespread, because minorities rarely speak out or file complaints.

"People don't openly complain about these types of things," he said. "Who knows if they'll be given a fair, equitable hearing?"

Falls had filed a discrimination complaint against Jackson County in 2006 when he was not hired for positions with the sheriff's office. He was working for Ashland police at the time, but the sheriff's office promoted staff members from within. The state dismissed his complaint.

After he became sheriff, Falls in 2015 filed a hostile work environment complaint against the county, saying he had been demeaned and humiliated by county administrators and the Budget Committee. A county-hired law firm concluded in a report that Falls hadn't been subjected to a hostile work environment, and he withdrew his complaint. Falls later said the report was biased and meant to silence him.

Falls resigned at the end of December to take a job as director of police services and 21st-century policing for the city of Gresham. Sheriff's Capt. Nathan Sickler was appointed sheriff this month to finish out Falls' term.

School district complaint

In spring 2012, Falls submitted a transfer request asking that his eighth-grade daughter, Jasmin, be allowed to attend South Medford High School, rather than the school she was slated to enter, North Medford.

Falls said his wife, a social worker, was involved with North Medford's Teen Parent Program and sometimes had to call the police and Oregon Department of Human Services about some of the girls. The girls potentially could have their children taken away. That situation created a safety risk for his daughter, he said.

Under the district's transfer criteria, children of school employees can transfer to or away from schools where their parents work. Students are not allowed to transfer because they prefer a sports program at a particular school.

Falls denied he was seeking the transfer request because his daughter, a promising basketball player, wanted to play for the South Medford girls basketball team, which was more successful than North Medford's. South Medford won the state championship in 2012 and has not lost a league game in six seasons.

The district denied the transfer request.

In past years, the district had not strictly adhered to its transfer criteria and was granting the majority of requests. But by 2012, it was cracking down on requests and more strictly enforcing its policies - resulting in a majority of requests being denied.

In an appeal letter, Falls said, "The perception is that transfer requests of students who no one knows about or will recognize are approved. There cannot be different standards where some transfers are approved outside of policy and some are not. This cannot be allowed in public schools."

After the transfer request was denied, the Falls family moved within South Medford's boundaries. However, Falls continued the appeals process because he said he felt he had been singled out and treated differently.

In a meeting with Superintendent Phil Long, Falls said his family was following the rules and had moved.

"To my surprise Dr. Long informed me that he knew that I had moved and openly told me that he had stopped by my residence the previous day and asked the work crew, who was working at my house, who was living there," Falls said in a complaint letter to the Medford School Board.

He said the home visit was extremely inappropriate and an invasion of privacy.

"We have been honest throughout this transfer process, and I just want to be left alone. I have given the School District no reason to assume that I am a liar," he said in the complaint letter.

He said staff at North Medford had threatened to report his daughter to the Oregon School Activities Association.

Falls said other minority families had faced extra scrutiny and the school district was showing a "pattern of discrimination, unfairness, and inconsistencies when dealing with minorities."

In an interview, he said he was acting on behalf of his family as well as other minority families.

"A lot of minority families were treated the same way," he said. "I took it forward on behalf of several families. I've had problems in Southern Oregon. I've voiced those concerns. It's embarrassing, so most people don't discuss it."

Falls said minorities usually remain silent when they encounter discrimination.

"You usually keep your mouth shut and you suck it up," he said. "There's a perception things like this don't happen."

The district responds

Thad Pauck, attorney for the school district, researched Falls' complaint and shared his findings with the Medford School Board.

He said school officials had made unannounced home visits in other transfer request cases, not just Falls' case.

Pauck pointed to two examples, one involving a student athlete, and one not involving an athlete. Neither was a minority student.

The athlete's family had provided documents purporting to show the athlete's address, including utility bills, property tax forms and the student's driver's license. However, after several home visits and discussions with neighbors, the district determined the student was not living there.

"Because the student had participated in high school athletics for a school that was not in the student's attendance area, the District was required to self-report the violation to the OSAA, resulting in the forfeiture of all games that the student had participated in," Pauck said in his findings.

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The Fallses' move came closely on the heels of that matter. There was heightened awareness about the family's transfer request because of Jasmin Falls' participation in sports, Pauck wrote.

"I do not find that heightened awareness to be based on any discriminatory factors, and find that it was related solely to concerns with maintaining compliance with OSAA eligibility requirements," Pauck wrote.

He acknowledged the district did not have written policies about verifying residency in cases where students allegedly moved into a new attendance area.

Pauck recommended the district's policy committee establish criteria for what kinds of evidence could be accepted as proof of residency. He also recommended criteria for home visits, ranging from regularly conducting visits when students change address to responding only to complaints or suspicions.

He said parents should be told in advance home visits are possible, and if a visit is conducted when parents aren't home, a notice should be left that a district representative had made a visit.

Pauck said another family had a minority student who had transferred from the North Medford attendance area to the South Medford area. Family members said School Board member Jeff Thomas had driven by their new home numerous times, presumably for the purpose of verifying their residency. They said another person saw Thomas taking photos in front of their home.

They would also see him in his vehicle at a nearby intersection, but Pauck said Thomas lived in the general vicinity and denied knowing the addresses of specific students.

Both that family and the Falls family thought Thomas was trying to interfere with transfers of student athletes from North Medford, where Thomas' daughters participated in sports, to rival South Medford, Pauck wrote in his findings.

Thomas told Pauck he was a vocal proponent of strictly enforcing the district's transfer criteria, but had not made complaints about the transfer of any particular student.

During her time at South Medford, Jasmin Falls was successful in sports and academics, and is currently a freshman and basketball player at Portland State.

State findings

The Oregon Department of Education received Falls' complaint and issued its own findings in 2013.

The state has the option of finding that no substantial evidence exists for charges of discrimination, or it can find that discrimination may exist and conciliation should be attempted to reach an agreement between parties.

The state determined discrimination may exist.

"It was the harshest findings you could have from the state," Falls said in an interview.

The state said while the district was taking steps to prevent another student residency violation, its action had an unintended adverse impact on the Falls family.

"Additionally, the Complainant had followed all of the District's procedures, as requested, and did not appear to warrant the type of scrutiny as the prior circumstance. Finally, the Complainant's occupation deserved consideration in ensuring a level of privacy and notice relative to home visitation," the state said, referring to Falls' career in law enforcement.

In an apparent mistake, the state said Falls turned in his daughter's transfer application prior to the district changing its practices in 2011 to more strongly enforce transfer criteria. The state said Falls therefore had grounds to believe the transfer request would be approved.

Pauck, attorney for the district, said in an email the district had changed its transfer policy in March 2011, leading to fewer transfers being approved. The Falls family did not submit its transfer request until March 2012.

The settlement

The district and Corey Falls began discussions about the complaint in 2014, when he was running for Jackson County sheriff, Pauck said.

Falls wanted the district to pay his family $15,000 in moving expenses, Pauck said.

In a confidential settlement proposal letter, the district refused to pay moving expenses, but offered to pay legal fees. It also offered to continue cultural sensitivity training for district staff, create home visit policies including notification and agree to Falls' request to sign a confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement in exchange for him not taking further action against the district.

Falls responded that he could not accept the offer and planned to move forward on filing a federal lawsuit and making a complaint to the state Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

"If you want to come up with some real solutions where the school district is held accountable, we can talk about that," he wrote back.

The Falls family requested a formal hearing before the Oregon Department of Education, but asked that it be held after the November 2014 election. Days after Falls was elected sheriff, his attorney offered to dismiss the complaint for $10,000 and the adoption of policies and procedures, many of which the district had put in place, Pauck said in an email.

Although the district believed there were no grounds for a finding of discriminatory conduct, it ultimately agreed to settle the matter for $3,000 in attorneys' fees - $1,500 of which was covered by the district's insurer, Pauck said.

"The payment was agreed to because it would have cost the District far more to actually conduct the hearing, regardless of the outcome," he said in the email.

The district did not admit to wrongdoing, and the Falls family agreed to withdraw all complaints and make no further claims.

"We firmly believed no discrimination took place," Pauck said in an interview.

As part of the settlement agreement, district Superintendent Brian Shumate, who was hired in 2014, after the episode, sent a letter of apology. It read, in part, "We certainly want fair and ethical treatment of all of our students and their families. I will ensure that each transfer request is given equal consideration based on a consistent set of guidelines."

Falls said in an interview his complaint was valid and resulted in the district making changes to its transfer policies so the process is more equitable for everyone"

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Joe Rice & Joe Schmoe & All the Joes Who Get Round

Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC Hate Watches Groups 




" Joseph Rice,  founder of the Oath Keepers chapter in Josephine County, Oregon, announced on Facebook last week that he intends to run for chairman of the Oregon Republican Party.
“Many are aware of my activism in the protection of Constitutional Rights and actively standing for them. This is deep seeded in me from the Constitutional Oath I took originally in 1981 and then again in 1985 as an Army Officer, to ‘uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemy’s [sic], foreign and domestic,’” Rice wrote in announcing his candidacy.
But Rice's involvement in politics is scant. 
Last year, Rice served as a delegate-at-large for Oregon’s GOP and voiced his support Trump. Before that, he ran for a seat in the Josephine County Commission, coming in fifth with less than 10 percent of the vote. Outside of that, however, Rice’s involvement in politics has focused almost exclusively on the extremist fringe.
In 2015, Rice led the Josephine County Oath Keepers in defending two Oregon miners defying the Bureau of Land Management by continuing to work an unpatented claim in Oregon. Rice and his militia were moved to action by the miners’ assertions that their constitutional rights of due process were being infringed.
For weeks, self-styled “Patriots” streamed in to defend the Sugar Pine Mine from federal seizure. More than 700 supporters flocked to the mine to support the operation, Josephine County Oath Keepers’ public information officer Mary Emerick told High Country News.
Rice, a former National Guardsman and defense contractor in the Afghanistan who controlled the operation’s security, stated he did not want the support of “fringe-element[s]” that may be interested in protesting or provoking a conflict with the government. But many locals were left fearful of the armed extremists.
The dispute at the Sugar Pine Mine ended without incident after the Interior Board of Land Appeals gave the miners permission to stay on the claim while the board could deliberate. But the event also put the Josephine County Oath Keepers on the national stage. 
Rice's name surfaced again during the antigovernment occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last year. On the day Oregon State Police and the FBI arrested several armed occupiers on the way to meet with a neighboring sheriff in Grant County, a video from inside the vehicle driven by Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, who was shot and killed by police, shows two women attempting to call Rice. The call was hampered by poor cell service.
Tim Harris, a leader in the Oregon Three Percent militia, is running for vice chair of the state party"

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   Joseph Rice and    Daryld  " Gil " Gilbertson.

 

 

Gil Gilbertson, voted out sheriff, who  signed the smarm letter against Governor Kitzhaber with  voted-out-sheriff Mike Winters and

opponent to the Governor, Dennis Richardson (now Secretary of State)

 

Will See. 

 

 

 

Dave Lew Missing Super Sunday 2017. Justice Needed

 

 

 

 The killers who did this, need to be brought to JUSTICE and answer for their evil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Commissioners & All that Green Bud. John Rachor driving dump trucks of billion dollar eradications. Now x-commish Breidenthal to Pot Shop for Dollars 

 

 

 

 x-commissioner John Rachor drove dump trucks of bud,        "  to help xxxsheriff Mike Winters and clean the forest out..." 

 

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 " Former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal is about to open his own recreational marijuana store in Medford, even though he expressed concerns while in office that marijuana legalization might open up a "Fort Knox for the criminals."

Breidenthal, a Republican who was elected commissioner in 2012 but lost in last year's primary to Bob Strosser, is opening American Cannabis Co. at 2131 W. Main St.

Oregon Liquor Control Commission spokesman Mark Pettinger said American Cannabis Co.'s license was mailed Friday after Breidenthal paid a fee of $4,750. Pettinger said the OLCC doesn't have any other licenses pending for Breidenthal or his other companies.

Breidenthal is listed as the sole contact for American Cannabis and has $150,000 in bank accounts to finance the business, according to his application.

Breidenthal paid $250 on Dec. 2, 2016, to begin the application process under the name Marigold Enterprises LLC, doing business as American Cannabis Co. Breidenthal created Marigold Enterprises on Nov. 9, 2016, listing an office at 1312 Antelope Road, White City, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.

Breidenthal started another business on Sept. 23, 2016, called Capital Pacific Advisors Inc., which lists Breidenthal's home address in Medford, state records show.

The city of Medford hasn't received an application yet from American Cannabis for a business license, but such applications are typically submitted after license approval by the OLCC.

Breidenthal could not be reached for comment Friday or Monday, despite repeated phone calls and visits to his business. Breidenthal was inside his new business on Friday holding a meeting in his office, but was out of town Monday. Display cases and a new sign for the business already have been installed.

Breidenthal remains under investigation by the Oregon Attorney General's office for possible financial reporting violations while serving as commissioner, Department of Justice spokeswoman Kristina Edmunson confirmed Friday. The AG's review follows an Oregon Government Ethics Commission investigation into an Association of Counties campaign account Breidenthal initially used to run for an office on the Western Interstate Region, a land use reform group. The Ethics Commission suspended its investigation pending the AG probe. Breidenthal has denied any criminal wrongdoing.

Breidenthal's latest venture is located a short distance from another cannabis shop, Patients Helping Patients in the Albertsons shopping center. A third marijuana store plans to open across the street from American Cannabis.

"I don't like how everyone is right on top of each other," said Phil Carvalho, owner of Patients Helping Patients. "They should be spread out a bit more."

Carvalho is particularly concerned because his business isn't as visible from Main Street as his two competitors will be and has put up flashing lights and signs to get more attention.

Carvalho was the first medical marijuana dispensary to legally open its doors in Medford. Others tried to open up dispensaries in years past, including Carvalho, but ran afoul of business license laws in Medford.

Locating cannabis stores too close together was one of Breidenthal's several marijuana-related concerns while in office. He served on the 16-member OLCC Recreational Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee.

In April 2015, Breidenthal joined other commissioners in voting to locate medical marijuana dispensaries within the county a half-mile apart, greater than the 1,000-foot state regulation. Recreational marijuana businesses don't have the same requirements.

At the time, Breidenthal said it was prudent to move slowly on the issue of locating dispensaries until the county can gauge whether they are having an impact on communities.

"A lot of people are really nervous and scared about the impacts," he said then.

In April 2014, Breidenthal said unintended consequences of dispensaries must be considered, such as adults smoking marijuana in public, especially around children.

"There's a lot of unanswered questions," he said.

In September 2013, the Board of Commissioners expressed concern about illicit drug activity and feared increased crime rates because of the upcoming legalization of marijuana.

"You might as well be opening up Fort Knox for the criminals," Breidenthal said at the time.

Medford City Councilor Clay Bearnson, who owns his own cannabis dispensary in Medford, said he thinks the Jackson County commissioners over the years have created onerous laws that have hurt his industry.

"In my opinion, Jackson County has created more hurdles than bridges to the cannabis industry," he said.

As one example, Bearnson cites the county's ban on outdoor cultivation of marijuana on land zoned rural residential. However, he said the commissioners haven't cracked down on growing fruit, vegetables and other agricultural businesses on rural residential properties.

As to Breidenthal's new venture, Bearnson said, "I wish him good luck and welcome to the business."

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 Mimi's xxx who now loves the -artist-potheads - - --making art out of dope and dopes making  money out of pot. $$$$$ 

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Richardson Wants to be Gov. Baaaaad Breaking

 

 Check out Richardson's  relationships with

 

Gil Gilbertson x sheriff and Oath Keepers &  Contsitutional Sheriff.  Mike Winters

 who signed the smarm letter against Governor Kitzhaber with  Richardson

 

And Brim Aviation who went to CHINA with good ole Dennis and " jesus dildo artist IreneKai," who they went to CHINA with - -- -

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 They WERE NOT the Oregon State Congressional Delegation. Fact. Truth.

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 The " art" of Irene Kai, who Dennis Richardson chose as his escort to China...

Southern Oregon China Connection. Such a fine, religious man.$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

 

 

 

Secretary of state wants to make office nonpartisan

The first Republican to hold the office since 1985 says the move would boost public confidence.

 

 

Capital Bureau

SALEM — Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, the first Republican to hold the office since 1985, wants to make his position nonpartisan.

Richardson is also proposing that his office, which oversees the state’s audits and elections, no longer have the power to initiate investigations of elections violations, moving instead toward an external complaint-driven process.

Both proposals are being drafted and are not currently publicly available as formal legislative concepts, but Richardson discussed his plans in public hearings with legislators Tuesday.

They come on the heels of Richardson’s heated election contest against Democrat Brad Avakian.

Richardson claimed during the campaign that he wanted to run the office in a nonpartisan manner, and maintained Tuesday that the change to a nonpartisan designation would boost public confidence in the office.

Richardson said having complaints drive investigations of elections violations avoids the appearance of partisanship.

He described an alternative process under his proposal similar to the investigation process used by the Oregon State Bar, where there are multiple steps before an investigation formally begins.

“I want to ensure that in this office, we don’t have that kind of situation, where a secretary of state can choose who they’re going after and who they don’t, because it can be used in a partisan way,” Richardson said.

It’s possible that neither measure would entirely insulate Richardson from complaints of partisanship.

Although Avakian runs a nonpartisan elected office as the state’s labor commissioner, he was accused of playing politics with the role when he fined a Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

Richardson also plans to promote three other initiatives this legislative session.

Two were proposed by former Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins. One of Atkins’ proposals seeks to switch to an online, searchable system for state administrative rules. Richardson said that current law requires the rules be printed, which he contends is unnecessary.

The second of Atkins’ proposals would allow nonaffiliated voters to electronically request ballots for parties with open primaries, a move Richardson’s office says would improve access to voting for people who aren’t registered as members of any political party.

The fifth proposal on Richardson’s list of priorities, introduced by State Rep. Jodi Hack, R-Salem, would create an impeachment process for statewide elected officials. The only way to remove officers now is through a recall effort. "

 

 NUMBER 5 WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT FOR MIKE WINTERS. IMPEACHMENT.

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 Mike Winters. Dean Hunt, where they set-up-base-camp for Lewis murder &

 

Burl Brim jr.  The  xxx sheriff's pinned deputy who had sex with a minor. Fact. When did "Constitutional Sheriff Winters" know? Because the victim claims the xxxsheriff knew. 

 

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 Governor Kitzhaber experienced the true character of Dennis Richardson. #creepers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And These Loons. Daniel Brown. Miranda  McCafferty

When the old ones get the young ones, in a soul-sick ruined life place.

 

Let Alone: Who does this to their child ? Or their niece? Or their nephew? Or a minor ?  Or under the age of majority? Who does this to others & why?

 

Man gets prison for kidnappings over drug debts

 

A Medford man was sentenced to nine years in prison after admitting he and his teenaged son kidnapped and assaulted men over unpaid drug debts.

Daniel Lynn Brown, 35, of the 3000 block of Palmyna Street, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and assault charges Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court after he admitted to holding one man overnight and trying to pull another into a van, both cases reportedly over unpaid drug debts.

On Sept. 19, 2016  Brown held Gregory James Lawrence against his will overnight after Lawrence failed to pay him, according to Deputy District Attorney Alyssa Claseman. While Lawrence was held against his will, Brown reportedly assaulted him with weapons that included a torch.

Days later, Brown, his son and another barged into Robert Schmoll's west Medford home in the 1800 block of Lillian Street armed with baseball bats and a gun, also reportedly over a drug debt. Brown attempted to force Schmoll into a van, but neighbors intervened outside the house, allowing Schmoll to escape.

Schmoll attended the hearing but did not speak, though a relative did, according to Claseman. Both Schmoll and Lawrence have prior drug convictions, court records show.

Brown has been lodged in the Jackson County Jail since Oct. 4, 2016 when he was captured after a standoff while hiding in a self-storage unit on Crater Lake Highway in Medford.

Circuit Judge Timothy Barnack sentenced Brown to 108 months in prison under Measure 11, followed by three years of post-prison supervision.

Brown's son, Damian Elijah Brown, admitted in December to his involvement in the two attacks. He was 16 years old at the time of the attacks.

He was sentenced to 85 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections, where he was transported to a youth facility. A "second look" hearing will revisit his sentence after he serves 57 months. The Department of Corrections will determine whether he stays in a youth facility after he turns 18 in November.

Others involved in the cases have pending charges.

Miranda May McCafferty, 22, faces felony charges of conspiring to commit first- and second-degree kidnapping and two counts of conspiring to commit second-degree assault for her alleged involvement in the Lawrence attack. She has been lodged at the jail in Jackson, Michigan, since January on a fugitive warrant, according to jail staff and court records.

Randy J. Bloom, 57, faces felony charges of first- and second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, second- and third-degree assault, and a misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charge for his alleged involvement in the Schmoll attack. A trial date is currently set for May 17., 2017 "

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4 Every Not Like. There is a BIG LIKE. BIG LAW.

 

 

Thank you to those who love our social media & all the good it has helped bring !!!

 

Speaking, seeking, & 1st amendment rights:

 

                                    TRUTH   FACTS

 

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Carole Cooper Clark :

 " Justice is served! In 2014 My daughter was held at gunpoint by this guy and her life will never be the same. "

 

 

Social Media Sends Medford bank robber to prison "

 

 " A Medford man who'd had no prior criminal history before social media tips led to his capture has been sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison for three armed bank robberies.

Jeffrey Edward Ownby, 30, was sentenced to 198 months prison in U.S. District Court in Eugene Thursday on bank robbery and weapons convictions. In September, Ownby admitted he stole more than $16,000 in three separate incidents between May 2014 and April 2015, one of which involved a sawed-off shotgun.

On May 16, 2014, a disguised Ownby fled the Bank of the Cascades branch at 3100 Crater Lake Highway with $5,878 after brandishing a handgun, swinging it around and ordering everyone inside to get on the ground, telling them "you know what this is."

On Dec. 22, 2014, Ownby brandished a handgun at the American West Bank at 600 N. Biddle Road before taking $7,969. He disguised himself by wearing a fake beard, camouflage head covering and glasses and, similarly to the first robbery, told the tellers "you know exactly what this is" as he pointed the handgun at them.

His last robbery was April 1, 2015, at American West Bank, 3369 Crater Lake Highway, where he stole $2,375. He again wore a disguise and made a similar statement, but this time pulled a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun from a backpack and pointed it at bank employees.

In September, Ownby pleaded guilty to three counts of armed bank robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon made from a shotgun, unlawful possession of a destructive device and using, carrying and brandishing a firearm in connection with a violent crime


Ownby was among the earliest suspects Medford police tracked down with the help of the department's then recently created Facebook page. Former co-workers of Ownby reported him as a likely suspect after seeing the social media post.

Police served a search warrant at Ownby's Medford home and found the sawed-off shotgun and most of the money stolen the day before. They also found Molotov cocktails in a bag in Ownby's truck, along with the disguises.

Police said Ownby confessed to the three bank robberies and told them he had pawned the handgun used in the first two robberies. The gun was recovered by police at a local pawnshop.

The case was investigated by Medford police and the FBI and was prosecuted by Judith Harper and Byron Chatfield, assistant U.S. attorneys for the District of Oregon.

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Hezekiah  Staples. Way too old & still eluding justice   

 

 Pot in Talent Oregon. Imagine That. Who Knew 2017.

Running like cowards...

 

 

Talent man arrested after 100 pounds of pot found in home

 

 

" Police arrested a man Thursday on multiple drug charges, including marijuana manufacture in a home, after officers found more than 100 pounds of cannabis and a small amount of heroin inside a Talent residence.

Police responded to the house in the 300 block of Arnos Street initially because of a report of a domestic disturbance, according to a news release.

They found Hezekiah Cloud Staples, 38, whom Talent police had been looking for since Jan. 30,2017 when he allegedly eluded officers in a vehicle.

In that case, an officer tried to pull Staples over on a traffic violation at 11:43 a.m. while driving on Rapp Road, according to Lt. Jennifer Snook. Staples sped away, Snook said, abandoning his car near Adams Road and continuing to flee on foot. Staples is listed as a Grants Pass resident in court records, but reportedly had been staying at the Arnos Street home off and on, living with an acquaintance.

 

There were also two children in the home.

 

Following the Thursday domestic disturbance call, officers conducted an investigation and found the marijuana and heroin. Police suspect Staples had been manufacturing highly concentrated cannabis extracts in the home, Snook said.

Police arrested Staples on charges of unlawful possession, manufacture and distribution of marijuana, possession of heroin, felon in possession of a firearm, child neglect, elude and reckless driving. He was booked in the Jackson County Jail, but was released on his own recognizance. There was no information in court records on his first court appearance Friday "

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 Pot in Talent Oregon...


 

What They Did to David Edwin Lewis

 

 

 " You know, the one's who don't read or educate themselves." 

                                                                                                     detective Shawna Carroll

 

 

Soul Sick Killers

 

 

Murder is Forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALDEN BILL WOULD EFFECT LAW USED IN HAMMON CASE; LAW WOULD BAR PROSECUTION

 

 

" Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, is sponsoring a bill that would soften the federal statute used to convict the Harney County ranchers whose imprisonment was central to last year’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff.

The bill would exempt from prosecution people who violate the law under circumstances similar to the Hammonds’.

In 2012, Dwight Hammond and son Steven Hammond were convicted of setting fires on their ranch in 2001 and 2006 that spread to federal land. The Hammonds maintain the earlier fire was set to control invasive plants, while prosecutors maintained it was to cover up illegal hunting.

In 2006, Bureau of Land Management firefighters were battling nearby blazes sparked by lightning, and the Hammonds lit a backburn in an attempt to prevent the already-burning fires from encroaching on the winter feed for their cattle.

The Hammonds were tried under a federal statute that establishes a minimum of five and a maximum of 20 years in prison for any person who uses fire or explosives to damage or destroy or attempt to damage or destroy federal property.

However, U.S. District Judge Michael Robert Hogan declined to impose the minimum sentence on the Hammonds and said at the time doing so would “shock the conscience.”

The federal government appealed and won, negating the reduced sentences imposed by Hogan. The Hammonds were resentenced to five years each with credit for time served and returned to prison in January 2016.

The perceived mistreatment of the Hammonds was at the root of the demonstrations in and around Burns that led to the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge at the same time the Hammonds were headed back to prison.

Demonstrators held the refuge headquarters for more than three weeks, at which point demonstration leader Robert “Lavoy” Finicum was shot and killed by Oregon State Police during a traffic stop between Burns and John Day. Most of the remaining occupiers fled, and the final holdouts surrendered to law enforcement Feb. 11. 2016.

Walden’s bill defines the circumstances under which the law would not apply, carving out exemptions that would likely have spared the Hammonds had they been in place at the time. Provided a fire was set on an individual’s private land for the purpose of protecting that property or as part of farming-, ranching- or timber-related vegetation management — and does not pose a serious threat of injury or damage to any individual or federal property — that individual would not be prosecuted.

Walden spokesman Andrew Malcolm said because a law cannot be adopted retroactively, the passage of Walden’s bill would have no effect on the Hammonds’ conviction or imprisonment.

Walden proposed an identical measure last year, according to Malcolm. Malcolm said the measure attracted five co-sponsors from Western states, but Congress ran out of time before the proposal could be considered "

 

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Josh Gibson and ALL that Corruption

 

Board Accused Of 'back-door' Appointment

 

The appointment of a Jackson County assessor appears to be a done deal, with a county employee getting “a head nod” even before the Board of Commissioners votes on it Wednesday.

“From what I can tell it is being done behind closed doors,” said Roy Wright, an appraiser who ran for the assessor position in the 2008 election and intends to run again in May.

Wright said he expressed interest in being considered for the position, but learned the commissioners already had settled on Joshua Gibson, who works in the Assessor’s Office.

Gibson would replace Dan Ross, who stepped down in September, citing a hostile work environment while also facing personnel complaints.

Commissioners said they were not making closed-door decisions in selecting Gibson, but were merely looking for the most qualified candidate to fill an interim position until the election.

But their decision to appoint Gibson came without notice to the public and without any convening of a public meeting, both of which are required by Oregon’s public meetings laws before deliberating toward a decision.

The assessor’s job is an elected position, but because Ross left office before his term was up, it falls on the commissioners to make the appointment. The nonpartisan position will be on the ballot in May. If one candidate draws more than 50 percent of the vote, he or she will be elected assessor. If not, the top two vote-getters advance to the November general election.

The commissioners indicated they plan to select Gibson to fill the position at their 9:30 a.m. Wednesday meeting.

The commissioners put three measures before voters earlier this year to make the assessor, the surveyor and the clerk appointed positions rather than elected, but the voters rejected all three by wide margins.

Wright acknowledged Gibson has experience working at the Assessor’s Office, but said it came under difficult circumstances.

“No matter how good this kid is, his training took place in a dysfunctional environment,” he said. “People in that office have been under a lot of stress for the past two years. They need a breath of fresh air in the office.”

Since the commissioners failed to get voters to approve the appointing of the assessor, Wright said, they are trying a back-door method of achieving the same end.

He described the selection of someone within the ranks of Assessor’s Office as “bureaucratic incest.”

All three commissioners said the matter had been discussed and the likely candidate is Gibson.

“We’ve already given a head nod,” Commissioner Don Skundrick said.

He said Gibson is the best choice as the interim assessor because he has had experience working in the office, and would provide continuity for the county before a new assessor takes over in January 2013.

Skundrick said he didn’t think the selection of Gibson could be interpreted as automatic support for his candidacy, nor that the commissioners are trying to appoint an insider.

“I don’t know where one can even go with that,” he said. “It’s almost comical. Maybe it’s just naive of me, but I don’t see anything wrong with it.”

Commissioner C.W. Smith said he was under the impression that the selection of Gibson was essentially accomplished, though he thought it still might require some kind of formal action.

“The board has made a decision to make Joshua Gibson the assessor,” he said. “We wanted to try to make sure that it was a transition that was orderly. We wanted someone to hit the ground running with that office.”

Smith said he wasn’t even aware that Wright was interested in the interim assessor’s position. Wright said he had contacted the county to let them know of his interest.

Smith said the fact that Gibson would be considered the incumbent in an election shouldn’t give him that much of an edge in May.

“I am sure that Roy Wright can mount a formidable campaign,” he said. “There’s going to be other folks, and I think that’s great.”

Commissioner John Rachor said each commissioner separately had discussed the possible appointment with staff and also with Gibson, but not in an open meeting.

“We haven’t talked about this in a meeting,” he said.

Rachor said Roy Wright also had spoken with him.

The only other possible candidate for assessor so far who has filed pre-qualification papers is Gerald James Nordahl, who runs Equitable Appraisal Service in Medford.

Nordahl said he wasn’t even aware the commissioners were planning to fill the assessor’s position on an interim basis.

He said he’s considering making a run for the office in the May election, but hadn’t made up his mind yet.

Jack Orchard, a Portland attorney who represents the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, said the commissioners should have made every effort to make the selection of an assessor a public process, particularly because the position is normally an elected one.

“It increases the obligation of the commissioners to be as transparent as possible and to open up the process as much as possible,” he said.

The process used to select the new assessor is an important undertaking for the not only county officials, but the voters as well, Orchard said.

“They (applicants) need to demonstrate the decision-making process to the public, not just the county commissioners,” he said.

He said commissioners could discuss various candidates for the position, but can’t indicate who they’ve chosen until after deliberations.

“They don’t have any business discussing whether this person is the chosen one,” Orchard said "  12/2011

 

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Facing 3 scandals, Jackson County

 Move along...nothing to see here...except massive corruption & don't expose the truth mentality:

 January 2016

 MEDFORD -- " Jackson County has been rocked by scandal, with three top officials coming under scrutiny after complaints over their personal conduct and in one case alleged criminal activity.

"There's been a rash of issues," Commissioner Rick Dyer said. "There's been a little upheaval."

Shane Hagey, Community Justice director, was placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested Dec. 30 on charges of possession of methamphetamine. Hagey oversees a county department that among other things handles parole and probation for criminals, many of whom have had drug problems.

Assessor Josh Gibson announced his resignation effective Dec. 31 amid questions about urinating on a golf course. Gibson has acknowledged he urinated outside, a relatively common practice among male golfers, but he denied exposing himself in front of a woman who was with his group. He also said he has had recent health issues.

Commissioner Doug Breidenthal is the subject of an Oregon Government Ethics Commission complaint filed by county officials. Breidenthal has denied the allegations, which are related to an obscure campaign account and questions over $70,000 in travel expenses, but the complaint is still under review by the Ethics Commission.


Because there is no common thread to the complaints, Dyer and former commissioners say it's difficult to come up with a policy or educational tool to prevent similar issues from popping up in the future.

Commissioners and county officials receive extensive training in ethics and are cautioned to avoid situations that would cause public perception problems.

"No matter how many times you tell someone to watch their conduct, some people don't hear the message," Dyer said. "These are such isolated and different circumstances. I don't think there is one magic bullet that could help."

In the future, Dyer said, it might be helpful to continually stress to government officials that their jobs are under the spotlight with the community. He said top-ranking county officials need to be on their guard and conduct themselves appropriately while in office.

Dyer said the allegations against Hagey are the most troublesome to him, because he's known Hagey since grade school.

"I would have never in a million years have suspected something like that," he said.

Medford police say they found methamphetamine both when they arrested him and later at his house. An informant told them Hagey had been purchasing meth for at least a year, police said.

In past years, the county has struggled with organizational issues, including shrinking budgets and the temporary closure of its libraries, but only occasional issues arising about a county official's conduct.

Former Commissioner C.W. Smith said, "I'm very disappointed. The county has been working hard for a number of years to build up its reputation."

He said the county improved its financial position despite declining revenues. "The county is in a very solvent position," he said.

Smith, a former Jackson County sheriff, said deputies and other officials were warned that three things could get them into trouble: extramarital affairs, gambling, and drinking and drugs.

In addition, he said, government officials were expected to keep their personal financial affairs in order.

"Many a good person has lost their career over things like this," he said.

Smith suggested the media could do a better job of vetting candidates for various positions, though Hagey was hired by the county for his job. Also, he suggested the county could conduct more thorough background checks, though many of the officials under scrutiny were well known in the area.

At the same time, he said the county has been transparent about these issues.

"I've been in other places where this stuff is swept under the rug," he said.

Even with safeguards in place, it's difficult to figure out how people will act once they get in office, Smith said.

Former Commissioner Don Skundrick said he remembers starting his county job and receiving a lot of information about how public officials should avoid situations that would put the office in a bad light.

"We all make mistakes as human beings, but when you're in a position of authority, you've got to be careful," he said.

Like others, Skundrick said he was most surprised by the allegations against Hagey, whom he's known for some time.

"That was a shocker to me," he said.

Skundrick said he thought Gibson had been doing a good job as assessor. As far as urinating on a golf course, Skundrick acknowledged he's done it himself as have many of his golfing buddies.

Skundrick said he supported an attempt in 2011 to make the assessor, county clerk and surveyor positions appointed rather than elected to better vet the candidates. However, Gibson was first appointed by the county commissioners after the previous assessor, Dan Ross, resigned. Later Gibson ran for office and was elected by the voters.

Despite the scandals, Skundrick said, the county continues to run "exceptionally well."

-- The Associated Press

 

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Never would have seen it or believed it ? Or didn't want to?

 

...The True Lore...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Weeks After the Murder, Arsons, Bodyburning

 

 

 How would "then-sheriff" 

Michael Scott Winters

know who was safe and who was not...hmmm...

 

CABIN FIRE PROBE CONTINUES - -

 

ANITA BURKE 9/25/08

 

 

 " Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said his department is continuing an "active criminal investigation" into a pair of house fires on Dead Indian Memorial Road earlier this month and the death of a man who lived in one of the destroyed homes.

Two fires — at 18196 and 12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road — were reported about an hour apart in the early morning hours of Sept. 4. Both homes burned to the ground and a man's body was found inside the cabin at the summit, where David Lewis, 46, had lived for more than two decades. The other cabin, near the intersection with Keno Access Road, was a summer home occupied only on weekends, neighbors and authorities said.

"Investigators are working on this case," Winters said Wednesday. "They've done lots of interviews."

They haven't confirmed the identity of the dead man, although Lewis' friends and family held a memorial for him on the mountain Sept. 14.

Investigators contacted several local dentists but couldn't come up with recent dental records for Lewis. DNA samples from the body found in Lewis' cabin and from Lewis' family members have been sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification, a national program supported in part by the Department of Justice.

An autopsy was done, but Winters declined to release the cause of death.

He said details of the investigation can't be made public, but detectives are tracking down every clue.

"It's an odd set of circumstances to have two residences burn down at the same time in this remote location," said Winters, who owns property and spends time in the rural area in the mountains east of Ashland.

Theories about what might have happened and safety concerns have circulated through the mountaintop community, where residents in search of details about the shocking crime are eager to chat with the sheriff.

Winters said he has no information to indicate people or homes there are at any additional risk."

 

 

 

 

                             WHO in WHOWHYEEE

 

                                                        Howzit in Hawaii ?

 

                      OPM/ Always lovin Other People's Money. Seriously. Deep seerious love. $$$

 

It's all good until it's not. Then the FBI has to go to Hawaii...

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 Voted-out- Mike Winters set-up base camp in Dean Hunt's (now sold) old  house on the day of the vile vile heinous murder of David Edwin Lewis.

While Dave was so upset with Dean and his illegal rock quarry,  illegal driveway development, and ruination of the adjoining property to Dave

                   Now why would Dean repeatedly upset Dave?

 

        And why would Zebra One alias Mike Winters set-up a major crimes, law enforcement operation, murder investigation and nefarious double arson,  at  Gary Dean Hunt's house ?

 Dean Hunt at Mike Winters' Boaters Intoxication Study. Other people's money being used to see how drunk boaters behave...only it was in a hotel room. With a bunch of middle aged women.  And Dean. Smh. Dishonoring law enforcement.

 

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                                    WhoWhyEEEEEEE

 

 

 

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HYATT LAKE & NAT MONUMENT & LAWS & LANDING

 

 

Our View: Monumental considerations

 

 http://www.mailtribune.com/opinion/20170127/our-view-monumental-considerations

 

"Jackson County commissioners, smarting from the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, are turning to the new Donald Trump administration, hoping to win changes in the Antiquities Act that allowed President Barack Obama to expand the monument. While some changes in the Antiquities Act may be warranted, there are good reasons to retain the monument and its expansion.

Congress passed the Antiquities Act in 1906 in an effort to protect Native American archeological sites that were being looted of artifacts. Since then, a series of presidential proclamations and court rulings have effectively expanded the scope of the act to allow presidents to protect vast swaths of federal land as monuments for reasons not limited to archeological artifacts.

The act does not require any public input or the approval of state or local governments, which angers many, especially in the West, who see federal control of public land as an unreasonable restriction on ranching, mining and logging that benefit local economies. The act also does not require the environmental review stipulated in other federal land-use actions, because the courts have held that the president is not subject to those requirements.

Two states managed to convince Congress to grant special protection against the use of the Antiquities Act: Wyoming, which objected to President Franklin Roosevelt's declaring the Jackson Hole National Monument to protect a wildlife reserve when Congress refused to expand Grand Teton National Park, and Alaska, which objected to President Jimmy Carter's designation of 17 national monuments encompassing 56 million acres in that state.

In the Wyoming case, Congress overturned Roosevelt's monument designation, but FDR vetoed the bill. Congress eventually gave in and expanded Teton Park, but included a provision requiring congressional approval of any future monuments in Wyoming.

In the Alaska case, Carter created the monuments despite the opposition of the Alaskan public, the state government and its congressional delegation. The courts upheld Carter's action in two lawsuits, and Congress eventually accepted a compromise that protected the land in question, but also placed a 5,000-acre limit on any future monuments in Alaska.

Jackson County commissioners say they would like Oregon to get special treatment as well. That would be a bad idea. "

 

 

  - - In Jackson County the laws are not applied equally and Dave Lewis objected to this insidious, selfish, soul sick idea of an RV resort. Totally illegal. 

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Placed  as a " park model RV" on two dirt campgrounds on the Pacific Crest Trail on Hyatt Lake. 

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 Within the Monument. No mobile home parks allowed.

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 Cement and blacktop over Native American lands... Dawn Wiedmeier of the Bureau of Reclamation..." one way would cost us money and the other way, we get money. And we don't know if they will clean it up the way they are suppose to."

 

Wonder what President Trump thinks about that bogus report he is reviewing ?

 

 

 

 

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" If Congress wants to modify the Antiquities Act, say, to require public hearings, it should do so for the entire country, not carve out state-specific exemptions.

Congress has always had the power to rescind monument designations — and to create monuments itself. Congress has rescinded monuments on a few occasions, but not in recent years, and no president has ever revoked a monument created by a previous president. If President Trump were to attempt that, as some have urged him to do, it would almost certainly be challenged and ultimately decided by the Supreme Court.

There were valid reasons for creating and for expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and it should remain in place. The Antiquities Act could benefit from some updating, but that should be done carefully and should apply to all states equally. "

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 Strictly zoned. Limited stay to 2 weeks. No permanent dwellings. No year round open. Seasonal use only. CAMPGROUNDS.

 

But Danny Jordan, CW Smith, Bob McNeely and Fishywife Jeanne Plante...broke the laws, rules, regs.

AND built an illegal helicopter landing pad. Eh Jones? 

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 3 Helicopters flew over, trained at Hyatt Lake. When the Enforcement Officer was investigating, Bob McNeely LIED and said it was Oregon State Sanctioned training of Chinese. The officer closed the case, then found out he had been LIED to.

 

Ashland Airport. Training Chinese Military / Police Engineers & Pilots.

 

On Dave's road.  Dead Indian Road, Ashland Oregon. 2010.

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 Brim Aviation alias Air Rescue Systems.

 

Teaching  training techniques in the"Forbidden City Fort Ord" and Moon Praire & Johnson Prairie; Keno Quarry access road. Landing in Bandon. Flying to Astoria... over Oregon, Coastal waterways, mountains, and God knows what else.

 

Using the FLIR camera according to documentation: Mr. Rice.

" NOT GETTING CAUGHT IN A LIE, ISN'T THE SAME AS TELLING THE TRUTH"

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Hyatt Lake is not zoned  a mobile home park resort destination.

Roll em all off. 

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 Being lived in year round. Which is completely forbidden. But Planning can't figure out how to enforce  - - Never should have happened in the first place ! Roll em all off.

 

 

 

 

 

               OnTrack is Apparently  Offfffff  Track

 

 

 

OnTrack Director placed on leave amid probe

 

 OnTrack Inc. Executive Director Rita Sullivan has been placed on leave amid an internal investigation into allegations that an unspecified member or members of the drug and alcohol treatment program's management have "inappropriately interacted" with some staff members.

In an undated letter disseminated to OnTrack staff, Jim Maize, president of OnTrack's board of directors, announced Sullivan's leave with few details but stressed the program's strict "anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies."

The letter, which was obtained Monday evening by the Mail Tribune, also said leaders of the Medford-based nonprofit intend to set up avenues for employees to register anonymous employment-related complaints that will be investigated by a third party.

"We are committed to maintaining a work environment free of inappropriate or disrespectful behavior or conduct," Maize said in the letter.

Sullivan did not immediately return a telephone call Monday night seeking comment.

Rick Nagel, who along with fellow former OnTrack board member Tonia Moro have taken over administrative and supervisory duties during Sullivan's absence, said the private investigator who conducted the probe was hired by OnTrack but he declined to say whether it was ordered by the board.

Nagel declined to reveal the nature or number of complaints that led to the investigation and the number of managers who were investigated, but "it's definitely not wide-ranging," he said.

With a staff of about 160 in several facilities, OnTrack has experienced "tremendous growth" in recent years, and the growth has given the board cause to look at its managerial structure, Nagel said. The nonprofit now plans to conduct an operational audit "to see where we might improve" in that structure, he said.

Nagel said the leave was not associated with any investigation by a public agency and that OnTrack's own investigation has been going on for "two or three months."

On Sept. 26, the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services Public Affairs Director Gene Evans confirmed to the Mail Tribune that its Child Welfare division planned to conduct a Contract Compliance Review in early October on OnTrack.

A contract compliance review is a process of determining whether the parties are adhering to the terms and conditions of the contract, Evans wrote in an email. It will include both file reviews and interviews with individuals or groups from both OnTrack and the DHS' Jackson County Child Welfare, the email stated.

"The review will result in written findings related to compliance and will generate a performance improvement strategy for any area identified as deficient by either OnTrack or the Department," Evans wrote.

Evans declined to elaborate on any details, including what triggered the DHS review.

OnTrack is licensed by the DHS to provide residential and outpatient addiction treatment and outpatient mental health services.

Moro and Nagel, who met with staff today, will run the operation "during the next several weeks" of Sullivan's leave and Maize's letter to OnTrack employees admonished them not to discuss the matter. It also directed any inquiries to Nagel.

Nagel praised Sullivan for her work building OnTrack and its services, and that "she deserves a rest," he said. "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out Of Shadows They Will Crawl for Pot Money More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  " Final determination: Oregon Ethics Commission found that there was a "preponderance of evidence" showing that Commissioner  Simon Hare violated Oregon Ethics Statutes by not disclosing a conflict of interest which could result in a financial impact (gain) to himself. This refers to the Board County Commissioner Josephine  meeting at which Simon and Commissioner  Cherryl Walker,  rushed to send a letter to the Legislature to protest a ban on hemp, without disclosing that they were partners in the only hemp farm in Josephine County. Both Hare and Walker were found to have violated the Oregon Ethics statutes.  "

 

-  Simon Hare

 A  Josephine Commissioner leaving a strip-club in Eugene, drunk, and nearly hit a cop car, while on the taxpayer dollar staying in hotels, eating, per diem,  in Eugene town, to accept an " award" the very next day...

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  " Legalized marijuana may be a boon for Southern Oregon, but the banking industry's unwillingness to risk federal penalties by holding pot-tainted money means more cash is circulating through the local economy — a lot more.

"We're seeing much more cash," says Jeri Reno, chief operating officer at Medford-based People's Bank of Commerce. "It really is the unintended consequences of passing new state laws."

After years of moving away from cash, financial institutions have been yanked back in time by the burgeoning cannabis industry. Cash crop money spent at grocery stores and retailers and paid to builders and handymen is circulating in increasing volumes and eventually finding its way to banks.

"We don't bank directly with marijuana businesses," says Dawn DeVita, vice president and operations manager at People's Bank, Southern Oregon's only locally headquartered bank. "But we have cash-intensive clients. So indirectly, we have a cash society again. We kind of went back 10-plus years."

The real uptick came when recreational use became legal in July 2015 and growers began obtaining licenses from the state in May 2016, Reno says.

The widespread impact is best illustrated by the supply chain.

"A marijuana grower is going to need irrigation, fencing, greenhouse supplies and soil," Reno says. "So you can see how far-reaching it is in that it impacts so many businesses in the valley."

Building supply firms, for example, saw an immediate response as growers acquired fencing and other construction materials.

"We've had people come in and pay three, four or five thousand dollars in cash for the materials they needed," says Becky Hingle, office manager for Hughes Lumber Co. "We've seen a lot of cedar fencing go out of here."

Oregon Bankers Association CEO Linda Navarro says banks have two primary worries: Regulatory compliance, which often is a moving target, and federal law that classifies marijuana as a controlled substance in the same category as heroin.

"Financial institutions have to determine if they're violating federal law and complying with burdensome regulations at the same time," Navarro says.

She says 90 percent of Oregon's banking institutions have taken a hands-off approach to the cannabis industry.

"There were some who dipped their toes into the water and got back out of it just as quick," Navarro says. A couple of smaller institutions in the northern part of the state tried working with secondary businesses created specifically for the industry, such as security firms, but regulatory slip-ups or federal action proved too much of a risk, she says.

The reality, Navarro says, is many businesses derive income in one form or another from the cannabis industry.

"Whether it's cities, counties, utilities, the local fencing company, hardware stores or fertilizer sellers, who isn't going to have some overlap?" Navarro says.

Without a bank account, dispensaries must pay their employees, landlords, lawyers and electricians in cash, says Brie Malarkey of Breeze Botanicals, which operates shops in Ashland and Gold Hill, a processing plant on Vilas Road and farm in Shady Cove.

"We spend most of our life delivering cash," Malarkey says. "Our employees get paid in cash, we have to stand with them while they count, confirm and sign for the amount. It's the same with our vendors."

Because the Internal Revenue Service requires electronic fund transfers, Malarkey had to repeatedly open accounts to make tax payments last year.

"We'd open an account and pay the IRS before the bank shut it down," Malarkey says. "We never lied about it, we just didn't offer it was cannabis money."

An array of anti-terrorism and money-laundering components wrapped into the Bank Secrecy Act put banks in an economic minefield of dealing with communities awash in cash while complying with federal regulations.

The Bank Secrecy Act requires banks to monitor customer deposits for any Anti-Money Laundering law violations and file reports of suspicious activity to the U.S. Treasury. Failure to file suspicious activity reports can result in criminal and civil penalties, including jail for involved employees. Technically, a bank itself commits money laundering by accepting money derived from the sale of marijuana.

Marijuana-related or not, cash-intensive industries demand more monitoring. That means more expense in adding backroom staff for financial institutions.

"It has evolved over the last five years," DeVita says. "We have daily reports, weekly, monthly. We look for behaviors with algorithms for things outside of normal business patterns. Based on our size, we've seen a substantial increase in those. It's nothing directly related to the marijuana industry, but to BSA regulations."

Even though marijuana activity that often operated out of sight in Jackson and Josephine counties is now sanctioned by state law, bankers still have to keep their eyes wide open. The challenges for banks are substantially no different today than they were when states began passing laws permitting medical and recreational use, dispensaries and grows.

"Our area has always been categorized by the Bank Secrecy Act as a high drug-trafficking area, just because we're on the I-5 corridor, even back 10 years," DeVita says. "We have cash-intensive clients we have to monitor, report, and do due diligence. We can track electronic transactions much easier than cash transactions. With electronic transactions, you know the originator and the beneficiary. With cash, you don't know where the originator came from, you only know the beneficiary. That's the really ironic thing."

Privacy requirements don't allow the bank to talk about how many accounts are affected, DeVita says.

"Indirectly, all of us have seen more cash, even consumers, based on friends having cash, or this or that," she says. "It's part of the whole industry in the community."

Banks don't specify how much more cash, citing security issues, goes through their counting machines and is shipped out of town by armored trucks.

"We've had to heighten our security standards and awareness," DeVita says. "We're shipping (cash) out sooner rather than later; which is also an additional expense."

Likewise, she says, businesses are more likely to unload cash more often.

"You've got the Grange, Home Depot or others using armored cars so they don't put their employees at risk," DeVita says. "Fast food places seeing a little more cash are just making more deposits — twice a day, maybe a drop in the morning and then a drop at night. Maybe they're buying a little bigger of a vault or using armored cars for transport."

Marijuana dispensaries themselves have had to devise ways to deal with the influx of cash.

"A lot of the dispensaries use a third party with a lot of their shipments to their central vaults," DeVita says. "Because they're not bankable, typically they have created their own infrastructure."

One financial institution, Salem-based Maps Credit Union, has offered services to licensed operators, but it doesn't advertise its marijuana dealings and requires clients to sign a non­disclosure agreement when the account is opened.

Maps CU has managed to walk the legal and regulatory tightrope, albeit less foreboding than banks might face. The institution runs such clients through a litany of tests and checks that are both expensive and labor intensive. To this point, however, the service hasn't been available in Southern Oregon.

One reason marijuana cash stays local longer is that unless it goes to a vault, it's recycled into other businesses, says Marc Armstrong, president of Commonomics USA, a management consulting firm.

"You're finding a significant buy-local movement in Humboldt County (on the Northern California coast)," Armstrong says. "You can't use a $20 bill to buy something on Amazon, so it ends up being a local currency, accepted and circulated. A lot of the communities (where marijuana is grown) are isolated, so it's not like they're going to travel to the big cities to buy things."

Still, there are plenty of people who would like to see cash curtailed, he says.

"There's an inconvenience issue associated with people who would rather not have cash on hand and be forced to use it," he says. "Banks don't incur that sort of problem, but they may have greater risks because of (legal and regulatory) issues associated with cash."

OBA's Navarro anticipates Congress may eventually revisit marijuana if enough states legalize medical and recreational use. But as long as marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, the problem of the cash it produces will remain.

"It's a real gray area for the businesses with that much cash circulating around the streets," Navarro says. "Trying to figure out how to get it into the banking industry is a real challenge."

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 Commissioner Simon Hare the Hemp Grower...no shame.

 

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Former county commissioner opens marijuana dispensary

 

 

 

 

 Medford, Ore., — February 2017

 

" Former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal is opening a pot dispensary.

American Cannabis Company is set to open on West Main Street in Medford.

Breidenthal is currently at the center of investigations from both the Oregon Department of Justice and the Oregon Government Ethics Commission – having been accused of misusing public funds, conflict of public interest and fraud.

He lost his bid for re-election in the primary last year. "

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 13 October 2015

Commissioner Doug Breidenthal to host Marijuana Town Hall Meeting on October 21, 2015

Event date: 10/21/2015 6:30 PM 

Event Location: Jackson County Medford Library

MEDFORD, OREGON Commissioner Doug Breidenthal  — and Kelly Madding, Director of Jackson County Development Services, will hold a Marijuana Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The meeting is open to everyone and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Medford Library Branch, 205 South Central Avenue, Medford, OR 97501.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information regarding the legalization of marijuana in Jackson County. The presentation will include information on the history of marijuana legislation, a recap of current laws and an overview of county planning, including the development of the Jackson County Ordinance. There will be a Listening Session at the close of the meeting for input from those attending.

“This is such an important part of our future in Jackson County. Many people are concerned and confused about what is happening here and in Salem,” said Commissioner Breidenthal, “I look forward to hearing from those that attend.”

The Jackson County Commissioners serve as the Executive Branch and perform legislative and quasi-judicial functions of the County. Commissioners are responsible for the planning, formation and implementation of the annual budget. In addition, Commissioners serve on other federal, state and local mandated governmental panels, boards and commissions with fiscal duties and authority over public monies. Commissioners also serve the ceremonial functions of the County in representations to the public for the public good and betterment of Jackson County "

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 Same Kelly Madding, Director of Jackson County Development Services who somehow was complicit in allowing  this as an RV...on Hyatt Lake...near the pot grows...

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 An RV on a campground...riiiight....Legal Grows....riiiight.

 

 

When is An AmERICAN not an AmERICAN Erik ?

 

 

 

By then, the U.S. government was already investigating Prince for possible weapons deals in Africa, according to the former senior U.S. intelligence official and the former intelligence official briefed on the matter. In the course of the surveillance operation for that investigation, U.S. intercepts revealed Prince appearing to discuss efforts to open bank accounts in China to help his Libyan associates.

“Money laundering for Libyan officials using a Chinese bank — that is the issue that pushed it over the edge” for the Justice Department, said the second former intelligence official.

The U.S. spies monitoring Prince soon discovered that he had traveled to the Chinese-controlled peninsula of Macau in an effort to open a bank account, according to two people familiar with the investigation. A well-connected source within the Macau banking community told The Intercept that Prince first attempted to open an account at the Macau branch of a European-connected bank, but was denied after a review by the bank’s European headquarters.

Later, Prince traveled to Beijing, where he met with Chinese agents from the Ministry of State Security, according to the second former intelligence official and a source familiar with the meeting.

In January, Prince returned to Macau and opened an account at the Bank of China, according to several sources, including the second former intelligence official and the source with close connections to Macau’s banking community.

“It was not a personal account,” said the former U.S. intelligence official briefed on the investigation. “He was doing it for the purpose of what is considered now — in the investigation — money laundering on behalf of the Libyans.”

“When he has legitimate business, he does legitimate business,” said Prince’s lawyer.

The CEO of FSG China is a former Chinese security official who was once described by a defense trade publication as “Prince’s right-hand man in China, oiling the wheels of his relationship with the government.”

“If Erik is fucking around with the Chinese, I don’t even want to imagine what the U.S. government is thinking about,” said Prince’s close associate with in-depth knowledge of his activities.

Toensing, Prince’s lawyer, confirmed that Prince successfully opened an account with the Bank of China. “He opened an account on behalf of a business,” she said. Toensing declined to say for which business he opened the account, but said that it complied with U.S. banking regulations. “This is not an FSG bank account,” a spokesperson for FSG told The Intercept.

As for Prince’s alleged meetings with Chinese intelligence, Toensing confirmed that Prince had met with internal security officials in Beijing, but claimed it was in connection to medical evacuation operations. Toensing was unable to answer allegations that Chinese intelligence assisted Prince in setting up a bank account in Macau because she could not reach Prince, whom she said was not in the United States. “What he told me about visiting China was that he was there selling his book and he’s given various speeches there,” she said.

While Prince’s re-invented Libya “border security” proposal was framed as a means of stopping migration, sources with knowledge of Prince’s business strategy allege that he had greater ambitions in that country. One person involved in Prince’s plan said the anti-migration force was seen as a vehicle for Prince to build a “backdoor” for so-called kinetic, or lethal, operations in Libya — a form of mercenary mission-creep. “During the day, you do interdiction of migrants — not kinetic,” said the person involved in the plan. “But those routes are used by weapons smugglers and drug traffickers at night. Insurgents too. Erik’s guys can then be offered to the Libyans to help with their other problems. That’s how you get kinetic.”

The plan called for a series of “border security” bases housing intelligence centers, helicopters, surveillance airplanes, and weaponized vehicles. Prince proposed a fully equipped, contemporary military force to be staffed in part by foreign mercenaries.

“This is Erik Prince using the refugee crisis in Europe in an effort to put mercenaries on the ground in Libya,” said Malcolm Nance, a former U.S. Naval officer who trained special operations forces and has extensive experience in Libya since the fall of Qaddafi. “They think they’re going to solve the migration problem with technology and a bunch of Western mercenaries?” Nance, who reviewed a copy of Prince’s plan provided by The Intercept, called the proposal “fantasy baseball.”

Government Investigation Focuses on Violations of U.S. Defense Export Regulations

Among the concerns of government investigators is that Prince’s attempts to provide defense-related services to Libya and other countries violate U.S. defense export regulations. Under federal law, U.S. citizens seeking to offer military services or technologies to Libya must have a license certifying that the services or articles are approved under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR. “Many of these services and articles are designed to kill people or defend against killing people,” said John Barker, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for export controls. “To protect U.S. national security and foreign policy as well as that of its allies, the U.S. requires prior authorization.”

FSG officials told The Intercept that the company has no such licenses, nor has it sought them. “Since our inception, FSG has had bright-line policies against the provision of defense services and the purchase of U.S.-origin items that might be ITAR-controlled,” said Smith, the CEO of FSG.

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, which issues the licenses, told The Intercept that it would not comment on what licenses companies possess or lack, calling them “proprietary corporate data,” and asserted that information on the licenses is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The Intercept has a long-standing FOIA request with the State Department seeking information on licenses granted to Prince and his former network of companies. To date, no information has been provided.

According to documents reviewed by The Intercept, as recently as 2014, Prince was registered as a defense services broker with the State Department through a limited liability corporation in Delaware, Westcomi LLC. That registration would permit Prince to engage in brokering without further authorization for some transactions in some countries, but not in Libya. Even with a valid brokering registration, according to legal experts, Prince would still need to get State Department approval for specific deals and report them to the U.S. government. “He could not solicit or promote the brokering of defense articles such as armored equipment delivered from abroad, or engage in or make a proposal to engage in brokering activities, absent prior U.S. government approval,” said Barker, the former state department official.

An FSG official said the company did not know if Prince obtained a license for his activities in Libya, but noted that he did not have one in his capacity as FSG’s chairman. One of Prince’s Libya proposals reviewed by The Intercept lists FSG as the commercial vendor for the project.

Last October, concerned about Prince’s unsanctioned international activities, FSG’s board approved a resolution clarifying that the company does not “engage in activities that require ITAR licenses.” A State Department spokesperson declined to comment, saying, “We are restricted under Federal Regulations from commenting on specific defense trade export licensing activities.

Prince’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, told The Intercept: “I’m not going to get into what licenses [Prince] has.”

 

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UPHOLD the LAW. ERIK PRINCE. OREGON or AFRICA

 

 

Erik Prince in the Hot Seat

Blackwater’s Founder Is Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Ties to Chinese Intel, and Brokering Mercenary Services

 

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March 24 2016, 2:00 a.m.

ERIK PRINCE, founder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for attempting to broker military services to foreign governments and possible money laundering, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the case.

What began as an investigation into Prince’s attempts to sell defense services in Libya and other countries in Africa has widened to a probe of allegations that Prince received assistance from Chinese intelligence to set up an account for his Libya operations through the Bank of China. The Justice Department, which declined to comment for this article, is also seeking to uncover the precise nature of Prince’s relationship with Chinese intelligence.

Prince, through his lawyer, Victoria Toensing, said he has not been informed of a federal investigation and had not offered any defense services in Libya. Toensing called the money-laundering allegations “total bullshit.”

The Intercept interviewed more than a half dozen of Prince’s associates, including current and former business partners; four former U.S. intelligence officers; and other sources familiar with the Justice Department investigation. All of them requested anonymity to discuss these matters because there is an ongoing investigation. The Intercept also reviewed several secret proposals drafted by Prince and his closest advisers and partners offering paramilitary services to foreign entities.

For more than a year, U.S. intelligence has been monitoring Prince’s communications and movements, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence officer and a second former intelligence official briefed on the investigation. Multiple sources, including two people with business ties to Prince, told The Intercept that current government and intelligence personnel informed them of this surveillance. Those with business ties were cautioned to sever their dealings with Prince.

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Erik Prince, left, chairman of Frontier Services Group, looks at a map of Africa with Deputy Chairman Johnson Ko. FSG, which is backed by Chinese capital, is based in Hong Kong.

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Erik Prince Sought to Recreate a Blackwater-Style Operation

In 2010, amid public scandals and government investigations, Prince began to sell off his Blackwater empire. Using new vehicles, he continued to engage in controversial private security ventures, including operations in Somalia and the United Arab Emirates. Eventually, the former Navy SEAL and self-proclaimed American patriot began building close business ties with powerful individuals connected to the Chinese Communist Party. In January 2014, Prince officially went into business with the Chinese government’s largest state-owned investment firm, the Citic Group, and founded Frontier Services Group, which is based in Hong Kong. Citic Group is the company’s single largest investor, and two of FSG’s board members are Chinese nationals.

Despite the provenance of FSG’s funding and Prince’s history of bad publicity, Prince was able to recruit an impressive line-up of former U.S. military and intelligence officers to run the company. Key to Prince’s ability to retain such personnel, given FSG’s ties to China, has been the firm’s strictly circumscribed mission, which does not include military-related services. FSG is a publicly traded aviation and logistics firm specializing in shipping in Africa and elsewhere. The company also conducts high-risk evacuations from conflict zones. Prince has described his work with FSG as being “on the side of peace and economic development” and helping Chinese businesses to work safely in Africa.

Behind the back of corporate leadership at FSG, Prince was living a double life.

But behind the back of corporate leadership at FSG, Prince was living a double life.

Working with a small cadre of loyalists — including a former South African commando, a former Australian air force pilot, and a lawyer with dual citizenship in the U.S. and Israel — Prince sought to secretly rebuild his private CIA and special operations enterprise by setting up foreign shell companies and offering paramilitary services, according to documents reviewed by The Intercept and interviews with several people familiar with Prince’s business proposals.

Several of the proposals for private security services in African nations examined by The Intercept contained metadata in the digital files showing Prince and his inner circle editing and revising various drafts.

Since 2014, Prince has traveled to at least half a dozen countries to offer various versions of a private military force, secretly meeting with a string of African officials. Among the countries where Prince pitched a plan to deploy paramilitary assets is Libya, which is currently subject to an array of U.S. and United Nations financial and defense restrictions.

Prince engaged in these activities over the objections of his own firm’s corporate leadership. Several FSG colleagues accused him of using his role as chairman to offer Blackwater-like services to foreign governments that could not have been provided by the company, which lacks the capacity, expertise, or even the legal authority to do so.

FSG’s CEO, Gregg Smith, a decorated former U.S. Marine who deployed twice to Beirut in the 1980s, vehemently denies the firm’s complicity in any such efforts by Prince. “FSG has no involvement whatsoever with the provision of — or even offering to provide — defense services in Libya,” Smith told The Intercept. “To the extent that anyone has proposed such services and purported that they were representing FSG, that activity is unauthorized and is not accepted or agreed to by the company.”

Smith said that any proposals advanced by Prince in Libya were not made on behalf of FSG, explaining that the company “has strict protocols in place and has a board-level committee to review any high-risk project, which would certainly include any proposal” involving Libya.

“He’s a rogue chairman,” said Prince’s close associate. “Erik wants to be a real, no-shit mercenary.”

“He’s a rogue chairman,” said one of Prince’s close associates, who has monitored his attempts to sell mercenary forces in Africa.

That source, who has extensive knowledge of Prince’s activities and travel schedule, said that Prince was operating a “secret skunkworks program” while parading around war and crisis zones as FSG’s founder and chairman. “Erik wants to be a real, no-shit mercenary,” said the source. “He’s off the rails exposing many U.S. citizens to criminal liabilities. Erik hides in the shadows … and uses [FSG] for legitimacy.”

Last October, FSG’s corporate leadership grew so concerned about Prince’s efforts to sell paramilitary programs and services that the board passed a series of resolutions stripping Prince of most of his responsibilities as chairman.

FSG also terminated the contracts of two of Prince’s closest associates within the company after management became suspicious that they were assisting Prince in his unapproved dealings, according to two people with knowledge of FSG’s inner workings. Smith declined to comment on internal FSG personnel matters.

In recent months, FSG employees became alarmed when they began to hear reports from sources within the U.S. government that their chairman’s communications and foreign travel were being monitored by U.S. intelligence. According to three people who have worked with Prince, his colleagues were warned not to get involved with his business deals or discuss sensitive issues with him. “I would assume that just about every intelligence agency in the world has him lit up on their screen,” said one of the people advised to avoid Prince.

A slide from a 2015 proposal for a private military force to help “support Libyan sovereign control.” Prince’s lawyer denies he has ever engaged in “anything regarding defense” in Libya.

Operation Lima: Prince Exploited Refugee Crisis to Peddle Paramilitary Services in Libya

Prince developed the paramilitary services proposal for Libyan officials in 2013, before FSG was created, according to documents and two people familiar with the pitch. He made several trips to Libya to meet with government officials there.

The Libyan proposal, reviewed by The Intercept, was code-named Operation Lima. It offered the Libyans an array of military equipment and services — including weaponized vehicles, helicopters, boats, and surveillance airplanes — to help stabilize eastern Libya. The ground force, according to a person involved with the plan, would consist of a troop of former Australian special operations commandos. Given the instability of the government and Prince’s inability to navigate complex Libyan factions to vet potential partners, he had trouble finding the right power brokers to help sell the proposal.

By May 2015, Prince had rebranded himself and claimed a legitimate public reputation as FSG’s chairman. Without the approval of FSG’s management, he returned to Libya offering a freshly repackaged proposal, according to a person involved with the plan. Rather than a counterinsurgency force, Prince proposed a similar set of equipment and services, but with a new justification: The mercenaries would be there to engage in border security.

Prince’s Libya proposal called for supplying “armed” vehicles, helicopters, boats, and surveillance planes to help stem the tide of migrants trying to reach Europe.

According to an internal slide presentation, Prince’s private force would operate in Libya for the stated purpose of stopping the flow of refugees to Europe. Libya is one of the main routes for migrants trying to enter Europe from eastern Africa and parts of the central Sahel region.

Prince told colleagues that he received preliminary approval for the border force from a senior Libyan official, but would need to secure European support to loosen up restrictions on Libyan money and weapons, which would otherwise impede the plan, according to a person who discussed the proposal with Prince.

By exploiting European fears of a mass exodus from the Middle East and North Africa, Prince believed he could obtain political buy-in from Europe to bring a foreign force into Libya.

Prince arranged a meeting in Germany to pitch the plan and also shared the proposal with the Italian government, according to two people familiar with his drive to drum up support for Operation Lima. In Italy, Prince found only lukewarm interest, according to a person with knowledge of the effort. The Intercept was unable to confirm the German response.

One slide from Prince’s Libya proposal stated that military trainers and surveillance planes would be provided by Frontier Services Group. Prince is FSG’s chairman, but the company’s CEO denies the company approved — or was even aware — of this proposal.

Prince’s May 2015 proposal for the Libya operations suggested, “Funding can be jointly shared by the EU and Libyan government from Libyan Investment Authority money frozen in European Banks.”

However, according to two people involved in the proposal, Prince grew frustrated with the failure to get European help in releasing the frozen Libyan funds, and began looking for other ways to get his border force funded.

By then, the U.S. government was already investigating Prince for possible weapons deals in Africa, according to the former senior U.S. intelligence official and the former intelligence official briefed on the matter. In the course of the surveillance operation for that investigation, U.S. intercepts revealed Prince appearing to discuss efforts to open bank accounts in China to help his Libyan associates.

“Money laundering for Libyan officials using a Chinese bank — that is the issue that pushed it over the edge” for the Justice Department, said the second former intelligence official.

The U.S. spies monitoring Prince soon discovered that he had traveled to the Chinese-controlled peninsula of Macau in an effort to open a bank account, according to two people familiar with the investigation. A well-connected source within the Macau banking community told The Intercept that Prince first attempted to open an account at the Macau branch of a European-connected bank, but was denied after a review by the bank’s European headquarters.

Later, Prince traveled to Beijing, where he met with Chinese agents from the Ministry of State Security, according to the second former intelligence official and a source familiar with the meeting.

In January, Prince returned to Macau and opened an account at the Bank of China, according to several sources, including the second former intelligence official and the source with close connections to Macau’s banking community.

“It was not a personal account,” said the former U.S. intelligence official briefed on the investigation. “He was doing it for the purpose of what is considered now — in the investigation — money laundering on behalf of the Libyans.”

“When he has legitimate business, he does legitimate business,” said Prince’s lawyer.

The CEO of FSG China is a former Chinese security official who was once described by a defense trade publication as “Prince’s right-hand man in China, oiling the wheels of his relationship with the government.”

“If Erik is fucking around with the Chinese, I don’t even want to imagine what the U.S. government is thinking about,” said Prince’s close associate with in-depth knowledge of his activities.

Toensing, Prince’s lawyer, confirmed that Prince successfully opened an account with the Bank of China. “He opened an account on behalf of a business,” she said. Toensing declined to say for which business he opened the account, but said that it complied with U.S. banking regulations. “This is not an FSG bank account,” a spokesperson for FSG told The Intercept.

As for Prince’s alleged meetings with Chinese intelligence, Toensing confirmed that Prince had met with internal security officials in Beijing, but claimed it was in connection to medical evacuation operations. Toensing was unable to answer allegations that Chinese intelligence assisted Prince in setting up a bank account in Macau because she could not reach Prince, whom she said was not in the United States. “What he told me about visiting China was that he was there selling his book and he’s given various speeches there,” she said.

While Prince’s re-invented Libya “border security” proposal was framed as a means of stopping migration, sources with knowledge of Prince’s business strategy allege that he had greater ambitions in that country. One person involved in Prince’s plan said the anti-migration force was seen as a vehicle for Prince to build a “backdoor” for so-called kinetic, or lethal, operations in Libya — a form of mercenary mission-creep. “During the day, you do interdiction of migrants — not kinetic,” said the person involved in the plan. “But those routes are used by weapons smugglers and drug traffickers at night. Insurgents too. Erik’s guys can then be offered to the Libyans to help with their other problems. That’s how you get kinetic.”

The plan called for a series of “border security” bases housing intelligence centers, helicopters, surveillance airplanes, and weaponized vehicles. Prince proposed a fully equipped, contemporary military force to be staffed in part by foreign mercenaries.

“This is Erik Prince using the refugee crisis in Europe in an effort to put mercenaries on the ground in Libya,” said Malcolm Nance, a former U.S. Naval officer who trained special operations forces and has extensive experience in Libya since the fall of Qaddafi. “They think they’re going to solve the migration problem with technology and a bunch of Western mercenaries?” Nance, who reviewed a copy of Prince’s plan provided by The Intercept, called the proposal “fantasy baseball.”

Government Investigation Focuses on Violations of U.S. Defense Export Regulations

Among the concerns of government investigators is that Prince’s attempts to provide defense-related services to Libya and other countries violate U.S. defense export regulations. Under federal law, U.S. citizens seeking to offer military services or technologies to Libya must have a license certifying that the services or articles are approved under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR. “Many of these services and articles are designed to kill people or defend against killing people,” said John Barker, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for export controls. “To protect U.S. national security and foreign policy as well as that of its allies, the U.S. requires prior authorization.”

FSG officials told The Intercept that the company has no such licenses, nor has it sought them. “Since our inception, FSG has had bright-line policies against the provision of defense services and the purchase of U.S.-origin items that might be ITAR-controlled,” said Smith, the CEO of FSG.

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, which issues the licenses, told The Intercept that it would not comment on what licenses companies possess or lack, calling them “proprietary corporate data,” and asserted that information on the licenses is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The Intercept has a long-standing FOIA request with the State Department seeking information on licenses granted to Prince and his former network of companies. To date, no information has been provided.

According to documents reviewed by The Intercept, as recently as 2014, Prince was registered as a defense services broker with the State Department through a limited liability corporation in Delaware, Westcomi LLC. That registration would permit Prince to engage in brokering without further authorization for some transactions in some countries, but not in Libya. Even with a valid brokering registration, according to legal experts, Prince would still need to get State Department approval for specific deals and report them to the U.S. government. “He could not solicit or promote the brokering of defense articles such as armored equipment delivered from abroad, or engage in or make a proposal to engage in brokering activities, absent prior U.S. government approval,” said Barker, the former state department official.

An FSG official said the company did not know if Prince obtained a license for his activities in Libya, but noted that he did not have one in his capacity as FSG’s chairman. One of Prince’s Libya proposals reviewed by The Intercept lists FSG as the commercial vendor for the project.

Last October, concerned about Prince’s unsanctioned international activities, FSG’s board approved a resolution clarifying that the company does not “engage in activities that require ITAR licenses.” A State Department spokesperson declined to comment, saying, “We are restricted under Federal Regulations from commenting on specific defense trade export licensing activities.”

Prince’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, told The Intercept: “I’m not going to get into what licenses [Prince] has.”

“You push the buttons on the company, but the main bad guy gets away and does it again,” said an official who tried to prosecute Prince.

Prince has run up against ITAR in the past. In 2010, Prince sold most of his equity in the companies that fell under the Blackwater umbrella. Claiming that left-wing activists, Democratic politicians, and lawsuits had destroyed his companies, he left the United States and became a resident of Abu Dhabi. The remnant of his network was renamed Academi LLC. Federal prosecutors eventually attempted to prosecute Prince’s former companies, culminating in a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement to settle a lengthy list of U.S. legal and regulatory violations committed from 2005 through 2008 when Prince was in charge, including ITAR violations.

A senior official involved with the Blackwater-related litigation, who has since left the government, told The Intercept that the Obama administration’s continued willingness to award contracts to former Blackwater entities while the case was active was a fatal impediment to a successful prosecution. The official, comparing the former Blackwater empire to a drug syndicate, added that prosecutors could not get anyone under Prince to testify against him personally. “This is very much the concern,” the former official told The Intercept. “You push the buttons on the company, but the main bad guy gets away and does it again.”

No criminal charges were filed against Prince.

In federal court filings, Prince’s former companies admitted to providing — on numerous occasions during Prince’s tenure — defense goods and services to foreign governments without the required State Department licensing. In some cases, they admitted to providing services even after failing to obtain a license from the State Department.

As part of their settlement with the government, Prince’s companies ultimately agreed to pay nearly $50 million in fines and other penalties and to implement compliance procedures to ensure such illegal activities did not continue. In September 2015, the deferred charges were dismissed after the U.S. government certified that the companies had “fully complied” with all of its conditions.

At that point, Prince was already deep into creating new companies registered outside of the United States and appeared poised to return to the conduct that had marked his time at the helm of Blackwater.

An internal document from Prince’s inner circle, reviewed by The Intercept, shows his team openly discussing the need to avoid U.S. and international defense export regulations and to mask the involvement of Prince and his cohort in efforts to provide mercenary services and military equipment to foreign governments. “Erik is always pressing the limits as to what is possible,” said the close associate of Prince’s.

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Slides from a 2014 proposal for a private force in Nigeria called for airstrikes, raids, ambushes, and “black” operations. Prince’s lawyer claims he only offered to “fix roads.”

Project November: Prince Offered Services to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram

Several of the proposals for paramilitary services Prince has shopped around the world called for the use of a foreign force to conduct operations, according to the proposals and a person familiar with Prince’s plans. These documents, including one for Nigeria, were not authorized or approved by FSG and do not exist on any of its internal computer systems, according to company officials.

Prince has long been interested in raising a private military force to battle Islamic militant groups in a variety of countries. In 2014, he traveled to Nigeria and met personally with then-President Goodluck Jonathan to offer a $1.5 billion proposal to wipe out the radical Islamic group Boko Haram, according to a person familiar with Prince’s meeting. “It was a proposal to fix roads,” Toensing, Prince’s lawyer, said in a phone interview. “It was for fixing roads and not military related.”

Part of Project November — Prince’s proposal for Nigeria — envisioned air attacks in northeast Nigeria against the Islamic militant group Boko Haram.

But the internal proposals Prince and his team drafted, reviewed by The Intercept, offered a markedly different set of services than street repairs. They explicitly promised to confront the sabotage and theft of Nigerian oil, provide VIP protection for Nigerian officials, and engage in counterinsurgency activities. Code-named Project November, the Nigeria plans were originally created with the FSG logo, though the company’s emblem was omitted from the plan presented to the Nigerians.

Nigeria later hired Eeben Barlow, the legendary South African special forces mercenary — and Prince’s longtime business rival — to conduct a three-month operation inside the country to fight Boko Haram. Two sources close to Prince said that, as Prince saw it, Barlow had taken his plan and effectively stole the contract. “Erik was smokin’ hot” over that, said one of the sources.

In recent months, Gregg Smith and some members of FSG’s board, which includes retired Adm. William Fallon, the former commander of U.S. Central Command, began examining the possibility that Prince’s unauthorized activities could lead to a criminal indictment or other sanctions against the FSG chairman by the U.S. government. Toensing dismissed the notion Prince had broken any laws. “When he has legitimate business, he does legitimate business,” she said.

According to multiple sources familiar with Prince’s activities, as well as documents reviewed by The Intercept, Prince is considering an invitation to speak at a conference later this month in China sponsored by the country’s main domestic security organization, the Ministry of Public Security.

Internally, FSG executives determined that any presentations by the company’s U.S. citizen personnel at the conference could potentially violate U.S. laws against providing defense advice to China. Smith issued a directive that no U.S. personnel from FSG were authorized to attend. Erik Prince, Smith told his staff, would need to make his own decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research: Sheelagh McNeill, John Thomason, Margot Williams, Josh Begley

Contact the author:

Matthew Colematthew.cole@​theintercept.com@matthewacole

Jeremy Scahilljeremy.scahill@​theintercept.com@jeremyscahill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackwater 2 Blackwater/XE 2 Academi 2 AAR CORP

 

 When and how good gets derailed...When arrogance becomes hubris and hubris becomes greed. And " We can do whatever we want." Is not the truth, facts, or reality.

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 You push the buttons on the company, but the main bad guy gets away and does it again,” said an official who tried to prosecute Prince.

Prince has run up against ITAR in the past. In 2010, Prince sold most of his equity in the companies that fell under the Blackwater umbrella. Claiming that left-wing activists, Democratic politicians, and lawsuits had destroyed his companies, he left the United States and became a resident of Abu Dhabi. The remnant of his network was renamed Academi LLC. Federal prosecutors eventually attempted to prosecute Prince’s former companies, culminating in a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement to settle a lengthy list of U.S. legal and regulatory violations committed from 2005 through 2008 when Prince was in charge, including ITAR violations.

A senior official involved with the Blackwater-related litigation, who has since left the government, told The Intercept that the Obama administration’s continued willingness to award contracts to former Blackwater entities while the case was active was a fatal impediment to a successful prosecution. The official, comparing the former Blackwater empire to a drug syndicate, added that prosecutors could not get anyone under Prince to testify against him personally. “This is very much the concern,” the former official told The Intercept. “You push the buttons on the company, but the main bad guy gets away and does it again.”

No criminal charges were filed against Prince.

In federal court filings, Prince’s former companies admitted to providing — on numerous occasions during Prince’s tenure — defense goods and services to foreign governments without the required State Department licensing. In some cases, they admitted to providing services even after failing to obtain a license from the State Department.

As part of their settlement with the government, Prince’s companies ultimately agreed to pay nearly $50 million in fines and other penalties and to implement compliance procedures to ensure such illegal activities did not continue. In September 2015, the deferred charges were dismissed after the U.S. government certified that the companies had “fully complied” with all of its conditions.

At that point, Prince was already deep into creating new companies registered outside of the United States and appeared poised to return to the conduct that had marked his time at the helm of Blackwater.

An internal document from Prince’s inner circle, reviewed by The Intercept, shows his team openly discussing the need to avoid U.S. and international defense export regulations and to mask the involvement of Prince and his cohort in efforts to provide mercenary services and military equipment to foreign governments. “Erik is always pressing the limits as to what is possible,” said the close associate of Prince’s.

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Training at Ashland Airport & Mike Winters' illegal training tower. Why, Who blinked. Who investigated ?

 

 The problem Mr.Erik is that, while at one point, you may have been a good man, NAVY SEAL, done the training and taken the oath...there are a lot of wanna bees faux military...who don't know the first thing about the OATH...

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Southern Oregon China Connection. with Joe Rice & Dennis Richardson and and and and 2010 and training Chinese police / military on Dave's road;  and meeting with " high level Chinese" overseas...doubling down.


Erik Prince chairman of Frontier Services Group looking to provide logistical support in Africa

Post Date: February 3, 2015  / One quick year ago

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Erik Prince needs no uniform or medals to display his military credentials. Once you have seen his brisk walk, been on the receiving end of his vice-like handshake and looked into his steely eyes, you know this is indeed a man of military mettle.

But the former United States Navy SEALs member and co-founder of Blackwater, the private military company whose name is synonymous with controversy and the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, would like Chinese to think of him as just another civilian, but with something special to sell.

Prince, chairman of Frontier Services Group Ltd, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is in China looking for customers-Chinese companies that are active in Africa or plan to be so. The group is backed by China’s state-owned CITIC Group and the Hong Kong investor Johnson Chun Shun Ko.

Prince says that unlike Blackwater, Frontier Services Group is not a security company, but a logistics company. Those who work for it are not involved in military matters, he says, but they do have the skills to operate in difficult places for their customers.

“Chinese are huge investors in Africa, they need resources and they do very big projects there. Our job is to help those projects go smoothly and predictably and on budget. Through the whole building of the Blackwater experience we learned how to operate in difficult places without any outside support, so we are taking that know-how to operate in Africa, to help companies achieve their goals, whether it is building a road, building infrastructure, a road, a dam, whatever, helping companies to achieve their goals in difficult places. “

Prince says the idea for the company came from Chinese businesspeople. After selling Blackwater in late 2010 he started the Frontier Resources Group.

“I started an equity fund to do some investment in Africa, and I was raising money in the mainland and in Hong Kong. Some people said, ‘It’s great, but what we really need is your help to sort out our logistics. That is what Frontier Services is about. It provides services, logistics, aviation, construction support, and we specialize in some of the most difficult places to operate, to support.”

Africa has amazing opportunities, but there are also things to be alert for, he says. It has criminal risks, the challenges of weather, rainy seasons versus dry seasons, muddy roads, floods, bugs, diseases and more. It has a few more problems than the rest of the world.

“Those are the kinds of challenges we work with, and Africa has a lot of them. We hope we will help build stability as Africa succeeds economically.”

When Chinese companies set up operations in Africa they take everything with them from China, he says.

“I think the gap is the know-how of how to operate in some difficult places. That is something we as a multinational company can bring to them and help them with.”

He says that because the company is only a few months old it has few Chinese customers but he sees that changing quickly.

Prince, 45, was born in Holland, Michigan, and now has seven children. He says his entrepreneurial spirit was greatly influenced by his father, who started with nothing and built a very successful business. With help from his father he was able to set up Blackwater, which was also very successful, he says.

Prince started Blackwater in 1997, when his father died and his wife was sick with cancer. He left the Navy SEALs and started Blackwater to stay connected with them.

He never intended to be a defense contractor, he says. But with big cuts in defense spending in the United States no one was focusing on training, he says, so Blackwater first started with that.

“I knew from my experience of the military what it needed, what the armed forces needed, and built better facilities for them to use, to provide the kind of training and support they needed, and when you come with better product, it is easier to sell it.

“Then after 9/11 we would get calls from people overseas asking, ‘Can you please come help us? Help us with security, with aviation, and logistics and construction.'”

The business grew rapidly, and he bought a small aviation company in 2003 that had one aircraft; six years later his company had 73. In its best years, between 2004 and 2009, the company employed 3,000 people and had dozens of subsidiaries worldwide, he says. Most of the company’s revenue came from governments.

“Blackwater was a government contractor. We started in training, and we got pulled into doing aviation, construction and logistics and security work, because the US government needed that help.”

Typical employees would have been those who had served in the US military, often in a special operation unit, or in special aviation units, he says.

Blackwater came under severe criticism after at least a dozen Iraqi civilians were shot dead in Baghdad, in September 2007. Three Blackwater employees were convicted in Washington last October on 14 counts of manslaughter. Another was found guilty of murder. "

 

Let's hear any of them recite this !!!

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I understand and will uphold the Cadet Code of Honor. I will not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. As a cadet, I am duty bound to uphold the laws of society, to respect those entrusted over me, to honor the traditions of the Corps, and to carry out my responsibilities as a citizen of the United States of America. "

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 As the company continued to be embroiled in controversy, Prince finally sold it in late 2010.

“I built the company to serve my country, but when parts of the bureaucracy were attacking us, I said that’s enough and I want to do something else.”

Prince was in Beijing recently to promote his book Civilian Warriors, about Blackwater. There had been a lot of “noise” in the media about what the company did and did not do, he says.

“I wrote the book to set the record straight to let people know that the private sector is an important part at least – at least has been in the West – in the national security mission since the beginning of warfare.

“It is the private sector that can help by doing things with smaller footprints, much cheaper than the government can do sometimes. We can help bring a quicker conclusion to wars, so people can go back to their lives of training, farming and working.”

He is proud of what his company did, he says. The worst task was having to break the news to next of kin about the deaths of employees.

“The (Iraq) war was highly criticized in America. Some people love the work we did and some people don’t. But in those days we protected people we were asked to protect, and they are all alive.

“I have been extremely proud of the accomplishments of the company. Our men had the reputation that they would come and would be reliable when they were needed. That makes me extremely proud of them.”

Because of his new business, Prince wants to get to know China better. He has been on a nine-day cycling trip in the country with his family, and he has held several seminars with readers in China.

Prince says he hopes Chinese customers will regard his experience as evidence of what his company can do, particularly in being able to deal with the challenges clients may meet in Africa "

 

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 This is JROTC OATH for those who don't know...

 I understand and will uphold the Cadet Code of Honor. I will not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. As a cadet, I am duty bound to uphold the laws of society, to respect those entrusted over me, to honor the traditions of the Corps, and to carry out my responsibilities as a citizen of the United States of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Jackson County Oregon Needs to be Investigated !

 

 

 

Medford, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls opened up about his reason for leaving the county during a press conference —and he made some pointed comments toward Jackson County officials.

Sheriff Falls announced last month he is leaving the County for a position with Gresham police.

During the press conference, Falls acknowledged he’s received support after he was elected from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Employee Association and his deputies, but he said

Jackson County officials were not so supportive.

During the conference, Falls said he owed it to the community to explain why he is stepping down after just two years in office.

“If you look at it in a push-pull type of context, there’s a lot of things pulling me to Gresham,” said Sheriff Falls. “I’ve been offered a great opportunity up there—yes I have family up there, my daughter goes to college up there.”

Falls said there are some things “pushing” him away from Jackson County—things the public needs to know.

“It was made very clear to me–even before I started–after I won the election, and within my first maybe couple of weeks, that the county did not hire me. That was really clear,” Falls said with a laugh.

Falls said he felt was treated differently and unfairly by county officials from the beginning. He directly named County Administrator Danny Jordan, Assistant County Administrator Harvey Bragg, Dick Rudisile and Craig Morris with the budget committee. Falls commented, “The relationships just weren’t there.”

According to Sheriff Falls, he experienced several micro-aggressions, derogatory comments, demeaning behavior and bullying. He said it was embarrassing and humiliating.

Sheriff Falls pointed to a specific case where he saw a racially-charged social media post that was directed toward him.

 

When he approached county human resources to address the issue, he said he learned “elected officials don’t have H.R. protection.”

 (  see blog about former H.R. Antony Keller (was suppose to inherit Mike Winters property)

 

 

 

Falls said as an elected official, he’s in a role where those types of acts could continue.

When asked whether he had anything to say to voters who elected him, Falls replied, “I think to some extent I owe them an apology. You know, I think publicly I need to say, ‘Sorry that it didn’t work out.’ Uh, I think—without getting too emotional, that’s it right there.”

Falls also addressed the process to replace him. He said simply appointing a chief deputy could be problematic, as the chief deputy’s authority leaves as soon as Sheriff Falls steps down.

He said he’s going to leave that decision up to the county, but he hopes his replacement will maintain the openness and honesty that has been set in place.

Falls did say he was concerned about one candidate being considered, former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters.

 

According to Falls, Commissioner Rick Dyer stated the county needs to give the former sheriff a hard look considering the “problems over the last 12 years.”

Sheriff Falls said he has no idea when a new sheriff will be appointed. "

Medford, Ore. – Jackson County
 
Sheriff Corey Falls opened up about his reason for leaving the county during a press conference —and he made some pointed comments toward Jackson County officials.
 
Sheriff Falls announced...

 

 

 

 

 

CYA Danny Jordan: When they Bullied a Black Sheriff

 

 

 The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has issued a response to allegations Sheriff Corey Falls made during a press conference on Tuesday.

The commissioners said in December 2015, Falls made a complaint regarding discrimination and harassment.

An outside investigator was hired to look into the claims, according to commissioners.

The commissioners said in part, “The investigation resulted in a preliminary report and conclusion that Sheriff Falls had not been discriminated against or harassed, and made some recommendations for moving forward. Prior to the completion and issuance of the investigatory report, Sheriff Falls withdrew his complaint and stated that the investigation into his allegations need not be completed.”

You can read the full release HERE.

 https://kobi5.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/PR_SheriffAllegations_2016_12.pdf

 

                              WHO WROTE THIS?

 

FFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Rick Dyer, Chair, Board of Commissioners
541-774-6118 or DyerRR@jacksoncounty.org
JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RESPOND
TO SHERIFF FALLS’ ALLEGATIONS
MEDFORD, OREGON – This afte
rnoon, December 27, 2016, Sheriff
Corey Falls held a press
conference. We are saddened by Sh
eriff Falls’ allegations at today’
s press conference and we wish
him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
At this point, the County Comm
issioners and the County administ
ration are focused on expediting
the process of replacing Sheriff Fa
lls and ensuring stability to the staff of the Sheriff’s Office and
providing continued public safety for
the citizens of Jackson County.
During the course of this press conference,
Sheriff Falls discussed
many topics, including
discrimination and harassment while he served as
the Jackson County Sher
iff. Jackson County’s
policy is to ensure that all of its employees an
d officers can work in an environment free from
harassment and discrimination. As such, the C
ounty takes all claims of discrimination and
harassment seriously. County polic
y requires a prompt and reason
able investigation of any
reported allegations of harassment or discrimination.
In regards to Sheriff Falls’ allegations, in
December 2015, Sheriff Falls made a complaint
regarding discrimination and harassment. Upon
receipt of the complaint, the County promptly
hired an outside investigator to
investigate the allegations in the complaint. The investigation
resulted in a preliminary report a
nd conclusion that Sheriff Falls ha
d not been discriminated against
or harassed, and made some r
ecommendations for moving forward.
Prior to the completion and
issuance of the investigatory report, Sheriff Falls
withdrew his complaint and stated that the
investigation into his allegatio
ns need not be completed.
The County Commissioners will work diligently to
ward finding the best possible replacement for
the vacancy created by the re
signation of Sheriff Falls.

 

 and that's about how much truth and sense it really is. 

 

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Will the Real Joseph Rice Please Tell the Truth (again)

 

Joseph Rice who escaped the Carson Crash indictments and incarceration. Who fellow employees have questions...

 

Joseph Rice who had to tell young  Casey Lewis his father, Dave Lewis,  had been murdered & burned on the Dead Indian Road summit at the 13 mile marker. Joe then sent the grieving son, from Alaska back to Oregon

 

Joesph Rice who led the Josephine County SugarPine  Mine Stand-off with Feds

 

Joseph Rice who was on the phone when Lavoy Finicum was shot dead;  on a cell phone, with the women in the truck

 

Joseph Rice  who the Oath Keepers couldn't get the money books straightened out with, so two  accountants quit.

 

Joseph Rice who worked with Burl Brim & the FAA fined $50,000.00 for signatures Rice claims he had permission to sign for and the FAA was confused over which "group" of foreign National Pilots and engineers they should have been checking.

 

Joseph Rice who went to China with Brim Aviation and Air Rescue Systems and Bob Cockell, before they had their, "business divorce."

 

Joseph Rice who Senator  Ron Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley (democrats) asked Congress for 50 Million for Joe Rice

 

RECOIL SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS, a business which did not exist at the time

 

Joseph Rice who Ron Wyden and US Senator Jeff Merkley actually got FIVE MILLION for RECOIL 

 

Joseph Rice who said he worked counter-intelligence against the Chinese military, for six years, but his plans were upended

 

Joseph Rice who said in the Elections Bulletin he was USA Military, but was actually working for

Private Mercenary Security Firms

 

Joseph Rice who is a good dad.

 

Joseph Rice who is not such a good friend to old friends

 

Joseph Rice who wants to go to D.C. to represent people who might not want him to do so.

 

 

GP resident getting involved in GOP
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RICE
By Troy Shinn of the Daily Courier

Joseph Rice has been on the fringe politically, making a name for himself as one of the leaders of an armed protest at the Sugar Pine Mine in 2015. The following year, he finished fifth among nine candidates in a race for a seat on the Josephine County Board of Commissioners.

 

 

Now he's going mainstream, having been elected to a regional position in the Oregon Republican Party.

 

 

 

 Maybe some very very serious vetting needs to happen.

 

 

Rice, a 54-year-old former helicopter pilot who served in Afghanistan some very very serious vetting

 

 


and is a local property rights activist, was elected in May as chairman of the GOP's 2nd Congressional District committee. (hush was the word?)

 

 

Last year he was briefly involved as a broker of sorts between the occupants of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal agents trying to clear the place out.

Rice said he wanted to show support for the occupiers and not have the situation turn violent. He set up meetings between the sides in an effort to open lines of communication.

Rice was involved in his own standoff with federal agents when in 2015 he and other members of the Southern Oregon Oath Keepers — now called Liberty Watch of Josephine County — took up arms and kept watch over the Sugar Pine mine, about 25 miles northwest of Grants Pass.

In that case, the Bureau of Land Management said the property owners were mining too heavily without approval from the agency. The BLM served cease and desist papers for all operations and ordered the owners to appear in court.

Rice said he was there to make sure that the property owners received due process and weren't arrested or moved from the land until a court ordered it.

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Rice said his group wouldn't have gotten involved if the government had issued some sort of citation and explanation for what the miners had done wrong. But instead they "shut down their livelihood," he charged.

Rice says these kinds of issues come up often in rural Southern Oregon, and he uses his experience with natural resource issues to inform the state and national Republican Party of these problems.

"One of the more problematic things that are coming out are access to resources," Rice said. "We see a lot of BLM roads that are gated off and prevent people from being able to access the lands there and make profit off of the resources that are the backbone of rural economies."

Rice says parties at all levels use PCPs, short for precinct committee persons, to gauge the pulse of their voter base.

Every year, Oregon Republicans gather to write their party platform. Rice attended last year's event in Bend, along with other local delegates from communities all over Oregon.

"As a PCP and delegate I was able to see the process at work and understand that it's not a small group of people, but a very large swath that forms the goals and views of our party," Rice said.

Rice said that in Southern Oregon, it's easy for voters to feel as if their voice is unheard, but getting involved at the local level is the best way to have more of a voice.

"I think we get caught up in the landscape nationally and statewide and people need to know that it's their involvement at the county level that builds a foundation that works its way up," he said.

Rice was able to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland during the 2016 presidential election as a delegate for Oregon. He cast his vote for Donald Trump.

Rice also attended Trump's inauguration and one of the inaugural balls on Jan. 20.

Vivian Kilpatrick-Pilger, founder of the group Josephine County Republican Women, says she may have given Rice the little nudge that was needed to get more involved in party politics.

"He was always volunteering at the headquarters in (Grants Pass)," she said. "And I put his name down to be a precinct committee person."

Kilpatrick-Pilger said she noticed how active Rice was in the community, as an individual and with Liberty Watch, which aside from getting involved in land disputes also organizes volunteer projects that benefit handicapped veterans and children.

"He's a great leader and a great speaker," Kilpatrick-Pilger said. "He's very involved in having people be a part of the solution.

 

 

WILL THE REAL JOSEPH RICE PLEASE BE VETTED.

 

 

ERIK PRINCE. " KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR A REAL COP"

 By Corbett • 02/21/2017

 

 

OK, OK, not Blackwater. That’s the mercenary force of convicted war criminals founded by Erik Prince that will never outrun its infamy no matter how many times it changes its name.
No, no, no! Not Blackwater! It’s Frontier Services Group—an entirely different mercenary group chaired by Erik Prince—that is heading to China! And they’re not there to sell mercenary services! Absolutely not. They’re merely opening some “forward operating bases” to help the Chinese train “ex-” PLA soldiers how to be mercenaries! It’s entirely different!
Now that we have that clear, some context: Erik Prince is the notorious mercenary who believes he’s the modern-day descendant of “Wild Bill” Donovan. (Prince even named his youngest son, Charles Donovan Prince, after Bill.) Prince’s budding career as a contract killer went down in flames in 2009 after it was revealed that Blackwater was a front for a secret CIA assassination program. He later admitted that Blackwater “became a virtual extension of the CIA” and took orders directly from the agency, but by that point the news spotlight had shifted elsewhere.
As I reported last year, however, that was certainly not the end of Prince or his machinations. He reappeared on the news radar in 2016 after it was revealed he was once again under federal investigation, this time for allegedly attempting to broker mercenary services to foreign governments and launder money for Libyan officials through a Chinese bank.
Things only got stranger when Prince hopped on board the Trump train with $150,000 in donations to Trump’s PAC, becoming a regular guest on Stephen Bannon’s Breitbart radio program where he advocated reviving the Phoenix Program, the US government’s death/torture squad campaign which it tested out in Vietnam and has become the blueprint for operations around the world (and in the US itself through the Department of Homeland Security). In return, Trump appointed Prince’s sister as the new Secretary of Education and took Prince himself on as an unacknowledged advisor.
And if all that wasn’t enough, here comes the latest news: Erik Prince’s new company is “setting up a private army for China.”
Here’s what we know

 

 

Erik Prince is now chairman of Frontier Services Group, a publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that bills itself as a “security and logistics services” provider.
Late last year Frontier Services Group put out a press release in which they boasted of their new corporate strategy: Cashing in on the Chinese government’s trillion dollar “New Silk Road” gamble.
The new strategy includes setting up forward operating bases in China’s Yunnan province and the troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, ostensibly to provide “training, communications, risk mitigation, risk assessments, information gathering, medevac” and “security, logistics and aviation services” to “businesses in the surrounding countries.”
Multiple sources inside the company are now blowing the whistle on the proposal, however, alleging that Prince has “been working very, very hard to get China to buy into a new Blackwater” and is “hell bent on reclaiming his position as the world’s preeminent private military provider.”
FSG has denied the “new Blackwater” allegations, stating that “FSG’s services do not involve armed personnel or training armed personnel” and adding that the new bases would only be used to “help non-military personnel provide close protection security, without the use of arms,” but this is the same company that denied the 2016 reports that Prince was courting the Chinese government for “security services” in the first place. According to the new report:
“When Frontier later told its board it was shifting into security services — largely to assist China’s international development policy — the development disgusted two American executives at Prince’s Hong Kong company.

 

 Gregg Smith, the former CEO of Frontier, said he was ready to quit last March if Erik Prince was not removed from the company. Then, at a board meeting late that month, he said a company official made clear that Frontier would be providing security services in support of Chinese government objectives.”

The report reveals that Retired US Admiral William Fallon resigned along with Smith after the new strategy was revealed to the board: “That wasn’t what I signed up for.”
Regardless of what FSG’s board thought they were signing up for, it’s hardly surprising that a company chaired by Erik “We Need A New Phoenix Program” “CIA Contractor” “Trump Advisor” Prince is pushing to start a military contracting relationship with a major foreign power.
 
Of course, it is actually against the law for any US company to provide “defense articles or defense services” to China, but since when have mere laws stopped an Erik Prince company from doing what it wants overseas? Besides, that’s why the “forward operating base” idea has been given the fig-leaf of providing services to companies in “surrounding countries” when the bases themselves are in China. And this is why the company will be contracting with sheepdipped ex-PLA goons rather than the Chinese military itself.
But wait…I thought Oceania was supposed to be at war with Eastasia? Why would a Trump advisor be aiding the main “enemy” of the incoming Trump administration? It’s almost like the whole conflict is a set up that’s being puppeteered by powerful forces behind the scenes as part of Cold War 2.0 to keep the masses in a constant state of fear of the new (secretly supported) Boogeyman. But that couldn’t be the case, could it?
Oh, that’s right: The largest shareholder in Frontier Services Group is CITIC. And for those who already know about China and the New World Order the circle is complete.
Better get used to the sight of Erik Prince and familiarize yourself with Frontier Services Group. Sadly, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of both over the next 4–8 years.

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 The report reveals that Retired US Admiral William Fallon resigned along with Smith after the new strategy was revealed to the board: “That wasn’t what I signed up for.”

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 And on Moon Prairie / Johnson Prairie Ashland Oregon off Dave Lewis' 

  Michael  Winters was allowing  training of  foreign National Pilots and Engineers from  China. XCommercially for cash. How much again?

In the illegally built helicopter tower, with diverted waterways.Image result for dave lewis  murder ashland oregon mike winters

 -   Training Foreign Nationals. Just by Hyatt Lake. Dave's Lake.

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  - --  Michael  Winters' " cow property" 

 

He also called himself Zebra One (while working as sheriff) or

 

RoughRider56 when trolling on dating sites.

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  - -  Single engine dangling...is illegal for private business income purposes,  according to the FAA

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 - Just off Keno Access

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                                                         On Dave's Road.

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  " Of course, it was for humanitarian purposes,

just like the marijuana SWAT guys were SAR. "

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 Or as a fire station, to learn fire fighting ...is Mike Winters' latest...VET.

 

 

 

Jackson County Oregon Commish  & Say What?

 

 As if  Commissioner John Rachor driving around a dump truck full of green bud, " to help out" wasn't enough...now the next Commish is accused...

 Now that sounds fishy and bad:

Breidenthal’s investors claim he bilked them out of $229,000, lawsuit says

A lawsuit filed Thursday claims former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal accepted cash payments for marijuana consulting while still in office and bilked an elderly couple out of $150,000 to help finance his

 

 And just this past few months...

Facing 3 scandals, Jackson County trying to correct course


MEDFORD -- Jackson County has been rocked by scandal, with three top officials coming under scrutiny after complaints over their personal conduct and in one case alleged criminal activity.

"There's been a rash of issues," Commissioner Rick Dyer said. "There's been a little upheaval."

Shane Hagey, Community Justice director, was placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested Dec. 30 on charges of possession of methamphetamine. Hagey oversees a county department that among other things handles parole and probation for criminals, many of whom have had drug problems.

Assessor Josh Gibson announced his resignation effective Dec. 31 amid questions about urinating on a golf course. Gibson has acknowledged he urinated outside, a relatively common practice among male golfers, but he denied exposing himself in front of a woman who was with his group. He also said he has had recent health issues.

Commissioner Doug Breidenthal is the subject of an Oregon Government Ethics Commission complaint filed by county officials. Breidenthal has denied the allegations, which are related to an obscure campaign account and questions over $70,000 in travel expenses, but the complaint is still under review by the Ethics Commission.

Because there is no common thread to the complaints, Dyer and former commissioners say it's difficult to come up with a policy or educational tool to prevent similar issues from popping up in the future.

Commissioners and county officials receive extensive training in ethics and are cautioned to avoid situations that would cause public perception problems.

"No matter how many times you tell someone to watch their conduct, some people don't hear the message," Dyer said. "These are such isolated and different circumstances. I don't think there is one magic bullet that could help."

In the future, Dyer said, it might be helpful to continually stress to government officials that their jobs are under the spotlight with the community. He said top-ranking county officials need to be on their guard and conduct themselves appropriately while in office.

Dyer said the allegations against Hagey are the most troublesome to him, because he's known Hagey since grade school.

"I would have never in a million years have suspected something like that," he said.

Medford police say they found methamphetamine both when they arrested him and later at his house. An informant told them Hagey had been purchasing meth for at least a year, police said.

In past years, the county has struggled with organizational issues, including shrinking budgets and the temporary closure of its libraries, but only occasional issues arising about a county official's conduct.

Former Commissioner C.W. Smith said, "I'm very disappointed. The county has been working hard for a number of years to build up its reputation."

He said the county improved its financial position despite declining revenues. "The county is in a very solvent position," he said.

Smith, a former Jackson County sheriff, said deputies and other officials were warned that three things could get them into trouble: extramarital affairs, gambling, and drinking and drugs.

In addition, he said, government officials were expected to keep their personal financial affairs in order.

"Many a good person has lost their career over things like this," he said.

Smith suggested the media could do a better job of vetting candidates for various positions, though Hagey was hired by the county for his job. Also, he suggested the county could conduct more thorough background checks, though many of the officials under scrutiny were well known in the area.

At the same time, he said the county has been transparent about these issues.

"I've been in other places where this stuff is swept under the rug," he said.

Even with safeguards in place, it's difficult to figure out how people will act once they get in office, Smith said.

Former Commissioner Don Skundrick said he remembers starting his county job and receiving a lot of information about how public officials should avoid situations that would put the office in a bad light.

"We all make mistakes as human beings, but when you're in a position of authority, you've got to be careful," he said.

Like others, Skundrick said he was most surprised by the allegations against Hagey, whom he's known for some time.

"That was a shocker to me," he said.

Skundrick said he thought Gibson had been doing a good job as assessor. As far as urinating on a golf course, Skundrick acknowledged he's done it himself as have many of his golfing buddies.

Skundrick said he supported an attempt in 2011 to make the assessor, county clerk and surveyor positions appointed rather than elected to better vet the candidates. However, Gibson was first appointed by the county commissioners after the previous assessor, Dan Ross, resigned. Later Gibson ran for office and was elected by the voters.

Despite the scandals, Skundrick said, the county continues to run "exceptionally well."

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Breidental Says Danny Fire the Jordan Puppeteer

 

 

Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal says he believes, despite the county auditor's insistence otherwise, that the auditor is following orders from County Administrator Danny Jordan in pursuing an ethics complaint against Breidenthal.

County Auditor Eric Spivak filed a complaint in October 2015 with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, citing his concerns about a campaign account Breidenthal used to help win the vice president seat on the National Association of Counties' Western Interstate Region.

The ethics commission voted Friday to conduct a full investigation, saying its preliminary review indicates Breidenthal may have violated laws about receiving gifts, using an official position for financial gain and proper reporting of payments to cover trip expenses.

Breidenthal said he believes Jordan directed Spivak to file the complaint, then directed Spivak to issue a statement this week asserting he made the decision to file the complaint independently.

"After three years of working here, I've learned no one does anything without Danny's permission," said Breidenthal, who took office in January 2013. "That's even the auditor. I can't even speak to a (county) department head without that person having to report back to the administrator that they talked to me and the gist of the conversation."

Breidenthal raised questions about the statement Spivak released this week saying he made the choice himself to file the ethics complaint. The statement also said Spivak discussed his decision with Jordan in a meeting and Jordan agreed with and supported Spivak's decision.

Spivak's statement said the county's attorney researched laws that Breidenthal may have violated — countering a statement by Breidenthal that Jordan failed to research and understand laws before directing staff to file the complaint.

Breidenthal questioned why Spivak was defending Jordan.

"It has the appearance that he's almost directed to do so," Breidenthal said. "Why would someone defend Danny so hard? It doesn't make sense."

Spivak reaffirmed on Wednesday he made the decision to file the ethics complaint and then release a statement about the issue on his own.

"I did it because I felt the independence of the auditor position and auditor profession was being questioned," Spivak said.

 

 

He added, "I was not directed to file the ethics complaint. I felt that it was my responsibility to hold him (Breidenthal) accountable. ... If I didn't think it was the right thing to do, I wouldn't have put him and his family through it."

Spivak said Breidenthal has no evidence that Jordan was giving orders about filing an ethics complaint.

"I live in a world of facts and figures," Spivak said. "He (Breidenthal) has no facts or evidence to support his speculation."

Spivak said anyone can file an ethics complaint. Jordan could have done so himself and didn't need an auditor to file the complaint, Spivak said.

The full ethics commission investigation of Breidenthal will take up to 180 days.

Breidenthal said he is looking forward to the results of the investigation because he believes the ethics commission will offer clarity and guidance for local officials who campaign to win seats with organizations that represent local interests at the national level.

"I am very ecstatic they decided to proceed the way they did," he said of the ethics commission's decision to investigate the case. "The last thing I want is for the appearance this is being swept under the rug."

Breidenthal reiterated that he believes his position with the National Association of Counties' Western Interstate Region benefits local residents by giving Jackson County a voice at the national level. "

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Doug Breidenthal & Dope Money $$$

 

 " More absurd corruption in politics in Medford and Ashland. No doubt about it" the old cowboy said.

 

" A lawsuit filed Thursday claims former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal accepted cash payments for marijuana consulting while still in office and bilked an elderly couple out of $150,000 to help finance his cannabis store.

"We put up the house for it," said 81-year-old Larry Nelson of Prescott, Ariz. "We're sitting in a spot where he thinks he owns the whole business. We were supposed to be partners."

Another investor, Greg Allen, said he paid Breidenthal $13,500 in cash from August through December 2016, while Breidenthal was still a commissioner and voting on cannabis issues, to act as a marijuana consultant and to help establish the American Cannabis Co. in Medford.

Allen claims he invested a total of $79,000 in money, personal property and inventory for the business at 2131 W. Main St. Breidenthal has received a license from the state to operate there, but has not yet opened the doors.

"His hypocrisy knows no bounds," 53-year-old Allen said of Breidenthal. "This guy's a shape-shifter. He's self-serving, and he talks a good game."

The lawsuit by Allen and the Nelsons, filed in Jackson County Circuit Court, claims elder abuse and breach of fiduciary duty and seeks restitution for the money lost. Through their attorney, Chris Hearn of Ashland, the investors ask the court to appoint a receiver and freeze American Cannabis Co.'s assets. The Nelsons and Allen together claim they invested $229,000 in the business. The suit asks for triple damages for the Nelsons, or $450,000, under Oregon's Elder Abuse Statute.

In total, the suit asks for $529,000 from Breidenthal, who could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts by phone and email.

As these allegations come to light, Breidenthal remains under criminal investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice over questionable expenses charged to a "Friends of Doug Breidenthal" account set up under the Association of Oregon Counties that was designed to help him campaign for an office of the little-known Western Interstate Region. Among the expenses under scrutiny is a $1,000 campaign contribution Breidenthal sent to current county Commissioner Rick Dyer, when Dyer was running for the office in 2015.

Portland attorney David Griggs, who represents Breidenthal in the DOJ investigation, said he isn't representing Breidenthal in the investors' lawsuit.

Allen said he contacted the Department of Justice about the allegations detailed in the lawsuit. The DOJ would confirm only that the investigation is still ongoing.

Allen, who has been involved in marijuana ventures in Arizona since 2009 and in Rogue Valley Remedies LLC in Medford, said he approached Breidenthal last spring because he needed someone local who could introduce him to others in the cannabis industry and who could negotiate the bureaucracy of establishing a recreational cannabis business. At the time, Breidenthal was on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's 15-person marijuana rules advisory committee.

American Cannabis Co. was almost ready to open early this month when Allen and the Nelsons confronted Breidenthal and began examining business documents at the store. Alarmed at what they found, they said they had a meeting with an attorney to resolve the issues but the situation worsened.

"Doug locked us out," Allen said.

Allen said red flags were raised in his mind after reading a Mail Tribune article on Feb. 6 that reported Breidenthal was the only name involved in two business entities associated with American Cannabis Co: Marigold Enterprises LLC and Capital Pacific Advisors Inc. Breidenthal's name is also the only one listed on an Oregon Liquor Control Commission license for the cannabis store.

Allen said the business was supposed to be a partnership and he thought Breidenthal was someone he could work with and trust with the money he and the Nelsons were investing.

"If you can't trust somebody, you don't go into business with them," he said.

The Nelsons, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on the day the lawsuit was filed, also said they came away with a good impression of Breidenthal initially.

"I thought he was such a nice man," 84-year-old Mary Nelson said.

She said that part of the motivation for her and her husband to invest in American Cannabis Co. was to involve their 21-year-old grandson in the business.

Her husband said he thought Breidenthal was personable when he first met him and felt comfortable making the investment, particularly because their friend Allen appeared to be on good terms with Breidenthal.

"The way he talked, we thought we were doing good," Larry said.

The couple has been going through a difficult time dealing with the fate of their money, but they try not to think about it too much.

"Certainly, I'm worried about it," Larry said.

"It's a low blow," Mary said.

Despite the worries about their investment, Mary said, "We feel right will turn out to be right."

In May 2016, Allen said, he first approached Breidenthal to discuss Jackson County's regulations regarding marijuana operations. At the time, Breidenthal expressed an interest in starting a recreational marijuana business, Allen said.

On Aug. 13, 2016, Allen said, he began giving cash payments of $1,000 a month to Breidenthal, whose annual salary was $100,318. Allen said he asked Breidenthal whether he was able to accept the money while he was a county commissioner, and Breidenthal told him he had checked with his counsel at the county, who told him he could do it. Allen claims he gave $45,000 to Breidenthal, plus another $34,000 in personal property and inventory to open American Cannabis.

Jackson County Counsel Joel Benton said he couldn't comment on any communications he may have had with Breidenthal because of attorney-client privilege.

A Mail Tribune review of minutes of all commissioner meetings in 2016 in which marijuana was discussed found no mention of Breidenthal disclosing his marijuana business interests. Oregon law prohibits public officials from using office for financial gain and requires them to disclose any economic conflicts of interest.

On Sept. 23, 2016, Breidenthal formed Capital Pacific Advisors, and on Nov. 9, 2016, he formed Marigold Enterprises LLC, based on information from the Oregon Secretary of State.

The Nelsons wrote a $150,000 cashier's check to Capital Pacific on Nov. 9, 2016, according to the lawsuit. On the same day, Breidenthal applied for a recreational marijuana license from the OLCC and deposited the money into Rogue Credit Union, the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit notes Breidenthal failed to disclose to the OLCC that there were other partners involved in the marijuana enterprise. Allen said he learned in early February that Breidenthal had misrepresented to the OLCC where the $150,000 in capital to start the business came from.

Mark Pettinger, spokesman for the OLCC, said, "We, the OLCC, are aware of the complaint against American Cannabis Co., and we are investigating."

He said the OLCC license is still active.

In their lawsuit, the Nelsons and Allen raise questions about $34,640 in expenses Breidenthal paid using the Marigold Enterprises account.

They allege Breidenthal charged a three-day stay, Dec. 12-15, 2016, at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego to a Visa credit card belonging to Marigold Enterprises. The bill was $968.43.

The hotel stay came after Breidenthal had been in Tallahassee, Florida, for a Rural Action Caucus Symposium, held Dec. 7-9 at the Hilton DoubleTree, to discuss how counties are combating chronic poverty. According to flight records obtained by the Mail Tribune, Breidenthal flew out of Tallahassee three days after the conference, on Dec. 12, and arrived in San Diego that afternoon. On Dec. 14, $750 was paid out of the Marigold account to Seaforth Boat, a San Diego company that rents out boats.

A total of $2,447.76 was paid on Jan 23-24 to Whistler Platinum Co., which provides rentals in Whistler, British Columbia. Other unexplained expenses itemized in the suit include $12,050 to a "B Gutches" and $4,000 to the OHA, which could be the Oregon Health Authority.

The suit also alleges Breidenthal drew $5,800 from the Marigold account on Jan. 25, without documenting the purpose of the draw. Another debit transaction of $5,500 on Dec. 23, 2016, has no information or receipts, according to the suit.

Breidenthal also paid Griggs Law Group $2,000 out of the Marigold account. Griggs Law is also listed as an agent of Hillcrest Enterprises LLC, another company Breidenthal formed on Dec. 1, 2016.

After a Feb. 13 meeting between Allen and Breidenthal, the suit alleges Breidenthal "either froze or withdrew the remaining funds in the business accounts at Rogue Credit Union, changed the locks on the American Cannabis Company's business premises at 2131 West Main St., and notified the security company and others that the plaintiffs (Allen and the Nelsons) were to no longer have any access to the business premises."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Probe into AAR CORP/ Whistle While You Work

 

 Is that anywhere near Cameroon ? All kinds of activity.

 

And about that nasty  AAR CORP., Mark McMillin  slap letter to the 

grieving whistleblower Lewis Family ... watch & see.

 

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Reports: Mcebisi Jonas named in police probe into alleged corruption at South African Airways

The Hawks are investigating allegations that Jonas used his political influence to secure US aircraft company AAR Corp contracts at the state airline.

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JOHANNESBURG –

 

" The Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is being investigated by the Hawks elite police unit as part of a probe into allegations of corruption at state-owned South African Airways (SAA), the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday.

As part of the probe into SAA, the unit is investigating allegations that Jonas used his political influence to secure US aircraft company AAR Corp contracts to supply components and tyres to the state airline, the newspaper cited three unidentified Hawks sources and one SAA source as saying.

Treasury spokeswoman Yolisa Tyantsi declined to comment, while the spokespeople for Jonas and the SAA did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi was quoted by City Press as saying there was an investigation into allegations of corruption at SAA but it was policy not reveal names of those being probed. Mulaudzi did not answer calls from Reuters.

AAR Corp could not be reached for comment. The firm was quoted by City Press as denying any wrongdoing. "AAR conducts its business with the highest ethical and legal standards," a unidentified spokesman was quoted as saying.

Jonas has been an outspoken critic of government corruption and he opened divides within the ruling African National Congress last year when he said businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma said they could secure him the finance ministry job.

Zuma and the Indian Gupta family deny any wrongdoing.

An investigation last year by the Hawks into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, which was later dropped, shook South Africa's financial markets. "

 

 

 

 

Dave Lewis Murder Case

 

 

David Edwin Lewis was found in his arsoned home 9/4/08.

The place and manner of the murder, are unknown.

David may have been dismembered prior to killing.

He was found with no arms or legs.

 

His burned & charred body, " looked like a piece of burned drift-wood and was unrecognizable.Firefighters, initially, were not sure if it was a human body."

The detectives who lifted David from the massive rubble, were only lifting approximately 40 pounds of what remained.

 

Dave Lewis, " died at the hand of another."

 

David's body was preserved in the Central Point, Oregon State Police, morgue for 8 long months while DNA tests were sent to Texas for identification. (His body was in the morgue, at the same time that Kaelin Glazier's was. Kaelin's killer has since been convicted) 

Accelerants were used on Dave's home and body.

 

His youngest son (Skyler Fournier-Lewis') mini-motorcycle and Dave's welding tanks were drug into the home.

 

Everything within the tidy, historic cabin, was totally destroyed; including all family heirlooms, photographs, keepsakes. Antiques. Audio recordings of David's father's national teaching and scientific presentations.

 

This was considered a case of " overkill" and demented anger & passion.

If you, or anyone you know; has any information, facts, hunches or evidence:

 

Please contact any law enforcement or CRIMESTOPPERS in any state or country.

As always, you can remain Anonymous.

And email us here.

 

There is a $20,000.00 REWARD for information leading to arrests.

There is a $5,000.00 REWARD for any pertinent & valid tip.

Thank you.

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 There is an indisputable link with another murder which occurred on the Greenway, Central Point.

 

Same day.9/4/2008 Thursday after Labor Day weekend.

 

Troy Dean Carney

 

Mr. Carney: Traveled with truckers from Florida to Idaho to Roseburg Oregon, and Talent Oregon

 

There are REWARDS in the Troy Dean Carney case too.

 

Someone needs to do the right thing and reveal the TRUTH.

 

Murder is Forever and no one deserves to die in such heinous and vile ways.  Thank you for your honesty and bravery.

 

Dave's Last Day 9/3/08 Oysters & Friends

 

 

It is unknown if Dave Lewis was killed on September 3rd or September 4th 2008.  Wednesday night or Thursday  - - On 9/3/08 Dave went to town to buy paint for the room in his house that he was remodeling. He wanted to deep-clean and have it nice for the winter months. He later returned home and went to Howard Lake store. He wanted to buy some items. The store,however, was closed for the season. The sweet gal working there, was preparing for the end-of-season staff party. She was cooking oysters and asked Dave if he would taste-test. Dave gave her his phone number & advised her he lived on the Summit and could help her with firewood or snow-plowing during  the winter months. 

 

Supposedly Dave received a late night call, from the Derek Sherell about a CPR class. Derek was " at work" that night at Firehouse 5 in Talent Oregon. He is the former son-in-law of Rodney Nygren. Derek's little boy is the one who said, " Dave didn't make it."

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Michael Scott Winters was the sheriff of Jackson County at the time. He was a neighbor to Dave and had asked for Dave's help one winter, when his cattle fell into a ditch / well. Winters behavior was disassociative toward people on the mountain who wanted to share information. Winters also, for some unknown reason, said he did not think there was any reason for people to be concerned or fearful. How or why Winters would say such an absurd comment, after a double arson and vile homicide, goes to the man's character. Winters never gave a single press conference, offered a REWARD, asked for public ideas or assistance, or would meet with or discuss by phone; anything with any of the grieving Lewis family. Winters did, however, set-up base camp for the murder in his best-friend's home. 

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Michael Scott Winters was voted out of office. He was in charge of

Dave Lewis & Troy Dean Carney murder investigations. 

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 Winters had a restraining order from his first wife. He told her, " ... had his gun and she wouldn't see anyone."  He knocked around the wife's young daughter, as well.

 

 Why was Mike Winters  even allowed to be a sheriff with a 12th grade education and a prior restraining order? 

 

How can a man who carries a gun and can legally shoot to kill; be permitted to do so, with a prior domestic violence restraining order?  The Oregon laws need to change and criminals not permitted to serve as law enforcement officers. Ever. 

 

 

Dave's Last Day 9/3/08 McNeely had called a Meeting

 

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 Hyatt Lake Oregon. On the Pacific Crest Trail. In the National Monument. With strict zoning and land use laws.  No permanent dwellings. No year round inhabitants. No camping stays over 10 days. No scammers.

Which McNeely, Plante, Planning and Commissioners blew by. 

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Bob McNeely called a " meeting" the evening of 9/3/08 at the Lindsay Ranch. McNeely was a very, very good friend of sheriff Mike Winters. The last encounter Dave had with McNeely & Jeanne Plante; Dave was death threatened. McNeely & Plante installed these as " RV" on two dirt campgrounds on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was how they cheated & skirted the laws. By using the name, " RV"

 

 

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Jeanne McNeely Plante. Still shoveling off the blame. 

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MIKE HAGLUND. OF COURSE.

 IF a TREE FALLS IN a FOREST & THINKS NO ONE KNOWS...

 Lumber companies file lawsuit over monument expansion

 

 Mike Haglund's representation of the Columbia River Bar Pilots

 

and who who who else ?

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" Michael Haglund, a Portland lawyer who filed a suit against the expansion on Feb. 17, 2017  on behalf of the Murphy Co. and its investment holdings, said Murphy Co. was notified of the environmental groups' intervention prior to their filings.

Haglund said it was "pretty standard" for industry and environmental groups to help defend their stakeholders in disputes like this.

The Murphy Co. suit was filed in federal court in Medford. A similar suit was filed by the Association of O&C Counties on Feb. 13 in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

The environmental groups' intervention motions were filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Medford and Monday in Washington, D.C. The Soda Mountain Wilderness Council was joined by the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Oregon Wild and The Wilderness Society.

When the original 66,000 acres of monument were designated under the Antiquities Act by President Bill Clinton to protect what he called their "spectacular biological diversity" in 2000, O&C lands were included in that proclamation. However, the designation was not challenged as to whether the Antiquities Act could be used to trump the O&C Lands Act.

The motions to intervene point out that federal courts have ruled multiple times that other federal environmental laws apply to O&C lands.

The monument now includes 113,013 acres in a footprint that covers about 137,500 acres and expands beyond southeastern Jackson County into Klamath County and California.

Private lands, including more than 2,000 acres of Murphy timberland, inside that footprint remain private and are not subject to monument rules, which ban commercial timber harvest but would allow well vetted noncommercial cutting.

Murphy's suit claims its lands will lose significant value if the expansion is not overturned.

The expansion does not block public access to the public lands within its boundaries, but it could lead to some changes in how those lands are accessed.

 

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" Environmental groups have filed petitions to allow them to defend last month's expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in federal court, saying they can't rely on the federal agencies nor the Trump administration to defend their interests in keeping the expansion intact.

The motions request to allow the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council and other groups to intervene and legally argue against two lawsuits seeking to scuttle the 47,624-acre expansion of the monument signed by President Barack Obama in his last week in office.

The suits challenge Obama's use of the federal Antiquities Act to expand the monument into about 40,000 acres of federal O&C Act lands originally set aside by Congress for sustained timber production as managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It includes a 1940 internal government review that concluded the Antiquities Act cannot be used to take O&C lands out of timber production.

The environmental groups' motions say their long history of advocating for monument lands may not be adequately protected in court because of the federal government's "frequent reluctance" to protect O&C lands, "particularly following changes in political administration."

"We're just eager to see the monument expansion hold firm," said Dave Willis, executive director of the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council. "It was smaller than scientists recommended. To lose all or any of it would be unfortunate for the plants and animals that depend upon it, as well as present and future generations."

 

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Enviromentalists  seek  to defend Cascade-Siskiyou expansion

 

" Two lumber companies filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the legality of President Barack Obama's expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument during his last days in office.

Murphy Co. and a related company, Murphy Timber Investments LLC, filed the complaint in federal court in Medford against President Donald Trump, acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior Kevin Haugard, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management. The new administration could choose not to defend the lawsuit.

"The monument expansion is already having an immediate impact," said Murphy Co. President John Murphy.

 

"The Griffen Moon Timber Sale within the expansion area that was scheduled to be sold this summer has now been withdrawn without any replacement timber sale. The sale would have generated in excess of $500,000 for Jackson County."

The lawsuit says the timber sale involved thinning operations and would have generated 4 million board feet.

Murphy said more than 80 percent of the federal land included in the expansion area is dedicated to timber production through the O&C Lands Act."

 

The 1937 act requires forests to be managed for sustained yield to ensure a permanent timber supply, watershed protection, recreation and economic stability for local communities and industries, according to the BLM.

The act also requires the federal government to share logging revenues with counties.

In January, Obama used the federal Antiquities Act to add 47,624 acres of public land — 42,349 acres in Oregon and 5,275 acres in California — to the 66,000-acre monument east of Ashland.

"Permanent removal of over 40,000 acres of O&C Lands from the timberland base managed by BLM will harm Murphy Company by reducing the supply of timber sold annually by BLM, which jeopardizes plaintiff's log supply and the jobs of over 400 employees at its four Oregon manufacturing plants," the lawsuit contends.

Murphy Co. has a veneer plant in White City, a softwood plywood plant in Rogue River, a laminated veneer lumber facility in Sutherlin and a hardwood plywood plant in Eugene.

Murphy Timber Investments argues the monument expansion will reduce the value of 2,101 acres of timberland it owns within the boundary, plus another 1,869 acres adjacent to the boundary.

The area has a checkerboard of private and public ownership, with monument regulations applying to the public land inside the boundary.

Murphy Timber Investments says it will lose the access it needs to efficiently manage its timberland because the BLM will decommission or abandon roads.

The company also alleges reduced thinning operations on public land in the monument will increase the risk of catastrophic wildfire spreading to privately owned land.

The companies are asking the federal court to vacate the presidential proclamation expanding the monument when it comes to the O&C lands. They want the government to manage that land for sustained yield.

As for the legal strategy involved, the lawsuit says expansion under the 1906 Antiquities Act clashes with the 1937 O&C Act's requirements for sustained timber yield on designated federal land.

The lawsuit also draws on a 1940 legal opinion given to President Franklin Roosevelt when he was considering an Oregon Caves National Monument expansion. The opinion said he could not include O&C lands, since Congress clearly set those aside for sustained timber yield with revenue sharing.

Roosevelt followed the legal advice and didn't expand that monument, according to Murphy Co.

In 2014, Obama expanded the protected area of the 480-acre Oregon Caves National Monument with the addition of a 4,070-acre preserve. The 4,070 acres had been managed by the U.S. Forest Service and was transferred to the National Park Service.

Local opinion about the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is divided, with the Jackson County Board of Commissioners critical of the expansion and the Ashland and Talent city councils in favor.

Supporters believe the expansion further protects the area's rich biological diversity and water resources, while opponents fear cutbacks on logging, cattle grazing and road access."

 

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Let's actually have the truth come out about what is going on in the National Monument.

The lies at Hyatt Lake and Howard Prairie Lake

 

and these being installed as " RVs" and for whom and why ? 

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National Monument Hyatt Lake Oregon.

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Timber Co. Fights Obama Expansion Of Oregon Monument - Law360

https://www.law360.com/.../timber-co-fights-obama-expansion-of-oregon-monument
Feb 21, 2017 - But a lawsuit filed by Murphy Company, a wood products ... in a national monument violates the congressionally designated timber ... Murphy is represented by Michael E. Haglund and Julie A. Weis of Haglund Kelley LLP.

 

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Steve Metheny Will Serve Full Time.  Carson Helicopter

 

 

 

USA V. STEVEN METHENY, No. 15-30189 (9th Cir. 2016)

 

 

 

 

  1. USA V. STEVEN METHENY, No. 15-30189 (9th Cir. 2016) :: Justia

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    USA V. STEVEN METHENY, No. 15-30189 (9th Cir. 2016) case opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

 

 

"Accordingly we conclude that the government did not breach the plea agreement and that the appeal waiver bars Metheny's appeal. "
 
 
 
 
 
 
The wheels of JUSTICE grind slowly, but they do grind.
 
 
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Coos Bay father, sons

admit defrauding government on military supply contracts

 

 

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"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

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 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."

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Firm Under Investigation

Over $160M In Defense Contracts

 

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 So many knew about the pencil whipping they called it                " Jerrying It" 

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 And Carson Iron 44 Crash August 2008

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Executive sentenced to 12++ years in

helicopter case; crash killed 7 firefighters, 2 pilots

 

 

A former executive was sentenced  to nearly 13 years in prison after admitting he provided false performance specifications to win a firefighting contract for a helicopter that crashed on a 2008 forest fire in California, killing seven firefighters and two pilots.

The deaths rank as the worst toll of working firefighters in a helicopter crash in U.S. history.

In passing sentence in U.S. District Court, Judge Ann Aiken scolded former Carson Helicopters vice president Steven Metheny for breaking every oath he had ever taken, from his time as an Eagle Scout growing up in Connecticut, to being a helicopter pilot for the National Guard in Connecticut and Oregon.

"In the end, you betrayed all your friends and family and the oaths you have taken," she told Metheny, 45. "If you had been found out and no one died, I would impose the same sentence."

Metheny had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, as well as making false statements. He was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in federal prison. He reports in two months.

Though not directly charged with the deaths, Aiken said Metheny had put in motion a chain of events leading to the crash by giving the U.S Forest Service and pilots flying the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter false weight and balance charts and performance standards used to calculate how many passengers and cargo they could carry in different conditions.

The helicopter crashed while taking off with members of a Grayback Forestry crew from Merlin, Oregon, who were being pulled off the line on the Iron 44 fire outside Weaverville, California, in anticipation of approaching thunderstorms. The helicopter crashed while taking off from a clearing cut in heavy timber near the top of a mountain. Four firefighters survived.

When the deadline came for submitting weight and balance charts on the crash helicopter for the firefighting contract, the aircraft was in pieces at Carson's facility in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Aiken said. So Metheny submitted estimates based on a formula put together by Carson chief mechanic Levi Phillips. Metheny maintained the fraud by putting made-up performance charts in the helicopter flight manual used by pilots.

Aiken sentenced Phillips to two years and one month in prison for his role in the plot.

The plot unraveled when investigators realized that the weights offered by Metheny were in tenths of a pound, and the Carson scale in Pennsylvania measured in whole pounds, prosecutor Byron Chatfield said. National Transportation Safety Board investigators also realized that the performance charts for the helicopter did not match the performance charts from the factory.

By the time it was flying over the Iron 44 fire, the helicopter was 1,400 pounds heavier than the charts supplied to the U.S. Forest Service and to pilots calculating how much of a payload the helicopter could handle, making it harder to take off in extreme conditions, the prosecution argued.

Defense lawyer Steven Myers argued that the helicopter pilot could have avoided the crash by doing a standard maneuver on takeoff, where the pilot hovers and checks his gauges.

Aiken dismissed that argument, noting her father had flown helicopters in the Korean War, crashing 13 times. "Whether the gauges were right or not, the pilot didn't have the right information," Aiken told Metheny.

Families of the dead firefighters had poured out their grief and anger during the hearing on Monday. But by the time the prison sentences were issued Tuesday, many said they were satisfied with the outcome.

"I wish I could say I forgive Metheny," said Juanita Gomez, who wore a photo around her neck of her son, Edrik, who was 19 and fighting fires to pay for college when he was killed. Four months after his death, Edrik's father died, unable to live with the loss, she had told the court.

"I am in the process of starting to do that, which is a big process for me," she said. "I do feel like a load has been lifted. We needed this ending."

Paul Steele, whose son, David, was killed, said the judge told Metheny what all of the grieving family members had wanted to tell him:

You have inflicted a huge loss on a lot of people, and you need to make amends.

"He said he was sorry for our loss. But I don't think he ever said he was sorry for what he did," Steel said. "I think there is a distinction there."

Donna Rich, who lost her 29-year-old son, Bryan, said she felt Metheny should have gotten a longer sentence "for the lives he destroyed. He just walks around like he has nothing to worry about, like he is paying a traffic ticket."

Also killed in the crash were check pilot Jim Ramage, 63, of Redding, California;

command pilot Roark Schwanenberg, 54, of Lostine, Oregon;

and firefighters Shawn Blazer, 19, of Ashland;

Scott Charlson, 25, of Phoenix, Oregon;

Matthew Hammer, 23, of Grants Pass;

and Steven Caleb Renno, 21, of Cave Junction."

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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2008, file photo a firefighter from Grayback Forestry wipe away a tear at a company facility in White City, Ore., after hearing a helicopter crash killed seven fellow firefighters. A federal judge in Medford, Ore., on Monday, June 15, 2015, postponed sentencing a day for a former executive of Carson Helicopters who admitted to falsifying performance records for the helicopter that crashed to win a lucrative U.S. Forest Service contract. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

- In this Aug. 8, 2008,  photo a firefighter from Grayback Forestry wipe away a tear at a company facility in White City, Ore., after hearing a helicopter crash killed seven fellow firefighters. A federal judge in Medford, Ore., on Monday, June 15, 2015, postponed sentencing a day for a former executive of Carson Helicopters who admitted to falsifying performance records for the helicopter that crashed to win a lucrative U.S. Forest Service contract. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)  (The Associated Press)

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Bad In Bend Cop. Scott Beard. Disgraces the Badge.

 

 

Listen Up Beth Heckert D.A.  

Who never once prosecuted a Jackson County cop for anything.

 

Calling For:

 

Forensic Evaluations of the Sheriff Depts in Oregon...

 Investigate the Former Sheriff in Southern Oregon

" leave no stone un-turned."

 

 Vet Mike Winters & Gil Gilbertson ('Constitutional Sheriff'  and Oath Keeper Gil; who signed the FBI smarm letter against Governor Kitzhaber) then check out Curry County and Siskiyou County Mr. Lopey.

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Deschutes Sheriff’s Office probe found dysfunction, lax oversight

Investigation prompted by Scott Beard's  theft and affairs

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" Complete with a corrupt deputy, adultery and an organization rife with easily exploitable policies and a lack of oversight, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office’s internal investigation into former Capt. Scott Beard rivals a television drama.

Beard embezzled more than $200,000 from the sheriff’s office, the discovery of which launched a yearlong internal investigation. The investigation report, obtained by The Bulletin as a result of a records request, reveals department policy failed to catch Beard’s embezzlement. It also found Beard was emotionally abusive to employees, and those under him did not feel they could report the conduct.

Reflecting on the office under Beard’s reign and former Sheriff Larry Blanton’s leadership, Darryl Nakahira, the sheriff’s office’s attorney, said hindsight is 20-20.

“Obviously, our checks were inadequate that we had in place, because he was able to defeat them,” Nakahira told The Bulletin.

For about 18 months, Beard, as captain of the detectives division and the person in charge of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team for the sheriff’s office, was able to repeatedly skim money from several sources: the CODE bank account, the sheriff’s office’s street crimes account, the asset forfeiture account and from money stored in evidence.

A forensic audit of the books found that between April 2014 and September 2015, Beard stole a total of 31 times, taking as little as $50 and as much as $19,939 in a single instance.

Beard was caught and pleaded guilty. On Sept. 8, he was sentenced to five years in prison.

In an interview with The Bulletin, Blanton said the embezzlement shows Beard’s shortcomings, not the sheriff’s office.

“The long and short of it was we had a thief and the thief got caught,” he said.

Flying under the radar

The internal investigation shows Beard was adept at covering his tracks. He thwarted the office’s “two-signature” policy on receipts when money is moved from one account to the next by forging the second signature. He often used his employees to deliver money to the county or the bank after taking his portion, so as to not be the only person implicated if someone realized the deposits were short, the internal investigation found.

However, several employees reported there was no policy to audit the books in street crimes, which would have shown someone was stealing.

“That’s the shortcomings that when something like this comes to light, we realize that, ‘Oh, yeah, there is an improved way that we can do business.’ And certainly all things need to be documented,” Capt. Paul Garrison said in an interview with The Bulletin.

Blanton said the policies in place that the time were established by previous sheriffs.

“First of all, the policies worked, because Scott Beard was caught,” Blanton said. “There are no policies that can be written on paper that can stop someone from stealing, or from violating the law.

“Merely instituting a different checks and balance is not going to stop somebody if they are going to steal from you.”

However, Blanton said you should always learn from situations such as this, and policies should be changed accordingly. That has happened since Beard’s embezzlement.

Suspicions of Beard’s embezzlement were reported before Beard was caught. In 2014, Beard’s wife, Mechele Beard, reported to Blanton’s wife, Linda Blanton, as well as Lt. Tim Leak and others that Beard was having an affair. It was later discovered that his affair was with a former sheriff’s office employee, Krista Mudrick. Beard used the money he stole to buy her lavish gifts, and take her on international vacations.

In December 2014, Mechele Beard confided in Jaclyn Rupert, wife of Sgt. Ty Rupert, at a charity basketball game. Mechele Beard shared that her husband was having an affair and that unexplained checks with a four-letter acronym were showing up in their personal account. It was discovered later that the checks came from federal and state organizations for combating drug trafficking.

However, Nakahira said this didn’t raise eyebrows at the time.

“Because of the procedure that we had set up, he was having the checks made out to him, so that didn’t raise any red flags,” Nakahira said.

The policy was that these checks would be made out to Beard. He would then cash the checks, and deliver the money to CODE or the sheriff’s office.

Nakahira said Mechele Beard’s claims were not thought to be credible at the time, and that the sheriff’s office thought she was mistaken.

“The sheriff trusted him,” Nakahira said of Scott Beard. “He had no reason to believe this guy who he promoted to captain was stealing from him. Stealing from everyone, stealing from the county, stealing from the tax payers, the federal government.”

Blanton strongly denied having any information about the embezzlement.

“Never did any allegation relating to any misappropriation of funds come to me. Ever,” he said. “If so I would have dealt with it.”

‘Kingdom builder’

Beard’s time at the sheriff’s office began and ended in deceit.

During the internal investigation into his theft, it was discovered that Beard had doctored his discharge papers from the U.S. Navy so that they omitted any mention of him going AWOL for two years due to a drug habit, resulting in “Other Than Honorable Discharge.”

Nakahira said it is unclear how this slipped past office administration both when Beard was hired as a reserve deputy in 2001 and then as an actual deputy in 2002. If the sheriff’s office had known of his military status, he wouldn’t have been hired in the first place, Nakahira said.

Beard’s personnel file is missing, so it is unclear who is at fault for not getting the records directly from the Navy. It is not known what happened to the file, but Beard did have access to personnel records.

Interviews conducted by former Capt. John Bocciolatt in the course of the investigation show Beard was perceived as a master of getting away with unethical and unlawful behavior throughout his time at the sheriff’s office.

Twenty-eight people were interviewed during the investigation. Nearly all called Beard a “kingdom builder” because he surrounded himself with people who would not question him. Interviews show Beard worked hard at this, weeding out those who would push back against him and constantly reminding sheriff’s office employees that he alone could make or break their career.

Lt. Joe DeLuca said Beard treated personnel like “pieces moving on a chessboard,” pushing some into promotions before they even wanted it.

DeLuca said Beard was focused on “where to put people … in order for him to continue moving up the board.”

According to interviews, Beard demanded things, and looked for ways to embarrass other employees. He was known to take the patrol cars assigned to his employees. Once, he allegedly returned a car with semen left on the seat, interviews show.

An unraveling lie

According to the internal investigation, after Mechele Beard confided in Jaclyn Rupert, Rupert told her husband and they then agreed to go to Capt. Shane Nelson, who is now the sheriff. The information was specifically not taken to former Capt. Erik Utter, due to rumors of his infidelity with several women in the office, according to the investigation. After the meeting, Nelson took the information to Blanton, who told Jaclyn “not to feel special as Mechele has gone to his wife, Leak and to other people saying the same thing,” the report states.

Regardless, Blanton promised nothing would be “swept under the rug” and that an investigation would be opened. Jaclyn Rupert reported that she “felt like it fell on deaf ears.”

When interviewed, Blanton denied having not taken the allegations seriously.

“There was never anything swept under the carpet, nor did I ever discourage anyone from coming forward with information,” he told The Bulletin.

Ty Rupert reported that the next day he was called by Nakahira and told the investigation was closed. Rupert said “there was no possible way” a real investigation took place in a day, and that no investigation into the checks Mechele Beard reported showing up in their account took place. He said he felt he was put in a bad situation because he had information that could “bring this administration down.”

Nakahira, in an interview Wednesday, said following those reports he and Blanton interviewed Beard in November 2014, and Beard told them his wife was crazy, and they were having marital problems. Nakahira said that since Nelson and Beard were both captains, Nelson was removed from the situation, and all decisions were made by Blanton.

“He asked him straight up, ‘What’s going on?’” Nakahira said. “Beard started crying. Tears came out of his eyes.” Beard told them about a bad marital situation.

“Larry Blanton fully trusted him,” Nakahira said. “This is a guy who he’s promoted to captain, who was here for almost 15 years at the time. So he accepted his explanation of what was going on.”

Blanton said he regrets some of the faith he placed in Beard.

“As the sheriff I regret that I trusted him with that involvement, but I wasn’t the only person he fooled. At no time did I hear of or know of any potential allegations relating to any criminal activity, or I would have dealt with it,” he said.

Nakahira said following the reports to Jaclyn Rupert, sheriff’s office personnel reached out to Mechele Beard, who recanted everything.

‘Spinning wheels’

Beard stole, lied and manipulated. But those under him also claim he was an ineffective leader. Many of those in the detectives division reported Beard was hardly ever at work and difficult to reach. According to interviews, a line would form outside of Beard’s office at 9 a.m. by people needing paperwork signed. The fear was that later in the day, Beard would disappear.

Beard also refused to sign nearly all search warrants for about a year, according to the investigation.

Garrison said the internal investigation never figured out why Beard put a halt on search warrants, but his guess was Beard didn’t want to draw attention to the department, and Garrison said real police work requires using money on the street.

“If they’re not doing anything, and they aren’t paying informants, that money may have been available for him to appropriate,” Garrison said.

In other cases, delays and Beard’s tactics appear to have damaged cases.

Deputy Merlin Toney recalled working a child pornography case. Toney found out the suspect had porn on a personal computer, and came in on his day off to write up a search warrant affidavit to seize the computer. Beard said to postpone the search so he wouldn’t have to pay overtime, according to the investigation. By the time Toney executed the warrant, the computer had been destroyed.

In another case, Toney arrested a 22-year-old accused of having sex with a 13-year-old. Toney was interrogating the suspect, who he said was giving false information. Toney knew he could use this against the suspect to build a case. However, Toney said Beard stormed into the room and started yelling at the suspect, who immediately asked for a lawyer, which ended the interview.

Toney recalled a deputy district attorney later saying of Beard’s tactic: “What in the world was that man thinking about?”

Many under Beard reported similar behavior, and noted how Beard’s leadership style went against their training and experience with other supervisors.

Detective Steve Mangin reported never being trained when moving into the street crimes unit, with Beard saying “you’re either a dope cop or you’re not a dope cop.” Mangin reported this stopped him from ever excelling in street crimes. Mangin said he and the others weren’t allowed to orchestrate controlled buys of drugs, because Beard was never around to authorize it. Mangin said this went on for a year, and that the time was basically “wasted.”

At one point, Beard admitted hindering the detectives division and apologized for leaving them “spinning their wheels,” according to the investigation.

Absent leadership

Many under Beard reported during the investigation that they felt there was no one to go to with their concerns. Blanton and Beard were perceived to be very close. Toney reported Blanton let Beard “run rampant.”

“I don’t think the sheriff monitored him at all,” he said.

Blanton denied giving Beard special treatment.

“Everyone was held to the same level of accountability, including myself,” he said. “No one was protected.”

Toney reported going to Blanton once to express concerns about Beard and to his surprise, Blanton stopped him and thanked him for not talking negatively about Beard like other employees do. Toney took that as a warning not to criticize Beard ever again.

Garrison said that captains are very close to the sheriff and have a lot of responsibility. He said he knows some people felt that Beard and Blanton were very close, but pointed out Nelson was tapped to take over as sheriff, not Beard. He said the notion that Blanton protected Beard might be overblown.

Regardless, it was how many in the office saw the situation.

Rebuilding an office

Garrison and Nakahira said the sheriff’s office is going through a “healing process” following Beard’s prison sentence. Nelson replaced Blanton in July 2015 and the impact has been somewhat of a sea change.

Garrison said Blanton would come in every day, greet employees and then go up to his office.

“Sheriff Nelson has made it abundantly clear that ‘if you have a problem, and you feel the need to discuss it with me, then my door is open,’” Garrison said.

Despite Beard having so much authority over who was moved into positions of power, Garrison said when Beard was arrested the culture quickly changed. A “flood gate” was opened, and employees spoke about the horrible things they experienced under Beard. He said now employees feel empowered, and if anyone started exhibiting the manipulative and emotionally abusive tendencies Beard was known for, employees would bring it to a supervisor right away.

Garrison said it’s tough reliving what was essentially a black eye for the department, but he sees a brighter future.

“Is this a failing of our system? Certainly,” Garrison said. “The sheriff set the course, and we’re only trying to improve and work forward and be the sheriff’s office our community expects us to be.”

— Reporter: 541-383-0376, awieber@bendbulletin.com

 

For more than a year, Scott Beard callously stole money from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. He was cunning, covering his tracks with forged signatures and using other employees to move money they didn’t know was stolen. And he was brazen, too, stealing as much as $19,939 in a single instance.

In the end, he was caught by an audit, according to the results of a yearlong investigation by the sheriff’s office that was obtained by The Bulletin as a result of a records request.

Beth Raguine took over as business manager for the sheriff’s office on July 1, 2015. It was the same day Shane Nelson took over as sheriff. Because of the change in leadership, Deschutes County Auditor David Givens suggested Raguine might want to do a review of how money comes in and out of the office’s street crimes division, and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team.

On Sept. 21, 2015, Raguine got a master log of investigative funds for CODE and street crimes. She quickly discovered something wasn’t right.

Raguine found that the books showed CODE had received $135,000 in buy money so far that year. But Bend Police Lt. Ken Mannix, the manager for CODE, reported receiving only $53,000 in buy money. Mannix told Raguine there must be a mistake, as there was no way CODE could have received $135,000.

A few days later, Raguine contacted Givens and told him there might be an issue. She then contacted Nelson, who suggested she reach out to Beard. Nelson also asked to meet with her the following morning.

On Sept. 23, Raguine met with Nelson and Darryl Nakahira, the sheriff’s office attorney, and ran them through the discrepancy. Later, the three met with Beard, to see if the missing money had been put in another account they weren’t aware of. Raguine also asked Beard if he could identify a weird signature used on many of the documents as part of a “two-signature” safeguard.

Beard could offer no explanation for the signature or missing money.

Since the second signature should have belonged to someone who was with Beard while money was being moved around, she thought it was strange he couldn’t identify it. At this point, Raguine believed Beard had embezzled the missing money, and was using the unidentified signature to sign cash transfer forms.

During the interview, Raguine told Beard that street crimes was short $10,000. Beard responded that he would go to the bank and get $10,000. Beard ended the meeting when Raguine responded: “We have a problem!”

The next day the FBI opened an investigation into embezzlement. It was later discovered that Beard would take money from evidence and then bring it to the county finance department, but would skim off the top. He also would take asset forfeiture money from other agencies in CODE, including the Redmond Police or Warm Springs police departments, but that money would never make it to CODE.

Beard was tasked with moving money around from various accounts. The investigation found sometimes money never made it to where it was supposed to go, and other times receipts showed only a portion made it."

 

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Mike Winters’ leadership questioned in county review

 

 

Jackson County, Ore.- A review requested by Jackson County after Sheriff Corey Falls filed a complaint of discrimination,

 

appears to question

 

former Sheriff Mike Winters’ leadership.

Winters is one of six candidates vying to fill the Sheriff’s position for the next two years. At a county commissioners meeting Wednesday, he laid out his argument for becoming Sheriff.

“I don’t think there’s anyone better to address it because I stood here for 12 years,” said Winters.

Winters is the only candidate for Sheriff mentioned in the review by the county.

That review includes claims Falls made regarding Winters and his administration, including:

  • Sheriff Winters ordered part of the Jackson County Jail to open during a re-election campaign even though an assessment showed it wasn’t feasible to do so.
  • Sheriff Winters threatened the jobs of command dissenters.
  • The ability to perform background checks was compromised in the effort to open the basement of the jail. As a result some staff weren’t suitable for hire and should have been rejected.
  • Traffic deputies were informed not to enforce DUII as it didn’t generate enough revenue.
  • Criminal traffic citations were cited into Justice Court in order to generate more revenue.

While the authors of the review did not directly address the claims, they do say in a footnote later in the review,

Winters’ “…continuation of what he did as an Oregon State trooper without apparent change or personal growth was not in keeping with the needs of an agency of this size nor a community of the size and with the needs of Jackson County.”

The review further states,

“Sheriff Winters neglected managerial and leadership issues core to his office, and often promoted based on a ‘Good-Ole-Boy’ network.”

Finally, the authors conclude

“Sheriff Winters did not perform the functions deemed to be essential to the position he held.”


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 Vet and Investigate

 

Michael Scott Winters.

How did he ever become sheriff, his contracts, the equipment, the marijuana eradication in the BILLIONS  and what he did 12 years in office. Nearly 30 million a year in dept money.

 

To the core. 

 

 Michael Scott Winters. " Lead through fear and intimidation."

 

First wife took-out a restraining order because he threatened her, " I have my gun and you won't see anyone." He also, " knocked around," her young daughter. " She was afraid." 

 

 

 

So why were  the three current Commissioners willing to entertain him as interim-sheriff and Danny Jordan did not intervene?   Vett.

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Richardson & Lone Rock Money. Of Course.

 

First Dennis Richardson and the dildo-artist Irene Kai & the Southern Oregon China Connection Money.  All expense paid trips to China  via Saint Mary's Catholic School paid-up via "anonymous."

Because, as Dennis said, quoting the outlaw Willie Horton,           

" Go where the money is."

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Well Not quite.

 

 

 

The man who will not be Governor.

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 Richardson traveling to China with " dildo artist creator" Irene Kai. All expense paid.

 

 

 

 

Now this old-growth state owned forest  debacle. Richardson think he will be around when the re-plant becomes old growth?  220 year old trees... oh the arrogance. 

 

 

 

SALEM — Oregon's state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday 12/14/17  to sell the state's oldest public forest.

Gov. Kate Brown, the board chair, clashed with its sole Republican member as she attempted to keep the preserve in public hands and at least delayed the sale.

Brown voted against the proposal and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson and State Treasurer Tobias Read said yes to selling the 82,500-acre forest to a logging firm and a tribal partner. Brown then ordered the director of the Department of State Lands to consider a public ownership plan and to present it at the next state land board meeting in April.

"Point of order," Richardson, a Republican who holds the second-highest position in the state, told Brown. "I move to override the direction you just gave to the director because it's contrary to the motion the land board just passed."

"It is not contrary to the land board motion that just passed," Brown replied in a packed room.

Richardson insisted on making the motion to override Brown's order, but Read, a Democrat, stayed silent. With the motion having failed, Brown concluded the meeting with a bang of the gavel.

The proposed sale of Oregon's oldest state forest has been in the works for years and has galvanized environmentalists across the state.

There was only one bidder for the forest near Coos Bay whose price was set at $221 million: Lone Rock timber company, which would own 87 percent with its tribal partner, the Cow Creek band of Umpqua, owning the remaining 13 percent.

Brown said when the proposal was initiated, more offers were expected. The forest's timber sales help fund Oregon schools, but the arrangement has been losing money in recent years.

"We should not be bound to a single proposal," Brown said. "The importance of state-owned lands has increased as the future of federal public land has come into question."

She advocated the state or the tribes own the land, possibly in partnership.

Read said it was his fiduciary responsibility to approve the sale. He proposed three amendments: that the state be allowed to repurchase up to $25 million in acreage for recreational public access; that forest management principals be included in the agreement; and that any of the five federally recognized Western Oregon tribes be given the right of first refusal.

"I don't make this motion with any particular sense of celebration," said Read, who like Richardson is new in his job, having been elected in November. "But it's my best attempt to try to balance ... my obligation as a fiduciary and to live up to ... schoolkids in Oregon."

Richardson said it would be unethical to say no after the proposal was formulated and the bid made, at cost to the state government and to the bidder.

"You keep your promise, and it's up to the state to do that," Richardson said.

Brown wants a bond proposal developed to include up to $100 million in state bonding capacity to protect high-value habitat, including old-growth stands. Under her plan, a portion of the forest would be decoupled from the Common School Fund trust lands that fund Oregon schools. The harvesting of timber would be allowed while protecting endangered and threatened species."

 

 

 States Oldest Public Forest. Keep Out is it?

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                           The Murphy Sales...the Lone Rock sales...the limited sales...

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 - - Saddest Part of the Whole Deal. They still think it's about ...money. 

 

The outlaw & creepers said... go where the money is...

 

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-IRENE KAI ART

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 #Creepers. Dennis Richardson & his Judgment.  Lone Rock.

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 - Dennis Richardson claims to be the , " good Christian"

Promoting Irene Kai. Writing FBI  letters against Governor Kitzhaber  with Oath Keeper Gil Gilbertson &  voted out of office Michael Winters alias: RoughRider56. alias:  Zebra One.

 

Selling off old-growth for greed. Er um... " ethics. "   

 

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 " Richardson said it would be unethical to say no"

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 To quote the outlaw Willie Horton, " Go where the money is."

 Dennis Richardson so proudly said...

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KDRV NEWS NAILS IT. DAVID LEWIS MURDERED

 

 

 

 http://www.kdrv.com/story/34614633/unsolved-david-lewis-2008

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Unsolved: David Lewis (2008)

 

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Over the last decade in Southern Oregon, the name of one road has arguably become synonymous with one unsolved murder - David Lewis. A late night fire on the summit of Dead Indian Memorial Road turned into an investigation that proved to be more than just another set of flames.

It wasn’t until the next morning when crews found David Lewis’ body in his burned down home in September 2008. But it wasn’t the fire that killed him; it was a single gunshot to the head before the fire was started.

That led investigators through a murder case with no clear direction or conclusion in sight.

"I just don't feel safe with someone out there running around who is capable of causing that much destruction in people's lives," said Casey Lewis - who is David Lewis' son - in 2013. "It's a big part of my life... he was not only my father, he was my best friend."

Despite not much evidence being made public about this case, analysts, detectives, and other investigators through the years have endlessly combed over what they’ve found, looking for any clue that might lead to even a hint of closure. It’s a search that’s now turning the corner into a new decade of uncertainty.

There have still been no suspects charged in this case, all as investigators still look into any potential leads."

 

 

Unsolved: David Lewis (2008)

Unsolved: David Lewis (2008)

Unsolved: David Lewis (2008)…… synonymous with one unsolved murder - David Lewis. A late night fire on the summit of Dead Indian Memorial…… one unsolved murder - David Lewis. A fire on Dead Indian Memorial Road turned into an investigation…

Monday, February 27th 2017, 8:23 am
Unsolved: D. Lewis

Unsolved: D. Lewis

Unsolved: D. Lewis

Monday, February 27th 2017, 8:29 am  by Gio Insignares
Unsolved: Troy Carney (2008)

Unsolved: Troy Carney (2008)

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http://www.kdrv.com/story/34633274/unsolved-troy-carney-2008

 

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Troy Carney's body was found in a sleeping bag along the Bear Creek Greenway in September 2008. The cause of death was a single gunshot to the head, but investigators still say it’s hard to find any concrete evidence pointing to a suspect.

Near the location of Carney's body was the Pilot truck stop in Central Point, an area Carney had spent some time hanging around.

Carney had actually lived in the Rogue Valley at one point - years before his death - but had spent about a decade traveling the U.S. with truckers. Case notes also point out that during his return to the area, Carney essentially made the Pilot stop his home base; he would eat, make calls, and find jobs around that area.

But despite the mystery of what happened, and the question surrounding the investigation, investigators mentioned that, based on their findings, there were no significant signs Carney had any enemies that would want to harm him.

Connections also popped up between this murder case and David Lewis’ murder, but all investigators would say is they still believe there’s a link in evidence between the two.

Additionally, there was a fire set in the middle of the campsites about ten days after Carney’s body was found, with investigators saying they suspected it was intentionally set to try and cover up evidence.

But still - no suspects in this case have been identified."

 

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The Cases Should have arrests made of cohorts & those who impeded, obstructed, prevented  justice : 

 

 http://www.kdrv.com/story/34614633/unsolved-david-lewis-2008

http://www.kdrv.com/story/34614633/unsolved-david-lewis-2008

 

 

 

 

More Jackson County Oregon Commish Connects

 

 

And  don't forget to investigate John Rachor who drove dump trucks of green bud marijuana for 

xxx sheriff Mike Winters, " to help out the forest " and C.W. Smith for granting the unethical home loan to Danny Jordan of $659,000.00 of tax payer monies @ 3%. 

 

Breidenthal’s pot assets frozen while lawsuit plays out

Assets for a marijuana store that former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal tried to open in Medford will be frozen until a March 17 hearing before a

 

" Assets for a marijuana store that former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal tried to open in Medford will be frozen until a March 17 hearing before a local judge.

"We wanted to freeze the money, the $27-grand, with the stipulation it be held in Breidenthal's attorney's trust account," said Chris Hearn, a lawyer representing Gregory S. Allen, Lawrence J. Nelson and Mary D. Nelson.

Allen and the Nelsons have sued Breidenthal, claiming he misappropriated $229,000 they invested to open American Cannabis Co., located at 2131 W. Main St.

The parties to the lawsuit met in Jackson County Circuit Court Monday before Judge Ron Grensky and will return March 17 to discuss appointing a receiver to manage the assets of the marijuana business until the legal action is resolved, according to Hearn.

Breidenthal's Medford attorney, John Howry, said he doesn't comment on ongoing cases.

The Nelsons, who are in their 80s, claim they have invested $150,000 to help finance the cannabis store.

Allen said he paid Breidenthal $13,500 in cash from August through December 2016, while Breidenthal was still a commissioner and voting on cannabis issues, to act as a marijuana consultant and to help establish the cannabis store.

Allen claims in the lawsuit he invested $79,000 in money, personal property and inventory for the business. Breidenthal has received a license from the state to operate the business, but has not yet opened the doors.

The suit also lists two other businesses Breidenthal used in conjunction with American Cannabis Co.: Marigold Enterprises LLC and Capital Pacific Advisors Inc.

In an amended declaration filed Tuesday with the court by Allen, he states, "I also recently learned that four or five checks drawn on the Rogue Credit Union business account have bounced, that utility and insurance premiums are not being paid, and that Capital Pacific Advisors Inc. and Marigold Enterprises LLC are currently in danger of insolvency."

Allen claims that he met with Breidenthal in May 2016, when Breidenthal was still a county commissioner, to discuss new rules that affected Allen's previous marijuana business, Rogue Valley Remedies.

"... I was surprised he expressed an interest in participating as my 'partner' in a to-be-formed OLCC licensed recreational marijuana retail dispensary," Allen states in his declaration. "Breidenthal indicated he could 'fast-track' local and OLCC approvals, due to his many political connections. In short, the idea essentially was that I would provide all the capital investment and he would provide the industry know-how."

 

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Commissioner Breidenthal. Stood up to Danny Jordan & bad admin.

 

 

 

Allen, in his declaration, states he began giving Breidenthal cash payments of $1,000 per month last August as stipends for his efforts to secure a location for the marijuana business.

"Before giving defendant Breidenthal his first (sic) him the first monthly 'stipend' payment, I asked Breidenthal if it was legally permissible for him to accept such a 'stipend' while he was still actively serving as a Jackson County Commissioner," Allen claims.

Breidenthal told Allen that he had "run it by Jackson County Counsel, and confirmed had confirmed (sic) that the arrangement was both appropriate and permissible," Allen alleges.

In addition to the $1,000 a month, Allen states he also provided other cash to Breidenthal of $5,000 on Sept. 30, 2016, and $4,500 in December 2016.

The lawsuit claims elder abuse and breach of fiduciary duty and seeks restitution for the money lost. The investors asked the court to appoint a receiver and freeze American Cannabis Co.'s assets. The suit asks for triple damages for the Nelsons, or $450,000, under Oregon's Elder Abuse Statute.

The suit asks for $529,000 from Breidenthal and his companies.

In their lawsuit, the Nelsons and Allen raise questions about $34,640 in expenses Breidenthal paid using the Marigold Enterprises account.

They allege Breidenthal charged a three-day stay, Dec. 12-15, 2016, at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego to a Visa credit card belonging to Marigold Enterprises. The bill was $968.43.

In addition to the suit, Breidenthal remains under investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice over questionable expenses charged to a "Friends of Doug Breidenthal" account set up under the Association of Oregon Counties that was designed to help him campaign for an office of the little-known Western Interstate Region. Among the expenses under scrutiny is a $1,000 campaign contribution Breidenthal sent to county Commissioner Rick Dyer, when Dyer was running for the office in 2015. "

 

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Current Commissioner  Rick Dyer who said WHAT !?!

about xxx sheriff  Zebra One 

(Mike Winters called himself Zebra One) 

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 Michael Winters xxx sheriff. Somehow a man with a history including a  restraining order, can become a sheriff in Jackson County Oregon.

Time for the legislature to change the laws.

 

No man, any man, who had a restraining order (threatened his wife with a gun, " I have my gun and you won't be seeing anyone.")  should be permitted to carry a gun as an officer of the law;  and be legally able to use  it for deadly force.

 

 

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 CW Smith former Commish who voted & gave Danny Jordan bad admin $ 659,000.00 tax payer funded home loan at 3%

 

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 Danny Jordan Jackson County Administrator...

 

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 and  x Commissioner John Rachor  who drove dump trucks of green bud of  marijuana

" To help out."

And "loaned"  Burl Brim  $150,000.00 cash, (Brim jr. the marijuana eradication pilot)   for their  " helicopter business" because, " a friend of a friend asked me to, but we aren't really in business together. Come on in & we will talk about it.  "

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    BRIM-RACHOR HELICOPTERS, LLC: ... The Registered Agent on file for this company is Burl J Brim and is located at 455 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland, OR 97520.

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While Rachor was a sitting Commissioner...the people were not happy.  

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  - -  With Danny Jordan they called it, "  a recipe for tyranny"

 

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 Danny Jordan Jackson County Administrator

 

 

 

 John Rachor...jack of all trades.

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  RACHOR voted on what contracts & when?

 

 

 

  It's All Good Until It's Not. 

 

Justice 4 Dave.

 

Vet & Investigate More than Breidenthal...

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 Burl Brim's Pintrest. Teenagers in see thru tops. 

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                                                BILLIONS IN BUD...

 

 JUSTICE For DAVID EDWIN LEWIS  - - -  who objected to the faux "RVs" at Hyatt lake Oregon

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 Installed on Hyatt Lake & Campers Cove as RV. Roll em all off.

Make it legal. Two dirt campgrounds. No structures like this.

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Bob McNeely & Jeanne Plante. The ruination of Hyatt Lake. 

 

 

 

 

Unsolved: David Lewis (2008)

 " There is a difference between knowing who did it, and proving it."

                                                                                                                    - Homicide Specialist Oregon -                 

 

 

JOE RICE MOVING ON REPUBLICAN. MONEY FROM THE DEMS TOO.

 

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 Joe Rice at Sugar Pine Mine. Southern Oregon standoff. 

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Nate Thayer Journalist & Author

 http://www.nate-thayer.com/heavily-armed-oregon-patriots-lied-about-actual-military-combat-service/

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 https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/01/30/founder-oregon-oath-keepers-chapter-making-bid-lead-oregon-gop

 

 " Joseph Rice, founder of the Oath Keepers chapter in Josephine County, Oregon, announced on Facebook last week that he intends to run for chairman of the Oregon Republican Party.

 

Many are aware of my activism in the protection of Constitutional Rights and actively standing for them. This is deep seeded in me from the Constitutional Oath I took originally in 1981 and then again in 1985 as an Army Officer, to ‘uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemy’s [sic], foreign and domestic,’” Rice wrote in announcing his candidacy.

But Rice's involvement in politics is scant. 

Last year, Rice served as a delegate-at-large for Oregon’s GOP and voiced his support Trump. Before that, he ran for a seat in the Josephine County Commission, coming in fifth with less than 10 percent of the vote. Outside of that, however, Rice’s involvement in politics has focused almost exclusively on the extremist fringe.

In 2015, Rice led the Josephine County Oath Keepers in defending two Oregon miners defying the Bureau of Land Management by continuing to work an unpatented claim in Oregon. Rice and his militia were moved to action by the miners’ assertions that their constitutional rights of due process were being infringed.

For weeks, self-styled “Patriots” streamed in to defend the Sugar Pine Mine from federal seizure. More than 700 supporters flocked to the mine to support the operation, Josephine County Oath Keepers’ public information officer Mary Emerick told High Country News.

Rice, a former National Guardsman and defense contractor in the Afghanistan who controlled the operation’s security, stated he did not want the support of “fringe-element[s]” that may be interested in protesting or provoking a conflict with the government. But many locals were left fearful of the armed extremists.

The dispute at the Sugar Pine Mine ended without incident after the Interior Board of Land Appeals gave the miners permission to stay on the claim while the board could deliberate. But the event also put the Josephine County Oath Keepers on the national stage. 

Rice's name surfaced again during the antigovernment occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last year. On the day Oregon State Police and the FBI arrested several armed occupiers on the way to meet with a neighboring sheriff in Grant County, a video from inside the vehicle driven by Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, who was shot and killed by police, shows two women attempting to call Rice. The call was hampered by poor cell service.

Tim Harris, a leader in the Oregon Three Percent militia, is running for vice chair of the state party.  "

 

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 Joe Rice who told Casey Lewis his father had been murdered.  No one should die the way that David Edwin Lewis did. 

 

 

 

 

ABBY & LIBBY MURDERED. DOUBLE HOMICIDE.

  A sickening double homicide of youth. And how a loving town, good sheriff, hundreds of devoted law enforcement & first responders cared; and how a Community Came Together.

 

 

                                    TO GET JUSTICE

 

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Month after girls found dead, double murder haunts Indiana town

Carroll County Prosecutor Robert Ives told FOX59 the law of averages favors that of the thousands of tips that have poured in and the hundreds of doors police and FBI agents have knocked on in connection with the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German.

Investigators say they’ve possibly met the killer or killers, or may have the clue that will wrap up the case. They just don’t know it yet.

“I think there’s an excellent chance that in these tips, somebody has named the right person,” said Ives of the more than 13,000 submissions that have come in to investigators. “When you ask me, ‘Is it possible some police officer has talked to him?’ I think it’s extremely likely that’s happened.

“I think that’s possible, yes.”

From a command center on the town square in Delphi, authorities have served approximately 70 subpoenas and a couple search warrants approved by Ives in pursuit of the man who abducted and murdered the girls near the Monon High Bridge Trail east of town on February 13.

POLICE SAY PHOTO OF SUSPECT IN INDIANA MURDERS CAME FROM TEEN'S PHONE

“If we’re looking for third party data, if we’re looking for information from a company, or a business, that the business acquires in the course of its business, that might relate to an investigation, we send a subpoena,” said Ives. “If you’re looking for evidence that relates directly to proof of a crime and it’s in a realm of privacy, in a person’s home, in a person’s phone, in a person’s computer, on their person, some other situations, then you have to get a search warrant for that type of information, and we’ve gotten some search warrants but often those search warrants didn’t directly relate to the investigation of the killing of the two girls. They’re related to other matters in the course of this investigation. When so many people are being checked on, other things get found.”

That was true in the arrest of a local man known to investigators last weekend who is being held without bond on a probation violation for an alcohol-related offense.

Sheriffs and state probation officers have questioned registered sex offenders in several north central Indiana counties to determine their whereabouts on the day the girls were murdered and then confirmed those accounts with other interviews or polygraph examinations.

“This is really an unprecedented thing for Carroll County,” said Ives. “There have been or there will be charges relating to things that have been uncovered.”

Each day, the small town of almost 3,000 people is flooded with police officers from across Indiana and federal agents from across the country, all searching for the clue that will lead to the girls’ killer.

FBI USING BILLBOARDS FOR TIPS IN KILLINGS OF 2 INDIANA TEENS

“With the data base that they have that was provided by the FBI, if a person has been checked on before, it’s easy to tell they’ve been checked on before,” said the prosecutor. “The crime is so serious that you’re following leads you might not otherwise follow before. There’s no obvious suspect as there often is.

“They go out and check on things, they report back, sometimes people are called in for statements, sometimes other avenues of investigation are taken up with regard to particular people.

“On any particular day there are twenty FBI agents and 25 or 30 officers,” observed Ives. “On some days it’s probably as many as 200 people working.

“That goes on not only here, that happens at Quantico, too,” he said. “The FBI is working on this in Virginia as well as working on it here.”

Outside the command center are parked satellite dish vehicles providing investigators immediate links to their headquarters counterparts.

“Those citizens who are in Carroll County and in the Delphi area should be extremely proud of the law enforcement, the local enforcement, that is there and leading this investigation,” said FBI Special Agent Jay Abbott. “The FBI is extremely proud to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them in support of their leadership in this case.”

Investigators are anxiously awaiting full DNA test results being compiled by FBI forensic analysts.

“I go back before DNA and cell phones,” said Ives who remembered prosecuting criminal cases in Carroll County with less evidence than in this case since 1987, “and I certainly would have said, if experienced investigators, as we have in this case, had the evidence that was available in this case, I would expect them to solve it within a month. That’s without DNA and cell phones which are a big part of what’s going on here.

“No arrest is imminent,” he said. “No case is close to being developed.”

That extraordinary evidence came from Libby’s cellphone as the young girl’s device yielded at least two images of a man dressed in blue clothes walking along the bridge and captured his voice as he ordered the children, “Down the hill,” to their deaths.

“If you see that picture and you hear that voice, and you’re going to call in a tip, explain why,” urged Ives. “’I’ve seen him wear those clothes, I know the way he walks, I know that combination of clothing, I know that voice, I know something about him.’

“’Not only do I know that person, but he said something to me, I saw something about him.’”

The reward for information leading the killer or killers of the best friends and youth softball players is more than $200,000.

“Look at that picture,” said Ives, “listen to that voice and don’t assume someone else has made a call.”

The Delphi Homicide Tip Line is (844) 459-5786. "

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EVIL WALKS THE EARTH. LOVE & JUSTICE WILL WIN OUT.

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More Articles on Abby & Libby. God Speed

 

 

How professional & appropriate coverage of  murders should be .

 

Not swept under the rug. Murder is forever.

 

 

Indiana State Police ask anyone who recognizes the man or the voice, or who may have any other information, to call the Tip Line at (844) 459-5786 or 1-800-225-5324 (800-Call FBI). Tips can also be emailed to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com. Information can be reported anonymously.

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Delphi Indiana Murders:  Relentless Pursuit Until Justice is Served 4 Abigail Williams & Liberty German. 

 

 

 

 

More than a month later, the search is still on for who killed Abby and Libby

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 DELPHI, Ind. (WISH) — You’ve seen the headlines and the stories.

Two teens killed while walking a trail in Carroll County. It’s been just over a month since 13-year-old Libby German and 14-year-old Abby Williams were slain and police still need your help.

Despite thousands of tips, video and audio from one of the girls cell phones and a reward of more than $200,000, the search for a suspect or suspects continues.

Here’s a look back in the hopes that you might be able to help move the case forward.

February 14

“It’s had a terrible impact on our community, the people who have participated in the search, the people who have participated in all the efforts to try and find the victims in this care are very much appreciated,” said Chief Steve Mullin with the Delphi Police Department. “But I know it’s had a terrible effect on our people.”

Valentine’s Day. Delphi police announced that they found two bodies just off the shore of Deer Creek in Carroll County. While it is less than a mile from where two teen girls were last seen the day before, the bodies had not yet been identified. Police say 13-year-old Libby German and 14-year-old Abby Williams were dropped off at the Monon High Bridge Trail near Delphi about 1 p.m. and weren’t there to be picked up about 5:30

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The girls were best friends, says Alexis Cripe, Libby’s cousin, who she calls by her full name, Liberty.

“Abby, she’s very funny, she’s kind of shy, she’s very sweet. She played sports with Liberty. She sat next to me in some of my classes,” Cripe said.

February 15

The Delphi community pulled together and two days after the girls disappeared, it gets the news it was dreading. The bodies found are that of Libby and Abby.

“It is concerning as sheriff in my position. I want to assure the community that we’re going to get to the bottom of this. We’re going to do everything we can within our resources to reach justice in this situation,” said Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby.

Later that evening, a picture is released. Police say the man is a possible suspect. They won’t say where or how they got the picture.

 

Who lays a hand on a child ? On youth ?  What kind of  soul sick individuals seek out children?  Innocent youth. Young women-child seeking to grow-up and become members of society. Their whole entire lives in front of them to live. 

 

 

 

Who thinks they have a right to take another   life?  

                     Soul Sick Perpetrator

Police say this man is a suspect in the murder of two Delphi teens. (Provided Photo/ISP)

Psychopath:

 

  1. Look for glib and superficial charm. A psychopath will put on what professionals refer to as a "mask" of normality that is likable and pleasant. For example, the psychopath may do good deeds to gain his or her victim's trust.[1]
  2. Look for a grandiose self-perception. [2] Psychopaths will often believe they are smarter or more powerful than they actually are.

 

 

 

Ron Logan owns the property where the girls bodies were found. He, like the rest of the community, are trying to come to grips with what’s happened.

“Something like this happening in my backyard, I just can’t get my emotions around it. It’s crazy. It’s unreal,” said Logan.

Logan has since been arrested due to a probation violation in another case. Investigators have not named him as a suspect in the case.

At this point 30 or 40 investigators are working the case. A new tip line is set up. But people in Delphi are nervous

“I’m home everyday before dark. Our doors are dead-bolted constantly, knowing where he’s at when he’s off. The bus when he gets on the bus, he has to send me a text,” said Deanna Rich, speaking about her son.

While residents worry, a home outside Delphi is searched by a newly-formed task force made up of FBI agents, state police and local law enforcement. No arrests are made.

February 18

The town says goodbye to the two girls with a public visitation and lantern release. The burials are private.

“One of two things happen. That was a chance encounter that’s possible, don’t think it’s likely but it’s possible. Or that person knew that they were going to be there. That’s possible, as well and those are the things we’re looking at,” said Indiana State Police Capt. David Bursten.

February 22

The next big development in the case happens a week and a day after the teens were found dead. In a news conference, police confirm the pictures of the man seen in the area came from video taken on Libby’s cell phone. And they release this audio recording, taken from the same video

 

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Police say there is more video, but they aren’t releasing it. And they don’t know if the voice is the man in the picture. At the same time, the FBI launches a nationwide ad campaign, with photos of the girls and the suspect on 6,000 digital billboards across 46 states. A special phone number and email address are established for tips.

February 25

The FBI searches a home in Peru in connection with the killings. They conclude the residents were “in no way connected” to the case. It is the second house authorities say they’ve searched. By the next day the reward for suspect information hits $50,000 after donations by Congressman Todd Rokita, the FBI and many others.

As March begins the reward goes over $200,000 after former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee announced in a video he posted on Twitter that he and Colts owner Jim Irsay are donating $97,000 to the reward fund. But still no arrests.

March 9

“It’s the small things that seem to hurt the most, its just natural for us to holler for them to come to dinner, or in the mornings to get up and get ready to go to school, then expecting them to come through the door after school. The silence when we don’t hear their voice,” said Mike Patty, Libby’s grandpa.

Libby German’s grandfather Mike Patty pleas for someone to come forward with information.

“This horrible crime has torn a hole in our families that will never heal,” Patty said.

Police say since it began, they’ve gotten more than 13,000 tips in the case. They’ve ruled out 2,000 and they’re assigning detectives to about 1,500.

Your help is still needed. You can call the FBI tip line at 844-459-5786. You can also email abby and libby tip at cacoshrf.com.

The reward for information leading to an arrest is more than $230,000 "

 

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 ABIGAIL WILLIAMS. Rest in the Arms of the Angels. 

 

Justice Comes in Sorrow.

 

 

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 Please dear God, give law enforcement a break in the case. " I want to know who did this, why they did this, then I want to watch them go to jail."

 

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS MURDER.  TRAGEDY BEYOND.

 Morally reprehensible that a murderer could leave in her in such condition & untimely death. Double murder of teens.

 

A tragedy beyond words & comprehension.

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                                                                                                             ~ Abigail Williams ~ 

 

 

 

 

Details:

On February 13, 2017, Abigail Williams, age 13, and Liberty German, age 14, were hiking on the Delphi Historic Trail near the Monon High Bridge just east of Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana.  Abigail and Liberty were reported missing to police after their parents were unable to locate them at the pick-up location.  Volunteers subsequently discovered the girls’ bodies in the woods east of Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana, on February 14, 2017.

 

Investigators have distributed a photo (shown above) of a person observed on the Delphi Historic Trail. The photo appears to depict a White male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie.  During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the aforementioned person is suspected of being involved in the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. 

 

Submit a Tip:

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Delphi Homicide Tipline at 844-459-5786. All information will be taken and followed up on by investigators. All callers may remain anonymous.

You may also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Indianapolis

Submit an anonymous Tip online

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Liberty German Murder Case. Being Solved by Many

 

 WHO puts a hand on a teenager for their own perverted sexual purposes ? Who lays a hand on a child ? Who murders youth?

 

Murder most foul.

 

The killer won't be such a big-man in jail.

Guaranteed. Watch & See

 

 

 

 

 

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Liberty was also known as "Libby."

Details:

On February 13, 2017, Liberty German, age 14, and Abigail Williams, age 13, were hiking on the Delphi Historic Trail near the Monon High Bridge just east of Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana.  Liberty and Abigail were reported missing to police after their parents were unable to locate them at the pick-up location.  Volunteers subsequently discovered the girls’ bodies in the woods east of Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana, on February 14, 2017.

 

Investigators have distributed a photo (shown above) of a person observed on the Delphi Historic Trail. The photo appears to depict a White male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie.  During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the aforementioned person is suspected of being involved in the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. 

 

Submit a Tip:

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Delphi Homicide Tipline at 844-459-5786. All information will be taken and followed up on by investigators. All callers may remain anonymous.

You may also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Indianapolis

Submit an anonymous Tip online

Related Case:


TOUCHING INNOCENT TEENS & POWER & CONTROL

 

 

TEENAGERS can not consent to having sex. Under the age of majority:

 

Manhunt intensifies for missing Tenn. teacher, student

 

 Police are searching this morning for a former teacher accused of convincing a teenage student to run away with him. Investigators in Tennessee believe Tad Cummins kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas.

Cummins was fired from his teaching job last week over alleged inappropriate behavior with the teen. He faces charges of sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping.

On the day Thomas disappeared, both wrote cryptic messages on Instagram. She posted a quote about “Beauty and the Beast.” Cummins wrote: “Let’s do this.”

Thomas was last seen at a restaurant in Columbia, Tenn., exactly a week ago, wearing black leggings and a flannel shirt. Investigators tell correspondent Omar Villafranca they have no idea where Thomas and her suspected kidnapper are now. Part of the reason? Both of their cellphones have been turned off.

James Thomas has a message for the man suspected of taking his younger sister: “Even if he doesn’t go with her, if he could leave her somewhere safe and let the police know where she is, so we can have her, if he can just drop her in a public place and say, ‘Hey, here she is.’”

A friend dropped Thomas off at Shoney’s Restaurant in Columbia the morning of March 13. About eight hours later, information obtained by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation placed the teenager about 70 miles away, in Decatur, Ala.

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 Surveillance video appears to show Cummins putting gas in his silver Nissan before allegedly meeting up with Thomas on the morning she disappeared.  

“We honestly have no idea where these two individuals are right now,” said Josh Devine, of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Despite amber alerts in Tennessee and Alabama, Devine says his agency isn’t getting the influx of tips they need.

“Either they’re off the grid so they’re outside the view of the general public, or they’re outside our original concentration area here in the Southeast,” he said.

Fifty-year-old Cummins worked at the Central Tennessee High School where Thomas is a freshman.  In a letter to the Maury County School District, Thomas family attorney Jason Whatley claimed another student saw Cummins kissing Thomas in January.

The school district says they suspended Cummins when they were notified of the allegations. But Whatley says the school waited more than a week to take action.

“Any suggestion that he was suspended immediately when these allegations came out is just false,” he told Villafranca.

Over the weekend, Cummins’ wife begged him to come home. “This is not who you are,” Jill Cummins said. “We can help you get through this.

“My heart breaks for the family of Beth Thomas,” she added.

When asked what it might take for a break in the case, Devine said, “It takes one person who might be driving down a road and sees that Tennessee license plate, and they call 911, that breaks this thing wide open.”

“It’s been a week out; are you still optimistic?” Villafranca asked.  

“You have to be optimistic. The mission of our agency is to find him, make sure he’s in custody, and bring her home.”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations says Cummins, who has no criminal record in Tennessee, is armed with two handguns.

Investigators also tell CBS News that Cummins appears to have been planning this for some time by watching survivalist shows.

 

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 Because she was in HIGH SCHOOL and thought she had it all goin on...so in LOVE...keep it secret...manipulation, power & control, hidden secrets, destroying lives...

 

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Sheriff  Corey Falls & Danny Jordan & Jackson County Prejudice Investigation Needed...

 

 Sheriff Falls & How Jackson County Abused a Good Man. Investigate this plague of corruption.

 

Not going away. Not sitting down. Not getting away with corruption. Last hold out of the KKK

can you imagine? 

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Sheriff Falls' resignation addressed by Jackson Co. Sheriff's Employee ...

https://kobi5.com › Local › News › Top Stories
Dec 2, 2016 - Jackson County, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff's Employee Association is addressing the recent resignation of Sheriff Corey Falls.

 

 

Sheriff Corey Falls – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

https://kobi5.com/tag/sheriff-corey-falls/

Exclusive interview with Sheriff Corey Falls: his reaction to the county's 108-page report ... Sheriff Falls' resignation addressed by Jackson Co. Sheriff's ...

 

 

 

Corey Falls filed discrimination complaint against Medford schools ...

www.mailtribune.com/.../corey-falls-filed-discrimination-complaint-against-medford-...

Jan 23, 2017 - Former Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls, who twice accused the county of inappropriate actions prior to his resignation last month, also filed ...

 

 

 

Corey Falls Resigns As Jackson County Sheriff | Jefferson Public Radio

ijpr.org/post/corey-falls-resigns-jackson-county-sheriff

Nov 16, 2016 - After serving less than half of his four-year term as Jackson County Sheriff, Corey Falls has announced his plans to resign at the end of the year ..

 

 

KOBI-TV NBC 5 - After the Jackson County Sheriff Corey... | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/kobitv/posts/1155424137838229

After the Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls announced he will be resigning, the Jackson County Sheriff's Employee Association said they are concerned...

 

 

respond to the 12/27/16 Falls' news conference

www.kmed.com/wp-content/.../CountyPR_SheriffOfficeVacancy_2016_12_rev.pdf
Dec 27, 2016 - to receive inquiries regarding the statements made by Sheriff Corey Falls. ... vacancy in the Office of Sheriff caused by Sheriff Falls' resignation.

 

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Sheriff Falls reacts to Jackson County's release of Complaint Review ...

https://kobi5.com › Local › Top Stories

Dec 29, 2016 - Central Point, Ore. — One day after that draft report looking into allegations of discrimination was released, Sheriff Corey Falls is addressing it.

 

 

 

Sheriff Falls says disrespect helped lead to his departure - News ...

www.mailtribune.com/news/.../sheriff-falls-says-disrespect-helped-lead-to-his-departu...
Dec 27, 2016 - Outgoing Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls said he felt supported by the community and sheriff's office employees, but was treated ...

Sheriff Corey Falls Sends Message to County Administrators About ...

www.kdrv.com/.../sheriff-corey-falls-sends-message-to-county-administrators-about-h...
Dec 29, 2016 - The message below was forwarded to NewsWatch 12's newsroom Thursday. The following message is an email from Sheriff Corey Falls to ...

Sheriff Falls on exit from Jackson County: 'my voice wasn't heard - KTVL

ktvl.com/news/local/sheriff-falls-exit-from-jackson-county-my-voice-wasnt-heard
Dec 27, 2016 - Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls held a press conference today to discuss his plans since taking a position in Gresham, citing different ...

 

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 Jackson County Response is Disingenuous, False and Misleading... 

FACTS:  Danny Jordan took the " lawyers" who were to investigate,"  to dinner, when they arrived at the airport.

 

The "lawyers" never wrote the document; they handed it off, to a third party.

The county PAID $70,000.00 for a paper that was titled:

 

FALLS DRAFT DISCUSSION

 

 NO Sheriff  Department DEPUTY was interviewed or Sheriff Dept., staff statements included / considered.

 

 

THEN THE  OLD BOY AUDACITY:

 

The County accepted Mike Winters' application to re-turn as Sheriff; even though he had threatened his first wife with a gun and she took a restraining order. HE knocked her daughter around and created FEAR.

Multiple law suits were filed PERSONALLY against Winters' (Hornecker Cowling representing him) One interrogatory / admissions accuses Winters' of  DMV signing (implying forgery) of documents. 

One states Winters used his deceased father's GRANGE  FARM account. The Winters' ranch was to have been shared with his sister. Mike Winters' history was the worst sheriff in Jackson County history, in many voters opinions, he was VOTED OUT.

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YET:  the County claimed they had no way of getting ANY  info to the interviewing panel. Bogus. 

 

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 Start with Danny Jordan:   Vet for   " heightened bigotry "

Assistant County Administrator Harvey Bragg.

Dick Rudisdile budget chairman.   VET>

 " Falls said that he faced racial tensions and despite raising his concerns within the organization, he didn't feel protected " 

 

 

 

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VERB
  1. carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth:

 

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The DOJ or Homeland or Hate Crimes investigators need to nit-pick at Danny Jordan, the Commissioners and the 3 men who ran Sheriff Corey Falls out of Jackson County and away from a County of Constituents who had voted him in office. Then look into the Casino...and the prep taking place. Do whatever you need to do. These men / individuals are capable of this INJUSTICE: 

 

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls held a press conference today to discuss his plans since taking a position in Gresham, citing different reasons like discrimination and lack of support within the organization.


He has named factors like being closer to his daughter, who attends college in Gresham, and says he was offered a good opportunity there, as the director of Police Services and 21st Century Policing.

"There's some things that are pushing me away from Jackson County. Some things the public needs to know about," Falls said of the pushing he is feeling to leave, while he feels Gresham is pulling him.

Sheriff Falls noted that in a position that revolved around relationships, he felt like he wasn't being supported. Falls said that he faced racial tensions and despite raising his concerns within the organization, he didn't feel protected.

"At one point I got a very embarrassing, racially-charged, social media post about me that was humiliating to me. I'm not opposed to disagreement or even racial problems, but I did voice my concerns to HR...elected officials have no HR protection when it comes to discriminatory acts, harassment or being bullied," Sheriff Falls said.

The Jackson County Commissioners responded to Sheriff Falls' allegations in a statement, saying that they worked to look into an official complaint he made in 2015.

"Sheriff Falls made a complaint regarding discrimination and harassment. Upon receipt of the complaint, the County promptly hired an outside investigator to investigate the allegations. The investigation resulted in a preliminary report and conclusion that Sheriff Falls had not been discriminated against or harassed. Sheriff Falls withdrew his complaint and stated that the investigation need not be completed," the statement read." 

 

 

 

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Let's do a FINAL REPORT and also FIND JUSTICE FOR DAVE.

 

 

 

 https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/sheriff-falls-reacts-to-jackson-countys-release-of-complaint-review-43306/

 

 " During the course of this meeting I was treated in a hostile, unprofessional demeaning manner by Dick Rudisile, April Sevcick, and Craig Morris. This is one of several incidents thus far this year where I have been treated in an unprofessional, demeaning or discriminatory manner. Other examples have included excessive meetings and phone calls micro-managing my work and personnel matters, audits of  the sheriff’s office, discrimination, demeaning and humiliating actions and comments on how I was compensated. In addition, I was treated differently than all five of the other newly elected sheriff’s sworn into office this year. " 

 

 Time for an AMAZING TRUTHFUL REPORT AND INVESTIGATION:

 

 

Let's do a FINAL REPORT and also FIND JUSTICE FOR DAVE.

 

 and don't forget Judge Charter's BIZARRE letter to the Editor about car crashes...just prior to it all hitting the fan & the old guard trying to bring Mike Winters back... as if Sheriff Falls wanted or was negligent to car crashes...

 

 

 then Jackson County Admin. et.al. cohorts;  attempting to put Mr. Charter on the selection committee...for Sheriff replacement

 

YUP. Investigate ole Mississippi style injustice in JC

 

 

 

 

 

FBI. DOJ. Southern Poverty Law Center.  Justice ?

 

 

DOJ Needs to Investigate in Old Mississippi Jackson

 

 Sheriff Falls. A good man in any camp.

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 http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20040407/News/304079996

 

 

Disrespect helped lead to Sheriff Falls' departure

 

 

" 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. 

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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. "

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 What Sheriff Falls said about Michael Scott Winters:

The man who was in charge of the David Edwin Lewis murder investigation: 

 

 " 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."

 

 

Michael Winters. Vet the next to Keno / Moon Prairie land, family ranch & "disbursements", accounts, time as sheriff...

 

JUSTICE FOR DAVE> TRUE BIG LAW, CLEAN IT UP & OUT.

THANK YOU !  DAVE WOULD ! THANK YOU !

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JOSE BUENAVENTURA LOW is RIGHT.

 

 http://www.heraldandnews.com/drug-ring-leader-gets-years/article_cbdc14e5-3fc1-5f35-adc2-e83e74c10146.html

The leader of the drug ring busted during

Operation Trojan Horse

 

in 2013 has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury last month.

Jose Buenaventura Vinals, 54, was sentenced to 200 months in prison for charges including racketeering and delivery of methamphetamine for operating a drug ring responsible for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine locally.

Though Vinals claimed he was a low-level dealer, prosecutors were able to prove he purchased methamphetamine from Mexican cartels and sold to local distributors.

Vinals was investigated for drug crimes following the murders of Everado Mendez-Ceja, 32, and Ricardo Jauregui, 38, who were found dead Oct. 6, 2012, near Bonanza.

 

Joaquin Lopez was suspected of the murders and Vinals, an associate of Lopez, was contacted as a confidential informant.

 

At the time of Vinals’ conviction, Lopez is still wanted locally for murder and has fled jurisdiction "

 

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While under surveillance, investigators learned Vinals was operating the drug ring and coordinated a multi-agency sting that resulted in indictments of more than 50 suspects and warrants served May 15, 2013, at 22 locations throughout Klamath County.

Vinals was the last high-level offender to be convicted, though other offenders have since been arrested on new charges.

 

Matthew Ray Hargrove, 37, was arrested for methamphetamine possession during the 2013 sting and, on March 6, pleaded guilty to allegations he set up his own meth ring in Klamath Falls.

Hargrove was sentenced to 64 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, delivery of methamphetamine and delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and was ordered to undergo treatment for meth addiction while incarcerated. "

 

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 What could be worth 17 years or  life without parole

(Dave's killers will get that)  

 

Habla mucho late night on the phone with Talent Hispanics? 

 

Es muy malo y muy muy malo.

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WAYNE BRUNET MARIJUANA  CRIMES

 

 Price of pot = $1,000.00 per pound  - - - $230,000.00 in pot     arriving in TEXAS

Price of pot  =  $ 2,000.00 per pound - - -  $ 460,000.00 in pot arriving in TEXAS

 

Price of pot  =   $  5,000.00 per pound - - $ 1, 150,000.00 in pot arriving in TEXAS 

ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOU - - - more or less - - TAX FREE - - -

 

BUT NOW NO FREEDOM

 

 

 

WAYNE  BRUNET DEEP in the HEART  of    TEXAS

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Douglas Brunet, 64, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana according to the United States Attorney's Office Western District of Texas.

The Department of Homeland Security began tracking the single engine plane after observing it had taken a suspicious flight pattern from Medford, Oregon to Texas, landing only once in in Holbrook, AZ to refuel.

Federal agents tried to arrest Brunet after landing in a unmanned airport in Bulverde, Texas but quickly departed after spotting authorities.

He then flew to the Lago Vista airport but aborted his landing again after encountering law enforcement. Brunet proceeded to the Llano Municipal Airport where he landed at approximately midnight.

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 Federal agents tried to arrest Brunet after landing in a unmanned airport in Bulverde, Texas but quickly departed after spotting authorities.

He then flew to the Lago Vista airport but aborted his landing again after encountering law enforcement. Brunet proceeded to the Llano Municipal Airport where he landed at approximately midnight.

After bringing the aircraft to a stop, Brunet attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended on the tarmac by the

 

Texas Department of Public Safety Air Unit. 

 

Authorities recovered a total of 15 duffel bags filled with vacuum sealed packages of hydroponic marijuana along with $6,000

 

 Brunet, if convicted, could receive up to a sentence of up to

40 years in federal prison.

 

He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing. "

 

 

 

WAYNE BRUNET MARIJUAN & COHORTS & TRUTH

 FIVE TO FORTY YEARS. FEDERAL PRISON.  FACT.

Ashland Oregon  - - -Medford Oregon departure. Once again. 

Flight pattern. Fuel flowage. Lying, thieving & all that jazz.

 

A pilot is facing federal charges after more than 230 pounds of marijuana were found inside of his private plane. Authorities followed him throughout Central Texas before he landed and was arrested Monday.

A private plane leaving Medford, Oregon to Texas quickly hit the radar of federal authorities, who called the flight pattern "suspicious."

 

The pilot, 64-year-old Wayne Brunet, had reportedly not filed any route for Sunday- -

 

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 According to court paperwork, the aircraft landed in Holbrook, Arizona to refuel and continued on its way. The Air and Marine Operation Center then contacted Homeland Security special agents in San Antonio, alerting them the plane would likely land at the Bulverde Airpark

 

 

Based on the flight pattern and the fact that the airport is both remote and unmanned, authorities suspected the plane was in the process of being used for smuggling narcotics.

 

Special agents were waiting as the plane landed in Bulverde, only for it to quickly depart as they tried to approach the pilot.

The Air and Marine Operation Unit continued to monitor the flight path with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety Air Unit.

 

Then a second landing was made at Lago Vista Airport. Again, Brunet was encountered by law enforcement and quickly departed.

 

At around midnight, the plane landed for a third time - at the Llano Municipal Airport. That's when Brunet got out and threw a large duffel bag into a grassy area along with his cell phone.

 

He was then detained by the DPS Air Unit and found in possession of several vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana.

A search of the aircraft led to the discovery of an additional 14 duffel bags which also contained packages of marijuana.

 

It was a total of 237 pounds.(over a million in bud)

Investigators also recovered $6,000 in cash.

Monday morning federal authorities filed a criminal complaint against Brunet for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

 

If convicted, he faces between five to 40 years in prison. Brunet remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Thursday afternoon in Austin . "

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAR CORP (AIR) UNIT . VET THEM A LITTLE BETTER

 

 Well maybe the US needs to vet a little better. Just ask DynCorp

 

AAR Corp (AIR) Unit Secures $909M Contract from Air Force

Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base, UT.

 

 


 

 

AAR Corp (AIR) Unit Secures $909M Contract from Air Force

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" Renowned" aviation service provider AAR Corp. 's AIR business unit, AAR Supply Chain Inc., has won a supply chain management contract from the U.S. Air Force for the Landing Gear Performance Based Logistics One program.

Details of the Deal

The contract is valued at $909.4 million. It was awarded by the Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base, UT.

Per the terms of the contract, AAR Supply Chain will provide services that includes purchasing, remanufacturing, distribution and inventory control to the Air Force depot and field-level, foreign military sales of C-130, KC-135 and E-3 landing gear parts.

Work is scheduled to be completed by Mar 31, 2032 and will be carried out in Wood Dale, IL; Miami, FL; and Ogden, UT.

Our View

The company expects its Aviation Services segment that comprises of AAR Supply Chain Inc. unit, to benefit in fiscal 2017 from its strong position in the growing global aviation market. The company expects to see a favorable trend in government and defense customers for comprehensive supply chain and maintenance programs as these customers continue to seek ways to reduce their operating cost structure.

Recently, AAR Corp. reported third-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Earnings were up 31% from the year-ago figure. Net sales surpassed the consensus mark and were also up 8.4% from the year-ago quarter. In the reported quarter, Aviation Services revenues were up 9.6% year over year due to the continued strong performance for the company's industry leading supply chain management solutions. Going forward, we expect the company to generate similar solid revenue growth and contracts like the aforementioned ones will surely contribute to that.  

Price Movement

AAR Corp.'s share price gained 2.9% on a year-to-date basis, underperforming the Zacks categorized Aerospace-Defense Equipment industry's gain of 5.7%. This could be because the company operates in a space that is highly competitive and hence have to spend substantially for technological progress that could adversely affect its operations and financial condition. In addition, AAR Corp. is exposed to currency fluctuation risks due to its geographically expanded client base and operations beyond the U.S.



Zacks Rank & Key Picks

AAR Corp currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Better-ranked stocks in the aerospace-defense space include Rockwell Collins, Inc. COL , HEICO Corporation HEI and TransDigm Group Incorporated TDG . All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

Rockwell Collins' 2017 earnings estimates have increased 0.2%, over the last 30 days. On an average, the company posted a positive earnings surprise of 2.07% in the trailing four quarters.

HEICO Corporation's 2017 earnings estimates have increased 0.8%, over the last 30 days.  On an average, the company posted a positive earnings surprise of 5.20% in the trailing four quarters.

TransDigm Group's 2017 earnings estimates have increased 1.6%, over the last 60 days.  On an average, the company posted a positive earnings surprise of 6.58% in the trailing four quarters

 

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ABOUT THAT LACK OF SAFETY...FOR AAR CORP AND ARS (sub contractor & scofflaw)

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 FLORIDA CRASH KILLS THREE AIRMEN. NO EXPLANATION. CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION.

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3 crew members killed in helicopter crash in Palm Bay - WESH.com

www.wesh.com/article/3-crew-members-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in.../4452150
Sep 6, 2016 - "AAR Airlift Group, Inc., subsidiary of AAR Corp. ... helicopter, operating in the Melbourne/Palm Bay, Florida, area, was involved in an accident ...

3 Killed In Fiery Helicopter Crash In Florida - Brevard Times

news.brevardtimes.com/2016/09/fiery-helicopter-crash-in-palm-bay.html
Sep 6, 2016 - PALM BAY, Florida - Three people aboard a Sikorsky S-61 ... to AAR Corporation in Melbourne, quickly lose altitude and crash upright onto the ...

ASN Aircraft accident 06-SEP-2016 Sikorsky S-61N N805AR

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=189860
Sep 6, 2016 - The aircraft (registered to AAR subsidiary EP Aviation) crashed about 10 miles ... Location: Palm Bay, FL - United States of America ... http://www.aarcorp.com/aar-airlift-group-confirms-flight-accident-near-palm-bay-florida/

NTSB: No obvious cause of Palm Bay helicopter crash - Florida Today

www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2016/09/07/...crash...florida/89962536/

Sep 7, 2016 - Three people were killed in the fiery crash of a Sikorsky S-61 .... The aviation company is a division of the Wood Dale, Illinois-based AAR Corp.

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 BRIM AVIATION & ARS NEED TO STEP-DOWN BEING INVOLVED WITH MILITARY:

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NTSB: Helicopter that crashed Nov. 27 didn't have enough fuel - News ...

www.mailtribune.com/article/20130112/news/301120308

Jan 12, 2013 - A helicopter owned by Ashland-based Brim Aviation involved in a fatal crash Nov. 27 near Childress, Texas, had only about 20 ounces of fuel ...

 

 

 

 SCOFFLAWS:

Press Release – FAA Proposes $220,000 Civil Penalty Against Brim ...

https://www.faa.gov › News

Dec 3, 2014 - The FAA alleges that on June 26, 2013, Brim Aviation performed at least 20 flights with two MD-600 helicopters that involved carrying people in ...

 

 

 

CEN13FA075: Full Narrative - NTSB

www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id...

Nov 27, 2012 - The helicopter was registered to and operated by Brim Equipment Leasing Inc. ..... Aircraft Authorization listed the accident helicopter with only ..

 

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 22 years young killed. Fuel gage was jimmied. Ran out of fuel. As in flowage.

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 No military training. No college degrees.

 

Pinned by his friend Mike Winters ( voted out sheriff)

of Jackson County.

Carrying a double holster pistol, with an illegal star on his chopper. No DPSST license or training. 

 

And having an (other) affair with an underage minor teenager, family member, while married. Not of the age of majority !

 

NOT who the US Government should be contracting with.

 

As good Judge Jeannie said. Period. 

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 Burl Brim jr. on the Greenway. 10 days before Troy Carney was found there murdered. Brim was rousting the homeless, from the helicopter. Taking names of homeless people, " in case family members ever had to be notified." Say what?

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 The foreign nationals being trained on Dave's road, at the Ashland Airport. 2010 - - - Two years after Dave's murder.

 

FAA fined 50-K to Brim employee, Joe Rice; who said on tape,  the FAA got it wrong.

" The FAA had it mixed up; the wrong group of graduates."  

Burl&B (BLW ship named for)"took the documents out of state."

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Control burn that got out of control, via

SKY RESEARCH CONTRACT, (felon now going to prison)

 

and 6 helicopters had to assist in extinguishing. 

Forbidden City. Fort Ord. Brim advertised as, " our training facillity."  Along with his false advertising of dormitories on site at the Ashland Airport. Actually Oak Knoll development. Because training in Crowson Road House was ILLEGAL too.

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 PRIORITY ONE WHO FILED  CONCERNS WITH THE FAA AGAINST BRIM / AIR RESCUE SYSTEMS

 Priority 1 encourages helicopter operators to adopt FAA Class D HEC standards to the fullest extent possible, according to Priority 1 president Brad...

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  -  PRIORITY ONE> CRITICAL OF BURL BRIM & LACK OF EDUCATION & SAFETY.

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CONNECT THE DOTS.

AND VET. 

MILITARY SHOULD BE CONTRACTING WITH TRUE MILITARY.

 

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 Burl Brim flying over the homeless on the Ashland Oregon / Central Point Greenway.

RIP TROY CARNEY.(found murdered same day as Dave)

RIP JON SUHR.(killed on Brim's business watch. 22 yrs. old)

 

RIP UNNAMED Worker, WHO BRIM EXCAVATION ROLLED OVER. RIP. Veronica Brim said, " it was Brim's brother backing-up with a broken sounding horn, after a night of partying." Ask about the WALMART Contracts too.  

 

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Mike Winters & Burl Brim built an illegal training tower on land (not true ranchers) Greensprings Hwy

Moon Prairie & Johnson Prairie.

No permits. No DEQ. Diverted waterways. Completely illegal.

 

Lied when caught & said  they now wanted it for

volunteer  fire station. 

WE don't need another station. They know that. Liars. 

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AAR Corp (AIR) Unit Secures $909M Contract from Air Force.

 

Well did the AF vet?



 

  1. AAR Airlift Reports Helicopter Accident in Afghanistan ...

    www.aarcorp.com/aar-airlift-reports-helicopter-accident-in-afghanistan

    WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS – AAR Airlift, an operating unit of Chicago based AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) reports that a helicopter carrying a crew of three employees was ...

  2. Three AAR Airlift employees killed in helicopter crash

    www.dailyherald.com/article/20120116/business/701169908

    A civilian helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan Monday, killing all three people on board, an Afghan official said.The crew members were employees for AAR ...

 

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 DEADLIEST CRASH.

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  1. $165M Settlement Reached In Philippines Crash - Law360

    https://www.law360.com/articles/49859/165m-settlement-reached-in...

    The families of victims in the Philippines' most deadly plane crash have reached a $165 million settlement with the owners of the allegedly decrepit Boeing 737 that ...

 

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  1. 3 crew members killed in helicopter crash in Palm Bay

    www.wesh.com/article/3-crew-members-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in...

    Helicopter had work done prior to deadly crash, investigator says 3 dead in helicopter crash in Palm Bay 3 killed in helicopter crash Raw: Scene of chopper crash in ...

  2. AAR Airlift turns to new heading - Florida Today

    www.floridatoday.com/story/money/2016/03/05/aar-airlift-turns-new...

    AAR Airlift turns to new heading. ... He oversees a division of AAR Corp., ... Three others in the company died in a helicopter crash in 2012.

 

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FAA PENALTIES FOR BRIM-ARS  AND AAR CORP

 

March 03, 2000|By John Schmeltzer, Tribune Staff Writer.

Serving notice that it will harshly penalize companies shipping hazardous materials aboard passenger planes, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $1 million fine Thursday against a Wood Dale company for shipping the kinds of oxygen canisters that caused the 1996 ValuJet crash

The FAA accused AAR Airframe & Accessories Inc., a unit of AAR CORP., of shipping as many as 900 oxygen generators to Chicago aboard an Air France trans-Atlantic flight carrying nearly 300 passengers. The shipment was made less than a year after the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, which killed all 110 people aboard.

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 PHILIPPINES CRASH:

 “That aircraft could have been piloted by lab rats for all  they knew.”

" COULD HAVE BEEN PILOTED  BY LAB RATS"

 

 Law360, New York (March 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The families of victims in the Philippines' most deadly plane crash have reached a $165 million settlement with the owners of the allegedly decrepit Boeing 737 that

carried more than 130 people to their deaths in April 2000, the plaintiffs' attorneys said.

 

 
Chicago-based AAR Aircraft & Engine Group and Fleet Business Credit Corp., which leased the 20-year-old plane to Air Philippines, reached the agreement with families of 103 victims in the crash, attorneys announced this week.

It is the largest settlement for an Asian airline accident, said Terry O'Reilly of the San Mateo, Calif.-based law firm O'Reilly & Danko.

“These companies never should have leased the decrepit airplane to Air Philippines, an underfunded and unsafe start-up airline,” said Donald J. Nolan of Chicago-based Nolan Law Group, lead counsel in the case.

“Yet, more than 100 people died because the leased airplane was regarded as a profitable business venture
,” he continued, “in which higher lease payments were gained because the airplane was going to a carrier in the developing world.”

Philippine Airlines Flight 541 was on a commuter flight from Manila on April 19, 2000, when it was diverted from the airport because a 737 from a competing airline was blocking the runway, said O'Reilly, who negotiated the settlement agreement in London along with attorneys for Lloyds of London.

The plane crashed into a banana plantation on an island near Davao, killing all the passengers and crew on board, but it was buried before independent investigators could inspect the wreckage, O'Reilly said. A government task force formed to investigate the crash came up with conflicting conclusions, and the exact cause of the crash is still unknown.

The first of the victims' families filed a wrongful death suit in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois in 2001, O'Reilly said.

AAR and Fleet fought to have the lawsuit moved to the Philippines, but after several years of legal wrangling, a judge ordered that the action remain in Illinois.

The plaintiffs accused AAR and Fleet of leasing an old Southwest Airlines plane to Air Philippines without conducting proper maintenance or making sure they were putting the aircraft in competent hands, O'Reilly said.

AAR did nothing,” O'Reilly said.

“That aircraft could have been piloted by lab rats for all they knew.”

An AAR spokesman could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

O'Reilly said the case was indicative of the state of the airline industry in developing countries. The airlines are often run on a shoestring budget with “appalling” maintenance standards,he said.

O'Reilly also represents victims' families in the crashes of Adam Air Flight 574, a 737 that crashed in Indonesia; Garuda 200, another Indonesian 737; and Kenya Airways 507, a 737 that crashed in Mbanga Pongo, in the Cameroons.

Nolan said the case demonstrated how a company leasing an aircraft has a duty to provide oversight in order to make sure that passengers fly on airliners with the latest equipment, the best maintenance and the finest training available.

“Attempting to say, 'We leased it and relied on the governmental authorities of foreign countries to assure passenger safety' is not sufficient by a long shot in the United States or Illinois courts,” he said. “In the future, lessors and owners will need to learn that 'oversight' does not mean to 'overlook.'”

Sterns & Walker of Oakland, Calif., and Bowles & Verna LLP of Walnut Creek, Calif., also represented plaintiffs in the case.

The defendants were represented by Lord, Bissell & Brook of Chicago. An attorney there could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday."

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                                                       KEEP VETTING. PERIOD.

 

 

 

 

MONICA LOPEZ (@squirrel_manga)

 

 

 

                     " MAAR STRIKES AGAIN "

 

 " I am so, so sorry I have not had the time to write sooner, but that minions asshole is now trying to evict a 78 year old woman in a wheelchair out of her home of over 40 years in the flats of East Oakland.  Having said that ACCE, called on our team to try to help, so I am out of Marr retirement for the moment.
If you Google "Elderly Woman tries to make sense of eviction from longtime home, c/o San Francisco Chronicle 3/31/2017 written by Otis R. Taylor Jr. a Chronicle reporter. 
 
I am taking a few days to chase that Satanic asshole once more. I did NOT think that even Marr  would stoop that low, boy I was wrong.

It seems that  your and my calling  will always be activism and sticking up for the frail, elderly and sadly loved ones that have been murdered.

That COWARD  said it is so hot up there (legally and politically) that that little weenie is now hiding  again.

Keep up the fight, you are a warrior, you are invincible and YOU WILL WIN THIS WAR!!!!!!"

 

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A 2009 file photo of a foreclosed home in Oakland.
 
Between 2007 and 2011, there were more than
 
10,500 completed foreclosures
 
in Oakland. $$$$ Greed.
 
 
 A 2009 file photo of a foreclosed home in Oakland. Between 2007 and 2011, there were more than 10,500 completed  foreclosures in Oakland. Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle
 
 
 
 
 
 

Three weeks ago, Dorothy DeBose was given 10 minutes to vacate the house she’s lived in for most of her life.

The 76-year-old retired phone company employee was slow gathering what she needed because she kept thinking about the cat she feeds in the backyard. She called her nephew, Omar Taylor, who lives in the unit attached to the house.

Taylor was confused. He called the eviction specialist the family had hired to delay DeBose losing her home until the eviction could be challenged in court.

DeBose left without her medication, wallet and financial documents. The locks were changed. Her furniture and clothes — just about everything — are still inside the white house with a gabled roof on Bancroft Avenue in East Oakland.

Taylor tried to calm her, but she kept worrying about the cat.

“That’s her only solace to go feed her cat out there,” Taylor said. “Her health is deteriorating. It was a very big shock on her system.”

Oakland’s housing crisis is more than skyrocketing rental prices. DeBose, who was trapped by a risky pay-option mortgage, fell behind in payments and had her house snatched so quickly that she didn’t learn the house had been foreclosed and sold until the eviction process began

 

 

A predatory loan cost an elderly woman her home.

She inherited the house from her mother, who died in 2009. DeBose paid the mortgage for seven years as the loan changed banks through acquisitions — from Oakland’s World Savings Bank to Wachovia to Wells Fargo Bank.

It was DeBose’s mother who had taken out a pick-a-pay loan, which allows borrowers to choose among several payment options, including a minimum that doesn’t cover interest. And once the principal reaches a certain level, the mandatory payment jumps. The adjustable-rate mortgages have left many homeowners vulnerable to defaults, and the lending practice has produced high foreclosure rates.

Between 2007 and 2011, there were more than 10,500 completed foreclosures in Oakland, according to the Urban Strategies Council, an organization focused on eliminating poverty.

Foreclosures that lead to evictions haven’t stopped.

When her sister died in early 2016, DeBose, who never married and has no children, paid for the funeral. That led her to miss a few months of payments. When she resumed paying, the checks were returned. The house was auctioned on Oct. 31, according to Redfin, a real estate database. It was purchased for $347,100 by a property management company in San Leandro. (More about that in another column.)

On Wednesday afternoon, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, a tenant activist group, protested the eviction on the front lawn of DeBose’s house. Neighbors stopped by to offer support.

Taylor, 44, first learned about the eviction in December. I asked him if DeBose had sought or gotten relief from the December 2010 agreement for Wells Fargo to make $2 billion in loan modifications for California homeowners with pick-a-pay mortgages that Wells had purchased from other banks. He said no.

He’s still trying to put the pieces together.

“There is so much that we have to iron out, but this house should never have been in a position where it could be foreclosed,” he said as he flipped through a tattered folder bursting with crimped paper.

DeBose has moved in with Taylor. Because he had a lease agreement with DeBose that established him as a tenant, he gets to stay in the attached unit — for now. The property management company is taking him to court, and he’ll find out next month if he can continue renting the space.

DeBose spends most of her time in a room. The belongings she managed to grab are stuffed into plastic bags at the foot of the bed. As I talked to Taylor, she ambled into living room wearing a teal cardigan, a loose paisley blouse and beige trousers.

She sat quietly, rolling her reading glasses in her hands. She spotted a speck of dirt on the wood floor and crouched to wipe it away with the tissue she had balled up in her hand. Then she went outside to feed the cat. There are two, but only one cat eats because the other is so independent.

The cats don’t have names.

“He or she doesn’t have one,” she told me, laughing. “They come under the back fence when they were babies.”

Before he spoke to protesters, Taylor draped his arm around DeBose’s shoulder and asked if she was OK.

“No, but I’m standing,” DeBose said.

It wasn’t long before she went inside to sit down.

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Otis R. Taylor Jr. appears Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Email: otaylor@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @otisrtaylorjr

 

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It will be a grand and glorious day for JUSTICE when shiny bracelets are put upon Marr et al

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How deft bid-riggers harmed ex-owners of foreclosed homes

Updated 4:33 pm, Friday, August 15, 2014

It was noon on a fall day in Oakland. Heat radiated off the white concrete steps and picnic tables out front of the Alameda County Courthouse where a band of would-be home-buyers gathered.

Robert Kramer, a regular at the daily foreclosure auctions, joined the crowd, sporting a safari hat and an unkempt white beard. He greeted many in the crowd by name, ribbing them with playful banter, as he settled himself at one of the concrete tables. He paused for a moment, taking in the scene.

"Kramer, what are you looking around for?" yelled a man from across the steps, laughing. "The FBI?"

"They already found me," he deadpanned.

In 2011, Kramer, 66, was caught in a nationwide FBI and Department of Justice investigation into bid-rigging at foreclosure auctions. He pleaded guilty to colluding with other bidders to suppress the sale prices of the foreclosed houses that came to market during the mortgage crisis. They then held private illegal secondary auctions where they resold the properties and split the profits. Across the state, similar schemes played out. Those who have pleaded guilty face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $1 million for bid-rigging.

An investigation by the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, relying on thousands of property records, court documents and dozens of interviews with bidders, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the murky world of foreclosure auctions, where intimidation was commonplace and millions in cashier's checks were exchanged daily.

A windfall amid recession

For some local real estate investors, the collapse of the housing market wasn't a tragedy; it was one of the greatest windfalls in real estate history. Between 2007 and 2012, banks foreclosed on nearly 150,000 homes in the Bay Area, according to Property Radar, a real estate tracking company.

At least 25,000 of those houses were purchased at auctions across the region's nine counties, according to an analysis of property records, attracting bidders with plenty of cash to scoop up deals by the score. More than $7 billion in foreclosed property sold over the six-year span, records show. The FBI sweep in 2011 revealed that some of these purchases were made illegally.

To date, 46 Bay Area real estate investors have pleaded guilty to rigging foreclosure auctions in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. The FBI said those investors spent more than $200 million on the properties and collectively gained as much as $34 million from private auctions held exclusively for members within their circle. The number of properties they purchased is likely much greater, but it's unknown, because many were purchased in the names of clients.

Greg Casorso, a frequent bidder at the courthouse steps in Alameda County, described investors who perfected a system of buying houses at public auction. He said he saw newcomers discouraged from bidding through a variety of tactics, including the presence of "thugs."

Casorso also acknowledged buying properties at a minimum asking price and then holding private auctions called rounds, where bidders flipped the properties and kept the profits from the banks... "

 http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/How-deft-bid-riggers-harmed-ex-owners-of-5602103.php

 

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11 Indicted In Foreclosure Auction Bid-Rigging Schemes - Burlingame

www.burlingame.com/story/Udpate-Man-Allegedly...Up...Arrested.../1990584

The three indictments, filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Oakland, charge investors Michael Marr, Javier Sanchez, Gregory Casorso, Victor Marr, John

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Michael Marr ( and a few others) deserve to sit in a jail cell and think about what they have done.

 

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 NEXT: ORANGE JUMPSUIT AND TANG.   FBI ALL OVER THIS.    WATCH & SEE !!!

 

Scheme  to Defraud: 

 

 https://www.justice.gov/atr/case-document/file/502311/download

 INDICTMENT: U.S. v. Michael Marr

 

Truth & Facts.  Because: Truth has no agenda. 

 

Now about Shangra-La and Hyatt Lake Oregon...

 

 

POLICE or SNOW-PLOWING. PEOPLE'S MONEY $$$$

 

 

 

But, it's always easier to spend someone else's money. Ask Danny Jordan & voted out Mike Winters. CW Smith & ilk. 

 

OPM = Other People's Money

 

Maybe Commissioner Simon Hare should not have been re-elected ? Just sayin...booze, strip clubs, more booze & almost hitting a cop car...on the taxpayer's hotel dime in Eugene.

 

 

 https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/proposed-levy-could-affect-grants-pass-public-safety-45971/

 

  

Proposed levy could affect Grants Pass Public Safety

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Grants Pass, Ore. — Josephine County is proposing a levy that could go on the May ballot, and law enforcement in the City of Grants Pass are watching closely.

Though the proposed levy still has to go through several steps before it can appear on May’s ballot. Grants Pass Public Safety is already bracing themselves for another potential budget cut within the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.

“The current level of justice provided for the county of josephine is inadequate,” said Chief Bill Landis.

Landis is the Chief of Grants Pass Public Safety.

For several years, he’s been struggling with how his department can efficiently serve the community, while also picking up the slack for the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office’s short-staff.

“How many people can you really hold to task at a juvenile department if you don’t really have adequate beds and space to deal with that,” Chief Landis said.

It’s a scenario that he knows all too well.

“If we didn’t have jail beds, issuing citations, which we did in 2012, was ridiculous. Someone committing a burglary in a house we took them out wrote them a ticket and sent them on their way,” he said.

It happened over and over again.

“Someone in a stolen car taken down at gunpoint – put him in handcuffs, sit him in a car, write them a ticket and send them on their way,” Chief Landis said.

Now, with the potential for budget cuts at the Sheriff’s office, the patrol division could disappear. People could be laid off from the jail, and only 80 beds would be available to hold criminals.

Chief Landis said his department may have to donate more time, they just don’t have.

“If people can commit crimes in the city and run out into the county it requires us to go chase them down and try to locate them,” he said.

Chief Landis said when criminals know public safety just doesn’t have the resources, that starts to put police in danger.

“Criminals basically start to become more aggressive towards police officers. Basically, they know they can thumb their nose at police because they’re not going to go to jail,” he said.

It’s something Chief Landis hopes he doesn’t have to experience in Grants Pass again.

“That’s how dysfunctional it is because you can perpetuate a lot more crime when people realize there’s no consequences for their actions,” he said.

As it stands right now, the levy would last for five years. The proposed levy would cost citizens $0.93 per $1,000 of a home’s assessed value. The sheriff said it would raise about $6 million.

Commissioners hope to review the proposed levy next week and decide what to do, but getting voter support for a tax levy in Josephine County will prove daunting. County voters have rejected six law enforcement levies since 2012. The most recent failed attempt coming just three months ago.

Those against the levy have cited numerous reasons for their opposition – including that the county should have seen this funding issue coming, and county officials should get funding from other departments "

 

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" A Josephine County advisory committee has suggested that elected officials in the county get 5 percent raises upon re-election.

The Elected Officials Compensation Committee, a required board under state law, also suggested raises ranging from 2 to 6 percent for three officials, in order to keep their salaries similar to others in comparable counties.

The suggestions have gone to the county Budget Committee for consideration.

The 5 percent increases for re-election would go to Assessor Connie Roach (current salary $71,902) and Commissioner Simon Hare (current salary $75,391), each of whom has been re-elected once.

The raises to maintain approximate parity would go to:

• Roach, 3 percent increase.

• Legal Counsel Wally Hicks, 2 percent (current salary $94,284).

• Sheriff Dave Daniel, 6 percent (current salary $84,360).

All three are elected positions. Since the mid-1990s, Josephine County is the only county in Oregon where the position of legal counsel is an elected position.Those raises would increase salaries so pay would be about 5 percent less than the average pay of officials in Oregon counties of similar size. Those counties are Coos, Douglas, Klamath, Benton, Linn, Polk, Umatilla, Yamhill and Lincoln.

All but one of Josephine County’s elected officials earn less than the average pay of the like-sized counties. The pay for Josephine County’s district attorney, a position held by Ryan Mulkins, is 3 percent above the average.

Neighboring Jackson County is not considered a comparable county. Officials there make, on average, about 25 percent more than their counterparts in Josephine County.

Compensation Committee Chairman Larry West said in a letter to the Budget Committee that parity raises help attract qualified persons, while the bump for re-election rewards longevity and experience.

“Josephine County expects its elected officials to serve its residents well, often with additional workloads, the personal expense of managing individual election campaigns, dealing with turnover that impacts workloads and etc.,” West wrote.

“Our recognition recognizes the hard work that is done by the individuals and provides a systematic way to reach comparability with others doing the same work.”

The Budget Committee is tentatively scheduled to discuss the recommendations May 3. The meeting gets underway at 4 p.m. at the Anne Basker Auditorium, 600 N.W. Sixth St., in downtown Grants Pass. "


 

 

JACKSON COUNTY OREGON COMMISH DISCUSSING DANNY JORDAN's  STAND-UP JOB $$$

 

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5PA1MuJGzU&feature=em-subs_digest

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5PA1MuJGzU&feature=em-subs_digest

 

 Jacskon County Oregon Commissioner Colleen Roberts on utube about

 

 

County Administrator Daniel Jordan...

 

now what  about that unethical $659,000.00 home loan

 

the previous Commish of  County of Jackson gave him...$$$

 

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LOCAL SMALL TOWN PRESS IS MORE HONORABLE  THAN MOST - - -ROGUE VALLEY COMMUNITY PRESS

 FIVE YEARS MORPHS INTO NEARLY NINE...

 

 

Five years without answers: The unsolved murders of Dave Lewis and Troy Carney

BY VANESSA HOUK / ROGUE VALLEY COMMUNITY PRESS

Two mewere killed sometime in the early hours before dawn on September 4, 2008 within a thirty-five mile radius in Jackson County. Nearly five years later, both murders remain unsolved and the families of Dave Lewis and Troy Carney are connected in a way that words can’t reach as both families have had to find a way to keep going without any resolution, despite their grief and pain.

 

It’s been five years without closure, but the answers are out there somewhere.

 

Forty-six year old Dave Lewis lived in a cabin on the summit of Dead Indian Memorial Road just on the outskirts of Ashland. Photos taken before his murder, captured a man who seemed quick to smile and his obituary noted he was, “intense and unforgettable, a rascal and a live wire.” Dave loved fishing and spending time with his sons.

 

The first call came in shortly after 2:30 AM on September 4 when a passerby reported a fire on Dead Indian Memorial Road. Fire crews were dispatched and before they were finished cleaning up the site of a burnt vacation home, a second call came in, alerting officials to another fire about five miles up the road. By the time the fire crews arrived at the scene, Dave Lewis’ home was burnt to the ground and within the charred rubble, the crew discovered the body of this father of three and friend to many. Photos from the crime scene show tall, jagged, burned columns against ash and yellow crime scene tape flapping in the breeze.

 

Later the sheriff’s office would speculate that Lewis’ killer crept quietly up the mountain road to his cabin, used accelerant to ignite the fire and then slipped away into the dark shadows of the wilderness before being discovered. Investigators found Lewis was killed before the fire was started and it is not clear whether he was killed inside his home or at a separate location. While fire erases clues from a crime scene, it does not erase memories for those who bear witness and investigators know that there were traces and clues left behind.

 

 

In his mid-forties, Troy Carney was by all accounts an adventurer. “He was a free spirit,” his mom, Linda Wood said in an email. “He enjoyed the adventures that life had to offer.” Carney traveled the country, often finding day laborer work at truck stops, loading and unloading cargo. He was between jobs, so after spending time with old friends in Medford,Carney telephoned his mom to update her on his plans. He was [going to] “camp out while waiting to get more work on another truck,” she said. That was the last time his mother heard his voice.

 

Before his death, the last time anyone remembers seeing Carney was on September 1 when  a surveillance tape at the Pilot Truck Stop caught him walking away from the building. The Pilot was a place he’d been showing up regularly to eat, use the phones and earn a few dollars doing quick, odd jobs for the truckers. Described as a “likable guy”, Carney was quick to help others. His mother stated,“Troy was killed by someone he had met just a couple day’s before, someone he trusted as a friend and it has to be someone that was camped very near to him cause he would never tell anyone where he was camped, said it was safer that way. That person knew he was supposed to leave town that next morning and he would not have left without saying goodbye to a friend.”

 

Carney was camping along the edge of the Bear Creek Greenway, a  normally tranquil path that follows the creek for a 17 mile stretch from Ashland to Central Point. It is a place that many transients call home and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office makes semi-annual sweeps and had just rousted campers a few weeks before the murders. Carney might have  pitched camp near the Pilot Truck Stop, expecting to catch some quick work and a ride back East, but he never got that chance. Sometime between when he was last seen and on the afternoon of September 4, when a passerby found his body inside his sleeping bag, a killer walked the greenway path. There was no sign of a struggle as Carney was shot in his head while sleeping. Other campers nearby must have heard that shot echo through the darkness of the evening. While investigators have talked to people who were in the area, they have not been able to root out answers.

 

The killer did not rob Carney and police have been unable to identify a clear motive for his killing. “Troy was not a drug user,” his mother said. Autopsy results did not find any trace of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

 

Then in the early morning of September 14, someone set fire to the crime scene and a flames ravaged the area. The rough terrain and wildness of the Greenway prevented firefighters from being able to  arrive  quickly at the scene. The arsonist was never found.

 

In 2010, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department released a statement which says that “through the course of the investigation, an evidentiary link between the two homicides was discovered.” They have not released any information and  there is no new information available on either case.

 

In June 2012, “Fishhook Dave’s” memorial stone was placed against the edge of the bike path along the Greenway and Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland. Standing next to it, one notices the growing birch tree nearby and a spectacular view of the rolling hills off in the distance. The face of a wolf and an eagle’s feather envelopes the words “Beloved son, brother, father, and friend David Edwin Lewis, Aged 46, Born December 23 Wilmington Delaware, Killed September 4, 2008 Dead Indian Road, Ashland Oregon. The most loving man on the mountain. He said it the way it was and it was the way he said.

There is an uneasiness there at the edge of the cemetery where the red winged blackbirds come to rest on the top of the fence, on what should be a sacred and peaceful place, as the community still waits for answers.


What do you know about Troy Carney and/or Dave Lewis’ murders? Rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person/person’s involved in their murders.Troy Carney’s family is offering a $2,500 reward and Dave Lewis’ family  has a $20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest.

 

While the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is the lead on these cases, ANY law enforcement officer can take your report, from ANY jurisdiction. The Jackson County Sheriff ‘s telephone number is 541-774-6800. The Ashland Police Department’s telephone number is 541-488-2211 and their anonymous tip line is 541-552-2333.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORENSIC ASTROLOGY HAD AN OPINION TOO 9/08

 

 Forensic Astrology

 

 Thank you to all the good, kind, decent people who "did the right thing," when Dave was heinously murdered & burned. Thank you for your time, effort and caring. Live long and prosper.

 

 

 

WHAT IS FORENSIC ASTROLOGY?

Forensic Astrology is the art of using charts to determine the nature of events as they occurred in unsolved crimes and missing persons cases. The method I use is uniquely mine as I have over 35 years experience in Astrology, both Forensic and in general.

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2008

David E Lewis

Popular Man Dies in Suspicious Cabin Fire 


From the Mail Tribune: 

Fire crews were mopping up one cabin fire early today on Dead Indian Memorial Road when they spotted smoke from a second fire five miles up the road. 

When crews arrived, the second cabin, at 12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road, was fully engulfed. After they quelled the flames, they found a body inside. 

Jackson County Deputy Medical Examiner Tim Pike said the body was badly burned and that it would take an autopsy to positively identify the victim. He expected the autopsy would be done tonight or Friday. 

Investigators from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Oregon State Police, Jackson County Fire District No. 5 and the state fire marshal's office are combing the cabin's burned remains for evidence this afternoon. This morning, investigators said they considered the fire suspicious. 

They are also investigating the first fire, reported at about 3 a.m. at 18196 Dead Indian Memorial Road. 

Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and the volunteer Greensprings Fire and Rescue responded to the first fire, near the Keno Access Road. The cabin was a summer rental and no one was occupying it at the time, investigators said. 

By the time they saw smoke from the second fire, crews from Fire District 5 were already on their way after receiving 9-1-1 calls from neighbors far down the hill. 

Also from the Mail Tribune: 

Firefighters discovered a badly burned body in one of two cabins destroyed by separate fires along Dead Indian Memorial Road early Thursday. 

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters called the death and pair of fires suspicious, but he and other investigators remained tight-lipped about the case. 

Details about the causes of the fires and the identity of the dead man will take time to confirm, he said. 

However, friends and family suspect the victim is David Edwin Lewis, a 46-year-old father of three who lived alone at one of the hilltop cabins lost in the fires. The other was a summer home only occupied on weekends, neighbors and authorities said. 

A driver on Dead Indian Memorial Road spotted and reported the first fire near the intersection with Keno Access Road just before 3 a.m., said Gene Davies, chief of the all-volunteer Greensprings Fire and Rescue. A crew of six volunteers found the small, rustic cabin at 18196 Dead Indian Memorial Road engulfed in flames, he said. Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters joined the fight against the flames. Crews used three water tanker trucks and a portable water pond to douse the flames, but the weekend retreat burned to the ground. 

At about 4 a.m., 9-1-1 calls from the Ashland Mine Road area reported seeing flames on the hillside across the valley, Jackson County Fire District No. 5 Chief Dan Marshall said. As district trucks headed up from the valley below, crews from the earlier fire roughly five miles down the road spotted the flames shooting into the sky and were the first to arrive at the burning cabin, he said. 

"The fire had burned undetected for a long time," Marshall said. "It was on the ground when crews arrived." 

Only a concrete chimney protruded from the rubble of the rustic wood home with a loft as investigators worked Thursday morning. 

After quelling the flames, which licked to the tops of neighboring trees but didn't spread into the forest, firefighters discovered the body and contacted the sheriff's department, Marshall said. 

Winters said the two fires in the rural neighborhood had already garnered his department's attention as suspicious. 

He noted that the utter devastation of the burned buildings will make it challenging to find evidence, but the multi-agency team will tackle the job. Until details emerge, the fire and deaths must be considered suspicious, he said. 

Jackson County Deputy Medical Examiner Tim Pike said the body was badly burned, but an autopsy to positively identify the victim and look for a cause of death was set tentatively for late Thursday or this morning. 

In Palmer, Alaska, Linda Lewis Miller, David Lewis' sister, anxiously awaited word from authorities. She said her brother, a welder who rented and served as caretaker of the rural property overlooking the Rogue Valley, was a meticulous man who carefully maintained the home's appliances, smoke detectors and wood stove. She said she doubted that the fire was an accident or suicide, especially in light of the other fire nearby. 

"It's just too coincidental," she said. "It makes me sad." 

She said Lewis was an outspoken man who could have made enemies. He'd gone through an acrimonious divorce in 1999, followed by a string of misdemeanor assault and harassment convictions. He had a decades-old felony conviction for growing marijuana, which prevented him from keeping a firearm for protection, Miller said. 

However, she said, he had since gotten his life on track. 

Also from the Mail Tribune: 

Friends and family of David Edwin Lewis continue to mourn the man they called "the most loving man on the mountain" while they await word on suspicious fires that destroyed his house and one other on Dead Indian Memorial Road Thursday. 

Authorities say it will take days to confirm the identity of the badly burned body found at Lewis' hilltop cabin and collect evidence from home's scorched rubble. 

Lewis, 46, had lived at the cabin at 12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road for 23 years and was known for his care for the land and his neighbors, said his ex-wife Josee Fournier, who is the mother of his three sons. 

Investigators continue to unravel that mystery. Two fires, at 18196 and 12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road, were reported about an hour apart in the early morning hours Thursday. The unoccupied weekend home and Lewis' cabin each were completely consumed by flames, prompting suspicions of neighbors and authorities alike. 

Also from the Mail Tribune: 

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said his department is continuing an "active criminal investigation" into a pair of house fires on Dead Indian Memorial Road earlier this month and the death of a man who lived in one of the destroyed homes. 

Two fires — at 18196 and 12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road — were reported about an hour apart in the early morning hours of Sept. 4. Both homes burned to the ground and a man's body was found inside the cabin at the summit, where David Lewis, 46, had lived for more than two decades. The other cabin, near the intersection with Keno Access Road, was a summer home occupied only on weekends, neighbors and authorities said. 

They haven't confirmed the identity of the dead man, although Lewis' friends and family held a memorial for him on the mountain Sept. 14. 

Investigators contacted several local dentists but couldn't come up with recent dental records for Lewis. DNA samples from the body found in Lewis' cabin and from Lewis' family members have been sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification, a national program supported in part by the Department of Justice. 

An autopsy was done, but Winters declined to release the cause of death. 

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A reader I will call Donna emailed me this case and what a case it is! Thanks, Donna, this is a real mystery with a lot of twists and turns. Better than a thriller novel. But I was, at first, a bit reluctant to tackle it because of all the twists and turns which make it hard to follow. I was not sure I could do both charts and keep them balanced and working with each other. There was no way I could do this chart without doing a chart for the other fire, too. I have no doubt they were some how connected. So I rolled up my sleeves and got very busy with both charts and this is what I found. 

The first chart I drew up was for one hour before the first fire so I could see what may have caused that fire to start. The chart is for 2 am on Sept. 4. Please note the planets in the fourth house. Cancer is rising and Capricorn is falling. The Moon is in the fifth house and Saturn is in the third. The Moon, the traditional symbol of motherhood, is in the fifth house of children. Saturn, the traditional ruler of fathers, is in the third house of relatives. This tells me that this is a family situation. Notice please that Mars is in the Libra in the fourth house closely aligned with Mercury and Venus. All three planets are disposed of by Venus. This fire looks like it was started by a woman with a child. Whether she was pregnant at the time or actually had a child with her, I am not absolutely sure. Notice that Virgo is on the nadir and the cabin was said to be a summer rental that was empty at the time. However, notice also that the house ruler, Mercury, is in the fourth house, telling me that the cabin was not empty at all. There were a woman and a child in that cabin on this night, when the fire started. 

Notice in this chart also that Venus, the descendant ruler, is square to Jupiter in Capricorn, right at the seventh house cusp. This tells me that the fire was started with earth materials, like wood or garden debris. It is possible, since Capricorn rules real estate, that the cabin itself was set on fire; a match lit to the wood or the other building materials. Now, I know that fires are not started just that easily or we'd all be in flames all the time, but it is something like this. The tenth house ruler is Pisces, with Neptune in the eighth house. Something about the scene was not overtly obvious and the firefighters and arson inspectors may have missed something. In fact, it's a given that something was deliberately hidden from them and they were somehow deceived. It is also possible that this fire was set to hide something else; to distract and shadow. This makes me suspicious now that this fire was set as a cover or ruse for the second fire. Perhaps they knew that authorities would see this fire first, because of the logistics of that territory, and this would actually keep them from responding to the second fire before real damage was done. 

 

 

 And then doing a second chart, this one for the time when firefighters arrived, I see things have changed in a certain fashion that confirms for me what I suspect. But, first, let me explain. I draw up the chart for 3 am and see that now Aries has arrived on the midheaven which is expected. Aries, depicting the fire, is on the tenth house cusp, visible to everyone. People now know there is a fire. But notice this. Mars is just outside of the fourth house cusp, along the inside of the third house cusp. There is another fire in the neighborhood! It is very close and also closely tied to this one. Almost at the same front door, it seems; or perhaps the chart is telling me that both fires are the same! Look now the Moon is now in the fourth and Saturn is still in the third. The father is in the neighborhood? I mean, it could be read this way. And Mom is here, or the family is here, somehow attached or involved in this fire? There was no woman found in the first cabin so I am not sure what I am being told. I will leave that up to the reader. 


The continuing insinuation of a female continues throughout this chart. Notice that Venus rules the nadir and that planet is in Libra, disposing itself. Again, it looks like a woman is attached to this cabin. I would be interested to know who owned this cabin or if there had been a history of some family in the background of this cabin. Or if some woman had been living there, in secret, with a child... or even children. These are all tracks that my mind goes running on when I see these placements. The Moon in the fourth is the dispositor for the Ascendant ruler and since we are inquiring about David, we could be talking about the mother of his children. This is just a possibility. But there is no doubt in my mind, after seeing this chart, that a woman had something to do with the first fire and the first fire was set to hide something about the second. 

 

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 Now, it's hard for me to separate these two fires astrologically because we are talking about the same place and time. And it is easy to just tie the two together and leave it at that. But I am going to really try to separate these fires and get to some facts that might help. I draw up a chart for a half hour later, 3:30 am, a half hour before they discover the second fire but after they have arrived at the first fire. I am hoping I can switch focus from the first to the second fire this way. This chart has a few differences from the last. Leo is rising and Aquarius is falling. Uranus is in the ninth and the Sun is in the second. The placement of Uranus tells me that whoever set the second fire was in the woods outside of the cabin area during the blaze. The Sun in the second house tells me that David is among his things, his belongings, which places him in his home. The ruler of the fourth house, however, is still Venus in the third house in Libra. Mars is nearby with Mercury. There is a woman involved in this fire, too, and she is a relative with a child. I am having trouble with the child symbols because I have a hard time imagining some woman would drag her child out to set a fire and kill someone. This leaves me with the question of what the child has to do with this. I will have to leave that to family, as there may have been disputes over children... and if there were, then this is related to that. 


Mars in the third, where it was in the fourth during the first fire, tells me that both fires were in the same neighborhood, that they shared similar components and that the same person probably started both. I am still asking myself, who owned the first cabin? Why does this woman feel like she belongs there or lives in that neighborhood? Again, that would be left to investigators and family who have more insight than I do. Please notice that Uranus is disposed of by Neptune in the seventh house. The person who committed this crime was cagey and careful, hiding in shadow and covering his or her tracks. Clues were purposely destroyed and Neptune is "pristine" in the chart, having no negative aspects, making it a very strong and clear influence. Some things, I am afraid, were destroyed and will never be found. Probably any evidence implicating the person who actually did this. 

 

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So the next chart I draw up is for 4 am, the time at which firefighters became aware of the fire at David's cabin. The Sun, ruler of the first, conjoined Saturn makes me think that David is already dead. He probably died much earlier and this chart is just saying it again. I may have to do a chart for an earlier hour. Notice now how Uranus is in the eighth house, ruling from the seventh. Murder was the reason the fire was set. I mean, it says that pretty simply. The ruler of the arsonist is Uranus in the eighth house of death. Uranus is square Pluto in the fifth house, hinting at several different things I will discuss. First of all, this aspect says that the fire was set swiftly, almost unexpectedly, and burned furiously, perhaps to the surprise of the arsonist. It also talks about the motives of the arsonist, that there was anger, jealousy, bitterness and maybe even hatred in this task. And then, last but not least, the placement of Pluto in the fifth house whispers about children and sexual relationships. Was there a woman he had had a sex relationship with that had a child but had not been a part of his life? Was there a bitter woman he had jilted? Or a woman he had left behind over differences involving a child or children? I do know that he had a bitter divorce years earlier and there were kids. This is a place where seekers should start. If this woman is cleared, then the next step should be looking into this past and seeing what women there were over the years and if any of them might have had a child that was either his or at the least she believed the child to be his. This is also a place that should be researched. 

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 So now that I am sure that the second fire was set in tandem with the first, I also know that the second cabin, the one with David's body, had burned to the ground by the time firefighters arrived. This sort of says that the second fire may have been set before the first. And to take a look at this, I run the charts backward, to what I think may be the very beginning. I run a chart for 2 am and I notice something that stands out to me right away. Saturn rules the descendant and is in the third house. This puts the arsonist in the neighborhood. The Moon, which rules the first house, is in the fifth house. Was there a child visiting David at the time? It is possible that there was a child there and this started the fight. This may actually be the same child I see with the woman at the other cabin. Moon is in Scorpio so could David have been drinking? If he was drunk and asleep, it might have been easy to start the fire and have it burn fast enough; too fast for him to react. The Moon in Scorpio is well placed, applying only to sextiles. This means he did not suffer or die slowly. It was fast and easy. He went "easily". 


Here's another thing: Mercury rules the fourth house and it's posited in the fourth. Other than being the child I discussed earlier, I also see that the house had a lot of paperwork or paper items like books, files or printed documents. This large amount of paper caused the fire to burn fast. Mercury is conjunct to Mars, and rather than believe that the child started the fire, I am likely to believe that the paper was lit and this is what caused the place to burn down in a heartbeat the way it did. Mars in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn does not indicate a petroleum accelerant, but flammable items being in contact with lots of oxygen. Cabins often have open windows or fireplace flues that would rush air in and out of the room when the fire because to suck it in. Jupiter trine Saturn, with Saturn ruling the Descendant, indicates that this was easy for the arsonist to do. Jupiter is so lucky, things just fell into place. And, as the cops will probably tell you if you ask, everything went the "perps' way". Uranus crosses the midheaven at just before 2 am, telling me that the whole thing started suddenly, unexpectedly. Combined with the influence of Neptune, the overall picture is someone setting this cabin on fire without first presenting themselves to David. He had no idea they were around; he may have been drinking and fast asleep; the fire was accelerated. This was not the result of an argument or confrontation. This was a sneaky, backdoor plot that a sly killer executed perfectly. There is no doubt in my mind that this was murder. 

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 And who actually did start these fires? Well, as I said it was a woman. A woman who either had children, was expecting a child or had a child with her. This child was somehow tied to David. Whether she was a current girlfriend, an ex wife, or someone who went back even farther, is hard to tell. I will give my usual description of the killer, hoping it might help someone close to the case put something together. This is a woman of medium height, neither short nor tall, with a large body. I don't mean fat, her body is well made, but she is large in structure. This woman is pale in complexion, with an oval shaped face and a high, broad forehead. The hair is dark brown or black and the eyes are dark grey or blue. The eyes will not be brown or hazel but might also be green. This woman loves to debate over current topics and has an interest in either occult studies like ghost hunting, tarot cards or astrology or in alternative religions. She may believe in faith healing. She has a rather peculiar nature, moody, and can sometimes be mean. She can be very critical but cannot handle criticism; her feelings are easily hurt and she is hard pressed to let go of resentments. She is known to be adventurous, even eccentric and has had many strange experiences which make great conversation. She is studious and has a great memory for detail. 


All I can say in closing is that I hope they find out what killed David (if it's other than smoke inhalation) and find the person who started these fires. The charts as I see them do not give much hope for the revealing of secrets, which Neptune so gently placed. There is a good chance that this case may never be solved or, if it is, the wrong person may be blamed. I can venture a guess based on progressions as to when information may become available that will be helpful. Mars rules the midheaven at the time the fire is discovered. Mars is in the third house, which is a cadent house. Mars is also direct and not retrograde. Counting the distance between Mars and the Midheaven point, I see that there are 18 degrees to be progressed. Mars in in a Cardinal sign and so is the tenth house. It will be 18 months, give or take a few days, before valuable information will come to light. And this information will come from gossip or discussion; Mercury shows it will be loose talk and it may actually come from one of the children. 

 

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Jackson County Scandals du jour. 2016 into 2017

Well they were not allegations. He was guilty as sin & his brother too. Was not prosecuted as others would have been ?

The old boy system is in Jackson County (Sheriff Corey Falls documented & lawyers who researched for the FALLS DISCUSSION DRAFT also cited OBM -old boy mentality / which is pretty darn hick) 

 

Facing 3 scandals, Jackson County trying to correct course

 

 

MEDFORD -- Jackson County has been rocked by scandal, with three top officials coming under scrutiny after complaints over their personal conduct and in one case alleged criminal activity.

"There's been a rash of issues," Commissioner Rick Dyer said. "There's been a little upheaval."

Shane Hagey, Community Justice director, was placed on paid administrative leave after being arrested Dec. 30 on charges of possession of methamphetamine. Hagey oversees a county department that among other things handles parole and probation for criminals, many of whom have had drug problems.

Assessor Josh Gibson announced his resignation effective Dec. 31 amid questions about urinating on a golf course. Gibson has acknowledged he urinated outside, a relatively common practice among male golfers, but he denied exposing himself in front of a woman who was with his group. He also said he has had recent health issues.

Commissioner Doug Breidenthal is the subject of an Oregon Government Ethics Commission complaint filed by county officials. Breidenthal has denied the allegations, which are related to an obscure campaign account and questions over $70,000 in travel expenses, but the complaint is still under review by the Ethics Commission.

Because there is no common thread to the complaints, Dyer and former commissioners say it's difficult to come up with a policy or educational tool to prevent similar issues from popping up in the future.

Commissioners and county officials receive extensive training in ethics and are cautioned to avoid situations that would cause public perception problems.

"No matter how many times you tell someone to watch their conduct, some people don't hear the message," Dyer said. "These are such isolated and different circumstances. I don't think there is one magic bullet that could help."

In the future, Dyer said, it might be helpful to continually stress to government officials that their jobs are under the spotlight with the community. He said top-ranking county officials need to be on their guard and conduct themselves appropriately while in office.

Dyer said the allegations against Hagey are the most troublesome to him, because he's known Hagey since grade school.

"I would have never in a million years have suspected something like that," he said.

Medford police say they found methamphetamine both when they arrested him and later at his house. An informant told them Hagey had been purchasing meth for at least a year, police said.

In past years, the county has struggled with organizational issues, including shrinking budgets and the temporary closure of its libraries, but only occasional issues arising about a county official's conduct.

Former Commissioner C.W. Smith said, "I'm very disappointed. The county has been working hard for a number of years to build up its reputation."

He said the county improved its financial position despite declining revenues. "The county is in a very solvent position," he said.

Smith, a former Jackson County sheriff, said deputies and other officials were warned that three things could get them into trouble: extramarital affairs, gambling, and drinking and drugs.

In addition, he said, government officials were expected to keep their personal financial affairs in order.

"Many a good person has lost their career over things like this," he said.

Smith suggested the media could do a better job of vetting candidates for various positions, though Hagey was hired by the county for his job. Also, he suggested the county could conduct more thorough background checks, though many of the officials under scrutiny were well known in the area.

At the same time, he said the county has been transparent about these issues.

"I've been in other places where this stuff is swept under the rug," he said.

Even with safeguards in place, it's difficult to figure out how people will act once they get in office, Smith said.

Former Commissioner Don Skundrick said he remembers starting his county job and receiving a lot of information about how public officials should avoid situations that would put the office in a bad light.

"We all make mistakes as human beings, but when you're in a position of authority, you've got to be careful," he said.

Like others, Skundrick said he was most surprised by the allegations against Hagey, whom he's known for some time.

"That was a shocker to me," he said.

Skundrick said he thought Gibson had been doing a good job as assessor. As far as urinating on a golf course, Skundrick acknowledged he's done it himself as have many of his golfing buddies.

Skundrick said he supported an attempt in 2011 to make the assessor, county clerk and surveyor positions appointed rather than elected to better vet the candidates. However, Gibson was first appointed by the county commissioners after the previous assessor, Dan Ross, resigned. Later Gibson ran for office and was elected by the voters.

Despite the scandals, Skundrick said, the county continues to run "exceptionally well."

-- The Associated Press

Blogger Commentary :-))

 " Do not use dope while supervising POs who carry guns while supervising dope-using probationers and parolees, and while drawing a $50 K salary."

 

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John Jacob Hugo Registered Sex Offender Ashland

 

 

 

 Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. No jail time, thanks to bogus System.  Registered for LIFE

 

  
HUGO, JOHN JACOB
1948
01/06/1995
Jackson
Offense Felony
Closed
Sexual Abuse in the First Degree
Sexual Abuse in the First Degree
Sexual Abuse in the First Degree
Sexual Abuse in the First Degree
Sexual Abuse in the First Degree
Sexual Abuse in the First Degree
Sodomy in the First Degree

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   - -Picture provided by  mother reporting abuse, who reported her  5 year old child with Hugo.

Mike Winters' was sheriff at the time  and never brought John Hugo into the  sheriff office  for polygraph, in for questioning  or interrogation.  

 

Now why would that be?  With a man who has Hugo's history: 

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                                                                                             #creeper perv critter 

 Fire & Rescue @ burn site.                                        Hugo being slick.   

 

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER :  John Hugo 

AT ASHLAND MIDDLE  &  High SCHOOL ON A REGULAR BASIS TO  SEE   

 

DAVE'S SONS:   Skyler, Casey, Beau PLAY

  LEWIS-SPORTS ( HUGO attended when  BOYS played ) AND CHILDREN.

 JOHN JACOB  HUGO

  REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER:

6100 HWY. 66

ASHLAND, OREGON 97520

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Registered Sex Offender: John Jacob Hugo.

 

alias names from Oregon State FBI: # 158580J10

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Blackerby, Thomas

Blackerby, Thomas Albert

Hugo, John

Pepin, Thomas Albert

Blackerby, Thomas A

Blackerby, Tom

pepin, Thomas AL

Pepin, Thomas Alphonse

Other birth dates & social security of record.

 

The criminal history record is maintained and available from the following:

Florida State: id # FLO4419161

Oregon State: id# OR11277525 // OR 11235384

Washington State: id# WA17553821

FBI: 158580J10 / 515797H

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Child molester Hugo... Came to one of  the crime scenes !

 

How dare !

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 Good ole Mimi...standing around the burn.

 

Who flicked the Bic ? Who lit the match? 

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Dave Lewis Missing Easter 2017 on Earth. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOJ & FBI &  JACKSON & DANNY JORDAN WHEN ? 

 Jackson County Administrator Daniel Jordan makes more money than any of them. And then there is his benefit package.

 

 And then there is the $659,000.00 unethical home loan.

 

 

And Danny Jordan & the band of mugs; running good Sheriff Corey Falls out of the job...

 

so when is the DOJ / FBI  going to take a good long look?

 

Or maybe they are they already!  Thanks to the good word  

 

 

 

 After what Daniel Jordan had to say about Sheriff Falls...and what Daniel Jordan DID to Sheriff Falls. Many of us (loud people who tell the truth) hope the DOJ & FBI investigate. The litany of what Jordan did, (viciously & maliciously some insiders say) to Sheriff Falls, certainly deserves investigation. As for ignorance and prejudice...well there seems to be plenty to go around. What a shame. Why didn't the FALLS DISCUSSION DRAFT address any of the sheriff dept. employees? That tells one a lot. In a whisper...

 

 

Jackson County budget includes raises, more sheriff jobs

 

 

 

 The Jackson County Budget Committee has approved a $339.2 million county budget that includes raises for elected officials, additions to law enforcement and cuts to mental health care.

County property taxes, which bring in about $37 million, will remain unchanged at $2.01 per $1,000 of assessed value — or $402 for a home assessed at $200,000.

Elected officials will receive an almost 1.5 percent cost-of-living raise. Like other county employees, they also will take their annual 5 percent step up on a salary ladder for each position.

Elected officials who are already at the maximum level of step six — County Clerk Chris Walker and Justice of the Peace Joe Charter — will not receive the step increases.

Jackson County Commissioners Colleen Roberts and Bob Strosser are continuing to take reduced salaries of $68,432 each.

With a step increase and cost-of-living raise, Roberts’ current authorized salary of $100,318 will rise to $106,891 beginning in January 2018. The authorized salary for Strosser, who recently took office, will rise from $91,000 to $96,970.

Roberts said many small business owners, workers, retired people and the unemployed are going without raises or cost-of-living adjustments. She said elected officials earn twice the pay of typical workers.

“These are the people who pay elected people’s wages,” she said.

Commissioner Rick Dyer said he will continue taking his full salary of $100,318, which will rise to $106,891 in January 2018.

Dyer said elected representatives have to forego their careers while they serve but still need to support their families.

With the cost-of-living and step raises, the surveyor will receive $94,578, the assessor will receive $96,970 and the sheriff will receive $113,443 in January 2018.

Under county rules, newly elected officials start at step one of the salary ladder for their position.

The Budget Committee added a new rule that if a county employee runs for office and wins, that person would not have to take a pay cut if the elected office pays less. The person would start at the step level that prevents a pay cut.

The committee also made a new rule that if an elected official leaves office and then runs again in the future, the person could resume office at the step in pay where he or she left off — rather than having to start at the first step on the salary ladder.

On the mental health front, the budget for the coming fiscal year eliminates the equivalent of 249 full-time health and human services positions after the county lost contracts to provide mental health care to Oregon Health Plan patients. About 65 of those positions were vacant, largely due to a nationwide shortage in mental health workers.

MORE VIDEO: JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF NATHAN SICKLER SAYS MORE BEDS AT THE JACKSON COUNTY JAIL WILL HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME.

The county has received resignation notices from 127 workers and will send out layoff notices to remaining workers affected by the cuts at the end of this month. The jobs of the laid-off workers will be eliminated at the end of June, said Jackson County Health and Human Services Director Mark Orndoff.

“In terms of the human impact to our staff, it’s been devastating,” he said.

Jackson Care Connect and AllCare Health — coordinated care organizations that manage the physical, mental and dental health care of OHP clients — are transitioning to other mental health care providers in the community. They said the county wasn’t providing enough mental health care fast enough, and they want to offer care in a variety of other settings, including doctors’ offices.

One in three Jackson County residents is now on OHP because of expanded health insurance coverage provided by the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Obamacare funding from the federal and state governments fueled the county’s expansion of mental health care for OHP clients.

With Obamacare paying for a variety of mental health and addiction services, the Budget Committee decided to pull $121,795 in county funding from OnTrack and Addictions Recovery Center treatment programs, Rogue Community Health and mental health care for Kids Unlimited youth.

County Administrator Danny Jordan said those services are the responsibility of the coordinated care organizations AllCare and Jackson Care Connect. The county would be financially benefiting those CCOs if it continued the funding, he said.

The county will redirect the $121,795, making a part-time worker at its veterans affairs office full-time, and putting the remaining money toward animal services like the county animal shelter.

Law enforcement agencies are among the winners with the new budget. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will add two employees, the District Attorney’s Office will add a half-time position and the Community Justice Department — which includes parole, probation, juvenile and prison transition services — will add the equivalent of 1.5 full-time positions.

The $339.2 million budget for the coming fiscal year is almost unchanged from the current budget of nearly $339.4 million. Although the county has slashed mental health spending, it is adding some employees elsewhere, tackling infrastructure projects and building up its reserves. The growing reserve funds inflate the budget.

Jordan said the county is coping well, for now, with Public Employee Retirement System costs, but costs for retirees will make up an increasing share of payroll costs over time.

Although the state has reformed PERS for current workers, older retirees were promised hefty retirement benefits even when investments fail to deliver on aggressive growth targets. State efforts to cut back on those promises have largely been shot down in court. " 

 

 

 

Someone playing cowboy, rancher, roughrider, say investigate ? 

 

 

 

Tennessee Girl Safe, Teacher Under Arrest. More...

 

 

 

Authorities declined to answer a question on whether the girl went willingly, saying it didn't matter.

"At the end of the day she's 16 years old, she's 16 years old, she's a young girl that's with a grown man that's 50 years old. He needs to be held accountable for kidnapping this girl," Gwyn said.

Authorities received a tip late Wednesday night that the pair may have taken up residence in the woods in Siskiyou County, perhaps for more than a week, bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said. The remote, mountainous area has limited cellphone service and the terrain is difficult to traverse. Snow was still on the ground in some places.

Authorities had earlier said the arrest happened at a commune but later clarified that it occurred in a very remote area and that they were still collecting evidence.

The pair's disappearance March 13, 2017 came after Cummins was investigated by the school system when another student reported seeing the then-married teacher kiss the girl at the Culleoka Unit School. Culleoka is a community about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Nashville near the Alabama state line.

"We're so happy that California police worked quickly and were able to find them and get her safe," one of the girl's sisters told The Tennessean.

"I believe the FBI are going to make sure she's healthy before she comes home," she said.

 

"We'll make sure she'll get what therapy she needs and that she's safe, that she knows she's safe."

She is a victim of a sex crime.

 

A lawyer for the girl's family has said the teacher was allowed to continue working at the school for two weeks after he was reported kissing the girl. Attorney Jason Whatley has said the school system must have not believed the student's report.

The school's investigative files provided to The Associated Press by the attorney show that both Cummins and the girl denied kissing. The teacher, however, acknowledged that the girl was "a really good friend and she does leave her other classes to come see him when she needs someone to calm her down," according to a school report dated Jan. 30, 2017.

 

 

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The report recommended that the girl be taken out of Cummins' class and that he be reprimanded to uphold his professional responsibility. The report also recommended that the administration monitor Cummins' classroom to make sure students weren't there when they weren't supposed to be.

The teacher would later be reprimanded on Feb. 3 by school principal Penny Love after the girl was seen in Cummins' classroom for a little more than half an hour that day. In her letter, Love said the girl being in his classroom was a violation of the principal's order to him.

The school system didn't suspend Cummins until Feb. 6. He was fired about a month later — a day after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert about the teen.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it worked tirelessly for the past five weeks, looking into more than 1,500 leads from all 50 states.

Two days after the girl disappeared, surveillance images from a Walmart in Oklahoma City showed Cummins and the girl purchasing food items in the store with cash. The images showed Cummins had altered his hair to appear darker and the girl's hair may have changed to red.

The teacher's wife of 31 years has filed for divorce. Court records show that Jill Cummins sued her then-missing husband on the grounds of irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct. "

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Wyden Eveer Deeper Money Trails 

 

  Full Disclosure: " I don’t work for or have an investment or ownership in Brammo or Senator Ronald Wyden. Thank God."  

 

 

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Craig Bramscher (Brammo CEO) and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden

Equal treatment from the state and federal government.  It’s a topic that many motorcycle groups and individuals invest a lot of time to ensure.

Whether it’s fighting against profiling of average citizens who ride motorcycles or “anti-gang bills” that defines a gang as “an association of three or more individuals who share a symbol or name either formally or informally.”  Or maybe it’s calling out press organizations who use motorcycle club sensationalism to sell advertising which has the added benefit of isolating the motorcycle riding segment of our population from the mainstream and tries to “criminalize” motorcyclists in the court of public opinion.

But, today economic factors have me advocating on behalf of the motorcycle “Eco-Activist”.  Specifically the manufacturers that make electric two-wheeled vehicles.   They have been largely discriminated against and cannot benefit from the numerous government incentives designed to spur the growth and adoption of electric vehicles.  Remember the Clunker Program?  Motorcyclists need not apply!

However, there are some positive signs with HR 3246, which is called the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act.  The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the amendment giving two-wheel electric vehicles manufacturers access to Department of Energy funding for further development of electric vehicles.  For the EV industry this will allow, for the first time, two wheel vehicles to benefit from federal Department of Energy funding which automobiles enjoy.

Plug IN America was instrumental in getting this legislation passed in the house, but as you may recall a bill must pass both the House and Senate and then be signed by the President.  And while it’s gratifying to see the House of Representative approve and show support for electric motorcycles, the Senate needs to follow suit.  I encourage motorcyclists to take a moment to tell their U.S. Senator’s to support and pass this measure when it comes up to vote. A complete list of Senators and their contact information can be found here.

 

 

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 The money trail....The money trail....The money trail...

 

Mars Inc$67,950$67,950$0
Nike Inc$65,200$55,200$10,000
Metro One Telecommunications$61,800$61,800$0
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$47,450$18,450$29,000

Pacific Crest Securities

 

 

$44,200$44,200

Ron Wyden. Senator to the Stars & Back to Oregon.

 

 But what about Dave?

Killed: September 3 or 4,  2008 ?

Who flicked the Bic? Who lit the match?

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2008
Breakfast@ The Investment Company Institute
Beneficiaries: Ron Wyden
Hosted by: Dean R. Sackett, III, James R. Hart, Donald C. Auerbach, PAUL SCHOTT STEVENS, Peter J. Gunas, III
Contribution: $1,500
Make Checks to: Wyden for Senate
 
 
 

Top 5 Contributors, 2003 - 2008, Leadership PAC

ContributorTotalIndivsPACs
Harsch Investment Properties$20,000$20,000$0
Pacific Crest Securities$20,000$20,000$0
Pape Group$20,000$20,000$0
St Laurent Properties$20,000$20,000$0
Prestige Senior Living$16,000$16,000$0

 
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Leadership PAC Fundraising, 2003 - 2008

Raised: $711,158
Spent: $686,177
Cash on Hand: $24,977
Debts: $0
Last Report:Wednesday, December 31, 2008
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Anne Sky & Henry Hovelman (Sky Sky) & Sentencing

 

 Did Anne Sky really," know her place,"  like all good fishwives ?

And why wasn't she sentenced too?

 

 

 

 

 

Research for possible rigged contracts

The Associated PressBy The Associated Press 
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on July 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM, updated July 26, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Federal authorities are investigating whether a U.S. Army Corps of Engineersprogram manager made sure an Oregon defense contractor won nearly $160 million worth of contracts as part of a cozy relationship that included snowboarding and fishing vacations, trips to Singapore and Bali, and sex with female employees hired to work with him.

Affidavits filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene outline findings and witness statements that allege Jerry Hodgson, a program manager for the corps in Omaha, Neb., rigged bids on eight contracts dating back to 2004 foSky Research Inc. of Ashland. The company specializes in aerial surveys of old military bombing and gunnery ranges to find old weapons debris.

No charges have been filed. Correction: Arrested & Convicted. 

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean B. Hoar said the investigation is ongoing.

"We take seriously our role as a financial steward of the public's money and the trust that is put into us," said corps Omaha District Assistant Special Counsel Tom Tracy. "We are looking into the allegations, and taking them seriously."

An attorney for Hodgson said the allegations against his client were unfounded.

"Mr. Hodgson has enjoyed a long and distinguished career with the Omaha District of the Army Corps of Engineers," his attorney Andrew D. Strotman said in an email. "These allegations are unfounded and inaccurately portray the contracting practices of both Mr. Hodgson and the Omaha District."

Attorneys for Sky Research owners Sky (his singular legal name) and his wife, Anne Sky, did not immediately return calls for comment. An attorney for Sky Research issued a statement denying the allegations.

"Although the company has not had much time to examine the information released last week, it appears that the accusation against it is the product of rumor and speculation," Douglass H. Schmor said in a statement. "The company is finally in a position to gather evidence and other information about the accusation and is confident that it will be able to rebut it."

The investigation was first reported by the Eugene Register-Guard.

Based on the affidavits, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene authorized search warrants that seized computers and records from offices of Sky Research in Oregon and Colorado and the homes of Sky and his wife, as well as Hodgson's personal email account, according to court records unsealed last week.

The investigation focused on potential charges of bribery of a public official, conspiracy to defraud the United States, wire fraud, padding bids and bid rigging, affidavits said.

U.S. Army Special Agent Derek W. Lindbom wrote that the investigation was sparked by a confidential informant who contacted the Army's inspector general in 2010 with allegations that Hodgson returned bids to Sky Research with instructions on how to change them so they would be sure to win a contract, that Sky Research hired personal assistants to work just with him, and that Hodgson arranged for their salaries to be billed to the government.

The informant also alleged that the Skys billed the government for a vacation to Singapore and Bali, listing it as a marketing cost, Hodgson arranged for them to be paid advances for work not yet finished to carry them through slow periods, the Skys  arranged for cars to be sold below cost to Hodgson, and bought an airplane from Hodgson's son, which was upgraded at government expense.

When an investigator interviewed Hodgson, he admitted taking his kids on annual snowboarding vacations with Sky and his kids, and considered Sky a good friend, the affidavits said. Shown invoices for a fishing trip to Alaska paid for by Sky, Hodgson said he paid him back in cash, but couldn't recall which account he had withdrawn the money from.

Hodgson also acknowledged having a romantic relationship with one woman who worked at Sky Research, which included sex, and having sex with two others, an affidavit said. One former Sky Research program manager said she was fired after refusing to have sex with Hodgson.

Hodgson denied statements from women who worked at Sky Research that he sat in on hiring interviews for women who would be working with him.

Hodgson told investigators he first met Sky in 1997 or 1998 when working on a project at the former Lowry Bombing and Gunnery Range outside Denver.

Sky Research has an office in the Denver suburb of Englewood and a residence in Centennial, Colo., where employees told investigators that Hodgson was a frequent guest who was lavishly wined and dined because he was responsible for all the company's contracts.

The affidavit includes excerpts from emails indicating Hodgson told Sky Research how to massage bids to be sure to win a contract, and offered to pad contracts with extra money.

"Based on discussions with afcee (Air Force Center for Engineering and Environment) today I think this will get funded - to whatever level I decide is appropriate," read one from Hodgson to a Sky Research employee. "So we'll want a scope put together (draft for me to massage) and an estimate (detailed) as we need it ready to go - timing is the key, plan is to capture monies I send back on other projects ... can't let it sit or someone else will grab it - that's why we need a "firm" cost/number. This is a huge deal for us and will put us so far ahead of everyone else doing this."

Former Sky Research project manager Andrew Biaggi told Lindbom that on a contract for work at Dyess Air Force Base outside Abilene, Texas, Hodgson told him to bid on work for 50 acres, when the site was actually only half an acre.

Former Sky Research senior accountant Kimberly Walker told investigators she recalled one project in Puerto Rico had a profit of 400 percent. She said excess profits from one project were routinely used to cover cost overruns on another, a practice they referred to as "Jerrying."

Cayla Vitko, who formerly worked in accounts payable for Sky Research, told investigators that when she questioned expenses related to Hodgson, "She was told they needed to keep Hodgson happy because they get all of their contracts from him," an affidavit said.

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SKY RESEARCH 171 Million. Think Again

 

 

Contractor Admits To Bribes For $171M In Army Work

Law360, Washington (April 18, 2016, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The owner of Sky Research Inc. pled guilty Monday in Oregon federal court to a charge that he bribed a U.S. Army contracting official to secure $171 million in contracts for work identifying and disposing of unexploded ordnance. 
The Ashland, Oregon-based company’s mononymous owner, 73-year-old Sky, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to bribe a public official identified as J.H., a program manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Military Munitions Response Program, in a plea hearing presided over by U.S. District Judge Mario A. Hernandez, according to the court docket.

He faces a maximum five-year prison sentence plus restitution and an up-to-$250,000 fine, but prosecutors have agreed to recommend a lower sentence in exchange for his guilty plea and acceptance of responsibility, they said in a plea agreement filed in the case. Sky is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 11 and will remain out on bond in the meantime, the docket said.

Counsel for Sky did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday, and attempts to contact SRI for comment were unsuccessful.

The MMRP is a remediation program intended to help identify and respond to unexploded ordnance such as land mines, discarded munitions and related contaminants at former military ranges, and to address safety, health and environmental risks, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

According to a brief criminal information filed Thursday, J.H., based in Omaha, Nebraska, was a program manager at the Corps, overseeing the MMRP. Among other responsibilities, he approved claims submitted by vendors and recommended vendors for specific contracts, the information said.

From 2002 through 2013, Sky and several unspecified other people gave J.H. cash, paid for accommodation, entertainment, meals, and golfing and fishing trips, and bought him a car, among other “things of value,” in an attempt to induce him to award MMRP contracts to SRI, which specializes in unexploded ordnance detection, prosecutors alleged.

J.H. steered nine contracts to SRI, worth around $171 million total, beginning with a March 2004 memorandum that recommended the company for a sole-source contract, which was awarded to SRI that September, according to the information. The company ultimately received $77 million under the contracts, prosecutors said.

While the criminal information does not provide J.H.’s full name, it likely refers to Jerry Hodgson, a former Corps official who in affidavits filed in the court in 2012 was said to be under investigation for allegedly taking bribes from SRI. It was not immediately clear Monday whether Hodgson had also been charged in relation to the alleged bribery scheme.

The related investigation had begun in September 2010 after the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command was tipped off about Hodgson by a confidential informant, who also claimed that the firm was engaging in illegal accounting, according to those affidavits.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin signed off on search warrants as part of that investigation, and federal agents seized documents from Sky, his wife and SRI, according to multiple local media reports at the time.

The government is represented by Greg Nyhus, Billy J. Williams and Scott E. Bradford of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.

Sky is represented by Michael R. Levine of Levine & McHenry LLC.

The case is U.S. v. Sky, case number 3:16-cr-00168, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEX WITH A MINOR. SEX WITH UNDER AGE. GUILTY

 Having sex (or even sexual contact) with someone,

" under the age of majority," is a felony crime. FYI.

 

Those who try to assist in hiding, covering-up, or lying:

aiding & abetting.

 

No matter what defense attorney's try to relegate it down to, or call it. And no amount of money is going to change the TRUTH.

 

GROOMING:

 

He is believed to have used his time to “groom”  her family previously told. The father-of-two allegedly presented himself as a confidant for students. In a previous interview with PEOPLE, Thomas’ father Anthony said he believes being approachable was part of Cummins’ plan

 

 

 

Ex-Student Describes Relationship with Teacher Who Allegedly Kidnapped Teen Girl: ‘A Bit More than Friendship’

 

 

A Love Song?

Parrish says she and Cummins became friends when he taught her health sciences class. She says that like Thomas, she and Cummins would talk extensively before and after class.

“[He didn’t] talk too much about himself at all,” Parrish says. “Whenever we were alone he would talk to me about how I was doing or try to give me advice on what I was going through.”

When she heard about Thomas’ disappearance, Parrish says she remembered something from her friendship with Cummins that, up until three weeks ago, seemed normal: A love song Cummins allegedly performed for her in the school’s music room, which she recorded on her phone

 

“I started recording because it surprised me how well he [played],” she says. “I definitely didn’t focus on the lyrics at the time. I kind of thought about it [later] but I didn’t think about anything bad, I didn’t process them because it was Tad, the person I trusted.”

The song, which Parrish believes was written by Cummins for her, describes a deep love, with the line: “I could swim for a thousand miles in the oceans inside your eyes and never reach the side.”

Like Thomas, Parrish spent time with Cummins in and out of school. She sometimes attended church on Sundays with Cummins and his wife, Jill, and would get lunch with them. She says she never got to know Jill, who last week filed for divorce after more than three decades of marriage.

“He was the one that everybody trusted,” Parrish says of her shock when hearing last month’s news. “[Up until recently] I was in a lot of denial.”

 


 

A Tennessee woman tells PEOPLE that Tad Cummins, the teacher accused of  a relationship with a student may have exhibited similar “grooming” behaviors with her several years ago.

“I definitely think, on his end, it was a bit more than a friendship — it’s hard not to think that now,” Destany Parrish, 19, tells PEOPLE of her relationship with Cummins several years ago.

Parrish was a student of Cummins’ at Culleoka Unit School in 2011 and 2012, when she was 15 — the same age as Elizabeth Thomas, the teen Cummins is accused of abducting. Thomas and Cummins, 50, have not been seen since March 13.

 

 

In 2011— Cummins’ first year teaching at the Tennessee school— Parrish was having difficulties at home, she says. Her parents divorced and both moved out of town, leaving her to live with her grandparents.

“[With Cummins], I had somebody I could trust, and I couldn’t talk to my parents,” Parrish says. “I don’t show emotions with family— I shut them out emotionally. [My mother] was just happy that I had somebody I could trust and I could talk to about the divorce.”

“We’d sit [in his classroom] and talk about everything and anything,” she continues.

 

 

Parrish says she didn’t think anything was amiss about their friendship until she heard about Thomas’ alleged abduction last month. “I never saw anything wrong with our friendship. He made me feel safe and he tried to do that with all of his students, so I never saw it as too weird.”

 Cummins’ arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor, according to the TBI.

 

The latter claim stems from an incident in which Cummins allegedly kissed Thomas on Jan. 23, after which he was suspended from his job.

He was fired after he and Thomas went missing.

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 About that thing with youth...

 Having sex with someone,

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" Mistletoe" Earl Harris Should Be Alive (David too)

 

 There is always another option.

Hostage negotiators should have been called-in.

 

Michael Scott Winters, alias: Zebra One, alias: RoughRider56 was on the radio schlepping for re-election. 

 

An Honorable Navy Veteran was shot dead. For-shame. 

 

 

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  1. Deputies kill armed 73-year-old Ashland man ... - OregonLive.com

    www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/06/...

    Jun 11, 2014 ... Sheriff Mike Winters told a press conference Wednesday that both deputies fired and 73-year-old Earl Carlson Harris was hit at least twice.

  2. Ore. deputies 'left with no choice' in fatal shooting during...

    www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/7282689...

    Jun 12, 2014 ... Earl Harris, 74, of 35 Mistletoe Road, had additional weapons strapped to ... Oregon State Police and officers from Central Point, Ashland and ...

  3. Earl Harris' last stand - News - MailTribune.com - Medford, OR

    www.mailtribune.com/article/20140619/News/406190305

    Jun 19, 2014 ... A friend of Earl C. Harris, the man killed last week by sheriff's deputies during a forced eviction in Ashland, said Harris was "militant-minded" but a "great guy." ... An Oregon State Police-led investigation into Harris' death is ...

  4. Shooting involving sheriff's deputy investigated - News -...

    www.mailtribune.com/article/20140611/News/406110314

    Jun 11, 2014 ... ASHLAND — A shooting involving a Jackson County sheriff's deputy ... Oregon State Police and officers from Central Point, Ashland and ... Property records show Earl Cranston Harris as the owner on the Mistletoe property.

  5. UPDATED: Shooting involving deputy under investigation in Ashland

    www.dailytidings.com/article/20140610/News/406100309

    Jun 10, 2014 ... An Ashland property where a person was shot this morning by a Jackson County ... Jackson County property records identify him as Earl Harris. ... Court records reveal no criminal history in Oregon for Harris, who described ...

 

 

 Sorrowful for the deputies too. A situation completely & utterly avoidable.

A wrongful foreclosure & eviction!

For-shame. God have Mercy on all those who suffer at the hands of others. A good man in any camp. Mistletoe Earl Harris.

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SKY SKY  SENTENCING DELAYED

 " And everyone looked the other way for so long...the Mr. Loofah thing"  All on the Dead Indian Road. Airport to Dave's summit to Hyatt Lake and beyond - 

 

Date Filed #Docket Text
02/15/201715 ORDER by Judge Marco A. Hernandez. Granting  Unopposed Motion to Continue / Reset Sentencing as to Sky (1). The Sentencing hearing scheduled for April 10, 2017 at 9:00am is RESET to 8/3/2017 at 10:00AM in Portland Courtroom 14B before Judge Marco A. Hernandez. (jp) (Entered: 02/15/2017)
02/09/2017 
Unopposed Motion to Continue / Reset Sentencing by Defendant Sky. (Levine, Michael) (Entered: 02/09/2017)
09/13/201613 ORDER Granting  Motion to Continue / Reset as to Sky (1 ) Sentencing is RESET FROM 10/11/2016 TO 4/10/2017 at 09:00AM in Portland Courtroom 14B before Judge Marco A. Hernandez. The Court will assume 30 minutes is sufficient for sentencing unless the parties notify the Court two weeks in advance that the sentencing will (1) be evidentiary or (2) otherwise require more time. Simultaneously filed Sentencing Memos are due no later than WEDNESDAY of week before sentencing by NOON (and by end of day deliver a hard copy to Clerk's Office Attn: Kara Scheele, Courtroom Deputy). If the Sentencing Memos are not received on time, or the Court is not advised that none will be filed, the sentencing may be rescheduled. Defendant is granted leave to file sentencing memorandum and accompanying documents under seal without further motion or order, if same contains confidential information.Signed on 9/13/2016 by Judge Marco A. Hernandez. (kms) (Entered: 09/13/2016)
09/01/2016 
Unopposed Motion to Continue / Reset Sentencing by Defendant Sky. (Levine, Michael) (Entered: 09/01/2016)
07/15/2016 
OFFICIAL COURT TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS FILED Change of Plea as to Defendant Sky for date of April 18, 2016 before Judge Marco A. Hernandez, Court Reporter Amanda LeGore, telephone number 503-326-8184. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/17/2016. (LeGore, Amanda) (Entered: 07/15/2016)
04/18/2016 
 as to Defendant Sky.  Conditions of release Signed on 4/18/2016 by Judge Marco A. Hernandez. (nini). (Entered: 04/19/2016)
04/18/2016 Statement of Facts. (bb) (Entered: 04/18/2016)
04/18/2016 Plea Petition and Order Entering Plea as to Defendant Sky signed by Judge Marco A. Hernandez. (bb) Modified on 4/20/2016 correcting judge (bb). (Entered: 04/18/2016)
04/18/2016 Plea Agreement as to Sky. (bb) (Entered: 04/18/2016)
04/18/2016 Waiver of Indictment by Sky. (bb) (Entered: 04/18/2016)
04/18/2016Minutes of Proceedings: First / Initial Appearance, Arraignment, Plea and Detention Hearing before Judge Marco A. Hernandez as to Defendant Sky. Defendant waived reading of Information. Defendant advised of charges and penalties. Defendant sworn and examined. Defendant advised of rights. Government summarized charges. Waiver of Indictment signed and accepted. Court finds defendant capable and competent to enter plea. Guilty plea entered to the 1-count Information. Court finds guilty plea to be knowing and voluntary. Plea Petition and Plea Agreement signed and accepted by the Court. ORDER - Presentence Report to be prepared by U.S. Probation. Defendant released on conditions of release pending sentencing. Sentencing is set for 10/11/2016 at 11:00AM in Portland Courtroom 14B before Judge Marco A. Hernandez. The Court will assume 30 minutes is sufficient for sentencing unless the parties notify the Court 2 weeks in advance that more time will be needed. Simultaneously filed Sentencing Memos are due no later than 09/27/2016 by NOON. If the Sentencing Memos are not received on time or the Court is not advised that none will be filed, sentencing may be rescheduled. Counsel Present for Plaintiff: Greg Nyhus.Counsel Present for Defendant: Michael Levine.(Court Reporter Amanda LeGore) (bb) (Entered: 04/18/2016)
04/15/2016Scheduling Order as to Sky. At the joint request of counsel, Arraignment, Detention Hearing and Change of Plea is SET for 4/18/2016 at 11:00AM in Portland Courtroom 14B before Judge Marco A. Hernandez. Ordered by Judge Marco A. Hernandez. ) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
04/14/2016 Notice of Case Assignment to Judge Marco A. Hernandez.  (Entered: 04/14/2016)
04/14/2016 Defendant Information Relative to a Criminal Case Sheet as to Defendant Sky. (Entered: 04/14/2016)
04/14/2016 Information as to Sky (1) count(s) 1 - Conspiracy.  (Entered: 04/14/2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Indian Road. A Historic Road & Landmark. Lore


 
 JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – An Ashland man was killed when his car collided head-on with another vehicle near Ashland.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said on April 24 at around 1:50 p.m., a Honda Insight driven by 60-year-old John Allan Lockheed crossed the center line of Dead Indian Memorial Road.

Lockheed’s car hit an oncoming Chevrolet pickup truck with two people inside.

Deputies said Lockheed was pronounced dead at the scene.

The occupants of the pickup were taken extricated from their vehicle and taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The roadway was closed for about four hours during the investigation "

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ERICKSON AIR AIR AIR CRANE $$$$$$$

 

Splendid. 

 

 

Erickson emerges from bankruptcy as private firm

" Global aviation firm Erickson Inc., emerged from Chapter 11 court protection Thursday as a privately held firm after satisfying conditions of its reorganization.

Erickson’s manufacturing, maintenance, research and operational oversight of its S-64 helitankers and helicranes is primarily done at three Jackson County locations.

“We are very pleased to have completed our financial restructuring in such an efficient and timely manner,” President and CEO Jeff Roberts said in a statement. “Chapter 11 allowed us to achieve rationalization of our aircraft fleet and (remove) over $400 million in debt.”

Roberts said Erickson has significant liquidity to fund operations now and in the future.

Reached while traveling on the East Coast, Roberts said a key element in reorganizing the company in five months was keeping everyday elements separated from corporate changes.

“We really tried to have a select group of people focusing on restructuring and tried to keep it isolated from the rank and file, over the restructuring process, and even in the last two years,” Roberts said. “Because of that we’ve lost just one customer and have actually been able to attract new customers.”

Roberts said Erickson is bidding on significant contracts that could expand the business.

“As we win and secure contracts, we will evaluate our requirements for people,” he said. “We’ve added some positions and done some limited recruitment and hiring. But we want to be very prudent going forward. Some of the hardest things in business are when you have to go to people and tell them you are downsizing or have a reduction in force.”

Erickson, buried in debt due to acquisitions, loss of U.S. military and firefighting contracts, and diminished oil exploration, filed for Chapter 11 protection last November. The U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas confirmed reorganization March 22.

“With a stronger financial foundation and reduced cost structure, we are well positioned under the new business model to fund our operations and to further develop and expand our business in order to better serve our customers and enhance value for all stakeholders for years to come,” Roberts said.

As provided in the plan of reorganization, the pre-petition first lien debt was satisfied in full and holders of the Erickson’s pre-petition second priority senior secured notes received new common stock in exchange for their claims. The new ownership includes former bondholders. '

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                         Is David B. Rath all UP in the spearhead? 

Details Hidden:  Erickson, Inc. purchases Erickson Helicopters, Inc.

from Evergreen Holdings, Inc. "  and the rest was money history $$$

 

 To help guide Precision through its next phase, the Sturdevants partnered with David Rath, formerly president of Evergreen Helicopters prior to its sale to Erickson Aviation. Rath was familiar with Precision from his years of living and working in the area, and welcomed the opportunity to help grow the company without compromising its identity - See more at: https://www.verticalmag.com/features/meet-the-cabri/#sthash.OrYUhvko.dpuf

 

 

 

  

 

Angel DeLeon Wanted 4 Double Murder

 Who killed Troy Carney & Dave Lewis ?

That is double murder too !

 

The FBI is seeking Angel DeLeon, who is wanted for committing two murders as part of his involvement with the prison gang the New Mexico Syndicate. DeLeon is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico and has ties to New Mexico and Texas. He uses many aliases, including Jose Luna.

Additional information: https://www.fbi.gov/…/wanted-podcast-angel-deleon-1110…/view

If you have information of the whereabouts of Angel DeLeon, contact your local FBI field office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tips may also be submitted to tips.fbi.gov.

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 As always you can remain anonymous. 

 

 

What's the Diff between Suspect & Person Of Interest?

 

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Greg Walden/ Dave Lewis / It's Political

 

 

 

Walden staffers defend changes in pre-existing condition coverage

 

 

 In a tense meeting with demonstrators opposed to the Republican repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, a local representative of Congressman Greg Walden insisted that the vast majority of people with pre-existing conditions wouldn’t see changes to their coverage.

“There’s a very narrow set of scenarios in which folks with pre-existing conditions would have any impact on their health care coverage,” Walden’s constituent services manager Troy Ferguson told seven members of Oregon District 2 Indivisible Friday at the Republican congressman’s Medford office.

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 nder the American Health Care Act passed Thursday in the House of Representatives — and supported by Walden — the only scenario in which an individual would pay more for a pre-existing condition is if they lose coverage for more than 63 days or if their state places them in a high-risk pool, Ferguson claimed.

The only way they’d lose coverage altogether is if their state applies for a waiver, which Ferguson said would require a specific set of circumstances — including proof that the individual’s denial would reduce premiums for all policyholders, that the denial would increase enrollment and that the denial would stabilize the market.

Further, Ferguson said that the likelihood of such a denial happening in Oregon is “between slim and none.”

“What about all the other states?” Peggy Vernier of Medford asked. “We care about people other than just ourselves.”

Vernier also touched on costs, expressing frustration that Republicans rushed a vote.

“What I’m hearing is that Trumpcare will have a negative financial impact on people with pre-existing conditions,” Vernier said, relaying frustration that Republicans didn’t wait for the Congressional Budget Office to score the latest amendment. “The whole thing needs to be analyzed.”

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 Indivisible members also voiced objections over cuts to Planned Parenthood in the proposed legislation. There are local Planned Parenthood offices in Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. Planned Parenthood said 1,700 patients who utilize federal funds for at least part of their services are served annually in southwestern Oregon, which includes a region from Eugene to the California border. Federal funds cannot be used for abortion services.

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 Planned Parenthood is extremely important to me as they provided almost all the health care for me in my youth,” Lenora Kell of Eagle Point said, adding that she volunteered with the organization to provide sex education in the late 1970s. She voiced concerns about President Trump’s efforts to defund the agency.

“Does Representative Walden support Trump’s war on women, and does he support health care and education for all women?” Kell asked.

“I’m not going to say the congressman supports any war on women,” Ferguson said, adding that Walden said in an April 14 town hall meeting that the cuts would last only one year. “His justification is that money goes elsewhere and is put to better use.”

Bruce Bauer of Medford pressed Ferguson about whether any of those agencies that would benefit from the funding provide abortion services. Ferguson said no.

 

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Commissioner Doug Breidenthal & Jackson County Pot 

 Out of the shadows they will crawl...and crawl...slither & crawl

Breidenthal faces pot trademark dispute

 

  " A marijuana company based in Colorado has warned former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal that his cannabis business name may be infringing on its trademark rights.

Lauren T. Emr, a New York lawyer who represents American Cannabis Company Inc., said Breidenthal is using the identical name for his Medford store.

In a letter she sent to Breidenthal Feb. 22, 2017  Emr stated, “Accordingly, ACC demands that you immediately cease use of the American Cannabis Company trademark on your dispensary, or related products.”

In February, Breidenthal attempted to open his marijuana store, known as American Cannabis Company, but got embroiled in a lawsuit filed by investors.

Emr, who specializes in trademark and patent law, said in a phone interview that her company has been watching to see if Breidenthal opens the store under the same name. If he does, she said the company she represents could pursue legal action to protect its trademark rights.

Her company is not involved in the sale of marijuana products, she said, but helps companies acquire licenses to operate in states as well as preparing business plans and other documents to run a successful operation.

American Cannabis Company Inc. is established in a number of states where marijuana has been legalized, as well as in Canada.

A publicly traded company, with a share price of 60 cents as of Friday, American Cannabis has been hurt by negative publicity over Breidenthal’s company, Emr said. She said people researching the company find news stories about the Medford store.

Emr said her company has a “defacto trademark” that has gotten tied up with federal issues, including the disparity between states’ legalization and the U.S. government continuing to list marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug.

Breidenthal’s attorney, John Howry of Medford, said he received a copy of the letter from Emr but didn’t respond because the U.S Patent and Trademark Office doesn’t show any trademark attached to the name American Cannabis Company.

“This trademark has been abandoned and labeled dead,” he said.

As a result, he said he doesn’t think Emr’s company has any exclusive rights to the words “American Cannabis Company.”

Emr said she has specialized in intellectual property rights for more than 17 years and believes American Cannabis Company has established its trademark rights even though it abandoned its application with the Patent and Trademark Office. She said American Cannabis Company has faced federal problems registering a cannabis-related business so it decided not pursue the application for the time being.

But Emr said the trademark still applies because the company has been using the name since 2015.

“We have put them on notice that we have earlier rights to the name,” she said.</