” The Eye of the Storm is near”

Nocturnal insects scatter when light is shone upon them. This week has been a very good week for those of us who support open government.   Aaron Reardon’s right hand man Gary Haackenson (Haackenson) resigns, and Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office (attorneys sworn in to uphold the laws) are fined for hiding public records.  Cost to the taxpayers of Snohomish County exceeds $650,000.00.
Gary Haackenson, an Aaron Reardon appointee allowed to stay on after the Democrat controlled Snohomish County Council appointed Sheriff John Lovick, resigned last week stating ” I am retiring.” According to public records, Haackenson is sixty seven years old.  A little young to be retiring. Although the first time we met Haackenson, he looked his age, but over the last five years, Haackenson looks like he’s aged 10 years.
Now, we’re not sure about our readers, but we don’t know anyone who retires before the age of fifty. Haackenson personally wrote the Gold Bar Reporters stating ”  my retirement was not a sudden event. It has been planned for the past year.” 

We say “bull shit!  If Haackenson’s  retirement was not a sudden event, he would not have accepted a position with new Executive John Lovick. ”  But in a matter of fairness, we post Haackenson’s comments.

The Snohomish County Daily Herald  writes about Haackenson ” He brought a measure of calm during the most turbulent period in modern Snohomish County politics.”  However, what the Daily Herald failed to mention was that the eye of the storm has not yet reached Snohomish County, Washington. But it’s close, and just as the eye of the storm is upon Snohomish County, Haackenson unexpectedly resigns.  No surprise that when light is shone, cockroaches scatter.
Haackenson avoided being implicated in the Aaron Reardon http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130214/NEWS01/702149999 scandal, directly, but  where there is one cockroach like Aaron Reardon, there’s thousands more hiding in the dark. Hiding in the dark until light is shone upon them.
In addition, to Haackenson jumping ship this week, Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel (Weikel) resigns as Snohomish County’s Department of Information Services Director.  In February 2013 when Reardon was caught with his pants down
(literally), the Snohomish County Council voted to remove Department of Information Services ( public records) from his control and appoint Auditor Weikel to oversee all Snohomish County public records requests.  Early last week, scum bags from Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office and attorneys Jason Cummings, Sara Di Vittorio, and Sean Reay agree to pay a hefty fine for illegally withholding public records.
The cost to the taxpayers of Snohomish County exceeded $650,000.00. As a result, Weikel throws in the towel as Director of Snohomish County’s public records. Can anyone blame Wiekel for not wanting to take responsibility for Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe’s criminal conduct?
A friend said ” well, Weikel was scheduled to hand over control of public records to Executive Lovick’s Office in February 2015 anyhow.”   This is true, but Weikel’s decision to turn over control to John Lovick comes nine months early, and upon the heels of criminals, also known as Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay, Sara Di Vittorio, and Jason Cummings agree to pay a fine to cover up their criminal conduct, costing taxpayers over $650,000.00 for hiding public records. Concealing public records in Washington State is a felony.

RCW 40.16.010 states in pertinent part:
Injury to public record. Every person who shall willfully and unlawfully remove, alter, mutilate, destroy, conceal, or obliterate a record, map, book, paper, document, or other thing filed or deposited in a public office, or with any public officer, by authority of law, is guilty of a class C felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than five years, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.
Blaming Carolyn Weikel for hiding public records simply because she had some control over access to public records would not be justified since Snohomish County Prosecutor and Executive John Lovick’s Office have been allowed to answer their own public records requests with no oversight from Weikel since Reardon was forced to resign.
A great example of the problems Ms. Weikel faced as Director of Information Services came last week when Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay, Jason Cummings, and Sara Di Vittorio, were fined by a judge over $650,000.00 for concealing and hiding public records.  Weikel did what was in her best interest after learning of the Prosecutors’ illegal conduct, she jumped ship just before the eye of the storm reins upon Snohomish County.
Prosecutor Jason Cummings appears to be the biggest criminal in Snohomish County. Here’s what we found when we did a simple “Google” search on Jason Cummings  confirming that he’s involved in a lot of shady corrupt shit in Snohomish County.
Here’s just a few:
In February 2009, the Gold Bar Reporter sent Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management a public records request seeking ” all email communication sent or received by John Pennington.”  As of today, Snohomish County has yet to answer this request.  A complaint will be filed against Snohomish County seeking access to these records before the end of the year.  The Statute of Limitations does not toll until the agency complies with RCW 42.56 ( Public Records Act).  The cost to the taxpayers will exceed over $1,000,000.00 for the last five years of illegally withholding access to public records.
According to one insider ” the county and the city of Gold Bar violated your civil rights and are hiding public records because it will cost the agency more in the penalty phase if they do not.”  Another insider blew the whistle much further, an issue that will be addressed inside a racketeering complaint to be filed in United States Federal District Court shortly.
” The eye of the storm is yet to come. ”  But it’s coming and its involves illegal access to non-pulibc records illegally obtained through pedophile and Snohomish County’s political appointee John Pennington,  also a pedophile who caused thousands of deaths in Hurricane Katrina and 44 deaths in Oso Washington mudslide debacle.  stay tuned.


  1. […] are referring to have much bigger problems then my blog, seriously: I think they are headed into “The Eye of the Storm”  according to Ms Block, I hope she finally got all of her info together to file her Federal Suits. […]


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