Washington State Bar Racketeering caught on camera


From FEMA to Snohomish County Washington, dark  secrets unearthed; Washington State Bar Association to protect pedophiles and wife beaters like John E. Pennington

UPDATE: Public records reveal that Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe confirmed that John E. Pennington is man responsible for the rape of a 5 year old girl from Cowlitz County Washington


John E. Pennington, only suspect in rape of 5 year old child from Cowlitz County, Washington; also kicked out of a San Diego church for molesting two boys during a church camping trip




We’ve been investigating John Pennington’s past thirty years on this planet for over seven years.

Pages from Socipath John Pennington-2We never thought we’d get to this point, finally uncovering why John E. Pennington has been so desperately trying to hide hs past. Well it’s simple, he’s a pedophile ( who enjoys taking naked showers with little girls, molested two boys ) and a wife beater, and once the feds learned the truth he was terminated from FEMA.

John Pennington is a sociopath; and how he met an attorney named Michael Kenyon who helped Johnny cover up his rape of a five year old child from Cowlitz County.

Well documented in our past stories http://goldbarreporter.org/2015/04/04/attorney-michael-kenyons-dirty-bag-of-secrets-part-ii/

What John Pennington was trying to hide for so many years, his prior conviction for criminal harassment ( assault of an ex-fiancé in Oregon) as noted in the following public records as ” prior conviction”

In 2000, John Pennington was George Bush Jr’s campaign manager here in Washington State.  Soon after George Bush Jr. was elected ( or stole the election with his brother’s assistance depending what you believe), George Jr. appointed John E Pennington and Michael Browne to positions inside FEMA. Sadly for America, not one FEMA Director was qualified for such positions.

As a result of Michael Browne and John Pennington’s inability to read, write and think effectively caused thousands of minority deaths in Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina was an eye opener for those of us who actually earned accredited degrees and whose parents taught us to think critically. George W Bush Jr.’s decision to appoint friends instead of educated and skilled people resulted in massive human loss of life In New Orleans.

Had this story ended in New Orleans, we wouldn’t be exposing John E.Pennington today. But it didn’t, why is simple, because Washington State Senator Jennifer Dunn decided to use her political clout to appoint an uneducated bum to FEMA Region 10 ( Pacific Northwest).

What is even crazier is that George W Bush made an executive appointment without ever running a single background check on John Pennington prior to appointing him.

All that changed when America started calling for Michael Brownie’s head for causing  so many deaths in New Orleans. Perhaps Michael Browne might have survived press scrutiny had he not put in his email that was heading to Nordstroms to purchase new clothes for the cameras, while at the same time thousands of African Americans were floating down the street or in lock down inside an unsafe convention center.

African Americans were drowning in the streets of New Orleans, because FEMA Directors lacked basic college skills to handle such a disaster. In the case of Michael Browne, an unaccredited undergraduate degree as well as unaccredited law school diploma. In the case of John Pennington, an online diploma mill degree from an online school the U.S. Dept of Education said sold online diplomas at a flat rate, California Coastal College.

Hurricane Katrina, good bye Brownie, Hello Penny

After Michael Browne and Bernard Kerik made a laughing stock out of the George W and America, George Jr was quoted as saying ‘ Penny will make a great director of FEMA.”This was November 2005. But this time, the feds actually ran an extensive background on John Pennington, and discovered what we learned through years of sifting through public records. John Pennington is a dangerous sociopath with real anger management issues; anger he often takes out on women and children.

I never really thought much of George W Bush Jr. other than he’s a spolied little rich kid who never worked for a living. For the same reason, I couldn’t vote for Al Gore in 2000. Thus, I became one of Ralph Nader’s Raiders in 2000.

Fact is that I probably ran into John Pennington at the Republican National Convention that year in Philadelphia. I, and 1,000,000. Americans blocked the entrance to the Republican National Convention Center preventing many of George Jr’s delegates from accessing the convention center that year.

I was a proud member of Massachusettes ACT UP from UMASS, and had traveled all over the U.S. protesting what I believed to be unequal treatment of economically disadvantaged Americans in favor of corporations. I’m a strong believer that America should place ” people over profits.”

Strangely, I always had respect for George Bush Sr. Why is simple: George Sr is a well educated savey free thinker who listens to his opponents. Unlike his son, George Jr. , who was given a little too much growing up without working for it.  Hard work goes along way in molding one’s self esteem.

In 2005, Michael Browne was blamed for the deaths of thousands, because he was appointed to a position that he wasn’t qualified for.  So when George Jr. had to make a new appointment to FEMA Director, he looked to a devil wrapping himself with pages of the Bible, while at the same time molesting children and violently assaulting a pregnant woman in her third trimester, John E. Pennington.

For those reporting the news in Washington D.C just after George Bush Jr’s FEMA Directors caused so much misery to so many residents and their survivors in New Orleans, Bush Jr. was quoted as saying ” Penny would make a great Director.”

Because the feds didn’t want George Jr. to go through yet another scathing news story like he did when he chose Kerik to head Homeland Security (who ended up being prime suspect in a murder case and had direct ties to organized crime) and Michael Browne and his fake degrees with extensive skills in horse breeding debacles, any appointment would go through extensive background checks prior to Congressional Hearings.

As a result of the feds extensive background check on John Pennington, he was forced to resign from FEMA or be exposed in a very public way. John Pennington lied about his termination from FEMA stating that he and Tamara Doherty were caught misusing the FEMA credit cards.

This was simply a smoke screen to cover up what we just learned from a federal source over Labor Day Weekend.

John Pennington was terminated from FEMA because the feds learned what we reported on over the last seven years; pedophilia deviant uneducated child abuser who has sick fetish for kids, John Pennington. A sociopath who reminds me of Ted Bundy.

Unfortunately for Oso Washington residents,  George W Bush Jr.’s  administration thought it was ok to set him loose on Snohomish County residents just so George Jr didn’t have to suffer public press embarassment again.

On March 24, 2014, John Pennington caused 43 residents in Oso Washington to suffocate to death in Washington State’s most preventable loss of life natural disaster. Instead of mitigating loss to human life, John Pennington worked on his fraudulent online diploma, operated his personal business on the County’s dime and while using county resources and staff, violently assaulted children and women, and criminally harassed me right from Snohomish County Offices operating an online blog ” The Sky Valley Chronicle.”An online blog owned by Aaron Reardon but operated by Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg who plead guilty to bank fraud in 2005), John Pennington,  and Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers.

I believe John Pennington should be charged with negligent homicide for the 43 people he killed in the Oso mudslides.

Since John E. Pennington killed 43 Oso residents in the mudslides, we have searched his travel records and beleive he is responsible for missing children in four different states, and have ample evidence to state John Pennington is the man responsbile for the rape of that five year old child from Colwitz County Washington.

Sadly, John Pennington remains on the loose up here in Snohomis County. So long as John Pennington remains on the loose, I will continue to investigate and report on his criminal sexual deviant conduct.

Protecting Our children from a sociopath like John Pennington is worth every sacrifice we’ve made as a result  of shinning much needed sunshine on cockroaches who harm molest and abuse our kids.

Our Children’s mental well being has no price tag.  I agree with Hillary Clinton ” it takes a village to raise children.”

John Pennington’s trial in the Oso mudslide debacle will be live streamed by the Gold Bar Reporters starting in June 2016.  Stay tuned, it will be our pleasure to bring it “live” to our followers.

John Pennington’s involvement with Echo Lake animal abuse sex scandal will be discussed in the very near future.  Let’s just say,  ” Penny is a sick bastard!”







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


Washington State Bar Association, Inc.

Placing profits over people”


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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




King County Washington animal abuse scam, racketeering, and the movie “ZOO”

UPDATE: Gold Bar Reporters have every reason to believe

Jenee Westberg is on the run in Boulevard California

 ( major drug running area from US to Mexico)


King County has an enormous amount of animal abuse cases.  For those of us who truly care about the rights of the wrongfully convicted and who support sunshine laws, we could not turn a blind eye to the injustice in seventeen animal abuse cases from King County.

How and why these cases linked back to several attorneys and one man claiming to be an auto paint sales person from Spokane County will be discussed in another article.

In September, I started investigating one case after hearing a horrific story about a woman from King County who was charged and convicted in violation of Brady v Maryland.  As a result, I am now actively investigating seventeen animal abuse cases resulting in wrongful convictions.

Why is simple: it’s called corruption.


The issue of using animals for sexual gratification will be discussed a later article about the movie ZOO and its intended purpose of advocating animals for sexual pleasure.

Welcome to Washington State, and the main reason why the City of Gold Bar is going bankrupt hiding John E. Pennington’s records ( and his log book at Echo Lake involving a few stellar members of the Washington State Bar ).

After reviewing evidence collected from King County, mainly involving a star witness and King County animal control officer named Jenee Westberg ( aka Lynn Jones),I feel confident stating that Jenee Westberg’s criminal conduct amounts to Racketeering, and I am calling for a federal grand jury to investigate Jenne Westberg for criminal Racketeering ( threats to human life and property, extortion, bribery, and drug trafficking using the animal abuse rescuse to accomplish those goals).

My readers should be happy to know that Jenee Westberg has since been fired from King County for “theft for county time.” Basically for falsifying county reports.


Above is a picture of Jenee Westberg inside a police car after being arrested for drug possession of veterinarian horse tranquilizers, and meth.

One can only speculate who gave Westberg the horse tranquillizers.

Before publishing Jenee Westberg’s long and extensive criminal history, as Ajournalist I felt compelled to contact King County Prosecutors and Judges, because they were involved in seventeen criminal prosecution of twenty two innocent King County residents, after knowing Jenne Westberg is a criminal with a long and extensive history, amounting to Racketeering.

Gold Bar Reporters letter to King County Prosecutors

Mr. Larson/Mr Satterberg,   I’d liked to talk with you about Jenee Westberg ( Lynn Jones) and Hannah Mueller and who and why Ms. Westberg was allowed to testify against 17 victims while she was being prosecuted for theft and drugs, and arrested for counterfeiting US money.  Obviously we’re deeply concerned about the Brady issues and what the county plans to do with the 17 victims. By victims obviously, I am referring to people who may or may not be guilty, until they get a fair trial we shall never know. Will we?

Also, I’d like to talk with you about John Pennington and Crystal Hill ‘s( Berg, fraud 2005) domestic spying and illegal tracking of us citizens traveling overseas involving my partner and I coming from London Heathrow Airport to Seattle International on May 24, 2015.   Sadly Crystal  Hill, John Pennington, and two corrupt police officers, one from King County, Cary Coblantz, and a Duvall Officer Lori Batiot, placed their crimes inside public emails and records.    How we know this: King County turned over records between the DOJ Interpol and King County, and the City of Shoreline implicated Penningtons and Sandra Meadwocraft ( text messages).

Please let me know when you can talk Mr. Larsen or Mr. Satterberg.  I plan to write a  story about Jenee Westberg soon, and I wait more records on the Penningtons and Batiot ( as the City of Duvall and Shoreline attorneys are withholding  many more records involving Batiot, Coblatnz, Hill Pennington  and a few crooked lawyers from Kenyon Disend’s law firm ( King, Turpin, Meadowcraft, Kenyon, and Soto).



King County Prosecutor Mark Larsen’s response:

Subject: RE: fraud involving Jenne Westberg and illegal tracking of us citizens abroad

Here is what I can share from our records: We received information in November of 2012 that caused us to put Westberg on our Brady list. Since that time, we have observed our obligations to share that information in pending trials.  I believe we met our legal obligation.

Mark Larson Chief Deputy,

Criminal Division King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Seattle,

WA 206-477-1970

First, I’d like to thank King County Prosecutor Mark Larsen for taking the time to write and give the County’s position on this scandal. I realize that without conversation, there can be no solutions on what King County’s responsibilities are to the seventeen criminal convictions that resulted because judges and prosecutors concealed a violent, dysfunctional, drug addict named Jenee Westberg’s extensive criminal and drug history.

From the evidence we have in our possession, we feel confident reporting that Jenne Westberg scouted her victims homes while being paid by King County , and was paid off to find billable hours for two animal rescue facilities, one in Snohomish and the other in Woodinville, Washington.

This story is simply defined as Racketeering, predicate acts of Jenee Westberg include extortion, threats to human life and property, all because several persons involved in animal recuse enjoy billing/bilking several Washington State counties around $60,000.00 a month, and enjoy the massive amounts of donations from the public

However, Ms. Westberg could not have accomplished her racketeering goals of making criminals out of non-criminals to make a fast buck on the backs of taxpayers and to silence anyone who opposes their corrupt and criminal conduct” alone.

But not without the assistance of the Seattle media, KOMO, and a reporter from the Seattle’s “Stranger” who strangely directed a movie titled Zoo ( sick bastards advocating sex with animals).


With no surprise, the very same people involved in this Racketeering for profit scandal of creating non-existent animal abuse scandals to fill their pockets with taxpayer monies are major supporters of having sex with animals.

Most the recuse animals are connected right back to three farms, one in Snohomish, Enumclaw, and another in Woodinville.

More on the Movie Zoo later, but let’s just say the reporter who directed Zoo is a very close and personal friend of a child abuser from Snohomish County (resident of Duvall) named John E. Pennington; and phone records from the City of Duvall confirm that the Stranger spent an enormous amount of time on the telephone with corrupt Duvall Washington police officer Lori Baitiot.

Public records from the City of Duvall document Lori Batiot is guilty of racketeering.

From public records, I feel confident reporting that the horse scandal above is just the tip of ice berg, and also involves drug trafficking. More on drug trafficking later, but for those of you inside law enforcement who are part of the drug ring up here in Snohomish County, you can assume that the evidence I collected has been placed in the hands of someone who will publish it long after I am no longer living.

Today I decided to publish the first of many more true stories to come on corrupt animal control officer Jenee Westberg, but Westberg didn’t do this alone.


 Oso mudslide area, John Pennington connection to thief Lin O’Dell.   




Republished with permission from http://www.uninformedconsent.org/

Animal Abuse Allegations at epidemic levels. Those targeted say it’s malicious prosecution… and it’s about the money… lots of money.

Jason Markley says he is falsely accused. He says every stitch of the so-called “evidence” used in his prosecution for animal abuse was manufactured. He says he can prove it but the judicial system has turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the evidence he uncovered.

Markley says the King County Prosecutor’s Office concealed a 45 incident career criminal history of one of their primary witnesses. This included 2 felony arrests – one for VUCSA (drugs) in 2008 and another earlier for shoplifting in 2006. This is a money making criminal business mode alive and will in the entire state. King and Pierce County are leading the pack.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and auditor Julie Anderson have a competing amount of malicious prosecutions compared to King County as in currently being revealed by some of his staff.

One of the more spectacular is the Dr. John Diller case where the county and DEA illegally seized over a $1.5 million of Dr. Dillar’s property (and his 39 horses) and still have not produced any grounds for doing so.

There are many more just like Dillar in Pierce County. The bilking of the county is running amuck. Even when the Pierce County Council was alerted to it – Lindquist failed to prosecute the real culprits.

In King County the main witness for the prosecution has been Regional Services of King County Animal Control Officer Jenee Westberg. Westberg has worked for King County since 2002.

Where her Kent 2006 shoplifting should have caused a “Loudermill” proceeding – there was none. It also should have put Westberg on the King County Prosecutor’s “Brady Officer” list. But it didn’t.

In 2007, the Loudermill proceding began with tardiness, then ended with “dishonesty and theft of county time.” It led to a 4-day suspension in September of 2008.

On January 24, 2008, even though Westberg’s supervisor, Sgt. Steve Couvion came to pick up the inebriated and stoned Westberg (with her dog) after being arrested and booked for a rather spectacular VUCSA felony with over 9 counts of criminal law, Westberg was still not put on the King County Prosecutor’s “Brady Officer” list.

Neither felony arrests were mentioned in the Loudermill proceedings nor was the concurrent 2008 ATV gross misdemeanor (3rd prosecution going on at the same time) also being prosecuted by the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

Conversely all three criminal prosecutions were conspicuously absent from all three of Westberg’s official “Loudermill” proceedings in (2008, 2013 and 2014) even though Westberg’s supervisor, Sgt. Steve Couvion come to pick Westberg up from her VUCSA booking with the Black Diamond Police in 2008. The arresting officer noted Couvion had an extended conversation regarding “professional courtesy” at the time.

Further requests of public documents recently reveal that there was an internal investigation regarding Westberg’s 2008 VUSCA felony arrest within animal control. Couvion’s statement was in direct conflict with the Black Diamond arresting officer’s statements.

Couvion stated, I am not certain how it all came about of her being an ACO. Perhaps when they had probable cause they went through her belongings and find the badge then, I do not know.”

With the Black Diamond Police referral for probable cause to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, the Black Diamond arresting officer narrative was clear about how they were first made aware of Westberg’s King County Animal Control employment and her King County badge.

Officer Huff: “I made contact with the female driver of the vehicle, I immediately saw a King County badge sitting on her lap. I advised the driver why I stopped her and asked for her license, registration and vehicle insurance. As I was speaking with the driver, later identified as Jenee A. Westberg (DOB: 01/30/76), I could smell an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Westberg advised me that she had recently purchased the vehicle and was on her way home after riding her horse. I asked Westberg who she worked for and she stated she worked for King County Animal Control. She later advised me she did not have any vehicle insurance. I returned to my vehicle and asked for Narcotics K9 handler…”

In 2008, curiously, Westberg’s defense counsel, Robert D. Rhodes IV (WSBA# 31089) brought in 5 letters “attesting to her “professional competence, passion, honest and reliability” (4:25) from Westberg’s “employers” which he took back (5:32) from Judge Mariane Spearman as he left the courtroom – so nonw were never put in the court record. (080520 Sentencing Audio: 5:43)

During the 4 months of Westberg’s 2008 VUCSA prosecution that King County Prosecutor, Maggie Nave (WSBA# 19004) expedited, Maggie Nave was the primary prosecuter. It was heard in front of then District Court Judge Mariane Spearman (wife of Chief Justice Michael Spearman who is currently Chief Justice on the Court of Appeals Division I). Mariane Spearman is now a King County Superior Court Judge.

Earlier, in October of 2007, Westberg had been a part of the prosecution of Gina and Darryl Lindsey (Case 07-1-11067-1) brought by KCDPA E. Bradford Bales (WSBA# 28791) then prosecuted by the King County Deputy Prosecutor Julie E. Kline, (WSBA #35461) for animal cruelty.

Animal Control Officers Dave Morris and Steve Couvion visited Lindseys followed by an entourage of others including Jenny Edwards of Hope for Horses, Washington State Animal Response Team (WSART) president, Gretchen McCullum (a known ARE). The entourage of which are enriched by successful prosecutions.

On the same day as Westberg’s arraignment, March 19, 2008, Darryl Lindsey was extorted into a plea bargain misdemeanor by King County Prosecutor E. Bradford Bales in order to exclude Darryl’s wife Gina Lindsey from being prosecuted. It was agreed on March 19, 2008.

On March 19, 2008, the very same day, Westberg pled not guilty to the VUCSA felony arrest in court in front of Judge Mariane Spearman though Westberg had over 9 criminal violations and over 19 counts of moral turpitude within that arrest.

No one disclosed any of this to Mr. Lindsey.

On December 3, 2007, Patrick Gleason (Case# 07-347400) was targeted by King County Animal Control Officer Sgt Steve Couvion, Dave Morris, (both Westberg’s supervisors, Steven Fuscher, Jenny Edwards (Hope for Horses), and veterinarian Heather Stewart.

On February 5, 2008, Jake Rider (Case 08-1-00331-7) was prosecuted for animal Cruelty. Jenee Westberg was dispatched to Rider’s residence on December 7, 2007 and acted as a primary witness with ACO Sgt. Dave Morris and veterinarian Heather Stewart.

No one disclosed anything to Mr. Rider about Westberg’s criminal career.

On March 16, 2009, Nicole Pappas (Case# 09-1-04160-8) was visited by Westberg and veterinarian Hannah Evergreen aka Mueller, then prosecuted for animal cruelty. Westberg and Mueller were the primary prosecution witnesses.

No one disclosed Westberg’s criminal history to Pappas.

February 26, 2011, Christy Diemond (Case# 11-1-06177-5) was targeted by Westberg and veterinarian Hannah Evergreen aka Mueller through King County Sheriff Sgt. Bonnie Soule, Jenny Edwards of Hope for Horses, Jamie Taft and Bonnie Hammond of Save a Forgotten Equine and – the now disgraced King County Sheriff Major Crimes Detective Robin Cleary. (Cleary was terminated for criminal malfeasance through her affiliations with the now incarcerated drug dealer/pimp/embezzler Darrion Holiwell).

Cleary has a conspicuous presence in many of these cases.

No one mentioned Westberg’s criminal history to her.

In Diemond’s case, her defense counsel SCRAP Dave Roberson (WSBA# 19298) and the KCDPA Maggie Nave acted in concert to conceal Westberg’s criminal history while Ms. Nave denied knowing anything about being the head prosecutor in Westberg’s 2008 VUCSA case in front of Judge Mariane Spearman.

Judge Jim Rogers allowed the trial to go forward even when it became evident they had perjured themselves as officers of the court. Rogers was a long term law school classmate of Roberson. Rogers had worked with Ms. Nave for a decade and a half before taking the bench.

Recently, public records revealed Ms. Nave had other problems that started over a decade before Diemond’s arraignment.

There was a letter of reprimand in Nave’s personnel file that was no small matter. In it, Chief Deputy, Mark
Larson states: “On August 17, 2011, I learned of a concern about cases in your office that had not been filed/handled. As you know, our response was to open an investigation to determine the truth of this suspicion. Mark Stockdale, from the Civil/Employment section, headed the investigation.

At the conclusion of that process, it was determined that cases under your care had, in fact, been mishandled. The scope of the case mismanagement is outlined in an accompanying memo from Assistant Chief Erin Ehlert. However, a summary version is that over 100 cases in your office for some types of review (all of which were file-able cases), were neglected and not filed within the statute of limitations.

Nothing more needs to be said about the significance of this mismanagement, In any other practice, this would be considered malpractice. It is also of significance that this failure stretched over a long period of time, dating back to 1999. In other words, this was not a singular failure or a problem that arose in one particular time frame. Rather, the failure was repeated, persistent and profound.

The mismanaged files taken represent 117 case files from September of 1999 – July of 2010. Westberg’s case was not among them.

Nave was defrocked of her post as the Chair of the District Court Unit. Larson goes on to state: “Failure to meet these expectations in the future will lead to further discipline, up to and including termination.

Nave is currently one of two early plea negotiators for Animal Cruelty, interestingly included in this assignment is “Tampering with a witness or Public Servant.

None of Ms. Nave’s malpractice history was ever disclosed to Diemond. Nor does it appear there was any oversight or chain of custody of the evidence.  Nave continued to conceal this exculpatory evidence.

Nave then made a textbook mistrial.  Nave passionately told the jury during her close that Diemond’s horses “had gained weight and were doing well now” when in fact both Diemond’s horses had been euthanized under the care of veterinarian Hannah Mueller aka Evergreen and SAFE due to Mueller’s improper feeding and care. This happened 10 months and 16 months post possession and in the care of Mueller and the “rescue” organizations.”

Rogers failed to call a mistrial.

April 4, 2011 Darryl Lindsey was targeted a second time by Westberg and veterinarian Heather Stewart. The prosecution never disclosed Westberg’s criminal history. Judge Mary Roberts found Westberg’s collection of evidence unlawful and the case ended up dismissed.

On April 7, 2011, Cherish Thomas and Jason Markley were targeted by Westberg. They claim Westberg kept them and their 4 children hostage for 4 hours by patting the gun Westberg later claimed she didn’t have. Westberg appeared to be “high.” Markley claimes Westberg was terrorizing him and his family.

No one told Thomas or Markley that Westberg had a criminal record until Markley’s attorney found it.April 11, 2011 Shannon Dunham was targeted by Westberg, veterinarian Heather Stewart, King County Sgt Tony McNabb and Christina Bartlett – associates of the disgraced Major Crimes detective. Robin Cleary who has a presence in many of these cases.

Dunham was never told of Westberg’s criminal history.

On March 30, 2012, Westberg targeted Dell Adams and Sue Jackson (Case# 12-1-02069-4).

No one disclosed Westberg’s history to them.

It turns out the lead prosecutor in most of these cases, King County Deputy Prosecutor Gretchen Holmgren (youngest daughter of Mike Holmgren) never disclosed any of Westberg’s criminal history as required when there is “exculpatory” evidence. This is an issue coming up in the Mark Lindquist prosecutions also.

In addition, Holmgren concealed a third concurrent 2008 ATV gross misdemeanor and the fact Westberg was having a second “Loudermill” hearing resulting in a 2nd suspension for dishonesty and “theft of county time” while Markley and Diemond were attempting to defend themselves.

Westberg was terminated earlier this year for criminal malfeasance and has been placed on the King County Prosecutor’s “Brady Officer” list.

Yet the King County Prosecutor’s Office had done nothing to address and/or correct Westberg’s testimony in Markley’s case and 21 others just like it.

King County have done everything to conceal it and are currently being sued under the Public Records Act (PRA)for withholding information surrounding these cases. A second PRA was filed May 21, 2015 for King County’s further withholding of public documents.

When a prosecutor withholds evidence that would serve to prove of benefit to a defendant (exculpatory), it is known as a “Brady violation” says Markley who claims he has become more legally savvy than he ever imagined with no criminal record of his own until he was wrongfully accused.

Markley says that the prosecutor never disclosed the qualifications of their other primary veterinarian witness, Hannah Mueller aka Evergreen, who appears to have provided counterfeit and incompleteschool transcripts in 2004 to the State Dept. of Health to become licensed as a veterinarian in the State of Washington.

Markley says Westberg and Mueller aka Evergreen switched (see photo upper right) his horse with 1 – 3 “after” horses with the help of “rescue” organizations – that they all committed perjury during his trial then proceeded to quadruple bill the county for “Alex” under several other aliases.

She (Ms. Holmgren) can’t even get the breed of the bait’ n switched animals straight. Holmgren says Alex is a Quarterhorse and “Save a Forgotten Equine” (SAFE) says he’s Morgan, says Markley. The horse,”Mr. Pibb” (another “after” horse) shown on TV news several times appears to be an Arabian (third horse).

Markley’s wife, who was a co-defendant in the same trial in the same room at the same time – only with a jury – was dismissed because the jury didn’t believe the “after” horse was the same horse either. Some of the jurors risked sanctions by speaking up they were so appalled by the prosecution’s claims during trial.

The judge in that case, Judge Cheryl Carey was quick to berate Markley even though the jury dismissed Thomas with the same evidence. She sentenced Markley, who has never been in jail in 42 years, someone who home schools his 4 children, to 30 days in jail and 240 hours of community service.

Markley says many veterinarians and rescues are profiteering through embezzlement and fraud on taxpayers dollars while King County has failed to act. When the prosecutor creates a distressed property, they profit more by acquiring a distressed property at 30% – 70% of market value.

Markley claims he has uncovered 100’s of 1000’s of dollars billed to the county (and paid) for manufactured care and double to quadruple billing for the same horse under several different names (through public records requests). He believes there are at least 21 cases since 2006 in King County and it appears to be epidemic nationally.

To complicate matters further, the King County prosecutor in his case, Gretchen Holmgren-Peterson, who has prosecuted a majority of King County’s animal abuse cases like Markley’s, is the youngest daughter of one of the most elite highest-paid football coaches in the National Football League’s history, millionaire (and 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominee) Mike Holmgren.


Click on picture above to view the video of Markley’s Sept. 12, 2014 COA Oral Arguments

Markley claims he has found through court records that Ms. Holmgren is no stranger to allegations of malicious prosecution in her short, part-time career, most recently, in late 2012 at the same Court of Appeals with the Hon. Verellen writing the opinion.

Verellen also sat on Markley’s COA panel along with Chief Justice Michael Spearman (Judge Mariane Spearman’s husband) and the Honorable Michael Trickey.

In the Dunham case Holmgren attempted to collect an extra $13,000 in restitution for the care of her two mini horses and a goat, Markley’s horse “Alex” and another two horses from another (third) case.

When exposed, the prosecutors switched from Gretchen Holmgren to Kelsey Schirman.

Schirman acknowledged the $13,000 “miscalculation” then asked for another year’s worth of restitution while there was no documentation filed with that request.

The judge in that case – the honorable Mariane Spearman (wife of Chief Justice Michael Spearman) – chose to “deny the request at this time.”

Markley says there are at least 5 more cases where Ms. Holmgren has participated in questionable acts as a prosecutor, some still active.

Markley has submitted his discoveries and evidence in the form of a “Statement of Additional Grounds” (SAG) to the Court of Appeals, a “SAG addendum“, SAG addendum and a point by point “SAG response” to Ms. Holmgren’s argument, but so far – and during oral arguments September 12, 2014, none of the judges panel chose to visit the controversial topic in front of an audience which included not only Ms. Holmgren but her high-profile father sporting his Super bowl ring. (See the video above).

Prosecutor Holmgren says Markley is guilty of animal abuse because he fed the animal “local hay” 3 -4 times a day and put shoes on the horse.

While defense counsel, Casey Grannis pointed out that even if one assumed Markley was guilty, the prosecution picked the wrong law to prosecute – Ms. Holmgren claimed the local hay Markley “provided was of no nutritional value” – something local hay growers are outraged about because most of them provide forage analysis with the purchase of their hay.

Ms. Holmgren then admitted that she had no evidence of that claim such as as laboratory forage analysis.

Tipton Hudson, MRS, Kittitas County Director of WSU’s Extension program of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (hay specialist) couldn’t disagree with Ms. Holmgren more. In an email responding to this claim he states:

” While Eastern Washington is known for producing high quality hay consistently because of the increased portion of the growing season with favorable conditions for curing hay, there is certainly plenty of high quality hay produced in Western Washington that is successfully fed to livestock, including horses.

Making generalizations about hay-growing regions of the state and applying that to a given situation without forage test data, and without any other relevant supporting information, would be an error.”

Ms. Holmgren went on to claim that, “The only reason for a horse to be “shoed,” (proper term is “shod’) as presented by testimony during trial, is so that the animal can be ridden.”

Ms. Holmgren said this while her own expert stated during trial there are therapeutic reasons to put shoes on a horse “such as the crack developing in one of Alex’s hooves.” says Markley.

More to come…Updated June 30, 2015

How to “Photoshop a horse for court. Below are the photos used in the Markley trial as the “After” horse.

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Dave Somers marks a new sunshine era for Snohomish County Washington


Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive Elect 2016-2020

Most of you who know me well, know that I seldom ever support any specific candidate, because I seldom trust politicians. Washington Coalition for Open Government President Toby Nixon is one exception.

However all that changed this year, while in Great Brittan, I learned that Dave Somers decided to run for Snohomish County Executive against John Lovick’s corrupt executive officers.  Which as of today, I can affirmatively state extends to Olympia.

I remember contacting Dave saying I’d like to make a campaign contribution to your campaign, can you please let me know who your campaign manager is, and his response was that he was a one a man show.

I encouraged Dave to stay the course, because I spent countless hours on the phone ( sometimes pulling all nighters) with other like minded sunshine citizens who are frustrated and fed up with the corruption.

I know Washingtonians are ready for a clean and honest government, and are now frustrated enough  to take an active role in holding corrupt government officials accountable. However, I asked Dave to remember one basic political science principle its we the people and that only reason voters will vote for you is that they perceive you as their best chance for change.”

This year’s election is proof, but time will tell if Dave remembers his responsibility to we the people, not ye the corrupt few.”



Looking over the last three years, I became a regretful voter of Governor Inslee. When Governor Jay Inslee decided to back a thug and bum named John Lovick for Snohomish County Executive, who for years covered up for executive criminals like John E. Pennington, Mark Ericks, Brian Lewis, Peter Camp, and Brian Perry, I knew he was part of the problem up in Snohomish County.

Governor Inslee’s silence on the corruption inside every Washington State agency is quite disturbing and has me left regretting my vote.  Surprisingly, Governor Inslee stopped all death penalty cases here in Washington – something I highly respected him for- but after reviewing evidence of massive corruption inside every government agency in Washington State, I’ve come to believe that he felt that its ok to place victims of our corrupt government in jail or label citizens felons so long as we don’t kill them.

Perhaps he was having trouble sleeping at night because he knows how corrupt Washington State government is?  By allowing our government to “trump up criminal charges on hard working honest citizens, turning them into criminals, I believe Inslee is part of the problem.”

Sorry Governor Inslee I gave you two years to attack the massive corruption inside our government but You chose to ignore it. You and John Lovick not only ignored, but you allowed it to grow like a cancer met to every organ of this state.

I can’t stop seeing images of that small baby pulled lifeless, dead, from the Oso mudslides; mudslides could have been avoided had John E. Pennington not told former Executive Aaron Reardon in an email ” its good to build boss.”  An email that we turned over to John Pennington’s Oso victims, hoping to help add a little closure to the gross amount of pain and suffering John E. Pennington was allowed to cause to so many.

I admit I am not John E. Pennington’s only victim.

I blame John Lovick and John E. Pennington for causing the deaths of 43 people, because instead of doing his job, John Pennington criminally harassed a citizen on the County’s payroll, operated his own for profit company, never earned an accredited college degree, and criminally assaulted women and children,  instead of mitigating loss of human life.

According to Snohomish County’s charter, mitigation was solely John E. Pennington’s job, and if having caused 43 people to suffocate to death wasn’t’ deserving of F” for failure, I’m not sure what it is.

But instead in May 2015, John Lovick wrote an email letter to John  E. Pennington stating ” You’re a great leader”, which triggered a response from me saying  If killing 43 people in Oso mudslides is evidence of a great leader, I’d hate to see what your definition of a bad leader is Mr. Lovick.”

For over three years, I turned over mounds of files on John Pennington to the Washington State Bar totaling over 1800 pages of Exhibits; Exhibits the Washington State Bar tirelessly conspired to exclude (and Linda Eide and Lin O’Dell tried to destroy, but were unable to because we sent those files via emails preserving those for years to come) hoping to continue the massive cover up all in an effort to protect a political bum’s criminal conduct.

If I were Governor, I would have filed negligent homicide charges against John E. Pennington, not allowed him to collect a $11,000.00 a month welfare check, thus adding insult to the people he killed in Oso. But instead John Lovick and Jay Inslee ignored and spit on their constituents.

John Lovick’s career is over just like Aaron Reardon, and as a  result of allowing John E. Pennington to criminally harass citizens instead of mitigating loss of life in Washington State’s most preventable nature disaster loss to human life, the Oso mudslides.  John E. Pennington is being sued for Racketeering in U.S Federal Court, and more likely than not a new RICO suit will be filed for his, corrupt cop Lori Batiot, Joe Beavers and Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud 2005) criminal conduct in 2015.

see http://twitdoc.com/view.asp?id=172712&sid=3P9K&ext=PDF&lcl=RICO-files.pdf&usr=Sunshine2015K&doc=252796214&key=key-vCgcyry8MG3PdTevxTaE


“ Hecka of job, double Johnny boys”

Over the last seven years, I’ve had my life threatened by John E. Pennington, and Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud 2005)  and Joe Beavers. I had my property rights extorted by the trio, but not without the assistance of Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel members  Linda Eide, Lin O’Dell, Julie Shankland, and Alison Sato, and our wonderful friends from Snohomish County Prosecutors Office, Mark Roe, Margaret King, and Sean Reay.

The amount of damage the above people have done to Washington State must be repaired, otherwise We see no end in sight.

As a youngster, I campaigned for a lot of politicians, but knowing Dave Somers is a honest politician who holds true to his promises, I was ecstatic to hear that may be, possibly, Snohomish County government may have a chance of conducting itself in a honest and respectful manner.

Bigger question is whether Dave will continue the cover up for the criminals listed herein, or expose them with hell of a lot of Sunshine. Time will tell.

My only hope is that I don’t regret my decision to back Dave Somers as Snohomish County’s only clear chance for Sunshine in 2016, because I know that once he crosses what I consider to be an ethical line, my compassion for him will turn to stone and I will spend another century scrutinizing his conduct as well.


If the voters stop acting like sheep, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in.


The remnants of hurricane George Jr., robbing our children of the American dream


In 2000, when Florida Governor Jeb Bush assisted his brother, George Bush Jr, in stealing the Florida elections, I knew America was trouble. I’d probably feel pretty good saying I told ya so!” except its because  of George Jr. that America has over 4,000 American soldiers ten feet under and another 32,000 plus permanently disabled for life. http://antiwar.com/casualties/

“Hecka of a job, Georgie”

Now, here we are sixteen years after an uneducated spoiled little rich kid from Kennebunk Port Maine decided to implement silly standardized testing inside our schools.  Today we have ample evidence that not only is standardized testing not teaching our children basic fundamentals of English, but its robbing our children of one of the most basic fundamentals of all, a happy and healthy childhood.

I remember saying well it sure looks like Georgie and the useless Dick Cheney’s of our World are trying to widen the gap between the rich and the poor, molding our kids into sheep instead of free thinkers.”

At least now I have a teacher from Polk County Florida who agrees with me.

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) leaving kids behind

The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills. To receive federal school funding, states must give these assessments to all students at select grade levels. The Act does not assert a national achievement standard. Each individual state develops its own standards. NCLB expanded the federal role in public education through further emphasis on annual testing, annual academic progress, report cards, and teacher qualifications, as well as significant changes in funding.

As a result of NCLB, most schools cut American Civics, physical education, basic writing and public speaking classes. I remember while in constitutional law, my professor would always call on me because when he’d call on the younger generation of kids in the room  most would say I don’t know.”  This prompted my professor to say are you going to tell a judge you don’t know?” When he called on me, I always had an answer, because when its a subject I like, I am well prepared. Pretty normal

What my con law professor saw in me is what my parents instilled in me to do always, have an opinion and take a stand for a greater cause regardless of the cost to one’s self.  This World isn’t just about me or you.

The three most important classes that help shape America’s children are American Civics, Public speaking and writing. Stripped away because a dumb little rich kid like George Jr.  ( born with a gold spoon in his mouth) have every incentive to make sure that America’s children behave like sheep,  and not good American citizens who question government officials.

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty”  Norman Douglas

This I believe is the main reason why the rich enacted laws like NCLB – to create followers instead of leaders.

My question for my readers: Why has President Obama not abolished the NCLB?

This week, America lost a fantastic teacher, to what I perceive to be a hands on assessment of how a little rich kid that never worked a day in his life decided to play leader, screwed our children for years to come, from the one thing that makes America one of the greatest Nation’s on Earth, our voice.


Polk County school teacher, Wendy Bradshaw, Ph.D. resignation letter

Wendy, You are Gold Bar Reporters American hero for 2015

From Polk County school teacher, Dr. Wendy Bradshaw

To: The School Board of Polk County, Florida

I love teaching. I love seeing my students’ eyes light up when they grasp a new concept and their bodies straighten with pride and satisfaction when they persevere and accomplish a personal goal. I love watching them practice being good citizens by working with their peers to puzzle out problems, negotiate roles, and share their experiences and understandings of the world. I wanted nothing more than to serve the students of this county, my home, by teaching students and preparing new teachers to teach students well. To this end, I obtained my undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in the field of education. I spent countless hours after school and on weekends poring over research so that I would know and be able to implement the most appropriate and effective methods with my students and encourage their learning and positive attitudes towards learning. I spent countless hours in my classroom conferencing with families and other teachers, reviewing data I collected, and reflecting on my practice so that I could design and differentiate instruction that would best meet the needs of my students each year. I not only love teaching, I am excellent at it, even by the flawed metrics used up until this point. Every evaluation I received rated me as highly effective.

Like many other teachers across the nation, I have become more and more disturbed by the misguided reforms taking place which are robbing my students of a developmentally appropriate education. Developmentally appropriate practice is the bedrock upon which early childhood education best practices are based, and has decades of empirical support behind it. However, the new reforms not only disregard this research, they are actively forcing teachers to engage in practices which are not only ineffective but actively harmful to child development and the learning process. I am absolutely willing to back up these statements with literature from the research base, but I doubt it will be asked for. However, I must be honest. This letter is also deeply personal. I just cannot justify making students cry anymore. They cry with frustration as they are asked to attempt tasks well out of their zone of proximal development. They cry as their hands shake trying to use an antiquated computer mouse on a ten year old desktop computer which they have little experience with, as the computer lab is always closed for testing. Their shoulders slump with defeat as they are put in front of poorly written tests that they cannot read, but must attempt. Their eyes fill with tears as they hunt for letters they have only recently learned so that they can type in responses with little hands which are too small to span the keyboard.

The children don’t only cry. Some misbehave so that they will be the ‘bad kid’ not the ‘stupid kid’, or because their little bodies just can’t sit quietly anymore, or because they don’t know the social rules of school and there is no time to teach them. My master’s degree work focused on behavior disorders, so I can say with confidence that it is not the children who are disordered. The disorder is in the system which requires them to attempt curriculum and demonstrate behaviors far beyond what is appropriate for their age. The disorder is in the system which bars teachers from differentiating instruction meaningfully, which threatens disciplinary action if they decide their students need a five minute break from a difficult concept, or to extend a lesson which is exceptionally engaging. The disorder is in a system which has decided that students and teachers must be regimented to the minute and punished if they deviate. The disorder is in the system which values the scores on wildly inappropriate assessments more than teaching students in a meaningful and research based manner.

On June 8, 2015 my life changed when I gave birth to my daughter. I remember cradling her in the hospital bed on our first night together and thinking, “In five years you will be in kindergarten and will go to school with me.” That thought should have brought me joy, but instead it brought dread. I will not subject my child to this disordered system, and I can no longer in good conscience be a part of it myself. Please accept my resignation from Polk County Public Schools.

Wendy Bradshaw, Ph.D.

Thank you Dr. Bradshaw, I resigned from the Washington State Bar Association for the same reasons.  For I cannot in good conscious be a part of this disordered system either.

Our government has failed.

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