Gold Bar’s Mayor fires Kenyon Disend and orders Keating, Bucklin, and McCormack to stop filing SLAPP suits

In March 2019, Gold Bar’s new Mayor Bill Clem publicly terminated Gold Bar’s law firm http://www.kenyondisend.com and ordered https://www.kbmlawyers.com/and its Attorneys Shannon Ragonesi and Amanda Butler to stop filing and  pursuing SLAPP suits against the Gold Bar Reporter.

A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. Such lawsuits have been made illegal in many jurisdictions on the grounds that they impede freedom of speech.

In late 2017, the Gold Bar Reporter learned from a source that attorneys Shannon Ragonesi, Amanda Butler and Ann Marie Soto were frustrated because the Gold Bar Reporter was close to exposing who was really funding litigation against Anne Block, the Gold Bar Reporter, in various lawsuits including Block v. the Washington State Bar Association et al

After public records revealed that Attorneys Shannon Ragonesi, Amanda Butler, Michael Kenyon, and Ann Marie Soto committed racketeering offenses against the Gold Bar Reporter, on September 12, 2018, the below story was published ( noting that the Gold Bar Reporter has never been sued)

Funniest part of this story is both Amanda Butler and Ann Marie Soto have requested admittance to the US Supreme Court in Block v. the Washington State Bar Association et al, this after both were caught via public records filing false declarations with varrious  courts, using Keating, Bucklin, and McCormack’s client and now King County Judge Michael Scott, in attempts to SLAPP down our legal rights to request access to public records and file suit.

We now know from Mayor Bill Clem and public records from Washington State Attorney General’s Office, that Kenyon Disend and Keating Bucklin and McCormack were not representing the City of Gold Bar, but are in fact being paid by Washington State Attorney General’s Office to fight Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block.

Public records confirm that the Washington State Attorney General’s Office has been funding the war against the  Gold Bar Reporter for over 10 years, misappropriating millions of public monies, and after the foregoing true story about Shannon Ragonesi, Amanda Butler and Ann Marie Soto’s felonious conduct of illegally removing and tampering with FBI National Crime Information Center Records (NCIC).

Now it looks like Keating, Bucklin, and McCormack, attorney Amanda Butler, along with the Attorney General’s Office ( working in concert with Association of Washington Cities) is funding the war against Thomas Paulson ( more on this story soon) in Paulson v Mountlake Terrace.

 


 

Snohomish County Prosecutors and attorneys tampering with FBI National Crime Information Center data

Soto        Ragonesi profile-1-20-amanda-g-butler-senior-associate--370

   Shannon Ragonesi                        Ann Marie Soto                       Amanda Butler            


          

In November 2017, the City of Gold Bar’s attorneys Ann Marie Soto and Shannon Ragonesi decided to have a meeting with a federal witness Brandia Tamuu.  Besides the obvious, tampering with a federal witness ( a felony in Washington), both entered into a bribery scheme to remove the witness’s criminal arrest warrant and criminal history from the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) criminal data base.

Public records from the City of Gold Bar, from November 21 to December 20, 2017, document that in November 2017, attorneys Shannon Ragonesi, Amanda Butler ( who later learned was also present) Ann Marie Soto were contacted for a meeting by a convicted animal abuser. The woman was desperate for money, had in fact tried extort the Gold Bar Reporter for money/car, and had offered to meet up with Ragonesi and Soto at the Law Firm of Keating Bucklin McCormack Inc in downtown Seattle. Brandia Tammu needed money as she was being threatened with eviction from her home.  In exchange for meeting with Ragonesi and Soto, the woman would get money and her City of Everett arrest warrant and conviction for animal abuse would be cleared.  Tammu claimed to have dirt on the Gold Bar Reporter, but had nothing of value except speculation on why the Gold Bar Reporter moved West, and it was quite apparent from an insider at the law office that the woman is suffering from mental health issues.

According to the woman, Ragonesi and Soto agreed to clear her criminal arrest warrant and conviction from NCIC via ACCESS.

Ragonesi and Soto also told the woman that they could issue secret subpoenas for any document they so desired, and further offered to help the woman get a restraining order against the Gold Bar Reporter’s news reports.  One witness said that the woman recorded their meeting, but we have no knowledge of whether this is true or not.

The Washington State Patrol turned over the woman’s criminal history one week before and a week after the Ragonesi and Soto November  2017 bribery  meeting, and it is clear that just days after this meeting, the criminal conviction record and arrest warrant were wiped from NCIC via ACCESS.  The person who cleared the woman’s ACCESS records was Michael Meyers, King County police officer.

The City of Gold Bar, at the bequest of Ann Marie Soto and Shannon Ragonesi, illegally claimed that the meeting records were exempt from public disclosure. Obviously, a lawsuit forcing disclosure is coming, and Ms. Soto and Ms. Ragonesi will be deposed.

In early 2018, Gold Bar’s new Mayor Bill Clem agreed to an interview with the Gold Bar Reporter and he said ” those people who are threatening you are now threatening me.”

 

NCIC was created to assist law enforcement track or apprehend persons that may be a danger to society or have outstanding criminal warrants. When a  police officer stops  a person driving or is a suspect,  s/he should know whether the person has a criminal history.  For this reason, ACCESS and NCIC are searched, hopefully alerting the officer a potential danger to them or outstanding court issues of the driver or suspect.  Self protection according to the US Supreme Court.

But here in Washington State, the FBI NCIC database via ACCESS is being tampered with as political favors, bribery schemes, and to enhance criminal sentencing if a defendant is convicted of crime.

Over the past year, we found case after case where mainly prosecutors inside King and Snohomish County government are illegally removing criminal history from the NCIC. Now we have direct evidence that Kenyon Disend’s attorney Ann Marie Soto and Keating Bucklin and McCormack are being paid by Washington State Attorney General’s Office as “Special Assistant Attorney Generals’ (SAAGs).

 


Date of Offense 06/22/2012
Court Case Number 12180
Court Date 07/24/2012
Court Case Description LOWER KITTITAS DISTRICT COURT
Court Disposition Status:CLOSED 20120724
Court Level TRAFFIC
Court Offense DUI
Identifying Info on Record
Name on Record MICHAEL RAYMOND KENYON
Date of Birth April 1959
Sex Male

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