Snohomish County Prosecutor has direct line to US Federal District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez

A couple of months ago, we noticed that someone from Mercedes, Texas came onto the Gold Bar Reporter at the exact same time, looking at the same articles, as someone from Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.

A few years ago, we started researching several judges, including United State Federal District Court, Seattle, Ricardo Martinez, and noticed that he still has family in Mercedes Texas.

What should be noted is that the Gold Bar Reporter has two pending lawsuits in Western Washington Federal District Court, Seattle Division.  Judge Ricardo Martinez has self assigned himself to each and every case involving Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block.

Noticing Mercedes Texas and Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office on the Gold Bar Reporter on the same day at the same time, looking at exactly the same article, these facts resulted in a public records request to Snohomish County government seeking three prosecutors’ telephone records, Joseph Genster, Jason Cummings,  and Snohomish County’s newest racketeering thug, Adam Cornell.

We really didn’t believe that we’d get anything. But we did – and our hunch was correct, Judge Ricardo Martinez and Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office has been engaging in direct exparte communication.

Judge Martinez’s telephone number is 206-370-8999 and is posted below.  

Click to see Snohomish County Prosecutor Joseph Genster and US Federal Court Judge Ricardo Martinez’s caught in exparte communication.caputured in public records.

Judge Ricardo Martinez even left a two minute voice message that the County has refused to turned over.  Why,  can best be explained as major corruption i.e case fixing and exparte communication.  As such, Snohomish County was notified that a lawsuit will be filed forcing disclosure of our telephone records.

Why hasn’t the Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit, Judge Sidney Thomas, investigated US Federal Court Judge Ricardo Martinez for corruption?

“Exposing those who abused our children inside Kiwanis Club’s Ok Boys Home sexual abuse scandal”

Sexual abuse is a serious allegation.  Just as the Gold Bar Reporter did in exposing pedophile John Edward Pennington Jr., we began researching, sifting through countless public files inside the Washington State Digital Archives, reading files and list of victims and perpetrators, and contacted victims and perpetrators alike before publishing.

The Problem for John Edward Pennington Jr. is simple: we obtained court documents, in case he was deposed, he admitted that he was kick out of a church in San Diego California after two boys during a church camping trip said ” John Edward Pennington Jr. stripped naked and asked us to jerk him off.”‘

Just like Ted Bundy, John Edward Pennington Jr has left Washington State, and is now on the campus of University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).  We have Alaska’s former Governor Sara Palin to thank for helping John E Pennington get his fraudulently obtained online degrees, he paid a $1500 flat rate for, inside UAF.  A relationship John E Pennington brags he has engaged in as a extramarital affair while she was married.

John Edward Pennington Jr. refused comment.

This story is centered around those got away with raping our children, mainly politicians from Olympia.

As most of my readers know is, the Gold Bar Reporter is nonpartisan, if you’re a pedophile, a domestic abuser, or a corrupt political official, we are going to report on it.  Whether you’re a Republican or Democratic, is of no concern.

Interesting to note for our readers, the Boys Home in Lincoln Nebraska, continuously searches our website for ” John Edward Pennington Jr.” For those of you who don’t remember the Boys Homes was the center of the largest sex abuse scandal in US history titled “the Franklin Sex Abuse Scandal.”  The Franklin Sex Abuse scandal involved mainly political officials who were allowed to sexually abuse our children in exchange for political favors by federal officials.

An acquittance, who was also  a victim of sexual abuse, one time said to me ” My stepdad sexually abused me. He was an employee of Lockheed Martin.  He would often bring friends home to rape me too.  Not sure where they came from… just seems to me that pedophiles know who each others are. Must be some kind of high sign or key words that pedophiles use to identify themselves with other pedophiles.”

What ever happened to the victims of the Ok Boys Home?” 

Between 1985 to 1994, the State of Washington, employed and licensed Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) social workers, who sexually abused Washington State’s foster children inside the Ok Boys Home.

The Ok Boys Ranch was operated by the Kiwanis Club, who were political officials, including uncontested Washington State House of Representative and Republican from Cowlitz County, John Edward Pennington Jr, a  man convicted of fraud by Washington State Attorney General’s Office, G. Geoffrey Gibbs, Senator Marlin Applewick ( who our readers would be happy to know is now a Court of Appeals Division One Justice), and Senator Hatfield ( who son was arrested hog tying and raping his step brother; learned behavior).

Over a period of 23 years, residents of the O.K. Boys Ranch experienced a shocking multitude of incidents involving abuse, neglect, sexual assault, gang rapes, and group beatings by other boys and staff.  These incidents, when documented, were routinely dismissed by DSHS, Children and Family Services and numerous review boards.

An example of one serious incident, one witness said “On the evening of June 14, 1992, five boys from the Ranch broke into a nearby house, stole alcohol and brought it back to their rooms. Upstairs, after drinking the booze and sharing it with two more boys, the group of seven disrobed.” These children’s were being supervised by DSHS counselors, and our very own Snohomish County Prosecutor  Adam Cornell was one such on site counselor who was paid to supervise. Adam Cornell was under 21 himself at the time.

The resulting “orgy,” as everyone later called it, lasted through the night. Staff members, required by law and contract to provide 24-hour supervision, broke up the scene twice but didn’t keep the boys separated. Sex continued until the morning. The youngest victim was 11 year of age.

In 1989, then the OK Boys Ranch came up for license renewal at DSHS, Washington State Auditors discovered  that finances were completely unacceptable, with documented Kiwanis Club over-billing and double-billing of state money for services.  For the first time,  the State of Washington accused the Kiwanis Club of a  pattern of not reporting incidents of abuse, sexual assaults, gang raping, sexual gratification and sexual assaults’ by DSHS employees inside the Ok Boys Home.

According to the State of Washington, not one employee,  reported sexual abuse of our children to the police, DSHS or the boys’ parents, as required by law. The state auditor reviewer deemed the OK Boys Ranch “NOT IN COMPLIANCE” with state regulations.  An understatement; public records from Olympia document this was done to limit liability to the state of Washington who failed to protect our children.

Despite this scathing audit of 1989, the OK Boys Ranch remained open, given a temporary license for 6 months to bring the home up to state standards and the Kiwanis Club was allowed to “repay”  the taxpayer money stolen through Kiwanis Club’s over-billing scam costing the taxpayers over $100,000.00.

Due to pressures from the State of Washington’s Risk Management services lead by the direction of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, mainly its head counsel, Stewart Estes and Rebecca Roe ( yes the big sister of disgraced former Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe), the Kiwanis Club was issued a temporary license, and at Attorney General Stewart Estes’s direction, that agreement was abruptly modified into a full license with a sweet heart deal allowing the Kiwanis Club to evade criminal charges of the theft of $100,000 in owed double billing funds, reduced to a mere $6,903 with a promise to take on two extra boys at no extra charge.

Allegations against Estes were lodged as far back to the Boys Home story, a story were are working on.  Our readers should be happy to know that Attorney Estes now works for Keating, Buckling, and McCormack Inc ( also assigned as Special Assistant Attorney Generals and Special Assistant Prosecutors for Snohomish County – more this story soon) assigned by Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell.

With no surprise, the Kiwanis Club breached its agreement, and failed to take in any additional children.

By 1996, the Kiwanis Club’s OK Boys Ranch was finally shut down, after numerous lawsuits over abuse began. over ten years after the first allegation of abuse was lodged against Kiwanis inside the Ok Boys Home.

It all started when Thurston County Police Department received a complaint against the Ok Boys Home in Olympia.  According to a victim, one such young counselor inside the Ok Boys Home was Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell aka “Adam Stubbs.”

The Gold Bar Reporter contacted Adam Cornell after receiving a credible tip from a victim of the OK Boys Ranch.  The victim filed suit, and that complaint is still open on ongoing allegations of misconduct by Adam Cornell brought rise to our interest in “what ever happened to the victims of the Ok Boys Home” story.

Adam Cornell said the Edmonds Beacon, “My mom was an alcoholic and drug addict. Plain and simple,” he said. “My father was also an alcoholic, and used to beat the crap out of my mom. My dad left us when I was 5, and I never saw him again.”

“Like many children placed in foster care, it was not easy for us to keep in touch, but we did, and our relationship has endured as adults,” Cornell wrote on his Facebook page last year.

In 2001, Cornell graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School College in Portland.

Cornell’s entry into Snohomish County law came in 2001 when he became a judicial clerk for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Ellen Fair, an Edmonds resident who recently retired in disgrace after she was caught fixing cases for Snohomish County and Washington State Attorney General’s Office as “risk management.’

Judge Fairs’ crimes against Washingtonians was well documented inside Snohomish County corruption scandal involving the theft of foster children by Snohomish County employees for dollars. 769642 In re the Welfare of AH Amended MAR

Judge Fair resigned shortly before the Court of Appeals Division One issued the above scathing decision in The AETH case.  A case that wasn’t assigned to Judge Fair, but one that she worked behind the scenes to corrupt by appearing inside a judicial proceeding, in an effort to transfer custody of a 4 year old child to a Snohomish County Sheriff Officer in spite of no finding of abuse against the biological parents.

Adam Cornell by all accounts was a protégé of corrupt Judge Ellen Fair, in Cornell’s own words “She pointed out a place on Pine Street that was for rent,” Cornell said, “so we moved from Silver Lake down to Edmonds. It was Ellen who really is responsible for bringing me to Edmonds. And the work in Superior Court put me in contact with people in the office, where I made connections. People knew Ellen and my work, and I’d like to think that people thought I had a good head on my shoulders and a good temperament for the work.”

With connections to corrupt Judges like Ellen Fair and Judge Janice Ellis, who we recently caught “fixing cases” against the accused, it didn’t take long for Cornell to become a deputy prosecuting attorney from 2002 through 2018.

During that time, ” Cornell worked inside the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle as a special assistant attorney, prosecuting federal drug trafficking, firearms, and financial crimes in direct violation of the laws of Washington State which prohibit a prosecutor from serving in any other function other than that of a prosecutor.”

In 2019, several employees inside the Prosecutors Office filed complaints against disgraced Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe of sexual assault and discrimination. One such accuser was Chief of Operations Bob Lenz, who claimed that Mark Roe was the perpetrator of a  hostile workplace filled discrimination mainly targeting women and gays.

In 2019, Bob Lenz filed suit in King County Superior Court against Snohomish County.

The lawsuits allege allegations during Adam Cornell’s assignment in charge of the criminal division, but he either has early stages of dementia or is simply covering up for a sexual deviant named Mark Roe.

Cornell said “Mr. Lenz’s claims are focused upon the comments and other conduct of my predecessor, and frankly describe conduct that is highly inappropriate in any workplace,” Cornell wrote. “I consider it particularly important that a prosecuting attorney’s office, which the public looks to for the enforcement of the laws, must operate at the highest level of professionalism and respect.”

Mr. Cornell failed to mention that Bob Lenz’s allegations also involved Cornell’s conduct of discriminating against persons over the age of 40.  The US Supreme Court held that persons over the age of 40 are protected class.  A class that Adam Cornell either failed or missed inside Constitutional Law while at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Over the last year, we spent hundreds of hours sifting through public records, newspapers, and Washington State archives before publishing.   What really caught out attention was the fact that then Attorney General Christine Gregoire never charged a single state employee with sexual abuse of our children, not even a misdemeanor charge of failure to protect our children while inside the OK Boys Homes.

We have a lot of file to publish, so stay tuned; we are going to posted articles, and reports, issued by the state itself, and complaints. But first, we need to redact names of the victims before publishing the files.

In the meantime, we note that Snohomish County Adam Cornell is holding true to his promise to sexual deviant and disgraced Prosecutor Mark Roe that he would “carry on the tradition of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office” as he is now accused to several maliciously prosecutions which shall lead to his Recall Petitions.

Snohomish County’s newly elected Sheriff Adam Fortney covering up the murder of Nickolas Peters

In October 2018, Snohomish County Sheriff  Officer Art Wallin murdered an unarmed man, Nickolas Peters.  Peters was only 24 years of age.  Ever since murdering Peters, Deputy Wallin had been on paid administrative leave soaking up thousands from the taxpayers of Snohomish County.

Sheriff Ty Trenary ordered an independent investigation of the murder of Peters. The Peters family sued Snohomish County for wrongful death, violating the civil rights of their son.

The final investigative report found that Deputy Art Wallin’s murder of Peters was not warranted, and found Deputy Art Wallin was guilty of using excessive force. KIRO 7 reports

According a University of Michigan Law Professor, ” Excessive force by a law enforcement officer(s) is a violation of a person’s constitutional rights.  Excessive force is defined by the use of force greater than that which a reasonable and prudent law enforcement officer would use under the circumstances is generally considered to be excessive.”

After the Peters’s family filed a civil rights suit against Snohomish County, allegations surfaced that a resident had taken a video of Deputy Wallin’s murder of Peters.  Contrary to police reports, Snohomish County Detective Shawn Stitch, and newly elected Sheriff Adam Fortney, were on the scene prior to Deputy Wallin’s firing at least two fatal shots, murdering Peters.

The man who videotaped the murder of Peters was questioned by Adam Fortney and Detective Shawn Stich, handed a copy of the video below to both officers, and asked by Stich and Fortney to never tell anyone about the video.

Initial police reports signed and submitted into public record by Deputy Wallin, stated falsely, that Nick Peters was trying to evade the police when he shot and killed Peters, and had refused to bring his truck to a stop.

The video contradicts Deputy Wallin’s statements.

The video below shows that Peters was not a threat to any officer, did in fact have his hands up in the air, the truck was idle, Deputy Stich jumped on the hood of the truck, and then Deputy Wallin fired at least four gunshots at point blank rage, murdering Peters.

Peters girlfriend was in passenger’s seat can be seen being physically yanked by her hair and thrown to the ground like a bag of potatoes, by our newly elected Snohomish County, Adam Fortney.

Imagine sitting inside a truck, a police officer jumps on the hood of your truck, murders your unarmed hands in the air boyfriend, and then orders you out of the vehicle.

A few thoughts might come to mind like will Deputies murder me too?


The above video was obtained by the public records act, and posted by reporter Lori Shavlik at “Injustice In Snohomish County”

Sheriff Ty Trenary terminated Deputy Wallin after the final report supported that Deputy Wallin’s shooting of Nickolas Peters was not justified and violated well settled police training protocols.

But this wasn’t the first go around for Deputy Wallin.  Wallin’s disciplinary file from Snohomish County documented that he also used excessive force in Lake Stevens in 2016 and was almost terminated, but the Union, unfortunately for the Peters family, saved his job.



Adam Fortney sworn in 2019 as Snohomish County Sheriff Officer, apparently forgot that lying and violating the civil rights of citizens hardly meets the definition of upholding the laws of Washington and complying with basic min. Constitutional provisions in place since the birth of our nation

Soon after the above video was released, Snohomish County Council voted to settle the wrongful death suit filed by the Peters’s family for $1,000,00.00, and the newly elected Sheriff Adam Fortney “rehired”  Art Wallin reinstating him with back pay ( at the county taxpayers’ expense) as a deputy sheriff K-9 handler with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

After viewing the above video obtained under RCW 42.56, several facts are as clear as the skies over Normandy Beaches.  Peters had his hands above his head in plain view of  officers Wallin and Stich, his car was not moving as previously claimed by Wallin, and Deputy Stich jumped on the hood of Peters’s truck just before Wallin fired least two shots at point blank range murdering Peters.

Wallin police incident reports signed and declared to under oath fasely stated that the Peters’s truck was moving. Not sure about our readers, but not only does the video document that Wallin should be added to the Brady List ( as any other dirty lying cop should be), but it’s hard to jump on the hood of a moving truck.

Not sure about our readers, but we’re not sure how a suspect with his hands up in the air, with his car idle and not moving, could pose a physical threat to an officer, especially when that officer jumped on the hood of the suspect’s moving truck.

Let’s call it what the video clearly show it was, it was a murder of a fellow Washingtonian by our lovely Snohomish County Sheriff Officer Deputy Art Wallin.

Nothing new in Snohomish County government where the criminals are running our judiciary, our prosecutors, our public defenders, and our Sheriff Office, and being directed by Association of Washington Cities to hide and destroy public records as “risk management.”

In both these cases, Special Assistant Attorney General, Sara DiVittorio, who managed for Association of Washington Cities and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office of Risk Management ( also known as Department of Enterprise Services), Snohomish County’s Public Disclosure Unit has committed countless felonies against the taxpayers of Washington State by hiding and destroying public records to limit liability. Instead of correcting criminal behavior committed by public officials, like former Director of Emergency Management, John Edward Pennington Jr. who raped, kidnapped, and then tried to murder a 5 year old girl in Cowlitz County, Sara DiVittorio was destroying and hiding public records to limit financial liability to the agencies.

In State of Washington v Keland Guinn

769642 In re the Welfare of AH Amended MAR

Newly elected, and fine Sheriff in blue, Sheriff Adam Fortney, said his predecessor erred when he concluded Deputy Wallin violated policy,  and against the advice of counsel, rehired Wallin. Adam Fortney and Art Wallin attended the Washington State Police Academy together,and have been personal friends ever since.

Does Snohomish County taxpayers really need another murderer on its payroll? 

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney is nothing more than a common criminal and should be Recalled from office before he misappropriates additional public money to cover up the murder of  your son or daughter. ‘


We are one another’s brothers and sisters.  Mr. Peters was murdered by Snohomish County Sheriff Officer Art Wallin, and cover up by our Sheriff Adam Fortney.

Is this really the best that the voters can do? Elect a criminal in blue?


It’s time to Recall Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney for his crimes against “we the people.”




“We punish petty thieves, and appoint the greatest thieves of all to public office”

” The time is always right to do what’s right” Martin Luther King.  

Great American leaders, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony, Harriett Tubman, and Martin Luther King, kept moving regardless of the hostility and attacks they faced, including threats to their lives.

I faced threats, as many of my readers already know.  Honestly, fighting corruption, doesn’t come without a price, and threats to my life are part of exposing corrupt acts of government officials.

Not only have I had a Washington State Senator named Steve Hobbs, and his staff, Kevin Thomas Hulten, issue physical threats to my life, I now have a United State Marshall issuing what I consider to be threats to harm  and conceal access public records here in Washington State.

Must be something really good inside Washington State’s PERs records.

The issue of what constitutes a threat is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as:

A communicated intent to inflict physical or other harm on any person or on property. A declaration of an intention to injure another or his property by some unlawful act. State v. Schweppe, Minn., 237 N.W.2d 609, 615.

A declaration of intention or determination to inflict punishment, loss, or pain on another, or to injure another or his property by the commission of some unlawful act. U. S. v. Daulong, D.C.La., 60 F.Supp. 235, 236.


Public records are public records, asserting, via a US Marshall that requesting judges records are not permissible is no more unlawful than a robber breaking into my home trying to steal property.

RCW 40.16.010 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.



Recently, a United States Marshall called asking why we are requesting several Western Washington United States Federal District Court Judges Public Retirement System (PERs)  records.  The call came from telephone # 206-718-6490. This telephone number is linked to a man named Arnulfo Arreola.

Here’s the gist of the US Marshall’s text message communication with the Gold Bar Reporter: 

US Marshall:” All I was interested was, what is your intention with Judge Jones information”

Me: “well I’m sure you’re aware that three state courts have labeled me a news reporter.”

US Marshall:  ” My only concern is what your intentions are with the judges information?”

Note that we went from Judge Jones’s information to plural Judges’. OK, now, my readers can get to the meat of the issue of concern to the judges i.e public disclosure. My opinion is simple, if you have nothing to hide, public disclosure shouldn’t be an issue. 

US Marshall ” So just to be clear, you have no intentions on publishing, releasing or putting the judges information.retiring records in your book or anywhere else”

Me:  ” What I chose to publish so long as its a public record here in Washington State is up to free press….I will not be publishing nor should the state release any addresses or SSA number or any beneficiary info… all public employees past and present are subject to disclosure in part….”

Must be something really good inside Washington State’s PERs records.

Having a US Marshall contact a news reporter about why and what I intend to publish in an online news source is highly offensive, and a blatant violation of my civil rights.

What our readers may not know is this fact: prior to Richard A Jones becoming a US Federal District Court Judge, his biography lists the following state public employment:

Jones was a Community liaison officer, Office of King County Prosecuting Attorney, Washington from 1975 to 1977. He was a Deputy prosecuting attorney of the Office of King County Prosecuting Attorney from 1977 to 1978. He was a staff attorney of the Port of Seattle from 1978 to 1983.

After being in private practice with the major law firm of Bogle & Gates in Seattle from 1983 to 1988, Richard A Jones became an Assistant United States Attorney of the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington. He served there from 1988 to 1994.

But during the time period when Richard A Jones was an associate attorney with Bogle & Gates, Bogle & Gates were cited for obstructing discovery after a 3 year old girl suffered brain damage.

Stuart Taylor Jr wrote about Richard Jones’s employment with Bogle & Gates,  “Sleezy in Seattle” 

“The covered-up corporate document that the whistle-blower leaked in March 1990 led to an agreement this January by Seattle’s 200-lawyer Bogle & Gates and its client Fisons Corp. to pay $325000 in sanctions for discovery abuse, one of the largest such awards ever. By misleading its adversaries to avoid producing damning documents in its client’s files, Bogle provided a text box example of the need for discovery reforms even more far-reaching than those that were adopted last year by the federal judiciary-reforms that are still under attack in Congress. (On which more below.)

What prompted the settlement was a unanimous Washington Supreme Court decision and the prospect of an evidentiary hearing on remand that would have made Bogle’s conduct look even worse than it looks in the court’s sternly worded opinion.

The seven justices held that Bogle & Gates and its client, a British-owned pharmaceutical company with U.S. headquarters near Rochester, had used “misleading” discovery responses to hide two I “smoking gun documents” from lawyers for a 3-year-old girl who suffered permanent brain damage as a result of taking a i Fisons asthma drug in 1986, as well as from lawyers for the girl’s pediatrician, who had filed a cross-claim against Fisons.

Since the decision, Bogle has been forced to admit for the first time that it had had the smoking gun documents since l 1987 and had advised Fisons to withhold them-while at the same time, in the supreme court’s words, making statements to opposing counsel “that all relevant documents had been produced.” These statements were accompanied by artfully worded discovery responses that Bogle later claimed (in a rationale rejected by the court) should have put its adversaries on notice that relevant documents would be produced only if found in a particular : Fisons product file
What makes the case important is not so much that one big law firm was capable of engaging in conduct that stunk so badly but that it was able to find 14 leading liti gation experts to swear that this conduct smelled just fine to them, and to persuade a special master and two superior court judges that this is the way the adversary system is supposed to work.
It’s also remarkable that the Washington State Bar Association is not, it con firms, even investigating the conduct of Guy Michelson and Kevin Baumgardner, the two Bogle partners who stand accused by opposing counsel of having made representations (under oath, in one case) to their representation (under oath in one case) to their adversaries and the superior court that were “deliberately or recklessly false and intended to deceive.” The court record bears out the accusations. ”





Judge Richard Jones’s employment with Bogle & Gates is obviously a major concern, since he made several decisions in Block v Snohomish County et al and failed to disclose that he received state contracts via Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and Washington State Attorney General Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAGs).  The same agencies funding litigation against Gold Bar Reporter for over ten years and counting.

But I admit, Judge Richard Jones is not the only public official who received public money from AWC and the AG’s fraudulent scheme, several of the Washington State Bar Association’s disciplinary members such as Stephanie Bloomfield ( Gordon, Thomas and Honeywell), Marc Silverman, Marcia Lynn Damerow Fisher.  Not one person disqualified themselves for cause on any of the WSBA cases.

The scam is so profitable, even the WSBA President William Pickett ( Yakima) received huge payments from AWC and the AG.  It’s possible that many Judges involved in dismissing cases against the WA AG and/or AWC simply forget that they received huge amounts of money payment via the AG’s SAAGs program and AWC contracts.

This obviously begs one question: why would a judge not disclose his pecuniary interest in a case involving his receipt of hundreds of thousands of public monies?  In my opinion, it’s called greed and fixing cases for their own selfish pecuniary interest.

The Public’s Right to Know has no limits, and a US Federal Court Judges are no exception

I do consider the US Marshall’s contact to be a veiled threat against the free press. No, the Marshall didn’t physically threaten me, but he did demand to know why I was asking for public records and tried to intimidate me into agreeing not to publish judges PERs record. Outrageous conduct of any law enforcement official.

PERs is a public retirement system for the State of Washington employees. Once you’re no longer a state employee, your investment remains and interest builds,  but you can no longer fund the PERs system. This seems to make sense, because it’s a state retirement system, and the taxpayers of Washington State shouldn’t be a welfare program for anyone, especially a federal judge.

United State Judges and/or State of Washington Judges are no exceptions to transparency under Washington State’s open government laws, as such, a public records requests were sent for PERs information on several state and federal judges.  Why?  because we feel strongly that public officials answer to “we the people” not the other way around.  Judges are no exception.

One fact that our readers may not know is that Judge Jones issued a written order denying that he had a bias in Block v Snohomish County et al.  Not sure about our readers, but if the above is true, then Judge Richard Jones’s didn’t only have a duty to disclose, but he also filed a false statement into at least two federal court records.

I’ll hold out final judgement until WA PERs releases several Judges’ financial PERs pursuant to RCW 42.56.

Doe v Reed,, during the April 28 2011 oral argument  hearing at the United States Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia said, “The fact is that running a democracy takes a certain amount of civic courage. And the First Amendment does not protect you from criticism or even nasty phone calls when you exercise your political rights.”

In regards to Plaintiff’s attorney Bopp’s argument of the fear of harassment, Justice Antonin Scalia said that some forms of boycotts and picketing are constitutionally protected by the First Amendment.

Justice John Paul Stevens, in what is most likely was his last scheduled argument prior to his retirement, asked “Is there [not a] public interest in encouraging debate on the underlying issue,” by releasing the names?

Doe v Reed was decided in favor of the public’s right to know, upholding long standing open government laws of Washington State.

As my readers can imagine, I was quite shocked and absolutely appalled that United State Federal District Court Judges would misuse public resources by having a United States Marshall contact me about why I am requested judges PERs records.

I felt it was threat not only against me, but against the state laws of Washington, all Washington State Bar Association members are sworn in to uphold.

RCW 42.56, Washington State’s Public Records Act does not exempt public officials from disclosing where their monies are coming from.  Quite the opposite. Rhe public’s right to know where public officials money came from or is coming from has no limit.

Transparency is for government officials, and privacy is for the public. Not the other way around. We appreciate your support of Washington laws; laws every judge is sworn in to uphold.


“Lawyers didn’t seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something.” Bob Woodward, one of two reporters who broke the Watergate Scandal, forcing the resignation of Richard Nixon .

Our readers may finally understand how and why judges are fixing cases involving Washington State and Association of Washington Cites, and how a private Washington State Bar Association is stealing from the PERs system as well.

Must be something really good inside Washington State’s PERs records to have a US Marshall call a news reporter in what I believe is an attempt to stop our news investigation or at minimum attempts to intimidate the press.

My duty as a news reporter is to the public not to a judge.

My hope is the judges PERs records are as juicy as a Florida orange, so Washingtonians can finally have access to courts that are suppose to be here to right wrongs regardless of who is sued.

Oh yes indeed, if our readers have not guessed it, we are onto something very very big, so stay tuned.


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