Recall Petition Ok’d by Superior Court Judge to proceed against Snohomish County, Washington, Sheriff Adam Fortney for dereliction of his official duties as a public officer

UPDATE: Washington State Superior Court Judge Ok’d a Recall Petition filed by Snohomish County activist Lori Shavlik against Sheriff Adam Fortney.  Even if the Recall doesn’t proceed, Sheriff Fortney will likely not be elected to a second term.




Sheriff Adam Fortney

On April 22, 2020, Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney issued a “proclamation” that he will not enforce Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order. This after  the Center for Disease Control informed America that a pandemic has erupted because of the corona-virus. 

On April 23, 2020, Snohomish County resident Lori Shavlik filed a Recall Petition against Sheriff Adam Fortney.

Ms. Shavlik issued a statement  “This is not about politics, this is about Law and Order. As long as he is wearing the badge and uniform of a County Sheriff, Mr. Fortney has a duty to enforce all the Laws, not just the ones he personally agrees with.”

As our County Prosecutor Adam Cornell has stated ” Mr. Fortney’s conduct is: irresponsible, unhelpful in these difficult times, and contrary to the rule of law,” And that he fears  “that the recent statements of Sheriff Fortney will be interpreted by some citizens around the state to grant license to willfully and blatantly violate the law.”

Recall Petitioner Shavlik  stated ” I concur with these statements of our elected County Prosecutor, and believe that Mr. Fortney should either resign or be recalled.”

Shavlik’s Recall Petition against Sheriff Adam Fortney. asserts that Sheriff Fortney is guilty of dereliction of his official duties as a public officer sworn  in his Oath Of Office to uphold the laws of Washington State. Instead, Sheriff Adam Fortney decided to unilaterally declare Governor Inslee’s Order as void because he alone stated that its “unconstitutional.”

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson agreed with Recall Petitioner Lori Shavlik,  and tweeted “Sheriff Fortney does not get to decide what is constitutional. That is up to the courts.”



April 21, 2020, King 5 U Tube video, whereas Sheriff of Snohomish County, Adam Fortney, states that he will not enforce the laws of Washington State.

According to our counsel, “Adam Fortney is committing crimes against the taxpayers of Snohomish County. ” 

RCW 42.20.100

Failure of duty by public officer a misdemeanor.

Whenever any duty is enjoined by law upon any public officer or other person holding any public trust or employment, their willful neglect to perform such duty, except where otherwise specially provided for, shall be a misdemeanor.

Sheriff Adam Fortney is no stranger to those of us who have exposing massive corruption inside Snohomish County government.

In October 2018, Snohomish County Sheriff  Officer Art Wallin, a personal friend to Sheriff Adam Fortney,  murdered an unarmed Snohomish County resident, Nickolas Peters.  He was only 24 years of age.

After the murder of Nickolas Peters, then Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary ordered an independent investigation of the murder of Peters, and the final investigative report found that Deputy Art Wallin’s murder of Peters was not warranted, further found Wallin was guilty of using excessive force. KIRO 7 reports

So what did the newly elected Sheriff Adam Fortney do? Once he was sworn in, he rehired Wallin and further misappropriated thousands of taxpayer money and issued back pay for two years.

Soon thereafter, allegations surfaced that a resident had taken a video of Deputy Wallin’s murder of Peters.  The video taker was questioned by Sheriff Adam Fortney and Detective Shawn Stich, who handed a copy of the video below to both officers, and asked by  Sheriff Adam 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 Nickolas Peters was not a threat to any officer, did in fact have his hands up in the air, the truck was idle not evading police as Officer Wallin falsely stated in police reports.

Deputy Wallin fired at least four gunshots at point blank rage, murdering Peters.



The above video was obtained by the public records act shows Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney puling the hair of a passenger, who was already in hand cuffs laying on the ground, and slamming her head into the ground

Sheriff Adam Fortney was 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.

Sheriff Adam Fortney’s latest “disregard for human life” with disobeying the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order is just more evidence of his deviant criminal conduct.



Soon after the concealed  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 falsely 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.

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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.

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.  Nickolas Peters was murdered by Snohomish County Sheriff Officer Art Wallin, and Sheriff Adam Fortney covered up his murder as a favor to a friend, Art Wallin.

Is this really the best that the voters of Snohomish County can do?

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

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

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney’s lawyers at  Keating, Bucklin, and McCormack, who helped Snohomish County cover up the murder of Nickolas  Peters caught tampering with National Crime Information Center Data

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Shannon Ragonesi,                     Ann Marie Soto,              Amanda Butler            


Well, well, nothing new for Association of Washington Cities star attorneys who are withholding evidence to limit financial liability to the agency.  According to public records, Shannon Ragonesi and Amanda Butler, at Keating, Bucklin, and McCormack withheld the above video documenting that Sheriff Adam Fortney and Deputy Wallin belong in a federal prison.

In November 2017, the City of Gold Bar’s attorneys Ann Marie Soto, Amanda Butler, 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).

Snohomish County Prosecutor Robert Grant who participated in the sexual exploitation of a female county co-worker runs for Superior Court Judge

Political pundit, Jim Hightower said “If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote, They’d Have Given Us Candidates”

Sadly, in Snohomish County, Washington, all the Gods keep giving us for candidates  amounts to trash, like Snohomish County Prosecutor Robert Grant.

Update:  Snohomish County Prosecutor Robert Grant did respond to our news report about his involvement in the disgraceful behavior of the entire Snohomish County Prosecutors’ at Lake Chelan:

I have read the articles that you have written about me and wanted to clear up a misunderstanding.    Not only am I not depicted in the photograph that you believe is me, but I was not even in Chelan for that conference.  I do not know who gave you the idea that this was me, but it is incorrect.  I was actually at home on paternity leave with my family after the birth of my youngest son.  After reading some of the comments you wrote, especially about my children, I decided it was time to make sure you are aware and that it is very clear this was not me and I was not present at that event or conference.

Thank you,

Robert Grant

Although Mr. Grant denies he was at Lake Chelan,  our county source says that the picture below is in fact Robert Grant.

We’ll let our readers be the judge.

In June 2018, Snohomish County Prosecutor, and Superior Court Judge candidate, Robert Grant, sexually assaulted a co-worker, with his felonious conduct, captured on camera, on the taxpayer’s payroll while at Lake Chelan.  The event was paid for by the Snohomish County taxpayers.

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Above, two pictures of Snohomish County Prosecutor Robert Grant, one shows Grant sexually violating a female co-worker (caught on camera), one taken with county taxpayer monies

To add insult to Snohomish County, especially female voters, Prosecutor Robert Grant wants Snohomish County voters to appoint him to  Snohomish County Superior Court judge, Position 8, a seat held by Judge Eric Z. Lucas.  Lucas is not seeking reelection.

In a press release, Grant, a veteran of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, said he “has spent the last several years prosecuting child sex abusers, arsonists, and murderers.”

“I’m running for Superior Court Judge to bring an expert knowledge of the law – and our community values – to the bench,” said Grant. “I’m proud of the work I’ve done taking on crime over the last decade, but it’s clear I can have a greater impact reducing crime and improving our approach to criminal justice as a member of the judiciary.”

Laughable, since Prosecutor Robert Grant himself, as the picture above clearly shows, is a sexual deviant himself, who enjoys taking and disseminating pornographic pictures of a woman without her consent.

In addition to working as a prosecutor, Robert Grant serves as judge pro tempore in Edmonds and Everett. In the Prosecutor’s Office, Grant serves as a member of the gender equity committee, hiring committee, and as a mentor.

But what Prosecutor Robert Grant failed to tell the citizens of Snohomish County is that he is guilty of sexually violating a county female co-worker.

With no surprise, Grant received endorsements from public safety advocates, judges, and community leaders, including Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell.

“Robert is a champion for justice in our community and highly skilled at applying the law in a thoughtful, effective, and appropriate way,” said Cornell. “He is the kind of values-minded, impartial leader we need on the Snohomish County Superior Court bench. Robert has my full endorsement.”

Snohomish County Prosecutors Adam Cornell and Michelle Rutherford earlier this year were both cited by Judge Farris for unethical and felonious conduct of obstructing justice and destroying evidence.  Any support for a candidate coming from Prosecutor Adam Cornell who was just cited for unethical conduct and obstruction of justice who was just cited for unethical conduct and obstruction of justice is just more evidence that Snohomish County Prosecutors like Adam Cornell have zero respect for their constituents, especially women.

As the Prosecutor for Snohomish County Washington Adam Cornell is the Captain of Ship, as the Washington State Bar Association held In the matter of Paul King

Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell gets a free pass by the Washington State Bar Association to commit crimes against women.

The Washington State Bar Association has yet to take a single action against any prosecutor for the sexual assault of the female co-worker.  Hence why the public at large hates lawyers.


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To add insult to women and children, Snohomish County Prosecutor Robert Grant was also allowed to stay inside Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office working inside the sexual assault unit, Dawson Place. This after the above pictures amount to felonious crimes against a woman.

Hopefully our readers can understand why a Judge nor Prosecutors like Robert Grant has any business running a non-profit company with taxpayer monies.

If electing a sexual deviant like Snohomish County Prosecutor Robert Grant is the best Snohomish County voters can do, America is in very big trouble.

In 2018, below is a story the Gold Bar Reporter wrote about Dawson Place. A money laundering shrill to funnel millions of dollars in public monies to friends

April 18, 2018 post,

Snohomish County government making Adolf Hitler proud

The truth is sometimes a hard pill to swallow. It sometimes causes us difficulties at home and abroad. It is sometimes used by our enemies in attempts to hurt us. But the American people are entitled to it, nonetheless. 

-John McCain 

” We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ” Plato

Two such judicial officers right here in Snohomish County Washington are Judge Janice Ellis and Judge George Appel.  Adolf Hitler would quite proud on how our American judicial system has progressed in favor of the state.

A few weeks ago, the Gold Bar Reporter broke the story of a so called 501 (3)  ( c) titled

“Dawson Place was the best kept secret” Mark Roe attested to under oath in Shavlik/West v Dawson Place.  What disgraced ( and recently resigned) former Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe was referring to was a shadow government agency titled Dawson Place. This allows the County to cherry pick which cases to prosecute or which cases to sweep under the rug when Dawson Place is a participant in criminal complaints.

The true purpose of setting up Dawson Place as a non-profit is two fold.

First, there’s no doubt that Dawson Place is being used to set up defendants. Imagine this: Dawson Place, an alleged 501 (3) (  c)   has Prosecutors inside, has law enforcement inside, and a store front political appointee of Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe’s childhood friend Lori Vanderburg.

Here’s how Dawson Place works. Snohomish County government refers all rape and sexually abuse allegations to Dawson Place. An alleged non-profit. At Dawson Place an alleged victim fills out an intake form.  The intake form is sent to the Prosecutors, Sheriff’s department, and to Dawson Place’s political director ( and childhood friend of Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe).

Compass Health performs medical evaluations on the alleged victims, most of the time. However, to get to the medical evaluation, first a interview is set up by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.  The interview is recorded by video means.

By claiming that Dawson Place is a non-profit group, the video is withheld under RCW 42.56 claiming that its not a public record.  Participants of this interview includes Snohomish County prosecutors and sheriff’s officers inside Dawson Place, an alleged non-profit group.

But if this doesn’t strike readers as being a gross deprivation of due process rights of the accused, here’s a few more facts about how the Prosecutors and Sheriff’s Officers are fixing the entire case against those accused of child abuse and rape.

Other participants in violating the rights of the accused, Compass Health,  Victim Support Services and Snohomish County Public Defenders Association.  

Compass Health is simply a store front shrill so Snohomish County Prosecutors can fix cases against the accused.  Compass Health makes decisions about whether someone is competent to stand trial and whether or not a victim at Dawson Place has or has not been violated by the accused.

When a defendant is charged with molesting or rape of a child, Compass Health performs the mental health evaluation for Snohomish County Judiciary. The mental health evaluation is then sent to the trial judge for determination on whether a defendant is competent to stand trial.

We could find not one single case in which Compass Health did not state that a defendant was competent to stand trial when the case referral came from Dawson Place.

So imagine this. You are a defendant charged with the hideous crime of raping or molesting a child.  First point of order, Judge Appel or Judge Ellis are mainly assigned to as the trial judge in your case. They refer you over to Compass Health to obtain a mental health evaluation.  Compass Health is also in charge of collecting evidence on whether the victim who is alleging you either molested or raped them can move forward for physical evidence ( often sperm).

Second, this allows Snohomish County Prosecutors to fix all cases at all levels. And it only gets worse.

Imagine the Judge assigned to adjudicate your case never discloses to you that she or he also worked at Dawson Place and had helped start Dawson Place, this so called 501 (3) ( c).

If this inst bad enough, hold onto your seats.  After Dawson Place’s Board ( which includes Snohomish County Prosecutors and Sheriff) holds meetings and votes on whether to prosecute your case, it’s assigned often to a public defender.

Snohomish County Public Defenders Association’s Director/attorney and partner Vicki Norris is from the law firm of Anderson Hunter. Ms. Norris is married to a former partner from the Law Office of Anderson Hunter, Robert Leach. Mr. Leach  received a political appointment to Washington Court of Appeals Div. One. .

Robert Leach’s political appointment was made by Governor Christine Gregoire. Robert Leach’s gift to Ms. Gregoire included a deferral of a valid Bar complaint filed against Ms. Christine Gregoire. The Bar complaint was filed by attorney/.activist John Scannell. Allegations were that Gregoire missed a filing deadline costing the taxpayers of Washington State over $25,000,000.00 while she was the Attorney General of Washington State.

Vicki Norris, Judge Robert Leach’s wife was on the Washington State Bar Association’s Disciplinary Review Committee Gregoire’s Bar complaint was filed by Scannell.  Washington State Bar Association’s Review Committee makes decision on whether to proceed or not proceed with an investigation on the attorney member.

In the case of the Bar complaint attorney John Scannell filed against Governor Gregoire, Vicki Norris lost it or at least claimed she did.

At the time of Gregoire’s appointment of Robert Leach to Division One Court of Appeals, Robert Leach had zero judicial experience.  We call it what it is, a tit for tat political appointment for thwarting  a valid Bar complaint  against then Attorney General Christine Gregoire for costing the taxpayers of Washington State $25,000,000.00 for missing simple court deadlines.

The OK Boys Home lawsuits were settled as a result of AG Gregoire’s missing a simple deadline ( statute of limitations). However, what our readers should know is why the OK Boys became a law suit.  Inside the Ok Boys home, several foster boys made allegations of  sexual abuse against politicians from Olympia, and the main reason why Governor Gregoire’s decided to throw the case by missing a simple filing deadline. By doing so, this forced the State to settle the case.

This allowed a major cover up of known politicians who sexually abused foster boys inside the Ok Boys Home.  Soon we will release a list of politicians involved in molesting foster boys inside the Ok Boys Home, so hold onto your seats, grab some popcorn and beer, as this list is a list that  includes why terminated/disgraced former Dept of Emergency Management Director John E. Pennington has been extorting his way out of criminal prosecutions for years. Criminal prosecutions include abuse of women and children and killing 43 people in the Oso mudslides, because instead of doing his job, Pennington was off on east coast performing functions for FEMA.  The Office of Inspector General’s Office told the Gold Bar Reporter that any agency employee receiving a single dime  of federal money is not eligible for FEMA contracts; and Snohomish County Ordianace prohibits all salaried employees from working any other job.

But this list explains why mainly politicians like John E Pennington, Marlin Applewick, and Ken Hoover get a free pass on allegations of child abuse here in Washington State.

Simply put, Dawson Place perverts justice by making the workings inside Dawson Place not public record.

Not only does Dawson Place hide who filed the criminal complaints, but it also hides who those complaints were filed against i.e. politicians. As reported last week, it was set up by Snohomish County Prosecutor now Judge Janice Ellis with 95 % of public monies.

I rightfully call Dawson Place a sham, and by perverting justice by its set up, also argue that its guilty of Sherman Anti Trust violations. Perhaps the Gold Bar Reporter will file a taxpayer standing suit soon.

Now onto another scam 501 (3) (c), i.e. Victim Support Services (VSS). VSS receives its referrals solely from Snohomish County Prosecutors office as does Snohomish County public defense contracts.  In other words, not only does Snohomish County control and operate a secret organization titled Dawson Place, it also controls the Snohomish County Public Defenders contracts and VSS.

Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell has been quite busy learning how to thwart the legal rights of Defendants here in Snohomish County.  Up until we started investigating VSS, Adam Cornell was the Director  and Board Member of Victims Support Services. But it gets better, so too was a public defender named Tom Cox.

So imagine, you are charged with the crime of molesting or raping a child. Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office refers your criminal defense to Tom Cox or worse Phil Sayles. Both are supporters or Board Members of  VSS.  What a conflict to be supporting another alleged non-profit group  VSS, while at the same time hand picked by the Snohomish County Prosecutors Office to defend criminal prosecutions against the accused.

Overall, here’s our findings. Snohomish County Government decides who gets assigned to defend you when you’re charged with a crime. The taxpayers are paying for your defense, and it Snohomish County that hand picks which incompetent public defender gets assigned.  Seldom do you the accused get a public defender who hasn’t failed the Bar countless times, nor do you get to have someone defend you who hasn’t been referred by Snohomish County Prosecutors.

We rightfully call this case fixing at every level. With the cards stacked against the accused, is there such a thing as a fair trial?  If true, should not the officials involved herein be prosecuted for violating the civil rights of the accused or charged with RICO?

Snohomish County’s Malicious Prosecution of Immigrant Ramanveer Bains

Good morning Saudi Arabia,  Snohomish County Washington has a lot in common i.e. fixing cases to condemn the accused for life. Thankfully because of Governor Jay Inslee’s moratorium against the death penalty, Snohomish County wont be able to put you to death.


In June 2017, Snohomish County activist/journalist Lori Shavlik discovered what’s really happening inside Dawson Place i.e. Snohomish County Child Advocacy Services.  In 2017, Lori Shavlik field suit against Dawson Place for access to public records. She correctly alleged that Dawson Place is a secret government agency hiding behind non-profit status ( 501 (3) ( c).

Ms. Shavlik correctly pointed out that Snohomish County Prosecutors started Dawson Place and they did so with 95 % of public monies.  The total amount of public monies Dawson Place has received thus far exceeds 27 million.  She also pointed out that Dawson Place performs mainly government functions of law enforcement and prosecutor decisions.

Strangely most the millions of public monies received by Dawson Place never make it to its tax returns.

Much of what was reported herein would not have been possible without her persistent digging inside public records.

In November 2017, the Gold Bar Reporter sat in the audience listening to oral argument in Shavlik/West v Dawson Place. The issue: is Dawson Place public agency under Our Supreme Court’s Telford holding, thus subject to RCW 42.56 ( the Public Records Act).

For those not familiar with Telford’s holding, here’s a link that might help: 

Every judge inside Snohomish County voluntarily disqualified themselves except Judge George Appel and Judge Cindy Larson.

Public records from various news sources confirm that both Cindy Larsen and Judge George Appel worked inside Dawson Place as prosecutors for Snohomish County.  Judge Janice Ellis, while acting as prosecutor in Snohomish County, started Dawson Place with former Prosecutor Seth Dawson. Hence how Dawson Place got its name. For those of who knew Seth Dawson as the corrupt prosecutor he is, naming Dawson Place after him was just a little booster.

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There’s no doubt about it, Judge Janice Ellis helped Prosecutor Seth Dawson start  Dawson Place.  She did so with mainly public monies.  She solicited public monies in violation of Washington State’s Public Disclosure laws, thumbed her nose at the rule of law, and misappropriated hundreds of thousands of public resources to help start Dawson Place.

The Gold Bar Reporter reported Judge Janice Ellis’s involvement in all of this a few weeks ago.


Since the above expose’ on Dawson Place, the Gold Bar Reporter has since learned that there are countless cases that should be investigated, one such case is the case against Ramanveer Bains.

For those of my readers who have a slant against Muslims, please don’t send hate mail, unless you’d like your comments public. In addition, please note that the Gold Bar Reporter’s ancestors were German and Austrian immigrants. In other words, the Gold Bar Reporter doesn’t have time for your hatred based solely on religious beliefs and attempts to control the Biblical story.

My only God is ” justice” and she sees nor has any favored religion nor favored color of a human’s skin to distinguish  between who gets justice inside our courtrooms and who does not.   Justice is defined by honest services. As my readers can see, honest services is something missing inside Snohomish County Washington. Why is simple, because instead of prosecuting criminals, attorneys are siphoning public money and holding kangaroo proceedings with incompetent defense attorneys whose only interest is not working or just simply incompetent like Phil Sayles ( Division One held that Sayles was ineffective assistance of counsel, a disbarable event).

Judge George Appel’s crimes against Ramanveer Bains

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the above opinion letters were signed by Snohomish County employees, Detective R. Lewis, Christopher Yue, Keri Wallace, Kaia Scott, Amanda Harpell, and Cindy Larsen and was originally posted on

Ramanveer Bains was first accused of raping a 12 year old boy. There was no  physical evidence of a rape, confirmed by Compass Health. Instead of admitting that Snohomish County screwed up, under the disgraced and retired Lisa Paul, Snohomish County Prosecutors decided the best way cover up their conspiracy to harm an immigrant was to prosecute Mr Bains on a lesser charge.  But there was only one problem, the 12 year old child gave over six (6) different stories and none amounted to Mr. Bains being guilty of anything except a 12 year old child being lonely after school friending a neighbor who happens to be a Muslim immigrant.

Another journalist sat down with Ramanveer Bains last week and learned that he doesn’t speak nor understand English. Although not the central point of this article, we did run a check on his court record and found no evidence that Mr. Bains was offered nor received an interpreter.  What Mr. Bains did receive was a clean bill of health from Compass Health stating that he was competent to stand trial.

Trial begins. Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office hand picks the public defender.  Neil Patterson and Tom Cox.

In the Bains appeal,  who is better equipped to throw the case but a known member of the County’s little scam, attorney Tom Cox.  Tom Cox, as my readers may recall, is also a good friend to Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell, and both served on Victim Support Services Board together.

So imagine this. Mr. Baines has a public defender and good friend of the lead Dawson Place prosecutor Adam Cornell assigned by Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office to defend against allegations that he molested or sought sexual gratification from a 12 year boy.  Snohomish County started Dawson Place. Dawson Place decides who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t; Dawson Place, Snohomish County Prosecutors and Sheriff’s Officers meet and vote on whether to prosecute you or not. They do this behind closed doors and then claim that this Board is not subject to the Open Public Meetings Act.   Once the decision is made to prosecute you, Snohomish County assigns you the accused to Compass Health. Compass Health is also a participant on whether or not there’s enough evidence to proceed with a criminal prosecution of you or not.  However, once Snohomish County/ Dawson Place files the complaint against you the accused, Snohomish County Judiciary shuffles you the accused back to Compass Health for a competency test. Compass Health is allowed to makes decisions on whether to prosecute and also whether you are competent to stand trial .

Fixing cases, or money laundering or perhaps both?

After Compass Health decides that you the accused are competent ( as there is no case where Compass Health ever held that a defendant wasn’t competent to stand trial), next point of order from our good friends inside Snohomish County is what judge will be assigned.

Lo and behold, two Judges are almost always assigned to adjudicate Dawson Place cases, Judge George Appel and Judge Janice Ellis. Remember from the above Herald opinion piece, Judge Appel worked inside Dawson Place, and from my past article from August 2018, Judge Janice Ellis started Dawson Place and had a pecuniary interest by way of a 12 % loan.

Not once did Judge George Appel disclose his participation in Dawson Place to Mr. Bains.

For Mr. Bains, this little racketeering scheme denied him access to Justice.  Judge George Appel never not once disclosed to Ramanveer Bains or in a open hearing that he worked inside Dawson Place. Perhaps if Mr. Bains had known, he might have exercised his right to ‘ disqualify a Snohomish County judge as a matter of right once.” But Mr. Bain did not because Judge George Appel did not disclose that while he was a Prosecutor he worked  inside Dawson Place. Obviously, if you’re a corrupt judge, you can’t fix cases if the accused is informed, and as for Ramanveer Bains, a man who speaks little English, he was doomed from the get go.

Doomed, not only because George Appel thought it was justifiable to violate the rights of the accused, but also because Mr. Bains’s does not understand English, and with the anti-Muslim rhetoric in this so called American democracy lately,  Mr. Bains had no idea about this little racketeering scam he was up against.

In 2016, Ramanveer Bains was convicted not of child rape as originally pursued by our disgraceful excuse for Prosecutors, but for sexual gratification involving a minor.  But wait, one last piece of information, the 12 year child was interviewed six (6) times yielding a different statement in all six interviews.  The Prosecutor used only the interview that supported its position, and then hide the rest under seal from the jury, and Judge Appel squashes any attempt to include the other six interviews. Thus, fixing the case against Mr. Bains.

As for Mr. Bains so called public defender, he did nothing except agree to “seal Dawson Place interviews” so that Mr. Bains could not use the interviews to support his appeal.

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Mr. Bains remains imprisoned for a crime he may or may not have committed. With the cards stacked against the accused, we may never know if Mr. Bains committed the crime he was found guilty of.  Until Mr. Bains gets a fair trial, we shall never know.

We do however know that Ramanveer Bains had no past criminal history whatsoever.

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You decide is this is our so called American Democracy or not?  The only advocate on the 9th Circuit for Justice was the former Chief Justice Alex Kozinski, but false allegations against Justice Kozinski managed to conspire to push him out of the 9th Circuit.


We are going to make the sun shine again in Snohomish County

In 2017, we started investigating Dawson Place as Snohomish County’s little domestic spy organization, and in 2018, we affirmatively had uncovered much more, including siphoning of public monies in favor of Anderson Hunter Law Firm, mainly G. Geoffrey Gibbs.  Geoffrey Gibbs was convicted of fraud by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office during the 1990s and suspended from Lobbying permanently as a result. Gibbb’s crimes including shuttling terminated John E. Pennington and Court of Appeals Justice Marlin Appelwick to a brothel just outside Portland Oregon to have sex with under age women.

In my opinion, anyone who travels interstate to have sex with underage girls is a pedophile and involved in child sex trafficking. An issue for later articles.

But ask readers to think long and hard why Snohomish County set up Dawson Place, and check the FBI stats on reports of child sex abuse cases.  Reporting the truth doesn’t sell houses, and from past public records from Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe’s house, its clear he and his wife Lisa Paul have been given inside information from the developers on what land deals to make.  Roe and Paul profited in excess of $500,000.00 by given a scent from the developers early plans to develop Goodwin Lake in Stanwood.

One of the same issues that gave rise to the investigation of Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill ( convicted of bank fraud in 2000, 2005).  At the time we started investigating Crystal Hill for fraud, it was clear based on her actions in favor of the developers that she had an interest in annexing unincorporated Gold Bar.  Ms. Hill even threatened a Gold Bar Planning Commissioner who opposed her plans to develop.

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John Pennington, man who killed 43 people in Oso mudslides, kicked out of University of Alaska for falsifying his academic credentials

On April 27, 2017, in Pierce County Washington, John Edward Pennington Jr. and Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg, convicted of bank fraud 2005), tried to obtain a “restraining order” against the the Gold Bar Reporter.  Purpose was to stop our investigation of their theft of public monies, John Pennington’s crimes against women and children and their criminal cyber-stalking harassment on a website the Penningtons anonymously cyber-stalked their political foes on titled ” The Sky Valley Chronicle.”
John E Pennington was caught via public records operating the Sky Valley Chronicle from Snohomish County government computers, and John E Pennington Jr was fired from Snohomish County Emergency Management as a result.
After a 3.5 hour hearing, Pierce County dismissed the Penningtons complaint and further held that the Gold Bar Reporter was a member of the press.
After the Pierce County hearing in Penningtons v Block, the Gold Bar Reporter sued John and Crystal Hill Pennington for harassment in the judicial process, and the tort of forgery. Both were held to be liable to the Gold Bar Reporter in Block v Penningtons, King County Superior Court, Case No: No: 16-2-26600-2 ( March 2017).
After careful investigations of John and Crystal Hill Pennington in 2017, we also discovered that John Edward Pennington Jr were charged with failing to pay and file state tax returns, sued by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for not paying their taxes and found liable, WA State v John and Crystal Pennington Case No: 17-2-06169-7.
In King County, Washington. Crystal Hill Pennington and John Pennington were also caught in 2016 filing false unemployment claims.
John Edward Pennington Jr. is also the man who violently assaulted a 3rd trimester pregnant council member in Duvall Washington.

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On March 24, 2014, John Edward Pennington Jr. caused the deaths of 43 people in the Oso mudslide disaster because of instead of doing his job, he was on the east coast performing private FEMA contracts in violation of Snohomish County Ordinance which prohibits any salaried official from working any other job.
In April 2017, a Pierce County Judge held that if John E Pennington Jr. was on the east coast performing a private contract in violation of Snohomish County Ordinance prohibiting salaried persons from holding any other job, Pennington was guilty of a killing under negligent homicide.  See Penningtons v Block, Pierce County District Court.

On John Pennington’s Linked In page, he claims the following in red: 
John E. Pennington is an internationally recognized emergency management, public policy, and strategic leadership professional. 

Gold Bar Reporter’s Response: 

John E. Pennington Jr.’s false academic credentials are detailed quite nicely by Mike Carter at the Seattle Times when he wrote which documented that California Coastal College was cited by the IRS for selling college degrees at a $1500 flat rate. This during the time period when John Pennington claims that he received a BA from California Coastal College.
John Pennington’s false statements: A former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director (AK, ID, OR, WA) and founder/director of the Snohomish County, WA Department of Emergency Management, he is Director and Professor of Homeland Security/Emergency Management for Washington’s Pierce College and is the Emergency Management Director for Overlake Medical Center & Clinics in Bellevue, Washington. He recently served as the Director of Emergency Management for the Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians.Gold Bar Reporter’s Response: John Pennington’s political appointment to FEMA came at the bequest of Washington State Senator Jennifer Dunn, who he was engaged in an extramarital affair with from 1992 -2002. Dunn used her political influence to convince George W Bush Jr. to give him a political appointment to FEMA.  Keep in mind the only experience John Pennington had in Emergency Management was sleeping with a prominent Senator.

When John Pennington killed 43 people in the Oso Mudslides, he was deposed and had to admit he is using false academic credentials and had no experience to hold Region 10  FEMA seat.  When asked why he left, John Pennington lied and said he went from FEMA to Snohomish County.  Not true. 

In late 2005, John E. Pennington Jr was fired once George Bush Jr learned that he was diagnosed as autistic, a sociopath, and enjoys beating on women. Pennington’s false statements: 

Director and Professor / Homeland Security Emergency Management

Pierce College

 – Present3 years 10 month

Mr. Pennington is Director and Associate Professor of Homeland Security & Emergency for Washington’s Pierce College, home to the Pacific Northwest’s premier HSEM Certificate, Associates, Bachelor’s and Tribal HSEM Certificate program. 

Gold Bar Reporter’s Response

Before you can be a professor, the US Department of Education said ” you must have valid academic credentials such as an accredited BA, MA, and Ph.d.”

In late 2016, The Gold Bar Reporter filed a complaint with the US Department of Education which issued an order for John E Pennington to remove the word “Professor” from his academic credentials.

John Pennington’s false statements: 

Lead Faculty – National Emergency Management Advanced Academy: Emergency Management Institute


– Present 12 years 4 months

Emmitsburg, Maryland

 Mr. Pennington is a highly respected subject matter expert and lead faculty for DHS’s Emergency Management Institute, where he has authored and instructed emergency management policy, leadership, and operational coordination since 2007.

He currently leads in the authorship and delivery of FEMA’s highest priority draining and education programs, including the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (formerly Leaders Academy) and the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.. 

Gold Bar Reporter’s Response:

Early last year the Gold Bar Reporter sent a FOIA to FEMA asking for copies of any records showing that Pennington worked FEMA Emergency Management Institute(EMI) , and we were told there are no records.

This means Pennington once again lied about working at FEMA EMI employment.

John Pennington’s not so true statements :  

Director of Emergency Management

Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians

 – 11 months

Snoqualmie, Washington

Director of Emergency Management, selected to build a new, innovative Snoqualmie Tribe EM function and system.  

Gold Bar Reporter’s Response: 

Sure Mr. Pennington worked for the Tribes for 11 months, but he was fired for dereliction of his official duties.  He was home lounging around on Tribes dime, and was caught and terminated.

In late summer 2019, John E Pennington Jr. was fired from Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians. An insider said ” Mr Pennington is terrible speaker, borderline illiterate, and couldn’t organize a single plan to save his life.  The elders fired Pennington after it became clear is an illiterate.”   

John Pennington’s not so true statements

Director, Department of Emergency Management

Snohomish County, WA

 – 9 years 7 months

Everett, Washington

From 2006-2016 Mr. Pennington was selected and developed the then-newly formed Snohomish County, Washington Department of Emergency Management, home to FEMA Region X. In this capacity, he and his staff became national leaders for local government/tribal emergency management, successfully responding to and recovering from nine Presidentially-declared disasters and implementing new, creative mechanisms for mitigating and coordinating disaster response and recovery in the Pacific Northwest. .

Gold Bar Reporter’s Response:  

Our reports are clear that John E Pennington was fired from FEMA after President George Bush Jr learned what it took us 10 years to learn, that John E Pennington was declared a sociopath with no empathy for human life, enjoys beating women and is a pedophile.

Here’s the link to just one article written about John E. Pennington, keep in mind we have never been sued. If someone called me a pedophile, they’d be sued; John Pennington tried suing Anne Block for a restraining order but lost after Block produced evidence that John Pennington enjoys taking showers with six year old girls.

A person close to his wife (a convicted bank frauder), Crystal Hill Pennington said ” John has been molesting Hill’s daughter. He gets away with it because Crystal’s daughter has no father to protect her. When John Pennington was violently beating on Crystal’s son, his father stepped and obtained custody removing him from their Duvall home.”

Lets face it, if someone called me a pedophile, we’d sue um.

John Pennington’s statements: 

Director, FEMA Region X


 – 4 years 8 months

Bothell, Washington

Mr. Pennington served the United States from 2001-2006 as Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington), an area encompassing one-fifth of the United States’ geographical terrain. During his tenure with FEMA, his region managed dozens of major disasters and emergency declarations.

Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge appointed Director Pennington as one of the nation’s first Principal Federal Officials (PFO) under the National Response…

John Pennington’s almost true statements: 

Speaker Pro Tempore / State Representative

State of Washington

 – 7 years 1 month

Olympia, Washington

Prior to his emergency management and homeland security experience, Mr. Pennington served for four elected terms in Washington’s House of Representatives, representing 160,000 residents in the southwest part of the state, home to Mt. St. Helens.

At the age of thirty, he was unanimously elected as Washington’s 11th House Speaker Pro Tempore and he continued in that position until his departure for federal service after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. During his tenure in..

Gold Bar Reporter’s Response: 

Pennington fake medical conditions

The above clip came from Longview Washington  Daily News Pennington mum on European Trip

Yes indeed Mr. Pennington was elected, because he ran opposed each term.  This does not mean he was “unanimously elected.” It just means no one ran against him. Just evidence of more misrepresentations by Penny.

In 1999, John E Pennington was appointed by Court of Appeals Division One Judge Marlin Applewick was ” House Speaker Pro Tem, after abandoning the Republican Party in Olympia when they needed only one vote to win a hotly contested Legislative Session.

John E Pennington Jr. lied and said he was sick when in fact newspaper articles document that he was in Europe vacationing instead of supporting the Republican Party when they needed his vote the most.  OUr sources stated that Pennington was with his mistress ( a Senate clerk) in Europe paid for by Democratic Party of Washington State.

The newspaper article above says it all.

” Marlin Applewick was caught with Lobbyist and attorney G. Geoffrey Gibbs and John E Pennington flying down to to Olympia to have sex with underage girls” according to the former Washington State Attorney General in charge of investigating Geoffrey Gibbs.

Just more evidence that John E Pennington Jr is s pedophile, but it’s also evidence that two other political cockroaches traffic our children as though its just another day at the office.

John Pennington’s almost true statements: 

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    University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Doctor of Philosophy – PhD (In Progress)Indigenous Studies (Arctic)


    Indigenous Studies PhD student, with a research focus on disaster policy impacts on Indigenous cultures in Alaska and the Arctic. Last week, the Gold Bar Reporter received confirmation from the University of Alaska Fairbanks that John E Pennington Jr. was expelled for submitting false academic credentials to gain entrance into a PhD program.

Gold Bar Reporter’s Response: 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks confirmed that John Edward Pennington Jr was expelled for falsifying is academic credentials. He had no Graduate Entrance Exam (GRE) on file, no sealed academic transcripts with California Coastal College ( no surprise since Pennington purchased his BA for $1500 flat fee without ever attending a single class), and falsely stated that American Military University is was Accredited by US Department of Education when in fact it was subject of a PBS special titled “Education Inc.” documenting that the online college amounts to fraud.

From FEMA to Snohomish County, to Pierce County Washington, “Lunatic on the loose”

On February 22, 2017, Pierce College public official and man responsible for killing of 43 people in the Oso mudslides, John E. Pennington, verbally assaulted a Pierce County Sheriff’s Officer caught on camera.  He also verbally threatened the Gold Bar Reporter’s process server who served John Pennington with more complaints and a subpoena.

Unfortunately, John Pennington’s criminal conduct was caught on camera and witnessed by several onlookers at the Piece County Courthouse, including three Sherriff’s Officers.

The Gold Bar Reporters recently learned that John Pennington has been treated for major mental health problems, and was kicked out of Vanderbilt College as a result.

Imagine a man with mental health problems sat as a Director of Emergency Management of Snohomish County.  A major breach to health and welfare to the taxpayers of Washington State.

John Pennington is being sued for his latest racketeering crimes and posting defamatory and untrue statements on a website he and his bank frauding wife Crystal Hill Pennington run titled  ” The Sky Valley Chronicle.”  Both were served with new complaints on Thursday, and by John Pennington’s threats and tactics to intimidate court officers were witnessed on camera.

” Looney Tunes, What’s up Doc? ”

“Lunatic on the loose” John E Pennington has been trying for over eight years to obtain a prior restraint on free speech against the Gold Bar Reporter’s reports on his and our former bank frauding Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg, bank fraud Snohomish County, Washington 2005).    Why, to hide their criminal racketeering conduct the Gold Bar Reporter have been exposing for over the last ten years, including a foe online website the Penningtons set up to cyber-stalk their opponents.

Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers was deposed in November 2016, and he too admitted he was a anonymous cyber-stalker on the Penningtons’ website while he was a Gold Bar public official. Beavers and the City are being sued for gross civil rights violations.

On Thursday February 22, 2017, the lunatics tried for the tenth time to obtain a restraining order against the Gold Bar Reporter, but this time forum shopping in Pierce County.  A county where Crystal Hill Pennington doesn’t live and a county where John Pennington managed to fraud state taxpayers ( and our children) with false academic credentials obtaining a job teaching our youngsters.

Imagine you sign up for Homeland Security degree at Pierce College and your classes are being taught by a man who has admitted to having and using false academic credentials


UPON THE TAXPAYERS   ( GAO)    ( Seattle Times report on John Pennington’s false credentials)

Please see the attached ABOVE PDF Government Accountability Report  ( or link provided above) on public official John E Pennington’s online diploma mill school of choice.  I also include Seattle Times article in support of John Pennington’s false academic credential.

As both reports unmistakably confirms the IRS found that California Coastal sold degrees at flat rates.  As such,  Mark Lindquist, please consider this letter and supporting evidence in support on my criminal complaint against John E. Pennington as he produced his fraudulent online degree to obtain a benefit in violation of

RCW 9A.60.070

False academic credentials—Unlawful issuance or use—Definitions—Penalties.

(1) A person is guilty of issuing a false academic credential if the person knowingly:

(a) Grants or awards a false academic credential or offers to grant or award a false academic credential in violation of this section;

(b) Represents that a credit earned or granted by the person in violation of this section can be applied toward a credential offered by another person;

(c) Grants or offers to grant a credit for which a representation as described in (b) of this subsection is made; or

(d) Solicits another person to seek a credential or to earn a credit the person knows is offered in violation of this section.

(2) A person is guilty of knowingly using a false academic credential if the person knowingly uses a false academic credential or falsely claims to have a credential issued by an institution of higher education that is accredited by an accrediting association recognized as such by rule of the student achievement council:

(a) In a written or oral advertisement or other promotion of a business; or

(b) With the intent to:

(i) Obtain employment;

(ii) Obtain a license or certificate to practice a trade, profession, or occupation;

(iii) Obtain a promotion, compensation or other benefit, or an increase in compensation or other benefit, in employment or in the practice of a trade, profession, or occupation;

(iv) Obtain admission to an educational program in this state; or

(v) Gain a position in government with authority over another person, regardless of whether the person receives compensation for the position.

(3) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section and RCW 28B.85.220.

(a) “False academic credential” means a document that provides evidence or demonstrates completion of an academic or professional course of instruction beyond the secondary level that results in the attainment of an academic certificate, degree, or rank, and that is not issued by a person or entity that: (i) Is an entity accredited by an agency recognized as such by rule of the student achievement council or has the international equivalents of such accreditation; or (ii) is an entity authorized as a degree-granting institution by the student achievement council; or (iii) is an entity exempt from the requirements of authorization as a degree-granting institution by the student achievement council; or (iv) is an entity that has been granted a waiver by the student achievement council from the requirements of authorization by the council. Such documents include, but are not limited to, academic certificates, degrees, coursework, degree credits, transcripts, or certification of completion of a degree.

(b) “Grant” means award, bestow, confer, convey, sell, or give.

(c) “Offer,” in addition to its usual meanings, means advertise, publicize, or solicit.

(d) “Operate” includes but is not limited to the following:

(i) Offering courses in person, by correspondence, or by electronic media at or to any Washington location for degree credit;

(ii) Granting or offering to grant degrees in Washington;

(iii) Maintaining or advertising a Washington location, mailing address, computer server, or telephone number, for any purpose, other than for contact with the institution’s former students for any legitimate purpose related to the students having attended the institution.

(4) Issuing a false academic credential is a class C felony.

(5) Knowingly using a false academic credential is a gross misdemeanor.

As for Pierce College, I’d like some comment from the Dean of Students and/or  Board of Trustees Chair Ms. Roseblatt on why Pierce College approved employment of John E. Pennington with such fraudulent degrees.

As a taxpayer, I have standing to bring not only a criminal complaint for John Pennington false filings, but also a civil charge for state ethics violations.

Our children deserve better from us.


John E. Pennington has yet one more credential to add his resume, threatening public and court officers.

With each new credential, the Gold Bar Reporter will update his resume.

Criminal charges have been filed against John E Pennington with his court appearance this month.

 “   As the receiver of this message, you may not like my message, but nonetheless  such messages are protected by the First Amendment, under RCW 4.24.510, and by ORDER of the U.S. Supreme Court.  See City of Houston v. Hill, 482 U.S. 451 (1987). “

Snohomish County Superior Court holding in person classes “How to commit acts of public corruption and get away with it”

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Judge Janice Ellis

Bring your bag lunches, pens, and video camera to Snohomish County Superior Court, because Judges Janice Ellis, Edirin Okoloko and George Appel will demonstrate  how to fix cases with their former employer Dawson Place and Snohomish County Prosecutors Office.

No charge to come watch acts of public corruption!  To get a front row seat, please arrive at the Snohomish County Courthouse before 9 am, just ask the information officer to point you in the right direction to the judges courtrooms.

We promise it will be the Greatest Show in Washington, a must see, a spectacular event, first hand viewing on how Snohomish County Washington Superior Court Judges are fixing cases with the Prosecutors Office against persons accused of sex crimes with the assistance of the county’s alleged non-profit company, Dawson Place.

In 2006 to 2009, Snohomish County Prosecutors and now Judges Janice Ellis and George Appel were employed inside Dawson Place, while Judge Edirin Okoloko was employed from 2016 to 2019.   At the same time, all three judges worked as Snohomish County Prosecutors.

Over the last two years since we started investigating a massive money laundering scam, involving the above judges, and the Law Firm of Anderson Hunter  ( Everett WA), after Snohomish County  Prosecutors turned over public records documenting that that Janice Ellis, while serving as a prosecutor for Snohomish County, Washington, started Dawson Place and signed its tax returns.

Records below are clear that Dawson Place started with the joint assistance of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office ( use of government resources and monies) and with the assistance of several Snohomish County Prosecutors including now Snohomish County Superior Court Judges Janice Ellis, George Appel, and Edirin Okoloko.

Not sure about our readers, but under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) we do not see “starting non-profit companies and then hearing and deciding cases involving the non-profit company, Dawson Place cases is within their assigned RCW duties.

RCW 36.27.020 is clear that starting non-profits and soliciting for public monies to start an alleged non-profit group is not listed in her government duties as a prosecutor. 

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Janice Ellis public records below documenting that she started


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Last month, another reporter brought to my attention a case whereas Judge Janice Ellis was the sitting trial judge in a case where Dawson Place and its employees were the State’s main witnesses.  

The case Judge Janice Ellis sat as the trial judge in was State v. Joseph Henry Hall, Snohomish County Superior Court, Washington State,  Cause No. 19-I -00514-31.  The main witness in this case was Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, an alleged non-profit company. Remember  Judge Ellis started  Dawson Place while she was an elected Prosecutor for Snohomish County, Washington.

A few months back, we sat inside Judge Ellis’s courtroom during the trial of Joseph Henry Hall and noticed a couple of things. First, the State, i.e. Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office whenever Dawson Place is the material witness assigns specific lawyers to prosecute. In the Hall prosecution, it’s Robert Langbehn,. Next, almost of  all Dawson Place cases are assigned to Dawson Place insiders, Judge Ellis, Judge Appel, and Edirin Okoloko.  Finally, we learned from public records requests that Snohomish County Superior Court is tampering with the jury list, removing names of highly educated or outpoken citizens from its jury pool.

After Judge Janice Ellis fixed the case with the above case fixing scheme, Joseph Henry Hall was convicted of alleged crime that never took place.  But soon thereafter, a juror reported that at least one juror was guilty of threatening a juror and jury tampering.

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Snohomish County and Dawson Place creator, Judge Janice Ellis DENIED a motion for Joseph Henry Hall to obtain a new trial.
Perhaps Snohomish County Superior Court Judges Ellis, Appel, and Okoloko should be forced back into law school to “retake” Constitutional Law 1, or perhaps they have gotten away with their corrupts acts so long that it’s just another day at the office to violate the rights of the taxpayers and accused by fixing cases in favor of the their former employers, Dawson Place and Snohomish County Prosecutors Office.

Governor Jay Inslee reappoints Snohomish County Judge Edirin Okoloko, who Snohomish County voters ousted for corruption in 2019


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In November 2019, the voters of Snohomish County ousted corrupt Superior Court Judge, Edirin Okoloko.  Spitting on the taxpayers/voters of Snohomish County’s desire to oust corrupt judges like  Edirin Okoloko from government offices, Governor Jay Inslee decided to reappoint Okoloko to an open Superior Court Judge’s seat vacated by the Honorable Judge Linda Krese.

In 2018, Judge Okoloko attended a party at Lake Chelan where a female co-worker was sexually assaulted inside his hotel room.  When Okoloko was asked where the sexual assault occurred he lied stating he went to sleep.  Public Records obtained via RCW 42.56 ( Public Records Act) documented the sexual assault at Lake Chelan ( below) of a county co-worker Edirin Okoloko lied to investigators that he had no idea what happened in his hotel.

In 2019, Snohomish County voters who ousted sexual deviant Judge Edirin Okoloko because of his criminal conduct at Lake Chelan in 2018. Governor Inlsee’s reappointment of Edirin Okoloko involved in sexual assault of female co-worker who obstructed justice documents quite nicely Governor Inslee’s disdain for female voters.

Edirin Okoloko was not born an American, he is from Nigeria, one of the most corrupt counties in the World.


Snohomish County Judge Edirin Okoloko obstructing justice, lying during official criminal investigation, involved in cover up of sexual assault of Snohomish County worker


After this egregious conduct, and some say felonious crimes, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Edirin Okoloko to an open Snohomish County Superior Court judicial seat, because well, I guess being involved with the cover up of a sexual assault of  a female co-worker is a prerequisite for Governor Jay Inslee for judgeship.


Ediwin Okoloko 

In June 2018, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Chris Dickinson, 55, sexually assaulted a female co-worker at a party at Lake Chelan while he was being paid to attend the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ conference, while two other prosecutors (who Prosecutor Mark Roe refused to identify until we obtained public records) took intimate / nude photos of a woman, who appears to be too intoxicated to consent.

Our inside source said” I understand that at least two of prosecutors passed those nude photos around on Snohomish County Prosecutors computers.”


According to public records retrieved from Snohomish County, the sexual assault of a Snohomish County worker took place inside Edirin Okoloko’s hotel room at Lake Chelan during the following incident.

We learned just yesterday that the nude photos of a county worker were stored and disseminated on Snohomish County Prosecutors county cell phone, making them public record and were disseminated to over 22 Snohomish County Prosecutors in June 2018.

The source said ” Edirin Okoloko , now Judge, was one of the county prosecutors involved in covering up the sexual assault and illegal dissemination of the county workers nude photos of female co-worker too intoxicated to consent.”

According to a source inside Snohomish County, it’s believed that deputy prosecutors had dinner and then when out for drinks. Thereafter, over ten Snohomish County prosecutors gathered in a hotel room on Lake Chelan.  Disgraced former Prosecutor Mark Roe firs lied to the public claiming that the hotel room belonged to a female prosecutor, but in fact, public records released yesterday document that the hotel room belonged to Edirin Okoloko, a judge at Snohomish County Superior Court.

But the story didn’t end there. Three prosecutors from Snohomish County, and one Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Edirin Okoloko ( who with no surprise used to be a prosecutor), committed countless acts covering up Snohomish County Prosecutor’s sexual assault,  and obstruction of justice, against an intoxicated female co-worker.

There is no doubt that Snohomish County Prosecutor were disseminating and passing around nude pictures of the woman without her consent and maintained them on Snohomish County cell phones.

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Snohomish County Prosecutors C. Matt  Hunter and Robert Grant with two thumbs up as they partake in violating the civil rights of a Snohomish County co-worker who is nude and intoxicated above ( still waiting for public records to answer who the prosecutor is above texting from his cell phone in the upper right hand corner of the picture above; once known his name will be posted too).

On October 16, 2019, Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay, who a witness at the Lake Chelan party in June 2018, leading to arrest and conviction of one Snohomish County Prosecutor Christopher Dickenson, is now violating Washington State’s Rules of Professional Conduct and the civil rights of a intoxicated female co-worker by proclaiming to be the attorney of record for the four prosecutors, and Judge Okoloko, who assisted in covering up the sexual assault of a Snohomish County co-worker.

Last month, we caught Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay red-handed running his own private “or profit mediation company” right from Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, and unlawfully using public offices and buildings, to operate his for profit mediation company.   If this isn’t unlawful/illegal/unethical enough, Snohomish County’s newest public officers Jennifer Sperline ( who was recently fired from the Prosecutor’s office for engaging in an affair with a co-worker) confirmed that Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay is now claiming to be the personal attorneys for three Prosecutors who unlawfully took and disseminated nude pictures of an intoxicated co-worker while at Lake Chelan in June 2018.

According to our counsel, attorneys who are witnesses cannot serve as an attorney in the matter for which they were a witness to.

Did Mr Reay forget that the woman who the four prosecutors  unlawfully took a nude picture of is also a county employee?  Conflict, illegal, unlawful use of taxpayer funds to cover up felonies of employees, etc are just some questions to be raised.

But no need to fear for Prosecutor Sean Reay, because he is an outstanding member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Ethics Board. Pretty disgraceful.

Washington State is such a lovely place to raise children.


Washington State non-profit group sues Fox News for deceptive trade practices

UPDATE: New Study conducted by University of Chicago, supports that Fox News’s  political commentator,  Sean Hannity, likely spread false information on the Coronavirus pandemic



A lawsuit has been filed against Fox News, by the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleging Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representing the Corona-Virus as a hoax  in broadcasts airing between February and March 2020.

Between February to March 2020, Fox News  told viewers that the corona-virus was a “hoax” thus causing people to inadequately mitigate the virus’ spread.  Fox News false and deception is alleged by WASHLITE  to have contributed to our public-health crisis.

The corona-virus between February to Present has killed over 75,000 people throughout the World. Hardly a “hoax”.

According to the Washington State Secretary of State’s website, WASHLITE was incorporated in Lewis County in 2017.  Liz Hallock, a Washington State attorney, who is running for governor as a Green Party candidate, is representing WASHLITE against Fox News.

Attorney Hallock  said “We are not trying to chill free speech here. But we believe the public was endangered by false and deceptive communications in the stream of commerce…  There are a lot of people who listen to Fox News, and they’re not taking the recommendations of public-health officials seriously. This is not about money; it’s about making sure the public gets the message this is not a hoax.”

According to attorney Hallock, at least one member WASHLITE  has the COVID-19, and has been stricken with secondary respiratory issues as a result of the virus.

Fox News general counsel issued the following statement relating to the lawsuit filed by WASHLITE  “Wrong on the facts, frivolous on the law. We will defend vigorously and seek sanctions as appropriate.”

WASHLITE board member Arthur West told The Daily Beast that he was  not impressed with Fox New’s general counsel threats of retribution, saying  ” we are not afraid of the big bad Fox.”

Fox News general counsel appears to be issuing a threat against public participation by threatening sanctions against those  who use the court system.

Under Washington State’s anti-SLAPP law, revised in 2010, direct petitioning activity as well as “any lawful conduct in furtherance of the exercise of the constitutional right of free speech” that are related to issues of public concern are protected.  The law provides for early special motions to strike which require SLAPP plaintiffs to demonstrate, at the outset of litigation, that they can establish the required elements of their case with convincing clarity.  If the plaintiff is unable to do so, the case is dismissed.  All discovery and any pending hearings or motions are suspended until the court rules on the motion.  A defendant who prevails on a special motion to strike is entitled to a fine of $10,000, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and the costs of litigation.  A frivolous motion to strike is subject to similar sanctions.  Under the law, either party has the right to seek an expedited appeal to a higher court if a court fails to promptly rule on a motion to dismiss.

In 2017, Washington State Supreme Court, lead by Justice Barbara Madsen, held that Washington State’s  Anti- Strategic Suits Against Pubic Participation (Anti-SLAPP) was unconstitutional on its face because it violated the Washington State Constitutional rights of persons to have a jury trial.

Since 2017, Washington State’s Open Government supporters have urged the Washington State Legislature to correct the deficiency in the Anti-SLAPP laws by inserting the right of  jury trial demand when a persons are faced with SLAPP suit.

Since the Washington State Supreme Court overturned Washington Anti-SLAPP laws in part, the Washington State Legislature has refused to bring the Anti-SLAPP laws into compliance with the Washington State Supreme Court’s order. Because the government’s political foes, like Gold Bar Reporter and Tim Eyman’s use of Anti-SLAPP provisions to stop political attacks on their message, which almost always involves corrupt acts of Washington State’s judiciary, executive officers, and the Washington State Legislature.

The Gold Bar Reporter said ” It’s all political, the Supreme Court, Jay Inslee, and Bob Ferguson, have worked jointly with Association of Washington Cities, and several of its members, which includes federal and state court judges to SLAPP down our rights to publish and use the court system to seek justice and expose corruption. Therefore, Anti-SLAPP was stuck down by the very same people inside the government we are exposing for corruption, and that all too often includes state judges, the governor, local officials like Gold Bar’s former Mayors who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars, Crystal Hill Pennington ( convicted of fraud, 2000, 2005) and Joe Beavers, county prosecutors like Mark Roe who resigned in disgrace after he was caught calling gay people “dykes” and discriminating by threatening employees jobs, targeting only persons with disabilities, women, and employees over 40 people, and many Washington legislators. ”

The lawsuit states that Fox News characterized the corona-virus as a hoax during the two-month period, pointing to its March 9 broadcasts by Fox hosts Sean Hannity and Trish Regan. Sean Hannity said, “They’re scaring the living hell out of people and I see it as, like, ‘Oh, let’s bludgeon Trump again with this new hoax.’”

Sean Hannity lied, saying “we’ve never called the virus a hoax.” But Sean Hannity’s March 9, 2020, broadcast is proof that he did in fact call the virus a hoax, while Trish Megan’s posted “Corona-virus Impeachment Scam” accusing the Democrats of creating mass hysteria over the virus and shutting down the economy.

Calling the corona-virus a hoax was like someone yelling “Fire when there is no fire” attorney Hallock said.

WAHSLITE Attorney Hallock said her clients are seeking  nominal damages and reasonable attorney’s fees.  The lawsuit is asking a judge to decide whether or not Fox News violated Washington State’s Consumer Protection Act, and Order Fox News to stop disseminating false information about the virus.

WASHLITE Attorney Hallock would also like to see Fox News issue a  retraction and an apology to viewers.

Washington State  Attorney General Bob Ferguson has complete authority under Washington State Consumer Protection Act to investigate and enter the lawsuit as a necessary party on behalf of all Washingtonians.  As such, the Gold Bar Reporter sought comment on whether the Washington State Attorney General’s Office will either intervene or file a brief in support of WASHLITE’s lawsuit against Fox News.

Washington State  Attorney General Bob Ferguson has refused comment.


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