SEATTLE’S EPSTEIN – PART THREE

Palin Allegedly Referred “Extremely Dangerous Serial Criminals” for University of Alaska Fairbanks Jobs

“University of Alaska Fairbanks Administration and its Attorneys Look the Other Way”

© By J.P. Zenger Dec. 20, 2021

For the Gold Bar Reporter, reporting on Fairbanks, Alaska

Two people cited by a prominent Ninth Circuit Appellate Attorney as “Extremely dangerous serial criminals,” were
allegedly referred by Sarah Palin for employment at the University of Alaska.

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Two people cited by a prominent Ninth Circuit Appellate Attorney as “Extremely dangerous serial criminals,” were allegedly referred by Sarah Palin for employment at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).

The Gold Bar Reporter, reporting on Fairbanks Alaska “What we’re talking about here is a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde couple – but far worse,” said John Scannell, a nationally regarded attorney in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The referenced couple, John Pennington, and his wife Crystal Hill Pennington (nee Berg), are nationally infamous for their crime sprees in Washington State and across the country over the course of decades.

The Pennington’s “criminal Katrina,” as insiders refer to their legacy and ongoing criminal activity, has and continues to occur at vast public expense. The cost of the Pennington’s rampage includes the negligent homicide of 43 people, the rape and attempted murder of a five-year-old girl in Cowlitz County, WA, and hundreds of millions of dollars in theft and damage to public and private property.

“Given how much evidence about the Pennington’s criminal activity is available with even a minimal background check – or for that matter that is publicly available on the internet with a couple of keystrokes – isn’t a larger question, ‘Who told University of Alaska Fairbanks staff to bypass employment screening requirements to knowingly expose students to dangerous serial criminals, and Alaska taxpayers to massive financial liability?’” said the famous appellate attorney who is known to rarely charge fees for his high-profile public interest work.

The answer to the “who” question, according to allegations by UAF insiders, is Sarah Palin and friends. Ms. Palin has personally known the Penningtons for nearly 20 years, since 2003. “Insiders allege that John E. Pennington Jr. first met Sarah Palin when he was fundraising for George Bush in 2003, and she was in charge of Alaska’s piggy bank as Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Pennington used his fraudulently obtained position as Director of FEMA’s Region 10 – which includes Alaska – after submitting completely false credentials to get the job, to gain access to Palin,” said Journalist and Publisher Anne Block, J.D. “According to several sources, the Pennington’s went to great and constant efforts to ingratiate themselves to Palin because of her access to an ocean of Alaska’s money and her political and social connections to wealthy Republicans.”

After being terminated by FEMA in 2004 for theft of federal money, John Pennington fraudulently became a self-described “professor,” at Pierce College in Washington State. The Seattle Times was first to report on Pennington’s fraudulent academic credentials purchased for a flat rate of fifteen hundred dollars. Ms. Block provided Pierce College’s Chancellor, Michelle Johnson, their Human Resources Department, Legal Department, and the College’s Board with extensive evidence of Pennington’s falsified credentials and criminal history. No action was taken. She then published a story on her blog with links to criminal evidence. Nothing happened. Ms. Block, a J.D., journalist, meticulous researcher, and highly effective public advocate for decades, was mystified. “I’ve never seen this,” she said. “I knew that there had to be a reason for Pennington’s apparent invincibility. And there certainly is.”

Although the administration and Board of Pierce College took no action after receiving hundreds of pages of evidence from Ms. Block, John Edward Pennington Jr. then engaged in “extremely inappropriate behavior with both students and staff,” which finally resulted in his termination, according to a concerned member of Pierce College’s staff who contacted Ms. Block. The source also indicates that legal action against the college is now pending – precisely as Ms. Block had warned Pierce College’s administration and legal counsel would occur. 

“The Pennington’s are walking tornados of human suffering, misery, and public financial liability,” said attorney Scannell. “The most basic question is, how are the Pennington’s getting away with all of this? People are automatically disqualified for government employment for any one of their crimes, and yet they have committed dozens of both state and federal crimes, year after year, all of which is publicly documented.”

The answer, as Journalist and Publisher Ms. Block has carefully documented and concluded after both filing hundreds of public records requests and receiving testimony from dozens of insiders, is extortion. By extorting highly placed public officials with compromising pictures of sex acts, including those with underage victims of human trafficking, allegedly including Washington State’s Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, Judge Marlin Applewick,  Judge Michael Scott, and several other public officials, Mr. Pennington has been able to have both his prosecution suppressed and his criminal record erased. “This really is Seattle’s Epstein,” said Ms. Block.

Crystal Hill Pennington’s (Nee Berg) Crime Spree is

Spread Over Several States and a Term of Decades

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“Crystal Hill Pennington’s crimes are so vast and numerous, however, that even John Pennington’s extortion leverage isn’t powerful enough to clean up the metaphoric legal and criminal equivalent of the fallout from Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three Mile Island combined,” according to Journalist Ms. Block. “Crystal Hill has unsuccessfully attempted to evade authorities and accountability through several relocations across the country and name changes; engaged in politically targeted serial promiscuity with dozens of highly placed public officials including former Washington State Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe ( fired for sexually harassing women and gays)and former Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers ( a convicted felon himself), many of whom contracted Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) from her – according to Ms. Hill Pennington’s own public emails; forged court documents; stole $200,000 from the City of Gold Bar; served time in county corrections after three convictions fraud, and falsified countless job and academic applications. Regardless of her extensive criminal history, Crystal Hill Pennington has mysteriously gained employment in $100,000+ per year government jobs – all while somehow evading background checks at every juncture,” said the award-winning reporter.

“This included a job with King County, Washington, until we filed public records requests and repeatedly proved that her employment application was completely falsified, at which point she was finally fired. Ms. Pennington then recently fled to Alaska, under the apparent belief that her serial criminal husband can once again extort and/or leverage jobs for both of them, which he has done,” stated Ms. Block.

“We have solved the mystery as to how both John and Crystal Pennington continue to operate their confidence game,” said Ms. Block. “John Pennington has been using both extortion leverage and calling in favors to get he and his wife Crystal Hill Pennington high paying public jobs, as well as to prevent people at those public agencies from performing background checks. This is exactly what is alleged to have happened with Sarah Palin and friends getting the Pennington’s jobs at UAF, with insiders knowingly looking the other way about their seemingly endless criminal histories. Let me be clear, these people dont just have criminal records, it’s more like a double jacket album.”

“It will all come out in our investigation, in addition to the audits and investigations of several agencies we are filing with, by checking the call logs and emails of every public official involved, to determine who knew what, when, and yet allowed the Pennington’s state employment, regardless of all the evidence of criminal activity UAF administration had of both John and Crystal Pennington,” she stated. “We have filed public records requests on several public employees and are just getting started. None of us will stop until we find out which public officials, who are highly paid and trusted to protect public interest, have been aiding and abetting the continuation of their crime spree,” said Attorney Scannell. “By helping the Penningtons, every person involved has been, and is, committing state and federal crimes. UAF administration and even their counsel has looked the other way. Shouldn’t they be held accountable?”

“Crystal Hill Pennington is even trying to apply to the Alaska Bar for a law license, even though her ‘credentials’ are from an online ‘diploma mills,’ Eastern Oregon and Mitchell Hamlin, which automatically disqualified by the American Bar Association’s requirements for a valid law degree. And because of her criminal history, the Alaska Bar Assocation has told Block that her application has been flagged for lying.” Ms. Block emphatically stated.

Ms. Block is not the only journalist interested in the Penningtons, however. While major national and international media have become increasingly interested in the Gold Bar Reporter’s “Seattle’s Epstein” story over the past year, “more than ten” of the largest print and TV news venues in the nation have contacted Ms. Block and many of her witness informants within the past two weeks. “They are calling the story bigger than Epstein.”

“This story is gaining momentum with the mass and force of an Alaskan glacier, and the fury of an avalanche,” said Ms. Block.

“It looks like the careers of many Alaskan public officials are directly in its path.”

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Seattle’s Epstein: Part One

Seattle’s Epstein: Part Two

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This article and the series, and all articles on the Gold Bar Reporter, may be reprinted and published at no cost if approved by the Gold Bar Reporter, and original authorship and joint ownership of copyrights by J.P. Zenger and the Gold Bar Reporter are attributed. Please email GoldBarReporter@comcast.net with requests for reprint/republication.

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Seattle’s Epstein PART TWO


University of Alaska Fairbanks

Chancellor White Refuses to Fire

Serial Criminal John Edward Pennington

© By J.P. Zenger, Oct. 20, 2021,

for Gold Bar Reporter  


Chancellor White’s Refusal to Fire Known Serial Criminal John Pennington
“Exposes Students to Imminent Danger, The University to Massive Financial
Liability and Loss of Federal Accreditation,” According to a Legal Expert

Fairbanks, AK Oct. 20, 2021. “It just doesn’t make sense,” said the famous Ninth Circuit Appellate attorney John Scannell. “By refusing to fire John Pennington, the Chancellor is putting the life of every student at risk.”

“I want to be very clear on what the implications are of John Pennington’s presence at the University of Alaska,” said the tireless public interest litigator, who is nationally recognized for his pro bono advocacy of civil rights. “The Chancellor is exposing the students to imminent danger, the university to massive financial liability and loss of federal accreditation,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

“Isn’t the larger question, ‘How did John Edward Pennington Jr., a man with a false credentials, a history of negligent homicide of 43 people, federal credit card fraud, rape and attempted murder of a five year old child, serial child molestation, and extreme domestic violence get hired by the University of Alaska?’” said the federal attorney. “Shouldn’t the Chancellor be thoroughly investigated by the Board of Regents, the Office of Governor, the Legislature, the State Auditor, the Alaska Education Foundation, and the Education Trust of Alaska?” asked the highly regarded litigator.

The Publisher of the Gold Bar Reporter, who has collected thousands of pages of evidence over a decade, agrees. “This is Seattle’s Epstein,” said legal scholar Anne Block, J.D. “He has been blackmailing high-ranking politicians for years with compromising pictures involving underage victims of human trafficking. Public officials include Court of Appeals Justice Marlin ApplewickSenator John Lovick, and Snohomish County Commissioner G. Geoffrey Gibbs, who remains on the bench regardless of his prior conviction of fraud by the Washington Attorney General’s Office.

There is no way that John Pennington could be legitimately employed in any public interest capacity,” said the Journalist and Publisher. “Any background check would have revealed a lifetime of criminal activity,” she said.

“Every single email, every phone call, and every meeting of the Chancellor should be exhaustively examined to determine what political pressure or favoritism may have resulted in Pennington’s hiring and the refusal to terminate Pennington’s employment,” said Ms. Block.

“The Chancellor is risking the health and safety of the students,” she said. “The people of Alaska need to know why. Right now.”

This is Part Two of the series “Seattle’s Epstein,” which now focus on the investigation of Chancellor White.

Washington Court of Appeals Div. I Judge Beth Andrus fixing cases for her friends in Snohomish County Oso Mudslide litigation

On March 22, 2014, one of the largest landslide in United States history occurred 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Oso, Washington.

Public records sent from Court of Appeals Judge Beth Andrus email account judgeandrus@gmail.com documents that she was a good friend to Snohomish County’s Oso Defense attorneys Joseph Genster and Timothy Leyh:

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Why this email is so important to illustrate case fixing is because Judge Beth Andrus was also the Judge at Washington Court of Appeals Division One who DENIED the Oso mudslide victims their day in court.  Judge Andrus fixed the case in favor of Snohomish County Prosecutors Joseph Genster and Timothy Leyh, her friends and the County attorneys on this appeal.

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Judge Beth Andrus, a dear friend to  Snohomish County Prosecutors Joseph Genster and Timothy Leyh, signed in the bottom left hand corner of the Decision to Dismiss victims of the Oso mudslides against her dear friend from Snohomish County Prosecutors Office. Joseph Genster and Timothy Leyh were in fact the attorneys of record representing Snohomish County.

If this is not case fixing and gross violations of the Cannon Rules of Judicial Conduct, we are not sure what is.

Judge Beth Andrus should be brought up on racketeering charges and impeached with all deliberate speed.

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For years  Snohomish County’s geologists urged the County’s Department of Emergency Management to purchase homes already built and move resident off the slide, correcting holding that the area was unstable and a major slide area.  FEMA offered funding to buy out home owners.

Instead of buying out property owners, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon wrote an email letter to one of his political appointee’s John E Pennington asking “is it safe to build?” John E Pennington wrote back ” Its good to build boss.”

John E. Pennington was a two term Washington State Representative from Cowlitz County Washington.  He was also diagnosed by King County Superior Court Dr. Hedricks as “a sociopath with no empathy for human life” and he was diagnosed with autism.

If having the Director of Snohomish County Emergency Management labeled a sociopath with autism isn’t bad enough, keep reading.

According to lead Cowlitz County Detective Maurice Saxon, John E. Pennington was also the man responsible for the rape, kidnapping,  and attempted murder of a 5 year old girl in Cowltiz County in 1992.

At the time John E Pennington was the person responsible for raping,  kidnapping,  and attempted murder of a five year old girl, he was also running for an uncontested Washington State House of Representative’s seat.

At the time of the child rape, Gold Bar’s city attorney Michael Kenyon was the City of Kelso’s attorney.

When John E Pennington and Mike Kenyon covered up the rape of a child, Michael Kenyon’s career skyrocketed. Kenyon went from an anal salary of $37,500 per year as a city attorney to a million year, only after Senator Jennifer Dunn  jumped started Kenyon’s career at the bequest of John E. Pennington.

John E Pennington said ” I owe Jennifer Dunn my career…” What Pennington left off was that Mike Kenyon also owes Senator Jennifer Dunn his career.

When the Gold Bar Reporter requested access to public records here in Gold Bar, involving John E Pennington’s then mistress and Gold Bar’s then Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg convicted of bank fraud, 2000, 2005), attorney Mike Kenyon, John E Pennington’s fixer, was hired by Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe ” Felon” Beavers to tampering with public emails disseminated inside Gold Bar’s public emails.  Those emails contained illegally obtained information from the FBI about the Gold Bar Reporter’s family, including major HIPPA violations.

And so the 10 year public records litigation began… and what just learned is that the City of Gold Bar has been lying to Gold Bar residents about who is paying the legal bills posted on the City’s website. A story for a later dates, but for those of you who wondered, it’s Washington State attorney General Bob Ferguson Office. A story we are working on for a little later date. Stay tuned.

 

 

Two years after the Oso mudslides, John E Pennington was deposed, and his response to what he considered his responsibilities to be are nicely illustrated in his videotaped deposition when he states countless times ” I was just the Director, I just directed.” 


According to the Seattle Times, John E Pennington paid a flat rate fee for his online fraudulent diploma, from California Coastal University.  Pennington used his online flat rate diploma to obtain another online degree from American Military University, a online school US Senator Harkin said was fraud on PBS’s special “Education Inc.”

This begs one question: Had the County hired a person qualified to handle Emergencies could Oso Mudslides been mitigated? The Gold Bar Reporter believes so.

Since the Hazel Landslide has a history of instability dating to 1937, this prior to the March 2014 mudslide, the FEMA plans to buy out the homeowners in 2006 would have eliminated the human causalities.

“Completely unforeseen”

On March 24, two days after the slide, John Pennington, Director of Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management, stated at a news conference, “This was a completely unforeseen slide. This came out of nowhere.”[28] The same day The Seattle Times published an article about previous slides at the same location, as well as the likelihood of future slides. The article contained comments from geologists, engineers, and local residents, and stated that the area was known among locals as “Slide Hill”. On the next day, The Times followed up with a full page article, “‘Unforeseen’ risk of slide? Warnings go back decades.”Snohomish County Public Works Director Steve Thompsen was quoted as saying, “A slide of this magnitude is very difficult to predict. There was no indication, no indication at all.” ‘

John E. Pennington also told Time Magazine the same week ” Everyone knew of the dangers.”

Source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Oso_mudslide

 


 

The Gold Bar Reporter since early January 2009, tried to warn the public that John E. Pennington was dangerous man ( arrested for beating a 3rd trimester pregnant City of Duvall Council Member just weeks before delivering her child), and had criminally harassed the Gold Bar Reporter using an anonymous website Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs, and several Snohomish County Executive employees operated from Snohomish County offices, titled ” The Sky Valley Chronicle.”

Countless criminal complaints were filed against John E Pennington from 2009 to 2017, but each time a criminal complaint was filed, then Sheriff John Lovick ( now WA State House of Rep for Mill Creek) would always intercept and quash the criminal complaints.

We would later learn that John Lovick was accused of sexual abusing a minor child in his care , caught masturbating along side her bed, inside his daughter’s room in the 1990s. John Lovick later paid off the victim to remain silent, and has since been lying to his constituents that the allegations are not true.

My mother always said ” the only ones who protect pedophiles, are pedophiles themselves.”  That’s exactly what John Lovick did, he protected John E Pennington from being criminally prosecuted on over 15 criminal complaints that were filed by several woman, and this after King County issued a restraining order against John E Pennington, they revoked his concealed weapons permit. While a King County restraining order was issued, John Lovick illegally granted Pennington back ( persons with domestic violence and mental health issues are NOT allowed to have weapons) a concealed weapons permit. Since Pennington did not live in Snohomish County – he actuall resides in Duvall, King County – Lovick had no authority to sign Pennington’s concealed weapons permit.

 

When Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon learned that John E Pennington tried to rape his public records officer inside Snohomish County Dept of Emergency Management, Aaron  Reardon called her in to his office and promised her promotions and issued a very large settlement check of $45,000.00, which we later learned the victim used to enlarge her breasts.  She is now Director of Emergency Management for the City of Marysville.

In May 2013, Snohomish County’s Municipal Unit “voted” to order then Municipal Unit and Snohomish County Prosecutor Margaret King to assist John Pennington with  getting Anne Block disbarred for exposing corruption.

A source inside Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, who we label “Fed Up” told the Gold Bar Reporter that ” Mark Roe and Mike Kenyon conspired with the county council to have you disbarred for reporting on their racketeering conduct. Margaret King was removed as Gold Bar’s City attorney, and moved to Snohomish County to assist the county with getting you disbarred.”

What our readers may not know is that from 2010 to February 2012, attorney Margaret King assisted in two Washington State Bar complaints.  What King and other complained about was that lawyers shouldn’t also be reporters.  The Gold Bar Reporter told the Washington State Bar Association ” stay out of my First Amendment activities.” The actions of the Enterprise cleared the way for the Reporter to dedicate more time to writing.

Forty-three people were killed and 49 homes and other structures destroyed. This was unacceptable from persons who were sworn in to uphold the laws, but as in the case of now terminated Director of Emergency Management John E Pennington, spent county monies and resources criminally harassing his opponents on a fake website The Sky Valley Chronicle. A website, Pennington, his convicted bank frauding wife Crystal D. Pennington (aka Berg, Hill), Snohomish County Prosecutors and Executive Officers used to defame and cyber-stalk anyone who dared challenge government sociopaths.

We blame the Washington State Bar Association for attempting to SLAPP down my First Amendment rights to protect a wife beater, a pedophile, and man who caused 43 deaths in Oso mudslides, because instead of working, he was performing FEMA contracts on the east in violation of Snohomish County Ordinance and criminally harassing his opponent right from County DEM offices.

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