SEATTLE’S EPSTEIN

Time Is Running Out for Lloyd’s of London’s, Washington State RICO Unit

Part Five of Ten

By J.P. Zenger

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On March 8, 2022, at 11:18 a.m., the offices of Snohomish County, Washington government seemed the same as any other morning. There were two exceptions. In the main reception area, the unseasonal smell of freshly cut grass drifted in through the partially open window on an unusually clear and sunny 46-degree day for early March. Nothing remotely suggested that a metaphoric F5 storm loomed just over the horizon.

The second exception to routine was the presence of a federal agent serving a subpoena. Compelling records about members of the largest RICO in the history of Washington State. The subpoena is expected to be the first of many. Over the next few months, dozens of local and state government offices, public officials, and private law firms are predicted by legal experts to be next. The storm with the power to eviscerate the RICO and the lives of its members thus announced its imminent arrival in Washington State.

After 15 years of effort by Washington State’s Gold Bar Reporter, together with its growing network of 13 volunteer attorneys, 86 victims and their families, hundreds of public records requests, and a lengthy investigation by federal law enforcement, the Washington State unit of what is now proven to be a massive global RICO operated by Lloyd’s of London appears to be rapidly nearing its end, according to voluminous evidence and insider testimony.

The RICO was deconstructed by the Gold Bar Reporter after retaliation by RICO member John E. Pennington, Jr., as chronicled in this series, “Seattle’s Epstein.” As explained earlier in the series, one of several cogs in Lloyd’s complex RICO machine is estate, probate and guardianship fraud involving billions of dollars. “We really lucked out,” said John Scannell, an appellate attorney in the 9th Circuit. “At the end of over a decade’s work, when choosing model RICO cases to bring to national attention, we found what is alleged to be a model case of estate fraud.” Luck may have little to do with the extended public interest group’s ongoing success.

For his part, Mr. Scannell is clearly a remarkable person. One of the few people in the history of the state to get a perfect SAT Score, he has a degree in physics from the University of Washington, is an accomplished chess champion, and has a decades-long history of public interest litigation with hundreds of millions of dollars of impact. He has rarely charged for his work and has a national reputation as “The Wizard of Laws.”

Mr. Scannell’s associate Anne Block, J.D., is equally remarkable. She worked through law school as a machinist while raising her infant daughter as a single mother. An award-winning investigative journalist, she inherited from her social activist New England parents a 163 IQ, their tireless Yankee work ethic, a blunt Boston bravado, and instilled in her an obligation to actively challenge corruption – regardless of the time or cost required. “They considered our historic Bostonian civic duty sacred,’ she said. “So do I.”

Luck may also have little to do with how the group’s associates discovered their model estate fraud case. In 2019, a guardianship victims’ relative, semi-retired major media journalist Mr. Greenwald joined the Gold Bar Reporter network. He acquired state-of-the-art fraud detection software, and began to process Washington State records. “We now discover patterns of fraud and relationships in seconds that until a couple of years ago would have taken thousands of hours and was only used by the NSA and CIA,” he said.

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Openly Corrupt King County Commissioner Carlos aka “Crazy Carlos” Velategui is a Key Member of a Vast Washington State RICO

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“It’s hard to overstate the significance of the new fraud analysis software. It’s like we are dealing with 19 century bank robbers who have no idea what a computer is. The software uses artificial intelligence and ‘Big Data’ in such complex and sophisticated ways that it really is science fiction come true. We have the next best thing to a brain scanner. After we find the patterns and cases, the same judges, attorneys, and public officials appear. We then contact the victims and their heirs.

The model case that the group discovered is the estate of the late Robert Cannon. “It’s the perfect fraud case,” said Mr. Greenwald. “We have an openly corrupt commissioner, Carlos aka ‘Crazy Carlos’ Velategui, and a plaintiff, Henry Cannon, who was an employee of King County and a friend of several judges. It couldn’t be better,” he stated. “This is our dream case. Velategui was already on our short list of the most corrupt judges in the state before his initial retirement two years ago. We are also reviewing all of the cases of Hanis Irvine Prothero.

“Known to be one of the most openly corrupt King County, Washington judges for his entire career, Velategui continues to fraudulently exhume himself from retirement like a crypt keeper of public corruption whose rotting hand clutching a fistful of stolen dollars rises from the grave in a “B” movie. But he couldn’t do it without the help of his friends in King County government,” said Mr. Greenwald. “They know who he is and what he does.”

Upon discovery of the Cannon estate case, the group reached out to an estate creditor with their evidence. The effort to elevate public attention about Velategui, other colluding public officials, and the firm Hanis Irvine includes two websites focused on Velategui and Hanis Irvine to assist victims with the automation of filing federal criminal complaints, to function as central repositories for evidence, and to collect and package evidence for a civil class action. “We have large national firms interested before the sites are fully live on May 15,” said Mr. Greenwald.

Patrick M. Hanis, the Law Firm Hanis Irvine Prothero and its staff are the subject of a RICO Investigation.

“It’s all about focus. In addition to Pennington, who really revealed the entire RICO, we are focusing on a relatively small number of public officials and attorneys. Our greatest asset is their arrogance. We will keep packaging evidence and sending it to federal authorities in D.C. We know how much collusion there is between the RICO members and public officials in the Western District,” said Anne Block, Publisher of the Gold Bar Reporter.

For his part, Patrick Hanis is a key subject of the Gold Bar Reporter investigation.  In addition to his involvement in probate and guardianship cases of interest, Mr. Hanis has acted as a Commissioner for King County Water District #111 since February 2004, which serves the areas of Meridian Valley and Lake Meridian in Kent. During that time, he and his law firm have represented clients with water rights issues.

Charles Wilson is Being Investigated for His Decisions Involving Clients of Hanis Irvine

Gary G. Cline is Being Investigated for His Decisions Involving Clients of Hanis Irvine

“We are examining every case of record and alleged conflicts of interest between Water District 111, Mr. Hanis, Hanis Irvine, and its staff, clients, Mr. Charles Wilson, and Mr. Gary G. Cline,” said Ms. Block. “Beyond that, I can no longer comment.”

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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.

Six Seattle Police Officers who Participated in Attempting to Overthrow the will of the voters, still remain on Seattle’s welfare system



On January 2, 2021, six Seattle Police Officers participated in violent protests, most were Pro Trump White Supremacists’. Purpose was to overthrow the US Congress. Permit 21-0274 granted a permit to Pro-Trump Protesters the right to march on the National Mall In Washington D.C., but the Permit did not grant anyone the right to storm, siege the US Capital, threaten, kill or harm police officers, or even breach the concrete barriers surrounding the US Capital.

But that’s exactly what Pro Trump Rally supporters did on January 6, 2021. What would the outcome be if Black Lives Matter protestors, who were African American Seattle Police Officers, committed the same treasonous acts against our government? Would those same police officers still have a job?

Since the Pro Trump Rally, 500 plus people have been arrested for illegally breaching the terms of the Permit 21-0274. Peaceful protests pursuant to the First Amendment is what makes a America great. But destroying public property and assaulting police officers is far from protected first amendment activity. Approximately 500 people have been arrested, ranging from arrests for destruction of public property to assaulting police officers. Many Pro Trumpsters were out right vulgar, one even defecated on Senator Pelosi’s desk, and in our opinion amounted to treason.

The Guardian US reported on how white supremist who closely align themselves with Adolf Hitler like tactics supported by Donald Trump and many of his followers have infiltrated our police departments nationwide. US Federal District Court Judge Robart recognized the problem specifically in the City of Seattle police department by issuing a consent decree after the City of Seattle police officers stalked and harassed minorities while on patrol.

Judge Robart’s consent decree has been in effect since 2012. Robart said ” I am hearing a lot of words. But I don’t measure progress by words. I measure it by action.” Since 2012 when Robart’s court began monitoring civil rights violations committed with several City of Seattle police officers, his order has had little effect in riding our communities of Brady Cops and White Supremacists inside police departments.

This brings us to the lead story on six Seattle Police Officers who area alleged to have “breached” the terms of the Pro Trump Rally Permit on January 6, 2021, when they entered the US Capital Building which was surrounded by concrete barriers.

About one month ago, DIVESTSPD released the names of all six Seattle police officers. After receiving responses to public records requests for all six police officers from the City of Seattle stating that they cannot release the employee files for Seattle Officers Scott Bach, Shaub Briskey, Jacob Briskey, Caitlan Rochelle, Alexzander Everett, Jason Marchoine, and Michael Settle, we feel confident that DIVEST SPD’s report on the names of the six police officers is correct, and the Gold Bar Reporter’s editorial Board decided to publish.

The Gold Bar Reporter requested the followers records for all Seattle police officers,

Pursuant to RCW 42.56, please provide me with all cell phones records for Scott Bach. Specifically, I am asking for is all bills with call logs from the actual cell phone company for any cell phone Scott Bach, Shaub Briskey, Jacob Briskey, Jason Marchione, and Michael Settle, used from November 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021.

AND

All text messages sent to or by any of the officers above during the same time frame.


The City of Seattle’s response was,

 
 
The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.

The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request due to the following:

The requested records continue to be the subject of ongoing litigation and there is currently still a Court Order in place barring their release. The Court Order preventing release of the requested records has been extended while the appeal is ongoing. The Court of Appeals case number is 82430-9-I. 

For that reason, at this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 8/20/2021. 
 
Thank you,
Tara Collings


On January 2, 2021, six Seattle Police Officers participated in violent protests, most were Pro Trump White Supremacists’. Purpose was to overthrow the US Congress. Permit 21-0274 granted a permit to Pro-Trump Protesters the right to march on the National Mall In Washington D.C., but the Permit did not grant anyone the right to storm, siege the US Capital, threaten, kill or harm police officers, or even breach the concrete barriers surrounding the US Capital.

But that’s exactly what Pro Trump Rally supporters did on January 6, 2021. What would the outcome be if Black Lives Matter protestors, who were African American Seattle Police Officers, who had committed the same treasonous acts against our government? Would those same police officers still have a job?

Since the Pro Trump Rally, 500 plus people have been arrested for illegally breaching the terms of the Permit 21-0274. Peaceful protests pursuant to the First Amendment is what makes a America great. But destroying public property and assaulting police officers is far from protected first amendment activity. Approximately 500 people have been arrested, ranging from arrests for destruction of public property to assaulting police officers. Many Pro Trumpsters were out right vulgar, one even defecated on Senator Pelosi’s desk, and in our opinion amounted to treason.

The Guardian US reported on how white supremist who closely align themselves with Adolf Hitler like tactics supported by Donald Trump and many of his followers have infiltrated our police departments nationwide. US Federal District Court Judge Robart recognized the problem specifically in the City of Seattle police department by issuing a consent decree after the City of Seattle police officers stalked and harassed minorities while on patrol.

Judge Robart’s consent decree has been in effect since 2012. Robart said ” I am hearing a lot of words. But I don’t measure progress by words. I measure it by action.” Since 2012 when Robart’s court began monitoring civil rights violations committed with several City of Seattle police officers, his order has had little effect in riding our communities of Brady Cops and White Supremacists inside police departments.

This brings us to the lead story on six Seattle Police Officers who area alleged to have “breached” the terms of the Pro Trump Rally Permit on January 6, 2021, when they entered the US Capital Building which was surrounded by concrete barriers.

About one month ago, DIVESTSPD released the names of all six Seattle police officers. After receiving responses to public records requests for all six police officers from the City of Seattle stating that they cannot release the employee files for Seattle Officers Scott Bach, Shaub Briskey, Jacob Briskey, Caitlan Rochelle, Alexzander Everett, Jason Marchoine, and Michael Settle, we feel confident that DIVEST SPD’s report on the names of the six police officers is correct, and the Gold Bar Reporter’s editorial Board decided to publish.

The Gold Bar Reporter requested the followers records for all Seattle police officers,

Pursuant to RCW 42.56, please provide me with all cell phones records for Scott Bach. Specifically, I am asking for is all bills with call logs from the actual cell phone company for any cell phone Scott Bach, Shaub Briskey, Jacob Briskey, Jason Marchione, and Michael Settle, used from November 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021.

AND

All text messages sent to or by any of the officers above during the same time frame.


The City of Seattle’s response was,

 
 
The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.

The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request due to the following:

The requested records continue to be the subject of ongoing litigation and there is currently still a Court Order in place barring their release. The Court Order preventing release of the requested records has been extended while the appeal is ongoing. The Court of Appeals case number is 82430-9-I. 

For that reason, at this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 8/20/2021. 
 
Thank you,
Tara Collings


To the City of Settle to unlawfully claim that releasing cell phone bills of any police officer violate any court order as the court order only stated that the City could not release the names of any officers. What happens when the names are already public? We can tell you that a lawsuit will be filed against the City of Seattle for violating our rights to access public records.

Just as the Washington Post published the Pentagon Papers, the names of six Seattle Officers, who four out of the six are Brady Cops, are not private so long as they remain on the taxpayers payroll or as we say ” the City of Seattle’s welfare system.”

GAME OVER, Lloyds of London, a United Kingdom Government Owned Company, Fraud Exposed in US Markets

Lloyds of London, racketeering

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Melvin Banford, John ONeal, Derek Harrold, Steve Harris and Matt Rothnie

Above, key players within Lloyds of London’s Commercial, sued for Racketeering (RICO) and fixing US markets in the delivery of insurance and legal services throughout the United States. Evidence suggests that John O’Neill, CEO of Lloyds of London co-directs one of the largest racketeering Enterprises in US History

May 12, 20201 UPDATES TO “GAME OVER

POLITICAL EXPERTS PREDICT ALLAN COPSEY AND NOAH PURCELL’S INVOLVMENT IN BOB FERGUSON’S RICO WILL BE THE FOCUS OF GLOBAL PRESS COVERAGE AND END THEIR CAREERS

OPENLY CORRUPT PRIVATE AND PUBLIC ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING THE STATE OF WASHINGTON ARE NOT JUST ACTING AS LITIGATORS, THEY ARE NOW AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE FRAUD ACCORDING TO LAW PROFESSORS

As Bob Ferguson and Peter King’s Lloyd’s of London affiliated snowball of fraud quickly becomes an avalanche landing at the foot of the 9th Circuit and the global press in Block v. WSBA, our case is taking an interesting and unexpected turn.

Interest by both the global media and legal academics has been non-stop since our article “Seattle’s Epstein.” While we expected this to occur eventually, what we didn’t expect is the attention of the press and academic community to include federal judges, the Ninth Circuit Court, and both public and private attorneys as central elements of the story.

The increasing attention on the judges and the Ninth Circuit was referenced in our last update of May x, 2021. What is new since that update are consistent comments by several law professors and law journalists that both public and private attorneys have clearly crossed the line from representing a RICO enterprise to being participants in the RICO enterprise.

In knowingly violating the law and knowingly representing both state and private clients actively operating a RICO, the openly corrupt attorneys are not only subject to personal liability and loss of their licenses to practice, but they are also subject to criminal penalties according to the academics. There are four main reasons why they have crossed the line, they indicate:

1)      The State Constitution.  Article VIII Section 7 stipulates that the state cannot give or loan money to a private association, which the Washington State Supreme Court defined the Washington Bar in February 2021 as private association and not a public agency. The state has illegally spent tens of millions of dollars to provide free counsel for the bar.

2)      The Federal Constitution. The Fifth Amendment of the Federal Constitution stipulates the right of due process. After being ordered by the Federal District Court to file no further actions in Block v. WSBA, The defense attorneys are illegally filing motions for the purpose of denial of due process, and are in violation of Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act by acting under color of law.

3)      The Court Record. Each and every attorney has read the court record and is aware of how the Lloyd’s /Washington State RICO controlled by Bob Ferguson and Peter King of the Association of Washington Cities operates.

4)      Duties Resulting from Knowledge of Criminal Activity. The implication of this knowledge is that every attorney has a duty under RPC 1.6 “to prevent the client from committing a crime or fraud that is reasonably certain to result in substantial injury to the financial interests or property of another and in furtherance of which the client has used or is using the lawyer’s services.” Further the lawyer must then reveal information to “prevent, mitigate or rectify” that injury. Rule 1.2 prohibits a lawyer from counseling or assisting the client in conduct the lawyer knows is criminal or fraudulent.  Rule 1.4  requires a lawyer to disclose material facts to avoid assisting a cli­ent’s crime or fraud,” based on the State Supreme Court’s Hamilton decision.  Rule 3.3 requires a lawyer representing a client in an adjudicative proceeding who “knows that a person intends to engage in, is engaging in or has engaged in criminal or fraudulent conduct related to the proceeding” to “take reasonable remedial measures, including, if necessary, disclosure to the tribunal.” And finally, Rule 8.3 directs  a lawyer who knows that another lawyer or a judge has engaged in misconduct raising a “substantial question” about honesty or fitness to inform an “appropriate authority.” The Supreme Court established that attorney-client confidentiality is not applicable where there is knowledge of criminal conduct.  Several federal court rules are in violation as well, which we shall cite shortly.

Bottom line: no matter what their openly corrupt bosses like Leslie Seffren, who is currently under investigation for decades of guardianship fraud, child trafficking, money laundering and tax evasion, tell them, they will be on their own when this case is at the top of the front page of mainstream media.

Can the openly corrupt attorneys acting to further the Lloyd’s/Washington State RICO, such as Copsey, Noah Purcell, etc etc who appear to be relying on their corrupt network to fix cases control the global press?

We shall see soon enough!

Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S, fraud, forgery and false filings, perjury and constructively disbarred from NY State and admitted to practice law in Washington State

Attorney Shannon Ragonesi, an attorney at Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S, was constructively disbarred from the State of New York (NY). In New York, unlike Washington State Bar Association, is operated by NY State’s Board of Examiners, a state licensing agency. With no surprise, Ms. Ragonesi was a dear friend of Attorney General Bob Ferguson while they both attended NY Law School; and both participated in the helping the Catholic Church cover up hundreds of sexual abuse cases here in the Pacific Northwest.

When a complainant files a bar complaint in NY State, the lawyer is giving a copy of the complaint and a copy is filed with the State of NY’s Judiciary Here in Washington State, when a person files a Washington State Bar Association complaint, such complaints are filed with an alleged private association.

Using the word “alleged” means “not proven.” In the case of the Washington State Bar Association, we discovered three important features through various public records requests to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, (1) the Washington Attorney General is illegally running the private Washington State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education classes,, (3) the Washington Attorney General is illegally hosting the Washington State Bar Association’s email server, (3) The Washington Attorney General is illegally running is providing free rent to the Washington State Bar Association at two publicly owned buildings, one in Olympia and one in Seattle on 4th Ave, and The Washington Attorney General is illegally funneling millions of public money to several law firms that defend the Washington State Bar Association such as Pacifica Law Group, Keating Buckling and McCormack ( and NY disbarred attorney Shannon Ragonesi), Kenyon Disend PLLC, and Gordon Rees and illegally using the AG’s risk management division also known as Department of Enterprise Services to provide legal services to the Washington State Bar Association, and (6) the Washington State Bar Association is stealing public money from the Washington State Public Retirement System (PERS).

If the Washington State Bar Association is not a public agency, then why are the taxpayers of Washington State allowing Washington State Bar employees Doug Ende, Kara Ralph, Felice Congalton, Scott Busby, and Allison Sato to collecting a state funded paid retirement from the taxpayers? Is this a welfare program given to alleged private associations?

Shannon Ragonesi, after being constructively disbarred from NY State, called a good friend of hers here in Washington State, Bob Ferguson who personally authorized Shannon Ragonesi to commit the same crimes against taxpayers as she did in NY State. Ms. Ragonesi’s crimes include false filings, perjury, harassment of public records requesters, forgery, fraud, theft of public money, and defamation. But she had a lot of help from other Special Assistant Attorney Generals like King County Superior Court and SAAG Judges such as Michael Scott ( Hillis Clarke, Martin and Peterson), Jim Rogers (Fox Rothchilds), Julie Spector (Lane & Powell), and Joseph Genster ( Hillis Clarke, Martin & Peterson).

Here’s the Washington State Attorney General’s Office case fixing scam works. SAAGs like disbarred NY State Attorney Shannon Ragonesi is paid millions via a fraudulent scam titled the Special Attorney General contracts. The Washington State Attorney General makes judicial appointments and the Governor simply rubber stamps the request. Since Governor Inslee has been in office, we could find only one judicial appointment in the whole state that was not a SAAG on contract with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office to provide a legal defense to public agencies. This means when a person is charged with a crime, or perhaps brings a lawsuit for access to public records, the agency, as was the case in Gold Bar Washington, is defended 100 % by the Washington State Attorney General’s contractors aslo known as SAAGs, and the Judge, like Michael Scott ( King County), Marybeth Dingledy (former employee of King County and City of Everett), Bruce Weiss (labeled a SAAG by AG’s list), Cindy Larsen (labeled a SAAG by AG’s list),, Julie Spector (SAAG law firm at Lane & Powell), and Jim Rogers ( King County SAAG while employed at Fox Rothchild) hear and decide your case. This in spite of the fact that the Washington Court of Appeals Div. I held in Ann Gonzales v WA State that a SAAG attorney cannot be have a SAAG Judge hear and decide any part of their case, or in the words of the Gonzales Court, the right to a fair and impartial judge is constitutional right . . . if a judge was a SAAG, and the Defense counsel was SAAG, disclosure isn’t enough, a judge must recuse themselves from the cases.”

If having a SAAG Judge hearing and deciding cases involving other attorneys such as SAAG law firms like Keating, Buckling and McCormack, or worse, US Federal District Court Judge Richard Jones, Ronald Leighton, Benjamin Settles, and Ricardo Martinez ( all SAAGs while employed with WA State), is this not case fixing at the highest level in the state? In Block v WSBA et al ,S Federal District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez, and local Snohomish County District Court Judge Douglas Fair, we obtained telephone records from SAAG attorney, Special Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor at Hillis Clarke, Martin & Peterson confirming beyond any doubt that Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (SAP/SAAG) Joseph Genster openly engaged in exparte communication via public telephone records with judges.

In Block v Gold Bar, SAAG/SAP Shannon Ragonesi openly brags of her case fixing scam using King County Superior Court Judge ( also a SAAG at Hillis Clarke Martin & Peterson) Michael Scott to SLAPP public requesters down from trying to file lawsuits for access to public records. A case the US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit just agreed hear in Block v WSBA et al, can a judge who was a SAAG, as Ricardo Martinez was with WA State Attorney General’s Office, hear and decide cases when SAAGs Gordon Rees, Leslie Seffren and Shannon Ragonesi are representing the defendants? Under Ann Gonzales v Washington State, our state courts have already held ” NO” and that recusal was mandatory to preserve a litigant’s constitutional right to a fair and impartial judge.

Sorry SAAG/SAP/AWC contractors, the cat is out of the bag. If every defendant filed a disqualification against every judge that had SAAG/SAP contracts with Judges like Jim Rogers, Julie Spector, Bruce Wiess, Cindy Larsen, or Michael Scott, how many cases would be overturned for not recusing themselves ensuring that a litigant should have a fair and impartial judge? Washingtonians have a Constitutional right to access to courts, and a right to unlimited public records. and should never be faced with a judicial plant sent by the AG’s office to fix cases as “risk management.”

Outside Audits Demanded of National Employment Security Candidate

Claims of “Nigerian Fraud” Questioned as Cause of Record Losses

Part Two of Five – By The Gold Bar Reporter

Former Washington State Employment Security Commissioner LeVine (R) is Responsible For the Largest Loss from Fraud in her State’s History. She is Alleged to Have Actively Engaged in a Coverup of Massive Internal Fraud and Negligence.

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Seattle, Washington State Feb. 12, 2021. When Sage Wilson of Working Washington heard former State Employment Security (ESD) Department Commissioner LeVine – and current National Employment Security appointee – quote a $650 million dollar loss from ‘Nigerian’ fraud while claiming not to know how many claims the losses related to, the red flags went up.

“How can anyone give a loss figure without knowing the number of claims involved? Something’s really wrong here,” he said. Other state’s employment security departments that have released dollar figures from fraud, in fact, have also released the number of associated false claims. “How can you know one without the other?” asked a prominent employment lawyer. “Isn’t it just simple math?”

The highly regarded Ninth Circuit public interest attorney John Scannell has his own equation: “If former Commissioner LeVine had no idea what numbers were associated with the losses, how on earth did she immediately conclude that it was ‘Nigerian Fraud’?” he said. “Add that fact to LeVine’s obstruction of the Washington State Auditor’s staff. Doesn’t that equal probable cause of internal fraud?” he added.

Like the number of unresolved unemployment claims, the chorus of voices that had called for Ms. LeVine’s resignation had been escalating at the same rate as the current questions of her qualifications being asked regarding her pending federal appointment. “We’re talking about a person who is a patronage appointment with absolutely zero qualifications, and who has demonstrated total incompetence. The people who are some of our most vulnerable in Washington state have paid a high price for obvious political patronage – should the entire nation?” said Mr. Scannell.

“It’s just inconceivable that a demonstrably incompetent employment security director in history, who lied to state auditors, who is the sole person responsible for killing the new software that could have prevented the fraud just months before COVID-19,” said an ESD staffer.

Ms. LeVine’s background includes a position in a luxury travel subsidiary of a software business and  fundraising for the Democratic party. With no experience she was given a foreign position in the State Department by the Obama Administration. After her $17,500 donation to Washington Governor Inslee, she was then appointed by him as Commissioner of Employment Security.

“This is the worst conceivable caricature of a patronage appointment. We’re talking about someone whose resume is absent any relevant government experience whatsoever, and a person who is completely disconnected from the reality of the unemployed,” said Mr. Scannell. “If someone really deems it necessary to give someone a patronage appointment, why hand a job caring for the unemployed to an unqualified multi-multi-millionaire who has demonstrated contempt for the unemployed?”

Ms. LeVine may in fact be less than directly impacted by the suffering caused by her mismanagement. With her husband Eric, Ms. LeVine lives in a $3.5 million-dollar 7,200 sq. ft. Seattle mansion. They own a multimillion-dollar software company that tracks wine collections for the world’s wealthiest people. The State of Washington paid her substantially over $200,000 including benefits and allowances.

Meanwhile, Ms. LeVine’s disconnection from the pain and suffering caused by her historic mismanagement appears to have coincided with what is being calling “an utterly sadistic negligence of her responsibility to have cared for the unemployed,” according to a prominent employment law attorney. “Ms. LeVine cynically used several of the same fraudulent tactics to deny claims that she used to obstruct audits,” she said.

According to the employment law attorney, the tactics deployed against claimants and auditors alike include feigning confusion, shuffling people between ESD employees, refusing to release information, destroying documents, and simply not responding to inquiries. “Federal crimes have been committed here. Why are there no federal charges? These are criminal acts.” said the attorney who has shared notes with colleagues. “Where is the federal investigation?”

“The conclusion that we’ve all come to is, if it was really ‘Nigerian fraud’ as Ms. LeVine has claimed in Washington state, why did she obstruct the audits?” said the employment law attorney. “Why aren’t all the records being posted online after an outside GAAP equivalent audit? Isn’t this a lot of the public’s hard-earned money? What business could possibly run without accounting for where the money is going?” she said.

Meanwhile, for her part, with her only accomplishments in government being the greatest loss to fraud in the history of Washington State, insiders express incredulity of her current pending appointment, “this is utterly the worst conceivable candidate for the person responsible for some of our nation’s most vulnerable, the unemployed. It is inconceivable to even consider this person for the appointment,” stated attorney Mr. Scannell.

Ms. LeVine, who contrary to federal law accepted $9000 worth of gifted luxury wine tasting functions in Luxembourg while working in her political patronage appointed State Department job in Switzerland and living in a government provided $25 million dollar mansion, asked the unemployed and the taxpayers of Washington State to trust her. Now she asks the nation.

When asked exactly how much money had been taken from the unemployed of the State of Washington, and exactly how it happened, her response was, “trust me, I want to know. I asked every single day,” although she had direct and unlimited access to all accounting and transaction information.

Ms. LeVine’s business philosophy may be of little consolation to Washington’s unemployed and taxpayers: “fail fast, and fail cheaply,” said Ms. LeVine. The “North star” for her personal moral compass, she says, is the Jewish expression “tikkun olam” which means “repair the world.”

“Perhaps Ms. LeVine could repair an important part of the world by assuming responsibility for the results of a comprehensive outside audit of the mess she left in Washington State,” said attorney Mr. Scannell. “The best thing she could do for all of us is to decline the patronage appointment and not doing any more damage.”

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National Employment Security Appointee

Suzan LeVine Retaliated Against Claimants, Whistleblowers claim

Washington State ESD Commissioner LeVine is Responsible for the Largest State Loss from Fraud in U.S. History

Seattle, Washington State Jan. 5, 2021. When 21-year-old ‘Sonya L.’ applied for unemployment benefits in Washington State, she filled out every form and complied with every law. Nothing happened for months. And months. And months.

While employment security offices (ESD) across the country are having challenges ranging from fraud to backlogs, Washington State has stood out among all others for several reasons, according to claimants, lawyers, and government insiders.

At the center of the dysfunction, they say, was Suzan LeVine, a state political appointee who is now nominated to be responsible for the nation’s entire employment security system following a $400,000 donation to the Biden campaign. Sonya’s L.’s Washington state experience, however, may cause the U.S. Senate to take a closer look before confirming LeVine.

LeVine’s critics responded to political appointment by highlighting problems at the ESD under her leadership, in which Nigerians create a fraud scheme that stole $600 million in unemployment funds, and months of delays in unemployment payments to eligible claimants during the pandemic.

In contrast to Sonya L’s experience with unemployment benefits, career criminal Austin Schwahn, whose street alias is “Austin ‘Rockstrom,” filed false claims while using drugs. He promptly received a check in full from Ms. LeVine’s office. Although a written fraud claim was officially filed by a highly credible witness months before, the convicted heroin dealer continued to receive unemployment benefits from Washington State Employment Security Commissioner Suzan LeVine’s office.

Meanwhile, over a period of six months, Sonya L. made dozens of calls to the Employment Security Department (ESD), spent over 20 hours on hold and sent several emails to the State for her unemployment claims. She finally began receiving a weekly check. But while her past due claims had been approved – which would have been enough to pay for a place to live – they failed to come through.

Finally, after continuous efforts produced no results, the former journalism student reached out to friends in the media. They gave her the personal email address of then ESD Commissioner Suzan LeVine. After sending an email to former Commissioner LeVine, it got a reaction, but not the one she expected. “Rather than helping resolve the claim,” Sonya L. said, “former Commissioner LeVine immediately retaliated against me.”

Within hours of reaching out to the former Commissioner, in fact, Sonya L. received a response from ‘Agent #644.’ “At first I was really encouraged to have received such a fast reply after so much time and effort to resolve the claim,” she said. “I guess I shouldn’t have had so much faith after all that’s happened, and everything that’s been covered in the media.”

A lot has, indeed, been covered in the media. Former Commissioner LeVine had become the national symbol of government dysfunction. Articles in the local, regional, and national press referred to Ms. LeVine as being solely responsible for allowing the greatest single social services fraud in the history of her state to occur as a result of her negligence. LeVine then, according to Washington State’s Auditor, concealed the losses.

Regardless of the press coverage, when ‘Agent #644’ again asked for the same information that Sonya L. had previously provided, she wasn’t initially concerned. “At first I thought, ‘well, since they’re getting back to me so quickly, at least they’re trying to take care of this.’ It was really naïve of me. Later it seemed clear that the delays are a calculated process by the State to illegally deny claims.”

When Sonya L. reached out to friends in the press who had previously covered government stories, her feelings were confirmed – she learned of a pattern of practices the State employs to deny benefits claims. “It’s a four-part process,” one journalist explained to her, “The first step is simply ignoring claimants. If people are persistent, the second step is ‘case shuffling,’ it’s where the case is moved from agent to agent to wear you down.”

That was exactly what Sonya L. experienced. “After again giving all the required information to agent #644, I then received a message from ‘Lisa C.,’ who asked for documents that aren’t even required by law,” stated Sonya L. “This is exactly what insiders said would be the third step.” Before she even had a chance to respond to ‘Lisa C.,’ the case was ‘shuffled’ again. This time to a ‘Case Investigator.’

“This is the fourth step in the process of denying valid claims,” her journalist friend told her. “Taking the offensive. Starting a pretext ‘investigation’ when the claim is perfectly valid. Basically, it’s an intimidation tactic.” Joseph Nessinger, referring to himself as a ‘Case Investigator,’ as Sonya’s journalists friends predicted, sent an email to Sonya L. requesting a call. Joseph Nessinger is, in fact, a private investigator who is alleged to be fraudulently licensed as a result of his unreported prior conviction by the IRS for unpaid taxes.

In response to private investigator Nessinger’s emails, which clearly and falsely implied he was a state employee, on the advice of her journalist friends Sonya L. began looking for legal counsel. She sent an email to Nessinger asking for an extension of Lisa C.’s three-day deadline asking for documents not required by law. She explained that she needed time to find an attorney. Sonya L. also cited the law that doesn’t require her to provide the documents they demanded.

Lisa C. responded by offering a two-day extension to Sonya L., but ignored her request for a written response – required under the law – as to why her benefits were illegally suspended pending the conclusion of an ‘investigation,’ why there is an ‘investigation’ when she complied with all  requirements, and why she is being asked for documents that are not stipulated by law.

Meanwhile, throughout the greatest crisis and need for unemployment security in State history, Ms. LaVine, “earned substantially more than $200,000 a year in salary, benefits, and expense accounts, was taking vacations, and was often absent from the office,” according to insiders. There have been countless public demands by the press and politicians for her resignation. Multiple law firms have started class action suits.

“I just keep thinking, ‘If this could happen to me, I can’t imagine the amount of real-world pain and suffering that this mess at the State’s Unemployment office is causing to single mothers in rural areas, children who are going hungry, the elderly and people with illnesses,’” said Sonya L.. “It’s hard to imagine how much suffering could have been relieved by the money that was allowed to be stolen.”

“Let’s be clear about this,” said an employment law attorney who asked not to be named, “People need to figure out another approach to deal with Employment Security management,” he said. “These are illegal acts. People need to start filing public records requests and federal criminal complaints under USC 1983 civil rights violations against senior ESD staff . Something has got to change.”

Several hundred thousand unemployed Washingtonians would likely agree. Victims are now proposing public rallies – like the rallies being held to advocate for the defunding of police departments. “The management of ESD needs to be held personally accountable,” said another employment law attorney.

“One would think that there are many people immediately effected by the illegal withholding of their money. I think a strategically located rally would have a big impact. Like WTO.” Clearly, something has got to change. Perhaps if it’s likely to change anywhere, it’s likely to change in Seattle.

It is likely that Austin “Rockstrom” was hoping things wouldn’t change – in addition to nearly $10,000 in unemployment benefits, he received a $2,000 bonus payment from Ms. LeVine’s former office that was promptly spent on street drugs, courtesy of you, the Washington State taxpayer. The people of the state have financed both his ‘drug store’ and his heroin addiction.

Mr. “Rockstrom,” a convicted career criminal, has never even looked for a job once in his life, according to the official sworn fraud complaint filed with Ms. LeVine’s former office. The complaint regarding Mr. “Rockstrom” that was filed several months ago was only acted on recently after several follow up complaints with ESD.

Unable to pay her rent, Sonya L., however, was evicted and became homeless for the first time in her life. Mr. Rockstrom, his ‘business’ boosted by a windfall of taxpayer money, is now doing better than ever. Although she notified ESD in writing that she had been employed for a two week period to correct her original unemployment claim, Ms. LeVine’s office filed fraud charges against ‘Sonya L.’

The Senate will now decide if the entire nation’s unemployed, in the worst unemployment environment since the great depression, will have to rely on Ms. LeVine for their survival.

Just as Donald Trump appointed Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, to an office she was not qualified for, Joe Biden appears to be taken a punt from Trump’s playbook by hiring political infiltrators like Elaine Chao whose simply contributed money in exchange for a political appointment.

The Washington State Auditor’s Office confirmed that there were six whistleblower complaints filed by state employees who were threatened by Suzan Levine. Very disappointed in President Biden, who one time said ” the most patriotic thing an American can do is fight corruption.”

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