Good news! Amazon has restocked its paper towels and toilet paper

A recent Amazon search confirms that Amazon  has restocked its toilet paper and paper towels online.  But supplies are going fast, so stock up fast.

President Trump issued the following press release today asking citizens to stop hoarding groceries:

But President Trump said nothing about hoarding paper supplies. So act quickly, because a ban may be placed on how many paper supplies Americans can purchase.


What the heck is going on?  This morning I went to the grocery store after hearing from President Trump that we shouldn’t be hoarding food. My thought was if Donald Trump is saying not to do something, I should be definitely be doing it.  The shelves were bare where paper towels and cleaners once rested, and lines were very long.

Safeway Monroe Washington patrons were yelling at the cashiers like “get some more cashiers here!!!!”

I bought a few items to tie me over for a few weeks and told the cashier ” I think you’re doing a wonderful job. I never come to the grocery store when I am concerned with time.”

What the heck is happening? Did people lose common respect and sense for human decency?

Stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands, and shower every day.  Let’s stop the madness.

Breaking news: If you run out of toilet paper, use cloth or simply shower.  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Edward Pennington Jr. refused comment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The video contradicts Deputy Wallin’s statements.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In State of Washington v Keland Guinn

769642 In re the Welfare of AH Amended MAR

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

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

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


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

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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

RCW 40.16.010 Injury to public record.

Every person who shall willfully and unlawfully remove, alter, mutilate, destroy, conceal, or obliterate a record, map, book, paper, document, or other thing filed or deposited in a public office, or with any public officer, by authority of law, is guilty of a class C felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than five years, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Washington State Bar, with blessing of Washington State Supreme Court Justices, issues a slap on the hand to Snohomish County Prosecutor who sexually assaulted female co-worker, threatened police officer, obstructed justice, and lied during official police investigation

Washington State is such a lovely place to work, operate a business, and raise children.


Earlier this week, the Washington State Bar Association, with the overwhelming support of the Washington State Supreme Court Justices, entered into an agreement with Washington State Bar Associate and Snohomish County Prosecutor Christopher Dickinson agreeing to a six month suspension of his license to practice law.

Snohomish County Prosecutor Christopher Dickinson was one of several Snohomish County Prosecutor who sexually assaulted a female co-worker after the entire Prosecutor’s Office here in Snohomish County attended a party at Lake Chelan. The “party” was paid for by the taxpayers of Snohomish County.

King 5 was first to report on the criminal conduct of our lovely county prosecutors, including Christopher Dickinson  (seen in the above picture passed out cold). Criminal conduct including threatening/intimidating a police officer, filing false report with a police officer, lying during an official police investigation, drunk driving, and sexual assault of a female co-worker.

In 2018, Christopher Dickinson plead guilty to sexual assault and drunk driving and served time in jail. A light sentence, in comparison to other sexual deviants who are not prosecutors.

After receiving public records from Lake Chelan, the Gold Bar Reporter filed a Washington State Bar complaint against Christopher Dickinson.

Upon reviewing the entire criminal file on Mr. Dickinson, it’s pretty obvious that Mr. Dickinson has a major drug and alcohol problem and needs treatment with all deliberate speed. An issue the Washington State Bar Association has the ability to order treatment, but instead, the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Supreme Court decided to issue a mere six month suspension of Christopher Dickinson’s bar license.

A slap on the wrist, amounting to urinating in the face of the taxpayers of Washington State.

The people of Washington State deserve more from our public officials, especially ones being paid with our tax money. Instead, the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Supreme Court Justices decided that Mr. Dickinson’s crimes against women are only worthy of a six month suspension to practice law.

Racketeering Exposed inside Washington State Government Offices 

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Attorney Lin O’Dell found guilty of stealing from our elderly in Washington State

Last month, after sifting through hundreds of thousands public records at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (WA AG), we learned that the WA AG’s Office is operating the Washington State Bar Association, Association of Washington Cities, cities, including but not limited to the cities of Gold Bar and Duvall,  public defenders, prosecutors, every judge in Washington State, county employees, guardian scammers such as attorney Lin O’Dell , Emily Hansen, Chris Lee, and Michael Longyear, and Department of Health and Human Services.

In the case of Lin O’Dell, three Washington State Courts found her guilty of stealing from Washington State elderly, and using her convicted killer husband Mark Plivilech to extort them inside their homes.

Mark Plivilech


For a half of a century, the Washington State Supreme Court has been lying to the taxpayers of Washington, claiming, falsely, that the Washington State Bar Association is in the control of the Washington State Supreme Court.  Public records document that WA AG’s are directing disciplinary, operating and providing legal training with taxpayer monies. According to a University of Chicago law school professor ” If the Washington State Bar Association is using public employees to operate, it’s a public agency, and some one should challenge the Supreme Court’s opinion in Graham v Washington  State.”

Is this a fraudulent racketeering scheme, a violation of Separation of Powers Doctrine and Sherman Anti-Trust violations or is the professor correct?

A fraudulent scheme to limit liability, started by former Attorney General Rob McKenna, after the voters of Washington State overwhelmingly rejected tort reform.  More to come soon, promise. 

It’s time to impeach the entire Washington State Supreme Court for crimes against the taxpayers.



King County Washington Judge, in Children’s Hospital Case, Alleged to Have Conflict of Interest


Ken Schubert, King County Superior Court


A King County Superior Court Judge in the Children’s Hospital case that resulted in six deaths failed to disclose a critical conflict of interest, according to a prominent appellate attorney.

Judge Ken Schubert had previously allowed lawyers for the hospital to unlawfully seal court files, in an effort to cover up evidence of mold contamination. Because of the assigned judges’ conflict, advocates for the victims are calling for both an investigation and his resignation.

After increasing pressure from the international media exposure, the public, lawsuits, and families of the victims, in a televised statement Judge Schubert nervously stated that he had “second thoughts” about his previous ruling to prohibit public review of the file.

Unknown at the time was Judge Schubert’s close ties to the law firm representing Children’s Hospital. Schubert had been previously employed at the law firm Garvey Schubert, one of the two law firms that recently merged to form the firm Foster Garvey according to Schubert’s own filing with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission.

“Children’s Hospital engaged in a 15-year cover up of the deadly mold that killed six children and seriously injured eight more,” said John Scannell, a Ninth Circuit Appellate attorney. “There was at least one prior whistleblower complaint filed with the government. Children’s Hospital then hired a law firm, Foster Garvey, with close ties to the Judge. Children’s directed attorneys Adrian Winder and Andrea Bradford of Foster Garvey to sue the press to prevent the exposure of the guilty parties. Schubert allowed it. Sealing the file prevented the victim’s access to the evidence and a fair public trial,” he said. “This is absolutely inexcusable and a basic violation of Schubert’s most basic duty as a judge and trusted public official.”

“In addition to Judge Schubert’s prior employment at the law firm Garvey Schubert, there is another serious question of conflict that needs to be answered. Did the estate of Judge Schubert’s late father, Ken Schubert, Sr., the founder of Garvey Schubert, convey to his son Judge Ken Schubert, Jr. a direct or indirect ownership interest in the firm Foster Garvey – the same law firm now representing Children’s Hospital?” said Mr. Scannell.

“This is an astonishing and blatant example of arrogance on the part of the hospital, their attorneys and law firm, as well as the judge to think they could get away with hiding the facts of the case by sealing the file and denying justice to the victims. Schubert only changed his mind and opened the file because he was caught by the press. It’s that simple.”

“Judge Schubert is now the subject of multiple complaints to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, retroactive investigations of his prior cases, and several calls for his resignation,” according to Mr. Scannell.

“If Schubert isn’t immediately removed from the bench, we can all stop pretending we live under the rule of law,” said Mr. Scannell. “This is absolutely outrageous.”

Judge Schubert has refused comment.



Washington State Bar Association gives the “green light” for prosecutors to take and disseminate nude photos of county employee without her consent, overruling Washington State Legislature

In June 2018, Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay, Erdwin Okoloko, C. Matt Hunter, Robert Grant, Christopher Dickinson, Jon Cummings, and Kirk Mahjoubian made a conscious decision to commit a felony, i.e. taking picture of a intoxicated female co-worker unclothed, and then disseminated that picture to various persons misusing a county cell phone ( as Jon Cummings is seen texting that picture to others on his county issued cell phone).

public records retrieved from Jon Cummings cell phone,


c. Matt Hunter, Robert Grant ( both Snohomish County prosecutors assigned to Dawson Place sexual assault unit) with two thumbs up referring to a intoxicated, unable to consent, naked female co-worker in the background


Jon Cummings caught on camera disseminating the nude photos Robert Grant, Kirk Mahjoubian and C. Matt Hunter unlawfully took and disseminated of an intoxicated female co-worker

The above pictures showing that c. Matt Hunter, Robert Grant and Kirk Mahjoubian  (who unlawfully took the picture without the female’s consent), were obtained by the Gold Bar Reporter under RCW 42.56 ( the Public Records Act).

Imagine, four Snohomish County Prosecutors, assigned to prosecute sexual assault crimes (mainly against women and children) are still allowed to work as prosecutors, or even retain their WSBA law licenses, after this story was published.

But it gets even worse. As a result of public records we obtained above, the Gold Bar Reporter filed WSBA complaints against each one of the prosecutors listed herein, and Lead Investigator for the WSBA Marsha Matsumoto, dismissed the complaints claiming ‘ no crime was committed thus giving the “green light” for other prosecutors to commit the same felonies against women.

Marsha Matsumoto, lead counsel investigator for Washington State Bar Association, dismissed the complaints against Snohomish County Prosecutors, holding that there was no crime committed. Either she failed criminal law, or simply gave yet another county prosecutor the green light to commit crimes against women while the rest of public would have been charged with a felony




RCW 9A.44.115


(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Intimate areas” means any portion of a person’s body or undergarments that is covered by clothing and intended to be protected from public view;

(b) “Photographs” or “films” means the making of a photograph, motion picture film, videotape, digital image, or any other recording or transmission of the image of a person;

(c) “Place where he or she would have a reasonable expectation of privacy” means:

(i) A place where a reasonable person would believe that he or she could disrobe in privacy, without being concerned that his or her undressing was being photographed or filmed by another; or

(ii) A place where one may reasonably expect to be safe from casual or hostile intrusion or surveillance;

(d) “Surveillance” means secret observation of the activities of another person for the purpose of spying upon and invading the privacy of the person;

(e) “Views” means the intentional looking upon of another person for more than a brief period of time, in other than a casual or cursory manner, with the unaided eye or with a device designed or intended to improve visual acuity.

(2)(a) A person commits the crime of voyeurism in the first degree if, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person, he or she knowingly views, photographs, or films:

(i) Another person without that person’s knowledge and consent while the person being viewed, photographed, or filmed is in a place where he or she would have a reasonable expectation of privacy; or

(ii) The intimate areas of another person without that person’s knowledge and consent and under circumstances where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, whether in a public or private place.

(b) Voyeurism in the first degree is a class C felony.

(3)(a) A person commits the crime of voyeurism in the second degree if he or she intentionally photographs or films another person for the purpose of photographing or filming the intimate areas of that person with the intent to distribute or disseminate the photograph or film, without that person’s knowledge and consent, and under circumstances where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, whether in a public or private place.

(b) Voyeurism in the second degree is a gross misdemeanor.

(c) Voyeurism in the second degree is not a sex offense for the purposes of sentencing or sex offender registration requirements under this chapter.

(4) This section does not apply to viewing, photographing, or filming by personnel of the department of corrections or of a local jail or correctional facility for security purposes or during investigation of alleged misconduct by a person in the custody of the department of corrections or the local jail or correctional facility.

(5) If a person is convicted of a violation of this section, the court may order the destruction of any photograph, motion picture film, digital image, videotape, or any other recording of an image that was made by the person in violation of this section.

[ 2017 c 292 § 1; 2003 c 213 § 1; 1998 c 221 § 1.]


Effective date—2003 c 213: “This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [May 12, 2003].” [ 2003 c 213 § 2.]


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What if we told you a foreign government was insuring Washington State agencies?

Hang on to your seat because we are going to post how we know the United Kingdom government is insuring the criminal racketeering organization (RICO) known to us here in Washington State as “Association of Washington Cities” (AWC).

Remember the name Harlan Stientjes at or should we say ” a employee of the UK Ministry of Defense.

Our readers will finally understand why Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe ” convicted felon ” Beavers, former Mayor Crystal “convicted bank frauding and child abuser ” Hill Pennington ( nee Berg), attorney Jeffrey Meyers, and disgraced/terminated John Edward Pennington Jr  (a pedophile) bragged that AWC was fixing cases here in Washington State.

Sweet justice indeed…  somethings are just worth waiting for. This is just one of those moments when the public finally understands how far this RICO goes.

Crystal Hill Pennington, convicted of bank and harassment from Gold Bar Washington, lies on law school applications, again, rejected from entering an accredited Juris Doctorate program


above picture was posted on Ms Hill Pennington (nee Berg) Instant-gram account open to the public

Our readers should note that the Gold Bar Reporter has never been sued for any reason.

However, in 2017, Crystal Hill Pennington and John Edward Pennington Jr were charged with failing to pay and file 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; and in late 2016, the Gold Bar Reporter sued Crystal Hill Pennington and John Edward Pennington for the tort of forgery and harassment in King County Superior Court Case No: 16-2-26600-2, both were found liable to the Gold Bar Reporter in Block v Penningtons for the  tort of forgery.

In an effort to stop our news investigative reports on the Penningtons crime spree, Crystal Hill Pennington and John Edward Pennington Jr filed for a retraining order  in Penningtons’ v Block Pierce County Superior Court, Case No:  6Z622286A. The Judge dismissed the Penningtons complaint after a 3.5 hour hearing. At this hearing, Crystal Hill Pennington admitted that she plead guilty to bank fraud and John E Pennington didn’t deny he raped, kidnapped and tried to murder a 5 year old little girl in Cowlitz County Washington 1992. A pedophile.

The Judge held that the Gold Bar Reporter was member of the press. All Pierce County District Court proceedings are audio recorded and a copy of the hearing audio will uploaded within a few days.

As always, we contacted the targets of this story for comment and the only response Crystal Hill Pennington sent was a copy of an order from Special Assistant Attorney General and now US Federal Court Judge Ricardo Martinez stating “you can’t file in Western Washington. ” What Ms. Hill Pennington failed to negate is that we have evidence she was misusing computers at Michelle Hamlin Law School to anonymously cyber-stalk the Gold Bar Reporter just like she and her husband did on their foe website titled “The Sky Valley Chronicle” from 2006 to September 2018. In 2018, Ms.  Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) removed the Sky Valley Chronicle from the internet.

On January 5, 2019, a student at Michelle Hamlin ( who apparently experienced the real Crystal, i.e. the nasty, angry, and sociopath lunatic ) wrote to the Gold Bar Reporter explaining that Ms. Hill Pennington was denied entrance into a Juris Doctorate program because she did not qualify because of low LSAT scores and past criminal history, and lied on her applications, but Michelle Hamlin did allow her into their online Executive Juris Doctorate program (EJD Hybrid).

An Executive Juris Doctor, by contrast, is not a Juris Doctorate (JD). The EJD program is a roughly three-year commitment of time and money — the exact length as many JD programs (although JD takes four years) — the completion of which does not make EJD students eligible to sit for the bar exam in any state, which means they are unable to practice law despite sitting in many of the same classes as JD students. What students are able to do with the EJD that they couldn’t have done without it is unclear. 


Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) was convicted of bank fraud in 2000, North Carolina, where she served time in jail for failing to adhere to her criminal plea diversion program, Case No: 01710PERQUIMAN2000CR000235, and Case No: 7102000000234CR (warrant for her arrest for failing to adhere to her probation agreement and order ordering her imprisoned), date March 10, 2000, and then a  few years latter convicted of the same charge ” bank fraud”, here in Snohomish County Washington, is up to her little racketeering scam again, but this time with a small law school, ranked # 192 by US World News ( out of 229 US law schools).

Mitchell Hamline School of Law confirms that Ms. Hill Pennington (Berg) filed a false application five material issues  (1) Hill Pennington lied that she has no past criminal history records. Not true, again, the cases are clear that Ms. Hill Pennington was convicted twice of bank fraud and one time was actually sentenced to jail time; (2) that she had no debt but had defaulted on every loan and mortgage she ever took out; (3) failed to inform the college that she was found liable for tort of forgery and harassment; (4) charged with not filing and paying business tax to Washington State, and (5) Hill Pennington claimed that she obtained a college degree by attending in person classes.

Simply not true. Ms. Hill Pennington never attended a single in person class while obtaining an online diploma from Eastern Oregon University and has a long and lengthy history of bank fraud.

The Mayor of Gold Bar and former council member Jay Prueher said ” Crystal Hill was stealing from the City!”  The WA State Auditor’s Office confirmed that while Crystal Hill was Mayor there was over $200,000.00 of public monies missing from Gold Bar.



Hill Bank Bank Fraud

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Above Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) criminal history and criminal docket from Snohomish County Washington, documenting that she served probation for bank fraud here in Washington State 

When we learned that Ms. Hill Pennington was up to her same old criminal shenanigans, we contacted Mitchell Hamline School of Law asking if they were American Bar Association approved, and once the Dean of Students confirmed they were, we asked one more question: Then how does a woman with an extensive criminal history, with an elusively online diploma from an non-accredited online school like Eastern Oregon University, obtain entrance into any ABA approved law school?

Mitchell Hamline School of Law declined comment, so this lead to a phone call the American Bar Association (ABA), and when we told them Mitchell Hamline School of Law had in fact accepted Ms. Hill Pennington with her extensive criminal history and false academic credentials, they asked us to submit a “complaint” against Mitchell Hamline School of Law for violations of the ABA guidelines for law school entrance retirements.  Which obviously we did immediately.

But what was even more troubling was the fact that Ms Hill Pennington posted pictures of other persons on her Instagram account.  According to Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen ” taking a picture  of persons without their consent in Washington is felony.”

In 2009, the Gold Bar Reporter hired a open government attorney to file suit and gain access to public records to answer this question ” why was Karl Majerle given a single cent when the records from the City of Gold Bar was clear that he sabotaged the city’s water system?”

The answer to this question took years of digging through public records, and just last week we finally confirmed these facts:

1: (1) Crystal Hill was in engaged in several extra-marital affairs, including but not limited to, five county employees, Gold Bar’s police chief (2) Executive Aaron Reardon, (3) Senator Steve Hobbs, Sean Reay, and (4) John Edward Pennington.

2:  Karl Majerle knew Crystal Hill had been arrested for and plead guilty to bank fraud, once in 2000, North Carolina where she served time in jail for not complying with her diversion plea agreement, and once in Snohomish County Washington Evergreen District Court, 2005, where she served probation for her fraud.

3:  Crystal Hill was using an alias of Crystal Berg and had been fired for stealing from Community Transit in 2001.  Community Transit never prosecuted Ms. Hill because her mom was a long term employee of Community;

4. Crystal Hill had stolen in excess of $200,000.00 from the City’s water and petty cash funds.

5. Crystal Hill and John E Pennington had illegally transferred $4500.00 of federal emergency housing funds to Crystal Hill in May 2009.  Funds the federal government transfers to the County to help persons being evicted from their homes pay three months of back rent.  Problem for Ms. Hill and Mr Pennington is simple: Crystal Hill was not a renter; her home was in foreclosure and as an owner she was not eligible for federal emergency housing funds, only renters are.


6.  In 2008, Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD), disseminated information relating to her STD results inside a public email.  Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers felt it was “private” however since Ms. Hill infected a high ranking Washington State political official with STD, the email was in fact public email in part i.e. who it was sent to and from, the email addresses.

Beavers Bullwinkle

Joe Beavers, Gold Bar’s former Mayor’s behavior captured in Snohomish County Superior Court in 2018 above; soon after taking this picture we learned Mr. Beavers was diagnosed with dementia.

According to Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Joe Beavers, a convicted from felon himself, wrote a letter of recommendation to Mitchell Hamline School of Law on behalf of  Ms. Hill Pennington ( Berg) behalf.

ABA requirements for ABA law school require professors write letters of recommendation not personal friends.  Part of the complaint filed against Ms. Hill Pennington with the ABA against the law school.

Joe Beavers Deposition documents that he a convicted criminal, and is guilty of racketeering and tampered with public records, a felony in Washington State.

For over ten years, Gold Bar has been sued for access to public records. During those ten years, two former Mayors, Joe ” convicted felon” Beavers and Linda ” High as a Kite” Loen, and five attorneys, Michael Kenyon, Margaret King, Ann Marie Soto, Shannon Ragonesi, and Amanda Butler, falsely claimed the City did not have access to.   Then to make matters worse, all five filed false statements in every single court case, and even went on television falsely claiming that the the city was going broke paying the legal bills to block access to Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington’s public email records (STD results between Hill and a high ranking Senator).

What Gold Bar residents were never told is that the Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, Sara DiVittorio, Miko Tempski, Sean Reay, Mark Roe, and Bob Ferguson, illegally removed Gold Bar public records from the City of Gold Bar and placed a copy at Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the State of Washington was funding the entire litigation bill for Gold Bar.

According to former Gold Bar council member Jay Prueher ” Department of Correction’s employee Lonn Turner put something stupid in his emails that if released the city will be sued again… Hill was stealing from the City.”

So when Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay and Mark Roe decided to covered Mayor Hill’s racketeering crimes as a favor to a Director, John E Pennington ( fired for harassing the Gold Bar Reporter using a fake news website Penningtons controlled), Mr. Pennington was fired and is now headed for bankruptcy.

Now, thanks to Washington Court of Appeals Justice Marlin Applewick, we now know why Mayor Joe Beavers was bragging that he had the fix in with the Courts and even laughed at the Court of Appeals Division One hearing in Block v Gold Bar.  What we didn’t know, but Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe “Felon” Beavers and the Penningtons’ knew was, one of the Justices on both Shavlik v Gold Bar and Block v Gold Bar, was Justice Marlin Applewick, who had declared to be a good friend to John  E Pennington.

The Gold Bar Reporter contacted a Professor from the University of Chicago who was asked ” Can a judge hear and decide cases involving a friend’s wife?”  The Professor said ” absolutely not! If  evidence  of any personal relationship, you need to file a judicial ethics complaint. This judge should be removed for breaching his ethical duties to disclose under Cannon Rules!”

Yes, we do have evidence that every time the City of Gold Bar is sued involving Washington Court of Appeals Division One Marlin Applewick’s good friend John E. Pennington’s wife, and to gain access into former Gold Bar Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington’s email communication, John Pennington’s good friend and Washington State Court of Appeals Justice Marlin Applewick appears on these cases and violates well settled case law under RCW 42.56 to stop anyone from deposing his good friend John Pennington’s wife.

In 1999, while serving in an uncontested Cowlitz County seat, Marlin Applewick and Mill Creek Rep. John Lovick ( who last year was caught masturbating beside the bed of his daughter’s best friend when she was 12 years old) made this former statement while in the legislature:



Representative Pennington: “Thank you, Representative Alexander for your kind remarks. I would like to introduce my wife and best friend, Valerie and my Mother-in-Law, Ruth Fox. Judge Appelwick Over the past two years in this position, I have had three wonderful teachers. One is my friend Speaker Clyde Ballard. Another, the gentleman I will soon nominate for the office of Chief Clerk, Mr. Tim Martin, and the third is my former colleague and friend, Judge Marlin Appelwick. What an honor to be sworn in by him.


In 1999, Marlin Applewick, a good friend Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington’s husband, commits egregious Cannon violations against Gold Bar Reporter Anne Block, and activist/journalist Lori Shavlik when he hid the fact that he was a good friend to John E Pennington.  Cannon Rules mandate when a judge has a personal relationship with anyone inside a cases for which he is assigned, he must disqualify/recuse himself from the case.

Marlin Applewick not only failed disclose that he was a good friend to John E Pennington, he issued orders on two public records cases involving his good friend John E Pennington’s wife’s email communication here in Gold Bar.


For my readers, ask yourself one question: Should a judge ever hear and decide a case involving his good friend’s wife?

Marlin Applewick’s Cannon Rules Violations documented in public records from Washington Court of Appeals Div One

Update, January 2020, Gold Bar’s new Mayor Bill Clem fired Ann Marie Soto ( as well as Kenyon Disend) and Shannon Ragonesi ( KBM Lawyers)

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

Soto        Ragonesi

 Ann Marie Soto                                          Shannon Ragonesi 

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

Public records from the City of Gold Bar, from November 21 to December 20, 2017, document that in November 2017, Shannon Ragonesi and 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.

Here’s just three cases that illustrate quite nicely three Snohomish County Prosecutors Mark Roe,  Wallace Langbehn III and Sean Reay’s criminal racketeering acts exposed in public NCIC records.



Sno County Prosecutor Sean Reay, removing criminal history records from NCIC as political favors

In 2009, the City of Gold Bar’s Mayor, Crystal Hill ( nee Berg) attempted to have the Gold Bar Reporter charged with a crime for exposing her crimes against the City of Gold Bar taxpayers ( theft in excess of $200,000.00). Ms. Hill Berg was sleeping with several married men inside Snohomish County government, including but not limited to Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and Emergency Management Director John E. Pennington.

Ms Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) and John E Pennington were stealing from Snohomish County Emergency Management and the County’s Emergency Housing Funds.  Federal money distributed to the local government via a welfare block grant.

On July 5, 2008, Gold Bar’s water employee Karl Majerle was caught red handed stealing from the City of Gold Bar, and had in fact sabotaged the City’s Wells, # 3 and 4. Why, because Ms. Hill (Berg) was informed by Gold Bar council member Dorothy Croshaw that Majerle was stealing from the City.  After Karl Majerle was caught stealing, he was fired, which he recorded via audio means, and then out of anger, he left City Hall and poured gravel down Gold Bar’s City wells # 3 and 4.  Instead of reporting the federal crimes, as acts of domestic terrorism to Gold Bar’s water system, Ms. Hill (Berg) decided the best way to handle this was to ask Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay for a favor i.e. help quash criminal charges against Majerle.

And Sean Reay did  it.

Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay received the criminal referral from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Officer Terry Handleman and Deputy Jeff Ross ( Brady Cops). Sean Reay received a phone call from Snohomish County Director John E Pennington and Executive Aaron Reardon asking for his help in quashing the criminal charges as “political courtesy.”  Sean Reay called then Sheriff and both made an agreement to not prosecute Karl Majerle for sabotaging the City of Gold Bar’s water system.

Sean Reay, in an effort to make it look good, sent the Karl Majerle’s criminal complaint to his wife, Laura Twindale. Ms. Twinsdale is in charge of Snohomish County District Court, Evergreen Division.

Sean Reay never referred the case to the federal government as all crimes against water systems must be referred to the DOJ and FBI for investigation and/or prosecution. But instead, Sean Reay sent the criminal complaint against Gold Bar’s water employee to his wife, Laura Twinsdale. Ms. Twinsdale is only in charge of misdemeanor offenses and has no authority  to issue felony charges nor prosecute federal crimes.

We later learned that Karl Majerle and Crystal Hill ( nee Berg) had entered into a bribery scheme. Why, because Karl Majerle knew what we didn’t know for five years until Snohomish County finally released a record it illegally withheld for almost 7 years now.

Simply put, Snohomish County Prosecutor Sean Reay is guilty of racketeering, quashing criminal charges as political favors.  Perhaps Mr. Reay thought he and Aaron Reardon were going to the Governor’s Manson.  So sad, but along came the Gold Bar Reporter, and Aaron Reardon was ousted for stealing public monies.

As a political favor, Sean Reay helped Crystal Hill ( nee Berg) remove her criminal conviction and arrest records from NCIC.



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Not only did Prosecutor Sean Reay assist Ms. Hill ( nee Berg) remove her criminal history from NCIC, he also entered into a bribery scheme with Ms. Hill Pennington (nee Berg),  to quash criminal charges after she violently assaulted a six year old child.


Our readers, and those Ms Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) stole from ( City of Gold Bar taxpayers) should be happy to know that she is now frauding the federal taxpayers working as a contractor at FEMA in Emittsburg Maryland.   According to the Office of Inspector General, persons convicted of fraud are not eligible for federal employment or federal contracts of any nature.

FEMA’s Brock Long was made aware of Crystal Hill Pennington’s criminal history and has refused comment.

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Snohomish County Prosecutor Wallace Langbehn III, putting false criminal history records inside NCIC.  Why?  To enhance criminal sentencing if the accused is found guilty. We also have ample evidence to also document that Wallace Langbehn also falsely placed criminal history inside NCIC to retaliate against persons who exposed Dawson Place as a fraudulent 501 (3) (C).

The Gold Bar Reporter was the first to expose Dawson Place as a fraudulent 501 (3) (c) with its sole purpose used by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutors Office for purposes of domestic spying and siphoning over $27 Million dollars of Washington State and federal taxpayer monies.

Dawson Place uses the law firm of Anderson Hunter to funnel millions of public money just as G. Geoffrey Gibbs did with attorney Lin O’Dell inside the Snohomish County Housing Authority scam known as Whispering Pines. The scam that involved Dean Bellamy, a man murdered by Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Bellamy was threatening to expose many Judges and Commissioners involved in the guardian scam with attorneys Joseph Nappi Jr, Lin O’Dell and James Spargetis in Spokane.

Click below to how Dawson Place is nothing more than a shrill set up by Snohomish County Judges, Prosecutors and attorneys siphoning off million of public dollars. 


For those of my readers who have been following the County’s malicious prosecution of Lori Shavlik, it’s  no  surprise that Dawson Place’s Prosecutor  Wallace Langbehn III was working inside Dawson Place when Snohomish County activist Lori Shavlik started piecing together the County Judges/Prosecutors/Attorneys sick little domestic spy ring also known now as Dawson Place.

Bigger question still remains unanswered: Where did the millions of public monies go?


In 2010, Snohomish County Prosecutors Mark Roe and Adam Cornell knew Lori Shavlik was getting close to exposing Dawson Place as a shrill to funnel public monies and spy on citizens.  Mark Roe and Adam Cornell needed to shut Ms. Shavlik up as she was starting to unravel Dawson Place as a shadow agency owned and operated by Snohomish County government.

Mark Roe and Adam Cornell decided the best way to shut Ms. Shavlik up was to enlist the assistance of a known Brady Cop named David Fontenot. David Fontenot’s job was to find someone close to Ms. Shavlik to start a fire inside Ms. Shavlik’s tanning salon. Fontenot is as dirty as them, and had known all of the drug addicts, and one such drug addict Fontenot found worked inside Ms. Shavlik’s tanning salon. Rebecca Bradshaw was well know to David Fontenot, because Ms. Bradshaw was a drug informant on Snohomish County’s payroll.

While at the same time Rebecca Bradshaw is on Snohomish County’s payroll, Ms Bradshaw was working in and stealing from Ms. Shavlik’s tanning salon in the City of Snohomish.   Brady Cop David Fontenot knew this, and enlisted Ms. Bradshaw assistance in starting a fire behind a dryer unitinside Ms. Shavlik’s tanning salon.

The false trumped up criminal charges Snohomish County set into action came only after Ms. Shavlik had exposed Dawson Place for fraud, and a government shrill to steal taxpayer monies without accountability.

In 2014,  Snohomish County Prosecutors Office, known racketeering member, Franchasca Yahyavi tried Ms. Shavlik for first degree arson. Ms. Yahyavi, never disclosed that the lead detective  David Fontenot was a Brady Cop, and that the County’s main witness Rebecca Bradshaw was a paid informant.

Thankfully for Ms. Shavlik one juror was a highly educated Engineer who later said ” this was bullshit. There was nothing here.” Those of you who know me, know I am partial to engineers not only because my engineer is my most loved treasure, but because persons that are trained in hard sciences are critical thinkers who analysis even small pieces of evidence.

That Engineer saved Ms. Shavlik’s life by holding out for days until the Judge called it a deadlock jury.  Instead of the Prosecutors’ leaving well enough alone, Francesca Yadavvi recharged Ms. Shavlik in a second trial in February 2016.

The Gold Bar Reporter was in the audience watching as Brady Cop David Fontenot and Prosecutor Yahyavi paraded witness after witness on the stand to attest about what a bad business owner Ms. Shavlik was.  One witness named Dolly even told the jury that she was told by the Prosecutors that she would get money for her testimony.

In March 2016, 12 jurors acquitted Lori Shavlik of arson.

Early this year, Ms. Shavlik  started complaining that her insurance rates were over the roof. This prompted this question: have you looked at your criminal access searches and driving record from Washington State ?

When Lori Shavlik retrieved her driving record from the Washington State Department of Licensing she learned that Dawson Place Prosecutor Wallace Langbehn III had entered false information into Ms. Shavlik’s criminal history records, falsely claiming that she had plead guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

In a nutshell, Wallace Langbehn III entered into Ms. Shavlik’s criminal history records, via NCIC, that Ms. Shavlik had plead guilty to giving alcohol to minors. False.



Wallace Langbehn III falsely entered a conviction record into Ms. Shavlik’s NCIC records and he did so while assigned to Dawson Place, an alleged non-profit 501 (3) (c). A shrill money laundering company to further the efforts of Dawson Place and its racketeering members. Mainly Snohomish County Prosecutors and Judges and two  mobsters and attorneys G. Geoffrey Gibbs and Michael Kenyon.

Does this fit the definition of racketeering crimes?



The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) (18 USC §§ 1961-1968) prohibits (1) acquiring, establishing, or operating an enterprise with illegally derived income, (2) acquiring or maintaining an interest in or control of an enterprise through illegal activity, and (3) using an enterprise to commit illegal acts (Extortion, Blackmail, Etc., 31A Am Jur 2d).

RICO defines “racketeering activity” as a long list of state and federal crimes. The federal crimes include bribery, various fraud offenses, gambling offenses, money laundering, a number of financial and economic crimes, obstructing justice or a criminal investigation, murder for hire, and sexual exploitation of children. The state crimes include murder, kidnapping, gambling, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, and drug crimes.

It defines a “pattern of racketeering activity” as at least two acts of racketeering activity, one of which occurred after RICO became law and the last of which occurred within 10 years after the prior act.

“racketeering activity” means committing, attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or intentionally aiding, soliciting, coercing, or intimidating another person to commit a specified list of felonies. These felonies include gambling activities, extortion, drug offenses, weapons offenses, murder, assault, prostitution, hazardous waste violations, securities violations, coercion, money laundering, arson, bribery, and forgery

“Pattern of racketeering activity” means engaging in at least two incidents of racketeering activity that (1) have the same or similar purposes, results, participants, victims, or methods of commission or otherwise are interrelated by distinguished characteristics; (2) are not isolated incidents; (3) include at least one incident that occurred after October 1, 1982; and (4) occurred within five years of a prior incident of racketeering activity (CGS § 53-394(e)).

“Collusion” is not defined in either RICO, although the word “collusion” is used in a number of state contracting statutes. The Black‘s Law Dictionary definition of “collusion” includes a “secret combination, conspiracy, or concert of action between two or more persons for fraudulent or deceitful purpose.” This type of conduct would appear to be covered by RICO


Wallace Langbehn III, Sean Reay, Mark Roe, Adam Cornell, Mike Kenyon, Shannon Ragonesi, Ann Marie Soto, and Snohomish County Judges were contacted and all declined comment.

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