There is supposed to be a tree ordinance in DeKalb County, GA where you cannot cut down a tree this size without an arborist deciding that the tree is ill.
There was a dumpster there for 2 weeks the first time a dumpster was brought in. The toilet under the dumpster was there the second week, and when the dumpster left, the toilet stayed in the yard.
When we complained, they told us that we need to be more tolerant! What? A toilet sitting in the yard for 2 weeks, one of those weeks there was a dumpster there? Are you shitting me? No pun intended.
We were also told, that they have the right to work. Yes they do. BUT
You have people with no knowledge of construction doing major structural work to a house that they don’t intend on living in.
One look at the side of the house, tells you that behind that vinyl siding is a major problem.
Not to mention that vinyl siding does not wave up and down, but it sure as hell don’t curl upward for no reason.
But we have to be more tolerant.
A house that fifteen people in the neighborhood, who had all lived here 20+ years, and knew the history of the house, signed and notarized a petition to have the house demolished because no one has lived there for 30 years, the house is 77 years old, and the lines from the house to the septic tank dissolved 20 or more years ago.
But that’s ok, we must be more tolerant. A rat infested, hole with no toilet in it (No the toilet has not been replaced), with anywhere between 6-12 people working at a time, for 6-10 hours a day, and we are supposed to be more tolerant, because they have a right to work.
What is going to happen to the unsuspecting single mother moves in, thinking she has finally found a home, and the whole thing collapses on her and kills her and her child?
YOU’VE GOT IT, DEKALB COUNTY SUX!!!
Brian Hernandez Acosta and his brother, Nilageo Alvarez Acosta, have been arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, sex trafficking of a minor, and transportation of a minor for prostitution. A third man, Jaime Adam Riano, was arraigned on the same charges on April 13.
“These men allegedly preyed on vulnerable young girls by sexually exploiting them for quick money,” said U.S. Attorney John A. Horn. “This case highlights the danger that lurks on social media sites, where the defendants allegedly pursued some of the child victims.”
“These federal charges are a reminder that sex trafficking of minors continues to be a very real problem and that it is not confined to urban areas. This case further illustrates how law enforcement, working together across many jurisdictions and state lines, remains responsive in addressing this heinous crime problem that will forever scar those being exploited,” said David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.
“We are thankful for the work and success of all involved in this investigation that has ended the elaborate criminal enterprise these predators operated. The scope of their operation is a reminder that sex trafficking is a real danger for the young people in our communities,” said Chief Jason Parker, Dalton Police Department.
According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the charges and other information presented in court: Hernandez Acosta, Alvarez Acosta, and Riano allegedly conspired to traffic minor girls for commercial sex throughout North Georgia as well as in Florida and Tennessee. Beginning in or around November 2015, and continuing until December 2016, the defendants caused at least five girls between 16 and 17 years old to engage in prostitution, including by using force, fraud, and coercion.
Hernandez Acosta, after pursuing some of the girls on Facebook, allegedly posted provocative photographs of them in the adult entertainment and escort sections of www.backpage.com, a classified advertisement website, to solicit men to have sex with the minors for money. The advertisements used fake names for the minors and falsely listed the minors as between ages 19 and 21 years, when in fact, they were all underage. Hernandez Acosta and Alvarez Acosta forced one 16-year-old girl to have sex with the men after driving her from Florida to Georgia to engage in prostitution, and after falsely offering the girl a place to live.
Riano often drove this 16-year-old victim to the locations where she engaged in commercial sex acts. Another 16-year-old high school student was driven to a residence in the Atlanta area to have sex with a man for $150, which was paid directly to Hernandez Acosta. The defendants operated a high-volume, low-cost business, requiring the young girls to have sex with multiple men each night and kept nearly all of the money they earned.
Hernandez Acosta, 26, of Dalton, Georgia, Alvarez Acosta, 31, of Tampa, Florida, and Riano, 29, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, were indicted April 11, 2017.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dalton Police Department. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Murray County Sheriff’s Office have also provided assistance.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Suzette A. Smikle and Dash A. Cooper are prosecuting the case.
Members of the public are reminded that the indictment only contains charges. The defendants are presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove the defendants’ guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
Roderick L. Wyatt, 61, of Stone Mountain, has been charged with accepting bribe payments in exchange for approving the enrollment of almost 20 students to a local college, through a federal workforce program in DeKalb County. The federal indictment alleges that Wyatt agreed to accept payments from the college president for each student sent to the college through WorkSource DeKalb, a federally funded program.
“Wyatt allegedly sold his supervisory position with WorkSource DeKalb for cash. In doing so, he allegedly accepted a “bounty” for each student sent to a specific college,” said U. S. Attorney John A. Horn.
“An important mission of the Office of Inspector General is to investigate allegations of fraud relating to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grants issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate these types of allegations,” said Rafiq Ahmad, Special Agent in Charge, Atlanta Region, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General.
According to United States Attorney Horn, the charges, and other information presented in court: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federal public law designed to improve and modernize America’s workforce development system by providing dislocated and low-income individuals with the skills and education needed to obtain employment and by providing employers with trained and qualified workers to fill employment vacancies.
WorkSource DeKalb (formerly DeKalb Workforce Development) was a DeKalb County department funded exclusively by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. WorkSource DeKalb (“WSD”) served the unemployed and underemployed citizens of DeKalb County by providing work readiness programs, services, and activities necessary to obtain sustainable wages. Using federal funds, WSD paid the cost for unemployed and underemployed individuals to attend pre-screened schools or programs where the individuals gained the technical or vocational skills needed to obtain employment in fields such as nursing, truck driving, or welding. After reviewing the unemployed individuals’ career aspirations and educational interests, WSD staff members recommended the individuals to particular pre-screened schools or programs.
From 2013 to April 2017, Wyatt served as a WSD Employment and Training Supervisor. As a supervisor, Wyatt reviewed and approved the school/program recommendations made by WSD staff members.
In 2014, the president and founder of a pre-screened school that offered its students nursing assistant and medical technician certifications approached Wyatt and offered to pay him for each individual that WSD referred to the College. In 2014 and 2015, Wyatt approved the enrollment of approximately 19 students to the College. The College’s president paid Wyatt $100 for each student approved to attend his school. In total, the College received approximately $82,000 in federal funds under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The name of the college has not been identified in the Information or any of the court pleadings.
This case is being investigated by the Department of Labor – Office of the Inspector General and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey W. Davis and Special Assistant United States Attorney Tyler Man prosecuting the case.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016.
State Representative Vernon Jones (D-Lithonia) today announced that he will introduce legislation that would create a state commission on historic monuments during the 2018 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly.
“The recent events in Charlottesville, Va., have spurred on calls for the removal of historical monuments and artifacts that honor a dark era in Georgia’s history,” said Jones. “While I have my personal beliefs on the matter, I propose that a bipartisan, systematic and transparent study be conducted in an effort to arrive at an inclusive solution.”
Should this legislation pass and be enacted, this commission would hold statewide hearings to discuss historic monuments and artifacts, and would make recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly regarding monument placement and the possibility of adding new monuments that hold historic value to the citizens of Georgia.
“Hysteria and knee jerk reactions are not the solution. Sensitive subjects such as this deserve calm, practical and open dialogue. A house divided cannot stand, and Georgians must show the nation that we can unite for the greater good,” added Jones.
Commission members would reflect and represent a broad spectrum of interest on the subject, and would include, but not be limited to, preservationists, historians and advocacy groups.
Jones represents the citizens of District 91, which includes portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties.
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Police investigation leads to officer arrest in DeKalb
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A DeKalb County police officer has been charged with theft by taking, tampering with evidence and violation of oath of office.
Officer Ajamia Guyton resigned immediately during the investigation that led to the charges.
“It’s very upsetting to me when an officer crosses that line, but what I do take great pride in is that our own officers recognized the wrongdoing, initiated the investigation and made the arrest of someone undeserving to wear the badge,” Chief James Conroy said.
The charges resulted from a call of forced entry to an apartment at 2795 Evans Mill Road in Lithonia on March 4. Officers arrived on the scene and found suspected narcotics, firearms and currency in view. Three suspects were detained and Guyton was assigned to secure the location until the search warrant was obtained. When detectives returned with the search warrant they observed items in the residence had been moved.
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Detectives immediately initiated an investigation that led to the arrest of Guyton and the recovery of $231 taken from the scene.
Guyton began working with the department in December 2015 and was assigned to the Uniform Division.
Guyton was incarcerated in the DeKalb County Jail on the stated charges.
It may not be much consolation to residents facing high water bills, but DeKalb County officials say they’ve significantly reduced billing and metering mistakes.
Out of 190,000 water customers in DeKalb, the number of errors that occurred when the government miscalculated a bill declined from 1,140 in the first half of 2014 to 468 in the first half of this year, according to county figures provided to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The number of errors caused by bad meter readings dropped from 858 in the first half of 2014 to 228 through June of this year.
Most of the time, residents’ bills go up because they’ve increased their water consumption, especially during summer months when lawns need watering.
Customer water usage was the reason that bills rose 71 percent of the time, according to a 2014 county audit of bills that more than tripled. Water leaks and irrigation systems accounted for another 16 percent, and the county was responsible for billing spikes 13 percent of the time.
One of the solutions for DeKalb’s water billing problems is to complete the installation of more accurate digital water meters that wirelessly transmit usage information. So far, about 20,000 of these smart meters have been put in place, and it will take four or five years for the rest to be installed.
The smart meters are expected to reduce mistakes because they’ll record water usage hourly and remove the human element of reading older mechanical meters.
Once communities are switched over to the new meters, customers will start receiving bills monthly instead of bimonthly, which will enable residents and the government to find errors more quickly. In addition, the county’s water billing system is continually being updated to reduce miscalculations.
DeKalb government customer service representatives continue to receive about 32,000 calls per month. Requests to delay billing payments, make payments and set up new service are the most frequent reasons for calls. Average call wait times have decreased from more than 13 minutes two years ago to about two minutes so far this year.
So they are telling us that the Smart Meter will fix all of the over billing going on? Yea, right. One thing that most likely happens, is when a property owner decides to tap into the water line, prior to the water going through the meter, someone has to pay for all of these water thefts. Like I am the house, in line, right before the house, where that happens. I have good pix of the plumber over there sitting on the ground partially in a hole, unwinding the blue water line that he connected before the meter.
The County tells me that I am not being billed for something like that. But think about it. The water gets lost at my house, then for the next couple of houses, which are in some stage of foreclosure or another, so maybe five addresses down, on the same side, a whole bunch of water goes missing. Who do you think will be paying for it? The guy who tapped in before the meter, or me?
There is really no telling how many people are doing this. We watched the house, the plumber, etc. and took pix of the doing it. There is no question about what had been done. They began working on it at 3 AM and ended up taking a sledge hammer to the old meter. You can’t tell that the meter worked after 3 big men beat the hell out of it in the middle of the night.
We are told, that there are no code violations at that house. HA! Maybe we should all begin stealing the damned water.
Police: 9 arrested at ‘pro-white’ protest in Georgia
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Nine people were arrested Saturday after a counter-protest at a “pro-white” rally turned physical, police said.
A group called Rock Stone Mountain scheduled what the called a “pro-white” rally at Stone Mountain park outside of Atlanta to “protest efforts to erase the white race.” According to the group’s Facebook page, the rally was expected to draw just under 500 people, but early on, only about 25 to 30 people had gathered.
All Out Atlanta, an anti-racism group, organized a counter-protest for the same time and location. Both groups had permits from the park and were sanctioned to protest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Police made provisions to keep the groups in separate sections of the park to ensure the rallies stayed peaceful, but efforts to do so quickly deteriorated.
According to John Bankhead, a spokesman with the Stone Mountain Park Police, nine All Out Atlanta protestors were arrested before noon Saturday.
Authorities say the protesters were asked to take off masks in compliance with a park ordinance. When the protesters refused to comply, they were arrested.
Bankhead said other All Out Atlanta threw rocks. Bankhead himself was struck with a rock, he said.
Authorities were continuing to keep the two rallies separate, but Bankhead said some of the All Out Atlanta protesters were trying to get through blocked areas leading to the Rock Stone Mountain rally.
On Saturday afternoon, park authorities said attractions would be closed for the remainder of the day, but the main park entrance and walking trail would remain open.
Amazing! I live in Stone Mountain, and did not know anything about this before or after it happened. Only in DeKalb County!
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My last post stated that there were no other cameras on the property, except the one viewing our property.
Now go back and look at the angle of the camera before, and the angle in the picture above. Now, it is pointed directly at us. Amazing, yes?
After I stated that, the camera pointed more toward our property, and another camera was added to a tree, in yet another neighbor’s property. Another property where no one lives, makes one wonder if the owner of that property knows that his property is being used to spy on us.
Also, the owner went to the property after dark the other night, and had a really big ladder on the truck. He took the ladder off, and I don’t know what tree he climbed, but I would imagine, that now, there is a third camera spying on our every move. I guess if someone, in an answer to a lawsuit, claims that you have been trespassing, they have to get evidence from somewhere, huh?
Funny thing, my neighbor put one of those game cameras on the house next door. Yes, that same house where no one lives. The camera is pointing at us. Then, in an answer to a civil action we filed, they allege we have trespassed on their property. Yea, right, like I really lost something over there, in that junk heap! We didn’t trespass for 21 years, all the sudden, we are trespassing.
What is even funnier, it was on our own easement that we trespassed.
Anyway, a couple of weeks prior to that, we noticed the wild game camera mounted on the post. So not only did we trespass, but we waited till they mounted the camera, so they could take pix or video of us trespassing on our easement.
I think that these game cameras, and these sick people that have nothing better to do than spy on their neighboring properties are sick puppies, and need to get a life, before they go to jail for illegally spying on the neighbors.
Heads up! You never know how much your neighboring properties is violating the privacy of your home!!!
NOTE: They have changed the angle of the camera to point over to our house more. They had to see how much they were seeing of us first.
The angle was changed as shown below. Now, it covers our driveway, our gate, our front yard, the side of our house. Everyone that comes here has their picture taken. Every time we come or go from our house, go to the mailbox, etc. It does not point at anything in their own yard. We have been violated!
These two pictures were taken from the right hand side, behind the camera from our yard. See the angle of that camera? It is mounted of the back section of that house.
Keep in mind also, that is the only camera on the whole property, the only no trespassing sign is on their gate to keep out. No private property or keep out anywhere except ono the gate, and the side yard fence has been removed, so it is open. So they are intentionally only spying on us and our yard. The chain link fence is bent over on the top at the other side of the yard where kids have been crossing through the yard forever.
The property next door, changed hands, and I cannot in good conscious, continue with the old stories about the property. Who knows where Robert (previous owner) went, or what happened to him. We have a good idea, but without any kind of evidence, I dare not say more.
I will update as soon as I have something nice to say. Mama always said, “If you can’t say nothing nice, don’t say anything at all”. I personally added, unless you have the proof.
Unless and until things move along, it would be best if I get rid of all the inferences to criminal owners and illegal acts, etc. That way, I cannot be accused of slandering, defaming, libeling the new owners of the property. I will say, that the property had changed hands in May 2015, but change of ownership was not recorded into DeKalb County Georgia Records, until July 2015.
They have the house boarded up, but that does not mean there is no work being done over there, or that no one is planning to pick up harrassing us where DiNapoli left off. Only time will tell. We been here almost 21 years now, we ain’t going nowhere. I will be revamping my blog, Keep a heads up yall, Fukushima is still killing us softly and slowly.
Grand jury hears more evidence in DeKalb judge case
Updated: 5:22 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 | Posted: 4:23 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
By Rhonda Cook – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
For the second time in a week, a special prosecutor laid out evidence for a grand jury that allegedly proves DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker made false statements to the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
Prosecutor Parks White is asking the grand jury to return an indictment against Becker, who resigned March 1 after 14 years on the bench. In a letter announcing her planned retirement, Becker wrote that she was leaving the bench because she was getting married and moving to another county.
Becker allegedly made the false statements during an interview at a law office in Marietta, which made it a Cobb County matter.
White, the district attorney for five counties in northeast Georgia, was appointed special prosecutor when the Cobb district attorney recused his office because three of his top prosecutors were once practiced before Becker as assistant district attorneys in DeKalb.
He left the Cobb courthouse Thursday without commenting. Grand jury proceedings are secret by law.
Becker’s attorney, Brian Steel, also declined comment Thursday.
Becker is accused of making false statements when she was questioned about her sentencing of former DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis, which the the JQC was investigating.
Two years ago, Lewis was charged with felony racketeering and faced the possibility of up to 65 years in prison. But two weeks before his trial was scheduled to start, Lewis agreed to testify against his two co-defendants. — Pat Reid, the school district’s former chief operating officer, and Reid’s ex-husband, architect Tony Pope. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to let him plead guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of the investigation of school construction contracts and to recommend a sentence of 12 months probation.
Prosecutors and Lewis’ lawyers said Becker agreed to the deal.
Yet, when it came time to sentence Lewis, Becker ordered him jailed for 12 months. She said the deal was void because his testimony was not truthful. Becker also ordered Lewis locked up immediately and refused to consider an appeal bond until she returned the following week from an out-of-town trip to attend the Army-Navy football game.
Nine months later, the JQC started an administrative investigation into Becker. Last September, she was called to to the Marietta law office of JQC member Robert Ingram to answer questions. Becker insisted several times that Lewis never asked for a bond.
On a personal Note, on personal experience…
Personal Note: Judge Becker was the Judge that gave GA Power easement over our entire property, after we proved that GA Power had forged and falsified documentation so that they could claim to have an express grant easement. There was no Dr. Robert Wells in 1937, 1942, or ever. There had been Dr. James Wells, but he passed away before that date.
The Wells Family lived in the Brown-Wells house on Ridge Avenue, which is where the Stone Mountain Historic Society is currently located.
Remember, if you are going to lie, don’t lie about one of the most known families in an area. Also don’t lie about the people’s names in the family. The Wells Family Tree is great! When I saw it, it went back to the 1560’s in England, I believe it was, and the Wells Family came here almost on the Mayflower. A lot of History and Heritage in the Wells Family. Very well documented, and the property the Wells Family had owned, was sold and became Stone Mountain Industrial Park, on the other side of town is where their property had been.
Georgia Power must have paid Judge Becker a lot of money to find against all of our evidence. Including evidence that showed the documents were signed by a ball point pen, which did not come out until the late 60’s. May she get what she deserves!!!
TV: “Can’t believe it’s happened again” on San Francisco coast — Mysterious whale deaths baffling scientists — Officials: An “inexplicable” trend — Dolphins wash up dead on beach nearby, “heartbreaking to hear the dying baby calling out” (VIDEO)
Published: August 3rd, 2015 at 8:34 pm ET
San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 2, 2015 (emphasis added): Another dead whale washes up on Pacifica beach — Yet another dead whale washed up at a Pacifica beach in what has become an inexplicable summer trend, marine officials reported… The whale that washed up Sunday is just the latest in a string of mysterious dead whales found in the area. A humpback whale washed up on Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica in May, and in April the rotting carcass of a sperm whale on the beach near Mori Point left scientists baffled as a dissection revealed no official cause of death.
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. –
Many DeKalb County residents are having problems with water pressure while others have even been without water at times.
Officials tell FOX 5 New that a mowing crew damaged a fire hydrant Thursday near Henderson Mill and Evans Road.
Water pressure was reduced overnight so crews could get control of the leak. Officials say the leak was still there Friday night and crews will resume work on the damaged line at midnight.
The good news for residents is that there is no boil water advisory at this time.
Good ole DeKalb County Georgia. I don’t know about everyone else in the County, but my water is coming out the color or red mud. They said: “The good news for residents is that there is no boil water advisory at this time.” I don’t know on what world they are living, but hell, I won’t even give my dogs this water. I let it run a while, and it only gets worse.
They are telling people that there is no problems, and how many kids live in this County and won’t even pay attention to what the water looks like? Hell yea, lets just make a bunch of kids in DeKalb County Georgia deathly ill, by telling the community the water is safe.
I can’t wash dishes, take a shower, or give my dogs water. And people wonder why I think DeKalb County Georgia sux.
Speaking of SUX, who has read the new Zoning Ordinance? You would be better off living in a communist country just about. They want the ridiculous! We have had our gate and fence on our property almost 21 years, and the short, fat, code enforcement lady that threw the Warning Notice on the ground outside the fence so I would have to come out and get it, said we have to get a Permit. BITE MY ASS!
On June 15, 2015 (Check the Date on the Warning, it shows June 13, 2015. The date she was at our property, was July 17, 2015) while getting a cup of coffee, at 08:37 am, I saw someone messing around our gate. I went to see who it was, it was our less than friendly Code Enforcement Officer, J. Brown, leave the Warning on the ground, she screamed at us at the top of her lungs, in front of a whole bunch of neighbors, and went huffing off.
One might wonder why she parked across the street for the visit. According to the recording at DeKalb County Code Enforcement Office, they open at 08:30 am. She was at our house at 08:37 am, and it takes 20-30 minutes to get there from here.
mail from J Brown
The Warning was also mailed to us, from Austell, GA, not Decatur. Notice the date on the postmark, July 17, 2015, the same day she visited us.
The Gate and Fence code enforcement claims we need permits for, has been in place for 20 (twenty) years. We are not on County sewer. Our septic system is in tip top shape.
Looks like a fraudulent claim to me. Makes me wonder who she is friends with. It also makes me wonder why someone would make such a fictional claim against us.
DeKalb County Georgia Probate Court
Marriage License, Weapons Carry License, General Information, Wills & Administrations /
Year’s Support, Guardianships/Conservator, Minor Guardianships /Non-Standard Forms, Standard Forms, Probate Information Clinic, Attorney’s/Client
Photo – DeKalb County Courthouse Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh was elected in 2004 and has served as Judge of the Probate Court of DeKalb County since January of 2005. Formerly she served the Probate Court in various capacities since 1985, including Associate Judge, and Acting Judge. She is responsible for appointing and supervising personal representatives of estates who administer the assets of deceased residents of DeKalb County. Additionally, Judge Rosh’s duties include the appointment of guardians for both adults and children, and the issuance of marriage licenses and firearms licenses. Judge Rosh also hears all bench or jury trials concerning estates, guardianships, and mental health.
After copying in 6 pages, I got tired of copying the pages, but if you have been involved in any probate matters, no difference what state you are in, you will know what I am getting at. I have heard numerous stories about the County Court appointed Admiistrators and Guardians. And yes, had to endure the horrors of such. The incident that we were involved with, ended in the death of an elderly, beloved aunt, may her soul rest in peace…
Had I as much sense as I do now, I would have copied each and every page of the Guardian appointed by Rosh, as he had many, many, many pages just like Mary Margaret Oliver has, but alas, I trusted that the cases would not disappear after I had begun looking at the obvious illegal acts that went on in the court, by the court, and through the court and the appointees.
If you are involved in any kind of proceedings in the Probate Court of any state and county, do yourself a favor and copy everything you can, when there is a court appointed entity involved in the proceedings, and gather every bit of information you can get your hands on, it might just save a life!
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Kearse (Ndw) 11-DEC-2003 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET PLAINTIFF 04CV10636 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Carter (Sh) 01-OCT-2004 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET PLAINTIFF 04CV10934 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Sims-Johnson (Mw) 11-OCT-2004 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 98CV8072 Superior General Civil Superior Betty A Wilson Appraisal Service Vs Oliver 03-AUG-1998 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV4153 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Spikes (Tj) 29-MAR-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV6113 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Lennon Vs Lennon (Sg) 20-MAY-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV6828 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Oakley Vs Oakley (Jlw) 09-JUN-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99D60615 State Dispossessory State Gooden S Russell 18-FEB-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99D63052 State Dispossessory State Oliver Vs Howard 25-MAR-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 96CV12092 Superior General Civil Superior Aetna Life Insurance Co Vs Woods 05-NOV-1996 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 96CV4854 Superior General Civil Superior Eley Vs Scott (Jh) 19-APR-1996 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 96CV6829 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Lewis Vs Mertz (Jh) 19-JUN-1996 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 96CV7873 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Iwatani Vs Weinroth (Am) 19-JUL-1996 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 96CV9930 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Morrison Vs Morrison (Ih) 30-AUG-1996 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 97CV5388 Superior General Civil Superior Sun Life Assurance Co Vs Woods (Rd) 17-APR-1997 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 97CV5388 Superior General Civil Superior Sun Life Assurance Co Vs Woods (Rd) 17-APR-1997 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 97CV9930 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Ipsaro Vs Horne (Jh) 05-AUG-1997 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 94CV10161 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Mobley Vs Mobley (Dg) 01-SEP-1994 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 94CV10469 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Hall Vs Hall (Rw) 09-SEP-1994 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 94CV13488 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Mertz Vs Mertz (Jh) 05-DEC-1994 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 94CV6551 Superior General Civil Superior Crowder Vs Oliver (Rw) 25-MAY-1994 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 94CV6551 Superior General Civil Superior Crowder Vs Oliver (Rw) 25-MAY-1994 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 94CV8195 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Harron Vs Harron (Rw) 08-JUL-1994 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95CV12253 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Harrell Vs Harrell (Rd) 18-SEP-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95CV12253 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Harrell Vs Harrell (Rd) 18-SEP-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95CV4651 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Burton Vs Summers (Jh) 24-MAR-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95CV5033 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Wingate Vs Wingate (Sn) Divorce Seminar 05-APR-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95CV7492 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Smith Vs Owens (Ds) 02-JUN-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95CV8086 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Owens Vs Owens (Ds) 14-JUN-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92A67225 State Civil Suits State Professional Medical Care Vs Williamson 12-NOV-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C10085 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Paris Vs Paris 01-OCT-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C11770 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Mears Vs Mears (Al) 01-DEC-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C11964 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Merritt Vs Beck (Ab) 07-DEC-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C11964 Superior Domestic Relations Suprior Merritt Vs Beck (Ab) 07-DEC-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C1295 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Brown Vs Brown (Ds) 09-JAN-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C1295 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Brown Vs Brown (Ds) 09-JAN-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C3837 Superior General Civil Superior In Re:Susan Anderson (Ds) 23-MAR-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C3837 Superior General Civil Superior In Re:Susan Anderson (Ds) 23-MAR-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C3838 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Barnes Vs Barnes (Ds) 23-MAR-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C4315 Superior Domestic Relations Superior White Vs White (Tt) 08-APR-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C6754 Superior General Civil Superior Fidelity National Bk Vs Edward P Johnson 23-JUN-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C9671 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Kitchens Vs Kitchens (Ih) 17-SEP-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C9672 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Prime Bank (Se) 17-SEP-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV11957 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Clark Vs Clark (Ds) 14-DEC-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV1704 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Andrus Vs Andrus (Al) 26-JAN-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV1958 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Tukey Vs Tukey (Al) 02-FEB-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV2592 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Ford Vs Ford (Lc) 19-FEB-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV5658 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Boyea Vs Boyea (Ds) 21-MAY-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV6027 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Mastrianni Vs Mastrianni (Ds) 03-JUN-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV6343 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Hughes (Ih) 14-JUN-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV6343 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Hughes (Ih) 14-JUN-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV7416 Superior General Civil Superior In Re:Kate F Spier (Ds) 20-JUL-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV8447 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Garrigan Vs Beebe (Ds) 24-AUG-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV8447 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Garrigan Vs Beebe (Ds) 24-AUG-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV9602 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Berman Vs Berman (Bm) 29-SEP-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93D49540 State Dispossessory State Oliver Vs Snell 03-MAR-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93M34733 Magistrate Civil Suits Magistrate Heffner Vs Joiner 04-OCT-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C1719 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Moffitt Vs Moffitt 26-JAN-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C2292 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Young Vs Young 14-FEB-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C4011 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Sayers Vs Sayers 13-APR-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C4012 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Jackson Vs Jackson 13-APR-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C4058 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Clark Vs Clark 17-APR-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C4170 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Andrejco Vs Bentley 23-APR-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C4236 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Stephens Vs Stephens 25-APR-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C5374 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Brown Vs Brown 05-JUN-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 90C5795 Superior Domestic Relationsb Superior Garrigan Vs Beebe 21-JUN-1990 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C1338 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Gentry Vs Richardson 15-JAN-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C2085 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Balte Vs Balte (Ds) 05-FEB-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C2765 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Bryan Vs Bryan (Ds) 26-FEB-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C5047 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Sisk Vs Sisk (Ds) 01-MAY-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C7358 Superior Domestic Relations Superior James Vs Griffith (Ih) 15-JUL-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C7908 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Jackson Vs Jackson (Ih) 06-AUG-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C8829 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Welch Vs Welch (Ih) 10-SEP-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C9480 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Robinson Vs Sandman (Ds) 30-SEP-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91C9590 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Wilson Vs Wilson (Ds) 02-OCT-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 91M23538 Magistrate Civil Suits Magistrate Morse Vs Hugueley 09-AUG-1991 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 97CV11451 Superior General Civil Superior Livingston Vs Muhammed 24-SEP-1997 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV12117 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Goldberg Vs Lubin (Lb) 29-OCT-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV2835 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Harrell Vs Wegener-Harrell (Tj) 23-FEB-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV4732 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Buckhalt (Tj) 14-APR-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV6114 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Oliver Vs Oliver (Sg) 20-MAY-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93D46696 State Dispossessory State Oliver Vs Liebman 22-JAN-1993 OPEN OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV4068 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Godbee Vs Godbee (Lb) 24-MAR-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET GUARDIAN AD LITEM 00CV3245 Superior General Civil Superior In Re Petition Of John W Grimes 03-MAR-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 99CV12702 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Bell Vs Bell (Lb) 15-NOV-1999 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV2969 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Young Vs Harrison (Pl) 25-FEB-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV5032 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Wenger Vs Wenger (Lb) 20-APR-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV7539 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Howard Vs Howard (Lb) 06-JUL-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV10291 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Smith Vs Smith (Lda) 29-SEP-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV1108 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Stone-Johnson Vs Johnson (Cpr) 03-JAN-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV1295 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Loeb Vs Loeb (Cpr) 11-JAN-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV2038 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Latham Vs Latham (Cpr) 31-JAN-2001 CLOSE OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV5241 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Moore Vs Moore (Ymh) 27-APR-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV5299 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Maberly Vs Maberly (Cpr)14-MAY-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV7049 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Harper Vs Jenkins (Cpr) 09-JUL-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV7049 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Harper Vs Jenkins (Cpr) 09-JUL-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV3760 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Sczubelek Vs Provin (Cpr) 26-MAR-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV5672 Superior Domestic Relation Superior Glazener Vs Glazener (Cpr) 24-MAY-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 02D58235 State Dispossessory State Frances Pruitt Vs Willie Carson 21-FEB-2002 OPEN OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV10975 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Miller Vs Miller (Lb) 19-OCT-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 96CV3248 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Luckey Vs Luckey (Ih) 04-MAR-199 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95A13158 State Civil Suits State Fds National Bank Vs Irby 16-AUG-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 95D43242 State Dispossessory State Smith Vs Ray 07-NOV-1995 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C10084 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Stamey Vs Stamey (Al) 01-OCT-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 92C4786 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Fagan Vs Fagan (Ih) 23-APR-1992 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV5952 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Bikas Vs Head (Ds) 01-JUN-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93CV7416 Superior General Civil Superior In Re:Kate F Spier (Ds) 20-JUL-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 93A69808 State Civil Suits State Cornish Electrical Vs V E King Constr 19-FEB-1993 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 02A92410 State Civil Suits State Mary M Oliver Vs Amos Johnson 24-MAY-2002 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 02CV6400 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Calculovic Vs Calculovic (Cpr) 13-JUN-2002 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 02CV7526 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Hudson Vs Hudson (Cpr) 12-JUL-2002 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 02CV8070 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Dunaway Vs Dunaway (Ndw) 29-JUL-2002 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 02CV9953 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Florence Vs Florence (Gv) 27-SEP-2002 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 02CV10749 Superior General Civil Superior Pruitt Vs Kemp (Gv) 22-OCT-2002 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 03D91202 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Donna Jackson 10-FEB-2003 OPEN OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 01CV5487 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Oliverio Vs Kirshbaum (Cpr) 21-MAY-2001 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00CV12491 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Adem Vs Adem (Cpr) 01-DEC-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 03CV7895 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Mcwaters Vs Mcwaters (Ib) 04-AUG-2003 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 03CV8990 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Wilson Vs Wilson (Lb) 05-SEP-2003 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 03D18153 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Joel Phipps 24-OCT-2003 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 04CV1145 Superior General Civil Superior In Re Estate Of W S Stuckey, Sr (Gd) 05-JAN-2004 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 03CV12002 Superior General Civil Superior Wells Fargo Vs Kearse (Ndw) 11-DEC-2003 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 03CV12002 Superior General Civil Superior Wells Fargo Vs Kearse (Ndw) 11-DEC-2003 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 04CV10737 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Zabrucky Vs Moore (Kg) 05-OCT-2004 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 04CV12834 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Watts Vs Watts (Kg) 07-DEC-2004 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 05D64905 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Sabrina Johnson 02-MAR-2005 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 05A35938 State Civil Suits State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Peter Copeland 05-JUL-2005 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06CV2112 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Wilkins Vs Wilkins (My) 01-FEB-2006 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06D08518 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Lester Burney 15-JUN-2006 OPEN OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06D08519 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs David Haynes 15-JUN-2006 OPEN OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06D08520 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Frank Haynes 15-JUN-2006 OPEN OLIVER MARY MARGARET PLAINTIFF 06M33350 Magistrate Civil Suits Magistrate Mary Margaret Oilver Vs Lester & Carmen Burney 18-SEP-2006 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET PLAINTIFF 06M33351 Magistrate Civil Suits Magistrate Mary Margaret Oliver Vs David Haynes 18-SEP-2006 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET PLAINTIFF 06M33352 Magistrate Civil Suits Magistrate Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Frank Haynes 18-SEP-2006 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06CV9692 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Yates Vs Yates (My) 15-AUG-2006 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06CV13358 Superior General Civil Superior Wheeler Vs Oliver (My) 17-NOV-2006 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 07A60831 State Civil Suits State Jasper Williams, Jr Vs Mary Margaret Oliver 12-JAN-2007 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 07CV4154 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs 4708 Old Highgate (Mc) 11-APR-2007 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06A57397 State Civil Suits State Phoenix Recovery Vs Mildred L Haynes 22-NOV-200 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 07CV5058 Superior General Civil Superior Allen Vs Pugh (Dip) 09-MAY-2007 CLOSE OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 06CV7879 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Gild Vs Gild (Tsd) 05-JUL-2006 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 07CV8037 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. (Ws) 31-JUL-2007 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 07D57072 State Dispossessory State Mary Magaret Oliver Vs Michael Glover 11-OCT-2007 OPEN OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 07A65120 State Civil Suits State George E Friedlander Vs Mary Margaret Oliver 02-APR-2007 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 00A73630 State Civil Suits State Greg Kemp Vs Willie Carson And Frances Pruitt 22-NOV-2000 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 08CV2886 Superior General CivilSuperior Allen Vs Pugh (Dmg) 26-FEB-2008 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET PLAINTIFF 08D01446 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Michael Glover 21-NOV-2008 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 08D01446 State Dispossessory State Mary Margaret Oliver Vs Michael Glover 21-NOV-2008 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 08CV12911 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Stonegate Estates (Ws) 24-NOV-2008 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 08CV12911 Superior General Civil Superior Oliver Vs Stonegate Estates (Ws) 24-NOV-2008 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 09CV2603 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Saibu Vs Saibu (Ws) 20-FEB-2009 CLOSED OLIVER MARY MARGARET ATTORNEY 09CV5041 Superior Domestic Relations Superior Larson Vs Uehara (Tas) 21-APR-2009 CLOSED Page No : 6
Posted: 6:01 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015
Ch. 2 Investigation reveals possible kickback to DeKalb officials
By Jodie Fleischer
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County’s Interim CEO Lee May is calling for an investigation into a $4,000 check with his name on it, saying he didn’t endorse it, or receive the money from it when it was cashed.
A Chanel 2 Action News – Atlanta Journal Constitution investigation uncovered the check while looking into work done at May’s home which was paid for by DeKalb taxpayers. The vendor who did the work went on to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in DeKalb contracts.
“Absolutely, I plan on having a conversation to figure out what the hell was done, excuse my French,” May told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer.
“Morris [Williams] contacted me and said, ‘Doug, Lee’s having some financial trouble, is there any way you can help him out?'” Cotter recounted.
May was a DeKalb commissioner at the time, and had just filed bankruptcy.
Cotter got the check from a water removal and restoration company that had just completed work at May’s home in January.
“It could have been a reimbursement check. Yes, but it wasn’t my signature on it and I’m not sure how the check got out there,” said John Meyer, who used to own that company, Water Removal Services.
Cotter says it couldn’t be a reimbursement, because the county directly paid for the work at May’s house, roughly $6,500. But the $4,000 check was made out to Lee May, personally, six days later.
Cotter says he delivered it to Morris Williams because he was close friends with him and saw him more often than he saw May, since Williams was the commissioners’ chief of staff he worked at the Decatur office full time.
Within a few days, Cotter says he heard from Morris Williams again.
“Morris asked me, ‘Doug, is there any way you can cash this for Lee?’ said Cotter, “I said sure, I know both of them.”
Cotter’s family owns a liquor store with a check cashing business inside, and he admits he’s the one who turned that check into $4,000 cash.
“I handed that money to Morris Williams and that was the last time I saw it,” said Cotter, “I was hoping it was going to the intended use , to help Lee [May] and his family.”
“I’m answering this very clearly,” said May, “That is not a check that was cut to me. I’ve never received $1 let alone $4000.”
The contract connection
Records show two weeks after that check cleared, bidding opened on a new county contract for water removal. Cotter submitted a bid for the same company that had done the work at May’s home, Water Removal Services, and won the contract.
“I never wanted to participate down there to begin with, that’s why we never took that contract,” said Meyer, the company’s former owner, “We just kind of backed out.”
But Meyer says Cotter still wanted the contract badly.
In fact, three days before Cotter placed the Water Removal Services bid, he reserved the name for his own new company. Haw Creek Restoration went on to make more than $300,000 in DeKalb work.
“If it’s a situation where a brand new company is getting work and they didn’t compete after it, absolutely not, that should not occur,” said May.
But it did occur. May has asked DeKalb County’s new purchasing director to investigate why it was allowed.
Fleischer asked Cotter if the $4,000 had anything to do with his bid to win that contract.
“No!” Cotter replied, “No. Lee had nothing to do with the bidding process.”
Lee May says he also had nothing to do with that check.
“It is absolutely not my signature,” said May, adding that he didn’t even know the check existed.
Fleischer pulled samples of Lee May’s signature from official county records, as well as samples of Morris Williams’ handwriting, since Cotter says when he got the check back from Williams it was already endorsed with May’s name on the back.
The “M” in May appears to resemble the “M” in Morris Williams’ regular signature.
After 17 years with the county, Williams abruptly retired last month, just as the FBI began investigating all of this. Williams had since been promoted to the position of deputy chief operating officer.
Morris Williams declined our request for an on-camera interview. By phone, he would only say Cotter’s version of events “did not happen that way.” Williams said he did not receive “that amount of money” from Cotter, but he refused to comment when Fleischer asked whether he ever gave May any money.
May has been particularly vocal in his efforts to root out DeKalb corruption since he’s taken over as interim CEO. He forwarded all of the records Channel 2 requested and a copy of the $4,000 check to the GBI, FBI, the district attorney and local law enforcement to prove he’s serious about getting to the bottom of it.
“For someone to benefit off my name, that’s inappropriate, that’s illegal and they need to be dealt with,” said May.
Updated: 8:43 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Posted: 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015
DeKalb CEO launches investigation into own county
By Richard Belcher and Jodie Fleischer
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The man heading up DeKalb County has ordered a comprehensive review of operations in his county in search of corruption.
Interim CEO Lee May announced Wednesday that he’s launching an investigation and he wants all 6,000 employees to cooperate.
The investigation will employ two of the people who spent 10 months digging into the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde will have unfettered authority to look at whatever they want.
Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May’s announcement comes on the heels of a year-long Channel 2 Action News and Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation exposing misspending, corruption and theft within DeKalb County government.
Our reporting led the district attorney’s investigators and the FBI to file records requests to obtain many of the same records we did; it has already led to guilty pleas, ongoing criminal investigations and more than $25,000 repaid to DeKalb taxpayers.
Last April, May rewrote the county’s purchasing card policy after our investigation caught then-Commissioner Elaine Boyer spending taxpayer dollars on airline tickets, family vacations and other personal expenses. She resigned, and pleaded guilty to federal charges after we uncovered her scheme to pay a man who didn’t do any work but billed more than $80,000 and then funneled much of it back to Boyer’s personal bank account.
“To the people of DeKalb, I’m just deeply, deeply sorry,” Boyer told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer.
Last June, we exposed Commissioner Stan Watson’s use of taxpayer money to pay for his personal cellphone, even though he also had a county-issued phone. He agreed to pay back about $5,000. Watson said at the time he believed it was permissible, but agreed to stop because Channel 2 was asking about it.
He has not repaid roughly $1,800 in taxpayer money spent to operate his campaign website, exposed after an investigation in September.
Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton and her aide failed to provide receipts for more than $45,000 spent with county debit cards. Sutton said she didn’t know she was required to keep receipts. She said she didn’t know she used taxpayer dollars to pay a $130 speeding ticket she got while driving a rental car at an out-of-town conference. She also paid more than $30,000 to her boyfriend, as a consultant.
“Every dime I’ve spent has been spent for the public interest,” Barnes Sutton said.
Just last month we exposed questions about a phony ethics opinion that allowed DeKalb Development Authority Chairman Vaughn Irons to win a million-dollar contract for his personal development company, APD Solutions.
Watson voted on that contract, even though he was on Irons’ payroll at the time.
“I apologize to the citizens if I did that, I didn’t know I did that,” Watson told Fleischer.
In mid-February, former DeKalb zoning official Jerry Clark pleaded guilty to taking a bribe from a nightclub owner who wanted a special land use permit. That vote was the subject of a Channel 2 Action News investigation in 2012.
Former DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is facing a 14-count indictment accusing him of shaking down vendors for campaign contributions and manipulating contracts, among other things. His first trial ended in a hung jury; the retrial is scheduled for later this year.
During the original Ellis trial, state’s witness and unindicted co-conspirator Kelvin Walton, the former DeKalb purchasing director, admitted vendors gave him cash to help a secretary out of financial trouble. That secretary also sat on numerous selection committees to award contracts.
Ex-DeKalb Co. official Boyer sentenced to prison for embezzling county money
Mar 23, 2015, 5:30am EDT
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Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer is sentenced to serve one year and two months in prison followed by three years of supervised probation for embezzling county money and misusing her government credit card. Boyer must also pay restitution of $87,350.
On Sept. 3, 2014, Boyer, 58, of Stone Mountain, Ga., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit mail fraud and one count of wire fraud. On Feb, 20, 2015, Boyer’s husband, John Boyer, 62, of Stone Mountain, Ga., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit mail fraud. John Boyer is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6.
“Elaine Boyer helped herself to over $75,000 in taxpayer funds which were intended to benefit and improve DeKalb County,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John A. Horn following Boyer’s sentencing on Friday. “Instead, she used the money for things like her personal travel and for purchases at high-end department stores. The citizens of DeKalb County deserve to be represented by honest elected officials who put the interests of the public first.”
Ex-DeKalb Co. Commissioner Boyer’s husband pleads guilty to fraud
Ex-DeKalb Commissioner Boyer pleads guilty (VIDEO)
According to Horn, the charges, and other information presented in court:
In 1992, Elaine Boyer began serving as the Commissioner of District 1, which served citizens in north DeKalb County, including in Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Tucker, and Smoke Rise, Georgia. Among other responsibilities, Ms. Boyer sat on the BOC’s Finance, Budget, and Audit Committee and was the Chairwoman of the Employee Relations and Community Services Committee. Although Boyer’s term of office did not expire until 2016, she resigned on Aug. 25, 2014, the day before she was charged in this case.
In September 2009, as the Commissioner of District 1, Ms. Boyer retained an individual (“Advisor”) supposedly to assist her with government consulting and advisory duties on issues that affected her constituents. From September 2009 to November 2011, false invoices were submitted to Ms. Boyer’s office for consulting services purportedly rendered by the Advisor.
In fact, the Advisor performed no services for Ms. Boyer, District 1 constituents, or DeKalb County. Ms. Boyer used the false invoices as a basis to authorize payments to the Advisor. Based on requisition requests from Ms. Boyer, DeKalb County issued approximately 35 checks to the Advisor for consulting services that were never performed. In total, DeKalb County paid the Advisor approximately $80,000, believing that legitimate services had been performed for the county.
After being paid by DeKalb County, the Advisor funneled approximately 75 percent of the money received from DeKalb County into Ms. Boyer’s personal bank account. Between September 2009 and November 2011, the Advisor deposited approximately $60,000 in DeKalb County funds into Ms. Boyer’s personal bank account (while retaining the remainder of the money). In turn, Ms. Boyer used the money deposited into her account to pay personal expenses, including purchases at hotels and high-end department stores.
Additionally, in her capacity as a Commissioner, DeKalb County issued Ms. Boyer a Visa Purchasing Card (“P-Card”) to make county-related purchases. On Jan. 14, 2010, she signed a Cardholder Users’ Agreement stating she would not use the P-Card to make personal purchases.
From October 2010 to February 2014, Ms. Boyer made more than 50 personal purchases on her P-Card, including purchasing airline tickets and hotel rooms for herself and her family for personal travel. In total, she made over $15,000 worth of purchases on her P-Card for personal goods and services.
Fugitive Arrested in Decatur
The man is now facing a litany of drug and other charges; traffic and college classes were temporarily interrupted due to the arrest.
By Justin Ove (Patch Staff)
March 20, 2015 at 3:01am
DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies were able to track down and arrest a fugitive who was wanted on over a dozen criminal charges in a joint operation on Thursday afternoon.
Randall Washington was taken into custody without incident in the vicinity of Memorial Drive at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office statement said. Sheriff’s deputies were joined in the operation by DeKalb police, U.S. Marshals, and Georgia Perimeter College police.
According to the sheriff’s office, Washington was wanted on a failure to appear warrant for charges of possession of cocaine to distribute, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and obstruction of an officer; felony aggravated assault and felony criminal damage/first degree; along with two counts of family violence battery, criminal trespass damage, and simple battery harm.
In order to minimize the danger to the public, traffic within a several block vicinity of Memorial Drive was intentionally slowed, the sheriff’s office said. Georgia Perimeter College also instituted a temporary lockdown while the operation was ongoing.
Former DeKalb zoning official pleads guilty to bribery charge
Ken Watts | 2/27/2015, 1:36 p.m.
Jeremy Clark, a former member of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to a …
Jeremy Clark, a former member of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to a federal charge of accepting a $3,500 bribe. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Jeremy Clark, a former member of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to a federal charge of accepting a $3,500 bribe in exchange for his zoning vote in favor of letting a nightclub operate later hours.
A U.S. grand jury in Atlanta indicted Clark on Feb. 10 on one count of “converting to personal use property of another,” U.S. District Court records show.
Clark, who served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for four years, entered his guilty plea at a hearing in U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May’s court in downtown Atlanta. He will be sentenced on April 30.
Clark is facing up to 20 years in prison.
His attorney, Gary Spencer, said he’s hoping for a sentence significantly less than that because of Clark’s cooperation with prosecutors.
Clark, who left the Zoning Board of Appeals in 2013, admitted meeting with the owner of a Tucker nightclub before a zoning vote in November 2012.
Federal prosecutors have not named the club owner.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Davis said at the hearing that the club was trying to provide late-night dancing without obtaining a special permit.
In November 2008, the Board of Commissioners passed a zoning ordinance that regulated the placement and operation of late-night establishments and nightclubs.
As a general matter, the ordinance mandated that new businesses must obtain a Special Land Use Permit if they wanted to operate either as a late-night establishment or as a nightclub.
Davis said that Clark and the club owner had an agreement that Clark “would be rewarded” if the Zoning Board of Appeals granted permission for the later hours.
The board approved the club’s request and Clark was paid $2,000 in cash and received a $1,500 donation to a charity with which he was involved.
Clark must repay the $3,500 as a federal fine, according to the terms of his plea agreement.
Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn said it took only $3,500 to subvert the purpose of the DeKalb zoning ordinance that was to regulate the operation of late-night nightclubs.
“This case demonstrates how a corrupt public official can sell out the legitimate interests of the communities and citizens he serves, solely for his own profit,” Horn said. “DeKalb County citizens deserved better.”
DeKalb interim CEO Lee May appointed Clark in 2009 while he was District 5 commissioner.
In a Feb. 13 statement, May said he was deeply disturbed and saddened about the allegations and that Clark no longer has any association whatsoever with DeKalb County.
“Situations such as this are what compelled me to give the DeKalb Board of Ethics the resources and tools to serve the residents of DeKalb County, and why I signed an executive order in June 2014 to define ethics rules for county employees,” he said.
One would wonder what the hold up in sentencing is. Like this woman didn’t know what she was doing was illegal?
Elaine Boyer’s sentencing rescheduled again
12:03 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 | Filed in: Local News
Elaine Boyer’s sentencing has been rescheduled again, this time to March 20, according to Bob Page, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta.
The former DeKalb County commissioner faces about one to two years in federal prison for admittedly funneling more than $78,000 to an evangelist posing as a legislative consultant, with him kicking about $58,000 of it back to her. She also admitted running up more than $15,000 in personal purchases on her county Visa card.
Her sentencing was first set for December, then later for earlier this month. The delay could stem from the time federal prosecutors need to establish if Boyer has provided “substantial assistance” in exchange for their recommendation of a lighter sentence, a condition of her plea agreement.
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4:25 p.m. — An Austell company stopped getting calls to service county-owned generators soon after telling suspended DeKalb Chief Operating Officer Burrell Ellis the business would not contribute to his 2012 re-election campaign, a witness testified Tuesday.
Eneida Robles, who at the time worked for Power and Energy Services, had taken three calls in 2012 from Ellis trying to reach one of the business’ owners to ask for money for his re-election race.
Robles said she told him each time “we could not contribute to his campaign” and he became angry. She testified that Ellis said he would contact the county’s purchasing office the company did not want to service DeKalb.
Soon the calls to service DeKalb County generators stopped, Robles testified.
“They told us we couldn’t service DeKalb County until further notice,” Robles said. “I knew our service people were not going out to any annuals (yearly inspections).” Court is in recess until Wednesday morning.
3:50 p.m. — A former employee of an Austell company described in court the tense conversation she had with suspended DeKalb County Chief Operating Officer Burrell Ellis when she told him the business would not contribute to his 2012 re-election campaign.
The contract Power and Energy Services had with DeKalb County to service generators was relatively new and she feared she would lose her job at the small business after Ellis threatened to withhold business.
Eneida Robles testified that she took three calls from Ellis, asking to speak with one of the company owners. Each time she told Ellis co-owner Brandon Cummings was out of the office on a service call, as were her instructions. She had been told calls from Ellis should be treated as a solicitation.
When the third call from Ellis came a few days after the first two, Robles said she checked with her boss before giving Ellis a response to his request to speak to Cummings about a campaign contribution.
“When I got back on the phone, I told him that at this time we were not interested in his services, in providing campaign funds, that we could not contribute to his campaign,” she testified. “He was pretty angry with the fact that he couldn’t get Brandon on the phone. He told me ‘if you don’t want to service DeKalb County then I will contact the purchasing manager over there.’ When I said again we could not contribute, he got more angry. The tone was not a good tone.”
Minutes later, a call came from the head of DeKalb’s purchasing office, Kelvin Walton, she testified.
“I was pretty much worried about my job because I thought I had cost them the contract,” Robles testified.
2:38 p.m. — The first three witnesses called in the trial of suspended DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis offered jurors a quick tutorial on government operations and campaign finance reporting but their testimony didn’t get t o the heart of the corruption case.
A member of the special purpose grand jury that discovered the alleged corruption testified that the 23 members of the panel were assembled first to look at the Department of Watershed Management but their charge was they could examine other county agencies.
Jimmy Davis,the first witness in the trial that could last six weeks, mostly read from the court order that created the 23-person special grand jury, which completed its work in January 2013, and he responded to questions such as how often the grand jury met.
Davis was quickly followed by the head of DeKalb’s elections and voter registration office and then an investigator with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, also known at the State Ethics Commission, both to take about the mechanics and requirements of campaign reporting.
None of the three — Davis, Maxine Daniels with the county Office of Voter Registration and Elections and Ethics Commissioner investigator Bethany Whetzel — were asked about the charges of extortion, criminal attempt to commit extortion, bribery and perjury, against Ellis.
Daniels testified the outcome of elections in 2008 and 2012 when Ellis won the vote for DeKalb CEO.
Whetzel explained information contained on Ellis’ campaign disclosure reports.
12:07 p.m. — There will be no evidence any vendor lost a contract because they didn’t contribute to the 2012 re-election campaign of suspended DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, one of his defense attorneys said in opening statements in just-started corruption trial.
Defense attorney Dwight Thomas said Ellis didn’t have the authority to revoke contracts of more than $50,000 and once jurors hear secretly recorded conversations in their entirely — rather than just the snippet prosecutors played in their opening statement — they will understand that Ellis was not threatening anyone.
He was angry, however, that some vendors did not return his phone calls, Thomas said.
“He (Ellis) will say they don’t have to give (to his campaign) but they can’t be not returning phone calls.,” Thomas said. “They have to show respect for the office.”
11:35 a.m. — One of the attorneys defending suspended CEO Burrell Ellis told jurors they will see he did nothing to personally enrich his bank account or that he took kickbacks from vendors with DeKalb County contracts.
Defense attorney Dwight Thomas said the vendor records prosecutors say Ellis broke the law to get were available to any citizen, just for the asking.
“There will not be one single piece of evidence that Burrell Ellis asked for a bribe or solicited a bribe,” Thomas said. “There will be no evidence Burrell Ellis willfully lied to a special purpose grand jury….There is no evidence Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis took, stole or skimmed any political funds from any campaign.”
Thomas said Ellis at all times “acted within the power and the scope and the responsibilities” of the CEO’s office.
But assistant district attorney Lawanda Hodges, before wrapping up her 38-minute opening statement, played a brief clip from a recording of Ellis telling the county employee over contracts to cut off a vendor who refused to contribute to Ellis’ 2012 re-election campaign, or to “dry him up.”
Hodges said Ellis is guilty of theft by extortion, criminal attempt to commit extortion, bribery and perjury.
10:59 a.m. — A DeKalb County prosecutor told jurors power, punishment and perjury were at the core of the case against former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.
Assistant District Attorney Lawanda Hodges said Ellis used his power over an appointed agency head to get a list of vendors and phone numbers to use for soliciting campaign contributions.
He also tried to use that power over vendors to raise money for his 2012 re-election effort and then he threatened to pull lucrative work from companies that didn’t pay up.
Ellis was relentless, even after vendors said “no” and even after vendors said they were no longer interested in doing business with DeKalb, Hodges said.
And when asked before a special purpose grand jury about those threats, he lied, Hodges said.
10:09 a.m. — Even before the jury was brought in for opening statements Tuesday the defense team for suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis suffered two losses.
DeKalb Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson rejected defense attorney Craig Gillen’s efforts to show prosecutors may have tampered with a witness. Through his questions Gillen focused on assistant district attorney Lawanda Hodges’ email to subpoenaed witness Nina Hall in which the prosecutor included questions and proposed answers that Hodges said came from numerous prep sessions with Hall, a one-time Ellis aide.
Then the judge said prosecutors could use some recordings of Ellis talking about contracts in their opening statement.
9:37 a.m. – Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, with his wife sitting behind him and surrounded by his attorneys, is getting his day in court.
Fifteen months after he was first indicted, opening statements in his corruption trial are to begin Tuesday with 12 black women, two black men and two white women — 12 jurors and four alternates — seated to decide if Ellis committed extortion and bribery to advance his political career.
Opening statements, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., were delayed, however, because all the jurors had not arrived at court. In the meanwhile, the judge heard from attorneys any outstanding motions.
The first issue was whether to quash a subpoena for Nina Hall, a former top aide to Ellis. Hall is expected to decline to answer questions out of concern for self-incrimination unless she is granted immunity.
Prosecutors, led by DeKalb District Attorney Robert James, say the man who once ran DeKalb government and oversaw its $1.2 billion annual budget also strong-armed county vendors into giving him campaign cash.They say they will show Ellis illegally mixed county business with his 2012 re-election campaign by threatening county contractors unless they donated.
“The evidence will not show that Ellis is simply a ‘heavy-handed campaigner,’ but will show that he is an extortionist,” wrote Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Leonora Grant in one of the hundreds documents unsealed on Tuesday.
Ellis’ defenders are expected to counter that while Ellis was aggressive in raising campaign funds — $1.5 million — he never linked support for his re-election with winning lucrative county business.
But previously sealed pre-trial rulings will limit Ellis top-tier defense team.
Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson ruled previously that Ellis can’t claim he was set up and his attorneys can’t ask witnesses if they thought an alleged victim of Ellis’ was racist. Johnson also decided that jurors can hear about vendors not included in the indictment who Ellis hit up for campaign contributions.
For complete coverage, visit MyAJC.com.
By Alexis Stevens – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A former janitorial services manager for DeKalb County and the Georgia World Congress Center has been indicted and arraigned on charges of mail fraud and bribery, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
Patrick Jackson, 55, of Loganville, is accused of accepting bribes while he was employed by both agencies from 2006 until 2012, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.
“Jackson is charged with abusing his official positions with DeKalb County and the Georgia World Congress Center,” Yates said in an emailed statement. “According to the indictment, over a six-year period he accepted bribes in exchange for his helping a company attain and maintain exclusive government contracts.”
While employed by both DeKalb County and the GWCC, Jackson lived in a luxury apartment in Atlanta that was being paid for and furnished by an unnamed company, Yates’ office said. In exchange, Jackson agreed to use his position as a public official to benefit that company’s interests in its business dealings with DeKalb and GWCC, but he did not disclose to either employer that he was being provided with an apartment, according to investigators.
Jackson was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 9 and later was arraigned, Yates’ office said. A trial date has not yet been set.
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Police: Ga. Man Used Craigslist to Sell Cars He Didn’t Own
He convinced victims to pay a deposit, then made off with the money.
Police are looking for a man who posed as a sales rep for a Georgia auto dealership and scammed thousands from people who answered a Cragslist ad.
Gwinnett Police said a man identified as Jeff Manders went to Honda Mall of Georgia near Buford, Ga., obtained the vehicle identification number and description of cars, then posted the cars for sale on Craigslist with a price lower than the dealership’s.
He allegedly convinced victims to pay a deposit and then meet him later to complete the sale. He made off with the money.
Manders lives in Barrow County, police said.
Police said a representative from the Honda dealership reported the possible Craigslist scam on Aug. 3. Several customers had come to the business, asking about two specific cars on its used car lot — a 2002 Honda Accord and 2002 Ford Ranger. The customers said they saw the cars on Craigslist.
“The dealership’s representative stated at first it wasn’t a big deal, but then they learned that some of the customers were actually being asked to place deposits on the vehicles belonging to the dealership,” police spokesman Cpl. Ed Ritter said via email. “When the listed telephone number is called, a male by the name of Jeff answers the telephone and attempts to sell the cars and obtain deposit money from the interested buyers.”
On Aug. 4 and 5, police were contacted by three victims who said they all met Manders at the Honda dealership on Aug. 2 and gave him a total of $3,600 in deposits.
Each met with the man, gave him a deposit on the car and completed a phony bill of sale, on which the name of the dealership’s sales manager was forged.
“Each of the victims was supposed to meet Jeff back at a later time to pay the rest of the money and take possession of the car; Jeff obviously never returned,” Ritter said.
Police have obtained warrants for Jeff Manders for three counts each of theft by deception and forgery. He also is wanted in DeKalb County on a U.S. Marshall’s Service warrant for probation violations.
“Attempts have been made to locate Mr. Manders at his Barrow County home, but attempts have been unsuccessful,” Ritter said.
Manders drives a dark-gray 2006 Mazda Tribute with deer antlers across the back windshield and the initials KMA in the middle. Police say he has a girlfriend in Rome, and may travel back and forth between Barrow and Floyd counties.
If you have any information on this case, contact Sgt. Conlon with the GCPD Motor Vehicle Theft Unit at 770-513-5354.
Photo: Police are looking for Jeff Manders, suspected in Craigslist scam in Gwinnett County, Ga. Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department.
UPDATE: Dirty Cops Sentenced for Aiding Drug Dealers
The disgraced officers served mostly in DeKalb and Fulton counties.
Update (4:00 p.m.): The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia has released official comments on the sentencing of thirteen people involved in a scheme that saw law enforcement officers in the Atlanta provide protection for drug gangs and drug cartels.
“This case sent shock waves through Georgia law enforcement offices, both local and federal,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Certainly, these departments are filled with dedicated officers who literally risk their lives every day to make our communities safe. But this case revealed a troubling number of officers from a variety of law enforcement agencies who betrayed their oaths to protect and serve, taking cash from the very criminals they should have been arresting.”
J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, stated: “While the sentences in this extensive law enforcement corruption matter ends the careers of those law enforcement and correctional officers involved, it can serve as an opportunity to those many other law enforcement officers and personnel to re-dedicate themselves to the oaths of office that they took when they accepted the badge. It also serves as a reminder to the public that the FBI remains responsive to such allegations of police misconduct and corruption and will investigate and present for prosecution those involved.”
“The vast majority of law enforcement officers serve the public with honor and distinction,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Ray Brown of the Atlanta ATF Field Office. “Officers like these unfortunately tarnish the badge of the committed men and women of law enforcement. These individuals will now have to face the consequences for their deplorable actions. ATF will remain on the frontline of preventing violent crime through the dynamic level of law enforcement cooperation with our partners.”
According to prosecutors, an undercover investigation of allegations that Atlanta area police were protecting a local drug gang while in uniform began in August, 2011 following a tip from a cooperating individual who was associated with that gang.
The individual then used three civilians who provided the contact information of police officers who were willing to work with the drug gang to protect their drug deals in exchange for cash payments. These fake deals were recorded with video and audio by an undercover agent. The undercover investigation revealed the following:
-DeKalb County Police Department Officer Dennis Duren accepted $8,800 in exchange for protecting what he believed were four separate cocaine transactions in the Atlanta area between October and November, 2011. Duren was in uniform and carrying a weapon while performing these protection services.
-Another DeKalb police officer, Dorian Williams accepted $18,000 in exchange for protecting what he believed were three separate cocaine transactions between January and February 2013. He also wore his uniform and carried a gun during the deals.
-Stone Mountain Police Department Officer Denoris Carter accepted $23,500 to protect five supposed cocaine transactions in the Atlanta area. During four of the deals, Carter arrived in a patrol car and watched the transactions. During the fifth deal, Carter was on foot and was carrying a firearm.
-Atlanta Police Department Officer Kelvin D. Allen accepted $10,500 in exchange for protection of three separate cocaine transactions between June and August 2012. Allen was in uniform and was carrying a weapon for two of the tree transactions he was paid to protect.
-MARTA Police Department Officer Marquez Holmes accepted $9,000 to protect four supposed cocaine transactions between August and November, 2012. During two deals, Holmes arrived on foot in uniform and armed, and patrolled the area. During the other two deals, Holmes arrived in a MARTA Police cruiser and monitored the transactions.
-Forest Park Police Sergeant Victor Middlebrook accepted $13.800 for protecting four supposed cocaine deals, while he also patrolled during two more deals. During the deals, Middlebrook was dressed in street clothes but was armed.
-Monyette McLaurin, who was formerly employed at the DeKalb County jail but presented himself as an active duty DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy, accepted $12,00 to protect two supposed cocaine transactions in January, 2013. Duing the deals, McLaurin wore a DeKalb Sheriff’s Office uniform with a badge and gun. Another former jail employee posing as a deputy, Chase Valentine, protected a drug deal on Jan. 17, 2013.
-Gregory Lee Harvey posed as DeKalb County detention officer and protected two supposed cocaine deals in December, 2012. During the deals, Harvey wore a black shirt with “SHERIFF” printed on the back.
-Federal Protection Services contractor Sharon Peters was paid $14,000 for protecting two supposed cocaine transactions. During the deals, Peters parked her car near the deal and observed the proceedings.
-Alexander B. Hill presented himself as a Clayton County Police Department officer and accepted $9,000 for protecting three supposed cocaine deals. During the deals, Hill wore plain clothes but wore a badge during the first deal he protected.
-Non-law enforcement facilitator Jerry B. Mannery, Jr., introduced Carter and Peters to the informant contact, and coordinated ten sham drug deals those officers protected. Between April 2012 and February, 2013, Mannery received $30,000 for his services.
-Non-law enforcement facilitator Elizabeth Coss introduced Holmes and Williams to the informant contact, and coordinated five sham drug deals. For her services, Coss accepted $17,000.
Mannery, the last defendant to be sentenced, will spend the next four years in prison and the following three years on supervised release. Coss was sentenced to six months in prison, six months of house arrest, and five years of supervised release.
The sentences for the officers can be read in the original article.
Original Story (7:00 a.m.): An FBI investigation into Atlanta area police officers who were allegedly protecting drug dealers for a price is coming to a close with guilty pleas in front of a United States District Judge.
Ten former law enforcement officers who served in various departments in Fulton and DeKalb counties will be spending anywhere from one to nine years on the other side of the bars inside a federal prison, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Two civilians have also been sentenced for their roles in liaising between the crooked cops and the drug outfits.
According to the FBI, an informant tipped off the bureau about the possibility that police officers were being paid by drug dealers and drug cartels to protect illegal transactions. Investigators used an informant to begin a sting operation, which lured several dirty cops. Some of the officers even wore their uniforms and drove police vehicles while working for the crooks.
The sentenced former officers are as follows:
-Dennis Duren (DeKalb County Police Department), seven year sentence
-Denoris Carter (Stone Mountain Police Department), three year sentence
-Gregory Harvey (DeKalb County Sheriff Office), nine year sentence
-Monyette McLaurin (DeKalb County jail), six year sentence
-Victor Middlebrook (Forest Park Police Department), seven year sentence
-Alexander Hill (private security officer), five year sentence
-Kelvin Allen (Atlanta Police Department), five year sentence
-Marquez Holmes (MARTA Police), five year sentence
-Sharon Peters (Federal Protective Services), three year sentence
-Chase Valentine (DeKalb County jail), 33 month sentence
Civilian Elizabeth Cross was also sentenced to a year in prison. Jerry Mannery, Jr., another civilian facilitator of the scheme, has pleaded guilty to charges related to his activity and will be sentenced on Wednesday.
CNN Breaking News: Strong M6.8 quake off Fukushima — Tsunami warning issued — Gov’t: “Marine threat is in place… Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately” — Footage shows nuclear plant shaking for over a minute (VIDEO)
Published: July 11th, 2014 at 5:25 pm ET
CNN: Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck in the area of Fukushima, Japan – the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami – the Japan Meteorological Agency reported. The same agency issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coast in the region of Tohoku. […] “Marine threat is in place,” the meteorological agency warned for those in imperiled areas. “Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately.” >> Watch CNN here
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Bloomberg: Fukushima a global disaster with huge environmental consequences… like all nuclear catastrophes — UC Berkeley Nuclear Expert: There’s ‘clear and obvious’ consequences from radiation release… citizens should be prepared… ‘cold truth’ is accidents will always occur
Published: April 9th, 2014 at 12:10 pm ET
Bloomberg, Apr. 4, 2014: World Needs to Get Ready for the Next Nuclear Plant Accident– Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world’s nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them. […] scientists warn the next nuclear accident is waiting to happen […] the causes of the three events followed no pattern, and the inability to immediately contain them escalated the episodes into global disasters with huge economic, environmental and political consequences. […] according to the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev it was a factor in bringing about the collapse of the Soviet Union […]
Joonhong Ahn, professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering of University of California, Berkeley: “The cold truth is that, no matter what you do on the technological improvements side, accidents will occur — somewhere, someplace.” […] The consequences of radiation release, contamination and evacuation of people is “clear and obvious” […] That means governments and citizens should be prepared, not just nuclear utilities […] The problem with an engineering solution [is] those defense systems can also fail […] “This is an endless cycle. Whatever is your technology, however it is developed, we always have residual risk.” When the next nuclear accident occurs the world needs to have better knowledge of how to limit the spread of radiation and do the clean-up, including removing radiation […] We also need more understanding of the impact of low-dose radiation on organisms […] “This is about recovery from an accident, not preventing an accident […] It’s completely different. And I think this concept is very necessary for the future of nuclear utilization.”
Gregory Jaczko, ex-chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: “We have this accident and people will say, you know, it was caused by this and that […] But the next accident is going to be something different. Nobody can tell you where or when or what exactly it is going to be […] Once you have an accident, a low-probability and high consequence event, you can no longer call it a low probability event […] It is an event that’s happened and you cannot ignore the consequences simply because it was never supposed to happen. The consequences are real. Probabilities are always hypothetical.” […] The cost of cleaning up Fukushima may be more than the total cost of building all the world’s nuclear plants to date […] “If we look at this technology and we challenge ourselves to make technology that meets this standard then we’ll see that there are ways to do it […] But if there aren’t ways to do it — economically viable ways to do it […] this is perhaps then not a technology that we want to rely on well into the future.”
Published: April 9th, 2014 at 12:10 pm ET
- Officials: Nuclear release from container(s) indicated at #WIPP site — “We never, ever thought this kind of an event would occur” — “Absolute seriousness of this can’t be overstated” — Resident: “I feel like they’re not telling us everything” (VIDEO) February 25, 2014
- TV: US Senators want federal agents near WIPP to check if safe; “A lot more people could have been hurt a lot worse” — Public “skeptical whole truth about environmental risks shared” — Report: “It will shut WIPP down for a year or more, and now everyone is talking about maybe WIPP is no good” (VIDEO) March 27, 2014
- ‘Developing Story’ at Los Alamos: “No timetable for any release of details concerning what the substance actually was” — Even newspaper got automated 911 call — Businesses on DP Road still waiting for all-clear — Advised to shelter in place March 15, 2012
- ‘Historical Weirdness’: Expert says US gov’t has failed public by not testing Pacific for radiation — A ‘very obvious’ need since Fukushima is leaking into ocean — They told me “it’s salty” and that’s not our thing (VIDEO) January 25, 2014
- ‘New tests show elevated radiation’ near U.S. nuclear site — ‘More airborne radiation detected’ around WIPP — Gov’t issues press release on ‘radiological event’ (MAP)February 24, 2014
From a Year and a Half Ago, And Still True Today!
le biscuette Has It Right, Thank You For Your Truthful Rendition of DeKalb County, Georgia!!!
Fake Gregory Adams, Debra DeBerry Fun New Characters in the Tragi-comedy of Dekalb County Government
By le biscuette
Ah, Dekalb County, what a thriving bastion of the American spirit. We’ve been blessed with such American heroes as Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who proudly took to Libyan state television to decry US involvement in the movement against brutal dictator Moammar Gaddafi; there’s former Dekalb CEO Vernon Jones, for whom Dekalb taxpayers are on the hook for upwards of five million dollars in legal fees for a reverse discrimination lawsuit; we’ve got Dekalb school superintendent Crawford Lewis, indicted for operating a “crime ring” from his post. And these are just the most visible of our trusted public servants. Beneath the crusty surface of Dekalb County’s political life–embodied by McKinney, Jones, Lewis, and the like–is…
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NBC: ‘Bizarre’ cluster of severe birth defects haunts experts in Pacific Northwest — “I definitely believe something is going on… Maybe it just hit once and blew through” — Officials refused to say how many new cases in 2013 — County on border of most polluted nuclear site in Hemisphere
Published: February 18th, 2014 at 12:34 pm ET
NBC News, Feb. 17, 2014: ‘Bizarre’ Cluster of Severe Birth Defects Haunts Health Experts — A mysterious cluster of severe birth defects in rural Washington state [and] reports of new cases continue to climb. Federal and state officials won’t say how many women in a three-county area near Yakima, Wash., have had babies with anencephaly, a heart-breaking condition in which they’re born missing parts of the brain or skull. And they admit they haven’t interviewed any of the women in question, or told the mothers there’s a potentially widespread problem. […] nearly two dozen cases in three years, a rate four times the national average […] Susie Ball of the Central Washington Genetics Program at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, says she has reported “eight or nine” additional cases of anencephaly and spina bifida […] The agencies released a report last summer detailing an investigation of 27 women with pregnancies that resulted in neural tube defects in Yakima, Franklin and Benton counties between 2010 and 2013. […] Health officials originally were alerted to the problem by a nurse, Sara Barron, 58 […] A 30-year nursing veteran, she’d seen perhaps one or two devastating cases of anencephaly in her wide-ranging career [then saw 2 in 6-month period of ~180 total births]. […] At a regional medical meeting, there were more anecdotal reports. […] CDC and state officials refused to tell NBC News how many new cases they’d received in 2013 […]
Mandy Stahre, head of CDC inquiry:“There were very few of us that could spend time doing this investigation […] I’m not sure the women knew they were part of a cluster.”
CDC: “A clear cause of the elevated prevalence of anencephaly was not determined.”
Allison Ashley-Koch, professor at the Duke University Medical Center for Human Genetics: “Any time you see a geographic cluster of a pretty severe birth defect, it does make you wonder if there is a common exposure […] really would be wonderful to [do] interviews regarding common environmental exposures […] They may have eaten the same type of produce […]“
Andrea Jackman, daughter has most severe form of spina bifida: “I had no idea […] I honestly was really surprised that nobody had said anything. […] There’s got to be something. I mean, something causes it […] If you could find a way to stop this from happening, why wouldn’t you want to do that? Why would you not want to tell people?”
Sara Barron, Yakima-area nurse who discovered cluster: “30 deliveries a month and there’s two cases in a six-month period […] I was talking to another doctor about it and she has a third one coming. My teeth dropped. It was like, ‘Oh my God.’ […] This is bizarre […] This is a very, very small area […] I definitely believe something is going on […] There was something. Maybe it just hit once and blew through, God willing. If there are still cases going on, we need to know.”
NBC’s report failed to mention the cluster’s proximity to Hanford. For more information, see our 2013 article: “Worrisome” spike in deadly birth defects around leaking U.S. nuclear site — Officials claim “it could be a complete coincidence” — No news reports mention it’s by the most contaminated area in Western Hemisphere #Hanford
Published: February 18th, 2014 at 12:34 pm ET
Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 45 counties in north Georgia that are expected to receive the biggest impacts from Pax.
With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, emergency officials and elected leaders in north Georgia are preparing for Winter Storm Pax. Gov. Nathan Deal, who was criticized for his response to the Jan. 28 storm that paralyzed the metro area and left motorists stranded in vehicles overnight, said in a news release Sunday that he’s put emergency response agencies on alert and began significant preparations. The governor scheduled a news conference for noon Monday to discuss winter storm preparations. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather watch from 7 p.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday and a winter storm watch from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning for the metro Atlanta area.
Even before the first snowflakes fell, people around Atlanta were planning to work from home and stay off the roads. Jay Ali, 33, a college student, said Monday morning that he planned to mostly stay indoors. He had little confidence that government officials would handle this storm any better than the last.
“New levels of incompetence,” Ali said, describing the state and regional response to the last storm that left motorists stranded in their cars for hours, sometimes overnight. “Unforeseen levels of incompetence.”
Ali said part of the problem is that Southern cities do not have as many snow plows, sanders and spreaders as Northern cities.
“I don’t think they have the infrastructure to protect themselves if a storm gets really bad,” he said.
— Shawn Reynolds (@WCL_Shawn) February 10, 2014
I guess that is why GA Power has above ground wires…for those icy moments, and why they think nuclear reactors are the best investment for the future of the state… REMEMBER FUKISHIMA!!!
November 15, 2013
Georgia Power came with their tree butchers, while having actual knowledge that we had filed suit against Georgia Power to prevent their visit with their Asplundh tree butchers.
They did not care. They told the OFF-DUTY DeKalb County Police Officers, who refused to give their names or badge numbers to us, that they have a permit to butcher out trees. A Permit? What kind of funking bullshit is that? A Permit to kill trees. hhuummm. Our attorney was at the Courthouse all morning and afternoon attempting to get a Judge to sign a TRO/Injunction to stop the crime that happened. Apparently, did not do any good for him to spend his precious time there. I don’t know who the judge we have is, but we are most disappointed.
These assholes crossed over a granite wall and chainlink fence, in their fucking bucket, from their fucking bucket truck to come 40-50 feet onto our property and destroy our trees. A couple of weeks before they came, they put a brochure on our gate saying that they would be here in a couple of weeks. That changed, and they came within a week, cause they found out that we were attempting to stop their destruction. Anyway…The Brochure that they put out, show the wrong ways to cut a tree, ways that cutting the trees that will kill the trees. That is exactly the way they cut our trees. I will get the pix of the cutting up soon. They take 20-40 year old trees, cut them off to 6-15 feet tall and cut all the limbs off the trees. If not, they cut all the limbs off of one side to create what is known as the hurricane effect. That way, when the winds are very strong, it is like a sail, and blows over onto your house. Very dangerous.
Georgia Power claimed to have an easement, but thorough title searches reveal that is a fucking lie. Ga Power supervisor a few years ago, came out to be a smart-ass and had the original Georgia Power Railway/Electric Pole map from 1933. The map clearly shows the poles and lines crossing the street BEFORE our property. They put their pole 40 feet into my neighbors front yard when the property was rental property, and ran their lines over our property, then down to the pole on the corner. In a criminal hearing I had yanked them into a few years ago, they swore that the pole has not moved since 1941-42, that the very same pole has been there for that long. They are full of shit, and the judge was full of shit to believe them. Wooden Power line poles don’t last no fucking 60-70 years. They last 30 years, if things work out right, and 30 years makes an old pole.
The the off-duty police would not even let James walk back onto our property. He had to walk 2 houses down, jump all the fences between the properties, yes, we all have fences, and ours is 8-10 feet tall with three strands of barbed wire atop, to keep our dogs in our yard. James is 100 disabled, with mobility disabilities. What kind of fucking cops do we have nowadays?
James and I have always heavily supported our local Police Dept. I am so disappointed and pissed off, I could scream. It took me all the way until today, before I could write this, I was so mad.
It ain’t over. Not by a long shot. They would not give names or badge numbers, but we have pictures of them, and I will do a FOIA request to get the rest, and find out the lies GA Power told this time, to get body guards to accompany them. I will let yall know what I find out.
« US Energy Secretary: Tragic Fukushima event had “global consequences” — Report: Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant “is world’s worst nuclear disaster”
Celebrated Physician: Fukushima has humanity “on brink of a possible worldwide nuclear holocaust” — “The world as we know it has changed” — “Effects on our health are incomprehensible”
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Stephen Hosea, MD in the Santa Barbara Independent, October 31, 2013: Radioactive Fallout from Fukushima — The World as We Know It Has Changed […] I believe that humanity is standing on the brink of a possible worldwide nuclear holocaust. The world as we know it has already changed as the result of radioactive material that has been released into the air and the ocean. I am not an alarmist, but I am alarmed. […] I know radioactivity has been and continues to be released into the air and ocean. The effects on our health are incomprehensible because the magnitude of radioactivity released and the extent of spread and contamination are virtually unknown. […] In my clinical career, I have had the good fortune to care for the homeless and the disenfranchised and the rich and the famous. When one is lying in a hospital bed with those special gowns that are wide open in the back, everyone is pretty much the same. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat are gifts of life for all of us no matter what our creed or our color. I know that these precious gifts have been contaminated. The silence from the media and the powers that be has been deafening. […] We have an opportunity to help the Japanese with the crisis in Fukushima. I want the best and the brightest that money CAN’T buy to be making those decisions. This is not a request–this is an inalienable right for the sake of our children and our children’s children. The time to act is now.
More about Dr. Hosea from the Santa Barbara News-Press: Mention Dr. Stephen Hosea and the accolades begin. […] “He is just a phenomenal doctor, as well as just a wonderful guy,” said Dr. Elliot Schulman, health officer and Santa Barbara County Public Health director. “Everyone concurs,” said Peter MacDougall, past president of the Cottage Hospital board of directors. “Not only does he have tremendously strong technical competencies, but his personal modalities with patients, his caring, the deep sensitivity he shows represent just a terrific model for new doctors. “He’s as close to a model physician as you could ask for,” Mr. MacDougall said. “We are, frankly, blessed to have a man of his talents.” […] a leading specialist on infectious disease […] Government officials consider him a go-to guy, regularly seeking his advice on stemming the spread of illness. […] Shortly after his 1973 graduation from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hosea began his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. […]
Nov. 1, 2013: If you’re anywhere near the Santa Barbara area on Friday, do not miss Dr. Hosea’s lecture, “The Perils of Fukushima: What You Don’t Know Really Could Kill You” — Cottage Hospital, Burtness Auditorium, 400 W. Pueblo St. Santa Barbara at 12:15p.
US BANK ADMITS, IN WRITING FROM THEIR CORPORATE OFFICE, THAT THE BORROWER IS A PARTY TO AN MBS TRANSACTION; THAT SECURITIZATION TRUSTEES ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS; HAVE NO ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OF WHEN A LOAN HAS DEFAULTED; THAT THE “TRUE BENEFICIAL OWNERS” OF A SECURITIZED MORTGAGE ARE THE INVESTORS IN THE MBS; AND THAT THE GOAL OF A SERVICER IS TO “MAXIMIZE THE RETURN TO INVESTORS” November 6, 2013
We have been provided with a copy of U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services’ “Role of the Corporate Trustee” brochure which makes certain incredible admissions, several of which squarely disprove and nullify the holdings of various courts around the country which have taken the position that the borrower “is not a party to” the securitization and is thus not entitled to discovery or challenges to the mortgage loan transfer process. The brochure accompanied a letter from US Bank to one of our clients which states: “Your account is governed by your loan documents and the Trust’s governing documents”, which admission clearly demonstrates that the borrower’s loan is directly related to documents governing whatever securitized mortgage loan trust the loan has allegedly been transferred to. This brochure proves that Courts which have held to the contrary are wrong on the facts.
The first heading of the brochure is styled “Distinct Party Roles”. The first sentence of this heading states: “Parties involved in a MBS transaction include the borrower, the originator, the servicer and the trustee, each with their own distinct roles, responsibilities and limitations.” MBS is defined at the beginning of the brochure as the sale of “Mortgage Backed Securities in the capital markets”. The fourth page of the brochure also identifies the “Parties to a Mortgage Backed Securities Transaction”, with the first being the “Borrower”, followed by the Investment Bank/Sponsor, the Investor, the Originator, the Servicer, the Trust (referred to “generally as a special purpose entity, such as a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC)”), and the Trustee (stating that “the trustee does not have an economic or beneficial interest in the loans”).
The second page sets forth that U.S. Bank, as Trustee, “does not have any discretion or authority in the foreclosure process.” If this is true, how can U.S. Bank as Trustee be the Plaintiff in judicial foreclosures or the foreclosing party in non-judicial foreclosures if it has “no authority in the foreclosure process”?
The second page also states: “All trustees for MBS transactions, including U.S. Bank, have no advance knowledge of when a mortgage loan has defaulted.” Really? So when, for example, MERS assigns, in 2011, a loan to a 2004 Trust where the loan has been in default since 2008, no MBS “trustee” bank (and note that it says “All” trustees) do not know that a loan coming into the trust is in default? The trust just blindly accepts loans which may or may not be in default without any advanced due diligence? Right. Sure. Of course. LOL.
However, that may be true, because the trustee banks do not want to know, for then they can take advantage of the numerous insurances, credit default swaps, reserve pools, etc. set up to pay the trust when loans are in default, as discussed below.
The same page states that “Any action taken by the servicer must maximize the return on the investment made by the ‘beneficial owners of the trust’ — the investors.” The fourth page of the brochure states that the investors are “the true beneficial owners of the mortgages”, and the third page of the brochure states “Whether the servicer pursues a foreclosure or considers a modification of the loan, the goal is still to maximize the return to investors” (who, again, are the true beneficial owners of the mortgage loans).
This is a critical admission in terms of what happens when a loan is securitized. The borrower initiated a mortgage loan with a regulated mortgage banking institution, which is subject to mortgage banking rules, regulations, and conditions, with the obligation evidenced by the loan documents being one of simple loaning of money and repayment, period. Once a loan is sold off into a securitization, the homeowner is no longer dealing with a regulated mortgage banking institution, but with an unregulated private equity investor which is under no obligation to act in the best interest to maintain the loan relationship, but to “maximize the return”. This, as we know, almost always involves foreclosure and denial of a loan mod, as a foreclosure (a) results in the acquisition of a tangible asset (the property); and (b) permits the trust to take advantage of reserve pools, credit default swaps, first loss reserves, and other insurances to reap even more monies in connection with the claimed “default” (with no right of setoff as to the value of the property against any such insurance claims), and in a situation where the same risk was permitted to be underwritten many times over, as there was no corresponding legislation or regulation which precluded a MBS insurer (such as AIG, MGIC, etc.) from writing a policy on the same risk more than once.
As those of you know who have had Bloomberg reports done on securitized loans, the screens show loans which have been placed into many tranches (we saw one where the same loan was collateralized in 41 separate tranches, each of which corresponded to a different class of MBS), and with each class of MBS having its own insurance, the “trust” could make 41 separate insurance claims AND foreclose on the house as well! Talk about “maximizing return for the investor”! What has happened is that the securitization parties have unilaterally changed the entire nature of the mortgage loan contract without any prior notice to or approval from the borrower.
There is no language in any Note or Mortgage document (DOT, Security Deed, or Mortgage) by which the borrower is put on notice that the entire nature of the mortgage loan contract and the other contracting party may be unilaterally changed from a loan with a regulated mortgage lender to an “investment” contract with a private equity investor. This, in our business, is called “fraud by omission” for purposes of inducing someone to sign a contract, with material nondisclosure of matters which the borrower had to have to make the proper decision as to whether to sign the contract or not.
U.S. Bank has now confirmed, in writing from its own corporate offices in St. Paul, Minnesota, so much of what we have been arguing for years. This brochure should be filed in every securitization case for discovery purposes and opposing summary judgments or motions to dismiss where the securitized trustee “bank” takes the position that “the borrower is not part of the securitization and thus has no standing to question it.” U. S. Bank has confirmed that the borrower is in fact a party to an MBS transaction, period, and that the mortgage loan is in fact governed, in part, by “the Trust’s governing documents”, which are thus absolutely relevant for discovery purposes.
Jeff Barnes, Esq.,
I have been trying to get the time to post something, anything. I hate my Blogs to sit without activity, and I appreciate all my followers and readers. I really do.
I have to be honest with yall. I have been overwhelmed. I’ve tried not to be. I’ve tried to let it all go, and not worry about things. I failed to do so.
Between the Banksters, the Globalists, the Feds, ObamaCare Joke, DHS, Cops shooting people all over the place, Cops shooting dogs for wagging their tails, Seven cops beating a dead man.
Then there is Fukushima, and Foreclosure Hell going 100 mph. Where does it end? It don’t, it just gets worse.
So…we do what we can, and this week, I have decided that we will warn others about eating the fish! Don’t eat seafood and don’t eat the fish for God’s sake, unless it came from the local catfish farm or whatever.
We went to netc.com and purchased our monitoring station, and we are up and running and monitoring for radiation spikes. At least we are informed, and we are not walking around like sheeple.
You must realize that our government is not going to talk about Fukushima, no one is talking about it.
I promise, I will try to find time to write every few days. You promise not to eat seafood…. Please.
You know, I have been thinking a lot lately about why it is that the Protesters from the 60’s and early 70’s are really pissing me off nowadays. They act like a bunch of sheep or cattle. The whole country is running amock and nobody says a damned thing about it. IT SUX!
I have come to the realization that the Protesters from the 60′-70’s turned into the very thing they were protesting, except even more so. It SUX!
You would have thought that those protesters would have gone on to make a difference, and that there would not be all of this corruption that we deal with on a daily basis. The flower children, peace – love and rock & roll. What the hell happened? Those people forgot everything about why they were protesting in the first place. They forgot “let’s love one another”, forgot about “live and let live”. Hell they are worse than the people they were protesting, because they are hypocrites.
Now, they go sludging along, fuck it if everyone is being foreclosed upon, even if they paid for the property in full. Fuck it if we have WWIII because our president is a fuck up. Fuck it if Russia nukes us. Fuck it if the Japanese have ended life on earth with their meltdown problem. Fuck it if Russia’s Putin now speaks when the United States should have been speaking. Fuck it if the Christians are being slaughtered. Fuck it if there are no jobs. Fuck it if Obamacare causes all of us to be denied healthcare we are entitled to.
Fuck it, Fuck it, fuck it. THIS SUX! This is not who we are. This is not what are forefathers would have accepted. This is not how we got to where we were.
So this week, the Protesters, turned cattle, sheep and couch potatoes are what SUX!!!
I just posted an article on my Manifest Injustice Blog, and damn! I gotta tell you, Banksters Sux! Pension Funds Sux! Getting to be where the whole country sux!
Check out Rolling Stone article on Pensions Funds, you will agree with me!
Looting the Pension Funds
By MATT TAIBBI | Sep 26, 2013 AT 07:00AM
In the final months of 2011, almost two years before the city of Detroit would shock America by declaring bankruptcy in the face of what it claimed were insurmountable pension costs, the state of Rhode Island took bold action to avert what it called its own looming pension crisis. Led by its newly elected treasurer, Gina Raimondo – an ostentatiously ambitious 42-year-old Rhodes scholar and former venture capitalist – the state declared war on public pensions, ramming through an ingenious new law slashing benefits of state employees with a speed and ferocity seldom before seen by any local government.
Detroit’s Debt Crisis: Everything Must Go (http://m.rollingstone.com/politics/news/detroits-debt-crisis-everything-must-go- 20130620)
Called the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act of 2011, her plan would later be hailed as the most comprehensive pension reform ever implemented. The rap was so convincing at first that…
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