Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cocktails & Popcorn: May 25th, 2019 Dyncorp and Diplomatic Freights Services Adopt Uranium One

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Bashara & His Habeas Corpus Heavy Media Coverage

I should definitely say that Bashara has a logical argument to pursue a writ of Habeas Corpus!

I just adore the extraordinary writs.

Bashara turns to federal courts to try to get out of prison

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Bashara & his "Habeas Corpus Heavy Media Coverage"
Detroit — Bob Bashara was unable to get his murder conviction overturned in the state court system, so he's now turning to the federal courts.

Bashara's attorney, Ronald Ambrose, on Friday filed a petition in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

The filing claims Ryan Correctional Facility Warden Lee McRoberts is unlawfully detaining the former Grosse Pointe Park businessman.

A writ of Habeas Corpus petition allows someone to report an illegal detention and ask the court to compel testimony from the jailer to determine if the imprisonment is legal. The filing is Bashara's only available legal recourse since all his state appeals to be released from the Detroit prison have been exhausted.

The federal petition makes the same arguments Bashara presented during his state claims: that his trial was tainted by ineffective attorneys and heavy media coverage of the case; that key evidence was lost or not reported in time to be beneficial to the defense.

Ambrose told The Detroit News on Friday that Bashara, 61, is suffering from "health issues," although he declined to elaborate.

"I'm a little worried about him in that respect, but his spirits seem to be good," Ambrose said. "I'm looking forward to getting some relief in the federal system."

Friday's filing is Bashara's latest attempt to overturn his conviction after he was sentenced to life in prison for paying handyman Joseph Gentz to kill his wife, Jane Bashara, in January 2012.
The case made national headlines after it was revealed that Bashara, former president of the Grosse Pointe Rotary Club, lived a secret life as "Master Bob" in Detroit's bondage, discipline and sadomasochistic (BDSM) community.

Prosecutors said Bashara, who operated a sex dungeon beneath the former Hard Luck Lounge on property he owned near the Detroit-Grosse Pointe Park border, wanted his wife killed so he could collect $800,000 in her 401(k) account.

His plan, prosecutors said, was to purchase a house he dubbed "the cottage," where he would be served by multiple submissive women and live the BDSM lifestyle full-time.

Bashara was charged in June 2012 for trying to have Gentz killed after a furniture store owner wore a wire and recorded Bashara setting up the hit.

Bashara pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder and was serving a 20-year sentence when he was charged with wife's murder.

Following a trial that featured 74 witnesses and 460 exhibits, Bashara was found guilty of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison in January 2015.

In September 2017, the Court of Appeals affirmed Bashara's conviction after litigation went through lower courts. The matter was appealed to the state Supreme Court, which in May 2018 declined to hear the case.
"Mr. Bashara has exhausted all state remedies available to him," Bashara's 110-page court filing said.
The filing also claims police and prosecutors dragged their feet in presenting the defense a report about small bits of leaves found on Jane Bashara's body.

"The (delaying) tactics of obtaining the report of the leaves found on
Jane Bashara and in her vehicle denied the defense an opportunity to further
research where these leaves were initially located," the filing said.

"At first blush, the evidence of the leaf on Jane Bashara's sock when she is found may seem quite insignificant. Once we dig deeper into the case, we realize it was quite an important part of the case, so much so that an officer falsely declared it came from the Bashara's garage. In an independent test by Michigan State University, the evidence showed, however, it did not."

Jane Bashara's clothing was misplaced after it was taken into evidence, leading to police in Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park blaming each other for the loss. Friday's filing claimed losing the clothing also tainted his case.

"The police and prosecution failed to secure key evidence (Jane Bashara's clothing), and failed to obtain and disclose a report until late into the trial (a leaf found on Jane Bashara' s sock and within her vehicle) — these would have vindicated Mr. Bashara," the filing said.

University of Detroit-Mercy law professor Larry Dubin said courts rarely grant Writ of Habeas Corpus petitions by convicted prisoners.

"It’s a way to attempt to indicate that the constitutional rights he’s alleging were violated in the state courts were not properly decided, and therefore, he’s bringing it into the federal court arena as violations of the federal Constitution," Dubin said.

"In general, it's a tough sell, where you have the issues litigated through the trial and appellate courts of the state, to get relief granted in the federal courts. But it's the only legal recourse that available for him to take."

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Cocktails & Popcorn: Carmack v. Duggan - We Are Going To Trial

Image result for detroit beer
Broadway drama, originally brewed
in Detroit.
Yes, it seems we are going to trial.

I wonder when I am going to be called, considering the fact that the Detroit Land Bank Authority was dissolved by the former Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, *Smooches* , nor did I ever received his check.

But, wait, there shall be more....much more....


Detroit businessman Robert Carmack will go to trial over land deal

I like Lillian. She knows stuff.
Detroit — Businessman Robert Carmack will go to trial on charges that he defrauded the city of Detroit in a land deal.

Judge Cylenthia Miller of the 36th District Court said Friday in her ruling that "the question this all turns on is what Mr. Carmack understood about the documents he received."

Miller said she is duty bound to bind the case over because of many questions surrounding the process in how the city of Detroit officials handled the deed obtained by Carmack.

But the judge added "I have serious concerns, serious concerns" with the case.

Carmack, 59, of Woodhaven was charged with four felonies in connection with his 2016 sale of the 10-acre property at 7751 Melville Street in southwest Detroit. Authorities contend he never completed a $250,000 purchase of the site but used draft documents from 2007 to fraudulently represent that he owned the land before selling it. Carmack could spend up to 14 years in prison.
Carmack is scheduled to be arraigned June 7 in Wayne Circuit Court.

In closing arguments Friday, Assistant Genesee County Prosecutor Patrick McCombs asked Miller to bind over Carmack on the criminal charges because he had perpetuated a fraud when he failed to "consummate" the sale of the Melville property before selling it to an Illinois developer for a profit of $643,000.

"All the (criminal charges) flow from the failure to consummate the sale," said McCombs on Friday. "He never bought it."

McCombs added later in his arguments that "you cannot sell something you don't own."

McCombs said Carmack never presented an original deed to the clerk's office but instead presented an affidavit that stated the original deed had been lost. Carmack, said McCombs, never followed up to find a replacement deed.

But Carmack's co-counsel, Steve Haney, said the businessman owned the Melville property fair and square, explaining his client got a quit claim deed that was approved by Detroit City Councilmembers in June 2007 and then signed by the city's top planning and development official, budget director and cooperation counsel, who signed and executed Carmack's deed to the property.

"Nowhere (on the deed) does it appear that says draft, copy sample, not a legal document ... nothing," said Haney on Friday.

Haney said emails between former city of Detroit employee Chidi Nyeche, who worked for the city of Detroit's real estate division and Bruce Goldman, the city's attorney who handles real estate matters, showed that Carmack owns the property because they both said that he closed on the Melville land.

Nyeche testified this week  "there was no check in my file" for the Melville property from Carmack but did not dispute a closing settlement indicating Carmack was the owner of the property
Goldman also testified Tuesday that it would have been "impossible" for Carmack to have closed on the Melville property because he had not paid for it.

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SCOTUS Says "Stay" In Michigan 2016 Election Interference Evidence Tampering With Redistricting Maps

Judith Karandjeff

Trump just gave Barr the OK to declassify.

Constitutional Crisis, full steam ahead.

Mark Brewer argued on behalf of the League of Women of Michigan to redraw "certain" districts.

Michigan GOP said, "We do not have enough time and besides, the same issue on gerrymandering is going on in other states.

So, here is my question:

If only "certain" districts have to be redrawn because there has been found substantial evidence to support the allegations of gerrymandering, well, I guess the public deserves to see what that is and how it happened.

I am going with my final answer to be stealin' the children, the land and the votes.

Here we have Judith Karandjeff, with all the accoutrements of being a trafficker of the tiny humans going all the way back to Jennifer Granholm, "Jenny from the Block", amongst other terms of endearment.

I smell Hillary, too.

It also seams Wayne County, Detroit was the birthplace for the League of Women Voters of Michigan launching constitutional ratification campaigns, the first being the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the Parental Rights Amendment, both born from the lust to re-animate the residuals of the peculiar institution.

Basically, what I am trying to say is, if the court has found that there was gerrymandering leading into the 2016 election, well, that would mean that there was election interference, which is why they are only trying to change, "certain" districts, which everyone knows, that would be federal evidence tampering.

Besides, Trump just declassified and this is Memorial Day Weekend and Mark Brewer is trying to save his soul, because he was running the MDP going all the back to 2014.

U.S. Supreme Court stays decision ordering political redistricting in Michigan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said Michigan's Legislature should hold off redrawing the state's political boundaries pending appeal of a court order.

Republicans in the state Legislature had asked Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to grant a stay in the order requiring new political lines to be redrawn by Aug. 1.

In late April, a three-judge federal panel ordered the state Legislature to redraw nearly three dozen boundaries for congressional and state legislative seats, saying they were unconstitutionally gerrymandered in order to favor Republicans.

As a consequence, most of the state's legislative and congressional boundaries would have likely been redrawn or left to the court to redo ahead of next year's elections.

Republicans argued in their request for a stay that the timeline ordered by the court was unreasonable and that district lines were already set to be redrawn after the 2020 Census. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is already considering substantially similar cases from North Carolina and Maryland that could affect Michigan's case.

A decision in those other cases is expected by the time the court's term ends in late June.

State House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and several Republican members of Michigan's congressional delegation had filed a request for a stay with Sotomayor — who oversees the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that Michigan is part of — saying the order of April 25th "forgoes any semblance of respect for state sovereignty."

"Put simply, all of the mandates of the District Court's order must be done under unsettled legal principles that the Court is currently reviewing," that request said. Several others were filed by other Republicans as well.

Democrats, included Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, objected to the stay, with Attorney General Dana Nessel's office writing an objection on her behalf.

"The facts and circumstances of this case ... do not warrant a stay," Nessel's office wrote. "

(Republicans) have shown only that complying with the district court’s order would be inconvenient, not that it would irreparably harm them in any way."

With similar issues already before the court's conservative majority, however, it was almost certain that a stay would be granted. Ultimately, whatever is decided in the North Carolina and Maryland cases could either effectively overturn the Michigan order, pave the way for a successful appeal or bolster the three-judge panel's decision.

The order issued Friday afternoon by the court indicated that Sotomayor, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, did not rule on it herself but presented it to the whole court. At least five of the nine justices have to agree for a stay order to be granted.

In the earlier order, the three-judge panel concluded that Republicans in charge of drawing and enacting the political lines after the 2010 Census redrew lines by "packing" or "cracking" geographic blocs of Democratic voters, meaning they were either packed into one district or their numbers so diluted in others as to make their strength far less than it would otherwise be.

The court found that violated the First Amendment right to association and 14th Amendment right to equal protection under

The Supreme Court also issued a stay on a similar case in the 6th Circuit out of Ohio.

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TRUMP: Memorandum on Agency Cooperation with Attorney General’s Review of Intelligence Activities Relating to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns

Someone questioned the significance of the Treasury and Energy in the 2016 Election Interference.


DOE does maps.

We are looking at the basic components of Voting Rights.

Issued on: 


SUBJECT:    Agency Cooperation with Attorney General’s Review of Intelligence Activities Relating to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:

Section 1.  Agency Cooperation.   The Attorney General is currently conducting a review of intelligence activities relating to the campaigns in the 2016 Presidential election and certain related matters.  The heads of elements of the intelligence community, as defined in 50 U.S.C. 3003(4), and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review.

Sec2.  Declassification and Downgrading.   With respect to any matter classified under Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009 (Classified National Security Information), the Attorney General may, by applying the standard set forth in either section 3.1(a) or section 3.1(d) of Executive Order 13526, declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence that relates to the Attorney General’s review referred to in section 1 of this memorandum.  Before exercising this authority, the Attorney General should, to the extent he deems it practicable, consult with the head of the originating intelligence community element or department.  This authority is not delegable and applies notwithstanding any other authorization or limitation set forth in Executive Order 13526.

Sec3.  General Provisions

  • (a)  Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
    • (i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
    • (ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
  • (b)  This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
  • (c)  The authority in this memorandum shall terminate upon a vacancy in the office of Attorney General, unless expressly extended by the President.
  • (d)  This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
  • (e)  The Attorney General is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

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All Hail The Whistleblowers: FBI Hosts Wounded Warriors for First-Time Event - WWR

Why not WWR? 

There is the WWE.

They can get a special seal.

These vets have to go through lots DoD and community service programs, so why not train them as intelligence officers to report the fraud to the FBI?

You do not have to do very much to train them, considering they are already trained.

I just thought this was pretty cool because they are original sources and we need boots on the ground here, in the U.S.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Stormy! - Avenatti Rips Her Off - Prosecutors Look At 300 Years


She got him.

There is hope when it comes to holding the legal community to responsible when there is a breach of the public trust.

He broke Canon Law.

That is Ethics.

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.

 Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses.

Only half of that money was paid back, prosecutors said.

 Daniels isn't named in the court filing, but the details of the case, including the date her book was released, make it clear that she is the client involved.

 Avenatti denied the allegations on Twitter.

 "No monies relating to Ms. Daniels were ever misappropriated or mishandled.

She received millions of dollars worth of legal services and we spent huge sums in expenses.

She directly paid only $100.00 for all that she received.

I look forward to a jury hearing the evidence," he wrote.

 Avenatti added in a later tweet that his agreement for representing Daniels "included a percentage of any book proceeds."

 The charges pile on top of previous allegations of legal misconduct by Avenatti, who represented Daniels when she sued to be released from a nondisclosure agreement involving an alleged tryst with Trump.

The president denies an affair took place.

 Avenatti was previously charged in New York with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to expose claims that the shoemaker paid off high school basketball players to steer them to Nike-sponsored colleges.

And in Los Angeles, he's facing a multicount federal indictment alleging that he stole millions of dollars from clients, didn't pay taxes, committed bank fraud and lied during bankruptcy proceedings.

 Avenatti has denied the allegations against him on both coasts, saying he expects to be exonerated.

The Los Angeles charges alone carry a potential penalty of more than 300 years in prison.

 "I look forward to a jury hearing all of the evidence and passing judgment on my conduct," Avenatti wrote in a text message to The Associated Press. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, initially hired Avenatti to handle a lawsuit she filed last year in which she sought to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement she'd signed with Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen in exchange for $130,000.

 The money was supposed to buy her silence during Trump's run for president about an alleged affair between the two. In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws in connection with the payment. In announcing the new charges Wednesday, prosecutors said that Avenatti sent a "fraudulent and unauthorized letter" to Daniels' literary agent, instructing the agent to send payments not to Daniels but to a bank account Avenatti controlled.

They said he used the stolen funds to pay employees of his law firm and pay for hotels, airfare, dry cleaning and his Ferrari. "Far from zealously representing his client, Avenatti, as alleged, instead engaged in outright deception and theft, victimizing rather than advocating for his client," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in news release. Avenatti "blatantly lied" and stole to maintain his "extravagant lifestyle," Berman said.

 Daniels raised concerns with Avenatti about late payments around the time her book, "Full Disclosure," was published in October, according to the indictment.

 "When is the publisher going to cough up my money," she asked Avenatti in early December, according to the indictment.

 Avenatti responded that he was "working them and threatening litigation," prosecutors said, but he did not tell Daniels he had already received the money.

 Daniels began publicly raising concerns about Avenatti's conduct in November.

In a statement, she said Avenatti had launched a fundraising effort to raise money for her legal case without telling her.

She also said he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump, on her behalf, against her wishes.

 "For months I've asked Michael Avenatti to give me accounting information about the fund my supporters so generously donated to for my safety and legal defense. He has repeatedly ignored those requests," she said.

"Days ago I demanded again, repeatedly, that he tell me how the money was being spent and how much was left.

Instead of answering me, without my permission or even my knowledge Michael launched another crowdfunding campaign to raise money on my behalf.

I learned about it on Twitter."

 At the time, Avenatti responded that he was still Daniels' "biggest champion."

 He said that under his retention agreement, she had agreed to pay him just $100 for his services, and he was entitled to keep all the money he raised for her legal defense to defray what he said were substantial costs of her case.

 The defamation case initiated by Avenatti against Trump backfired, with a judge ordering her to pay the president's legal bills.

 When Avenatti was first charged with defrauding other clients and extorting Nike in March, Daniels said she was "saddened but not shocked."

 She added on Twitter that she had fired Avenatti a month earlier after "discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly."

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Will The U.S. Get Caught By The Brady Rule - Russia & U.S. Have Exculpatory Evidence On Each Other

Russia has Whelan.

U.S. has Butina.

Wanna motion to enjoin?

I will show you your exculpatory evidence if you show me mine.

I bet that would really piss off the United Nations.


Accused spy Paul Whelan says he's being threatened, denied showers in Russian prison

Michigan businessman Paul Whelan told reporters in a Russian courtroom Friday that he's being threatened, abused and harassed at Moscow's Lefortovo Detention Facility, and that his imprisonment on an espionage charge is akin to political kidnapping.

A judge extended the pre-trial phase of Whelan's detention for three more months on Friday, which means Whelan, 49, of Novi is to remain in prison at least until Aug. 29.

“This is typical prisoner of war isolation technique," Whelan told journalists in the courtroom, the Associated Press reported. "They’re trying to run me down so that I will talk to them."

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, center, who was arrested
 in Moscow at the end of last year, waits for a hearing in a court
in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 24, 2019. The American was
detained at the end of December for alleged spying.

Whelan, an ex-Marine who was the director of global security for the Auburn Hills-based auto supplier BorgWarner, said he was in Russia in December for the wedding of a friend when he was arrested in his hotel and accused of spying.

He told the court on Friday that there was "absolutely no legitimacy" to the case against him, and said his imprisonment is retaliation for U.S. sanctions.

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) alleges Whelan was caught in possession of a flash drive containing classified information. Whelan has told his lawyers that the flash drive came from a Russian friend, and that he was under the impression that it only contained photos of the friend's hometown. 
Whelan, who was born in Canada to British parents and grew up in Ann Arbor, holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports. If he's convicted of spying, he could be imprisoned for up to 20 years.

More: Mysterious tale of Paul Whelan, accused of spying in Russia, steeped in contradictions

“We of course remained concerned by the lack of evidence in his case and the secretary is committed to continuing to raise this at the highest levels,” said Morgan Ortagus, a State Department spokeswoman.

Paul Whelan's twin brother, David Whelan, told the Free Press that he believes his brother was targeted by Russian authorities because he was an American businessman.

"Unfortunately, the FSB appears to have miscalculated whatever result they helped to extort out of Paul's false arrest," he said. "Paul has shared notes through his lawyer that he believes his arrest has some sanctions-related element, but we don't know why he says that."

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Judiciary Jolly Jerry Fainted - "Did I Do That'?

Jolly Jerry fainted!

Good thing he has congressional health insurance.

To think, all he has to do is #sayhisname and everything shall be all better.

Yes, I am claiming this one.

Ok, back to work....on a mission.....

Ambulance called after US Rep. Nadler appears to swoon

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler was taken to a hospital for an evaluation Friday after he appeared to swoon during a news conference in New York City.

The chairman of the House Judiciary committee had given remarks at an event about speed enforcement cameras in school zones when he slumped in his chair.

As people moved to assist him, Nadler put his hand to his head and appeared disoriented, then seemed to recover after a few minutes. He speaking and alert, telling people near him that he was OK.

The 71-year-old Democrat was given water and an orange as staff cleared reporters from the school gymnasium where the event took place.

An ambulance took Nadler to a hospital about 45 minutes later.

A few minutes after leaving the school in the ambulance, Nadler said in a tweet that he was fine.

Nadler spokesman Daniel Schwarz also blamed dehydration.

"He was sitting down so did not faint or anything, just was a bit ill. He is responsive and receiving a check-up."

Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat who recently announced he was running for president, was sitting next to Nadler and answering questions when Nadler slumped over.

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Will Michigan Finally Tell The Truth Or Will The Attorney General Office Continue To Cover It Up?

During the inquisition, where did you run from persecution?

The church, because they cloak.

When you are shunned from society for doing nasty things to the tiny ones, where do you go to survive?

You go to church.

When you have never been caught you can start up youth programs and work in foster care and adoption because it is the work of the tax exempt god.

And, if you have grand aspirations, you start up a mission with a children's trust, that way you can groom them from birth to do what you want when you import them to the U.S. as students or missionaries in voting districts, to walk the streets, hang out in a coffee shop, and run real estate ops through Public Private Partnerships in Social Impact Bonds.

Records show mounting number of CSC cases tied to Gaylord Grace Baptist

Editor’s note: The Herald Times is continuing to follow investigations involving former Gaylord Grace Baptist Church staff and former congregation members who have been convicted or accused of criminal sexual conduct with minors through the years.

OTSEGO COUNTY — Late last year, Independent Fundamental Baptist churches nationally saw surge of attention as survivors of sexual abuse shared their stories with news outlets like the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth, Texas, that tracked church leaders who were moved from church-to-church after reported abuse.

This extended to local stories as more cases were revealed to have occurred in Otsego County as cases tied to Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord continue to move through the county court system.
In December, former Grace Baptist students publicly shared their experiences and later formed a Facebook support group known as the Blind Eye Movement, a name based on the thought that the church and associated school’s leaders had turned a blind eye to the abuse.

According to the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post, it had been investigating allegations of sexual assault “involving potential suspects who worked at Grace Baptist 10 years ago or more.”

“The investigation is ongoing, and has not yet been reviewed by the prosecutor — so no charges have been issued yet,” Lt. Travis House, public information officer for the MSP Seventh District, previously told the Herald Times in an email.

In a previous Herald Times story, Grace Baptist’s Senior Pastor Jon Jenkins commented on instances of abuse or alleged abuse involving former teachers. Jenkins said he had reported two of the school’s former teachers to police for sexual abuse of students years ago.
Aaron Willand mugshot

Aaron Willand mugshot

Jenkins said he reported former teacher Aaron Willand to Michigan State Police and later, another former teacher to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department.

Willand was convicted in Washington state of raping a child and child molestation in 2006. The survivor, now an adult, is also pressing charges in Otsego County for abuse she said also occurred in Michigan. Willand has not been charged in Michigan.

Jenkins said he reported the other former teacher to the Otsego County Sheriff’s department in 2011. The Herald Times is not naming the other teacher until charges have been officially filed by Otsego County courts.

In an email, Jenkins said, it would be “a favorable outcome if justice can be achieved for” the alleged victim. He said, “Grace Baptist Church has always, and continues to stand in favor of justice for the victim.”

Otsego County Sheriff’s Department showed no records of Grace Baptist reporting either former teacher to police.

Herald Times’ Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for Michigan State Police reports filed by Grace Baptist, show no police reports filed by Grace Baptist with any references to Aaron Willand or the other former teacher. Jenkins did not respond to multiple requests for clarification.

The FOIA reports mainly show the church had called law enforcement a number of times for larceny and breaking and entering incidents through the years. There was also an instance in 2011 where a 25-year-old man allegedly grabbed a teen girl’s breast on a church bus that was in transit to Grayling.
The case did not go to court, according to the FOIA documents.

Looking back
Further exploration into county, state and federal court records show several additional cases through the last 17 years where people tied to Grace Baptist were convicted of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with minors.

Former Grace Baptist congregation members Jennifer Mahoney and Matthew Mahoney were convicted in 2013 on felony charges against a 15-year-old girl in Indiana, according to previous coverage by the Tribune Star (Terre Haute, Indiana) newspaper and court documents.

Matthew Mahoney

According to the Indiana Department of Correction, Jennifer Mahoney was sentenced to four years for sexual misconduct with a minor and Matthew Mahoney was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual misconduct with a minor, vicarious sexual gratification child solicitation and dissemination of matter harmful to a minor.

Jennifer Mahoney

Jennifer Mahoney

A former Gaylord Teen Spectacular youth conference guest speaker, Jack Schaap, was convicted in 2013 in federal court in Indiana after he transported a 16-year-old girl to his cabin in Northern Michigan for the purpose of having sex with her, according to court documents.

According to previous Herald Times coverage of the Teen Spectacular, Schaap, of Hammond, Indiana, was listed as a visiting guest speaker during the 2011 youth conference, an event that draws hundreds of teens to Gaylord.

Clark Martin, a former congregation member with Grace Baptist, was convicted in 2004 for second-degree criminal sexual conduct, a person under 13, for incidents that occurred in 2002 and 2003 in Otsego County, according to court documents. (See related story here.)
Jenkins confirmed that each of the above was connected to Grace Baptist through the congregation or as a guest speaker.

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"The Boys" v. "The Girls": Michigan Attorney General Nessel Arrests 6 Priest - Bill Schuette Sends A Spokestoken - No One Talked About The Industry Of Trafficking Tiny Humans - Happy Foster Care Month!

At this time, I do not have much to say.


Dana has a 1-800 number, a hashtag and a Church Militant Spokestoken.

Yes, I said that because I told you they were going to do it.


These priest are sacrificial because this the residuals of the peculiar institution, not the last 100 years that is being spun in the promotion of Bill Schuette *Smooches*.

Yes, this 50 some odd years old victim took a substantial amount of time to thank law enforcement and focus on the media telling the truth and the victim telling their stories.

You can tell the operatives by their lack of passion, neuro-linquistic patterns of absolute disdain for "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) whose children have been Legally Kidnapped from their arms, who may or may not have survived in foster care.

Egads! That sounds like they are attempting to rewrite history by rewriting my fairy tale.

Naughty, naughty.

I am the Celestial Goddess of the Woodshed and no matter how hard you try to spin my testimonial to the heavens, you can never terminate my right to bear witness because I have been doing this for a few decades, and now, the heavens shall fall.

Whacha gonna do, wipe PACER and Congressional Testimony?

Please, I archive like I footnote.

Oh, I should not give them any more ideas.

They are really good at bleaching national archives, you know.

How about the privatized state contracts with these christian child placing agencies which are very crafty in maximizing revenues with state Medicaid, Title I, IV, V, IX, XIX, etc. to allow children under the care of the State of Michigan to be drugged, raped, beaten, tortured and used for lab rats, if they do not kill themselves or run away to the freedom of a life on the streets in trap houses of the Detroit Land Bank Authority?

What about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and their foster care and adoption contracts?

Not one word on foster care and adoption, but then again, we are waiting on Nancy Edmunds to see if she is going to continue covering the trafficking of tiny humans in Michigan, or, if something else will happen that will force me to go pop popcorn.

The Ricky Holland and that other case with the two boys who did not die are back open through the Auditor General, which may just have to follow GAGAS and report material violations for further investigation in dealing with federal funding.

I am quite sure there are games going on in the Michigan Children's Institute and the Michigan Children Trust because no one wants to talk about human trafficking and the Archdioceses, and the entire christian community.

Is Dana setting up Michigan to go into federal receivership?

If she is a "Legal Genius" (trademark pending) she will be too busy preparing for the legal tsunami that is going to put her, and her rogue ass crew, in the annals of history.

How her tale is to be told, is up to her.

Until then, I await for Michigan to address its industry of trafficking tiny humans, and the drugging, beating, rapes, suicides, successful and unsuccessful, pregnancies, and snatching of the babies in foster care and adoption.

It still goes on today, but I am so glad a grown man found it so important to talk about the children who live with this every single day, with no help, nothing but turning back to that child welfare system that destroyed their childhoods.

This includes Flint and the other cities victim to the Michigan Emergency Manager Law.

Where is Betsy DeVos?

Five Michigan Catholic priests charged with sex abuse crimes against children

 - Five Catholic priests have been charged with sexual abuse charges amid a probe by the attorney general's clergy abuse investigative team and a sixth has had his educational license suspended.

Five priests were charged this week with a total of 21 charges, including two priests from the Detroit Archdiocese, two from Lansing, and one from Kalamazoo. The victims range in ages 5 to 26 years old and include four boys and one girl.

State Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the update on the state's investigation into clergy abuse within Michigan's seven Catholic dioceses. You can watch live on FOX 2's Facebook page or

Members of the attorney general's clergy abuse investigative team has been reviewing hundreds of thousands of documents seized from from the state's dioceses last October. The clergy abuse hotline has received more than 450 tips since the beginning of the year.

One of the priests is even accused of performing oral sex on a child during confession.

Below are the preists charged:

Timothy Michael Crowley, 69, Lansing Diocese, was charged in Washtenaw County with four felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) 1, a maximum sentence of life in prison and a lifetime of electronic monitoring, and four felony counts of CSC 2 - a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Crowley, who was a priest in various parishes, including St. Thomas Rectory in Ann Arbor, was arrested Thursday in Tempe, Arizona.

Neil Kalina, 63, Archdiocese of Detroit, was charged in Macomb County with one felony count of CSC 4, a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a lifetime of electronic monitoring. Kalina, who was a priest at St. Kiernan Catholic Church in Shelby Township, was arrested Thursday in Littlerock, California.

Vincent DeLorenzo, 80, Lansing Diocese, was charged in Genesee County with three felony counts of CSC 1, a maximum sentence of life in prison and a lifetime of electronic monitoring, and three felony counts of CSC 2, a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. DeLorenzo, who was a priest at Holy Redeemer Church in Burton, was arrested Thursday in Marion County, Florida.

Patrick Casey, 55, Archdiocese of Detroit, was charged in Wayne County with one felony count of CSC 3, a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Casey, who was a priest at St. Theodore of Canterbury Parish in Westland, was arrested Thursday in Oak Park, Michigan.

Jacob Vellian, 84, Kalamazoo Diocese, was charged with two counts of Rape, a maximum sentence of life in prison. Vellian was a priest at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Benton Harbor, and now lives in Kerala, India. Nessel said they are working on extraditing him from India.

Nessel said nearly all the charges came as a result of calls to the tip line. She said they are only 5 or 10 percent through the information they've received and anticipate many more arrests in the future.
"We want to make certain that we are taking dangerous predators off the streets," she said.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: How Many More Michigan Election Extortion Racket Phone Calls Do The Feds Have?

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Quickly, pull out the abortion & a cross
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They always fall for that
Golly Gee Whiz!

If the feds have a phone call recorded between Larry who was representing his rogue ass crew in the Legislature and an unidentified union official soliciting bribes to his political campaign from his public office, well, that sounds like sorta like an extortion racket to me.

And the union was complicit?

That is insurrection.

Hold on, I am not done.

So, you mean to tell me that laws were passed and enacted in Michigan through a complex financial fraud scheme to fund political campaigns to further foreign corporate interests by stealin' the children, the land and the votes, like that Emergency Manager Law that launched such memorable rackets like:

  • Foreclosure Crisis;
  • Detroit Water Shutoffs;
  • Detroit Bankruptcy;
  • Detroit Grand Bargain;
  • Auto Industry Bail Out;
  • Flint Water Crisis;
  • Gerrymandering;
  • Election Fraud;
  • Over 10 Years of Michigan Child Welfare System Federal Monitoring; and,
  • much, much more death and destruction!

I am in utter shock.

Well, not really.

I am in just in a natural shock that no one has yet to figure out the statistical likelihood that the feds have lots and lots more phone calls recorded with lots and lots of similar substance in interfering in elections, but hey, what do I know?

I know everybody gets wiretaps!

Feds: Phone call recorded between indicted lawmaker, union

The Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to use information from a phone call between indicted Rep. Larry Inman and the union representative from whom he is alleged to have solicited political contributions in its case against the Traverse City Republican.

Investigators seized Inman’s cellular phone during a search of his residence Aug. 1, 2018, nearly two months after they recorded a phone call between Inman and the union representative on June 19, 2018, according to a Friday court filing.

Inman was indicted last week on allegations that he attempted to sell his vote last year on a repeal of Michigan's prevailing wage law.

Inman ended up voting to repeal the law, which had guaranteed union wages and benefits for workers on government-funded construction projects. The Republican-led House and Senate both approved the measure, and it became law.

Prosecutors could use information from the phone call, text messages, bank records and statements to media in building their case against Inman. They also possess written records of interviews Inman gave to the FBI, Aug. 1, Oct. 16, Oct. 17 and Dec. 7.

A federal grand jury indicted Inman on charges of bribery, extortion and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutors allege Inman attempted to sell his vote to the Michigan Regional Carpenters and Millwrights union by pressuring the union to make political donations to himself and 11 other lawmakers ahead of the June 2018 vote.

House leaders have asked him to resign. They removed him from the GOP caucus and all committee assignments. Inman has denied the allegations and refused to resign.

He has not been to House session since the indictment was filed May 15, but is still able to take part in voting on legislation and continues to receive his $71,685 annual salary.  

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

DOJ: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged in 18-Count Superseding Indictment - DEFANGO


Charges Related to Illegally Obtaining, Receiving and Disclosing Classified Information

A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment today charging Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, with offenses that relate to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant Director John Brown of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division and Acting Assistant Director in Charge Timothy Dunham of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.
The superseding indictment alleges that Assange was complicit with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, in unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to the national defense.  Specifically, the superseding indictment alleges that Assange  conspired with Manning;  obtained from Manning and aided and abetted her in obtaining classified information with reason to believe that the information was to be used to the injury of the United States or the advantage of a foreign nation;  received and attempted to receive classified information having reason to believe that such materials would be obtained, taken, made, and disposed of by a person contrary to law; and  aided and abetted Manning in communicating classified documents to Assange. 
After agreeing to receive classified documents from Manning and aiding, abetting, and causing Manning to provide classified documents, the superseding indictment charges that Assange then published on WikiLeaks classified documents that contained the unredacted names of human sources who provided information to United States forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to U.S. State Department diplomats around the world.  These human sources included local Afghans and Iraqis, journalists, religious leaders, human rights advocates, and political dissidents from repressive regimes.  According to the superseding indictment, Assange’s actions risked serious harm to United States national security to the benefit of our adversaries and put the unredacted named human sources at a grave and imminent risk of serious physical harm and/or arbitrary detention.
The superseding indictment alleges that beginning in late 2009, Assange and WikiLeaks actively solicited United States classified information, including by publishing a list of “Most Wanted Leaks” that sought, among other things, classified documents.  Manning responded to Assange’s solicitations by using access granted to her as an intelligence analyst to search for United States classified documents, and provided to Assange and WikiLeaks databases containing approximately 90,000 Afghanistan war-related significant activity reports, 400,000 Iraq war-related significant activities reports, 800 Guantanamo Bay detainee assessment briefs, and 250,000 U.S. Department of State cables.
Many of these documents were classified at the Secret level, meaning that their unauthorized disclosure could cause serious damage to United States national security.  Manning also provided rules of engagement files for the Iraq war, most of which were also classified at the Secret level and which delineated the circumstances and limitations under which United States forces would initiate or conduct combat engagement with other forces.
The superseding indictment alleges that Manning and Assange engaged in real-time discussions regarding Manning’s transmission of classified records to Assange.  The discussions also reflect that Assange actively encouraged Manning to provide more information and agreed to crack a password hash stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a United States government network used for classified documents and communications.  Assange is also charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to crack that password hash.
Assange is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each count except for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, for which he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kellen S. Dwyer, Thomas W. Traxler and Gordon D. Kromberg, and Trial Attorneys Matthew R. Walczewski and Nicholas O. Hunter of the Justice Department’s National Security Division are prosecuting the case.
An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
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