Misprision of Felony Spanning Two Administrations: Colorado Attorneys General John Suthers & Cynthia Coffman Obstruct Justice – Conceal Multiple Felonies By Corrupt Weld County Judges. The Reason Why? – HERE.
Confidential interdepartmental memoranda obtained from (Fmr.) Director of the Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment Ellen Golombek conclusively proves the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is implicated in a longstanding campaign of retaliation and harassment of Longmont, CO homeowner, Craig Buckley. Believed to be spearheading the attack is First Assistant Attorney General John Lizza.
Numerous confidential communications between Colorado Division of Labor investigators, (Fmr.) DOL Director Michael McArdle, and First Assistant Attorney General John Lizza implicate both present Colorado AG, Cynthia Coffman, and former Attorney General John Suthers. in concealment, aiding, and abetting of crime by Buckley’s former employers, Dream stone, Inc., and subsequently, Congressman (Fmr. Weld County DA) Ken Buck, and Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann.
Buckley had sued his former employers in 2009 for, in relevant part, wages due upon termination of his employment from the company. Some months later, he had filed a complaint with the Division of Labor seeking Fines and criminal charges.
Craig Buckley: Enemy of the State of Colorado.
This begs the question: why would the Colorado Attorney General’s Office become involved in what is, seemingly, a simple wage claim issue? Three simple answers: malice, humiliation, and retaliation.
Some months earlier, Buckley had obtained a substantial cash settlement from the State of Colorado after having been physically assaulted and falsely arrested by two rogue Colorado State Troopers: Trooper Bradley Keadle was forced to resign and seek employment elsewhere, and Sgt. Jerry Copley retired in disgrace.
Buckley had been slammed to the hood of the patrol car, and told, “You don’t have any rights, boy”. The Colorado State Patrol Troopers had also told Buckley, “Bikers are all a bunch of scumbags”, and that he was, “…’bout low as any nigger”.
Buckley represented himself in Boulder County Court against falsified charges of DUI, speeding, and “illegal” blue-dot taillight, and was acquitted on all charges.
“Judge David Archuleta, and the Boulder County prosecutor were enraged, ” recalls Buckley.
After obtaining the financial settlement from the Colorado State Patrol and humiliating the Boulder County DA’s Office and the Colorado Attorney General, Buckley’s Federal Court attorney, Paul Grant, advised him to leave Colorado stating, “You’d better pack your shit and get out of Colorado because they’re going to be coming after you now”.
Indeed they did.
At issue in the civil wage claim rightfully brought before the Weld County District Court pursuant to C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) was a fraudulent assertion by Buckley’s former employers that he was not entitled to his accrued wages on termination of employment, because he had not been employed with Dream Stone, Inc. for a full year. Evidence known to have been in the possession of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and concealed in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 4, since 2009, would prove otherwise.
Colorado Government Unilaterally Decides, “You’re Not Getting Those Timecards, Boy!”
While seeking criminal charges against his former employers through the DOL, Buckley repeatedly requested that the Division of Labor order Dream stone, Inc. to order the production of time cards relevant to his term of employment. Court records prove that while seeking criminal charges through the DOL, Buckley was using the Department solely as, “an evidence gathering mechanism” for his Weld County District Court case. The employers, through their criminally complicit attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin, swore that Buckley had, “quit for one week in December 2007″, and had been rehired, “as a brand new employee one week later“, and was therefore not eligible for his award of accrued wages on termination of employment. No such evidence exists.
Copies of Buckley’s paycheck stubs, by this time in possession of the Colorado Attorney General, disproved the fraudulent claim. Buckley’s records proved a continuous, uninterrupted term of employment exceeding 26 months. The employers, rightfully, should have been ordered to relinquish timecards proving their allegation valid, or otherwise be subject to criminal penalties under Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18. Criminal Code § 18-8-306 Attempt To Influence A Public Servant.
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has had full knowledge of this felony act since 2009, and has chosen, through Misprision of Felony 18 U.S. Code § 4, to conceal, aid, and abet said felony.
Buckley was told by Division of Labor Investigator Juanita Wright, “we don’t need the timecards to make our decision”. Meanwhile, email evidence obtained from Ellen Golombek shows that the employers were invited to introduce any/every piece of evidence they felt would disprove Buckley’s claim.
Buckley again demanded that the DOL order production of the employer’s timecard records. Buckley then received a threatening letter from (Fmr.) Division of Labor Director Michael Mcardle, demanding that he never contact the Division of Labor again…, “or else”.
In the Weld County District Court case in which Buckley sought an award of wages and penalties, serious fraud, ultimately leading to Judicial Misconduct and commission of multiple felonies by Judge James Hartmann, was simultaneously occurring. The Employers, as proven by the evidence obtained from Fmr. CDLE Director Ellen Golombek and sworn testimony by Dream Stone, Inc. VP Ronald Murphy, before Weld County Judge John Briggs had proven that the employers had simultaneously sworn before both the Weld County District Court, and the Colorado Division of Labor that neither had jurisdiction over Buckley’s wage claim, because the matter was before the other: a Class 4 Felony.
It is known that the Colorado Attorney General’s Office had been in possession and concealment of this evidence since April, 2011, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 4.
Background In Brief.
On June 17, 2010, mere hours before the Defendants were allowed to circumvent Discovery Rules, and Buckley had been “slapped” by Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann with subpoena duces tecum, compelling him to appear and produce (without “good cause” appearing on the record as stipulated by C.R.Civ.P. Rule 26(b)(2)(F)(ii)) , Hartmann illegally, and in violation of C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) of the Colorado wage Claim Act stripped Buckley of all evidence (time cards) , and the right to prosecute his wage claim before the Weld County District Court.
Resultant of his criminal act of aiding & abetting of Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, and violation of rights under C.R.S. 8-4-110(2), “Judge” James Hartmann surrendered Jurisdiction over Buckley’s Wage Claim case on June 17, 2010. Buckley refused to submit to the subpoena duces tecum authorized by a proven-corrupt “Judge” whom was implicated in crime.
“Judge” James Hartmann perceived he dismissed Buckley’s case with prejudice on July 22, 2010, awarding in excess of $20,000.00 in attorney’s fees to the Defendants. Buckley had filed Motions before the Court challenging jurisdiction to enter orders which violated his Due Process Rights: James Hartmann refused to issue Court orders pertaining to Buckley’s allegations of lack of jurisdiction, then initiated a years-long campaign of attack and retaliation against Buckley.
In 2011, Buckley was arrested and charged in Weld County with one count of Class 3 Misdemeanor harassment of his employers, after sending a series of emails to the employer, demanding the fraudulently obtained liens be removed from his home. By this time, Buckley had built a website: weldcountycorruption.com, detailing Congressman (Fmr. Weld County DA) Ken Buck, and Weld County Chief Judge James Hartmann’s criminal involvement in the wage claim matter. In retaliation for publication of the website, Buckley was held on a $20,000.00 bond for the single misdemeanor charge.
On March 31, 2011 Buckley received the demanded evidence pack from Ellen Golombek, proving not only serious criminal conduct by the former employers, but concealment, aiding, abetting, and compounding by Congressman (Fmr. Weld County DA) Ken Buck, and Weld County Chief Judge James Hartmann, and Weld County Court judge Michele Meyer. The evidence contained was immediately forwarded to the Colorado Attorney General, and was unlawfully concealed in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 4.
Judge James Hartmann, whom had provably, knowingly concealed, aided, and abetted the employers in Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant was subpoenaed to appear as a witness for Defendant Craig Buckley. Hartmann, according to Buckley’s process server, spent days evading service of process, until the subpoena was ultimately served after the 48 hour deadline. Germane to this matter, corrupt Weld County Court Judge Michele Meyer would also obstruct Buckley’s right to subpoena his timecards. Buckley was not allowed to speak when Deputy DA Sarah Bousman plead this Motion.
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office, in criminal conspiracy with Judge James Hartmann, then sent two Assistant Attorneys General to the Weld County Court to quash the subpoena. Corrupt Judge Michele Meyer, James Hartmann’s subordinate, violated Buckley’s Due Process Rights, not allowing him to speak during the Motions Hearing. Hartmann’s subpoena was quashed unopposed.
Buckley was convicted of Class 3 Misdemeanor Harassment of the employers in a sham trial detailed elsewhere on this website.
In 2014, Buckley was again convicted. This time the charge was Class 4 felony ‘Retaliation Against a Judge’. The Weld County District Court, this time, raided Buckley’s home on a civil contempt warrant because he had refused to give the deed to his house to his former employers. Ten days later, Buckley’s home was raided again, and he was jailed for ‘Retaliation Against a Judge’ for alleged “threatening” statements he was purported to have made against Judge James Hartmann during the first illegal raid.
“Even if the Colorado AG had never received one of my emails or letters from 2009 through 2014, IP tracking proves both the Attorney General, and the Colorado Division of the FBI were tracking my previous website: weldcountycorruption.com, ” said Buckley. “They have no excuse for concealing, aiding, and abetting multiple felonies either by my former employers, or Weld County authorities, including James Hartmann.”
The Court transcript reveals that Judge James Hartmann’s testimony was rife with perjury, according to an independent analysis. Buckley was convicted on perjured testimony and falsified evidence, and sentenced to probation on July 18, 2014. “The Courtroom was packed with attorneys and representatives from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office,” recounts Buckley. I recognized these people, because they’re the same ones who’ve been victimizing me since I got Troopers Keadle and Copley booted off the Colorado State Patrol.” “Hartmann and these demented Attorney General scumbags must have thought this whole show was pretty funny,” Buckley concluded.
Legal analysts have concluded the Statute of Limitations does not apply, as the actions of James Hartmann and the Colorado Attorney General continue to be an ongoing criminal act. Money continues to be stolen from Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley at the rate of 8 percent per year, via the fraudulently obtained liens on his home, effectively rendering Buckley’s life an, “active crime scene”.
9th Circuit Clarifies Elements of Misprision of Felony.
Having determined that 18 U.S.C. § 4 requires the federal government to prove both that the defendant knew that someone had engaged in conduct that satisfies the essential elements of the underlying felony and that the defendant knew that such conduct was a felony, the Ninth Circuit found that sufficient evidence existed for the jury to have found that in United States v. Olson, the Defendant had knowledge that submitting false statements to the USDA was punishable by incarceration of more than one year and could be imprisoned for up to five years.
A Ninth Circuit panel recently issued a decision in United States v. Olson, affirming the conviction of the former Alaska executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) Farm Service Agency for misprision of felony under 18 U.S.C. § 4. Specifically, the panel held that the former director was correctly convicted of misprision of felony “for concealing and failing to notify authorities of her business partner’s submission of false statements” to the USDA’s Rural Development Program in connection with a federal grant application.
Elements of “Misprision of Felony”
The panel affirmed the long-established federal rule that “[t]o establish misprision of a felony,” under 18 U.S.C. § 4, “the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt: ‘(1) that the principal . . . committed and completed the felony alleged; (2) that the defendant had full knowledge of that fact; (3) that he failed to notify the authorities; and (4) that he took affirmative steps to conceal the crime of the principal.”
The panel, however, also provided additional clarification as to the knowledge element. It held for the first time that “the government must prove not only that the defendant knew the principal engaged in conduct that satisfies the essential elements of the underlying felony, but also that the defendant knew that the conduct was a felony.”
The Court then answered the question: “What does it mean to know conduct constitutes a felony?” The panel held that the “government must prove the defendant knew the underlying offense was punishable by death or more than one year in prison.” The court further clarified that “[t]he defendant need not know the precise term of imprisonment authorized by the law, but at least she must know the potential punishment exceeds one year in prison.”
The proof that The Colorado Attorney General affirmatively concealed the felonious acts of Judge James Hartmann, Judge Michele Meyer, Congressman Ken Buck, and Buckley’s former employers is well documented on the record of the Court: is the F.B.I. implicated, too?