Craig Buckley Longmont, Colorado Homeowner – This Is My Story: Pray To God This Doesn’t Happen To You. (Part #1)
Excerpted/updated from a letter from Craig Buckley Longmont CO to the (now criminally complicit) United States Department of Justice, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Colorado Attorney General, & Governor John Hickenlooper 2012.
My name is Craig Buckley. Longmont, Colorado resident and homeowner. My family and I have been under attack by former Weld County District Attorney/4th District Congressman Ken Buck, Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann and other corrupt government officials for over 8 years. This is my story: pray to God this doesn’t happen to you.
In concealment of Mr. Buck’s and Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann’s involvement in crime Buck , and other provably corrupt individuals/agencies to be referenced below, have repeatedly raided my home, had me arrested, caused multiple liens on my home, cause my wages to be garnished , and continue to harass, oppress, and terrorize my family through a continuous 8 year campaign of financial decimation and repeated incarceration.
BACKGROUND IN BRIEF
On September 30, 2009, I sued my former employers for wages due when I was terminated under constructive discharge, September 30, 2008, resultant of their hostile and abusive work environment (as affirmed by the ICAO). At the time of my termination, I was owed 40 hours of vacation pay at the rate of $20.50 per hr., in addition to approximately $1000.00 in web design fees. At issue was the employers’ fraudulent allegation that I was not entitled to an award of my accrued wages, because I had not worked for them for a full year. It had been my assertion, as it is to this day, that this is false. and constitutes Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant by the civil Defendants, and their criminally complicit counsel, Daniel T. Goodwin.
Congressman Ken Buck (then Weld County DA) Mr. Ken Buck has been in possession and concealment of 26 months of my paycheck stubs indicating a continuous, uninterrupted term of employment spanning in excess of 2 years. The employers had fraudulently sworn to Government officials that I had “quit” my job on December 6, 2007, and had been rehired,on December 11, 2007 as a “brand new employee” thus making me ineligible for my award of wages upon termination of employment. None of this is true, as evidenced by my time cards showing no break in employment December 2007.
Weld County District attorney Ken Buck, Colorado Chief Deputy Attorney General John Lizza, (Fmr.) Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann, Boulder County Judge Michele Meyer, CDLE Director Ellen Golombek, and others had conspired, for 3 years, to obstruct justice by denying me the right to subpoena, or otherwise obtain the employers’ original time cards to corroborate evidence of felonious conduct by the employers.
In April 2011, it was divulged that Congressman Ken Buck (then Weld County DA) had ordered the timecards destroyed.
The civil case was before the Weld County District Court, Case #09CV991, Judge James F. Hartmann
presiding. I should have realized something was very wrong with this corrupt Judge when, through multiple of my Motions to dismiss, he allowed the Defendants sixty-three (63) days to respond to my Complaint.
Throughout all preliminary proceedings, the employers had admitted that the accrued wage
matter was within the jurisdiction of the Court. On January 25, 2010, I also filed a complaint with the
Colorado Division of Labor, seeking only criminal charges and fines against the employer, payable to
On May 7, 2010 the former employers, through their criminally complicit attorney Daniel T. Goodwin, and citing wholly inapplicable Workers’ Comp. law, used a response to my Motion for settlement Conference to assert to the Court that it did not have jurisdiction over my accrued wage claim, because the matter was before the Division of Labor. I had demanded discovery of my time cards from the employers, both by request and by Motion, to prove that they had lied both to the DOL and the Court. I was not to obtain them.
On June 17, 2010, in violation of C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) 0f the Colorado Wage Claim Act Judge James Hartmann issued an order regarding discovery, stripping me of all evidence necessary, and the right to prosecute my wage claim, stating that the Court did not have jurisdiction, because the matter was before the DOL. I was served with the order mere hours before I had been ordered to appear and produce by subpoena duces tecum. The Defendants had demanded, and had been granted discovery of hundreds of pages of evidence immaterial to my accrued wage claim, including years of credit card statements, bills, income tax returns, mortgage payments, check stubs, etc. All I needed was my time cards, and Judge Hartmann illegally stripped me of the right to obtain the evidence.
I refused to submit to subpoena duces tecum by the employers’ attorney due to his fraud upon the Court, filed the appropriate motions for protective orders (denied), and my case was dismissed with prejudice because I refused to submit to subpoena duces tecum by an officer of the Court, whom had worked a fraud upon the Court. Judge James Hartmann violated my rights under C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) of the Colorado Wage Act which states:
“(2) Any person claiming to be aggrieved by violation of any provisions of this article or regulations
prescribed pursuant to this article may file suit in any court having jurisdiction over the parties without regard to exhaustion of any administrative remedies.”
Sidenote: Colorado House Representative Jonathan Singer, the legislator responsible for the revisions to the Colorado wage Claim Act in 2014, would later admit in a 2015 interview that Judge James Hartmann did, in fact, violate my rights under the CWCA.
Corrupt Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann also aided and abetted F4 Attempt to Influence a Public Servant: forcing me, as a result of the Defendants’ known-fraudulent Affidavit of Attorneys’ Fees, to pay for the Defendants’ response to a Motion for which no fees were awarded. This perversion of justice, however, is a story for another article.
I rightfully challenged the jurisdiction of the court on the record, and my demands for proof of continuing jurisdiction per Basso v. Utah Power & Light Co., 495 F 2d 906, 910, Stuck v. Medical Examiners, 94 Ca 2d 751. 211 P2d 389, Rosemond v. Lambert, 469 F2d 416. Judge James Hartmann ignored me, and bullied on. I filed a Motion for protective orders: denied. Finally, I just flatly refused to comply with corrupt Judge James F. Hartmann’s illegal orders, citing:
Judgment is a void judgment if court that rendered judgment lacked jurisdiction of the subject matter, or of the parties, or acted in a manner inconsistent with due process, Fed Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 60(b)(4), 28 U.S.C.A.; U.S.C.A. Const Amend. 5. Klugh v. U.S., 620 F. Supp. 892 (D.S.C. 1985).
I initiated two websites which preceded “Hartmannconspiracy.com: weldcountycorruption.com, & corruptkenbuck.com. Ken Buck was PISSED.
After Judge James Hartmann had violated my rights under the Colorado Wage Act, stripped me of all
evidence to prosecute my case, forced me to pay fees for a Motion no fees were awarded for, dismissed my case, and caused the employers to obtain multiple liens on my home, I sent several angrily worded letters, in March 2011, to the former employers, and I was immediately jailed by Ken Buck (March 10, 2011) for 1 count of misdemeanor harassment of the employers.
As proof of Judge James Hartmann, and Congressman Ken Buck’s sheer malice, I was released on a $20,000.00 bond (for a class 3 misdemeanor). Yeah, that’s right: $20,000.00 – Class 3 Misdemeanor. That’s the very definition of malice.
On March 18, 2011, I sent a letter of demand to Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment Director Ellen Golombek demanding that she produce all articles of evidence provided by the employer to the DOL.
On March 21, 2011 my girlfriend of 25 years and I met personally with (Fmr. Weld County DA)
Congressman Ken Buck stood with Weld County DA’s Office Chief Investigator Keith Olson in the lobby of his office in the Centennial building of the Weld County Courthouse. Menacingly, he has rocking back and forth in his cowboy boots and flatly stated, “You need to lose my email address. You need to lose my phone number. You need to just get over it and move on with your life. There is nobody in this office who will help you. You will never win.”
Suprisingly, on March 31, 2011, I received a 7lb. FedEx package from the CDLE, and specifically, Director Ellen Golombek. Therein, were numerous emails from the employer to the DOL in which they swore that the DOL did not have jurisdiction over my wage claim, because the matter was before the Weld County District Court.
This evidence was immediately forwarded, April 1, 2011, to Judge James Hartmann, DA Ken Buck, DA Stan Garnett, AG John Suthers, Governor John Hickenlooper, and the Denver Division of the FBI.
The evidence obtained from the CDLE not only contained documents from the employers and their criminally complicit attorney, but also confidential internal memoranda implicating (Fmr.) Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, Chief Deputy Attorney General John Lizza, Weld County DA Ken Buck, Boulder County DA Stan Garnett, and (Fmr.) DOL Director Michael McArdle in concealment, aiding, & abetting of the former employers criminal acts.
It was staggering.
On April 7, 2011, I appeared for a TRO hearing before the Weld County Court, Judge John Briggs presiding, at which time the former employers admitted in sworn testimony before the Court, that
they had simultaneously sworn before both the Weld County District Court, and the Colorado Division of Labor, that neither had jurisdiction over my wage claim, because the matter was before the other, constituting the Class 4 Felony of Attempt to Influence a Public Servant. I was advised by Judge John Briggs to bring my concerns to the attention of Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck.
On the afternoon of April 7, 2011, on the advise of Weld County Judge John Briggs, I again sought help from Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck. Once again standing in thelobby of his office, and witnessed by (then
City Councilman) Longmont, CO Mayor Brian Bagley, Mr. Buck stated of the testimony now on record in the Weld County Court, “I don’t care. That’s not my problem.” Ken Buck then had me escorted out of his office by 5 armed Weld County Sheriff’s Officers, at which time I was ordered to never attempt to speak to Mr. Buck again.
On February 23, 2010 8:05 AM the employers plead this before the Colorado Division of Labor:
“…and Mr. Buckley are the only two ex-employees of Dream Stone who have ever filed claims for vacation pay, and they are claiming payment for hours that are clearly not due them. In addition, they have included these claims as part of the lawsuit that they have filed in the Weld County District Court.”
On May 6, 2010 2:55 PM the employers plead this before the Colorado Division of Labor:
“I have talked to our attorney and yes, indeed, Mr. Buckley has made the CDLE
part of his complaint in Court.”
On May 7, 2010 the employers plead this before the Weld County District Court:
…as to the issue of vacation pay, Plaintiff chose the Colorado Department
of Labor and Employment (“CDLE”) as the forum to decide the issue. The CDLE has not issued
an order which Plaintiff seeks to have this Court review. This Court lacks the subject matter
jurisdiction to hear Plaintiffs claims regarding unemployment benefits or wage issues against
Dream Stone, Inc.
On May 12, 2010 9:18 AM the employers plead this before the Colorado Division of Labor:
“I just wanted to confirm in writing our conversation this morning regarding the email I sent you may 6, 2010 regarding Mr. Buckley and the fact that he has made the vacation pay part of his Weld County lawsuit.”
On May 12, 2010 12:13 PM the employers plead this before the Colorado Division of Labor:
“I assumed that the vacation pay issue was with CDLE/unemployment However, now knowing that you are with the Division of Labor does not affect anything. The “vacation” issue IS part of his lawsuit in Weld County, as is evidenced by his own filings that I sent you. However. if Mr. Buckley did not divulge to you that the issue was not part of his lawsuit in Weld County, then he was not being truthful.”
On May 12, 2010 4:23 PM the Colorado Division of Labor ruled as follows:
… because your claim has been filed/appears to be filed through court, DOL
lacks the ability to become and/or to stay involved; DOL does not have statutory
authority over the court(s). DOL is required to close your claim for unpaid vacation pay.
On June 17, 2010 the Court Ruled as follows:
Whether Defendants owe Plaintiff payment for accrued vacation pay is an issue
before the CDLE and not this court.
Need proof? Here it is.
Ken Buck, in retaliation for obtaining and publicizing proof that Weld County Chief Judge James F. Hartmann was implicated in the former employers’ criminal conspiracy, appointed two felony
prosecutors, Chief Deputy DA Steve Wrenn, and Deputy DA Sarah Bousman to prosecute the Class 3 Misdemeanor Harassment charge. Weld County had diligently stripped me of all my money before proceeding to trial, and I was forced to appear pro-se.
In September 2012, I was convicted of harassing my former employers, for having demanded the fraudulently obtained lien be removed from my home. The trial was a sham, and is well documented on numerous pages throughout hartmannconspiracy.com. I was allowed no witnesses, I was allowed no evidence: I was to be SILENCED. I had subpoenaed my time cards, and in concealment of Judge James Hartmann’s and Ken Buck’s involvement in crime, the subpoena was quashed by Ken Buck, and former Chief Deputy District Attorney Judge Michele Meyer. The 2 felony prosecutors assigned by Mr. Buck to this Class 3 misdemeanor case cited Sykstra in their lengthy motion to quash; a wholly irrelevant case in which the prosecution had effectively attempted to use a subpoena as a search warrant to remove computers from the home of an alleged sex offender, they further stated in their Motion that I didn’t need the timecards to prepare for trial.
Ken Buck was subpoenaed to appear as a witness, and the 2 felony prosecutors quashed that subpoena, stating that Ken Buck had “no personal knowledge” of the case. BULLSHIT. I attempted to subpoena my time cards a second time, and this time Mr. Ken Buck suborned felony perjury, instructing the employers to tell the Court that the time cards had been “destroyed”.
Judge James Hartmann, the corrupt Judge whose criminal acts caused this matter, was subpoenaed to appear as a witness, and that was quashed by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. Corrupt Weld County Court Presiding Judge Michele Meyer (Judge James Hartmann’s subordinate) did not allow me to speak in rebuttal to any of the oral Motions heard before the Court.
On November 6, 2012 I was sentenced for the harassment of the employers. The pre sentence report
was (a) falsified, and (b) in violation of Colorado law, concealed from me until mere minutes before the sentencing hearing. I was allowed to step outside the Courtroom, “briefly” to read it.
Applicable law says, and I plead, that a Defendant must be given the pre sentence report 72 hours before the sentencing hearing in order to prepare evidence to refute any inaccuracies in the report. Motion for continuance denied. Attached to the falsified Pre-sentence report, was a falsified charging instrument (arrest affidavit) which Mr. Ken Buck had concealed from me for 607 days: until the date of sentencing. Why?
Read more about Corrupt Ken Buck’s malicious prosecution of Class 3 Misdemeanor Harassment in this startling post about CORRUPT WELD COUNTY COURT JUDGE MICHELE MEYER.
Much more on this topic will be addressed through numerous Hartmannconspiracy articles about Corrupt Judge Michele Meyer, James Hartmann, Stan Garnett, John Lizza, and others. Please subscribe below.
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Coming next, Part #2… JAMES HARTMANN ATTACKS!
Part #1 of a three part bio series on The Hartmann Conspiracy.
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