Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann Twice Refuses To Identify Documents Linking Him To Concealment, Aiding, & Abetting Of Crime – Obstructs Justice In Official Boulder DA Investigation & Perjured Sworn Testimony.
Boulder, CO – An Investigative Report released on October 1, 2013 by the Twentieth Judicial District Office of the District Attorney has implicated Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann in a criminal conspiracy to Obstruct Justice, according to legal analysts. The report, fabricated, and calculated to hide Judge James F. Hartmann’s then 2 1/2 year concealment, aiding, abetting, and compounding of crime was co-prepared by Boulder County, Colorado District attorney’s Office Investigator, Maggie Green, and Boulder County Deputy District Attorney Catrina Weigel.
In July, 2013 Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley’s home was raided by Judge James F. Hartmann and the Weld County District Court, and he was incarcerated for refusing to give the deed to his house to his former employers. Ten days later, Buckley’s home was raided again, and he was incarcerated for ‘Retaliation Against a Judge’ for alleged threatening statements he was purported to have made against Judge James F. Hartmann during the first illegal raid.
At issue is a civil wage claim case, filed by Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley in the Weld County District Court, under the authority of C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) of the Colorado Wage Act. Buckley had sought an award of accrued wages due at the time of termination of employment from marble & granite countertop fabrication facility, (now defunct) Dream Stone, Inc.
According to DA Investigator Maggie Green, Judge James F. Hartmann admitted that, “by the end of the case, Buckley was only seeking compensation for his unused vacation. Judge Hartmann stated this was under $1000.” While Judge James F. Hartmann is inaccurate as to the amount of wages, penalties, interest and fees associated with accrued wages, and additional fees for dreamstoneinc.com web development by Buckley (in excess of $3000.00), his admission that the claim for accrued wages was brought before the Court by Buckley was correct.
Buckley was stripped of his Due Process Rights as a result of this fraudulent Court pleading by Dream Stone, Inc. and attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin, May 7, 2010, shown in part as follows:
Daniel T. Goodwin purposefully cited irrelevant/inapplicable Industrial Claims Appeals Office (Workman’s Comp.) law, to strip Buckley of Due Process Rights under Colorado Wage Act law. A competent and/or uncorrupted Judge would know that, and apply the law appropriately, this was not to be the case with corrupt, incompetent Judge James Hartmann.
On June 17, 2010 Judge James F. Hartmann illegally, and in violation of Due Process Rights guaranteed under C.R.S. 8-4-110(2), stripped Buckley of both the Right, and all evidence necessary to prosecute his wage claim before the Weld County District Court, as follows:
Colorado Wage Claim Act : 8-4-110. Disputes-fees
(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.
Judge James Hartmann had allowed the civil Defendants, in violation of Discovery Rules and with no “good cause” appearing on the record of the Court, to “slap” Buckley with a Subpoena Duces Tecum, in which Buckley had been ordered, for a second time, to ‘Appear & Produce’, a mere 16 hours after he had been stripped of all evidence, and the Due Process Right to prosecute his wage claim.
“All I needed to win my wage claim was my time cards. that discovery request was denied by Hartmann. Just look at the ridiculous SDT psychopath James Hartmann allowed my former employers to serve on me, ” exclaimed Buckley.
According to the official DA Investigative Report, James Hartmann lied about this breach of Discovery Rules, as the report stated, “Close to the trial date for the case, the defense subpoenaed Buckley and [Redacted], who had also been a party to the lawsuit, for a deposition“. Hartmann would later, on April 21, 2014, commit perjury regarding the Subpoena Duces Tecum.
Judge James F. Hartmann had previously outlined the procedure for obtaining Discovery in a December 22, 2009 Order, as follows:
Buckley filed emergency Motion for Protective Orders, and also Motions challenging the Court’s jurisdiction to enter orders violating his Due Process Rights under C.R.S. 8-4-110(2). Ultimately, Buckley just refused to comply with James Hartmann’s illegal orders.
Buckley knew that the civil Defendants were swearing simultaneously before both the Weld County District Court, and the Colorado Division of Labor, that neither had jurisdiction over his wage claim, because the matter was before the other: a Class 4 Felony.
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 F. 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.
“Jurisdiction can be challenged at any time.” and “Jurisdiction, once challenged, cannot be assumed and must be decided.” Basso v. Utah Power & Light Co., 495 F 2d 906, 910.
This is when the unrelenting 7 years of attacks by Judge James F. Hartmann would begin. Through countless home invasions, arrests, liens on property, wage garnishments, and financial decimation James Hartmann would have his way.
Buckley knew something far more sinister was at play than a Judge legitimately dismissing his case, because he had refused to submit to a ‘Deposition’: James F. Hartmann would soon be proven as a criminal conspirator.
On March 18, 2011, Buckley contacted (Fmr.) Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment Director, Ellen Golombek, demanding she relinquish all documents and evidence pertaining to Dream Stone, Inc. and Daniel T. Goodwin’s (then alleged) fraud upon the Court, and Attempt to Influence a Public servant. Golombek complied, and on March 31, 2011, Buckley received a 7lb. FedEx package containing every document, including confidential internal memoranda, pertaining to his employment with Dream Stone, Inc.
What was revealed was stunning.
Dream Stone, Inc., President Scott Murphy, Vice President Ron Murphy, Secretary/Treasurer Ida Murphy, and their criminally complicit attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin had, in fact, sworn simultaneously 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: constituting Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant. Later admitted in sworn testimony by Dream Stone, Inc. Vice President, Ron Murphy.
On December 22, 2009 the employers, through criminally complicit attorney Daniel T. Goodwin, plead this before the Weld County District Court:
“…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.”
“I have talked to our attorney and yes, indeed, Mr. Buckley has made the CDLE
part of his complaint in Court.”
Further, 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. The Plaintiffs claims must be resolved by the proper administrative agency. Stacks v. The Industrial Commission, et al., 65 Colo. 20; 174 P. 588; (1918).
“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.”
“During our discussion, you referenced the matter (unpaid vacation) being filed in court.”
“You then reiterated, the matter was in court and you would provide verification; which you recently emailed me.”
“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.”
“As I informed you, he has filed other paperwork in Court that clearly prove [sic] that his claim for vacation pay is part of that lawsuit.”
… 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 Weld County District Court Judge James Hartmann Ruled IN VIOLATION OF C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) as follows:
Plaintiff states that Defendants have asserted in CDLE vacation pay action that Plaintiff worked for Defendants from July 2006 until December 6,2007, when he quit his job, and then again from December 1 1, 2007 until October 3,2008. Plaintiff believes that Defendants are claiming that he was not employed by the company from December 6-10, 2007, in an attempt to avoid paying Plaintiff vacation pay in the CDLE case.
Whether Defendants owe Plaintiff payment for accrued vacation pay is an issue before the CDLE and not this court.
Sidenote: Lies, all lies. James Hartmann illegally Obstructed Justice, aiding and abetting the Defendants in concealment of Buckley’s time cards proving continuous, uninterrupted employment for 26 months.
July 22, 2010, “Judge” James Hartmann entered his VOID Order dismissing Buckley’s wage claim case with Prejudice. Buckley had refused to submit to the jurisdiction of a Court which had violated his Due Process Rights: and specifically, those Due Process Rights guaranteed under C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) of the Colorado Wage Act.
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).
August 5, 2010: Even after Buckley’s wage claim case was rendered ‘Void’, or so-called, ‘Dismissed’ by Weld County District Court Judge James Hartmann on July 22, 2010, the Defendants, with full knowledge and consent of their criminally complicit attorney Daniel T. Goodwin, were still swearing to the Colorado Division of Labor that Buckley’s accrued wage claim was before the Court, as evidenced in this August 5, 2010 email (Cc: Dan Goodwin; Blaine D. Bowne).
On April 1, 2011, Buckley forwarded the above referenced evidence of Perjury, Obstruction, Fraud Upon the Court, and Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant to Congressman (Fmr. Weld County DA) Ken Buck, Boulder County DA Stan Garnett, Governor John Hickenlooper, the FBI Denver Division, (Fmr.) Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, the Colorado Attorney General, and most importantly, “Judge”, and known criminal conspirator, James Hartmann.
Buckley stood trial before a jury for ‘Retaliation Against a Judge’ on April 21, 2014. The ‘sham trial’, presided over by Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman was rife with perjured testimony and falsified evidence, and served no purpose other than preserving the reputations and careers of those caught concealing, aiding, and abetting crimes by Dream Stone, Inc., and Daniel T. Goodwin.
The Official District Attorney’s Office investigative interview with James Hartmann, dated October 1, 2013 evidences where the nefarious, manipulative nature of a true psychopath comes into play:
“After the lien was placed on Buckley’s house, Judge Hartmann received a handwritten note from Buckley. The note was written in Sharpie on a piece of paper and stated, “Hartmann you need to fix this now.” This was turned over to the Weld County Sheriffs Department. They turned it over to the District Attorney’s Office, but the District Attorney’s Office did not file charges. Judge
Hartmann stated this was in 2009 or 2010…”
Similarly, in sworn testimony elicited by Boulder County Prosecutor Catrina Weigel, James Hartmann testified as follows:
James Hartmann testimony under oath: FIRST DEGREE PERJURY
April 21, 2014 Judge James Hartmann- direct examination by DDA Catrina Weigel:
Q Just to kind of summarize, on April 4, 2011, did
you get a handwritten letter from Mr. Buckley on that
A I did. It was on a smaller piece of paper and
written with what appeared to be a Sharpie marker and
written to me and signed by Mr. Buckley.
Q Is what I handed you true and accurate copies of
those documents in that file?
A They appear to be.
And Hartmann Continues on cross-examination…
April 21, 2014 Judge James Hartmann- cross examination by Defense Attorney Michael Root:
Q Now, Exhibit No. 7 is the note that you got, and
this was not hand delivered to you by the Defendant. You
got this through how?
A It was provided to me by the clerk ‘ s office. So
you’re correct, it was not handed to me by Mr. Buckley.
Q Oh, on this Exhibit 7, was there anything else
attached to this when you got it?
Q There was, like, a big pile of pleadings and
documentation saying why you should fix this based on the following?
A Yes. He filed miscellaneous paperwork with that handwritten note.
On direct examination by Catrina Weigel, she deliberately skewed the transcript by asking Hartmann, “Is what I handed you true and accurate copies (plural) of those documents in that file?” There were no plural, “those documents”. Weigel had tampered with the complete evidence package sent to Hartmann by Buckley, removing all above referenced documents obtained from CDLE Director Ellen Golombek proving crime. The so-called ‘evidence’ consisted only of the Post-It Note attachment all of the evidentiary materials proving F4 Attempt to Influence a Public Servant had been removed (read: tampered). Hartmann then proceeded to perjure himself, stating, “They (again falsely plural!) appear to be”.
Through the Investigative Report and sworn testimony, James Hartmann makes conclusive reference to the presumed writing implement used by Buckley to pen the,”note” (elicited by Mike Root), or, “letter”, or, “smaller piece of paper” (elicited by Catrina Weigel) used by Buckley, “in 2009 or 2010″: three or four years before his arrest for ‘Retaliation Against a Judge”.
Having never seen the ‘Sharpie” in question, Judge James F. Hartmann cleverly and conclusively deduced precisely what type and brand of pen Buckley used.
Judge James Hartmann: In Fear Of Post-It Notes™?
Conversely, Judge James F. Hartmann repeatedly and deliberately failed to identify the paper on which the “letter”, or “note” was written, and what it’s purpose was. Hartmann had absolutely no intention of divulging to the Investigators, the Court, or the Jury that Buckley’s correspondence was actually written on a 3″x3″ 3M Post-It Note. Buckley was forced to assert pressure on defense attorney Michael Root on cross-examination to demand Hartmann testify as to what the Post-It Note was attached to. Hartmann’s obstructive two word answer…
Defense attorney Michael Root failed to ask the appropriate follow-up questions to impeach the credibility of witness/known felon, James F. Hartmann. Defense attorney Michael Root’s failure to defend Buckley was later ruled to be, “trial strategy” by Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman.
Hartmann asserted in 2011, and again in 2013, and 2014, that he felt,”threatened” by the, “note”, or. “letter”. Considerable text was dedicated to this subject in 2011 on Buckley’s original website: weldcountycorruption.com.
Judge James Hartmann: At War With Indefinite Reference Pronouns?
The 3″x3″ 3M Post-It Note said simply, “Hartmann, you need to fix this“. But what is, “THIS“? Is it a leaking gutter on Buckley’s house? Is it a chipped ceramic figurine? “THIS”, without context is meaningless. James Hartmann, through obstruction by concealment of evidence, perjured testimony, and false statements to prosecution investigators had spent he better part of three years concealing the complete contents of the materials sent to him on April 1, 2011.
The Post-It Note is a paper product backed with a strip of “low-tack,” reusable, pressure-sensitive monopolymer adhesive, made by 3M as a result of an accidental discovery in 1968 by 3M scientist, Dr. Spencer Silver. The name is both a proper noun, and, in part, a verb. The product is designed to be affixed to other surfaces, in this case: other documents. Those document were the above-referenced articles of evidence PROVING CRIME obtained from CDLE Director Ellen Golombek proving felony acts by the civil Defendants, and now, proving § 18-8-105. Accessory to Crime by James F. Hartmann.
With this evidence in hand since April 2011, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett proceeded in his malicious prosecution of felony victim, Craig Buckley in 2013.
“This ‘evidence’ never should have been allowed by Defense Counsel,” Hartmannconspiracy’s legal advisor stated. “Not only was a four year old ‘note’ not relevant to the offense charged, but it was determined not to be a criminal act, and it admittance was highly prejudicial to the Defendant.”HC’s legal advisor added, “Buckley’s note didn’t say, ‘you’d better’, or ‘if you don’t, I’m gonna…’, or any actual ‘threat’ whatsoever. It was nothing more than a demand that Hartmann comply with the law”.
“The fact that James Hartmann had concealed this evidence since April of 2011 is of primary concern,” Buckley stated. “But Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett has also had full personal knowledge, since April 2011, of evidence of Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant by my former employers, their attorney Daniel T. Goodwin, and the coverup by Judge James F. Hartmann. Rather than comply with the law and protect my rights, Garnett chose instead to act as an Accessory to Crime and attack me in 2013. This is the point at which this matter becomes prosecutable under 18 U.S. Code § 241.”
Did James Hartmann Conceal, Aid, Abet, and Compound The Criminal Acts of Dream Stone, Inc., Scott Murphy, Ron Murphy, Ida Murphy, and Their Criminally Complicit Attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin?
§ 18-8-105. Accessory to Crime
To establish that an accused is guilty of being an accessory under subsection (5), the following statutory elements must be proven: (1) A crime has been committed; (2) the accused rendered assistance to the actor; (3) the accused intended to hinder, delay, or prevent the discovery, detection, apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of the principal; (4) the accused knew that the person being assisted has committed, or has been convicted of, or is charged by pending information, indictment, or complaint with such crime, or is suspected of or wanted in connection with such crime; and, (5) the underlying crime is designated as a felony other than a class 1 or 2 felony. Barreras v. People, 636 P.2d 686 (Colo. 1981).
The relevant standard for knowledge in regard to the accessory statute is whether defendant knew the principal had committed a crime. People v. Young, 192 Colo. 65, 555 P.2d 1160 (1976).
Elements of offense. The offense may be committed by either concealing the commission of the crime from the magistrate, or by harboring or protecting the felon. Howard v. People, 97 Colo. 550, 51 P.2d 594 (1935).
Since the early days of the English common law, it has been generally held that any assistance whatever given to one ALLEGED to be a felon in order to hinder his being apprehended, or tried, or suffering punishment makes the assistor an accessory after the fact. Self v. People, 167 Colo. 292, 448 P.2d 619 (1968).
The accessory statute is held to create a substantive statutory crime and, as construed, the conviction of the principal is not a condition precedent to the conviction of an accessory. Roberts v. People, 103 Colo. 250, 87 P.2d 251 (1938).
Think this is an old story, and no longer relevant? WRONG. Multiple liens, obtained by fraud, and authorized by CORRUPT James Hartmann remain on felony victim Craig Buckley’s home, accruing interest (Read: THEFT) AT THE RATE OF 8% PER YEAR. Buckley’s home is, “an active crime scene”!
“Judge” James F. Hartmann Must Be Removed From The Bench, Disbarred, and Incarcerated.
Remember, There Is No Statute Of Limitations On TREASON!
The Government of Colorado, with full knowledge of crime by Judge James Hartmann, Congressman Ken Buck, Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, and others, should rightfully, publicly release all transcripts related to the ongoing crimes of the aforementioned. The Government of Colorado WILL, however, continue to use our socioeconomic status to conceal evidence. We need (very expensive) transcripts, particularly those pertaining to corrupt “Judge” Michele Meyer. Please Donate!