Is Lying on a Search Warrant Permitted in Clark County, WA?

Recent litigation in Federal Courts has revealed that attorneys representing Clark County believe it is acceptable for a detective to fabricate evidence for a wrongful conviction as long as she "believes" the defendant is guilty at the time the evidence is fabricated (Spencer v. Krause). 

Similarly, in Bini v. Aldridge, Vancouver City Attorneys argue that as long as the detective "believed" she had probable cause at the time of arrest, that the wrongful arrest was excusable. This is in spite of the fact that the detective falsified information on a police report, and then stated in a supplemental report that she misunderstood the RCW.

Recent discovery through public records disclosure revealed that the same VPD Detective, Sandra Aldridge, has included false statements in at least three search warrants, submitted for command staff approval and judge's signatures (State v. Shelly, State v. Smith, and State v. Karsner). Command staff was made aware of these falsifications in May 2017. 

The alleged violations are currently under Internal Affairs review.  Will Aldridge's supervisors AGAIN give her a pass on this criminal behavior? 

VPD Detective Sandra Aldridge: Where There's Smoke, There's an Inferno


Does the City of Vancouver have specific attorneys on the payroll just to handle litigation resulting from violations of civil rights by Detective Sandra Aldridge?

VPD Officer Sandra Aldridge continues to compound liability for the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Police Department and the citizens of our community. Her misconduct remains UNCHECKED, while City leaders pour taxpayer dollars into full time legal defense to cover liability associated with the pattern and practice of violation of civil rights that Aldridge leaves in her path.  In addition to the 20+ internal affairs complaints filed against Aldridge with the Vancouver Police Department, complaints of misconduct under "Color of Law"  SPECIFICALLY NAMING DETECTIVE SANDRA ALDRIDGE have been brought forth in each of the civil and criminal cases listed below over the past four years:

List of alleged violations include:  False arrest, falsification of evidence, manufacturing of evidence, falsifying police reports, perjury, subornation of perjury, making sexual advances to an alleged DV victim, unlawful search and seizure, due process violations, false statements on search warrants, mishandling evidence, false statements regarding certifications, violations of state and federal Privacy Act, unlawful tampering with Criminal History Database (ACCESS) records, unlawful extradition and interstate fraud.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
**Civil Appeals specifically naming Detective Aldridge regarding alleged misconduct under "Color of Law"

Bini V. City of Vancouver, Et Al No. 3:16-CV-05460-BHS

Federal US Western District Court
**Civil suits specifically naming Detective Aldridge regarding alleged misconduct under "Color of Law"

Bini V. City of Vancouver, Et Al No. 3:16-CV-05460-BHS
Osborne V. Vancouver Police, Et Al No. 3:15-CV-05877-BHS-KLS

Tort Claim Filed with intent to sue in Federal US District  Court
**Tort claim specifically naming Detective Aldridge regarding alleged misconduct under "Color of Law"

Ilya Petrenko & Stephanie Salyers V. City of Vancouver, Et Al (to be filed in Federal District Court)

Clark County Superior Court (Civil Action)
**Civil suits specifically naming Detective Aldridge regarding alleged misconduct under "Color of Law"

Hall V. City of Vancouver, Et Al No. 16-2-05712-1

Washington State Court of Appeals Division II
**Clark County conviction appeals in which Detective Aldridge is specifically named regarding alleged misconduct leading to conviction

State v. Deron Parks 45348-7-II (reverse and remand)
State v. Sandra Weller 44726-6
State v. John Garrett Smith 47205-8-II (reverse and remand)
State v. Lawrence Diese  47432-8-II
State v. Derek Hall No. 48733-1-II
State v. Derek Mark Loughrey No. 47339-9-II
State v. Nicholas Andrew Oxford No. 47291-1-II

Clark County Superior Court
**Clark County Superior Court convictions reached per plea deal in which Detective Sandra Aldridge has been identified regarding alleged misconduct increasing risk of wrongful conviction, therefore influencing decision to accept a plea deal:

State v. Derek Hall (plea deal) No. 13-1-02211-7
State v. Charles Shelly (plea deal) No. 15-1-01277-1
State v. Dominique Massey (plea deal) No. 14-1-02060-1
State v. Lucas Osborne (plea deal)  No. 15-1-01915-5
State v. Tara Wills-Chaney (plea deal) No. 13-1-01760-1

Note:  This is a preliminary list and will likely be expanding as more information comes forward, and as more civil lawsuits are filed.

WHAT AN UNNECESSARY BURDEN THIS IS FOR THE ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY, AS WELL AS THE TAXPAYERS ULTIMATELY FOOTING THE BILL. 

Shame on You Clark County...Let the Spencer Family Heal!


Earlier this week, an appeal was submitted by attorneys representing Clark County to the 9th Circuit Court disputing the reinstatement of a $9 million jury award owed to Ray Spencer and his family.  It is the request of the County that the unanimous decision by three esteemed Justices of the 9th Circuit be disregarded, and that ALL NINE 9th Circuit Judges rule as to whether it is acceptable for a law enforcement officer to "hoke up" evidence for a wrongful conviction.

Ray Spencer posted the following after receiving the news: "Kathleen Zellner, my attorney, has already been contacted by other attorneys across the nation.  It is everyone's consensus that this will be the biggest civil rights case in the nation involving fabricated evidence.  Sgt. Michael Davidson's attorney has already testified that it is his client's practice to fabricate evidence if there is not enough there to convict."

How far will our local leaders go to avoid accountability for their horrendous acts against an innocent man?  Perhaps more terrifying... why are they fighting so hard to preserve and justify a pattern that is actively utilized today of securing wrongful convictions through false testimony and fabrication of evidence by a VPD law enforcement officer?
Detectives Sharon Krause (1984)
and Sandra Aldridge (2005-current)  
manufacture evidence to secure convictions 
when the facts in the case fail to match their theories of guilt.

CONVICTION INTEGRITY UNIT: A Solution for Clark County, WA

King County Prosecutor, Daniel Satterberg, who spoke at the 2015 Summit on Wrongful Conviction at Brooklyn Law School, asked and answered his own question:  "What's an acceptable error rate in our system of justice?  5%? Is it 1%?  If it's 1%, that means there's about 220,000 innocent people sitting in prison.  That seems too high"

In a Columbian news article entitled "Deal or no deal for suspects?" by Jessica Prokop (September 13, 2015) she writes, "In some cases, defendants elect to take a plea deal, despite being innocent, because they fear they could end up with more time after going to trial."  Clark County Prosecutor, Tony Golik agreed "this scenario has happened in Clark County at some point but said he thinks 'it's a very small percentage.' "

In Clark County, WA, wrongful conviction is epidemic.  According to WA Court records, there were 6 convictions reversed and remanded back to Clark County in 2016 by the Court of Appeals Division II. 

Instead of taking responsibility and addressing the issues that led to a wrongful conviction, the Clark County Prosecutor's Office continues to put hurdles to justice in the way of the wrongfully convicted through appeals, drawn out court battles, excuses, denials of responsibility, and even slanderous commentary on record in some cases. 

The 2010 video below shows the still-raw pain as Ray Spencer's family is forced to jump over one of many hurdles, in their efforts to clear up the wreckage of horrific acts against an innocent man as a result of outrageous police misconduct in Clark County, WA decades earlier. 


Seven years later, (and 38 years after the wrongful conviction) the Spencer family continues to face Clark County opposition in court as attorneys representing the County make "astonishing" and absurd statements about the acceptability of fabricating evidence for a wrongful conviction. 

The PROBLEM of wrongful conviction in Clark County has been exposed, it is time to start talking about SOLUTIONS. One promising movement originates from the Center for Prosecutor Integrity.
   
Multnomah County has 1 of 30 Conviction Integrity Units currently in operation in the United States.  It is time for Clark County to follow the lead of our neighbors to the South.

















The Ray Spencer Story on NPR



People like the Hardwicks of Orange County, the Avery family of Manitowoc County, and The Spencers of Clark County were put on this Earth to impact the course of history, and to affect positive change within our broken Criminal Justice System.  Their life experiences with injustice is not easy to stomach, but the courage they have all demonstrated by coming forward will have a lasting impact on efforts toward change. 
Listen to the gripping story of a father, son and daughter who were robbed of their relationship through the self-serving mishaps of a broken judicial system... and the incredible truth that love knows no bounds as justice is served, and a family is reunited in spite of that corrupted system.

Fabrication of Evidence within Policy in Clark County, WA?


Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Tony Golik:

I recently attended the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing involving the $9 million civil award owed to Ray Spencer for Clark County's fabrication of evidence that led to nearly 20 years of his wrongful incarceration.  Like the Honorable Judge Andrew Hurwitz, I was astonished that in Clark County, it is considered "acceptable practice" for law enforcement to fabricate evidence as long as the officer feels the accused is guilty.

My question for you, Mr. Golik Is this:  As Clark County's elected Prosecutor, is this still your position today?

Let's not mince words.  We have been at this since before the conviction of John Garrett Smith.  Prior to Smith's conviction, you received and ignored an email from a witness with information calling into question the voicemail recording used to convict Garrett Smith of 2nd Degree Attempted Murder.  According to the evidence log, VPD entered the iPhone into evidence 38 minutes prior to the incident. Additionally, while the phone was logged into evidence, "it" made two phone calls to Garrett Smith's landline, just prior to capturing the subject voicemail recording.

Since Smith's conviction, you have been provided with expert analysis demonstrating that the voicemail recording was manufactured.

RPC (Rules of Professional Conduct) 3.8(g) requires a prosecutor to make prompt disclosure to an appropriate court or authority when he or she “knows of new, credible and material evidence creating a reasonable likelihood that a convicted defendant is innocent of the offense of which the defendant was convicted.” 


Is it still your position as the elected Prosecutor for Clark County that it is acceptable for police officers to manufacture evidence as long as they believe the accused is quilty?   The citizens of Clark County look forward to your reply.

Regards,

Traci Eccles

CC: Senate Law and Justice Committee, House Judiciary Committee


Clark County acts of fraud before the WA Supreme Court

Clark County Prosecutors' request for discretionary review of  the Court of Appeal's October 4th, 2016 unanimous reversal of the conviction of JOHN GARRETT SMITH comes before the state Supreme Court on Thursday, June 8th.  Meanwhile, Garrett Smith, with no unserved charges currently against him, is being held in a Washington State Prison on an Appeal Bond of 12 million dollars. 

This outrageous and vindictive bail amount was put in place by Clark County Judge Robert A. Lewis, the sole trier of fact in Garrett Smith's December 2014 bench trial. Post conviction discovery (brought before the Court of Appeals within Smith's 2015 "Statement of Additional Grounds") revealed that Judge Lewis was the presiding judge on two separate cases within 5 years of Garrett Smith's arrest in which Smith's accuser was a party . In each case Judge Lewis ruled in favor of Smith's accuser, Sheryl Cresap.  Both cases were ripe with controversy and their subsequent outcomes [per rulings by Judge Lewis] resulted in significant financial gain for Ms. Cresap. [See State v. Virginia Lee Martin, case # 07-1-00421-1, ruling in 2009, and the Last will and testament of Victor D. Cresap, case # 08-4-00322-2, ruling in 2012.]

Post conviction discovery also indicates the likelihood that Judge Robert A. Lewis knew or should have known of the existence, and suppression, of exculpatory evidence, as well as the fabrication of key evidence used to wrongfully convict. 

The fraud that has permeated John Garrett Smith's case since his arrest in 2013 is now before the Supreme Court of the State of Washington.  Below are links to documents exposing the fraud, submitted by the Respondent, for the June 8th review.


WA Court of Appeals Division II # 47205-8-II (submitted October 8, 2015)


Clark County, Washington's Dirty Deeds Getting International Attention: Esquire & Cosmopolitan Magazines

And for a gripping interview with Ray Spencer's daughter, Katie, and the author of the Esquire Magazine article, Maurice Chammah, click the link below:

http://www.capradio.org/95173

For the full life story of the man at the center of Clark County, Washington's most notorious judicial atrocity, purchase a copy of Dr. Ray Spencer's book, Memoirs of an Innocent Man, available at Amazon.com (link below)

MEMOIRS OF AN INNOCENT MAN by Dr. Ray Spencer


VPD Sandra Aldridge, Cell Phones & Manufactured Audio Files


PHASE I: WARRANT-LESS SEIZURE OF CELL PHONES

Anyone who has been stalked, harassed, arrested,  and/or prosecuted by Detective Sandra Aldridge since 2013 knows that the first thing on her mind is snatching her target's cell phone.  From my own experience, Aldridge sent her supervisor, Sgt. Andrew Hamlin across the street to unlawfully seize an iPhone from my possession.  Aldridge made it clear in her police report that "she needed the iPhone for evidence", yet she had no warrant, and she took it from someone other than the person she was falsely arresting at the time. The Department refused to provide me with a receipt for the seized iPhone and did not return it for a full 6 months [as verified in Department emails obtained through public records disclosure].  

(NOTE:  Sgt. Hamlin had no visible identification when he swiped my iPhone, leading to his identification as "Mystery Officer X" in  complaints to VPD for an entire year).

PHASE 2: VIOLATION OF EVIDENCE HANDLING PROCEDURES

Most who have had iPhone seized by Detective Sandra Aldridge have also had the following common experience 
[as verified through court records, complaints, civil law suit documents, and public records disclosure]:
A.  Instead of appropriately entering cell phones into the VPD Evidence Unit so that a secure chain of custody can be developed, Detective Aldridge stores the "sensitive digital evidence" in her personal temporary evidence locker at the DVPC... often for months or years.

B.  Detective Aldridge uses Cellebrite Extraction equipment and software, that is well beyond her level of training and expertise, to transfer highly sensitive digital evidence onto a CD.  She does this without witnesses or oversight, [as verified through her own declarations, VPD record and public records disclosure].

C.  Aldridge rarely bothers to secure a warrant to access the cell phones she seizes.  In cases that she does obtain a warrant, Aldridge has been known to include false statements to obtain a judge's signature on search warrants [verified through access to warrants submitted by Aldridge to Clark County Court].

D.  When it is time to return an iPhone to its rightful owner, Detective Aldridge, on multiple occasions, has had to be coaxed by Prosecutors and/or her supervisors to return the phone(s) to VPD Kit Abernathy at the Evidence Unit so that they can be released [according to emails obtained through public records disclosure]
Why is Aldridge engaging in a pattern and practice of unlawfully seizing and mishandling the iPhones of those she targets for conviction?

Because she is manufacturing audio evidence to support wrongful convictions... and NOT JUST IN GARRETT SMITH'S CASE.  More shocking details in upcoming posts. 

Detective Sandra Aldridge Named in ANOTHER Lawsuit

Aldridge has been named in a 4th civil lawsuit... this time in Clark County Superior Court.  Like in Garrett Smith's case, this one involves mishandling of evidence, broken chain of custody and other questionable [potentially criminal] acts of Detective Sandra Aldridge as "lead investigator" in a criminal case.  More to come on this developing story.

Detective Sandra Aldridge's record with Vancouver Police Department:
Number of citizen complaints = 20+
Number of civil lawsuits = 4
Number of disciplinary actions = 0
The day her Peace Officer certificate is revoked = PRICELESS

WA Legislators Must Call for ACCOUNTABILITY in Clark County

Chapter 4.100 RCW

WRONGLY CONVICTED PERSONS

4.100.010
Intent.

The legislature recognizes that persons convicted and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit have been uniquely victimized. Having suffered tremendous injustice by being stripped of their lives and liberty, they are forced to endure imprisonment and are later stigmatized as felons. A majority of those wrongly convicted in Washington state have no remedy available under the law for the destruction of their personal lives resulting from errors in our criminal justice system. The legislature intends to provide an avenue for those who have been wrongly convicted in Washington state to redress the lost years of their lives, and help to address the unique challenges faced by the wrongly convicted... 

Falsified Voicemail Evidence v. WA State Attorneys' "Privacy Act" Agenda

Washington is one of 10 states that still enforces an "all party consent" law when it comes to recording a private conversation.  With slim and vaguely defined exceptions, a recording in which all parties did not give permission to record, is not admissible in court.  Said "recorder" could be charged with having violated the law. RCW 9.73 is a hot button topic within WA state and local government. In the case against John Garrett Smith,  attorneys statewide have scrambled at the opportunity to affect Privacy Act case law.

On December 3rd, 2014, in a bench trial, John Garrett Smith was convicted of Attempted Murder II. On October 4th, 2016, in a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals Division II reversed the decision based upon a violation of the State's Privacy Act. The ONLY piece of evidence used to convict Smith of Attempted Murder II was fabricated voicemail recording

On April 25, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court was made aware of this fraudulent recording. [NOTE:  The fraud was reported to Clark County Prosecutor, Tony Golik prior to Smith's original conviction.  No action was taken by the Prosecutor's office to check the veracity of the tainted evidence].  In it's Petition for Discretionary Review, the Supreme Court will be reviewing Clark County's appeal of a "NON-Privacy Act" violation.  Clark County has suppressed the fabrication of the voicemail recording and continues to participate in fraud upon the court, rendering the State's Privacy Act irrelevant.

FRAUD UPON THE COURT is a fraud "directed to the judicial machinery itself ."  It is further defined as fraud where "the impartial functions of the court have been directly corrupted." 

Vancouver Police Department Detective Sandra Aldridge verified the voicemail was authentic.  It was Aldridge who testified that she downloaded the message directly from the iPhone. Aldridge also falsely stated, under oath, that she was Cellebrite Certified, thus qualified to extract the voicemail recording. 

A September 2015 VPD chain of custody report verifies that Aldridge checked Smith's iPhone out of the VPD evidence unit on July 15, 2013 and had not returned the iPhone back into the custody of the evidence unit 2.5 years later... even after Smith's conviction. The current status and location of the iPhone [and its original voicemail] is "undetermined".

Since 2008, Aldridge has been named in over 20 VPD Internal Affairs Investigations. Currently Aldridge is a named defendant in 2 Federal lawsuits, with 1 more pending filing... and likely several to follow.

LESSONS FROM THE PAST: WHEN LIABILITY IS A MATH PROBLEM

$9 Million + $10.5 Million + $10.5 Million + YEARS of litigation $$$... + escalating liability in connection with the VPD's ratification of misconduct by Detective Sandra Aldridge
  • The parallels of misconduct in the cases are “ASTONISHING”
  • The focus on "liability" instead of truth & justice is IDENTICAL
  • Evidence that liability can significantly increase over time is UNDENIABLE

*2017 complaints exist, but have not been added to the list
**Listed complaints represent only those that were provided through multiple VPD records requests; 
others may exist that have not been disclosed
[More details about unchecked misconduct of VPD Aldridge coming soon]

Prosecutors Caught with Hand in the Cookie Jar


Clark County, Vancouver, WA: 
The malicious prosecution & wrongful conviction of John Garrett Smith is riddled with unanswered questions the Prosecutor’s Office & Vancouver Police Department scramble to keep buried. Continuing discovery of hidden evidence, concealed witnesses, suppressed audio depositions, disregarded exculpatory DNA Crime Lab reports, crime scene spoliation, and proof of fabrication of evidence & perjury by State’s key witness & lead detective, Sandra Aldridge, creates mounting liability for Clark County. Like a 5 year old child with his hand caught in the cookie jar, the Prosecutor's Office clings to the lie rather than accept responsibility and begin to address a problem that has plagued Clark County and its citizens for decades.

Following is  a sampling of questions waiting for answers from the Prosecutor's Office and others involved:

REGARDING DNA EVIDENCE:
  • Why were DNA Crime lab results never entered into evidence?
  • Why was DNA analyst Caron Pruitt, claimed by prosecution to be a key witness, never added to the witness list?
REGARDING OTHER MISSING AND/OR SUSPECT WITNESSES:
  • Why were 7 Medical Doctors on the State's witness list NOT sent subpoenas to testify at trial? 
  • Why was "extent of injury" testimony provided by physician's assistants and physical therapists?
  • Why did 14 of the State's 27 witnesses fail to testify without notice or explanation?
  • Why did only 1 of 6 responding VPD officers testify?
  • Why were conflicting statements made by State's witnesses ignored by defense attorney, Josephine Townsend?
  • Why were there no police reports, statements, depositions or testimony from the following responding officers?
  1. TIMOTHY PFEIFER
  2. STEVEN PFUHL
  3. MARSHAL HENDERSON
  4. JAMIE HASKE
  5. MARK HOCKHALTER  
  • Why was non-responding VPD Officer Matthew Bachelder deposed, but not called to testify?  
  • Why did Bachelder refuse to answer deposition questions, and state that 'I do not want to be involved in this'? 
REGARDING CRIME SCENE CONFUSION AND SPOLIATION:
  • Why did Officer Yong describe a different crime scene (wrong bedroom) than was depicted in the photos?
  • Why did Detectives fail to preserve the crime scene?
REGARDING iPHONE:
  • Why was the iPhone logged into evidence 38 minutes before the incident occurred?
  • Who had possession of the iPhone that Garrett Smith was attempting to locate?
  • Why did the missing iPhone make two incoming calls to the landline in Smith's hand?

The most important questions involve the failure to properly authenticate the voicemail recording used to convict John Garrett Smith. The "CD copy" made by Detective Sandra Aldridge and used during trial has since been forensically analyzed, and discovered to be a composite fake.  

Where is the iPhone now that was checked out of the Evidence Unit in July of 2013 to Detective Sandra Aldridge, and, according to the evidence log, was not returned?

GARRETT SMITH REMAINS IN A WASHINGTON STATE PRISON 7 MONTHS AFTER THE COURT OF APPEALS II JUDGES REVERSED  HIS CONVICTION IN A UNANIMOUS DECISION.

THE CLARK COUNTY PROSECUTER'S OFFICE CONTINUES TO VIOLATE ETHICAL AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES, AND WORSE... THEY ARE NOW PERPETRATING FRAUD UP THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON No automatic alt text available.

Questioning the Ethics of WSBA "Back Scratching"

A disturbing pattern is exposing itself amidst the fraud in the State's wrongful conviction of John Garrett Smith. While the details of said discovery are still unfolding, this can be affirmed:  At the center of this rotten onion, we find more than a handful of WSBA members. (Play video below)

Note:  DANIEL LLOYD is the Vancouver City Attorney defending dirty detective Sandra Aldridge against Guy Bini's federal civil lawsuit; DANIEL HEID is the Auburn City Attorney Hell-bent on writing Amicus Curiae briefs to the Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn the COA II reversal of Garrett Smith's wrongful conviction [enabled by fabrication of evidence and perjury by dirty detective Sandra Aldridge]. 
**It turns out these two go WAY BACK!


Who is JOHN GARRETT SMITH?

[Excerpt of letter to John Garrett Smith's son]

...We will continue to advocate for your father's freedom. The evidence is overwhelming that Detective Aldridge tampered with his iPhone in order to obtain an unlawful arrest and wrongful conviction. It was based upon false allegations that he attempted to murder Sheryl [Cresap-Smith]. The iPhone voicemail recording was the key piece of evidence that enabled Clark County to obtain a wrongful conviction and sentence him to 12 years in prison for a crime that never occurred.  

The background has been investigated and the financial data has been gathered to prove that your father had been taken advantage of by his second wife and her handlers. Sheryl [Cresap-Smith] preyed upon Garrett in 2009 when he was most vulnerable.

In Aug of 2011, Garrett's business partners, Joshua Gotlieb and Charles Barker, swindled $660K from his Hawaii business ventures, Co-gentech Pacific and Poly-gentech. The proof has been compiled and archived.

In Sept 2012, Garrett was defrauded of $113K by Internet scammers when he paid this money for an up front loan fee. The proof has been compiled and archived. Evidence suggests that Cresap was part of this scheme to defraud your father. 

On June 5, 2013, 2 days after the alleged attack, Sheryl sent an email to Garrett's business partners with Imperial Dairy Company, LLC announcing that she would be 'stepping in' and 'taking over' in place of Garrett. At the time Garrett had $250K in escrow for the purchase of 2 dairies, 1 heifer farm and a cheese factory.

At this same time, Garrett had, conservatively, well over $250 million in various projects that had been his life's work; dozens of projects with locations all over the western United States, any ONE of which would have made your father a FORTUNE. Sheryl Cresap likely targeted your father before they met, and has been sabotaging his efforts and stealing from him throughout their relationship.

All told, $1,023,000 liquid cash assets were embezzled from Garrett. Sheryl was there beside him during this entire timeline.

It is sad that you and your brothers have been subjected to the lies about your father. All four of you have had to mature at a rapid rate while trying to cope with and understand the fraud and theft that has been beset upon your family.

6/3/2017 will mark the four year anniversary of your father's nightmare.

6/8/2017 is the date set for oral arguments before the Washington Supreme Court. We are holding out hope that your father's most recent motions will finally be the key to set him free.

I wanted you to know the historical significance of your father's saga as an added understanding as to why and how he was wrongfully convicted.

Sheryl Cresap is well connected to the Clark County criminal justice system. These thieves were behind the fraud and theft of over 1 million in cash that was stolen from Garrett. These thieves were acutely aware of the enormous present value of your father's current projects [work in progress], as well as the untold future value of his intellectual properties, the Stewardsmith System. In blunt terms, he was set up.

We were caught up in this mess because we spoke out against the injustices upon your father long before we knew about the depth of the fraud...