Colorado State Senator John Cooke, Sponsor Of Wage Theft Bill Conceals Wage Theft, Then Attacks Victim.

Colorado State Senator John Cooke conceals, aids, abets, and compounds wage theft.
Colorado State Senator John Cooke conceals, aids, abets, and compounds wage theft.
Colorado Senator John Cooke conceals, aids, abets, and compounds wage theft.

Colorado Senator John Cooke conceals, aids, abets, and compounds wage theft, then attacks the victim, THEN sponsors Open Records Act to expose wage theft. Confused?

Denver, CO – On April 13, 2017, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that allows the public to know if an employer steals wages from his or her workers. The wage theft bill was sponsored in the Colorado Senate by former Weld County Sheriff and known felon, Colorado State Senator John Cooke. Colorado State Senator John Cooke, represents Colorado Senate District 13 which includes most of Weld County including Greeley, Evans, Milliken, LaSalle, Gilcrest, Platteville and Fort Lupton. The law allows citizens to find out if they’re doing business with, or considering a job with, an offender. More on this topic HERE.

According to a Boulder County District Attorney’s Office investigation, and statements made by Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann during the course of the investigation, State Senator John Cooke, during his term as Weld County Sheriff, actively engaged in the concealment, aiding, abetting, and compounding of wage theft by former employers of Longmont, CO homeowner, Craig Buckley. John Cooke also authorized a years-long campaign of stalking and harassment of Buckley by Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Buckley had sued his former employers in the Weld County District Court, for wages due at the time of termination of employment as a CNC programmer for (now defunct) Dream Stone Marble & Granite. Mere hours before Buckley had been compelled to appear and produce (in violation of C.R.Civ.P. Discovery Rules) by subpoena Duces Tecum, he was stripped of all evidence, and the Due Process Right, under C.R.S. 8-4-110(2) of the Colorado wage Act to prosecute his wage claim, by Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann.
According to evidence obtained from (Fmr.) Colorado Division of Labor Director Ellen Golombek, and the record of the Court, the Defendants had 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. When this evidence of Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant and Fraud Upon the Court committed by the former employers and their criminally complicit attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin came to light, it was immediately presented to Weld County Authorities, including Congressman (Fmr. Weld County DA) Ken Buck, and Weld County Sheriff (now Senator) John Cooke. The former employers would also later confess to the Class 4 Felony in sworn testimony before the Weld County Court; Judge John Briggs presiding.
Rather than charging the employers and their attorney with the Class 4 Felony, Weld County authorities, spearheaded by Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck, initiated a years-long campaign of harassment, terrorism, and reputational and financial ruin on Craig Buckley. Evidence obtained from government sources indicate they did so to conceal Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann‘s willful criminal involvement in fraud upon the Court, attempt to influence a public servant, subornation of perjury, and obstruction. Judge James Hartmann would later admit, during the course of an official Boulder County District Attorney’s Office investigation that Buckley had, in fact, sought an award of his accrued wages before the Weld County District Court. The official Boulder County District Attorney’s Office Investigative report went on to state as follows:

“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, and he stated that it would be contained in the case filefor the civil case.”

But this statement did not pertain to filing criminal charges against the civil Defendants and their criminally complicit attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin. It pertained to filing charges against Buckley, for presenting irrefutable evidence of the civil Defendants’ commission of Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a public Servant to Judge James Hartmann in a manner which offended James Hartmann’s delicate sensibilities.

What had been concealed by all criminally complicit government actors in this case, is that the so-called, “note was written in Sharpie” was, in fact a 3″x3″ 3M Post-It note. The idea that this written correspondence could be a free-floating, free-range, sticky Post-it Note, attached to nothing, and having no further context than the statement which it contained, HAD TO BE CONCEALED to protect the reputation and career of Judge James Hartmann. Boulder County Chief Deputy District Attorney Catrina Weigel would later refer to this label, on direct examination of Judge James Hartman before the Boulder County District Court as a, “LETTER” from Buckley: what the Post-It Note label was attached to, and referenced, was concealed.

State Senator (former Weld County Sheriff) John Cooke had been in possession of evidence irrefutably proving the civil Defendants had committed Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, and Fraud Upon the Court since April 4, 2011. Upon receipt of the felony evidence, and in concealment of Judge James Hartmann’s criminal complicity,  John Cooke immediately initiated years-long campaign of harassment, terrorism, and intimidation tactics against the victim. State Senator John Cooke has concealed, aided, abetted, compounded, and been criminally complicit in wage theft and the obstruction of prosecution, and the harassment and malicious prosecution of Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley, through July 18, 2017.

This commentary was originally published to the official government Facebook post: Senator Cooke’s Biweekly Newsletter, dated March 23, 2018, asserting the First Amendment Right to seek redress of grievances by government officials through their taxpayer maintained (public) Facebook page. Visit the John Cooke for Colorado SD 13Facebook page to tell John Cooke what you think, more importantly, tell State Senator John Cooke what you think of his criminal acts at the polls on November 6, 2018.

1 Comment on "Colorado State Senator John Cooke, Sponsor Of Wage Theft Bill Conceals Wage Theft, Then Attacks Victim."

  1. https://thinkprogress.org/colorado-will-go-to-bat-for-workers-whose-employers-steal-wages-1ea07bb93a88/ This 2014 article clearly states that the Colorado Division of Labor, prior to the 2014 revisions of law, had no authority to compel an employer to pay wages due upon termination of employment. This confirms statements by Colorado House Rep. Jonathan Singer, whom in a December 23, 2015 interview with me stated, “Prior to the revisions of law, the DOL had little more authority than to write the employers a ‘nasty letter’, and that worked maybe 50% of the time. Corrupt Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann illegally stripped me of the Due Process right, and all evidence to prosecute my wage claim before the Weld County District Court in 2010. hartmann did so, because my employers’ criminally complicit attorney, Broomfield, CO based Daniel T. Goodwin, conspired with the employers to work a fraud upon both the Weld County District Court, and the Colorado Division of Labor, having simultaneously sworn before BOTH that NEITHER had jurisdiction over my wage claim, because the matter was before the other. Irrefutable evidence, and his perjured sworn testimony proves that corrupt Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann, and Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck, were criminally complicit in the Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, and Fraud Upon the Court. The evidence doesn’t lie. Corrupt Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann DOES. Here’s the sworn testimony confession of the Class 4 felony by the employers: concealed, aided, abetted, and compounded by the above-named corrupt government officials. https://www.hartmannconspiracy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ron-transcript-excerpt.pdf

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