Obstruction of Justice: Congressman Ken Buck orders proof of wage theft, forgery, fraud, and Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant DESTROYED to protect the reputation & career of Colorado 19th Judicial District Chief Judge James F. Hartmann, then savagely attacks Longmont, CO homeowner.
Greeley, CO – In the aftermath of an ill-fated wage theft lawsuit filed against his former employers by Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley, Weld County sources have revealed that Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck ordered the destruction of evidence implicating the Chief Judge of the Weld County District Court in concealment, aiding, and abetting of multiple felonies committed by (now defunct) Dream Stone, Inc. owners Ron Murphy, Scott Murphy, Ida Murphy, and their criminally complicit defense attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin.
Buckley had been forced from his employment by constructive discharge, in what the Industrial Claims Appeals Office called, “an abusive environment”. The ICAO had determined that no reasonable person would consider the working conditions tolerable. There was also documented evidence of multiple serious OSHA violations.
On behalf of Buckley’s former employers, Broomfield, CO based attorney Daniel T. Goodwin, had falsified statements to the Colorado Division of Labor, swearing that Buckley was ineligible for his award of accrued wages on termination of employment because, according to Daniel T. Goodwin, Buckley had worked for Dream Stone, Inc. for less than a year.
As a result of the employers’ fraud, Buckley was forced to assert his rights under the Colorado Wage Act to seek an award of damages in the Weld County District Court; but Justice was not to be served. Based on nothing more than mere fraudulent allegation, the employers, through their criminally complicit attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin, had decided to swear 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. The abbreviated evidence package, made available by former CDLE Director Ellen Golombek, pertaining to solely that (of multiple other) criminal acts concealed by corrupt Colorado government authorities, is presented HERE.
With full knowledge of the employers’ criminal acts of Wage Theft, Fraud Upon the Court, and Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant in the defense against Buckley’s civil claim, Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann illegally striped Buckley of all evidence, and the Due Process Right to prosecute his wage claim mere hours before he had been (illegally) commanded to comply with Subpoena Duces Tecum. Buckley challenged the jurisdiction of the Court to enter rulings which did not comply with the law, an twice refused to comply with Subpoena Duces Tecum after his Motion for Protective Orders was wrongfully denied, and Judge Hartmann flatly refused to enter proof of continuing personal and subject matter jurisdiction on the record of the Court. “Jurisdiction can be challenged at any time.” Basso v. Utah Power & Light Co. 495 F 2d 906, 910, and “Once challenged, jurisdiction cannot be assumed, it must be proved to exist.” Stuck v. Medical Examiners 94 Ca 2d 751. 211 P2d 389.
According to THE LAW, a mere trifling inconvenience for Judge James Hartmann, Colorado law provides that bank records are confidential in certain instances. See Charnes v. DiGiacomo, 6 12 P.2d 11 17 (Colo. 1980) (holding reasonable expectation of privacy by bank depositor in the bank’s records of depositor’s financial transactions). Tax returns are also confidential in most instances. “In light of this strong policy in favor of protecting confidentiality of tax returns, we have held that the party seeking the release of a tax return bears the burden of showing a compelling need’ for the return. Absent a compelling need, a subpoena for a tax return should be quashed.” Alcon v. Spicer, 113 P.3d 735, 743 (Colo.2005). “We now hold that, because of their confidential nature, tax returns may not be ordered disclosed unless a court finds that they are relevant to the subject of the action and there is a compelling need for information contained in the returns because the information sought is not otherwise readily available.” Stone v. State hrrn Mutual Auto Insurance Company, 185 P.3d 150, I 59 (Colo. 2008)
Per C.R.C.P. Rule 45:
(B) For production of privileged records.
(I) If a subpoena commands production of records from a person who provides services subject to one of the privileges established by C.R.S. § 13-90-107 , or from the records custodian for that person, which records pertain to services performed by or at the direction of that person (“privileged records”), such a subpoena must be accompanied by an authorization signed by the privilege holder or holders or by a court order authorizing production of such records.
(III) If a subpoena for privileged records does not include a signed authorization or court order permitting the privileged records to be produced by means of subpoena, the subpoenaed person shall not appear to testify and shall not disclose any of the privileged records to the party who issued the subpoena.
Buckley’s Subpoena Duces Tecum, which demanded years of bank statements, tax returns, and other protected documents, did not include the required, “court order permitting the privileged records to be produced by means of subpoena”. The District Court in ordering Buckley to comply with the Subpoena Duces Tecum, acted without authority and said order is void and without force or effect. Or so it should be.
James Hartmann dismissed Buckley’s case with prejudice, awarding in excess of $20,000.00 in legal fees to the Defendants, slapped liens on Buckley’s home, garnished wages, repeatedly and illegally raided his home, and had him incarcerated and convicted multiple times for attempting to defend himself and his property from the criminal acts of the Weld County District Court.
One such prosecution occurred in Weld County Court, two years after Judge James Hartmann’s malicious dismissal of Buckley’s case. Buckley had sent several strongly worded emails to the former employers, demanding that they remove the liens, obtained by fraud, from his home. Retaliation by Weld County authorities was swift and viperous: Buckley was immediately arrested, and held on a $10,000.00 bond for a single count of Class 3 Misdemeanor Harassment. That bond would increase to $20,000.00, when Judge Michele Meyer, Judge James Hartmann’s subordinate, changed the date of a Court appearance without telling Buckley.
Buckley, entitled to present both mitigating and exculpatory evidence at this “sham” trial, was obstructed in his attempts at every turn. By this point, Buckley’s former employers had already confessed before Weld County Court Judge John Briggs, that they 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. Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, had been in possession of this documentary evidence irrefutably proving the employers’ felonies.
So, what did Ken Buck do? He appointed TWO FELONY PROSECUTORS to obtain Buckley’s conviction on the single Class 3 Misdemeanor charge.
Buckley demanded, by Supboena Duces Tecum, that the employers produce his timecards. Ken Buck, through Deputy District Attorney Sarah J. Bousman, filed a Motion to Quash the subpoena, which was immediately granted by Judge Michele Meyer. At the Motions hearing, Buckley was not allowed to speak in rebuttal. Weld County sources, as well as the record of the Weld County Court before Judge James Hartmann’s subordinate, Judge Michele Meyer, would reveal that Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck, ordered Buckley’s timecards destroyed, to conceal Weld County authorities’ complicity in crime.
The problem, and the reason why Buckley was forced to pursue civil action in the Weld County District Court? The employers’ and their civil defense attorney Daniel T. Goodwin’s pleading before the Colorado Division of Labor:
Mr. Buckley quit his job on December 6, 2007.
Mr. Buckley was rehired on December 11, 2007.
Mr. Buckley was advised that the only way that the company would take him back was on the basis that he was a brand new employee without entitlement to vacation in the first year of his employment. When Mr. Buckley quit his job again on October 6, 2008, he was not entitled to any vacation accumulation benefit for two reasons: (a) he had not worked for a full year, and (b) he quit his job without notice to the company.
(a) According to Buckley’s 26 months of sequential, uninterrupted paycheck stubs, and specifically checks #15678 #15679 #15721, #15722 he had worked for the employers 110.5 hours during the period he is alleged to have, “quit”. The employers, and their criminally complicit attorney Daniel T. Goodwin, had flatly LIED, and corrupt Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck had authorized destruction of Buckley’s timecards.
(b) Colorado is a, “Right to Work” state. Buckley was under no obligation to provide “notice” to the employers prior to terminating employment. Moreover, according to the Industrial Claims Appeals Office, Buckley was forced out by the employers, so no “notice” of intent to terminate employment was possible.
Congressman Ken Buck’s response to Craig Buckley when he went to the former Weld County District Attorney’s Office and begged for help, as Buck stood menacingly rocking back and forth on the heels of his cowboy boots in the lobby of his Weld County Justice Center office?
“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”. – Congressman Ken Buck
Also present and witnesses to Ken Buck’s tirade were current Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke, Weld County District Attorney’s Office Chief Investigator Keith Olson, and Buckley’s girlfriend of 24 years.
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The Government of Colorado, with full knowledge of crime by Judge James Hartmann, Congressman Ken Buck, and Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett 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. Please Donate!