Notice the date I first contacted him. He failed to come through with his promises that he could have the Feds investigated.
I do not understand my government. My complaint is about Dept. Of Justice authorities. Specifically about Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa Kevin VanderSchel.
- He lied to me when he told me that he has the authority to violate a civil court order with no type of court process.
- He advised me that no matter what the evidence proved he would use attorney discretion and not prosecute corrupt State and local officials.
- The corrupt State and local officials have no authority to violate my State and Federal Constitutional rights anymore that VanderSchel has.
- VanderSchel was getting his evidence from my WordPress site as if what was written there is factual and in real time.
- I can state that it is factual but certainly not all the relevant evidence is included on that website.
How can they not give me information to contact the signatory of this letter and advise me not to contact this office anymore. This office is paid for by taxpayers. Its not their office to dominate. They work for the people.
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Professional Responsibility
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 3266 Washington, DC 20530
Sent via e-mail
Melody K. Boatner
Dear Ms. Boatner:
This is in response to your correspondence to the Office of the Inspector General, which was forwarded to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for review and response. In your correspondence, you complained about an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa and a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.
OPR has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of misconduct involving Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys that relate to the exercise of their authority to investigate, litigate or provide legal advice, as well as allegations of misconduct by law enforcement personnel when they are related to allegations of attorney misconduct within the jurisdiction of OPR. It is, however, the policy of this Office to refrain from investigating issues or allegations that could have been or still may be addressed in the course of litigation, unless a court has made a specific finding of misconduct by a DOJ attorney or law enforcement agent. Based on our review of your correspondence, we have determined that your allegations fall into this category. Accordingly, we concluded that no action by this Office is warranted. You may wish to consult private counsel or contact the nearest Legal Aid Society to determine what additional legal avenues, if any, may be available to you.
We regret that we are unable to be of further assistance to you in this matter.
May 6, 2020
I do not remember where I got this from and I haven’t fact checked it.
Please read 28th amendment Please Read, and forward. This will only take 1 minute to read! 28th Amendment, 35 States and Counting. It will take you less than a minute to read this. If you agree, please pass it on. It’s an idea whose time has come to deal with this self-serving situation: OUR PRESENT SITUATION ! Children of Congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans. Staffers of Congress family members are also exempt from having to pay back student loans. Members of Congress can retire at full pay after only one term. Members of Congress have exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, under which ordinary citizens must live. For example, they are exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment. And as the latest example, they have exempted themselves from Healthcare Reform, in all of its aspects. We must not tolerate an elite class of such people, elected as public servants and then putting themselves above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever. The self-serving must stop. Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states.It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention. IF??? Each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days most people in The United States of America will have the message. Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the Citizens of the United States …” You are one of my 20. 6:26 PM President Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is an idea that should be passed around, regardless of political party. The TRUMP Rules: Congressional Reform Act of 2017 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. And, no more perks go with them. 2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 3. Congress must purchase their own retirement plan, just as ALL Americans do. 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people (i.e. NO MORE INSIDER TRADING!!!). 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congress made all these contracts by and for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor and privilege NOT a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work … not get all kinds of freebies.
I have made some connections with associates of the US Attorney’s office. I deserve honest answers to my questions. An expert of Federal law should have the integrity to answer my questions honestly.
- Does an AUSA have the authority to violate a civil court order with no type of court process. This particular AUSA advised me that he does have that right. In is not reasonable that any attorney can violate any court order without some type of court process. If I am incorrect show me the written law.
- Does an AUSA have the right to violate a citizens Constitutional and Civil rights by using attorney discretion and not prosecuting Corrupt State and Local officials? #law #justice #torture #corruption
This AUSA should not have had to go to my website to get his evidence. My website is not updated in real time. I have thousands of documents of evidence supporting my allegations. I have never claimed they were posted on my website. The FBI agent had the duty to investigate my evidence. He refused, advising me to “tell him the story”. He then sent me an email stating that he had made his decision that no Federal law has been violated based on what Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber told a third party. I am not an attorney but I know that hearsay is not evidence. I also know its a Federal crime to lie to the FBI. Not in this case and I want to know why I have been held exempt from any law protecting my person and my property from chemical warfare.
In this letter he completely abuses his power of office by denying me the right to submit further evidence to him by advising me not to communicate with his office. A recent letter in the local newspaper supports a conflict of interest between this AUSA and Sheriff Weber as they have spent “years” working on a drug case. Yet another conflict of interest that would not have been discovered had the article not been published in the newspaper.
This AUSA seems to believe he has the option not to prosecute a case with such a serious offense as torture. I don’t believe he does have that option. I believe he has the duty to recuse himself from this case and have this case prosecuted by a US Attorney from Illinois or Missouri. The thin blue line stops when a citizens live is on the line. Had I not have fled I would be dead.
The evidence proves Mark Conlee did this intentionally to harm me. That is what the FBI was supposed to be investigating, EVIDENCE not HEARSAY. There are no assumptions or conjecture on my part at all.
I was intentionally exposed to glyphosate for over 5 years. The chemicals were applied to my private property. I was denied a trespass complaint against my assailant. This was an intentional chemical attack for the purpose of causing me serious injury or death. My assailant was held above the law in redeveloping his legally non conforming property from being compliant to State building code and drainage laws. He was held above the law in every illegal action he committed. When his redevelopment was denied from being recorded on the county plat map, they (gov. officials) determined his remedy was to eliminate me at any cost. My terrorists were and continue to be my government officials. I followed the standard procedures to remedy the situation early on. My attorney clearly got a better offer from the opposing party. He advised me that he had filed the complaint against the liable party, reassuring me in the few times he did respond to my emails. There was a civil court trial. Not filed my my attorney against the liable party. In the civil case my attorney suppressed all the evidence supporting my allegations, but I was still not told he had not filed the complaint against the liable party. My case was and still is indisputable. The civil court without the evidence still cited my right to use my private property as I wished. That order was never complied to or enforced. Private property rights are Federally protected rights. Not recognized in this case. The local public impostors clearly conspired to deprive me of my rights under color of law.
The FBI became involved, supposedly to investigate on my behalf. The agent took 14 months to come to my home specifically for the purpose of reviewing my hard copy evidence. He arrived advising that he had no intention of reviewing my evidence, he advised me to verbally tell him the story. Hearsay is not evidence. He did not recognize private property rights are Federally protected. Two hours after he left my home I received in my mailbox a letter from the FBI headquarters in Washington DC signed by a deputy assistant director JC Hacker. The letter stated that the agent who came to my home had determined no violation of Federal law has occurred. I proceeded to contact this agent and let him know that his fraudulent, incompetent investigative skills were obviously not acceptable. Common man can recognize this as a clue that shows the intent to continue to violate my private property rights and continue to torture me. It is not possible for mail to travel from DC to Iowa in a period of two hours. My government has tortured me using chemical warfare. There is no gray area in determining that this is a fact. The chemicals cause a severe skin condition, within three months I was completely unable to function. Wearing clothes was unbearable. I was a self employed upholsterer operating my business from this private property. It was not possible for me to work as the skin eruptions oozed puss and blood constantly, this was a full body condition. It was obvious from simply looking at me that I was suffering severely. These terrorists had no empathy for my suffering. Their only concern was for one of them to acquire my private property at any cost. They committed criminal offenses on this special ones behalf. I was criminally charged multiple times by the City and the States attorney based on fabricated laws. All charges were dismissed, that only made my attacker more aggressive.
My options boiled down to fleeing to escape the chemicals or invoking my second amendment rights. I fled. When I fled I was also blind and homeless for the following 4 years. I understand it is the responsibility of the FBI to investigate corrupt State and local officials. I understand it is the responsibility of the US Attorney to prosecute corrupt State and local public officials. This FBI agent did not look into financial records for a bribe that has been paid. He did not question any of my witnesses, he did not interview my Drs. He did nothing that would follow standard procedure required for a competent investigation.
I have never committed any criminal offenses. I purchased my property because it had exactly what I needed to provide my livelihood, a home to raise my son and it was in my budget to purchase. I traveled to Washington DC to change the laws allowing people with circumstances that will not allow for them to work outside the home. I had that situation. I was selected for the next habitat for humanity home and when I acquired financing of my property I withdrew my application, passing that home on to another needy family. I have always acted in the best interest of the community. I am the only person that I can find on record that has been a victim of chemical warfare committed by my government for the purpose of elimination. My condition is chronic. I have a life sentence of suffering from acts of torture by my government. I am pleading for all fellow American’s to unite as one voice forcing government accountability for the war crimes they have committed against this civilian. I need a leader in the process to proceed with my goal. There could not be a more relevant case concerning the rights of a completely innocent citizen of the USA. If you are bound to one of the Political parties it is irrelevant. This is a nonpartisan issue. These rights are inherent to all Americans. This is a moral issue of right and wrong as well as a serious criminal offense. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10o7BgegCaQc5BVIqEabn4KD_9fBbjaf2Xb6TP6F7iX4/edit?usp=sharing
A nonconforming use is generally defined as a land use or structure that was legal when established but does not conform to the standards of the current zoning ordinance. The term “nonconforming use” actually covers several situations, including nonconforming uses, lots and structures.
Preexisting land uses that do not conform to current zoning are not favored. The ultimate goal of zoning is to achieve uniformity of property uses within each zoning district. At the same time, landowners have made investments in their businesses and buildings, and it would be unfair — not to mention illegal in some states — to require immediate termination or removal. Rather than require the immediate elimination of these preexisting uses, the zoning ordinance will outline a set of conditions for the continued existence of nonconforming uses.
Although state courts apply different interpretations to local zoning codes regarding nonconforming uses, the expansion, enlargement or intensification of a nonconforming use in almost all cases can be regulated or prohibited.
Resumption of a nonconforming use or structure after it has been destroyed may be prohibited in some states. In other states the right to reestablish the nonconforming use exists. Zoning ordinances traditionally have set a specific threshold– for example, a percentage of assessed value — for defining what constitutes destruction, and courts generally defer to the stated threshold. Again, the principle is to allow landowners to continue to reap the benefits of investments made in their properties. If those investments have been destroyed, however, the community may or may not have an obligation to allow a landowner to reinvest in a use prohibited by current zoning.
To prevent nonconforming uses from becoming blighted properties, zoning codes generally do allow for routine maintenance and repair, so long as such activities do not constitute expansion or enlargement.
Once a nonconforming use has been abandoned, its resumption can be prohibited. Most ordinances state a time period, usually six months to a year, that creates a presumption of abandonment if the property is not used for that period. Some states do not allow just a passage of time to establish abandonment. The issue of what constitutes abandonment is one that is generally the subject of much state court case law, with some courts requiring that an “intent to abandon” be shown before the nonconforming use is considered to be terminated. The intent to abandon may be something like a list of criteria, in the zoning ordinance, from which “abandoned” is established from a preponderance of facts about the particular situation.
Gary D. Taylor, Iowa State University
AUSA Kevin VanderSchel has advised that my emails go to his spam. So if any of you have a connection with him please forward this to him, I am not done defending myself against his accusations. Tell him to offer up some evidence supporting his opinions.
The basis of my complaint has long been that nobody has reviewed my evidence. It is clear to me that the failure to competently review my evidence it for the purpose of continuing my suffering. The evidence is indisputable. Private property rights are Federally protected. Nobody has the right to violate Federally protected rights. For my government to use chemical weapons with intent to cause physical harm is terrorism. Whether there is a actual law against terrorism in the US or not, that is what this was. According the FBI Agent Reinwart there is a law against supporters of terrorists. If that is the case there are many government officials who have supported acts of terrorism in this case. The motive to eliminate me from my private property violates my 4th, 5th and 14 amendments guaranteed by Federal law.
Authors Note; There has been nobody that has reviewed my evidence! The statement that the former Davenport branch chief reviewed my materials is false. You assumption as to when I contacted the FBI is completely false. The fact is that, Grassley’s assistant advised me that the FBI would contact me. Senator Grassley requested 2 inquiries on my behalf advising me that the FBI would contact me never happened. I reached out to the FBI division that covers my area, not before Sheriff Weber contacted a friend (former branch chief) of his and put his own spin on the story. The former Davenport branch chief did NOT review my materials. Either he is lying or you are lying. Where is the evidence that he reviewed my evidence? Those conversations are recorded. I stand by my statement that the only conversation was him advising me that the Statute of limitations had expired conversation ended. He was not interested in anything I had to tell him about my situation. What was the former branch director Jeff Huber basing his information on. There is no evidence of Huber reviewing my materials as you claim because it never happened. FBI agent Thomas Reinwart came to my home specifically to review my hard copy evidence. Upon arrival he informed me that he had no intention of reviewing my hard copy evidence. He advised me to verbally tell him my story. I protested advising him it was not possible to tell this story because there are too many tentacles to tell this story. The only way a person could fully understand the magnitude of the egregious acts committed against me is to personally review the hard copy evidence that fills 3 + three ring binders. This is the standard procedure used in any type of investigation. I have understood hearsay is not evidence since I was in high school. Unless the laws regarding hearsay have changed that procedure stands.
Your repeated attempt to question my credibility is obvious. Having refused to review my evidence seems quite relevant in your continued defamation of my character. I take offense to your berating of my character based on the documented accounts of all government officials being found guilty of ethical violations.
You yourself have given me reason to question your ability to read and comprehend documents that I have submitted to you. For example our first correspondence you stated that my allegation occurred between 2002-2004. When that is clearly not the information the evidence you reviewed showed. I don’t believe you could have possibly read the evidence and come up with that conclusion. Perhaps you should not take hearsay from any of you colleagues as fact and only use hard copy evidence to make credible determination about any issues brought before you.
I am stating in no uncertain terms that, I was advised that Senator Grassley was forwarding all the evidence I was sending him to the FBI since 2007, he has been advising me that he was doing this. That’s what I was told and I have the email evidence to prove this is a fact.
I am aware that Sheriff Stacy Weber gave information to Jeff Huber and that information was then given to Agent Reinwart.
I know for a fact that Sheriff Weber has no hard copy information about my case. I know for a fact that any information Sheriff Weber thinks he has, is based on hearsay from the opposing party. Sheriff Weber has been involved in protecting the opposing party. This was taking place in 2017, I did not post all my evidence on my website simply for personal safety issues. I requested Reinwart share the information that he received from the third party by Sheriff Weber. Reinwart refused to share the information with me. If he had and he should have, if he were doing a competent investigation I would have had the opportunity to submit conflicting evidence with the hearsay evidence that was given to Agent Reinwart.
The last sentence in most of our correspondence offends me as a victim and a former taxpayer. You generally close with the statement that your office will not put anymore resources into my case. That may be acceptable, if you had put any effort into a competent investigation into my allegations, you have not. As an Assistant US Attorney your failure to recognize that private property rights are Federally protected gives me the opinion that you are not qualified in your duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States. These rights can be found in the 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments of the Bill of Rights.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Constitutional Rights, Bullying , Terrorist Acts, Discrimination
I am an innocent victim of your War on Drugs. Share this with your colleagues and your assistant in your local office who frankly couldn’t have care less that I was being poisoned by toxic chemical applied to my property for the sole purpose to cause me physical harm not excluding death if that were the consequences.
I will never forget her comment after I repeatedly called desperate for intervention, “something will come along”. Two years later and on my deathbed she, Penny, as I recall was her name, assured me “something will come along”.
I am victim of crimes against humanity in the State of Iowa, in the County of Lee. I am angry. I want you to demand some answers from these local Government authorities to the questions I have been oppressed from asking.
You have made it clear that you are Federal, well sir the State is under the Federal authorities. In fact I was advised by the State Attorney General that they could only get involved if a case was referred to them by the County Attorney. the following is just a minute accounting of the brutality I suffered. There are numerous participants that I have not mentioned. The constant use of massive amounts toxic chemicals as a weapon is nothing short of attempted murder.
I understand you may not like my tone in this letter, let me assure you it is not my character to assert a tone of anything but pleasant. You must understand that I believe I am the only person in this Nation that has endured this degree of brutality and disregard of the law by those who I pay to enforce the law.
I am sending the following brief to all media and and sources available. Not one single person beside myself and this neighbor mentioned in the following letter know the whole story and events that took place. But there are many witnesses and documents that together can not be disputed as to the credibility that what seems to unbelievable to be true these people treatment of me was pure evil. Sir, I am not a liar, I am not a cheat, and I am not a thieve. I will take a lie detector test any time. They have defamed my character to the highest degree, when asked about the situation they would avoid any discussion by saying “oh she’s crazy”.
To Whom it may Concern,
I have literally been oppressed from presenting the facts, getting any answers to my questions pertaining to the indisputable evidence proving criminal acts, ethical violations of several high ranking City and County officials. I deserve answers. I deserve an investigation.
I was victimized by these individuals for 5 years. I am innocent of any crime, There is no evidence that I was ever involved in any illegal drug activity. The evidence, proves the highest ranking County officer knowingly made false allegations over the police radio associating me a family member who has prior convictions. I can prove this officer was well aware that his statement was false by information on a copy of a search warrant that I am in possession of. I have had no personal association with this family member since 1992. This is a well known fact by many people.
I and other neighbors can testify that I was under surveillance (their term) by this County officer 24/7. The hours he spent watching me knowing that there was no just cause most likely cost the taxpayers a considerable amount of money. His behavior is defined as stalking. I found it kind of humorous early on simply because he and I both knew everything he was saying about me was completely false, he was taking the facts completely out of context as the documents prove. The last 12 months his behavior frightened me, he became more irate, and his lies more extreme in content. Then at age 42 he suddenly retired. I have heard that there were undisclosed ethical circumstances for his sudden early retirement. Many citizens find retiring suddenly at 42 unusual and believe the facts behind this should be disclosed but the County Attorney will do whatever it takes to protect his highest ranking officer, personal friend and closest working colleague for over 2 decades.
Why am I under surveillance by a County officer when I live in the City? I and other neighbors can testify that I was under surveillance (their term) by this County officer 24/7. The hours he spent watching me knowing that there was no just cause most likely cost the taxpayers a considerable amount of money. His behavior is defined as stalking. I found it kind of humorous early on simply because he and I both knew everything he was saying about me was completely false, he was taking the facts completely out of context as the documents prove. The last 12 months his behavior frightened me, he became more irate, and his lies more extreme in content. Then at age 42 he suddenly retired. I have heard that there were undisclosed ethical circumstances for his sudden early retirement. Many citizens find retiring suddenly at 42 unusual and believe the facts behind this should be disclosed but the County Attorney will do whatever it takes to protect his highest ranking officer, personal friend and closest working colleague for over 2 decades.
An investigation into the County Attorney’s history will show that he has repeatedly used his position to provide protection from prosecution for family members who have repeated meth, illegal drug and other criminal offenses. The general public is not aware this is repeated behavior by the CA ignoring the rule of conflict of interest because some of the individuals are blood and carry the same last name, other immediate family last names differ because they are step- relatives. The County Attorney stated in an email to me that he sent an officer to investigate. None of my witnesses were ever interviewed. The officer that he sent to my house stated that he was only at my house to question me about giving the neighbor the finger.
The motive according to the evidence I have of this high ranking officer who initiated verbal attack on me was to defame my character, other City and County law enforcement officers, along with City officials and the general public who did not know me personally to disregard general procedure and duty of appointed officials to address and answer a citizen complaint? My initial concern was a drainage issue that devalues my property value $8,000 and damaged my foundation when this guy redeveloped his property.
Did I mention there was a suspicious fire that destroyed the existing home? Did I mention the Chief of Police felt it was suspicious and felt and investigation was needed. Did I mention the Chief was told an investigation was not necessary, that they (the fire dept) had taken care of it. Did I mention out of umpteen firemen on the dept. only 4 were on the seen at this fire. There are always more than needed at any fire. Did I mention that the firemen that were present were the Mayor (seller of the property), the building inspector(who refused to speak to me about the drainage issue) and the new neighbor(purchaser of property, brother of the County cop with the apparent vendetta against me) and Jake, junior member of the dept. and son of the building inspector. It was a conversation of the facts of events several days after the fire that both Jake and I realized we without a doubt had witnessed an arson. Jake’s dad and the other 2 had always presented himself as such fine servants of the community.
Did I mention the neighbor is also on the City Council?They have committed what is probably the most severely punishable crime ever happen in this town of 900. Jake testimony which I will not disclose is by far the most compelling evidence of all. Every neighbor on the block approached stated they felt it was intentional. I did not question any of them as to the reason behind their thoughts.
According to witnesses (some being police officers that do know me personally) This County officer verbally assured City officials, City police officers, and one other County deputy for sure that I was going to get busted for drugs. What type of drugs I do not know. I assume pot. I stated that I knew for sure one other County deputy was convinced I was going down. This officer and I have a mutual friend. One afternoon after the friend left my house after a visit this deputy pulled him over and stated “that house you just left is going to get busted”. I thought the officer had mistaken my house for a house on the next block that did get busted. I knew for a fact that I wasn’t doing anything to get busted for.
I am not a writer, I have a GED. I quit high school in 11th grade because I was terrified that speech was a require class and I get so nervous that I literally can not stand up and talk to people I don’t know. My cheek starts twitching, that’s just me. Maybe because I was bullied by big brother, I don’t know.
I will take the short end of the stick every time to avoid and confrontation. I bought my property in 1995, raised a son to be a fine productive member of society with no financial or emotional support from his father whom I was married to for 13 years. Never questioned my ability to use my talent to pay my bills and support myself and acquire the American Dream.
I had much more success in doing so depending on myself than with a husband. I rebuilt the existing home on my property and rebuilt the garage into an upholstery shop. I had an outstanding reputation for the quality of my work and was never without a job on deck. I am self taught at many skilled crafts. I chose upholstery so I could work from home as my son a had rare serious health condition from the age of 6 through young adulthood.
I am writing this in part due to the media attention to bullying that has been so relevant lately. I am well educated as to the duties and responsibilities of Cities to the citizens and the procedures that citizens are to follow when an issues arises pertaining to new construction and property redevelopment. My Grandfather and father both were employed by a neighboring City. My father’s position was titled Street Commissioner, this was in the 60-80s. This was also the time when States, Counties and Cities adopted the uniform building codes.
These codes are now international and have been for quite some time. One of the main purposes for these codes is to minimize the number of lawsuits filed by neighbor against neighbor. The position of Street Commissioner has now been phased out and larger Cities use City Planners to oversee property issues. Smaller Cities as mine appoint a council member to be building administrator. The administrator has specific duties to ensure building codes are compiled to by the builder the first step is for the administrator to issue a permit. The builder signs the permit prior to any work to be done. The builder notifies the administrator when t the project is complete. The administrator goes to the property and physically measures, checks a list of things to ensure the builders has complied to all regulations. If the project is compliant the administrator signs the permit. If the project is not compliant the administrator does not approve (sign) the permit until the property is brought up to code. The administrator signs the permit and then issues a certificate of occupancy. Residents are then free to move in an live happily ever after…..
- Did I mention that the permit for the neighbors property was signed by the administrator but not the builder?
- Did I mention that the neighbor admitted to applying chemicals to my property without my knowledge?
- Did I mention the City applied chemicals to my property without my knowledge or without a licensed applicator to do so? Or without following the EPA rules for posting and every other rule regulated by the EPA?
- Did I mention that I developed a severe skin condition from the chemicals?
- Did I mention that when I requested both parties not to apply anything to my property they became more aggressive?
- Did I mention that my entire body was raw, I could not bare to wear clothes for the entire 2 years this continued on a weekly basis?
- Did I mention that I was so sick that the pastor of the church went to City hall to make a payment on my water bill and the clerk told her that the payment had to come out of my pocket?
A civil court judge told him that I had the right to enjoy my property. He physically enter my property accompanied by a cop and moved some landscape timbers I had place in a desperate attempt to kept the chemicals off me. The County Attorney told me he frankly didn’t care.
I am now physically disabled. I live in a 12′ camper that I borrowed from a friend behind my sons house. My credit score when this began was 760. Now I can’t even open a checking account to deposit my $660 p/m SSI disability check. I have a 3 year backlog of work from when I first got sick.
Oh yeah this neighbor sued me in civil court for loss of enjoyment of his property. Then he offered me 2 ridiculous out of court settlements. To sum it up. I am a victim of bullying. I have been tortured and the condition is chronic.
I need some answers to why this happened. I have information that the public has the right to know about the Lee County Task Force, County Attorney, Retired Officer, Psychopath Council member and criminal city officials. Are you or your colleagues scared to ask questions or are you reporters of the news?
In the Heartland-Government lead Terrorist Group used chemical weapon to eliminate US civilian. The use of chemicals in the manner which they were used in the attack against me was ongoing terrorist acts. Be it written law or not. I know I personally felt terrified. I continue to feel unsafe. I actually believed at the time they would burn my house down with me in it. The Feds have been as much as co conspirators. An agent used tax payers money to travel to my location, after 14 months, his intent was to review my hard copy evidence. He arrived announcing he had no intention of reviewing any evidence. He asked that I tell him the story. I received a letter two hours after he left from Washington DC headquarters advising that the agent had determined no violation of Federal law had occurred. The point is that two hours is not time to get a letter from the departure to the local hub of the post office. This agent clearly had predetermined his decision without any evidence provided by me. I received a letter from him saying as much two weeks later. It does not take a law degree to know that private property rights are Federally protected or that evidence based on hearsay is not evidence admissible to a court. Yet I am the only one who knows about these shenanigans because I have no opportunity to submit my evidence to any authority. A trespassing complaint complied to and enforced would have prevented my ongoing pain and suffering. To allow local government to use terrorist acts against a civilian is unconscionable. I have publicly stated that I am not going to be the only victim of this serious criminal act for the purpose of personal financial gain. Thank you for listening. Give me a day in court or an AR-15. This is exactly why civilians need assault rifles. https://poisonedbymyneighborfromhell.com
Dear Senator Grassley,
I have been corresponding with your assistant John Kaufman since 2006. He advises me that you are aware of my complaint. John has through the years advised me of several things that did not materialize as he said it would. My complaint is that my local government officials used chemicals unlawfully applied to my private property with intent to cause me serious injury or death. The chemicals were applied by a neighbor who purchased his legally nonconforming lot from the Mayor. He illegally redeveloped the property causing nuisance drainage, loss of value and structural damage to my property. My complaints to the building administrator were ignored. His duty to address my concerns were refused. Instead this neighbor’s brother, a County Detective, with an obvious conflict of interest began acting as a city building authority. This County officer had no authority or jurisdiction to act as any official in this City. The actual building administrator continued issuing this neighbor fraudulent building permits. As expected when this neighbor went to get his redevelopment recorded on the County plat map, it was rejected.
It was at this time he, along with the City officials and the County attorney determined his remedy was to eliminate me. With the addition of my property added with his he would be in compliance with State building code.
He began applying chemicals to my side of the 300′ common boundary in spring of 2005. I developed a “rash” on my shins at this same time. I had owned my property for ten years, I have never had any type of “rash”, never so much as poison ivy. Through the advice of a dermatologist and the process of elimination it has been determined the “rash” was caused by the chemicals my neighbor had exposed me to. I requested him to stop, asking for an incident report from the police chief. The neighbor would not stop. I received an incident report 16 months after the initial exposure. By this time the “rash” had developed into a severe skin condition. It was unbearable to simple wear clothes. I was completely unable to function from what had become a full body condition of eruptions on my skin. I researched the chemical and it did have a history of being known to cause rashes on peoples skin. In this case I was exposed intentionally by this neighbor in which I had no control. I requested the City and the County attorney file a trespassing complaint against him on my behalf. They refused stating they did not believe in neighbor against neighbor complaints. A double standard as I was criminally charged by the City and the State on fabricated laws and ordinances. This was an attempt to cause me financial harm. The chemicals had already rendered me unable to work. I was an upholsterer. The eruptions constantly caused random bleeding from my hands and arms. If I could have worked I could not afford to get blood stains on clients fabric. I was living on money borrowed from friends. Prior to this chemical exposure I was ready to semi retire. I had excellent credit rating and felt financially stable enough to be more selective in the jobs I accepted. I was referred to an attorney. He was briefed on my case by the person who referred him to me. When we met we both understood that the liable party was the city. It was the city who issued the fraudulent building permits. It was the city who refused to stop the trespassing with chemicals on my private property. It was the Mayor who stated on public record that the builders signature on a building permits alleviates the cities liability. At that time I presented one of the building permits issued by the city to this neighbor with no signature. The mayor had no response. There are many similar incidents where the officials implicate themselves on public record.
I have never needed an attorney or had any experience in a courtroom. I paid my attorney at our first meeting the amount he needed to file a complaint against the city. He advised that we would sue both the city and the neighbor, adding that the city is where the money is. I submitted my witness list to him. He was impressed, stating that my witness list is “compelling in itself”, that they are “experts in their own right”. I was naive and actually believed an attorney would always have their clients best interest in mind. I have had a significant reality check since then. My attorney had to have gotten a better financial reward from the opposing party. He never filed the complaint but continued to assure me that he did. I get served papers from this neighbor. He is suing me for “loss of enjoyment of his property”. All along the chemicals have routinely been applied to my property. My attorney still misleading me to believe he had filed the complaint against the city advised we would counter sue the neighbor for nuisance drainage. When I advised him of the severe skin condition the chemicals were causing I assumed he would amend the complaint to include damages I suffered from the chemicals. He did not amend the complaint. At trial he did not question any of my witnesses or submit their written affidavits. He did not submit any of the photo evidence that I had been documenting this entire time. Even with my evidence suppressed the judge cited my right to use my property as I wished. He dismissed both complaints. It was on the last day of this civil trial that I asked my attorney about the case against the city. He snickered and told me that he did not want that case. I did not understand why he would deceive me in this way. I understand now that he was a co conspirator with the opposing party. I did feel a sense of relief knowing that the judge ordered my right to use my property as I wished. That was a false sense of relief. The chemicals continued to be applied to my property without pause. I had lost my eyesight by this time. I could not read or recognize people. Only by their voices could I know who was around me. The vision loss was a result of the massive amounts of steroid injections administered by the ER at the local hospital. The steroids would offer me fifteen minutes of relief, that fifteen minutes helped me want to stay alive and regain my health. During this time I contacted you though John Kaufman. First he gave me specific direction as to where to send my evidence. I recall it was the Davenport office with ATT. Penny. I submitted that large envelope of evidence and never heard another thing about it. Sometime later, in a state of dis pare I contacted you again. I signed another authorization for personal information and was advised that you requested an inquiry on my behalf from the FBI. You advised me that the FBI would contact me. I waited five years, Senator Grassley. No FBI ever contacted me. The chemicals continued in a more aggressive manner as my health deteriorated. I contacted you again. Again you advised me that you would request another inquiry on my behalf. You again advised me that the FBI would contact me. You advised me to “be patient” it “takes time”. Another five years passed and no FBI contacted me.
One afternoon a County sheriff’s officer who was aware of the situation stopped by my home. He advised me that this neighbor had no intention to stop applying the chemicals to my property. The neighbor had to acquire my property or the court would order him to bring his structures into compliance to State building code, or remove the structures and return the lot to its existing condition. Having no protection of the law I had only two options that would eliminate the chemical exposure. One would be to commit a criminal offense myself or I could flee and seek compensation when and if I regained my health. Staying at my home was certain death. I fled homeless, blind and with a severe full body skin condition.
I am still waiting for an investigation into my case. I contacted an agent though the County Sheriff. Against my gut knowing he had a conflict of interest with the opposing party.
The agent took 14 months to come to my home. The purpose was specifically for him to review my evidence. He arrived announcing that he had no intention of reviewing any of my evidence. He advised me to verbally tell him my story. I protested. I attempted to point out the violations of Federal law that have been committed against me. Such as violation of my private property rights. He did not recognize that as a violation of Federal law. In fact he was not interested in what I was telling him. He seemed lethargic. He was steady checking the time on his wrist watch. He gave me 2 1/2 hours to tell him a story that took a student lawyer the better part of three days to review the evidence I have documented in this case. Two hours after this agent left my home I receive in my mailbox a letter from the Washington DC headquarters a letter signed by Deputy assistant director JC Hacker. The letter stated that the agent had determined no violation of Federal law has occurred. This investigation was a fraud. this agent did not interview any of my witnesses, he did not interview my Dr. He did not look through financial records for a payment of a bribe. It is not possible for an agent to send a report to Washington DC, and an assistant director to get a decision back to me in Iowa in a period of two hours. This agent pre determined his decisions based on false information the County Sheriff gave to a third party. Several weeks later I received a letter stating as much of the same.
You advised me to document everything. I did that Senator Grassley, the part that has not been done is a competent authority to review my documented evidence.
Attached is a heartfelt letter I sent to the FBI Omaha division. Still nobody responded, this was soon after your last request for an inquiry. These actors will not go unpunished. In a case of crimes against humanity and torture there are no Statute of Limitations. Senator I am giving you this one last opportunity to do your job and follow through on what you have the power to do.
If I do not get a response in a timely fashion I will accept the fact that you have given your permission to take the law into my own hands and serve justice myself using my 2nd amendment right. I hope that if this letter is intercepted by one of your staff members they personally hand it to you. You can reach me at 319-520-0253. It is unfortunate that I have not been allowed to talk directly with you. You present yourself as a supporter of Constitutional Rights and support whistle blowers. I pray that you do not force me into committing a criminal offense. I have no criminal history. I do have a paper trail of my contact with you that will be exposed after you let choose to allow a tragedy occur. I would like copies of the FBI reports following up on your requests for the inquiries you requested on my behalf. If there are none then it is clear that no legitimate investigation has been done in this case. I will know when an investigation is being done because I have the evidence supporting my allegations in my possession. Advise the FBI there is no statute of limitation for torture. Advise the FBI that this is a case of cruel and unusual punishment. Advised the FBI that hearsay is not evidence. Advise the FBI and the US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa that they do not have the authority to violated my Federally protected Constitutional Rights anymore that these local government officials did. Hold them accountable for the crimes against humanity they have committed. Good Day Senator.
My Doctor says “I am pioneer of the effects Roundup by Monsanto can cause to the human body after being intentionally exposed to the chemical for over five years on a routine basis.
A previous request for a hero. No authority responded to the letter. The FBI claims I did not contact them until much later. As a citizen I assumed that when my US Senator advised he requested an inquiry into my case I expected the FBI to respond. The FBI never did respond to the two inquires Senator Grassley made on my behalf. Apparently they have no record of this and many other letters I wrote to the FBI.
To: Omaha@ic.fbi.gov<Omaha@ic.fbi.gov>; 2-12-2011 10:30 a.m.
To whom it may concern,
In light of the recent tragedy in Tuscon I am writing this to your agency because I understand you do have the authority to investigate my complaint into criminal offenses committed by local state officials. I have followed every procedure available to me in the civil court system. I have legitimate criminal complaints, the fact that my complaints are against those with the duty to prosecute and file all criminal cases. Unless you can provide me with information as to how I can access the criminal court and file a complaint of perjury and contempt of court against without the assistance of the County Attorney I will proceed on my own. If I can only access the criminal court system though the County Attorney then I want to file a Federal complaint against the County Attorney and local law enforcement officers for intentional negligence, official misconduct and any other charges that may apply. Due to the fact that I call by telephone locally but can receive long distance telephone I am requesting that one of your agents call me at 319-473-2729. At times my telephone is temporarily unavailable until I can get in to town an reactivate it. I have over 400 documents of evidence due to the fact that the criminal attack on me has been ongoing and continuous beginning in 2005. I am also requesting to correspond with only 1 investigator because I am very timid and it is very difficult for me to speak openly with a complete stranger. The documents and photos evidence is contained in an several 3 ring binders by date of event. I have some basis questions I would like to know if you have ever heard other cases similar to what I have experienced. For instance the EPA field investigator advised me that what the City did with chemicals to an easement in the manner in which was done to my property was “unheard of”.
A couple questions for you. Have you ever hear of a case in which when I contacted the county attorney in reference to the contempt of court violation his response was “I frankly don’t care what Judge ____. ruled”.
Have you ever know of a case in which a pastor went to City Hall to pay on my water bill her payment was not accepted. She was told that the payment have to come out of my pocket. She expressed to me that she became irate when she was told that. She stated that she recognized at that time the degree of oppression I had suffer. She was treated so disrespectful, absolutely unacceptable behavior of the City officials.
Please, I believe my case is the most brutal and vicious that has ever occurred in the Country. If you can find one that is comparable I desperately need to see it. I am sure I will find comfort knowing that I am not the only person that has suffered severely at the hands of local government officials extreme continuous criminal, unethical and immoral behavior. These are dangerous individual capable of causing the death of another human being. I don’t know if I can handle the emotional turmoil inside of me. At what point does a person decide his only option is the 2nd amendment. How can you help me get justice for the crimes committed against me?
I have evidence of numerous serious criminal and unethical acts against me. The following describes the most physically and mentally damaging. This was an act of domestic terrorism. Apparently according to the State officials the only office with the authority to represent my Constitutional Rights is the County Attorney. According to the information on your website you have authority to investigate my local government officials. I am requesting an investigation based on my evidence and witnesses that support my allegations. The evidence that this chemical is toxic and was also unlawfully applied by the City comes from an investigation by EPA. Evidence supporting other offenses including arson, knowingly making false statements, defamation, harassment, perjury, contempt and document fraud. All of which are by admission of the offender and indisputable. The witnesses on my behalf being immediate family members or fellow law enforcement officers. The repercussions have proven to be severe to those who have attempted to speak on my behalf. This County has a history of corruption that has only been exposed by outside sources. I believe my life could be in danger.
In May 2005 my neighbor applied chemicals to my property without my knowledge. I then advised him and law enforcement that I had developed a rash and did not want anything applied to my property. I requested an incident report from the police officer. The officer would not give me an incident report or file a complaint against this man on my behalf. The officer stated that he did not want to make the councilman/neighbor mad. He continued to apply chemicals to my property on a regular basis throughout the summer. My rash progressed to a full body skin disorder, causing me to repeatedly seek medical attention at the ER. The pain and suffering was excruciating. I continue to suffer extreme mental anguish because the officer would not intervene. He presented an incident report in Sept. stating that he could not remember what my complaint was in reference to. I told him that I wanted a report based on my initial complaint. A week later he gave me a report with the relevant information. The officer failed to protect my right to enjoy my property. The officer failed to provide me equal protection of the law. That officer was forced to resigned due to unrelated unethical behavior, The new officer hired by the City continued the same type of behavior. The neighbor continued to apply chemicals to my property. My skin disorder continue to progress. I could not work, I could not function. I could not control my emotions. I could not bear to wear clothes. I was in severe pain 24/7. The new officer advised me that I should move. A civil court ruled against the neighbor citing my Constitution Right to enjoy my own property. The neighbor acting in contempt continued to apply chemicals to my property with no concern of being held accountable. I did sell my home and business in an unsuccessful to date, effort to regain any quality of life. I have always been of the opinion that it was the actions of the councilman/neighbor that caused injury to me. But it is the liability of the City and County Attorney due to the intentional negligence. Do you agree that this is a matter of violation of my Constitutional rights? There exists a conflict of interest between the County Attorney and the City preventing any contempt of court proceedings. The evidence and witnesses I have prove without a doubt my allegations. I have been constantly harassed and my complaints ignored. My character has been defamed and these authorities have knowingly made false statements from the beginning of this nightmare,. My allegations are absolutely outrageous but completely true and provable. I have lived in a state of terror with no protection of the law.There has been no investigation into my allegations. In fact, if any outside source would give me the benefit of the doubt and review my evidence and question my witnesses they might conclude that there needs to be more oversight and criminal prosecution of local government authorities. I contacted your office previously when I was clearly in a state of despair and there was no response. Perhaps I was not clear with my explanation of what had transpired. I had severely impaired eyesight that hampered my ability to communicate adequately for an extended period of time. Unfortunately the corrective surgery has not been completely successful and the I can not get further medical attention until April. I have contacted every resource available, with no response regarding my request into an independent investigation of my evidence. Some one needs to be the hero here. I am a victim and a witness of serious criminal acts by local government authorities. Please respond.
— crime (krim) n. ca.1920. An unethical or immoral act against ones fellow man.
I was recently advised of this by an attorney, in fact over these past few years several attorney’s have had similar advice for me.
I have gone to extreme lengths to get the proper authority to review the evidence in my case and to proceed to have justice served.
My case is non typical of any other case in this Nation. The criminal acts committed against me have been intentional. They have been as brutal as a civilian in this Country have ever experienced. The pain and suffering continues to exist from the time my eyes open till the time they go to sleep.
The fact that no Federal authority chooses to prosecute my attackers should not have ever been considered in this case. There are Federal laws on the books that are in place to protect citizens from exactly what has happened to me. These laws are not optional for prosecution. Those who have the duty to investigate and prosecute and have not preformed their duties and just as guilty as the ones who physically attacked my person and property, in my opinion they are more liable. They have provided me with no means of having justice be served. The violations of my State and Federal Rights are not to be violated anymore than those who have attacked me. For any person to be held above the law in serious criminal offenses against another citizen is difficult to understand. I know this neighbor is suffering from psychopathic personality disorder. I know that the other officials were in it for personal financial gain. I know the facts because I was a witness, and I have the documentation supporting my allegations.
To the extent in which I have been violated lets get right to the bare bones. Corrupt local government is a common reality in the entire USA. Generally it does not take the form of intentionally causing physical harm and suffering to an innocent civilian. When Senator Chuck Grassley advised me that he requested an inquiry into my allegations I felt a sense of relief. The Senator has great influence over the Federal Government. He advised me that the FBI would be contacting me. I waited for five years and nobody from the FBI contacted me. I contacted the Senator again, he advised me that he would request a second inquiry on my behalf. He advised me to be patient, it takes time. Another five years pass and nobody from the FBI contacted me.
Have you ever tried to contact the FBI, well don’t waste your time because you are only going to be disrespected and hung up on. You can never get the name of the person you are speaking with and quite frankly the statistics show that they as a whole are incompetent. In my case the same is true. I reached out to an agent through the County Sheriff, I knew he had a conflict of interest, that’s how desperate I was.
During these ten years of waiting for a response from the Senator’s inquiry I continued more advanced degree of suffering. My entire body was reacting to the chemical exposure. I had no choice but to stay at my private property with would have resulted in my death I am sure, or flee to escape the chemicals. I chose the latter believing that at some time I would be compensated for the damages I suffered from the intentional actions of my corrupt local government officials. They terrorized me, I was afraid to go to sleep at night because I knew they were not beyond setting my house on fire with me in it. I know that for a fact. You don’t know that because you have never had the opportunity to read my story.
The Senator still has an obligation to assure my evidence has been properly reviewed, however he has now suggested he can do nothing on my behalf. So to sum up what he did, he requested two inquiries on my behalf. He apparently was never given a follow up report from the FBI disclosing what they discovered in my case. I can tell you what they discovered. They discovered nothing, they have never reviewed the evidence. The agent who I finally got connected with came to my home for the purpose of reviewing my evidence. He arrive announcing that he had no intention of reviewing anything. He later disclosed to me that the County Sheriff had given information (hearsay) to a third party and that is how he determined no Federal law has been violated. I can tell you and most of you know that when it come to telling the truth about any subject a law enforcement officer is the last source you can trust to be honest. I was not privy to the information given to this agent, for the purpose I am sure that I would not have the opportunity to present evidence that he was making false statements. This agent was supposed to be investigating on my behalf. He instead cover up the violations of Federal law committed by corrupt local officials.
Now what options do I have to seek justice in a case that destroyed my life? You know and I know the only resolution I have available for justice to be served. The media has much responsibility for the mass shootings we hear of in today’s world. I can testify that these random shooters are not mentally ill. They have been violated to the degree that they will not allow to be disrespected for one more minute. That is what the media should be reporting before it comes to this extreme.
I have pleaded with the media to publish my story. The local editor has been sent the evidence as it took place by me. He stated that my case looks cut and dry. He is right there is no reasonable justification for the criminal offenses that have been committed against me. But he will not publish my story because he has a good relationship with the County Sheriff and does not want to put that in jeopardy. Should I happen to decide I will not go one more minute being disregarded and disrespected to be a human being I am certain that this local editor will withhold the evidence that has been submitted to him by me.
Protecting corrupt government officials is not in the best interest of them. It takes a tragedy and still they are protected from being exposed as the animals they have become.
The buck stops here. https://poisonedbymyneighborfromhell.com terrorist governments using chemical weapons against civilians happening in the USA today. But don’t tell the general public. Let them put themselves in a life threatening situation, that is in the best interest of all involved, right?
Give me my day in court or an AR-15.
This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).
It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured.
Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.
This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.
This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.
Acts under “color of any law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under “color of any law,” the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.
Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
Is there any question that these laws have been violated through this evidence?
The fact that FBI Agent Reinwart, refused to review my evidence that supports without a doubt my allegations leaves his decision irrelevant. It does not take a graduate of the academy to know that an investigation requires reviewing evidence from both sides of a case. In an email he sent me he admits that he made his decision based on what I verbally told him and what the County Sheriff told a third party. I even submitted evidence that the Sheriff had a conflict of interest with the opposing party. He made his decision based on false statements given by the sheriff. I asked Reinwart to share with me the information the Sheriff had made in his statements. Reinwart refused. Reinwart was supposed to be investigation this case on my behalf. He could not share the false information given by the Sheriff because I have hard copy evidence that would prove the Sheriff was lying. The sheriff knows no facts about this case. Any information he has is based on lies made by the Conlee’s. I can prove multiple counts of perjury made by Conlee in the civil case. AUSA Kevin VanderSchel was lying when he advised me that he had the authority to violate a civil court order. When we have Federal authorities who have no regard to the oath they took to uphold the Constitution its time for the citizens to unite and remove them from their positions. Dirty Rotten Bastards. I have a purpose to speak to the Inspector General. To expose one corrupt government official is small potatoes. I have an entire group of self serving government impostors that need removed from their positions. Hearsay is not evidence. Dirty Rotten Bastards. Private property is never to be taken without just compensation. Reinwart did not possess the knowledge of any Federal law, who is responsible for putting this incompetent individual in his position? He has shown me that he is not qualified to investigate any case regarding Federal law!
18 U.S. Code § 229.Prohibited activities
(a)Unlawful Conduct.—Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly—
(1)to develop, produce, otherwise acquire, transfer directly or indirectly, receive, stockpile, retain, own, possess, or use, or threaten to use, any chemical weapon; or
(2)to assist or induce, in any way, any person to violate paragraph (1), or to attempt or conspire to violate paragraph (1).
(b)Exempted Agencies and .—
Subsection (a) does not apply to the retention, ownership, possession, transfer, or receipt of a chemical weapon by a department, agency, or other entity of the United States, or by a person described in paragraph (2), pending destruction of the weapon.
(2)Exempted persons.—A person referred to in paragraph (1) is—
(A)any person, including a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, who is authorized by law or by an appropriate officer of the United States to retain, own, possess, transfer, or receive the chemical weapon; or
(1)takes place in the United States;
(4)is committed against any property that is owned, leased, or used by the United States or by any department or agency of the United States, whether the property is within or outside the United States.
18 U.S. Code § 229A. Penalties
The Attorney General may bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district court against any person who violates section 229 of this title and, upon proof of such violation by a preponderance of the evidence, such person shall be subject to pay a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for each such violation.
(2)Relation to other proceedings.—
The imposition of a civil penalty under this subsection does not preclude any other criminal or civil statutory, common law, or administrative remedy, which is available by law to the United States or any other person.
(c)Reimbursement of Costs.—
The court shall order any person convicted of an offense under subsection (a) to reimburse the United States for any expenses incurred by the United States incident to the seizure, storage, handling, transportation, and destruction or other disposition of any property that was seized in connection with an investigation of the commission of the offense by that person. A person ordered to reimburse the United States for expenses under this subsection shall be jointly and severally liable for such expenses with each other person, if any, who is ordered under this subsection to reimburse the United States for the same expenses.
18 U.S. Code § 229B. Criminal forfeitures; destruction of weapons
(3)any of the property used in any manner or part, to commit, or to facilitate the commission of, such violation.
The court, in imposing sentence on such person, shall order, in addition to any other sentence imposed pursuant to section 229A (a), that the person forfeit to the United States all property described in this subsection. In lieu of a fine otherwise authorized by section 229A (a), a defendant who derived profits or other proceeds from an offense may be fined not more than twice the gross profits or other proceeds.
(1)General.—Property subject to forfeiture under this section, any seizure and disposition thereof, and any administrative or judicial proceeding in relation thereto, shall be governed by subsections (b) through (p) of section 413 of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 853), except that any reference under those subsections to—
(A)“this subchapter or subchapter II” shall be deemed to be a reference to section 229A (a); and
(2)Temporary restraining orders.—
For the purposes of forfeiture proceedings under this section, a temporary restraining order may be entered upon application of the United States without notice or opportunity for a hearing when an information or indictment has not yet been filed with respect to the property, if, in addition to the circumstances described in section 413(e)(2) of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 853(e)(2)), the United States demonstrates that there is probable cause to believe that the property with respect to which the order is sought would, in the event of conviction, be subject to forfeiture under this section and exigent circumstances exist that place the life or health of any person in danger.
(B)Warrant of seizure.—
If the court enters a temporary restraining order under this paragraph, it shall also issue a warrant authorizing the seizure of such property.
The procedures and time limits applicable to temporary restraining orders under section 413(e)(2) and (3) of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 853(e)(2) and (3)) shall apply to temporary restraining orders under this paragraph.
(c)Affirmative Defense.—It is an affirmative defense against a forfeiture under subsection (b) that the property—
(1)is for a purpose not prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention; and
(2)is of a type and quantity that under the circumstances is consistent with that purpose.
(d)Destruction or Other Disposition.—
The owner or possessor of any property seized under this section shall be liable to the United States for any expenses incurred incident to the seizure, including any expenses relating to the handling, storage, transportation, and destruction or other disposition of the seized property.
18 U.S. Code § 229C. Individual self-defense devices
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any individual self-defense device, including those using a pepper spray or chemical mace.
18 U.S. Code § 229D. Injunctions
The United States may obtain in a civil action an injunction against—
18 U.S. Code § 229E. Requests for military assistance to enforce prohibition in certain emergencies
The Attorney General may request the Secretary of Defense to provide assistance under section 382 of title 10 in support of Department of Justice activities relating to the enforcement of section 229 of this title in an emergency situation involving a chemical weapon. The authority to make such a request may be exercised by another official of the Department of Justice in accordance with section 382(f)(2) of title 10.
18 U.S. Code § 229F. Definitions
In this chapter:
(1)Chemical weapon.—The term “chemical weapon” means the following, together or separately:
(B)A munition or device, specifically designed to cause death or other harm through toxic properties of those toxic chemicals specified in subparagraph (A), which would be released as a result of the employment of such munition or device.
(C)Any equipment specifically designed for use directly in connection with the employment of munitions or devices specified in subparagraph (B).
(2)Chemical weapons ; convention.—
The terms “Chemical Weapons Convention” and “Convention” mean the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, opened for signature on January 13, 1993.
(3)Key component of a binary or multicomponent chemical system.—
The term “key component of a binary or multicomponent chemical system” means the precursor which plays the most important role in determining the toxic properties of the final product and reacts rapidly with other chemicals in the binary or multicomponent system.
(4)National of the united states.—
The term “person”, except as otherwise provided, means any individual, corporation, partnership, firm, association, trust, estate, public or private institution, any State or any political subdivision thereof, or any political entity within a State, any foreign government or nation or any agency, instrumentality or political subdivision of any such government or nation, or other entity located in the United States.
The term “precursor” means any chemical reactant which takes part at any stage in the production by whatever method of a toxic chemical. The term includes any key component of a binary or multicomponent chemical system.
(B)List of precursors.—
Precursors which have been identified for the application of verification measures under Article VI of the Convention are listed in schedules contained in the Annex on Chemicals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
(7)Purposes not prohibited by this chapter.—The term “purposes not prohibited by this chapter” means the following:
Any peaceful purpose related to an industrial, agricultural, research, medical, or pharmaceutical activity or other activity.
(C)Unrelated military purposes.—
Any military purpose of the United States that is not connected with the use of a chemical weapon or that is not dependent on the use of the toxic or poisonous properties of the chemical weapon to cause death or other harm.
(D)Law enforcement purposes.—
Any law enforcement purpose, including any domestic riot control purpose and including imposition of capital punishment.
The term “toxic chemical” means any chemical which through its chemical action on life processes can cause death, temporary incapacitation or permanent harm to humans or animals. The term includes all such chemicals, regardless of their origin or of their method of production, and regardless of whether they are produced in facilities, in munitions or elsewhere.
(B)List of toxic chemicals.—
Toxic chemicals which have been identified for the application of verification measures under Article VI of the Convention are listed in schedules contained in the Annex on Chemicals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
(9)United states.—The term “United States” means the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the commonwealths, territories, and possessions of the United States and includes all places under the jurisdiction or control of the United States, including—
There’s actually a constitutional basis to argue that the federal government should pursue these cases. The Guarantee Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 4, Section 4, provides that the “United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government.” If “republican form of government” is understood to mean a representative democracy with power derived from the consent of the governed, then federal prosecution of state corruption may fulfill this mandate by removing corrupt state officials who either rose to power illegitimately or are using their powers to the detriment of their citizens. The normal political and legal structures within a state may be fine for handling most crimes, but when it comes to political corruption those structures themselves may be impaired. When that’s the case, there may be a role for the federal government.
When Should the Feds Step In?
One reason federal intervention in a state corruption case might be appropriate and even welcome is the presence of a real or perceived conflict of interest among state officials. If corruption exists at a high level in the state government, those who would be charged with investigating and prosecuting it – the state attorney general, for example – may be political allies and close friends of the potential targets. If a city or state is run by a well-entrenched corrupt political “machine” (I’m lookin’ at you, Chicago) it may be unrealistic to expect the local authorities to tackle the corruption among their friends and colleagues. Indeed, the prosecuting authorities in the state may themselves be involved in the corruption.
Another factor in favor of federal prosecution can be the resources available to the federal government. A large-scale public corruption investigation demands a great deal of prosecutorial and investigative time and money. Many state prosecutor’s offices could quickly be overwhelmed by the demands of such a case, particularly considering all of the other state matters they are tasked with handling. Federal prosecutors, with the vast investigative and prosecutorial power of the federal government behind them, are simply better equipped to tackle such a large-scale investigation than their state counterparts.
Prosecutorial resources and expertise are also an issue. Many state and local prosecutors accustomed to dealing with street crimes may have never handled a major public corruption case. Such cases raise complex legal and factual issues concerning things like proof of corrupt intent, not found in more typical state criminal law fare. The U.S. Department of Justice recognized the special nature of political corruption investigations by establishing the Public Integrity Section in 1976, with a staff of attorneys who specialize in such cases and travel the country assisting other federal prosecutors who are handling them. DOJ can bring a degree of prosecutorial firepower and experience to such investigations that is beyond the reach of most states.
The Laws Used to Prosecute State and Local Corruption
Somewhat surprisingly, there are not a lot of federal laws aimed directly at state and local corruption. The principal federal statute covering bribery and gratuities, 18 U.S.C. § 201, applies only to federal public officials. But federal prosecutors have been creative when it comes to putting other federal statutes to work in these cases.
Honest services fraud – perhaps the most popular theory used to prosecute state and local corruption is honest services mail and wire fraud. The mail and wire fraud statutes (18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 1343) apply to use of the mail, phone lines, or wireless transmissions in furtherance of any “scheme or artifice to defraud.” The statutes are routinely applied to the more typical schemes to defraud victims of money or property, such as a Ponzi scheme. But prosecutors also use mail and wire fraud to prosecute state and local officials for corruption, on the theory that the corrupt acts defrauded the public of its intangible right to the fair and honest services of their public officials.
Honest services fraud has been used to prosecute many state and local officials over the past few decades. At times it has been applied to schemes that appeared more politically sleazy or unethical than criminally corrupt, which led to controversy about the potential breadth of the theory. But in 2010 in Skilling v. United States the Supreme Court limited the statute, ruling that it only applies to conduct that amounts to bribery or kickbacks. Even with this limitation, though, it remains an important weapon for federal prosecutors attacking state or local corruption. Honest services fraud was one of the primary statutes used in the McDonnell prosecution, as well as in the prosecutions of New York state legislators.
Hobbs Act Extortion – another common theory is extortion under color of official right under the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951. As I have discussed elsewhere, extortion “under color of official right” has been interpreted by the Supreme Court essentially to be the equivalent of bribery. In the absence of a general federal bribery statute that applies to state and local officials, Hobbs Act extortion is a favorite of federal prosecutors looking at state and local corruption. Along with honest services fraud, Hobbs Act extortion formed the core of the indictment against the McDonnell’s in Virginia, and the same two statutes also were used in the recent indictment of former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Federal Program Bribery – a less commonly used but very powerful law is the federal program bribery statute, 18 U.S.C. § 666. It prohibits theft or bribery by an agent of any organization or state or local government in connection with programs or agencies receiving federal funds. There are certain (and quite modest) minimum dollar requirements involved, but once those are met this statute is a potent anti-bribery tool that can apply not only to state or local government officials but to private individuals as well.
RICO – the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1964, is a statutory behemoth primarily aimed at organized crime. Given the breadth of the statute, however, it is possible to apply it to entities such as a governor’s office, charging that state officials or others conducted the affairs of that office through a “pattern of racketeering activity.” Racketeering activity is defined to include a number of state law crimes, including bribery and extortion. Accordingly, a state law bribery scheme affecting a state or local government, while not violating the federal bribery statute, may be brought as a federal prosecution through the vehicle of RICO.
Debate over federal prosecution of state and local officials reflects fundamental tensions about the proper balance of state and federal power that have existed since the founding of the nation. There will always be some, such as Governor McDonnell’s defenders in Virginia, who will argue that the federal government should butt out and allow the states to handle their own affairs. But as discussed above, there are many reasons why federal intervention may be necessary and appropriate — and if recent developments are any indication, federal prosecutors are not hesitating to jump in.
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