Instead of posting another post on Morgan’s Legacy, I have to take time to honor an amazing woman’s life. Ms. Kathy Ball was a phenom. She lived 97 years and wore many hats but the most intriguing thing is she worked with her husband for the CIA. Her husband H. Kenneth Ball, spent 40+ years serving his country.
Greed exploited this lady. State sanctioned Greed. Ms. Kathy lost her home and her treasures during an unscrupulous witchhunt against her son, Ron, another decorated veteran and a renown author. Ron split with a widow who believed Ron stole from her. She sued him; he filed bankruptcy. She used her influence to bring the Levin wrath on Ron, via State Attorney Russ Edgar and up-and-comer, Taylor Wells. Thomas Williams was involved as well.
I received this email:
This broke my heart. I created his video to aid with her plight-yet no one helped.
After losing everything, Ms. Katherine Ball passed away on Friday. She was 97 years old. Such a great woman. Escambia County loves to take advantage of those that cannot help themselves.
Morgan started his tenure in 2009 and almost immediately got a “big” case. The night that Byrd & Melanie Billings were killed catapulted Sheriff Morgan to the national media stage. This was “the feather” in his cap.
According to Edward Bronson, a media expert retained by the defense. Morgan was featured in 239 articles in the PNJ in reference to the Billings case and Patrick Gonzalez. That does not count the numerous national TV appearances, including the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Bronson reviewed 250 newspaper articles from 2007-2010 mentioning Patrick (Poff) Gonzalez. 11 of those were from 2007-2008, prior to the murders. Here is an excerpt from his report:
The quotes by the sheriff in this case:
“Among his notable achievements during his first term in office,were …His commitment to this level of cooperation and transparency extended to his handling of the investigation of the Billings homicide case in 2009, where, through mutual cooperation with the national media and his exemplary investigative staff, in approximately 96 hours, 7 suspects were in custody and in 118 hours an 8th suspect was arrested.”— www.voteDavidMorgan2012.com
The next serious of news exposure did not portray the Sheriff in such a positive light.
The headlines across the internet this created were phenomenal.
Let’s not forget the “Blue Moon/Witchcraft Case”. Morgan made the prophetic statement that “this is witchcraft” about a triple murder purely on the basis of a Wicca book at the suspect’s home. Colossal rush to judgment. I personally contacted nationally recognized paranormal expert, Michelle Belanger, to comment on this statement of the Honorable Sheriff. She made a video to respond.
I really could go on for days about the attempts of ye olde sheriff to try to bombast everything he can, but I do have other posts on his legacy.
** From the last post, here are the links to Morgan’s financials.
Sheriff David Morgan has changed the landscape of the county of Escambia. After discussing with various people, what they thought the Morgan Legacy looked like, I have compiled many things that Sheriff Morgan has brought to Escambia County. As you may have guessed, this is a multi-part series, as it has been an ever growing list. Please feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. The first sheriff of Escambia County to BECOME a millionaire while in office.
Based on the financial disclosures filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics, the following graphs represent the data reported.
What strikes me are all the properties he purchases with cash (the red figures). Even the custom built home on Copley, he only mortgaged $39K on the $50K property and complete build of this home. How many people do you know that have bought ONE property with cash? Or better yet how many civil servants have you heard of that became millionaires without a significant lifestyle change? Morgan had rental properties prior to being sheriff. He makes $152K a year as his primary job. How did he acquire so much cash and/or property?
The phrase, “God helps those that help themselves”, is thrown around liberally without much thought put into the sentiment. In the last few days, I have been wrangling with this saying anything about this video. While I believe Chip is the only one who can potentially mitigate the damage done internally to the ECSO, he also disappoints me greatly. I know that he knows the story and still chose to make the following video:
What the actual fuck is all I could say. You know, sometimes people can’t get out of their own way. That is exactly what this video represents. Having said that, the only thing that can be done is to lay all the cards on the table. So let’s get to work separating the good from the bad, shall we?
Everyone, at some point, in life has to make a choice that defines them. This is the time for Chip. The biggest unkept secret in the ECSO is the citizenship status of Alejandra Duda. Some time ago, Sheriff Morgan was told about Ms. Duda being a citizen currently, but she came to the country illegally. Her parents used a relatives name and social security number to get her into school. Ms. Duda, married, divorced, bought property under the fraudulent social security number. She did so in a couple of states prior to becoming a citizen.
Deputy Ray Briggs did an investigation on this when it came up, years back. He took these finding including a video of Duda telling the tale of her illegal immigration to Sheriff Morgan. Briggs was told to bury it and after maintaining a copy of the investigation, Briggs did just that. This was the end of the issue, until other employees saw the Latina getting preferential treatment. The bigger office chair…..a new car.
Others have come to Chip to tell him of this situation. However, Chip claims that after talking to people, he was assured the feds simply merged the fraudulent social into the new legal social and all is good.
Now when I heard that, I busted out laughing. But I did ask people “in the know” who assured me this doesn’t work that way and it could be no further from the truth. ICE doesn’t merge illegal socials into legal ones. And the fact Chip is not looking any further should concern everyone.
He is now an accomplice and by releasing this video, puts himself in the position to be blown away. Enemies of his could easily detonate this bomb and there is no plausible deniability here. This woman has defrauded the United States. And Chip’s ignorance of the details, by his own choice, is not a legitimate defense. He knows this is wrong but he chooses to stick his head in the sand. This just confirms the Morgan legacy of lying and covering things up is going to continue.
Put this all on top of the rest of the things Chip has let slide.
No one was punished for the incomprehensible neglect of the Jadekiss case.
No one was punished for the destruction/tampering of evidence in the Manning Case.
Employees that are clearly sabotaging the agency and the community sit in comfortable chairs, drawing a salary. I know I’ve heard this will all take care of itself in January, but that is extremely naive to think that anyone will look at the what will be long past cases to review. But what Chip doesn’t understand is that the good people hanging on til January, see these other people who are NEVER held accountable. Hell, I’ll say it; if following the laws or rules is optional, why the hell is there a sheriff’s department?
As someone who sees both candidates for who they are, Escambia is screwed with either choice for sheriff. I am extremely underwhelmed by Chip.
Chip, as I have said MANY times, what is your stand? Let the criminal acts depicted in this video continue, in the hopes that one of your political enemies doesn’t take this particular case, you have flaunted in everyone’s faces, and run to ICE, DOJ or the FBI or are you going to do the right thing?
After filing yet another public records complaint with SAO over public records hijinks regarding the ECSO/Billings emails that I have been trying to get for the better part of 5 years, I got an unequivocal “go fuck yourself” from Bill Eddins today.
I resubmitted the following complaint after syncing up the emails the emails from PBA to my public records requests.
Then another wonderful conversation today with a lady at the clerk of court. Apparently, Morgan has not only not used ANY LET money on anything but political capital, apparently, the other expenditure codes have been deleted as working budgetary codes. There no longer is a subsection for Investigations, Equipment, Promotions, Other Services, etc. Morgan is using general funds to pay to return fugitives and exploit the seizure fund for the designated purposes, for upgrade equipment, the expenses used to process future LET forfeitures.
So not only is he asking for forgiveness rather than permission to spend the money on political capital, he is not even pretending to use it for the appropriate purpose. Why doesn’t the SAO care?
While everyone has been focusing on the COVID chaos, criminals march on in their pursuits. Namely Sir David Morgan. Over the last few months, Sir David has been putting the word out that he wants to be the Mayor of Pensacola. I know how absurd it sounds to the lay person. I, for one, chuckled until I verified that it was true.
And as a lame duck sheriff, Morgan has donated to his pet LET organizations in a huge way.
And he even flaunts his refusal to follow statute. He requests for the BOCC to REIMBURSE him for funds he spent before he got approval. And since none of these organizations are being forced to show they spent the money properly, like every other state and federal agency requires, they may as well all be payment for support of Morgan’s mayoral run.
It’s funny because UWF was whining about being asked to repay money after the Auditor General found they didn’t spend the money correctly. In another article, from the PNJ, it is reported:
That is what is supposed to happen. Pam Childers as the Comptroller of the County is supposed to make sure all monies are spent appropriately, but as we’ve seen, Ms. Childers either doesn’t take her job seriously or she doesn’t care about the law. She’s become the unwitting or maybe willing co-conspirator in Morgan’s financial misappropriation. Who’s to enforce that law? Certainly not Eddins.
For years, when people told me about the crap that happened in Escambia County on a daily basis, they would say it was “back room deals”, “favors for friends”, “a show of good will”, but all those things are just sugar coating for what really was happening—CORRUPTION.
One definition of corruption is:
An actdonewith an intent to givesomeadvantageinconsistentwithofficialduty & therights of others.
Dishonest or illegal behaviors, especially by people in positions of power or authority.
Impairment of moral principal, virtue, or values.
It always surprised me the reluctance to call corruption by name. It really doesn’t matter what label you put on it, the act is what it is. One of the worst forms of corruption is not the quid pro quo; it is the lack of accountability for those who abuse the system. That holds potential liability for everyone. Knowing of a wrong, failing to act, is abetting and aiding in the commission of a crime. This means the people “in the know”, who fail to act become just as legally culpable as the person committing the misdeed. This is the foundation of RICO. This is systemic or organized criminal endeavors that others allow to continue.
A good example of someone who should be charged with public corruption is a high level law enforcement officer, who has been given information about a crime within his agency, a federal crime of interstate fraud and identity theft by a naturalized citizen. This person married, bought property in various states under a relatives social security number. She obtained employment and ultimately became a citizen but because of the crimes she committed, her citizenship is not valid. The citizenship oath taken outlines the fact citizenship can and will be revoked if any illegal acts were committed prior to naturalization. So when this law enforcement honcho finds out there is more than smoke in this case and fails to dig any deeper to prevent finding the mess behind the green card, he is guilty of abuse of power. Legally speaking, because of his oath, he is obliged to act if he suspects a crime to have occurred even if this is his favorite employee. That is his duty. Yet this person WILL fail to act. This is CORRUPTION.
Now we all know the master of the game of corruption, Sheriff Morgan, is most adept at manipulating money. He should be since it is said he first started in the military, hence his refusal to produce his military record or obtain security clearance to work with the feds. Giving him the ability to buy political power or capital via the LET money, he keeps manipulating the process. No one seems to care–least of all Pam Childers. She doesn’t know how the process works, nor does she know the true meaning of the law. Ms. Childers informed me the Sheriff did not have to follow the statute regarding LET funds because Eddins said they came to an agreement. Can’t make this shit up…..
I will get back to the LET Fund later and yes, there are more sketchy payments, despite the BOCC supposedly overseeing spending.
What I want to discuss now is the $30K computer/software purchased by ECSO for Eric Haines to have in computer crimes. This should scare the hell out of everyone Haines has in his crosshairs. This set up is for the purpose of pursuing pedophiles and he is being trained to “white hat” hack. While the computer crimes department is made up of Haines and one other person, isn’t it possible that he can create a backdoor to this new toy he has? We all know that he has targeted people in the past and now with these resources and permission to troll, what could possibly go wrong?
But according to an inside source, Morgan agreed to this as a promised perk when Haines “self-demoted”. So now Haines, officially, can spend 8 hours a day, on the county’s dime, to terrorize law abiding citizens he doesn’t see eye to eye with. Citizens beware!!!!!!!!!!!
*My apologies in the delay of this post. A few personal things got in the way. With no further adieu…..
Credit Card Theft
Merely two months after Heather DeLorme’s acquittal on grand theft charges from her previous employers Robby & Tanya Underwood, on August 25, 2017, Tim Duggins and Dan Thornton filed a report with ESCO sheriff’s department alleging that Heather had used the Duggins company credit card for personal use. Heather insisted she was given permission to do by Jessolyn Duggins. The amount of the alleged unauthorized charges was under $1,200.00 between May 24, 2017 and August 23, 2017. Officer Barragan and Investigator Harry Kilpatrick opened an investigation and Heather is arrested for petit theft on November 15, 2017.
So the first question that needs to be asked is :
1. How did Tim Duggins already have the video surveillance photos of a woman matching Heather’s physical description using the his credit card at Walmart and Walgreens when he made the report to Harry Kilpatrick? These stores do not just give surveillance tape to civilians. It takes intervention from the police to obtain.
Being absolutely blindsided by this arrest and having been battling for 2 straight years, in November 2018, Heather DeLorme enters a plea for Organized Fraud for $750K ie RICO charges and is sentenced to 5 years in State prison and 15 years of probation. The amount of $750K is for further fraud that was alleged after her initial arrest.
Fast forward to June 2020. Jessolyn Duggins, daughter of Tim Duggins and her girlfriend, Alyson Caperton are arrested for grand theft, scheme to defraud, using a computer with intent to defraud, money laundering in excess of $100K from Duggins Supply.
They are accused of stealing $450K from September of 2017 to July of 2019. As we saw from Heather’s arrest report her theft is supposed thru August of 2017. So the very next month, Tim Duggins’s daughter decided to pick up where Heather left off? Or is it possible that Heather was set up to take the fall to cover the theft of Jessolyn and Alyson?
Certainly appears someone should have investigated this case better to look at the books prior to Sept. 2017.