Best Selling Author Latest Escambia County Corruption Victim

ron clark ball falcon at DuckDuckGo.clipularBest Selling Author, Ron Clark Ball is the newest victim of corruption in Pensacola & Escambia County.  This case was brought to my attention by a trusted colleague who got an anonymous tip about the case. In full disclosure, the details are sketchy. However, the gist of the story is this. Ron Clark Ball was engaged to Rhea Kessler, widow of Dr. Alec Kessler. They had several business endeavors when the romance went sour. Kessler accused Ball of taking money from the business(es). This resulted in a civil suit for against Ball.

This is where it gets dicey. Somehow the law firm of Levin & Pappantonio, who represented Kessler, went to the State Attorney’s office and suggested criminal charges of larceny be made against Ball for the disputed amount Kessler claimed he stole. The political mythology of the “connections” of Levin & Pappantonio seem to prove coincidentally consistent with reality in this case. How many civil cases turn criminaBiography of Author Ron Clark Ball- Booking Appearances, Speaking.clipularl?

Mr. Ball was arrested in November 2015 by a (or perhaps THE) Sheriff and Bill Eddins who personally took Ball into custody. This is another unprecedented action by Eddins, much like when he personally interviewed and obtained an unrecorded confession from Lenny Gonzalez, Sr, in the Billings case. He is an elected official with minions who do this for him. This is HIGHLY OUT OF CHARACTER.

Mr. Ball was bonded out shortly after his arrest, but this was short lived. On a court appearance in February, 2016, Russ Edgar had Ball arrested under RICO violations and revoked his bail. Today, after numerous efforts to have the state produce evidence and motions to compel public defenders to do their jobs, Ball has now been incarcerated 450+ days. Here is a letter written by Mrs. Katherine Ball, Ron’s 93 year old mother to his last public defender. The letter is compelling.

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Here is a Facebook entry, posted at Ball’s request:

May 17, 2017

After being attacked and beaten on Friday, May 12, 2017, my 450th day of indefinite imprisonment at Escambia County Jail, I was again attacked by an African American Inmate on that following Sunday! This was a classic “sucker punch” from an individual half my age. I was knocked out and fell backwards hitting my head on the concrete floor, suffering a concussion.
Coming in and out of consciousness while being taken in a wheel-chair down to the Infirmary. I could tell there was something wrong with the right jaw area as my teeth were not and still are not lined up correctly. I now can’t chew and have difficulty swallowing.
An Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy came in a holding cell at approximately 1:00 am this morning, May 15, 2017 to take my statement, appearing very irritated that I wished to press charges. He said that he saw what had happened on the Video and that I had been “pushed” rather than “slugged”. Such a notion is absurd and a clear lie. That Video must be subpoenaed because I have a swollen right jaw, and a broken molar – hardly possible to have been caused by a “push”. Since I hit the ground with my head, almost exactly in the cranium above the nape of my neck, it would be impossible to do such damage to my jaw from that impact. More cover-up by the jail, no doubt. Being from South Florida, my new lawyer will get to the bottom of this, unlike my previous ones!
What I found most laughable was the fact that after being knocked out, probably with a broken jaw, at least a fracture, it was I that was sent to “lock down” confinement, a small 6 x 10 cell with a toilet and a sink and bars that are shut 24/7, with the exception of 5 minutes each day to shower and 15 minutes
to use the phone. This is my life now, an indefinite imprisonment for 453 days!
I thank everyone for their support. Ron #aclu #prosecutorial
misconduct #abuseofpower #maliciousprosecution #falseimprisonment#corruptstateattorney #tyrannyexistsinpensacola #fakericocharges

 

 

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Bill Richbourg, C’mon Down!

So in the long line of people who cashed in, exploited and turned a blind eye in the Billings case, I want to welcome Bill Richbourg to the cast of characters who should be on the other side of the bars that they put their clients in. Mr. Richbourg could arguably be the most deplorable of the attorneys who rolled over and played dead in this case. Mr. Richbourg was hired by Gary Sumner to represent him. He paid Mr. Richbourg. For 6 weeks seemingly, work was done to further the defense case for Sumner.  But on April 25, 2011, the day set for the jury selection, Mr. Richbourg tells Sumner (as they approach the courtroom) that he could not win this case, Sumner had no option but to take a plea. Richbourg strong-armed a disadvantaged young black man. Then the state had the gall to sue Sumner for the time they wasted for trial.

But the best part here is that Richbourg had an agenda from the onset of representing Sumner. He represented Bud Billings in the adoption fraud suit that somehow left the “stolen” child with the captor. Richbourg organized that circa 1989-90.richbourg clip

Can you say CONFLICT???? Representing a man that is being charged with killing a past client and then tanking the representation? Cheryl Barnes, Gary Sumner’s mother, should be suing this man on Gary’s behalf. Not only unethical, but it rises to level of criminal when he forced Gary into signing away his life rather than actually representing him. Any civil rights lawyers out there should be on top of this.

But the people who failed to do their job in this case is so numerous. Richbourg is just ONE of the highly respected attorneys who dropped the ball.

Tony Henderson forced Lenny Gonzalez into his plea and signed off on the man’s legal mental competence, despite the SSI ruling that states the man has brain damage, dementia, and numerous mental health issues. Also his VAN WAS INOPERABLE. That was a defense within itself, but Henderson managed to negotiate Lenny’s fate which led to his death. Shouldn’t that be beyond malpractice as well?

What about the public defenders who handled Florence & Thornton?  There was a huge case for coerced confessions but they never represented their clients. They took the money  the state paid them and walked those boys into prison.  Now their lives are cast in stone.  Statistics say that uneducated black men imprisoned early (18-25) build “criminal capital”. They turn prison into a community that they are comfortable with, can network in, to feel a sense of inclusion into SOMETHING. It is the same psycho-social phenomenon that draws people into gangs. That is on  Joel M. Cohen (Florence’s public defender),  & Cheryl Alverson (Thornton’s public defender).

Richbourg has a great deal of company in his criminality.  I hope to see them punished just like Eddins, Geeker & Sir David.

 

 

 

 

Just Saying….

So after Mike Thomas was convicted of being a sex offender, the 4 or the 5 deputies that testified as to Thomas’s character overall prior this incident have now become the subject of Internal Affairs investigations for different, very random things since their testimony.

The targeted 4 deputies, according to sources, testified that Thomas was a good cop to their knowledge prior to these charges. The 5th deputy was less definitive about any attributes in Thomas’s past. Apparently, his indifference or lack of positive character testimony neither helped nor hurt the case and left him himself free from retaliation by the vindictive ECSO.

Now this could be coincidental but why hold off 4 simultaneous investigations until the couple of days after the case was over? Surely, if there were questions as to these peoples’ character it might be relevant to their testimony or could these 4 people with 4 different situations become suddenly culpable of these 4 acts within one week’s time? The odds must be astronomical.

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On the same note, a  2 key character witnesses in the most high profile case in Pensacola history got just as lucky. Lonnie Douglas Smith & Tony Eisa testified in Gonzalez Jr’s trial the last week of October, 2010 that Gonzalez Jr. approached them about participating in the robbery. They testified that Gonzalez Jr. was shady and a liar. His character was, in their testimony, that of a person capable of this crime—without a doubt.

Bill Eddins allowed these two men to testify in the trial that took place beginning on 10/25/2010.  Strangely enough, Tony Eisa plead guilty to filing a false police report on 10/12/2010 in Santa Rosa County. SANTAROSA CLERK.clipular

ADJUDICATED GUILTY OF FALSE REPORT TO LAW AUTHORITY 10/12/2010

Damn good character witness.

Lonnie Smith is even better story. After being arrested 2/24/2010, Smith was arrested for heroin trafficking, oxy possession, crack and cocaine possession.

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Now despite the fact there was significant diversity in drugs and the weight of the heroin, after almost 8 months, Eddins decided not to prosecute the upstanding Smith, just in time for him to testify against Gonzalez Jr. Funny, how that works…

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State Attorney, Bill Eddins Too Busy to Address LET FRAUD

Escambia County Resident Clark Yates picked up the gauntlet and sent certified letters out detailing the fraudulent activity of the Sheriff and ambivalent Board of Commissioners to Bill Eddins, Rick Scott and Pam Bondi. This has been done before by myself and many others–never to any avail, but Mr. Yates got a follow-up call from Bill Eddins’s office. Thomas Williams, Assistant State Attorney wanted to meet to discuss the activities of the Sheriff.

On June 7th, 2016, Mr. Yates, Randy Crowder, an investigator for the SA’s office, Thomas Williams and Yates’s attorney, William Kitchen (via telephone) sat down to discuss these the Sheriff’s egregious violations against the people of Escambia County. He brought the Shriners info as well as other DOCUMENTED violations, reviewed by his attorney. These violations are clear and undisputable. Mr. Williams agreed. He told Mr. Yates they had reviewed all the documentation and after obtaining some other records themselves, they had officially opened an investigation. This was to go to Bill Eddins and Mr. Yates would get a follow-up call. This never happened.

Mr. Yates attended Greg Fink’s trial last week.  A farce of an event. Mr. Fink was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of “failure to include electioneering disclaimer” on a flyer. Randy Crowder testified in the case. After giving his testimony, Mr. Yates caught up with him in the hall. He asked Mr. Crowder how the investigation was going into the Sheriff. Mr. Crowder began telling Mr. Yates how many new cases have come into the SA’s office. They had just been covered up.  This is legal speak for “this investigation is at the bottom of the pile”.  

As expected and predicted by many, Bill Eddins would rather run up a hefty tab for a jury trial on a political disclaimer misdemeanor case rather than investigate the racketeering of the politicians on the payroll of the citizens of the county to which he has been ELECTED to serve.

The tree of corruption runs right through the State Attorney’s office.  The Attorney General ignores it and the Governor sloughs it off.

What are the citizens to do?

Historically speaking, the corruption issue is not old news in Escambia County. It is old hat. Maybe we should start thinking of its effects on people. It is a bit like the civil rights movement. The governmental oppressors against the people who are not in collusion with them.  The people of Escambia county have become marginalized. To paraphrase, Martin Luther King,  the nobodiness of the people yields to the eliteness of the officials.

There has to be a call to action!  People need to be aware. 

To spread the word and to show outward support buying and wearing the following t-shirt.

Purge the Scourge

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VMO 2016 #1 Conspiracy to cover up human trafficking

Disclaimer: This is going to be a quasi-organized campaign that I will attempt to do in a chronological order from 2009- present day. However, this is a work in progress and it never fails to surprise me the things this administration has done over the years. New things crop up all the time.

1. CONSPIRACY TO COVER UP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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This is a story I recently covered from 2007 (McNesby/Eddins time). Shauna Newell, a 16 year old girl was kidnapped, drugged, brutally raped by multiple times, and was sold on the internet in a human trafficking ring. How can no arrests be made with all the physical evidence, emails and names of the offenders? There is a paper trail. There are names of the attackers given as well as a thoroughly documented rape kit. NOT ONE PERSON WAS EVER ARRESTED. This is a crime that was gift wrapped with a bow on top yet the Morgan/Eddins/McNesby team could not get justice for a 16 year old girl. If they won’t protect her, why on God’s green Earth would they protect you?

Why You Should Be Concerned Sex Offenders in Escambia County

EDITORIAL: I do not surprise easily, especially when it comes to Sir David; however, I am feeling the physically repulsive & abhorrent abasement this man imposes on this county that he is sworn to protect and serve. I realize some people will read this & chalk it up for my utter disdain for the man but this is merely another story brought to my doorstep that I cannot overlook as an active participant in the human race. This is not just another jab at Ye Olde Sheriff. This unfortunately is true. 

They could be sitting next to you right now. You may have just talked to them. They may have been to your home for dinner and had the manners of Southern gentility with no hint of anything sinister covered by this guise. You may have known them for years and years. You see their faces; they don’t look like “sex offenders” or “pedophiles”. They aren’t always male. If you’ve watched “Criminal Minds”, you have seen that sometimes there are females–girls–used to bait the victim–to make them feel safe. They may look like these people.

They don’t look harmful, do they? Yet each one has been identified as either an accessory to human trafficking for commercial sexual activity, kidnapping and rape.

Notice I didn’t say they were charged, arrested or convicted for those crimes, because they weren’t but each of them has been identified to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, yet their names do not appear in any report. Curious.

When Sheriff Morgan first took office in 2008, HE contacted a Pensacola resident, a young girl who had been kidnapped, drugged, raped & sold in 2006. No arrest was ever made in her case despite her biological evidence, all the physical evidence taken by Sacred Heart Hospital and a detailed account of the people who led her into the house where her nightmare began. No one was interviewed even.

So Sheriff Morgan takes it upon himself to contact this young lady, as her case was nationally broadcast, to sit down and review her case and possibly get some justice for the this young woman. The prior Sheriff, Ron McNesby, only had charges of rape against Shauna’s offenders. The statute of limitations on just rape is 5 years.  Sheriff Morgan was concerned about the statute of limitations passing without getting justice for her. He persuaded her to come into the ECSO. 

Taking Sheriff Morgan’s request in earnest and on face value, this young lady and a friend ventured to the ECSO. Accordingly, she recounted, in great detail, the crimes committed against her, which were substantiated by the photos and lab work taken 2 years prior. She pointed out that the names of the people who conspired, and schemed to victimize her had not been followed up. Sheriff Morgan sympathetically listened and took notes. After much persuasion, this young lady reluctantly turned over the clothes she had worn when she was kidnapped. They hadn’t been collected when she was processed at Sacred Heart nor did the first investigators ask for them. She was smart enough to preserve her clothes in a sealed bag–just in case–there was ever a question or problem with the prosecuting her offenders. She, this young lady, an Escambia County resident, gave the bag to Sheriff Morgan, believing him to be genuinely sympathetic to what happened to her. She entrusted the most powerful law enforcement official in Escambia County with the entirety of her being to apprehend the duplicitous people who had victimized her and were walking free. 

Before she left the ECSO, Sheriff Morgan was then witnessed to taking the sealed bag given him, by a member of his constituency who was brutally victimized, and putting it in the trunk of his squad car. How could this be? Why would he do such a thing? This young lady asked just those questions. She was told no one knew anything about those clothes. They have never been logged into evidence. As part of her therapy, her rape counselor who specializes these cases, requested a copy of the Sheriff’s report from the day the young lady spoke with Sheriff Morgan to verify the details she told him had been accurately accounted for and to understand her case. To her surprise, the details were absent. The report was less than informative. It minimized the incident to more of a frivolous claim.  Kidnapped. Drugged. Raped. SOLD. Now, on paper, is reduced to virtually nothing.

There is a whole litany of questions to be asked. Why would a Sheriff take evidence turned over to him and remove it from the ECSO? Why would it not be logged into evidence? How could a man, a father and grandfather, look at a young lady, listen to her horrific account and intentionally destroy her only chance to get justice? What was his real motivation to have her come in? Was it to recoup the clothes?  Why ask her for all this with no proper report even being written on the encounter? What motives would a man with such power have for re-victimizing a young lady who had her entire life turned upside down once already?  What kind of person could be so incompetent, malicious or callous as to destroy such a strong case for a interstate human trafficking ring? 

Escambia County Officials Complacent in Child Endangerment: The Readable Version

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Erin Ambrose is the starting point because the entirety of the story seemingly circles back to her. She is also the person in this story with the most influence and has the greatest obligation to do the right thing. Her job title and ethical responsibility is higher than the rest and her part in this story is the most egregious. This is not an isolated incident for the State Attorney’s office. They have been more concerned with covering things up rathering than pursuing justice. This is case merely epitomizes what happens on a day to day basis under Bill Eddins and his cronies.

Ms. Ambrose, Assistant State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, is engaged to a deputy by the name of Jason Young (Jason Von Ansbach Young).

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Jason’s brother and soon-to-be best man in his wedding in January is Ryan Von Ansbach Young, an ex-deputy who is married to Mindy Von Ansbach Young, a current Lieutenant at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Von Ansbach Young’s have foster children as well as their own children. Ryan Von Ansbach Young posted bail for his wife’s colleague, Mark Smith on 3/09/2015. This act which had to be known by the Sheriff’s Office due to the hand in hand relationships they have with bailbondsmen. If they did not know, it is because they did not want to know. Having a deputy, Ryan’s wife, subborning the release of a child sex offender, by extension, shows complicity of the entire organization for which she and her family represent. This is also the cavaet that Ms. Ambrose falls prey to.

It is telling that this impropriety and the ability to connect this sort of deviant, sex offender with the people who are supposed to police and cage these monsters. Cozying up with them off the clock shows how little regard they have for the humanity they are supposed to be protecting. Of course, this gives a bad message to all that have knowledge of it. Of course, it de-legitimizes the entire criminal justice system in Pensacola, because cronyism trumps proper handling of criminal cases. This is the downfall of the entire community.

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The malfeseance is that with all these children in their home, the Von Ansbach Youngs, all current or prior law enforcement professionals, allow a sex offender into their home. They allow said offender to come and go freely with children in the home.

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The sex offender, who should not have contact with children is Mark Smith, an ex-Senior Deputy of the Escambia Sheriff’s Office. He is awaiting ajudication currently for multiple counts of sexual battery/rape of children over 16 and under 21, which has been minimized through the State Attorney’s office. Most counts being reduced to misdemeanors, even though there is video evidence of his impropriety as well accounts of sexual misconduct against others that the Sheriff’s dept. refused to acknowledge (See my post “Where’s Gavin?“)

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Coming full circle back to Erin Ambrose, who is SUPPOSED to be an advocate of the children molested, battered and raped by  Walter Thomas and of course Mark Smith, who were both Escambia County Deputies at the time of the offenses.

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The most malicious of the acts in the fact that not only is Ms. Ambrose violating her position as Assistant State Attory by being involved personally with a case she is prosecuting but she is closely entangled in this family that neglects their moral and ethical duties as servants of the county and officers of the court to protect children against exposure to child sex predators. She knows what happens in this close knit family that she is about to become apart of and is aware of Smith’s consistent presence in the home as well as his “access” to the children. That is a conflict of nature that corrupts the entire justice process.

The girls victimized by these sexual predators are not being protected by the system. The system is more interested in covering its ass. In addition to this situation, regarding this same case, Sheriff David Morgan effectively endowed Gulf Coast Kids House with $50K for a new wing AFTER he personally became aware of the abuse of his deputies on children. This was a stop-gap measure to preemptively control the reaction of the Gulf Coast Kids House when the story inevitably became public. These two organizations colluded to sweep this incident under the rug with Gulf Coast Kids House turning a blind eye to the additional victims that may have been affected by the deputies that Sheriff Morgan failed to investigate.

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This is the price of silence in Escambia County. 

A Small Measure of Justice: Bill Eddins Take Heed

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A message to Bill Eddins:
You are next and if I can help it, disbarrment is not the only thing you will get. You should be in a cage like the people you play God over. I’d love to see you in there with some of the people you put away. That’s going to be the real justice.