For Baxter, truth is inconvenient

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Good Old Kevin Baxter can sure spin things away from truth whenever he wants, and a recent letter to the editor is a perfect example. Old Kevin made serious objection to a recent Register editorial critical of his office for issuing a flawed warrant that delayed the arrest of a child rapist.

The man was arrested "just 37 days" after an indictment was returned by a grand jury, Baxter says. I don't know about you, but even 37 days is too long for a child rapist to be free and on the loose. The man was accused in August 2006 and arrested by U.S. Marshals in late December that same year, so the actual delays were much longer than Baxter's spin. And local officials never lifted a finger to make an arrest after the flawed warrant was finally issued.

Baxter ignored repeated requests for documentation on the case and, when questioned directly about it on two seperate occasions, he stared back with a glassy-eyed look and feigned ignorance on the entire topic. How convenient. Play dumb when it serves you, Kevin, and then be filled with righteous indignation when you get called on your shortcomings.

Baxter also ignored written requests for the information, and for information on other flawed warrants that might have resulted in at least one other child rapist getting a free pass in Erie County. There are plenty of examples, but Baxter's abnormal need for secrecy keeps most under the radar.

And Baxter is quick to dump on his best buds whenever he gets put on the hot seat, including pointing the finger at the sheriff or deputies, or old best old bud county commissioner Tom Ferrell Jr. Kevin also will blame city officials for their shortcomings if that helps Kevin's cause. Kevin covers Kevin's butt -- and every other good old boy's behind -- as long as it serves Kevin.

It's time to cut the crap. You cannot fix a problem if you deny it exists, and when the sheriff's office has more than 800 outstanding warrants -- with serious felony crimes getting lost in bureaucracy -- there must be something wrong with the system.

If anyone is misrepresenting the facts, Kevin, it's you.

Comments

Anonymous

Sorry my mistake. I meant--Did you ever stop to think that all this corruption going on in OHIO and the OHIO COURTS is NOT going unnoticed.

Anonymous

To RE Thought,
I have no doubt that the FBI knows alot about alot of people, but in the true sense of things doubt even they have enough man power to watch every single thing every single one of us do.

I for one don't want to risk it and think we should collectivley start writing letters to the same place in requards to this mess.

The kids I told you about that were railroaded out of their fathers estate for 10 years and giving said drug addict full reign to dispose of everything but the house has written a letter to the Attorney Generals Office.

It is pretty clear that that office isn't in the GOB network as it wasn't used for free in the Neusee ( sp?) report.

I'm sure they too would know the proper body of FBI to also turn this new evidence into with possible linking to any Cuyahoga or Lorain County investigations.

Watch out Kevin! The only way out now is to set Several offices on fire to destroy evidence. And then how do you know for sure none of your GOB's don't have some private stash at home to protect or use at their own timing against you to save or better their own A&&es?

Other things I'm noticing here on a repeated scale.....

#1 This office and Associates have a problem putting child molesters away!

#2 This office and Associates have their own way of the law in reguard to higher players in the drug world.

#3 This office and Associates only give low drug offenders a slap on the wrist.

#4 This office and Associates Do not provide a speedy court hearing on anything, but instead have the defendants return to court over and over again, then most final court dates are schedualed after the defendent has run out of money for counsel.

Or is it just me?

Anonymous

The Attorney General's office will tell them they have to go through the County Prosecutor and we all know where that will go. (but then this was told to me back when Marc Dann was still there)

As for #4 that is part of the dirty FIX the Erie County Court, the lawyers and I'm sure Baxter plan out. The Court will keep dragging it on and on until the people run out of money or get tired of it and call it quits. The Court will THEN schedule a final hearing with FULL KNOWLEDGE that there will be no LAWYER PRESENT, which means the Court can say and do any unlawful thing they want and get away with it. Do the people you know have a transcript of the final hearing in which Tone would not allow them to show their evidence? If not, they should get a copy of it. Chances are its been ALTERED in some way. The Erie County Probate Court is known for their illegal bull...

Anonymous

I LIVE IN HURON. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT DENNIS MURRAY'S BROTHER IS GOING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASKING PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR HIM.......NOT.

Anonymous

re I knew them when wrote on Oct 4, 2008 2:20 PM:

You speak the TRUTH. This is the way that it is in Ohio. The AG will only answer to the county prosecutors. I was told that it is in the Ohio Constitution. Isn't it odd that the AG and also the state auditor wants your votes but will not answer to the voters?

The 88 state prosecutors have a good thing going. If they cover for local corruption, they WILL NOT call in the AG. Baxter and Mulligan know that they have a good thing going for them.

Anonymous

Hearings? What hearings? Ohio Law states that ALL PARTIES must be present at any hearings. My brother and I never got to attend ANY. We were told to stay in the waiting room while the attorneys had their sneaky behind closed door hearings with the judge. Other hearings THEY MADE SURE WE WEREN'T EVEN NOTIFIED OF. These unethical dirt bags are going down. I reported everyone of them to the State Bar. Who in the HELL do these judges in this county think they are anyway? Who in the HELL does Baxter think he is? It shouldn't have been MY problem that my mother's Erie County attorney drafted up a new POA when my mother was totally incompetent so some crook Lorain County attorney could hide it in Lorain County. They also drafted up a FRAUD WILL and it's signed by TWO ERIE COUNTY JUDGES. And THAT'S why they didn't want my case in Erie County. They also allowed the Lorain County attorney to illegally transfer my mother's property (that was part of a Trust) by falsely stating on a Quit-Claims deed that the FORGED POA was on file in the Erie County Recorder's office and you can bet BAXTER is the one that allowed it. And all of that doesn't even include the fraud pulled off by a local insurance agent and a local bank who changed a Trust by falsifying records and forgery. Evil scum bags. People don't have to sit back and take this SH$$!

Anonymous

I don't believe that a county prosecutor can do any illegal thing he wants and there's NOBODY to report him to.....What? A little county prosecutor in little Erie County is above the law? I don't think so. NOBODY is above the LAW. Also, it is NOT in the Ohio Consitution that the AG will only answer to county prosecutors.....BAXTER'S GOT TO GO!

Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear that you, as well as many others were royally screwe* over by the Erie County Probate Court. Judge McGookey is evil as well as the rest of the crooked judges down there. FYI her husband and brother-law are the attorneys for Citizens Bank. They fix all of the cases that involve the bank. This county really suc%.

Anonymous

Whew! After reading all these comments I must say I agree. The biggest criminals in Erie County are the Judges and Kevin Baxter. You people in Erie County are crazy if you let them get away with it.

Anonymous

A county prosecutor and a Probate Court Judge assisting in fixes pertaining to fraud being committed by area financial institutions is a very serious allegation....

Anonymous

does anyone have any suggestions as to how we as the people can help get these corrupt public officials properly investigated? Who do we need to talk to? Should we circulate a petition?

Anonymous

JUDGES signed a forged Will? Doesn't get much more CORRUPT than that! Who were the JUDGES?

Anonymous

All these allegations about Probate fraud going on within the Court itself including Ejay Baxter's case sure adds up to the fact that it just might be a FIX that nobody ever runs against McGookey and Baxter. I've heard talk about shenanigans in this county for years but I never knew it was THIS bad.

Anonymous

STATED TO A FRIEND OF MINE: "I WON'T GET INVOLVED IN LOCAL POLITICS." SO, WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU?

Anonymous

Start with the State Bar. They investigate Complaints against Prosecutors, Judges, Attorneys and even Magistrates. Since I assume none of you are attorneys you might not be able to explain exactly what was done but you won't have to. That's their job to investigate any complaints of alleged wrongdoings. If you feel you were a victim of corruption in the legal system chances are 9 times out of ten you were.
OFFICE OF DISIPLINARY COUNCIL
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
JONATHAN E. COUGHLAN,Disiplinary Council
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7411
1-800-589-5256

Anonymous

WHY DIDN'T ELSE GET AN INVESTIGATION. IT'S ALL FIXED AND ONE-SIDED, THAT'S WHY.

Anonymous

If the State Bar was fixed and one-sided how come all these attorneys are being disbarred for their CONDUCT? Most recently an OHIO JUDGE was.......

Anonymous

Gee, I'll probably never even get the chance to see Mr. Baxter FEIGNING IGNORANCE because he won't even return phone calls. Nevertheless, I sure have seen the staff of a couple of his GOB judges FEIGNING IGNORANCE. (repulsive to say the least) I even got to witness a couple of his GOB judges FEIGNING IGNORANCE a couple of times (even more repulsive) but not too very often. And that's because they are REAL GOOD at holding their sneaky, illegal hearings behind CLOSED DOORS.

mannie

I feel for you people in Erie County. You elected these crook public servants and now you can't get rid of them.

Anonymous

You say that attorneys are fixing all the cases that involve Citizens Bank. I never knew that. The only one I know about is KEY BANK.

Anonymous

Yes, Citizens Bank is involved in a lot of schemes too. I've been reviewing a lot of documentation from Elsebeth, and boy, she was right on the money. So far, it looks like Krista Harris was initially railroaded because Citizens Bank illegally froze her account. All the records show that the bank did not have a court order, however, they did a favor for Detective Mark Volz of SPD. Afterwards, Krista got wind of what had occurred and hired attorney Oglesby to file a lawsuit against the bank. Therefor, SPD knew that if the bank were sued, they would have to counter-sue SPD because they followed the direction of officer Volz. That is when Krista was initially charged with 3 sham felony theft charges in Sandusky Municipal Court. Now, what is even more unbelievable is the fact Krista should have never even been indicted. Elsebeth has laid the Krista Harris case out perfectly. Hold on I need to print these documents.

Anonymous

I'm not too familar with the Elsebeth case so how did she get sentenced to prison by a Cuyahoga County Judge? What did Cuyahoga County have to do with it? Also if she was disbarred why didn't she have representation?

Anonymous

You sure don't like to return phone calls, do you?
I'm still waiting for an explantion on how a Cuyahoga County Judge could hold a three-hour CLOSED DOOR HEARING with sneaky crook attorneys to CONSPIRE on how to dismiss (or should I say FIX) a case in Cuyahoga County pertaining to FRAUD & CRIMINAL ACTS in an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE.
Wasn't the case supposed to be handled in the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE COURT by the ERIE COUNTY PROBATE COURT JUDGE?
Of course it was........

Anonymous

Mr. Baxter, I would like to know who in the h*ll gave Erie County and some crook Lorain County Law firm (that I never even heard of) the right to transfer the trust property of a seriously ill, totally incompetent resident of the ECCF? Who also gave Erie County & this crook law firm the right to DEFRAUD one of the beneficiaries on that property? And please don't say that the FORGED POA that I found hidden in the Lorain County Recorder's office months after my mother's death DID because we BOTH know that's a LIE.

Anonymous

ERIE COUNTY'S VERSION OF A FAMILY FUED.
An Erie County attorney drafts up a NEW POA and a DIFFERENT Will for his totally incompetent, seriously ill client (who has an irrevocable TRUST with four beneficiaries) The attorney names two of her children her financial POA's without the THIRD child's KNOWLEDGE.
The attorney then switches attorneys on the incompetent client so a crook attorney from Lorain County can hide the forged POA in the Lorain County Recorder office.
The crook attorney from Lorain County then transfers the Trust property of the incompetent client by falsely stating the forged POA HIDDEN in Lorain County is on file in the Erie County Recorder's office.
A local crook insurance agent (and his manager) and a manager from a local bank then HURRY and change all of the seiously ill, incompetent client's Trust contracts. (mostly by falsifying records and forgery) The contracts are changed for the benefit of the MORE THAN RICH 75 year-old stepfather so he in turn can make his stepdaughter (the one that forged the new POA & the different Will) the joint owner on all the criminally changed accounts.
THIS IS A FAMILY FUED?
NO IT ISN'T. WHAT THESE ATTORNEYS, INSURANCE COMPANY AND BANK DID WAS CRIMINAL.

Anonymous

To the person who made the comment about judge McGookey's attorney husband and brother-in-law fixing cases for Citizens Bank. For what its worth I was at the clerk of courts office a couple of months ago. Some attorney came in madder than all get out---something about it being way over 30 days and how Citizens Bank was ignoring his subpoena and avoiding his phone calls. I think he wanted a copy as to the date that the clerk of courts served the subpoena. I heard him say he was fed up with that bank's b.s. and he was going there in person. Wonder if the bank's b.s. had anything to do with McGookey being the judge.....what a rip-off.

Anonymous

The worst thing that ever could have happened to this county and Ohio in general was when that racist Judge from Cuyahoga County got away with that illegal and unfair sentencing of Elsebeth Baumgartner. I mean come on already MR. MOYER and OHIO----this isn't the early 1920's, this is 2008! Have you looked around OHIO and seen what all this "organized crime" going on in the judicial system has come to? The entire STATE has been ruined because of you guys.....

Anonymous

To the comment below at 8:07 AM.

You do speak the truth here. Baumgartner was just another whistleblower that needed to be silenced by the corrupt network. Whistleblowers that try to bring out the truth are silenced all of the time by using various methods such as prison.

Google the name "Caryl Leventhal" who tried to bring out the corruption in the INS. All of these Al-Qaeda sleeper cells in the United States could have been uncovered before 9/11 but those corrupt few in the INS kept the sleeper cells under wraps by retaliating against Leventhal.

Another whistleblower was federal inspector Henry Marshall who was murdered but it was covered up as a suicide. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.c...

http://www.copi.com/defrauding_a...

Watching the presidential debates, I have to wonder why either candidate did not propose a more transparent government and oversight and protection for whistleblowers. Billions of taxpayer dollars are stolen by corrupt individuals in the government. Those Billions could pay for much needed money for medical care. But some say that there is protection for whistleblowers. Unfortunately Judicial misconduct by corrupt judges and prosecutors will overlook any laws that protect whistleblowers.

There is a lot of information about the silencing of whistleblowers on the internet. People need to get informed.

Anonymous

Elsebeth,Krista Harris, and Ejay Baxter are all whistleblowers. Look at what happened to each and every one of them. They all were charged with senseless false charges. I will say this much, lately there has been alot of information surfacing regarding Krista Harris and her charges. It sure looks like she has a sure winning case to prove her innocence on those charges and to sue this county for MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. The main culprit behind Krista's problems is Kevin Baxter. I mean her story should be on prime time news. Everything that I have read regarding those illegally counts in her indictment surely proves that Baxter and company were out to get her and her lawyer. Well, I must say that I commend her as well as Ejay for doing the right thing and not giving up. They have come to far now to stop. It's only but a matte of time before the feds hit Erie county. There only 2 counties away Kevin.

Anonymous

IS THE HEAD OF THE OHIO CORRUPTION AND APPOINTED JUDGE FIX. THE REST ARE JUST HIS N*****S.

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