E-mail to Commissioner Dennis Miller Jr.

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Dear Commissioner Dennis Miller:

I am sorry that we have never had the opportunity to meet, but I wanted to take a moment to urge you to very carefully read the above captioned report. I hope you take the time to do that and question if this was indeed a fair and impartial investigation of the facts, or whether it followed the dictates of an agenda.

I also wanted to mention to you that I met a man at the city commission meeting on Thursday who shared with me his thoughts about this issue and others. He also mentioned he's lived in his home in the 1500 block of Shelby Street for 67 years and said there are eight vacant houses surrounding his home. I drove to his neighborhood earlier today, and sadly, it appears the information he gave me is exactly correct.

I wonder if the more than $40,000 spent so far on the Murman investigation and related expenses would have been better spent to protect our neighborhoods and secure our city's future.

Please feel free to call me anytime. There are a great many other concerns I have regarding this issue, and it would be nice to meet and talk with you about them. Thank you for taking the time to consider my request.

Sincerely,

Matt Westhover

Managing editor

Sandusky Register

Ofc. 419-609-5866

Comments

Anonymous

So you're saying everybody with complaints about Baxter and the system are corrupt?

Anonymous

The racist judge in Cuyahoga County that sentenced EB to 8 years in prison for insulting a corrupt old judge i.e. FIXED CASE tells a 19 year old girl involved in credit card theft how to pick up men by wearing a short skirt and sitting at the bus stop.......that judge sure ain't no LADY....she ain't got no class at all......

Anonymous

The only thing Baxter needs isan opponent! He'd be gone just as Tommy Ferrell will be this November!

Anonymous

Who do YOU think is a LADY? The staff at the Erie County Common Pleas Court maybe........who get generous 30% raises from their bosses (or should I say the taxpayers) as an incentive to keep their mouths shut about the clearly unfair, dishonest and biased corruption going on in this county?

Anonymous

high school s*cked...all the hot chicks were stuck-up, all the guys were preppy-jock a**holes. there were a small group of cool people, but, the majority, like i said, were stuck-up b*tches, and preppy-jock a**holes, that all acted as if you were just a nobody....hmmm, kind of like adult life....isn't it ironic, don't ya think?

Anonymous

More and more teens are having more and more difficulty paying attention to things. They are easily distracted. The reason the driving age should be raised to 18 is to give the kids more time to develop the ability to multitask (ie, watch their speed, watch the road, watch the side of the road, not drive, talk on the phone or text.)

And I do agree with the first poster that adults should be retested frequentily starting at age 60, though, not 70.

Anonymous

If everybody that complains about Baxter is corrupt, even Matt Westerhold, does this mean Elsebeth was corrupt, too? If so, I must have missed it. I thought she was in prison cause she dared to speak the truth when she called a corrupt old judge corrupt! (anybody know how much the corrupt gob old judge got paid.......)

Anonymous

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

The searches at the Justice Center are related to the county corruption probe, Wilson said. FBI and IRS agents in July raided the homes and offices of county officials Jimmy Dimora, Frank Russo and Kevin Kelley.

Anonymous

WOW! WHEN THE FBI RAIDS THE OFFICES OF COMMON PLEAS COURT JUDGES YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS GOING ON.......

Anonymous

need directions to erie county?

Anonymous

Head west until you smell it get off 250 and head north till you step in it

Anonymous

It was said back in 2006 that it was imperative that the FBI initiate an investigation into the nation's justice system, especially in northern Ohio where the core of the spreading cancer appeared to be spiraling out of control. Bribery, kickbacks, fraud was just part of it. It was said if public corruption was the number one priorty of the FBI they had a lot to do in northern Ohio, particularly in Cuyahoga, Ottawa and Erie Counties.
That Justice Center in Cuyahoga County is corrupt as all get out and so is Erie County. I hope they bring them all down before they finish.

Anonymous

Good evening, my dear Sanduskians.....just wanted to let you know that the Pussycat Patrol has been researching this scandalous situation and discovered someone by the name of Krista aka "The Black Monica" - allegedly, she was coerced into a sexual relationship with this Baxter boy..........is this true, Sanduskians? The Pussycat Patrol is having a hard time believing it. We hope it isn't true. It appears to us that Mr. Baxter did not need to coerce anyone....from what we have learned, he had no problem courting the ladies. Oh, my....this is very distressing. We hope someone can set us straight on this matter so that we may continue our investigation. We really have a lot on our plate at this time,and any info would be greatly appreciated. We would also love to hear of some fabulous places to have cocktails, too. Ideas, anyone? We must end this now - our private jet awaits us bound for Washington, DC. Please keep up informed, dear Sanduskians and we will continue our fight for truth and justice. The Pussycat Patrol will not let you down! Good evening and thank you.

Anonymous

Sorry........Fraudian slip lol

" Dear Sandusky Register",

Please continue serving the public in the honest and above board way in which you are currently doing so! If this blog should be in the top most commented, don't let it slide! We are here for you too and if Mr. Baxter and his bullies start on you we will add that to the growing list of things we take to the justice department in Washington! If you have recieved threats...publish them too! It only solidifies our outrage and voice

tinayak

Take a look at the AUTOWEEK proposal, perhaps the answer is education and increasing the skill set of drivers, not what age.

Anonymous

Dear Pussycats,
Please don't let that jet run you over on the way out! Baxter's supposed trist with the lady doesn't surprise me! After all Eve the head Lady at the Health department Inspections department will take a party and a roll in exchange for No Write Ups! Wonder if her husband knows? Remember the Pelican Cove Dear?

Anonymous

Dear Mr. Baxter:
When you have a clearly unfair, dishonest and biased prosecutor and other bullies running a corrupt reign in a community, it drags down the spirit of the community and projects to those who consider making their personal and business home here an undesirable choice. And it is for that reason that I admire and respect Matt Westerhold and will continue to admire and respect Matt Westerhold and the Sandusky Register for finally serving the public with the TRUTH.

Anonymous

News for you. You have inquired about Kevin and his relationship with Krista. Well, court records from Elsebeth's documents shows that Kevin gave Krista money to move out of town. He wrote out 2 checks from the FOJ (Furtherance of Justice account) and gave them to Krista. One of the checks was for a U-haul. This was taxpayers money and there is a record of it at the Erie County Auditors Office.

Anonymous

I'm sorry to hear about your son's hardships! Truely I am. However that logic is like saying when the little old lady that cut my brother off and he hit her head on while riding his motercycle and has had to even give up jobs because he can't stand long hours should then cause everyone over the age of 55 to turn in their lic. We can't punish the populice for the one fool! And to the other writer down there...Be Real! Even the insurence companies know that the girls are safer drivers then the guys. That's why our rates go down before yours do!
SOmething about looking cool and the Macho thing i think! Haha there's a thought. Kids can drive if they all have U GOES. hahaha

A Sovereign American

I hear that Baxter goes easy on child rape cases, because he's a rapist himself, does anyone here know of this?

Anonymous

So, my dear Sanduskians, this Black Monica debaucle is true??? Oh, my.....that certainly changes things, doesn't it. The Pussycat Patrol are beside themselves. You fine citizens also indicated a rendezvou with a young lady named "Eve" - what is that all about. Keep up the good work, Sanduskians....we appreciate all your help in this matter.....thank you.

Anonymous

The FBI raids on the two Cuyahoga Judges chambers sure does appear in the makings of another Operation Greylord where 92 officials had been indicted, including 17 judges, 48 lawyers, 8 policemen, 10 deputy sheriffs, 8 court officials, and 1 state legislator.

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/march04...

Here is an update about the raid on the two Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges.
Both judges were allies of Russo. I have to wonder about Judge McCafferty denies any knowledge of the raid."I have no idea what you're talking about," McCafferty said Wednesday when questioned by a reporter. I guess in her mind, the FBI raid never took place.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

Anonymous

Matt, Talk about calling the Kettle Black LOL LOL LOL LOL, You DUMP on anyone who isn't with you and your spin doctors down at the Good Ole Boy Sandusky Register, Please don't throw any stones your glass house isn't above reproach,Even if you think you are better than Thou, I pay for Honest reporting and truthful up to date news. Not your personal complaints or views, Please start giving me my money's worth and lay off the trash,

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hey!! What is going on here? Why were our comments deleted? We don't understand - the Pussycat Patrol stands for all that is good. How do you expect us to investigate this mess without the help of our fine Sanduskians? Sandusky needs the Pussycat Patrol. Thank you.

Anonymous

In Erie County it's considered a CRIMINAL OFFENSE (??????) for a family member to demand documents from an insurance company and it agents pertaining to TRUST contracts that they claimed were all cancelled during the short time their incompetent client was in the ECCF.....
Oh, wait a minute---I forgot. That wasn't CRIMINAL. (what a joke) That was nothing more than a SCARE TACTIC. (similar to EB) After all, in Erie County if ATTORNEYS are involved in FRAUD how DARE anybody file a COMPLAINT.....
Oh, by the way Mr. Baxter---I'm sure you were hiding behind the scenes so I'm sure you also know those two big, tough insurance company attorneys didn't scare me in the slightest.....Another question---who paid for that clearly unfair, dishonest and biased COMEDY OF ERRORS pulled off by you and the corrupt Court system.......the taxpayers?

Anonymous

Hey Matt, great job for speaking up !

I only wish Kevin Baxter were picking up soap in a shower and sharing a cell with his victims.

Kevin has a long line of folks waiting for justice. It's ridiculous he's gotten away with his corruption this long.

Isn't it strange that all of the comments that defend Kevin Baxter on this blog are from Kevin Baxter.

Makes me wonder if Kevin is coked up at night believing that he's some honest person, hallucinating thinking he's a good prosecuotor. lol

Now get this Matt,Shawn Caston the one and only Shawn Caston back in the spotlight again. This time he was caught trying to leave the scence of yet another crime and guess what, he was under the influence again - So drunk he peed his pants. Brings back memory of the shooting 14 years ago, only this victim is white.

If I were Kevin I'd be very worried about Shawn and what he's going to pull Kevin in. Rumor has it Shawn is cooperating with the Fed's and he's signed a new affidavidt- I'm not telling for who - Shawn stated he told Kevin Baxter that Dewitt wasn't with him nor Darryl when he made attempts to shoot at the home of Jerome Caffey.

Kevin Baxter also knew that Jerome Caffey fired shot back from his home- Lt. Pritt found the gun in the dryer of the home of Jerome Caffey and it revealed it had been fired. None of this was allowed as evidence because Kevin had in out for Dewitt McDonald and would do whatever it took to get him locked up once and for all, claiming he was some mass murderer....

For some reason the Register didn't give it much conversation about Shawn. I'm sure its going to open up a can of worms. Kevin baxter offered Shawn Caston a deal on a murder charge folks. Was it becasue she was black woman that died that he could care less becasue he wanted to sell his sole to Devil to get Mr. McDonald.

Lets go back to when Mark Everett died big MARK remeber him Kevin. You wanted him also. Folks, it was when Krista Harris turned on Kevin that you went crawling to Shawn to be your scapegoat wanting a confession from him to save your bottom. People know about this story. Lifetime movie in the makings.

It amazes me how Kevin is so on the defense everytime someone brings back the old news that happened 14 years ago. Kevin continues to bad mouth inocent people calling Dewitt McDonald a drug dealer when Dewitt was on Kevins level in Kevins circle - Kevin you gambled dewitt gambled- u used coke Dewitt he probably used it with you. Dewitt owe your Boys money- think back to "REGAN" VIDEO PURSUIT IN COLUMBUS OHIO - KOOL AIDS WHERE You frequently visted yourself and placed a few bets. This was your operation. BAXTER YOUR A LOW LIFE... AND I DREAD TO SEE THE DAY WHEN YOUR WORLD COMES CRUMBLING DOWN. If you know Dewitt McDonald's street habits it's because your habits are no better.

Now quit running your mouth about people that you have HURT ! You are a slime ball jerk of a prosecutor and I can't wait til the day that you eat your words and you get back what you have done to destroy so many lives.

Your an evil man ! Please someone get out and run against him Sandusky needs a change.

Anonymous

I was leaving Kevin's place.....

Anonymous

There's a couple more judges in that county that they should be raiding also. Somebody said on Cleveland's blogs he bets there were a lot of shredded documents going down the toilet the day after the raid....

Anonymous

Who in the heck is this Shawn Caston and how is he connected to Baxter? How is Krista Harris connected to Baxter? Who is this McDonald? Are these all black people? Excuse me, but why would Baxter be personally involved with black people that were involved with DRUGS? This whole thing has got me extremely confused....

Anonymous

You got it!

resident

What in the world is going on in this community anyway. Are there ANY of these ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANTS that are HONEST?

No

NO

Anonymous

Shawn Caston, Dewitt McDonaldl, and Daryl Turner were all convicted of causing the death of Vivian Johnson and shooting Sharon McGill. Lets not forget about her because she to is a victim. Krista Harris filed affidavits against Kevin Baxter alleging that he lured her over to his house, drugged her, and then forced her into having a non-consensual sexual relationship with her. Krista had also alleged that Kevin purposefully set her up on false theft charges in attempt to silence her on her attempts to expose him for his criminal activities. Krista Harris filed documentation in the courts stating that she told Kevin Baxter that she refused to provide perjured testimony in the Shawn Caston case. Needless to say, Kevin had no other choice but to offer Shawn Caston a plea deal he could not refuse. Think about it folks. Doesn't it make sense. Why else would the prosecutor offer the "admitted shooter" a deal like that. Kevin was and still is terrified about what Krista Harris has to say. If the other two co-defendants have received a life sentence in prison why would the prosecutor feel that the "admitted shooter" should not receive the same sentence. Why did Kevin even offer a plea to the person who says that he fired the weapon that caused Vivian's death. Remember, Vivian Johnson was a mother, a sister, a daughter, a niece, an aunt, a grandmother, and more importantly a friend to many who truly miss her. Folks, think about it, this whole case is mess. Now if you look up Shawn Caston's record on the Sandusky Municipal Court Records website you'll find out that Shawn is a reckless individual. He has multiple driving offenses including several hit skip and runs, Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, and yet it was never important for O'brien to send a message that drinking and driving will not be tolerated in this county. They just give good ole Shawn a slap on the wrist. Well, now a man is fighting to stay alive because Shawn Caston didn't think it was important to call a taxi or just walk home. Oh and by the way, Shawn is scheduled to plead out to his new charges on Friday. So, I sure the victims family is notified about this matter.

Anonymous

is the deal with Krista Harris? I also want to know what's the deal with a woman named "Eve" - The register deleted comments that were made concerning her. Can somebody explain?

Anonymous

The Register also deleted comments about the Auditor's office having public records showing that Baxter wrote out two checks to Krista Harris from some fund (began with a P) using taxpayers money. One of the checks were for a U-Haul to help her move out of town. What's that all about?

Anonymous

The name of the fund of the prosecutor's slush account is called the Furtherance of Justice fund. It's about 40 to 50 thousand dollars of free money that Kevin Baxter uses however he see fit. Every penny spent is recorded with the auditors office. Most people don't even know that this fund exist.

Anonymous

Amen to that Matt, the man that did the drive-by shooting that killed the woman on Perry St. (?) and let out of prison early becauce the FBI got info from him they wanted, he has sence had 4 hit and run accidents, which baxter said he didn't know about 3 of them. He goes to court this moning or monday morning wondering how many slap on the hands he will get for also most killing the 4th, happened this last week.

Anonymous

If this is a matter of public record in the Auditor's office----that Baxter is stealing taxpayers money from this Furtherance of Justice fund----then why is the Auditor and the County concealing this? Maybe cause the Auditor uses the free money, too? It sounds like this whole rotten county is corrupt-----Baxter, judges, auditor, recorder, right on down the line....

Anonymous

Considering it's ILLEGAL for a Recorder of a County to allow permanent records to be removed from the office, how are Lorain County attorneys getting away with this in ERIE COUNTY?
"Dear Mr.-----Enclosed please find a copy of the original Deeds to the property now on file in the Lorain County Auditor's office." signed-------(Lorain County attorney)

Anonymous

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Food for thought.

Anonymous

Yes, this whole county is corrupt.It is very important that when you go out on vote in November please do not vote for Tom Ferrell. He is one of the Erie County Commissioners who is a very good friend of Kevin Baxter. As you all know no one is running against Baxter this time around. However, we can all vote to ensure that his cronies can be voted out so that he will no longer have the ability to have his friend help him cover-up all of the dirt. Vote for the other candidate, PRINTY. He is a better choice and we need to see some new faces around here. It doesn't matter anymore what party you are affiliated with we need change in this county.

Anonymous

This county sounds like some kind of satan cult where Baxter and his cronies are the leaders and the brainwashed members are the taxpaying citizens...

Anonymous

Not voting for Tom Ferrell isn't going to solve the problem when he's only ONE of Baxter's good 'ole boys. What about the rest of them? There must be a lot of corruption and cover ups involving the probate court, auditor, recorder, etc. etc. It's way past time for an investigation into this cancer that is eating away at the entire county!!! What the heck is the matter with OHIO that they are allowing this to go on...

Anonymous

When will the Register track down the real story on the club?

Anonymous

In consideration of all the complaints about Kevin Baxter and then the complaints about cases being fixed to cover up probate fraud (including the Baxter estate) it certainly doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why nobody ever runs against Baxter and the Erie County Probate Court Judge Beverly McGookey. So what does Tom Ferrell have to do with the seriousness behind this situation? I'm not voting for Ferrell but getting rid of Ferrell because he's one of Baxter's GOB's isn't going to solve THAT problem or the rest of the corruption that's going on in this County.

Anonymous

I'm so glad the topic of Kevin Baxter is up for debate ! We must come together to get him out of office and his good ole boys.... Sandusky can pull together by cleaning up the court house. Ty Tone and Roger Binnett should go also they took Ann Mascharis place by protecting Kevin every chance they get

Let me add to the Krista Harris - Kevin Baxter ordeal. Krista Harris should go after Kevin and get him for everything he has. This woman has a 60 Minutes Case waiting to happen. From what I understand she has filed a sworn affidavidt stating that she lied on Dewitt McDonald who is serving a life sentence in prison due to her testimony . Not only should Krista be vindicated but Dewitt McDonald has lost alot of life on a dirty crime that Baxter used to put him behind bars. This man has lost his children growing up and spending time with his family as well. No matter what Baxter thought about Dewitt he has no right to take a life. This is ridiculous. Krista stated in her affidavidt she perjured her testimony due to Baxter threats of charing her with murder. She also stated that Kevin Baxter moved her to Cleveland with fear that someone would get wind that he was screwing her when he felt like it. He used money from the Furtherance of Justice Fund stating it was for witness protection giving Krista a total of 800.00 folks ! He is so stupid because this information is in her affidavidt too. I can't stand this man for what he is doing to people and quite frankly for this case to have happened 14 years ago and its still up for discussion is saying that SOMEONE is getting close to a breakthrough. If any of these victims ever get the chance to have thier day back in court it is going to be a sad day for Kevin Baxter and a happy one for those standing in line cheering for victory. Its time for Sandusky cistizens to take back what has been rightfully stolen. You have to start at the top by sending complaints to the FBI blaming Tom Moyer the good ole boy from Sandusky, Ohio and Kevin Baxters cover up and demand that an investigation take place on all of the complaints that have been turned away regarding Kevin Baxter. Do not vote for Tom Ferrell and anyone who's name is coming up in any illegal activity. It's not about party anymore it's about change. Lets help set Baumgarnter free , vindicate Ejay, Brian and Shawn, Let's stop paying taxes especially if Kevin doesn't have to then why should we. Lets make a difference and hammer kevin. Dewitt McDonald and Daryl Turner serving a life sentence and Shawn Caston set free. IS THIS RIGHT AND IS WHAT WE ARE SPENDING OUR TAX MONEY ON, INNOCENT PEOPLE who deserve to be set free.

Anonymous

Has anybody figured out the Nuesse case yet? When did Kline fire Nuesse---BEFORE she hired Bailey or AFTER? Were there any complaints about the retired judge Cirigliano, with known connections to Baxter, being involved? Were there any complaints about all those expensive depositions after the expensive Murman Report? What happened to the ministers who wanted the Attorney General brought in? Are there any complaints about the intentional LOOOOOOOONG delay in getting the case over with? The case is CUT & DRIED---good old typical Erie County corruption at the taxpayers expense.

Anonymous

You're going to hell ! Have you really done all of those bad things ?

I'm overwhelmed with disbelief. It makes no sense that you're disrespected by citizens who are outraged with you , this is embarassing for residence of Sandusky. I hope that none of this ifnormation is of truth. Kevin, if your involved in illegal activity I would recommend you resign immediately. Information like this floating around doesn't send a good message to the community.

Anonymous

write something different will you??? These conspiracy theories are

B O R I N G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All unproven and all a bunch of CRAP!!!!

Anonymous

no

Anonymous

Of course there unproven, Sweetie---the corrupt Court won't allow it because they know its the truth. But if Baxter and his judge friends think I'm going to sit back and allow the scum to get away with what they did to my mother they got another think coming.

Anonymous

All unproven and a bunch of CRAP? Then don't read these comments you IDIOT! With 456 comments, I find a lot of these comments very thought provoking.
I started reading the links provided to the corruption in Cuyahoga County and the raid of the two judges chambers.

One thing that I never realized was that Cuyahoga County has 34 Common Pleas Court judges. The FBI investigations are only starting and I wonder which other judges chambers will be raided next. It is kind of an interesting site as all of the judges have a short biography about each one. I will come back later to comment about one particular judge whose biography raised a lot of questions.
http://cp.cuyahogacounty.us/inte...

Anonymous

I know one Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court female judge in particular that FIXES cases for Erie County. A real corrupt one. And I'm not talking about the one that sentenced Elsebeth either. Cuyahoga County & Erie County have been working together pulling off their shady shenanigans for a long time now....

Disgusted

These kind of things never went on years ago. I'm ashamed to say I even live in this community anymore.

Anonymous

You have to remember that this kind of crap goes on all over Ohio. No companies want to come to Ohio because of all of the corruption. No companies means no jobs. Both political parties are to blame but it seems like the Democrats have really been active being crooks.

Look at this prosecutor in Montgomery County. Why isn't this prosecutor disbarred? Just another slap on the wrist.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n...

"Heck agreed not to seek employment with a different state or county agency for a period of 18 months, except for an elective office."

WHAT IN THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN? ELECTIVE OFFICE?
Heck CAN run for public office? No wonder there are so many crooks that hold public office.

I would like to know Redfern's thoughts about all of these crooked Democrats in Ohio. These Democrats keep promising jobs, but only for themselves and their cronies.

Anonymous

Can someone take a better picture of this chick, Michelle Pletcher. The stubbie gnawed off nails that are painted to draw even more attention to them and those hideous looking sunglasses to hide what looks to be an kid barely old enough to wipe her own nose! Come on Register at least make your employees rise to the level of professionalism. You can't honestly expect us to take your paper seriously with people photographed that looks like something you would find in a Middle School year book.

Anonymous

Nuesse gets fired based on the Murman Report that she was dishonest...UNREAL. Want to see not only DISHONEST but CRIMINAL? Check out the records in the Erie County Recorder's office. Check out the records in the Auditor's office. And if you REALLY want to see CRIMINAL check out what's going on in that CORRUPT Erie County Probate Court.

concerned

Matt we love you for exposing Kevin and his cronies. Please continue and do not let anyone try to tell you to give up your crusade. Again, we love and support you! Halleujah, Thank you Jesus, and Praise to our Heavenly Father for all of his blessings. God is watching over all of us, even the wicked. Lets all pray that the evil ones turn from their sinful ways and give up the mark of the beast.

Anonymous

Checking out the short biography of Shirley Saffold, I have formulated many questions about her even being qualified to be a judge. Simply winning votes in a judicial race does not qualify one to be a judge. I noticed that she did not post any law school honors which leads me to believe that she was a mediocre law student.

http://cp.cuyahogacounty.us/inte...

On her website, Saffold lists her "Recent Opinions" and have to wonder about one of her "opionins" that stood out. http://cp.cuyahogacounty.us/inte...

State of Ohio v. Dr. Elsebeth Baumgertner

This "opinion" really stood out which makes me feel that this is Saffold's "trophy" opinion. Notice the spelling of "Baumgertner" but what is even more questionable is the 3 page opinion and how it is written.

Isn't the legal term for "child" or "children" reserved for MINORS? If not, then can "child" or "children" be LEGALLY described as any member of the human race, even an old 80 year old retired judge?

I happened to read Safford's 3 page "opinion" about Baumgartner here.
http://cp.cuyahogacounty.us/inte...

This Court further acknowledges the email sent to Bryan DuBois, an original co-defendant,
where Ms. Baumgartner indicated an interest in Judge Markus's children. Ms. Baumgartner is one
to bloviate. This was an attempt to once again intimidate Judge Markus. Such language and intent
contained in this email has a clear intent to intimidate Judge Markus when referencing his own
children.

ALL of Markus's "children" are ADULT LAWYERS who can certainly take care of themselves.
"Three Children (all lawyers): Linda Daniels (she and her husband organized law firm in Research Triangle Park, N.C., 0); Scott Markus (professional mediator in San Diego, CA., 0); Kent Markus (former Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Justice, now Law Professor at Capital University Law School and Director of National Adoption Law Institute)."

Kent Markus is currently Governor Strickland's chief legal counsel.
http://www.law.capital.edu/Facul...

Don't ask any questions about Markus's "childen" because it will "intimidate an old retired judge" and Safford will THROW THE BOOK at you.

Which reminds me not to send any emails to our local judges to critcize them for their job performance on the judge. The judges may take my critism as "intimidation" because their feelings will be hurt.

Three pages sure does seem like a very SHORT "opinion" for somebody getting sentenced to 8 years in prison. But it certainly appears that Saffold THREW THE BOOK at Baumgartner to shut her up to make the "problem go away" for somebody who knew too much.

Some "judge" who sends people to the Gulag to shut them up but helps to keep real criminals on the street.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

Anonymous

I think that the age of 18 is a very good idea. More experience and so much driving time. Less accidents and hopefully more mature not to think that cars are a toy. I think that would be the best thing ever.

Anonymous

Wow! That's interesting! Kent Markus, son of the poor, old retired judge that was so "intimidated" by EB, is the chief legal counsel for Governor Strickland....Dirty s.o.b.'s. They all played a hand in ruining Ohio and Erie County. Too bad they all don't drop dead.

tinayak

Does anyone know where Krista Harris is?
I think it is important for all of us to hear from her. She needs to speak out about all of this corruption. Well, Krista if you're out there please enlighten us about your horrible experiences with Kevin Baxter and co.

Anonymous

Considering how it's illegal for attorneys to mislead and lie to a Court of Law, wonder why they get away with it in Erie County---why aren't they ever held accountable? Yet on the other hand Kim Nuesse had to be held accountable by getting FIRED over her so-called DISHONESTY involving a $15.00 Parking Ticket.....This county is run by IDIOTS!

Anonymous

The blame needs to be spread fairly. The Bush Administration could have acted sooner and maybe we wouldn't be in as bad of a situation as we are now. However, as it was recognized by the New York Times in a September 30, 1999 story that changes during the Clinton Administration are wholy or partially to blame for this mortgage meltdown we are suffering. Here are exerpts from the article.
"Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits....In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980's."
In addition to our Government's failure to recognize corrupt industry practices and corporate greed, the average American should have known that getting homes for such small payments through ARMs, Interest Only or Negative Amoritization Loans were to good to be true. But just like most things in this country, if people tell you what you want to hear it's so easy to go along with them. It's time for the American people to take some responsibility and blame for what they were a party to as well.

Anonymous

That Saffold judge is repulsive. Just looking at her picture is repulsive. The GOB's sure picked a good one when they picked her. Now had Baumgartner been BLACK......

Anonymous

Who am I? I am all about what is true.
I am the Ghost Of Truth. I am not to be feared as I am all about all that is true and good. I have been watching and reading these comments. The truth is knocking at the door. Please let the truth come into the open. Godspeed Matt.
Bring out the truth and all that is good.

Anonymous

Subject: What the Papers Will Not Tell You -

Body Count in Chicago

Body count. In the last six months 292 Americans killed (murdered) in Chicago, 221 killed in Iraq.

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois.

Sens. Barack Obama & Richard Durbin, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Gov. Rod Blogojevich, House leader Mike Madigan, Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, Mayor Richard Daley.....our leadership in Illinois.....all Democrats. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. Of course they're all blaming each other.

Can't blame Republicans, there aren't any!

State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country. Cook (or is it Crook) County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. (Look'em up if you want). Chicago school system one of the worst in country. This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois.

He's gonna 'fix' Washington politics? Yeah Right!!!

Anonymous

Found this story about another attorney in Cleveland. Pay attention to the name of the judge who fined this other Kevin $700 and gave him probation for crack cocaine. A lot of things are starting to add up here. Judge Bridget McCafferty was one of the judges that the Feds raided.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

This other Kevin was also an attorney and also the son of the sheriff. All of you good old boys had better beware because they are coming for YOU! You are all going down one by one.

Anonymous

Looks like everything Baumgartner tried to tell people about the widespread corruption going on in OHIO is starting to unravel......could it be somebody was listening after all?

Anonymous

Find out why the corrupt Cuyahoga County JUDGES are being allowed to FIX CASES for the corrupt Erie County JUDGES, will ya?

Anonymous

I go to sandusky high. Im a student who all the teachers like, and respect. my peers look up to me, and i admire that. In the last year iv gained weight and my mom never bought me new polos. I like going to school with my shirt tucked in.. its not the fact i wont, but my mom shrunk all my clothes. and whats the point of having a belt or having a shirt tucked in if it still looks nice.. I havent seen that many problems this year. You people are all just old and dont understand how it feels to wear that thing everyday. Im not saying i hate it, because i really. dont, but its not fun going to school some days with the pizza stain from yesterday because your mom forgot to do laundry.. You dont understand, so dont say anything. Everyone on these comment blogs are so negitive. THANKS FOR BEING SUCH GREAT ROLE MODELS!! i dont think you have much room to speak.

citizen

I heard it took months and months for the FBI to go through the voluminous paperwork pertaining to all the fraud going on with the foreclosures in Cuyahoga County that banks, realtors and title companies were involved in. I heard it took YEARS for the scum to put OHIO in this MESS and OHIO is never going to recover from it. It appears like some of the Judges were involved in it, too.

Anonymous

In being a good listener. As well, it's easier to comprehend for anyone who'se been touched by it.

Anonymous

WAS I DELETED, WE ALL KNOW WHO THE SNITCH WAS THAT HELPED SEND ELSE AWAY. HIS WIFE RECEIVED A JOB WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AS A REWARD FOR THE TESTIMONY. YOU KNOW WHO I AM SNITCH. COME AND GET GET ME !!!

Anonymous

Please repost what was deleted. Who was the snitch?

Anonymous

I believe the FBI has been investigating a LOT of things for a long time. They didn't stage that raid in Cuyahoga County on one mere complaint.

Anonymous

A fish rots from the head down.

Anonymous

During one of Elsbeth Baumgartner's early conversations with the FBI one of the agents described to her the elements of small town corruption. He explained that in a small town, where the judicial, legal, media, BANKING and professional communities are closely knit and exclusive, a virulent strain of corruption can grow........how very interesting that he included BANKS.

Anonymous

I'm still waiting to hear how a Cuyahoga County judge can have a 3 hour hearing behind closed doors with attorneys to conspire on how to dismiss a case in Cuyahoga County pertaining to an ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE. Does the Erie County Probate use judges from Cuyahoga County to FIX all their cases?

Anonymous

" BULLETIN...LONGTIME MORNING SHOW HOST OF WLEC & SANDUSKY RESIDENT MARK FOGG HAS BEEN "LET GO" FROM 1450 AM WLEC BY NEW OWNERS BAS BROADCASTING.
ALSO LET GO AFTER GIVEN A PAYCUT WAS THE 3 STATION CLUSTER'S BUSINESS MANAGER NANCY SCHERER. BAS, WHO ALSO OWNS 1600 AM WTTF, TIFFIN...92.1FM "THE WOLF" WNRR, EAGLE 99.9, WFRO, FREMONT, "MIX" 1027, WCPZ & COAST 100.9, WMJK, CLYDE ALSO SAID AFTER THE TAKEOVER LAST FEBRUARY NO MORE STAFF WOULD BE LET GO AFTER FIRING VETERAN ANNOUNCERS NICK VINCENT, ACE CALLAHAN, & A HAND FULL OF OTHER DEMOTIONS & FIRINGS DUE TO "BUDGET CUTS". WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 12PM NOON LOCAL, AREA & STATE NEWS, EXPECT 23 HOURS A DAY OF CANNED, RECYCLED MUSIC, PRE-RECORDED ANNOUNCERS WHO HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF SANDUSKY & ONE TAPED LOCAL WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT PER HOUR. FOGG RECENTLY PICKED UP A JOB COACHING GIRLS VOLLEYBALL & THROUGH THE YEARS HAS BEEN ACTIVE WITH HIGH SCHOOL AREA SPORTS. CONGRATS TO BAS BROADCASTING FOR AGAIN, LYING TO THE COMMUNITY & TAKING AWAY THE LAST LOCAL AIR TALENT WLEC HAD. SR REALLY SHOULD TRACK DOWN BAS OWNERS SO THE COMMUNITY CAN HEAR THEIR BOGUS PIPE DREAM THEY GIVE AS A PRESS RELEASE LIKE THEY DID WITH THE LAST STAFF MEMBERS FIRED. "

Anonymous

Why are so many employees leaving the SR? Why are so many customers canceling the SR? Write a story about that and don't delete this question.

Anonymous

Matt,

Thank you for trying to bring out the truth. According to Baxter's classmates from SHS class of 1975, Kevin was not very bright. He was also a drug user while in high school.

Could you please check on his grade point average in college and also in law school? Also check on how many times that he had to take the bar exam.
Personally, I don't think that Kevin is all that smart but relies on Rubino, Barylski and others staff attorneys to help him out with his six figure salary.

What is the budget of Baxter's office? It has to be well over $1 Million with 9 or 10 staff attorneys and others. It must be nice to be a parasite to the taxpayers money.

opinion

If Baxter's been on drugs since the 1970's his brain must be FRIED by now. We got some real winners running this county and the scary part of it is they sentence people that are no better than they are---most are probably better.

Anonymous

Rumor has it Kevin was up late last night sniffing coke, and popping ambien to get to sleep. He's a regular partier of coke and pills. When is Kevin going to get drug tested ? It will be a happy day for sandusky. Hair folicle will be the best test.

resident

Considering all the complaints from Ejay Baxter about fraud in the Baxters estate doesn't anybody find it odd that nobody ever runs against Baxter and McGookey? Something sure does smell rotton in Denmark there....I guess it pays to be a prosecutor---you can even get away with stealing from your own family.

Anonymous

should really start writing for the X files. More fiction than a Stephen King novel in this blog.

Hey Matt write something else will you so we can get some different things to laugh about. This topic is about tapped out don't you think????

Anonymous

Why is it that YOU seem to be the only one calling it FICTION? In collution or what?

Anonymous

When people in a county talk about the
clearly unfair, biased and dishonest public servants in a County it drags down the spirit of the community and projects to those who consider making their personal and business home here an undesirable choice. Most people are smart enough to know what's done to one person can easily be done to them too......

Anonymous

hey sandusky high girl: sounds like yer mom needs a brush-up course on her laundry skills.....as far as us being too "old", nah, not that, we just have a natural respect and regard for authority, unlike your useless generation. all you kids know is "we all ghetto, yo, we be representin', yo" and texting and myspace. sad, pathetic....

Anonymous

i totally,TOTALLY agree.....i mean, what "life experience" do you have at 16, other than jerking off ?? they are more concerned with "sending this text messeage" than the car in front of them that suddenley made a quick, jerky stop---BANG!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

yeah, a**hole, i agree with ya, dreamsicle.....

Anonymous

Earlier somebody mentioned the FBI raids against a couple of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judges. I have to wonder why one of the judges would lie and say that no such raid took place.

Come on now, what kind of a judge would actually try to lie their way out of it? It has to be some very stupid judge that lacks some good old common sense.

http://www.cleveland.com/editori...

This judge happens to have an Irish surname.

Anonymous

all the stuff that you people say had happened here had really happened the very existence of the County would have been threatened a long time ago. Just like people in jail are innocent just ask them.

Anonymous

"If you think I'm getting any of MY attorney brothers in trouble for all the fraud they committed, Lady, you're crazy. Us attorneys are known to protect one another".......said by an Erie County attorney from a well-known firm.
Ah......you forgot to mention BOY that Baxter and the judges don't get their attorney & judge buds in trouble either because they all wash each others backsides.

Anonymous

It is interesting how one who no longer has influence with the news paper is now on the hook for his behaviors and politically charged mistakes in judgement...

Anonymous

Is on our side now Mr. Baxter and crew! We little fellows wiil jump on board the big band wagon that Does have the money and resources to take you and the rest of your club down. There are strenght in numbers and all good things come to those who wait!
And remember You People pay your salary Sir!

Anonymous

Don't you think you should be informing the citizens of this community and anybody contemplating moving into this community that Erie County does not follow the OHIO LAWS---they make up ludicrous laws of their own?

Anonymous

Judge Binette recused himself from the lawsuit filed against MetroParks stating conflict of interest. Tone & McGookey also have claimed conflicts of interest so a VISITING JUDGE will be brought in.
Binette claims his recusal being: Binette appointed one of the three Erie MetroParks board members Micah Vaters and Vaters' wife is one of Binette's court administrators.
Sherma Vaters is nothing more than the Common Pleas Court transcriber. I believe she also transribes for the Probate Court. I believe Vaters is also know to OMIT (in the transcibed records) some of the illegal and unfair procedures pulled off by the judges.

Anonymous

...AND ANOTHER FIX !!!

Anonymous

Who picks the visiting judge---John Moyer maybe or Baxter? Who pays for all these visiting judges that are constantly brought into this County because of the Erie County Common Pleas Court Judges CONFLICT OF INTEREST BULL----the taypayers? Who are the ATTORNEYS for Erie County in this lawsuit? The same attorney BUDS of Baxter's that made a TON OF MONEY over the last problem with MetroParks? If so, those attorneys aren't even from Erie County. No wonder all these out-of-town attorneys and retired old judges LOVE Erie County and Baxter so. The taxpayers in this county are getting soaked all the way around. BAXTER'S GOTTA GO!

Anonymous

AMAZING HOW EVERYTHING ELSEBETH SAID IS TURNING OUT TO BE THE TRUTH RIGHT DOWN TO THE VISITING AND RETIRED JUDGE SCAMS AT THE TAXPAYERS EXPENSE.

Anonymous

Why does it seem like everybody employed in Erie County got their jobs thru connections? Didn't the Auditor also fire some lady so he could hire Tom Ferrell's wife at a greater rate of pay?

Anonymous

THIS PIECE OF TRASH IS THE MESSENGER. HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING ON. GRILL HIM AND THE WHOLE HOUSE CAVES IN BECAUSE HE HAS NO LOYALITY EXCEPT FOR HIS ON A**.

Anonymous

Dump this K.Ron hack. He'll sell you out if he hasn't already behind closed doors. With a fix in you don't need a local system-s*cking lawyer. GOOD LUCK

Anonymous

I was doing some checking and found out that Kevin Baxter hired Krista Harris's former lawyer to work for him. Her name is Cheryl Goodrum, she's African-American. And get this, from what I understand she was a low life, piece a crap lawyer before Baxter hired her. I wonder why he did that, it must be to try to get information from her about Krista? This is some interesting news. Baxter hired her almost 6 months after she represented Harris on those sham theft charges. That doesn't make any sense to me. Why would the prosecutor hire the defendant's (Krista Harris)lawyer within months of her false conviction knowing that Harris was going to appeal the case.

Anonymous

Maybe he just likes black women and he is screwing her too.

Anonymous

If you saw what Cheryl looked like you would puke. She is but ugly. I think she wears dread locks or something. And her hair is real nappy looking. Real ugly woman. Now on the other hand, Krista Harris is a very pretty lady. Whatever floats his boat.

Anonymous

Does anyone know where Krista Harris is?
I want to know what her position is with all of this corruption going on? Krista if your're out there we would love to hear from you. Drop a few lines, please.

Anonymous

I had to see if this was BS and went to the website to see for myself.

Chief Assistant
Mary Ann Barylski

Assistant Prosecutors
Cheryl Goodrum
Jeanne M. Lippert
Vicki R. Palmer
Laura E. Alkire
Nicholas J. Smith

Chief Assistant
Gary A. Lickfelt

Civil Division
Chief Assistant
Sandy J. Rubino
Assistant Prosecutors
Sandy J. Rubino
Trevor Hayberger

http://www.erie-county-ohio.net/...

That is a lot of lawyers. What do all of these lawyers do all day?

I then went and did a google search of Cheryl Goodrum and Krista Harris.
http://www.google.com/search?q=%...

Yep, ALL truth here.

Me thinks that all these lawyers in Baxter's office log onto sanduskyregister.com and post lots of comments all day long. Which one of the lawyers is Buff? Your tax dollars hard at work folks.

Anonymous

Elsebeth Baumgartner had absolute proof that the Lorain County law firm of BAUMGARTNER & O'TOOLE (no relation to EB) had defrauded the taxpayers of BCS schools through improper, unapproved legal contracts and fraudulent billings. Baumgartner & O'Toole were also involved with Erie County prosecutor KEVIN BAXTER'S private business obtaining a federal grant through the Vermilion Port Authority. Baumgartner & O'Toole were also involved with the ERIE METROPARKS legal counsel (and made a TON of money) while they battled CPPR over the "Huron River Greenway" project.

JUDGE MARKUS, the old fart that claimed EB intimidated him, has close ties with DENNIS O'TOOLE. Baumgartner & O'Toole provided a lot of business to old Judge Markus. Dennis O'Toole also has ties with CIRIGILIANO.

The PROSECUTORS and LAW DIRECTORS in Amherst, Oberlin, Wellington, Kipton and South Amherst are ALL ATTORNEYS from the firm of BAUMGARTNER & O'TOOLE.
Margaret O'Bryon (one of the attorneys in the firm and the prosecutor for the village of Kipton and part-time prosecutor for Amherst) has been engaged in the practice of law in Lorain County and ERIE COUNTY since 1993. She began her career in the ERIE COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE.......

For what it's worth I believe Dennis O'Toole (who lives in Erie County) and his law firm full of PROSECUTORS and LAW DIRECTORS are the INFAMOUS SILENT PARTNERS in the Marina District.

Anonymous

BAXTER IS EVIL.

Wow

one of my closest friends is a brown nose ahaha =[

Anonymous

Everything sure does seem to be tying in here and its plain to see that Kim Nuesse does not stand a chance in this corrupt county just like Elsbeth and nobody else does. But take heart people I think the corruption is slowly starting to unravel.....Stay tuned because there's lots more to come.

Anonymous

Was Baxter drunk when he wrote that third letter to the editor or did one of his staff attorneys write it for him? All three of the letters to the editor have been defensive in nature.

There are some common traits that liars share. Liars get defensive when confronted or questioned or they evade or ignore the questions. Liars also act like they have no idea what you are talking about when questioned. Liars also want to change the subject.

Truthful people welcome all questions as they have nothing to hide.

Why is Baxter so uncomfortable with Matt's questions?

In Kevin's fourth letter to editor, I hope that he will provide answers to the following questions.

1) Baxter ignored repeated requests for documentation on the child rapist case. WHY?

2) When questioned directly about it on two separate occasions, he stared back with a glassy-eyed look and feigned ignorance on the entire topic. WHY did you feign ignorance?

3) Baxter also ignored written requests for the information, and for information on other flawed warrants. WHY?

4) Why didn't you call in the Ohio Attorney General to investigate the Nuesse case?

5) Why was Murman and an old judge hired at great expense to the taxpayers of Sandusky when the Attorney General would have investigated the Nuesse case for FREE?

6) Why did you make changes to the Murman Report on your own without consulting Murman first? Did you read the final draft of the Murman Report before it was released?

It's time to cut the crap. You need to stop sending defensive letters to the editor and start answering some questions. When you write your fourth letter to the editor, you need to answer the above six questions and not evade or ignore them.

Anonymous

And while your answering all of those questions MR. BAXTER I have a TON of questions, too. First question---WHO in the HELL gave ERIE COUNTY and the Lorain County law firm of BAUMGARTNER & O'TOOLE the right to transfer ownership of TRUST PROPERTY on a proven to be FORGED power of attorney HIDDEN from family members in the Lorain County Recorder's office? Wouldn't that be considered a CRIMINAL ACT?

Anonymous

It's time for Baxter to step down. Maybe he can sell televisions with his friend Tom Ferrell after he loses on Nov. 4th. They deserve one another! Both scum of the earth.

Anonymous

hey

Anonymous

What does the fact that Ms. Goodrum is African American have to do with anything? Did your research uncover the fact that Krista also had another trial, was represented by another lawyer, and (Oh my god) found GUILTY!!!
Tell me it isn't so!!
If you have the guts to talk trash about somebody that you don't know, why not be man or woman enough to use your real name? Only a low life, piece of crap (hint, hint) would talk trash about somebody that he or she doesn't now and not reveal him or herself. Why not stay off this blog until you have something educational or informative to say? Use some of this negative energy on something positive. I guess it's true what they say: misery loves company.

Anonymous

After reading Krista Harris's APPEAL I was throughly disgusted. EXACTLY TO THE T SO LIKE CORRUPT ERIE COUNTY IS KNOWN TO WORK. Her first two attorneys are dirty, sneaky local gobs, the third Elsebeth Baumgarner gets shut up real fast and then Cheryl Goodrum the AFRO-AMERICAN attorney. Considering Baxter's known fondness for black women how much PLAINER can it possibly get......Does anybody by any chance know how GOODRUM got her high-paying assistant prosecutor job or is that a stupid question?

Anonymous

I have lived in this community all my life and never have I been so angry and so ashamed.

Anonymous

Wow, sounds like Krista was railroaded by her on so called lawyers. I would like someone to explain to me what Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.61(C) means in plain english. If anyone can do that I would appreciate it.

Anonymous

No, it sounds like Krista was railroaded by Baxter, the judges and their fa$ good ole lawyer boyfriends that like to wipe each others you know what.....

Anonymous

Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.61(C)
When a series of offenses under section 2913.02 of the Revised Code, or a series of violations of, conspiracies to violate, or complicity in violations of division (A)(1) of section 1716.14, section 2913.02, 2913.03, or 2913.04, division (B)(1) or (2) of section 2913.21, or section 2913.31 or 2913.43 of the Revised Code involving a VICTIM WHO IS AN ELDERLY PERSON is committed by the offender, all of those offenses shall be tried as a SINGLE OFFENSE. The value of the property involved in the series of offenses for the purpose of determining the value as required by division (A) of this section is the aggregate value of all property in all offenses in the series.
AND YOUR POINT PERTAINING TO KRISTA HARRIS IS WHAT?

Anonymous

According to Baxter a forged Power of Attorney (drafted up by an Erie County attorney and hidden in Lorain County by a Lorain County attorney) an illegal transfer of Erie County property, forged Prudential documents, forged checks deposited at a local Key Bank (i.e. Albany, New York) for over a year after the decedent's death and a forged Will (signed by two Erie County judges and filed two years after the decedent's death by a Lorain County attorney) was NOT criminal.....
Could somebody please enlighten me as to what this Krista Harris did that WAS criminal. I'm confused.......

Anonymous

Thank you for clarifying O.R.C. 2913.61(C). I am truly concerned about Krista Harris's situation. I have read, and reread all of the comments and starting doing some research about her case. It is truly unbelievable that something like this could happen to a person in this day and age. Listen, according to all of the court documents that pertain to her appeal, and others that were provided to me, Krista Harris was charged with 17 felonies involving an alleged theft of monies from her elderly aunt. Krista alleged that the monies were given to her through a valid power of attorney. Okay. Now lets give the Kevin Baxter the benefit of the doubt in this matter. No we can't. Kevin Baxter, Dean Holman, and his assistants railroaded this poor lady on sham theft charges. The law states under Ohio Revised Code Section 2913.61(C) that Krista Harris could have only legally been charged with a SINGLE OFFENSE. So why in the HE&& was she at the least overcharged with 16 more felonies. I am absolutely sickened by this. Oh, I haven't even begun to look into her claims of Double Jeopardy. I am going to see to it that Krista Harris case makes it on National Television if its the last thing I do. I believe everything Elsebeth has said about Krista being forced into a non-consensual sexual relationship by Kevin Baxter.

And lastly, I just found out that in June of 2004 Krista filed a lawsuit in federal court suing Kevin Baxter for forcing her into a sexual relationship. Only a real victim, who was victimized would file a lawsuit against their alleged rapist. I'll provide additional information later.

Anonymous

I know that what I have to say is educational because many people agree with me that Krista Harris was railroaded by Baxter and Holman. I don't believe for one moment that Krista is guilty. History had proven year after year that many innocent people get thrown in jail on false charges. What I find to rather interesting is that Krista refused to accept diversion. Now who in there right mind commits a crime ,and has the ability to basically have it go away, and chooses not to accept the deal. No one with any common sense. Only a person who is truly innocent would go through what Krista went through. Krista would have been a fool to not take the deal if she did commit the crime. I'm on Krista and Elsebeth's side because I now have seen the proof of the corruption and dishonesty of Kevin Baxter's action. I think maybe this afternoon I will call around to some offices and get some women's organization's involved to see what can be done about all of this abuse women are suffering at the hands of a corrupt county prosecutor.

Anonymous

You obviously must be the loser lawyer Harris had because you are on the defense. Who else would defend such a low life piece a crap lawyer. You helped to send that poor lady, (Harris) to prison by not advocating for her rights. This blog tells it all. Sham on you. I wonder how many other people you have failed to represent?

Anonymous

Boy, it sure sounds like Krista Harris is one tough cookie. She sued Baxter in federal court. Did that make headlines or what? Did Baxter counter-sue? Probably not, he probably had the judge fix the case knowing him. Well, I sure hope that his brother Ejay has his day in court with the family matter involving his mother's estate. Does anyone know why Judge Tone is taking so long to rule on the matter? Maybe are new attorney general can investigate all of this corruption in Erie County. I think all of us need to contact the AG's office and let them know just how much crime is occurring in this wonderful little tourist town.

Erie County Resident

Easy to see why nobody ever runs against Baxter and Mcgookey. Looks like the dirty lawyers have hit a real gold mine in this county.....

Anonymous

The old retired judges and the cuyahoga county lawyers have hit a real gold mine too compliments of the ERIE COUNTY TAXPAYERS.

Anonymous

According the court documents in Krista's case, she stated that it was a case of Double Jeopardy. Harris stated she was falsely convicted of crimes she wasn't even charged with, and had completed serving 6 out of the 7 sentences that were imposed. So, how could she have been retried on all of the same charges if she had completely served all but of the sentences. I'll tell you this case is making me sick to my stomach. Common sense would tell you that if if were even possible, she could only be retried on the remaining count, wherewith that sentence had not been completed. I've spoken with my husband about this case, and he is just as amazed with disbelief that all of this has happened to one woman. I guess most people aren't concerned because she is black woman and it doesn't mean anything to them. Well it surely means something to myself and my all white family. Color doesn't matter. I can't believe how this community has just stood by and watched idley as if this didn't happen. Well, I'm here to tell you it's not going away until we get to the bottom of it Kevin. Mark my word. This family will not turn or backs on Krista, Elsebeth, or Ejay.

Anonymous

I'LL BET NUESSE'S CASE WAS "FIXED" EVEN BEFORE SHE WAS FIRED.

Anonymous

According to the court documents in Krista's case, she stated that it was a case of Double Jeopardy. Harris stated she was falsely convicted of crimes she wasn't even charged with, and had completed serving 6 out of the 7 sentences that were imposed. So, how could she have been retried on all of the same charges if she had completely served all but 1 of the sentences. I'll tell you this case is making me sick to my stomach. Common sense would tell you that if if were even possible, she could only be retried on the remaining count, wherewith that sentence had not been completed. I've spoken with my husband about this case, and he is just as amazed with disbelief that all of this has happened to one woman. I guess most people aren't concerned because she is black woman and it doesn't mean anything to them. Well it surely means something to myself and my all white family. Color doesn't matter. I can't believe how this community has just stood by and watched idley as if this didn't happen. Well, I'm here to tell you it's not going away until we get to the bottom of it Kevin. Mark my word. This family will not turn or backs on Krista, Elsebeth, or Ejay.

Anonymous

You sure have do have a lot of DISGRUNTLED ENEMIES in this community.....so much for your claims about Westerhold.

Anonymous

Mr. Baxter we the people would like to call your attention to the Krista Harris case. This woman has alleged that you forced her into a non-consensual sexual relationship. What do you have to say about that? Did you give her our hard earned tax payers money to move out of town? If so, why? Why did you tell Detective Mark Volz it was okay to charge Krista with 3 felonies and then turn around and put a special prosecutor on the case. If there was a "conflict of interest with Krista" then why did you authorize any charges at all? None of it makes any sense to me other than the fact that you are an evil man and should not be our county prosecutor. Mr. Baxter there is plenty of evidence in this blog alone to have you placed under federal investigation. The evidence has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. It's sad that you alone have torn this county apart. NO ONE RESPECTS YOU EVEN ME AND I AM ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES.

Anonymous

As a prosecutor of a county you really should not be giving out UNLAWFUL favors to your old and seasoned attorney friends, especially when the unlawful favors border on CRIMINAL that other people can and have gone to jail for.
You and some of these Erie County judges also should not be allowed to use your power to unlawfully INTIMIDATE these YOUNG attorneys into FIXING cases for you.
You and some of these Erie County judges also should not be allowed to unlawfully CONSPIRE with Cuyahoga County judges to FIX CASES in the jurisdiction of Cuyahoga County that pertain to matters in Erie County.
These are just a FEW of the NUMEROUS clearly unfair, biased and unlawful things that go on in Erie County on a regular basis that bring down the spirit of the community and project to those who consider making their personal homes here a VERY undesirable choice.

Anonymous

You can't win with these low-lifes. They hold the cards can't you see that. Just sit back and wait. Their day will come when they least expect it.

Anonymous

Yes, my research has allowed me to uncover more information regarding your prosecutor, who at the very least is a coward. This man has destroyed this county's judicial system. Having non-consensual sex with witness in a murder case and then moving her out of town to cover it up. Sickening don't you think. From what I heard he was never faithful to his wife. And now, what is he supposed to be like Kevin Federline and she is like Britney Spears. LOL.....? No, he is more like the biggest loser there is. He is nothing but a joke. And, he will be removed from office. I understand that there is a petition circulating around town to have him investigated by the new Attorney General, hopefully a Republican gets in so that they can go against all of these corrupt Democrats in Erie County. It's so sad but I am a Democrat. Oh well.

Anonymous

Never give up. These people are the devils children. You can never sit back and let them win. It's Good vs. Evil.

The citizens of Erie county vs. the corrupt judicial system.

Anonymous

I have had firefox and chrome, I unistalled firefox after using it for many years because I like the interface of chrome better, I would strongly suggest checking Chrome out. Another browser I would recommend is Avant browser.

Anonymous

As a Prosecutor you really should not be allowing the public officials in this county to assist your attorney buds in FRAUD.

Anonymous

Has he gone hiding somewhere under a rock? I wonder will we need a special prosecutor to handle the Shawn Caston case? I believe we have a conflict of interest since Shawn was a so called snitch for his boy. What do you think?

Anonymous

According to Ejay, he states that Kevin has/had an unlawful interest in a public contract violating Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.42(B)(2). Ejay states that the documents obtained from the Secretary of State say that Kevin owned 30% of the Island Rocket. So, if he received government loans is this illegal and is Ejay right? Can anyone check this out?

Anonymous

O.R.C. 2921.42 Having an unlawful interest in a public contract.
(A)No public official shall knowingly do any of the following:
(B)In the absence of bribery or a purpose to defraud, a public offical, member of a public official's family, or any of a public official's BUSINESS ASSOCIATES shall not be considered as having an interest in a public contract or the investment of public funds, if all of the follwing apply:
(2)The shares owned or controlled by that person do not exceed FIVE PER CENT of the oustanding shares of the corporation,and the amount due that person as creditor does not exceed five per cent of the total indebtedness of the corporation or other orgainiazation.

You say Baxter owned 30%. Who were his BUSINESS ASSOCIATES that owned the rest?

Anonymous

I have a cousin who works for the FBI in Washington. He told me once that the FBI has a profile on every single person in this country, they even know the size of your underwear. (I think he was kidding on that one but then again maybe not) Did you ever stop to think that all this corruption that's going on in OHIO and the OHIO COURTS is going unnoticed? Did you ever stop to think that their letting them dig their OWN HOLES.....

Anonymous

I believe his partners were: Duane Ohly, Brett Kinzel, who is the son of Dic&, Kinzel (President of Cedar Fair, Point) and I think two other guys. Sorry, I'll have to look it up again.

Anonymous

It's called the Island Express Ltd.
Okay the general manager's name for the Rocket is Bill Annand. Kevin Baxter and Duane Ohly, who is a stock broker founded the Island Express A.K.A the Rocket. The other partner is Joe Fratoe, this is the guy that had Elsebeth charged with her sham falsification charge. Just do a goggle search, there is a lot of information about this matter.

Anonymous

Please let me know who the other TWO GUYS were.

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