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Freddie Gray homicide resembles police station beating in federal lawsuit againt Minnesota cops

Ranking police officer captured on tape discussing the beating and vowing to lie to investigators

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

The savage beating of a handcuffed man in a Minnesota police station closely resembles the Freddie Gray homicide case.

So does the attempt to cover it up by police.

The U.S. District Court of Minnesota will soon be deciding if evidence depicting the violent beating in the East Grand Forks, Minnesota police station supports a pattern and practice of corruption as alleged in HOLMSETH V. CITY OF EAST GRAND FORKS ET AL.

The beating was reported by a former police investigator that describes how the handcuffed man’s head was smashed against a cement wall over and over by a psychopathic police officer.

Multiple officers then colluded to cover-up the savage assault.

Plaintiff, Timothy Charles Holmseth, investigative journalist, learned of the violent assault and audio evidence against the police after he filed his original Complaint in July, 2014.

Holmseth has requested leave to amend his Complaint to include the allegations of the former police officer that witnessed the event. The officer tape recorded the now ranking officer at the EGF police department, Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek, admitting he witnessed the  beating, while vowing to lie to investigators.

U.S. Judge Donovan Frank has referred Holmseth, who has been representing himself, to the Federal Pro Se project for an attorney.

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East Grand Forks police sergeant-detective no longer listed as investigator for department

Detective that seized hard-drive of HaLeigh Cummings book author re-classified as patrolman as color of law lawsuit looms in U.S. District Court

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

An East Grand Forks police detective that was allegedly going to lie on the witness stand to convict a local journalist is no longer listed as an investigator with the police department, according to the city’s website.

Sgt. Detective Chris Olson’s name, which previously appeared under the section that listed the police department’s investigators, now appears under the section that lists patrol officers.

Olson’s name, and allegations of his misconduct, appear in a federal civil rights lawsuit, filed in July of 2014 by Timothy Charles Holmseth against the City of East Grand Forks and Polk County Sheriff – – – Holmseth v. City of East Grand Forks et al.

According to Holmseth’s complaint, Michael LaCoursiere, an attorney for the Minnesota Public Defenders office, who represented Holmseth in 2011-2012, told Holmseth that Olson, along with a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy, Jesse Haugen, was going to lie on the witness stand if Holmseth didn’t accept an Alford (no contest) plea.

Holmseth alleges the push for a false criminal conviction was based upon critical discoveries he made during his investigative journalism projects regarding the high profile child kidnapping case of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings; the murder of Orlando toddler Caylee Marie Anthony; and financial crimes and fraud that led to the exposure of the Boardwalk Enterprises money-laundering loan-fraud scheme in East Grand Forks.

The criminal charges against Holmseth were pushed and prosecuted by EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad; a central figure in the Boardwalk Enterprises scandal.

Federal lawsuit: Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Scott Rothstein tied to embattled Minnesota government officials – – – $231 Million biofuel deal

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

The Minnesota city of East Grand Forks, which is under investigation after an audit revealed disaster relief money was being laundered through well placed public officials in a scandal known as ‘Boardwalk Enterprises’, has been connected to the infamous Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, and a biofuels company that was supposed to bring in a $231 Million back-door government contract through connections to former Florida governor Charlie Crist.

The revelations are found in Amended Complaint recently filed in Holmseth v. City of East Grand Forks et al, Minnesota District Court case number 14-CV-2970 (DWF/LIB).

The Complaint sets forth facts regarding a biofuels company, Alternative Biofuels Technologies Inc., which was listed amongst the seizures during the federal RICO investigation of Scott Rothstein.

Holmseth’s lawsuit describes how the East Grand Forks Police Department and city attorney, Ronald Galstad, conspired with Rothstein associates to concoct an ‘Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence’ through a Florida divorce court, using a person he had never met, upon which they would later arrest Holmseth for (legally) publishing (true) facts.

Holmseth was told by William Staubs (a.k.a. Cobra the Bounty Hunter) he would be murdered if he attened the court hearing in Broward County, Florida and defended himself. When Holmseth attempted to obtain police records to send to the Florida judge, the EGFPD refused him the records three times.

Holmseth possesses an email from Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, & Adler attorney, Pedro Dijols, making a statment of representation – – – as the attorney he would be representing a kidnapping suspect that had been contacting the East Grand Forks Police Department – attempting to have Holmseth muzzled by local police.

The Complaint alleges city officials conspired with a public defender to have Holmseth, an award-winning news reporter, falsely convicted and (planned to have him) placed in St. Cloud State prison.

Michael LaCoursiere, a Minnesota public defender that is now the prosector for Red lake County, Minnesota, told Holmseth there was a plot by the police and Sheriff’s Office to have him put in prison.

Holmseth became the target of the Defendant(s) while conducting interviews with key figures in Florida that were suspects in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping and Casey Anthony child murder case. The interviews led to intricate detailed information about Scott Rothstein, Charlie Crist, and a $231 Million biofuel deal.

Holmseth also learned about a money-laundering scheme that involved EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad and EDHA Director James Richter. Holmseth reported the City to the Minnesota State Auditor and the City was subsequently caught in the scheme.

An audio recording of the $231 Million back-door Charlie Crist biofuel deal being discussed is in public record evidence in the Roseau Court in Roseau, Minnesota, where it was part of another case.

The City of East Grand Forks defendants are being represented by Iverson Reuvers Condon, Bloomington, Minnesota.

The Minnesota County of Polk defendants are being represented Carlson & Associates, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.

EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad is being represented by Maring Williams, Fargo, North Dakota.

Federal defendant Jeannette Ringuette is being represented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Read the preliminary statement:

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

This 42 U.S.C. 1983 Deprivation of Rights case has been brought in the fullness of time.

Facts and circumstances set forth herein show that in 2008, Timothy Charles Holmseth (hereby referred to as Plaintiff or Holmseth), a respected and law abiding citizen, un-wittingly re-located into an area that was infested with corruption, of which he soon became the target.

In 1999, the East Grand Forks Economic Development and Housing Authority (EDHA) loaned a company called Boardwalk Enterprises LLP $510,000 at zero percent interest for a post-flood building project. Annual $30,000 payments were scheduled to begin in 2003 and finish in 2019. The mortgage was never filed and no payments were ever made on the loan. The building in question was owned by the Mayor’s brother; and two city attorneys had been quietly involved in the conspiracy of silence as a small group of public officials were quietly running out the statute of limitations on the fraud and money laundering scheme.

In 2008, Plaintiff, an award-winning news reporter re-located to East Grand Forks, Minnesota from Breckenridge, Minnesota where he had been the Minnesota Government Reporter for the Wahpeton Daily News. He began a freelance writing service, and in 2009 he established media agreements with legal professionals in Florida involved in the search for a missing child named HaLeigh Cummings. SEE EXHIBIT A

Soon thereafter, Plaintiff learned he had interviewed law enforcement’s suspects in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping; as well as parties/witnesses involved in the Casey Anthony murder trial. The missing child HaLeigh Cummings’ mother’s REDACTED, REDACTED REDACTED, had been questioned by law enforcement per their belief REDACTED transported HaLeigh across state lines.

Plaintiff interviewed REDACTED REDACTED, and REDACTED advised that REDACTED REDACTED was legally represented by a Florida law firm, Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, & Adler.  In 2010, Scott Rothstein, CEO of the law firm, having pled guilty to RICO charges was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Scott Rothstein operated the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of Florida – $1.2 Billion.

REDACTED REDACTED told Plaintiff REDACTED was “coordinating” leads in the HaLeigh Cummings investigation and working closely with Putnam County Sheriff’s Office detectives including Captain Dominic Piscitello and Detective Peggy Cone. REDACTED told Plaintiff REDACTED team of “investigators” were working on the HaLeigh Cummings case. Plaintiff would soon discover REDACTED ‘team of investigators’ consisted of felons, pedophiles, and human traffickers.

William Staubs, a private investigator working for REDACTED REDACTED, told Plaintiff that REDACTED REDACTED and REDACTED, REDACTED REDACTED, were involved in a biofuels deal that guaranteed them a back-door government contract involving Scott Rothstein and (then) Florida Governor Charlie Christ, in the hundreds of millions of dollars. William Staubs sent Plaintiff an audio recording of REDACTED REDACTED talking to another kidnapping suspect, Jeremiah Regan, and telling him REDACTED had been promised $231 Million. Staubs told Dana Treen at the Jacksonville Times-Union that REDACTED REDACTED promised Jeremiah Regan $2 Million if he kept his mouth shut.

In June of 2009 REDACTED REDACTED and REDACTED associates began calling the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD) in Minnesota and asking for special favors – particularly – they wanted the local police to circumvent the media contract that existed between Plaintiff and REDACTED REDACTED, and use law enforcement powers to prevent Plaintiff from writing about the kidnapping and stop him from cooperating with the FBI. The callers were using a paid media consultant, who sometimes appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, but was falsely identifying himself as a CNN reporter, to un-nerve the local police department and local newspaper.

The City of East Grand Forks and rogue elements of the judicial community lay siege to Plaintiff’s publication and utilized virtually every government and law enforcement resource available to them as they set out to violate Plaintiff’s rights. Plaintiff’s ability to thrive was completely and utterly decimated by the non-stop tyrannical activities of the corrupt officials that endeavored to destroy his reputation, business, and family.

Between 2009 and 2014, Plaintiff was stalked from job to job, forced to live on welfare; and defamed beyond comprehension. But he persevered. He continued operating his publication on a shoe-string budget, while independently investigating local officials, gathering information, and reporting the corrupt and illegal activities to state and federal law enforcement.

In December of 2013 Plaintiff reported the City of East Grand Forks to the Minnesota State Auditor and requested and audit and investigation.

In April of 2014 an audit exposed the tip of the ice-berg that Plaintiff was investigating when the Grand Forks Herald and WDAZ reported ‘$510,000 loan to EGF goes unpaid for 10 years’.

EDHA Director James Richter would soon retire under a cloud of suspicion. As an investigation into the ‘Boardwalk Enterprises’ scandal continued, EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad would be replaced by an outside attorney where the investigation of ‘Boardwalk Enterprises’ was concerned.

An official public (closed door) meeting held on May 7, 2014, between EGF city officials and representatives of Boardwalk Enterprises at the private office of Ronald Galstad (Galstad, Jensen, and McCann). EGF Administrator David Murphy told WDAZ that city officials met with Boardwalk Enterprises and their “attorney”. When asked later, Brad Sinclair, the attorney representing the City, would not discuss who Boardwalk Enterprise’s attorney was at the May 7, 2014 meeting. The City would also not state whether or not Ronald Galstad represented the City at the meeting. Facts and circumstances indicate Ronald Galstad may have been the attorney for both Boardwalk Enterprises and the City at the same meeting.

On August 25, 2014, the Grand Forks Herald reported that Minnesota Open Meeting law expert, Attorney Mark Anfinson, determined EGF officials had violated the Minnesota Open Meeting Law on August 11, 2014, when they met behind closed doors with Boardwalk Enterprises.

It was clear City officials were/are attempting to cover-up and conceal the identity of all the players in the Boardwalk Enterprises money laundering scheme by holding illegal meetings not open to the public.

The City of East Grand Forks and the 9th Minnesota Judicial District is infested with corruption of rogue officials.

Set forth herein – evidence, records, facts, circumstances, testimony, and witnesses, reveal both James Richter and Ronald Galstad, along with the assistance of the EGFPD, other government employees, as well as judicial officers, began violating Plaintiff’s rights in 2009 and never stopped.

Boardwalk Enterprises and City of EGF reported to Department of Justice – National Department For Disaster Fraud

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

The activities of the Boardwalk Enterprises/EDHA/EGF loan fraud money laundering scheme have been reported to the Department of Justice.

The Complaint reads in part:

East Grand Forks city employees and elected leaders are using their positions to steal government money and enrich themselves. The flow of funds originated from state and federal disaster relief that came as result of the historic flooding of the Red River in 1997.

I reported the City of EGF to the Minnesota State Auditor on December 8, 2013, and requested an audit. At some point an audit was called for. On April 30, 2014, the Grand Forks Herald reported ‘$510,000 loan to EGF goes unpaid for 10 years’.

The fraud was connected to a group of local officials including the mayor, city attorney, EDHA director, and several others.

Attempts to cover up the fraud and organized criminal activity were made by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and East Grand Forks Police Department. see above-mentioned lawsuit

The fraud involves a company called Boardwalk Enterprises LLP that borrowed over half a million dollars. Annual payments of $30,000 were supposed to begin in 2003 but never did. Not a single payment was ever made and the mortgage was never filed. Virtually all traces of the loan disappeared from the record. Neither the lender nor the loaner said anything.

On May 7, 2014, local officials held an official (closed) meeting with representatives of Boardwalk Enterprises and their (Boardwalk’s) attorney to discuss a ‘solution’ to the unpaid loan problem.

The May 7, 2014, meeting was suspicious because it was held at the private office of EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad (Galstad, Jensen, & McCann).

On May 7, 2014, EGF city administrator David Murphy told WDAZ news that city officials met with representatives of Boardwalk Enterprises and their “attorney”. However – to this very day – Murphy and city officials will not disclose who Boardwalk Enterprises’ attorney was on May 7, 2014.

Email to Judge reveals public defender suspected EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad of Constitutional rights violations regarding seized hard-drive

EGF City Council and EDHA Board members focus of suspicion for involvement in money-laundering scheme 

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Michael LaCoursiere, Minnesota Public Defender’s Office, believed something was amiss with the actions of EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad shortly after the East Grand Forks Police Department abruptly seized the hard-drive and journalism equipment of Timothy Charles Holmseth.

Documents recently obtained from Public Defender supervisor Kip Fontaine contained email exchanges between LaCoursiere, Galstad, and Judge Tamara Yon.

LaCoursiere stated his concerns in a December 19, 2012, email to Judge Tamara Yon and Ronald Galstad.

“A search warrant was also executed and property of Mr. Holmseth has been seized since our last hearing. I am going to ask for a continuance to review the Search and the Warrant and time to make the proper objections if Mr. Holmseth’s constitutional rights have been violated. Springing all these new request and executing a search warrant on the eve of our hearing is like Trial by ambush,” LaCoursiere said.

The email communication was initiated by Galstad, who was desperately trying to convince the Judge his witness should not be required to appear in person, but rather, be able to appear from out of state via ITV. The email contained three full pages of case law and legal opinion why Holmseth did not have a right to face his accuser.

“[The State’s witness] is in [another State] and the expense of the judicial economy would dictate that the efficiencies of ITV would serve justice in this matter,” Galstad said.

Galstad’s reference to the “expense of the judicial economy” creates serious questions about previous statements he made to the Court on October 29, 2012, when a Jury Trial was scheduled for Holmseth.

On October 29, 2012, upon a (coerced) Alford plea, Judge Yon asked Galstad, “So you’re not asking, for example, [for Timothy Holmseth] to pay plane tickets or anything like that?”

Galstad replied, “No”.

Judge Yon’s question to Galstad clearly indicates the Court believed the State had a witness present to testify before the agreement was reached.

In 2014, Holmseth requested the City of EGF produce Accounts Payable records to demonstrate that the City paid travel expenses for their out-of-state witness to testify on October 29, 2012.

EGF City Attorney David Murphy reported to Holmseth that an investigation found no records of any such expenses ever being paid out.

RONALD GALSTAD AND TIMOTHY HOLMSETH’S CHILD
During the exact same time period that Ronald Galstad was suspected of violating Holmseth’s Constitutional rights, he was actively involving himself with Holmseth’s parental rights via a Thief River Falls law firm, Charlson-Jorgenson.

The evidence shows Galstad to be a man obsessed with a local journalist.

On December 18, 2012, a review hearing was held in Roseau County Family Court where Timothy Holmseth was defending against the latest batch of accusations made against him by his child’s mother, Rhonda Callahan, and Matthew Petrovich, guardian ad litem.

Callahan, legally represented by Michael Mattocks, Charlson-Jorgenson, was again attempting to suspend Holmseth’s parental rights.

Emails and courtroom testimony show Callahan had been sending information about Holmseth to kidnapping suspects in Florida, who were then publishing it on the Web. Callahan and Michael Jorgenson were also coordinating (false) CPS complaints and nuisance calls to the police with the kidnapping suspects in Florida.

Callahan had been communicating with Galstad’s witness since 2009, after Holmseth interviewed law enforcement’s suspects in the kidnapping of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

RONALD GALSTAD AND MICHAEL MATTOCKS
During the December 18, 2012 hearing a nexus was made between Galstad and Charlson-Jorgenson Law Office when Mattocks told Judge Donna Dixon that he had spoken to EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad and been advised that Holmseth’s Stay of Execution had been revoked and Holmseth was in trouble with the law.

RONALD GALSTAD AND GUARDIAN AD LITEM MATTHEW PETROVICH
In the summer of 2013, Matthew Petrovich emailed Timothy Holmseth and told him he had been reading his website – http://www.writeintoaction.com. Holmseth had been publishing articles exposing local officials, including Galstad, for corrupt activities.  Petrovich told Holmseth he needed to stay off his computer and start thinking about what was important to him.

Holmseth continued to report to the public what local officials were doing.

In the fall of 2013, Callahan ands her lawyer (Mattocks) filed a Motion to the Court alleging Holmseth was “delusional” and psychologically harming their son. Attached as supporting exhibits to Callahan’s Motion was printed out articles from Holmseth’s website regarding corrupt local officials and law enforcement. Callahan also filed an Affidavit that made no less than seven references to Holmseth’s ‘delusional’ ‘theories’ about the kidnapping of HaLeigh Cummings.

Petrovich quickly supported Callahan’s Motion by submitting a Guardian’s report asserting Holmseth was “paranoid” and recommended Holmseth see his son under supervision only. During a subsequent hearing, Petrovich supported his assertion that Holmseth was paranoid by lamenting to the Court that Holmseth had filed a complaint against “Ronald Galstad”.

In December of 2013, Dr. Madaline Barnes PhD performed a parental capacity/psychological examination of Holmseth and determined he was a good and loving parent; mentally healthy; posed no threat to his son; was not delusional; and his parenting-time should be re-instated. It was the third psychological test Holmseth had taken and passed (he passed every test he ever took).

Despite Holmseth passing the parental capacity tests – Callahan, Mattocks, and Petrovich continued their siege against Holmseth.

During this time, Callahan was investigated by Grand Forks CPS and a plan was developed for her due to some parenting issues that needed to be addressed.

Holmseth has never been found to be insufficient as a parent in any way by CPS; or by any final judgment of a Court.

At Family Court hearings on March 3, and May 20, 2014, Petrovich, Callahan, and Mattocks, argued to the Court that restrictions should be placed on Holmseth’s parenting-time, and argued he should be restricted from writing stories (about corrupt government officials) on his computer if he is to have custody of his son.

BOARDWALK ENTERPRISES
During the May 20, 2014, court hearing, Timothy Holmseth lifted a copy of the April 30, 2014, edition of the Grand Forks Herald. The headline read ‘$510,000 loan to EGF goes unpaid for 10 years’.

The headline decimated the argument that Holmseth was delusional about local corruption and created serious questions about the perpetual defamation against Holmseth by Galstad, Mattocks, Petrovich, and Callahan.

Holmseth argued to Judge Yon at a prior hearing that if a reporter at the Fargo Forum or Grand Forks Herald had reported corruption they would not be labeled delusional or have their child taken from them.

The Boardwalk Enterprises loan fraud money laundering scheme was exposed as result of an audit.

However…

In December of 2013, Timothy Holmseth reported the City of EGF to the Minnesota State Auditor and requested an audit.

JUDGE YON ENTERS RULING
On August 12, 2014, Judge Tamara Yon denied all requests for un-constitutional restrictions on Holmseth’s publication; dismissed Matthew Petrovich as guardian ad litem; did not assign another GAL – rather, a Third Party Neutral that specializes in cases with high-conflict between the parents.

BOARDWALK ENTERPRISES AND TAXPAYER FUNDS
Galstad is presently under deep scrutiny regarding his role in the Boardwalk Enterprises loan fraud money laundering scheme.

Many suspect Ronald Galstad was the attorney for both Boardwalk Enterprises and the City of EGF during an official public meeting held on May 7, 2014, at Galstad’s private law office. Questions also exist about Galstad possibly being a member of the Boardwalk Enterprises ownership group.

Questions are mounting regarding the use of taxpayer money to pay:

  • Legal expenses for the dead end malicious prosecution of Timothy Holmseth
  • Legal expenses to protect EGF city officials and elected leaders involved in the Boardwalk Enterprises money laundering scheme
  • Legal expenses to defend corrupt Defendants named in Holmseth v. City of East Grand Forks et al

MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME
Many taxpayers believe members of the EGF city council and EDHA board are either directly involved or criminally complacent in the Boardwalk Enterprises loan fraud money laundering scheme.

Courtroom transcripts reveal EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad lied to State Judge

Pressure mounts for EGF City officials to discuss Galstad’s role in Boardwalk Enterprises scandal 

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Transcripts from a January 4, 2013, court hearing at the Polk County Justice Center reveal EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad made multiple false statements to a Judge about a (fictitious) relationship invented by the Prosecution between the City of EGF and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

Galstad’s statements, which were recently transcribed by Honorable Tamara Yon’s clerk, reveal the embattled attorney spun a web of lies regarding a hard-drive that had been seized by a local journalist in a Gestapo style raid in December of 2012.

Galstad told Judge Yon the Prosecution for the City of East Grand Forks/State of Minnesota vs. Timothy Charles Holmseth had been in communication with the BCA regarding a hard-drive that had been seized from Holmseth.

Holmseth is/was a journalist and author that was reporting on a national profile child kidnapping, as well as investigating local corruption.

“I’ve just been notified that the BCA, before they’ll do a forensic search of that computer, wants either an order of this Court or a search warrant that says that they can – –  we got the original search warrant, but for whatever reason the BCA wants something that says that they can actually search that hard-drive. So I am going to be either, one, asking – – or requesting an additional warrant for forensic search of that computer hard-drive or the Court can make that Order as they see fit, but I am going to be doing that,” Galstad said.

Galstad’s claims to the Judge to be in contact with the BCA were pure fiction.

“The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had no involvement in this case. We were not requested to conduct a forensic examination on your computer,” said Drew Evans, assistant superintendent, BCA.

Galstad’s statements expose the fact the Prosecution was very well aware that the search warrant used to seize and retain Holmseth’s hard-drive, did not direct or authorize any subsequent forensic search of the hard-drive.

But the Prosecution secretly searched it anyway.

Documents requested by Holmseth eventually resulted in the admission by EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund that the hard-drive had been searched while in police custody.

According to a Sheriff’s Report, on April 3, 2013, Sgt. Michael Norland, Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), searched the hard-drive using a computer program that leaves no trace.  According to Sheriff Barb Erdman, there was no ‘Record of Examination’ kept during Norland’s search.

On April 26, 2013, Holmseth’s hard-drive and journalism equipment was returned by court order. The equipment and property was bagged with evidence stickers that read ‘Minnesota Department of Public Safety – Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’.

The use of the stickers appears to be part of a planned hoax that included the BCA.

“The BCA had no role in the investigation you describe and did not attach any tags to evidence in that case,” said Jill Oliveira, public information officer, Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

There is no police record or log tracking the location or movements of the property, which was seized from Holmseth on December 14, 2012, because neither the EGFPD nor the PCSO kept a ‘Chain of Evidence’ log.  

BOARDWALK ENTERPRISES

On December 8, 2013, Timothy Holmseth, working with information he had obtained, reported the City of East Grand Forks to the Minnesota State Auditor.

On April 30, 2014, the Grand Forks Herald reported ‘$510,000 loan goes unpaid for 10 years’ as result of a call for an audit. The scandal involves a loan scam that enriched participants in a business called Boardwalk Enterprises LLP.

The mechanics of the scam resemble basic fraud and money laundering techniques.  

RONALD GALSTAD

On May 7, 2014, EGF officials met with representatives of Boardwalk Enterprises to discuss a solution to unpaid load dilemma. The closed-door meeting was held at the private law office of Ronald Galstad.

The City of EGF refuses to disclose the name(s) of all attorneys present at the meeting and has deferred all questions regarding Ronald Galstad to Jon Inverson, the attorney representing the City in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Holmseth.

The City of EGF has yet to address public concern and suspicion that Ronald Galstad was the attorney for both Boardwalk Enterprises and the City of EGF at the same meeting.

If Galstad was the attorney for both entities – that means he was the attorney (and/or a member) of Boardwalk Enterprises during the ten years the loan went unpaid – and – the attorney for the City of EGF at the same time.

Thief River Falls law firm reacts to civil rights lawsuit

Targeted journalist hopes FBI will initiate RICO investigation

Charlson-Jorgenson P.A. has issued a written demand for all financial and tax information from a journalist that filed a civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

The legal action creates questions, because the Thief River Falls law firm has been locked in a battle with Timothy Charles Holmseth, the Plaintiff in the federal lawsuit, for over five years.

On July 22, 2014, Holmseth filed a civil rights action against the City of East Grand Forks, East Grand Forks Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and a Minnesota Public Defender for violating 42-U.S.C.-1983 (Deprivation of Rights).

On July 29, 2014, Charlson-Jorgenson pursued Holmseth’s financial information through a child support actions – it was the exact same day the City of EGF and Polk County hired outside lawyers to represent them in the civil rights lawsuit filed by Holmseth.

The rights violations Holmseth is suing over began in 2009 and surrounded Holmseth’s journalism regarding a missing child from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings.

Charlson-Jorgenson is mentioned in the law suit.

The CPS complaint filed by Rhonda Callahan against Plaintiff was the fifth CPS complaint filed by Callahan in only four months. Every complaint was screened out or unfounded. Callahan began filing the unprecedented complaints shortly after Plaintiff conducted his interviews on the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping case. Callahan had come into communications with Art Harris, William Staubs, and REDACTED, for the first time ever, at around this very time. Email threads that later surfaced show Callahan was discussing Plaintiff with William Staubs, Art Harris, and REDACTED. Roseau County Family Court records will show that Callahan’s attorney, Michael Jorgenson, admitted in open court he had a conference call with the out-of-state individuals under investigation in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping. Jorgenson told Honorable Donna Dixon they had nothing of value to offer during the call and simply kept telling him that Plaintiff was ‘crazy’.

Michael Mattocks has good reason to be experiencing anxiety because in August of 2013, his law firm was still relentlessly stalking and defaming Holmseth through the courts. In the fall of 2013, Charlson-Jorgenson filed Motions and Affidavits against Holmseth in the Family Division, asserting Holmseth was ‘delusional’ and posed a threat to his son because of his website.

Charlson-Jorgenson is obsessed with discrediting Holmseth.

The filings in 2013 made no less than seven references to the missing child HaLeigh Cummings; describing Holmseth as delusional. The Motion was supported by exhibits consisting of articles Holmseth published on his website about corrupt officials in the Ninth Minnesota Judicial District and East Grand Forks, which had been printed out and attached to the Motion as evidence.

Mattocks was using Holmseth’s small son to file actions against Holmseth in State District Court via the Family Division. Holmseth’s mental health was challenged by presenting articles he had written about corruption in the local government.

Mattocks’s cased received complete support from Matthew Petrovich, a guardian ad litem assigned to Holmseth’s son. Petrovich testified that Holmseth was paranoid. “My great concern is that the degree of paranoia that Mr. Holmseth views everything in his life will have a very detrimental effect on [the minor child],” Petrovich stated to the Court.

Petrovich also backed up Mattocks’ case by telling the Court that Holmseth had filed a complaint against everybody except “Kevin Bacon.” Petrovich specifically mentioned EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad and the EGFPD.

Charlson-Jorgenson’s slanderous assertions about Holmseth had no more credibility in 2013, than they did in 2009 when the defamation campaign started.

Holmseth promptly passed his third psychological/parental capacity evaluation, which was performed by Dr. Madaline Barnes PhD, Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls. She advised the Court that Holmseth is not delusional; is mentally healthy; a good and loving father; and his regular parenting-time should be reinstated.

In the spring of 2014, Grand Forks Child Protection Services opened a file on Mattocks’ client, Rhonda Callahan, and issues regarding her parenting skills and supervision of the minor child had to be addressed. Ironically – not a single complaint ever filed against Holmseth by Mattocks and Callahan has ever been found to be true.

Evidence exists to explain why it is important for certain parties to label Holmseth as mentally unstable and/or attempt to have a State District Judge place restrictions on his publishing, which is what Mattocks, Callahan, and Petrovich were asking the Court to do.

On April 30, 2014, the Grand Forks Herald reported ‘$510,000 loan to EGF goes unpaid for 10 years’. The story became known as the ‘Boardwalk Enterprises’ loan fraud scandal. The City of EGF will not disclose how or why it came under an audit. The information was discussed in closed session.

On July 29, 2014, Holmseth released a piece of information to the public he had never shared. On December 8, 2013, he reported the City of EGF to the Minnesota State Auditor. The letter is a shocking and disturbing account of the corruption Holmseth had witnessed, experienced, and uncovered.

Holmseth is hopeful the FBI will become involved in what appears to be a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization case (RICO).

READ federal lawsuit @ http://writeintoaction.com/Charlson%20Jorgenson%20Demands%20Tax%20Documents.html

READ letter to Minnesota State Auditor @ http://writeintoaction.com/Charlson%20Jorgenson%20Demands%20Tax%20Documents.html