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Timothy Holmseth’s response to Grand Forks Herald publisher Korrie Wenzel

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 5, 2017, 7:55 P.M. CST

Timothy Charles Holmseth
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May 5, 2017

Korrie Wenzel
Publisher 
Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Herald Publisher Korrie Wenzel

Mr. Wenzel,

I read the letter you wrote today to the public explaining changes that are taking place at the Grand Forks Herald.

Who are you trying to fool – the public, or yourself?

It’s absurd you could actually believe the community would continue to support your predatory publication when Forum Communications continuously engages in premeditated disinformation against the best interest of the public.

Do you really think the public does not notice that the Herald refuses to cover the fact that convicted felon George Robert Lyons, the man presently facing trial in Polk County, Minnesota for child rape, announced he is engaged to be married to Grand Forks Assistant States Attorney Jodi Bass – and she doesn’t deny it?

Your job as a newspaper and Web publisher is to truthfully inform the public regarding news so people are equipped with all the information and facts they need to make sound decisions.

You purposefully do the opposite.

It was only yesterday day I alerted the public that you (the Herald) failed to report that Melvin Delong, the man that stole a car and subsequently shot and killed Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery, was wearing almost all black and wearing a cap that said “Police”.

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to not report that dynamic. IMPOSSIBLE.

But you know that, don’t you Mr. Wenzel?

By the way… did you ever do any follow up on the second shooting in Rolette County that happened after the Delong/Allery shooting? Did you find out why the courthouse went under lockdown?

You must have just fallen off the turnip cart if you really think your readers and subscribers won’t begin to drop off when your parent company, Forum Communications, and your affiliates (WDAZ), are using your media to cover up crimes?

People who have enough IQ to read news take drug trafficking and sex crimes against children seriously. Your problem is you don’t take those intelligent people seriously.

WDAZ strategically covered up the time-stamps, twice in the same news segment, on the Grand Forks Police body-cams from the police shooting of David James Elliott during their quasi-fake news disinformation segment.

Forum Communications uses fake news to cover up police shooting. There is something mentally wrong with people that do this.

Forum Communications uses fake news to cover up police shooting. There is something mentally wrong with people that do this.

Do you think you’re being cute when you pull crap like that?

Did you know that in 2009 I journalistically infiltrated a child sex and porn trafficking ring that kidnapped a little five year-old girl from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings?

I sure did sharpshooter.

I assisted the FBI, and using information they obtained from me, they were on the way to locating child porn of the little girl’s vagina taken after she was raped.

So guess what happened (that’ a rhetorical question because the Herald already knows)?

The child sex traffickers that the FBI were actively investigating, using leads from me, began calling Lt. Rodney Hajicek at the East Grand Forks Police Department. Hajicek then started secretly emailing members of that group on his Gmail account. They discussed the problem being created by the FBI in Florida acting on information from ‘Timothy Holmseth’ and discussed that I needed to be “stopped”.

They sure did, sharpshooter.

Rod Hajicek (a.k.a. Jerry Sandusky Jr.) printed out all their secret emails that included a 20 page report I prepared for the FBI and personally took it to that weird little goblin Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth to see if there was anything that could be done to me for reporting on the HaLeigh Cummings case.

I was being SECRETLY investigated by Polk County law enforcement for my journalism – that happened in the United States of America.

Hajicek purged all those records from the EGFPD system.

Just one more time so you don’t pretend you didn’t catch it the first time – ‘They RAPED the 5 year-old girl and took pictures of her vagina afterwards’.

I was HELPING the FBI while the East Grand Forks Police simultaneously conspired with the FBI’s suspects to STOP and discredit me.

Your little speech was just narcissistic bullshit.

The reason your publication is in the toilet is because you prey upon your own readers and they are figuring it out.

Everybody hates fake news.

Regards,
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher 
1st Place North Dakota Newspaper Association (twice)

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GFPD records clerk could not provide ‘Time’ of the 911 call she was transcribing

Official narrative regarding police shooting of unarmed man in serious question

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 5, 2016, 7:20 A.M. CST

The Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) records clerk that transcribed the 911 call that preceded the police shooting of David James Elliott, did not know the ‘time’ of the call she was transcribing for an investigative journalist.

It’s kind of important.

The 911 call set into motion a high speed chase, police shooting of an unarmed man, and the subsequent seizure of thousands of pills in the suspect’s vehicle (for which no criminal charges were ever brought).

“The Time was not stated within the PSAP recording of the call therefore I have no way of knowing the exact time of the call,” said Penny Johnson, Records Administration Bureau, GFPD.

Lt. Derik Zimmel, GFPD, said the document provided to Write Into Action “fulfilled” the records request. It’s not known why the GFPD would not consider the actual time of a 911 call to be part of any 911 records request.

Lt. Zimmel, as well as Becky Ault, director of Grand Forks County PSAP, both responded to subsequent requests for clarification – both stated the time of the call was 10:41 P.M., February 27, 2015.

Grand Forks County PSAP Director Becky Ault

Grand Forks County PSAP Director Becky Ault

However, the box allotted for “Time” remains empty in the actual transcription record.

Specific times are the key to understanding what occurred – and what did not occur.

Write Into Action’s request was for public records regarding an incident described in the official police shooting investigation conducted by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) that said, “The cleaning woman inside the bank called in the complaint around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m.”

Lt. Zimmel said, “No such record exists.”

However – there appears to be a significant event that occurred at 11:30 P.M. on the night in question.

The BCI interview of ND State Trooper Brittany Schmidt said, “Trooper Schmidt stated the original call in regard to this case came in around 11 p.m.”

The BCI report continued, “Trooper Schmidt stated at 11:30 p.m., the vehicle from the earlier pursuit was located in Grand Forks. There was no pursuit at this time.”

The vehicle was located?

No pursuit?

Why?

Another anomalous statement regarding time is found in the BCI interview of GFPD officer Chris Brown who said he witnessed the pursuit at around 10:30 P.M.; which is before the 911 call was even made.

“In regard to the first (1st) pursuit, Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown said that he was at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room with a female that refused to leave, and a pursuit began at about 10:30 p.m./10:35 p.m. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown saw the first (1st) pursuit proceed northbound on South Columbia Road past the Altru Hospital, but he was not involved. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown continued with his call at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room until around 11:00 p.m.” the BCI report said.

How did Officer Brown observe a chase that began at 10:30/10:35 P.M. that was going north on Columbia Road past Altru when the pursuit did not begin until shortly before 11 P.M.?

The 11 P.M. start time for the pursuit is verified in a short video clip published by WDAZ TV.

“It started around 11 p.m. Friday February 27th when Grand Forks police tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle. Instead the driver of the vehicle, David Elliot, took off at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour thru a residential neighborhood,” WDAZ reported.

So what pursuit did Brown observe at 10:30/10:35 P.M.?

Write Into Action has identified a myriad of anomalies that call the official narrative in question.

Write Into Action continues to request public records and will report to the public.

READ ALSO – – –

Altru shooting 911 records: ‘Second person’ and ‘thousands of pills’ cast doubt upon official narrative of Altru police shooting – – – Did call to police by Wells Fargo cleaning lady interrupt drug activity involving law enforcement?

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Grand Forks Police dash cam exposes cover-up by ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in police shooting of unarmed man

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 21, 2016, 12:43 P.M. CST

Dash-cam video from a Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) vehicle proves the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is covering up a murder plot.

Video of the David James Elliott pursuit, published by WDAZ, shows law enforcement is collectively lying about the events that occurred on February 27, 2015.

BCI investigators and dash-cam video place Grand Forks Sheriff’s Deputy Any Schneider at I-29 near Thompson, North Dakota at the moment the pursuit is called off at approximately 11:08 P.M.

However, the BCI also tries to place Schneider at the Grand Force Air Force Base, eating dinner at 11:00 P.M.

The secret was exposed after a Write Into Action investigation using the very short segments of video that was released to the public; released only after Write Into Action (Timothy Charles Holmseth) made a written request for the video from the GFPD.

Write Into Action compared the video timeline to the events timeline in the BCI investigative records.

WDAZ screenshot Elliott pursuit termination

GFSO Deputy Andy Schneider

At 11:07:57 P.M. in the officer cam video, the WDAZ reporter says, “the chase is called off near Thompson”.

At the same time (11:07:57 P.M.) in the published video, an officer can be heard saying over the police radio, “Since your terminating you don’t want me to deploy…”

The officer heard referring to ‘deploying’ is Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Schneider. He is referring to his plan to deploy spike-strips on I-29 South, one mile north of Thompson, against David Elliott.

Here is how we know that.

This is what Schneider told BCI investigators during the BCI investigation into the shooting of David Elliott in the Altru Hospital parking lot that occurred at the end of the hours long pursuit.

  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he believed the pursuit occurred between 10:45 – 11:00 P.M.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he was West of Thompson, North Dakota and heading to the Grand Forks Air Force base to have dinner when he learned of the pursuit.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he positioned his vehicle at a crossover one mile north of the Thompson, North Dakota exit.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he deployed his spike-strips.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators GFPD Sgt. Mark Ellingson terminated the pursuit.

The BCI investigator reports Schneider did not have his emergency lights activated and walked into the ditch to avoid getting run into by David Elliott.

The aforementioned proves beyond all doubt Deputy Schneider was at the scene.

SCHNEIDER’S PRESENCE AT PURSUIT NOT MENTIONED IN GFSO AFFIDAVIT TO COURT

The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conceal Schneider’s whereabouts and activities by omitting his presence near Thompson, North Dakota in an Affidavit filed with the court.

Now watch this.

In the very same report that the BCI investigators relays 1-5 above, he says, “Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nate Moen and Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider went to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at approximately 11:00 p.m., to have dinner.”

DID YOU CATCH THAT, FOLKS?

We know from the video that Schneider was at I-29 at 11:07:57 P.M. putting out spike strips.

SOURCE FOR WRITE INTO ACTION ANALYSIS

In regard to the first (1st) pursuit with DAVID ELLIOTT, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider said he was west of Thompson, North Dakota, when it began. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider believed that it occurred between 10:45 p.m., to 11:00 p.m., and he was heading towards the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks, North Dakota, for dinner. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider overheard via the radio that Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala had a pursuit that began in Grand Forks, North Dakota, but was now southbound on Interstate 29 (I-29).
-BCI

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider positioned his vehicle at a crossover about one (1) mile north of the Thompson, North Dakota, exit. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider notified Grand Forks Police Department that he had deployed his spike strips. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider indicated that Grand Forks Police Department Sergeant Mark Ellingson terminated the pursuit. The Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) relayed that DAVID ELLIOTT had called 911 and told them that he was going to hurt himself or others if law enforcement did not quit following him. It should be noted that Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider did not have his emergency lights activated and walked into the ditch to avoid getting run into by DAVID ELLIOTT. DAVID ELLIOTT continued southbound on I-29. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nate Moen and Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider went to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at approximately 11:00 p.m., to have dinner.

READ ALSO –

BCI Records: North Dakota police completely LIED to public about shooting of unarmed man

Secret pursuit of David James Elliott began an entire HOUR before ‘suspicious vehicle’ call from Wells Fargo Bank

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 19, 2016, 11:37 A.M. CST

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WDAZ report regarding Altru shooting of unarmed man contains provably false statement

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 9, 2016 at 1:44 A.M.

On February 8, 2016, WDAZ aired a news story with video of the David Elliott pursuit and shooting that took place on February 27-28, 2015.

The news report contained a patently and provably false statement.

WDAZ

During a voice narrative featuring video of a high speed chase, the reporter said, “Abut an hour later a second pursuit begins when Elliott re-enters the city,” WDAZ reported.

That is a patently false statement that misled the public.

Factually – the pursuit was ongoing the entire time and there was no “second pursuit” as reported by WDAZ.

During the first press conference following the pursuit and shooting, a news reporter (believed by this writer to be Steve Wagner of The Herald) said, “Well you said multiple counties, so this thing went out of town and back into town.”

UND Police Chief Eric Plummer responded, “Yes, that’s our knowledge yes. It was initially initiated outside of our county, ended up coming within Grand Forks County, within the City and outside of the City, so yes.”

The aforementioned exchange can be heard on the You Tube video below entitled ‘Police shoot unarmed man in front of hospital.’ The applicable portion begins at 6:08.

Additionally – the WDAZ news report never once mentioned the fact David Elliott called 911 the night police began to stalk him. It appears Elliott was on the telephone with 911 during much or all of the pursuit.

The news report contained another bizarre anomaly that shows deviation from the original story regarding the night in question.

“It started around 11 p.m. Friday February 27th when Grand Forks police tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle. Instead the driver of the vehicle, David Elliot, took off at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour thru a residential neighborhood,” WDAZ reported.

The statement referring to 11 p.m. as a start time is accompanied by exciting video of a high speed chase.

But something is wrong.

On March 3, 2015, KNOX reported, “On Friday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 10:41 p.m. officers from the Grand Forks Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank located on S. Columbia Rd.  After the officers arrived; the operator of the suspect vehicle, later identified as David Elliott, left the area and failed to stop for officers after they had also witnessed a traffic violation committed by this operator.”

That places almost twenty minutes of time and activity between David Elliott and the police that is not accounted for by WDAZ or any other news agency. The reason Elliott was driving over 100 mph and trying to get away may be something that took place between him and the police during those twenty minutes.

The police did not release any video involving those twenty minutes and no 911 records were released whatsoever.

Only all the public records will show what was really going on.

The release of the video appears to have been prompted by the GoFundMe erected by Timothy Charles Holmseth (me); an investigative journalist seeking all the public records surrounding the entire night.

Holmseth was forced to turn to the public for assistance after the GFPD made obtaining the public records too expensive.

You can visit Timothy Holmseth’s GoFundMe to view two videos that show what REALLY HAPPENED and why the public needs to see all the records regarding the night in question.

READ Holmseth’s letter to GFPD Chief of Police Mark Nelson.

 

Increasing media coverage of elderly merchant physically threatened by Hope Church employee leads to anonymous attacks online

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on October 20, 2015 at 11:26 P.M. CST

The Grand Forks merchant that ran afoul of Hope Evangelical Church at the Grand Cities Mall is now facing anonymous online gangster tactics.

On October 19, the same day WDAZ traveled to Grand Cities Mall to cover the story Write Into Action broke on October 12 regarding 81 year-old David Gerszewski, a store owner being harassed and threatened by Hope Church mall employees; attacks began to be made against him online.

The WDAZ news report featured an interview with mall manager Louis Christoffer, the former Grand Forks Police officer that Gerszewski says was present when he was physically threatened by Al Maloney, another mall employee of Hope Church.

WDAZ News Story Hope Church Pushes Out Business

http://http://www.wdaz.com/news/north-dakota/3864479-business-owner-pushed-out-church-owned-mall

Later that day Gerszewski came under vicious attack on the Web.

photo by timothy charles Holmseth David Gerszewski is the owner of Precious Metals Gold & Silver Exchange, Grand Cities Mall

photo by timothy charles Holmseth
David Gerszewski is the owner of Precious Metals Gold & Silver Exchange, Grand Cities Mall

An anonymous poster using the name “Sarah” went onto the Web publication Focus on the Forks (satellite site of Write Into Action) and attempted to besmirch Gerszewski’s character.

“The gold and silver exchange guy? Mean, mean, mean, mean,” the person said.

The anonymous person, claiming to be a mother, said Gerszewski called her child a “brat” one day while she was in the store.

“I brought my baby in there the one time I went in, and he told me, “If your brat breaks anything, you have to pay for it!” My “brat” couldn’t even reach the shelves and hadn’t made a peep!” the person said.

The anonymous person refuses to give their name for this story.

There are indicators the anonymous person is not a female/mother; is associated with Hope Church; understand business and contracts; and has a financial interest in the situation.

“Previous management? Offered a sizable severance package with non-compete clause the day the old mall management signed over to Hope. They opened up the application process to many people; not their fault that the most qualified applicants were members of their church, which makes up a substantial percentage of the community,” the person said.

“As far as Louis, you’ve obviously never met the guy, as he’s one of the nicest guys out there. Same with Paul Knight. The shop owner is just trying to destroy a reputation on his way out the door. And you, as an obviously dishonest so-called journalist, are obviously in it for the slander. Everything you posted about the church, the accused staff, etc, was ALL hearsay from a disgruntled old man.” the person said.

But the anonymous person’s assertions were false.

Louis Christoffer, Paul Knight, and the entire Hope Church staff were contacted by Write Into Action and given an opportunity to comment. They were even told their comments would be copied and pasted directly into the story. All failed to respond except Knight, who wanted to have an in-person “meeting” with mall management and Write Into Action.

Other evidence exists that indicates the person claiming to be a mother of a baby that was mistreated by Gerszewski is lying.

DAVID GERSZEWSKI’S INTERACTION WITH A BABY AND IT’S MOTHER

Write Into Action (Timothy Charles Holmseth) was recently in Gerszewski’s store to conduct an interview and take photographs.

I (Timothy Holmseth) observed Gerszewski bending down, talking softly and gently to a four month-old baby in a stroller.

It became a memorable event.

During the interaction, as Gerszewski attempted to make the baby smile, the child’s mother told Gerszewski that the child was so advanced that it would always physically look to its mother for actual approval, before ever smiling at a stranger.

The mother then demonstrated the adorable truth by telling her baby “it’s okay”- the baby then immediately turned to Gerszewski and smiled and everybody laughed in great amazement.

Gerszewski’s genuine heart-felt love and caring for small children was abundantly clear to every single person in the room and totally inconsistent with the tale told by the anonymous “Sarah”.

Gerszewski’s granddaughter, Amanda Gerszewski, has been supporting her grandfather on Facebook and has concerns about his health. “He called me the day he got his eviction notice, never in my life have I heard him so upset/hurt/belittled. He even had to take two of his nitro pills to calm him down,” she said.

Kenneth Robinson, a friend of Gerszewski from Montana, described his character. “Dave is one of the most truthful and honest men I know.”

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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.

EGF city council violating Minnesota open meeting law to cover-up of Boardwalk Enterprises money-laundering scheme?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Elected officials in East Grand Forks, Minnesota face increased scrutiny in what appears to be a cover-up of serious criminal activity involving loan fraud and money-laundering. 

On June 3, 2014, the Grand Forks Herald reported the EGF city council voted to hire an outside attorney, Fargo-based lawyer Brad Sinclair, to handle affairs surrounding an unpaid $510,000 loan made to Boardwalk Enterprises.

“City Administrator David Murphy said the idea was brought to him by a couple of city council members,” the Herald reported.

The news report does not name the Council members that conferred with Murphy; nor does it state where they met.

MINNESOTA OPEN MEETING LAW
Minnesota State Statutes 13D.04 – NOTICE OF MEETINGS – sets forth clear laws and regulations regarding when and how elected officials and government can meet and/or hold a meeting.

There is no indication the public was noticed that Murphy was meeting with members of the EGF City Council to discuss Boardwalk Enterprises. However, according to Murphy, discussions from the meeting ultimately resulted in a vote being taken by the City Council regarding City Attorney Ronald Galstad and Boardwalk Enterprises.

VOTING TO HIRE THE OUTSIDE ATTORNEY
The June 3, 2014, EGF City Council meeting agenda, which was emailed to the public on May 30, does not contain any information whatsoever regarding City Attorney Ronald Galstad or the proposed hiring of an outside attorney to handle the unpaid Boardwalk loan.

But a vote did take place.

The city council voted to hire Fargo-based attorney Brad Sinclair on June 3, 2014, and he officially began that role on June 4, 2014. That would mean Attorney Sinclair must have been contacted prior to the June 3, vote and was prepared to represent EGF if the council voted to do so.

EARLY INDICATIONS OF COVER-UP
On April 30, 2014, the Herald reported ‘$510,000 loan to EGF goes unpaid for 10 years’.

On May 7, 2014, David Murphy, administrator, City of EGF, told WDAZ that city officials met with “representatives” of “Boardwalk Enterprises” and their “attorney”.

As of today’s date, the City of EGF will still not disclose the identity of the attorney that was representing Boardwalk Enterprises at the May 7, 2014, meeting. The meeting was held at the private office of EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad (as opposed to EGF City Hall).

Likewise, EGF officials will not disclose whether or not the City’s actual attorney on May 7, 2014 – Ronald Galstad – was actually representing the City at the meeting.

Many are beginning to speculate that Galstad was actually representing Boardwalk Enterprises at the meeting (hence – the meeting was held at Galstad’s private office).

If Galstad was Boardwalk’s lawyer on May 7, 2014; EGF city officials could face criminal investigation themselves for actively covering up a series of felonies and organized crime.

Here’s why.

On May 27, 2014, Galstad gave a presentation to the EGF EDHA board during a public meeting. He gave a summary rundown of what his internal investigation had determined thus far regarding the un-paid loan. Galstad investigated the Boardwalk issue by scouring through all the files. Crucial documentation regarding the loan simply did not exist – as if all traces of the loan had simply disappeared.

If Galstad was Boardwalk Enterprises attorney at the May 7, 2014, meeting, that means EGF officials allowed Boardwalk Enterprises full and un-fettered access to scour (sanitize) the files until June 3, 2014, when they finally replaced Galstad.

And – it appears city officials did in fact believe/know something was amiss.

On June 3, WDAZ reported the City Council voted to hire Fargo-based attorney Brad Sinclair to represent EGF regarding the unpaid loan. Sinclair replaced Galstad for purposes of the ‘Boardwalk’ issue. “This is just for removing any questions of conflict of interest or just to get a neutral third party to look at it.” Murphy said.

Murphy has never expanded upon why he and the un-named City Council members believed Galstad might have a “conflict of interest” or may not be “neutral” regarding the issue.

Murphy and other would be required to answer these questions to state or federal investigators; or under deposition.