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Click. SLEEP SOUNDLY TONIGHT, AMERICA!  WACKENHUT AND PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY LOS ALAMOS, INC. ARE PROVIDING SECURITY FOR THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONALLAB

MARIN DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA HAS A LOT OF ADMIRERS -- PUBLIC DEFENDER MARK DAVIS AND JUDGE VERNA ADAMS CONTRIBUTED TO KAMENA'S CAMPAIGN FOR DA. DOES THIS AFFECT THE PROSECUTION OF CAROL MARDEUSZ?
by Virginia McCullough, BayCities Observer.

THE KORNELL WINERY WAREHOUSE BURNS!  FOUL PLAY OR JUST ANOTHER HOT DAY IN NAPA?

Judge Sutro appoints Serra law firm in Mardeusz case

Click. YOUR BROTHER'S BLOOD - The Fifth Honest Rabin Assassination Book by Barry Chamish 

CLICK. QUESTION: WHY IS THE MARIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE DESPERATELY TRYING TO JAIL CAROL MARDEUSZ? 
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y Virginia McCullough, BayCities Observer.

BECAUSE ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA WANTS TO PROTECT COCAINE DISTRIBUTOR AND USER LEO MAGERS?

MARIN COUNTY CITIZENS SHOULD ASK WHY ARE OUR TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS BEING WASTED TRYING TO CONVICT CAROL MARDEUSZ!

Click. Justice Not Tempered with Mercy (or intelligence) in Marin County Courts.
by Phil Graf bureau chief, Coast Writers Syndicate

Click. STAR WARS, AURORAE AND THE SOLAR WIND by Steve Reed.  IS ALL THIS ACTIVITY REALLY HAARP?

Click.  Risking It All on a Legal Crusade.  Lawyer defied professional standards to get a corrupt judge disbarred.  But his practice, home life suffered.

WITNESS FOR THE TRUTH!  WITNESS IN PERIL!
HOW SONOMA AND MARIN COUNTY JUDGES, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND THE FBI USED THE LAW TO KIDNAP AN INNOCENT 5 YEAR OLD CHILD TO COVER UP THE "JOHN DOES" BEHIND THE MURDER AND KIDNAP OF Polly Klaas.
NewsMakingNews will continue to update the attempts to recall District Attorney Kamena and three Marin County Judges, and the trial of Carol Mardeusz, and the upcoming appellate battle regarding Richard Allen Davis. Click.

CLICK. THE SANTA ROSA, ROHNERT PARK, SONOMA COUNTY POLICE SHOOT 'EM UP  DATA DUMP! 1996 to TODAY!

TO READ ARCHIVE 5/30/00 TO 6/9/00, CLICK. TO READ ARCHIVE 5/20/00 to 5/29/00, CLICK.  FOR 5/13/00 TO 5/19/00, CLICK. TO READ ARCHIVE (5/8/00 TO 5/12/00, CLICK. TO READ ARCHIVE (4/30/00 TO 5/7/00), CLICK. TO READ ARCHIVE (4/24/00 TO 4/29/00), CLICK



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SLEEP SOUNDLY TONIGHT, AMERICA!  WACKENHUT AND PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY LOS ALAMOS, INC. ARE PROVIDING SECURITY FOR THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB!  
by Kate Dixon © 2000

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is operated by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy.  The United States military or the FBI are not employed to guard the LANL'S top nuclear secrets.  Private firms, who do not take the military or FBI loyalty oath to the United States, are employed instead.  WHO ARE THESE FIRMS WHO GUARD THE LANL?  Wackenhut and Protection Technology Los Alamos, Inc.  So far, the USA and the media have not called them to task as why the total breakdown in the security at LANL occurred on their watch. NewsMakingNews breaks the story:

From 1984 to the present, The Wackenhut Corporation has had a contract with the Department of Energy to provide "management and operation support services" for the DOE'S Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (formerly the Central Training Academy). The Institute is comprised of three academies: Safeguards and Security, Arms Control and Nonproliferation and Emergency Management.  Wackenhut trains the DOE's security professionals at the Kirkland Air force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Wackenhut's work for the DOE emphasizes: "Security Police Officer/ Security Officer, Physical Security/ Systems, Information Security, Personnel Security, Leadership/ Supervision, Facility Survey, Operations Security, and Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability activities."  Click to read Wackenhut's description of its contract. 

From 1990 to the present, the Wackenhut Corporation has had a contract with the Department of Energy "to provide the DOE with technical and administrative services in support of the Accelerated Access Authorization Program, to include psychological assessments, drug testing/urinalysis, medical records review and counterintelligence scope polygraph examination."  The Wackenhut testing center is located at: 3201 University Blvd., S.E. Ste. 103, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This Wackenhut program is called the Accelerated Access Authorization Program. Click to read Wackenhut's description of its contract.

From 1992 to the present,  Protection Technology Los Alamos Inc. has  provided physical security services to Los Alamos National Laboratory, a subcontract worth about $26 million per year during the past four years.  Click to read LANL's description of the contract.  This contract was renewed in 1997 despite the extensive problems with LANL nuclear security which resulted in  Wen Ho Lee arrest for security violations.  "Protection Technology provides more than 400 guards and other personnel provide security at Los Alamos, a U.S. Department of Energy facility. Their duties include protecting nuclear materials; providing personnel and training for tactical response teams; maintaining, monitoring and responding to sensors and alarms; guarding security stations; patrolling the 43-square-mile Laboratory; guarding transportation convoys; protecting property; operating a live firing range; and regulating parking."

Day and Zimmerman Group, Inc. a privately-held corporation, based in Philadelphia, owns and operates Protection Technology Los Alamos, Inc.  Day and Zimmerman's web site states: "Day & Zimmermann's engineering and facilities' management expertise naturally expanded to include provision of highly trained professionals delivering sophisticated security programs to very sensitive installations. Protection Technology was formally founded in 1987 through consolidation of Day & Zimmermann's security services operations. We currently serve a growing number of Fortune 500 firms, Department of Energy facilities, utilities, and nuclear power generating plants throughout the United States. Delivery of 100% safe environments is our core dedication and a key "attitude" at Protection Technology." Click to read Day & Zimmerman's web source.

WHO'S WHO AT DAY & ZIMMERMAN, INC? 

In a recent press release (Click to read entire release) Day & Zimmerman stated:

William R. Holmes, a retired Army Brigadier General, joined Day & Zimmermann in 1998. He was named president of Day & Zimmermann, Inc., formerly the Government Systems Group in 1999. This unit of The Day & Zimmermann Group, Inc. is responsible for the production, storage and demilitarization of ammunition products and provides related services to the Departments of Defense and Energy and to U.S.-approved foreign governments.

Holmes came to Day & Zimmermann after more than 30 years of U.S. Army service. During that time, he held a number of important positions in logistics and acquisitions, principally in munitions and armament systems. His final assignment was Deputy for Ammunition in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition. In that role, he was responsible for development of the Army’s annual ammunition budget and oversight of the U.S. ammunition industrial base. He also served as the Commanding General of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. Additionally, his Army service included command tours in Germany, Vietnam, Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada and Seneca Army Depot, New York.

Day & Zimmermann, Inc. is a leading global provider of diversified professional, technical and personnel services encompassing the full range of engineering, construction and maintenance services; technical staffing; munitions production, logistics and disposal; facilities management; and security services. One of the world’s largest and most successful privately held, family-owned and operated businesses, Day & Zimmermann was named the national family business of the year in 1998. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company is ranked 108 in Forbes magazine’s listing of the top 500 private companies.

Hoover's On-line states that family of recently retried CEO Harold Yoh III has operated Day & Zimmerman since it was founded in 1901.  Hoovers states: 

Without getting dazed, Day & Zimmermann circles the globe providing technical and engineering consulting and construction services. It provides services such as procurement, project management, security, and staffing, mostly for defense, energy, and industrial projects. Defense projects have included assembling Tomahawk cruise missiles and anti-tank weapons. The company also operates dedicated offices for individual clients, such as its Charlotte, North Carolina, location that serves DuPont. Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is owned by the family of CEO Harold Yoh III. The company is adding to its munitions operations by acquiring Mason & Hanger Engineering, the US's oldest engineering and construction firm.  Click to read more of Hoovers.

Duke University provided a good biography of Harold Yoh III: 

Spike Yoh retired last month as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Day & Zimmermann Inc., a billion-dollar sales diversified professional service firm now managed by his children in Philadelphia. Spike Yoh graduated in 1958 from the School of Engineering and Mary Milus Yoh graduated from Duke's Woman's College in 1959. The Yohs and their five children (Harold III, Michael, Karen, Jeffrey and William) and a daughter-in-law (Sharon) collectively have earned nine degrees from Duke.

The Yohs' previous gifts traditionally have supported the university's academic program. In 1996, they established the Yoh Family Professorship and were among the first donors to respond to a major university initiative to enhance faculty support that was made possible by a matching gifts challenge from Duke parents Anne and Robert Bass, of Fort Worth, Texas. Spike Yoh chaired the Duke Annual Fund from 1993 to 1996. Under his leadership, the Annual Fund set giving records, reaching the $11 million mark for the first time.

"What we support is a matter of what Duke needs," Spike Yoh said. "Our endowment for the professorship provided faculty support to emphasize the importance of Duke faculty being excellent in teaching and research. And our support of the Annual Fund reflects our appreciation of Duke's need for ongoing operating support.

"Duke has always provided strong support to help student-athletes succeed academically and, with the $20 million investment in student recreational facilities (now under construction), the university has ensured that all students have access to first-class fitness and recreational facilities. We think it's important that the football players also have a first-rate facility to support their competitiveness on the gridiron. This is a 'two-fer' for Duke, because we will have a new building and at the same time free up space that student-athletes need in other sports."

Mary Yoh originally suggested to her husband that this was an area where their philanthropy could serve an important Duke need. "Duke football is going to be at a disadvantage until we have the right facilities," she said. "We knew that many other ACC schools have significantly upgraded their football facilities. We have a great new coach and we want to support him, his players and the program."

The $5 million gift is part of the athletic department's $65 million goal to increase student scholarships and athletic facilities as part of Duke's $1.5 billion fund-raising Campaign for Duke.

Spike Yoh began his professional career in 1960, joining a firm begun by his father, the H.L. Yoh Co., which merged with Day & Zimmermann in 1962. He held a variety of management positions with the firm, becoming chief executive officer in 1976 and chairman of the board in 1980. He earned a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1962.

Since graduating from Duke, Spike Yoh has been active in university affairs, particularly at the School of Engineering, where he served as chairman of the Dean's Council and on the school's development committee. He was first elected to the university's Board of Trustees in 1991 and is in his second term. He holds a number of awards from the university, among the most notable being the Charles A. Dukes Award for Outstanding Service to the university (1996), the Blue Devil Award (1986) and the Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award (1983).

He has been active also in civic and charitable activities in greater Philadelphia. He has been honored for outstanding service by numerous organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the American Jewish Committee and the March of Dimes.

Spike Yoh has served as a member of the executive committee and chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Mid-Atlantic chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee; board member and vice chairman of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.; and member of regional and national committees, including continuing service on the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America. (Click to read more.)

NEWSMAKINGNEWS QUESTION OF THE DAY?

Is the Yoh family which controls and operates Day & Zimmerman related to Bernard Yoh, now deceased, who was on the Board of Directors of Accuracy in Media, a CIA front?  Public Information Research (PIR) provided biographical data about Bernard Yoh: 

Bernard Yoh also has a history of intelligence and military work. He is/was a professor of psychological warfare at the Air Force University in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a hit man for the Shanghai police during the Sino-Japanese war and organized the South Vietnamese counterinsurgency forces during the Vietnam War. In the 1964 Brazilian coup, Yoh advised the Brazilian generals.(2,6)  (Click to read entire PIR article.) (Click to see PIR Name Base connections for Bernard Yoh.)

Bernard Yoh was well-connected to Reed Irvine who served on the Council for National Policy.  Bernard Yoh "contributed regularly to the Unification Church publication Rising Tide and was a strong supporter of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the South Korean government." (Click to read entire article.)

WHY WACKENHUT IS A FOX GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB!

Wackenhut was founded by George Wackenhut, FBI agent, who obtained Wackenhut's first big job, when it worked as the investigator for Clay Shaw, accused by Jim Garrison in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Since then, Wackenhut Corporation has become of the world's top security and investigation firms.  Wackenhut was investigated  by Congress in regard to its dirty trick campaign against persons who protested the Alyeska pipeline.  Wackenhut recently was charged in Texas with running private prison facilities where inmates were raped and beaten (60 Minutes June 2000.)  Wackenhut is known as the "CIA's CIA."  At the Cabazon Indian reservation, Wackenhut engaged in biological and munitions research with black cover operatives.  On its board of directors, in the past, was William Casey, former CIA director.  Its current board of directors is a who's who list of right wing intelligence operatives. 

In Alameda County, California Wackenhut provides "food and other services" at the Santa Rita County jail in Dublin, and provides investigation services for the Emery Unified School Board which ran the human pain experiments on school children for the University of California, San Francisco.  Wackenhut's job in Emeryville was to silence the molested students who were injured by the pain experiments and the perverted teaching staff which permitted the experiments and themselves administered pain and molestation.  Wackenhut provides services for many other Bay area public entities and private firms.  An excellent description of Wackenhut's services and history is contained in an article printed in Spy Magazine.  (Click to read the entire article.)  The Wackenhut Corporation is the "grand central station" of dirty intelligence operations.  (Click to see Wackenhut's connections.  Click to see George Wackenhut's connections.)

The two discs which were "lost" at the LANL have been found behind a copy machine.  Who is being questioned?  The media has yet to report that the security firms involved have been questioned at all!  Or are these security firms conducting the investigation?  A prime question in the LANL investigation is what was and is the role of Wackenhut and Protection Technology Los Alamos, Inc. and Day & Zimmerman and the Yoh family? 

It's time to let the United States military enlisted persons perform security at the laboratories.  These private investigation firms have their own for-profit agendas and other personal agendas.  Only the military is qualified to perform these services at the laboratories, because it is subject to the oath of loyalty to the United States of America.  If a military person breaks that oath, the remedy is likely to be sure and swift pursuant to the Code of Military Justice.


WACKENHUT'S CONTRACT WITH DOE REGARDING TRAINING AND DEPLOYMENT OF SECURITY AFFECTING THE LOS ALAMOS LABORATORIES

Nonproliferation and National Security Institute
Source: Wackenhut's website at:  http://www.wackenhutservices.com/nnsi.htm

Contract Information

Title of Contract: Management and Operational Support Services
Contract Number: DE-AC04-95 AL97273
Contracting Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
Performance Period: 1984-Present.
Type of Contract: CPFF (LOE)

Description of Work

The DOE Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (formerly the Central Training Academy) is comprised of three academies: Safeguards and Security, Arms Control and Nonproliferation and Emergency Management. It provides standardized/tailored training at its main campus and live fire ranges, and through its multimedia distance learning capabilities (on-line via the Internet, interactive television via satellite, video/audio tape, CBT-CD ROM, televideo hookup, and correspondence), for security professionals, arms control, nonproliferation and emergency managers. Training support can be provided to federal, state and local government agencies under a variety of contractual agreements.
Profile

General Manager: Frank K. Martin
Location: Kirtland Air Force Base
Albuquerque, New Mexico
WSI Services Provided: Training, seminar, workshop and conference support, with emphasis on: Security Police Officer/ Security Officer, Physical Security/ Systems, Information Security, Personnel Security, Leadership/ Supervision, Facility Survey, Operations Security, and Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability activities

 Contact Information

For information on training anybody, on anything, anytime or anywhere, or technical, operational, financial and management support services questions please call:

 

Contact: Jacqueline D. Taylor
Title: Contracts Administrator
Telephone: (505) 845-5170 x440
Fax: (505) 845-4437
Postal Address: P.O. Box 18041
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185

Copyright © 1997-2000 - Wackenhut Services, Inc. All rights reserved.


WACKENHUT'S CONTRACT TO PERFORM COUNTERINTELLIGENCE POLYGRAPHS, URINALYSIS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF CLASSIFIED DOE EMPLOYEES, AFFECTING LOS ALAMOS NUCLEAR SECURITY.

ACCELERATED ACCESS AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM
Source: Wackenhut's website at:  http://www.wackenhutservices.com/aaap.htm

Contract Information

 

Title of Contract: Accelerated Access Authorization Program
Contract Number: DE-AC04-94AL 94463
Contracting Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
Performance Period: 1990-Present.
Type of Contract: CPFF (LOE)

Description of Work

To provide the DOE with technical and administrative services in support of the Accelerated Access Authorization Program, to include psychological assessments, drug testing/urinanalysis, medical records review and counterintelligence scope polygraph examination.
 

Profile

 

AAAP Testing Center: 3201 University Blvd., S.E. Ste. 103
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Manager: Wolfgang Vinskey
Full-time Employees: Four (4)

Copyright © 1997-2000 - Wackenhut Services, Inc. All rights reserved.


 

 

THE BAYCITIES OBSERVER
Virginia McCullough

"Have I missed the  mark, or, like a true archer,  do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
                                                     
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon

© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written  permission. 
 

MARIN DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA HAS A LOT OF ADMIRERS -- PUBLIC DEFENDER MARK DAVIS AND JUDGE VERNA ADAMS BOTH CONTRIBUTED TO KAMENA'S CAMPAIGN FOR DA.

 DOES THIS AFFECT THE PROSECUTION OF CAROL MARDEUSZ?

Marin County District Attorney Paula Kamena conducted a well financed campaign when she ran for  office in 1998.  She reported on her campaign statement covering the period between 3-18-98 and 5-16-98,  that she loaned her campaign $45,000 in increments of $5,000, $15,000 and $20,000  over just an 11 day period in May.  By the end of June, 1998, Kamena reported that she had received contributions of $145,975.  She was, however, in the hole at the end of June, because her total expenditures were $148,889.  This campaign red ink was in spite of the fact that Kamena loaned her committee an additional $58,751 during the reporting period of 5-17-98 through 6-30-98.

One could speculate that she was buying her office and had no independent support.  But many other people were contributing to Kamena to assure her election. Certainly her parents and siblings - the Freschi family - were financially supporting Kamena.   Attorneys, deputy district attorneys, judges, assistant prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, sheriffs, local law enforcement officers and developers were among the professions who contributed by far the largest amounts to get Kamena her job.  Occasionally one can find a homemaker who also contributed such as Elizabeth Boren whose accumulated contributions totaled $450 by the end of June 1998.

By the end of June 1998 retired Marin County District Attorney Jerry Herman, who had selected Kamena as the next District Attorney, contributed $500 to get her elected.  After all, he was financially backing the candidate he had hand picked for the job.  Not to be out done by Herman, Michael Gridley, the Marin County 1998 District Attorney contributed $850 by the end of June that same year.

Judge Lynn Duryee contributed $100 on 3-20-98.  Attorney David P. Freitas contributed $250.00 on 4-11-98.  On Judge Duryee's California Fair Political Practices Form 700 [Conflict of Interest Form]  filed 12-7-99,  she identifies her husband's law firm worth over $100,000 as the Freitas Law Firm.

Finally two contributions of $100 each are listed.   On 12-11-97 Verna Adams [the Adams & Dornan Inc. law firm] contributes $100 to Kamena; Adams identifies herself as an attorney.  Shortly she will be appointed a judge.  Recently on Friday, June 9, 2000, Judge Verna Adams refused to recuse herself on the case District Attorney Kamena has brought against Carol Mardeusz for perjury.

The second $100 contribution given to Kamena occurred on 10-8-98 and the donation came from Public Defender Mark Davis.  Davis would soon be appointed to represent Carol Mardeusz even though she had not requested a public defender.

On October 18, 1999, Davis wrote the infamous memo to Prosecutor Kelly Vieira stating that Kamena's office had no legal leg to stand on in prosecuting Carol Mardeusz for the attempted kidnapping of the child she has sole legal custody of, her daughter Haleigh.  Davis' memo would serve as a blueprint for Kelly Vieira and Kamena's office showing the prosecutors the errors they made when they filed the kidnapping case.  On November 24, 1999, following  the receipt of Davis' memo, Kamena's office stated that they would bring back an amended complaint for an upcoming hearing before Judge Terrence S. Boren scheduled for November 29, 1999.

Instead Kamena's office, with Deputy District Attorney Kelly Vieira in the lead, secretly impaneled a criminal grand jury, lied to the panel members, did not disclose any exculpatory evidence, hid the physical and sexual abuse of Haleigh Mardeusz from the eyes and ears of the panel members, and obtained an indictment of Carol Mardeusz for multiple counts of perjury.  This effectively placed Carol Mardeusz is a position of having been once in jeopardy and now  she was again under the gun leveled at her by the Marin County District Attorney Paula Kamena and her underling, Kelly Vieira.  Judge Boren took no judicial notice of the fraud upon his court and ignored the fact he had been lied to by Kelly Vieira when she said that she would return with an amended complaint.  Now Vieira returns to Boren's court with a grand jury indictment, secretly obtained from grand jury members who were deceived by the prosecutor's office.

Judge Terrence S. Boren conducted the initial hearing on the new charges and insisted that Mardeusz have Public Defender Mark Davis as her attorney for this new ordeal forced upon her by Kamena's office.  Mardeusz did not want Davis because he had told her that he was giving information about her defense to prosecutor Kelly Vieira.  In fact, since Davis told her this, the Novato Police Department had raided her home without a search warrant when only her teenage daughter and her friends were present.  Judge Boren would not listen to the Mardeusz objections about Davis and he would not retract his order.   Judge Boren was attempting to have the Mardeusz defense controlled by Public Defender Mark Davis so that Carol Mardeusz could not defend herself.  Mardeusz asked Judge Boren to retract his order to have Davis control her defense in order to save Davis the embarrassment of open hearings; Judge Boren refused.  This forced Carol Mardeusz to endure several Marsden hearings which determine adequacy of counsel.  Following these hearings she once again regained control of her own defense.

When a client has an attorney to represent them, they are not allowed to speak for themselves or conduct their own defense.  Carol Mardeusz had been very intelligent and articulate in defending her daughter, Haleigh, and in defending herself.  She had become a pain where it hurts in the lower anatomy of the judiciary and the prosecutors offices of Sonoma and Marin Counties.  It was obvious that the political backers of Marin County District Attorney Paula Kamena were placed in positions of control over the Carol Mardeusz case to aid Kamena because the prosecutor's office was inept in their prosecution.  Why did not these political backers of Kamena declare their bias and their contributions to Kamena's campaign?

Perhaps it is because  Marin County only complied with the California State Fair Political Practices law initiated in 1978, last year in 1999.  In other words, Marin County's good ole' boys and good ole' girls network was so confident that they could continue operating with impunity that they did not comply with state law for over  twenty years.   The clerk for the Marin County Board of Supervisors advised this reporter today that she would send me the entire resolution and accompanying documents by mail today.

One can only conclude that there are no clean hands in the courts in Marin County where Carol Mardeusz is concerned.  No one in the judiciary or the public defenders or prosecutor's office in this county will lift a hand to protect young Haleigh Mardeusz.

Virginia McCullough © 2000
[email protected]


 

 

THE KORNELL WINERY WAREHOUSE BURNS!  FOUL PLAY OR JUST ANOTHER HOT DAY IN NAPA?

 
While the historic stone winery is in tact, the warehouse that Hanns & Marilouise Kornell  built at their Hanns Kornell Champagne Cellars succumbed to a fire this Thursday morning (6/15/00). This is unrelated to wild fires in the county which have burned some homes, which were expected to be contained by 8:00 p.m. Thursday night.
 
The Napa Register reported the fire.  The article appears below.  The Napa Register article  does not include the usual comments about "the cause of the fire is under investigation" but it does contain either a significant "typo" or two, or are they Freudian slips?

The brilliant Hanns Kornell, now deceased, was a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.  He came to America, and with his wife, Marilouise, created one of the world's premiere champagne cellars.  He made champagne a Napa valley product.  However, Mr. Kornell and his wife were subjected to rapacious fraud which caused them to lose their vineyards and property in their later years.  This fraud was not stopped by the U.S. bankruptcy courts, local law enforcement, Sonoma County Courts, or the FBI. Racketeering prevailed to destroy the original Hanns Kornell Champagne cellars and cause Mr. Kornell to die heartbroken.

Significantly, the Napa Register article omits these facts:

 
1.  Public records indicate that Rombauer acquired the Kornell winery in 1991 through bankruptcy.  Actually, in May, 1991 he sued Hanns & Marilouise for a bill they had in fact paid.  Then Rombauer bought the Kornell via a notice of default by Napa Valley Bank when there was no default on the note, except that the Kornell winery had been sued.  Kornell filed for bankruptcy November 1, 1991 to dodge false bullets at the insistence of their attorney, who flipped the case--that is he let it be lost.   Rombauer and his partner, Rich Frank, then Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Co. (until he suddenly resigned March 9, 1995) acquired the winery from Napa Valley Bank June 30, 1993, some two years beyond what Rombauer reported in the article today.
 
2.  There are no vineyards owned by Duckhorn to the south of the Kornell winery that were crossed with hoses.  The vineyards that completely surround the winery are owned by Cam and Kate Baker as Larkmead Vineyards.  However, Duckhorn is a close friend of Rombauer's and would give his eye teeth to own those vineyards.  Could be the reporter heard this wrong?
 
Below is the Napa Register article:

Historic winery warehouse hit by morning fire. Century-old structure spared

Thursday, June 15, 2000, by PAT STANLEY © 2000, Napa Register Staff Writer, Calistoga

A large two-story warehouse at the historic Larkmead winery, famous as the home of Hanns Kornell sparkling wines, went up in smoke Thursday morning.One firefighter was injured fighting the blaze and received treatment at the scene.

The fire wiped out a large amount of stored wine and champagne at Frank Rombauer Cellars and will at least temporarily close a public tasting area popular as one of the last spots for free tastings of sparkling wines in the Napa Valley.

But a stone winery building constructed in 1906 was undamaged by the fire in the adjacent warehouse and bottling facility. The Larkmead winery opened on the site in 1885.

Koerner Rombauer, half owner of the winery, said staff members smelled smoke when they arrived shortly after 7 a.m. and called him and 911.

Bob Foley has wine stored in the warehouse. One of many small vintners who use the facility to make their own wine, Foley watched as flames broke through the roof of the warehouse. Popping sounds that sounded like firecrackers could be heard inside as bottles exploded. Firefighters squirted water down on the roof of the 200-foot-by-100-foot warehouse, from the top of a ladder truck.

"That's my wine in there, I feel so hopeless. This was going to be a bottling day for us," Foley said.

Jim Davis, a maintenance employee pointed to the devouring flames and said, "That's our vintage up there. It's history."

The winery offered a selection of different sparkling wines for free tasting and sale, some of which were bottled on site.

Rombauer said the warehouse looks like a total loss but was insured. Several water tankers were on scene, but firefighters stretched hose across a vineyard south to Duckhorn Vineyards.

The facility was purchased in 1958 by Hanns Kornell, a German native who settled in California after fleeing Nazi persecution at the outset of World War II. Kornell founded the first methode champenoise sparkling wine facility in the valley the same year. His family operated the wine firm -- which grew to an annual production of 80,000 cases -- until the partnership of Koerner Rombauer and Richard Frank purchased it in bankruptcy proceedings in 1991.

Dozens of fire crews from throughout Napa County battled the blaze all morning.

The winery is at 1091 Larkmead Lane, which was closed by the California Highway Patrol between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail north of St. Helena.

 



THE BAYCITIES OBSERVER
Virginia McCullough

"Have I missed the  mark, or, like a true archer,  do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
                                                     
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon

© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written  permission. 
 

QUESTION:  WHO HAS SOLE LEGAL CUSTODY OF HALEIGH MARDEUSZ?
ANSWER: HALEIGH'S MOTHER, CAROL MARDEUSZ.

THEN WHY IS THE MARIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
DESPERATELY TRYING TO JAIL CAROL MARDEUSZ?

BECAUSE ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA WANTS TO PROTECT
COCAINE DISTRIBUTOR AND USER LEO MAGERS?

MARIN COUNTY CITIZENS SHOULD ASK WHY ARE OUR TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS BEING WASTED TRYING TO CONVICT CAROL MARDEUSZ!

In the never ending persecution of mother Carol Mardeusz by Sonoma and Marin Counties, there is a story that is not being told.  This story is about the health and well being of a child named Haleigh, who has been hidden from the only person who has sole legal custody of her, her mother Carol Mardeusz.  No one who loved and cherished Haleigh Mardeusz on her mother's side of the family has been allowed to see her or talk to her in the past four years.  No independent child advocate, special master, physician and/or attorney has been appointed to examine and/or represent Haleigh Mardeusz.  Haleigh has been illegally stolen from her mother and given to her natural father, Leo Magers, a self-admitted cocaine user and an abuser of women.  Is this child safe?  Is this child still alive?  Where is Haleigh Mardeusz?

First, Sonoma County and now, Marin County, have conducted Nazi style trials to try to jail the mother and keep her from trying to protect her youngest daughter from the likes of Leo Magers and his mother, Dr. Betty Magers.   For the past year Marin County District Attorney Paula Kamena and her Deputy District Attorney Kelly Vierra have tried to convict Carol Mardeusz on multiple counts of perjury.  Kamena and Vierra  have known since October 18, 1999 that they do not have a legal leg to stand on, and yet they impaneled a Marin County Grand Jury, deliberately lied to the grand jury, prevented jury members from hearing any exculpatory evidence, deceived the panel, and obtained an indictment of the innocent Carol Mardeusz.

What happened on October 18, 1999 that made the Marin Prosecutor's  office aware of the illegal prosecution they were conducting against Carol Mardeusz?  The question is straight forward and easily answered.  At that time, Ms. Mardeusz was represented by Marin County Public Defender Mark B. Davis.  Mr. Davis on that day wrote a memorandum to Kelly Vieira, Deputy District Attorney, on behalf of his client, Carol Mardeusz.  It reads as follows:

TO:               Kelly Vieira
                      Deputy District Attorney

FROM:        Mark B. Davis
                      Deputy Public Defender

DATE:         October 18. 1999

RE:               People v. Mardeusz, SC108449A, next court date
                      November 2, 1999 at 9:00 a.m., Dept. G.

It is very clear that Ms. Mardeusz' motives are good.  She sincerely wants to protect Haleigh from Leo Magers, who she believes to be an abuser and a molester.  Ms. Mardeusz has only been in trouble with the law once before -- in a similar situation when she was trying to protect her daughter.  This should not be a felony prosecution.

Moreover, it appears that Ms. Mardeusz has a court ordered "right to custody" of Haleigh which is an absolute defense to the alleged P.C. 664/278 charge.  As you know, Ms. Mardeusz was originally granted custody of Haleigh, pursuant to Judge Buckley's order of February 21, 1992.  This custody order has not subsequently been vacated or superseded.  The ONLY subsequent court orders in the matter relating to Haleigh's custody are TEMPORARY and/or EX PARTE orders which cannot constitute orders for a permanent change of custody.  They are normally valid for only 20 days when a hearing must take place and a permanent order issue.  Family code 3062 and 242.

It is evident that Mr. Magers, and the Sonoma County Superior Court in subsequent EX PARTE orders, and this prosecution are all dependent upon Judge Wong's "Findings and Order After Hearing" of December 12, 1996.  Please review this order carefully.  Nowhere does it actually directly address the issue of the legal custody of Haleigh.

There is an EX PARTE order by Judge Wong of November 22, 1996, which states that "Leo Magers has sole custody of Haleigh."  This is, of course, simply an EX PARTE order, which cannot be permanent, as discussed above.  Further, it is based on the assertion by the attorney for Mr. Magers that he has custody, relying upon Judge Wong's order of October 24, 1996 -- an order which in no way directly addresses custody.  There is also a similar EX PARTE request and order of October 20, 1998, subsequent to the offenses alleged in the current prosecution.  This "order" is not only EX POST FACTO, but EX PARTE and therefore temporary and also based on the inaccurate assertion by Mr. Mager's attorney that there was a current custody order giving Mr. Magers custody of Haleigh.  Right now, and in October 1998, the only valid permanent custody order in the case is, and was, the 1992 order granting custody to Ms. Mardeusz, my client.

Ms. Mardeusz cannot be found guilty of count one.  As to count two, I will, for now, forego a discussion of the  merits because there is a serious question of jurisdiction.  This alleged offense occurred in Sonoma County and there has been no even arguable illegal behavior in Marin County related to the Sonoma County facts.  This case should be dismissed.

MD/rs

So, if this was the legal opinion sent to Ms. Vieira from Public Defender Mark Davis, why are Marin Taxpayers being forced to incur the costs of prosecuting an innocent and concerned mother when the alleged offense occurred in Sonoma County?  Simply, Sonoma County Judges can't deny that the only existing custody order, after a full hearing, grants full legal and physical custody to Carol Mardeusz and all subsequent orders are ex parte temporary orders, obtained without hearings, and have expired.  Because several Sonoma County Judges (and their "loyal" colleagues) can't admit their orders were procured by fraud, there are no judges with clean hands left in Sonoma County who can hear a trial involving Carol Mardeusz.  Ms. Mardeusz is also a key Brady witness in the Polly Klaas case, thus  District Attorney Mullins' office and Sonoma County Judges had conflicts of interest in trying to prosecute Carol Mardeusz in order to protect Leo Magers.  

In fact, Ms. Mardeusz successfully disqualified each and every judge in Sonoma County.  The Marin Independent Journal recently stated in an article written by Guy Ashley stated that Ms. Mardeusz sued all Sonoma County Judges.  That is untrue.  Ms. Mardeusz disqualified each and every one for cause; a legal option used all the time by attorneys trying to obtain fair and impartial judges.

Now that Sonoma County has so utterly failed to persecute Carol Mardeusz for trying to protect her daughter, Haleigh, they have given their dirty job to Marin District Attorney Paula Kamena and her Deputy Kelly Vieira.  

Why are two counties trying to protect cocaine distributor Leo Magers?   The question needs to be asked and answered.  That will be my next article.  Stay tuned!

Copyrighted 2000
By Virginia McCullough