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SMC District Attorney should have Attorney Barbara Kuehn take a polygraph. Jody Williams case.

The case of Jody Williams should be Audited. This is an out of State case of 1 misdemeanor count of unauthorized practice of law. It has a Secret Search Warrant and the complaint/Police affidavit is SEALED.

I responded to an e-mail I received from Barbara Kuehn

Hello Barbara, I hope this finds you well also. Do I know Jody Williams, as she claims? The answer is Yes, Absolutely.
She has a criminal case now in San Mateo County.
She has identified you as the person who filed the criminal complaint with the DA’S office.
Would you like to comment?
Michael G. Stogner
San Mateo County News .com
“As for comments regarding what she is talking about, no comment.  My policy my entire career in dealing with the media, and it applies to my entire staff as well, has been, is and will always be, no comment.”
Best regards.

According to Jody Williams it all started with attorney Barbara Kuehn as a protected informant for some reason.

I know for a fact that the DA’s Office recently asked a single mother of two who reported a criminal act by her ex husband a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy to take a polygraph. She jumped at the chance, after she passed she learned that the DA did not ask the Sheriff Deputy to take one and they closed the case.

Now we have the secret Search Warrant which has placed several victims lives in danger because of Barbara Kuehn contacting the DA’s Office with a criminal complaint. The least Steve Wagstaffe, Karen Guidotti & John F. Warren could have done was ask her to take a polygraph test before they filed for the Secret Search Warrant. Hon. Judge Gerald J. Buchwald signed the Search Warrant which was subject to an order delaying notification for up to 90 days from the issuance of the warrant. This is for a single count of prating law without a license a misdemeanor. What on earth was the Judge thinking?

Especially knowing the history of Barbara Kuehn

From the State Bar.

September 17, 1999

BARBARA JEAN KUEHN [#152283], 47, of Burlingame was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with a one-year actual suspension, and was ordered to take the MPRE. Credit toward the actual suspension will be given for an interim suspension which began Dec. 5, 1998. The order took effect Sept. 17, 1999.

Kuehn represented a woman in a dissolution in which the family home was sold, profits were to be split 50-50 after payment of debts, and Kuehn was entrusted with the proceeds of the sale.

She distributed more than $6,000 of the entrusted funds to herself without obtaining the court’s authorization. As a result, she was charged with, and pleaded no contest to, embezzlement. She agreed to cease practice for one year, home detention for six months, a fine of $3,750, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service.

Kuehn was placed on interim suspension last December.

By Michael G. Stogner

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San Mateo County DDA Ben Blumenthal is prosecuting Jody Williams. Just when you thought “Operation Dollhouse”was yesterday’s News.

SMCDA prosecutor Benjamin Germain Blumenthal is handling one of the most important criminal cases in San Mateo County History. Honorable Judge Robert Foiles issued the arrest warrant August 13, 2018 for failure to appear in court to face charges by some unknown person. In order to fail to appear one would have to receive an invitation, not just send a letter to an address that’s no longer used with no signature of receipt required. Unless the intention was to get the warrant on the record in the first place which causes harm to Jody Williams.

Illegally appointed and recently elected but not sworn in yet Sheriff Carlos Bolanos is going to hate this criminal case. He has been refusing to answer any questions about his detainment and being transported to LVMPD that night of April 21, 2007 in Las Vegas. He has admitted the obvious (he was detained) but refuses to admit to being transported. Sheriff Deputy Heinz Puschendorf who was the President of the DSA that night says they were both transported to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department holding cell.

Jody Williams who was there that night confirms UnderSheriff Carlos Bolanos was Transported from 3474 Eldon St. just as SMCSO Deputy Heinz Pushendorf has been saying.

Jody Williams was the first person to report that the 24 women and a minor did NOT arrive at the Salvation Army facility for 72 hour protection as was required.

Jody Williams was the person that caused the raid that night that caught SMC Sheriff Greg Munks and UnderSheriff in FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse.

The voters of SMC will remember this last election that Sheriff Candidate Mark Melville told all editors and reporters that “Carlos Bolanos is a Liar.”

Back to this huge criminal case, it is a single count Misdemeanor practicing law without a license.

09/13/2018 Arraignment
Judicial Officer Foiles, Robert D
Hearing Time 8:30 AM
Result Held
09/13/2018 Failure To Appear
09/13/2018 Arrest Warrant ordered
Judicial Officer Foiles, Robert D
09/13/2018 Case sent to D.A. for affidavit.
09/13/2018 Bail to be set by judge.
10/02/2018 Warrant issued
10/02/2018 Declaration in support of Criminal Complaint filed
10/02/2018 Order to seal police report pursuant to PC 964 / local rule
Comment9.8 filed
10/02/2018 Police Report ordered sealed per PC 964

What they are calling the Police Report is really the San Mateo County District Attorney Investigative report. There was no other police agency involved. You will also see the Declaration in support of the Criminal Complaint filed ….has been SEALED. Why?

Remember this is a Misdemeanor.

It is common for a DDA to lie to a judge in San Mateo County, just look at the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case it’s consistent from the very beginning. Next court date October 17, 20018 SMCSO Lt. Andrew Armando hopefully on the witness stand.

San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office has a new Standard of Practice. I recently assisted a single mother of two file a criminal complaint against her ex a SMCSO Deputy for filing a false Instrument with the Family Law Court a PC115A violation. Rick Decker asked the mother to take a polygraph test, she jumped at the offer and passed. This was pretty funny she is not the person who committed a crime.

I hope the District Attorney’s has had the Unknown Person take a Polygraph test.

To recap: A notice to appear not served, an arrest warrant issued, no idea who the complaint party is, and no idea of what the criminal complaint is it’s SEALED.

Update: Hon. Judge Gerald J. Buchwald signed a Search Warrant prepared by Inspector Jamie Draper the date was July 12, 2018, and it was subject to an order delaying notification for up to 90 days. That is why the case records don’t have that secret information.

DDA Ben Blumenthal refuses to answer questions about his case.

Ben Blumenthal <bblumenthal@smcgov.org>

To:

Michael Stogner

Oct 11 at 1:42 PM

Mr. Stogner,

Please direct any questions you have about this case to Mr. Wagstaffe or Ms. Guidotti.

Thank you,

Ben Blumenthal

Deputy District Attorney

San Mateo County

(650) 599-7383

 

From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:59 PM
To: Ben Blumenthal <bblumenthal@smcgov.org>
Subject: Jody Williams case.

Hello Ben,

I’ve known Jody Williams for many years, I look forward to reporting on this case. If you have any comments or press releases in the future please include me in your e-mail lists.

Are you allowed to comment on what the actual charge is right now?

Have you asked the complainant to take a Polygraph test?

Thank You

Michael G. Stogner




That sounds pretty fair and honest doesn’t it.

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Why I started San Mateo County News

Why I started http://www.sanmateocountynews.com. To inform the residents of important stories that affect the average citizen who lives in the County. To eliminate Prosecutorial Misconduct, Law Enforcement Misconduct. I didn’t want to be in the News and Information business, or to get scoops on big stories. Here is an example I shared this information with all Medias covering SMC, with the hope that some of the reporters/editors would cover the James (Jim) McGee (a former Redwood City Police Officer and member of the SWAT TEAM himself) Domestic Violence Arrest after a 17 hour standoff with San Mateo County Sheriff Office Swat TEAM on August 9, 2018.

I live in Monterey County now, I attended the Court Sept. 27, 2018. None of the people below did. Welcome to San Mateo County.

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  • Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    To:Michael Stogner
    Sep 24 at 3:57 PM

    No, there is a single charge of 148 PC.

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 3:57 PM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Re: RE: RE: RE: Jim McGee case

    Is there a DV charge?

    On Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:18:00 PM PDT, Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org> wrote:

    Yes, our office has filed one count of 148(a)(1) PC.   I do not see a docket number in the court’s Odyssey system yet.

    Karen

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]

    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 2:00 PM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Re: RE: RE: Jim McGee case

    Hello Karen.

    Just checking is there a case number yet? and have Any Charges been file as of today?

    Thank You

    Michael

    On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:51:59 AM PDT, Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org> wrote:

    The next court date for McGee is in two weeks, not one.  It’s 9/27.

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:31 AM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Re: RE: Jim McGee case

    Thank You

    On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:23:47 AM PDT, Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org> wrote:

    Not yet.  The DDA was waiting for some information that she did not receive in time for today’s court date.  Apparently the DDA and defense attorney have agreed that they will postpone the McGee’s first appearance for one week.

    Karen

    From: Michael Stogner [mailto:michaelgstogner@yahoo.com]

    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:06 AM
    To: Karen Guidotti <kguidotti@smcgov.org>
    Subject: Jim McGee case

    Good morning Karen.

    Did your office file and charges against him?

    Thank You

    Michael G. Stogner

    San Mateo County News.com













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Did San Mateo County Adult Protective Services, Protect & Advocate Properly for Firoz Jaffer? Elder Abuse Victim.

 

October 15, 2017 3:56AM Firoz Jaffer called 911 to report an assault on him and his grandchildren by his son Zainali Jaffer. Hillsborough Police responded within minutes to the home at 1026 Lancaster Lane, Hillsborough, California. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Firoz Jaffer was Beaten when he tried to stop his son from sexually assaulted his 3 year old son in the back yard. Here is a description from a press release by the District Attorney’s Office about one of the Court Dates.

Peo. v. Zainali Jaffer (2-16-88), Hillsborough Police Department 664- 288.7(B)/288(B)(1)/245(A)(4)/273A(A)-Two Counts/243(B) Misdemeanor October 15, 2017; Defendant Is 29 Year Old Hillsborough Resident And Former CEO Of Mobile Advertising Company “Vungle”; At 3:56AM Sunday Morning Police Were Dispatched To Defendant’s Home In 1000 Block Of Lancaster Road In Hillsborough; They Were Met By Defendant’s Father Who Was Cut And Bleeding In Face From Being Beaten By Defendant; Father Directed Police To Backyard Where Officers Found The Naked Defendant On Top Of And Sexually Assaulting His Three Year Old Son Who Was Screaming; Officers Approached And Defendant Started Choking The Victim With His Legs; The Defendant Ignored Orders To Stop And Kept Choking The Child; Officers Had To Use Taser To Control The Defendant; The Defendant Continued To Resist The Officers And Spat At The Sergeant; The Officers Determined That Defendant Had Also Punched And Struck His One Year Old Daughter As Well As The Three Year Old Son And Beat His Father When The Father Tried To Intervene; 17-NF-012415-A (DDA Sharon K. Cho) 

-The case was set in SSF Felony Court, Dept. 9, Judge Stephanie G. Garratt, for the preliminary hearing. The defense written section 1050 motion to continue the hearing in order to conduct further investigation and preparation and based on a new attorney added to the defense was granted without prosecution objection. The case was continued to January 31, 2018 9:00 for the preliminary hearing with a 90 minute estimate. This will be the second setting of the preliminary hearing date since the initial felony arraignment on October 17, 2017. The defendant’s father failed to appear in court despite the fact he was served with a subpoena. The defense attorney represented the father returned to his home in England. At the request of the prosecution, the court issued a $25,000 bench warrant for the witness’s arrest. The defendant remains out of custody on $300,000 bail bond (posted on October 26, 2017). The defense attorney is Daniel Olmos (retained). 

My question is did APS offer and provide all the services needed for him to be safe and have an advocate to explain the legal process for example “It is Illegal for you to leave the Country after you have been served a subpoena.” You are the key witness besides the 3 police officers and the body camera videos etc.

Michael Callagy should Audit San Mateo County on this case, including CPS.

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San Mateo County Human Trafficking charges of 59 Counts.

Great article about San Mateo County News in the LATimes. Notice this was not investigated by San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Owners of day cares charged with trafficking

By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde

A family of four running several senior and child care centers in San Mateo County has been charged with human trafficking and other labor-related charges, California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Friday.

The defendants — Joshua Gamos, 42; Noel Gamos, 40; Gerlen Gamos, 38; and Carlina Gamos, 67 — are accused of holding employees of the Rainbow Bright day-care centers against their will, failing to pay them minimum wage and overtime pay, and abusing them verbally, physically and psychologically.

The alleged abuse took place between 2008 and 2017, according to the complaint.

The charges are the result of a yearlong investigation by the attorney general’s office’s Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force, which involved the collaboration of multiple agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor and law enforcement departments in Daly City, South San Francisco and Pacifica.

While serving the arrest warrants, officials seized 14 illegal assault weapons, three of which were “ghost gun” rifles without serial numbers, according to a statement released by Becerra’s office.

The Gamoses face 59 criminal counts, including human trafficking, rape and grand theft.

The four family members are suspected of targeting Filipinos who were living in the U.S. illegally or otherwise vulnerable by posting ads in a local Filipino newspaper. According to the complaint, employees at multiple Rainbow Bright facilities were promised food and a room to sleep in for their work as live-in caregivers for developmentally delayed adults. They were told they would work eight hours a day for five days a week and receive a monthly salary of $1,000 to $1,200.

But according to the complaint, employees were made to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no increase in pay, sometimes with only a few hours of sleep a night. At times, they were not allowed to communicate with one another.

If the employees didn’t behave properly in the eyes of the owners, according to the complaint, they would be punished, sometimes with a decrease in pay or threats that they would be deported.

The owners also withheld employees’ passports on the pretext that they would help employees with their immigration status, the complaint said. In some cases they kept the passports until the employees were fired or quit.

The complaint alleges that Joshua and Noel Gamos offered female employees gifts in exchange for sex acts. Joshua Gamos is also accused in the complaint of raping employees on multiple occasions.

“No worker in the United States should live in fear or be subjected to violence, abuse or exploitation at the hands of their employer,” Becerra said in a statement.

alejandra.reyesvelarde@latimes.com

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