Rishi Kumar was the only politician that had the fortitude to not only stand up for me when the ridiculous accusations were made against me, but he actually showed up in the court room to demand the charges be dropped. If he’s willing to go that far to help a stranger in a far-off state, he’s going to work even harder for you, in yours. I believe in Rishi, and you should too. Mark Racop, licensed 1966 Batmobile replica seller and builder.
I hope this is helpful in your campaign.
To the Batmobile
Mark Racop, Owner Fiberglass Freaks
Did any other Elected Official or Candidate for any office bother to make a simple phone call to Mark Racop to express his/her outrage as to the Abuse of Power by San Mateo County Employees?
As all San Mateo County Residents know by now there are NO News Reporters that cover the Court cases in San Mateo County. What the 7 print media publishes is what Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe tell them to publish, which is not a very good idea IMHO.
For example you might recall the Mark Racop criminal case aka the Batmobile case where ABC 7 I-TEAM Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes first reported thanks to his inside the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office sources the alleged Illegal conduct by several San Mateo County Employees. That NEWS report was the start of more than 10,000,000 VIEWS and 22,000 COMMENTS in a 10 week period.
Last Monday San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told Dan Noyes that he has decided to drop all charges. Why?
Why would the District Attorney care if a reporter broke a story about alleged criminal conduct by SMC Law Enforcement including judges?
The BATMOBILE case caused Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos to go on a 30 day VACATION. Remember this was right after he LOST the Election, and Dan Noyes and others wanted to ask him questions about, why he authorized 4 of SMC’s finest to fly to Indiana to arrest and bring back the Minister who builds Batmobile cars?
There was even speculation that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos was in Greece with Sam Anagnostou who was a donor to San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League a 501(c) 3. Which San Mateo County News.com was the first to report that Barbara Bonilla the Executive Director and Carlos G. Bolanos’s 2018 campaign manager was on Administrative Leave while an Embezzlement and Money Laundering criminal Investigation was taking place.
Just a note: ABC 7 was not interested in that story.
As luck would have it a person who knows Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos very well bumped into him on July 30, 2022 in Menlo Park. Why would the Government want to exclude that?
You can just imagine the effort the San Mateo County District Attorney and San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman are going through to EXCLUDE that evidence.
10/03/2022 Motion Comment People Motion to Exclude Evidence of Bolanos / xxx Interaction on July 30, 2022
Update: 9/26/22 All Charges have been dropped in Batmobile-builder Mark Racop case.
Candidate for Congress of the United States Rishi Kumar added to his website September 25, 2022.
Today – I continue to call for all charges to be dropped against Batmobile-builder Mark Racop, still charged(and forced back in court September 30) and made to travel thousands of miles from Indiana for this Friday’s hearing and eventual trial.
Same question for every Elected Official and Candidates for all offices.
Your request (attached) has been forwarded to me for response. I have some questions regarding the scope of your request, but I am hoping they may turn out to be academic and not require resolution based on what I write below.
I received a similar request to yours (prior to yours) that has been narrowed down to:
Emails to or from each of the five Supervisors and Mike Callagy in the last three months that contain the terms: “Racop”, “Logansport”, “batmobile” or “Anagnostou”.
That requestor is also interested in emails between Steve Wagstaffe and Mike Callagy or the Board. Those will also be provided if they exist. The requestor was also interested in all emails to or from the Sheriff with those terms and I previously conducted an equivalent search and didn’t find any.
Because that Public Records Act request came to me first and underlaps with yours, I am going to work on that one first and then provide you with the same documents I provide that requestor. My hope is that, that search will provide you what you are seeking and/or help us work together to design any subsequent searches. So my proposal is that I do that and then you let me know after you have reviewed that material if you are seeking additional searches. Does that work?
I would observe that although they will be captured by my search, the other requestor is not interested in emails from members of the Public expressing their views of the case. If YOU WANT those emails I need to know NOW so I can flag them when I am conducting my review?
I will observe that communications with the County Attorney’s Office that exist (if any) would likely be exempt under Section 6254(k) of the Government Code and the attorney-client privilege as well as the work product doctrine. Further any emails with the District Attorney that reflect the investigation itself would be exempt under Section 6254(f). Both categories would be withheld from any production.
This is a civil, not a criminal matter, Everybody and their mother knows this.
We already know what did happen, the main question now is why is this case still ACTIVE?
22-SF-008723-A | The People of the State of California vs. MARK RACOP
001 PC532(a)-FEL-Obtaining Money, Labor Or Property By False Pretenses 532(a) Felony 08/01/2020
002 PC484B-FEL-Diversion Of Construction Funds 484B Felony 08/01/2020
I will be there in person because Mark Racop has to fly out from Indiana to say two words, Not Guilty in PERSON in San Mateo County County because a Judge has ordered him to appear in person. He is not allowed to appear on ZOOM for this arraignment hearing. Remember he lives and works in Indiana.
Some of you might have heard of this case since ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes broke the story of the July 19, 2022 Search Warrant being served on Mark Racop at his place of business in Indiana by a four man TEAM of San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office finest. The plan was to arrest Mark Racop and bring him all the way back to San Mateo County to TEACH HIM and others a lesson about the power of the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Judges, County Counsel and the Supervisors of San Mateo County.
Mark Racop’s case has received worldwide attention because of the Batmobile replica that his company Fiberglass Freaks makes by hand.
The majority of the 22,000 comments made from the 10M VIEWS in 2 months have been similar.
Here are just 2 recent comments:
It’s hard to believe that the Sheriff double down on his stupid actions with a stupid statement that he would ask the same thing of investigators whenever a “Potential Crime” came to his attention. You don’t issue search and arrest warrants for potential crimes, you investigate and come up with some basic evidence to support what your buddy told you. How did a judge get conned into signing these warrants? Did the Sheriff use his friendship with the Judge to influence the warrants? Was the whole story disclosed to the judge? Assuming there was a contract, the purchaser was in breach of contract when he failed to make a timely payment. The consequence of the missed payment was not losing his money or his Batmobile, but merely losing his position in the queue. This is a civil, not a criminal matter.
The sad thing is this is probably the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this sheriff’s corruption. Given that county sheriffs are primarily responsible for property seizures and evictions, there should be an investigation to see if the sheriff misused his authority on behalf of his realtor friend. If so, this story instantly becomes something much bigger and something that should lead to prison sentences for both the sheriff and the realtor.
The Batmobile case has shinned a light on San Mateo County Government when no other case I’m aware of has done. The great news is nobody was Murdered or Executed by the Sheriff’s Office Employees this time.
This behavior is more the norm in San Mateo County, just look at the ret. Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case and the Edais Family vs. Coroner Robert Foucralt case as current examples.
Please check back for updates as to the Status of this case and the Friday In-person hearing, I hope to see you there.
There is only one Candidate for Congress who has demanded the resignation of San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos for his most recent actions involving the Batmobile Raid in Indiana on July 19, 2022.
I can tell you that Anna Eshoo, David Canepa, and Kevin Mullin haven’t said Boo about it. WHY