Brandy L. Jacobs, Charleston West Virginia, David Carl Wine, George J. Cosenza, Gilmer Free Press, Harrisville State Police, John Manis Richards, Judge Larry V. Starcher, Judge Timothy L. Sweeney, Kim Jacobs, Prosecutor M. Paul Marteney, Ritchie County Circuit Court, Ritchie Rail Road, Ritchierailroad.com, Steven A. Jones, Uncategorized, West Virginia State Police, Williams Willis Estep, WV Supreme Court of Appeals

Ritchie County Grand Jury

Ritchie County West Virginia Grand Jury, West Virginia State Police, Judge Timothy L. Sweeney, Steven A. Jones, Trooper Jason L. Brewer, Trooper Clinton Edward Boring, M. Paul Marteney, Carl P. Bryant, Judicial Corruption, Attorney Misconduct, WV State Police Misconduct.

Recently two Green Shirts have gotten away with lying to the Ritchie County grand jury… Criminal Perjury. It is time to take a stand against the Rogue cops. Let the stand start now. Write the US Attorney’s Office and file a complaint. Here is the address:

Correspondence to the Office may be sent to:

United States Attorney’s Office
555 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Also, phone numbers are listed here:

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Main Line: 202-252-7566

U.S. Attorney’s Office – TTD Line: 202-514-7558

Victim Witness Assistance: 202-252-7130

 

 

Community Prosecution

1D Community Prosecution: 202-729-3718
2D Community Prosecution: 202-715-7374
3D Community Prosecution: 202-671-1892
4D Community Prosecution: 202-715-7415
5D Community Prosecution: 202-698-0145
6D Community Prosecution: 202-698-0825
7D Community Prosecution: 202-698-1452
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G-LtE™: Charges Dismissed

New information has surfaced in the case since the wrongful charges were dismissed against Mr. Wine and Mr. Richards. That being Mr. Estep the sole burglary culprit entered the Harrisville State Police headquarters through a back window after pulling the buildings electric meter from the meter socket and causing the power to be cut from the security surveillance system. Once Mr. Estep was in the building he proceeded to search and located what he was looking for… “The Evidence Locker or Room.” Now, this is a very important part of the story Mr. Estep left out or was coerced to leave out of his false statement to Trooper Jason L. Brewer.
Turns out once Mr. Estep found the Evidence Room he could not breach the steal door which kept him from the drugs as he did not have any type of tool or crowbar with him to get him in the Room. Mr. Estep then left the Building and returned Wood County, where he knew a location of a garage that was unlocked that contained such tools, and also a change of shoes as he got his first set of shoes wet walking down thru a field after parking at the top of Ford Street.
Early the next morning on October 31, 2012, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Mr. Estep, returned to Harrisville State Police Headquarters and drove up to and parked at the front of the building near the front entrance as he had a plan to report a deer being hit and laying on the roadway to see if any troopers were in the building or had been there. There was a witness who reported that Mr. Estep had falsely gave statement blaming Wine and Richards as helpers to his burglary, but also told the witness that he was worried his story would be proven false as he was worried he was caught on security video driving up to and parking the stolen truck at the entrance of the building. However, Mr. Estep had personally cut power to the security surveillance system hours before during his first visit at 11:10 p.m. on October 30, 2012.
Richards felt Prosecutor Jones and Trooper Boring were withholding the security video as they were not releasing but only a small portion, 37 minutes of the security video total. However, the newly discovered evidence shows Mr. Estep did pullup to the front of the building and found no one had been there and with a much bigger crowbar Mr. Estep reentered the building through the same window he had breached prior with a small flat crowbar he talked about in his statement. This also gives reason as to why there was two different sets of shoe prints located outside and inside the building as Mr. Estep had changed his wet shoes when obtaining the larger crowbar from a friend’s garage.
Information in Mr. Estep’s statement he revealed that two bags of items were removed from the building, which indicates that there was only one sole perpetrator as Mr. Estep carried two bags one bag in each hand. Currently, Richards is hoping to get the Case back on the Ritchie County Circuit Court Docket when the Ritchie County grand jury meets for indictments on January 25, 2016. Richards states a stand must be made regarding the misconduct of perjury committed by Trooper Clinton Edward Boring and Trooper Jason L. Brewer both are from the Harrisville State Police Detachment. Misconduct is running wild at the Harrisville Detachment due to the poor leadership of the rogue detachment commander. Richards is bringing in, out of state attorneys to handle and rid the good folks of Ritchie County of the corrupt officials who are filling the halls of the Harrisville Court House with perjury and misconduct.

To be continued with more facts…

Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

The Free Press WV

To: Gilmer Free Press

From: John M. Richards

RE: State of WV vs. John M. Richards and David Carl Wine Case(s) 13-F-7&9

Charges dismissed this morning November 10th, 2015 in two Ritchie County Felony Court Case(s) regarding Harrisville State Police B&E…

I am contacting you regarding a possible story regarding a systematic problem by the Ritchie County Prosecutors Office and Harrisville State Police conspiring to commit perjury and present other forms of false information to grand jury proceedings to gain wrongful indictments. This happen in at least two cases I know about, one being State vs. David Peter Weekley and the other case is mine and co-defendant David Carl Wine. I have a copy of a Legal Brief in David Weekley’s case which was prepared by a Ritchie County Attorney which outlines various forms of outrageous misconduct and grand jury perjury. Mr. Weekley’s original indictment was dismissed pursuant to perjury…

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Donut King, Ronald James Gordon Sr., the Child Molesting Cop and Internet Blogging in Small Towns

Anyone remember the time that internet blogging burst into the homes of folks in small towns like Grantsville, Glenville, Harrisville, Smithville and Arnoldsburg etc.

Remember the imaginary Newsletter/Blog; “The Lone Meth Ranger” which was one of the first Blogs to hit the living rooms of innocent folks who were trying to figure out if the local detachment of the West Virginia State Police and the Grantsville Chief of Police were indeed corrupt as was being printed on The Lone Meth Ranger Site. And of course other Websites or again Blogs such as Calhoun Underground and the Crooked County Crooks (CCC) seemed to be supporting each other’s personal views or were at least respecting their voice to be heard.

Folks were reading stories printed on The Lone Meth Ranger Blog about the Grantsville Chief of Police, Ronald James Gordon Sr. being a “Rogue Cop” yes, a man filled with bad intent and corruption.

One of the online newsletters in the area at the time was The Hur Herald whose Editor was claiming The Lone Meth Ranger was printing innuendo and false information about the local State Police and the Grantsville Police Chief. Well, maybe Sir Bob!

However, The Lone Meth Ranger’s Editor Johnny Richards, yes ME, soon sought help from a secret ally who wishes to remain anonymous still today, and soon internal affairs officers were investigating the Donut King, Ronald James Gordon Sr. and State Police were investigating one of their very own as well, and that person, Trooper C. J. Ellyson was removed from the State Police Force and of course the Donut King went to Prison for nearly Ten (10) years for crimes The Lone Meth Ranger had reported on and Johnny’s reports turned out to be not innuendo or exaggerations but truth and facts of child sexual assault committed by Grantsville’s very own Chief of Police.

It has been reported to me by Convicts who served time in some of the same prisons as the Donut King that the Donut King got his Donut Hole busted on more than one occasion during his time in prison. One will never think of a cream filled donut the same every again. I like to think of it as Mr. Gordon TAKING-IT for the Rogue Cop Team he once hung with.

Yes, I still like to pretend I am a journalist. I know I cannot write, but I still try to inform and entertain the good folks who read my article’s. Yes, maybe I spout a bit of propaganda and yes, innuendo from time to time. But, I like to think I employ “Satire” in my writings which is a technique to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of let’s say a Rogue Prosecutor and or State Police Troopers who conspired to dream up false evidence of crime and were caught.

I recently spent over three (3) years employing Satire to point at the dishonesty and silliness of a Rogue Prosecutor, Steven A. Jones, a bad Judge, Timothy L. Sweeney and two State Troopers, Jason L. Brewer and Clinton Edward Boring who were involved in a scheme to make it appear that more than one person, William Willis Estep II, who was the sole person who raided the Harrisville State Police Headquarters crack shack or evidence room.

Yes, I criticize them by ridiculing them, but their own evidence and misconduct proved they were lawless and Rogue Officials. The State Police Security Video and grand jury transcripts busted their Donut…

Maybe “The Lone Meth Ranger Blog” was indeed imaginary, or maybe it was phony. One thing for sure, The Lone Meth Ranger cooked up a batch of chaos and confusion that peacefully and smoothly smacked the Rogue Official right in the kisser.

Of course, there will be more writings forthcoming, until then, peace and build friendships and true allies for the future fight against the Rogue Official.

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The alleged October, 30th, 2012 Harrisville State Police Burglary filled with misconduct and perjury by Ritchie County Officials.

Updated Information:

Over Three (3) years after the arrests were made of three men in the Harrisville State Police Burglary, all charges were dismissed against two of the men.

David Wine and Johnny Richards had charges dismissed by Special Prosecutor M. Paul Marteney on November 10, 2015. The Special Prosecutor was assigned the case in June of 2015, by the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute after Richards’s uncovered misconduct by then, Ritchie County Prosecutor, Steven A. Jones and Harrisville State Trooper, Clinton Edward Boring. Thereafter, Richards personally filed ethics complaints against the Ritchie County Prosecutor, Steven A. Jones for numerous bouts of prosecutorial misconduct and violations of the rules of professional conduct.

On November 6th, 2015, a Motion to Dismiss Indictment was filed and the Motion clearly outlined criminal perjury presented to the Ritchie County grand jury by Trooper Clinton Edward Boring, the Special Prosecutor, had Judge Timothy L. Sweeney quickly sign an Order dismissing the case. Said dismissal was designed to deny a hearing on the Motion to Dismiss the Indictment filed personally by Defendant, Johnny Richards, Four (4) days prior to the actual dismissal was presented and signed by Judge Sweeney.

The rapid dismissal which is believed to have been scheme up by George J. Cosenza and Judge Timothy L. Sweeney, which again, was to protect, conceal and avoid the damaging information in the Motion to Dismiss Indictment, of felonious perjury presented in the Ritchie County grand jury by Prosecutor, Steven A. Jones and Trooper, Clinton Edward Boring where the duo conspired to maliciously obtain the wrongful indictment in the case.

A Judicial Investigation Complaint (JIC) was filed and received by the JIC early in November 2015 against Judge Timothy L. Sweeney. As well, a Lawyers Disciplinary Complaint is being prepared against Wood County Attorney, George J. Cosenza for various forms of misrepresentation, ethics violations and violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The alleged crimes and misconduct committed by Judge Sweeney and Attorney Cosenza were not only against the Defendant’s in the case, but the judicial system and the public trust has been violated.

Johnny Richards is making a Civil Rights Complaint with the United States Attorney’s Office and is alleging, Judge Timothy L. Sweeney was part of a scheme to cover-up the criminal perjury and prosecutorial misconduct in Ritchie County, West Virginia, Circuit Court Case, 13-F-7.

Dismissal a sham, sham, sham. Judge Timothy L. Sweeney Corrupt! Using his position as Judge to deny hearings on various Motions that would have revealed the criminal misconduct and perjury committed by Trooper Clinton Edward Boring and Prosecutor Steven A. Jones in Ritchie County Circuit Court case 13-F-7.

Wood County Attorney, George J. Cosenza involved with violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct in the case. One of the persons that was wrongfully arrest for the Harrisville State Police Burglary, Johnny Richards hired Wood County Attorney, George J. Cosenza for representation in the case. However, Richards found out you never hire an attorney that works the same Rogue Circuit of the wrongfully pending case. Johnny Richards quickly realized that George Cosenza was working with the Prosecution and State Police to cover-up their criminal misconduct of perjury in the case. George Cosenza was informed on May 28th, 2015 and several other dates of the various bouts of perjury presented to a grand jury by Trooper Clinton Edward Boring. Cosenza could have filed a motion to dismiss the Indictment due to the perjury and other forms of misconduct in the case. However, George Cosenza refused to file Motion to dismiss the indictment due to the perjury and even failed to report the misconduct of the Rogue Officials in the case. Talking about a Team player! George J. Cosenza is a crooked attorney, one of the worst Richards said he has every came across. “Cosenza will take your money and use the money to work with and cover up police misconduct and other forms of misconduct by the prosecution and the Judge.

The record reflects that Judge Timothy L. Sweeney conspired across the board to cover-up the misconduct of Prosecutor Steven A. Jones and Harrisville State Trooper, Clinton Edward Boring, and Judge Sweeney further failed to report the Official Misconduct and criminal law violations of Prosecutor Jones and Trooper Boring.

Richards has already taken steps to hold all officials involved in covering up the Civil Rights Violations accountable, and has documentation and audio recordings for review by the US Attorney’s Office – Criminal and Civil Rights Division.

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Dismissal a sham. Judge Timothy L. Sweeney Corrupt! Using his position as Judge to deny hearings on various Motions that would have reveal the criminal misconduct and perjury committed by Trooper Clinton Edward Boring and Prosecutor Steven A. Jones in Ritchie County Circuit Court case 13-F-7.

Dismissal a sham, sham, sham. Judge Timothy L. Sweeney Corrupt! Using his position as Judge to deny hearings on various Motions that would have reveal the criminal misconduct and perjury committed by Trooper Clinton Edward Boring and Prosecutor Steven A. Jones in Ritchie County Circuit Court case 13-F-7.

Wood County Attorney, George J. Cosenza involved with violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct in the case. Defendant, John Richards paid George J. Cosenza $5,000.00 for representation in the case. However, George Cosenza worked with the Prosecution and State Police to cover-up their criminal misconduct of perjury in the case. George Cosenza was informed on May 28th, 2015 and several other dates of the various bouts of perjury presented to a grand jury by Trooper Clinton Edward Boring. However, George Cosenza refused to file Motion to dismissed the indictment due to the perjury and failed to report the misconduct.

The record will reflect that Judge Timothy L. Sweeney also conspired across the board to cover-up the misconduct.

Richards has already taken steps to hold all officials involved in covering up the misconduct accountable.

Investigation is ongoing > >

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Motion to Dismiss Indictment, FILED in State Police Burglary Case – Known biased Judge Timothy L. Sweeney currently slated to hear Motion

Defendant John Manis Richards who has filed two (2) Judicial Investigation Complaints against Judge Timothy L. Sweeney will ask the Judge to recuse himself from the Ritchie County Circuit Court Case which has been pending for over Three (3) years due to Official Misconduct in denying discovery in the Case (Discovery still not provided by the State). Richards will also file before November 19th, 2015 a Motion to Compel the State to produce full discovery.

Judge Timothy L. Sweeney has previously denied the Defendant, John M. Richards the right to be heard on timely filed Motion(s) in the Circuit Court of Ritchie County, West Virginia. The previous malicious intent denials of Due Process by Judge Sweeney have occurred in case 13-F-7, where the Defendant was charged with assisting two other individuals with allegedly burglarizing the West Virginia State Police Headquarters in Harrisville.

The Defendant was incarcerated for Six (6) months pursuant to ramifications of the false charges lodged against him by Rogue Officials in Ritchie County.

During the Defendant’s six months of incarceration he had the luck of having the Honorable Judge/Justice Larry V. Starcher who was acting as Judge with Senior Status held a full and complete evidentiary hearing on the false charges lodged against the Defendant by the Rogue State Police Officers working out of the Corruption Den at the Harrisville State Police Office.

Judge Starcher with well over 30 years acting as a Judge in West Virginia vigilantly examined evidence and thoroughly questioned the WV State Trooper, Jason L. Brewer, who investigated and obtained the alleged confession/statement from State Witness Mr. William Willis Estep II. After listening to Trooper Jason L. Brewer, Judge Starcher was not convinced the defendant committed the alleged offenses and denied any further incarceration of the Defendant by stating:

“This Judge has not been convinced by a clear and convincing preponderance of the evidence that the defendant committed the alleged offenses.”  – – Judge Larry V. Starcher

There has been criminal misconduct/evidence uncovered in Ritchie County grand jury transcripts that two West Virginia State Troopers from the Harrisville State Police Headquarter, Corporal Jason L. Brewer and Sargent Clinton Edward Boring have committed criminal perjury (lied) while presenting testimony and fabricated evidence to gain wrongful indictments in the Court of Judge Timothy L. Sweeney in the Circuit Court of Ritchie County, West Virginia. Judge Sweeney is a new Judge who was appointed as Judge by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to fill the vacancy in the 3rd Judicial Circuit after Judge Robert Holland passed away.

The Defendant argues that the record will reflect that Judge Sweeney is partial to allowing Mr. Steven A. Jones (Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney) to knowingly and willingly submit false statements to the Court with no reprisals. Transcripts of the proceeding conducted in the Ritchie County Circuit Court on November 18, 2013 will reveal the Prosecutor presented false information to the Court where Prosecutor Jones stated that Mr. David Carl Wine had been charged with a Firearms violation after being released on Bond in his Ritchie County Court Case. However, this was simply not true but Judge Sweeney without further information or records of fact Ruled to Revoke Mr. David Carl Wines Bond and further Ordered Mr. Wine remanded to the Regional Jail. Prosecutor Jones is a veteran Prosecutor and is well rehearsed in pulling the wool over the eyes of Judge Sweeney who lacks experience as Judge and also lacks personal responsibility of upholding the integrity of the judiciary.

Furthermore, Judge Sweeney showed [His] Court was again PARTIAL to allowing Prosecutor Jones to knowingly and willingly submit false statements to the Court without consequences. At the November 18, 2013 hearing, the Prosecutor as little as Four (4) hours later after presenting the False information about Mr. Wine allegedly being charged with a Firearms violation, Prosecutor Jones verbally declared to Judge Sweeney that he may Motion the Court to revoke the Defendant’s Bond in the case, stating the Defendant John M. Richards had committed additional crimes since his release on Bond in the case. The Court at that time in the proceedings, did state something to the fact, that the information Prosecutor Jones presented regarding the Defendant having committed additional crimes since his release on Bond in the case was believed by the Court to be incorrect. Even with Judge Sweeney stating on record that the information was incorrect, still failed to abolish Prosecutor Jones for the false or misleading statements to the Court.

Transcripts of the proceeding conducted in the Ritchie County Circuit Court grand jury proceeding in State vs. David Peter Weekley and State vs. John Manis Richards gives evidence of Criminal Misconduct on the part of both Troopers Brewer and Boring.

Judge Timothy L. Sweeney although being accused of continually covering up the criminal misconduct of Prosecutor, Steven A. Jones and WV Troopers, J. L. Brewer and C. E. Boring, currently has before him for his personal consideration and Ruling a Motion to Dismiss Indictment of John M. Richards where the indictment was procured by prosecutorial misconduct along with the deliberate perjury and or other misleading testimony to the grand jury by Trooper, Clinton Edward Boring that prejudiced the grand jury’s decision to indict the Defendant. Will Richards receiving an unbiased ruling on the Motion to Dismiss Indictment? Of Course, Richards is whispered to be filing a Motion with the Supreme Court of Appeals, of West Virginia to Recuse Judge Sweeney from the case, or even perhaps filing a Writ of Prohibition, and have whichever heard prior to trial, during conference dates with the WV Supreme Court in November which said conferences are respectfully scheduled on Nov. 10th, 17th, 18th and 19th. Motions are prepared and will soon be submitted to the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Rory L. Perry II, Clerk of Court, State Capitol Rm E-317, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston WV 25305

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Judicial Investigating Complaint – Filed Against Judge Timothy L. Sweeney On November 5, 2015

In The WV Judicial Investigation Commission

City Center East – Suite 1200 A

4700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE

Charleston, West Virginia 25304

COMPLAINT

John Manis Richards, Pro-Se,

Complainant,

Vs.

Judge Timothy L. Sweeney,

Respondent.

Judicial Investigating Complaint

Filed Against Judge Timothy L. Sweeney On November 5, 2015

The Complainant, JOHN MANIS RICHARDS, respectfully files the following information of facts to the WV Judicial Investigation Commission regarding his complaint against Judge Timothy L. Sweeney.

The Complainant believes that Judge Timothy L. Sweeney has violated the following Canon’s listed in the Code Of Judicial Conduct;

CANON 1 A judge shall uphold and promote the, independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.

CANON 2 A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impartially, competently, and diligently.

CANON 3 A judge shall conduct the judge’s personal and extrajudicial activities to minimize the risk of conflict with the obligations of judicial office.

As good cause for this Complaint, the Complainant states the following;

Judge Timothy L. Sweeney has acted with malicious intent and has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct by using his Office as a means to cover-up and conceal the FACT that the Indictment in Case 13-F-7 was obtained by Prosecutor Steven A. Jones when he deliberately presented perjured testimony and misleading facts to the grand jury as the grand jury transcripts prove deliberate perjury, fraud and other corrupt means were employed by Prosecutor Jones to secure the indictment.

Judge Timothy L. Sweeney has acted with bias and prejudice toward the Complainant pursuant to the Judge’s inactions and lack of diligence when not allowing the Complainant to be heard on;
  1. A properly FILED Motion to recuse court appointed Attorney, Dreama D. Sinkkanen for failing to act diligently in the Complainant’s case, lack of communications with Complainant and for failure to File Motion with the Court to Compel, Prosecutor Steven A. Jones to provided full discovery in the Complainant’s case which Prosecutor Jones did intentionally withhold discovery that proved misconduct on his part and misconduct of perjury and other crime committed by WV State Trooper, Clinton Edward Boring during grand jury proceeding in Case 13-F-7. Please see a Motion to Dismiss Indictment regarding case 13-F-7 which is listed as Complainant’s Exhibit “A”. Complainant plans to file the attached Motion to Dismiss Indictment in the Circuit Court of Ritchie County, WV before November 19, 2015. Judge Sweeney denied the Complainant’s due process rights throughout the case. The Complainant was forced to go without an Attorney for several months and during a scheduled court hearing around the end of November 2013, the Complainant was standing before Judge Sweeney in the Circuit Court of Ritchie County, West Virginia, without any counsel being present to provide Complainant with representation. However, just minutes before the hearing was scheduled to take place, Attorney Sinkkanen FAXED a Motion to the Court requesting to be recused from the Complainant’s case and Judge Sweeney granted Attorney Sinkkanen’s Faxed Request to be recused;
  2. Judge Sweeney further acted with bias and prejudice toward the Complainant when the Complainant, John Manis Richards, by and through his attorney, George J. Cosenza, properly FILED Motion with the Court to recuse Steven A. Jones, the Prosecuting Attorney of Ritchie County, West Virginia and his office from participation, in any manner in the Complainant’s Case. Judge Sweeney again denied the Complainant due process by failing to schedule a Hearing on the Complainant’s Motion to Recuse Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney. Although the Complainant is aware of ex parte communications between Judge Sweeney, Prosecutor Jones and George Cosenza, where Mr. Cosenza later informed the Complainant that Judge Sweeney asked Prosecutor Jones in the Judge’s chambers if he could be fair to the Complainant and Prosecutor Jones said he did not think so. Even with Judge Sweeney hearing the statement first hand from Prosecutor Jones about feeling he could not be fair to the Complainant, Judge Sweeney continued to act with bias and prejudice and was not avoiding impropriety or the appearance of impropriety when Judge Sweeney tried to deny and shove under the rug if you will, Prosecutor Jones’ personal statements claiming he could not be fair to the Complainant, John Manis Richards as Judge Sweeney did nothing to disqualify Prosecutor Jones from the case. All three men, Judge Sweeney, Prosecutor Jones, and Attorney George Cosenza acknowledged at the ex parte communications meeting in the Judge’s chambers, that Prosecutor Jones must be recused from the case. The Complainant has uncovered prosecutorial misconduct committed by Prosecutor Steven A. Jones’ willingness to induce and allow the Harrisville State Police Commander, Clinton Edward Boring to knowingly and willingly provide misleading information through his own perjured testimony to the grand jury. This willful criminal misconduct was outrageous and felonious and both Prosecutor Jones and Trooper Boring knew the testimony presented to the grand jury was perjured.
  3. Nearly a month after Judge Sweeney personally witnessed Prosecutor Jones saying he did not think he could be fair to the Complainant, Prosecutor Jones FILED his own Motion to be recused from the case. Judge Timothy L. Sweeney then and only then prepared a letter to the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute making a Request for Appointment of a Special Prosecutor. In the Judge’s letter dated June 18th, 2015 which is personally signed by Judge Timothy L. Sweeney, the Judge gives Reason For Request as follows;“The Defendant in this case has filed an ethics complaint against the Prosecutor. The Defendant has lied about the Prosecutor and a police officer and caused the Prosecutor to respond at least three times. I believe this conduct is in violation of West Virginia Code Section 61-5-27. I am requesting the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to prosecute 13-F-7 and 13-F-10 and to investigate the Defendant’s possible violation of this criminal statute.”
  4. Please see Judge Sweeney’s letter requesting appointment of special prosecutor which is attached as Exhibit “D”.
  5. Judge Sweeney seemed to have forgotten about the ex parte communications with Prosecutor Jones and Attorney Cosenza in his chambers and his acknowledgement that Prosecutor Jones must be recused as Prosecutor Jones admitted he felt he could not be fair to the Defendant/Complainant. Instead of stating the FACTS in his June 18th, 2015 letter to the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute of why he was requesting the appointment of a Special Prosecutor Judge Timothy L. Sweeney lied and mislead the Prosecuting Attorneys Institute by claiming a Special Prosecutor was needed as the Complainant, John Manis Richards had filed a Disciplinary Complaint against Prosecutor Jones and Judge Sweeney then lied claiming the Complainant has lied about Prosecutor Jones and a police officer. The Complainant now respectfully wishes to make complaint that Judge Timothy L. Sweeney is a constitutional and civil rights violator and uses his Office to make those rights violations occur at his impulse.
  6. Judge Sweeney’s letter to the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute including the Judge’s arbitrary and capricious statement claiming that, “The Complainant has lied about the Prosecutor and a police officer…” has been posted in news media and other outlets and is further available to the public as Judge Sweeney marked his letter when filing it with the Court Clerk, to not be Confidential. The Judge made the arbitrary and capricious statement without investigation or facts to support his claim that the Complainant lied about the Prosecutor and a police officer which gives an appearance the judge has a bias or prejudice that will prevent the Judge from dealing fairly with the Complainant. Judge Sweeney throughout the case has not avoided impropriety or the appearance of impropriety with his actions or inactions regarding Motions filed by the Complainant. Common folks may view Judge Sweeney inaction as wrongfully denying the Complainant his due process rights and any further involvement by Judge Sweeney causes the Complainant to have feelings that Judge Sweeney will continue to act at will or caprice and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power. The Complainant feels that Public confidence in the judiciary has been eroded by malicious intent, irresponsible and improper conduct by Judge Timothy L. Sweeney when he repeatedly refused the Complainant’s right to a Hearing on various Motions filed with the Court in a timely manner in the case.
  7. Judge Timothy L. Sweeney made false statements in his letter on June 18th, 2015 to the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute and those false statements were designed to mislead and conceal the true reasons a new prosecutor must be appointed to case(s) 13-F-7 & 10.
  8. Judge Timothy L. Sweeney attempted to retaliate against the Complainant for filing a Lawyer Disciplinary Complaint against his friend, Ritchie County Prosecutor Steven A. Jones. Judge Sweeney requested the appointment of a special Prosecutor to additionally investigate the Complainant’s possible violation of criminal statute 61-5-27. This impropriety or appearance of impropriety of the attempted retaliation by Judge Sweeney against the Defendant/Complainant is being called into question.
  9. Judge Sweeney through private ex parte communications presented question to the Complainant’s Attorney, George J. Cosenza requesting to know if the Complainant had plans to file Motion to recuse him as Judge in the case. This ex parte communications did not involve the Prosecutor’s Office which is a clear violation of the ex parte communications rule. Thereafter, Complainant and his Attorney, George Cosenza briefly discussed Judge Sweeney’s question in private in the back of the court room regarding a possible Motion to recuse the Judge, the Complainant felt intimidated with feelings of having his Bond revoked if he indicated he may file such a Motion with the WV Supreme Court, by the very Judge that was privately asking the question, so the Complainant told Attorney Cosenza that he had no plans to Motion to have the Judge recused from the case. Immediately thereafter, Attorney Cosenza approached a female court employee and requested her to relay my answer to the Judge, who went to Judge Sweeney’s chambers and reported my response to the Judge, or this is what appeared to have happen. But, Attorney Cosenza and the court employee who I can identify, would describe what transpired with the activity I was involved with and was a witness to. And of course, Judge Sweeney would also know what transpired regarding his question about the recusal matter I have mentioned.

The forgoing factual information outlines impartiality and puts forth impropriety or the appearance of impropriety and bias and prejudice on the part of Judge Timothy L. Sweeney.

Wherefore, the Complainant, John Manis Richards prays that the Office of the WV Judicial Investigation Commission investigate Judge Timothy L. Sweeney for violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct Canon #1, #2 and #3.

If the JIC has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Respectfully submitted,

John Manis Richards

820 Williams Hwy.

Vienna, WV 26105

Pctec36@gmail.com

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