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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Catch Me on Action Radio

We discuss spoofing. More on my work on spoofing here.

In the segment on the Rucki case, we discussed this article by Michael Brodkorb.

Am I fringe media or is Brodkorb a propagandist? Please comment in the comment section. Some files describing David Rucki's violence can be found below.

SamiRucki by on Scribd

Note page 15 where Nico says his father stuck a gun to his head. Now, he claims he's never seen his father be violent. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Winstanley Family Continues to Be Abused

The abuse continues without end  for Elizabeth “Betty” Winstanley and her children fighting for her at the Lancaster, County Court of Common Pleas.

Winstanley has been in guardianship since 2014, with most of her rights removed, forced to live in a home in Pennsylvania, rather than in Maryland near her children.

She was not given a hearing aid and so couldn’t hear at all at the hearing which determined if she was “incapacitated”, the term used by the court to determine if someone needs to be placed into guardianship.

She has been isolated, abused, and had her money misspent by the courts and court actors appointed by the courts; many of these same court actors charge her up to $400 per hour for their services.

This is not the first-time media has looked at the tragic guardianship case of Elizabeth Winstanley.

Diane Dimond’s Take
“Would you hire someone to manage your personal affairs and finances who charged $50,599.18 in just three months?

“What if they charged $1560.00 to make two phone calls to your son to discuss, ‘Dates for (a) Christmas’ visit with you. Or if you got a bill for more than $1,000 from this person explaining, it was because their, ‘Computer emails appear(ed) to be breached …(and) extensive work (was) done on my phone and computer as a result.’ They charged you for calls to their IT department and to an attorney they consulted.

“And what if this same person refused to communicate with two of your three children even when you were rushed to the hospital? And when they placed a couple of phone calls 3 days later to see how you were doing you were charged another $990.00?”

Dimond continued later: Widow Betty Winstanley, 94, who is under a disputed court-ordered guardianship and lives in the Masonic Village Retirement Home in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania . She is forced to pay her court-appointed guardian for the expenses I just described (and many more) because Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Jay J. Hoberg says she must.”

Sharyl Attkisson’s Take

In 2017, Sharyl Attkisson featured Winstanley’s story on her program, Full Measure.
Attkisson found that 1.5 million people in the US were under guardianship, which controlled $273 billion.

“Betty’s court appointed guardian from a for profit company controlled nearly every aspect of Betty’s life at Betty’s own expense.” Attkisson said.

Attkisson, like Dimond, found the guardians charged in an exorbitant manner.

They charged $180 for an email regarding Mother’s Day, $426 for a conversation about the ownership of a French horn, and $2,070 to discuss Christmas visits.

Attkisson found that guardian bills came to $93,908 in one five-month period.
The guardian would not let Betty speak to Attkisson, but she did broadcast a video tape made previously of Betty.

“Why are you trying to damage all my life by taking me away from all family and my friends?” Betty said in the video.

Back to the Present

Despite the media attention, the abuse by the court and others of Betty Winstanley continues.
Her family provided photos of Betty with a bruise on her hand; the photo was taken at her assisted living facility, Masonic Village.

In a letter to the Pennsylvania authorities, they listed other immediate concerns.

  • 1)      How pale, gaunt and the lack of moons on her fingers a sign of being anemic
  • 2)      The extended stomach - if it is diet
  • 3)      Her heart monitor and a follow up as she stated her chest felt tight
  • 4)      The infection in / on her leg since around November of 2018
  • 5)      THE LACK OF HEARING AIDS and the pattern of taking them from her since 2014
  • 6)      The emotional abuse by Candice Beckett in trying to silence her of what has happened to her and is happening to her.
  • 7)      The emotional abuse by Masonic Village by all appearance “ORDERS” from above to the local staff as to what Mrs. Winstanley is able to do.
  • 8)      The Lack of activities for Mrs. Winstanley to participate in such as exercise classes et al

I sent an email to Masonic Village, but they did not respond.

I also received a voicemail from Betty, in which she sounds disoriented, “Hi Betsy it's mom. I'm locked up here I don't know what they're doing to me and I wanted to talk to somebody and it's snowing so bad I don't want you to come tonight. Didn't want you to come. So I don't know I I'd like to talk to you before you go to bed.” Betty said. “Please give me a call. I asked them they said it would be alright for you to call me or I don't know about your calling me for them to call you and see what's going on with neither of lost my mind or something's happened to me I don't know. Please give me a call. Bye bye.”

The Convoluted Court Process

Betty’s son David has been attempting to keep the pressure on and this includes a March 7, 2019, hearing.

Namely, on June 12, 2015, Judge Jay Hoberg o the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania issued an order.

Hoberg is the long-time judge on this case. 

In that order, he purportedly honored Betty’s wish to move to Maryland, where David lives.

This was even supported by the current guardian Candace Beckett, who on February 3, 2017 filed a petition for the court to move Winstanley to Maryland, “It is the intention of this Plenary Guardian of the Person that, following to Mrs. Winstanley’s stated preferences that she permanently be relocated from Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania where she has no relatives to Anne Arundul County, Maryland where two of her children reside.” Beckett said.

She continued in the same affidavit, “The transfer to Maryland would be in the best interest of Mrs. Winstanley.”

When reached by phone, Beckett, who remains the guardian, said, “the problem is there’s no money left.”

Beckett insisted she has not even been paid since coming on board herself in 2017 but that Winstanley’s estate was estimated at between $1.4-$1.8 million when things began in 2014.

She estimates that it is down to $250,000-$500,000, most of which is not liquid now.

She said some of the money went to caring for Mrs. Winstanley at Masonic Village, but the rest went to the other guardians like Stump.

Betty Winstanley remains in Pennsylvania more than two years after Beckett’s petition was filed.
Furthermore, David told me, the judge has been resistant to ordering a forensic audit of the expenses made by the guardians.

Judge Hoberg, David told me, has previously claimed that the audit was too expensive, but as much as $2 million has been squandered from Betty Winstanley’s estate without proper records being kept, David told me.

I left an email for Stacey Witalec, the press and communications manager for the Pennsylvania Judicial System, but it was not returned. 

Also still unsettled is the issue of alleged malfeasance by the former guardian, Robert Stump.

His attorney, Douglas Earl, did not respond to an email from me. 

Stump had hired Gloria Byars to work as a guardian for his company, RES Consulting, and she worked on Betty’s case as well.

She was hired despite multiple convictions for financial crimes. Here’s part of a 2018 story.

Byars had been convicted multiple times of financial theft.

“Her most recent arrest came in 2005. She pleaded guilty to felony fraud and was sentenced to 37 months in a federal prison after cashing $20,000 in blank checks found rummaging through trash cans at a Virginia post office.

“Federal dockets show Byars was paroled on supervised release in 2008, the same year - according to her LinkedIn account - she began working in Philadelphia with RES Consulting, which provides guardian services.”

I sent an email to RES Consulting but that was also not returned.

The guardian who took over stated previously that the judge, Hoberg, approved payments of $18,500 per month to Stump, but now refuses to revisit those payments.

David Winstanley asked his attorney to demand for several things at the March 7, 2019, hearing. Those include.

We demand a forensic investigation



Winstanley told me this is not the first time these things have been demanded and he does not expect this time to be any different, but that he hopes renewed pressure from the media will finally end the never-ending nightmare.

Winstanley is 97 years old.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Smearing of Sandra "Sam" Grazzini-Rucki

Listen to "The Smearing of Sandra "Sam" Grazzini-Rucki" on Spreaker.

(Minnesota 1st Judicial District Judge David Knutson)

Below, find an email I sent to the FBI. Thus far, the FBI has done nothing.

First, this case has been covered in the media and all besides me have got it wrong, many wifully. 

The case comes down to this. Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and her five children were physicially, emotionally, and sexually abused for two decades and then when she got divorced the court hid it, forced her kids to live with their abusive father, and when two ran and hid, they charged the mother, once again making sure no evidence of abuse is ever introduced. 

First, below are two documents, 124 pages of evidence of abuse by David Rucki,

There is no doubt that David Rucki is very violent toward everyone, his family included so the only way this is not shown court is if it is hidden. 

After that decree, Judge David Knutson not only placed himself on the divorce but all matters related to the Rucki's. He even once had a criminal matter which started in another county transferred to his court. 
He reversed the divorce, ordered Sandra Grazzini-Rucki out of her home, ordered the children to live with their father, conducted a custody trial while two were missing, and even made Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's attorney continue part of it in handcuffs. 

Then, he awarded 100% of a multi-million dollar estate to David Rucki. He also got sole custody and alimony.  This estate includes four homes, nine classic cars, and a multi-million dollar business. David Rucki got it all. 

Now, that is very compelling circumstantial evidence this judge is bribed, but I've been told that David Rucki's parents, Fred and Vicky Rucki, transferred $750,000 from their trust at Wells Fargo to him as well. I can't prove it but that is very specific and the FBI has the tools to find out if true. 

Second, after Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was arrested, Judge Karen Asphaug placed herself on her case, Dede Evavold also charged, and Doug and Gina Dahlen also charged. Again, a judge illegally placing themselves on cases. Though Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's crime is presumed probation, Judge Asphaug gave her $500,000 cash bond and sentenced her to the maximum, one year and one day, and even told her to serve it fifteen days at a time over six years, to maximize the punishment. 

Judge Asphaug disallowed almost all evidence of abuse, would only allow one of the two daughters to testify; Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was given a list of about twenty words she wasn't allowed to say like abuse, restraining order. She was not allowed to refer to any police reports, and her daughter who did testify testified by Skype, you can find news articles about it. 

Finally, the prosecutors engaged in a Brady Violation, refusing to turn over a critical police report from the day the girls were found, which stated, "On 11/19/15, Detective Coughlin and I met with Dakota County Social Services and David Rucki. Arrangements were made for the girls to be placed into foster care, as they continued to express that they would run away again if they were brought home." (this was never given to Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's defense)

There is also witness tampering. Here is what Samantha Rucki, one daughter who ran, said to a cop during a police interview a month before the criminal trial of her mother: "They (her father and his sister) basically said I have to (go to the interview) and I have to be here and I have to recant everything I said and it’s going and that’s the way it’s gonna be- and they made me feel guilty about it and I started to cry"

Given all that, why was Sandra Grazzini-Rucki charged, let alone prosecuted at trial for this alleged crime? I don't believe it is merely an out of control prosecutor, I think this prosecutor has been ordered to go after her, regardless of the evidence, but only the FBI can prove this. 

Furthermore, I have found that when Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's case goes to appeal Judge Jill Flaskamps Halbrooks rules nearly every time and against her every time she rules, the same is true for the head of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Lorie Gildea. Either these two really don't like her arguments or they are being paid not to like it. 

Also, David Rucki has been allowed to commit mortgage fraud, the documents I used to prove this are linked at the bottom of the article. He's been foreclosed on six times, and kept the house. Either that is foreclosure fraud or money laundering or both. Only the FBI can subpoena the right documents to prove it. 

Also, he has embezzled from his ex-wife's father's trust. Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's father made hundreds of millions of dollars and all his kids should have been set for life but she has nothing, because he has embezzled everything which he could not take in the divorce. that's a registrar of actions for a trust set up by Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's father for his children. You will see David Rucki is listed as a petitioner. Why? You'll see that in November 2017, funds were disbursed. I believe they were disbursed to him. Why? He's not a child of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's father. 

Finally, his propagandist, Michael Brodkorb, claims Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has money stashed in Canada. I think if you track this account you will find it went to David Rucki. She knew nothing about it. if you take a look at that article, I believe that Asphaug and Knutson have been fixing cases for David Rucki for years. Again, circumstantial evidence, but compelling. 

There is so much more, this shows that David Knutson ordered the release of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's private flight records to David Rucki. Again, why? 

So, hopefully, you will look at this. There is bribery, mortgage fraud, human trafficking, embezzlement and racketeering here. 

Friday, March 22, 2019


The article is here. 

How FINRA Interacts with its Members

The article is here. 

Sandra "Sam" Grazzini-Rucki Erased In Every Way Except Child Support

Even as David Rucki is chasing after his ex-wife for child support, he is also trying to collect on a trust her father set up for his grandchildren.
On March 14, 2019, David Rucki petitioned for a hearing in the Trust Created by First Amended and Restated Albert J. Grazzini Revocable Trust dated November 2, 1999.
Child Support by on Scribd

Albert Grazzini is the late father of Sandra “Sam” Grazzini-Rucki.

According to an affidavit, the hearing is to withdraw approximately $10,000 to reimburse expenses for his children which he paid out of TL Rucki Trucking, a company he claims he does not own.
Petitions the court for an order to disburse funds in the amount of $10,243.68 to Samantha Rucki from her interest bearing account deposited with the District Court Administrator for reimbursement of college tuition and costs.” According to the affidavit.
Rucki also lists four checks written from the account of TL Rucki trucking for which he wants reimbursement and presumably this is the reason for the hearing.
As I have been describing, even as he raids the trust of his dead former father-in-law, David Rucki is chasing after his ex-wife, now homeless and jobless, for $215 per month in child support
Most recently, retired judge, Kathleen Gearin, denied Grazzini-Rucki’s stay to halt child support while the appeals court looks at the case.
Petitioner’s Motion for a Stay of Proceedings is denied.” Gearin said in her March 4 order.
Even as that is occurring, David Rucki, who received a multi-million dollar business, four homes, and nine classic cars in his divorce, somehow qualifies for Minnesota Cares, which is a health care program for Minnesotans with low incomes.”
In an August 2018 ruling, Magistrate Judge Jan Davidson estimated that David Rucki makes $10,000 per month; she estimated this because she did not require him to produce any income documents.
So, he has access to a trust from a multi-millionaire, a multi-million dollar business, and receives state aid, but, according to judges in Minnesota, he should also receive child support from his homeless ex-wife, left homeless by the terms of the divorce they set out.
That is not the most shocking part. It appears that Sandra “Sam” Grazzini-Rucki is only a mother to her five children for the purposes of child support; according to a posting her daughter, Gianna, lists no one as her mother.

(As you can see, no mother listed, but simply daughter of David Rucki)

This should come as a shock to the folks at 20/20 since David Rucki claimed he wanted his children's mother in their lives. Instead, he has erased her in every way including from official records. 

I reached out to all the usual suspects. The four Minnesota Judicial public affairs officers- Lissa Finne, Kyle Christopherson, Allysa Siems-Roberson, and Beau Berentson- but none of them responded. 

Jeff Shorba is the Minnesota Court Adminstrator and he did not respond. 

Sean Dooley and Beth Mullen were the two producers on the 20/20 episode about this case and they also did not respond. 

David Rucki's list Rucki of violent acts includes  a bar fighta road rage incidentincidents of stalkingonce stuck a gun to his son Nico’s head, and chased after his daughter Samantha on her thirteenth birthday

Paul Reitman "diagnosed", by having a twenty minute meeting, Grazzini-Rucki with parental alienation. He also did not respond. 

Laura Thomas is a professor at the University of Minnesota who was interviewed for a local story on this case in 2013; she claimed that, "Mom presents the child with a toy right before the father is schedule to come (for parenting time)” as an example of parental alienation.

Jim Gilbertson took over the case in September 2012. He was accused of getting off by then teenager Samantha Rucki. 

None of them responded either. 

Listen to Samantha's recording below. 

The news feature on the Rucki case in which Thomas makes that stunning assessment is also below.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Long Version

Catch Me on Action Radio With Greg Penglis

We talked about feckless judicial oversight boards.

More background here and here

Also, I mentioned that in the Rucki case, a judge ruled it did not matter how much money Sandra "Sam" Grazzini-Rucki made or how much money her ex-husband had,

that shocking ruling is here

"Grazzini-Rucki argues that the CSM erred by imputing potential income to her because the CSM (1) disregarded her actual income, (2) failed to make a proper statutory analysis, and (3) improperly adopted a level of income determined by the district court in a prior order. A CSM must calculate a parent’s income based on her potential income.”

Find the entire ruling by Minnesota Appeals Court Judge Jill Flaskamps-Halbrooks below.

CFTC Nominee Reaffirms SWAPs Stance

The article is here. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

FINRA to Upgrade Registration System

The article is here. 

Gearin Makes Her Move

                                                     (Judge Kathleen Gearin)

Judge Kathleen Gearin finally made a decision on a motion filed by Sandra Grazzini-Rucki.
On Monday March 4, 2019, Judge Gearin issued her decision.
Here is part of the court docket,

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order

Remarkably, the decision comes nearly three weeks after a hearing was held; that hearing was held on February 12, 2019. It was held without Sandra Grazzini-Rucki so it is not clear why the decision took so long.

Coincidentally or not, the decision comes immediately after I wrote an article wondering why a decision had not been made. I wrote that article on Saturday March 2, 2019. 
“It appears the judges handling Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s child support are not entirely sure what to do. As I recently reported, the judge assigned to the case, Judge Phillip Kanning, is no longer assigned. Meanwhile, a motion first filed in October continues to languish three weeks after a hearing to argue it was held.“That motion awaits a decision from another judge, Kathleen Gearin.”
I asked Gearin on Tuesday if this was merely a coincidence or if I was her puppet master, but she did not respond to my email.
I also asked the four members of the Minnesota Judiciary public affairs team- Lissa Finne, Kyle Christopherson, Alyssa Siems-Roberson, and Beau Berentson- but they also did not respond.
I also asked Jeff Shorba, the Minnesota Court Administrator, but he also did not respond.

In October, 2016, Magistrate Maria Pastoor ordered Sandra Grazzini-Rucki to pay $975 per month in child support, even though she had recently been convicted of six felonies and hadn’t worked since 2015. Here is part of what I wrote then. (a magistrate is a junior judge)

“Despite being incarcerated, a convicted felon, and on public assistance Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has been ordered to pay nearly one thousand dollars a month in child support.
“The order handed down by Dakota County Minnesota Judge Maria Pastoor on October 13, 2016, calls for Grazzini-Rucki to pay $975 per month.
“Judge Pastoor issued the order even though Grazzini-Rucki is currently incarcerated in the Dakota County jail serving her sentence which began on September 21, 2016, for her role in hiding her two daughters for approximately two and a half years.”

That order was stayed while Grazzini-Rucki finished her sentence.
The court could not wait that long; on May 7th, 2018, Pastoor issued an order reinstating the $975 per month in child support.

Grazzini-Rucki had only days before been released and was still on probation.

This was appealed and Pastoor quietly was removed replaced by another magistrate, Jan Davidson.
Davidson held another hearing; she, without requiring either party to provide income documents, ruled that David Rucki made $10,000 per month and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki made $1,429 per month.
“The obligor (Grazzini-Rucki) is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed,” Davidson wrote.
When phantom income is determined by a judge, this is referred to as imputing income.
Indeed, she has six felonies on her record and is unlikely to find work anywhere, so voluntary is a matter of perspective.
Davidson ruled that Grazzini-Rucki should pay $215 per month.
Interestingly, Davidson also noted that David Rucki receives public assistance despite her determination he makes $10,000 per month; she did not address that clear fraud in her ruling.
When, in September, the Minnesota Department of Health, moved to suspend Grazzini-Rucki’s driver’s license for non-payment, she appealed that.
She also filed a motion to stay, also in October 2018.
The Minnesota court did nothing even though the license was to be suspended at the end of October.
Indeed, the court ignored all requests until the end of January, when a hearing for February 12, 2019, was scheduled.
This may be because the assigned judge at the time, Phillip Kanning, was out of country for three months.
Kanning is a retired judge as is Gearin.
Davidson could not hear the case I believe because the suspension of the license made it above her pay grade.
Everyone believed the February 12, 2019, hearing was for the license issue, but this did not happen.
Instead, Gearin, in her March 4 order, ruled on the motion to stay.
Petitioner’s Motion for a Stay of Proceedings is denied.” Gearin said in her March 4 order.
This should have been an easy to order to write since Grazzini-Rucki did not even attend the hearing and a motion to stay is relatively easy, but it took nearly three weeks.
The motion for the license has never been addressed and her license was indeed suspended at the end of October 2018.
It’s likely David Rucki paid his attorney, Lisa Elliott, more to attend the hearing on February 12, 2019, than he would receive for the month.
Besides that, he is a multi-millionaire, who received 100% of the estate, including four homes, nine classic cars, and 100% of their trucking business in the divorce.
Remarkably, when the divorce first started- and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki had custody in 2011- David Rucki was ordered to pay $10,000 per month in child support and alimony (he never actually paid it). This means, the first judge determined David Rucki to make far more than the $10,000 per month Davidson determined him to make. 
Still, not only is he chasing after his ex-wife for $215 per month, but he has the support of his county; the Dakota County Prosecutor’s office has filed briefs in this case on his behalf.
Gearin’s order is below.
Gearin by on Scribd

Rhetta Daniel on FACEUS

Find my article on Rhetta's case here. 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Jamie Fox on The Common Sense Show

Find my story on Jamie Fox here. 

The Rucki Judges Without A Clue

                                                  (Retired Judge Kathleen Gearin)

It appears the judges handling Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s child support are not entirely sure what to do.
As I recently reported, the judge assigned to the case, Judge Phillip Kanning, is no longer assigned.
Meanwhile, a motion first filed in October continues to languish three weeks after a hearing to argue it was held.

That motion awaits a decision from another judge, Kathleen Gearin.

Both Gearin and Kanning are retired judges.

Furthermore, Gearin and Kanning, I have recently discovered, are wrapped up in another Rucki related court issue.

This involves a restraining order filed by David Rucki against Dede Evavold, for things she put on the blog, Red Herring Alert.

Gearin wound up holding Evavold in jail for four days while all this unfolded saying in court, "I'm just afraid other reporters will report on this."

Presumably, she was referring to me as I had been writing about it.

Evavold helped hide Grazzini-Rucki’s daughters from 2013-2015 and was convicted in relation to that.

As I described here, the conviction only occurred after most evidence that David Rucki was abusive was excluded.

Here is how Evavold recently described the timeline of events. Notice how involved Judges Kanning and Gearin are in this. 

07/31/2017  Served with a Temporary Restraining Order (Signed by Judge Asphaug who presided over our criminal trials).
08/18/2017 I filed a motion to vacate the false Temporary Restraining Order
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Judge Kanning
09/29/2017   Hearing Motion to Vacate the Temporary Restraining Order (At this hearing, Judge Kanning rescheduled the motion hearing to 12/13.2017 to allow time for opposing counsel to prepare.
12-13-2017  Motion to Vacate Hearing Judge Kanning continued the hearing per Attorney Lisa Elliott’s request to allow more time to complete collection of evidence.
Judge Gearin
03/01/2018  Emergency Motion Hearing to remove blog posts. Unconstitutional purge conditions were met and more posts to remove were added by Attorney Lisa Elliott. Conditions again were met however, Lisa Elliott filed an Affidavit of Noncompliance and Request for Arrest Warrant on 03/09/2018which was signed by retired Judge Kathleen Gearin on 03/14/2018.
I filed an Affidavit of Compliance on  03/17/2018 and was arrested on 03/18/2018. I was brought to Stearns County Jail and transported to Dakota County Jail on 03/19/2018. I was transported to Ramsey County Correctional Facility at 5:00 PM and transported back to Dakota County on 3/20/2018 for a hearing with Judge Christopher Lehmann. He stated that I would have to wait to be heard in front of Judge Gearin on 03/21/2018. I was transported back to Ramsey County after spending the day in a holding cell. On 03/22/2018 hearing took place with Judge Gearin. Judicial order included immediate release from custody, constructive contempt of court sentence stayed until March 26th, at 4:30 p.m. in order to allow continued removal of posts. If items are not removed by 4:30 p.m. on March 26th, I was required to turn myself in to the Dakota County Correctional Facility for women on March 27th, at 9:00 a.m. to serve the remaining 26 days. (Some of the images and articles were hot linked from the Red Herring Alert site to other sites and data remained on the web for a short time before they were purged from the servers. I had no control over the cached data.)
05/16/2018  Motion Hearing to Vacate TRO. (Almost a year after the restraining order was issued.)

This means two retired judges are intimately involved in two cases related the fiasco surrounding this family with no explanation for why two retired judges need to be involved or why the things they are doing are so bizarre.

Meanwhile, Judge Gearin held a hearing on February 12, 2019.

She held a hearing because Kanning, who was assigned to the case, was out of country on vacation at the time it was held.

But she has still not ruled.

As of now, it says, “Taken Under Advisement” on February 12, 2019.

There is a further entry, “Correspondence Index # 934” for February 26, 2019, but no decision has been made. See full docket below.
ruckidocket2 by on Scribd

This means a motion first filed in October has yet to be ruled on in March.

Furthermore, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki did not attend the hearing so since it was her motion, she should have lost by default.

Grazzini-Rucki was asking for the county to reinstate her license; if she didn’t show, the only obvious order is to deny the motion.

That it is taking this long to issue an order is peculiar, even more so, now that I have found out that Gearin is known for delegating orders to others.

As I wrote here, Gearin delegated another order,Per the instructions of Judge Kathleen Gearin, as she is involved in an unrelated hearing and unable to draft an order.” Reads a letter written by Jean Baldwin, the Operations Manager for the 1st Judicial District.

Baldwin was writing this letter in lieu of an order denying Grazzini-Rucki’s request to postpone the previously noted hearing.

I have sent emails to Gearin and Kanning but received no response.

I also sent emails to four public affairs officers for the Minnesota courts- Beau Berentson, Alyssa Siems-Roberson, Lissa Finne, and Kyle Christopherson- but also received no response.

I also sent an email to Baldwin and to Heidi Carstensen, the Court Administrator for the 1st Judicial District, that is the district where these Rucki cases have been decided.

They also did not respond.

Finally, I sent an email to Jeff Shorba, the Court Administrator for the  Minnesota Court System, but he also did not respond.

I talked more about the Rucki case on this podcast; I come in about forty-five minutes in. 

For a fuller report on it, check out the podcast below. I come in about an hour in.