It appears I have the power to puppeteer corrupt judges and lawyers to act in cases they'd like to ignore when it involves the Rucki story at least.
Last week, Lisa Elliott, who represents David Rucki, filed her response, somewhat belatedly, upon the order of Judge Jerome Abrams.
Judge Abrams had given all parties in her lawsuit against Dede Evavold and several others one month to come to an agreement or to list all the issues which still remained.
Shortly before Elliott filed, I wrote an article on the case in which I noted, " resolution. Given the Rucki’s counselThe article was written on December 16, 2019; and Elliott had not yet filed her response to this judicial order.
I didn't believe the timing was coincidental, stating in part in a follow up email to her (Elliott), "The next day you file something. Is this a coincidence?"
Elliott did not respond.
Her response also has some interesting tidbits like that Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, technically also a defendant in this lawsuit has never been served, "The Rucki’s have se
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.March 2, 2019, was a Saturday. By Monday 4, 2019, Gearin had suddenly made her decision.
That motion awaits a decision from another judge, Kathleen Gearin.
Both Gearin and Kanning are retired judges.
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki is homeless, jobless, and has not seen any of her children since 2013, while David Rucki is a multi-millionaire who somehow qualifies for state aid for poor folks known as Minnesota Care, but this did not stop Gearin from affirming a previous order stipulating that the homeless woman pay the multi-millionaire child support.
I discussed the whole child support affair in this interview.
You can also find more here.
However, the most curious coincidence comes from Judge Asphaug again.
Judge Asphaug, as I noted in this article, seems to always pop up when a Rucki related matter arises.
In 2013, the family court insisted that David Rucki take care of all his children; the courts insisted this despite his history of violence and abuse: a bar fight, a road rage incident, threatening to kill his in-law, stalking his ex-wife, choking her, and repeatedly violating protective orders.
So, on February 5, 2018, I sent Asphaug, and approximately forty of her cohorts, an email. Here is part of it, "Here's something I don't understand. According to Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's docket, there was supposed to be a hearing in December to resentence Sandra Grazzini-Rucki. That was after the appeals court decided that the sentence was cruel and unusual punishment. After all, not only did so-called Judge Asphaug sentence Ms. Grazzini-Rucki to the maximum even though she had no criminal record but made her serve her sentence a little at a time over six years. But now that this has been ruled unconstitutional, the judge has done nothing. She's on vacation until February 20 and since cancelling the hearing she has not scheduled a new hearing. Did you know that so-called Judge Asphaug called this the worst crime she's witnessed from the bench. That's how over the top she was when she sentenced Ms. Grazzini-Rucki. So, if it is so bad, why has she failed to resentence her and have her complete her sentence? That appears to be incompetence on a grand scale, the sort which gets judges removed from benches. So, why aren't any other journalists covering it?"I even attached the docket for the case at the time. That's below and it, at that point, had no movement since December 2017.
In case anyone is wondering, Asphaug proceeded to sentence Grazzini-Rucki to the remaining time for the maximum amount. Since Grazzini-Rucki was living in Florida, she began serving her sentence in a jail there; Asphaug insisted she be moved to Minnesota, even though there was less than month left by the time this happened, so Grazzini-Rucki was transported cross country to Minnesota were she completed her sentence.