Former Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett Suborned Felony Perjury and Concealed Evidence to Protect a Corrupt Judge. Will Michael Dougherty Do The Same?
During the course of a wage theft lawsuit filed against his former employers, Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley formally challenged the jurisdiction of the Weld County District Court to force him to pay attorneys’ fees to his former employers for their response to a Motion for Consolidation of Cases which Buckley had filed.
Presiding Judge, James Francis Hartmann flatly refused to rule on Buckley’s Motion, which challenged both the Court’s personal, and subject matter jurisdiction to compel payment of fees for the Defendants’ response. Buckley ceased to comply with the illegal orders of the Weld County District Court, and Judge James Hartman perceived he dismissed Buckley’s case with prejudice, awarding attorneys’ fees to the Defendants.
In absence of jurisdiction, Buckley’s home was raided in July 2013 to compel payment of attorneys’ fees to the Defendants (former employers) for the Motion for Consolidation, and other fees supposedly accrued as a result of Buckley fighting the aforementioned Consolidation Motion. Ten days later, Buckley’s home was again raided, and he was arrested on a criminal charge for a so-called, “credible threat” he was purported to have made against Judge James Hartmann during the course of the previous arrest for civil contempt.
On April 21, 2014, in sworn testimony Before the Boulder County District Court, Judge James Hartmann testified that he had awarded the civil Defendants attorneys’ fees for their response to Buckley’s Motion for Consolidation. Boulder County Chief Deputy District Attorney Catrina Weigel elicited the following testimony from Judge James Hartmann.
Transcript excerpt – April 21, 2014 Judge James Hartmann- direct examination by DDA Catrina Weigel:
6 I granted the request for attorney’s fees when I
7 denied Mr. Buckley’s motion to consolidate this case with
8 another case that was pending in Weld County, another civil
9 case that was pending in Weld County.
Judge James Hartmann further admitted in sworn testimony that Buckley had, in fact formally challenged the jurisdiction of the Court.
The problem? Judge James Hartmann committed First Degree Felony Perjury to obtain Buckley’s conviction on one Class 4 Felony count of Retaliation Against a Judge.
In criminal conspiracy with Judge James Hartman, Judge Andrew Hartman, the presiding Judge in the criminal matter, ruled James Hartman’s perjured testimony, “not material” in response to a Motion to Vacate Void Judgment Buckley had filed post-trial.
Buckley contacted former Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett via email, demanding that the District Attorney’s Office produce evidence on the record of the Court corroborating Judge James Hartmann’s sworn statements. Former Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett flatly refused, responding by email, “Your requests and demands are denied”.
The reason: the corroborating evidence does not exist.
No fees were awarded for the Defendants’ Response to Buckley’s Motion for Consolidation, but that didn’t stop the Weld County District Court from illegally raiding Buckley’s home to collect those, “fees”.
In absence of Jurisdiction, at no time did the Weld County District Court, Judge James Hartmann, his subordinates, nor his agents have any lawful right to trespass on Buckley’s property, according to legal analysts.
According to official Court transcripts, Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann had also been criminally involved in a Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant scheme, in which Buckley’s former employers had sworn simultaneously before both the Weld County District Court, and the Colorado Division of Labor, that neither had jurisdiction over Buckley’s wage claim, because the matter was before the other.
Prior to his election to the position of Boulder County District Attorney following Stan Garnett’s resignation, Buckley contacted interim District Attorney Michael Dougherty , demanding proof that (a) the Weld County District Court had, in fact, awarded fees to the civil Defendants for their response to the Plaintiff’s (Buckley’s) Motion for Consolidation, and (b) that proof of continuing jurisdiction appear on the record of the Weld county District Court preceding any further action having been taken in the civil matter.
“Jurisdiction can be challenged at any time.” and “Jurisdiction, once challenged, cannot be assumed and must be decided.” Basso v. Utah Power & Light Co., 495 F 2d 906, 910. There are myriad precedents indicating that Judge James Hartmann was powerless to move the civil action forward without entering proof of continuing jurisdiction on the record of the Court.
No such ruling exists.
Michael Dougherty, despite false promises of establishing a “Conviction Integrity Unit”, and now fully cognizant of the fraud worked upon the Court by Prosecutor Catrina Weigel, and former Boulder DA Stan Garnett, the Boulder DA’s Office, 20th Judicial District has remained unresponsive, and has joined the ranks of those individuals who will continue to conceal, aid, abet, and compound the criminal acts of Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann.
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Please also visit https://hartmannconspiracy.com and https://weldcountycorruption.com for evidence-backed articles detailing the 8 year campaign of harassment and terrorism against a Longmont, CO homeowner who dared to catch a corrupt Judge in commission of crime.