What Adil Baguirov doesn’t want you to see

It wasn’t enough to force him to resign from the Dayton Public School board by threatening a lawsuit to have him removed for non-residency.

It’s not been enough to show that he has ties to all kinds of people who have been involved in shady lobbying, and gotten a large amount of foreign cash delivered into one of his unreported shell companies.

It’s not enough to flat out call him out as committing voter fraud.

Or watching him do deals with the school board that he had no business being involved in because of conflicts of interest (the CareSource Deal and the Bus deal).

The guy keeps coming back to politics, and now wants to be your Montgomery county recorder.

Adil Baguirov's 5 twitter accounts

Only a sock puppet has 5 twitter accounts.

That’s the last thing you want to do for a guy with Russian ties (and not the kind you wear around your neck) and 5 twitter accounts.

Remember, the County Recorder has access to all the important data that might come in handy if you wanted to create things like, oh, sock puppet accounts, or fake voters, or false identities for foreign agents… (yes, I watched “The Americans”)

Here’s a full list of what the reorder does:

Your County Recorder:

– makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.

– maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and makes them constantly accessible to the public.

– enforces more than 1000 sections of state law in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the duties of the Recorder’s office.

– takes great care to ensure that every document received is accurately filed, recorded and indexed.

– serves on the county’s RECORDS COMMISSION which authorizes the retention of county records and determines when or how these government records may be disposed.

– serves on the county’s AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING BOARD* to authorize any purchase, lease, or contract for data processing equipment for county offices.

– serves as secretary and chief administrator of the county’s MICROFILMING BOARD* to authorize any purchase, lease or contract for microfilming equipment in county offices and to oversee the operation of the county’s microfilming center and services.

– collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder’s office and pays these monies into the county’s general fund.

– maintains an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorder’s office for its operation.

– performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder’s office including preparation of annual budgets and reports, vouchers, purchase orders, etc., and maintains all payroll records, sick and vacation leave records and other records pertaining to the Recorder’s staff.

– files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment, affirmative action report, depository agreements for funds and every other report as required by law.

– notifies boards of county commissioners and township trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments.

*Optional boards established by the County Commissioners in accordance with state law.

Source: Functions | Ohio Recorder’s Association

So with all that in mind, here’s what Dr. B. from Moscow doesn’t want you to see, he’s hired a law firm to help cleanse the Internet of certain images. Hurry and go look and download before they disappear:

Notice Type:
DMCA
Jurisdictions
us

Source: DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google :: Notices :: Lumen

And, if you want to read more people questioning our International Man of Mystery- go take a look at this article by Patrick Simpson- who goes as far as to hint at what else Dr. B was doing while getting his PhD in Moscow:

Weldon and Giuliani are not Baguirov’s only connections to the #TrumpRussia scandal.

Baguirov also went to Trump University, and claimed “I’ve attended a lot of these seminars and Trump’s was above average,” says Adil Bagirov, an energy consultant in Alexandria, Va. “It wasn’t the most effective, but I learned some things, and I’ve been very successful,” he says.

Why would Baguirov attend Trump University if he has a Ph.D from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGiMO), a university notorious for being the recruiting ground for the FSB?

Source: Adil Baguirov, Curt Weldon, and the Azerbaijani Laundromat

thumbnail of Bagurov, Adil; Citizens for Baguirov 2018 semi annual campaign report

Adil’s only recent campaign finance report

You might also want to look at all his political donations he used to make when he was working for all the shady type lobbyists before he came to Dayton. Let’s look at who is funding him now?

Mostly himself, with a $90K loan, but a lot of his donors are from out of state.

Considering we showed how many things he failed to list on his Ohio Ethics Statement way back– and there has been no public accounting for the offshore money deposited into his Turbillion shell company, how anyone can trust anything that comes out of his mouth- or he turns in as a campaign finance report, is beyond comprehension.

Do us all a favor Dayton, and vote for Brandon McClain for County Recorder.

Our “International Man of Mystery” needs to go away.

Petitions, Initiatives, Recalls and total disregard for voters

Deciminialization in DaytonCurve ball out of Dayton City Hall last week when Mayor Whaley and her crew decided to toss a bone on the ballot to “check the voters pulse” on decriminalizing pot in Dayton. Not bricks of pot, nope- only the people who pay off the state officials will get to profiteer from medical pot, but, small amounts, enough for a few joints.

Normally, misdemeanor pot charges are an excuse to arrest and hold people who can’t afford bail, or to harass people of color. We’re filling up the jail with cheech and chong, while we can’t manage to find murderers, arsonists or even charge white collar criminals who steal money from disabled veterans.

By putting the question to the voters, the politicians have the appearance of doing the right thing, but, what it really is, is an attempt to get the black vote to the polls to make sure they support people like Brandon McLain and Gerald Parker and Carolyn Rice. After watching Gary Leitzell almost beat Debbie Lieberman without spending any money, some people in the dem party are now officially woke.

Yes, Montgomery County voted for Trump, and they are pulling out all stops to get people out to vote, because the “blue wave” that they predicted hasn’t really shown itself.

Members of the NAACP just got woke too. They were out gathering signatures to put the speed and redlight cameras on the ballot- and failed. Now they see that just 3 city commissioners can throw a ballot initiative on the ballot, without ANY signatures- has them a little ticked off. About time you realized you’ve been getting used by the party for years, but, you kept electing empty suits like they have downtown at Price Stores.

The reality of citizen initiated petitions succeeding in Montgomery County and most of the state is a myth- unless you have millions of dollars behind your issue. The recent effort to put the sales tax increase on the ballot was a clear sign that even a very popular issue, is almost impossible to make happen.

Try looking up how to recall a school board member in the Ohio Revised Code. There isn’t a standardized rule or format for doing it. Trust me, I’ve looked.

The people trying to repeal the sales tax increase were political insiders, lawyers, and even they were surprised at how fast the law required the petitions to be turned in- 30 days after the vote was taken. It’s almost impossible.

Instead of wondering about “hot button issues” in this next election for state reps- you shouldn’t care about guns, stand your ground, legal pot, you should be asking for reps that will actually clean up the ORC so simple law like the Open Meetings Act (I’m joking when I call it simple) is actually clear and concise with actual steps spelled out on the books. Instead, the Attorney General publishes a 250 page book to explain the damn law, that’s never resulted in a single politicians being removed from office despite that rule being on the books for over 60 years.

The first thing the Dayton City Commission should have changed by their ability to put new laws on the ballot- should have been a revamp of the petition to run for city commission. It’s time to eliminate the nominating committee requirement, as well as the notary requirement. The form needs to have a block to print your name, one to sign your name, your street address and date. No more ward or precinct. And, it should be assumed, that if a candidate collects 500 good signatures and turns them in, he’s offering to run for commission. What his/her signature adds to the petition is unimportant. If 500 voters say Donald Duck should be on the ballot- and Donald turns them in with the filing fee, that’s good enough. And, one last thing, the whole date of the election question needs a revamp too- since the idiots at the BOE can change the date of the primary seemingly randomly, and there might not be a primary if there aren’t enough valid candidates- so just say “to run in the next election” for the Dayton City Commission.

Voters SHOULD decide who they want on the ballot- not the parties, not the Board of (S)elections.

The pot issue should be approved. Minor quantity possession for personal use is not a threat to society- we’ve already approved it for medical use. The real question is, if this city commission really cared about our citizens safety and health and welfare- how can they let any citizens spend a single minute if Sheriff Phil “the torturer” Plummer’s house of horror- commonly known as the Montgomery County Jail?

If this wasn’t just a ploy to draw out votes in November- I’d be more enthusiastic about this good legislation, but unfortunately, it’s just Nan and Company trying to use the people of Dayton for their friends and family plan.

 

9 years of an unsolved murder

Dayton Daily News cutting about SGM Woodall Murder

Gone, but never forgotten. SGM Woodall, US Army Special Forces

The original link to the Dayton Daily News story is a 404 error now.

It happened in 2009. Here we are in 2018, and no one has been brought to justice in Dayton Ohio for this unspeakable crime.

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) North E. Woodall was found bloodied and unconscious by a neighbor about 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at 1028 Walton Ave. after an apparent home invasion, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The front door to the home was kicked in, and Woodall was found on the floor near the door, Lt. Brian Johns said….

Woodall served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before retiring as an E-9 sergeant major, U.S. Army Special Forces , also known as a Green Beret.

The recipient of two Silver Stars

Source: Unforgiveable – Esrati

Lt. Johns is now Maj Johns, and in charge of the detective division.

Sgt. Maj Woodall is still dead, and his murderer is still unknown, running the streets.

This should bother you. It still bothers me.

What bothers me most, is I swear to write this post every year, on the anniversary of his death. I don’t put it on my calendar, I don’t write the post in advance, I have to think about it. Remind myself. The article, with his picture still is above my desk, slightly behind my monitor- yellowing. I thought about it a few days ago, but didn’t immediately sit down to write. For that, Sgt. Maj. I’m sorry.

Every year I hope I would have been writing a different story. One of some jailhouse confession, or someone ratting the punk out that stole this hero from us. Instead, I’m just reminded that sometimes the world just stinks.

To the murderer who did this- I hope someone returns the favor to you- killing your father, or your kid, and gets away with it… because, you don’t deserve to be loved, not after what you did.

There is still a reward offered for tips leading to the solving of this crime.

Hopefully, this is the last time I have to write one of these. But, I made a promise, until this case is solved, I’m never going to forget you Top.

Court clerks are jerks in Montgomery County

We have too many clerk of courts in Montgomery County. We have too many courts too.

In the entire state of Wisconsin and Florida, there is one universal courts website. All cases, criminal, civil, probate, are managed in one place. They have one login per attorney, one set of forms, one set of fees, one set of processes- making it easy-peasy for attorneys to do their job. This also makes it easier for news organizations, background checkers, and for people who are trying to keep track of legal precedents and case law (like LexisNexis and Westlaw).

It’s also a hell of a lot more cost effective. We’ve been digging into the costs of the court websites in Montgomery County- and have gotten graceful help from some communities when we’ve filed public records requests, others have played dumb.

You can see the costs of each municipal court website on Reconstructing Dayton, our 501(c)(4) that is set up to research and then inform voters how their tax dollars and time are being wasted by unnecessary duplication and complication of and by government in Montgomery County.

You’ll see that Kettering and Miamisburg use the vendor case management system, Civica CMI from the firm of the same name in Englewood.

Vandalia Municipal Court uses a case management system from Henschen & Associates, Inc. in Bowling Green Ohio.

Oakwood, Dayton, Montgomery County Municipal, and Dayton Municipal have all been non-responsive. We’ll be filing complaints about their failure to respond to public records requests soon.

The insane thing is that none of these systems allow for online filing, or online case management and research. I just got a scan of the snail mail judgement that was mailed to my attorney in a case where a local harlot stole money from a Service Disabled Veteran that I had power of attorney for. That means anyone doing a background check, won’t find it, at least until we get the judgement recorded in Montgomery County Common pleas court. The fact that it can’t be accessed online other than a list of actions is criminal.

Screen shot of the Montgomery County Ohio lame court efiling website portal

It’s 2018 and this is the best they can do?

The County Clerks site is a home grown mess with its multiple domains. “ProNet” is one part and it’s efiling another, managed by Tybera out of Orem Utah, but it at least allows for online filing for civil and criminal cases, but not for probate or juvenile cases.

It’s time for a unified system in Ohio, but, we can start with working on it here. Franklin County has a single site– including their single countywide municipal court – which may be part of the reason Columbus is growing, and we’re losing congressional representation (among other things).

Which leads us to the people who “run” these courts. Mark Owens has been the Dayton Clerk of Courts since 1991. In that time, he has seen the rise of the internet, but still hasn’t made the effort to provide an efficient web filing system. Maybe, because it helps create work for the 45 patronage jobs he presides over. Mark is the godfather of the local Montgomery County Democratic Party too. He needs more people, because, well, they have to print out and mail all these documents- something that’s been done away with in the County Common Pleas court.

And, now, we’re asked to vote for his Chief Deputy Clerk, Russ Joseph, who was appointed by Mark and the Central Committee to take over the County Clerk job when Greg Brush “retired” to go work in Cincinnati for their Clerk of Courts. It helps to be an appointed incumbent running for office, even if you’ve spent 10 years not moving the Dayton Clerks office into the twentieth century. He was appointed Nov 20, 2017, he has to be on the ballot this November – and is facing Republican businessman Mike Foley, to run for the remaining 2 years of the current term.

Russ previously served with the Dayton Municipal Clerk of Court from 2004 to 2017, first as the Administrative Assistant for three years and then as Chief Deputy Clerk for 10 years. As Chief Deputy Clerk, he oversaw the office’s $3.6 million annual budget and 45 employees. This included the Clerk’s four divisions as well as administrative staff including the Chief Information Officer, Accountant and Director of Operations.

In 2008 Russ was named the Deputy Clerk of the Year by the Ohio Association of Municipal & County Court Clerks. Russ currently serves as a Trustee for the Southwestern Ohio Municipal Court Clerks Association where he’s been a member since 2004. He’s also a member of the National Association for Court Management and the Ohio Association of Municipal & County Court Clerks.

…He is also a Certified Court Manager, having completed a multi-year program through the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management and the Judicial College of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Source: About

All that experience, and not a massive move to consolidate and simplify the clerks sites throughout the county. His site makes no promises of implementing change, just, vote for me, I’m great, and btw- here’s a list of my fundraisers and that I raised a bunch of money.

This is incompetence.

As a builder of websites, I can tell you that it would be very easy to have one integrated county wide site, even with different front ends for each municipality. We do this all the time with open source content management systems. Unfortunately, politicians with a degree in “Sociology & Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Science” missed anything about running a business or computer science.

We’re working on a campaign to bring this issue to the forefront, not just in Montgomery County, but statewide. If you are an attorney, a bill collector, an investigative reporter or anyone else that has to interface with this horrific mishmash of bad websites and inept clerks, and would like to support forcing the simplification and consolidation of online clerks sites in Ohio, please consider making a donation to Reconstructing Dayton. Because we are a 501(c)(4) your donation can remain entirely anonymous.

It’s time to get clerks that aren’t jerks in office and doing their job effectively.

Only the little people get burned in Dayton Ohio

I’ve often said the worst thing that can happen to a property owner in Dayton is when your next door neighbors home is foreclosed on. Next thing you know, the copper wire, the copper plumbing, the furnace, the A/C, is all pulled out by scrappers and the cost to replace it it way more than the scrap value.

The second worst, if it doesn’t burn your house too, is having your neighbors home catch on fire. The hulking relic can stick around for years.

Unless of course, your a school board member and a friend of Mayor Nan Whaley.

The house next door to new School Board member Karen Wick Gagnet burned down on April 22nd 2018.

A few days later, demolition crews were knocking the walls down and making it a mound of rubble.

And, by June 22nd- it was being excavated and backfilled.

That doesn’t happen for the average taxpayer. There’s a house on Salem that burned so long ago- it’s covered in ivy.

That’s why we did a little video- “Burning Questions” which asks why there isn’t a standard protocol city wide for what has to happen when a building burns, complete with deadlines, bonding, and even a public auction if an owner can’t promise to take care of it.

It’s time that everyone gets the same treatment in Dayton. Not just the elected folks.

What should happen?

Within the first 30 days, a property owner has to fill out a plan complete with how they’ll pay, to either demo the property or begin repairs.

If that doesn’t happen, an instant auction will take place, with bidders able to take the property, as long as they can file a plan and have a bond for enough to cover the project.

If no bids come in, the building is demolished, the owner charged for the demolition, and the real estate is instantly put up for sale.

There is no reason for these hulking piles of trash should be allowed to stand.