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Today, Aaron Hartley will be in court in front of Judge Long, maybe, if he feels like it (Hartley or Long- neither actually gives a shit about timelines, deadlines or sentencing) to discuss restitution for damages to the woman’s home where Hartley showed up drunk, and broke her door- in pursuit of her teen daughter who he wanted to “Fuck up the ass.” No- Hartley, found guilty of this back on July 30, 2021, hasn’t been sentenced yet, and was demanding the attendance of her contractor, to somehow explain the costs of repairing the door. Note to readers: Jim Long should be in prison already for his mishandling of EVERY Aaron Hartley case in front of him. Please, do not re-elect this poor excuse for a judge.

Long is also scheduled to start a second trial on the child endangerment charges against Hartley that the first jury couldn’t come to a consensuses on (hung jury). That case is scheduled, for now, to start on Wednesday, May 18th. Sentencing on all his other pending cases in front of Long is supposed to be next Friday on the 20th. In the meantime, his law license remains suspended.

No one can tell if he’s on house arrest, or is wearing an ankle bracelet, or has any restrictions of any kind, despite posting on Facebook the bit about wanting to put a bullet in another attorney’s brain. Nope, I can’t make this stuff up. And, yes, all the details are on previous posts about Aaron Hartley on this site.

On the federal side of things, Roshawn Winburn, formerly City of Dayton business and technical assistance administrator, who was in cahoots with Commissioner Joey D. Williams and Brian Higgins in a plan to start winning bids for demolition contracts set up by a dishonorably discharged Army Veteran (Mike Marshall) who was a Confidential Informant for the FBI who had set up a sham company, United Demolition that had already under performed on city contracts. The new company, to be headed by Higgins, was to be called Airborne, and was going to use his disabled veteran status to move to the front of the line, never happened. Winburn was caught on tape taking a bag of cash and should have been in prison already, but, despite only facing a measly 6 month sentence, Judge Rose decided to give him yet another hall pass for a report date (probably because this whole “Culture of Corruption” investigation still isn’t done- and another shoe is about to drop). Here’s the link to his last hall pass.

This matter is before the Court on the Defendant’s request to extend his voluntary surrender date to Ashland FCI from May 10, 2022 to August 10, 2022.
IT IS THE ORDER OF THE COURT that the date for the Defendant’s voluntary surrender date be extended from May 10, 2022 until August 10, 2022.No further extensions shall be granted without just cause.
DONE and ORDERED in Dayton, Ohio, this 9th day of May 2022.

Now, the reason for this delay- is sealed, so I can’t tell you more. And of course, no one can dare ask the judge to be accountable to anyone, because he has a lifetime appointment.

Note, Rose still hasn’t sentenced Higgins for his felonies, which were decided back in January of 2022 after a 7 day trial where the feds carefully edited out anything about the whole sting and corruption case, or that Marshall and Higgins were working together. I still plan to write about this dog and pony show, I’ve got 80 pages of notes, but, haven’t had the time to do it justice.

In other Federal Court news, in my FOIA case where I’m seeking the tapes that were played to the Grand Jury in the Culture of Corruption investigation, Judge Michael Newman all of a sudden recused himself, it was assigned to Rose, who immediately recused himself, and it’s now assigned to a federal judge out of Columbus: Michael H Watson. He’s not exactly without reproach, he got in a bit of hot water for an “appearance of impropriety” in his handling of the Ohio State sexual abuse scandal, where his wife’s business had ties.

Why Newman suddenly resigned is purely conjecture, but I believe it was caused by my last filing, where I mentioned I’d made a FOIA request for FBI and DOJ documents concerning former Montgomery County Recorder Willis Blackshear Sr- and was given the old “We cannot confirm or deny the existence of these records”- as if they didn’t exist, and were somehow protected, except for there are very few instances where dead people are protected unless it’s a matter of national security.

The problem for the feds is that Newman had unsealed the search warrants he’d signed on Blackshear- the ones where they tapped his phone, followed him, as he acted as a bag man for Nan Whaley from Steve Rausch. Therefore, he was now conflicted in hearing the case.

Never mind the Feds filed yet another really long, incoherent filing asking for the judge to dismiss the case on every ground they could find- without defending themselves for the decided case I cited in my original filing: Senate of Puerto Rico v. Department of Justice, 823 F.2d 574 (D.C. Cir. 1987)
A common summary of this case is:

“noting that the D.C. Circuit has “never embraced a reading of Rule 6(e) so literal as to draw ‘a veil of secrecy … over all matters occurring in the world that happen to be investigated by a grand jury.”

Now we wait for the new judge to get up to speed, and hope we actually get to court before election day. The public has a right to know the truth about former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and how she works behind closed doors.

And to end this post, here’s the incoherent rambling of the DOJ opposing the release of the tapes. Enjoy watching your tax dollars being squandered:

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