19th Judicial District Judge John Briggs – You’d think this is where Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley’s suffering would end, this is where a decade of suffering was to begin. Corrupt Judge James F. Hartmann & Congressman Ken Buck, “In too deep” to back down.
Greeley, CO – Weld County Court 19th Judicial District Judge John Briggs presided over a Temporary Restraining Order Hearing on April 7, 2011 in which the owners of (now defunct) Dream Stone, Inc., a countertop fabrication company, sought a no contact order against former CNC programmer, and Longmont, CO homeowner, Craig Buckley.
Buckley had been charged with Class 3 Misdemeanor harassment of the employers for firing off several angrily worded emails demanding the employers remove over $20,000.00 in fraudulently obtained liens from his property. The Temporary Restraining Order hearing before Weld County Court Judge John Briggs was a precursor to the impending harassment trial. The liens had been obtained by fraud upon the Court in Buckley v. Dream Stone, Inc. et. al., a wage claim lawsuit brought before the Weld County District Court.
Mere hours before Buckley had been compelled by subpoena duces tecum to submit to deposition by the employers’ criminally complicit attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin, Judge James Hartmann illegally, and in violation of Colorado Wage Act § 8-4-101, et seq.,, and specifically § 8-4-110(2), stripped Buckley of all evidence, and the lawful right, to seek an award of accrued wages and penalties before the Weld County District Court. The deprivation of Buckley’s Due Process rights is believed to be part of an illegal ex-parte deal struck between Goodwin, and Judge James Hartmann.
Hartmann had taken an unsubstantiated allegation unsupported by facts or evidence, which cited inapplicable Colorado Worker’s Compensation law contained in the employers’ May 7, 2010 DEFENDANTS’ RESPONSE TO MOTION FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE, and ruled on the allegation in the “Court’s” fraudulent June 17, 2010 ORDER RE: PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY.
Buckley had refused to submit to deposition by an officer of the Court (Daniel T. Goodwin), whom had worked a fraud upon the Court. There was another concurrent fraud worked upon the Court by Daniel T. Goodwin involving a forged affidavit of attorneys’ fees which was not brought before Briggs. Buckley sought relief through numerous additional motions in the civil case, and Judge James Hartmann stated in Court Orders, “the Plaintiff continues to make serious unsubstantiated claims of criminal conduct against the defendants and their attorney”. Hartmann further ruled: “the Court rejects the Plaintiff’s claims”.
Judge James Hartmann, whom had presided over Buckley’s lawsuit would later confess, in a Boulder County District Attorney’s report prepared October 1, 2013 by Investigator Maggie Green:
“Judge Hartmann stated that by the end of the case, Buckley was only seeking compensation for his unused vacation. Judge Hartmann stated this was under $1000.”
In sworn testimony before the Weld County Court, Ronald Murphy, Dream Stone, Inc., Vice President, testified under oath as follows:
Q: I will refer you to Plaintiffs’ Exhibit No. 2, which states:
“You have sworn and managed to convince the Weld County District Court that my earned accrued wage claim was before the Colorado Division of Labor, and, therefore, the Court has no jurisdiction.”
Is that true, Mr. Murphy?
A: That’s true.
“You have simultaneously sworn and managed to convince the” — “convince the Colorado Division of Labor that my earned accrued wage claim was before the Weld County Court, and, therefore, the DOL had no jurisdiction.”
Is that also true?
A: As far — to my knowledge, that’s true, yes.
Buckley recalls, “When I asked this old hillbilly c*ckscker (Ron Murphy) those questions on cross-examination, he leaned back in his chair on the witness stand, puffed up his chest, and with a big old sh*t-eating grin as if to say, ‘f*ck you, we’re better than you’, admitted they committed felony attempt to influence a public servant.”
When this confession was uttered by Ron Murphy, “Judge” Briggs, in full criminal conspiracy with Judge James Hartmann, quickly and aggressively ordered Buckley to immediately cease this line of questioning.
Title 18 Colorado Criminal Code § 18-8-306 – Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, is statutorily defined as follows:
“Any person who attempts to influence any public servant by means of deceit or by threat of violence or economic reprisal against any person or property, with the intent thereby to alter or affect the public servant’s decision, vote, opinion, or action concerning any matter which is to be considered or performed by him or the agency or body of which he is a member, commits a class 4 felony.”
“So here I am. I just got a confession out of this c*cksucker Ron Murphy, I’ve got written proof from CDLE director Ellen Golombek of felony attempt to influence a public servant. I’m going to get this void judgment vacated for fraud upon the Court. I’m going to get my money back, and these motherf*cking Murphys and their a**hole attorney are going to jail.” – Craig Buckley
Craig Buckley stated, “So here I am. I just got a confession out of this c*cksucker Ron Murphy, I’ve got written proof from CDLE director Ellen Golombek of felony attempt to influence a public servant. I’m going to get this void judgment vacated for fraud upon the Court. I’m going to get my money back, and these motherf*cking Murphys and their a**hole attorney are going to jail.”
So, what would Weld County authorities do? Comply with the law?
No, they doubled down. With Weld County Chief Judge James Hartmann now proven to be criminally complicit, and DA Ken Buck gearing up for a run for U.S. Congress, they were pissed, and wanted Buckley silenced. Buckley had been very vocal on various websites, such as weldcountycorruption.com, and corruptkenbuck.com about perceived injustices suffered, and criminal acts alleged. In conspiracy with Judge James Hartmann, Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck, (Present DA) Michael J. Rourke, and Chief Investigator Keith Olson would initiate a full scale, “shock and awe” attack on Buckley. Their criminal acts, spanning years, are the subjects of other articles here on The Hartmann Conspiracy.
Buckley, a homeowner with stable employment and no significant priors, had been held on a $20,000.00 bond for the Class 3 Misdemeanor, Congressman (then Weld DA) Ken Buck appointed top-tier felony prosecutor, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn, to obtain the Class 3 misdemeanor conviction against Buckley. Retaliation? You bet.
So, what SHOULD corrupt “Judge” Weld County Court John Briggs have done, rather than allowing Craig Buckley’s life to be destroyed?
With a confession of Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant in his courtroom, and full knowledge that the employers’ attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin had forged documents filed with the Division of Labor, and the Weld County District Court with intent to defraud, Judge John Briggs was bound by Judicial Canon as follows:
Rule 2.15: Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct
(A) A judge having knowledge* that another judge has committed a violation of this
Code that raises a substantial question regarding the judge’s honesty, trustworthiness, or
fitness as a judge in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.*
(B) A judge having knowledge that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules
of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question regarding the lawyer’s honesty,
trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate
(C) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that
another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.
(D) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that a
lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct shall take
 Taking action to address known misconduct is a judge’s obligation. Paragraphs (A)
and (B) impose an obligation on the judge to report to the appropriate disciplinary authority the
known misconduct of another judge or a lawyer that raises a substantial question regarding the
honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of that judge or lawyer. Ignoring or denying known
misconduct among one’s judicial colleagues or members of the legal profession undermines a
judge’s responsibility to participate in efforts to ensure public respect for the justice system. This
Rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that an independent judiciary must
vigorously endeavor to prevent.
So, the employers and their criminally complicit attorney, had sworn simultaneously before BOTH the Weld County District Court, AND the Colorado Division of Labor, that NEITHER had jurisdiction over Buckley’s claim for accrued wages, because the matter was before THE OTHER.
Corrupt Judge John Briggs, was now an Accessory After the Fact to Class 5 Felony Forgery, and F4 Attempt to Influence a Public Servant. He was bound by Judicial Canon and Colo. R. Civ. P. 251.4 to report the crime. He was bound to uphold the law. He did not.
Colorado makes conduct criminal if anyone, including a lawyer, “renders assistance” by helping a person “conceal, destroy or alter any physical evidence that might aid in the . . . prosecution . . . of such person.” C.R.S. § 18-8-105(2)(e).
Corrupt Judge John Briggs chose, on April 7, 2011, to become a FELON, and part of The Hartmann Conspiracy.