Boulder County Probation Dept. – In a successful 2014 Boulder County criminal prosecution against Longmont, Colorado homeowner Craig Buckley, Meri Miyasaki, the Boulder County Probation Officer tasked with preparing the post conviction Pre-Sentencing Report is known to have submitted a forged official investigative document to the Court.
Buckley had been convicted on April 22, 2014 , for ‘Retaliation Against a Judge’, for purportedly making a ‘threat’ against Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann, after the Weld County District Court had illegally raided Buckley’s home for refusing to give the deed to his house and three years of tax returns to his former employers, Dream Stone, Inc.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Mr. Buckley submitted to investigative interview by Miyasaki, a veteran probation officer with over two decades of experience. What Miyasaki did not know, however, is that Buckley was, “wired”. “I had been dealing with the fraud and corruption of the Weld County and Boulder County Justice System for the last five years, and I wasn’t going to let this dirtbag ‘DO ME’, too”, stated Buckley. The devise secreted in Buckley’s pocket was an Olympus VN-240 Digital Voice recorder.
The PSI interview, which spans approximately 1 hour, 5 minutes, was recorded in full, without Miyasaki’s knowledge. Colorado is a one party consent state. This means people may legally record their own conversations without anyone else’s consent.
Miyasaki, believed to be in criminal conspiracy with prosecutor Catrina Weigel, and Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, decided to falsify a confession of crime by Buckley in this official Court document. The Presentencing Report, in violation of Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18. Criminal Code § 18-5-102, was a forgery.
Fraud & Forgery: Audio evidence proves the known falsified confession, “It was a meaningless threat to Mr. Hartmann” was never uttered.
Miyasaki swore as follows: “He then stated ‘It was a meaningless threat to Mr. Hartmann, a spontaneous outburst out of frustration in the moment.’.”
A “meaningless threat” is still a threat, and its “meaninglessness” is highly subject to interpretation and motive of the prosecution and alleged victim. In a later-filed motion and affidavit seeking criminal charges against Meri Miyasaki, Buckley stated, “Ms. Miyasaki has deliberately and with extreme malice, chosen to falsify material evidence to allow the prosecution to initiate a lunging attack during the sentencing hearing in which the prosecutor will attack the Defendant’s character, morals, mental stability, and respect for the rights of others and the law.”
Buckley actually said, “There was no threat against Mr. Hartmann, there was no threat at all. You know, it’s a, it was a spontaneous outburst, rela— just based on the frustration and anger of the moment which they’ve chosen to manufacture into a credible threat.”
Buckley, although angry about the continuing deprivation of Due Process Rights, was not surprised. “These animals will do absolutely anything to protect their own. This is just a continuation of lie, upon lie spanning over five years. I saw it coming”.
Government officials preparing pre-sentencing reports pertaining to convicted individuals wield tremendous power, having the capability to destroy lives, tear apart families, and strip people of their homes. By Motion and Affidavit, Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, and Boulder County Chief Probation Officer Greg Brown were immediately put on notice of Miyasaki’s proven criminal act: all government authorities ignored the evidence, and the crime. The full Motion For Contempt and Affidavit are available to view or download here,
In the same Presentence Report in which Miyasaki falsified statements alleged to have been made by Buckley, she went on to assert that he had an, “unhealthy fixation” with the case. Wonder why?
Under CRS 18-8-610 Colorado law defines the crime of Tampering With Physical Evidence as follows:
(1) A person commits tampering with physical evidence if, believing that an official proceeding
is pending or about to be instituted and acting without legal right or authority, he:
(a) Destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes, or alters physical evidence with intent to impair its verity or availability in the pending or prospective official proceeding; or
(b) Knowingly makes, presents, or offers any false or altered physical evidence with intent that it be introduced in the pending or prospective official proceeding.
(2) “Physical evidence”, as used in this section, includes any article, object, document, record, or other thing of physical substance.
(3) Tampering with physical evidence is a class 6 felony.
Under CRS 18-5-102, Colorado law defines the crime of forgery as making, completing, altering or uttering (offering up) falsified documents with an intent to defraud. The offense may be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances.
The punishments for forgery depend on the type of document. It is a class 5 felony to falsify legal documents. Under CRS 18-5-102, this carries:
- 1 to 3 years in Colorado State Prison, and/or
- A fine of $1,000 to $100,000
Colorado district attorneys may bring felony forgery charges at any time. There is no statute of limitations for felony forgery charges.