Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck Appoints High Profile Felony Prosecutor to Secure Conviction of Felony Victim in Class 3 Misdemeanor Case.
Greeley, CO – Steve Wrenn stands in distinction as the Weld County prosecutor who convicted Chris Watts for brutally murdering his entire family on August 13, 2018. In addition to numerous other high profile murders, violent felonies, drug trafficking, etc., and the upcoming murder case against James Herman Dye for the 1979 murder of Evelyn Kay Day.
Steve Wrenn also bears the distinction of having prosecuted and convicted Longmont, CO homeowner Craig Buckley, who appeared pro-se, of a single count of Class 3 Misdemeanor ‘Harassment’ of his former employers, Dream Stone, Inc. Buckley had denied Wrenn’s initial offer of 20 hours of community service for a guilty plea.
Buckley had been arrested by Weld County authorities on a single Class 3 Misdemeanor charge of ‘Harassment’ in 2011 for several strongly worded emails sent to the former employers, in which he demanded that multiple liens, totaling over $20,000.00, be removed from his home. The liens were obtained as the result of a wage claim lawsuit, Buckley v. Dream Stone, Inc. et, al. filed in Weld County District Court in 2008: Judge James Francis Hartmann presiding.
The employers, through their criminality complicit attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin, had sworn simultaneously before both the Colorado Division of Labor, and the Weld County District Court, that neither had jurisdiction over Buckley’s claim for accrued wages due upon termination of employment, because the matter was before the other. Buckley was stripped of all evidence, and the right to prosecute his wage claim before the Court, mere hours before he had been commanded by subpoena duces tecum, to submit to deposition. The defendants’ allegations, even if true did not authorize the Court to violate Buckley’s Due Process right to prosecute under the provisions of the Colorado Wage Act. Court’s actions were in contravention of Statutory authority.
Buckley, in a fully evidenced motion for protective orders, demanded the civil Court produce proof of continuing subject matter jurisdiction, and asserted that he would not submit to deposition by an Officer of the Court (Goodwin) whom had worked a fraud upon the Court.
The employers had also forged an affidavit of attorneys’ fees, in which they had, by fraud, forced Buckley to pay fees for a defendants’ response for which no fees were awarded.
Sidenote: Judge James Hartmann would, two years later, commit First Degree Felony Perjury before the Boulder County District Court to conceal his complicity in this criminal act.
The employers and their criminally complicit attorney had also forged documents stating that Buckley had not worked for Dream stone, Inc. for a full year, and was therefore ineligible for an award of accrued wages (company policy).
Buckley, through numerous fruitless, yet fully evidenced motions, continued to challenge the Court’s SMJ. No proof of continuing jurisdiction would ever appear on the record of the Court in Buckley v. Dream Stone, Inc. et. al. Buckley’s case was dismissed with prejudice, and the above-mentioned attorneys’ fees were awarded.
Buckley discovered the fraudulently obtained liens two years after dismissal of his civil case. Evidence was obtained via FedEx from Colorado Department of Labor Director Ellen Golombek proving Weld County District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann’s ongoing criminal complicity in a fraud, forgery, and wage theft scheme by Buckley’s former employers, Dream Stone, Inc. Law enforcement was contacted, provided with the irrefutable evidence of multiple felonies by the employers, and their criminally complicit attorney, and all concealed the crimes.
Angrily worded emails were sent to the employers, demanding the liens, obtained by fraud, be released from Buckley’s property. To conceal Judge James Hartmann’s involvement (Accessory After the Fact) in multiple felonies, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, his chief investigator Keith Olson, and Lead Prosecutor Steve Wrenn, manufactured the emails into, ‘death threats’.
Buckley’s home was raided by Weld County authorities, and he was arrested on the single Class 3 Misdemeanor charge, and booked into the Weld County jail on a $10,000.00 bond. To insure a conviction against the pro-se defendant, Weld County DA Ken Buck assigned his top felony prosecutor. The bond was later raised to $20,000.00 after Judge Michele Meyer, in blind rage over a newly posted Hartmann Conspiracy article railing the staggering corruption of the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, surreptitiously changed the date of a Court appearance, falsified Buckley’s Failure to Appear, and jailed Buckley again. Yes, that’s correct: a Twenty Thousand Dollar Bond for a Class 3 Misdemeanor. Malice? You bet.
Buckley’s earlier version of this website: hartmannconspiracy.com, was fully evidenced, and had irrefutably proven Weld County Chief Judge James F. Hartmann’s complicity in the criminal acts of the civil defendants. Weld County authorities were, ‘out for blood’. They would shut Buckley up by every malicious means, and use the unlimited resources at their disposal to unwaveringly protect known felon: Judge Francis Hartmann.
Buckley would file THIS MOTION to dismiss on August 4, 2011. There was no way Judge Michele Meyer was going to dismiss the case: Judge James Hartmann, and Congressman (then Weld DA) Ken Buck were implicated, and they NEEDED a conviction.
In addition to the documentary evidence obtained from CDLE Director Ellen Golombek, Dream Stone, Inc. Vice President Ron Murphy had confessed under oath to Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant during an April 7, 2011 Temporary restraining Order (TRO) hearing before Weld County Court Judge John Briggs. Congressman (then Weld County DA) Ken Buck’s malicious and retaliatory reaction to presentation of this evidence is the subject of another article.
“But a lawyer’s first duty is not to his client, it is to justice, and who so profanes the altar he serves must leave that service for the public safety.” – Justice Frank H. Hall
Lead prosecutor in the misdemeanor case, Steve Wrenn and his co-counsel, Sarah Jo Bousman, obstructing Buckley’s Due Process rights and in violation of Brady, would make sure Buckley would not be allowed to subpoena his 26 months of continuous, uninterrupted timecards. Congressman (then Weld County District Attorney) Ken Buck, would make sure the timecard evidence was destroyed. Despite an earlier confession of Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant Weld County Court judge John Briggs by Dream Stone, Inc. VP Ron Murphy, Buckley would not be allowed to prove the former employers, or so-called ‘victims’ of harassment had sworn simultaneously before two government agencies that neither had jurisdiction over the wage claim, because the matter was before the other: a Class 4 Felony.
The Weld County District Attorney’s Office was now ‘ass-deep’ in official misconduct, and accessory after the fact to forgery and attempt to influence a public servant charges: all disbarable offenses for the parties involved.
The Weld County District Attorney’s Office was in possession of this transcript, and this evidence against the civil defendants/ harassment victims months before taking Buckley to trial for misdemeanor ‘Harassment’. For all normal, rational readers: try not to be shocked. For degenerate government trolls stalking this website: mind the dates on the evidence, then convince yourselves you’re not guilty of Accessory to Crime.
Buckley was, of course, found guilty. Every prosecutor in the Weld County DA’s office showed up, and were visibly laughing, at the celebration which was the Sentencing Hearing. Full details of the outrageous sham trial before Weld County Court Judge Michele Meyer (Hartmann’s subordinate) replete with perjury, jury tampering, obstruction, evidence tampering, witness concealment, Brady violations, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, etc. are provided in other articles on this website.
In a series of emails to Weld County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn in April 2013, Buckley demanded that Dream Stone, Inc. principals, Scott Murphy (CEO), Ron Murphy (VP), and Ida Murphy (Secretary/Treasurer) be charged with with Class 4 Felony Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, and Class 5 felony Forgery. Mr Wrenn’s response April 10, 2013 is as follows:
“I will not be admitting to felony conduct because I have committed no such crime. I will not ask law enforcement to arrest the Murphy’s because I do not believe they committed a crime.”
Let’s examine that statement, shall we?
Wrenn will not be admitting felony conduct because, in his mind, he has committed no crime. So, what is, § 18-8-105. Accessory to Crime”?
An accessory-after-the-fact is someone who assists 1) someone who has committed a crime, 2) after the person has committed the crime, 3) with knowledge that the person committed the crime, and 4) with the intent to help the person avoid arrest or punishment.
So, by prosecuting the victim of this crime, and concealing the illegal acts of the perpetrators, Wrenn intended to help Buckley’s former employers avoid arrest or punishment.
Even after the so-called ‘victims’ and corrupt James Hartman had stripped Buckley of his Due Process Right to prosecute his wage claim, June 17, 2010, Dream Stone, Inc. secretary/Treasurer Ida Murphy continued to work fraud upon the Division of Labor, August 5, 2010:
But, according to Wrenn, Buckley’s employers committed NO CRIME. having 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, would, in the plain language of the law, clearly fall under the following:
§ 18-8-306. Attempt to Influence a Public Servant
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.
Wrenn, having full knowledge of the documentary evidence obtained from the Court, and the Division of Labor, maliciously prosecuted the victim of this Class 4 Felony, while knowingly and purposely aiding the perpetrators.
Next, we will examine the civil defendants/ employers/ harassment victims first act of Forgery, to which Mr. Wrenn, and co-counsel Sarah Bousman are Accessories to Crime.
§ 18-5-102. Forgery is described as follows:
(1) A person commits forgery, if, with intent to defraud, such person falsely makes, completes, alters, or utters a written instrument which is or purports to be, or which is calculated to become or to represent if completed:
(d) A public record or an instrument filed or required by law to be filed or legally fileable in or with a public office or public servant;
(2) Forgery is a class 5 felony.
The employers’ intent was, without question, to deceive and mislead. The intent requirements of the forgery statute requires nothing more.
Through this October 18, 2011 Motion To Quash, Prosecutors Steve Wrenn and Sarah Bousman acted in violation of Brady, and as Accessories After the Fact to conceal the 26 months of continuous, uninterrupted timecard evidence disproving the ‘harassment victims'” fraudulent allegations via forged document. Notwithstanding, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office had been in possession of copies of 26 months of Buckley’s continuous, uninterrupted paycheck stubs for over one year before, due to the DA’s concealment of the ‘victims” crime, Buckley was forced to contact said ‘victims’ by email. Wrenn’s corrupt department had both caused and concealed crime, making the actual victim, the criminal.
Under Brady, Buckley was entitled to exercise his Due Process Right to obtain and present exculpatory, and/or mitigating evidence. That right was unlawfully stripped from Buckley by Wrenn and Bousman. But-For Causation is a legitimate defense in this case of multiple crimes committed by the so-called, “victims”. But-for the fact that he Murphy’s and their criminally complicit attorney committed multiple felonies: attempt to influence a public servant, fraud, forgery, theft, conspiracy, in order to deprive Buckley of his rightfully earned/accrued wages, no crime of “harassment” of the employers would have ever occurred. Mr. Wrenn knew this, intentionally obstructed Buckley’s access to Brady material, and fraudulently and maliciously proceeded to trial.
The employers, and their criminally complicit attorney Daniel T. Goodwin’s acts of forgery and fraud, led the Colorado Division of Labor to enter this ruling on March 16, 2010. And this reaffirmation of the ruling, May 12, 2010.
Please note, all redactions pertain to another individual, no longer involved in this case.
The employers, and their criminally complicit attorney Daniel T. Goodwin’s acts of forgery and fraud, led the Weld County District Court to enter this ruling on June 17, 2010.
All concealed, aided, and abetted by Mr. Steve Wrenn.
Paycheck stubs from December indicate that Buckley had, in fact worked 111.5 hrs. during the time he was alleged to have “quit”, and been, “rehired as a brand new employee”: a mathematical impossibility. Further, the paycheck stubs from that month indicate “holiday pay” which Buckley would not have received had he worked for the company for less than a year. Mr. Wrenn knew this when he maliciously prosecuted Buckley nearly 2 years after this evidence came into his possession. Mr. Wrenn is guilty as an Accessory After the fact to Forgery, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant, Theft, and Fraud.
Steve Wrenn and Sarah Bousman would elicit and suborn First Degree Perjury from Dream Stone, Inc. secretary/treasurer Ida Murphy regarding this matter.
Let’s move on to the next count of Class 5 Felony Forgery, to which Prosecutor Steve Wrenn is an Accessory.
In November, 2009 Buckley had filed a Motion before the Court seeking to have his claim consolidated with that of another former employee also suing Dream Stone, Inc. On December 18, 2009 the defendants responded objecting to Buckley’s motion. Attached thereto was an affidavit from the other former employees attorney, Michael P. Matthews. The whole of Matthews affidavit pertained to the fact that neither he, nor his client wished to join their case with the Buckley case.
Buckley had filed other motions during that time period. Relevant, is a motion Buckley filed seeking to have the employers’ present counsel, Daniel T. Goodwin, and Blaine Bowne joined as defendants. Evidence proved they were not acting as attorneys, but rather as criminal conspirators. That motion was denied, and the defendants were awarded attorneys’ fees.
No fees were awarded for the defendants’ response to the motion for consolidation. To repeat the statement made about this earlier: Judge James Hartmann would later commit First Degree Perjury in 2014 before the Boulder County District Court in concealment of this fraud.
In the civil defendants affidavit requesting fees for response to motions for which fees were awarded, something interesting happened. The affidavit of Michael P. Matthews, which was an attachment to the defendants response to motion for consolidation, referenced in, and pertaining only to that motion for consolidation, was suddenly, by a forged affidavit and support document for fees, being billed to the defendants response to Buckley’s motion for joinder of Daniel T. Goodwin and Blaine Bowne to the civil case. The affidavit was a forgery, seeking to extort hundreds of dollars for preparation of a document for which no fees were awarded. This evidence of fraud upon the court and forgery had been in the possession of, and concealed by the Weld County District Attorney’s Office from the day the civil case was dismissed.
Why was it ignored? Because Judge James Hartmann was implicated in every one of these crimes, and all above evidence was the reason why Buckley had refused to submit to the jurisdiction of the criminally complicit Weld County District Court, and was the reason Buckley refused to submit to deposition by an officer of the Court, whom had worked a fraud upon the Court.
Wren had to conceal evidence to protect the corrupt Judge. Wrenn had to quash Buckley’s subpoena of the ‘victims” criminally complicit civil defense attorney, Daniel T. Goodwin. Wrenn had to quash Buckley’s subpoena of Congressman (then Weld DA) Ken Buck, whom had previously been on the prosecutions’ witness list. The Colorado Attorney General had to quash Buckley’s subpoena of criminally complicit Judge James Hartman after he had spent days evading service, but that’s a story for a different article.
Forced to sit in the back row of the Courtroom, Buckley was not allowed to speak in rebuttal or present evidence, by Judge Michele Meyer, at any of the Motions Hearings. these criminals would have their way…unchallenged.
A motion for postconviction relief, filed December 3, 2012 in degenerate “Judge” Michele Meyer’s so-called “Court” illustrates the staggering corruption, and criminal conspiracy to conceal James F. Hartmann’s involvement in crime.
Buckley stated, “This Rule 35c Motion put it all on the line. The Motion is a MUST READ for anyone interested in staggering Judicial and prosecutorial corruption. While 100% legally accurate, was the most succinct way I could say, ‘Fuck you, you lying psychopath scumbag cunt” to so-called Judge Michele Meyer. That didn’t work out well, because as this website shows, government authorities would simply wait a few months, and come back for an incomprehensible level of retaliation”.
Meyer, ignoring the requirement for findings of fact and conclusions of law, issued a one sentence Order regarding Buckley’s motion: “The defendant’s Constitutional rights were not violated in this case”. Nice.
Since the early days of the English common law, it has been generally held that any assistance whatever given to one ALLEGED to be a felon in order to hinder his being apprehended, or tried, or suffering punishment makes the assistor an accessory after the fact. Self v. People, 167 Colo. 292, 448 P.2d 619 (1968). The accessory statute is held to create a substantive statutory crime and, as construed, the conviction of the principal is not a condition precedent to the conviction of an accessory. Roberts v. People, 103 Colo. 250, 87 P.2d 251 (1938).
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).
Rather than a clear, lawful explanation of why THIS is legal, after which Buckley likely would have dropped the matter, Weld County authorities chose to wage a years-long campaign of attack. Why? To conceal Weld County District Court Chief Judge James Hartmann’s, and Congressman (then Weld DA) Ken Buck’s complicity in CRIME.
A violation of Colo. RPC 8.4(h)(any other conduct that adversely reflects on the lawyer’s fitness to practice law) requires proof of conduct, the totality of which establishes that the lawyer engaged in conduct which reflects that he or she lacks the personal or professional moral and/or ethical qualifications required of those authorized to practice law. Conduct involving violence, lack of honesty, violation of trust, serious interference with the administration of justice, criminal endeavors, or comparable misconduct is required to establish a violation of Colo. RPC 8.4(h). See People v. Egbune, No. GC98A13, slip op. at 10 (PDJ Colo.1999).