By Tim Brown | Freedom Outpost | November 13, 2018

In what many believe to be going on all across the nation, US attorney Josh Minkler announced that 15 people had been arrested and charged in a corruption investigation conducted by the State Board of Accounts and the FBI, Indiana State Police and several county prosecutors.

Though the announcement was made in October, due to the news of elections, many people never heard of the arrests.

According to Minkler, the corruption led to losses in excess of $1 million.

Below is a list of those facing charges.




Federal cases include:Kellie Cline, 35, Greenwood: Cline served as the Extra-Curricular Activity (ECA) Treasurer at Greenwood Middle School. She is alleged to have stolen approximately $50,000 from the school’s extra-curricular account.

Sami Dillon, 38, Crawfordsville: Dillon served as the Clerk-Treasurer of Cayuga, in Vermillion County and is alleged to have stolen approximately $44,000 by not depositing utility receipts.

Clint Madden, 51, Columbus: Madden served as the Wayne Township Trustee and the Jonesville Volunteer Rural Fire Department Treasurer, in Bartholomew County. He is alleged to have misappropriated over $100,000 from the township and the fire department.

Mathew Mathis, 47, Columbus: Mathis served as the Treasurer of the Hope Volunteer Fire Department in Bartholomew County and is alleged to have stolen over $48,000 from the fire department.

Norman Burgess, 44, Danville: Burgess served as the Treasurer of the Wayne Township Fire Department in Hamilton County and is alleged to have stolen approximately $140,000 from the fire department.

State cases include:

Angela White, 44, Indianapolis: White served as the ECA Treasurer for Robey Elementary School in Wayne Township, in Marion County. She is alleged to have stolen approximately $10,000 from the school. Charges are pending with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

Rachel Bentz, 44, Portland: Bentz served as the Jay County Sheriff’s Department jail matron. She is alleged to have stolen approximately $9,000 by not depositing inmate trustee receipts. This case is pending with the Jay County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dallas Davis, 56, Russellville: Davis served as the Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Russellville, and is alleged to have stolen approximately $7,600 by not properly depositing utility receipts. This case is pending with the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office.

David Buzzard, 50, Columbus: Buzzard served as the trustee for the Rock Creek Township Trustee in Bartholomew County. He is alleged to have overpaid himself and his spouse approximately $27,000. This case is pending in Bartholomew County with a special prosecutor.

Jacqueline Fitzgerald, 54, and Monica Durrett, 56: They both worked at the Indianapolis Local Public Bond Bank and are alleged to have stolen approximately $400,000. This case is pending with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

Nicole DeMunck, 35, Michigan City: DeMunck served as the AK Smith Center Treasurer in the Michigan City School System. She is alleged to have stolen approximately $13,000. This case is pending with the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office.

Nichole Lowry, 47, Kewanna: Lowry served as the Pulaski County EMS Director. She is alleged to have stolen over $12,000 in training funds. This case is pending with the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office.

Cheryl Pruitt, 50, Gary: Pruitt served as the former Gary Schools Superintendent, is alleged to have received a $1,256.75 “reimbursement” for funds that she never spent.

Donald G. Minnick, 64, Gosport: Minnick served as an Owen County Commissioner. He improperly sold a vehicle to the county with a loss of $7500. He was found guilty in Owen County.

CBS reports:

Minkler said the statewide charges send a message that authorities will be ever present and vigilant to review suspicious accounting and spending at the local government level, which would also indicate that authorities expect such corruption to be endemic to the system.

“The State Board of Accounts is going around auditing these townships and they’re talking to these boards in a preventative effort to explain to them, ‘Hey, what about having somebody else besides your treasurer getting a copy of these bank statements?’”

CBS also provided statements from various parts of government who were responsible for oversight of the individuals who were busted in the investigation, along with statements by US attorneys.

This is the only thing that is going to make any serious changes in our society, bringing justice upon criminals not only regular citizens, but those who carry the public trust.


Article originally published by Tim Brown at The Washington Standard.

Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, 

GunsInTheNews.com and 

TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit


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By Tim Brown | Freedom Outpost | October 31, 2018

I told you there would be more in the case of Darren Huff, a Georgia man who was arrested and Robert Mueller not only oversaw the arrest, but also trumped up bogus charges against him, including having his Special Agent in Charge file an affidavit that contained lies about Mr. Huff being at the courthouse and having a gun there.  Below is audio directly from the FBI website, which I am archiving that demonstrates clearly that a precedent was set in finding Huff guilty for what he allegedly was thinking, his intentions.

For more on the background of the story, please read Documents: Robert Mueller Accused Of Framing Georgia Man On Gun Charge and Navy Vet Claims Robert Mueller’s FBI Agent Perjured Himself In This Affidavit While Framing Man On Gun Charges

The following audio was downloaded from the FBI website.

The transcript is as follows:

Mollie Halpern: The FBI prevents a group of militia extremists from taking the law into their own hands.

I’m Mollie Halpern of the FBI, and this is Gotcha.

Darren Huff, of Georgia, and his followers wanted to indict President Barack Obama and many other federal, state, and local officials for treason. When a Tennessee County grand jury refused them, they wrote up their own bogus arrest warrants. Case Agent Scott Johnson, of the Knoxville FBI Division, says Huff armed himself with a handgun, an AK-47, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and headed for the courthouse.

Scott Johnson: He thought he was going to ride in from out of town with the guns on his hips and right all the injustices.

Halpern: When Huff and others arrived, they found the FBI and its law enforcement partners waiting for them. Huff was sentenced to four years in prison for transporting firearms across state lines with the intent to cause a civil disorder. It was the first time this violation was successfully prosecuted.

Johnson: This case is monumental to the FBI because it will set precedent for case law in future domestic terrorism cases throughout the United States.

Halpern: This has been the FBI’s closed case of the week.

The problem in all of this is that Huff never was at the courthouse.  He never had a gun at the courthouse, and instead of anyone in local, state or federal law enforcement arresting him when they stopped him in Tennessee, they let him go, only to turn around and arrest him a full ten days later under bogus charges and an affidavit from an FBI special agent in charge who perjured himself.

Huff is a Navy veteran.  He was railroaded on charges connected to what the FBI thought he and other veterans were thinking and events that never happened.




According to Navy veteran Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, the entirety of the FBI Gotcha segment is a lie.

  • • The FBI did not-I say again-DID NOT prevent a group of “militia extremists” from “taking the law into their own hands.” No “militia extremists” are involved in this event in any way. Darren Huff was not, is not a militia extremist. Darren Huff had no “followers.” Besides Mr. Huff, the FBI did not categorize any other individual as a “militia extremist” nor did the FBI identify any group as an extreme militia as connected to this FBI manufactured domestic terrorist hoax.
  • • Neither any militia group nor Darren Huff as an individual ever petitioned a Tennessee grand jury in any cause. Ergo: No Tennessee grand jury ever “refused” them.
  • • No “bogus arrest warrants” were or are in existence as connected to events of 20 April 2010.
  • • None of the 31 people who came to Madisonville, Tennessee on Tuesday 20 April 2010 to either attend a court hearing or cover the hearing as press representatives were armed with weapons of any description. There were no guns!!
  • • No one rode into Madisonville, Tennessee with “guns on their hips” or in possession of ammunition.
  • • No law enforcement officer, from any state or federal law enforcement agency ever confronted any of the 31 people for any reason in Madisonville on 20 April 2010. NO CONTACT WHATSOEVER!!
  • • All of the 31 people represented as being in Madisonville, Tennessee on 20 April 2010 were law abiding citizens. Many of them military Veterans. None of those folks violated any laws on that Tuesday.
  • • Mr. Huff was not armed with any weapon in Madisonville, Tennessee on Tuesday, 20 April 2010. Mr. Huff carried no ammunition that day in Madisonville. No state or federal law enforcement officer made contact with Mr. Huff on 20 April.
  • • Mr. Huff was never physically present at the location Mueller’s FBI puppet, Special Agent Mark A. Van Balen, said Mr. Huff was present, carrying a gun, with other men carrying guns, all “intending” to take over the courthouse. No evidence exists in contradiction.
  • • The FBI arrested Darren Huff ten days later, on 30 April 2010, as Huff was traveling on I-75 near Knoxville, Tennessee. The FBI did not arrest anyone else afterwards, but tried very hard to do so. FBI agents, following the events of 20 April 2010, canvased the southeast, interviewing uncounted numbers of people who were present in Madisonville on 20 April, or neighbors of these folks.
  • Now, if you are a movie fan and you remember a certain film by the name of Minority Report starring Tom Cruise, you might remember this segment in which a man is arrested for a crime he did think about, but never committed.

    Isn’t this exactly what went on under Robert Mueller’s FBI against our veterans who simply wanted the law upheld but never violated it in the process?  I’ll let the reader decide.


    Article originally published by Tim Brown at The Washington Standard.

    Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit


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    By Tim Brown | Freedom Outpost | October 22, 2018

    OK, so there have been several reports about the Las Vegas shooting that occurred on October 1, 2017, over one year ago.  Earlier this year, it was revealed that a noise complaint from alleged shooter Stephen Paddock’s room was issued to the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel for the room below him.  The issue is that Paddock, according to intelligence services, was not even in his room, but rather was at his home in Mesquite, Nevada.  So, who made the complaint?

    According to a report from US News from January 2018:

    Sept. 30: Paddock places a “do not disturb” sign on both Mandalay Bay rooms, travels twice to Mesquite, and rolls a total of six suitcases into the rooms. He declines housekeeping service and gambles for a couple of hours before driving home to Mesquite.

    Oct. 1: Paddock returns to the Mandalay Bay, gambles for several hours, takes two rolling suitcases and a third bag to his room, moves his vehicle from self-park to valet and orders two room service entrees in Danley’s name.

    According to an intelligence report obtained by Big League Politics, which was compiled by former high-level United States intelligence officers, Paddock was not in his room at the time, but rather at his home in Mesquite.

    So, consider the fact that the noise complaint occurred early on the morning of October 1 while Paddock was allegedly at his home in Mesquite.




    According to The Daily Mail:

    Albert Garzon, a restaurant owner visiting from San Diego, and his wife and friends, was staying in 31-135, directly beneath Paddock, when he says he got a knock on the door at 1.30am.

    It was security asking him to turn down the music after another guest had complained about the noise, the New York Times reports.

    When he asked who it was, he replied: ‘It’s the guest above you.’

    Garzon says they turned down the music, but half an hour later, they got another visit from a different security guard saying the hotel had received another complaint from the same individual.

    The restaurateur agreed and turned the music off.

    He gave it very little thought amid the ensuing chaos on Sunday, until early on Monday, when he looked up and saw a curtain flapping out of Paddock’s smashed out windows, and realized that the noise complaint had been made by the gunman.

    So, two calls came in of a noise complaint from Paddock’s room about an hour apart, the first one around 1:30am.  Yet, he wasn’t there.

    The obvious question is, who made the complaint?

    We know that the Las Vegas Metro Police have concluded that Paddock acted alone, which there is enough evidence that we are privy to that we know cannot be true.

    For instance, while we were told that his girlfriend Marylou Danley was cleared within hours after she was allegedly in the Philippines thought she had just been at the hotel prior to the shooting.  Could she have actually been in the room?  Perhaps.

    Then, we have the mystery of who locked the door to the adjoining room that was also in Paddock’s name.

    Then, we have the Islamic State making not one, not two, but three different claims that Paddock was a convert to Islam.

    That could be the actual Islamic State or it could be many of their handlers.  We commonly refer to them as the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Was it an Islamist?  Was it a federal agent?  Was it Paddock’s girlfriend?

    Was it perhaps that Australian that neither the FBI nor the Las Vegas Police decided to interview who claimed to know things only investigators knew about Paddock and his room and claimed he was in the room beside him?

    Will we ever be given the truth about the Vegas shooting?


    Contributed by Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost.

    Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit


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    By Tim Brown | Freedom Outpost | October 10, 2018

    Virtually no one had even heard of Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) before the Kavanaugh hearings, but she has garnered her 15 minutes of fame, albeit to only demonstrate how absolutely incompetent she is.  Still, the senator from Hawaii stood right alongside Rep. Maxine Waters in her justification of harassing Republicans in public.

    In an interview on CNN with Dana Bash, Hirono did not denounce such actions by Democrat supporters who want to form an angry mob like “Mad” Maxine Waters encouraged them to do to force Trump cabinet members out of the public square and threaten Trump supporters, but instead, sought to justify their criminal behavior.




    From CNN.

    BASH: The president, Republicans are saying Democratic protesters are, quote, ‘an angry mob.’ What I want to ask you about, it is one thing to protest the Supreme Court at the Capitol. That’s been done for generations and frankly since the founding of this country.

    HIRONO: Yes.

    BASH: It’s another thing to run senators out of restaurants and go to their homes. Is that going too far?

    HIRONO: I think it just means that there are a lot of people who are very, very much motivated about what is going on. Because that happened with Judge Kavanaugh from the very beginning, this is not a fair process. What the Republicans did was to telegraph after Dr. Ford’s account came forward, what they telegraph was, one, Dr. Ford, we don’t want to hear from you. Two, if we have to hear from you, we will rig the hearing —

    BASH: Should they be going after people at restaurants?

    HIRONO: This is what happens because when you look at white supremacists and all that, this is what’s coming forth in our country. There is a  tremendous divisiveness in our country. This is the kind of activism that occurs and people make their own decisions.

    Say what?  White supremacists and all that?  This woman has to be taken seriously enough in order to oust her out of her position of representation.

    Saying that she thinks people are “motivated” and that the confirmation hearings were “not a fair process,” along with saying that such behavior is “people make their own decisions.”  That is not a denunciation of the criminal activity.

    DNC Chair Tom Perez was right the first time when he uttered, “There are no moderate Democrats left.”

    However, to cover herself, she threw in, “If they violate the law, then they have to account for that.”

    Only Hirono won’t actually push for that, in the same manner that she claimed to have believed the lying Christine Ford, she is also saying in that same breath she believes Judge Kavanaugh lied under oath.  Every piece of evidence and every witness supported Kavanaugh, including Ford’s lifelong friend Leland Keyser, but Hirono doesn’t have the guts to actually try and hold Kavanaugh to a perjury charge.  Everything the Senate Democrats did was a political hit in those hearings.  It wasn’t about confirming a constitutional judge.  By the way, though Republican senators pretty much bent over backward for Dr. Ford, they weren’t really set on trying to understand if Judge Kavanaugh was constitutional or not either.

    It was all a dog and pony show.

    If you want to know if Democrats will be civil, you only need to listen to their former failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who said that Democrats will be civil once they regain power, but not until then.

    That’s a lie too.  They haven’t been civil for a very long time.

    Still, the fact that people in this country have debased themselves to the point of threatening to assassinate their political opponents and even their wives demonstrates the Hell that America is being turned into, not because we don’t elect Republicans, and not because we elect Democrats, but because we have turned from the Lord our God.  We have forgotten His goodness and mercy and grace that was shed upon our country and our forefathers for hundreds of years.  We have become a land of forgetfulness because we have failed to teach our children about the God who established us, who gave us our rights and established government to protect those rights and punish true criminals.

    If the day comes that we are awakened to our own sinfulness and repent of it, then, and only then, will we see the hand of God move here and heal our land.  Until then, expect things to only get worse.


    Contributed by Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost.

    Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit


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    By Tim Brown | Freedom Outpost | Sept. 21, 2018

    The US District Court for the District of Colorado has deferred ruling on the constitutionality of unconstitutional regulations imposed by Boulder Colorado’s City Council.  In doing so, they have opened the door to tyrannical gun bans.

    Back in May, a court decision set things in motion.

    The city talked about banning certain weapons, not only a really stupid idea, but an unlawful one.  They also discussed how they might limit what weapons law-abiding citizens would be permitted to purchase, and what kinds of ammunition they could obtain.

    Among the weapons that were banned were some of the most commonly used guns in the US.

    According to Mountain States Legal Foundation:

    In a decision issued yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado refrained from vindicating the constitutionally protected rights of Boulder residents.

    In May of this year, the City of Boulder enacted an array of unconstitutional firearm and magazine regulations. Yesterday, the court deferred to the State of Colorado court system to determine whether the city had the authority to enact its new regulations in the first place.

    “While we will always support the principle of federalism, this decision forces the people of Boulder to wait to vindicate their rights under the U.S. Constitution,” said Cody J. Wisniewski, of Mountain States Legal Foundation, the lead attorney on the case.

    Boulder city council members voted unanimously to ban some of the most commonly used firearms and magazines in the United States. Council members also raised the age of legal gun ownership in the city from 18 to 21.

    Boulder resident Jon Caldara, a plaintiff in the lawsuit who seeks to have Boulder’s ordinance overturned, is a vocal opponent of the City of Boulder’s discrimination against firearm owners.

    “I have lived in Boulder since 1984,” Mr. Caldara said. “I believe we need to hold Boulder to its own standards in celebrating diversity and tolerance.”

    “This is hate,” Mr. Caldara added, speaking of the city council’s view toward gun owners. “These are elitists who want people like me out of their town.”

    Mr. Wisniewski added that the plaintiffs are evaluating their options in the wake of yesterday’s decision. “We will not give up the fight to defend the constitutionally protected rights of the people of Boulder,” he said.

    In 2012, Mountain States Legal Foundation, on behalf of its clients, prevailed in the Colorado Supreme Court in Regents of the University of Colorado v. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. The Court’s unanimous decision in that case confirmed the right of concealed carry permit holders to possess concealed firearms on the public university’s campus.

    Mountain States Legal Foundation, created in 1977, is a nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation dedicated to individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, and the free enterprise system.  Its offices are in suburban Denver, Colorado.





    The right to keep and bear arms is a God-given right that is to be protected by those in government, not infringed on.  Perhaps if the people in Boulder simply carried their weapons with them down to city hall and demanded the Council trash the ban, that might have an impact.  If not, there’s always tossing unlawful and criminal representatives out of office.  I’m glad to see that some people are not taking the tyranny sitting down.


    Contributed by Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost.com

    Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit


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