Crystal Hill Pennington is the former Mayor o Gold Bar from 1997 to 2009. She resigned in July 20109 after public records from the City implicated Crystal Hill in a bank fraud scheme involving former clerk Laura Kelly ( Gold Bar and formerly from Aiken South Carolina).
Addition public records released from Gold Bar also documented that Crystal Hill was convicted of bank fraud in 2005 using an alias of Crystal Berg. While acting as Mayor of Gold Bar, the State Auditor said ” There’s $200,000.00 missing from the City funds and not one city employee can explain where it went.”
Crystal Hill and John E. Pennington ( former political appointee fired after he killed 43 people in the Oso mudslides disaster, because instead of doing his job, public records from Snohomish County document that he created fake online blog “Sky Valley Chronicle” to harass opponents).
Public emails document that Crystal Hill slept with so many county workers, then former Mayors Linda Loen and Joe Beavers misappropriated over $1,000,000.00 hiding sexing text messages on the City’s Blackberry device.
Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) and John E. Pennington sued for 2016 02 19 Block v WSBA Amended RICO racketeering in US Federal Court with depositions expected to start in early 2017.