King County, Washington, confirmed that Crystal Hill Pennington has been terminated for filing fraudulent application to obtain employment
Seattle: August 28, 2020,
A King County insider told the Gold Bar Reporter that ” Crystal was fired for gross misrepresentations on her application for employment.
According to the Gold Bar Reporter’s counsel ” it’s a felony to file false statements and false educational credentials to obtain government employment.”
Crystal Hill Pennington, a twice convicted bank frauder
Fraud, forgery and lies on job applications, Crystal Hill Pennington bringing in the new year, the Pennington family way
John Edward Pennington Jr., and Crystal Daniel Hill Pennington (nee Berg) never cease to amaze me with the level of fraud both have perpetuated upon the taxpayers of Washington State.
From domestic terrorism, fraud, forgery, harassment, and now filing false academic and employment credentials to entice King County in hiring Ms. Hill Pennington for a position she has no educational or employment experience.
But what’s new for the Penningtons’ rein of criminal conduct the Gold Bar Reporter has uncovered and reported on for 15 years here in Washington State.
Between 2015 to 2017, Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) along with John Edward Pennington Jr. attempted to obtain countless “restraining orders” against Anne Block, the Gold Bar Reporter. The reason was simple: Ms. Hill Pennington filed countless criminal complaints claiming that she was unable to find employment as a result of our news reports on her extensive criminal history.
In Pierce County, on April 27, 2017, a Washington State Judge held a 3.5 hour hearing, at which time, the Gold Bar Reporter presented copies of Ms. Hill Pennington criminal history records documenting that she is a twice convicted bank frauder, once in North Carolina where she served time in jail, and once in Snohomish County Washington where she plead guilty.
Ms. Hill Pennington uses several aliases, and aka as Crystal Berg and Crystal Pieneiche.
For over ten years, Ms. Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) and John Edward Pennington Jr. operated a foe website titled the ” Sky Valley Chronicle.” Public records confirm John E Pennington Jr did this right from his office inside Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management. Pennington was fired for his criminal harassment in late 2016.
Crystal Hill Pennington was unemployed from February 2010, to April 2020. She was fired from every job she ever held which included Snohomish County Community Transit, and attorney Mark Weiss’s office. Inside Community Transit Ms. Hill Pennington was caught stealing ( excess of $300) and lying on her job application. Because Ms. Hill Pennington’s mother was a long term employee at Community Transit, they agreed not to criminally prosecute in 2002.
In 2010, Ms. Hill Pennington was also fired from attorney Mark Weiss’s office after he caught her practicing law without a license, writing and serving divorce motions for her new lover, John E Pennington Jr, in King County Washington, Laughlin v Pennington.
After Attorney Mark Wiess fired Crystal Hill for the crime of practicing law without a license, she applied for unemployment benefits lying about the reason why she was fired. The WA Security Division received a fraud report from another resident, and after a 90 day investigation, Ms. Hill Pennington was found to have falsely filed for unemployment benefits and court ordered to pay back over $6000.00 she stole. The State’s court filed in King County where Ms. Hill Pennington resides.
After Ms. Hill Pennington (nee Berg) plead guilty to bank fraud in Snohomish County, she was appointed as a Gold Bar city council member by another fraudster, Colleen Hawkins. Ms. Hawkins had her owns problems of using her husband’s security clearance inside Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to run illegal background checks on citizens. Ms. Hawkins used her husband, a Sheriff Officer, to run illegal backgrounds on her opponents just before the election. What Ms. Hawkins found was a juvenile criminal conviction of her opponent from another state, and then disseminated the illegally obtained information via Gold Bar city emails. The only problem for Ms. Hawkins was that the criminal history she illegally gathered on her opponent was from a state that “seals” juvenile records.
As a twice convicted criminal, Ms. Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) was compromised, thus an ally to shady people like Coleen Hawkins. People who should be in prison for their crimes. Instead, Ms. Hill changed her name from Crystal Berg to Crystal Hill and ran for Mayor.
According to the Washington State Auditor’s 2012 Report, during Ms. Hill Pennington’s tenor as Mayor there is ” $200,000 missing from the City, and not employee can tell me where it went.”
In July 2008, Ms. Hill and a water employee named Karl Majerle were caught illegally using the City’s gas card for their personal vehicles. Majerle was the only prosecuted for the theft, because Ms. Hill Pennington’s past criminal history of bank fraud convictions, Association of Washington Cities was unable to bond her thus they had every incentive to cover up her crimes. Mr. Majerle knew about Ms. Hill Pennington’s criminal bank fraud convictions and extorted her into not pursuing criminal charges.
But then along came the Gold Bar Reporter, who has written extensively on Ms. Hill Pennington’s fraud; so much so that Ms. Hill Pennington filed a criminal complaint against the Gold Bar Reporter in 2016 claiming ” I cant find work because of Ms. Block’s blog.”
Joe Beavers became Mayor after Ms. Hill Pennington’s lengthy five year extra-martial affair with a forth time married man, John Edward Pennington Jr. For four years, Crystal Hill harassed his wife Ann, and in one extramarital affair with a married man, Fleshman Cooper ( the father of Hill’s child), Ms. Hill was found guilty of criminal harassment and ordered to stay away from Mr. Cooper, his wife and their child.
Fleshman Cooper’s ex-wife said ” Crystal Hill Pennington was abusing my child. I found bruises on my child, and brought charges against Crystal for criminal harassment . . . ” What Ms. Cooper didn’t know is that Crystal Hill was sleeping with several Snohomish County Sheriff’s Officers, one county Judge Joe Wilson, and three county prosecutors.
After siting by watching countless extra marital affairs committed by John E Pennington, with whores and prostitutes, John E Pennington’s marriage ended, and his mistress, Crystal Hill, who Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers said ” Crystal Hill is a whore! ” three times in Executive Session, moved in with John E Pennington in 2009.
At the time, Crystal Hill moved in with Pennington, her house was foreclosed on for failing to make a single house payment, and John E. Pennington Jr. was still married to Ann when Ms. Hill Pennington moved in with him.
“Birds of the same feathers flock together as do pigs and swine.’
In late 2012, Block v City of Gold Bar, then Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers was deposed and in that deposition we learned that Joe Beavers was a convicted felon from Arlington Texas. Joe Beavers sexually assaulted a female inside a bar and when a man tried to defend her, a drunkin fight broke out. Joe Beavers plead guilty to assault and was sentenced to 10 days in jail, ordered into anger management classes, and served 3 years probation.
Joe Beavers application to become a Professional Engineer was declined as a result of his felony conviction.
In late 2016, John E Pennington Jr. was fired from Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management after he was caught moonlighting on the county’s dime ( operating his own company and not paying WA State business tax) , operating and having the County taxpayers pay the Penningtons’ blog titled the Sky Valley Chronicle, and after his dereliction of his official county duties resulted in the deaths of 43 residents in the Oso mudslides.
In 2009, Dr. Hedricks from King County Washington labeled John Edward Pennington Jr. “a sociopath with no empathy for human life.” John Pennington was hospitalized at Oregon State hospital after he violently assaulted his prior fiancé in Oregon. As part of his plea deal, claiming he had a mental defect i.e. autism, John Edward Pennington Jr. would undergo mental health confinement at Oregon State Hospital instead of serving time in prison.
For six months John E Pennington Jr. filed false claims that the Gold Bar Reporter was anonymously cyber-stalking him and his family, when in fact, the Gold Bar Reporter has openly posted and appeared inside the press as Anne Block.
Fact is, the Penningtons were cyber-stalking on behalf of Snohomish County Prosecutors’ Office on a foe website titled ” The Sky Valley Chronicle” and once Attorney General Bob Fergusson learned about this – after a lawsuit was filed against the Sky Valley Chronicle – he shut them down by saying ” If you don’t stop harassing’s Block on the Chronicle, we are going to let her proceed for defamation against you.”
For years, John Pennington bragged that he was a member of an organization that vowed to protect him if he were ever sued. At the time, we had no idea that Association of Washington Cities has been covering up for pedophiles inside our government offices. Public officials have known to have trafficked underage girls and/or boys for sex include Court of Appeals Justice Marlin Applewick, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott, Washington State Bar Association Lead Counsel Doug Ende, and Snohomish County Commissioner G. Geoffrey Gibbs.
After the Judge held that Anne Block was a member of the press, denying the Penningtons’ request to stop our news reports on their fraud and harassment, Crystal Hill Pennington teared up, putting on a very poor acting stunt, trying to get the Judge to reconsider his decision. The Judge DENIED Ms. Hill Pennington’s attempts to restrain the Gold Bar Reporter as “Unconstitutional Restraint against Free Speech and the Free Press.”
The real reason why Pierce County denied the restraining order because the Penningtons’ were caught forging court records. Both were found liable for whiting out court service documents, and successfully sued as a result in Block v Penningtons, March 2017, King County Superior Court.
In late 2016, Ms. Hill Pennington filed a police report with Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office claiming she couldn’t find work as a result the Gold Bar Reporter’s news reports. So, as you can imagine, we were quite surprised that a twice convicted bank frauder, a person who filed fraudulent unemployment claims, was in fact found liable for not paying business tax ( King County against the Penningtons Education Services Inc.), and who was also found liable of forgery ( March 2017, Block v Pennington, King County), would be receiving any kind of government job. Especially since we already know Ms. Hill Pennington’s bank fraud convictions make her ineligible for King County, state and federal employment.
In April 2020, acting on false information Ms. Hill Pennington submitted in her job application and resume, King County hired her. This caused us to request public records involving Ms. Hill Pennington ( nee Berg) from King County. Late last week, we got some answers back learning that Ms. Hill Pennington is guilty of fraud once again, but this time in King County Washington.
Ms. Hill Pennington falsely claimed on a King County job application that she was in a Juris Doctorate ( JD Law) program ( she was DENIED entrance into an accredited JD law program because she lied on her application), she worked for various states including Maryland ( during time period where she filed a criminal complaint against the Gold Bar Reporter claiming she couldn’t find work because of our news reports on her crimes), she failed to disclose her criminal history of bank fraud convictions, and she also lied claiming that she was the City Manager for the City of Gold Bar.
According to City of Gold Bar Mayor Bill Clem, the City has never had a city manager.
Criminal complaints against Ms. Hill Pennington are pending and King County employee told the Gold Bar Reporter that Ms. Hill Pennington is being postured for lying on her job application.
Ms. Hill Pennington has never sued the Gold Bar Reporter, but we did sue her and John E Pennington Jr. for harassment, abuse of the process, and forgery. ( Block v Penningtons, King County Superior Court, March 2017) Ms. Hill Pennington and John Edward Pennington Jr. were found liable for committing forgery, abuse of the process, and harassment against the Gold Bar Reporter for reporting the truth on their rein of terror for the last decade.
For Snohomish County government note this report was published from outside the State of Washington. This is mentioned because a source called the Gold Bar Reporter and said ” Ms . Hill Pennington was placed on administrative leave pending a criminal investigation into her false filings via electronic means ( according to our counsel amounts to racketeering), by a non-state investigator. She was steaming and threatening Snohomish County prosecutors and Sheriff’s Office to exposé all of them if they didn’t do something.”
The source who we labeled ” fed up” told the Gold Bar Reporter that Crystal Hill also slept with Prosecutors Adam Cornell, Sean Reay, and Mark Roe. In fact, the source said ” everyone knew Crystal Hill Pennington was having gang banging parties with many county employees for years.” It’s no wonder why former Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers declared in Executive Session ” Crystal Hill is whore! Crystal Hill is a whore! Crystal Hill is a whore!” and former Gold Bar council member Jay Prueher said ” Crystal Hill was a party girl.”
The Gold Bar Reporter is an award winning journalist and has been reporting on government officers corruption for a decade. What is happening in Minnesota as well as major cities throughout America is just a symptom of why persons like Crystal Hill Pennington and John Edward Pennington Jr. who have extensive criminal history are placed inside government offices like the officer who murdered George Floyd.
National Public Radio recently did a story about how the insurance company is still insuring bad state actors, covering up liability they created and allowing them to keep their jobs. Minnesota, like WA State, also uses Lloyds of London as it primary insurer of public employee’s civil and criminal misconduct.
The only issue I take with NPR story is they forgot to mention that Lloyds of London syndicates like Association of Washington Cities and Counties are insuring these people with no regard for citizens.
I met attorney Sara DiVittorio for the first time in 2010, when she represented the Washington State Attorney General’s Office involving a Gold Bar council member named Lonn Turner. Mr Turner was also a Union member with the Department of Corrections (DoC) in Monroe.
After the Gold Bar Reporter exposed Lonn Turner’s criminal conduct at the DoC, he lost his Union job, but Sara DiVittorio managed to get Turner a non-Union warehouse job to cover up his criminal racketeering conduct described herein.
According to council member Jay Prueher’s wife, Lonn Turner was able to use a high ranking member inside at the WA DoC to gather a spider of information on my family. Turner then disseminated illegally obtained medical, non-criminal history records, tax returns, Washington State Bar records, Veteran’s Administration records, and WA State unemployment filings, and disseminated those stolen files from DoC to various government officers including the City of Gold Bar in 2009.
The stolen files were a direct result of me hiring a public records lawyer to file suit against the City of Gold Bar seeking records relating to why the City of Gold Bar voted illegally in Executive Session to settle a tort claim a former water employee named Karl Marjerle filed against the City of Gold Bar.
Karl Marjerle was a lazy Gold Bar water employee who had sabotaged the City of Gold Bar’s water system, which amounted to an act of domestic terrorism. Instead of reporting Karl Marjerle’s terrorism to the FBI and Department of Justice ( DOJ), Gold Bar’s 2009 governing body ( Lonn Tuner, Dorothy Croshaw, Richard Norris, Crystal Hill, Joe Beavers) voted to transfer thousands of dollars to Karl Marjerle, and further elicited two Snohomish County Prosecutors, Mark Roe and Sean Reay, into helping cover up federal crimes Karl Marjerle commmited against the City of Gold Bar.
As a resident of Gold Bar, I was appaulled that any government official, who has a duty to report crimes, would cover up such a major crime such as Domestic Terrorism, so I requested all records relating to Karl Marjerle.
Instead of turning over public records, Gold Bar’s then Mayor Crystal Hill ( nee Berg) elicited the assistance of four lovers of hers from Snohomish County government, Mark Roe, Sean Reay, John E Pennington and Aaron Reardon.
According to council member Jay Prehuer, ” Crystal was a party girl being passed around like a blanket” and former Mayor Joe Beavers said three times in Executive Session ” Crystal Hill is a whore!” But what Joe Beavers failed to tell the public is that Gold Bar’s former water employee Karl Marjerle knew a little too much about Crystal Hill’s theft of monies from Gold Bar exceeding $200.000.00 and the fact that Crystal Hill was using an alias as her name was really Crystal Berg.
Crystal Berg ( now using Crystal D. Pennington) was arrested for bank fraud in North Carolina 2000, and in Snohomish County Washington in 2005. She plead guilty to both, and served time in a North Carolina jail.
In 2007, Crystal Hill met a three time married county employee named John Edward Pennington. Mr. Pennington’s criminal rein of terror was detailed in past articles I have written on his pedophilias, kidnapping and rape of a five year girl from Cowlitz County Washington in 1992. At the same time John Pennington is just about ready to be charged with these crimes, he decides to run for uncontested Washington State Legislative seat in Cowlitz County, Washington.
While in Cowlitz County, John E Pennington meets Senator Jennifer Dunn, and Kelso City Attorney Michael Kenyon. Kenyon was in charge of the deciding whether to prosecute John Pennington for rape, attempted murder and kidnapping of a five year old girl from Cowlitz County. But instead Michael Kenyon decided his moment had come to capitalize of pedophile John E Pennington’s crimes against a defenseless five year old child.
For his assisting now WA State legislator John E Pennington in covering up his sexual deviant behavior of pedophilia, Michael Kenyon started receiving millions of dollars of legal contracts from various government agencies in Washington State, including hundreds of municipal agencies, including Snohomish County, Washington.
So it was no surprise when I sought public records from the City of Gold Bar which involved John E Pennington illegally obtained files given to him by Gold Bar’s 2009 governing body, John E Pennington called attorney Michael Kenyon and his firm Kenyon Disend PLLC in Issauquah Washington to bail him out of this mess.
In 2010 Gold Bar’s Mayor Joe Beavers made an agreement with Kenyon Disend to remove his felony records from the National Crime Information Center from his violent and drunk days in Arlington Texas. What we didn’t know in 2009, was the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is being operated by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
According to a source inside the Beavers family, Joe Beavers sexually assaulted a young woman in Texas. Beavers had his own problems because John Pennington, via Rodney Rochan at the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, had obtained Joe Beavers criminal history records for purposes on extorting him into misappropriating Gold Bar public monies to cover up stolen files mentioned herein.
But Snohomish County Prosecutors Sean Reay and Mark Roe had a plan. Remember Prosecutors Sean Reay and Mark Roe failed to report Gold Bar’s water employee Karl Marjerle to the DOJ/FBI for committing acts of Domestic Terrorism against the City of Gold Bar and I was exposing their racketeering conduct on the Gold Bar Reporter. The plan was this: Sean Reay and Mark Roe would illegally remove all those involving helping the Enterprise here in Gold Bar cover up and remove their criminal history records. Crytal D Pennington ( nee Berg twice convicted of bank fraud), Joe Beavers (convicted of felony in Texas), Bonnie Dierkson Jones ( convicted of felony for rendering criminal assistance to a murderer), and John E Pennington criminal history ( beating on woman; rape and attempted murder of a 5 year old child in 1992) records from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
The above documents we have collected over the last ten years documents clear racketeering (RICO).
So when then Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna learned this his employee and SAAG Sara DiVittorio, and other prosecutors from Snohomish County government, had committed racketeering crimes against one citizen, Rob McKenna was left with two choices, either report them or cover up it.
Washington State Attorney General, and now attorney, Rob McKenna chose the wrong path, and its now been ten years that the City of Gold Bar along with Washington State’s Attorney General’s Office has been refusing to come clean about why the City of Gold Bar should continue to misuse public resources to continue covering up for the crimes committed by a small number of public officials.
Ten years later, and finally the Court of Appeals agrees with us. Last week when the Washington Court of Appeals Div One issued scathing opinion regarding the criminal conduct of WA State SAAG ( who represents many public agencies here in Washington), Sara DiVittorio, many of us open government supporters here in Washington were ecstatic to learn that Sara DiVittorio will finally be disbarred for her criminal conduct as outlined in the In re Dependency of AETH Snoho Superior behaving badly.
After hearing from various sources, a few of us decided to go down to the Court of Appeals to see the entire file, and what we discovered is that the Court of Appeals downplayed how criminal SAAG Sara DiVittorio’s conduct. Conduct clearly outlined and replicated in my RICO suit filed in US Federal District Court in Seattle.
See Block v WSBA et al 2016 02 19 Block v WSBA Amended RICO Complaint
and supporting RICO Statement RICO Statement
What’s most interesting to note here is that not one person denied any of the allegations I made in this above suits, and had I had an honest federal court judge not associated with the WSBA and his former employer’s office ( King County), my case would have weeded out criminals like SAAG and County Prosecutors in 2012 long before Sara DiVittioro would have been allowed to thrust her crimes upon a poor defenseless African American child and her parents.
If my readers haven’t read the Washington Court of Appeals Decision in RICO Statement and In re Dependency of AETH Snoho Superior behaving badly
please consider filing WSBA complaints as no one should ever have their professional licenses stolen or their children stolen because Snohomish County, the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and RICO defendants who decided to cover up for pedophiles and wife beaters like John E Pennington, as well as politically connected convicted felons like Crystal Hill Pennington and Joe Beavers cover up liability by hiding the criminal racketeering conduct of its public officials.
To those of you involved in helping stop Human Trafficking as outlined in In re Dependency of AETH Snoho Superior behaving badly many of us who are now well on our way to extracting criminals from our state agencies are true American heroes worthy of Washingtonians respect.
Here’s excerpts of the In re Dependency of AETH Snoho Superior behaving badly records retrieved at the Washington Court of Appeals in the above case.
It’s time to officially ask the Voters of Washington to place the Washington State Bar Association into a state licensing agency and out of the hands of the private organization who by the way is being controlled by the same Washington State Attorney Generals who committed crimes as outlined in this article.
Here’s a public records showing the Washington State Attorney General’s is really operating the private WSBA Organization misappropriating public monies in support of a private organization such as the WSBA and handpicking SAAG to RCW mandated to be Independent GAL program:
From: Rawlings, Noella (ATG)
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2007 11:04 AM
To: Thorp, Tanya (ATG); Allen, Patricia L. (ATG); Berris, Elizabeth (ATG); Boharski, Jennifer (ATG); Collins, Michael (ATG); Comeau, Marci (ATG); Comiskey, Mary Ann (ATG); Cruikshank, Catherine (ATG); Delaney, Sarah (ATG); Delman, Joel (ATG); Dorsey, Diane (ATG); Holmes, Beth (ATG); Huang, Aileen (ATG); Huang, Daphne (ATG); Kirchmeier, Hilery (ATG); LaRaus, David (ATG); Li, Mary (ATG); Llorens, Susan (ATG); Malolepsy, Terri (ATG); Masco, Thomas (ATG); McArdle, Trisha (ATG); Milstein, Jonathan (ATG); Nord, Cara (ATG); Taylor, Kelly (ATG)
Subject: FW: Job Posting-Attorney GAL
Now – don’t all run for this one. But, I know that many of you would be very well qualified for this position. And you know it’s contrary to my interest in sending this out, but I believe in full disclosure and honesty.
From: Katz, Linda [mailto:Linda.Katz@METROKC.GOV]
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:29 PM
To: Rawlings, Noella (ATG)
Subject: FW: Job Posting-Attorney GAL
FYI—we are very excited to be able to try this out. According to Judge Clark and Paul Sherfey it is “very likely” to be re-funded through 2008 on Court Improvement Project funds and then made a permanent part of the court budget. Pass it on!
Linda Katz, ACSW
Program Manager, CASA Program
1401 E. Jefferson St.
Seattle, WA 98122
From: Fuentes, Gertrude
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 11:43 AM
To: ZZDept Superior Court
Cc: Ebersole, Amy
Subject: Job Posting-Attorney GAL
This term-limited temporary position is open to all qualified applicants, and is currently funded through December 31, 2007. Please see the attached posting for more information.
The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has no business handpicking GALs! Especially GALs that are AGs!
We gathered several files from the Washington Court of Appeals on Dependency of AETH Snoho Superior behaving badly and this case file documents that Sara Di Vittorio is guilty of RICO as detailed in Block v WSBA et al RICO Statement
and will post those files soon.