Seven York County (ME) Correctional Officers Indicted By Grand Jury

BDN reports “York County corrections officers indicted on charges of smuggling drugs into jail. Three York County corrections officers and four former officers were indicted by the grand jury Thursday on charges of smuggling drugs into the jail, according to officials.

York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellette said in a statement that the three officers have been placed on leave and are under administrative review and the four former officers all resigned earlier this year. Read more HERE.

WGME TV Portland reports “Seven corrections officers in southern Maine are indicted by a York County Grand Jury. All of them are current or former jail guards at the York County Jail in Alfred.

York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellette talked openly about the indictments of the corrections officers, two inmates and a civilian. He says “These incidents occur all too frequently in the correctional setting.” He says the indictments stem from a single jail guard allegedly smuggling contraband in and out of the York County Jail for the two inmates. The sheriff ordered an investigation in February. He later turned over what they’d uncovered to the DA. Ouellette says “I want to assure all citizens that this is an isolated incident.

The Grand Jury indicted jail guard Steven Thomas, age 25, for trafficking prison contraband and conspiracy. The other guards were indicted for Official Oppression, meaning they looked the other way and didn’t report it. But Sheriff Ouellette says “The main case stems from one individual who actually got manipulated by an inmate.” View Video HERE.

WCSH TV Portland reported “Four of the officers have resigned. Three have been suspended with pay pending the outcome of their cases.

The investigation began in February after a cell phone picture of an inmate taken inside the jail showed up on social media. Cell phones are banned in the jail. The investigation also found at least one officer was involved in bringing drugs, marijuana and soboxone, in and out of the jail.

Two of the guards Connor Bogan and Steven Thomas are charged with Trafficking in Prison Contraband. The other guards are facing charges of Official Oppression. Two inmates and an outside accomplice were also indicted.” View video HERE.

Seacoastonline reports “Ouellette said Friday that in February of this year jail administrators learned of contraband being smuggled into the York County Jail, at the same time a law enforcement officer in mid-Maine observed a photograph on social media that appeared to be taken from inside the jail.

Two of the guards, Connor Bogan, 21, of Springvale, and Steven Thomas, 25, of Biddeford, were each indicted on a felony count of trafficking in prison contraband. Thomas also faces misdemeanor charges of official oppression and conspiracy. The other guards each face misdemeanor counts of official oppression.

The corrections officers indicted are all alleged to have assisted in some manner or were aware of illegal activity and failed to report it to a supervisor, Ouellette said. Oullette said that this case should not reflect poorly on “the majority of employees who come to work day in and day out to keep the citizens of York County safe.”

These reports beg several questions/comments:

How is it that William King, who is currently the chief deputy — the second-in-command — at the York County Sheriff’s Dept., former DEA, DOJ, OIG, ret. FBI agent, also the Maine State trainer in law enforcement and soon to be sheriff of the county, didn’t see this happening right under his nose?

Had this not been revealed on a social network in February, would anyone have been caught, indicted?

How does Sheriff Ouellette justify stating “”These incidents occur all too frequently in the correctional setting”, yet “this is an isolated incident?”

Sheriff Ouellette states “at the end of the day, we’re all human beings.” So are the inmates in the jail…and the people on the street…or in the courthouse.

Deputy King is Maine’s State law enforcement trainer.  Who screens the character, integrity, honesty, trustworthiness of deputies? A few examples:

York County corrections officer accused of driving drunk. “While at the hospital, Willey refused to take a blood test, which results in an automatic license suspension, (Chief Deputy)King said. Willey is also suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident shortly before his vehicle was found off the road. Willey was summoned for operating under the influence but not arrested, according to King.” Isn’t this selective? Is he still on the job?

Corrections officer Roger Lanoie charged with operating after suspension of his driver’s license.  “His license had been suspended for failing to pay a fine for a seat belt violation.” Is he privileged? Had he not had an accident would he still be operating without a license?

4 jail officers indicted on assault, criminal threatening charges.

Deputy William King previously served 26 years in the U.S. Department of Justice. He began his federal career at the Drug Enforcement Administration and later transferred to the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. He obviously was there when a complaint was filed against two USAGs.  When contacted for his help, and with his expertise, should  he have “looked the other way” just as the deputies in his department did? Is this not aiding and abetting obstruction of justice and official oppression?

Sheriff Ouellette hopes that this incident does not look poorly upon the sheriff’s department. The York County Sheriff’s Department has been in the dumps long before he became sheriff. There may be some decent human beings as deputies, however, abusive treatment and excessive force by deputies have gone unreported or covered up.

Connecting the dots between the York County Sheriffs, District Attorney’s Office, Maine’s Office of the Attorney General, The Maine Criminal Justice Academy and the U.S. District Court will be revealed as to whom is behind the York County Sheriff Department cover ups…but this is another story for another time. Stay tuned!

 

Published in: on September 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm  Comments (3)  

William King Wins York County Sheriff’s Race

Bill King for Sheriff

 
King states “the citizens like the direction of the sheriff’s office. He said he plans to develop a training program for teachers who might want to work part-time at the York County Jail. He also plans to visit towns that rely on the sheriff’s office for police protection but that could benefit from hiring their own contract deputy.”

Read more HERE.

What do you think?

Related: York County (ME) Sheriff’s Race: Is William “Bill” King The Federal Trojan Horse? Click here.

Sheriffs Are America’s Last Peaceful Line Of Defense Against Tyranny, click here.

Published in: on June 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sheriff’s Race On The County of York (ME) Heats Up….Now The Rest Of The Story

“The Tuesday, June 10, primary will decide the election of York County sheriff as three Democrats but no Republicans are vying to replace Sheriff Maurice Ouellette, who is retiring this year.

Chief Deputy Sheriff William King Jr. of Saco, South Berwick Police Chief Dana P. Lajoie of Berwick, and former sheriff’s deputy Paul Main of Alfred are running to oversee operations of the York County Jail.

William King, the current chief deputy at the York County Sheriff’s Department, was appointed by Ouellette in 2010 as acting chief deputy and then appointed to the position permanently in 2013. He has the backing of Ouellette, who has endorsed his deputy for the position.” Read more HERE.

These “three candidates for sheriff are pointing to the pasts of one another – and defending their own – in a race that all agree has gotten unseemly. Retiring York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellette said he has been disappointed by the tone of the campaign there, especially because voters are choosing candidates for a law enforcement post, not a political one. He said it’s demeaning to the office of the sheriff and “that’s what I object to.”” Read more HERE.

The “tactics” used to mar the “race”, the candidates claims of credentials, qualifications, abilities, education, experience and Sheriff Ouellette’s comments reveal that none of the above understand the duties, obligations and responsibilities of the sheriff, nor do they understand their sworn oath to the constitution of Maine.

“”The office of sheriff has a long and noble history. It dates back over a thousand years and originated in England. The sheriff is the only elected law enforcement official in America. He is the last line of defense for his citizens. He is the people’s protector. He is the keeper of the peace, he is the guardian of liberty and the protector of rights. A vast majority of sheriffs will agree with all of this until they are asked to apply these principles of protection to federal criminals. Their back peddling and excuses will be more plentiful than radar tickets and louder than sirens at doughnut time. Most of the unbelievers, who themselves have taken a solemn oath to “uphold and defend” the U S Constitution, will passionately and even apologetically exclaim that they have no authority or jurisdiction to tell federal agents to do anything, let alone stop them from victimizing local citizens. The truth and stark reality is that it’s just the opposite; the sheriff has ultimate authority and law enforcement power within his jurisdiction. He is to protect and defend his citizens from all enemies, both “foreign and domestic.” Sheriff Richard Mack

Exposure is the name of the game.

The original Constitution of the State of Maine (1820) states in part in Article V, Part First, Executive Power, Section 8: “He [Governor] shall nominate, and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint all judicial officers, the Attorney General (emphasis is mine), the Sheriffs, Coroners, Registers of Probate and Notaries Public……….” click here.

This is an Executive Department function ONLY. All of this belongs in this department.

State of Maine 1855 Resolve, read more HERE.

(View 1855 Resolve, click here.)  Here is what the 1855 resolve states in part: The sheriffs, judges of probate, and registers of probate (no more land agents) became elected by the people which expanded the powers of the people unlawfully. That is an Executive department function ONLY (see Article V, Section 8 in the original constitution).

“Overall, what the 1855 resolve accomplished was to “weaken” the Executive department, and in 1976 it was further weaken it with the elimination of the Executive Council.

This 1855 resolve also removed the ability of the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to nominate and appoint their own Sheriffs who are also “field persons” who go out into the “terrain” called counties and execute the laws of the state. This repugnant 1855 resolve allowed the Sheriffs to be elected by the people (electors).

All fraud and treason.

How can the electors know who are the best persons to do the job of a Sheriff? They don’t. That is the job of the Governor and the Council to select the best qualified persons in order to execute the laws of the state.

In essence, this 1855 resolve “did a number” on the Executive department by removing the ability of the said department to choose their own Attorney General and their own Sheriffs who are the “field persons” to do the best job possible in order to execute the laws.”

It’s time for the Governor, the Legislators and the people on this state to wake up! It’s time for the Governor to take immediate action…he has the help of knowledgeable people…and restore our constitutional republic. Failure to do so will only  make matters worse….especially with Federal agents “on the scene.”

Research – Courtesy of Lise from Maine. Lise’s new book “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?” has been published!

You can order the book on line through Barnes and Noble  or Amazon.com, click on the link.  SPREAD the word. Read more HERE.

Related: York County (ME) Sheriff’s Race: Is William “Bill” King The Federal Trojan Horse? Click here.

The County Sheriff:The Ultimate Check & Balance, click here.

Local sheriffs are last defense, click here.

Published in: on June 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm  Comments (1)  

York County (ME) Sheriff’s Race: Is William “Bill” King The Federal Trojan Horse?

5-31-14

William King, who is currently the chief deputy — the second-in-command — at the York County Sheriff’s Office participated in a forum sponsored by the York County Democratic Committee. Each candidate was asked what the most important issue facing the new sheriff will be and how he will handle it. King said the Department of Justice recommends 1.7 officers per 1,000 people in a rural environment and wants “more officers on the road.”

How does the Justice Department “fit” into a county department?

King further stated that “he would like to see more towns have contract deputies.”

Why does he not have a contract? Who is he “contracted” with?

Read more HERE.

To Deputy King, since you’re former DEA, DOJ, OIG, take action on the complaint brought before you.

5-27-14 update

FOIA Request for copy of signed temporary contract and copy of signed contract beyond the 90 day temporary contract yielded this reply:

“There is no contract.  Bill King was appointed as the Chief Deputy which does not require a contract.  I am unsure why a reference is made to a contract.”

York County voters will choose among three candidates for sheriff in the June 10 primary. The candidates are:

Paul Main – A sheriff’s deputy from 1980 to 1999. Main said he is running in part to improve morale at the county jail.
Dana Lajoie – police chief in South Berwick.
William King Jr. – was appointed acting chief deputy by Sheriff Maurice Ouellette in 2010 and took over the job for good in 2013. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, King concedes that he violated Justice Department policies. However, this goes beyond “misuse of a government vehicle.” This is fraud upon the taxpayer! The following news article also fails to mention that King was demoted.

Read more HERE.

William King has worked for the CIA, DEA, DOJ, OIG and has introduced himself as a ret. FBI agent. He is also the Maine State trainer in law enforcement encounters with Sovereign Citizens. More HERE.

MAINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY – SovereignCitizenLPfinaldraft, HERE.

Why would Sheriff Ouellette want a Federal agent in the sheriff’s department for 90 days? Why would Sheriff Ouellette want to hire King whose credibility and integrity are less than trustworthy?

Bill King (hiring authorization), click here.

As an elected sheriff of this county, a well-connected federal agent, can we expect that Bill King will his fulfill his duty, as well as responsibility, to uphold the Constitution and protect those people who placed their trust in him to do what is right?

Related: Bill King – Whistleblower investigation, view here.

William “Bill” King Running For York County (ME) Sheriff, click here.

Published in: on May 26, 2014 at 8:54 am  Leave a Comment  

William “Bill” King Running For York County (ME) Sheriff

update

Bill King – Whistleblower investigation, view here.

How did Bill King land a job in the York County Sheriff’s Dept? Why would York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellette bypass other officers and promote King to Chief Deputy? As Chief Deputy in the Sheriff’s Dept., he has covered up and refused to investigate serious violations of federal law. King has also introduced himself as a retired FBI agent. Think twice about this candidate!

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“King has experience, passion to be next sheriff” and “has worked for the CIA”, read more HERE and HERE.

King has been at the York County Sheriff’s Office since June 2010. He previously served 26 years in the U.S. Department of Justice. He began his federal career at the Drug Enforcement Administration and later transferred to the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. Read more HERE.

He is also the Maine State trainer in law enforcement encounters with Sovereign Citizens. More HERE.

MAINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY – SovereignCitizenLPfinaldraft, HERE.

Published in: on May 13, 2014 at 7:58 am  Comments (8)  
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