The Las Vegas Tribune came across a story of corruption last July that we decided must reported. It involved a District Court Judge in Nevada that not only made a ruling that did not follow a controlling U.S. Supreme Court Decision precedent, but his actions were taken under the color of law to seize Trust assets, thereby making his actions class “A” Felonies.
Now the newspaper has just obtained a letter from the New Hampshire Governor’s Office where apparently New Hampshire has allowed this Nevada Judge to illegally hijack a New Hampshire Trust and the Governor’s office is failing to enforce the laws of her State and is therefore a participant in the illegal scheme.
The letter, penned by Mary Ann Dempsey, the legal council for Governor Maggie Hassan, was sent to Aaron Feeley, one of the beneficiaries in the Martha E. Feeley real estate Trust, and it reads as follows: I am Governor Hassan’s legal counsel. I wanted to let you know that we received your letter relative to a New Hampshire Supreme Court decision regarding your family property. In response to your request that the Governor take action, please be advised that under the constitutional principle of separation of powers, the Governor cannot overturn a legal decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Rather, a party’s recourse is to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, you may want to work with members of the New Hampshire Legislature if you believe that changes to statutes in our state should occur.
It appears to the Las Vegas Tribune that New Hampshire Government bureaucrats have deteriorated into non-responsive corruption enablers.
Here, the supposed legal counsel to a State Governor, cannot or refuses to address the real issue. The letter to the Governor identified the controlling U.S. Supreme Court Decision that clearly establishes that all states have exclusive jurisdiction over any Trusts created in and governed under their laws and statutes.
Hanson v. Denckla US (1958) is the law of the land and all courts including the Supreme Court of New Hampshire must abide by the Decision (stare decisis).
The New Hampshire Supreme Court did not make a legal decision as the above letter states; the law of the land should be welcome in New Hampshire.
This gives New Hampshire the sovereignty and authority to create jobs and a vibrant Trust industry by enticing creators to establish Trusts in the State. This is considered good policy. The State makes money through other sources besides taxpayers.
Good policy makes sense; however, what can never be explained is why a State would allow another State to assume control of assets held in a Trust created and governed under the laws of New Hampshire.
Either New Hampshire authorities are so incompetent that they do not comprehend long-standing Trust principles, or the whole system has become so corrupt that the three Branches of Government no longer function.
Separation of powers has Constitutional validity as long as the issue is to not interfere with another Branch’s duty under the law. “Checks and Balances” is a fundamental principle of the entire basis of Government, which guarantees that the rule of law and the validity of the Constitution will have controls.
Without Checks and Balances you have corruption and chaos. The three Branches of Government are not interfering with separation of powers when they are taking action to ensure that the law of the land is followed by the other branches, but are fulfilling their Constitutional duty.
Mary Ann Dempsey, representing Maggie Hassan, does not appear to understand the most fundamental and important provision of the United States Constitution. Governors must abide by the law of the land.
As a result of the above incompetence and refusal of both the
Executive Branch and Legislature to correct an obvious mistake, New Hampshire no longer has a Trust industry and the State has lost all integrity.
The following ranking and grades of individual states as to integrity of the three Branches of New Hampshire Government appear to indicate that the state has already deteriorated to an overall “D-“ grade under Maggie Hassan’s Governorship.
One would hope that qualifications to become a US Senator would necessitate a better report card grade than a Judiciary “F.”
It appears to the Las Vegas Tribune that we have relayed a story of corruption having been perpetrated by two states. Innocent New Hampshire beneficiaries have had a family Trust stolen by the very firm that created the New Hampshire Trust for the protection of the beneficiaries.
The State of Nevada perpetrated acts to enrich Nevada attorneys by hijacking the corpus of spendthrift Trust assets of a New Hampshire Trust. A State of New Hampshire Probate Judge and the Supreme Court allowed the State of Nevada to steal the Trust assets from the protection of their state laws.
Both states have violated the Constitutional property rights of the beneficiaries.
So far it appears to the Las Vegas Tribune that neither State has the competence or the desire to abide by the law of the land. Nevada ranks an “F” in the national integrity report the Las Vegas Tribune has been compiling since they’ve been reporting corruption in the State of Nevada for decades. We have seen judges rule for the sole purpose of enriching attorneys so they could make campaign contributions.
This is the first time we have seen a State allow a competitor State to steal funds entrusted to them through a Trust. That action would destroy the integrity of the state, and makes no sense.
Not a high concern to bureaucrats who get a paycheck. Yet it seems it could be so easy to fix: It seems to us that a Probate Judge originally made a serious mistake and just does not have the fortitude to admit it.
Further, the numerous articles written about these events have uncovered serious federal crimes under 18 U.S.C 1014, 1344, and 1957.
These crimes are schemes that engulf a lot of co-conspirators. It appears to this newspaper that a cover-up of serious crimes and the possibility of an attempt to prevent a prosecution of connected attorneys of a New Hampshire Law firm is a more likely cause for New Hampshire’s refusal to do the right thing.
A cover-up is corruption; sooner or later the truth will be exposed and the Las Vegas Tribune never stops reporting until the story is finished. That is our job, and we have always done it well.
This newspaper is not in control of the State of New Hampshire, or any other state; at this point we are wondering who or what is in control of New Hampshire. Facts certainly indicate that none of the three Branches are capable of doing their job and that is what the Las Vegas Tribune finds fascinating.
What does a state do for its constituents if it does not have integrity? We will be observing and reporting as this story evolves.