Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Anonymous commenter hints he has inside knowledge about cheat jobs we've experienced in court cases -- and Jessica Garrison's role in possible obstruction

Jessica Medeiros Garrison and Luther Strange
We recently received an anonymous comment indicating the sender has knowledge of criminal acts in our court cases, across multiple states and jurisdiction. The comment suggests connections between bad actors in Alabama and Missouri and even points to a possible conduit between the two.

Specifically, the comment raises the specter of broad criminality -- including obstruction of justice, wire fraud, conspiracy, misprision of a felony, and possibly more. All of these could form a pattern of racketeering that might be part of future criminal or civil (or both) cases under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO).

How much do I know about the comment? Well, I know it was sent at 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2018, via blogger.com, which should make it highly traceable. From my blog statistics, I'm about 90 percent certain it came from Springfield, MO, where we currently reside. The comment references a less-than-famous political figure in Alabama, suggesting the commenter has more than a casual interest in cheat jobs against us. That makes me 95 percent certain I know exactly who it is. Even if my instincts about that are off, the sender likely has left enough of a digital footprint to be tracked down.

Here are the contents of the comment, which was sent to a post titled "Reporting on Steve Marshall's acceptance of illegal campaign funds in Alabama AG race shines light on the theft of our home via a wrongful foreclosure." I did not post the comment at the time because it clearly was from a troll. But I think it might yield important clues to wrongdoing against us, so I am posting it now:

You do realize you are never going to get your house back right? You know you are never going to win in a suit of any kind right? You know Jessica Garrison probably never thinks about you anymore but you think about her all the time right? This whole “House” thing jumped the shark long ago. Why not just save up and get another house. I like your blog because of the comedy elements but you have beat this joke to death. Get some new material champ.

Let's look at a few of these sentences and consider what they might mean?

(1)  You do realize you are never going to get your house back right? We've pointed to all kinds of corporate, political, legal, and judicial corruption associated with the theft of our Birmingham home via wrongful foreclosure. (See here, here, here, and here, for starters). The commenter suggests he knows about events connected to our wrongful foreclosure. Perhaps he would like to testify under oath about that?

(2) You know you are never going to win in a suit of any kind right? This blog is bursting at the seams with posts about unlawful court rulings against us. (See here, here, here, and here.) The commenter suggests he has an insider's knowledge about those rulings. Perhaps he would like to testify under oath about that?

(3) You know Jessica Garrison probably never thinks about you anymore but you think about her all the time right? If the commenter is from Missouri, how would he know much about Garrison, the one-time campaign manager and girlfriend of former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange? Perhaps Garrison has communicated with the commenter and other bad actors in Missouri? Perhaps the commenter, and Garrison, would like to testify under oath about that?

(4) All of this leads to another question: Does the commenter have inside knowledge about multiple financial transactions involving Garrison and her curious ability to obtain pricey housing in Birmingham's "tiny kingdom" of Mountain Brook? For example, public records indicate Garrison has not had a steady job for quite some time, but she managed to purchase a house at 212 Dexter Avenue in Mountain Brook for $835,000. How does that happen? I've had a number of friends in the Dexter Avenue area over the years, and sources say several sets of eyes (with no prompting from me; they have a healthy case of curiosity) are keeping a regular watch on activities around the 212 address. Ironically, I happened to be in Birmingham a few months back and drove through the heart of Mountain Brook. Another such trip might be developing soon, so maybe I can join the "Neighborhood Watch" activities.

Is it possible the commenter is a con artist, one who doesn't know much of anything and is just jerking my chain? Yes. Is it possible the commenter knows even more than he's letting on and would be a strong candidate for a deposition in a federal lawsuit? Yes. Either way, I'm in the process of learning more about him and his apparent ties to Ms. Garrison.

Could the commenter wind up deeply regretting that he sent his vile little message, and do I intend to make sure he is unmasked in a glaring and painful way? Absolutely. Will Jessica Garrison regret screwing around with me for accurately reporting on her tawdry affair with Luther Strange? I don't know exactly how Ms. Garrison's mind works -- and I don't care to know -- but her notorious interview at Marie Claire suggests she has more emotions than brain cells. I suspect that has led her to take some ill-advised steps. -- the kind that could prove costly, even for someone living in Alabama's "tiny kingdom."

After all, Garrison already is defendant in two pending lawsuits, and more may be on the way.


Thomas S. Bean said...

That comment was a way for a Gang Stalker to harass and annoy and distract a Targeted Individual. By posting your response, the stalker can now know that "he got under your skin" to brag about his implicit secret fascistic powers over the target.

These idiots...are pathetic little dorks who never really had any power in their lives: "the bully takes his impotence and turns it into omnipotence over the target".

Bragging about civil rights violations that are never policed by the bozo slime known as FBI-DOJ (who have the prerogative to investigate and prosecute civil rights conspiracies).

Anonymous said...

LS: with all you have seen and experienced, I know that you must take precautions to protect yourself and your wife. You don't need me to remind you to continue to protect yourselves, but I feel a burning need to make that reminder. I'm not a psychic, but I listen to my gut, and while reading this latest post my gut was screaming at me to remind you: protect yourselves. Whatever precautions you usually take, you should double down. You don't know me, but please....this is sent with only good intentions.

Anonymous said...

One of the joys about writing a blog on sensitive topics, in today's environment, must be getting anonymous comments from "brave" guys like this clown.

legalschnauzer said...

@9:17 --

Over the almost 12 years I've written Legal Schnauzer, we've had death threats, threats against our pets, and so on. I don't just write this stuff off. We get quite a few communications, most of which I don't publish, from people who clearly seem deranged.Given that we now have a deranged president, and one political party that is a glorified criminal enterprise, I probably should not be surprised.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put much stock in this threatening comment, except for the reference to Garrison. With her ties to Sessions, Pryor, Strange, Balch & Bingham, RAGA, Steve Marshall, etc., she runs with a bad crowd, and she has Lutha by the balls, big time.

legalschnauzer said...

@9:29 --

Speaking of Garrison and "bad crowds," we've reported on her roundabout ties to NY organized-crime families via gambling kingpin Erik Davis Harp. Here are some of the details:


The Alabama political scene seems an unlikely place for the names of two famed Mafia families to surface. Anyone who has seen The Godfather, Goodfellas, or other Mob movies is likely to associate the Gambino and Genovese crime families with New York City. But we have seen recent signs that organized crime can reach into the Heart of Dixie.

Certain urban areas in the Deep South, especially Atlanta and Miami, are known to host crime-family operations. But a possible Mafia influence in the relatively sedate college town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama? Most Americans probably would not expect to see that. But two political figures--both conservatives, with deep roots in The Machine culture surrounding the University of Alabama--have a business relationship with a man who, according to law-enforcement officials, has ties to the Mob.

Republican operative Jessica Medeiros Garrison and her former husband, Tuscaloosa city councilman Lee Garrison, are partners with a man named Erik Davis Harp in a real-estate venture called Margaritaville, LLC. The company was formed in 2004, with a registered office address of 1201 Greensboro, Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

legalschnauzer said...

Here is more about Jessica Garrison's ties to organized crime, via Erik Davis Harp:

Harp's business pursuits, however, appear to go well beyond real estate. He was one of 30 people indicted in October 2009 in connection with what one press outlet called "a gambling ring with ties to organized crime." Harp was 36 years old at the time of the indictment, and his address was listed as Las Vegas, Nevada. But his roots are in Tuscaloosa, and he apparently met the Garrisons while all three attended the University of Alabama.

Should the public be concerned about this? Well, the Garrisons are significant political players in our state. Jessica Garrison served as campaign manager for Luther Strange's successful 2010 campaign for attorney general and now works for the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) and the Balch Bingham law firm. Lee Garrison has served on the Tuscaloosa City Council since 1997 and currently is running for chair of the Tuscaloosa City School Board, with that spot to be determined in municipal elections tomorrow.

For good measure, the Garrisons are no strangers to controversy. Jessica Garrison and Luther Strange have engaged in a long-running extramarital affair, and she recently hired attorney Bill Baxley to threaten me with a lawsuit for reporting on the matter. Meanwhile, a photograph surfaced last week of Lee Garrison wearing a "penis nose" costume at a Halloween party in 2003.

What does all of this say about the Garrison's judgment? Perhaps that question is best left to voters and the general public. But the Garrisons' ties to Erik Davis Harp might be hard to sweep away.

Anonymous said...

An unemployed single mom buys an $835,000 house in Mountain Brook? Gee, that doesn't smell funny.

Anonymous said...

Lutha probably helped arrange for Jessica to buy the house on Dexter Avenue, so their son could walk to nearby Crestline Elementary.


Anonymous said...

Jessica's daddy, Mike Medeiros, met an unfortunate end. Believe he "fell" off a bridge near Tuscaloosa a few years ago. I wonder if he crossed swords with a foul-tempered individual and wound up on the wrong end of a mob hit.

legalschnauzer said...

@10:34 --

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Here is article about Mike Medeiros' death:


legalschnauzer said...

Here are details about Michael Medeiros' death:

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY | Michael Medeiros, the captain and co-owner of the Bama Belle riverboat, died Friday night when he fell from an interstate bridge.

Medeiros, 59, was driving behind his wife, Nikki, in the southbound lane of Interstate 20/59 when several 18-foot flatbed trailers fell off a truck onto the roadway at mile marker 63, said Sgt. Tim Sartain, an Alabama State Trooper spokesman.

Sartain said Nikki, 47, and the driver of another vehicle, Angelina Spyre, 26, of Eutaw crashed into each other while trying to avoid the trailers.

Sartain said Medeiros stopped his car on the bridge after the crash.

“The best we can tell is that Michael stopped his car and came south to check on his wife, steps over the barrier rail that’s at the edge of the bridge trying to step away from traffic, but in the dark probably didn’t realize he was on a bridge and fell to the ground below,” Sartain said. The distance from the bridge to the ground is estimated to be about 70 feet.

legalschnauzer said...

Here is more on Mike Medeiros' death:

Medeiros was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:02 p.m. Friday.

Medeiros was born in Fall River, Mass., in 1946, but grew up in Portsmouth, R.I.

He spent most of his career as a pilot, initially in the U.S. Army, where he served two tours in Vietnam. He was later a pilot for an airline he helped start in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., called Cape Air -- the largest independent regional airline in the United States.

He married his wife, Nikki, at Katama Airfield in Edgartown, Mass., in 1997.

He moved to Tuscaloosa in 2001 to be closer to his two daughters and captain the Bama Belle -- a modern replica of a paddlewheel riverboat docked on the Black Warrior River in downtown Tuscaloosa - which he and his wife ran sightseeing tours and dinner cruises out of.

Anonymous said...

Has Garrison sued Lowell Barron for defamation yet? He came out and said she and Luther Strange had an affair, right?

legalschnauzer said...

@2:43 --

I'm pretty sure Garrison hasn't found the time to sue Lowell Barron yet. But I'm sure Bill Baxley is working on the complaint as we speak.

Funny how it's false and defamatory when I report on the Jessica-Lutha affair, but it's fine when a former state lawmaker says the same thing in a public forum

legalschnauzer said...

For those who aren't familiar with Lowell Barron's statements re: the Garrison-Strange affair, here is a portion of our post on the subject:


Republican operative Jessica Medeiros Garrison and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange had an extramarital affair, as we reported in fall 2013, according to a recent interview with the former president of the Alabama Senate. The affair is such common knowledge that Lowell Barron referred to it as "infamous"--and Barron said the topic is so sensitive that it restricts the way Strange does his job.

The statements shine new light on Garrison's lawsuit against Legal Schnauzer, alleging our reporting on her affair with Strange was false and defamatory. It also raises questions about a $3.5-million default judgment Garrison received primarily because my wife, Carol, and I had to leave Alabama when we lost our home of 25 years in a foreclosure that almost certainly was wrongful. We have shown that the judgment is void, as a matter of law, and it was based almost entirely on a mountain of fraud and perjury. . . .

Barron, a Democrat from Fyffe, served in the Alabama Legislature for 28 years. His comments came in a recent interview with Marcus Echols at BlogTalk Radio on "Bringing Voices to Power." Strange brought an indictment against Barron in April 2013 on charges of campaign finance law violations, but the AG's office filed a motion to dismiss all charges in August 2014, and the court granted it.

legalschnauzer said...

Here is more from Lowell Barron:

Echols asked Barron about the current sex scandal involving Gov. Robert Bentley and former advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason, which includes revelations that Mason and her husband, Jon, have made roughly $1 million since Bentley took office in 2011. Barron was quick to compare it to the Strange/Garrison relationship:

"[Mason] got $500,000 in his campaign . . .That's the same thing Luther Strange did; he paid his mistress, Ms. Garrison, $450,000 to $460,000 during his campaign. They were fussing at me paying my assistant a $50,000 bonus when my campaign was over . . . these people have done much worse . . . With the evidence out on Bentley now, it's pretty obvious what has been going on behind closed doors with him and the young lady they say is really the governor. . . . It's just sad."

Barron said he's seen evidence firsthand that the Garrison affair affects the way Strange does his job. During the trial in DeKalb County, Barron's lawyers filed a subpoena, seeking to have Strange testify about his relationship with Garrison and payments he had made to her. The judge in the case did not immediately rule on Barron's efforts to have Strange testify, and the issue still was on the table when the AG's office asked to have the case dismissed.

In the Echols interview, Barron suggested any investigation of Gov. Bentley will have to come from the U.S. Department of Justice because Luther Strange will be unable to do it at the state level, In fact, Barron said he is surprised the AG's office pursued an investigation of House Speaker Mike Hubbard, which produced a 23-count indictment on alleged ethics-law violations:

"Luther Strange is so compromised that he cannot go after the governor. What happened in my case . . . my attorney asked the judge to allow us to get Luther Strange to testify in my case. The judge left that open and didn't rule on it. Once the judge didn't rule on whether we could put Luther Strange on the stand, my case went away.

"Luther Strange cannot stand to be deposed or be put on the stand because his shenanigans with Ms. Garrison would come out in the open. This whole bunch is compromised. You can't have clean government when you are dirty. Nothing is going to happen [in the Bentley case] with the attorney general's office. I'm shocked they've done anything about the speaker."

GR said...

@8:38 --

I understand your concerns about precautions for Mr. Schnauzer, so please allow me to add to your line of thought. I think Ms. Garrison might be wise to take precautions, too. She is the primary caretaker of a young son, so it probably is not wise to mess with the lives of others the way she has. She and her GOP cohorts seem to think they can push anyone to the nth degree and not suffer any consequences, including painful ones. Well, that might not necessarily be so. I know quite a few people, including myself, who already would have taken drastic action against her for grief she has heaped on others. She's lucky to have crossed peaceful people, but those folks might not be peaceful forever. As the Good Book says: "Whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”

Anonymous said...

Aboard the Eliza Battle the crew was holding a evening war briefing when John and Thomas Yancey entered the Galley and asked the Captain to tell a bed-time story. The Captain replied that he would tell the story of Big Luther being introduced to Fluid Intelligence. The Captain began: One day Big Luther and Young Jessica were digging a hole. Young Jessica asked why they were digging a hole and Mike was sitting under the shade tree drinking iced tea. Big Luther replied that he would ask Mike, why? Mike takes a big swallow of iced tea, then gets up and replies, " Big Luther! I've got Fluid Intelligence and all you got is Crystallized intelligence." Big Luther replied, "What's that." Mike laid his hand against the tree and asked Big Luther to hit Mike's hand with his fist. Big Luther took a swing at Mike's hand and Mike moved his hand at the last moment---- and Big Luther hit the tree with his fist. Mike replied, "That's Fluid Intelligence." Big Luther jumped back in the hole and Young Jessica asked what he found out. Big Luther replied that Mike had Fluid Intelligence. Young Jessica replied," Fluid Intelligence! What's that." Big Luther placed his hand against his face and said," Hit my hand with your shovel."

legalschnauzer said...


One of your all-time great efforts. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Alabama, did you notice the Sunday NY Times article on the fleecing of Remington Arms? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/01/magazine/remington-guns-jobs-huntsville.html The Masters of the Universe are back! Only now they're calling themselves "private equity funds" this time around the casino block.

legalschnauzer said...

@6:28 --

No, I had not seen that. Thanks for sharing.

e.a.f. said...

Organize crime moving to small towns makes sense. There are fewer police to "observe" the activities. It is also expensive to set up an operation. Making in roads in politics is much easier. Less competition. Join the local golf club and you proceed. Golf courses are also excellent for laundering money. Some time ago, Empty Wheel, a blog, invited people to suggest how to launder money via a golf course. It was funny, but also educational. Living in British Columbia, we know all about money laundering. When it all became more prevalent, wanting to know more, typed in blogs dealing with gambling, casinos, politicians, coal and up came L.S. which over the years provided much insight. Our casinos in B.C. launder at least a billion a year. In 2018, $5 billion was laundered via our economy. They laundered so much money via our economy it raised the price of houses at least 5% in the province and may have increased the price of houses in Vancouver by as much as 20%. There is now a judicial enquiry into the whole mess.

e.a.f. said...

My take on the writer is, they lack a firm grounding in English, which maybe the result of an inadequate education.

Taking into account some of us frequently ignore/forget grammar rules when commenting on blogs, it is usually seen in lengthier comments. This, in my opinion, maybe some one who without a good educational grounding in English grammar.

The use of the word "right" at the end of the first two sentences indicates a troll or perhaps some one with an attitude. This may be their attempt at gloating.

Sentence three indicates the person is not familiar with Jessica G. because they use the word "probably". The combination of the words probably and never, demonstrates a lack of education. Never is along time. It is my opinion this person does not know J.G. or pretends not to. Human nature, being what it is the law of averages suggest you do "flit" through her mind from time to time.

The use of the slang term "jumped the shark" indicates to me, the person is trying to impress. However using the term today indicates the writer themselves is some what dated and has a limited vocabulary.

"save up"
"get another house"
Again indicates a lower socio economic educational level.
One does not say saves up, but rather save.
You do not pick up a house, you purchase one.

"comedy elements": correct form, comedic elements.
"beat" this joke to death; the correct word would be "beaten"

Referring to you as "champ" indicates to me, the writer may not have an extensive grasp of the English language. Perhaps another troll from another country or just some dumb southern hick. One can never truly tell. It is doubtful any of the others involved in all of this, as covered by your blog over the years, ever expected you to fight on as long as you have. They may not have heard of the phrase, revenge is a dish best eaten cold.

Given I do not live in the U.S.A. and am not familiar with "local" expressions I may be off the mark.

legalschnauzer said...

e.a.f. --

You make lots of good points that I had not noticed. Thanks for sharing.

Grammar can reveal a lot.