1991 - 1995
Political Retribution in Family Court for Blowing the Whistle?
- Letter to Attorney, Parrish Debating the Disclosure of the
Connection Between the Pension Fund Embezzlement and the Charges Filed
in the Family Court
- Report of Embezzlement, DA Interview, Transcript
During the period of 1991 through
1995 Harmon was married to Dearna Garcia, had two children, Danielle and
Isaac Wilfred and relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado to start life
anew. He then took a position with the El Paso County Pension Fund
through their hired contractors, Re-Max Real Estate and Paragon
Properties to renovate, lease and sell the Funds recently purchased
properties. In the process he discovered in 1994-95 that the Fund
properties were obtained from the same shell company, 3M Greco, involved
in his class action suit that purchased Harmon's property from the
RTC, and that the Fund Administrator Michael Witty, and the contractors
Harmon was working for were skimming money from the Fund on these deals
to their personal benefit. No surprise considering the underhanded
character of the original RTC / 3M Greco deal. When Harmon challenged
the contractors and the Fund by reporting the embezzlement to the local
District Attorney, he discovered that DA's Jeanne Smith and John
Suthers, the contractors and Witty were all a part of the same club, and
they would cover each others indiscretions no matter what. In a
strange turn of events that involved Harmon's reporting the DA to the
FBI for covering up the embezzlement, his current marriage falling apart
due to his new wife Dearna's abuse of his children, and the DA
connecting the two events in family court to obtain custody related
criminal charges against him in retribution for having blown the whistle
to the FBI, Harmon finally woke up to the harsh reality of the Colorado
"Good Old Boy" Network.
5 provides two letters of debate with Harmon's newly retained attorney
Dale Parrish in March of 1999. The debate involved the revealing of the
1994-95 connection between the El Paso County Pension Fund embezzlement
scheme and the charges to be confronted in the Family Court, thereby
utilizing this connection as an affirmative defense. Upon taking this
information to the El Paso County DA's office initially in 1999 with the
threat to relate these family court charges directly to the Pension
Fund embezzlement case, Parish discovered Jeanne Smith's and John
Suthers' immediate resolve to cover their own butts and protect their
friends when the next day the investigative evidence involving Suthers
and Smith's two year cover-up of the Pension Fund scam was confiscated
from Harmon's friends apartment by a bogus search warrant. The warrant
was in regard to an unrelated investigation as a diversion to obtain the
original investigative evidence involving Suthers and Smith. After
this incident, Parish was very nervous about any further challenges
toward DA Suthers, especially the reporting of his activity to the US Justice Department.
the moment the charges were issued in the Family Court in 1997,
Harmon knew that DA's Suthers and Smith were behind this action as
retribution for forcing their hand against their "good old boy"
contractor friends, Michael Witty, Russell Roehrkasse, Douglas Dragoo
and Ed Hume reportedly involved in the Pension Fund embezzlement scheme
through various entities including Paragon Properties and Pinnacle
Investments. See Section 6, Gregory Craig summary, first PDF, pgs 10-33
and second PDF, Denver Post article for a detailed description and
outline of Harmon's investigation and outlined evidence of the pension
fund embezzlement scheme originally provided to the DA in September,
1994. When Suthers and Smith were forced by Harmon's report to the
newspapers and the FBI to investigate and prosecute Pension Fund
administrator, Michael Witty nearly two years after the scam was
originally exposed by Harmon, they deliberately avoided the potential
embarrassment of the public disclosure of Harmon's original
investigation and report to the DA. The transcript of the minutes of the
meeting regarding the report of embezzlement of monies from the El Paso
County Pension Fund with John Kramer, the DA's investigator is proof of
Harmon's original involvement in exposing the crime. In the end, not
only did the wealthy contractors involved get off "Scot" free, but
Witty's conviction and 18 year sentence was dismissed because of errors
made by DA Jeanne Smith in prosecuting the case... Surprise, Surprise!
Index of PDF Documents in Case History Section 5
Pg 2 Letter to Dale Parrish PC, regarding Pension Fund Embezzlement.
Pg 4 Transcripts of the Minutes of the meeting with the DA’s Office regarding the
embezzlement of Pension Funds.
such damning and unequivocal evidence to more than justify a full
investigation of embezzlement, what happened in the DA’s office to halt
the investigation of the Pension Fund Embezzlement scam for 2 years?
Why did Assistant DA Jeanne Smith assign Deputy DA Dan May to the
investigation knowing that he was a Pension Fund board member?
was/is DA/US Attorney John Suthers and DA Jeanne Smith protecting in
continuing to cover-up the full extent of the embezzlement. Were
the powerful real estate companies operated by Witty's accomplices Doug
Dragoo, Russell Roehrkasse and Ed Hume, political constituents of
Suthers and Smith?
was it necessary for Harmon to go to the media to get this information
out into the public domain and ultimately to the FBI to get DA's Suthers
and Smith to act?
was Witty the only person charged when his accomplice contractors,
Dragoo, Roehrkasse and Hume were reported with clear documented evidence
as the ones embezzling the lion’s share of the money? Was this a John
Suthers / Smith "Good old Boy" cover-up?
is it that Witty's embezzlement charges were ultimately dismissed as a
direct result of DA Smith's technical errors? See Witty's dismissal