This is a long and detailed post I suggest you sit down and take the time to read through it slowly.
Since I posted Linda Taylors interview, which I consider a self-interview and self-serving, I have been looking into her activities that lead to the arrest and eventual trial of AJ Pontillo.
See previous post concerning activities between her and law Enforcement In Stanislaus DA’s office click here
I began looking closer at said interview and following links that she had posted.
The second question in the so-called interview was Did you work the Aj bail bonds case?
Her response was: “I’m not a police officer so no I didn’t work on the case.” In my opinion this statement is false due to the FBI report that she had initiated that stated she had been doing an investigation of the bail bond industry and illegal immigrants see FBI report Here.
In those seven pages of reports there are three contacts between Linda Taylor and the FBI and all state that she had been conducting an investigation for several months and in fact on the last contact she requested to continue to be part of the collection of victims and witnesses and was advised not to. So it appears she wanted to continue to be part of the investigation and do law enforcement job for them.
The last answer on page one she in fact contradicted her own words and said she had interviewed about 20 witness’s and victims, she also stated she “I have a list of names and their testimony” again confirming her activities of an investigation and taking statements and keeping evidence but never to my knowledge revealed those names and their testimony.
Question 3 on page two:
Q. Have you ever worked as an informant for law enforcement?
No I have not.
But her actions of reporting and giving so much information about so many people was exactly what an informant does.
Question #5 on page 2:
Q. Did anyone from the District Attorney’s office, the Sheriff’s Department, the FBI, or any other law enforcement group or organization share information with you on the investigation of Aj’s bail bonds?
No they did not.
This I do not feel is true because if you look at the FBI report Here, on the first page she had been in contact with a Friend at the DA’s office who had advised her to look into AJ bail Bonds when she started her investigation.
The next question was:
Q. AJ started a blog that accuses DA investigator Steve Jacobson of leaking information about this case to you, is there any truth to that?
Her answer was
A. No. I did not receive information from Steve Jacobson on any investigation
Again I do not believe this to be true on page#7 it says she did mention that she was working with DA investigator Jacobson and also said she had contact with a couple of other special agents from the FBI.
The next question said:
Q. On Aj’s blog he posted FBI documents with your name on them, have you seen them?
I haven’t taken the time to read them. I can’t tell you if they are accurate or not. However, if the documents claim that I was the one who went to law enforcement with information I received through numerous interviews then that would be accurate.
Again I feel this not to be true because the link where it says AJ’s blog is a link to Dawgs Blog and the link goes directly to my May 19, 2015 post that has the FBI report on it. The same report I have been referring to and linking to in this post. So she obviously has been reading them. And to my knowledge AJ Pontillo has never started a blog.
In the next question she said this is not the first time she has been involved in criminal investigation and in fact it appeared to be bragging that there had been more. What comes to mind is she working for the law enforcement in this area and possibly been used to subvert the limitations that Law Enforcement may have on them where a private citizen may not be held to the same standard.
In the next to last question on page #2 she had put up 3 links, one to a Turlock journal newspaper article concerning Frank Carson http://www.turlockjournal.com/archives/24720/
The 3rd link is to AJ’s Facebook page and she states: You have Aleo Pontillo threatening people using military lingo and he now has a Facebook page dedicated to his hatred of law enforcement. It’s a circus complete with puppets and dancing bears.
The second link I find incredibly interesting, here is the sentence with the link:
He also has some investigators working for him that are accused of criminal activity as well.
If you click on that link in blue in the above line it will take you to a blog titled Understanding Bail Bonds. It is a post on the case of Praveen Singh, a Modesto bail bondsman who was arrested on Murder and Solicitation Charges. It talks
about Singh being involved in the murder of the Korey Kauffman murder. I encourage everyone to read that article before reading on. Pay special attention to the alleged writer of that blog who has a picture and a short “about me” at the bottom, in addition there is a link to a google plus profile.
The name is Clive Johnson and he says he lives in the Tucson, Arizona area and runs Kaplin Bail Bonds since 1988 and here is his picture
If you click on his latest posts link it says there are two other articles in addition to the above linked post. All posts are dated Jan.1 1970. In addition there is a Home page with Bail Bond information and some other information regarding the Bail bond industry.
I began looking for Kaplin Bail Bonds in the Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona area with no results so I then began looking for a Clive Johnson in the Tucson area with no results through a few public data bases I am familiar with no results.
I then took his image and did a Google image search and here is my results in several screen shots notice his picture is all over north America as different people Click here for the Google image results and remember there are three pages.
So what does all this mean?
It appears someone had put up a fake blog to talk about the bail industry and bad mouth local Bail agents, notice the articles are mostly concerned with California and most of those are about Modesto agents and Frank Carson with a picture of a man who is being used all over the internet on different profiles in different areas.
I also find it interesting that she, Linda Taylor, had used this particular blog to link up in her self-interview to slam more bail agents and try to link Frank Carson to the Korey Kauffman murder.
Another coincidence is there has been an agitator commenting on the Modesto Bee articles concerning Korey Kauffman, and he has almost been harassing anyone who comments regarding the Frank Carson et al case that is currently in a preliminary hearing. This person has no photo, no cover photo, and a locked down page so no pictures, friends list or timeline can be seen, I feel there is nothing to see anyway but he does have one friend at least that is in the Phoenix area with the last name of Carroll. Strange coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. That is more of a coincidence that the evidence I have seen in the Carson et al case.
Lindas last self-serving statement at the end of her interview:
Q. What can we expect from you in future?
A. I’m not going anywhere. I will continue to help make Stanislaus County a better place to live and continue to work with anti drug coalitions to stop the proliferation of drug use in our communities.
The question is has she made Stanislaus county a better place to live with these type activities? I feel this type stuff just feeds more into the corruption. You tell me what you think……..