FRANK CARSON OPINION PIECE…….

NO SILVER BULLET FOR PROSECUTION

FRANK CARSON CASE


BY WILLIAM THOMAS JENSEN (TOM)

With no court today, I am reflecting on the last six months of testimony in the Frank Carson case. Why this preliminary trial has taken so long puzzles me. There has been very little evidence presented, and a whole lot of time and money spent. I wonder why the DA keeps doing political prosecutions, given their dismal track record on these fiascos.033016_2222_WHYISFRANKC1.jpg

I first became aware of these political prosecutions with the trial of our former Mayor Carmen Sabatino. I attended every day of testimony in that trial, and reported on what I saw happen. There was no justification for the 12 felony counts brought against Carmen. He prevailed in court. Frank Carson was his defense attorney, and did a simply brilliant job in defending the innocent.

AJ Pontillo who is a local bail bondsman was the next political trial I was concerned with.072616_0058_FRANKCARSON2.jpg The authorities tried to say AJ was kidnapping some of his clients by handcuffing them at his office when they would try to skip out on making payments, and threatening to take them back to jail. That is simply something that is done in the bail bonds industry, and AJ was found totally innocent of all charges. AJ’s pregnant wife and baby died partly as a result of the stress that they had to go through. Frank Carson defended AJ in this trial.

072616_0058_frankcarson3Frank Drummond was the third political trial that I attended. Frank was teaching Police Science classes at the Modesto Junior College, and busted several local police officers who worked in the program for misconduct. The DA tried to convince a jury that Frank Drummond was a child molester. The DA failed to convict Mr. Drummond. Frank Carson defended Frank Drummond.

Now Frank Carson is having to endure the trial of his life. A young drug addicted man named Korey Kauffman was known to be stealing antiques and scrap metal from the Carson property in Turlock. He ends up being found dead in the mountains. The DA is trying to hold Frank Carson to trial for his murder. There really is no proof that Korey Kauffman was killed. Six months of testimony has provided very little evidence, and it is all being provided by drug addicts, felons, and people who are getting special consideration with their legal troubles from the DA’s office. The misconduct committed by the prosecution in this case is staggering, and will be addressed in a motion to dismiss in the next few days.

So let’s get back to the reason why they keep doing these political prosecutions. I believe that the prosecution is willing to spend our tax dollars 022317_1459_WARRENYATES5.jpgendlessly because they are being allowed to do so. In many cases, they are being encouraged to do so from powerful people in our community that are using the court system to accomplish their goals. We live in an area with very limited financial assets, but they are more than willing to squander our tax dollars to try to destroy people that they dislike.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk to one of the defense attorneys. I was told that the prosecution has already presented the best evidence that they have. I was told that there is nothing to worry about in the cell phone conversations that were intercepted. The attorney told me that there “Is simply nothing there” to worry about. The same thing goes for the cell phone tower ping testimony that will be heard soon.

It appears that the prosecution is not going to put Michael Cooley, or the confessed killer Robert Woody on the stand. I am told that Cooley is a heroin addict, and they are afraid of what they may get from him on the stand. Bruce Perry, the attorney for Robert Woody has been sitting in court every day, and watching the testimony. I believe he sees what we all see; that the prosecution has a very weak case. I do not think that Robert Woody is willing to cooperate with the prosecution based on this fact. Woody may be taking a different approach to his defense, based on the advice of his attorney. Just speculating on this folks.

I believe the prosecution believes that they win these cases even when they lose. They succeed in draining the financial resources of their enemies, destroying their political careers, and putting people on notice that they are not to be messed with. They like to inflict the maximum amount of pain that is possible. That is why it has taken 6 months to produce such a weak case.

We are at a figure of over $4 million for this preliminary trial, and the prosecution has “No Silver Bullet” to save their case. They have shot their best rounds already. They may have enough to carry this over to a trial before a jury of 12 people, but can never win a conviction. The total cost will be staggering. They don’t care. It’s not their money that is being wasted, and they are being allowed to spend it any way their perverted minds want. In the meantime, innocent people suffer in jail, while they see their life savings disappear.

Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)

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29 thoughts on “FRANK CARSON OPINION PIECE…….

  1. Thank you Tom for posting the truth about this case as well as the others.
    The amount of money being wasted on this case is staggering, and as you said
    there is nobody that seems to care about stopping this bullshit.
    Not even the County Supervisors that we, the tax payers elect into office
    will respond to our emails. I have sent out to Vito Cheisa who is my district supervisor.
    Apparently he must be just too damn busy to care about the tax payers in his district. Sorry, but I won’t be voting for this lame ass.
    I wholly encourage all Stanislaus County Tax payers to write to their supervisors and demand
    they answer to all this bullshit the DA is costing us.

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    • I did a little math 4 million divided by about 520,000 give or take our county population comes out to about $6.70. The caveat though is most of the people in our county are poor and 30% are under 18. A very large amount of people are below poverty line 20% and receive government services. If you use 100,000 as a tax payer base it is $40. If you add in negative externalities which is sort impossible to figure out, but none-the-less have a long ripple effect for years to come. So the true cost to tax payers is hard say.

      http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/06099

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  2. Well said. When I was in court a few days ago I noticed that several of the defendants and defense attorneys seemed more relaxed and more at ease than they were the last time I was in court which was a couple if months ago. They were smiling and joking with each other. I think they know that they are winning. I know the court has very broad discretion to hold cases over to trial but I hope this judge will see through the smoke and mirrors and not do so. The recordings of the Atwalls are exceptionally hilarious. They call Bunch and Jacobsen words and names I have never even heard of before. They must have known they were being recorded. Btw. There was another case I believe was politically motivated: the silhouettes case.

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    • “Sister Fucker” seems one of the favorite cuss words in their culture. I did have to laugh when I kept reading “sister fucker” here and there and I noticed it was only when they were speaking to each other. Each culture has its own unique way of cussing.

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  3. Yeah right. Korey Kauffman decided all of a sudden to go camping in a remote part of Mariposa county, lost his footing and fell down into a ravine. Or maybe he was abducted by aliens and they threw him out of their
    saucer for complaining about the tooth job that the overly generous Atwal brother’s paid for with 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

    Nobody pays Robert Woody $11,000 because they “just wanna help out”. Geez, how lucky can Carson get
    that the guy just disappears like that? Unless LE lied about the wire-tapped conversations wherein Baljit or Daljit Atwal allegedly stated that the detectives wanted to talk with him “about the murder” when Korey Kauffman was still merely a “missing person”, how can any Judge ignore such a self-incriminating statement?

    Carson had a problem. Carson doesn’t like or trust ANY law enforcement ANYWHERE so he goes the self-help route. He certainly has access to hundreds if not thousands of dependent dirt bags to do his dirty work. His good buddy and business partner, Praveen Singh, was reported in the Bee to have actively solicited thugs to do a drive by shooting of a neighbor because of a dispute about colorful carp. Birds of a feather? And who would ever believe the dependent dirt bags as opposed to protests from the priestly Carson? Does Carson have any connections to the Northern Riders motorcycle gang? So you bloggers are saying that despite Carson being pre-occupied to all extents about a continuous & prolonged theft(s) of his precious junk/antiques, all of a sudden it all stops, like a divine intervention. How effing lucky can one get?

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    • since no wiretap information has been introduced how do you know that?
      If you do not believe what we are reporting in court why are you on this site?
      Don’t get me wrong you are welcome as long as you stay civil, I love opinions

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    • I have to believe Marty is speaking terms of evidence of the narrative the DA is presenting. Also, we cannot get angry at Carson for being a good attorney. Well, I guess you can, but he did run for DA and his skills could have been used by the people of Stanislaus County. If we are going to end a lot sentences with question marks, my biggest one is why wasn’t Colley’s property included in the search warrant?

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      • Cooley was only the violent criminal who was extremely jealous of Eula and the last one to see Korey alive. Why would they search his property where the bike was buried? (note sarcasm)
        He was never part of this agenda and is still walking the streets today, In fact I received a still shot from a video recently showing Cooley go through a dumpster looking for metals at about 3:00am in the Turlock area.

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    • How do we know for fact that Cooley didn’t kill him and bury him, then dig him back up..? they did bury a dog and bicycle at Cooley’s house… then dug those back up.

      How do we know that he didn’t die of drug overdose..?

      There has been no evidence that offers proof he was murdered.. only proof offered is that he is dead. And There is only ONE PERSON that has confessed to the killing. And we have not seen or heard any testimony from that person, whom just happens to be a convicted felon, now facing life in prison.

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    • Huntz Hall,
      I would love to know where you heard the figure of $11,000? I’ve heard several figures of how much it cost for Robert Woody’s new teeth but as I understand the process was started long before 2012. You sure have a lot of information that has not been put out to the public. 🤔

      As for these Atwal brothers buying stuff for Robert Woody, they have admitted to that in court so its no secret. He worked at their store for years so they bought him things in exchange for his work. I know it has been brought out in court that they’ve paid electricity bills for his family and helped them out with things that they needed. Robert’s parents had no problem going down to the store and asking for handouts even after Robert was arrested (and they supposedly “knew the truth about what happened”). What a lie! These people will all say and do anything to help themselves out.

      Beverly Woody should be sitting in jail right now if her story is “true”. She got up on the stand and told everyone that she knew about this murder since day one but lied to cops repeatedly over the last 4 years. If she would lie back then what is to say she’s not lying now? She even told the court room that she would like for her son. I’m sorry but this is a serious crime and nobody should be lying about anything. You can’t believe anything that these witnesses are saying.

      As for Korey’s death, I think what people are saying is there’s no proof he was ever murdered at this point. No one seriously thinks he just died. But there’s definitely more to the story and the fact that Michael Cooley or this gang member Korey ripped off days before he went missing were never looked at the suspects is very upsetting. The DAs office is trying to make their story true but it just doesn’t work. Everyone in Stanislaus county (and those following the case) know that this is a personal vendetta against Frank Carson. I do not know Carson but there is no way that I could
      find him or any of these defendants guilty with whats been presented in this prelim.

      You can think whatever you want but unless you’re in court every day hearing this firsthand you really have no business commenting on information that’s false.

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      • Just to vent, I went to the dentist because a filling fell out- $200. They gave him an appointment later. I went. I thought they were going to do more with filling or check it real quick- $400! I am not even sure what they are doing. Then they send into this little room where some lady has this printed out sheet that says I need $3,000 in more dental work. I don’t! My teeth are fine for me. I am a go to dentist when I cannot take the pain anymore person. I am not sure what they did with Woody’s teeth, but if it was something big it might be over $10,000. I guess it would depend if it was a root canal job, or cosmetic dental work so he could meet chicks the way Hampton does. I guess it would also depend on how much the Atwals were willing to pay. If it was $11,000 the dentist would find $11,000 worth of work.

        Just venting about expensive dental work.

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  4. Woops! Sorry Tom this was your opinion piece? We must thank Marty though too for keeping us informed too.

    Simple question though- whom would you choose for DA to protect the people of Stanislaus County? Fladager or Carson?

    It is time for you to put a poll Dawg!

    Flagader or Carson for DA?

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  5. One more thought.

    First though I want to state at of respect for the regular “anonymous” person who writes with much more seriousness, and clarity, than myself. Depending on the browser or computer, sometimes I pop up as anonymous. I am Fred Anonymous, and you probably can quickly distinguish which anonymous is which. I just do not want people attacking coherent anonymous for what craziness I might write. (TMI I know)

    Sitting around here, reading all the opinions, and interesting items about this case a thought passed through my head (which is amazing because I am an in the one ear out the other type of person)

    I wish Hampton would have talked with the Atwals on expanding his vulgar language. I think Hampton would have really enjoyed using a new cuss word- “Sister Fucker!” It might be tough on him at first, because his initial response might have been “How did you what I was doing with sister?” Then once he gasped the context of its meaning and how to use it, with his new vocal skills I imagine all the prosecution and bloggers would all have been called “sister fuckers!” So in the event we do not see Hampton again, on his behalf and Fererria I say to you bloggers and defense attorneys “You are sister fuckers!”

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    • Glad we are hitting a nerve on you Mr. or Ms. too chicken shit to leave your name asshole. Tom Jensen

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      • I was joking Tom! I have been reading your blogs and Marty’s for a long-time and appreciating it. I hope you were using sarcasm? If so, you nailed me. If not, I was just throwing in some levity in an other wise very serious matter. I apologize I only it meant it as a joke. Something Hampton might have said if he read the affidavit. I am in full appreciation of what you do as the Bee is doing a horrible job. I wake-up each morning to read what you have written. It has become my morning routine. Again, if you were using sarcasm, I hope you were, you nailed me. If not, I apologize. You do a great job.

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  6. Huntz Hall you are nothing more than a dead actor. Why don’t you use your real name? Are you a pussy too? Can’t even show who you really are. More than likely one more of the lowlifes or snitch Mark Davis. All you are doing is talking out of your ass a bunch of shit. For someone who doesn’t seem to know his name you need to seek help. Carson is not afraid of anything or anybody it’s the corrupted jerks and wantabes like yourself that feel threatened by him that talk big but hide behind a fake ID. Step up or shut the fuck up. You are nothing more than wasted space on this earth. To this date no one really knows how Korey died.. They say he was shot, but no bullet hole found. His DNA not on the so called bullet found. Why didn’t they test the same type of bullets Cooley had at his house? Why wasn’t searches done in detail on the Cooley gang? Wake up and start asking other questions and following the corrupted DA and law enforcement with their hatred and vendetta they are sole basing this case on.

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    • Sorry anonymous, I have not been reading the comments until just the last couple of days. I really thought that you were serious about those comments. My bad. I work my ass off doing this, and took them seriously. We have been getting allot of grief from misguided people who believe Frank Carson and the others did this thing. Today’s article about our DA in the Bee is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg in what is happening at her office. My apologies go out to you. Try to find the courage to put your name out there. There is strength in numbers, and we need to be counted by the Board of Supervisors. The more good people out there that speak out, the more likely we are that they will get off their fat asses and do something to right the wrong. I am stupid sometimes; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)

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  7. At 141:24 to 143:2 of the released affidavit, “on 7/15/2012 at 2045 hours, D. Atwal spoke to Scott McFarlane – Scott: So what happened at your house? What’d they do? D: Nothing, they check everything, my garage, my fucking ah bed then ah ah, the garage bed and ah attic inside. They, they spent like 3 hours there. Scott: No but they had to, I mean they’re supposed to show you the warrant. The warrant says what you are looking for. D: “They’re looking for clues for the murder, anything.” Scott” “That’s what it said on the warrant?” Daljit: “Yeah, I show you paperwork tomorrow. I have in the house….. ”

    Note: The above conversation was in English, not Punjabi. So all the “points” the defense spent with the translators is a total effing waste of time – McFarlane would not understand any dialect of “Punjabi”. Most importantly, sister fucker Daljit and his dip shit defense lawyer do not, and cannot have any explanation why Daljit characterized Korey Kauffman’s missing person status as a “murder” other than that he either knew personally that KK had been murdered (because he was present at the time) or that he heard about it from the co-conspirators. He sure as shit did not report to any LE that he knew about a murder, did he? And Daljit sure as shit did not ever see a search warrant before 7/15/2012 that identified a search in connection with a “murder”. Good ole “sister fucker” fucked up in good ole Anglish.

    Further note: On August 9, 2012 (about 3 weeks after the Daljit/McFarlane captured conversation) the affidavit reports the letter written by Det. Barringer to Frank C. Carson specifically referencing that it was written in regards to: “K. Kauffman Missing Person Investigation #512-10194” not a “murder”.

    At 110:19-22 Carson misleads his own mom that he had “talked” with LE when he had not. Carson wanted it to appear that he was “cooperating with LE” by repeatedly stating that he would answer “written questions” but he continually refused to do so, playing the “victim of LE”. He also lied to his wife about it as is recounted in detail in the affidavit.

    Korey Kauffman’s skull was discovered by a couple of hunters in Mariposa on August 19, 2013. See affidavit at p. 180. On August 22, 2013 the Mariposa Sheriff’s Dept. recovered the skeletal remains (per Det. Hendricks). At p. 186, 14-18 it states, “In October of 2012, at that point in the investigation, there was no confirmation that Korey Kauffman was actually deceased or was murdered…. but goes on to say that Woody described fingers being cut off from Korey Kauffman.

    I do not know why LE did not dig around Michael Cooley’s house for “evidence” or check his ammo. Maybe they did not want to waste time or resources since they had Daljit and Carson’s aberrant behavior and self-incriminating statements.

    My recall is that the D.A. told the judge or presumably submitted into evidence those wiretaps (about 150 or so) she deemed relevant. Maybe Carson is losing weight because he knows he will eventually be found out or because he fears Daljit or Baljit will soon flip on him. If Daljit’s lawyer was even halfway competent, he or she would have already cut a deal with the D.A. before the whole ship goes down. The D.A. who is running this case is a lot smarter than you think and she has already established probable cause.

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    • If you know so much and are so confident why are you posting anonymously?
      And have you been in court every day to know all these things and you know how well the da is doing their job?
      Let’s have some honest discussions about this I am not hiding who I am mr. Hall why are you?

      In addition many of the things that have been said in the affidavit have not been revealed in court or come out differently in court
      And you seem to be confused about the translators because they were not put up by the defense but they were put up by the prosecution of course the defense is going to do their job.
      You keep referring to the affidavit but none has been brought up in court so it’s mute until it is.
      I would seriously like to have an open discussion with you on this and some more insight from you on this but apparently you don’t really want to stand by what you’re saying by using Anonymous and fictitious names.

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      • If you’re honest with me I’m willing to keep your name private between you and me but it will be an open discussion on the site

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  8. At 141:24 to 143:2 of the released affidavit, “on 7/15/2012 at 2045 hours, D. Atwal spoke to Scott McFarlane – Scott: So what happened at your house? What’d they do? D: Nothing, they check everything, my garage, my fucking ah bed then ah ah, the garage bed and ah attic inside. They, they spent like 3 hours there. Scott: No but they had to, I mean they’re supposed to show you the warrant. The warrant says what you are looking for. D: “They’re looking for clues for the murder, anything.” Scott” “That’s what it said on the warrant?” Daljit: “Yeah, I show you paperwork tomorrow. I have in the house….. ”

    Note: The above conversation was in English, not Punjabi. So all the “points” the defense spent with the translators is a total effing waste of time – McFarlane would not understand any dialect of “Punjabi”. Most importantly, sister fucker Daljit and his dip shit defense lawyer do not, and cannot have any explanation why Daljit characterized Korey Kauffman’s missing person status as a “murder” other than that he either knew personally that KK had been murdered (because he was present at the time) or that he heard about it from the co-conspirators. He sure as shit did not report to any LE that he knew about a murder, did he? And Daljit sure as shit did not ever see a search warrant before 7/15/2012 that identified a search in connection with a “murder”. Good ole “sister fucker” fucked up in good ole Anglish.

    Further note: On August 9, 2012 (about 3 weeks after the Daljit/McFarlane captured conversation) the affidavit reports the letter written by Det. Barringer to Frank C. Carson specifically referencing that it was written in regards to: “K. Kauffman Missing Person Investigation #512-10194” not a “murder”.

    At 110:19-22 Carson misleads his own mom that he had “talked” with LE when he had not. Carson wanted it to appear that he was “cooperating with LE” by repeatedly stating that he would answer “written questions” but he continually refused to do so, playing the “victim of LE”. He also lied to his wife about it as is recounted in detail in the affidavit.

    Korey Kauffman’s skull was discovered by a couple of hunters in Mariposa on August 19, 2013. See affidavit at p. 180. On August 22, 2013 the Mariposa Sheriff’s Dept. recovered the skeletal remains (per Det. Hendricks). At p. 186, 14-18 it states, “In October of 2012, at that point in the investigation, there was no confirmation that Korey Kauffman was actually deceased or was murdered…. but goes on to say that Woody described fingers being cut off from Korey Kauffman.

    I do not know why LE did not dig around Michael Cooley’s house for “evidence” or check his ammo. Maybe they did not want to waste time or resources since they had Daljit and Carson’s aberrant behavior and self-incriminating statements.

    My recall is that the D.A. told the judge or presumably submitted into evidence those wiretaps (about 150 or so) she deemed relevant. Maybe Carson is losing weight because he knows he will eventually be found out or because he fears Daljit or Baljit will soon flip on him. If Daljit’s lawyer was even halfway competent, he or she would have already cut a deal with the D.A. before the whole ship goes down. The D.A. who is running this case is a lot smarter than you think and she has already established probable cause.

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    • I don’t think any deal is in the works, They did not do this thing. It is more probable to me that someone like Michael Cooley did it. If this goes to trial, I predict a hung jury. The DA is retrying a hung jury 2nd degree murder case that hung 10 to 2 for acquittal. The Carson case could go on for a decade with retrials. Meanwhile the real killer or killers will go on stealing and doing hard drugs. If I feel this way after all my court time attended, I am sure a majority of the jury will feel the same way. Our tax dollars wasted by the multi millions. Innocent people being forced to suffer, while watching the lawyers consume their life savings. What a country!

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  9. Anonymous, I many have been right all along about you. If so, I rescind my apology to you. Get some consistency in your posts, and have the courage to use your name. Tom Jensen

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  10. What ever happened to innocent until proven gilty? I was a Modesto resident for 40 years and my family, the last 100 years. Modesto is a sest pool of small minded hillbillys who would linch anyone questions the status quo or agenda of city government.

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