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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:51 PM
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King County elections official arrested
I met her at Andy's memorial. She helped organize Andy's memorial.
I suspect she's being targeted for her activities concerning voter verified paper trails. She definitely was one of Andy's insiders.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Last updated 2:13 p.m. PT
Former King County Elections superintendent arrested
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE -- Former King County Elections Superintendent Julie Ann Kempf has been arrested for investigation of forgery, theft, criminal impersonation and assault.
Kempf, 40, who was fired in 2002 for what officials called a "pattern of dishonesty," was booked into the King County Jail just after 5 p.m. Tuesday and released less than an hour later, jail records show. The arrest was first reported in the Seattle Weekly on Wednesday.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?c ...


Former King County Elections Superintendent Julie Anne Kempf was booked into jail Tuesday, July 19, on investigation of forgery, theft, criminal impersonation, and assault on a police officer, Seattle Weekly has learned.
The probe that led to her arrest is related to events that occurred after she left her county job in December 2002, but it involves recent incidents connected to the elections office.
No formal charges have been filed, and details are sketchy. But sources say Kempf, 40, allegedly sent current King County Elections Director Dean Logan an e-mail, pretending to be someone else. She is also suspected of inserting false documents into a file of public records while she was reviewing them, allegedly constituting forgery. Sources also say she stopped payment on a check that she had used to pay for the documents and, during an investigative interview attempt last week, allegedly tried to hit a sheriff's detective with her car.
King County Sheriff's spokesperson John Urquhart noted that it is department policy not to identify targets of probes but said, "I can tell you that we've had an ongoing investigation related to this, and that the suspect in this case was booked into jail last evening, then released after the person was fingerprinted and photographed." King County Jail records confirm the investigative charges as well as Kempf's booking and release around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Urquhart also says the person involved in the arrest allegedly assaulted a police officer: "When we tried to interview her on July 11, she was in a car at her residence. The detective had his ID out, showed his badge, and she drove off. He had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the vehicle. We have no doubt she saw him."
Kempf, who could not be reached for comment, was fired as King County's superintendent of elections in 2002 for what a dismissal letter described as "a pattern of dishonesty ranging from fabrication to significant distortion of important facts and events." She allegedly lied about why absentee ballots were mailed late for the November 2002 election, according to a county report back then, and was accused of backdating documents and delaying the public release of completed ballot counts, temporarily omitting 1,500 votes in one election.
http://www.seattleweekly.com/features/0530/050720_news_ ...

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:53 PM
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1. Neither link works.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:56 PM
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3. WTF?
They disappeared one after another in the space of 20 minutes?
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adolfo Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:09 PM
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4. Googled it
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:12 PM
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5. Here's the Seattle Weekly
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:54 PM
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2. Hey, maybe we should act like the republicans.
In trouble for a lot of shit, promote her, promote her, promote her!
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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:25 AM
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6. there are definitely bigger fish to fry in the criminal area
prosecutors ignore white collar crime most of the time.
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