Definition of Conspiracy: In
order to establish a conspiracy offense it is not necessary for the
Government to prove that all of the people named in the indictment were
members of the scheme; or that those who were members had entered into
any formal type of agreement; or that the members had planned together
all of the details of the scheme or the 'overt acts' that the indictment
charges would be carried out in an effort to commit the intended crime.
BILL MOYERS ONCE SAID, "Secrecy is the freedom zealots dream of: No watchman to check the door, no accountant to check the books, no judge to check the law."
"Everybody knows that the dice are loaded. Everybody knows the good guys lost. Everybody knows the fight was fixed. Everybody knows the captain lied." - Sharon Robinson
4848 Aspermont, LTD
Alamo Title Insurance Company, owned by Chicago Title/Fidelity National Financial, the Nation's Largest Title Insurance company in the Nation
Can a title company be held liable for aiding and abetting people who have openly committed a crime whereby the courts repeatedly looked the other way? After having spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending the theft of his inheritance and after they had Bob's attorney arrested on the court house steps, Bob was forced to go it alone, to act pro se. His attorney was not willing to put himself in that kind of continued jeopardy. Bob had been run out of money and could no longer afford to pay him. see attached
On November 2, 2010 Alamo Title, through the Jackson Walker Law firm caused the remaining 1240 acres to be sold on the Courthouse steps by the Sheriff of Stonewall County. Approximately $250,000 went to Isaac Castro, Hamlin National Bank and John Denison. $500,000 went to Alamo Title's hired guns.
When the sheriff's sale was over, all that remained was the original Stonewall County Courthouse that was used as a prototype for the ranch house in the movie Giant and 265 acres in Old Glory, Stonewall County, TX
Out of Ida Denison's two sons, Bob Denison devoted his life to becoming what his grand father, Fuzz Baldwin wanted and that was to be a rancher. He went to college to study agriculture, to TCU for their highly acclaimed Ranch Management Programs. Under mysterious circumstances a new deathbed will turned up making John Denison executor of the entire estate with Bob's half in Trust to be managed by brother John. Through false portrayals of Bob they conspired to justify their acts for the sake of greed and corruption. Within a short period of time, with the help of Stonewall County Judge Bobby McGough who denied Bobís repeated requests for a probate judge, attorney Isaac M. Castro who represented the Bank and the Estate, John let it all melt through his fingers. All the while, blaming Bob for the loss. Itís a sad day when corruption supersedes honesty and integrity, employing the color of office to commit their dastardly deeds.
Bob Denison's 5 generation family Trust's land originally consisted of 8,000 acres of ranch land. Through the provable fraudulent transfer of 6,200 acres to Boone Pickens, who repeatedly flipped the property, with Alamo Title Insurance Company insuring around the title transfers knowingly, yet failed to disclose the lawsuit regarding the fraud committed by John Denison, aided and abetted by attorney Isaac M. Castro to the new buyers. Boone Pickens, Castro and Alamo Title KNEW a judgment had been thrown out by the Eastland Court of Appeals. Strong evidence supports that as soon as the decision from the Court of Appeals came down Pickens tossed the sale to another, who tossed it to another, and to another and to another and to another. ( In my opinion, signed Jackie Keenan)
It is a shame a corporate institution can employ a Texas legacy like "The Alamo", where heroes died FOR Texas. They named their business Alamo Title Insurance Co. They had no problem ganging up on a legitimate beneficiary of a substantial West Texas Cattle Ranch, aiding and abetting on the side of corruption, in the interest of protecting their errant decision (straying from the right course or accepted standards) to insure property that was fraudulently transferred. (See letter they sent to Boone Pickens attorney).
Alamo Title owned by Chicago Title and Fidelity Title, had the ability to do what they did to Bob Denison because of their size and the muscle of money. Chicago Title out of Chicago and Fidelity National out of Florida did most of the shot calling. Sure, they have a main office in San Antonio, how do you think they came up with a name like Alamo Title? I was told it was Chicago who refused to negotiate with Bob to stop the sale of the remaining 1240 acres of his family's ranch. These corporate institutions were highly aware of the harm they caused in order to protect the insuring of millions of dollars in commitments on land that was procured fraudulently. It was Chicago who decided to press forward and put the screws to Bob with no compassion displayed whatsoever, all in my opinion.
Beware America. "This may not strike you as a matter of immediate personal interest", as Molly Ivans once said. Constitutional rights are being trampled right before our very eyes. What happened to Bob Denison, who lost his family's ranch due to corruption and greed is a violation of his civil rights, committed by elected officials, by officers of the court, by bankers, lawyers, judges and the monopoly sized title company in the nation.
In a comparable context, effective albeit somewhat harsh, I quote, Pastor Martin Niemoller who was speaking of Hitler when they started locking people up. "First they came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was Protestant. Then they came for me but by that time there was no one left to speak for me."
One can use the same analogy in this way: "first they came for Bob Denison's land, and I didn't speak up because it wasn't my land. Then they came for the people in the Texas Panhandle and their water rights, and I wasn't worried because it wasn't my land and my water rights, and then they came for mine, but by that time there was no one left to speak for me."
America's lands are being sucked up by the greed of powerful people who, if they want YOUR property they will have it. Know that. Do a little research on Boone Pickens and Texas. Check out what is happening in the Texas Panhandle, another area of extreme remoteness. It is shocking what he and his cronies are getting away with up there, in my opinion. Signed Jackie Keenan
Andrews Kurth Law Offices, Houston, TX,
ANDREWS KURTH MAY HAVE COMMITTED MALPRACTICE AIDING & ABETTING IN ENRON
John M. Bailey, Attorney
M. A. Baldwin (Fuzz), original owner of Baldwin Ranch
M.A. Baldwin (Fuzz) front row left.
M.A. Baldwin (Fuzz) inducted into TCU Hall of Fame.
Ron Bassett, partner and POA for Boone Pickens
STRAW MAN DEFINITION
A straw man is an individual who acts as a conduit for convenience in holding and transferring title to the property involved. For example, such a person might act as an agent for another in order to take title to real property and execute whatever documents and instruments the principal directs with respect to the transaction.
One who purchases property that is, in turn, Conveyed to another for the purpose of concealing the identity of the eventual purchaser.
George Childs and Haynes Chathum
This man was used during the conveyance of 4800 acres of the Ranch property after Pickens conveyed to Walker. Within months Walker entered into contract with George Childs, a man who had been in bankruptcy just prior to entering into contract. See attached
Childs then sold his contract to 4848 Aspermont, LTD who became the purchasers of the remainder of the ranch in December 2006.
Who was George Childs? In 2008 4848 Aspermont, LTD sued Boone Pickens, Hamlin National Bank, Isaac Castro, Middleton Real Estate Brokers out of Lubbock and others. According to the Amended Original Petition by 4848 filed in Dallas represented by Attorney Bob Holmes is this statement. "A few months later, using Middletons as brokers Walker contracted to sell the 4848 Ranch to 4848 Aspermont for a profit of approximately $500,000 to George Childs. Middletons had knowledge of the existence of the encumbrance created by the Lis Penden; however Middleton's concealed that information from Childs, and the brokers representing Childs in the transaction. Subsequently Childs assigned his contract to 4848 AspermontÖÖÖ..
George Childs teamed up with Haynes Chathum whose name was fully concealed during the transaction. When the sale closed Chatham and Childs put $25,000 each into their pockets for their role in the conveyance to 4848 Aspermont, LTD from Walker, in my opinion and based on information and believe, Jackie Keenan
As a USDA official, he was in a knowledgeable and unique position, with access to information about government loan programs in Stonewall County and how Pickens could procure applicable grants. It is believed Pickens and or is people were in touch with Cradduck to keep them apprised of the status of grants and condition of the Baldwin West Ranch, owned by the Estate and the lawsuit. Cradduck was the perfect candidate for Pickens and his people to utilize as an insider. Shortly after Pickens acquired the land, Cradducks became the owners of over a half section of land located right on the main highway outside Aspermont, a prime piece of real estate.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
Judy Cradduck, Aspermont, TX
Donald Cradduck and Judy, his wife a retired local schoolmarm, sat at every local hearing including local depositions. They were passive players acting as harmed benefactors as they sat and watched Bob Denison destroyed by falsehoods and misrepresentations, all in the interest of greed. All that was lacking was a bowl of Popcorn and a soda.
Crockett National Bank, San Angelo, TX
Banker Todd E. Huckabee, President and CEO
Bobby Marshall Denison (First Born son)
Message from Jackie Keenan: This photo was
found abandoned by John Denison after he and his family vacated the
ranch house. John absconded with ALL the family photos and I am grateful
to have been able to salvage this one. Pardon my sentimentality. Bob
lost EVERYTHING we even treasure the old photographs.
John Wayne Denison and wife Sonia
This photo was found abandoned at the Ranch
house after John and family moved out. I present this photo because it
is important to put faces to those who have perpetrated such a crime
against my husband. Signed Jackie Keenan
David Dickerson, son of Dorothy and part owner of Consolidated Abstract
Gary Ford, Hamlin National Bank
Dusty Glass, once Co-Owner of Texas Star Real Estate was the listing
agent who participated in the sale of the Ida Baldwin Denison Ranch to
Boone Pickens. According to records found on the internet he is a broker
associate with Mossy Oak Properties in Cranfills Gap, TX
Dwight Griggs, Officer of Hamlin National Bank
Dr. Robert Dyson Healing
No Manís Friend
Middleton Real Estate, Lubbock, TX
Joe Nagy, Attorney from Lubbock who was the mediator in both mediations. At the last mediation told Bob that the historical Rayner Courthouse would be valued poorly by the commissioners appointed by the judge if he did not make a decision. He called it an old rock house on the prairie.
Patrick H. Pace
That has been the plan all along. Why did Kay Bailey Hutchison step down as his opponent in the governor's race? Could it be a deal was cut that if Rick resigns as Governor of Texas that she will be appointed to step into his shoes as Governor? Makes sense.
The Karl Rove strategies are in place. Let all the comedic contenders make a mess of the Republican nominations and Rick Perry will, at the last minute, come riding in on a white horse to save the day...Here he comes...he's on his way...
Perry's 2 largest contributors are Bob Perry (builder). Refer to his lovely bio. Then know that Harold Simmons, Boone Pickens BFF (Best friends forever) is the 2nd largest contributor. Who is Harold Simmons? Why, among other things he is the man who owns the company that is storing hazardous waste in Texas near Andrews, TX.
Harold Simmons is the man who developed the acquisition concept known as the leveraged buyout in the banking business. According to Wikipedia "As of 2006 he controlled 5 public companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange: NL Industries; Titanium Metals Corporation, the world's largest producer of titanium; Valhi, Inc., a multinational company with operations in the chemicals, component products, waste management, and titanium metals industries; Comp X International, manufacturer of ergonomic products, and Kronos Worldwide, leading producer and marketer of titanium dioxide. According to Forbes, his net worth was about $5.7 billion in 2011."
Two of Harold Simmons' companies - Southwest Louisiana Land which he owns and Dixie Rice Agricultural Corp in which he is a major investor - were each $1 million donors to the American Crossroads, a 527 organization working to elect primarily Republican legislators during the 2010 midterm elections. NL Industries, originally named National Lead Industries, Inc. has been involved in numerous lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Justice to force the company to pay funds into the Superfund to clean up contaminated sites at various sites around the country such as Granite City, Illinois, and Depew, New York.
More on Simmons and Toxic waste in America:
In many instances, Simmons funneled campaign contributions to the same politicians on the same day from multiple Simmons-controlled PACs, companies, relatives and employees. Simmons acknowledged that he'd given hundreds of thousands of dollars in his daughters' names without their knowledge, but said he had the right to because as the head of the family trust fund, the business policies promoted by his political contributions would benefit his daughters financially. Simmons ultimately paid his two daughters $50 million each to settle the lawsuit.
"If you don't have a seat at the table you may be on the menu," said
Texas State Representative Aaron Pena, a lawmaker who dumped the
Democratic Party and jumped to the GOP. Governor Rick Perry office has
said in the past that 'You have to play to stay".
Public Integrity Unit (Austin, TX)
"Steal a little and they throw you in jail - Steal a lot and they call you King" - Bob Dylan
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
Randy Price, Attorney and representative for Chicago Title
It has been rumored that Glen Gehan purchased some lots that were in default from Bill Rose in order to provide Bill with seed money to pay for some of the bankruptcy expenses.
Bill and his bankruptcy attorney aggressively fought Bob in bankruptcy court. Bob had no money and the bankruptcy court ate him alive. Bill Rose's bankruptcy battle against Bob was further bankrolled by the title companies yet again (in my opinion, Jackie Keenan).
Bill Rose was in debt on many other properties that were NOT a part of the bankruptcy. He was in a joint venture with Craig Glendenning and negligent in his responsibility in that venture. Bill knew Mr. Glendenning was working on some wind projects and persuaded him to buy the 4800 Acres during the bankruptcy, drafting the sales contract for the buyer. While the bankruptcy was in full motion they introduced this purchase contract from Choctaw Maiden, newly formed LLC to the Bankruptcy Judge.
Bill Rose's attorneys convinced the judge the contract was a solid one
despite having only put up $100.00 earnest money. Once they got Bob out
of the picture, Melvin Hammitt the now silent partner of 4848 Aspermont
and who had all but disappeared during the 4848 Bankruptcy period sold
the land to another corporation in Boerne, TX . All transactions should
be investigated. There are way too many clandestine characters
throughout these transactions and most certainly were never
There are too many suspicious circumstances in every step made by everyone surrounding this case. As a point of interest it turned out Charles Self's firm employed Cynthia Rucker, 7th Administrative District Judge Dean Rucker daughter. Mr. Self became evasive once we began working on important questions to ask of Edgar Phillips in preparation for his deposition through Charles Self and two weeks before the hearing he resigned as Bob's attorney. Signed: Jackie Keenan
Frank Stamey, Attorney/
Texas Center for the Judiciary - It is commonly
known (the proverbial elephant in the living room) that the justice
system in Texas is broken. Does it begin here?
Scott Wheatley, Attorney for Jackson Walker Law Firm, Ft. Worth, Mr.
Wheatley's website brags the following: "As lead counsel, he
successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of landowners and at
trial obtained a significant award for attorney's fees in a dispute over
the title to over 6000 acres of Texas ranch land. The court of appeals
dismissed plaintiffs' appeal of the judgment."
Can the above claim be attributed to good lawyering or were there other factors at play?
Memo from Jackie Keenan:
In the interest of keeping the record straight, Mr. Wheatley knows this case was NOT a dispute over title but a dispute over fraud caused by the Executor of the Estate, John Denison and Attorney Isaac Castro.
One act discovered in mid 2008 in which
John Denison and Isaac Castro caused the fraudulent act of transfer
of the ranch's 6,200 acres to Boone Pickens through smoke and mirror
tactics. Mr. Castro had IRS tax forms doctored, removing Bob Denison
as a qualified heir in the estate to the IRS. Documents were
required by the IRS to satisfy the inheritance tax lien placed on
the property in 2000. In the doctored documents created within 30
days of the closing to Mr. Pickens in 2004, Bob Denison was erased
as a qualified heir. This act was committed with the assistance of
Alamo Title Company's agent, Consolidated Abstract. Wheatley's above
statement implies they WON the appeal and that is so not the case.
In fact in early 2010 Mr. Wheatley told another attorney Bob hired
to try to negotiate a settlement and stop the madness that he was
aware if Bob filed an appeal more than likely Bob would win it.
Unfortunately, no one would agree to come to the table. More
about this part of the case at a different place on this site
Judge Ables awarded legal fees against Bob in the amounts of $200,000 to Mr. Castro and $450,000 to Mr. Wheatley's law firm, with proceeds to be reimbursed to Alamo Title. Bob Denison, the beneficiary, was forced to have to sell the small remainder of his family's ranch at a Sheriff's Sale for pennies on the dollar. When Bob asked for a little time to sell his remaining property at market price he was told no.
Judge Ables threatened that if Bob filed
an appeal Bob's Trust would have to pay an additional $60,000.
Bob filed a notice of appeal and then realizing that as pro se he
could not accomplish much more, so he threw in the towel and
cancelled the appeal. Want to know the sad part?
Wheatley and Castro BOTH forced Bob to pay the extra $60,000 for
simply filing the notice of appeal and no more. I begged Mr.
Wheatley and through him to Castro, who I knew would not give grace,
but I had hoped Mr. Wheatley would at least show some compassion and
persuade Alamo Title/Chicago Title to forgive that amount.
Nope. Land had to be sold to satisfy that extra $ perk to
Hamlin National Bank, Gary Ford President showed up at the Sheriff's sale with his video camera to document the sale.
Marvin Vahlenkamp, First National Bank of Aspermont
"What you will see in the days to come will be a pathetic game of
finger-pointing, lying and dodging blame. I have just given you the
names and some of the faces of those responsible. Go after them, listen
to their lies. This did not have to happen." --John Grisham "The