Tag Archive | "John Cook"

Commission votes, mayor gloats

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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As predicted by many, the two-member Independent Ethics Commission cleared Mayor Lionel Rivera of any violation of the city Code of Ethics, as alleged in the complaint filed by Ron Johnson. The report is carefully crafted, fair, judicious and as complete and accurate as it could be, given the limited scope of the inquiry. As […]

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No ‘poena’ in subpoena

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Last Friday, the Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission asked Central Bancorp CEO Ron Johnson to provide a list of all individuals whom he believes possess relevant information about the conflict of interest allegations that Johnson has made concerning Mayor Lionel Rivera. In a reply dated June 19, consisting of 15 rambling pages of often-turgid prose, […]

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Ray Marshall (doesn’t) take the stand

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Time/date: 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 14 Place: El Paso County Courthouse, Judge Ronald Crowder’s chambers The event: The long-delayed trial of Case # 08CV3286, North County Land LLC et al v. Mason Investments III LLC et al. Defendants and plaintiffs in attendance: Jack Mason and two lawyers. Ray Marshall, five lawyers, and a paralegal. Interested […]

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Now what, Mr. Mayor?

Friday, June 12, 2009


It’s not often that you have the privilege of witnessing history.¬† Today’s hearing of the city’s¬†Independent Ethics Commission might, in retrospect, become a defining moment in the city’s history. After veteran Springs attorney Lindsay Fischer, who has practiced law in Colorado Springs for 45 years, made his presentation on behalf of his client, Central Bancorp […]

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