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Ada County Commissioners
condemn new Ada County Courthouse, then use Eminent Domain to confiscate
their own property...huh?
(Jan 31, 2007)
Why does a
government agency condemn it's own recently-developed property and then use
eminent domain to confiscate it from itself?
What's next? Is Ada
County going to sue itself for $100 million to reimburse itself for taking
its own property?
Is this just a clever
method by which to dump previous University Place co-conspirators Cryptic
Partners and take over their lease spaces? Tricky, tricky.
Or, are the Good Ol' Boys
of Boise who ran the University Place scam setting up previous partner
Cryptic Partners as The Fall Guy for the upcoming civil and federal criminal
trials, distancing themselves by pushing Cryptic out of Idaho and claiming,
Oh hell no, we don't know anybody named Cryptic Partners and of course we
didn't participate with them to fleece the Idaho taxpayers in the $100
million Courthouse Scandal OR the $136 million University Place Fiasco?
Boise, ID – Oh my God,
it's a falling out between the Pirates of The Caribbean in downtown Boise.
Looks like the saga of Boise's $100 million Courthouse scandal and $136
million Watergate fiasco continues.
Brief history review:
1. Ada County
Commissioners, in 1996-2002, conspired with California outside development
firm Cryptic Partners (Civic Partners, previously Wilmore Holdings) to
purchase 14.25 acres unconstitutionally from Union Pacific Rail Road via a
fake lease purchase agreement through a dummy corporation of leading lawyers
and judges called The Friends of the Ada County
Judicial System, Inc.
2. Ada County
and CCDC (Urban Renewal Agency) granted Cryptic Partners sole development
rights of the 14 acres for 99 years, even after Cryptic's development
partner Fluor (who was the only reason they qualified for the bid)
mysteriously dropped out. Judy Peavey-Derr, chair of the Committee
that chose Cryptic, received a donation from Cryptic (then Wilmore) on the
teamed with Boise Lawyers from Givens Pursley and Elam & Burke and all the
perps listed in Boise's Watergate book,
some of them currently awaiting civil and/or federal indictments, some
already convicted of state criminal charges, in the failed $136 million
University Place fiasco. The book, Boise's
Watergate, shows how the $100 million Courthouse Scam led the same perps to
pull off the $136 million University Place Fiasco.
Partners is scheduled for a civil trial in April 2007 for allegedly issuing
"questionable" predevelopment invoices of at least $7 million in the
University Place scandal.
5. A federal
criminal investigation is still ongoing, conducted by US Attorney Allan
Garten from the Portland, OR District Office.
So now what's
County owns the 14.25 acre land, having illegally "rented" it for $4 million
over 4 years with County taxpayer money without voter approval and then
"bought" it for $1.00, ONE DOLLAR, from the dummy corporation
called The Friends of the Ada County Judicial
System, Inc. What a joke.
County does not own the new Ada County Courthouse building (the County
pretends to "lease" the building with 30-yr renewable annual "leases") or
the parking lot next door or Civic Plaza or the only University Place building
built (of 3-4 originally planned) called the Water Tower. Retail space
in the new Courthouse, which was supposed to pay for the Courthouse, has
never been rented except for one small deli shop which closed last fall.
Civic Plaza low-rent housing occupancy oscillates from half empty to full
with offers of free two month's rent for the last several years.
Cryptic ready to go to trial in April and an ongoing federal criminal
investigation, Ada County is now proclaiming that it's own property with
leased buildings, including the newly built 2002 Ada County Courthouse,
should be CONDEMNED and then re-taken through eminent domain.
Condemned? What, is it blighted already after only 4 years? How can a government agency CONDEMN its own newly-developed
property and then confiscate it from itself?
Oh, now I
condemnation and eminent domain is the only way the Ada County Commissioners
can figure out -- with their buddies in the judicial system, as usual -- how
to break all their previous leases with former Boise Watergate
co-conspirator Cryptic Partners.
Good thing the Idaho voters voted down Prop 2 last November, the right to
sue for compensation for eminent domain takings. Otherwise, we might
have to sell Boise Watergate tickets to the spectacle of the Ada County
Commissioners suing themselves for $100 million for confiscating their very
own property through eminent domain. -- Deep Throat II
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