Larry Ellertson Doug Witney – (former Comm)
Gary Anderson – (former Comm)
(Utah County Comm .gov photos)
Three former Utah County Commissioners who refused to help Cedar Hills Citizens for Responsible Government have CH leaders investigated, are now under legal scrutiny themselves.
Gary Anderson charged is charged with four felonies and a $500,000 cash only bail. A complaint has repoertedly been filed with state Attorney General's office against current Comm. Larry Ellertson & former Comm Doug Witney for contributions & considerations including flight to Switzerland from Snowbird.
Doc show that CH mayor Gary Gygi was scheduled to go to Switzerland on same trip but withdrew just prior, but faces ongoing questions by Preserve & Protect American Fork Canyon supporters regarding his involvement with Snowbird and missing related GRAMA requested records … http://www.cedarhillscitizens.org/preserve-protect-af-canyon-to-mayor-gygi-please-answer-questions-fulfill-grama-requests/
All three were Commissioners when five Cedar Hills Citizens for Responsible Government representatives met the three and sought their help to compel the County Attorney Jeff Buhman to obey Judge Taylor's ORDER to investigate complaints filed in Fourth District Court against former CH Mayor Eric Richardson and former City Manager Konrad Hildebrandt. Buhman ignored Judge Taylor and did not respond to the Judge's written request for explanation. Consequently, Richardson & Hildebrandt were not investigated by Buhman, though shortly thereafter Richardson suddenly resigned as CH mayor to face Federal charges of bank fraud and pled guilty to serve 366 days in prison and pay $110K in restitution.
See CHCRG article…. http://www.cedarhillscitizens.org/cedar-hills-mayor-accused-of-2m-investment-scheme-city-officials-resign/
Had the three Commissioners required Buhman investigate, CH residents may learned the truth about multiple complaints resulting in additional charges. Many CHCRG supporters are not satisfied that the truth about CH government corruption was not cleaned up thanks in part to an unresponsive County Attorney and three Utah County Commissioners of character currently under question….
Ex-Utah County commissioner charged with posing as LDS Church officials
Ex-politician, businessman each face four felonies
By Pat Reavy, Deseret News
Published: Mon, Feb. 22, 2016, 12:20 p.m. MST
Former Utah County Commissioner Gary J. Anderson was charged Monday with three counts of communications fraud, a second-degree felony, and one count of pattern of unlawful activity, a second-degree felony. Prosecutors say he and businessman Alan Dean McKee impersonated LDS Church officials as part of a business deal. (Utah County Commission photo)
SALT LAKE CITY — A former Utah County commissioner and a businessman whose company was once named Utah County Business of the Year were each charged Monday with communications fraud for allegedly posing as LDS Church leaders to defraud a construction company out of $1.2 million.
The Utah Attorney General's Office filed the criminal charges in 3rd District Court against former Commissioner Gary Jay Anderson, 68, of Springville, and Alan Dean McKee, 56, of Benjamin. Each is charged with three counts of communications fraud and one count of engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity.
All four charges are second-degree felonies that each carry potential penalties of one to 15 years in prison.
For complete article… http://m.deseretnews.com/article/865648304/Ex-Utah-County-commissioner-charged-with-posing-as-LDS-Church-officials.html?pg=all%3Fref%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com
Former Utah County commissioner charged with impersonating LDS authorities
Kurt Hanson Daily Herald – Monday February 22, 2016
A former Utah County commissioner and another businessman were charged Monday in Third District Court for fraudulently posing as authorities with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Court documents state former commissioner Gary Anderson and Alan McKee, owner of Ophir Minerals and Aggregate LLC, defrauded Ames Construction and other contractors in an attempt to invest in a large industrial park in Elberta called the Tintic Rail Line.
According to the charging documents, Anderson, 68, and McKee, 56, commenced a scam in 2013 against Ames Construction and two individuals.
McKee reportedly submitted multiple letters to Ames Construction, fraudulently identifying himself as various individuals associated with the LDS Church. McKee used letterhead that appeared to be church letterhead to convince Ames Construction he was “in the midst of developing a large industrial project with the LDS Church near Elberta,” court records state.
For complete article… http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-utah-county-commissioner-charged-with-impersonating-lds-authorities/article_8de7cf41-436f-59bc-b88d-3b9a5cf934c0.html
Commissioner Larry Ellertson Former Comm Doug Witney
(utah county .gov photos)
Attorney general's office receives complaint against Utah County commissioners
January 21, 2016 2:00 pm – Daily Heral
The Utah Attorney General’s Office confirmed a complaint has been filed asserting a Utah County commissioner and a former commissioner accepted high-end gifts in 2013.
“I did find out a complaint was filed. I cannot confirm or deny an investigation, but we have received a complaint,” said Missy Larsen, the chief communications officer for the attorney general, on Tuesday.
Alpine resident Bruce Dew said he filed a complaint Jan. 4 with the state attorney general against Commissioner Larry Ellertson and two other commissioners, who reportedly accepted and took a trip with other politicians to Switzerland in 2013 on a jet provided by Snowbird.
“My interest here isn’t for or against Snowbird," Dew said. "I love to ski. I like expansion if it’s done properly and protects our water rights, our environment."
While some Salt Lake politicians paid for their flight, hotel and tour expenses out of their own personal accounts, Ellertson said in a November phone interview he does not know who paid for his trip. Ellertson did not return calls Tuesday or Wednesday.
“What has really gotten me in a tizzy, has really gotten me upset and spending a lot of time going to meetings was the fact that this commission, two commissioners … [and their] apparent unlawfulness or breaking policy that Utah County has with respect to their connection to Snowbird,” Dew said.
He said he wants to know who paid for Ellertson and former commissioner Doug Witney to go on the trip.
For complete article… http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/attorney-general-s-office-receives-complaint-against-utah-county-commissioner/article_1db360cb-a1ec-5457-9668-9053a1dfc4df.html
Who paid for Utah elected officials involved with Mountain Accord to go on private jet?
BY KUTV WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 2015
(KUTV) Three Salt Lake County area mayors and Two Utah County commissioners took a trip to Switzerland on a private jet in 2013.
Snowbird Ski Resort organized the trip. Mayors say their governments paid their way or they used the political funds they have for special expenses.
"Who paid? I'm not sure who actually participated," said Utah County commissioner Larry Ellertson, who participated in the trip.
"Snowbird was the one that invited us," he says.
The jet was supplied the Ian Cumming family, and they have since purchased a major interest in Snowbird Ski Resort.
For complete article … http://kutv.com/news/local/who-paid-for-utah-elected-officials-involved-with-mountain-accord-to-go-on-private-jet
Highlights from Preserve & Protect American Fork Canyon & American Fork Canyon:
Accountability in Leadership
High Crimes & Misdemeanors article…
Accountability in Leadership
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