by Timothy Charles Holmseth
In 2009 I learned that that a picture of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings that was scrolling on a website called http://www.haleighbug.com was a Photoshopped fake.
Teresa Neves, HaLeigh’s paternal grandmother had instructed her family advocate, Rebecca Thomas, to call me. The situation was serious because there was an Amber Alert for HaLeigh and somebody was chopping photos of her with editing software to create false images, situations, and scenarios.
I interviewed a Photoshop expert named Elvin Thomas and he explained in detail how the photo was a complete fake.
I contacted ibi Designs, Boca Raton, Florida – they were the company that developed the website that was featuring the fake photo. I spoke with Ed Butera. I explained to Butera that the picture of HaLeigh Cummings published at http://www.haleighbug.com was fraudulent.
Butera assured me that his company was not responsible for altering the photo. He forwarded me the original emails he had received that contained the pictures as attachments.
The emails Butera received had come from Donna Wagoner (Florida) through a business email account at a company called Xentel. I contacted Wagoner at the email address that I received from Butera and asked her the same questions I asked Butera.
Wagoner called the police in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and spoke with Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek.
The following is an excerpt from the police report.
“On 6/18/09 I Det. Rodney Hajicek I [sic] spoke with Donna Wagoner from Ft. Lauderdale Fl and she stated that she had been receiving emails from Tim Holmseth in East Grand Forks. Tim states that he is an investigative reporter and is bothering Donna Wagoner and the company that she works for about modifying a picture…”
“She asked that I call Tim and explain to him that they want nothing to do with him and inform him that they (the company) does not want him using there [sic] name and attaching it to items on the internet.”
Hajicek further notes in his Report that he called me on the telephone and advised me he had received several complaints about me and would be advising callers to seek harassment orders against me.
I am college educated; an expereinced and award-winning newspaper reporter. I understand enough about the First Amendment to know local police departments do not telephone reporters and jounalists and wave them off stories.
During this same time-window, I submitted the Photoshopped picture of HaLeigh to the Minneapolis FBI.
Now, let’s take a look at the company Lt. Hajicek is assisting under Color of Law.
It should be pointed out that the following are just samples because every complaint filed against Xentel across the United States would fill a small book.
STATE OF MISSOURI VS. XENTEL, INC.
The Missouri Attorney General’s Office sued this company in August of 2003 for violating Missouri consumer protection laws by using manipulative, high-pressure techniques to solicit donations and by making repeated solicitation calls to Missourians on the state No Call List. In May of 2004 the Missouri Attorney General’s Office obtained a court order against Xentel requiring them to pay $75,000 to the state and to implement and maintain procedures to ensure future compliance with state consumer protection and telemarketing laws. On February 4, 2008, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office obtained another court order requiring Xentel to adopt very stringent policies to ensure compliance with the law, as well as payment of $80,0000.
STATE OF COLORADO VS. XENTEL, INC.
Through the unlawful practices of their business, vocation, or occupation, Defendants have deceived, misled, and financially injured consumers in Colorado. Specifically, Defendants have solicited money from Coloradans through the use of illegal and unregistered solicitation campaigns and have repeatedly violated the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act and other consumer protection statutes. Therefore, the Colorado Attorney General believes these legal proceedings are in the public interest and are necessary to safeguard citizens from Defendants’ charitable fraud and unlawful business activities.
STATE OF IOWA VS XENTEL, INC.
Professional Fundraiser “Xentel” Ordered Not to Make Deceptive Calls in Iowa
“Iowans should see an end to this operation’s deceptive telemarketing for the Iowa Professional Fire Fighters Association and others,” Miller said.
DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that an Iowa District Court judge has entered a consent judgment and order against Xentel, Inc., requiring the Ft. Lauderdale-based company to stop abusive and misleading practices in its professional fundraising calls and solicitations to Iowans.
Xentel makes tens of thousands of telemarketing calls each year into Iowa on behalf of the “Iowa Professional Fire Fighters Association.”
“Xentel is prohibited from implying their telemarketers are fire fighters or misrepresenting that money will be used locally,” Miller said. “There are many restrictions to prevent deception.”
The consent judgment also provides that local law enforcement or fire departments that experience citizen complaints or other problems with Xentel’s fundraising can ask the company to terminate fundraising in that community, and Xentel must honor the request.
Lt. Hajicek was also in communication with Art Harris, blogger. Harris had been fired from CNN and was running with a band of gypsies in Florida that associate themselves with missing child cases.
Email communications between Lt. Hajicek and Art Harris show that Harris was furious that the FBI had gone to Xentel to question Wagoner. Harris wanted Hajicek to arrest me and the two were clearly discussing the hopes of that happening.
Hajicek told Harris there was nothing he could do to help him, but assured him he would forward his information to Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth to see if anything could be done there.
That means Lt. Hajicek had become aware the FBI was interested in the information I had given them about the photo. With that in mind, continue to observe Hajicek. Despite the FBI investigating information I sent them, and Hajicek having DIRECT EVIDENCE regarding the matter, he continues to pursue me for arrest. He DOES NOTHING to alert the FBI.
When I submitted a document request to Chief Michael Hedlund for the emails between Harris and Hajicek, I was told Hajicek destroyed them. I was subsequently able to obtain copies from Attorney Widseth.
In 2012, Maria Burgun, a wealthy business person from Broward County, Florida met with the Southern District FBI and gave them information she had about the missing child HaLeigh Cummings.
Burgun advised the FBI she had invested several hundred thousand dollars into a biofuels operation. The money subsequently vanished and she believes it was used to fund a fraudulent operation that surrounded the kidnapping of HaLeigh Cummings.
Burgun told the FBI the name of the person that admitted to helping Donna Wagoner Photoshop the picture of HaLeigh Cummings.
In 2011, Lt. Hajicek was still communicating with the South Florida organization. The police department was still receiving out-of-state requests for me to be arrested. Files were still being created by honest officers, and then deleted and destroyed by Hajicek.
In 2011, East Grand Forks City Attorney Ronald Galstad, Sgt. Detective Chris Olson, and Lt. Rodney Hajicek became involved in an illegal out-of-state scheme, carefully orchestrated and deployed to circumvent the Minnesota Court System in the Ninth Judicial District because it would not act adversely against a publisher that was not breaking the law (me).
In 2011, Ronald Galstad signed my arrest warrant.
I refused to plead guilty to his illegal trumped up bogus crap.
In 2012, Michael LaCoursiere, State Public Defender’s Office, told me if I didn’t accept a no-contest plea, Ronald Galstad would have Sgt. Detective Chris Olson and Polk County Deputy Jesse Haugen lie on the witness stand to convict me.
When that plan didn’t work, I reported the two attorneys to the Minnesota Bar, FBI, and a District Judge.
In response, the EGFPD obtained a Search and Seizure Warrant for my home-office and seized my hard-drive.
They deliberately ruined it.
Why are select public officials assisting and protecting an organization like Xentel?