by Timothy Charles Holmseth
Does a highly sensitive list of names of judicial officers and high ranking government officials – reaching the Office of the Governor – explain the permanent stall in the HaLeigh Cummings investigation?
It is very possible.
The list, which has been obtained by Write Into Action, contains the actual names of individuals and employees in the following agencies – located primarily in Leon County, Florida.
- Family of Judges
- Inspectors General / Governor Scott’s Office
- U.S. Attorney
- Court Clerks
- States Attorneys
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents
- Sheriff’s Deputies
- Florida Highway Patrol officers
- Capital Police
- Department of Health employees
- Department of Corrections employees
- Department of Agriculture employees
- Florida Department of Revenue employees (auditors)
- Department of Energy employees
- Department of Motor Vehicles employees
- Florida State Representative and politicians
The individuals on the list were all patients at First Impressions, a weight loss clinic located in Tallahassee, Florida, which was owned and operated by Karl and Jane Watts.
As you will see, there is a nexus between First Impressions weight loss clinic and the HaLeigh Cummings case.
In October of 2009, Dr. Mark Hash, a physician at First Impressions, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of ‘Writing a Prescription for Controlled Substance; with no Medical Necessity’ – a third degree felony.
The extremely flimsy charges were later dropped; the charging officer, Special Agent Matt Sears, FDLE, was re-assigned to a much less potent position at the Department of Agriculture; and Hash presently has a lawsuit filed against the FDLE.
Although Hash’s arrest made the regional news, there was no obvious connection to the weight loss clinic or the disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings. On the surface it appeared to be just another pill-mill bust.
However – there was much more going on than was meeting the eye.
RONALD CUMMINGS AND MISTY CROSLIN ARRESTED IN DRUG STING
Three months after Hash’s arrest in Tallahassee – another set of arrests took place.
On January 20, 2010, Ronald Cummings and Misty (Croslin) Cummings (and several others) became the targets of a drug sting. Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin were arrested and charged with trafficking prescription drugs.
Misty Croslin, (then) 18, (17 when HaLeigh disappeared) would subsequently be sentenced to an outrageous 25 years in prison.
On the surface the two events would appear un-related – but they’re not.
THE NEXUS – WILLIAM (COBRA) STAUBS
In March of 2009, William (Cobra) Staubs, a private investigator from Broward County appeared in Putnam County, Florida, proclaiming his desire to find the missing child HaLeigh Cummings who had disappeared on February 10, 2009.
Staubs told the news media he traveled to Putnam County to search for HaLeigh at the behest of his “client” Rev. Richard Grund, an online minister and peripheral witness in the Casey Anthony murder trial.
Staubs never explained Rev. Grund’s interest in the HaLeigh Cummings case.
During an interview with First Coast News in March of 2009, reporter Jessica Clark asked Staubs who was paying his expenses.
“A drug dealer from Miami,” Staubs replied.
Staubs’ reply is perplexing – a licensed private investigator – openly states to a news reporter he is being funded by drug dealers – supposedly – to search for a missing child he should have nothing to do with.
However – a close review of the facts and circumstances reveal that although Staubs has no obvious or legitimate association to the missing child – he is associated with the world of drug trafficking.
The revelations surrounding Staubs begin with the October, 2009 arrest of Dr. Mark Hash.
And they are significant.
William (Cobra) Staubs was Hash’s private investigator.
In 2010, after Hash was arrested, Staubs staked out the First Impressions weight loss clinic and snapped photos of Assistant State Attorneys John Hutchins and his wife, Angelique Knox, leaving the clinic with pills.
At the very time ASA Hutchins and his wife were visiting the clinic to obtain controlled substances – Hutchins was the lead prosecutor on the State’s prosecution of Jane Watts for practicing healthcare without a license- at that very clinic.
As evidenced by the aforementioned client list – Hutchins and Knox were only the tip of the ice-berg of law enforcement and government officials frequenting First Impressions weight loss clinic.
The officials that were visiting First Impressions were illegally obtaining prescription medication, which was being administered by low level employees of the weight loss clinic who had been using Hash’s DEA license number without his knowledge to obtain prescription medication by fraud.
How is it that Staubs is involved in a child kidnapping investigation – being funded by drug dealers – in a case where the child’s father and young wife end up getting arrested for prescription drug trafficking in an undercover sting – AND – he’s also involved in covertly photographing government officials coming and going from a weight loss clinic that is frequented by high ranking government officials?
FEDERAL CORRUPTION PROBE REQUIRED
The names and agencies contained on the aforementioned list reveals that employees of the State of Florida are deeply involved in criminal activity.
The First Impressions client list clearly shows the State of Florida – via the FDLE – has lost its ability to investigate itself and a federal investigation is required.
This is a developing story.