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Evidence, facts, and circumstances shows Misty Janette Croslin’s rights under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution have been violated.

The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Evidence obtained by Timothy Charles Holmseth, investigative journalist/author, demonstrates the State of Florida, via the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and several licensed members of the Florida legal community violated Misty Janette Crolsin’s Fourteenth Amendment rights.

The violations were deliberate, malicious, with malice and forethought in advance and continuance of RICO.

The 14th Amendment is to apply “equal application” of the laws.

Misty Janette Croslin; in 2009; she being a child rape, physical abuse, and torture victim (child in need of protection) under Florida statute was, and has been, perpetually denied and deprived her rights and protections by the aforementioned agencies, as secured and guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

Evidence shows the PCSO, FDLE, and their agents selectively and illegally targeted Misty Janette Croslin; a minor child whose status was governed by Florida Statute – 39.201Mandatory reports of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; mandatory reports of death; central abuse hotline.

Extremely powerful and equally disturbing evidence shows the PCSO, FDLE, DCF, and their agents had knowledge that Misty Janette Croslin was a victim of rape, abuse, and torture. Agents of the aforementioned knew or should have known that Misty Janette Croslin, at the time of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings’ disappearance, had been a recent victim of rape, abuse, and torture that fell under Florida Statute 827.03Abuse, aggravated abuse, and neglect of a child.

Evidence shows the PCSO, FDLE, and their agents constructively violated Florida Statute 777.201 Entrapment. The aforementioned entrapment executed to clear the way for the agencies to:

(1) Arrest and incarcerate Misty Janette Croslin.

(2) Use Misty Janette Croslin as a prop during a national televised media event where she was made to stand on a dock by the St. John’s River in a prisoner uniform hand-cuffs while divers searched for HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings. This was done to create the false appearance Misty Janette Croslin was/is responsible for the disappearance and (non-existent) murder of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

(3) Remove the Amber Alert status from HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings during the national profile media event.

(4) Conceal from the public the facts and circumstances of a murder of an adult that took place at 202 Green Lane, Satsuma, Florida (Ronald Cummings’ residence) shortly before HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings vanished.

(5) Conceal from the public the facts and circumstances surrounding child pornography (federal crime) and sexual molestation of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

(5) Keep from public knowledge the fact HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings is alive.

(6) Protect a drug trafficking network that is in violation of RICO.

(7) Protect from prosecutions the child pornographers that exploited HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

Some of the names that will be revealed in the supporting evidence are (but are not limited to):

  • Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy
  • Captain Dominic Piscitello, PCSO
  • Captain John Greenwood, PCSO
  • Special Agent Travis Smith, FDLE
  • Detective Peggy Cone, PCSO
  • William Staubs (a.k.a. Cobra), licensed private investigator in Florida

More names will be released in the future.

Timothy Charles Holmseth will be presenting the information and evidence in advance of a legal action by an attorney on behalf of Misty Janette Croslin.

Fired CNN reporter Art Harris worked with East Grand Forks Police Department to intimidate news reporter that was assisting the Jacksonville FBI

Amber Alert of missing child HaLeigh Cummings deliberately neglected by police while local cabal keeping low profile during ‘Boardwalk Enterprises’ loan fraud scheme

Mental health claims against author found by expert to be completely untrue

Sanford Medical Center psychologist says she believes journalist’s claims about police corruption targeting him

After a guardian ad litem unilaterally diagnosed an  investigative journalist as ‘paranoid’ and convinced a Court the man’s young child  was in ‘sufficient danger’ under his care; recommending supervised visits; a seasoned  psychologist and renowned expert in the field of child protection reported to  the Minnesota District Court that no mental health issues are present and no safety  concerns exist.

The State sponsored lie against Author Timothy Charles  Holmseth was shot down by Dr. Madaline Barnes PhD. 

It was the third successful psychological evaluation/parental  capacity examination of Holmseth in five years. As an investigative author, Holmseth  has been continuously labeled as ‘crazy’ by a small group of individuals  involved in criminal activity, which he uncovered during a journalism project  regarding a missing child.

The most recent attack on Holmseth was a last ditch effort  by Rhonda Callahan, mother of Holmseth’s child, and Matthew Petrovich, guardian  ad litem, to drudge something up to use in the Family Court where the two have  been making false ‘best interest of the child’ claims to secure a venue against  Holmseth.

They met their Waterloo.

The facts and sheer volume of evidence in the case is now so  powerful, that the actions against Holmseth cannot be passed off as innocent  oversights or subjective differing in opinions – this was intentional and  planned and illegal.

Holmseth asserts to the Court in a Motion and Affidavit  filed yesterday, he is the victim of an organized scheme between like-minded  individuals that included Petrovich, Callahan, and East Grand Forks City  Attorney Ronald Galstad.

Because the latest psychological evaluation found no mental  health issues whatsoever Holmseth’s accusers will now be forced to deal with  facts, instead of slanderous innuendo.

Holmseth possesses a wealth of information regarding the  before-mentioned individuals and their associates, which could potentially be career-ending  – thus the attack on Holmseth’s credibility via mental bogus health claims (and  an attack on his hard-drive which Ronald Galstad and the EGFPD seized;  illegally searched; and then ruined so it wouldn’t work).

In September, 2013 Callahan filed a Motion in the Family  Court claiming Holmseth, the father of their young son, is “delusional.” She  supported her claims with exhibits that consisted of articles she printed off  Holmseth’s website. The articles featured and exposed illegal activities of  several public officials in the Ninth Minnesota Judicial District and  elsewhere.

Callahan did not point out anything specifically in the  articles Holmseth published. She did not claim any of the content was false,  per say. She simply submitted it as ‘defacto’ evidence that Holmseth is  delusional and requested he be required to see his son under supervision. The  submission of the articles as ‘evidence’ was an in-direct message to Holmseth  from the people Holmseth he was exposing – ‘we’re going to take you son if you  don’t shut up!’

The disturbing practice is called ‘institutional kidnapping’  and is a violation of federal law.

On September 30, 2013 Petrovich backed up Callahan’s claims  about Holmseth’s mental health, stating in a written report, “My great concern  is that the degree of paranoia that Mr. Holmseth views everything in his life  will have a very detrimental effect on [the child].”

Petrovich supported his (un-licensed) claim that Holmseth is  ‘paranoid’ by telling the Court that Holmseth filed a great many complaints. He  specifically lamented that Holmseth had filed a complaint against “Ronald  Galstad.”

Petrovich was so determined to convince the Judge she needed  to alter Holmseth’s parenting-time, and require he see a mental health  evaluator, that he ridiculed Holmseth in open court by saying he had filed a  complaint against everybody except “Kevin Bacon”.

Petrovich’s position to the Court was comprised of an  interesting set of themes that invariably orbited around Holmseth’s ‘computer’  ‘complaints’ ‘mental health’ and ‘website’.

Holmseth says rogue elements of the State are trying to shut  down his tell-all whistleblower site.

Holmseth has steadfastly asserted Petrovich is using his  position as Guardian Ad Litem in efforts to stop Holmseth from making document  requests from law enforcement in Polk    County, Minnesota.  Through the process, Holmseth has successfully located key information that demonstrates  local officials have violated a myriad of state and federal laws.  

The Court found that no “direct” evidence was given to  support the claims against Holmseth. However, the Court found that credible  evidence was given in the form of testimony by Callahan and Petrovich to  warrant a concern of “sufficient danger” and therefore granted the request made  for supervised visits pending an evaluation.

They both put their professional reputations; and the  professional reputations of everyone they associate with on the line to get  what they wanted.

But the sum and substance of the findings of Dr. Madaline  Barnes PhD have effectively reduced the entire bogus case they concocted  against Holmseth to little more than pure fiction.

“Mr. Holmseth was very cooperative during the interview, and  very honest and open about his interactions with his son and his activities. He  was very adamant about denying having given his son any additional information  about adult issues that are inappropriate for a [young child], insisted his  ex-wife was either distorting or fabricating her accusations,” Barnes  said. 

Barnes addressed specific topics, cited specific evidence, including  evidence connected to the HaLeigh Cummings case, and repeatedly stated Holmseth  is not “delusional” or “psychotic.”

In one instance, it appears Barnes is questioning why she  was asked to evaluate Holmseth again. “The records of his supervised visits  reflect that he continues to have the same positive relationship with his son  that I observed previously, and showed no inappropriate interactions [in the  log generated by the facilitator] during those visits,” she said.

To effectively address all of the professed claims made by  Callahan and Petrovich about Holmseth, the Judge directed [Dr. Barnes] have  access to his website, writings, and the book he authored about the missing  child HaLeigh Ann-Maries Cummings.

No condemnation of Holmseth’s writing, reporting, or  publishing was found whatsoever.

In fact…

In an interesting moment of candor during the examination,  Barnes told Holmseth she basically believed what he was saying about the  police.

Barnes recommended Holmseth resume parenting-time with his  son.

This is a developing story.

CAUGHT AGAIN! EGF Police tampered with evidence and altered records

Timothy Charles Holmseth
320 17th Street N.W.
Unit #17
East Grand Forks, MN
218.230.1310 (cell)

August 17, 2013

Michael Hedlund
Chief of Police
East Grand Forks Police Department

Chief Hedlund,

Please accept this complaint against Sgt. Detective Chris Olson and all others involved in the Misconduct.

1.In the fall of 2011 I made multiple written requests to your Department for all police reports concerning me. I needed the reports to prove my innocence in a court case scheduled in Florida.

2.I filled out a Freedom of Information (FOI) form and handed it in person to Officer Hart.

3.I submitted two more requests by email to Lt. Rodney Hajicek. The requests went unanswered.

4.I made multiple telephone calls to the Secretary at the police stations and left messages.

5.Your Department did not respond to me or fill my FOI request (in violation of City policy).

6.On April 2, 2012 I filed a complaint to you regarding the deliberate withholding of documents.

7.On April 10, 2012 you responded and apologized. You asked me to fill the FOI form out again, and advised me to send it directly to you, which I then did.

8.On April 18, 2012 you printed out the documents and I received them shortly thereafter.

9.On December 14, 2012 four of your police officers entered my home-office with a Search Warrant and seized my hard-drive, as well as other journalism and publishing equipment.

10.During the execution of the Warrant, Sgt. Chris Olson advised me there was an envelope at the police station with my name on it. Officer Hart was present, and added that he too had seen the envelope.

11.I went to the police station and retrieved the white envelope with my name on it. The envelope contained police incident reports. The reports had a “print” date of October 24, 2011 at the bottom of each sheet.

12.As date ranges reveals, the Reports that Officer Olson advised me to pick up had been printed 14 months prior.

13.After picking up the white envelope, I then had two copies of the Reports. (October 24, 2011 from Sgt. Olson – – – April 18, 2012 from Chief Hedlund).

14.I will direct you to case number 11002212 – report date 07/12/2011 – generated by Officer Mike Swang.

15.When I placed the two Reports next to each other, I saw they were not identical – although they should have been.

a.The October 24, 2011 version of the Report was MISSING information.

b.The October 24, 2011 version was missing information regarding Lt. Hajicek, the person that called the police on me, and audio evidence collected by Officer Swang.

c.The exact same Report, which I received from you in April of 2012, CONTAINED the information.
d.Because the sentences missing from the October 24, 2011 version of the Report re-appear in the April 18, 2012 version, it means whoever printed the Reports out in October of 2011 deliberately REMOVED the sentences before printing the documents.

e.After the individual that printed the Reports out completed the print job, they put the information back into the report.

f.Obviously – the person that printed out the Reports in October of 2011 decided to not turn them over to me and hid them.

16.The before mentioned facts introduce an issue regarding the integrity of your Internal Affairs investigation regarding my original complaint on the matter.

a.When you replied to my complaint on April 10, 2012, you asked me to fill out another FOI request form and advised me to re-submit it directly to you. This clearly means you could not find my original FOI request or the documents.

b.The white envelope containing police incident reports, which Sgt. Olson directed me to retrieve on December 12, 2012, were printed out in October of 2011.

c.Therefore, because somebody printed out the Reports on October 24, 2012, it means the FOI form (that you could not find) I gave to Officer Swang had been RECEIVED, but subsequently disappeared along with the printed Reports.

d.During you Internal Affairs investigation you were not able to find or access:

◾The Police Incident Reports (in the white envelope)
◾The original FOI form

e.This also means that whatever Internal Affairs investigation you conducted surely contains false statements from the officers you questioned.

Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Author

Cc: Mayor Lynn Stauss, Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth, Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman, EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad, Minneapolis FBI

Police Chief and City Attorney using taxpayer money to defend personal misconduct?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

On December 14, 2012 the East Grand Forks Police Department  persuaded a Ninth Minnesota District Judge they needed to enter my (Timothy Charles Holmseth) home-office  and seize my computer and hard-drive.

The Affidavit for the Warrant did not allege a crime had  been committed. Rather – it stated the hard-drive needed to be ‘secured’ to  prevent me from ‘destroying evidence’.

In reality – it was the City that would soon attempt to ‘destroy evidence’.

The District Judge granted the City Police a limited Warrant  that allowed them to seize and hold items. When the police entered the premises,  the computer was turned on and functioning. The Administrator’s activity log shows the  computer was highly functional and used on a daily basis.

Attorney Bruce Ringstrom, Sr., Ringstrom Law Office, Detroit Lakes, negotiated on my behalf with East  Grand Forks City Attorney Ronald Galstad. I agreed to withdraw my request to  the District Judge for an investigation into official misconduct by Galstad and threats made to have  police officers lie on the witness stand if I insisted on a jury trial. The threats were passed to me by  Attorney Michael LaCouirsiere on behalf of Galstad.

In return for the withdrawal of my complaint, my hard-drive  and property was to be given back. Of course – I was not charged with any crime  because I had not committed one.

On April 26, 2013 the equipment was returned to me per the  order of Honorable Tamara Yon. The equipment was returned by Detective Aeisso  Schrage, EGFPD.  

Wires had been moved around inside the computer and the hard-drive  would not function. The damaged property was chronicled in real time through  emails from me to Attorney Ringstrom; as well as photographs. The equipment has been analuyzed and assessed by specialists.

On August 12, 2013 Police Chief Michael Hedlund responded to  a complaint I filed on the matter. He advised me the City Police Department  would not make me whole. Hedlund stated the City wasn’t responsible. His letter  was copied to City Attorney Ronald Galstad.

This latest action by City officials creates even more questions about the shady behavior and underworld attitudes of some big fish in a shrinking pond.

Would Attorney Ronald Galstad and Police Chief Michael  Hedlund really be foolish enough to underestimate  an experienced investigative journalist, and try to destroy evidence linking them  to criminal activity?

Have local officials been in communication with organized crime from out of state? Did Lt. Deteceive Rodney Hajicek commit a crime by using his official position to assist a charity fraud  from Fort Lauderdale called Xentel, Inc.

Are Police Chief Michael Hedlund and City Attorney Ronald Galstad drawing the City of East Grand Forks deeper and deeper into a legal quagmire that is actually comprised of their own personal troubles?

Is the local taxpayer flipping the bill to keep a few local officials out of trouble, which they created on their own?

It appears time will tell.

Several important matters are presently before a District Judge, and recent developments indicate the court system and State of Minnesota is really no longer amused.

Ronald Galstad and Michael LaCoursiere, public defender,  presently face judicial review by the Office of Lawyers Professional  Responsibility after a detailed complaint and affidavit was forwarded to the  Director of OLPR by Honorable Yon.

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Court was held on August 13, 2013 at the Polk County Justice Center, Crookston, Minnesota.

The hearing was proceeded over by the Honorable Tamara Yon.

The Court received an audio recording of a Florida resident that telephoned Timothy Holmseth in 2011. The caller warned him he was being followed and if he did not do as he was told, his parental rights were going to be targeted and altered.

The caller told him the “State” was going to take his children.

*The audio recording cannot be published per a Florida court order but is a matter of public record at the Polk County Justice Center, Crookston, Minnesota.

The Court also received a copy of a letter received by Timothy Holmseth from Police Chief Michael Hedlund, EGFPD, advising Holmseth he was investigating the destruction of Holmseth’s hard-drive while it was in police custody.

The following affidavit was submitted.





I, Timothy Charles Holmseth, being a legal citizen of the United States of America, and State of Minnesota, hereby state  the following is true to the best of knowledge:

The  State of Minnesota  is infringing upon the rights and protections, which are guaranteed to me under  the First Amendment to the United States Constitution – “Freedom of Speech” and  “Freedom of Press”

The  State of Minnesota is infringing upon the  rights and protections, which are guaranteed to me under Article 1; Section 3;  Minnesota State Constitution – “Liberty  of the Press”

The  State of Minnesota  has, and is, violating my Constitutional rights whereby it has paid a regular  wage to a single employee, Matthew J. Petrovich, to actively monitor the  content of my publication

I  hold a degree in media communications; have been employed for over a decade in  the media industry; been recognized with first place awards by the North Dakota  Newspaper Association; worked as a news reporter at newspapers of record; possess  written letters of reference from elected officials; authored a book; and  operated a freelance business for feature writing for national magazines.  is a legal publication of good repute that openly discusses matters of the  public’s interest.  contains stories, articles, media, and commentary of immediate interest to the  citizens of East Grand Forks, Minnesota;  Polk County, Minnesota;  Greater Minnesota; and Grand Forks,   North Dakota. The website is  providing the public with valuable information about the activities of public  officials.  contains information of interest to visitors from throughout the United States  interested in the high profile cases of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings, and  the Casey Anthony murder trial.

The  truthfulness and accuracy of the content published at  has never been contested via a civil lawsuit.

The  State of Minnesota  has been illegally monitoring the content of my publication and through the  actions of its agent Matthew Petrovich, weighing and considering the content of  my publication as a relevant factor in assessing me as a parent in advance of  custody rulings.

The monitoring  activities are in violation of state and federal constitutional protections.

The  motivation compelling the monitoring activities is in violation of state and federal  law.

Matthew  Petrovich is a Guardian Ad Litem that was assigned to my family case file with  instructions by the Court to coordinate  parenting-time exchanges between the Parties and make  short-term and long-term custody recommendations to the Court.

On July 23,  2013 Matthew Petrovich, after I confronted him, admitted in an email that he  monitors my website.

He stated:

  • His  monitoring activities were/are not based upon information he was/is  receiving from my son, XXXX .
  • He  does not monitor my website to obtain “proof” of any crime or infraction,  because the simple act of publishing is lawful.
  • He  has never acquired any “proof” of a crime or (theoretical) infraction of any  theoretical restriction while monitoring. 
  • He  monitors my website to be on the lookout for anything that is concerning

Matthew  Petrovich has been monitoring my publication on behalf of the State of Minnesota for over 1-1/2  years with no expressed legal authority or officially stated basis for doing so,  whereby:

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me with a copy of a court order from a District Judge that  authorizes or instructs Matthew Petrovich to monitor my publication.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me with a copy of a court order from a District Judge  explaining or detailing what content my website is supposed to be monitored in  search of.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me with a copy of a court order or Warrant from a District  Judge providing a start and end date to the monitoring activities.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me the name of the agency and/or agencies that directed Matthew  Petrovich to monitor my publication.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me the name of the individual agent, and/or agents, which  receives or assess the results of the monitoring activities of Matthew Petrovich.

My In Forma Paupris application to the Court  was approved by the District Judge and I have been authorized to represent  myself Pro Se.

My In Forma Paupris status and Pro Se  representation is a matter of the court file and is a fact known to Matthew  Petrovich.

Every single requirement associated with my legal  paperwork fall squarely upon my shoulders. I must draft my own motions; prepare  my own affidavits; do my own legal research; study and apply legal etiquette,  etc. Acting as my own attorney is emotionally taxing, time consuming, and  costly.

Matthew Petrovich has advised me ad nauseum,  that through monitoring my website, he has gleaned I am using my “computer”  while my son is under my care. He advises me he knows the dates and times of my  publishing activities.

Matthew Petrovich openly chastises, criticizes,  harangues, and harasses me about using my “computer” while my son is in my  custody. He connects my use of my computer, to his custody recommendations to  the Court. 

I have  confronted Matthew Petrovich about his ominous tactics of intimidation and  advised him his behavior and activities are interfering with my ability  represent myself in court.

Matthew  Petrovich is deliberately and maliciously monitoring me to intimidate me and  censor my publishing activities regarding the official misconduct of officials  within the Ninth Minnesota Judicial District.  

The State  of Minnesota, via the direct activities of the  East Grand Forks Police Department, East Grand Forks City Attorney’s Office  (Ronald Galstad), State of Minnesota via STATE  OF MINNESOTA VS TIMOTHY CHARLES HOLMSETH has violated the before-mentioned rights of  Timothy Charles Holmseth, whereby: In  June of 2009 Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek, EGFPD, telephoned me and asked me if  I knew a person named Donna Wagoner.

Per  EGF Police Incident Report # 09002015, Lt. Hajicek advised me the Company  (Xentel, Inc.) Donna Wagoner worked for did not want me to write anything about  them.

Lt.  Hajicek advised me he had also received a call from a XXXXXX form XXXXXXX named  XXX XXXRY XXXXXXX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Crystal Sheffield, mother of the missing  child HaLeigh Cummings.

XXX  XXXXXXX and XXXXXXXX member, Jeremiah Regan, at the time XXX called Lt.  Hajicek, was under investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Florida for transporting  the missing child HaLeigh Cummings across state lines.

Donna  Wagoner was assisting XXX XXXXXXX with media relations regarding a charity  (scam) called “HaLeigh Bug” being erected (by Xenetel, Inc.) in the name of the  missing child HaLeigh Cummings to obtain donations from generous Americans.

Lt.  Hajicek advised me on the telephone he supported Donna Wagoner and XXX XXXXXXX  in their requests that I not write anything about them and pressured me to  cease and desist.

Art  Harris, Busystreet Productions, Georgia, emailed Lt. Hajicek and expressed his  outrage that the FBI visited Donna Wagoner’s place of employment (Xentel, Inc.)  because of information I (Timothy Holmseth) had provided them regarding a  Photoshopped picture of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings being used in an  online scam.

According  to sworn statements made by XXX XXXXXXX to XXXXXXX, Art Harris was the official  “media consultant” working for XXXX and Crystal Sheffield.

Xentel,  Inc. is a company with an extensive history of fraud and has been successfully  sued by the Attorney General’s Office of multiple states including Iowa, Colorado, Missouri and Ohio.

Lt. Hajicek  and EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad continued developing a relationship with XXX  XXXXXXX for several years, and in 2011 they assisted her in obtaining a  fraudulent domestic violence order against me, through the XXXXX County,  Florida Family Courts, whereby an Injunction on my publication was obtained, using  Florida domestic violence law (despite me having never met XXX XXXXXXX nor having  entered the state of Florida).

The City of  East Grand Forks deliberately withheld and  refused my document requests for police incident reports that would have proved  I had no domestic relationship with XXX XXXXXXX, had not been to Florida, and never met  XXX.

Lt. Rodney  Hajicek generated no police report and conducted no investigation when I  reported to him that XXX XXXXXXX’s private investigator, William E. Staubs,  telephoned me and warned me that if I showed up for the Florida court hearing I  would surely be murdered. William Staubs swore to this in a notarized  Affidavit.

Multiple  witnesses attested to the fact XXX XXXXXXX, XXX XXXXXXX’s (felon) XXXX,  brandished an illegal Mini-14 Assault Carbine rifle and boasted it was the gun  that was going to kill “Timothy Holmseth”.

The EGFPD  arrested me, jailed me, and used the authority of the State of Minnesota to charge me with  a crime despite the State having no venue on the matter.

Misconduct complaints against State Public Defender Michael LaCoursiere, and State  Prosecutor Ronald Galstad, at my request, were forwarded to the Office of  Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility (OLPR) by Honorable Tamara Yon, 9th  Minnesota Judicial District.

The  Affidavit and Complaint to the OLPR set forth details supporting allegations  that Galstad and LaCoursiere threatened to have police officers lie on the  stand to convict me if I insisted on a jury trial and didn’t accept a  no-contest (Alford) plea.

The  Affidavit and Complaint sets forth details of how the EGFPD and State of  Minnesota illegally violated my Attorney Client Privilege and generated  provably false statements (false quotes attributed to me) (provably false  because all statements were surreptitiously recorded by me) in a police report.

The  Affidavit and Complaint sets forth details of how the EGFPD and State of Minnesota seized my hard  drive and then deliberately ruined it in custody.

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Do select public officials in East Grand Forks and Polk County, Minnesota have ties to the notorious Web hackatvist group “Anonymous”?

And if so – did the officials leak information to assist in the malicious cyber-stalking of a local journalist that reported them to the FBI?

The answer to these questions rests within the bizarre facts and circumstances that befell a Minnesota author immediately after he conducted interviews regarding the kidnapping of a little girl from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings.

That author is me – Timothy Charles Holmseth.

The question is not as perplexing as it seems.


“Anonymous” is a loosely affiliated group of Web hactivists that have become internationally recognized for malicious mischief and hacking. They are infamous for hacking into the accounts of U.S. Congressmen, servers for the United States Department of Defense, FEMA, and the Department of Justice.

Anonymous fell under intense investigation by the FBI in 2012 after becoming involved in a rape case being prosecuted in Jefferson County, Ohio.

Angry about prosecutorial decisions regarding the sexual assault of a young girl by members of the local football team, Anonymous launched an assault against the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Steubenville Police Department, and County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Web group’s willingness to threaten and menace police officers was made clear when Steubenville Police Chief William McCafferty found his computer system disabled by an email attachment he opened. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla reported to the Attorney General that someone threatened to murder his family and rape his daughters.

Thriving amidst the Steubenville rape case controversy was an anonymously operated website called that published volatile information regarding the case; was critical of the police, and accused attorneys of being corrupt.

The website would harass and harangue the Ohio public officials as they moved forward with charges against two accused members of the football team.

The website would eventually become a nexus between cyber-stalker and public officials in Polk County, Minnesota.

The Minnesota Connection

The seemingly unlikely relationship between an interstate criminal operation and Minnesota officials was likely established by the hacktavist group’s overt willingness to aggressively confront and intimidate law enforcement in an area where they were committed to controlling the outcome of a situation.

Blackmail and extortion is a trademark tactic of Anonymous. The hacktavists enforce their demands through a method called “doxing” which involves obtaining extremely sensitive and private information about a target – and publishing it. A person that is doxed risks finding everything from their social security number, to court records, to embarrassing photographs, published on the Web.

The difference between the Minnesota and Ohio officials is the Ohio officials contacted the FBI, while Minnesota kept everything hush-hush, played ball, and tried to silence a witness – me.

Evidence of official misconduct in Polk County, Minnesota first surfaced in 2012 when began publishing sensitive information that was not public. The information originated from official complaints that had been quietly filed to the Minnesota Bar Association and FBI regarding a couple of lawyers and several police officers.

The Complaints named East Grand Forks City Attorney Ronald Galstad, State Public Defender Michael LaCoursiere, Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek, and Sgt. Detective Chris Olson.

I filed them – and as you will see – for very good reason.

Xentel Inc.

The disturbing reality that Minnesota law enforcement and public officials was cooperating with criminal elements requires we step back to 2009 where we will observe a catalyst event, and then an escalation of activities within the legal community of the 9th Minnesota Judicial District.

Signs of misconduct and unscrupulous behavior by police first surfaced in the spring of 2009, immediately after I conducted interviews with the media team and family members of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings.

Police records show that in June of 2009, Lt. Rod Hajicek, East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD), made a menacing phone call to me on behalf of a company called Xentel Inc.

Xentel Inc. is a company with a horrendous reputation and has been sued for fraud by Attorney General Offices across the United States. The Web is saturated with horror stories about the legally embattled scam operation and the fraudulent practices they employ.

Lt. Hajicek states in a Police Incident Report that he spoke with Donna Wagoner, Xentel, Florida. He states that Wagoner called the police to complain about me, and, she requested he telephone me, on behalf of Xentel, to advise me not to write about the Company.

The entry by Lt. Hajicek regarding me is the first real involvement the EGFPD ever had with me (aside from my forgetting to update the tabs on my license plate) – but it would only be the beginning of a civil rights holocaust that would engulf me and my children.

Police records show that Donna Wagoner turned out to be only one of many members of a close-knit group (hereby referred to as the Group) of individuals that suddenly began calling the EGFPD in 2009. Nearly every member of the Group worked for Crystal Sheffield, mother, HaLeigh Cummings.

When Hajicek telephoned me, he attempted to wave me off the story I was working on at that time. It was a story regarding a manipulated photograph of HaLeigh Cummings. The doctored photograph merged two human images together to create the false appearance Crystal Sheffield was holding her daughter HaLeigh, lovingly. It had been published on a website called where donations were being solicited in the name of the missing child’s plight.

Donations scams are the proverbial trademark of Xentel.

Per the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, police departments are not free to telephone journalists and pressure them to stay away from a certain subject, but that is exactly what the EGFPD did.

I did not back off and subsequently submitted information I acquired about the chopped photograph to the Minneapolis FBI. I realized the person(s) that Photoshopped the picture may have information regarding the whereabouts of the missing child.

A public records request to the Polk County Attorney’s Office would later reveal Donna Wagoner’s close associate, Art Harris, emailed Lt. Hajicek and requested he arrange for my arrest. Harris was furious the FBI in Florida visited his friend, Donna Wagoner, at her place of employment (Xentel) regarding the photograph.

Harris was also the official media consultant for Crystal Sheffield and was appearing regularly on Nancy Grace and the HLN network to talk about the HaLeigh Cummings case.

Lt. Hajicek told Harris he couldn’t arrest me because publishing was a civil matter, but, appearing to be all ears, he assured Harris he would forward his concerns to the Polk County Attorney to see if there was anything Greg Widseth could do.

The idea that Lt. Hajicek was mulling over an innocent man’s arrest is only the tip of the iceberg, compared to events that would eventually unfold in East Grand Forks and Polk County, Minnesota.

For the next several years I received threatening phone calls and stern warnings from anonymous callers, some using voice changer software, threatening me great bodily harm. I was told to shut up about what I knew regarding the missing little girl.

I reported the threats and harassment to the EGFPD who would do absolutely nothing to investigate. When I executed multiple successful call traces on some of the calls the police still refused to investigate. When I contacted Police Chief Michael Hedlund regarding the matter he ignored me.

I received telephone calls from individuals that guaranteed me they could have the State of Minnesota take my children away from me. I was told to withdraw several complaints I had filed regarding professionals involved with the missing child case, or I would lose my parental rights.

It is notable that taking a child from a parent is the Modus Operandi of the Group that kidnapped HaLeigh Cummings from her father.

This ominous threat emerged as a quasi-reality in 2011 when a barrage of false child abuse complaints was suddenly filed against me, and an Ex Parte Motion to suspend my parenting-time was filed to the Family Court.

I was eventually cleared by Grand Forks County Child Protection Services after the esteemed team of CPS specialists, doctors, and psychologists unanimously signed off on an Affidavit – “No Services Required or Recommended – No Risk Factors for Abuse”.

Not one single checkmark was checked in the concern row.

But the original plan had already been executed.

Before the ink was dry on the original documents of the concocted child abuse story, it was published on The anonymous publishers declared the ‘HaLeigh Cummings author’ a violent, dangerous, child abuser and conspiracy nut – mentally unstable – not to be believed.

My reputation as an award-winning newspaper reporter was dissipating quickly amidst online libel, slander, and Web radio programs that discussed me for hours at a time. I was described as a psychopath that jumped out of bushes in parks and raped old ladies. I was compared to the Rev. Jim Jones, Ted Bundy, and Jeffery Dahmer. There was no limit on the defamation, which included accusations of incest and child molestation upon an infant.

The online attack at that named my minor children, and published HIPPA protected records drew the ire of a Grand Forks forensic psychologist, who promptly telephoned Attorney Michael Jorgenson, Charlson & Jorgenson Law Office, Thief River Falls. He subsequently alerted Honorable Donna Dixon, Judge, 9th Minnesota District that information about minor children was being published on the Web.

But that was not the last we would see of Nor would it be the last attempts on my child custody status/ parental rights, which kept coming, diabolically, from cynical depths, deep within the 9th Minnesota Judicial District.

Between 2009 and 2011 I had observed, and fallen victim to, corruption at the EGFPD at such a disturbing level I could easily articulate it using documents – and did.

In the spring of 2012, I provided a detailed statement of facts to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota regarding illegal activity I was observing between a Group in Florida and officials in Polk County, Minnesota.

In the winter of 2012, I submitted information to the Minnesota Bar Association after my public defender, Michael LaCoursiere, told me EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad would have some police officers lie on the witness stand to gain a false conviction against me if I insisted on a jury trial.

Seeking to preserve the integrity of the Complaint I filed in the winter, I kept the entire affair to myself. Only the individuals I reported knew about the report, other than the Minnesota Bar Association and FBI.


Small facts and details contained in my Complaint began to emerge within the content being published on the x-rated website

The content on is an extremely disturbing journey into the diabolically perverse. The site features photographs and depictions of people in various sexual positions. The anonymous publisher, a cyber-stalker, is clearly a sexual degenerate and obsessed with the concepts of masturbation, sex toys, sexual torture, toilet functions, anal sex, and rape.

The website talked about me and my children constantly, featured my photograph, as well as photographs of my entire family including my aging parents.

At the same time I had filed my complaint to authorities regarding the two lawyers, comments began appearing on referring to my allegations to the “FBI” regarding a “State’s Attorney”.

The State’s Attorney I complained about was Ronald Galstad. I that Attorney Michael LaCoursiere told me Galstad would have Sgt. Detective Chris Olson and Polk County Deputy Jesse Haugen lie on the stand if I didn’t take an Alford (no-contest) plea.

I had not made any of that information public.

Comments alluding to my Complaints against local officials continued to appear.

Because of the extremely subtle nature of the non-public information appearing on the website, regarding public officials in the 9th Minnesota District, there was no doubt but the anonymous publisher was directly communicating with officials in Northern Minnesota.

Anonymous Raided

On April 15, 2013 approximately a dozen FBI agents raided the home of Deric Lostutter, Winchester, Kentucky. He was targeted by the feds for his involvement in Web crimes and hacking in the Steubenville Rape Case. His computer, hard-drive, and phones were seized. Lostutter would later admit he was a member of Anonymous that went by the name KY Anonymous.

The ripple effect of the FBI raid in Kentucky could be felt. When law enforcement seizes computer drives, they acquire a treasure trove of contact information and associates of the owner. It was the beginning of the end.

In the spring and summer of 2013, various Web programs, Twitter accounts, and attack websites that had regularly targeted me and my family began to disappear from the Web.

In the summer went offline.

If contact information, being gathered through spidering FBI raids, connects police, lawyers, and public officials in the 9th Minnesota Judicial District to the FBI already knows.

Public officials in Northern Minnesota involved with factions of organized crime in Florida?

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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?

East Grand Forks hiding seedy underbelly?

Hajicek and Olson named in federal civil rights lawsuit in 2009

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Court records show allegations by Timothy Charles Holmseth that his civil rights were violated by the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD) have been brought against the same officers in the past.

In 2009 Rose Mary Delgado sued Lt. Rodney Hajicek and Officer Chris Olson of the EGFPD for violating her civil rights.

Records from the United States Court of Appeals with the Eighth Circuit allege in part: “Hajicek violated her fourth amendment rights because he materially misled the Polk County Court, leading to the issuance of a warrant for her arrest”.

In 2013 the same officers were reported to the FBI, as well as being material participants in a Complaint submitted to the Minnesota Lawyer’s Board.

The propensity for misconduct by the EGFPD is detailed in an extensive Affidavit that was reviewed by a District Judge of the Ninth Minnesota District.

On July 9, 2013 Honorable Tamara Yon granted a request by Timothy Charles Holmseth, to forward a detailed complaint to the Office of Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility; in accordance with an official rule.

Rule 8(b), Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility, states,
No investigation shall commence on a complaint by or on behalf of a party represented by court appointed counsel, insofar as the court appointed attorney alleges incompetent representation by the attorney in the pending matter. Any such complaint shall be summarily dismissed with without prejudice. The Director’s dismissal shall inform the complainant that the complaint may be sent to the chief district judge or trial court judge involved in the pending matter. The Judge may, at any time, refer the matter to the Director for investigation.

Although the Delgado lawsuit claimed only the violation of her Fourth Amendment rights, the violations against Holmseth piled up over several years of blatant and gross misconduct and included infringement of the following:
◾First Amendment – Freedom of Speech / Press
◾Second Amendment – Right to Bear Arms
◾Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure / Search Warrants
◾Fifth Amendment – Right to Due Process
◾Seventh Amendment – Trial by Jury

View Delgado Court Document