While we’re at it I thought I would remind the AP of their commitment to run a clarification/correction on their last piece on the RPS bond fraud et al.


February 2, 2009

Mr. Tom Curley , President
Associated Press
450 W. 33rd Street
New York, New York 10001

Re: AP Story – No charges in Spokane River Park Square case (Filed by AP Reporter Nicholas K. Geranios, Spokane, WA)

Dear Mr. Curley:

Thank you for you prompt response to my last letter of September 28, 2008.  Mr. Oreskes did email me and had AP regional editor Jody DeJonge contact me by phone.  In my discussion with Ms. DeJonge she gave me a commitment that at the next opportunity the AP would run a clarification.  She also expressed that they would follow-up with Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker re the Savage manslaughter case that was handled off to his office for review by the US. Attorney’s Office.

See my enclosed demand letter to Sheriff Knezovich and Chief Kirkpatrick of January 27, 2009 which is self-explanatory.  As I expressed in an email to Ms. DeJonge now would be a good time to run the follow-up story since S-R Reporter Jonathan Brunt’s most recent story, “State may look into RPS garage death”:

Could this be the time to run your follow-up story to correct the errors in your previous feed after the DOJ press conference that you committed a while back to do:

AP wire story on RPS – A demand for correction

Here’s some original info that S-R Brunt did not have when he wrote this story.  See my demand letter to Sheriff Knezovich and Chief Kirkpatrick along with cover letters to Co Prosecutor Tucker, State AG McKenna, and Gov Gregoire.

Also included is  the US DOJ’s prosecutor’s manual for RICO filings.  Read the definitions, jurisdiction issues,  overt acts, and pattern of criminal activity et al.

I’m still shocked that the US Attorney’s Office didn’t consider using RICO to prosecute this mess in Spokane.

Brunt did a credible job but I’m sure his article was deliberately under reported again by editing from above.  Will the AP again aid and or abet the S-R in this ongoing criminal enterprise/conspiracy?

Thank you for your assistance in correcting your previous article on this very important story that has national implication.


Det. Ron Wright (Retired)

3327 North Indian Trail PMB 135
Spokane, WA 99208



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