ED Magedson – Founder
Curt Baggett, Bart Baggett,Internet United States of America
Bart Baggett, "falsely" claimed that he studied as an apprentice under (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE, for a period of "several years".
Fact: Bart Baggett was born in 1968. It is more likely than not that Bart Baggett graduated from High School in 1986. After High School Baggett enrolled in Pepperdine University in California. In about 1992 Baggett graduated from Pepperdine University in California, and following the 4 years Baggett attended College in California he returned to Dallas, Texas and went into buisness with his brother Brett Thomas Baggett doing "neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). During this time period Bart Baggett did take a Basic Handwriting Analysis Course under (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE. The Basic Handwriting Analysis Course under Ray Walker, QDE, was for a period of two hours a night, two nights a week for six weeks. Bart Baggett had no further personal or professional relationship with Ray Walker, QDE, except for those FEW BRIEF HOURS!
Curtis L. Baggett "Falsely" claimed in at least one deposition in a Federal Court in Georgia where he swore that he had studied as an apprentice under (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE, for 10 YEARS. Curtis Baggett has NEVER had a personal or professional relationship (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE.
Case #199-80166-88 Court: 199th District Court, Collin County, Texas: Date of Offense: 11/12/1987 Charge: Felony Aggravated Assult: 2/23/1988 The Case was heard by a Grand Jury and Curtis Leo Baggett was indicted for Felony Aggravated Assult. Baggett pled Not Guilty, However on 08/17/1988 he was found GUILTY and on that date he was sentenced to FOUR YEARS Probation under the supervision of the Texas Department of Corrections. Baggett was also sentenced to a fine of $5,000.00 and Court Costs of $160.00: On 07/14/1993 Curtis Leo Baggett was discharged as having completed his Probation. In Curtis Leo Baggett's probation records there is NO mention that he was employed as an apprentice studying to be a Questioned Document Examiner under (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE.
(Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE, was deposed as an Expert Witness in the following Cases that are on file in the Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Court House.
1. Case #17-134832091: Deposition of (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE. Recorded By: Julie G. (Miller) Davault CSR, Date: February 21, 1994
2. Case #236-145953-93: Deposition of (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE, Recorded By: Wendy Wilson CSR-4793, Date: May 2, 1994
Fact: In BOTH of these cases there is NO mention of Curtis and/or Bart Baggett HOWEVER, in both case depositions EVERY individual that attended those Judicial Proceedings are named, that includes the ONLY person who accompained Ray Walker, QDE, to those depositions. That person was Ray Walker, QDE's, ADVANCED STUDENT who was in the final days of his/her FIVE YEAR apprenticeship under (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE.
Fact: Ray Walker, QDE, died suddenly in 1994.
Fact: For the Record, This "Advanced Student" described above who served a Five Year Apprenticeship under his Mentor (Board Certified) Ray Walker, QDE, has since taught refreshment course(s) to other Experts he/she has never certified ANY person to become a Questioned Document Examiner and/or Handwriting Expert, This EXPERT has testified as an Expert Witness in several Cases and has NEVER been disqualified in ANY Court and has NEVER given ANY reason to have His/Her Expertise to be questioned!
Curtis L. Baggett has claimed that since 1999 he has testified in MORE than 2,000 cases all over the U.S. and Several Foreign Nations.
Fact: Collin County Texas 219th Judicial District Court Case #219-80845-95 Offence Date: 06/24/1995 Charge: Theft >$1500.00 <$20K Severity: Felony 09/19/1995 The afore mentioned case was heard by a Grand Jury and on that date Curtis Leo Baggett was indicted by the Grand Jury for FELONY THEFT. 03/26/1996 Curtis Leo Baggett pled not guilty to the afore mentioned charges, HOWEVER he was found GUILTY in a Jury Trial of the Felony Charges against him. 03/28/1996 Curtis Leo Baggett was sentenced to the Texas Department of Corrections for 9 MONTHS, Sentenced to a fine of $2400.00, Court Costs of $237.50 and Appointed Attorney Fees of $2000.00: 04/01/1996 an appeal was filed in the case and on 11/01/1996 a supplemental appeal was filed. On 12/22/1997 Curtis Leo Baggett was placed on probation for 5 YEARS for the afore mentioned crime. ON 04/23/2001 Curtis Leo Baggett completed probation and was Discharged.
During the time Curtis Leo Baggett was on probation for Felony Theft he had internet websites advertising that he was a Court Qualified Handwriting Expert. Those websites advertised that Curtis Leo Baggett accepted CREDIT CARDS as payment for his "Expert Opinions and/or Court Testimoney". In Curtis Leo Baggett's probation records there is NO mention that Baggett claimed to be "a Handwriting Expert", who accepted CREDIT CARDS for his services.
In the years prior to and following Curtis Leo Baggett's multiple lengthy Probation periods, He and his son declared to be "World Renowned Handwriting Experts". Bart and Curtis Baggett also founded Handwriting Services International, HSI, Handwriting University, etc., etc. These two individuals under the guise of being experts from many people who believed they were serving as an apprentice under experts when infact Bart Baggett had NOTHING more than a 6 WEEK (24 HOURS) of Class time under a Board Certified Expert(s).
It has been proven that Curtis Leo Baggett has been disqualified in several State and Federal Courts and has NEVER had appropriate certification for many years he has sworn to the Courts and others that he was Qualified to make Expert Opinions and Testify as a Professional Questioned Document Examiner.
Bart Baggett has recently filed Racketeering Suits against 53 of his Former Students. Why would anyone want to bring such heinous complaints against his former students with 53 inappropriate lawsuits, except to keep them from testifying against him, and his buisness partner and Co-Founder, of their phony "University(s)"? Bart Baggett's buisness partner, Curtis Baggett, has been declared by the Court(s) to be a "VICIOUS LITIGANT" for bringing MANY unmerited suits in the past and can no long file lawsuits.
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