ED Magedson – Founder
Tonkon Torp Law Firm, David Aman888 SW 5th Avenue Portland, Montana USA
Tonkon Torp Law Firm, David Aman Unethical Attorney. Abuse of Process. Harassing. Discriminating. Portland Oregon
On or about 2009 the Summit Principals filed bankruptcy after they had hired Obsidian Finance Group, David Aman’s client to help them restructure debt. David Aman was involved to protect Tonkon Torp Law Firm and Leon Simson of Tonkon Torp who had previously worked with Kevin Padrick and with Dept. of Justice Trustee Pamela Griffith.
This enabled attorney and co-owner of Obsidian Finance Group, Kevin Padrick to get the Trustee job and make millions a year over 5 years. Also his prior work with Perkins Coie attorney Steven Hedberg at Miller Nash helped him as Hedberg was the Creditors attorney. Also then attorney Michael Simon was a creditor attorney and worked with Kevin Padrick on the 30 million dollar plus, Umpqua Bank Settlements.
Perkins Coie attorney Michael Simon then became Judge Michael Simon and was put into office the same time as Judge Michael Simon, Cox alleges they are friends. Perkins Coie hosted the event that welcomed Judge Hernandez into office.
It is important to note that Judge Marco Hernandez was not a Federal Judge in Portland until AFTER David Aman filed a 10 million dollar lawsuit against a penniless, homeless blogger who was exposing the inside dealing of the Summit Bankruptcy.
Together David Aman and his client Kevin Padrick sued, and bullied any Summit insider who objected to their fees, video taped public meetings, filed court documents they did not approve of, and well, anyone that did not do exactly as they wanted was harassed, sued, set up, got criminal charges for fake acts, and even forced into mental institutes.
On December 23, 2010 David Aman, Tonkon Torp Law Firm sent me a cease and desist requesting I, Crystal Cox, remove content online about his client Kevin Padrick and Obsidian Finance. I had been reporting on the Summit Bankruptcy for 3 years by this time as David Aman clearly knew as he deposed Summit Insider Stephanie DeYoung and asked her Crystal Cox’s motive for posting, of which she answered in video at a deposition in August of 2009.
David Aman gave me no blog post that he wanted removed, or had issue with and I literally had thousands by that time. With no way to know what he was requesting to be removed, therefore I did not remove any.
David Aman filed a 10 million dollar lawsuit against me, just weeks after this, on January 14th 2011 saying the same generic information and stating No Blog post and requesting NO JURY Trial.
According to Oregon’s Retraction Laws, Aman is required to ask for a retraction and then wait 2 weeks before he sues, otherwise he has no defamation claim. This law was completely ignored in this case and Defendant Crystal Cox, my, rights were completely violated.
About Dec. 2010 or earlier David Aman began conspiring with a man named Sean Boushie, whom he knew there was a clear record that this man had threatened to kill me. David Aman worked with this man to harass me, bully me, keep me in constant fear and he was to come to the trial and bully me. I filed a motion to Exclude, Judge Hernandez granted this and claimed, as the record shows, that he was contacting the FBI on these matters in a hearing on Nov. 18th 2011. This FBI involvement never happened. Aman continued to conspire with this man.
Throughout 2011 Aman contacted me by phone and email, lied to me, bullied me, offered me settlement offers that would incriminate others and discriminated against me as a pro se litigant as well as constantly threatened me and lied to me.
As a top Oregon Law Firm, Judge Marco Herndandez protected David Aman over the rights of pro se litigant Crystal Cox, me. I allege they had many private communications of which I, Crystal Cox, pro se was not privy to and in this communications they discussed my alleged guilt of extortion and how they would paint me out as a criminal extortionist to the world, of which they have now successfully done. And has caused ire
On Nov. 29th 2011, David Aman forced me to be deposed and questioned my on topics unrelated to the blog post I was on trial for, one of which was my internet marketing business that I had tried to do but never made a living at. I refused, Judge Hernandez came into the room, the video camera and court reporter were shut off and Judge Marco Hernandez ordered me tell Aman about this business.
Aman’s motive was to set me up for the crime of extortion, of which violated my 14th amendment and 5th amendment rights and forced me to essentially incriminate myself.
Mid Nov. 2011 Cox filed a motion asking Aman to again to stop accusing her of extortion. It was proper to file a criminal complaint if he thought Cox guilty of a crime and not use a civil court, connections with a Judge and manipulation of a Jury of which Cox never agreed to have.
On Nov. 28th 2011, At the hearing before this deposition, Cox asked Judge Hernandez if Aman was allowed to bring in that one email into evidence, the Judge said he was not unless I testify, so Aman and Judge Hernandez tricked me into not testifying in my own defense, and then they let the email in anyway into the closing statement. Having asked the next day and told it was not coming in, I was not prepared with my easy defense of the 4 other emails of the email thread that David Aman willfully, neglectfully, deliberately left out to paint me as a criminal in a civil trial and cover up the crimes of elite portland Oregon law firms, DOJ Trustees, Bankruptcy Judges, utility and finance companies.
The other 4 emails show that I was not saying what he painted to the world that I had said. And this email was an attorney to attorney email, as I was my own attorney. It was privileged and it was sent after I was sued for 10 Million dollars, yet David Aman made it the center of attention to put up a smoke screen and hide the corrupt and illegal actions of his law firm and his client in the Summit Bankruptcy proceeding.
His client Kevin Padrick was under contract with Summit to help them restructure debt, he took a 100,000 from them and they had a signed contract. Under contract law this cannot be interfered with and under bankruptcy law Kevin Padrick was an insider and unable to be a Trustee then working on the opposite side of his cilent and essentially bankrupting them, setting them up for jail time, liquidating them and only when he got a 15% fee on everything that he SOLD. Before this time he simply seized and froze assets.
Kevin Padrick did not declare in his trustee statement that he had prior contracts with Summit and clear conflicts of interest in working for the debtor and was therefore legally an insider, and in bankruptcy code, an “insider” is not allowed to be a Trustee.
And in the Tax Code, in a 1031 Exchange Company a legally defined “insider” is not a “qualified intermediary”. Thus Cox claimed and still claims Tax Fraud and Bankruptcy Code Violations, as well as violations of Contract Law per contracts that Obsidian had with Summit. This court knows enough to order an investigation in the Summit Bankruptcy yet has not, Cox alleges this is to protect corruption in Portland Oregon.
The court cannot interfere with contract law, yet Judge Randall Dunn ruled that Kevin Padrick be appointed Trustee which was in clear opposition to the best interest of the Creditors and violated contract law.
Judge Marco Hernandez and David Aman knows that Kevin Padrick broke the LAW, alleges COX. And Cox alleges that he is protecting Perkins Coie mainly, and Judge Michael Simon. David Aman was Kevin Padrick’s attorney in the Summit Bankruptcy and involved in the corruption that Cox was and is alleging in the behind the scenes of that Bankruptcy.
The TRUTH is Kevin Padrick was not LEGALLY able to be the TRUSTEE as a MATTER OF LAW. Therefore the Summit Bankruptcy should be VOID, started over and Kevin Padrick and all his co-conspirators such as Judge Randall Dunn, DOJ Trustee Pamela Griffith, Tonkon Torp’s Leon Simpson, and Perkins Coie Steven Hedberg SHOULD all go to JAIL.
It is a BLATANT Fact that Kevin Padrick did not declare in his trustee statement that he had prior contracts with Summit and clear conflicts of interest in working for the debtor and was therefore legally an insider, and in bankruptcy code, an “insider” is not allowed to be a Trustee. And a fact per the record that a TRUSTEE was NOT in the best interest of the creditors PERIOD.
David Aman blocked and prevented me from testifying at my trial in my own defense with lies about evidence, tricks and deceit. David Aman maliciously used an email I had sent him as a settlement offer to make the Jury think I was a criminal and that my motive, my “malice” was to post online about him and his client then 3 years later ask for the money to remove the content. When the whole email thread, including 5 emails showed that I was not intending “extortion”, it is clear. Yet Aman, desperate to discredit me to the world and keep the eyes off the criminal activity of Tonkon Torp and Kevin Padrick, he painted to the Jury and later to the world that I, Crystal Cox was a Felony Extortionist.
Cox had a 1 day trial on Nov. 29th, 2011, the Jury loathed Cox so much they gave the Plaintiff $500,000 more then they asked for, for a total of $2.5 million. Cox would have had a smaller judgement if she had simply not attended the trial.
Cox was bullied, denied due process, the Judge and Aman conspired, she was set up, discriminated against and her life made the collateral damage to protect Portland Oregon’s Elite.
December 2011 after getting a $2.5 Million Judgement against Cox, attorney David took a private settlement negotiation, one email out of a 5 email thread and gave it to the Seattle Weekly, maliciously, deliberately, with malice, neglectfully and willfully telling them that I, Crystal Cox had extorted him and his client. The whole world then believed Cox a criminal as he and his client spread the email and the allegations to Forbes, the New York Times, the OS Bar magazine, the AP press, and many other big and small media and legal publications world wide. This has deliberately caused Crystal Cox, me, irreparable damage and my wish of the Oregon Bar is to ensure this does not happen to anyone else and to STOP Aman from doing this to me again in my new trial.
On or about December 10th 2011, David Aman negotiated a deal with attorney Marc Randazza, it was some sort of deal to STOP me, Cox from appealing my ruling to the Ninth Circuit. I was made aware of this by attorney, UCLA professor Eugene Volokh.
Marc Randazza was acting as my attorney to negotiate a deal that would benefit his big money clients in the Porn Industry, such as Liberty Media. Randazza posed as my attorney with no contract no agreement with me, and David Aman simply negotiated a deal and they moved forward with out my, the client, a pro se litigant’s knowledge or approval.
Once I found out I made sure Randazza knew he did not represent me, as I wanted Professor Eugene Volokh to represent me on appeal and NOT Marc Randazza.
It was unethical, and I allege, unlawful for David Aman to be negotiate a deal without my knowledge, knowing full well I was pro se and had been in court with him as my own attorney 2 weeks prior and filing motions for the prior year as my own attorney.
After my firing attorney Marc Randazza, who did not have my permission to be negotiating for me, he got very angry and retaliated. Oregon attorney David Aman participated in this retaliation, willfully and with knowledge of it being unethical and unlawful.
Marc Randazza contacted Aman and they made a plan to set me up for the crime of extortion. Randazza agreed that he would testify that I extorted him. But that Aman would have to Subpoena him in order to make it look legit, as Randazza had acted as my attorney, thought he did not have my permission and things could get sticky.
So Aman subpoenaed Randazza. I was pro se so I got a copy of this subpoena so I began to blog the story and fight for my life as it was already shown that Judge Hernandez believed I was guilty of extortion and had taken a pot shot at that accusation in a ruling denying a new tria. So we had 2 attorneys and a Judge setting me up for extortion without due process, and in violation of my rights, my only hope was to start a blog and expose the situation of which I did, and for some reason Randazza never testified. Later he claimed to a court that I had intimidated him. Thing is I had questions ready to ask him and planned to be at the deposition.
Aman then conspired with Randazza to hire “receiver” Laura Pearson who had worked with Randazza before in the Righthaven cases to seize blogs and get assets from litigants.
Aman conspired with Randazza to SEIZE Cox’s right to appeal.
On or about December 2012 David Aman conspired with Marc Randazza of Randazza Legal Group and Steven Wilker of Tonkon Torp law firm to seize my right to appeal a $2.5 million Judgement, see document, 144 and 145 of Obsidian v. Cox, Motion to Stay, the attached documents show the planned sheriff sale.
At this time I represented myself on my assets. Randazza knowing his trick well, as a Florida attorney, coached, counseled Aman on how to file documents in the county where I live and in Multnomah County Oregon, to have a sheriff’s sale and auction of my “right to appeal” the $2.5 Million Judgment in Obsidian v. Cox, in order to satisfy the debt.
At this time I was well into my Ninth Circuit Appeal.
Aman, Tonkon Torp Lawyer, having powerful connections in Oregon, got a sheriff to issue this documents and set this auction.
Just before Christmas vacation I contacted my appeal attorney Eugene Volokh, he wrote up an addition to our contract so he could represent me on this matter, filed a motion to stay, then flew to a hearing in Portland to block David Aman’s unconstitutional, unethical actons against Cox.
Aman and Randazza continued for years to bully, threaten, harass and sue Cox, me, in order to STOP me from my Ninth circuit appeal or get me to “deal”, to settle.
I won my ninth circuit appeal, fighting and clawing all the way to stay in it. And now I face a new trial where David Aman is again representing Obsidian. I have filed a motion to remove him as there is no way to get a fair trial with Judge Marco Hernandez as the Judge again and attorney David Aman involved.
Crystal Cox, me, alleges that David Aman violated my constitutional rights, human rights, civil rights, rules of procedure and broke the law in his dealings with me in the Obsidian Finance Group v. Crystal Cox case. I allege that he acted willfully, deliberately negligent, unethically and relentless attacked me completely outside of law and in violation of my due process rights and all to retaliate against a whistleblower, an investigative reporter writing on the Summit Bankruptcy of which he was involved in.
Posted Proudly by Blogger Crystal L. Cox to WARN the PUBLIC
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/15/2014 10:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Tonkon-Torp-Law-Firm-David-Aman/Portland-Montana-97204/Tonkon-Torp-Law-Firm-David-Aman-Unethical-Attorney-Abuse-of-Process-Harassing-Discrim-1155044. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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