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One woman propaganda machine: Wendy-Dant Chesser, Herald Palladium board, Cornerstone Alliance President, Harbor Shores Trustee, Alliance for World-Class Communities officer, self-appointed BH commissioner. (H-P sold in 2000 to Paxton Media Group, Paducah, Ky. Whirlpool VP Jeff Noel from Ky.)
Ex-officer charged in forgeries (shortened article)
Cotter: Brooks charged in faking signature, falsifying vehicle forms
By Wm. Ast, H-P, 2/25/09
ST. JOSEPH - A former Benton Harbor police officer is facing two forgery charges, Berrien County Prosecutor Arthur Cotter said.
Cotter in a press release said Carlton Brooks, 31, is charged with forging another officer's signature on a departmental form last year. That form falsely said a 1998 Ford Explorer was an abandoned vehicle, and had been sold at public auction, but no such sale had taken place, he said. [HOW COME CHIEF MINGO IS NOT BEING CHARGED? HE IS THE ONE WHO ORGANIZED THE EBAY CAR SALES WHICH THIS STORY ACTUALLY REVOLVES AROUND. (NOT THAT THE HP WOULD MENTION IT.)]
The second forgery charge alleges that Brooks in 2007 falsified another form which stated an altered or reassembled 1997 wrecker was an abandoned vehicle, Cotter said. That was done to get a new and misleading clear title to the vehicle to replace the existing title, the prosecutor said. [HOW CAN THE OFFICER DO THIS WITHOUT THE CHIEF KNOWING? CRIME IS HAPPENING UNDER MINGO'S NOSE, AND HE DOESN'T SEE IT? (WE DOUBT IT - HE'S ONE OF THE CRIME BOSSES!)]
Forgery is punishable by up to 14 years in prison, Cotter said. [HOW MUCH TIME FOR BEING AN ACCESSORY? WHO'S THE CRIMINAL AND WHO'S THE ACCESSORY? THIS QUESTION APPLIES TO PROSECUTOR ARTHUR COTTER AS WELL: HE HAS A LONG AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BHPD, MINGO, AND WHIRLPOOL. CORPORATE/COURT/LAW ENFORCEMENT/MEDIA CRIME IS THE NORM IN BERRIEN, USUALLY TO THE DETRIMENT OF BENTON HARBOR RESIDENTS. BH IS POSSIBLY THE HARDEST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY TO SURVIVE IN BECAUSE OF IT (AND WHIRLPOOL OUTSOURCING)].
Brooks was a patrolman with the department from 2006 to 2008, according to the Benton Harbor Police Department. [BHPD CRIME INDOCTRINATION HAPPENS FAST.]
This is the second prominent case involving a Benton Harbor officer recently. In the other case, the prosecutor's office has asked that convictions be dismissed for 22 people after federal authorities in December charged former detective Andrew Collins with drug trafficking. [NO, THIS IS THE *THIRD* BHPD CASE UNDER MINGO'S LEADERSHIP: GUN AND POLICE RADIO THEFT.]
Cotter said the investigation concerning Brooks led to charges being brought against four other people. [CONNECTED WITH THE BHPD CAR SALES.] He said they are *************, *************, *************, and **************. [MOST LIKELY ALL PART OF MINGO'S GANG. CARS TOWED FROM BH PROPERTY WERE STOLEN BY BHPD. IF MINGO (VIA WHIRLPOOL) HADN'T DIRECTED THESE 4 PEOPLE, CHANCES ARE GOOD THEY WOULD BE FREE TODAY.]
...Cotter said the investigations are still ongoing and more charges are possible. He said anyone with information about the cases should contact Sgt. Rick Biggart at the Berrien County Sheriff's Department at 983-7141.
[BCSD: SHERIFF BAILEY'S SECTION OF THE BERRIEN CRIME SYNDICATE. ANYONE WANT TO CALL THESE PROTECTORS OF CITIZENS & PUBLIC LIFE?]
The prosecutor's office released the information about the charges late Tuesday afternoon. Cotter could not be reached later for comment. [WHAT A SURPRISE, COTTER NOT WANTING TO TALK.]
[WHIRLPOOL INSTRUCTS CHIEF MINGO AND ALL BERRIEN CTY. LAW ENFORCEMENT.]