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RICHARD ODOMS
Curent Hamburg Resident
Former Hamburg City Council Member

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FACT:
According To Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, As Of October 31, 2020,The City Of Hamburg Has Spent A Total Of $31,454.65 TAXPAYER DOLLARS On Attorney/Legal Fees And Other Miscellaneous Expenses Related
To The Pending Litigation Brought Against The City Of Hamburg.

In Addition To His
MANY
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
and
SUCCESSES,
This Man Will Also Be
Remebered As Being The

MOST HATED,

MOST ABUSED
and
MOST DISRESPECTED
PERSON
By The
ENTIRE MEDIA
In The Entire History
Of The
United States
Of
America !!

Doesn't 'Say Much' For The News
Media In Our Country, Does it !!

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WHY ARE THE
'SCALES OF JUSTICE'
"TIPPED" IN FAVOR OF HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS AND WHY ARE THEY 'ABOVE THE LAW ' ??

RELATIVE AND PERTINENT MINNESOTA STATE LAWS

MINNESOTA 2020 STATUTES

609.415 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Definitions. As used in sections 609.415 to 609.465, and 609.515,

(1) "Public officer" means:
(a) an executive or administrative officer of the state or of a county, municipality or other subdivision or agency of the state;

(b) a member of the legislature or of a governing board of a county, municipality, or other subdivision of the state, or other governmental instrumentality within the state;

(c) a judicial officer;

(d) a hearing officer;

(e) a law enforcement officer; or

(f) any other person exercising the functions of a public officer.

(2) "Public employee" means a person employed by or acting for the state or a county, municipality, or other subdivision or governmental instrumentality of the state for the purpose of exercising their respective powers and performing their respective duties, and who is not a public officer. Public employee includes a member of a charter commission.

(3) "Judicial officer" means a judge, court commissioner, referee, or any other person appointed by a judge or court to hear or determine a cause or controversy.

(4) "Hearing officer" means any person authorized by law or private agreement to hear or determine a cause or controversy who is not a judicial officer.

(5) "Political subdivision" means a county, town, statutory or home rule charter city, school district, special service district, or other municipal corporation of the state of Minnesota.

§Subd. 2.Deemed officer or employee. A person who has been elected, appointed, or otherwise designated as a public officer or public employee is deemed such officer or employee although the person has not yet qualified therefor or entered upon the duties thereof.


MINNESOTA
GRAND JURY GUIDE

I. Purpose of Convening a Grand Jury
  in Minnesota

A. Overview

The primary function of a grand jury is to review evidence presented by a prosecutor and determine whether there is probable cause to return an indictment.  

In Minnesota, grand juries perform the following functions:

* Bring charges.  Indictments must be used by a prosecutor if the offense charged is punishable by life imprisonment (Minn. Stat. §§ 609.185; 609.385), and may, at the option of the prosecutor, be used in other cases.  Minnesota Rules Of Criminal Procedure 17.01.

* Inquiries regarding prisons and public officials.  Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 628.61, the grand jury shall inquire into:

▪ The condition of every person imprisoned on a criminal charge in the county, and not indicted;

▪ The condition and management of the public prisons in the county; and

▪ The willful and corrupt misconduct of ALL PUBLIC OFFICIALS holding office in the county.

B. Prosecutor Presents Evidence

The prosecutor presents evidence in order to establish there is probable cause to believe an offense has been committed and the defendant committed it.  Grand juries give prosecutors the ability to subpoena witnesses, who have to testify under oath, and to subpoena the production of evidence.  The evidence can be almost anything – testimony from witnesses, documents, video recordings, tape recordings, the results of scientific tests, photographs, etc.


MINNESOTA 2020 STATUTES

628.61 MATTERS INQUIRED INTO
       The grand jury shall inquire:

       (1) into the condition of every person imprisoned on a criminal charge triable in the county, and not indicted;

        (2) into the condition and management of the public prisons in the county; and

         (3) into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of ALL PUBLIC OFFICERS in the county.


So, you ask;
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
In The City Of Hamburg And
WHO WAS INVOLVED ??


And Well You Should Ask; ESPECIALLY  If You're A Hamburg
Resident Paying Your EXORBITANT TAXES To The
City  Year After Year After Year !!

IT'S ALL ABOUT
INTEGRITY

Definition Of Integrity

NOUN

in·teg·ri·ty | \ in-ˈte-grə-tē

1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY
2 : an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS
3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS

SYNONYMS
Definition: One of two or more words or expressions of the same language
that have  the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses.

EXAMPLES:
Character, Decency, Goodness, Honesty, Morality, Probity,
Rectitude, Righteousness, Rightness, Uprightness, Virtue, Virtuousness

ANTONYMS
Definition:  A word of opposite meaning.

EXAMPLES:
Badness, Evil, Evildoing, Immorality, Iniquity, Sin, Villainy, Wickedness
NARRATIVE
(Noun; a spoken or written account of connected events; a story.)

The average citizen harbors a strong mistrust towards government officials and employees. Because of this mistrust, there are ethics and values in place to provide much needed accountability between the general public and the local, state and federal administration. This solidifies the well-known fact that Public Administrators are held at a much higher standard, or at least; should be, with regard to ethics than your everyday citizen. Why is ethics in Public Service important? Why is it necessary? Why is it an invaluable tool? Ethics in Public Service is a crucial part of the day-to-day activities that Public Administrators enact.

There is absolutely no room for anything other than operating with full transparency.

Ethics embodies honesty, accountability, integrity, empathy and just knowing the difference between what is right and what is wrong. This includes operating strictly as a policy-driven individual. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines ethics as the discipline dealing with what is good and what is bad. Many corporations, organizations and especially government entities create strong mission statements to establish strict company values and ethics. These values and ethics set the tone, framework and character for the organizations and its employees. Granted, much of the ethical rhetoric has fallen by the way side, with many public officials being plastered with controversy in the media. The public demands answers and justice from all Public Servants who are involved with such controversy. 

Some may get ethics and morals misconstrued. Although similar, there is a difference between these two entities. Morals, generally describe one’s personal beliefs and values as to what is right and wrong, whereas ethics refers to a wide range of moral principles solely based on a gray area of questionable activity. So, what is moral compass, and how does it fit into Public Service? A moral compasses is a tool to help navigate personal issues which affect any individual. These personal issues can include anything regarding finances; failure to pay income taxes, questionable purchases and money laundering. Moral compasses also deal with issues of health; drug use, alcohol abuse, obesity and unhealthy lifestyles.

There is much to consider when Public Servants are in uncompromising situations involving embezzling, misappropriation of funds, theft of property and so forth. Thomas Jefferson once famously noted, “When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself public property.” This statement could not be truer today, and surely ethically correct. Public Servants are operating 'public property'. They should be working in a transparent manner, with morals, integrity, honesty and putting the public’s trust above all things. This is what Jefferson meant when he proclaimed, “The basic obligation of Public Service.”  Once lost, is it possible to gain the public’s trust back? Except in very rare and unusual circumstances, regaining public trust is, at best, doubtful. So it is in the City of Hamburg, Minnesota; Population 500 (+ or-).

In my view, it all started in 2014 because of the deleterious actions of a single individual, their CITY CLERK/TREASURER, JEREMY GRUENHAGEN. And, that's when all of the other Hamburg PUBLIC OFFICIALS; much to the detriment of the City and its residents, 'jumped on the band wagon' like rats following the Pied Piper; (a person who entices others to follow him), and everything began to 'go downhill'. There's also no question whatsoever in my mind that it was Hamburg's 'contract' CITY ATTORNEY, KELLY DOHM of the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN, who was 'cheering everybody on' and was 'instrumental' in ALSO intentionally involving former CARVER COUNTY SHERIFF JAMES OLSON and current CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARK METZ, in her 'zeal', combined with the determination of the other Hamburg PUBLIC OFFICIALS, trying desperately, and unsuccessfully, to force me off the Hamburg City Council before my four year term expired.

Instead of 'forcing me out', it ended up being "DO NOT PASS GO; BUT COLLECT $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR YOUR LAW FIRM" !!

Being a former Hamburg City Council Member (2013-2016), I was keenly aware of the unbelievable manner that Hamburg City Officials literally wasted taxpayer dollars. That reason, alone, was one (of many) 'deciding factors' in my filing for election to the Hamburg City Council in August of 2012. But there also were many other factors that solidified my decision to enter 'City Government': Make the community better, help those less fortunate, improve the 'quality of life' of residents, etc., etc., etc.

In November 2012, I was elected to a four year term and, believe me; those four years were certainly an 'eye opening' experience; to say the least. It didn't take me long to realize that if you are a member of the Hamburg City Council and choose NOT to be a 'member'' of the "GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB"', you'll certainly find out, in short order, what local, small town 'politics' is all about. (Round Peg; Square Hole.)

And how 'ugly and nasty' it can be.

I 'did my time' on the Hamburg City Council and had pretty much 'turned the page' on what was one of the most disappointing (and 'eye opening') experiences in all of my seventy-seven years on God's 'Good Earth'. I had NEVER, in all of my life, met such viscous, and in some cases, downright IGNORANT, self-centered people of such questionable character !! And they ALL were receiving MY (and other taxpayer's) dollars !! What I observed take place, and knowing that I had 'zero chance' of improving what was taking place, I simply 'disassociated' myself from people of so little character that I was 'forced' to be around; for those four years. I basically 'ignored' the City of Hamburg for about the next couple of years after my term expired. But that changed a little over a year ago; 'history' (in Hamburg) was about to 'repeat itself'.

In the fall of 2019, I received a City 'flyer' mailed out to all City residents containing various pieces of news and tidbits of general information. One particular 'tidbit of information had to do with the upcoming City budget for 2020; one of my 'favorite' categories. Among other topics that caught my attention was, "In regards to lawyer fees, that one is going to depend on the pending litigation with property owned in the heart of Hamburg. We are working diligently with the city attorney to get within the ballpark of potential legal fees."

I found that statement interesting for two reasons: First, the 'city attorney' (who was provided 'by contract' from the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT and SJODIN), walked away with (about)  $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS  in legal fees when the rest of the City Council was (first 'covertly; then 'overtly') vigorously (and viciously) trying to (unsuccessfully) 'oust' me off the City Council during the last 2.5 years of my term.  Wasn't gonna happen !!

Secondly, that same Waconia based law firm, MELCHERT, HUBERT and SJODIN, was, once again, 'supplying' the 'contract attorney' to 'represent' the City of Hamburg in the 'pending litigation' referenced in the Fall 2019 'City Flyer' and regarding (land) property OWNED BY A HAMBURG CITY COUNCILMEMBER !!

Finding out about the 'pending lawsuit' involving a current Hamburg City Council Member, piqued my interest. I had previously heard 'rumblings' about some type of 'disagreement' between the City and the City Council Member about property he owned in the City, but I thought that 'issue' had been resolved'. Apparently it wasn't.

On October 15, 2019, as a concerned and taxpaying resident, I send an (innocent) e-mail to City of Hamburg seeking information about the 'pending lawsuit' against the City of Hamburg and asked if the City had been formally 'served' with a civil lawsuit and requested a copy of the lawsuit if, in fact, the City had been served.

Later that same day of my request, I received an Official City E-mail from Gruenhagen stating, "Since the City is involved in a pending litigation I will need to confer with our ('by contract' from the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT and SJODIN) attorney. Once I hear back from them, I will provide you with the information that is available to the public."

Now, by his actions and words, Gruenhagen has now involved the 'contract City Attorney'; an attorney supplied by the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT and SJODIN in what is about to 'play out' over the next several months.

Six days later, on October 21, 2019 HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER sent me an Official City E-mail stating, "Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator". Gruenhagen's e-mail continues, "The City has been served with pleadings, and this matter is ongoing."

But, in fact, and according to the Carver County District Court, the 'pleadings' had NOT been 'filed', and GRUENHAGEN KNEW THAT !!

The DECEIT, DECEPTION, DISHONESTY, COVER-UP' and WITHOLDING PUBLIC INFORMATION, from taxpayers by HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN, begins. What took place is VERY CLEAR: GRUENHAGEN LIED, he GOT 'CAUGHT' and then the OTHER CITY OFFICIALS, who knew, or should have known, what was taking place; FAILED TO TAKE ANY ACTION; THEY, too, all GOT 'CAUGHT' !! Doesn't that make the ENTIRE CITY COUNCIL 'ACCOMPLICES' ??

LYING, DECEIT, DECEPTION and DISHONESTY BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE !!  CITIZENS SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO, and WILL NOT ACCEPT, PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO ARE DISHONEST. PERIOD !!

Gruenhagen's INTENTIONAL, FABRICATED, FALSE and DECEPTIVE statement was later INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED by the CARVER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, NUMEROUS TIMES, to be a UNTRUE and FALSE STATEMENT. Gruenhagen would later IMPEACH HIS OWN CHARACTER, HONESTY AND CREDIBILITY by later INDICATING PUBLICLY that he KNEW that the civil lawsuit against the city of Hamburg had NOT been 'filed' with the (Carver County District) Court Administrator'; as he had FALSELY and FRAUDULENTLY stated in his October 21, 2019 e-mail.

As evidenced by documents and other information already submitted,
HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN, a PUBLIC OFFICER of the CITY OF HAMBURG
is accused of violating
MINNESOTA STATUE 609.43 - MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE
by committing the following offenses:

(Count 1) KNOWINGLY, and INTENTIONALLY, FABRICATED an OFFICIAL CITY DOCUMENT, which

(Count 2) KNOWINGLY and INTENTIONALLY contained  FALSE, FABRICATED, and FRAUDULENT information that he KNEW TO BE FALSE and FABRICATED, and

(Count 3) PREVENTING and REFUSING a taxpaying City resident, from RECEIVING PUBLIC INFORMATION; Public Information to which taxpaying City residents are
                ENTITLED TO RECEIVE, and

(Count 4) When questioned regarding the existence of the requested information, INTENTIONALLY and with MALACE LIED to a taxpaying  City resident who is entitled to
                know the information that was requested from the City of Hamburg, the status and whereabouts of the information requested; thereby violating the Hamburg City
                Clerk/Treasurer's Oath of Office.



As this Webpage is UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER for additional information and details about WHAT ELSE TOOK PLACE as the result of the actions of the PUBLIC OFFICERS of the City of Hamburg. You'll learn and much more information and details about HOW the REFUSAL of CARVER COUNTY
ATTORNEY MARK METZ, and other PUBLIC OFFICIALS to fully employ the 'system' designed to PROTECT THE PUBLIC, DETECT, BRING TO JUSTICE
AND HOLD ACCOUNTABLE, those LAWYERS and other PUBLIC OFFICERS who violate the law (and the PUBLIC TRUST), FAILED MISERABLY !!
To no one's surprise, the MINNESOTA LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY BOARD/OFFICE OF LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY  REFUSED to INVESTIGATE OR TAKE ANY ACTION; presumably because of the IDENTITY, STATUS and POSITION of those individuals involved and accused. THEY NEVER EVEN CALLED ME !!

The 'Common Thread', here; is that, with the exception of the Minnesota Lawyer's Professional Responsibility Board, ALL of
the PERSONS INVOLVED  in WHAT'S TAKING PLACE IN THE CITY OF HAMBURG, are ALL PUBLIC OFFICERS !!

What a HORRIBLE & CORRUPT 'SYSTEM' We Have IN CARVER COUNTY To
Keep Our ELECTED, And OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS, Honest & Accountable !!

At all times material herein, Jeremy Gruenhagen was, and currently is, the City Clerk/Treasurer of the City of Hamburg. As such, Jeremy Gruenhagen is designated as a 'PUBLIC OFFICER' of the City of Hamburg and serves at the pleasure of, and is wholly, and directly, accountable to the elected Mayor, and four elected City Council Members of the City of Hamburg.

At all times material herein, the elected Mayor of the City of Hamburg was/is Christopher Lund and the City Council Members for the City were/are Eric Poplar, Tim Tracy, Jason Buckentin and Scott Feltmann. Because of their elected position as well as their statutory duties and responsibilities, BOTH the Mayor of the City of Hamburg, as well as the four elected City Council Members for the City of Hamburg, are designated as PUBLIC OFFICERS of the City of Hamburg.

At all times material herein, the City of Hamburg 'contracted/contracts' with the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN for legal services and legal advice in matters relating to the City of Hamburg. In the past the primary lawyer supplied to the City of Hamburg by the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN was Attorney Kelly Dohm; believed to be a 'partner' is said law firm. It is believed that in addition to Attorney Kelly Dohm, other lawyers affiliated the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN were also supplied to the City of Hamburg from time to time.

At all times material herein and because of the contract for legal services that existed/exists between the City of Hamburg and the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN, lawyers affiliated with the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN, representing, working on behalf of and being paid by the City of Hamburg, including Attorney Kelly Dohm, is/are designated as PUBLIC OFFICERS of the City of Hamburg.

At all times material herein, Gruenhagen, acting in his official capacity as a salaried PUBLIC OFFICER for the City of Hamburg, is an employee of the City of Hamburg, as well.

In that capacity as a PUBLIC OFFICER and EMPLOYEE for the City of Hamburg during the time period beginning in approximately September and October 2019 and perhaps after conferring with the HAMBURG MAYOR and/or the 'contract' HAMBURG CITY ATTORNEY, Gruenhagen, INTENTIONALLY and with MALACE, WILLFULLY and VOLUNTARILY  AUTHORED, and TENDERED, an e-mail message, an OFFICIAL CITY OF HAMBURG DOCUMENT, relating to a request for PUBLIC INFORMATION regarding a pending civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg. Said document AUTHORED and TENDERED by HAMBURG CITY CLERK JEREMY GRUENHGEM, contained FALSE, FRAUDULENT, FABRICATED and MISLEADING INFORMATION in an COVERT ATTEMPT to PREVENT or CAUSE TO BE  PREVENTED, or DELAYED, receipt of the requested PUBLIC INFORMATION being sought by the requestor. A copy of the FRAUDULENT e-mail, AUTHORED and TENDERED by HAMBURG CITY CLERK JEREMY GRUENHGEN KNOWING that it contained FALSE INFORMATOION, is shown below:

This Webpage, Published By A Former Hamburg
City Councilmember,
Is Intended To Be A
"CONDENSED VERSION"
Of My Website Exposing What Took Place In This Minnesota City Of 500 Residents By That City's PUBLIC OFFICIALS And, When Brought Their Attention, How County
And State Agencies
FAILED TO RESPOND
BECAUSE OF WHO
IS INVOLVED !!



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The HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER, A PUBLIC OFFICER, INTENTIONALLY VIOLATED A PROVISION IN THE "MINNESOTA  ** CRIMINAL **  CODE OF CONDUCT" (MINNESOTA STATUTE 609.43 - MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE) Because Of His Behavior.

The HAMBURG MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL, also PUBLIC OFFICERS, REFUSED to take any action !!

I forwarded to, and asked for, CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARK METZ to investigate the IREFFUTABLE & OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE submitted to him about what was taking place in the CITY OF HAMBURG involving its PUBLIC OFFICERS, INCLUDING the HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER and 'contract' CITY ATTORNEY.

CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY METZ  REFUSED to take any action; presumably because of the IDENTITY, STATUS and POSITION of those individuals involved, accused, would be revealed.

Unless I Don't Know How To Comprehend The Written Word, Page 5 Of The Minnesota Grand Jury Guide, Section I-A REQUIRES COUNTY ATTORNEY METZ To Present Evidence To A Grand Jury  Involving "...THE WILLFUL and CORRUPT MISCONDUCT of ALL PUBLIC OFFICIALS HOLDING OFFICE IN THE COUNTY."


So, we have PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT taking place not only in the CITY OF HAMBURG, but now, also by CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARK METZ (and let's not forget DEPUTY CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY PETER IVY) for REFUSING TO IMPARTALLY DO THEIR JOB, as REQUIRED by MINNESOTA STATUTE 628.61, BECAUSE of the OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS INVOLVED !! WHY do we even have laws if they're NOT going to be ENFORCED FAIRLY and EQUALLY ?? Enforcement and prosecution MUST NOT be based on the identity, status and 'position' of those individuals involved and accused !! ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER will tell you that  !!


Not since the likes of former SCOTT COUNTY ATTORNEY KATHLEEN MORRIS and former CARVER COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY SHERIFF JAMES CASTLEBERRY, has Carver County seen this degree and level of MALFEASANCE, NONFEASANCE and MISFEASANCE by PUBLIC OFFICIALS !!  


Also, many of the residents of Carver County are UNAWARE that CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARK METZ is partially responsible for us having to PAY OUT $450,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS to the parents of a 16-year-old fatally shot by deputies in July 2018, to settle a suit they filed against CARVER COUNTY OFFICIALS for releasing private records about their son. (For more information about that, PLEASE CLICK HERE.)


Information regarding MISCONDUCT OF A PUBLIC OFFICER was forwarded to MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON asking him to direct the MINNESOTA BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION to investigate not only what has taken place in the CITY OF HAMBURG by its CITY CLERK/TREASURER but also, now, to INVESTIGATE WHAT'S TAKEN PLACE  WITHIN THE CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL ELLISON, to no one's surprise or amazement, REFUSED TO TAKE ANY ACTION; again, presumably because of the IDENTITY, STATUS and POSITION of those individuals involved and accused. (When requested, BCA special agents investigate cases where a conflict of interest may exist for the local law enforcement agency.)

The information about what was taking place in the CITY OF HAMBURG and now  ALSO INVOLVES THE CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE was also FORWARDED to the MINNESOTA LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY BOARD/OFFICE OF LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY; the state agency that is supposed to 'protect' citizens from the UNSCRUPULOUS, PREJUDICIAL AND DISHONEST LAWYERS that we've all heard and read about.
SYNOPSYS
(Noun; a brief summary or general survey of something.)

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Based on just these two pieces of IRRUFUTABLE EVIDENCE shown above, coupled with AT LEAST THREE MORE CONTACTS WITH THE CARVER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT advising me that NO FILINGS, of any kind, EXISTED each additional time that I checked, it is CLEARLY EVIDENT that HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN WILLFULLY, WANTONLY and VOLUNTARILY, COMMITTED NUMEROUS, INTENTIONAL VIOLATIONS of the MINNESOTA CRIMINAL CODE; CHAPTER 609, specifically; MINNSOTA STATUTE 609.43 - MISCONDUCT OF A PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE. (Please see the cited MINNESOTA STATUTE in the right margin of this Webpage.)

At all times material herein, the other City Officials of the City of Hamburg, knew, or should have known, about the commission of CRIMINAL ACTS by the Hamburg City/Clerk/Treasurer, yet; they TOOK NO ACTION.

Instead of holding the City of Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer for his CRIMINAL ACTS, the Hamburg Mayor and Hamburg City Council Members voted to 'award' their City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen for his actions by APPROVING a SALARY INCREASE of 4% for the upcoming 2020 calendar year, and imposed NO SANCTIONS of Gruenhagen for his intentional, CRIMINAL ACTIONS !!

Because the Hamburg Mayor, Christopher Lund and City Council Members Buckentin, Tracy, Poppler and Feltmann REFUSED TO ACT APPROPRIATELY when learning the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer had INTENTIONALLY VIOLATED THE LAW, I contacted Carver County Attorney, Mark Metz, the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Carver County.

The 'record' CLEARLY SHOWS that much of what has taken place is because  CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARK METZ 'shirked' his STATUATORY DUTY and OBLIGATION and, much to the dismay, disgust, and expense to, Carver County residents, he also OBSTRUCTED the ADMINISTRATION of JUSTICE by REFUSING TO RESPOND APPROPRIATELY, IMPARTIALLY and RESPONSIBLY, as REQUIRED BY MINNESOTA STATE LAW, because of the IDENTITY, STATUS and POSITION of those individuals, who are PUBLIC OFFICERS and are PAID WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS, are involved in, and accused of, WRONGDOING !!
To which I replied:
As this Webpage is UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER for additional information and details about WHAT ELSE TOOK PLACE as the result of the actions of the PUBLIC OFFICERS of the City of Hamburg. You'll learn and much more information and details about HOW the REFUSAL of CARVER COUNTY
ATTORNEY MARK METZ, and other PUBLIC OFFICIALS to fully employ the 'system' designed to PROTECT THE PUBLIC, DETECT, BRING TO JUSTICE
AND HOLD ACCOUNTABLE, those LAWYERS and other PUBLIC OFFICERS who violate the law (and the Public Trust), FAILED MISERABLY !!
Ironically, several weeks AFTER HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN AUTHORED and TENDERED his October 21, 2019 e-mail message (an OFFICIAL CITY OF HAMBURG DOCUMENT)  containing FALSE, FRAUDULENT, FABRICATED and MISLEADING INFORMATION, he would readily, voluntarily and PUBLICLY STATE and INDICATE that he was fully aware that the civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg had, indeed NOT BEEN FILED as he wrongfully and INTENTIONALLY LIED ABOUT, as stated in his October 21, 2019 OFFICIAL CITY OF HAMBURG e-mail; thereby INTENTIONALLY, WANTONLY, VOLUNTARILY and WILLFULLY, VIOLATING MINNESOTA STATUTE 609.43 - MISCONDUCT OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE.
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MINNESOTA 2020 STATUTES

609.43 MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC 
        OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE

A public officer or employee who does any of the following, for which no other sentence is specifically provided by law, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both:

   (1) intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or

   (2) in the capacity of such officer or employee, does an act knowing it is in excess of lawful authority or knowing it is forbidden by law to be done in that capacity; or

    (3) under pretense or color of official authority intentionally and unlawfully injures another in the other's person, property, or rights; or

    (4) in the capacity of such officer or employee, makes a return, certificate, official report, or other like document having knowledge it is false in any material respect.





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Evidence displayed above, in addition to other CORROBORATING EVIDENCE and INFORMATION previously submitted, proves UNEQUIVOCALLY and BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that JEREMY GRUENHAGEN, a PUBLIC OFFICER and performing in his capacity as HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER, INTENTIONALLY and with MALACE, acted in a DISHONEST, DECEPTIVE and UNTRUTHFUL manner and by his words, misdeeds and actions, and thereby is alleged to have committed the GROSS MISDEMEANOR CRIME of MISCONDUCT OF A PUBLIC OFFICER in VIOLATION of MINNESOTA STATUTE 609.43.

Secondly, JEREMY GRUENHAGEN, a PUBLIC OFFICER and performing in his capacity as HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER, INTENTIONALLY and with MALACE, is alleged to have committed the act of MALFEASANCE by WILLFULLY and INTENTIONALLY committing UNLAWFUL or WRONGFUL acts in the performance of a PUBLIC OFFICIAL's duties which are outside the scope of the authority of the PUBLIC OFFICIAL and which infringes on the rights of any person or entity, in VIOLATION of MINNESOTA STATUTE 351.14 Subdivision 2.

Thirdly, JEREMY GRUENHAGEN, a PUBLIC OFFICER and performing in his capacity as HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER, INTENTIONALLY and with MALACE, is alleged to have committed the act of NONFEASANCE by WILLFULLY and INTENTIONALLY failing to perform a specific act which is a required part of the duties a PUBLIC OFFICIAL, in VIOLATION of MINNESOTA STATUTE 351.14 Subdivision 3.

Fourthly, JEREMY GRUENHAGEN, a PUBLIC OFFICER and performing in his capacity as HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER, INTENTIONALLY and with MALACE, is alleged to have committed the act of MISFEASANCE by WILLFULLY and INTENTIONALLY negligently performing, or negligently failing to perform, a specific act which is a required part of the duties of a PUBLIC OFFICER, in VIOLATION of MINNESOTA STATUTE 351.14 Subdivision 4.
Paying Tens Of Thousands Of PRIVATE TAXPAYER DOLLARS Annually To UNSCRUPULOUS, MANIPULATIVE and UNTRUSTWORTHY PUBLIC OFFICIALS With LITTLE or NO
INTEGRITY Who Are Capable Of 'Skewing' The True Facts To THEIR Advantage
By Using Those TAXPAYER DOLLARS, 'LEGAL GYMNASTICS' And
DECPTIVE PRACTICES, Is WHOLLY UNACCEPTABLE !!

Public servants are expected to make decisions with high levels of professionalism and commitment to the public good, and in a transparent and accountable manner. The three most essential obligations of public servants, which underpin their public decision-making, are to follow the law, use public resources in an effective manner, and act ethically.

The legitimacy of the public service, therefore, depends on citizens' trust. To win this trust, public service needs to be just, fair, transparent, responsive to citizens' needs, and compliant with the relevant laws, regulations and quality standards.
ATTORNEY'S OATH OF OFFICE
MINNESOTA STATUTE 358.07

"You do swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and that of the state of Minnesota, and will conduct yourself as an attorney and counselor at law in an upright and courteous manner, to the best of your learning and ability, with all good fidelity as well to the court as to the client, and that you will use no falsehood or deceit, nor delay any person's cause for lucre or malice. So help you God."
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And then, when all of the CLEAR and CONVINCING, IRREFUTABLE, INCONTROVERTIBLE and INDISPUTABLE facts and evidence of what's been taking place in the City Of Hamburg (now for) OVER A YEAR is forwarded to CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARK METZ, he REFUSES TO INVESTIGATE OR TAKE ANY ACTION , (EVEN THOUGH MINNESOTA STATUTES REQUIRE HIM TO TAKE ACTION), because of his PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS with, and the IDENTITIES of, the other PERSONS INVOLVED and the IDENTITIES of other PERSONS who will be EXPOSED !! (Please check back later for more details and information.)
MINNESOTA 2020 STATUTES

628.61 DEFINITIONS

Subdivision 1.Definitions. As used in sections 609.415 to 609.465, and 609.515,

(1) "Public officer" means:
(a) an executive or administrative officer of the state or of a county, municipality or other subdivision or agency of the state;

(b) a member of the legislature or of a governing board of a county, municipality, or other subdivision of the state, or other governmental instrumentality within the state;

(c) a judicial officer;

(d) a hearing officer;

(e) a law enforcement officer; or

(f) any other person exercising the functions of a public officer.

(2) "Public employee" means a person employed by or acting for the state or a county, municipality, or other subdivision or governmental instrumentality of the state for the purpose of exercising their respective powers and performing their respective duties, and who is not a public officer. Public employee includes a member of a charter commission.

(3) "Judicial officer" means a judge, court commissioner, referee, or any other person appointed by a judge or court to hear or determine a cause or controversy.

(4) "Hearing officer" means any person authorized
by law or private agreement to hear or determine a cause or controversy who is not a judicial officer.

(5) "Political subdivision" means a county, town,
statutory or home rule charter city, school district, special service district, or other municipal corporation of the state of Minnesota.

Subd. 2.Deemed officer or employee. A person who has been elected, appointed, or otherwise designated as a public officer or public employee is deemed such officer or employee although the person has not yet qualified therefor or entered upon the duties thereof.

MINNESOTA 2020 STATUTES

Minnesota Rules of
Professional Conduct

Rule 8.4 MISCONDUCT

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:

(a) violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another;

(b) commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects;

(c) engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation;

(d) engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice;

(e) state or imply an ability to influence improperly a government agency or official or to achieve results by means that violate the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law;

(f) knowingly assist a judge or judicial officer in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct or other law;

(g) harass a person on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, ethnicity, or marital status in connection with a lawyer's professional activities;

(h) commit a discriminatory act, prohibited by federal, state, or local statute or ordinance that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness as a lawyer. Whether a discriminatory act reflects adversely on a lawyer's fitness as a lawyer shall be determined after consideration of all the circumstances, including:

(1) the seriousness of the act;

(2) whether the lawyer knew that the act was prohibited by statute or ordinance;

(3) whether the act was part of a pattern of prohibited conduct; and

(4) whether the act was committed in connection with the lawyer's professional
activities; or

(i) refuse to honor a final and binding fee arbitration award after agreeing to arbitrate a fee dispute.





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Public accountability is the hallmark of modern democratic governance. Democracy remains a paper procedure if those in power cannot be held accountable in public for their acts and omissions, for their decisions, their policies, and their expenditures. Public accountability, as an institution, therefore, is the complement of public management. As a concept, however, “public accountability” is rather elusive. It is one of those evocative political words that can be used to patch up a rambling argument, to evoke an image of trustworthiness, fidelity, and justice, or to hold critics at bay. Historically, the concept of accountability is closely related to accounting. In fact, it literally comes from bookkeeping. Nowadays, accountability has moved far beyond its bookkeeping origins and has become a symbol for good governance, both in the public and in the private sector.

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