Friday. May 27, 2016
So, we need to find out why the write-in county attorney candidate, Mike Andersen, suddenly withdrew from the election this morning. I find it quite odd that we are now left with only one candidate; the incumbent Ben Krakowka, who is corrupt as sin.
Big Fish. Little Pond.
Mike Andersen held a meet-and-greet campaign event that I attended Thursday evening (last night) in Anaconda. Mike Andersen told me he reads my blog, and he asked me a few questions. I told him Ben Krakowka needed to be in prison. I really liked Mike Andersen; I felt he would have been good for our community. I even told Mike Andersen that Ben Krakowka had most likely been covering up child abuse crimes. Then I came home and wrote an overly-gushing, positive blog post about Mike Andersen, which I have now deleted.
Unfortunately, this candidate turned out to be another case of… if it sounds too good to be true…. it most likely ain’t true! Folks, it looks like we got LIED TO by another lawyer, and his name is Mike Andersen. I feel violated. MIKE ANDERSEN LIED TO US.
Less that 24 hours after I shook the candidate Andersen’s hand, the Anaconda Leader reports that Mike Andersen has accepted a job with the Attorney General’s office working for the Child Protection Unit in Glendive. This is from today’s Leader. May 27, 2016:
This comment by Andersen makes no sense to me: “… as a father of five, I had to take a guaranteed job”. Uh. He HAS a job already, as a state public defender. And as a father of five needing a guaranteed job, then WHY on earth did he file as a write-in candidate for county attorney in a county he doesn’t reside in, and then dupe the voters with his insincerity? As a father of five, why would he just up and move his family all the way across the state if he already has a guaranteed job and is living in Butte?
Following is a quote from Ben Krakowka about Andersen leaving the county attorney’s race. Leader Editor Kathie Miller hid Krakowka’s comments on page 3 of today’s newspaper. Remember, we were just meeting and greeting Mr. Andersen last night:
Being the county attorney for a community means you’re representing the people who live there and being a part of their community. I’m glad Mr. Andersen realized he made no previous effort to be a part of our community and that he realizes his interests resided elsewhere.
~Ben Krakowka, Deer Lodge County Attorney (May 27, 2016)
Well, now. It sounds like Andersen got pushed right out of the county attorney race by the Big Fish known as King Krakowka, just based on Krakowka’s comments alone. Sounds like Ben Krakowka had some kind of prior knowledge of this, doesn’t it? How exactly does Krakowka know what Mr. Andersen “realized”? Andersen’s and Krakowka’s interpretations of the situation aren’t exactly the same, according to their comments. And of course, the Leader always obfuscates, as well. Ben should have said something like this: “I was looking forward to a lively political race, and I wish Mike all the best.”
But Krakowka didn’t say anything like that, did he? In the quote above, he sounds like a jealous, territorial bully who has just run his political opponent out of town because citizens were actually trying to meet and get acquainted with that very opponent the previous evening! Hey, it’s the Anaconda Way, folks. If you come into town and speak up about changing the corrupt local status quo, you get run out of town by Good Ole Boys, and you get run out fast. Ben Krakowka’s opponent Mike Andersen was just sent packing, all the way to Glendive! That is exactly what it looks like to me. Like duh. This is Anaconda.
Krakowka sounds exactly like a typical Anaconda bully with those comments. He thinks he is supposed to sound like a hard-ass at all times. Krakowka was getting nervous because there was a real chance he might LOSE the election and I absolutely believe County Attorney Krakowka orchestrated Andersen’s exit from the election, using bully tactics. I predict Ben Krakowka will lose his job anyway; he has committed crimes and the crimes are easy to prove.
And it looks like Andersen is just another unethical self-serving lawyer, who couldn’t care less about all the people he just met last night. It looks like he is climbing up the corrupt government ladder to bigger and better things! Whatever he told us last night, it doesn’t matter now, because he obviously wasn’t sincere. Mikey, we hardly knew ya! I can imagine even more of our taxpayer dollars will be wasted when this feller starts his new state job. His new job is in the Child Protection Unit. That scares me. Badly.
Yep, I am pretty angry at this Andersen dude. I am just kind of dumbfounded. This is a perfect example of why we don’t trust politicians. We just got the rug pulled out from under us, big time. Andersen didn’t say a WORD about this new job at the campaign event last night. He now looks totally spineless. Who gave him this new job, out of the blue, with no advance notice to the VOTERS? I believe the man who picked Mike Andersen for his new job with the Child Protection Unit could very likely be the Assistant Attorney General named Brant Light, or one of Light’s devious henchmen. (The plot thickens.)
Brant Light Of The Lawyer Brigade.
I have quite a history with the man they call Brant Light, who is the Chief of the Prosecution Services Bureau of the Attorney General’s office, which oversees the Montana Child Protection Unit. Brant Light’s bureau is also in charge of supervising and handling complaints about all the county attorneys in Montana. Is this starting to smell super fishy by now? Oh you bet!
Below is a screen shot taken from the Montana Secretary of State’s website. This page concerns the organization of the Justice Department. In particular, Organizational Rule 23.1.101. I have highlighted the paragraph that details the role of Brant Light’s Prosecution Services Bureau:
BRANT LIGHT IS THE MAN WHO IGNORED MY VALID COMPLAINTS about County Attorney Ben Krakowka and his deputies Ellen Donohue and Susan Callaghan way back in 2013.
Brant Light himself refused to take a child abuse complaint from me; I would say that’s the height of hypocrisy. This man oversees the Montana Child Protection Unit, and HE IGNORED A CHILD ABUSE COMPLAINT. I have almost no respect for the man named Brant Light. I have been stonewalled by him for three years now. He is a typical, arrogant Montana Good Ole Boy. And a lawyer to boot.
Brant Light is absolutely not doing his job. He is just as corrupt as Ben Krakowka, from what I can tell. Ben Krakowka hired Susan Callaghan illegally as a prosecutor in 2013, and Light’s office had full knowledge of it. Brant Light’s office ignored my complaints about the prosecutors here, and the CRIMES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ESCALATED in 2013 and 2014. This is all documented. In police reports as well. 2013 was a bad crime year in Anaconda and I believe it’s because Brant Light was mostly “in the field” that year, and not paying attention to what his subordinates were doing.
Brant Light ignored my complaints about Ben Krakowka, and now it looks like Brant Light’s Prosecution Services Bureau has hired away our write-in candidate for county attorney by offering him a better job than the one he currently has. I wonder if Mike Andersen will be getting a pay raise, more than his current public defender’s salary? No doubt. I just betchya!
Dishing On Fishy…
Why did Mike Andersen hold a candidate meet-and-greet event on Thursday evening, only to withdraw from the race on Friday morning? He gave me no inkling at all that he would be withdrawing from the county attorney’s race overnight. And how did Mike Andersen, Ben Krakowka’s opponent, all of sudden get offered a job with the same bureau of the Attorney General’s office that is supposed to, but FAILS TO supervise all the corrupt county attorneys in Montana, including Ben Krakowka? Wow. This was a brazen act, looks like to ME!!
Ben Krakowka’s supervisor at the Attorney General’s office in Helena, Brant Light, or possibly one of Brant Light’s subordinates, apparently gave our write-in candidate Mike Andersen a higher-paying job so that the crime-committing Ben Krakowka could run for county attorney unopposed. I mean, it’s not like Mike Andersen just withdrew from the race to go back to his current job as a public defender in Butte. NOPE… this sounds like a move UP THE LADDER for Mike. And so very fishy. So very manipulated!
I believe Krakowka has a lawyer friend who works for Brant Light in Helena, too. This guy goes by the name of Dan Guzynski. Krakowka donated money to Guzynski’s failed state senate political campaign. Guzynski could be involved in this as well:
Let me introduce you to the Helena Good Ole Boyz Club of Shysters, folks. I just call ’em like I see ’em. This whole bizarre episode sounds really fishy, totally corrupt, and I want to know what is going on. This is scaring me badly. It’s big time fishy. Dan Guzynski is an assistant attorney general working for the notorious Brant Light. What is going on up there in Helena??
Mike Andersen flat-out lied to voters at the campaign event, and now he is going to work for the CORRUPT Assistant Attorney General Brant Light, who is also Ben Krakowka’s supervisor. Wow, no wonder the citizens are feeling STOMPED ON. It’s not very dignified or respectful to treat voters the way this candidate Mike Andersen did. His web page is still up, so I guess he is still LYING.
Andersen’s lies last night speak volumes about the culture of corruption in the Montana lawyer community. Andersen has been hired away from a political election by the Montana Attorney General’s Office. It looks like the Attorney General’s office is trying to influence the election of a county attorney it supervises. And in the meantime, Mike’s public defender clients in Butte, America… are getting the shaft, no doubt!! Does anyone care about Mike Andersen’s public defender clients? Poopsie does!
Why did he have this meet-and-greet, you have to wonder? I mean wow. We can’t trust ANYBODY!! I feel like I got kicked in the gut by Mike Andersen. All I can say… is watch out for lawyers, folks. Just watch out!!