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Christmas comes early, motherfuckers!!!
In this holiday season, we here at the BV Files have much to be thankful for, don’t we?
We are thankful for a judgment of over $450,000 against San Jose revenge porno perv James McGibney (who we don’t like).
We are thankful for the $65,000 in anti-SLAPP sanctions assessed personally against McGibney’s attorney, John Morgan, in the lawsuit Morgan filed against the attorney who represented his ex-wife in their divorce case, Cheryl Johnson-Todd. Morgan’s lawsuit was clearly a retaliatory lawsuit and he is rightly sanctioned for his misconduct.
We are certain that American Heroes & Honorary Admins of the BV Files Houston attorney Jeffrey Dorrell and Thomas Retzlaff are thankful for the fact that Klein Investments, Inc. (DBA Klein Investigations & Consulting) has business liability insurance with Everest Indemnity Insurance Company and we hope that Glenn Walker of Walker Insurance Agency in Nederland, Texas, keeps writing Klein insurance policies in the years to come (assuming Klein is still in business, that is!).
For those of you new to the BV Files, Stephen Hartman is an employee of Philip Klein at Klein Investigations & Consulting. Hartman tried to kidnap two young girls at gun point because, according to sources close to the investigation (which consist of the voices in our head), Hartman wanted to rape them, only the police just cannot prove it… yet.
After a three day long trial, in which the jury only deliberated for a bit under an hour, Hartman was found GUILTY Wednesday evening!
Read it and weep, bitch:
So what did Hartman do and who did he do it to? CHECK IT OUT!!
On October 13, 2016, a Port Arthur Police Officer J.W. Fontnette was dispatched to the 5300 block of Twin City Highway in reference to Groves Police having detained a suspect for brandishing a handgun at a driver. Upon arrival, Officer Fontnette made conduct with Litisha Marie Peshoff, the complainant. Peshoff reported to Officer Fontnette that she and a passenger had been traveling to pick up Peshoff s daughter from a trailer park when they noticed a black vehicle following them.
The black vehicle continued following Peshoffto where she was to pick up her daughter, and beyond once Peshoff learned that her daughter was not there. A while later, Peshoff reported that that the driver of the vehicle pulled very close to the passenger side of Peshoff’s vehicle, and would later order Peshoff to pull over.
Peshoff, frightened by these events, ignored the demand and kept driving. Soon after, Peshoff reports, the driver of the black vehicle attempted to run her off the road, and when this failed, the driver of the black vehicle pointed a gun at her and again demanded that Peshoff pull over.
She once again disregarded the order and called the police.
Later, while stopped at the intersection of Twin City Highway, the driver of the black vehicle approached the vehicle with his gun drawn and instructed Peshoff to pull into the nearest parking lot, and then informed her that the passenger had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Peshoff complied with this order, and pulled into a parking lot. Groves Police would respond to the scene in the parking lot and detain the driver of the black vehicle, who they identified as Stephen Louis Hartman.
Can you image yourself being a very young girl, out on the highway, only to find yourself being chased at high speed by a crazy man with a gun?
This tweet from James McGibney (who we don’t like) will never not be funny!
Unfortunately for McGibney and the rest of his gang of e-Thugs and cyber-stalkers, the only ones being crushed by the Wheels of Justice are…. James McGibney (who we don’t like), Philip Klein, John Morgan, and now Steve Hartman!!!
Here is the arrest report that started it all. CHECK IT OUT!!
In case the writing is a little hard to read, here it is once again. Though keep in mind that there will be bits of police-type shorthanded words inserted. So take your time in reading this report, then read it once again, so you can figure it out. It is quite compelling. [*HINT*] “Affiant” means the police officer writing the report. Try substituting in your own mind the word “I” for the word “affiant” and it will flow more easily for you. Using such 3rd person pronouns is common in situations involving barely literate savages who want to impress others by looking “official” in their report writing, but instead they just come off looking like total n00bs.
We edited for grammar, abbreviations, and typos with the use of [brackets]
On 10/13/16 [at about 7:16pm] Affiant was dispatched to the 5300 block of Twin City Hwy. [in reference to] Groves PD having a person detained for brandishing a handgun at a driver. Upon arrival Affiant observed a Black Chevrolet Colorado parked facing East in the parking lot of the Church Of God.
Affiant observed the [vehicle] to be parked behind a tan Chevrolet Suburban, which was parked facing North. Affiant observed two female whites standing near the Suburban along with [City of The Groves Police Officers]. Affiant exited the patrol [car] and made contact with [Groves Police Officer] Mojica who [advised] he had a male white detained for pointing a handgun at the driver of the Suburban at which time Mojica pointed towards his patrol [car] where Affiant saw a male white leaning against the patrol unit.
Mojica also [advised] he had taken his handgun and had it in his possession. Affiant then took the black handgun into custody and secured it. [i.e. locked it up in his patrol car.] Affiant then made contact with the driver of the Suburban who was identified as, [Complainant] Litisha Marie Peshoff, who Affiant observed to be crying and very upset. Peshoff [advised] that she and her passenger, Jackowski were enroute [i.e. “were going down the road”] to get her daughter from a trailer park in Groves when she noticed a [black vehicle] appear to be following her. Peshoff [advised] that at first she thought nothing of it however as she continued to drive she noticed the [vehicle] make every turn she did as they traveled [north] on Twin City and East onto Saba Lane. Peshof [advised] she arrived at her destination and found no one was home.
Peshoff [advised] as she exited the park and she immediately noticed the [vehicle] from earlier. Peshoff [advised] she began to become nervous due to the fact that it appeared as if this [vehicle] was stalking her. Peshoff [advised] she then turned onto Saba Lane facing West when the [vehicle], which she [advised] was a black truck, pulled [along] side of her at which time she [advised] [that it] came very close to the passenger side of her [vehicle]. Peshoff [advised] she observed the [truck to] be occupied by a lone male white driver. Peshoff [advised] the light turned green at which time she drove off west and then south onto Twin City Hwy. where she [advised] the [vehicle] followed. Peshoff [advised] she then observed the [vehicle] speed up and pull [up] to her drivers side at which time the driver rolled down his window and started to instruct her to pull over.
Peshoff [advised] she continued to south, still being stalked by this driver. Peshoff [advised] the driver then attempted to run her off the road, but was unsuccessful. Peshoff [advised] the driver then got beside her [vehicle] again and pointed a black handgun at her as she was driving. Peshoff stated that she was in fear for her and her passengers life and continued to drive, at which time Peshoff [advised] she contacted the authorities via cell phone. Peshoff [advised] she stopped at the intersection of Twin City Hwy. and Hogaboom at which time so did the driver of the truck at which time a male white wearing a black shirt exited the vehicle and came to her window. Peshoff [advised] she immediately noticed the male had a handgun in his hand pointed at her. Peshoff [advised] he instructed her to pull into the closest parking lot due to the fact that her passenger had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Peshoff [advised] the driver then got back into his vehicle.
Peshoff [advised] she pulled into the parking lot of the Church Of God on Twin City and was once again confronted by the male who once again had his handgun pointed at her and her passenger through the front windshield. Peshoff [advised] she feared that she and her passenger, Jackowski, were going to be shot. Peshoff [advised] that a short time later Groves PD arrived and detained the driver of the truck. Affiant then made contact with the driver of the black truck who was identified as Stephen Louis Hartman, who also had a concealed handgun license and private security identfications. Hartman [advised] he was performing his duties as a private investigator when he discovered Peshoff’s passenger Jackowski had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Hartman [advised] he was trying to get Peshoff to stop so he could take Jackowski into custody for the warrant but [advised] Peshoff wouldn’t stop at which time he drew his weapon to get her to do so. Affiant then placed Hartman under arrest for Deadly Conduct and due to Hartman committing an offense with a handgun while being a concealed handgun license Holder, Hartman was also [arrested] for Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon. Hartman was then transported to [the] Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for booking for the above listed offenses. These offenses occurred in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas.
Here is a different report from the same incident. CHECK IT OUT!
On the above date and time at the above location, the complainant advised officer that a male white subject brandished a handgun pointing it in her direction which caused her to fear serious bodily injury or death after attempting to run her off the road several times, all in an effort to serve an outstanding warrant on a passenger in her vehicle.
Taken from Hartman was one 9mm Smith & Wesson MP9 handgun loaded with 18 rounds of ammunition.
SO WHAT WAS HARTMAN GOING TO DO WITH THIS LITTLE GIRL ONCE HE GOT HER HAND CUFFED IN THE BACK OF HIS CAR? Rape her would be our guess. He looks like the kind of guy who would do such a thing. Am I right?
Hartman, or Morgan, if you are reading this we here at the BV Files would love to know what legal authority you had to force those girls off the road – at gun point? So what if one of those girls had a warrant out for her arrest, are you the police? Is it your job to arrest people? What legal authority do you have to arrest people with warrants anyways?
CRIMINAL CHARGE FOR UNLAWFULLY CARRYING A WEAPON
CRIMINAL CHARGE FOR DEADLY CONDUCT
When you are facing certain jail time in a county where you know all of the judges and sheriffs and district attorneys are all against you, who do you turn to for help in getting you out of this jam?
Makes perfect sense to hire a child abusing, drug addict criminal to represent you on your criminal case, right? Good job, Steve Hartman!!
Texas Penal Code Section 22.05 DEADLY CONDUCT.
(a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.
(b) A person commits an offense if he knowingly discharges a firearm at or in the direction of:
(1) one or more individuals; or
(2) a habitation, building, or vehicle and is reckless as to whether the habitation building, or vehicle is occupied.
(c) Recklessness and danger are presumed if the actor knowingly pointed a firearm at or in the direction of another whether or not the actor believed the firearm to be loaded.
(d) For purposes of this section, “building,” “habitation,” and “vehicle” have the meanings assigned those terms by Section 30.01.
(e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the third degree.
DOUBLE FUN FACT:
Texas Penal Code Section 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS (or “UCW”)
(a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not:
(1) on the person’s own premises or premises under the person’s control; or
(2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person’s control.
(a-1) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person’s control at any time in which:
(1) the handgun is in plain view, unless the person is licensed to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and the handgun is carried in a shoulder or belt holster; or
(2) the person is:
(A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic or boating;
(B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or
(C) a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01.
(a-2) For purposes of this section, “premises” includes real property and a recreational vehicle that is being used as living quarters, regardless of whether that use is temporary or permanent. In this subsection, “recreational vehicle” means a motor vehicle primarily designed as temporary living quarters or a vehicle that contains temporary living quarters and is designed to be towed by a motor vehicle. The term includes a travel trailer, camping trailer, truck camper, motor home, and horse trailer with living quarters.
(a-3) For purposes of this section, “watercraft” means any boat, motorboat, vessel, or personal watercraft, other than a seaplane on water, used or capable of being used for transportation on water.
(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed on any premises licensed or issued a permit by this state for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
So to put this into words that even Admin Mike (who is as high as a kite on account of his “medical” marijuana usage) can understand:
- Deadly conduct is committed when you point a gun (loaded or unloaded) in the direction of another person.
- Unlawfully carrying a weapon is committed when you are in your car and you have a handgun that is visible to members of the public (i.e. “in plain view”).
- Or you have committed some other crime (such as ‘deadly conduct’) while you have a handgun in your possession or control.
The big take-away from all of this is: You are allowed to have handguns in your cars in Texas, just so long as they are not readily visible to other people. You do not need a permit to have a gun in Texas in your car. Anyone can do it, just so long as it is kept concealed such as in a glove box or something similar.
And even if it is not in plain view, the UCW statute criminalizes the carrying of a weapon if it is in your vehicle or on your person and either 1) you are committing some other offense (like a DWI) or 2) you are a member of a “criminal street gang.” And, unsurprisingly, you can be convicted of UCW if you are already forbidden by law to be carrying a weapon and a weapon is found on you or your vehicle.
If you are a licensed private investigator, you are allowed to have a visible hand gun in your car but only so long as it is kept in a shoulder or belt holster.
In Texas, you are allowed to have rifles and shotguns in your car that are visible to the public.
FUN FACT: A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the county jail and/or a $4,000 fine, or community service (probation). Any type of conviction WILL result in the loss of ones Private Investigators license.
And here is a copy of Hartman’s judgment and sentence. CHECK IT OUT!!
As a result of this criminal conviction, Hartman is no longer allowed to legally own any guns. But you know who is allowed to legally own guns??? CHECK IT OUT!!
See the gun above? Now see it below!
FUN FACT: The .300 Winchester Magnum is specifically designed for black and brown bears, and moose. Though it can probably be used on crazy, lunatic revenge pornographers, too. Or fat assholes from Nederland, Texas.
PRO TIP: As you can see, mounted on it is the Leupold VX-6 7-42x56mm scope which offers unparalleled accuracy and consistent hits out to 1,100 yards – seriously!
Despite this being Hartman’s second arrest for committing acts of violence, Hartman is still listed as an employee of Klein Investigations, according to the State of Texas’ private security guard licensing bureau. Not surprising since Philip Klein is a criminal in his own right.
UPDATE: The State of Texas – Department of Public Safety has since revoked Hartman’s private investigator license and conceal / carry weapons permit based upon a complaint filed by American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Thomas Retzlaff.
When Hartman was charged, the case was originally assigned to Judge Clint Woods. Our long time readers of the BV Files will recall that Client’s father, Mitch, is former County Sheriff in Beaumont and is proud to be one of the founding members of the Grand Civil Conspiracy Theory group that also includes American Heroes & Honorary Admins of the BV Files Texas state judge Layne Walker, Houston attorneys Jeffrey Dorrell, Joe Fisher, Mark Sparks, Thomas Retzlaff, and many, many others!
Members of the Dorrell – Retzlaff Death Threats Team include (but are not limited to) the following:
However, because of a conflict of interest, Judge Woods was forced to step aside. That conflict, of course, was self-generated by Morgan. CHECK IT OUT!!
So when facing up to one year in a South East Texas jail that is notorious for its beatings and prisoner rapes, what do you do when you are a top notch attorney desperately trying to come up with a plausible defense for your client? YOU FILE AN OBJECTION TO THE VISITING JUDGE THAT WAS ASSIGNED TO HEAR YOUR CASE!!
And when that does not work, you file yet more objections just days later!
The problem that Morgan and Hartman are facing is that Judge Burgess was hand picked and specifically assigned to this case in order to make certain that justice was done and that Stephen Louis Hartman receive a fair and impartial trial with a conviction.
Recall back to April 2017, which was the last time that attorney John Morgan faced an out-of-town, hand-picked Visiting Judge. Do you all remember what happened? Morgan was facing sanctions for filing a SLAPP suit against the attorney who represented his ex-wife in their divorce and child custody case.
On January 25, 2017, Morgan walked out of the courtroom, breathing a sign of relief because he avoided getting hit with a HUGE sanction award like what happened with his client, San Jose revenge pornographer James McGibney (who we don’t like). Instead, Morgan only got sanctioned a very modest $7,500 – which he promptly paid to Jeff Dorrell.
But then later that evening, Some Random Person We’ve Never Heard Of Before reached out to the judge, Judge Thomas Chamber, and informed him that he had made a terrible mistake that he (Judge Chambers) needed to correct ASAP!
So the very next day, Judge Chambers issued his infamous Do-Over Order. CHECK IT OUT!!
Thus Morgan had the rug pulled out from under him – kinda like what happened to McGibney with Judge Cosby in Fort Worth!! (Actually, it was more like “Exactly what happened with Judge Cosby in Fort Worth!)
Instead of the original $7,500 in sanctions, Morgan got HAMMERED with over $65,000 in sanctions for violating the Texas Citizens Participation Act.
Morgan did not know what hit him.
So how did Judge Burgess respond to Morgan’s objections to him being the judge?
Yeah, Morgan (being a drug addled dumb ass) decides to cite a civil law which absolutely does not apply to criminal cases!
So it was DENIED.
By now Morgan has realized that the fix was in and that there was no way Hartman was not going to get convicted by this judge. So he decided to toss yet another Hail Mary and filed a motion to have the case transferred to another county so as to possibly escape the influence of the Dorrell – Retzlaff Grand Civil Conspiracy Theory group. CHECK IT OUT!!
Notice how Morgan attempts to draw the judge into his conspiracy theories. So what does the court reporter’s audio recordings from a completely different case several years ago have to do with Hartman’s arrest for trying to kidnap and rape two young girls at gun point?
Morgan, of course, attached some nonsense affidavits written by three retarded people. One is Charlie Klein (Phil Klein’s son), the others are Hartman’s mother and mother-in-law – clearly unbiased people who know a lot about legal shit.
— CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE —D's affidavits in support of mtn to transfer venue
The District Attorney, of course, opposed the motion to transfer. And the judge followed his orders and summarily denied it on the eve of trial on December 11, 2017.
Morgan then filed a completely idiotic Motion to Dismiss claiming that, because Hartman was acting as a “bounty hunter”, he had the legal right and obligation to get into high speed chases down public highways, pointing guns at young girls, all because one of the young girls (the passenger in the car) supposedly had a misdemeanor bail bond forfeited.
Morgan’s motion, of course, does not address the fact that the victim in this case – the driver of the car – is a completely innocent person with NO CRIMINAL HISTORY who had no idea at all who this strange man was that was chasing her late at night on the lonely highway.
— CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE —Hartman Motion to Dismiss
And here is the State’s response:
THIS WILL NEVER NOT BE FUNNY….
Below is Hartman’s list of exhibits that he planned on filing with the court and submitting to the jury in an effort to convince them of his innocence.
John Morgan, being a total dumb ass and just a fucking moron, filed this document – why?
PRO TIP: Exhibit lists are only filed in civil cases, not criminal cases.
But clearly you get what you pay for when it comes to lawyers. John Morgan, like Jay Leiderman and Evan Stone, is a bottom-of-the-barrel kind of lawyer – 100% VERIFIED!
PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO EXHIBIT NUMBERS 3 AND 33!
Exhibits 1, and 6-8 pertain to Hartman’s three year old civil LOLsuit he filed against Judge Walker, the dismissal of which was ordered upheld by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Exhibit No. 3 is a copy of a complaint that Retzlaff filed with the Texas Judicial Branch Certification Commission, which is the entity that licensees process servers like Hartman used to be. The complaint was based upon Hartman’s arrest in this case. While it is not evidence of Hartman’s innocence in this case, Morgan feels that it is evidence of a grand and powerful conspiracy!
In fact, according to Hartman’s witnesses who testified during the trial, they each said:
There is a dangerous combination against Mr. Hartman instigated by influential persons including attorneys in the private sector and attorneys working as Assistant District Attorneys and judges, as well as someone in Arizona
Who could this mysterious person be?
At trial a police dash-cam video was played for the jury showing the incident, Hartman (who was grinning stupidly), and the two young girls (who were both scared, crying, and obviously very upset).
From a person who sat in during the trial, it was plainly obvious that the video had a very strong effect upon the jury of 3 women and 3 men.
Hartman testified and dug himself into a very deep hole by admitting that this was not the first time that he had used illegal force against someone. He also admitted that both he and Klein were working for Al Reed Bail Bonds at the time, even though they were not properly licensed or authorized by the State of Texas to engage in bounty hunting work.
In fact, Klein’s liability insurance specifically prohibits any bounty hunting activities. And if you do not have the proper insurance in place, you commit a state jail felony if you go bounty hunting!
Obviously seeing that the guilty verdict was practically a foregone conclusion, Morgan had one last trick up his sleeve – he wanted to get the Judge to issue a favorable instruction to the jury that would help convince them that Hartman was acting in accordance with the law. CHECK IT OUT!!
All three of these proposed instruction were marked “REFUSED” by Judge Burgess; thus, Hartman’s goose was cooked by the time the jury started to deliberate.
Now this is where things get exciting! According to sources close to the investigation (which consist of the voices in our head), while American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Houston attorney Jeffrey Dorrell was creating a distraction in the courtroom during the middle of jury selection, sitting in the crowd (unbeknownst to Morgan and Hartman), sat Some Random Person Who We’ve Never Heard Of Before right with the 24 members of the jury panel, of which 6 would be on the final jury!!
Now why was he there and what was he doing? is the $64,000 question that both Morgan and Klein (with the able assistance of James McGibney (who we don’t like) were busily trying to figure out all Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Clearly something fishy was going on here. But what, the could not figure out until it was far, far too late.
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the jury started deliberations at 3:35 pm and arrived at their verdict at precisely 4:25 pm.
The parties were called back into the courtroom and at 5:25 pm the jury’s verdict of GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS was read.
While Morgan was smart enough to strike Miguel Aguilar, Stewart Jackson, and Sandra Crain from the jury, they totally missed out on striking the one person – the key person – who was responsible for shepherding the rest of the jury members into making their unanimous guilty verdict.
So the next day when everyone came back for the punishment phase of the trial, Morgan (who had initially planned to ask that the jury assess the punishment) got scared and did a 180, and decided to make a deal with the prosecutor and have the judge sign off on it; thus, waiving any and all rights to appeal the sentence and any arguments about jury tampering, Aryan Brothers, or Grand Civil Conspiracy Theories.
Hartman is facing one year of what will be very strict probation. As soon as he has been assigned a probation officer, will we post his or her name and contact information here. That way if anyone wants to, they can contact Hartman’s probation officer directly in order to report violations of the conditions of his probation.
FUN FACT: One of Hartman’s conditions of probation is that he avoids “persons or places of disreputable character or harmful character.” And he must specifically avoid being “present at any location where a crime is being committed.” Which clearly means that Philip Klein and the offices of Klein Investigations & Consulting are OFF LIMITS!
So what happens next? Well, according to sources close to the investigation (which do NOT consist solely of the voices in our head), a lawsuit will shortly be filed against Philip Klein, Steve Hartman, Klein Investigations & Consulting, and Al Reed of Al Reed Bail Bonds in Beaumont for several million dollars.
Klein knows this and he could not throw Steve Hartman under the bus fast enough. CHECK IT OUT!!
What does Hartman’s wife, Tara, think of this? Please feel free to ask her yourselves. Here is her Facebook account so you can message her and ask====>
Once reality sets in and she and her husband realize how Klein is trying to pin the blame all on Hartman, we suspect that Steve will have a Come to Jesus moment and will contact the attorney for the two girls and confess to everything and lay the blame where it properly belongs in order to save his own skin. Am I right?
Tell us again, McGibney, how you are ‘winning’, please.
Worked out perfectly, didn’t it, Piss Boy?
SO. HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?