what does russell johnson do

what does russell johnson do

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#1 Oct 6, 2009
According to the KNS,Loudon County's District Attorney General, Russell Johnson, has said he is too busy to look into the deal where the Knoxville Lawyer made $1.2 million on the land for the new school he sold to Loudon County, which he purchased the day before he sold it to the county. Now, Loudon County Commission has decided to sell this tract of land, raising the question of why they bought it in the first place. According the the news article, the seller was a lawyer/real estate agent named Richard Eisenbach. I have been unable to find a lawyer by that name in the area. Does anyone know if he has a connection to C. Coulter "Bud" Gilbert's law firm? The reason I ask is that Bud Gilbert seems to have the inside tract with our District Attorney General Russell Johnson. When Tellico Village property owners took incriminating evidence to Johnson and asked him to investigate possible theft and other crimes committed by TVPOA management personel, Johnson reportedly told them he was too busy "chasing down and prosecuting child molesters and drug dealers" to bother with it. He gave the evidence, which included whistleblowers names, to the attorney for the accused, Bud Gilbert, to investigate. Of course Gilbert reported back that there wasn't anything to the allegations and Russell Johnson dropped the case. In addition to the incriminating evidence against TVPOA management Johnson was asked to investigate refusal of TVPOA management to allow inspection of records which by law, must be available to all dues paying members of a Property Owners Association. Because Johnson refused to enforce this law, property owners have had to file a lawsuit to obtain access to the records which will reveal if the allegations of theft and malfeasance are true or not. This leads to the question....Just who is running Loudon County's DAG office? Russell Johnson or Bud Gilbert's law firm? And what is Johnson doing if he's too busy to investigate possible crimes of this magnitude?
Yoda

Kingsport, TN

#2 Oct 6, 2009
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According to the KNS,Loudon County's District Attorney General, Russell Johnson, has said he is too busy to look into the deal where the Knoxville Lawyer made $1.2 million on the land for the new school he sold to Loudon County, which he purchased the day before he sold it to the county. Now, Loudon County Commission has decided to sell this tract of land, raising the question of why they bought it in the first place. According the the news article, the seller was a lawyer/real estate agent named Richard Eisenbach. I have been unable to find a lawyer by that name in the area. Does anyone know if he has a connection to C. Coulter "Bud" Gilbert's law firm? The reason I ask is that Bud Gilbert seems to have the inside tract with our District Attorney General Russell Johnson. When Tellico Village property owners took incriminating evidence to Johnson and asked him to investigate possible theft and other crimes committed by TVPOA management personel, Johnson reportedly told them he was too busy "chasing down and prosecuting child molesters and drug dealers" to bother with it. He gave the evidence, which included whistleblowers names, to the attorney for the accused, Bud Gilbert, to investigate. Of course Gilbert reported back that there wasn't anything to the allegations and Russell Johnson dropped the case. In addition to the incriminating evidence against TVPOA management Johnson was asked to investigate refusal of TVPOA management to allow inspection of records which by law, must be available to all dues paying members of a Property Owners Association. Because Johnson refused to enforce this law, property owners have had to file a lawsuit to obtain access to the records which will reveal if the allegations of theft and malfeasance are true or not. This leads to the question....Just who is running Loudon County's DAG office? Russell Johnson or Bud Gilbert's law firm? And what is Johnson doing if he's too busy to investigate possible crimes of this magnitude?
Are you for real??? Thanks for qualifying the basis for us locals who refer to the TV residents as mostly "Damned Yankees". Do you really think a man who represents a rather large judicial district-multi-county with at least a General Sessions Court & a Criminal Court in each county and as Chief Law Enforcement Officer of each county, to have nothing more to do than worry about Boo Hoo! why you are so upset about not being able to look at the books for POA?? You all elected your boards. Kick the members off if they don't do their jobs. Let Cooper know why you hate Blazer & feel he's a crook. Sounds like Russell Johnson is doing his job & well I might add, since apparently he's giving you & your fellow whiners time to think it over & act rationally. You don't need to call the law or hire a lawyer to handle every little quirk in your dull lives-get off your ass & initiate action yourselves!! For God's sake stop whining...if you have proof otherwise-present it to the Grand Jury yourself.
Fred

Knoxville, TN

#3 Dec 28, 2010
Yoda wrote:
<quoted text>Are you for real??? Thanks for qualifying the basis for us locals who refer to the TV residents as mostly "Damned Yankees". Do you really think a man who represents a rather large judicial district-multi-county with at least a General Sessions Court & a Criminal Court in each county and as Chief Law Enforcement Officer of each county, to have nothing more to do than worry about Boo Hoo! why you are so upset about not being able to look at the books for POA?? You all elected your boards. Kick the members off if they don't do their jobs. Let Cooper know why you hate Blazer & feel he's a crook. Sounds like Russell Johnson is doing his job & well I might add, since apparently he's giving you & your fellow whiners time to think it over & act rationally. You don't need to call the law or hire a lawyer to handle every little quirk in your dull lives-get off your ass & initiate action yourselves!! For God's sake stop whining...if you have proof otherwise-present it to the Grand Jury yourself.
Drinking the Koolaid too much you are Mr. Yoda!!!!

Russ Johnson had no experience in criminal law when his uncle the Judge(hic)Russell got him elected so that he could whitewash another case of local injustice.

Johnson also let the kid who shot his girlfriend to death off with a few years probation, mostly because the ADA blew the case, but Russ didn't want anybody to know that.

Johnson sent the Rarity/Arp case to a DA out West because he wanted it buried. he even made sure the so-called prosecutor from Ripley TN got lots of false leads and other distractions to make sure that the truth never emerged.
Real Deal

Seymour, TN

#4 Dec 28, 2010
Richard Eisenbach was no lawyer. He was just a low level developer.

He died back in April. He was found in his home after having been dead for several days.

The cause of death was ruled natural causes. He was in his late forties.
Upset Mom

Kingston, TN

#5 Dec 29, 2010
Have they decided to actually list the property?
Fred

Knoxville, TN

#6 Dec 29, 2010
Upset Mom wrote:
Have they decided to actually list the property?
They can't list the property cause they'd lose too much money selling it at 25% of what they paid for it.

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