Wave Of A Gavel

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki is sentenced in domestic case

by Michael VolpeSep 23, 2016

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has been sentenced to six years’ probation plus one hundred and eight days in jail for her role in her two daughters’ running away.

HASTINGS, Minnesota, September 23, 2016- Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has been sentenced to six years’ probation and an extra one hundred and eight days in jail for her role in her two daughters’ running away.

Grazzini-Rucki was to serve thirty days immediately and fifteen days each of the next six years on the anniversary of the date authorities found her two daughters, November 17. However, Grazzini-Rucki chose to serve the sentence all at once, a total of as long as 233 days, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Judge Asphaug handed down the sentence even though the prosecutor, Kathryn Keena, asked for only the probation and no jail time. Keena said she was fulfilling a promise made to Grazzini-Rucki’s daughter, Samantha, one of the two daughters who ran away.

Judge Asphaug imposed the unusual sentence after disallowing nearly all of the evidence Grazzini-Rucki intended to use in support of her affirmative defense. Grazzini-Rucki argued that she hid her daughters to protect them from an unsafe environment.

The criminal record of Grazzini-Rucki’s ex-husband, David Rucki including a bar fight, road rage incident, numerous incidents of stalking and numerous violations of orders for protection, were all disallowed.

Child Protection reports, including one made by Nico Rucki in which he claimed his father held a gun to his head, were also disallowed.

Judge Asphaug’s chambers directed all calls to Beau Berentson, public affairs officer for the Minnesota courts, who did not respond to an email for comment.

David Rucki made a victim impact statement which included the following statement:

“She is not the same woman I married twenty-five years ago. Sandy, that woman, is gone. She doesn’t realize how blessed she is. She cannot comprehend the pain and trauma on her children. We need to free Sandra from her distorted reality. How Sandy thought alienation of the family was a good plan? Nico was forced by Sandy to write false statement on Facebook. They were not the truth they were his mother’s words.”

Rucki thanked several people including the Lakeville Police Department, his sister Tammi and Brandon Stahl of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Lakeville Police Department has declined all comments on the case directing all questions to the Dakota County Prosecutor’s Office which did not respond to several CDN emails for comment. An email to David Rucki’s attorney, Lisa Elliott, was also left unreturned.

Stahl wrote an explosive story on the case in April 2015 when Dale Nathan first revealed that he was in the care of Grazzini-Rucki on April 19, 2013. Nathan would repeat this story several times including on ABC’s 20/20. Stahl wrote the story on the two-year anniversary of the girls’ disappearance. Curiously, however, Stahl confirmed to CDN that this was the first story he’d written on the case.

CDN learned that a third party approached Stahl in January of 2015 asking that he write about Sandra Grazzini-Rucki but Stahl declined saying the presence of Nathan posed a problem since he was a disbarred lawyer at the time. Stahl declined to comment when CDN asked why Nathan’s presence was no longer an issue.

Stahl has also declined to provide details of David Rucki’s voluminous criminal and violent history. Stahl also declined to write about Samantha Rucki’s June 30, 2016 police interview when CDN provided it to him.

In that interview Samantha Rucki said she was pressured into recanting by her father, running away was her idea, and she reiterated her father was an abuser .

Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/life/sandra-grazzini-rucki-sentenced-71420/#jtxfFIM17yZU85bi.99

THE ULTIMATE HYPOCRISY

 

Grazzini-Rucki sentenced to jail, probation

Published September 21, 2016 at 10:49 am

Dave Rucki shares victim impact statement in court

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki was sentenced to 250 days in jail and six years probation after a jury convicted her in July of six felony counts of deprivation of parental rights.A Lakeville mother who hid her two teen daughters for more than two and a half years during a custody battle was sentenced in Dakota County court today.

Grazzini-Rucki, who was given credit for the 133 days she has already spent in jail, will serve the rest of her jail sentence in 15-day increments for the next six years, reporting to jail on Nov. 18 – the day her two daughters were found by law enforcement – starting in 2017.

She was ordered to pay two $944 fines – the dollar amount is the number of days the two girls were missing.

Grazzini-Rucki will participate in the sentence-to-serve program for 12 days each year for the next six. If she fails to show up for any of the days, those days will be added to her jail time.

Grazzini-Rucki was smiling as she was arrested in court at the end of sentencing hearing and was ordered immediately to serve a 34-day jail sentence.

The children’s father David Rucki said he felt the jail time was appropriate.

“It’s not about retribution,” Rucki said. “It’s about being accountable … that’s all I’m looking for is accountability.”

Continue Reading: http://sunthisweek.com/2016/09/21/grazzini-rucki-sentenced-to-jail-probation/

 

WITH ADVOCATES LIKE THESE. . .

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Lori Musol

“Crime victims have rights! Investigations into criminal activity should result in justice for the victims.”  Lori Musolf.

More Quotes from Lori

“Sam’s a very conniving and manipulative person. My heart went out to her, because at first I did believe her.”

“I have no doubt that the judge is corrupt as the day is long, that’s why I got involved. There’s no denying the shit she had to go through in the courtroom,”

“Sam is vindictive, to me this whole plot was about revenge against David and about money.”

“She felt like he would kill her if he had the chance.”

“I don’t trust David and I do think the man is dangerous”

“Sam did this to herself and she deserves the consequences from it. Hopefully Sam isn’t having any communication with them” (referring to Sandra’s children)

“If she’s facing prison time she’s going to run.I can see her taking the girls and running again”

Excerpts from interview with Detective Dronen: 

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Detective Dronen:  Let me ask you something along those lines when the girls first went missing on the 19th of April.

Lori: I think I’ve got the timelines figured out when we interviewed (referring to Fox9 interview of the girls). I believe I had gotten a call that night that they were gone and I believe that was a Friday night. Things have just been triggering memories for me when I read stuff like, you know I’ll read through these stories and everything else and I actually talked to Trish and I think I’ve got the timeline figured out. So they went missing Friday night they called me on Saturday the next day because we tried to set up the interview for Saturday but we could not find a photographer that would work the weekend. We didn’t interview them till Monday morning, my husband was home during that time too and we are trying to get everything figured out. So I figure it was between Saturday and Sunday that we talked on the phone and it was either Sunday or Monday we did the interview.

Detective Dronen: When this all happened, the girls called you and you called Trish. Had Trish ever heard about the story before that?

Lori: Yeah, Trish had heard about it. Fox nine had actually been down to. . . well no that was after the girls disappeared. I don’t know that she heard about it before they disappeared other than just well her and I are friends as well, so I probably brought it up to her because I did talk to her about other Carver County cases I was working on. She knew about the Carver County corruption blog once I got involved with those people down there. Sam didn’t come into the picture until after I’d been involved with the Carver County cases for a while

Lori: (After the interview with Samantha and Giana) “I left and went straight to St. Cloud and Dede and Sam were already there so I knew they didn’t have those girls. They were already at the hotel when we got there, they were waiting in the parking lot.”


Detective Dronen: One of the things I came across when I was going through some emails, was a conversation between you and Dede, which looks like it probably started in May, probably shortly after the stories in the Star Tribune were coming out.

Lori: That’s when I was trying to get information from her, hoping she’d spill her guts.

Detective Dronen: Then it kind of jumped to September and then went into October.

Lori: Because she did not know until those stories actually started coming out. I mean she did not know, in fact, I don’t know that she even really knows now that I actually talked to you guys and gave you information.


Detective Dronen: Like I said, unfortunately I’ve talked to a lot of people who’ve had issues with family court going through this case, because it seems like just about everybody has had their experiences and that’s part of the reason I think that they’re willing to try and help. Everybody’s had some sort of issues with courts and you know, I’ll be honest with you, I’m sure the system is definitely not perfect. Even just looking at this case – just how long this case got drawn on and on and on for a multitude of reasons all the way around.

Lori: The first year, 2 years even that those girls were gone, I honestly didn’t think anybody cared or were looking for them. You know when it finally came up again, I was like I’ve got to start digging here, I’ve got to figure out something because this is ridiculous. It’s just gone on way too long.

Detective Dronen: I would agree on that. I’m just boxing up this case now to try and be done.


Detective Dronen: Since finding the girls, we have to approach them very carefully, because of course part of the reason they’re so upset is that they feel they were never really listened to in the first place. I think, you know depending on how some things went when they were dealing with the court system in the beginning, it probably seems like it wasn’t necessarily their opinion that mattered regardless of what they said. Unfortunately for me though, I look at this cae and it just looks like the worst of the worst on the planet. I’m trying to figure it all out and go from there because the allegations are wildly different on both sides, so that’s the fun part for me.


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Part 2 – Inside Story Of The Rigged High-Profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki Criminal Case

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Stephen Grigsby & Michelle MacDonald

Are you ready for installment #2 of the Inside Story Of The Rigged High-Profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki Criminal Case No.19HA-CR-15-2669? Hmm?
MacDonald’s co-author and hack Michael Volpe had a hissy fit over the first installment, didn’t he?  Oh, you didn’t know that MacDonald and Volpe were writing a book about the Sandra Grazzini-Rucki case? It has the following idiotic title: “Frogs in water: Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and the world’s last child custody trial,” hasn’t it? It’s one of those teaching books written by an incompetent, isn’t it?

 

Complaint Summons

It is the responsibility of your criminal defense attorney to gather any and all favorable evidence that tends to prove your innocence.  Thus, you need to make sure your criminal defense attorney holds prosecutors to their obligation to turn over ALL favorable evidence.  Effective criminal defense attorneys are proactive: a defense attorney must not hesitate to seek sanctions against a prosecutor whom fails to uphold their Brady obligation. Brady Obligations: Make Sure Your Lawyer Gets ALL of the Evidence! January 27, 2012 By Katie Riggs, arrestedmn.com – Ryan Pacyga, Criminal Defense Attorney – Minnesota Lawyer License No: 0321576 (Emphasis added)

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Being smart enough to read and comprehend a law book, I knew that Gisgsby was lying through his teeth, didn’t I?  In fact, I even told Grigsby that I knew an attorney who was sanctioned in a criminal case, didn’t I?

BLUE EARTH — The Faribault County Attorney’s Office is seeking sanctions against the defense lawyer for the deported Blue Earth-area priest convicted of inappropriately touching an underage girl. Faribault County Attorney Troy Timmerman filed the request this month claiming defense attorney Philip Elbert, who represented former Diocese of Winona priest Leo Koppala, leaked a significant amount of non-public documents to an online blogger without redacting sensitive information. The documents appear on the blogger’s website and a related Youtube video, which featured a recorded conversation between Elbert and the blogger about providing the documents. County attorney seeks sanctions in priest case By Josh Moniz, the rag called the Mankato Free Press.com Jun 18, 2014 (Emphasis added) http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/county-attorney-seeks-sanctions-in-priest-case/article_52865758-a915-59b3-b5ea-a6e809b609dd.html

Hostile Grigsby tried bullying me into thinking that I didn’t know what I was talking about, didn’t he?  I even told Grisgby that there was a newspaper article about the attorney getting sanctioned, didn’t I?  (I forgot to mention that I was mentioned in the article, didn’t I?)

Attorney Philip Elbert reminded the judge of a rule from the Minnesota rules of criminal procedures. Elbert explained that any others who participated in the investigation, and who regularly report to the prosecutor, must disclose any information. “All officers, part-time or not, report to the prosecutor,” Elbert says. Ruling favors priest Defense entitled to full disclosures October 27, 2013 by Brock Buesing – Register Staff Writer (bbuesing@faribaultcountyregister.com) , Faribault County Register

Grigsby turned his bullying up another notch by insisting that I wasn’t even smart enough to comprehend a simple newspaper article, didn’t he? \But no matter how hard he tried Grigsby couldn’t bully me off the truth, could he? He couldn’t, could he?

Lion News: Father Koppala Framed? Interview With Koppala Defense Attorney Philip Elbert?
http://lionnews00.blogspot.com/2014/05/lion-news-father-koppala-framed.html

The reality is that Grigsby should have and actually still can still file sanctions in rigged high-profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki criminal case no.19HA-CR-15-2669.

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Gaslighting is a type of projective identification in which an individual (or group of individuals) attempt to influence the mental functioning of a second individual by causing the latter to doubt the validity of his or her judgments, perceptions, and/or reality testing in order that the victim will more readily submit his will and person to the victimizer. (See Chapter 2 for a more comprehensive discussion of gaslighting.) Gaslighting, The Double Whammy, Interrogation and Other Covert Control in Psychotherapy & Analysis, Theo L. Dorpat (Maryland: 2004), Page 6.

The reality also is that Grigsby is just as much of trained and professional liar as corrupt Dakota Co. Attorney James “Sovereign Citizen” Backstrom, right? Finally, it is a reality that neither Grigsby nor MacDonald want to admit that their bungling and aiding & abetting Backstrom got Sandra convicted, isn’t it?

 

… that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Isaiah 5:20King James Version (KJV)

It’s trivia question time, isn’t it?Question Mark
Trivia Question #2: Which of Sandra’s attorneys couldn’t even get their discovery/evidence (Dash cam video) in their own criminal case? Hint: Did you know that the attorney’s former campaign manager was able to get the attorney’s citation in searchable pdf format? Yet, the attorney was not able to, were they?

Was it?:
A. Short-time criminal defense attorney Michelle MacDonald
B. So-called defender of the constitution Michelle MacDonald
C. Supreme court candidate Michelle MacDonald

Trivia Question #2 Answer:  A, B, C

It’s history time, isn’t it?

https://twitter.com/missinginmn/status/758673275073417217
Missing in Minnesota @missinginmn UPDATE: Grazzini-Rucki arrived at the court – impeccably dressed. Stephen Grigsby was seen yelling at her in the parking lot. #grazzinirucki Retweet 1 Likes 5 S Zizzou Sam Sansevere Tony Jones Pam Nelson Jenny Love Nathan M. Hansen 7:39 AM – 28 Jul 2016

Caroline Rice describes Grigsby as a bully, doesn’t she? She does, doesn’t she?

Case No. 10-CR-10-1003 State of Minnesota vs Caroline Marie Rice
Amended Disposition (Judicial Officer: Perkins, Richard C.) Reason: Prosecution motion granted, Appeals Court Reversal
1. Deprive Custody/Parent Rights-Cause Child Being Runaway (Not applicable – GOC) Dismissed
2. Deprive Another-Cust/Parental Rights-Conceal Minor Dismissed
3. Deprive-Custody/Parent Rights-Violation Court Order-Take Minor Dismissed

It’s safe to say that Sandra was bullied and intimidated into accepting the false idea that nothing could be done about the obstruction of justice in her rigged case, isn’t it?  It is also safe to say that Sandra was bullied and intimidated into accepting the false idea that she couldn’t have her own files/property to prepare for the rigged trial, isn’t it?

More damning revelations in installment #3, right?

More to come . . .