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San Francisco Investigates Cases Due to Texts By And With A Convicted Officer

Ian Furminger

Ian Furminger

Ian Furminger was a Sergeant who worked in a plainclothes unit of the San Francisco police department. Furminger was convicted of four of seven counts that included stealing money and drugs from drug dealers and other corrupt acts. On February 23, 2015, Federal judge Charles Breyer sentenced Furminger to the maximum sentence of 41 months in federal prison and a $25,000 fine.

Before reading the sentence, Judge Breyer stated:

“We all rely every day that the police will be honest, fair.”

Furminger was one of three officers prosecuted. His co-defendant, former officer Edmond Robles, was found guilty on five counts related to conspiracy to sell drugs, extortion and theft. Reynaldo Vargas pleaded guilty and testified for the prosecution against Furminger and Robles. The trio worked together. Among their crimes, they searched houses and hotel rooms without warrants. In one incident, the 3 officers took $30,000 from a heroin dealer’s house and split the case, allowing Robles to purchase an expensive Belgian road bike. Furminger purchased new skylights.

Furminger filed a motion for bail pending appeal, and that is where things get interesting. Read the rest of this entry

Mom Involved With A Racist And Gun Enthusiast Faces Federal Charges

There have been times when I’ve had need to tell others that an order of the court is more powerful than the doctrines of religion. Religion gives believers choices with some consequences that we never see while in the flesh. Orders of the court however, have consequences in the here and now.

Megan Elizabeth Everett (22) and Robert Baumann have court ordered shared custody of Lily, their 2-year old daughter. Pursuant to that order, Robert dropped Lily off at her mom’s, who was suppose to return Lily. Megan didn’t. She wrote Robert a note saying:

            “You are a great dad. If I let them take her and vaccinate her and brainwash her, I wouldn’t be doing what’s right. I cannot let a judge tell me how my daughter should be raised. We will miss you. But I had to leave.”

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