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Cold Case Posse officer guilty of perjury?

False statement on corporate filing

We’ve all been having our little laugh about the antics of the Cold Case Posse and their inability to fix a simple corporate registration in Arizona. It should be a simple fix, but if they don’t get on the stick, their little enterprise may get dissolved in about 52 days.

However, something a little more serious has surfaced in the Posse’s 2014 Annual Report with the Arizona Corporations Commission, filed this past June 16, and signed by Mike Kowalski (bearing the title “Other Officer” whatever that is). The signature on the form, in this case electronic, is given under this text:

I further declare under penalty of perjury that I (we) have examined this report and the certificate, including any attachments, and to the best of my (our) knowledge and belief they are true, correct and complete.

Let’s examine one item on the annual report:

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That is not true and it is not correct.

Given the significant publicity accompanying the move of the Sheriff’s Office to new facilities at 550 West Jackson Street over 6 months ago, it is hard to excuse anyone in one of the posses not knowing there the Sheriff’s Office is, and that it is no longer at 100 W. Washington, the address filed with the Arizona Corporations Commission for Mike Zullo a scant 10 days ago.

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Some speculated that perhaps the Sheriff’s Office still maintains a presence in the old building, and that Zullo can be reached at that address. Not so, according to the property manager as confirmed today by Lori Brown:

I am responding on behalf of Danny Ischy as he is traveling this week.  I have confirmed with our Property Manager that everyone from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office vacated the Wells Fargo building in December 2013 and Mr. Zullo no longer has an office at 100 W. Washington St.

Thanks to individuals who provided information for this story.

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51 Responses to Cold Case Posse officer guilty of perjury?

  1. avatar
    Foggy June 26, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Where the heck is Sgt. Joe Friday when you really need him?

  2. avatar
    Sef June 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Foggy:
    Where the heck is Sgt. Joe Friday when you really need him?

    “Just the FAX, ma’am.”

  3. avatar
    Curious George June 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    So now we have a bogus post office address and we have a bogus address at the Wells Fargo Phoenix office building. One screw up and you could say its just a senior moment and laugh it off. Two screw ups and it brings up the question of intent. Excellent work Doc and a fascinating report.

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    Crustacean June 26, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    My first thought on seeing that building: Sandcrawler.

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    CarlOrcas June 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Curious George: Two screw ups and it brings up the question of intent.

    Or….stupidity.

    “We’re qualified to investigate the President of the United States even though we don’t know where our office is these days.”

    Sheesh!

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    Keith June 26, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Crustacean:
    My first thought on seeing that building: Sandcrawler.

    What kind of ornithopter do you need to pick that thing up and get it away from the spice worms when they come?

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    DSM June 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    Don’t have time to look up the perjury statutes in Arizona but I imagine the elements are similar to those of California:

    1. Defendant knowingly took an oath to testify or declare truly before a competent tribunal.

    2. The testimony or declaration was given or made in circumstances in which an oath may by law be administered.

    3. Defendant willfully stated as true, matter which was false.

    4. Defendant knew the statement was false.

    5. The false statement was material.

    6. Defendant had the specific intent to testify or declare falsely under oath. (CA PENAL 128(a))

    In any event, the perjurious statement need be intentional. Don’t think you’ll find that to the situation in this case.

    Personally, I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop in connection with the Montgomery revelations. I’ll be back then.

  8. avatar
    RanTalbott June 26, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I would think that anyone who put out a video claiming “Race of parents only” means “It’s also okay to apply this rule to ‘Kind of Business'” has an ironclad inanity defense.

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    CarlOrcas June 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    DSM: Don’t have time to look up the perjury statutes in Arizona but I imagine the elements are similar to those of California:

    Pretty close. Here it is in Title 13….scroll down to Chapter 27:

    http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=13

    The real problem here is the mind numbing stupidity of a group that claims to be qualified to investigate the President not knowing where it’s own office is located.

  10. avatar
    Sudoku June 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    Hold the presses! There’s an error in their filings? It must be a forgery, and a poor one at that! I bet it even has layers! Spittle, cough, etc!

  11. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 27, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    Well, not only did he file a false address, he also swore that he examined the form. He can’t use the “I wasn’t paying attention” excuse because that it itself would contradict what he swore.

    DSM: In any event, the perjurious statement need be intentional. Don’t think you’ll find that to the situation in this case.

  12. avatar
    Rickey June 27, 2014 at 12:50 am #

    In my e-mail exchange with Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times, he said that he knows that Zullo isn’t at 100 W. Washington Street because Zullo told him that he wants to keep the actual location of the CCP a secret.

    I responded that the issue is not whether Zullo can be found at 100 W. Washington Street, but whether anyone can be found there who is authorized to accept service of process on behalf of the CCP. I suggested that the New Times should have a reporter stop by and go to Suite 1900 and see if there is anyone there who has any connection with the CCP.

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    Notorial Dissent June 27, 2014 at 1:03 am #

    Well color me shocked! Zullo lie, submit a false sworn statement, commit perjury, why that’s that’s just so Zullo like as to be scary. Next thing you’ll be telling me he isn’t really a pretend depputy or anything.

    Guess someone needs to point out to the SOS that that address is to a vacant building and that Zullo lied. Oh me, oh my! The perils of being a cheap jack con man when the grift starts to fall apart.

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    RanTalbott June 27, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    Crustacean: My first thought on seeing that building: Sandcrawler.

    I thought it was a way of discouraging women from applying for promotions, because they don’t want to wind up on policeupskirtvideos.com if they get one of those prime front offices…

  15. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 27, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    I have been informed that Kowalski is a licensed private investigator.

  16. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 27, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I have been informed that Kowalski is a licensed private investigator.

    Here it is from the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s website – http://licensing.azdps.gov/

    License Number Employee Type Status Name Expire Date

    1567504 Private Investigator Employee Issued KOWALSKI, MICHAEL 2015-03-21
    1 licenses found.

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    Curious George June 27, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    I can see the possible headline now……”Licensed Private Investigator Working as a Member of Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse Inc. Declares under Penalty of Perjury, Sheriff is Located at Now Vacated Wells Fargo Plaza Phoenix Address”

    More at eleven.

  18. avatar
    alg June 27, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Well, if perjury charges were actually filed (something not very likely), Zullo could always plea innocent by reason of incompetence. I don’t think he’d have any trouble making the case for that.

  19. avatar
    Ellen June 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    The search feature seems to have been lost or dropped from your page, which is a pity because I found it very useful.

  20. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Thank you for reporting this problem. I do not know why it disappeared, but I added the Search back and it seems OK now.

    Ellen: The search feature seems to have been lost or dropped from your page, which is a pity because I found it very useful.

  21. avatar
    Arthur June 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Thank you for reporting this problem.

    Speaking of problems, has the formatting for your site changed? All the side bars are gone and everything is arranged horizontally.

  22. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 27, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Thank you for reporting this problem. I do not know why it disappeared, but I added the Search back and it seems OK now.

    I’m seeing all the sidebar material below the thread entries. Didn’t that happen a couple months ago?

  23. avatar
    Arthur June 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    CarlOrcas: ’m seeing all the sidebar material below the thread entries. Didn’t that happen a couple months ago?

    It didn’t start appearing that way on my computer until today.

  24. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    It sometimes happens when I update the theme (like today) and the old version of the style sheet remains in your browser cache. Try Ctrl-F5.

    CarlOrcas: I’m seeing all the sidebar material below the thread entries. Didn’t that happen a couple months ago?

  25. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 27, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    It sometimes happens when I update the theme (like today) and the old version of the style sheet remains in your browser cache. Try Ctrl-F5.

    I’m using Firefox 30.0 and Ctrl F5 doesn’t work. Cleared the cache from their instructions and it still isn’t working. Will restart in a few and see how its doing.

  26. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Arthur: It didn’t start appearing that way on my computer until today.

    Yes…..it returned on mine today.

  27. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    Needless to say, I’m not seeing any problem. Of course, if the browser window is too narrow, it’s supposed to throw the sidebar to the bottom. Just in case, I just now cleared all the blog caches.

    CarlOrcas: I’m using Firefox 30.0 and Ctrl F5 doesn’t work. Cleared the cache from their instructions and it still isn’t working. Will restart in a few and see how its doing.

  28. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 27, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Needless today, I’m not seeing any prob,em. Of course, if the browser window is too narrow, it’s supposed to throw the sidebar to the bottom.Just in case, I just now cleared all the blog caches.

    Just restarted my computer and it hasn’t changed. Your welcome message is right below the Submit Comment button in the thread.

  29. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 28, 2014 at 12:11 am #

    I know what it looks like. I see this when I skinny the browser window too narrow to display the blog, then it refactors the sidebar to the bottom. I don’t understand why clearing your cache didn’t clear the problem (assuming it was something leftover from the previous theme software).

    I run FireFox 30 also.

    CarlOrcas: Just restarted my computer and it hasn’t changed. Your welcome message is right below the Submit Comment button in the thread.

  30. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 28, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I know what it looks like. I see this when I skinny the browser window too narrow to display the blog, then it refactors the sidebar to the bottom. I don’t understand why clearing your cache didn’t clear the problem (assuming it was something leftover from the previous theme software).

    I run FireFox 30 also.

    Figured it out. Zoom level was set and working at 120% (for my old eyes) but now it won’t display the sidebars properly at anything over 100%.

    It was working fine earlier today. That’s what I get for taking a nap.

  31. avatar
    Northland10 June 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Thank you for reporting this problem. I do not know why it disappeared, but I added the Search back and it seems OK now.

    You could do like Orly and blame the issue on Birthers hacking your site.

    It could happen… In some other reality.. maybe.

  32. avatar
    bgansel9 June 28, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Crustacean: My first thought on seeing that building: Sandcrawler.

    Don’t like it? Many people think Phoenix architecture is very fashion forward.

  33. avatar
    Arthur June 28, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    CarlOrcas: Figured it out. Zoom level was set and working at 120% (for my old eyes) but now it won’t display the sidebars properly at anything over 100%.

    Yeah, I zoomed out and that fixed the problem of losing the side bars and original formatting.

  34. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Arthur: Yeah, I zoomed out and that fixed the problem of losing the side bars and original formatting.

    Now I’ve got to find my magnifying glass!!

  35. avatar
    Rickey June 28, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Ray Stern e-mailed me that he’s going to wait and see if Zullo does anything to correct the delinquency. If Zullo continues to use the Washington Street address, Stern may check it out and determine if there is anyone there who is authorized to accept service of process.

  36. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    In general, the blog is set (and has always been) to a width of 960 pixels. Add the scroll bars and window border in the browser, and that gives something around 1000 pixels necessary to display the blog. The adaptive layout detects when the browser window is too small, and it moves the sidebar underneath the main content so that it can be displayed at full width.

    If you zoom in, then you have to have a larger browser window to show the same content. If your view is 120%, your browser would need to be around 1200 pixels wide.

    It is possible that prior to the last theme update the calculation didn’t take the zoom factor into account.

    On my 8″ Windows tablet in landscape mode, the layout changes when I reach 133%. The tablet resolution is 1280 x 800. In portrait mode, the alternate layout is in effect at 100%. Personally I like the nice wide layout one gets with the adaptive layout in portrait mode on a tablet.

    One obvious functional problem is that the Scroll Down button is no longer near the top of the screen. I’m going to fix that with a Scroll Down menu item.

    CarlOrcas: Figured it out. Zoom level was set and working at 120% (for my old eyes) but now it won’t display the sidebars properly at anything over 100%.

    It was working fine earlier today. That’s what I get for taking a nap.

  37. avatar
    CarlOrcas June 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: It is possible that prior to the last theme update the calculation didn’t take the zoom factor into account.

    That’s what I’m figuring.

  38. avatar
    Curious George July 3, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    DAY 16 …. Cold Case Posse still DELINQUENT!

    Arizona Corporation Commission
    07/03/2014 State of Arizona Public Access System 5:17 AM

    Corporate Inquiry
    File Number: -1334289-0 DELINQUENT – OTHER 06/18/2014
    Corp. Name: THE MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S COLD CASE POSSE

  39. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy July 3, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Before the recent theme update the blog switched positions at 100% resolution when the browser window was sized below about 740 pixels; now it is about 1000.

    CarlOrcas: Now I’ve got to find my magnifying glass!!

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    Curious George July 4, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Day 17. CCP Delinquent .

    Arizona Corporation Commission
    07/04/2014 State of Arizona Public Access System 6:56 AM

    Corporate Status Inquiry
    File Number: -1334289-0
    Corp. Name: THE MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S COLD CASE POSSE
    This Corporation is NOT in Good Standing for the following reasons:
    DELINQUENT – OTHER 06/18/2014

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    CarlOrcas July 4, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    The Corporation Commission is fun but the county’s own Risk Management Department may be the big story regarding all the posses in the days ahead.

    It appears they have denied worker’s comp claim of off duty posse member who was almost killed when he tried to help a Phoenix officer:

    On Thursday, CBS 5 News confirmed with Maricopa County that on June 20, the county formally denied Grigg’s claim for compensation. No reason was given on the denial form, but a spokeswoman for the county said Grigg was denied because he did not meet the statutory criteria for compensation.

    http://www.kpho.com/story/25939522/workmans-comp-denied-to-critically-injured-mcso-posse-member

    Given it’s a holiday weekend it will probably be next week before this is sorted out. The question is what was the key factor in denying the claim and how does it impact posse operations overall.

    Here is a story with more details on what happened to Grigg and how close he came to dying.

    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/phillip-grigg-injured-volunteer-mcso-posseman-to-be-released-from-hospital-after-7-months

  42. avatar
    Sef July 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    CarlOrcas: the county formally denied Grigg’s claim for compensation

    Is this the first time that this has happened? This may be the death knell for all the posses as their members see the writing on the wall.

  43. avatar
    CarlOrcas July 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Sef: Is this the first time that this has happened? This may be the death knell for all the posses as their members see the writing on the wall.

    Yes, the decision does raise lots of questions but given the holiday weekend nothing will get done with them until next week.

    I suspect Arpaio and other elected types will break out their tap shoes to see if they can get around this one like they did the car insurance deal but my reading is that there are bigger legal issues involved that, to be resolved, would probably require help from the legislature.

    In the meantime posse members could be out there without any protection (if they ever had any) and I can’t imagine them responding any differently to this problem than they did the car insurance fubar.

    Stay tuned.

  44. avatar
    Sef July 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    CarlOrcas: In the meantime posse members could be out there without any protection (if they ever had any)

    And their wives will tell them to “Get your a** back in here!” Because it’s not just the posse members who will be SOL.

  45. avatar
    CarlOrcas July 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Sef: And their wives will tell them to “Get your a** back in here!” Because it’s not just the posse members who will be SOL.

    One of the more interesting aspects of the posse system is that its an equal opportunity operation: The commander of the Sun City posse is a white haired grandmother!

    Women do every job there is to be done…..even in the tougher search and rescue operations.

    Arpaio understands appealing to all segments of the voting population.

  46. avatar
    Sef July 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Sef: And their spouse/SO will tell them to “Get your a** back in here!” Because it’s not just the posse members who will be SOL.

    FIFM

  47. avatar
    Curious George July 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Day 18 CCP Delinquent.

    Arizona Corporation Commission
    07/05/2014 State of Arizona Public Access System 6:48 PM

    Corporate Status Inquiry
    File Number: -1334289-0
    Corp. Name: THE MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S COLD CASE POSSE
    This Corporation is NOT in Good Standing for the following reasons:
    DELINQUENT – OTHER 06/18/2014

  48. avatar
    Curious George July 6, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Day 19 CCP Delinquent!

  49. avatar
    Curious George July 7, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Day 20. Cold Case Posse Delinquent.

  50. avatar
    Curious George July 8, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    DAY 21….CCP DELINQUENT!
    Mikey, it’s a simple fix. Just provide valid addresses.

  51. avatar
    Curious George July 9, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    Day 22….CCP DELINQUENT !

    Arizona Corporation Commission
    07/09/2014 State of Arizona Public Access System 5:52 AM

    Corporate Status Inquiry
    File Number: -1334289-0
    Corp. Name: THE MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S COLD CASE POSSE
    This Corporation is NOT in Good Standing for the following reasons:
    DELINQUENT – OTHER 06/18/2014