Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Day Fifteen - Gallegos' wife on the stand - UPDATED

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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Joan Gallegos testified Tuesday that she only told Paul Gallegos of Gundersen's ex-wife's allegations after Gundersen's Feb. 8 arrest. She also testified that she dropped Gundersen's ex-wife as a client the Monday following the former police chief's Friday arrest.

Defense witnesses question Gundersen's wife's honesty

Previous testimony - July 30 - By the time Jan. 28 rolled around, Doe 1 wrote she wanted a separation with Gundersen.

On that day, Doe 1 wrote that Gundersen’s ex-wife told her she could use Paul Gallegos’ willingness to prosecute Gundersen for allegedly raping her in the past as a way to get rid of Gundersen — this after Joan Gallegos allegedly talked with him about it.

“I believe this was a conspiracy between (Paul Gallegos), his wife and (Gundersen’s ex-wife) in an attempt for (Gundersen’s ex-wife) to gain full custody of the kids,” she wrote. “Her plan worked.”...

Joan Gallegos issued a denial.


In other coverage: ...”(Gundersen's ex-wife) told me that Joan told her she had discussed the rape with her husband Paul and that he would be willing to prosecute Dave for rape if she wanted,” Jane Doe 1 writes. “(Gundersen's ex-wife), knowing that I wanted a separation from Dave due to our own marital problems, told me that we could use the fact that the (district attorney) was willing to press charges on Dave to get him to leave the county. (Gundersen's ex-wife) and I spoke many times this same day because I was not OK with her blackmailing him.”...

Then there's this: ......During cross examination, (Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Lt. Dave) Morey testified that Gundersen's ex-wife and Seal planned to have the ex-wife hold onto the computer hard drive to turn over to her divorce attorney, Gallegos' wife Joan Gallegos, for possible future use. Morey denied that he had any plan for the photos.

”I'm not going to admit to that plan because it's not my plan,” Morey said. “That's the plan (they) told me about.”
Morey testified that he did not feel that he or other investigators had coerced or brow-beaten Seal into making statements of any kind....


And this: Gundersen’s attorney, Russell Clanton, questioned Morey about a report he filed that talked about a plan where Gundersen’s ex-wife would find the photographs on the hard drive and give them to her attorney, at the time Joan Gallegos, for her custody fight with Gundersen.

A times the exchanges between the two grew heated as Clanton asked why he placed it in the report.

“That’s not my plan. That was her plan,” Morey testified. “I’m not going to admit I’m a part of this plan, because I’m not.”

Further testimony revealed that Gundersen’s ex-wife arranged Seal’s meeting with Morey, and even stood in the doorway when Seal first talked with him.

Morey couldn’t say for sure whether Seal knew she would be talking with him that morning instead of Gundersen’s ex-wife.


And, The ex-wife testifies - and Under cross examination by Gundersen's attorney Russell Clanton, Gundersen's ex-wife testified that she had spoken with her family law case attorney, Gallegos' wife Joan Gallegos, and that Joan Gallegos told her Paul Gallegos would consider prosecuting Gundersen for raping her if there was sufficient evidence.

Gundersen's ex-wife said she had no plan to use Seal to aid her in the family law case, but that she has been awarded full custody of her two children since Gundersen's Feb. 8 arrest....


Who do you believe?

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like Joan may have some “splaining to do.” Seems to me that her statements directly contradict what the TS and ER reported that Margaret Gundersen’s and her boss said. Can’t imagine why that would be can you? Every time I read any of this in the paper, I get sick to my stomach. I am sure other people in other counties are laughing about this, but it is just sickening that there is no longer any honesty or justice in our DA’s office any longer.

Anonymous said...

Was Joan able to maintin a straight face?

I don't believe that PVG and his wife never discussed this issue before Gunderson's arrest.

Maybe today's testimony, whomever it is, will shed some light on this issue with Seal and Patton? and Seal, Patton, Gunderson, and Clanton. As the saying goes "you couldn't make this stuff up".

It does seem that the Blue lake police department became a joke under Gunderson and his girlfriend later wife. Neither Gunderson or Seal sould be cops but umpteen counts of rape and kidnapping and whatever. I don't see it with what has come out in court so far. Justice for all? I don't see that in Humboldt County either. What a joke.

Rose said...

Added to the post above, pulled from previous articles in this ongoing trial - Previous testimony - July 30 - By the time Jan. 28 rolled around, Doe 1 wrote she wanted a separation with Gundersen.

On that day, Doe 1 wrote that Gundersen’s ex-wife told her she could use Paul Gallegos’ willingness to prosecute Gundersen for allegedly raping her in the past as a way to get rid of Gundersen — this after Joan Gallegos allegedly talked with him about it.

“I believe this was a conspiracy between (Paul Gallegos), his wife and (Gundersen’s ex-wife) in an attempt for (Gundersen’s ex-wife) to gain full custody of the kids,” she wrote. “Her plan worked.”...

Joan Gallegos issued a denial.


In other coverage:...”(Gundersen's ex-wife) told me that Joan told her she had discussed the rape with her husband Paul and that he would be willing to prosecute Dave for rape if she wanted,” Jane Doe 1 writes. “(Gundersen's ex-wife), knowing that I wanted a separation from Dave due to our own marital problems, told me that we could use the fact that the (district attorney) was willing to press charges on Dave to get him to leave the county. (Gundersen's ex-wife) and I spoke many times this same day because I was not OK with her blackmailing him.”...

Then there's this: ......During cross examination, (Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Lt. Dave) Morey testified that Gundersen's ex-wife and Seal planned to have the ex-wife hold onto the computer hard drive to turn over to her divorce attorney, Gallegos' wife Joan Gallegos, for possible future use. Morey denied that he had any plan for the photos.

”I'm not going to admit to that plan because it's not my plan,” Morey said. “That's the plan (they) told me about.”

Morey testified that he did not feel that he or other investigators had coerced or brow-beaten Seal into making statements of any kind....


And this: Gundersen’s attorney, Russell Clanton, questioned Morey about a report he filed that talked about a plan where Gundersen’s ex-wife would find the photographs on the hard drive and give them to her attorney, at the time Joan Gallegos, for her custody fight with Gundersen.

A times the exchanges between the two grew heated as Clanton asked why he placed it in the report.

“That’s not my plan. That was her plan,” Morey testified. “I’m not going to admit I’m a part of this plan, because I’m not.”

Further testimony revealed that Gundersen’s ex-wife arranged Seal’s meeting with Morey, and even stood in the doorway when Seal first talked with him.

Morey couldn’t say for sure whether Seal knew she would be talking with him that morning instead of Gundersen’s ex-wife.


And, The ex-wife testifies - and Under cross examination by Gundersen's attorney Russell Clanton, Gundersen's ex-wife testified that she had spoken with her family law case attorney, Gallegos' wife Joan Gallegos, and that Joan Gallegos told her Paul Gallegos would consider prosecuting Gundersen for raping her if there was sufficient evidence.

Gundersen's ex-wife said she had no plan to use Seal to aid her in the family law case, but that she has been awarded full custody of her two children since Gundersen's Feb. 8 arrest....


Who do you believe?

Anonymous said...

Well, PVG can be glad Clanton hasnt
got what it takes to stitch all this together. Too bad for Gunderson he could not get Glenn Brown, Mike Eannarino, or Blair Angus.
Your immunized witness recants? Ouch.
Your cops lied? Darn?
But having your best buddy
as the defense?

Priceless.

Anonymous said...

too true 2:25pm

What about the other lying? Either Joan or the ex-wife is also lying.

What a mess !!!!!!