- The Tax Crisis - 1997 and ongoing
- The Divorce
- The Time Line
- Supplemental Declaration – Exhibits as used in legal actions
- Morgan - Barteaux - Gell
- Franklins, Craig, Scott et al.
- Green Hills Software, Inc.
- The NeoCons
- Koch Documents
- Hughes - Durland & Cohort
- Rayelan and Rumor Mill News
- Rayelan Allan and RMN
- Other Co-Conspirators
Friday, December 28, 2012
Exhibit 59 - Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 51, true and exact copies of the original in my possession of “Exhibit 59 - Declaration by Doug Greene, 1999,” a true and exact copy of the original in my possession, these facts are referenced herein as though set forth in full.
Declaration by Doug Greene
My name is Douglas Greene, and I have known the Pillsbury-Foster-Franklin family since 1991. By profession I am a political consultant. I am now setting up a software company in New York.
In early October of this year Morgan Pillsbury called me and relayed the following stories.
She told me that Melinda, her mother, had encouraged both of her sons to have sexual intercourse with a young woman she brought into the house. Morgan said her name was Tiffany in a subsequent conversation.
Morgan further told me that she had had both her mother and a former boy friend, Eugene Volokh, thrown out of the Libertarian Party. I assume she meant in California. She said she did this because they were both weird.
Morgan then told me she was working as a Libertarian volunteer under Michael Emerling, who is the head of the Libertarian Party.
She told me that Melinda had accused her of stealing jewelry, leaving a message to that effect on Morgan’s answering machine.
I did not believe her. I know that Michael Emerling Cloud is not the head of any Libertarian organization. I have had dealings with Melinda and know her to be reliable. I would not doubt her word.
I know that Morgan has lied to me in the past and believe she was lying to me about these assertions.
Morgan mentioned that she is trying to avoid service of a supoena for a deposition from Melinda.
Exhibit 58 - Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 51, true and exact copies of the original in my possession of “Exhibit 58 - House Inventory for property division, June 5, 1999 ,” a true and exact copy of the original in my possession, these facts are referenced herein as though set forth in full.
Note: Amendment to original inventory: June 5, 1999
Items Melinda wants are indicated by bold print. Total value on last page.
Family Room &Family Room Closet
C=Community Property W=Wife’s H=Husband’s o=other resident N=Non-profit
Items that Craig took or may have caused to have taken from house before separation
C CD Collection of 500 cds. Craig took with him. I do not know where they are now. $20,000
C Guitar - Martin, good quality, $1,500
C 2 sony sound systems - $1,000
C Books - $800
C New top quality suit case - $450.00
These items were removed by either Craig or Morgan. I have filed a Police Report (Case No. 98-19046) Prudential claim filed: Claim No. 34S1571018035.
W Platinum and diamond wedding and engagement rings - MPF, belonged to
W Melinda’s mother- $12,000 (taken by Craig or Morgan, access probably provided by Craig)
W Baby clothes - $500
W Baby Book - $300
W Correspondence - $600
Closet in Dawn’s Bedroom
C Small refrigerator - bought used. $10.00
C Fan - used $10.00 (broken)
W Sewing supplies - MPF Purchased prior to 1984
C 1 box assorted ribbon - $10.00 (used up)
W 49 used patterns - MPF Purchased prior to 1984
C 23 used patterns - $10.00 (disposed of)
C 10 spools of thread, used - $4.00 (used up)
W Yarn - MPF ‘69 - ‘85
W Small table, MPF Melinda used as a child
O Clothing - Dawn
O Coat hangers - Ayn
O Clothing in drawers, Dawn and Ayn
W five heaters, acquired since separation
W Cardboard storage unit - MPF Purchased prior to 1984
C Plastic Laundry baskets 2 @ $.59 each Pic & Save (given away)
C 3 flowered cardboard storage chests @ $15.99 now worth $5.00 for all
O Dawn’s sewing machine - Dawn
O Cabinet - Dawn, moved down from SLO
O bedside table and lamp - Ayn, from Bombay Company
N Two book cases - donated to Foundations
W 2 sets of drawers and bookcase tops - MPF acquired from father, 1989
W Day bed- MPF acquired from father, 1989
W Small gateleg table - MPF acquired by purchase 1971
C Credenza - acquired 1995 - $400.00
C Melinda’s Sewing Machine acquired in 1987 - $100.00
C Love seat acquired in 1987 - $30.00
C Set of 3 tables from IKEA - $60.00
C Sewing Machine Chair, recovered by Melinda from garage sale - $10.00
C 3 pictures - $4.50 each from Pic & Save worth $2.00 for all
C Ironing Board with cover - $9.00 used
O Clothing in Drawers - Dawn
W 5 photos - Melinda’s from father
W Framed print - free, leftover from garage sale for BPW
C Small green rug - Pic & Save $5.00
O Videos - Dawn’s
O Tapes - Dawn’s
O Television - Dawn’s
O Stereo - Dawn’s
O Chair - from garage sale, Dawn’s
W Poetry books - MPF. purchased prior to 1985
O Dawn’s Books
O Ayn’s books
C Community Books - $100.00
14 boxes of fabric
O 7 Dawn’s
W 4 MPF Purchased prior to 1984
C 3 boxes of fabric - $75.00 (used up 1998 - 1999)
C 1 box glue and paints - $5.00
C 1 box greeting cards - $5.00
C 1 box balloons - $5.00
C 1 box feathers, badges & craft ribbon - $3.00
C 1 box children’s stickers - $2.00
C/W 1 box ribbons, fans, flowers, and special event supplies - $10.00 (oops, at least half was acquired before marriage.) $2.50
C 1 box plasticware - $5.00 (used up)
W 1 box wrapping paper - pretty old, not worth anything
C 14 stuffed animals to give as gifts - $14.00 Purchased from Oriental Trading Co. & Pic & Save (given away 1998)
C 2 angel-shaped candles - $.99 each, Pic & Save (burned)
W 1 red holly-scented candle - Acquired since Separation
W 4 ornate “joy” candles - Acquired since Separation
W 5 sets of pine cone candles, purchased since separation
C 2 angel-covered photo albums - $1.00 each (given away)
W 1 box napkins - $5.00 Acquired since Separation (used up)
C 1 box boxes - nothing (Craig can have half of them)
W 1 box hot drink cups (used) Acquired since Separation
W 1 box cold drink cups - (used) Acquired since Separation
W 1 package white doilies -Acquired since Separation
C/W 3 clear plastic ladles $.67 each (Craig can have one) $.40
C pile of used plastic picnic plates - nothing (Craig can have them)
C 1 life-size plastic skeleton - cost $7.50 at Pic’n’Save, used worth $3.00
C 5 rolls partially used plastic table covering in various colors - $6.00(used up)
O Children’s toys - Belong to kids
C 3 boxes of small toys for grandchildren - $25.00
C Boxes and bags of fake flowers, used - $10.00
C/W Boxes of family photos - no value, Craig can have copies of all from marriage on June 21, 87 to January 23, 1998, at his cost. No earlier pictures available to him.
W Box of mementos from Melinda’s Father - MPF
W Orotones Gift to Melinda from Father and Anne Gripp (see inventory)
C Sheets, pillow cases blankets - $60.00 (now worth $30.00)
W Sheets, pillow cases, blankets, quilt, acquired before 1985
O Kid’s linens, mostly acquired before marriage
C 2 pillows, Pic & Save - $2.50 each new, used $1.00
W Vases - Mostly acquired before marriage
C five acquired since, plastic, $5.00
C/W Dishes, correlle, 1/2 acquired before marriage, worth $35.00
C Glasses, $9.00
W Tupperware, acquired before marriage
W KitchenAide Mixer, gift
W Toaster, acquired since separation
W Coffee maker
W Knife set, to balance traffic tickets. $1,000
C/W Cooking ware, $50.00
W Kitchen implements, before marriage & gifts
C Washer & Dryer $400 set (now worth $250.00)
C Refrigerator, has needed repairs recently. $200
W Set bowls, first marriage
W Fondue pot, first marriage
W Antique dishes, gifts & acquisitions before marriage
W Hot pad, gift from Arthur, made in scouts
C Bread Box, $5.00
W Electric kettle, gift
W Rice maker, after separation
W Hot water pot, after separation
W serving pieces, gifts and before marriage
W Tea pots, gifts & before marrige
W Food, spices, cleaning supplies
O Wine, Dawn is making the stuff.
C 2 tables, one chair, $50
C 1 unbrella, $30
W 1 unbrella, acquired after separation
W 1 marble topped table, had since 1971
W 2 chairs, since 1971, matching
C Planters, Pic & Save, $4.00
W Table & chairs - MPF acquired 1983
W Buffet - MPF acquired 1985
W 2 matching buffets with bookcase tops - MPF acquired from father, 1989
W White painted buffet, bookcase - MPF acquired 1959
W Linen chest - acquired from parents, 1989
W Linens - from mother, three nice lace table cloths
W Three table cloths bought since separtion
W Three table cloths, bought at used store - $20.00
W 2 Table cloths, gifts from Craig on Honeymoon with napkins
C set of 6 lace table clothes from Domestications. Purchased for $9.99 each. Very worn. Estimate worth at $3.00 each - $30.00
C Set of 6 pink table clothes from Domestications, newer, Craig can have these.
C cloth napkins 60% acquired before marriage, 40% afterwards, worth $20.00
W Tea cloths
C 30 twisted stem wine glasses - Domestications purchased for $1.00 each new, worth $10.00 for all
W 9 4-faceted stem wine glasses
W 8 plain champagne flutes
C 2 African violets - $.99 each at Vons (died)
C 3 wooden trivets - $5.00 each (One scorched $7.50)
W 1 stuffed frog - was a gift for Craig, didn’t have a chance to give it to him.
C 1 stack brown lunch bags - Vons- $.50 (Used up)
C 1 can Sterno fondue fuel - $.30 (used up)
W 2 broken tea cups - need fixing, cost nothing
C 1 box table decorations
C 1 white mini broom and dustpan set - Vons spring round up $.99
W 1 drawer dish towels - some acquired from 1976 on.
C 3 small cobalt blue bowls with gold rims - Ross for Less, $3.00 (broke)
C 1 large cobalt blue plate with gold rim - Ross for Less, $4.00 (given away)
C 1 large cobalt blue bowl with gold rim - Ross for Less, $6.00
C 2 copper candle holders - garage sale, $3.00 for pair
W 38 white candles - $.25 ea. Pic & Save, acquired after separation
W 11 red candles - $.39 ea. Pic & Save, acquired after separation
O 2 partially burned black candles Pic & Save
C 2 white ghost Halloween novelty candles Pic & Save $.39
W 2 golden candles - gift to Melinda from Christmas last year
C 2 orange Halloween novelty candles - $.88
C 4 green candles $.25 ea. (used up)
C 1 partially full box Hannukah candles - Vons $1.00 (gone)
W 1 silver wine bucket - wedding gift - sent to Craig, he left in garage
C 2 aluminum platters - $2.00 each from Pic & Save - $4.00
C 1 aluminum wire fruit bowl - Pic & Save, $2.00
C 1 aluminum bowl - garage sale, $6.00
C 2 pair silver tongs - garage sale, $5.00
C 3 large silver ladles - purchased from William-Sonoma, $7.00 each
W 2 silver and gold serving spoons - Garage sale, $2.00
C 1 blue crennelated glass dish - IKEA, $4.00
C 2 large Revereware Jefferson cups, gift from Craig
2 engraved “INTEL” and “USC University Hospital Richard K. Eamer Medical Plaza May 16, 1991” - gift from Craig’s father, obviously very valuable. Collector’s Items $20.00
C 6 chicken shaped glass egg cups - Domestications, $5.00
W 6 small Revereware cups - gift from Craig
W 1 vanilla orchid - Purchased from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate for $35.00 Craig can have this, too for only $35.00 (died)
W Various glassware, MPF Melinda’s, from Mother
W Two punch bowls, with matching cups, one from Melinda’s mother, the second from Melinda’s second wedding.
W China tea set, Melinda’s birthday present, 1991
W Buffet - birthday gift from parents, 1974
O Piano - gift to children from Craig Franklin, 1985
W Framed pictures of family - acquired at various times, Melinda’s (Wedding pictures have been properly disposed of)
W Framed sampler - MPF heirloom gift to Melinda, acquired from father in 1989
C Flowered Pink couch IKEA, as is, ($100.00 damaged)
C Flowered Pink loveseat - IKEA, as is, ($70.00 (damaged)
C 1 dining room table - purchased from previous owner of house $400
C 6 chairs (yellow velveteen seats) - with table
C 1 upholstered white leather chair - $50.00
W Pillows, acquired before marrige and recovered
C 1 small round table, simulated cherry finish - Bombay Company with daughter discount $25.00
C 1 painting, orange cat and books with frame - Bombay Co. Ayn discount, $20.00
C 1 folding leaf table - Purchased used for $75.00
C 1 oval coffee table - Bombay Co., Ayn discount, $80.00
C 1 fireplace screen - $50.00
C 3 wicker chairs - IKEA as-is room, $19.00 each in 1994, used $30.00 all
C 1 green ceramic urn with lid - Pic & Save, $15.00
C 1 white ceramic wall plant stand - Ross for Less, $5.00
C 1 large Golden Porthos - gift from Dolores and Dee when we moved in.
C 1 small round rug - Pic & Save, $19.00, worth $5.00
C 9 small African violets - $.99 each at Vons (two died) $3.00
C 1 blue ship-shaped bottle with cork - Rummage give away at meeting
C 2 molded glass tall candle holders - Wedding gift from Bergland & Ayres $30.00
W Plant in white container, gift from Edi to Melinda in 1982
C 2 white candles - $.25 each, Pic & Save
O small wooden table - Bombay Co., Ayn Discount and damaged
C 1 set fireplace utensils - $40 from closing store
C 16 settings flatware (hammered finish handles) Bought at Robinsons in 1996 - $200
C 16 (minus) settings flatware bought at Oneida store in Solvang in 1996 Missing spoons & forks, replaced after separation $60.00
C 1 aluminum toast rack - garage sale, $1.00
C Electric Wok - gift from the Clarks $10.00
C Fake Ficus - came with house. Maybe Craig want’s it?
C Sterling Silver - gifts to the two of us with exception of one spoon, gift by me to Craig in 1984. Value $2,000
O Cat scratching post - Dawn’s
W Silver Tea Set, Melinda bought for $125.00 at garage sale. Craig’s birthday gift to her for several years.
W Cherrywood bed - acquired in 1972
W Cherrywood dresser - acquired in 1972
C Bedclothes - well worn, $25.00
C Melinda’s nightgowns bought for Craig (Does he want them)
W Underwear, bras
W Jeans, pants
W Easy-care formals - MPF, Personal clothing
W Walnut side table - acquired in 1959, Melinda refinished several times
W Maple dresser with mirror - Melinda, acquired in 1962
W Clothing in drawers, Melinda’s (Won’t fit you, Craig)
W Secretary desk, heirloom, gift from father - 1989
W Stationary and heirloom items, gifts from mother
W Chair - 1985 MPF
W Book case - MPF gift from father, made by Uncle Ernie, 1989
W Items on book case - MPF gifts from mother
W Rocking chair - MPF gift from father, 1989
W Bow front dresser, MPF birthday gift, 1994
W In Dresser, vitamins, cosmetics, spare hairdryer, travel supplies MPF Personal, much of it acquired this year.
C large television set - $150
C Stereo - $75
C Bose tape player - $500
C 2 lamps on tables - $10.00 for pair (Domestications)
C 2 lamps on walls - in place with house
C Cherry filing cabinet - $70.00
C small rug - Oriental Trading Co. - $15.00
C 2 line phone - $30.00
C clock - $10.00 maybe. It’s pretty old and ugly. I actually hate the thing
O small lightwood drawers, Ayn, on loan to me, contains soap and other disposible items
C TV cabinet - I assembled, $10.00
W Marble heart on Melinda’s dresser, gift from Mother in 1967
W Carved wood box, gift from Craig I really liked, almost as much as the slippers.
W Tape of Craig performing at ‘91 convention in Chicago
W Jewelry box, gift from Ayn
W Jewelry - all Melinda’s separate property, all gifts
W 2 Engagement rings
W wedding rings (3)
W 15 pairs of earrings
W three gold necklesses
W One garnet (not ruby) bracelet - took it to jeweller. Not worth much.
W Swan brooch - was a gift from my adored husband.
W 2 fake gold rings
Closet, Master Bedroom
W Melinda’s clothing and shoes, Craig removed his long ago.
C Box of H. Ross CannonBall tapes, rare collector’s items - $5,000 (cost of production) I want 5 tapes)
W Melinda’s old jewelry box, gift from parents in 1958
Contents: Mementos MPF
W Jewelry box, gift from kids, 1980, I think.
C 2 Plastic clothes hamper, tops missing - $1.00
C 2 stackable white shelving units, Melinda assembled - $10.00 each new, used, $10.00 both
W Bath soaps - MPF
W Bubble bath - MPF
W 2 vases - MPF, Purchased prior to 1984
W 2 African violets in containers, acquired after separation
W Rabbit dish - MPF, gift
W Towels, pink and green, Purchased prior to 1984
W Basket with bath salts - MPF gave to Mother in 1974, got it back when she died.
C Rack under sink - $1.00
C Trash can under sink - $1.00
W Toilet paper, purchased since separation
W Sanitary supplies - MPF
W Plastic Travel bag - MPF
W Toiletries - MPF Purchases since separation
C Case Melinda uses, used $150.00
W Old suit case
W Old suit case
W old suitcase
W old suitcase
C Blue oriental rug - present from Larry and Mei worth $1,500?)
O 3 viewing tubes - belong to kids I guess. Not mine or Craig’s
W/C Fiction Library, including science fiction - mostly paperbacks (I had a large library before marriage. I estimate this collection to be 65% mine, 35% Craig’s Worth maybe $200
N Furniture - Donated to non-profits
N Non-fiction library donated to Non-profits
C Books, fiction (I had a large librry before marriage. I estimate this collection to be 65% mine, 35% Craig’s Worth maybe $500
Library room off Justin’s room
W Children’s books acquired before marriage (none purchased since)
W book case - MPF acquired from Father, 1972
O Desk - on loan from Morgan, I am going to sell it to paymyself back for her thefts, in part.
O Justin’s stuff, his property, trifle with it at your own risk
O I am not brave enough to venture within.
It isn’t worth much, and it is his, just ask him.
O Table and chairs, inherited from Jeff by Ed
O Bed, dresser, side table and stereo cabinet, gifts to Ed
O Filing cabinet, gift to Ed
O Clothing in closet - Ed’s , dresses stored there for Dawn
O Television - Ed’s, gift on birthday
O Stereo, he bought it several years ago.
O Computer, gift to Ed.
N Desks, computers, fax machine, filing cabinets, donated to non-profits
W Personal files
N Stationary supplies, paper, paper cutter, postal scale
C Plastic chairs - 10 worth $3.00 each, used
W Folding chairs, 10
W Small round table, Melinda’s in 1978
W The Thing - Melinda’s, from her father, 1972
C Two storage shelves in pine $10.00each
C one storage shelf, old bookcase - $5.00
W Ukranian Easter egg dyes and jars - should be replaced Does Craig want them?
W 13 bottles Noni juice
C Old filing cabinet - (has my cake pans in it and the kids diving gear)
Diving gear belongs to kids, cake pans I have had since the ‘70’s
O Three bikes, one for Justin Ed and Dawn, their property
O Ed’s motorcycles (1)
O Ed’s tools
O Justin’s tools
O Athletic equipment
Cat travelling boxes
C 2 community property - $10.00
O 2 belong to kids
O Cat feeder - belongs to cats
O Cat box - belongs to cats
O Purple boxes containing Ayn’s storage
O Boxes and bags with Dawn’s stuff
O Box with Kids costumes - Melinda made before marriage, belong to kids, anyway.
Hallway:, top of stairs
W Pictures, Melinda’s, from family (Craig’s went with him)
W Small table with drawer - MPF acquired in 1985
C Vase - from Pic & Save - $3.00
C Mirrored tray - $8.00
Exhibit 57 - Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 51, true and exact copies of the original in my possession of “Exhibit 57 - Checks written by Melinda from January 1, 1998 - January 23, 1998,” a true and exact copy of the original in my possession, these facts are referenced herein as though set forth in full.
Items paid for by Melinda between January 1, 1998 and January 23rd, date of separation at 11:35 pm.
7239 12/28/97 Barbara Moore - $110.00 Food in Hawaii
7239 12/28/97 Henry Venning - $280.00 - Kyaking for family
7246 1/3/98 Anaith Phillips - $350.00 - family massage, Melinda, Dawn & Ed
ATM - 1/3/98 cash, for food Hawaii
7242 1/1/98 Ayn Pillsbury - $100.00 reimbursed for cosmetics for Melinda
7246 1/3/98 Anuth Phillips - $350.00 - massage for Melinda and family.
7250 1/9/98 Chase Manhattan - $250.00 - Household items and gifts
7251 1/7/98 Cox Cable - $50.00 - Utility for household
7252 1/7/98 Orthopedic Surgical Group - $27.50 - Medical for Ed.
7254 1/7/98 Dr. Sandin - $17.86 - Ed, Medical
7255 1/7/98 Dr. Magneson - $127.45 - Ed, dental
7256 1/7/98 Pueblo Radiology Medical Group - $13.00 - Ed medical
7257 1/7/98 Pueblo Radiology Medical Group - $1,824.48 - Ed, medical
7258 1/7/98 RMS - $220.00 - gardener
7260 1/7/98 Editors & Publishers - $65.00 - subscription
7259 1/7/98 Orthopedic - $181.49 - Ed, Medical
7261 1/7/98 Wall St. Journal - $299.00 - subscription
7262 1/7/98 SUWS - $720 - Justin, educational evaluation
7263 1/7/98 City of Santa Barbara - $240 - Water and Power
7264 1/7/98 Dr. Jones - $340 - Ed, Medical
7265 1/8/98 Cat & Bird Clinic - $232 - vet bill
7266 1/8/98 Vons - $80.00 - groceries
7267 1/8/98 Citibank - $1,300 - Craig’s credit card
7268 1/8/98 News Press - $133.35 - subscription
7269 1/8/98 Vons - $45.00 - Groceries
7270 1/9/98 Dr. Marquart - $140.00 - therapy
7271 1/9/98 Party World - $57.82 - Ed’s birthday party (Craig attended)
7272 1/9/98 Trader Joe’s - $20.28 - Groceries
7273 1/9/98 AT&T cell phone - $325.00 - Melinda’s cell phone
7275 1/9/98 Roshannah - $115.00 - cleaning house
7276 1/9/98 Vons - $20.00 - groceries
7277 1/9/98 Martinizing - $38.38 - Craig’s drycleaning for Europe
7278 1/9/98 Anesthesia Association Med. Group - $780.80 - Ed, medical
7280 1/9/98 Air Touch Cellular - $101.63 - old cell phone
7281 1/10/98 AT&T - $700 - house phone bill
7283 1/11/98 American Express - $16,070.00 - Hawaiian Trip
7284 1/11/98 Ayn Pillsbury - $400 - Xmas present
7285 - 1/11/98 - Wells Fargo - $460.00 - Credit card
7287 - 1/11/98 - Northridge emergency - $80.80 - Ed, service used December 1st.
7286 - 1/11/98 - S.B. Pulmonary Critical Care - $460.00 - Ed, for service in November
7288 - 1/12/98 - Ben Ray - $178.00 - cabin repair for plumbing
7289 - 1/12/98 - American Spectator - $54.95 - subscription for Craig
7290 - 1/13/98 - American Express Corporate Card, ACP - $2200 - for non-profits
7291 - 1/13/98 - Dawn Pillsbury - $2,000 School tuition, spring term
7292 - Susan Lundgren - $130.00 - Yoga
7293 - 1/14/98 - Vons - $220 - groceries
7294 - 1/14/98 - Prudential Insurance - $939.00 - Household insurance
7295 - 1/14/98 - Robinson’s - $62.00 - towels
7298 - 1/15/98 - Rndolph Mayted - $50.00 - Ed, household care
7300 - 1/16/98 - Dr. Marquart - $140.00 - Justin therapy
7301 - 1/17/98 - Cathedral Oaks Club - $1,135.00 - Family membership, tennis $300 extra for Craig.
7302 - 1/17/98 - Pac Bell - $101.00 - cabin phone
7303 - 1/17/98 - GasCompany - $100.00 - Anacapa
7304 - 1/17/98 - Popular Science - $17.94 (2 years) - for Ed, Xmas present
7305 - 1/18/98 - Natural Wonders - $76.45 - Xmas gifts
7306 - 1/18/98 - Dennesia Guerrero - $90.00 - house cleaner
7307 - 1/18/98 - Mobile Oil - $70.00 - gasoline
7308 - 1/18/98 - Citibank - $50.00 - Melinda’s credit card
7309 - 1/19/98 - GTE - $200 - House phone
7310 - 1/19/98 - Penney’s - $20.00
7311 - 1/19/98 - Honda - $150.00 - Ayn’s car, graduation gift from last May
7313 - 1/21/98 - Susan Lundgren - $130.00 - Yoga
7314 - 1/21/98 - Vons - $100.00 - groceries
7315 - 1/21/98 - Dr. Marquart - $140.00 - Justin’s therapy
7316 - 1/21/98 - Long’s Drug Store - $76.29 - film development from Hawaii
7317 - 1/21/98 - First USA - $1,350.00 - Hawaii trip
7318 - 1/22/98 - Martinizing - $35.72 - Craig’s drycleaning from Europe
7319 - 1/22/98 - DAR - $36.00 - Melinda, lunch
7320 - 1/22/98 - Santa Barbara City College - $42.82 - Ed’s books for school
7321 - 1/22/98 - Dennesia Guerrero - $95.00 - house cleaning
7322 - 1/22/98 - Vons - $90.00 - Groceries to make Craig his special favorites
After 1/23/98 relating to Hawaii trip
7330 - 1/26/98 - American Express - $2,910.00 - Hawaii trip
Exhibit 56 - Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 51, true and exact copies of the original in my possession of “Exhibit 56 - Chronology for Tax activity - 1987 - 1997 ,” a true and exact copy of the original in my possession, these facts are referenced herein as though set forth in full.
Chronology for Tax activity
In addition to taxes withheld from paycheck
April 15 $2,989.00 IRS 86
April 15 $137.00 IRS 86
February 15 $2,297.00 SFTB 87 Tax withheld
August 8 $6,757.00 IRS 87
February 2 $803.19 SFTB 86
March 1 $803.17 SFTB 86
April 3 $1,155.33 SFTB 86
April 15 $1,869.00 IRS 88
May 1 $1,155.33 SFTB 86
June 14 $1,155.33 SFTB 86
November 27 $1,391.00 SFTB 89
November 15 $2,123.00 IRS 90
January 15 $1,570.00 IRS 90
February 28 $3,341.00 IRS 90
March 21 $5,211.00 IRS 90
March 21 $1,192.00 IRS 91
April 15 $6,038.00 IRS 91
August 9 $4,000.00 IRS 91
August 25 $1,628.00 IRS 91
September 5 $1,321.00 IRS 91
October 3 $1,393.00 IRS 91
October 18 $601.00 IRS 91
October 18 $2,059.20 IRS 92
November 14 $1,959.50 IRS 92
November 27 $278.00 SFTB - 87- Late filing penalty
November 27$13,608.00 IRS 87 - add. tax assessed by examination
November 27$23,915.00 IRS 88 - add. tax assessed by examination
November 27$16,698.65 IRS 88 - interest on add. tax
November 27 $3,088.00 SFTB - 89 - Late filing Penalty November 27$91,378.00 IRS 91 - add. tax assessed by examination
November 27 $2,349.69 IRS 91 - interest
November 29 $1,604.90 IRS 92
February 2 $878.00 IRS 93
March 3 $4,850.00 IRS 93
March 25 $2,806.00 IRS 93
April 2 $4,001.00 IRS 93
April 18 $3,795.00 IRS 93
July 6 LIEN SFTB - 89
September 6 $9,448.00 IRS 93
September 30 $1,395.62 IRS 88 - penalty for late payment
September 30 $2,693.45 IRS 88 - interest assessment
September 30 $1,521.08 IRS 89 - Penalty
September 30 $2,627.59 IRS 89 - Interest Assessment
September 30 $1,238.45 IRS - 87 - Interest
November 27 $88,069.00 IRS 89 - Additional assessed tax
November 27 $14,232.21 SFTB 89
November 27$104,352.00 IRS 90 Add. tax assessed by examination
November 27 $5,806.17 IRS 90 - interest
December 15 $834.30 IRS 88
December 15 $11,757.10 IRS 87 - Bill payment
February 10 $6,373.70 IRS 88
February 15 $1,067.98 IRS 88
February 15 $2,228.39 IRS 89
March 1 $697.00 IRS 89
March 1 $1,839.05 IRS 89
March 3 $1,839.00 IRS 89
March 24 $1,222.00 IRS 90
April 7 $154.00 IRS 90
April 7 $550.70 IRS 94
April 28 $3,979.00 IRS 94
Exhibit 55 - Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 51, true and exact copies of the original in my possession of “Exhibit 55 – Note to attorney regarding records needed, Will missing,” a true and exact copy of the original in my possession, these facts are referenced herein as though set forth in full.
Document originated January 25, 1999 for Attorney
Document originated January 25, 1999 for Attorney
Documents we need
A copy of Craig’s will which has mysteriously disappeared. This named all of the kids as his natural heirs.
Craig’s pay stubs from June 1997 - to present.
Exhibit 54 - Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 51, true and exact copies of the original in my possession of “Exhibit 54 – Notes on Dr. Franklin made by Pillsbury-Foster in 1998,” a true and exact copy of the original in my possession, these facts are referenced herein as though set forth in full.
Dr. Carl Franklin
Dr. Franklin, Craig’s father, is a vice-president emeritus of USC. He was also vice-president of the school of law. He has six earned degrees. He will tell you this after an acquaintanceship of approximately 30 seconds.
The Franklins had four children, three boys and a girl. Birth order was:
Craig, Sterling (ten months later), Larry, and Priscilla.
I did not have a good relationship with anyone in Craig’s family. They were very cold people. I will give you some background and then my own experiences.
I know from what Craig told me that all of the kids resented their parents behavior towards them.
Dr. & Mrs. Franklin were both obsessed with sex. They had both been virgins when their married and expected their children to do the same. They mentioned this in my hearing more than once.
Dr. Franklin tried to have Larry thrown out of Stanford’s combined MBA law program when he found out that Larry had had sex with his girl friend. He had graduated from Stanford the year previous.
Dr. Franklin refused to attend Craig’s first wedding because Craig married a fat Jewish divorcee. He objected on all counts. They refused to let any of Craig’s siblings attend, either. Craig was then working at MIT as a mathematician. He had graduated from Stanford in 3 1/2 years and moved as far away as possible from his parents.
He had moved home briefly after graduation and moved because his father hit him. He was practicing playing the piano when this occurred.
When Scott, their son, was born, Dr. & Mrs. Franklin debated whether or not to recognize his existence. They decided to do so. Marginally.
When Larry married a Chinese girl after they both graduated from the Stanford MBA program Dr. Franklin again threatened to boycott the wedding. This time Mrs. Franklin insisted on going, however, and Dr. Franklin went with her, glowering at everyone and making racist jokes.
Since then Mai, has managed to develop a relationship with Dr. Franklin. Mrs. Franklin died in the early 1990’s. I think it was 1990. I know the date. April 1. We thought it was a joke at first.
Larry puts together large international funding for projects, such as the building of dams. His wife’s family is very wealthy. Larry and Mai were the two people in the family I liked.
The second brother, Sterling, is an incompetent attorney who graduated from Loyola. He has never married. I suspect he gambles and has other strange habits. Craig could never stand him.
The sister’s name is Priscilla and she married a Lew Overton in 1984 or 5. She is a hospital administrator. Craig has evidently made up with her now.
Melinda’s Experience with the Franklins.
They never liked me. But I don’t think they really like any of their children, either. Of course they disapproved of the fact Craig and I were not married when Justin was born. He must of known that would happen. I felt like he was using me as a way to get back at them in some sense. They did ugly things.
They invited Craig and myself to spend Mother’s Day with them. But my children were not invited. I declined. Craig was angry, he wanted me to go with him.
Scott came out for Xmas and I arranged to take all the kids up to see my parents. When I told them Scott would be with us they asked about him, though they had never met him, and made sure there were presents waiting for him to open. The same year we took presents to Craig’s parents. They gave Scott a check for $200. Craig a check for $200. Justin a check for $20; And me a box of candy with a tag inside wishing the Franklins a lovely Christmas. The candy was moldy, and obviously left mostly untouched since at least the year before. It was too old to eat. They gave my kids nothing, not even civil behavior. I gritted my teeth and was polite.
They came to the wedding but refused to come to the rehearsal dinner. Larry was there and insisted on pouring wine for our Muslim friend who was to perform the ceremony.
Our relations were always strained.
I saw them very seldom and preferred it that way. Craig would walk out when they visited and go lay down on our bed. The awkwardness of being left to entertain them alone was only one of the downsides. He generally read while we visited at their house.
Now, something else that reveals their family values.
About three years ago Priscilla finally told her father that Larry, the closest to her in age, had molested her when they were kids. She would have been around twelve when this happened. Her father refused to believe her. Larry confessed some part of the truth to Craig, who had decided to believe Priscilla because I heard her story and recognized that it fit the pattern of abuse followed by attempts to dissuade the victim from complaining, calling her veracity into question on all possible occasions. I can’t stand Priscilla, but I told Craig I believed her and why.
Dr. Franklin did not want any unpleasantness to mar his golden years so Priscilla was to shut up. They may have made up now. But the truth did not interest Dr. Franklin. It also demonstrates their attitudes about sex and secretiveness.
Priscilla married when she was in her thirties. She has no children of her own.
He knew that O.J. Simpson was not receiving an education, knew that O.J.’s then wife was holding a job she was incapable of doing, and participated with his
Exhibit 53 - Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 51, true and exact copies of the original in my possession of “Exhibit 53 –Letter to Scott Franklin, Dated July 5, 1998,” a true and exact copy of the original in my possession, these facts are referenced herein as though set forth in full.
July 5, 1998
First, thank you for doing the right thing and returning the money. Now I am going to discuss the content of your letter.
You attacked Morgan. This is a simple fact. You, no one else, threatened her life and the lives of the other children. I am not sorry that I refused to allow you to live with us any longer. It was incumbent on me, as a responsible adult, to protect all of the children under my care, including you.
I am sorry that the breech between us occured. But I do not see how I could have prevented that. In retrospect you were not the source of the problem. Craig was. From the beginning he refused to back me up as your step-parent. This led to a steadily deteriorating situation in which I was unable to maintain discipline and guarantee the safety of those who lived there.
Craig was a terrible example of how to live without violence, as you well know. He was a terrible example of how to live together in any way. You, as any teenager would have, took advantage of the situation and appealed to Craig whenever you didn’t like my decisions. But he was not the one raising the family. I was. He was hardly there. When he was home he secreted himself in his bedroom, a pattern you were long familiar with.
Think about your relationship with Craig then and earlier. You wanted him to love you. He had told you for years that your mother was keeping the two of you from being together. But it wasn’t true, was it? Do you think that Craig loves you better now?
You went from a situation with us where you were not getting enough discipline or individual attention to a situation where you were. You began living with your Aunt Priscilla. It was a good change for you. It enabled you to graduate high school and begin college. I know that it hurt feeling rejected. Of course it did. And if I had been able to trust Craig’s judgment it would not have been necessary. But I had learned that trusting Craig’s judgment was impossible.
You were not put up in a motel to ensure your safety. This was made necessary by your violent behavior. You do recall that you and Craig were the only ones who were ever violent, don’t you? Our fear was for the safety of others, not your safety. That violent behavior did not start with your attack on Morgan. You will remember you also had been violent towards your own mother, hence, your change of residence to Burnet. You brought your problems with you.
Remember the events of that spring. You hurt Dawn by throwing her cat at her in the pool. That was an act that could have caused her more serious injuries than the rather bad scratches she sustained. The cat could have scratched her eyes. Throwing the cat was an act of animal abuse. I am sure, when you recall what you did, you are ashamed.
Do you remember why you were living in the garage? Edi offered to share his room with you and you bullied and physically abused him. Craig would have let you get away with it, even given you Edi’s room. Do you think I regret putting my foot down and refusing to allow that to happen? I don’t.
Frankly, I do not know what I could have done differently that would have been responsible. I am sorry that your feelings were hurt. But imagine the consequences if I had allowed you to remain and you had harmed one of the children badly enough to require hospitalization, or even killed one of them? I had to accept that as a possibility. That would have had life-wrenching consequences for you as well as the rest of us.
Imagine what would have happened if you had succeeded in strangling Morgan. You would have been incarcerated, perhaps treated, but certainly involved in the justice system for all of the remaining years of your childhood and a good part of your adulthood. It would have tainted your life. And I would never have been able to forgive you. How would you have felt about yourself?
I am glad I did not allow you to stay with us. I am sorry for your pain.
Now I will go over the rest of your letter.
You could not trust me? What a pathetic and self-justifying statement. I kicked you out. I did it openly. I did not mandate a trial; Craig did. The kids all felt, and feel, that your behavior was unacceptable. Since I wasn’t there for the events, I accepted the accounts that were relayed to me. There was no sustantial disagreement as to the facts. I’m not devious. I never have been. You and Craig have been devious, not me.
You said in our previous, last, converation, that if I needed money I could sell the jewelry that Craig gave me. The subject came up over my need for money to pay Ed’s medical bills. I want you to remember that conversation. I want you to remember the previous conversations in which you elicited from me, through careful manipulation and selective slams against myself, which you credited to both Craig and Michael Emerling Cloud, the comments about Craig which you now attempt to characterize as hurtful to you. Did you think I would feel charitable towards either of them when you told me that they wanted to see me become a bag lady?
I wonder how such comments, aimed at yourself, would have made you feel. I wonder what you would have said to a ‘trusted’ confidante in those circumstances.
Did I say uncomplimentary things about Craig? Hell yes, he had just left me, abused my trust, broken every promise he had made to me. He had caused me to have a heart attack, lied about filing his taxes for ten years, abandoned me to clean up his mess and then tried to steal the money he promised me as partial restitution. I was and am angry. But I am justifiably angry. My trust has been violated. You have no such objectively appropriate reason for anger. You offered yourself as a friend and confidant. What did you expect me to say?
Take the log out of your eye, Christian.
If I had known in 1986 that Craig would not file his taxes I would have made very different decisions. I would not have married him. I would not have allowed him to use my money to buy the house on Burnet that he wanted. I would never have lived with him. I would never have trusted him with everything that was most precious to me in life. And you would never have lived with me and my children. And consequently you would be looking at a very different reality.
Don’t think for a moment that Craig would therefore be wealthy. He would, as he well knows, still be a high-tech hobo, disabled emotionally from benefiting from his own brilliance.
As you know, Justin doesn’t want to have anything to do with Craig. That is his own decision, one which I was reluctant to let him make but which, after long consideration and consultation with his therapist, I have agreed to. Justin’s therapist thinks that, no matter how important the father/son relationship is, that Craig is so toxic that Justin is better off without him. I agree.
Craig, through his attorney, went into court and refused to acknowledege that Justin was his son. Justin, as you well know, has refused to have contact with you as well. I am sure that Justin has told you about Craig’s abusive behavior. Justin was publically battered, manipulated and coerced. He has chosen to end his relationship with Craig - and you - because of Craig’s abuse and your behavior towards him and me. Why have you not expressed concern for Justin and what he is going through now - at a younger age than you were when you had to leave Burnet? It is curious that you are more wroth about events in the distant past than you are over Craig’s recent abuse of either Justin or myself. If you are a caring person, how can that be?
To try to justify your behavior, deceiving me, defrauding me, and abusing my trust, by citing things that happened ten years ago is sadly pathetic.
Do you think that you have lived your life with truth, honesty, integrity or anything approaching those values? You have not. I’ll share something with you. I have. I know how difficult that is. I have made mistakes, done things I regret. I acknowledge them and try to make amends. But I will be glad to present my life’s record of what I have done, and why I did it to God when I die. I live my life, every day, in the knowledge that there are only two people whose opinion ultimately matters. Myself and God.
I have done nothing for which I need to be forgiven. You have. When we resumed our relationship several years ago you were an adult. No one coerced you into signing anything. You volunteered that you felt that you had acted inappropriately in 1989. I never would have asked you to make such statements. I was willing to let the past bury itself and begin our relationship anew. And I was very willing to have a relationship with you. We had some wonderful, warm conversations, if you allow yourself to remember them now.
We began anew. I extended you trust, and then, God help me, love. I listened to you, tried to help you with your endeavors. I made sure that we kept our financial committments to you throughout the period of the tax crisis.
Your response to that was a complete violation of trust. That was your choice. I hope that, in the future, you learn that carrying that kind of baggage and acting on such vile motivations is more than just wrong. It was a moral atrocity. I hope that the relationship you can have with Craig, ethical and emotional cripple that he is, will be worth what you have paid for it.
You could always have trusted me, you know. You can still trust me. I never lied to you. I never will. The truth is what we owe even those who make themselves our enemies. I have learned my lesson about trusting you, though, and will not make the same mistake again.
You ended this relationship. I can’t be sure why you wrote that letter, but I suspect that your conscience and Kathy were both in play. If so, I will try to ignore the obvious self-justifications in your letter and hear what you did not say, until you are willing to say it out loud. I think, at some level, you know how wrongly you have acted and are sorry. Maybe, maybe not. But I can hope that you are capable of enough introspection to begin what I know will be a long and painful process. Good luck.