By US~Observer Staff
Cimarron County, Oklahoma – Despite efforts on the part of Oklahoma state officials, working with corrupt Oklahoma judges and attorneys to steal the Cimarron River Ranch in Cimarron County, Oklahoma and bury James Parker at the hands of the IRS; Parker was acquitted on all charges June 21, 2012, at federal court in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Oklahoman newspaper reported on June 23, 2012, that despite efforts of Keith Kuhlman, past director of real estate management for the Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) testifying for the government against Parker, as did other local ranchers, the government was ruled by a federal judge to have no case and all charges were dismissed against Parker and cannot be re-tried. Keith Kuhlman caused all the problems for Cimarron River Ranch; Kuhlman is now assistant to the secretary.
Parker said the problems started when personnel at the CLO in Oklahoma pushed for an IRS investigation into Parker’s affairs and when a private investigator was hired to gather information on Parker, which was then taken to the IRS. Keith Kuhlman also provided extensive interviews with the IRS detailing the elder Parker’s business in Oklahoma as well as details of Cimarron River Ranch’s operation.
Litigation has existed between Cimarron River Ranch, owned by Parker’s son Samuel Parker, and the Commissioners of the Land Office since 2007, when Cimarron River Ranch sued the Commissioners of the Land Office. Attorneys for the CLO arguing against Cimarron River Ranch in open court stated, “It is our intention to run these people out of Cimarron County” and it is amazing to see the length the state of Oklahoma and its officials have gone to in their attempts to run the Parker’s out and strip them of their property.
The CLO seized Cimarron River Ranch and sold it at auction in spring 2010, to Oklahoma City Attorney Reggie Whitten, who worked closely with the CLO to obtain the ranch, even though he did not pay the money to close at the time of purchase. After Cimarron River Ranch overturned the CLO judgment in 2010, the CLO persisted in their efforts to help Whitten get title to the ranch and a sheriff’s deed was issued to Whitten in 2011, one and one half years after the judgment was overturned – After Whitten had been sued by Cimarron River Ranch for trespassing and creating damages to Cimarron River Ranch’s property in 2011.
Clearly, the CLO was counting on the IRS to do away with the elder Parker for many years so he could not be of assistance to his son Samuel in his fight to keep his ranch and expose the corruption and collusion in the Oklahoma good old boy system – but just the opposite has happened.
Parker stated to the Oklahoman paper, now that the tax issue has been thrown out of court, he intends to get the stolen ranch back for his son, the rightful owner. The corrupted case wherein the Sheriff’s deed was issued by Cimarron County Judge Ronald Kincannon was appealed to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court in early 2012. Kincannon granted ownership to Whitten with a Sheriff’s deed in 2012, on the old 2010, overturned judgment, which was no longer a collectable judgment, after being overturned in 2010.
The Parker’s also stated Cimarron River Ranch intends to take the CLO to jury trial in Oklahoma county later this year so a jury can have a full view of their corrupt state government at work. Parker said their actions will not play well before a jury at all – it is a suit they cannot win once their corruption is brought to the light of day. Parker said the Oklahoman newspaper and the US Observer plan to closely cover the trial.
When interviewing Sam Parker of CRR he said his entire family is disgusted and angry with the manner in which the state of Oklahoma has dealt with them deceitfully on every issue and sought not only to run them off as they say, and steal their ranch, but destroy the family at the hands of the IRS.
Cimarron River Ranch is currently pressing three active lawsuits against the CLO and the state of Oklahoma.
Cimarron River Ranch also has an active lawsuit against the Phillips Murray Law Firm of Oklahoma City for engorgement and fraud in their previous representation of Cimarron River Ranch regarding their alleged overbilling of fees – over 400% of that initially quoted by then counsel Justin Givens and Robert Sheets. It has been reported that the Phillips Murrah Firm has minimum billing quotas for each of their attorneys and much higher billing quotas apply to any attorney wishing to become a partner. This helps us understand why Mr. Givens allegedly billed over 400% of what he quoted to Cimarron River Ranch for his services; he apparently wanted to be made a partner at the expense of Cimarron River Ranch.
CRR has determined to hold the CLO and the state of Oklahoma responsible for the pain, suffering, financial losses and attempts to destroy their good name.
Cimarron River Ranch has told this reporter a Federal civil rights lawsuit is now being prepared against the state of Oklahoma and the CLO which will include a count of conspiracy involving all persons, judges, attorneys and state officials who acted in collusion in their botched attempt at conversion of real property – the Cimarron River Ranch.
Editor’s Note: The Parker family has certainly proven themselves to be people who do not back away from a fight when they know they are in the right. This is one story that will be followed closely to its promised devastating conclusion for Oklahoma government. If you have any information on the Parker/Cimarron River Ranch case please contact Edward Snook at 541-474-7885 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.