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Voter fraud alleged in pro-dirty cop Bright, Gadison, McCollough’s recall acts

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Defeated ex-Ward 2 councilwoman Gadison is alleged to have circulated recall petitions under Bright's name and got McCollough to notarize that Bright signed affidavit

CLEVELAND, OH – East Cleveland resident Kelly Bright doesn’t like Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy’s first year campaign to have 24 organized criminals operating without valid Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credentials investigated by the FBI for violating citizen rights “under the color of law.”  Bright in her affidavit thinks dirty East Cleveland cops like chief of police Scott Gardner, who has been twice convicted on felonies he pleaded down to misdemeanors in two counties, are being “defamed” by Gowdy. 

Heather McCollough is an assistant prosecuting attorney for the city of East Cleveland. One of her duties is to advise the officers and employees on the performance of official duties. The same with residents interacting with the municipal government. Here she admits to engaging in unlawful acts and not knowing the laws associated with a recall process identified in the East Cleveland charter she was administered an oath of office to obey and enforce.

Bright’s affidavit shows she also supports Richmond Heights resident Brandon King criminally lying on campaign reports that he lives at 1735 Elsinore Road with “several” of his grown-azzed brothers who each vote from the address illegally.  That’s according to a Facebook message I received from Cecil King in response to why he, Sheldon and Brandon were all registered at the same address.

1735 Elsinore Road was raided twice by East Cleveland police to execute search warrants for drugs.  King’s brother’s been a “dealer.”  According to Bright, King or the “executive branch” of the city’s government 

Assistant East Cleveland prosecuting attorney Heather McCollough said she notarized the affidavit to recall Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy for the woman she defeated, Che Gadison. McCollough has forwarded extremely derisve email to Gowdy that makes the criminal act she may have committed to help the ex-councilwoman’s secret plot to recall her a huge legal conflict of interest that should be forwarded to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s disciplinary counsel. McCollough also had a conflict of interest as a notary who wanted to see the recall move forward by any illegal means necessary.

What’s become a matter of public concern about Bright’s recall petition is whether or not she actually circulated them.  Bright’s signature is seen on all the petitions as the circulator.  Bright even signed a petition she claims her signature as the circulator alleges she witnessed.

There’s an affidavit attached to petitions that contains Bright’s signature.  But, according to assistant East Cleveland prosecutor Heather McCollough, Che Gadison delivered the affidavit she notarized with Bright’s signature on it.  As a notary McCollough was required by Ohio law to witness Bright signing the affidavit she notarized that Bright did not sign in her presence. 

A recall is an official act authorized pursuant to Ohio law that comes with mandatory duties for public officials to perform within the law. Heather McCollough is the assistant prosecuting attorney for the municipal corporation of East Cleveland. At all times it is her duty to advise the officers of the municipal corporation, and citizens coming to her to perform official acts, on how to engage the government lawfully. Kelly Bright’s name and signature are on the affidavit McCollough’s signature affirms as a notary she witnessed Che Gadison sign.

Several petition signers also say it was Gadison and not Bright who collected the 214 signatures. East Cleveland resident Justyn Anderson has obtained statements from several residents who have affirmed that it was Gadison and not Bright who obtained their signatures.

Anderson in his investigation of the possible criminal election fraud asked election stealing elections manager Brent Lawler to examine the actual petitions Bright’s signature affirms she circulated and witnessed each signer signing.  Lawler told Anderson the board counted but didn’t keep copies of the petitions with the signatures they validated.  When Anderson sought to get Bright’s petitions from city hall he learned they were among several official records removed from the office by fired ex-council clerk Khadijah Guy. 

Fired ex-clerk of council Khadijah Guy.

Guy was terminated on September 2 after obstructing an official meeting of the council for 20 minutes while she looked up records to learn if the reorganization meeting was legal.  The clerk’s obstruction was seen by newly-elected council president Korean Stevenson and vice president Gowdy as dereliction of duty.  Guy was angrily warned to discharge only the duties of the clerk of council, and not the law director.  She refused.

Guy sent an email that morning acknowledging that change in leadership and asking to learn her status.   She got her answer in the form of a termination letter from the council’s two new leaders and veteran councilman Nathaniel Martin.   The three reminded Guy that her conduct as a public official criminally violated the city’s ordinances as there are no “administrative” laws for disciplining public officials who exceed the authority of their elected or appointed public offices. 

Councilwoman Korean Stevensonon is in the white on the right being administered the oath of office to preside over East Cleveland city council as its president.

Guy had already failed to obtain oaths of offices for every elected and appointed official and employee as required by R.C. 705.28.  It’s a problem that made even the contractor impersonating the city’s director of law, Willa Hemmons, disqualified since January of 2014 from discharging the duties of the office. 

Stevenson wants the petitions returned and is considering adding the stolen property to the other acts the council is considering referring to the prosecuting attorney.  After learning she was terminated Guy sent a letter of resignation.

Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy is being sworn in by East Cleveland councilman Nathaniel Martin to preside over the legislative authority as its vice president. Gowdy is being targeted for recall by the organized criminals inside East Cleveland city hall who she, Stevensonon and Martin took over council to hold accountable. Ernest Smith, the former council president, was arrested last year in connection with his selling liquor around strippers at the old Dew Drop. He’s been stealing extra wages with the help of Richmond Heights resident Brandon King because he’s unemployed, needs a car and thinks the taxpayers deserve to pay for him to drive around like he’s important. No job a council member performs requires the use of a city vehicle. They vote at the meetings they’re supposed to get to own their own. Smith can walk or get his lazy azz on a bike.

What’s bothering Anderson is McCollough’s role in the election fraud as an attorney , city prosecutor and law enforcement officer.  The recall affidavit clearly identifies Kelly Bright as the signer.  It’s a signature that may or may not be authentically hers.

McCollough in a social media exchange with someone questioning her about her signature on the affidavit as an notary performing an official act clearly identifies Gadison as the person who delivered it to her alone.  She’s insistent that it’s Gadison’s petition.

Three members of council talking independently with each other in compliance with quorum laws had East Cleveland born resident Victoria Deneau waiting in the background to join the legislative authority as its council clerk.

But it’s not Gadison’s signature on the affidavit or any of the petitions she was seen circulating throughout the city; and who the voters Anderson spoke to say asked them to sign.  Every petition identifies Bright and not Gadison as the circulator.

Anderson has examined public records Gadison completed and signed.  What he sees is evidence from her handwriting style that compares to the handwriting on the petitions that were completed and signed in Bright’s name.

Bright’s now got to consider that 214 signers on the petition will testify if asked that it was Gadison and not her who asked them to sign.  Under Ohio law the new city council has the authority to conduct an investigation and issue subpoenas to Bright, Gadison, McCollough and the signers of just one petition to learn if local, state and federal election laws were violated.

East Cleveland residents who encounter the city’s uncertified police officers, especially Sergeant Larry McDonald, should know their complaints of misconduct are being investigated by his baby’s momma. Seriously. Mayor Brandon King, a resident of Richmond Heights, appointed Larry’s cop baby momma, Dominique King, to investigate complaints of crimes he and other police are committing against the city’s citizens. King is asking council to let him select the next police chief out of the classified service. Sources say he wants to make McDonald the next East Cleveland chief of police. Where is the mutha fuckin’ FBI?

Gowdy told EJBNEWS she’s preparing to file a defamation claim against Bright for the defamatory language in her affidavit.  Nothing she’s done to hold the city’s police and mayor accountable has been about freeing an alleged killer who Larry McDonald and Kenneth Lundy tied to a homicide by searching his Facebook page without a warrant; and then staging an arrest without a warrant that was actually an armed kidnapping of two teenagers.

Neither McDonald nor Lundy were authorized by the Ohio Attorney General to discharge the duties of a peace officer or wear weapon.  They’re still not authorized to discharge a law enforcement officer’s duties along with 24 other East Cleveland law enforcement officer impersonators.  

Justyn Anderson produces the East Cleveland Sunrise with Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy that has been keeping residents of the city informed.

Donald’s police girlfriend, a woman who has his child, is the city’s internal affairs officer assigned to investigate complaints of her “baby daddy.”  This is the criminal lunacy Bright, Gadison and McCollough are obstructing with their alleged criminal acts.

Gowdy and Anderson, along with Stevenson and Martin, want the criminals not only out of the police department; but out of the mayor’s office and the rest of city hall.  214 residents who signed Bright’s questionable petition appear now to have been engaged in election fraud to help them.

Did Kelly Bright  on the left actually collect the 214 signatures on the petitions she was supposed to have delivered to fired ex-clerk Khadijah Guy? Her names on all the petitions and the affidavit Heather McCollough in the middle signed. McCollough in a social media message wrote that she notarized the affidavit with Bright’s name on it that Che Gadison signed in front of her. Have Bright and McCollough even met? Council is asking individuals who signed the recall petition to contact its office at 216-681-2310 to identify if it was Che Gadison on the hright and not Kelly Bright circulating recall petitions.

The non-resident organized criminals who have created over $100 million in civil liabilities the city’s resident taxpayers must pay do not want to stop stealing.  Shit’s got too good for them.

Kelly Bright’s got a big problem.  Gowdy is going to sue her for defamation.  One of the requests she’s going to make during discovery is for Bright’s homeowner’s insurance policy.  

Eric Jonathan Brewer
Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more. Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings. As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national. Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year. Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.

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