Oops! Hemmons and McCollough just got their notice of disciplinary rule violations councilors Gowdy, Stevenson and Martin filed against them!

CLEVELAND, OH – They should have seen the writing on the wall and knew this day was coming.  Willa Hemmons and Heather McCollough have been operating like rogue public officials with no oaths of office appeasing Richmond Heights resident Brandon King instead of advising the officers of the municipal corporation of East Cleveland to discharge only their official duties.

The weapons Hemmons and McCollough formed against Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy have failed.  Both were advised by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association that a complaint has been filed against them.  McCollough should have learned Proverbs 2:20.  “So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous.”  Oops there it is!

A majority of three members of East Cleveland city council (Gowdy, Korean Stevenson, Nathaniel Martin) filed a complaint against the derelict duo and want their law licenses suspended.  For the good of the public interest the suspensions should be permanent.  Neither is fit to practice law.

Instead of following the law both Willa Hemmons and Heather McCullough followed Richmond Heights resident Brandon King and the money he was paying them to avoid discharging the official duties of the public offices they usurped.

Hemmons was contracted in January 2014 to discharge the duties of a “municipal director of law” pursuant to the mandates of the Revised Code of Ohio.  Law directors for municipal corporations are required to be electors.  She resides in Beachwood and not East Cleveland.

Law directors are also required to be administered oaths of office, post bonds and advise every officer and employee to discharge only the duties of public offices as they are authorized by Ohio’s general laws and its Constitution.   Pursuant to Section 733.57 of the Revised Code of Ohio, it was Hemmons and McCullough’s duties to ensure that even the no-bid contractors King’s been awarding contracts perform every public duty associated with the receipt of it.

Judge William Dawson since 2014 has allowed a private attorney to prosecute cases in the city’s municipal court in violation of R.C. 2938.13 despite knowing that Willa Hemmons was not administered an oath of office to discharge the duties of a director of law. 10 days after this contract was signed Hemmons should have resigned and advised council to declare the public office she had vacated … forfeited. 

They don’t participate in schemes like McCollough to remove a member of council through recall by notarizing petitions Che Gadison submitted to her in resident Kelly Bright’s name.  They don’t join council meetings like Hemmons did and declare the the mayor can preside over it for the council president; and that she is dually-authorized to serve as his appointed clerk of the council.

They don’t present charges against American citizens that have been filed against them by private individuals impersonating law enforcement officers with no oaths, no civil service testing and no Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credentials.  Full-time prosecuting attorneys like McCullough don’t represent private criminal cases, secretly, on the side.  The Supreme Court of Ohio told EJBNEWS it was McCullough’s duty to update her status to show she was working as a government prosecutor instead of as a private lawyer.

The sham council meeting Richmond Heights resident Brandon King presided over in place of the president of council was a big “no no” for a judge. So was the $17,000 bank robbery.  Fat meat is greasy.  When advised by your elders to “get right” … “get right.”  CANON 4:  A Judge Shall Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in all of the Judge’s Activities (A) Positions of Influence. A judge shall not allow family, social, political, or other relationships to influence the judge’s judicial conduct or judgment. A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others and shall not convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge. A judge shall not testify voluntarily as a character witness.  (C) Appearances and Appointments. (1) A judge shall not appear at a public hearing before or otherwise consult with an executive or legislative body or official except on matters concerning the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice or except when acting pro se in a matter involving the judge or the judge’s interests.

Hemmons described U.S. District Court Judge James Gwin as “mad” when he admonished her for representing ex-East Cleveland employees Ralph Spotts and David Hicks instead of protecting and indemnifying the city from their misconduct in the $50 million civil complaint she lost.  It will be interesting to see her flippant responses to the Certified Grievance Committee and the Disciplinary Counsel as the complaint proceeds.

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