The fire was stated by US Forest Service when a marijuana fire got out of control and covered-up with Keith Emerald as the patsy.
Sonora, CA — Citing that two key witnesses recently passed away, the federal government has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against the man accused of starting the Rim Fire.
33-year-old Keith Emerald was accused of accidentally starting the fire in August of 2013 while bow hunting. One of the witnesses interviewed during the investigation, an acquaintance of Emerald, died in a workplace accident in February. Another witness was the initial helicopter pilot that responded, and he died of cardiac arrest in March.
Prosecutors claim that the witnesses were expected to provide testimony at the trial. A press release from the US District Attorney’s Office states, “These witnesses prior statements are inadmissible hearsay and cannot be used as evidence at trial.”
The initial federal indictment argued that Emerald caused the Rim Fire and made a false statement to federal investigators regarding the origin of the fire. Emerald had pleaded not guilty to the charges and his attorneys argued that he was coerced into admitting to starting the fire because of pressure put on by federal prosecutors.
The Rim Fire burned 257,000 acres.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp, whose Grammy-winning band once led the Billboard album charts and played to sold out crowds in the late 90s, posted a Facebook video on Wednesday revealing shocking details about his current living situation.
“Right now I’m living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there’s been a couple of weeks I had to live in my truck,” he said in the new video. “I had no money, not even for gas or food. I went two days without eating because I had no money and ended up in an emergency room.”
The former rock star said that a personal audit revealed that money had been stolen and royalty payments had not come through.
“When someone can have all their money taken out of their bank account and no one’s held responsible, when someone can get targeted by the IRS because of a clerical error, when someone can get completely slandered and lies made up about them and post it all over the Internet and there’s no consequences for those people, there’s a problem. There’s definitely a problem. This is not the country that I grew up believing in. This is not the America that I want for my children and their future.”
Stapp also denied taking drugs or alcohol in the video, saying “I’m sober as can be. Once the rumors started coming out I began getting blood and urine tests once a week just in case someone called me to the carpet on it, I can prove it.”
Creed, who have sold over 28 million albums worldwide, are currently on hiatus after a brief reunion tour in 2012.
Scott Stapp, who just last week claimed to be broke, hungry, and homeless, is now asking other people pull him up by his bootstraps by attempting to crowdsource nearly half a million dollars. The former Creed singer is asking for $480,000 so he can record a solo album and write his first book. On his Fundly page, Stapp explains that he wants to work with his old producer Howard Benson and engineer Chris Lord-Alge. At the same time, he promises to write his “first book in the fiction category,” though no plot details have been released. “Need 2fund both projects,” the embattled musician wrote, forgoing the use of real words when numbers will suffice.
As of Monday morning, Stapp has only raised $522, a wee bit shy of his final fundraising goal, though there’s still 119 days left to donate. Perhaps potential donors are concerned about the project’s viability: According to documents acquired by TMZ, his soon-to-be ex-wife Jaclyn Stapp said the singer was “doing so much amphetamines, crystal meth, and steroids that he has become a paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and his family.” She also filed a petition to have Stapp involuntarily committed to a psych ward for 60 days. But hey, if you really want to read Stapp’s debut fiction novel, donate here.
Scott Stapp’s Bandmates and Family Members React to Creed Singer’s Meltdown
As Creed frontman Scott Stapp continues to sort out whatever issues led to the recent public meltdown culminating (for now) in his mother-in-law and estranged wife trying to have him temporarily committed, Stapp’s son and bandmates have shared their concern and confusion via social media.
Sixteen-year-old Jagger Stapp, responding to a series of “now playing” posts on his father’s Facebook page, offered some tough love via Twitter, telling followers, “My dad is too busy posting songs on his FB hiding out for attention rather then [sic] getting his act together #dadstop … To all tho [sic] confused, my father once again chose drugs over his family. He needs help, but refuses to get it. He’s been on a 9 week binge.”
The elder Stapp, for his part, has maintained that he’s sober and being tested weekly to prove it, but the divorce papers filed by his wife Jaclyn tell a different story, alleging that he’s been taking a variety of drugs since leaving their home in October. Stapp continues to insist that he’s been the victim of extensive financial fraud totaling the tens of millions, and has vowed to make sure “justice is served.”
To that end, Stapp has used the official Creed Facebook page to try and drum up crowdfunding support for his latest ventures, which include a new solo album and a novel. He’s currently seeking $480,000 for both projects, although his efforts have already inspired at least one anti-Stapp campaign.
More than anything, fans seem concerned for Stapp’s well-being, and have questioned why Creed’s social media outlets are being used as a mouthpiece for the band’s troubled singer. Guitarist Mark Tremonti has pointed the finger at the group’s label, insisting reps there gave Stapp the password for their Facebook account.
Meanwhile, bassist Brian Marshall has assured fans, “I just wanted everyone to know that I’ve reached out to Scott Stapp. We talked briefly yesterday and he seems to be okay. … I let him know that we were all worried and if he needed a sober friend to talk to that I’m always available.”
See the Mugshots of Scott Stapp and Other Rock Stars
THE MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR TUNNELS UNDER U.S.
There’s a conspiracy about a secret underground bunkers in DIA or Denver International Airport being built by the US government as a fallout shelter in 2012.
Could Yucca Mountain in Nevada be another massive Deep Underground Military Bunker or a place to house Government officials and other important people instead on a nuclear storage site as it sits idle?
It is a shame the US spends more on it’s military then it does on education. These two movies were filmed recently in Hawthorn NV. showing the many underground bunkers used by the army and even the NAVY???? The Navy? Why would they have a navel under water research facility way out in the desert? Here is the interesting fact, the lake near Hawthorn walker lake is dead of any life at all. Never seen a boat out on it the 9 or so times I have been past it. I went snorkeling in it and nothing was alive.
A few believe the Earth is at risk of massive disaster in year 2012 and Jeese examines rumors that the United states Government is executing a doomsday plan of survival shelters to save the powerful, wealthy and elite people while leaving everyone else to care for themselves allegedly.
Ventura also investigate the enormous metropolitan airport wherein bizarre Illuminati artwork exhibited publicly which appears to represent a “road map” of blueprints for the upcoming doomsday.
A secret fallout shelters building in places which ranges from the White House towards the Nevada desert, together with a massive project under construction beneath Denver International Airport.
Truck Driver Confirms Underground City Beneath US. 2013
Interview with a truck driver who is entering an underground city and roadway system that stretches for thousands of miles beneath the U.S. The driver says he dropped off goods from ozarks base to the state of Maine, about 1400-1500 miles.
Project Subterrene and Top Secret Undergound Tunnels Under America
D.U.M.B.s Deep Underground Military Bases
STRANGE SOUNDS heard worldwide
Get a glimpse inside these secret bunkers and judge for yourself in case the government is truly getting ready for an underground living shelters while the everybody else are left to toast on doomsday. Continue reading