Joe Bruno on the Mob – Crooked Lawyer Gets His Own Goose Cooked
Another crooked lawyer bites the dust.
You have to wonder why an attorney, who in his profession, makes a decent living, then agrees to launder drug money for drug dealers.
I just think it’s a case of lawyers, especially Ronald E. Partee, thinking they are just smarter than everyone else.
April 30, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City lawyer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for conspiring to launder drug money of an undercover agent posing as a marijuana dealer, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday.
Ronald E. Partee, 66, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of money laundering. In his plea, Partee admitted he conspired with co-defendants Mendy Read-Forbes, 38, of Platte City, Mo., and Laura Shoop, 46, also of Platte City, Mo.
The investigation began in March 2012 when a KBI agent working undercover met Read-Forbes. Read-Forbes was holding herself out as the owner of Forbes & Newhard Credit Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to provide credit counseling to people who were in bankruptcy proceedings. In fact, she was not the legal owner but exercised control of the company’s bank account along with Partee. Shoop was an acquaintance of Read-Forbes who worked at various times for the company.
The KBI agent was posing as a marijuana dealer. Forbes offered to consult with Partee and to devise a scheme to launder the dealer’s drug proceeds. As part of the scheme, Forbes offered to deposit money given to her by the agent she thought was a drug dealer into the bank accounts of Forbes and Newhard Credit Solutions or related companies and then to return the money to the dealer via checks, money orders or wire transfers. The bank accounts were in Kansas.
To make the transactions appear legitimate, Forbes gave the drug dealer a contract titled “Purchase and Sale of Business Agreement.” The contract, bearing the signature of Partee and the drug dealer, made it appear that the marijuana dealer was purchasing assets of FCP, Inc., a corporation controlled by Forbes and Partee.
To make it appear that the drug dealer was engaged in business as a certified credit counselor with Forbes and Newhard Credit Solutions, Forbes gave the drug dealer a certificate saying he had completed training as a bankruptcy specialist.
In addition, Forbes created a fictitious company called Maximum Lawn Care, LLC, and opened bank accounts where cash from the drug dealer was deposited.
Partee was at various times a member of the board of directors for Forbes and Newhard and a signator on FCP’s bank accounts. On April 20, 2012, Partee approved two wire transfers from the FCP account that he believed were drug funds. He sent $5,000 to a bank account of Maximus Lawn Care and $5,000 to the bank account of an undercover agent posing as a drug dealer. During a meeting May 25, 2012, at Partee’s office, the undercover agent posing as a drug dealer sought advice from Partee concerning where he could store marijuana. During the meeting, which was recorded, Partee engaged in the discussion.
Defendants Read-Forbes and Shoop are awaiting trial. In a separate case, Mendy Read-Forbes and Brian Forbeshave been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud and one count of money laundering.
Grissom commended the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble for their work on the case.



2 Responses to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – Crooked Lawyer Gets His Own Goose Cooked”

  1. Another DANGEROUS crooked lawyer. Consider:Marc Bernstein is back in town, and he be looking for more SICK and ELDERLY people to steal MALPRACTICE money from. Marc Bernstein, the guilty, convicted, imprisoned, crooked fraud MALPRACTICING “malpractice” “attorney” and a “predator with a law degree” is out of prison and has not paid restitution to his victims, defying a court order. Do not go to him. Marc Bernstein has stolen from grandmothers, disabled children, his own family, and as a rule the most vulnerable.

  2. The Lawyer Nelson Maneuver
    Leavenworth Lawyer Gary A. Nelson engaged in the following dastardly & unsavory conduct thereby creating the “Nelson Maneuver.”

    Formula for “The Lawyer Nelson Maneuver”

    1. Get a Law Degree and turn it into a Liar’s Degree.
    2. Make a Conscious Decision to become a Professional Parasite.
    3. Find a Wealthy Host Client that you can Represent and Defraud.
    4. Gain his Confidence.
    5. Marry into the Family.
    6. Represent him in Family Litigation.
    7. Learn and Manipulate the Family Estate Plane.
    8. Get your mother in law to place your name on Real Estate deeds intended for others.
    9. Force the old man to sign the deeds under duress and threats abondment.
    10. Divide & Conquer the Siblings.
    11. Plunder his Family Fortune for personal gain.
    12. Battle the victim in Court and take his land.
    13. Have your mother in law misuse her medical power of attorney, place the victim’s father,
    your client in a rest home and issue a “No Contact Order” against your victim family member
    thereby preventing him from seeing his father before his death, exposing your scheme and
    getting the bogus deed corrected.
    14. Promote a play turning family members against their sibling brother.
    15. Form a wolf pack against the victim of your scheme by sharing some of the spoils with other
    Family members that resents or dislikes the victim to gain their cooperation.
    16. When the victim Sues you, contact his attorneys, defame him and talk, intimidate or threaten
    them into not representing the victim thereby running him out of money and him to represent
    himself and lose. Represent the wolf pack family members against the lone victim member
    and make additional money from them in you legal fees.
    17. Use your Law/Liar’s degree to draft fraudulent documents and affidavits with disingenuous
    statements for you and your co-conspirators to sign and present to the Court against the
    victim. 18. Coach them in their lying about the facts in the case.
    18. Bury the victim in legal paperwork and Motions to move the Court to disregard and/or throw
    out the victim’s evidence and proof of claim to his property.
    19. Then file a Motion for Summary Judgment with the Judge that you have known for 30
    Years to get the case thrown out of Court.
    20. Get and keep your victim’s land for yourself, and thereby prove once again that Legal Might
    Trumps Moral Right.

    Continued at &

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    Contact the Author at 800-722-9529

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