Miles to go Before I Sleep

Posted November 5th, 2007 by Joe Kaiser

My gut tells me those emails will show us everything we need to know about how this case got started.

Dear Rob,

From day one I’ve maintained your office’s investigation of me is the result of county prosecutors complaining I take advantage of owners in tax foreclosure.

They want me out of the business because while they won’t admit it, their real problem is I intercept tax sale overages that might have gone to their counties had I not gotten involved.

And that’s why they send you emails like this one . . .


And this one . . .


They do it, obviously, to make it look like I’m taking advantage of people down on their luck.

We’d rather foreclose

Remember my friend John?

He’d stood at the treasurer’s counter with a cashiers check in hand for the full amount of his back taxes and Kitsap County Treasurer Barbara Stephenson and Prosecuting Attorney Alan Miles told him they would not accept his payment.

Instead of doing the right thing, instead of being compassionate and caring about this fellow, they looked for any excuse not to accept his money and foreclosed on his family’s home.

my side of the counter

Yes, accepting his check, in the opinion of these two, was a bigger problem than foreclosing on his home of 50 years.

And that’s the way it works in Kitsap County where, apparently, foreclosure isn’t such a big deal from their side of the counter.

Nice try

As an investor who rescues people from foreclosure and sues county treasurers for improperly foreclosing on people like John (we won and got him his house back), it’s clear they’re determined to do whatever it takes to put me out of business.

Even if that means sending emails regarding matters they know nothing about and in doing so, imply I’m up to no good.

Renee: Fiscal Dynamics is foreclosing on the single-family residence to satisfy a loan in the principal amount of $5,500. The assessed value of the home is $137,500.— Alan Miles
Kitsap County Deputy Prosecutor

And do you know the difference between the matter described in Alan’s email and the matter he was handling about that time for my friend, John?

We acted fairly, responsibly, and did the right thing.

Alan, on the other hand, he acted unfairly, irresponsibly, and did a horrific thing.

lip service

Just for giggles, I thought this might be appropriate to post . . .

We have adopted as our mission statement, “Seek the Just Result.” The statement expresses a principle that every member of this office should recall and rely on whenever our work presents us with a choice that might affect the well-being of our client—the people of Kitsap County.— Office of the Kitsap County
Prosecuting Attorney

Tell that to John, Rob.

I’m not sure he’s convinced his “well-being” was given much consideration when Kitsap County Deputy Prosecutor Alan Miles rejected his payment, showed him the door, and foreclosed on his home.

Public Records Act request

As you know, Rob, I recently requested, under the Public Records Act, all correspondence between your office and county officials such as Alan Miles and Barbara Stephenson and their staffs.

My gut tells me those emails will show us everything we need to know about how this case got started.


I’m thinking it’ll be a hoot.

In the arena,

Joe Kaiser

4 Responses to: “Miles to go Before I Sleep”

  1. AllAboutVoting responds:
    Posted: November 5th, 2007 at 11:47 am

    >My … says those emails will tell us everything we need to know about
    >how this case got started.
    Joe, I started on your side but I have to tell you that when you keep gutter talking like a small child my empathy for you and your situation is hampered.

    This sort of juvenile gutter talk will hurt you. Stop it.

  2. Joe Kaiser responds:
    Posted: November 5th, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Hmmmm . . . I guess you had to be there.

  3. spyboy responds:
    Posted: November 5th, 2007 at 2:01 pm


    Mr./Ms. AllAboutVoting; Labeling something “gutter talk” is your right, based on your perspective, but realize that it is nothing more than your subjective viewpoint ( to which you are certainly entitled ), not a fact.

    If you are going to withdraw your support for Joe and his efforts because his methods do not coincide with how you would do it ?well, again, thats your right, but the question from me is: Are you going to let your position be governed more by semantics and methodology, at the expense of the facts, the truth of a matter, and/or the fundamental issues ?

    Thank You.

  4. Joe Kaiser responds:
    Posted: November 5th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    After further review . . . you’re probably right to a certain degree at least. Fixed, and will keep in mind in the future.

    What I don’t want to see is the message somehow getting lost in translation.

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