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Proviso Probe

Thursday, February 09, 2006

DEFAM, Esparza v. Moore, et al set for March 28

Pioneer Press (David Pollard) doesn't break much new ground if you read Proviso Probe's coverage of Esparza vs. Moore. The re-trial is set for March 28.

Pollard's article only addresses the aggravated home repair fraud issue. The newsletter included calling Esparza a "felon". He's never been convicted. It included an arrest report for a firearms violation on another Paul Esparza. It referred to "aggravated home fraud issue" as "elder abuse" (technically correct), but then lumped "elder abuse" with a number of heinous crimes, including pedophilia, in a way that was designed to be misleading.

If the newsletter wasn't so scurrilous, the defendents might be able to plead "honest mistake" on the firearms violation and misuse of the term felon. But with the pedophilia bomb included, it makes it unlikely a jury will have much sympathy.

So Moore and his co-defendents are claiming someone else produced the newsletter. This defense has problems.

1. Moore and Sharp were seen distributing the newsletter.
2. The newsletter includes Moore's endorsed slate of candidates. The candidates are in punch number order except for Moore who vaulted himself to near the top of the list (after the statewide candidates and Lightford).
3. The flyer includes a picture of Esparza taken at a Eugene Moore fundraiser. Esparza claims the photo was displayed in Moore's home before they parted ways.


  • A quibble with Pollard's choice of words:

    The newsletter, put out by a group called the Proviso Township Citizens Organization...

    Proviso Township Citizens Organization doesn't exist.

    The newsletter was put out by the Moore campaign or parties unknown, depending on which side of the case is to be believed. The newsletter had the name of a non-existent group on it, "Proviso Township Citizens Organization."

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:28 AM, February 09, 2006  

  • Paulie's back!

    By Anonymous Tessa, at 9:27 PM, February 11, 2006  

  • you dam fuckin right he is!

    Geno is going NOWHERE this upcomming election except for the fuckin unemployment line!

    By Anonymous go go go, at 9:18 PM, February 14, 2006  

  • we'll see about that!

    By Anonymous we will see, at 12:19 PM, February 15, 2006  

  • Big surprises coming!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:26 PM, February 15, 2006  

  • big surprise.......oh were sooooo scared.....whatever it is i am sho it is ILLEGAL! fuckin loosers can't even get homeowners okay toput up signs!

    we have all ready seen that DESPERATE people do DESPERATE things!

    By Anonymous get with it, at 11:32 PM, February 16, 2006  

  • You would know what was illegal(your speciality)...but then again... those rules don't apply to certain people.

    By Anonymous surprise, at 5:18 PM, February 18, 2006  

  • SOCIOPATHS beleive they have no rules.

    By Anonymous surprise, at 5:20 PM, February 18, 2006  

  • unless you get caught, then unfortunately the rule then applies to you as well.

    By Anonymous march is a commin, at 10:23 AM, February 22, 2006  

  • Sociopath

    By Anonymous normal, at 12:29 PM, February 22, 2006  

  • Chris My Love,

    I'd like to let you know that all of our friends came though for us. They worked very hard and quietly put the word out not to vote for Gene Moore and to support Karen Yarbrough. They were successful in getting Yarbrough the 4,000 votes she needed. Moore has done everything to hurt our family, and because of that, he is no longer the committeeman of Proviso Township. I promised you 4 years ago this would happen, and I make this promise to you now; The wheel will turn full circle next year. For everyone that was involved with hurting our family with their lies and fabricated stories; it will all end in the next primary election. I've been meeting with all our friends downtown and they are very supportive of our family, and are very disappointed in the path that Moore and his cohorts have chosen, by turning the political arena into his own personal vendetta. Everything is okay,
    It's time to plant your garden, Spring is here.

    All My Love,

    By Anonymous Paulie, at 4:01 PM, March 29, 2006  

  • Hey Carl,
    Did you give up on reporting about Moore? What about Esparza? Did you give up on both of them. I am wondering what ever happened with this lawsuit. Any information?

    By Anonymous bigbadwolf, at 11:55 AM, April 30, 2006  

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