Monday, March 12, 2012

OPERATION END-GAME - 8- OPERATION BLAST -SAFE CRACKING AT POLICE HQ


DCO DAVE  WARCUP 




States Of Jersey 'SAFE CRACKERS?'





Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand















OPERATION END-GAME - 8




DISMEMBERING OPERATION BLAST & THE ILLEGAL SUSPENSION OF FORMER CHIEF OF POLICE GARHAM POWER QPM




THE CHIEF OF POLICE WHO ALONG WITH DCO LENNY HARPER AND THEIR DEDICATED TEAM SMASHED THE VEIL OF SECRECY CONCERNING DECADES OF ABUSE IN THE JERSEY CARE HOMES





As  stated in my previous posting I will be going through my timeline and showing my readers the evidenced based corrupt goings on that led to the former Chief of Police being suspended - not once - but twice.




What Operation Blast has given us is an opportunity to take a real close look at the actions of former DCO David Warcup - Home Affairs Minister Senator Ian Le Marquand and the advice given by the Jersey Law Office  in particular the then Solicitor General Tim Le Cocq.




One of the issues surrounding former DCO /ACO Warcup for me has simply been his integrity. Let me explain. When he wrote the first letter on the 10th November 2008 which led to his boss Graham Power being suspended you would have thought that he would have been on his guard - you know- once bitten twice shy.  In my opinion he shows his true colors during the Operation Blast debacle. Some would say he had already done that but lets just follow the evidence . Now, like I said before, I will be taking this in stages. We will be seeing if the actions of David Warcup - along with others - stands up to close scrutiny.  



I have little doubt as to why Home Affairs Minister Ian le Marquand dragged Graham Powers suspension out and waited a year and a half until Graham Power retired - yes it was a year and half. Suspended November 2008 - retired July 2010. There was not a chance in hell this was going to stand up to any type of scrutiny. This will be explained in a latter posting.




On the previous posting Operation End Game 7- The Blast Timeline I stated these points.



December 2008- In late 2008 Graham Power is contacted by the Chief Ministers Department about gaining access to his secure cabinet which is held in the Chief of Polices office.  Graham Power agreed a process whereby a Jersey Advocate  representing Graham Power would be given the code in a sealed envelope and would take this to police and be present when the cabinet was opened.




December 22nd 2008 - The Chief Ministers wrote to Graham Power and said that although this arrangement had been put in place Acting Chief David Warcup had objected and the matter put on hold.


January 13th 2009 - Graham Powers representative Constable T. Brain wrote to Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand stating that Connetable  Simon Crowcroft had agreed to be present when the cabinet was opened as an observer and subject to all appropriate requirements of confidentiality. The letter also pointed out that as part of his office Simon Crowcroft was a police officer and subject to disciplinary procedures.



January 22nd 2009 -  Acting Chief of Police opens Graham Powers secure cabinet. Also present is Superintendent Wayne Bonne  of Wiltshire Police and David Warcups Staff officer Dave Burmingham.  Staff Officer Burminghams role was to compile a list of contents in Graham Powers secure safe and office.  This act was done without the consent of Graham Power. Graham Power did not hand over the code to the secure cabinet. What was  Superintendent Wayne Bonne doing at the "blowing of the doors"  of Graham Powers secure cabinet? Looking for evidence?


An audio tape was recovered from Graham Powers secure cabinet. This audio tape was discovered in a sealed envelope. This tape contained conversations between Graham Power, the media, representatives of partner agencies, and a States Member Stuart Syvret. " End



Now, I have been left comments saying if I can confirm the above happened. Well the minister for Home Affairs will be able to confirm that the above is in fact correct and I will be asking him for his answers on this. The reason for him having to give an answer lies in what Im about to publish below. 



I think all the readers will get it straight away. All the readers will no doubt understand the gravity and importance of what im posting. Remember what Graham Power said in an earlier posting about if you are able to lie about one thing.



Below is what DCO/ACO David Warcup told Wiltshire Police under Oath. This concerns breaking into Graham Powers secured Cabinet.



He States;


"In view of the fact that I did not have access to the safe combination contact was made with Mr Power to obtain the combination. Following an exchange of messages between Mr Power's appointed contact and the force, I established that Mr Power refused to disclose the combination of the safe as a result of which I arranged for a locksmith to attend."


"At 14"30 hrs onn 22nd January 2009 I was present along with Detective Superintendent Bonnie (Wiltshire..rs) and Inspector Burmingham when the safe was opened. A check was made of the contents and a schedule prepared of the items contained therein"


"The following documents were removed from the safe were later copied and forwarded to Detective Superintendent Bonnie."


"In the safe I also found a sealed white envelope marked as follows 'S Syvret' which was date stamped 10th April 2007. When opened the envelope was found to contain an audio tape. A transcript of the audio tape was subsequently made and is contained on 41 pages. A copy of the transcript has been forwarded to Superintendent Bonnie" End


So remember this from my timeline;


December 2008- In late 2008 Graham Power is contacted by the Chief Ministers Department about gaining access to his secure cabinet which is held in the Chief of Polices office.  Graham Power agreed a process whereby a Jersey Advocate  representing Graham Power would be given the code in a sealed envelope and would take this to police and be present when the cabinet was opened.




December 22nd 2008 - The Chief Ministers wrote to Graham Power and said that although this arrangement had been put in place Acting Chief David Warcup had objected and the matter put on hold.



January 13th 2009 - Graham Powers representative Constable T. Brain wrote to Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand stating that Connetable  Simon Crowcroft had agreed to be present when the cabinet was opened as an observer and subject to all appropriate requirements of confidentiality. The letter also pointed out that as part of his office Simon Crowcroft was a police officer and subject to disciplinary procedures.




 I will now be asking the Home Affairs Minister to confirm that he did in fact inform DCO Warcup that Graham Power had not in fact refused to disclose the combination but in fact it was  totally the  opposite to what Warcup told Wiltshire. Even the Constable of St Helier should be able to shine some light on this 



What has gone here? 



Has David Warcup lied to Wiltshire under Oath? If you can lie about one thing then you can lie about anything.


Remember then Home Affairs Minister in 2008 Andrew Lewis and his contradictory statements 



What did they think could be in the safe? 


The 'Smoking Gun' that would finish Power and Harper off for good? The Well was dry?



Just like the raid on the former Senator Stuart Syvret House - looking for the 'Smoking Gun' but the well was dry. 



Then you have to start making things up



You could hardly say that Graham Power had refused 



Bloggers doing the Investigative Journalism 



Rico Sorda 



Team Voice 


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rico

This is remarkable investigative work. Whatever happens next, somebody will have to explain why they bypassed a very reasonable request by Graham Power for an honest witness to ensure a transparent accounting of the safe's contents. I'm almost surprised they didn't claim Graham Power had hidden some drugs and porno in there!

Now there will have to be some better answers as to why a police chief was suspended, something more than the price of that Indian restaurant in London. These clowns had nothing on Mr Power, after all the mighty effort to cast him as Jersey's villain. Nothing they could stick him with at all.

This should make Stuart's journey to Strasbourg a straight shot.

Anonymous said...

What you have shown in this and your previous postings is quite simply scandalous. Just how out of control and politicised did this all become? What possible excuse could their be for the actions of Mick Gradwell let alone David Warcup. If Warcup lied to Wiltshire about such a simple thing as gaining access to Graham Powers safe then what of the rest of his actions and statement?

Anonymous said...

Never mind lunches & police dog costs how much did Warcup & Gradwell cost us all in financial terms of salary,pensions & inquiries?

Zoompad said...

Shouldn't Mike Bowron be investigating the misuse of office by David Warcup and should he not be taking him under arrest for questioning?

Anonymous said...

Slow down,printer & distribution cannot kep up with your postings!!

Anonymous said...

Rico the work you have done to date is stunning but can i suggest you approach the investigative author David Yallop - I think he could write a great book with our help which would be of great benefit to you, him and the victims.

Anonymous said...

Rico

"January 22nd 2009 - Acting Chief of Police opens Graham Powers secure cabinet."

Am I right in stating that Graham power had his first suspension review in Feb 2009? I don't have time to check your previous posting but my point is this. What's David Warcup doing opening Graham Powers safe if he could be coming back to work in Feb 2009?


Did David Warcup know he wasn't coming back because how would he explain it to Graham Power

Anonymous said...

Rico, are you sure this is 100% correct. If you had to could you back it up? You have shown in such a simple way that someone is not being honest. There must be so many email trails that WARCUP must be wrong.

"In view of the fact that I did not have access to the safe combination contact was made with Mr Power to obtain the combination. Following an exchange of messages between Mr Power's appointed contact and the force, I established that Mr Power refused to disclose the combination of the safe as a result of which I arranged for a locksmith to attend."

rico sorda said...

This is all 100% correct.

I will not stop in my research and letting my readers know exactly what went on.

It has left me shocked it really has. I thought I had seen it all. Now I can see why people tried to scare me off from looking at this. All because two decent coppers decided to investigate decades of child abuse. Well this whole story is going to be told.

Makes me sick

rs

Anonymous said...

Bravo Rico

stunning work

could the Connetable of St.Helier please come here and confirm what you've written

we are waiting Simon

cyril

Anonymous said...

On january 22nd Warcup does the safe.

On February 13th Graham Power has his suspension meeting.

They were looking for evidence so they could do the Chief over before his review. They found nothing so ilm had to make it up.

You can see why he played dumb on the issue of Corporate Sole lol he had no choice.

Well done rico

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post Rico,but there are a few points that are not clear to me

Graham Power says he sent a memo to ILM informing him of the two people who requested him to set up operation blast

YET
ILM in his fouth report to the states on operation blast says that

FW & BO were made aware of incidents that came to the notice of the police but there is no corroborating evidence that either person was aware of the existence of Operation Blast or any such files.

have I got it wrong or is someone telling porky pies

rico sorda said...

I have been offered more information about the circumstances behind David Warcups breaking into of Graham Powers secure cabinet without Mr Power having a representative and why David Warcup might have lied in his statement. I need to research this and could take some days but I will post it once its checked out.

Mr Power, having returned from holiday, has read the postings and I have asked him to make a comment.

I hope to bring this to my readers very soon

Thanks for the support

Truth,Honesty and Integrity

rs

rico sorda said...

"Graham Power says he sent a memo to ILM informing him of the two people who requested him to set up operation blast"

Anon; Where did you get from? Is it from my posting? Because its not right thanks

rs

Anonymous said...

dear Rico this is the reference you queried
Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret Blog
.
TUESDAY, 23 JUNE 2009
BILL OGLEY
THE “SECOND INDIVIDUAL”

BEHIND THE “OPERATION BLAST” FILES;

Secret Police Reports on Politicians

And Members of the Public.

So – I can now confirm that the “second individual” behind the “Operation Blast” secret files on Jersey politicians is – Bill Ogley.

The Chief Executive to the Council of Ministers and the island’s senior civil servant.

Following the revelation of the existence of these secret files, Graham Power wrote a memorandum to the Home Affairs Minister explaining why the files existed – and who had asked for their compilation.

He said that there were two individuals expressly behind the request for the files to be compiled – former Senator and Chief Minister, Frank Walker.

And Bill Ogley.

Anonymous said...

Rico.

Have you heard back from ILM yet?

All he needs to say is yes or no.

The same with a reply back from Simon Crowcroft.

Just a yes or no is required.

Crowcroft will be more forthcoming than Le Marquand methinks....

But then again Crowcroft has now changed camps?!

Anonymous said...

Question, what was on the tape?from the safe, has Stuart got anything to worry about? and I hope someone has the origional or a copy in a safe place.

rico sorda said...

From: rico sorda <
>
Subject: Re: OPERATION BLAST

To: i.lemarquand@gov.je

Cc: A.Breckon@gov.je, "a pryke" , "Sir Philip Bailhache (Senator)" , "ben queree" , "gerrard baudains" , "james baker" , "rod bryans" , "Deirdry" , "e noel"
Dear Home Affairs Minister

As you will aware from the below email there are very serious concerns regarding the forcing of former Chief of Police Graham Powers secure safe down at Police HQ by former ACO David Warcup. There are many serious concerns about this but let us first concentrate on the below timeline for starters. To limit the chance of these serious issues taking up precious states time perhaps you can issue a statement here and explain just what led to the former ACO David Warcup to get a locksmith and break into Graham Powers safe.

Graham Power was suspended under a neutral act.

Senator Le Marquand, you should now read this timeline again;

December 2008- In late 2008 Graham Power is contacted by the Chief Ministers Department about gaining access to his secure cabinet which is held in the Chief of Polices office. Graham Power agreed a process whereby a Jersey Advocate representing Graham Power would be given the code in a sealed envelope and would take this to police and be present when the cabinet was opened.


December 22nd 2008 - The Chief Ministers wrote to Graham Power and said that although this arrangement had been put in place Acting Chief David Warcup had objected and the matter put on hold.

January 13th 2009 - Graham Powers representative Constable T. Brain wrote to Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand stating that Connetable Simon Crowcroft had agreed to be present when the cabinet was opened as an observer and subject to all appropriate requirements of confidentiality. The letter also pointed out that as part of his office Simon Crowcroft was a police officer and subject to disciplinary procedures. End


Senator Le Marquand, after reading the above, could you please explain why ACO David Warcup told Wiltshire, under oath, something totally different. This is what he said;

"In view of the fact that I did not have access to the safe combination contact was made with Mr Power to obtain the combination. Following an exchange of messages between Mr Power's appointed contact and the force, I established that Mr Power refused to disclose the combination of the safe as a result of which I arranged for a locksmith to attend."

"At 14"30 hrs onn 22nd January 2009 I was present along with Detective Superintendent Bonnie (Wiltshire..rs) and Inspector Burmingham when the safe was opened. A check was made of the contents and a schedule prepared of the items contained therein"

rico sorda said...

"The following documents were removed from the safe were later copied and forwarded to Detective Superintendent Bonnie."

"In the safe I also found a sealed white envelope marked as follows 'S Syvret' which was date stamped 10th April 2007. When opened the envelope was found to contain an audio tape. A transcript of the audio tape was subsequently made and is contained on 41 pages. A copy of the transcript has been forwarded to Superintendent Bonnie" End


Just what is going on here Senator? I don't think we need Colombo to work this out. Did you, or the Chief Minister, inform David Warcup that Graham Power was supplying the code along with his representation? If you did, then why is he breaking into the Graham Powers safe just weeks before his suspension review on the 13th February 2009?

Why was David Warcup Safe Cracking down the Police Station? Did you inform David Warcup about being contacted on the 13th January?


December 22nd 2008 - The Chief Ministers wrote to Graham Power and said that although this arrangement had been put in place Acting Chief David Warcup had objected and the matter put on hold.

January 13th 2009 - Graham Powers representative Constable T. Brain wrote to Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand stating that Connetable Simon Crowcroft had agreed to be present when the cabinet was opened as an observer and subject to all appropriate requirements of confidentiality. The letter also pointed out that as part of his office Simon Crowcroft was a police officer and subject to disciplinary procedures.End

rico sorda said...

Anon at 7;54

All will be explained over the coming weeks

rs

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

A reader says:

"Question, what was on the tape?from the safe, has Stuart got anything to worry about? and I hope someone has the original or a copy in a safe place."

No - I have nothing to worry about.

And just as a general point, and not concerning this transcript in particular, I have "nothing to worry about" in that sense - and never did have.

The Jersey mafia never had any "dirt" - never had anything that would have worked as "leverage" over me.

Which almost certainly placed me in a unique position amongst prominent, highly active States members.

Which is why - of course - they the felt, in the final analysis, they had no choice other than to oppress me through manufactured "scandal" - by criminalising me - for trying to protect my frail, vulnerable constituents.

I'm happy to say this for a stone-fact - and happy to say so under oath in any objective and impartial court - I have "nothing to worry about" - and nor does Graham Power - and nor does Lenny Harper - concerning any conversations that I had with them at any time.

They were never anything other than good, straight cops, doing their professional duty, in pursuit of the rule of law.

And I was never doing anything other than having entirely proper conversations with them concerning potential crimes, evidenced crimes, clear breakdowns in public sector governance and actual cover-ups of crimes.

Look at it this way:

Some evidence of some kind of "improper" communication between me, and Mr. Power and Mr. Harper was what the Jersey mafia were desperately seeking - all along. It was their 'holy-grail' - the mother-lode - the answer to their prayers - the one thing they have gambled absolutely everything on.

And?

After three years of insane misuses of authority - of overtly corrupt abuses of power - of evidenced criminal conspiracies -of the perversion of the name of the Crown - of lies - of bribery - and gangster-regime oppression - and the criminal misappropriation of millions of pounds of public money - the Jersey oligarchy have been able to find what?

Nothing.

Not one thing.

Not on me - not on Graham Power - not on Lenny Harper.

The people who have "something to be worried about" - are the Bailhache Brothers, Tim Le Cocq, Frank Walker, Ian Le Marquand, Andrew Lewis, Bill Ogley - and two or three Whitehall mandarins.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

and Warcup was the man that Le Marquand wanted,so much so that he said he would resign if Warcup was not appointed

Anonymous said...

Maybe Stuart could let us know why ILM ended up with the transcripts? What would he need them for? What the heck was going on.

Anonymous said...

Why would ILM read such transcripts when they could have been evidence!! lets face it he said he could not read the ACPO reports!

Anonymous said...

le marquand (notice I haven,t even got the respect to give him capitals to his name infact if I could use an even lower case to write his name I would, because in my eyes he is the lowest of the low)is it St Pauls Church that taught him to play GOD? I think not,this idiot is on an agender of his own,the arrogance of this muppet and his mates to break into Mr Powers safe,if Mr Power had sadly died and no one had the key or combination then I would understand but surely this would require some sort of court order, but not for these idiots the court means nothing they are above the law,this was Mr Powers private safe provided for his work and therefore he had sole rites to its personal contents,prosumeably if he had a bank box at HSBC these idiots could make it right so they could open that too,this Islands leaders apart from one or two, are totally out of hand and should be stopped but how is the question,if anyone reading this were to go on Google and dial New zealand news they would see what the Port Workers are doing about it, we must do something,(any ideas)thankyou Rico, Stuart and Trevor without you guys it would all be swept under the carpet.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if the land dealing allegations were on the audio tape.

Somehow I cannot imagine transcripts of the full audio tape or the tape itself being handed over to Wiltshire.

Anonymous said...

21st Jan 2009 the day before the safe breaking during an in camera debate (secret) it would appear states members voted against a full independent inquiry into the suspension. ''but Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand – a former Magistrate and lawyer – said that he would conduct his own review, having taken over the responsibility for the police since the suspension was made''

quote above from here.

http://www.thisisjersey.com/latest/2009/01/22/police-chief-dismissal-notes-were-destroyed/

If the above is correct and States members voted in favour of Mr Le marquand investigation and review why then does he say this.

I anticipated and expected that you would do that. But in the context of how I should now be dealing with the matter what I am not prepared to do, and have not at any point indicated I would do - and indeed made it clear, I believe, in proceedings in the States that I would not do - is to seek to conduct a review of the decision of the Home Affairs Minister when originally suspending. To do that, because the Home Affairs Minister is a corporation sole, effectively I would be reviewing my own decision and that I cannot do

rico sorda said...

Ive nearly finished my research for the next posting. Should be up tonight

rs

Anonymous said...

Andrew Lewis doing business as (d/b/a) home affairs minister is not the same as ILM d/b/a home affairs minister, the office of home affairs minister is a corporate sole the people holding that office are not.

ILM quote
",because the Home Affairs Minister is a corporation sole, effectively I would be reviewing my own decision and that I cannot do."

is another in a long line of deceptive lies ILM has told the house.

however we can now see why, in the states chamber members are referred to by title and not by peoples names.

SOJ inc. a fascist regime

cyril

rico sorda said...

Cyril,


ILM quote
",because the Home Affairs Minister is a corporation sole, effectively I would be reviewing my own decision and that I cannot do."


That is what ILM told Graham Power and his representative during GP's first suspension review. I have asked all States Members if this is right about the corporate sole and the Law Office I received only two replies and no clear answer

We will get one soon

rs

rico sorda said...

Do not miss tonights posting as we delve into the SOJP safe crackers led by Dave Warcup. Believe me it gets worse.

rs

Anonymous said...

Rico

we need to 'understand' the basics of law

the law deals with what's real and with what's fictional

the real (people) are in common law jurisdiction

fictions - (corporations, government etc.) are in administrative jurisdiction which also includes commercial law, admiralty law,enactments etc.

real people can never be corporation soles or corporate individuals if you prefer, simply because we are real

titles (fictional names)eg. mr., mrs., home affairs minister, chief minister, director,resident,individual,driver,sir,the public,taxpayer etc. are all corporate appellations

real people can never be corporate
bodies we can only act as surety or as representatives for these fictions by contract or consent

the corporation known as the states of jersey is a corporate sole, a legal fiction, a dead thing,a corporate individual,de facto, a person, call it what you want but it is not a real thing(occuring in nature)

how can a fiction have any legitimate authority over us, absent our consent,

it cannot

cyril

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

Just to say you are doing an amazing job, to think that you are doing all this & not getting paid makes it even more amazing. What are you going to tell us next !

TJW

Zoompad said...

I have had a comment left on my FOI request concerning the BFMS by the Director of the BFMS Madeline Greenhalgh

RICHARD WEBSTER WAS ONE OF THE BFMS MEMBERS AND HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE HDLG COVER UP

Anonymous said...

Just to add,

all officers of the states of jersey are corporate soles ie;part of the SoJ corporation sole

which begs the obvious question; how can the deputy/ chief of the states of jersey police review former chief of polices' work

both being a corporation sole and all that

that old mexican curse holds true!

cyril

Anonymous said...

A question for Cyril

Re ``which begs the obvious question; how can the deputy/ chief of the states of jersey police review former chief of polices' work both being a corporation sole and all that''

Cyril, if that ``old mexican curse holds true'', may I ask, how does a Court of Law and it's judgements figure in all of this?

For surely, it is as fictional as the the fictional corperation/body that incorporated it??

Or have I missed the point?

rico sorda said...

15mins and it will be posted

Anonymous said...

(on p8)
See new p9:
http://ricosorda.blogspot.com/2012/03/operation-end-game-9-operation-blast.html

(it's not showing up on other blogs again!)