On January 12, 2016, it was reported by The Oregonian, that a self-proclaimed “U.S. Superior Court judge”, Bruce Doucette, who has been involved in past property rights protests in other states arrived Tuesday in Burns with plans to convene an extra-legal “citizens grand jury” that he said will review evidence that public officials may have committed crimes.
Bruce Doucette, Is reported as being indicted today, the following article publish by the Boulder Daily Camera.
‘People’s Grand Jury’ accused of threatening elected officials, judges across Boulder County and Colorado
Victims in case include Boulder County’s DA, sheriff and county commissioners
By Mitchell Byars
Boulder Daily Camera POSTED:04/07/2017 11:08:28 AM MDT
Eight Colorado residents who were part of what they dubbed the “People’s Grand Jury” have been indicted on allegations they threatened dozens of elected officials and judges across the state, including Boulder County’s sheriff, district attorney and county commissioners.
Members of the group, according to the state grand-jury indictment released today, are accused of threatening officials with arrest on treason charges, filing false liens against them and distributing flyers near some of the officials’ homes when court cases involving the defendants did not go their way.
Brian Baylog, Janis Blease, Steven Byfield, David Coffelt, Bruce Doucette, Laurence Goodman, Stephen Nalty and Harlan Smith were indicted on counts including violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, attempting to influence a public servant, extortion, retaliation against a judge, criminal impersonation, failure to pay taxes and offering a false instrument for recording.
According to the indictment — which was returned March 30, but not released by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office until today — the eight defendants are accused of being “part of a long-term scheme and endeavor to initially attempt to influence various Colorado-based public servants… who in their legal capacities had responsibilities related to a legal matter which involved a member of this enterprise.”
The indictment said that when cases involving one of the defendants did not go his or her way, other members would “engage in a methodical series of actions and statements specifically targeting the… public servants who had a designated role of some form” in the case.
The officials contacted by the defendants and named as victims in the case are from several jurisdictions, including Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, Pueblo and Gilpin counties.
The officials from Boulder County who were named as victims include Sheriff Joe Pelle, District Attorney Stan Garnett, Judge Karolyn Moore and all three county commissioners.
Some of the other reported victims include former Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey, Pueblo County District Attorney Jeff Chostler and Gilpin County Sheriff Bruce Hartman, along with numerous prosecutors, public defenders, judges and even a coroner.
Arrest warrants were issued for all eight defendants, with bond amounts ranging from $350,000 to $100,000.
The racketeering charges are Class 2 felonies that could carry a prison sentence of eight to 24 years.doucette_et_al