His law partner (Tim Faver) is our current County Attorney; has been for many years and through many elections.
Atty. Tim Faver's office where he's an assistant county attorney.
has been known to spend thousands trying to avoid returning a $500 (max. est. value) hunting bow, which, it was eventually ruled, the County
had no right to keep. (See Schieferdecker Loses Beltrami Bow Case, NH of 01/15/02 in The Library, v.7, at northernherald.com) Court records are littered with other cases Shieferdecker has tried, appealed and lost.
married to Rebecca Signe Anderson, daughter of Minn. Supreme Court Justice Russell Anderson, so he
can pretty much do what he
job in the Co.
Atty.'s office is pretty much secure; after all, it's just the taxpayers' money, and in Beltrami County
, which has returned Faver
to office many times, that's like so many sheep waiting to be shorn.
At the hearing, not Schieferdecker, but Mr. Faver
, appeared and told the Court, "I'm satisfied that the State could not meet it's burden of proof" of showing that the money was, in any way, drug-related.
Beltrami County Attorney Tim Faver has brought no charges against Coen or UMMHC as a result of the cited incidents.
1 No. 8 11/24/95 ----------------------------- BEMIDJI
POLICE CHIEF MAY BE UNDER INVESTIGATION BUT COUNTY ATTORNEYS HAVE FAILED TO ACT IN A YEAR AND A HALF ON ALLEGED DOUBLE-BILLING SCHEME; FAVER
, MUHAR REFUSE COMMENT NOW.
So the City asked Tim Faver, Beltrami County Attorney, to investigate.
"I think it's [the county attorney's] job to see that it's looked at from a proper perspective," said the Bemidji official.
Even though County Attorney Tim Faver received the information in spring of 1994, and as of this date, no charges have been brought, Faver refuses to comment on the matter.
, "I don't comment on things that are or are not under investigation.
Per Shealy, Tim Faver, Beltrami County Attorney, referred the case to the Itasca County Attorney, Jack Muhar, possibly to avoid conflict of interest, and to determine if criminal charges or other disciplinary action should be brought against Tell for wrongfully obtaining the reimbursements.
The matter was turned over to the BCA for investigation, and they reported their findings to Tim Faver, Beltrami County Attorney, who then, on May 9, 1994, per Faver, sent the case to Jack Muhar, Itasca County Attorney at Grand Rapids, to determine if charges should be brought.
The matter was turned over to Tim Faver, Beltrami County Attorney to determine if criminal charges were indicated.
But, as it involved the Police Chief, Faver referred it, due to conflict of interest, to Jack Muhar, Itasca County Attorney at Grand Rapids, as special prosecutor.
later said in a late-1995 interview, "I would expect that any prosecutor would handle matters promptly," but had not acted to bring about action by Muhar.
, Tom Charbono, et. al.; case no. 04-CV-2728).
Accordingly, Beltrami County's corrupt (our opinion) County Attorney, Tim Faver, filed none.
The alleged private meeting between Preece and the foreman has resulted in the need for two more trials at inestimable public expense, including court time, jury fees, witness fees, and work by the county attorney and his staff (County Attorney Tim Faver is now trying to get his job upgraded to full-time with a higher pay scale).
The first arose only days after Richard Lory was arrested when County Attorney Tim Faver made the strong public statement that the slain boy (Bruce Bradach Jr.) was not one of the rapists.
, interviewed after trial Wednesday, told Northern Herald that he
didn't think that had anything to do with the high bail that was initially set.
But in August of 1993, Faver
is quoted in The Pioneer as stating that he
requested high bail "because the boy in question [involved in the rape] was not Bruce Bradach Jr." Bail was set at $300,000.
The miscommunication which led to this statement by Faver
, just before maintaining media silence on the case, is overwhelming.
said Wednesday, "The statement I made was based on law enforcement data.
Questioned on this, Faver
said, "No evidence has been submitted to my office to warrant a charge.
But Heather's testimony is evidence, and the Beltrami County Attorney's office
has a history of bringing charges, when it sees fit, based upon oral evidence alone.
If no evidence has been submitted to Faver's
office, then it is not readily understandable why Heather's statements to police were not submitted to him.
As to the DNA testing, Faver's
office has steadfastly refused to release information as to whether it showed Bruce Bradach Jr. to have been involved in the rape.
If positive, it would tend to confirm what Heather Lory has said, and further cast doubt upon Faver's
Linda Lory claims to have received a call from an employee at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, where the DNA tests are done, wherein the employee told her that "Faver had put a stop on [part of the DNA testing].
Police claim to have submitted a report of the assault to Tim Faver, Beltrami County Attorney, but as of this printing it is not known whether Faver intends to bring charges on the matter. ---------------------- MILLER PLANS APPEAL OF LORY CONVICTION From Vol.
Officer Charboneau could not be contacted for comment at presstime, and Bemidji Police Department referred inquiry regarding the matter to Tim Faver, Beltrami County Attorney.
reported that a juvenile charge of fifth degree assault has been brought against a 15-year old girl for allegedly spraying the pepper spray, and another girl had been charged with disorderly conduct, but knew of no other persons, from the police investigation report, against whom charges were recommended.
In first offense juvenile fifth degree assault charges generally, likely sentences include probation, community service and restitution, he