County WA –
On the evening of June 17, 2015, 48-year-old Richard Alan Finegold of
Stanwood WA made a pathetic, yet well set-up 911 call to the Okanogan
County Sheriff’s Office. He claimed that he had discovered there
were “squatters” at a property he owns, located at 36 E.
Road in Tonasket, WA. Dispatch sent the complaint out as a “Burglary.”
When Deputy Josh
Petker arrived at the residence he met Richard Finegold, Debra Long,
Ruth Brooks, George Abrantes and Michael St. Pierre. Even though Finegold
had been professionally deceived by Debra Long (concerning her attempts
to gain control of St. Pierre and Finegold properties), he had one goal
in mind and that was to use the police to start a contrived and malicious
attack on James Faire and Angela Nobilis. Finegold played the soft spoken,
helpless, paranoid role, but he factually knew at the time he was making
a false report to law enforcement; and we have the proof listed below.
Michael St. Pierre
According to the
police report, the group went to the extreme of advising the deputy
“that Richard had Aspergers Symtom [sic], which made it difficult
to explain things.” The report continued, “Richard's friends
assisted in explaining things when Richard had a hard time finding the
right words.” Any ethical, decent person would have found it difficult
to attack James and Angela after the two had spent countless hours shopping
for and preparing his food, “cleaning up his filth,” and
providing maintenance on his property.
However, after thoroughly
reading the police report it is clear that Richard Finegold set his
conscience aside and had no problem whatsoever. Faire and Nobilis had
also provided care, food and general assistance for Finegold’s
girlfriend, Michele St. Pierre, who had died several days earlier, just
as they did for numerous other individuals who stayed at St. Pierre’s
Stanwood residence (Note: Richard Finegold and Michele St. Pierre were
a couple and they shared three separate properties, one of which was
36 E. Sourdough, where the incident took place and another was the Stanwood
Finegold did quite
well, given his fairytale handicap, at explaining to Deputy Petker how
Faire and Nobilis set up a GoFundMe account to “help with Michele’s
medical bills and living expenses.” And then how he, his friends
and his family became suspicious as, “they had only received three
thousand dollars from the account” when the web site claimed there
had been over nine thousand dollars in donations.
Poor Richard didn't
mention to the deputy that Faire and Nobilis worked seven straight weeks
for them. He didn't mention anything about all the groceries they purchased
with the funds that Faire and Nobilis had raised. He didn’t
say a word about all the gas and time that was consumed by James and
Angela making numerous trips from Stanwood, WA to Tonasket, WA (Sourdough
Property) for Richard and Michele. He also leaves out the facts about
all the household and cleaning items that Faire and Nobilis purchased
with the funds and according to witnesses, “Finegold grossly understated
the amount of cash he received directly from Nobilis.”
In an interview
with Angela Nobilis she stated, “I gave Richard close to six thousand
dollars and the rest was used to purchase food, gas and many other items.”
She continued, “It took a lot of money just to buy the food for
all the people living at St. Pierre’s house in Stanwood.”
And according to our sources, Michele refused any food that was not
organic, grass-fed, and “pure.”
All in all, the
“GoFundMe” account did not belong to Richard or his family.
It was set up by Angela Nobilis and was in her name for the purpose
of helping her friend, which it did. In short, it was her absolute right
to distribute it as needed for Michele St. Pierre.
Any prudent person
knows that it costs money to administrate anything, especially the care
for a person dying of cancer (Michele St. Pierre). Only worthless human
beings would damn James Faire and Angela Nobilis for their exemplary
actions and only a corrupt, conscienceless Okanogan County Prosecutor
named Karl Sloan would charge them with crimes for their unbelievably
heartfelt and valiant efforts to assist their friends, Richard and Michele.
Bottom line – Prosecutor Sloan’s charge of theft against
James and Angela is simply an extension of his “god syndrome”
- without one fact - not one single shred of evidence.
Finegold told another
blatant lie that night when he told the officer, “he really doesn’t
know that much about James and Angela.” He knew good and well
that he sat on his worthless butt for many weeks while they took care
of him and fed him and everyone else in the household. The fact is,
Richard knew them very well.
of the falsity of Finegold’s complaints to Deputy Petker
assertion that Faire and Nobilis stole from Nobilis’ own GoFundMe
account has been exposed above as nothing more or less than a “professional,
self-proclaimed victim’s” (Richard Finegold) effort to gain
sympathy and assistance from a police officer by deceitful means. This
Theft issue was used by Debra Long to enable her to gain control of
Richard, George and the other conspirators, to enhance her “plans
to steal Michele and Richard’s properties.”
The following emails
between James (Strat), Angela, Michele and Richard show that Finegold
knew Faire and Nobilis were at his property and that they had complete
permission to be there as far back as 2012. The following emails also
prove that Richard Finegold committed a crime when he gave the false
information about “not knowing James and Angela very well”
to officer Petker. These emails completely refute Prosecutor Sloan’s
false criminal charges of “Trespass” and “Theft”
against James Faire and Angela Nobilis.
from Michele St. Pierre to James Faire and Angela Nobilis – 11-15-14:
Thanks so much for going up [36 Sourdough] and checking. It really
means a lot to our peace of mind.
I would not be
adverse at all if you wanted to clean up the place. I was really in
a lot of pain before we left so could not handle much. We are toying
with the idea of coming over and staying for a while, but I am still
pretty weak, although improving slightly each day.
on the market!! Yeah! I could pay you $15.00/hour for any work, my problem
being we don’t have much money until the listing sells. If you
don’t mind waiting to get paid, we are good. Just let me know
what you want to do.
I know you don’t
have an oven, so if you want to stage Thanksgiving at our place, that
would be fine. I don’t know if we’ll make it over there,
but we might! Especially if you are cooking…;-)
Glad that you
got some taters… We’ve been eating what Richard got for
a while now. Plus, if you think you can sell the Lister Generator, please
do and keep the money. I know that you could really use it now.
If you need
to stage any stuff at our property [Sourdough], prior to your move,
Loves and hugs,
An email from Michele
to Angela and Strat (James) in September of 2014 states, “Dear
Angel and Strat – Thanks so much for watching out for our property
(36 E. Sourdough)…Love you so much and miss you terribly and home
as well.” Michele then refers to a trip Richard plans
on making to Sourdough – “Don’t know if you
can hook up but I know Richard would love to see you.”
Pictures have been
deleted from the following text exchanges due to space:
Richard Finegold (to Angela Nobilis) - I have a list: Water ozonater (small box, about 1/4 the size of a
shoe box, with a tube/ball sticking out, left of the stove in lower
cupboard); large pie plates (6-8 of them); medium/large drinking glasses
(about 5" high, cylindrical with one step); large/soup spoons;
bamboo serving tray (might be above fridge or above cupboards, might
still be in plastic wrap); bamboo cooking utensils; Gibson guitar (hard
case) Ovation Preacher guitar USB device in office by router, include
power and anything plugged into it); canned pet food; pajama bottoms;
soft pants/leggings (not jeans, no rear pockets);
Richard Finegold - underwear; flannel shirts; plain t-shirts
Richard Finegold - the USB thing pictured is on the left side of the room, on the desk,
toward the window; I think it has a USB flash drive plugged in; bring
it with its network cable.
Angela Nobilis-Faire - Richard, should we bring amplifiers for the guitar? Also, are we
bringing over clothes for both of you? We will be headed over tmrw,
so if you think of more stuff, let us know. We have most things packed,
except for clothes...
Angela Nobilis-Faire - This is what we found with respect to the usb thing. Is it what you
are expecting? Is there a device that sits on it that we should find?
Richard Finegold - that's exactly it (usb)! Nothing plugged into the top at this time.
Angela Nobilis-Faire - Excellent! Do you need clothes? I know about Michele's, got those
packed. Also, amplifier for guitar, is that a yes or no?
Richard Finegold - Amps are ok but not Crate or Taxi (batteries dead)
Angela Nobilis-Faire - Strat says there is a peavy and a bigger one...
Richard Finegold - For me, just jeans and underwear and socks; I have shirts and shoes.
Bring Peavy and bigger one.
Angela Nobilis-Faire - Ok on amps. And your clothes. Someone named Bruce Morton would like
to come visit on Sunday. Are you two up for that? If so, what time?
Richard Finegold - That'd be okay, in the afternoon.
Angela Nobilis-Faire - Ok, I will let him know
Richard Finegold - Have him contact Michele in the morning before coming over (in case
she's having a bad day). But okay otherwise
Angela Nobilis-Faire - Will do...
Richard Finegold - Thank you so much!
Angela Nobilis-Faire - Ok, I will get some clothes out together for you and we will load
the amps. Looking to leave in the AM. I have a hotspot, so comm's are
available except thru the pass. I will msg you when we are enroute.
Cannot wait to see you!
Richard Finegold - We want to see you two too!
Angela Nobilis-Faire - See you tomorrow! If you think of anything else you need in the next
hour or so, let me know...
Richard Finegold - Will you be bringing more garlic (any left)?
Angela Nobilis-Faire - I will pick out the best ones. The bulbs are starting to dry out...
Richard Finegold - Yay!
Richard Finegold - Oh, one more thing: the cordless phones. One at kitchen bar, one
at front hall by coat rack above or below table, one on each side of
master bedroom's bed.
One of the cradles
is unoccupied (we grabbed one of the phones by mistake). They have an
intercom system (base station is on "my" side of the bed)
that we should be able to use.
Angela Nobilis-Faire - We will be rolling in about 15 minutes. The rig is loaded and has
a bearing/rear axle issue, so we will be taking it easy. Will check
in through the trip
Without going into
the complete conspiracy behind this false prosecution case, I’ll
move forward and factually expose Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan.
Officer Petker bought
into Richard Finegold’s false complaints on the evening of June
17, 2015, hook, line, and sinker.
The very next day
James and Angela arrived at the Sourdough property to pick up their
belongings and they were cornered and attacked by Debra Long and an
out of control and “very dangerous 300-plus pound George Abrantes.”
According to witnesses
(even the state’s), as soon as James and Angela exited their pickup,
Abrantes went after them with a loggers chain as he and Long intentionally
blocked the two in the driveway at 36 E. Sourdough. In James’
effort to exit the driveway, Debra Long was pinned under the truck and
Abrantes was struck as Faire was desperately attempting to get away
from his violent assault. Long died and Abrantes was sent to the hospital.
This evidence proves Prosecutor Sloan factually knows that James
Faire was attempting to avoid Abrantes’ Assault, not commit Murder.
James and Angela
rushed to Tonasket, where they could receive cell phone coverage and
they called 911 to inform police of the incident. Finegold’s false
police report made the night before had already set the stage. The police
arrived and immediately arrested James Faire and Angela Nobilis. Both
were charged with Murder, Trespass and Theft. The Murder charge against
Nobilis was later dropped, however James remains in jail to this day,
facing 1st degree Murder.
Uses KREM 2 to Deceive the Public
Sheriff Frank Rogers
went on the local news the evening of June 19, 2015, just one day after
the incident and gave the public the sensational news of squatters and
a murder. KREM 2 News published the headline, “Tonasket squatters
fatally run over woman.” KREM 2 reported on June 19, 2015: “County
Sheriff's Office arrested two people Thursday after deputies said they
ran over the friends of a homeowner's house they were squatting in near
rare, the hardest part for us to wrap our head around is, who in their
mind goes and moves into somebody else's house?" said Sheriff Frank
Rogers of Okanogan County.
It is alarming that
an elected law enforcement officer can publicly lie about a case, having
had less than 24 hours to investigate and also that the local news would
rush to feed that lie to the public. It is amazing that the citizens
of Okanogan County, WA blindly allow such outrageous deception to take
In hindsight, Sheriff
Rogers and the partially false police reports produced in this case
provide much of the motive for Prosecutor Sloan and his co-conspirators
to continue their false prosecution of Faire and Nobilis. Sloan and
all Okanogan law enforcement involved in this manufactured case need
to read the emails above and then they should all resign…period.
was contacted by a relative of James Faire shortly after the incident
and we immediately began our investigation. Within days of the incident
it was clear that this was a case of self-defense and before long we
discovered the conspiracy that had been started by none other than the
now deceased Debra Long. This was in late June of 2015.
By July 9, 2015,
we had concluded that James Faire and Angela Nobilis were innocent of
any wrongdoing whatsoever and I called Okanogan Sheriff Frank Rogers.
He took my name and said that his chief deputy would call me back.
On July 15, 2015,
I received a call from Chief Deputy Steve Brown who took my factual
information and phone number. He assured me he would pass this information
on to Detective Kreg Sloan (Prosecutor Karl Sloan’s brother) who
was handling the case. I have never heard from Detective Sloan, and
law enforcement from Okanogan County, WA has failed to question all
but one of the witnesses I provided them.
Prosecutor Karl Sloan
On July 23, 2015,
I wrote to Prosecutor Karl Sloan, telling him about the facts we had
uncovered. To date, and after publishing most all of the pertinent facts
in this case, I haven’t heard one word from this spineless, elected
official, who has proven to be nothing more than a dishonest and treacherous
Only Unbiased Eye Witness
The witness I provided
who police did interview is Boyd McPherson. McPherson was not associated
with James and Angela in any way. Faire had simply hired him to help
retrieve Faire’s belongings from the Sourdough property.
told the police how Abrantes violently attacked James and Angela. He
stated, “Jim parked in the front of the house and as soon as he
got out the heavy set guy and the gal approached the driver’s
door. The guy started swinging his chain. Jim showed extreme discipline
getting back into his truck. I saw the driver’s side mirror shatter
and the window flex as it was struck by the chain.
“The two then
focused their attention on Angela who was sitting in the passenger seat,
yelling and screaming obscenities at her. As they got to the front of
the truck the gal in the orange shirt [Debra Long] was literally trying
to tie herself to the front of Jim’s truck to keep Jim from leaving.”
Wow! And Okanogan
County Prosecutor Karl Sloan wants the public to believe that James
Faire Murdered Debra Long. I can only conclude that Sloan is beyond
corrupt, he is dangerous to all and he is using his police power to
factually torture two wonderful human beings.
truthful and unbiased story just doesn’t fit into the corrupt
Okanogan County game plan. Had the detectives and prosecutor acted on
his information they would have had to drop their false charges. They
couldn’t let this happen because it would have shown the citizens
of Okanogan County that their Sheriff had lied to them on KREM 2 news.
It would have shown the citizens that the detectives they employ concocted
a false criminal case and it would show that their elected prosecutor
had falsely charged two innocent people.
James Faire, who
has not had competent counsel since his arrest, remains lodged in the
Okanogan County Jail and Angela Nobilis still faces her not only false
but ridiculous criminal charges.
At the very least,
Prosecutor Karl Sloan and his brother, Detective Kreg Sloan (main case
investigator) have both violated Title
18 Section 242. After reading the facts of this case, including
the facts the police have produced, any prudent person will clearly
see that the Sloan brothers have also violated Title
18 Section 241, in that they have had to conspire in this case.
Read the above laws,
and you will see that the “shoe fits” the Sloan brothers
Note: The US~Observer has been informed that Richard Finegold’s
father, Alvin Finegold of Bellevue WA and Michael Fritch of Loomis,
CA have been communicating with Prosecutor Karl Sloan in attempts to
promote the false charges against Faire and Nobilis. We are currently
investigating both individuals and will soon report our findings to
I wonder if
Sloan’s family is aware that he has an innocent man locked in
a cell? Are his neighbors and associates aware? Do they know that Karl
has ignored criminal acts and therefore protected people who have factually
committed serious crimes – George Abrantes having committed attempted
felony assault and Richard Finegold having committed the crime of filing
a false police report. It has also been alleged that Finegold has committed
theft of Faire and Nobilis’ personal property.
I assure Karl
Sloan that his visions of grandeur, of wanting to become a judge will
soon be only visions - forever. I also assure this conscienceless human
being that everyone will know exactly what he is doing and what he has
bought into before I’m through with my exposure. In other words,
everyone will know the real Karl Sloan…
If you are
disgusted by the factual abuse being perpetrated against James Faire
and Angela Nobilis, call Prosecutor Karl Sloan at 509-422-7280 and let
- Anyone with information on this case (especially the Sloan brothers
and Richard and Alvin Finegold) is urged to contact Edward Snook at
541-474-7885 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
information and ways to materially and otherwise support James Faire
are at the following Faire Fight Foundation sites: