& Malicious Prosecution in Shady Cove
Cove, Oregon – In November of 2003, Rick Mori purchased
a parcel of land in an un-recorded subdivision in the old “Cove”
section of town.
subdivision is governed by an entity referred to as the Shady Cove Property
Owners Association (SCPOA). Rick Mori had no idea that this group had
a set of highly questionable bylaws at the time he purchased his lot.
Past president of the SCPOA Jean Lund reportedly created the faulty
bylaws and according to some, “she and other officers feathered
their own nests” by creating them. In all actuality anyone entering
the subdivision from Riverside Drive is trespassing according to the
flawed bylaws. Legally speaking, the bylaws should have virtually no
authority on the basis that they haven’t been voted on by members,
nor have members agreed to the terms contained in them. 15 out of 27
property owners in the subdivision have refused to pay dues or participate
in the bylaws, which should be unenforceable, but apparently are enforceable
when it comes down to the filing of a false criminal charge.
Rick Mori began questioning the bylaws in that they state, no property
owner can appropriate any of the roads, common area or river frontage
for private use as that constitutes a trespass, the “_ _ _ _ hit
the fan.” All of a sudden the Shady Cove Police arrived, issuing
Mori a ticket for criminal trespass. Mori appeared in Shady Cove Municipal
Court expecting to defend a certain accusation only to find that the
accusation had changed. He was readily found guilty in the small kangaroo
court and has appealed his case into Jackson County Circuit Court. After
Mori filed his appeal the City of Shady Cove conveniently dropped the
criminal charge down to a mere violation. This move eliminated Mori’s
right to a jury trial and it clearly exposed the fact that the original
charge was bogus from its conception.
US~Observer’s investigation has clearly shown this case to be
false and malicious. Mori’s neighbor Jody Saling was the person
who signed the ticket to have Mori sighted for criminal trespass. Saling
was apparently upset with the fact that Mori had purchased his lot and
was building a home directly across from Saling’s living room.
Saling has since joined the Shady Cove Police force and moved from his
residence in the subdivision…And Mori’s expense of fighting
the false and ridiculous charge against him continues. Don’t miss
our next edition wherein we will detail this false and malicious prosecution
and all the players involved.
with information on Jody Saling, Jean Lund or anyone else involved in
this obviously false prosecution is urged to contact Edward Snook at