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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


State's Attorney
Richard Riha
Assistant State's Attorney
Cynthia Feland
Assistant State's Attorney
Lloyd Suhr

After a series of articles written by himself (Joe Paduda, nationally prominent analyst), and top author Peter Rousmaniere at Risk and Insurance (Blunting Political Vindictiveness), the top periodical of workman’s compensation, WorkCompCentral started to get a whiff of something rotten in the state of Nodak and started an interesting process of investigation.  It seems that the more Burleigh County Assistant State’s Attorney says, the more curiouser and curiouser things get.

Joe Paduda’s article of January 12, 2010 “Fact Checking – North Dakota Style”, begins to put the hot, hot spotlight on the shenanigans that were used to convict former North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance CEO Sandy Blunt. It is not a pretty sight. He provides a nice summary of the situation saying:

Turns out that the prosecutor who brought the charges, Cynthia Feland, knew that failing to collect the moving expenses was not a crime - yet she brought charges anyway.

She had in writing that the ND Attorney General advised state auditors in October of 2006 that the exec did not voluntarily leave and thus there was no legal authority to collect. This fact was then put in writing to Feland a year before the trial and she

- added it as a crime just weeks before the trial and

- withheld the memo proving it was all legally done, thereby not giving the defense exculpatory evidence she was legally required to provide."

That's a big assumption, as her comments could have referred to any of the other posts I've written about the Blunt case, but as the possible withholding of exculpatory evidence is the most egregious of the prosecutor's actions, I'll focus on it.

Ms. Feland has now made public statements that authors have been incorrect in their interpretation of the events and situation of the Sandy Blunt case. Will she give a straight answer to Paduda’s latest query?:

Ms Feland made an assumption of her own in her note to Kidd; in fact I have read the relevant parts of the transcript, and searched the entire transcript for any mention of the memo in question. Couldn't find any reference to it anywhere. Now, I'm certainly no attorney, so it's possible I didn't look for the right words. So I've asked Ms Feland to tell me exactly where the memo is mentioned in the transcript, when it was placed into evidence, and/or any other official documentation that it was shared with Blunt before or during the trial.

I'll keep you posted.

For more background check out the Sandy Blunt Persecution section of The Dakota Beacon website.

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For God will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. Eccl. 12:14

chatcath on January 13, 2010 at 03:41 pm

I don’t want to wait for GOD.  I want good honest ethical people with integrity to stand up and do it.  A few more people like Steve Cates and Joe Paduda and it will happen.

Madknuk on January 13, 2010 at 04:57 pm

Feland running for a Judge position we are all in trouble!!!!

Madknuk on January 14, 2010 at 10:40 am
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All three of these individuals shown above should be investigated. They are all dirty. I have followed a few of their cases and know a few of the “suspects” they have charged out in a so called “court of law” lies lies lies… is what they tell. They should all be tried for perjury.

its all coming to an end on January 15, 2010 at 02:22 am

h Dakota’s Workforce Safety and Insurance. I met Sandy Blunt at a conference in DC a number of years ago and had been following the turn-around he was effecting in North Dakota’s system. He struck me as progressive, innovative, and very sharp - it seemed a real coup for North Dakota to have his services. Then came a series of surprising charges resulting in his ouster. In following the case, it appears that most of these charges were minor, trumped up administrative issues, such as spending a few hundred dollars on lunches and gift certificat

Dress on April 22, 2010 at 08:26 am
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It’s unreal the things people do to each other in this world. This story really disappointments me. This makes me wonder about people in general. It sure doesn’t help with my overall outlook.

Tony on January 10, 2011 at 03:36 pm


Keep your eyes peeled.

I think it is about to hit the fan.

Lots going on that I can not talk about.

Steve Cates on January 10, 2011 at 04:27 pm
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i lose a little faith in mankind every time I read articles like this. Where is common decency? Where is doing what is right even if no one is watching? I fear what the world is soon coming to when people cheat other with so little shame.

mary on June 28, 2012 at 09:42 pm

ND SUPREME COURTS IS CORRUPT that is why it is taking so long to Rule on the Feland suspension.  Keep the FAITH Mary Good Always Triumphs Over Evil!

Madknuk on July 11, 2012 at 09:43 am
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