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Owner of former Yellow House Store files lawsuit against KU Police Department, detective

February 15, 2012

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Carrie Neighbors, an owner of the former Yellow House Store in Lawrence serving an eight-year federal prison sentence for convictions in a wire fraud and conspiracy case, has filed a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court against the Kansas University Police Department and a detective, Michael Riner.

The suit, which Neighbors filed without an attorney, alleges there was no jurisdiction for federal obstruction charges to be filed against Neighbors in connection with an investigation into a laptop stolen from the KU campus, and she also accuses Riner of falsely testifying in the case.

Neighbors was convicted in a stolen goods case, and she and her husband, Guy Neighbors, have accused prosecutors and police of corruption.

“We will vigorously defend this case in court,” said Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman. “But it’s important to note that a federal jury convicted this plaintiff of 12 counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. The Court of Appeals just last month affirmed that conviction.”

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 5 years ago

How many more years will it be until we can read about the Yellow House Store in the 25 years ago, 40 years ago, and 100 years ago column?

Hong_Kong_Phooey 5 years ago

I'm guessing it will be in 25, 40, and 100 years...

matahari 5 years ago

Ha, she's and everyready bunny!

somebodynew 5 years ago

Well Ron, we will probably be reading about this in the 25 and 40 years ago, while still reading about new filings in the regular paper. Somethings just never go away.

denak 5 years ago

Was it really necessary to post the whole complaint? Wouldn't a link been more efficient? I don't know anyone who is going to read the whole thing in that format. After a few posts, one's eyes start to blur.

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

We'll be seeing all these posts again and again and again. Nobody is going to read all that, but it floats smitty's boat in some odd way.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Alex, it's time to through out the trash.

been_there 5 years ago

It's like that song that use to play at the end of that kids show with lambchop and Shari Lewis. This is a song that never ends, It just goes on and on my friends, Some people started singing it not knowing what it was And they'll continue singing it forever just because,

been_there 5 years ago

When Carrie loses her lawsuit, doesn't KU then get to sue her to recover legal fees?

skinny 5 years ago

Who wants to bet this case will be throw out within thirty days? There is a reason why this woman is sitting in jail!!

I wonder if Smitty and Merrill are one and the same???

Here come those black helicopters again! WOW!

LadyJ 5 years ago

Alex, how about a collapsing all comments so smitty's (and merrill's) comments would automatically be shrunk to about 6 or 8 lines. Just a thought.

Alceste 5 years ago

Big deal, "Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman": Richard M. Nixon was pardoned by President Gerald Ford which underscores just how really whack the "legal system" is. shrug

“We will vigorously defend this case in court,” said Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman. “But it’s important to note that a federal jury convicted this plaintiff of 12 counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. The Court of Appeals just last month affirmed that conviction.”

shadowlady 5 years ago

I just wonder why Jill Jess feels the need to remind everyone what Carrie was convicted of, when everyone knows already, also makes me wonder if there isn't a bit of truth in what Carrie says. It hasn't been that long ago, that people from K U were convicted of that ticket scandal. What's to say that Carrie is right and that guy did lie?? It does give me food for thought.

Hong_Kong_Phooey 5 years ago

Because, in order to convict in the first place, the prosecution had to show grounds for the charges. She was convicted. Then the appellate court looked at it and, if her attorneys had been incompetent in her defense by, say, failing to object to evidence that would have a substantive impact on the outcome, thereby preserving the issue for appeal, the court would have sent it back or ordered a new trial; they did not. Her conviction was affirmed. What does that mean? This suit is going nowhere.

Richard Payton 5 years ago

Since, Smitty thinks all officers are on the take then why hasn't this guy been hit with a taser gun? Would appreciate if Smitty's tripe would be placed in a smaller font such as 6 point size.

MarcoPogo 5 years ago

I'm sorry, I missed all the earlier stuff about the case. Smitty, could you re-post that info so we can know what's going on?

Gayla Bieker 5 years ago

exactly......Smitty is a relative of Neighbors, she'll post on here til she dies..No one is interested anymore. Neighbors is where she needs to be and this lawsuit will be thrown out by the judge.

Paula Kissinger 5 years ago

Ms. Neighbors should pay attention to what happens when someone fraudently accuses a KUPD officer of such things. This spring, ret. det. sgt. Riner and I will be attending a parole hearing for an individual who has been incarcerated for the past 31...that's right...31 years in a state penal facility. That individual, of the same IQ as Ms. Neighbors apparently, sued us for $56 million for such claims and recovered nothing. Ms. Neighbors just needs to find a new hobby that she can enjoy during her stay in penal incarceration for that is going to be her future for a good long time due to decent law enforcement officers doing their job...just their job.

somedude20 5 years ago

I wonder what a Honey Badger looks like naked (no fur)

Does the ice cream snickers bar really satisfy as much as the candy bar?

Do you think Christina Hendricks will ever do a nude scene.

As humans evolve, will we stop pooping?

All of these questions are way more important than any smut that has been printed on this page

lily 5 years ago

I like the candy bar better.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years ago

Another reason for a looser pay court system.

goodcountrypeople 5 years ago

Personally I have witnessed the KU cops engage in some far less than above board, professional, and honest actions. Conflict-of-interest sucks in law enforcement. These yahoos seem to be totally in the pocket of local movers and shakers, not a group to come out smelling like roses. They strike me as crooked.

goodcountrypeople 5 years ago

Personally I have witnessed the KU cops engage in some far less than above board, professional, and honest actions. Conflict-of-interest sucks in law enforcement. These yahoos seem to be totally in the pocket of local movers and shakers, not a group to come out smelling like roses. They strike me as crooked.

goodcountrypeople 5 years ago

Personally I have witnessed the KU cops engage in some far less than above board, professional, and honest actions. Conflict-of-interest sucks in law enforcement. These yahoos seem to be totally in the pocket of local movers and shakers, not a group to come out smelling like roses. They strike me as crooked.

BlackVelvet 5 years ago

Any facts to back up your claims?

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

I expect not but posting it three times should count for something, shouldn't it?

Paula Kissinger 5 years ago

"Personally I have witnessed the KU cops engage in some far less than above board, professional, and honest actions. Conflict-of-interest sucks in law enforcement. These yahoos seem to be totally in the pocket of local movers and shakers, not a group to come out smelling like roses. They strike me as crooked."

Please...do share your observations...

somebodynew 4 years, 10 months ago

Post a link or something please. I haven't read that yet. I am not surprised, but somehow I don't think Smitty will get around to posting a link (maybe select copy and paste, but not the whole thing).

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