Photos By Council Member Don
However, while watching the Larry Maxwell trial, one thing became clear in regard to the name of the person who stole the identity of "J.F." (as investigators call him) and bought 1564 Hillside Ave. N., pictured above, over and over.
Either nobody in the trial actually knew who this guy was or...
...they were going out of their way to avoid saying his name, instead saying "The fake (J.F.)." And why, I wondered, was THAT exactly?
But, at one point in the proceedings, while cross examining prosecution witness Glen Miller, defense attorney Larry Reed seemed to let the name slip in a sort of aside--a kind of winding up to his question--something about when "Kenny Wilson" was impersonating this J.F.
My ears got all pointy and I quickly typed the name into my laptop. I remember feeling a sort of disappointment: some in the Jordan neighborhood were theorizing the fake J.F. might be none other than Jerry Moore, but instead I was stuck with the name of this unknown person: Kenny Wilson. Well, the truth is the truth: that's the name that (apparently) came from the lips of defense attorney Larry Reed. I figured during a break I'd call a source in the Jordan Neighborhood and ask who was this Kenny Wilson.
I ended up texting the info. Soon enough, the call came back:
KENNY Wilson? That would apparently be KENNETH Wilson. Who was he? During the time Ben Myers was the Chair of the Jordan Area Community Council, at some point KENNETH Wilson was functioning as the "safety coordinator." He was, said my source, a "buddy of Jerry Moore." (The former executive director, fired by the "New Majority" JACC Board in the recent Jordan Neighborhood controversies and upheavals)
Well...suddenly I could differentiate the name "Kenny Wilson" from "Adam In The Garden of Eden." Why, Kenny/Kenneth was a "Safety Coordinator" for the Jordan Neighborhood, hard hit by mortgage fraud. (Kenneth or anybody who knows Kenneth is free to come here and add further info, including a defense or denial of Wilson's alleged actions in regard to 1564 Hillside Ave N.)
And another interesting tidbit was introduced into court, though this was on Monday: two documents entered into evidence included information that Jerry Moore had received a $5,000 "referral fee" for the house at 1564 Hillside Avenue North, pictured above. According to both the documents, the money came from the SELLER'S side. This seller would be, of course, Keith Reitman, who is currently a member of the JACC Board and aligned with the "New Majority." One source says Reitman has verbally confirmed having at least one conversation with the FBI over the matter of 1564 Hillside Ave. N.
These photos show the condition of 1564 Hillside Ave. N. when it was sold for around $189,000. (The exact figure from the fraudulent sale to the fake J.F. is not listed in online city or county records at this time) The photos were taken by City Council Member Don Samuels, who provided the photos to a number of people, including one person who forwarded the photos to me. (So the images didn't come DIRECTLY from Samuels, but Samuels gets the photo credit)
Nothing that can't be fixed by a little paint and new shag carpet. (Sarcasm font is broken, notifying the reader manually)
ADDITIONAL INFO: It has come to my attention the fake J.F. is apparently an individual called "Jerome L. Kingrussel." In his odd little verbal aside, Larry Reed may have said "Kingrussel" instead of "Kenny Wilson" with his rather interesting and difficult-to-decipher "Minnesota adjusted sourthern accent" which must surely be a nightmare at times for court reporters.
The fact there may actually BE a Kenny or Kenneth Wilson closely associated with issues in North Minneapolis is just one of life's little mysteries. Consider this post a correction, made in as timely a way as possible as soon as the matter came to my attention. And see, also, New York Times v. Sullivan.
However, to my dying day I will swear the name which seemed to come from the lips of Larry Reed sounded much, much more like "Kenny Wilson" than "Kingrussell"