Monday, March 22, 2010
JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Brad Johnson--Who Prosecuted Larry "Maximum" Maxwell--Running For Anoka County Attorney
Photos from the Facebook page of Brad Johnson, blog post by John Hoff
Information floating around as rumor, pieced together with information from Facebook, and verified with a reliable source positively confirm the following: Brad Johnson is running for Anoka County attorney. No other major media outlet has reported this story, but rumor has it the Star Tribune is currently chasing it.
Johnson is the prosecutor who...
...took down Larry "Maximum" Maxwell for mortgage fraud, a matter reported extensively on this blog.
Click here for Part One.
Click here for Part Two.
Click here for Part Three.
Click here for Part Four.
Click here for a report about the "max of the max" sentence imposed.
Click here for Maxwell waiting to learn his fate, including last photo known to exist of Maxwell as a free man.
Click here for the story of Maxwell's defense attorney--Larry Reed--playing last, desperate cards.
Click here for "Maxwell's butt on the line" as jury hears closing arguments.
Reverend Jerry MacAfee expected to take stand, click here.
Excerpts from transcripts about the mortgage fraud deals, click here.
Prosecution rebuttal witness sinks Maxwell, click here.
Identity theft imposter revealed as Jerome Kingrussel, click here.
Prosecution presses forward, Larry Maxwell doomed, click here.
Things not adding up for a lackluster defense, click here.
And, finally, my personal favorite...a PDF file of the Larry Maxwell criminal complaint, in which especially astute readers might find a familiar name from the Jordan Neighborhood.
So far as I can tell, Larry Maxwell was the biggest state court conviction for racketeering EVER in the state of Minnesota. (If anybody has contrary information, please share it)
Brad Johnson also produced a conviction in the Susan Newell / Ed Boler mortgage fraud case, after the efforts of another prosecutor resulted in a mistrial. (To be fair, that result has been attributed to a quirky juror)
Johnson has an understated style with witnesses, making potential foes cooperative and almost friendly. I have watched this guy in action day after day, and the idea of him running a prosecutor's office is very exciting...particularly since some of the mortgage fraud fungus involves cases with properties stretching from Hennepin to Anoka.
This blog is not only reporting this matter but also moving quickly to endorse Brad Johnson.
Brad Johnson, consider yourself endorsed.