Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff
I don't have all the details, yet, nor did I have any writing paper when word reached me, so I used my thigh as a notepad to make sure I remembered the numbers: Jerome Kingrussell, the "Imposter Foster" at the center of the mortgage fraud at 1564 Hillside Ave. N., had his parole revoked today.
He DID show up for the hearing, contrary to which way I would have wagered at the time I wrote this blog post, click here.
The hearing lasted two hours. Brad Johnson, the prosecutor who...
...sent Larry Maxwell to prison as the "big fish" in the same fraud, was the prosecutor at the parole revocation hearing. Reportedly, Kingrussell played his "fake it to make it" card, claiming he'd taken some kind of "classes" in Iowa, and now he was a different person who realized he needed to think of the impact on others before taking negative actions. Kingrussell tried to claim he had a relationship with a woman and they had a "daughter" together. Well, it turned out "daughter" was an inflated way of saying "I have affection for this child who is not mine, and belongs to my girlfriend."
Kingrussell's lawyer aggressively fought for his client's interests, going after the lone prosecution witness, a probation officer named Amy Anderson.
"You never liked him. Just admit it. YOU NEVER WANTED TO DO ANYTHING FOR HIM."
The sentences above are not a direct quote, but convey the spirit of what the lawyer tried to pull off, according to my source who was present.
Kingrussell's lawyer tried to beat the drum about how Kingrussell had taken a long, solitary journey from Iowa to testify in the Maxwell case...how Kingrussell had incurred his own expenses...so loud and long was the drum beaten about that journey from Iowa you'd think Kingrussell was the Virgin Mary, bringing fourth Baby Jesus, with no warm welcome at the inn...instead of a crackhead who participated in the theft of a good citizen's name and associated credit.
Ultimately, none of the defense lawyer's tricks worked but Kingrussell enjoyed two more hours of freedom, more or less, sitting there in court. His parole was revoked, back to prison he goes, with the most "credit for time served" I've ever seen by, like, 900 days or so.
More details when I have them.