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County Alters Minutes to add Stone Case

Thomas Stone

Lassen County Administrative Officer

Hired: December 6, 2010

Fired: July 12, 2011

Filed Claim: January 6, 1012

Filed Lawsuit: July 25, 2012


Lassen County Settled to Avoid a Public Trial

After the Court allowed the Plaintiff to add Jim Chapman, Jack Hanson as Defendants, the County decided to settle


 Bertotti/Hanson  Hanson

Stone Contract

January 2012

Stone Claim


July 2012

 Stone lawsuit    


October 2012

Amended lawsuit


December 2012:

Cty Dismissal Req    Stone Response


January 2013

Court Order

New Lawsuit



October 10, 2013

The Reasons Jack Hanson Had to Go

and the Reasons

Why Pyle and Chapman Can't Stay

Click Here



September 11, 2013

Stone Case Heard Today

in Judge Holmers Court

Visiting Judge Holmer heard, via Court Call, the Tom Stone case this morning.

The Judge ruled partially to sustain Mr. Stone's Demurrer. Judge Holmer wanted the complaint to include specificity (actual dates the defamation by Supervisor Pyle occurred). He granted Stones attorney 30 days to amend his complaint.

The Lassen County Times has again put themselves in a bad situation. They printed Pyle's defamatory statement but, as of yet the paper, has not been named in Stone's lawsuit.

The LCT recently printed a libelous and defamatory statement made by Supervisor Wosick.  The LCT admitted having a copy of the court document, which Wosick referenced, when they reprinted Wosick's statement. The Court document does not support Wosick's statement and the Lassen County Times is again responsible. 



April 15, 2013

Fired Lassen County CAO's Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Rescheduled to April 30, 2013  @ 9:00 AM


April 5, 2013


Thomas Stone  v  Supervisors Hanson, Pyle, Chapman

Lassen County's Response to Thomas Stones Complaint

on Thursday, April 18, 2013


Lassen County Superior Court @ 8:30 AM

Case 56493

Kathleen Williams, from Trindel,  represents Lassen County


January 29, 2013

Tom Stone files Wrongful Termination Case in Lassen County

Lassen County Superior Court Case 56493



January 23, 2013

United States District Court Judge Morrison England Remands Former Lassen County CAO, Tom Stone's

Whistle Blowing Case  back

to Lassen County Superior Court

Court Order

"Parties agree that venue for any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement shall be in Lassen County"



January 11, 2013

Judge reschedules Lassen County's Hearing for a

Motion to Dismiss to January 24, 2013


December 7, 2012

Lassen County Supervisors Fail to Properly Identify Lawsuit against County for Whistle Blowing Case



  Kan We Help Files

Brown Act Violation

 Against Lassen County Supervisors


Lassen County Supervisors Deliberately

Hide Tom Stone Lawsuit

Former Lassen County Tom Stone filed a Wrongful Termination lawsuit on July 25, 2012 and the Lassen County Supervisors have failed to place this lawsuit on their Agenda. This act violates the Open Meeting law



October 30, 2012


Lassen County Administrative Officer Files Amended Complaint

Religion and Whistle Blowing Case

Amended  lawsuit

July 25, 2012

Fired Lassen County CAO files wrongful termination lawsuit against County Supervisors Jack Hanson, Jim Chapman and Bob Pyle

Stone Lawsuit


January 24, 2012

Six Lassen County CAO's in one year

.....This beats all records.....

Do ya think something is rotten in this County?


Kettleson, Settlemeir, Tom Stone, Richard Crabtree, John Blacklock, Martin Nichols



January 17, 2012






August 17, 2011

"Interim" Lassen County CAO,

County Counsel Rick Crabtree, steps aside for new "Interim" Lassen County CAO John Blacklock


County Attorney Crabtree takes CAO position after Supervisors fire Tom Stone




July 20,  2011
















































































July 13, 2011

Newly hired ( November 2010)

Lassen County Chief Administrative Officer

Tom StoneBertotti

 FIRED today.


County Counsel Crabtree Gets Job



Lassen County Counsel Crabtree got in to the mess with the Dyer Mountain issues

 rude, crude and socially unacceptable  ?

CAO Stone stepped on Chapman, Hanson and Pyles toes when he exposed Hanson's brother-in-laws mis-handling of the Economic Development funds. Bertotti



(Left to Right)  Jim Chapman, Jack Hanson, Bob Pyle









May 24, 2011

Lassen County CAO Stone and new County Supervisor Wosick Better take a REAL CLOSE LOOK AT Joe BERTOTTI FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS


The Lassen County Economic Development Department is a "Dysfunctional Branch of County Government"....what an understatement.

[not too many people didn't know about the corruption in that Department?  ????????]

County Supervisor Jim Chapman wasn't the only Supervisor that abused this Department and knew about Director Bertotti's activities since day ONE. Was that faux "shock" or what?

The New Lassen County CAO Tom Stone

should demand a Grand Jury investigation

(anyone now wonder why Settlemire and Kettleson both left?)

Lassen County CAO Tom Stone believes the spending irregularities were intentional  [Note Settlemire and Kettleson's recent departures from Lassen County........]