LOGGED IN AS:
[NOT Logged In] Login or Register
FIND DOCUMENT / CAST MEMBER / LIST

Below is a list of people of interest who represent a significant impact on my life over the past three decades. Their brief description will provide the reader of A tear in my life book with a deeper understanding of their character as well as some insight into their disposition and conduct.

Halina Ambrozuk Halina Ambrozuk
Jarek's mother
A solid pillar in my corner beginning with my early childhood days in Poland, my mother has always made sure that my sister and I were taken care of, properly fed and our school studies always attende...

Jarek Ambrozuk Jarek Ambrozuk
(a.k.a. Jerry, a.k.a. Michael Lee Smith, a.k.a. Lewis Gomez)
It was the year 1982, when Dianne and I concocted a plan to elope using a Cessna C150 aircraft. We were two star-crossed high school sweethearts, young and in love, and simply wanted to disappear qui...

Tad Ambrozuk Tad Ambrozuk
Jarek's father
A hard working man that valued family and religion above all, my father and I may have had our differences in the past, but along with my mother, they both provided my sister and I with a comfortable ...

Dianne Kathryn Babcock Dianne Kathryn Babcock
The girl Jarek eloped with
Dianne, the girl I met in high school and ultimately eloped with, turned out to be my greatest source of joy and sorrow. Together with Tom and I, we were the 'three amigos' who were inseparable, but ...

Geoff Babcock Geoff Babcock
Dianne's brother
Dianne's only brother, Geoff Babcock was a university student when Dianne and I met. I saw him periodically at their house when, on the rare occasion, Dianne and I would spend a few hours in their ba...

Gerald H. Babcock Gerald H. Babcock
Dianne's father
Dianne's father was a man of few words when we infrequently met at their house. Often in passing rather than a friendly chat, our verbal interaction was minimal, attesting that times were much differe...

Linda Babcock Linda Babcock
Dianne's older sister
By the time Dianne and I met, her older sister had already moved away from the immediate family, and therefore I briefly saw her only once during the entire time we dated. Read more and find out what...

John Bodnar John Bodnar
Owner of JB's Corvette Specialists in Carrolton, Texas in 2006
John Bodnar was the owner of JB's Corvette Specialists where I originally took my 1981 Corvette for extensive body work repairs in August of 2000. Unfortunately, after six years in the shop and my ar...

Constable Larry Bodnar Constable Larry Bodnar
RCMP Constable from Vancouver, B.C. in 1982
An RCMP Constable in Vancouver, B.C. in 1982, Larry Bodnar along with Constable Sandy Sandau worked under Supt. T.M. 'Scotty' Gardiner and were entrusted with the task of interviewing anyone that was ...

Judge Don D. Bush Judge Don D. Bush
Federal (Criminal and Civil) case Magistrate Judge in 2007
Judge Don D. Bush was the Federal (Criminal) case Magistrate Judge in 2007 with Judge Richard A. Schell presiding. When the Federal government later filed a civil case against me, he was also the Fed...

Michael Bush Michael Bush
Immigration case Supervisor Deportation Officer in Dallas, Texas in 2007
The Supervisor Deportation Officer in Dallas, Texas in 2007, Michael Bush, along with Immigration Enforcement Agent Adam Koeneman, would be responsible for my bonding out of ICE custody while I waited...

Lori A. Carlson Lori A. Carlson
Federal (Criminal) case Probation Officer in 2007
A U.S. Probation Officer assigned to my Federal (Criminal) case in 2007, Lori Carlson would be responsible for drafting the Presentence Investigation Report that was presented to Judge Schell during s...

Kevin Joseph Clancy Kevin Joseph Clancy
1st State (Criminal) case attorney from Dallas, Texas in 2006
My first attorney after my arrest in Plano, Texas, Kevin Clancy was a referral from Leigh Davis, an acquaintance of the Carolyn McCall family, who was away that week and therefore could not represent ...

Bob Cohen Bob Cohen
5th Merrill Lynch case civil attorney from Dallas, Texas in 2006
An attorney in my Merrill Lynch case, Bob Cohen was hired to try and get my frozen personal and corporate investment accounts released from Merrill Lynch after my arrest and extradition to Kalispell, ...

Edward J. Corrigan Edward J. Corrigan
State (Criminal) case Flathead County District Attorney in 2006
The lead Flathead County district attorney prosecuting my State (Criminal) case in Kalispell, Montana in 2006, Ed Corrigan, along with his apprentice Deputy County Attorney Daniel M. Guzynski, spearhe...

Judge Caroline M. Craven Judge Caroline M. Craven
Federal (Criminal) case Magistrate Judge in 2007
A United States Magistrate Judge, Caroline M. Craven presided over my Arraignment via a video conference call in my Federal (Criminal) case. During my initial appearance in the Federal court for my al...

Judge Katherin (Kitty) R. Curtis Judge Katherin (Kitty) R. Curtis
State (Criminal) case Judge in 2006
My Bond Hearing and Pretrial Agreement Hearing judge in my State (Criminal) case in Kalispell, Montana in 2006, Judge Kitty Curtis, along with her then boyfriend Judge Stadler, made sure I would remai...

Dr. Gary Dale M.D. Dr. Gary Dale M.D.
State (Criminal) case Medical Examiner from Missoula, Montana in 2006
Along with Dr. William Kemp M.D., Dr. Gary Dale M.D. was the State Medical Examiner from Missoula, Montana who would have been summoned by Ed Corrigan as a prosecution witness if the case ever went to...

Gary L. Davis Gary L. Davis
10th Immigration case attorney from Dallas, Texas in 2008
A local Texas attorney, Gary Davis was hired to represent me in my Immigration case after I bonded out of ICE custody. The attorney and I would eventually appear in front of Judge D. Anthony Rogers to...

Leigh Warren Davis Leigh Warren Davis
2nd State (Criminal) case attorney from Fort Worth, Texas in 2006
My second attorney in Texas, Leigh Davis was an acquaintance of the Carolyn McCall family, and therefore during the initial shock of my arrest, he seamed like a logical fit for my legal needs at the t...

Corky Derby Corky Derby
Sheriff's spokeswoman from Flathead County, Montana in 1982
A sheriff's spokeswoman from Flathead County, Montana in 1982, Corky Derby was involved with several Investigative Reports and appeared to be the media go-to-source for the Flathead County Sheriff's O...

Judge Norbert F. Donahue Judge Norbert F. Donahue
State (Criminal) case Judge in 1982
A Flathead County Judge in 1982, Judge Norbert Donahue, along with the Flathead County District Attorney Ted O. Lympus, were responsible for filing the Negligent Homicide charge and the accompanying W...

Sean Donnelly Sean Donnelly
Private Pilot's License ground school student in 1982
One of the students at Sol-Air Aviation, a company located in Richmond, B.C., when I was getting my private pilot's license, Sean Donnelly and I would attend the Monday evening classes regularly where...

Keely Doss Keely Doss
State (Criminal) case Probation Officer in 2007
A Probation Officer assigned to my State (Criminal) case in 2007, Keely Doss replaced Kyle Hinzman and was tasked with the responsibility of going over my probation rules and conditions after my sente...

Sheriff Jim Dupont Sheriff Jim Dupont
Flathead County Deputy in 1982 and Sheriff in 2006
The Flathead County Deputy and one of the investigators on the case in 1982, Jim Dupont would eventually become the Flathead County Sheriff, but despite his advancement over the next 24 years, I was t...

Skip (Carlos) Faulkner Skip (Carlos) Faulkner
Mechanic from Red Eagle Aviation in Columbia Falls, Montana in 1982
A certified mechanic from Red Eagle Aviation in Columbia Falls, Montana in 1982, Skip Faulkner prepared the estimate to determine the cost of repairing the Cessna C150 and certifying the aircraft as a...

Greg Feith Greg Feith
NTSB Air Safety Investigator from Golden, Colorado in 1982
An NTSB Air Safety Investigator from Golden, Colorado in 1982, Greg Feith generated the accident report after the aircraft was pulled out of Little Bitterroot Lake in Montana. The NTSB report contain...

David Firth David Firth
Ground School Instructor at Sol-Air Aviation in Richmond, B.C. in 1982
A Ground School Instructor at Sol-Air Aviation when I was getting my private pilot's license in 1982, David Firth was an outspoken lecturer who never ran out of topics, comments or self-praise when it...

Deputy Tom Frank Deputy Tom Frank
Flathead County Deputy in 1982
A Flathead County Deputy in 1982, Tom Frank was one of the original case investigators who would eventually draft the State case report. Along with Sergeant Brock Wilson, they initially spoke with th...

Bill Gallimore Bill Gallimore
Federal (Criminal) case Probation Officer in 2007
The Probation Officer assigned to my case in 2007 after my Federal (Criminal) case was completed, Bill Gallimore's responsibilities ranged from going over the Federal Probation Rules and Guidelines to...

Supt. T.M. 'Scotty' Gardiner Supt. T.M. 'Scotty' Gardiner
RCMP Superintendent from Victoria B.C. in 1982
An RCMP Superintendent in Victoria, B.C. in 1982, 'Scotty' Gardiner, along with Constable Larry Bodnar and Constable Sandy Sandau, were responsible for the search and investigation into the accident i...

Daniel M. Guzynski Daniel M. Guzynski
State (Criminal) case Deputy Flathead County Attorney in 2006
Daniel Guzynski was a Deputy County Attorney under Ed Corrigan, who in 2006 prosecuted my State (Criminal) case in Kalispell, Montana. Guzynski assisted the lead District Attorney by occasionally fili...

Roy Hernandez Roy Hernandez
Immigration case Assistant Field Office Director in Dallas, Texas in 2007
The Assistant Field Office Director in Dallas, Texas in 2007, Roy Hernandez, along with ICE Enforcement Agent Adam Koeneman, was responsible for the processing, bonding and deportation proceedings in ...

Kyle Hinzman Kyle Hinzman
State (Criminal) case Probation Officer in 2007
A Probation Officer assigned to my State (Criminal) case in 2007, Kyle Hinzman was responsible for drafting the Pre-Sentence Investigation Report that was eventually used by Judge Stadler during my se...

G. Larry Jent G. Larry Jent
7th State (Criminal) case attorney from Bozeman, Montana in 2007
A two-time senator from Montana at the time, Larry Gent was the other half of the Watson-Jent team that Chuck Watson hired to represent me in the State, Federal and Immigration cases. When I first en...

Special Agent Robert Jester Special Agent Robert Jester
Immigration case Special Agent in Dallas, Texas in 2006
An ICE Special Agent in Dallas, Texas in 2006, Robert Jester was responsible for issuing the first Immigration Detainer after my arrest and our brief phone conversation at the Plano Police Department....

Alejandro L. Johnson Alejandro L. Johnson
Federal (Civil) case Special Agent in 2007
The Federal Special Agent assigned to investigate my criminal violations of Federal law involving United States passports, Alejandro L. Johnson, along with Asset Forfeiture Program Senior Investigator...

Genealen Marrs Johnson Genealen Marrs Johnson
Girl who I met online and dated prior to my arrest in 2006
Genealen Marrs Johnson, or Genea (pronounced Gina), whom I met online on the Yahoo Personals dating website, would inevitably be responsible for my second life "reboot". In time, I would share with he...

Dr. Robert E. Kellenberger M.D. Dr. Robert E. Kellenberger M.D.
State (Criminal) case Medical Examiner from Missoula, Montana in 1982
A Medical Examiner at the Kalispell Regional Hospital in 1982, Robert E. Kellenberger M.D. was responsible for performing Dianne's autopsy on the request of the Flathead County Coroner. Read more and...

James Keller James Keller
Mechanic at Strand Aviation in 1982
A mechanic at Strand Aviation in 1982, James Keller, along with the NTSB Investigator Greg Feith, examined the aircraft after it was pulled out of Little Bitterroot Lake in Montana. Read more and fi...

Dr. William Kemp M.D. Dr. William Kemp M.D.
State (Criminal) case Medical Examiner from Missoula, Montana in 2006
Along with Dr. Gary Dale M.D., Dr. William Kemp M.D. was the State Medical Examiner from Missoula, Montana who would have been summoned by Ed Corrigan as a prosecution witness if the case ever went to...

Camille M. Knight Camille M. Knight
9th Federal (Criminal) case attorney from Dallas, Texas in 2007
A local Texas attorney hired to assist Chuck Watson and Larry Jent in my Federal (Criminal) case, Camille Knight not only appeared in court when the two Montana attorneys were unavailable, but would a...

Adam Koeneman Adam Koeneman
Immigration case Enforcement Agent in Dallas, Texas in 2007
An ICE Enforcement Agent in Dallas, Texas in 2007, Adam Koeneman, along with Supervisor Deportation Officer Michael Bush, were responsible for my processing and bonding out of ICE custody while I wait...

Detective Maxine H. Lamb Detective Maxine H. Lamb
State (Criminal) case Flathead County Detective in 1982
One of the Flathead County Sheriff's Office Detectives in 1982, Maxine Lamb was notified by P.J. Brooks in Dallas, Texas about several traced phone calls I made to Tom, as noted in their Investigative...

Michael W. Lockhart Michael W. Lockhart
Federal (Civil) case District Attorney in 2006
As one of the Assistant United States Attorneys, Michael W. Lockhart prosecuted my Federal (Civil) case based on the investigation conducted by Alejandro L. Johnson, a Federal Special Agent. The U.S. ...

Ted O. Lympus Ted O. Lympus
State (Criminal) case Flathead County District Attorney in 1982
As the Flathead County District Attorney in 1982, Ted O. Lympus filed the Negligent Homicide charge based on the available evidence and the investigative work of then Flathead County Deputy Jim Dupont...

Ron Maki Ron Maki
State (Criminal) case Private Investigator in 2007
Hired by my attorney Chuck Watson to assist in my State (Criminal) case, Ron Maki was a Private Investigator whose contributions were minimized largely due to the final case outcome....

David Martinez David Martinez
Immigration case Senior Consular Program Officer for the Government of Canada in 2008
A Senior Consular Program Officer for the Government of Canada in 2008, David Martinez along with other Consular Government Officials provided instrumental information about legal rights of Canadians ...

Judge Amos Mazzant Judge Amos Mazzant
Federal (Civil) case Magistrate Judge in 2009
With Judge Michael H. Schneider presiding, Judge Amos Mazzant was the Federal (Civil) case Magistrate Judge in 2007 after the case was reassigned from Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush....

Carolyn McCall Carolyn McCall
Girlfriend from Plano, Texas in 2006
Girlfriend at the time of my arrest in 2006, Carolyn was a high spirited girl with a jubilant personality. She, along with my family, would become my life-line to the outside world when it came to de...

Special Agent Don McPherson Special Agent Don McPherson
Immigration case Special Agent in Kalispell, Montana in 2006
An ICE Special Agent in Kalispell, Montana in 2006, Don McPherson was responsible for issuing a second Immigration Detainer after my arrest, extradition and arrival in Flathead County. Read more and ...

Franklyn 'Mick' Mickelsen Jr. Franklyn 'Mick' Mickelsen Jr.
8th Federal (Civil) case attorney from Dallas, Texas in 2007
A civil case attorney from Dallas, Texas in 2007, Mick Mickelsen defended my property against the Federal Government seizure when the prosecutor Michael W. Lockhart filed a Complaint For Forfeiture in...

David John Oliver David John Oliver
Co-Owner of Sol-Air Aviation in Richmond, B.C. in 1982
A co-owner of Sol-Air Aviation, a company located in Richmond, B.C. where aviation enthusiasts could obtain their private pilot's license in 1982, David Oliver's fleet was comprised of two aircraft th...

Judge David Ortley Judge David Ortley
State (Criminal) case Judge in 2006
A Texas judge in 2006, David Ortley would increase my original 24 year bond from $20,000 to $100,000 after my arrest, and just prior to being extradited to Flathead County, Montana....

Robert J. Palmer Robert J. Palmer
4th Corvette Release case civil attorney from Dallas, Texas in 2006
Hired as an attorney in my Corvette Release case, Robert Palmer defended against John Bodnar, who after years of paint and body work delays at his shop, hired his own attorney in an attempt to reposse...

Scott Parker Scott Parker
Corvette Release case attorney for John Bodnar in 2006
An attorney for John Bodnar, Scott Parker filed legal motions to confiscate my 1981 Corvette on a technicality after six years of delays by the body shop owner who failed to properly complete the requ...

Tom Pawlowski Tom Pawlowski
Dianne's and Jarek's best friend in 1982
A landed immigrant himself, Tom and I became the best of friends practically the first day we met. Spending much time together during school, after hours and on the weekends, our bond eventually grow ...

Constable Ron Peterson Constable Ron Peterson
RCMP Constable from Penticton, B.C. in 1982
An RCMP Constable in Penticton, B.C. in 1982, Ron Peterson, along with Constable Sandy Sandau and Constable Larry Bodnar from Vancouver B.C., were responsible for the Canadian-side interviews with any...

Nuria T. Prendes Nuria T. Prendes
Immigration case Field Office Director in Dallas, Texas in 2007
An ICE Field Office Director in Dallas, Texas in 2007, Nuria Prendes, along with Supervisor Deportation Officer Michael Bush and Immigration Enforcement Agent Adam Koeneman, would be responsible for p...

Ken Rawlins Ken Rawlins
Flight Instructor at Sol-Air Aviation in Richmond, B.C. in 1982
A Flight Instructor for Sol-Air Aviation (a company owned by David Oliver where I got my private pilot's license in 1982), Ken Rawlins was responsible for my 70 hours of flight training, including les...

Sheriff Al C. Rierson Sheriff Al C. Rierson
Flathead County Sheriff in 1982
The Flathead County Sheriff in 1982, Al Rierson was involved in the aircraft recovery when it was pulled out of Little Bitterroot Lake in Montana after the accident. Read more and find out what he sa...

Judge D. Anthony Rogers Judge D. Anthony Rogers
Immigration cast Judge in 2008
Presiding over my Immigration case in 2008, Judge D. Anthony Rogers would hand down a final deportation ruling during my court appearance after I bonded out of ICE custody. Read more and find out how...

Constable Sandy Sandau Constable Sandy Sandau
RCMP Constable from Vancouver, B.C. in 1982
An RCMP Constable in Vancouver, B.C. in 1982, Sandy Sandau along with Constable Larry Bodnar worked under Supt. T.M. 'Scotty' Gardiner and were entrusted with the task of interviewing anyone that was ...

Judge Richard A. Schell Judge Richard A. Schell
Federal (Criminal) case Judge in 2007
Along with Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush, Judge Richard A. Schell presided over my Federal (Criminal) case in 2007. Read more and find out how I was placed in Federal custody, what my journey was like...

Judge Michael H. Schneider Judge Michael H. Schneider
Federal (Civil) case Judge in 2007
Along with Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush and Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant, Judge Michael H. Schneider presided over my Federal (Civil) case in 2007. Read more and find out how and why the Federal gov...

Stacy M. Schreiber, M.A. Stacy M. Schreiber, M.A.
State (Criminal) case Jury Selection Expert from Dickinson, Texas in 2006
Hired on the recommendation of my attorney Chuck Watson, Stacy Schreiber was a Jury Selection Expert from Dickinson, Texas in my State (Criminal) case in 2006. Her involvement was practically nonexis...

Katie F. Schulz Katie F. Schulz
State (Criminal) case Deputy Flathead County Attorney in 2006
A Deputy County Attorney under the lead prosecutor in charge of my State (Criminal) case in 2006, Katie F. Schulz contribution was limited to only a few court order filings....

Patrick D. Sherlock Patrick D. Sherlock
3rd State (Criminal) case attorney from Kalispell, Montana in 2006
As my first attorney in Kalispell, Montana, Patrick Sherlock initially seemed like just the counsel I needed to quickly bring favorable closure to my Negligent Homicide charge. Unfortunately, after m...

Shamoil T. Shipchandler Shamoil T. Shipchandler
Federal (Criminal) case District Attorney in 2006
An Assistant United States Attorney (for Matthew D. Orwig and John L. Ratcliffe, the United States Attorneys), Shamoil T. Shipchandler prosecuted my Federal (Criminal) case. Read more and find out ab...

Kimberly Sivaraman (Long) Kimberly Sivaraman (Long)
Best friend from Plano, Texas in 2006
Originally hired as an IT Sales Rep at AJACOM, Kim's influence on the business and my personal life would span for many years to come as we became the best of friends. Read more and find out how we m...

Balaji (Ken) Sivaraman Balaji (Ken) Sivaraman
Best friend's husband from Plano, Texas in 2006
Married to Kim for just a few months prior to my arrest, Ken quickly joined the ranks of his wife as my best friend. Read more and find out how Kim, Ken and I met, what our friendship was initially l...

Judge Stewart E. Stadler Judge Stewart E. Stadler
State (Criminal) case Judge in 2006
The presiding judge responsible for my sentencing and restitution hearings in my State (Criminal) case in Kalispell, Montana in 2006, Judge Stadler, along with his then girlfriend Judge Kitty Curtis, ...

Jodi Stephen Jodi Stephen
Dianne's younger sister
As Dianne's younger sister, Jodi was close to her elder sibling when we met, but despite spending much time together, there would be many secrets that she was not privy to, right up to, and including ...

Mike Strand Mike Strand
Owner of Strand Aviation in Kalispell, Montana
Along with James Keller, a mechanic at Strand Aviation in 1982, Mike Strand assessed the damage to the aircraft after the accident and provided the Flathead County Sheriff's Office with their repair e...

Jerome A. Styrsky Jerome A. Styrsky
Foreign Judgment case attorney for David Oliver in 2009
A local Texas attorney, Jerome Styrsky filed a Foreign Judgment lien against my property on behalf of David Oliver. The lien was an insurance policy for David Oliver, Gerald Babcock, Ed Corrigan and D...

Howard Wayne Theissen Howard Wayne Theissen
Employee at Seahurst Limited in Richmond, B.C. in 1982
A refueling station attendant at Seahurst Limited (a company also owned by David Oliver and associates), Howard Theissen was on duty on the morning of August 22, 1982 and would be the last person Dian...

Edward H. Trontel, PhD Edward H. Trontel, PhD
State (Criminal) case Clinical Psychologist in 2006
A Clinical Psychologist hired by my attorney, Edward Trontel was to evaluate me on the basis of my past, my family relationships and the reasons behind our elopement, so that his analysis could be use...

Detective Sergeant Pat Walsh Detective Sergeant Pat Walsh
Detective Sergeant from Flathead County Sherriff's Office in Kalispell, Montana in 2006
A deputy in 1982, Pat Walsh was the detective sergeant in Flathead County, Montana in 2006 who compiled the reports surrounding the 1982 airplane accident, appended any additional supporting evidence ...

Herman (Chuck) A. Watson, III Herman (Chuck) A. Watson, III
6th State (Criminal) case attorney from Bozeman, Montana in 2007
A replacement for my local Flathead County attorney after the debunked first plea agreement, Chuck Watson along with his partner Larry Jent, were hired to not only counter the courtroom games and stal...

Renata Wierzbicki Renata Wierzbicki
Jarek's sister
My one and only sister, Renata, was just 13 years old when I left, and when I returned 24 years later, she was now all grown up and married with three amazing children that I had no idea existed. Taki...

Sergeant Brock Wilson Sergeant Brock Wilson
State (Criminal) case Flathead County Deputy in 1982
One of the Flathead County Sheriff's Office deputies in 1982, Sergeant Brock Wilson, along with Deputy Tom Frank, worked with the RCMP Constable Ron Peterson from Penticton, B.C. on the case details, ...