Death Valley Jim - current status?

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Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Post by jacknv7 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:39 am

Most of the case is open public information. The case is ongoing and Jim entered a plea of not guilty. It would have been much easier to follow the park rules.

James B. Mattern (1)
Office: Bakersfield
County: Kern
Other Court Case: None

Complaint - 36 C.F.R. § 5.3- Engaging in or soliciting any business in park areas without a permit, contract or other written agreement with the United States

Defendant Custody Status: Released

Defendant: James B. Mattern represented by Megan Taylor Hopkins(Designation Public Defender or Community Defender Appointment)
Plaintiff: USA represented by Gary M. Leuis, GOVT

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Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Post by EastCoastWestCoast » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:58 am

jacknv7 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:39 am
Most of the case is open public information. The case is ongoing and Jim entered a plea of not guilty. It would have been much easier to follow the park rules.

James B. Mattern (1)
Office: Bakersfield
County: Kern
Other Court Case: None

Complaint - 36 C.F.R. § 5.3- Engaging in or soliciting any business in park areas without a permit, contract or other written agreement with the United States

Defendant Custody Status: Released

Defendant: James B. Mattern represented by Megan Taylor Hopkins(Designation Public Defender or Community Defender Appointment)
Plaintiff: USA represented by Gary M. Leuis, GOVT

He prides himself on shirking the rules. He has managed to get away with a lot of B'S over the years, so his philosophy is "ask for forgiveness, not permission." I provided a statement to the NPS when they were investigating him last year. It seems they thought he was doing a much higher volume of business, a la pink jeep type of tours. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he gets off the hook. It's what he's done for his entire life. I hope someone crucifies him in court someday. He has no sense of integrity and he will keep doing this kind of crap until the end of time unless some judge decides to make an example out of him. Hasn't happened yet. It's astounding if you look into his full record everything he's gotten away with over the years with little more than slaps on the wrist.

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Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Post by Aedwards27 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 pm

After seeing his domestic violence conivction in Fresno Superior Court I have to say that I'm glad he is staying away. He seems unbalanced.

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Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Post by EastCoastWestCoast » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 pm

Aedwards27 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 pm
After seeing his domestic violence conivction in Fresno Superior Court I have to say that I'm glad he is staying away. He seems unbalanced.
Not the first time he has harmed a woman. I think a lot of people believed he was a nice guy with a wholesome interest in the desert, but that is not the case. He is on probation for 3 years and domestic violence group therapy for a year. He is currently going to trucking school to learn to drive an 18 wheel. I'm trying to remain factual in my responses without emotionally charging them, it's not easy after how he treated me.

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Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Post by ETAV8R » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:51 pm

Lots of good discourse here. This individual sounds like something I left in a cathole a few days ago. I hope karma deals him what he is due. Sad to see some people fell for his charms and/or even recollect him in a good light.

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Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Post by D.A. Wright » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:19 am

EastCoastWestCoast wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 pm
He is currently going to trucking school to learn to drive an 18 wheel. I'm trying to remain factual in my responses without emotionally charging them, it's not easy after how he treated me.
From photos I’ve seen of him, he’d look like a sequal to a Mad Max vs Duel movie.
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Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Post by EastCoastWestCoast » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:29 pm

D.A. Wright wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:19 am

From photos I’ve seen of him, he’d look like a sequal to a Mad Max vs Duel movie.
Not trying to derail or devolve the conversation to his looks. But I can't imagine for than life of me how any one was able to take him seriously between the blatant used car salesman approach to trying to hock his writing and photography as well as his poser "bad scary guy" image.

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