HAL PARKER ACCEPTS PLEA AGREEMENT
WITH THE LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE (LAG)
By Richard E. “Rick” Dennis CPP
Freelance Writer and Author
June 17, 2020
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TERMS OF HAL PARKER’S NEGOTIATED PLEA AGREEMENT WITH THE (LAG).
On June 3, 2020 Hal Parker - Haile, Louisiana, assisted by his legal team: The Amado Leija Law Firm, entered into the following negotiated “Plea Agreement” with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office:
Hal Parker plead guilty to eight (8) counts total of the original sixteen (16) counts of animal cruelty filed against him, by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office (UPSO) – six (6) aggravated and two (2) simple.
1. Parker plead guilty to six (6) Felony Counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty and
2. Parker plead guilty to two (2) Simple Counts of Cruelty To An Animal.
(LAG) SENTENCING AND ACTIVE PROBATION GUIDELINES
For the record and according to Louisiana Law, Parker could’ve been sentenced to a maximum of sixty (60) years, in jail, for the Aggravated Animal Cruelty charges and a maximum of one (1) year, in jail, for the (2) counts of Simple Animal Cruelty – six (6) months each, or a total of sixty one (61) years in prison.
However, on the six (6) counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, the (LAG) stipulated a split sentence of ten (10) years at hard labor, suspended all but the first eighteen (18) months, with three (3) years supervised probation plus a $10,000 fine. All counts shall run concurrent. Parker shall be given credit for time served, first to go towards his eighteen (18) month jail sentence. Further stipulations of Parker’s probation include:
· Parker shall not own, care for, manage, supervise, or control horses or any other animals. Parker can retain possession of his pet dog.
· Should Parker wish to continue “shoeing” horses for profit or giving riding lessons, he must do it in the presence of the owner or caregiver of the horse at their property or designated property, but never at his property.
· Parker shall never be left alone with or as the sole caregiver of a horse during Parker’s probationary period.
· Should the defendant wish to lease any of his land for pasturing horses, he must execute a legally binding “for profit” lease and shall not lease it to any household or family member.
· The defendant shall not engage in brokering, buying, selling, or trading any animals for himself or any other person.
· The defendant shall not engage in any activity involving animals, other than what’s included in this sentence.
However, in accordance with the sentencing guidelines and in consideration of Parker’s previous time-served, Parker will only serve an additional (8) days incarceration in order to fulfill the terms and conditions of his negotiated (LAG) plea agreement sentencing guidelines. The additional eight days fulfills the terms and conditions of his plea agreement. The remainder of Parker’s sentences were suspended with time served, except for the (8) days.
Today, Parker has served his additional (8) days incarceration, has reported to his probation officer, and is serving out his three (3) years active probation - as stipulated in his plea agreement.
As a result of the Attorney General’s investigation and review of the case, the following charges were dismissed against Parker:
1. The “Theft of A Horse Charge” instituted against Parker, by MAGGI MOSS; an IOWA Attorney, former Prosecutor and close associate of Victoria Keith; The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) and Ray Paulick; owner of THE PAULICK REPORT magazine, was “DISMISSED”. From a Risk Analyst’s perspective, opinion, and point of view, MOSS’s allegation of the “Theft Of A Horse Charge” or the “Theft of Felonious Friend,” against Parker with the UPSO was highly suspect and highly vulnerable to a credibility challenge, by the defendants legal team. Nonetheless, it was Moss’s allegations of a ‘Theft” which was the “Catalyst,” starting the investigation of Parker and subsequently led to his arrest. Moss used the word “Catalyst” referencing Parker’s dismissed “Theft Of A Horse Charge” in a Twitter Tweet. Another issue, instituting the investigation into Parker included an article by, Victoria Keith – (NTWO). This revelation; concerning “Keith’s” article, was acknowledged by the (UPSO) as the main precursor for instituting their investigation into Parker.
2. However, as previously reported, this isn’t the only investigation instituted, by Moss. The other Moss instigated investigations include: The ones against Dina Alborano; owner of ICAREIHELP; Hamilton, New Jersey with the New Jersey Attorney Generals Office and the New Jersey Racing Commission. According to Alborano’s Attorney, Alborano’s settlement with the State of New Jersey was on amicable terms, between the parties, and only pertained to procedural issues.
3. For the record, the curious nature of Moss’s instituted investigations are: They came pursuant to the establishment of the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO); a 501 C 3 Non-Profit Horse Rescue Organization. Moss reports being affiliated with (NTWO). (NTWO) was a direct competitor with two existing animal rescue services operating in Louisiana: ICAREIHELP; owned and operated by Dina Alborano; Hamilton, New Jersey and SOUL HORSE TEXAS; owned and operated by Randi Collier, Beaumont, Texas. Hal Parker was the quarantine provider for both organizations. Further, Moss’s promulgated complaints; resulting in investigations, by various law enforcement agencies, came after: An article written by Victoria Keith about Parker and Alborano was published and a $50,000 Moss negotiated donation for (NTWO), from Boyd Gaming Corporation, was consummated, by Moss. Boyd Gaming Corporation is a Nevada Gaming Corporation and owner of (2) Thoroughbred Race Horse Tracks in Louisiana – Evangeline and Delta Downs. The alliance between (NTWO) and Boyd Gaming as well as the $50,000 Boyd donation, to (NTWO), is well documented and was reported in a PAULICK REPORT article.
4. Also, pursuant to the LAG’s investigation and review, the remaining counts of animal cruelty against Parker were DISMISSED. The named horses therein are:
a. Romeo, Sinatra’s, Horse photo #1 partial tattoo – 2748, Horse photo # 2, Tucker Horse Photo # 6 from Bastrop, Daisy horse photo # 8 injured mouth from Bastrop and Tommy Horse photo # 9 from Bastrop.
For the record, the Daisy Horse was returned to Alborano, by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office (UPSO), pursuant to a request, by UPSO. Further, it’s been reported the horse; upon return, was suffering from a hole in its jaw as well as suffering from a “puss-oozing - life threatening infection” The horse and other seized horses were previously seized from Parker and placed in the care of the UPSO’s designated caregiver - The Red River Facility. The horse was seized, from Parker, in February 2019 and was returned to Alborano, by the UPSO, in June 2019. It should be noted: From February 2019 until June 2019 the horse was in the care, custody, and control of the UPSO’s designated caregiver, or the Red River Facility.
According to Alborano, this rescue return cost her approximately $3,000 “out-of-pocket” money constituting fees to: The UPSO, emergency veterinary care, quarantine, and shipping cost to the horses final delivery to a horse rescue in Colorado.
EXPUNGEMENT OF FELONY CONVICTIONS
Expungement Definition: Expungement of a felony conviction record in Louisiana essentially does two things: 1) It prohibits the state from disclosing records to the general public (as in almost all other states, the record remains available to law enforcement, prosecutors and courts); and 2) it relieves a person of any obligation to disclose the record, or the fact of the record’s expungement. The Louisiana law does not have a restorative effect on any rights lost (most basic civil rights are otherwise restored.
Under The New Louisiana Law; pertaining to Felony Expungement Guidelines, Parker may be eligible to have his Plea Bargaining Agreement Convictions expunged under the provisions of the Non-Violent First Offender provisions of the new Louisiana Expungement Law. Expungement is only possible upon Parker completing his three years active-probation, with all fines paid. Thereafter, Parker may be subject to the terms and conditions of the States new law.
”Until Next Time, Keep Em Between The Bridle”