Thursday, September 01, 2016

Criminal defense firm gave Dankelson $2,000 three weeks after election

One of the biggest contributions to Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney Dean Dankelson's successful campaign for District 2 Circuit Court judge came three weeks after he defeated Steve Carlton.

A 30-days-after-election report filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission shows that the Glades Law Firm, which specializes in criminal defense cases,contributed $2,000 to Dankelson's campaign August 23.

On the same day, the Dankelson campaign paid Choice Marketing of Joplin, which handled its advertising, $4,500, leaving the campaign with only $24.28.

The timing of the contribution was unfortunate, since the Joplin Police arrested one of the firm's frequent clients, Ace Mohr, 23, Carthage, for an armed robbery at 7th and Moffet just one week later. At this point, though Mohr's alleged accomplice, Steven Prall, 25, Joplin, has been charged with felony intent to distribute a controlled substance, the prosecuting attorney has yet to charge Mohr.

This is the third time Mohr has been arrested for armed robbery. On each of the previous occasions, Dankelson dropped the charges.

The prosecuting attorney has seven felony charges pending against Mohr, according to Jasper County Circuit Court records, including possession and trafficking in heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

Another Glades Law Firm client, Paul Haney, who was awaiting trial on a felony drug charge, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer August 27 after allegedly riding a motorcycle through Joplin at 124 miles per hour, then later dragging Sgt. Rusty Rives, after Rives attempted to arrest him at a stoplight.

Haney is free on $5,000 cash bond.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

At this point I wouldn't believe anything that our judicial system puts forth. It's not about justice anymore, it's about personal gain. I've seen innocent people railroaded and guilty people swept back out onto the streets. Shameful

Anonymous said...

My own family member has had 5 dwi's never spent A DAY in prison...his lawyer is glades law firm. 10,000 dollars will by u freedom.

Anonymous said...

You need to do an intervention. That is rediculous. I have no idea who would be proud to say this.

Anonymous said...

5 DWI's? I am surprised MADD isn't more aware.

Anonymous said...

You might want to post all the attornies and law firms who supported both candidates. Were those supporting Judge Carlson already getting favors? The only thing you have done is give people a reason to pay Glades to try to get them off!

Dusty Roads said...

Sometimes you have to spend a little money to make sure you get the right judge

Anonymous said...

Yes The Glades Law Firm is extremely good at what they do but to say that Dankelson is a great prosecutor is ludicrous; the Ace Mohr situation more than proves that.

Anonymous said...

And before anyone steps up and says anything about anonymous comments...some of us need to keep our jobs and speaking the truth about the wrong doings and corruption of the system doesn't protect that need.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who think that any amount of money changing hands between defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges isn't nefarious...you simply choose to turn a blind eye.

Anonymous said...

So has Ace Mohr been charged yet?

Randy said...

Not according to case.net

Anonymous said...

Ace dindu nuffin!

Anonymous said...

There's always this one guy.

Anonymous said...

One nation under God with liberty and justice for all......with money