Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Ugly Truth - Unedited Version of Letter to the Editor - Boyne City Gazette

Regardless of where you, as a reader, may position yourself on the issue of a second term as Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney, many of us feel that Allen Telgenhof is unfit and should be unseated.We feel that the citizens have been deceived and hope that the general public will be served by educating them of the facts.

Mr. Telgenhof called into a talk radio program and violated our privacy rights by naming us and threatening the Boyne City Gazette with a lawsuit.He went on to insult us by calling us "lunatics" and "the fringe" and. He also challenged me to a debate, which I accepted. Telgenhof never showed. Mr. Telgehof was told to apologize, but he never did.We are tired of our elected officials not doing their job.

I am aware of other despicable events that I won't disclose due to privacy concerns of others and ramifications to the victims.When a public official violates their oath of office and the public trust, it is the duty of the citizens to hold them accountable. Mr, Telgenhof has abused the county credit card,intimidated elderly veterans for speaking out against him at a county commissioner's meeting, where he announced that he was monitoring John Jarema's office (former Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney) and he knew that one of the veterans had been there that morning. As a client of Mr. Jarema since 2003 and I no longer feel comfortable conducting business in Charlevoix because of his remarks.

Telgenhof's involvement with domestic violence is very disturbing in both his personal life and as a prosecutor. He has violated campaign finance laws and he has never been prosecuted for his actions. Telgenhof allegedly failed to bring to justice a man who forcibly held his wife down against her will and facilitated a chemical abortion in a bathroom.He was never brought to justice.

Most recently, Telgenhof engaged in ex-parte communication with Judge Janet Allen. This is one of the highest violations of ethics rules by an attorney.Typically, the penalty for this violation could result in being barred from ever practicing law in the state of Michigan.The trick bag that he put the judge in was very devious and his request to obscure this communication from the public is very telling of his true character.

Telgenhof is aware that the motivation of the blog's sponsors was stated in a flier that he needs to seek God's forgiveness and the forgiveness of the victims of his abuse and change his corrupt nature and his behavior that is unbecoming of a prosecutor. His response to those who despise corruption can be seen in the ad The Pretty Lie placed in last week's Boyne City Gazette. The ad, along with all of the details, including the victim impact statement,audio of the 911 call from Telgenhof's wife, pictures of his victim's injuries, police reports and much more can be viewed at

We are many, we are watching and we remain unafraid to expose corruption wherever it may reside. We will always come to the defense of the less fortunate - women, orphans,widows and those who cannot defend themselves.

 I have been discriminated against in Antrim and Charlevoix counties by dirty judges, attorneys and Norwood Township officials and witnessed the demise of a good man who was dear friend. He took his own life due to being denied his property rights and he sustained the viscous cannibalization by his own community.

These corrupt officials may think that they have escaped justice for their dirty deeds and victimization, but this remains to be seen as God is the true scorekeeper and God's will will be done.

We have friends too, a former prosecutor with over 40 years of experience and three letter agency commrades , who also find the corruption repulsive.

Our hope is that a candidate more suitable surfaces as a write in candidate by the July cut-off date or that a judge appoints a worthy, temporary prosecutor if Telgenhof is barred from practicing law due to his offenses.

                                                       Greg Karam

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