By Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

In a court action that has reminded everyone of the State of West Virginia vs. the Jessica Self circuit court case — GERRY HOUGH has LOST another embezzlement case!!

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The trial of State of West Virginia vs. Ginger Persinger, charged with 3 counts of embezzlement began on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM after the jury was sworn and seated.

Opening statements were made and the prosecutor Gerald B. Hough began to call witnesses.

Testimony was taken from 2 witnesses on Tuesday and Chief Judge Jack Alsop recessed the trial at Noon and directed the jury to return at 9:00 AM on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Gerald Hough called 6 more witnesses before the Judge sent the jury to lunch.

At 1:15 PM the trial resumed and the state rested its case.

Judge Alsop sent the jury to their jury room while motions were heard and at 1:20 PM the defense called 1 witness and rested its case at 1:25 PM.

At 1:33 PM Judge Alsop read the charge to the jury, concluding at 1:55 PM.

Both attorneys had 20 minutes to argue their case and at 2:21 PM the jury retired to the jury room and at 2:33 PM they announced they had arrived at a verdict.

Deliberating less than 15 minutes they found the defendant NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS.

The ABOVE FACTS PROVE Gerald B Hough SUCKS as a prosecutor and has no SKILL what-so-ever- for properly structuring, and, or executing any type of criminal case for the county of Gilmer in the State of West Virginia.

“You might as well go back to fucking Ginny Hawker, Gerry! ..And back to the days you were so stoned on weed and hashish that you didn’t even know what the fuck day it was …Hough! You dumb bitch!!”

It is also being reported to members of the Secret Seven Coalition for Central WV …that Gerald B Hough is being sued by the publisher of the Gilmer Free Press and also has had an ethics complaint filed against him by investigative reporter Lawrence Jay Smith. We also have reports of another ethics complaint being filed against Gerry Hough for his covering up of the Willard Cottrill murder and his subsequent hold up of four years regarding the murder investigation. Basically Gerry has conducted NO INVESTIGATION because he truly is an unskilled worthless prosecutor doing a part time job for a full time wage. Hough is an embarrassment to Gilmer County.

Daniel Grindo a local attorney out of Braxton County did another fine job as defense counsel for Ginger Persinger. Grindo was also the counsel for Ruth Mitchell regarding the Willard Cottrill estate — winning a 4 to 1 Supreme Court decision last October.

Gregory A Smith on the board of governors at Glenville State College, the long time boyfriend of Shelly Morris DeMarino and dude has to be pissed off about the money missing from his company, but, sadly Gerry Hough the prosecutor for Gilmer County lacks the skill to prosecute anyone for a real crime. Gerry is at his best when he is just making shit up as he goes and paying people to lie about the evidence as we have witnessed the Gilmer County Courts allowing him to commit misconduct and run a muck like some silly backwoods hillbilly.

Gregory A Smith on the board of governors at Glenville State College, the long time boyfriend of Shelly Morris DeMarino and dude has to be pissed off about the money missing from his company, but, sadly Gerry Hough the prosecutor for Gilmer County lacks the skill to prosecute anyone for a real crime. Gerry is at his best when he is just making shit up as he goes and paying people to lie about the evidence as we have witnessed the Gilmer County Courts allowing him to commit misconduct and run a muck like some silly backwoods hillbilly.

 

Greg Smith formed a Land Surveying Company in 1976. He operated the organization and controlled all phases of work undertaken by Smith Land Surveying Co., and Incorporated on April 1st, 1987. Work was originally concentrated in central West Virginia. In 1986 Smith Land Surveying, Inc. began working throughout the state as well as in the neighboring states, providing Topographical Mapping, Construction Services for Contractors, Developers and Design Related Professionals.

The case involved an embezzlement from the company of Gregory A Smith the longtime boyfriend of Shelly DeMarino attorney daughter of the infamous IKE MORRIS the Lord of the Church of Ike. GINGER PERSINGER was an employee of Greg Smith and is accused of embezzling money from the revenue of property.
This has all happened before so lets review another embezzlement case GERRY HOUGH bungled, the Jessica Self case!

But first, here is some information about the FERPA VIOLATION of Gerald B Hough.

Gilmer County Prosecutor Gerry Hough Cautioned for ‘98 FERPA Violation!!

WV Record Reports:

Last February 26th free-lance investigative reporter Lawrence Smith filed a complaint with Office of Disciplinary Counsel against Gerald B Hough for illegal procedures in a civil court action  when Hough attempted to avoid revealing information from an FOIA request. Hough is shown in this photo allegedly under the influence(you decide)and the publisher of the Gilmer Free Press was also forced to file a civil action against HOUGH to claim almost 50 thousand in damages caused by more of Houghs questionable actions and possible unethical and illegal acts while serving as the Gilmer County Prosecutor. Both matters are currently pending.

Last February 26th free-lance investigative reporter Lawrence Smith filed a complaint with Office of Disciplinary Counsel against Gerald B Hough for illegal procedures in a civil court action when Hough attempted to avoid revealing information from an FOIA request. Hough is shown in this photo allegedly under the influence(you decide)and the publisher of the Gilmer Free Press was also forced to file a civil action against HOUGH to claim almost 50 thousand in damages caused by more of Houghs questionable actions and possible unethical and illegal acts while serving as the Gilmer County Prosecutor. Both matters are currently pending.

Records show very early in his legal career, Gerry Hough was scolded by the Lawyer Disciplinary Board for violating federal law when he improperly accessed a Glenville State College student’s academic records in the course of representing her accused attacker in a sexual assault case.
The Board on December 09, 2000, filed a one-count statement of charges against Hough for committing three violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct when he asked for, and received, a copy of Anita Phillips-Wiseman‘s transcripts on November 13, 1998. At the time, Hough was representing Wilkie Perez, a GSC student and quarterback of the football team, on charges he raped Phillips-Wiseman.
In the statement, which acts as an indictment for disciplinary purposes, the Board stated that Hough was also a member of the GSC faculty at the time he was representing Perez. Hough, the statement alleged, used his position on the faculty to mislead the GSC Registrar’s Office into getting a copy of Phillips-Wiseman’s transcripts for the sole purpose of aiding in Perez’s defense.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, strict limits are placed on disclosure of a student’s academic records, and who has access to them. Among those who are permitted access to a college student’s records, including his or her transcripts, is the student’s advisor.
According to the statement, at the time he requested her transcripts, Hough was not Phillips-Wiseman’s advisor. Because of that, the Board charged Hough with violating Rules dealing with truthfulness in statements to others, respect for the rights of third persons and misconduct.
Eventually, the Board on August 04, 2004, opted to dismiss the charge, and “caution” Hough, who by this time had become Gilmer County’s prosecutor, for his conduct, and fine him $400. The reason for the Board’s decision was due to the fact that at the time of the incident, Hough had been a member of the state Bar for only a month, and, upon learning of his actions, Thomas Powell, GSC’s then-president, reprimanded Hough, and denied him a pay raise given to other GSC faculty and staff.
As part of the agreement to dismiss the charges, Hough, despite his initial denial, had to admit to them, and express remorse for his actions.
Records show the sexual assault charges against Perez were dismissed.
~~ By Lawrence Smith – WV Record – 09.16.11 ~~

The ODC in Charleston even attempted to suppress evidence just last week (until they were caught red-handed)that clearly shows that Gerry brought a bad faith prosecution in Gilmer County with ill intent! Hough still has not been punished for those actions. When you knowingly suppress evidence and conspire to hide the true ownership of property in a Supreme Court case you should be looking at a prison sentence.
This latest event and those of the past clearly show a corrupt influence at the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Charleston.
Comment by Council of Concerned Citizens on 09.16.2011

If anyone out there wondered if LIZZY BUTCHER -- one half of the "Butcher Bitches"liked girls so much she had a dick -- well here is certainly a CLUE FOR YOU ALL!! Butcher Bitches Butcher Bitches Yeah yeah yeah! The children of the Power Elite demand special privileges in Crooked County down by the Crooked River!

If anyone out there wondered if LIZZY BUTCHER — one half of the “Butcher Bitches”liked girls so much she had a dick — well here is certainly a CLUE FOR YOU ALL!! Butcher Bitches Butcher Bitches Yeah yeah yeah! The children of the Power Elite demand special privileges in Crooked County down by the Crooked River!

This report gives credibility to brave citizens who are beginning to speak out against crime, corruption, and other forms of wrong doing in Gilmer County. For those who have vilified persons coming forth with information as trouble makers, there is just cause for digging deeper into various issues affecting the County. One good opportunity for surfacing truth would be for individuals familiar with the Albert J. Woofter estate to come forth with well written and documented specifics to enable citizens to judge merits of that issue for themselves. Charges without proof are valueless in the court of public opinion. If we believe in America and what it stands for, as responsible citizens we must always adhere to the concept that innocence prevails unless proven otherwise, and mere rumors must always be limited to anecdotal value.
Comment by Reston Virginia on 09.16.2011
To Reston Virginia:
Proof regarding the AJ Woofter Estate was published using letters from attorney Margaret Kriener, and other documents, that proved accounting were asked for by five different attorneys. Some of these letters were published, but Butcher and Facemire filed complaints and the had the site removed.
A letter from a lawyer to a lawyer was recently published that explained that. There have been several postings and publications that have proved to be valuable evidence if you would have been so inclined to look for them
An accounting was not done in 12 years there is proof of that, and much of this proof was burned up in the mysterious fire that took Bill Martins office, but copies do exist, and matters have been published and I will put in a request for documents to publish on this news source if you would like more proof in regard to the AJ Woofter estate.
RGW has some published from 2009 and 2010 and maybe as far back as evidence from 2007 regarding that case.
Comment by Council of Concerned Citizens on 09.16.2011

It’s interesting to note that Carly Hough, Gerry’s daughter made accusations that comments on GFP were libel…
As it turned out all allegations were true, and the public statement made by Carly Hough is extremely ironic sense it has been proven Gerald B Hough was found guilty of committing the same misconduct she wrongfully accused the “Truth sayers” of committing. Here is the statement by Carly:
First of all, few of you are courageous enough to identify yourself…because doing so would require you to verify these vague claims. Not to mention, many of you have anonymously committed libel. But since you’re so familiar with the legal system, I’m sure you already know that.
To the coward who claims to have spoken with my dad’s professors, how about providing us with names? These professors are well aware that federal law prohibits discussion of a student’s performance with anyone except the student (FERPA), so allow me to call your bluff.
Comment by Anonymous with respect for GFP on 09.18.2011

Gives a warm and fuzzy, good feeling, seeing all the truth that is being brought forth.
The corruption, back room deals, narcissism, self serving efforts and comments are being exposed. Again and again.
GFP is giving the community a well deserved education. Thank you GFP !
School District corruption and court corruption, that even has a stronghold in Charleston is coming into the open finally.
Even heard mention now on a radio station. The elites are on notice..
Lets hear it all folks. Come forward with your bits of information.
The truth shall set you (us) free.
Comment by keep diggin’ y’all on 09.18.2011
You are right KD, it will set us free. What I can’t understand is why the ODC speaks as if they are taking the man’s case to trial again instead of evaluating the attorney’s conduct.
Comment by Just Asking on 09.18.2011

At the R Terry Butcher Mansion Lizzy Butcher can get upside down on ya fast. Everybody knows it's JUST OK to party the Butcher Bitch way. You can be gay and later sleep all day! It must be pretty cool to think everybody else is a fool if they are not full on Power Elite! Lets meet and greet!

At the R Terry Butcher Mansion Lizzy Butcher can get upside down on ya fast. Everybody knows it’s JUST OK to party the Butcher Bitch way. You can be gay and later sleep all day! It must be pretty cool to think everybody else is a fool if they are not full on Power Elite! Lets meet and greet!

More solid evidence that the State’s seizure of our schools was politically motivated. Look in today’s Gazette. Gilmer was not listed among the worst ten school systems in WV. Calhoun and Roane made the list, but schools there were not seized. Wonder what Blankenship brought with him from Calhoun that will make our system better? If we are going to do anything about the State’s taking away our freedom we must stand up for ourselves to make our opinions and concerns known. Let’s meet to demonstrate that we have had enough and we are not going to take it anymore!
Comment by Gilmer Patriots on 09.19.2011
Were any of the school systems on that list seized or do schools that are seized suddenly improve their status with state control? I personally believe the local newspapers obvious intent to show their influence with the board did not help the cause at all. The new Superintendent was brought out of retirement when a better, local candidate was already hired.
Comment by Darn Right it was Political on 09.19.2011
Shame on those who played the politics. That is worse than selling their soul to devil.
Comment by Seems to Me on 09.19.2011
AND NOW lets review the Jessica Self NOT GUILTY verdict …

CommunityConcerns™: Gilmer County Prosecutor Fails Again – Jessica Self Case Dismissed

Gilmer Free Press has continuously been receiving concerns about the state of Gilmer County Prosecution, in particular Prosecutor Gerry Hough for quite some time.
Concerns reflect great dissatisfaction with so many cases that Mr. Hough has reportedly miss-handled.
The cases reported to Gilmer Free Press are many, but as an example we are listing the following most recent case:
State vs. Jessica Self
According to the court document obtained by Gilmer Free Press, Gilmer County Chief Circuit Judge Alsop, dismissed the case of State of West Virginia vs. Jessica Self on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
In this document, Gilmer County Circuit Court Case No. 09-F-15, Judge states that Gilmer County Prosecutor Gerald Hough (State) failed to prove the state’s case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Citizens’ concerns point to the fact that the Prosecutor Hough’s failure to present documents properly, clearly shows a pattern of WV State representation that has lead either to miss-trials or dismissals.

Background:
Jessica Lynn Self was indicted in November of 2008 for 19 counts of alleged embezzlement at the local Pizza Hut.
However, the case was dismissed because of a faulty indictment.
She was re-indicted for 19 counts of embezzlement in March 2009 session by Grand Jury.
On Tuesday, July 4, 2009, Self appeared and was arraigned. She entered Not Guilty to all charges of 19 counts of embezzlement, and posted $5000.00 surety bond. T.J. Drake was reappointed to represent her. Her trial was set for Tuesday, October 27, 2009.
The Trial was scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2010 .. but .. continued ..
On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Jessica Self appeared represented by R. Russell Stobbs of Weston, and had her case continued until the March 2010 term of the court.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 was the State vs. Jessica Self ‘s first trial. In this trial the jury was unable to reach a verdict. The Judge declared a mistrial on March 18, 2010.
The following is from the Court Dismissal order:
Thereafter the Court heard the argument of counsel and took the matter under advisement.
Based upon the matters presented to the Court, the Court, does make the following:
FINDINGS OF FACT
1. That by indictment returned by the grand jury in Gilmer County, West Virginia, in case no. 09-F-15, the defendant is charged with nineteen counts of embezzlement from the Glenville Pizza Hut, where she was employed as a manager.
2. The court permitted the case to be submitted to the jury for a decision, notwithstanding that the court had taken under advisement the motion for judgment of acquittal.
3. The jury, after deliberation for several hours, informed the court that they were hopelessly deadlocked, further instructions were given, but the jury was unable to arrive at a verdict, and were discharged, with a mistrial.
4. The State of West Virginia asserts that the defendant embezzled a total of Twenty Eight Thousand Fifty-Four Dollars and Ninety-Five Cents, ($28,054.95) between January 23, 2008 and May 15, 2008.
5. The indictment alleges specific amounts on nineteen different dates which total the aforesaid sum.
6. A full and complete audit of the sales and deposits was not performed by the alleged victim or the State of West Virginia.
7. At least four different individuals had access to the daily receipts and the defendant did not have access thereto.
8. Mike Bonnett, a regional manager for Pizza Hut, testified that the daily sales for the Glenville Pizza Hut was approximately Ten Thousand Dollars per week
9. During the period January 23, 2008 through February 14, 2008, the State of West Virginia contends that the defendant embezzled some Seventeen Thousand Four Hundred Fifty-Five Dollars and Thirty-Nine Cents, ($17,455.39).
10. Angela Carr, a bookkeeper for Pizza Hut at its home office in Beckley, West Virginia testified that there were not deposits matching the daily receipts for the days in question and Ms. Self was charged with embezzlement of the entire days cash or check receipts under a count of the indictment.
11. The entire sales and bank records were not offered into evidence by the State of West Virginia as State’s exhibits 1 (partial sales reports) and State’s exhibit 3 (partial United bank records).
12. The daily sales receipts (exclusive of credit and debit card sales) were to deposited on a daily basis.
13. Of particular concern to the court, is as to count six, the State of West Virginia charges the defendant with embezzling One Thousand Five Hundred Fifty Dollars and Five Cents ($1,550.05) on February 2, 2008.
14. The United bank records show seven deposits on February 5, 2008, with a deposit of One Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Three Dollars and Five Cents.
15. Angela Carr testified that since this deposit did not match the sales exactly that it was not the deposit for that day.
16. Further, the bank records indicate that for the period of time from January 29, 2008 through February 24, 2008, there was deposited in United Bank the sum of Forty-Four Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-Nine Dollars and Ninety-Seven Cents ($44,789.97). (State’s exhibit 3)
17. In addition, the bank records indicate that for the period of time from February 25, 2008 through April 21, 2008, there was deposited the sum of Eight-Six Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-Nine Dollars and Thirty-Five Cents, ($86,949.35). (State’s Exhibit 3)
18. The aforesaid deposits make the deposits from sales to United within the approximate Ten Thousand Dollars per week as would be anticipated, according to the testimony of Mike Bonnett.
19. The court finds that the evidence adduced by the State of West Virginia fails to establish, as a matter of law, a prima facie case that establishes the guilt of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt.
20. The Court would note that although the State of West Virginia’s evidence established that at least four different people, including the defendant had access to the money, it is the failure of the State of West Virginia to establish, with any certainty that money was missing, especially in light that the State’s evidence established some One hundred forty seven thousand dollars was deposited from daily sales between January 29, 2008 and April 21, 2008, a thirteen week period.
DISCUSSION
In deciding whether or not to grant a motion for judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29 of the West Virginia Rules of Criminal Procedure, the court is to consider the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, State v. Garrett, 195 W. Va. 630, 486 S.E.2d 481 (1995), and should only grant a motion for judgment of acquittal when the evidence is insufficient to justify a verdict of guilty to the crime charged. State v. Wright, 162 W. Va. 332, 249 S.E.2d 519 (1978).
The Court having reviewed the evidence adduced at trial by the State of West Virginia and considered it in the light most favorable to the State of West Virginia, the defendant is entitled to a judgment of acquittal.
Although the defendant may not have complied with proper procedure as to the timeliness of the daily deposits, the records introduced into evidence by the State of West Virginia, when accompanied by the testimony of official for the victim, does not establish that in fact the money alleged to have been embezzled is in fact missing. In fact, the evidence adduced seems to prove the contrary.
Accordingly, judgment of acquittal will be entered.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
For the reasons heretofore set forth, It is accordingly ADJUDGED and ORDERED that JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL AS TO ALL NINETEEN COUNTS is entered on behalf of the defendant, and this case is DISMISSED from the active docket of this court.

Summary of Some of the Community Concerns by Gilmer County Citizens :
• Mr. Hough, if he does not recuse himself, he always ends up with miss-trials or case dismissals. Why?
• Why Mr. Hough was granted a big raise by county commission if he is not doing his job to prosecute the criminals?
• Why was/is he practicing private law if he is the Gilmer County Prosecutor?
• Why he is never available when needed?
• Why does he have signs up in town advertising his law firm?
• Why is he always un-prepared?
• Why does he make selective prosecution?
• If he recuses himself because of the parties involved in cases constantly, then he should not be in (does not fit) this position.
• Why is the Gilmer County Prosecutor’s office in his personal law office?
• Shouldn’t the secretaries who are actually doing his work be paid his salary?
• Repeatedly because he fails to investigate, charges against criminals are dropped.
• Anytime he asks for a special prosecutor he is costing the tax payer’s more money.
• He has failed to represent the Gilmer County Commission and Gilmer Countian’s in multiple cases because of HIS special interests.
• It appears that he lacks the competence in this field or does not know the importance of this position.

NOW ALL OF WV CAN SEE THE RAPE CASE OF of Black QB of the GSC football team GABE PROPHET IS JUST PAR FOR A CROOKED COUNTY COURSE AT GLENVILLE STATE! Gerry refused to bring the case forward and the witness who worked in the local Go-Mart was threatened with more rape or worse if she showed up to court!!

NOW ALL OF WV CAN SEE THE RAPE CASE OF of Black QB of the GSC football team GABE PROPHET IS JUST PAR FOR A CROOKED COUNTY COURSE AT GLENVILLE STATE! Gerry refused to bring the case forward and the victim who worked in the local Go-Mart was threatened with more violence or worse if she showed up in court!!

And the list continues …..
It has taken this long for people to notice?
Gerry Hough is a sorry example of an attorney.
He got in the field by beating the system to get a degree just for the money part of it.
Just talk to law professors at WVU Law School and mention Gerry Hough’s name and see what kind of reaction you get.
He has no clue what a legal system is. He is a liar, unethical, and a lazy man.
Gilmer County you made a big mistake putting him in the office.
He screwed up anything he put his hand on here in Calhoun County.
Comment by Anonymous (Info on File) on 04.26.2010

 

Mary Hudnall the victim of sexual assault said, "I told you NO!" " ...I can't do this, I have a boyfriend!" "I am drunk leave me alone!"

Mary Hudnall the victim of sexual assault said, “I told you NO!” ” …I can’t do this, I have a boyfriend!” “I am drunk leave me alone!”

Gerry Hough screws anyone in his path for his personal gain: His employees in his law office, Gilmer County Commission by approving its legal documents, his partners in his businesses, Gilmer County people by not representing them correctly, Gilmer County Businesses by going against them…
The man is good! he does all of these by never being on his job and while spending time in other places such as GSC exercise room while on duty.
He even sides with drug dealer by always dropping or reducing charges against those arrested! His motto is: Let’s make a deal, screw them.
Comment by Gilmer Citizen (Info on File) on 04.26.2010
Our county commissioners had no problem increasing Hough’s salary to $86,000 from half-time do-nothing to full time do-nothing in a flick, but they moan when it comes to others. This is how this county runs: crooks for crooks.
Comment by Anonymous (Info on File) on 04.26.2010
Has anyone ever watched Gerry Hough in court? He is unprepared and has no clue.
I bet if someone takes his secretary away during the session, he would immediately make a motion to drop the case.
Comment by Billy on 04.26.2010
Who is to investigate the Prosecutor Hough for ethic violation and his corruption? Is he just let to keep doing it?
Comment by Jerome K on 04.26.2010
The person who named the parties screwed by Hough, failed to mention Hough’s own family members: Stalnakers.
Comment by Anonymous (Info on File) on 04.26.2010
You’ve heard it said that, “You should love your neighbor and hate your enemy.“ But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you ,and persecute you. Matt. 5:43,44.
Love to you; my cheek will keep turning. I’m forgiven; I must forgive. And Pontius Pilate looked at Jesus and said, “What is truth?“ (and he was looking at the embodiment of the Truth). Can you see past your fear, your jealousy, your hate?
Comment by Gerry Hough on 04.28.2010
According to the what has been said, Fred Hill disappeared, Sheriff Metz started the search, he needed more resources and asked state police, they provided help, Fred could not be found, case went by the way side, Fred’s family pressured state police, finally state police took over, state police did nothing, Fred’s body was found close to sheriff’s home, sheriff called the state police, sheriff said no sign of foul play, body was removed, then Gerry Hough calls for special investigation….
Somebody explain to me, why didn’t Hough do anything from the beginning? Why does he call the state police for special investigation if the state police was the investigators? What is Hough really trying to find? Is he just wasting more taxpayer’s money by passing the buck again? How can state police investigate themselves and really come up with an honest investigation?
Doesn’t seem like Hough is just using all these parties like chess pieces? In summary, what has and does he really do? It is really shameful that he just plays the system and gets away with it. Could any of us get away acting like him? I think not.
Comment by Mike R. on 04.29.2010
I wish others could see Gerry the way that his family sees him. Gerry attended law school at 40, at a huge cost to our family, because he wanted to make a difference.

This is Gerald B Hough looking pretty with pink bags . Gerry is the prosecuting attorney for Gilmer County, and former Sheriff Mickey Metz will be first to tell you “Hough is the head law man around here!” If the new people to the area knew previously about the horrors of Glenville, and Crooked County many would never have taken the job at the federal prison or settled anyplace in Gilmer County, which has the most corrupt law enforcement and court system in the state of WV.

This is Gerald B Hough looking pretty with pink bags. Gerry is the prosecuting attorney for Gilmer County, and former Sheriff Mickey Metz will be first to tell you “Hough is the head law man around here!” If the new people to the area knew previously about the horrors of Glenville, and Crooked County many would never have taken the job at the federal prison or settled anyplace in Gilmer County, which has the most corrupt law enforcement and court system in the state of WV.

He wanted to give people a voice who felt like they had no voice. Gerry is a hard worker who persists when things get tough. Commuting to law school for four years was no easy task. He spends many sleepless nights concerned about the growing number of abused children and their welfare. He also has great concern about the way drugs are tearing families apart. He has courage when people who have been sentenced are unkind to him and sometimes threaten his family. They often blame Gerry instead of taking responsibility for their actions. After twenty years of marriage and four children, my family has come to love, respect and appreciate the role that Gerry plays as husband and father and so do I. Tamara Stalnaker Hough
Comment by Tamara Stalnaker Hough on 04.29.2010
I see Mrs. Hough defending her husband. Any good lady should defend her husband in public, but not in private. Good lady she is.
I also see Mr. Hough clinging to bible now. That I do not agree. To cling to bible only in need is wrong. If one is truly religious they do that all the time.
I am not judging by here-say. I do know Mr. Hough has repeatedly failed the public for one reason or another.
I do know his failure to obey the law has resulted in criminals getting by and innocent losing.
To dear Mrs. Hough, about your comment that he worked hard going to college, we all do that. He did not do anything different that responsible students always do. Some even do it for a lot longer period.
Trying to qualify him as a good person because he went to college for 4 years is very lame.
A college education or making religious quotes does not make a person good.
What makes a person good is his action and treatment of other human beings.
Also I noticed you tried to make sure the Stalnaker name is mentioned by you. Again, just because others are good, it does not make him good.
You seem to ask for sympathy by talking about the kids he lets go, but fail to realize that those very kids are right back in when they become victimized by the criminals he has not prosecuted and let go.
Finally, when you are in public office, you cannot expect the concerned taxpayers not to state the facts.
Comment by JRC on 04.30.2010
I must agree with others about the comment made about Mr. Hough spending money and going to school for four years to be so stupid.
He chose to do it. Nobody forced him. His wife wants us to feel sorry about him! Should we do that about all the students who spend a lot money and time to go to school? Even those who could not afford it?
Mrs. Hough, Gerry simply went to law school for the money, period. He has a track record and habit of getting into businesses others are in because he thinks he should have the money others are making.
A reader had mention asking the law professors at WVU Law School about him. I decided to do that.
Four professors did not have anything good to say. One really was oppose to Mr. Hough being in field of law. Three had no comments.
One specially noted about Mr. Hough becoming the Prosecutor without any experience in the field of law. It was noted blame should go to people of Gilmer County who put an inexperience attorney in the office of prosecuting attorney.
Public records also show there has been numerous complains about him, his conduct, and his ethics in this field.
In a recent case retired Supreme Court Judge Larry Starcher was involved. Why?
Mrs. Hough, does Gerry ever talk to you about all the court trial mishaps and losses he has been involved in?
Last but not least, he is a grown man. If the information about him is false, he should speak for himself and explain them to people. Hiding behind a woman is the worst thing a real man can do.
Comment by W.J.G. on 05.02.2010
As Mr. Hough’s first child, I obviously have a different perspective. Although it IS difficult to read these comments about my dad, this post is not intended to gain sympathy. Rather, I legitimately wonder what satisfaction this hostility is bringing to your life?
First of all, few of you are courageous enough to identify yourself…because doing so would require you to verify these vague claims. Not to mention, many of you have anonymously committed libel. But since you’re so familiar with the legal system, I’m sure you already know that.
To the coward who claims to have spoken with my dad’s professors, how about providing us with names? These professors are well aware that federal law prohibits discussion of a student’s performance with anyone except the student (FERPA), so allow me to call your bluff. As a candidate of WVU law school, my name is recognized by professors who have asked my dad to speak in their class.
Furthermore, it seems that few of you comprehend the definition of competence and intelligence. My dad happens to be a MENSA…comprised of the top 2% of IQ scores in the world! Not only is my dad more than qualified for his position, but he is one of the smartest and most motivated individuals I know. To the coward who gained satisfaction from calling my dad lazy- try dealing with uneducated criminals all morning, running 4 miles at lunch, driving an hour and a half to teach all evening, and coming home to help with homework & tuck your kids in bed after that. Speaking of laziness, you may have heard of the saying, “idle hands are the devil’s playground.“ It seems that most of you would benefit from spending all of this free time on more constructive activities!
~Carly
Comment by Carly Hough on 05.03.2010

Gerald B Hough with daughter Carly Hough who brought the hard booze on the bus to the State High School Volley Ball tournament in Charleston - the overnight party full of SEX and debauchery!  Contributing to the delinquency of minors is not against the law when your DAD is the prosecutor.

Gerald B Hough with daughter Carly Hough who brought the hard booze on the bus to the State High School Volley Ball tournament in Charleston – the overnight party full of SEX and debauchery! Contributing to the delinquency of minors is not against the law when your DAD is the prosecutor.

Carly Hough started pulling the panties to the side while just in high school! Did someone say ADULT EDUCATION?! Those actions continued while she was the life of the party at the TKE FRAT HOUSE that had to be torn down, many said to hide the DNA evidence of RAPE all through the building...

Carly Hough started pulling the panties to the side while just in high school! Did someone say ADULT EDUCATION?! Those actions continued while she was the life of the party at the TKE FRAT HOUSE that had to be torn down, many said to hide the DNA evidence of RAPE all through the building…

Hey Carly Hough,
Sorry, this post of yours was just brought to my attention this afternoon. I would love to respond to your rather harsh criticism of the people that posted valid complaints against a public official that is not only, NOT living up to the position, but also committed criminal behavior while performing his so called duties. I have on my desk the court record from my case. I paid $2500.00 for it, and had to hire an attorney out of Elkins WV to handle the matter.
First of all in regard to your claim here is a quote, from you!
“First of all, few of you are courageous enough to identify yourself…because doing so would require you to verify these vague claims!”
I did identify myself and you will hear a lot more about me in the future I can assure you!
Check this out Carly, your father is a bold face liar and brings facts he just makes up to the courtroom! Would you like me to prove it to you? I would love to do that!
So, Carly, do you know what a court record is? (How does it feel to have someone talk to you in a condescending way- your dad is real good at it, did he learn that in Mensa?)
In the court record, your father Gerald B Hough lies to the jury, did you get that …. lies!
Here is just one example, I have many.
From the court record:
“While the husband is sick with Cancer Shirley Ball writes a check.“
Investigators discovered that Mr. Ball was not diagnosed with Cancer until TWO YEARS LATER! What a bold face liar your father is! Two years later. Mr. Ball was not sick at all on that date and did not have cancer or was he sick. Shirley Ball and your father are both liars and I will prove that in court. YOUR FATHER LIED TO THE JURY!
Mr. Ball gave me a loan, since I dropped everything, including my studio work try to save our farm. I was paying on two vehicles to the bank plus insurance. A check was written for $500.00 – Gerry gave a few different of his full time employee’s loans, since he was the man that owned the company he started from his garage.
Investigators discovered that a man named Terry that has long blonde hair also got a similar loan at the same time and had the same status as me, an employee that had been laid off. Our whole shift was laid off. Yes I actually had to work for once in my life instead of having a dream job as a disc jockey, but your father told the jury that I did not even know Mr. Ball. Your father lied to the jury and is not such a great guy!

I am going to keep this real short today, because there are about 50 different examples in the court record in which your father lied to the jury and that is very serious, and in fact I will make the evidence we have against your father on CD available for your own listening and then you will discover he had a helper in his criminal activity and her name is Marilyn Matheny and my family wants her in prison and we are trying to put her there in a big way.
Right after I was falsely arrested, Shirley Ball stole my car from Gerry auto repair shop, just after he died.
I had 400 of the 500 I owed him and called him in April of that year and told him I brought my favorite car to the shop. I got his OK to give the guys at the shop the 400 and I could pay him back later. There was a witness to this and his name is Kevin Wease and the State Police know we are looking to have a little conversation with that man. We know where he lives now.
They never fixed my car. Gerry died and his wife Shirley stole my car.
Trooper Smith called me last April 2010 and told me he was under orders from headquarters to find my Volvo. So, Carly, one of your father witnesses who lied in court stole my car. I would like my car back; do you think you could make some calls?
Oh yeah one more thing, this comment of yours,
“Not to mention, many of you have anonymously committed libel”
I can’t wait to tell you what to do with that statement, but I can’t say it here, but if you see me soon in town, I will be glad to say it to your face!
Comment by Dan Bingman on 07.09.2010
Hey CARLY… how was SPAIN? .. nice to be traveling around the world on money your dad made from ruining lives by bringing false evidence and making his own rules!
Here is a little something you should know about that your father did, the same WRONGDOING you accused someone else of.
There was a disciplinary case filed against an attorney named Gerald Hough on charging violations of Rules 4.1, 4.4 and 8.4(c), in connection with the attorney making false representations in order to obtain confidential college records of a rape victim so as to benefit his client, who was charged with the rape. It was eventually resent to the Lawyer Disciplinary (I can’t understand the computer notes. The rules that are enumerated also can be found on the Office of Disciplinary Counsel website, the link to which I have already given you.
Hope that splash of cold news woke you up a bit. Take some good advice..stay out of it! It’s gonna be rough for Gerald B Hough real soon.
Comment by Dan Bingman on 10.17.2010

So there ya GO the TRUTH about YOUR PAPA CARLY HOUGH! YES he is a liar and even some say..

Is it true what they say that the Papa of Carly Hough never worked a day, in his life
And Momma, some bad talk goin’ round town sayin’ that Papa Hough had three outside children
And another wife, and that ain’t right
Heard them talking Papa doing some store front preachin’ carryin a bible and such
Talked about saving souls and all the time reaching
Dealing in debt, and stealing in the name of the law
Momma just hung her head and said…

The difference between GOOD and EVIL run right down that Crooked County line!!