East Grand Forks City Attorney Ronald Galstad trapped in extortion scheme after botched attempt to frame innocent man for murder - will be disbarred

By Timothy Charles Holmseth on September 4, 2018 at 12:56 P.M. CST

East Grand Forks City Attorney Ronald Galstad is involved in plot to frame an innocent man for murder.

Attorney Ronald Galstad

An explosive development during a hearing in Polk County Court last week has set the stage for Galstad to be disbarred.

The developing situation now involves high profile trial attorney Steven S. Biss, a Washington D.C. area based lawyer who represents Timothy Charles Holmseth in a federal Defamation lawsuit filed by Holmseth in May, 2018.

During a court hearing last week Galstad interrupted Holmseth who was addressing the court about a 42 U.S.C. 1983 Deprivation of Rights lawsuit he is going to file. Galstad broke in and told Judge Tamara Yon he was requesting a Rule 20.01 for Holmseth, which is a request for a psychological evaluation to determine if a person is mentally sound.

Galstad will be disbarred - here's why.

Galstad's claim about Holmseth's mental health has now made Galstad a witness and he is subject to deposition because of claims and statements by Tina Church, the president of an Indiana private investigative service.

PI Church, president, Specialized Investigative Consultants Inc, Mishawaka, Indiana told Holmseth during recorded calls that said she has been talking to Galstad. She said she advised Galstad that if he does not have Holmseth committed to a psyche ward she will sue the City of East Grand Forks.

PI Church's threat of a lawsuit against the City of EGF is obviously baseless - but Galstad has received the real message Church is sending.

Here's what it is.

PI Church is blackmailing Galstad with recordings and information that will implicate East Grand Forks police and other officials in crimes and misconduct.

Galstad is implicated in a plot to frame Holmseth for kidnapping and murder.

PI Church made recorded statements to Holmseth in 2017 that reveal how in July, 2011, select police officers including Sgt. Aeisso Schrage, coordinated with Galstad to have PI Church 'stage' a police report to the East Grand Forks Police Department that would create the appearance Holmseth, a local investigative journalist, once had a kidnapped child named HaLeigh Cummings in his home.

The plan was to create a record that Holmseth, who had uncovered information about child pornography of the missing child, worked with the FBI and authored a book, once boasted the child was in his home.

The plan to frame Holmseth was to occur in stages.

PI Church revealed that during off-the-record communications, she and her associates convinced local police and Galstad that Holmseth had been mailed copies of naked photos of five year-old HaLeigh Cummings. PI Church convinced police that if they could find a way to seize Holmseth's computer under a false pretense such as drugs, they could search the computer and find the child pornography of HaLeigh.

The plan was to 'stumble upon' the child rape pornography, which would then add up with the July, 2011 police report that made it appear Holmseth bragged the child was in his home.

Hence - Holmseth would appear to be guilty of kidnapping, rape, production of child pornography, and murder.

On December 14, 2012 the EGFPD and Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant and executed a raid on Holmseth's home-office. The raid was made to appear as an official operation of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). Holmseth's computer and cameras and storage devices were seized and covered with BCA evidence stickers.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office searched Holmseth's hard-drive and found nothing illegal whatsoever.

Drew Evans, superintendent, BCA, told Holmseth in writing the BCA played no role in the raid; did not know about it; and did not authorize use of their stickers.

It was all staged by Polk County officials.

Galstad placed his feet firmly in cement when he accused Holmseth of not being mentally stable.

Here's why.

Church is named as a co-conspirator in a federal lawsuit filed by Holmseth on May 25, 2018 via Attorney Biss. The defamation lawsuit is filed in the Virginia Eastern District Court.

On page 15 of the federal lawsuit it shows a petition published by Defendants that shows a photo of Holmseth and a headline that says: East Grand Forks, Minnesota: Please Involuntarily Commit Timothy Holmseth To A Mental Institution.

The Petition is signed by Church.

According to Attorney Biss this creates serious legal issues for Galstad.

"Galstad may be a witness. Okay, because Galstad has talked to Tina Church. And Galstad and Tina Church have basically defamed you by suggesting that you're crazy and you need to be put into a mental institution," Biss aid.

This is a developing story.

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