Timeline of John Hoff Oklahoma Law License Application and Results

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Blogger Hoff Sells House in North Minneapolis, Next Stop? El Paso, Texas

It has been a while since I have posted to this blog. I thought of just letting it drift off into the depths of Internet blogs without adding any new content but, I am a person who keeps his word.
Years ago, John Hoff wanted this blog deleted and I refused. His response was a blunt threat... Delete the blog or he will "first amendment retaliate" against me.
It was at that time, I told John that due to his relentless attacks against me, my former friend and many other people he had been attacking via his blog, that I will never let up on him. I will not let all of his misdeeds be forgotten. I will see to it that his past will remain with him no matter where he ends up in the future.

Hoff stated on his blog that he will remain in his house in North Minneapolis, forever. He was making it his permanent home after he has literally bounced all around the country during his adult life. Fast forward to 2017 and now 2018, Hoff once again, did not keep his word... No surprise there because, he has never shown himself to be a trustworthy person.

To the residents of North Minneapolis, you can rest easy because, John Hoff has sold his house on Bryant Ave. North. According to the county records, Hoff sold it for a nice profit after he bought it in the biggest real estate crash Minneapolis had ever seen. Imagine that! Hoff started his blog using real estate fraud as his motivation for his self-credited crusade against fraudsters. Here we are 10 years later and Hoff has profited nicely. Typical Hoff: Bash them when its popular & profit off them later.

So, now that he has sold his house in North Minneapolis, what do we know about where he is or where he is going?
We know he won't be going to Oklahoma to be a lawyer. Even though he passed the Bar Exam, the OK Board of Bar Examiners denied his application after a 2-day hearing was held over his moral character and fitness. They determined that things that he had done in the past are not acceptable for someone wanting to become a lawyer. Naturally Hoff attempted to appeal the ruling but, his argument was ruled as moot. With his tail tucked between his legs, Hoff went back to Minnesota and in October of 2017, he sold his house. So much for forever.

Just the other day, Hoff's name popped up in an editorial piece for the El Paso Times. Here is the link to the article and Hoff's portion. Hoff wrote:
Hoff Editorial El Paso Times
Maybe a dog, hawk or chupacabra is to blame in rabbit’s death
I am a former resident of El Paso from my regular Army days, thinking of retiring in the Sun City, and so I read the El Paso Times every day. The article by Aaron Martinez about the horrible bunny beheading described a terrible event, but I have to ask ... are we quite certain the act was committed by a human being?
In the early 1990s, my then-wife and I witnessed a pack of feral dogs snatch a rabbit from our enclosed porch area on Festival Drive. I will spare you the gory details, but the rabbit, named Bipper Bunny, did not survive the incident. She is buried beneath a mesquite tree near the apartment complex where we used to live. I visited the grave, such as it was, a couple of years ago with our teenage son, Alex.
You would think it would be hard for a big dog to get into a tiny enclosed porch, snatch a live rabbit, and immediately get back out with the rabbit in its mouth, but that hungry dog was MOTIVATED.
Based on that experience, I just have to wonder if some other critter — dog, hawk, roadrunner or the legendary chupacabra — might actually be responsible for this incident?
In any case, condolences to the owner of the rabbit. I hope you will find a new pet who needs your love and care.
John HoffMinneapolis, MN 55411
Now that John's son is in college and doing well, he appears to have been spending some time in El Paso, Texas. What would lure him back to the city where he lived when his marriage began to crumble? Could he be trying to re-kindle the flames of a long lost love interest? Wait! Love interest? He was married when he lived in El Paso. Did Hoff stray from his then wife and have a fling on the side? Did his ex-wife find out about his infidelity and head for Seattle? We may never know for sure but, it looks like for the time being, Hoff has been spending time in El Paso... Much to the delight of the residents of NoMi.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Johnny Northside Is Far From Being Forgotten

John Hoff aka Johnny Northside has been on hiatus in recent months. His blog has been retired since June of 2015.
Hoff has managed to actually shut up in the time since he hung up the blog. That is a rare thing because, he has proven before that he can't do it for long. Maybe it was the major ASS Whooping he was handed by the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners when they denied Hoff's application to become a lawyer in their State. Hoff was denied even though he was allowed to take the Bar exam AND he PASSED it!
Click here to read about:  Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law in John Hoff Law License Application

Granted, this video that was posted recently on Youtube, doesn't actually show Hoff or have him saying anything but, it clearly shows that he has not been forgotten by those he has pissed off.
The video shows a typical Hoff behavior...
Hoff has always promoted himself as a "bigger than life" hero of sorts by hurling insults at those he has deemed beneath him BUT, when he has been spotted in public and confronted... Well, 'ol Johnny Northside tucks his tail and runs away to hide. Here's a great example!

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Hoff has been living in the van. Oh how the mighty have fallen!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Finds "Tremendous" Student Loan Debt Owed By John Hoff

In 2004, John Hoff (semi-formally known as Johnny Northside) moved from Seattle, where he began his petty career of attacking and exploiting people, and settled in Grand Forks, ND.
He attended law school at the University of North Dakota and just a few years later, Hoff had a degree in Law. Imagine.... John Hoff, being a lawyer. That is a scary thought!

Thankfully, Hoff moved to Minneapolis after graduating while hauling very little in the move. A few of the things he brought with him included an entire State (North Dakota) being pissed off at him for his antics and a pile of student loan debt. Student loans are not a concern to most graduating law students as they are about to join the ranks as a lawyer.

Hoff was about to become dangerous. After he left Seattle, he was interviewed by the SeattleWeekly and offered a peek at what he planned to do after law school.

"After law school, Hoff says, he's going to start a law firm—specializing in record law, lesbian issues, and international space law—and open offices in Grand Forks, Hollywood, and . . . Seattle. Then, he adds confidently, he will get a state legislative seat, then make the jump to the US Senate as the first Green libertarian."

Fast forward more than a decade and we find that John Hoff fell just a bit short with making good on his claims. Actually, Hoff fell flat on his face because, he failed to deliver any of those claims. 

In 2013-'14, Hoff applied for, took and PASSED the Oklahoma Bar Exam. Thankfully,  the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners took a close look at Hoff's past during a 2-day Rule 11 hearing before the board in Oklahoma City in August 2014. It took a few months for the board to make sure their ruling would hold but, in October, 2014 the board denied Hoff a law license and after a failed bid to appeal the ruling, Hoff found himself holding his ass in his hands after the Oklahoma Bar Examiners handed it to him. 

Here is what the Oklahoma Board concluded regarding Hoff's student loan debt:
Fast forward one year and we have been blessed in a way because, John Hoff has slowed his blogging activities to a crawl. He has said that the blog is retired but, people know that the temptation to use his beloved blog to self-promote and/or bash someone will simply be too tempting for him to lay off completely.

Coming soon.....
I was one of seven witnesses to testify for the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners at the Rule 11 hearing for John Hoff, held in August, 2014.
I was the only witness of the seven who appeared in person and the next post on this blog will be a review of my testimony as well as opinions and observations I made at the hearing.
It will be good stuff!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Evidence of Unemployment Benefits Fraud Surfaces on John Hoff

The Adventures of Johnny Northside blog, owned by John Hoff, is said to be coming to an end.
To all the people who have endured his wrath, I tell you this... Johnny Northside will be over and done with.
With the end of Johnny Northside, it leaves one question though...

"What will happen with John Hoff?"

No one can really be sure what will happen with John Hoff but, with any luck, all of us will know or at least have reason to believe that John Hoff will be facing the consequences of his own demons. 
One of those demons is that Hoff is a fraud and, according to his own sworn testimony, appears to have committed fraud. What kind of fraud? Against who? 

How about the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

On April 30, 2014, John Hoff was asked to appear in Oklahoma City to submit a sworn statement (Deposition) to the attorney representing the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners. Hoff submitted an application in August, 2013 to take the Bar Examination for the purpose of becoming a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma. Information that questioned Hoff's ethics and character fitness was submitted to the board by several people, including the author of this Blog, Jim Watkins.

The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners sent that information to their attorney who reviewed the documents and Hoff's application was investigated. The deposition consists of 225 pages of sworn testimony from John Hoff. The information contained in this post is found on pages 65-88. I did not want to post the entire 225-page document so, I took screen shots of the pages that contained testimony from Hoff that focused on his income and unemployment benefits.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Who Has Roommates Without Knowing Who They Are? John Hoff, That's Who

Copy - cover page of sworn statement of John Hoff - April 30, 2014 (click to view larger)

This Blog has reported and contended for years that John Hoff's house located at 2226 Bryant Ave. N, has been used as a non-licensed rental property in the City of Minneapolis versus being Hoff's Homestead and housing "Roommates."

On April 30, 2014, John Hoff was asked to appear in Oklahoma City to submit a sworn statement (Deposition) to the attorney representing the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners. Hoff submitted an application in August, 2013 to take the Bar Examination for the purpose of becoming a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma. Information that questioned Hoff's ethics and character fitness was submitted to the board by several people, including the author of this Blog, Jim Watkins.

The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners sent that information to their attorney who reviewed the documents and Hoff's application was investigated. The deposition consists of 225 pages of sworn testimony from John Hoff. The information contained in this post is found on pages 103-106 and the testimony specific to Hoff's tenant-roommate situation was copied and included in this post.
For reference... The numbers below represent the line number for dialogue on every page of the statement. The "Q:" is dialogue for the attorney presenting the questions and the "A:" represents Hoff's answers.

Click to read the rest of the story...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Adventures of Johnny Northside Blog Set To Retire June 15, 2015 But, Misadventures Blog Will Continue With John Hoff Information

Screen shot of one of Hoff's pen names, Johnny Forada (click to view larger)

Please note that the link to Hoff's Notice of Appeal against the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners is posted at the end of this article.

John Hoff has announced he will be stepping aside from his beloved blog in June 2015 but, as Hoff history has shown, it does not mean Hoff will discontinue his bullying ways. It merely means, he will refocus his personal attacks on people he does not like and find another way of doing it.

Hoff has been totally exposed now that the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners denied his application to join the Oklahoma Bar, even though Hoff completed and passed the bar exam.
Their decision was reached after holding a Rule 11 hearing that covered Hoff's character, moral fitness and respect for the law. I was a witness for the OBBE's and testifying against John was a gratifying experience. All of Hoff's misdeeds against others finally came back to haunt him.
Click HERE to read Findings of Fact Conclusions of Law

Hoff's long history of bullying goes back long before he began blogging in 2008 and I expect him to continue his ways even more now that he has been disgraced from his quest of becoming a lawyer.
After his blog is put to rest, Hoff will be almost 50 years old and essentially starting over from scratch (his student loan debt will likely follow him to his grave), only his public image and credibility will make things more difficult for him. Not to mention, most of his family are at odds with him and likely won't offer him much support. According to his brother, Judd, John lied to him and his mother about his Oklahoma law license status as they had not been aware of a hearing being held.

Word is going around that John will be or already has been reported to the IRS for not claiming income earned in 2013 as well as the Minnesota Unemployment Commission for claiming benefits while not reporting income he earned in Oklahoma at that time. Both of those misdeeds were proven to be fact at the Rule 11 hearing before the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.

It is the opinion of this blog author that once John is officially done with his Johnny Northside blog, he will be even more dangerous and pose a bigger threat to intensify his bullying because, he might feel he has nothing more to lose after he lost his credibility and dignity (he didn't really have much of those before).

This blog might explore a few changes to the layout or maybe alter the title but, the commitment to stand up to Hoff and his cyber attacks for people scorned by him in the past as well as hoping to prevent future attacks... Will remain a priority.

To close, I offer you the opportunity to read the 8-page notice of Appeal Hoff filed in November against the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners after his application to become a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association was denied. It really is entertaining to read some of his insane reasoning for the basis of his appeal.
Note: The court document was obtained from the Oklahoma Supreme Court records.

Click HERE for Hoff's Notice of Appeal

Thursday, April 2, 2015

John Hoff's Motion to Seal Records of Appeal Concerning Denial of Law License Ruled as "Moot" by Oklahoma Supreme Court

Photo by Jim Watkins taken in Oklahoma City, OK. on August 15, 2014
In December 2014, bully blogger, John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside was fighting to have the Oklahoma Supreme Court hear his appeal. Appeal? What appeal?

A quick summary of the events...

In September of 2013, John Hoff sent in his application to take the Bar Exam in the State of Oklahoma.

This blog confirmed that information by contacting the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners.
All applicants are required to pass a moral character background check before they become licensed.
I quickly submitted documentation about Hoff that supported my character claim about his past to the board and was finally contacted by the attorney who represents the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners (OBBE). I was told there would be a hearing held before the board and I agreed to testify in person.

In February of 2014, the Oklahoma Bar Association held their Bar Exam and John Hoff was allowed to take the Exam. Hoff passed the exam but, he was not allowed to join the Bar Association due to his moral character and fitness status being under review.

On April 30, 2014 John Hoff met with the board's attorney to give a deposition that lasted a full day.

A hearing was held in Oklahoma City on August 14th and 15th, 2014 and I appeared to testify on the second day of the hearing and was questioned by the board's attorney and cross examined by John Hoff.

On October 17, 2014, the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners officially ruled to deny Hoff's application to join the Oklahoma Bar. They based their decision on evidence presented at the August Rule 11 hearing with their reasons summarized with their Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law. Click HERE to read that document.

On November 19, 2014, John Hoff filed a motion to appeal the board of bar examiners ruling. On the same day, Hoff filed a motion to proceed Informa Pauperis in an attempt to avoid having to pay the fees required to have the appeal heard by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Five days later, the OBBE's filed motions to strike and dismiss.

On December 10, 2014, Hoff filed a motion with the Supreme Court to seal the records pertaining to all of the events listed above and from that date forward.

On December 10, 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued the following ruling:

On February 2, 2015, John Hoff's quest to become a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma officially ended as the Supreme Court dismissed Hoff's motion to appeal and declared the motion to seal the records as "Moot."

I find it difficult to read the document without being overly critical of the content written by Hoff. In a way it is simply upsetting to read his reasons for wanting the records sealed because, he really believes all the garbage he comes up with to support his motion. Thankfully, the justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court didn't agree with him at all and because of them ruling the motion as moot.... The document is now public information and this blog has obtained a copy for the public to see.

Below is a link that will allow readers to see the PDF file. Enjoy and more to come!

Click to read 14-page motion to seal records PDF file by Hoff

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hoff Says He Is Living in Poverty to Support Motion to Proceed In forma Pauperis but Denied by Oklahoma Supreme Court

On November 14, 2014, John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside appeared before the Clerk for the Oklahoma Supreme Court. 
Hoff was there because, he didn't agree with the ruling by the Oklahoma Board of  Bar Examiners to deny his application to practice law in Oklahoma as a member of the Bar. Click here to read the findings of fact, conclusions of law based on the 2-day hearing held August 14-15, 2014 in Oklahoma City

The problem Hoff faced with appealing his application being denied involved money... Something Hoff has never really had any of. However, he sure does OWE a LOT of it (more on that in a future post)!
According to the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, under Rule 11...
Section 8. (a) An applicant whose application is denied by the Board of Bar Examiners following a Rule Eleven hearing, may appeal to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma by filing twelve (12) copies of a Notice of Appeal with the Clerk of the Supreme Court and one copy of a Notice of Appeal with the Board. The Notice of Appeal and cost bond shall be filed by the applicant with the Clerk of the Supreme Court within thirty (30) days after the Board's written decision was mailed to the applicant or his/her counsel. The Notice of Appeal shall set forth the basis for the appeal. Any findings of fact and conclusions of law issued by the Board in connection with the Rule Eleven hearing shall be attached to the Notice of Appeal. 
(b) At the same time the Notice of Appeal is filed, the applicant shall also file a good and sufficient cost bond to be approved by the Clerk of the Supreme Court in an amount sufficient to defray the costs of the appeal, including the Rule Eleven hearing transcript.
In other words, in order for Hoff's appeal to be heard by the supreme court, he would have to cover the cost of the bond that would include the transcript from the Rule 11 hearing. For Hoff to appeal his case properly,he would have to come up with a significant amount of money. It was estimated that the amount of money Hoff would have had to pay was in the range of $5,000.
John didn't have that much money so, he pulled out one of his old, reliable tricks that he has used in most of his previous court cases.... To ask the court for permission for him to proceed "Informa Pauperis"
For those not familiar with that term, it more or less means the person filing the case does not have the money to cover the required costs and if the court approves the motion to proceed in forma pauperis, the cost is absorbed by the court (or the taxpayers really).

Here is the Oklahoma Statute:
§ 922. Affidavit in forma pauperis
The affidavit provided for in the preceding section [FN1] shall be in the form following, and attached to the petition, viz.:State [of Oklahoma, ____________ County, ____________,] in the district court of said county: I do solemnly swear that the cause of action set forth in the petition hereto prefixed is just, and I (or we) do further swear that by reason of my (or our) poverty, I am unable to give security for costs.
Hoff claimed poverty in order to appeal his case. The irony of that is that one of the reasons Oklahoma denied Hoff's application to practice law was that the Board of Bar Examiners determined that Hoff lived in poverty on PURPOSE!
The following from the findings of fact conclusions of law from Hoff's denial... (click below to view larger)

John Hoff was proven to be opposite of so many things that he has long claimed to be on his blog and among his supporters is former Minneapolis city council member and current Minneapolis Public School Board member, Don Samuels. In fact, Samuels submitted a letter of support to the board on Hoff's behalf but, he did not appear as a witness for Hoff at his Rule 11 hearing.
A copy of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law for Hoff's denial will be sent to Samuels to review and I will follow up after that seeking a comment on his decision to support Hoff as he has in the past.

Hoff will not be a lawyer anywhere anytime soon and Hoff has only himself to blame.