Time Line


Evidence is a wonderful thing.  When you have transcripts, voice mails, depositions, affidavits, old love letters and other forms of proof it provides a depth of insight which the disordered generally think they can ignore.  

Other People You Will Meet Here

Craig Franklin - See Website
     Melinda's former husband.  

Dan O'Dowd - Craig's boss at Green Hills Software, Inc., a drone contractor for the DOD.  
See Drone Free Zone  


                                                  The Saga of John Fund and his friends

All of the individuals involved with John Fund and his co-conspirators Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove and included in this Time Line - Narrative, which is a little complex, as you will see.

1979 - John Fund gets his first job as a political operative working for Ed Crane and the
            Kochs to gain control of the Libertarian nomination for president.     


1981 - Summer -   Melinda Pillsbury-Foster and Janice Vargo take a trip to Northern
             California to visit family and see  friends from the Libertarian Party.  Stopping in
             Sacramento they meet John  Fund, who has promised them a tour of the Capitol. 
             John uses the occasion to ask Melinda to have her brother, Charles Arthur Pillsbury, 
             who is a Legislative Assistant and in law school at Davis, to get him a job. 

            Melinda later learns from her brother John contacted him directly and told him he
            was her boy friend. 

1982 - John Fund begins an internship with Evans and Novak. 

1983 - John goes to work at Evans and Novak in Washington D. C., working part time writing
            for The Star. 

1984 - April - At the recommendation of Robert Novak Fund is hired at the Wall Street
            Journal as a deputy editorial features editor.

1985 - Fund named a member of the WSJ Editorial  Board.  He will remain so until 2001. 

1986 - October - Fund becomes an editorial page writer specializing in politics and 
            government.
 
1988 - Letter and Post card from Fund to Melinda

June 21, 1989 -  Ron Foster, Melinda's previous husband, gives up his parental rights so
                             these can be assumed by Franklin. Notarized Document

June 26, 1989 - Last Will & Testaments, 1989 and 1991 signed by Craig Franklin.   Franklin
                            adopts in this fashion the children of Melinda Pillsbury-Foster.  Craig tells
                            them he is now their father and presents them to all as his natural children.  

May 30, 1991 -  Email Memo from Michael Cory to William Bartley regarding JF credit card
                             records.  John has issues with paperwork, which a brief look at his office and 

                             home validate as true.  

1995 - John asked Melinda to have her kids look him up if they are in New York.  And
                             remember, he says to her.  "They should call me Uncle John." 

July 1, 1996 -   “Brown & Associates”
                                    Firm retained by Franklin to handle the IRS problems.  Franklin
                            refused to give them the information they needed and so the retainer paid
                            was wasted.  Melinda was not informed of this action on Franklin's part.  

December 1, 1996 -  Franklin PayStubs.” Exhibit includes check still attached with .00 as
                             amount paid. Exhibit shows three garnishments from taxing authorities
                             'DD'  in amounts year to date of $18,365.42, $26,099.18, $128,416.18. 
                             Second page 6/15/93 pay statement with voided check with the 
                             garnishment noted and signed by O'Dowd, these facts are referenced herein 
                             as though set forth in full. 

February 4, 1997- Letter to the IRS from Melinda Pillsbury-Foster threatening a law suit 
                                  under the Americans with Disabilities Act, dated July 26, 1990, of 
                                  A.D., 1990.

April 26, 1997 -  “Letter from Dr. Marquart”  
                             Letter written by Dr. Marquart, a psychologist in Southern California,  to 
                             the IRS stating that Craig Franklin cannot file his tax returns because he is 
                             emotionally impaired.  I believe Craig is a psychopath.  Hecould disprove 
                             this by taking the Hare Index.  I dare him to.  

May, 1997 -        Chronology of Tax Liens from 1987 - 1997

September 27, 1997 - Arthur Foster receives a major brain injury as a result of being
                            thrown 300 feet from his motorcycle, which is going 120 MPH. Miraculously,
                            he lives.  

January 1 - 23, 1998 - Checks written by Melinda for household expenses during this
                           period. 


January 18, 1998 -  “Substitute Stock Option Agreement, January1998,  written by Ruth 
                                   Fisher, Esq.,   Bar No. 93769 for Dan O'Dowd, President of Green Hills 
                                   Software, signed this date.

                                   Craig and Dan agreed to a 'Throw Mama from the Train" scheme to 
                                   deny Melinda stock options and Dan's partner, Glenn Hightower, a fair 
                                   share of the company.  Morgan was an insider on this, Melinda later 
                                   learned. 

January 22, 1998 - “Citation for Conservatorship,”  issued by the Superior Court of Santa 
                                  Barbara, Case No. 222783, Judge Thomas R. Adams, Dated January 22,
                                 1998, naming her as conservator for her disabled son, Arthur. 

March 22, 1998 - Arthur Foster shoots himself through the palate into the brain due to 
                                emotional abuse by Craig Franklin who told him he did not want to be 
                               bothered with him two weeks earlier. 

March 28, 1998 - Morgan calls Melinda at the hospital and tells her she needs a heart
                              transplant, attempting to persuade her to turn off Arthur's life support.  
                              This is a flat lie.  She was paid $10,000 to do this by Craig Franklin, who
                              made the payment as noted as 'for her heart problem.'   He was well aware
                              Morgan had no such problem.  

                             This payment is mentioned in a conflict between Franklin and Morgan.
                             Franklin wanted to be repaid as Morgan was not able to ensure her brother
                             did not survive.   

July 5, 1998 - Letter to Scott Franklin from Melinda 
                          Melinda reminds Scott of his previous behavior which made it impossible to
                          trust him with the other children.  

January 25, 1999 - Note to attorney on disappearance of Franklin's Will.

March 8, 1999 -  MORGAN - Record of Abortion
                              The abortion took place March 8, 1999 at Pacifica Women's Health Care in
                              Los Angeles 

March 1999 -  “Ayn Declaration, 1999,”
                           Declaration by Melinda's daughter, Ayn, which includes testimony of abuse
                           of Melinda by Franklin. 
 
September 17, 1998 - Documents from law suit filed by Glenn Hightower against Dan 
                                  O'Dowd.
Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 7, Nos a, b., c, d, and e, are true and exact copies of the originals in my possession of the following court documents:

[a.] Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O'Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, September 17, 1998, DECLARATION OF WAYNE B. WEISMAN FILED BY APPLICANT GLENN HIGHTOWER IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION”

[b.] “Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O'Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, HIGHTOWER'S OPPOSITION TO O'DOWD'S MOTION FOR ORDER DISSOLVING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, December 15, 1999, Filing Date September 2, 1998; [c.] Glenn Hightower vs. Daniel O'Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, RESPONSE TO OBJECTION TO (PROPOSED FIRST MODIFIED INJUNCTION, December 15, 1999; September 17, 1998

[d.] “Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O'Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, In the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, REMITITUR,” Copy of original order, opinion or decision entered in the above-entitled cause of July 1, 1999 and that this order, opinion or decision has now become final, signed by Joseph A. Lane, Clerk, September 3, 1999. Opinion Hightower is likely to prevail if there is proof of unlawful action by O'Dowd.

[e.]AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION No. 72Y 180 0960 98,” a true and exact copy of the originals that are in my possession, which is a series of documents generated by the law suit filed by Hightower against Dan O'Dowd over O'Dowd's exercise of their sudden death partnership agreement on January, 1998. Decision that unlawful action is not proved.  



January 25, 1999 - Note to attorney on disappearance of Franklin's Will. 

March 1999 -  “Ayn Declaration, 1999,”
                           Declaration by Melinda's daughter, Ayn, which includes testimony of abuse
                           of Melinda by Franklin. 

May 5, 1999 - Letter to Mr. Clark from Prudential Insurance
                          Craig continually stole my mail, or had it stolen and changed the address for 
                          bills to be received as a form of harassment.  Melinda was told this was
                          standard operating procedure for Misho Clients and the informant believed 
                          Misho instructed them in how to do this. 

August 16, 1999 - Divorce Judgment, August16,1999,” From the Superior Court of Santa 
                                 Barbara from of Melinda's divorce from Craig Franklin, Case No. 222675. 
                                 Awarded stock, to be paid for by Franklin, she never received it.   

June 5, 1999 - Inventory of Property in House, ordered by the Court. Exhaustive inventory
                         itemizing all items in the marital house. 

June 1999 -  Declaration by Doug Greene 
                       Declaration itemizes lies told to Doug by Morgan. 

 
September, 1999 -  The Weasel Search Tape
                                   Melinda was not speaking to Morgan because she had discovered 
                                   Morgan was being paid $5,000 a month to slander and libel her by
                                   her then husband,  Craig Franklin. 

                                   Morgan, who had left California when Craig also tried to climb into
                                   bed with her, had set her sights on John Fund, who was not 
                                   cooperating.  Melinda did not believe her when she called, asking for 
                                   help.  During their lively discussion Morgan put Melinda on hold
                                   and  answered the call from John, then coming in.  She then played
                                   this for Melinda who was shocked an old and trusted friend would lie
                                   to her.  Melinda should have done nothing, she now realizes. 


October 1999 - Morgan Pillsbury – Franklin Transcript
                             Morgan calls and records Craig Franklin admitting to fraud during his
                             divorce from Melinda. Craig is in Georgia at the time, attending a libertarian
                            conference.     
 
October 27, 1999  - Fax to the Wall Street Journal

                                  John refuses to answer Melinda's questions.  Within 90 seconds this
                                  fax is headed to the WSJ central receiving point.  Melinda is later told it 
                                  was copied at least 5 times before hitting Fund's desk.   

November 28, 1999 -  Arthur Foster Medical Letters,” These document the permanence of 
                                the disabilities resulting from two major brain injuries.  

December 2000 - January 2001
                                 Phone Bill from NYC Apartment, Rivergate 
                                 John Fund calls one of his girl friends while staying with Morgan at 
                                 Melinda's apartment in New York at the Rivergate on 34th Street.  

February 9, 2000 - Law suit - Pillsbury-Foster v GHS, Inc., Daniel O'Dowd, Jacqueline 
                                 Misho, and Does 1 – 100, Superior Court of the State of California, 
                                 County of Santa Barbara, Case No. 233136, 2nd Amended Complaint for 
                                 (1) Battery, (2) Fraud/Conspiracy to commit Fraud (3) Declaratory 
                                 Relief a true and exact copy of the original that is in my possession, which
                                 was filed by Porter against GHS and principals. 

July 22, 2000   -   JOHN FUND'S WOMEN - Diane Sykes

February 22, 2001 - Morgan Pillsbury Deposition,”in the matter of  Case No. 233136. 
                                 The suit was settled before Morgan could read the deposition and 
                                 certify it as true and accurate.  It was therefore illegal for it to be given 
                                 out.  

February 30, 2001 - GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE  Power of Attorney-  presented as 
                                  providing Melinda with absolute protection.


March 1, 2001 - Green Hills Software Settlement Agreement  

May 23, 2001 -  Franklin Complaint  - Morgan Bankruptcy

May 24, 2001 - Loan Document: Morgan
                            Morgan was asked to go to Santa Barbara and meet Craig in the office of 
                            Jacqueline Misho, Craig's attorney.  There, he demanded she sign a loan 
                            agreement for the money he had already paid her for assisting him to 
                            destroy Melinda.  

July 2001 - Morgan moves in with John at his apartment in Jersey City.

August 27, 2001 - Morgan Response to Craig's suit on her bankruptcy 

September 2001 -  Carol Divine Molin - A Republican Woman Activist.  
                                Molin calls Melinda to tell her Morgan is in grace danger if she stays with
                                Fund.  We later discover she has a very brief fling with Fund and wants
                                this to be renewed.  

November 12, 2001 - Charges of  domestic violence in Jersey City, 2001


November 16, 2001 - Legal Correspondence and Expense, Talk Magazine

November 22, 2001 -  IM dialog between Matt Drudge and "John Fund," actually Morgan 

December 4, 2001 -     Morgan's rejection of coerced statement

January 4, 2002    -    Wedding arrangements 
                                       Melinda was not thrilled, but Morgan cannot be dissuaded.

January 13, 2002   -    JOHN FUND - Correspondence with Michele Davis 
                                       Michele was clearly in John's sights, either as support and or as a 
                                        possible love interest. 


January 17, 2002    -   Correspondence with Michele Davis

Early 2002 -                Deposition by Manuel Klausner regarding the Blumenthal lawsuit

January 13, 2002 -  John Fund Email exchange with Gail Heriot 
                                    Gail's Face Book     Gail Heriot's Website    Gail Heriot

January 16, 2002 -  Announcement wedding will not take place


January 18, 2002 - Email from Gail Heriot to John Fund on the cancellation of the wedding.

January 19, 2002 -  Email to Morgan documenting gift of checks  
 
January21, 2oo2 -   Email from Christine Reis Hall to John Fund, offering to provide, with
                                   her friend, Julie Currie, opposition research on Morgan and Melinda.  See
                                   link to understand this newly wedding Christian's special relationship
                                   with John.

January 24, 2002 - Notarized affidavit by Morgan, acquired by threats

January 24, 2002 - Handwritten undated letter to the Wall Street Journal

January 25, 2002 -Letter from Fidelity Investments

January 30, 2002 - Email from Lloyd Grove, also known as GroveL, stating Morgan had
                                   supplied him with a photo, which she had not done.  

February 21, 2002 - Police Report, 2002, New York

                                     E-mail message from the woman in question to Professor Gail Heriot of
                                     the   University of San Diego School of Law. 
                                    This email was likely sent to Herriot by Morgan, who never 
                                     mentioned her habits to Melinda  

May 14, 2002 - ARTICLE from the  Village Voice  by Cynthia Cotts, titled,  "John Fund:
                                   Hope of Freedom." 
                                  Melinda was briefly in NY and accompanied Morgan to the interview with
                                  Cotts at a local restaurant.   

June 8, 2002 - RuthlessPeople.com goes up, paid for by Melinda to defend Morgan. 

July 4, 2002 -  Email response from Alterman July 4, 2003
                           Having failed to contact Morgan or Melinda before writing a hit piece on her 
                           Alterman blows off the objections received.   
                            .
September 23, 2002 - RuthlessPeople as it appeared on this date. 

2002 -  John Fund Deposition, NY 

November 2002 - Morgan calls Melinda to ask about the identity of U-Day, wondering if it is
                       something like EBay.  She is assured this is a person and not a website. 

                       As it turns out, the job of subcontracting to keep Saddam Hussein in Iraq is 
                       being handled by Sidney Blumenthal for the Clintons.  This, and not payment
                       for speaking engagements, if most likely the source of their sudden affluence. 

                       Skeptical that even flat broke politicians like Bill and Hillary would commit what Melinda thinks must be treason, she sends the email on to her friend, Dr. Dean Ahmad.  He confirms it originated in the Emirates and likely came through from Baghdad.

                       In the mean time Eric Buchanan, the husband of the couple Morgan was staying with came up with the idea of putting a keylogger on Uday's computer using as a subject line, "Women without Veils."  

                      Melinda clearly makes a mistake in thinking someone, supposedly a friend, working for the CIA will ensure she is protected when she blows the whistle.  

                       For the longer story buy a copy of GREED - The NeoConning of America.  

                       When John begs for support Cheney and Rove will have more reasons to
                       oblige.  

January 15, 2003 - Franklin Complaint Dismissal -   Morgan Bankruptcy

January 23, 2003 -  Answer and Verified Counterclaim of John H. Fund in
                       the case of Morgan Pillsbury v. John Fund, Citicorp Group and Jane Doe, Index
                       No. 121868/02 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)


April 1, 2003 -  Letter to Group Professionals 
                            Threatening letter to the webmaster of Ruthlesspeople.com, the site Melinda
                            put up to defend Morgan against John's attacks. 

April 3, 2003 - Dan O'Dowd decides it is a good idea to give 100 orphans of veterans of the
                            War in Iraq $5,000 each for college.  
                            On the Website, Fallen Heroes - Last Wish Foundation his thinking is stated as, "While watching a network broadcast  showing the children of U.S. servicemembers who had been lost in the war in Iraq, Dan O'Dowd, CEO of Green Hills Software, Inc., realized that these children were shouldering the largest burden of the U.S. war effort. That is when the need for private action to provide for these children became clear to him." 

April 7, 2003 -  Craig Franklin hands an enveloped copy of Morgan's Deposition to Anne
                           Fisher, his then girl friend.  Anne, if asked, would testify it was a Green Hills
                           envelope with the postage paid by the company in advance.  

                           As they ate dinner Craig told Anne what the envelope contained.   

April 8, 2003 - RuthlessPeople is down. 


April 9, 2003 - Last Wish Foundation is incorporated by Green Hills Software, Inc.

April 10, 2003 - Last Wish Foundation  - The foundation and its objectives are announced.


May 11, 2003 -  Email exchange Alterman and Morgan, Mother's Day 2003
                            Melinda, who was in NY, actually wrote the email as Morgan was not capable
                            of doing so and relied on Melinda for this. 

May 15, 2003 - Eric Alterman's hit piece, "Who Framed John Fund?" is published in The 
                            Nation.

May 16, 2003 - Letter via email from Gail Heriot, Fund's occasional bedmate, to Gene
                            Gaudette, Editor of American Politics Journal.


June 21, 2003 - John Fund's hit site on Morgan
                             This site was the work of 
Gail Heriot, who became John's 'girl friend' and
                             occasional bedmate on January 18, 2002.
                             Copied on this site.

July 14, 2003 -  The Nation - Article by  Eric Alterman and Mark Crispin Miller ‘Ugly Tactics Make for Ugly People.’ New York City

July 22, 2003- Wendy MacElroy trades a hit piece on Morgan for a gig at Fox News.
                           Melinda had known Wendy since the 70s but neither she or Morgan were
                           called and interviewed before the article, False Rape Charges Hurt Real 
                           Victims, was published. 

August 30, 2003 - Incest Porn purchased by Craig Franklin and found in his trash by
                           Melinda's PI and the bag containing these and other items was brought 
                           directly to her and opened as he watched.   

July 14 ,2003 - The Nation  - Article by Eric Alterman and Mark Crispin Miller
                        ‘Ugly Tactics Make for Ugly People’New York City 

October 6, 2003 - Declaration by Morgan Pillsbury alleging criminal fraud by Franklin.


2004 - Notes on Fund Deposition from Gary Fish to Morgan Pillsbury


June 11, 2004 - Letter to Elle Magazine from Melinda regarding cancelled article 
                             Katie Rosman asked for an exclusive and then stalled writing the article
                             until it was expedient for John.  This was likely arranged through Eric 
                             Alterman, who dated Katie, who he referred to as, "arm candy."


August 27, 2004 - Letter regarding Elle Article from Jennifer Bambi, August 27, 2004
                              The decision has been made to not pursue the article.  

October 18, 2005 - District Attorney, Morganthau letter to Gary Fish, atty. 
                                 Why did Morganthau ignore the law and cover for Fund, claiming the 
                                  records, kept on his own desk, had been lost?

July 14, 2006 - Morgan drops the law suit against Fund, having drained Melinda dry of 
                            funds and emotionally assaulted and slandered her.  
 
2006 -                Letter from long time Libertarian who knew Fund in Sacramento

August 4, 2009 - Arthur Foster, Melinda's son, is awarded Social Security Disability.  He has
                              been disabled since 1997 with Melinda as his sole caretaker.  

August 23, 2009 - Pillsbury-Foster Declaration I, 2009 - Declaration includes details of IRS
                             resolution, payment of refunds .  Promise to give me as my own separate
                             property any refunds I received by filing the complaint against the IRS and 
                             the statements of our children he said what I was doing could not work. 


August 27, 2009 -   “Morgan Pillsbury Gell AffidavitI, 2009,” Morgan's recollections of
                             events during the period of the divorce, including others cooperating with
                             Craig to defraud Melinda.  Cases Nos. 222675 & 233136

August 29, 2009 - Declaration of Arthur Foster, 2009.  Statement from Arthur on the
                             manipulations by Craig which caused the suicide attempt.  

August 29, 2009 - Declaration by Morgan, 2009 II  Relates watching as Craig and his
                              attorney, Jacqueline Misho, stole the original Franklin Will so he could deny
                              having adopted the children; Statement from Ron Foster he is no longer
                              their father; Statement he will go to any lengths not to pay what is owed to 
                              Melinda                  

September 30, 2009 - Letter from Office of the DA, NY 

December 4, 2009 -  Scott Franklin -  Possible plea deal in murder for hire case

March 15, 2010 - Letter from Anne Fisher, warning Craig may kill Melinda


April 18, 2013 - Letter Received at MacPherson Corporate Headquarters for Melinda  
                             Charges of Indecent Exposure against Green Hills Attorney, John Douglas


June 16, 2014 - Melinda puts up this site, JohnFund.blogspot.com 

July 19, 2014 - Fund site is no longer available on the WayBackMachine. 

July 19th