To have a better understanding of the complexed history between Lic. John Moreno Rutowski and mega development Tres Santos, is to know the history and even case numbers that are currently in the judicial system. Below is a summarized version of the Timeline: Conflict Tres Santos, this version is also combined with the congruent case files that are in relation to the many environmental impacts this irresponsible developer has caused. No matter how much mitigation could be ordered via the courts it will never restore that area to it’s once precious natural state. The water used by this company illegally can never be replaced in our fragile aquifers that supply the small town our most precious resource… water.
It is apparent to those whom have witnessed this conflict up close and personally that Tres Santos and it’s affiliates have zero intentions on making good on their empty promises they once gave the towns people. This company will stop at nothing to save their investment. Up to and including imprisoning the lawyer that has been taking them to task in the court room. That lawyer is Lic. John Moreno.
In early 2017 word was received by an anonymous source that Tres Santos had compiled a 12 page dossier on the young environmental lawyer and that “people” were speaking to prior clients of his and those he litigated against to see if they could provide “help” for a better ruling. To learn more about the dossier click here.
We are hoping that this timeline will help you to discern fact from fiction for yourself.
Please read the timeline, review the links on the left sidebar to help research the topics. They are listed by date from the last 4 – 5 years.
The Cases of John Moreno and Tres Santos
2014 Lic. John Moreno is hired by Joella Corado to carry out the TS / 54/2014 lawsuit to recover a property owned by him that had been invaded by Enrique. The property is rented and the demand is sent to file. Enrique Chavez decides to contradict TS / 196/2014 and place a demand on John and Joella for dispossession with the mediation of the MP, Chávez ended up vacating the house in 2015 and the authorities entered the file in the archive * See case advances in 2017.
April 2, 2015 – FRBC Todos Santos Dos, SR L de CV also known as Tres Santos removes the mangroves at Punta Lobos beach.
August 22, 2015 – Tres Santos buries Wetlands in Punta Lobos and begins to deforest mangroves. Then begin to build a platform on the dune and the ZOFEMAT zone. *The ZOFEMAT zone is the federal beach access that always remains open for public use. It is illegal to do any construction or close off any of these zones.
February 4, 2015 – FRBC Todos Santos Dos, SR L de CV – Signature water supply agreement in block with OOMSAPAS for water supply of 72 homes in the Town Farm 1st stage paid of $ 1,860,952.68 pesos. By concept of right of connection and Contribution of thousands. Office for infrastructure: DG/DT/FAC-2206/2014
June 25, 2015 – Tres Santos builds mega stack and connects the OOMSAPAS drinking water (for 72 homes) to municipal supply to fill a water tank (larger than Todos Santos’ supply) located above the Town Farm project.
October 12, 2015 – Breakwater of Tres Santos seawall installation causes damages to fishermen and fishing cooperative transmissions. The erosion was so bad that year that it cleared all the sand and rocks that made up the “rip wrap”section Tres Santos claims to help protect their infrastructure.
October 29, 2015 – Cooperativa Pesquera Punta Lobos, establishes a protest on the public access road to Punta Lobos. This was in protest to what the erosion had done to their beach.
November 4, 2015 – Agreement for Company and Fishermen to meet with the community of Todos Santos. Where Tres Santos will show his permits to the citizens. Beatriz Ledezma is committed to assisting and presenting documentation to authorities and citizens. 11/11/2015 is the scheduled date of meeting.
Nov 11 2015 – Public Meeting that was agreed upon with Tres Santos, Authorities and the general public, Tres Santos does not show up to this meeting.
November 18, 2015 – Interview with the director of OOMSAPAS, admits and recognizes that Tres Santos “does not account” for drinking water contracts with Tres Santos.
December 4, 2015 – Research Commission and Deputies are appointed, there were a few reported meetings in the local press, but no resolution for the conflict came from this group. * To this day it is not known that they have “investigated.”
January 3, 2016 – Director OOMSAPAS recognized that Tres Santos, “effectively paid water rights in block for certain buildings; However, the company has used this flow to supply other structures not registered with the agency ”
January 23, 2016 – March protest Cooperativa Punta Lobos and local Todosañteno’s against Tres Santos and their lack of cooperation to resolve the conflict with the Fishermen of the fishing co-op. This march proceeded through our town and ended in front of the offices of Tres Santos known at “The Hub.” During this demonstration, Lic. John Moreno and others spoke to the crowd about the conflict and issues this company has caused and to top it off no resolution in regard to the fishermen.
January 24, 2016 – During the annual Todos Santos Music Festival, Peter Buck said a few words that offended the local authorities. “This town is yours. Defend it. “ -Peter Buck
January 27, 2016 – Ministerial Police gives notice of lawsuits filed by Tres Santos of criminal dispossession and association against John Moreno, Jesus Cota, Oscar Rosales, Ricardo Madrazo, Lisa F. Jackson, Jamie Sechrist and Guillermo Trasviña.
January 28, 2016 – “Ask the INM to investigate Peter Buck” – The Sudcaliforniano. Peter Buck then leaves the country, as well as Jamie Sechrist. They seek protection for themselves from the recent threats from local representatives in BCS, MX.
February 2, 2016 – The violent eviction Fishermen coop Punta Lobos by the State riot Police.
February 19, 2016 – Pescadores vs Tres Santos talks end. Tres Santos refuses to give up the demands of criminal dispossession and association against John Moreno, Jesus Cota, Oscar Rosales, Ricardo Madrazo, Lisa F. Jackson, Jamie Sechrist and Guillermo Trasviña.
March 2 , 2016 – Cooperativa Todos Santos requests to be part of Appeal Judgment and outline 222/2014 as affected. This is the other fishing co-op that is located at Punta Lobos and rumored to have been paid off by Tres Santos in order to take over their concessions.
March 6, 2016 – March protest Cooperativa Punta Lobos and citizens of Todos Santos, Los Cabos, and La Paz.
April 13, 2016 – ITAIBCS – Original request; documents, permits, plans, etc. Orthopedic to Tres Santos by the Municipality.
May 14, 2016 – The road block to the access of the Punta Lobos by the cooperative returns, blocking access to construction personnel from the Tres Santos mega development.
May 14, 2016 – New drill site made by Tres Santos on its platform for the San Cristobal Hotel.
May 31, 2016 – SEMARNAT measures ZOFEMAT zone at Punta Lobos.
May 31, 2016 – Popular complaint PROFEPA PFPA / 10.7 / 2C.28.2 / 0079-16 against Tres Santos and FRBC Todos Santos Dos, Ernest Justin Glesner, Victoria Beatriz Ledesma Becerra, Carlos Lozano Ochoa, Juan Carlos Berelleza, and Jorge Alejandro Espinoza For the entry, operation, transit and transport of vehicles and hazardous materials, pollutants and toxic in the marine and coastal maritime environment of the locality of Todos Santos specifically of the area of La Cachora, La Poza, El Faro and Punta Cobos, zones Of turtle nesting.
June 1, 2016 – Tres Santos transporting construction materials, diesel and gasoline in ZOFEMAT. As well as turtle nesting area.
June 4, 2016 – Tres Santos personnel attacked Oscar Moreno – while transporting construction materials at ZOFEMAT.
Tres Santos with illegal drilling / water wells and using water for construction.
June 6, 2016 – Members of the Punta Lobos Cooperative recorded where Tres Santos personnel are seen with illegal drilling / water wells and using water for construction.
June 6, 2016 – Alvaro de la Peña meets Javier Barrios / Tres Santos in Todos Santos.
June 8, 2016 – As show of good faith, the Cooperativa Punta Lobos raises its blockade.
June 12, 2016 – Amparos are logged Lic. John Moreno, Chuy Cota, Jamie Sechrist, Ricardo Madrazo against Tres Santos lawsuits.
June 24, 2016 – Tres Santos returns to place tons of stones on dune. To one side of its wall of ZOFEMAT content.
July 16, 2016 – Win judgment in favor of Coopertiva Todos Santos judgment of Apeo and Deslinde 222/2014.
July 19, 2016 – Popular traffic report ZOFEMAT, PROFEPA the State delegation of PROFEPA. It concluded the procedure of popular denunciation without following procedures established in law omitting to exhaust the totality of the procedural stages.
July 27, 2016 – Denunciation before the PGR: False in judicial statements and in reports given to an authority, Fraud and / or disposal of property or water to the detriment of the Nation. The Fisheries Cooperative filed a complaint with the PGR against Tres Santos, Javier Barrios, etc., and whoever is responsible for dispossessing the nation.
August 2016 – Lic. John Moreno requested a Recuerso de Revision requesting the declaration of Nullity of Agreement to the State Delegation forcing it to remedy the violations and proceed to study and resolve the complaint in order to fulfill its obligation to carry out a thorough and adequate investigation admitting the Reception, qualification, relief and assessment of the evidence provided by the complainants.
September 5, 2016 – Review by FRBC Todos Santos Dos., In regard to; Jucio de Apeo and demarcation 222/2014 AMPARO REVISION 468/2016.
September 8, 2016 – Peter Buck makes an announcement canceling the Todos Santos Music Festival for 2017, due to reprisals by the state government.
September 9, 2016 – The PGR is calls in Lic. Moreno to explain the case. Complaint to the PGR; Misrepresentation in judicial statements and in reports given to an authority, fraud and or dispossession of property or water to the detriment of the Nation.
November 15, 2016 – Tres Santos, performs drilling in ZOFEMAT zone.
November 25 – Citizen denounces in PROFEPA for drilling in ZOFEMAT denounces against Project “Integral Tourism Development Playa Santos”, Tres Santos, FRBC Todos Santos Dos, S. de R.L. Of C.V. For drilling and illegal drilling of national waters.
December 12, 2016 – PROFEPA arrives to inspect “Perforations” drill sites.
February 3, 2017 – Popular Denunciation against PROFEPA; PFPA /10/1 / 26.28.2 / 692/2017 at Federal and State level environmental irregularities ecological imbalance, damage to the environment and natural resources, alteration and obstruction of committed streams and dunes For the “Santos Beach Integral Tourism Development Project”, Tres Santos, FRBC ALL SANTOS, S. de RL Of C.V.
February 3, 2017 – Popular complaint to the State Government. The alteration and obstruction of streams and dunes committed by the “Santos Santos Integral Tourism Development Project”, Tres Santos, FRBC TODOS SANTOS, S. de R.L. Of C.V. To date, there is no reply from the state government.
February 3, 2017 – Popular complaint before City Hall. The alteration and obstruction of streams and dunes committed by the “Santos Beach Integral Tourism Development Project”, Tres Santos, FRBC Todos Santos Dos, S. de R.L. Of C.V.
May 12, 2017 – The Directorate General for Urban Development and Ecology contends that there is no situation that violates Urban development plans provisions and the elements of the complaint are not appropriate.
March 2017 – Lic. John Moreno Rutowski is named protected person (Human Rights).
March 1, 2017 – John Moreno and his team were notified unofficially that judicial authorities (directly from the Attorney’s offices). They are searching among the dead files to try to activate, lawsuits against Lic. John Moreno and “Todos Santos 6”.
March 6, 2017 – Lic. Moreno receives a call from a counterpart (in a civil suit X where he represents one of the parties). Noting that they received calls from the Attorney General’s Office inviting them to attend a meeting at the Hotel San Cristobal with the Attorney General and lawyers on March 8 to see the “possibility of helping” them with their case.
March 8, 2017 – 5pm, Erasmo Palemón Alamilla Villeda. BCS Attorney General meets with Javier Barrios CEO of Tres Santos / Mira Properties at the Hotel San Cristobal located in Punta Lobos, Todos Santos. Present: Palemon, Javier Barrios, Lawyers and guests. Topic to treat: how to continue discrediting and prosecuting crimes against Lic. John Moreno seeking third party suits (Chavez, Singleton, and others). That they can reactivate to affect Lic. Moreno including the lawsuit against the ‘Todos Santos 6. They offer the guests legal aid as well as monetary incentives to reactivate their cases against John Moreno with the condition that they were looking to imprison him. Obstacle your work as well as treat as repress the information and litigation and to shut it down. Defamation campaign towards him and his family etc. With the presentation and diffusion of a dossier prepared by Tres Santos listing an endless number of slander and defamation. Witnesses inform us of the visits of well-known Tres Santos Lawyers to the house of Enrique Chavez in the presence of Jesus Lorenzo Pacheco.
March 13, 2017 – In preparation for attack from local authorities, John Moreno / Baja Sur TV Interview. Warning of threats and possible imprisonment. He asks you to spread it in this case.
March 21-25, 2017 – MP requests an apprehension order against Lic. John Moreno TS / 196/2014 (See year 2014. Second Judge of the Criminal Branch Graciela González Rubio Cerecer. I denied him the Order of Apprehension.
April 2017 – PGR; Denuevo, calls Lic. Moreno for more explanations. Denunciation before the PGR: False judicial statements and reports given to an authority, Fraud and or Disposal of property or water to the detriment of the Nation.
April 3, 2017 – The judge dismissed the consignment and ordered the MP to correct deficiencies and pointed out serious violations of the process as Human Rights.
April 5, 2017 – MP They falsify file and change the number to TS /003/2017 (previous TS /196/2014).
April 7, 2017 – The collegiate court resolves in session the amparo 337. Judgment of Apeo and demarcation 222/2014 in favor of Cooperative of Punta Lobos.
April 17, 2017 – PROFEPA carries out Site Investigation. Popular demand February 3 FPA / 10/1 / 26.28.2 / 692/2017. (In their resolution they are wrong of date saying that it was the 6 of April of the 2017).
May 2017 – The PGR is declared incompetent. He takes it to the common jurisdiction of the State.
May 12, 2017 – Amparo is signed 337 Collegiate Court.
May 12, 2017 – Carlos Asali Harfush legal guardian FRBC Todos Santos Dos, S. de R.L. de C.V., send a letter of withdrawal. Judgment of dismissal and demarcation 222/2014 – * They learn of the decision of the Court Colediado and try to give up.
March 13, 2017 – In preparation for attack from local authorities, John Moreno / Baja Sur TV Interview. Warning of threats and possible imprisonment. He asks you to spread it in this case.
May 15, 2017 – Published in list of agreements. Withdrawal Second judge of first instance of civil branch. The visit last weekend by the Governor of the State Carlos Mendoza Davis to the strip where this development is being built, Javier Barrios Torres, Director General of MIRA Companies, makes two things clear, on the one hand, wherever you want to see Tres Santos is a millionaire investment, that complies with all the laws of this country and also that no official Mexican environmental norm is violated, that is to say, it literally certifies that – as we have maintained for months – Project continues without conflicts of any kind. Present: Carlos Mendoza Davis, Armando Martinez Vega, Heminio Corral, Sanchez Navarro, Javier Barrios, Carlos Asali Harfush and galao guests Breakfast at Jazamango Tour, CSU – TodosSantos Center, and Tour Hotel San Cristobal Baja.
May 15 & 16 – Three sales offices, Tres Hub, and MIRA Properties offices are closed. Juarez no. 44, Centro Todos Santos. * They were “advised” that they would soon be notified of any lawsuit.
May 16, 2017 – Javier Barrios and Tres Santos are notified about the demand for the nation’s dispossession and fraud. Common Jurisdiction of the State. Denunciation: False in judicial statements and in reports given to an authority, Fraud and or Disposal of property or water to the detriment of the Nation.
May 19, 2017 – John Moreno Rutowski is jailed as well as Joella Faith Corado. It is learned at 10am that they were introducing him to the jail (Cereso) in La Paz. The action lacked communications and nothing was known about it until about 5pm. No information was provided through out the day and John’s legal team was there working as soon as they learned of his detainment. We now know that the strategy is to keep him in jail for as long as possible so that he is unable to follow up on the interposed demands.
May 20, 2017 – Amparo against Torture. Protecting the hair of Lic. John Moreno under spiritual beliefs.
May 22, 2017 – Second Judge of first instance of Civil Branch. Secretary of agreements Mr. Efrain Flores Murillo give notice of withdrawal to the Collegiate Court. Office 64408/2017.
May 24, 2017 – Lic. John Moreno is notified about confirmation of Amparo in favor of the Punta Lobos Fisheries Cooperative, a Collegiate Circuit Court of the Judicial Branch of the Federation unanimously confirmed the rights of the Punta Lobos Cooperative to protect its traditional beach against the threat of displacement raised by Tres Santos. The resolution came after a fight of more than three years and multiple appeals before the civil courts of La Paz, BCS.
May 25, 2017 – Judge of the prison sentence of John Moreno, Judge Rosalía Cota Domínguez. He does not pronounce on his right to bond/bail. In addition the popular complaint against PROFEPA. PFPA / 10/1 / 26.28.2 / 692/2017 in closing of the case and they conclude that there are no elements.
May 29, 2017 – The Second Judge of first instance of Civil Branch is informed that the Office 6408/2017 was added to the cars without greater provision since the Amparo in revision was resolved in session on April 27, 2017 and finished To grow on May 24, 2017.
May 29, 2017 – Popular complaint to PROFEPA for transiting: Judge orders to fulfill the obligation to carry out a thorough investigation, take into account the evidence provided by the complainant and follow the appropriate processes. – For the Office of Revision Resource No .: RR / 00706 / BCS / 2016, the Legal Sub-Attorney of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection. Lic. Gabriel Calvillo Díaz, an investigation is declared by the PROFEPA Delegation of the State of the popular complaint PFPA / 10.7 / 2C.28.2 / 0079-16 on May 31, 2016 against Tres Santos and FRBC All Santos, Ernest Justin Glesner, Victoria Beatriz Ledesma Becerra, Carlos Lozano Ochoa, Juan Carlos Berelleza, and Jorge Alejandro Espinoza for the entry, operation, transit and haulage of vehicles and hazardous materials, pollutants and toxicants in coastal and federal coastal maritime environment From the town of Todos Santos specifically from the area of La Cachora, La Poza, El Faro and Punta Cobos, nesting areas of turtles.
May 29, 2017 – Lic. John Moreno is notified of PROFEPA case PFPA / 10/1 / 26.28.2 / 692/2017. They close the case and conclude that there are no items (only 15 days for review).
June 23, 2017 – Jesus Cota, Ricardo Madrazo, Jamie Sechrist and Lisa F. Jackson receive Amparos re: Denunciation Tres Santos of dispossession.
July 6, 2017 – PROFEPA case PFPA / 10/1 / 26.28.2 / 692/2017. Denunciation of nullity for the false determination of the non-existence of the facts denounced, without motivation or any legal basis.
July 12, 2017 – ITAIBCS – Decision decision in favor of Lic. John Moreno documents, permits, plans, etc. Ortogado to Tres Santos by the Town Hall.
July 12, 2017 – ITAIBCS: PR-III / 018/2016. Review Procedure against General Direction of Urban Development and Ecology of H.XV Ayuntamiento de La Paz for documents, permits, various plans related to the real estate tourist called Tres Santos and / or Playa Santos and FRBC Todos Santos Dos, S de R.L. Of C.V. Original request April 13, 2016. After several non conformity by the City Council is resolved in favor of Mr. John Moreno July 12, 2017.
August 21, 2017 – Lic. John Moreno and Joella Corado are released from jail in La Paz, BCS, MX. They both still have a legal battle in front of them, but get to fight is as free people.
January 31, 2018 – The fishermen of the Punta Lobos Cooperativa have their concession area restored to them, in addition the received 1,700 meters more than their original concession called for. After 3 long years they finally had 1 of their 8 points addressed. Now for the other 7!
February 20, 2018 – The documentary Partimonio debuts on the World Film scene in Berlin.