Letter from James Marsh to Timothy J. Sloan, Esq. - I
October 4, 2007
Timothy J. Sloan, Esq.
107 E Lloyd St
PO Box 330
Ebensburg, PA 15931-0330
Re: Masha Elizabeth Allen
Dear Mr. Sloan,
Over two years ago I was retained to represent Masha Allen. Late last year, the Georgia Bar found a conflict of interest between Masha and her adoptive mother Faith and instructed me to obtain a guardian ofMasha's estate. This effort has been repeatedly frustrated due to Faith's itinerant lifestyle. frequent name changes, and ongoing deceptions. I recently learned that there may be an open child welfare case concerning Masha in Cambria County. Judge Krumenacker's chambers reported that you are the guardian ad litem.
I have a great deal of information about Masha in my possession including her complete medical and psychological records. I have thousands of pages of documentation relating to her adoption by Faith and the names, address and phone numbers of dozens of individuals involved with Masha during the past decade.
I also have a trial transcript which details Faith's admissions to countless individuals about her membership in a cult which included ritualistic abuse and infanticide. The transcript also recounts her serious false criminal allegations against an evangelical minister. In addition, Faith has many indicated abuse cases in both Pennsylvania and Georgia. This is all information which you, as Masha's attorney and guardian ad litem, should have in order to properly understand and assess her current situation.
Faith Elizabeth Allen's birth name is Kimberly Murphy. Her birth mother, Linda Murphy, still resides in the Rome, Georgia area. When Faith was a teenager, she was placed into foster care in Floyd County, Georgia where she has extensive records. At some point Faith changed her name to Lynn Marie Ginn. Sometime in the late 1990s, Faith was placed into the Peniel drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Faith has an long and troubled mental health history with numerous failed treatments and therapeutic interventions, most of them in Cambria County. She recently admitted that she modeled some of her life story on the infamous Rickie Jay and Debbie Louise Gaddis ritual abuse case which occurred in Johnstown's Kernville section in the early 1990s.
Faith has moved at least sixteen times in the past seven years. Masha has attended six schools in the four years since she was placed with Faith. Throughout this period of time, Masha has attended just three therapy sessions despite ongoing suicidal ideation and two hospitalizations. Although Masha has significant financial resources, including a trust fund, the family remains at or close to the poverty line because Faith refuses to allow Masha to recover the substantial sums she is entitled to through federal criminal restitution. In addition, Masha remains a material witness in hundreds of criminal cases currently pending all over the country.
Please contact me at your earliest convenience either at the telephone number above or via email at JamesMarsh@MMWLaw.us. Since this communication is protected by the attorney client privilege, I ask that you do not share this information with anyone else until we speak.
Thank you for your review of this matter.
Very truly yours,
James R. Marsh
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