UPDATED: Attorney Jarett Smith Arrested for Attempting to Buy Babies

Attorney charged with attempting to buy babies, freed on bail for trip to Israel with daughter

COUDERSPORT – Coudersport Attorney Jarett R. Smith, of 414 Sunrise Ridge Road, Coudersport, PA, has been arrested on charges that he and other family members conspired to buy babies.

Court records indicate that on Friday, May 20, Coudersport State Police charged Smith with felony dealing in proceeds or unlawful activities, felony knowledge that property is proceeds of illegal activities, dealing in infant children(M1), criminal solicitation(M1) and conspiring to deal in infant children.

Smith allegedly conspired with other family members to purchase two separate babies from local pregnant women, so that his brother and sister-in-law could adopt the children.

Police say Smith and his former partner and ex-wife, Donna Albright-Smith, age 38, formerly of Coudersport, paid one woman, 24-year-old Krista Eveland, of Coudersport, for her baby.

Also charged in the matter is Smith’s brother, Jerome R. Smith, age 44, of Overland Park, Kansas; and Smith’s sister-in-law, Eileen Rifka Smith, age 44, of Overland Park, Kansas.

Smith was arraigned in District Judge Annette Easton’s courtroom and released on his own recognizance. Court records indicate that Smith was released without bail because of a previously planned trip to Israel with his daughter.

A special prosecutor, Jonelle Harter Eshbach, from the State Attorney General’s office will be handling the case against Smith.

A Preliminary Hearing has been scheduled for May 27 at 10:00 am in District Judge Annette Easton’s courtroom.


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22 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    I personally wouldn’t believe Kim Hoak if she walked on water! Best wait for all the facts.

  2. Ben Dover says:

    Thanks Judge Easton. Your masterful smartness for not putting people in jail for thier crimes. Now honestly, Do you think he coming back. He’s got buisnesses over there and family…..Yet another bountiful move on the Judges part.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Charged with a Felony and she lets him walk with no bail because he has a vacation planned.

    It smells like the the fix is in

  4. anonymous says:

    now how many others charged with felonies would be permitted to leave with no bail let alone for a trip outside the united states no bail nothing to lose by staying in isreal: not to mention one paper says happened in 2009 i personally know jarrett and donna-albright smith were in the middle of a nasty divorce in 2009 don’t think she conspired with jarrett to do anything

  5. anonymous says:

    Oh it happened. The best part is they gave Krista back the baby she sold. If your going to give the baby to someone at least give it to the people who wanted one.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Innocent until proven guilty!! Ever heard of it???

  7. anonymous says:

    well hopefully she doesn’t have the baby cause she darn sure has no business having it she obviously didn’t want the baby or she wouldn’t have sold it and where are the charges against her

  8. al gore says:

    Kid would be better off in foster care than with the dope that sold her. How do we know she wont just trade the kid in for a carton of cigarettes later on?

  9. anom says:

    **COMMENT HAS BEEN MODERATED**
    Jarret’s a **********, I hired him for my custody case, kharma’s finally coming back, ******************.

    NOTE: Comments targeting an individual in a negative manner must include a name for approval.

  10. Cody Ayers says:

    Is krista still in jail?

  11. anonymous says:

    Is this the same Jarett Smith that had a law practice in Wellsboro with Steve Banik?

  12. admin says:

    Mr. Smith did practice law in Tioga County.

  13. admin says:

    Cody, no one involved in this case is incarcerated. They were all released without bail.

  14. CaliMama says:

    I wouldn’t doubt Smith’s involvement. He is an immoral creep who defends other immoral creeps. His skills at skirting the law for his clients and for personal gain are something that would be admirable were he not hurting people. He fabricates lies as easily as most of us tie our shoes and this “justice game” makes me understand why people hate lawyers.

    • TAGNOSKY says:

      I totally agree with you , Jarett reprsented me February 24, 2010. It was nothing but lies, deception, and conspiricy i was held as a flight risk under a womans name and never got out on bail but justice will be served because i am going back to court their is more to my case then what was stated . how can i be charged with a felony possesion of a firearm in 2011 if the state of PA Lehigh County in 1988 with a court order gave me back my firearms . whats wrong with this picture . makes you wanna go hmmm!! He is a Piece of crap in my book.. i also hope he gets jail time and his conspiriters The conspiracys, run deep in the court house and the police departments
      The Truth Shall Set Me Free !

    • TAGNOSKY says:

      * If the state of PA Lehigh County in 1998

  15. Anonymous says:

    About time he got caught for atleast one of the illegal activities he engaged in as an attorney.

  16. TAGNOSKY says:

    I totally agree with you , Jarett reprsented me February 24, 2010. It was nothing but lies, deception, and conspiricy i was held as a flight risk under a womans name and never got out on bail but justice will be served because i am going back to court their is more to my case then what was stated . how can i be charged with a felony possesion of a firearm in 2011 if the state of PA Lehigh County in 1988 with a court order gave me back my firearms . whats wrong with this picture . makes you wanna go hmmm!! He is a Piece of crap in my book.. i also hope he gets jail time and his conspiriters The conspiracys, run deep in the court house and the police departments . P.S Jarett The Long Arm Of The Law Is Coming For You . Your Luck has Ran Out
    The Truth Shall Set Me Free !

  17. snoffy says:

    snoffy

    • snoffy says:

      j, smith screws most of his women clients to reduce there fees, he is a piece of work. this includes my ex-wife who is offering freebies to half the county. jail baby, ex-lawyer etc..

  18. Rocky Ward says:

    Jarrett Smith is a thief and scumbag. Have nothing to do with this man. And yes I will put my name down Surfside Scooters 1906 Highway 17N Myrtle Beach S.C. 29575 843-238-0390

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