Sandra Rucki Confronted with Her Lies by by ABC News Reporter Elizabeth Vargas

April 9, 2016

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“You sat right here and spent half an hour saying you have not seen or spoken to your daughters … if you are lying to me about that, what else might you be lying to me about?” – Elizabeth Vargas to Sandra Rucki

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Parental Kidnapping, Family Court Activism – What’s going on in Minnesota?

April 30, 2015
Samantha Rucki Kidnapped

Samantha Rucki – Kidnapping Victim

Gianna Rucki Kidnapped

Gianna Rucki – Kidnapped

Sandra Rucki, Sandra Grazzini

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki – Alleged Parental Kidnapper

Michael Rhedin

Michael Rhedin – Alleged Accomplice

Michelle MacDonald Activist Attorney

Michelle MacDonald – Activist Attorney

Dale Nathan

Dale Nathan – Suspended Attorney

Samantha and Gianna Rucki, were most likely kidnapped in a teenager parental kidnapping case in April 2013. Their custodial-embattled mother Sandra Grazzini-Rucki can’t be found except through her attorney Michelle MacDonald, the Minnesota Activist Attorney. MacDonald has been critical of the Family Court System as well as one particular Family Court Judge. MacDonald’s boyfriend, Michael Rhedin is also a person of interest in the case as well as suspended family law activist attorney Dale Nathan.

In the Family Abduction cases, there is not always a definitive course of action for classifying teenagers as parentally kidnapped or runaways. As we’ve seen in the Elizabeth Morgan case of the ’80s, Ms. Morgan stayed in jail rather than give up the location of her daughter. In Sandra Rucki’s case, she also in hiding or underground but communicates with her activist attorney. And then there is activist Dale Nathan who has injected himself and his cause into the case and was apparently driving the getaway car when the children were alleged kidnapped.

The Star Tribune is reporting that Lakeville, Minnesota Law Enforcement will be stepping up efforts to find these teenagers. As most of us in the Family Abduction Community believe, if law enforcement decides they want to find someone, it usually doesn’t take very long. As we witnessed in the Genevieve Kelley case, after the case was featured on John Walsh’s CNN The Hunt, Kelley, less than a month after the airing, Kelley turned herself in.

We urge Samantha and Gianna Rucki to do the responsible thing and turn themselves in. That would certainly look much better on a college application than an college application essay about being taken into custody with your arrested mother. To Michelle MacDonald and Dale Nathan, it’s pathetic how the both of you are wasting law enforcement and judicial resources for your own narcissistic and attention-seeking agendas. And to proclaimed protective parent Sandra Grazzini-Rucki – what would have been so bad about co-parenting or joint custody? It appears you have given up on having any type of relationship with your left-behind children. The only thing you will have accomplished is to be the example that parents shouldn’t engage in parental alienation, and the family court system worked. You were not and are not looking at the “best interests of your children“.


StarTribune – Lakeville police setup up efforts to find missing sisters by Brandon Stahl (April 29, 2015)

Left.MN – Did you bring your toothbrush, Mr. Nathan? by Steve Timmer (April 29, 2015)