Will Gianna and Samantha Rucki Get Their Mother Out of Jail?

November 13, 2015
Gianna Rucki, Samantha Rucki, Sandra Rucki

Gianna & Samantha Rucki – Family Abduction Victims

We have been following the “protective parent” movement for several decades. These mothers and their supporters are now coming out publicly whereas in the past, their identity has been very private. You see these supporters now on Facebook, Twitter and other social media posts applauding the civil disobedience committed by mothers like Sandra Rucki — family court litigants that lost joint custody of their children because they showed little or no respect for the Family Court process including the Judge. These so called protective moms were unwilling to agree to co-parenting or joint custody of their children as today’s court’s clearly prefer. They want to write their former spouse out of their child or chldrens’ lives. They do not stop to question if their belief is reasonable or unreasonable but are willing to any extreme including perjury, forgery, fraud, parental alienation and finally kidnapping.

In a small number of cases, we have seen teenagers like Gianna and Samantha Rucki instead of staying neutral in the custody dispute sadly agree to be used as a pawn of the protective parent. For many it’s in their DNA like their protective mom to be the center of attention in the media. They are terribly led to believe that if they go into hiding, then there will be television cameras and TV Talk Shows in their future, maybe made-for-television Movie. Maybe they can bypass High School and College altogether and go straight to Hollywood.

Unfortunately, for these protective parent poster children this has not and will not happen. The last teenager that did this had to pass her high school equivalency exam to get into a State College. Another wants to be a lawyer but has been unable to get into law school. She has been carrying on the work of her mother as an protective parent activist. Perhaps these children may have had very different lives had they stayed neutral in their parent’s divorce. I understand one child of a protective parent did stay neutral and is a Columbia Law School and Harvard Graduate and now practices law in Washington DC.

Finally, for Gianna and Samantha Rucki, the time has come for them to come out of hiding and to resume their lives as young teenagers with dreams, aspirations and goals of high school students. Those pathetic misguided protective parent supporters that selfishly want them to stay in hiding, those inviduals are need to get some therapy. If Sandra Rucki didn’t like the Family Court Ruling, then Sandra Rucki needed to take her case back to court. There is no such thing as a permanent custody ruling. Sandra Rucki is in jail and should stay in jail until her daughters surface. The only question that remains is how many months or years will it take for these Protective Parent Poster Children Samantha and Gianna to end this.

Breaking: Sandra Rucki Bail Set at $1 Million – Accused of Hiding Teenage Daughers

November 9, 2015
Sandra Rucki, Mugshot

Sandra Rucki Mugshot

Bail was set in Dakota County at $1 million for Sandra Rucki that is accussed of hiding her two teenage daughters in 2013.

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki faces three counts of felony deprivation of parental rights for her involvement in the disappearane of her daughters Gianna and Samantha.


Bail set at $1 million for woman accused of hiding daughters by Brandon Stahl (StarTribune, November 6, 2015)

Breaking: Sandra Rucki Parental Kidnapper Arrested in Kissimmee, Florida USA

October 20, 2015
Sandra Rucki, Mugshot

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, Parental Kidnapper

The Lakeville, Minnesota protective parent who was linked to the disappearance of her two teenage daughters was taken into custody on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. Finally, after the April 2013 alleged kidnapping, a warrant was issued by law enforcement August 2015.  It took law enforcement authorities less than 3 months after the warrant to locate and arrest Sandra Rucki.

Sandra Rucki has been charged with three felony counts of deprivation of parental rights. Rucki was reported to have been staying a friend’s home in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando. Rucki’s controversial attorney Michelle MacDonald said her client would fight extradition.

Rucki’s teenage daughters Gianni and Samantha are still missing. If Gianni or Samantha are reading this post, we encourage them to contact law enforcement immediately.

Gianna Rucki, Samantha Rucki

Mother of two missing Lakeville girls arrested in Florida Police issue a warrant for Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, say new evidence links her to girls’ disappearance by Brandon Stahl (Minnesota Star Tribune, 10-19-2015)

Breaking: Minnesota Finally Issues Warrant for Sandra Rucki – Parental Kidnapper

August 20, 2015

After over two years, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has finally been charged with three counts of felony deprivation of parental rights. Sandra Rucki lost custody of her children to her former spouse then allegedly sent her teenage children into hiding or underground. Sandra Rucki is now on the run and is wanted by law enforcement.

Other individuals involved in this case are Sandra Rucki’s attorney Michelle MacDonald, a disbarred attorney Dale Nathan and Rucki’s boyfriend Michael Rhedin.

Please help law enforcement arrest Ms. Sandra Rucki and find these teenagers.

Sandra Rucki, Gianna Rucki, Samantha Rucki

                                             Parental Kidnapper


Gianna Rucki, Samantha Rucki, Sandra Rucki

                Gianna & Samantha Rucki – Family Abduction Victims


Mother sought in case of two Lakeville girls (by Brandon Stahl, Star Tribune 08-18-2015)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Gianna Rucki

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Samantha Rucki

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)

Gianna Rucki & Samantha Rucki – Age 15 are Underground

April 21, 2015

Gianna Rucki, Samantha Rucki

In the past 20 years, we have not seen many cases like this. Teenage girls that have most likely or allegedly have been sent underground by their protective parent mother. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki sounds like a selfish, narcissistic custodial-embattled parent that got so engaged in the warfare of her divorce that she would rather send her teenage daughters underground than co-parent her children. She would allegedly engage in parental alienation and take anger and revenge to the extreme against her former spouse. This is the same man that she had five children with. It also sounds like in the Family Court proceedings, Sandra Rucki there was significant evidence that she was engaging in parental alienation. After she hired and fired a long list of Family Law Attorneys (going through thousands of dollars), she hired activist Michelle L. MacDonald as her attorney. MacDonald appears to be more interested in blaming the Family Law Judge and running for judge as a form of protest, rather than helping Sandra Rucki work towards playing an active role in her children’s lives.

In this era where teenage girls should be more concerned about their Facebook Account, these two girls should be in high school in Minnesota getting a proper education; involved in extra-curricular activities; playing a high school sport; thinking about high school prom and studying for their SATs to get into a top university in America — instead they are most likely being home schooled somewhere in America or abroad. They are possibly acting as a babysitter or nanny to another family. Although they may be very smart and may have been promised that this will not affect their lives — IT WILL!

Sandra Rucki, Sandra Grazzini

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki

We have seen Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s website and it appears she is more interested in her cause than her own children. She should be doing everything to prove to the Family Law Courts that she will not disparage her children’s father. She should be providing proof to the courts that she can be a good co-parent. She should be getting the medical or mental health help that she needs.

As we have seen in the other case, it has to be difficult for any teenager to live underground. What teenager in America wants to be wrongfully depicted as an abused child for this cause? If these girls had an interest in this cause, there are so many other ways they can help it. As we have seen other poster children like them, they eventually determine that they want their privacy.

I would urge these girls to contact the National Center for Missing Children at 1-800-843-5678 to negotiate their return. That would end their lives as poster children and give them the life as teenagers that they rightfully deserve. Besides, there are not many teenagers in America with zero Facebook Friends.


StarTribue by Brandon Stahl

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Childrren