Dad Harassed & Jailed After Filing Judge Complaint
Former California Senator Joe Simitian appeared shocked when he read the order of Santa Clara County Superior Court , that on its face, appears to be an unconstitutional effort to silence citizens seeking to protest the county's family courts.
The order appears to be arbitrarily handed out by Santa Clara County law enforcement as a form of selective prosecution and retaliation against a pro per dad who filed a complaint against Judge Scott in a family matter with his own mother that is connected to a Los Gatos real estate deal, giving more of an appearance of mass corruption where family courts and real estate is concerned.
Scott Largent was served with what many are calling a faux order, after Santa Clara County Court General Counsel Lisa Herrick marched across the marble slabs of the new Santa Clara County Family Courthouse, escorted by two Santa Clara County Sheriffs, to inform a father protesting family courts that he was not allowed to exercise his most fundamental rights . So Mr. Largent took it to City Hall. ( watch through video), where at least Joe Simitian appeared to be paying attention.
During an October 12, 2017 meeting of the Santa Clara County Finance and Government Operations Committee., Joe Simitian took the unusual step of instructing the Santa Clara County clerk to copy and have ready for review the order presented by Largent, following Largent's public comments on the order ( also above video) ,
Largent often appears to be one dad, trying to get the county supervisors to pay attention to the county courts misuse of public funds and legal dysfunction. The order, which is being aggressively given to select members of the media and protestors, appears to be outright retaliation by judges and court employees as efforts to expose unethical judges, court reporters and financial fraud in the courts continues to ramp up.
The retaliation has shocked Largent's grandmother , an 87 year old Santa Clara County resident, who had Sheriffs sent to the home she owns and lives with Largent , after Judge Scott , on his own order, dispatched Santa Clara County Sheriffs to her home for a "welfare check", following Largent's efforts to file complaints against Judge Scott at the county and with the Commission on Judicial Performance.
In addition to his matter with his mother, Largent has been fighting for more time with his 2 year old daughter, which has been in vain following his activism in attempting to reform Santa Clara County jails.
Largent regularly attend a number of county supervisor meetings, after he experienced the jails first hand when he was arrested and jailed for using a loudspeaker to protest outside police stations. Despite being dismissed on those charges, Largent was furious that the county was willing to put him through a trial for protesting. The jury in Largent's case was 11-1 in his favor, but instead of sending the jury back , where Largent was told he likely would have won, the judge dismissed the case, precluding Largent from a factual finding of innocence.
Jail reform, police harassment and unethical judges have been at the forefront of Scott Largent's activism and complaints , which has been met with unprecedented harassment. Bad actors in law enforcement and courts can cost counties millions, and County Supervisors are starting to pay attention.
Santa Clara County Courts were particularly embarrassed when the world exploded with outrage over Judge Persky's sentencing in the Brock Turner case, but locally the public defenders were outraged over Judge Scott's conduct in criminal cases, which got Scott moved to family court where he appears to be misusing his power to harm parents and children on a daily basis . While Scott was disciplined, the court's supervising judges appear to be enabling his misconduct, which now appears to be connected with district attorney Jeff Rosen's office and the San Jose and Santa Clara County Sherriff Office.
The Persky recall effort is now in full force in communities across Santa Clara County and law enforcement and judges appear to be retaliating against anyone believed to be associated with this costly and embarrassing democratic exercise.
Santa Clara County Judge James Towery, who was caught using his bailiffs to retaliate and make false claims against members of the media back in 2016, appears to be the link to the courts , the Bar , the DA's office and the local law enforcement community. Supervising Judges in Santa Clara County have regularly ignored complaints against James Towery, as did the Bar when complaints and questions about Towery's competence and sexual harassment of litigants and employees emerged when Towery was employed at the State Bar of California.
Santa Clara County Superior Courts appear to be the hotbed of court corruption and dysfunction, where judges, government employees and police appear to be ignoring the Constitution and hunting members of the press and public, in conduct that feels more like Nazi Germany in 1944 than Silicon Valley California.
Women Judges Who Draft the Code of Silence
As the Harvey Weinstein scandal rages in Hollywood like an apocalyptic Napa County fire, information is starting to leak to the public that shows women acting in California's Court Management positions are perpetuating a Code of Silence where Sexual Abuse and Harassment is concerned.
This is the same Code that protected sex abuse in the Catholic Church, college football and in the media, for decades. Abusers are never to be excused, but now public pressure is beginning to take a foothold where people know of abuse, and look the other way.
Equally alarming is a recent escalation of false abuse claims, which family courts appear to be using to fill budget gaps.
As Judge Yew sat as the Chairperson on California's Commission on Judicial Performance , insisting that the CJP had done an excellent job in protecting the public from bad judges, she knew, and had to know, she was lying.
During her time on the bench and in a leadership role for the state's judicial watchdog, Yew knew that judges, acting in her county alone had misused public funds, engaged in Antitrust and RICO like conduct, and worse, unleashed unethical judges and lawyers in a manner that served to harm, even kill, children and seniors.
Yew's position links her to the clear pattern and practice of judicial retaliation against people who file complaints against lawyers, judges or any employee of the court, where Judge Erica Yew, and other judges in Santa Clara County have engaged in conduct, and accepted a Code of Silence, that is no different than the silence of movie stars and politicians who knew, or should have known, what Harvey Weinstein did with his power in Hollywood. Remember how regularly Weinstein was publically thanked or awarded?
As an example, Judge Yew, appears to have regularly appointed, or used , custody experts Phil Stahl, Leslie Packer and Dr. Rebecca Bailey, of Transitioning Families , all of whom are being investigated by the media and Board of Psychology for crimes against children.
Yew appointed referee Nat Hales to assist her in complex divorce cases, despite knowing that Nat Hales never complied with the law to get appointed and as Yew had to have known ( as a Trustee for SCCBA), that Hales was running around sexually harassing scads of women, including lawyers, court employees, staff members of lawyers and litigants.
Yew also looked the other way after Hales had been disciplined for unethical conduct by the State Bar, and where cases involving Yew and Hales were up on appeal at the Sixth District.
Hales' long time mistress, a woman known only as "Bunny" , was regularly seen with Hales, including on trips the two took to Cabo, at Stanford football games and at social events where judges and lawyers openly mingled, and while it was widely known that Hales had a long time marriage to Cookie, the mother of Michelle Hales, whom Nat Hales shared a law practice.
Worse, as Yew's leadership role continued to advance, she protected her colleague James Towery. During his employment at the State Bar, Towery was reportedly engaging in sexual harassment of employees of the Bar, litigants and lawyers that had been repeatedly ignored by Big Silicon Valley Law Firms and even the State Bar itself.
Letters complaining of Towery's unwelcome advancements on women were also ignored by Santa Clara County's top judicial officers, and county lawyers. All knew and appear to have remained silent , or retaliated against those who tried to complain. Towery, as a result of his judicial immunity and protection of all female court managers, including General Counsel Lisa Herrick, continued his conduct for years, including by engaging in improper relationships with female prosecutors at the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, as Towery's wife, Karyn Sinunu Towery, was employed in the office,
As part of the Code of Silence, Judge Yew, and others , appear to have regularly awarded attorney fees and sanctions to select lawyers who maintained the code, allowing the conduct to continue to harm litigants and lawyers who refused Judge Towery, in a manner very similar to what was seen with Roger Ailes , Bill Cosby and now Harvey Weinstein.
Yew's silence also appears to protect lawyers like Bradford Baugh and Heather Allan, who have misused their legal careers to profit and benefit from the Code of Silence that has allowed a mountain of custody experts, including Dr. Rebecca Bailey and Transitioning Families, to take children from loving parents and place them in the hands of known , or admitted, violent abusers.
The issue is not exclusive to women. Many men have suffered from harassment and abuse that the judiciary has turned a blind eye too.
Yew is reportedly involved in assisting Santa Clara County judges engaged in retaliation against several men who tried to speak out against Judge Stuart Scott , Judge Mary Arand, and Judge Mary Ann Grilli. When men complained about false claims of domestic violence , or being unlawfully separated from their own children, Yew appears to have used her power , and confidential information available to her as Chair of the Commission on Judicial Performance, to assist in legal retaliation against such men.
Last month, California's Judicial Council awarded Judge Erica Yew with its top award. Yew now joins an elite club with other members including former court CEO David Yamasaki, who reportedly stole palm trees and landscape supplies for his home while managing the now bankrupt building project involving the Santa Clara County Family Law Courthouse.
Sadly, Judicial Council Awards may be meaningful to all the cronies in the state's legal system, but for others, it is simply a roadmap pointing to top Judge managers and the Code of Silence that continues to persist where sexual harassment, fraud , false domestic violence and child abuse are concerned. .
Social Media & WikiLeaks: Divorce Lawyers Violating Antitrust - Unfair Business Practices and Federal RICO Laws
Allegations of Divorce Lawyers Engaging in Crimes
About those "fees" on a divorce lawyer's bill ?
Why a single court transcript can cost upwards of $1,000?
Why courts are selling homes in divorce cases that don't need to be sold?
Why your ex made false allegations about domestic violence against you ?
How one spouse can declare another vexatious in a divorce case?
If pedophilia accusations in divorce cases are real?
Social Media and determined Hackers have revealed that decades of complaints to the State Bar, District Attorney Offices and the Commission on Judicial Performance, show that divorce lawyers in particular are the cornerstone of Antitrust and RICO activity.
Family law attorneys charged with equitably dividing community property and protecting children during custody disputes are being found to be devouring community property for their own personal gain.
In response to public pressure, California's Supreme Court attempted to fire a warning shot in late September by filing an Admisntrative Order , forcing the State Bar to reorganize as pressure mounts. The State Bar has been found to have dismissed and ignored piles of attorney complaints that show family law attorneys routinely engaging in unfair business practices, violations of Business and Professions Code 17200, conduct that can be connected to criminal claims.
Days after the order was issued, the Bar appointed Gregory Dresser to the State Bar Court, despite Mr. Dresser working with James Towery and others to let lawyers off the hook from discipline as Dresser acted as Interim Chief of the State Bar for over a year, where attorney misconduct raged out of control like a California Wildfire. Secret memos from Dresser's office show his corrupt political and financial ties that will continue to plague the Bar and fail to protect the public.
Citizen reporters have been investigating and secretly recording lawyers during client meetings and in family law proceedings in Santa Clara , Napa, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Alameda , San Diego, Monterey and Orange Counties, the recordings have lawyers and judges on edge.
Media agencies have acted as collection buckets for judge and lawyer complaints, exposing issues the Bar and Commission on Judicial Performance had concealed from the public based on internal confidentiality and immunity protections.
Secret recordings made by litigants and disgruntled law firm employees have also been sent to the media and appear to show criminal conduct imposed by the most notorious family law attorneys: Bradford Baugh, Tom Tuttle, Dominic Porrino, Merritt Weisinger, Nat Hales, David Weinberg, Walter Hammon, Heather Allan, Rebekha Frye, Elise Mitchell, Matt Erickson, Valerie Houghton, Jennifer Mello, Carrie Helwick, Lisa Herrick, James McManis, John Kesecker, Michele Insalaco, Paula Grohs, Paula Salinger, Nancy Perkovich, Diana Richmond, Danielle Morgan, Debra Crawford, Katherine Dorest , Carrie Helwick, James Hoover, Marilyn Moreno, Hector Moreno, Stacey Stevens and Daniel Cantrell.
The recordings were made despite the fact that most lawyers believe such recordings would be inadmissible in court , protected by the security of legal offices , or subject to attorney client privilege. Recordings date back over the past 10 years as clients and employees secretly made recordings as a form of insurance and protection against unethical attorneys that clearly demonstrated a will to impose fraud on the court during divorce litigations and impose repeated violations of Antitrust laws and RICO activity.
Attorney emails and correspondence documents are also being leaked to the press and show clear patterns of regular violations of law, Rules of Professional Conduct and ex parte communication with family law and criminal judges.
Psychologists, CPAs and other experts used in family law matters appear to be desperately grasping for prosecutorial immunity by holding their own recordings, voicemails and email communications as rumors of RICO and Antitrust sweeps by the FBI and Department of Justice grow more likely each day. Top of the list likely to be taken in a sweep: Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Elizabeth Braunstein, Dorcy Pruter, Leslie Packer, Phil Stahl, Susan Stahl, Michael Kerner, John Orlando, Ken Perlmutter, and CPAs that include Sally White, Michael Thompson, James Butera, and Drew Hunt,
Court Reporters also appear to be entangled in unlawful activity where divorce cases are concerned. Secret recordings and audits of court reporter fees show court reporters including Kris Case, Kris Tressidder and Stephanie Estes routinely over billed , delayed transcripts and engaged in activity benefiting certain family law attorneys and judges including Raj Chatterjee, Mary Ann Grilli and James Towery. An audit of court reporter invoices for transcripts has led to more than an appearance of corruption and Antitrust activity imposed in family court proceedings.
ANTI TRUST AND UNLAWFUL LITIGATION TACTICS OF DIVORCE LAWYERS EXPOSED
Domestic violence is a very real threat to families and children. However California case law arising from charges brought by attorney Keri Evilsizor in her own divorce case with Joe Sweeney appear to have allowed family courts to broadly use domestic violence to include posting on Facebook and other social media as a form of Emotional Distress equal to beating , torturing and financially disseminating a person with whom one has a personal relationship. Keri Evilsizor personal case appears to have fueled a new gold rush for family law attorneys and financially strapped family courts, as lawyers now use a rush to get a 3044 finding against the other spouse to avoid child support and other financial obligations. Courts too benefit with state and federal grants that reach millions in each county.
Divorce court files show that for the past 20 years lawyers like Bradford Baugh, Debra Crawford , Dominic Porrino and Stacey Stevens have repeatedly used false claims involving domestic violence and fraud on the court in an effort to terminate child and supposal support obligations for his clients. The allegations also serve to discredit one spouse and gain the favor of a family court judge.
Debra Crawford took DV to a new level after marrying her client's husband and colluding with Katherine Dorset , who threatened reporters attempting to investigate collusion between Dorset and Crawford in a divorce case.
Brad Baugh has used false domestic violence claims in his cases for nearly 30 years. Baugh has had uncomfortably close relationships with the Santa Clara County Sherriff and the Los Gatos police , which he has used to place opposing spouses under heightened scrutiny to gain an advantage for a client wishing to continue to harm a former spouse, or take all their money.
MENTAL ILLNESS OR VEXATIOUS LITIGANT CLAIMS WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FAILS
Brad Baugh, Stacey Stevens and Dominic Porrino , like other unscrupulous lawyers, appear to be informally advertising an ability to abuse the vexatious litigant statue in family law cases, in order to gain litigation advantages . Baugh has reportedly had 3 of the last 12 vexatious litigants in Santa Clara County placed on the state list. Baugh earns millions and clogs Santa Clara's family courts and Sixth District Court of Appeal with more cases than any other lawyer. Bradford Baugh even brazenly declared he billed client Oliver Garbe $65,000 to have Garbe's ex declared vexatious during a post dissolution custody matter, insidious legal dealings rubberstamped by Judges Mary Ann Grilli and James Towery, that had no proper application of law.
Attorney Dominic Porrino appears to be attempting to assist Apple employee Matthew Laycock declare his ex wife vexatious, and mentally ill.
Attorney Stacey Stevens wind top unethical award as she has used the courts to assist her client, Brain Krippendorf, declare the mother of his children; mentally ill, vexatious and subject to a domestic violence restraining order.
Krippendorf, an employee of big law firm WSGR, Wilson, Sonini, Risotti and Goodrich, is reportedly a hacker, who has illegally hacked into an array of legal and financial systems for his own personal gain and advancement, which appears to have assisted him in California's family courts after he hired Ms. Stevens. Krippendorf has sued the courts to essentially local the mother of his children from his children's lives and from the courts, after a third party accused him of storing drugs and abusing his own child. When the mother tried to speak up , Krippendorf used the courts and his tech skills to silence her.
Judges including Judge Haynes, Chatterjee and Towery, all family court judges connected with these lawyers, appear to be allowing this conduct as they have connections to financial and political connections obtained through the State Bar, where they engaged in Antitrust and RICO activity, but are now shielded by judicial immunity and a dysfunctional Commission on Judicial Performance.
The combination of domestic violence, mental illness and vexatious litigant statutes are the cornerstone of corrupt lawyers making millions in fees to drag divorce and custody matters out for decades in California's family courts, which may well be the undoing of unethical and greedy lawyers willing to abuse the broken and dysfunctional family court system for their own financial gain.
NON- PROFITS ROLE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- WEAVE MAY SPELL TROUBLE
While there are good organizations attempting to assist the societal issues related to DV, those often to not get the funding or court endorsements as others do, which is also being investigated as having a role in RICO and Antitrust activity in family court arenas.
In Sacramento a non-profit group known as WEAVE appears to be receiving state and federal grant funding, while reportedly training (primarily women) to make false DV claims , then representing those same women in court. Weave also appears to be engaged in training judges on domestic violence issues, as they appear before those same judges while accepting state grants, conduct that appears to indicate Antirust and RICO activity.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE : CASH COW FOR FAMILY COURTS
Family Courts appear to be benefiting from unethical lawyers bringing false DV charges in divorce cases, as state and federal funds connected with DV cases can bring millions to bankrupt courts and empty county cash registers.
Most alarming is the recent ground swell in lifetime DVROs being issued in Santa Clara, Marin, Napa , Contra Costa and Orange Counties. perhaps based on financial incentives provided in the form of state and federal grants. .
Individuals subjected to DVROs during a divorce or custody matter lose their 2nd Amendment Rights and often face lifetime employment challenges, as Judge Haynes noted in a Pittsburg family courtroom just last month.
While domestic violence cases are often handled in family courts, they remain quasi - criminal matters, where litigants are not entitled to representation, and where a DV finding under Family Code 3044 can have significant impact on custody and support during a divorce case , giving unethical lawyers incentive to use domestic violence as a tool to earn more in fees.
If lawyers are unable to obtain DV orders, they often try to have ex spouses declared vexatious , or declared mentally ill, to gain a litigation advantage and prejudice a judge in a divorce case , which allows the earning of more fees.
California real estate fraud appears to be the cornerstone of RICO and Antitrust activity. An increase in fees to real estate agents, developers, foreclosure firms, lenders and investors are privately funding family law attorneys to convert home equity in dissolution actions where a select few gain fees, and judges receive kickbacks in deferred real estate holdings.
Judges in multiple courthouses across the state appear to be struggling to contain court watchers, protestors and litigants outraged over gross miscarriages of justice where family lawyers, CPAs, custody experts and even realtors are making obscene fees in what should be simple divorce cases.
Santa Clara , Alameda and Contra Costa have reportedly sent law enforcement after protestors and members of the press to prevent social media coverage of family court corruption which includes Antitrust and RICO crimes.
UNDERGROUND LEGAL REFORM
A number of lawyers, retired judges and court reform activists appear to be organizing
Grassroots Investigations that have uncovered records pointing to serious criminal activity including real estate fraud, tax evasion, price fixing, involving family lawyers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, Santa Clara , San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties.
WikiLeaks files have revealed confidential complaints to District Attorney Offices, Commission on Judicial Performance and the State Bar, that seek to expose Antitrust and RICO, have been snuffed out , or dismissed, as state watchdogs protect criminal conduct. Private watchdogs and underground legal networks appear to be investigating what state employees will not.
Family law attorneys appear to be the link to a few bad actors that include court employees and judges that show clear and convincing violations of fair business practice laws. including Business and Professions Code 17200 and federal Antitrust laws. In the most extreme cases, RICO activity appears to involve the most corrupt family law players, as seen in a recent federal RICO lawsuit that is going viral on the internet.
Courts that have allowed corruption to seep into family law cases with false claims of abuse, astronomical attorney fee bills and litigation tactics that belong in an OJ Simpson trial are struggling to contain social media exposure , and are reportedly worried that government employee involvement that could be exposed could pierce immunity for judges and public officials.
Clusters of family law attorneys, judges, court staff and court reporters connected with criminal activity in the state's divorce proceedings, are reporting an escalation of ambush interviews outside courthouses, hacked emails and breaches in office security as disgruntled litigants angered over attorney billings are investing in private investigators and spy equipment to capture unlawful conduct.
Court the clusters of corruption appear embedded in county Bar Associations, and groups that are protecting real estate fraud, pedophilia and conversion of community property in sham foreclosure and real estate deals , unlawful lending and tax evasion schemes and other criminal activity are desperately seeking their own immunity and protection.
False claims of domestic violence, mental illness and vexatious litigant designations appear to be the trendy litigation tactics being used by corrupt lawyers. Court reform activist aren't waiting for the feds to catch them.
Ultimately divorce lawyers may go to jail, but clients who paid these lawyers may pay an even bigger price.
Court Watchers in Alameda County were heard claiming there are far too many good fathers out there to allow lawyers like Dominic Porrino to continue to hold children for ransom in California's divorce and custody cases.
Much like family law attorneys Debra Crawford, Bradford Baugh, Nancy Perkovich , Paula Salinger, Keri Evilsizor, Marilyn Moreno, Nat Hales, Hector Moreno, Walter Hammon, Katherine Dorset and Stacey Stevens. Dominic Porrino appears to subscribe to the philosophy that more money can be made when certain litigation tactics are employed during a modern day divorce or custody case. Quite simply these tactics would never be tolerated by real judges in civil or criminal matters as they include:
#1 - Making false claims of domestic violence.
#2- Claiming a former spouse is insane or mentally unstable.
#3- Asking the court to declare the other parent vexatious.
#4- Making irrelevant attacks on parenting and character.
#5 Retaliating against ANYONE who files complaints with: The Commission on Judicial Performance , The State Bar, The Court Reporter's Board or the Psychology Board.
All too oftern family law judges are ignoring the law and pandering to politics and drama brought by a select group of unscrupulous lawyers who make obscene fees and profits camouflaged in a $300-500/ hr. fee.
Matthew Laycock appears to be one client getting his money's worth. Laycock, who is represented by Porrino, is reportedly using the money he earns as an employee for Apple , Inc. to beat down the mother of his children in an Alameda family court.
The mother in Alameda family court with Laycock has not been able to afford a lawyer herself and now appears to be fighting Laycock and Porrino to avoid being declared vexatious. The mother has reportedly filed State Bar Complaints, CJP complaints and complaints about less than ethical or qualified persons who are acting in a custody matter involving children under 10 years of age. The most questionable conduct appears to involve Elizabeth Braunstein , Commissioner Hendrickson and Judge Alice Vilardi.
Laycock is reported to be trying to have the mother declared vexatious and ordered to a psych evaluation , while Judge Morrison, the presiding judge in Alameda County is well aware that the mother is facing retaliation for speaking out against the gross unfairness of family court proceedings and has filed administrative complaints in all state watchdog agencies that are designed to protect the public and prevent retaliation clearly being experienced by the mother of Laycock's young children.
In 2016 Laycock reported he had only paid $6500 in legal fees and that Porrino earned merely $300 an hour. By 2017 Laycock had paid Porrino sufficiently to try to declare his former wife insane and vexatious , as multiple Alameda Judges assist in retaliation for the mother's efforts to file complaints against judges and dirt bag lawyers like Porrino.
Laycock, called an "arrogant little prick" by one concerned member of the public who observed Laycock and Porrino in and out of court, not only gloated at beating up his former spouse in court, he seemed to have no problem threatening and attacking reporters who tried to bring media attention to Alameda family law cases.
Laycock was so arrogant following a hearing before Judge Chatterjee, that he and Porrino insisted that three bailiffs escort them to their car, an appearance they are as guilty and worthy of media attention as O.J. Simpson, Bill Cosby, or Peter Sandusky.
$6500 seems like a deal, where Laycock is concerned. Brad Baugh, a Santa Clara family lawyer, declared he charged Oliver Garbe $65,000 to have his former wife declared vexatious. Garbe of course had money as he was the step son of Sean Connery , and the Sixth District Court of Appeal allowed Garbe to keep $100,000 he and his wife had been given by Sean Connery and Garbe's mom as a wedding gift.
Stacey Stevens, an attorney skilled at using false DV and "Mental Impairment" claims against moms in divorce and custody cases, boasted in a public court that she had been used by Brain Krippendorf , who uses computers , resources and money he makes while working at the big law firm of Wilson, Sonsini , Goodrich and Roasti, to declare the mother of his children vexatious and subject her to pay for supervised visits in a Contra Costa county custody and Santa Clara County support case.
Contra Costa Family Court Services , including employee Jim Paulssen is reported to be assisting lawyers like Stevens and Porrino in custody cases, making Kids for Cash the latest California Family Court problem and where Paulsen and others court employees are recommending custody arrangements that deviate from 50-50 by discrediting opposing parities, especially pro per litigants.
Male court watchers in Contra Costa claimed Family Court Services have given custody solely to parents who just "stink as a person" , by using false claims to discredit good parents seeking equitable custody arrangements in Contra Costa County. Family Court mediators appear to be the next in line for court reform advocates, who have already broken through the immunity claimed by CPS.
Employers that include Apple and Facebook are starting to note Silicon Valley family courts are bad for business. Some of the worst cases have seen judges routinely violate the law, and retaliate when complaints to admisntrative agencies are made. Privately employers have PR and marketing teams scrambling to undo the negative impact of financial records and image backlash that is ground swelling as court reform advocates and activists garner more media attention. Mainstream media outlets like the Chronicle's investigative reporting team are now even willing to accept complaints that the State Bar and CJP have tried to keep confidential for over 50 years.
One Apple, Inc. employee made off record comments to Q , indicating that Apple, Inc. is struggling to adjust to the disruption in productivity when people like Laycock are spending all their time in court, or beating up on members of the press, to keep a matter of public interest out of the media. Frankly Silicon Valley is under a great deal of pressure due to treatment of women in the tech industry, that treatment appears to extend to Silicon Valley Family Courts, and consumers won't stand for it." .
" Family Court is bad for business , " stated the Apple employee, who wished to remain off record. " Apple executives are well aware that employees and contractors like Laycock have brought social media attention that includes #ShameonApple at a critical time for Apple's iPhone 8 marketing push".
Emails are also flying around the big law firm of Wilson, Sonsini , Goodrich and Rosati, as an army of lawyers from Washington DC to Palo Alto try to determine if Krippendorf has used company resources and illegal hacking activity during his bitter custody battle that could expose the firm, and its clients, to subpoenas and public scrutiny.
A key component in cleaning up California's family courts involves the state mandated audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance. Victoria Henley , the Director of the CJP who has been burying judge complaints in a cloak of secrecy is reported to be feverishly destroying documents that will reveal the state's most unethical and incompetent judges after the audit got a boost this week when the Auditor, Ms. Howle and her lawyer , Myron Moskovich , filed a declaration explaining why the CJP being allowed to continue to hide, or redact the names of judges who are the subject of a complaint makes an audit impossibly impotent.
Ms, Howle's declaration reveals the efforts the University of California's Office of the President went to while trying to hide information from the Auditor , which clearly shows an erosion of ethics and conduct that is nothing short of moral turpitude that has seeped into California's Courts and most revered public teaching instructions, conduct that clearly needs to be drained from the Swamp leaking sewage into public payrolls.
Personal fights going on in divorces have seeped out so far and wide that most court clerks, court reporters and judges have no idea how to control conduct that belongs under the pond scum.
The final area needed to clean up family courts is action by the State Bar. The auditor already exposed many of the flaws of the Bar, which simply put : Fails to Protect the Public
Looks like the media is going to have to do the job judges and ethical lawyers should have done years ago.
Court Watchers: Attorney Reported Hit -And - Run on Reporter
Stacey Stevens, of Contra Costa Family Law, is the latest to join the ranks of lawyers who appear to be protecting criminals and pedophiles. Court Watchers reportedly following Stevens' cases claimed to have witnessed Stevens trying to run over a reporter who had been raising questions about unethical clients and possible links to sex trafficking and pedophilia rings.
Rings of what appear to be pedophiles and child abusers appear to be protected by family court judges and lawyers , which allows harm to children to persist in communities organizations like Little League and Boys Scouts of America.
On September 20th Stevens appeared in a custody case, where a father, Brain Krippendorf of Palo Alto , reportedly paid Stacey Stevens hundred of thousands of dollars to help hide secrets of alleged abuse,
Krippendorf was reportedly accused by a credible child advocate of abusing his own child.. Additionally Krippendorf was reported to be storing illegal drugs under a family couch , were a 3 year old had access and exposure to drugs.
Stevens appears to have used family courts to have third party custody evaluators, using willing to give full custody and control of two boys to a father, where no history of mental impairment or physical abuse appears where the mother is concerned, denying the mother 50-50 custody and forcing her to pay $75-$150/ hr. to see her own child.
Good and loving fathers are outraged by an appearance that family courts are using selective procesution and character assignation, employed by unethical lawyers, to gain litigation advantage and drive up costs of the average divorce and custody case.
In this case, Stevens, with reported ties to Steve Wagstaffe, in San Mateo county, appears to have used the courts to deprive a mother- child relationship for 7 years. This appears to be a similar outcome in cases where there is alleged sexual abuse, fraud or other criminal activity involved for divorcing, or separating parents.
Attorney Sarah Overton, of Cummings, McClorey , Davis and Acho , appears to be another female lawyer financially benefiting from defending judges and lawyers in cases where innocent parents have been willing to fight in state and federal court to protect children. Overton has defended crooks like James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar, and even California's highest ranking judge, Tani G. Cantil- Sakauye.
Clearly present in Judge Haynes' courtroom, was the history of a case shows that Stevens lied to the judge when she declared the mother in that case mentally unfit, which would constitute a violation of Business and Professions Code 6068 and which would require Judge Haynes to act under Canon 3 D of California's Judicial Code of Ethics, which Haynes, a former Elkins Task Force member, refused to do .
Judge Haynes has been reported to be associated with pedophilia himself, conduct that raised concerns with his involvement at the Clayton Valley Little League Association. Haynes is also reported to have carried out sexual affairs with lawyers, affairs that may include Stacey Stevens (and other willing female lawyers who regularly appear in his court, and at Contra Costa County Bar Association gatherings).
During the custody hearing, Judge Haynes heard evidence presented that indicated a child was at risk of death. Photos , videos and nurse eyewitness testimony revealed that while in the father's exclusive care and control, the child appears to be exhibiting only a 4% BMI with more than an appearance of a failure to thrive. A fact that concerned mothers and fathers sufficiently to phone Judge Haynes' court , and to appear as court watchers in Pittsburg. A media request was also made in the hearing, which was denied by Judge Haynes.
Krippendorf appears to have been allowed to use money obtained from his parents and earned through unscrupulous dealings in the hacking and tech arena to pay Stevens and effectively silence and remove the mother from the child's life , for the last 7 years .
For her pay, Stevens used the widely accepted practice of getting a family court to appoint a 730 evaluator and have the mother placed on supervised visits, controlled and dictated entirely by Krippendorf.
Judge Haynes, a former member of the Elkins Task Force, appears to be more biased and unwilling to apply the law where the protection of children is concerned. Or where perhaps his sexual interests rest.
A reporter investigating sex crimes of children subject to family court proceedings attempted to question Stevens after the hearing, when she was reportedly injured after Stevens attempted to run her over. The incident was captured on video by a group of concerned citizens and court watchers. Stevens is being reported to the State Bar and the video is being reviewed for possible criminal investigation.
During the hearing, Stevens represented Krippendorf against a self represented mother. The child's grandmother, a registered nurse with 44 years of experience at Kaiser and John Muir hospital , testified over concerns related to the child's health and well being. Haynes said he didn't find the grandmother credible after the grandmother admitted she loved her daughter.
What Judge Haynes did note he found credible, was , Krippendorf's claim that the grandmother had tried to poison him and had additionally offered to buy the children for $50,000 and $10,000. Krippendorf, who looks like a sinister Baby Huey, sat snickering and confident in court. HE appeared to be the parent lacking credibility when compared to the self represented mother , according to over 20 court watchers who were present in Judge Hayne's courtroom that day.
Judge Haynes, a former member of the Elkins Task Force, disagreed with 20 reasonable citizens. The hearing appeared to be nothing more than a Kangaroo court. Haynes, who is rumored to be having an affair with Stevens, ruled once again in favor of Steven's client , which denied a pro se mother the right to fight to protect her child from what others describe as nothing short of sexual and mental abuse.
Stevens is suspected to be one more lawyer caught up in an underground legal system where 730 custody experts, private judges, Special Masters, CPAs and others cater to the family law community and are able to use the legal system to hide both men and woman who engage in illegal activity and harm to children.
Protective Mothers and Fathers are working underground networks themselves, where they are planning to expose sex trafficking, child abuse and other crimes that persist in California's Family Law cases .
Stevens like Tom Tuttle, Bradford Baugh, Valerie Houghton, Richard Roggia, Nat Hales, Marily Moreno, Lynne Yates Carter, Hector Moreno, Keri Evilsizor, Steve Wagstaffe, Jeff Rosen, Sarah Overton, Daniel Cantrell, Debra Crawford, Nancy Perkovich, Bob Blevans , Katherine Dorest appear to have folks inside at the State Bar, that allows attorney misconduct to continue to run rampant, and where most family law judges look the other way.
Contra Costa County is not alone. In Solano County Judge Carringer appears to be suddenly recusing from cases involving Daniel Cantrell, another Contra Costa divorce lawyer who appears to have worked with lawyer Keri Evilsizor , misusing the legal system and making false claims of abuse to gain an advantage in what should be otherwise simple divorce cases. Cantrell and Evilsizor appear to be just the tip of the iceberg, as a federal RICO cases related to family court enterprises are being filed in record numbers.
In Santa Clara County lawyers like Bradford Baugh have been trafficking kids and protecting sex abusers since at least 1990, where Judge Stewart, Judge Grilli , Judge Towery, Judge Zecher, Judge Scott , Judge Folan and Judge Greenwood appear to be tolerating attorney misconduct that protects abusers. Cases involving Baugh consistently show 730 experts like John Orlando, Michael Kerner, Dr. Perlmutter, Valerie Houghton and Leslie Packer, harming children by using the family courts to deprive those children of a loving parent , while placing the children in the hands of known alcoholics and sex abusers.
In Orange County law firms such as Seastrom and Seastrom, appear to be allowing lawyers including Tom Tuttle to work with David Weinberg and a ring of pedophile protectors that include Dr. Rebecca Bailey. Phil Stahl, Dr. Randy Rand, Dorcy Pruter and organizations like Transitioning Families, and Family Bridges, to steal children from protective parents and give children to physical and mental abusers , in return for profits.
Children from these divorce and custody cases are growing up and are now are using websites such as this one, Facebook, Snap Chat and Twitter to connect with other children and their own parents. These connections appear to have caused an increase in criminal and federal lawsuits against counties that reasonably knew these patterns existed in family courts, yet did nothing to protect parents and children.
Judges are reportedly worried and the State Bar is reported to be shredding documents related to misconduct of lawyers who are slotted to become, or have become judges.
December 2, 2016- San Jose, CA - It was an event members of the press consider legendary. A small group of investigative reporters and photographers happened into the San Jose Rotary Club, expecting to get photos of a holiday luncheon being hosted by the Santa Clara County Bar Association , an opulent event catered by the Fairmont Hotel.
As the event got under way, lawyers from all over Santa Clara County began to filter in. The tables were set with white linens and stacks of satirical song lyrics that altered traditional Christmas songs as they awaited the arrival of Carolers who would lead the group in song, an annual highlight.
Table signs flashed the names of nearly all Santa Clara County Family Law Judges; Grilli - Towery- Huber - Greenwood- Pichon- Lucas- Woodhouse.
What the reporters didn't expect was that nearly every judge sitting on the Santa Clara County Family Court bench would also be filtering into the event, surrounded by an entourage of publically paid court clerks and bailiffs.
As the event got underway Judge Pichon, the county's presiding judge and Judge Lucas, the 2017 presiding judge arrived.
Judge James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel at the Bar, camped out at the entrance to the room, discussing how courts were making obscene amounts of money based on lawyers bringing contempt and domestic violence charges into divorce and custody cases. Attorneys too seemed to be profiting from being the first to strike with false domestic violence claims against innocent former spouses.
As Towery talked shop with any lawyer anxious for a brown- nose- suck up, Towery continued giving sexually harassing glances to the women lawyers and litigants he had slept with, or hoped he wasn't too old to entice to an invite for a private Chambers Tour.
Judge Scott was quick to scurry to Grilli's table, his plans to take over her cases firmly in place as the memory of his having falsely convicted a Santa Clara County man of murder while at the DA's office slowly faded from media pages and public memory.
Scott took comfort in the fact that he wasn't the biggest criminal in the group.
Valerie Houghton awkwardly made her way around the room of lawyers and judges she had gotten to generate millions in fees in custody cases, as Houghton herself stood indicted for white collar crimes with her real estate husband, Terry Houghton, who was noticeably absent from the event.
When Judge Grilli, appeared she and her court clerk, Jaretta Reser, were treated as dignitaries. The fact that Grilli was being forced into retirement for violating ADA laws and getting carried away with fee awards to a select group of cronies was not mentioned throughout the luncheon. Lawyers couldn't even choke out pleasantries to ask about Grilli's family , which was reportedly in shambles as Grilli had taken to drug use while on the bench overseeing divorce and probate matters.
Reser, was also seen distributing flyers on the tables mocking the Public Trust Committee, a group associated with Q that had made public comments about changes to the CJP rules while watchdogging bad judges like Grilli. When Reser was photographed she recognized the photographer from court and vomited out her food. The photos of Reser's reaction are graphic and have not been authorized for publication. The photos are disturbing and this site is rated PG.
As the 2016 holiday luncheon got underway and the photographers were poised to leave, "Angie", from the Santa Clara County Bar Association asked the photographers to stay and photograph more. Angie even provided the photographers with a seating chart and explained the importance of photographing the lawyers with the judges. The photographers stayed at the Bar Association Staff request, a request that would find Angie unemployed just months later.
As the photographers stayed, Judges and lawyers broke out in song, singing "Get me to the Bank Tonight " , where they appeared to be mocking all the money they steal from community property and children in Santa Clara County divorce and custody cases.
" I wanted to throw up " said one photographer who had watched his sister lose custody of her children because of a corrupt judge and greedy lawyer". They were just laughing and making fun of all the money they can get judges to award lawyers in fees placed through liens on houses and by taking money from children and parents. No judge should ever act like that and I got it on film".
When the photographer went to collect his fees for the photos the Bar had asked him to take, he was stiffed. The Santa Clara County Bar Association didn't pay their bill for the photos they had requested. The court was also unresponsive, apparently expecting him to work for free, as they made millions in Santa Clara divorce cases.
The photographer then uploaded the video he had made at the event, complete with a bouncing ball and subtitles. The video has been posted in over 50 blogs and websites, where it has caught the attention of over 100,000 litigants, lawyers, judges and state lawmakers.
Readership and viewer numbers for the video are the envy of the San Jose Mercury, Metro and even the San Francisco Chronicle, all media outlets that have ignored the growing masses complaining about California's family courts.
Neither the State Bar, nor the Commission on Judicial Performance found anything wrong with the video, or the fact that lawyers and judges regularly engage in social and professional events that appear to constitute no less than ex parte communication, or give an appearance of collusion and kickbacks to courts and lawyers in these family law cases.
Santa Clara County lawyers and judges who so shattered public trust and confidence in the Santa Clara County legal system, were never phased by what they had done. In fact, the CJP told one person who complained that the investigation had been terminated 8 months after it began, that it was all okay because , Erica Yew , the Chair of the CJP had rescued herself during the video investigation and no further action was deemed necessary.
James Towery, who had organized the event for the court staff and judges , used his judicial appointment to try to have the reporters capturing the holiday event arrested by the Santa Clara County Sherriff. Towery also used a divorce action before him to retaliate against a women he knew to be associated with the reporters.
Lisa Herrick, the General Counsel for the Santa Clara County Courts, sent an email to Q threatening members of the Public Trust Committee, following the committee's public comments on rule changes at the CJP.
Joe Macaluso, the Public Information Officer for the courts, began violating the law and refusing public records requests that he knew would provide reporters confirmation of misuse of public funds surrounding the building the family law courthouse and managing the family court budgets. Joe Macaluso went suddenly missing from the Santa Clara County Courts employment records.
In January 2017 the reporters found that the Santa Clara County Bar Association was given free use of the Santa Clara County's 8th floor conference room, the Asian Bar Association had to pay for the room, but the Santa Clara Bar got to rent the room, and use court staff like Jarretta Reser, to hold a retirement party for Judge Grilli, during normal court business hours. Reser and the Bar Association worked together, and colluded , to have the Santa Clara County Sheriffs ticket reporters for trespassing , in a public court ,to deter press coverage of the event, the lawyers from the Bar clearly still stinging from the coverage of the holiday luncheon.
In February 2017 Patricia Lucas admitted the court was broke and they had over spent on the new family courthouse, Lucas then publically and privately asked lawyers from the Santa Clara Bar to "chip in " to keep courts operating.
In February 2017 Joe Macaluso, the Public Information Officer for the court, was found to have been unlawfully refusing public records requests that would expose mass financial misuse of public money related to the building of and operating of the family courthouse and related to grants the courts provide to the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
In March 2017 reporters found James Towery cheated on his From 700 disclosures, both while at the Bar and as a Judge in Santa Clara County. The State Bar's General Counsel Suzanne Grandt , Vanessa Holton and Steve Moawad had no comment and continue to assist Towery in covering up actual crimes.
In April 2017 reporters found Towery and Grilli were found to have falsified payroll affidavits , which neither Lucas nor DA Jeff Rosen appeared interested in pursuing.
Towery also began to close the courtroom to reporters who tried to cover the high profile custody case involving former 49er Ray Mc Donald, concealing the fact that McDonald got away with domestic violence and rape because of the connections to Towery's wife Karen Sinunu Towery, who formerly worked as an assistant prosecutor for the Santa Clara County DA Office, under both Kennedy and Rosen.
Judge Lucas received complaints against Towery, including complaints that Towery was routinely acting incompetent in his case management and that Towery appeared to be violating rights of litigants and placing children in harms way, Lucas, did nothing,
In August 2017 the State Bar released Towery's social security number to a member of the press, who additionally happened to be associated with reporters Towery appeared to be gunning for. Vanessa Holton reported she "immediately called up Jim Towery " when she learned the reporters had obtained his social security number and home address. Holton appeared unphased with ex parte communication and the fact that the Bar had not " immediately called up " other third parties when the Bar released their social security numbers and other confidential information in 2015.
In the end the watchdogs charged with public protection will have let these judges and lawyers off the hook, but this time the damage to public confidence in our legal system is irrepairable. The public doesn't need an audit to know what is going on, the public has social media and a free press !
UPDATE: The Santa Clara County Bar has changed their annual holiday luncheon to December 1, 2017, a date the judges will be busy this year and unable to attend- LOL .
Bail Reform Clears Jails: Make Room for Attorneys!
A civil RICO served on John Evilsizor and his crooked lawyers and CPAs could get lawyers who helped the Evilsizors disbarred. Additionally, the suit could lead to a host of other third party civil actions against Keri Evilsizor and her suspected pedophile father, John Evilsizor. While many are following the money trail on the Evisizors, a nefarious pattern indicating a secret history of family sex abuse, pedophilia and other little dirty secrets are starting to emerge and the RICO may be just the right machine to begin washing all the dirty Evilsizor laundry.
SEE RICO FILED HERE
Bail Reform has dried up money jails and courts collect from the poor and now a new source of funds appears to be possible for courts and big law firms willing to take on RICO cases connected with family law middle class divorce, custody and probate cases.
During a secret, closed-door emergency conference held in Las Vegas last weekend, executives from the special interests for the courts and prison guard unions, decided that the only group of people the public hates more than murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and drug addicts are crooked family law lawyers. Backroom deals with Judges and District Attorneys across California appear to be urgently pressed to ensure their profits continue.
Because many family law lawyers have become filthy rich from stealing the estates, college funds, and income from hard-working families and children, the bail amounts can be “set very high,” said one bail bondsman. It is estimated that the bail amount that can be set for one white collar family law attorney could easily replace 500 blue collar criminals, making it a much more lucrative practice for bail bonds companies. Sanctions, bonds and other fees for contempt are also a windfall for courts and prisons seeking more to fund government jobs that properly operate a fair and functioning legal system.
One prison guard said she is looking forward to the change in the prison population because family law attorneys are “total wusses” when the tables are turned on them and "it's funny watching them eat prison food after dining on grass-fed steaks and $500 bottles of wine that were supposed to be kids college funds."
Contra Costa County just a named a new District Attorney, Diane Becton, who was a Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa for 22 years. After being one of the county’s first African American judges, she is now the county’s first female, African American district attorney and is replacing former DA Mark Peterson, who was ousted after being indicted on 13 felony counts over the summer for perjury and campaign finance fraud. Becton knows the dirt on the judges she used to share a bench with and now it is open season for her to go hunting for them and dirty lawyers they ignored for decades.
Becton is a proponent of bail reform and is reportedly looking forward to the new lawyer targeting program, which will also greatly reduce the number of federal lawsuits being filed against the courts and county agencies due to the rampant corruption and trafficking of children through family courts.
Reportedly at the top of Becton’s hit list are the lawyers at the center of Contra Costa County’s most high-profile divorce - Keri Evilsizor versus Joseph Sweeney.
Joseph Sweeney, was jailed last year after his hard work in getting the California Legislature to order the first ever audit of California’s judge oversight agency. The commission and its corrupt employees like Director Victoria Henley (who is resigning at the end of the year) are now being publicly thrashed by the mainstream media, including by the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle, State Auditor, and state legislators.
Sweeney has filed a federal RICO lawsuit against Keri Evilsizor and her parents, John Evilsizor and Mary Evilsizor, and their attorneys who allegedly helped them forge documents and commit fraud in an attempt to bankrupt Sweeney. Daniel Cantrell of the family law firm notorious for churning fees in divorces, Whiting Fallon Ross & Abel LLP of Walnut Creek, Daniel Rottinghaus and Daniel LaCount of Berding & Weil LLP, Michelene Insalaco and Staci Lambright of Sucherman Insalaco LLP, Ronald Peck, Robin Klomparens, and the Evilsizors’ long-time accountants, David Barcklay and Carolyn Barcklay are among those named in the lawsuit.
After Sweeney unsuccessfully tried to get the Evilsizors to amicably accept personal service of his federal lawsuit, John and Mary Evilsizor were reportedly served at the upscale car show in Danville over the weekend, the Concours D’Elegance, where John Evilsizor was displaying some of his Ferraris at the show.
The lawsuit alleges tax evasion and forgery of dozens of records not only in Sweeney’s divorce case, but the forgery of John Evilsizor’s signature on hundreds of unlawful detainer documents filed in several California counties related to the Evilsizors’ approximately 20 apartments complexes in an attempt to continue the charade that Keri Evilsizor, the family's eviction attorney, has not been working for the family businesses for the past four years so that she can continue collecting child support from Sweeney while she lives in her $1.5 million home in Blackhawk, California, drives around in her $70,000 Mercedes, and buys Louis Vuitton purses and diamond rings. One of their former tenants has already filed a lawsuit after discovering the forgery. The lawsuit also alleges that their infant children were injured by a flea infestation and toxic mold in one of the Evilsizors’ apartment complexes in Alameda County.
A prominent Orange County attorney who specializes in RICO and complex civil litigation lawsuits told Q after reviewing the lawsuit, “I’ve never seen the RICO statute used like that before, but it’s well done and I think it’s going to stick. If those allegations are true and I were the Defendants I’d be terrified that kind of dirty laundry was going in front of a federal judge.”
More RICO suits are expected. Top contenders who are up at bat include Debra Crawford, the lawyer who married her client’s former husband, then used the Monterey family courts with Katherine Dorest to get DVROs against her former client in an unethical set up clearly designed to get her former client in jail and her new husband out of support payments. Such would shamefully enrich the life of Ms. Crawford Annis , whose husband Dr. Annis, was charged with felony charges, after misusing his medical license.
With RICO cases being filed in federal court and district attorney’s clinging to their jobs and bar cards, Jeff Rosen of Santa Clara County and Tony Rackauckas or Orange County are next up for scrutiny for their failures in addressing family law crooks for decades.
Santa Clara Family Law Attorney Brad Baugh is also top of the RICO list, having worked with lawyers like Nat Hales, and Valerie Houton as well as accountants that include Sally White, James Butera and real estate agents like Patty Filice and Michael Frangadakis, where Baugh has exhibited a 30 year history using the Los Gatos police and Santa Clara County Sherriff trying to jail opposing spouses in his divorce case. Baugh has only taken on cases where big money is at play and where he has earned millions in fees by filing false liens on properties, making false DV claims, false claims of abuse against innocent parents and by committing fraud on the court to create confusion and controversy in what should be simple divorce cases. Baugh has been shuttling cash to judges, court reporters and other lawyers to get outcomes in family law cases that are not possible under the law, and the state Bar and judges like Ryan, Lucas, Towery , Zayner, Woodhouse, Folan, Emede and Grilli have violated their obligations under the law to report lawyers like Baugh.
Other family law enterprises ripe for RICO include cases that use Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Dorcy Pruter, Dr. Childress, Dr. Randy Rand, Valerie Houghton, Leslie Packer, John Orlando, Michael Sullivan, Ken Perlmutter , Phil Stahl, Susan Stahl and Teri Johnson. When combined with unethical CPAs like James Butera , Michael Thompson, Sally White, Donald Glenn and David Barcklay, who have worked alongside family lawyers in divorces where custody can be created into a huge dispute, these lawyers and so called experts appear willing to break laws, act negligently and commit fraud on courts that results in sending one spouse to jail, taking property from innocent spouses and sending children to be exclusively raised by child abusers and alcoholics, conduct that has become intolerable for the public.
The State Bar has been slow to protect the public from crooked family law attorneys, ignoring the vast majority of viable State Bar complaints, and using funds intended to prosecute bad lawyers to drink and hold parties where family law lawyers are celebrated as the new high earners in a profession that once dismissed these same lawyers as modern- day – ambulance chasers.
Recently the State Bar disbarred two lawyers , Jill Easter and her husband Kent. It took years and felony convictions to disbar these two crooked lawyers, who were willing to plant drugs on a victim in an effort to imprison an innocent victim, simply to get a litigation advantage in court. The conduct of lawyers like this is criminal. Violations of penal codes , that district attorneys like Mark Peterson, Tony Rackauckas and Jeff Rosen have ignored for years.
If Lawyers like the Easters can be jailed and disbarred for planting drugs on innocent litigants , what should happen to the lawyers who lie and misuse their status as officers of the court to jail and rob opposing parties of their children and their property in simple divorce cases?
#Jail4DebraCrawford #Jail4BradBaugh #Jail4KeriEvilsizor #Jail4NancyPerkovich #Jail4TomTuttle #Jail4PaulaSalinger #Jail4TomTuttle #Jail4MarilynMoreno #Jail4KatherineDorset #Jail4ValerieHoughton #Jail4JohnKesecker #Jail4DanielCantrell #Jail4RonaldPeck #Jail4StaceyStevens #Jail4WalterHammon #Jail4JeffRosen
All, hashtags floating around the internet- as public pressure and social media noise continues to mount over unethical family lawyers using divorce cases to earn fees through criminal conduct.
Much of the blame for what family law has become rests on the shoulders of California judges, all who seem to turn a blind eye to fraud and attorney misconduct such that it has become so woven into our legal system that it will be impossible to flush out until lawyers are jailed and stripped of their income and property , being held accountable for how they have harmed so many innocent families and children while earning millions in fees.
Maybe seeing the lawyers and other family court crooks served with RICO complaints during upscale events like Danville’s Concours D’Elegance, will finally shock judges into doing their jobs. And maybe the State Bar will finally do its job and disbar these crooked family lawyers.
State Bar Cursed - Still Covering Up for James Towery
San Francisco, CA September 13, 2017- State Bar Employees tried to contain an out of control dumpster fire after Vanessa Houlton tried to burn evidence related to the Bar's improper release of social security numbers, home addresses and confidential information of private citizens and sitting Superior Court Judges.
Ironically, as can be seen in the Bar's own email noted above , James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar was among the victims of the Bar's wreckless handling of private and confidential information. Towery appears to be the only victim who was directly called by the Bar. Other victims have had their personal information released by the Bar, as early as 2015 , but have never been contacted or informed their private information had been compromised.
Several victims claim to have experienced fraud and identity theft ever since providing personal and confidential information to the Bar when complaining about attorney misconduct.
In addition to compromising private and confidential information of persons and businesses victimized by bad lawyers. The State Bar also appears to have released internal emails that show employees of the Bar attempted to commit fraud on the State Auditor , Elaine Howle during a 2015 audit.
Since James Towery was Chief Trail Counsel at the Bar from 2010 -2011, policies and procedures appear to have been in place that allowed lawyers to continue to harm the public. As far back as 2010 , the Bar has reportedly hired thugs to stalk, harass and intimidate people who have filed complaints against California lawyers .
Employees and lawyers at the Bar are additionally aware of millions of dollars bad lawyers have stolen through trust account abuse, which the Bar never investigated or prosecuted. Bar staff are also reported to have pressured prosecutors in Santa Clara , Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento and Orange County to ignore judge and lawyer crimes, in return for immunity from investigations of DA offices.
The Bar also appears to have tried to conceal that James Towery never lawfully reported his financial interests on his form 700. One Bar employee reports the Bar's top brass told employees not to worry about Towery's failure to lawfully disclose as he acted in the Bar's most powerful position, and where he was later appointed to the Santa Clara County bench by Governor Brown in 2011.
A private investigation of Towery's finances obtained after the Bar released his home address and social security number shows an alarming connection to lawyers whose complaints were buried and ignored by the Bar, including complaints against:
James Mc Manis
Lynne Yates- Carter
Karen Sinunu Towery
Firms that were found to be overcharging clients included Towery's former firm; Hoge Fenton, which later became Hoge Keller, and which appears to be involved in fraud , tax evasion , mail fraud and activity that connects attorney Bradford Baugh to RICO activity involving Facebook, Dole Food Company, Tanimura and Antle, Incotec, California Seed Production, California Seeds, Pacific Valley Bank and other big California ag companies in the Salinas valley, where Towery continues to draw income and kickbacks in addition to income he earns from tax payers as a judge in Santa Clara County Family Court.
Additionally, Towery's expense reports confirm allegations that Towery used his time employed with the Bar to engage in illicit sexual relationships, with Bar employees, and with victims of attorney crimes.
Towery was additionally reported to have obtained sexual favors as a kickback , after helping crooked and corrupt lawyers get out of Bar complaints. Nat Hales, an attorney whom Towery intervened on a complaint that allowed Hales to get out of stealing over $100,000 from a child support account. Hales reportedly sent his former mistress, "Bunny", to provide sex acts for Towery, as Towery's wife was out fundraising for the Santa Clara University Innocent Project. Towery later assured additional funds for his wife's pet project came from State Bar membership dues, and donations .
Most insidious is Towery's misconduct in harming children as he deprived children of lawful child support payments while he worked to protect lawyers who are outright criminals.
UPDATE : 9-13-2017 Long Beach - First Amendment and Brit Brown and Facebook Parents Win - Dorcy Pruter Loses- Family Courts Burn Pruter Files
They are relentless, unscrupulous, unethical , and they are using the California Courts like Bullies use a playground to abuse, harass and stalk innocent children.
On September 12, 2017 Katherine Dorest and Debra Crawford Annis emerged from a Monterey Courthouse gloating over having obtained a civil contempt order against Crawford's former client.
Dorest and Crawford Annis were seen in the court acting like a bunch of Mean Girls, not licensed attorneys. What makes the conduct of Dorest and Crawford so insidious, is that for over 8 years the two have set a booby trap for Crawford's former client after Crawford married her former client's husband and Dorest represented him.
Court files show that Dorest and Crawford colluded to harass Julie Law through financial depravation, emotional distress and stalking as Ms. Law merely sought to assure her former husband supported his children and complied with family court orders.
Ms Law, who claimed to have nothing more than a traffic ticket since 1978 has been pitted against two venomous women who have continually attacked Ms. Law, for the past 10 years, as they tried to conceal Dr. Annis' former felony and abuse that Law had endured for many years.
The motive for Crawford and Dorest? Attorney fees and assuring termination of Ms. Law's spousal support which would provide Debra Crawford Annis with a windfall larger than any attorney fee award.
Dorcy Pruter is another woman who is preying on family court litigants and their children. Ms. Pruter is associated with Dr. Randy Rand , a man known for preying on divorce litigants and imposing the sham of reunification camps, and court ordered supervised visits, that typically serve to steal children from innocent and loving parents.
Pruter and Rand work together to assure children are court ordered to live with abusive parents who pay Ms. Pruter and a host of phony scam artist "experts", routinely used in family law cases where private judges and money run rampant., and where civil contempt, DVROs and vexatious litigant designations are dolled out to justify stealing and abusing children.
Pruter, upset that court watchers and people associated with speaking out against Pruter's so called " co-parenting institute" , has attempted to file a Civil Restraining Order against Brit Brown, for anonymous blogs and Facebook groups that Pruter failed to identify when she filed her frivolous claims in civil court.
The rate at which California's judges are granting DVRO's and civil restating orders is alarming. Ms. Crawford Annis earned $750 for the Monterey Courts by bringing a contempt matter against her former client, as that client lived in another state and had not done anything since early 2017.
Crawford Annis also appears to be routinely attempting to harass members of the press or any lawyer or member of the public who attempts to bring transparency to what is certainly moral turpitude.
Not one Judge in Monterey County felt it worth noting that Ms. Law lived out of state and was formerly represented by Crawford. whom Law alleges obstructs her mail and child support payments. Nor did one Monterey County judge think Canon 3 really meant reporting Ms. Crawford to the State Bar.
On September 13, 2017 , all eyes will be on Dorcy Pruter, including the children Pruter kept from good parents, by locking innocent children in hotels and depriving them of sleep and food where "experts " like Pruter engaged in brainwashing,until the children agreed to visitation with abusive parents.
The State Bar's role in letting lawyers like Dorest and Crawford continue to harm the public is suddenly becoming very important as CJP director , Victoria Henley . and State Bar leader, Vanessa Holton, bail from the judge and lawyer watchdog agencies, leaving them worse than when they were paid and charged to clean them up.
Google Divorce: Judges, Lawyers and Forensic CPAs Laundering Money through Homes Sold in Family Court Cases
The "Google Divorce" attracted every two-bit crook in California who wanted to get a piece of the action after Google founder Sergy Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki separated in 2013. The Google power couple filed their final divorce papers in 2015 and Silicon Valley lawyers, judges and CPA's were intoxicated by the money that flowed from two Silicon Valley moguls parting ways in divorce court.
After 8 years of a marriage, ending with more than an appearance of infidelity, Brin 's wife , Anne Wojciciki, may have been more interested in just getting out of her marriage with Sergy Berin, than worrying if forensic CPAs properly calculated her fair share of community property.
Divorce cases in California have shown an increasing involvement of custody experts, and forensic accountants , many of whom appear willing to lie as a matter of routine (mostly to get billionaires out of paying child support and equally dividing community property estates) and to do the job our laws expect judges to do.
In Silicon Valley, divorces are now worth billions and lawyers like Brad Baugh of Los Altos, Nat Hales in San Jose, Nancy Perkovich and Charlotte Keely of Sacramento, Tom Tuttle of Orange County and Bob Blevans of Napa, San Francisco, Solano and Contra Costa, are closely connected to unscrupulous CPAs , custody experts and others willing to lie in courts and help one spouse achieve a "Winner Take All " result.
Baugh and Keeley have been seen handing cash to court clerks, and judges , where a Code of Silence has allowed the state's family courts to run rampant with mafia like conduct that is stealing our children's futures and retirement nest egg.
Investigators have revealed CPAs James Butera, Drew Hunt , Jeff Stagner and Charlie Burak have been working in California divorce cases where they often fail to repot tax fraud , tax evasion and theft , while being highly paid by the litigant engaging in unlawful and criminal conduct.
Butera, who has had multiple complaints filed with the Board of Accountancy, recently informed the CBA that he consistently refuses to look at credit cards or cash payments when he is involved in divorce litigation. Butera, who spends over 70% of his professional time in litigation, has routinely assisted wealthy men hide money from their former wives and children , earning him upward of $500,000 working on a single middle class divorce case.
Judges also appear to be benefiting from Butera's misconduct where Butera works with a small group of lawyers, experts and accountants willing to bend the rules, and break the law to shift money over to family law judges as part of a "Golden Parachute Retirement Package" , in return for favorable rulings including fee awards and payments.
Mafia like conduct alive and well in California's family courts robs tax payers , clogs the courts and keeps lawyers fighting where they, and crooked experts , earn more money.
As Wojciciki and Brin settled their affairs quickly, their divorce showed other Silicon Valley divorce cases containing businesses and houses are being so grossly mismanaged in Silicon Valley divorce cases, that alarming amounts of money are being shifted out of the courts and community property estates to private judges, referees and special masters, accountants and a select group of unscrupulous lawyers. Kickbacks, bribes and cash payments not recorded in billing statements or contained on 700 disclosure forms have been uncovered by a small and persistent group of investigators and reporters. The trail of corruption leads right to the family court bench.
So how are they doing it ?
Some lawyers shamelessly hand over cash to court reporters and judges. The cash is often delivered in plain sight, concealed in envelopes that most presume are orders, transcripts or other business of the court. One litigant described hearing Charlotte Keeley tell a client that for $5000 in cash, the judge would be wiling to assure a favorable custody ruling. Brad Baugh delivers cash directly to the offices of lawyers he trades private judgeships and minors counsel appointments with, keeping wealthy clients and crooked gold diggers off the radar of the IRS and Department of Child Support Services.
Court reporters and court clerks Stephanie Estes, Kris Tresdidder, Karla Jackson, Kris Case, and Karla Jackson are in on the game too; accepting cash and "prepayments " for transcripts which is never reported by lawyers like Brad Baugh, keeping that income off the IRS and DCSS radar too.
As the banking industry was forced to tightened their grip on money flowing in and out of financial institutions, and EDD cracked down on independent contractor payments, attempting to better track cash for child support collection purposes, a select few have found the new cash cow loophole in California divorce cases.
Undercover investigations also show how judges including , David Weinberg , Mary Ann Grilli, James Stewart, James Towery, Stuart Scott, Peter McBrein , Matthew Gary and private judges, and minor's counsel who are licensed attorneys , including Nancy Perkovich, Bradford Baugh, Paula Salinger, Marilyn Moreno, Lynne Yates- Carter, Tracy Duell-Cazes, Debra Crawford, Keri Evilsizor, James Cox, Richard Roggia. Nat Hales, Bob Blevans, Tom Tuttle and Diana Richmond have networks of CPAs court reporters and custody experts who have established networks of criminals that act like mafia groups in California's divorce court. Courts where there are large community property estates , such as those found in Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Napa, Orange County and San Diego are the most susceptible.
Business expense accounts are also fair game to generate cash in a divorce case. Businesses paying expense reimbursement often do so where they are not required to report the payments as income. Cash taken by cashing expense checks is often pocketed by a party looking to hide income, or pay judges and others to get favorable outcomes in a divorce, all off the IRS radar.
Family Court judges make about $180.000 a year, and few have other household income . Yet, family court judges, showing little on their mandatory 700 disclosure forms, appear to be living large in Silicon Valley. Investigators have been tracking the cash and phone records and a recent revealing of social security numbers and home addresses by the State Bar and Equifax have allowed investigators to find where judges are hiding the illegal money they taken while acting in divorce cases.
Family court judges also appear to be concealing their assets by placing pricy real estate into trust accounts, or another family member's name. Additionally judges appear to be making private agreements with law firms, where payments and kickbacks are deferred to a time when the judge leaves the bench and is no longer obligated to public disclosures.
A background check and financial investigation of James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar was run after the Bar released Towery's social security number and home address in a Public Record request. The investigation appears to indicate that Towery, now a judge in Santa Clara County family court, has been cheating on his mandatory disclosure statements , his expense accounts and his taxes while gobbling up real estate , and cash , using his position as a California judge to do so .
James Towery has been stealing millions from Santa Clara County parents, children and tax payers while failing to address attorney misconduct of Silicon Valley lawyers like James McManis, Lisa Herrick, Bradford Baugh, Nat Hales, James Cox, Richard Roggia, Valerie Tarvin, Leah Amani, Bill Dok, Walter Hammon, Matt Erickson, Mark Erickson , Heather Allan, Jeff Rosen, Steve Wagstaff, James McManis, Nancy Perkovich , Elise Mitchell, Charlotte Keeley, Diana Richmond, Catherine Gallagher and Debra Crawford, all who had complaints against them for attorney misconduct when Towery was top gun at the State Bar. Complaints that disappeared and failed to protect the public.
Sacramento judge Peter J. Mc Brein appears to be a crook as well, a forensic investigation of his disclosure forms and financial investigation shows he has earned millions in real estate while he acted as a superior court judge. Math that doesn't add up.
In Orange County private Jude David Weinberg tops the crooked judge list , where Weinberg is said to make millions a year in private judging, like was needed in the Google Divorce, while Weinberg has quietly built up over $40,000,000 in real estate holdings. Weinberg is also reported to be paying cash bribes to the new Orange County CEO , David Yamasaki.
Yamasaki has been revealed as the king pin to divorce court corruption in all of California. Yamasaki has been highly decorated by California's Juicily Council for obtaining federal grants and building new family court houses, but it now appears that Yamasaki obtained those awards and advanced through the court's political landscape greasing palms of state legislatures and hiding secrets of the dirty judges acting in cases like the Google divorce and all the other Silicon Valley lawsuits filed by Apple, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay , and PayPal . Ironically, it may have been the Google Divorce that led to the discovery of court corruption in California's Courts.
WARNING- WARNING -WARNING: Security Breaches Expose Private Offices of Lawyers Brad Baugh, Debra Crawford, Mark Erickson, Elise Mitchell, Tom Tuttle, Bob Blevans, Richard Roggia, Valerie Tarvin, Nat Hales, Walter Hammon, Rebekah Frye, Nancy Perkovich and David Weinberg- Documents Leaked. Secret Files Expose Cash Bribes to Judges. Confidential Emails Leaked. Private Social Security Numbers and Confidential Files have been COMPROMISED. (photo at left - Unsecured files in offices of Bradford Baugh)
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017- CALIFORIA STATE BAR HAS AMITTED to releasing private information, social security numbers and information claimed to be confidential and protected by litigation privilege that exposes hundreds of lawyers, private citizens and businesses to harm. The Bar has not reported the release as required by law.
At the same time The Bar exposes private citizens, family law attorney Brad Baugh's offices have been compromised and his email servers exposed and private information and files in cases where Mr. Baugh acted as a private judge, minors counsel and nefarious family law lawyer has resulted in massive leaks compromising confidential information of Silicon Valley's largest community property estates and tech firms. Litigants involved in the Wahl, Garbe, Cheriton, Bassi , Brooks, Woodward, Lynch, Berg and Burch cases are reported to be attempting to determine how Mr. Baugh's negligence has harmed them .
Private citizens who have been secretly recording Kangaroo Courts held by private judges, referees and unscrupulous lawyers in cases involving David Weinberg, Tom Tuttle, Valerie Houghton, Bradford Baugh, Richard Roggia, James McManis, Marilyn Mereno, Hector Mereno, Robert Allard, Rebekah Frye, Walter Hammon, Elise Mitchell, Mark Erickson, Robert Allard, James Mc Manis, Lisa Herrick, Nat Hales, James Cox, Nancy Perkovich, Bob Blevans and Diana Richmond show that lawyers in the State of California have been stealing children, community property and child support funds while paying cash bribes to superior court family law judges, custody experts and accountants in order to buy verdicts and outcomes in divorce and custody cases.
Five years of secret interviews, leaked files and court records that were concealed by dirty lawyers, custody experts and CPAs are being sent to ABC News, NBC Investigative reporters and will be covered in the first ever print and online new source - Ex Parte.
Stories of children like Emilee being taken from her protective mother and men who were robbed of their children for no reason other than greed and corruption will be exposed.
Good court reporters, court clerks and litigants who are sickened by what the legal system has imposed on families and children have risen up and persisted to get these stories told.
Business men and women who have had their businesses threatened by private and superior court family law judges operating mafia like rings of lawyers and judges who pocket $10,000 for fees to do nothing while earning over $500,000 to get families divorced are being exposed and blamed for pressure on watchdog agencies including the State Bar and Commission on Judicial Performance.
For over 30 years parents have been picketing courthouses, blogging and sending desperate pleas for help to police officers, lawyers, judges, senators, congress, and reporters. Their pleas have been ignored and a Code of Silence has kept the public in the dark. Until now.
For the past five years a small group of court reform advocates have been complaining to California's State Bar, exposing the impotent Commission on Judicial Performance and sending stories to mainstream press outlets.
Investigative reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times and Washington Post, ABC, NBC and Fox News are now listening will run investigative series covering Family Courts. Ex Parte Media, a new print and online media source, will focus entirely on family court issues, and begins publishing in October 2017.
Remember to thank the press outlets covering these issues, and if you are able , send support to Ex Parte Media to help with this bold new project that can truly help expose the impact the Family Court Crisis has on society.
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State Bar Leader Bites the Dust After Cover- Up
Russia, Clinton Emails, Isis and now California's State Bar. Hackers may truly be responsible for changing the world and many Silicon Valley Hackers are now turning to clean up California's Courts.
Confidential State Bar communications indicate that dating back to 2014, State Bar employees and contractors; Braulio Munoz, Gregory Dresser, Sherrie Mc Letchie , Lori Wallerstein and James Towery, willfully engaged in misconduct at the State Bar that compromised the private and confidential records of private citizens who filed complaints against attorneys, including the social security numbers and home addresses of individuals who attempted to complaint about unethical lawyers.
Rindskopf, the Bar's latest leader to flee the rapidly deteriorating lawyer watchdog agency, is reportedly aware the Bar released the private social security numbers, home addresses , IRS information, credit card and banking records of private citizens who sought to address bad attorneys, and that the State Bar never notified these individuals of the release.
Emails and notes obtained by members of Silicon Valley's most elite hackers show that Rindskopf has told those closest to her that she is leaving the State Bar after only two years, before a hurricane of investigations results in indictments and criminal charges for many past and present employees, lawyers and judges.
Some of the records leaked to the press from Anonymous indicate that the Bar repeatedly covered up attorney misconduct and ignored clear and convincing evidence that showed former Chief Trial Counsel James Towery threw Joe Dunn under the bus when Dunn refused Towery's request to cease investigating lawyers in Santa Clara County, where Towery was appointed as a judge following his departure from the Bar.
State Bar Compliant files also show that the state's legal system has become outright corrupt , as it has allowed large law firms and individual lawyers off the disclosure hook, while judges award these same unethical firms and lawyers millions in sanctions and fees awards every year.
The records obtained also show that James Towery failed to make lawful disclosures himself, while working at the State Bar, and while acting as a judge in Santa Clara County. Towery's former law firm , Hoge and Fenton, is reported to have essentially bought the employment position for their partner , which in return promised "protection " for Hoge Fenton lawyers, and lawyers inside the Santa Clara County prosecutor's office, where Towery's wife was employed. Additionally problematic was the fact that Towery and his wife, Karen Sinunu Towery saw to it that millions of State Bar grants went to fund questionable non profits and programs associated with Santa Clara County University's law programs.
Bar communications also show that Rindskopf is extremely worried about Hayward v. Superior court. Rindskopf privately admitted, the Bar clearly first ignored a complaint against Nancy Perkovich before the Hayward case was decided, and is now scrambling to discipline Perkovich, who is facing a civil suit for driving one divorce case to incur over $3,000,000 in fees where Perkovich did nothing for the millions she charged in attorney fees and costs.
The Hayward case indicates that orders made by attorneys acting as private judges could mean the voiding of orders in thousands of California divorce cases, but also the voiding of the orders that were related to the formation of Facebook, which could be problematic for Facebook shareholders all over the world.
The Hayward case could additionally entangle attorneys who acted as private judges, or minor's counsel, in divorce and large complex civil litigation matters, where lawyers like; Perkovich, Richmond, Hales, Cox, Crawford, Nat Hales, , Robert Blevans, Richard Roggia, Brad Baugh, Valerie Houghton, Tom Tuttle, Seastrom and Hammon have been known to be making millions off creating misery of divorce litigants as these unscrupulous lawyers have made billions of California divorce, probate and custody cases.
For employees, shareholders and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, the issues in Santa Clara County family courts may be far more important then they once believed.
State Bar memos indicate that Jim Towery pressured employees to bury complaints that would have shown fraud and outright criminal conduct that could land , now judge, James Towery, right in jail based on his involvement in Mark Zuckerberg's lawsuit with the Winklevosses, that ultimately got Facebook anchored in California.
The use of Facebook in legal matters has become an increasing matter of public interest. In family courts judges are using Facebook to hold mothers and fathers in contempt of court after they are stalked on Facebook by their ex spouse and on (www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202796261138/Judges-Facebook-Friendship-With-Attorney-Doesnt-Require-Recusal-Court-Rules) , August 23, 2017, a Florida's Supreme Court just ruled that a Judge "friending " a lawyer on Facebook does not require recusal from cases where that lawyer appears before her. Many litigants now believe that makes Facebook fair game to stalk judges and lawyers for information to use against them when filling complaints and reporting judge crimes.
California's State Bar misusing personal information of private people who file complaints against unethical lawyers must be addressed urgently by the state's legislature.
State Bar records, obtained by a core group of elite Hackers in Silicon Valley, show that judges in Santa Clara, Sacramento and Contra Costa and Orange Counties regularly refused discipline attorney misconduct over the past 30 years, as Canon 3 of California's Judicial Code of Ethics makes mandatory, and the judicial failures have now seeped into the state's attorney discipline agencies, in a manner that allows corruption to flourish in the state's courts.
Members of the Public who filed complaints against an attorney and provided the Bar with records, or information, that contained social security numbers, bank account numbers or IRS information, are advised to contact : email@example.com to see if your personal information is in the records the Bar has carelessly disseminated to the public when handling complaints about attorney misconduct.
Insiders close to President Trump admit that Trump went Rogue and against all advice when he pardoned Sherriff Joe Arpaio. The most surprising aftermath of the Trump Pardon has been a reported flood from California's Family Court victims who are begging Trump to "Drain the Swamp" of family court judges.
Letters being sent to Trump reportedly chronicle horrific stories about what has been happening to families in California's family law divorce, probate and custody cases.
Since family law cases are always heard by a judge, without a jury, they are prone to being influenced by bad judges, bankrupt county courts, and a crony network that serves a select few "insiders" .
The highest number of complaints appears to be coming from Santa Clara and Orange Counties where the presiding judges are also being reported for failing to manage the entire family law division in their counties. Sacramento and Contra Costa are coming in tied for a close second.
Letters describe how bad judges are taking children from primary caregivers, and how children are losing their futures based on the money certain judges allow to be spent on an endless stream of custody evaluators, CPAs, and other " experts" , until it is all gone, leaving children and their parents broke.
Stories of protective mothers on supervised visitation with their own children and parents with no history of mental illness or violence being ordered by California judges , not to speak about their case is essentially gaging Free speech into suppression where family courts are concerned. .
Heart wrenching letters to the press and Trump describe good dads being kept from their children while being imputed with impossible support orders that ultimately land them in jail , and render them unemployed.
Men and women across the country appear to be describing how family court judges are finding a historically high number of family law litigants guilty of domestic violence, often for non- violent crimes , after they try to speak up about real abusers.
Frustrated litigants, described as " disgruntled" by California Judges and state watchdogs, have flooded Trump with complaints against Santa Clara County Judges Towery, Persky. Chiarello, Lie Scott, Greenwood and Lucas in particular. Complaints from Santa Clara County have reportedly captured Trump's attention, perhaps due in part to Santa Clara County filing federal law suits to block Trump's immigration policies.
Trump has reportedly put Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, and other District Attorneys who have ignored perjury, fraud and corruption in family law cases, on notice.
Also reportedly on the list, and being scouted by those loyal to Trump, are family law judges from Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Marin and Orange Counties, where the district attorneys have been asleep at the wheel and where Trump is reportedly directing the Attorney General's Office to investigate misuse of federal funds with the intent of bankrupting anti- Trump counties and legal systems.
Adding to the "worry " Trump poses to California's judiciary, courts managers have recently admitted to huge violations of Due Process where family court litigants have been denied fair hearings based on attorney , court reporter and judicial misconduct, as well as courts improperly charging fees related to court transcripts, and filing fees in divorce and custody cases.
Judges like James Towery, appointed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, are reportedly very nervous. Towery , who dates back to connections at the State Bar has apparently been being investigated by Trump supporters for some time. Those supporters recently uncovered scandalous affairs James Towery had with other State Bar employees, where Towery and his female colleagues reportedly used State Bar expense acocunts to carry out their sexual relationships, while on the job. Several anonymous sources claim Towery had affairs with State Bar female employees and members, " regularly", and while traveling and staying at in international locations including the exclusive Fairmont Hotel in Canada's British Columbia. The investigation has landed now "judge' Towery in hot water for misuse of government funds during his employment at the State Bar. An investigation that can expose many more of the State Bar's secrets and that makes members of California's State Bar low hanging fruit for Trump and his army of favored lawyers.
Trump "Draining the Swamp " on California's judiciary is a long overdue promise that family court victims reportedly hope Trump will follow up on. Sherriff Joe may have opened the door for Pardons in Family Court while Judges are left to answer for their crimes against family law litigants and their children.
Few will notice that exactly a year after Joe Sweeney was put in a Richmond jail (two days after publishing a report that got an audit of the agency that disciplines California Judges audited), the San Francisco Chronicle's Editorial Board, in a bold and unprecedented move, has published harsh words for the state agency that is failing to protect the public from bad judges..
Joe, like so many other family court victims, had merely been posting online about the gross unfairness in his divorce, where he faced an army of lawyers, and where he was designated with domestic violence. A judge deemed blogging on line and using papers in a public court file worth of jail.
Jail, lost houses, stolen children, Joe is far from alone where unfairness in family courts is being exposed and people are facing retaliation from judges, the most powerful individuals in the state. . Each day thousands of people reach out to the media, hoping someone will finally expose what is going on in California's Family Courts.
On August 17, 2017 a San Francisco court was filled with the usual parents and activists who have been calling for judicial reform for decades, but this time, and for the first time , they were joined by the public , who attended through the eyes of the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC News and Investigative reporters. Also in the audience where social media icons like Cathy Cohen, Sue Bee and members of Jane and John Q Public who have rallied social media groups, mothers, fathers and grandparents from all over the world to bring attention to California's Family Courts.
Today, in simple divorces, Silicon Valley houses and businesses have become quite lucrative , and have become the cash cow of the financially bankrupt court system. Litigants also report that rather than simply and equitably dividing community property, many judges are applying $100.000 or more to lawyers on one side , while additionally appointing custody evaluators, realtors, CPAs and referees to those same matters,
People who instinctively speak out about the appearance of injustice in family law cases face the greatest retaliation of all, often having their children taken. without lawful reasons .
In addition to trying to silence those who speak out against judges by sealing complaints, judges themselves often issue orders that prevent people from speaking out on Facebook or event brought complaints to local county agencies. See order of Solano County Judge Carrianger below. Judge James Towery has issued orders restraining litigants from filing complaints with the State Bar, IRS and FBI to conceal his misconduct.
Lawyers who file complaints against judges, or who attempt to disqualify a judge from a case where a judge may have a financial benefit in an outcome , or where the judge is clearly biased , often face huge financial consequences, as judges make sure that lawyer is never paid equal to what other lawyers who don't complain are paid. Court files up and down the state show that judges who face complaints themselves have failed to report attorney misconduct.
Additionally, Public Records Requests have revealed that nearly 95% of the state's judges also appear to have failed to fully report financial interests they may have in a case, where the judges then fail to recuse themselves, denying litigants fair and impartial hearings.
Q is glad to welcome the San Francisco Chronicle to the party aimed at removing bad judges, we hope more media outlets will follow suit.
See Chronicle story here: www.sfgate.com/news/article/Editorial-Judicial-watchdog-shouldn-t-escape-11956864.php
Judges Issue Self- Serving Gag Orders