Children dragged through family court during their parents' divorce are reporting horrific abuses in what can only be described as the next Kids for Cash scandal. While the PA Kids for Cash scam was centered around the criminal courts and judges getting kickbacks for sending kids to private prisions where they held a financial interest, this scam involves family court where cusotdy evalutors, supervised visitation centers and reunificaiton camps rack in billons that is kicked back to public judges, private judges and custody evaluators who hold PhDs.
At the center of the scam are camps and reunificaiton therapists being court appointed in middle class and high asset divorce cases. In these cases, parents are ordered to send their children to ' reunite " with a parent who claims to have been alienated by a former spouse. Rarely do these claims hold true, but they are designed by lawyers and judges associated with the AFCC to open the flow of money to court appointed Phds and attorneys who are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for what is effectively junk science. All in the name of the best interests of the child.
Grooming for the kickback scheme starts with a wealthier spouse hiring an attorney invovled in the scam who is willing to claim an opposing parent is engaging in parental alienation. This simple phrase triggers corruption where judges getting indirect kickbacks or the promise of future employment to strip custody from one parent on just that allegation. What follows is court ordered supervision for the parent subject to the false allegations, court appointments of therapists , custody experts , minors counsel and private judges. There are even court orders to read books printed by members the AFCC, an organization closely tied to the scandal.
Children subject to the scammers report abuses that include being sent to Overcoming Barriers , or Family Bridges, where they are forced to spend overnigths with a parent reasonbly known to be abusing them. One young woman reported being kept in a hot car and hotel without food or water until she would agree to live with her father whom she had tried to report for abusing her.
One such example is Matthew Sullivan, Phd. who is reguallry appointed in Silicon Valley divorce cases, and who holds a board seat on Overcoming Bridges with his wife, and private judge Sherry Cassedy. Also on the board is Marjorie Slabach, a former San Francisco Superior Court Judge who has been engaged in Silicon Valley divorce cases as a private judge. Slabach is known to collude with attorneys and doctors in San Franscisco in a manner consistent with sex trafficking.
Marjorie Slaubach reportedly colluded with attorney Nancy Nugent in the divorce case of Dr. John Jemerin where the mother was stripped of cusotdy consistent with the scam.
Private judging is when lawyers dupe clients into using an attorney to be their judge. In these cases one parent is often completely stripped of cusotdy and the children are left broken as the court seperates them from a loving parent on sheer allegations that put the kids into a sytem with years of payments to superviors, therapists and bogus camps under the appearance of legitimate operations.
BJ Fadem a transgender man is regularly court appointed as an attorney for children and as a private judge. In his cases children are reporting being pressured to " explore" their sexual options,where children are far too young to be thinking about sex. It is grooming consistent with sex trafficking . Fadem has reportedly been pressuring young girls to claim they are boys and is known to threaten children to keep from being reported by telling the kids they " won't be believed" , and the court will do worse if they speak up.
Sherrol Cassedy is the wife of Matthew Sullivan and regularly obtains reciprocal private judge appointments with Valerie Travin and Michael Smith where Michael Kerner and Valerie Hougthon are court appointed as " custody evaluators". Kerner is known to collude with minor's counsel and issues reports that are not based on the facts of a case, but to obtain orders that benefits the enterprise.
Private judges and minor's counsel run in packs, or gangs. They all follow the same patterns. Reports that cost parents hundreds of thousands of dollars are prewritten by members of the AFCC, or private businesses providing kickbacks to public and private judges, and all the corrupt mobsters have to do is fill in the names and case numbers.
According to a whistleblower highly connected inside the state bar, a flood of complaints have been buried that reported horrific abuses arising from lawyers appointed to act as attorneys for children during their a divorce or custody disputes. Attorney notes, emails, and client files and what appear to be accounting records for attorneys keeping second sets of books intially released by Elise Mitchell, show how the scheme works.
" It is all about immunity for the lawyers", the source noted, The judges allow attorneys to break the law, and without a judge referral or court order, the bar will take no action against an attorney. Immunity is obtained by attorneys who are appointed by the court, or who act as pro tems in settlement conferences. " Parents who are told these attorneys are neutral have no idea of wha they are capable of doing to them and their children."
Family law attorneys acting in divorce and probate cases are a small and closely knit group. Some become judges, others know the dance of pro tem attorneys and minor's counsel appointments that keep money flowing not only from families, but from the courts and taxpayers through local government payments.
The lawyers determine early on , which parent will win " full cusotdy" , and which parent will be bankrupted, emotionally and financially. The scheme provides for lawyers appointed to represent children to bill $20,000/ yr. and tack on costs to benefit others in their network. These appointments never resolve the conflict, they just keep the lawyer paid until the child turns 18. Hearing after continued hearing means more payments to what clearly is a criminal enterprise openly operating in family courts.
Divorce lawyers with close ties to police are able to whip out orders that if " violated" add in contempt , or criminal prosecution, making $10-20,000 for lawyers specialzing in criminal defense and family law that parents will have to pay just to defend.
Unlicensed " supervision montiors" charge $50- 100 / hr. , depending on the area. So a lawyer representing children can recommed a parent be placed on supervision with their own children for 5 -10 hours a week and that brings as much as $1000/hr. to unlicensed and unregualted businesses where many lawyers, and judges have undislosed financial interests.
Supervised vistation allows for one spouse to get more in child support based on cusotdy laws. Merely by alleging domestice violence , or child abuse, a complaining parent with the right connections, is able to use the court sytem to convert the share of a former spouse to the pocket's of minor's counsel , random" supervisors, cusotdy evaluators and other experts who outside of court are heavy drinkers, abusers and immoral people themselves. " It is called the Silver Bullet" the first lawyer to get a client to claim domestic violence or abuse, wins.
Most troubling has been the conduct of attorney BJ Fadem and Walter Hammon in Santa Clara County who are actively working to coach children to claim they wish to change gender while they are minors. In one Hammon matter, a father was compelled to pay for hormone treatments and surgical operations when his daughter was 16 . Fadem has reportedly been using appointments as a pro tem attorney, private judge and minor's counsel to coach children into claiming they want to change their gender in a manner that results in court orders issuing payments to doctors, thereapists and others in the circle. Further, it seems that transgender kids bring in big bucks, including on NFT blackmarkets where images of a child's gender transition fetches big bucks paid in the form of cryptocurrency.
Tom Hogan and Nicole Myers have been reportedly working in Sacramento, Stanislaus , Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties, to move money, illegal recordings, and secret bank accounts, and NFTs out so the country. away from a former spouse, where payment of " investment" and crytocurrency are not disclosed in a family law case. Donations to non- profits are part of the scheme as well, and attorney Julia McDowell, who reportedly resides in Sacramento, but practices in Santa Clara County, has a side hustle operating a non- profit, Demonstrate Love, where she operates in a world of NFTs and anonymous donations for a charity that moves money off shore. She is also reportedly exploring the possiblity of organ harvesting from children who are successfully separated from parents in a divorce case, whose young healthy kidneys are attracting as much as $100,000 where they can be sold as bogus art, as NFTs that are not yet regualated.
McDowell is reportedly using a network that includes attorneys Tom Hogan, Paula Salinger, Sharon Roper and Tom Tuttle to act as judge pro tems in settlement conferences in order to identify cases ripe for the scheme. After the pandemic forced hearings online, and out of the courthouses, McDowell and other licenced attorneys went to work using paralegals to illegally record court hearings and judges, In several " settlement " hearings before Judge Carol Overton, the judge was heard threatening attorneys from Hoge Fenton to destory legal careers if the lawyers did not get clients to agree with what McDowell demanded. The recording of Overton's threats reportedly brought in $1 million in blackmarket NFT payments when the recording was pitched as " art".
Accoding to a leaked recording that purports to be a conversation between attorneys Nicole Myers, Nicole Ford and Elise Mitchell, Stanislaus County diovrce attorney Tom Hogan is assisting the sceheme with dirty cops taking kickbacks to to train lawyers how to bug children and homes of parents involved in cusotdy disputes. Illegal recordings are first laundered and auctioned off in black market NFTs, as art. Lawyers working as part of the scheme instruct clients to buy the recordings in cryptocurrency so it can be they can be used in court against the other parent. Then in addtion to payments disclosed in the court proceedings, these lawyers are also instructing clients to donate to Women SV and donate love, and to political campaings of district attorneys who will not prosecute their clients, as they are in on the scam.
Divorce Lawyers Scheme and Record Clients and Paralegals
These days attorneys are recording their clients in order to fend off malpractice claims . The same lawyers are reportedly recording every move of the paralegals, secretaries and admininstrators in order to assure " loyalty" . According to one source Nicole Myers has cameras and recording devices everywhere in her office and has used them to record her own staff and her clients.
While judges announce that recording of hearings broadcasted by Zoom , Blue Jeans and Microsoft Teams is prohibited, Myers and other family law attorneys have been recording proceedings reportedly to blackmail judges and troll high asset and middle class divorce cases for private judging business opportunities.
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Russo Recordings Fetch Millions for Private Judges in Divorce Cases to Steal Children from Moms
Once known as the darling of the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, DDA Cindy Hendrickson was a self- proclaimed perfect mom. That is until her daughter dropped out of college to have a baby and was heard telling friends that her mother had been abusive and consumed with her career, neglecting the three daughters whose photos she used as political propaganda in a quest to become a family court judge charged with dealing with domestic violence and child abuse. Ironic at best. Private Judge Paralegal Margie Russo has recordings of the disgruntled daughter, which Russo uses as part of a scheme that uses anti- Semitic practices targeting Jewish mothers involved in divorce and domestic violence matters in Silicon Valley.
Henrickson was a political and social climber. She wanted to run to replace her boss, District Attorney Jeff Rosen, until she was threatend by DAO staffer Jay Boyarasky , who reminded her to stay in her place. So she waited until 2016, when she grabbed some help from Stanford Law Professor Michelle Dauber, the Metoo movement, and replaced Judge Aaron Persky on the Santa Clara County Superior Court bench on June 5, 2018 , following a recall managed by Dauber and convicted murderer Jennifer Higgins Bradanini.
Bradanini, a pill popping murderer got the same sentence for as Brock Turner was given for sexual assult in a criminal matter that ignited a recall , saw Jeff Rosen re- elected as DA, removed Judge Aaron Persky, and put Cindy Hendrickson on the family law bench, changing California courts forever.
Bradanini is known for her conenctions to family court corruption. In her own divorce case before Judge James Towery, her attonrey got her out of imputation for income and landed her full cusotdy and the Range Roover she would murder a man in a few years later.
As a mom of high school daughters, Hendrickson was eager to get appointed to San Jose's Notre Dame High School Parent's Association Board, not to work for the kids and the school, but for the networking opportunities it provided in Silicon Valley's Catholic Community. Elise Mitchell , a fellow parent, and local family law attorney reportedly worked with Henrickson to eye conflicts for high asset families who might land in family court where the assets could be converted to lawyers through a modern day domestic violence and child trafficking scheme. The two reportedly colluded to get in on divorce case rigging, where the local DA never prosecutes divorce lawyers whose clients donate to his campaign.
As a proseucutor, Hendrickson handed out honors and awards to police officers who claimed to help women vicitmized by domestic violence. She used DDA Sumerlee to bury complaints as she accepted appointment to the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Committee. There she oversaw millions in state and federal grants that never quite seemed to help the victims she supposedly served. In 2011, following her friend's own divorce, Hendrickson reportedly hatched a plan to include a Los Altos based charity where Ruth Patrick had grand television star ambitions and a desire to get in on the divorce rigging busienss. Cashing in on vicitms of domestic violence where children could be trapped in the middle of their parents' high asset divorces, Hendrickson had no problem harming children, just has her disgruntled daughter had tried to warn. Ruth Patrick had just cashed in on over $4 million in advance support payments before private JAMS judge Catherine Gallagher by making false claims of domestic violence, So if that could be done, the lawyers knew using private judges would make stealing money, homes, and children would be like taking candy from a dentist after Halloween.
Gallagher assured Ruth's Hoge Fenton legal team , Jim Towery, Phil Hammer and Natashsa Parrett favorable orders based on kickbacks Gallagher was reportedly assured from her attorneys connected to Hoge Fenton, law firms and attorneys that had cashed in on the infamous Facebook case that brought the social media giant to Silicon Valley.
During this same time Paralegal Margie Russo worked for private judge Richard Roggia, drawing in divorce cases of police officers, judges, prosecutors and union workers. These cases got her foot in the door with CalPERS where her ex husband had worked as an Iron Worker on the Golden Gate Bridge. CalPERS manages pensions for public court judges, and county workers. It is known in the legal system as the Holy Grail..
When Gallagher's husband was indicted for rigging traffic court cases with Los Gatos Police officers in 2002, he was stipped of his pension, causing the judges and lawyers in the county to rally for Gallagher and her three sons who were closely connected to Los Gatos' St. Mary's Parish and the Catholic Community.
In the Summer of 2012 Hendrickson reportedly pushed for the proseuction of William Lynch who admitted to beating a priest, Father Jerry Lindner, after Lynch had endured years of sexual abuse at the summer camp his parents had sent him too. A video of Lynch's statments was published by the San Jose Mercury on the eve of trial and when the jury acquitted, DA Rosen was enraged. Henrickson assured Rosen, the county's first Jewish DA, that proseucting vicitms would be better for his political donors and voters.
In spring of 2021 Russo went to work for private judge Michael Smith, who reportedly hired her to cook the books, and and to offer recordings made during the pandemic from law offices and Women SV. Right off the bat Russo took in cash and cryptocurrency as Smith's private judge business was thriving.
According to Roggia's former clients, Russo is known as the RICO Bookkeeper of Silicon Valley, with some kind of immunity Judge Hendrickson and DA Rosen have afforded her. Her association to paralegals, clerks and low level workers has served as a network that allows millons of dollars in real estate, pensions, and stock options to pass to an enterprise shadowing the courts and creating purchased judge orders as an effort to legitimize the criminal activity. Russo taught Annie Fortino's paralegal, Melissa Tamayo how to to move money that could conceal trafficking crimes, and how to lift financial data off radar of the SEC . Fortino's husband Tim Fortino , manages the Edward Jones office in Gilroy, where Tamayo works swing shift and under the table with free rent and cash payroll.
Russo taught custody evaluator Michael Kerner's " assistant" , Toni Lama - Raad, how to write reports that would get the highest dollar from parents wanting to assure a fix on custody or DV orders. She taught Jessica Quinonez from the Kennedy Myers firm how to get lawyers paid in cryptocurrency accounts that stayed off the IRS radar and laundered money to attorney trust accounts.
Russo taught lawyers how to get unions to pay attorney fee bills, by working with revolving staff of Elise Mitchell and Mark Erickson's paralegal, Lisa Mori , when the two represented a high profile domestic violence case involving a 49er, whose union dues paid Erickson's fees and the mother's fees were also paid by the union when Cindy Hendrickson got Eric Geffon to consult on the case, and lie to the media to save the 49ers face.
According to recordings held by Russo, she has built an army of police and prosecutors all on the take, willing to arrest and prosecute divorcing spouses in order to convert money to the private judge enterprise where judges are counterfeited, orders are bought and rigging divorce cases, cooking the books and cooking the books for judge bribes is just another day at work.
Russo Recordings Reveal DV Scheme by Nicole Ford
During the pandemic Margie Russo curated thousands of recordings she sells on a black legal market. Recordings of attorney Nicole Ford explaining how to earn more money in attorneys fees in a divorce case by making false claims of domestic violence is straight out of the WomenSV playbook drafted by Ruth Patrick where Nicole Ford is regularly pimped out as a guest speaker consistent with the case rigging scheme.
Over the past two decades, Russo has worked with paralegals and clerks to plant secret recording devices in the attorney- client meetings, court hearings and in private homes . Russo then is reportedly selling the recordings , that are purchased by lawyers and judges who make them want to disappear, or use them to get public court judges issue orders that award attorneys fees , or favorable orders for the lawyers who bring in the most money for the private judge busienss.
A San Jose law firm known for representing child victims of the Catholic Church has filed a lawsuit on behalf of three young women who allege being sexually abused by their father during their parent's drawn out divorce case that largely took place before Judge Mary Ann Grilli, Judge Erica Yew, and private judges Sherrol L. Cassidy and Nat Hales. Attorney Heather Allan was appointed as minor's counsel to act in the " best interest " of Evan's three young daughters during his divorce case when the court had a legal obligation to protect them. The suit was filed in 2019 an has been uploaded here.
In their suit, the daughters of Digidi Design founder Evan Brooks, claim that while their parents were involved in a divorce that included Silicon Valley's most unscrupulous lawyers, Evans engaged in a host of sexual crimes and violated the Thomas Bane Act, a state version of the federal civil rights laws.
According to the family court docket, Evan's ex-wife repeatedly sought protection for herself and her children under the Violence Against Women Act, but was denied. She was even ordered to sanctions as attorney's fees for her husband's lawyer , Brad Baugh.
In addition to the alleged horrific abuse the young girls endured, ignored by family court judges and so called experts, and their own court appointed lawyers, Heather Allan, the children's mother who sought to protect them, and faced legal abuse herself. The local District Attorney, Jeff Rosen, never brought criminal charges against Mr. Brooks for what appears to have been sexually molesting his three daughters when those daughters were under the jurisdiction of a California Family Court. These types of cases are becoming problematic for the state's middle- class and wealthy families forced to deal with horribly broken and corrupt courts that have been neglected by local governments.
SHAM: LAWYERS APPOINTED TO REPRESENT " BEST INTERESTS" OF THE CHILD
For over 10 years Heather Allan subjected her young clients to the horrors of " reunification " camps and therapists known to forcibly brainwash children into accepting custodial time with an abusive parent. Dr. Rebecca Bailey was one such therapist the children were " court ordered" by Judge Mary Ann Grilli to endure, based on the recommendations of Heather Allan, and the funding provided by Evan Brooks.
Dr. Bailey's unlicensed " reunification " process shows costs and expenses to the parents in excess of $100,000. Court documents show , that like other reunification camp victims, Evan Brook's daughters were forced into fancy hotel settings in Napa, then mentally and physically tortured until they agreed to share custody time with their father. On Allan's watch the children were returned to a man known to be abusing his own daughters.
Family court files in the divorce show that the the girls mother repeatedly sought protection under the Domestic Violence Act for herself and her children, but was denied based on the bad faith litigation tactics of Evan Brook's lawyer, Brad Baugh, and the refusal of the local DA, Jeff Rosen, to investigate child abuse claims. Evans, like so many other men of wealth and power in Silicon Valley, continued to engage in horrific criminal conduct and was allowed to so so based on the money he assured to local family law attorneys and court appointed experts.
Dr. Rebecca Bailey and her " reunification " camps are junk science therapy programs that connect the Brooks case to Orange County and divorce lawyer Keith Dolnick, an attorney known for secreting the sexual abuse of his clients in private judging cases. In Orange County, Dolnick is known to represent wealthy clients permitted to openly engage in sex and drug trafficking involving underaged children dragnetted in to the enterprise during their parent's divorce or custody case.
During the pandemic, with courts largely closed, family court judges appeared to accelerate their appointments of Minor's Counsel , where lawyers could charge excessive fees without going to court. It has also been reported that judges prone to deviant sexual conduct themselves, increased the demand for pornographic videos , as attorneys including Heather Allan and Keith Dolnick acted as ringleaders to assure the supply of child pornography and black market drugs through a distribution network that had initially been disrupted by the pandemic related to COVID 19.
Evans, who bears a strong resemblance to Judge Vincent Chiarello , another suspected child abuser, reportedly assisted the enterprise through the production of pornographic videos, which were distributed through the Santa Clara family and criminal court network during the pandemic.
Additionally, Allan reportedly worked with non- profits such as Ruth Patrick Darlene's Women SV out of Los Altos, and groups approved through county government as Judge Hendrickson, elevated to the bench in 2018 following the recall of Judge Aaron Persky, assisted with connections to the Catholic Church for a steady supply of children and families who could be brought into the family court enterprise.
Cindy Hendrickson , a former prosecutor for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, used her role in local private school parenting associations, to maintain close relationships in local Catholic schools and churches where she acted on various boards and committees , giving her a bird's eye view of children who could be "ripe" for use in video productions based on court orders that gave custody to child abusers she knew through her employment at the District Attorney's Office and her appointment on the county's Domestic Violence Council.
Henrickson's role in the child porn enterprise appears to date back to the county's 2014 election when Chuck Gillingham sought to oppose DA Rosen, but was deterred from doing so when he was threatened with public exposure after child porn was planted on his work computers in a manner that would be immediately discrediting in a political campaign.
Videos recently discovered in an "unlocked" storage until near Allan's San Jose's Willow Glen office link Evans and others where Allan acts as minor's counsel for their children, the Silicon Valley video business Evans formed that operates largely in the shadows for the benefit of elected politicians, judges and Silicon Valley executives with secret sexually deviant desires.
Videos and recordings found in the San Jose storage shed also reveal that during the pandemic, family law attorneys from Hoge Fenton and Hoover Krepelka, law firms as well as smaller private firms owned and operated by Sean Onderick, Hector Moreno and his sister Marilyn, were illegally recording court hearings, attorney - client communications and settlement conferences in order to coerce judges and lawyers who might seek to expose the enterprise.
In one recording marked " Overton Real Estate Insurance" Judge Carol Overton is heard threatening lawyers believed to be Bill Dresser and Marilyn Moreno to force their client to drop a large real estate related civil claim and force a case linked to a known pedophile back to family court where the enterprise would not be exposed to a jury.
In another recording that appears to have been made by Michelle Hoover of the Hoover Krepelka law firm Jim Hoover and David Patton appear to have been recorded explaining to local realtors how to get property sellers into a divorce case, where the sale of the family home could be accelerated through court attorney Sharon Roper, who will " approve" relator recommendations for nearly any expense a realtor may seek to request:"
In the recording, that appears to have been made by Michelle Hoover, Jim . Hoover explains to a group of Coldwell Banker agents brought to a meeting by former family law litigants Pam Killion and Ruth Patrick Darlene, that the Hoover law firm and divorce attorneys Sean Onderick , Hector Moreno and Nicole Ford could assist agents in getting sellers into divorce cases where court attorney Sharon Roper could sell off real estate by court order based on her connections to judges in the court willing to sign any order Roper presents to them. Hoover is then heard telling lawyers that to expedite home sales through a divorce case, lawyers typically take a 30% kickback from the realtor's commission.
Ruth Patrick who reportedly told clients she had been broken by her own divorce case, in fact had been represented by Hoge Fenton in a case before private judge Catherine Gallagher where Patrick earned nearly $5 million in advanced support payments , was known for anti- Semitic writings, and was recruited to the enterprise based on her willingness to abuse her own children. Patrick's fundraising for the local DA's political campaigns and close relationship with top DA employee Jay Boayarsky has allowed Ruth to engage in donor fraud, and money laundering with impunity for the enterprise that Evan Brooks's case seeks to expose, and that is expected to settle for $10 million of which Allan and other family law attorneys will collect $3 - 4 million in under the table kickbacks,
Charity founder Ruth Patrick Darlene of Los Altos based WomenSV has reportedly been working with Stanford Law Professor Michele Dauber in a complex real estate scam that is being used to protect wealthy Silicon Valley tech and social media executives abusing thier wives and children, contrary to public messaging Patrick and Dauber relate about the #Metoo movement and domestics violence.
Patrick is known to use her Los Altos based charity to dragnet victims of domestic violence who might expose the enterprise, which would disrupt distribution of videos created by DigidiDesigns and used to cover up sex crimes against children.
As part of the racket, Patrick regularly is referred "clients" who provide Patrick with grant funding and support from the local courts. In a quid pro quo relationship, Patrick then brings lawyers into the charity as " guest speakers" who claim to be experts in divorce cases involving real estate sales and domestics violence, Patrick also lobbies for the local DA who assures the divorce lawyers in the enterprise, and clients such as Evan Brooks are not prosecuted. Over the past 4 years Patrick is known to have brought Nicole Ford, BJ Fadem Hector Moreno, Sean Onderick and Jim Hoover as speakers. One client reported Jim Hoover offered Patrick's clients a " free consultation " and after an hour requested a $40.000 retainer .
Patrick, with technology believed to be provided by Evan Brooks, also records client meetings and meetings with attorneys where she then uses the recordings for the benefit of her " client's abusive spouses. This pattern is more prominent for te women seeking to expose domestic violence related to top executives at Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Paypal, whose divorce files show bring millions of dollars in attorneys fees , where Ruth Patrick Darlene is afforded handsome kickbacks in the form of cash and cryptocurrency donations impossible for the taxing authorities to track.
Judge Stuart Scott Paid Off To Protect Evan Brooks
After years of Evan Brooks being protected by divorce attorney Brad Baugh, as his ex wife's lawyers Sean Onderick, Hector Moreno and Andrew Calvert failed to protect her before Judge Mary Ann Grilli , the case was assigned in 2016 to Judge Stuart Scott , a former Santa Clara County DA known for protecting white collar criminals and sex offenders in the Gilroy and Morgan Hill community.
Over the course of his career with the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office, Scott was allowed to engage in prosecutorial misconduct which included using the office as a personal dating site, making up lies to get gang enhancements and accepting bribes from Gilroy and Morgan Hill police officers involved in real estate scams and sex trafficking cases as a side hustle. Then Stuart Scott became Evan Brook's family court judge where Brooks was protected by all the corruption Silicon Valley could afford.
From the time he was appointed to the bench in 2016, Stuart Scott has been protected by DA Jeff Rosen, the Commission on Judicial Performance and the judges throughout the state who were never concerned over how Scott treated women or over his willingness to lie in a criminal case in order to get a gang enhancement.
Also before Scott are numerous cases connected to WomenSV and the Gilroy community where there is a pattern that indicates Stuart Scott is accepting bribes in exchange for favorable rulings in family law cases involving the ADZ law firm, Hoover Krepelka , Annie Fortino, Elise Mitchell, Natasha Parrot, Michael Bonetti , Jessica Huey, Nicole Ford, Richard Roggia, Nicole Ford, Natalie Dupriel , BJ Fadem, Jason Pintar, Jim Hoover, Julia McDowell and of course Heather Allan .
When prosecutors become family court judges they bring a very toxic culture with them that is harmful to families and children. When family lawyers engage in criminal conduct out of desperation during a pandemic to maintain their unjust profits, the Brooks divorce case and the subsequent lawsuit filed by Evan Brooks' three young daughters is the result.
When charities and divorce lawyers talk about what they can do more than is supported by their social media footprints, time to consider if your divorce lawyer, and " advocates" are crooks.
Silicon Valley judges have become disgruntled with their $200,000 annual pay. So family lawyers decided to do something about it in order to get in judges' favor. Fueled with client money pouring in from Facebook, Paypal , Google and Twitter executives, divorce lawyers are using Bitcoin or crypto currencies as well as equity in family homes and investment properties to bribe judges and rig divorce cases. The blueprint is being repeated all over the state as these well funded lawyers and corrupt judges operate what has become California's most dangerous criminal organizations.
Police officers willing to write bogus reports of domestic violence while ignoring serious white collar crimes play a critical role in the operation. Crooked cops are getting special loans and below market houses in exchange for the role they play in the scam. Children whose parents are involved in divorce or custody disputes are being used by the enterprise to incite conflict and generate fees that justify the selling off of the family home or rental properties that generate family wealth.
Judges rotated through family, civil and criminal courts are the most likely to be dragged into the network. These judges issue orders that are critical for the organization. It has worked like a well oiled machine for 20 years, as property values in Silicon Valley skyrocket.
The pandemic however, disrupted the corruption and leaked information to outsiders. Meetings through local bar associations have been disrupted due to the pandemic . No longer can the lawyers rub shoulders with judges or others in the enterprise in hallways such they they are able to overhear other cases in a manner that invites illegal, or exparte, communications.
During the COVID crisis, attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area used the pandemic to record public court hearings, meetings with private judges and attorneys court appointed to represent children. Some of the recordings were made illegally to help lawyers and judges make more money on ghost real estate transactions and inflated legal bills that are always ordered in favor of lawyers assuring a steady stream of bribes.
The existence of these illegally recordings only is revealed when I judge is involved, as was the case in a Santa Clara County Superior Court earlier this month:
"Judge Roberta Hayashi needs another apartment complex in Santa Cruz and someone has to chip in for more remodels on her Los Gatos house " , attorney Mark Erickson is heard telling attorney Jim Hoover in an illegally recorded call made on special software Erickson keeps on his office computer. Erickson, like most other lawyers, reportedly does poor legal work, charges unconscionable fees, spies on his own clients and makes backroom deals with opposing lawyers to stay in the good graces of the local judges. This is especially true in cases where he opposes attorneys associated with Hector Moreno, David Patton, James McManis or Jim Hoover from Hoover Krepelka, all of whom assure outright bribes to judges, cops and court appointed experts to get desired legal outcomes that keep the flow of clients coming into their legal practices.
The pandemic has caused trouble for divorce lawyers who find it difficult to conceal their criminality when other lawyers, and unknown members of the public, or a jury, may be listening. After moving her troubled career as a family court judge to civil court, Judge Hayashi was more than humiliated during a hot mic moment on a Zoom where the jury was present and an attorney in a auto accident case was heard calling Judge Hayashi a
"Fucking Idiot". A sentiment divorce lawyers Mark Erickson, Hector Moreno, Nicole Ford, Liz Goodley and Elise Mitchell expressed when they were recorded outside the family courthouse back in 2020.
The LA Times and the San Jose Mercury recently reported on the hot mic incident and social media is mocking attorney Vincent Sal Filipo for calling Judge Hayashi a " fucking idiot" in ear shot of a jury and recorded Zoom hearing. Judge Hayashi is said to be fuming and planning to make sure Sal Filipo never wins a case in Santa Clara County again.
Illegal recordings have also revealed how Los Gatos based attorney Carlos Martinez, Capitola based attorney John Hannon and lawyers from San Jose; James McManis, Rhonda Edgar, Walter Hammon, Richard Roggia, James Cox, Tracey Duell Cazes and Bill Dresser are connected to real estate scams designed to take family homes and convert the equity to attorney fees during a divorce, custody or domestic violence case in family court.
Converted fees are laundered through attorney trust accounts , title companies and escrow accounts where the funds are used to bribe judges up and down the state, where the bribes assure civil cases are buried and claims are returned to family court. Houses sold below market value through private judges, referees or " Special Masters" are funding the criminal enterprise that incites conflict, harms children and seizes family homes in order to continue to operate.
Family courts do not have jurors. Cases are heard by a single court judge. Torts such as fraud, domestic violence, concealment, and conversion can not be litigated in family court as the claims must be in heard in civil court where a jury is entitled to hear the claims. Judges who have been earning money on side hustles from rigged divorce cases do not want these cases heard by jurors who go home and tell about what is really happening in family courts. Looking through civil court filings against attorneys can reveal the players in involved in the corruption.
The pattern of the most corrupt lawyers show that they work closely with the police departments in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Jose, Los Gatos and Santa Clara to assure reports are written in a manner that will allow lawyers to raise false domestic violence claims in and around the time a divorce case is filed. Further, individual police officers and police chiefs are accepting bribes that prevent clients willing to pay the criminal organization from being charged for tax evasion, fraud and other crimes that could be exposed during a divorce case.
Police chiefs who have been paid bribes through local police associations include police chiefs from Gilroy, Los Gatos, and San Jose , all but Los Gatos Chief DeCena have resigned as they knew police records laws and new snitches could expose their corrupt deeds. Scott Smithee , the chief in Gilroy, was known for his long corrupt history with drugs and sex trafficked, and more recently for bribes he took that included special loans and real estate deals assured by Intero Real Estate agents who agreed to who assured home remodels and tax accounting favors through the CPA firms of Greco, Filice and Thompson and MHTB, where Angelo Pezzoni, Mike Schumway, James Butera and Marcy Nunez have worked for powerful members of Silicon Valley's legal community in exchange for court appointments that offer them immunity.
According to information provided to family law attorneys Valerie Houghton, Elise Mitchell, Liz Goodley, and Heather Allan, by now deceased Santa Clara County Sheriff Deputy Jack Solario , the most corrupt judges, lawyers and cops, get off the books accounting advice and should they ever face a DUI, false DV claim or personal divorce, free legal advice from attorney James McManis , and his former associates including, Carolyn Helwick, who uses her former relationships at the local DA's office and as an associate in the McManis Faulkner law firm where Helwick was known as the go between when it comes to bribing local judges or getting clients to agree to use private judges. Helwick's name appears in the Mitchell papers as having assured over $5 million in bribes to Judges Patricia Lucas, James Towery. Roberta Hayashi , Mary Arand, Julie Emede, Beth McGowan, Stuart Scott and Carol Overton ( the judge in the county protecting big landlords in unlawful detainer and civil harassment cases) . Overtime's ties to real estate has made her one of the most corrupt judges in the county.
San Jose police Chief Ed Garcia, moved to Texas , where he reportedly continues to cover up human trafficking crimes. Scott Smithee, the former Gilroy Chief is reportedly getting into private security for Silicon Valley's tech and social media companies where he is reportedly consulting on how to conceal the most serious white collar crimes connected to SEC violations and real estate fraud.
Judges have a legal obligation to disclose their social, personal and professional relationships with lawyers or others they appoint in a case, they rarely do. Judges also have a duty to report attorney misconduct, they rarely do . Judges know everyone lies in family court, yet they look the other way when it comes to the criminality of clients paying the criminal enterprise and assuring bribes to local judges. Those clients and their lawyers will never be sanctioned or disciplined by the state bar. In fact the corruption at the bar, revealed by the Thomas Garardi case works to protect the most corrupt lawyers in Silicon Valley These corrupt lawyers are never prosecuted by a local district attorney whose political campaigns are funded by the monies these lawyers and judges pay to keep them in office.
Divorce cases that are " fixed" or " rigged" involve the same lawyers and the same pattern and practice when it comes to public corruption. These cases, regularly assigned to a specific judge, often find a judge working for the criminal operation, come into their case at a hearing where no legitimate reason for the judge switch has occurred. Judge James Towery's cases show the most corruption, where Towery has injected himself in other cases where the corruption could be revealed.
The lawyers in Silicon Valley are no different than those in LA and Organge County, where it was recently revealed how corrupt attorney Thomas Giaradi had become, right under the nose of the State Bar. Giarardi was known for screwing his clients. Now in his final years of life, he is facing disbarment, bankruptcy and his own divorce from celebrity Erika Jane of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Turns out their plush lifestyle was supported on the backs of women and orphans Girardi represented in class action lawsuits, never got paid. Girardi's corruption and influence include bribes and kickbacks to Governor Gavin Newsom, who appointed Girardi to approve judges Newsom would appoint over his political career. Bribes to Shelia Sonenshine, Judge Moss, Judge Lucas, Judge Yew. and countless attorneys acting as private judges independently, David Weinberg, or through the private business known as JAMS are also documented in the Mitchell Papers.
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Spouses involved in divorce or custody cases often find their ex making false claims of domestic violence. Common responses are: "they are lying!"
Lies are more often than not motivated by greedy divorce lawyers who pad their bills, incite conflict and cash in big. These lawyers also appear to be linked to charities raking in large donations and court connections that allow them to cash in on advancing false domestic violence claims, as real crimes involving domestic violence go under protected by the local DA and family courts getting federal money to help victims.
Family Code Section 3044, or a finding of domestic violence, in a divorce or custody case adds anywhere from $50-$150,000 in attorney fees in Santa Clara County. Contrast that to the $5,000 in fees paid out in fees in a typical case in Sacramento, According to the papers leaked by attorney Elise Mitchell from Maggie at the San Jose law firm Hoge Fenton, three non-profit groups are teaching lawyers how to succeed in getting judges to make findings of domestic violence., in order to maximize profits for a core group of divorce lawyers,.
WEAVE, a non-profit largely working in the Sacramento Area, hosts a board chocked full of representatives from Sutter Health , Kaiser, Wells Fargo Bank and board president, Ashley West, an attorney specializing in real estate and corporate law. Divorce lawyers in Sacramento have reportedly used this group to obtain clients and court orders, as representatives from WEAVE regularly train judges on how to make rulings that make lawyers very wealthy. Insiders claim individuals connected to WEAVE use medical and financial information to maximize fees lawyers can charge in domestic violence cases.
Insiders report WEAVE is linked to UC Berkeley feminist Nancy Lemmon, who reportedly has developed trainings for lawyers and judges that make false domestic violence claims very lucrative, leaving victims with valid claims silenced. Lemmon was involved in the high profile domestic violence case involving Elena Berg, a case that got her national recognition from the American Bar Association in 2013. Men and women seeking help from WEAVE report some support groups and advocate services that have been helpful, but when l;awyers are invovled, the help becomes more blurred and less assured.
Lemmon now heads the Family Violence Appellate Project, where she is setting dangerous case law that does more to help lawyers get rich than provide services that help survivors of domestic violence. Lemmon is known for her "feminist approach" which shos a pattern of taking cases involving wealthy targets while doing little for middle-class and poor victims trying to get help from the charity.
By contrast, women seekin'g services from Ruth Patrick Darlene and the Santa Clara County non- profit Women SV fare the worst. Mitchell Papers show that during her own divorce, Ruth mastered the art of false domestic violence claims, having her husband arrested by reporting he had heavy arlitery buried in the yard of the family home. Many of Ruth's claims appear to have been set up with the help of infamous attorney Phil Hammer and the law firm Hoge Fenton. Ruth attracks prosective DV vicitms to her non- profit, by leading them to beleilve she was a victim of doemstic violence herself. She wasn't. She has however struggled with mental health issues following the suicide of her own mother after a series of financial struggles. Many worry she has become increasingly dangerous as she gets more connected to the local legal community and appears to be set on making money and being apart of the Silicon Valley affluent.
In a virtual playbook, Elise Mitchell has decribed how Ruth Patrick teaches lawyers to make false claims of domestic violence that will stick in court. Meanwhile, real vicitms appear to be used as test subjects to gather more donations as she conceals her personal goals. Ruth also has reportedly been operating her charity for the benefit of attorneys BJ Fadem, formerly her/ now he, Nicole Ford, Sean Onderick, Hector Moreno, Jim Hoover, Bill Dresser., John Hannon and Organge County div0rce lawyer Kieth Dolnick.
How Do They Do It ?
People seeking services from domestic violence support groups claim that when they are referred to WEAVE or WOMENSV, they go through an in- take process. WEAVE'S process involves forms and screening to get to " support groups", Ms. Patrick is the in- take for WomenSV. Only women of means sufficent to attract powerful divorce lawyers are passed on to support groups run as " meetings" at WomenSV, with Ruth's approval.
In Silicon Valley, it begins with a "meeting", where Ruth claims she is testing to see if a "victim " is right for the group. During the week following the meeting Ruth checks potential client's social media, hunts down neighbors and friends and backgrounds finances to determine how much a case will produce in the way of fees for lawyers she regualry refers in the Bay Area, and Organge County. She also consults with lawyers in the area to alert them to a potential new case.
Once "victims " are accepted into the Women SV group, they find weekly meetings where Ruth invites guest speakers to groom potential clients for law firms who give Ruth and her supporters kickbacks in the form of charity donations and referrals.,
Vicitms report attending meetings where articles on doemstic violence are reviewed, or lawyers speak, but provide little helpful information. In the cases where the most money is available , Ruth offers court watching and " support services"., though she has no formal training in theraphy to provide mental health services needed for depression and anxiety that typically plague vicitms facing the family court proceedings that can linger for years.
Most women reaching out to WomenSV are told the group provides support for vicitms of domestic violence. Within the first few group meetings these women report they are given no services, but merely attend meetings where they are pressured to fundraise and use certain lawyers for their own divorce case., Nicole Ford, Sean Onderick and Jim Hoover getting the majority of support from the charity and the individuals operating it,.
Ruth also uses the group to test which women will lie in court and stick to a narraitve that earns pricy lawyers " wins" in court. When a "victim" isn't willing to lie or play along with the false claims narraitive , they begin losing in court and are eventually evicted from the group. . Ruth Patrick Darlene is known to stalk place women in her group under surveilance for the beenfit of lawyers and court appointed experts who use information she provides agianst them in court. For her part Ruth is rewarded with policial appointments, inflated donations or " educational contracts" with the courts and law enforcement agencies.
Under the pretense of " education" Ruth aligns herself with law enforcement agencies , not to train or educate, but to get information and manipulate police reports for the benefit of divorce lawyers.
"Victims " report being terriorized by Ruth who tells them their ex is spying on them, montioring their phones, tracking them with GPS and high tech listening devices. Once these vicitms are sufficently frightened, Ms. Patrick Darlene, convinces these vicitms to hand over confidential medical records and private files that are then provided to lawyers for their ex spouses to use agianst them in court. Ms. Patrick also provides illegal recordings that are used to gaslight the very vicitms she cliams to help.
Falsely claiming to have served thousands of vicitms of doemstic violence, most women seeking help from WomenSV report Ruth never provided any services intially promised, and abandons them when they lose in court. Noting they make a few contacts, all "victims" are eventually evicted once they cease to genderate fees for local lawyers or no longer have the funds to support the local DA's political campaigns.
Aligning with DAs and local law enforcement is a pattern seen in all these non- profits. None of these efforts appear to have increased protections for domestic violence vicitms , as realted family law cases drag out for as long as 10 years only making lawyers associated with Ms. Patrick very welathy.
Is Your Lawyer Helping Or Preying on You?
Lawyers connected to these non- profits appear to take a different approach. They know the first spouse to srike and obtain a police report , wins all and will drag cases out for years, usually toi conceal serious crimes being committed by the spous e able to pay the lawyers the most money. It works like a bribe. Lawyers willing to drag out family law cases and bury criminal acts work through Ruth Patrick and other charities posing to assist vicitms of domestic violence.
Women who seek support from these non-profits who are deemed to be the " losers" early on in a case will find divorce lawyers absuing them , yelling and threatening to withdraw to increase the emotional trauma. They sell off houses to get paid, or attach liens to any property that suvives the family court. They consult with opposing lawyers and trade wins and losses based on the judge assigned to a case.
Men can actually be vicitms of domestic violence case well, These non-profits offer them no help and actively seek to discourage them. Societal shame usually finds these men paying huindreds of thousands of dollars to defend false cliams, while their male absuive counterparts find safe habor with absuive judges and lawyers dominating the family courts.
NO JURY - JUDGE DOESN'T LOOK AT EVIDENCE
In family court there is no jury. The laws are not followed and evidence is often made u, or not even reviewd by a single judge who will be lunching with lawyers on one side at the lunch hour. . Clients of law firms associated with these non-profits are taught how to edit video and audio recordings in oder to provide judges with false evidence to justify bogus court rulings, Meanwhile real vicitms often have no lawyer or evidence of the crimes committed agianst them.
Bills from these corrupt lawyers quickly reach $10-20,000 a month. Spouses pay for busy work, bogus discovery and corrupt court appointments until there is nowhere left to get money. The law rarely applies as intended because when it comes to CLETS DVRO and Family Court Findings under Section 3044., these cases are used more to make money for the courts and lawyers than to protect actual victims.
Non- proifts also work in secret. Individuals working for these non- profits claim their services assure information provided will remain confiedntial. In fact, personal information and information about a DV case is being circulated to local judges and the legal community to generate more in fees. Worse, in some cases victims may not know if a former spouse is part of the group , or working with a lawyer part of this nafarious network.
As for judges, in Sacramento, Judge Matthew Gary is known to rubber stamp orders in cases connected to WEAVE. Judge Wiley in San Francisco and Raj Chaterjee in Alameda follow suit and have been "educated " by Ms. Lemmon.. In Orange County retired judge David Weinberg has worked thorugh the Orange County DA and probation to be educated by Ruth Patrick Darlene. In Santa Clara County, Ms. Patrick Darlene's ties to Judges Scott, McCracken, McGowan, Towery and Hendrickson generate millons in fees for the law firms kicking back money, donations, appointments and cash for referrals to cases that win big.
Whistleblowers from other charities, or DV groups, such as Next Door Solutions and Community Services claim the corruption from WomenSV imposes a monopoly on the lawyers connected to WomenSV , where lawyers connected with other groups, rarely get awarded more than $5,000 in a DV case, compared to lawyers connected to Los Altos based Women SV who get $50,-100,000 in DV case. Further, attorney John Hannon is reportedly being used to bury malpractice and CLETS retraining order cases against lawyers linked to these non- prfofits..
If you beleive you were harmed by seeking help from a charity , or by a lawyer who botched a DV case or viable malpracitice claim- please contact : Natasha.Rudnitsky@calbar.ca.gov or email us : CalJohnQPublic@Gmail.com
Pre- Divorce: Lawyers, Judges and Crooked Real Estate Agents Steal More from Families than Burglars and Drug Lords
Pillars of the community. They belong to Rotary, non-profits and are the faces on real estate signs all over town. They publish newspapers, run local farms, invest your money, broker loans on the family home and fix your kid's teeth, but in their side hustles these folks make deals with divorce lawyers that harm kids and families involved in divorce or custody cases all over California.
Few people realize that by the time a divorce case is filed, a soon to be former spouse may have been planning to cheat their betrothed long before a formal action is filed in court. Not the bedroom kind of cheating, but the kind that will conceal millions in assets, property and off- shore accounts during a divorce. This is not a rich person problem, but an issue of public corruption where family court judges are in on the scheme.
Divorce lawyers profit from inciting conflict between spouses. They mingle with other divorce lawyers to talk about cases and maximize how much they will make from them.
Documents linked to popular Morgan Hill Orthodontist Bas Wafelbakker's 2017 divorce case appears to indicate Gilroy divorce lawyer Andrea Fortino has been placing clients in private judging while her assistant, Melissa Tamayo, stands lookout for Edward Jones investors and Filice & Company, a Gilroy based property management firm supplying housing for what is believed to be one of the largest human and sex trafficking rings that provides labor to Silicon Valley teach firms and Salinas Valley farmers connected to Dole Food Company and Tanimura & Antle.
This pattern is seen all over the state, it just has different bad actors playing crucial roles in the scheme.
In Santa Clara, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, families involved in a divorce case that comes in the crosshairs of Ms. Fortino find they are victims of false domestic violence allegations, and public corruption fueled by real estate fraud.
For years, Melissa Tamayo collected information on prospective renters and their employers while she was employed with Gilroy based property management firm Filice & Company. This information was used by divorce lawyers to move equity out of family homes to what has become a rental business related to human trafficking cases that provide free, or cheap labor, linked to Salinas and Imperial Valley's large scale commercial farmers.
In 1996 Annie Fortino started practicing law in Gilroy. That same year, Patty Filice dropped her broker's license and began to launder money and properties through Intero real estate. Ms. Filice has sold over 400 properties in the Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Jose area without a license for over 26 years and is known to give kickbacks to get appointed in a divorce case to sell off a family home. Using a network of real estate agents and divorce lawyers Patty was a top producer for what has become a criminal enterprise. Top referrers include Santa Clara County lawyers Mark Erickson, Elise Mitchell, Jason Pintar, Richard Roggia, Sean Onderick, and Nicole Ford. In San Benito, Michele Hales is exclusively running properties into court ordered sales . In Monterey Debra Crawford and Rory Coetezee are bringing in divorce cases through former Commissioner Irwin Joseph.
Most insidious are family law attorneys who get court appointed to represent children, but do little for those children and more for what has become a criminal enterprise funded with billions connected to California's real estate industry. Heather Allan assures properties belonging to families where she represents children, move through title companies such as Orange Title. Elise Michell, uses her appointments to represent children to assure kickbacks moving through Giacalone " Design " or " Electrical" as well as securing lenders willing to write loans on properties brought to the enterprise through the family courts. David Luca, Michael Smith and Nicole Ford have brought in lenders willing to write bridge loans that keep properties in the names of buyers posing as strawmen until the properties can be converted to LLCs or other offshore businesses that launder the properties and provide kickbacks that help fund the enterprise and reward judges willing to look the other way..
Former Morgan Hill mayor turned divorce lawyer, Laura Perry, uses her political connections to make ensure Patty Filice and others in Morgan Hill can operate with impunity and where Santa Clara County allows Ms. Filice to operated without a license with impunity as long as she is selling properties connected to the county's family and probate court cases.
In 2017, private divorce attorney Sharon Roper took a job in Santa Clara County courts, where she began to groom lawyers and litigants to convert equity in the family home to the pockets of divorce lawyers. Roper, and an army of divorce lawyers, are known to tell divorcing couples that using her as a private judge would be faster and easier for a divorce or custody case. However, once an innocent souse agrees, Roper and a mob will assure court orders force the sale of the family home to pay out equity to lawyers who kickback fees to the political campaigns of the judges who issue the orders and make sure lawyers get paid.
Roper is even known to act as a private judge in the divorce case of family court judges who are in on the scheme, Judges Mary Ann Grilli. Judges Stuart Scott and James Towery are ripe for exposure for the private judge cases they failed to properly assign or control.
Photo (below) : Judge Mary Ann Grilli divorce case before Sharon Roper.
Attorney Walter Hammon appears to be in on the most corrupt cases, representing DOJ employees, DA employees and even spouses of the judges where he assures the cases are secreted.
How to Tell If Your Spouse Is Planning a Divorce :
- Look for spouses seeking to get equity loans in their name alone.
- Look for spouses hiding money in bank accounts in their name alone.
- Look for business cards, or names of divorce lawyers, or probate lawyers who may be assisting a crooked spouse.
- Look for detachment in social relationships- a spouse who is less involved in social activities, children's events or may even suggest moving to another area where an innocent spouse would be isolated from family , friends, and neighbors .
- Check calendars for appointments with divorce lawyers, real estate agents or financial experts not previously used and where innocent spouses are excluded.
- Don't sign quick claim deeds
- Look for money moving out of accounts, or missing from regular deposits.
- Consider buying patterns that change and that may indicate money is moving somewhere else.
- Check expense account records and make sure money taken from community property accounts is repaid.
- Question changes in tax preparers.
- Question all decisions not made or discussed jointly.
- "Working on a Marriage" means an unscrupulous spouse and a corrupt divorce lawyer may be taking time to pre- plan a divorce.
- Watch for cash and where it may be being hidden.
- Have an escape plan in case an emergency order finds you out of your house and money while your ex pays a corrupt lawyer to abuse you in court.
Too Late Once A Divorce Is Filed
Here are some tips that may help save you from a corrupt divorce:
1. Find others online in your area by searching the name of the divorce lawyer your spouse hires.
2. Record everything - the property, how your spouse talks to you, personal belongings. (Best to pretend you are preparing for fire insurance because if you end up in a modern family court case, it is worse than your home getting burned down}.
3. Check court dockets and review cases of your ex's divorce lawyer. See if their cases are using private judges, minor's counsel appointments or certain custody evaluators.
4. Look for patterns with certain judges- how long cases are lasting on the court docket.
If a case drags out more than a year,. your former spouse has already put you in the mob. Changing lawyers will only hurt your position so try to minimize turnover. From the outset of retaining a lawyer make sure they are willing to immediately file a request for attorney fees, support requests and other orders to get your divorce done fast. Make sure you are clear on what you will get for your retainer. Do not allow your lawyer to write letters, emails or make phone calls that result in charges and no results. Note you will pay for settlement discussions only once and if it is so off the mark, know you are in trouble. Do discovery early and if your ex's lawyer does not cooperate, make sure your lawyer issues subpoenas and compels information you are entitled to get under Family Code Section 721 and 1100.
If you find others from this site, or other blogs, don't tell your lawyer, or let them come to court to support you. They will be tracked, the lawyers are watching and talking and you don't want to be labeled as one to speak out about corruption, or you will face retaliation.
Whatever you do , do not use a real estate agent, or a private judge, used in other cases you find on the local court docket.
The lawyers call it - "Pre- Divorce " planning and it serves to harm families and children more than any other legal abuse out there.
Secret recordings taken from a conversation of divorce attorney Nicole Ford and Michael Clark following a Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council meeting reveal a scheme being used in family court to earn more money for lawyers impacted by COVID. Meaning with courts closed, lawyers are attempting to use domestics violence cases to move to the front of the line and assure cases will be heard and fees will be paid sooner than other motions.
Divorce lawyers are reportedly working with bailiffs in courthouses to identify couples ripe for a false domestic violence claim. According to the Mitchell Papers left behind at a San Jose private school, divorce lawyers are working with clients years before a divorce case and setting up former spouses for a nasty and corrupt divorce that include a claim of domestic violence in the family court.
Unlike criminal domestic violence cases, in family law a single judge, not a jury can hear a case. A CLETS DVRO will render a former spouse support less and struggling to find employment while being sanctioned, fined and discredited such that no judge will rule favorably for that spouse and few lawyers will take a case involving a spouse tarnished with a DV.
Because family court requires only a ponderance of evidence not proof beyond a reasonable doubt, divorce lawyers need merely allege , have a client testify to those allegations, and a judge can consider that proof.
If you get a DV finding, or FC 3044, you are 10 times less likely to get spousal support and may find yourself on supervised visitation with your own children.
A court order for domestic violence is entered into the law enforcement database and will find the person restrained is prohibited from owning a gun and from most types of employment.
Most alarming , these cases are generating $50- 150,000 more in fees for lawyers and appear to be reaching record filings, with little evidence they do anything to protect actual victims.
Three year old emails, hearsay and even tossing a pillow can get folks subject to a CLETS DVRO these days, and judges are approving them for lawyers they favor.
DRAIN THE BANK ACCOUNTS AND HIDE THE MONEY
Hiding money is not a new concept in a divorce, but when the hiding starts years before a divorce is filed, a former spouse can be blindsided and left in the dark about what needs to be done.
Lawyers will rarely tell their clients how a divorce can go, how long it will take or how much it will cost. There will be experts, false claims and lots of fighting until the money that was not hidden is gone.
Jim Hoover of the law firm Hoover Krepelka told a group of victims at a WomenSV meeting that silent violence is otherwise known as coercive control. Meaning an abusive spouse may often hire lawyers to cover their real crimes and bias the local legal community with false claims of abuse.
This control can also mean taking children and the family home. Money hidden for years before a divorce is filed is usually never recoverable.
Divorce lawyers also appear to be failing to file fee requests and with COVID causing pressure on these lawyers, many are shaking clients down for excessive retainers for as much as $100,000.
This often leaves an " out" spouse out of money, out of the house and out of luck when it comes to hiring a lawyer.
LAWYER AND THE COPS
Insiders working in local police departments note that divorce lawyers pay cops to provide information about court proceedings. These lawyers are then soliciting busienss when a case appears to have real property or cash in the bank to pay attorney fees.
Several area police officers also appear to be writing reports, for a kickback, that will win in court for domestic violence or custody matters.
COMBAT EARLY ON
If your spouse files for divorce and you have not had access to bank accounts or business records, you may be out of luck . Lawyers will tell you your half will come later, or will be subject to reimbursement. Rarely can lawyers be hired to collect these monies.
A spouse willing to hide money years before a divorce is filed may have been working with a divorce lawyer early on to rig a win.
THE LOCAL DA
In case you missed it, your local DA has the power to prosecute domestics violence and white collar crimes , but rarely does when clients of certain lawyers request an investigation. In Santa Clara County private judges have been ordering private property sold and children to be kept from parents as part of a scheme the DA has ignored for decades. Further, the DA us usually silent on family law related cases including DV, and fraud., which allows criminals to hire a divorce lawyer to cover up their crimes.
Most insidious is that the Santa Clara DA told dv victim at Women SV that they know cops get it wrong, and victims will be arrested , but offered little support for victims failed by the courts.
In Contra Costa , former DA Mark Peterson was apparently turning away complaints brought against CPS and police. New pressure is mounting in that county and Orange, after the death of a lawyer involved in a federal case arising from a divorce where crimes were ignored by the DA.
If you have a real domestic violence case, or have been falsely accused in a divorce to get your spouse's lawyer more money, we want to hear from you.
Email us : CalJohnQPublic @Gmail.com.
For those new to the Divorce Club Games, there were some successes this week tied to divorce lawyers who were recorded and watched in court proceedings. Here are the top contenders for best crooked divorce lawyer shut downs!
Monterey County- Debra Crawford #1 Shut Down
The fact that every family law attorney and judge in Monterey County is not outraged over the conduct Debra Crawford is further evidence of how corrupt and broken California's Family Courts and State Bar have become.
Debra Crawford was a divorce lawyer married to criminal defense attorney William Crawford. When Dr. Annis filed a false DV claim against his wife of over 20 years, the Monterey police were called and the Crawfords began their legal representation of Julie Law, Dr. Annis' wife. Once the criminal claims against Julie law were dismissed William Crawford pursued Julie and reportedly had very hot sex with her while claiming he and Debra were divorcing.
That divorce may have been news to Debra, who reportedly became so enraged that she dated and pursued Julie's ' former husband after she had drafted the Law- Annis Marital Settlement Agreement. When the divorce was over, Debra Crawford she set her sights on marrying Dr. Annis , which she clearly did not do for the "hot sex" William Crawford claimed to be having with their mutual client in their shared legal community. .
It is unclear if Debra was angry over losing a divorce client, or over the fact that her first husband's locker-room talk in the local legal community was more than a tad professionally embarrassing. whatever the reason, Debbie Crawford used the next 12 years seeking revenge.
In what should have been a binge watch of Mean Girls, Debra Crawford, while propping up Dr. Annis to play the victim in court, denied her former client income and funds covered by the settlement Crawford herself had drafted and filed in the court. Then Crawford herself would use the courts with for bogus domestic violence case , which was allowed by countless family and civil court judges.
California's State Bar did nothing about the Crawford legal nightmare, and litigants and lawyers in the community were baffled the judges allowed it to go on.
On October 14, Judge Wills appointed Julie Law an attorney in a DV case where Debbie Crawford was the supposed victim.
Debra Crawford is reportedly raising hell after Judge Willis finally made a court appointment for Julie Law to have a public defender in a domestic violence case where Crawford has been on a tirade after recordings of her antics were made by freelance journalists as seen here:
Divorce Attorney Sean Onderick Fired by Rich Farmer
Last month Sean collected $12,000 in a retainer from a Monterey couple whose divorce was fueled by lawyers inciting conflict and threatening to get private judge Irwin Joseph appointed in the case. The couple paid Onderick to draft up an agreement intended to finalize their divorce out of court.
Sean Onderick drafted an agreement for the Monterey couple, where Onderick was informed the couple wanted to settle their case. Onderick talked to other lawyers, and drafted a settlement that was reflective of the corruption and incompetence Sean had demonstrated for years while associated with Hector Moreno and Bill Dresser, who regularly inflated bills to families involved in divorce cases.
This week Mr. Sean Onderick may have finally run out of runway when it comes to his incompetence. The Monterey couple fired Onderick and another woman in Santa Clara has filed a bar complaint against Sean for padding his bills ,malpractice and for colluding with William Dresser who has a long history of harming his own clients.
Word to the Wise: Be careful when you hire a lawyer. Ask other clients and look for patterns that may indicate the lawyer you intend to hire is corrupt , incompetent, or both.
Always background check your lawyer at the State Bar.. Yelp and on social media to find others harmed by lawyers such as these.
David Patton Firm is Investigated for Money Laundering and Fraud in Private Judge Cases Where Clients Reportedly Paid the Firm In Stolen Cash and Gold Coins
Lawyers pressuring their clients to go into private judging are now being exposed to malpractice claims by former clients. A recent court filing in a family law case in Santa Clara County , submitted by controversial divorce attorney David Patton, is one such case.
The malpractice / fraud case attached to Mr. Patton's family court pleadings show that Mark Erickson, David Patton and Michael Smith have been sued in a case where San Jose resident and divorcee Mary Lopez reportedly conspired to steal cash and gold coins with her first husband as they acted as trustees in a probate case together. The lawsuit appears to claim that Mary and her divorce lawyer, David Patton, conspired to use a divorce involving Mary's second husband to cover up her crimes.
The lesson the lawsuit appears to show is that NOBODY should ever agree to use a privately paid lawyer to do the job a judge elected to the superior court , and subject to recall and indictment, can do for free.
David Patton, and crooked divorce lawyers like him, are increasingly being sued for getting their clients into private judging cases where backroom deals are followed more than the rule of law.
Yanna Sukhodrev of Donelle Morgan's firm has been sued by a client whom Sukhodrev duped into using a private judge in a custody case where the private judge was given powers to determine what parents should be determining outside of the court.
Mark Erickson, a controversial lawyer, has been sued for malpractice and whispers circling around the courthouse indicate more are coming after Judge Towery, Judge Scott and Judge Hendrickson recently began issuing orders against Erickson in what many believe are retaliation for Erickson being responsible for exposing the private judge scam in a case that was once before Mary Greenwood before she became judge in the Sixth District Court of Appeal.
What is a Private Judge?
Private judges are commonly referred to in court as referees, Special Masters and temporary Judges, mediators and arbitrators. All terms designed to confuse as to what these people are and what they are allowed to do. A private judge is not an actual judge, or referees, but rather they are lawyers privately paid to do the job a judge elected, trained and subject to recall does for free.
Private judges, referees and Special Masters recently have been charging to to $450,000 in fees that are beyond the fees paid to the lawyers for the divorcing party. This money is often earned through confusing court orders that are actually just a scheme to covert home equity in places such as the Bay Area and Orange County.
Why Does My Lawyer Want me to Use a Private Judge?
Simple. Your lawyer wants to steal the equity in your home to earn more in attorneys fees. This is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that lawyers from Hoover Krepleka , McManis Faulkner, and Donelle Morgan's firm typically run financials on clients before accepting a case, and then these lawyers incite conflict. rack up the fees and cliam they need James Cox, Michael Smith, Nat Hales or Irwin Joseph to clean things up.
Irwin Joseph, a former Commissioner in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, known to be abusive and estranged from his own adopted daughter, has been reportedly using COVID as an opportunity to drum up more private judge business that he operates rent free from the offices of Hoover Krepelka in San Jose and Rory Coeteze and Monterey.
Katherine Dorsett and Debra Crawford also appear to be using COVID to prey on active divorce cases to drum up private judging business by falsely convincing couples during Settlement Conferences that using lawyers paid as mediators or arbitrators is a good idea. Dorsett and Crawford are also using COVID to incite clients into filing false domestic violence and restraining order as such cases are ripe for private judging and for adding $50,000 more in fees to the standard Monterey County divorce.
Court files in 7 Bay Area counties show that private judging is moving more money from families to the hands of lawyers, judges and court appointed experts than any other practice in the court.
It is in private judge cases where one spouse can pay for justice and such that the family law case conceals criminal activity by waiting out the statute of limitations as alleged in the lawsuit against divorce lawyers Mark Erickson, David Patton and private judge Michael Smith.
If your attorney tries to convince you to use a private judge, before you agree, ask:
1. How much faster will a private judge be than public court and what evidence do you have to support that claim?
2. How much will it cost?
3. What happens if the private judge issues orders against my interest, can we appeal orders of a private judge?
4, How much does it cost to appeal an order in public court?
5. How much does it cost to appeal an order of a private judge and has that ever been done?
If a lawyer does not inform a client of the published decision in Hayward v. Superior Court , that lawyer may have committed malpractice and you should immediately consult with a malpractice lawyer, before the statue of limitations on a malpractice case expires.
Non- Profit Founder Ruth Patrick Dubbed West Coast Ghislaine Maxwell
For at least five years Ruth Patrick was the blue- eyed blond Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen and private divorce lawyers Jim Hoover and Nicole Ford used to bring in divoce case business, raise money for political campaigns and launder money through a non- profit known as WomenSV,
WomenSV is a charity that purports to help victims of domestic violence. The organization is based in Los Altos, California and caters to women in Silicon Valley's affluent suburbs. Women coming to the organization are vulnerable, struggling with broken marriages and intimate partner challenges. Women seeking help from Ruth Patrick have no idea she is spying and selling their secrets to the highest bidding divorce lawyers. Some women have complained that under the auspices of helping, Ruth brought in private security companies and administrative help to get information that is sold to abusive spouses, and their lawyers for money that never hits the non-profit books.
Grooming Victims to Prey On Them
Sally, not her real name, was introduced to Ruth by a clerk at the Hoover Krepelka law firm. Sally had sought help from Travis Krepelka for a divorce case and was told
Ruth and her charity might be able to help.
Initially Sally was told Ruth had rules to keep victims safe and to protect their privacy. Phones were not allowed in group support meetings and speakers were regularly brought in to teach the women how their wealthy Silicon Valley spouses might be stalking and surveilling them. There were Signal and What's App for their phones, and helpful security businesses downloaded the victim's computer and phone data, most women never suspecting a thing. Many thought it felt like a spy class that was intended to keep them safe, few realized they were the ones being spied on.
Under the pretense of " support" Ruth attended the victim's' meetings with their lawyers. She reportedly recorded these meetings and gave the recordings to the opposing spouses lawyers. There were pods of lawyers who came to the group as " guest speakers" and were really there to spy for their clients.
Fundraisers Doubled as Sex Auctions
Two years into the group and Jenny realized Ruth was less about helping victims of domestic violence and more about promoting her social and financial status in Silicon Valley's affluent community.
Ruth received a Jefferson award , and grants from the Los Altos businesses. She spoke at the Mt. View Chamber of Commerce and soon began making swings for the DA's political fundraisers. It was by early 2020 that Jenny began to notice Ruth was doing little for victims, and lots for herself. And the money Ruth was moving and collecting did not add up. Victims felt pressured to donate cash that was not being reported. Fundraisers that made thousands of dollars in wine and art auctions translated to no extra services for women in need of help.
In 2016 women seeking Ruth's help for domestic violence issues noted Ruth Patrick became obsessed with Jeff Rosen, a local DA who had run unopposed in 2014. Ruth made appearances at Rosen's political fundraisers and appeared to make networking in the local legal community her main priority. When a criminal case is filed where there is a related family court case, the private divorce lawyers earn more in attorney fee awards in a divorce case.
Jenny and Sally also began to notice that divorce lawyers connected to Ruth appeared to be getting more help from the local DA than other women were getting. in cases Ruth regularly referred Jim Hoover, Nicole Ford, Sean Onderick and Hector Moreno to to represent women who had attended support groups where these lawyers were speakers.
In 2020 when Women SV was forced to take their weekly meetings to Zoom, the women hatched a plan and recorded speakers Jim Hoover and the DA Jeff Rosen and caught them in their lies. They then moved into a Sting Operation designed to catch Ruth Patrick and her accomplices.
In one WomenSV meeting, Jim Hoover told victims of domestic violence that local judges did not believe in coercive control, a factor necessary to determine a finding of domestic violence in a family law case. In previous meetings Hoover had indicated these judges would not rule favorably in a domestic violence case unless a victims had the " right" lawyer. Hoover also was heard pressuring victims to go into private judging, where Hoover's clients could secret their abuse by taking the case outside of public court. The private judges Hoover recommended were Irwin Joseph, Michael Smith and Ed Barra. An audit of these cases show private judges issuing orders for attorney fees at a rate higher than elected judges, and in a manner that benefits lawyers working with Patrick.
A snap of their fingers and Jim Hoover and Nicole Ford could get information on Ruth's victims that they could used in court to take children from their mothers and to sell the family home such they these lawyers would earn more in attorney fees.
According to papers believed to be leaked by Santa Clara divorce attorney Elise Mitchell, much of the money Ruth Patrick collected in the name of charity has gone to bribe judges in domestic violence cases. The Mitchell Papers show payments to Judge Cindy Hendrickson , a family court judge who was reportedly close to Patrick and who was elected to the bench in June 2018 following the Recall of Judge Aaron Persky.
Links to Monterey County Commissioner Stoner and Judges in San Mateo are also believed to be linked to the scam. The Mitchell Papers indicate attorneys Rory Coetzee and Debra Crawford have been funneling money to judges in the Salinas/ Monterey area where the Monterey County DA and the state bar have received several complaints.
Secret recordings from Women SV will be linked here.
For the past two years we have been tracking lawyers stealing from their clients and here is what we found....
40% of Lawyers Not Writing Fee Agreements
Research shows these lawyers were the worst offenders when it comes to a basic fee agreement:
James McManis, one of the most prominent divorce, civil rights and First Amendment lawyers in California. He once agreed to help an employee of the Lunardi's grocery store chain in Silicon Valley. Turns out " helping" ,meant assigning an intern who had not yet passed the bar, and not issuing a fee agreement. Mr. McManis then had his intern try to get a back dated fee agreement signed and sent Catherine Bechtel to court on the day of a hearing, without her ever meeting with the client. McManis' firm then tried to bill $10,000 for one month worth of work, the entire amount of the father's lifetime savings. Fortunately the client knew the law and McManis quickly settled the case. Knowing there was no more money left to milk, his firm left the case and got the job done. Other clients were not so fortunately. McManis was sued by a former client Brad Newman, an attorney who claimed McManis, Walter Hammon and Donelle Morgan had engaged in unfair business practices during a divorce case where a private judge, Catherine Gallagher, was used. It is clear that when it comes to divorces, these lawyers are some of the dirtiest in the business. Failure to offer a fee agreement is just the beginning.
Christina Adames, once worked for an the Hales and Hales law firm. She and her bosses billed numerous clients without a fee agreement. This helped elevate her standing in the local community, where divorce lawyers. secretly bill and get court appointments that assure a judge will make sure they get paid.
Leah Amini, once told a client to pay attorney Valerie Houghton in cash so the money would not be discoverable. Ms. Houghton had no fee agreement and used other lawyers in Santa Clara County to pimp out her legal services.
Walter Hammon was so confident he had greased the right palms in the local DA's office after he was suspended from practicing law after his brother stole money from his trust account. No criminal prosecution for Mr. Hammon was ever undertaken by the local DA.
Constance Carpenter got $40,000 in fees paid under the table by the LDS church, no fee agreement necessary.
Jason Pintar lied to the Department of Child Support Services in a case where he had no fee agreement. When DCSS asked the young LDS lawyer to produce the Limited Scope Agreement, Pintar just ignored the request. DCSS got tired of asking and Pintar went on to continue taking money from members of the Mormon church. Under the table of course.
Worse than Retainer Agreement- This is Stealing!
Annie Fortino, Laura Perry and Jason Pintar have mastered this practice in Santa Clara County. Rory Coetzee has taken over the scam in San Benito, Monterey and Santa Clara County.
Heather Lester, Katie Hooker and Dominic Porino take the top prize for scumbags in limited scope representations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Lawyers On Taxpayer Gravy Train
One of the biggest scams in family court occurs when a judge appoints a lawyer to represent children or to act as a private judge. In the later, when a family has no money, the local taxpayers pay the lawyer's bills. Parents ordered to pay these lawyers, in addition to their own, are told this is in the " best interest of the child". With regard to private judges, they are told it will be faster and cheaper to steer clear of family court. Few people understand the cost to families, or taxpayers, for these appointments.
In 2011 California's State Auditor took a look at this practice in Marin and Sacramento counties. The auditor found this practice front loaded with fraud and public corruption. To read these reports see the links: www.marincourt.org/data/audits/4.pdf
Despite the warnings, these appointments continue to be made across the state. Katherine Dorset, Debra Crawford, Heather Allan,
Local DAs Refuse to Prosecute Crooked Lawyers
For the past 10 years local DA's have refused to prosecute lawyers the state bar found guilty of stealing their client's funds. A recent example, was San Jose City Councilman Tam Nguyen who was disbarred for stealing money from his clients. John Mlnarik, was suspended from proacting law for a year, but connections to influential lawyers connected to the the corrupt law firm Hoge Fenton and local bar association kept these two criminal lawyers from being prosecuted by the Santa Clara County DA , Jeff Rosen. Mr. Rosen was recently named Northern California's first #DAKaren after he filed a phony Whistleblower complaint against a Public Defender.
Help from from coders and those working to apply Artificial Intelligence have found that every lawyer ever suspended or disbarred for stealing client money from their trust account, has been given a free pass by the local DA.
This may be about to change after the FBI took up an investigation involving Katherine Dorset, Debra Crawford, William Dresser, Sean Onderick, Hector Moreno, Bradford Baugh, Jason Pintar, Dmitry Stadlin, James Cox, Ed Mills, Walter Hammon, Lisa Herrick, Sharon Roper, Jessica Huey, Valerie Houghton, Nicole Ford, Elise Mitchell, Marilyn Moreno, Annie Fortino, Heather Allan and Rebekah Frye who allegedly obstructed justice and engaged in racketeering activity related to California's divorce cases where billions of dollars have reportedly been laundered and stolen from attorney trust accounts over the past 10 years. These lawyers have brought in billons for cops, judges, private judges, custody evaluators, and lawyers appointed as private judges or to represent children.
Private Judges, more commonly referred to as FAKE JUDGES, are reportedly responsible for billions being taken from families to fuel corrupt courts, supervised visitation businesses, which they have done with impunity for at least 10 years.
The FBI is working with influencers on social media, reporters and whistleblowers in order to bring more victims and witnesses forward. If you know someone whose divorce case appears on these lists, please have them contact the District Attorney or city attorney.
The following are cases published from the private judge list in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Catherine Stoner link to Domestic Violence and Private Judging Cases Center of Public Corruption in Monterey County Superior Court Investigation.
Ironically, a Monterey County Sheriff Deputy has reported Dr. Annis, the husband of Monterey divorce attorney Debra Crawford, has been accepting cash payments in exchange for writing prescriptions for local cops, court reporters, judges as well as the elite clientele of Monterey's most connected attorneys.
Dr. Annis, who once took a plea in a felony criminal case related to overprescribing pain medications, is reportedly building an online medical business involved in the the writing of prescriptions, The business is reportedly generating cash payments that are being converted to his wife and hidden in attorney trust accounts, off shore banks , and secret locations in in a manner that conceals income from the IRS and the courts. This allows Dr. Annis to secret income from his first wife in order to avoid support payments following a long term marriage. The practice of hiding money in a divorce case is not foreign in Monterey, or any other county, as sociopathic former spouses seek to avoid supporting a former spouse, preferring to pay money to their divorce lawyers instead.
Katherine Dorset, Annis' current attorney, is no stranger to secreting money or criminal activity in a divorce. Five years ago Dorset's own divorce from Jacqueline Lynch was fraught with an appearance of fraud. According to a former staffer of the law offices of John P. Hannon, familiar with Dorset's divorce, claims this ethically challenged lesbian lawyer has enjoyed inciting conflict for her own personal gain, Dorset has also had a hand in the county adoptions and CPS cases, where it is reported that Dorest has been using Dr. Annis to ensure children are drugged into submission if their parents find their way into family court or a CPS matter.
Connections between divorce lawyers, CPS and local police are more nefarious than one might imagine. A police officer employed with the Monterey Sheriff Department described how they allow Dr. Annis to speed through Carmel Valley and turn the other way on DUIs or calls for service where Annis is known to be violent and erratic. Lawyers and Judges with money to burn use unscrupulous doctors as experts in court, or to assure a steady flow of drug prescriptions to their buddies and to children in the county's foster care programs.
One former member of the grand jury noted that the public perceives the courts and the police as functioning according to the law. However she was aware after hiring Debra Crawford with a $7000 retainer, that the lawyers simply take your money and put you in a system that acts as a machine only benefiting those working in it.
" They make up lies, then they act those lies out in court, or in legal pleadings" , she described. " One day you have a house, a kid, and a life, and the next day people with titles, government jobs and bar cards take it all from you and you pay them to do it. No matter how much you pay, the machine is already working and knows the desired outcome is to keep you in the system frantically paying it all your money, until there is none left, then it just spits you out. Even the grand jury knows this, and yet you will never find it in a report, a lawsuit or a newspaper. That is how it works."
She went on to note secret proceedings such as juvenile court, and private judging cases through giant criminal enterprises operating as legitimate businesses are the most dangerous. Add in that now courts are shuttered and only phone lines provide access to court watchers. In private judging cases under the jurisdiction of JAMS, Zoom calls secret the proceedings even more, as often no record is made, or the court reporter making the record can edit out comments that reveal the lawyer's and private judge's criminal conduct, She advises, if a lawyer wants to put your case into private judging, don't do it. If a former spouse is really willing to settle and end the family court nightmare, mediation will work fine, and that means leaving the divorce lawyers out.
BEWARE OF LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATION ATTORNEY REFERALS
Divorcing couples often think a referral to a lawyer from a local bar association is a good idea. It is not. These non-profit entities are formed by lawyers and retired judges for the benefit of making the most money possible for the local legal community. They host parties and events designed to corrupt the local legal system, for their own personal profits. Little regulation falls on these lawyers who write the rules, get the court orders and secret financial crimes in their trust accounts. Wise clients will NEVER agree to put any funds in the black hole otherwise known as attorney trust accounts.
Mid size firms such as Fenton Keller out of the Salinas Monterey Area, also connect local lawyers through the bar associations to other county lawyers, and even the state's chief justice, Drinking, partying and sex favors abound in these associations and marriage is weaponized to conceal criminal activity through litigation and spousal privilege. COVID-19 has disrupted the usual channels of corrupt business dealings, and as a result, local lawyers are hitting the bottle, choking on weed and rushing to get illegal prescription drugs by billing clients for unnecessary fees to get their fix. If a former spouse hires an attorney closely connected to the local bar, odds are the divorce will drag out 5-10 years and cost 100 times what it would have cost to do a reasonable settlement as seen when couples take control of their lawyers.
Local bar associations typically offer referral services and fee arbitration proceedings, These associations are run by the lawyers who are connected to local judges, As a kickback of sorts, these relationships result in lucrative court appointments designed to sell the family home and drain the retirement accounts of clients to make more money for the lawyers. Once home equity and cash are deposited to attorney trust accounts, clients will rarely get it back.
Those close to Katherine Dorset report she has used pro tem judge appointments to convert client funds to private judging, often for JAMS or lawyers including Mike McClure, a " case managers" , billing hundreds of thousands of dollars to drag cases out for years. Names may be different, but in every county this happens every day. Clients are told a " pro tem " judge will help settle their issues. Actually the pro tem judge knows all the lawyers and they are simply evaluating community estates to see how much of it they would be able to get through custody appointments, or lawyers paid as private judges.
COVID- 19 might have a bright spot as clients are reportedly getting fed up with corrupt divorce lawyers and dirty judges acting as honorable members of the community. Since early March clients have reportedly been firing attorneys perceived as price gouging during a global pandemic. Rory Coetzee was recently fired by a client after after Coetzee had dragged a divorce case out for 7 years, gotten Mike McClure appointed as a "case manger" and then tried to get his client to agree to bring in Irwin Joseph as a private judge.
Irwin Joseph , a former commissioner in Santa Clara County, has operated much like Monterey County commissioner Catherine Stoner. Fingers in all the pies and the most corrupt cases are connected to these faux lawyers playing appointed commissioner or private judge, They rarely follow the law, get little done in a divorce case, but act in everyway possible to assure a steady stream of income to the lawyers who bring them cases. . These patterns are seen in every county where divorcing couples have home equity or businesses that can generate cash for lawyers, court appointed experts and private judges.
Couples are getting creative during COVID-19 and many are talking and finally realizing they should be controlling how the divorce case runs, not the lawyers. . In Santa Clara County a Gilroy couple is settling up their case to get rid of Elise Mitchell, a court appointed attorney billing thousands to represent the children. These parents have realized they can control the case, not turn their lives over to unscrupulous lawyers who give judges power to not follow the law. .
Attorney Annie Fortino, who works both Monterey County and Santa Clara County divorce cases, got so confident in her relationships with the police and county DAs that her clients formed secret groups and worked with her staff to begin exposing what she was doing in the divorce cases she was involved in that also had connections to the local DA offices related to domestic violence.
After watching Ms. Fortino's reckless disregard to protect clients and staff during the county's lock down orders related to COVID-19 , clients and staff began working together out of concern over the mental health problems Ms. Fortino and her fellow lawyers were inflicting on the community at large. Mostly the staff and clients felt Ms. Fortiono and others in the family court could be inciting violence and harm in the community as had been seen at last year's Garlic Festival Shooting, where the shooter's grandparents had been involved in a divorce case with connections to the local criminal courts.
In Monterey County, Dorset and Crawford are reportedly abusing court appointments in probate and family law cases where several reports indicate these two divorce lawyers are protected by cronyism rather than the Rule of Law. Gross mismanagement of these cases has put that community and its children at risk as well. A staffer of Ms. Crawford's noted that Ms. Crawford and Ms. Dorset have become so obsessed with social media during the pandemic that they search LinkedIn, Facebook, Tumblr, TikTok and Twitter to see if photos or comments might expose their criminal misdealings.
Bottom line from insiders on how to survive a divorce during COVID-19, fire your divorce lawyer, and work out a settlement with your former spouse and get out of family court.
Note: Q will post samples of settlements and emails firing lawyers shortly. To send copies of your best examples email us : CalJohnQPublic@Gmail.com
Emily Q, the wife of a Monterey County Sheriff Deputy, claims her husband has "snapped" under the pressure of police brutality protests. Now, he and his lawyers are willing to be a source for this website to expose corruption that overlaps law enforcement and family law cases.. By breaking his silence, the deputy has revealed law enforcement's Q Investigations, A Pay- As- You- Can Master Class Series..
As reasoning for coming forward, Emily and her husband explained:
" We sent our kids to Palma High School, but after one of our sons was raped, we decided to donate all our money to the school's educational programs. One such program teaches kids in grades 7-12 how to talk about sexual abuse, drugs and domestic violence.
To show they were legit, and not snitches for the DA's office, Emily Q and her husband have promised to work to get police reports and records for any and all cases referred by Jane and John Q Public. Any money they earn from criminal defense attorneys, victim advocates or journalists will go to fund their legal defense fund with the remaining funds going to private Catholic educational programs aimed at dealing with the impact of child abuse.
Emily and her husband have been disturbed by what they have been seeing happen in their own small community, but know that even cops who shoot white, brown or black women deserve a fair hearing.
As a bonus, the Q Investigations reveals a scheme that has been so successful because of the universal fact that everyone lies and everyone breaks the law. When asked to clarify, Emily explained:
"Look, do you always drive 55 mph on the freeway? No. Not one car will accurately register speed, and everyone has a speed risk factor. For example, you might be late for work so you drive 63, because you are thinking you won't get a ticket for that. If you are really late, you might drive 70 because you are willing to risk getting a ticket over being late for work. Or you might be so late that you drive 85 , then you aren't just willing to risk getting a ticket, you are willing to get arrested. As Joe Tully says, " You are screwed from the moment you are arrested" and the police know it.
Emily recounted how many times she knew her husband had arrested someone because he was personally biased, or because he was working in line with the culture of the cops and the local lawyers and judges. She recounts many times when her husband witnesses or made an arrest for a divorce lawyer, at the request of a " client" that just wasn't warranted.
She recalled learning about one divorce case involving Rick Antle, a big wig in the Salinas Valley with farming businesses with interests and holdings in farming operations all over the world. While having a flagrant affair with an organic produce executive from Earthbound Farms, Rick was known to have paid off cops, bank executives and judges two years before his divorce was filed. Rick was represented with Billie French and learned he had to discredit his former wife with threats of domestic violence restraining orders and unfit parenting claims, or Rick's criminality as a top level executive for Tanimura and Antle, T& A.
Papers from the Antle divorce recently surfaced as part of the Mitchell Papers. The papers, believed to have been left at a Catholic high school in San Jose California by divorce attorney Elise Mitchell. The papers show accountings for payments to and from cops, lawyers and relatives of judges from all over California, but mainly for Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Contra Costa and Santa Cruz Counties.
Lists kept in the Mitchell Papers also contain the names , photos , websites and articles of activists or victims who pose a threat to what has clearly become a criminal enterprise operating in our law enforcement agencies and court systems. The lists show emails between former cops who now work as private security and regularly get assignments to investigate the spouses of high level business executives from Salinas to Silicon Valley who might expose criminal activity in both the businesses and the criminal enterprise operating around the area's divorce and custody cases.
Emily and her husband recounted how these cops working on secondary employment assignments cross the line to tap phones, hack computers and plant blogs and emails to discredit and silence the unknowing, or innocent spouses.
Emily and her husband note family courts are not much different than criminal courts , only if you are really poor in family court, the judge doesn't have to give you a lawyer like they do in criminal court. There of course are no jurors in family law cases.
So for the spouses who don' t understand they need a civil lawyer to deal with torts such as fraud , conversion and breech of fiduciary duty or civil domestic violence, where claims are tried before a jury, not a judge who can be easily bribed , so the divorce lawyers work over time to keep that fact a secret from their clients in order to keep the most money [possible in the family law mob that operates in nearly every divorce case going to court in California. Several Grandmothers have been working with Emily and her husband to get important information out to families and their children who can fall prey to the enterprise during a divorce, custody or CPS case.
The Mitchell papers, believed to have been curated by family law attorney Elise Mitchell show a complex scheme whereby spouses involved in serious criminal activity hire lawyers, accountants and special experts to make sure they ride out the Statute of Limitations for their most criminal conduct. Using a sham of false domestic violence claims, cops working for the criminal enterprise support DV claims by drafting false police reports in domestic violence cases in order to get criminal charges brought against a former spouse as a litigation tool in a divorce case. One such case where Mitchell herself was appointed as minor's counsel for children in Gilroy, gave incentive for Emily's Husband, who wished to go under the name " Joe":, to come forward.
The case got swooped up by the enterprise when Santa Clara County Judge Stuart Scott appointed Elise Mitchell to represent two young boys connected to the Filice and Giacalone families in a divorce case where the boy's big sister is half black and half white. When the mother in that case attempted to expose potential child abuse and domestic violence in her family law case, Mitchell was brought in to "control the case".
Mitchell was court order to be paid by both the mother and the father despite the fact the mother was put on supervised visitation, requiring her to pay hundreds of dollars a week. Mitchell was known to regularly assure the father in that case, that she would get him favorable rulings before Judge Scott. The Mitchell case confirms this was more likely true as the Gaicalone case in the Mitchell Papers note payments to Monterey and Santa Clara Sheriffs Deputies as well as Gilroy police. Annie Fortino, Richard Roggia and Rory Coetzee also were noted in the receipts for earning money off the cases in connection with Intero Real Estate Broker Patty Filice, an agent who pushes real estate deals in several counties through as a way of funding the legal enterprise.
Mitchell's papers show Filice connected to lawyers in Los Gatos and Gilroy sits in a position to assure home equity ordered cashed out in a divorce case is funded to the enterprise through bribes, kickbacks and money laundering activities. Filice is also noted in the papers as being connected to Shelia Pott , high level lending executive reportedly making questionable loans to members of the enterprise in cooperation with the Santa Clara County DA , Jeff Rosen, the government lawyer greatly benefiting from the criminal enterprise.
Mitchell's own husband was recently overheard complaining that his wife's reckless handling of paperwork and office staff, along with a minor's counsel appointments for a Gilroy case with a half black , half white kid attending Gilroy High School during the Garlic Festival Shooting , is putting the criminal enterprise at risk of exposure based on the global pandemic related to COVID-19 and recent police brutality protests that have spanned the nation.
Emily's husband authenticated the Mitchell papers' , by confirming the identity of the police officers who recently pulled over and towed the car of a ag executive's former wife who was heard on KGO radio complaining about the Monterey County Sheriffs Department. These same cops are working secondary employment for Apple, Facebook , Google, Ebay, and Twitter and those guys have been donating to an association to #SAVELOCALNEWS.
YouTube Channels are reportedly teaching a series about Rick Antle's Divorce. Attorney Billie French along with civil business attorneys Carmen Ponce, Effie Anastassiou and John Kesecker have been asked to do the legal commentary on that channel where they are going to reveal the tricks Billie French pulled to make sure Rick Antle didn't have to pay his wife her share of T&A and Agricoat, LLC during their divorce. As a bonus Bruce Taylor's wife has been asked to read the series in a podcast as part of Palma High School's educational series.
Sources known to Emily and her husband report the largest amount of money is earned when the enterprise is able to get clients to convince former spouses to get into private judging. In Monterey Rory Cortese has used James Cox to protect the criminality of his construction business clients., and Katherine Stoner to protect the criminality of clients in the ag industry. Rory reportedly worked with Fenton Keller to launder money through business startup and LLCs in Monterey , and Hoge Fenton in San Jose, where "Maggie " regularly refers unknowing spouses to lawyers who are not part of the corruption, and who will be precluded from the enterprise from earning attorney fees or awards from the court in divorce cases where the members of the enterprise work to maintain a monopoly.
Emily and her Monterey County Sheriff Deputy Husband wish to remain anonymous in order to protect the identity of their children and grandchildren. they were inspired by groups of criminal defense lawyers coming forward to speak out against prosecutors in a BLM era. They remain hopeful that regardless of politics people will ultimately remember the issues related to family and community are universal even in the most conservatives farming communities such as Salinas, Gonzales, Soledad and King City, to the more liberal areas in Mt. View, Campbell, Los Altos, Los Gatos, and San Jose.
Emily adds her husband is a good man and is a good cop, but he knew he crossed the line when he accepted pay or gifts intended to buy his silence to protect the culture that has infected law enforcement agencies and court cultures all across the state. Emily has more confidence that DAs including Jeannine M. Pacioni will work to change the culture in law enforcement and courts more than the Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen has shown to have done. Rosen has been the target of activists, journalists and criminals defense lawyers for the culture Rosen has created in the San Jose, Los Gatos Gilroy and Santa Clara law enforcement agencies where Rosen is married to a family law judge, personally connected to Judge Towery and Northern California Innocence Project Attorney Karyn Sininu Towery. Karen being investigated for public corruption in connection to her role at Santa Clara University , a private Catholic college in Santa Clara.
District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Judge James Towery Investigated for Bribery, Obstruction of Justice, Human Trafficking and for Rigging Divorce and Custody Cases in Santa Clara County.
Former Wives, Girlfriends, Lovers, and Fellow Officers of the Four Police Officers Arrested for the death of George Floyd Reach Out to Jane and John Q. Public for Help Telling Their Stories
Los Gatos Based Business Gets Exclusive to Tell the Cops' Ex Wives and Girlfriends
Former wives, girlfriends, lovers, neighbors and family members of the four police officers who set off global protests related to police brutality after an 8 minute 46 second video went viral want to tell their story. Several Los Gatos, California based businesses are gearing up to help them do it,
The best divorce, civil rights, criminal defense and business lawyers in the country are currently in talks related to the the publicity rights of those closest to Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, the four Minnesota police officers charged in the death of George Floyd that occurred over Memorial Day weekend.
The Minnesota Bar Association has reportedly been offered a joint contract with the First Amendment Coalition, and EFF to handle all the attorney referrals for anyone whose story is published on Jane and John Q Public in connection to George Floyd's death or the protesting and looting that occurred in the wake of video going viral. A video resulted in immediate firings and arrests of the officers holding a middle aged back man down as he declared " I Can't Breath", a statement that has now become the battle cry for a global movement calling for reform of law enforcement agencies across the globe,
A Los Gatos publicist has reportedly been granted the publicity rights for those whose stories are published on the Jane and John Q Public social media sites, or in the Mercury, San Jose Spotlight and Metro News.
San Jose family courts are some of the worst in the nation, Injustice in these courts is fueled by staggering wealth and power fed by Silicon Valley's tech and social media businesses where employees from Apple, Google, Paypal, Cisco, Twitter, Ebay, Facebook, Linked in and Twitter fund divorce lawyers, crooked cops and judges willing to ignore the Rule of Law.
As activists, academics and duly elected politicians gear up to change the culture found in America's law enforcement agencies, and legal systems, publishers and producers based in Los Gatos California are gearing up to tell the stories that were never told leading up to the death of George Floyd and the young 17 year old woman whose video was the most viral in the history of the world.
Divorce lawyers who have been locked down because of Santa Clara County's Shelter- In- Place orders related to COVID-19 are reporting staggering numbers of calls pouring into their offices while courts are shuttered. Calls are largely coming from police officers looking to change their wills and the spouses of police officers filing for divorce or domestic violence protection.
Court filings in cases connected to police officers have set off a firestorm of journalists , content producers and screen writers reaching out to law firms and reporters as they look of how to tell the background stories of police officers that had been concealed from the public until last week. Publishers and producers of content that appears on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV are working round the clock to capture the stories of the spouses married to the bad , and good cops , who have become the focal point of the world.
Activist and politicians are reportedly working with police associations, including those connected to policing in the San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos and Gilroy police departments to discuss training for journalists and those managing police departments. Reporters, academics, filmmakers and those responsible for hiring and training of police officers have long known of the physical and psychological threat police officers posed for communities all over the world, and duly elected politicians and local business leaders are looking to accelerate tackling telling the stories that happened in a culture of Blue Silence. A silence that allowed police officers to abuse those closet to them and innocent members of the public with impunity.
Court dockets in Santa Clara County, where courts have been shuttered since mid March, show a recent ruling by Santa Clara County Judge Helen Williams that has reportedly cleared the way for discussions on building a teaching and live-in residence out of a former shopping mall in Cupertino that will become a training facility and live-in residence for tech leaders, law enforcement , domestic violence advocates and reporters to help better tell the stories of police officers and those who know them best.
Judge Silver of Monterey and JAMS has reportedly been offered exclusivity to lead the teams drafting all mediation, arbitration, settlement and arbitration agreements for Apple, Google, Facebook, Ebay, Cisco, Yahoo, and any Los Gatos based businesses willing to invest in local investigative journalism. The ambitious publishing and production project that will expose the culture that lead to George Floyd's death.
Sunday June 14, 2020, Jane and John Q Public will announce which stories are going to be published in 2020, along with the nominees for best" #REPORTINGWHILE awards that will be announced on June 22, 2020 outside the Santa Clara County family courthouse.
A rally calling for the Recall of Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is also planned that day where the stories of the wives, girlfriends and lovers of police officers all over Silicon Valley will be told and victims will demand the resignation of Northern California's top prosecutor, Jeff Rosen, has exhibited a pattern of protecting police brutalities for his own pollical gain since 2010.
Deadline to submit nominations for the 2020 Golden Gavel Award is June 22, 2020. Nominees will be announced in Judge McCracken's courtroom shortly after 1:30 pm. A panel of 6 lawyers and 6 local investigative reporters will announce Golden Shovel Awards for projects published or reported on prior to July 28, 2020.
All recipients of the Golden Gavel, Golden Padlock and Green Key Awards will be announced on July 28, 2020 and will be given to the law firms and reporters covering the following areas related to police misconduct and officer involved domestic violence cases.
Real Estate Law
Personal Injury Law
Reporting While Getting Arrested
Reporting While Divorced
Reporting While Pregnant
Reporting While Single
Reporting While Married
Reporting While Walking Dog
Reporting While Working From Home
Reporting On the Underground
Few family court litigants will morn the recent death of Lynne Yates Carter, a divorce attorney who reportedly expired the weekend before Mother's Day during the 2020 global pandemic and financial crisis related to the COVID-19.. Her death is shining a new light on family court corruption that has plagued California for decades.
Of all California's divorce cases conducted over the past twenty years, what Lynne Yates Carter and Tracy Duell - Cazes did to Kathey Fyke, the former wife of attorney Richard Falcone, ranks as one among the most corrupt and inhumane. Lynne Yates Carter was never held responsible for what she did to Ms. Fyke and her little boy. during a 13- year divorce case. We hope Ms. Fyke and her son find some peace in knowing Ms. Yates - Carter was ultimately disbarred just months before she died. If there is a special section in hell for divorce lawyers, Ms. Yates- Carter is certainly there, holding a place for the others who are likely to follow.
On April 28, 2017, three years before her death, Lynn Yates-Carter taught lawyers at the Santa Clara County Bar Association how to earn more in fee awards from local divorce cases. She taught the course with Judge James Towery and Judge Mary Greenwood along with Tracy Duell- Cazes, her associate in the infamous Falcone v. Fyke case, a case that weaponized the vexatious litigant laws and allowed lawyers to steal millions from community property estates in the form of fee awards while covering up domestic violence, child abuse and horrific crimes former spouses attempt to vet during a public divorce case.
Over the 20 years since Yates- Carter and Duell-Cazes acted in that case, the two are responsible for significant contributions to what has become a criminal enterprise consisting of individuals acting as lawyers, private judges, cops , court reporters and custody evaluators stealing the assets and home equity of innocent families during California divorce and custody cases.
It is well established that as part of their racketeering activities, these lawyers worked with Sheila Pott, a loan employee working for Washington Mutual during the 2008 banking scandal that assured kickbacks to judges and private owned businesses who are part of a criminal enterprise operating in the courts. .
Evaluating Undisclosed Attorney Social and Professional Relationships
The Falcone v. Fkye case became the flagship case for divorce lawyers and family court judges across California as it gave reason to drag divorce cases cases out where lawyers and court appointed experts could earn more in attorney fees abusing the opposing side through acts of showmanship that had little to do with the Rule of Law. Further, the case allowed lawyers to conceal the criminality and domestic violence patterns of their high profile clients, the worst of whom were lawyers such as Richard Falcone and later Brad Newman. For the right price, divorce clients could pay the lawyers to commit unspeakable crimes with immunity where their criminality was deflected by inciting conflict and attacking the credibility of a former spouse as the enterprise stole the assets at the center of the disputes.
As early as 2002, when Kathey Fyke's divorce case began, her neighbor, Judge William Danser was indicted for rigging the local traffic courts, His wife, Catherine Gallagher, continued the practice in the county's family courts, with impunity, where she was protected by the local DA, Jeff Rosen. In the years that followed this case, the lawyers honed their skills and mastered their cronyism by getting lawyers appointed to act as fake judges or sham minor's counsel to generate more in fees for the enterprise.
During her divorce case, Ms. Fyke was forced to represent herself. She unable to get protection from an abusive husband. Instead, she was criminally prosecuted by the local DA, Jeff Rosen, for taking $1 dollar out of an account frozen by a private judge as her former husband and Ms. Yates Carter worked to earn millions for the benefit of the criminal enterprise who supported the DA's political campaigns.
DISBARED AND DISGRACED
While complaints against Lynne Yates-Carter and other lawyers in Santa Clara County had been filed with the state bar for decades, it was not until nearly 20 years later that Yates - Carter's would finally be addressed by the bar. . Insiders report Yates- Carter, and other corrupt family law attorneys. were able to operate with impunity because of their relationship with James Towery, former s Chief Trial Counsel at the bar , where he knew of the criminality of these lawyers, and where he acted to protect them along with the local DA.
COVID-19 DRAINS FAMLIY COURT SWAMP
A persistent coronavirus is locking down county buildings and courthouses and the criminality of the lawyers and judges operating in those public forums are finally being exposed. From lawyers acting for children as minor's counsel padding their bills, to lawyers getting appointed as private judges, these crooked lawyers have been halted by shuttered courthouses and an inability to access the judges who keep their criminal enterprise running.
Lynne Yates Carter and her corrupt associate, Tracy Duell Cazes. wrote the playbook on these corrupt practices and now technology used for COVID-19 contract tracing is being used to expose the enterprise that Yates Carter helped create nearly 20 years ago, While most believe Falcone v. Fyke is the case that allows lawyers to declare a self- represented spouse to be a vexatious litigant, it is really the case that shows how Santa Clara County led the way in covering up how the lawyers are privatizing the courts and abusing children for profit.
Contact tracing related to Lynne's death has turned up far more than coronavirus super spreaders.. Emergency orders in the county have closed the courts have prevented lawyers from holding secret meetings that historically provided an important tool for the corrupt lawyers using the public courthouse to engage in their crimes. This conduct has now drawn the attention of federal investigators who are looking into family court cases where Yates Cater and her associates, including Tracy Duell Cazes and Kathryn Schlepphorst, appear to be at the center of the scandal based on their relationship with the local DA and Judge James Towery who has been issuing midnight orders to cover up human trafficking and corruption that would otherwise be exposed in the county's criminal and family courts.
In what appears to be a deathbed confession, Yates Carter revealed more details about the two decades of corruption that has plagued this single county. . Once she was disbarred, Lynne Yates Carter reportedly warned, Nicole Ford, Elise Mitchell and Sharon Roper that the COVID-19 crisis could significantly impact the enterprise as real property equity in the area dries up and court business essentially grinds to a halt. Further, Shelia Pott , a loan manager, recently lost an important appeal and is worried the loans she wrote for area lawyers and judges as kickbacks for favorable rulings in her own divorce case are now on the radar of federal investigators at the DOJ.
But Yates - Cater also exposed Jason Pintar for his role in the darkest part of the enterprise after it was revealed Pintar was involved in with Constance Carpenter, Nat Hales, Richard Roggia , Laura Perry, Catherine Gallagher and Annie Fortino in cases related to sex trafficking rings before Judge Mary Ann Grilli in 2014 and Judge Towery in 2017. Pintar appears to have teamed up with Laura Perry and Annie Fortino to cover up crimes in the southern part of the county where high paying clients have connections to the Gilroy Police , local politicians and farmers capable of trafficking laborers from Mexico through Yuma Arizona to feed workers to California's farming communities.
In the San Jose area, Yates- Carter confessed that cases involving Catherine Bechtel, David Patton, Walter Hammon , James McManis , Jim Hoover, Travis Krepelka, Julia McDowell, Irwin Joseph and Michael Smith have assisted in covering up money laundering and real estate fraud in probate matters including a case where Micheal Smith acted as a private judge for the benefit of David Patton's client who reportedly stole over $300,,000 in gold coins and cash to pay the enterprise in her divorce case that was before a private judge.
Twenty years ago, attorney Ed Mills was appointed in the Falcone v, Fyke divorce case , he never followed the law to get jurisdiction over that case, but he had no problem getting Ms. Fyke criminally prosecuted to shut her up. Ed Mills continues today to act in private judge cases where he too can earn upwards of $5 million a year in fees for his bogus services. .
A whistleblower who contacted this website noted that family law attorneys are worried COVID-19 will expose mass corruption in the family courts as information about these criminals who have been destroying families and children for at least 30 years is leaking out on social media. A court staffer has reported the corruption connects to the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support and Social Services in a manner that is bringing in the federal government including FBI agents from out of the area as local agents have been tainted by the corruption in the county that has been fuled by Silicon Valley's wealth , power and influence.
What to Do if you Are Divorcing During a Pandemic
Major news outlets regularly refuse to cover family court, but reporters including reporters from NPR, Center of Investigative Reporting, ABC, NBC and the San Francisco Chronicle have been reading this website for years. But few ever actually report what is happening inside these courtrooms.
Covid-19 and the related global pandemic and economic crisis have created a crisis in homes in every neighborhood across the globe. Now family matters will be handled differently.
For the past 30 years, lawyers and judges have acted to corrupt our courts. Lawyers in family court can appear before the same judge so often, it is impossible to not be corrupt. However, now that courthouses are closed, and law enforcement agencies appear ill- prepared to handle domestic violence. Divorcing children and their children are looking to websites such as these to navigate their deeply emotional and financial matters.
We are now going to use this platform to teach children about our family courts and the players behind them. If we can't explain family court to a 5th grader sheltering in place in the middle of Silicon Valley, then we have failed.
In the spirit of Judy Blume's best selling coming of age novel, Are you There God? , It's me Margret, we are pleased to bring you this important information. The stories contained herein come directly from the Santa Clara, Monterey, Sacramento, and Contra Costa Family Court Files dating back to 1970.
Warning: If you are an attorney, judge, lawyer, custody evaluator, court transcriptionist, baiiff or court staff member who did harm to families and children before this global pandemic, we are going to expose you here on this website in order to protect families and our legal system in the future.
What if My Mom and Dad Didn't Get Married?
In California 40% of children have parents who never get married. This can be for several reasons., In a global pandemic it can mean parents couldn't get married because churches and courthouses were closed! Whatever the reason, children of unwed parents are treated differently in California's family courts.
In California a mother presently have the full right to determine how her child's birth certificate will be written and this can matter most if parents get into fights. A mother who is abused or hurt by her child's father might decide not to put that father's name on the birth certificate. If a father doesn't know about his baby before it turns 2, California law says he is not the real dad.
If the dad is on the birth certificate, he may never know he has children. This is not much different than what we have seen during times of war. For soldiers assigned to Japan, Vietnam and Iraq, they have sometimes learned that they had babies they never knew about until those children were grown.
Perhaps the best way to explain this best is to tell you the story about a little girl named Audrie.
The Real Story of Audrie Lazarin Pott
A few months later, Audrie's mother decided to take Audrie to live with her real father, Michael Lazarin. As Audrie grew, her father surrounded her with love. He played with her, and cared for her while Sheila was at work. Her grandparents were sad they had missed their granddaughter being born, but they loved her so much, they forgot they had missed any time with her. Audrie loved them too. She loved visiting Arizona and eating food that was different than the food her mom made. When they went on trips, her grandma and grandpa loved to come too.
Audrie's mom worked a lot. She had fancy clothes and shoes and loved to go shopping. Sheila Pott was very important at work. She made lots of money and had lots of houses. Audrie liked the house her dad had best, and that was near the Rose Garden in San Jose, California. In the Rose garden her dad played with her and gave her all of his attention. Her mom was so busy with her important work, but her dad made up for it and was always there. He made her laugh, and she made him laugh too. She remembered her dad always watching over her. Always smiling and always happy. The sounds in Aurie's house were always happy. Her mom was always working. Aurie's mom was always shopping. She was always busy,
The Year Christmas Died
When Audrie was 7, she and her dad were decorating the Christmas tree. The lights sparkled the way her dad's eyes did when he looked at her. Each ornament carried a special memory and was carefully placed on the tree. Audrie knew their were presents and she couldn't wait for Santa to come. She and her papa laughed and sang songs as they hung each ornament to make the most beautiful tree Audrie would ever see.
Before they were done Audrie's mom came home. She was with another man and wanted to talk to her papa alone. After the talk Audrie had to go with the man and her mom. They drove to their other house and as they did, colorful lights dotted every house. Audrie missed her dad. " Is Papa coming in a different car? , she asked her mom.
" No" said Shelia. "
Audrie's room felt cold that night. She missed her Papa's eyes. Her mom came in before sh fell asleep, but not to read Audrie a story as Papa would do, no Audrie's mom came in and told Audrie that her Papa was not her real dad and she would not be going home.
Audrie screamed and cried for her Papa. but he did not come. In the morning, Audrie's mom told her that her grandparents weren't her real parents. In the morning Audrie's mom went to work and Audrie went to school. All day Audrie thought about her Papa. She knew he would pick her up at the end of the day. But he never did.
To Be Continued. . . . . . . . . . .
Grand Jury: College Cheating Scandal Ties Real Estate Scam to Corruption in California's Divorce and Custody Cases
Mitchell Papers and Protests Lead to Indictments
After accepting plea deals, the Henriquezs are rumored to be consulting with divorce attorneys at McManis Faulkner and Hoover Krepelka Law Firms. The cheating scandal is rumored to be a " boom for Silicon Valley divorce lawyers". Sources report Silicon Valley divorce attorneys have been overheard discussing new potential clients flooding into their offices and how these lawyers are planning on ratcheting up overbilling and deceptive business practices that will include: duping clients into private judging cases and kissing up to get court appointments as minor's counsel and custody evaluators in divorce or custody cases.
REAL ESTATE SCAM EXPOSED: Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer Indicted Exposes DA Office and Supervisor Corruption
While seemingly unrelated, the indictment and disbarment of Contra Costa County DA Mark Peterson appears to have unraveled systemic corruption in California's courts and politics that reveals systemic failures that have harmed families and two generations of children.
A former Contra Costa County Grand Jury involved in a CPS investigation, provided an off record account of how a grand jury investigation linked public corruption in Solano, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Orange County to lawyer- doctor and former Contra Costa Supervisor Jeff Smith, who is now the county executive in Santa Clara County:
May 2018- Grand Jurors were first alerted to problems when parents marched on the streets of the sleepy Bay Area bedroom community of Walnut Creek. No arrests were made , but over 500 parents picketed, marched and protested from a community park to the steps of a courthouse where they claimed corrupt CPS workers and three female judges were involved in trafficking children after their parents were forced through a corrupt court system. Judges at the focus of the march were Fannin, Hardie and Haight .
Summer 2018- Judge Bruce Mills, reportedly been on the take for bribes delivered in the form of real estate deals and cash kickbacks assured by nefarious slumlord John Evilsizor , resigned from the Contra Costa bench after the CJP closed in on Mills in a 5th investigation related to the improper jailing of Evilsizor's former son- in-law in a custody case Mills presided over for several years.
This was also the time when parents returned to Contra Costa and marched on the streets of Martinez, through the downtown , civic center, the steps of the courthouse and where they pounded on the doors of the District Attorney's Office, despite DA Mark Peterson having been indicted, disgraced and disbarred a year earlier.
September 2018- it was revealed that DA Mark Peterson had been working to catch and kill complaints about county assessor Gus Kramer, a corrupt politician who reportedly turned a blind eye when it came to real estate complaints arising from the county's family court cases.
February 2019- Parents had garnered enough support to get the recall of Judges Hardie, Fannin and Haight on the local ballot, but an attack and complaint filed to the FPPC by a judge lobbyist derailed the plan. The lobbyist reportedly focused on the Contra Costa group because of the wide spread media attention the group got, and following the landslide vote in Santa Clara County, that had recalled Judge Persky on June 5, 2018, after a successful political campaign was led by Stanford professor Michele Dauber.
HOW THEY GET THE FAMILY HOME
Converting home equity into cash for attorney fees in divorce cases was something that had been mastered in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, but Contra Costa was late to the Silicon Valley home equity party, given its more remote location and longer commute to the Google, Facebook and other tech giant campuses.
As parents picketed and protested in Contra Costa, they fought judicially corrupt family courts in Solano County by launching a recall of Judge Carringer in 2017, which did not go to vote, and which was turned into an impeachment request to the State Assembly in April of 2018.
It was in Santa Clara County, where Jeff Smith hung his new employment shingle, that Stanford University Law Professor Michele Dauber launched a successful political campaign to recall Judge Aaron Persky. It is said that from 2016- 2018 Dauber had the help and assistance of DA Jeff Rosen, DDA Terry Harman. Alaleh Kianerci, Cindy Hendrickson and Luis Ramos, but she also had the help of executives at Google, Facebook and Twitter based on connections her husband Ken Dauber had as a Google executive serving on as a Board Member on the Palo Alto School District. It is also believed that Dauber had assistance from the Supervisors, Cindy Chavez, Joe Smitian, Ken Yeager, Dave Cortese and Mike Wasserman, who allowed DA Rosen to let angry #metoo mobs drown out parents seeking to bring attention to the county's unscrupulous judges including Judge Maureen Folan, Judge Vincent Chiarello, Judge James Towery, Judge Mary Ann Grilli, Judge Julie Emede, Judge Roberta Hyashi, Judge Beth McGowan, Judge McCracken, Judge Cynthia Lie, and Judge Stuart Scott.
By early 2017, court clerk David Yamasaki had moved from Santa Clara's courts, to Orange County, where he was reportedly working to cover up construction fraud and family court fraud arising from the county's private judging cases before retired Judge David Weinberg, Judge Moss, Judge Larsh and Judges employed through JAMS . No recalls had occurred in Orange County however former DA Tony Rackauckas was ousted by voters who put Todd Spitzer in the DA's office as voters demanded Spitizer begin looking at the county's family courts and real estate scandals rising from the family courts.
Grand Juror Leaks Investigation Techniques
" We interviewed the parents and protest organizers" , explained the former Contra Costa Grand Juror, " That led us to issue the CPS report by the summer of 2019"
A copy of the report can be seen at this link.
"Simultaneously we looked at the county assessor where these corrupt real estate deals appeared to be being concealed and protected. We knew Gus Kramer had an alliance with the former DA Mark Peterson, and once Peterson was disbarred and indicted, Kramer had no more shield, so we nailed him."
As to the systemic corruption, the former Grand Juror had this to say:
" Look we know it is bad, but we are not the worst. The worst corruption is coming from Santa Clara and Orange Counties. The State Bar, and all of the watchdogs charged with protecting the public are afraid to touch those counties, after all, they have planted Google. Facebook and Twitter investors, founders and shareholders in their courts, contracts and Supervisor's pockets.
"It was an interview we did with a former hospital employee who was familiar with Jeff Smith that made us realize how dangerous Santa Clara County has become and we just couldn't go there".
Mitchell Papers: Real Estate Corruption Linked to Family Court Lawyers and Judges
Before ending the interview, the former Grand Juror noted they had reviewed what are being called the Mitchell Papers. The papers show cash payments made to cops, judges and lawyers like something out of a Chicago mobster movie. The local bar association appears to be the shell organization feeding the enterprise where billions, NOT millions, of dollars are being converted in family law cases to pay lawyers who are paying off judges, private judges and other lawyers by paying down home equity lines of credit on the homes, rental properties and vacation homes of those operating what is clearly a criminal enterprise.
For example, the county assessor in Santa Clara, Larry Stone, is known for his flagrant extra marital affairs, yet the grand jury, DA and Supervisors have left Larry Stone alone. Stone, who started out in small level government in Sunnyvale, became obsessed with power and connections to the Democratic party in the county. A party that essentially runs the state. Stone also continued to flaunt his extra martial relationships which have been actively concealed from his wife by Walter Hammon's wife, Meri Maben, and newly elected Supervisor Susan Ellenberg.
Stone, who is nearly 80, had a home nearly paid off, but now carries a $600K loan. It is rumored that Jeff Smith's right hand man, Steve Preminger, assures these loans are paid off with deferred payments when nobody is watching, and it is divorce attorney Walter Hammon who is brining in divorce clients high level Silicon Valley connections at YouTube, Paypal, Facebook, Google Twitter , Nvidia and even the Department of Justice that makes sure this enterprise remains in tact and meeting bribe and payment obligations.
Steve Preminger, Jeff Smith's top aide, was recently reported as working with tech and social media executives to assure Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese could knock out his political opponents by shadow banning social media accounts and burying political adversaries or court reform candidates in search engines powered by Google.
In closing, the grand juror noted:
"All local governments have the potential to be corrupted. When the grand jury doesn't look, the DA's don't indict and the Supervisors or city managers are complicit, the courts will be corrupted and people will rise up and march in the streets as they did in our sleepy little town of Walnut Creek. We tried to do something about it, I hope it wasn't too little , or too late."
Timeline Indicates: Stanford University Professor Michele Dauber Set Up Judge Persky for Recall as Chanel Miller (Emily Doe) Gets 60- Minute Interview and Book Deal
Cindy Hendrickson Email - dated December 2, 2016
Timeline Links Sex Trafficking & Election Rigging to Family Court
2015: In an effort to mirror Orange County's snitch program that was the key in getting DA Tony Rackauckas removed in the 2018 election, Court Clerk David Yamasaki reportedly met with prosecutors when he traveled from Santa Clara to study Orange County's snitch program.
Meanwhile the court PIO, Joe Macaluso, traveled to San Diego where he consulted on how to earn more for private lawyers acting in private judge cases, but disguised his trip as a training for dogs in the courthouse at taxpayer expense. One might wonder when they last saw a dog in a courthouse to require such training.
Armed information, DA Jeff Rosen went to work with his inner circle to move Victim Witness Services under his management and control and cover up domestic violence cases that were embarrassing to Silicon Valley tech executives or 49er managers whose players were being arrested for domestic violence.
It is believed 2015 was the year DA Jeff Rosen designed a scheme to show his power and ability to rig local courts and the media.
District Attorney Jeff Rosen Eyes Two High Profile Cases for the Scheme- Rosen settles on ruining Judge Persky.
The Set Up:
As Rosen claimed the local Sheriff had failed to properly serve 49er football players with restraining orders so they could be prosecuted for violating restraining orders, family court judges selectively allowed the prosecution of domestic violence cases in family court depending on the private lawyers involved. Simply stated the folks with the money to pay the most corrupt lawyers could prosecute their former spouses for domestic violence. As Mr. Rosen looked the other way, these lawyers began to increase private lawyer profits by hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
This also created a boon for criminal defense lawyers in the area who would be willing to throw cases in criminal court in return for getting paid to defend spouses in family court where they earn 20 times more than they earn in a criminal defense case.
In family court arrests are not needed because one parent prosecutes the other if they can pay a family lawyer to help them. Criminal defense lawyers in Santa Clara County in on the scheme appear to be Alan Nudelman, Tom Nolan, Dmitry Stadlin, Dan Jensen and Allen Ruby. The price for Mr. Ruby's services will cost a family law litigant $1250 an hour, a price Mr. Rosen is all to happy to make sure folks have to pay.
Josh Bentley contributes to Jeff Rosen's political campaigns and pays for golfing and dining out to assure Mr. Rosen and his staff don't bring messy little DV or sexual assault charges against members of the NFLs 49er organization.
2016- SCHEME TO RIG LOCAL ELECTIONS
As early as June 2016, whistleblowers at Google, Facebook and Twitter alleged Stanford University professor Michele Dauber and her husband Ken Dauber were experimenting with social media manipulation. Using tech and mainstream media contacts, the Daubers reportedly rode the #metoo momentum that ignited after Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election.
Jeff Rosen climbed onto the Dauber train knowing having the powerful allies would protect his 2018 campaign.
Dauber set her sights on Judge Persky to demonstrate her power. She met with people who begged Dauber to include judge Chairello in her battle. Dauber would not be distracted from her goal,
Judge Towery was brought to Dauber's attention, and still the Dauber machine was laser focused on inflaming voters over one case and one judge.
Dauber's scheme included finding the perfect case and the perfect victim. A book deal and a slot on 60 Minuets for the victim from the Brock Turner sexual assault case where Chanel Miller revealed herself during a 2019 publicity stunt in advance of the release of her new book; Know my Name.
Dauber's collusion with Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen and the inner circle in the DA's office, including; Terry Harman, Luis Ramos and Cindy Hendrickson began in the summer of 2016, just one year after Brock Turner's arrest.
Public records show Rosen allowed thousands of hours of staff time to help Dauber get facts to defend her mission. Emails, seminars and rallies incited women who had been victimized by sexual assault at anytime in their lives. Michele Dauber was using the press and the local prosecutors to incite hate through intense and pent up emotion.
Local voters and taxpayers duped by Michele Dauber and the engineered story of Emily Doe, Recalled Judge Aaron Persky on June 5, 2019 . On that day every criminal defense attorney and every person ever screwed over in court focused their anger on Persky, who had started his career in Santa Clara County's family court where he was known to not be as corrupt as others, but where he used his power to jail spouses and fail to follow most family law, but where he never was known to sanction lawyers or report them to the state bar.
Did Dauber Cheat Silicon Valley Taxpayers and real victims of the county's family courts?
By 2016 Mr. Rosen had full supervision of the county's Victim Witness Services where he excluded victims of domestic violence who presented their cases in family court and through local non-profit agencies who received funding from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Whistleblowers inside those agencies reported family court judges including James Towery, Vincent Chiarello, Mary Ann Grilli, Mary Arand, Patricia Lucas, Margret Folan, Commissioner Irwin Joseph and Drew Takaichi were some of the most corrupt and evil judges in the state.
As Rosen released rapists in the streets, offered plea deals to illegal immigrants capable of murder, he focused the full weight of his office on Brock Turner and the anger he saw directed toward white men as Donald Trump became President at the end of 2016.
Getting voters to hate white men and women like Laurie Smith, could only be done if Rosen worked with Dauber to secure his own political future. So , with an eye to the 2018 election Dauber and Rosen colluded to rig Silicon Valley's most important local elections.
EMAILS Obtained under California's Public Records Act Show Dauber and Rosen Scheming in 2016
As the Public Focused on Persky, Rosen's Employees Were Trafficking Underaged Women Sexually Assaulted by Police Officers in Richmond, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
COURT CLERK DAVID YAMASAKI REPORTEDLY STOLE FROM FAMILY COURT CONSTRUCTION SITE, THEN WENT TO HEAD PRIVATE JUDGE JAMS SCAM IN ORANGE COUNTY
Scam Exposed when Former DA Victim Claims Supervisor Saher Stephan Lands In Family Court
From 2016- 2018 Michele Dauber Worked with DDA Alaleh Kianerci to Draft the Famed Emily Doe Letter
After leaving the Santa Clara County DA's office Medved landed in family court where kickbacks for her loyalty come in the form of court appointments and fee orders.
Medved, along with the help of Cindy Hendrickson, assured Alaleh Kianerci not only a win in the Brock Turner sexual assault case, but a chance to become California Attorney General. The scheme became most visible on September 22, 2019 when Alaleh Kianerci appeared on 60- minuets as a champion for sexual assault victims everywhere.
Rosen Using Chanel Miller for His Scheme
Court Watchers Learn County Counsel Ward Penfold, James Williams and Michael Rossi Involved in Sex Trafficking Cases Connected with Family Courts
Pintar has been reported for placing victims in the county's highest profile divorce cases in private judging where the victims report unconscionable duress and financial harm.
In her interview on 60 minuets, Chanel Miller described on day in court facing her abuser. That emotional distress doesn't come close to the duress family court judges impose on victims of domestic violence who must endure facing their abusers for decades in the family courts where private lawyers burn through millions of dollars in a family court case.
Victims the DA Jeff Rosen Leaves Behind
In a wash, rinse , repeat case management once seen in 2012, with the suicide of Audrie Pott, Jeff Rosen used the Brock Turner case and a corrupt alliance with Stanford University professor Michele Dauber to rig the local courts and the elections in Santa Clara in 2018, where Mr. Rosen sealed his own re-election and reported to his inner circle he plans to use the Brock Turner case and the power of the Dauber media machine to become President in 2024. Meanwhile, Dauber who is reportedly undergoing cancer treatments is using a PACT with undisclosed donors profiting from Emily Doe ( Chanel Miller) to fund her lavish lifestyle, complete with vacation homes and national media tours. A far cry from the 1998 bankruptcy she and husband Ken faced in 1998 after dealing with their own incestuous sex abuse aftermath. A bankruptcy filed by former DA employee Saher Staphan , which was concealed from Mr. Stephan's wife in a family court proceeding where Judge James Towery and Judge McGowan seemed unconcerned with staying the family court's financial proceedings.
Most upsetting to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are the leaks that Jeff Rosen is seeking to investigate Sheriff Laurie Smith to deflect attention from his office and public corruption involving judges in the court where Mr. Rosen's wife works trafficking kids in juvenile and CP cases.
2019 San Martin Rape Reported;
" Sheriff Smith called me after the 2019 rape, so did Michele Dauber. Dauber did nothing after that call. No help, no media and no push on the DA. My rapist was released before a 24 hour hold that was permitted under the law. So I reached out to the media. Then my rapist was arrested.
Jeff Rosen would not do anything for rape victims unless Michele Dauber was behind helping that victim. Sheriff Smith and all of her deputies helped me more than any other people in the county. All Jeff Rosen and his staff Terry Harman and Kasey Halcon offered me was a $250 cash card as my husband's divorce lawyer started trying to discredit me in a domestic violence case I had to bring myself in the family court before Judge Cindy Hendrickson because I had no money and no services from the county's Victim Witness Services. I didn't get any of the therapy Chanel Miller described she got to testify one day in court before Brock Turner".
If it looks unfair, it probably is.
If it feels unfair, it probably is.
If you think your rights have been violated, they probably were.
If if you think they will stop harming families and children, they won't , unless they are exposed in the Court of Public Opinion.
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