Stanford University Law School was hoping this video would not be found. It was.
This video connects Judge Zayner of the Santa Clara County Superior Court with the recent college cheating scandal and implicates him in a criminal medical fraud scam involving Stanford University hospitals.
A criminal investigation is now underway to see if Zayner used his power and position as an elected judge to rig probate and divorce cases as well as civil cases involving Medicare Fraud and antitrust activity in the area's medical industry.
Zayner's wife, Dawn Neisser, was recently overheard talking about this 2012 video and how she and her husband used to skinny dip and do drugs with others on the campus in a manner that would be considered highly embarrassing to a sitting judge. Zayner's involvement in the pharmaceutical industry and Stanford Healthcare is also drawing attention following the exposure of the College Cheating Scandal, where Zayner reportedly violated the law and refused to recuse himself in cases where he was trying to rig outcomes to benefit is almamater.
A review of Zayner's family law and probate cases show Zayner, through his associations with the Inns of Court, Judge Zayner provided favors and favorable rulings to lawyers with a Stanford degree. In the county's divorce, probate and conservatorships, Zayner allowed court fiduciaries and private judges to take over money management of the elderly and disabled in a manner that resulted in the conversion of estates to Zayner's closest Stanford University buddies.
An investigative report by the San Jose Mercury News, highlighted some of the worst cases, but what Zayner did in the county's divorce cases may have been worse.
Known for his stoic bench conduct, Zayner may have not been the legal mind he wanted the public to believe. A core group of local judges, lawyers, Stanford professors tapped Zayner years ago. His political rise in the courts appears to directly correlate to family and probate cases where "winners" became big donors to Stanford's hefty endowment., or Stanford Hospital.
Former clerks and interns secretly kept files of Zayner's contacts. Those contacts are now being cross-referenced with others indicted in the college cheating scandal, as Zayner's family law and civil cases are getting a new look.
The investigation has also brought scrutiny to Judge Lori Pegg, the county's family court presiding judge and former County Counsel for Santa Clara County. Pegg and Zayner have reportedly been working in concert to cover up scandalous child support abuses, and protect Stanford University professors who were charged with child abuse and domestic violence in their divorce cases. Worse Lori Pegg and Theodore Zayner appear to have been working to toss out civil cases involving police misconduct, in order to save the county billons in embarrassing lawsuits.
Zayner was also the subject of a recall effort in the summer of 2016, but a secret deal with Stanford Professor Michele Dauber and Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen saw that recall foiled and Persky recalled instead.
All those dots are now being connected and Judge Zayner, known for favorable rulings for Stanford lawyers, and in cases where Stanford alum will benefit, as Zayner remained silent on judges engaging in misconduct may get a new look.
The innocent video produced by a sitting Judge's wife, may not be as innocent as Judge Zayner would like it to be as a core group of disgruntled parents and students set out to do the investigation the courts refuse to do.
If you had judge Zayner in a probate, divorce or conservatorship case- email us at: CalJohnQPublic@gmail.com