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.