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.
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