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. .
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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.