Courts Closed: Judges Hold Midnight Hearings To Sell Off Properties in Probate and Innocent Spouse Cases
As mainstream media distracts the general public with presidential politics, and bogus stories sourced through divorce lawyers, California courts announce closures, as state court employees are being directed to reject court filings, back date ex court filings, shred documents and delay court reporter transcripts to secretly clear backlogs, and secure more state and federal funding in a post pandemic era.
Whistleblowers in state court management report police reform cries have dried up investment in private prisons, and peripheral services for the criminal justice system so court insiders are looking to find investments in private businesses that benefit from corrupt legal rulings in probate and family court. This includes investment in medical services for mental health programs funded by judges ordering psyche evaluations on parents involved in custody disputes, accounting services for complex divorce mattes, and reunification camps and services such as Rand Rand’s Family Bridges and programs related to Rececca Bailey and Mariam Gallindo. For years these businesses were building in secret as orders from private judges provided a steady stream of income. Now judges and court staff in need of supplementing their income are looking to expand their investment in these businesses, at the expense of harming families forced to access the courts in divorce, probate or CPS cases during the pandemic.
The Mitchell Papers have revealed a connection to a criminal defense attorney in Orange County whose client is reportedly linked to a hack that found backdoor downloads running to clear court backlogs and collect data from court files that is being sold to private companies in Silicon Valley and Orange County at an unprecedented rate. These companies are selling off data scraped from the court files by sole source contractors handling IT in family, probate and bankruptcy courts with a heavy focus on real estate, California’s golden vault. .
Using mainstream media in the Bay Area, Jim Hoover of the Hoover Krepelka law firm is working outside of court with charities and private businesses to attract Silicon Valley donors involved in divorce cases to invest in these businesses and secret the investments from a former spouse by holding funds in his trust or moving them through connections he holds on various advisory committees. Hoover's law firm , Hoover Krepelka , is located in San Jose, and routinuely teaches lawyers how to obstruct discovery during a divorce of custody case. Walter Hammon and his son Cory have been invovled in cases where judges and police officers have concealed serious fraud from not only an opposing spouse, but from the public as the cases are kept buried in sealed files, a tactic initiated by the infamous Phil Hammer while he was associated with the law firm Hoge Fenton.
In Orange County, attorneys Keith Dolnick, and David Erza, are reportedly working behind the scenes with Keith’s brother, Judge Jeremy Dolnick, to assure private judge David Weinberg, Judge Sarmiento, and Judge Gaffney orchestrate the transfer of data through private judge, arbitration and mediation services used in JAMS cases overseeing Silicon Valley’s and Southern California’s legal disputes where arbitration clauses are mandated in most user applications as well as attorney retainer agreements.
JAMS is a private judge- mediation and arbitration busienss that has expaned full throtle into divorce cases where information related to real estate, secutiries and private tech companies is secreted from the public and competitors when those assets are at the center of a divorce or custody case. Erika Jayne, the reality tv starfrom Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is reportedly lining up JAMS finest lawyers in her divorce from Thomas Giardi. The couple is reportedly shedding assets and real estate in thier divorce case as a shield for related bankrupcy and civil cases where Thomas' law firm, Giardi Keese, the firm depcited in the Erin Brocovich film, is facing bankruptcy and a flood of lawsuits from clients who were fleeced in recent years.
Thomas' brother has reportedly filed for conservatorship, claiming Thomas at 81 is no longer capable of making his own decisions after plundering most of the couple's wealth in recent years. Civil suits are being filed agianst the lawyer and his partners, along with a federal bankrupcy filing, all of which is complicating the divorce. JAMS insiders claim Ms. Jayne is getting help from lawyers at JAMS in protecting and concealing assets from plaintiffs in those suits.
During the pandemic, Judges in all California courts are pressuring litigants to use mediation and settlement options, where information is being secretly collected and stored through Zoom and Microsoft meetings. Judges prefer getting cases out of the courtrooms as the pandemic has resuled in their courtrooms being recorded on public access lines. Sharon Roper, who was brought into the Santa Clara County courts as former CEO David Yamasaki departed, is reportedly gathering information on real estate and securities involved in family law cases in Santa Clara where judges are sending her cases under the auspices of being a “Settlement Conference “ Officer.
Orange County CEO David Yamasaki, who was formerly in Santa Clara where he contracted much of California’s court IT sole source contractors, has been found to be brokering private investor and VC firm deals for private investments that will provide staggering returns for judges and their family members who invest in a manner that avoids financial disclosure laws. Yamasaki was reportedly stealing construction and landscape materials for his personal use during the building of the new county family courthouse. Court staff believed to have leaked information related to court corruption, are now being laid off or furloughted during the pandemic in retalation for reporting Yamasaki's theft.
According to the Mitchell Papers leaked by Santa Clara County family law attorney Elise Mitchell, Maggie Desmond of Hoge Fenton in San Jose, is curating lists of potential private donors obtained from court files secretly collected by court attorney Sharon Roper in settlement or private judging sessions. The information is being curated into lists of real estate holdings disclosed in all family and probate cases, that can be sold off by a single judge’s order. The lists show thousands of homes being sold off in the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County communities for pennies on the dollar and secreted during court closures blamed on the pandemic.
As court insiders prepare for the end of the pandemic and courts are forced to reopen for business, a flood of unlawful detainer cases are expected to be bundled into loan packages for private investors willing to prey on the misfortune of those displaced from housing during a divorce, probate or custody dispute.
The Mitchell Papers link court CEO Rebecca Fleming more closely to the corruption. Fleming came to the courts in Santa Clara to replace Yamasaki back in 2017, as he moved to Orange County. Fleming was charged with silencing protestors, securing sole source IT contracts and plugging leaks from court employees with the help of the president of the Court Employee Association, who currently has a divorce and custody case in Santa Clara before Judge Towery. As that matter was pending, Fleming has reportedly used court employee information, with cross reference to social media accounts, to determine which employees might reach out to reporters or government officials to expose in a manner that would excpose the private investment scam.
Grandma’s House Get's Sold- Collusion with County Government
As counties across the state face financial troubles brought on the pandemic. new property tax laws in California will greatly shift wealth from families as counties begin taxing properties inherited when grandma and grandpa die. Courts are collecting Santa Clara County COVID data and court files to cross reference properties likely to be sold off in a probate or divorce case well in advance of unlawful detainer, tax liens or bank algorithms detect financial distress so these properties can be bundled as a preinvestment package. Data collected from these cross references are also alerting counites to programs that can detect potential revenue from code enforcement violations counties are using to cash in on revenue to fill budget shortfalls.
During the pandemic, courts are appearing to be largely closed, but judges are continuing to issue orders that remove families from properties in advance of those properties being bundled into loan and security packages for investors.
Criminal defense law firms, working through Monterey County attorney William Crawford, and Orange County lawyers, are reportedly orchestrating data collection through notices for court appearances that are being required by Zoom or audio access during the pandemic. Data from phones used to call into these proceedings is being collected by prosecutors and government lawyers where counties are required to provide legal services at taxpayer expense. These lists are being packaged for investors eyeing law firms shifting focus to white collar crimes, where prosecutions for these crimes are expected to increase following the recent US Capitol riots and summer protects related to Black Lives Matters, after being ignored for decades.
Los Altos based charity founder Ruth Patrick Darlene has been reportedly working with the ADZ law firm, Jim Hoover, Keith Dolnick, Mark Erickson, Debra Crawford, Nicole Ford, Sean Onderick and Bill Dresser, to collect data for real estate and security investors. Ruth has been collecting this data since 2009 when she invested $4 million, she took from a bank account prior to her own divorce case that was held before private judge Catherine Gallagher. Through JAMS, she is now actively linked to Orange County family courts and probation where she is generating referrals for lawyers in that area.
Aftrer using the $4 million Ruth stole from her ex-husband by making false domestic violence cliams against him, Ruth became indispensable to investors in Silicon Valley as she has spent the last 10 years gathering data from Silicon Valley’s most affluent families while operating a sham non- profit, WomenSV, a charity claiming to provide services for women involved in domestic violence matters in the area’s wealthiest communities. Ruth reached out to private businesses and real estate developers under the guise of seeking donations, when she was actually collecting data on the state’s wealthiest landowners and potential investors.
Data collected by Ruth has been used to point investors to distressed properties years before banks become aware of risky loans and commercial real estate investments. Ruth also was known to work with brokers on SEC matters that were secreted during family law matters handled by large firms during complex divorce cases.
In the name of “therapy “and support, Ruth, along with attorneys Nicole Ford, Sean Onderick , Elise Mitchell, David Patton and Jim Hoover have been rushing women claiming to be victims of domestic violence through the charity and private law firms where their assets are identies are sold off in “reinvestment packages "Ruth helps broker with the help of Los Altos based politicians, accountants and school administrators.
The recent presidential election has brought a change to party rule, with Democrats controlling the house, senate and White House. In California, the power grab for democrats is creeping through the courts and legal systems from Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco, to Orange and San Diego, areas that once were predominately Republican , but that are now being “displaced” as the new power regime weaves into the courts that are more political than lawful.
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?
Men and women seeking help in domestic violence cases quickly find incompetent or corrupt lawyers. Good lawyers immediately assist in filing a temporary restraining order, request, support and attorney fees then settle a case qucikly, with the doemstic violence being allowed to cool down so spouses can safely go their separate ways.
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 :
If you have money, community owned businesses or equity in the family home, your divorce is ripe for the family court mafia. This is not a gender issue, it is incited by divorce lawyers and fueled by court corruption no mainstream media will expose. Here is how to detect it before it is too late:
Too Late Once A Divorce Is Filed
If your spouse files for divorce and drains the bank accounts, or sets up a domestic violence case to get you thrown out of the house , it may be too late.
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
Divorce Attorney Sean Onderick is known for tossing business to custody evaluator Michael Kerner. He also assures lawyers Heather Allan, Hector Moreno, Nicole Ford , Constance Carpenter and Bradford Baugh get a steady stream of income from families. He has worked with civil attorney William Dresser for years and the two were known by their own staff to inflate bills to clients and to protect the county from whistleblower complaints. One such complaint revealed the county was inflating foster care numbers in CPS cases while billing for children for "ghost children" . Meaning children who do not actually exist, but where the county gets federal funds to pay for the needs of these phantom children.
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
Divorcing spouses are dealing with COVID, court delays and pressure from divorce lawyers to use lawyers as private judges in divorce and custody cases. Private judge cases are supposed to be open proceedings but are regularly pitched to middle class and wealthy couples as being confidential
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
Jenny noticed Ruth's obsession with fundraising in Silicon Valley's wealthiest communities. Each year Ruth held her own event known as the Gilded Cage Fundraiser. Little did victims of domestic violence know Ruth was secretly recording them at these events and sending their photos around to Silicon Valley's most powerful businessmen and perverts, Jenny finally got suspicious when one of the private security firms Ruth regularly pitched in support meetings asked if Jenny would be willing to wear a wire and entrap men for sex , that would be filmed and used to extort them in their divorce cases or political careers.
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.
Buying Off the Local DA
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.
Lawyers Leaking Information
WomenSV victims who sought help from attorney Jim Hoover faired the worse. Cases involving Hoover and Nicole Ford , the lawyer pitched as Ruth Patrick's go to DV expert, saw the most fees going to opposing lawyers. In this case, Hoover represented a victim from WomenSV, but reportedly sold the victim's confidential papers to her husband's attorney. The husband was awarded the family home and full custody of the couple's children shortly after Hoover leaked the paperwork and emails , a work around for formal discovery.
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
A sampling of over 1000 divorce clients found that less than 40% of licensed family law attorneys are providing fee agreements to their clients. When most folks hire a divorce attorney , it is the first time they have ever consulted with an attorney. It is up to the attorney, not the client, to walk them through a fee agreement. Fee agreements tell a client what they can expect. It lets a client know an hourly rate and other costs that can appear on a lawyer's bill. These agreements also indicate if you ever have disputes with your lawyer, if the lawyer carries malpractice insurance , or if you will be required to arbitrate your disputes, If a lawyer carries malpractice insurance, it greatly improves the odds you will get paid in a lawsuit if your lawyer doesn't follow the Rules of Professional Conduct.
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.
If ever a lawyer is only willing to represent you on a Limited Scope bias, you are going to get robbed. Limited Scope representation means your attorney isn't responsible for representing you in a general scope capacity. They will explain it to mean what ever they want it to be, They use these agreements to deflect formal State Bar investigations This is also a way for an attorney to hide the fact they are representing a client.
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.
Family courthouses shuttered by COVID-19 has resulted in frustrated clients firing divorce lawyers and resolving their cases the good old fashioned way: without lawyers. Financial and emotional pressure related to the global pandemic has seen lawyers reaching for weed, alcohol and prescription drugs to self- medicate. The state bar has known of these issues for decades, and has done little to protect the public from lawyers openly engaging in criminal activity.
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
For the past five years this website has been run by an all volunteer team trying to bring attention to California's family courts. Each month thousands of reporters, lawyers and divorcing spouses have come to this site trying to understand what has been happening in divorce courts across the country.
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?
Marriages are different all over the world. Some people get married in the churches they have belonged to all of their lives, and some get married in a courthouse. Marriage is deeply personal and involves the culture, history and family of parents that happened long before they have a child.
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
Most little girls are given the last name of their father. When Audrie was born on May 23, 1997 her mother decided to put a man, Larry Pott, on Audrie's birth certificate and Audrie went home to live with her mother, and Larry.
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
Aurdrie loved that she looked like her dad. She could see his soul smiling back at her each time she looked in his eyes. She could feel his love always staring back at her. Everything she did with her dad felt happy, safe and comfortable.
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
For people who have lost their homes and their children due to a California divorce or custody case in the past two decades, it might not come as a surprise that a federal investigation into a college cheating scandal that snapped up power couples including Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez of Atherton, CA as well as celebrity moms Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman is now connected to real estate scams and criminal lawyers operating in the state's family courts. it is also connected to one grand jury investigation of Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer, and here is how courts are covering up what they are doing in California when it comes to family homes.. . . . . . .
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
District Attorney Jeff Rosen Eyes Two High Profile Cases for the Scheme- Rosen settles on ruining Judge Persky.
The Set Up:
Setting up the Local Sheriff: As the Santa Clara County DA aggressively prosecuted Brock Turner, Rosen let other criminals pour into the street or hide in plain sight.
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.
DAUBER CREATED AN ANGRY MOB OF #METOO VOTERS AIMED AT RECALLING JUDGE PERSKY
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
As mainstream media insisted the Emily Doe letter was written by the victim in the Brock Turner case, emails produced to local reporters in March of 2019 show a different story. The emails were circulated to academics and journalists who are reviewing the emails. The Attorney General and the Department of Justice are also involved investigating Dauber and Rosen for election fraud, and improper governmental activity after it appeared Dauber was using her position on the Stanford University campus to cover up sexual abuse cases with the help of former prosecutor Deborah Medved, as the mainstream media was diverted with Dauber's efforts on Persky.
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
As Chanel Miller , AKA Emily Doe, appeared on 60 Minuets, Rosen reportedly told his wife, a family court judge, that his plan was almost complete. DDA Alaleh Kianerci is now posed to overtake the AG position in the next election and Rosen's snitches and moles are moving in to take out Sheriff Laurie Smith, the only other woman who poses a threat to Rosen's future political career.
Court Watchers Learn County Counsel Ward Penfold, James Williams and Michael Rossi Involved in Sex Trafficking Cases Connected with Family Courts
On September 24, 2019, Court Watchers in the Santa Clara County Superior Court overheard government lawyers discussing how to protect a criminal enterprise operating out of family courts in Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Orange County. A rape case, a family court case before Judge Cindy Hendrickson and a freelance reporter threatened to expose the enterprise that had safely operated in the county for the past 20 years. County lawyer Michael Rossi was overheard calling private lawyers to alert them to the problems after Rossi photographed and recorded a meeting his colleague, Ward Penfold, during a mediation in a public court hallway. A copy of illegal photos and other communications were found by investigators that same day from the offices of Sean Onderick, Jason Pintar, Heather Allan, Annie Fortino, Jim Hoover, Sharon Roper, Travis Krepelka, Richard Roggia, Bill Dok, Valerie Houghton, Elise Mitchell and Jason Pintar. These documents reveal how family court lawyers and judges are operating to assist Jeff Rosen with his domestic violence conviction stats by secreting real domestic violence cases in the family court where victims must pay or lose the right to protection.
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".
From Sacramento's sleazy Paula Salinger sleeping with Judge Matthew Gary to Judge Mize ripping children from Grandparent's Q has been overwhelmed with over 200 emails in the past month following a report from the State Auditor claiming state watchdogs have failed to protect the public when it comes to bad judges and lawyers. Q will begin posting your emails to better connect you in each county, by judge, lawyer , CPS or custody evaluator issue. Please do not put anything in the email that would reveal the litigants or case. Briefly identify your issue. the judge and the lawyers involved. Q is monitoring how self- represented litigants are being treated by family court judges, and is tracking unethical lawyers. Santa Clara , LA. and Orange County are rising in corruption claims.
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What does a jailhouse snitch have in common with a divorce attorney? The FBI and reporters at Orange County Register are investigating that very question in a collaborative investigation of Orange County family and criminal courts.
In late 2016 Santa Clara County helped smuggle several snitches out of state in an effort to cover up crimes committed by police officers all over the state of California.
As early as 1994 , district attorney Tony Rackauckas obtained jailhouse and courthouse recordings that documented some of the worst crimes committed by cops and lawyers acting in the local courts. Cops who raped victims and kids, judges who sodomized little boys and elaborate networks of divorce lawyers, cops, judges and custody evaluators who trafficked children into sex slavery or abusive homes for some of the wealthiest families in California. The recordings were even used to prosecute Santa Clara County DA Alan Nudelman who attempted to prosecute a cop for raping his partner. The recordings also exposed what was happening in divorce cases involving Facebook, Oracle, Google and Yahoo executives where hundreds of millions of dollars were paid to lawyers and private judges, as mainstream media informally placed a blackout on covering these cases.
By the early 2000s the a criminal enterprise had expanded into Silicon Valley and signs of that enterprise were largely ignored. A young mother working for Oracle jumped to her death because of her divorce, and no media covered it. Another mother could not afford to pay to fight to protect her daughter from an abusive father, and no media would cover it. That father later drugged, raped and killed his own daughter and cops in the San Joaquin Valley just watched as many were involved in similar crimes themselves.
Wives married to men trafficking drugs as was exposed by San Jose Mercury Reporter Gary Webb in the 1990s were screaming for attention, and no media covered it. Much of this was captured on the Rackauckas recordings, that until now remained largely a secret.
By 2016 court clerk David Yamasaki was operating a machine of corruption that took homes from families, traded children in custody battles and charged fees and fines to the poorest of families as he built an empire that no state agency or law enforcement agency would touch. Then he moved to Orange County in 2017 and started it there.
This time, there is a new DA in town. Todd Spitzer won the 2018 election for district attorney and sent former DA Tony Rackauckas packing, Then Spitzer got to work hiring an elite team to uncover the people behind the snitch scandal, and to investigate claims made on social media about the county's family courts.
This website has been an important part of that investigation. Reporters from Orange County are asking for more information. Currently being investigated are divorce attorneys Tom Tuttle, Keith Dolnick, David Weinberg, and CPA Drew Hunt who is said to have rigged accountings in order to help sex and drug trafficking enterprises in divorce and custody cases. Rebecca Bailey. PhD and unlicensed reunification camps torturing children by court orders are a top priority in the investigation.
FBI INVESTIGATION : OPERATION BROKEN HEART
Grand Juries and FBI investigators monitoring social media sites connected to this blog are asking for your help. They are asking for court documents, names, and photos to support their investigation. While this investigation was brought to the FBI and DOJ by newly elected Orange County DA Todd Spitzer , the investigation has now been opened to include Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, and Sacramento counties.
MEMEBERS OF Q TESTIFY BEFORE CONTRA COSTA GRAND JURY
Contra Costa's Grand Jury began interviewing people associated on social media who gathered for a May 2018 protest. Testifying before the grand jury several residents reported horrific stories involving Child Protective Services and Family Court Services where court executives including David Yamasaki have been the masterminds and architects.
Funding what is certainly a criminal enterprise are court reporters who prepare transcripts and only accept attorney trust account checks or cash payments, bailiffs who transfer cash to lawyers and judges in courtrooms without detection and litigants who pay with traveler's checks, Bitcoin and other currency that is being converted to pay off the mortgages on the homes of judges and other elected officials.
Most scandalous are the reunification camps operated by Dr. Rebecca Bailey where court ordered payments send children into what is essentially concentration camps costing divorcing parents $40,000 or more. Bailey's program weaponizes children for wealthy abusers. Children are reporting being tortured until they agree to live with an abusive parent and reject the parent, usually a mother, trying to protect the child.
Bailey's contact are also appearing on leaked papers and accountings known as the Mitchell papers. Information from those papers show Bailey worked with lawyers appointed in divorce cases and government lawyers to cover up large sex trafficking rings that kicked off perks of sexual favors to cops and judges.
If you suspect your divorce lawyer or former spouse could be involved in sex or drug trafficking and you are facing retaliation and abuse in the courts, please contact us immediately at: CalJohnQPublic@gmail.com or contact the Orange County Register and ask to speak to any reporter working on this story with District Attorney Todd Spitzer.
SUMMER PROTESTS PLANNED FOR STATE BAR IN LA AND SAN FRANCISCO
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Anonymous Silicon Valley Tech Titan Offers $1 Million Reward for the Capture & Prosecution of DA Jeff Rosen Following Hit on Reporter
Los Gatos, CA - Shortly after being spotted at a popular weekly summer music series in downtown Los Gatos, a local publisher and investigative reporter investigating California's family courts and the Santa Clara County DA's office for sex trafficking crimes suffered a brutal beating following an office break-in reportedly arranged by Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen and private divorce attorneys Walter Hammon and Bradford Baugh. The hit and subsequent office break-in was reportedly executed by Los Gatos police officer Silvia, who resigned two days earlier after public outrage over his 2016 misconduct.
Reporters following leads generated by California's new police records law, SB1421 , are at great risk as local law enforcement agencies , courts, judges and lawyers try to stave off public outrage over conduct that has been concealed from the public for decades.
County assessor Larry Stone and government lawyers including DA Jeff Rosen, County Counsel Michael Rossi, James Williams and Ward Penfold are linked to the attack in the Mitchell papers that reveal a sex trafficking enterprise operating in California's family courts.
Whistleblowers inside the DA's office note reporters getting police misconduct records are making the leap to the DA's office, where years of failing to protect families involved in the local courts has reached a tipping point.
A new technique designed to thwart media investigations of the courts and DA's office is the frivolous filing of DVROs and civil harassment requests. The day prior to the violent beating on a reporter and theft of unpublished journalist work, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen filed a false declaration in support of his employees to keep reporters at Bay.
Ironically, the day before Rosen's declaration was filed, the ex wife of former prosecutor Alan Nudelman filed a request for a permanent CLETS restraining order that protected her and her reporter tenant from local activist and family court protestor Scott Largent.
Largent has violated that order on five occasions, less than a month since the CLETS order was filed, ramping up his threats in person and online,
Well Known Court Protestor Scott Largent: Snitch for DA Jeff Rosen ?
Disgruntled that he failed to make income from YouTube, Largent has been repeatedly violating a CLETS order after a reporter discovered he had been acting as a snitch for the District Attorney for over a year. Largent allegedly made thousands of illegal recordings and took photos of victims that he passed off to a corrupt DA in return for special favors. These favors included kickbacks for spying on local parents protesting the family courts. Insiders note county executive Jeff Smith, county counsel James Williams and long time Democratic Party leader Steve Preminger promised Largent a motorhome, dental work and immunity for testimony against the reporter and other activists.
Largent has been reported for stealing unpublished journalistic work for his personal benefit and is now being investigated by the FBI and DOJ after the Santa Clara County DA came on the federal agent radar for crimes connected with the former DAs in Contra Costa and Orange County.
Office Break- In
Largent, who is believed to be violent and mentally unstable, has been video recording and photographing victims of police brutality and family courts. He also reportedly copied and stole paperwork and evidence that was critical to an investigation of several police officers from the San Jose Police that was provided by a Whistleblower known as Debbie the Dispatcher. Now retired, Debbie is known to have been on duty during the 2014 and 2015 domestic violence issues involving several former 49ers who were protected by divorce attorneys Nicole Ford, Elise Mitchell, Hector Moreno, Jessica Huey, Heather Allan, Walter Hammon, Dennis Luca, and Mark Erickson.
Rosen and Larry Stone Link to Tech and Real Estate corruption in Silicon Valley
Just before the newsroom break in, a number of records requests were produced by the county related to county assessor Larry Stone and DA Jeff Rosen, The records show vast waste of taxpayer dollars , a money laundering enterprise, and sex trafficking connected not only to the 49er's but across the Bay to the A's and Raiders through the Richmond cops.
Also stolen were edited objections made by Stanford Law professors who are planning to teach special courses this fall on prosecutorial misconduct in response to the outrage over Rosen's declaration that severed to mislead a judge and act as a prior restraint on speech.
California District Attorneys are Worried About Protestors
One year after ruckus protests in Contra Costa county that caught the attention of mainstream media and the local grand jury, judges, and DA's are worried about summer protests announced on social media that are expected at California's State Bar locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco later this month.
Protestors will demand greater accountability for lawyers and judges. Insisting that prosecuting perjury in the state's family courts be mandatory. The protests are expected to demand greater public protections. Parents are also demanding judges be held accountable when they drag out divorce cases simply to make lawyers more money, harming innocent children in the process.
Few judges are enforcing court orders for child support or custody, and parents are fed up.
Misuse of the Domestic Violence is also on the radar. Students working as interns in California's courts this summer have been appalled at the ludicrous claims of violence that are simply not believed, but rubberstamped by corrupt judges.
" We pay millions for orders that are just a joke. No police officer enforces these orders and our children are suffering as a result. It is taking all family money and it is a criminal enterprise working for tech companies and big real estate firms." claimed divorce mother Tanya R. of Sunnyvale, California.
" DV is the new DUI for Silicon Valley, your spouse lies, and you pay $50- 100,000 just to defend those claims. Calling someone an asshole can get you nailed with a DV, or worse, on the DA's terrorist threat list to bring you into the criminal courts," claimed C. Graves of San Martin, California.
" I was married to a San Jose cop. He was horribly abusive and every judge and lawyer in the court protected him. I got nothing from our divorce. Don't think it is any better down here. " Beth G. of Newport Beach, California
A former member of the Contra Costa County Grand Jury has leaked information indicating that 2018 parent protests and new laws mandating the termination of privately run foster homes resulted in an investigation of staff employed in the county's CPS and family court services. That investigation found CPS workers were not following the law when they acted to remove children from their family homes.
A 2018 recall that wiped Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky off the bench was threatened by parents in Contra Costa, which caused an immediate investigation of three of the county's judges.
Turns out, parents were right. The investigation revealed Judge Hardie and Judge Fannin had direct ties to money laundering operations that take children from loving parents and sell those children into sex trafficking rings, while non- profits collect fees for the children placed into foster care.
" Parents protesting in the streets of the upscale Walnut Creek community was very embarrassing to local officials and court employees. That protest launched not only a criminal investigation by the FBI. but also the local grand jury."said the former grand juror who asked to speak off the record.
The juror also expressed frustration over the lack of media coverage on the topic. " We never saw this coming because mainstream media never covers what is really going on in the county's family courts". he added.
Judges in the county appeared rattled over the investigation, which is leading to supervised visitation and reunification camps where judges hold financial interests through their spouses and family members to avoid disclosure.
Of the $153 million budgeted for foster kids. less than 1 percent was determined to be going to benefit foster youth. Worse were the judges who ignored the law and took children from their parents for no legal reason.
SANTA CRUZ - Judge Hell
A Santa Cruz mother described the year a CPS worker took her 2 year old, causing the mother to pay $40,000 she paid to get her child back.
" The payment felt like a ransom" , explained the young mother, "we had to pay to defend CPS worker's allegations and we lost two years with our daughter as result. Nobody was held accountable."
The Grand Jury didn't investigate the use of supervised visitation, where several judges have a financial interest. Reunification camps and private businesses benefitting from court contracts and judge appointments appear to be connected not only to the financial interests of judges, but to sex trafficking and money laundering operations working in secret in California's family courts.
Women District Attorneys (Diana Becton and Nancy O'Malley) - Take on Family Court Judges, CPAs and Divorce Attorneys
As newly elected district attorney Todd Spitzer investigates family court clerks, custody evaluators and private judges involved in custody and divorce cases in Orange County, California's two most powerful female district attorneys began to look at family court cases that have been ignored by male their male counterparts for decades.
CONTRA COSTA DA DIANA BECTON &
IRS INVESTIGATE CPAs USED IN DIVORCE CASES
Diana Becton became Contra Costa County DA following the exposure of criminal activity involving Mark Peterson. Peterson was indicted, blasted in the news and disbarred by 2017 in large part based on public outrage that a DA had corrupted the cozy East Bay communities and allowed family courts to run amok for the past two decades.
Becton is reportedly mindful that family court reformers have managed to get the Grand Jury to investigate the county's CPS and Family Court Services staff investigated and now Becton has an opportunity to investigate CPAs including Jack Peth, Charles Burak, Sally White, Michael Thompson, James Butera and others who are known for not adding properly when it comes to the fair division of community property in divorce cases.
A small group of accountants have been regularly acting in appointed or retained capacities in family law cases, and many of these CPAs have been cooking the books, concealing corporate profits and helping law enforcement officers, tech executives, and even judges engage in tax fraud and tax evasion for decades. Criminal IRS investigators are also reportedly conducting an investigation of several CPAs who acted in high profile divorce cases in a manner that concealed income from the government.
Ms. Becton was recently named to Governor Gavin Newsom's Judicial Selection Committee. It is reported she is mindful of the public outrage that led to an audit of the CJP, the agency that disciplines the state's judges. Many in California's court reform movement come from family court experiences and were largely responsible for getting the audit, and recalling Judge Persky in Santa Clara County in June of 2018.
ALAMEDA DA NANCY E. O' MALLEY ASKED TO INVESTIGATE LAWYER PERJURY
District Attorneys across the state are asked on a daily basis to investigate perjury and filing of false documents in family court cases.
" We have divorcing couples send transcripts of their former spouse testifying in family court and ask us to investigate perjury related to that testimony. Sadly, while the general public may believe perjury is clear cut, it is not. It is very difficult to prove and frankly we don't have near enough resources to investigate these crimes, " described public corruption investigator John Chase of the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office after a perjury charge involving attorney Bradford Baugh was brought to his attention in 2015.
What Mr. Chase refused to investigate in 2015 has now landed on the desk of Ms. O" Malley where Mr. Baugh appears to have committed perjury in a video deposition conducted by a former client. Mr. Baugh has been appointed to represent children in San Mateo and Santa Clara county divorce and custody cases for over two decades.
As many lawyers express they aren't worried Ms. O'Malley will actually start prosecuting perjury in family law cases, a few admit that the perjury of divorce attorney Bradford Baugh would be significant given Baugh's involvement in hundreds of Silicon Valley's high profile cases, including cases before Judge Persky, where Mr. Baugh represented he served in Vietnam.
One lawyer regularly appointed to represent children in San Mateo and Alameda County noted he has been aware Mr. Baugh has been court appointed to represent children in addition to typically representing high asset earners in Silicon Valley's tech and social media industries.
" I thought Baugh served in Vietnam as I heard him discuss it in court before Judges on a regular basis. Pretty sure Judge Persky, Judge Swope , Judge Hill ,and Judge Towery believed he was in the military as well. Certainly doesn't seem that anyone should be appointed to represent children if they spend decades lying about having served in the Vietnam war", the attorney said asking to remain off the record.
Bill Dok, Baugh's former partner claimed to be embarrassed he had been partners with Baugh when Baugh was lying to the family law community. But Mr. Dok may have more than embarrassment to worry about if Mr. Baugh was earning money that paid law firm expenses as Baugh committed perjury in a deposition with a former client.
BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN
In the name of the best interest of children, family court judges have issued orders that have resulted in billions of dollars being spent on lawyers, custody evaluations and sham therapists. These judges have done little for children and more for a crony network that has highjacked California's legal system.
Lawyers willing to lie, judges willing to cheat and Rule of Law that has been abandoned in family court has inflicted more harm on children than at any other time in California's history.
WHAT IF INJUSTICE HITS YOUR HOME?
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According to a source connected with newly elected Orange County DA Todd Spitzer, the FBI has been called in to investigate several court clerks, judges and divorce attorneys for obstructing justice in CPS, divorce and custody cases following the transfer of court executive David Yamasaki from Santa Clara County in early 2017.
Orange County has been fraught with jailhouse snitches and federal investigations of the county's traffic court cases. Recent emails leaked from the DA's office indicate family courts are being investigated for covering up money laundering, drug enterprises and sex trafficking rings. The arrest of Epstein on Saturday night appears to have turned DOJ abd FBI attention to sex trafficking rings in California where court executive David Yamasaki in knee deep in trouble.
Ambulance chasing is to personal injury lawyers as case rigging is to California's family law attorneys. These lawyers chase divorces involving private businesses with crimes to conceal and family homes with millions of dollars in equity available to convert to attorney's fees and costs in modern divorce cases that are being dragged out 5-10 years in certain parts of the state.
Divorce can put companies and shareholders at risk. Inflated expenses, cash funds, and tax evasion secreted away from shareholders can be exposed when an ex spouse's lawyers and accountants dive in to determine the value of community property.
According to sources involved with the investigation, since 2000 , small groups of lawyers have been rigging cases to get before certain elected judges or appointed private judges.
Emails discovered in a private email account of Mr. Yamasaki and a Silicon Valley divorce lawyer known as "Black Tulip" indicate large payments flowing to lawyers, family court services and experts who are handsomely paid for court appointments.
Cases appear to be rigged when court clerks assign a case to a judge during an exparte request, or when cases are originally assigned. Clerks investigated during the 2015 traffic case scandal who were not indicted, appear to have moved either to divorce cases, or into private businesses benefiting from the criminal activity. These individuals troll new divorce filings and in some cases work with lawyers before the case is filed to get it before a corrupt judge. The " clients " have no idea this is occurring such that a disqualifying 170.6 challenge can be lodged.
SILENCE THE SPOUSE
A critical component of this enterprise involves the emotional, financial and physical abuse of former spouses who may know too much . Secret surveillance, personal computer hacking and cell phone Stingrays are regularly used to discover what a spouse knows. If that spouse is determined to be a threat based on an ability to expose a former spouse's secrets, the enterprise moves in to have reports issued to a judge that that claim a former spouse is " crazy" . " abusive " or mentally unfit to parent children, or to remain in the family home. Stripping women in particular of their home and their children is so destabilizing, it changes the game for the enterprise.
Staffers in Family Court Services, or CPS, appear to issue reports favorable to the enterprise such that the report can be rubberstamped by a judge, which helps the enterprise avoid detection.
Spouses busy fighting move out or supervised visitation orders are too fragile to challenge the financial aspect of a divorce case.
Before mandatory JCC, or emergency screening hearings occur, the enterprise has already rigged the outcome of custody decisions with judges working for the enterprise in return for future employment in private judging, mediation and arbitration once they leave the bench
The FBI investigation has focused on Dr. Rebecca Bailey, and her reunification camp following news reports by NBC Bay Area. Parents scouring the courthouses for other victims of the enterprise have also become investigators best sources, as few DA offices are prepared to properly investigate family courts and related cases.
SECRET AGREEMENTS- FLEAs (Family Law Elite Attorneys)
Divorce lawyers calling themselves " Elite" Family Law Attorneys (FLEAs) have been known to law enforcement, and the courts since 2000. Little has been done to stop these lawyers, whose work and misdeeds remain largely underground.
FLEAs operate regular legal practices in the area of family law, where 80% of cases are quickly resolved or settled. For the other 20% , FLEAs identify a spouse with secrets to hide and focus on destroying the other spouse in a divorce case in order to protect secrets could result in criminal charges. This conduct serves to protect clients who are vulnerable to a criminal enterprise orchestrated to protect the secrets from the IRS, the DOJ and the FBI.
Businesses in the marijuana industry, transportation, professional sports organizations and tech are the main flow of cash to the FLEAs. Bad cops collecting cash and turning away from drug and sex traffickers act as a freeway for cash payments and bribes to elected politicians, judges and private divorce lawyers. Above board these lawyers are paid with the sale of the family home, or rental properties, but behind the scene far more money is moving in illegal payments.
Well paid lawyers are loyal and protective of the criminal enterprise.
In Orange County, as designed first in Santa Clara County, lawyers, minor's counsel and private judges are assuring payments of cash to pay off loans on the properties and investments of the judges whose disclosures are carefully monitored by the press.
CALIFORNIA'S REAL ESTATE HOLDS THE KEY
Divorcing spouses are often surprised to learn a former spouse is willing to sell real estate to pay legal costs in effort to drag out cases. And many spouses are surprised to learn courts willing to sell these houses to pay the enterprise, rather than preserve community property as the law provides.
Victims of the criminal enterprise report high conflict custody disputes left them ill prepared to recognize the scheme to sell the family home.
Most alarming has been the discovery that elected judges in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Diego, San Francisco, LA and Orange County regularly fail to disclose their real properties on the required From 700. Worse are cases involving private judges with real estate holdings that are not required to be disclosed.
Emails between Black Tulip and Court CEO David Yamasaki indicate Rebecca Bailey has been one of bad actors assisting the enterprise in laundering money, abusing children and silencing the parents who dare to speak up. It is estimated that Mr. Yamasaki has orchestrated the illegal transfer of billons of dollars of California home equity in the state's family court cases caught up the web of a criminal activity designed to separate children from their families, and sell off the family home in order to operate.
Social Media Lights Up to Expose Judges & Lawyers
Mainstream media finally looked into the claims of Silicon Valley's ex wives and reported former Google executive and Android creator, Andy Rubin, is allegedly involved in sex trafficking and money laundering rings.
Silicon Valley court files show billions of dollars at play in divorce cases reveal patterns of America's powerful tech and social media executives treat their wives and children. These files show these executives aren't as innocent and business reporters would have us believe.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in Santa Clara and San Mateo county family law cases. Reading those files one would find the parents revered in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times , but reported as monsters, money launderers, sex traffickers and child abusers in their personal divorce cases. Seems ex wives and children know what prosecutors refuse to investigate?
Only in Silicon Valley can Facebook executives hide money to avoid paying child support and Google executives can use family courts to cover up their sexual misdeeds and tax evasion issues.
Read family court files long enough and the patterns of the lawyers and elected judges begin to emerge. Lawyers including Walter Hammon, Rebekkha Frye, Lynne Yates Carter, Brad Baugh, Elise Mitchell, Catherine Gallagher, Michele Hales, James Cox, Irwin Joseph , Michael Smith and Valerie Houghton are consistently at the center of the worst cases, most appear to be acting for profit and for the benefit of some of the worst abusers and crooks.
Add in FAKE therapists Phil Stahl, John Orlando, Leslie Packer, Matthew Sullivan, Michael Kerner, Rebecca Bailey and Ken Perlmutter, and it is clear that children are bring terrorized in our family courts.
For the naïve, family court judges are regularly selling homes in the modern divorce cases, a practice designed to pay lawyers and launder money through real estate transactions. The sale of a family home has the added benefit of shutting up a spouse who can expose abuse and criminal activity arising from companies such as Google and Facebook.
Dangerous Judges Involved in Criminal Activities
Five family court judges in Santa Clara County have been tied to these sex trafficking rings and local politicians. James Towery, Stuart Scott, Mary Ann Grilli, Lori Pegg and Beth McGowan have issued orders, and taken kickbacks, to help these criminal enterprises thrive. Judge Theodore Zayner has reportedly been connected to the enterprise through Google and Facebook executives as well as top influencers at Santa Clara and Stanford Universities.
Silicon Valley Real Estate is Paying To Traffick Woman and Children
Young women and men whose parents are divorcing in Silicon Valley are reportedly at greatest risk of harm. Young white girls and boys are isolated from their families by a court system designed to profit criminal enterprises. These children are labeled " crazy" or mentally unstable. Their parents are called "disgruntled over losing in court".
Divorce attorney Sharon Roper is reportedly at the center of the criminal family court enterprise and Roper is engaged in fraudulent real estate dealings as a court employee. Roper has reportedly been working from inside the courts with Walter Hammon, Richard Roggia, Jim Cox, Heather Allan, Deborah Kim and other seasoned lawyers to assure that property sales and liens keep the cash flowing to the enterprise that operates sex trafficking rings and elaborate drug distribution rings throughout California.
Elise Mitchell, an outsider, was recently brought into the enterprise following her representation of a famous 49er who admitted to excessive drinking, but was awarded unsupervised visitation in a custody case before Judge Towery.
Mitchell is reportedly the source of bankruptcy fraud and real estate corruption, but has reportedly angered the enterprise, after she left important papers at a San Jose catholic School. Papers that were turned over to reporters and family court reform activists. It appears that Mitchell was helping former DA employee Saher Stephan in drafting bankruptcy papers that would conceal massive fraud contained in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
What the Mitchell Papers Show
The Mitchell Papers appear to link Andy Rubin, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg to criminal enterprises operating in Silicon Valley family courts. The papers also indicate former Santa Clara County Victim Claims Manager, Saher Stephan , was reportedly misusing state and federal grants while processing claims for victims of sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence for the Santa Clara County district attorney's office.
Stephan who is represented by Walter Hammon in a case before Judge Beth McGowan, appears to have received assistance from Mitchell in submitting fraudulent Bankruptcy claims designed to conceal an affair and disability fraud.
The Michell Papers also indicate payments to Kayrn Sinunu Towery assures her husband, Jim Towery, and bench colleague , Stuart Scott, use court orders and the power of their office to keep the money flowing to the enterprise. Orders to put children on supervised visitation where these judges hold an indirect financial interest is just the beginning. Orders to sell property and orders to deny fee awards to lawyers outside of the enterprise show the criminal pattern running rampant in Silicon Valley family courts.
These judges are also issuing orders that require divorcing couples to use Sharon Roper as a temporary judge. These orders have resulted in Roper orchestrating the sale of billions of dollars in estate from California to Hawaii. The money from these sales is being ordered into private lawyer trust accounts, to pay private judges, for supervised visitation providers, custody evaluators, reunification camps and parenting coordinators, all folks not needed when children have poor parents.
Most shocking is that according to the Mitchell Papers Andy Rubin was able to pay off judge Swope in San Mateo County to assure the sealing court papers where his wife alleged Rubin's involvement in sex trafficking and money laundering while he was employed at Google.
The Mitchell Papers also show former Santa Clara County prosecutor Deborah Medved, ,known to cover up child abuse imposed at the hands of Stanford University professors, is now being regularly appointed to represent children during their parent's divorce case. . The Mitchell papers directly tie Medved and Sinunu Towery to the criminal enterprise operating out of Silicon Valley family courts.
Cash payments, Facebook stock and other payments made to public officials including Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen appear to assure Facebook General Counsel Paul Grewal will get favorable rulings for Facebook in return for helping to rig local judge elections, according to the Mitchell papers. These cash payments were reportedly arranged through Hoge Fenton in return for contracts and settlement agreements that allow for the paying down the mortgages on the homes of local judges and politicians including Sam Liccardo, Dave Cortese, Jeff Rosen, Jim Beall, James Towery, Susan Ellenberg, James Williams, Jeff Smith, Larry Stone, Patricia Lucas and Cindy Chavez, all of whom have remain silent on the issues of sex trafficking and child abuse claims arising from the local family courts.
The Mitchell papers also indicate former executive Michael Kail of Los Gatos was reportedly using his executive position at Netflix to launder money and real estate for Rebekka Frye and cops employed by the Los Gatos police department. Kail is linked in the papers to Alan Nudelman, a former prosecutor from Santa Clara County whose has been seen socializing with Judge Zayner and county real estate assessor Larry Stone. Rebekka Frye has told clients she and Bradford Baugh " own the Los Gatos police" and can get anyone charged with domestic violence for the right price. The papers document affairs Frye had with clients she represented in DV cases, and that Frye assisted one family in breaking into a home, after Frye's client committed suicide.
judge Zayner is described in the Mitchell papers as the " Gatekeeper" , a local judge willing to toss out and demur cases involving tech executives that could expose the operation. Zayner has reportedly been working with recalled judge Aaron Persky's wife in the real estate scam. Zayner has reportedly promised Larry Stone protections from prosecution of FPPC violations during the 2018 election should those claims end up in Santa Clara courts.
Judge Persky was recalled on June 5, 2018, and is now reportedly working for the criminal enterprise from an underground position facilitated by his wife. Ironically Persky is working for Google executives including Ken Dauber, whose wife led the charge to recall Persky in 2018.
The Mitchell papers describe that the Persky recall was designed to detract public attention from other judges who were engaging in criminal activity while sitting on the bench. These judges were reportedly assisted by local politicians including Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese and Joe Smitian who worked in secret with Michele Dauber and her husband Ken Dauber, a Google executive.
Local Politics 2020: Dave Cortese Blasted By Neighbors of Bambi Larson
A Silicon Valley real estate enterprise connected to court corruption is linked to cash payments made to assure Dave Cortese is elected to California's Senate in 2020, in order to assure the enterprise stealing and harming children in the local family courts can continue to operate with impunity.
Parents who were separated from their children in Silicon Valley family courts have launched an underground social media campaign designed to expose this criminal activity and thwart the election and advancement of corrupt politicians who protect bad actors in local courts.
" We want these lawyers, judges and so - called experts" to know what we endured. If what we do only reaches the children of these criminals, then will be glad to let those children know what their parents did to our children. We will be happy with the court of opinion deciding what was concealed for decades as our children suffered emotional, financial and physical harm and were abused by judges and court staff who are paid to act in the best interest of children. This criminal enterprise has done nothing to protect any children and it is time to expose this sh*t. "
Santa Clara County Politicians Dave Cortese and Cindy Chavez Tied to Sex Trafficking in Family Court Cases
After months of sifting through documents reportedly left at a Catholic high school by Silicon Valley divorce attorney Elise Mitchell, it appears attorneys Heather Allan, Nicole Ford, BJ Fadem, Jessica Huey, Irwin Joseph, Michael Smith, John Schroder, James Cox and Nat Hales have spent the past 2 decades using a complex money laundering scheme to traffic children through Silicon Valley's family courthouses. Pedophiles are paying top dollar for white affluent children at the center of a divorce or custody case. Court CEO Rebecca Fleming and David Yamasaki appear to be the linchpin of the operations.
The enterprise appears to be expanding to Contra Costa, Santa Cruz and Orange Counties through court staff, judges and administrators.
CAPTURING CHILDREN & MONEY LAUNDERING
By including workers from CPS and Family Court Services, and gaining cooperation from court appointed experts including Matthew Sullivan, Leslie Packer, Valerie Houghton, Ken Perlmutter, John Orlando and Michael Kerner, the enterprise has thrived for the past two decades.
The players are different in every county, but the enterprise is easily detected with the assistance of documents and secret recordings parents have been collecting over the past three years.
Secret recordings made at a recent " Power Lunch " appear to implicate Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese and employees in the DA's office in RICO activity that sells children to abusers and pedophiles, White children raised in Silicon Valley's elite neighborhoods bring as much as $1 million to the enterprise in the form of cash and loan payoffs on real estate transactions. Attorney Sharon Roper has recently been selling properties as a temporary judge in a manner that has poured over $100 million dollars into the enterprise to strengthen and expand the operation.
Family courts are often a source of strife in a child's life. Family Court Services and CPS social workers appear to have been using divorce and custody cases to identify children with the potential for being trafficked without detection. High conflict custody cases often lead to children " running away" , or so the public is told. In fact these children are taken in through religious organizations, or non- profits assured funding by local politicians, only to disappear as a " nanny" or child needing placement in foster care managed by the county.
Payments recorded in leaked documents put Judges Stuart Scott, James Towery, Judge Roberta Hayashi, and Joshua Weinstein at the center of the corruption. Court appointments made by these judges correlate to cases where parents are placed on supervised visitation, children are sent to reunification camps, and foster care programs are introduced once children have been isolated from " problematic parents".
Judges are issuing Domestic Violence Restraining Orders to keep these parents permanently from their own children. These orders often label a parent as " abusive " or " crazy" to justify the orders.
The Mitchell documents tie divorce and custody cases to the enterprise, where judges appoint lawyers to represent children, or act as private judges, where the enterprise can be further secreted. The documents show Judge Joshua Weinstein has been issuing appointments directly and indirectly as he prepares to leave the bench and go into private judging where other judges will regular appoint him to divorce and custody cases with the most money, real estate and children. The Mitchell documents appear to indicate that in the average middle class divorce case minor's counsel are assured appointments with $10,000 retainers, and private judges earn up to $200,000 in fees.
Buyers of the children appear to be hiring young women to work as a nanny, and young boys are promised scholarships and internships as a cover. In fact these children have reported they are essentially groomed to perform sex acts.
One young woman described her experiences in family court where she was told her protective mother was alienating her from her father. The father then got fully custody and went on to rape his own daughter several times a week. When she tried to go to doctors or teachers for help, she was returned to her father.
The lawyer appointed to represent this women during her parent's divorce case, only met with the young client once, but continued to represent to the court the girl did not want to see her mother. The girl repeatedly heard her father on the phone with the lawyer demanding recommendations to the court that would maintain his custody position.
The young woman noted that her brother was sent to live with a man who suddenly gave her father a home after the family home had been sold in the divorce to pay all the lawyers. The girl was told her brother was " working " for a Silicon Valley tech executive, she has had no contact with him for the past five years.
The Mitchell documents indicate affluent white children bring millions to judges, lawyers and others acting in Silicon Valley's family courts.
Local politicians know what this sex trafficking enterprise is doing and refuses to act in order to assure their reelection. Dave Cortese, a Santa Clara County supervisor is running for California's state senate in 2020. Mr. Cortese has reportedly been told he will have the powerful support of the Catholic church and support of the state's judges in return for his silence.
Reporters: Catholic Church Settlements Link Family Courts to Child Abuse Sex Scandals and Sex Trafficking Rings Paid By Sales of Family Homes
Mothers, fathers and gangs of reporters continue to sift through private settlement agreements connected with the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals that were used to protect priests. For hundreds of years children were sexually abused by priests acting as religious leaders and in positions of great respect in communities throughout the country. Now that legal settlements are coming to light, it is being revealed that for at least the last three decades, a startling link has been discovered that connects judges and family law attorneys to sex trafficking and pedophile rings from California to South Carolina where children were raped, abused and trafficked during the divorce of their parents.
Papers and secret sources indicate Judge Peter McBrien , retired Sacramento judge who now is double dipping taxpayers as a family court Commissioner, used the prestige of his office to traffic children in Sacramento's family courts through an orphanage known as Sacramento Children's Home. McBrien's criminal activity does not appear to have been isolated to Sacramento, and these settlement papers indicated he used his contacts in Napa, Contra Costa, Orange and Santa Clara County to refer families to private judge cases where secret proceedings became the frontline for criminal enterprises designed to harm the state's most vulnerable children for profit. McBrein is connected to thousands of the state's private judging cases, where children of parents divorcing in counties with high property values, or tech and social media businesses had children used to fund the enterprise by legally terminating custody of protective parents, and allowing child abusers and sex traffickers to use family courts to silence children and protective parents. Confidential court papers in cases where parents were never married appear to indicate the worst abuses.
Settlement papers connected to St. Mary's church in Gilroy, California show children were placed in the county's orphanage by government workers and private lawyers connected to family court or CPS cases. Children raised in these systems describe horrific abuses of drugging and financial deprivation after being taken from Child Protective Services (CPS) or from families divorcing in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. Attorneys Richard Roggia, James Cox and Sharon Roper's names appear connected to some of the most horrific abuses.
Papers also reveal that in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties attorneys Bradford Baugh, Lynne Yates Carter, Bill Dok, Leah Amini, Heather Allan, Jessica Huey, Jim Hoover, Marilyn Moreno, Elise Mitchell, Joseph Russoniello , Sharon Roper, James Cox, Irwin Joseph, Michael Smith, Hector Moreno and Donelle Morgan were connected to money laundering through an auto body shop out of Los Altos that brought undocumented immigrants to Silicon Valley to work as "nannies" and companions for tech executives engaging in some of the worst child and sex abuse cases in the state. Lawyers connected to the scandal appear to have been awarded with hundreds of millions in attorney fee awards, private judge assignments and appointments as minor's counsel in some of the state's wealthiest divorce and custody cases.
Funding for the trafficking and child abuse enterprises appears to be coming from the conversion of home and business equity as well as cash laundered through the Catholic Church as "donations".
Most alarming is a connection to Los Gatos. California , where papers indicate attorneys Walter Hammon, Rebekah Frye and Catherine Gallagher have been using connections to the local judiciary and powerful real estate developers to raise money through donations made to St. Mary's and Shir Hadash that have gone to fund supervised visitation centers, reunification camps and unlicensed non- profit groups to brainwash children being trafficked though Silicon Valley's courts and religious institutions such as St. Mary's and Yavneh Day School.
Ten years after the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal broke on the front pages of the Boston Globe, the full extent of harm inflicted on children through the nation's churches , synagogues and family courts continues to be secreted by lawyers and judges who knew and who allowed these horrific crimes against children to continue.
Lawyers names associated with these settlements are now being redacted and reviewed in a manner that would allow children and parents to collect monetary awards, which many describe as insufficient given the stolen innocence these lawyers, judges, politicians and religious leaders took as they sought only to profit and advance their own careers.