February 21, 2018- SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE MEETING- Real People, Not Crisis Actors !
Santa Clara County continues to rob tax payers and selectively enforce the law; failing parents wishing to spend time with their own children, and failing to protect children from gangs and community violence . Our children in Silicon Valley are in crisis and elected officials, judges and law enforcement agencies are more concerned with their jobs and their perks than the impact of their behavior on children.
Scott Largent, nicknamed Scott the Protestor, is a father who will not give up. He has bull horned police stations with a megaphone, wheeled protestor tables to Family Court and stood down Lisa Herrick, the county court lawyer. He has called out faux orders of Judge Patricia Lucas that seek to silence him and taken on San Jose Police chief Eddy Garcia (who has been rumored to have admitted that prosecuting Largent for a muni code violation was the worst decision of his career. Remarkable considering all the dirt in Garcia's career related to the 49er bribes he took).
Largent has called disgraced judge Stuart Scott the Harvey Weinstein of judges, and is known to have the empathy of court and county staffers too afraid to speak up about improper governmental activity.
Scott the Protestor is not even afraid to take on the metro sexually corrupt politician , district attorney Jeff Rosen, who is no longer able to maintain his pubic , or private , composure when discussing Largent and the issues Largent seeks to expose.
Despite paying a heavy price for exercising his First Amendment Rights and fighting for the right to know his own child ( Santa Clara County Sheriffs regularly retaliate for judges in the county, by following Largent home to harass his elderly grandma after Largent tried to lodge a complaint against Judge Stuart Scott), Largent has not been deterred.
Regularly attending all Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor meetings, Largent is ringing the bell and blowing the whistle to protect not only his own daughter, but all children in Silicon Valley who are victims of injustice and corruption in our counties and courts.
At this public meeting, Judge Patricia Lucas was present for one of the first times in months. She quickly rushed out to a private meeting with supervisor Cindy Chavez where she is reportedly retaliating against the county's Probation Department after Judge Persky took the public fall for adopting the probation department's recommendation in the sexual assault case involving Brock Turner and Emily Doe, a criminal case Jeff Rosen used to advance his career and credibility with Stanford University.
Like other counties Santa Clara receives billons in funding from the Violence Against Women Act, yet the county continues to grossly mismanage those funds and fails to protect the public from real abusers, while chasing down parents like Largent.
Largent has quickly gained a following of insiders and parents disgusted with the court system and epidemic Domestic Violence abuses.
Rumors that Scott the Protestor is in talks to bring a television show to the area that will educate parents, and their children, on the realities of the dysfunctional courts and law enforcement agencies packed full of public funds.
A seasoned MI6 Spy has confessed that the modern age of spying is reverting to paper !
The misuse and abuse of social media that is now causing people to lose their careers, their divorce cases and their privacy is fueling a new underground movement back to handwritten notes, and good old US Mail.
DIVORCE MOB: Lawyers, Minor's Counsel, Vocational Examiners, Supervised Visitation Centers and Reunification Camps
If your divorce saw the appointment of a lawyer for the children, the involvement of a forensic CPA, the use of a vocational examiner, a private judge, a referee , a Special Master, or a custody expert, you may be a victim of a Divorce Mob in your county.
Most people enter the state's family courts involuntary. Citizens rely on our courts to equitably divide community property and to assure the best interests of children who are exposed to financial and emotional trauma when their parents divorce.
However, reality is this is family court doesn't offer the fairytale rulings often seen on television.
Cash strapped courts have turned to select lawyers in each county where bills are paid without review and lawyers set the price for justice in divorce and probate cases.
Judges, protected by immunity and an impotent discipline system, are running amok with court appointments for everything imaginable. Such appointments pays their buddies and family members.
Court files show these lawyers and judges also have financial ties to private businesses that operate reunification camp; known as child abuse , torture and reprograming businesses that are not monitored or regulated.
Court reporters are making over $300,000 a year producing transcripts in drawn out divorce cases as a judicial kickback and bailiffs appear to also be cashing in on private overtime assignments through judges kicking back tax payer funds.
The most insidious is the use of minor's counsel. These lawyers, appointed by judges, often rack up fees and do little for children, but fuel conflict between parents, which keeps everyone being paid. Some, provide blank bills that are rubber-stamped and few judges appear to review or question attorney bills before granting orders to pay them in full, sending many families into bankruptcy. .
The appointment of minor's counsel , or custody experts, appears to be tied to RICO and Antitrust activity that is causing the Supreme Court to review. Private judging, also performed by lawyers, is a key to improper activity that sets monopolistic pricing, provides rigged legal outcomes and compromises the quality of legal work .
A deeper investigation reveals that the courts, pressured by budget shortfalls, has been allowing fraud, child abuse and Antitrust activity to take place in divorce cases, where lawyers then privately donate to increase payments to judges and allow for new courthouses to be built.
The state's Judicial Council (financial court managers) has been placing propaganda into mainstream and social media for decades, to conceal the money they are taking from private citizens in divorce and probate cases.
Judges should be applying the law, not managing money and building courthouses. In Santa Clara County Judge Patricia Lucas fund raised from family law attorneys to build a $300,000,000 courthouse made of marble and stone.
That new courthouse, opened in 2016, provides no more access to justice as Judge Byrd and other judges in Oakland, Alameda, San Diego and Woodland sit with rats and rot that cause health problems for court workers and litigants forced to deal with such unsavory work conditions.
Lucas, is said to have been connected to vast judicial corruption with former court CEO, David Yamasaki, who championed the building of the new courthouse in Santa Clara , before departing to Orange County, a county known for widespread judicial corruption similar to Santa Clara.
NBC recently reported that despite all the money tax payers have thrown at Santa Clara County Courts, and DA Jeff Rosen, no justice appears possible in the county.
Now despite all the money to build the Romanesque family courthouse, workers continue to face poor pay and work conditions and cases continue to linger than any other county in the state.
San Jose, CA- Valentine's Day 2018- Attorney Kelly Meeker was attractive, smart and ambitious. A brilliant UCLA student with an impressive resume rooted in Los Angeles where she focused on criminal law, Meeker clearly did not get the memo when she joined the Santa Clara County DA's office.
Newly employed as a Deputy DA in Silicon Valley's high profile DA office, Kelly Meeker had no idea she had entered a sexual swamp. A swamp where judges, lawyers and litigants engage in rampant sexual harassment and abuse as a matter of entertainment and routine. The harassment is so ubiquitous that the intermarrying between lawyers in the DA's office, the public defenders office and the bench is so flagrant that more inter-legal marriages exist in Santa Clara County than any other area of California.
In 2015 Meeker was sexually harassed by Judge Scott, a judge who had previously worked in the DA's office and was well known for attending strip bars, stealing from evidence lockers and sexually stalking interns, clerks and litigants. Stuart Scott was part of a culture where lawyers disrespected women and raged like frat boys on Spring Break, In turn, the women lawyers and judges act like sorority girls gone wild in Ft. Lauderdale.
Stuart Scott was a despicable lawyer, who was never reigned in by Santa Clara County managers and fiduciaries and , who stalked women in Silicon Valley through social media sites like Match.com and Tinder.
The court managers didn't call what Stuart Scott did to Kelly Meeker sexual harassment, they called it violating basic fairness, a sanitized version of what Scott really did.
THE WOMEN WHO KNEW AND REMAINED SILENT
Entrenched in the deviant sex culture of the DA's office were women too, including Karyn Sinunu Towery, a 30 year veteran in the DA's office who married the sexual deviant, attorney Jim Towery.
The Towery dynasty includes protection from the State Bar, after Jim Towery worked there as Chief Trial Counsel, just before he was appointed to the Santa Clara County family law bench.
Karyn Sinunu Towery was best known for letting violent celebrities from the 49er sports franchise off the hook, which she reportedly did as a kickback to local law enforcement agencies that could not survive Pitches Motions in cases where NFL players might be called as witnesses,
Women call Sinunu- Towery a Traitor to the Gender.
Judge James Towery followed his wife's corrupt led when abusive 49er players appeared before him in custody cases, as Ray McDonald did. Jeff Rosen made deals to make sure 49ers would not be subjected to the criminal records they deserved.
Santa Clara County Bar Association, led by the balls by James Towery and his wife, blasted Judge Scott in 2015 , and called him "FLAWED".
By 2016 family law lawyers were routinely sucking up to Judge Scott as he awarded unconscionable attorney fee awards in the county's divorce cases.
Judge Scott formally took over for disgraced retired judge Mary Ann Grilli in early 2017. Grilli's rulings, many still up on appeal, show a pattern of gender bias that ignored real violence and abuse in favor of big Silicon Valley money and power.
WAS MEEKER THE FIRST TO SPEAK UP ABOUT SEX ABUSE IN THE COURTS ?
When Judge Scott hit on Meeker in chambers, as a newly appointed Judge, Meeker did what many young women do these days, she reported him. After years of burying similar complaints at the county level, the courts appeared ill prepared to deal with a women trying to speak up and the county pressured Meeker to be silent. Meeker was reportedly promised elevations in her career if she would cease to pursue claims against Judge Scott.
Judge Erica Yew, a victim of abuse herself, sat as Chairperson of the Commission on Judicial Performance, at the time Meeker's complaint was lodged. Leaked information from former CJP employee Victoria Henley shows was decided by the state's top judges that Scott would receive only a public admonishment letter for his crimes. In return, the Judicial Council promised that mass corruption in the Santa Clara County Courts would be covered up.
See Judge Scott public discipline letter.
The courts then directed the San Jose Mercury to report the issues pertaining to Judge Scott involved merely fairness, not sexual harassment. Such pressure demonstrated how the courts have been manipulating the press for decades, especially the San Jose Mercury staff reporters.
Following the CJP discipline, Judge Scott was demoted from criminal court to traffic and more recently in 2017 landed in the county's family court, where complaints from litigants and court staff continue mount and be covered up.
As investigative reporters from NBC. and ABC begin to uncover the rampant corruption for the failures of the Santa Clara County District Attorney, and courts, to protect women from violent 49er celebrities and Silicon Valley tech moguls, Jeff Rosen and Judge Patricia Lucas are continue to work overtime to mislead reporters and conceal improper governmental activity from the public.
At an awards dinner, honoring Judge Davila, husband of family court judge Mary Greenwood, hosted by the Santa Clara County Bar Association, Presiding Judge Patricia Lucas and DA Jeff Rosen were secretly recorded and caught implying that the only way to divert attention from the misconduct of so many imbedded in the court system, would be to distract the press with a shocking threat to the judiciary. Rosen was overheard implying that something similar to a school shooting would take reporters away from investigating judges and the DA's office and would make the public empathetic to local judges.
Jeff Rosen is known for his less than ethical tactics. He has reportedly used reputation services and bullying tactics in advance of each of his political runs. He ahs been caught misusing public money and it is reported that Judge Stuart Scott has used his power and influence with his brother, an attorney in the Attorney General's Office, to divert AG and Department of Justice investigations in Santa Clara County.
The video obtained by Q shows Santa Clara County Sheriffs admit to being used to harass the elderly after a father attempted to lodge another CJP complaint against Judge Stuart Scott. The video, posted in multipole locations has gone viral on YouTube.
Hypocrite: Lawmaker Affair with Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen - Democrat Christina Garcia BUSTED
D-Cristina Garcia & Jeff Rosen Used Teen Death For Careers- Sex
As headlines break that California law maker Cristina Garcia sexually harassed her male colleagues while publically supporting the #METOO movement, Santa Clara County residents know that Garcia has a pattern and history of using issues, and sex, to advance her own career.
In 2013, Garcia joined with Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen to advance new cyberbullying laws, the issue of the day and the issue surrounding the high profile suicide of Saratoga teenager Audrie Pott. Rosen was also using Pott's death to secure his own re-election. As the two worked state wide on law changes, rumors swirled locally that Rosen and Garcia did far more than advance a political agenda. Secret photos leaked from men Garcia reportedly harassed show a steamy sexual fling between Rosen and Garcia.
Rosen's office is known for sexual misconduct and the Santa Clara County DA's office has become systemically plagued with sex, corruption and promiscuity, The problem is so many of the top brass and public watchdogs are entangled with Rosen, including top guns at the State Bar, that it will be nearly impossible to drain the legal SWAMP.
Revelations that Garcia sexually harassed men are surfacing like a California wildfire and a documentary on the death of Audrie Pott is scheduled to air next month. The documentary, much like the Netflix Film Audrie and Daisy, were funded and produced portraying a narrative that Jeff Rosen and Garcia assured in order to advance their own career, and corrupt motives.
Gracia is also reported to be abusive when not pandering to the press.
In a counter move, investigative reporters from out of the area are digging into psychology reports and interviewing the friends of Audrie as well as those close to the teens who were framed and pressured into plea deals by Rosen's office. Santa Clara County Sheriffs were also reportedly in on assisting Rosen by creating false police reports and burying domestic violence in Audrie's home between her biological mother, Shelia Pott, and her gold-digging step father Larry Pott.
Sheila and Larry Pott are rumored to be desperately trying to legally suppress Audrie's psychology reports in Santa Clara County's corrupt courts. Judge Mary Arand is rumored to have received millions in kickbacks and real estate deals for helping the Potts conceal the truth from the press and the public.
Santa Clara County residents have become so outraged by the misconduct of the cops, lawyers and judges that they have begun to recall Santa Clara County Judges, Judge Aaron Persky is likely to be just the first of many to fall as the #METOO movement gains momentum.
Santa Clara County Judges and Supervisors Retaliate Against #METOO Women in Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and Gilroy
LOS GATOS, GILROY, PALO ALTO and SANTA CLARA WOMEN: FEARFUL OF RETALIATION
Hundreds of women flooded into the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor’s meeting earlier this week, yet few seemed to notice that county staffers (employed at the request of Supervisors Mike Wasserman, Dave Cortese, Cindy Chavez and Joe Simitian) were busy documenting the names of the women who spoke out in favor of recalling Judge Arron Persky. Many are claiming they are speaking out as part of the #METOO movement, a movement in Silicon Valley that appears to be driven by a feminazi Michelle Dauber.
As Dauber grabbed the attention of reporters and news cameras, protecting herself from retaliation, county staffers focused on those who supported her.
Leaked emails and private text messages show Mike Wasserman’s top staffers attended the meeting to identify women from Los Gatos and Gilroy, making retaliation easier for the elected officials. One staffer was seen circling the names of public commenters who noted they lived in Los Gatos or Gilroy, Wasserman's district.
Joe Simitian's staffers were reportedly in direct contact with Mary Hughes, Simitian's wife , a hardline Democrat who poses through a non- profit with the appearance of helping women get elected to political office, while Hughes is privately known to be working to retaliate against women from Palo Alto who are critical of elected officials and police officers.
Santa Clara County Sheriffs were being put on notice by staffers through disposable "burner" cell phones displaying text messages that reported the residence, and court history of those who spoke out in public comments. Bad apples in the Sheriff’s department will be ticketing and harassing these women as part of the kickbacks they give to judges and elected officials who protect their jobs. Bad apples in the Sheriff's department are widely known to former judge La Doris Cordell , and reporter Tracy Kaplan from the Mercury News for decades.
The corruption continued to spread like a cancer at the San Jose courthouse, Sheriffs provided information directly to judge Persky and other Santa Clara County Judges including James Towery, Stuart Scott, Vincent Chiarello, Mary Arand, and Mark Pierce, judges known for harm they consistently inflict on women involved in Santa Clara County family court cases.
Judge Tackichi, who has received kickbacks from Mike Wasserman’s Los Gatos constituents by way of favorable real estate rulings , was caught communicating with Judge Erica Yew as a direct line to the Commission on Judicial Performance and the Judicial Council, state agencies that have allowed Persky and really bad Santa Clara County judges a free pass on discipline for decades.
As judicial corruption plagues the Santa Clara County Community, one speaker noted that the Persky recall was a very rare democratic event, and Mike Wasserman was overheard telling a county worker:
“ corruption is good for Santa Clara County”
Judges retaliating against free speech and First Amendment issues where judge complaints are made, is nothing new in Santa Clara County. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s admitted on camera to harassing a man living with his elderly grandma after he attempted to file a complaint against Judge Stuart Scott, who was effectively caught sexually harassing an attorney in closed chambers during his first few months as a judge , for which the Commission on Judicial Performance only gave him a public admonishment letter, never mentioning the sexual harassment.
#METOO HIT SANTA CLARA HARD AFTER 49ers RAPED and BEAT OUR WOMEN
The Supervisors are not immune to criticism from women in Santa Clara. In 2014 the Board was hit with public outrage when then 49er player Ray Mc Donald was charged with domestic violence and raping two separate women.
After the Director of Next Door Solutions called for the county to take a stand and protect women from celebrity football players who had come to the area with a flurry of Sexual Assault and Rape allegations, she was quickly sent to retirement and the non-profit she worked for while critical of the elected officials began to receive HUSH MONEY from the Board of Supervisors.
That First Amendment quashing set off a chain of events that provided grant funding to Next Door Solutions, and a free pass from District Attorney Jeff Rosen that let Ray Mc Donald plea to Disturbing the Peace. Unethical prosecutors and crooked cops in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s department will also likely lead to the freeing of another former 49er, Dana Stubblefield, as one more jock who used his cock against women in Santa Clara County will be given a free pass because of his celebrity status and the money the 49er organization brought to the county.
Apparently Santa Clara County Supervisors were so busy covering up what they had done to women in Santa Clara County, that they didn’t get the memo that Governor Brown has just signed more laws strengthening whistleblower protections, even when snitches call out our elected officials and lawmakers.
Why would the person charged with overseeing Santa Clara County's Domestic Violence Unit Not Want to Be Recorded?
Jim Demertzis is the lead prosecutor for the DA and head of the Family Violence Unit. Jim is the link to the cops who responds to DV claims and is charged with protecting victims, yet Jim never placed Ray Mc Donald under a DVRO after former 49er Ray Mc Donald did this to the mother of his child...
Money, Media and District Attorney Jeff Rosen along with the Santa Clara County Sheriffs are all guilty of being labled #HimToo. They have abuse and disrespected women in the county for over 10 years. It is an unacceptable culture that has reached a tipping point.
These government employees have endangered children and they have aggressively prosecuted and criminalized parents speaking up about complicit fiduciaries and family courts instead of prosecuting the bad guys. Yes, sometime the bad guys wear 49er uniforms or are the same cops who are supposed to protect.
Santa Clara County has taken millions in state and federal grants under the cover of protecting victims. But the county is spending money violating the Brown Act, remodeling their Victim Services Department, but are too busy to answer the phone.
Judges in the county who are ranked the most abusive toward women and children include Stuart Scott, James Towery, Patricia Lucas, Mary Arand, Julie Emede, Drew Takaichi and Roberta Hayashi.
Non- profits are having to do the job the county is paid to do. The YMCA has dedicated volunteers and DV advocates. Mothers Against Murder do more for victims than any paid employee of the victims services unit.
Moms and dads falsely accused of DV are gathering together to speak out against real abusers and a flawed system that protects them. These underground groups now make up thousands of people dedicated to protecting kids and giving them a better future.
As millions pour into the courts, money goes to favored lawyers who do nothing but destroy families and fail our kids. Dennis Luca , Nicole Ford, Leah Amini, Bradford Baugh, Richard Roggia, Nat Hales, Heather Smith, Elise Mitchell, Mark Erickson, James McManis, Hector Moreno, Kathryn Schlepphorst, Lynne Yates Cater, all have failed clients, lied to courts, and acted to disgrace the legal profession, but Jeff Rosen and Jim Demertzis may be the worst of the worst where women and children are concerned and should be disbarred.
Jim Demertzis charged Mc Donald with domestic violence, but never got around to putting Mc Donald under a DVRO, allowing McDonald to stalk , harass and abuse his victim for years.
Attorney Nicole Ford colluded with attorney Elise Mitchell to let the abusive and admitted alcoholic Mc Donald out of a DVRO, as Ford went on to nominate herself for the head of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Committee Council.
Nicole Ford never protected her own client from domestic violence and now she wants to speak for all victims.
Judge James Towery, treated the victim like a nursemaid. Like garbage. As Towery, closed the court, denied and ignored media requests while he and his prosecutor wife, Kayrn Sinunu- Towery , went to 49er games and rubbed shoulders with all the money the 49ers brought to the county. And the presiding judges Emede, Lucas and Pichon all knew and just went to 49er games and parties too.
This morning a father in Michigan was compelled to jump former USA Gymnastics Dr. Nassar . The video was viral by breakfast. Every parent whose child has been put in harms way or abused feels for that father. Every mother who has been unable to protect her children or herself in a family court matter died a little more when the sex abuse scandals were played out in court.
Silicon Valley is the window to the world so why would the people charged with protecting the women and children in the valley not want to be recorded?
Many are calling on state and federal agencies to dry up the money sent to Santa Clara County and drain the SWAMP.
Jeff Rosen and the culture he has created that is hostile to women and children in the District Attorney's office is sitting on the plug.
Sacramento, CA - It is a little organization that the judges and lawyers can no longer silence. California Protective Parents have stepped up to ensure things in our family courts get better.
For over two decades dedicated parents and volunteers have tried to shine a bright light on the harm being caused to generations of kids because of family courts. Yet, prior to the internet and social media, many parents found they were isolated and crushed by injustice if they spoke out , or filed complaints.
A NEW DAY IS DAWNING
Too many children are being harmed. Too much money is going to lawyers, lawyers appointed for children and court experts because Judges have become lazy and caught up in a status quo that is no longer being tolerated.
Pressure on law makers is ramping up and that pressure includes demands that counties, district attorneys and law enforcement agencies real in runaway courts and runaway lawyers and litigants willing to lie, cheat and steal in a divorce.
Today's parents are smarter and angry enough to get things changed. The FBI has been so overwhelmed with complaints about divorce court, they no longer can ignore it. The Department of Justice is investigating family courts in many states and investigators in the San Francisco office are diving into thousands of cases and complaints.
Counties crushed by legal costs to defend the status quo are seeing pressure mount in the form of recalls and complaints to the State Auditor that is leaving nowhere to run and nowhere to hide,
Parents are court watching, spying, photographing, editing and working together to expose unethical lawyers and judges who ignore perjury and false claims. Aggressively prosecuting protective parents who seek protection from real abusers has become unacceptable.
Secret . Meetings span from Sacramento and Contra Costa to Santa Clara and Orange County , many are held weekly and reach up to 100 members at a given meeting.
Reporters from ABC, NBC , the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury , the East Bay Times, The Sacramento Bee and the Metro are diving in to investigate stories. The Center for Investigative Reporting is joining with NPR to cover family law matters that have never before been taken on by major press outlets.
Committees and Associations are gaining in membership and the numbers surpass more traditional associations that make up the status quo.
Legal Abuse is bring called out in civil and federal judgements and the pressure on public watchdogs has never been greater. The State Bar and the Commission on Judicial Performance have so seriously violated public trust in the judiciary, that state lawmakers may strip them of their investigative powers.
Keep speaking up. Keep reaching out. Things are changing and this time the insiders are nervous and the outsiders are coming in to take over !
Courts are putting pressure on local law enforcement agencies to sign up domestic violence cases to secure federal funding as a means to fund cash strapped family courts where nearly 400,000 new cases open each year in California alone.
The Violence Against Women Act is doing little to help women gain protection from real violence, and is providing incentive for false claims and an epidemic of DVRO issues.
Men and women who seek protection where they can't afford to hire a lawyer are not being protected and judges are bypassing jury hearings and placing victims under criminal DVROS after fancy lawyering pays off in the courtroom for represented abusers.
Sadly, DVROs based on little evidence or fact, are being issued at an unprecedented rate.
During a divorce case, a 3044 finding of domestic violence can destroy a parent's ability to see their children, or to continue working to pay court ordered child support. And while in 2018 new California laws require that employers not consider prior arrest and conviction records when hiring, people under a DVRO can immediately be terminated from schools and other businesses simply for being under a DVRO.
An audit of 400 cases show that divorce court judges are handing out DVROs at an unprecedented rate, but rarely to protect the real victims. The mandatory 52 week Batterer class has seen a surge in female enrollment, while male abusers who hire the right lawyers seem to get a free pass.
Federal grant funding has also given rise to false DV claims, and the audit indicates a core group of lawyers and judges in each county appear to be engaging in a racket that brings more money for lawyers and allows more violence in homes.
Good judges appear willing to allow people to work things out through civil and peaceful conduct orders, while bad judges appear more anxious to fill a secret quota to bring home the money.
The audit also indicated that a core group of law enforcement officers appear to be on the take where DV is concerned, as an appearance of cash kickbacks has been reportedly been paid from a core group of legal insiders. Cops who beat are being represented by these same lawyers in their own divorce cases, where the Blue Wall continues to protect the secrecy of abuse found in agencies across California.
Sadly, hundreds of thousands of children suffer by being deprived of loving parents and sent to live with abusers who control the money in a divorce or custody case. Federal funding may just be providing the economic incentive for this to go on in California's Family Courts.
Towery posting younger photos online . Karyn Sinunu Towery most corrupt female lawyer.
After a failed run for Santa Clara County DA, Karyn Sinunu Towery and her husband James Towery began to use Santa Clara County Courts for corrupt motives as they ship millions taken from divorce cases off shore to Costa Rica.
Witnesses claim that Karyn was so upset about her political loss, that she spent the next 10 years seeking revenge, which her husband James Towery assisted with as he worked for California's State Bar, and more recently as a Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge.
James Towery, is reportedly trying to scrub his image with younger photos and fancy reputation services in an effort to clean up his image as more than 10 complaints have been lodged against him with the Commission on Judicial Performance.
Insiders report Towery is also on the verge of being exposed as a sexual predator where female lawyers, court staff and litigants are concerned.
The Towery duo have used corrupt lawyers at the State Bar, where Jim Towery was employed. to get Silicon Valley lawyers out of criminal charges, while using the legal system to harm those who seek to expose his and his wife's criminal conduct.
Criminalizing decent comes easy to Jim and Karyn Towery, Karyn Towery is even known to have lied to the Grand Jury, and has worked to protect the 49er organization in the move from San Francisco to Santa Clara, a move that made Towery very wealthy.
The San Jose Rotary Club has also been implicated in assisting Towery engage in Antitrust activity, where Jim Towery has provided court appointments and fees to lawyers he favors, lawyers willing to launder money in divorce cases while assuring a kickback through Karyn Towery.
Jeff Rosen and Karyn Towery have reportedly threatened others in the DA's office from running against Rosen in the 2018 election, Rosen and Towery know where the bodies are buried, and where the money is hidden.
Jim Towery is rumored to have flown to Costa Rica in 2009 to set up off shore accounts that are funded with the help of local lawyers Towery protected while at the Bar including: Walter Hammon. Hector Moreno, Heather Allan, Lisa Herrick, Lynne Yates Cater,Julie Emede, Schlepphorst, Danelle Morgan. James McManis, Bradford Baugh, Elise Mitchell and Valerie Houghton.
Rosen, who was VERY close with Karyn Sinunu Towery,was reportedly let out of criminal and Bar discipline charges by James Towery while Towery acted as Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar. Towery has threatened to use his influence at the Bar to have any lawyer running against Rosen disbarred.
Much of the money Towery has accumulated appears to have come from lawyers Towery appoints in divorce and custody cases, where Towery appoints lawyers willing to launder money and give him kickbacks. Towery is also implicated in $500,.000 that went missing from Silicon Valley Faces , which came from federal grants funding victim services related to domestic violence.
Now Towery appears to be making millions in kickbacks as he orders parties into supervised visitation where Towery and his wife have a financial interest.
Business leaders associated with San Jose Rotary are reportedly very upset at he sheer corruption James Towery and his wife have imposed on the Silicon Valley community. The Department of Justice and the FBI have been investigating Rotarian involvement with Judge Towery that may bring criminal charges. Many are calling for Karyn Sinunu Towery to be removed from the Rotary membership and restrained from volunteering with Rotary events.
Seems all the geniuses in Silicon Valley have misplaced their solar calculators, rendering them unable to account for all the money the judges are diverting to private law firms, non- profits and companies where they hold personal investments, including businesses that offer supervision services for parents seeing their own children.
Judges in Santa Clara are making big bucks in corruption of divorce cases that Sheriff Smith and DA Jeff Rosen are willing to ignore in order to advance their own political careers.
A complex scheme has been at play in Santa Clara Courts for over a decade, where judges are charged with issuing as many Domestic Violence Restraining orders as possible and then ordering parents to pay to see their own children. Yes, judges are ordering parents to pay private supervision businesses during high conflict custody battles, where the judges profit from their own orders. A recent infusion from the Violence Against Women Act has put even more money into the local court for judges to abuse.
Modern visitation orders require parents to pay as much as $450/ hour to see their own children. These supervision centers get on court , or judge, lists in a manner that assures huge payments for what is essentially a non- regulated service. Businesses allowed to supervise children with their own parents get paid for travel, expenses, and $150 of actual time, where they do not have to be trained for safety or heath matters beyond what a teen age baby-sitter would make, likely $20/ hour. And teen age babysitters are often trained in CPR and provide more value for children.
It is a scam, one wrapped up with the scam of paid psychologists, custody experts and minor's counsel appointments that bleed divorce and custody matters dry for the benefit of corrupt motives.
An investigation shows that James Towery, Patrica Lucas, Judge Arand, Judge Emede, Judge Scott , Judge Mark Pierce, and Judge Chiarello have been investing in these supervised visitation centers and not disclosing such investments on their Form 700. Additionally many of the custody cases in Santa Clara have had matters pending far over the 90-day rule, yet such were not lawfully disclosed on the judge's payroll affidavits as required by law.
John Chase, the public integrity prosecutor in the Santa Clara County DA's office, has refused to investigate any judges or corrupt family law attorneys misusing the DV laws. Some say Chase's complicit conduct is rooted in his personal relationship with Judge Towery's wife, Karyn.
Prosecutor John Chase has been suspected corruption himself, where he appears to be on the take and involved with bribing judges and paying off court reporters to cover up for bad judges and improper governmental activity in the courts. Chase has also reportedly been involved in burying over $50 million in real estate fraud that has laundered real properties from divorce cases to investments for judges and lawyers in the DA's favor.
Similar circumstances appear in Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, Napa, Orange and Sacramento Counties.
If you have a complaint about a judge, a DA or any employee in the court, including a child visitation supervisor, an attorney , or a custody expert, list them by name, and county, in comments here.
Are bad lawyers and judges born that way? Probably not. Probably formed over time by being involved in a corrupt system where public protection watchdogs, local law enforcement agencies and colleagues in the biz tolerate their conduct, Which gets worse over time.
So, if you had to go to jail for 13 days in order to rid the world of a corrupt judge or lawyer would you do it ? Apparently for Joe Sweeney, court reform advocate, the answer is yes.
This week Judge Bruce C. Mills, of Contra Costa will face the Ninth Circuit against the Commission on Judicial Performance, in the first formal discipline proceeding since the CJP beat down law makers and the State Auditor (who sought to make such proceedings more transparent) lost the legal battle to do so ,
Judge Bruce Mills will face charges and threats of removal from the bench based on retaliating against court reform advocate Joe Sweeney.
Mills is reportedly not going down with the ship gracefully. He has privately threatened to expose the judicial misconduct of former and current presiding judges Austin and Fanin, who allowed Mills to be assigned to Sweeney's case where retaliation against Sweeney was clear. Mills is also reportedly acting like a rat bailing from the judicial immunity ship by threatening to expose Judges Humes and Weil for the role they played in retaliating against Sweeney,
Sweeney is known for his activism in seeking cameras in the court and for demanding transparency and accountability where judicial misconduct is concerned.
Since his 2016 jailing, Sweeney has amassed a following of court reform advocates, and litigants who have been pressuring the CJP to discipline bad California judges. Joe has also worked with multiple mainstream media outlets and investigative reporters to bring mainstream media coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle, East Bay Times and several independent publications brave enough to take on watchdogging the courts, and unethical judges.
Here's to Joe Sweeney , Cynthia Dzikes, Nat Gartrell, Michelle Chan, Tom Peele, Alistair Bland, and Stephen James, our favorite fearless reporters, who cracked the glass of transparency where judicial misconduct is concerned . These folks took on the risk to cover secret courts and rouge judges, A risk Joe Sweeney took all the way to Richmond jail , where jail guards fondly referred to him as "the civil guy". The Editorial Boards at the East Bay Times and San Francisco Chronicle also stepped up (show your support by ordering a subscription! ). Also huge thanks to the anonymous bloggers and websites. The courts tried to silence you to protect their secrecy and crimes , but you could not be silenced,
And here is a pat on the back for all those Jane and John Q folks who helped keep up the pressure. supported Joe and changed the game using social media to do what mainstream media would not. Let's keep going ! There are more criminals on the bench and with Bar cards just waiting for us !
STATE BAR PRESSURED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC
Rumor has it that after over $1.5 million was infused to the State Bar to ramp up investigations where attorney misconduct is concerned. Similar pressure is building up on bad lawyers who destroyed the lives of people in divorce and custody cases. The nefarious Nancy Perkoivich, Dianna Richmond, Ron Granberg, Bob Blevans, Tom Tuttle, Walter Hammon, David Weinberg, Rory Cortezee, Elise Mitchell, Bradford Baugh, Nat Hales, Jr., Valerie Houghton and Hector Moreno - all are facing federal RICO suits and State Bar complaints that are too many to ignore. Racketeering and Antitrust activity in family court communities and associations up and down the state, TIME IS UP !
The public is watching to see if the Bar will truly protect the public, or continue to act to protect corrupt and unethical lawyers who plague family court cases like a rapidly growing cancer. .
Legal Terrorists Lurk In Upscale Los Altos Neighborhood: Santa Clara County DA Rosen Puts Children At Risk in Favor of Lawyers
On New Year's Eve, during what should have been a simple custody exchange, the mother of Sophie and Sara Rouin discovered her worst nightmare had come true and her ex, Hamdy Rouin, a Muslim immigrant, had killed his own daughters and himself, after he allegedly "gamed" the system in a divorce case, getting out of jail , and claims of Domestic Violence.
Naturally the courts will lead the press and public to blame the father's background, but like in so many other cases, the courts and the failure of the local law enforcement agencies have the blood of those children on their hands.
One need only look to the white legal terrorists and corrupt lawyers in Santa Clara to see how domestic violence is ignored and children are harmed as a matter of routine in divorce and custody cases,
Sacramento family courts , like Santa Clara , will claim they missed the signs. They didn't.
As Sacramento mourns the loss of two more innocent children to domestic violence, the sting of Aurie Pott's suicide and the raping and murder of the young Mesiti girl by her own father, continue to stain divorce and custody cases in Santa Clara family courts. .
The most ripe example; For over 10 years Sheila and Larry Pott have used the Santa Clara Courts to legally terrorize Audrie's biological father, while hiding millions in real estate fraud and racketeering and paying an army of lawyers to suck up to judges. The Potts have also terrorized former Saratoga High School kids, to conceal their own blood stained hands.
Judges Persky and Chairello have the blood of the Mesiti girl on their hands, which was far worse than Persky's sexually biased ruling in the Brock Turner sexual assault conviction. Turner may be responsible for Persky's current recall woes, but his rulings in family law cases working up to that ruling did far more damage to women and children in Santa Clara County.
Persky is part of a culture, a culture where judges so disregard children and women in favor of a crony legal network, that those in the system see nothing wrong with what they are doing.
District Attorney Jeff Rosen is equally guilty of killing and destroying the lives of children, as he climbs the legal-political ladder.
Rosen's job is to pursue the truth, but history shows that Rosen pursues those who speak up and his own political agenda far more than justice.
In the investigation of Audrie Pott's suicide , Rosen framed and pressured young Saratoga High School students to take a plea, when Rosen knew that two psychology reports issued by Dr. Berg and Dr, Shaw pointed to Audrie's suicide being rooted in emotional issues connected to the custody battle of Sheila and Larry Pott.
From an early age Sheila was showing her daughter examples of promiscuity and infidelity, and Larry, the faux father, was no different. as he allowed Lisa Pott to terrorize and emotionally kill Audrie, the child he did not make , but the child he used for profit and child support. By the time Aurie was sexually assaulted at a Saratoga party, she was damaged from her parent's divorce and unable to withstand what has become commonplace in a affluent Silicon Valley society.
Following Audire's death, the Potts went on a legal terrorist mission , chasing Bronson Barna , Saha Ghafouri and Vince Rositano, as Rosen suppressed evidence that could have ended the Pott's reign of terror. Rosen never even looked at the blood money and fraud of the Potts. Rosen and the Potts even legally threatened the school newspaper to silence the truth.
Neighbors who were appalled that the Potts registered Aurie's name and likeness with the Secretary of State, rather than grieving or taking accountability for their role in her death, have been disgusted to learn that Sheila and Larry appear to be rekindling their romance. Documents found after Shelia's recycling containers were tipped, show that the Potts continue to conspire to legally harm anyone who could expose their crimes.
The sad reality is that Rosen, and so many judges in Santa Clara, allow these lawyers, and litigants, to harm children through malicious prosecution where profits are kind, and kids and women are garbage, not even fit for recycling.
THE CONDUCT WILL NOT STOP. . . MORE CHILDREN WILL DIE AND SUFFER
In a current custody case before Judge Takaichi, minor's counsel Heather Allen has repeatedly ignored 5150 and suicide threats of her young client, similar to how she ignored the danger signs of Oliver Garbe's kids. Now another young woman will likely die, or be permanently scarred emotionally, because Heather Allen is corrupt , unethical and has a long history of destroying children in Santa Clara County.
Children who grew up having had Allen involved in their parent's divorce cases continue to suffer from depression and emotional trauma, yet judges continue to make these minor counsel appointments off secret lists dominated by an "in crowd" where Judge Emede , Kathryn Schlepphorst, Valerie Houghton and Lynne Yates- Cater, Bradford Baugh , James Cox, Nat Hales, Hector Moreno, Marilyn Moreno, and Walter Hammon are converting money needed for children to pay their own fees and other cronies posing as "experts" in Kangaroo divorce hearings.
Rebekah Frye, Elise Mitchell and Kathryn Schlepphorst are regularly appointed to custody and pro tem judge assignments by Judge Emede, Judge Takaichi, Judge Arand, Judge Greenwood, Judge Towery and Judge Scott, yet these lawyers know that their clients, who are children,. are doing drugs, engaging in risky sex behavior, cutting themselves and screaming for help. Elise Mitchell knew Ray Mc Donald was an abuser, a wife beater and a raging alcoholic, yet Mitchell continued to work to place Mc Donald's two year old child in his unsupervised care.
Lawyers have warned Judges that Mc Donald is a threat to children, and schools have refused to let Mc Donald near other children , but Santa Clara County appears to have no problem putting that child in harms way and allowing McDonald to duck out of child support and attorney fee orders using his 49er celebrity status to do so.
By now clients of lawyers including Heather Allen, Valerie Houghton, and Brad Baugh, know the cries of children will never be listened to , unless of course Jeff Rosen decides he needs to fix just the right case to get reelected this fall.
The problem was and always has been the close personal, professional and social relationships with judges and lawyers in family law cases. Any community property owned by divorcing couples is big business for custody evaluators, reunification camp experts, court reporters, vocational examiners and forensic CPAs. Complex schemes of tax fraud, real estate fraud, and conversion by lawyers and judges is so commonplace, that it is ignored by complicit fiduciaries , unethical lawyers, and corrupt government officials including Sheriff Laurie Smith and District Attorney prosecutors.
RECALL OF PERSKY MOVES FORWARD WITH 100,000 SIGNATURES - TIME IS UP !
The recall of Judge Persky is the first shot across the bow. Families are tired. Too much has been taken and too many children have died for the careers of too many unethical lawyers and toothless public watchdog agencies. Persky is just the plug getting pulled along the way to draining the legal swamp.
A swamp otherwise known as Silicon Valley's family law community.
Link to Dr. Berg's report on the now deceased Audrie Pott is very telling, follow the link here. This is every good mother's nightmare. Shelia Pott seems to be sleeping just fine, maybe even with Larry again.
NEWSFLASH: The State Bar having initially dismissed complaints related to attorney Nancy Perkovich, has now reopened the investigation and is forwarding for prosecution. Perkovich was shameful and her history spans 20 years in Sacramento and Napa, where she shamelessly carried on sexual relationships and acted in a manner to harm pro se dads and women where she acted as a judge pro tem , a private judge and corrupt family law attorney.
Ever wish your divorce lawyer would rot in hell? Well some folks are getting tired of waiting.
With the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault cases comes a flood of federal RICO lawsuits, and many are naming people around Harvey, who knew, and did nothing. Now that trend may be moving to state and federal courts, where nasty divorces may spell RICO or subject to U.S.C 1962.
Lawyers, as a matter of law ( U.S.C. 1927 as a matter of fact) , are not supposed to drive attorney fee costs up. But somebody forgot to tell the lawyers, so lawyers like Brad Baugh , get $100,000 in sanctions as attorney fee awards , by using blank bills. ( see link to appeal).
Attorney Nat Hales made $100,000 without an attorney fee contract and Hector Moreno, (part of the Divorce Mafia in Santa Clara County, and former prosecutor), is the first to get slapped with a federal law suit, after charging over $400k and not even being able to collect basic child support. That suit also names CPA Sally White.
Walter Hammon's Family Lawyer tree grew a corruption Dynasty right up to the State Bar. Ironic since the Bar's latest President , is the nephew of the lawyer who got disbarred after an uncle embezzled from a legal trust account.
The criminal and civil complaints pending and about to be filed, may finally shine a bright light on big law and court corruption, and in the process the pattern and practice of stealing from the home, and workplace in a manner that financially decimates women, will be exposed. Good dads wanting to see their children have been extorted and businesses have suffered staggering losses to out of control family lawyers.
While the lawyers may steal the show when federal lawsuits begin to stack up, the complicit fiduciaries; business partners, family members, CPAs , vocational examiners and property appraisers will help unravel enterprises that have terrorized families going through divorce or custody issues for decades. Court Reporters, bailiffs and court clerks will also be exposed.
In LA county a court clerk was indicated on federal racketeering charges, after the court clerk, 36 year old Lopez, took over $420,000 to case fix traffic and criminal cases.
Lopez will spend 136 months in prison for federal racketeering , as the lawyers and judges involved get away Scott free. Perhaps the same prison where three Santa Clara County Sheriffs were sent following a murder conviction for misconduct that is part of a very dangerous legal culture.
The same issues that exposed traffic court scandals, are present in family court. Now all eyes are turning to the lawyers who have been facilitating bribes and generating millions in fees through an enterprise that will be exposed in federal. courts time and time again,
Bailiffs are Using Secret Recording Devices and Text Messages in Family and Criminal Court Proceedings
SAN JOSE, CA- Moles, Snitches and Whistleblowers embedded in the local Sheriff's department are exposing officers involved in a complex sex trafficking scheme which includes transporting moms jailed for custody or false domestic violence claims to the county run fairgrounds where the women are sexually assaulted, forced to perform oral sex and even raped by county workers and contractors.
"Women are being threatened with false probation violations, fabricated police reports or loss of their children in divorce cases as men demand sexual favors in return", reported one law enforcement insider.
Sheriffs are also reportedly using chest cams and personal recording devices to ease drop on side bar and attorney - client conversations during family and criminal court proceedings in order to assist in bringing increased domestic violence charges against innocent parents or to silence family court reformers and critics.
The #metoo movement is said to have motivated men and women to come forward in an effort to expose the law enforcement culture that harms women and families while imposing a reign of terror on local communities.
Smith, who played the female card herself when she was nearly passed over for a promotion based on gender, has been a complicit manager of mostly male officers who secure Santa Clara Country jails and courtrooms.
Laurie Smith as spent six years refusing to break up the Good- Old-Boys Club that has been assisting family law attorneys, judges and court reporters in elaborate money laundering, Antitrust and RICO schemes where manufacturing evidence and legal outcomes persists in Silicon Valley's most elite communities.
Publically, Smith maintains an adversarial relationship with District Attorney Jeff Rosen. Privately, Smith panders to Rosen and judges willing to taint trials and convert community property in family law cases. This conduct feeds an elite crony network of lawyers, big law firms , court reporters, bailiffs who accept bribes and judges who receive financial kickbacks as innocent families and children are robbed blind and women are discredited or discarded as a matter of routine. Smith is part of a financial machine that fills the gaps in state funding for the courts and counties, as the reputations of the communities she was elected to serve continue to be harmed.
Secret recordings made by officers in local courtrooms are known by Smith and ignored. Smith has allowed officers assigned to courtrooms to pressure witnesses, litigants and members of the press in a manner that influences jurors and impacts legal outcomes. Smith is also aware Bailiffs communicate regularly, while in court proceedings, with other bailiffs, the DA, judges and court clerks through encrypted messages in Signal and WhatsApp. This method of communication is done to avoid detection from legal subpoenas. Smith has also ignored sexual harassment and assault complaints arising from courts and the prosecutor's office.
Officer misconduct has flourished under Smith where subverting and obstructing justice, destroying evidence and falsifying police reports in order to attack disfavored politicians and litigants is a widely accepted practice. The Sheriffs also work with the courts to falsify proofs of service, as they did in the Ray McDonald case, in order to assist select lawyers protect celebrity clients.
Dubbed "Operation Marilyn", law enforcement whistleblowers can describe a complex network of cash payments, sex trafficking and schemes that harm women in one of the world's most affluent areas of the country , as county workers remain silent and where Laurie Smith is up for reelection in 2018.
Those who oppose Smith have started anonymous blogs and websites to populate the internet and expose the corruption that has thrived under Smith's leadership. Casey Thomas' World is one such website. Sherriff insiders know that police misconduct has infected county criminal and family law cases for decades, and more recently such conduct has been implicated in influencing judges and juries in cases involving silicon Valley Tech, sports franchises (including the 49ers) and social media companies.
The same deputy later slipped out and was said to be secretly recording for Judge David Cena as a "favor" , as Cena considers a sentencing option of no jail time for three former Sheriff's department employees (Jereh Lubrin, Matthew Farris and Rafael Rodriguez) who were convicted by a jury on June 1, 2017 of brutally beating Michael Tyree to death in a local jail.
Such conduct has occurred in Santa Clara County criminal and family courts for decades, terrorizing litigants and members of the press and public along the way. Such conduct will only stop when counties lose funding and face legal costs that outstrip political corruption.
Women Judges and Lawyers Caught With Unclean Hands in Judge Conrad Rushing Sexual Harassment Scandal
Judge Patricia Lucas may pay for the sins of Judge Conrad Rushing, who resigned under a cloud of sex scandals that rocked California's judiciary earlier this month. Rushing asking women staffers to pack his apartment pails to the harm Rushing and Lucas have done to thousands of men and women in Santa Clara and Monterey divorce cases.
No sooner had the ink dried on Rushing's resignation letter, when a federal lawsuit naming Rushing and a host of women judges was filed The lawsuit is being served on Santa Clara County Judges over the holiday break, and has already been served on the Attorney General and could cause the loss of federal funding for Santa Clara County and the State of California related to guideline child support.
Lucas, who caused outrage for her support of Judge Persky following the sentencing of Brock Turner, is said to be the subject of another recall, and impeachment campaign that is expected to hit in 2018, the year Lucas is up for reelection.
As the new family courthouse was built, Lucas was reportedly credited with getting the nearly $300 million courthouse built., largely with the help of private donations which were pimped out by Lucas who rallied support from the most corrupt family law attorneys in the state.
The San Jose Mercury reported that courthouse ( in the first year open) has sucked $105 million dollars in losses and people actually have less access to justice than before the courthouse was built. Wait time in Santa Clara Family law cases to file documents now exceeds 4 hours for pro per litigants, while lawyers who helped pay the fees to build the court are allowed to submit electronically or in shorter lines.
The courthouse also appears to be being funded with inflated fees for court reporters who are widely known to change transcripts to benefit judges. These court reporters are unlawfully charging fees to pro per litigants and the court, which the court has refused to audit or control while Patricia Lucas acts as presiding judge for the county and where she also serves as legal advisor on the state's Judicial Council and for Monterey and Alameda counties.
However, it is the rapid escalation of state and federal grants funding services for domestic violence that may be keeping the courthouse alive. Lucas has reportedly created a culture where women and men without wealth and status are subject to DVROS, vexatious litigant designations or criminal claims that earn the county courts money. DV has become an epidemic and county judges appear to be issuing DVROs for little or no reason , while letting real abusers off the hook when they pay the lawyers donating to Lucas' political campaigns.
As Rushing grabs headlines for what he did to court staff, few have noticed what Rushing did as a Santa Clara County Judge and then as an appellate judge, which created a culture that Patricia Lucas has continued. A culture very harmful to women involved in the county divorce and custody cases.
As a trial court judge, and former member of the Elkins Task Force, Lucas has been an abomination for women and families. where gross unfairness was a general policy and practice. The most vivid example is the case involving Kathey Fyke's divorce matter. In that case. Lucas and Judge Clark ambushed Fyke to force her to trial when she was suffering from a life threatening heart condition. The transcript describes the usual treatment of pro per litigants and women in general as Ms. Fyke's medical condition, documented by a licensed physician was dismissed as "not credible".
Lucas, who acted as the All Purpose Judge in Ms. Fyke's divorce case, laid a blueprint for corrupt lawyers like Lynne Yates Cater. Since that case Santa Clara County family law attornies have openly engaged in Antitrust like activity that serves to convert millions in community property to attorney fees.
Leaving Ms. Fyke without legal representation, bankrupt and deathly ill from the clear stress and trauma a Santa Clara County divorce is one of the worst abuses of women possible. Judge Conrad Rushing was on the appellate panel that upheld Lucas' orders and let Lucas off the hook for having never provided justice, or attorney fees, for Ms. Fyke in a divorce proceeding that spanned 10 years. Lucas also clearly acted to protect lawyers, court reporters and bailiffs over Ms. Fyke in hearing after hearing. Lucas even appears to have misused the DA's office and the Santa Clara County Sheriff to discredit Ms. Fyke and cleanse her judicial hands.
Lucas, who was once passed over for a court of appeal appointment is no stranger to misconduct herself. While being considered for the court of appeal, court clerks and lawyers were aware that Lucas tried to "clean up her files" , that were under state review. Such conduct is criminal, and Lucas was never investigated and has now cozied up to the regulators and agencies who would investigate her, effectively subverting an investigation of conduct that includes misuse of public funds. Now a federal suit naming Lucas could change that and expose it all. It also could mean the loss of millions to Santa Clara County in State and Federal Funds, where Lucas sits on numerous committees and panels.
Falcone and Fyke is used as a blueprint to steal children and convert community property to attorney fees, which was confirmed by Judge James Towery at a Santa Clara County Bar education training on April 28 , of this year. Mary Greenwood , now an appellate court judge, attended that training, and along with Towery taught lawyers how to make even more money off divorce and custody cases. Lynne Yates Carter was the key speaker at that meeting where she disparaged Ms. Fyke and gloated over the fees she assisted Richard Falcone earn in what is surely one of the counties most corrupt divorce cases.
The court, and judges like Patricia Lucas, repeatedly tear down women during divorce cases, getting results for a "select" group of lawyers , and destroying women so completely that it makes Conrad Rushing look like an Eagle Scout.
UPDATE: NPR Reports Judge Kozinski resigns as California deflects attention in sex abuse scandals.
Most children will look forward to this holiday break anticipating ski vacations , presents and family traditions, yet for children whose narcissistic parents with unscrupulous lawyers who are subjected to family court rulings with unethical and abusive judges, this holiday season looks different. Children in those homes face continued abuse, isolation and are the victims of unjust and broken courts where Judges have elevated their careers in a pattern of abuse that has harmed men, women and children for decades.
As the #MeToo Movement races across California's judiciary, it leaves far more victims in its wake than judicial managers want the public to know. The judges thrust in the spotlight include appeal court judge Conrad Rushing, and federal court appeal judge Kozinski, who suddenly announced his retirement earlier today, yet these judges are only the tip of the iceberg.
In an effort to deflect attention from the real problems facing the judiciary, California' Chief Justice , Tani Cantil Sakauye shamelessly hitches her wagon to the #MeToo movement as she keeps a firm grasp on the lid on the real Pandora's Box and orchestrates which judges will be cleansed as the sacrificial lambs, protecting her own skin and the skin of women judges who have harmed other women far more than judges like Kozinski and Rushing.
Sure, Rushing and Kozinski are pigs, but it is under Sakauye that the court's budget has been blown, false DV claims have reached a new record and real violence and abuse has been ignored where far more women have been destroyed than a few court clerks or even Sakauye herself, who is the most powerful judge in the state of California.
It is not Rushing or Kozinski's behavior toward staff that should worry judicial managers, but the conduct of all judges that is evidenced in rulings that display pure vitriol for women, children and men not in equal positions of wealth ,power and influence.
In Santa Clara County Family Court, Patricia Lucas, who sits as legal advisor to the Judicial Council, has had direct complaints about delays in appeals, bias in attorney fee rulings and judge including James Towery, Arron Persky, Stuart Scott. Vincent Chiarello and Mark Pierce abusing women in the court, and Lucas has done nothing except refuses to report even the most serious of allegations.
Contra Costa's presiding judge Austin had complaints worse than those alleged against Rushing , and he did nothing, protecting judges like Mills and Humes in the process.
In Monterey presiding Judge Mark Hood has allowed a culture where criminal lawyers and divorce lawyers like Debra and William Crawford sleep with clients, and use their Bar Cards to inflict emotional distress that would kill most people and that exceeds any typical office abuse found in private industry.
The State Bar has unclean hands as well, with a history of ignoring sex abuse complaints and failing to maintain independent investigations where lawyers with unethical backgrounds impose their misc9odncut in DV cases, routinely dismissing the best interest of all children who are witnesses and victims of violence at home.
New Judges adjust Rulings to Avoid Public Eye
Last week, a newly appointed judge, Raj Chaterjee of Alameda County , indicated judges are worried. In a case involving Apple Employee Matthew Laycock, Judge Chaterjee denied a father's motion to subject his former wife to a psyche evaluation and vexatious litigant designation. Laycock, was represented by Dominic Porrnio, an Oakland lawyer known to be "in " with Chaterjee and known for informally bragging over his ability to declare mothers crazy and vexatious to gain advantages in custody and divorce cases, Porrino is not alone and the worst lawyers in the family law business appear to be misusing personal relationships with judges to gain fees and bolster "wins" at the expense of children.
At a "fireside " chat during a recent UC Hastings event, Chaterjee was overheard telling lawyers he was aware that the state's top judicial managers were setting up male judges in order to appease the #MeToo Movement, and as a result Charterjee was watching his rulings , having just drawn media attention in family court himself.
This season the millions of children kept from their mothers and fathers by corrupt judges willing to abuse their power and positions in the state's judiciary will dwarf the complaints lodged by a few court clerks.
Our children are uncomfortable everyday as they live with the consequence of being choked with by the injustice family courts imposed by ripping families apart, ignoring protective parents, and financially destroying lives all in a day's work of the broken court.
For decades children have been sent to live with crooks, abusers and pedophiles, because a judge comfortable with the culture of harassing women, degrading men and watching porn in chambers is just another day at the office.
Covering Perjury In Family Court
Lake County, CA December 11,, 2017- Reporters, Editors and Publishers don't like covering divorce and custody cases.
Every year thousands of people reach out to the press begging to have their stories told. Most mainstream media outlets know covering cases where lawyers are allowed to lie, Judges are apathetic and litigants are willing to say or do almost anything is nothing short of foolish.
District Attorneys across California subscribe to that same philosophy, resulting in most abusive and fraudulent conduct being ignored when it arises from a family matter.
However, in Lake County a prosecutor has spent the last two years committed to prosecuting perjury and trying to get other counties to do the same and the county is now beginning to see people being jailed for committing perjury in their divorce or custody cases.
A prosecutor in Santa Clara told Q:
" Look ALL women lie when it comes to their children and abuse. AND ...ALL all men lie when it comes to money, and Jeff Rosen will never do anything about that unless it gets him re-elected."
That philosophy appears to be taken up by the judges and court staff in family court as well. Sadly, while some claims of abuse are not true, women trying to report real abuse , or protect their children during divorce cases, often fall victim to the code of silence: where women appear to face retaliation for being protective parents when domestic violence and child abuse issues are at stake. At the same time women making false allegations to gain an advantage in a custody or divorce matter, continue to set real victims and women in general back decades.
On the other hand, men who fight for their equitable custody time who are not abusers, are often lumped into a prejudiced class of self -represented litigants where judges find them not only to be lacking credibility, but to be unworthy of parenting their own children.
Sadly what was missed here is that a woman may have in fact been a real victim of domestic violence at the hands of her boyfriend , and like most victims of real abuse, she probably didn't trust the system, or didn't know how to break the pattern of violence where she and her child were concerned, which is not uncommon for victims in and out of family court.
We applaud Paul Payne for telling this story, but he missed the details critical for fair reporting by not investigating more about the underlying family law case and what happened to the father , and the boyfriend . If a woman will go to jail for lying about abuse, then the abuser should also be in jail as well. And to assure the safety of the child, the DA should be investigating the lawyers and the father in this case to make sure their hands were not unclean.
New laws in California require prosecutors to seek the truth, not just a win, or plea out allegations. In cases district attorneys opt to enforce, let's hope those laws are applied evenly as well and that DA's are not simply using perjury as a mechanism to continue to carry out injustice woven so deeply throughout the state's family courts. .
#MeToo Movement Hits the Legal System
As the San Jose Mercury and other mainstream media outlets reported on Sixth District Court of Appeal Judge Rushing's resignation after a commissioned report cited years of bigotry and sex abuse scandals while Rushing sat on the Santa Clara and Court of Appeal bench, the media missed the real story that had been crafted by some of the state's most powerful women judges in the state.
At the age of 80, Rushing is not atypical of a modern male judge. Rushing is typical of the extreme sense of entitlement, power and retaliation judges routinely abuse as did Rushing's own wife.
Elaine Rushing, a Sonoma County Judge had a history of DUIs and abuse of power herself. Like Stuart Scott she only received a mild punishment from the CJP, where many believe she should have lost her job and been put in jail. Rushing's wife did not lose her job, and she went on to harm hundreds of litigants and is currently facing a lawsuit for failing to disclose as a JAMS mediator.
Court insiders report Conrad Rushing was targeted by the women managing California's courts, as his wife was let off the hook because a #METOO movement would be more critical of discipline against women judges.
Santa Clara County Superior Court managing Judges Patricia Lucas, Mary Arand, Rise Jones Pichon and Erica Yew are known to have played a role in the report that sealed Rushing's fate. It is believed the report was commissioned to deflect attention from the county's superior court conduct, that includes; delaying and causing the dismissal of appeals, misappropriation of over $100,000,000 during the building of a new family courthouse, overcharging of fees , misuse of state and federal grants and its own Harvey Weinstein like scandal that involve Patricia Lucas, James Towery, and Mark Pierce, Arron Persky, Stauart Scott and Vincent Chiarello.
Family court judges in Santa Clara have enjoyed years of socializing with area lawyers where free alcohol flows like water, DUIs are tossed out by Santa Clara County Sheriffs , extramarital relations are openly pursued and kickbacks and nondisclosures are so routine that they are no longer recognized as problematic where justice is concerned.
Short articles on Rushing focus on things he said or did that were offensive, however insiders know that Rushing created a culture of abuse toward women lawyers and litigants that is present in nearly every Santa Clara County trial court ruling and appeal, Men who were not in Rushing's crony group don't fair too well either. And Rushing is part of a financial network that has led to fees for select law firms that profited from tainted court rulings.
Following a 2016 court staff strike, Patricia Lucas issues faux orders seeking to silence picketing, protesting and leafleting to make the press and public aware of the financial issues plaguing the court.
Court clerks who are poised to strike in January 2018 have been leaking information for months about judges and crooked lawyers that have been facilitated by corrupt court clerks including Jaretta Reser.
Reser is known to have delivered cash payments to judges, arranged secret meetings, and calendared sexual encounters for judges in their chambers. Reser became alarmingly connected to the judiciary while acting as Judge Grilli's court in the Sunnyvale Courthouse, where she began to elevate her lifestyle and employment in a manner inconsistent with court clerk wages, causing friction with other court staffers.
Reser was frequently invited to lunches with Grilli and James Towery where she acted as a liaison to assure select lawyers fee awards and rulings, in exchange for cash, gifts and kickbacks that weren't reported on disclosure forms.
Ms. Reser would routinely accept envelops disguised as orders or sealed documents. She was also known to backdate files and delay appeals with the help of Grilli's court reporter Stephanie Estes. In 2015 Reser began working similarly for James Towery in anticipation of Grilli's eventual retirement. Reser knew Towery had sex with lawyer Valerie Houghton in his chambers and would often let lawyers offering sexual favors to Towery, and Scott into closed courts known to be out of camera view.
Most recently Reser delivered 49er tickets and gifts to Towery as had been promised by Elise Mitchell, a lawyer who represented Ray Mc Donald in a custody matter before Towery.
Reser, colluded with judges for lawyers she knew were willing to pay cash to judges and court reporters including Bradford Baugh, Valerie Hougton, Nat Hales, James Mc Manis, Hector Moreno, Marilyn Moreno, Heather Allan, Elise Mitchell, Kathryn Schlephorst, Lynne Yates Carter and Mark Erickson . In return Reser would see to the backdating of court files, delay transcript delivery and control calendars for judge's social and professional appearances to lock out other lawyers and litigants.
When the 49er Stadium was being built, Reser was reportedly working with San Jose and Santa Clara police officers to facilitate cash payments, tickets and other perks for judges and large law firms. In return cops give judges and lawyers a pass for DUI and Domestic Violence charges.
Lucas, who has received complaints about sexual harassment involving Judge James Towery, and Judge Stuart Scott, has not only dismissed the complaints in violation of her duties, she has worked with Reser and court PIO Joe Macalauso and Benjamin Rada to silence the press and retaliate against those who made the complaints.
Reser herself is known as the Gehtto Gal from James Lick High where she has used her court employment to help judges and assure herself immunity with the cops and judges.
Up and down the state this conduct has occurred from the trial court to the court of appeal, the conduct is well known and apparently being covered up in advance of an anticipated audit of judge discipline proceedings, as was ordered by California's State Legislature back in 2016.
December 2017 - Update : Catching Bad Judges and Lawyers Lurking in Family Court
As Family Court Judge Rudy presided over a divorce case involving a Canadian immigrant, hackers found Judge Rudy's email filled with nude photos of the woman. Judges Scott, Persky, Chairello and Towery also have email accounts with pornographic images that shocked hackers and further supported claims of sexual misconduct in Santa Clara County's Superior Courts that has led to a year filled with public outrage. Outrage that one might imagine would keep these judges from attending the annual Santa Clara Bar Association holiday luncheon, which was captured by reporters on video just last year.
Apparently judges, and the family lawyers in Silicon Valley aren't that smart, their Stanford and Santa Clara University degrees notwithstanding,
On Friday, December 1, 2017, the San Jose Rotary Club was once again the venue for the holiday luncheon where the Santa Clara Bar Association posted an impotent " No Photography" sign at the entrance of the annual holiday event, where judges and lawyers come to celebrate all the money they make off divorce and custody cases. Santa Clara County Bailiffs appeared in plain clothes during this year's event, hoping to arrest rogue reporters who had caused much embarrassment to court staff and judges by capturing the annual event on video just a year earlier.
Reporters and Hackers One Step Ahead of Incompetent Lawyers and Judges
Emails obtained by hackers in advance of this year's event show Court Administrators and Bar Association Executives floated false rumors in advance of this year's luncheon, hoping to deter persistent protestors and members of the press.
Emails leaked from SCCBA alerted the press to what the judges and family law attorneys were planning, Members of Anonymous planted video recording equipment via GoPros on catering staff. where the event was monitored remotely down the street at the Fairmont hotel.
Recording devices buried in the table settings caught everything this year, including new song lyrics designed to cover up what the public had discovered last year. The recordings also captured county
Secret recording devices planted throughout the event also captured judges and lawyers engaged in forbidden conversations , including one conversation where Judge James Towery promised attorney fees , and in return Elise Mitchell promised Towery kickbacks based on her representation of former 49er Ray McDonald's custody case. Mitchell was heard telling Towery she would be delivering 49er tickets for Towery and his wife , former prosecutor Karyn Sinunu Towery.
As Judge Lucas attended the event, the San Jose Mercury and San Jose Inside hit Lucas with hard hitting articles that bring into question the modern family court's management where retaliation is more than an appearance and where the court appears to be working overtime to make courts less transparent. The Mercury's Tracy Kaplan so much as called Lucas' cell phone mandate -Not Smart.
Judge Lucas has been issuing such orders since February 2017, shortly after the Persky, and other family court protestors, began to complain about unfair, incompetent and corrupt judges presiding over family law cases. Lucas has been instructing court staff to deter reporters and protestors who have been investigating public records, transcript and court files that show RICO and Antitrust activity in the county's family law divorce and custody cases. Lucas' accelerated her obstructionist efforts after she began to learn of widespread sexual misconduct running rampant in Santa Clara's Family Law Community,
Hackers even found judges sending nude photos of litigants appearing before them in family courts.
Recent NBC Bay Area coverage shows court bailiffs beat down court users in public file room under the pretense of enforcing Lucas's orders, breaking a journalist's hand.
Facebook shows viral activity based on the court retaliating against people who try to file complaints against Santa Clara County Superior Court Judges.
Lucas, who is aware that several scandals related to court reporters, public records requests transcripts and bailiffs, used in the Santa Clara County Family Court, stories poised to hit mainstream media in early 2018. Lucas appears to be working overtime trying to control the media. block access to public records and discredit those who oppose her ,or her colleagues. to prevent the scandals from ruining her judicial career.
Local reporters with the Metro report Lucas has refused comment and interview during her tenure as presiding judge, while providing comment to the Daily Journal and other legal associations and organizations willing to publish her carefully crafted self- serving message.
Stanford University's Alumni Association confirmed that Lucas asked the association to Black List Michele Dauber, and anyone who could expose rampant sexual misconduct in Silicon Valley's legal Community. Lucas also directed the bailiffs inside the family court to arrest parents protesting the family court judges, or researching transcript issues and appeals process.
As Lucas has tried to deflect the press and protestors in a flurry of self-serving and unconstitutional orders, Members of Anonymous continue to find over $100,000 million dollars that has evaporated from the court's budgets and grant funds, much of it connected to the building of a new courthouse and non- profits like Silicon Valley Faces and the Audrie Pott Foundation.
Former court CEO David Yamasaki continues to be decorated with awards from the legal community as an investigation shows he masterminded improper governmental activity that may have resulted in misappropriation of billions in pubic funds, while other court CEOs appear to be baffled at the conduct of court managers in Santa Clara County.
The missing funds has launched press and FBI investigations connecting divorce cases to the suicide and cyber bullying issues surrounding Audrie Potts' suicide. The investigation has also landed on the door step of law firms Hoge Fenton,McManis Faulker and Attorneys Bradford Baugh, Liz Goodley , Valerie Houghton and Valerie Tarvin, who used family courts to bilk millions in fee awards through false claims of Domestic Violence in custody and divorce cases,
These cases have very unsettling connections to District Attorney Kennedy and Jeff Rosen, which may have been covered up by Santa Clara County politicians and lawyers for decades.
Key members of the Potts Foundation reportedly have been linked to real estate scandals and fraud that involves judges, lawyers and members of the Santa Clara County Family Law community. Judge Arand , now a court manger, who is reported to be covering up several lawyers involved in that scandal, where Judges have received favorable property loans, and been part of secret investment groups that are not lawfully disclosed on their form 700's .
Many of these issues have been ignored by Jeff Rosen, Sheriff Smith and the State's Attorney General for decades. As seen in all public corruption cases, exposure may be coming hard and fast based on the effort of a few dedicated protestors and reporters , who are being assisted by a group of Silicon Valley's most elite hackers.
Last month it was Harvey Weinstein and today NBC fired Matt Lauer. Seems these days every man in every corner of society is losing a job, a reputation, or their family where an old photo, a hand on a back or even a false story of abuse is concerned, except judges and lawyers gatekeeping our legal system.
This time the public is refusing to wait for of an epic court ruling, thanks to the viral anonymity offered by the internet and social media, a modern communication tool that fills the void when mainstream media won't .
Seems the legal system is ripe to be the last area of society to fall bare naked where the topic of sexual abuse and harassment are concerned.
Family Courts in particular are ripe as the next frontier in the nation's sexual harassment debate. In a world where everyone claims someone is lying, and where the law allows the dirtiest of lies, all eyes may be turning to the lawyers , experts and judges working in divorce, probate and custody cases.
Sex abuse and assault at work and home are very real issues, so are false allegations about abuse for a nefarious purpose - taking children from innocent parents, ordering sanctions and attorney fees at unconscionable rates and awarding business to unscrupulous court appointed and joint experts.
When the courts and legal community ignore real abuse but create abuse out of false claims and legal games, society loses. Women, men and children lose and that is what is happening daily in our family courts.
False claims are made by lawyers to make more money. These same lawyers refuse to represent real victims who have no money. Too often a DA will aggressively pursue a false claim, to look good at the time of an election. And what secrets lurk in a judge's past ?
How about law enforcement agencies that respond to DV calls? DV runs rampant in law enforcement agencies. Police misconduct, and officers charged with violence in their own homes that is often protected by a blue wall is a wall that extends into court where lawyers and judges use public agencies as their own private security.
What about non-profits claiming to be feminist groups or father's rights groups funding corrupt organizations such as the AFCC.
Politicians including Trump, Moore and Al Franken were not immune to the court of public opinion, so what about lawyers, prosecutors, public defenders. judges and others who work with women in the legal industry?
Sexual Assault, Abuse, & Sex Crimes Comes to Divorce Court
Judge Aaron Persky's judicial decision to sentence Stanford Rapist Brock Turner to only six months in jail may have brought Persky comfort byway of a clean vote of confidence from the toothless watchdog agency better known as the CJP, but Persky did not escape the court of public opinion, or the recall effort that followed. For years Persky has failed women and children appearing in his court where family law cases are concerned. Persky failed to address attorney misconduct and was involved in the Mesiti case, where a father was awarded full custody because the mother was too poor. That father drugged, raped and killed that girl and was just sentenced for 49 felonies in another county.
Persky also presided over the Whal divorce, a divorce where the husband reportedly paid lawyer Bradford Baugh with a blank check to "make his former wife's life a living hell".
The court of public opinion is the same that saw the fall of sports stars, movie industry moguls and business tycoons, and now that court has been conviended to address the same in the legal system.
Link Between the Silent Press and Sex in the Court
The Press and the Judiciary are two areas carefully balancing the trust of society, often unnoticed and working with the blind trust and reliance of the public. Now they are noticed.
Now, that public is restless.
Members of the press reluctant to cover courts, are drawing attention. A San Jose Mercury News Reporter admitted to the subject of one of her stories that she knew women made false claims of domestic violence , because she had done it before herself. So , how could any such woman cover the courts objectively and believe any woman claiming abuse was credible? If that reporter covered the Brock Turner case, did she believe Emily Doe? And what about the press coverage linked to family court issues in mainstream media, why is the press afraid to cover that ?
In Napa, the Hayward case showed an attorney acting as a private judge, Nancy Perkovich, openly flirted with the husband's lawyer, Bob Blevens, while presiding over a divorce case, causing significant harm while earning excessive fees. The judges who knew did nothing. The State Bar did nothing.
In Contra Costa Merritt Weisinger, Daniel Cantrell, Christina Currington, Stacy Stevens, Dominic Porrino and Paula Groah have engaged in gross abuse of the legal system, while carrying on improper relationships with court bailiffs, court clerks and Judges like Cram, Haynes, Austin, MillS and Fannin.
In Orange County lawyers like David Weinberg and Tom Tuttle have been sexually harassing and abusing children with the help of custody experts the likes of Dr. Rebecca Bailey.
In Santa Clara County attorney Nat Hales told a widow he would give her a favorable settlement in a probate case if she agreed to be his mistress, at the same time Hales acted as referee and private judge appointed by the women judges in Santa Clara : Pichon, Lucas, Emede and Yew, all who did nothing and allowed Hales , with others : Moreno, Baugh, Krepalkha, Erickson, Mitchell, Yates- Carter, Houghton, Frye, and Hammon to protect violent abusers for financial gain. Judge James Towery and Stuart Scott openly harass court staff and female litigants and lawyers, and at worse, get letters of discipline , when they should lose their jobs.
Prosecutor's and Public Defenders
From Orange County , to Santa Clara and Contra Costa, prosecutors and pubic defenders date, work late and carry on with illicit affairs. Infidelity runs so rampant that lawyers and judges know of affairs and remain silent. These are the ultimate faces legally assigning guilt or blame to sexual harassment and abuse by way of our legal system.
In Monterey, William Crawford represented a wife after her husband, a doctor and convicted felon, after the wife's husband manufactured false DV. William Crawford sexually pursued the client, and at the same time referred her to his wife at the time, Debra Crawford, Finding out about the affair ,Debra Crawford married her own client's husband and the Bar, along with the male and female judges in Monterey, did nothing. The State Bar did nothing. The former wife continues to be harmed and legally abused by the Crawfords who are part of the cronyism in Monterey.
The State Bar put new sex policies in place, as their own lawyers including Vanessa Holton, Sherrie McCletchie and other women knew of the rampant sex misconduct in the legal system. These female leaders at the State Bar were reportedly involved in heated affairs and casual sex with other State Bar employees, some who became judges and some who had Bar complaints disappear.
So What do the Women Know ?
Who is Gagged, Threatened and Silenced?
An alarming number of women have been gagged, restrained from social media, branded mentally ill, called crazy, labeled disgruntled or declared vexatious to silence them from reporting real abuse or violence arising from the family.
On the other hand, in divorce cases, when one party allowed to use all the money to pay lawyers can easily hire unscrupulous lawyers to make false claims as a means to assist them gain a financial and emotional advantage. These claims, made with no evidence to support them, can cause men, or women, to lose their jobs, their homes, their children and their freedom. All because of a divorce.
In case after case women coming forward in sports, entertainment, politics and the press claim they didn't come forward because they knew they could lose their jobs, or face worse. Research and interviews with thousands of women in the legal system shows the same holds true where our justice system is concerned. Men without money, connections , or power are harmed as well.
In Santa Clara County Judge Patricia Lucas received a complaint about sexual harassment related to Judge Towery, she responded to that complaint claiming she asked Towery and reported he said in a Weinstein like fashion, " it didn't happen". She then perched herself at a Bar and drank like a sorority girl at her first frat party with the very judges and lawyers she was charged to discipline as a matter of public protection.
To the extent of Lucas' investigation involved asking the perpetrator, as Lucas was the managing judge in one of California's most important county, demonstrates the culture of apathy and silence in the legal system where sexual abuse and harassment is concerned. The women working in the courts, and working in the legal community, were outraged by Lucas' failures, but not surprised,
It is reactions like Lucas' that prevent women from coming forward. Lucas, a mother of son's herself, has turned a blind eye to maintain a culture of silence where violence and harm to women and children are concerned.
It is this culture that prevents real victims from coming forward and allows other women to feel emboldened to make false claims of abuse or sexual harassment. For every false claim, hundreds of real victims suffer and are set back.
For decades women tried to complain about James Towery, at law firms, and even as he cheated on his first wife while working at the firm owned by his own father-in-law. Today Towery openly awards female lawyers less than male lawyers appearing in his court, and instructs female court staff to violate the law to protect his image. Worse is the conduct of Towery were pro se women and children appear in his court. Similar to that of his colleagues, Judge Chiaello, and Judge Persky, Towery consistently issues gender biased rulings and ignores real domestic violence where women not represented by favored male lawyer are concerned. Where favored female lawyers appear before Towery, the men involved in divorce or custody disputes are hit with bias and unlawful rulings as well.
When Judge Scott engaged in judicial misconduct and clearly was hitting on a female prosecutor in a manner that constituted sexual harassment, the Commission on Judicial Performance, where Judge Erica Yew acted as Chairperson, deemed such conduct only warranted a discipline letter and judge Scott was free to remain on the bench to harass other female lawyers, court clerks and court reporters.
The judicial watchdogs, loaded with women like Judge Erica Yew are responsible for the continued harm bad judges and lawyers allow to be inflicted in real victims.
The culture of protection and silence in California's legal community is so entrenched, most women are afraid to speak up. Those who do pay a heavy price.
As the public wars on raging over Judge Persky, forming recalls and protesting, the Santa Clara County judiciary, led entirely by female managers, and General Counsel, Lisa Herrick (former partner of McManis and Faulkner) , circle the wagons, protect the secrets, rest on their immunity and fund anti recall campaigns, ignoring the cries of the men and women they are charged to serve.
The judges protecting Persky include some of the worst in the nation and the press should be asking about the disconnect between the court of public opinion and the judges fighting to stay on the bench where they continue the culture of abuse.
In 1984 California's Attorney General Warned that Judges Disciplined by the Toothless Confidentiality Terms of the CJP, would be likely to retaliate against those who lodge complaints. Thirty years later this is what retaliation looks like where bad family court judges have hijacked justice.
Santa Clara, CA- A father dealing with false claims of Domestic Violence tried to lodge a complaint against Judge Stuart Scott. Judge Scott retaliated and sent Santa Clara County Sheriffs to the man's Grandmother, in what could be seen as nothing short of retaliation and abuse of power.
The harassment has continued as Stuart Scott has used the Sheriffs to do welfare checks on the 88 year old grandma's home, where she resides with the father who tried to complain about Stuart Scott's unlawful and unethical conduct.
As captured in the video, Judge Scott was notified by his bailiff in his court of a possible complaint. Judge Scott responded by sending sheriffs to the home of a woman who has been a resident of Santa Clara County for over 50 years.
Los Gatos Police Taking Bribes for Judge Scott
Santa Clara County Sheriffs have a long history of assisting certain law firms, and judges, in retaliating against Whistleblowers. The history includes unsettling relationships with the Los Gatos police, the same agency that first sent the father to Judge Scott's courtroom.
As a 20-year prosecutor with the Santa Clara County DA's office, Stuart Scott is reported to have longstanding relationships with Santa Clara County law firms including Hoge Fenton, and McManis Faulkner, where billions of dollars have been diverted through Santa Clara County's probate and family law cases.
During his tenure as a prosecutor, Stuart Scott reportedly assisted a core group of Silicon Valley lawyers engage in DUI ticket fixing with Judge Danser, along with former L0s Gatos Police Detective Randall Bishop, a close buddy of Stuart Scott. As a prosecutor, Scott helped members of the San Jose Sharks , 49ers and San Jose Earthquakes soccer teams, get out of criminal charges surrounding the ticket fixing scheme back in 2003.
False DV Claims Generate Money for County Jails
Scott also mastered false DV complaints and sent innocent people to jail, which was never addressed properly as a matter of public protection by the Sixth District Court of Appeal, or revealed in Santa Clara University's Innocence Project Report.
Judge Scott appears to be sending people to jail, to earn bail money for the local courts, and jails, where Scott has benefited based on his private investments. Investments that do not appear to have been lawfully disclosed on his form 700. Scott appears to be under FBI investigation as a result of these investments.
After more than $17 million dollars went missing from Santa Clara County probate courts, Scott reportedly worked with Karyn Sinunu- Towery, a nearly 30 year veteran of the Santa Clara County DA's office, to cover up the scandal.
Sinunu-Towery Cover Up Reaches State Bar
James Towery, Sinunu-Towery's husband, former Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar, assured Scott, and other members of the DA's office, were not disciplined by either the Sixth District Court of Appeal, or the State Bar, in order to solidify Scott's ascension to the Santa Clara County bench.
Towery additionally used his connections at Santa Clara University to have Stuart Scott's name redacted from a report that should have resulted in Stuart Scott's disbarment.
When Stuart Scott was newly appointed to the bench, Judge Erica Yew reportedly cut a deal that gave Scott a mere CJP public admonishment, despite the fact that Scott violated fundamental rights and concealed evidence that could implicate trial and appeal court judges engaging in criminal conduct. Yew publically recused herself , privately Yew worked the CJP's discipline group to keep up the public image of Santa Clara County Court judges.
Unphased by his public admonishment, the county's lead judges agreed to move Scott from criminal court to family court, where Scott continues to assist judges and lawyers launder money, accept kickbacks for requested orders, and harm innocent parents who appear before him. Scott has taken over cases once assigned to Mary Ann Grilli, a controversial judge who retired in early 2017.
Since taking over for Grilli, Scott has continued to assure large fees to select law firms, while picking on self- represented parties, or parties who fail to hire lawyers in Judge Scott's good grace. Scott also has reportedly engaged in misconduct with Grilli's former court clerk and court reporter.
Judge Lucas Hides Court Sex and Assault Complaints
Silicon Valley business moguls have hacked into email accounts that show Judge Scott is continuing to sexually harass court staff, which Judge Patricia Lucas has refused to report.
Judge Scott, has been reported to have carried on with over 20 women lawyers and judges in the county. One woman reported that Scott gave her a sexually transmitted disease and threatened her in order to keep the affair, and disease, a secret.
Scott has allegedly taken millions in kickbacks as a prosecutor and judge, in return he has assured Jeff Rosen's office continues to ignore evidence of criminal conduct and misuse of public funds.
Judge Scott has been a menace to the family court system, where he continues to sexually harass women , and has participated in money laundering schemes to benefit select law firms, the courts and himself.
Parents assigned to Judge Scott's court, have been picketing and protesting in person and online, and many are considering a recall, one similar to what was seen with Judge Persky.
Santa Clara Adoption Day Exposes Judge Crimes
Santa Clara County is funding a bankrupt family court construction project by stealing money from non-profit organizations posing to protect victims of domestic violence and children.
Courts are desperate for funding, so desperate in fact that a core group of judges in Santa Clara County have been issuing false domestic violence restraining orders and acting with adoption agencies to fund cash strapped courts and line their pockets.
On November 17, 2017 the media, adoption agencies and families were invited to attend Adoption Day on the 8th floor of Santa Clara County's Family Courthouse.
Unsuspecting parents and jovial children who bounced about the court that day are now being hunted by Santa Clara County Sheriffs for illegally recording in the court, in violation of Patricia Luca's standing order.
Lucas, who is the subject of a DOJ and IRS investigation related to her misuse of public funds during the building of the new family courthouse, has become aware that during the Adoption Day celebrations, Judge James Towery and Judge Stuart Scott were video taped and photographed in a manner that could further reveal crimes contained inside the court.
James Towery, and Stuart Scott have been reported for sexually harassing hundreds of women and young girls as they sat on the bench in Santa Clara County, some of those women are now speaking up and have indicated that Towery , Lucas and Scott have been involved in highly sophisticated money laundering . pedophilia and sex tracking rings that have generated them millions in profits kept off the books.
Santa Clara County Judges are issuing DVROs at an unprecedented rate. These can result in a 3044 finding which allows judges to convert assets, control support and place people subject to false or unwarranted DVROs under supervised visits, which provides opportunities for kickbacks to law enforcement, private supervised visitation organizations, fee awards for select law firms and payment awards to custody experts, where judges are secretly investing.
Judges have also been connected to child trafficking rings, where Family Court Services, CPS, and private agencies work to discredit biological parents , which allows children to be ushered into foster care and adoption programs that finically benefit counties where judges serve.
An uncomfortable connection with local law enforcement agencies is also beginning to emerge, where cops assigned to courthouses have been reported to be taking cash, delivering cash and issuing false warrants to entrap parents in the family court system.
Judges are also investing in private jail contracts, giving incentive for family law judges to use DVROs in order to toss parents involved in divorce or custody cases in jail.
An investigation shows that several members of the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department have been gaining wealth through the collection of cash, and assets that do not need to be reported , these assets include shell investments in construction companies awarded bids to build the new courthouse, and that profited from building the 49er stadium in Santa Clara.,
Towery and his wife Sinunu Towery, have been setting up their political clout for decades, even marrying to be able to invoke spousal protections should they get caught. The duo have been protecting lawyers and diverting donations intended for non-profit organizations such that they have personally benefited from over $10,000,000 that has gone missing from non profit organizations earning county, state and federal funding intended to support victims and protect children.
In family court Towery has been ground zero for issuing false domestic violence restraining orders as a form of financial harassment for some, while giving a free pass to others, including former 49er Ray Mc Donald. Towery has also assured attorney fee awards to a select group of lawyers including Lynne Yates Carter, Bradford Baugh, Heather Allan, Nat Hales, Hector Moreno, Marilyn Moreno, Rebekah Frye, Donelle Morgan, James Mc Manis, Elise Mitchell, Matt Erickson and Mark Ericson, who have secretly assisted in kickbacks to Towery's former firm, Hoge Fenton, where Towery continues to earn income and hold interests in deferred property ownership.
Judge Scott has also been issuing DVROs at an alarming rate and is said to be the new kid on the corruption payroll, where he is using the bench to issue orders that place families in family or probate court where Scott then benefits from private judging contracts, and kickbacks from non profit agonies appearing to work to protect elderly citizens.
One family present at the court sponsored adoption day was alarmed that the county courts had failed to protect the identity of their adopted children, reporting that the state's Judicial Council even interviewed and filmed the families in violation of strong privacy laws, and in a manner that was very unsettling.
FBI agents privately admitted to being embarrassed, but not deterred, after a Judge Charles Breyer , a federal judge in San Francisco, barred over 200 hours of recordings the FBI had made outside a Redwood City Courthouse. The recording devices were planted by the FBI in planters and sprinkler systems and Breyer found they violated Fourth Amendment Protections such that they could not be used for purposes of taking down criminal like activity involving California real estate and abuse of public funds related to governmental construction bids.
However, the information that the recordings captured show private conversations between judges and lawyers, including judges asking for special protections for bailiffs assigned to their courts.
Judge Breyer's rulings may have prevented further prosecution for Antitrust violations involving bids and property foreclosures in 2009 and 2010, but the content of those recordings could not be erased and have brought deeper investigations to Santa Clara County, where all roads lead to corruption and Antitrust violations surrounding the building of a new family courthouse in San Jose.
San Jose Mercury Reported On Misuse of Public Funds Connected to New Family Courthouse
Since its completion in 2016, the new Santa Clara County family courthouse has been fraught with fraud. Managing judges recently admitted that irresponsible fiscal management had cost taxpayers $105 million dollars and anonymous sources from the Superior Court Professional Employees Association have been sending photos and information that shows judges are cranking up arrests and crimes in conjunction with the Santa Clara County Sheriffs to keep revenue flowing in the form of court fees, state and federal grants and fees to private lawyers in criminal and family law matters who make large donations to the courts and judge reelection campaigns.
FBI leaks indicate that since 2016 the FBI has been surveilling the Santa Clara County family law community by planting secret recording devices on persons posing as homeless or disabled.
Nearly two years of recordings document a long history of abuse , where members of law enforcement work with judges and lawyers to fix DUI tickets and rig divorce and custody cases.
A video posted online to attract more sources captured a scene in San Jose, where it was reported that Santa Clara County Sheriffs were protecting criminal activity that included bribes, cash payments and kickbacks to local judges James Towery, Aaron Persky, Vincent Chiarello, Stuart Scott , Mark Pierce and Vanessa Zecher , Patricia Lucas, and Mary Arand.
Santa Clara County Deputies like Deputy Gomez, Badge #1870 (caught on video above) have reportedly been charged by judges and high ranking Santa Clara County Sheriffs to threaten, erase and harass any member of the public who captures images of corruption flagrantly occurring in the Santa Clara County community. Reports of police misconduct have been ignored for decades and the bad cops continue to impose harm that impacts the lives, homes and children of Santa Clara County residents.
Shortly after the surveillance video captured Gomez's involvement in a judicial scandal, he was assigned to the Santa Clara County Family Court where he is reportedly involved in a Blue Wall that protects criminal activity that occurs behind the veil of judicial immunity in secret meetings where Judges and only select court employees are included.
The FBI's investigation is now looking particularly at Sheriffs assigned to family courtrooms, where they enjoy elevated protection from misconduct such that they are free to act in a manner to harass, threaten and arrest members of the public who attempt to lodge complaints and bring public attention to family courts.
Judges have reportedly lobbied to prevent deputies assigned to the court from being subject to wearing body cams that are required of other sheriffs.
FBI investigations have also led to the quaint upscale community of Los Gatos, where Los Gatos police have a history of working with lawyers including Lynne Yates Carter, Dennis Luca, Robert Allard , Catherine Gallagher, Walter Hammon, John Conway, Bradford Baugh, Nat Hales , Heather Allan, and Mark Erickson creating false Domestic Violence claims , DUI fixes and police misconduct cover ups that create billions for the courts in revenue and funding.
The investigations, along with information released by WikiLeaks have revealed that Santa Clara County Sheriff , and the Los Gatos police, have been conducting surveillance on Silicon Valley tech and social media firms like Apple, Facebook, Netflix and Paypal, as well as the 49er franchise by using information obtained from judges acting in divorce or custody cases. That information has been being sold by the judiciary and top ranking politicians in Santa Clara to investors in China and Russia. Several of the investors have ties to the construction bids awarded during the building of the new family courthouse.
Big equity in Silicon Valley homes and confidential information connected to Silicon Valley appears to be the crown jewels for sale in Silicon Valley's family courts, and may be the next frontier for the FBI and press to investigate.