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, Keri Evilsizor, 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.
How Divorce Lawyers Pad Their Bills- Jim McManis and Bradford Baugh Tied for Top Crooks in Divorce Cases
Jim McManis of McManis Faulkner jokes with his associates and colleagues in Santa Clara County's family law cases that he is a " Billing Machine". Not so funny if you have to pay that machine to get a divorce.
McManis and lawyers who spin off his firm, including Donelle Morgan , are some of the most predatory legal billers in the state. Morgan, who left McManis' firm and now is a partner with Tidalgo, Sukhodrev and Azzolinio demands a $50,000 retainer from her new clients, and that is kept until the case is complete, then she demands another $50,000 which she uses to begin billing.
Hector Moreno and his sister Marillyn Moreno are also known to excessively bill clients embroiled in divorce or custody matters, but the worst in Santa Clara County is Bradford Baugh, an unethical lawyer known for his improper relationships with family court judges.
The lawyers in Silicon Valley have engaged in Antitrust like activity for decades, ignored by the Bar , and that has served to harm people tangled up in the emotional issues surrounding their property , income and children , limited options.
Bradford Baugh's conduct is so flagrant that his cases have clogged the Sixth District Court of Appeals more than any other family law attorney. A current appeal was filed by the former wife of Sean Connery's step son, and that appeal shows that Judge Mary Ann Grilli awarded Mr. Baugh $100,000 in attorney fees as sanctions, after Mr. Baugh submitted blank bills to obtain that award.
Baugh was known for his over 20 year affair with Grilli, where in the final years of Judge Grilli's career, as she struggled with her family , drug addiction and dementia, Baugh would routinely provide her cash, and slip into chambers with the help of court reporter Stephanie Estes and clerk Jaretta Reser. In chambers Baugh would draft orders, which Grilli would sign. It has been alleged Baugh and Grilli had sex in chambers and regularly attended speaking events for Valerie Houghton's : Voice of the Child, as Houghon, formerly of the Hoge Fenton law firm, carried on her own affair with Judge James Towery.
The quid pro quo of attorney bills has gone to the Santa Clara County Bar Association in the form of "donations" that are used to fund Judge awards and social events where judges and lawyers openly socialize and speak freely of cases in a manner contrary to law and that serves to violate public trust in the legal system.
Hoge Fenton is another law firm that over billed clients, and where clients alleged that James Towery, a former partner, had no financial acumen to handle their civil and family law cases.
In 2003 California's State Bar Issued a warning , in an effort to protect consumers , teaching anyone hiring a lawyer how to check their legal bills.. Jim Mc Manis was known to be one of the highest billing law firms in the state when that warning was issued. Mc Manis was also known to bill clients without a fee agreement and to pad bills with phantom workers and costs that seemed to run on a 24 hour clock.
In one case Jim McManis personally offered to help a Lunardi's store manager with his divorce, the man had no more than $10,000 in pension and life savings . McManis assigned an unlicensed attorney to the case, billed $10,000 in the first month and never got a fee agreement. McManis then demanded a retro active fee agreement, which the man refused. McManis rapidly settled the case and billed nothing, clearly knowing he had violated the law and professional rules of conduct,
Despite the Bar's stern warning, and in part because of James Towery's former employment at the Bar, law firms in Santa Clara County have been stealing from clients in divorce cases for decades. And the criminal activity contained in divorce cases is now seeping into Contra Costa, Sacramento, Marin , Napa , Alameda and Solano counties.
Here is how lawyers like Jim Mc Manis and Bradford Baugh steal by padding their bills:
Overcharging for copies that are never made
Phantom Work that can not be confirmed
Double or Triple Billing - Multiple Clients for The Same Physical Time
Billing for Transcripts that the Client Actually Paid
Charging Fees that Were Not Incurred
Using "Consultants" and "Experts " who are not paid amounts showing on bills
Setting multiple hearings before the same judge on the same day and billing for all at the same rate.
Every county has a Bradford Baugh. An ignorant client trusts and relies on their lawyer and has no ability to confirm bills, or compare bills with other clients. Judges routinely rubber stamp these bills in divorce cases for one favored lawyer and awards under FC271 sanctions or FC2030 are awarded at a rate in Silicon Valley that is not seen in other counties, or civil or criminal matters.
A five year audit of Mr. Baugh's bills show that he has made millions on fraudulent bills, which judges have allowed to be paid, often charged to the other side.
Got a question about your lawyer's bill? Send a copy to Email : JohnQPublic@gmail.com
Mesiti (left) will be sentenced Nov. 28th after confessing he drugged, raped and killed his own daughter Alycia Allen Mesiti 9 months after Judge Chiarello denied Alycia's mom fees to pay a lawyer in a custody case. Chiarello also ignored Paternity Fraud in the Potts divorce that kept Audrie Potts from her real father, a factor that contributed to her suicide.
SILICON VALLEY, CA - The suicide of 14-year- old Audrie Potts and the raping and killing of 14- year-old Alycia Allen Mesiti, at the hands of her own father, are every parent's worst nightmare, yet a reality uncomfortably connected in Santa Clara County Family Courts, and Judge Chiarello, a suspected molester in his own right.
Sadly. these stories occur daily in family court , yet are concealed by a culture of silence; that has historically included family , teachers , friends and even the press.
Sexual harassment and child abuse are bad for business in Silicon Valley. So bad in fact that teachers in both private and public schools are often encouraged to ignore some of the most obvious signs of abuse where students are concerned, despite bring state mandated to report suspected abuse. With over 60% of the student population impacted by divorce and custody battles in Silicon Valley, school administrators and teachers are concerned enough they are finally willing to break the code of silence.
Teachers, once coerced into silence, are now not only speaking out about the impact of family court on the lives of their students, they are reporting widespread sexual abuse of minor children imposed by judges and lawyers charged to act in the best interests of children.
Allegations Judge Chiarello Raped 14 Year Old Boy
A recent flood of allegations against Silicon Valley judges and lawyers include those made by a young man who has alleged that when he was 14 years of age , he was sexually assaulted by Vincent Chiarello, the judge who awarded full custody to Mesiti despite Mesiti's criminal background. Like most judges in Santa Clara County , Chiarello ignored Alycia's mother, who could not afford legal representation during her Santa Clara County custody case.
Judge Chiarello is accused of making the young boy dress in women's clothing and drink tea for months as Chiarello " groped and groomed" him. Chairello then allegedly raped the young boy on a regular basis. The young man claims to be heterosexual and reports that Chiareelo has caused him severe psychological pain that the man , now in his mid 20's regularly contemplates suicide.
A local teacher is reportedly working with the young man to get his story in the press in order to protect other children.
Underreported Sexual Harassment Affects Women Daily
Male and female lawyers . court clerks and law office staff members report sexual harassment of women in Silicon Valley's legal community has been out of control for decades. Old school lawyers engaging in this conduct appear to assume subordinates are thrilled when unsolicited sexual advances are made in the general course of business. Private judges are reportedly the worst., but even judges like Stuart Scott appear to have no trouble engaging in inappropriate sexual relationships while sitting as a Superior Court Judge. Scott has been prowling and trolling young interns and lawyers since he was a former prosecutor. In fact, Scott continues to carry on a relationship with a female prosecutor who was the subject of a CJP complaint and subsequent discipline action against him as a new judge. Judges Erica Yew, Patricia Lucas, and Rise Jones Pichon knew of Scott's behavior, and transferred him to family court where he continues to harm women in his rulings and through his personal conduct.
Court staff describe Scott's unwanted sexual innuendo, touching and constant propositions as outright harassment. Complaints made to the all female court management staff have been ignored.
Scott has had sex with court clerks, prosecutors and court reporters in his chambers. Recently , a young court intern described Scott's flagrant sexual advances, where Scott placed the woman's hand up under his robe and told her he was going to teach her ... "something about big justice."
This same culture occurs routinely at Silicon Valley's top law firms.. Women report the worst firms include : McManis and Faulkner, Hoge Fenton and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. where James Towery is believed to have sexually assaulted over 10 women as he worked on the Facebook litigation.
Women in these firms describe aggressive bosses and pay freezes imposed on any woman who tries to speak up.
Ten Women Report History of James Towery's Sexual Abuse of Women
More than ten women have now come forward to describe the long history of sexual harassment and abuse they faced at the hands of James Towery, who now presides as a judge in Santa Clara Family Court.
The women accusing Towery of improper conduct describe Towery grabbing breasts and forcing young interns and lawyers into oral sex. Towery reportedly attacked young women working as volunteers with Rotary International, as Towery first sat as the Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar, and later a Santa Clara County Judge.
One young woman , a friend of Towery's own son, claims she was attacked in James Towery's home, just months after Towery's August wedding to Karyn Sinunu. The woman was 17 at the time of the attack and reports James Towery demanded she perform oral sex in exchange for favorable recommendations related to mock trial organizations where Towery regularly volunteered.
Another woman has described similar conduct reporting that Towery raped her as he taught an ethics course at Santa Clara University.
A Santa Clara University professor described how attorney , now Judge, James Towery has historically sexually harassed students at Santa Clara University , where Towery was an occasional instructor of ethics courses. The university employee said she feared for her job and the safety of students , so she didn't speak out about that harassment,
A Santa Clara University professor stated:
" The Catholic Church was reeling from the exposure the Boston Globe brought by 2009, so one disgusting lawyer seemed harmless. I regret now that I didn't speak up about the harm James Towery inflicted on so many young women."
Los Gatos - Saratoga Teachers Weigh In To Protect Students
A Saratoga teacher describes the pattern and practice that occurred in the Potts family just prior to Audrie Potts' suicide.
" Audrie's suicide can't be blamed solely on the students attending one party, That was one night and Audrie had been struggling with the divorce of her mother and non- biological father for years. The fighting erupted into a bitter custody battle and the psychologist report that reflected Aurie's struggles was buried as part of the Potts legal manipulation."
Many teachers are blaming the press for refusing to cover any issue connected with family court.. Hundreds of reporters from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN , TMZ , The San Jose Mercury and the San Francisco Chronicle have ignored nearly all abuse and harassment claims that are now threatening to reveal a culture and code of silence similar to the code that allowed Harvey Weinstein, Jerry Sandusky and Roger Ailes to prey on women and children for years.
A code that ultimately killed Audrie Potts and Alycia Allen Mesiti.
Transcript Scandal: Court Reporter Seeks Witness Protection & Immunity After Admitting to Over Charging and Changing Transcripts in Family and Criminal Cases
Are Court Reporters Stealing From Children ?
MARTINEZ, CA- AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Judge Mills, the latest Bay Area Judge to be investigated by the CJP, has reportedly had sexual relationships with court reporters who provided Mills with information he intends to use as blackmail against Contra Costa Judges including: Judge Humes, Judge Haynes, Judge Landau and presiding Judge Austin, and Jill Fannin as well as Santa Clara County judges who have long held powerful positions at the Commission on Judicial Performance.
Mills has privately vowed to expose Judge Yew, Judge Pichon and Judge James Towery related to misuse of public funds, fee gouging and mail fraud where court transcripts are concerned. Litigants in family courts of these judges have over paid for transcripts buried deep in attorney fee awards gained by padding billing statements. Court reporters have also acted to delay transcripts to obstruct the appeal process based on entanglement with these and other judges.
Judge Mills appears to have evidence that will confirm that Judge Humes, Haynes and Austin have willfully engaged in altering transcripts to prevent parents in Contra Costa County from successfully appealing divorce and custody orders. Similar conduct appears to have resulted in overcharging in divorce and custody cases in Sacramento, Napa, Solano, Monterey, Alameda and Orange County.
The investigation of Judge Mills may signal internal fighting as the State Auditor moves closer to reporting and auditing thousands of complaints against judges that have been dismissed and ignored for decades.
Court reporters who produced transcripts in Mills' courtroom may become entangled in Mills' defense and several are asking for protection before they agree to assist the FBI and the Department of Justice, some retired reporters note retaliation is real and many fear for their personal safety.
A Santa Clara County Court clerk tired of Judge Stuart Scott's repeated sexual advances is reported to be assisting investigators locate court reporters willing to come forward to the media, the FBI and the DOJ after complaints had been ignored by the CJP and Attorney General implicating Santa Clara County Family Court Judges.
" Judge Scott doesn't even try to hide the fact that he is hitting on us in the court clerks office, where he regularly comes down to check on his "ex parte sign offs" . Court Staff and litigants have complained about Scott since the moment he became a judge, he got a pubic admonishment letter, and was transferred from criminal court to family court where he continues to harm the public and families trapped in Santa Clara County divorce and custody cases. He openly tells reporters to change or delay transcripts in cases with certain lawyers. He harasses us, expects us to do illegal things to make him look good and Judge Emede and Lucas do nothing to stop him."
The clerk has also assisted court employees and litigants secretly record hearings in order to compare those recordings to the transcripts produced by Santa Clara County Court Reporters. The transcripts and recordings have been sent to the media, FBI and DOJ. Huge discrepancies and redactions in the transcripts do not match live recordings.
Lawyers associated with the Santa Clara County Bar Association , SCCBA, have launched a PR campaign "Operation Lid On", to get a handle on the problem and protect the judges awarding unprecedented fees and sanctions in Silicon Valley divorce and custody cases.
Judges have been working overtime issuing orders to stop the recording and delay transcript deliveries, but investigators report they have enough to proceed with investigations without court staff of judge assistance.
Court reporters who behave and keep the secrets of unethical lawyers and judges, have been routinely assigned to courts where high profile cases assure more money in income from transcript requests., Cases including the Persky matter, the Sierra La Mar Case, and the criminal and custody cases of former 49er Ray Mc Donald appear to generate massive fees as a form of kickback to court reporters willing to scrub transcripts or fix historical records to make judges look more competent in the law.
The CJP investigation of Mills may expose far more than Mills' misconduct. Mills is reportedly linked to large law firms where attorneys are routinely awarded lucrative private judging contracts. These assignments bring in millions of dollars , where lawyers are given the power of immunity of a judge and where these firms retain court reporters and bill for transcripts upwards of 100% the legal maximum.
Over Charging for Transcripts Found Millions in Unreported Income
An underground sting in family courts shows that Santa Clara County leads the state in overcharging for transcripts, but Silicon Valley and Orange County private judge assignments and mediation mean even bigger bucks for court reporters. Most income court reporters are paid in these assignments appears to be in cash that is not reported to the IRS.
Attorneys acting as judges in divorce cases have told court reporters to change or delay transcripts to block appeals. Requests for the Court of Appeals to intervene and ensure timely delivery of court transcripts in family and criminal cases, have been denied, giving an appearance the Court Transcript Scandal may extend into the court of appeal.
" Judges have been asking for transcripts to be changed or delayed for decades, they all have benefited from transcript changes at one time in their careers, so they aren't going to speak up. What is sad is that small changes that seem innocent to a judge may mean a mother or father losing their children, or a elderly person losing their freedom and life savings because an unscrupulous court reporter is willing to change a few important words."
Fees charged for transcripts in California amount to billions of dollars. Divorce cases these days show judges and lawyers are driving transcript costs up to over $5,000 in a single case, which serves to benefit a core group of court reporters willing to break the law and a powerful judge.
John and Jane Q are moving to Proton Mail for this investigation where you can safely send recordings and transcripts for this investigation.
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe: Vungle CEO Jaffer Free to Rape More Children After Posting $300,000 Bail
Code of Silence Protects Child Molesters & Rapists
Police caught Silicon Valley CEO Zain Jaffer in the act of sexually molesting his 3 year old child after Jaffer’s own father called the police to their Hillsborogh home earlier this week. Steve Wagstaffe, the San Mateo County District Attorney, recommended that Jaffer, head of the Silicon Valley startup Vungle, reportedly worth over $300,000,000, need only post $300,000 in bail, which essentially allows him to be free to molest other children and his own.
As social media posts go viral with “ WFT!!!” , people trapped in the “Divorce Death” , otherwise known as Silicon Valley’s family courts, are not surprised by San Mateo County’s soft pedaling on child molesters and abusers, even when those abusers are caught in the act by law enforcement, or on video.
As Forbes , the San Francisco Chronicle, and other mainstream media begin to pick up the Jaffer story, and Vungle tries to scrub their image by claiming outrage, many are claiming that Vungle employees, the courts and the police, all know this conduct goes on daily across Silicon Valley and is protected by a Code of Silence. A Code designed to protect big money and the images of the most powerful executives and CEOs in Silicon Valley.
Wagstaffe, like Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County DA, and Mark Peterson, former Contra Costa County DA, have had thousands of complaints where parents have attempted to lodge credible claims of sexual abuse, harassment and child molestation, yet Rosen, Wagstaffe and Peterson have consistently engaged in selective procesution, to protect big money in Silicon Valley. Otherwise known as protecting the establishment.
In Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen ignored the recordings of Neha Rastogi and Kendra Scott , refusing to prosecute flagrant domestic violence in order to protect more Silicon Valley CEOs and 49er celebrities.
Few know that Rosen also protected Larry and Sheila Pott, the parents of Audrie Pott , with the help of Santa Clara County Courts based on Sheila Potts connection to underwriting real estate loans that untimely provided kickbacks to most of Silicon Valley’s judges and lawyers , otherwise known as the “ in crowd” based on their associations with the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
To help his 2012 reelection campaign, Rosen shamelessly used the suicide of Audrie Pott to aggressively pursue Saratoga High Students in what became known as “ Operation Cyber Bullying”, a campaign designed entirely to get Rosen reelected and to drive business to Los Gatos where Netflix expanding its Silicon Valley stronghold.
Where Judges including Mary Arand, Patricia Lucas, James Towery, Mary Ann Grilli, Erica Yew, Stuart Scott , Judge Folan, Judge Zecher , Judge Rise Jones Pichon, and Judge Drew Takaichi, arranged court orders that allowed for real estate deals to be taken out of the hands of local citizens, as the Potts used the courts to silence the truth and bring positive attention to the Los Gatos – Saratoga area during the filming of the Netflix movie Audrey and Daisy, a film that reportedly was far from the truth.
As Rosen’s office pursued the Saratoga teenagers in what was a frightening prosecutorial debacle, Rosen used backdoor information and bribery with lawyer Robert Allard and Judge Mary Arand to suppress evidence that would discredit the Potts and reveal a massive real estate scandal, and which would expose mass judicial corruption connected to Silicon Valley tech firms and real estate, where judges are getting deferred kickbacks and bribes for court orders that favor large real estate developers, tech firms and lawyers today.
Mark Peterson got busted in the network, and was thrown out of office. However, Gregory Dresser , Interim Chief Trail Counsel at the State Bar, reportedly told State Bar investigators to go “light “ on lawyers connected to the Silicon Valley real estate and tech firm corruption, where Dresser was promised the top job at the Commission on Judicial Performance by Erica Yew, when Victoria Henley was forced to retire.
People going to jail , losing their children and having their property stolen from them during divorce or probate case are victims of the Code of Silence in Silicon Valley . A Code firmly in place and that says……
WELCOME TO SILICON VALLEY: Come for the jobs, stay to have it all stolen. Our courts and police assure that your children will be sexually abused and legally kidnapped. Your mothers and fathers will be broken and beaten, and nobody here will ever say a word.
Despite her reportedly steamy sexual relationship with now District Attorney Jeff Rosen, and her violation of local rules and professional code of conduct standards as a lawyer, Vanessa Zecher has been outed by court insiders tired of the flagrant sex scandals running rampant in the family law community , as parents are being criminalized, children are being harmed and a core group of lawyers are making obscene sum of money from Silicon Valley divorce and custody cases.
On October 18, 2017 a former client of Zecher, and 1985 Emmy Award winning producer of Men Who Molest, wrote a letter to Zecher, demanding her resignation from the Santa Clara County bench, and demanding Jeff Rosen investigate Zecher and others for crimes. The woman writing the complaint is now a Sonoma County resident , but was declared vexatious in Santa Clara County after she tried to complain about Zecher and family court corruption and a culture that tolerated sexual abuse and harm to children.
As Anonymous Whistleblowers reported that Judge Zecher would be taking the place of Judge Lucas during Santa Clara County's Public Safety and Justice Committee Meeting on October 18, 2017, several members of the public and press sought to make public comments to bring family court issues to the attention of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. During the meeting several members of the public made comments related to the problems in the family courts where people protesting, picketing and complaining about judges and family court issues had been threatened , harassed and intimidated as a result.
Ironically, one speaker referred to Zecher's historical connections to the DA's office, where Zecher appeared to non verbally agree with the speaker that she (Zecher) had frequently referred to a former attorney from the prosecutor's office, Alan Nudelman, as "daddy". Zecher , like so many other female lawyers, now turned judge appear to have been making her way up the judicial ladder on her back, and by joining a culture that remains committed to silence where sexual misconduct runs rampant in the legal community.
Zecher is reported to have engaged in sexual relationships with Rosen while she presided over the Sierra La Mar Criminal case, which Rosen is now using for reelection purposes.
Men and Women across Silicon Valley are outraged that the justice system appears to have been being run by core groups of unscrupulous lawyers and judges in charge of freedom, property and safety of children, while they openly engage in improper sexual and financial relationships.
Rosen's office continues to try to block investigations into misconduct related to his handling of the Audrie Pott suicide matter and his misconduct in the Emily Doe rape case involving Stanford rapists Brock turner. In those cases Rosen appears to have used law enforcement and judges to first frame Saratoga High School students, and then use court reporters , lying cops and judges to obtain the outcome Rosen needed in the Potts , Doe and Sierra La Mar Cases, to help him remain in office,
Rosen's history with attorneys like Nat Hales. James Towery, Bradford Baugh, Valerie Houghton, James Mc Manis, Walter Hammon, Dennis Luca, Valerie Houghton, Hector Moreno, Marilyn Moreno, Allan Nudelman, John Chase, Robert Allard and Mark Erickson show Rosen has falsely imprisoned innocent parties and released guilty abusers through selective procesution that benefits his political career, protects judges and conceals police misconduct in a manner that continues to harm the public and Silicon Valley children.
Judges in Santa Clara County routinely refused to admit evidence, unfairly divide property, unlawfully award support, steal children and act mainly to pay attorneys. The worst of these include Judge James Towery, Judge Stuart Scott, Judge Greenwood, and Judge Pegg.
Leaked information from inside the DA's office shows Rosen became physically and verbally abusive as investigations got too close to him , telling one member of the public to "f*ck off" and startling a cafeteria employee who observed Rosen's behavior,
Rosen is said to have protected himself further , giving kickbacks and favors to media outlets including the San Jose Mercury, where reporter Tracy Kaplan is given a free office to give Rosen a free pass , or write the narrative that assures reelection.
Reports that Judge Scott openly engaging in sexual relationships with members of Rosen's office are more than just rumor and appear to be the reason Judge Stuart Scott was moved to family court, following discipline from the Commission on Judicial Performance, early in his career as a Santa Clara County judge.
Rosen's office has also been covering up corruption involving the San Jose Police and Santa Clara County Sheriff , law enforcement agencies from Los Gatos to San Jose acting like Nazi police as they perform welfare checks on protestor's elderly family members and threaten to deportation immigrants who protest family courts , or post online about family court judges and bailiffs.
Rosen is also selectively using immigration issues to benefit his political career, which could cost the county millions in federal grant forfeitures.
Rosen's office is also reported to be intentionally tainting cases like the criminal indictment of Valerie Houghton , where an anonymous source report Rosen intends to make sure the charges against Houghton are ultimately dropped. Houghton is reportedly well connected to Santa Clara Family Courts, and has been the mistress of James Towery, as Towery acted as the Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar and now Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge.
Insiders explained that Rosen ready to , and has falsified court records, including transcripts, through his political and financial connections. Additionally, Rosen has openly instructed his staff to assure evidence is suppressed from the Public Defender, and private lawyers representing clients. One such lawyer is Alan Nudelman, who engaged in a sexual relationship with a client while assuring charges against her would be dropped , given the "dirt" Nudelman had on Rosen and his predecessor, Dennis Kennedy.
The issues in family courts are seeping into criminal courts and investigations as to how public money, and resources may have been used to falsely imprison, bankrupt and humiliate Silicon Valley citizens continues to expand.
Bay Area News Group Nick Cantrell and Tom Peele are some of the few mainstream reporters willing to report on corrupt judges and family court issues.
SAN RAMON, CA- Contra Costa Presiding Judge Austin received complaints in August 2016 that Judge Mills was acting with impropriety and an appearance of retaliation in his clear effort to jail court reform activist Joe Sweeney for posting online about his family law divorce. Austin ignored the complaints and allowed Mills to retaliate and continue his criminal activity where Joe Sweeney was concerned.
Austin appeared to be unconcerned with public outcry and clearly felt insulated by his judicial immunity and knowledge that he was protected by a toothless and dysfunctional judge watchdog: The Commission on Judicial Performance , where Santa Clara County Judge Erica Yew holds the position of Chairperson.
Judge Austin and Judge Yew are typical of California's judicial management that has created a culture that includes: threatening the press and advocates who are critical of the Judicial Branch's fiscal management and individual judges.
Joe served his 13 days in the Richmond jail, but did not cease his advocacy work or his fight to maintain a relationship with his 4 year old daughter, which Contra Costa Judge Weil and Mills repeatedly attempted to terminate.
Joe's story is not an isolated case. Every day California judges are abusing their power and protecting a corrupt network of lawyers, court employees and court reporters in a manner that is nothing short of criminal activity. This activity is harming millions of families and children in the state and for the most part mainstream media and politicians have been silent on the issue.
Mark Peterson , the Contra Costa County DA who ignored Joe Sweeney's complaints against Mills has been disbarred, thrown out of office and convicted of a crime. The crime of protecting a judge and other criminal activity seems absent from the charges against Peterson, and where Peterson's former colleague Steven Moawad is now heading up the State Bar, where the Bar appears to continue to dismiss valid complaints lodged against crooked family law attorneys.
Tony Rackauckas, Orange county's DA, and former Superior Court Judge, appears to be working with former Santa Clara County Court CEO David Yamasaki where real estate fraud and corruption connected to family court private judging involving lawyers like David Weinberg, Tom Tuttle, Nancy Perkovich, Bob Blevans Nat Hales , Brad Baugh and Diana Richmond, run rampant and ignored, even assisted, by Superior Court Judges.
Jeff Rosen, the DA in Santa Clara, who regularly conceals evidence and allows prosecutors in his office to engage in improper sexual relationships with judges, lawyers and victims of crimes is drawing similar press attention after he repeatedly ignored reports of criminal activity that included cash bribes to attorneys and private judges.
Evidence exists that shows Rosen has routinely ignored thousands of complaints arising from family law cases, where everyday citizens are being jailed , kept from their children and bankrupted , merely because they posted on Facebook or online about a bad judge or crooked lawyer.
Rosen appears to be acting corrupt while advancing his political career, Rosen's office ignored hard facts in the Audrie Pott suicide case , where there is far more than an appearance that the Potts used lawyers like Robert Allard and Judges like Mary Arand to suppress critical information and conceal banking fraud where Sheila Pott had been heavily involved in loans made for Silicon Valley real estate. Sheila Pott is connected to banks that during the real estate collapse reportedly hid millions of real estate proceeds which has been paid to benefit Santa Clara County courts, appointed and elected judges, lawyers and custody experts, and which has further been concealed during employment and political vetting processes.
Rosen shamelessly used the teen age suicide of Audie Pott and the rape of Emily Doe, for his political advancement, while ignoring thousand of similar cases, and allowing his county offices to act as modern day brothels, mafia centers and porn shops for criminals and pedophiles.
Rosen has also ignored real violence imposed by individuals like former 49er Ray MC Donald, while Rosen's office actively pursues members of the press, and parents who post online about the corruption in Santa Clara County.
County Courts, the CJP and the State Bar have become so accustom to ignoring complaints, that the public has been left unprotected from serious criminal activity in a shadow justice system. A Shadow Justice System tolerates real crime and injustice, while attacking and harming the people who seek to expose it, including members of the press.
These days the corrupt judges who have shamelessly abused their power and failed to act in the interest of justice are working overtime to obstruct the state audit of their watchdog, the CJP. Victoria Henley , director of that agency, has buried judicial complaints, shredded and burned files and is committing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to block the state mandated audit of her agency.
Henley is working with Judges, including Santa Clara County Judge Erica Yew who appears to be working overtime to conceal not only misconduct of judges in her own county, but judicial crimes and misappropriation of public funds earmarked for the judiciary. Yew, is said to be an embarrassment to the Japanese community who is calling for her to resign, as the courts are spending thousands to decorate Yew with awards and appointments.
A judge who makes a mistake , over and over, where people are jailed, bankrupted or lose time with their own children can no longer continue to be dismissed. The Doctrine of Chances refuses to allow these "mistakes", as Judge Austin appears to hope will happen where corrupt judges like Judge Mills are concerned.
DA's who ignore thousands of valid complaints against lawyers, judges and public employees who are assisting in criminal conduct MUST be held to investigate and protect the people thy are elected to protect.
Thanks to Tom Peele and Nick Cantrell for being the rare reporters willing to cover this difficult topic.
Dad Harassed & Jailed After Filing Judge Complaint
Former California Senator Joe Simitian appeared shocked when he read the order of Santa Clara County Superior Court , that on its face, appears to be an unconstitutional effort to silence citizens seeking to protest the county's family courts.
The order appears to be arbitrarily handed out by Santa Clara County law enforcement as a form of selective prosecution and retaliation against a pro per dad who filed a complaint against Judge Scott in a family matter with his own mother that is connected to a Los Gatos real estate deal, giving more of an appearance of mass corruption where family courts and real estate is concerned.
Scott Largent was served with what many are calling a faux order, after Santa Clara County Court General Counsel Lisa Herrick marched across the marble slabs of the new Santa Clara County Family Courthouse, escorted by two Santa Clara County Sheriffs, to inform a father protesting family courts that he was not allowed to exercise his most fundamental rights . So Mr. Largent took it to City Hall. ( watch through video), where at least Joe Simitian appeared to be paying attention.
During an October 12, 2017 meeting of the Santa Clara County Finance and Government Operations Committee., Joe Simitian took the unusual step of instructing the Santa Clara County clerk to copy and have ready for review the order presented by Largent, following Largent's public comments on the order ( also above video) ,
Largent often appears to be one dad, trying to get the county supervisors to pay attention to the county courts misuse of public funds and legal dysfunction. The order, which is being aggressively given to select members of the media and protestors, appears to be outright retaliation by judges and court employees as efforts to expose unethical judges, court reporters and financial fraud in the courts continues to ramp up.
The retaliation has shocked Largent's grandmother , an 87 year old Santa Clara County resident, who had Sheriffs sent to the home she owns and lives with Largent , after Judge Scott , on his own order, dispatched Santa Clara County Sheriffs to her home for a "welfare check", following Largent's efforts to file complaints against Judge Scott at the county and with the Commission on Judicial Performance.
In addition to his matter with his mother, Largent has been fighting for more time with his 2 year old daughter, which has been in vain following his activism in attempting to reform Santa Clara County jails.
Largent regularly attend a number of county supervisor meetings, after he experienced the jails first hand when he was arrested and jailed for using a loudspeaker to protest outside police stations. Despite being dismissed on those charges, Largent was furious that the county was willing to put him through a trial for protesting. The jury in Largent's case was 11-1 in his favor, but instead of sending the jury back , where Largent was told he likely would have won, the judge dismissed the case, precluding Largent from a factual finding of innocence.
Jail reform, police harassment and unethical judges have been at the forefront of Scott Largent's activism and complaints , which has been met with unprecedented harassment. Bad actors in law enforcement and courts can cost counties millions, and County Supervisors are starting to pay attention.
Santa Clara County Courts were particularly embarrassed when the world exploded with outrage over Judge Persky's sentencing in the Brock Turner case, but locally the public defenders were outraged over Judge Scott's conduct in criminal cases, which got Scott moved to family court where he appears to be misusing his power to harm parents and children on a daily basis . While Scott was disciplined, the court's supervising judges appear to be enabling his misconduct, which now appears to be connected with district attorney Jeff Rosen's office and the San Jose and Santa Clara County Sherriff Office.
The Persky recall effort is now in full force in communities across Santa Clara County and law enforcement and judges appear to be retaliating against anyone believed to be associated with this costly and embarrassing democratic exercise.
Santa Clara County Judge James Towery, who was caught using his bailiffs to retaliate and make false claims against members of the media back in 2016, appears to be the link to the courts , the Bar , the DA's office and the local law enforcement community. Supervising Judges in Santa Clara County have regularly ignored complaints against James Towery, as did the Bar when complaints and questions about Towery's competence and sexual harassment of litigants and employees emerged when Towery was employed at the State Bar of California.
Santa Clara County Superior Courts appear to be the hotbed of court corruption and dysfunction, where judges, government employees and police appear to be ignoring the Constitution and hunting members of the press and public, in conduct that feels more like Nazi Germany in 1944 than Silicon Valley California.
Women Judges Who Draft the Code of Silence
As the Harvey Weinstein scandal rages in Hollywood like an apocalyptic Napa County fire, information is starting to leak to the public that shows women acting in California's Court Management positions are perpetuating a Code of Silence where Sexual Abuse and Harassment is concerned.
This is the same Code that protected sex abuse in the Catholic Church, college football and in the media, for decades. Abusers are never to be excused, but now public pressure is beginning to take a foothold where people know of abuse, and look the other way.
Equally alarming is a recent escalation of false abuse claims, which family courts appear to be using to fill budget gaps.
As Judge Yew sat as the Chairperson on California's Commission on Judicial Performance , insisting that the CJP had done an excellent job in protecting the public from bad judges, she knew, and had to know, she was lying.
During her time on the bench and in a leadership role for the state's judicial watchdog, Yew knew that judges, acting in her county alone had misused public funds, engaged in Antitrust and RICO like conduct, and worse, unleashed unethical judges and lawyers in a manner that served to harm, even kill, children and seniors.
Yew's position links her to the clear pattern and practice of judicial retaliation against people who file complaints against lawyers, judges or any employee of the court, where Judge Erica Yew, and other judges in Santa Clara County have engaged in conduct, and accepted a Code of Silence, that is no different than the silence of movie stars and politicians who knew, or should have known, what Harvey Weinstein did with his power in Hollywood. Remember how regularly Weinstein was publically thanked or awarded?
As an example, Judge Yew, appears to have regularly appointed, or used , custody experts Phil Stahl, Leslie Packer and Dr. Rebecca Bailey, of Transitioning Families , all of whom are being investigated by the media and Board of Psychology for crimes against children.
Yew appointed referee Nat Hales to assist her in complex divorce cases, despite knowing that Nat Hales never complied with the law to get appointed and as Yew had to have known ( as a Trustee for SCCBA), that Hales was running around sexually harassing scads of women, including lawyers, court employees, staff members of lawyers and litigants.
Yew also looked the other way after Hales had been disciplined for unethical conduct by the State Bar, and where cases involving Yew and Hales were up on appeal at the Sixth District.
Hales' long time mistress, a woman known only as "Bunny" , was regularly seen with Hales, including on trips the two took to Cabo, at Stanford football games and at social events where judges and lawyers openly mingled, and while it was widely known that Hales had a long time marriage to Cookie, the mother of Michelle Hales, whom Nat Hales shared a law practice.
Worse, as Yew's leadership role continued to advance, she protected her colleague James Towery. During his employment at the State Bar, Towery was reportedly engaging in sexual harassment of employees of the Bar, litigants and lawyers that had been repeatedly ignored by Big Silicon Valley Law Firms and even the State Bar itself.
Letters complaining of Towery's unwelcome advancements on women were also ignored by Santa Clara County's top judicial officers, and county lawyers. All knew and appear to have remained silent , or retaliated against those who tried to complain. Towery, as a result of his judicial immunity and protection of all female court managers, including General Counsel Lisa Herrick, continued his conduct for years, including by engaging in improper relationships with female prosecutors at the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, as Towery's wife, Karyn Sinunu Towery, was employed in the office,
As part of the Code of Silence, Judge Yew, and others , appear to have regularly awarded attorney fees and sanctions to select lawyers who maintained the code, allowing the conduct to continue to harm litigants and lawyers who refused Judge Towery, in a manner very similar to what was seen with Roger Ailes , Bill Cosby and now Harvey Weinstein.
Yew's silence also appears to protect lawyers like Bradford Baugh and Heather Allan, who have misused their legal careers to profit and benefit from the Code of Silence that has allowed a mountain of custody experts, including Dr. Rebecca Bailey and Transitioning Families, to take children from loving parents and place them in the hands of known , or admitted, violent abusers.
The issue is not exclusive to women. Many men have suffered from harassment and abuse that the judiciary has turned a blind eye too.
Yew is reportedly involved in assisting Santa Clara County judges engaged in retaliation against several men who tried to speak out against Judge Stuart Scott , Judge Mary Arand, and Judge Mary Ann Grilli. When men complained about false claims of domestic violence , or being unlawfully separated from their own children, Yew appears to have used her power , and confidential information available to her as Chair of the Commission on Judicial Performance, to assist in legal retaliation against such men.
Last month, California's Judicial Council awarded Judge Erica Yew with its top award. Yew now joins an elite club with other members including former court CEO David Yamasaki, who reportedly stole palm trees and landscape supplies for his home while managing the now bankrupt building project involving the Santa Clara County Family Law Courthouse.
Sadly, Judicial Council Awards may be meaningful to all the cronies in the state's legal system, but for others, it is simply a roadmap pointing to top Judge managers and the Code of Silence that continues to persist where sexual harassment, fraud , false domestic violence and child abuse are concerned. .
Social Media & WikiLeaks: Divorce Lawyers Violating Antitrust - Unfair Business Practices and Federal RICO Laws
Allegations of Divorce Lawyers Engaging in Crimes
About those "fees" on a divorce lawyer's bill ?
Why a single court transcript can cost upwards of $1,000?
Why courts are selling homes in divorce cases that don't need to be sold?
Why your ex made false allegations about domestic violence against you ?
How one spouse can declare another vexatious in a divorce case?
If pedophilia accusations in divorce cases are real?
Social Media and determined Hackers have revealed that decades of complaints to the State Bar, District Attorney Offices and the Commission on Judicial Performance, show that divorce lawyers in particular are the cornerstone of Antitrust and RICO activity.
Family law attorneys charged with equitably dividing community property and protecting children during custody disputes are being found to be devouring community property for their own personal gain.
In response to public pressure, California's Supreme Court attempted to fire a warning shot in late September by filing an Admisntrative Order , forcing the State Bar to reorganize as pressure mounts. The State Bar has been found to have dismissed and ignored piles of attorney complaints that show family law attorneys routinely engaging in unfair business practices, violations of Business and Professions Code 17200, conduct that can be connected to criminal claims.
Days after the order was issued, the Bar appointed Gregory Dresser to the State Bar Court, despite Mr. Dresser working with James Towery and others to let lawyers off the hook from discipline as Dresser acted as Interim Chief of the State Bar for over a year, where attorney misconduct raged out of control like a California Wildfire. Secret memos from Dresser's office show his corrupt political and financial ties that will continue to plague the Bar and fail to protect the public.
Citizen reporters have been investigating and secretly recording lawyers during client meetings and in family law proceedings in Santa Clara , Napa, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Alameda , San Diego, Monterey and Orange Counties, the recordings have lawyers and judges on edge.
Media agencies have acted as collection buckets for judge and lawyer complaints, exposing issues the Bar and Commission on Judicial Performance had concealed from the public based on internal confidentiality and immunity protections.
Secret recordings made by litigants and disgruntled law firm employees have also been sent to the media and appear to show criminal conduct imposed by the most notorious family law attorneys: Bradford Baugh, Tom Tuttle, Dominic Porrino, Merritt Weisinger, Nat Hales, David Weinberg, Walter Hammon, Heather Allan, Rebekha Frye, Elise Mitchell, Matt Erickson, Valerie Houghton, Jennifer Mello, Carrie Helwick, Lisa Herrick, James McManis, John Kesecker, Michele Insalaco, Paula Grohs, Paula Salinger, Nancy Perkovich, Diana Richmond, Danielle Morgan, Debra Crawford, Katherine Dorest , Carrie Helwick, James Hoover, Marilyn Moreno, Hector Moreno, Stacey Stevens and Daniel Cantrell.
The recordings were made despite the fact that most lawyers believe such recordings would be inadmissible in court , protected by the security of legal offices , or subject to attorney client privilege. Recordings date back over the past 10 years as clients and employees secretly made recordings as a form of insurance and protection against unethical attorneys that clearly demonstrated a will to impose fraud on the court during divorce litigations and impose repeated violations of Antitrust laws and RICO activity.
Attorney emails and correspondence documents are also being leaked to the press and show clear patterns of regular violations of law, Rules of Professional Conduct and ex parte communication with family law and criminal judges.
Psychologists, CPAs and other experts used in family law matters appear to be desperately grasping for prosecutorial immunity by holding their own recordings, voicemails and email communications as rumors of RICO and Antitrust sweeps by the FBI and Department of Justice grow more likely each day. Top of the list likely to be taken in a sweep: Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Elizabeth Braunstein, Dorcy Pruter, Leslie Packer, Phil Stahl, Susan Stahl, Michael Kerner, John Orlando, Ken Perlmutter, and CPAs that include Sally White, Michael Thompson, James Butera, and Drew Hunt,
Court Reporters also appear to be entangled in unlawful activity where divorce cases are concerned. Secret recordings and audits of court reporter fees show court reporters including Kris Case, Kris Tressidder and Stephanie Estes routinely over billed , delayed transcripts and engaged in activity benefiting certain family law attorneys and judges including Raj Chatterjee, Mary Ann Grilli and James Towery. An audit of court reporter invoices for transcripts has led to more than an appearance of corruption and Antitrust activity imposed in family court proceedings.
ANTI TRUST AND UNLAWFUL LITIGATION TACTICS OF DIVORCE LAWYERS EXPOSED
Domestic violence is a very real threat to families and children. However California case law arising from charges brought by attorney Keri Evilsizor in her own divorce case with Joe Sweeney appear to have allowed family courts to broadly use domestic violence to include posting on Facebook and other social media as a form of Emotional Distress equal to beating , torturing and financially disseminating a person with whom one has a personal relationship. Keri Evilsizor personal case appears to have fueled a new gold rush for family law attorneys and financially strapped family courts, as lawyers now use a rush to get a 3044 finding against the other spouse to avoid child support and other financial obligations. Courts too benefit with state and federal grants that reach millions in each county.
Divorce court files show that for the past 20 years lawyers like Bradford Baugh, Debra Crawford , Dominic Porrino and Stacey Stevens have repeatedly used false claims involving domestic violence and fraud on the court in an effort to terminate child and supposal support obligations for his clients. The allegations also serve to discredit one spouse and gain the favor of a family court judge.
Debra Crawford took DV to a new level after marrying her client's husband and colluding with Katherine Dorset , who threatened reporters attempting to investigate collusion between Dorset and Crawford in a divorce case.
Brad Baugh has used false domestic violence claims in his cases for nearly 30 years. Baugh has had uncomfortably close relationships with the Santa Clara County Sherriff and the Los Gatos police , which he has used to place opposing spouses under heightened scrutiny to gain an advantage for a client wishing to continue to harm a former spouse, or take all their money.
MENTAL ILLNESS OR VEXATIOUS LITIGANT CLAIMS WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FAILS
Brad Baugh, Stacey Stevens and Dominic Porrino , like other unscrupulous lawyers, appear to be informally advertising an ability to abuse the vexatious litigant statue in family law cases, in order to gain litigation advantages . Baugh has reportedly had 3 of the last 12 vexatious litigants in Santa Clara County placed on the state list. Baugh earns millions and clogs Santa Clara's family courts and Sixth District Court of Appeal with more cases than any other lawyer. Bradford Baugh even brazenly declared he billed client Oliver Garbe $65,000 to have Garbe's ex declared vexatious during a post dissolution custody matter, insidious legal dealings rubberstamped by Judges Mary Ann Grilli and James Towery, that had no proper application of law.
Attorney Dominic Porrino appears to be attempting to assist Apple employee Matthew Laycock declare his ex wife vexatious, and mentally ill.
Attorney Stacey Stevens wind top unethical award as she has used the courts to assist her client, Brain Krippendorf, declare the mother of his children; mentally ill, vexatious and subject to a domestic violence restraining order.
Krippendorf, an employee of big law firm WSGR, Wilson, Sonini, Risotti and Goodrich, is reportedly a hacker, who has illegally hacked into an array of legal and financial systems for his own personal gain and advancement, which appears to have assisted him in California's family courts after he hired Ms. Stevens. Krippendorf has sued the courts to essentially local the mother of his children from his children's lives and from the courts, after a third party accused him of storing drugs and abusing his own child. When the mother tried to speak up , Krippendorf used the courts and his tech skills to silence her.
Judges including Judge Haynes, Chatterjee and Towery, all family court judges connected with these lawyers, appear to be allowing this conduct as they have connections to financial and political connections obtained through the State Bar, where they engaged in Antitrust and RICO activity, but are now shielded by judicial immunity and a dysfunctional Commission on Judicial Performance.
The combination of domestic violence, mental illness and vexatious litigant statutes are the cornerstone of corrupt lawyers making millions in fees to drag divorce and custody matters out for decades in California's family courts, which may well be the undoing of unethical and greedy lawyers willing to abuse the broken and dysfunctional family court system for their own financial gain.
NON- PROFITS ROLE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- WEAVE MAY SPELL TROUBLE
While there are good organizations attempting to assist the societal issues related to DV, those often to not get the funding or court endorsements as others do, which is also being investigated as having a role in RICO and Antitrust activity in family court arenas.
In Sacramento a non-profit group known as WEAVE appears to be receiving state and federal grant funding, while reportedly training (primarily women) to make false DV claims , then representing those same women in court. Weave also appears to be engaged in training judges on domestic violence issues, as they appear before those same judges while accepting state grants, conduct that appears to indicate Antirust and RICO activity.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE : CASH COW FOR FAMILY COURTS
Family Courts appear to be benefiting from unethical lawyers bringing false DV charges in divorce cases, as state and federal funds connected with DV cases can bring millions to bankrupt courts and empty county cash registers.
Most alarming is the recent ground swell in lifetime DVROs being issued in Santa Clara, Marin, Napa , Contra Costa and Orange Counties. perhaps based on financial incentives provided in the form of state and federal grants. .
Individuals subjected to DVROs during a divorce or custody matter lose their 2nd Amendment Rights and often face lifetime employment challenges, as Judge Haynes noted in a Pittsburg family courtroom just last month.
While domestic violence cases are often handled in family courts, they remain quasi - criminal matters, where litigants are not entitled to representation, and where a DV finding under Family Code 3044 can have significant impact on custody and support during a divorce case , giving unethical lawyers incentive to use domestic violence as a tool to earn more in fees.
If lawyers are unable to obtain DV orders, they often try to have ex spouses declared vexatious , or declared mentally ill, to gain a litigation advantage and prejudice a judge in a divorce case , which allows the earning of more fees.
California real estate fraud appears to be the cornerstone of RICO and Antitrust activity. An increase in fees to real estate agents, developers, foreclosure firms, lenders and investors are privately funding family law attorneys to convert home equity in dissolution actions where a select few gain fees, and judges receive kickbacks in deferred real estate holdings.
Judges in multiple courthouses across the state appear to be struggling to contain court watchers, protestors and litigants outraged over gross miscarriages of justice where family lawyers, CPAs, custody experts and even realtors are making obscene fees in what should be simple divorce cases.
Santa Clara , Alameda and Contra Costa have reportedly sent law enforcement after protestors and members of the press to prevent social media coverage of family court corruption which includes Antitrust and RICO crimes.
UNDERGROUND LEGAL REFORM
A number of lawyers, retired judges and court reform activists appear to be organizing
Grassroots Investigations that have uncovered records pointing to serious criminal activity including real estate fraud, tax evasion, price fixing, involving family lawyers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, Santa Clara , San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties.
WikiLeaks files have revealed confidential complaints to District Attorney Offices, Commission on Judicial Performance and the State Bar, that seek to expose Antitrust and RICO, have been snuffed out , or dismissed, as state watchdogs protect criminal conduct. Private watchdogs and underground legal networks appear to be investigating what state employees will not.
Family law attorneys appear to be the link to a few bad actors that include court employees and judges that show clear and convincing violations of fair business practice laws. including Business and Professions Code 17200 and federal Antitrust laws. In the most extreme cases, RICO activity appears to involve the most corrupt family law players, as seen in a recent federal RICO lawsuit that is going viral on the internet.
Courts that have allowed corruption to seep into family law cases with false claims of abuse, astronomical attorney fee bills and litigation tactics that belong in an OJ Simpson trial are struggling to contain social media exposure , and are reportedly worried that government employee involvement that could be exposed could pierce immunity for judges and public officials.
Clusters of family law attorneys, judges, court staff and court reporters connected with criminal activity in the state's divorce proceedings, are reporting an escalation of ambush interviews outside courthouses, hacked emails and breaches in office security as disgruntled litigants angered over attorney billings are investing in private investigators and spy equipment to capture unlawful conduct.
Court the clusters of corruption appear embedded in county Bar Associations, and groups that are protecting real estate fraud, pedophilia and conversion of community property in sham foreclosure and real estate deals , unlawful lending and tax evasion schemes and other criminal activity are desperately seeking their own immunity and protection.
False claims of domestic violence, mental illness and vexatious litigant designations appear to be the trendy litigation tactics being used by corrupt lawyers. Court reform activist aren't waiting for the feds to catch them.
Ultimately divorce lawyers may go to jail, but clients who paid these lawyers may pay an even bigger price.
Court Watchers in Alameda County were heard claiming there are far too many good fathers out there to allow lawyers like Dominic Porrino to continue to hold children for ransom in California's divorce and custody cases.
Much like family law attorneys Debra Crawford, Bradford Baugh, Nancy Perkovich , Paula Salinger, Keri Evilsizor, Marilyn Moreno, Nat Hales, Hector Moreno, Walter Hammon, Katherine Dorset and Stacey Stevens. Dominic Porrino appears to subscribe to the philosophy that more money can be made when certain litigation tactics are employed during a modern day divorce or custody case. Quite simply these tactics would never be tolerated by real judges in civil or criminal matters as they include:
#1 - Making false claims of domestic violence.
#2- Claiming a former spouse is insane or mentally unstable.
#3- Asking the court to declare the other parent vexatious.
#4- Making irrelevant attacks on parenting and character.
#5 Retaliating against ANYONE who files complaints with: The Commission on Judicial Performance , The State Bar, The Court Reporter's Board or the Psychology Board.
All too oftern family law judges are ignoring the law and pandering to politics and drama brought by a select group of unscrupulous lawyers who make obscene fees and profits camouflaged in a $300-500/ hr. fee.
Matthew Laycock appears to be one client getting his money's worth. Laycock, who is represented by Porrino, is reportedly using the money he earns as an employee for Apple , Inc. to beat down the mother of his children in an Alameda family court.
The mother in Alameda family court with Laycock has not been able to afford a lawyer herself and now appears to be fighting Laycock and Porrino to avoid being declared vexatious. The mother has reportedly filed State Bar Complaints, CJP complaints and complaints about less than ethical or qualified persons who are acting in a custody matter involving children under 10 years of age. The most questionable conduct appears to involve Elizabeth Braunstein , Commissioner Hendrickson and Judge Alice Vilardi.
Laycock is reported to be trying to have the mother declared vexatious and ordered to a psych evaluation , while Judge Morrison, the presiding judge in Alameda County is well aware that the mother is facing retaliation for speaking out against the gross unfairness of family court proceedings and has filed administrative complaints in all state watchdog agencies that are designed to protect the public and prevent retaliation clearly being experienced by the mother of Laycock's young children.
In 2016 Laycock reported he had only paid $6500 in legal fees and that Porrino earned merely $300 an hour. By 2017 Laycock had paid Porrino sufficiently to try to declare his former wife insane and vexatious , as multiple Alameda Judges assist in retaliation for the mother's efforts to file complaints against judges and dirt bag lawyers like Porrino.
Laycock, called an "arrogant little prick" by one concerned member of the public who observed Laycock and Porrino in and out of court, not only gloated at beating up his former spouse in court, he seemed to have no problem threatening and attacking reporters who tried to bring media attention to Alameda family law cases.
Laycock was so arrogant following a hearing before Judge Chatterjee, that he and Porrino insisted that three bailiffs escort them to their car, an appearance they are as guilty and worthy of media attention as O.J. Simpson, Bill Cosby, or Peter Sandusky.
$6500 seems like a deal, where Laycock is concerned. Brad Baugh, a Santa Clara family lawyer, declared he charged Oliver Garbe $65,000 to have his former wife declared vexatious. Garbe of course had money as he was the step son of Sean Connery , and the Sixth District Court of Appeal allowed Garbe to keep $100,000 he and his wife had been given by Sean Connery and Garbe's mom as a wedding gift.
Stacey Stevens, an attorney skilled at using false DV and "Mental Impairment" claims against moms in divorce and custody cases, boasted in a public court that she had been used by Brain Krippendorf , who uses computers , resources and money he makes while working at the big law firm of Wilson, Sonsini , Goodrich and Roasti, to declare the mother of his children vexatious and subject her to pay for supervised visits in a Contra Costa county custody and Santa Clara County support case.
Contra Costa Family Court Services , including employee Jim Paulssen is reported to be assisting lawyers like Stevens and Porrino in custody cases, making Kids for Cash the latest California Family Court problem and where Paulsen and others court employees are recommending custody arrangements that deviate from 50-50 by discrediting opposing parities, especially pro per litigants.
Male court watchers in Contra Costa claimed Family Court Services have given custody solely to parents who just "stink as a person" , by using false claims to discredit good parents seeking equitable custody arrangements in Contra Costa County. Family Court mediators appear to be the next in line for court reform advocates, who have already broken through the immunity claimed by CPS.
Employers that include Apple and Facebook are starting to note Silicon Valley family courts are bad for business. Some of the worst cases have seen judges routinely violate the law, and retaliate when complaints to admisntrative agencies are made. Privately employers have PR and marketing teams scrambling to undo the negative impact of financial records and image backlash that is ground swelling as court reform advocates and activists garner more media attention. Mainstream media outlets like the Chronicle's investigative reporting team are now even willing to accept complaints that the State Bar and CJP have tried to keep confidential for over 50 years.
One Apple, Inc. employee made off record comments to Q , indicating that Apple, Inc. is struggling to adjust to the disruption in productivity when people like Laycock are spending all their time in court, or beating up on members of the press, to keep a matter of public interest out of the media. Frankly Silicon Valley is under a great deal of pressure due to treatment of women in the tech industry, that treatment appears to extend to Silicon Valley Family Courts, and consumers won't stand for it." .
" Family Court is bad for business , " stated the Apple employee, who wished to remain off record. " Apple executives are well aware that employees and contractors like Laycock have brought social media attention that includes #ShameonApple at a critical time for Apple's iPhone 8 marketing push".
Emails are also flying around the big law firm of Wilson, Sonsini , Goodrich and Rosati, as an army of lawyers from Washington DC to Palo Alto try to determine if Krippendorf has used company resources and illegal hacking activity during his bitter custody battle that could expose the firm, and its clients, to subpoenas and public scrutiny.
A key component in cleaning up California's family courts involves the state mandated audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance. Victoria Henley , the Director of the CJP who has been burying judge complaints in a cloak of secrecy is reported to be feverishly destroying documents that will reveal the state's most unethical and incompetent judges after the audit got a boost this week when the Auditor, Ms. Howle and her lawyer , Myron Moskovich , filed a declaration explaining why the CJP being allowed to continue to hide, or redact the names of judges who are the subject of a complaint makes an audit impossibly impotent.
Ms, Howle's declaration reveals the efforts the University of California's Office of the President went to while trying to hide information from the Auditor , which clearly shows an erosion of ethics and conduct that is nothing short of moral turpitude that has seeped into California's Courts and most revered public teaching instructions, conduct that clearly needs to be drained from the Swamp leaking sewage into public payrolls.
Personal fights going on in divorces have seeped out so far and wide that most court clerks, court reporters and judges have no idea how to control conduct that belongs under the pond scum.
The final area needed to clean up family courts is action by the State Bar. The auditor already exposed many of the flaws of the Bar, which simply put : Fails to Protect the Public
Looks like the media is going to have to do the job judges and ethical lawyers should have done years ago.
Court Watchers: Attorney Reported Hit -And - Run on Reporter
Stacey Stevens, of Contra Costa Family Law, is the latest to join the ranks of lawyers who appear to be protecting criminals and pedophiles. Court Watchers reportedly following Stevens' cases claimed to have witnessed Stevens trying to run over a reporter who had been raising questions about unethical clients and possible links to sex trafficking and pedophilia rings.
Rings of what appear to be pedophiles and child abusers appear to be protected by family court judges and lawyers , which allows harm to children to persist in communities organizations like Little League and Boys Scouts of America.
On September 20th Stevens appeared in a custody case, where a father, Brain Krippendorf of Palo Alto , reportedly paid Stacey Stevens hundred of thousands of dollars to help hide secrets of alleged abuse,
Krippendorf was reportedly accused by a credible child advocate of abusing his own child.. Additionally Krippendorf was reported to be storing illegal drugs under a family couch , were a 3 year old had access and exposure to drugs.
Stevens appears to have used family courts to have third party custody evaluators, using willing to give full custody and control of two boys to a father, where no history of mental impairment or physical abuse appears where the mother is concerned, denying the mother 50-50 custody and forcing her to pay $75-$150/ hr. to see her own child.
Good and loving fathers are outraged by an appearance that family courts are using selective procesution and character assignation, employed by unethical lawyers, to gain litigation advantage and drive up costs of the average divorce and custody case.
In this case, Stevens, with reported ties to Steve Wagstaffe, in San Mateo county, appears to have used the courts to deprive a mother- child relationship for 7 years. This appears to be a similar outcome in cases where there is alleged sexual abuse, fraud or other criminal activity involved for divorcing, or separating parents.
Attorney Sarah Overton, of Cummings, McClorey , Davis and Acho , appears to be another female lawyer financially benefiting from defending judges and lawyers in cases where innocent parents have been willing to fight in state and federal court to protect children. Overton has defended crooks like James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar, and even California's highest ranking judge, Tani G. Cantil- Sakauye.
Clearly present in Judge Haynes' courtroom, was the history of a case shows that Stevens lied to the judge when she declared the mother in that case mentally unfit, which would constitute a violation of Business and Professions Code 6068 and which would require Judge Haynes to act under Canon 3 D of California's Judicial Code of Ethics, which Haynes, a former Elkins Task Force member, refused to do .
Judge Haynes has been reported to be associated with pedophilia himself, conduct that raised concerns with his involvement at the Clayton Valley Little League Association. Haynes is also reported to have carried out sexual affairs with lawyers, affairs that may include Stacey Stevens (and other willing female lawyers who regularly appear in his court, and at Contra Costa County Bar Association gatherings).
During the custody hearing, Judge Haynes heard evidence presented that indicated a child was at risk of death. Photos , videos and nurse eyewitness testimony revealed that while in the father's exclusive care and control, the child appears to be exhibiting only a 4% BMI with more than an appearance of a failure to thrive. A fact that concerned mothers and fathers sufficiently to phone Judge Haynes' court , and to appear as court watchers in Pittsburg. A media request was also made in the hearing, which was denied by Judge Haynes.
Krippendorf appears to have been allowed to use money obtained from his parents and earned through unscrupulous dealings in the hacking and tech arena to pay Stevens and effectively silence and remove the mother from the child's life , for the last 7 years .
For her pay, Stevens used the widely accepted practice of getting a family court to appoint a 730 evaluator and have the mother placed on supervised visits, controlled and dictated entirely by Krippendorf.
Judge Haynes, a former member of the Elkins Task Force, appears to be more biased and unwilling to apply the law where the protection of children is concerned. Or where perhaps his sexual interests rest.
A reporter investigating sex crimes of children subject to family court proceedings attempted to question Stevens after the hearing, when she was reportedly injured after Stevens attempted to run her over. The incident was captured on video by a group of concerned citizens and court watchers. Stevens is being reported to the State Bar and the video is being reviewed for possible criminal investigation.
During the hearing, Stevens represented Krippendorf against a self represented mother. The child's grandmother, a registered nurse with 44 years of experience at Kaiser and John Muir hospital , testified over concerns related to the child's health and well being. Haynes said he didn't find the grandmother credible after the grandmother admitted she loved her daughter.
What Judge Haynes did note he found credible, was , Krippendorf's claim that the grandmother had tried to poison him and had additionally offered to buy the children for $50,000 and $10,000. Krippendorf, who looks like a sinister Baby Huey, sat snickering and confident in court. HE appeared to be the parent lacking credibility when compared to the self represented mother , according to over 20 court watchers who were present in Judge Hayne's courtroom that day.
Judge Haynes, a former member of the Elkins Task Force, disagreed with 20 reasonable citizens. The hearing appeared to be nothing more than a Kangaroo court. Haynes, who is rumored to be having an affair with Stevens, ruled once again in favor of Steven's client , which denied a pro se mother the right to fight to protect her child from what others describe as nothing short of sexual and mental abuse.
Stevens is suspected to be one more lawyer caught up in an underground legal system where 730 custody experts, private judges, Special Masters, CPAs and others cater to the family law community and are able to use the legal system to hide both men and woman who engage in illegal activity and harm to children.
Protective Mothers and Fathers are working underground networks themselves, where they are planning to expose sex trafficking, child abuse and other crimes that persist in California's Family Law cases .
Stevens like Tom Tuttle, Bradford Baugh, Valerie Houghton, Richard Roggia, Nat Hales, Marily Moreno, Lynne Yates Carter, Hector Moreno, Keri Evilsizor, Steve Wagstaffe, Jeff Rosen, Sarah Overton, Daniel Cantrell, Debra Crawford, Nancy Perkovich, Bob Blevans , Katherine Dorest appear to have folks inside at the State Bar, that allows attorney misconduct to continue to run rampant, and where most family law judges look the other way.
Contra Costa County is not alone. In Solano County Judge Carringer appears to be suddenly recusing from cases involving Daniel Cantrell, another Contra Costa divorce lawyer who appears to have worked with lawyer Keri Evilsizor , misusing the legal system and making false claims of abuse to gain an advantage in what should be otherwise simple divorce cases. Cantrell and Evilsizor appear to be just the tip of the iceberg, as a federal RICO cases related to family court enterprises are being filed in record numbers.
In Santa Clara County lawyers like Bradford Baugh have been trafficking kids and protecting sex abusers since at least 1990, where Judge Stewart, Judge Grilli , Judge Towery, Judge Zecher, Judge Scott , Judge Folan and Judge Greenwood appear to be tolerating attorney misconduct that protects abusers. Cases involving Baugh consistently show 730 experts like John Orlando, Michael Kerner, Dr. Perlmutter, Valerie Houghton and Leslie Packer, harming children by using the family courts to deprive those children of a loving parent , while placing the children in the hands of known alcoholics and sex abusers.
In Orange County law firms such as Seastrom and Seastrom, appear to be allowing lawyers including Tom Tuttle to work with David Weinberg and a ring of pedophile protectors that include Dr. Rebecca Bailey. Phil Stahl, Dr. Randy Rand, Dorcy Pruter and organizations like Transitioning Families, and Family Bridges, to steal children from protective parents and give children to physical and mental abusers , in return for profits.
Children from these divorce and custody cases are growing up and are now are using websites such as this one, Facebook, Snap Chat and Twitter to connect with other children and their own parents. These connections appear to have caused an increase in criminal and federal lawsuits against counties that reasonably knew these patterns existed in family courts, yet did nothing to protect parents and children.
Judges are reportedly worried and the State Bar is reported to be shredding documents related to misconduct of lawyers who are slotted to become, or have become judges.
December 2, 2016- San Jose, CA - It was an event members of the press consider legendary. A small group of investigative reporters and photographers happened into the San Jose Rotary Club, expecting to get photos of a holiday luncheon being hosted by the Santa Clara County Bar Association , an opulent event catered by the Fairmont Hotel.
As the event got under way, lawyers from all over Santa Clara County began to filter in. The tables were set with white linens and stacks of satirical song lyrics that altered traditional Christmas songs as they awaited the arrival of Carolers who would lead the group in song, an annual highlight.
Table signs flashed the names of nearly all Santa Clara County Family Law Judges; Grilli - Towery- Huber - Greenwood- Pichon- Lucas- Woodhouse.
What the reporters didn't expect was that nearly every judge sitting on the Santa Clara County Family Court bench would also be filtering into the event, surrounded by an entourage of publically paid court clerks and bailiffs.
As the event got underway Judge Pichon, the county's presiding judge and Judge Lucas, the 2017 presiding judge arrived.
Judge James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel at the Bar, camped out at the entrance to the room, discussing how courts were making obscene amounts of money based on lawyers bringing contempt and domestic violence charges into divorce and custody cases. Attorneys too seemed to be profiting from being the first to strike with false domestic violence claims against innocent former spouses.
As Towery talked shop with any lawyer anxious for a brown- nose- suck up, Towery continued giving sexually harassing glances to the women lawyers and litigants he had slept with, or hoped he wasn't too old to entice to an invite for a private Chambers Tour.
Judge Scott was quick to scurry to Grilli's table, his plans to take over her cases firmly in place as the memory of his having falsely convicted a Santa Clara County man of murder while at the DA's office slowly faded from media pages and public memory.
Scott took comfort in the fact that he wasn't the biggest criminal in the group.
Valerie Houghton awkwardly made her way around the room of lawyers and judges she had gotten to generate millions in fees in custody cases, as Houghton herself stood indicted for white collar crimes with her real estate husband, Terry Houghton, who was noticeably absent from the event.
When Judge Grilli, appeared she and her court clerk, Jaretta Reser, were treated as dignitaries. The fact that Grilli was being forced into retirement for violating ADA laws and getting carried away with fee awards to a select group of cronies was not mentioned throughout the luncheon. Lawyers couldn't even choke out pleasantries to ask about Grilli's family , which was reportedly in shambles as Grilli had taken to drug use while on the bench overseeing divorce and probate matters.
Reser, was also seen distributing flyers on the tables mocking the Public Trust Committee, a group associated with Q that had made public comments about changes to the CJP rules while watchdogging bad judges like Grilli. When Reser was photographed she recognized the photographer from court and vomited out her food. The photos of Reser's reaction are graphic and have not been authorized for publication. The photos are disturbing and this site is rated PG.
As the 2016 holiday luncheon got underway and the photographers were poised to leave, "Angie", from the Santa Clara County Bar Association asked the photographers to stay and photograph more. Angie even provided the photographers with a seating chart and explained the importance of photographing the lawyers with the judges. The photographers stayed at the Bar Association Staff request, a request that would find Angie unemployed just months later.
As the photographers stayed, Judges and lawyers broke out in song, singing "Get me to the Bank Tonight " , where they appeared to be mocking all the money they steal from community property and children in Santa Clara County divorce and custody cases.
" I wanted to throw up " said one photographer who had watched his sister lose custody of her children because of a corrupt judge and greedy lawyer". They were just laughing and making fun of all the money they can get judges to award lawyers in fees placed through liens on houses and by taking money from children and parents. No judge should ever act like that and I got it on film".
When the photographer went to collect his fees for the photos the Bar had asked him to take, he was stiffed. The Santa Clara County Bar Association didn't pay their bill for the photos they had requested. The court was also unresponsive, apparently expecting him to work for free, as they made millions in Santa Clara divorce cases.
The photographer then uploaded the video he had made at the event, complete with a bouncing ball and subtitles. The video has been posted in over 50 blogs and websites, where it has caught the attention of over 100,000 litigants, lawyers, judges and state lawmakers.
Readership and viewer numbers for the video are the envy of the San Jose Mercury, Metro and even the San Francisco Chronicle, all media outlets that have ignored the growing masses complaining about California's family courts.
Neither the State Bar, nor the Commission on Judicial Performance found anything wrong with the video, or the fact that lawyers and judges regularly engage in social and professional events that appear to constitute no less than ex parte communication, or give an appearance of collusion and kickbacks to courts and lawyers in these family law cases.
Santa Clara County lawyers and judges who so shattered public trust and confidence in the Santa Clara County legal system, were never phased by what they had done. In fact, the CJP told one person who complained that the investigation had been terminated 8 months after it began, that it was all okay because , Erica Yew , the Chair of the CJP had rescued herself during the video investigation and no further action was deemed necessary.
James Towery, who had organized the event for the court staff and judges , used his judicial appointment to try to have the reporters capturing the holiday event arrested by the Santa Clara County Sherriff. Towery also used a divorce action before him to retaliate against a women he knew to be associated with the reporters.
Lisa Herrick, the General Counsel for the Santa Clara County Courts, sent an email to Q threatening members of the Public Trust Committee, following the committee's public comments on rule changes at the CJP.
Joe Macaluso, the Public Information Officer for the courts, began violating the law and refusing public records requests that he knew would provide reporters confirmation of misuse of public funds surrounding the building the family law courthouse and managing the family court budgets. Joe Macaluso went suddenly missing from the Santa Clara County Courts employment records.
In January 2017 the reporters found that the Santa Clara County Bar Association was given free use of the Santa Clara County's 8th floor conference room, the Asian Bar Association had to pay for the room, but the Santa Clara Bar got to rent the room, and use court staff like Jarretta Reser, to hold a retirement party for Judge Grilli, during normal court business hours. Reser and the Bar Association worked together, and colluded , to have the Santa Clara County Sheriffs ticket reporters for trespassing , in a public court ,to deter press coverage of the event, the lawyers from the Bar clearly still stinging from the coverage of the holiday luncheon.
In February 2017 Patricia Lucas admitted the court was broke and they had over spent on the new family courthouse, Lucas then publically and privately asked lawyers from the Santa Clara Bar to "chip in " to keep courts operating.
In February 2017 Joe Macaluso, the Public Information Officer for the court, was found to have been unlawfully refusing public records requests that would expose mass financial misuse of public money related to the building of and operating of the family courthouse and related to grants the courts provide to the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
In March 2017 reporters found James Towery cheated on his From 700 disclosures, both while at the Bar and as a Judge in Santa Clara County. The State Bar's General Counsel Suzanne Grandt , Vanessa Holton and Steve Moawad had no comment and continue to assist Towery in covering up actual crimes.
In April 2017 reporters found Towery and Grilli were found to have falsified payroll affidavits , which neither Lucas nor DA Jeff Rosen appeared interested in pursuing.
Towery also began to close the courtroom to reporters who tried to cover the high profile custody case involving former 49er Ray Mc Donald, concealing the fact that McDonald got away with domestic violence and rape because of the connections to Towery's wife Karen Sinunu Towery, who formerly worked as an assistant prosecutor for the Santa Clara County DA Office, under both Kennedy and Rosen.
Judge Lucas received complaints against Towery, including complaints that Towery was routinely acting incompetent in his case management and that Towery appeared to be violating rights of litigants and placing children in harms way, Lucas, did nothing,
In August 2017 the State Bar released Towery's social security number to a member of the press, who additionally happened to be associated with reporters Towery appeared to be gunning for. Vanessa Holton reported she "immediately called up Jim Towery " when she learned the reporters had obtained his social security number and home address. Holton appeared unphased with ex parte communication and the fact that the Bar had not " immediately called up " other third parties when the Bar released their social security numbers and other confidential information in 2015.
In the end the watchdogs charged with public protection will have let these judges and lawyers off the hook, but this time the damage to public confidence in our legal system is irrepairable. The public doesn't need an audit to know what is going on, the public has social media and a free press !
UPDATE: The Santa Clara County Bar has changed their annual holiday luncheon to December 1, 2017, a date the judges will be busy this year and unable to attend- LOL .
Bail Reform Clears Jails: Make Room for Attorneys!
SEE RICO FILED HERE
Bail Reform has dried up money jails and courts collect from the poor and now a new source of funds appears to be possible for courts and big law firms willing to take on RICO cases connected with family law middle class divorce, custody and probate cases.
During a secret, closed-door emergency conference held in Las Vegas last weekend, executives from the special interests for the courts and prison guard unions, decided that the only group of people the public hates more than murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and drug addicts are crooked family law lawyers. Backroom deals with Judges and District Attorneys across California appear to be urgently pressed to ensure their profits continue.
Because many family law lawyers have become filthy rich from stealing the estates, college funds, and income from hard-working families and children, the bail amounts can be “set very high,” said one bail bondsman. It is estimated that the bail amount that can be set for one white collar family law attorney could easily replace 500 blue collar criminals, making it a much more lucrative practice for bail bonds companies. Sanctions, bonds and other fees for contempt are also a windfall for courts and prisons seeking more to fund government jobs that properly operate a fair and functioning legal system.
One prison guard said she is looking forward to the change in the prison population because family law attorneys are “total wusses” when the tables are turned on them and "it's funny watching them eat prison food after dining on grass-fed steaks and $500 bottles of wine that were supposed to be kids college funds."
Contra Costa County just a named a new District Attorney, Diane Becton, who was a Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa for 22 years. After being one of the county’s first African American judges, she is now the county’s first female, African American district attorney and is replacing former DA Mark Peterson, who was ousted after being indicted on 13 felony counts over the summer for perjury and campaign finance fraud. Becton knows the dirt on the judges she used to share a bench with and now it is open season for her to go hunting for them and dirty lawyers they ignored for decades.
Becton is a proponent of bail reform and is reportedly looking forward to the new lawyer targeting program, which will also greatly reduce the number of federal lawsuits being filed against the courts and county agencies due to the rampant corruption and trafficking of children through family courts.
Joseph Sweeney, was jailed last year after his hard work in getting the California Legislature to order the first ever audit of California’s judge oversight agency. The commission and its corrupt employees like Director Victoria Henley (who is resigning at the end of the year) are now being publicly thrashed by the mainstream media, including by the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle, State Auditor, and state legislators.
Sweeney has filed a federal RICO lawsuit against Keri Evilsizor and her parents, reportedly served at the upscale car show in Danville over the weekend, the Concours D’Elegance, where John Evilsizor was displaying some of his Ferraris at the show.
A prominent Orange County attorney who specializes in RICO and complex civil litigation lawsuits told Q after reviewing the lawsuit, “I’ve never seen the RICO statute used like that before, but it’s well done and I think it’s going to stick. If those allegations are true and I were the Defendants I’d be terrified that kind of dirty laundry was going in front of a federal judge.”
More RICO suits are expected. Top contenders who are up at bat include Debra Crawford, the lawyer who married her client’s former husband, then used the Monterey family courts with Katherine Dorest to get DVROs against her former client in an unethical set up clearly designed to get her former client in jail and her new husband out of support payments. Such would shamefully enrich the life of Ms. Crawford Annis , whose husband Dr. Annis, was charged with felony charges, after misusing his medical license.
With RICO cases being filed in federal court and district attorney’s clinging to their jobs and bar cards, Jeff Rosen of Santa Clara County and Tony Rackauckas or Orange County are next up for scrutiny for their failures in addressing family law crooks for decades.
Santa Clara Family Law Attorney Brad Baugh is also top of the RICO list, having worked with lawyers like Nat Hales, and Valerie Houton as well as accountants that include Sally White, James Butera and real estate agents like Patty Filice and Michael Frangadakis, where Baugh has exhibited a 30 year history using the Los Gatos police and Santa Clara County Sherriff trying to jail opposing spouses in his divorce case. Baugh has only taken on cases where big money is at play and where he has earned millions in fees by filing false liens on properties, making false DV claims, false claims of abuse against innocent parents and by committing fraud on the court to create confusion and controversy in what should be simple divorce cases. Baugh has been shuttling cash to judges, court reporters and other lawyers to get outcomes in family law cases that are not possible under the law, and the state Bar and judges like Ryan, Lucas, Towery , Zayner, Woodhouse, Folan, Emede and Grilli have violated their obligations under the law to report lawyers like Baugh.
Other family law enterprises ripe for RICO include cases that use Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Dorcy Pruter, Dr. Childress, Dr. Randy Rand, Valerie Houghton, Leslie Packer, John Orlando, Michael Sullivan, Ken Perlmutter , Phil Stahl, Susan Stahl and Teri Johnson. When combined with unethical CPAs like James Butera , Michael Thompson, Sally White, Donald Glenn and David Barcklay, who have worked alongside family lawyers in divorces where custody can be created into a huge dispute, these lawyers and so called experts appear willing to break laws, act negligently and commit fraud on courts that results in sending one spouse to jail, taking property from innocent spouses and sending children to be exclusively raised by child abusers and alcoholics, conduct that has become intolerable for the public.
The State Bar has been slow to protect the public from crooked family law attorneys, ignoring the vast majority of viable State Bar complaints, and using funds intended to prosecute bad lawyers to drink and hold parties where family law lawyers are celebrated as the new high earners in a profession that once dismissed these same lawyers as modern- day – ambulance chasers.
Recently the State Bar disbarred two lawyers , Jill Easter and her husband Kent. It took years and felony convictions to disbar these two crooked lawyers, who were willing to plant drugs on a victim in an effort to imprison an innocent victim, simply to get a litigation advantage in court. The conduct of lawyers like this is criminal. Violations of penal codes , that district attorneys like Mark Peterson, Tony Rackauckas and Jeff Rosen have ignored for years.
If Lawyers like the Easters can be jailed and disbarred for planting drugs on innocent litigants , what should happen to the lawyers who lie and misuse their status as officers of the court to jail and rob opposing parties of their children and their property in simple divorce cases?
#Jail4DebraCrawford #Jail4BradBaugh #Jail4KeriEvilsizor #Jail4NancyPerkovich #Jail4TomTuttle #Jail4PaulaSalinger #Jail4TomTuttle #Jail4MarilynMoreno #Jail4KatherineDorset #Jail4ValerieHoughton #Jail4JohnKesecker #Jail4DanielCantrell #Jail4RonaldPeck #Jail4StaceyStevens #Jail4WalterHammon #Jail4JeffRosen #Jail4DanielCantrell #Jail4StaceyStevens
Above are hashtags floating around the internet- as public pressure and social media noise continues to mount over unethical family lawyers using divorce cases to earn fees through criminal conduct.
Much of the blame for what family law has become rests on the shoulders of California judges, all who seem to turn a blind eye to fraud and attorney misconduct such that it has become so woven into our legal system that it will be impossible to flush out until lawyers are jailed and stripped of their income and property , being held accountable for how they have harmed so many innocent families and children while earning millions in fees.
Maybe seeing the lawyers and other family court crooks served with RICO complaints during upscale events like Danville’s Concours D’Elegance, will finally shock judges into doing their jobs. And maybe the State Bar will finally do its job and disbar these crooked family lawyers.
State Bar Cursed - Still Covering Up for James Towery
San Francisco, CA September 13, 2017- State Bar Employees tried to contain an out of control dumpster fire after Vanessa Houlton tried to burn evidence related to the Bar's improper release of social security numbers, home addresses and confidential information of private citizens and sitting Superior Court Judges.
Ironically, as can be seen in the Bar's own email noted above , James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar was among the victims of the Bar's wreckless handling of private and confidential information. Towery appears to be the only victim who was directly called by the Bar. Other victims have had their personal information released by the Bar, as early as 2015 , but have never been contacted or informed their private information had been compromised.
Several victims claim to have experienced fraud and identity theft ever since providing personal and confidential information to the Bar when complaining about attorney misconduct.
In addition to compromising private and confidential information of persons and businesses victimized by bad lawyers. The State Bar also appears to have released internal emails that show employees of the Bar attempted to commit fraud on the State Auditor , Elaine Howle during a 2015 audit.
Since James Towery was Chief Trail Counsel at the Bar from 2010 -2011, policies and procedures appear to have been in place that allowed lawyers to continue to harm the public. As far back as 2010 , the Bar has reportedly hired thugs to stalk, harass and intimidate people who have filed complaints against California lawyers .
Employees and lawyers at the Bar are additionally aware of millions of dollars bad lawyers have stolen through trust account abuse, which the Bar never investigated or prosecuted. Bar staff are also reported to have pressured prosecutors in Santa Clara , Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento and Orange County to ignore judge and lawyer crimes, in return for immunity from investigations of DA offices.
The Bar also appears to have tried to conceal that James Towery never lawfully reported his financial interests on his form 700. One Bar employee reports the Bar's top brass told employees not to worry about Towery's failure to lawfully disclose as he acted in the Bar's most powerful position, and where he was later appointed to the Santa Clara County bench by Governor Brown in 2011.
A private investigation of Towery's finances obtained after the Bar released his home address and social security number shows an alarming connection to lawyers whose complaints were buried and ignored by the Bar, including complaints against:
James Mc Manis
Lynne Yates- Carter
Karen Sinunu Towery
Firms that were found to be overcharging clients included Towery's former firm; Hoge Fenton, which later became Hoge Keller, and which appears to be involved in fraud , tax evasion , mail fraud and activity that connects attorney Bradford Baugh to RICO activity involving Facebook, Dole Food Company, Tanimura and Antle, Incotec, California Seed Production, California Seeds, Pacific Valley Bank and other big California ag companies in the Salinas valley, where Towery continues to draw income and kickbacks in addition to income he earns from tax payers as a judge in Santa Clara County Family Court.
Additionally, Towery's expense reports confirm allegations that Towery used his time employed with the Bar to engage in illicit sexual relationships, with Bar employees, and with victims of attorney crimes.
Towery was additionally reported to have obtained sexual favors as a kickback , after helping crooked and corrupt lawyers get out of Bar complaints. Nat Hales, an attorney whom Towery intervened on a complaint that allowed Hales to get out of stealing over $100,000 from a child support account. Hales reportedly sent his former mistress, "Bunny", to provide sex acts for Towery, as Towery's wife was out fundraising for the Santa Clara University Innocent Project. Towery later assured additional funds for his wife's pet project came from State Bar membership dues, and donations .
Most insidious is Towery's misconduct in harming children as he deprived children of lawful child support payments while he worked to protect lawyers who are outright criminals.
UPDATE : 9-13-2017 Long Beach - First Amendment and Brit Brown and Facebook Parents Win - Dorcy Pruter Loses- Family Courts Burn Pruter Files
They are relentless, unscrupulous, unethical , and they are using the California Courts like Bullies use a playground to abuse, harass and stalk innocent children.
On September 12, 2017 Katherine Dorest and Debra Crawford Annis emerged from a Monterey Courthouse gloating over having obtained a civil contempt order against Crawford's former client.
Dorest and Crawford Annis were seen in the court acting like a bunch of Mean Girls, not licensed attorneys. What makes the conduct of Dorest and Crawford so insidious, is that for over 8 years the two have set a booby trap for Crawford's former client after Crawford married her former client's husband and Dorest represented him.
Court files show that Dorest and Crawford colluded to harass Julie Law through financial depravation, emotional distress and stalking as Ms. Law merely sought to assure her former husband supported his children and complied with family court orders.
Ms Law, who claimed to have nothing more than a traffic ticket since 1978 has been pitted against two venomous women who have continually attacked Ms. Law, for the past 10 years, as they tried to conceal Dr. Annis' former felony and abuse that Law had endured for many years.
The motive for Crawford and Dorest? Attorney fees and assuring termination of Ms. Law's spousal support which would provide Debra Crawford Annis with a windfall larger than any attorney fee award.
Dorcy Pruter is another woman who is preying on family court litigants and their children. Ms. Pruter is associated with Dr. Randy Rand , a man known for preying on divorce litigants and imposing the sham of reunification camps, and court ordered supervised visits, that typically serve to steal children from innocent and loving parents.
Pruter and Rand work together to assure children are court ordered to live with abusive parents who pay Ms. Pruter and a host of phony scam artist "experts", routinely used in family law cases where private judges and money run rampant., and where civil contempt, DVROs and vexatious litigant designations are dolled out to justify stealing and abusing children.
Pruter, upset that court watchers and people associated with speaking out against Pruter's so called " co-parenting institute" , has attempted to file a Civil Restraining Order against Brit Brown, for anonymous blogs and Facebook groups that Pruter failed to identify when she filed her frivolous claims in civil court.
The rate at which California's judges are granting DVRO's and civil restating orders is alarming. Ms. Crawford Annis earned $750 for the Monterey Courts by bringing a contempt matter against her former client, as that client lived in another state and had not done anything since early 2017.
Crawford Annis also appears to be routinely attempting to harass members of the press or any lawyer or member of the public who attempts to bring transparency to what is certainly moral turpitude.
Not one Judge in Monterey County felt it worth noting that Ms. Law lived out of state and was formerly represented by Crawford. whom Law alleges obstructs her mail and child support payments. Nor did one Monterey County judge think Canon 3 really meant reporting Ms. Crawford to the State Bar.
On September 13, 2017 , all eyes will be on Dorcy Pruter, including the children Pruter kept from good parents, by locking innocent children in hotels and depriving them of sleep and food where "experts " like Pruter engaged in brainwashing,until the children agreed to visitation with abusive parents.
The State Bar's role in letting lawyers like Dorest and Crawford continue to harm the public is suddenly becoming very important as CJP director , Victoria Henley . and State Bar leader, Vanessa Holton, bail from the judge and lawyer watchdog agencies, leaving them worse than when they were paid and charged to clean them up.
Google Divorce: Judges, Lawyers and Forensic CPAs Laundering Money through Homes Sold in Family Court Cases
The "Google Divorce" attracted every two-bit crook in California who wanted to get a piece of the action after Google founder Sergy Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki separated in 2013. The Google power couple filed their final divorce papers in 2015 and Silicon Valley lawyers, judges and CPA's were intoxicated by the money that flowed from two Silicon Valley moguls parting ways in divorce court.
After 8 years of a marriage, ending with more than an appearance of infidelity, Brin 's wife , Anne Wojciciki, may have been more interested in just getting out of her marriage with Sergy Berin, than worrying if forensic CPAs properly calculated her fair share of community property.
Divorce cases in California have shown an increasing involvement of custody experts, and forensic accountants , many of whom appear willing to lie as a matter of routine (mostly to get billionaires out of paying child support and equally dividing community property estates) and to do the job our laws expect judges to do.
In Silicon Valley, divorces are now worth billions and lawyers like Brad Baugh of Los Altos, Nat Hales in San Jose, Nancy Perkovich and Charlotte Keely of Sacramento, Tom Tuttle of Orange County and Bob Blevans of Napa, San Francisco, Solano and Contra Costa, are closely connected to unscrupulous CPAs , custody experts and others willing to lie in courts and help one spouse achieve a "Winner Take All " result.
Baugh and Keeley have been seen handing cash to court clerks, and judges , where a Code of Silence has allowed the state's family courts to run rampant with mafia like conduct that is stealing our children's futures and retirement nest egg.
Investigators have revealed CPAs James Butera, Drew Hunt , Jeff Stagner and Charlie Burak have been working in California divorce cases where they often fail to repot tax fraud , tax evasion and theft , while being highly paid by the litigant engaging in unlawful and criminal conduct.
Butera, who has had multiple complaints filed with the Board of Accountancy, recently informed the CBA that he consistently refuses to look at credit cards or cash payments when he is involved in divorce litigation. Butera, who spends over 70% of his professional time in litigation, has routinely assisted wealthy men hide money from their former wives and children , earning him upward of $500,000 working on a single middle class divorce case.
Judges also appear to be benefiting from Butera's misconduct where Butera works with a small group of lawyers, experts and accountants willing to bend the rules, and break the law to shift money over to family law judges as part of a "Golden Parachute Retirement Package" , in return for favorable rulings including fee awards and payments.
Mafia like conduct alive and well in California's family courts robs tax payers , clogs the courts and keeps lawyers fighting where they, and crooked experts , earn more money.
As Wojciciki and Brin settled their affairs quickly, their divorce showed other Silicon Valley divorce cases containing businesses and houses are being so grossly mismanaged in Silicon Valley divorce cases, that alarming amounts of money are being shifted out of the courts and community property estates to private judges, referees and special masters, accountants and a select group of unscrupulous lawyers. Kickbacks, bribes and cash payments not recorded in billing statements or contained on 700 disclosure forms have been uncovered by a small and persistent group of investigators and reporters. The trail of corruption leads right to the family court bench.
So how are they doing it ?
Some lawyers shamelessly hand over cash to court reporters and judges. The cash is often delivered in plain sight, concealed in envelopes that most presume are orders, transcripts or other business of the court. One litigant described hearing Charlotte Keeley tell a client that for $5000 in cash, the judge would be wiling to assure a favorable custody ruling. Brad Baugh delivers cash directly to the offices of lawyers he trades private judgeships and minors counsel appointments with, keeping wealthy clients and crooked gold diggers off the radar of the IRS and Department of Child Support Services.
Court reporters and court clerks Stephanie Estes, Kris Tresdidder, Karla Jackson, Kris Case, and Karla Jackson are in on the game too; accepting cash and "prepayments " for transcripts which is never reported by lawyers like Brad Baugh, keeping that income off the IRS and DCSS radar too.
As the banking industry was forced to tightened their grip on money flowing in and out of financial institutions, and EDD cracked down on independent contractor payments, attempting to better track cash for child support collection purposes, a select few have found the new cash cow loophole in California divorce cases.
Undercover investigations also show how judges including , David Weinberg , Mary Ann Grilli, James Stewart, James Towery, Stuart Scott, Peter McBrein , Matthew Gary and private judges, and minor's counsel who are licensed attorneys , including Nancy Perkovich, Bradford Baugh, Paula Salinger, Marilyn Moreno, Lynne Yates- Carter, Tracy Duell-Cazes, Debra Crawford, Keri Evilsizor, James Cox, Richard Roggia. Nat Hales, Bob Blevans, Tom Tuttle and Diana Richmond have networks of CPAs court reporters and custody experts who have established networks of criminals that act like mafia groups in California's divorce court. Courts where there are large community property estates , such as those found in Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Napa, Orange County and San Diego are the most susceptible.
Business expense accounts are also fair game to generate cash in a divorce case. Businesses paying expense reimbursement often do so where they are not required to report the payments as income. Cash taken by cashing expense checks is often pocketed by a party looking to hide income, or pay judges and others to get favorable outcomes in a divorce, all off the IRS radar.
Family Court judges make about $180.000 a year, and few have other household income . Yet, family court judges, showing little on their mandatory 700 disclosure forms, appear to be living large in Silicon Valley. Investigators have been tracking the cash and phone records and a recent revealing of social security numbers and home addresses by the State Bar and Equifax have allowed investigators to find where judges are hiding the illegal money they taken while acting in divorce cases.
Family court judges also appear to be concealing their assets by placing pricy real estate into trust accounts, or another family member's name. Additionally judges appear to be making private agreements with law firms, where payments and kickbacks are deferred to a time when the judge leaves the bench and is no longer obligated to public disclosures.
A background check and financial investigation of James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar was run after the Bar released Towery's social security number and home address in a Public Record request. The investigation appears to indicate that Towery, now a judge in Santa Clara County family court, has been cheating on his mandatory disclosure statements , his expense accounts and his taxes while gobbling up real estate , and cash , using his position as a California judge to do so .
James Towery has been stealing millions from Santa Clara County parents, children and tax payers while failing to address attorney misconduct of Silicon Valley lawyers like James McManis, Lisa Herrick, Bradford Baugh, Nat Hales, James Cox, Richard Roggia, Valerie Tarvin, Leah Amani, Bill Dok, Walter Hammon, Matt Erickson, Mark Erickson , Heather Allan, Jeff Rosen, Steve Wagstaff, James McManis, Nancy Perkovich , Elise Mitchell, Charlotte Keeley, Diana Richmond, Catherine Gallagher and Debra Crawford, all who had complaints against them for attorney misconduct when Towery was top gun at the State Bar. Complaints that disappeared and failed to protect the public.
Sacramento judge Peter J. Mc Brein appears to be a crook as well, a forensic investigation of his disclosure forms and financial investigation shows he has earned millions in real estate while he acted as a superior court judge. Math that doesn't add up.
In Orange County private Jude David Weinberg tops the crooked judge list , where Weinberg is said to make millions a year in private judging, like was needed in the Google Divorce, while Weinberg has quietly built up over $40,000,000 in real estate holdings. Weinberg is also reported to be paying cash bribes to the new Orange County CEO , David Yamasaki.
Yamasaki has been revealed as the king pin to divorce court corruption in all of California. Yamasaki has been highly decorated by California's Juicily Council for obtaining federal grants and building new family court houses, but it now appears that Yamasaki obtained those awards and advanced through the court's political landscape greasing palms of state legislatures and hiding secrets of the dirty judges acting in cases like the Google divorce and all the other Silicon Valley lawsuits filed by Apple, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay , and PayPal . Ironically, it may have been the Google Divorce that led to the discovery of court corruption in California's Courts.
WARNING- WARNING -WARNING: Security Breaches Expose Private Offices of Lawyers Brad Baugh, Debra Crawford, Mark Erickson, Elise Mitchell, Tom Tuttle, Bob Blevans, Richard Roggia, Valerie Tarvin, Nat Hales, Walter Hammon, Rebekah Frye, Nancy Perkovich and David Weinberg- Documents Leaked. Secret Files Expose Cash Bribes to Judges. Confidential Emails Leaked. Private Social Security Numbers and Confidential Files have been COMPROMISED. (photo at left - Unsecured files in offices of Bradford Baugh)
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017- CALIFORIA STATE BAR HAS AMITTED to releasing private information, social security numbers and information claimed to be confidential and protected by litigation privilege that exposes hundreds of lawyers, private citizens and businesses to harm. The Bar has not reported the release as required by law.
At the same time The Bar exposes private citizens, family law attorney Brad Baugh's offices have been compromised and his email servers exposed and private information and files in cases where Mr. Baugh acted as a private judge, minors counsel and nefarious family law lawyer has resulted in massive leaks compromising confidential information of Silicon Valley's largest community property estates and tech firms. Litigants involved in the Wahl, Garbe, Cheriton, Bassi , Brooks, Woodward, Lynch, Berg and Burch cases are reported to be attempting to determine how Mr. Baugh's negligence has harmed them .
Private citizens who have been secretly recording Kangaroo Courts held by private judges, referees and unscrupulous lawyers in cases involving David Weinberg, Tom Tuttle, Valerie Houghton, Bradford Baugh, Richard Roggia, James McManis, Marilyn Mereno, Hector Mereno, Robert Allard, Rebekah Frye, Walter Hammon, Elise Mitchell, Mark Erickson, Robert Allard, James Mc Manis, Lisa Herrick, Nat Hales, James Cox, Nancy Perkovich, Bob Blevans and Diana Richmond show that lawyers in the State of California have been stealing children, community property and child support funds while paying cash bribes to superior court family law judges, custody experts and accountants in order to buy verdicts and outcomes in divorce and custody cases.
Five years of secret interviews, leaked files and court records that were concealed by dirty lawyers, custody experts and CPAs are being sent to ABC News, NBC Investigative reporters and will be covered in the first ever print and online new source - Ex Parte.
Stories of children like Emilee being taken from her protective mother and men who were robbed of their children for no reason other than greed and corruption will be exposed.
Good court reporters, court clerks and litigants who are sickened by what the legal system has imposed on families and children have risen up and persisted to get these stories told.
Business men and women who have had their businesses threatened by private and superior court family law judges operating mafia like rings of lawyers and judges who pocket $10,000 for fees to do nothing while earning over $500,000 to get families divorced are being exposed and blamed for pressure on watchdog agencies including the State Bar and Commission on Judicial Performance.
For over 30 years parents have been picketing courthouses, blogging and sending desperate pleas for help to police officers, lawyers, judges, senators, congress, and reporters. Their pleas have been ignored and a Code of Silence has kept the public in the dark. Until now.
For the past five years a small group of court reform advocates have been complaining to California's State Bar, exposing the impotent Commission on Judicial Performance and sending stories to mainstream press outlets.
Investigative reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times and Washington Post, ABC, NBC and Fox News are now listening will run investigative series covering Family Courts. Ex Parte Media, a new print and online media source, will focus entirely on family court issues, and begins publishing in October 2017.
Remember to thank the press outlets covering these issues, and if you are able , send support to Ex Parte Media to help with this bold new project that can truly help expose the impact the Family Court Crisis has on society.
Donate to Ex Parte Media: www.indiegogo.com/projects/press-launch-investigating-our-family-courts/x/17289957#/