Los Angeles Family Court - Judge Bribes - Orange County Money Laundering Today
How Lawyers get the Cash to Judges: Then and Now
Fueled by increases in home equity and Silicon Valley tech and social media companies, California's family courts have become some of the worst in the nation. Five days a week, California's family court judges oversee divorce and custody cases where hundreds of children are being separated from their parents for nothing more than money. CPS workers in every county are known to be lying in order to put kids in foster care, which earns a county $6,000 per kid and up to $500,000 for private divorce lawyers and court appointed experts.
In the Mitchell Papers, discovered last year at a San Jose elite private high school, cash payments, bank records and mortgage fraud documentation linking family court judges, custody experts and payments to cops, court reporters and politicians were discovered. The most startling was a complex referral system designed by court clerk David Yamasaki to dragnet families into the system as a means of feeding children to an multistate trafficking ring operating in California, Arizona, Alabama, Florida and Texas. Yamasaki used court employees working in Family Court Services, county CPS workers or court appointed lawyers to execute the scheme.
More Details on How the Criminal Enterprise Works:
Unknowingly, parents are duped into corrupt enterprises where divorces now take 5-10 years to complete. Revenge porn. blackmail and claims of " parental alienation" are used to threaten and discredit parents during drawn out divorces. Troubled, autistic or depressed children are groomed for sex trafficking rings for the benefit of high profile pedophiles or abusers. It is only a matter of time before these children begin to exhibit truancy or academic decline because of the drawn out divorce proceedings their parents are subjected to.
According to leaked documents in the Mitchell Papers, infamous attorney Gloria Allred had evidence of how these enterprises work, but after making an appearance in the documentary film, Divorce Corp, she was blacklisted and threatened from coming into counties where the enterprise was firmly established and where lawyers had the protection of corrupt district attorneys including in Orange, Sacramento, Contra Costa and Santa Clara.
In Contra Costa, the indictment and disbarring of former DA Mark Peterson, opened the books on some of the corruption. . The voting out of DA Tony Racauckas in Orange County has opened that county's family courts to investigations by newly elected Todd Spitzer. In Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen is reportedly under federal investigation for voter fraud and election tapering during the 2018 recall of Judge Aaron Persky, who was once a family court judge.
The Mitchell Papers show: how the enterprise works:
When a spouse consults a family law attorney, the office staff runs a Lexis check to determine assets available and links to businesses these lawyers and associated local politicians seek to acquire information on. Potential cases are discussed at social meetings anchored by local bar associations. These association often claim to provide referrals, and charge upwards of $100 simply to give the name of one of their members. However the referrals are anything but random. They are stacked in favor of diverting cases to what is essentially a criminal enterprise that will convert community and business assets for their profits and political gains.
Most insidious are the referrals made following a 911 call to law enforcement agencies, where corrupt cops alert local divorce lawyers to a potential domestic violence matter, which can add $100-200,000 in fees to a divorce or custody case. In family law cases domestic violence is often secreted for years, then claims are made by an abusive spouse looking for a litigation advantage in the divorce case. First one to claim DV, often wins.
Before a divorce, custody or domestic violence goes to court, the enterprise is already in place, planning and scheming how to take money from families during a time of emotional and financial distress.
Parental Alienation, a made up family court phrase , is used to signal for a judge to make court appointments and begin the process of taking the family home and separating children to feed money to the enterprise. Once a lawyer puts this phrase in a legal pleading, a judge will be biased toward the parent claimed to be " alienating" a child. Richard Gardener was the founder of this term. It is junk science rejected by physiologists across the globe, but it continues to be used by unethical lawyers and corrupt judges to earn more money in divorce and custody cases. All divorcing couples tend to say or do things that harm their children during a separation, but it is the inciting of conflict in the courts that makes these issues the most damaging to families.
Court CEO, David Yamasaki, the architect of the corruption, uses county and state workers employed in Santa Clara and Orange County to feed the corruption. Newly into his court appointment in Orange County, David Yamasaki began recruiting lawyers, experts and court employees to extend the Santa Clara County criminal enterprise to Southern California. Tom Tuttle, Keith Dolnick and David Weinberg were hand selected by Yamasaki to run the operation that included money laundering and bribery. Children are used as commodities and houses are sold for payments to the enterprise.
In Santa Clara County Yamasaki regularly worked with the Saher Stephan in the DA's office to get the county to pay corrupt experts linked to the county's criminal cases. Private lawyers Yamasaki recruited included Walter Hammon, who had been in trouble with the State Bar related to is trust account, and Rebekah Frye, who was known to cover up suicides and pedophile rings for the DA dating back to 2002.
Leah Amini, Jason Pintar, Annie Fortino, Richard Roggia, Irwin Joseph, Laura Perry, Suzanne Mulkern, Valerie Houghton and Heather Allan, Eva Martelle, Elise Mitchell, BJ Fadem and Dmitry Stadlin are also noted in Yamasaki's referral notes linking these private lawyers to cases covering up money laundering, domestic violence cases and sex trafficking of young girls and boys whose parents are snagged into family court cases.
Attorneys Debra Crawford and Katherine Dorset operate sex trafficking and money laundering through Monterey county CPS for the family courts there. The Mitchell papers show Yamsaski reportedly kept naked photos from Dorest's lesbian partner for use in a custody battle as a return of favors for the corrupt acts Dorest had committed in the county's family courts that earned her some protection.
Rebekah Frye was documented reporting that divorce lawyers " own the cops", because of the racket that typically is used to benefit lawyers and cops when they are involved their own personal divorce case. Stashed in the Mitchell papers were also USB drives filled with recordings of local prosecutors, including James Gibbons-Shapiro, who appears to use his office to arrange sex trafficking of victims across state lines for the enterprise.
Yamasaki, who apparently looks for financial and addiction problems to attract lawyers to the enterprise, for example, Frye an admitted alcoholic, regularly gets appointed to represent children. Dolnick, a three time bar exam failure, with a troubled financial past, has connections from his brother, a judge, which got him into the centerpiece. Yamasaki , perhaps for self-protection, also documented cash payments and bribes to CPS and Family Court Services personnel in both Orange and Santa Clara County. Tracy Fleming, Jason Magers, Lori Penn, and Orange County CPS employee Gene Nishimoto are reported to have earned over $200,000 a year in bribes for issuing false reports that judges use to justify taking children from parents in a family court proceeding. An audit of the most corrupt cases show primarily mothers losing custody to keep the enterprise firmly in place.
Orange County- Santa Clara County Ground Zero
Problems in Orange County have been known since staggering CPS settlements , the jailhouse snitch programs and the traffic court scandal, but family court has been ground zero for separating families and stealing money using domestic violence and parental alienation to drag out cases, keeping more money for the county's family law criminal enterprise. Since 1996 when the OJ Simpson trial pushed domestic violence and family court corruption into the public eye for the first time, the enterprise has evolved.
The Mitchell Papers show that lawyers under bankruptcy or financial pressure are brought into the enterprise where cash payments are made on their homes and business rentals, in a manner secreted from taxing authorities. Lawyers also keep under lock and key blackmailing materials to pull out to discredit a spouse during a divorce case. As long as the state legislature turns a blind eye on family court corruption, it is likely to continue to harm another generation of children.
Parents and Kids Recording the Cops & CPS
As more parents unite. they are recording the police, CPS and even custody evaluators as a form of protection from persons willing to lie under oath for a corrupt motive.
" Record everything", advises one mother who lost her daughter during a divorce case before private judge David Weinberg. " the corruption in California's family courts is mind bending. They all know and recording to expose them is our only defense. Even my daughter records her abusers and the court appointed experts. She is smart enough to know someday someone in mainstream media will be bold enough to finally report what has really been going on in our family courts. ".