Anonymous Sting Secretly Records Judges and Lawyers , Catches Judge at Center of State Bar Dysfunction
Fed up with Family Courts a number of Santa Clara County divorce and probate litigants have enlisted the help of retired spies, federal agents, and hackers; members of Anonymous Family Court America.
One spying tactic was inspired after a former associate of nefarious family lawyer, Brad Baugh, reported that Mr. Baugh has used underhanded tactics on opposing pro per litigants and lawyers for decades, where Baugh is alleged to have planted listening devices in binders sent in advance of trials. Mr. Baugh then uses private investigators and " contactors" to listen in on opposing lawyer strategies, in his complex and costly Silicon Valley divorce cases. Mr. Baugh is claimed to have gotten the idea after learning of the spying tactics related to Russian binders used in international spying sting.
Over the past year members of Anonymous Family Court are reported to have planted secret listening devices in restaurants, bathrooms and even in the sanctity of judges chambers, where these devices have picked up hundreds of hours of recordings, that are being sorted. It is alleged that the recordings show exparte communications , racketeering , fraud and abuse of power the likes the legal system has never seen. The recordings are being reviewed and compared with case decisions.
Members plan to upload recordings and documents to the web and send the most damaging information to major media outlets, before turning information over to federal agents. The group has employed this tactic globally to expose financial corruption and environmental terrorism, like with the Flint Water Sandal. Most recently the group employed such tactics to reveal the Bill Cosby sex scandal, that his pricey lawyers and PR firm had contained for decades.
Intense focus in family courts has come to Santa Clara County , due to a high level of complaints against tenured judges and lawyers, combined with the talent in Silicon Valley, which makes the region ripe for exposing family law corruption.
Focus of the group dates back to 1997, when social media was not available, and Judge Stewart was the epicenter of family law corruption in the valley. Mary Ann Grilli took over, having been groomed by Stewart before he slipped into his tax payer funded retirement, following the ruining of thousands of families and children. A pattern of judicial retaliation appears to have been tolerated in Santa Clara Family Courts, against litigants who dare to speak up against judges like Grilli.
Joining today's fight are many of the children who suffered during Silicon Valley divorces of their parents, where lawyers like Brad Baugh, Rich Roggia, Valerie Houghton , Mia Mosher, Nat Hales, and Heather Allan are known to draw out divorces and custody disputes over 5-10 years, virtually all of their childhood. These kids, now adults, are coming forward with their Silicon Valley connections to stop the corruption and demonstrate what social media and technology can do to expose rotten family lawyers and judges and protect children from family court and CPS abuse.
Judge Towey, a newer family law judge, was run out of the State Bar on Ethics charges, appears to be being groomed by Mary Ann Grilli . for her planned retirement as pressure mounts on Grilli to retire, just like it did on Judge Stewart. Lawyers who have spent years being burned by Towery are scrambling to help Anonymous members .
Anonymous is pollenating information that will be impossible to continue to ignore and that will expose what is going on across America in our family courts.
This information is hitting as the State Bar and Commission on Judicial Performance are bring held under scrutiny and for being toothless watchdog groups that have allowed California Family Court Corruption to flourish, as recently touched on in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Not so surprising was that the recordings reveal how James Towery has been being groomed by Grilli to continue the legacy of judicial misconduct in Silicon Valley , that has long been thought to be veiled by immunity that the judicial watchdog agencies ignored and tolerated for decades. That may be ending.
Towery was an easy target for Grilli , after Towery fled the State Bar in a swirl of ethics scandals , and as the State Bar faced increased scrutiny from California legislators, Towery landed back in Silicon Valley with the judicial power to help his buddies. Grilli appears to have groomed Towery as the next level in family law corruption, the way a child abuser grooms a sex victim.
A second report by the State Auditor , issued in May 2016, shows not much has changed at the Bar in 2016, in the five years since Towery left . The top 13 execs continue to make more than the state's governor. An article in the Recorder in May 2016 continues to point to James Towery's problems at the Bar that remain uncorrected, the least of which was a failure to address attorney misconduct related to Towery's buddies. Is Towery now willing to violate California Judicial Code of Ethics Cannon 3(D) (2) by refusing to address attorney misconduct from the bench? Is Towery imposing the same corruption from the bench in family court today that he was accused of at the State Bar back in 2010? Case files and secret recordings obtained by members of Anonymous appear to indicate he is.
Anonymous Family Court members are reported to have caught exparte communications , cash bribery and racketeering in Santa Clara County, but have also caught government employees, judges and lawyers engaging in conduct aimed to chill free speech an rights to association for individuals who seek to expose this corruption. Such conduct would justify an investigation by the FBI and US Attorney General's office.