If you ask members of Q - The answer to the San Jose Mercury's question: Is your lawyers a crook? The answer is YES!
Thinking the State Bar, with all the same bad actors will do something about their own....., forget about it. We may just get photos and fingerprints, not honest lawyers.
But Robert Mueller may be on to something as he reached in a busted up attorney- client privilege with the President of the United States and his lawyer, over a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. As goes Mr. Cohen............
At the same time Bill Cosby's $3.4 million dollar sex hush agreement didn't keep that so silent as prosecutors busted privilege and put him on trial for a second time.
In family court secret deals mafia like lawyers have been doing for years, and the agreements are just as illegal , they are just not stopped by family court judges, the bottom dwellers on the judiciary.
Taking advantage of people during an emotionally charged time of their lives to settle up for 10% of what they are entitled to, or to agree not to talk about their thoughts that a former spouse is an abuser or pedophile, is wrong. It is illegal.
This culture has evolved with the help of cops who are willing to misuse their office, as they help protect lawyers who protect them in return.
Meanwhile thinking about more local affairs and Sex-on-the-Bench, Santa Clara County's controversial female Sheriff Smith is starting to look old and haggard after news broke she stole the infamous sex tape during an investigation and people in her own departments have taken to anonymous blogging to rat her out. ( See the Tomas Casey Report - run by insider with an axe to grind)
San Jose Mercury reporter Tracey Kaplan did a fair job on summing up new mandatory fingerprinting and photographing requirements, but may have missed the forest through the trees where lawyers in Santa Clara County are concerned, and where Kaplan has given these lawyers, including District Attorney Jeff Rosen a free pass for far too long.
Cops interfering with internal investigations is a criminal act and so is prosecutorial misconduct where Jeff Rosen and his DDA John Chase have given these cops immunity in return for favors and emoluments.
Think Gilroy deputy Plett, who is under Smith's management (and maybe her sheets). Deputy Plett misused his police car, had sex in it and let someone he was having sex with out of domestic violence charges. Then Plett conspired to trump up false child abuse charges against her ex . Smith did nothing, and not one of the 600 people employed in the district attorney's office even looked at a cop lying and the impact of those lives on an innocent child.
A local blog that is operated by a cop insider tells the backstory of Sheriff Smith and why it is more than just sex.
What the blogger misses is that Sheriff Smith and Jeff Rosen used the death of Audrie Pott to advance their careers. All the while the parents of the dead child went around making money on Netflix Films, and giving Sheriff Smith a starring role in the recent documentary; Web of Lies. Such propaganda is intended to advance Smith's reelection campaign, and appears to be illegal.
Speaking of illegal, as the rest of us get ready to file our taxes, Sheila and Larry Potts haven't seemed concerned about doing the same while paying Rosen and Smith back for the $2,000,000 they got out of the settlement by frightening the young Saratoga students. Rosen and Smith got re-elected , but the Potts forgot to file the taxes on their 503 (c) non-profit, as they used all the money innocent donors gave in an emotional outpouring following Audrie's suicide. A suicide far more likely linked to the abuse she suffered from her greedy mom and step parents who had documented domestic violence hiding in their past. All the donor money went to give the Potts a lifestyle they didn't deserve, and to assure kickbacks to shady lawyers and cops. Time for an audit. Time for the Attorney General.
Remember, mobsters usually go down for tax and mail fraud, not the real fraud they usually engage in every day.
So, if Bill Cosby can't make you laugh anymore, and you can't travel all the way to Washington to watch the latest legal scandal, you can find secret sex deals covered up by a shady lawyer, or cops helping to obstruct justice right here at home , and the California Bar will keep sending these shady lawyers referrals, while taking their cut along the way.