The LA Times reported that dishonest court clerks and dishonest judges were involved in ticket fixing 1000 DUI cases in Orange County, which caused tax payers to pony up for the state's largest traffic court amnesty program in California's history.
Now, dishonest court clerks, court reporters and bailiffs in Sacramento, Santa Clara , Contra Costa, Marin, San Diego and Orange Counties appear to have allowed court files to go "missing", transcripts to be altered and court fees to be stolen from unsuspecting divorce and probate litigants who have had their due process rights violated, their homes sold and their children stolen while court reporters and court employees , including judges took millions in cash bribes, gifts and kickbacks.
David Yamasaki , the court CEO in Santa Clara and Orange Counties, may be ground zero for the family court racketeering scheme.
Yamasaki was reportedly photographed and secretly recorded taking cash bribes and gifts from Santa Clara County's Public Information Officer Joe Macaluso. The cash Yamasaki received appears to be linked to cash payments collected by court reporters like Stephanie Estes. Yamasaki turned the other way and allowed Estes and others to collect millions in cash payments from pro per litigants and private judges, as well as state and federal grants, which was used to enhance court employee income and to buy verdicts in divorce and custody cases for a select group of lawyers.
Cash was also reportedly paid by contractors, who Yamasaki awarded bids to and non-profits that Yamasaki "helped" with payments from state and federal grants.
Setting up a similar pattern, Yamasaki is reported to be working on new schemes in Orange County, within months of transferring. Insiders report Yamasaki is working with private Judge David Weinberg, and attorneys Tom Tuttle, John Schilling, Brain Gurwitz, as well as big law firms that include: Umberg & Zipser, Minyard & Morris, and Seastrom & Seastrom . A racketeering scheme appears to involve the country's largest court reporting agency, Veritext, an agency that works with the county's lawyers and retired judges to hear cases "privately", and where attorney fees are paid to the highest bidder and most corrupt lawyers in the county . These lawyers then appear to routinely use private judges , referees and Special Masters, at the cost of millions , and where private funds are bring used to prop up California's bankrupt legal system.
Yamasaki has also been linked to bribing judges and obstructing justice in the court of appeal. Lawyers like Garret Dailey have reportedly been giving Yamasaki kickbacks for decades. Secret recordings show Yamasaki assures " in " crowd lawyers big cases, judgement wins, as payback. Lawyers also are referred to "teach "seminars and "education" courses that net lawyers like Dailey millions a year in private and public funds.
As a media investigation began to uncover that Yamasaki has used court pubic information officers to divert media attention away from what appears to be serious crimes, Yamasaki reportedly left Santa Clara County and tried to bury evidence .
As the misuse of public funds begins to be revealed related to Yamasaki's building of the Santa Clara County Family Justice Center, Yamasaki reportedly fled to Orange County , where he remains employed,
Wiki Leaks documents and tips from Anonymous have pointed journalists in the direction of hundreds of lawyers, judges and court employees who have been misusing Santa Clara County divorce and custody cases to make millions in unreported income.
Yamasaki was nominated as court administrator of the year, as Yamasaki reportedly had landscape and building materials delivered to his own properties, and to properties owned by Superior Court Judges and their families. Contractors awarded bids that Yamasaki managed reportedly agreed to give Yamasaki kickbacks in the form of palm trees, home remodels and expensive dinners and trips while Yamasaki and his staff, including Joe Macaluso , traveled on court business to attend seminars by day and strip bars and lavish dinners by night.
Members of Anonymous have been working with Wiki Leaks, retired court clerks and court reporters who are fed up with the court corruption and a culture of court employees that serves to violate the due process rights of litigants in family courts.
A FACEBOOK Sting has uncovered billions in misused public funds earmarked for California's legal system and the misconduct of judges, lawyers and court employees, where the misconduct may cost California Courts billions in lost state and federal grants.
If you believe you have been a victim of a family court crime, or if you have information about any family court , where judges , lawyers and court employees have acted with bias and prejudice, please contact us immediately .