Investigated: Susan Ellenberg and Walter Hammon
For decades parents and Whistleblowers have complained that Silicon Valley courts have ignored corruption that allowed pedophiles, abusers and thieves to rob and harm families for profit.
A recent investigation links Santa Clara County's newest woman Democrat to sex trafficking, and scandalous conduct imposed by the Hammon Legal Dynasty.
County divorce files show Ken Perlmutter is renting a home in Palo Alto for $6100 a month, and claims in his personal divorce case has exposed Perlmutter to allegations related to RICO crimes including money laundering that seeks to reduce support obligations to his former wife.
Secret recording devices planted near Perlmutter's rental home have captured conversations with divorce attorneys; Bradford Baugh, Catherine Bechtel, Rebekah Frye, Walter Hammon and Donelle Morgan, indicate divorce lawyers, custody evaluators and CPAs are using Santa Clara County divorce cases to launder money and fleece families for profit.
Susan Ellenberg, who ran for Santa Clara County Supervisor in 2018, is connected to the scam, through her campaign manager Walter Hammon. Witnesses report Hammon accepted cash payments for Ellenberg's campaign and laundered them through his attorney trust account. Such conduct has seen Hammon in trouble before. The pair also appeared to have worked with Hammon's wife Maben, and Los Gatos City Councilwoman Barbara Spector who is now being kicked back private judging appointments in Hammon's cases, in her new assignment as a JAMS mediator.
County Counsel Greta Hansen and James Williams have been in on the scam as well. These government lawyers have been making criminal conduct disappear through the county's Personnel Board.
At the core of the corruption is the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office where the Director of Victim Services, Kasey Halcon, is reportedly working on a " catch and kill" program designed to silence victims seeking help in the county's family courts.
Halcon reportedly has accepted cash as well, in return for turning the other way when it come to investigating the county's non- profit organization, where individuals including Lisa Pott have cheated taxpayers seeking to support victims of teen depression and suicide. Halcon is reportedly working through private attorney Barbara Spector of Los Gatos.
Barbara Spector, formerly of Hoge Fenton, has been caught up in what appears to be a Racketeering Enterprise involving James Towery and Valerie Houghton, formerly of Hoge Fenton. In a complex scheme that involved judges and lawyers laundering money through the county's real estate transactions, Spector has assisted dirty lawyers converting home equity into profits and untraceable trust account deposits where she is now being paid back with private judging, ADR and mediation assignments.
Lawyers from the DA's office appear in on the scheme, accepting kickbacks and other bribes, has become a widely accepted practice.
Lawyers and judges involved in divorce cases are being investigated. For now the top scumbag prize is a tie between Mary Ann Grilli. who was addicted to pain medications for the last five years she ruled in family law cases, and Judge James Towery, who cheated on his first wife Marilyn Morgan. That cheating was carefully documented by a staffer in the office where Towery was partner with his wife and her father.
Towery, then joined the Santa Clara County family court where he continued his abuse of woman, and distain for men who were not cheats like him.
Other judges implicated in the real estate scam with questionable mortgage payoffs include Judge Patricia Lucas, Judge Vincent Chiarello and recalled judge Aaron Persky.