When Emilee's mother got her former husband to admit he had abused their daughter, the admission was made in a retired judge's office. Instead of protecting Emilee , or her mother from abuse, Retired Orange County Judge, David Weinberg lined up a series of orders, which he made while he was appointed as a private judge udder section 638, and began to ruin the mother and Emilee's life exactly as the father, Rob Dobson, clearly wanted to pay to assure. Weinberg appointed experts who included an unlicensed psychologist , Dr. Randy Rand. Weinberg also used a trendy new Reunification Camp scam with , Family Bridges, to set the stage for orders that would destroy a mother who knew her child was being abused and that her former husband was earning his wealth from less than scrupulous practices in the transportation industry.
Weinberg used crooked CPAs, court experts and private court reporters to create a false record during a divorce. Rather than divide community property, and protect a minor child, Weinberg used the family court process, as a privately compensated judge, to crush a mother and her child, while concealing dark deep secrets the father appears to want to pay to protect.
Weinberg's orders did not need to be adopted by the court, after the mother was forced to use him as a private judge under a 638 appointment. Weinberg acted under the Color of Law to remove a 12 year old child from her primary caregiver , which was done forcibly at night where Weinberg's court orders allowed the police to take Emilee from her home, as a school bus of SWAT laid in wait across the street with assault weapons pointed at a mother, who had no history of criminal conduct, prior to her divorce. After Weinberg took her daughter, he made orders to remove the mother , and her 20 year old autistic son from their home, allowing them only 20 minutes to collect their worldly belongings.
Weinberg then issued orders to have 12 year old Emilee sent to a Reunification Camp to force her to return to her abusive father, while Weinberg gaged the mother from social media, and other outlets to prevent her from revealing what is going on in California Courts. Weinberg was paid at least $500,000 , his appointed experts over $500,000 and the mother was left homeless , without any of the estimated $35 million dollar community and without her daughter.
Weinberg also appears to have unleashed more corruption on divorce cases where he presides, and where court reporters privately paid by Weinberg at all too willing to alter and delay transcripts, obstructing justice and rights to timely appeal .
Weinberg's experts, like Dr. Randy Rand , and Rebecca Bailey , are the new landscape for court corruption, where no public agencies appear willing to step in to protect children. And where lawyers like Tom Tuttle can be hired by abusive men like Rob Dobson, and get away with stealing children from their mothers, while acting under the color of law. Private Judges , usually lawyers like Weinberg, are using court appointed experts to slowly and take children like Emilee from loving and innocent parents, all for money and the billon dollar cottage industry that has risen up around California divorce and probate cases faster than a runaway train.
Tracy H. knows that industry all too well as she nearly lost her home and businesses after her divorce was handled by a private judge, Nancy Perkovich, an attorney who bases in Sacramento and takes assignments and appointments with Bob Blevans, a man she has had an improper sexual relationship with for years. Perkovich is now the subject of a California Supreme Court ruling that says her orders were never valid, they were VOID, because Perkovich never disclosed the personal and professional relationship she had with Blevans or that she and Bleavans spent nearly 6 years racking up over $3,000,000 in costs. Perkovich was never disciplined or disbarred from acting in a manner that essentially equaled corruption that should have landed her in jail. In fact Tracy's complaints to the State Bar were simply ignored and Perkovich appears to have enjoyed the same immunity and lack of discipline judges, private judges and referees or special masters enjoy up and down the state.
Nat Hales , a Santa Clara attorney, told the widow of his best friend that she could get a "more favorable" settlement in a probate case, if she would agree to be his mistress, while allowing him to stay married to "Cookie " and maintain the image he had acquired in Silicon Valley that routinely got him trustee, referee , special master and private judge appointments that earned him millions. In addition to the millions he made for himself, Hales used that case to earn over $200,000 for crony buddy , CPA James Butera, whose bills were sent to Hales, who had the authority to pay them from the widow, and where the widow was not allowed to question the bills that she paid. In other cases, Hales got kickbacks to his realtor son, Greg Hales, on real estate Hales ordered sold where he appointed another mistress, Intero Real Estate Agent, Patty Filice , to help him kick back the money to his own son. Santa Clara County judges Mary Ann Grilli, James Towery, Patricia Lucas, Stuart Scott, Vincent Chiarello, Arraon Persky , and Erica Yew , former chairperson of the Commission on Judicial performance, all knew of Hales' misconduct , but they simply looked away as Hales bilked millions from community estates up and down Silicon Valley. There is more than an appearance that Superior Court judges are getting kickbacks from these private judge assignments after they leave the bench, so they do not want to "disrupt " the corrupt system they will ultimately enjoy.
Diana Richmond , an attorney based in San Francisco, used another case involving attorney Bob Blevans to falsify orders, and transcripts , with licensed court reporters to make false records in the private judging assignments she took under California's Code of Civil Procedure Sections 638 and 639. In one instance Richmond called the police on a pro per litigants witness and had the witness removed from the building , where Richmond then operated a secret court in the Embarcadero office, and stripped the pro per mother of essentially all of her community interests in properties and a family owned business that her husband was allowed to steal. Richmond has received the highest lawyer and private judge recognition and was never disciplined by the State Bar, or Commission on Judicial performance for her outlandish conduct.
Most Unethical Lawyer in Silicon Valley , Brad Baugh, an attorney based in Silicon Valley, has been being appointed by San Mateo and Santa Clara County judges for over 30 years. Baugh has received hundreds of millions in property liens, appointments and kickback payments where court supervisors, clerks , court reporters and judges know Baugh is falsifying orders, filing false documents, committing perjury and abusing his trust account to steal from community property estates. Baugh also uses Dr. Rebecca Bailey, and CPA James Butera to commit what appears to be criminal activity , but Baugh's reach goes deep inside the judiciary, and Baugh is additionally known for manufacturing domestic violence claims as a litigation tactic for his divorce clients.
Baugh is able to manufacture false domestic violence claims , vexatious litigant claims, "gate keeping " and parental alienation " claims against protective parents to steal children from one parent, giving full custody to abusers or clients engaged in criminal activity with community businesses. Baugh also uses a network of corrupt lawyers, judges, court reporters and court clerks to manufacture false claims of domestic violence , where then uses local law enforcement to get criminal domestic violence designations, which prevents his clients from paying child and spousal support.
Baugh is known to place false liens on properties and use local law enforcement to create false criminal records, as a litigation tactic, where Santa Clara court managers and district attorney , Jeff Rosen, look the other way.
Baugh's connections to Rosen goes back decades, and through James Towery, who was former Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar. Baugh's reach also appears to extend up to the Sixth District Court of Appeal, where Baugh uses Garrett Dailey to beat the law and get a corrupt system to bend to benefit clients willing to pay to get away with fraud and abuse. Baugh's corrupt network with private judges and minor's counsel, goes to James Stewart, Mary Ann Grilli, Richard Roggia, James Cox, Rebekah Frye, Valerie Tarvin and Heather Allen, Bill Dok, and Robert Reeding.
While the lack of discipline of judges sitting on California's bench is now receiving wide attention from mainstream media, few journalists have reported on the massive corruption seen in family court's private judging assignments. The Commission on Judicial Performance claims to have no oversight of these individuals, who are appointed by crooked and incompetent judges, as a form of deflecting their own responsibilities and shifting the cost of family divorce and probate matters to the private sector where divorce has become a cottage industry.
Investigations show that few lawyers acting as private judges follow the law, which includes failing to disclose the private and professional relationships a lawyer has before accepting an assignment. In fact in Santa Clara County so many lawyers and judges are engaged in sexual relationships and off radar business transactions, that private judging has corrupted the county's presiding judges and Orange County appears to be following suit after CEO David Yamasaki transferred from Santa Clara County earlier this year. Yamasaki knew of Nat Hales' misconduct, and allowed Hales to continued to be appointed by Santa Clara County judges, Yamasaki appears to have transferred his game to Orange County where he is assuring cash kickbacks to court reporters and private judges as he did when he was employed by Santa Clara County Courts.
The State Bar has done little to stop these crooks. Complaints have escalated and the State Auditors' 2015 report shows how corrupt and dysfunctional the State Bar is, but most the State Bar money is being funneled through big firms and lawyers who are shown to be making their money acting as pseudo judges in a cottage industry that simply does not belong in the justice system.
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