Seems all the geniuses in Silicon Valley have misplaced their solar calculators, rendering them unable to account for all the money the judges are diverting to private law firms, non- profits and companies where they hold personal investments, including businesses that offer supervision services for parents seeing their own children.
Judges in Santa Clara are making big bucks in corruption of divorce cases that Sheriff Smith and DA Jeff Rosen are willing to ignore in order to advance their own political careers.
A complex scheme has been at play in Santa Clara Courts for over a decade, where judges are charged with issuing as many Domestic Violence Restraining orders as possible and then ordering parents to pay to see their own children. Yes, judges are ordering parents to pay private supervision businesses during high conflict custody battles, where the judges profit from their own orders. A recent infusion from the Violence Against Women Act has put even more money into the local court for judges to abuse.
Modern visitation orders require parents to pay as much as $450/ hour to see their own children. These supervision centers get on court , or judge, lists in a manner that assures huge payments for what is essentially a non- regulated service. Businesses allowed to supervise children with their own parents get paid for travel, expenses, and $150 of actual time, where they do not have to be trained for safety or heath matters beyond what a teen age baby-sitter would make, likely $20/ hour. And teen age babysitters are often trained in CPR and provide more value for children.
It is a scam, one wrapped up with the scam of paid psychologists, custody experts and minor's counsel appointments that bleed divorce and custody matters dry for the benefit of corrupt motives.
An investigation shows that James Towery, Patrica Lucas, Judge Arand, Judge Emede, Judge Scott , Judge Mark Pierce, and Judge Chiarello have been investing in these supervised visitation centers and not disclosing such investments on their Form 700. Additionally many of the custody cases in Santa Clara have had matters pending far over the 90-day rule, yet such were not lawfully disclosed on the judge's payroll affidavits as required by law.
John Chase, the public integrity prosecutor in the Santa Clara County DA's office, has refused to investigate any judges or corrupt family law attorneys misusing the DV laws. Some say Chase's complicit conduct is rooted in his personal relationship with Judge Towery's wife, Karyn.
Prosecutor John Chase has been suspected corruption himself, where he appears to be on the take and involved with bribing judges and paying off court reporters to cover up for bad judges and improper governmental activity in the courts. Chase has also reportedly been involved in burying over $50 million in real estate fraud that has laundered real properties from divorce cases to investments for judges and lawyers in the DA's favor.
Similar circumstances appear in Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, Napa, Orange and Sacramento Counties.
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