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.
Contra Costa parents successfully gathered enough signatures to place three judges on a recall ballot, tripling the threat to the security of complicit judges who have been separating and bankrupting families in California's family courts for the past two decades..
Joined by children who are the product of divorce in Silicon Valley, activists are turning their attention back to Santa Clara County to focus on Judge James Towery, Judge Joshua Weinstein, Judge Stuart Scott, Judge Cynthia Lie, Judge Lori Pegg and Judge Roberta Hayashi who have pandered to corrupt lawyers and loyalties over families they are elected to serve.
Weinstein , who has returned to the family court after corrupting criminal cases, is a new focus of social media hit pieces. He is quickly getting a reputation for rigging divorce cases and favoring lawyers after he has been seen regularly with James Towery, the most corrupt judge in Santa Clara County.
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San Jose, February 28, 2019-
Honesty, fair play, search for truth, unbiased application of enacted law, are among the “must have” qualities of a American Judge when they make binding, life-altering decisions on U.S. citizen’s life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Complaints against the California judges, and in particularly the Santa Clara County judges, supervised by the California Judicial Council, have grown in recent past.. Lack of transparency, for example; no recording of court proceedings, judicial immunity, tampering of records, judicial misconduct tactics, cover ups, et al., renders judicial misconduct almost invisible.
However, public has grown increasingly frustrated and began documenting and sharing with the world the crisis of judicial corruption. For example, recent Santa Clara County public filings reveal uncontroverted facts supporting Judge Joshua Weinstein’s misconduct, corrupt acts, fraud on the court, creation of false record, et al.
It is such gross judicial misconduct that led to California State Auditor being asked to audit of the hollow California judicial oversight body, the state’s Commission on Judicial Performance
Ironically public had previously complained that Judge Joshua Weinstein routinely cozy up lawyers and “He is especially unfair to self-represented parties” see http://www.therobingroom.com/california/Judge.aspx?id=22514
Please direct your comments and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org- news source for collecting complaints on Judge Weinstein.
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Santa Clara County has been violating ADA laws and victims rights for decades. Judge Mary Ann Grilli was previously sued for her unconstitutional conduct, and Grilli's favorite divorce lawyers; Bradford Baugh, Hector Moreno and Valerie Houghton engaged in rampant tax fraud, as well as abuses of appointments for private judges, custody evaluators and minor's counsel.
James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar has been protecting lawyers like Houghton, Baugh and Moreno for decades. Jim Hoover, Donelle Morgan, Walter Hammon and Bill Dok have been implicated as well, along with newcomers Heather Allan, Jessica Huey, Jennifer Mello, women lawyers willing to get appointments and discipline immunity the old fashioned way: On their backs.
Judge Robert Hayashi and Judge Lori Pegg have been drinking from the same water cooler with Towery and Jeff Rosen's wife, Amber Rosen, excepting that disregard of the law would be protected based on the good old boy network operating Silicon Valley Courts. In return, Jeff Rosen has given judges a free pass on public corruption and taxpayer waste investigations. Front and center in the cover up is Jeff Rosen's top prosecutors including David Angel, John Chase, Jay Boyarsky and even former reporter and public information officer Sean Webby.
One victim of attorney Nat Hales described who Hales, along with other divorce lawyers including Michael Smith, Neville Spadafore, Robert Redding, James Cox , Ed Mills and Irwin Joseph have rigged divorce cases, bankrupted families and promised favorable outcomes for sex and cash payments in Santa Clara County divorce cases through private judging cases that gouged families and children for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen has prosecuted parents for minor child support and custody violations, while he ignored systemic corruption in the county's family courts.
Victims subjected to years of abuse by divorce lawyers overcharging, selling homes and raiding retirement accounts and who were ignored by mainstream media have turned to social media and memes to tell their stories and expose corruption.
Social media has also drawn the attention of Facebook, Netflix , and Google, who have faced legal and media attacks for their publishing of stories that many victims know to be true.
Q is seeking stories and support from union employees in law enforcement and county agencies, as well as Oracle, Cisco, Netflix, Google, Yahoo and Paypal in order to expose corruption in Silicon Valley's family courts. Email us your story, or send us contacts to tech and social media companies willing to help catch these career criminals.
Walter Hammon Investigated for Interfering with the 2018 Supervisor Election
Susan Ellenberg was like many other women riding the #metoo movement into historic midterm elections. Promises of big changes made in 2018 fell short when Ellenberg cast her first votes in 2019 and demonstrated her loyalty to lawyers including divorce attorney Walter Hammon who was front and center in Ellenberg's campaign.
Walter Hammon is a "clean-up" divorce lawyer, retained by the most nefarious spouses divorcing in Santa Clara County. Most recently Hammon represented an employee of the Santa Clara County District Attorney, Jeff Rosen, where Hammon's client reportedly sexually harassed a subordinate, sending two families into the local courts. Hammon reportedly took the case as a favor to Rosen, and to hide the settlement the county made with the employee in 2018, just before a 2019 law would require the case to be fully disclosed.
Divorce lawyers Sharon Roper and Valerie Tarvin reportedly cleaned up the other divorce arising from the DA office scandal, where the husband, an employee for Uber, was suspected of abusing his immigrant wife after he learned of her infidelity. The divorce was quickly settled up and the settlement with the county kept secret.
Santa Clara County employee Terry Harman has been covering up sexual abuse and harassment in the DA's office for years. Harman reportedly threatened employees who tried to speak up and ignored complaints from the public brought directly to the DA, or through the county's Whistleblower program. Harman also reportedly helped cover up sexual abuse claims against Dominic Caserta who ran against Ellenberg andwas reportedly " outed" as a strategy designed to assure Ellenberg's win.
Hammon, whose sons work for criminal law firms and hold leadership positions in the State Bar, is being investigated for RICO and Antitrust activity along with other lawyers from the county. Hammon, who opposed Bradford Baugh and James Mc Manis for show, has also been linked to Rebekah Frye and the Los Gatos police, where domestic violence is falsely charged, or carefully covered up, for the right price.
Frye has also been linked to drug deals involving local youth, some of whom Frye knew faced financial problems because of their parent's divorce.
Walter Hammon is being investigated for collecting campaign donations for Susan Ellenberg in a manner that violates the Political Reform Act and that included his Trust Account, Hammon reportedly collected and donated cash that was not reported on Ellenberg's campaign forms.
Parents in the county worried that Ellenberg's close relationship with Hammon would prevent her from helping families struggling with the county's family courts and complicit District Attorney, out of the gate Ellenberg may have demonstrated parents should have been worried.
Photo: Left is what Mark Zuckerberg looked like when James Towery of Hoge Fenton, and Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar heavily litigated the Facebook case and stole that business from Boston and from the Winkelvoss twins.
The Lawyers Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Hired ….
Looks like Facebook and privacy issues can be blamed on the crooked lawyers who acted on behalf of Mark Zuckerberg and U Conn, mainly James Towery, who had moved on to California's State Bar, and locked up the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office which allowed Facebook to violate privacy and incite conflict in divorce cases.
A startling number of court orders show judges ordering one parent to not post on Facebook, or share photos of their own children when they are involved in a custody case. More alarming are the number of subpoenas and search warrants that have been served on Facebook, a court process intended to criminal parents for using social media other parents use freely.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen has a history of seizing online information to reserve engineer crimes that benefit his political career. This happened as Rosen's office prosecuted the Saratoga High students during the investigation of Audrie Pott's death.
Leaked records show that Rosen used the Facebook pages of former 49er Ray McDonald to stalk victims of 49er football players in an effort to " clean up " claims of sexual assault and domestic violence that would tarnish the reputation of the 49er;s who moved to Santa Clara in 2015.
Lisa, Shelia and Larry Pott have also used an abuse of process to stalk Michael Larazin's social media accounts, falsely claiming that Michael acted under various fake names on Facebook.
Court orders show that family courts have been prosecuting parents for Facebook posts in a manner that is more than alarming. Those parents are now using Facebook, and other social media to investigate lawyers who incite such ridiculous conflicts in divorce and custody cases.
Attorney Victoria Henley: Cockblocker for Judge Complaints
For decades parents in family court complained about judges violating the law, separating families and acting in a manner that should have removed them from the bench. That time was a heyday for judge crimes and judicial misconduct.
Parents had no idea where to complain , or who could help.
Since 2010 the ubiquitous use of the internet has helped these parents to organize. To find others. They have started websites, and blogs. They have flooded social media groups, online chats and Instgram. They have even used anonymous names on popular video games to communicate with children judges kept them from.
Now the children are growing up. They are speaking out, they are searching for parents they lost through legal abuse and where judges abused their power.
California's State Auditor is now monitoring complaints and Victoria Henley the WoMAN who blocked these complaints and protected bad judges will be called to a special place in hell. and jail, for what she has done to families and children.
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Parents ignored Judge Lucas' FAKE Order as they blasted the San Jose Family Court with Megaphones , Picket Signs and Christmas decorations in an effort to bring media attention to how California Courts are harming families.
When the parents left, on the last day of Hanukkah, they left a decorated Christmas Tree filled with ornaments in memory of children who were killed, committed suicide or taken from their parents because of family court judges and corrupt divorce lawyers.
These parents have been protesting the courts for months. Often led by Scott Largent and Michelle Chan with mighty megaphones, the parents are not backing down on getting their voices heard and media attention to the courts.
Scott Largent was arrested last May for using a toy megaphone in the exact location of Monday's protest, but Santa Clara County Sheriffs have reportedly backed off as Sherriff Laurie Smith refuses to enforce what many believe is an unconstitutional order issued by Judge Lucas to silence protesters during the Persky recall.
Judge Persky was recalled in June 2018 and is now trying to get donations to pay legal fees that are a fraction of what many parents paid to get divorced in his court.
Meanwhile, lawyers inside and out of the courthouse have become aware of criminal investigations that could get many divorce lawyers disbarred and judges removed from the bench after a link to Judge James Towery and DA Jeff Rosen reveals pressure on the San Jose Mercury to not cover family court issues date back to Rosen's 2010 election.
Michael Lazarin was present at the protest, as he continues to fight to raise awareness related to issues involving domestic violence, which impacted his biological daughter, Audrie Pott, who committed suicide in 2012.
Lazarin has been legally abused by Lisa and Larry Pott. the greedy evil step parents of Audrie, who made a fortune off the young girl's death. Many in the upscale Los Gatos community believe Lisa and Larry used Audrie's death for greed and profit.
Sheila Pott , Audrie's mother, is reportedly being investigated for tax fraud and criminal charges related to claims she assisted in an unreported campaign donation to Jeff Rosen through here real estate lending career. The Potts reportedly used private lawyer Robert Allard to arrange illegal payments to Rosen that were not properly reported during Rosen's 2014 campaign for re-election as Santa Clara County District Attorney.
Also present at the protest were family members of Alycia Mesiti, the young girl whose mother and aunts could not afford to protect her in family court, where Judge Persky and Judge Chiarello refused to follow the law and gave custody of Mesiti. and her brother. to their father, despite his criminal history of abuse and refusal to pay the most basic child support.
Several protestors had been victimized by divorce attorneys Heather Allan, Hector Moreno, BJ Faden, Jessica Huey, Valerie Houghton, Walter Hammon, Leah Amini, Elise Mitchell, Sharon Roper and Bradford Baugh, lawyers who are currently being investigated RICO activity where they obtain court orders to send kids to supervised visitation centers or reunification camps where many local judges and lawyers have a financial interest.
The protest included both mothers and fathers who are united in exposing family court corruption where greedy divorce lawyers are appointed to represent children, and fail. And where corrupt judges use Kids for Cash to the lawyer with the most cash and favors.
California's Judicial Council has tried to silence these protestors for decades. Rumor has it they are frustrated the parents in Santa Clara County, the county that just recalled Judge Arron Persky, simply will not go away.
Journalists and Victims Threatened by 49ers to Stay Silent on Domestic Violence.
Silicon Valley artists target Santa Clara County divorce lawyers: Nicole Ford, Elise Mitchell, Hector Moreno, Leah Amini, Walter Hammon Valerie Houghton, and Bradford Baugh for failing to protect victims of domestic violence and falsely prosecuting innocent parents in divorce cases to earn more money. Complaints allege these lawyers have also been threatening the press to keep the 49er brand, and themselves, from becoming "tainted" in the local legal community.
Domestic Violence in Silicon Valley is at an all time high. Not because parents are more violent, but because divorce lawyers have colluded to grab more money in a divorce case cases using DV as a litigation tactic and local district attorneys have let them.
Divorce Attorneys Nicole Ford and Elise Mitchell were recently overheard talking about " arm reduction surgeons" and laughing about the fees they took in the Domestic Violence case involving former 49er Ray McDonald. A case that is getting a new look after the 49ers fired Ruben Foster following a Florida arrest for domestic violence.
District Attorney Covered Up Domestic Violence to Protect 49er Image
Recently released Santa Clara police body cams show that 49er Ruben Foster got favorable treatment after the Santa Clara County DA refused to prosecute Foster for interfering with the police during a recent DV call. Jeff Rosen when soft on similar claims that were pending against former 49er Ray McDonald, claims Rosen dragged out for three years and then let slip off into the golden plea deal Rosen is famous for offering high profile abusers.
Josh Bentley, the lawyer for 49ers, has reportedly been giving Jeff Rosen kickbacks to keep 49er DV issues out of Rosen's office, and out of the media , including by " fixing" stories that appear in the San Jose Mercury.
Elise Mitchell, Ray McDonald's family law attorney, is a divorce lawyer (who sits on fee arbitration panels for the Santa Clara County Bar Association) was reportedly using secret deals in fee arbitrations to kickback favors to area lawyers. Mitchell is also charged with giving information and kickbacks to keep former 49er Ray McDonald, out of jail. after he beat the mother of his child in 2014 and in 2015.
Elise Mitchell reportedly crafted the legal culture of slut shaming victims by threatening the media to not cover Kendra's story in 2016, after it hit on ABC, NBC, TMZ, and CBS as McDonald was getting favorable treatment before Judge James Towery, a close friend of Elise Mitchell. Kendra Scott is one more high profile victim failed by Jeff Rosen, as Rosen took over the county's Victim Services and panders to his political allies in lieu of serving victims.
DA Jeff Rosen, and his former assistant, Kayrn Sininu- Towery have a long history of letting 49ers out of serious charges of physical violence against others, especially intimate partner violence. That history led to Sinunu -Towery resigning in July 2013 before she was disbarred. It is no surprise her husband, James Towery, gave favorable treatment to these players in divorce and custody cases.
Even now Jeff Rosen is reluctant to arrest a 49er who was already arrested in another state, as the San Jose Mercury reports.
Another link to Rosen, is criminal lawyer Dan Jensen, a lawyer who gets regular referrals from the DA's office and is reportedly is on the referral list for Silicon Valley's high tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.
ACTIVELY KILLING MEDIA COVERAGE
Independent news agencies and reporters have been reporting that 49ers, private divorce lawyers and DA have been using the media to cover up the potential harm NFL players impose in a local community. ( See Tweet of Tim Kawakami back when he tried to cover McDonald back in 2014) .
Retired 49er players report that the 49er management took an active role in threatening the victim of 49er Ray McDonald, and regularly trains their players to get consent on their phones so that lawyer Josh Bentley, or Dan Jensen, can get them out of charges of domestic violence or sexual assault.
JEFF ROSEN FAILS VICTIMS PROSECUTES PARENTS
Court papers charge that Jeff Rosen, and the Santa Clara County Independent Defense Office (IDO), have been working to secret domestic violence and false claims of domestic violence back to 2010, when Rosen was running for office. More recently antitrust documents charge that Jeff Rosen has been using domestic violence victims to build his career and cover up real harm.
Violence that Makes Divorce Lawyers Rich
Divorce Attorneys Sharon Roper and Bradford Baugh have been reportedly colluding to use domestic violence to earn more attorney fees, claiming they can earn over $100,000 in a single divorce case simply by adding in a false DV claim.
DDA Allison Filo (who was charged with trying to send an innocent man to jail for rape), knew of this collusion back to 2013, but was told to cover it up as the Santa Clara County DA's office as the office was under pressure in a high profile DV case, and as the Audrie Pott suicide was being used to make money for some of Jeff Rosen's divorce lawyer friends.
Sharon Roper, a highly controversial court appointed lawyer for children, was recently hired by the Santa Clara County Courts and is charged in court documents as using false claims of domestic violence to profit herself.
These same court files charge that lawyers are acting in criminal conspiracies using domestic violence as a profit opportunity. Recordings and emails that document this conduct have been being presented to the State Bar for over 20 years, and the Bar has done little discipline divorce lawyers who are getting rich by claiming DV in divorce cases.
While many people seek to use the legal system and fairly execute their divorce, a small number of people appear to be hiring divorce lawyers to draw out litigation and weave a false domestic violence claim, or pressure real victims to remain silent. Sadly, good parents who may have had atypical emotional responses during a separation, are facing life time sentences that can impact their ability to work and pay support, none of which is good for children.
Can Your Divorce Lawyer Go To Jail?
Most district attorneys refuse to prosecute perjury and criminal conspiracies in divorce cases, which has given divorce lawyers an invitation to violate the law and steal more than just outrageous fees.
An indictment of controversial divorce lawyer, Valerie Houghton, is one of the few criminal indictments charging a lawyer with felony white collar crimes, which include enhancement for stealing from a senior. Houghton was charged in 2016 and has still not gone to trial. Rumors abound that Jeff Rosen has directed the charges against Valerie Houghton to be dropped as a favor to James Towery, a sitting family court judge and close personal friend. Towery reportedly worked on Jeff Rosen's political campaigns , including when Towery was Chief Trial Council at the California State Bar.
The Houghton indictment is a cancer on the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. It shows how Jeff Rosen has consistently failed to prosecute lawyers and 49ers as a form of protection and collusion with private divorce lawyers. An illegal protection that fails victims over and over again.
Yep that is the sound of injustice as Judge Pegg openly flits with Jim Hoover while tossing him more money in fee awards, or as Rebekah Frye sucks up to LaDoris Cordell, while having affairs with clients and telling them " can't go to the cops because WE own the Los Gatos PD",
Judge Hayashi is from Los Gatos and was secretly recorded at the home of a high tech exec on Daves Avenue, agreeing to kickback rulings in domestic violence cases that are favorable to the powerful in Silicon Valley.
Santa Clara County has been rigging divorce and domestic violence cases for over 20 years, and the District Attorney is in on it.
Victims have been ignored when they can't hire the " right" lawyer, while abusers who hire lawyers like Hector Moreno, Marilyn Moreno , Bradford Baugh, Frye and Lynne Yates Cater can get away with anything in Santa Clara Family Courts.
Parents who have been arrested and jailed for not paying child support, for not turning their child over at a certain time in a created custody war are often shocked to find that what should be a simple divorce can turn into a financially crippling court proceeding that can drag out for 10 years, and that can land them in jail.
Judges who regularly violate due process rights to take money from children do so with the blessing of Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, whose wife is a judge in the family local court. These judges socialize at a local fraternity called the Inns of Court with lawyers like Hector Moreno, whose son is employed in the DA;s office.
FAMILY COURT CORRUPTION:
ALWAYS INVOLVES THE LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY & CORRUPT COPS
Orange County voters finally recalled their corrupt DA. His replacement, Tony Spitzer, is the sponsor of Megan's Law , and he is reportedly focusing initial efforts on CPS as well as the lawyers and judges who have been harming children in the local family courts.
In Santa Clara County the corruption runs so deep it can be seen through the misconduct of Allison Filo, a prosecutor who failed in a DV prosecution where she colluded with divorce attorney Bradford Baugh to prosecute for political reasons. Or John Chase, the Public Integrity DDA who regularly gives lawyers and judges a free pass.
Moreno and Rosen are two government lawyers who have been letting lawyers and judges off the hook for criminal activity. while working to silence parents who are flagged as " troublemakers".
When complaints to the Commission on Judicial Performance , or the State Bar are filed, the Santa Clara County DA begins pressing criminal charges to wear out the complaining party.
Protesters who appeared at the front of the family courthouse last June, were targeted by judges and the court's lawyer, Lisa Herrick, as the recall campaign of Judge Persky ramped up during the primary elections.
Rosen, whose own campaign saw $1 million dollar donation disappear is known to be throwing out complaints against local judges and lawyers to help his own political aspirations. A mole from the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department has reported that Rosen tried to intervene with the election of Sherriff Laurie Smith, who has called out bad judges and bailiffs acting in family law cases, which Rosen has refused to investigated.
Parents are being encouraged to take photos and recordings of judges and lawyers misbehaving on Facebook, in public and at local bars. Judges may not be worried about getting in trouble from state watchdogs, or the local DA, but they have been very bothered about information appearing on social media sites like this one.
Keep sending photos and recordings to : CalJohnQPublic@Gmail.com
Mitchell Ehrlich Openly Mocks Women, Gays and Victims of Domestic Violence on Social Media Then Tries to Destroy Evidence When Caught on Social Media
Update: One day after this post, Ehrlich removed the video from YouTube, destroying evidence of his crime. Five victims had captured the video before it was destroyed, one version is reposted here.
Silicon Valley divorce lawyers have become so confident that they will be ignored by the State Bar that they are now taking to social media in demonstrations that violate every aspect of lawyer ethics and duties. Shame on Ehrlich. This video only had 203 views when Q posted it, demonstrating the Mitchell Ehrlich isn't even very good at illegal advertising. There are other pornographic videos Ehrlich has produced as well, leading to demands that he be immediately disbarred.
Two years ago a group of photographers captured divorce lawyers associated with the Santa Clara County Bar Association mocking people emotionally embroiled in Silicon Valley divorce cases. Lawyers and judges openly sang about all the money they steal as they separate and destroy families across the county.
The culture these lawyers have created, has allowed them to emotionally abuse, sexually harass and outright steal from clients in one of the most corrupt family courts in the state.
Judge James Towery, former Chief Trial Counsel, of the State Bar, is responsible for much of this culture. Known for having three divorces himself, Towery was caught at a law firm cheating on his wife, when her father owned that firm. That divorce was silently and quickly settled. Towery has been retaliating against women ever since.
Female lawyers are consistently awarded less in legal fees before Towery, and if they refuse his sexual advances, they earn even less.
Judge Stuart Scott, a close friend of Towery's, was seen taking cash payments from Deputy Jack Solario, payments concealed as court reporter fees, but designed for special protection, and sexual favor payouts.
Fed up with these harassing Judges, a group of court staffers have secretly recorded James Towery calling women lawyers, and litigants " sluts" , " gold-diggers " and other disparaging names. These recordings are being secretly slipped to trusted family court reform advocates.
Towery's gender bias is so flagrant that women litigants and lawyers report dressing provocatively to get favorable rulings, and attorney fees awards, in his court.
Towery has also been caught taking bribes of 49er tickets, loan refinancing on his homes through money laundering schemes and kickbacks through Hoge Fenton, criminal activity that has been protected by the district attorney, who used Towery in his reelection campaigns.
Attorney Mitchell Ehrlich, of Lonich & Patton, has been receiving "protection" from Towery and the State Bar, after Ehrlich was known to draft private settlement agreements that concealed Towery's , and other judicial officer's misdeeds.
Ehrlich has been seen in local bars owned by lawyer John Conway, where lawyers reportedly arrange " dates " for James Towery, Stuart Scott, Mark Pierce, and other male lawyers, with women Ehrlich knows are being used in sex trafficking rings.
Q has learned that a group of female clerks, paralegals and lawyers are joining forces to bring a sexual harassment law suit that may snare hundreds of law firms, and lawyers, in litigation that could not only get these lawyers disbarred, but stands to permanently damage their careers.
Divorce Lawyers Caught in Case Rigging and Election Fraud Schemes
A so- called public meeting where Judge Lucas was scheduled to speak was canceled last month and has yet to be rescheduled as judges and local lawyers dig in to try to influence local elections and stop the embarrassment they faced following the recall of Judge Aaron Persky last June.
As the Santa Clara County Courts prepare to announce new judicial assignments in family court, members of the local Bar association are abuzz with the usual gossip and brown- nosing that will earn them more in fee awards.
Controversial Judge Pegg is flagged to take over from Judge Emede when it comes to presiding over the county's family court. Judge Emede began withdrawing from county political committees as members of the pubic began to protest the court and blast judges during public comments.
Judge James Towery is not scheduled to be rotated out of family court, despite an active investigation into judicial misconduct underway with the Commission on Judicial Performance. Towery is also named in connection with an Antirust complaint with the California Supreme Court, where documentary evidence suggests Towery has been using the bench to help lawyers launder money through their trust accounts.
Divorce attorneys Lynne Yates Carter, and Bradford Baugh have reportedly been working backroom deals with Silicon Valley tech executives to scrub the internet in order to help improve Towery's image, and income from the law firm Hoge Fenton.
Towery is also being sued by a father who claims Towery helped felony indicted attorney Valerie Houghton with an underground scheme designed to steal money from parents involved in custody cases.
Judge Mary Ann Grilli is reportedly continuing to haunt the hallways of the Santa Clara County family courthouse, [osing as a settlement conference officer, whom Judge Cynthia Lie reported has been " ineffective in managing the lawyers".
Judge Weinstein is returning to family court, and is reportedly taking notes from James Towery on how to make money by rigging divorce cases that Weinstein could not do in his prior criminal court assignment.
Judge Patricia Lucas is reportedly cracking after her two years as the county's presiding judge. She told fellow judicial officers, and local lawyers, that public pressure and the mounting criticism she got following Scott Largent's comments as she sat on the Judicial Council, has ruined her career and ability to continue to allow the rigging of divorce cases that benefited so many local lawyers.
Divorce lawyer Walter Hammon, who was disbarred for stealing client money, and who reportedly has a drug addiction problem, is banking on the election of Susan Ellenberg, a close friend of Hammon's who is running for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and who would likely block efforts to prosecute Hammon if he were caught up in the current antitrust activity that is being reported to the California Supreme Court.
Ellenberg reportedly had a hand in canceling the public meeting where Walter's son, Patrick Hammon, was slated to speak after rumors indicated protestors planned to heckle the meeting and the judges who appeared.
Judge Hayashi was reportedly ranting in court after she learned she would not get the assignment she requested.
At a recent cancer fundraising drive at the residence of a prominent tech exec on Daves Avenue in Los Gatos, Hayashi was overheard complaining how protestors had tarnished her political image, based on her connection to Judge Drew Takaichi through the Korean community.
Judge Drew Takaichi is being investigated for case rigging in cases involving certain lawyers, including Richard Falcone, whom Takaichi acted with on the Santa Clara University Law Review. Takaichi also has issued rulings in cases that involved public corruption connected to Los Gatos real estate, as a kickback to area lawyers, and Judge Hayashi, a Los Gatos resident.
Lawyers Bradford Baugh and Liz Goodley are also reportedly connected to real estate scams through Red Carpet Realty , where Valerie Houghton had connections as she acted as custody expert under the radar for Bradford Baugh's partners.
Judge Amber Rosen, who has decorated her juvenile court with stuffed animals, has reportedly settled into the new courthouse with a warm welcome from fellow family court judges, as her prior contacts at the Department of Justice, and her marriage to District Attorney Jeff Rosen continues to assure family court judges that they will be free from criminal prosecution.
Litigants outside Rosen's court have begun complaining of further appearance of judicial corruption and many report Rosen appears to be wiling to protect Judge Tondreau, who has destroyed so many local children in his court, using relationships with divorce attorney Rebekah Frye to do so.
Commissioner Irwin Joseph has been heard spying on litigants in private judging cases he obtained through Donelle Morgan's firm. Morgan has been known to tell clients she could get Joseph to do anything she wants. Irwin Joseph has been part of the family court corruption since he reportedly became related by marriage to former Santa Clara County prosecutor Alan Nudelman.
Judge Rudy and Judge Huber are reportedly being shuffled out based on their connection to case culture that is being viewed as intolerable in the #metoo movement.
Judge Franco, who made some fair rulings, has reportedly bucked to pressure from the gang led by Judge James Towery, and is out of family court next year.
Judge Stuart Scott is reportedly lying low under the protection of Jeff Rosen. Judge Scott will remain in family court where he is reportedly continuing to rig divorce cases initially heard by Judge Mary Ann Grilli.
Cindy Hendrickson, who was elevated to the bench after Judge Persky was recalled, is reportedly stuck in family court, as a punishment for not supporting the NO RECALL efforts of her fellow judges. Many claim she will be hard-pressed to shed her prosecutor culture as she presides over family court issues.
The court's top management will boast Judge Ryan, a judge who told Patricia Lucas she didn't even know how to use the court's computer system just last year. Ryan will be supported by Judge Zayner, a judge who has been known to be assigned to cases involving local protestors, and those critical of the courts.
Earlier this week, Zayner failed to comply with the Code of Judicial Ethics, after county Counsel Michael Rossi failed to make an appearance in a case where a self-represented father appeared in a civil matter . In that matter taxpayers have paid for Supervisor Cindy Chavez, and Supervisor Dave Cortese, to obtain restraining orders against a father, to prevent him from speaking out about how his family was destroyed by the rulings of Judge Aaron Persky and the misdeeds of DA Jeff Rosen.
Sadly, Judge Zayner appears to already be onboard with letting lawyers break the law, while parents seeking a simple divorce are punished for violating the smallest rule.
The corruption in Santa Clara County divorce courts is being exposed as divorce lawyers with lose lips, secret relationships with judges, and a history secreted from the public gradually begins to become known.
Thank you Valerie Houghton, Donelle Morgan, Elise Mitchell, Nicole Ford, Heather Smith, Walter Hammon, Bradford Baugh, Sharon Roper, BJ Fadem, Nat Hales, Lynne Yates- Carter, James McManis and Heather Allan, for helping to contribute information used in this post.
For decades the leadership in California's court system has labeled people critical of the courts as " disgruntled", or unhappy with their legal outcomes. Turns out those disgruntled parents were right, the system was corrupt.
After years of focusing on the He Said. She Said aspect of divorce cases, public attention is now turning to what individual judges, CPS workers and private divorce lawyers are doing to families in the name of the law.
Supervised Visitation Scam & Scandal
Most disturbing is a finding that several judges appear to be investing in Supervised Visitation Centers, and Reunification Camps, and then funding those business with referrals from court orders by judges and lawyers who have a financial interest in those businesses.
Whistleblowers employed with private divorce lawyers have been leaking information for months. This information includes attorney letters, secret recordings, and fraudulent billings that reveal trust account violations and investments in these centers.
In a divorce case it is becoming more common that parents, with no criminal history, are bring ordered to see their children only under supervision. This supervision can cost $50-150 per hour, making it cost prohibitive for most parents and putting a price tag on a fundamental right.
Parents are not Backing Down
From protesting in Silicon Valley in the 1990s to recalling judges in multiple counties, these parents are mad and using social media, recalls and complaints to the CJP that is now being audited by the State Auditor based on parent reform groups.
Reform groups that used to be divided , are now joining forces . Protective Moms, father's Rights and concerned grandparents are turning their attention to state bar and judge complaints. Newsletters and social media continues to provide for the main source of communication, as mainstream media remains reluctant to take on the courts.
For 30 years family courts have operated more like playgrounds, where the popular kids prevail and the bullies get their way. But with domestic violence claims soaring, and an unprecedented number of parents being put on supervised visitation, the injustice in the state's family courts may have reached a tipping point.
In Contra Costa County taxpayers are about to foot the bill for the next round of judge recalls. The recall effort has already established an underground social media news network to stay informed and connected. Judges Fannin,
After successfully recalling Judge Persky in June of this year. Santa Clara County divorce lawyers are the subject of a new antitrust complaint. That complaint reveals how Jeff Rosen, the District Attorney, has prosecuted mothers for taking $1 from a frozen bank account, as Rosen drove the get away car for favored divorce lawyers who stole millions of dollars from families through fraudulent transactions connected with attorney trust accounts.
In Solano County the DA continues to prosecute perjury in family court cases and in San Diego County, court reformers continue to rallying to remove judges for public corruption.
Dr. Ford v. Judge Kavanaugh
The recent hearings in Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings brought the media to understand that it is not if women are believed, or if Judge's should have immunity from their personal conduct, it is more about what are we going to do about it when these same issues reach our family court judges.
Political upheaval that reached the Supreme Court in recent months, just may be the best thing going for court reform advocates.
Judge Lawsuits Continue to Cost Taxpayers Millions
Santa Clara County continues to lead the way in lawsuits filed against judges and divorce lawyers. Judge Patricia Lucas, and Judge James Towery rank top in costs to taxpayers. Many of these taxpayers have tired of paying the costs for bad judges.
While many of these lawsuits will eventually be tossed out of court, the impact on social media and in the public domain will likely haunt judges long after they leave public life.
James Towery is also the subject of a criminal complaint, along with private divorce lawyers Lynne Yates Carter, Margret Patrick, James Mc Manis, Donelle Morgan, Hector Moreno, Bradford Baugh, Valerie Houghton and Leah Amini. Towery and his cronies could face indictment by a federal grand jury for violating the civil rights of litigants, and for acting with a corrupt motive to misuse his power as a judge for personal gain and profit. James Towery's wife, Kayrn Sinunu Towery, is also reportedly being eyed for her alleged criminal activity. Ironic given her connections to Santa Clara University's Innocence Project.
Divorce is Hard Enough on Children Why Are Judges Now Threatening Kids with Justice League Happy Meal Toys?
Judge Lucas Poised to Arrest Children with Happy Meal Toys Going to Family Court
Victims who have endured years of intimate partner violence, emotional abuse and financial harm got a little justice last week after the Department of Justice got an Executive Director of a Fairfield Non-Profit to plead guilty to stealing money from victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and dating violence.
Solano County residents and victims have fought hard for public integrity in their courts and local law enforcement community. Judges have been recalled and pressured to resign and the district attorney has started a perjury unit that investigates false claims of domestic violence.
Sadly, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties have more money and are tougher nuts to crack , but there are breaks in the dam.
In Contra Costa Judge Jill Fannin, who is on the recall and impeachment hit list, reportedly has been using court staff and members of the grand jury to investigate protestors and those circulating petitions to remove her from the bench. Such conduct is not only improper governmental activity, it is criminal, and could be charged as a misdemeanor, Parents are now calling on the Contra Costs County DA to investigate.
Federal Government to Investigate Silicon Valley Courts and County Lawyers
A deep investigation has found that Lucas has teamed up in pods of government lawyers, including James Gibbons- Shapiro, Jeff Rosen, Steve Mitra, Danielle Goldstein and Cheryl Stevens, to rig elections for local sheriff and for divorce cases in family law cases that generate millions for the courts. One Whistleblower noted that Judge Lucas recently assured that Hirokawa's writ was before Judge Zayner, making sure Hirokawa's name would not be left off the 2018 ballot.
The FBI and DOJ are now reportedly looking at $100,000,000 of state and federal money that failed to reach victims since 2010. Irregular accounting audits, and judges siting on local political committees for domestic violence and human trafficking, show a concerning link to how state and federal money has been misused, misdirected or outright stolen through non- profits including LIFT 3, that was named in the Solano County indictment, as well as Silicon Valley Faces, and the Victim- Witness Services program housed in the Santa Clara County DA's office since 2015.
Recently it was learned that Judge Patricia Lucas' issued orders that had Scott Largent arrested on May 1, 2018, Largent has been a vocal critic of how family courts are issuing domestic violence restraining orders, and orders that place parents on supervised visitation, where they must pay $50-150 per hour to see their own children.
Lucas' order could see thousands of children arrested for using toy megaphones found in the newest Happy Meal Toys and offered for sale to parents at McDonald's,
Ironically, as Judge Lucas continues to issue orders aimed to punish parents who protest family courts, or victim who protest light sentencing in sexual assault and DV cases, Fox News has published an Ohio State opinion that describes an in-depth audit that shows just how toxic judges in family courts have become. The report notes family courts are putting children in serious danger.
Scott Largent, one of the most recognizable family court advocates, and backpack journalists, is calling on lawyers from DC Comics, and McDonalds to help children who are being victimized in California's family courts.
Facebook Groups Take Out Judges More Than CJP
In just two years, a group of fake Facebook names became California's family court's worst nightmare.
After Joe Sweeney was jailed in August of 2016, for posting online about his divorce, social media went nuts and the CJP audit passed and the State Auditor took on California's Judicial Watchdog to see why they are not doing their job.
Joe's Jailer, Judge Bruce Mills, took the Chicken Shit way off the bench and retired just moments before state tax payers ripped his pension,
Now, Judges who once sought to silence and mock the self represented and "disgruntled litigants groups, suddenly saw the possibility of recall, removal and replacement!
Solano moms swiftly removed two judges.
Then the groups march straight down Main Street in Walnut Creek and Martinez, only to turn their summer months to remove Contra Costa's Judge Fannin, Judge Haight and Judge Hardie, Parents are determined to gather signatures and see these judges go just as Santa Clara County's Judge Persky was recalled on June 5, 2018,
Add in that Judge Fannin, who has ruined more moms and self- represented moms and dads than other Contra Costa judges, is also being sued for not following the law.
Enter Writer- Mom and Megaphone Wonder Michelle Chan
Now what all judges fear most is the little mom with a megaphone, and her CPS groups that are regularly stocked by judges on Facebook.
That megaphone mom, Michelle Chan, is marching south, having started in San Francisco , swept through Contra Costa and has taken direct aim at Santa Clara County's Judge James Towery, Judge Stuart Scott, Judge Drew Takaichi , Judge Vincent Chiarello and Judge Patricia Lucas, all who will be on the recall ballot by early 2019.
With Bruce Mills retired, Judge Persky recalled, and six California Judges in two counties on recall lists, seems Joe Sweeney's report on the failures of the CJP, the little groups on Facebook, and the little mom with a megaphone, have a better track record of taking care of dirty, incompetent and corrupt judges than the CJP.
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