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.
Intero Realtor Patty Filice: Indicted for Honest Service Fraud?
Mike Wasserman Indicted for Public Corruption?
Is Patty Filice (Intero Realty) named in the Felony Indictment with: