Judicial commissions in virtually every state are overlooking vast numbers of misconduct complaints. Recent reports in New York and California show that well over 90% never reach the investigation stage, thereby encouraging corruption through impotence and effective ratification. It’s all window dressing and outright unconscionable especially when children are exploited for profit. These are our courts and we’re entitled to accountability.
When six years of complaints against multiple judges were ignored, civil rights advocate, Dr. Leon Koziol, declared enough was enough. No matter how much money this millionaire, Joseph Flihan, was flashing in front of gold-digger Kelly Hawse-Koziol, Leon’s daughters were not for sale. These judges had a duty to preserve genuine parent-child relationships after taking needless jurisdiction over them. A reckoning was now in order.
Family Judge Daniel “A-Okay” King of Lowville, New York was the final straw. A scheming ex-spouse swore under oath that she transmitted notice of residential relocation of Leon’s children to the millionaire’s home after concealing it on the family court record for eight months (discovered by the real dad on Fathers’ Day 2015). If you or I had done this, it would have yielded amber alerts and a contempt sentence. But Judge Dan King excused it and the New York Judicial Conduct Commission said it was “A-Okay.”
Well it’s not “A-Okay.” It’s parental alienation and father replacement of a psychotic dimension, immoral as Pinocchio’s nose is long. And it requires justice and a remedy even if the victims have to take matters into their own hands. These public servants are not above the law. Leon’s custody judge was removed from his case despite opposing lawyers’ claims of a reputation above reproach. One year later he was removed from the bench for admitting to sexual misconduct upon his five year old, handicapped niece. So a formal request was issued this week to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to investigate.
Since social media is doing little to leave the comfort of their keyboards to protest this growing epidemic, Dr. Koziol is reaching out to other impacted constituencies and prominent activists on all sides of the political spectrum to help the cause behind an anti-corruption rally at Lincoln Memorial on September 17, 2016 (and another one yet to be set in Utica, New York). A copy of Dr. Koziol’s formal request is reprinted below:
To: Honorable Preet Bharara
Re: Moreland Commission Testimony and Systemic Retaliation
Like you, on Constitution Day, September 17, 2013, I testified before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. However my focus was on New York’s divorce and family courts. When I arrived in lower Manhattan at Pace University, I relied upon my First Amendment rights to expose judicial misconduct. But the retaliation, including that of the Judicial Conduct Commission, was relentless. Within four months my daughters were taken from me and within days of the premature dissolution of the Moreland Commission in March, 2014, a report was issued denying law license reinstatement after an orchestrated six month suspension. It was due, in part, to my testimony in your jurisdiction (appended to that report).
Accordingly I am asking your office to investigate violations that have long surpassed the civil stage, including RICO authority over relevant public servants in the state’s third branch of government. My testimony included fabricated college degrees used by a family judge to elevate child support in retribution for my valid complaints to that Judicial Commission also headquartered in your jurisdiction. That judge stepped down last month after a mandamus order was procured in New York Supreme Court resulting in removal of a six month gag order on my website.
The ethics lawyers engaged in the related witch hunt against me were terminated for falsifying time sheets without any public charges, ethical or criminal, ever brought against them. The corruption here is systemic, and the list goes on. It has no other logic than an orchestrated attack upon my public criticisms under the political influence of Fifth District Administrative Judge James Tormey, see i.e. Morin v Tormey, 626 F.3d 40 (2nd Cir. 2010)($600,000 recovery for chief family clerk for “political espionage” unlawfully directed against political adversary).
My ex-secretary was influenced by outsiders to tamper with mail, orchestrate ethics issues after 23 unblemished years as a civil rights attorney, and never prosecuted for stealing six figures despite a comprehensive report in 2012 replete with records and witness affidavits. She was recently convicted of forgeries after operating an illegal law practice upon later victims as predicted in my report. My saga reads like a John Grisham novel but it is real and horrific from a human rights standpoint.
I copied you on a June 23, 2016 letter to the heads of New York’s Judicial Conduct Commission and those public officials who, like the Moreland Commission, created it. A copy is attached. On June 17, 2016, I sponsored a news conference on the steps of the United States Supreme Court regarding a petition for writ docketed that day entitled Leon Koziol v United States District Court of NDNY, No. 15-1519. I was joined by a Florida doctor, California dentist and Virginia engineer also victimized by our nation’s family courts under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, 42 USC 651 et. seq. Three days later a letter issued from the Commission exonerating my corrupt family judge against all logic other that judicial self-protection.
This is an extraordinary case because a judicial whistle blower is being subjected to a form of “judicial water boarding.” It requires resources which have been taken from me to achieve justice and correction. After my support and family judges were removed this month, their replacements mandated strict compliance and personal appearances in remote court rooms. This contrasts sharply with past practices to evidence clear targeting akin to the facts of Morin, supra. I have been helping many parent victims in Manhattan over the years including others who testified at Pace University. I would be happy to discuss the matter and share my evidence with any investigator or member of your staff.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Very truly yours,
Leon R. Koziol, J.D.
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Dr. Koziol with former New York Governor David Patterson
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