By Dr. Leon R. Koziol
Parenting Rights Institute
CRUCIAL NOTE: This post is a long one but highly valuable to moms and dads seeking justice in our federal and state courts regarding divorce and family matters.
Long time followers of our website, Leon Koziol.com, have witnessed many vindications I have achieved over the years exposing corruption in order to achieve meaningful reforms for parents and children victimized in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Take the time to check out our site, a treasure trove of free information that could change your life, save your own, and protect your children. It features a long list of corrupt judges.
For example, my custody judge was removed from the bench for admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece (Bryan Hedges), my ex-secretary was influenced to create ethics issues in my law office and is now a convicted felon after doing prison time last year (Veronica Donahue), and the ethics lawyers engaged in the witch hunt against me were allowed to resign by their appeals court employers for falsifying times sheets without any criminal or public ethics charges (Peter Torncello, Steven Zayas).
Now I am vindicated again in a recent book release by former New York Senate Leader Joseph Bruno entitled Keep Swinging. Joe was prosecuted on a federal criminal charge that was later declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. In his book, he chronicled 30 years of corruption, mismanaged budgets and spend-free practices of our elected leaders which earned New York the dubious distinction of having the most dysfunctional legislature in America. California was not far behind in the relevant independent study.
Go figure, the two states with a combined 300,000 lawyers seeking easy money in our family courts overwhelmingly rejected Donald Trump like no other state. And now we have a man in office who presents our greatest hope in decades for “draining the judicial swamp” (you heard it first here). The presiding judge in Senator Bruno’s trial was federal (Northern District of New York) Judge Gary Sharpe. Prior to Joe’s book, we had placed Gary Sharpe on the top ten corrupt judge list in America.
That list is well supported. In 2013, I testified before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption at Pace University, verifying systemic corruption in our family courts. For example, I cited a support magistrate and judge (Daniel King) who rendered false findings that I possessed a PhD and Master degree for child support purposes. Even after proving the fabrications, not a single judge or appeals court, not even our Supreme Court, found cause to correct that. So it remains the “law of the case,” a judicial edict replacing our highest universities in the conferral of degrees. And I never even had to write a thesis!
Within weeks of my public testimony and website criticisms, a series of judicial retributions caused me to lose my parenting rights and license reinstatement. It led to my logical petitions for recourse in our federal courts which are charged with the highest duty of safeguarding our federal Constitution. Unfortunately my civil rights case was assigned to the same Judge Gary Sharpe, and he went to town on me to protect the judge colleagues necessarily named in my lawsuit.
In Senator Bruno’s case, the judge bias was comparable even though I was never even accused of a crime and never found to be unfit as a parent. Joe Bruno was convicted in his first trial at about the same time that a non-violent porn user was convicted by the same Judge Sharpe in United States v Cossey, 632 F.3d 82 (2nd Cir. 2011). I use the word convicted because, as a former federal prosecutor, Gary engaged in all sorts of bombastic, media grabbing antics during Joe’s trial while displaying bias before the jury.
Many of my followers complain that our family courts are flawed because they possess no jury right, but as the Bruno and Cossey cases revealed, a judge can easily sway a jury if he or she has a preferred outcome. Judge Sharpe denied a motion by Joe’s lawyers for Sharpe’s disqualification based on those antics and the employment of the judge’s son in the U.S. Attorney’s Office which was prosecuting him.
Evidently those lawyers missed an opportunity to cite the ruling in Cossey for further disqualification grounds during a six year prosecution which cost taxpayers over $15 million and ended up with a “Not Guilty” verdict in the second trial (following a Supreme Court decision requiring reversal of his first conviction). In Cossey, a federal appeals panel in Manhattan removed Judge Sharpe from a case, an unusual ruling, on grounds that he employed his unscientific discovery of a human gene to impose a six year sentence.
According to Sharpe, the costly psychiatric reports could be disregarded because that profession was “all over the board” with its opinions, and his gene would be a better guide even though the experts would not discover it for “another fifty years.” I’m not making this up, he was that omnipotent, and you can find the case at your finger tips on-line. The appeals court justified its extraordinary ruling with the admonition that Judge Gary Sharpe had harmed the public respect and confidence in our judiciary.
As bad luck would have it, Gary Sharpe was assigned to my civil rights case against Family Judge Daniel King and others who had abused judicial office to censor my public reform efforts. They used my daughters and law license as “weapons of suppression” as I summed it up. Sharpe’s early cavalier treatment of my motions and the family (gene) issues of my own case compelled me to move for similar disqualification of Judge Sharpe (also denied).
When I say that Gary Sharpe went to town on me, I can prove it. For example, a Syracuse news reporter contacted me within hours of a punitive Sharpe decision before I even knew of it. A highly defamatory article resulted and it propagated on the internet. When Bruno’s book was released, all traces of it mysteriously disappeared. Hence a corroboration of Bruno’s complaints regarding Sharpe’s bias was suppressed from the public. This post represents a secondary media response, and we ask you to help make it viral.
As Senator Bruno explains at page 199 of his book, Judge Gary Sharpe was appointed to the federal bench through back room politicking unlike legislators who face much greater public scrutiny in the elections. Once appointed to a life term on the federal bench, there is not much you can do to hold them accountable beyond impeachment by Congress which is all but impossible.
However, impeachment of Gary Sharpe would be proper here because a single appeal or admonition will not guarantee that this judge will disregard his private, Hitler-esque, gene theories. Under the bizarre Sharpe doctrine, decisions could be made by race, gender, creed or sexual orientation. We no longer need juries, prosecutors, defense counsel or even courts for that matter. It is a grave corruption of judicial office on top of so many others.
As Joe explains:
“I don’t believe that all judges are as flawed as I thought Sharpe to be, as arrogant and resentful and eager to take a turn in the limelight, but if they are and a high- profile defendant comes before them, the opportunity to punish these unfortunate souls must be irresistible- payback, I suppose, for being forced to cozy up to power brokers to get their robes.”
Ironically a similar point was made in my own book nearing publication. As a long time public figure who took a conscientious stand against his own profession, I was also a prime target. However, the judicial corruption in my case was much more alarming because the power of our judiciary was being abused. Judges were suppressing valid public criticisms of their conduct outside the courthouse through a corruption of due process inside the courthouse. Here is an excerpt from my first chapter:
Their agenda began with the usual spineless deflection from duty when a serious wrong is brought before our courts, one which threatens big money interests. Divorce lawyers, child psychologists, court evaluators and forensic experts were only some of the beneficiaries I extolled as court predators They were cultivating an epidemic for profit which led to the Goliath I was out to slay.
Delusional perhaps, but there were weapons in my arsenal. I had an unblemished professional record, I had defeated high profile firms to invalidate a billion dollar casino, the New York Times had sent reporters to cover my campaign for Congress, and Morley Safer actually traveled to my law office for an interview featured on 60 Minutes. How could they discredit all that and more? But they did.
As far as I can tell, Joseph Bruno never reached the Supreme Court in either of his two prosecutions ending with an acquittal in 2015. I petitioned it five times. The systemic bias argument and Judge Sharpe’s gene theories reached the Supreme Court on June 17, 2016. I was joined by a doctor, dentist and engineer, all victims of domestic courts around the country, in a news conference on the steps of the courthouse itself in Washington D.C. Even the liberal Trump-bashing Washington Post confirmed that its editors had round-tabled our news release for a story which has yet to happen.
Within weeks of that filing and news conference, my claims of systemic judicial corruption were corroborated in a manner I never expected, by the high court itself ! I was forced to file a motion for disqualification of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to her news releases from chambers attacking Donald Trump. At the time, he was a candidate for president highly promoted on my website at the core of my pending First Amendment case. My publications here were not small time. They were being targeted by litigation adversaries in formal reports and a family judge (Daniel King) had gone so far as to impose a gag order on this website. It was later removed when I challenged it in New York Supreme Court.
Ten days after filing my disqualification motion, my follow-up resulted in a clerical claim that it could not be located despite certified proof and postal tracking confirmation. The following morning I received a call acknowledging its existence (properly filed under Rules 21 and 22), but that it would be treated not as a standard motion (requiring a formal decision on the record) but as a mere “suggestion,” whatever that meant (nowhere in the rules or law that I am aware of). That “suggestion” and motion were never mentioned in the (routine) one-line denial of my petition four weeks before Election Day (roughly only 100 of 10,000 petitions are granted annually for decision). Look it up at Leon Koziol v United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Case No. 15-1519.
As stated, this publication provides valuable precedent for parents seeking justice in these courts, and it should be shared across the internet. As my closest supporters have observed, the timing of events in my ten year ordeal has no earthly explanation. It has saved me so far from the onslaught of retributions which any qualified and conscientious judicial whistleblower can expect.
As fate would have it, while I was preparing this post, a parent victim in Washington e-mailed me a desperate request for assistance in the filing of a petition before the Supreme Court to review a decision from his state’s high court. Only yesterday, I featured a post regarding “Aliana’s Ordeal,” and her quest for Supreme Court review of a Massachusetts high court record-tampering case. One week ago, I received a Divorce Corp Basecamp e-mail from Gary Trieste seeking input on a federal lawsuit he filed against Ulster County Family Court as a self-represented plaintiff.
I will not confer any legal advice, but I can state that after 30 phenomenal years of litigation in federal and state courts, including a $333,000.00 civil rights verdict argued before Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004), I have been there and done it all, from jury trials to rallies in Washington D.C. attended by a mere 20 victims. My attempted class action lawsuit for victimized parents says it all, Parent v New York, 786 F. Supp.2d 516 (NDNY 2011), and it might save you a tremendous amount of money and aggravation.
My public appeal for donations remains pressing as vindicated once again today. We need proper financing for my Parenting Rights Institute to lobby Congress, our new president and monitor proceedings in local cases for true public accountability. Otherwise the abuses will simply grow in number and severity. We are long past the time for taking serious action. Unfortunately the victims would rather pontificate from the comfort of their home keyboards about their individual gripes to no one who cares while exhibiting no concern for fellow victims. Meanwhile, opposition special interests have millions at their disposal.
In contrast to my critics, I have traveled across the country, attended reform conferences, lobbied inside Congress and the United Nations, visited victims at their homes, and even sought international protections for human rights violations in Paris. Only a handful of benefactors made this possible. If you think that keyboard warriors and phone fighters are going to get you justice, your time might be better spent getting another loan or a second job to pay for the lawyers who profit from all our misfortunes, making deals and trade-offs in the back rooms while you’re waiting anxiously and nervously in the courthouse lobbies.
This epidemic is not on any government radar because no one is making any real noise about it. Unless and until a million parent march converges on Washington, everything else is just fodder for our court house rest rooms. The Gary Sharpe trilogy: Bruno, Cossey, and Koziol (and Tatiana Neroni?) represent an opportunity for all court victims to obtain universal justice by organizing behind a petition for his impeachment to our members of Congress followed by a rally when they do their usual dance and disregard routine.
Federal Judge Gary Sharpe closed the courthouse doors to all American family court victims. He has fallen in line with others across the country to keep us in this condition of custodial servitude and “kangaroo court” proceedings, In re Gault, 387 US 1 at pg. 28. So once again, I respectfully ask you to shed the GED court experts, bottom feeders and keyboarders by making a donation, raising funds for a truly qualified watchdog group (Parenting Rights Institute) and joining a petition for the impeachment of Judge Gary Sharpe. Our office number is (315) 380-3420 and you can reach me personally at (315) 796-4000. AND PLEASE ! NO KEYBOARDING OR E-MAILS !