We Nailed It! Family Judge Candidate Ambushed with Write-in Campaign


Let’s Make History: Vote a Write-in

That was the headline for my latest full page color ad in the (Utica, New York) Observer Dispatch, Sunday, November 5, 2017. I have asked voters to by-pass the two candidates for family judge due to their failure to address the real issues during their six month campaign.

But that’s not the nailer. In the same edition, a full page color ad featured Julie Giruzzi-Mosca, family judge candidate, posing under a theme of supporting children. Nevermind the parents or their rights, fit moms and dads forced to fight for custody in order to enrich lawyers like Julie and her opponent. The state now owns our children.

As expected, Julie took a page right out of Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf where he advised that you can get the people to “happily” give up their rights if you simply declare that you are doing something for their children. In Julie’s case, she is claiming that she never turned her back on a child and neither should voters. I’m sure Julie never turned her back on a large fee either while she incited lucrative wars between moms and dads over the course of her 17 year family law practice.

Julie’s full page ad on page A15 had no substance but a listing of unions who are backing her instead. Her opponent, Paul Deep, did not feature any ad and this may have worked to his benefit as he dodged a bullet. Awaiting Julie was my full page color ad with a write-in ballot in the same newspaper on page B10. Here is the text. It is sure to amaze you:

Satan’s Docket (Let’s Make History: Vote a Write-In

Wouldn’t it be sweet if you woke up this morning to find our family judge candidates being more honest about why they are running for office? You would see campaign advertisements such as the following:

“I want to be a family judge because I get a guaranteed $2.5 million plus benefits from our taxpayers over the course of my (first) ten year term (Average $200K plus/yr).” Or:

“I will put as many parents I can in a debtor prison for child support because the federal government will reward me with performance funds to pay for salary increases.” Or

“I love power and stature, everyone will rise when I walk in with my robe, I get to attend judge conferences at public expense, and it will be my stepping stone for higher judgeship.”

Alas that would be a dream. A reality check awaited you instead, the picture which I have been bringing you through these costly ads. It started when one candidate declared she was running because of “all the good things that family court does” and continued when her opponent used his youth to justify more than one term of office.

Shockingly, even as my messages were being published, I was being proven correct when a Syracuse area lawyer made an illicit contribution of $10,000. He then said the candidate could keep it “to spend as she chose.” Now how brazen is that? What does it say for those who cannot afford a lawyer or the money to influence judicial favors? (10/12/17 OD Article)

I also did this public service because my own children became victims of a money lusting system that does more harm than good for mainstream parents, one that a Supreme Justice once described as a “kangaroo court,” see In re Gault, 387 US at pg 28.

When New York’s ex-chief judge, Sol Wachtler, left federal prison, he wrote a book, After the Madness, to explain his kidnapping and extortion plots from chambers upon his mistress. He never mentioned his directives of court staff to harm the license of the lawyer who was exposing him, but he did give such excuses that judges are taught to think as gods.

This shameless mentality seems to be everywhere in politics, i.e. Spitzer and Weiner. Take our District Chief Judge in Syracuse, James Tormey. After his chief family court clerk recovered $600,000 against him in federal court for her refusal to engage in his “political espionage,” he never resigned, Morin v Tormey, 626 F.3d 40.

Tormey’s co-defendant, Bryan Hedges, was my custody judge. Lawyers chastised my motion for his removal on political grounds due to a “reputation beyond reproach.” Soon afterward, the same judge fought to avoid permanent removal from the bench despite admitting to sexual abuse of his handicapped, five year old niece, In re Hedges, 20 NY3d 677.

And just when you thought it was safe to come out, along comes Judge Wade McCree Jr. who was “exposed” by his own mistress for getting her pregnant in chambers while presiding over her child support case. In my book, I lament that while dad was doing time on a support monitor, his judge was doing his ex. With this true story on-line, who needs “Shades of Grey” fiction?

Wade fought his removal, lost his license for only two years, and federal court denied the victim dad recovery because, unlike court employees (whistleblower Morin), litigants face a concoction called judicial immunity. I fought it repeatedly as the retaliation for my own whistleblowing grew. Despite 23 years as an unblemished, successful attorney, I was dismissed every time.

According to the Supreme Court, such immunity extends only to “judicial acts.” Using that standard in my book, I drew some interesting questions. If adultery between a judge and litigant in chambers is now a judicial act, shouldn’t a jury view it? Shouldn’t dad’s lawyer be allowed to file for a “protection” order?

After all, when I exposed such misconduct on my website, Family Judge Dan King issued a protection (gag) order to suppress my First Amendment rights. That order was removed after I challenged it in New York Supreme Court, and Kangaroo King stepped down only after I exposed his drinking habits at a Lowville tavern with his children nearby.

Judge King was the 35th trial judge assigned by James “Bond” Tormey to my originally uncontested divorce. Only months on the bench during our first meeting, he declared that he was “protecting” my children despite ten years as a model parent since birth, no crime accusations, no CPS reports of abuse or neglect, and all offense petitions thrown out.

He acted on reckless petitions of the “custodial parent” Kelly Hawse, a Frankfort high school teacher, despite numerous grammar errors cited by King himself (five “sic” in one paragraph). He did so despite fictional college degrees used to justify $45,500 in tax free support made in one year alone, no accountability for spending and not even a “thank-you” from my daughters.

This is not how we were raised and nothing like a court which does “good things” for our community. It is a forum where good moms and dads are thrown into a coliseum and forced to fight over their offspring to win that almighty “custody” award. And when the damage is done, those who made these laws for their own benefit blame the parents.

In the Tormey case, recovery was based on retaliatory clerk assignments to remote places like Lowville. In my case, after Dan King stepped down in the same location, newly elected judge James Eby required a 180 mile round trip to Oswego for arguments on a decision he had already completed. This is pure harassment, and your taxes paid for the child lawyer.

Clearly a federal investigation is warranted (last week’s ad on-line). Among my many publications which went viral nationwide, the one recommending mental evaluations of family judges got record views. Is it no wonder with what you have read here, when the same judges are ordering such evaluations on the slightest accusations of a scorned adversary?

This Tuesday, respond with a write-in ballot. Call your friends and family to do the same. It would send a crucial message of reform to our third branch. Unlike the old lever machines, this ballot is so easy. You can stay home, but think of all the little boys and girls you may disappoint, the ones hiding their pain or crying over the “custody wars” incited by unscrupulous lawyers.

Thanks to all of you who have commended my sacrifices. These ads have reached victims across the country, and I am hoping to offset the lack of investigative reporting by offering them in Syracuse, Albany and elsewhere to promote shared parenting laws. It won’t get me invites to bar functions, but it will require financial support. I would be happy to address your group followed by a book-signing. You can call Parenting Rights Institute (below) or me at (315) 796-4000 for more information, and evaluations or referrals regarding any judge or lawyer.

A major west coast publisher has now taken an interest in Satan’s Docket along with a New York documentary producer. Get your early copy at http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com, call our office at (315) 380-3420 or send a check for $30 to the author’s name, Leon Koziol, at P.O. Box 8302; Utica, New York 13505. The price includes, shipping, handling and tax. You should receive it at your return address within five to 10 business days depending on location.