Sorry I have not been very active on this site in recent months. It is due largely to my preoccupation with a book project years in the making but developed in ernest since November, 2016.
A publishing contract was signed this past week. The book exposes corruption in America’s divorce industry. Similar to themes introduced by film makers in the movies Gladiator, Sleepers and Devil’s Advocate, this literary work captures over thirty years of political, personal and litigation experience in a 108,000 word manuscript titled, Satan’s Docket.
A release date in late summer, 2017 will be announced before a marketing campaign which I intend to take before every member of Congress. The goal is to elicit a congressional oversight hearing behind the abuse of Title IV-D funding by “court predators” as I call them. A copyright is already on file in Washington, and advance manuscripts are available for a $25 contribution at http://www.leonkoziol.com.
As I have explained to my book clients and in my professional critiques of individual cases, the public will find it hard to relate to personal divorces and family court ordeals. Fewer still will want to re-visit the painful experiences if, in fact, they are familiar with the travesties of justice which are growing at epic levels.
Parental and civil rights advocate, Dr. Leon Koziol, has submitted a report to a Congressional Oversight Committee for an investigation of corruption in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Authority for such an investigation is found under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act (Child Support Standards Act and federal incentive funding).
This yields biased family judges and draconian enforcement practices. At least one British court denied extradition to the states for this reason. It was also a cause for the police murder of Walter Scott, an unarmed father shot dead five times in the back while fleeing a child support warrant at a traffic stop. Dr. Koziol attended his funeral services in South Carolina last April, predicting an escalating level of violence before national media.
Put more bluntly, police officers, veterans and minorities are being killed to protect over billing practices of lawyers and bottom feeders in family court. This post is motivated by a report this month revealing a veteran suicide rate of 20 per day and the suicide of yet another loving dad this week who was deprived of a proper parenting relationship while being subjected to child support incarceration (Dr. Ted Fattorros).
Fellow victims, this is an epidemic caused by a calculated break-up of the American family and our moral fiber as a nation. Fathers and non-custodial mothers are being deprived of their most fundamental human rights to enjoy a distinct family structure with their own offspring. It is being deprived by a federal funding law which mandates unequal custodial titles for profit. You have to get immediately and directly involved. Keyboards in the comfort of your homes may provide therapy but they are achieving nothing.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown may have said it best when describing the state of affairs among law enforcement in this country. After the targeting and murders of five Dallas police officers last week, he declared that we’re expecting too much from cops these days.
As examples he cited unleashed dogs, policing social injustices and preventing crime in neighborhoods where 70% of the families are raised by single mothers. He emphasized that First Amendment requires media to fairly report the underlying causes of our present crises.
Welcome to Leon Koziol.com, a component of secondary media attempting with little success to expose those same causes. In two reports to U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, Dr. Leon Koziol, civil rights advocate, explained how corruption was being suppressed in divorce and family courts across America to feed a trillion dollar industry. A generic reply many months later referenced only a “letter” with no indication that anything had been reviewed.
See Dr. Koziol’s blog post and most recent report to U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch dated June 14, 2015 that was ignored by her office – (Click Here)
The June 12, 2015 report predicting an overload of the system leading to senseless attacks upon law enforcement personnel can be downloaded from Scribd (Click Here)
In those reports, Dr. Koziol also predicted that family court victims were reaching a boiling point. It was based, in part, on an unarmed father, Walter Scott, who was shot dead in the back on April 4, 2015 not simply because he was African-American but because he was fleeing a child support warrant. Both white and black traffic cops were charged. Already all is forgotten.
The whole incident with a $3 million city settlement could have been avoided if the laws were geared to equal parenting. Instead Lawyer greed and lucrative conflict caused by an antiquated custody system remain the “law” in conflict with natural rights of parents. One parent households are the product of this one parent (custody) system.
If you are a regular follower of this site, you know how the domestic and disciplinary courts of New York have exploited Leon’s children and law license to suppress the First Amendment. A gag order on this site was set aside recently after a mandamus show cause order was signed in New York Supreme Court against Family Judge Daniel King. The offender then disqualified himself after all the damage was done.
Enter replacement Judge James Eby, newly seated in Oswego Family Court, who merely took over where Dan King left off, continuing a shocking level of systemic bias for all of the filings and reform efforts here over a ten year period. His decision of July 12, 2016 was already written prior to argument which he mandated to occur that day in capital letters by PERSONAL APPEARANCES.
This was all good for child lawyer William Koslosky who simply billed the taxpayers for his undeserved fees. But it required the parents to make four hour round trips to attend already decided proceedings instead of teleconferences utilized by closer judges in the past. Obviously this was pure retaliation for the successful removal of fellow Judge King and his gag order. Judge Eby previously denied Fathers Day to Dr. Koziol and was visibly angered that it was procured anyway without his permission and without incident.
In his edict, Eby overlooked a prior removal of incompetent child lawyer William Koslosky and never even mentioned a disqualification motion or its compelling grounds for his own removal. This is how they avoid accountability on the record while abusing judicial office to suppress exposure of gross misconduct. Yes folks, once again you can’t make this stuff up.
Dr. Koziol has never been charged with unfit parenting or any crime unlike others who receive unrestricted parenting time. Judge Eby simply orchestrated an outcome which will leave his public critic forever without any child contact, all because a gold digging mother, Kelly Hawse-Koziol, decided to replace the real father with an unfit, childless millionaire named Joseph Flihan. She committed perjury and fraud in the process, i.e. her testimony that e-mail notice of child relocation was successful with “gmai.com” (“l” character missing).
The corruption here is out of control and it requires elevated public response. The injustices will not be swept away but incur greater exposure and consequences instead. Such corruption has been ratified through inaction of our federal courts and state judicial commissions. When the corruption gets this bad, victims take matters into their own hands. Welcome Dallas Police Chief to our justice system on yet another neglected front.
Have you finally had enough? Hardly a day goes by without another shocking display of government corruption impacting our nation like never before. And no one with a conscience is doing much about it short of knee-jerk reactions to catastrophic events.
From Bernie Madoff to the doctoring of public disclosures in the Orlando mass murders, the public is routinely the victim. Law abiding gun owners are targeted instead of the killer whose terrorist communications were doctored. So who’s the real enemy here?
As a self governing nation, we have a duty under our Constitution to make a stand. This is your government they are corrupting, your IRS paid for by your tax dollars that is suppressing free speech, your courts which are complicit in the scandals. It’s time for a mass rally against corruption in Washington D.C. on Constitution Day, 2016.
That’s only three (3) months, so if you love your country, your families and way of life, join us for a defining moment in American history. Don’t expect your neighbor or the few activists here to do it for you. We can be just as apathetic, bowling, basketball-watching or “raising awareness” to no one who cares from the comfort of our keyboards, but nothing will be gained until we make our grievances known, like it says in the First Amendment.
So get started now. Don’t get diluted through distractions. You mean something under the true government. Remember the phrase “We the People?” That’s you and me along with the rest accepting corruption as if it is to be expected now. Exercise your rights as you would your own body for the health of a government we created.Get organized in your back yards, construct the protest signs, and make arrangements with organizations to be there.
As a civil rights advocate, attorney for a former president of the National Organization for Women and now the Director of National League of Fathers, Inc. I’ve done my part and sacrificed everything for equality and justice in our nation’s courts. Now it’s your turn to be part of a growing movement to “Clean Up Government.”
For those of you who think we are not on the verge of a crisis, note the following: When a group of parents (including me) gave testimony before a Public Corruption Commission on Constitution Day, 2013, we were instantly targeted. That Commission was prematurely dissolved when evidence began implicating those who created the Commission. Top leaders of state government were eventually convicted of federal crimes and sent to prison.
If we focus only on corruption involving innocent children and families, the condition of our government becomes very alarming, much beyond the eroding of “public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary” as found in United States v Cossey, 632 F.3d 82 (2nd Cir. 2011)(federal judge employing a human gene to be discovered 50 years from now to make his decisions).
One exemplary case (you know there are many more) involves a New York Supreme Court Judge in Brooklyn caught on camera taking a bribe from a divorce lawyer. It was part of a scam to shift custody from a mother to an influential father. Had the feisty mom not convinced the FBI to act on her evidence, this judge, Gerald Garson, would still be on the bench dispensing “justice.”
However his conviction of federal crimes was not the shocking part. Due punishment was compromised by colleagues supporting his early release in 2009. Now you have to ponder that for a moment. If disgraced ex-Judge Garson is still being defended after a crime at the heart of our justice system, what does that say for their tolerance of corruption generally?
While the “Honorable” Gerald Garson was busy generating unreported income, another Supreme Court Judge, Thomas Spargo, was busy securing a bribe against a father arguing a client case before him. At a dinner conversation, he requested $10,000 to defray the cost of legal fees needed against misconduct charges pending against him. Spargo was already being prosecuted for judge misconduct and resorted to criminal behavior to get out.
These and other cases are easily found on the internet to verify a corruption epidemic of undefined proportion. Most people view judges as honorable office holders committed to justice, but behind the black robes, in the recesses of chambers and among discreet exchanges in restaurants, bars and golf courses, there is often quite another set of characteristics at play.
In my own case, I challenged a custody judge based on his undue parental alienation at a closed session with my girls (known as a Lincoln hearing without parents allowed in). I was especially vulnerable with all the corruption I was exposing. My motion for his removal was granted despite lawyers declaring his reputation as one beyond reproach. He was removed altogether from the bench the next year after admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece (Syracuse Family Judge Bryan Hedges).
The chief ethics lawyer and staff attorneys in the witch hunt executed against me were terminated by the state Supreme Court for falsifying their time sheets. No public charges, ethical or criminal, were ever brought in contrast to the treatment of the commoners who steal from government. And these are the standard bearers of lawyer ethics charged with oversight of billing practices that bankrupt parents in divorce and family court.
Worse yet, the victims are left with no recourse. This is because judges have legislated for themselves a rule of immunity even from malicious conduct unlike the rest of us when we violate the public trust. The people have never consented to such a rule. To verify, consider a proposition on the ballot where government was proposing to act in a purely malicious way against a constituent. Such a proposition would surely fail by a near unanimous vote.
Ex-Chief Justice Sol Wachtler of New York’s high court was imprisoned for numerous crimes. He is back practicing law and teaching ethics while his campaign poster remains on public display at the state’s high court. In his book, After the Madness, he explained that judges are made to believe they are gods. He went so far as to direct paid court staff to dig up grounds for preventing licensure of a lawyer assisting his mistress to discover a man making extortionist threats on her daughter. That man turned out to be the judge himself.
Then there’s the family judge in Michigan, the “Honorable” Wade McCree, whose case defied all manner of ethics. He admitted to adulterous sex in chambers with a litigant while presiding over her child support case. Judge McCree was removed from the bench for all sorts of misconduct involving numerous cases only after the affair (and pregnancy) was confirmed. The father, placed on a tether for support arrears during this affair was denied recovery by a federal appeals court on grounds of judge immunity.
In Pennsylvania, two judges were imprisoned for the now infamous “Kids for Cash” scandal. It featured kick-backs from contractors benefited by the number of minors sent to juvenile centers. Over 4,000 convictions had to be overturned by the state’s Supreme Court now plagued by its own corruption. Two of its justices resigned due to misconduct leaked by a new Attorney General.
That same court retaliated by suspending her law license prior to any hearing or conviction. Even while I was filing my case before the Supreme Court this past week for corrective action, the same court was handing down a decision condemning the misconduct of that state’s ex-Chief Justice, see Williams v Pennsylvania, 579 US __ (June 9, 2016).
A natural outcome of the foregoing is lawlessness. Although examples abound, in my small city, a police investigator committed murder-suicide on his ex-spouse after leaving support court. Draconian practices produce homeless victims. In San Diego today, it was reported that a 50 year homeless man was beaten to death by two high school boys and a cheerleader. Does it get any sicker from inept state interference in parental discipline?
Facing such prospects, this law man used a common kitchen knife to complete his crime, voiding any deterrent effect of inflammatory protection orders issued. It left three children with no parents and city taxpayers responsible for a $2 million wrongful death pay-out, see Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp.2d 367 (NDNY 2011). An unarmed black father, Walter Scott, was shot dead five times in the back by a police officer in South Carolina simply because he was fleeing a child support warrant at a traffic stop. That city paid out $3 million so far.
In his book, A Promise to Ourselves, actor Alec Baldwin gives a scathing report of his protracted divorce with Kim Basinger. After a voice message to his daughter was made public, Mr. Baldwin was condemned as an abusive parent. Largely censored were the alienation tactics which fueled this exchange. So painful was the aftermath that he admitted to suicidal tendencies at his high rise apartment and during a drive to the Berkshires. Years later the same daughter was featured in a second wedding ceremony for her father.
The 2011 case of Thomas Ball is also instructive. An oppressed father seeking to ignite protest burned himself alive in front of a family courthouse in Keene, New Hampshire. There was no mainstream coverage in contrast to a similar self-immolation in Morocco which attracted world protest. This incident was cited only last month by me during a human rights conference to dissuade a prominent figure in Manhattan from attempting self destruction as a final reform tactic.
And so, while our federal government escalates its military involvement around the globe, soldiers are returning to empty homes, child alienation and felony support warrants. I was able to save another victim from suicide at a parent convention I sponsored in 2011, but the unsuccessful instances are more telling, see i.e. Purple Heart’s Final Beat, Second Class Citizen.Org (2009). Virtually all responders on 9-11 were men entitled to equal treatment in these courts. Yet a vast number became eternally separated without any reform.
Enough ! Be a part of the solution. These are your fellow citizens at risk. Contact me for further information at Parenting Rights Institute (315) 380-3420. I will not respond to keyboarding exercises. Serious inquiries only.
He was an icon of American media, a whistle blower extraordinaire, a reporter and anchor for CBS 60 Minutes. He passed away today after a phenomenal career that spanned decades. When he spoke everyone listened. You easily became glued to your television sets on Sunday nights when Morley was telling a story. He did it with conviction, class and professionalism, not with political motivation or self service.
And so it was when he interviewed Dr. Leon Koziol at his law office years ago on the subject of Indian land claims and illegal gaming compacts. When an Indian tribe sued innocent landowners for their business and homes in violation of ancient treaties, Leon was hired when few other lawyers were willing to risk their careers. Leon counter-sued on behalf of a citizens group challenging an illegal gaming contact which federal, state and local leaders claimed could not be won.
Well persistence paid off. Despite all the attacks from media, judges and high profile law firms over a period of years, Leon ultimately won for the landowners. A billion dollar casino compact was declared unconstitutional in New York Supreme Court. Years later the land claim was also struck down. One of Leon’s successful rulings can be found at Oneida Nation v County of Oneida, 132 F. Support. 2d 71 (NDNY 2000).
Now Leon Koziol is seeking to declare divorce and family laws which discriminate against fathers unconstitutional. He is also seeking recourse for court corruption and parental alienation. New York Supreme Court recently signed an order against a family judge, Daniel King, to answer Leon’s mandamus and declaratory action regarding a gag order on this website, Leon Koziol.com. The lawsuit features unprecedented retaliations involving Leon’s children for his testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption.
It was set for a public hearing on June 10, 2016. However, today, at the request of defense counsel it was rescheduled for June 22 at 1:30 pm at the Supreme Court in Utica, New York. As a result the rally set for the earlier date had to be rescheduled for the later day, giving us more time to organize. Get involved, spread the word and join us. We can be reached at our office, Parenting Rights Institute, at (315) 380-3420 or Leon direct at (315) 796-4000.
Despite ongoing lack of donor funding on this site, Parental Advocate Dr. Leon R. Koziol continues to pursue overdue reforms to divorce and family courts. Today he attended a family rights conference at the United Nations where he introduced his Custody Court Dysfunction Report to nation delegates from around the world.
Parental rights are recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as fundamental to a civilized and free society. According to the United Nations Family Rights Caucus, the right to create and enjoy a family unit cannot be denied, it must be protected by the state. Unfortunately, parents and families are being destroyed by judges and lawyers who are exploiting children for profit through needless orchestrated conflict.
After presenting his report, Leon conversed with fellow human rights advocates and organizations. He also related testimony given before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption to a speaker and delegate from the Russian Federation. It is important that we bring world attention to the horrific abuses occurring in these courts. We will keep you abreast of follow-up and progress.
Leon is returning from a three day human rights conference in New York City sponsored by an international organization. It started with a petition delivered to the United Nations on Thursday and ended with a presentation of American hostages and terrorism in Middle East.
We decided to participate because the agenda was open to atrocities in “other countries.” So the atrocities of parent alienation, lucrative custody battles and debtor prisons (child support abuses) were added to the agenda through our hand-outs of Dr. Koziol’s newly released report entitled “Custody Court Dysfunction: An American Human Rights Epidemic.”
You can get a copy by consulting earlier posts here at Leon Koziol.com. You can also obtain our Court Education Program at http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com. This report is based on over three decades of litigation experience in these courts. It was distributed to a European documentary producer, international speakers and a policy advisor to Congress.
Contact us at our office at (315) 380-3420 if you want more information.