We first publicized the above video in 2011. In the same year we highlighted veteran Thomas Ball who burned himself alive on the steps of a New Hampshire family court to protest the injustices that deprived him of a father-daughter relationship. Today the carnage among veterans in our nation’s divorce and family courts remains unchanged. If anything it has only gotten worse despite all these years fighting the many battles on our home front to reform a dysfunctional system. Shared parenting legislation continues to be opposed by powerful special interests because the so-called “best interest of the child” has become a lucrative trillion dollar industry.
On the home front, we filed precedent-seeking lawsuits, i.e. Parent v State, 786 F. Supp. 2d 516 (NDNY 2011) which we prosecuted all the way to the Supreme Court. We conducted rallies before a federal appeals court in Manhattan and other courts in 2012, testified before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in 2013, sought international recognition in Paris in 2014, submitted reports to the Justice Department in 2015, successfully challenged a gag order on this website in New York Supreme Court in 2016, participated in a family law conference at the United Nations and a whistleblower summit in Washington in 2017, lobbied for reform in congress in 2018, sponsored the three-day Parent March on Washington in 2019, networked with fellow victims in 2020, and testified before Governor Kathy Hochul’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Custody Forensic Evaluations in 2021.
In the same year we published a book entitled, Whistleblower in Paris, which provided a documentary of family court corruption, and we introduced a daily talk show, Leon’s Library, this past week on YouTube. This is only a short list of our travels, sacrifices and reform activities detailed throughout this website. It was and remains a true John Grisham ordeal which the media and public servants are ignoring and even suppressing. As a result, despite the parades and fanfare today, the “Elephant in the Courtroom” continues to be side-stepped in the speeches. Veterans continue to fall victim to this archaic and abusive family court system. During our crusade for justice, we have literally saved veteran lives.
Most people do not realize that the parenting right has been repeatedly recognized by the Supreme Court as the “oldest liberty interest protected by the Constitution,” Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57 (2000). To help our cause in a meaningful way, or simply to learn more about the corruption that is eradicating this right, join our live talk show, Leon’s Library, every evening at 7:30 pm EST. Tonight we will feature a Florida attorney as a guest contributor. The call-in number is (315) 796-4000. Spread the word, become a subscriber, and many thanks for your support.
Dr. Leon Koziol will be making a presentation before a Blue Ribbon Panel of New York’s newly installed governor, Kathy Hochul, on the subject of abusive forensic evaluation orders used in family court to cause severe parental alienation. The post below, the last of a four part series beginning with the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie divorce, will be a part of that presentation. You can also get a free insight on Leon’s new book from its website at http://www.whistleblowerinparis.com. We will keep you updated on all of our reform efforts.
With all the crises facing society today, you would think that a custodial parent, Kelly (Hawse) Usherwood might finally relent with her parent alienation tactics carried out against a dedicated dad now for a period of more than 15 years. There are others like her abusing our courts to achieve illicit objectives having nothing to do with any child’s best interests. But this one remains off the charts and an ideal poster villain for family law reform.
As the unfortunate victim of this spiteful energizer bunny, never reported for child abuse or neglect, never been found to be an unfit parent, and the victim of numerous family offense petitions thrown out for lack of evidence, I have been forced into the undeserved role of crusader behind such reform. This role was made more pressing when I was targeted for my exposure of corruption within this lucrative system of child control.
You would think that lawyers in robes would have the requisite sophistication to detect parent alienation, a custody tactic often used to increase child support, punish an adversary or replace a targeted parent with a preferred substitute. My case had all these combined, but it was also laced with an agenda for suppressing my public criticisms. More than 40 trial level jurists were disqualified from my originally uncontested divorce, a national record by most accounts.
This makes it an ideal case for a federal investigation because it has elements common to most others and features a support agency’s scheme to conceal $45,500 in support payments during a 2018 violation hearing. That resulted in a secret bulletin and a near death outcome. Because these agencies and family courts in general derive billions of dollars in federal incentive grants based on the number and size of support orders they satisfy, this concealment constituted a clear abuse of federal funds in addition to a violation of human rights.
A maliciously protracted ordeal notwithstanding warnings which the mother of my children ignored, it was originally benefitted by several years of uneventful co-parenting. That benefit was gradually transformed into a destructive process. In 2016, despite having all her prior offense petitions dismissed, this custodial parent and ex-wife, now Kelly Usherwood, filed yet another petition to preserve a substitute father relationship in favor of a childless lover. I never yielded to her evil agenda and was therefore compelled to defend.
I was fortunate to get a state supreme court judge (trial judge in New York) to sign an order against family judge, Daniel King, who was presiding over this petition. He had previously suspended my parenting time without legitimate grounds after I brought testimony against him at the state’s Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. He then imposed a gag order, disguised as a protection order on my website, http://www.leonkoziol.com, thereby triggering First Amendment issues.
Within weeks of serving that order upon him, Judge King cancelled his hearing on this petition, dismissed it without any appearances, removed his own gag order, and then disqualified himself altogether from ongoing proceedings. Even a biased observer could conclude that this was all orchestrated behind closed doors, further supported by dismissal of my own challenge to the gag order based on those sudden events. It had the effect of avoiding public clamor with a protest set to occur one week later at the state supreme court building.
My defense to the family court petition was not only based on First Amendment but also a fraudulent notice of my daughters’ relocation to the substitute father’s residence (her purported g-mail notice which lacked the required “l” character). The location of one’s children is central to any parent-child relationship, but Kelly Hawse-Koziol had become possessed by an evil that even I could not detect or comprehend. Indeed, even convicts are granted the rights of knowing the locations of their offspring.
This relocation fraud was one of many tactics employed without accountability to erase me from my daughters’ lives. And it occurred without any remedy or compensation in my precedent-seeking actions dismissed in federal and state courts. The painful loss of father-daughter experiences is too extensive to relate here. You would think that the alienator might have learned a vital lesson, but she is at it again with the concealment of a new residence believed to be that of her latest substitute, Lou Usherwood, her spouse since May, 2021.
What possible gain could this obsessed alienator have today for concealing my daughters’ residence given the fact that my youngest turned 18 years of age only days ago? Even the new spouse, a father too, should have sufficient logic to conclude that this residence is easily discoverable and that the ex-mother-in-law was employed for a substitute address simply to enrage the targeted parent. After all, there has never been an incident at the alienator’s home, as he can personally verify, to support the false narrative that dad is somehow dangerous.
This will only renew conflict that has long subsided, conflict that seems to excite the alienator no matter how demented or satanic it may be. It calls for precedent to include those who assist alienators as co-conspirators of civil rights violations. As a victim on many fronts, one would think that all this has to stop at some point especially after the hospitalization which the combined impacts caused me in December, 2020. But this alienator is utterly obsessed with her agenda, one that caused an unprecedented request for an exorcism by a third party in 2011.
My ordeal is likely familiar to countless victims of contrived parent-child alienations. The current, antiquated custody system pits moms against dads and parents against the state to such an extreme that it can make monsters of otherwise normal parents. In my recently published book, Whistleblower in Paris, at pg. 189, I cite only a few examples of the carnage:
It is a (custody) regime that can turn a parent into a brutal killer overnight. Recent examples include a mother who was convicted of murdering her two-year old daughter rather than comply with a custody change order that was not timely enforced. She was also convicted of attacking police with two knives when they arrived.  Another featured an NYPD officer charged with murdering his autistic eight-year old son in January, 2020 by leaving him overnight in a freezing garage.  In 2019, a mother purchased a gun overnight and killed her estranged husband and two children.  According to an investigative report, 725 such deaths were suppressed by a state agency. 
‘You Are In A Special Category Of Evil’: Mamaroneck Mom Who Killed 2-Year-Old Daughter Sentenced to 25
Years To Life, newyork.cbslocal.com, October 31, 2019
 Mongelli & Musumeci, Michael Valva, NYPD cop charged in son’s murder, tears up in court as 911 call played,
New York Post, May 11, 2021
 Mother Charged with murders of husband, 2 children in Tacony, ABC 7 (Philadelphia), October 18, 2019
 Chris Bragg, State agency suppressed 725 child death reports over decade, Times Union, October 13, 2020
In Chapter 2 of my book, I elaborate a bit more on this carnage:
I thought about the dead and walking dead, victims of murder, suicide, premature death and those awaiting justice that would never come. I thought about Investigator Joe Longo, a father of four so traumatized after support court that he used a common kitchen knife to leave them with no parents for life. The predators just kept pounding him with confiscated weapons, protection orders, support intercepts and career damage without considering any breaking points.
I thought about Thomas Ball, product of an overzealous child protection agency who sat down one day on the steps of a New Hampshire courthouse to protest family court abuse.  But this was no sit-in, no occupy court mission. He poured gas over his head and burned himself alive. I cringed at the extreme pain he must have suffered before and during this holocaust. In the end, there was no national coverage, no court reforms, they merely washed his ashes into the sewer.
I thought about Alec Baldwin, one of the few victims who did attract national coverage. During his high profile divorce with Kim Bassinger, he dutifully complied with forensic evaluation orders, hoping to quickly exit this matrix as he described it. However, protracted deliberations in California’s court system forced him to expose dysfunction among judges, lawyers, evaluators and others. His goal ultimately was to prevent unsuspecting parents from becoming victims. But in the end, he nearly became the ultimate victim. His own words have long been forgotten:
My family and closest friends were still there for me, but even some of them had grown perplexed by and weary of the assault on my parental rights that seemed to have no end. On the deepest level, my situation now seemed hopeless to me as well. I had gone to sleep many nights doubting that I had the desire to face these problems another day… Driving up the Taconic Parkway, heading to an inn in the Berkshire Mountains, I began to think about what little known town I would repair to in order to commit suicide. What semi-remote Massachusetts state park could I hike deep into and shoot myself? What bed-and-breakfast could I check into and overdose there? On Long Island, I thought about the old Jeep I owned and the emissions it gave off. When I returned to New York, the thought of jumping out of the window of my apartment was with me every night for weeks.
I thought about so many victims I encountered during my crusade against this killing machine, a mom who drove her children into the Hudson River, the Iraq war veteran who attempted suicide only to be saved through my intervention, a member of our parenting rights organization who hung himself from a tree in his back yard, the mom who called me daily for help until vanishing altogether, and the dad I dissuaded from a kidnapping of his own children now hiding in Israel. As I revisited the interview with that Florida talk show host, an aggrieved dad who took his life a few years later, the roar of a jet engine shook me from my daze.
 Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp.2d 367 (NDNY 2011)
 Mark Arsenault, Dad leaves clues to his desperation, boston.com, July 10, 2011
 Alec Baldwin, A Promise to Ourselves, St. Martin’s Press, at pg. 183 (2008)
However this book is much more. It can be considered a crash course in divorce or family court, your education to an epidemic that is harming our children, families, schools, workplaces and health as a nation. It was a herculean project, years in the research and writing phase with a 108,000 word manuscript completed only last month.
At present this book is the hands of a major publisher with a possible release date early next year. In the meantime it has generated inquiries from a documentary producer and will hopefully lead to an overdue investigation by Congress or the Justice Department into the federal funding abuses in our state domestic relations courts. We will keep you posted on that objective.
While all this was in progress, so were the many family judge elections across the country which promise to expand this epidemic and bring even more harm to future generations. One such election in Oneida County, New York sparked the early release of this uncensored version of Satan’s Docket. Its author resides in that county and became troubled by the lack of vital discourse on the real issues in these courts. In coming weeks, he hopes to change all that through this unprecedented literary work.
Satan’s Docket was authored in an extraordinary way given the difficulty of attracting interest to such a stressful and complex subject. It was a lesson learned from Alec Baldwin and his 2009 book release, A Promise to Ourselves. That memoir failed to achieve its highly anticipated book sales. Indeed mainstream media was most focused on excerpts relating to his suicide attempts during an incendiary divorce with actress Kim Basinger. Dr. Koziol was invited to Alec’s book signing in Manhattan and shared his ordeal with Baldwin’s agent at Creative Artists in California. More recently, crucial advice was obtained from best selling authors at the Whistleblower Summit and Conference this past summer in Washington D.C.
The title, Satan’s Docket, was a risky selection but has gained wide support. It was proven ironically to be a well selected title after discovering Bradley Birkenfeld’s recent book release at the Summit entitled, Lucifer’s Bank. Mr. Birkenfeld was a whistleblower of the Swiss bank industry who suffered retaliation by a jail sentence of 30 months for tax evasion. On his release he recovered a record $104 million under the new IRS Whistleblower Protection Act. Another new book release at this Summit featured a woman lawyer disbarred for exposing court corruption in New Hampshire. Her book is titled, The Dark Side.
So it would appear that Satan’s Docket is right on target. It was also inspired by former New York Senate Leader Joseph Bruno, whose memoir, Keep Swinging, was released in November, 2016. Dr. Koziol’s book features two equal length halves. Part One is the Corruption segment of his subtitle. It is the macro part which describes a divorce and family court epidemic nationwide. Part Two is the Carnage half which focuses on his personal ordeal. In order to keep a broad section of readers glued to this book, a collection of shocking stories from around the country is spiced with romance, humor and horror in places ranging from Hawaii to Paris. It is a book well worth reading at a nominal cost that can save you college tuition and untold lawyer fees. It may be the best investment you will make in years.
Please share this post with as many parents, bloggers, media representatives and court victims that you can.
It’s been over two months since my last posting on April 6, 2017. I have been focused on completing my first non-fiction book on the subject of corruption in America’s divorce industry. It is an alarming documentary which I hope will elicit nothing less than a parenting revolution for the sake of justice, overdue reforms and our children.
It is a truly profound literary work based on ten years in the reform movement and more than thirty years in the courts as a trial attorney, civil rights advocate and aggrieved parent. For those of you familiar with my ordeal, this is a must-read with immense educational value.
It was a project started in November, 2014 shortly after the Family Law Reform Conference sponsored by Dr. Joseph Sorge and Divorce Corp. in Washington D.C. It was during a flight to Paris where I was seeking to get international human rights agencies involved. In fact, Joe and I talked on the phone while in different parts of Europe engaged in the same mission of reform.
Some excerpts were published on this site in the spring of 2015 but they do not begin to reflect the caliber or quality of the finished product. Its completion was motivated by former New York Senate Leader Joseph Bruno. In his book released this past November entitled, Keep Swinging, Joe chronicled thirty years of corruption, but he blamed the criminal prosecution against him, in part, on apathy of the people to seek reform and justice.
Joe Bruno is quoted in my first chapter, one that I intend to reprint on this site on Fathers’ Day to give you a preview of the truly remarkable content which follows, 100,000 words altogether. At present, I have two publishers under consideration as I await a hopeful offer from a world class company. This was a phenomenally complex project.
Due to its compelling nature, there are footnotes and references throughout to back up my case for a federal investigation into Title IV-D funding and the corruption it has brought to our court systems and families. This is without question the most suppressed and censored epidemic of our day. My literary release aims to expose it so that serious protests will begin across the country.
When a model parent and judicial whistleblower is prevented from seeing his daughters on Fathers’ Day without any report of unfit behavior, not even an accusation of any criminal wrongdoing, while heroin addicts are being reunited for Mothers’ Day, it’s time to take serious action to a level never seen before.
With the completion of my twenty chapter manuscript, I will be making uncensored (raw) versions available on this site at a reduced cost of $20. Actually, the raw version is more valuable than the later published version which will be edited to exclude some material which could save litigants thousands of dollars in fees and court costs.
The book is bifurcated into two parts. The first (macro) part is largely a collection of stories from across the country obtained over the past ten years. Some are familiar, others are astounding, many are anonymous to protect the victims, but all of them make this a rapid-fire, page-turner. You or someone you know may even be in it.
These stories are conveyed not with depressing regurgitation but flavored by romance, humor, education and situations familiar to any parent in these courts. They come from both dad and mom perspectives with the latter derived from one I met in Paris. Hence it has international appeal even beyond English-speaking countries while touching upon most divorce and family court subjects, from custody and support to domestic violence and judicial misconduct.
The second (micro) half is a chronology of my personal ordeal. No one truly knows the full scope of persecution I endured for taking a conscientious stand against my profession. It’s the price I paid to make family courts more child-friendly and less lawyer-rewarding. This half is likely to attract lawyers, judges and politicians most because it contains renditions of high profile litigation contrasted by sweet stories about children which are sure to capture the heart.
There has never been a publication like this. If successful, it is my intent to start a new book about a victimized father in New York City and finish one about a mom in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. These are highly challenging assignments because no one wants to read about a he-said, she-said harangue in an isolated family case. Even Alec Baldwin was a failure in his book, A Promise to Ourselves, eight years ago. Media reports focused on his suicide attempts.
I apologize to all those callers I have not been able to help during these past six months of focused energy. I bear no animosities to anyone I may have offended along the way. Instead I am appealing to all fellow parents and court victims to join me in a reform effort to impact future generations. I truly believe that this book is the fateful reason for my suffering and sacrifices. They were not in vain after all. I will close with a relevant excerpt:
There were too many years of censorship by the Third Department (licensing and appeals court) which I compared to the Third Reich in my filings. True story. No mention was made of any of this in its reinstatement decision. I was simply responding with the same, if not greater level of boldness to government abuse, hence yielding a clear explanation behind the retaliation which was so severe and unjust.
So if you’re still here reading this, you’re in good company. My work has been monitored by judges, politicians, investigators, doctors, lawyers, maybe even an Indian chief. I got the interest of Donald Trump’s chief counsel in 2016. As stated, a family court gag order on my website was removed after I challenged it in New York Supreme Court. Seven website postings were attached in their entirety to a confidential ethics report. Never once was I charged or sued regarding them.
Judicial misconduct is the most censored, least publicized and gravest aspect of our federal, state and local governments. You can simply ignore it and move to your next on-line entertainment, but chances are it will find you especially in our nation’s domestic relations courts. So read on and share this post. It may be the most important one you will read in a long time.
We offer a Court Strategy Program to keep you from being abused and a team of experts prepared to expose corruption in your case if it exists. It is well worth your while, for he sake of your children if nothing else, to look us up at www.parentingrightsinstitute.com or call our office at (315) 380-3420. Then take a look at this shocking excerpt of misconduct from a book I have written to be published for divorce victim Tamara Sweeney entitled Jurassic Justice:
Examples of court corruption are provided throughout my work for victims nationwide. Many are quietly suppressed and “read like a docket sheet in any criminal court.” That is what I declared publicly time and again. Yet the public continues to hold judges beyond reproach. The fallacy of that belief was well demonstrated by my custody judge who was also declared by lawyers as “beyond reproach,” at least until he was removed from the bench after admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece: In re Bryan Hedges, 20 NY3d 677 (2013).
One of the shocking cases cited to make my point, and the need for meaningful accountability, 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 mother not convinced the FBI to act upon her evidence, this judge, Gerald Garson, would still be dispensing “justice.” It begs the question: how many other such judges and cases are there? What can explain Tamara’s bizarre case? We let you decide as our story continues.
The conviction of Judge Garson for federal crimes was actually not the most shocking part of his case. Due punishment was compromised by judges and lawyer colleagues supporting his early release in 2009. Now you have to ponder that for a moment. If Garson’s colleagues are still backing him after a crime which goes to the heart of our justice system, what does that say for their tolerance of corruption generally? Isn’t this where precedent is set and examples are made?
While the “Honorable” “Justice” Gerald Garson was busy generating unreported income through an abuse of judicial office, another New York 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 help defray the cost of legal fees needed to defend against judicial misconduct charges pending against him at the time.
Like Judge Garson, you have to ponder that as well. Judge Spargo was already being prosecuted for judicial misconduct and resorted to more serious behavior to get out of it. He referenced this lawyer’s own divorce which might be transferred to him. The pressure was not uncomplicated. Play ball or else. I suppose the lawyer could have won his divorce for a nominal “fee” to this judge when compared to a contested case. He was placed in a real quandary, deciding ultimately to report the crime only after taking steps to avoid false claims that could cost his law license.
Chief Justice Sol Wachtler of New York’s high court was imprisoned for numerous crimes during the nineties. In his book, After the Madness, he explained that judges are made to believe that they are gods. Such deep rooted convictions do not disappear. Judge Wachtler went so far as to direct paid court staff to dig up grounds for preventing licensure of a New Jersey lawyer assisting the judge’s mistress to discover a man making extortionist and kidnapping threats involving her daughter. That elusive man turned out to be the judge himself.
Then there’s that family court judge in the state of Michigan, the “Honorable” Wade McCree, whose case defied all manner of ethics. He admitted to adulterous sex in chambers with a litigant mother 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 for the horrific misconduct by a federal appeals court on grounds of judge immunity.
These and other cases are easily found on the internet to verify a judicial corruption epidemic of undefined proportion. Most people view judges as honorable office holders committed to justice, equality and all that other good stuff we read about in high school civics classes. 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.
Bias, coercion, schemes, scams, deal-making and outright crimes are taking place which violate all manner of ethics formally placed in our judicial codes. In our nation’s domestic relations courts, such corruption is taken to the next level under a pretext of family confidentiality, thereby concealing the misconduct and protecting a trillion dollar industry built on needless conflict.
As part of its continuing series of video documentaries to expose corruption in America’s divorce and family courts, the Parenting Rights Institute is releasing this shocking ordeal of a university professor who was fleeced for more than $2 million in lawyer fees while being defamed as a terrorist by a trio of judges in Nassau County divorce court on Long Island.
This divorce has lasted twelve years with no end in sight. It began in 2004 when the ex-wife of Professor Anthony Pappas filed for divorce after 22 years of marriage. There was no issue of custody or child support because the children were of age and both parents were employed. The father of three was a professor at the prestigious St. John’s University.
However it was not long before lawyer greed took over this case when financial statements revealed several million dollars in liquid assets. Discovery processes were protracted with the professor’s own lawyer filing objections based on the needless and repetitive inquiries of Henry Kruman, a small town divorce lawyer retained by the wife to secure her “fair share” of marital assets.
These assets included trusts and investments cultivated by Professor Pappas or inherited from his family to pay for their children’s college educations. He was ordered to pay for all lawyer fees on both sides of this divorce thereby opening the door for Kruman to fleece the estate on behalf of a client too stubborn, vindictive and ignorant to recognize that their life savings were being lost to divorce court predators.
But evidently the money was not enough. When Professor Pappas began filing complaints to New York’s politically corrupted Judicial Conduct Commission and Attorney Grievance Committee followed by public protests, he was gang tackled by three judges of the Nassau County court system. In the video he describes it as a “Trifecta of Judicial Bullies.”
The first judge compared the content of the professor’s complaints to the “perpetrator of the Fort Hood Massacre.” The second issued a gag order prohibiting all complaints to any person or entity. The third issued a 30 year protection order based on a fictitious facial surgery which had no proof or mandatory report from any medical provider.
These defamatory statements and abusive court orders are still in place as this ever protracted divorce enters its 13th year of lucrative persecution. The PRI has assisted Professor Pappas by visiting various clerical and civic offices in search of justice. However, as our followers are aware, it is a trillion dollar industry we are up against with little or no monetary support for our reform efforts.
Brace yourselves for a video release that cries out for large scale protests at the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola, New York (Long Island) and state Capitol in Albany. Such cases have led to suicides, severe depression and premature death, all for the sake of a lawyer enrichment scheme without public accountability which has been suppressed by our media. Leon and Tamara do their best to keep this complex story brief and relatable to all victims of our divorce industry, but seeing is believing.
It is crucial for all divorce and family court victims to share this video and post, to donate to our cause at http://www.leonkoziol.com and to promote our professional services and Court Strategy Program at http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com. We are prepared to come to your court, home and community to investigate and expose corruption in your own ordeal. Contact our office at (315) 380-3420 or Dr. Koziol direct at (315) 796-4000 for more information.
If you are a follower of our work, you know that we have been coming to homes, courts and communities across the country exposing the corrupt divorce and family court industry. Our latest video documentary features St. John’s University Professor Anthony Pappas. It is a shocking story of lawyer greed which has cost him over $2 million in lawyer fees alone. It is a divorce commenced by his ex-wife in 2004. Today in November, 2016, it is headed into its 13th year of lucrative proceedings with no end in sight.
Although the ex-wife is gainfully employed, Professor Pappas has been ordered to pay for both his and her lawyer fees, making the ex-wife carefree in her lawyer bills. Despite appeals, complaints to numerous authorities and protests in Washington, Manhattan and Albany, the abuse continues. And get this, those fees were racked up with no contest over the former couple’s three children as they were all over the age of 18 when the divorce started. It is being litigated in Nassau County Supreme Court on Long Island. Judge Hope Schwartz Zimmerman is presiding and Henry Kruman is the opposing lawyer with Professor Pappas now forced to represent himself after restraints were placed on his accounts.
This video is a must-see and we will be publishing it soon. It will provide further reason for you to get our Court Strategy Program or hire us to do an investigation-documentary of your own case. Let’s face it, mainstream media is ignoring widespread corruption in our nation’s divorce and family courts. That’s because bar associations across America are suppressing a trillion dollar industry that is increasingly exploiting our children. Tremendous harm has resulted as evidenced throughout today’s society. So as parents, we have a duty to command our own destinies with documentaries published through secondary and social media. Here at Parenting Rights Institute, we are having remarkable success.
Anyone can slap together a home video and throw it up on You-Tube. But without expertise connected to it, why waste time. Such a video could do more harm than good. Even professional programs with major media can fall short of an ideal product because the sponsors or anchors are unfamiliar with these courts. Time and again we have seen shows that promote the propaganda of the child “experts” who have never had children of their own as they profit from our misfortunes.
Here we do much more through follow-up and professional reports. Dr. Leon Koziol has been featured on 60 Minutes, front page of the New York Times, CNN and other major news organizations. You can look it up on his website media page at http://www.leonkoziol.com. So he certainly has the expertise to do it right and in a way that meets your needs because he is a parent, legal expert and victim of the same system. He knows how it really operates. That is why he founded the Parenting Rights Institute.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Koziol and his staff have brought major lawsuits against government, corruption cases against judges, malpractice actions against lawyers and precedent seeking cases docketed by the United States Supreme Court in response to an anti-filing order. In May, 2016 he obtained a state Supreme Court order resulting in the removal of a family court gag order. Despite all First Amendment suppression, he perseveres in the citizen challenges for preserving our constitutional rights.
No one else has proven to be so talented and tenacious. If there is a will, there is a way, and together we strive for success. He has sponsored parenting conventions upon reviewing countless cases of government corruption. In 2005, Dr. Koziol secured final judgment in New York Supreme Court invalidating a billion dollar gaming compact of the Oneida Turning Stone Casino, largest in the state. There were also large recoveries for other victims. A sampling of achievements can be found on our Background Page.
More recently Dr. Koziol’s skills have been applied exclusively to assist moms and dads victimized in divorce and family courts. He has traveled as far away as Hawaii, San Francisco, Nashville, Washington, Philadelphia, even Paris, France performing investigations. His work was then incorporated into formal reports and video documentaries for submission to media, public agencies and government watchdog groups. We file FOIL requests and court inquiries to disclose what is really going on with your case. Leon has also published three books.
We begin our assignments with an inquiry at no charge from a victimized parent, grandparent or family member. An estimate for services and expenses is provided. Next we receive electronic and paper records to be reviewed. As a defamation expert, Leon will not expose himself to libelous reports, yet another benefit for you. We follow with a trip to your community to get a critical assessment of the environment. That trip is concluded with a video interview and options for a more comprehensive documentary if warranted.
You are in command of the options insofar as a given case may prove to have an extraordinary dimension to it. The extent of the assignment can vary as circumstances dictate. This can be a villain’s worse nightmare and your finest hour, maybe even an autobiography for future generations, simply priceless. Below is a raw sample of a book documentary sent to CBS 60 Minutes. One of Leon’s submissions was recently sent to its production department for a possible show. He was interviewed in his law office at one time by 60 Minutes host Morley Safer in a Sunday feature regarding homeowner rights.
So call our office at (315) 380-3420 for an interview and quote or Leon directly at (315) 796-4000. It could be the call of a lifetime.
The rest of us are stuck with the outcomes of these “Kangaroo Courts” as Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas once depicted them in the Gault, case at 387 US 1, pp 27-28. To give you an idea of how unjust this has become, during all those years when shared parenting was being declined, the Supreme Court accepted gay marriage and such “pressing” matters as an inmate’s $23 hobby kit. Yes that’s right. We don’t make these things up at Leon Koziol.com. This hobby kit was misplaced by prison staff and it earned a writ by the Supreme Court for civil rights violations.Look it up at Parratt v Taylor, 451 US 527.
As explained in the interview, I will not prepare the complex filing until I see enough support. There is no cost to join although we do rely on donations to this site to defray costs. Such filings by the elite firms can easily exceed $100,000. Petitions of the informal variety can be prepared and circulated by any parental or constitutional rights advocate. No lawyer is required. It should contain the basics, i.e. “We the undersigned do hereby petition the Supreme Court of the United States to hear its first ever shared parenting case and to take action for greater access of the People to its deliberations. This petition is made pursuant to a public message found at http://www.leonkoziol.com.”
The petition should have an address and telephone contact for verification purposes. You should seek volunteers and share this post regularly over the next few weeks. Here is what the later prepared petition will contain subject to additions or modifications arising from any input we may receive. Please do not send individual case summaries. This is not an offer of legal advice. You may check out our programs, investigation documentaries, book publishing and other non-legal offerings at http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com.
1) Has the Supreme Court rendered itself inaccessible to petitioners and the vast majority of our citizens in violation of due process and Article III of the Constitution?
2) Has the Supreme Court erected and ratified onerous obstacles to federal court jurisdiction for parents victimized in divorce and family courts contrary to due process, a fundamental liberty interest and genuine principles of federalism?
3) Has the Supreme Court encouraged or justified private remedies for law abiding citizens to vindicate their constitutional rights when its duties were abandoned here?
Would you like to save yourself thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs? Would you like to save your children from the psychological harm arising at epidemic levels in our nation’s divorce and family courts? How about the drug industry which is reaping huge profits through excessive court referrals? Then this documentary is for you. It will provide a treasure trove of information thanks to the contributions of two concerned parents. It is important to view it to its conclusion for a surprise guest and shocking revelation.
As part of our continuing series of documentaries on the subject of divorce and family court abuses, I left the tropical climate of Hawaii earlier this year and the hectic environment of Manhattan, Washington D.C. and suburban Philadelphia this past summer to find myself pleasantly situated in a farm community in western New York. This community consisted of horses, cows, chickens and a pair of cuddly newborn kittens which greeted me at the country home of Melissa Hayes and Michael Bennett.
Melissa and Mike are “non-custodial” parents from separate divorces who are struggling to maintain a horse farm and blended child rearing homestead under very trying circumstances. Both are victims of the industry, constantly under scrutiny to a human breaking point when every aspect of their parenting styles are reported to their “custodial supervisors” and socialist government agencies. All too often, as you will see, this is done not for our children’s “best interests” but for the ultimate goal of achieving “full custody” and government “kidnapping” as Melissa describes it. We are exposing the grotesque underbelly of a system that is destroying the moral fiber of an entire nation. Time and again I have gone all the way to the Supreme Court to do so.
Mike was understandably skeptical of any reform effort. He had seen it all upon being reduced to a non-entity in his son’s life. I had the pleasure of meeting his boy on my arrival, witnessing immediately the wonderful father-child relationship which had developed there. It was not a show. It was genuine. His boy quickly fell in love with the two kitties left for dead on a nearby country road which a neighbor had brought to their home. But after dinner it was time for his single weeknight “visitation” to end, that offensive institutional term for child rearing condemned by veteran family jurists everywhere, see i.e. Webster v Ryan, 189 Misc.2d 86 (Albany Fam. Ct. 2001) at footnote 1.
Perhaps it was that separation anxiety which followed and the continuing abuse of his “joint custody” that motivated Mike to join this documentary with greater enthusiasm. Not a man with a lot of useless talk, he was a practical minded dad who knew the score but felt powerless to change anything. His partner, however, was not one to give up. In her commitment e-mail, she described her choices as “fight, flight or fall down.” She then declared: “The latter two have never been my style.” Come hell or high water, she was going to reform this corrupt system, and to my surprise she was doing it as a fathers’ rights advocate.
Melissa has been permanently alienated from her older children. She hangs on dearly to the teen she has left and hopes to prevent other moms and dads from becoming swallowed whole by this antiquated custody system. She was moved by a prior book and documentary completed this past summer in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania involving Tamara Sweeney. As a parental advocate and alienation expert, Melissa added valuable insights for families victimized in these courts. From her interview on those subjects we made a segway to Mike and his views on the drug industry which is also profiting greatly off the costly evaluations ordered by judges with little or no accountability.
Welcome to the New World Order of child rearing coming to a school, church, workplace or community near you. Learn of it through reports I have submitted to Congress, United Nations and these mainstream parents in the heartland of America. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of skyscrapers in the Big Apple, you will feel their patriotism, high flying flags and 9-11 reminders everywhere. They work endless hours to feed families in all parts of this great nation. Along roadsides in the backdrop of autumn farm fields extending to the horizon, you will even find an occasional Hillary campaign sign. But these are not folks you can fool easily. They all bear a circle-slash or “x” on the face of those signs.
This video commentary provides immense detail in a short period of time. It is worth your while to discover what the judges, lawyers and media are not telling you. It has a shocking ending which you should share virally so that reform can be made possible. Here at Parenting Rights Institute, we offer valuable programs, books and referrals. Look us up at http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com. You may wish to have a similar documentary of your ordeal in your home town. If so, contact me directly at (315) 796-4000 for cost estimates. We are are being monitored by high profile people, both in favor and against us. This is evidenced by Google searches of the judges and entities we target and a family court gag order which I had removed recently by suing a judge in New York Supreme Court.
We’re serious about our public message despite the extremes to which they have gone to discredit it. They’re our children. They do not belong to pedophile judges or the state. But we can’t do it alone. Our courageous work depends on your donations to this site. If you or someone you know can invest in our cause, kindly have them contact me directly at (315) 796-4000. Because when it’s all said and done, regardless of the powers abused against us, all our time on this earth is coming to an end. Through this reform effort you can have a long term impact. As they say, no hearse comes with a trailer hitch. Leave behind a real treasure for future generations.
God bless you, your family, our veterans, public safety officers, and God Bless America !
A book and documentary are coming to fruition regarding the parental alienation epidemic in our state domestic relations courts. Sponsored by the Parenting Rights Institute, they seek to expose the underbelly of a child control industry which is being suppressed by government and media. The mission focuses on a well concealed federal law that rewards state courts by the number and extent of lucrative conflict generated at the expense of parents and children. Indeed parental rights are being eroded systematically by the day.
The brainchild of Dr. Leon Koziol, renowned civil rights advocate, this mission also seeks to grow the number of documented ordeals across the country in order to secure long overdue reforms. Leon has successfully litigated on behalf of those victimized by abusive government practices for more than 23 years until he became a target of retribution himself. If you have an ordeal you would like to add to this mission, contact the Institute office for a cost estimate based on your location and case complexity at (315) 380-3420. Get more details at: http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com.