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By Administrator at Blog Site, Leon Koziol.com.
A recent flurry of news articles feature the National Security Administration (NSA), Hillary’s e-mail scandal and whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, John Crane, Diane Roark, William Binney, among others. In both The Guardian and Drudge Report, for example, a survey is provided to learn whether whistleblower protection laws really work. Its conclusion: they protect no one.
As a concerned citizen, this should send chills down your spine. When our own government is secretly expanding power beyond that authorized by our Constitution to spy on mainstream Americans, we rely on whistleblowers the same way we did Paul Revere to warn us of danger. Apathy and ignorance usher in a new era of autocratic control and eradication of rights that our military and law enforcement sacrifice themselves for each day.
But while the public has been informed of the whistleblower heroics at the NSA, a far greater abuse of power has quietly gone unnoticed in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Here judges have exceeded authority well beyond their constitutional limits as impartial decision makers using our children as their pretext. They have wielded power which even the NSA, IRS and FBI do not enjoy for investigating and controlling our private lives.
Followers of this site have been given access to the whistleblowing activity of Dr. Leon R. Koziol, a parental and civil rights advocate who filed complaints, exposed family court abuses and testified before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. Within days of that testimony he was subjected to an orchestrated process which cost him his children, livelihood, home and even his personal security.
Finally a New York Supreme Court Justice signed an order on May 3, 2016 directing Family Judge Daniel King to answer Leon’s mandamus and prohibition action regarding a protection (gag) order issued against this blog site. Various posts were targeted by that gag order which exposed a scheme to relocate Leon’s children to a millionaire’s home without requisite notice on Judge King’s family court record for more than eight months until discovered by happenstance on Fathers’ Day 2015.
One day after the superior order was signed, Judge King had his clerk contact Leon to cancel an already adjourned trial on his gag order set for the next business day. Then he dismissed the scheming mom’s offense petition and ended the six month old gag order without a trial. Obviously this judge was undermining the Supreme Court order by making his gag order moot. But his other abusive orders have remained in place, thereby setting up a public showdown on June 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm in New York Supreme Court in Utica.
Arguments will occur on that day to decide whether Judge King should be removed (as Leon’s prior custody judge was for admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece). But this is much more than an issue concerning the misconduct of an obscure and incompetent family judge called down from the Canadian border to reek havoc on Leon’s life. It is about our rights as parents and Americans to hold our public officials accountable, in this case members of our third branch who are not above the law.
It is a case which will shed light on whether Edward Snowden can trust our judiciary to decide his whistleblower protection rights. After all, if a parent exposing corruption in family court is vilified with impunity as Leon was, how can anyone in any employment capacity be assured that they can disclose misconduct through proper channels exactly as Leon and those prior to Snowden had done at the NSA (Roark was a high level congressional staffer).
Because of his public exposure of corruption regarding divorce, custody and child support across America, Leon has become vilified on all fronts despite over two decades as an unblemished civil rights attorney. Judge King has had to rely on such extremes as “prohibited alcohol related gestures” (a wedding toast to his niece at a table shared by his children) to issue forensic orders designed strictly to punish Leon’s speech outside the courtroom. Meanwhile Judge King himself is a regular with his own children at a Lowville, New York tavern where the bar staff have committed his cocktails to memory.
In the story regarding NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, references were made to his grandfather, a German security officer in 1923 who testified against Adolf Hitler and caused the future dictator prison time. Drake made parallels to the systemic retaliation he and other whistleblowers endured here. In Leon’s story and testimony, references were made to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, written in that prison, where the future tyrant counseled his followers to exploit children to get the people to abandon their rights. Isn’t that what’s occurring today in these family courts? Leon need not go two generations to understand dictators. His own father counseled him well after spending five years in a Nazi concentration camp.
Leon’s testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption that led to retaliation can be viewed here at approximately the 2 hours, 31 minutes and 45 seconds mark:
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It’s been more than two years since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo closed down his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. Just when testimony was implicating his own corruption, he decided that his expensive taxpayer-financed investigation had served his self-serving purpose.
Now he’s back at it again! U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has issued subpoenas which by all accounts will likely put Andy in federal prison along with his legislative leaders Shelly Silver and Dean Skelos. They were convicted last year as a result of that prematurely closed Moreland Commission. See Latest Story – Investigation of confidant could be a career-killer for Cuomo.
Dodging his own accountability with a sigh of relief at the time, what’s he do now? He creates another investigation to detract from his own corruption. Seriously Andy? It’s looking like another hideous double standard: i.e. publicizing a dead beats campaign while seriously delinquent in your own support obligations. See related story – Did Kennedy Play Duplicitous Role in Cuomo Child Support Settlement Pressure?
But what about all that testimony at the Moreland hearings from victims of court corruption? In my own presentation I cited one convicted judge after another reading like “a docket sheet in any criminal court.” It was that testimony that caused a gang of lawyers and judges to seize my children and my livelihood.
Leon’s testimony can be viewed here at approximately the 2 hours, 31 minutes and 45 seconds mark:
Free speech is not free when those charged with the highest duty of safeguarding such rights are doing the censorship and suppression. Now we have a candidate for Congress, attorney and Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, going down the same path I did when running for the same position. She’s taken aim at the same corruption.
A remarkable story in the Syracuse press years ago describes all the back room politics which goes into DA and judge appointments, elections and decisions at the Onondaga County Courthouse. It’s scary indeed, one who served as chairman of Cuomo’s Moreland Commission and two of my custody judges, Martha Walsh-Hood and Bryan Hedges. See Syracuse.Com Story- Appeals court to decide whether Justice James Tormey can be sued by former clerk
Administrator’s Note: Judges Tormey and Hedges were ultimately held liable for $600,000. Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick went on to serve as a Co-Chair of the Moreland Commission.
After getting the latter removed from my case, he was then removed altogether from family court for admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece. When will parents and family victims finally unite to protest court corruption? Never mind Andy, Mr. Bharara. We got real trouble here in River City, and it’s called Syracuse family court!
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Well it’s been years in the making. Veronica Donahue is finally in jail where she belongs, the crazed woman influenced by outsiders to orchestrate ethics charges and support debts as a law office secretary against civil rights attorney Leon Koziol.
Despite efforts to place a gag order (Click Here) on LeonKoziol.Com, as we previously reported on December 11, 2015, Veronica Donahue had once again been arrested, this time in the state of Illinois and was since in the process of being extradited to an Oneida County jail cell in rural Upstate, NY. (Click Here).
Between 2005 and 2010 she systematically and increasingly siphoned off well over a hundred thousand dollars from Leon’s office, representing “clients” that Leon and other staff in his office never knew about. She would forge names and meet with them at obscure locations.
In 2012 Leon submitted an internal report to local law enforcement which promised by way of letter that it would receive proper attention. But the victims of her crimes who had filled out complaints were referred to civil recourse, we believe out of retaliation for Leon’s successful whistle blowing lawsuits against government corruption.
And so it was no surprise to us anyway when Veronica Donahue was arrested and sent to jail on $10,000 bail one year later in neighboring Chenango County for appearing as a “lawyer” for an unsuspecting “client” without a law school education, degree or license. We privately passed along the info to the presiding judge while she was en route to that court with brief case and all the trappings of a pretend lawyer. See Pretend Lawyer Website (Click Here)
Yet she managed a trip to Hawaii with a military colonel whom she also defrauded while that charge was pending. We filled the court room with her victims but she managed to get off with a slap on the wrist. And so, emboldened by her sense of immunity, the crimes continued.
Leon predicted in his 2012 report that Veronica would steal from the lawyer she was then employed for. And although no one believed him at the time, it happened, and that lawyer is one of the reasons she was picked up on a warrant in Illinois (while working as a “legal consultant “) and finally brought to justice here in Oneida County. How many victims could have been avoided if Leon was heard in the first place? You may be one.
On January 8, 2016, according to the Oneida County (NY) District Attorney’s Office Facebook page, Veronica Donahue, 39, of Belleville, IL, entered a plea of guilty to 2 counts of Forgery in the 2nd Degree. Donahue is scheduled to be sentenced on February 29, 2016 by the Honorable Michael L. Dwyer. (Click Here) That’s why we ask you to join us to demand the longest jail time possible at 9:30 am on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Oneida County Courthouse.
FYI: Veronica will not be there as a lawyer in formal attire. You will recognize her as the convicted criminal in an orange jumpsuit.
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Well she always had that delusional impression of her good looks: skank aura and a dental nightmare. Now she’ll be modeling down a runway between Oneida County Jail and the criminal courthouse in an orange jumpsuit. She’s all yours convicts.
The numbers brought to justice continue to grow in the Justice for Leon Koziol campaign. Donahue was Leon’s office secretary influenced by political outsiders to orchestrate ethics and child support violations. After a history of taking on corrupt public officials, this was inevitable.
But very few believed Leon when he issued a 2012 report to state and local authorities describing a veritable sociopath who stole more than $100,000 from his office, tampered with mail and secreted court appointments. She was at the center of Leon’s nightmares.
See excerpt of a similar report made to the judicial conduct commission:
“Meanwhile, on the client case, motion dates actually cited in orders on the record by the same judge were never placed on my calendar by the ex-manager. Two such voids occurred over a six month period contrary to standard practices observed during her four years of employment. These voids were not discovered until after discharge of the office manager along with extensive related information held back from the “Internal Report” furnished to authorities. A February 10, 2012 letter from the local district attorney‟s office described this report as containing “serious allegations of criminal activity”. It was all referred to the Utica Police Department.”
In the report’s opening pages, Leon predicted that Donahue would steal from the law office where she was then employed after being fired by him in 2009. And so it happened. Ironically that victim was the chairman of the Syracuse lawyer ethics committee. She victimized many others between New Orleans and Albany, New York who contacted Leon before finally being apprehended three days ago.
Leon got a call from an employer in Illinois where Donahue was a “consultant” if you can believe that. It came after we helped get her arrested on $10,000 bail in 2013 in nearby Chenango County for pretending to be a lawyer in court. Then she fled across the country.
As a public service, apparently victims of Ms. Donahue who were harmed by her ongoing criminal activities had developed a website to warn others of her repeated scams, share news stories and voice their frustrations over what was clearly perceived to be an ongoing lack of criminal prosecution (see website). As of today’s post, many questions still remain unanswered, including why she was never prosecuted for stealing from Leon and others as well as pretending to be an attorney, taking money from unsuspecting clients while working in various law firms (after being fired from Leon’s office) and making court room appearances on their behalf???
One such victim, a female hair stylist, provided great detail as to how she had paid Ms. Donahue $500 to resolve a minor traffic matter, only to discover months later to her surprise, the issue hadn’t ever been resolved. Apparently the attorney Ms. Donahue was working for, (chairman of the Syracuse lawyer ethics committee) had never been advised of that scheduled court room appearance to resolve the traffic matter in a similar manner much like Leon had previously experienced and had warned of only a few years earlier. Suffice to say, that attorney immediately made good on Ms. Donahue’s theft of $500 and the matter was resolved. However, that same attorney didn’t want to risk the publicity or a similar fate as Leon for failing to maintain a crystal ball in order to predict one’s future criminal behavior. Leon and the other attorney might as well also be blamed for not purchasing this particular software product (Click here). Then again, isn’t that law enforcement’s job to keep criminals off the street?
Another such victim, the wife of a well known pain management doctor (who once co-chaired an ARC fundraising committee with Veronica), also had a similar experience with her involving a traffic ticket in Fulton-Montgomery counties, whereby she believed the matter would be handled in a timely manner only to discover she too had been defrauded by her so-called lawyer friend Veronica.
The list goes on and on, and even includes a divorce where she forged an attorney’s signature. Yes, this crime was immediately reported too. The matter was eventually cleared up, and the divorce is now valid, but just imagine how many other similar horror stories exist involving public officials who really thought they were dealing with a so-called legitimate attorney (Veronica Donahue). How embarrassing would that be? Instead Leon, was not only a victim of Ms. Donahue but was undoubtedly made a target for his criticisms of bench and bar practices in matters involving family law including prior success as civil rights lawyer because he was merely in the way.
If you are a victim of Ms. Donahue’s crimes, please submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org as organizing efforts are now underway to ensure that justice will be served.
Indicted this past July due to continued victims (felony forgery and family law crimes), she will now face justice in Oneida County Court. It’s something out of Investigation Discovery. And as federal prosecutor Preet Bharara recently said, “and this, allegedly, is my first tweet, stay tuned.” Another sociopathic woman is on deck.You see justice was delayed and denied to so many here because Donahue’s crimes fit in with an agenda of retribution for Leon’s exposure of court corruption. Simply claim that Leon should have done a better job of supervising her, and the real villains could get away with just about anything for years.
At least until a hearing this past June in Albany when Leon defended ethics concoctions as a crime victim. When questioned by a judge panel regarding his ethical duties of supervision, Leon compared his status to that of the panel itself concerning the ethics lawyers it fired for falsifying their time sheets. You could have heard the proverbial pin drop after that.
Sadly no public charges were ever brought against those standard bearers of lawyer ethics. These are the same lawyers who engaged in a witch hunt against Leon and refused to accept his shocking revelations regarding Donahue. The ethics petition was dismissed but Leon’s reform efforts continued as did the retributions after that argument.
In further unprecedented fashion, Leon managed to get the June, 2015 argument opened to the public. A documentary producer, Divorce Corp, has the videotape. We’re hoping that 60 Minutes takes an interest as it did when Leon was interviewed by Morley Safer in the same law office years ago. As we promised you, this will all get more intriguing in coming weeks.
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Administrator’s query: Did Leon Koziol’s testimony before 2013 Moreland Commission influence Governor Cuomo to dissolve it before public attention turned to his “substantial” child support delinquencies at the time?
We could never get a straight answer on why New York Governor Andrew Cuomo suddenly closed his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in March of last year less than one year since he created it to root out corruption in Albany.
We also could not get answers to a confidential report issued by a reinstatement committee denying Dr. Koziol his license only days after the closure of that Commission. The report contained a copy of Leon’s Moreland testimony with no specifications of any ethical wrongdoings to the present day.
Leon testified about draconian support collection practices in New York’s family courts impacting poor, minority and struggling fathers. We never imagined that a rich governor who once served as state Attorney General would fall in that category. But that’s apparently the case based on a December 7, 2015 story in the New York Post.
Leon’s Moreland testimony was also republished in recent posts here at Leon Koziol.com. It included fictional college degrees used by family judge Daniel King of Lowville, New York to elevate Leon’s support obligations in retaliation for his public speech. Days later this Judge King issued a gag order on this site. We have not shut it down and King’s censorship is being challenged in a higher court. Can you believe all this among towns where our American Revolution was fought?
Leon’s testimony can be viewed here at approximately the 2 hours, 31 minutes and 45 seconds mark:
In a recent post we gave a summary of testimony by victim parents at the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. We also called for a reinstatement of that prematurely dissolved Commission. We asked our thousands of followers to join us in that public appeal.
We made this appeal because early investigations by this Commission led to convictions and indictments of top Legislative leaders such as Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Leader Dean Skelos respectively. We also assumed based on news reports that the Governor himself may be indicted next month.
Sadly no one is investigating corruption in our third branch of government. We need your help to form a citizen organization to do the job they are unwilling to do. But that will require serious donations. No one has made a contribution in many months despite our courageous work. Kindly spread the word and donate to our site.
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