Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: So Many Mass Killers Are Democrats

New York Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. Soon to be 60 years of age, her doctored campaign photos are as fraudulent as her claims of fighting for the benefit of all her constituents.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Seriously Claudia? Did we read that correctly in the Syracuse Post Standard? You’ve come a long way since 2010 when you sat at my dining room table as a tabloid reporter claiming to be concerned about parental equality. That’s when I took my sacrificial stand against child support abuse and father discrimination.

Now you claim to be concerned about our veterans but have done nothing to even look into the “many” veteran suicides, father alienation and seizure of parental authority which has led to fatherless freaks of both major parties who commit these mass murders. That’s because you are a divorcee who once benefited from the Title IV-D entitlement program known as the Child Support Standards Act which is costing federal taxpayers billions of dollars.

Claudia has yet to respond to my reports of Title IV-D abuses and my petition to New York’s Legislature when she served as my Assemblywoman. But her politicizing of a horrific event was horrific enough, and I cannot allow such generalizations to go unanswered. I remain one of her constituents, a Democrat who served the largest city in her district at one time as an elected Democrat councilman and corporation counsel.

Her news quote came while I was preoccupied in Manhattan last week assisting victims of corrupt courts, an issue she should familiarize herself with considering how she has relied on her father’s reputation to be elected to public office after numerous failed efforts prior to her visit at my home. As a state judge, John Tenney was no honorable man as I can prove after winning my first two appeals against him right out of law school.

The Syracuse Post Standard newspaper arrived at my New Hartford home with a February 22, 2018 article (page A16) which informed Claudia Tenny’s 22nd District constituents that mass murderers are primarily Democrats. For whatever bizarre reason, she made those remarks on Talk 1300 Radio in my now neighboring city of Utica, New York.

When called to task by a Syracuse reporter about her non-existent proof to support such a brazen conclusion, she simply responded with a prepared statement which dodged the proof issue altogether saying: “I will continue to stand up for law abiding citizens who are smeared by anti-gun liberal elitists.”

Say what? I am a lifelong Democrat who despises liberal views but I don’t label my political party adversaries, be they Liberal or Republican (as Claudia is), mass murderers. She claims to be a Conservative, but I was endorsed as a Democrat by the Conservative Party in my last run for major public office. So what’s up with this Democrat generalization Claudia?

We need to take a closer look at this woman as a member of Congress because she may well be a hater of numerous ethnic groups not just entire political parties. When her former colleague in the New York Assembly, Anthony Brindisi, announced his run against Claudia last summer, she replied with generalizations about his dad, Louis Brindisi, a reputed mob lawyer (read all about it in my recent book, Satan’s Docket). Her scheme to label the son was answered by Italian-American groups outraged by her stereotypes.

It makes you wonder what Claudia thinks about German-Americans, Native-Americans, Arab-Americans and African-Americans, among others, which comprise the majority of her constituents. I was present at a Rome Polish Home event when Claudia was campaigning for Congress in a failed primary against then incumbent Richard Hanna. What sort of undisclosed stereotypes lurked in her mind among those “type” of people?

As my 6,000 plus followers have been informed time and again, I supported Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. I did so to the point of filing a motion to disqualify Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from my then pending case before the Supreme Court due to her political attacks from chambers against Donald Trump, then a private citizen not yet endorsed by the Republican Party for president.

Over the years, I was there supporting candidates, federal, state and local, regardless of party affiliation for principled reasons, not the almighty buck. Meanwhile elitists like Claudia were hiding on the belief such candidates would lose. It’s called courage, the kind demonstrated by great Democrats such as John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Edmund Muskie.

For Claudia’s benefit next time she stumps for votes at the Polish Clubs of her district, Edmund Muskie was a Polish-American, United States Senator and candidate for Vice President with Hubert Humphrey who lost to one of the most corrupt politicians in American history, Richard Nixon, a Republican. As a Republican herself, does that mean we should label Claudia a corrupt politician?

As concerned parents we must get involved in politics and the election process before our rights are forever lost to the state. We see the”evidence” of it everywhere, a veritable silent and suppressed epidemic at the root of most other societal problems. As an elitist herself, Claudia just doesn’t get it on her high horse today. It’s time to knock her off. Won’t you join me. Call anytime at (315) 796-4000.

Parent equality and whistleblower case docketed today by Supreme Court


By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

It’s entitled Leon R. Koziol v Attorney Grievance Committee of the Third Judicial Department, and it was docketed by the Supreme Court today under Case No. 17-993. Unlike prior filings, this one recognizes my appeal from the high court of New York as a challenge to a “discretionary” decision. It could mean nothing, it could be everything because I am asking our nation’s highest court to review a non-final process of law license reinstatement which does not satisfy the finality requirement for Supreme Court jurisdiction. Hence such petitions are routinely rejected.

However that rule is set aside in cases where a continuation in the lower courts would be a gesture in futility, for example a recurring process due to the bad faith of decision makers or harassment for the exercise of constitutional rights. Mine is precisely such a case, and the high court may have docketed it for the reason that I have been harassed with endless, non-final reinstatement processes for too many years as punishment for my public exposure of court corruption and promotion of shared parenting laws.

In my petition for writ filed for consideration last week (January 9, 2018), I cited the case of In re Snyder, 472 US 634 (1985) where the Supreme Court granted writ to invalidate a six month law license suspension of an attorney who refused to apologize for his criticisms of a fee accountability process. My case carries far greater public import. Indeed if my third of three requests is granted, lawyers across the country would be impacted by open public disciplinary proceedings which would then  benefit all clients in terms of genuine accountability.

In 2015, the Supreme Court did exactly that for all attorneys licensed to practice  in its own court, and it may now be poised to do this for all courts nationwide. What a benefit this could bring to media, justice and reasonable attorney fees. From a personal perspective, what a sweet pay-back it would be for all those lawyers (and lawyers on the bench) who persecuted me for over ten years due to my conscientious stand against my profession. What a sense of justice it could bring for all the moms, dads and innocent children abused in our nation’s divorce and family courts.

Once again I am asking my followers to share this post with media, bloggers and parents everywhere. Organizations and interested parties have an opportunity now to offer amicus briefs in support of my case. But the window period for that is only about two months and I will not donate any more of my valuable time and limited resources. I have sacrificed enough. Here is an opening excerpt from my writ petition docketed today:

Lawyers all across our nation are regularly called upon by the People to challenge abuses of government power. Fearless advocacy is not only a hallmark of the legal profession, it is critical to the maintenance of a free society. But what happens if an unrestrained body of government is able to invidiously suppress such advocacy when the critical argument is directed against it? Do our rights continue to have substance in communities large and small? Do all people benefit the same from safeguards that our military and civilian personnel strive each day to preserve? Is not the whole of a profession called to task?

This case seeks to answer such questions. Throughout our history as leaders of the free world, American lawyers have risked their livelihoods in the quest to assure that our most precious rights are not systematically eroded. Without the unique liberties exercised by our “architects of justice”, it is likely that “separate but equal” doctrine would still be alive and well in our public schools and transportation systems. Countless innocent people might be imprisoned each day out of a lawyer’s fear of state disciplinary retributions.

A civil rights attorney in upstate New York is now asking this Court to review a disciplinary process which harmed his livelihood and parent-child relations simply because he represented minority groups and boldly championed unpopular causes. His ordeal has been compared to that of Nobel Prize candidate Gao Zhisheng, the Chinese lawyer stripped of his law license and denied contact with his children due to his representation of minority groups and criticisms of a communist government. The cause in this case is not garden variety, parental equality remains the final frontier of civil rights reform in America.

Literally, an innocent man was convicted of fabricated misconduct for endeavoring to bring equal rights to a courtroom where children are exploited for money and fathers are being extinguished from the family equation. This conclusion is easily demonstrated below by the proximate exercise of rights and adverse state action. Without the necessary protection for our protectors, any lawyer can fall victim simply by excelling in his or her work at the wrong place and the wrong time.

If you have something genuine to contribute (not war stories, keyboard pontifications or requests for free advice), call me at my office at (315) 380-3420 or personally at (315) 796-4000. You can also make a donation here, purchase my newly released book entitled Satan’s Docket, or obtain other professional services which I offer at


Protester in Poland Burned Alive Like America’s Thomas Ball With Far Greater World Attention


Parental Rights are everyone’s concern

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

According to this week’s Associated Press, hundreds of people marched in the streets of Warsaw, Poland “to honor a man who set himself on fire to protest policies by Poland’s ruling (political) party.” He was protesting a destruction of the rule of law and democracy in the country. Sounds a lot like our government bureaucracy in Washington which is destroying parental liberties through the rule of money and taxation.

The article goes on to report that this human rights hero, Piotr Szczesny, a 54 year old chemist, “set himself on fire on Oct. 19 and died more than a week later… (leaving) a letter explaining that he was protesting a government (that was) limiting civil liberties, violating the constitution and making Poland an object of ridicule internationally.”

Wow! This Szczesny guy could be living here in America and making the same statement about our bureaucratic liberals, their incessant attacks on our duly elected president, and what they are doing in Washington to take away our human rights. Their socialist manifesto is the only form of free speech allowed in this country. Any other opinion will be suppressed, censored and discredited in the most ruthless manner.

Thomas Ball was a 58 year old American father whose family roots trace back to Mary Ball, the mother of George Washington (whose statues may soon be torn down by these same fanatic leftists). On June 15, 2011, he sat down quietly on the steps of a New Hampshire family court to protest child control practices which deprived him of contact with his offspring. He poured gas over his head, lit himself up and died almost instantly.

There were no street protests, no court reforms, no international news coverage, indeed this human holocaust barely made the Boston Globe. They merely washed his ashes into the sewer. Granted, he left a manifesto of his own urging people to firebomb these courts, but the constitutional violations he cited have only grown worse in our nation’s family courts (supported by federal Title IV-D funding).

Everyone is then aghast at the growing forms of domestic violence and mass murders occurring across the country, our most recent horrific event this past Sunday in a church no less. When citizens are deprived fair and just treatment in our courts of law, they will take their grievances to the streets, securing their own forms of justice. Until meaningful reforms occur in these “constitution-free” tribunals, that violence will only grow. There is no escaping it.

It is a rule of last resort when a good parent is turned evil in the face of a debtor prison for a parenting tax which has no accountability. Family courts hide this reality with propaganda such as “child support” and “custody awards.” To make this lucrative system work, one parent has to be marginalized, alienated or outright removed from his or her children’s lives. “Noncustodial parents” are actually paying for government’s seizure of their own offspring.

Shared parenting legislation is routinely crushed because it generates no revenue from our federal government and much less family controversy for lawyers to exploit. You will find no accountability from a self-regulating court system or investigative reporting because the rule of money controls our media through advertising and gutter politics have eclipsed common sense and human rights, leaving confused victims to self-help remedies.

Today is election day for family judge candidates throughout the country. In the upstate New York county of Oneida, a family judge race is on the ballot. There has been no debate on the real issues, only the standard fraud that “I’m doing this for our children” en route to a $2.5 million salary intake over the course of a ten year term (when looking at the graduating scale of increases set annually by a new “commission” in place of our Legislature).

This giant farce prompted me to pay for advertisements behind a write-in candidate, a sort of “none-of-the-above” protest against not only the perpetrators of this sick anti-family system but the selection process which leaves us with no real choices. Although I have received resounding support (as a former city corporation counsel and county executive candidate), it is unlikely that voters will make the quick trip and write in a preference (even though voting is free of charge).

There were only two ads in a single newspaper making the write-in suggestion, no signs, radio or television commercials. And there was no request to vote for me in particular. Hence no great expectations exist because there has never been a write-in candidate who made the voting radar here. But we can make a statement for reform and that depends on the victims taking action for their own sake.

Ironically, the family judge election is the lead race in this year’s off-season. Yet a look at the same newspaper’s election day editorial encouraging people to vote reveals a full range of local races highlighted. Not one mention is made of the family court race. Coincidental? Is it also coincidental that secondary and social media like this one, Leon, are being monitored and censored?

As Adolph Hitler once said in Mein Kampf, if you can convince the people that the state is looking out for their children, they will “happily” give up their rights. Kindly share this message, and as always, feel free to contact me at our office at (315) 380-3420 or my cell at (315) 796-4000. I will be in Manhattan again this week lobbying for a federal investigation of my ordeal, other horrific cases and family courts generally, but I will get back to as many callers that I can.


And if you don’t think there are a lot of angry moms and dads out there, here is one of many write-in votes being committed to me today. This one has no name, caller ID or presence on any of my contact lists. But to write me in with capital letters and a photo taken at the voting booth for proof, I have to feel good about it despite the overwhelming odds.

This addition to today’s post comes at 3:35 pm and election district records will show that I have not voted yet. I’m not sure how many of these write-ins they will recognize because I have no poll monitors, but it’s nice to see the boldness in commitment to my reform message.



IT’S NOW AVAILABLE: Shocking new book entitled, Satan’s Docket

Angie Policelli, a long time follower of this site,  congratulates civil rights advocate, Leon Koziol on his newly completed book at Panera Bread cafe in New Hartford, New York. Book signing events are anticipated for this autumn.

This shocking book is now available at

Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

(315) 380-3420

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

These courts have been transformed into a trillion dollar industry harming parents, families and children. Highly protected by special interests and bar associations, reform efforts have been viciously censored and eclipsed by “child protection” propaganda. My ordeal is a prime example. I will use this book to demand a comprehensive investigation by the Justice Department.

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.

For this reason, my book is spiced with real life experiences ranging from high profile trials to my adventures across the country and Europe. There is a healthy dose of intrigue, humor and even romance exceeded only by the vast education to benefit anyone implicated by divorce, custody, support or other family litigation.

Major segments are devoted to my experiences in upstate New York, from casino litigation to local politics. Familiar names, forgotten villains and even famous people are featured in a 22 chapter plot. It is a veritable encyclopedia or crash course for litigants certain to inspire outrage and reform long overdue in this corrupt industry. The following chapter titles will give you its flavor:


Table  of  Contents

Part One:  Corruption

Chapter 1:  Return to Paris

Chapter 2:  Overground Railroad

Chapter 3:  Religion Under Seige

Chapter 4:  Downloading the Mind

Chapter 5:  Judge Paris Calls Paris

Chapter 6:  Weaving a Tangled Web

Chapter 7:  Soulmate Encounter

Chapter 8:  Amber Alert

Chapter 9:  Gender Skirmish

Chapter 10:  Shark Attack

Chapter 11: Earth’s Child


Part Two:  Carnage

Chapter 12: A Wedding to Die For

Chapter 13: Daddy, I want to go there!

Chapter 14: Mermaid Island

Chapter 15: Diamond Girls

Chapter 16:  Killing the Dream

Chapter 17: Orchestrated Law

Chapter 18: Sum of All Evils

Chapter 19: Snake Bite

Chapter 20: Shopping with Martha

Chapter 21: Alcohol Related Holocaust

Chapter 22: King Eby

Epilogue: The Divorce Coliseum





Women Deplorables Ignite Movement to Nominate Donald Trump for Nobel Prize

America’s First Family

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

If you thought the election of Donald Trump was impossible, brace yourselves for his next achievement. There is now a grass roots movement to qualify our American president for a Nobel Prize. Unthinkable you say? Think again.

Other than being a tenacious politician, what qualified Barack Obama for the Nobel Prize after his inauguration in 2009? Even Barack was shocked at the time. After all, what prior achievements did he have as a senator from Illinois?

There are too many parallels to deny Donald Trump this award. Both had their skin color working against them, both achieved historic elections, both were excessively scrutinized, and they both beat Hillary Clinton. Even liberals are getting behind the nomination.

But the greatest indicator of his qualifications is his message. He was elected to drain a swamp that his critics denounced as nonexistent. Then, less than one day after his inauguration, the swamp showed up in our nation’s capital for the world to see.

The so-called “Women’s March on Washington” did not include the near 50% of women who only weeks earlier had voted for Donald Trump, their lone target. But it did include the deplorables that Hillary must have been talking about weeks before that.

And what a swamp it was. As they say, a photo tells a thousand words, and the ones spreading across the internet left us speechless. Never before did a civilized society display so much vulgarity, obesity, hypocrisy, child abuse and sexual degradation.

Indeed the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King would would have condemned this freak show from Babylon in an instant. Their message was free and clear. So is ours today. Drain this giant swamp and the others in our nation’s divorce and family courts.

We parents have to unite to take back our children before they are swallowed whole by that dreadful swamp. Our religious institutions, public safety officers, military and veterans, and moral citizens of America must answer a patriotic call to duty.

I don’t envy Donald Trump’s challenge. However he is clearly on a road never traveled before, like Barack Obama, but this road is a heroic one that exceeds anything previously attempted. And that makes Donald Trump far more qualified for the Nobel Prize.

Administrator’s Note:  As our many thousands of followers worldwide know, we do not employ vulgarity or sexually graphic images on this site. However an exception was made in an earlier version of this post to make our case for major reforms in our divorce and family courts. The photos featured there were taken off the internet and are the sick by-product of state seizures of our parental authority. We are losing our family traditions and moral fiber of a nation. Keep in mind, these disgusting protesters were out in the streets of our nation’s capital where any child, parent or tourist could have viewed them. This is the vulgar-free version of that post.

We are a family court watchdog group offering a variety of professional services to victimized moms and dads. You will find details here at and You can also call our office at (315) 380-3420 or Dr. Koziol directly at (315) 796-4000. Kindly share this post with your friends, family and co-workers.

Bring Public Accountability to Your Court Ordeal



Welcome to an extraordinary opportunity to obtain justice on your case.

Let’s face it, mainstream media is ignoring corruption in our nation’s divorce and family courts. That’s because bar associations across America are suppressing a trillion dollar industry. Tremendous harm has resulted throughout today’s society. So as parents, we have a duty to publish our own documentaries through secondary and social media. Here at Parenting Rights Institute, we are a part of that movement. You can be too.

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 major media can fall short of an ideal product because the sponsors are unfamiliar with these courts. Time and again we have seen shows that promote propaganda of the child “experts” who have never had children 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 media. You can view some of it on our  media page at So we certainly have the expertise to do your documentary right and in a way that meets your needs because he is a parent and legal expert. It’s 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 with the citizen challenges for preserving our constitutional rights.

Few others have proven to be so bold and tenacious. If there is a will, there is a way, and together we strive for success. We have 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. Learn of other achievements on this site.

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 documentaries for media, public agencies and watchdog groups. He 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. It 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 production for a possible show. It would not be his first.

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.

How Serious is Judicial Misconduct in America?


By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

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.

The judiciary is our least accountable branch of government. Anyone who dares to reform it can expect severe retributions with no recourse. Judges enjoy absolute immunity for their reckless and even malicious acts. Judicial conduct commissions from New York to California are window dressing entities influenced by politics, typically investigating less than 10% of complaints.

So what does that mean to you? How do you know if your case is not already fixed, rigged or bought-off? You’re spending thousands, even millions of dollars in lawyer fees while your judge has already decided against you due to a bribe or political influence. Are you shocked by that, naive about the people in robes? Well here at Leon and Parenting Rights Institute, we have generated shocking examples of judicial and lawyer misconduct from our work all across America.

We are an up and coming “Judicial Watch” for divorce and family courts, doing the work where our oversight commissions are failing us. Currently we are soliciting investors and donors to upgrade our effectiveness. We will come into your community, home or court to monitor your case and seek accountability for any misconduct. As Director of Parenting Rights Institute with nearly 30 years of trial experience in both federal and state courts, I am dedicated to exposing corruption. It may be the only way you can secure true justice and turn things around.

Look us up at 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 by 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. That was the reply given by lawyers to my petition to have a custody judge removed from my own case due to “political espionage” ordered of a resistant chief clerk of a family court. She sued and recovered $600,000 against him for retaliation, see Morin v Tormey, 626 F.3d 40 (2nd Cir. 2010).

Fortunately that same judge did step down because he was later removed altogether from the bench for admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece: In re Bryan Hedges, 20 NY3d 677 (2013). I emphasized that outcome in testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption at Pace University in 2013. Only weeks later, I was deprived access to my daughters and subjected to a report impairing my law license.

That report by an unethical ethics committee, as I called it, was issued within days of the premature dissolution of that Commission. The lawyers engaged in the witch hunt in retribution for my public criticisms were ultimately fired for falsifying their time sheets. Yet no public charges, criminal or ethical were ever pursued against them unlike the rest of us when we steal from our employers. This can be explained by the greater misconduct which might be exposed during such a prosecution, thereby undermining public trust in our judiciary. Yet these are the standard bearers of lawyer ethics charged with a duty to correct overbilling practices.

The Moreland Commission was dissolved when evidence began implicating top state leaders later convicted of federal crimes (Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Leader Dean Skelos). One of its members was later named Chief Justice of New York’s high court. If we focus only on corruption cases involving children and families, the condition of our divorce system nationally gets really scary, much beyond any erosion of “public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary,” United States v Cossey, 632 F.3d 82 (2nd Cir. 2011).

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.

Dr. Koziol & Associates at Supreme Court in June, 2016 to announce the filing of a case seeking accountability for parents victimized in our federal and state courts