Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and Larry David among those named in a lawsuit today against Ponzi scammer Sam Bankman-Fried, implicating congressional leaders

LEON R. KOZIOL, J.D.

CITIZEN COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION, INC.

BREAKING NEWS FOR INVESTORS AND FAMILY COURT VICTIMS:

A FEDERAL LAWSUIT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY AGAINST NFL QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY, SUPERMODEL GISELE BUNDCHEN AND COMEDIAN LARRY DAVID, AMONG OTHER CELEBRITIES, WHO PROMOTED THE NOW SENSATIONAL $16 BILLION PONZI SCHEME CARRIED OUT BY 30-YEAR-OLD SAM BANKMAN-FRIED.

THE FALL-OUT FROM THIS GARGANTUAN FRAUD IS ONLY BEGINNING, BUT ALL AMERICANS ARE HARMED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, AND SHOULD PAY HEED TO THE ISSUES OF FAILED REGULATIONS, OFFICIAL IMMUNITIES AND AGENCY OVERSIGHT.

THIS IS BECAUSE YOU MAY ALREADY BE AN UNKNOWING VICTIM.

EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT, TAXPAYERS MIGHT BE CALLED UPON TO BAIL OUT THE INVESTORS WRONGFULLY DEFRAUDED DUE TO GOVERNMENT COMPLICITY IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL SCANDAL.

AS REVELATIONS CONTINUE TO UNFOLD SHOWING THAT DEMOCRAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ACCEPTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BANKMAN-FRIED, THE TIP OF THIS ICEBERG MAY DRAIN MUCH MORE THAN A SWAMP, IT MAY SINK CAPITOL HILL ITSELF.

THE NEWLY ANNOUNCED, PROPOSED CLASS ACTION MAY BE EXPANDED EVENTUALLY TO INCLUDE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, RIVALING THE CAMP LEJEUNE CLAIMS.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ENJOY LEGISLATIVE AND SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY WHILE ENGAGED IN OFFICIAL BUSINESS BUT MAY BE STRIPPED OF SUCH PROTECTIONS IF A COURT FINDS THEY WERE ACTING OUTSIDE THEIR SCOPE OF OFFICE, i.e. PRIVATE INVESTING.

IN MY OWN EXPERIENCE AS A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL LITIGATOR FOR MORE THAN 23-YEARS (BEFORE I WAS TARGETED AS A JUDICIAL WHISTLEBLOWER), I FILED A SIMILAR PROPOSED CLASS ACTION.

ITS GOAL, AMONG OTHERS, WAS TO REMOVE VARIOUS IMMUNITIES THAT PREVENTED PARENTS VICTIMIZED BY DRACONIAN SUPPORT COLLECTION TACTICS AND PARENTAL ALIENATION FROM SEEKING REDRESS IN OUR FEDERAL COURTS.

SUCH IMMUNITIES WERE RAISED BY THOSE WHO HAVE UNDULY INTERFERED WITH OUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF PARENTING, ONE THAT OUR SUPREME COURT HAS REPEATEDLY DECLARED TO BE “THE OLDEST LIBERTY INTEREST PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION.”

THE NUMBERS ENGAGED IN THAT INTERFERENCE WERE GROWING BY THE DAY, REQUIRING ME TO NAME A WIDE RANGE OF DEFENDANTS TO MAKE THAT POINT. THESE WERE PERSONS AND ENTITIES EFFECTIVELY SUBSTITUTING AS PARENTS.

CHECK OUT THE RESULTING 46-PAGE DECISION AT:

PARENT V STATE, 786 F. SUPP. 2D 516 (NDNY 2011).

THIS WAS ALSO A CONSOLIDATED ACTION ULTIMATELY DISMISSED DUE TO ITS BROAD IMPLICATIONS AND INFLUENCE OF THE MANY NAMED DEFENDANTS.

IF YOU ARE NOT MOVED BY ANY OF THIS, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND LEARN THE OBSTACLES TO PRO SE LAWSUITS SEEKING MAJOR PRECEDENT AT http://www.leonkoziol.com.

INDEED, THE FEDERAL FUNDING PROGRAM KNOWN AS TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, WHICH REWARDS JUDGES BY THE NUMBER AND SIZE OF SUPPORT ORDERS SATISFIED BY THE STATES, MAY ITSELF BE A PONZI SCHEME.

SO DON’T JUST SCROLL PAST THIS POST BEFORE READING IT IN FULL.

A NONPROFIT ACTION GROUP HAS RECENTLY BEEN ESTABLISHED TO DO THE JOB THAT OVERSIGHT AGENCIES ARE NOT. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT: http://www.citizencommissionagainstcorruption.org.

LEND US YOUR SUPPORT AND SPREAD THE WORD.

Author Leon Koziol, J.D.

Dr. Leon Koziol is a civil rights advocate who practiced law for more than two decades in federal and state courts. He appeared on the CBS program 60 Minutes for his defense of landowners targeted for eviction by native-American tribes alleging violations of ancient treaties. As an upstate New York city corporation counsel, he secured a federal court verdict invalidating a mayoral gag order.

Relevant case citations include, Koziol v Hanna, 107 F.2d 170 (NDNY 2000); Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir.2004); Oneida Indian Nation v County of Oneida, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (NDNY); Peterman v Pataki, 2004 NY Slip Op 51092(U) and Parent v State, 786 F. Supp. 2d 516 (NDNY 2011).

The latter was a consolidated case intended as a class action on behalf of victimized parents in divorce and family courts. It was part of the author’s bold challenge to judicial and sovereign immunity which led to severe retributions upon his law licenses and parent-child relationships. The horrific ordeal which led to a near death climax in 2020 was captured in his book, Whistleblower in Paris, published in 2021.

Dr. Koziol can be contacted directly at leonkoziol@gmail.com and (315) 796-4000.

Congressional Leaders Are Already Dodging the Bankman-Fried Ponzi Scandal and the stolen money donated to Democrat candidates

Dr. Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc.

The ranking Democrat member of the House Financial Services Committee, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, is already dodging important questions from reporters on breaking news of a massive Ponzi scheme carried out by Sam Bankman-Fried, a trader in worthless crypto currency, which was never made known by Wall Street regulators.

Instead, this unprecedented scandal was exposed by a competitor, leading to shocking revelations that a 30-year-old scammer used investor monies to the tune of millions for donations to Democrat candidates. In the same manner that Bernie Madoff stole more than $65 billion from his investors, this is how Bankman-Fried hopes to dodge criminal liability, and it begs the question, how much more would the latter have stolen if not for the fortuitous revenge exacted by this competitor.

Fortunately, Bahama authorities have temporarily blocked Bankman-Fried’s clandestine effort to move his collapsed businesses to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) which has no extradition treaty with the United States. In reality, with U.S. authorities lagging on this vast crime spree, it buys time for Bankman-Fried to lobby for other modes of underworld immunity.

To be sure, while mainstream media continue to interview this con-artist for juicy details, the con-artist continues to patronize them with disclosures that he is occupied with video games during the emerging crisis. Indeed the New York Times published an interview which made it all look like a bad business decision. That article ignored the “elephant in the courtroom” which questions how any legitimate business enterprise could amass $32 billion in stated assets in such a short period. This is where Joe Biden’s 87,000 newly hired IRS agents should be assigned as opposed to small-time middle class.

The entire catastrophe leads to the inescapable conclusion that all of Washington is in some manner engaged in corruption and cover-ups until exposed by outside victims.

It would be nearly comical if not for the millions of dollars stolen from a wide range of unsuspecting investors who will never see their life savings restored. In a matter of days, reported assets of Bankman-Fried fell from $16 billion (yes, that’s billions with a “B”) to zero. This comes after the boy-scammer amassed twice that much while in his twenties. The question now becomes, will these Democrat beneficiaries return that donated money to innocent constituents or will they choose to cover up what may be the greatest financial-political scandal in American history?

This scandal should incite all Americans to get up in arms. Instead, law-abiding citizens have allowed themselves to become “deer in the headlights,” considered “stupid” and easily duped. Ominously, such con-artists are growing in number by the day to infect communities across the country. Indeed, even former president Bill Clinton fell for this scammer’s hollow investment promises.

Unfortunately, whistleblowers everywhere charged with a duty to uphold self-governing principles of our Constitution will instead remain timid by-standers more engrossed with such distractions as Tic-Toc, Amazon shopping and assorted social exchanges on the internet. So much for alternate accountability through secondary media and “citizen journalism.”

But there is hope. A concerned group has established a nonprofit organization known as the Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc. Through its timely creation in 2021, a trustworthy commitment has been made to set up offices and qualified staff across the country to investigate neglected complaints and hold wrongdoers duly accountable.

To make this patriotic commitment a reality, however, financial support is needed Check out the relevant website at http://www.citizencommissionagainstcorruption.org. You can also contact this author directly at leonkoziol@gmail.com or (315) 796-4000 for more information.

Spread the word!

Author Leon Koziol, J.D.

Dr. Leon Koziol is a civil rights advocate who practiced law for more than two decades in federal and state courts. He appeared on the CBS program 60 Minutes for his defense of landowners targeted for eviction by native-American tribes alleging violations of ancient treaties. As an upstate New York city corporation counsel, he secured a federal court verdict invalidating a mayoral gag order.

Relevant case citations include, Koziol v Hanna, 107 F.2d 170 (NDNY 2000); Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir.2004); Oneida Indian Nation v County of Oneida, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (NDNY); Peterman v Pataki, 2004 NY Slip Op 51092(U) and Parent v State, 786 F. Supp. 2d 516 (NDNY 2011).

The latter was a consolidated case intended as a class action on behalf of victimized parents in divorce and family courts. It was part of the author’s bold challenge to judicial and sovereign immunity which led to severe retributions upon his law licenses and parent-child relationships. The horrific ordeal which led to a near death climax in 2020 was captured in his book, Whistleblower in Paris, published in 2021.

Dr. Koziol can be contacted directly at leonkoziol@gmail.com and (315) 796-4000.

While activists chastise Dave Chappelle for his SNL comedy monologue, Sam Bankman-Fried gets a softball feature on his $16 billion Ponzi scandal

Dr. Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc.

Antisemitism activists were quick to condemn long time comedian Dave Chappelle for his SNL monologue this week, one that referenced Kanye West and Kyrie Irving. Meanwhile the New York Times did a softball story on breaking news of a $16 billion Ponzi scandal committed by 29-year-old crypto currency mastermind Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF).

According to the New York Post, at least one top financial regulator, Sheila Bair, compared the SBF scandal to the $65 billion Ponzi scheme of Bernie Madoff. But the latter was carried out over a period of years while the current one was completed virtually overnight. In a matter of days, reported assets of FTX, Bankman-Fried’s exchange firm, fell from $16 billion to zero leaving investors without recourse.

It would be expected that regulators learned a lesson from the 2008 Madoff tragedy with greatly improved oversight. Madoff succeeded by courting both sides of the aisle as chairman of NASDAQ and trader of fraudulent holdings. SBF did the same by using other people’s money in worthless crypto investments to make campaign donations to Democrats. Also, like Madoff, greed ruled the process when SBF targeted his main competitor, Changpeng Zhao and his exchange firm Binance. That set off an announced withdrawal of SBF-FTX investments by Zhao that led to the collapse.

The New York Times endeavored to frame this catastrophe as a bad business move, but that slant collapsed just as quickly when news of SBFs attempts to move his failed enterprise to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (UAE) was made known. That country is one of the few that has no extradition treaty with the United States. Much more telling was the lack of accountability regarding the $16 billion void in reported assets as regulators swarmed to a futile rescue of defrauded victims.

The shock which spread across the nation in 2008 regarding the comparable void in Madoff assets was met with a front-page analysis in the Wall Street Journal that depicted Madoff as “the Jewish connection.” Indeed, Bernie Madoff betrayed no moral fiber as he stole from Jewish and Gentile investors alike. Most contemptable was his audacity to swindle Jewish charity groups and research institutions. Even at Madoff’s death behind bars, there were no sources to reimburse such victims.

So history now repeats itself with the protege learning the chicanery of his virtual mentor to achieve the glitz popularized in the blockbuster film, Wall Street. But once again, this is no fictional work by Stephen King. It’s a real-life American tragedy that ruined entire lives. Such tragedies could be averted with reliable protections for whistleblowers, however, that utopian world is sabotaged by those who profit from free speech abuses. Reporters duly qualified to expose these catastrophes are subjugated and even exiled by the beneficiaries of these trillion-dollar industries that employ highly influential special interests and lobby groups.

The censorship has now extended to comedy such as that displayed by Dave Chappelle this past weekend. A viewing of his tip-toe monologue reveals nothing earth-shattering. Nevertheless, it managed to elicit oversensitive reactions to the kind of humor championed by Lewis Black, Lenny Bruce, Chris Rock and George Carlin. Like cancel culture, our First Amendment values have been steadily eroded to facilitate that new world order of mind control. Anything that fails to conform with the views of this ordered society is demeaned as stupid, terrorizing and otherwise removable from any town square platform.

The question then becomes, who is the idyllic referee to rule upon acceptable and offensive speech? And what standards can be agreed upon that would permit the kind of quotes attributed to Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson to make our rights possible in the first place? An example of today’s misguided nature of public discourse is the pompous commentary of Charles Barkley reacting to the ongoing suspension of NBA superstar Kyrie Irving:

Appearing Monday on CNN This Morning, the vocal TNT analyst (Charles Barkley) said the Brooklyn Nets “rightfully” suspended the point guard, who posted (a) link to an antisemitic film on Twitter.

“People have the right to feel and say what they want to,” Barkley said. “We have freedom of speech, but there are repercussions when you say certain things.”

Barkley believes people are trying to get away with saying terrible things by using freedom of speech as a defense.

“This thing with free speech has really gotten out of hand,” he added. “You can’t go around insulting people and think it’s OK just because it’s freedom of speech.”

When asked about “cancel culture,” Barkley said he doesn’t like seeing people losing their jobs. However, he noted that few people truly get “canceled” and said someone should “be called to the carpet” when saying something offensive.

“You should be called out if you said something stupid. Hey, I’ve been called out many times. I have no problem with that.”

Two weeks ago, Barkley said the NBA “dropped the ball” by not suspending Irving. He lamented that the TNT crew was “talking about this idiot” instead of basketball.

Author Leon Koziol, J.D.

Dr. Leon Koziol is a civil rights advocate who practiced law for more than two decades in federal and state courts. He appeared on the CBS program 60 Minutes for his defense of landowners targeted for eviction by native-American tribes alleging violations of ancient treaties. As an upstate New York city corporation counsel, he secured a federal court verdict invalidating a mayoral gag order.

Relevant case citations include, Koziol v Hanna, 107 F.2d 170 (NDNY 2000); Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir.2004); Oneida Indian Nation v County of Oneida, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (NDNY); Peterman v Pataki, 2004 NY Slip Op 51092(U) and Parent v State, 786 F. Supp. 2d 516 (NDNY 2011).

The latter was a consolidated case intended as a class action on behalf of victimized parents in divorce and family courts. It was part of the author’s bold challenge to judicial and sovereign immunity which led to severe retributions upon his law licenses and parent-child relationships. The horrific ordeal which led to a near death climax in 2020 was captured in his book, Whistleblower in Paris, published in 2021.

Dr. Koziol can be contacted directly at leonkoziol@gmail.com and (315) 796-4000.

Karens of the Corn: How Many Have You Met?

Dr. Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Parenting Rights Institute

You’ll find them everywhere: “Karens” posing as substitute parents dictating how we should raise our children. They lurk, often in disguise, among our schools, neighborhoods and most harmfully, our family courts. It is a recent phenomenon defying centuries of human tradition and successful child rearing to a point of utter chaos in today’s society.

The true parents are finally awakening to this phenomenon, registering vocal complaints at school board meetings against woke mandates, creationist prohibitions, and the growing fixations with gender reassignments. They are challenging the resulting displacements of the most basic learning skills expected by a moral majority of taxpaying citizens.

The trending chaos is largely sourced in an antiquated child control doctrine carried over from feudal England known as Parens Patriae. Its continued utility as “the law” of domestic relations is leading to a parentless society reminiscent of Stephen King’s best-seller, Children of the Corn. Its plot features a cult of children who overtake a rural town by eliminating all parents. A traveling couple then stumbles upon the evil world they have created only to jeopardize their very lives.

The story’s parallel to a new world order being promoted in our public institutions is astounding.

This post is intended to reach those having a spiritual side who might better relate to this parallel. It is not fringe, fantasy or devoid of factual support but based on an inescapable conclusion emerging from an increasingly demonic world. As a lawyer turned author and human rights advocate now focused on exposing corruption in our courts, I have come across horrific events in my travels that cannot be explained in any other logical way.

Take, for example, the countless children scheming to murder their parents for inheritance purposes and the undeniable explosion of mass murders being committed by deranged juveniles. No less demonic, consider 2-year old Gabriella “Gabby” Boyd in White Plains, New York whose mother chose to murder this defenseless child rather than give up custody to a father who successfully exposed her dangerous conduct. The judge failed to act timely, and the mother is now serving a 25-year sentence.

Then there’s Michael Valva, a father who managed to gain custody over his autistic, 8-year old boy over the desperate pleas of a fit mother warning the court that her son would be at great risk as a result. The judge there disregarded those pleas in callous fashion and acted contrary to law by denying a hearing or genuine concern for the child’s “best interests.” Experts and lay persons familiar with this tragedy questioned how such mistreatment could be considered superior to conventional child rearing.

Answers eventually emerged from court transcripts and news reports revealing that this judge, Hope Schwartz Zimmerman, was more ego-driven by the alleged failures of that mother to comply with all her anal directives. The boy, Thomas Valva, died shortly afterward when the father left him in a freezing garage overnight as a form of punishment. That father was quickly fired as an NYPD officer and charged with murder.

Reform efforts have failed to elicit shared parenting doctrines that could reduce or eliminate the custody mandate and its human carnage. Thomas Ball recognized these failures and resorted to the ultimate sacrifice. A war veteran, he was denied access to his daughter based on allegations that he slapped her on one occasion. It subjected him to costly forensic evaluations to a point of futility. He then chose to burn himself alive on the steps of a New Hampshire family court as a form of protest.

A police investigator in Utica, New York facing draconian support enforcement measures chose another form of protest. Alleged to have resorted to domestic violence, he was subjected to protection orders, confiscation of weapons and reassignment of duties. The relentless humiliation became his last straw. He completed a murder-suicide at the marital home using a common kitchen knife. It left four children without parents. Fault had to be placed somewhere in the face of public pressure, so the city settled a wrongful death case for $2 million.

These family court dysfunctions and resulting horrors constitute a tiny fraction of tragedies resulting from a lucrative, tyrannical and antiquated child custody framework. The bulk of misguided decision making remains in a perpetual state of denial or cover-up to protect a trillion-dollar industry at the expense of unrepresented taxpayers, innocent children, disjointed families and subjugated parents. It is no fictional thriller but a barbaric reality reflective of the combatants in a Roman Coliseum.

Indeed, otherwise cooperating parents are ordered to battle for that almighty custody “award” in a public forum. This so-called justice system has only increased needless controversy to a point of forcing one or both parents out of their children’s lives. In social circles such outcomes are lumped into a category of “dead beat” parenting. In psychological terms it has been diagnosed as Parent Alienation Syndrome. In the legal profession, it has been blamed privately on disgruntled clients to justify exorbitant fees, and in politics, it has become a crisis to exploit for taxing purposes.

Despite a century of Supreme Court decisions emphasizing that the natural right of parenting is a fundamental liberty interest protected by the Constitution, and that the state commands no property ownership over our children, the band plays on. Meanwhile, our grand ship as a civilized society continues to sink along with so many others in history that stood idle while demonic possessions invaded their towns and cities.

What do the midterm elections mean for victims of family court corruption?

Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D.

Parenting Rights Institute

As followers of my blog site at http://www.leonkoziol.com know, my 23 unblemished years as a highly successful civil rights attorney was erased along with my parent-child relationships in retaliation for my exposure of court corruption and funding abuses connected to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. After 12 years of inhuman persecution, this resulted in my hospitalization for a life-threatening condition on December 23, 2020.

Despite a dire prognosis, my daughters have yet to call or visit me two years later as part of a lucrative child custody tactic known as parental alienation. I have never been reported for abuse or neglect even by a spiteful ex-wife and never found to be unfit by any judge. The details of my ordeal are captured in my newly published book, Whistleblower in Paris. A highly informative, expert summary is provided on the book’s website and elsewhere on this blog, but suffice it to say, I’m still here for some fateful reason.

And that leads us to today’s timely post in the wake of midterm elections and the increased gridlock it will bring on the subject of parent-child separations at our borders and in our courts. A great hypocrisy continues to infect this human rights crisis with citizen parents being systematically separated from their children while greater concern is being exhibited for their illegal counterparts. Families have become politicized to avenge the egos of both Democrat and Republican leaders to a point where our very Capitol was invaded by protesters.

Only recently have parents awaken to the realities of a new world order bent on removing parent involvement in our schools. Yet they remain woefully short of the focus needed behind a larger, all-encompassing threat at the core of our constitutional government. I have been exposing this threat since 2010 when I took a public stand against my profession. Unfortunately, apathy ruled the day despite my precedent-seeking-lawsuits, lobbying initiatives in Congress and public rallies that included a 2019 Parent March on Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue under police escort between the Trump White House and Supreme Court.

My girls have long entered colleges that have not been disclosed to me, so none of my continued sacrifices or reform efforts really matter anymore. However current victims in our divorce and family courts remain as “Deer in the Headlights” with unscrupulous lawyers and ego-driven judges exploiting them for their misplaced trust. This crisis is now on the verge of exploding as moms and dads speak out at public meetings. Their impatience is well justified by impotent oversight, whistleblower retributions and leadership changes that effectively conceal unequal treatment.

Doubters need go no further than a high-profile case filed by seventeen (17) states against Donald Trump in 2018 to verify. It sought declaratory and injunctive relief against federal practices that separated illegal immigrants from their children. It represented a back-door way of encouraging more illegal behavior, and we see the harmful impacts today across America. Meanwhile parent-child separations among legal residents were quickly dispensed as tedious squabbles. In my case, for example, the separations were clearly malicious with no regard for collateral victims such as extended family.

The 2018 lawsuit received early attention due to media posturing of a federal judge. An exigent (temporary) order was immediately entered which put a stop to Trump’s separation policies. A venue change was then granted to the Southern District of California where it has languished to the present day. Among other things, the first judge ordered a re-drafting of pleadings to conform with federal rules of procedure regarding basic typeset prior to her transfer order. These pleadings were drafted by high-profile lawyers enjoying top hourly rates and political influence.

It is worth mentioning that many of my own lawsuits seeking identical relief against our family courts suffered no such humiliation on the opening pleadings. My first precedent-seeking case was commenced nine years prior to the Trump filing and, like their lawsuit, was based on both procedural and substantive due process in addition to equal protection violations. My adversaries included the Justice Department, New York Attorney General and similar high-profile law firms.

Two of my lawsuits of similar nature were consolidated, and there was no request or court order to suggest that either was frivolous (unlike some election-denier lawsuits today). However, because I sought to invalidate judicial immunity and open the door for pro se parents to obtain compensation in our federal courts, I was targeted and misrepresented in the lawsuits I was forced to lodge later on.

You can look up my case and its 46-page decision at Parent v State, 786 F.2d 516 (NDNY 2011). It remains astounding that, once again, I have acted with exceptional fortitude, constitutional resolve and litigation experience to anticipate today’s crises and act accordingly, see i.e. Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004)($333,000 civil rights verdict argued before Justice Sonia Sotomayor); Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (NDNY 2000)(First Amendment case as city corporation counsel in federal court ultimately successful in removing a mayoral gag order).

My combined skills to benefit human rights victims today have been suspended since Parent v State was litigated. This represents additional collateral damage associated with the retributions as victims struggle to find competent representation. As victims yourselves, you need to get active right now. Avoid the trolls, beneficiaries, laziness and lame excuses, the self-appointed lawyers and voo-doo advice they dispense on the internet. Support our cause, both financially and virally. I cannot do this alone, and frankly, I have no incentive these days to continue.

In the balance hangs our cause of liberty and fundamental parenting rights under the Constitution.

Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D.

(315) 380-3420

The Great Hypocrisy in Parent-Child Separations as our federal government enters new era of gridlock after midterm elections

Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D.

Parenting Rights Institute

As followers of my blog site at http://www.leonkoziol.com know, my 23 unblemished years as a highly successful civil rights attorney was erased along with my parent-child relationships in retaliation for my exposure of court corruption and funding abuses connected to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. After 12 years of inhuman persecution, this resulted in my hospitalization for a life-threatening condition on December 23, 2020.

Despite a dire prognosis, my daughters have yet to call or visit me two years later as part of a lucrative child custody tactic known as parental alienation. I have never been reported for abuse or neglect even by a spiteful ex-wife and never found to be unfit by any judge. The details of my ordeal are captured in my newly published book, Whistleblower in Paris. A highly informative, expert summary is provided on the book’s website and elsewhere on this blog, but suffice it to say, I’m still here for some fateful reason.

And that leads us to today’s timely post in the wake of midterm elections and the increased gridlock it will bring on the subject of parent-child separations at our borders and in our courts. A great hypocrisy continues to infect this human rights crisis with citizen parents being systematically separated from their children while greater, nationwide concern is being exhibited for their illegal counterparts. Families have become politicized to avenge the egos of both Democrat and Republican leaders to a point where our very Capitol was invaded by protesters.

Only recently have parents awaken to the realities of a new world order bent on removing parent involvement in our schools. Yet they remain woefully short of the focus needed behind a larger, all-encompassing threat at the core of our constitutional government. I have been exposing this threat since 2010 when I took a public stand against my profession. Unfortunately, apathy ruled the day time and again despite my precedent-seeking-lawsuits, lobbying initiatives in Congress and public rallies that included a 2019 parent march down Pennsylvania Avenue under police escort between the Trump White House and Supreme Court.

My girls have long entered colleges that have not been disclosed to me, so none of my continued sacrifices or reform efforts really matter anymore. However current victims in our divorce and family courts remain as “Deer in the Headlights” as unscrupulous lawyers and ego-driven judges exploit them for their misplaced trust. This crisis is now on the verge of exploding in violent fashion as moms and dads erupt against their mistreatment at public meetings. Their impatience with all the constant infighting in government is well supported by lagging lawsuits, impotent oversight authorities and leadership changes.

One need go no further than a high-profile case filed by seventeen (17) states against Donald Trump on June 26, 2018 to verify. It sought declaratory and injunctive relief against immigration practices that separated illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers from their children. It represented a back-door way of encouraging more illegal behavior. We see the harmful impacts today in communities across America. Meanwhile parent-child separations that were clearly malicious in my case and millions more continue to be dismissed as little more than family squabbles.

The 2018 lawsuit received early attention due to media posturing of a federal judge. An exigent (temporary) order was immediately entered which put a stop to Trump’s separation policies. A venue change was then granted to the Southern District of California where it has languished to the present day. Among other things, the first judge ordered a re-drafting of pleadings to conform with federal rules of procedure regarding basic typeset prior to her transfer order. These pleadings were drafted by high-profile lawyers enjoying top hourly rates and political influence.

It is worth mentioning that many of my own lawsuits seeking identical relief for needless parent-child separations in our family courts suffered no such humiliation. My first precedent-seeking case in federal court was filed nine years prior to the Trump filing and it was based on both procedural and substantive due process in addition to equal protection violations. My adversaries included the Justice Department, New York Attorney General and similarly high-profile litigation attorneys.

Two of my lawsuits of similar nature were consolidated, and there was no request or court order to suggest that either was frivolous (unlike some election-denier lawsuits today). However, because I sought to invalidate judicial immunity and open the door for pro se parents to be heard in our federal courts, I was targeted and misrepresented in the lawsuits I was forced to lodge later on.

You can look up my highly relevant case and its 46-page decision at Parent v State, 786 F.2d 516 (NDNY 2011). It remains astounding that, once again, I have acted with exceptional fortitude, prediction and proven, litigation experience to anticipate today’s crises and act accordingly, see i.e. Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004)($333,000 civil rights verdict argued before Justice Sonia Sotomayor); Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (NDNY 2000)(First Amendment case as city corporation counsel in federal court ultimately successful in removing a mayoral gag order).

My combined skills to benefit human rights victims today have been suspended since Parent v State was litigated. This represents additional collateral damage associated with the retributions inflicted upon me. As victims yourselves, you need to get active right now. Avoid the trolls, victim depression, laziness and lame excuses, the self=appointed lawyers and voo-doo advice they dispense on the internet. Support our cause, both financially and virally. I cannot do this alone, and frankly I have no incentive these days to continue.

In the balance hangs our cause of liberty and fundamental parenting rights under the Constitution.

Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D.

(315) 380-3420

What does Thomas Paine have in common with human rights activist Leon Koziol and today’s whistleblowers?

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Parenting Rights Institute

Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc

Thomas Paine, Father of the American Revolution, is considered one of the greatest heroes in U.S. history. But given the absence of the term “whistleblowers” in the vocabulary of the 18th Century, could he also be considered the father of a whistleblower revolution underway today? A closer look at the little-known persecution he suffered following his controversial publications reveals incredible similarities to the retaliation suffered by today’s whistleblowers.

As a civil rights attorney, book publisher, and human rights activist, I am a prime example. Thomas Paine was forced to flee to Paris to escape an arrest warrant issued by the King of England for “seditious libel.” Like him, I was forced to flee to Paris due to an arrest warrant issued by a family judge ironically named Daniel “King.” But the rationale behind my warrant was far more egregious because it was based merely on a civil money debt known as “child support.” These “petty tyrants” of today known as family court judges dispense injustices over our children like never before, all without accountability, and based on an antiquated feudal doctrine carried over from England known as “Parens Patriae.”.

In my case, this judge, Daniel King of Lewis County, New York, not only removed all contact with my precious daughters on such orchestrated grounds as an “alcohol related gesture” (wedding toast), but together with other operatives he also removed all means for payment of that so-called “child support” by the indefinite suspensions of my law licenses, seizures of business accounts, vehicles for alternate employment, and my unblemished law practice over a 23-year period. King was himself removed from my case in 2016 after I obtained a show cause order against him to remove his gag order (disguised as a protection order) on my blog site.

Over time, this 12-year period of retaliation landed me in the emergency room for a life-threatening condition while reducing me to a pariah in my region of lifelong residency. My practice at the time featured important precedent, jury verdicts, and substantial recoveries to benefit African-Americans. One for $300,000 was obtained against the sheriff department which later enforced my warrant.

So if you’re a whistleblower, you’re in good company. Thomas Paine’s courageous publication of “Common Sense” in 1776 not only ignited the Revolutionary War, but it inspired a depleted army to stay committed throughout the many battles that followed. Indeed, George Washington read a passage from Paine’s lesser known “American Crisis” to his soldiers to stem the growing tide of desertion. This passage may have made the difference between winning or abandoning the cause of liberty that we take for granted today:

These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.

Rarely mentioned in Thomas Paine’s history is the fact that a future president of the United States managed to secure his release from a French prison and the fact that only six people showed up at his funeral in 1809. Two of them were “negroes” ever grateful for his writings that supported their freedom. In the end, Thomas Paine was abandoned by all his allies including George Washington himself, writing bitter publications as a consequence. It was said that those former allies were simply waiting for his death, much like many of mine are today, simply to be rid of a public critic. Paine’s pariah status late in life might also be explained by a general fear of being associated with such a controversial figure.

This is a typical price to be paid by those who exercise their rights of free speech in a self-governing society. My ordeal is a modern-day example of this captured in my recently published book, Whistleblower in Paris, and my blog site, http://www.leonkoziol.com. Like whistleblowers today, Thomas Paine exposed our new government for its defects. Accordingly, it bears emphasis that our highly vulnerable nation in 1776 was later made subject to the Constitution in 1787 after the Articles of Confederation proved to be a cancer to a “united” federal republic. Thomas Paine has been widely considered to be a confidential contributor to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.

Many years later the writer and orator Robert Ingersoll wrote:

Thomas Paine had passed the legendary limit of life. One by one most of his old friends and acquaintances had deserted him. Maligned on every side, execrated, shunned and abhorred – his virtues denounced as vices – his services forgotten – his character blackened, he preserved the poise and balance of his soul. He was a victim of the people, but his convictions remained unshaken. He was still a soldier in the army of freedom, and still tried to enlighten and civilize those who were impatiently waiting for his death. Even those who loved their enemies hated him, their friend – the friend of the whole world – with all their hearts.

Father-Daughter Relations ERASED by self-serving judge seeking re-election in a corrupt Family Court system

By Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Parenting Rights Institute

Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc.

Dan King banked on the likelihood that his family court victims would forget his abusive and biased practices as a judge in Lewis County, a farming region in northern New York having roughly 25,000 residents. As explained in an earlier post, he has presided here since 2012 (a 10-year term) and assigned to cases in much larger counties of our Fifth Judicial District, such as Onondaga (Syracuse) and Utica-Rome (Oneida County), due to an antiquated court structure.

Such assignments not only detracted from King’s rural county duties, but they also allowed him to preside over civil and criminal matters in far-away urban regions with a district population exceeding one million. It continues to be a highly confusing and abused assignment system which the state’s bar endeavored to reform unsuccessfully in 2017.

That’s how Dan King became assigned to my family court matters in 2013, replacing my custody judge, Brian Hedges, in Syracuse after I helped expose him for admitted sexual abuses of his handicapped 5-year old niece. It led to a permanent ban from the bench by New York’s high court, see In re Brian Hedges, 20 NY3d 677 (2013).

In retaliation for such whistleblowing activity, grounds were orchestrated after 23 unblemished years of practice to have my law licenses indefinitely suspended. Meanwhile, the ethics lawyers engaged in this witch hunt were allowed to resign quietly and resume private practice despite being exposed for falsifying their time sheets. These lawyers, chief counsel Peter Torncello and his deputy lawyers, Elizabeth Devane and Steven Zayas, were the standard-bearers of lawyer ethics, see Robert Gavin, Oversight lawyers quit amid inquiry, (Albany) Times Union, July 11, 2013.

But such unlawful targeting was not enough as my vehicles, business accounts, and career reputation were also seized under pretext of child support violations, and all father-daughter relations were effectively ended due to conflicting and bizarre child access conditions. The combined persecution landed me in the emergency room at Albany Medical Center for a life-threatening condition in 2020. This horrific ordeal is now captured in my newly published book, Whistleblower in Paris.

Well, we victims have not forgotten Dan King, and this post is dedicated to the precious father-daughter relationships ERASED by him and New York’s hopelessly dysfunctional family court system. It must be shared and advanced as precedent to benefit reform efforts and those who have suffered similar parental alienation. The collateral damage alone remains a silent epidemic at the root of so many other dysfunctions in American society.

They say a photo tells a thousand words. So here is a sampling from my gallery accumulated since the birth of my girls who I have not seen in more than six years. I do not even know where they live or colleges they now attend after a clandestine exit from our region by custodial parent Kelly Usherwood (Kelly Hawse-Koziol-Flihan-Usherwood). By making this public, I am hoping to elicit any information regarding their whereabouts.

JOIN ME FOR A UNIQUE RIDE OVER THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc.

I’m back in Manhattan on business and away from the lodging I was forced to take during the pandemic and George Floyd riots. Despite the crime hype, everything seems to be getting back to normal, although I no longer frequent the subways. On the drive down, I crossed the George Washington Bridge which was not nearly as jammed with traffic as the pre-pandemic years were. Here is a rare 37-second video which places you in the seat of a driver navigating across.

https://www.facebook.com/583583957/videos/528866499078407/

What Happened to Governor Kathy Hochul’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Forensic Evaluations: More Broken Promises at Election Time?

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Citizen Commission Against Corruption, Inc.

Whatever happened to that taxpayer financed Blue Ribbon Commission on Forensic Evaluations which Kathy Hochul touted with great media fanfare on September 9, 2021? Upon assuming her position as governor following the resignation of disgraced Governor Andrew Cuomo, she promised action on New York’s dysfunctional divorce and family court system, most importantly the lucrative abuses of forensic evaluations.

Her disrespect of constituents and victims who took the time to given testimony on that day and again on September 23, 2021 was never more evident than the inaction which followed, typifying New York’s dishonest politics and rampant, near daily, scandals. This hollow commitment renders her unfit to hold office that she was never elected to.

Among the speakers was a highly agitated parental rights advocate, Francesca Bancroft Amato. From her i-phone on the driver’s side of her vehicle, she lambasted the hearing process as a sham and waste of valuable time. Her angry attacks were rapid-fire and by far the most volatile of the speakers at these hearings.

I remember thinking how her outbursts may have undermined her positions, but in the end, she was proven correct as this commission morphed into yet another window-dressing entity and a scam to benefit aspiring politicians. Indeed, it followed the pattern of her predecessor Governor Cuomo who empaneled a “who’s-who” of law enforcement experts he dubbed the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in 2013. Its objective was to address a “culture of corruption” in Albany.

So why should we voters trust anything that Hochul or Cuomo spews forth today for self-advancement?

To be sure, when Governor Cuomo was personally exposed by Moreland speakers, not unlike years later, he disbanded his commission prematurely. Here is a reprint of my highly relevant testimony given before Hochul’s Commission. Why is no one in the media exposing her for this? Your referral of this message to the New York Post and other mainstream news is now vital to our joint citizen cause for accountability and reform.

 Leon R. Koziol, Director

Parenting Rights Institute

1336 Graffenburg Road

New Hartford, New York 13413

leonkoziol@gmail.com

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 September 23, 2021

Testimony Before the Blue Ribbon Panel of Governor Kathy Hochul to Examine Forensic Evaluation Abuses in New York Divorce and Family Courts

Good Morning Members of this Blue Ribbon Panel.

My name is Leon Koziol, Director of the Parenting Rights Institute in New York. I am also a civil rights advocate who practiced law in the courts of this state for more than 23 years. As a

dedicated father of two daughters now in college, I bring together a highly relevant background to the work of your panel and the duties charged upon it by our new governor, Kathy Hochul.

On September 17, 2013, I was invited to testify before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, a dream team of lawyers, experts and law enforcement as it was called. Meanwhile countless would-be speakers were denied access due to the volume of complaints which ultimately led then Governor Andrew Cuomo to dissolve his commission prematurely. 

That self-serving event led to federal convictions of the leaders of both houses of our legislature and a top Cuomo aide after an outraged speaker, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, seized commission files to complete the job. The concern today is that my time is not once again wasted with testimony which is so critical to the functioning of our government and its court system. 

There are countless parents, children and families victimized by abusive forensic evaluations in our divorce and family courts. It is part of a lucrative process and silent epidemic that is causing needless murders, suicides, domestic violence, parental alienation, criminal and drug abuses, and an overall decline in the health and productivity of the people of this state.

At another time and place I might be citing victims such as Utica Investigator Joe Longo who committed a murder-suicide that left four children without parents. I might reference Thomas Ball who burned himself alive on the steps of a family court to protest corruption, or the mother who murdered her two-year old girl, Gabriella Boyd, rather than comply with a custody change.

But I need not expound upon such victims today because I am a victim myself. Originally set to testify on September 9, 2021, I was instead recuperating at a hospital from a heart condition caused by the stresses I endured as a whistleblower of family court corruption. It included forensic evaluations ordered in retaliation for my testimony before that Moreland Commission. 

Governor Hochul’s Blue Ribbon Panel

September 23, 2021

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Two such orders were based on the lone accusations of a custody adversary seeking to alienate me from my girls. I have never been found to be unfit, no agency complaints, and all offense petitions were thrown out. Yet none of that mattered as these orders typically derive from a lawyer’s playbook and an outdated custody framework for allocating parenting rights.   

The whimsical manner in which these forensic orders were issued, vacated and then re-issued is beyond presentment here. But in the end, I was deprived over seven years of child contact in proceedings conducted without constitutional safeguards such as a jury, impartial judge, proper burden of proof, and a standard of appellate review limited to sound discretion. 

It remains a saga that reads more like a John Grisham story. And as timing would have it, that saga is now found in my newly published book, Whistleblower in Paris. The subject of abusive forensic orders is addressed in alarming detail throughout that book. A copy has therefore been provided to this panel. Extensive research supports the existence of this silent epidemic, and I am joining countless other victims today seeking genuine accountability and reforms.

Respectfully submitted,

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.