Corona Chronicles No. 1: Grandstanding Governor is a root cause of coronavirus spread in New York

By Dr. Leon Koziol

As Americans continue to watch in horror at the spread of coronavirus across the country, one governor cannot get enough of it, exploiting every new event or number to grab a headline. Of course I’m referring to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Many are easily duped by his daily news conferences filled with drama, a veteran orator dressed down in a short sleeved shirt with a prominent emblem on it to remind us that he’s still in charge and battle-ready.

But if you can get by the facade, a scary picture emerges of a veteran politician who wreaked havoc during this crisis. Such conferences are now ideal for deflecting public attention from a record that caused the needless spread of a killer microbe in America’s new epicenter.

Such a record in the private sector would lead to immediate discharge, but in politics that is not the way it works. History instructs that crises of this dimension could lead to martial law and dictators, a lesson that should have every American at the forefront of activity.

This series was conceived to answer that need, to keep you informed of events from a people-oriented standpoint. Fortunately in this country, our forefathers erected constitutional protections so that the people are not so easily sidelined despite the nature of crisis.

It was triggered by a Cuomo news conference of March 24, 2020. To get a gist of the outrage it evoked, scroll back to March 19, 2020 when California Governor Gavin Newsom was grabbing headlines by announcing that 56% (over 20 million) residents may become infected.

Given how little we knew about this virus and its mutation capabilities, a number as specific as 56% was highly suspect. Indeed, a more compelling case could be made for 100%. But whatever the source, this number was sufficient for publicity and fear-mongering.

On the opposite coast, Andrew Cuomo would have none of it. This was his virus, his state as the new epicenter, and like his father, Mario, he would have to preempt the Golden State by announcing that New York would get up to 80% of its near 20 million residents infected.

It was a game of one-upsmanship, juvenile behavior at the worst of times. Cuomo was now competing for attention everywhere. He just could not get enough of it, even countering short term measures of the president with a projection that this crisis could extend five to nine months, maybe even years.

That may work for a silver-spoon politician protected by wealth and a secure mansion, but for the rest of us it was Armageddon, time to hunker down with more than hoarded food. To be sure, gun stores across the country were already being raided while those in New York would soon shut down.

Only days after these news events, the folly of dueling politicians was made manifest when Stanford University biology professor Michael Levitt reported that his models do not support such wild projections. A 2013 Nobel laureat, he correctly predicted when China would start recovering.

According to Dr. Levitt, “we need to control the panic…” But that was not what our doomsday politicians wanted to hear. Their day in the sun as state dictators would end way too soon. That is why “we the people” must use our rights to humble them through reports or removal.

Faced with “guarded fury” of the population, Andy Cuomo shifted 180 degrees. Suddenly on March 24, 2020, he was announcing that he is really concerned about the 5% and not the 95% of those who will either recover or remain uninfected. This was a far cry from his quasi- apocalyptic renditions the day before.

Indeed it was the final straw, all the pathetic posturing needed to invoke this series. But that’s not all. When you look at how Governor Cuomo and his counterpart, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, have handled this crisis, we the people have no choice but to get involved.

It may not be well known to the nation, but in New York it has become commonplace to see the governor and mayor at odds over issues major and minor for many years. In other times, this might be tolerated, but when this forewarned epidemic arrived, their juvenile antics yielded an inexcusable explosion in viral infections.

This conclusion is abundantly supported by the public record. In the March 19, 2020 New York Post, headlines read: “Cuomo Slams DeBlasio’s ‘Shelter-In-Place’ Speculation: ‘That Came From Nuclear War.” At the same time, Andy was warning us not to interfere with his own rights. Whatever that meant, it was clear that both Andy and Bill were at it again, and in no small way.

In contrast, and at the same time, Mayor DeBlasio was resisting widespread calls for closing New York’s school system, by far the largest in the nation. Cuomo road the fence even after the head of New York’s Port Authority tested positive for the coronavirus at JFK Airport.

Just as Mayor DeBlasio was calling a news conference to announce school closure, Governor Cuomo trumped it with his own order closing the same school system. It was done simply to steal attention without true regard for the risks placed upon teachers, children and parents outraged by the politics and delays.

Yes this is what we are dealing with folks. And there is so much more to come in these Corona Chronicles to benefit you while you suffer through the worst crisis of modern times. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7 pm we will be conducting our next nationwide conference call on the subject. All are welcome to join.

Unfortunately our last one on Monday was impaired by static due to an overloaded system caused by home employment and sheltering. The call number is (605) 313-4427. Access code when prompted is 583326. You can also comment here, on Facebook, or our office at (315) 380-3420. E-mail is leonkoziol@gmail.com.

Crucial note: This site is being suppressed and censored by means beyond our control. Therefore we need to join forces to overcome it. Make these chronicles viral.

Godspeed my friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Cynthia Nixon serious about a corruption probe in the wake of New York’s latest “Buffalo Billions” scandal?

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By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Cynthia Nixon,  candidate for New York governor is calling on incumbent Andrew Cuomo to initiate a probe of corruption in state government. This comes on the heels of guilty verdicts involving SUNY Polytech Institute ex-president Alain Kayloyeros and developers connected to the Buffalo Billions Scandal.

As a former student body president at Polytech’s Utica-Marcy campus and a victim of corruption in nearby New Hartford, New York, I applaud  the gubernatorial candidate in her calls for reform. However, nowhere in her public statements outside of a Manhattan federal courthouse does she mention that third branch of government known as the judiciary.

Fresh from her successful endorsement of Ocasio-Cortez in an upset primary victory over long time Congressman Joseph Crowley, Nixon is hoping to do the same against Cuomo. A long shot at best, Nixon might still shock the world if she wins upstate together with a probe which, like the 2013 Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, implicates the governor in the scandals around him.

As a judicial whistleblower speaking at the Moreland Commission hearings, I exposed corruption in New York’s divorce and family courts. Within three months of that presentation, I lost contact with my daughters and was denied reinstatement of my law license. During the same year, ethics lawyers in Albany engaged in the witch hunt against me were allowed to resign quietly for falsifying their time sheets without any criminal or ethics prosecution brought against them.

This past week I obtained a sworn statement from a former client disclosing certain lawyers in Utica who participated in the 2008 witch hunt that led to my first license suspension after 23 unblemished years of practice. They sought him out at his place of employment to testify falsely about a case I successfully litigated during the nineties.

This former client was recently the victim of a sting operation by federal marshals at his brother’s home for child support delinquencies. Yes, you read that correctly. He nearly died of kidney failure after spending six months in county jail for a child support debt. Another father, Walter Scott was shot dead in the back five times unarmed while fleeing a child support debt. Meanwhile, Cuomo and other liberals are protecting illegal immigrant parents from being separated from their children.

This is the extreme to which our judicial branch has gone to destroy legal parents, veterans and especially dads in a gender biased “system.” The Census Bureau continues to report that 85% of all parents paying child support are men, and nearly one out of every five inmates in our nation’s prisons are “dead beat dads” (a still advertised sexist slur).

As a civil rights attorney, I won many race and gender discrimination cases, even representing a former president of the National Organization for Women. But when I turned my energies to end father discrimination in the same courts, I was subjected to severe retaliation. I sought to protect all parents from corruption of the worst kind, like my family court judge, Bryan Hedges, removed from the bench after admitting to sexual abuse of his handicapped five year old niece.

On Friday, July 13, 2018, Governor Cuomo sought to distance himself from the Buffalo Billions convictions much like he sought to distance himself from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Leader Dean Skelos after they were similarly convicted following their exposure at the Moreland Commission hearings (which the same Cuomo prematurely closed). Here is what New York’s current governor had to say:

Can you stop people from doing stupid things? No. Can you stop people from doing venal things? No. But you can have a system in place which that says, if you do something wrong, we will be as aggressive as the law allows in prosecuting you?

Seriously Andrew? Tell that to all our family and divorce court victims, the ones repeatedly thrown out of those same federal courts after seeking recourse for constitutional violations. Tell that to suicide victims, persecuted whistleblowers and alienated parents.

If you want to prosecute for stupidity, tell that to the state’s Commission on judicial Conduct which merely slapped the wrist of Utica City Judge Gerald Popeo in 2015. He was found guilty of wrongful incarcerations using such threats from the bench “to wipe that smirk off” a litigant’s face. He was excused of a so-called joke to an African-American attorney that downstate blacks refer to upstate blacks as “country niggers.”

And now this criminal judge has somehow managed to become assigned as an “Acting Family Court Judge” to my child support case. It is part of an ongoing scheme to incarcerate me on false pretenses after 39 prior judges were disqualified or removed from my originally uncontested divorce case, a national record by most accounts. A stand-off is forthcoming as I refuse to submit to this kind of judge and judicial “system.” I may even end up like former Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer.

If Cythia Nixon is truly sincere in her convictions and not just a politician little different from her opponent, she will look into judicial corruption and the failed Moreland Commission which also led to a quick cover-up of Cuomo’s child support issues. She should read the case involving the administrative judge in Syracuse who assigned all those judges to my case, including Popeo. In that case, a chief family court clerk recovered $600,000 due to unlawful retaliation for her refusal to engage in political espionage, Morin v Tormey,  626 F.3d 40 (2nd Cir. 2010).

Governor Cuomo: Public is Dumb Enough For Another Moreland Investigation: What About Court Corruption?

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Caution Claudia: Tornado Ahead!

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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Sexist Arizona Governor Promotes “Dead Beat” Suicides and Violence for Personal Gain

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No more lying in court ladies. Governor Ducey’s coming for you next. And it’s not going to be pretty!

 

Administrator’s Note: Due to a recent gag order placed on this website as reported in an earlier post, we feel that we can only publish controversial editorials from anonymous sources such as Dr. Sam Publius (As if we don’t know who he really is).

There is strength in numbers – In order to be heard, it is our sincere hope that our readers spend the weekend flooding the mailboxes of the following individuals and media outlets found at azgov@azgov.org, http://www.azleg.gov/memberroster.asp and http://www.abyznewslinks.com/uniteaz.htm with the following editorial:

 

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Governor Rip Van Wacko Awakens From 50 Year Stupor
January 14, 2016

By Sam Publius, PhD.

Did this really happen in 2016? A new governor desperate for attention actually issued a state of the state address that featured the vilification of “dead beat DADS” on social media. His name is Doug Ducey, and by all indications he has been asleep since the 19th Century, maybe longer.

Our federal government engaged in a similar sexist act in 2012 when the Justice Department issued a news release boasting of its “sting operation” on “dead beat dads.” After a protest and lobby initiative in Congress, that phrase was dropped from public pronouncements.

Will someone in the Arizona Legislature now wake this guy up to our times? Moms are working, they get behind in child support obligations too, and taking into account their proportion to all female obligors, it is a more pressing issue due to the historic favor they receive in family courts.

“Dead beat Dads” is a sexist slur for the pathetically obvious reason that it stereotypes a stigmatizing condition based strictly on gender. In Ducey-land, there are no “dead beat Broads” or jail terms for moms who file false accusations to alienate fathers from their children.

Through so-called “child support,” fathers are often paying the state to take away their offspring. In effect, it is a discriminatory court system they are protesting no different than Susan B. Anthony who refused to pay her fine for the crime of voting in the 1872 elections.

Where is Ducey’s focus on bureaucratic corruption which is rampant here? States like Arizona receive Title IV-D funds based on the number and size of support awards to pay for court operations. Interest revenue is also derived from state banks known as support collection centers.

Excessive awards result from biased judges leading to a social epidemic. Government is actually creating “dead beats.” In the Kids for Cash scandal, two Pennsylvania judges were sent to prison for taking bribes from prison contractors requiring the reversal of 4,000 juvenile convictions.

You would think that our government would learn from real life precedent like the murder of Walter Scott last year in South Carolina. An unarmed father and “repeat debt offender” was shot in the back five times by a traffic cop while fleeing a support warrant. Now why would he flee?

South Carolina has some of the toughest enforcement laws, yet it is among the worst in collection rates. Veterans and law enforcement have suicide rates suppressed by this trillion dollar industry. One is featured at Purple Heart’s Final Beat, Second Class Citizen.org.

Other examples include a police investigator who left support court and committed a murder-suicide despite protection orders by use of a common kitchen knife. It left behind three children and a $2 million civil rights liability, see Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp.2d 367 (NDNY 2011).

State vilification of “dads-only” raises other serious concerns. There is a thing known as our Bill of Rights. Even if it got by him in civics class, Doug Ducey should have recalled “witch” hunts and public flogging that were outlawed by our founding dads due to their barbaric nature.

Use of the pronoun “his” before the words “child support” has become as common as the illegal aliens crossing Ducey’s state border with Mexico. These criminals bearing vast burdens upon taxpaying “dads” are receiving more protection than our own citizens. Where is that focus?

The criminalization of fatherhood is very real in America today. Increasingly, proud veterans are finding their way onto these Doucey hit lists simply because they lack skills or are subjected to cheap illegal competitors. Any lawyer who stands up to such injustices can expect retaliation.

One gave testimony at a Corruption Commission in New York which was prematurely shut down by the governor who created it. A newspaper later reported that the same governor was seriously behind on his own child support. Like Doucey, he was promoting tough enforcement.

While such hypocrites find it expedient to “beat up” on dads, they are inflicting greater injury to innocent children and national security. Of the 58,000 names on the Vietnam War Memorial, all but eight are men. Is this any way to honor their sacrifices for fair treatment here in the states?

“Uncle Sam” Publius, PhD.
National League of Fathers, Inc.
P.O. Box 8302
Utica, New York 13505
(315) 380-3420

 

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The KOZIOL REPORT for 1/11/16

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Special Moreland Commission Update:

Bharara: Not enough evidence to bring charges after Moreland Commission shutdown

Be sure to also check out:

Did New York’s Governor shut down Moreland Commission due to his child support debts?

Madonna Rants Amid Custody Battle: ‘It’s Possible to Be an Entertainer and a Good Mother!’

Jordanian Christian Men Who Convert To Islam Gain Custody And Inheritance Advantages In Divorce Cases

Divided supreme court rules on Native child support issue

Child support guidelines updated; some increases may be seen

‘Teen Mom’ Amber Portwood’s Custody Battle With Gary Shirley Rages On! Plus, Did She Undergo Plastic Surgery?

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie makes fun of child support issues in Instagram post

Arson Suspected at House of SC Cop Who Killed Walter Scott

Angry over Walter Scott case, protesters confront police, each other in North Charleston

See prior posts regarding Walter Scott Shooting:

As a Civil Rights Attorney, Dr. Leon Koziol Warned Us of Charleston; As a Fathers’ Rights Advocate, He is Headed There to Mourn Walter Scott.

Civil Rights Expert Leon Koziol in Charleston: Walter Scott Support Warrant Requires Justice Department Inquiry.

Leon Koziol Raises Fathers’ Rights During News Conference Outside Walter Scott Funeral

Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol Meets Al Sharpton at Site of Walter Scott Shooting.

Leon Koziol Featured on Charleston Television For Fathers’ Rights

Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol issues startling report to Justice Department for investigation and hearings on abuse of federal funds in divorce and family courts.

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The KOZIOL REPORT for 1/6/16

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Texas Judge resigns after being caught texting instructions to prosecutors to help win convictions

Madonna ‘Doing All She Can’ to Get Son Rocco, 15, Home and Back to School Amid Custody Battle

Andre Iguodala Fights Ex-Girlfriend Over Child Support

When it comes to corruption, Andrew Cuomo is all talk

Preet Bharara warns lawmakers about enabling corruption

Bristol Palin’s baby daddy wants custody rights, child support

Arizona Child Support Lien Screwup Infuriates Thousands

Estranged wife of James Caan, 75, Linda is ‘asking for more in child support because he is still making money’

Surrogate Mom Refuses Abortion, Sues Birth Father

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The Koziol Report for 1/2/16

 

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It’s 2016 and that means many new and exciting things here at Leon Koziol.Com where we always say, “you just can’t make this stuff up!”

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As predicted by Dr. Koziol in his November 21, 2015 post; Paris, ISIS and Thomas Ball: Is America Vulnerable?  (Keep in mind that a gag order attempted to suppress this relevant post).

As reported by a Tampa Bay -Sarasota, CBS affiliate, News 10, Terror group al-Shabab, al-Qaeda’s Somalia-based affiliate, is using a clip from Donald Trump in a purported Islamist propaganda video which includes the recent police shooting of Walter Scott over a child support warrant…

Terror group uses Donald Trump soundbite in purported propaganda video

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News Update for 12/30/15

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Did Kennedy Play Duplicitous Role in Cuomo Child Support Settlement Pressure?
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See Previous Cuomo Post on LeonKoziol.Com (Click Here)

‘The Clintons’ War on Women’ details Bill’s ‘Rapes,’ Hillary’s Hypocritical Cover-ups’
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3 Ways the Child Support System Rips Apart Families
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Holidays, Divorce and Who Gets The Children?
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Stepparents who ‘aggressively’ fight exes for custody can be liable for child support, Pa. Supreme Court rules
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Judge Accused Of Misconduct Withdraws From Child Custody Case
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Kelly Rutherford’s ex goes after Vanity Fair for ‘defamatory assertions’ about the former couple’s custody battle 
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N.J. Supreme Court to hear child custody case involving indigent mother
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Jeremy Renner Finalizes Divorce, Will Pay Sonni Pacheco $13K a Month in Child Support
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Father of 13 kids with 11 women owes $50,000 in child support
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Illinois divorce law: A change-up for the breakup
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Madonna Custody Battle: Ignorant Comments Reinforce Misogyny
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Unrealistic child support orders hurt incarcerated parents and their children
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Rick Ross Files New Documents In Response To Child Support Lawsuit
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Child support mandate to be enforced at tax office
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Judge rules thousands overcharged in back child support interest
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Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston back in court to discuss custody, child support
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NBAer Lance Stephenson Faces Child Support Case From Baby Mama
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Chris Rock’s Ex Demands Money For Girl They’re Accused Of Trafficking
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Data Shows Child Support Administrators Lied To Lawmakers About Effectiveness Of Collections
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The Problem of Judicial Tyranny
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New York lawmakers have no interest in rooting out corruption
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See & hear the testimony of Leon Koziol, J.D., before the New York Moreland Commission on Public Corruption at Pace University on September 17, 2013 (Note: New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo abruptly shut down the Commission he helped create after just nine months).

Leon’s eye-opening presentation can be viewed at approximately the 2 hours, 31 minutes and 45 seconds mark:

Shocking ! Did New York’s Governor shut down Moreland Commission due to his child support debts?

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Dr. Leon Koziol with CBS host Morley Safer in Leon’s office during interview aired globally when news organizations displayed remarkable courage exposing corruption. Will they return for the continuing saga here?

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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With conviction of Sheldon Silver, Moreland Corruption Commission must be revived

 

Governor Cuomo’s announcement of Moreland Commission featuring later testimony by federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, Leon Koziol and good government advocates.

 

By  Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Remember the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption? It was created by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013 to clean up government in Albany.

At least that was the case until investigations by that Commission began implicating the Governor himself along with legislative leaders like Sheldon Silver, convicted yesterday on all counts of a federal indictment.

The Moreland Commission was prematurely dissolved in March of last year despite testimony by federal prosecutor Preet Bharara who commended its existence. The dissolution moved him to seize commission files resulting in the criminal prosecutions we see today.

I was invited as well to give testimony before that Commission. But now serious questions linger. For example, what came of all the shocking testimony and petitions lodged by the general public, limited as it was, on Constitution Day, 2013 at Pace University?

What about the hundreds of speakers excluded from that hearing who were left outside protesting as a result? Why was the Commission prematurely disbanded, and why were so many citizens misled into believing they could be heard and answered?

Finally, how much corruption remains rampant here in New York State due to the utterly impotent nature of that Commission? It certainly cost our taxpayers substantial money to create this “dream team” of prosecutors and experts to root out corruption?

While we certainly commend U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for his follow-up investigations and prosecutions, a review of the public testimony raises far more concerns. It calls upon the Governor to revive his Commission if in fact the conviction of Silver is yet another wake-up call in state government.

The Moreland testimony is found on our site at Leon Koziol.com. As one of the few who were allowed to participate from the general public, I raised serious issues concerning documented retaliation for my public criticisms and my complaints of judicial misconduct. The retaliation has only escalated dramatically since that hearing.

My particular testimony can be viewed here at approximately the 2 hours, 31 minutes and 45 seconds mark:

If the Moreland Commission is not revived, Mr. Bharara should call for independent hearings. I am recommending the creation of a citizens Commission on Public Corruption headed by a “dream team” of good government advocates who can complete the work of the governor’s quickly dissolved entity.

Here are a number of observations from the Moreland proceedings which warrants such a public commission:

1) Ellen Oxman, of Women for Justice in New York Courts, provided compelling testimony of her abuse at the hands of a wealthy opponent with connections to the judges in her divorce and family proceedings. Where did her petition go, where is she today, and what came of the brazen level of injustice she carefully documented before the Moreland Commission?

2) Carl Lanzisera of Americans for Legal Reform and a co-member gave startling revelations regarding a 20 year history of court corruption including the similar impotent conclusion of the 2009 Senate hearings on judicial reform. The chair of that Senate Committee, John Sampson, was later indicted for official misconduct while in office. Among the recommendations made by this organization was the mandatory psychological testing of judges who take our children from us to bring them on par with other government officials.

3) Michael Kraveski, a regular citizen, provided a heart wrenching seven year ordeal in Kings County Family Court which has become all too commonplace in America today, one which led to an unarmed father shot to death in the back while fleeing a support warrant at a traffic stop in South Carolina less than two years later. He described himself as a victim of a “money extortion scheme” through impossible obligations, fraudulent tactical petitions and a “Star Chamber” court. He suffered a stroke in the end after losing his job and life savings.

4) Rich Velotti, an attorney for Act Now New York made an ominous prediction of sorts when he described how Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver, Senate Leader Dean Skelos and former leader Joe Bruno conspired to influence and limit the work of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, an entity comprised of members selected by them and the governor to investigate misconduct in Albany. All three were prosecuted criminally by federal authorities, none by the state. Attorney Velotti labeled the JCPE “a joke” with a strong recommendation that the Moreland Commission, with its independent investigatory powers, be made permanent.

5) Marie Tooker, a single mother of three, described a criminal enterprise in our courts which left her homeless with $12 in her bank account.

6) A Fordham law professor commended the Commission as an example of good government, never imagining that it would be dissolved in six months for doing the very work it was charged to perform. She emphasized the need for permanent “structural” changes to replace the “prophylactic” approach to public corruption which remains in place.

7) Elena Sassower was so emotional over the lack of judicial accountability over many years that she refused to yield to her allotted time as a speaker, even under threats of removal.

8) Katherine Wilson, a victim of divorce court, began her testimony with a request that certain Commission members cease their texting during the general public segment of the hearing. She also asked that one or more members who had left for the lobby during that segment return to their seats so that she could have the benefit of a full Commission. Needless to say, she elicited a resounding applause for her bold introductions after emphasizing her experience with “guns in her face” while living in Ireland. It left her without any fear of this Commission. When asked to conclude her remarks, she defended her few minutes of space with the one hour spent by the Commission chair lauding the credentials of members which were already found in the table brochures. She cited shocking examples of domestic violence victims who preferred to return to their abusive home environments than face the “battering” they sustained in New York’s matrimonial courts. You simply have to listen to her full presentation as I cannot do it justice here.

9) Marguerita Walter gave yet another heart wrenching ordeal at the hands of a corrupt divorce system with a “de facto termination of (her) parental rights,” some $150,000 spent on “supervised visits” and the ultimate permanent alienation of her children. She described 12 years of cruel and retaliatory acts for her exercise of fundamental rights after giving birth to children abandoned at an early age by their father. She was a Cuban refugee as a child herself fleeing from a corrupt communist regime headed by dictator Fidel Castro only to find far worse oppression here.

10) Not to be out done, Mr. Gallison, a reporter for secondary news sources, Truth-out and Black Star News, provided the Commission and its audience with a shocking rendition of corruption involving the selection of Jonathan Lippman to the highest judicial post of Chief Justice at New York’s Court of Appeals. He gave testimony before the 2009 Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, provided complaints before the state Judicial Conduct Commission and furnished reports in response to Preet Bharara’s request for input following the disbanding of the Moreland Commission, all of which went un-answered.

What happened to these speakers and their presentations? Where are they today? More to the point, what can we, the people, do to get the answers? What can we do to obtain follow-up on all the corruption which could have been heard from all those good citizens left out in the audience or in the streets?

Why is all this being swept under the carpet? If we do nothing, we guarantee more of the same or worse corruption in years to come, not a very good legacy for all the children and future generations harmed by the same corruption. It’s a trillion dollar “cottage industry” as one speaker plainly put it, and it shows no sign of correction.

Consequently I am asking our followers and advocates of good government everywhere to join my public requests. Contact your representatives and spread the word, make it viral as you are so good at doing, send me your credentials, suggestions and support, and let’s give this government something it never expected. An organized protest is long overdue on this critical subject.

Contact me at (315) 796-4000 or leonkoziol@parentingrightsinstitute.com. You can also mail your input to my attention at P.O. Box 8302; Utica, New York 13505.

Finally it must be emphasized that there are many court ordeals which warrant a book or documentary publication. As a publishing consultant, I can offer professional assistance to anyone interested in this powerful means of influencing justice and reform. You will find the details in my October 7, 2015 post here at Leon Koziol.com.

Best regards,

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Civil Rights Advocate