It’s been over two months since my last posting on April 6, 2017. I have been focused on completing my first non-fiction book on the subject of corruption in America’s divorce industry. It is an alarming documentary which I hope will elicit nothing less than a parenting revolution for the sake of justice, overdue reforms and our children.
It is a truly profound literary work based on ten years in the reform movement and more than thirty years in the courts as a trial attorney, civil rights advocate and aggrieved parent. For those of you familiar with my ordeal, this is a must-read with immense educational value.
It was a project started in November, 2014 shortly after the Family Law Reform Conference sponsored by Dr. Joseph Sorge and Divorce Corp. in Washington D.C. It was during a flight to Paris where I was seeking to get international human rights agencies involved. In fact, Joe and I talked on the phone while in different parts of Europe engaged in the same mission of reform.
Some excerpts were published on this site in the spring of 2015 but they do not begin to reflect the caliber or quality of the finished product. Its completion was motivated by former New York Senate Leader Joseph Bruno. In his book released this past November entitled, Keep Swinging, Joe chronicled thirty years of corruption, but he blamed the criminal prosecution against him, in part, on apathy of the people to seek reform and justice.
Joe Bruno is quoted in my first chapter, one that I intend to reprint on this site on Fathers’ Day to give you a preview of the truly remarkable content which follows, 100,000 words altogether. At present, I have two publishers under consideration as I await a hopeful offer from a world class company. This was a phenomenally complex project.
Due to its compelling nature, there are footnotes and references throughout to back up my case for a federal investigation into Title IV-D funding and the corruption it has brought to our court systems and families. This is without question the most suppressed and censored epidemic of our day. My literary release aims to expose it so that serious protests will begin across the country.
When a model parent and judicial whistleblower is prevented from seeing his daughters on Fathers’ Day without any report of unfit behavior, not even an accusation of any criminal wrongdoing, while heroin addicts are being reunited for Mothers’ Day, it’s time to take serious action to a level never seen before.
With the completion of my twenty chapter manuscript, I will be making uncensored (raw) versions available on this site at a reduced cost of $20. Actually, the raw version is more valuable than the later published version which will be edited to exclude some material which could save litigants thousands of dollars in fees and court costs.
The book is bifurcated into two parts. The first (macro) part is largely a collection of stories from across the country obtained over the past ten years. Some are familiar, others are astounding, many are anonymous to protect the victims, but all of them make this a rapid-fire, page-turner. You or someone you know may even be in it.
These stories are conveyed not with depressing regurgitation but flavored by romance, humor, education and situations familiar to any parent in these courts. They come from both dad and mom perspectives with the latter derived from one I met in Paris. Hence it has international appeal even beyond English-speaking countries while touching upon most divorce and family court subjects, from custody and support to domestic violence and judicial misconduct.
The second (micro) half is a chronology of my personal ordeal. No one truly knows the full scope of persecution I endured for taking a conscientious stand against my profession. It’s the price I paid to make family courts more child-friendly and less lawyer-rewarding. This half is likely to attract lawyers, judges and politicians most because it contains renditions of high profile litigation contrasted by sweet stories about children which are sure to capture the heart.
There has never been a publication like this. If successful, it is my intent to start a new book about a victimized father in New York City and finish one about a mom in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. These are highly challenging assignments because no one wants to read about a he-said, she-said harangue in an isolated family case. Even Alec Baldwin was a failure in his book, A Promise to Ourselves, eight years ago. Media reports focused on his suicide attempts.
I apologize to all those callers I have not been able to help during these past six months of focused energy. I bear no animosities to anyone I may have offended along the way. Instead I am appealing to all fellow parents and court victims to join me in a reform effort to impact future generations. I truly believe that this book is the fateful reason for my suffering and sacrifices. They were not in vain after all. I will close with a relevant excerpt:
There were too many years of censorship by the Third Department (licensing and appeals court) which I compared to the Third Reich in my filings. True story. No mention was made of any of this in its reinstatement decision. I was simply responding with the same, if not greater level of boldness to government abuse, hence yielding a clear explanation behind the retaliation which was so severe and unjust.
So if you’re still here reading this, you’re in good company. My work has been monitored by judges, politicians, investigators, doctors, lawyers, maybe even an Indian chief. I got the interest of Donald Trump’s chief counsel in 2016. As stated, a family court gag order on my website was removed after I challenged it in New York Supreme Court. Seven website postings were attached in their entirety to a confidential ethics report. Never once was I charged or sued regarding them.
As the ever proliferating reform groups come and go across the country, Parenting Rights Institute (PRI) perseveres based on action. Over the years, we have lobbied Congress, sponsored conferences, litigated test cases, interacted with prominent officials, exposed corruption, testified before government commissions, produced video documentaries, authored books for court victims, submitted reports to oversight committees and Justice Department, networked with fellow advocates and conducted rallies or news conferences at the Supreme Court, federal appeals court in Manhattan and other key locations.
Now we are taking our proven services to the next level with a public interest summary and action plan to solidify our position as a watchdog enterprise for America’s divorce and family court industry. You can pontificate and engage yourselves in useless keyboard exchanges from the comfort of your homes, but the sad truth is that no one is paying you the time of day. That is because long overdue reform in this parent abuse industry is routinely blocked by state bar associations and well financed special interests.
Only yesterday evening, a St. John’s University professor supportive of PRI hand-delivered our December 1, 2016 business plan to former New York Governor David Patterson and staffers of former Senate Leader Joseph Bruno at an exclusive booksigning affair in New York City. That is how we operate. We go places and make the noise that is needed here because no one else will leave their foxholes. Instead they tell everyone else what ought to be done before returning to the bowling allies, basketball games and shopping malls. As a result, the government does not see family court abuse for the epidemic it truly is.
Until the victims unite, come out of their homes and contribute real dollars to our cause, you will need to get second and third jobs to pay for the lawyers and court predators, i.e. the real enemy. To that end we have proven ourselves, made the sacrifices and shown the staying power to bring this non-existent reform movement to the next level. We need you to make that donation here and reach out to those in your community who may have been victims and have the financial resources to achieve our goal of raising a minimum $3 million in the new year. With such resources, we can hire those who assist us in offices we may be able to open in key locations around the country.
The PRI plan explains it all in convincing fashion, sufficient to withstand lawyer scrutiny of those with real capital to contribute. Only yesterday I was contacted by legal counsel for a judicial committee in New York who reviewed our work and commended its content. Of course we both recognized the uphill battle to achieve such objectives as shared parenting and judicial accountability but we have to move forward as best we can with what we have.
I can share shocking information with you regarding the censorship we have experienced over the years. Only six months ago we were successful after a state Supreme Court action in removing a family judge gag order on this site. Think logically and not passively folks, if our work was not so threatening to the divorce and family court gold mine, we would be disregarded altogether.
Here is a third excerpt from our 25-page business plan. If you have a real investment interest, we can provide a complete copy to you or any third party. Please share this not for my sake but for your families, children, true justice and accountability in our court system. Our office number is (315) 380-3420.
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Future generations will look back on today’s domestic relations courts and be amazed at how truly barbaric they once were. A scheme of laws and processes derived from feudal equity doctrines has been retained which features loving parents engaged in brutal contests over their offspring in a public arena. A winner-take-all battle for custody leads to overregulation of families by the state and marginalization, alienation or outright extinction of one fit parent from the children’s lives. Anal investigations of the combatants’ backgrounds by self-serving advisors incite further controversy to last a lifetime. It is a spectacle reminiscent of the Roman Coliseum.
No person or entity has ever completed a comprehensive study of the vast detriment which this archaic custody and support system has had upon our society. Any such effort would assuredly be stymied by the beneficiaries of a lucrative child control industry. However, common sense dictates that our nation could be well served with sweeping reforms here in our least scrutinized branch of government. We can put a man on the moon, split atoms, engage artificial intelligence and achieve vast breakthroughs in medicine but remain unable to extricate family courts from their nineteenth century practices. This public and business initiative aims to do exactly that.
The professional services developed here arise from decades of court experience and specialized activity. A summary of that background is now provided to gain a better appreciation for the potential returns on any investment in this Institute. We begin with an analysis of oppressive court practices, why they have been tolerated so long with hardly an acknowledgment from our Supreme Court. Next, we detail their impact on taxpayers, public health and worker productivity followed by a briefing of institutionalized child rearing. We close with a plan of action built upon existing services. Interwoven among these segments is a free speech initiative based on successful litigation which included the removal of a family court “gag order” on our website.
Our Top 10 Corrupt Judge series has become a big hit. Now as Donald Trump contemplates his pick for the long vacant ninth seat on our Supreme Court, we want to assure that the corrupt judges here hit the park bench and not any other kind of bench.
This is the third of a three-part series we call “Turkey Trilogy,” designed to protect all litigants from corrupt judges. You should subscribe to our Parenting Rights Institute if you have any case in any court impacting your children.
With all our uncompensated work exposing court corruption over the years, we leave it to you, our fellow victims, tortured as you must be during the holidays, to make good therapy by sending this out to the world.
Send it to fellow victims so they don’t feel “crazy” for lodging legitimate complaints to these useless commissions. E-mail a copy to your member in Congress or legislature, public interest group, lawyer, media, or even your “adversary.” You’ll be happy you did.
1. Albany Federal Judge Gary Sharpe
In First Place, is Albany U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe. Gary was at the #5 spot last month but he acclimated quickly to the top spot after former New York Senate Leader Joseph Bruno (also a former boxer) released his recent fast selling book, Keep Swinging: A Memoir of Politics and Justice. You will recall how we condemned Judge Gary Sharpe on our last list, here is what the popular statesman said about him in his book as featured in the Albany Times Union:
Judge Gary Sharpe presided over Bruno’s two criminal trials “with a perpetual expression of blunt rage and a haughtiness that seemed to rise off his robes like smoke from a block of ice.” A paragraph later, he called Sharpe “arrogant and resentful and eager to take a turn in the limelight.”
Gary is a really great family man. He has two sons that managed to get appointed to prosecutor jobs for the state and federal government where Gary was once employed, also as a prosecutor. He presided over the costly criminal trial involving New York Senate Leader Joseph Bruno.
Joe was finally successful in having the charges thrown out after years of proceedings that cost taxpayers some 14 million dollars. At one point, Gary made a spectacle of himself by lashing out at Joe during trial with the public admonition that he (Gary) was in charge of the court and not the defendant (Joe) who was simply trying to talk to his lawyer at the same trial table.
Well that was sure good to know, but it’s small potatoes compared to Gary Sharpe’s misconduct in another criminal trial two years later. You’re not going to believe this but it’s true. You can look it all up at United States v Cossey, 632 F3d 82 (2nd Cir. 2011) where Gary was removed by a federal appeals court in Manhattan for announcing his discovery of a human gene which the scientific community would not learn about for another 50 years. According to Gary, the Sharpe gene could decide how to sentence criminals.
This one is a real dusey, folks, so it will take a little longer to explain. Under the Sharpe doctrine of perverted decision making, we no longer need juries, lawyers or even the Constitution. The psychiatric profession is “all over the board,” so we don’t need them either. We can decide how long a person goes to prison by the kind of human gene which a delusional judge can make up without any scientific support whatsoever.
For lack of a better explanation, this psychotic episode can be called the “omnipotent judge doctrine” applicable to race, gender, ethnic origin and maybe even a “custodial parenting” gene. I moved to have Gary removed from my federal civil rights case on the basis of this doctrine but he retaliated instead by dismissing it without mentioning a full one-third of my supporting precedent.
I guess Gary felt that our Supreme Court was also “all over the board” with their supreme rulings so he could disregard those people as well. In the end, he effectively closed the federal courthouse doors to his public critic.
And you wonder why a police investigator took the law into his own hands in a murder-suicide upon exiting child support court leaving three children without parents and the city with a $2 million liability, Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp. 2d 367 (NDNY 2011). Gary Sharpe is appointed for life and can only be removed by congressional impeachment. Good luck with that one.
Gary “Sharpe” must be limiting his reading lately to the book, After the Madness, by ex-con and disgraced ex-Chief Justice Sol Wachtler of New York’s high court where it is explained that judges are trained to think of themselves as gods. Nevermind the law books if you get this judge folks. Bring your biology, psychiatric and political manifestos instead. Maybe even an exorcist !
“Dan King,”as he introduced himself on the phone to my ex, was removed from my case this past June after we exposed his alcohol consumption at a tavern near the courthouse in Lowville, New York with his children in the vicinity. Witnesses confirmed that the barmaid had his drink committed to memory.
We did not explain why that was so offensive, but Dan is the guy who has been abusing family court by retaliating for my valid public criticisms by exploiting my precious daughters. When he could find no evidence from a perjuring mother (Kelly Hawse-Koziol) to facilitate her sick goal of father replacement by a pervert millionaire named Joseph Flihan Jr., he fabricated an unprecedented condition of “prohibited alcohol related gestures” regarding a wedding toast to place limits on my parenting time.
That’s right folks. You read that correctly. I’m not making this up. That’s how badly they wanted to punish my free speech. It can be found in a December 2, 2013 decision which was temporarily set aside by an appeals court judge due to “structural flaws” and lack of evidence. There were bigger issues here but the higher courts apparently wanted to avoid judicial embarrassment so they simply ignored it later on. First of all, there was no such prohibition in any order prior to this wedding, and secondly, what exactly is a “prohibited alcohol related gesture” so that the sane parent can know how to comply.
The judicial cover-ups and retributions were so appalling that it forced me to get a group to investigate Dan up in his own home town. Who are you, Dan King, to judge moms and dads who simply consume a legal beverage like you do? To date nothing has changed, Dan. There’s still no evidence (not even an accusation as the appeals judge declared), to support your spiteful, deranged “gesture.” The people should be protesting daily for your removal from the bench like the next one was !
3. Family Judge Bryan Hedges
In Third Place, is Syracuse Family Judge Bryan Hedges, my custody judge. I moved to have him removed from my case because I objected to any procedure of cross-examination involving my young daughters in private chambers without the parents present. His court appointed child lawyer, William Koslosky, who hates his dad, has no children and loves his fees, countered my motion with a declaration that Judge Hedges’ reputation was “beyond reproach.” He reluctantly granted my motion due to an “appearance of impropriety” based on the “political espionage” disclosed by his chief family court clerk.
Judge Hedges was then removed from the bench shortly afterward for admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece. Gotta check each of those noun modifiers folks. He’s that pathetic, a real life child predator in chambers with your children arguing in his defense that her little hands were not actually in direct contact with his ___ in the act of (fill in the blanks). Look it up at In Re Bryan Hedges, 20 NY3d 677 (2013).
4. Syracuse Administrative Judge James Tormey
In Fourth Place, is Syracuse Chief Administrative Judge for the Fifth Judicial District James Tormey. That’s a lot of noun modifiers too, but Jim is a politician more than he is any kind of judge. In the federal civil rights case, Morin v Tormey (and Hedges), 626 F.3d 40 (2nd Cir.2010), the Onondaga County Chief Family Court Clerk successfully sued Jim for retaliation based on her refusal to conduct “political espionage” on a competing judge candidate during an election.
Like my family court matters, she was moved to distant assignments as far away as Lowville, New York. She recovered $600,000.00 against Jim and his pedophile colleague Bryan. Jim is the guy assigning all these “impartial” colleagues to decide my custody and support matters which impair my licenses, livelihood and income capacities. He is at the center of my John Grisham ordeal.
5. Family Judge James Eby
In fifth place is Oswego County, New York Judge James “dweeby” Eby, new on the family bench who got in line with 35 previously disqualified trial judges in my 10 year originally uncontested divorce. He retaliated for my reform efforts and exposure of family court corruption (i.e. this website) before such entities as the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption.
As soon as the 35th judge was removed from my case (Dan King), Dweeby took over with a vengeance. Prior to meeting any of the parties (as far as I know), he sent arrogant “tough boy” notices that no teleconferences would be considered (contrary to standard and earlier observed practices). In another notice he declared that the civil practice rules would be strictly followed. There was no justification for any of this and none was provided.
This required the parties (and taxpayer financed William “Potatoes” Koslosky) to engage in a 140 mile round trip to a courthouse near the Canadian border to receive a decision that had already been completed prior to that first appearance and arguments. You think maybe the dweeb is acting like a complete child here? Has the unethical hate, unlawful bias and unconstitutional retaliation become that brazen? Should we all just respond by taking the law into our own hands?
That’s right folks, this is how justice is “served” in New York. Ya think maybe politician Tormey, Dan-boy King and Dweeby Eby might have been talking outside the presence of the litigants to orchestrate all this? Nah! That would be unethical and a clear violation of judicial code. Besides, the Commission on Judicial Conduct has already stated in a series of determinations over six years that Dan “a-okay” King, Jimmy “the geek” Tormey and other corrupt judges among the current gang of 38 are “a-okay.”
James “dweeby” Eby is the reason why Kelly Hawse-Koziol abused her “custodial power” to make it all but impossible for me to have a meaningful fatherhood and holidays with my daughters. More on “Kelly the Grinch who stole Christmas” in coming posts. In the meantime, keep up the “good” work Jim Dandy. Study those law books to protect this child abuse industry. I’m still standing and exposing the corruption.
6. Ex-Judge Michael “Cowboy” Daley
In Sixth Place is Ex-Judge Michael “Cowboy” Daley. Yeah that’s right folks, this guy styled himself as some kind of gunslinger judge when he was on the bench in 2010. He must have been watching too many movies because I know he wasn’t doing his judge homework.
I could recall pictures of John Wayne, ranch and rodeo scenes and other self-love paraphernalia in the hallway and offices of his chambers in Herkimer County, New York. However what Mikey seemed to overlook is that his image was not a heroic one. He got the cowboy image because he did as he pleased instead of what the people and their laws prescribed.
In my ordeal, I had the rodeo wanna-be disqualified from a criminal case where I had represented a falsely accused city administrator. A newly elected mayor tried to replace her expeditiously and Daley was the go-to guy for political matters. He threw a temper tantrum not far from his John Wayne picture when I refused to take a guilty plea on her behalf.
This emotionally traumatized woman stuck with me even when the Cowboy threatened her and berated me like a spoiled little brat in open court (because I dared to have him removed from her case). Fortunately she did stay loyal to me because the replacement judge threw out two counts of her felony indictment before trial and the remaining four after a jury trial was concluded. She subsequently brought civil charges against the city.
I knew the day would come when I would have to “pay” for my proper ethical conduct and successes over an unblemished 23 year career as the “bad guy” exposing government corruption. Years later Judge Daley accepted my personal child support case out of proper assignment order and despite earlier disqualification on my client cases.
Cow-Boy committed himself on the record to have a hearing on my removal motion but issued a decision instead behind closed doors violating me without a hearing. I’m not making this up, it’s all backed up in the record, and the New York Appellate Division did nothing about it along with the do-nothing state Commission on Judicial Conduct. It led to my first license suspension in 2010, lifted two years later when an agreement was reached.
Well every dog has its day. My adversaries are gradually getting justice delivered in unexpected ways as I continue to be vindicated year after year in this ordeal. My website at http://www.leonkoziol.com explains it all. Cowboy Daley lost his judgeship when he failed to get needed party endorsements.
Evidently a failure in private practice, he tried out for a lower judge post but was again rejected. Finally this past year, he ran for the job he once held as Herkimer County DA and got buried by Scott Carpenter, a lawyer with far greater integrity, a true Clint Eastwood. He made our day by sending Cowboy Daley to Brokeback Mountain.
So it looks like you were right after all, Mike, but not the way you expected with all that reckless gunslinging. You said it best in those stupid campaign commercials with your cowboy hat declaring “Not in this County.” You’re not anything in that county anymore Mike. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! You’re full of holes today just like your violation order was in 2009, from pathetic justice to poetic justice.