Alarming Video of Corrupt Family Judges: Outraged Parents Headed to Washington

 

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Unfortunately delayed for nearly two months, an NBC production crew has finally released this second in a series of alarming videos which documents widespread corruption in our nation’s divorce and family courts. It is the product of research and visits to victims across the country by the Parenting Rights Institute. Because judges are being exposed in serial fashion, this delay is no doubt caused by a scrutiny of content for accuracy.

The sampling of judges illustrates just how serious corruption has become in these courts. Many victims place blind trust in their “gods of justice” only to learn too late that they are permanently victimized. These judges were once the same lawyers profiting off of lucrative controversy to cause severe parental alienation, veteran suicides and debtor prisons under the guise of acting in our children’s “best interests.”

The time for talk, keyboarding and sermonizing to the choir is over. The system has become a trillion dollar industry with psychiatrists, counselors, case workers and countless court predators swallowing whole your earnings, savings and college funds to feed an endless greed. Children who once respected and loved both parents are taught to spy, hate and disown them with little or no cause. The alienation here is worse than the ordeals of illegal aliens being protected at our borders.

Outraged parents are wasting their time with complaints to federal and state agencies. Such parents (legally here) are no one’s priority because the state is seizing our childrearing authority as part of a New World Order. Only last month, representatives of our Institute met with a high ranking delegate to the United Nations only to learn that we would get no sympathy there. If you have survived these courts or even if you have never been to one, you are harmed in countless other ways by the societal costs.

That is why we have had enough. These lawsuits, complaints and reports are a waste when our own government does not even have the courtesy of giving a reply to so many. We have to take our case to Washington on May 3, 2019. We are going there to demand a federal investigation of these courts, to support a national shared parenting bill for an end to custody and alienation tactics, and a repeal of Title IV-D funding that is being abused to fill our jails, hospitals and morgues.

WE NEED YOUR AID AND PARTICIPATION! SHARE THIS VIDEO AND THIS MESSAGE FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR FAMILIES AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.

IN THAT REGARD, WE ARE ALL UNITED.

If you would like to be a part of our ongoing organizing efforts, call the PRI Office at (315) 380-3420 or e-mail me personally at leonkoziol@gmail.com.

Regards,

Leon

Dr. Leon Koziol submits report to Senate Judiciary Committee seeking criminal investigation of family court corruption

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Before and after this October 11, 2018 meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Leon Koziol discussed his recent report regarding court corruption with several key members. Each one committed himself and senate staff to a review. Hopefully it will lead to a long needed federal investigation of our state family courts.

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Parenting Rights Institute Director, Dr. Leon Koziol, has just returned from a week long trip to Washington D.C. He has been lobbying the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight Committee, Justice Department and others for a federal investigation and committee hearings on the subject of judicial corruption in our nation’s family courts. He hopes other victims will join.

At the center of his effort is a report describing his Supreme Court petition docketed on September 5, 2018 entitled, Leon Koziol v Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, et. al. Case No. 18-278. That case relates the ten-year ordeal of Dr. Leon Koziol as a trial attorney and model parent with a request for judicial whistleblower protection. All documents are accessible on the Supreme Court site.

Depicted graphically throughout this website, Leon Koziol.com, his ordeal dwarfs the one related to the same Judiciary Committee by Dr. Blasey Ford during the recent confirmation hearings. Newly seated Justice Brett Kavanaugh will now review the Koziol case featuring claims of discrimination in our family courts, judge corruption and the targeting of men everywhere. 

The horrific mistreatment of this whistleblower climaxed this past year to include violations of law, procedure and government policies in a clandestine effort to literally kill a highly qualified reform messenger. Oneida County, New York  Sheriff Robert Maciol admitted that a secret police bulletin was improperly leaked to the media, one which led to a verbal “shoot on sight” order by a town patrol cop. It was compared to the police murder of Walter Scott on April 4, 2015. Unarmed and fleeing a child support warrant at a traffic stop, this dad was shot dead five times in the back leading to a $6 million settlement.

Sheriff Maciol has ignored Dr. Koziol’s complaints since January regarding the targeting of his free speech, parenting and due process rights, making him complicit in a conspiracy to violate federal law. The volatile situation which this has triggered can be compared to the needless killing of another deputy under his command, Kurt Wyman, during a domestic stand-off.

In the Koziol case, a subordinate deputy was reported for abusing court security duties, providing free service of a support summons as a favor to a court clerk, and depriving taxpayers and sheriff civil division of the fee prescribed by law. In a comparable case successfully defended by Dr. Koziol followed by civil rights recovery of $80,000, a city employee who abused his position in a similar way was quickly charged with a felony.

Dr. Koziol’s formal request for a federal investigation was discussed personally with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, some of the same ones featured during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. That process alerted the public to our third branch of government which is neither “above the law” nor immune from accountability under our Constitution.

As relevant here, and set out fully in Dr. Koziol’s report, the violations of our federal rights can elevate from civil to criminal status. A key example is “Operation Greylord,” a federal sting operation regarding judicial corruption in Chicago. Also cited in the report, it led to indictments of 93 civil rights violators that included 17 judges, 48 lawyers, 10 deputy sheriffs, 8 policemen 8 court officials and an elected politician. Nearly all were convicted. One judge committed suicide and another died in 2011, one year after his release from prison.

These are the federal criminal statutes relied upon in the Koziol report supporting a comprehensive criminal investigation of his horrific ten-year ordeal:

Title 18, section 242 of the United States Code provides as follows:

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both;

(A)nd if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Title 18 section 241 of the United States Code provides as follows:

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or if two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Free speech, due process, equal protection and the fundamental parenting right were all crucified here. As always, Dr. Koziol needs your personal and financial support after losing everything behind this worth cause. That cause is benefiting parents, families, children and future generations at great risk to a conscientious whistleblower and court reformist. Kindly share this post with your congressional representatives, media and other contacts.

Warrant Removed, U.S. Supreme Court to Review Horrific Events Surrounding a Near Fatal, Support Enforcement Fiasco

 

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Thousands of “men’ died so that the human right of equal treatment under the law could have true meaning. They did not sacrifice for women and minorities only. They also sacrificed for men increasingly prejudiced and persecuted in family courts based on their birth status. Welcome to what may be the first men’s rights case docketed before the United States Supreme Court, entitled Leon Koziol v Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, et. al. Docket No. 18-278

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Only by the grace of God am I still alive sending you this message. I remain in New York City where I am advocating for a federal investigation of the Oneida County Sheriff, Family Court and certain judges who engaged in an unprecedented attack upon my free speech. So horrific were their abuses of public office that my life and family were placed needlessly in danger. It is reminiscent of Deputy Kurt Wyman who was also placed needlessly in harm’s way under the administration of Sheriff Robert Maciol.

The public admission of a “leaked” APB to the media by Sheriff Maciol, his deputy who abused security duties to provide free service of process to a private litigant (Kelly Hawse-Koziol) and a Utica, New York city judge who abused judicial office to avenge a public censure by the Judicial Conduct Commission are only the tip of the iceberg. New York’s corrupt Fifth Judicial District is at the center of it all, those attorneys whose livelihoods are being threatened by my reform efforts. There are also those who made defamatory public statements that will face a civil lawsuit when my work here is done.

Recently, New York 22nd District Congresswoman, Claudia Tenney, leaked out her own memo depicting opponent, Anthony Brindisi, as some kind of mobster whose family would react with violent acts upon her staff. She claimed this would occur because his political career was coming to an end (evidently by her presumed victory in November). She gave only vague events and possibilities of retaliation, thereby proving that this was all a scam to dredge up dirt by association and ethnic heritage.

When called to task by the New York Post, Claudia back-pedaled, claiming she did not mean to refer to the younger Brindisi (law partner and Assemblyman), and not even his father who was charged at one time with seven felonies stemming from a drug ring operated from his law office. She was referring to unnamed “thugs” somehow connected to the Brindisi family. The elder Brindisi was a reputed mob lawyer. A young attorney in the same law office was found tied to a chair, gagged and dead in the basement.

Welcome to my home town where I served as city councilman and corporation counsel. Known once as “Sin City,” the abuse inflicted on me for exposing corruption here should not surprise you. When news was “leaked” to the media behind this major man-hunt against me for “child support” (a conscientious attorney never even accused of a crime), there was no concern expressed by Claudia for me as one of her constituents. She knew my ordeal when interviewing me in my home in 2010 as a secondary media representative prior to winning her first election. She knew the stand I was making for abused fathers and non-custodial mothers. But evidently it was only her own interests that were important.

I filed complaints with Sheriff Maciol, the Judicial Conduct Commission and Chief Judge Janet DiFiore in January of this year outlining the crimes committed against me and even predicting what was to come. Not a single one gave me the courtesy of a reply, leading to the logical conclusion that crimes by judges, lawyers and court staff were perfectly acceptable. Under these circumstances, and our Constitution, the citizenry is entitled to fend for itself. That is how our nation began.

Now it is all before the United States Supreme Court. Today, I received notice that my motion for stay filed during the time of Judge Gerald Popeo’s warrant was formally docketed (dated September 4, 2018). It is currently being considered by Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg. It has interesting parallels to the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings with the twist that men are now becoming a discriminated class in America. Indeed the first issue presented asks our high court to take up that very question. You can view the entire petition on-line on the Supreme Court website, search docket, Leon Koziol v Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, et. al. Case No. 18-278.

In closing, I want to thank those around the country who sought to give me support and assistance, most importantly those who combined to make the support payment needed to lift the Popeo warrant. We need to share this post and wage a campaign for accountability never seen before. Corruption is growing at all levels of government while the rest of us who follow the rules are abused as victims. I got no calls from my daughters. The alienation for money waged by their “custodial parent” Kelly Hawse-Koziol would make Satan herself cringe.

Traffic cop: Kill (Leon Koziol) on Sight? Breaking news of a loving dad, civil rights attorney, and model citizen who dared to criticize our third branch of government.

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I know this post may shock some of you, blow your mind, whatever, but as a parent and American citizen, you need to read it, share it, make it viral, and overcome the censorship which surrounds it. I’ve not communicated with my followers for some time because I did not want to alarm family members or friends about events accumulating recently which have now placed my life in serious danger.

You might say, I am a “dead man walking,” and I will be contacting the United States Supreme Court tomorrow morning to discern, perhaps for the first time ever, whether there is any court procedure to protect a citizen from a “kill on sight” order issued verbally by a traffic cop against me for a child support debt. As fate would have it, I have a petition pending there along with a motion for a stay of the proceedings which caused all this (before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

Some of you may recall former Georgia state senator Nancy Schaefer. She was supposed to be a featured speaker at a parenting rights convention in our nation’s capital along with me in 2010. She never made it because she was found mysteriously dead along with her husband of 52 years in her home. She had been exposing family court corruption no differently than I have been. It is literally a trillion dollar industry that is destroying families and our moral fiber as a nation.

Today, my hours may also be numbered. For the time being, I have found a temporary place of safety. Hence, I can now explain what is truly going on in connection with a story leaked to WIBX radio in upstate, New York last week. Concerned parents have called from around the country offering support. Some have asked me to surrender to a so-called “child support” warrant issued by a corrupt, Utica, New York criminal judge assigned as an “acting family judge” to my custody and support cases. His name is Gerald Popeo.

Don’t bother trying to figure out any of that jurisdiction or assignment stuff. Even New York’s bar association condemned a justice system in our state which features 11 trial courts in contrast to our largest state of California which has only one. But hey, such complications are highly lucrative for lawyers even if it means murders and suicides among the people they incite. And that leads me to this horrific event exposed for the first time.

On Thursday night, August 30, 2018, at approximately 9 pm, at the toll booths of interstate 87 and 90 near Albany, New York, a former client and friend was headed northbound toward Lake George, New York in my black truck (H-3 Hummer). He was quickly pulled over by a patrol cop. There was no real traffic issue, he was likely tagged by a registration, computer-generated, sticker on the windshield, having been accused of erratic driving, failing to signal, etc. Talk about citizen monitoring!

Anyone coming through that maze of intersections knows how ridiculous such charges would be, and he was also cited with speeding, 66 in a 55, coming out of those toll booths. For at least two hours, this man was berated and threatened with multiple felony charges because the registration came back to my name. He was required to disclose my location based on some sort of “all points bulletin” depicting me as a dangerous suspect (of nothing at all because it related to a civil child support debt).

These Albany guys were relying on an Oneida County deputy sheriff-initiated phone conversation. What they were not told is that my statements (long present in my court papers) were premised on a logical belief that I was being set up for a violent arrest (more on that shortly.) I would never resist a “lawful arrest,” but that’s not how it was portrayed in an “All Points Bulletin” of sorts that was, as stated, sadistically  “leaked” to the media.

At one point, it was learned that the driver had a child support warrant of his own, but the applicable law enforcement agency (Lewis County bordering Oneida County) refused an offer to pick him up. This was likely based on a realization that the situation was getting way out of control. I mean, after all, weren’t there real criminals somewhere to be focused on with our tax dollars?

Judge Daniel King in that (Lewis) county case was the same person who caused this driver (and me) to lose our children, in my case to facilitate substitution by an unfit, childless millionaire who went so far as to nearly run me over with his black cadillac last summer (witnessed by a nearby restaurant manager). You may have heard the stories of at least two New York Supreme Court judges who were sent to prison on child custody bribery charges (Albany’s Thomas Spargo and Brooklyn’s Gerald Garson).

The driver was finally released despite all the felony threats. When he finally reached me, the story he told would make any free world citizen cringe. How ironic it was that I was proudly wearing an NYPD shirt when he described his ordeal. It had seven patrol cars and one in cop in particular who threatened him with all sorts of harmful consequences unless he led them to me. The others apparently did not correct him when he stated that they would “kill on sight” regarding that APB put out against me for this money debt. He also accused the driver of trying to protect a “cop killer.”

Remember Walter Scott? Probably not. That’s because, often times, when the “black lives matter” movement comes around in the media, they conveniently leave him out of the serial carnage. Yet he is the worst case from all the other killings. Walter was running, unarmed, from a child support warrant at a traffic stop in South Carolina. He was murdered by that traffic cop and shot dead in the back five times. If not for a cell phone video by an unseen by-stander, no one would have believed the story.

While everyone at Walter Scott’s funeral (I was there) tried to make it a race issue, the funeral pastor saw it differently. He blamed it on these draconian child support enforcement practices. No one cared, no reform resulted from this dad’s needless murder. The family recovered $6 million in a wrongful death lawsuit but how did that help his little ones spend the rest of their lives without their loving father? Is murder by a traffic cop the newest form of “child support?”

Our government learned nothing from the Walter Scott murder, Thomas Ball’s self-immolation or the family murder suicide in Astoria only a few weeks ago. To prove that, I am today, literally a “dead man walking.” I may be dead only minutes from now because I will not surrender to the corruption of our courts any more than Martin Luther King did with his “Letter from Birmingham jail” or Susan B. Anthony did who refused to pay her fine for the crime of voting in a congressional election.

What’s the chance that the courtroom named after Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York is the same one where my law license was suspended in 2010 for refusing to pay “sexist” child support. Even now, well into the 21st century, our Census Bureau continues to report that nearly 85% of all parents paying child support are men, 90% of (antiquated) “custody awards” go to women, and nearly 100% of all parents sent to a debtor prison for so-called “child support” are men.

I want to thank all of you who have offered me assistance. We have the dubious distinction of having the most imprisoned population in the “free world,” all for the sake of money (i.e. kickbacks to judges in Pennsylvania for prison construction contracts that landed juveniles falsely in prison). I have retained a video regarding the foregoing incident and sent it to three people for my personal protection. Every minute now may be my last, but it was a sacrifice which needed to be made.

For “the record,” the APB thing originated from a telephone conversation initiated by a security deputy at the Oneida County Courthouse in Utica, New York. Out of concern only for himself due to his unlawful conduct, he asked me to surrender myself to Gerald Popeo. I don’t even know this deputy’s name but his manner of treating me like a common criminal incited my emotions. I’m wondering if he ever offered such privileges to other dads who simply failed to appear for a family court hearing on a money debt.

Anyway, this is the same guy who was asked by a family court clerk there to serve me with the support violation summons which is now leading to my imminent death. He did so to benefit Kelly Hawse-Koziol, the so-called “custodial parent” of my two daughters. This deputy sheriff abused his court security duties by interrupting a separate custody proceeding to serve that summons. Meanwhile I was required to pay for such services through the same deputy sheriff’s civil division.

What’s even worse, the support magistrate, Natalie Carraway, who recommended the Popeo-approved six-month child support incarceration, failed to rectify a $45,500 tax-free child support payment I made in 2015, making the whole support debt a fraud upon the court by the robotic state “Child Support Collection Center.” Gerry Popeo allowed an adjournment to obtain the relevant hearing transcript showing that fraud, but curiously, two stenographers that I hired for that purpose, changed their minds for its production.

In short, the entire family court was placed on the side of my adversary with no concern from any judge, supervising or presiding. Did this deputy not commit a crime by abusing his assigned duties and stealing from taxpayers what they were entitled to at the Civil Division of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department? I made all the appropriate complaints to New York’s Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, the court administration and Sheriff Robert Maciol, even following up with phone calls where my complaints were acknowledged (in January of this year). As of this publication, I have yet to receive the courtesy of a reply.

As for the judge who issued my “death” warrant, Gerald Popeo was censured by the New York Judicial Conduct Commission on February 12, 2015 for physical threats made to litigants from the bench and unlawful (civil contempt) jail sentences. A Commission judge concluded after hearing the evidence that Gerald Popeo had made jokes while on duty to an African-American attorney that “downstate blacks refer to upstate blacks as country niggers.” He should have been arrested by court security for his threats and thrown off the bench for his racist remarks. Instead he was given a mere censure which he blamed, in part, on me as a “witch hunt.”

Gerald Popeo was recently assigned to my support case as revenge and to complete the persecution for my public criticisms of these courts.  Coupled with my twelve year divorce ordeal, it is all sufficient for me to conclude that I have been targeted for physical injury in an unlawful arrest. By law, I have the human right to defend myself as Rodney King could have when he was nearly beat to death on a roadside in California. Robert Maciol, his deputy, Gerald Popeo, Daniel King and others must be held accountable for my death should that occur.

As for attention-deprived, Kelly Hawse-Koziol, she is obviously enjoying all this. She could end it all by simply withdrawing her demands for money but she seems to literally want “blood.” This has nothing to do with any child’s “best interests.” I cannot pay gender biased “child support” after all my means for obtaining income were taken by the state’s judiciary and child support machine. The people need a federal investigation into my case. All I ask now is for my daughters to contact me so that I can say good-bye. You girls were always my whole life while it existed.

  

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).

Civil rights advocate targeted by thieving ethics lawyers, Facebook and now a publicly censured Judge Popeo

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Sean Hannity, Dr. Leon Koziol and Dr. Ari Braverman in Manhattan

Parenting Rights Institute

First it was a trio of ethics lawyers fired for falsifying time sheets, then Facebook, certain mainstream media, and now a publicly censured judge is joining the gang of liberals persecuting a once prominent civil rights attorney in New York.

It all began in 2008 when Dr. Leon Koziol set out to expose corruption in divorce and family courts in an effort to replace antiquated custody and support laws with progressive shared parenting. The retributions achieved epic proportion after he supported Donald Trump BEFORE election day, going so far as to file a 2016 motion for disqualification of Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg due to her anti-Trump political interviews from Supreme Court chambers.

Dr. Leon Koziol employs the alternative “Juris Doctor” for his professional name because an Albany, New York appeals court prohibited him from using the term “attorney” in a six month suspension order. Such a prohibition conveniently removes the credibility of his corruption reports and reform message. The license suspension was long completed in 2013, and it was caused by a secretary influenced to create ethics issues in Dr. Koziol’s law office. That secretary was eventually convicted of felonies committed on later victims.

2013 was also the year that Dr. Koziol testified regarding widespread judge and lawyer misconduct before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption at Pace University. It was the same year that ethics lawyers appointed by the same court announced to a panel of justices in closed proceedings that they would oppose returning Koziol to his civil rights practice so long as his public criticisms continued. It was a year when custody judge, Bryan Hedges, disqualified by Koziol motion in 2011, was permanently removed from the family court bench for admitting to sexual abuse of his handicapped five year old niece.

That same year, the same ethics lawyers were allowed by their judge superiors to resign quietly after a state inspector general uncovered their falsified time sheets. They were never prosecuted, criminally or ethically, and still allowed to practice law in New York’s capital district. This is in contrast to one Koziol client who was immediately prosecuted as a felon for obtaining a $16 city gas card reimbursement two hours after wrongful discharge. He was cleared by a jury before obtaining a consequentially large civil rights recovery.

These were only some of the shocking revelations brought before the Moreland Commission. Within weeks of that testimony, Dr. Koziol lost all contact with his daughters due to a family judge, Daniel King, who was reported for fabricating college degrees in child support decisions. Judge King could find no evidence of unfit parenting, indeed there was never any child protection agency report, so he based his decision on a “prohibited alcohol related gesture” (a wedding toast) among other demented concoctions. He even imposed a gag order on this site which was removed only after Dr. Koziol sued him in New York Supreme Court on First Amendment violations

And so it’s been, a suspension of a law license exceeding eight years, one year longer than a felony disbarment period, without so much as an accusation of any criminal wrongdoing. And no child contact for over four years! It is an unprecedented ordeal and a judicial record by most accounts. But that’s not the only record en route to shattering the glass ceiling of judicial immunity. Over 40 trial jurists have been assigned so far to Dr. Koziol’s originally uncontested divorce since it was filed in 2006.

With each assignment, grounds for disqualification arose immediately, causing one judge after another to recuse himself or herself at the outset. For others who pressed on in violation of judicial ethics, misconduct inevitably reared itself, and removal was secured through motion filings. Rather than accepting the systemic retaliation and the state’s role in all this, judges are now faulting the victim of their corruption.

The latest one is Gerald “Rocky” Popeo (Judge #41) who was publicly censored in 2015 by the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct after a hearing judge found that he had joked about downstate blacks and upstate “country niggers.” Popeo was also found guilty of making a violent threat to a litigant from the bench. The public censure encompassed serial contempt and jail sentences in violation of due process. However, much more was never reported or excused by that Commission, and this sadistic, self-loving and mentally challenged judge was never even removed.

For example, a former African-American city official and Koziol client attempted suicide in a jail cell after Judge Popeo presided over a racist targeting of his night club. All nuisance and liquor violations were dismissed by a jury after Judge Popeo re-committed the suicide prospect to jail from the hospital where he was in recovery. Prior to the targeting, this same African-American activist obtained a jury verdict of $333,000.00 in a race discrimination case against some of the same people now behind the Koziol witch hunt. It was argued by Dr. Koziol before a current Supreme Court Justice, Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004).

In the summer of 2017, Popeo initiated a heated exchange with Koziol at a local bar, witnessed by a U.S. Marine veteran. It was based on Gerry’s belief that Leon had something to do with the 2015 misconduct prosecution against him. Despite all that, like his denials of racism reported by an African-American attorney, Judge Popeo denied that the bar conversation even occurred. He did so as an “Acting Family Court Judge” assigned to Dr. Koziol’s custody and support cases. His peculiar assignment came at a time when a series of editorials and full page advertisements by Dr. Koziol critical of the judiciary were featured in the Syracuse, Utica and Watertown, New York newspapers.

And despite even that, the same Gerald Popeo denied Dr. Koziol’s motion for disqualification this past week, ruling that he can be impartial. Since his assignment in February, 2018, Popeo has continued to deny Koziol all contact with his daughters. He now stands ready to jail him on orchestrated (unlawful) child support debts. The Leon Koziol story was recently documented in a shocking new book, Satan’s Docket: Corruption and Carnage in America’s Divorce Industry.  It is a must-read for all court participants and good government advocates, available on-line at http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com.

With this backdrop, can anyone continue to be shocked by Donald Trump’s condemnation of federal judges who interfere with national security decisions of our elected president? The Leon Koziol story shows how the elected goal of “draining the swamp” cannot be limited to the executive or legislative branches. A federal judge who dismissed Dr. Koziol’s civil rights case against his persecutors is all the proof we Americans need to support President Trump.

That federal judge, Gary Sharpe, was removed from a case by a federal appeals court in Manhattan for announcing a human gene for decision making that would not be discovered by scientists for “another fifty years.” United States v Cossey, 632 F.3d   82 (2nd Cir. 2011). Never mind the swamp, that sort of lunacy on the bench rivals Hitler’s Nazi Germany. It also presents an important message for all whistle blowers like Edward Snowden: Stay in some free country where it’s safe!

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Judge “Rocky” Popeo: the Most Violent, Racist Family Judge in America Today

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When viewing this photo, most people see the iconic movie star, Sylvester Stallone, commemorating the blockbuster movie series. Rocky. But in upstate New York, there’s an “Acting” Family Judge who could see himself instead holding that American flag. Meet Judge Gerald “Rocky” Popeo with a build more like that of Rocky’s co-star “Paulie.” Judge Jerry may still come off his bench and wipe that grin off your face if you dare to enter his ring (courtroom)!

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

“You’re standing there with a grin that I would love to come off the bench and slap off your face”

“Mr. Scully (prosecutor) is playing cigar store Indian at the moment.”

“You know what black people from New York City call black people from upstate New York? Country Niggers.”

According to an ethics judge, these comments were made by Judge Gerald Popeo of the City Court of Utica, New York. In 2015, he was merely censured for those remarks instead of removed from that bench by the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct. Now Fifth District Chief Judge James “Bond” Tormey has elevated him to “Acting Family Judge.” This comes after Judge #39 and Judge #40 were disqualified from my 12 year originally uncontested divorce case.

Welcome to Trial Judge #41, a judicial record by most accounts. You have to believe that Judge Jerry “Rocky” Popeo filling the latest slot was a monumental joke. After all, with the violent threats and racist remarks he was prosecuted for, the last thing you would expect a rational court system to do is appoint him as a family judge. Isn’t that the court where domestic violence is being condemned? Isn’t that where African-American fathers are discriminated most, even shot dead five times in the back while fleeing unarmed from a child support warrant (Walter Scott)? What is Judge Jerry doing here?

Imagine if this wanna-be Rocky treated an African-American father this way? (let’s just call him Apollo Creed). He compares Apollo to a “country nigger” and threatens to come off his bench to “wipe that smirk off (his) face?” When Larry Nassar, ex-physical education director of Michigan State University was facing his sentencing for sex crimes, a father of three victims lunged for him across the trial table. He was restrained by court security but never charged with contempt by the female judge because she understood his rage.

But what happens if it’s the judge provoking violence? What if the litigant in the Popeo case accepted Judge Rocky’s challenge to come off that bench and wack him? Who would court security restrain or taser? We may soon find out as I face this pompous judge next week. Talk about domestic violence, provocation and father discrimination! What was the Commission thinking when it released this judge on his own recognizance to put law enforcement in harm’s way? They have families too. And what kind of coward hides behind them in a black dress when making such threats? (it’s a robe only when the person in it acts accordingly.

I have asked the same Commission in a formal complaint to reconsider its decision in light of the misconduct which occurred by Judge Popeo in my own court cases as a civil rights attorney over the years. There is also an effort being started by a veteran U.S. Marine to make a stand against this sort of discrimination and misconduct due to the vast number of daily suicides occurring to his brothers as a result.

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