Satan’s Docket: Welcome to Mob City Utica, New York

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

“For as long as can be remembered, people have been pleading for a lawyer to take a conscientious stand against his profession; to slay an evil which has lurked there for too long. And when that person finally arrived, they crucified him.”    Original

There can be no better depiction of my ten year ordeal exposing corruption of children, parents and families in our nation’s domestic relations courts. Prior to taking a stand against those who made a living bankrupting entire families through orchestrated conflict, I had an unblemished 23 year record as a successful civil rights attorney. Today, the retributions have cost me my children, licenses and livelihood to the point of seeking human rights protection in Paris.

It’s all been suppressed in the news or misrepresented by a cult of judges issuing defamatory decisions in upstate, New York. And now the story will finally be told in a book set to be released this fall entitled, Satan’s Docket. I was not sure of that title but it came out by accident in one of my chapters where I warned my readers to reconcile, mediate or surrender their petty custody and support issues to avoid being placed on Satan’s Docket.

However after spending a few days in our nation’s capital networking with fellow whistleblowers and best selling authors, I came across such published titles as Lucifer’s Bank and The Dark Side. It was then that I knew I had my story right, from ethics committee witch hunts to my pedophile custody judge removed from the family court bench, it was all there like another plot for the blockbuster movie, Devil’s Advocate.

Over the course of my originally uncontested divorce, over thirty-five, that’s right 35 trial jurists were removed from my case, some from the bench altogether, a record among courts across America by my research. Due to my controversial litigation over the years, you would think that the witch hunt was executed by jurists in my home county. But ironically they all pretty much did the right thing by stepping down at the outset.

I continue to be censored for my public criticisms, most particularly for my 2013 testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption at Pace University. Since that time multiple license reinstatement applications have been denied through opposition reports citing that testimony with exhibits containing reproduced website postings at www.leonkoziol.com.

Prior to being terminated as the principal ethics lawyer working against me (for falsifying his time sheets), Steve Zayas declared to the licensing court that year that his Committee (the “unethical ethics committee” as I called it) would oppose my reinstatement as long as I continued my public criticisms. That has left me in a suspended state exceeding the seven year term for disbarred convicted felons.

I have never been disbarred, still paying my registration fees as a member of the New York bar, and I have never even been accused of a crime, child abuse or found guilty of malpractice. I completed a six month license suspension many years ago caused by a secretary in my office (sent to jail last year on felony convictions). She was influenced by outsiders to tamper with office mail and keep court appointments off my calendar.

The Third Department ethics court nevertheless held me responsible for her supervision while taking no similar action against fellow members of the court or their appointed ethics committee for supervisory duties regarding the three ethics lawyers they allowed to resign quietly for falsifying their time sheets. And that would entail misappropriation of public money, right? Not even a criminal charge?

While I could go on and on, the book tells it all in 22 chapters and over 108,000 words destined to become a documentary someday. At least that’s what I’ve been told by experts at the National Whistleblowers Summit this past week in Washington D.C. Sadly the collateral damage was inflicted upon my innocent daughters and victims of government abuse still awaiting my return to the “profession.” Since 2010, I remain amazed at the number of people still seeking my services. I could not win everything that came to me over a stellar career but I always remained dedicated to my clients.

To make my book appealing to a broader market, I spiced up the plot with excerpts of high profile cases. In it, I heap praise on most of the characters unconnected with the witch hunt, even former enemies. I can think of only a few locals that I have exposed negatively. Utica Mayor Ed Hanna and city lawyer Linda Fatata come to mind. This chapter brings out some of my local history for those of you across the country who have wondered about it. Entitled, A Wedding to Die For, I introduce Satan like she has never been seen before. Here is that excerpt:

Kelly Hawse and I met in 1998 at a place called Babe’s Macaroni Grill and Bar, an Italian restaurant in a predominantly Italian populated city. Once known as “Sin City of the East,” Utica, New York had a dubious distinction as a rust belt city mired in mafia lore.

A high number of mobsters were discovered to be from Utica at the infamous Appalachian summit of 1957. While many mafia enclaves closed after that sting operation, this one survived well into the nineties and quite likely into the present century.

Outside investigations of corruption triggered by the Appalachian arrests revealed that city police and county prosecutors were ignoring the gambling, prostitution and racketeering which were rampant here. Convicted murderer, Joseph Valachi, testified at a U.S. Senate hearing that from eighty to a hundred members of the mafia were from Utica. News reports featured shootouts, car bombings, ambushes and gruesome murders that would rival the Middle East today.

While attending law school in Illinois, even my classmates from Al Capone’s city of Chicago could not get enough of my stories, not so much because they tracked the ones in the Godfather movie but because they were real and current, three murders in a single month.

A young lawyer, Joseph Dacquino, was found tied to a chair and lifeless in the law office basement of a criminal defense attorney who had defended figures linked to organized crime. Speculation abounded that the victim was an FBI informant, mistaken for his boss or in the wrong place at the wrong time. [1]

Many years later, that boss, Louis Brindisi, would advise against my challenges to a corrupt court system during a private exchange at his former restaurant in Saratoga Springs. His practical advice was based on a preference for keeping a law license over child contact because a whistleblower like me could end up in jail without commission of any crime.

He knew the system as well as any lawyer but possessed a street character about him which elevated the value of his advice. And how correct he was. He was related to the judge whose wife commended our wedding.

One year after that wedding, I won a First Amendment trial as former Utica corporation counsel with Louie on the other side. [2] Front page newspaper photos featured Kelly in a pregnant state alongside me on the front steps of the federal courthouse after the jury verdict was announced.

My daughter was actually there to witness her daddy make precedent. Her mom could probably verify the kicks inside her each time my little girl celebrated an objection ruled in my favor. It was all but delivery time when the verdict was read aloud and she could hear it.

Our attending nurse at the hospital may have confirmed a likelihood that my unborn little girl could hear that verdict. Otherwise her prior opinions regarding the sonograms would be fraudulent. On one occasion, she concluded that our little girl was playing hide-and-seek with mommy and daddy as she visited or ducked the screen.

In the courtroom, my daughter must have guessed from her exclusive vantage point that her dad had brought together a highly intriguing cast of characters for her entertainment, stories she could one day share with her friends in high school.

They included a reputed mobster lawyer, a multi-millionaire mayor renowned across the country for his Trump-like battles, and a highly respected, veteran lawyer assisting her dad who would later become legal counsel for the Woodberry pool club with her mom as a director and her future sister an avid patron.

United States District Court Judge David N. Hurd presided over the case. A serious minded federal jurist, he was easy to spot in any crowd even without a robe. Prior to assuming the bench, he resembled one of the Kennedy brothers, John or Bobby, and Ted by the time he got this case.

Louie was at an opposing trial table with city lawyers that included John Dillon, Utica’s corporation counsel during these proceedings who would also sue the city he worked for ten years later. In Pearce v Longo, [3] he recovered $2 million in a parent murder-suicide case involving a city police investigator after he left support court. That horrific event, needlessly fomented by divorce contests, morphed into a local movement to prevent domestic violence.

In addition, there were notable persons not at my trial who were monitoring it closely. They included Tim Julian, the replacement mayor who I had named in a race discrimination case. That litigation had just begun in the same court before the same judge resulting in a verdict of $333,820.32 one year later.[4] I argued that verdict in Manhattan before Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Another six figure jury verdict arose after that one as my cases against the city grew over time.

Tim’s brother, Robert Julian, was also undoubtedly glued to news reports of this trial. Highly influential in politics, he held prominent positions during a stellar career as a personal injury attorney. He served a term as state Supreme Court justice and more recently represented my disgraced custody judge, Bryan Hedges. From the first day of jury selection to the last day of trial, front page news provided all the daily drama. Some background is therefore in order.

On December 4, 1996, a horrific fire erupted in a multi-floor building on Bleecker Street in east Utica. Firefighters sent into the building were soon trapped on an upper floor when the one below it was by-passed in the rush to get to the assumed source. The temperature on the one below reached a level that produced a flashover, in lay terms a mass fire eruption caused by temperatures reaching a kindling point.

It left firefighters above scrambling to escape. Crawling, blinded by smoke and suffocating to their deaths, only miracles allowed them to get out alive. But the injuries, scars and traumas were indescribable. At the time, my boss, the city’s mayor, was in a heated battle with the fire department over budget cuts which were quickly cited as a factor.

It attracted national attention. Utica’s arson rate was growing to twice the national average and three times the state average. At its worst, when I was city corporation counsel, the Utica Fire Department was battling as many as three fires a night with nearly half ruled as arson.

I can still remember working on a risk management report in City Hall late one night when fire sirens were going off in multiple parts of the city. Due to threats I had received because of that report, I would be extra careful when accessing my car alone in the basement garage. A close friend and city marshal would demand a call each time I did so that he could escort me safely.

I was also extra careful with the report’s final conclusions and recommendations. I wanted to assure all concerned that they were based on fact and not the political agenda of the mayor. His name was Edward A. Hanna, and he had appointed me the city’s top lawyer…

Stay tuned for more in this series of posts I call: Satan’s Series

Footnotes:

[1]   Rocco LaDucca, Mob Files Day 7: How it all ended, (Utica) Observer Dispatch, May 9, 2009

[2]   Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (NDNY 2000)

[3]  766 F. Supp. 367 (NDNY 2011)

[4]  Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F. 3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004)

Law Enforcement’s Role in Judicial Whistleblowing and First Amendment

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Boston Area Homicide Detective Ken Williams exchanges valuable information with Parental Advocate Dr. Leon Koziol regarding judicial whistleblowing cases at a dinner meeting near the White House in Washington D.C.

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Continuing with our series on the Whistleblowers Summit and Civil Rights Conference in Washington D.C. last week, I had occasion to network with a variety of experts on the subject including Ken Williams, a Boston area homicide detective. He provided valuable insights from a law enforcement perspective on how to protect oneself from false prosecutions and assembling evidence for valid convictions.

On conclusion of this particular panel discussion, I asked whether there was any special protocol for investigations of judicial corruption. I cited my pedophile custody judge, Bryan Hedges, widespread misconduct ignored in my case, Operation Greylord in Chicago where federal judges were prosecuted while I was in law school, Gerald Garson and Thomas Spargo, New York Supreme Court Judges sent to prison for soliciting custody and divorce bribes in 2007, and the Kids for Cash Scandal in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Williams could relate no particular protocol in judge cases but seemed to recognize that this was a very sensitive area for judicial whistle blowers. Another speaker, civil rights attorney Stephen Kohn, an expert in this field, recently published a book which I purchased and discussed with him. In that book, Steve paints a scary picture of whistleblowers who routinely lose their jobs, reputation, homes and life’s savings as a result of this crucial exercise of First Amendment rights in a self-governing nation.

However I could find few examples in either his book or among conference attendees which exceeded mine, the retributions inflicted upon me for exposing corruption in the divorce industry. My ordeal is necessarily detailed in my upcoming book, Satan’s Docket, a memoir of my civil rights litigation over a thirty year period which also provides a valuable handbook for parents impacted in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Ultimately, through this book, I am hoping to secure a federal investigation into my case and reform of Title IV-D funding abuses to make shared parenting a reality.

Please share this post and consider supporting our cause at www.leonkoziol.com.

Best regards,

Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

(315) 380-3420

Judicial Whistleblowers Entitled to Protection and Compensation

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After being nearly run over by a black Cadillac in front of witnesses a few weeks back at a local Irish pub (Celtic Harp), you might say I need a pair of bodyguards. Pictured here is former Super Bowl winner for the Denver Broncos, Jamie Brown.  A victim of blunt head injury, I have been asked to look into the cover-ups while a major lawsuit is nearing settlement. Pictured also is Mike Paladino who joined me for the Whistleblower Summit and Civil Rights Conference in Washington.  FYI: I am standing 5 foot 11 inches and weighing in at a “mere” 200 lbs.

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Having just returned from a whistleblowers summit and conference in Washington D.C., I had the privilege of meeting numerous victims of government abuse. Of all that were featured, few exceeded my ordeal. Indeed, because I heard about the summit at the last minute, the sponsors could not get me on the speakers agenda which had already been formalized. However I was allowed to present my case followed by an interview with Summit sponsors for future publication.

My focus was different than most presenters who decried retributions by federal and state agencies (executive branch of government). I was determined to obtain protection for that unique category of citizens known as judicial whistleblowers. These are the ones who expose corruption in the judicial branch, the forums created by the people to bring justice for all the other whistleblowers. At present, there is no real protection for us as my ordeal has abundantly demonstrated.

From my pedophile custody judge removed from family court (Bryan Hedges) to divorce judges soliciting bribes to fix custody cases (Gerald Garson and Thomas Spargo), we have a growing crisis on our hands. These are judges taken down only because of courageous whistleblowers. One was a father-attorney in divorce. Another was a mom who lost custody of her child. How many more have never been caught? Without judicial whistleblowers, the other types may never see justice even with the federal Whistleblower Protection Act now in effect.

For this reason, Judicial whistleblowers need legal protection and monetary compensation for the risks and injuries they endure. After exposing widespread corruption among wealthy Americans dodging tax liabilities in Swiss banks, whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld was wrongly prosecuted by the IRS and sent to prison for a thirty month term. Ultimately he recovered $102 million as part of a new IRS whistleblower protection program.

His ordeal has striking similarities to mine, wrongfully prosecuted by unethical ethics lawyers who were ultimately allowed to resign for falsifying their time sheets (Albany chief counsel Peter Torncello, Steven Zayas and Elizabeth Devane). My children, licenses and livelihood were all seized in retaliation for the widespread corruption I have been exposing to no avail before a self-regulating profession and court system. Less than 10% of all commission complaints in New York and California are even looked into.

This autumn, my book, Satan’s Docket, will be published. It exposes my shocking ordeal while serving as an instruction manual for all parents affected by our nation’s divorce and family courts. Unsure whether the title was a good one, all doubt was removed this past week in Washington with the presentation and release of Birkenfeld’s book titled, Lucifer’s Bank.

In an effort to pave the way for judicial whistleblower protection in New York, I presented a 25-page, $25 million claim before the New York Legislature. After personal visits to legislative offices, I finally got a call from legislative counsel for the Assembly Judiciary Committee (Weinstein). The uphill battle I faced was mutually detailed.

I have yet to receive replies of any kind from my former Assembly representative, Claudia Tenney, campaigning for Congress at the time, my Senate representative, Joseph Griffo, who declared me his friend time and again, or Anthony Brindisi, Assembly representative in the district where my law practice was shut down. All this occurred within the span of a few years after 23 unblemished years as a successful civil rights attorney and ten years as a model parent without even a complaint before any child protection agency.

Please share this post for the general benefit of all Americans. As U.S. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stated at a recent Whistleblower Day celebration, “You can’t fix something if you don’t know it’s broken. That’s just common sense.” But it’s much more than that for judicial whistleblowers: “You can’t get justice if corruption is being concealed by those who are supposed to deliver it.

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Parenting Rights Institute

(315) 380-3420

 

 

2017 National Whistleblower Summit: Valuable Aid For Court Victims

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From left to right, Louis Clark, Executive Director and CEO of GAP (Government Accountability Project), Tom Devine, its Legal Director and Leon Koziol, Whistleblower Advocate


“You can’t fix something if you don’t know it’s broken. That’s just common sense.”  U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

That is a quote taken from U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Chuck Grassley, of Iowa at the 2015 National Whistleblower Day Celebration. He is the man at the center of investigations involving Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It is a quote which aptly depicts my ongoing mission to obtain justice and overdue reform for victims of divorce and family courts across the country.

I attended the 2017 Whistleblower Day Celebration and three-day Whistleblowers Summit in Washington D.C. this past week, having been interviewed by its sponsors at the Mott whistleblower law offices next to the Supreme Court. Among other things, I also participated in a dinner meeting of prominent whistleblowers at the National Press Club near the White House.

As this post is being made public, my 2017 corruption report regarding Title IV-D funding abuses is being delivered personally to Senator Grassley at a meeting set for 4 pm today at his Senate office. This report was previously delivered to a congressional oversight committee and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It depicts an epidemic harming parents in divorce and family courts in the states which is being censored and suppressed by special interests and bar associations.

During the three-day summit, I had occasion to exchange valuable information with best selling authors of books depicting whistleblower ordeals. They included Bradley Birkenfeld who spent three years in prison for exposing corruption in the Swiss banking system. On his release, he recovered a record $104 million under the IRS whistleblower program. His book entitled, Lucifer’s Bank, has striking resemblances to mine, Satan’s Docket, projected for publication this autumn.

A key goal of my book and travels is to bring legal protection for a unique group of citizens known as judicial whistleblowers. At present it does not exist, and as my case has amply demonstrated, the retributions can be horrific and utterly inhuman. Attendees at this summit were shocked at my ordeal as presented in a one-page book summary and eight-page chapter summary available by request at leonkoziol@parentingrightsinstitute.com.

Of course, I am not a legal aid, public defender or government funded entity. I am a high risk, confidential and specialized consultant bringing public attention to individual cases. I no longer practice civil rights law and do not give legal opinions, but I do have lawyers available as part of our referral program. Hence, I rely on donations and product purchases at www.leonkoziol.com.

This summit sponsored by The Government Accountability Project, ACORN 8 and other prominent organizations was extremely valuable and should be supported. This week I will feature key summaries such as this one to enlighten my followers on a growing epidemic in these courts so that reform and justice may be achieved for as many victims as possible.

 

Dr. Leon R. Koziol, Director

Parenting Rights Institute

(315) 380-3420  

How can you hold your judge or lawyer accountable for misconduct?

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A picture tells a thousand words in divorce and family court

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Judicial misconduct is the most censored, least publicized and gravest aspect of our federal, state and local governments. You can simply ignore it and move to your next on-line entertainment, but chances are it will find you especially in our nation’s domestic relations courts. So read on and share this post. It may be the most important one you will read in a long time.

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

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

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

We offer a Court Strategy Program to keep you from being abused and a team of experts prepared to expose corruption in your case if it exists. It is well worth your while, for the sake of your children if nothing else, to look us up at www.parentingrightsinstitute.com or call our office at (315) 380-3420. Then take a look at this shocking excerpt of misconduct from a book I am completing:

Examples of court corruption are provided throughout my work for victims nationwide. Many are quietly suppressed and “read like a docket sheet in any criminal court.” That is what I declared publicly time and again. Yet the public continues to hold judges beyond reproach. The fallacy of that belief was well demonstrated by my custody judge who was also declared by lawyers as  “beyond reproach,” at least until he was removed from the bench after admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece: In re Bryan Hedges, 20 NY3d 677 (2013).

One of the shocking cases cited to make my point, and the need for meaningful accountability, involves a New York Supreme Court Judge in Brooklyn caught on camera taking a bribe from a divorce lawyer. It was part of a scam to shift custody from a mother to an influential father. Had the feisty mother not convinced the FBI to act upon her evidence, this judge, Gerald Garson, would still be dispensing “justice.” It begs the question: how many other such judges and cases are there? What can explain Tamara’s bizarre case? We let you decide as our story continues.

The conviction of Judge Garson for federal crimes was actually not the most shocking part of his case. Due punishment was compromised by judges and lawyer colleagues supporting his early release in 2009. Now you have to ponder that for a moment. If Garson’s colleagues are still backing him after a crime which goes to the heart of our justice system, what does that say for their tolerance of corruption generally? Isn’t this where precedent is set and examples are made?

While the “Honorable” “Justice” Gerald Garson was busy generating unreported income through an abuse of judicial office, another New York Supreme Court Judge, Thomas Spargo, was busy securing a bribe against a father arguing a client case before him. At a dinner conversation, he requested $10,000 to help defray the cost of legal fees needed to defend against judicial misconduct charges pending against him at the time.

Like Judge Garson, you have to ponder that as well. Judge Spargo was already being prosecuted for judicial misconduct and resorted to more serious behavior to get out of it. He referenced this lawyer’s own divorce which might be transferred to him. The pressure was not uncomplicated. Play ball or else. I suppose the lawyer could have won his divorce for a nominal “fee” to this judge when compared to a contested case. He was placed in a real quandary, deciding ultimately to report the crime only after taking steps to avoid false claims that could cost his law license.

Chief Justice Sol Wachtler of New York’s high court was imprisoned for numerous crimes during the nineties. In his book, After the Madness, he explained that judges are made to believe that they are gods. Such deep rooted convictions do not disappear. Judge Wachtler went so far as to direct paid court staff to dig up grounds for preventing licensure of a New Jersey lawyer assisting the judge’s mistress to discover a man making extortionist and kidnapping threats involving her daughter. That elusive man turned out to be the judge himself.

Then there’s that family court judge in the state of Michigan, the “Honorable” Wade McCree, whose case defied all manner of ethics. He admitted to adulterous sex in chambers with a litigant mother while presiding over her child support case. Judge McCree was removed from the bench for all sorts of misconduct involving numerous cases only after the affair (and pregnancy) was confirmed. The father, placed on a tether for support arrears during this affair was denied recovery for the horrific misconduct by a federal appeals court on grounds of judge immunity.

These and other cases are easily found on the internet to verify a judicial corruption epidemic of undefined proportion. Most people view judges as honorable office holders committed to justice, equality and all that other good stuff we read about in high school civics classes. But behind the black robes, in the recesses of chambers and among discreet exchanges in restaurants, bars and golf courses, there is often quite another set of characteristics at play.

Bias, coercion, schemes, scams, deal-making and outright crimes are taking place which violate all manner of ethics formally placed in our judicial codes. In our nation’s domestic relations courts, such corruption is taken to the next level under a pretext of family confidentiality, thereby concealing the misconduct and protecting a trillion dollar industry built on needless conflict.

Document Your Injustice on one of America’s Most Consulted Blog Sites Against Court Corruption !

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Is your public servant in our Third Branch of Government observing his or her ethical duties under Judicial Codes to be “Dignified, Courteous and Patient” with your rights?

 

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

So you have a shocking case that reeks of injustice. What are you going to do about it? Just let it vanish without even a mention in any public record? Such apathy will only encourage more of the same, more victims and more brazen abuses of public office. Obviously our ethics commissions are not doing their jobs as part of a self-regulating branch of government. Therefore you have to rely on a private watchdog group.

Welcome to the Parenting Rights Institute and our highly monitored blog site Leon Koziol.com. Proven, experienced and highly qualified, we act where the commissions are failing us; reviewing, investigating and reporting on individual cases across the country. We do this through books, documentaries, reports and monitoring of individual cases in the very courtrooms where it is needed.

Due to positive feedback, we are now extending our period for publishing individual ordeals on this website, to attract vital interest, assistance, information and public accountability for you and similarly victimized parents. We’ve been around a long time, securing justice for those  abused in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Our website proves this throughout.

We feature a worldwide following, thousands of victims, advocates and informants who could provide input and collaboration to your case or cause. So it’s for your own benefit, and that of your children and families, that you read on and share this vital message.

Never before in American history have there been so many corrupt judges and unscrupulous lawyers without accountability. The reason is simple. Our universities are turning out a million lawyer candidates a year, at one time more than all the practicing attorneys nationwide. There are more than 300,000 in California and New York alone.

That’s a lot of lawyers and they have to work somewhere. The easiest place to land a job is family court. This is where apprentices learn their trade, where law firms send their worst attorneys, and incompetents make a living off your hard earnings. They still use such propaganda as our “children’s best interests” while they masquerade as parental experts.

The ones who can’t make it in this glut-fest often end up on the bench. Once there, another gang of predators is unleashed from their cages: evaluators, psychiatrists, counselors, therapists, investigators, case workers, and even the latest concoction known as “divorce coaches,” all with differing opinions on how to raise your own children.

It’s more than a jungle, it’s now an epidemic. A Supreme Court Justice once described these constitution-free tribunals as “Kangaroo Courts”, see In re Gault, 387 US 1 at pp 27-28. No one wants to protest or invest in a reform movement, so the corruption goes on and you are its victims, a gold mine well guarded by bar associations and special interests.

Well, finally there is a real solution, a remedy to these useless ethics or oversight commissions which favor their players while targeting the whistle blowers, i.e., yours truly. It’s pay-back time for your children, your pain and your livelihood, a chance for you to hold a judge or lawyer publicly accountable here at Leon Koziol.com.

Over the past ten years, we have exposed vast corruption, traveled from Hawaii to Paris in a conscientious effort to end human rights violations which routinely occur here. Our site is filled with examples despite a gross lack of funding. I have had over 35 trial judges disqualified and helped remove a few altogether from the bench, always working on more. No one can boast such an achievement.

Now it’s your turn. We have perfected a process of reviewing case files submitted from around the country. We distill the legalese into publications on our website. To date, we have generated over 200,000 views and countless followers worldwide. This allows us to gain immediate results on any Google search of our tagged villains. Their names propagate to the top pages to bring public accountability and even improved treatment in court..

For a limited time only, we are offering to do this for individuals at a low, low (total) cost of $250. That’s a phenomenal bargain when considering a single lawyer consultation may cost you more. Your case will receive my personal attention, and I have spent over 30 years litigating in these courts. I can keep this cost so low because I am providing no legal advice or lawyer service. I am providing true justice outside the court rooms.

So order your case publication now while this offer lasts. Call our office at (315) 380-3420 or me personally at (315) 796-4000. Remember, I am a victim too and your most trusted advocate or friend. Despite my professional reputation taking on powerful people, I don’t bite, unless of course you are an abusive judge or self-serving lawyer. In my case, they included a demented judge whose gag order was removed from this website and a pedophile custody judge removed altogether from the bench!

Please share this post with fellow victims or family members, and make their day.

God bless America’s parents !

Should Federal Judge Gary Sharpe Be Impeached ?

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Federal Judge Gary Sharpe

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

CRUCIAL  NOTE:  This post is a long one but highly valuable to moms and dads seeking justice in our federal and state courts regarding divorce and family matters.

Long time followers of our website, Leon Koziol.com, have witnessed many vindications I have achieved over the years exposing corruption in order to achieve meaningful reforms for parents and children victimized in our nation’s divorce and family courts. Take the time to check out our site, a treasure trove of free information that could change your life, save your own, and protect your children. It features a long list of corrupt judges.

For example, my custody judge was removed from the bench for admitting to sexual misconduct on his handicapped five year old niece (Bryan Hedges), my ex-secretary was influenced to create ethics issues in my law office and is now a convicted felon after doing prison time last year (Veronica Donahue), and the ethics lawyers engaged in the witch hunt against me were allowed to resign by their appeals court employers for falsifying times sheets without any criminal or public ethics charges (Peter Torncello, Steven Zayas).

Now I am vindicated again in a recent book release by former New York Senate Leader Joseph Bruno entitled Keep Swinging. Joe was prosecuted on a federal criminal charge that was later declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. In his book, he chronicled 30 years of corruption, mismanaged budgets and spend-free practices of our elected leaders which earned New York the dubious distinction of having the most dysfunctional legislature in America. California was not far behind in the relevant independent study.

Go figure, the two states with a combined 300,000 lawyers seeking easy money in our family courts overwhelmingly rejected Donald Trump like no other state. And now we have a man in office who presents our greatest hope in decades for “draining the judicial swamp” (you heard it first here). The presiding judge in Senator Bruno’s trial was federal (Northern District of New York) Judge Gary Sharpe. Prior to Joe’s book, we had placed Gary Sharpe on the top ten corrupt judge list in America.

That list is well supported. In 2013, I testified before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption at Pace University, verifying systemic corruption in our family courts. For example, I cited a support magistrate and judge (Daniel King) who rendered false findings that I possessed a PhD and Master degree for child support purposes. Even after proving the fabrications, not a single judge or appeals court, not even our Supreme Court, found cause to correct that. So it remains the “law of the case,” a judicial edict replacing our highest universities in the conferral of degrees. And I never even had to write a thesis!

Within weeks of my public testimony and website criticisms, a series of judicial retributions caused me to lose my parenting rights and license reinstatement. It led to my logical petitions for recourse in our federal courts which are charged with the highest duty of safeguarding our federal Constitution. Unfortunately my civil rights case was assigned to the same Judge Gary Sharpe, and he went to town on me to protect the judge colleagues necessarily named in my lawsuit.

In Senator Bruno’s case, the judge bias was comparable even though I was never even accused of a crime and never found to be unfit as a parent. Joe Bruno was convicted in his first trial at about the same time that a non-violent porn user was convicted by the same Judge Sharpe in United States v Cossey, 632 F.3d 82 (2nd Cir. 2011). I use the word convicted because, as a former federal prosecutor, Gary engaged in all sorts of bombastic, media grabbing antics during Joe’s trial while displaying bias before the jury.

Many of my followers complain that our family courts are flawed because they possess no jury right, but as the Bruno and Cossey cases revealed, a judge can easily sway a jury if he or she has a preferred outcome. Judge Sharpe denied a motion by Joe’s lawyers for Sharpe’s disqualification based on those antics and the employment of the judge’s son in the U.S. Attorney’s Office which was prosecuting him.

Evidently those lawyers missed an opportunity to cite the ruling in Cossey for further disqualification grounds during a six year prosecution which cost taxpayers over $15 million and ended up with a “Not Guilty” verdict in the second trial (following a Supreme Court decision requiring reversal of his first conviction). In Cossey, a federal appeals panel in Manhattan removed Judge Sharpe from a case, an unusual ruling, on grounds that he employed his unscientific discovery of a human gene to impose a six year sentence.

According to Sharpe, the costly psychiatric reports could be disregarded because that profession was “all over the board” with its opinions, and his gene would be a better guide even though the experts would not discover it for “another fifty years.” I’m not making this up, he was that omnipotent, and you can find the case at your finger tips on-line. The appeals court justified its extraordinary ruling with the admonition that Judge Gary Sharpe had harmed the public respect and confidence in our judiciary.

As bad luck would have it, Gary Sharpe was assigned to my civil rights case against Family Judge Daniel King and others who had abused judicial office to censor my public reform efforts. They used my daughters and law license as “weapons of suppression” as I summed it up. Sharpe’s early cavalier treatment of my motions and the family (gene) issues of my own case compelled me to move for similar disqualification of Judge Sharpe (also denied).

When I say that Gary Sharpe went to town on me, I can prove it. For example, a Syracuse news reporter contacted me within hours of a punitive Sharpe decision before I even knew of it. A highly defamatory article resulted and it propagated on the internet. When Bruno’s book was released, all traces of it mysteriously disappeared. Hence a corroboration of Bruno’s complaints regarding Sharpe’s bias was suppressed from the public. This post represents a secondary media response, and we ask you to help make it viral.

As Senator Bruno explains at page 199 of his book, Judge Gary Sharpe was appointed to the federal bench through back room politicking unlike legislators who face much greater public scrutiny in the elections. Once appointed to a life term on the federal bench, there is not much you can do to hold them accountable beyond impeachment by Congress which is all but impossible.

However, impeachment of Gary Sharpe would be proper here because a single appeal or admonition will not guarantee that this judge will disregard his private, Hitler-esque, gene theories. Under the bizarre Sharpe doctrine, decisions could be made by race, gender, creed or sexual orientation. We no longer need juries, prosecutors, defense counsel or even courts for that matter. It is a grave  corruption of judicial office on top of so many others.

As Joe explains:

“I don’t believe that all judges are as flawed as I thought Sharpe to be, as arrogant and resentful and eager to take a turn in the limelight, but if they are and a high- profile defendant comes before them, the opportunity to punish these unfortunate souls must be irresistible- payback, I suppose, for being forced to cozy up to power brokers to get their robes.”

Ironically a similar point was made in my own book nearing publication. As a long time public figure who took a conscientious stand against his own profession, I was also a prime target. However, the judicial corruption in my case was much more alarming because the power of our judiciary was being abused. Judges were suppressing valid public criticisms of their conduct outside the courthouse through a corruption of due process inside the courthouse. Here is an excerpt from my first chapter:

Their agenda began with the usual spineless deflection from duty when a serious wrong is brought before our courts, one which threatens big money interests. Divorce lawyers, child psychologists, court evaluators and forensic experts were only some of the beneficiaries I extolled as court predators They were cultivating an epidemic for profit which led to the Goliath I was out to slay.

Delusional perhaps, but there were weapons in my arsenal. I had an unblemished professional record, I had defeated high profile firms to invalidate a billion dollar casino, the New York Times had sent reporters to cover my campaign for Congress, and Morley Safer actually traveled to my law office for an interview featured on 60 Minutes. How could they discredit all that and more? But they did.

As far as I can tell, Joseph Bruno never reached the Supreme Court in either of his two prosecutions ending with an acquittal in 2015. I petitioned it five times. The systemic bias argument and Judge Sharpe’s gene theories reached the Supreme Court on June 17, 2016. I was joined by a doctor, dentist and engineer, all victims of domestic courts around the country, in a news conference on the steps of the courthouse itself in Washington D.C. Even the liberal Trump-bashing Washington Post confirmed that its editors had round-tabled our news release for a story which has yet to happen.

Within weeks of that filing and news conference, my claims of systemic judicial corruption were corroborated in a manner I never expected, by the high court itself ! I was forced to file a motion for disqualification of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to her news releases from chambers attacking Donald Trump. At the time, he was a candidate for president highly promoted on my website at the core of my pending First Amendment case. My publications here were not small time. They were being targeted by litigation adversaries in formal reports and a family judge (Daniel King) had gone so far as to impose a gag order on this website. It was later removed when I challenged it in New York Supreme Court.

Ten days after filing my disqualification motion, my follow-up resulted in a clerical claim that it could not be located despite certified proof and postal tracking confirmation. The following morning I received a call acknowledging its existence (properly filed under Rules 21 and 22), but that it would be treated not as a standard motion (requiring a formal decision on the record)  but as a mere “suggestion,” whatever that meant (nowhere in the rules or law that I am aware of). That “suggestion” and motion were never mentioned in the (routine) one-line denial of my petition four weeks before Election Day (roughly only 100 of 10,000 petitions are granted annually for decision). Look it up at Leon Koziol v United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Case No. 15-1519.

As stated, this publication provides valuable precedent for parents seeking justice in these courts, and it should be shared across the internet. As my closest supporters have observed, the timing of events in my ten year ordeal has no earthly explanation. It has saved me so far from the onslaught of retributions which any qualified and conscientious judicial whistleblower can expect.

As fate would have it, while I was preparing  this post, a parent victim in Washington e-mailed me a desperate request for assistance in the filing of a petition before the Supreme Court to review a decision from his state’s high court. Only yesterday, I featured a post regarding “Aliana’s Ordeal,” and her quest for Supreme Court review of a Massachusetts high court record-tampering case. One week ago, I received a Divorce Corp Basecamp e-mail from Gary Trieste seeking input on a federal lawsuit he filed against Ulster County Family Court as a self-represented plaintiff.

I will not confer any legal advice, but I can state that after 30 phenomenal years of litigation in federal and state courts, including a $333,000.00 civil rights verdict argued before Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004), I have been there and done it all, from jury trials to rallies in Washington D.C. attended by a mere 20 victims. My attempted class action lawsuit for victimized parents says it all, Parent v New York, 786 F. Supp.2d 516 (NDNY 2011), and it might save you a tremendous amount of money and aggravation.

My public appeal for donations remains pressing as vindicated once again today. We need proper financing for my Parenting Rights Institute to lobby Congress, our new president and monitor proceedings in local cases for true public accountability. Otherwise the abuses will simply grow in number and severity. We are long past the time for taking serious action. Unfortunately the victims would rather pontificate from the comfort of their home keyboards about their individual gripes to no one who cares while exhibiting no concern for fellow victims. Meanwhile, opposition special interests have millions at their disposal.

In contrast to my critics, I have traveled across the country, attended reform conferences, lobbied inside Congress and the United Nations, visited victims at their homes, and even sought international protections for human rights violations in Paris. Only a handful of benefactors made this possible. If you think that keyboard warriors and phone fighters are going to get you justice, your time might be better spent getting another loan or a second job to pay for the lawyers who profit from all our misfortunes, making deals and trade-offs in the back rooms while you’re waiting anxiously and nervously in the courthouse lobbies.

This epidemic is not on any government radar because no one is making any real noise about it. Unless and until a million parent march converges on Washington, everything else is just fodder for our court house rest rooms. The Gary Sharpe trilogy: Bruno, Cossey, and Koziol (and Tatiana Neroni?) represent an opportunity for all court victims to obtain universal justice by organizing behind a petition for his impeachment to our members of Congress followed by a rally when they do their usual dance and disregard routine.

Federal Judge Gary Sharpe closed the courthouse doors to all American family court victims. He has fallen in line with others across the country to keep us in this condition of custodial servitude and “kangaroo court” proceedings, In re Gault, 387 US 1 at pg. 28. So once again, I respectfully ask you to shed the GED court experts, bottom feeders and keyboarders by making a donation, raising funds for a truly qualified watchdog group (Parenting Rights Institute) and joining a petition for the impeachment of Judge Gary Sharpe. Our office number is (315) 380-3420 and you can reach me personally at (315) 796-4000. AND  PLEASE ! NO  KEYBOARDING  OR  E-MAILS  !