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