MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY: Reform for a 2-year old girl lost to Family Court. The Gabriella Boyd Foundation is featured on our Monday program, 5/25 @ 7pm ET, Call (605) 313-4427; access# 583326.

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Steve Boyd, Rosa Montilla and Gabriella Boyd, the last time they were together in 2018 before the two year old’s life was forever taken by her mother due to a family court custody battle.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Don’t miss our next bi-weekly program (Mondays and Thursdays) featuring guests and callers who assist one another in family court reform and accountability.

On Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020, 7pm ET, we will feature Steve Boyd and Rosa Montilla of the Gabriella Boyd Foundation, a reform group dedicated to the memory of 2-year old Gabriella Boyd whose life was forever taken in gruesome manner by her mother due to a custody battle. The Foundation was also featured at our 3-day Parent March on Washington in the way of a candlelight vigil on the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. You can view it on the video of that event below.

We will never get a chance to meet little Gabriella Boyd but she serves to remind us how precious our own children are even if we are alienated as I was by an unrepentant mother, Kelly Hawse-Koziol. She acted with the kind of evil that is similarly indescribable. How any parent could be so selfish as to take a child from the other parent remains a sick aspect of our ever deteriorating society. It’s one pain I can share with the Boyd family, and it’s one that deserves justice even if that should come from a higher power.

On the Foundation website, Steve and Rosa have managed to introduce Gabriella to us as follows:

“I was born on July 26, 2015. Two days before my daddy’s birthday. He always said ‘2015 I got my greatest birthday present and it was given to me in a hospital.’ However, shortly after July, I would not see him again until October. Family court petitions, accusations, Order of Protection, unfit Judges and lawyers resulted in me spending only 2 days a week for 9 hours a day with my Father, grandparents and the rest of my family.”

Gabriella Boyd was an innocent victim and just another statistic in the bias, backwards and outdated New York State Family Court System. Despite her father’s efforts to show the court that it was in the best interest of Gabriella that she be with him.

Big brown eyes and a bright smile, Gabriella, Gabby, Gabs, Ladybug or Mama was sure to put a smile on your face. She was a very happy little girl. Outgoing, independent, fearless, smart, clever, sneaky and a great listener. She understood a lot more than people thought she did. She would make an attempt to try anything, from taking on a new obstacle on the playground, to learning to pronounce a new letter or word.

She loved dogs, painting and drawing, playing soccer and making play dough meat balls with Nanny. She liked music, and dancing and playing the guitar with Pappy. She enjoyed walks around the park with Daddy and RoRo, and feeding the geese and the ducks. She has a special bond with Uncle Joe and Aunt Ashley where she felt safe even when Uncle Joe chased her around the house and threw her up in the air, it was built on trust and love.

Gabriella liked trucks and motorcycles, books, macaroni and cheese, and playing with her big cousins. Mama loved to bake cookies and cupcakes, all the while licking the frosting from her fingers. She helped Dada make pancakes for breakfast every Saturday at 9:30 am, where she would always set the table, pretend to cook, and if she really liked you, she would share.

Gabriella liked her naps, she liked to learn and she liked riding in the car. Holidays were special, she loved the snow and making snowman and being pulled in the sled. She was a very observant and particular little girl who loved Mickey Mouse and her two favorite dogs, Rollo and Bingo.

That’s who this beautiful little Angel was and will always be and so much more!

We Love & miss you so much

I’m a poor typist, and it took awhile to reproduce the above script from the Gabriella Boyd Foundation website. But with each word or sentence, memories of my own little girls at Gabby’s age poured out from the computer screen.

At Lake George for the holiday weekend, it was impossible to take in the scenery without fond memories of us together. I was fortunate to have many more years with my precious little ones before their mother finished a ten year crusade to permanently remove them from my life. She did so  without any report of neglect or abuse and no finding of unfit parenting.

Why I was forced to prove myself  to countless strangers in a hostile courtroom boggles the mind. But Kelly Hawse-Koziol was determined to do everything she could, from pathetically obvious fabrications to as many as five protection orders, all thrown out without my having to take any witness stand in defense.

She did all this to substitute me as the only father with a preferred millionaire who ultimately dumped her anyway and removed her and my girls from his home. In the end, Kelly Hawse-Koziol lost everything that was truly important in life, especially the loving dad who made these girls possible, unfortunately for her to exploit for greed and personal gain.

We must all learn from the experience of the Boyd family, to appreciate what we had when we did have it, and to demand a complete overhaul of a domestic court system that is seriously outdated, greed-oriented and inhumane. That’s our job as Americans particularly during an unexpected pandemic that forces us to reevaluate the manner in which we conduct our lives.

Join us Monday night, spread the word, and share your thoughts with fellow victims.

 

Happy Custodial Parent’s Day !

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By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

It’s the mother of Mothers Days this 10th day of May, 2020. Unlike any other, this one features quarantines, alienated loved ones, economic devastation, a killer virus, and a future that is anything but bright.

Winter squalls have invaded vast parts of the country with cold and darkness enveloping the landscape. You would think this was some kind of sign from a higher power, an apocalyptic foreboding, or maybe nothing more than a time-out for humanity to re-think its ways.

Whatever your thoughts, one thing is certain, the pre-pandemic society that placed greed and self-fulfillment over family and the values of life is gone. This lifeless microbe is now forcing us to spend more time at home, to reach out to those in need, and to acquire a whole new respect for the gifts we once took for granted.

They include the God-given treasures of fatherhood which in my case was destroyed by human gods. You would think that a successful lawyer never reported for child neglect or abuse, never charged with a crime, and a model citizen since birth, would be valued by any civilized society, but this one only proved the opposite.

Yes, my friends, the vicious quest to punish a judicial whistle blower cost me nearly everything. I was effectively quarantined for years without employment, treated as if the whole world was against me. Now the world is quarantined and the persecution reversed without anything on my part causing it.

Overnight we find a new world order, but not the one our human elite would have us subjected to. No, it’s one that our creator has in mind, whatever that may be. This invisible re-constructionist known as coronavirus has been busy doing exactly that with no regard for those who have responded to it as gods.

Indeed, in a matter of weeks it went from a footnote in China on the other side of the planet to an invader of every nation. Our own leaders are now scrambling for cover. Today’s news features the global expert himself, Dr. Anthony Fauci, entering quarantine along with top health officials due to viral exposure.

Only two months ago, Dr. Fauci was “advising” that cruises were safe and the virus would pass like so many others. Face masks were not effective then, today they are mandatory. What kind of expert is this? How much more of this human advice can we trust?

Yet, on Mothers Day, 2020, the band plays on, as if the old world order still prevails. Moms transformed into “custodial parents” by the gods of our divorce and family courts continue to shed their time-tested roles in favor of money, revenge and self-interests. And they show no regard for the harm they inflict along the way.

My ordeal is a horrific example, a perfect storm of the old world order created by greed, dysfunction and whistle blower retaliation. Kelly Hawse-Koziol, the judge-appointed “custodial parent” (due to her gender) has been abusing that title for some 14 years now with no accountability from those who empowered her.

Her goal of replacing me as the only true father of my precious daughters has been relentless. Her misguided energies were focused on attaining wealth and status without earning either. Time and again, Kelly Hawse-Koziol proved to be a virus herself, the proverbial bull in a “china” closet, no conscience, no remorse, no logic.

It all began in 2005 with a stranger named Lou Usherwood of Oswego, New York. She moved on the next year to a local guy named Joseph Flihan Jr., then a drug abuser with money in 2011. She returned to Flihan in 2012 who then dumped her in 2016, removing her from his home. Now she’s back preying on Usherwood 14 years later. How’s that for child rearing normalcy?

It’s information I received without asking: anonymous mailings, phone calls and even a person bent on doing harm which I prevented. Yes this may all sound like insanity, but I prefer the term “inhumanity.” Kelly’s greatest accomplishment in life, it turns out, will be the destruction of the real father and all the resources he accumulated over a lifetime to benefit those daughters.

Hearing her tell of it, she was being a good mother, but the record will actually show that she was a good “zombie mom.” There is simply no better way to describe “it.” To be sure, since this crisis began, I have yet to get a phone call from either daughter much less a visit using the car purchased for them through the quarter million dollars in child support paid to date.

When I demanded some basic information regarding my girls’ health and safety during quarantine, all I got was a curt and insensitive text, that’s right a text. I got nothing on my birthday or Easter since then despite my requests, and therefore I have nothing good to send to their zombie mom on Mothers Day.

Kelly Hawse-Koziol has made it clear that she will do everything she can, legal or illegal, to forge a permanent disconnect between father and child in a manner that only Satan herself could understand or approve. It’s the reason for my book’s title, Satan’s Docket, published in 2017 (soon to be updated).

Yes, the jury is now in, the presiding judge is the real one, and the verdict cannot be anything this zombie mom can look forward to. She can lie to the boyfriends, abuse our courts, deceive her daughters, extort hard-earned money, and even fool herself by living with those lies, but she cannot cannot bring back six years of lost time with my girls. And she cannot change truth.

That truth must now come out as I no longer have a need to protect adult daughters from publicity. Those days are gone like the custody world we once knew.

To All Candidates For President at the New Hampshire Primary: We Need a Crime Bill Against Parental Alienation in Family Courts Funded by Congress

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Dr. Leon Koziol, pictured here next to presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar with fellow parenting advocates in her senate office ion Washington. She has yet to respond to our report hand-delivered to her at the time of our meeting four months ago.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

At our 3-day event, Parent March on Washington, held on May 1-3, 2019, aggrieved parents from across the country converged on our federal government to demand reform in our antiquated family courts. These courts are funded by Congress through incentive funds known as Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.

Billions of tax dollars are being wasted on grants which reward the states and its family courts based on the size and number of support orders issued and satisfied by a white collar army of state collection agents. This, in turn, creates an obvious systemic bias against non-custodial parents in violation of due process.

For states to receive such funds, parents otherwise working together to raise their children in separated households are required to name a “custodial parent.” This predictably leads to escalating controversy to the delight of unscrupulous divorce lawyers. Ultimately good moms and dads are alienated from their children in a manner far more hideous than the separation of those illegally crossing our borders.

This growing crisis is explained in our report, Federal Funded Epidemic, delivered to all member offices in Congress. To date they have remained aloof from this crisis without so much as a phone call in response. Accordingly, a second march is planned for June, 2020 to focus on electing a president and Congress truly responsive to parental rights.

Our quest this year begins with the New Hampshire Primary where we will be confronting candidates like Amy Klobuchar to hold her accountable for a failed promise to respond to our report hand-delivered to her in October, 2019 in her Senate office in Washington.

Over the years, the federal government has criminalized parents unable to pay inflated child support orders caused by these funding incentives. It has led to such draconian laws as the Parent Punishment Act championed by the Clinton Administration which makes it a federal crime for a non-custodial parent to take up residency in another state with a support obligation in excess of $5,000.

Such a “criminal” can be sentenced for up to seven years, yes 7 years, as warned in boldface capital letters on support violation petitions in New York. Arresting and confining parents to a human cage on nothing more than a money debt is a human rights violation.

This revolving door prison crisis led to the police murder of Walter Scott in South Carolina on April 4, 2015, an African-American father shot dead in the back five times, unarmed, while fleeing a support warrant at a traffic stop. Such arrests can occur even if the debtor is seeking better employment to pay those debts.

Yet nothing is done on the other side of this equation regarding custodial parents who maliciously alienate children from support debtors. It is a serious psychotic condition resulting in veteran and parent suicides and domestic murder. Our federal government is actually funding the destruction of parent-child relationships.

If Congress is disinterested in saving tax dollars and holding abusive family judges accountable for their war on parents, a crime bill must be drafted to make parent alienation a federal offense. We can call it the Kelly Hawse crime bill after one of the most horrific parent alienators in America today.

Call us to give your support to this crime bill and lobbying effort in New Hampshire by calling our office at (315) 380-3420 or me directly at (315) 796-4000. You can also e-mail us at leonkoziol@gmail.com. It is important that you share this post as we are being censored on all fronts.

18th Birthday Message to a Daughter Harmed by an Alienating Parent

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Honor America Parade in Rome, New York where my daughter proudly displayed an American flag. It was  during my campaign for state senate prior to a hate campaign by the state’s “custodial parent” and witch hunt in retaliation for my crusade against a corrupt court system

By  Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

The following text message was sent to the cell phone of Kelly Hawse-Koziol at 11:45 pm on the 18th birthday of my eldest daughter. I have no number to either of my daughters. I doubt that this alienating parent shared it with the one it was intended to reach.

Happy 18th Birthday Kristen!

Since you were born I always wanted to do something special with you on this day. But like so many other events I was prevented from experiencing in your life and that of your sister, your mother got in the way without cause of any kind except that of replacing me for money and status, and harming me when her agendas failed.

Someday when you can understand what happened to your loving dad, you will realize what your mom truly did to destroy our once wonderful father-daughter relationships:

Disney World, your first experiences with the ocean at Cocoa Beach, swimming behind our family boat at “Mermaid Island” as you and Cassandra came to call it, that Christmas tradition of carrying the two of you out across the starlit winter sky in our front yard at that special moment in the Polar Express movie, all the Harry Potter movies you explained to me with great enthusiasm, fireside dancing with fellow kids at the Sagamore, stories and quizzes you enjoyed during our trips to so many exciting places, the challenges of climbing the gauntlet at Destiny Mall, our many parades and field day carnivals afterwards during my campaigns you enjoyed so thoroughly, the carriage ride through Times Square, Macy’s Day Parade and your spontaneous performances in Central Park in front of musicians which attracted so much attention. And we certainly can’t forget your first parasail rides at our summer place, Lake George, where everyone treated you like celebrities.

It’s such a long list I would loved to have shared with you today at dinner which I asked your mom so vigorously to facilitate. But like everything that was good in our lives, your mom did everything she could to destroy it for no logical reason at all. I never once harmed either of you, and despite a tantrum or two over your mom’s anal monitoring of me since our separation in 2004, I hung in there as best I could against a court system bent on punishing your dad for exercising his God given rights. The sacrifices I made are now folklore among similarly persecuted parents across the country, some of which are movie stars, famous athletes, university professors, prominent doctors and professionals.

Sadly I will not be able to give you that special gift I was hoping for today and I will certainly not do so by phone or Grandma Hawse who burned her home down with neglected candles. If your mom is honest for once in her war on dad, she will admit to my lawyer assistance which got Grandma a nice fire insurance settlement without the usual one-third taken out for fees. So much of this is forgotten or tortured in your mom’s endless quest for revenge. She wants to make sure that her damage to our relationship is lifelong.

I had no intention of getting into any of this with you had you driven over to a restaurant of your choice for a birthday dinner as I requested. At first your mom was receptive when she contacted me for a “normal divorced family” environment, but typical of her history of provocative behavior, she reneged and returned us to the battle she started ignorantly and pointlessly in 2006 leading to the “embarrassing” fiasco she caused today. No one in the sane parenting world can understand her spiteful behavior. She had so many opportunities to end this but it’s obvious today that she enjoys the drama into eternity.

You are an adult now facing big challenges in the sick world we live in. That’s why I must do what I need to do next which could have been so easily avoided. You girls are innocent victims of a corrupt court system which has become my destiny to expose and reform. It’s something of which you should be proud but prevented from feeling due to the 100% domination by a vicious parent alienator. What I do next may bring a lot of publicity to our ordeal as I travel to the New Hampshire Primary and Washington D.C. to secure overdue reforms, but your mom has, once again, given me no choice.

All I wanted was a nice birthday dinner, free of the past, where we could be nostalgic on the good times and share plans on an exciting future. Someday it is my hope that you will learn the other side and realize just how much I sacrificed to remain in your lives. I will always be there for you and love you as a dad (not a non-custodial parent) no matter the brainwashing championed by your “custodial parent.”

It’s nearing midnight, so it’s safe to assume I will not even receive the phone call I asked for on this special day. What kind of a “mother” does this with so many girls and guys your age who would have loved and begged to have a dad like me.

Happy Birthday Kristen. The years went by too fast.

Love always,

Dad (Leon Koziol)

 

Special Note to my 6,209 followers: I will be giving updates regarding my trip to the New Hampshire Primary and the message I intend to bring to our Democrat candidates for president. Please share this post as our website has been highly censored. Prior to my post regarding mandatory psychiatric evaluations for family judge candidates (i.e. my pedophile custody judge Bryan Hedges), I would receive over 2,000 shares on a single release. Today, I’m lucky to receive 10. I am asking for a federal investigation into what is surely a grave censorship of these vital public messages.

On a stranger note, as I read the above text message on my i-phone to type it into my home computer, the paragraphing arose automatically without any prompting on my part, i.e. a single hit on the “enter” key produced single spaces in the body of each paragraph, and the same single hit produced an automatic double space each time I came to the end of a paragraph, i.e. I never had to hit the “enter” key twice.

This continued throughout the entire post to my amazement, as if the computer was reading my mind. There was no connection between my phone and the computer or correction function since paragraphing is not a logical command on this type of transfer activity or and computer program that I am aware of. If you’re a tech expert, I would love to receive your theory or explanation. Call me at (315) 796-4000 or e-mail at leonkoziol@gmail.com.

Legislator will crusade against domestic violence after her arrest for assaulting millionaire husband

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A front page story in the November 19, 2019 edition of the Syracuse Post Standard features a county legislator and former broadcaster, Julie Abbott-Kenan. She was arrested for assaulting her millionaire husband and taking a baseball bat to his 2019 Chevy Silverado. After posting bail,  Julie will now lead the charge against domestic violence. You go girl!

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

In our last post we featured a recent anonymous letter advising me that my ex-wife, Kelly Hawse-Koziol, was parading a millionaire, Lou Usherwood, around town as the father of my two teen girls. I also related how Kelly Hawse assaulted me at an upscale restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island prior to our marriage.

Although the attack was witnessed by many, I did not press criminal charges. I simply got up from our table and left for Utica. Kelly jumped in my car and refused to exit even though her father lived nearby. Eight hours later, I locked her out of my home because such violence would form no part of a future family together.

After her relentless pleas on my front porch, I unlocked my dumb bolt and the rest is history (she had her own car parked outside and a nearby apartment). It was an act of forgiveness which made my daughters possible. While I would never have it any other way that fateful night, the price I ultimately paid is everything short of premature death.

Today Kelly Hawse presses on like a wind-up doll with her crusade to end all father-daughter contact. She does not know about other letters and communications which show that I may have protected her in the same manner as I did a former president of our local bar association. My ability to avoid child support jail was as fateful as my decision in the summer of ’99.

Now comes a paradox story for the ages. As we have said on this site time and again, you “just can’t make this stuff up.”

Steve Kenan is not just a millionaire, he is probably filthy rich. The son of Pyramid Companies founder, Bruce Kenan, the owner of Destiny Mall, he provided his wife, Julie, and their four children a 3,600 square foot waterfront home.

His major mistake was a failure to end his marriage sooner as I fortunately did. He filed for divorce in August, 2019, but his wife had other plans. Three months later, she engaged in a series of  violent acts. They were anything but a “lapse in judgment” as Julie now rationalizes.

First, Julie hit her husband in the face knocking his glasses to the ground. Then she picked them up and crushed them with her hands. Like an enraged, dumb-ass, unconcerned about the publicity this would cause her four children, husband and county legislature, she made the call to 9-1-1.

Obviously, as a domestic violence crusader, she followed the feminist handbook of making the first call. But when police arrived, the couple agreed to sleep in separate quarters with the injured party sleeping in an apartment above the garage. No arrests were made.

Now you would think that this would have ended it all. But knowing her gender favoritism, Julie returned hours later with a baseball bat and began smashing in the windshield to her husband’s new Chevy Silverado. She did so in full view of the garage apartment window.

Now this is about as calculated as it gets. Wisely Steve watched until Julie finished her tirade on the inanimate object. When he was able to assess the damage outside, Julie continued to provoke him with profanities from her own bedroom window.

This is when Steve was forced to call police. After all, they had four children, and mom was clearly not going to stop her crusade of provocations until she could succeed in causing the male victim to engage her physically.

Against this horrific backdrop, Julie Abbott-Kenan now announces to the media that “nothing matters more to (her) than protecting the welfare of (her) four children, who have already endured enough trauma in their young lives.” Were these her words or those of her criminal attorney?

Julie then went on to state that none of this would impact her duties on the county legislature which votes on matters of domestic violence. In that arena, sexist tactics have men on the defensive at all times. Let’s face it, if it was Steve arrested while holding such office, there would be petitions and protests for resignation.

I have made some difficult decisions in my life, in a modern day world getting more insane by the day. Kelly Hawse agreed to move out of our marital home which I financed and we both searched for a home for her to purchase. Indeed, until her millionaire scandals, we raised our children with few incidents.

Fortunately I was able to prevent the Kenan type harm to my daughters. And although they remain brainwashed by a father alienation crusader, hopefully they will one day realize how Julie and Kelly could easily have become one and the same.

Maybe I’ll send my girls the front porch video as a holiday or birthday gift.

Unlocking the “Dumb” Bolt to a Family Court Fiasco: Did this really happen?

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Anonymous letter received last week mailed to my home with a warning of things to come

 

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Just when you thought it was safe to come out as a court corruption whistle blower, along comes an anonymous note in my mail this past week. Among other things, it read: “Your money hungry ex-wife is at it again. Parading Lou Usherwood (Usherwood Office Technology) around town and school events like he is the father of your children.”

Those of you following this site, http://www.leonkoziol.com, might help me analyze the peculiar mailing and understand what is really going on. Think of it as the television series “Forensic Files” or “Dateline.” You may have some vital information I need to know, or maybe you’ve had a similar experience with some psycho alienator, the truly bad parent targeting the good one to extinction with the help of a family court gestapo.

Over the past decade of reform work, I have come across countless bizarre stories in the twilight zone known as family court. Yet I remain confounded about my own. How could a model dad and stellar attorney for over two decades become so viciously targeted to result in his total alienation from his daughters, now 16 and 17 years of age?

How could I have been subjected to a “shoot on sight” threat during a traffic stop involving a driver of my vehicle en route to my location last year? It had all the scary trappings of the Walter Scott murder by a traffic cop in South Carolina. That dad was shot dead five times in the back unarmed while fleeing a child support warrant. In our last post, we posed the question: “Is our government now killing for money?”

My ordeal is the shocking precedent for a court which has morphed into the “star chambers” that our founding fathers set out to prevent in our Constitution. It features the kind of tactics Adolph Hitler championed using children as his pretense. It was a war which had my own dad surviving five years in a Nazi camp. How could he imagine what would await his own family when coming to this country so long ago?

How could anyone imagine a court which styles itself as “family” causing so many parents to war with one another until their money runs out, to deny the countless suicides caused by anal custody and support tactics? Where is the accountability from higher courts which defer to the domestic “specialization” which supposedly exists here, the misconduct commissions like those in New York and California which look into a mere 10 % of all complaints?

Strangely, this anonymous note could help answer such questions. A similar one was placed next to my garage door in 2005. It contained the same warnings about this “Lou Usherwood.” At the time, Kelly Hawse-Koziol was still looking to reconcile after agreeing to move out of the marital home. We still stayed with our girls on my boat at Lake George and spent holidays together. I looked into the Usherwood report and determined him to be a millionaire with no threat to my girls.

Less than a year later, along came Joe Flihan Jr. who, unlike Usherwood at the time was being “paraded around” as the father of my children. Kelly Hawse-Koziol, the state’s appointed “custodial parent,” offered in an October 25, 2006 phone call to give up child support if I would give up my fathering rights to this childless millionaire. That set off the escalating family court proceedings over the next 13 years.

Of the 20-plus trial jurists assigned to my originally uncontested divorce, not a single one raised a concern over this parent substitution scandal. Flihan removed Hawse-Koziol from his home in 2016. During her two year stay there, she had falsified a relocation notice, pretending to still reside in the home she has now returned to. Once again, family court gave this fraud no remedy. Was money the cause for it all?

During the time of my civil rights practice I literally saved lives, and since the time of my reform crusade I saved veterans and professionals from suicide. At least three would gladly testify to this. In one case, I saved the life of the president of our local bar association. He was caught cheating with a client’s wife who happened to be his law office secretary. It led to a hotly contested divorce.

Late one night that client came to my home to announce that he was finally going to end it with this adulterous attorney. He was inflamed by a divorce judge who refused to allow us to place that attorney on the witness stand (which was necessary at the time to win our case). His reason was to prevent reputational harm to the bar president. At least this judge expressed his intent which so many others fail to do while orchestrating similar illicit outcomes.

Rather than backing down, I challenged this judge. Indeed I won my first appeal against him right out of law school. My client was pleased with the risks I took but was left with the perception that the courts were sufficiently corrupt for him to take the law into his own hands. I knew his history, i.e. a gun fire exchanged during a Florida road rage. I knew exactly his intent but prevailed upon him to relent.

I was later thanked by both the bar president and former client. Nothing good would have come of this and sadly, that president died of natural causes when he collapsed on a courtroom floor years later at age 46. The practice of law can do that to you. Yet today I am being vilified by members of that same bar despite all the good I have done consistent with ethical duty.

Back to the Usherwood note and the title of this post.

In the summer of 1999, I was dining with my future bride, Kelly Hawse, at an upscale restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island. At one point, I mentioned that I was still friendly with an ex-fiancee, a relationship broken off four years earlier. Why is that so hard for some to accept? The next thing I knew, my lights practically went out when she punched me in the head. Any closer to my nose and she could have killed me.

Restaurant patrons were shocked. Had the genders been reversed, they would surely have tackled me. With a bruise on my head, I had sufficient cause to have Kelly arrested with a criminal record today. Instead, I got up quietly and left for my vehicle convinced beyond repair that there would be no marriage proposal. To my continued shock, Kelly jumped into the passenger side and refused to exit (fortunately I had paid the bill).

Over the next eight hours on the trip to her dad’s home across Narragansett Bay and back to my home in upstate New York, I was unable to convince this woman to leave my car. She was so incessant with her pleading that at one point along Route 91 near Springfield, I left her in my new red corvette with the car running to find a sanctuary from her endless nagging. Now it’s gotta be bad for a guy to do that.

Finally I got home with a plan long fixed in my mind. I ran from my vehicle parked next to hers and locked the dumb bolt to my enclosed front porch. She had her own apartment but sat down at my door crying. Concerned about how the commotion might be interpreted, I videotaped this scene from my window never expecting it would become relevant for the rest of my life.

After calming her down, I unlocked the “dumb” bolt and the rest is history. My daughters were born three and four years later.

So, against this backdrop, who was it that authored the anonymous letter in 2019, a concerned school employee, jealous lover or Kelly Hawse herself in a scheme to provoke another incident for family court purposes?

Federal Court to Hear Precedent Case Regarding Parental Alienation, Support Abuses and Whistle Blower Retaliation

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Participants of our Parent March on Washington were rewarded with a police escort down Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Building on May 3, 2019. We spent the prior day in the halls of Congress lobbying for a federal investigation of human rights violations and federal funding abuses in our nation’s divorce and family courts.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

On November 15, 2019, at 9 a.m., at the United States Courthouse in Albany, New York, a federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments regarding a precedent-seeking case entitled, Leon Koziol, Individually and as Natural Parent vs State of New York, Child Support Processing Center, Acting Family Judge Gerald Popeo, Support Magistrate Natalie Carraway, Chief Court Clerk Barbara Porta, Support Investigator Katie Lawrence, Custodial Parent Kelly Hawse-Koziol and Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

This case features inhumane retributions which I sustained as a model parent and attorney who blew the whistle on corruption in our divorce and family courts. That corruption is twofold: first the systemic bias among judges rewarded by the number and size of support orders they issue under a federal funding law known as Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, and second, a particular bias ranging from my pedophile custody judge removed from the bench (Bryan Hedges) to a racist, unethical and abusive judge censured by a judicial commission (Gerald Popeo, a defendant here).

It was filed on August 7, 2019 in New York Supreme Court after I was denied court transcripts and evidentiary subpoenas to show a major fraud during a support violation proceeding. My rights of due process, free speech and equal protection were violated incessantly after federal judges in upstate New York referred my complaints to state court over the years. In a shocking irony, the New York Attorney General (representing the state, judges and court clerk) then moved my case from state court back to federal court on August 29, 2019.

Nearly 40 trial level judges have been disqualified or removed from my originally uncontested divorce. Over a period of 12 years, my livelihood, reputation and parent-child relations were utterly destroyed through such concoctions as a “prohibited alcohol related gesture” (a wedding toast) and fabricated college degrees (PhD and Masters) to elevate my support obligations.

It has set new records for unmitigated corruption. For example, ethics lawyers engaged in the witch hunt against me have opposed my reinstatement to practice as long as I continue to blow the whistle. This has been ongoing for a record 10 years. The same lawyers were then allowed to resign without any criminal or ethics charges after being caught falsifying their time sheets.

As observers across the country have warned time and again, if they can do this to a model parent and unblemished attorney (for more than 23 years), imagine what they could do to the rest of us. A sort of Gestapo atmosphere is growing in our family courts to advance a trillion dollar industry. Anyone courageous or conscientious enough to stand in the way of this gold mine will be squashed, immediately or over time.

The greed and corruption are so rampant that I was subjected to a “shoot on site” threat arising from an unlawful support warrant one year ago. That warrant was issued by Defendant Judge Gerald Popeo who accepted an assignment to my support case six months after complaining of my supposed participation in a “witch hunt” that led to his  public censure by a judicial commission. Defendant Sheriff Robert Maciol admitted during a radio program that this high alert warrant was unlawfully leaked to the media. Read more details by clicking on to the link below:

(Koziol Complaint Dated August 7, 2019)

This is a watershed case seeking to declare excessive enforcement practices unconstitutional, to establish parental alienation as a constitutional violation, and to secure legal protection for judicial whistle blowers. Bradley Birkenfeld recovered $104 million in an IRS whistle blower case after serving a 30 month prison term in retaliation for his exposure of a Swiss Bank scandal involving billions of dollars in federal revenue losses. I am seeking to set precedent here for those parents sent to debtor prisons and punished for protecting their children. Over time, it could result in billions of dollars in federal tax savings.

Precedent cases in recent years have proven me correct in my long held positions while paving the way for justice to finally occur. These include unanimous Supreme Court decisions in Exxon Mobile v Saudi Industries, 544 US 280 (2005); Marshall v Marshall, 547 US 293 (2006), Sprint v Jacobs, 571 US 69 (2013) and Rippo v Baker, 580 US __ (2017)(per curiam). They are reversing a 50 year trend by lower federal judges of denying family court victims their rightful access to our federal courts whose paramount purpose is to preserve our most basic federal rights.

This year alone, in the case of Timbs v Indiana, 580 US ___ (2/20/19), the Supreme Court declared that excessive fines and asset confiscations violated the Eighth Amendment. Although applied in the criminal context, parallels can be made to the civil case abuses which lead to needless bankruptcies, parent-child separations and premature deaths. Throughout my highly isolated crusade, I have exposed excessive court orders which, like the seizures in Timbs, benefited the state and third parties more than they did the “best interests” of any parent, child or family.

Only weeks ago, a federal appeals court issued a “Precedential” decision in Surender Malhan v Secretary U.S. Department, et. al., 18-3373 (3rd Cir. September 18, 2019). Citing two of the cases listed above, the court reversed a lower federal ruling which had dismissed a father’s civil rights case seeking to curb excessive support enforcement practices. It rejected Rooker-Feldman and Younger Abstention practices which deferred federal claims to pending or completed proceedings in state court. The case was remanded back to the lower federal court. That means it is unlikely to reach the Supreme Court any time soon.

Court arguments will begin and conclude on my case in the morning of November 15, 2019 and are open to the public. It took a horrific sacrifice to make this happen for the benefit of court victims everywhere. Spread the word, attend the hearing, and donate to this site to cover our vast litigation costs. For more information, contact our PRI office at (315) 380-3420 or e-mail me personally at leonkoziol@parentingrightsinstitute.com.