Government Accountability is a Fraud: Why should the people honor laws that lawmakers flaunt?

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Is there any shame these days to the widespread misconduct of public officials? Is there any accountability for those who flaunt the law with impunity? We’re not talking about isolated indiscretions, but serious misconduct undetected for years, even decades. Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, Congressman Anthony Weiner, Wall Street regulator Bernie Madoff, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and ex-California Congressman Duncan Hunter constitute a small list of disgraced officials who brazenly advanced themselves at public expense, a joint hypocrisy of epic proportion.

And now, topping this list, we find Andrew Cuomo engaged in a flurry of news releases to deflect from his growing scandals. From a sudden legalization of recreational marijuana to the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, the current governor of New York is relying on an electorate that quickly forgets. This long abused practice flies in the face of government misconduct that should be held accountable to avert the lawlessness it incites elsewhere. The public message here is that if you bend the rules, by the time anyone catches up with it, a lavish life has already been fulfilled.

Yes, crime pays, and the message continues to be that the people served are idiots for honoring laws that apply differently to separated classes. Those in power abuse their authority to achieve a higher standard while those who make it all possible are remanded to a life of poverty, incarceration, suicide and meager employment. To maintain the upper class, various programs are announced to make it appear that these lawless politicians truly care about the rest of us struggling to make sense of our reality as a two class society. Any middle existence is an illusion of escalating proportion particularly with the impacts of the current pandemic.

On Constitution Day, 2013, I testified at Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, to warn of our current realities. This was yet another window dressing entity designed to fool the public into believing that there will be accountability for a “culture of corruption in Albany.” But the same governor who created this commission with great fanfare acted just as quickly to dissolve it when growing testimony implicated officials close to Cuomo himself. Not to be duped, one of those testimonials came from a federal prosecutor who seized commission files resulting in the convictions of both leaders of the state legislature and a top Cuomo aid.

For my part, as a qualified whistleblower in our third branch of government, I exposed a family court epidemic that was causing vast separations between parents and their children. How ironic and hypocritical it is today that much more attention is being given to criminals and illegals at our southern border. Is this equal justice for our tax paying citizenry or the promotion of corporate profits dependent on cheap labor, drug addictions and false advertising?

In my reports to Congress and Justice Department I explained how Title IV-D funding was creating a biased judiciary rewarded by the size and number of child support orders doled out in our nation’s domestic relations courts. Put another way, federal funding was being incentivized by the number of “custodial parents” needlessly manufactured to incite lucrative conflict in the so-called “best interests” of our children.

In support of a federal investigation, I even cited proof in my own case featuring over 40 trial level jurists removed over a twelve year period in a maliciously protracted divorce that caused irreversible parental alienation. This was anything but a process for advancing the best interests of my two precious daughters. And in the end, like most whistleblowers, I suffered severe retaliation to suppress judicial accountability. Attacked as the messenger of overdue reforms, I was targeted by these same jurists and their ethics agents. By destroying my credibility, the gold mine of service fees and federal money was further preserved.

That targeting was successful largely because the public is further duped to believe that judges are “beyond reproach” as members of that arbitrarily created elite class. Such argument was used by lawyers to attack my motions for removal of biased judges from my support and custody cases in Syracuse, New York. That was before some of them were removed from the family court bench for misconduct that was made public. They include Judge Bryan Hedges permanently banned from judicial office by New York’s high court for sexual misconduct on his handicapped, five year old niece and more recently, Judge Michael Hanuszczak, exposed for sexual harassment of female court clerks.

The growing number of judicial scandals should have all of us very concerned because this is where we expect justice to be dispensed. Examples cited in my reports include Brooklyn Judge Gerald Garson sent to federal prison after being convicted of seeking a bribe in favor of a father in a custody case, and Albany Judge Thomas Spargo for seeking a bribe in favor of a mother in a divorce case against a father-attorney.

Such judicial misconduct is nationwide in scope as demonstrated by the “Kids for Cash” scandal which landed two Pennsylvania judges in prison, and Michigan Judge Wade McCree who impregnated a mother while presiding over her child support case. The victimized father was unable to secure justice or compensation in federal court due to judicial immunity, sending the message that adultery in chambers is a protected judicial act.

Unfortunately my expert reports, lobbying excursions, and peacefully led marches in Washington yielded no reforms. Instead I was rewarded with human rights violations, indefinite suspension of licensing “privileges,” and near death experiences. Such are the consequences for whistleblowers in countries led by ruthless dictators, not one that professes democracy and social Justice. Yet those remain the consequences here in America for a civil rights attorney whose greatest crime was to seek more parenting time with his children and to expose corruption by self-jurists and politicians. My ordeal is now a looming documentary published in a recent book, Satan’s Docket.

This is not a “lone wolf” project but a representative undertaking for a disjointed mass of aggrieved parents from across the country hoping to achieve resurrection from their suffering at the hands of evil beings. It is not the message I was hoping to present on Easter Sunday 2021, but we can either join to achieve a better society or we can continue to surrender to one that is becoming more godless by the day.

Please help spread this vital message to overcome censorship of this public service blog site, Leon Koziol.com. You can reach us for comment and support by calling our office at Parenting Rights Institute at (315) 380-3420 or me directly at (315) 796-4000, e-mail at leonkoziol@gmail.com. Stay tuned for an eye-opening post coming soon on the subject of parental alienation which caused two girls to avoid all contact with their hospitalized dad this past Christmas holiday.

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL !

Why is Judicial Accountability so crucial to Democracy?

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Why is judicial accountability so crucial to democracy? The answer is simply this: too much power vested in a single person invariably leads to corruption. We see this everywhere today. As it is said, tyranny begets anarchy, and when judges fail to honor the rule of law established by the people, the natural consequence is to take the law into one’s own hands. This is the very underpinning of American society and how our country came to be.

However when judicial power is usurped in domestic relations courts, a more serious form of corruption emerges. This is because families and parent-child relationships have long been considered sacred, private matters. Unfortunately, despite a constitution that created a form of government divorced from the mother country, a judge-made doctrine in feudal England managed to evade our Bill of Rights by finding its way into these courts.

That doctrine, known as Parens Patriae, has been relied upon to invade our privacy rights in ways never before imagined in a free society. As an accomplished civil rights attorney who became a victim of this doctrine, I set out to expose the corruption it caused to me and fellow victims. I sought to convert family court from a lawyer-friendly system to a parent-oriented one. Over time it cost me my professional career, father-daughter relationships and ultimately my very health.

When my ex-wife and mother of my children began to see the consequences of my principled stand, she took advantage of the retaliation by filing petitions that received the favor of judges seeking to suppress my First Amendment rights. Indeed in November, 2015, that ex-wife, Kelly Hawse-Koziol, filed yet another family offense petition having an ulterior goal of removing me from my daughters’ lives. Over the years, all her offense petitions were thrown out, but this one featured a gag order disguised as a protection order on this whistleblower website, http://www.leonkoziol.com.

The illicit scheme was profoundly exposed when I obtained a court order in New York Supreme Court challenging it. Despite motions denied over a six month period, the presiding family judge who issued that gag order (Daniel King), cancelled his hearing on the offense petition and vacated (removed) his own gag order. Weeks later, the same Judge King stepped off the case entirely after three years of harm to my father-daughter relationships. He never ceased his retaliation for my 2013 whistleblower testimony before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. There I exposed fabricated college degrees used to elevate my child support obligations for incarceration (contempt) purposes.

Throughout this crusade, my daughters and law license were used as ransom to elicit my silence. For her part, rather than honor the sacred interest in a father-daughter relationship, Kelly Hawse-Koziol exploited the clear retaliation by asserting one false accusation after another which I was forced to defend. I did so to an extreme of seeking constitutional protection in federal courts. But by then the fix was in, the record too tarnished, and any basic rights I might have once had were ignored or shamelessly violated. Hawse-Koziol was never held accountable for her perjuries and abusive petitions.

That favoritism was made possible by a judge made doctrine known as judicial immunity. Under that doctrine, judges can actually abuse public office by maliciously targeting a critic. To illustrate its absurdity, Michigan family judge, Wade McCree, was removed from the bench after his adulterous relationship with a litigant was exposed. It featured an adversary father that McCree placed on a child support monitor to appease his paramour. The father sued for civil rights violations in federal court but was denied recourse based on immunity, leading to the bizarre conclusion that sex in chambers with a litigant is now a protected judicial act.

This website, Leon Koziol.com chronicles more than ten years of efforts to reform this system and the retaliation which has yet to earn an Innocence Project outcome. Critical to my ordeal was a willingness of biased jurists, acting without a jury, to ignore perjury in the petitions and hearing testimony of Kelly Hawse-Koziol. Anything that could be used against me quickly found its way into decisions and orders that systematically destroyed proven father-daughter relationships. The judge prejudice was so extreme on one occasion that I was ordered to cease objections to such testimony under penalty of being removed from the courthouse (Family Judge Daniel King, January 14, 2014 transcript).

That willingness to ignore perjury was well demonstrated at a June, 2016 hearing where I was challenging a city marshal who claimed service of a support violation petition upon me at a local restaurant (known as a traverse hearing). After his sworn service document and testimony were introduced by Hawse-Koziol’s lawyer (one of many she retained), I cross examined him on a segment which claimed recitation of veteran status during the service of the petition. Knowing of an upcoming witness of mine in the waiting area, the marshal admitted that he never gave such a recitation. He then admitted that he had lied on the sworn document and in his testimony before the court.

Although the petition was consequently dismissed, no referral for perjury prosecution was made to the Syracuse district attorney. Such lack of accountability became potentially fatal when a scheme was hatched one year later to have an Oneida County deputy sheriff acting in the capacity of court security to serve the next violation petition upon me during a custody hearing. Unlike all other court litigants, Hawse-Koziol was not charged for this service as prescribed by law and the deputy sheriff was acting outside the scope of his security duties. So disruptive was this unlawful act that it caused yet another assigned judge to step down from my case.

More than 40 trial level jurists were assigned to my family matters over a 14 year period, a national record by most accounts. That alone warrants a federal investigation. There was no disciplinary action taken by this deputy’s superior, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, and no investigation by the state judicial conduct commission or attorney general, proving clearly that the state courts are unable to police themselves. The unlawfully served petition ultimately led to a “shoot on sight” threat from a traffic cop purporting to enforce a violation warrant issued by Utica City Judge Gerald Popeo. He was assigned to replace the one who stepped down and to avenge a public censure of that judge.

The corruption here was so rampant and unchecked that it forced me to take a bold stand against this irreparably infected process. Law enforcement would be well served by looking into such corruption because it puts them needlessly in harm’s way. One of Sheriff Maciol’s deputies was fatally shot during a stand-off with a parent trapped in a garage during a domestic incident. Had the officers who had him surrounded let time and talk take its course, that deputy might still be on duty today.

Throughout my ordeal in this corrupted family court system, I was proven justified time and again. To cite only a few examples, I filed a motion to remove one of my custody judges from my case and to prevent a private meeting with my young daughters in chambers. Opposing lawyers condemned it as an assault on a judge whose reputation was “beyond reproach.” Only months later, that judge, Bryan Hedges, was permanently removed by New York’s high court after Hedges’ public admission to sexual abuse of his handicapped five year old niece.

Judge Hedges’ replacement, Syracuse family judge Michael Hanuszczak, was forced to resign after a state judicial commission had found that he sexually harassed subordinate court staff. Judge Gerald Popeo, as stated, was publicly censured (when he should have been removed) by the same judicial commission for making racist remarks, jailing litigants for such conduct as a “smirk,” and threatening violence from the bench to remedy such indiscretions. The ethics lawyers who also targeted me were allowed to resign after falsifying their time sheets. These removals are all a matter of public record.

While this is only a partial list, it underscores the problem I set out to correct. A mother truly committed to her daughters and a co-parenting environment that was once so promising would counsel them on the righteousness of my cause. Instead she exploited the clear misconduct for selfish gain. My parenting liberties were so monitored that nothing I did was acceptable. Conditions were imposed that were not only contradictory, something I described as a “contempt by ambush,” but they forced me to avoid all contact with my precious girls.

This ordeal is detailed, in part, in my published book, Satan’s Docket, available on this site and http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com. I am asking all court victims to carry on this cause so that my sacrifices are not in vain. For more information, you can contact me directly at leonkoziol@gmail.com or (315) 796-4000. Kindly share this post to overcome continued censorship and suppression.

Kill a parent with a gun or prefer a toxic family court instead: the realities of a growing epidemic

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

After more than thirty years litigating in federal, state and appellate courts, I gained valuable insights on the widespread corruption occurring to parents, children and families in our nation’s domestic relations courts. As a civil rights trial attorney, I won numerous awards for victims of government abuse, set legal precedent for many of those victims, secured a restraining order on a $30 million high school project right out of law school, and even won a judgment in New York Supreme Court invalidating a billion dollar casino compact on constitutional grounds.

Today, after taking a stand against corruption in divorce and family courts, I am unable to get a simple order giving me access to my daughters despite no finding of unfit parenting or even an accusation of abuse. My court filings are suddenly “rambling, vitriolic or frivolous,” my unblemished professional record over 23 years suddenly unethical. It’s a classic John Grisham story but with no fiction attached, an innocence project awaiting fulfillment, and a potential martyrdom that I never asked for. It remains a vital cause impacting every aspect of modern day life.

Over the years I had occasion to witness or investigate needless deaths and human carnage in divorce and family courts across the country. Thomas Ball went so far as to burn himself alive in front of a family court in Keene County, New Hampshire to protest draconian enforcement practices relating to child protection, yet little media attention was given to this horrific event. Imagine if an African-American mother did the same to protest domestic violence.

I addressed national media at the 2015 funeral of Walter Scott, an unarmed black father fleeing a child support warrant at a traffic stop in South Carolina. He was shot dead five times in the back by a white cop. Among the black lives news reports, the Walter Scott murder continues to get the least attention despite an argument that family courts are now killing for money. Had this horrific event not been captured by a concealed by-stander on his i-phone, no one would have believed the cop setting an object on the “suspect’s” body to make it appear that it was an act of self-defense.

And the list goes on: a deranged mother who dismembered her two year old daughter rather than give her up to a custody order, veterans committing suicide at a rate of 22 per day with no study that tracks the number relating to family court, and the harm to worker productivity and health costs due to these recurring, lucrative court proceedings. Many victims are forced to give up parenting rights to avoid a debtor’s prison for so-called “child support” that lacks accountability. They quietly fade away to a death caused by grief, stress and depression. One such parent, Michael Brancaccio, suffered such an outcome only three months ago.

On tonight’s conference call, one mother expressed sympathy for my ordeal with the question of whether anyone can overcome a family court lobby that is so powerful. The answer lies in our collective resolve in a nationwide crusade for justice such as the Parent March on Washington which I sponsored in 2019. It would include lobbying efforts in Congress for a reform of Title IV-D funding and an investigation by the Justice Department. This will require large scale funding, but there are wealthy victims who can be contacted for this purpose.

As irony would have it, I testified at Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in 2013 which has relevance to this week’s calls for nursing home accountability. There I exposed family court judges who were fabricating evidence and engaging in judicial misconduct. It received widespread publicity. Three months later I was deprived all contact with my daughters based on more fabrications by Kelly Hawse-Koziol. Desperate to replace me with a wealthy, childless substitute, she acted without conscience to destroy something that was so precious and promising.

The latest chapter in my ordeal was published earlier today and can be read by clicking here. You can also contact me directly at leonkoziol@gmail.com or ((315) 796-4000.

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Dr. Anthony Pappas addresses judicial immunity and court reform on the PRI recorded conference call here.

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Click the link above to hear a full recording of the Dr. Pappas presentation and exchange. Note a quiet gap before the first caller comes on which is referenced below. We could not edit it out but you might forward to discussion on your end.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

On June 1, 2020, our Institute sponsored another in a series of conference calls regarding family court reform and misconduct during the pandemic. Dr. Anthony Pappas, Professor at St. John’s University and 2018 Republican opponent to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was our featured speaker. It was noted that some callers could not access the conference. Others kept at it until successful. One participant suggested that waiting until 7pm was the ticket to get him on the call after similar frustrations.

However timing has nothing to do with this problem since the call could be set at any time. For the same reason, overwhelmed usage may not explain it as the difference between 6:50pm and 7pm is nominal. But if the site sponsor, Free Conference Call, can foreclose access to persons other than the host for this ten minute period, it can kill our series and discourage reviews of the recording due to a long quiet period at the outset.

Censorship should not be easily dismissed as a cause given the technical ability to sabotage these highly informative but controversial sessions. Facebook has already admitted to doing such things, censoring users simply because of views they dispute. Consequently you will find a long gap between the beginning of the recording and the first participant entry complaining of his frustrations with access.

 

Corona Chronicles #17: Breaking News: Experts now say Cuomo and DeBlasio could have prevented 50%-80% of deaths in NYC. But they duped media and elevated infections.

 

 

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Since the beginning of humanity, parents everywhere have been charged with a duty to protect their offspring from all manner of harm. That duty does not end with child safety, good upbringing and eventual maturity. It lasts to our dying days, a duty to make life better for future generations. Otherwise parenting itself may be in vain.

Coronavirus has now presented itself as our greatest test in modern times. We cannot hunker down in silence while professional con-artists seize authoritarian power to grandstand, deceive and assert unscientific projections for headline-grabbing purposes. Some egos are simply insatiable, and we cannot allow such egos to elevate the harm to our children, neighbors and loved ones.

This was the motivation behind the current series of posts at http://www.leonkoziol.com entitled “Corona Chronicles.” Governor Andrew Cuomo was losing it with his headline-grabbing news conferences to distract public attention from his gross failures to timely arrest viral spread and prevent large scale deaths.

From a rejection of 16,000 ventilators offered to him in 2015 to a delayed closure of schools, airports and playgrounds into the month of April, he presided over the greatest carnage and risk to human life in state history. Typically ahead of my time in whistle blowing and reform efforts, I was again “ahead of the curve” on the political front lines here.

Now comes breaking news that Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill DeBlasio failed to take timely action which could have saved 50-80% of lives in the epicenter. This news comes from a very reliable source which is not being well reported by mainstream media. In today’s (British) Daily Mail, the ex-CDC chief of the United States, Dr. Thomas Frieden, made that conclusion.

This was something I have long asserted. You would think that someone would finally put a stop to their ineptness and carnage. Instead the two were allowed opened floodgates to upstate carnage with latent viral curves which may take much longer to run their course before our communities could re-open.

History may some day treat Andrew Cuomo as the “Governor of Death” for what he caused in two entirely distinct regions of our state. I refer you now to preceding posts of these Corona Chronicles to show how correct my concerns have been.

In the meantime it remains critical that you sign and promote our Citizen Petition to Protect Upstate New York and other states from Coronavirus Infections spreading out from America’s epicenter. New York City and Italy are two of the most impacted parts of the world today. We should learn from their failures.

Petition Link:  http://chng.it/wLdrdxrwTY

You can reach Dr. Leon Koziol at leonkoziol@parentingrightsinstitute.com or call our office at (315) 380-3420. Please share this post.

Corona Chronicles #15: New York Times calls out Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill DeBlasio for their bungling of epicenter virus

ABOVE: Fox News Anchor, Tucker Carlson, updates false claims, grandstanding and blame scenarios of Andrew Cuomo on April 7, 2020

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

As a whistle blower who practiced civil rights law for more than 23 years, I have remained resolute in my mission to expose corruption even when unpopular. Recently I have been plowing through the headlines competition between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio for a candid perspective on coronavirus politics.

Now in a front page article today, titled “How Delays and Unheeded Warnings Hindered New York’s Virus Fight,” the New York Times finally called out both politicians. Investigative reporter J. David Goodman documents how they dropped the ball time and again, always a step behind the virus as it terrorized the most densely populated, world class city in America.

For too long, various media were fawning all over Andrew Cuomo’s daily news conferences, promoting him as America’s governor with presidential prospects. Haven’t we seen this side show before with the once daily grandstanding of Michael Avenatti? There are countless New Yorkers familiar with Cuomo who would love to send him out as governor of any other state.

We need go no further than his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. Created in 2013 to remedy a “culture of corruption” in Albany, it was shut down early when overflow testimony began implicating top state leaders. I was among those invited to speak. My exposure of family court corruption led to vicious retaliation which continues to harm me today.

A federal prosecutor, Preet Bharara, was not duped by any of Andrew Cuomo’s oratory. He seized commission files and ended up with prison terms for the leaders of both state houses and a top Cuomo aide (Mario Cuomo’s “adopted son”). Could it be that the only real difference between Cuomo and Avenatti is that the latter was held accountable?

But now, lives are in peril, the carnage is too great to be tolerating these dueling politicians who remain fixated on deflecting attention from their ineptness. Through an abuse of emergency powers, they cannot seem to get out of each other’s way, continuing with their endless turf wars over the years. While many examples have been detailed in prior posts, a few are reiterated here.

As the Times article documents, New York’s first coronavirus case emerged in late February originating from Iran, a virus hot spot then and now. Only days later, a lawyer from New Rochelle working in Manhattan became the first state case of community spread. It led to the first quarantined area. Soon after, in March, the head of the Port Authority tested positive at JFK Airport.

Despite these “fire alarms,” both Cuomo and DeBlasio continued to assure the public that there was no real cause for concern. Now let’s look at some basic facts at that point in their bungling of this crisis. New Rochelle has a city population of about 80,000 residents. Nearby New York City, where the infected lawyer worked, has over 8 million with another 4 million metro.

What logic was there to keeping the latter wide open given a population of 27,000 humans per square mile, one-third foreign born, and most living or working above ground floor? These buildings rise as high as 110 floors, serviced by cramped elevators, and a majority of occupants access them via mass transit.

This was a fire trap of monumental proportion ready to ignite with those who caused it in charge of the fire trucks. Despite dire warnings of a lack of preparedness after 9-11, the SARS, Ebola and H1N1 viruses in the years preceding this one, despite months of advance warning from China, and despite an offer of 16,000 ventilators turned down by Cuomo in 2015, the band played on as it did with the AIDS pandemic decades earlier.

How is it that New York’s governor was more obsessed with spring breakers 1,000 miles away than he was with those playing basketball one mile away in Brooklyn? City playgrounds were not closed until early April after both DeBlasio and Cuomo argued over quarantines (which the latter reserved for “nuclear war”) and school closings (which the former vowed to avoid).

Governor Cuomo bears the brunt of responsibility for all this. He had preemptive authority over those he routinely clashed with other than the president. Even then, when native Donald Trump called for a metro quarantine, Cuomo opposed it with bizarre claims of a “declaration of war against the states.”

Seriously? Did this really happen? Meanwhile, Cuomo was opening the floodgates to coronavirus infection infinitely wider in upstate New York where few leaders acted timely to protect a largely rural and unaffected region. As a result, there are now latent “curves” here which may take far longer to run their course.

We are people benefited by a Constitution. It urges us not to sit idle, glued to Cuomo theatrics each morning, while our families, neighborhoods and businesses collapse. We must show these emerging dictators that we are still in charge. Our trust and patience are waning with each passing day of quarantine politics.

For my part, in addition my blog posts at http://www.leonkoziol.com, I recently started a citizen petition to protect upstate New York and areas beyond. Please sign and share it. If nothing else, you will be on record against the “politics of a pandemic” which stands in the way of vital unity and cooperation.

Petition Link:   http://chng.it/wLdrdxrwTY

Reach Dr. Leon Koziol directly at (315) 796-4000, e-mail at leonkoziol@parentingrightsinstitute.com or call our PRI office at (315) 380-3420.

Corona Chronicles #7: Let us dedicate April 1, 2020 to “Politicians Fooled Us Day.”

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In a lame effort to show New York’s tough response to widespread corruption in state government, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed experts to his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. Less than year later, after citizen testimony was exposing criminal activity among the state’s legislative leaders and even his top aid, Cuomo quickly disbanded his commission after only a few public hearings. One of those who testified, federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, was outraged by the cover-up and seized commission files leading to the conviction and imprisonment of these leaders and aid. Teflon Andy moved on unscathed. Dr. Leon Koziol was among those invited to testify at Pace University in Manhattan to expose corruption in our judicial branch of government. Within months of that testimony, he was publicly vilified and denied access to his children and law practice. This can be compared Dr. Li Wenliang at the epicenter of China’s coronavirus crisis who was discredited and threatened with imprisonment by the government there after blowing the whistle on a world impacting cover-up. He later died from the virus.

Unless you live on Mars, perhaps a safer place to live these days, you must have concluded by now that our politicians fooled us again, this time beyond anything we thought possible.

They hoarded wealth, publicity and the good life while their subjects were hoarding toilet paper. Shamelessly they left their constituents wholly unprepared for this coronavirus pandemic.

Now there are certainly hoards of us who follow the rules, we live a moral lifestyle and are genuinely concerned for our families and neighbors. We work hard to live up to our work ethic, and that’s precisely what the politicians are relying upon to bail them out.

Whether you are a medical provider, public safety officer, front line military or food provider, our fearless leaders (none visiting an overloaded hospital) are now busy drawing attention away from their reckless handling of this crisis long before it got here.

It may all sound very convincing as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo exploits every report to spread fear across America en route to the presidency. Duped by his oratory, the public is quick to forget how only two weeks earlier, he was touting New York as the world’s welcoming city while delaying containment measures.

Only days ago, even after that city became America’s epicenter, he was still opposing the president’s call for a quarantine. Now, after federal relief facilities limited services to non-coronavirus patients, and after destination states issued quarantine orders against New Yorkers, Andrew Cuomo is resorting to upstate New York. Albany Medical Center is already receiving untold numbers of epicenter patients.

Roughly 90% of New York upstate consists of non-urban land area. Until recently there were few infections, none in the northern Adirondack region. Politically weak, it is now being exploited as an undeserved destination spot, not only to contagious persons and released inmates but also infected patients.

Andrew Cuomo’s main expertise is not epidemiology, it is political oratory. He is now targeting unsuspecting residents to work together while acting contrary to everything we know about this virus. The unanimous goal of infectious disease experts is to contain the spread where found. But the great orator is rushing it to remote communities without touching a single patient, transporter or health provider exposed at the front lines of his dictates.

America’s true national leaders in Congress are content to let the orator do his thing because that draws attention away from their own “fool’s day” follies. Only weeks prior to an explosion of coronavirus infections, members of Congress were pulling out of the stock market using insider information. They profited in the millions with no concern for those they were elected to serve, now forced to absorb the losses.

When called to task under public pressure, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that he was opening an ethics probe into all this (about as effective as his costly impeachment strategy). One of those to be investigated replied with great confidence that no wrong was committed because he helped write the ethics laws (and therefore knew how to get around it).

Now in light of that and more, how can you trust anything coming from such politicians while you are left with the horrific burden of survival and paying back a record $2 trillion dollar rescue package that serves the pork barrel special interests of liberals and the corporate bail-outs of rich tycoons?

Let’s show these politicians that we’ve had enough. Get yourself on the moral side of this pandemic. Sign the petition to protect against coronavirus spread from America’s epicenter (hit link below) and get on the internet to recruit millions more.

Petition Link:    http://chng.it/wLdrdxrwTY

 

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Senator Chuck Schumer & Leon Koziol

Petition Link:     http://chng.it/wLdrdxrwTY

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Corona Chronicles #5: We did not elect Andrew Cuomo to bring virus and death to upstate New York

 

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Dr. Leon Koziol testfies before Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in 2013. That Commission was prematurely disbanded by Cuomo when presenters began implicating the governor and legislative leaders in multiple scandals.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

We love our children upstate as much as parents do downstate. But we now have a governor who has seized dictatorial powers under his emergency authority to open the floodgates of a killer virus to upstate New York where, until recently, we had few infections.

Andrew Cuomo dropped the ball long ago when he failed to shut down New York City in a timely manner, even after it was announced that his director of the New York Port Authority tested positive for covid-19 at JFK Airport. While precious minutes, hours and days were being sacrificed to political competition between Cuomo, NYC Mayor DeBlasio, President Trump and California Governor Gavin Newsom (the latter over which state would end up with the highest number of infections), the virus itself was finding fertile ground everywhere for killing their constituents.

Now this dictator politician is testing the waters over a mass transfer of coronavirus patients to upstate New York hospitals which are already being overrun by a sudden surge in local virus victims. Indeed even my state representative, Brian Miller, was sent to an ICU in a hospital in the heart of New York State due to coronavirus complications no doubt traced to infected downstate staffers at the Capitol in Albany.

The tiny rural village of Hamilton, New York, where Colgate University is located, found its mayor testing positive for the infection. She was made subject to quarantine. To make matters worse, violent criminals are being released from Rikers Island and state prisons elsewhere to complicate law enforcement duties needed to contain this virus.

These criminal predators are following the herd of wealthy people escaping NYC for upstate hide-outs, bringing untold crime into our already threatened communities. Indeed this past weekend, a Cortland city police officer (just south of Syracuse) was not only shot during a domestic violence call, he was chased down to a secure location (hiding behind his  squad car).

Despite all this, and his historic containment failures, Governor Andy Cuomo is acting recklessly and arrogantly to escalate the infection rates and criminal threats across all of upstate New York. Unlike destination states elsewhere, i.e. the Carolinas and Florida, where self-quarantine is required of all New York visitors, Cuomo has done nothing of the sort to protect upstate New York.

To illustrate, I was privy tonight to a conversation involving a New Jersey resident boasting how he lived in proximity to the Fusco family which has been in the news due to the tragic deaths and virus infections of a single household. He had recently escaped to New York’s Adirondack Mountains, assuring all in his vicinity that he had been washing his hands and maintaining social distancing.

“If you’re in New York City,” he announced, “you can die.” That’s when I interrupted his misguided sermon to correct that you can die anywhere from coronavirus, it does not discriminate based on wealth, status or location. I also advised him that people around here are now well armed and he would do well to self-quarantine right away.

This Jersey resident was busy ordering all kinds of take-outs for his shelter camp somewhere nearby. In case you doubt the need for citizen action, his respectful treatment here was a far cry from a group of armed vigilantes in Maine who cut down a tree to block three men with New Jersey license plates from invading their community.

Governor Cuomo, despite his oratory to the contrary, has shown massive incompetence in the public quest to contain this virus. History might depict him some day as the “governor of death.” During my stellar career as a civil rights attorney and city councilman, I exposed corruption time and again, even testifying about corrupt judges and ethics lawyers before Cuomo’s Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in 2013.

This governor’s lack of sincerity was made clear when testimonials began implicating him and his staff in various scandals. He shut down the commission prematurely to protect himself and his family, not the rest of us victimized by his government. Leaders of both houses of the state legislature and his top aid were later prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned for crimes arising from Commission deliberations.

I was personally targeted and persecuted for my whistle blower testimony then, but this public alert is far greater than anything I have publicized in the past. We have to petition and protest this “governor of death” while we still can. He is a political con-artist, saavy enough to know that by the time we catch up to his evil, he will distract to the next news item.

Where is the leadership on this tragic trend upstate? If our representatives are too intimidated by Coumo’s oratory, I would be happy to debate this governor anytime on the crucial issues. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon is one of the few upstate who are recognizing this trend as Syracuse coronavirus cases reached nearly 200 in a matter of days.

This site, http://www.leonkoziol.com, has been censored to the point of a government gag order which I removed through a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court in 2016. If you truly love your children, you will now heed my call to action. Our next conference call is tomorrow, Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7pm ET.

Our call number remains the same: (605) 313-4427 and the access code when prompted is 583326. You can also e-mail me at leonkoziol@gmail.com or call our PRI office at (315) 380-3420. For the sake of your families and businesses, share this message and join our fight against coronavirus corruption.

President Trump: “I know parents who don’t love their children.” Reply: “I know parents who love their children but are alienated by federally funded judges.”

The above video, entitled “Parents Under Siege” is the first of a series used to promote our Parent March on Washington, subtitled: The Lawyer Epidemic.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

At a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday, President Trump twice told a crowd of supporters that he “knows many parents who don’t love their children very much,” see Haberman & Baker, At Rally, Trump Takes Aim at Democrats Amid Reshuffling of Primary Field, NY Times, March 3, 2020 edition, pg. A-17.

It was a statement I heard myself, and it remains unclear what was meant by it or why it was said. However, it should inspire parents victimized by our divorce and family courts to rally against a funding scheme that rewards these courts by the number of parents they can alienate from their children.

That shocking truth has been suppressed for decades due to the lucrative benefits that Title IV-D of the Social Security Act brings to lawyers, service providers and family judges. It is the truth behind a percentage of parents who seemingly “don’t love their children,” but are prevented from doing so by this funding scheme.

Lawyers “who don’t love ethics very much” may know little about how this funding scheme harms clients. But they do know from early financial statements in any divorce or support proceeding how much is available to pay for their fees. Once a parent is sucked into this court system, it’s a downward spiral. Lawyers incite needless conflict to keep the money flowing.

These are not genuine lawyers. They’re licensed con-artists preying on your emotions. They could care less about your children, mine or even their own given the precedent they set in these courts. Then, in an ultimate hypocrisy, they continue to maintain that they are bankrupting entire families and raiding college funds for “the best interests of our children.”

The judges (more accurately lawyers on the bench) are equally at fault in this custody gold mine. Financial incentives make them biased. They overlook and even promote the legalized robberies and kidnapping of parent-child relationships because they are rewarded by federal funds (Title IV-D performance grants) based on the number of “custodial parents” they can create.

Such funds are diminished whenever two parents can get along and need no “custody” titles. They need no government interference or supervision. This is why shared parenting laws are opposed by special interests and bar associations (so-called “professional” service providers who feed off the custody gold mine). That is also why mediation and settlement are also thwarted.

This category of moms and dads love their children beyond imagination. They will fight to the end to protect them, and that is exactly what these lawyers “love” to hear in consultations. They are there to test parents on how much money and assets they are willing to part with for the “best interests” of their children.

After 20 years as a proven attorney another 10 years as a victim, I have seen the carnage time and again. It’s all about the money. “Best interests” propaganda detracts from an epidemic no differently than tobacco, drug and food advertisements do. The child industry is now a humanitarian crisis with daily suicides, financial ruin and premature deaths. The difference here is that it’s being suppressed by the courts which profit from it.

Our federal courts may be more to blame. They were created for the very purpose of protecting our federal rights. But a look at the record shows the judges there abandoning their duties (despite life terms) to protect their state court colleagues instead. Any whistle blower lawyer or victimized parent who seeks reform and justice is targeted and destroyed no differently than the regimes our military is sent overseas to fight.

None of this will change until we parents make a profound public statement in Washington. A rare opportunity to do so now awaits you on May 27-29, 2020 when the Parenting Rights Institute will sponsor its Annual Parent March and Conference. We begin with an orientation session will occur at the Congressional Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Capitol at 7 pm on May 27.

At that session we will be preparing for our lobby day in Congress the next day. At 7 pm on May 28, 2020, we will sponsor expert speakers at the same location. This is a ticketed event. At Noon on Friday, May 29, 2020, we will assemble at Lafayette Square Park at the White House to begin our march under police escort down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Supreme Court.

Each Thursday at 7pm EST we are hosting nationwide conference calls to grow numbers for this event. These calls are not designed for war stories, therapy, legal advice or fringe ideas. We know what we are doing and will not tolerate moles and trolls who contaminate such efforts because they benefit from the system. This is a proven event for the sake of all victims.

If you would like to be a part of these calls or our 3-day event, call our office at (315) 380-3420 or e-mail me directly at leonkoziol@gmail.com.

President Trump has been kept in the dark on this “judicial swamp” and may be our only hope to clean up the corruption. But like former Judiciary Chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley stated at a recent Whistle blower Conference, “You can’t fix something if you don’t know its broken, that’s just common sense.” Let us now bring “common sense” to Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Whistleblower Ignored in China Like Family Court Whistleblower is being Ignored Here

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By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

For over a decade I have been researching, investigating and reporting on a growing epidemic in America’s divorce and family courts. My experience as a civil rights attorney and victimized parent made me ideally qualified to expose this epidemic. It also made me a judicial whistle blower with no legal protection.

Accordingly, the state was able to retaliate with impunity, seizing my income capacities, children, diverse liberties and unblemished credible reputation. It was all designed to convince the public that there was no epidemic, parent alienation syndrome (PAS) was a fiction, and lawyer profits were justified.

This reaction can scarcely be distinguished from the targeting of Dr. Li Wenliang, the whistleblower who warned of the existence and spread of the coronavirus. He was isolated, ridiculed and discredited by the Chinese government in a similar manner.

Sadly Dr. Wenliang made the ultimate sacrifice when he recently succumbed to the virus that he warned about. Like me as a victimized parent, he was the victim of a growing epidemic. And I was nearly killed by it.

This site, Leon Koziol.com, is filled with proof of this. For example, I sponsored the Parent March on Washington, a 3-day event that featured parental advocates and court reformers delivering my report to all members of Congress.

That report was entitled, A Federal Funded Epidemic: Vital Report Justifying a Federal Investigation of Human Rights Abuses in Divorce and Family Courts. It was completed and delivered long before anyone even knew about the coronavirus.

However, like Dr. Wenliang’s reports, it was ignored, censored and threatened ultimately by a shoot on sight threat of a traffic cop purporting to enforce an unlawful child support warrant. Follow-up lobbying efforts have fallen on deaf ears. Consequently the carnage will grow in the coming months.

In my report, I cited only a few prominent examples of this carnage, i.e. at pp. 10-11:

In countless family court cases, records are falsified and misconduct is concealed or disregarded to protect judicial reputation. Judges are widely deemed to be beyond reproach. Tragedies have there resulted from oversight failures and a lack of criminal prosecutions involving human rights violations under federal law such as the one cited above. Four cases highlight the horrific consequences to parents, veterans, families and law enforcement over the past decade: 

On September 28, 2009, police Investigator Joseph Longo was ordered to pay $1,800 in monthly child support. He answered the same day with a murder- suicide leaving four children without parents. Even the district attorney could not predict this. A $2 million recovery was based on a zone of danger created by city officials as opposed to family court, Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp. 2d 367 (2011) LaDuca, Rage built Longo to murder-suicide, Observer Dispatch, 12/30/09. 

On June 15, 2011, a father and war veteran, Thomas Ball, burned himself alive on the steps of a family court to protest years of abuse and separation from his children. It stemmed from a single incident of slapping his daughter, and he left behind a manifesto on how to firebomb courts. Even after such a horrific death, the ex-wife stubbornly defended herself by complaining that her children’s dad failed to comply with court counselling. This is how demented the process has become, see Mark Arsenault, Dad leaves clues to his desperation, Boston Globe, July 10, 2011. 

On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott, an unarmed father was shot dead five times in the back by a traffic cop while fleeing a support warrant. The shocking murder was videoed by a concealed bystander. Contrary to national hype focused on racism, the victim’s funeral pastor blamed it on draconian child support confinements. Many concluded that the state was now killing for money given the revolving door outcomes. In vain, two reporters warned of this trend, see Robles and Dewan, Skip child support. Go to jail. Lose job. Repeat. New York Times, 4/15/15 at pg. 1.       

On July 30, 2018, a physical therapist with a practice in Manhattan fatally shot his ex-wife, their 6-year old son and current wife in his Astoria (Queens) home. It became the final edict in a protracted custody battle fueled by judicial war games. After a failed Go-Fund-Me effort to pay his lawyer fees, in a page titled “Child Kidnapping,” the abused dad, James Shield, explained, “I had the perfect life a few years ago but it has spiraled out of control,” Moore, Musemeci and Sheehy, Custody battle led dad to family murder suicide, New York Post, July 31, 2018. 

Less transparent are the countless cases swarming beneath these four which can easily explode. Their cause is wrongfully blamed on the parents. The public is duped into believing that an adversarial process yields truth and justice in our courts. That may be true in other forms of litigation, but when children are taken hostage by untethered lawyers, the opposite is true here. Parents commit perjury on an artificial premise that they are protecting their offspring. Sparks convert to forest fires, children emulate the dysfunction, and the perpetrators profit. 

Join us and spread the word regarding upcoming events so that this epidemic can finally be addressed.

 

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