Judicial Whistleblowers Entitled to Protection and Compensation

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

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Parenting Rights Institute

(315) 380-3420

 

 

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

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A picture tells a thousand words in divorce and family court

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A united religion movement to end parent and child abuses in family court

 

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Dr. Leon Koziol at a family rights conference at the United Nations in New York City

By Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Today, Deputy Clerk of New York’s Fourth Appellate Department, Alan Ross, reported that Judge Stephen K. Lindley denied my emergency application to see my daughters for the holidays. This came despite yet another disqualified family judge from my ten year ordeal, Daniel King, and the continued retaliation by his replacement, James Eby of Oswego. Both had made similar rulings and are now the subject of this ongoing appeal.

I have never been found to be unfit, never even accused of a crime, never found to have engaged in any domestic violence or harm to my children and a model citizen. My only real “crime” is my exercise of First Amendment rights to criticize our third branch of government while exposing the corruption which is being concealed or patronized there. As my thousands of followers worldwide know, I was unblemished as a civil rights attorney for over 23 years until I took a stand against my profession for all the carnage they inflict upon innocent parents and children for profit in these courts.

Presumably like the 35 trial judges disqualified from my originally uncontested divorce, Judge Lindley believes the latest retribution for my reform efforts will cause me to surrender my American beliefs. The following letter to the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States is one of my responses. And once again, please help us out with a purchase or donation on this site or http://www.parentingrightsinstitute.com.

December 20, 2016
Archbishop Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See
to the United States

3339 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.

Washington D.C. 20008

Re: Divorce and Family Court Epidemic in America

Dear Archbishop Pierre:

Recently you had occasion to converse with a friend and fellow advocate, St. John’s University Professor Anthony Pappas, of New York City. He outlined his concerns regarding the divorce industry of America and what it is doing to incite family and personal demise for profit. He asked me to supplement those concerns based on my thirty years of trial experience in these courts, not as a divorce lawyer (I actually had a moral policy against divorce retainers), but as a human rights advocate. I have annexed my most recent report on the alarming aspects of this epidemic.

It may interest you to know that Professor Pappas helped finance my trip to Paris for this purpose in 2014. I shared my work with reform advocates and fellow victims from various countries, many of whom participated in the million strong march to protest the terrorist attack on a newspaper office there. He was moved by a standing ovation I obtained at a family law reform conference weeks earlier in Washington D.C. It was sponsored by Dr. Joseph Sorge of Divorce Corp and featured parental and family advocates from most of our fifty states.

The Roman Catholic Church has taken on some very worthy causes here in America, but I will strenuously maintain that none is as critical as this one simply because it is at the root of so many others. The Church has been deceived or influenced to think that divorcing parents are incurring just punishments for their departure from bonds of matrimony. Alternatively, as Professor Pappas reports, the lack of activism is based on jurisdictional boundaries, archaic practices or diplomacy, precisely the factors which nurture the true evil that is lurking here.

The divorce industry has exploited Professor Pappas to the tune of $2 million in lawyer fees over the course of an endless divorce commenced by his ex-spouse in 2004. There were only adult children implicated, hence no custody or support issues. Yet the industry managed to persecute him for his public reform efforts to a level I am not at liberty to disclose here. In my case, it was much worse. My children were alienated without cause, and I was persecuted on all fronts to a point of seeking asylum in your native country. I survived only because of my genetics and faith in God. My dad survived five years in a Nazi concentration camp. My suffering pales in comparison.

It was a similar theme for a Jewish friend and another fellow advocate, Dr. Eric Braverman of Tribecca, Manhattan. In 2015, he asked me to monitor corruption in his courts where child custody issues enabled my profession to extort over $5 million in fees. His story was featured in the New York Post. It was a typical one for those who advocate for long overdue reforms to this industry. Its beneficiaries and predators destroy the public messenger through orchestrated retributions ranging from professional licensure to child deprivations. It is a process that would make any tyrant or underworld figure envious.

Tony is a dedicated parishioner of the Greek Orthodox diocese, and I had the pleasure of meeting Father Alex Karloutsos, his pastor, at the rectory in Manhattan. We were joined by Reverend James A. Forbes of Riverside Church in lower Manhattan (American Baptist and United Church of Christ) who has been called the Martin Luther King of New York. He actually concluded after our session that this fateful opposition to my profession had a much higher purpose (which I have yet to know or achieve). That brings me to you. My fervent hope is that you can influence a moral movement to prevent the human carnage which is occurring here, particularly to innocent children and future generations. My report details this silent epidemic.

I have copied a number of people relevant to this subject, including Special Counsel to Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, and transition team member, Juan Pablo Andrade. I have discussed matters in support of Mr. Trump both before and after his election victory on the phone and submitted my report to both in the past few weeks. I firmly believe that Donald Trump provides a rare and profound hope for making parents great again, the bedrock of a great America. I would be happy to discuss the matter further with you in person upon completing your review of the attached document.

Respectfully submitted,

Dr. Leon R. Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

P.O. Box 8302

Utica, NY 13505

(315) 796-4000

Judicial Conduct Commission Renamed Kangaroo Corruption Commission

 

Administrator’s Note: Four professionals, a doctor, lawyer, dentist and engineer, from around the country converged on the steps of the Supreme Court to announce the filing of a writ against family court corruption, see Leon Koziol v United States District Court for the NDNY, Supreme Court Docket No. 15-1519 (June 17, 2016). Three days later, a New York Commission issued a letter excusing the misconduct of one of its subjects, Family Judge Daniel King. This is the same judge who fabricated and ratified a Masters Degree and PhD which Leon never received to elevate child support in retaliation for his complaints to that same Commission. No misconduct said the Commission. Seriously?

By Dr. Leon Koziol, J.D.

It’s been awhile since Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas depicted family courts in America as “Kangaroo” operations, see In re Gault, 387 US 1, 27-28. But Abe never came across New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct. Now that’s a kangaroo commission if there ever was one. Its members are appointed by corrupt politicians such as Sheldon Silver (now in federal prison), Dean Skelos (convicted of federal crimes) and Andy Cuomo (currently under federal investigation). Governor Andrew Cuomo  prematurely dissolved his own corruption commission when testimony (i.e. me) began implicating the politicians who created it.

Another entity, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, was created by the same trio of politicians in 2011 as part of a “Clean-Up Albany Act.” By 2015, state legislators were decrying it as “J-Joke” for its impotence. The chair of that Commission was recently named Chief Justice of New York’s high court by the same Governor Andy Cuomo who created both commissions. That should have all people visiting or doing business here very concerned.

Yeah there are so many taxpayer financed commissions these days that the public cannot figure them all out. Hell they all sound good, but what are they accomplishing? The third one (featured here) has kicked legitimate complaints against judges to the curb faster than its kangaroo sister commission in California (reported to have rejected more than 90% filed). It’s a nationwide epidemic calling upon the citizenry to make a stand. A rally has been set for September 17, 2016 at Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.  Be there !

As a result, this Judicial Conduct Commission has been renamed the Kangaroo Corruption Commission (KCC) by victimized litigants to accurately  describe the entity’s true character. Okay it’s not official yet, but we commoners who pay taxes and put up with their circus show like to be graphic with what’s really going on. We’re not so easily duped into believing that a catchy title with elite law firm members verify a genuine commitment to public service. They’re the foxes watching the chicken coup. So we call it as we see it.

Today I received yet another letter from “Jean M. Savanyu” clerk of the Commission advising me once again that Lewis County Family Judge Daniel King (“Dan King” as he introduced himself to my family court opponent on the phone) is just a-okay. Now for our 6,000 followers, you all know this can’t be right. Dan King has committed so much misconduct that anyone coming into “his” court should bring along a recorder (since he caused one of my secret custody proceedings to be unrecorded so his misconduct could be concealed).

Appealing such clear misconduct is equally impotent. In my case, the “honorable” Nancy Smith of the Fourth Department denied recourse against King when he issued a support violation order impossible to comply with because it required support payments to an agency without legal authority to accept it. Dan King was simply abusing judicial office in retaliation for my (accurate) public criticisms of his incompetence (see listing below). Nancy is the only judge above trial level ever to be slapped on the wrist by the KCC for giving a glowing reference to a person she never met for personal and political gain as a judge. Does anyone seriously think she could be impartial here?

Hey, as stated time and again, we don’t make this stuff up at Leon Koziol.com. Check it all out on the internet. And while you’re at it, look up ex-New York Chief Judge Sol Wachtler, convicted of federal crimes and sent to prison without so much as a footnote from the KCC. So what are you going to do about it? Are you “a-okay” with this sort of government? Are you happy when lawyers get you fighting in family court only to grab everything you worked for in life? Is this how we reward those who put their lives on the line in the military, 9-11 and Orlando? Are you a scared American hiding behind a government monitored keyboard?

Now for the shocker in our so-called justice system: here is the list of incompetence raised before the KCC which it again found was “a-okay.” They kept open the possibility that a real oversight commission or high court might find otherwise just to protect their statures, i.e. “not enough evidence for an investigation.” If the victims of judge misconduct are supposed to do their investigations, what do we need them for, a bully group picking on all the non-lawyer town justices? (check out their so-called accomplishments).

Dan King’s incompetence was re-stated in a petition for writ filed with the United States Supreme Court on June 17, 2016. Social media caused our news conference on the courthouse steps to go viral the next day  (Zuckerberg and company may have taken a weekend break from their select monitoring). The KCC finding of Dan King’s “a-okay” status as a family judge was dated June 20, 2016 on a series of complaints going back years. Coincidence?  You decide:

1) A competent jurist does not issue or ratify a PhD and Masters degree for purposes of maliciously elevating his public critic’s child support for incarceration purposes;

2)  A competent jurist does not insulate the foregoing misconduct from appeal and accountability by coercing a willful support violation under threat of imprisonment;

3)  A competent jurist does not participate in the concealment of his critic’s daughters at a millionaire’s home on his own family court record through delays and rationalization.

4)  A competent jurist does not accept the clear fraud and perjury of his critic’s opposing parent who testified under oath at a January, 2016 hearing that her required notice of residential change was confirmed under electronic address “gmai.com.” This would be akin to testimony of a letter successfully mailed from a trash can outside the post office.

5)  A competent jurist does not issue defamatory forensic orders for the purpose of discrediting the public message and character of his critic without competent support of any kind, only the perjuries of a scorned litigant having no timely personal knowledge;

6)  A competent jurist does not refuse to correct his own appalling errors by motion of the court, he does not retain college degrees as the “law of the case” while imposing an arrest warrant and maximum jail term of six months on a fraudulently supported debt;

7)  A competent jurist does not threaten his critic with removal from a public courthouse at the opening of a custody hearing based on five objections (two that were granted) to narrative and unrepresented testimony of a perjuring and infinitely scorned parenting opponent to create a record that would justify his prior forensic weapons of suppression.

8)  A competent jurist would not violate a stay order by an Appellate Justice by issuing orders suspending his critic’s parenting time ten days later on Christmas Eve 2013, thereby placing that critic in a condition of arrest by ambush due to conflicting orders;

9)  A competent jurist would not sign every requested show cause order by his critic’s parenting opponent after every ex-parte protection order obtained by her was vacated since 2006 including a trial where the critic was not even required to put in a defense.

10)  A competent jurist does not ignore an ongoing extortionist scheme in every decision to date, to wit: the parenting opponent’s threat to a loving father to give up his children to a millionaire replacement for an end to child support. Her conduct remains criminal;

11)  A competent jurist would not conduct an evidentiary hearing on a first appearance without notice, resulting in orders suspending child contact on such grounds as “prohibited alcohol related gestures” when no other “unfit” evidence could be offered.

12)  A competent jurist would not fabricate such an overbroad prohibition that could not be understood, and it was directed to a toast at the wedding of his critic’s niece. When an appeal was taken, it was later learned that this hearing had allegedly not been recorded;

13)  A competent jurist does not retain an order of arrest and confinement of his public critic for inflated support obligations after proof by the critic’s lawyer showed that it was impossible to comply, to wit: certified funds at full purge amount, albeit in violation of a 2010 superior court order, to be paid to an agency without legal authority to accept it;

14)  A competent jurist does not retain forensic orders in the wake of perjured “gmai.com” proof from the only witness supporting those orders strictly to continue a sadistic campaign of punishment against his public critic.

15)  A competent jurist does not retain forensic orders on double standards. Judge King frequents a tavern in Lowville, New York with his own children while enjoying cocktails that a barmaid has committed to memory. He has exhibited all sorts of absurd behavior.

16)  A competent jurist does not ignore every plea for simple phone contact by a father to his daughters over an 833 day period with sadistic satisfaction while an unfit millionaire substitute continues to cement a bond which has them exhibiting abnormal father hatred.

17)  A competent jurist does not issue serial rulings laced with sadistic disparagements of his critic to avenge accurate disclosures even in the wake of former veteran family judge and current Appellate Division Judge John Centra who emphasized that the real father had no record to support suspended child contact when issuing his 2013 stay order.

The members of the Kangaroo Corruption Commission (KCC) a/k/a New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct are as follows:

Joseph W. Belluck, chair (appointed by Cuomo)

Paul Harding, vice chair (appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb)

Rolando T. Acosta (appointed by former chief judge, also appointed by Cuomo)

Sylvia G. Ash (appointed by current Chief Judge Janet DeFiore, also appointed by Cuomo)

Joel Cohen (appointed by ex-Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver now in federal prison)

Jodie Corngold (appointed by Cuomo)

Richard D. Emery (appointed by Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins)

Thomas A. Klonick (former useless Commission chair appointed by former chief judge)

Richard A. Stoloff (appointed by ex-Senate leader recently convicted of federal crimes)

David A. Weinstein (appointed by Cuomo, related to Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair?)

Vacant   (politician Cuomo will name an “independent” person to this vacancy)

As I testified before the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, this is a “window dressing” commission which should be dissolved like the others because it does more harm than good through its impotence, political influences and ultimate protection of corrupt judges. Such impotence causes victims of severe injustices to forego the filing of useless complaints, making the actual corruption far greater than the record truly shows. Within four months of my testimony on September 17, 2013, my daughters were seized by Dan King who finally disqualified himself this month after the colossal mess he made.

For more information call Parenting Rights Institute at (315) 380-3420.