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WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 - Several Connecticut state employees


may soon find themselves in hot water for using their positions as judges
and Judicial Branch managers to promote a Judicial Branch vendor that
they personally founded and operate from their State offices.

Ask me a question.

In April 2013, the Connecticut Commission on Judicial Ethics issued an


informal opinion stating that it would be a violation of judicial canon for
court officers and their staff to serve on the board of directors of nonprofit
organizations that provide services to court-involved clients who appear
before them and receive the majority of their funding from contracts with
the Judicial Branch.
The Connecticut Secretary of States office has confirmed that at least
one such business was not properly registered and may face sanctions.

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Paul Boyne, a Connecticut father of four, says the CJEs ruling comes too
late for his children, who he says have not been allowed to visit him in
years. Boyne says that since his divorce case opened in 2007, the
custody case has remained open due to the fact that the judges who
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custody or visitation schedule.


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affiliated services from Dr. Sidney Horowitz, who does not have a State
contract to provide therapeutic services on behalf of the Judicial Branch.
Court transcripts show that in July 2012, Judge Holly Abery Wetstone
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payments from the Judicial Branch to an unnamed vendor, despite the


fact that there were no motions for fees pending before her to rule on at

invoices submitted by professionals appointed to their cases are required


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redacted records Boyne obtained from the Judicial Branch show that
Horowitz had billed over $4,200 to the state on the Boyne case, however,
Boyne and his ex-wifes attorney confirm that Horowitz did not provide
them with copies, nor did the Judicial Branch seek their approval for the
charges Horowitz submitted.
Boyne says that Horowitz failed to provide all the services and reports
outlined in the court order, then recused himself from his appointment to
the Boyne case in May 2012. Yet in fall 2012, Judge Lynda B. Munro and
Judicial Branch Manager Mary Kay West administratively authorized
payments to Horowitz at more than twice the state rate, even though no
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Through an open records request, the Judicial Branch provided the same billing records on the Boyne
case which were less redacted than the records the state provided to Boyne himself. The copy showed
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contacted, they were unaware of any communications Horowitz may have had with DCF about the
Boyne case. Boyne says that his correspondence with DCF show Horowitz had billed the State for a
report the doctor made against his ex-wife, which was rejected by DCF because Horowitz had never
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Established 1975, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) is now a Wisconsin based
international trade organization for family court industry professionals founded by judges, court
administrators, and the family court professionals who may appear before them. Documents obtained
from the State and the AFCC show that the AFCC has been a vendor for the Connecticut Judicial
Branch for over 30 years, and at one point even had a corporate office within the Hartford Superior
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addition to Salius, the list of former AFCC presidents also includes Judicial Branch managers Robert
Tompkins and Stephen Grant. AFCC newsletters also show that for over a decade, Court support
services managers Debra Kulak and Marilous Giovannucci have teamed up with AFCC affiliated
Judicial Branch vendors like Dr. Phil Stahl and Dr. Marsha Kline Pruitt to assist with AFCC fundraising
and policy initiatives .
According to William Silk, a staff attorney for the Connecticut Secretary of States office explained that
in most cases, the Connecticut Nonstock Corporations Act requires all nonprofit businesses to file
registration documents with his office, the IRS, and the Attorney Generals Office before conducting
business in the state. Documents obtained from Silks office show that Jessica Pearson, Ann Milne,
and Frank Orlando (a Florida judge) first registered the AFCC with the Connecticut Secretary of State
in 1982 while Pearson was under contract to set up the courts mediation services.
However, the AFCC has not been registered to do business in Connecticut because in 1985, its
application was withdrawn by then AFCC president and Judicial Branch manager Anthony Salius. The
IRSs website does not list the Connecticut AFCC as an approved charity.
But Judicial Branch employees may also be facing bigger problems from the CJE, who recently
decided that it would also be a violation of canon for family court judges to join the American Academy
of Matrimonial Lawyers , an organization similar to AFCC. Documents obtained from the State of Illinois
and both these organizations show the AAML and AFCC are cross affiliated through founding officials
and current members. The AFCC is also cross-affiliated with pedophile friendly militant fathers rights
groups, such as the Childrens Rights Council . According to their websites and newsletters, these
organizations promote and operate various policy driven projects, such as crafting legislation and
industry guidelines, lobbying, and training court industry officials. According to documents obtained
from the IRS, various Secretary of States offices, and a 2002 report released by the California Chapter
of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the AFCC has a checkered past with authorities, and
their right to do business in California, Florida, and Kansas has been revoked (and sometimes
reinstates) at various times.
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AFCC newsletters state that a Judicial Branch vendor, Pearson and the AFCC set up several
demonstration projects family courts around the country, including Connecticut, which were funded by
the state, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Justice. But
Pearson was also a co-founder of another company called the Center for Policy Research, which
Pearson admits writes reviews of these same projects for the funding federal agencies.
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business in the State and serve as an often relied upon Judicial Branch vendor well after Salius
withdrew their application in 1984. Vendor reports show that between 2007 and 2010, the Judicial
Branch paid the AFCC over $70,000 for services provided to the family court by Dr. Klein Pruett, her
assistants, and the Charter Oak Group.

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Various correspondence with the Connecticut Secretary of States offices confirmed they are aware
that the AFCC remains unregistered and have begun to formally inquire as to whether the AFCCs

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operations in Connecticut are in compliance with state laws. While Silks office says that they have no
authority to prosecute the AFCC criminally, they are able to issue fines against unregistered foreign
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On March 14, 2013, Connecticut Judicial Branch Manager Marylou Giovannucci sent an email from
her state work account to roughly 800 family court industry professionals soliciting business and
donations for the First Annual Conference of the Connecticut Chapter of the AFCC being held on April

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12, 2013 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Judge Munro, who is also a professor at Quinnipiac Law,
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vendors were listed on the flyer as AFCC conference committee members.

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The problem according to attorneys from the Secretary of States office, was that neither the AFCC nor
the Connecticut AFCC was registered to do business in the state at the time. The Connecticut AFCCs
incorporation documents filed with the Secretary of States office on March 26 show that founding
board members include Judge Munro, Judge Wetstone, Judge Gerard Adelman, as well as Judicial
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The addresses listed on the application as the Connecticut AFCCs business offices matched the
addresses of law firms affiliated with incorporator Robert Zaslow and Thomas Esposito, two attorneys
who also serve as guardian ad litems in family court cases.

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According to Martin Libbin, attorney for the Connecticut Judicial Branch, states that Chief
Administrative Judge Barbara Quinn and other Judicial Branch managers approved paid education
days for employees to attend the conference, and federal funds from a Court Improvement Grant were
used to cover their cost of attendance. The AFCCs website shows those fees ranged from $120-$170
per person.
Regardless of the Courts actual reasons for withholding Paul Boynes access to his children, surely the
entire family deserves a fair hearing on the matter before an impartial tribunal not affiliated with
questionable Judicial Branch employee owned corporations. When contacted for comment, the
Connecticut Attorney Generals Office did not respond to inquires as to whether they had opened an
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One point that is quite obvious in the actions of these Connecticut divorce judges is
how much pain and effort they expend to make life miserable and expensive for the
litigants. It is of such magnitude of effort to make up excuses for supervised visitation
or mandatory therapy or any other revenue generating requirement of their orders, that
one can not explain it by necessity of law. There is simply no law that specifies such
orders nor a law that requires such orders just because a marriage is dissolved. No
parent ever gets declared unfit, but the not unfit parent with money gets hit with an
oddity of orders that create unending revenue streams for the judge's personal
selection of service provider. Even the point that the service providers are named in
the orders of the court is circumspect. The state has no compelling interest to have its
judges specify particular vendors for compliance with a non statutory requirement
based on the judge's personal preference and twisted discretion.

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Wish this weren't happening.

17 hours ago

On August 8, 2012, an article on Above the Law notes the same judge in Connecticut
using the Quinnipiac Law School website to find a law student who "must be a dog
and cat lover" to watch her house for two weeks. If that's above the law, what do we
call the rest of the iceberg?
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19 hours ago

Does anyone else find it disturbing that the Liberti father from that horrific case now
has a supervised visitation company? I mean, beyond just not being qualified, how
does a litigant in a family court case where the judicial branch is under scrutiny for
contract and billing fraud, against whom there is evidence that he sexually assaulted
his child, come up with a business plan that REQUIRES contracts with the judicial
branch to obtain clientele?
Do you think he started this business only for the kickbacks through contract fraud, or
do you think he is also fishing for new victims in the pool of disadvantaged children he
will ostensibly be "serving"? The parents who would be ordered to use his services
are non-custodial, so how do they credibly report if they witness this guy doing
something creepy with their kids? Will a judge listen to someone they took custody
from?
What about custodial parents? If your ex is ordered to see your kids with an alleged
pedophile (knowing it was nothing more than the corrupt family court who prevented
the evidence that he raped his child from being investigated at all) as the supervisor,
would you feel safe?
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Will 17 hours ago

There was another "supervised visitation" company owned by a man using the
name "Nick Sarno". That wasn't his real name. He opened his business in a
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name "Nick Sarno". That wasn't his real name. He opened his business in a
lawyer's office - I think it was in Fairfield. That lawyer owned the supervised
visitation company. Total conflict of interest and nobody cared because he
kept that business for years. He didn't have any kind of education to work with
abused children and those are the cases he took. It's total chaos there. No
wonder Chief Executive rated Connecticut as the 44th Best State for Business
and Top Retirements listed it 9th in the list of Top 10 Worst places to retire.
Too bad too many the people there couldn't care less about what happens
there.
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Wish this weren't happening. 15 hours ago

The only purpose of Munro ordering supervised visitation is to put


money in pockets of her friends. Note the construction of the
supervised visitation orders she issues. The parent must have money to
pay the supervisor!! No poor people get ordered to supervised
visitation. They just get to visit. Munro specifies the provider of the
supervision. The price is left up to the supervising racketeer....it includes
Munro's kickback. These Munro specified supervisors have no training,
no license, maybe an AFCC membership card and charge more per
hour than a dentist. Great racket. Supervised by the racket Queen
herself.
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Ever notice how none of Munro's victims of supervised visitation


racket have been found to be 'unfit' parents? Munro's victims
are just fit parents with money and require paid supervision to
unburden their pockets and laden Munro's. It really is a racket.
The legislature has not passed any law on requirements for such
supervision. Just judicial choice to fleece parents and reward the
judge club. Perhaps Debra Fuller pays the judiciary committee to
look the other way. Fit parents with money need to pay to see
their own kids....nazi's could not come up with this.

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Will 18 hours ago

One cannot avoid the conjecture that the 'family' court is a strange attractor
which draws adults of perverted character to prey on children. Protected by
judges of the same twisted mental anomalies and perverted persuasions, it
must be a comforting place to find victims to abuse, thus satisfying the
perverted need of these sickos. Judges, lawyers, counselors, therapists,
guardians, clerks, all find common bond in the courthouse of their own
perversions. Looks like the predators are hiding in the light. Poor kids, did
nothing wrong in life other than to have a Connecticut address.
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Doyle 17 hours ago

Truth be told, Munro's husband has a strange drive to draw spirals on


the ground in grandiose fashion. Something attributable to a cult or
ritualistic behavior sometimes associated with pedo's who need to
conduct ritual abuse of young boys for their so called cult, which is
often a psycho need of sexual perversion performed in groups.
Needless to say, there are groups within Connecticut Family Court.
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Adam 13 hours ago

Hi Adam,
I would like to ask that you and the other commenters please
respect Judge Munro's family's privacy and refrain from making
comments about them or the family members of anyone else
who was referenced in this article. To my knowledge, Judge
Munro's family is not involved with the AFCC or anything else
going on with the courts, and there is no evidence that I am
aware of that Judge Munro's family is involved with anything
perverted, illegal, or evil. There are many spirals around my
home (like in my rock garden) which have been placed there for
reasons that are all positive and have nothing to do with anything
dark. I'm actually more offended by flamingos and tacky
Christmas displays on people's lawns. In America, we are free to
worship and decorate our lawns as we please. The reason I
wrote this article was because I wanted to explain to leaders and
taxpayers where their money is going, and try to come up with
ways to improve the justice system and the way the courts do
business to protect vulnerable families. There are a lot of great
judges and people who work in the courts who are not involved
in anything improper, and those people just want to go to work,
do their jobs, and go home. I want those honest people to keep
working for the courts and improve their work environment. I
don't want anyone to say things out of spite, such as make false
allegations against innocent parties---especially because some
of those people may be victims themselves. People's religious
beliefs and families are way beyond the scope of the article
(insofar as they do not involve the AFCC or court businesses).
Thank you for respecting Judge Munro's family and leaving them
out of this. -Anne
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21 hours ago

Why was it so important for Judge Quinn to have three family court judges sitting on
the board of CT AFCC? Control of the money? The creation of the incorporated
chapter in Connecticut was all about money. The judicial department could host all the
seminars and lectures imaginable under its own training programs. But no, there had
to be a separate entity to take care of the money. Control of the money had to stay
under judicial thumb so three judges are put on the board to make sure the money is
funneled to the approved pockets. After all, the judicial department was contracting
with vendors, like AFCC, putting money on the table to be divided, shared, kicked
back, laundered, stolen and generally abused. Putting the judges on the board
ensured proper control of the spoils of justice.
Looks like Quinn had more to do with this then meets the eye. It was her nod of
approval that allowed this creation in the first place. Or who controls Quinn? Quinn
just another puppet whose strings are pulled by another dark force?
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Adam 19 hours ago

I think we have to look at AFCC as nothing more than the laundromat for the
judicial mafia. I have also found peripheral non-profits, such as the one owned
by Regina Barall (that's Mrs. Hebert Barall), that purports to be an art circle of
some kind, but it's entire budget from state money is designated to HER
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some kind, but it's entire budget from state money is designated to HER
salary. They have no other employees, no overhead or other business
expenses. And there is another she is on which lists as it's business address
on the SOTS file as the Milford courthouse.
I've found 990s for New Haven neighborhood mom-and-pop family services
non-profits, who sweetly and humbly ask for donations so they can better
serve the disadvantaged children of New Haven navigating through CSSD,
each with a yearly budget over $300 million. (That's not a typo.) I think that's a
hell of a bake sale. Their cookies must be amazing. Oh, and they subcontract
with the judicial branch.
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a day ago

Governor Malloy sits by an allows a foreign organization to penetrate and manipulate a


branch of Connecticut government? He is just unaware? He appoints judges but turns
a blind eye to the internal misconduct of the court? He allows the Secretary of State to
turn a blind eye to fraudulent filings by the judges themselves? Judges Quinn,
Wetstone, Adelman and Munro blatantly betraying public trust and undermining
confidence in the judiciary, yet Malloy does nothing? Corruption in the judiciary all the
way up to Chase Rogers on the Supreme Court, but not so much as a press release?
An investigation? Hearings?
Very telling to see that the Governor himself is involved in this misconduct. The
Connecticut Democrats have a machine that runs on money. To get money, Malloy
has to allow behavior that generates money for the wheels of the machine that put his
corrupt butt in office. He keeps his mouth shut, lets the machine grind away, he gets
paid to let the system victimize the citizens for whom he pretends to govern. Nothing
about governance, all about money. Grinding up families, abusing kids, victimizing
innocent citizens to produce money for the machine is all the justification required.
Connecticut is simply unable to govern itself in the manner expected by the people of
this country.
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2 days ago

A very positive result of the exposure of these facts is that we are getting way past the
engineered gender war. The courts have used the relatively small number of genuine
sociopath litigants to fabricate or exploit general mistrust in the opposite gender by
otherwise perfectly good people, and then, hidden as benefactors, profited from the
ensuing fights. I'm so glad that the information coming out is having the effect of
shifting the lines of polarization from men vs women to decent humans vs sociopaths.
This is a great thing! Shining a bright light on the rats in the shadows is the path
toward stopping them.
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Gael 2 days ago

Fair points, both of you, Dan and Espo. Honestly I can't think of what to
compare them to that wouldn't insult the animal/insect/thing Court whores
really are a breed of disgusting unto themselves.
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Whores of the Court is a very descriptive book on how miscreants profit


from the dysfunctional court system. But it only works when the grande
dame whore on the bench supports it for her personal financial gain.
After all the queen who sits atop the bench is augmenting her state
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After all the queen who sits atop the bench is augmenting her state
income as well.
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Gael 2 days ago

Interesting comment, but you insult the rats in your comparison.


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Dan 2 days ago

Don't you mean cockroaches? Bright light and cockroaches, like Munro
is a cockroach.
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2 days ago

Happy AFCC Conference Week. Judge Munro and her pet psycho nut Sidney
Horowitz are attending together to expulse their virtuous best practices of the corrupt
family court of Connecticut. Upon their return, poor Sidney will soon be explaining his
perjury in the court of his fiscal sponsor Munro herself. Seems these two can't be in
the same court room without violating oaths and Canon at the same time. Perhaps
karma just took a while to catch up. Quite fitting that Lynda was witness to Sidney's
perjury, which will upset her draconian rulings and give her a fine send off to
retirement to live in grief and guilt of what she has done with her so called
'professional' career. Perhaps her own prison of growing old living in one's own
shame is the fitting reward for her own twisted opinion of justice and child abuse.
Maybe her dogs will still take her for walks, as long as they don't realize who she really
is on the inside.
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3 days ago

Nice way to cycle federal money into Connecticut players' pockets. Have a
conference, sell expensive tickets, make all the court employees attend, make it a
training day and pay for it with the federal grant money meant to improve the
courts.....great scam. Now how exactly were the courts improved? Quinnipiac pockets
some fees, books get sold, some psycho babble nut from a southern university
pretends to be focus of conference, he gets paid, but where did the rest of the money
go??
Looks like the new custody laws will be determined by this group. No need for
representatives of the people, Deb Fuller will tell the judiciary all the new laws that
Munro needs to keep up the tyranny and money flow of divorce court. Cause she
can't make it simple otherwise her lawyer friends would have to get real jobs, instead
of raiding college savings plans and trust accounts to allow the court to make that all
important custody decision.
Ever notice how the poor people in Munro's court never need a GAL to spend $100k
along with psychologists to collect another $100k? Just the people with money need
these services. Connect the dots, Munro is the money laundering machine.
Corrupticut.....learn to spell it.
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3 days ago

So these smart, overworked, underpaid misfit judges have enough time on their hands
and such open calendars that they have time for this extracurricular boardsmanship of
AFCC activities?? Case load is huge, backlog is unmanageable, appeals everywhere,
status conferences, hearings, two months between hearings, extended delays in
issuing decisions....every element of how not to run a court is the norm in family
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issuing decisions....every element of how not to run a court is the norm in family
division....but there is plenty of time and money to arrange conferences, collect
money, send invitations, go to board meetings, play games and generally neglect the
duty of the office of judge??
Obviously there is problem with Barbara Quinn's management skills if she allows all
this to happen while blowing taxpayer money on AFCC activities. Time to discharge a
few judges along with their accompanying arrogance and inefficiencies?
When will someone take note and do their job in Connecticut? The governor? He paid
off too? Or maybe Munro gave him a free ticket to the conference???
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Carl 2 days ago

I suspect the governor is high up in this scam. He appointed Maureen Murphy


to the bench after extensive public testimony about her crimes as GAL against
a little boy. (Her fraudulent bills were also made public in a past news article.)
She was confirmed as a judge instead of reviewed. Malloy had an agenda for
that.
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3 days ago

Has anyone asked why the judges are approving invoices? What statutory authority
does a judge have to spend money at will on private litigation? Why does the taxpayer
get soaked because two people want a divorce? Does not benefit the public, not
required by law to get a divorce, what is the scam here? Judge gets all worried and
confused so has to dip into taxpayers' pocket, scoop out a big chunk of change and
put it in pocket of Robson, Horowitz, Krieger, Adamokas or other 'friends' of the judge
and fellow AFCC members? The Legislature and Governor Malloy must be in on
it.....otherwise they would be most upset to be cut out of such a lucrative scheme.
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3 days ago

Ever wonder how Munro and Wetstone know to appoint an expert like Sidney
Horowitz?? There is no contract with Sidney. No one in the State has vetted him nor
has he ever bid his services.
The judges know him through AFCC. He gets a ridiculous amount of work directly
from the judges. Their own personal slush fund to pay for the mutual admiration.
Now why would a judge pay Sidney $350 an hour from taxpayer's pockets if she was
not getting a piece of it as a kickback?
Look at the distribution of the appointments across all the available providers. The
judicial favorites have the lion's share of the largesse.
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4 days ago

Thanks for this article....The AFCC the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is
celebrating it's 50th anniversary. We view this organization as a place Judges, lawyers
and hired third party experts (mostly therapists) can mix and form alliances. The
Courts act as hiring agencies for these third parties and force litigants involved in
contested child custody disputes to submit to their investigations and to pay them.
Most of these highly contested cases stem from domestic violence. A single litigant
with a single children could be forced by the Court to pay a number of experts.
Problem is, too many of these experts churn cases and do not act in ways to protect
children but in ways to keep the money coming into their own pockets.... If they made
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children but in ways to keep the money coming into their own pockets.... If they made
the right recommendations to place children with the safe, fit parent, their paychecks
would go away. Often times parents are driven into poverty by such Court actions...
and then the taxpayer foots the bill... it represents Billions of dollars a year. It's an
industry... the child custody industry and AFCC built it and supports it all the way. It
represents an untold transfer of American wealth and tax payer money into the hands
of hacks.
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Malinda Sherwyn 4 days ago

Yes, the AFCC 50th conference, where judges and court administrators (like
Judge Munro) will come together with the court appointed professionals who
appear before them (like Dr. Horowitz) to present pro-AFCC [pro-offender]
policy initiatives that will be publicly funded with the victim's tax dollars. Recall
that the state probably has an obligation not to use illegally operating vendors.
According to Marvin Bryer and InTouch magazine, the AFCC was originally
founded by corrupt LA County judges and court administrators who operated
the AFCC from their courtrooms to rig family court cases. I'm not sure why
California parents haven't gone to to the AG's website, gotten a copy of the
organization's articles of incorporation and tax docs which would show which
judges and court admins are involved and where they get their funding. I don't
know why they haven't gotten copies of the AFCC's vendor payments from the
State and the county and blasted this stuff all over the place. Because what
they are doing is not just unethical, it could be illegal.
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How lawyers, judges, and the third party Minor's Counsels, Evaluators,
Parenting Coaches, Anger Management therapists, niche lawyers and
therapist of every kind... can sit in those meetings, parties and Bar
Association gatherings, rubbing elbows, having ExParte communication
and training sessions on each others methods, as pro per litigants lose
their homes, medical care and every cent of their money to meet Court
orders to pay to these people, is beyond the pale. The children get
caught up in this system and are placed in the hands of named abusers
with histories of broken court orders, failure to support their children,
violence, drug/alcohol/sexual abuse, and the worst cases result in the
molestations and deaths of domestic violence victims and their children
who were forced into shared custody with their abusers. The system
works well for designers... if fails children.
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The problem is that the court's programs often will only get paid
by the feds or the state if they show the offender has been
"rehabilitated" and arbitrarily increase the offender's time with
the child victim. How do the programs manage this fete? They
give custody of the victim to the perp, which silences the
victim's ability to report the violent criminal acts against them.
But the bigger picture that people need to understand about this
article is that CLERKS and COURT ADMINISTRATORS are very
powerful people, and they are running these programs. I'm not
so sure we can place the whole blame on Judge Munro because
AFCC leaders and judicial branch employees Grant, Salius,
Kulak, and Giovannucci who oversee and engineer the AFCC
programs at their day jobs with the court have been at their
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Judicial Branch jobs a lot longer than any of these judges have
been on the bench. While there is no proof to say that this is the
case, it certainly raises the question over whether these court
administrators would retaliate professionally against judges who
did not buy into the whole AFCC game? What happens to
judges who object to the conflicts of interest between the family
court's contractors and staff? Surely this journalist is not the only
one who has seen it? Why aren't other court employees filing
whistle blower complaints with the ethics commission or the
judicial review commission? Families who enter these court
programs are considered "research subjects" by the AFCC but
the victims aren't protected properly if so many fit, loving
parents are losing custody to abusers and offenders. Do you
think parents in other states have filed complaints against the
AFCC with the ethics commission in their states?
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4 days ago

OMG~~If I had money to fight these CRIMINALS! My BANKSTER ex-husband walked


away free and clear because of HARTFORD, CT FAMILY SERVICES workers along
with Judge Avery-Wetstone--Stephen Grant, Mr Carbone, and another Family services
manager i cant recall her name right now--but I took my last money to get to CT court
from out of the country for a SIMPLE INCOME VERIFICATION on the ex husband-which means he has to bring his tax returns and income sheet to court to see if he
needs to be paying more child support---LONG STORY SHORT--WE GOT
SCREWED--NADA NOTHING even though he was paying support on a salary of
100,000 from 8 yrs ago and he was NOW EARNING 700,000 A YEAR--$7,500 a WEEK
CLEAR and his child support for 3 children had been 500 a week now he was making
SEVEN TIMES MORE money YET WALKED AWAY VICTORIOUS!!! YES STEALING
MONEY FROM CHILDREN!! FKKING PIGS!
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4 days ago

Why is the media and the Connecticut legislature stone walling this story? If you have
judicial branch administrators skirting State contract laws, that means Horowitz, the
CT Resources Group, and all the other similarly situated uncontracted vendors do not
get audited, they are not bound by rate agreements, they have not signed any of the
State's equal access mandates, they are not required to protect their "research
subjects." If we have State vendors who don't have contracts and are billing the state
at outrageous rates and destroying families, it's time for the legislature to overhaul the
Judicial Branch's administrative contracting protocols to protect consumers. Because
in the end, none of these pilot programs are justifiable and the money is not going to
families, it's going to court cronies to create more litigation at the taxpayer's expense.
In this case, the companies aren't even bothering to register with the State and pay for
the privilege of doing business in CT before they go targeting consumers. For the
Secretary of State to say they can't do anything to shut this racket down is rediculous.
The Secretary has many tools at her disposal that could be used to stop the AFCC
and the CT Chapter of the AFCC from doing business in the state until the
investigation into their possibly illicit activities is resolved. CT taxpayers work hard for
their money and pay their fair share for the benefits of living in CT, so why does the
State give a free pass to the AFCC and the CT Chapter of the AFCC? What bank
accounts have these groups been using all this time and does the IRS and the CT
Revenue Service have anything to say? Legislature, anyone?
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Slabach 3 days ago

The media in Connecticut? Why should they seek to expose the corruption of
the judiciary? That is not news for the sheeple of the state. The government
and its cronies will just devour the taxpayers' money with impunity. The people
have no recourse. The legislature is bought and paid for in the same manner as
the judges. Everyone has to pass the money to friends to keep the game going.
Citizens do not matter so there is no reason to cover the story.
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4 days ago

Connecticut is run by a government of the privileged, by the privileged and for the
privileged. People nor kids matter to the judicial branch of privileged government. Just
another way to funnel money to the pockets of privileged persons. Quinn, Munro,
Wetstone, Adelman and all those appointed by the privileged over them, do not care
one bit, nor do they find their own behavior questionable. They are the untouchables
and the people are their victims. Nothing will be done to rectify this matter. Just
another example of how Connecticut populace cannot form a proper government nor
enforce its own laws. Yes, you are little people and do not matter.
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5 days ago

In my case two commissioners pass my case among each other mediator lawyers
evlolutor and pass it to da ! Marin family court is organized crminals they all profit
when mother and children lose !! If someone take my case they hit jackpots ! I have
terasqrbits sick commissione is in constant !! If one person only one will set us free !!
Nazis Marin family court robbed us !! Do hear me !
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5 days ago

Did u know Nazis Marin family court give our children to rapist fugitives Crminal like
themselves did know that Hitler did everything leagly ??
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Natzi Marin family court robbed us


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5 days ago

How did the trifecta of judicial stupidity come to the conclusion that CT AFCC was
non profit. The proper IRS approval has not been obtained?
So who has all the money collected from the conference? In a bank account with a
proper TIN or in someone's pocket ?
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6 days ago

A Judge involved in the corruption in the above article is also one of the same corrupt
Judges in the Middletown Family Court being sued in the article attached.
CONNECTICUT WOMEN FILES
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR
FEDERAL CIVIL SUIT
Constitutional Rights Violated! Religious Discrimination!
A Connecticut woman, Andrea Cota Eigner files a multi-million dollar lawsuit for
Religious Discrimination, a Violation of The United States Constitution. The Claim also
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includes Parental Alienation and Multiple Damages inflicted on all victims involved.
The claim has been placed on The State of Connecticut, 3 Family Court Judges, 2
Lawyers, a Doctor, and a Social Worker Company. Andrea was victimized and her
rights were violated by the Middletown Family Court System in the attack on her
Christian Catholic Religion and against her, in the taking of her son in Sept. 2008
through an immediate exparte motion. Her son was age 7 at the time, and is now age
12. Both have undergone countless inhumane treatments by the defendants in the
case. The father no longer wanted to pay child support and worked the system to find
a way to take the child from her, warning her just months before the exparte motion
was granted, he was going to stop paying her child support, and she would see soon
how he was going to do it. After her son was taken from her she was threatened to
sign her son over to the father by the GAL/attorney, in a small side room in the court
hall. After interrogating her 4 hours and attacking her Religious Beliefs the GAL
threatened her, saying, she would never see her son again and they would put her
away and drug her until she signed physical custody over to her son's father. On Oct.
5th 2009, during a long awaited hearing another Judge also denied Andrea of her
Constitutional Rights of Religious Freedom in the raising of her son in the Christian
Faith. The Judge took offense when she recited the Laws of the Constitutional Rights
regarding Religious Freedom and Discrimination. In the few years to follow she filed
several motions to fight this tyranny, and more Judges continued to violate these
Rights of The U.S. Constitution. In a recent hearing on Dec.17 2012, still yet another
Judge denied her of Religious Rights in raising of her son. He told her, you can only
see your son if you don't talk about God. She asked him if he realized he is in violation
of the Constitutional Rights, as the others involved in this case for 4 years were. His
reaction was not that of caring about The U.S. Constitution. On Dec.13th 2012,
Andrea filed a Motion with the Federal Court in Hartford Connecticut, to obtain a
Emergency Federal Relief Injunction, from conditions imposed by The State Court and
by Additional Defendants listed on Complaint, violating her Constitutional Rights of
Religious Freedom.
Religious Discrimination...
Middletown Ct. is just one of the many corrupt courts across America who are
trafficking children, for nothing other than money and power.
People in the United States need to become aware of the seriousness of this matter.
If you are a victim of Family Court Corruption you can reach out to others and help our
Nation by taking a stand in the fight to preserve Our Constitutional Rights.
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Andrea Cota 5 days ago

Name names. Who is GAL? Who is judge?


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Sec.
33-1012. Penalty for signing false document. A person
who signs or otherwise executes a document he knows is false in any material
respect with intent that the document be delivered to the Secretary of the
State for filing shall be subject to the penalty for false statement under
section 53a-157b.
Sec. 53a-157a. False statement in the first degree: Class D felony. (a) A person is
guilty of false statement in the first degree when he intentionally makes a false written
statement on a certified payroll submitted pursuant to section 31-53 which he does
not believe to be true and which statement is intended to mislead a contracting
authority or the labor commissioner in the exercise of his authority or the fulfillment
of his duties under chapter 557.
Persons convicted of Class D felony domestic violence will face a term of at least
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Persons convicted of Class D felony domestic violence will face a term of at least
three years but not more than 7 years.
An attempt to commit a Class C felony will result in a sentence enhancement of two to
8 years.
That means the judges and their cronies should do time in jail, for a class D Felony, by
signing a form, knowing it was false, and delivering it to the Secretary of the State.
Their rules should not exempt them from any wrong-doing; in fact, they should have
known what they were doing was illegal and unquestionable repulsive.
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6 days ago

Great article except where you bash Children's Rights as being pedophiles. The words
used sound just like those used to falsely accuse Dr. Richard Gardner so that the antifather feminists could get the theory of parental alienation syndrome thrown out. I am
just curious where you got that information that Children Rights are pedophiles?
Unless you have proof, that is a pretty big accusation to make.
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Joan 5 days ago

PAS wasn't thrown out. It was never once accepted by any credible
organization or review committee in the world of psychiatry or psychology.
That's a VERY different status than having been "thrown out", which implies
that at one time it was accepted. That simply never happened. No reputable
medical establishment would pathologize a legal defense tactic as a medical
condition.
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Historically, AFCC and the Children's Rights Council, originally known as the
National Council for Children's Rights, have been very much cross affiliated. All
the biggies of the pro-incest/pro-pedophile/"false memory" agenda embedded
into the so-called fathers rights movement, have all been connected to CRC:
Warren Farrell, Richard Gardner, John Money, Ralph Underwager (and his wife
Hollida Wakefield).
This is not a matter of man-hating radical feminists, but of sociopathic, violent
and sexually perverted men embedding their disgusting agenda into public
policy, law and family court proceedings specifically through the crooked
lawyers, custody evaluators and other court-related "psychos" connected to
the AFCC. (That is because no LEGITIMATE legal, law enforcement, nor mental
health professionals would ever buy into this disgusting, fabricated garbage.)
Gardner not only misrepresented his credentials -- he was an unpaid volunteer
at Columbia University -- but ultimately killed himself with a butcher knife
having been exposed as a pervert and a fraud. Originally he crafted PAS, using
a bunch of psychobabble bulls**t, as a legal defense of child molesters.
Dr. Dick was a frequent presenter at CRC, teaching AFCC "professionals" how
to use PAS custody switching methods with a dual purpose:
1) To embed a misogynist, pro-abuser, pro-pedophile agenda into our criminal
justice system, so that A. ANY abusive, sexually perverted, or otherwise
deviant man could avoid criminal prosecution and child support obligations,
and could gain physical and legal control of his victims, and B. Any woman
trying to escape abuse, trying to stop an abusive husband/father, and/or trying
to protect herself and her children would not only be labeled a liar, an alienator,
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to protect herself and her children would not only be labeled a liar, an alienator,
and a nutcase, but she (and the children) could be punished not only via
financial sanctions and loss of custody, but in mental institutions and jails.
2) To capture government grants and other funding to establish supervision
and child transfer centers, both directly through CRC and other court-related
AND private centers established by AFCC affilates around the country (and the
world).
In fact, in articles I've written over 10 years ago, I've outlined how and why
AFCC and CRC are affiliated, and how all of the AFCC spin off groups -primarily through Grande Madames Kelly (CRC affilliated) and Wallerstein (now
deceased, but formerly a CRC adviser) -- have spawned groups like the
Northern California Task Force on the Alienated Child, which use PAS
methods, especially court-ordered "Threat Therapy" to establish custody
switching programs not only in this country, but around the world.
The AFCC child trafficking "ring" has been getting away with murder -- literally
-- for far too long. These folks not only need to be exposed and stopped in CT,
and in CA where PAS perversion and fund diversion is deeply embedded into
Conciliation Court Law, but EVERYWHERE. Not only does AFCC need to be
disbanded, but every single professional connected to every single deliberately
mishandled case needs to be criminally prosecuted.
I also call upon legitimate court activists to look at Resolution 2466, which was
unanimously adopted by the Town Council of Fairfax, CA in 2006. If we all work
together, we can get this reworked into both state and federal legislation, to
put an end to this travesty of justice once and for
all.http://www(dot)nafcj(dot)net/fairfax(dot)htm
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No one said anything about Children's Rights, inc. because that corporation
has nothing to do with this story. It was the Children's Rights Council (CRC)
who the author referred to. If you click on the hyperlink that says "cross
affiliated" you will come to a report by NAFCJ which states that "they are also
affiliated with published incest promoters - Gardner, Underwager and Farrell.
(See Section on Published Pedophile Advocates)" Even if you don't count
Gardner as a pedophile advocate (creator of PAS, Gardner: Older children
may be helped to appreciate that sexual
encounters between an adult and a child are not universally considered to be
reprehensible acts. The child might
be told about other societies in which such behavior was and is considered
normal. The child might be helped to appreciate the wisdom of
Shakespeare's Hamlet, who said, "Nothing's either good or bad, but
thinking makes it so."Gardner, R.A. (1992). True
and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative
Therapeutics.(p. 549)
CRC board members have included:
(1) Warren Farrell, who published his
"research" in Penthouse Magazine ("Incest: The Last Taboo" by Philip Nobile)
promoting incest and glorifying family sex and fathers having sex with their
children.
(2) Ralph Underwager: "Paedophiles can boldly and courageously affirm what
they choose. They can say that what they want is to find the best way to love. .
. . Paedophiles can make the assertion that the pursuit of intimacy and love is
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. . Paedophiles can make the assertion that the pursuit of intimacy and love is
what they choose. With boldness they can say, "I believe this is in fact part of
God's will." --Dr. Ralph Underwager in this interview with Paidika,
a European pro-pedophile publication.
(3) John Money: NAMBLAphile led experiments that involved giving elective
sex change operations to baby boys to turn them into little girls. The subjects
committed suicide. "If I were to see the case of a boy aged ten or eleven
who's intensely erotically attracted toward a man in his twenties or thirties,
if the relationship is totally mutual, and the bonding is genuinely totally
mutual, then I would not call it pathological in any way."
- John Money, Professor
Emeritus of Medical Psychology, Johns
Hopkins University, in an interview in Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia,
spring 1991
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CRC's parenting advisor is Warren Farrell, who just happens to have given
extensive detailed interviews about his positive opinions of father-daughter
sexual relations. Richard Garnder was a flaming pro-pedophile who could
barely contain himself from advocating for fathers' rights to access their
victims. You can say all you want that they are upstanding people, but it
doesn't make it true. Their own words speak the truth of what they are.
And please, do your own homework.
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7 days ago

If this incredible lack of judicial judgment of this trio is so grotesque, how can these so
called judges be allowed to make 'discretionary' decisions about children??
Anyone looking out for the kids?? The omnipotence of arrogance is quite obvious.
Why has nothing been done by Chase Rogers, Chief Supreme Court Justice?? As
Rogers was a family court judge, is she part of it too??
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7 days ago

Confidence in the judiciary?? How does this behavior of four judges, internal legal
advisors and other state employees show anything else other than systematic
corruption and abuse of public trust???
This is just a singular, abnormal event? Everything else is just fine, it was just three
judges who went 'rogue' with approval of Judge Quinn?
Unbelievable. Judicial tyranny.
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7 days ago

Judges in Connecticut have so little work to do in the courtroom that they need to
create new corporations with judicial employees and run conferences, charge
attendance fees, shut down the people's courts and do it all with the people's
money??
This is worthy of public trust, why exactly??
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I actually don't know where to start. Okay, locally--Jessica Pearson who founded this
"international trade non-profit business" in 1982 also authored a study of child support
and visitation of several hundred families in Jefferson and El Paso Counties, Colorado.
The results were that the phone calls and individual meetings with non-custodial
parents had a slight impact on child support. There was NO documentation or
evidence gathering for a single non-custodial MOTHER. This study cost taxpayers
thousands of dollars and is most significant for what it did not include.
Next, what does a trade organization do? From what I can see they trade children
between parents, and they trade children between their biological parents and paid
state employees. This group also trains court personnel on how to TRADE children for
profit. We have a trade organization in Colorado called Family Tree and its affiliate, the
Karlis Center. It receives lots of referrals from judges. I have looked at their boards of
directors and I invite others to do the same. I do know that our CASA board of
directors has many court officials on it. That is an obvious conflict of interest. Even the
superintendent of schools is on the CASA board. The problem here is that school
district attorneys tell school personnel not to listen to children who have parents in
custody litigation. It seems like the children don't know what is happening to them,
and cannot be trusted to report it because of parental alienation. The strangest part of
this is that even the supervised visitation centers can be prohibited from testifying too.
What is a child to do?
I also did not realize that it is the judges who authorize payments. So there are certain
"doctors" such as child-family investigators, sexual abuse perpetrator therapists, and
sexual abuse victim therapists who are getting a lot of business from certain judges?
And the judges sit on the board of directors? Ooh that sounds so dirty.
Did you notice how this made it to the Judicial Ethics Commission? The dad and his
ex-wife and her attorney pulled together. Why didn't they do that in 2007? The answer
is they had to pay their dues first, probably several hundred thousand dollars. I need
to read the article several more times. It has so much information about how
incestuous the non-profits are with the courts that even Child Welfare Departments
would be confused.
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7 days ago

What? DOJ investigate rights abuse? Corruption? Protect little people? Ensure honest
courts? Not in Connecticut. Does not happen. Too many lawyers are making too
much money. DOJ and attorney general are part of the problem. They are lawyers too.
It is about protecting the turf. Insurance on the business. Big cuts for big fish. Just
follow the money!!!!!
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NAFCJ has been calling for investigation into the cross-affiliated AFCC and
CRC since the 1990s. We have gotten some legislators to attempt to look into
it. But the corruption is so rampant, and so many have a vested interest in
covering up, that the investigations haven't gotten anywhere. You can't expect
the problem to solve the problem, sigh.
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7 days ago

While the Committee on Judicial Ethics clearly understands that it is their job to
protect litigants and consumers, the Judicial Review Commission which is in charge of
doling out sanctions for misconduct has not gotten that message. Over the past
twenty years, the Judicial Review Commission has only held a dozen hearings to
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twenty years, the Judicial Review Commission has only held a dozen hearings to
sanction judges, rarely removing them. They should be renamed the Judicial
Protection Commission because they dismiss everyone's complaints about family
court judges as sour grapes, then allow bad judges to place children in dangerous and
lethal situations. My guess is that once again, the judicial branch will protect their
investment in the AFCC and retaliate. At the end of the day, judges who issue predetermined orders based on their personal financial interests instead of the facts and
evidence presented at a fair hearing are not judging anything, they are trafficking.
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Debbie Carroll

Litigation Industry Consumer 7 days ago

In Colorado, the Co-Director of the State Judicial Review Board is also on the
board of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), the City of Lakewood
Municipal Court Judicial Review Board, Exempla Hospital Board of Directors
and several other boards. Welcome to Colorado, the home of Larimer County
where Tim Masters has been awarded $10 million dollars for false conviction
and Stacy Lynne has lost her son because she is researching city and county
corruption, and Jefferson County where the Director of Human Services
speaks at Harvard University to talk about how to dot all i's and cross all t's
when taking children from protective parents.
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7 days ago

PAS- Parental Alienation Syndrome is now in the DSM-5. The GAL's and AMC's all
have a rackteering device ongoing with the family courts with handling of such cases
of children...When in fact I notice may flaws and inconsistencies in my own case and
while reviewing many other colleagues cases in CT. The Judges should be following
the rules and they have NOT. There is a forum coming up for parents (meet and greet)
who have been dupted by the system on June 1 in Waterbury at the bookstore. please
email me for details: ctparents@mail.com
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Jonathan S. Tuttle

'US Concerned Parents' group 6 days ago

PAS is not in the DSM 5


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Vicki Allen O'Malley

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7 days ago

Wouldn't this be a criminal act worthy o Fbi and DOJ investigation? Surly if a sharp
investigative journalist can uncover the corruption the FBI and DOJ with
massive.resources should uncover more criminal activity. Thus prosecute the bad
actors.
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Vicki Allen O'Malley 7 days ago

I have been demanding a Federal and State Grand Jury investigation into
massive govt. corruption- including the CT Chief State Attorney and Attorney
General for several plus years!!! The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice
Department has recieved many requests, along with Inspector General's of 3
Federal agencies- with even CT Senator Blumenthal, Murphy, and
Congresswoman Esty in full knowledge, along with the Governor, City of
Torrington Mayor and Chief of Police, and THE PRESIDENT!!!! Read all about
me by googling my name and read my public face book page notes. I have a
motion pending in Bantam Superior Court- for at least 1/2 dozen times I have
pleaded with Superior Court Judges for my simple fundamental right to be
heard! I have massive evidence- NO competent or non corrupt judge or state
attorney to process the forced upon law suit!!! Criminal negligence and
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attorney to process the forced upon law suit!!! Criminal negligence and
malfeacance!!!
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7 days ago

A corporation formed a week before a AFCC conference at Quinniapac where Munro


is a professor and where AFCC members train lawyers at Munro's direction with
donate funds from the trainers so the trainees know who is in charge? Has anyone
traced the money? Why do the judges give their AFCC compatriots so much work and
lavish payments if the AFCC directors get nothing??? The judges are not getting any
reward for this extracurricular unethical activity? Munro, Adelman and Wetstone are
directors of AFCC why exactly???
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Spock

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7 days ago

How arrogant that these three family court judges sit on the board of an organization
that is nothing more than a trade union of all players in family court, then someone
asks if it is ok, the judges say yes it is fine, but then the ethics committee says it
violates the published rules?? What tyranny is this? There are judges on the ethics
committee. What is wrong with Quinn, Munro, Wetstone and Adelman?? They got
caught? Can't spell ethics? Should not be judges in the first place. Serious
explanations required!!!
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Bastet

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7 days ago

Wow! This is truly amazing stuff and it's going on all over the US. Take away judicial
immunity! Treat these people like the crooks they are instead of rewarding them.
"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely" ~John DalbergActon
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an Anne fan

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7 days ago

Finally, someone is exposing these wicked criminals. They've created problems so


they can get paid to provide the solution. Oldest trick in the book.
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7 days ago

AFCC is training and certifying GALs when the AFCC is not even registered with IRS.
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someone

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7 days ago

Real business's are mandated to follow all regulations, except the courts themselves.
There should be an audit to all courts across the nation as business as usual is not
business as usual for the judges that play with the law and do as they can get away
with, because they are known to NOT have accountability.
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7 days ago

And all that questionable activity was done with the blessing of Barbara Quinn the
chief court administrator. Overseen by Chase Rogers Chief Justice of state Supreme
Court. Steeple of Connecticut are blind.
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7 days ago

It should be noted - every AMC/GAL in the state is "trained" and "certified" by the
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It should be noted - every AMC/GAL in the state is "trained" and "certified" by the
people who run the AFCC in the State of Connecticut.
One of the training classes is "How to Get Paid." This class is taught by a noted GAL
in the Hartford "Family" Court system who teaches "certified GALs" how to place liens
on parent's homes and property, how to ask the judges to liquidate parent's
retirement accounts, how to ask judges to liquidate children's college funds, and to
remember that GAL's fees can't be discharged - even in bankruptcy, and to remember
that they will all be paid by the judges - even ahead of child support. No surprise that
most family court judges used to be GALs and this is how they made their personal
fortunes.
And keep in mind - all of this is done "in the best interests of the children" as these
GALs almost never actually meet with them while billing tens of thousands of dollars
and driving parents in financial ruin for no good reason and for no actual benefit to
anyone.
Does anyone reading this agree that any of the above is in the actual "best interests of
children"? Or is it solely in the best interests of those elite and untouchable few who
personally profit from all of this - at the expense of children and families.
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Peter T Szymonik 4 days ago

Peter, I don't understand how these GAL's are still in business and the
legislature hasn't taken away their $$$ or their immunity?!? What interest does
the court have in using state money to give judges the day off to pay a private
corporation to have the judges who own it train themselves and the private
attorneys who can't get hearings that day for their clients in crisis? Would it
make the corporation look bad if these AFCC judges sanctioned a GAL who
was trained by AFCC members on an AFCC curriculum? Where is all this
money going? Has anyone filed complaints?
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7 days ago

Wow! I wonder if Ms. Stevenson would be willing to publish her findings on Hennepin
County, Minnesota and perhaps go state to state. If everyone starts taking on each
state in their various areas of expertise we can all come together and nail these
corrupt officials!
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7 days ago

I think a personal, business,state and federal audit is in order at this time for these
AFCC members/Judges.
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Catharine Sloper

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7 days ago

What I want to know is when will the State of Connecticut take some responsibility for
holding their own judicial branch responsible for their actions. It seems as if the judges
have carte blanche to commit ongoing wrongdoing right out there where everyone can
see it, but the State is unwilling to do anything about it. Then the CT Judicial Branch
complains that it doesn't receiving sufficient money from the State to conduct
business and begs taxpayers to pay more. Why? Aren't they getting sufficient money
bilking unfortunate litigants to the tune of millions of dollars, denying good parents
access to their children, destroying families and spreading misery everywhere their
dirty hands can reach? Enough is enough! This news became available showing the
improper relationships between judges and this particular vendor, the AFCC, and at
the last Judicial Ethics Committee meeting all they had to discuss was some gift to a
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the last Judicial Ethics Committee meeting all they had to discuss was some gift to a
judge under $250 for a half hour before they cut the meeting short because members
of the public attended? How fast can I say this judicial system is full of corrupt
individuals who are exchanging favors and money, enriching one another at the
expense of unfortunate litigants who lose everything they have to these corrupt judicial
employees. How about someone, the Governor, the members of the Judiciary
Committee, someone stepping up to the plate and doing something about this
travesty. Meanwhile, good parents such as Paul Boyne and his children continue to
suffer needlessly.
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Skippy Peanutbutter

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7 days ago

Thankfully someone is bringing this money scam to light!! I hope this ties in with your
other articles about federal funding! Excellent!
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