Mrs. Mickman fears judicial and court retaliation for sharing her story with the Gazette, but feels she is simply out of options. While she and her children once lived a very comfortable upper-class lifestyle, she is now left financially devastated as a result of her decade-long legal horror story.
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Federal Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced former sole Lackawanna County Guardian ad Litem Danielle Ross to 12 months jail time and ordered restitution of $63,124 in his Wilkes-Barre courtroom on April 16. “I must impose just punishment and it must be a deterrent for others from committing a similar crime,” said Caputo. Ross pled guilty last December to attempted income tax evasion.
Longtime judicial reform advocate Ron Shegda, of Northampton County, joined Libertarian Lou and Tea Party Mike on a February Sanity Check radio show broadcast. Here are some of his comments.
As the Custody for Cash saga continues and new information is brought forth, the Independent Gazette has discovered yet another issue worth investigating within the family court system. According to several sources, docket listings — and even entire dockets — are often incomplete or inaccurate. Items often vanish from the record, and even the records themselves seem to disappear.
Videos of some of the powerful presentations made at the Protecting Families in Memory of Senator Nancy Schaefer Rally for Judicial Reform and Social Justice.
When was the right to free speech, once protected by the First Amendment, declared illegal? When the courts decided what—where and when—could by spoken of or report on; that is when. When GAG ORDERS issued by courts against the press, litigants, professionals, and non-litigants became a popular form of intimidation; that is when. Judge for yourself whether or not this video needs to be removed.
Jurisprudence victims, court officers, police, lawyers, and civil employees will often come forward only under the protective cloak of anonymity, out of concern of retribution directed at themselves and their families from the powerful and well connected. Reports of bizarre behavior unbecoming of judges are kept under wraps, lest swift and damaging retaliation befall the whistleblower. Theirs is a legal system run afoul, where justice is often based not on facts, but on “who you know,” and delivered only to a select few, it would seem.
Congressional candidate (PA-11) Andy Ostrowski joins Lou and Mike to offer his valuable insights—as a practicing civil rights attorney and judicial reform advocate—into the dynamics that have led to developments such as Kids for Cash and Custody for Cash. In a word, the lawyers within the system have been “acculturated.” Ostrowski also discusses his bid to unseat Congressman Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania’s 11th District. One of Ostrowski’s campaign emphases: restoring the true meaning of the “consent of the governed.”
There have been many recent Emergent cases which were decided by the NJ Supreme Court which stayed incarnations issued by the lower courts in matters dealing with payment of alimony and/or child support and the associated arrears. In each case Emergent motions to the appellate courts were denied, but subsequently overturned by the NJ Supreme Court.