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Monday, February 18, 2008

Confessions of a New York Court Reporter, Part I (MORE, CLICK HERE)

Confessions of a New York Court Reporter, Part I
This is the first in a series of articles about court reporters and their experiences as guardians of the official transcripts of court-related proceedings.

Today’s troubling tale comes from a woman we’ll call Connie. Her accent accurately reflects where she was raised; she is a true “New Yorker.” Within the next few years, she plans to end her career as a New York State certified court reporter- a position she has held for more than fifteen years. It is a job, she says, that once made her proud.

“No more. Not for a long time, now,” she says, adding, “I’d like to cleanse my soul a bit at this point in my life.”

Re-Writing History

She doesn’t exactly remember the first time she heard that fateful phrase--words that now haunt her, “Clean up the record” - the ‘code’ that is used when judges, attorneys, fellow court workers- or anyone sufficiently connected- need to re-write history. While most people believe that “cleaning up the record” involves a court reporter’s correction of misspellings or double-checking for accuracy, Connie knows differently.

Over the last few years, according to Connie, the directive to alter official transcripts of court proceedings has become “more brazen and blunt.” About two years ago, Connie and a fellow reporter were alone finalizing transcripts in the room at the courthouse reserved for court reporters. Her always-smiling friend cheerfully answered the ringing telephone, and quickly responded to the caller, “…yes, this is she. Oh, hello Judge.” Then silence. There was no “good-bye,” just a long pause, followed by the slow sound of the receiver being placed back on its cradle.

“What was that about? Connie asked.” She was not shocked by her friend’s reply, “The judge said to ‘do something with the first 3 paragraphs of page 16.’ He said he ‘didn’t mean to say that.’” There was silence until another co-worker entered the room about an hour later.

I Am the Lord, Thy God

Connie says she is not alone, and virtually every court reporter she has ever known shares her mostly-silent sadness about the ‘darker side’ of their work to theoretically create an honest and official written record of court related proceedings. “I can honestly say that I am ashamed to have witnessed, and yes- participated, in wrongful conduct concerning official court transcripts,” she says. And after a long pause, she adds, “But you learn to justify things, I guess.”

Early on in her career, Connie was like most court employees: respectful and outright- admiring of the many men and women judges for whom she worked. One attorney, who asked that his name not be used, knows what Connie is talking about, “The judges are gods, higher than kings- they are the boss, your boss. You do what they say- period, end of story. If you want to survive, and keep your job, you do what the boss- or those acting on his or her behalf- says.”

Blind Administrative Oversight

Connie tells the story of a court reporter that once complained to the Administrative Judge that she was getting pressured to improperly alter transcripts. The woman told Connie that the Administrative Judge, and who is supposed to oversee the operations of the courthouse, advised her that, “You know, everyone makes mistakes. Maybe you made mistakes- you’re human. Maybe you should just do what you are told to do.” That reporter was transferred to another courthouse a few weeks later.

Only on rare occasions did Connie ever openly voice her discomfort with what she describes as “the widespread practice of altering court transcripts.” She once vented to the family friend who had been instrumental in securing Connie’s first job at a “good” courthouse. Since childhood, Connie had always referred to this woman as her “aunt” - a “proper women” who actively mingled with lawyers and judges in “equestrian and politically connected circles.”

Upon hearing Connie’s dismay over what she believed to be no real regard for the integrity of official court transcripts, her aunt paused briefly and said, “Play the game, my dear. The ‘whips’ of New York’s judiciary are always victorious.”

Connie, a bit stunned, got the message and had understood the “whips” reference. In equestrian parlance, ”Whips” are staff members who assist the huntsman and who make sure the hounds “do right.” “I then realized that I was merely a well-paid, court reporting ‘hound’ under the direction of the court-administrative huntsmen to ‘do right’ for the judges and their connected friends.”

“Officers” of the Court

“Before fully getting the message, an attorney usually only has to hear one time that transcripts are ‘missing’ or that there were ‘technical difficulties,’” says Connie, adding, “Someone will quickly explain official court transcript reality to this naive counselor.” Connie says that any lawyer who makes a big fuss about transcripts is quickly labeled a troublemaker, and that they will soon learn how severe the consequences can be. Connie says, “Most people don’t realize that being an ‘officer of the court’ means ‘unquestioned obedience’- or else. ”

“A courthouse ‘cold shoulder’ can have serious consequences,” says the attorney. “Word travels pretty quickly in the halls of justice which can, not coincidentally, result in a string of ‘bad’ rulings that can literally ruin your legal practice. And if you don’t get that message you will quickly become a ‘target’ of the entire court system.” He explains that to mean that one’s legal career just may soon come to an end.

If It Pleases The Court

Well, it better. For Connie, the turning point came- from the once “dark inside court secret” to the current brazen manipulation of official transcripts- while she was assigned to a judge known to have “liquid lunches.” At the conclusion of the morning court session, and while still on the record and in open court, the judge told Connie to, “Be ready, you’ll have a lot of cleaning up to do this afternoon after lunch.” While the court officer, court clerk and law secretary enjoyed a hearty laugh, Connie got the message that the court transcript- true or false- should only portray the judge in a “good light.” The lawyer says that it’s common knowledge that court transcripts are routinely altered. “And we’re not just talking about adjusting ‘ums’ and ‘ahs,’” he says.

“That’s what it’s about now. Don’t’ make the judge look bad- ever- and make whatever other changes to the transcript that you are told to make- without comment, “ says Connie. Last month, Connie entered a judge’s elevator where a judge, another reporter and two “favored courthouse attorneys” were finishing a spirited conversation. The court reporter turned from one of the lawyers and addressed the judge, “Do you want me to change it?”

Connie is “very mindful,” as she describes it, of New York court reporter Maurice Schwartzberg’s questioning by the Commission on Judicial Conduct about 2 years ago when he was forced to admit that he had been directed to change official court transcripts. “One of these days, they’re going to make an example out of someone. And I don’t want that person to be me.”

Coming soon in Confessions of a Court Reporter: Connie’s suggestions and solutions; Connie’s fight over the word “not” and more stories from other court reporters……

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Editor’s Note: The actual identity of the Court Reporter referenced in this story as “Connie” is not known to this forum or any official forum contributors, administrators, writers, researchers, etc. However, sufficient indirect confirmation of the information presented and the employment status has been obtained.

46 comments:

retired court reporter said...

this illegal practice was not always so. In my day I saw some Judges do it, but the law clerk's & secretaries were the biggest proponents of this practice. Since no one ever did anything about stopping it, it became the standard and everyone is doing it. What do you expect? Some young prosecutor will become famous cleaning up this situation.

LUISA C. ESPOSITO said...

LUISA ESPOSITO SAID.. WHEN CAROL LUDWIG TRANSCRIBED A COPY OF MY A/V DVD TAPE(EVIDENCE),FOR THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE, HER TRANSCRIPT HAD SIGNIFICANT ERRORS AND OMISSIONS PERTAINING TO CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS. I WAS TOLD BY MS. GOLDSTEIN FROM THE FIRST DEPARTMENTAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE, THE ATTORNEY PROSECUTING MR. ALLEN ISAAC ESQ., WHEN I POINTED OUT THESE SIGNIFICANT OMISSIONS, AND ERRORS TO HER, SHE SAID, "MAYBE THE COURT TRANSCRIBER WAS DEAF". WHEN I TESTIFIED UNDER OATH DURING THE HEARINGS AGAINST ALLEN H. ISAAC, ESQ. SOME OF MY TESTIMONY WAS "BLACKENED" OUT BY MAGIC MARKER, THOSE TRANSCRIPTS WERE DONE BY A PAT JACKSON FROM THE DDC.WHEN I TRIED TO ADDRESS THE COURT ABOUT MY TESTIMONY, I WAS TOLD "IT WASN'T MY TESTIMONY, IT WAS THE COURT AND COUNSEL."

Anonymous said...

What COURT does this so-called Connie work for?

Anonymous said...

I was just referred to this blog from a friend. I am in shock.....I was totally screwed by a NYC Supreme Court. THEY LIED ABOUT THE TRANSCRIPT. I can't believe that this is happening in the United States of America. I'm calling the FBI at 9am tomorrow morning.

confused said...

Don't they prosecute people for this type of thing? What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

They made me think I was crazy with what they did to my case transcripts. Now I know it's business as usual. They just do it all the time. They COMPLETELY doctored my transcripts. oh my god. what can I do? who can I go to? please help me.

Anonymous said...

it would not solve the problems
it might solve a few.
cameras in the court rooms

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know, they tried to pull the same thing on me. They make you think you're crazy or it's because you don't know the law, and that this sought of thing is common within the courts.It's called "altering" the transcripts to suit them. Criminal, criminal, criminal. WAKE UP FEDS, THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL.

Anonymous said...

OCA'S gimmick and a very dangerous one is altering documents, transcripts and testimony! If this is not enough for the FBI or SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE to start immediate action...then i cannot figure out what else could be the catalyst!
I was a 30 yr court clerk for OCA and would never play their game...i also have sued them in federal court twice because of discriminatory or hostile actions and environment. Judge Sharon Townsend and Judge Jan plumadore felt compelled at the second filing ( all within my rights of OCA's procedural pamphlet and the CSEA contract) that my ethics and standards and honesty were not wanted by them...specifically...but they decided for the taxpayer also! They both then determined I should be punished for demanding accountability and ethical behavior....and after an excellent career of many years with no problems and hardworking service to the taxpayer...they terminated me! The termination could only happen if OCA WNY AND NYC GOT INVOLVED IN A MASSIVE CONSPIRACY AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMITT PERJURY....USING MULTIPLE ALTERED DOCUMENTS, FEMALES VOLUNTEERING TO COMMIT PERJURY FOR PROMOTIONS AND THE POORLY DONE ALTERED TRANSCRIPT OF TESTIMONY UNDER OATH! OCA FORGOT OR NEVER KNEW WHAT I STOOD FOR, WHAT I GAINED IN 30 YRS OF KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR OPERATION AND THE INTELLIGENCE TO GATHER INVESTIGATION AND INFORMATION THAT WILL SUPPORT ALL OF THE ABOVE ALLEGATIONS.
WITH ALL MY HEART, I URGE ALL OAC EMPLOYEES TO COME FORWARD AND TELL WHAT THEY KNOW..OCA CANNOT FIRE ALL OF YOU! THE MORE A FEDERAL JUDGE HEARS THE MORE ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AND ALL EMPLOYEES, ESP WOMEN AND MINORITIES CAN PERFORM LEGALLY, THE JOB THEY ARE COMPELLED TO DO FOR THEMSELVES AND THE TAXPAYER OF NY STATE!

Anonymous said...

Has Connie gone forward to the FBI, because cleansing her soul would mean just that.Put these SOB's behind bars for corrupting these Court reporters and intimidating them to commit these crimes.

Anonymous said...

8:52 comment..I commend your honesty, yes, they all need to come forward and report these crimes.

court victim said...

in my case a former Judge representing the defendants was permitted in a full open court to trash me. When we got the official transcript of the hearing everything this former Judge had said during his vicious diatribe against me personally was not in the transcript. It had been sanitized! At that point I realized that the whole thing is corrupt. This pompous legal whore can do anything he wants because he's a "FORMER JUDGE". I call him the Fixer!

Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised. When I became a court reporter over 25 years ago, things were even worst. Being a woman of color, and a woman, the young court reporters were expected to be "molded" by the judge and/or administrative staff. I did not want to be "molded" so I got out.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who works as a court reporter in Westchester State Supreme Court. She's been waiting for a story like this to run. I'm sure she'll be sending in her own tales....and many of them you won't believe, but they are true. Westchester State Supreme Court is a toilet bowl, void of any lawful behavior. She says they change court transcripts more than their underware.

Anonymous said...

I had PROOF that court transcripts were changed by lawyers, the court reporter and the judge in a Rockland County state case. I called the FBI hotline over a year ago. I still haven't heard back from them. (Does anyone know if the FBI went out of business in New York. Just asking.)

Anonymous said...

OCA's goal in proceeding with this corruption is to target women and minorities. To make you think "YOU" are crazy is an old trick of theirs! They know that the above individuals are suspectible to intimidation, performance to please and fear of financial devastation, because so many women are single and caring for family.....IT IS KNOWN AS PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE! OCA RARELY EVER GOES AFTER WHITE MEN..THEY ARE STILL IN CHARGE OF THIS COUNTRY AND WHEN THEY SPEAK EVERYONE LISTENS!
OCA also believes that the above groups are too poor and too freightened to file charges in FEDERAL COURT! OCA HAS THUSLY CONCENTRATED THEIR HIRING PRACTICES SINCE THE 80'S HEAVILY IN THE FEMALE CATERGORY AND HIRING MORE MINORITIES THAN THEY EVER DID, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WAY TOO LOW FOR A NON-DISCRIMINATING COURT SYSTEM! THIS PROCEDURE WAS TO ASSURE THAT THE POLITICAL DADDIES COULD USE THE COURTS FOR THEIR MULTIPLE BENEFITS, WHILE PUSHING IN BULLY FAMILY AND FRIEND FEMALES TO SECURE THE TOP SUPERVISORY POSITIONS AND THESE SLUGS LADIES WOULD IN TURN HEAVY HANDEDLY INTIMIDATE THE MULTIPLE HIRED LOW LEVEL CIVIL SERVICE FEMALES.... AND THE SETUP WAS IN FOR THE POLITICAL JUDICIARY TO PROCEED WITH THE MALE ORGANIZED CORRUPTION!
WONDER HOW I KNOW...I OBSERVED IT ALL GO DOWN WHILE WORKING WITH ALL OF THE JUDICIARY AND WATCHING POLITICS TAKE A SCARY HOLD. I THEN DOCUMENTED IN MY MIND THE YEARS OF DEMANDS AND ILLEGAL REQUESTS FORCED UPON THE POOR FEMALES TRYING TO SURVIVE AND WORK IN PEACE, WONDERING WHY SO MANY WOMEN WERE THEIR ENEMIES AND JUDGES WERE SO CROOKED! IT ALL PLAYS OUT NOW ON THIS SITE, PERFECTLY! CONGRATULATIONS AND A HOPE FOR MANY MORE WORKERS GATHERING STRENGTH AND COURAGE!

Anonymous said...

These bullies prey on the weak and the poor. It's really sad after reading all of the above comments. What the hell is going on here? Why aren't these people gathering together to picket the FBI's office, and the Court's, so therefore they have to do something.

Anonymous said...

FYI...I, as the at length writer above have been to the FBI...THEY WANTED FEDERAL COURT TO HANDLE THE MATTER...AND AS FAR AS PICKETING...OCA BANNED ME FROM ALL COURT HOUSES, SENDING A MEMO TO ALL DEPUTIES RUNNING THE COURTS, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT ME TO VIEW WHAT ELSE THEY WERE DOING TO MY ABANDONED COURTROOM AND COURT WORK OR INFLUENCE ANYONE ELSE TO COME FORWARD. ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED ME HAVE HAD THEIR JOBS THREATENED..OVERTLY...STAY AWAY FROM HER OR ELSE! THIS IS THE IDEA OF HAVING A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION THROUGH THIS IMPORTANT AND POWERFUL SITE. MANY, MANY AGENCIES AND PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY...INCLUDING THE MEDIA... ARE WELL AWARE OF ALL MY ALLEGATIONS! IT TAKES A LOT OF INFORMATION TO GET OUT AND MANY INDIVIDUALS CHARGING THE SAME, TO GET ANYONE TO ACTION AGAINST THE 2 BILLION DOLLAR OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION...THEY THREATEN EVERYONE WHO ATTEMPTS THIS...THEY ARE THE JUDICIAL MOB!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't anybody care that there are no laws that prohibits anybody from bringing in cameras, tape recorders or even video cameras into courthouses or courtrooms? If you read the law, the only thing that is prohibited is "audio/visual" recording for "re-broadcast."

There are actually many court decisions that allow reporters to bring cameras into the courts, and they can't be prevented from doing so.


The only thing criminal, is how Judith Kaye oversteps her authority. She has absolutely no legal or constitutional authority to prevent anyone from bringing in recording devices.


It is unbelievable how all these attorneys and judges (and civil libertarians) just accept these pronouncements from Kaye as actually being legitimate. Doesn't anybody use common sense? Why shouldn't anybody be able to take a tape recorder into a courtroom? Aren't the proceedings public? The only justification for these rules Kaye has made, is to protect the corruption that occurs in the courts of New York State.

Anonymous said...

This is for the above writer..Yea, and so we bring in tape recorders, then what? They have so much evidence now and what's being done about it, nothing.

Anonymous said...

I have a question for all NY STATE attys....how do you tolerate this massive illegal transcript altering when you file an appeal? Any judge who "just dislikes" you or your client can twist the transcripts to assure the demise of any client! Is this not an ALERT to all credible counsel?

west. surrogate witness said...

some time ago I was with a friend who's husband had died in West. Surrogate's Ct. before Judge Scarpino. I carefully watched the young lady who was operating a audio taping device receiving obvious signals from Judge Scarpino as to when to turn off the machine and when to record.
I take shorthand, so when I observed this practice, I took down everything in my steno book. When my friend received a copy of her portion of the transcript, we compared my notes to the transcript. We were both shocked at what was deliberately left out and how the transcript was manipulated. When my friend talked to her lawyer, his comment was that she better not say anything.
As a retired person I don't understand what's going on in this country. Have we become a third world corrupt banana hell hole? Where are the resonsible authorities? Where is the oversight on these matters?

a fly on the wall said...

Ha, there is much more than the mere altering of transcripts happening in the court system. If the full story of the corruption ever comes out people will see that the whole system is totally corrupt, then the revolution starts and that's what these gangsters are afraid of! Hang on Justice is coming!

Anonymous said...

To the above writer...you are so correct! As a 30 yr court clerk, i watched several judges give the typical, below the bench and view of the public, the minimal hand wave to the reporter to stop typing...and they all did. When in court, always keep your eye on the reporter and see if her hands are typing! Also, you were brilliant to take notes...the ideal way to catch the court in this type of illegal act is to take notes and add certain observations going on in the courtroom ( people, judges hair style, clothes and colors of the reporter, faces and their reactions...anything that can maintain the notes were taken that day! OCA didn;t know this, but that is exactly how i caught them in a transcript alteration and something else i will not reveal...this is how it is done for now! If you can steal a tape recorder into the courtroom...turn it on...they are very thin! Don't let another day go by letting OCA perpetuating this fraud!

Anonymous said...

to the above immediate comment - YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT THIS A BIG TIME FRAUD and sadly the people who should care don't!!!!!!!!!!

Manhattan casualty said...

the transcript was changed in my Supreme Court case and I can prove it. I went to everyone with the evidence,I got the sense that once they saw the name of the law firm - White & Case - I got no where! No one would give me the right time of day, so I gave up. Of course that's what they wanted I realize that now. There are a bunch of dirty low life gutter bums that own the courts. I spit on them.

Anonymous said...

We all have proof of corruption and illegal goings on...but what the f--- is going on here. I guess the person at the top is calling all the shots.

Anonymous said...

I encourage the court reporters to share their stories but I would also encourage them to go public. I am a 4 year victim of Westchester family and matrimonial corruption. My young children suffer because of the silence of peoplelike this. I know almost every court reporter and have records that show the changes first hand. When I come forward, their "real names" will be noted. If they are truly remorseful, they should speak up now rather than be named in an indictment or lawsuit.

GOD SAID.. said...

GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND HONESTY..YES, THEY ALL NEED TO COME FORWARD AND CLEANSE THEIR SOULS.

court house worker said...

who pays them? who do they see and have to work with everyday? That's who they work for.

Anonymous said...

This is to courthouse worker....who do YOU go home to after work...spouse and children?....how do you then sleep at night within that darkened room?...how do you then teach and discuss with family and friends the right things to do or the things you have done every day and week and month and year? It requires integrity and honesty to go to work and not give in to the evil OCA perpetuates! I am not speaking in judgment...I have faught OCA as a COURT CLERK, TWICE IN FEDERAL CT ( ONE IS PENDING) AND I WAS TERMINATED AFTER 30 YRS FOR BELIEVING IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND THE 14TH AMENDMENT AND THE 'RIGHT" TO WORK IN A HOSTILE FREE, ABUSE FREE AND HONEST JUDICIAL SYSTEM! ALL OF WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT WORK...ETC...IS THE EASY SOLUTION FOR EMPLOYEES, IT WILL GATHER LOTS OF THE SAME TYPE OF PEOPLE, WHO WILL SYMPATHIZE WITH YOU, BUT WHEN YOU GO HOME IT WILL ALWAYS GNAW AT YOU AND WHEN YOU RETIRE FROM WORK, IT WILL MANIFEST ITSELF INTO HEALTH RELATED PROBLEMS FROM SEVERE GUILT! HOW DO YOU TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO BE HONEST ADULTS..YOU CANNOT, BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT LIVED THAT WAY YOURSELF!
THE EASY WAY OUT IS GREAT IF YOU HAVE NO SELF WORTH, ETHICS OR RESPECT. THE HARD WAY IS THE CHOICE IF YOU DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND ADDRESS THE WORLD FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHANGE FOR THE BETTER! YOU MUST DECIDE....AND I SPEAK FROM EXPERINCE AND HAVNG MADE THE CHOICE....MANY GOOD THINGS HAVE WORKED IN MY FAVOR FOR HAVING MADE THAT CHOICE!

DEVIL MADE ME DO IT said...

THEY HAVE SOLD THEIR SOULS TO THE DEVIL..IT GETS PRETTY HOT DOWN THERE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN..SO YOU MAY WANT TO RECONSIDER AND RESURRECT BY PURIFYING YOUR SOULS, AND COMING CLEAN.

Anonymous said...

I can prove this happened in my case. What do I do? Who do I go to?

Anonymous said...

TO THE ABOVE WRITER 12:30 P.M....THE E-MAIL ADDRESS IS.. corruptcourts@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

thier is a lot of money to be maid in fraud.
lawyers are no different thief than the guy that robs a store at gunpoint or the people from enron.
they just bought enough politicians to cover themselves.
I was told that in Iraq one of the first things they did even before the goverment was set up was hire lawyers and lobbyists.

Laser said...

Fraud and perjury confessed, judge promoted away who attempts remedy, US Trustee gives implied blanket immunity to 35 admitted acts of perjury and the creditors counsel planting his paid associate in as CEO of the Debtor.
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When the Dept of Justice can be seditious to their oath of office, betray the public trust and use taxpayer dollars to defend perpetrators of organized crime, anarchy reigns supreme!
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NY Supreme Ct ebc 1 v Goldman Sachs 601805/2002 , Delaware Bankruptcy 01-706 and Third Circuit 07-2360.
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The 3rd Circuit just issued and opinion stating that the Fed R App Proc does not apply to pro se matters. While the Bankruptcy Court boasted that it is their case, their way and that we can yell to the mountains, they have friends there also.
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I said then, to the Court "who is in who's pouch here"
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She said, excuse me sir, what did you say,
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Let me be clear " whom is in whom's pouch here".
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She then told the recorder to strike that as vulgar profanity.
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Laser said...

By the way, telling the FBI, the DOJ, the OPR, the NY AG, the SEC Bankr Fraud Task Force, the Public Integrity Section, the OIG, the OGE, the GC of the Dept of Justice only resulted in persons knocking on my door and threatening me that defending myself and trying to whistle blow on the perjury and fraud was practicing law without a license. The Delaware and CA FBI and DOJ said there is no investigation, no case and no charges, "unless you do not cease from sending your emails to everyone".

Laser said...

you can see my online Affidavits at www.laserhaas.wordpress.com and see the WSJ article on the immunity agreement at www.wjfa.net/bk/etoys.html and go to www.bankruptcymisconduct.com to see details on many cases or www.fraudonthecourt.blogspot.com to see that it is nation wide.
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The WSJ reporters were ordered off the story and the Director of the EOUST, the Director of the Pres Bush Corp Fraud Task Force and the Asst US Trustee who did the motion to disgorge have all resigned.

Anonymous said...

All the above acronym agencies that you mentioned...ARE USELESS..ALL OS THEM! These people are GOV. HACKS and as GOV EMPLOYEES EXIST TODAY... THEY PERFORM ONLY WHAT THE EMPLOYER ALLOWS...CRIMINAL OR NOT...AND THEN GO HOME AND FRET ABOUT HOW THEY ARE FORCED TO DO IT! I KNOW I WORKED FOR OCA FOR MANY YEARS AND THE WOMEN I WORKED WITH WERE ALWAYS "GUTLES" AND BACKSTABBING MOST OF THE TIME.BACKSTABBING IS WHAT ENDEARS YOU TO THE TOP BRASS OF OCA...FACT..THEY LOVE AND ENCOURAGE IT DAILY! THE INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS BY THE JUDGE ARE ALSO FEMALE BULLYING POWER PLAY AND EMBARASS ME AS A WOMEN....SAY SOMETHING INTELLIGENT. THE POLITICAL DADDIES HAVE INUNDATED THE COURT SYSTEMS WITH WOMEN, WHICH I AM ONE, BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT THEY WOULD BE PETTY AND TURN UNLAWFULLY ON ANY ONE THE COURTS WANTED DESTROYED! THESE WOMEN HANG IN PACKS OF SIMILAR APPEARANCE...USUALLY VERY UNATTRACTIVE, BECAUSE THE COURT FEELS THEY CAN MANIPULATE THIS TYPE OF INSECURE WOMEN THE BEST SO THEY HIRE "TONS" OF THEM. I WELCOME ANY NY COURT EMPLOYEE TO REFUTE ANYTHING I HAVE STATED...WITHOUT USING THEIR EMOTIONS!@

Laser said...

I have to agree with your reflection upon the Office of Inspector General, General Counsel to the Dept of Justice Exec Office of United States Trustee's and the FBI, the Judges, the Office of Professional Responsibility etc., etc.,
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Did not even know who they all were until I found myself facing $300 million in obvious fraud that no one seemed to desire to prosecute.
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It is not just a woman thing, though it was Judge Mary Walrath who said her court, her way, Tough.
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Also Roberta DeAngelis was replaced as Region 3 Trustee when we pointed out to Lawrence Friedman the failure of the US Trustee Region 3 Office, he sent me his personal email that you can see at wwww.laserhaas.wordpress.com stating he would take care of it and the fact is the Asst US Trustee, Frank Perch, then did put in a Motion to Disgorge.
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The Disgorge Motion, however, never ever, mentioned MNAT law firm, it only went after the TBF law firm.
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DeAngelis was then, speciously, promoted (without any press release) to the post of General Counsel in Washington DC, in charge of her own cases for investigation.
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All this I have testified to 'under penatly of perjury" many times.
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Martha, Bonds and Clemens can be prosecuted and jailed for private matters and just one false statement.
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Yet DOJ rogue personnel can state false facts and state false legal abilities (the US Trustee is to police and refer perjury for prosecution, it has no authority to give immunity or permission to circumvent the Law)(specifically Bankr Code 327(a)),
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The WSJ personnel were Ordered off the eToys story. even after we found out that the US Attorney, Colm F Connolly, who's office stated, no case, no investigation and no charges, was in fact, also guilty of Non Disclosure, the US Attorney, Colm Connolly violates ethics and protocols as he failed to disclose that he was a partner with the MNAT law firm (and may have even worked on this case) in 2001, when the fraud and perjury began.
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A new paper is coming, www.propublica.org by former WSJ personnel who want to report on Government corruption, they are there in NY, I cannot go there, because that is where TBF law firm said I would be demised (specifically stated that those who investigate ghosts usually become one) if I ever come to Delaware or NY ( I am now out west).
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I filed an 18 USC 3057(a) complaint in Los Angeles as a US Judge in California pointed me to a specific form the courts use to report such. I also gave the O"Brien US Attorney office an 18 USC 3771 complaint when we found out that the DOJ was protecting the criminals and Colm Connolly was connected. The US ATtorney has not answered our letters. Neither has Mukasey, whom we sent a copy of everything to also.
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The Fix is in, they have stolen my life savings (the expense I paid that the court promised to pay back IN Writing), they destroyed my career and they stole a public company.
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They will get more and more brazen about such, being that this case proves to them that the Public and Press do not care (especially about Delaware issues).
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They are doing it in NY, Eliot Spitzers AG office McCarron and Andrew Lorin took in all the information, then Lorin called me back and spent half an hour, one by one, telling me why my allegations were all bogus. He said it was not a NY matter, even if it was a NY Law firm.
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I sent proof of the confessed False Affidavits to the NY Disciplinary First Dept and they never answered my letters and now tell me they never received them.
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Funny, but it was the person who received them that pointed out to me the strange thing that Bonacquist of Traub Bonacquist & Fox Bar number says you must call the Phillipine' US Embassy to speak with.
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The NY Supreme Ct case of ebc 1 Inc (eToys) v Goldman Sachs is a NY issue,
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Sent them a complaint also as an Amicus Curiae brief informing the Court as the judge in the case was getting on TBF's case about not being totally candid ( a court's way of two stepping liar).
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Now that Judge is promoted out and my brief may never ever get into the record. They intend to dismiss the case so that they can close the bankruptcy case.
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Then all appeal courts can say the matter is moot, because the money is all gone.
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OIG, FBI, DOJ, OGE, OPR
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F U TO U the American P U
that is the letters everyone in this case loves the most.
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Screw the American public and we will even use Taxpayer DOJ dollars to defend the perpetrators
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Because they are our buddies.
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Wonder who is in whom's pouch!

Laser said...

For those of you who emailed me about where TBF, Traub Bonacquist & Fox are, that you cannot find them.
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The firm of Traub Bonacquist, as well as Hutchins Wheeler and Kronish Lieb (all connected to these cases) all 3 firms are now disbanded, sold and closed, being defunct..
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Part of TBF went to Olshan Frome (specifically Michael Fox group)
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Part went to Dreier LLP
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TBF used to be TBY, Traub Bonacquist & Yellen, it was from that former firm that an attorney buddy of Traub's informed us that Barry Gold and Paul Traub had been buddy partners for nearly 20 years.
They could not give us specific cases as per client privilege,
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But they did aleart us to the fact of TSS stores where Barry Gold was CFO for 24 years. From there TBF and Barry Gold became buddies and marched up and down the coast raiding companies and getting more sneaky all the way.
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It took 3 years to find the proof of their connection (specifically Asset Disposition Advisors)(ADA).
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ADA was in eToys, KB, FAO, Levitz, HomeLife, Bonus and more.
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Traub helped the shareholders of Kmart, where the only shareholder that benefited was Ron Burkle
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Traub helped eToys against Fingerhut, then Fingerhut's home office wound up in Traub's home office.
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If eToys goes down, many, MANY cases and parties go downnnnnnnnn!
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It is Your system of Justice they are perverting.
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If they can do this openly, in front of you, with the DOJ assisting.
.What are they doing when you do not know to look and are not as tenacious as we are. (case started in 2001)>
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eToys went Public in 1999 for $8 billion. Then they filed bankruptcy in March of 2001 from $8 billion to negative $290 million in a year and a half, losing more than ab average of $30 million per day, while only doing $100 million in business per year.
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WOW

Anonymous said...

TEST

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you one and give you some names. My son in law was framed, tried, and convicted of three crimes he didn't do. Two of those crimes were reversed at the NYS Appellate Court, 2nd Dept. The judge who presided at that trial had an almost impeccable record of having his juries verdict upheld. He now lost 2 of the 3 his jury convicted the son of law of.

Suffolk County Court PT 7, Judge James C Hudson presiding. Jan-Feb 2006.

There were the usual pre-trial hearings to allow certain evidence in. There were about a 1/2 dozen Molineux cases entered before the Court. Only two made the trial, and they shouldn't have been allowed, IMHO.

One of the cases that concerned my son in law allegedly avoided a randon dole test (he was a suffolk county police officer)was NOT to be allowed into evidence. The DA could NOT refer to it.

There came a time when the next to the last witness in the trial was called to testify for the defense. He was a retired police lieutenant who was giving evidence for the defendant of issues brought to the court by the DA. He was working on the evening the test was given.

The ADA was badgering him with papers and questions that were clearly leading to getting him to utter something about a drug test.

There were several objections by the defense that caused side bars to be heard. In the last sidebar, Judge Hudson said to the ADA, "I know where you are going with this Mr.Timmons, and if you do so I am going to call a mistrial."

The ADA replied, " I understand your instructions, Judge, but I am going to do so anyway." On the next page after he said that as reported in the daily transcripts, he did just what he promised. Our witness uttered, "But I didn't know there was a drug test that night".

Our defense attorney asked the court for an opportunity to take our witness aside to warn him NOT to fall into a trap. The ADA objected and the judge sustained his objection.

Less than 2 minutes later he uttered what I said above. The jury now heard about some alleged steroid use, and that he may have intentionally avoided a drug test by going sick. He had no way of knowing there was a drug test that night. The alleged drug use was ONLY about steroids. The SCPD didn't test for steroids at that time.

Now I read this passage in the trial daily transcripts. I know that for a certainty. I also knew it was coming because I knew it what was what the DA was attempting to do. Not only did I read it, but the son in law's brother, an attorney read it himself while we were preparing the appeal while he was remanded to jail with 1Million dollar bail.

I have posted this exchange many times on blog boards such as this. I constantly referred to my notes I took down from the transcript. It was not a matter for appeal anyway.

The judge reserved decision to the next day, or before summations, 'cured' the jury without waiting for a response that they understood his instructions. The next day he refused to call a mistrial. Oh, yes, he scolded the DA for being so reckless as to throw almost a month's worth of work away with his refusal to obey the court's order. "Don't ever do that again.". said, the judge.

About a year later while waiting for the Court of Appeals to give us leave to appeal on the remaining charge, I went over this testimony with my son in law. He didn't remember it, but he also was in jail when we saw it. I asked him to get the official court transcript offered to the Appellat Court to show him the passage. IT WASN'T THERE!!!

The utterance " I didn't know there was a drug test' was changed to "I DID know...." That may have simply been a typo. But the defying of the judge by the ADA was excised from the record. There were other words and expressions not in the record. Trust me my memory is right on as the statements had special meaning and impact on me.

What struck me as plain stupid is the fact this matter was not an item for appeal that the attorney though worthwhile. The decision to grant of not grant a mistrial is pretty much a closed issue in the court at trial. So why was it excised. The judge must have thought it was embarrassing to have this on the record, as well it should be. Disgraceful.

There is a lot of talk about videotaping suspect interrogations. This will one day be a matter of law in the NYS,as the police have proven time and time again they can't be trusted to tell the truth. That begs the following question: Why on God's Earth is the court proceedings video, and/or audio taped with a voice recognition system that types out the words for the court reporter to compare her typing only known to her to the voice record of the case to settle disputes of this nature. I don't think I have to tell you why this doesn't happen in this day of technology that should make this standard procedure in any court of law. The judges are not immune from lying when they have an agenda and a district attorney to answer to. And that, IMHO is exactly what happened in this case.

Laser said...

Redacted transcripts and recordings are not only a New York problem. (I miss NY and Mei Noodle)(cannot return, they have threatened my demise and NY is 'their" turf)
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In the Delaware District Ct October 2006 hearing of case 05-830 Judge Kent Jordan granted the "pro se" eToys shareholder additional time to file his brief as the Judge had gone to unusual lengths, the very morning of the telephonic hearing, to Order that every counsel appear, instead of just local. During the hearing, that we have recorded, the judge gave Alber additional time, told Alber he could seek more additional time, even though the Judge said, though you are quite ill you managed to get a good brief into this court in short order for this hearing today.
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Then the Judge said something rather odd, he said to counsels, guys, having resisted previously the notion that something is amiss here, due to the systems lack of actions, you now need to be greatly concerned as your lives are on the line. (Yes he said the word "lives" we assume he meant liberty, freedom, etc).
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Three weeks later Judge Jordan was promoted to the 3td Circuit Court in a unanimous vote.
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The statement was removed from the Transcript and when Kent Jordan was promoted, a Magistrate Judge, having no authority in the case, as a Matter of Law, issued an Order to get a brief in within 8 days (mailing the Order Late).
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Alber had undergone "brain surgery" in December, when Judge Jordan was promoted to the Circuit, as a pro se, who was granted additional time, with the right to seek additional time, having undergone brain surgery with a case void of an assigned Judge, Alber still managed to get a brief in, that the Clerk of Court refused to put it into the record until a week later. The Clerk said Alber had neglected to Service Laser Haas.
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It is real odd, as the clerk is forbidden, as a matter of law, from being able to refuse to enter a brief into the record for tech errors.
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More importantly, Alber and I had agreed that he could serve me electronically.
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Even more germane is the fact that the adversaries, the counsels who have admitted to acts that are perjury, have always refused to service or give me notice.
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Finally, a new judge, Sue Robinson, stepped in, tossed out Alber's brief, making an arbitrary and capricious decision, she dismissed Alber under the Poulis Standard with prejedice, stating he was always failing to prosecute the case.
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Now where do you suppose a new judge, after the fact, comes up with that biased viewpoint?

Laser said...

By the Way, we find the Judith Regan item real close to home. As the WSJ Law Blog reported on her issues with Dreier LLP, the lawyers, who did all their stunts and threatened are demise, closed down the Traub Bonacquist & Fox firm (TBF) and have moved into the offices of Dreier LLP
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We would love for her to help co write our story.

TRUTH TELLER said...

As an ex-court clerk an repulsed ex-oca employee, i must state that under JUDY KAYE'S communist REGIME, that many employees are involved in illegal participation of their MONSTER GOVERNMENT ENTITY.... .OCA! These people are being imtimidated to work corruptly in very hostile work environments. Some employees are disgusted and scared, but i have to state that many find it empowering as they are low level political misfits working with multiple relatives in many courthouses and administrative offices and they find OCA enabling them to attack people without provocation. This releives the stress of their sad and miserable lives which they hide by working in the criminal justice (JUDGE PEOPLE) system! I saw over many years the hiring of multiple women who would never have made the cut in private industry...and that especially includes the HACKS! These employees now have some years in OCA and feel IMPORTANT, BETTER THAN THE CITIZENS OF THEIR CITY, AND NO ONE CAN TOUCH ME ATTITUDES.To view most of these employees, you would be shocked that they had a job at all....they are a step from appearing as street people. The work wardrobe and attitude is a a shock to the senses of the court users expecting intelligence, professionalism and appropriate clothing! Judy Kaye and her subordinate hack ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGES have really developed a THIRD WORLD COURT STAFF AND SYSTEM!

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