A New York Federal District Court Judge, the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, ruled Monday that a federal jury, and importantly the public, will hear testimony into exactly how corrupt the Manhattan attorney 'ethics' department is and how serious ethics complaints for favored attorneys have been improperly whitewashed. Equally alarming is the expected testimony that will shed light into the systemic corruption within the attorney and judicial ethics oversight agencies. The widespread allegations of retaliation within and about New York's court system will be provided a proper public forum upon which accountability may be restored.
She also charged that a large file she had amassed containing "indisputable evidence of misconduct" had been 'gutted.'" A second incident involved Sherry Cohen's whitewashing of a complaint because, "'she had a prior working relationship' with the attorney for the lawyer under investigation and sought to avoid having his client formally charged 'as a favor.'"
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