If this does not make you want to leave New York, nothing will. Yes you read that headline correctly. Parental advocate Leon Koziol, a successful and unblemished civil rights attorney for more than 23 years, has been challenging New York’s ever abusive divorce, custody and support laws since 2006. As a result, he has become targeted as a public critic, had his law license suspended and become subjected to all sorts of oppressive treatment. As part of this agenda, the 30th trial level judge assigned to his case this past month awarded Mr. Koziol with another phantom college degree after he challenged the 29th judge for awarding him a fabricated PhD.
As we have stated in other posts at Leon Koziol.com, you just can’t make this stuff up. Even reputable programs such as 60 Minutes, Investigation Discovery and 20/20 cannot provide you with such shocking real life stories. The abuses of power in Leon’s case, and others featured here, have become so outrageous that it lends credence to Russia’s grant of asylum to Edward Snowden on grounds that the government here is now operating contrary to our founding principles. Put another way, the Soviet capital may have moved to Albany while we were all too busy to notice, preferring our daily routines over the duties of protecting our Bill of Rights.
If you have been following Leon’s ordeal, among the many acts of retribution for his public criticisms was a PhD fabricated by a support magistrate in order to rationalize an unmanageable obligation to a state bank known as a support collection center. Because a lawyer’s income over the prior decade was no longer possible, this magistrate sought to fashion a means for concluding that high paying jobs could be found in an alternate line of professional work. Problem is, no such degree ever existed and there was no certificate, testimony or evidence in any hearing record over the past seven years to support this finding. Purely stated, it was fabricated with a concluding opinion that Leon should simply stop appealing and litigating.
Of course that would mean that he would have to accept the phantom PhD as “the law of the case.” In other words, he would have to live the rest of his life with a degree which a New York court awarded contrary to reality. He would have to live “dishonestly”. So like a good American, pursuing his rights of judicial access, he filed “objections” to this magistrate’s decision. No opposition papers were even filed because the acting judges had been functioning in an adversary role rather than an impartial one in retaliation for Mr. Koziol’s criticisms. Honest publications such as these were obviously very humiliating for any reputable and self regulating court system.
All of us therefore waited and wondered how this same court system would work its way out of this latest mess. And alas, the objections were decided by a newly seated and inexperienced judge in the remote rural village of Lowville, New York, not far from the Canadian border. In his decision released today, rationalizing the clear error of the Syracuse magistrate, Lewis County Family Judge Daniel King declared the error “harmless”. According to King, “the Magistrate only mentioned that degree in passing” after explaining that it came about from a “juris doctor” (law) degree specified “after significant cross-examination”. Upon explaining the elephant in the courtroom, Judge King was then able to dismiss the remaining objections with lesser audacity.
Wow! Can power really be abused this way? The PhD was never mentioned anywhere in the subject hearing. It was anything but “passing.” It was a primary finding used to impute a higher level of income as a back door means for incarcerating a dissident lawyer for “child support” delinquencies. It was a pretext for suppressing honest criticisms and public filings in federal court. In the process of whitewashing a clear violation of judicial ethics, Judge King went on to find something new which the incompetent lower magistrate never even found. He declared that Mr. Koziol now possessed a “Masters Degree” instead of the phantom PhD. Again you read that correctly. We are not making this up. Leon’s ex-spouse had the Masters Degree in this case.
So what does all this mean? Well it means that no good citizen can continue to be subjected to this charade any longer. Leon has decided to accept his Masters Degree and PhD from New York’s Family Court and move on (the latter degree was never properly vacated or corrected). After seven years of fighting, there are no resources or human energy remaining to seek justice here. This is simply how the court system works in New York State. It wears you out with incompetent decision making and causes you to feel defective for its own errors. In the process, it continues to wreak immense havoc upon our families. This can only breed violence and civil unrest. The public is not so ignorant or docile. It will not tolerate irrational or self serving edicts.
We have been contacted by numerous victims of court corruption from around the country over the years. Such corruption is real and escalating everywhere. One group has even asked us to organize a massive protest in Albany where a federal, state and New York’s high court are located only blocks from one another. If you are interested, please contact us. If the King decision here disturbs you, it should. This edict must cause you to re-evaluate your own case and condition because if this can happen to a civil rights lawyer and parent who was never found to be unfit, imagine what may already be happening to you. Is there any purpose for having a lawyer or going to court altogether? The result in the end is the same.
Do yourself and your country a big favor. Get involved in this human rights crisis occurring in family courts all across America. Never back down from the protection or advancement of your rights and loved ones. In these tribunals, operating without jury or outside accountability, your lawyer fees and carefully produced evidence mean nothing. No matter what you present or how erroneous a judge may be, your money is still seized in the end, to the point of incarceration, all under the guise of promoting your children’s so-called “best interests.” The system is designed to cause you and your family to pay these outrageous state-created debts that bear tremendous interest revenues and federal incentive grants for the benefit of court operatives.
Veterans, minorities, principled fathers and career moms are the primary victims. So let us all unite while we can still call ourselves an American nation. If you choose to remain apathetic or preoccupied, your rights will continue to erode, and you will become a victim in one fashion or another. At the very least, you should purchase our low cost Court Avoidance/Self Representation Program at www.parentingrightsinstitute.com. It will help you manage the high costs of litigation through a crash course taken in your home and at your leisure. You will discover how these processes actually work with standard forms to address diverse needs.