Category: Judicial Misconduct/Corruption

Feb 18

Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien Convicted Of Mortgage Fraud Scheme In Chicago

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien in her judges chambers(ABS-CBN News)

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien was convicted on February 15, 2018 of bank and mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Chicago. O’Brien’s federal prosecution was based on her scheme to defraud several mortgage lenders of $1.4 million from which she pocketed $325,000. O’Brien will lose her $198,075 per year position as …

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Feb 03

John C. Riesbeck Cleared Of Rape On Appeal Because His Jury Was Stacked With Radical Feminists

USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) (Coast Guard photo)

John C. Riesbeck’s convictions related to an alleged rape in 2010 were vacated on January 23, 2018 by The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. To ensure Riesbeck’s conviction the Coast Guard deliberately stacked his jury with female sexual assault victim advocates. The Court ruled: “Yet the error in this case is …

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Jan 10

Thank You Deborah Norville For Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s Freedom!

Deborah Norville (2007)

By Hans Sherrer Justice Denied’s editor and publisher January 10, 2018 Deborah Norville should be at the front of the line of people Kirstin Blaise Lobato thanks for her release from custody on January 3, 2018. Without Ms. Norville, Ms. Lobato would likely have been imprisoned until her mandatory release from prison in June 2021.* …

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Dec 08

District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli Caught Texting Advice To Prosecutors In New York Drug Case

Suffolk County, New York District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli (ballotpedia.org)

Suffolk County, New York District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli has been caught texting advice to prosecutors on how to charge and try the defendant in a drug case she was presiding over. Her first text on Dec. 1, 2017 was during a pre-trial hearing in the case, and the second text on Dec. 4 was …

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Oct 27

New York Appeals Court Rules Judge Who Convicted A Defendant Cannot Also Decide Their Appeal

New York Court of Appeals building (Rick Kopstein)

The New York Court of Appeals unanimously ruled on October 24, 2017 that the judge who convicted a defendant cannot also solely decide their appeal. Brian Novak was ticketed in August 2012 in Schenectady, New York for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and related traffic infractions. He pled not guilty when arraigned in Schenectady City Court. …

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Oct 24

United States Ranks 25th In World For Judicial Independence

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Judicial independence in the U.S. is ranked 25th among the world’s countries in The Global Competitiveness Report 2017–2018. The U.S. also ranked in 34th place for the rating of a country’s bribe prone judiciary. Finland ranked first in both categories. The report was published on September 26, 2017. The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is published …

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Oct 08

Judge Richard Posner Admits He Didn’t Decide A Case On The Law … But The Outcome He Wanted

Retired U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner

U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner stated in interviews after he recently retired, that during his almost 36 years as a federal appellate judge the driving force of his decision making in a case was the outcome he wanted — not the applicable law, legal precedents, or constitutional considerations. The Seventh Circuit Court is …

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Oct 04

Judge William Kephart Is Reprimanded For Publicly Advocating Kirstin Lobato Is Guilty

Las Vegas Tribune’s front page for October 4, 2017 issue

“Judge William Kephart is reprimanded for publicly advocating Kirstin Lobato is guilty,” is a front-page news story in the Las Vegas Tribune’s October 4, 2017 issue. The news story details that Clark County District Court Judge William Kephart has been publicly reprimanded by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline after he admitted to committing five …

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Aug 31

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online Issue 68 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 68 includes the following articles: Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Murder In Prison $50,000 Reward Offered For Info That Will Exonerate Temujin Kensu Of 1986 Michigan Murder …

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Jul 17

Pennsylvania Judge Michael Muth Charged With Watching Porn While Working

Judge Michael Muth (monroepacourts.us)

Judge Michael R. Muth has been charged by the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania with viewing pornographic videos and images at work in full view of court clerks on multiple occasions, and using county employees for his personal use. From January 2006 to the present time Michael Muth has been an elected Magisterial District Judge …

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