Children Abused; Mothers Destroyed in Ugliest Greed of Family Court

In this guest view, Bangkok stands tall on the topic of CT Family Court.

By Bangkok

Frank, if your story is true, and there is an actual conspiracy among courtroom personnel — including judges — to steal children and sell them to the highest bidding parent – the FBI would have jurisdiction over this CT state matter.

It would violate all kinds of civil rights.

Similar to when a local police force has been corrupted — the FBI has jurisdiction because it violates many people’s civil rights.

Therefore, why don’t you contact the FBI to see if they agree with your theories about a CT family court conspiracy?

I think you know what they’ll say.

The FBI will ask you what ‘percentage’ of cases — from each of these alleged corrupt judges — is directly related to these alleged ‘sales of children’?

And, if your theory is correct, that ‘percentage’ would have to be way above 50% for each of these judges (otherwise, it’s just a coin flip as to who gets custody, which would invalidate your theory, since every case has winners and losers).

Do the statistics back you up, Frank?

We both know that you probably don’t have any statistics.

You just use anecdotal evidence given to you by losing parties to make generalizations about the whole CT court system.

I sympathize with you, Frank.

I know you are close friends with somebody in this case (not sure who, but somebody is a close friend of yours).

You’ve recently said every friend you have is 9 feet tall, in your eyes (incapable of doing anything wrong).

A friend of Frank’s.

You’ve already admitted that you don’t see any faults in your friends.

You’ve already said you allow your friends extra leeway to lie simply because they’re your friends. I’m not sure that’s a good basis for being an investigative journalist.

‘FACTS’ are supposed to govern your stories (not ‘loyalty’ towards friends who are 9 feet tall, in your mind).

I advise you to send this info to the FBI —– and then wait to see if they agree with you.

If the FBI disagrees —— I have no doubt that you and your 9-foot-tall friends will accuse the FBI of being part of this conspiracy, since that’s your pattern.

In your mind, anybody who disagrees with you is part of the conspiracy, because you are never wrong.

And your friends are 9 feet tall, which means they’re never wrong either.

Have a pleasant day.  🙂

End of Bangkok commentary.

Begin Frank response.

By Frank Parlato

There is one type of case in CT where a parent can buy his children. That is the high-conflict divorce and custody case.

To qualify for high-conflict, you need money. In CT, you can’t buy children on credit.
If the couple has little money, DCF works it out. Or the judge makes a quick ruling. Usually, that ruling is shared custody.

The second condition for purchasing children is that one parent wants to lock the other out of parenting. This takes a unique individual, such as Chris Ambrose.

Chris Ambrose

These cases are in the minority. But they are what family court lawyers and therapists feast upon.

Sometimes a couple is not warring, but the attorneys on both sides provoke a fight between the couple. They pretend to be mad at each other to get the couple angry and willing to spend.

Attorney Ed Nausbaum can get a client worked up, then lose the case after draining her assets.

So Bangkok, it is a minority of cases. Most custody cases are settled with both parents getting shared custody.

So, proof for the FBI is limited to cases where one parent is removed from her or his children’s lives. 

I do not yet have those statistics. 

Here are statistics we seek:

  1. In high conflict cases, where one parent is removed, how much money did the lawyers make?
  2. How much did the GAL, who supposedly represents the children, make?
  3. Who was the custody evaluator?
  4. How many therapists were recommended by the GAL?
  5. How much did they make?
  6. How many new therapists were needed after the children lost one of their parents?
  7. How many new medications did psychiatrists prescribe to the children for their trauma?
  8. Was parental alienation used to eliminate one parent?
  9. Did the eliminated parent have more or less money than the parent who got sole custody?
  10. Most divorce and custody cases cost around $15,000 in legal fees to complete. They usually end in shared custody. But high conflict cases cost $150,000 to more than $1 million in legal fees. What percentage of cases where $150,000 or more was spent on legal fees resulted in children losing one parent?
  11. How often was it the stay-at-home mother?
  12. How much did the GAL make?
  13. What recommendations did she make that directly bore on her billings?
  14. How often are the children’s wishes expressed in court before losing a parent?
  15. How often are abuse allegations made by children against the parent who gets custody?
  16. After the court appoints a GAL, how quickly do the children lose a parent?
  17. Of these, what percentage is because of parental alienation and where children go to the home they do not want to live in?
  18. What percentage of the time does a GAL get a custody evaluator to make a custody report?
  19. What percentage of these reports say the mother is at fault for alienation?
GAL Jocelyn Hurwitz smiles at every recommendation of parental alienation she makes. Why? Because she has expensive teeth.

From what I observed, the moment the court appoints a GAL, say goodbye to your assets. If you are a stay-at-home mother, say goodbye to your children. They will be removed by surprise. You will not be able to speak at the hearing.

Be comforted by the fact that the GAL has children of her own. The GAL’s children will reap the benefits of your life savings set aside for your children. They will go to the GAL’s children to improve their lives.

What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine, is the motto of GAL Jocelyn Hurwitz seen here with her splendid family.

Of the high conflict cases I studied, 17 mothers and three fathers lost their children.
In all 20 cases, the parent with more money won custody. In each case, there was no allegation of abuse or neglect against the parent who lost her or his children.
In 15 cases, the children alleged abuse against the parent who got custody.
In 18 cases, the children expressed unhappiness at being denied contact with the missing parent.
In 12 cases, one or more of the children committed self-harm.
In 16 cases, 24 children saw new therapists and were prescribed psychiatric drugs.
If nothing else, it shows that the children are the losers in my sampling of high conflict cases in CT. But as Bangkok said, in every custody and divorce case, someone may end up a loser and someone else a winner.

Most Happy Lawyer: Nancy Aldrich made more than $500,000 in legal fees in the Ambrolse case. She removed one mother from the lives of three children.And the attorneys are the winners.

Without a GAL, who is also a lawyer, none of this can happen.

A GAL represents the children’s best interests.

In all 20 cases I studied, the GAL used parental alienation in part or whole to justify the
removal of the children from one parent.

Does this represent a significant percentage of cases? No. It is a sampling. Like pollsters forecast elections with a small percentage of voters, this hints at what I expect will result from high conflict custody cases.

When I first began to study CT cases, I thought the injustice was just the Ambrose case.

Chris Ambrose outmaneuvered his wife by stealing the marital assets. Then he set out to abuse and terrify his children. All the while, he planned to claim parental alienation.

As other mothers and fathers came to me, I saw a pattern.

Stay-at-home mothers, women who raised their children without a complaint ever made against them – by the father, DCF or the children- suddenly lost their children – because the
GAL said the father was unloved or feared because of parental alienation caused by the mother.

Even, for the sake of argument, if the mother alienated the children from the father, why do the children have to pay the tragic price of losing their mother?

Children were yanked out of their house, told they would live with their father – without notice. Take their clothes and go.

This is traumatic to children.

I also observed that some children were alienated from their fathers because he abused them.

I observed that the harder the GAL worked to cover up abuse allegations, the more money she made. I watched GALs make six figures from a single case.

I also observed that the same set of attorneys swapped roles.

In one case, an attorney would represent the winning father. In the following case, she would represent the losing mother. Next, she would be the GAL, who would ensure the mother lost custody of the children.

I saw firsthand evidence of two attorneys, Rich Callahan and Edward Nusbaum, who seem to be ringers. They represented the mother but were working on setting up parental alienation to support the father – in league with the GAL and the father’s attorney.

In one case I studied, Nusbaum billed $70,000 to make a few phone calls and write emails.

Many of the calls he initiated had no purpose other than to find out how many assets the mother and her father had.

Incredibly, his retainer agreement stated that if the client disputed billing, she had no legal right to discovery. I suppose he thought this could shield him from deceptive and potentially fraudulent practices.

When Nusbaum got all he could and found the money was gone, so was he.

I plan to publish his invoices.

Now Bangkok, you referenced my friends’ heights.

And you said anybody who disagrees with me is part of a conspiracy, because I do not believe I am wrong on this matter.

My tall friends are not wrong either. That’s why we are friends.

So now please watch to see if my tall friends and I can present the above to some tall friends at the FBI.


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  • At any point does anyone take responsibility for having children with assholes? Is there any personal accountability for starting a family with total dicks?

    Let this be a lesson to anyone who has not made that mistake yet be very, very careful with whom you procreate or in any way start a family.

    Marriage is inherently an institution that favors men. If you don’t want to end up in divorce court and family court then be very, very careful whom you marry. This is in no way blaming onlyhe victims. Although the only 100 innocent parties are they chiildren.

    But there seems to be either some really poor judgment happening or a disproportionate amount of men are secret assholes. Maybe both?

    Do not ever go to Family Court if you can avoid it. Take a financial hit. Engage in mediation with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. But only a fool involves the government in their personal life by choice.

    There are ways to file for divorce without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. People do it all the time.

    If you want to topple the institution of the family court the quickest way is to stay out of Family Court. Bankrupt them. Put them out of business.

    Family Court should be for the most extreme cases. Very, very extreme cases. The rest of you need to learn to work out your problems amongst yourselves.

    Save time, save money, save your kids the nightmare. Save yourself from dealing with family court.

    But the first step is to choose your spouse or the father of your children very, very wisely. And get a prenup. Decide beforehand what any kind of childbearing and child co-parenting Arrangement will be in the event of a divorce. Work out the financial details in advance. Treat it all like a business Arrangement because that’s what marriage ultimately is. Get those contracts sign make them Ironclad. And then behave like adults when it all blows up. Which it very often does. And choose your spouse wisely!

    • They don’t start off that way. They project themselves to be loving and caring. Dedicated to you and your children. It’s called wolf in sheep’s clothing. Women are devistated and beating up on themselves for making these mistakes. Paying greatly for it. Your right. Stay the hell out of the court system if you can!!!!!

  • Bangkok, please read ‘Corruption in Our Courts: What It Looks Like and Where It Is Hidden,’ published in the Yale Law Journal in 2009. Based on their findings as reported in that journal article, they concluded “our institutions are particularly ineffective at preventing and uncovering judicial bribery….”

    Your claim that the FBI would hurry to investigate serious corruption in CT courts if Frank or someone else reached out to them does not hold up to scrutiny either. We’ve all seen how institutions tend to take action only when the heat from press attention gets sufficiently intense.

    Frank, keep up the excellent reporting!

    • There will be no ‘heat’ from any press in Corrupticut, it is all a common cesspool. The pedo mafia will crush any news outlet who spotlights the childhood rape by family court. Can’t be a news outlet if no one buys advertising on your shunned platform. Connecticut citizens are incapable of ruling themselves.

  • Please know this is a global problem I’ve lost my kids into letting them adopt them out I was threatened back into a corner and I had done nothing at this time charges hadn’t even been filed against me in a man that has my son he’s been completely alienated from me even though there’s court ordered visits in contact .

    Believe my son has been corrupted and brainwashed Due to anguish and psychological damage this is going to mean this has made my entire family to turn against me and I have nobody at this time. I’m living in the streets I lost my job because of them calling me at work and harassing me. This is global and it’s so damaging and I’ll never see my son again he’s gone! These basted need to be stopped .

  • GAL Jocelyn Hurwitz, is a despicable pig. She has no concern for the children and lost her moral compass a long. long time ago. She is a greedy, greedy, bottom feeder. Even if Riordan were an awful mother and Chris was an excellent father (and water could freeze on the surface of the sun), the fact that she takes hundreds of thousands of dollars hand over fist for doing very little speaks for itself. But in her odious world of rationalization, if it is legal, it must be moral.

    • An insult to pigs. Hurwitz is Satan’s sister, worships a faceless money god, sacrifices childhoods for her deviant self pleasures. Pigs actually care about their children.

  • From an interview with Sherman Skolnick [redacted]: “Sherman, the Mafia is taking over my courthouse. Please help me. Nobody in authority will help me. The FBI is corrupt, the DEA is in on it. Figure out a way to help me.”

  • @William Nardini & Someone Who Knows

    Hello, sirs.

    It’s nice to make your acquaintance.

    I do not seek to promote ill will towards others.

    I do not seek to promote arguments or chaos.

    I only seek to promote civil and responsible dialogue among respected Internet colleagues, such as yourself.

    I’d like to offer my sincere apologies if I have offended you.

    Perhaps I got carried away with my views and should rein them in.

    I will definitely consider doing that in the future.

    I think we can all support each other in an atmosphere of harmony and modest speech.


    On second thought, I was only kidding about that apology.

    Fuck you, sirs.

    Kindly kiss my pristine ass.

    I’d never apologize to a bunch of wailing pussies like yourselves.

    Frank, what do you think about the suggestion that the entire FBI (main justice) is being run by local New Haven insiders —- and their main goal is to purposely hurt children?

    Do you agree with this KOOKY theory that the FBI is in bed with corrupt CT family court judges?

    Do you agree, Frank?

    Will you answer, Frank?

    Probably not, cuz you’d sound like a fool for agreeing with these kooks — but you’d risk alienating these same kooks if you disagree publicly with them, including Karen herself.

    ‘Silence’ is the only answer that a pussy would consider.

    Frank will choose silence here.

    Have a good day. 🙂

    • Apparently, it doesn’t matter what Frank says about judicial orders impinging on legislative prerogatives, Bangkok.

      “The members of Connecticut’s General Assembly are not at all concerned that judicial orders of this kind impinge on legislative prerogatives, but then it has been years since our politicians, many of whom are also lawyers, have revisited the Federalist Papers or the Connecticut and Federal Constitutions. Consequently, the central observation outlined by Hamilton – that a constitutionally weakened court can never endanger the general liberty of the people, provided the judiciary remains truly distinct from both the legislature and the Executive – likely is of little interest to members of the General Assembly or the state’s Judiciary.“

      Is taunting Frank for kicks and giggles most important to you, Bangkok?

      How can one care so little about the Federalist Papers, the Connecticut Constitution and the Federal Constitution?

  • The same exact thing is going on with Probate courts. They are scooping up the elderly and the disabled and placing all into lockdown wards under professional Guardianship. Its a billion dollar business. Judge, attorneys, guardians, nursing homes and group homes under cooperate ownership. Have you checked grantee/grantor/loan records. The money that is being made. The FBI knows they just wont move.

  • Frank is on the money! Middle class high conflict divorce. Happening all over the state and the country. Pulling as much cash as they can out of the parents. Nothing is settled. Complaints filed. State and federal. Not much done. Nothing actually, yet. Good old child and family services.

    Did you all see or read what happened in the child services office in Hartford? They locked the police out when they tried to arrest someone for child trafficking. Took the suspect out the back door with a child! No body in the office would let the police in! I can not even imagine what is happening to these children of low-income families. In court and through child and family services. Needs a complete federal investigation. Keep going frank. Bankok is probably financially invested in keeping the system going. You got the situation completely right!

  • I believe Bangkok is either Chris Ambrose or someone who is completely okay with what is going on in the Connecticut Family Court system. There IS an instance where child abuse was taken to the FBI in Hartford and initially they listened to the facts of a case and then when the mother’s attorney went to the office to report more facts, the FBI office told the attorney they were told to leave the case alone. There is nearly unlimited proof concerning the corruption in the Connecticut Family Court system.

    I know of a case with a close friend of mine where her ex, Geoff Herzog, told her that if she divorced him, he would take all of their money, take the children from her and leave her in the street homeless. Geoff Herzog was then heard bragging on the phone after she was thrown out of their marital home that he spent $1.5M (his parents’ money – Stan and Vivian Herzog) to take the children away from their mother. Her case has been going on since 2016. She has remarried and has a much better life and that is making Geoff Herzog unravel and it is even more public that he is just plain crazy.

    Thank you Frank for your incredible reporting and investigative journalism!! You have brought sunlight to this darkness and we all look forward to see justice brought back to our system. Someone Who Knows

  • FBI in Connecticut is completely controlled by the US Attorney’s Office, which is run by Connecticut insiders, there is no investigation of anything in CT on federal level, at most a drug bust here or there to keep up appearances, the family court is protected by the dark hands of New Haven, fed courts are staffed by local judges put on the bench to keep a wrap on what is a playground of left wing ideology. Children of the state have no protection, by design. Stop dreaming that the feds are anything but institutionalized evil.

  • Hey Bangkok – are you truly as stupid as you portray yourself or is it a game to you? If you are that stupid then you need to just deal with what I am about to say.

    You are either Chris Ambrose or a complete idiot who believes what he tells you or you are also a pedophile.

    Mr. Parlato has laid this all bare for everyone to consume and understand that as meaningless as you are to the world, you are dangerous to the most innocent of our society – so many women and children. Any man who uses the bullshit “Parental Alienation Syndrome” has so much to hide they have zero credibility or integrity.

    Geoff Herzog is another loser asshole like you. People like Chris Ambrose and Geoff Herzog should be given the death penalty and if they knew anything about Hillary Clinton they would have already received their sentence. Wishing you and your buddy Chris Ambrose and Geoff Herzog many, many years of rotting in hell. By the way, what makes a grown man lust after Latin American boys with short hair in Chris Ambrose’s case or in Geoff Herzog’s case; role playing a teenage girl trying to get raped in an incest relationship online? There are padded rooms and electric chairs for that sick shit!! Someone who knows!!

  • Frank, will you give your friend JJ a message for me?

    Please tell him that he needs to take more pride in both his wardrobe and personal appearance, cuz on American Greed his clothing looked off the rack, and his hair looked like stir-fried dogshit.

    He looked like a guy who’s given up any semblance of showing pride in his appearance.

    If money is an issue, please help him buy a new suit and to style his hair in a more human-like fashion.

    JJ needs help. His personal appearance has forced him to shrink to 8 feet, in my eyes.

    You are his friend. Please help him rise to being 9 feet tall again.

    Oh, and please tell him to NOT schedule his 8th COVID booster shot next month.

    His paranoid fear of COVID is unhealthy.

    He needs to get out of the house and mingle with crowds again.

    Please take him to EPCOT and Disneyworld at your earliest convenience, so he can get accustomed to being among crowds again —- without shitting his pants with fear.

    If money is an issue, I may be willing to help reimburse these expenses —- in order to get that cowardly POS out of the house.

    Let’s discuss it over a grand meal.

    My menu preference is freshly-ensnared wild hog, caught by your own hand, while spit-roasted at less than 1000 degrees —— basted in a heavenly sauce of your choosing.

  • This is false. I have been involved in a very high conflict custody case for years in CT and neither of us have money.

    • What’s happened to you – are you getting justice? Is there any source of money that is funding this – governmental or not for profit.

      Are your children coming out winners in this?

      • BangKOK
        Please contact the courts to find out if ANY of this allegation is true. Is the mother actually being separated from her kids- please speak with the prosecutors and the Judge as well. Something is wrong in those courts.
        It needs to be a “truthful” article- a lot of what we get from Frank is his own opinion, or what he thinks is okay.
        It needs to be “truthful”- NOT based on what he thinks is okay to print.
        All of the parties involved need to be talked to- and the truth needs to be told. There are SO many stupid things going on with what we read on this blog- it is all “Well I think” from Parlato- NOT actual words from the parties involved.
        Please help- !!!!!!!!!!!

      • You have caused more children and families pain then most mothers Frank. Can’t wait for your children to have a divorce so their personal lives can be published

        • ‘You have caused more children and families pain then most mothers Frank.’

          I wonder how you can believe this reflects any sort of reality? what are you saying?

          and in such a menacing little whisper complete with ancestral curses –

          Are you reading entrails?

        • Dear Anonymous. You apparently have not lived through what my wife and I are going through with her ex. If it were not for Frank’s Reporting on these cases, the public would not be aware of the corruption in the Connecticut Family Court system. My wife’s ex, Geoff Herzog has two Frank Reports (both below) that describe his truly strange and sickening activities. Geoff Herzog used his parents’ money, $1.5M to cover up his strangeness and have his ex (my wife now) thrown out of the house that she was rightfully living in with the children during their divorce and then have the children taken from her. While they were married, Geoff Herzog told her that if she divorced him he would take the children from her and have her living in the street. I met Robin and we started dating and learned of his activities through his own actions, not much research needed. There is so much disgusting behavior that should have had Geoff Herzog in jail if not prison. There is so much more of this story to be published but we have our plans with that…

          The GAL was Jill Planchar and now we know she even refused to get back on the case and in my opinion, it is because she wants nothing to do with this again since Frank is reporting the actual facts of the case that are no longer hidden from public view.

          You may ask, how did Frank come across this information? Let me tell you, Geoff Herzog brought a Defamation Lawsuit against former Attorney Nickola Cunha and lost. So Geoff Herzog outed himself and you can read the results below.

          Your inability to accept that the Connecticut Family Court system is corrupt is not only appalling but also shows that you are truly uneducated in this reality.

          I hope you take the time to educate yourself and if you do not, then you have no credibility talking about anything being false.

          Kenny G

  • BangKOK-
    I love your coverage on this story- YOU have nailed everything.

    Frank doesn’t talk to lawyers, the Judges or anyone else to get their feel on anything. Why? He would rather say”In my own opinion”- or “In the way that I see things”.

    We have observed that in a case years ago that Frank had- HE failed miserably. In EVERY WAY-!!!!!!!!!
    BangKOK- YOU have nailed the comment on “truth” and seeing stories that need to be written with complete “TRUTH”- NOT with what the person just comes up with.

    I am very convinced YOU are dynamite- !!!!! Way to go-!!!!! Finally someone said what needed saying to Frank.
    Way to go pal -!!!!! Love this -!!!’

    • Yes, Bangkok is great. See if you can find the picture of him on this page. Hint: He is over 10 feet tall.

      • Answer his question Frank. Name a lawyer or a Laywer you have talked to that proved your case. Tell us a specific judge that is profiting. Your like a little granny gossiping in whispers because you know your full of it. Remember, none of them of been found guilty of any criminal offenses. If your looking to see a real criminal look at the bathroom mirror.

        • I can give you the names of a few. Unfortunately, I would be harassed by local and state police. Like anyone else who files of complaint. Tried to go public. They are trying to shut us up. He’s telling the truth.

  • Common sense- you do not remove any parent from the lives of their children!!!

    These mothers have no allegation of abuse. Dcf/the state holds no interest in separating the mother and children!

    It’s unconscionable that discretionary power of judges are overriding state and federal laws.

    It should never be a “winner takes all”. For God sakes, they’ve essentially killed off these mothers. And to a lesser extent have done so to fathers.

    They are being vilified. Stop the abuse!

  • May God bless and protect you Mr. Parlato. You are going up against the belly of a beast that’s much taller and much wider than just nine feet.

    God bless and protect you too, Bangkok. You might be interested in calling the New Haven FBI office to ask them what they know about The Committee on Judicial Ethics discussion on April 19, 2013. Try asking them if Gerard Adelman’s position as “Director” of Connecticut AFCC, Inc. was discussed that day.

    Justice Schaller, Judge Karazin, Jr., Judge Dennis, Judge Keller, Professor Meyer and Attorney Martin R. Libbin participated in a discussion called an “Informal JE 2013-15 concerning whether a Judicial Official may serve on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization that provides services to court-involved clients and receives the majority of its funding from contracts with the Judicial Branch.”

    Some more possible questions to ask:

    1. Why was that discussion informal?

    2. Did anyone discuss whether or not to make a referral to the Justice Department to investigate possible interstate racketeering? (The AFCC was originally set up in several different states. It seems Attorney Martin Libbin might be aware of the details.)

    3. Did The Judicial Ethics Committee discuss Mr. Adelman’s activities as judge (since 2009) as it related to his position as “Director” of Connecticut AFCC, Inc.? Did they discuss his association with Dr Bruce Freedman as a court evaluator and “Treasurer” of Connecticut AFCC, Inc.?

    4. Did any judges and/or attorneys participating in that discussion aware of a remote possibility of crimes Mr. Adelman and Mr. Freedman might have committed with reference to federal racketeering laws? If so, what information, if any. was turned over to the Justice Department?

    According to the Minutes recorded that day, The Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics discussed the following:

    “The nonprofit organization has multiple contracts with the Judicial Branch to provide various assessments and services to, inter alia, litigants in family, juvenile and criminal court matters (hereinafter “clients”). Clients may be referred directly by the court, as well as by probation and family services personnel. Various contracts require the nonprofit organization to provide reports to the court and to have personnel appear in court to testify regarding a client’s success or failure to complete the services and programs provided by the nonprofit organization.

    Rule 1.2 of the Code of Judicial Conduct states that a judge “should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the … impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety. The test for appearance of impropriety is whether the conduct would create in reasonable minds a perception that the judge violated this Code or engaged in other conduct that reflects adversely on the judge’s honesty, impartiality, temperament, or fitness to serve as a judge.

    Rule 1.3 of the Code states that a “judge shall not use or attempt to use the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others or allow others to do so.”

    Rule 3.1 of the Code states that a Judicial Official may engage in extrajudicial activities, except as prohibited by law; however, a judge may not participate in extrajudicial activities that will (1) interfere with the proper performance of judicial duties, (2) lead to frequent disqualification, (3) appear to a reasonable person to undermine the judge’s independence, integrity or impartiality, or (4) appear to a reasonable person to be coercive.

    Rule 3.7(a) provides that a judge “may participate in activities sponsored by organizations or governmental entities concerned with the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice… including,…(6) serving as an officer, director, trustee, or nonlegal advisor of such an organization or entity, unless it is likely that the organization or entity: (A) will be engaged in proceedings that would ordinarily come before the judge; or (B) will frequently be engaged in adversary proceedings in the court of which the judge is a member or in any court subject to the appellate jurisdiction of the court of which the judge is a member.” The rule’s commentary states that “[e]ven for law related organizations, a judge should consider whether the membership and purposes of the organization, or the nature of the judge’s participation in or association with the organization, would conflict with the judge’s obligation to refrain from activities that reflect adversely on a judge’s independence, integrity, and impartiality.” Rule 3.7, cmt. (2).

    In discussing Rule 3.7(a)(6)(B), the Committee (with one member recused) determined that the prohibition on serving as an officer, director, trustee or nonlegal advisor of an organization concerned with the law, the legal system or the administration of justice if the organization “will frequently be engaged in adversary proceedings in the court of which the judge is a member” applies, not only when the organization is a party to adversary proceedings, but also when the organization supplies witnesses and reports for use in adversary proceedings. Based upon the foregoing, an appearance of impropriety would arise if a Judicial Official serving on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization or member of the Judicial Official’s staff were to refer clients to the nonprofit organization. Further, the nonprofit organization may use or attempt to use the prestige of the Judicial Official’s office when seeking additional contracts with the Judicial Branch or others. Accordingly, the Committee, with one member recused, unanimously determined that service on the nonprofit organization’s board of directors would violate Rules 1.2, 1.3, 3.1 and 3.7(a)(6)(B).”

    Rules and laws have been violated in Connecticut family courts for the past several decades, Bangkok.

    Either no one at the Department of Justice has been alert enough to know laws have been violated — or no one at the Department of Justice has the conscience to care enough to investigate and prosecute the crimes so parents and children will be protected in family courts from the horrible crimes committed there.

  • The judicial branch has no statisticians keeping count- the statistics would be in the funding re-ups. All mothers who enter courts in CT do not have equity – what is most fascinating is that Connecticut is the only state that provides for equity in court to women.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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