Public Exposure Moves Maine’s Attorney General Janet Mills

 

PPH reported “Maine attorney general enters fray over divorce case. In an unusual step, Attorney General Janet Mills has joined a vitriolic email exchange over the judicial branch’s appointment of a Cumberland County judge to be deputy chief of Maine’s District Court.

The appointment this week of Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz drew some heated opposition, most vocally from Lori Handrahan, a former Maine resident. Moskowitz presided over Handrahan’s bitter divorce and child custody case, which began in 2008, and ruled against her in several court orders.

After the announcement of Moskowitz’s appointment Tuesday, Handrahan sent dozens of mass emails and hundreds of tweets from several Twitter accounts to dozens of members of the Legislature and the media, demanding a federal investigation into what she called Moskowitz’s misconduct. She included a link to an online petition she started, calling for his removal from the bench.

While many state officials ignored the messages, Mills said she decided to respond, sending an email Wednesday that included Moskowitz’s May 2012 court order revoking Handrahan’s parental rights for her failure to undergo therapy for a “narcissistic personality disorder.”

Mills’ email went to the same list of legislators and media.

“I thought that since I was getting inquiries, I should give some context,” Mills said late Thursday afternoon, when asked in a phone interview why she would respond in such a public manner to Handrahan’s email.

“While this Office was not involved in her custody dispute, this decision, which is a matter of public record, may help you put into context the communications you have received from this individual,” Mills wrote in her email.” Read more HERE.

Now for the rest of the story…..

This newspaper article begs the question as to why A.G. Mills would “jump into the frey?”  It also requires additional reporting on what the PPH left out.  A.G. Mills’ conduct appears to attempt to discredit Lori Handrahan in an effort to protect the misconduct of Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz.

A.G. Janet Mills should be taking care of the peoples’ business. Notice and Demand to A.G. Janet Mills,which was brushed under the rug. Click here.  This is a matter of public trust and public interest. Yet, Janet Mills took no interest in this issue!

Jim Burke, a professor at the University of Maine School of Law,is absolutely correct in stating “People should be informed (about) who are the public servants who are working for them.” But try and get the mainstream media to report on this!

“Mills’ email drew quick criticism from state Rep. Lisa Villa, a member of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, who said Thursday that she is considering calling for a formal inquiry into citizens’ complaints that may have been filed against Moskowitz. In her opinion, “there are too many unanswered questions for (her) to be swayed by one document that doesn’t address some very disturbing issues.” “Villa, a Democrat from Harrison who ran for office on a platform of family court reform, said she took no position on Handrahan’s case but believes that complaints against judges are too often ignored.”

“The Senate chair of the Judiciary Committee, Linda Valentino, D-Saco, disagreed that legislators should be inquiring about judges’ qualifications. As chairperson of the Judiciary Committee, I don’t have a position. I don’t feel it is within the purview of the Judiciary Committee,” Valentino said. “I don’t feel this is a legislative issue. I feel this is a judicial issue.” She feels it’s a judicial issue, but not within the purview of her committee??

Re the Judiciary Committee:

The Judiciary Committee members’ task is to hear public testimony as to the honesty, integrity and qualifications of attorneys who are nominated by Governor LePage to be appointed and confirmed as Judges.

It is time for Maine people to see how the Legislators conduct their own actions of ignoring public presentations of written evidence and how they believe in their own favoritism of fellow legislators and Lawyers.

On March 11, 2014 a confirmation hearing was held on the nomination of former A.G. William Schneider. Sufficient documented evidence, as to Obstruction of Justice and cover up by A.G. Schneider, was submitted to the members of this committee. View video of this hearing ““A System in Crisis” and watch this travesty of public trust. (Opposition to nomination begins at 46:14) Click here.

With the documented evidence in their hands, ALL members of the Judiciary Committee voted in the affirmative as to confirmation of William Schneider.

Why did Rep. Lisa Villa, a member of the Judiciary Committee, not call for a “formal inquiry” into complaints against William Schneider? She had more than “one document.”

Would you not agree that the conduct of the members of the Judiciary Committee commands removal?

Mary Ann Lynch stated “she was unaware of any formal complaints against Moskowitz or any other judge” filed with the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability.   Cabanne Howard, the committee’s executive secretary, states  “all of the complaints filed with the committee are confidential unless the committee decides to charge a judge in the Supreme Judicial Court.” Members of this committee include judges/attorneys.  Is this NOT a conflict of interest?

The Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability is a Personal appointment which does not require a public hearing or approval of the State Legislature. If Governor LePage’s priority is to “put Maine people ahead of politics”, he must remove the members with this committee.

Augusta has all of its “bases” covered…to include the courtrooms… with its “revolving door policy.” 

Until the status quo changes, there will be no justice within Maine’s judicial system.

Where is the media coverage on this?

Related: Falmouth Today reports “A.G. MILLS’ CONDUCT THIS PAST FRIDAY RAISES QUESTIONS”, click here.

Research has revealed that Maine judges must be commissioned…and they are not! No commission = no oath of office = no judicial power. Read more HERE.

For more information on this subject type in “Lise from Maine” in the search section of this blog. Lots of information and discussion in the comments section.

AN ACT Redistributing the Powers of the Executive Council (1977)

Courtesy of Lise from Maine

PUBLIC LAWS OF THE STATE OF MAINE AS PASSED BY THE One Hundred and Seventh Legislature AT THE FIRST SPECIAL SESSION January 19, 1976 to April 29, 1976 AND THE SECOND SPECIAL SESSION June 14, 1976.

1977, Chap. 6 CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS – redistribution of powers to the Legislature to select or reject judges. View HERE.

Original Constitution of Maine (1820), click here.

Pursuant to the original constitution (1820) Art 5 sec 8, the governor shall nominate, and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint all judicial officers…..

This 1977 Act contradicts the original constitution.

The legislature (Judiciary Committee) has no authority to be involved in the acceptance or rejection of any nomination and appointment of judges.

Related:

Phil Merletti Commentary on “A System In Crisis” – Judicial Confirmation Hearing of William J. Schneider, click here.

“A System In Crisis”, view HERE.  (Judiciary Committee hearing)

Phil Merletti Commentary on “A System In Crisis” – Judicial Confirmation Hearing of William J. Schneider

update – 

April 16, 2014
Governor’s Office

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 16
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage administered the oath Tuesday to Judge William Schneider of the Maine District Court. Read more HERE.   Judge Schneider

“A System In Crisis”, view HERE. (Opposition to nomination begins at 46:14)

03/15/14

To all,

“On the 11th of March, Dottie LaFortune and I attended a public hearing at the Maine State Capital. The committee providing the public hearing was the Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee member’s task was to hear public testimony to the creditability of those Lawyers who were nominated by Governor LePage to be appointed and confirmed Judges.

The Public hearing’s procedure was, to witness those who where in favor of the appointment and confirmation of each nominee. The first hour of this hearing depicts the favoritism and camaraderie of other lawyers; judges and friends who never provided anything evidence more than verbal lip service.

Both Ms. LaFortune and I gave evidence proving that ex-Attorney General William Schneider refused to acknowledge the receipt of evidence mailed to his office and that he refused to log in our request for proper investigations concerning our evidence. The evidence that Ms. LaFortune and I produced showed that future requests were also ignored. The evidence that Ms. LaFortune and I produced also showed that the named persons in the evidence packages were also known friends to the ex-Attorney General. This alone would have given “reason for doubt” in anyone’s minds who read the evidence. All lawyers know the value of written statements and Attorney General William Schneider knew that if he acknowledged our request in writing, he would have had to not only follow through with the investigation, but he would also have to report his friends as criminals in fraudulent and unconstitutional actions.

There was one more element in the act of ignoring the evidence and refusal to engage an investigation. Birds of a feather fly together. The persons recorded in the request were fellow Republican Leaders. If the public and other Republicans were to find out that their leaders were involved in “Voter Fraud” and Unconstitutional activities to prevent people from their right as U.S. and Maine people from voting, the top three leaders, Charles Webster, Charles Summers and Andrea Cushing would be removed from their positions and be found guilty as charged.

It is time for the Maine people to see how the Legislators conduct their own actions of ignoring public presentations of written evidence and how they believe in their own favoritism of fellow legislators and Lawyers. Please click on to the following link called “A System in Crisis” and watch this travesty of public trust. The first hour of verbal descriptions was to convince the Judiciary Committee that Ex-Attorney General Schneider can walk on water, is incredibly boring, but the attention should become more interesting as Ms. Fortune and I layout the truth.

One word of caution, be ready to feel betrayed as the Judiciary Committee imitates the same behavior of the Attorney General William Schneider and ignores the written evidence and throws any doubt to the wind. The Committee members in total vote in favor of allowing an Ex-Attorney General to become a Judge who just may repeat his past actions and ignore what he wishes and play favoritism and crony politics for whom ever he wishes.

Please catch the phrase that Senator Burns uses to acknowledge his favoritism for Attorney General Schneider, he says, “a resounding yes!”.”

“A System In Crisis”, view HERE. (Opposition to nomination begins at 46:14)

Phil Merletti

“Note #1. This was an observation that I had when Ms. Fortune started using the words crime and fraud in her presentation. All of the lawyers and legislators that gave a verbal presentation in behalf of Ex-Attorney General Schneider quickly got out of their chairs and made it outside, where they stayed until I finished my presentation. I thought that the exodus was quite odd, but after discussing this event, I was told that Lawyers and public officials who are knowledgeable of a crime and they willfully ignore it or fail to report the crime, it can amount to the offense in itself.

Note #2. We are looking into the fact that three Judiciary Committee members that received and viewed the evidence that Ms. Fortune and I submitted did not ask for recess for a discussion to not confirm Schneider until the evidence could be proven. These three Committee Members are not only Legislative Public Officials, they are trusted to not put questionable people on the bench. I say this because they are also Lawyers and they did not question the fact that they are now in position of the same evidence that Attorney General had received. This evidence is the same evidence that Schneider willfully ignored and showed favor to his friends who were also in the same political party! We are at present time investigating their ignorance of their responsibility to act accordingly

Excepts from Dottie and Tim

In nearly all justice systems, the main firepower is reserved for the lead offender in a crime; however, those who help that person escape punishment by concealing facts are not forgotten. Under the American system, failure to report a crime can amount to an offense in itself,

Accessory After the Fact

One of the most basic reporting charges is accessory after the fact, broadly defined as someone who helps or hides a criminal trying to avoid getting caught.

Obstruction of Justice

Another key concept, obstruction of justice, applies more directly to public officials, who may be charged for perverting justice.

Perjury

Perjury exemplifies the basic legal standard that may come into play for not reporting a crime–whether by omission or lying under oath in a court.”

Related:  Aroostook Watchmen with Guest Phil Merletti on Confirmation Hearing of William Schneider For Judgeship, click here.

Maine Governor Lepage Nominates Former AG William Schneider For Judgeship, click here.

Research has revealed that Maine judges must be commissioned…and they are not! No commission = no oath of office = no judicial power, click here.

For more information on this subject type in “Lise from Maine” in the search section of this blog. Lots of information and discussion in the comments section.

Published in: on March 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm  Comments (7)  

A System in Crisis – Judicial Confirmation Hearing of William J. Schneider

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Maine Judiciary Committee – Confirmation Hearing – William J. Schneider to the Maine District Court, Tuesday March 11, 2014.

The Judiciary Committee voted unanimously on the confirmation of William Schneider.

View hearing, click here.

Judiciary Committee members.

Related, click here.

This committee and all attorneys in attendance now have personal knowledge of crimes committed.

Please forward to all of your contacts.

Published in: on March 13, 2014 at 6:58 am  Comments (7)  

Aroostook Watchmen with Guest Phil Merletti on Confirmation Hearing of William Schneider For Judgeship

Phil recaps the events of the hearing.

The Judiciary Committee voted unanimously on the confirmation of William Schneider.

03/12/2014 08:00 AM EDT (1:00:04)
EPISODE1409 – AROOSTOOK WATCHMEN

Listen HERE.

The 5 Remonstrances, click here.

Maine Judiciary Committee – Confirmation Hearing – William J. Schneider to the Maine District Court, click here.

Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary

Senator Linda M. Valentino (D-York), Chair

Senator John L. Tuttle, Jr. (D-York)  (absent)

Senator David C. Burns (R-Washington)

Representative Charles R. Priest (D-Brunswick), Chair

Representative Kimberly J. Monaghan-Derrig (D-Cape Elizabeth)

Representative Jennifer DeChant (D-Bath)

Representative Matthew W. Moonen (D-Portland)

Representative Stephen W. Moriarty (D-Cumberland)

Representative Lisa Renee Villa (D-Harrison)

Representative Jarrod S. Crockett (R-Bethel)*

Representative Michael G. Beaulieu (R-Auburn)

Representative Anita Peavey Haskell (R-Milford)

Representative Stacey K. Guerin (R-Glenburn)

Representative Wayne T. Mitchell (Penobscot Nation)

Governor Paul LePage
207-287-3531
Fax 207-287-1034
E-mail, click here

Senate President Justin L. Alfond (D-Cumberland County)
Senate President’s Office (207) 287-1500
home: 232-4187
E-mail: justin@justinalfond.com

Senate Majority Leader Troy D. Jackson (D-Aroostook County)
Senate Majority Office (207) 287-1515
home: 398-4081
cell: 436-0763
E-mail: SenTroy.Jackson@legislature.maine.gov

Senate Minority Leader Michael D. Thibodeau (R-Waldo County)
Senate Minority Office (207) 287-1505
home: 223-5177
E-mail: SenatorThibodeau@aol.com

Speaker of the House Mark Eves (D-North Berwick)
(207) 287-1300
E-mail RepMark.Eves@legislature.maine.gov

Rep. Seth A. Berry, Majority Leader D-Bowdoinham)
House Majority Office (207) 287-1430
E-Mail: RepSeth.Berry@legislature.maine.gov

Rep. Kenneth Wade Fredette, Minority Leader R-Newport)
House Minority Office (207) 287-1440
E-Mail: RepKenneth.Fredette@legislature.maine.gov

OPEGA MISSION
The Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA) exists to support the Legislature in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to improve the accountability, oversight and performance of State government for the benefit of Maine’s citizens.

Related:  (now former) Secretary of State Charlie Summers, click here.

The Lisbon Reporter: “Maine’s Circle of Corporational Corruption and Complexity Widens”

Thank you Lisbon Reporter for spreading the word! Click here.

Related: Trail Of Evidence That Leads From Maine’s Original Constitution To The Commission Of Maine Judges, click here.

For more information on this subject type in “Lise from Maine” in the search section of this blog. Lots of information and discussion in the comments section.

Maine Governor LePage Nominates Former AG William Schneider For Judgeship

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Gov. Paul LePage nominated the following two District Court judges for the Superior Court bench and five other people for District Court judgeships, including former AG William Schneider:

Judge Daniel I. Billings to the Superior Court bench                                                                                                                           Judge Robert E. Mullen to be a Superior Court bench

Attorney General William J. Schneider and Assistant Attorney General Andrew Benson to be District Court judges

Barbara L. Raimondi, Lance E. Walker and Eric J. Walker to serve as District Court judges.

LePage renominated four District Court judges: Michael Cantara, Charles Dow, Valerie Stanfill and Rick Lawrence. He also renominated two Superior Court justices, Andrew Horton and Nancy Mills, and one Supreme Judicial Court justice, Andrew Mead.

Says LePage “As governor, I have the utmost respect and have been impressed with the high quality work of the judicial branch,” the governor said in the press release. “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics. These nominees reflect those priorities.”

Read more HERE and HERE. Be sure to view the comments.

Before considering Gov. LePage’s nomination of William Schneider to the court, albeit fake courts, the following must be considered.

States Gov. LePage “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics.”  William Schneider does not possess the qualifications, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness of a judgeship. Schneider will carry his bias, prejudicial and selective “web of deceit” into the courtroom.

LePage is aware of much of Lise’s documentation on the original constitution (1820) and Maine’s judicial system. He requested documents from her and she provided them to him. (To view documents, in the search box type in “Lise from Maine”.)

A criminal complaint was filed with A.G. Schneider on January 10, 2011 regarding the following:

FRAUD – A scheme was devised by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343 and 36 M.R.S.A., 5 M.R.S.A. § 4684, to unlawfully obtain ownership of real estate. The enterprise involved is an “enterprise” as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1961(4).

EXTORTION – The “enterprise”, conspiring in concert with others, aided and abetted theft and extortion through the commission of state and federal offenses and gained financially by receiving the proceeds and benefits of this extortion in violation of 17-A M.R.S.A. §§ 353, 355 and 18 U.S.C. § 880. This entire “scheme” is a series of RICO predicate acts as 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a) expressly makes conspiracy a predicate act and a crime. The furtherance of these crimes was in violation of 17-A M.R.S.A. §§ 353, 354, 355 and 18 U.S.C. § 1349, 241, 242.

MAIL & WIRE FRAUD – The internet and U.S. Postal service were used by the enterprise/associate” to further extort money in the amount of $35,000 in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343. These were also multiple predicate acts under RICO statutes.

BANK & SECURITIES FRAUD – The “enterprise”/agent involved unlawfully used property, other than his own, as collateral by means of false or fraudulent pretenses and did obtain a mortgage from a bank in the amount of $105,000.00 in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344 and § 1348. The Security Instrument involved, was obtained through unlawful activity and constitutes “racketeering activity” as defined by 18 U.S.C. §1961 and money laundering as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1956 and § 1957.

Governor LePage is aware of this complaint – he took no action. Click here.

John Morris, Comm. Dept. of Public Safety has aided and abetted in the A.G.’s cover up of these crimes – RICO violations. Response from Mr. Morris, HERE.

Pursuant to 25 MRS, Chap. 351: Department of Public Safety §2908. Police officers; powers and duties; cooperation, the Commissioner of Public Safety may expand the duties and powers of police officers beyond the duties and powers enumerated in this section to investigate, prosecute, serve process on and arrest violators of any law of this State.

A Remonstrance for Maine Government was presented by the Aroostook Watchmen at an emergency meeting with Governor LePage, click here.

The  “continuity of racketeering activity” within the state of Maine, violation of his oath of office, non-compliance of Maine’s statutes, violations of common law rights of the people will only be continued with Schneider on the bench. Appointing a former prosecutor to the bench will only reap the same results as Judge Michael Cantara (former York County prosecutor). Judge Cantara has been hiding behind a mask since his days as District Attorney of York County. He didn’t get where he is being on the side of the people. He’s been aware of the frauds perpetrated by banks since the 1990′s and did NOTHING except shield Saco Biddeford Savings Bank, Attorney Michele Robert (who now occupies a position in the State A.G.’s office) and (now former) Judge Robert Crowley. JUDGE MICHAEL CANTARA’S STALL TACTICS ON REAGAN’S FORECLOSURE CASE, read more HERE.
Read the comments where Cantara presided over other cases and destroyed families.

Also take into consideration Governor LePage’s Judicial Selection Committee. Click here.
Joshua Tardy will serve as the committee’s chair.
Be sure to view the comments section.

Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability HERE. These are personal appointments by the Governor. Is there not a serious conflict of interest here? Judges judging judges?

Augusta has all its “bases” covered…to include the courtrooms.

Public hearings will be held on these judicial nominees. People must attend and testify in opposition.

Related: click here.

Aroostook Watchmen – Emergency Meeting With Governor Paul LePage

Jack and Phil discuss the extraordinary meeting with Governor LePage.  To listen, click here.  (sound comes in at approx. 12 minutes into the broadcast)

Remonstrance For Maine Government, click here.

There is some concern that, should Governor LePage pursue the Remonstance, he might be “set up.” Should that happen it will expose “who” set him up and the people will back up Governor LePage.

Discussion is had on the wild goose chase by the Attorney General’s office and that Governor LePage will look into that. It’s hopeful that he will. However, at the beginning of his tenure, the Governor was apprised of the “less than poor” job performance of his constitutional officers, specifically William Schneider, A.G. and Charlie Summers, Secretary of State. Unfortunately, former Attorney General Janet Mills and former Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap have returned to their former positions…and nothing will change. Nothing was done about A.G. William Schneider, nor Secretary of State Charlie Summers and replacing them with “formers” will not yield a different result.

Additionally, unconstitutional bills go beyond the 2nd amendment.

Constitutional violations continue due to the uninformed, uneducated legislators which is in total conflict with their sworn oaths of office.

Whenever a constitutional violation is perpetrated against one of the people, they have a right to redress in the court.  However, much research has been done regarding our judicial system. (view this post – comments)

Whether one has an issue of foreclosure, thefts involving property, children, animals, etc. , you ultimately end up in court. Judges are paid state employees. If you file a complaint against a judge it goes before the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability. See members on this committee. Is this not a conflict of interest…a serious issue that Governor LePage can resolve…remove judges/attorneys judging judges.  These members are personal appointments by the governor.

Related: CORRUPTION AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST PERMEATES WITHIN THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DISABILITY

This blog was started to educate and inform the public. There is much information and documentation to prove malfeasance of office, official corruption and oppression, violations of unalienable rights, cover up of violations of law by our elected officials …. and so much more.

For more info, type the name/agency in the “search engine.”  More info/documents will be added as time permits.

In the meantime, please support the efforts of the Aroostook Watchmen and forward the posts on this blog far and wide.

Do not be fooled by the wolves in sheep clothing!

Your comments and questions are more than welcome. Please feel free to post.

[new post] HOW MUCH MORE MUST WE TAKE OF U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE CHARLES SUMMERS?

Maine’s Secretary of State who’s running for U.S. Senate has a message to critics who wanted him to step down as secretary of state during the campaign. “They want me to resign and I’m not going to do it,” Charlie Summers said. The secretary of state’s office administers Maine elections, and the Maine People’s Alliance says Summers, a Republican, should resign because of a conflict in overseeing his own election.

This past May, Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. appointed a Commission to Study the Conduct of Elections in Maine, in accordance with Resolve, Chapter 133 (enacted by the 125th Maine State Legislature). He tasked the Commission with conducting a study of voter participation, the system governing voter registration and the conduct of elections in our State; the intent being that their findings, as well as any recommended legislation, would be reported to the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs of the 126th Legislature.

Voters shut out of election hearing.

Related:  U.S. Senate Candidates Angus King, Charles Summers Face Off In First Debate In Front Of An Invitation-only Audience

MAINE SECRETARY OF STATE CHARLIE SUMMERS WINS ELECTION AND JULIE FLYNN GETS TO COUNT HER BOSS’ VOTES

 COMMISSION TO STUDY THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS IN MAINE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS

To  Secretary of State Charles Summers and his cohorts Maine’s Attorney General William Schneider and Jonathan Wayne, Director of the Ethics Commission, I demand an investigation into Maine’s elections ….and accountability. How can Charles Summers justify his candidacy for U.S. Senate? He can’t even uphold his duties as Secretary of State.

[new post] Congressional Testimony: Dottie Lafortune to Bill Windsor of Lawless America in Maine

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