Maine Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz Comes Under Review At Public Forum

May 12, 2014

Courtesy of Lori Handrahan

Another Police Chief Arrested for Rape of Twin 5 year old girls Questions that Journalists Must Ask”

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Subject: FW: Another Police Chief Arrested for Rape of Twin 5 year old girls Questions that Journalists Must Ask
Importance: High

Dear Noel and Maine Journalists;

It is enormously frustrating to read all the media reports of yet another former Maine Police Chief in his 70s arrested for the rape of very small children and to have the entire Maine press corps not even ask the most fundamental questions. Please, please, please.

1. Twin 5 year old girls were raped by a 72 year old former Maine Police Chief. This is CHILD TRAFFICKING. Who gave Smith access? How much did Retired Police Chief Smith pay to rape these children? How many times have this children been shared around Maine for sex abuse and by whom?

2. I guarantee you that this is not the first time these five year old twin girls have been abused. Nor is it the first time Chief Smith has been raping little children.

3. Why, just the Police Chief Demers’ arrest last month, why, why, why did Maine Police fail to follow STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPs) that cops across the country follow in any case where there is even concerning behavior by a cop around children. Concerning behavior by a police officer around children IS ENOUGH to pull a search warrant for his/her electronics to obtain the massive child porn that almost always exists.

4. The reason it is critical to get the electronics immediately is that child porn is crime scenes. This is electronic evidence of who is raping the children. No one, and I mean no one, rapes children anymore without producing child porn. There is no way on God’s green earth that these two 70 year old former Maine Police Chiefs did not have huge collections of child porn.

5. I have told everyone who will listen, my daughter’s father was found by our investigators on a known child porn trading site and Maine Computer Crimes Director Lt. Glenn Lang refused to investigate. The arrest of Chief Smith and Chief Demers is directly related to my daughter’s case because it is yet again more evidence of the child trafficking being run and protected in Maine by police—starting with Lt. Glenn Lang Maine Computer Crimes Director.

6. Will not one journalist in Maine even call Lt. Glenn Lang and ask him what he is doing? Why no search warrants were pulled for either retired Police Chiefs?

I’ve attached both a national level FOIA that was filed by Cause of Action in Washington DC regarding concerns about Glenn Lang. I’m attaching chapters from my book Child Porn Nation. Please scroll down to the section on arrests for police officers of child porn, Chapter Two starts on pg. 42. The section on local cops starts on pg. 62.

You will note that even in places like LaPorte Indiana, search warrants are pulled, as SOPs, for even reports of concerning behavior around children. Why not Maine?

David Oldham, a 42 year old Sheriff’s Deputy in LaPorte County Indiana, was arrested on eight counts of child porn possession, child molestation and tampering with evidence. LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer contacted Indiana State Police after Deputy Oldham’s wife contact the Sheriff expressing concern about Oldham’s relationship with a 12-year-old neighborhood boy. The boy was spending nights with Oldham, sleeping in the same bed, after riding in the patrol car when Oldham worked the midnight shift. Despite Oldham’s attempts to destroy his hard drive investigators were able to recover some 70 child sex abuse images and 7 videos from Oldham’s home computer.[i]

Lori Handrahan, Ph.D.

Evidence proves that Maine’s Attorney General’s Office has refused to investigate crimes, matters of public trust and public interest. Just a couple of examples:

Notice and Demand to A.G. Janet Mills,which was brushed under the rug. Click here.

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

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.

It appears that the Attorney General has final say in whether or not to investigate crimes. When A.G. Schneider brushed this RICO case under the rug, John Morris, Comm. Dept. of Public Safety was contacted. Does he fear the Attorney General? He 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.

Why aren’t state legislators stepping up to the plate?

Related:  FOIA-Judge David Kennedy, click here.


May 12, 2014

FTM, May 12, 2014, reports “CATCHING A POLITICIAN IN A LIE WITH THEIR OWN EMAIL, PRICELESS! Recently Rep. Lisa Villa, (D) REPEATEDLY went on the record every where she could, to take credit for organizing a public forum to discuss problems with the Guardians Ad Litem system, Maine Family Court, and Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz in particular. Only one problem, it was COMPLETELY set in motion by Lori Handrahan, from her D.C. location.

That didn’t stop Villa from jumping into a possible good political situation and take credit for it. But, it turns out she and others actually sent emails before the meeting acknowledging Lori was the organizer.

What’s worse, a politician that lies, or a stupid politician that lies and leaves an email trail that proves she LIED? You can see the emails below.

That wasn’t enough of a bonehead move by Villa, she had to double down and go all in, and take the video camera cards from the South Portland Cable TV manager, a public document protected under the FOAA law. FTM immediately sought court protection for the camera cards and served the city the notice. Why would Villa seize the camera cards? Could it be to protect a fellow Dem, Judge Moskowitz, whose conduct in court was criticized repeatedly by the victims of that conduct? You can see the filing below.

On top of that violation of the FOAA law, Villa somehow mistakenly believes her position “as representing all the people in Maine” (her exact words) gives her authority greater than any elected person in this country to say the following, “She is not afraid of releasing the footage to any legitimate news outlet…” (Quoted from the Washington Times article) When did this pipsqueak of a State Representative, get to decide which news outlets were ‘legitimate and which ones were not legitimate’. FTM likely has a larger readership every week than the margin of votes that put Villa in office. Rep. Villa perhaps when you’re NOT busy taking credit for organizing a meeting that you didn’t, stealing public documents from South Portland, and picking ‘legitimate’ news outlets, you could find the time to read the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, try to concentrate your brain power on the part that discusses FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. Perhaps you could point out the section where pipsqueak members of the Maine Legislature get to decide who and what are legitimate news outlets?

What does Villa do next? She thinks it’s a big joke with a LOL on her email you can see below.”

Read more HERE.

May 10, 2014

Courtesy of Wayne from Maine

Affidavit – A.G. Janet Mills, HERE.

Legal Notice to A.G. Janet Mills, HERE.

Notification – Judiciary Committee, HERE.

May 9, 2014

Communities Digital News reports “Maine Legislators Spar Over Judicial Appointee, Corruption in Family Courts.” Maine legislators have called for a review of the State’s family courts following the complaints of parents dismayed by the news of the recent promotion of family court Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz to the position of Deputy Chief Judge of the Maine Districts Courts. Legislators say the appointment comes as a shock to many members of the public, who consider Judge Moskowitz “the least likely candidate” for appointment to this very important, pivotal office within the Judicial Branch operations.

“Judge Moskowitz is one of 4 family court judges about whom we consistently hear significant complaints from users of his court, victims of his actions,” said Senator David E. Dutremble (D-Biddeford) last Friday in an an email that was addressed to several dozen of his legislative colleagues, as well as many other members of State and Federal law enforcement units. Dutremble, a divorced father of five children whose father was a local sheriff, currently sits on the State Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

“Who was party to making this decision? Why was he chosen over other candidates? What was the objective basis for choosing him in terms of knowledge, skill and experience leading to this decision?” Read more HERE.

The people have called “for a top to bottom investigation into the way the State’s Judicial Branch does business” as far back as 1979. Congresswoman Olympia Snowe letter, HERE.

Can the people expect accountability in the State’s courts when a large number of judges come out of  the Attorney General’s  office? The latest example of this is the confirmation of former A.G. William Schneider.  “A System In Crisis”, view HERE. (Opposition to nomination begins at 46:14)

Governor Paul LePage just recently nominated William Stokes,  chief of the criminal division in the Maine Attorney General’s Office, for judgeship, click here.

After the public forum, Michael Doyle “made an open records request seeking copies of the tapes, which Doyle says contain footage of dozens of Maine consumers who have been “broken, bankrupted and destroyed by the train wreck that is Maine’s family courts” airing complaints about Maine’s courts, specifically concerning Judge Moskowitz”, but “Representative Villa went to South Portland Town Hall and successfully obtained all of the copies of the Community Television tapes of the Open Forum on Maine Judges to prevent the forum from being aired.” “Doyle immediately went to court and sought unsuccessfully to obtain a protection order preventing Villa from further concealing the public records from disclosure, or possibly tampering with or destroying the record’s integrity.” Justice Thomas Humphrey refused to sign an Emergency Restraining Order to protect an original video of highly critical comments about fellow Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz.

This is deja vue all over again with officials suppressing the truth at Biddeford Public Access.  First Amendment case. Who’s side is Rep. Lisa Villa on? It looks good on its face that two legislators attended the forum, but unfortunately it’s not what it appears to be! Why can’t Rep. Villa “edit” the tape as to what she needs (or wants)? What is there to hide? The truth? Once again, proof is in the pudding!

Rep. Villa’s statement that “she admits that she obtained the tapes out of concerns that victims would be exploited by the footage spanning 4-hours” doesn’t hold water. Everyone who chose to speak had full knowledge that the forum was being recorded.  Villa has reason to ” fear for her own family’s safety if the court were to retaliate against her in response to her public efforts to reform the justice system.” This is what the court does! Is this why she chose to vote in the affirmative in the confirmation of William Schneider? Does she fear her colleagues too? If yes, she has reason to as they are paddling the same boat as the judges. Are legislators so fearful under the dome? If so, THEN STAND UP with the people! Why would the naming of judges “ derail Rep. Villa’s audit”? 

Linda Valentino (D-Saco), chairperson of the Judiciary Committee, disagrees “that legislators should be inquiring about judges’ qualifications” and doesn’t “feel it is within the purview of the Judiciary Committee.”  She ” doesn’t feel that this is a legislative issue.”  She “feels this is a judicial issue. ”What? You can view Senator Valentino’s job performance by listening to “A System In Crisis”. 

It is encouraging that Senator Dutremble intends to keep pushing for answers. Let’s keep watch on this. If he follows through, he will get the support of people behind him.

Judge Moskowitz is not the only judge who has violated the Rule of Law or constitutional rights of victims. He is not the only judge who has irreparably harmed and totally devastated lives and families. This is no surprise to us as we have run into roadblocks at every level in seeking accountability. Augusta has all of its “bases” covered…to include the courtrooms… with its “revolving door policy.” All doors to remedy injustices are closed!

Too many people have suffered at the hands of (in)justice whether it be the unlawful confiscation of your property, business, livelihoods, homes, children, etc.

This official corruption was not “nipped in the bud”, now elected officials can enjoy the exposure it yields.


FTM CALLS FOR SUSPENSION OF JUDGE JEFFREY MOSKOWITZ, click here. (Mike, great article, but the integrity of Republicans comes into play, as well. However, justice is not a “party” issue.)

Have You Been Harmed By Maine’s Judicial System? Click here.

The pattern of CORRUPTION AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST PERMEATES WITHIN Maine’s judicial system, click here.

How Governor John Baldacci and Senator Elizabeth Mitchell pushed the re-appointment of Judge Christine Foster through rather quickly. There was a pending complaint against Judge Foster before the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability. This was discovered on the Maine Senate webpage In Senate Chamber, Friday, November 19, 2010:

“Pursuant to the provisions of Article 5, Part 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and the laws of the State of Maine, the Senate convened in the Senate Chamber at Ten o’clock in the morning and was called to order by President ELIZABETH H. MITCHELL of Kennebec County.” There is something wrong with this picture. The ten o’clock Senate confirmation (of Judge Christine Foster) session was posted at 7:30 A.M. Read more HERE.

As you can see, Augusta has all of its “bases” covered…to include the courtrooms… with its “revolving door policy.” When will ALL legislators wake up and step up? Or will they continue to shield the Attorney General’s Office and be part of the problem and not the solution?

You can be assured that you have not heard the end of this!

Maine Court Judges Exposed!

Falmouth Today, Editor Michael Doyle, unveils more judicial corruption within Maine courts.

Attorney Jens-Peter Bergen and Judges named in this article are the same players in the theft of my business property,  my home and property in Arundel, Maine.

I went public with a public access t.v. talk show, The Maine Forum, from April 18, 2001 to July 2002 when (now former mayor) Donna Dion and (now former city councilor) Jim Grattelo banned me from Biddeford Public Access. My reasons for going public was due to the controlled mainstream media’s refusal to print or broadcast the truth that people had a right to know. I was tired of having issues brushed under the rug. The Maine Forum was a vehicle used to educate and inform the public on issues that involved everyone at the local, county, state and federal levels. It was time to take a stand for my (our) rights before we no longer had any rights left. Many wonderful and interesting people from Maine to California were guests on my program.

The July 4, 2001 program “What Price Justice?’ featured Philip Castora, a licensed Private Investigator, who gave a report containing his opinions and conclusions with respect to various public documents relative to his investigation into fraudulent confiscations of property through the concerted actions of city officials, bankers, the courts…….and let’s not forget William Zafirson, HAZA Auctioneer who went crying to the mayor because I mentioned his name on my program.

Read more, click here.

Read more about:

Jens Peter Bergen, Esq.

Attorney Jens-Peter Bergen, one of the client’s charged in the Zumba Prostitution Case, was also involved in the theft of Dorothy Lafortune’s home in concert with officials in the City of Biddeford and Biddeford District Court Judge Christine Foster.

As with both cases, Atty. Bergen knows, or should know, the law. In the Zumba case he chose to commit a criminal or unlawful act that reflects adversely on his honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as an attorney. Since the beginning of this case it was obvious there would be a double standard of justice and selective prosecutions where it concerned public officials/attorneys. Attorney Bergen and his cronies in the City of Biddeford, including Judge Christine Foster, are NOT above the law! This is NOT the first time he violates the law! The proof is in the pudding!

Wouldn’t you agree that Attorney Jens-Peter Bergen, who knows, or should know, the law and pled guilty to violating state law is conduct unbecoming an attorney and in violation of BAR rules and professional conduct? He gets away with just a slap on the wrist and still practices law in Maine.

And what about the remaining suspects?

Freedom of Access Act request, December 27, 2012

Second Freedom of Access Act request, January 20, 2013

On January 28, 2013 a response was received to my FOA request to Justina McGettigan, Deputy D.A. from D.A. Kathryn Slattery. D.A. Slattery provided the list of approximate 60 individuals charged. The request was for the remaining 150+ suspects charged.

FOIA – clarification, February 7, 2013

Why is it so difficult to get a response from the District Attorney’s Office to a FOA request? Why will the D.A. not uphold Maine statute and supply the list of the remaining 150+ suspects charged?

Atty. Bergen represented the owner of a Maine Realty company and aid and abet the theft of Lafortune’s home and aided and abetted in the attempt to extort $35,000 from her. Her persistence in pursuing this fraud against her led to the mysterious disappearance of the case file in Biddeford District Court. 

She was not afforded the opportunity, consideration and fairness in the reporting of her side of the story. She was not ensured a fair trial. She was maliciously prosecuted when (now former) D.A. Mark Lawrence had her evidence in hand and working with her. She lost her home, removed by a 13 member SWAT team, armed and masked, arrested and charged with criminal trespass upon her own property and thrown out into the street like a wild animal. She most certainly resents the fact that she paid the salaries of these official “scabs” to defraud and “rape” her.

See summary of Criminal Trespass charge, click here.

Judge Arthur Brennan, click here and here.

Judge Thomas Humphrey

Paper trail to my complaint against Judge Christine Foster, dismissed by the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability also leads to Judge Humphrey.

Related, click here.

Well, if  “you haven’t heard of a docket, any docket, being removed from the court system locally or statewide”, you’ve got more proof that this is “procedure” within Maine’s courtrooms.

Take Notice:

Members on the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability include Judges Paul Fritzsche, Robert E. Crowley. Is this not a conflict of interest? Judge Thomas Humphrey previously sat on the committee. He is the current Chief Justice of the Superior Courts.

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.

The corruption is rampant, blatant and more visible with greater exposure. It’s time to take this “bull by the horns.”


BDN reports “The probate judge in Washington County was sanctioned Thursday by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for failing to dispose promptly of cases.”

“Judges are paid by the counties but must abide by the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct.”

All judges must abide by the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct. Sounds like another “selective” process by Maine’s judicial system. How many of us have waited more than 30 days for a decision from the courts?

I would like Maine Supreme Court Chief Justice Leigh Saufley to justify the sanction against Judge Lyman Holmes when she and the Supreme Court justices have seriously violated the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct, violated state statutes, covered for criminal activity and have denied every single appeal I filed with the Maine Supreme Court. Have any of you had your appeal heard?

It is imperative that Governor Paul LePage include judicial reform in his list of reforms. First order of business, the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability. It is a direct conflict of interest to have judges sitting on this committee when, in all likelihood, they have been involved with the business brought before them.

Will the BDN or PPH report on this? Highly unlikely. However, the Clarion Edict will keep you posted.

Read more:




Administrative responsibilities; duties of Court Administrator, clerks




See Carolina Crime Report, “The $100 million crime in Wake Court and Administrative Office of the Court.”

“The state auditor caught the crime in the Performance Audit of the Court System, released in June 2011.

The Wake County Court is violating state, federal and international statutes, laws, constitutions and treaties.

1. Wake court’s violations of Title 42 U.S. Code §1983, §1985, §1986 and Title 18, §3, §371, §505, §514, §641, §643 §644,§ 645 §648, §649, § 650, § 651, § 652, § 653, §871, §1001, §1621, §1956, §1957, §2071(b), §2232 Title 26, §7206, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 USC §1030) Exposed

2. Wake Court Superior Court Judge Ignores Felonies–Court clerks use fake documents & court seal for financial gain and unlawfully change case status in ACIS computer system.

3. Wake court charging innocent defendants for other people’s crimes, and is not following NC General Statute 7A-304 which requires that uniform costs are charged to defendants.

4. Wake Court Clerk Causing False Arrests, a violation of the 4th amendment.

5. Per North Carolina General Statute 7A-105, Judge Stephens is responsible for disciplining and/or firing court clerks for failing to use lawful court documents and for misuse of the court seal.

6. Taking public money in excess of that prescribed by law is a violation of Title 18, 641, and it causes a fictitious obligation, Title 18, 514. Taking excess fines violates the 8th amendment, and Title 18, 871 extortion.

When judges act outside their judicial function, such as in supervising their employees, they do not have absolute Immunity. Per Title 18, 505, it is a felony to misuse a court seal and it is also a felony to use fake court documents. Per Title 18, 514, fictitious documents are illegal and when used to attempt to collect money is extortion, Title 18, 871.

If the superior court clerk and judge in residence applied “reasonable diligence” in performing their duties as required by Title 42, they would stop the crime and notify the victims that they are due relief. They are “color of law” officials guilty of violations of Title 42, 18 and 26.”

Criminal Complaint against Judge Christine Foster, Biddeford District Court, to James T. Glessner, Maine State Court Administrator, November 4, 2009.

My correspondence to James T. Glessner, Maine State Court Administrator, January 16, 2010, regarding my request for an administrative hearing to present evidence of a pattern of violations of procedural due process, the inefficient administration of justice, the tampering with court dockets/files, and non compliance with State and Federal law in the York County courts.

An audit and full investigation is warranted into the office of Maine’s Administrator of the Courts.

BDN reported  “Officials at the Department of Health Human Services confirmed Thursday that four program directors have been relieved of their duties by the LePage administration.”

“What I can tell you is when there is a new [administration] political appointment changes are to be expected,” said Adrienne Bennett, LePage’s spokeswoman. “As far as the cultural change — we must ensure that all state workers are focusing on their departments’ mission.”

Governor LePage must include the judicial department since “workers” are not “focusing on their departments’ mission.”

Published in: on August 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm  Comments (2)  


D.C. Chief Judge Assumes Presidency of Judicial Leadership Group – Conference of Chief Justices.
 “District of Columbia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric Washington recently began his term as president of the Conference of Chief Justices, a national organization that makes policy recommendations, develops educational programs and advises state judicial systems on best practices for court administration.”

National Center for State Courts.

 “NCSC is the organization courts turn to for authoritative knowledge and information, because its efforts are directed by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders.”

“The National Center for State Courts is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization founded at the urging of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren E. Burger. He envisioned NCSC as a clearinghouse for research information and comparative data to support improvement in judicial administration in state courts.”

“Over twenty years ago, the Institute for Court Management merged with NCSC, adding an educational curriculum especially designed for court managers. In the early 1990s, an international division was formed to offer a similar array of research, consulting, education, and information services to strengthen the rules of law in countries around the world.”

“All of NCSC’s services — research, information services, education, consulting — are focused on helping courts plan, make decisions, and implement improvements that save time and money, while ensuring judicial administration that supports fair and impartial decision making.”

Mission & History of the National Center for State Courts.

Board of Directors, 2010-2011   

 Associations & partners 


 Criminal Complaint against Judge Christine Foster, Biddeford District Court to James T. Glessner, State Court Administrator, Nov.4, 2009.

Correspondence to James T. Glessner, Maine State Court Administrator, January 16, 2010.

Correspondence to Mary Ann Lynch, Esq., Director of Court Information, July 31, 2010.

COMPLAINT AGAINST JUDGE CHRISTINE FOSTER – Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability, September 14, 2010. DISMISSED BY THE COMMITTEE.

Since the government is not doing its job, it’s time for us to push this to the limit!


The New Hampshire House of Representatives reconstituted a Redress of Grievances Committee. The need for judicial reform is long overdue. The rampant, out of control, corruption within our judicial system demands judicial accountability and New Hampshire is on the right track.  Aggrieved parties are not trying to “overturn valid orders”, but to negate invalid, unlawful, unjust travesties of justice occurring in the courts at the hands of corrupt judges. See Billy Miller (NH) travesty.  He was found “NOT GUILTY” after 11 months of administration of mind-altering drugs.  New Hampshire, like Maine, appoint judges and can remove them for judicial misconduct. The people of New Hampshire are fortunate to have State Representatives who are concerned about them, understand the Rule of Law and have not loss their common sense.

 Whereas in Maine, judges who sit on the bench, aid and abet corruption, sit on the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability. No one in the Executive or Legislative branch of government see a gross conflict of interest?

The Redress of Grievances Committee would not be a threat to anyone who wasn’t doing anything wrong! An honest person would welcome this Committee. People across this nation are watching!

The Nashua Telegraph reports ” Redress panel threatens autonomy of three branches, Guest Commentary by Edwin Kelly.”

Also view:








This posting will update my post “Senate Confirms Re-appointment of Judge Christine Foster.”

Governor John Baldacci and Senator Elizabeth Mitchell pushed the re-appointment of Judge Christine Foster through rather quickly. There was a pending complaint against Judge Foster before the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability.

Paper trail to my complaint against Judge Christine Foster, dismissed by the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability.

My letter to Matthew Pollack, Clerk, August 15 2008

Response from Judge Thomas Humphrey, December 5, 2008

My response to Judge Thomas Humphrey

Judges involved in the theft of my properties include, but are not limited to, Robert E. Crowley, Thomas Humphrey, Christine Foster and Maine Supreme Court Justice Leigh Saufley. Other judges involved in theft of property include Judges Arthur Brennan and Paul Fritzsche.

Complaint on Judge Christine Foster.

Members on the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability include Judges Thomas Humphrey and Paul Fritzsche. Is this not a conflict of interest? (Since this post, added to the list of members are Robert E. Crowley, Esq., Superior Court Justice Roland A. Cole and Charles W. Smith Jr., Esq., law firm involved in the theft of my property.)

The frauds perpetrated against me have been brought to the attention of our newly appointed Attorney General William Schneider and Govenor Paul LePage.

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.

We are onto them! When is enough – enough?


 Portland Press Herald reports Judge Michael Cantara’s” decision to set bail at $250 for a man who is charged with trying to outrun police on the Maine Turnpike was met with outrage Tuesday.”

While I do not believe the reports of the mainstream media, I am concerned about the “officials” who are involved in the stories being reported. The “revolving doors” in Augusta and within the state are of most concern to me. I am aware of the double standard of justice and selective prosecutions by District Attorneys and State Attorneys General “turned” judges.

In this particular case, “the bail was part of an agreement between the prosecutor and defense attorney.”

Michael Cantara began his “political” career as District Attorney of York County. “Deals” were the way of doing business in the D.A.’s office. I, for one, refused his “deal” in 1991. (From the files of Philip Castora, Private Investigator, letter to D.A. Cantara – no action taken.)

In January 2003 Governor Baldacci Cantara nominated Michael Cantara Commissioner of Department of Public Safety. In March of 2003, Mark Lawrence was unanimously selected by York County Democrats to succeed Michael Cantara as District Attorney and complete the unexpired term of former District Attorney Michael Cantara. Mark Lawrence was former president of the Maine Senate (1996 to 2000).

As the “revolving doors” continue in Augusta, in December 2006 Governor John Baldacci nominated Michael P. Cantara for judgeship. States Governor Baldacci, his nominee has ” demonstrated outstanding leadership” and he is “confident that (Michael Cantara) will serve the State with utmost integrity… and wisdom to Maine’s citizens and courts.”

Integrity and wisdom are not the criteria for judgeship, it’s who you know on the other side of the “revolving door.”

For Governor Baldacci’s latest “last minute” appointment, see previous blog



Lise from Maine posted the following comment on the NEW JERSEY…..CONNECTING THE DOTS link:

“There is corruption in all 50 states, now called territories of the United States – see MRS for the definition of “state.”

The “fake” courts at the federal and state levels have been corrupt for a very long time.

None of the so-called state judges in Maine have a Commission whereby the Commission clearing creates the “office.” An Oath of Office is ONLY a secondary process.

No commission = no office = no oath “of” office.

Some of us have known this for some time while others are just catching on.

Thank you!”

I am aware of Lise’s extensive research on the Maine judicial system and welcome her to share her information with all of us. However, a need for remedy and reform exists.

New Hampshire has taken steps to reform their courts. Judges are no longer immune through Petitions for Redress of Grievance before the General Court (a.k.a. House of Representatives). Maine, and other states, must follow New Hampshire’s lead. Let’s keep an eye on this!


 The Senate confirmed the re-appointment of Judge Christine Foster.
see article

Governor John Baldacci and Senator Elizabeth Mitchell pushed the re-appointment of Judge Christine Foster through rather quickly. Governor Baldacci called the session for Friday so the Senate could consider his nomination of Judge Christine Foster of Portland for re-appointment to the District Court bench. Was there a public hearing on this? There’s a pending complaint against Judge Foster before the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability. Why didn’t this come up by members of the committee? Oh……perhaps because judges sitting on this committee are involved with Foster’s continued judicial misconduct, obstruction of justice and extortion? The Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability must be rid of judges and attorneys. The policy of policing themselves must end! It’s time for judges to be elected by the people and this would eliminate any “improprieties” that appear to exist.

Before joining the District Court, Christine Foster was Assistant Attorney General for Maine for seven years (1989 to 1996). Judge Foster, as with most judges appointed to the bench, come out of the Attorney General’s office – a huge root of the problem in the judicial system.

Another interesting point in the Senate’s re-appointment of Governor Baldacci’s nomination of Judge Foster and the information posted to the website. On Friday, November 19, 2010 I heard on the early morning news that Gov. Baldacci nominated Judge Christine Foster for another 7 years. I looked into the Maine Senate webpage and discovered the following.

In Senate Chamber, Friday, November 19, 2010.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 5, Part 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and the laws of the State of Maine, the Senate convened in the Senate Chamber at Ten o’clock in the morning and was called to order by President ELIZABETH H. MITCHELL of Kennebec County.”  There is something wrong with this picture.  The ten o’clock Senate confirmation session was posted at 7:30 A.M.

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From: pcastora
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 7:30 AM
Subject: Judge Christine Foster

It appears that Senator Elizabeth Mitchell got a few senators together, for a quorum, to get Judge Foster back on the bench before the Republicans take control.

Judicial reform in Maine is imperative.  This has been ignored for decades by past legislators and governors. This new administration has a duty and obligation to the people to look into the corruption and failed policies within Maine’s judicial system. The remedy for this “disease” can only come from one place……….the people!

Published in: on November 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm  Comments (10)  
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