Judicial Corruption In GA Has Not Changed At All, The Judges Now Are As Corrupt and Probably More Corrupt Than in 2015 When This Article Was Written!

An article from 2015:

Justice for judges: You have the right to remain silent, your honor

   

https://www.myajc.com/news/local/justice-for-judges-you-have-the-right-remain-silent-your-honor/x4ICZOux5H5B5MVG6LCeaJ/

Posted: 1:06 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015


More than five dozen Georgia judges have stepped down from the bench in disgrace since the state’s judicial watchdog agency began aggressively policing ethical conduct eight years ago.

More lately, however, the jurists aren’t just leaving the court in disgrace. Some are leaving in handcuffs.

Earlier this month, former North Georgia magistrate Bryant Cochran was sentenced to five years in prison by a federal judge who said Cochran had destroyed the public’s faith in the judiciary. In June, a one-time influential chief judge from Brunswick was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury. And a specially appointed district attorney is now considering similar charges against a former DeKalb judge.

These criminal prosecutions were brought after the state Judicial Qualifications Commission launched investigations of the judges. Instead of being allowed to step down from the bench and return to a law practice, these judges are hiring criminal defense lawyers.

“I don’t remember seeing anything like this — so many judges facing criminal prosecution,” said Norman Fletcher, former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. “I do think it puts a black cloud over the judiciary.”

 

Cobb County State Court Judge Glover Retired, crooked as they come.

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Becker forced off the bench, one of the most corrupt.

Georgia Supreme Court Barnes, allows and participates in the corruption.

DeKalb County Probate Court Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh, was corrupt when she was a clerk, ruling in place of Judge Marion Guess, with his knowledge, and even more corrupt as Probate Judge, retired early.

 

Bad Lawyer, Bad Lawyer!!!

An attorney who handled one of my people, disbarred, he stole $50,000.00 from one of my people. Bad Lawyer, Bad Lawyer!!

IN THE MATTER OF RICHARD V. MERRITT
Date: January 29, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0387
Disbarred.
Used to work in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office as a prosecutor. Now he is the criminal. He voluntarily surrendered his license to the Bar, violation of Rule 1.15(I) is disbarment for first offense.
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IN THE MATTER OF SAM LOUIS LEVINE
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0348
Disbarred.
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IN THE MATTER OF CHRISTOPHER AARON CORLEY
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0350
Suspended two years or longer depending upon how long his probation for wife beating lasts.
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IN THE MATTER OF ANDRE KEITH SANDERS
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0383
Five year suspension, with conditions that Florida Bar must reinstate before GA will reinstate.
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IN THE MATTER OF WALTER LINTON MOORE
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0559
Disbarred for viiolations of Bar Rules: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 1.16, 3.2 and 9.3,
with multiple violations of 1.3, 1.4, 1.16, and 9.3.
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IN THE MATTER OF NATALIE DAWN MAYS
Date: February 19, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0315
Disbarred. Violations of Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.16, and 3.2
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IN THE MATTER OF DONALD EDWARD SMART
Date: February 19, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0511
Review panel reprimand for violations
of Rules 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4.
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IN THE MATTER OF ADAM LORENZO SMITH
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: S18Y0484
Disbarred.
Pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, to the offense of conspiracy to commit bribery. Thereby, violated Rule 8.4 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.
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IN THE MATTER OF RICKY W. MORRIS, JR.
Date: January 29, 2018
Docket Number: S17Y1329
Disbarred. After court hearing, the Assistant District Attorney, heard Morris, Jr. in the bathroom talking on the phone, attempting to buy drugs. When appeared at court following morning, seemed to be under the influence of controlled substance. Court requested a drug test which was declined, threatened the ADA with bodily harm. He was charged with Felony Intimidation of a Court Officer and Felony Terroristic Threats for threatening the ADA. Ended up pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and simple assault. Violations of Rules 1.2,(a), 1.3, 1.4, 1.16(d), 3.5(d), 4.1(a), 7.3(d), and 84(a)(4) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.
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IN THE MATTER OF CLARENCE R. JOHNSON, JR.
Date: January 29, 2018
Docket Number: S17Y1918
Six months suspension
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IN THE MATTER OF CAMERON SHAHAB
Date: January 29, 2018
Docket Number: S17Y2016
Disbarred for violations of 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.16, 3.2, 8.4(a)(4).
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Doctor Claims Patient, Lawyers Stiffed Him After Winning $700K at Trial. Rich Merritt was the lawyer

Doctor Claims Patient, Lawyers Stiffed Him After Winning $700K at Trial
The doctor, who claims he’s owed more than $200,000, also testified as an expert witness at his patient’s trial.
http://www.barcomplaint.com/attorney-theft/georgia-disbarred-lawyer-richard-merritt-jailed-on-theft-elder-abuse-charges/

An Atlanta spine surgeon who sometimes works as an expert witness in personal injury cases has sued a former patient and his lawyers, claiming they stiffed him on $200,000 in medical bills after netting a $700,000 jury award.

The complaint filed Monday by Dr. James Chappuis, founder and CEO of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery of Atlanta, said he’s owed $205,323 for more than two years of treatment provided to Shin Cho. Chappuis also testified as an expert witness at Cho’s trial.

The complaint was filed by the surgery’s vice president and general counsel, Richard Merritt, and named Cho as well as his attorneys in the personal injury action, James Rice Jr. and Thomas Schaefer.

It accuses Cho of using “pressure and misrepresentation” to convince a clinic staffer to accept just $7,500 as full payment of the debt and said the lawyers paid themselves and disbursed Cho’s net award from their trust account despite knowing Chappuis was still owed.

Even the debt Cho purportedly satisfied was “erroneous” and allegedly constituted less than a quarter of the actual sum owed to the doctor, according to the complaint.

Rice denied the suit’s allegations, pointing to a May 31 letter from Chappuis’ practice, saying Cho’s $7,500 payment satisfied his “current outstanding patient balance of $43,871.01.”

“Shortly after they sent that, they contacted us to say there was a ‘bookkeeping error’ and that Mr. Cho owed more than $205,000,” Rice said. “I retained outside counsel to get advice on what to do, and we told their office we were going to disburse the funds in two weeks, and that’s what we did.”

“I also contacted the Georgia bar, and they confirmed that that was the proper way to handle it, so we did all our due diligence before we distributed the money,” Rice said.

Rice said the doctor and his practice were already paid more than $100,000 by Cho’s insurer, and “Mr. Cho candidly feels that he doesn’t owe them anything.”

Schaefer said he was out of town and had not had a chance to review the complaint but was “not really sure why I’ve been named as a party.”

“Our official quote is that we stand by the complaint as drafted,” said Merritt, declining to discuss the case further.

On May 22, Cho was awarded $700,000 for claims that he developed back pain following a minor car wreck in Gwinnett County.

Rice told the Daily Report at the time that Cho drove away from the scene. He argued Cho, who already suffered at least three previous back injuries, was an “eggshell plaintiff” for whom even a low-impact wreck was dangerous.

Last year, Cho signed a “letter of protection” with Chappuis and his practice, agreeing to pay or have his attorneys pay “all outstanding medical bills” from funds accruing from the legal action, the complaint said.

The lawyers had previously worked with Chappuis on other cases and “knew the critical importance of the medical care being provided by [Chappuis], as it related to satisfying the burden of proof in proving causation and damages, and in the effectiveness of Plaintiff Chappuis’ testimony, as both a treating physician and a medical expert,” according to the complaint.

In fact, Rice sent Chappuis a congratulatory text message after the trial, saying the jury “liked you a lot and coming across as objective helped,” while they did not “buy” the defense expert’s “nonsense.”

But on May 31, Cho went to Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery’s main office and “through deliberate pressure and misrepresentation of the facts, convinced a clerical employee to accept $7,500 in satisfaction and payment in full of an alleged $43,871.01, which was erroneous, as the amount due and owing is $205,323.70,” according to the complaint.

The complaint said that, on June 17, Chappuis’ attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to Rice “specifically instructing him not to disburse any funds” until he and his practice had been paid. On June 30 a satisfaction of judgment was filed with the court, but Rice and Schaefer “intentionally disregarded their obligation to compensate” the plaintiffs.

The suit, filed Aug. 21, names Cho, Rice, Schaefer and the lawyers’ practices as defendants, and includes counts for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract.

Rice said it is “unfortunate that the plaintiffs have chosen to bring both my firm and Mr. Shaefer’s firm into a matter that is moot,” and is also moot regarding Cho.

“To say the least, the lawsuit is disappointing, but in any event we will vigorously defend it, including seeking fees and costs,” Rice said.

Source: Daily Report

Name Of The Attorney: Attorney Richard Merritt
Name Of The Law Firm: Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds
State: Georgia
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I have a friend that was stung by Rich Merritt as well. He stole $50,000.00 of her settlement. He was hired to recover money after other entities had stung her on a program that was supposed to help her go from a school visa, to a permanent living situation here in the US. EBV5 immigration program. The others had stolen everything she had, including her home. In settlements, she agreed to less than what she wanted to settle for, but settled at Rich’s advice, then he stole $50,000.00 from her,

Trump to Second Amendment: Drop Dead — Freedom Is Just Another Word…

Trump Drops the Gloves and Becomes the “Gun-Grabber-in Chief” Lewis G. Carroll said it first: “First the execution; then the trial.” On Wednesday, Donald Trump echoed that sentiment when he said: “Take the guns first; go through due process later.” Well, that’s not exactly the way due process is supposed to work. But Trump made […]

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WTF Did Trump Just Say? —

Originally posted on Articles and Short Stories for the Discerning Martial Citizen: BETRAYAL: Trump Says Government Should ‘Take The Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second’ ? On Wednesday, President Trump met with Congressional Democrats and Republicans to discuss measures to bolster student security in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida massacre. There, Trump proceeded…

via WTF Did Trump Just Say? —

Trump Announces He Will Unconstitutionally By Pass State Sovereignty To Confiscate Guns Using Jeff Session’s Illegal Asset Forfeiture Rule — Political Vel Craft

Donald Trump suggested actively [violating State sovereignty by] confiscating some people’s guns with no [Constitutional] due process and made a host of other random [unconstitutional] pronouncements during a wild, freewheeling meeting with members of Congress on Wednesday in which the president’s eagerness to appear “tough” in the wake of the Parkland shooting—as well as his […]

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Trump Announces the End of Constitutional Law and Americans are Being Played – to Death. — THE GOVERNMENT RAG BLOG

It is not enough the global banking cartel/parasite attached itself to the United States lifeblood in 1913; after which began the sucking and funneling – a surreptitious theft and transfer of the wealth of gullible Americans. The high-trust, peaceful, middle class American was deliberate targeted for slavery. Not the slavery of shackled labor, but rather […]

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Atlanta has always been a major hub for this bullshit

60 arrested in Georgia in FBI-led child sex trafficking operation

http://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/arrested-georgia-fbi-led-child-sex-trafficking-operation/KUH0ch0ixwmEe22tFBOE2K/

Steve Burns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
3:15 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

The FBI arrested 60 people in Georgia in a recent child sex trafficking crackdown.

Nationally, 120 people were arrested in Operation Cross Country, the FBI said.

Four children were recovered in Georgia and 84 in the U.S.

Sixty people were arrested and four children were recovered in Georgia during an FBI-led operation that focused on child sex trafficking, the agency announced Wednesday morning.

Nationally, 120 suspected traffickers were arrested and 84 minors were recovered in the 11th run of Operation Cross Country from Thursday through Sunday, the FBI said in a news release.

“We at the FBI have no greater mission than to protect our nation’s children from harm. Unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested — and the number of children recovered — reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in the release.
Finding 4 needles in a haystack: our work on carbon capture technology.

“This operation isn’t just about taking traffickers off the street. It’s about making sure we offer help and a way out to these young victims who find themselves caught in a vicious cycle of abuse.”

The youngest victim recovered during this year’s operation was 3 months old, and the average age of victims recovered was 15, according to the FBI.

Minors recovered during the operations are offered assistance from state protective services and the FBI.

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FBI agents and task force officers staged operations on websites and street corners as well as in truck stops, hotels and casinos, according to the release.

“The many men and women of law enforcement working on this operation are keenly aware of the importance of recovering these vulnerable young victims,” said David J. LeValley, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta office. “I commend every one of them for their hard work and dedication in the recovery and the apprehension of those responsible for their exploitation.”

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children worked with the FBI on the initiative, as did many metro Atlanta police departments.