Judge Matthew Gary Makes Credibility Assessment, Issues Sanctions Against Disabled Pro Per Based on Body Language
|Judge Matthew Gary assessed draconian attorney fee sanctions against a disabled, indigent family court parent without an attorney based on her "body language."|
In the same case, the judge approved a criminal, out-of-state child abduction by Zeff's client, David Ferris. Susan Ferris is indigent, did not have an attorney, and is disabled. Gary's disregard of the law and serial misconduct in the case was considered so outrageous that prominent San Francisco attorney James Brosnahan agreed to represent Ferris pro bono on appeal.
For additional reporting about the case, click here. For additional reporting about Judge Matthew J. Gary, click here. Court watchdogs assert that the proceedings in the Ferris case are one example that a still-unprosecuted racketeering enterprise involving collusion between judges and judge pro tem divorce attorneys - set up years ago by controversial Judge Peter McBrien - operates within the family law division of Sacramento Superior Court.