|A child abduction that deprives a parent of a right to custody or visitation is a crime in California.|
Watchdogs Charge Preferential Treatment Provided To Judge Pro Tem Divorce Attorneys
After more than two years, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Thadd Blizzard and judge pro tem divorce lawyer Richard Sokol have yet to be held accountable for their role in an out-of-state, criminal child abduction by Sokol's client, April Berger. Read our 2014 investigative report, which includes a court reporter transcript memorializing the allegations.
After more than five years, Judge Matthew Gary and divorce attorney Timothy Zeff have not been held accountable for their role in the out-of-state, criminal child abduction of Megan Ferris. Zeff is the partner of judge pro tem attorney Scott Buchanan. Read our two reports:
- Illegal Child Custody Order, Judge Approved Child Abduction Among Issues in Landmark Appeal.
- Judge Matthew Gary Orders Indigent, Disabled Parent to Pay Attorney Fee Sanctions Based on "Body Language."
Government whistleblowers allege that the judge-authorized criminal abductions are additional evidence of racketeering by a "cartel" of judges and local family law attorneys who also work as part-time judges in the same court.