NEW YORK- Incontrovertible evidence that federal crimes have been committed in and about New York’s federal and state courts has resulted in the scheduling of meetings this week with various Congressional Committees charged with oversight. While the New York criminal conduct that would come under review by the various federal agencies has been discussed for years, the October 2007 filing of Anderson v. The State of New York, et al., 07Civ9599, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York brought increased interest. The review by federal committees involving New York’s “Ethics Scandal” quickly caught the eye of officials in Washington, D.C. when nine (9) related federal cases, with similar allegations, followed the Anderson insider filings. Formal requests have been made to hold public hearings with a view toward the eventual oversight of the New York State Court System by a federal monitor.
In one meeting held in Washington, D.C. on Monday, December 1, 2008, an attorney, and Washington, D.C. insider, was quoted as saying that, “New York’s about to be rocked.” The D.C. meeting was attended by members of the New York based group, Integrity in the Courts. One participant quoted the current Chairman of Manhattan’s Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Roy I. Reardon, as saying that New York’s judges belong to one of three categories: “one third are decent, honest and hardworking… another third aren’t very smart…. and one third are corrupt…” While Mr. Reardon enjoys a reputation of high integrity, it is generally believed that he was wronged by his appointment as captain to a flame-engulfed sinking ship, the Manhattan-based attorney ethics committee.
Another specific request has been made to have the federal government take over the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, a group known for its widespread corruption in handling ethics matters over the state’s judges. P. Stephen Lamont, Chief Executive Officer of Iviewit Holdings, Inc., and one of the nine post-Anderson federal actions, has confirmed that his attendance was requested at meetings on Capitol Hill. He expects to make a formal statement before the end of the month. It has also been confirmed that the ‘Ethics Insider,’ New York attorney Christine C. Anderson, has been requested to attend the federal oversight committee meetings, as well as at least two New York State judges who are expected to participate via video-conference. “Washington recognizes that the issues raised do not pertain to a single case or group of related cases, but rather to a systemic cause of concern in the State of New York,” said one member, “The Anderson case has solidified the documented and countless examples of the violations of federal law requiring appropriate committee review.”
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