This is an article I received in my email from Lary Holland. If you have been in the system for any amount of time, you will have seen that this article comes to life for yourself!
Article: “For every action taken on a case in a family court involving establishing child support orders, establishing paternity orders, and associated enforcement “services” a kickback is received to the state and local offices that trickle right back to the judge making the decisions. What is worse about these kickbacks in the family court system, is that everyone knows that this is happening.
Each branch of government is responsible for managing their own budgets, however the judiciary is unique in that it knows that for every dollar they exhaust in performing services under a Title IV-D contract that they will in essence receive two more dollars back. Judges, their employees, and other participants of these contracts are getting steep kickbacks from the federal government, which isn’t much different than what the Pennsylvania judges are guilty of.
Let’s take this a step further, because Michigan courts make it even more obvious than other states by using a judicial employee as an intermediary to perform all contractual services. These contractual intermediaries are known as “Friends of Courts” which come to conclusions that in nearly every divorce, separation, and custody action that a child support order is necessary and they make it very difficult to opt-out of these welfare programs. Michigan riddles the obvious kickbacks with conflict of interest issues that are written right into a block of statutes known as the “Friend of the Court Act.” These programs and services that judicial employees are getting kickbacks for are nearly all mandatory and all work out to the benefit of the judicial budgets. The morale of the story is that the more people that go through the ringer, the more money the federal government pays to the State and Local decision-makers.
A final point about these various programs is that if the state manages to fail to distribute money after a year, known as “undistributed child support” the state gets to absorb it into their operating budgets as “program income.” The entire system is riddled with inconsistencies, kickbacks, and conflicts of interest. Simply put, the program lacks any real government oversight because all branches of government are contracting with each other to get away with it.
For the full news article click here: Pennsylvania Judicial Corruption…What About Judges Jailing Parents for Cash?
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