When The Chief Is A Mischief: Al Pacha in The "Anti-Fraud" Business

By Iñaki Viggers.

Today's post is not about scumbag Carol Kuhnke. No, no, no, because --who knows-- maybe that Oxycodone felon happens to visit One Club Of Justicides today with her bottle of antidepressants being inadvertently empty. So this time I am giving joyful Oxy-Carol a break (I'm not suggesting that this judge consumed Oxycodone at all, but she was caught stashing it) and therefore will not make references to her ... or only tangentially.

Today's post is about a moron and an oxymoron. The moron is Al Pacha, the crooked IT intermediary who fraudulently defamed me at the University of Michigan for the sake of corruptly prolonging his business there. The oxymoron is his current involvement with QCheque, a company dedicated to the prevention of financial fraud. Al Pacha reportedly holds the position of chief technology officer at QCheque, although a more suitable title for him is that of chief defamation officer.
Source: annarbor.com
Benzinga.com recently featured a panel at the Detroit Fintech Association with Al Pacha as panelist. In the comments section of that article, I sought confirmation of whether or not panelist Pacha is the same intermediary who operates ALPAC, Inc. Apparently the moderator rejected my inquiry, thereby reinforcing my conjecture that we are indeed talking about the one and same Al Pacha.

In line with my quest for confirmation, here and by email I urge QCheque to either (1) persuasively clarify if its employee Al Pacha is someone other than Al-Azhar F. Pacha from ALPAC, Inc., or (2) assess whether it is "socially responsible" for an anti-fraud company to employ a person who has a history of making fraudulent representations. He is a liability in any business where being honorable and reputable is crucial.

On the question of how to bring the Motor City up to speed in financial technology, panelist Al Pacha reflected that "It's about keeping the young minds in Michigan". It appears that at some point this phony panelist got philosophical and began making questions instead of providing answers:
what can we do to make these young kids become college grads and not leave Michigan to go to Silicon Valley? What can we do to keep them here?

With this, Al Pacha opened a can of worms to his own detriment. It's time to expose this charlatan.

Al Pacha's Violation of Michigan Employment Statutes

College grads and professionals dislike the abusive clauses a parasitic intermediary imposes on them. Al Pacha has taken it further to the extent of literally violating Michigan legislation. An example of that is his unlawful clause that prohibited me to disclose "to any person including Clients, co-workers, or other Employees of ALPAC" my salary.

That prohibition by Al Pacha is in violation of MCL 408.483a:

The intermediary's motive to prohibit his employee a disclosure of that employee's wages is obvious: A client would feel stupid upon learning that roughly (or over) a half of its invoiced amount goes to the intermediary's pocket for essentially nothing, and that only the remainder goes to the professional who performed the work on the intermediary's behalf. The intermediary resorts to this type of illegal prohibitions in an attempt to conceal from the client how underpaid the actual worker is.

As an IT professional and with no background in law at that time, it took me five years to notice the illegality of Pacha's clause #6 in the Employment Agreement he required me to sign. By contrast, the legalese palpable therein makes it not credible that neither crooked Pacha nor his Michigan employment lawyer were aware of the Michigan statute that specifically outlaws an employer's prohibition of that disclosure by the employee.

It rather seems as if Pacha and lawyers slide(d) that type of clauses with the hope that "these young kids become college grads" and never realize of Al Pacha's violation of the law. The vision about "keeping the young minds in Michigan" is out of reach when deceitful "businessmen" like Al Pacha indulge in unlawful practices.
Disclaimer: Al Pacha did not participate in this recording.
Any resemblance between Al Pacha and comedy character El Pachá is just a coincidence.

Al Pacha's Silent Fraud

Apropos of QCheque anti-fraud business, this is a good occasion to recap some instances of Al Pacha's fraud. The facts underlying my litigation against Al Pacha are best briefed in my Application for Leave to Appeal in the Michigan Supreme Court and in my Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the SCOTUS, both available here (see items dated September 18, 2017, and May 14, 2018, respectively). For a presentation in video format, see "Corrupted from Ed to Judge" in Youtube channel One Club of Justicides.

In Bank of Am. v. First Am.Title Ins. Co., 878 N.W.2d 816, 831-833 (2016), the Michigan Supreme Court adopted a reasonable definition of silent fraud:
Fraud may also be committed by suppressing facts — silent fraud — where circumstances establish a legal duty to make full disclosure. Id., citing Hord v. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (After Remand), 463 Mich. 399, 412, 617 N.W.2d 543 (2000). Such a duty of full disclosure may arise when a party has expressed to another some particularized concern or made a direct inquiry.
Prior to discovering Pacha's false and defamatory statements, my evidence indicated that the only person defaming me in my workplace was my father's 2nd wife. I subpoenaed the University of Michigan shortly after I filed a lawsuit against her.

Then on October 21, 2015, I made Al Pacha the direct and particularized inquiry that is reproduced on page 2 of Exhibit C in my complaint pleadings: to give me a copy of "any feedback/requests/notices from the client (the University of Michigan)" (emphasis in original). The audience will notice that that specific item --and only that item-- is underlined in my specific request.

The evident incompleteness and inconclusiveness of Pacha's response prompted me to insist on the item that I underlined in that initial request (page 1 of same Exhibit). Pacha ignored that second email for an obvious reason: He calculated that disclosing to me the University's notifications regarding their deplorable dealings would ultimately unearth Al Pacha's acts of defamation.

After months of tortiously covering up Al Pacha, the University realized that its concealment of various subpoenaed records was increasingly evident and unsustainable. That state of affairs prompted the University to finally disclose an email from Al Pacha, in which he used scandalous and alarming language to make fraudulent statements about me (pages 1-2 of Exhibit A in the complaint pleadings).

In terms of the definition given in the Bank of Am. case, the situation was that Al Pacha suppressed facts despite his legal duty to make a full disclosure pursuant to my direct and particularized inquiry: Al Pacha incurred what in Michigan's top court is known as silent fraud.

Incoherence in Al Pacha's Attempts to Justify His Fraudulent Representations

Ever since he got busted, Al Pacha has clinged to the pretext that he felt "threatened" by the proverb I wrote in two emails three weeks earlier (interestingly, he made no allusions to the proverb when he told the University the false and intricate narrative he fabricated).

Felon Kuhnke obstructed justice by allowing Al Pacha to elude his deposition for entire months. That afforded him the opportunity to purport amnesia while under oath.

When Al Pacha couldn't postpone his deposition any further, I gave him various consecutive opportunities to testify as to his alleged "interpretation" of that proverb. The relevance of asking him to articulate his "understanding" of the proverb is clear: that was the proverb which Al Pacha belatedly cited as pretext for his offenses. But Al Pacha dismissed each and every opportunity and morphed into clown under oath with these blatant refusals:
  • I don't recall.
  • I don't know.
  • [I] [e]xplain it to a kid at the age that the kid can understand and comprehend that phrase.
  • Right now I don't have a kid here so I don't know.
  • You are not a kid.
(the deposition transcript is available here, and here on bullet item "April 18, 2016"; the order with sanction against Al Pacha's lawyer for her misconduct during Pacha's deposition is available here)

How would you feel about a shameless intermediary who for years lived off of your work, then harmed you by fabricating fraudulent narratives, and thereafter comes up with these attempts to elude testimony?

Pacha's 1-2-3: Be Theatrical; Then Fake Amnesia & Stupidity; Recant Only When Cornered

For the morbid sake of impressing on the University a false sense of alarm, Al Pacha made a circus by bringing a "witness" with him the day he terminated me. But at deposition Al Pacha's answer to why he brought the witness was his usual "I don't know".

The deposition transcript reflects that Al Pacha purported to forget even whether or not he asked his witness to come with him. But Pacha's attempt to malinger amnesia on this matter crumbled few questions later, when he had no option but to admit that he actually requested her to come with him.

Al Pacha's extreme need to elude testimony even on such relatively unimportant details indicates his self-awareness of the dishonesty with which he proceeds. This and other excerpts of Al Pacha's sworn testimony elicit the following syllogism, which is intended to stimulate the philosophical spirit of this "jovial panelist":

Major premise: No truthful, honest person would try to elude testimony by malingering amnesia.
Minor premise: Pages 77-78 of transcript reflect Al Pacha's blatantly malingering of amnesia in his attempt to elude testimony.
Conclusion:      Al Pacha is not a truthful, honest person.

Pacha's Persistent Dishonesty

A crucial aspect of Al Pacha's baseness centers on the detailed and fraudulent narrative he fabricated to the University the morning after his defamatory email.

His oral and detailed narrative to the University (falsely imputing to me the threat that I "would influence the University against him once I start my employment at the University") is objectively verifiable as false. Anyone can corroborate by reading the emails I sent to him (Exhibit A of the complaint pleadings).

The three employees of the University who testified under oath gave a strikingly similar version of what Al Pacha told them in person. By contrast, Al Pacha's sworn testimony as to whether he gave that narrative was "Not that I recollect".

To this date, Al Pacha refuses my requests that he retract his false and defamatory statements. Al Pacha unreasonably refuses to even produce a reasonably drafted affidavit that is in line with the evidence in court and especially with his sworn testimony: namely, that he does not recollect making the detailed statements that the employees of the University unanimously attributed to him.

Had Al Pacha a minimum sense of transparency and integrity, he would have eagerly demarcated himself from that deplorable narrative that reveals him as a liar and a coward. Al Pacha's glaring, persistent dishonesty is at odds with his involvement in the anti-fraud business.

College grads and all professionals need to be mindful that a court (especially in Michigan) is not going to remedy any damages that parasites like Al Pacha inflict on their profitable employees. This reality about the putrid judiciary is epitomized in the lecture judge Carol Kuhnke gave me four months before she got busted for illegal possession of narcotics:
"Michigan [...] loves employers and it loves anybody who's powerful. [...] But if you're not in those groups, they [sic] you just have to [...] stay out of the way."

The courts at all times entertained the inconsistent and frivolous allegations Al Pacha's lawyers interposed against the long overdue retraction affidavit I have been demanding. But the judges' blatant disregard of the truth does not make Al Pacha an "honest" person. That extent of debauchery of courts and of crooked "businessmen" is not going help Michigan retain talent.

The Thing that Should Not Be

People gets justifiably angry with news such as TSA hiring of thieves and pedophiles. And when it comes to aberrations, Michigan's record is frankly embarrassing: judge Gorcyca jailing kids for refusing to have lunch with their father; Michigan Supreme Court largely siding with Gorcyca; judge felon Kuhnke siding with crooked Pacha under pretext that "Michigan loves employers"; Kuhnke being caught with illegal drugs; same felon Kuhnke endorsing a sexual harasser for judicial reelection; and now Al Pacha posing in the business of fraud prevention. Where does it stop?

For a company in the anti-fraud business like QCheque, it just doesn't bode well to have as chief whatever officer someone who commits fraud like Al Pacha.

Judge Carol Kuhnke Cheers for Adoptions Two Years After Her Negligence Contributed to The Death of Her Adopted Son.

By Iñaki Viggers.

Imagine an embezzler's blatant lipwork to tell us about "the joy of good financial management". Last month judge felon Carol Kuhnke personified the Adoptions equivalent of that aberration during an event for the National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM). This hypocritical judge pretends people are stupid.

Shameless Carol is quoted saying during this year's event in Washtenaw county, MI:
When kids do find families, it's overwhelming to see the joy when the adoption is finalized [...] and the regards are 'just too great to number,' [...] Adoption gives you more back than what you put into it [...] It's just a very fulfilling way to build a family.

The message would be fine except for the irony of being uttered by this judicial celebrity-wannabe, whose negligence and injudicious choices contributed in multiple ways to the fatal overdose of her adopted son John Kuhnke in November of 2016. Carol Kuhnke's criminal and stupidity factors that culminated in such tragedy had been adding up for several months or maybe years.

Some highlights of the police report from when judge Carol Kuhnke got busted for stashing illegal narcotics relate to her fiasco of foster-parenting:

  • Carol Kuhnke engaged in the felony of illegal possession of narcotics since time immemorial, as reflected by her same-sex partner and household member's alleged inability to remember "when or how [the illegal narcotics] got brought over".
  •  Carol Kuhnke was fully aware that "John abuses, 'anything he can get his hands on'. She said he likes marijuana, liquor, and pills" (internal quotes in original), about John's "very strong desire to be high", and that he even "overdosed once on Benadryl".
  • On November 21 or 22, 2016, she brought John back from rehab. This timing interestingly coincides with her presiding of the Adoption Day on November 22, 2016, next to her golf-buddy "Justice" McCormack.
  • Under pretext of wishing things to be "low key" upon John's latest rehab treatment, Carol Kuhnke did not allow teenager John to spend the night of Thanksgiving with his cousins. Deprivation of family company begins.
  • Hours later, around 10:00pm, this judge forgot about her "low key" principle and went what she likes to call "Holiday shopping". The problem with this judge's erraticism and recklessness is that she left John alone and unsupervised nearby the "safe" tool chest where felon Carol Kuhnke stored her alcohol and the illegal drugs. Wasn't she fully aware that "John abuses, 'anything he can get his hands on'"? Deprivation of family company completed.
  • As it turns, John managed to "get his hands on" the alcohol and those illegal drugs, went to a friend's house, and overdosed there while Low-key Kuhnke was who-knows-where.
  • Judge Kuhnke's "Holiday shopping" must have been a heck lot of fun because the police was unable to locate this foster parent until after 3:00am.
  • John passed away sometime later.
  • Investigations of the overdose led to the discovery of Carol Kuhnke's narco-felony as enacted in MCL 333.7403.
It is extremely bizarre that Carol Kuhnke continues presiding adoption-related cases nonetheless.

You might recall that both the special prosecutor and the Judicial Tenure Commission inexplicably declined to prosecute and file a complaint in the Michigan Supreme Court, respectively, against judge Felon Kuhnke. Child Protective Services does not seem interested in pursuing this issue either, notwithstanding that this time the victim of Carol Kuhnke's inherent ineptitude was a teenager: the one who Carol Kuhnke adopted.

Since then, felon Kuhnke keeps reminding the special prosecutor that she "outsmarts" both him and the State of Michigan altogether by not recusing from case no. 16-870-FH, People v. Sarah Stein (Washtenaw County), where this judge felon just keeps adjourning the trial of her [sort of] look-alike.

Image sources: MLive.com, Ann Arbor News (annarbor.com).
Disclaimer: The images have been juxtaposed to facilitate visual comparison. Any reflections of criminal sympathy and favoritism in Stein's actual court proceedings are a coincidence.

Case 16-870-FH, People v. Sarah Stein is the criminal matter where one witness for the State is precisely the detective who busted Carol Kuhnke for illegal possession of drugs.

One notorious detail from the detective's inventory of J.D. Carol Kuhnke's domestic "Juris Drugstore" is that even Maisie the canine supposedly has to be medicated for anti-anxiety. The idea of a dog with anxiety at judge Kuhnke's place is very telling of the Kuhnke-mess that spills in court proceedings she presides.

Let us momentarily put aside the shocking circumstances under which Felon Carol recklessly left the teenager who two days earlier was still undergoing rehab treatment. If felon Carol Kuhnke felt the joy and fulfilling of adoption that she babbles, why does she need anti-depressants?

Crime Scene (One of those days at Carol Kuhnke's home).
Now this non-prosecuted felon gets in the spotlight to cheer for the wonders of adoption, adding that "people don't have to be perfect parents to adopt". In the embezzlement analogy, this amounts to the embezzler telling us that "people don't have to be prodigious quants to run a business". Although technically true, that specific individual simply lacks the moral authority to strike a pose.

That's what We the People get with the Michigan judiciary.

Merry Christmas everyone except the scumbags!

Judge Carol Kuhnke's Imbecile Endorsement of A Sexual Harasser for Re-election.

By Iñaki Viggers.

On July 6, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court ("MSC") sanctioned judge Gregg Iddings with a six-month suspension (that is, unpaid and undisturbed vacations) for sexually harassing his secretary in the course of three years. This is one of the rare instances where the Judicial Tenure Commission ("JTC") reacts to judicial misconduct, and it is even rarer from the standpoint that the MSC increased the suggested sanction as opposed to reducing or eliminating it: Let's not forget the Michigan Supreme Court's gross leniency toward furious judge Gorcyca's jailing of three innocent kids.

When describing Mr. Iddings's misconduct, the Michigan Supreme Court refers to his victim/secretary as "Ms. [*****]". See In Re Iddings, 897 N.W.2d 169 (2017):

(side comment: the court's label of essentially Ms. Five Stars is bad taste and a poor choice when addressing a judge's uncontrollable showings of sexual attraction to her)

Although several men are falsely accused (and even falsely prosecuted) for sexual harassment, according to In Re Iddings, respondent Iddings himself "stipulated to [the] findings of fact and conclusions of law". Also, it was Mr. Iddings who reported himself with the JTC, but apparently only after the EEO ruled in favor of the secretary. Mr. Iddings must have calculated that the publicity and repercussions of his misconduct would be lower if he reported himself with the JTC.

I will minimize neither judge Iddings's harassment of his secretary nor his nonsense in the subsequent mea culpa. But his self-denouncement at the JTC inevitably elicits a comparison with felon Carol Kuhnke (another Michigan judge). I just cannot picture felon Kuhnke denouncing herself at the JTC for any of the following:

  • her illegal possession of narcotics (see, for instance, the last page of this police report);
  • her chain of inept decisions leading to the tragic overdose of her adopted son; or 
  • her vexatious insistence to continue presiding Washtenaw County case 16-870-FH (where the police who busted her is a witness in that case) and which she keeps delaying and rescheduling two years later.

Rather than felon Kuhnke, it was the special prosecutor who reported Kuhnke's narcotics felony (and only that misconduct) to the negligent Judicial Tenure Commission.

Judge Iddings's six-month suspension became effective July 5, 2017. This means that he must have been back on January 5, 2018, or shortly thereafter. By January 19, 2018, he had already filed for re-election, thereby showcasing judges' addiction to power.

On or around October 24, 2018, few days prior to the November elections, judge Kuhnke could not dissimulate her love of "anybody who's powerful" (her words on the bench, not mine, at a hearing in 2016) when she publicly endorsed judge & school buddy Gregg Iddings for re-election.

Notice this felon's need to remind us that she is a "judge", as if the five-letter word sufficed to legitimize someone's nefarious preferences. Or was it Mr. Iddings who added the judge prefix? Feel free to ask him via facebook or at info@iddingsforjudge.com.

Felon Kuhnke's endorsement serves to highlight her hypocrisy and multi-faceted contradictions. When this criminal was pandering for votes back in 2012, she underlined the importance "that a woman's voice be heard in all of the matters of society, including on the bench".

If she wanted, female Kuhnke could have advanced that importance by contending against male incumbent Timothy Connors in 2012. Instead, she came up with that babbling in her quest to replace a female retiring judge in that same electoral process. And for that same vacant spot there was another contender who was female and democrat, just like felon Kuhnke. But that is water under the bridge. What matters is that nonsense Kuhnke's endorsement of a male judge who sexually harassed his female employee from 2012 to 2015 clearly contradicts her feminist pledge during the debate at the League of Women Voters.

I doubt that felon Kuhnke would risk with that endorsement if her re-election were at stake in the elections of November 2018. But since no eligible attorney in Washtenaw County dared to contend against either of these two incompetent crooks (Kuhnke and Connors), Carol Kuhnke feels the liberty to cheer the judicial ambitions of a sexual harasser. That is one of Carol Kuhnke's "values".

Based on the debauched lecture felon Kuhnke gave me from the bench in one of my cases, I can imagine this pathetic judge explaining her reasons for endorsing her judicial buddy. Compare

with this plausible adaptation to today's topic:
Dear Ms. [*****],
Now that I feel totally safe milking the system as judge, I "hate" to tell you that MI-chigan (actually meaning ME) loves employers and it loves anybody who's powerful. Okay? So if you are not in those groups, you just kind of have to stay out of the way
I don't care if my buddy judge incurs multi-year misconduct, because so do I with all the alcohol and illegal narcotics I have stashed till the police busted me. But I am not biased against you. It's all about who earns high income and who can help my career ambitions, and I just perceive that you are in neither category. 
For these reasons, I am definitely siding with an abusive judge rather than with some secretary who shall endure this multi-year sexual harassment in order to make a living. That's my ruling. 
Judge Felon Kuhnke

No wonder why inept judge Kuhnke favored defendant Maria de la Merced Viggers, the psychopath who kept harassing the University of Michigan over and over again (also by email) prompting it to irreversibly suspend my hire process there, and who is known for her troubling habits such as videotaping her neighbors as she drives and "beating on neighbors doors in the middle of the night [...] on a regular basis waking up the neighborhood at 4-5am". Many of Carol Kuhnke's pathetic decisions show her fondness of harassers and criminals.

The good news is that judge Iddings lost his bid for re-election. He was defeated by candidate Catherine Sala. Given the circumstances, though, I find it appalling that Ms. Sala won only by a very small margin: 17,278 to 17,171. That is one aspect reflecting the unfortunate traction by Michigan's unfit judiciary. Regardless, future judge Sala is strongly encouraged to be an exception to the judicial debauchery and instead be a judge who actually follows the law.

Now judge-elect Sala can expect, sooner or later, some kiss-up gesture by Carol Kuhnke in an attempt to mend the embarrassment of unavailingly siding with Sala's male opponent. The day that uncomfortable exchange takes place, Kuhnke's 30-year acquaintance Gregg Iddings will be a 'nobody' in Kuhnke's priorities. Ridiculous.

Peril, treason, retaliation, ineptitude: All in one judge

By Iñaki Viggers.

What do judges Carol Kuhnke and Glenn Devlin have in common? Aside from their names having same length, that both Glenn Devlin and Carol devil release defendants strictly guided by these judges' own perversity.

Last week Texas judge Glenn Devlin released several defendants shortly after losing his bid for re-election. In other words, he had one of those Carol Kuhnke episodes which was induced by enough voters not liking him.

Unlike Harris County, where judge Devlin failed to secure his judicial perpetuity, felon Kuhnke's re-election in Washtenaw County, Michigan, was not at risk this time. That is because every eligible lawyer inexplicably declined to contend against felon Kuhnke, whose deplorable history includes --but is not limited to-- getting busted for illegal possession of narcotics while her adopted son overdosed and was dying elsewhere (coincidentally, another victim of Carol Kuhnke's pattern of inept decision-making).

According to various sources reporting on this post-election issue, judge Devlin contented himself with the defendants' bare statement that they do not intend to kill anyone. That opposite of "judicial scrutiny" reminds me of the criminal contempt hearing for Personal Protection Order 15-941-PH (Washtenaw County Trial Court, Michigan), where incompetent judge Timothy Connors asked his dear respondent Maria Viggers, my father's second wife, whether she intended to continue messing up with my employment (as judge Connors "diligently" clarified: "I'm just saying. Going forward.").

(Side note: Three months later, in March of 2017, judge Connors inexplicably entertained that respondent's renewed attempts to unlawfully harm me.)

That is funny because I actually briefed on appeal (on page 23) my criticism of that aspect of Connors's incompetence. Judge Devlin's decision to personify two years later the absurdity I criticized back then is not a prophetical skill of mine, but a sign of the judiciary's relentless unfitness exacerbated by their corruption and excessive power.

Interestingly, judge Connors was the other incumbent in Wasthenaw County with the same luck as felon Kuhnke in these elections of November 2018: No eligible lawyer contended against him either. Something very bad must be dominating the Michigan courts that leaves these crooks' judicial ambitions completely and bizarrely undisturbed.

Glenn Devlin's reaction epitomizes the resentful tenant who purposefuly destroys the apartment from which he is about to get evicted. And the analogy is hard to miss: voters in Harris County decided to evict judge Devlin from the bench. But Devlin's pro-criminals retaliation is much more harmful than a resentful tenant's because thereby this judge has irresponsibly subjected the public to unwarranted danger by those who are being prosecuted for violent crimes including aggravated robbery. This not only constitutes unlawful retaliation against those voting for another candidate, but also treason against those who voted for him.

It will be ironic if it turns out that anyone who voted for judge Devlin has been or becomes a victim of the defendants that he capriciously released. This is the type of crooks who, abusing the absolute protections of judicial immunity, keeps dismantling the rule of the law. If this guy goes back to practice law, I think any prospective clients should seriously assess the chances that this resentful lawyer would deliberately mess up their cases if/when he gets sanctioned or disbarred.

Given the currently putrid state of the judiciary in the U.S., one has to concede that at least judge Devlin "tried" suggesting the defendants not to kill anyone. By contrast, felon Kuhnke is fond of releasing defendants without making even the slightest attempt to discourage them from resuming their unlawful activity. Of the two lawsuits I filed that were presided by this felon, she dismissed one of them and rushed out of the courtroom; and on the other one, she admittedly stayed in the courtroom but only to openly express her deplorable view that Michigan loves anybody who's powerful and that the rest of us have to stay out of the way as she favored the fraudulent and inconsistent defamer Al-Azhar Pacha.

Best wishes to Harris County voters with their new judge. Meanwhile, six more years of judicial debauchery await Washtenaw County inhabitants with reelected-by-default Timothy Connors and felon Kuhnke.

Judge Joan Larsen in SCOTUS, a Big No-No

By Iñaki Viggers.

Justice Kennedy's recent announcement of his retirement from the United States Supreme Court has sparked foreseeable speculation as to who will replace him. One of the individuals allegedly shortlisted as potential replacements is Joan Larsen, former "Justice" in Michigan's top and corrupt court. Records show that this shortlisted member of the judiciary falls short of meeting the moral requirements to sit on bench.

Over a year ago, while my two cases were in the Michigan appellate queue, there was in my mailbox a midsize flyer (~ 12in. x 7in.) about Justice Larsen and Justice Viviano "working hard to protect children". I threw the advertisement in the trash can without taking the precaution of scanning it first (back then I had not envisioned the initiative One Club Of Justicides). But the wasteful propaganda looked somewhat like this:

Months later, on July 28, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court released the deplorable decision In Re Gorcyca, 500 Mich. 588; 902 N.W.2d 828 (2017). The Gorcyca decision single-handedly unveils the hypocrisy of former Justice Larsen. That decision showcases that Ms. Larsen in reality is not so determined to protect children, at least not to protect them from judicial abuse and perversity to which children are vulnerable (and suffer) in Michigan courts.

Judge or "Honorable" Lisa Gorcyca gained notoriety in the Hall of Judicial Infamy back in 2015, when her decision to jail three innocent kids caught the attention of the media nationwide. This unfit judge thought that jailing three innocent kids was the proper way to cure her gross incompetence in a multi-year divorce & child custody case that has featured a regrettable parade of for-profit attorneys (Disclaimer: I don't know how many of those attorneys took part in the embarrassing Amicus Brief that the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers filed in support of respondent judge Gorcyca).

Infamous judge Gorcyca jailed the Tsimhoni siblings for seventeen days for not having "a normal, healthy relationship with [their] father". She made her nefarious decision during her attempt to force these kids to have lunch with their father in the "intimacy" of the courthouse cafeteria. To read excerpts of the court hearing transcripts, see In Re Gorcyca, at 385-836.

I would characterize the Tsimhoni's "day in court" as an act of judicial brutality, judicial terror targeting three faultless kids, and of judicial extortion that borders on human trafficking. During the litigation of my cases in Michigan courts, I have heard adults' voices trembling when they show up in court under much calm or peaceful conditions. Thus, I cannot conceive what a terrorizing experience this explosive and despotic judge must have caused to the three children.

This court "incident" (an euphemism for judicial tragedy) was one of the rare instances prompting the Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) to file proceedings against an unfit judge. Let me be clear: Judicial corruption is very common in Michigan (felon Carol Kuhnke is a clear example of that); what is rare is that the JTC decides to address that judicial corruption. The subsequent hearing in the Michigan Supreme Court on March8, 2017, was rather a mockery of judicial "grilling", where the Justices repeatedly entertained the obstinate and ridiculous allegations made by respondent Gorcyca's lawyer.

Despite the circus of that hearing, the Michigan top court discarded the sanction of 30-day suspension that the JTC proposed. Instead, the Michigan Supreme Court decided that the sanction of "public censure is proportionate" to the brutal acts committed by Gorcyca in court. The Michigan Supreme Court even "reject[ed] the Commission's request to impose costs", In Re Gorcyca at 854, which further deters the JTC from proceeding against other inept judges.

One clear sign of these Justices' ineptitude is palpable in their repugnant excuse that because
"[n]one of the lawyers or trained professionals in the courtroom suggested that respondent's actions crossed the line nor did they offer alternative actions for the court's consideration [...] we cannot conclude that respondent's decisions are fairly characterized as 'willful failure[s] to observe the law.'", Gorcyca at 844.

This is tantamount to a conclusion that a judge is allowed to commit any act of brutality --including extortion and other crimes-- as long as the "trained professionals" present around stay quiet.

Moreover, the Michigan top court ignores that lawyers are wary of protesting the judicial abuse they witness for fear that they themselves would get blacklisted in that court. The vast majority of attorneys are too fearful to even contend against an incumbent/judge in elections even where the judge is busted for a drug-related felony (e.g. Carol Kuhnke) or is embroiled in a pattern of judicial bias (e.g., Carol Kuhnke). The average lawyer is much more affectionate to his law practice than to the principle that innocent kids are entitled to their dignity, that they --like any righteous person-- are entitled to be respected by the most powerful judge.

In the matter of judge Gorcyca, only one Justice had the integrity to issue a dissenting opinion, and it was not judge Larsen. The dissenting opinion was issued by Justice Bernstein and without the support of any of his colleagues. Quite the contrary, Ms. Larsen is listed among the Justices who concur in the decision that "public censure" is sufficient sanction for Gorcyca's abuse of judicial power. That is how Justices in Michigan purport to "protect" children.

I don't know whether or not other individuals shortlisted as potential replacements of Justice Kennedy are worse than judge Larsen, but judge Larsen cannot reasonably explain how her worn out speech about protecting the children is any compatible with her reluctance to duly sanction Gorcyca's judicial abuse of children. I could only imagine judge Larsen telling the Tsimhoni siblings:
"Dear kids, 
I will only join a public censure against judge Gorcyca because I don't think that terrorizing you in court and unjustifiably throwing you in jail for seventeen days are enough reasons to impose on judge Gorcyca a greater sanction. Why would we remove her from judicial office? She and I are judges after all. 
But hey, to show we care about you, when we call you "blatant" in our published decision (Gorcyca at 844) we are writing only your initials instead of your full names, because I am all about protecting you and every children. That makes you whole, right?".
This might be a deleterious effect of being in the Michigan judiciary, but a judge who endorses or proceeds too leniently on another judge's perversity does not deserve being promoted.

As a person who has repeatedly and directly experienced the corruption and gross incompetence of various Michigan judges, the prospect that one of their complicit superiors is eyed for a spot in the SCOTUS appalls me; I am sure such prospect shocks the conscience of any other reasonable person. It goes against the much needed crackdown on Michigan's unfit judges, a crackdown that --realistically speaking-- only Michigan legislators and the SCOTUS could conduct effectively. But if Michigan's inept judiciary is allowed to swarm into either one of these two institutions, it will defeat the often mentioned notion of checks and balances.

Particularly in the context of protecting children, judge Larsen's leniency on Gorcyca's brutality against three kids seems detrimental to President Trump's efforts to mitigate the recent, international outrage about the children being separated from their parents at the U.S. border.

I haven't scrutinized judge Larsen's decisions in other cases. But the United States Supreme Court needs Justices who possess integrity, and my assessment of In Re Gorcyca is that judge Larsen fails that prerequisite.

Felon Carol Kuhnke Seeks Reelection as Trial Judge

By Iñaki Viggers.

Carol Kuhnke, the judge who in November of 2016 was busted for illegal possession of drugs, filed as incumbent in the election(s) that will occur later this year. This judge intends to persuade people that five and a half years of her judicial ineptitude aren't enough. Carol Kuhnke is adamant that if there's a spot in court that even a corrupt judge could hold, it has to be her.

Back in year 2012 Carol Kuhnke was just a populist candidate playing the celebrity card of being openly gay. By year 2018, incumbent Carol Kuhnke has repeatedly embarrassed herself through her notorious history of incompetence, misconduct, and miscarriage of justice in civil as well as criminal cases. Worrisome signs of her delusion in social networks don't help her either.

The bulk of Carol Kuhnke's features makes it easy for any decent candidate to leverage the electorate's once-in-six-years opportunity to fire her from the bench. In that sense, Carol Kuhnke's judicial office can be considered as vacant as when a judge's retirement is imminent. But serious non-incumbents need to file before April 24 to make this happen, because also in a democracy it is true that when scumbag is the only option on the ballots, scumbag takes all.

Carol Kuhnke's Narcotic(s) Felony
Judge Felon Kuhnke or felon judge Kuhnke (the order of the factors does not alter the product) gained shameful notoriety when Detective Raisanen discovered that Carol Kuhnke knowingly possessed narcotics that were neither prescribed to her nor to any person from her household. MCL 333.7403 makes it a felony to knowingly and intentionally possess a controlled substance that is not prescribed to that person. Relevant excerpts of the police report are available here. A copy of the full report can be found as exhibit in the motions for disqualification in cases 16-870-FH and 16-945-FC in the Washtenaw County Trial Court (provided this judge hasn't made these files disappear), although printing this gem of judge's misconduct costs $2 per page.

The detective's findings earned Carol Kuhnke, J.D., what we may call a certificate of Juris Drugstore: a letter where the special prosecutor who was assigned to this matter certifies to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) that "the evidence supported the filing of criminal charges for the possession of controlled substances that were not prescribed to her".

The prosecutor also wrote a letter to Carol Kuhnke with similar terms. If she puts her mind to it, this ridiculous judge could post that letter on the fridge, just like when mommy and daddy do with the kid's report card.

And since Carol Kuhnke supposedly is a grown-up, she gets to decide if she prefers to put it on the tool chest where she used to store liquor and the controlled substance(s) not prescribed to her. Whether on her fridge or her tool chest, a magnet works just  fine.

The Washtenaw prosecutor subsequently filed motions asking judge Kuhnke to disqualify herself from both criminal cases 16-870-FH and 16-945-FC, where Detective Raisanen is expected to be a witness. Too arrogant and proud to be fired from cases, judge Kuhnke denied both motions. This judge's sake of presiding these cases despite her drug-related crime reminds us that Carol Kuhnke has no dignity. I dissect the vexatious spirit of judge Kuhnke's excuses in Segment 7 (minute 36:00-41:52) of the series Corrupted from Ed to Judge.

Much to the prosecutor's frustration, judge Kuhnke has been postponing the trial in 16-870-FH since then:

With the exception of Joke Carol Kuhnke, everybody else understands the importance of punishing those who lie to a police officer during the investigation of a murder. We who have been victims of a defendant's criminal conduct need the judge to ascertain the truth. Reluctant to do her job, Carol Kuhnke is fond of allowing witnesses to commit perjury and of allowing them to avoid testimony.

Now we must thank the defendant to 16-945-FC for pleading guilty. Otherwise we would see Carol Kuhnke juggling also there to do her thing: obstruction of justice, obstruction from the bench.

Carol Kuhnke's Reckless Endangerment of a Child
The discovery of Carol Kuhnke's narco-felony unveiled other serious issues that demonstrate her unfitness for judicial office, given her inept decision-making in and out of court.

Carol Kuhnke's felony was discovered as a result of her adopted son's drug overdose. John Kuhnke, the adopted son, had been released from rehab for substance abuse just two days earlier (November 23, 2016). The police report reflects that, after depriving John of the company of his cousins on Thanksgiving Day, judge Carol Kuhnke left this teenager completely alone and unsupervised in her apartment so that Carol Kuhnke could go "holiday shopping" on Thanksgiving at 10PM. It appears that erratic Carol Kuhnke "forgot" what she told John just few hours earlier: that she "wanted things to be more low key since he just got out of rehab".

In light of John's overdose and his prior access to the drugs and alcohol that Carol Kuhnke stashed in her apartment, this "smart" judge presumed that it's ok to leave John alone and unsupervised if she just locks in a tool chest her liquor and all drugs. The problem is that an approach that works well with pets is a quite stupid idea when applied to a rehab teenager who (1) knows where exactly Carol Kuhnke stashes her liquor and substances, (2) "abuses anything he can get his hands on" (these are judge's words in the police report, not mine), and (3) "has been in and out of residential treatment for most of this year" (same). Compared to animals, a teenager can make a much, so much smarter use of his force, of his hands, and even of tools so as to overcome Carol Kuhnke's petcare mentality.

Just because a teenager has been released from rehab two days earlier, it doesn't mean that his sobriety is already consolidated. It is not rocket science that a person battling drug abuse endures for several years a strong temptation to resume his addictions, and that the company of his loved ones can prevent him from relapsing. But instead, this judge ensured that the teenager would have no company and then she left him under the alleged pretext of "holiday shopping" while knowing that a tool chest packed with drugs and liquor was nearby him. Only the devil does that: Devil Carol.

Indeed, John Kuhnke gained access to the alcohol and drugs soon after Carol Kuhnke went to her so-called "holiday shopping", during which John overdosed. At 2:52AM it was tragic that John was not responding to the deputies' efforts to revive him. And it was likewise outrageous that Carol Kuhnke was not responding to the deputies' efforts to contact her. John subsequently died.

The several hours of Carol Kuhnke's "low key" holiday shopping must have been a heck of fun. But had this irresponsible judge bothered to check on the vulnerable teenager, or at least to arrange some supervision or company to him (such as the one of which she deprived him hours earlier), John might still be alive. In terms of judge Crumble Kuhnke's low scale of values, today she would not be the criminally busted judge that she is since late 2016.

Despite the prosecutor's letter and openness toward the JTC, the latter disregarded the matter. Unfortunately, the JTC takes action only when politics are heavy in the court chambers of Michigan or when judicial misconduct gets wide coverage by the media. Even when the JTC proceeds against a judge, the Michigan Supreme Court is keen on making a drama-circus at hearing without really sanctioning the unfit judge. The latest instance of the Michigan Supreme Circus is the matter of Lisa Gorcyca: a hearing remarkable for the court's tolerance to respondent's blatancy, followed by the court's overly lenient decision.

Carol Kuhnke's incompetence in these affairs translates to incompetence on the bench. It is ironic that felon judge Kuhnke remains entrusted with ensuring the victims' safety simply because she hasn't yet been charged and because the JTC ignores the "high standards" to which judges are supposedly held.

Carol Kuhnke's Concealment and Judicial Bias
The police investigation also reflects Carol Kuhnke's domestic involvement with the teenager's mental illness. There is nothing wrong about it, but such involvement makes it improper for Carol Kuhnke to preside cases where one of the parties resorts to the excuse of being mentally ill. When a judge is as obtuse as discussed above, a wrongdoer can manipulate that "compassionate" judge by resorting to pretexts of mental illness.

One instance of Kuhnke's judicial bias happened in one of my lawsuits (15-799-CZ), where the defendant (my father's 2nd wife) sometimes resorts to the pretext of her mental illness, other times denies it altogether, but either way she manages to inflict harm to her victims. Given a judge's domestic involvement in a situation of mental illness, a minimum of integrity would prompt that judge to disqualify him-/her-self from cases where a party exploits her own mental illness as a path to impunity. At the very least, a judge with integrity would ask the parties to weigh in on the issue of her disqualification from the case. But Carol Kuhnke does not have that minimum of integrity: She at all times during my litigation concealed from me that "some personal issues" of hers may (and certainly did) impair her ability to adjudge impartially.

Carol Kuhnke's intentional concealment in 15-799-CZ only reinforces her awareness of impropriety. While Kuhnke's inept rulings clearly signal her bias, it is pathetic that external evidence of her judicial bias emerges when she is caught with illegal possession of drugs. Can wronged litigants and unsuspecting voters afford to wait till the police renewedly busts Carol Kuhnke for something else that could unveil more of her hidden agenda and corrupt interests? Surely the felon would try being more cautious to avoid getting caught again.

Candidate Kuhnke Promises Fairness, Judge Kuhnke Delivers Injustice
Another troubling issue is Carol Kuhnke's double speech. Her inconsistency amounts to having multiple personalities.

In year 2012, candidate Kuhnke campaigned with the babbling that she has "represented working people as an attorney, and as a judge she would take pride in making sure everyone got a fair hearing".

But in year 2016, fraudulent Carol Kuhnke took pride in doing the exact opposite as a judge. After allowing the defendant employer in 15-1193-CZ avoid his deposition for three months, ordering me to produce irrelevant documents as a condition for taking the defendant's deposition, and turning a blind eye on the defendant's inconsistencies, judge Carol Kuhnke summarized her rogue mindset as follows (page 21 of the transcript of the hearing on August 17, 2016):

    • "The State loves insurance companies and it loves employers and it loves oil companies and it loves anybody who's powerful. Okay? And it doesn't say that anywhere in our Constitution. But if you're not in those groups, the[n] you just kind of have to try and stay away --stay out of the way."

Carol Kuhnke's blatant departure from the equal protection of the laws epitomizes her monumental hypocrisy as candidate. While never a bright person, Carol Kuhnke surely knows that expressing her actual mindset during campaign would have placed her at the lowest position in the 2012 primary election.

In an era where courts all over the country are telling President Donald Trump that he is not above the law, Carol Kuhnke's debauched rule of thumb is appalling. Who would have imagined that charlatan Kuhnke has more in common with President Trump than with the Ann Arbor Democrats before whom she pandered for votes in the 2012 campaign?

Later on, at that same hearing, I asked this judge how the defendant employer was going to clarify his wrongful statements of fact. The question is important because (1) the defendant refuses to retract his disproved statements of fact; (2) judge Kuhnke stated minutes earlier "I can make someone swear to tell the truth" (page 18 of the transcript); and (3) the ascertainment of the truth is actually at the core of a judge's obligations. But judge Kuhnke answered my question with "That's not up to me" and "It's not up to me" (pages 24-25 of the transcript). Simply put, Carol Kuhnke's advanced erraticism and moral decomposition impede her to hold judicial office.

What personality will Carol Kuhnke adopt this time as incumbent? She cannot have it both ways. Clearly she will have to pick one personality or the other. Will she paraphrase her fraudulent promise about the working electorate? Or will she cut to the chase and promise "anybody who's powerful" that she will lecture the rest of us "to stay out of the way"? Once ousted, it will be interesting to see whether attorney Carol Kuhnke will tell future her working clients what she in her capacity as corrupt judge has stated so blatantly.

That Funny Judge Who Mistakenly Believed She Works at the University of Michigan
Social networks are a platform where some people boast of something they are not; maybe it gives them a sense of self-accomplishment, maybe it's delusion. But one of those people is Carol Kuhnke, who used to post on her Facebook profile the false allegation that she works at the University of Michigan since 2015.

Looking at the University's annual lists of employees for years 2015, 2016, and 2017 suffices to disprove Carol Kuhnke's delusion.

Granted, there is at least one judge who works at the University of Michigan, whose salary at the University for his 11% part-time is greater than the salary of many full-time employees at the University, and who fails to disqualify himself from cases where their employer the University of Michigan is a party. That judge is Timothy Connors, another decadent and inept judge in the Washtenaw County Trial Court and incumbent in the upcoming election.

There might be other judges who supplement their judicial salary with some juicy income from the University in the form of part-time jobs, but Carol Kuhnke isn't one of them.

Interestingly, judge Kuhnke amended her Facebook profile soon after I pointed to that oddity in a motion (item 57) I filed in the Michigan Court Of Appeals in year 2017. It is uncertain whether anybody advised judge Kuhnke to delete anything about her imaginary employment, or whether she realized that a delusion of that sort looks quite unbecoming of a judge, or whether on this matter Carol Kuhnke decided to stick to one of her multiple personalities.

It is worrisome that a judge tasked with fact-finding shows signs of delusion about her an imaginary employer. Moreover, this helps explaining why judge Kuhnke refused to address the avoidance and multiple inconsistencies that managers/directors from the University incurred during the depositions in 15-799-CZ and 15-1193-CZ: she just didn't want to get in trouble in her imaginary job.

It is not always true that the "reviewing" court will reverse erroneous rulings from a lower court. Both Michigan appellate and supreme courts rubber-stamping of unreasonable rulings. In my experience, the appellate panel even resorted to making fraudulent statements for the sake of filling the blanks from Carol Kuhnke's inept rulings. That increases the importance of removing people like Carol Kuhnke from judicial office.

Final Remarks
As a defrauded litigant, it is outrageous that my cases were presided -and systematically sabotaged- by a crook who should be prosecuted for illegal possession of narcotics and maybe also for reckless endangerment of a child. But this is not an exhaustive list of Carol Kuhnke's misconduct and devotion toward "anybody who's powerful". Other reports about her suspicious leniency in multiple cases have caused public indignation.

Not every attorneys eligible for judicial office commits drug-related crimes, and the fact that Carol Kuhnke hasn't been prosecuted does not make her any "honorable". However, it remains uncertain whether anybody will challenge this incumbent plagued with irregularities and nefarious conduct. While someone could aid Carol Kuhnke by creating a false appearance of contending for the spot, the truth is that a serious candidate has a great chance to replace this failed judge.

In the meantime, the most important question is: How many additional cases will this felon preside?

Federal Court Punishes Fraud. What about Michigan Courts? They FOSTER Fraud.

Two weeks ago, a federal judge sentenced 34-year-old Martin Shkreli to seven years in prison for defrauding investors. The fallout of this young and enterprising guy has gotten wide coverage by the media.

Ironically, on the same day of Shkreli's sentencing to imprisonment, the Michigan Supreme Court showed its latest sign of reluctance to remedy unlawful conduct. It doesn't matter how clearly the illegal activity is proved in Michigan, state court is just uncomfortable about having to do its job. Via a dull, short statement denying my Applications for Leave to Appeal in MSC# 156447 and 156495, Michigan courts reinforce their commitment to side with the criminals and the wrongdoers.

The news of the sentence of Shkreli's imprisonment inevitably reminded many of us of a congressional hearing in February of 2016, where Shkreli defiantly and with a deliberately funny-faced attitude refused to answer all but one of the questions made by congressmen.

The insignificant and only exception to Shkreli's evasion occurs at minute 8:26: With Shkreli looking and smirking elsewhere, congressman Cummings asks "Are you listening?", a bored Shkreli sighs and -only upon his attorney's advice to "say yes"- Shkreli pleases the world by uttering the word "yes". That congressional hearing was quite brief, as it was pointless to continue conducting the hearing in light of Shkreli's use and abuse of the Fifth Amendment.

Congressional hearings are different than court hearings in several aspects. For instance, testimony in Congress does not necessarily retains its full evidentiary weight in judicial proceedings. Also, whereas a crook's attorney (himself another crook) often resorts to his babbling so as to obfuscate judicial proceedings, it is notorious how at minute 5:00 of the congressional hearing Shkreli's attorney was prevented from derailing it. But most important: To federal court's credit, this time justice somehow is catching up with Shkreli.

Shkreli's mockery during his congressional hearing further reminded me of the deposition of Al Pacha, the rotten intermediary whom I brought to court for his fraudulent representations about me. Resembling Shkreli's avoidance of all questions by sticking to the Fifth Amendment, Al Pacha was remarkably evasive when testifying about what he likes to call his "interpretation" of the proverb what goes around comes around. Al Pacha clings to that proverb in his attempt to justify his fraudulent narrative(s) to the University of Michigan.

By alluding to his so-called "interpretation" of a proverb, Al Pacha made of his mental state a fundamental aspect in the lawsuit against him. There was conclusive evidence stacked against him by the time he brought at issue his mental state, yet Mr. Pacha's answers at deposition in this regard (page 52, starting from line 13) reflect his flagrant mockery and his disregard of justice:
- I don't recall.
- I don't know.
- [I] Explain it to a kid at the age that the kid can understand and comprehend that phrase.
- Right now I don't have a kid here so I don't know.
- You are not a kid.

Busted Al Pacha and busted Martin Shkreli might think that testifying under oath just makes insolence funnier.

Another resemblance is Al Pacha's laughable characterization of himself in his ALPAC website as "young, single and enterprising", as if this clown's marital status were any relevant to the industry ...

Of course, posing as young, enterprising, or -in the case of Al Pacha- single are harmless. The problem happens when these phony "entrepeneurs" indulge in fraudulent representations in a desperate attempt to keep their business floating. Whether it is a deceitful overpricing of a stock or the act of defaming an employee who retains prospective employment elsewhere, courts ought to remedy all acts of fraud and blatancy from individuals like Martin Shkreli or Al Pacha. Federal court took care of Mr. Shkreli, whereas Mr. Pacha remains off the hook because Michigan judges are too corrupt to follow the law.

As reflected in the hearing transcript of August 17, 2016, and in Segment 6 of Corrupted from Ed to Judge, crook Carol Kuhnke's lecture as judge is that Michigan "loves employers [...] and anybody who's powerful" and that the rest of us "have to stay out of the way". That degradation in the Michigan judiciary is so appalling that Martin Shkreli would have wished that his case were presided by corrupt Carol Kuhnke and the rubber-stamping courts above her.

Mr. Shkreli has been even ordered to give up an album auctioned at $2m , which is presumably aimed at restoring funds to the defrauded investors. By contrast, Michigan judges lack the integrity to ensure that a defamed plaintiff's reputation gets duly restored. The courts' decadence is illustrated by their absolute leniency toward Al Pacha's disproved narrative(s) and his subsequent blatancy at his deposition. Dignity and reputation are unknown concepts to many of Michigan judges.

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