Los Angeles, December 30 – Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO), issued a report opining Fraud on the Court in litigation of Lewis et al v. Gleason et al (1:10-cv-01850) in the US District Court, Colorado. [i]
Gerald Lewis and Alison Maynard, in pro se, filed complaint pursuant to Deprivation of Rights under the Color of Law 42 USC §1983 in the US District Court, Colorado, against John Gleason, Counsel at the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation and others, including, but not limited to, Justices of the Colorado Supreme Court William Lucero, Mary Mullarkey, Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. , and Michael Bender.
The matter arose from disciplinary actions taken against Maynard and her former client Lewis, alleged by the Plaintiffs as deprivation of rights and retaliation for exposing corruption in the State of Colorado courts.
The US District Court docket lists US Judge Christine M. Arguello as Presiding Judge in the case. According to the Denver Post, Judge Arguello was set in 2009 for a US Supreme Court Justice position. [ii] US Magistrate Michael J. Watanabe is listed as presiding by reference in the case.
The report was based on examination of the PACER (the Court’s online public access system) records in the case.
The report noted that the records examination was incomplete, since the PACER docket excludes all the electronic certificates of authentication/attestation by the Clerk of the Court.
Regardless, the report concluded:
[S]ufficient evidence is found in the docket and related records of Lewis et al v. Gleason et al (1:10-cv-01850) as detailed in 2), above, of notations of entry of records by individuals, whose names and authority are not spelled out in the PACER docket, pertaining to judicial and clerical records, which are patently invalid court records.
Therefore, Dr Zernik opines that the Docket Report of Lewis et al v. Gleason et al (1:10-cv-01850) is false and deliberately misleading, meticulously constructed to convey the perception of valid litigation, where in fact the evidence indicates that the litigation was and is deliberately invalid from its commencement.
The report recommended:
It is recommended that the Plaintiff report the conduct of US Judge Christine M. Arguello, US Magistrate Michael J. Watanabe, and Clerk of the US District Court Gregory C. Langham to the Public Integrity Section of the US Department of Justice and to the US Congress Committees on the Judiciary.
The report provided an overview of Dr Zernik’s experience in examination of computerized records, particularly computerized court records, and multiple instances, where his opinion of fraud was either re-affirmed, or supported by leading Fraud Experts or computer science scholars.
A report, which was submitted to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations by Dr Zernik on behalf of Human Rights Alert (NGO) in April 2010 was later incorporated in an official United Nations report with reference to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California”.
[i] 10-12-30 Lewis Et Al v Gleason Et Al (1:10-cv-01850) in the US District Court, Colorado – Opinion Regarding PACER Docket and Court Records in a Civil Rights Matter
[ii] 09-05-20 Judge Set for Supreme Courtship - Denver Post: