[N]ot only were attorneys targeted for 24/7 wiretapping of their personal and business phones, but judges in New York also became victims of the illegal whims of political insiders, according to a former insider who says he supervised parts of the operation for years.
It was previously reported that evidence was obtained on January 24, 2013 confirming illegal actions against New York attorneys, including the continuous and illegal wiretapping of their phones and the complete capture and copying of all internet ISP activity, including email. CLICK HERE TO SEE BACKGROUND STORY “Former Insider Admits to Illegal Wiretaps for “Ethics Bosses”
The Manhattan-based attorney ethics committee, the Departmental Disciplinary Committee (the “DDC”), a state-run entity that oversees the “ethics” of those who practice law in The Bronx and Manhattan, has been identified of utilizing the illegal activity- at will, and by whim- to either target or protect certain attorneys.
One Manhattan supervising ethics attorney, Naomi Goldstein, was identified as a regular requestor of the illegal tape recordings, and former chief counsel Thomas Cahill has been described in interviews as being “very involved” to those who were conducting the illegal activity. Cahill subsequently retired, however New York State-paid attorney Naomi Goldstein still supervises “ethics” investigations from her Wall Street DDC 2nd floor office at 61 Broadway.
According to the source, one New York “ethics” legend, Alan Friedberg, was “very well known” to those conducting the illegal wiretapping activity. Friedberg, who has become the poster child for unethical tactics while conducting “ethics” inquiries, appears to have been present in the various state offices where illegal wiretaps were utilized. Friedberg worked for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct (the “CJC”) before running the Manhattan attorney “ethics” committee as chief counsel for a few years. Friedberg then resurfaced at the CJC, where he remains today. The CJC investigates ethics complaints of all judges in New York State.
Judges Deserve Justice Too, Unless Political Hacks Decide Otherwise.
While court administrators have effectively disgraced most judges with substandard compensation, it appears that at least the selective enforcement of “ethics” rules, dirty tricks and retaliation were equally employed on lawyers and judges alike.
According to the insider, targeted judges had their cellphones, homes and court phones wiretapped- all without required court orders. In addition, according to the source, certain courtrooms, chambers and robing rooms were illegally bugged.
A quick review of notes from over one million pages of evidence, according to the insider, reveals that the “black bag jobs” included: NYS Supreme Court Judge, the Hon. Alice Schlesinger (Manhattan), Criminal Court Judge, the Hon. Shari R. Michels (Brooklyn) and NYS Supreme Court Judge, the Bernadette Bayne (Brooklyn).
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