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New York: Brooklyn Judge Resigns After Probe by Conduct Commission

October 15, 2015

Brooklyn Judge Resigns After Probe by Conduct Commission by Andrew Denney from the New York Law Review 10/16/2015 Longtime Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Lewis has agreed to resign, effective Dec. 31, ending an investigation by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct. According to a stipulation released Thursday, the commission first investigated Lewis’ conduct in May 2013 after the Law Journal and other media revealed that the Office of Court Administration’s inspector [- more...]

New York: Artist Peter Max can go home with his wife, judge rules

October 9, 2015

Pop Artist Peter Max was freed Wednesday after being allegedly held against his will at a secret location for the last month by his son and a court-appointed guardian. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead ordered the 77-year-old be produced in court after an emergency application by his wife, Mary Max, charged that he was being kept in “illegal, unwanted and forced isolation from his wife and longtime friends.” The jubilant pair shared a tender kiss outside their Upper West Side [- more...]

New York: Long Island Attorney admits to embezzling $797,000 in funds from client

August 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 DISTRICT ATTORNEY QUEENS COUNTY 125-01 QUEENS BOULEVARD KEW GARDENS, NEW YORK 11415-15611 718-286-6000 Release 109-2015 www.QueensDA.org twitter@QueensDABrown CONTACT: KEVIN RYAN IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON MERIS CAMPBELL 718-286-6315 LONG ISLAND ATTORNEY ADMITS TO EMBEZZLING S797,000 IN FUNDS FROM CLIENTS Will Sign Confession Of Judgment; Faces Vp To 410 12 Years in Prison Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that a Great Neck, Long [- more...]

New York: Fox News5 Investigates – Nassau County judge approves triple and quadruple billing by guardian and his attorney

June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015 Nassau County, NY Fox News5’s Mary Garofalo investigates the cases of Esta Veron and Lillian Rubian – both women were put under court-ordered guardianship of Sam Rausman and attorney William Bryk who proceeded to triple and quadruple bill Ms. Rubian for “social services” and related guardianship and legal services.  And it’s all legal, because a judge has approved without question or oversight, and against any complaints by the former ward, all [- more...]