A recall effort that had wiped Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky off the bench was threatened by parents in Contra Costa, which caused an immediate investigation of three of the county’s judges.
Turns out, parents were right. The investigation revealed Judge Hardie and Judge Fannin had direct ties to money laundering operations that take children from loving parents and sell those children into sex trafficking rings, while non- profits collect fees for the children placed into foster care.
” It was the parents protesting in the streets that was very embarrassing to the upscale Walnut Creek community, that protest launched not only a criminal investigation by the FBI. but also the local grand jury.’ said the former grand juror who asked to speak off records.
The juror also expressed frustration in the lack of media coverage on the topic. ” We never saw this coming because mainstream media never covers what is really going on in the county’s family courts,
Judges in the county appeared rattled over the investigation, which is leading to supervised visitation and reunification camps where judges hold financial interests through their spouses and family members to avoid disclosure.
Of the $153 million budgeted for foster kids. less than 1 percent was determined to be going to benefit foster youth. Worse were the judges who ignored the law and took children from their parents for no legal reason.
SANTA CRUZ – Judge Hell
A Santa Cruz mother described the year a CPS worker took her 2 year old, causing the mother to pay $40,000 she paid to get her child back.
” The payment felt like a ransom” , explained the young mother, “we had to pay to defend CPS worker’s allegations’:
The Grand Jury didn’t investigate the use of supervised visitation, where several judges have a financial interest.