You have indicated you are interested in cases where there
has been injustices committed by a corrupt judge. The judge in this
report is notorious for his bad decisions and has a pattern history.
Not only has he further, "Victimized repeatedly the victims" but in his,
infinite wisdom Court Ordered the Violence Victim to pay (garnished)
her S.S. Disability to the Perpetrator. Worldwide in many Cultures,
there is no judge who would accept such a cruel situation!! And
furthermore this devoted Sole caregiver Mother is now, neither allowed to
visit nor to see her Beloved child! "Guilty of no crime law
compliant". That's an inhuman situation!!! This case should give you a
lot to write about. J.A.I.L....please help this vital cause.
Child abused by the power of a Judge!
Nicholson Cook County Illinois #92-D18247, 92CO 00410 FL# Appeals
Sila Hernandez Nicholson and her minor daughter were treated
unhumanly in the Court of Florida by Judge Lawrence Korda. He has
perpetrated fraud upon his Court as evidence to obstruct justice of her
Either he was not aware of the severity of abuse
to this mother, and child or, he took advantage of a young lady who was born
in Colombia and was not aware of all the legal ramifications of the laws of
our country. One reason that he was blind to the abuse is the fact
that he refused to review her ex-husband's domestic violence history from
Illinois, Regardless, he should be held accountable for all the
heartache and agony, the destruction of lives and financial ruin, he has put
this mother and child through. As of this date, they are still
separated, absolutely innocent of any crime, but have been victimized by the
Sila Hernandez Nicholson lived in an abusive marriage with a man
who not only abused her but their daughter as well. And yet, this
judge awarded full custody of child to him after knowing all he had done to
them. The daughter was taken from Sila, who had primary custody since
birth. While, Sila held Active Order of Protection against husband's
violence, on Mother's day 1997, the police, forcibly broke into Sila's house
and forcibly kidnapped her 7 years old child. Police failed to protect
domestic violence victim, per VAWA Act. Mother was ordered to pay this
able bodied man 70% of her Disability SS check for child support, which was
further punishment unwarranted.
I trust that you may be able to see some
justice restored in the state of Florida by exposing this judge and his
cruelty to a helpless law abiding innocent mother and
Victim Advocates Fallbrook, CA
The Nicholsons were married August 31,
1990 then on May 11, 1992, Mr. Nicholson abandoned mother and daughter after
abusing them both. Mrs. Nicholson was given extended order of
protection by Court and filed for divorce December 1992 for mental,
emotional cruelty and physical abuse and was awarded primary custody of
However, she reconciles with her husband, after he pleaded with
her. She felt compelled to try again for the daughter's sake and
didn't want to deny her of a father's relationship.
they moved to Florida and August 1996, the abuse started all over
again. Mr. Nicholson removed $80,000 from their joint bank account,
leaving only $60.00 for mother and daughter, with no
September 1996, Mrs. Nicholson got order of protection and
filed for divorce because of assaults and threats from husband and
girlfriend. In October, her doctors requested "emergency out of state
relocation" in the best interest of Mrs. Nicholson and her daughter.
Judge Lawrence Korda denied this request and locks mother and daughter
(violence victims) into the same city and state with
perpetrator. This is a grave violation of the VAWA Act Protection of
Survivors, Mother&Children, of Domestic Violence Incorporated May 8,
1958, and honored by the Justice Department.
Judge tells mother,
"Tough, get over it, learn to live homeless and destitute in Florida.
Guess what, you aren't going nowhere. And get use to seeing your
husband with his new lovers and teach your daughter to see her father with
his new significant others because as of today, I am awarding the respondent
weekend visitations at his girlfriend's house. I am warning you, if
you don't take the child to the police station to hand over to the
respondent today, I will imprison you and take your child away. Am I
clear on that? --- Motion is denied."
Mrs. Nicholson and her daughter
are forced to live in a drug and violence-infested apartment complex;
however, she sold all her personal assets and bought a house in a family
oriented community for her daughter's sake. On November 1996 she
presented deed of newly purchased 3 bedroom home to Judge Korda. He
was not, pleased with Sila's goodfaith action.
Thanksgiving - husband returns child from visitation and commits assault and
battery "hit and run" on mother while child witnessed in car. Still
with, "Active Order of Protection", nothing was done about this.
19th to May 10, 1997, Mrs. Nicholson obtained a new lawyer who proved gross
negligence by a previous attorney who was handling the case. All court
rule procedures required in a divorce proceeding were ignored, including
pre-trial equitable distribution and final hearing with absolutely no
notice, service or response to petitioner. As a direct consequence, on
Mother's Day, 1997 at Court Hearing, the guardian ad litem declares husband
an "unfit father" and there is no emergency to the child who is with her
mother, and states that she is not ready to go to trial , because she
had not visited husband's girlfriend's home yet. Judge Korda denied
motion and trial proceeded without the presence of Mrs. Nicholson. This
would not have prejudiced the respondent at all if a Continuance had been
On the same day, 9 policemen forcibly broke into Mrs.
Nicholson's home. They didn't knock, have warrant, no Miranda rights
but ransacked her home, handcuffed guests visiting from abroad, and forcibly
and illegally abducted her daughter, while she screamed in sheer terror for
her mother. No notice, service nor right to disclosure appeal for
re-hearing or appeals court was given Mrs. Nicholson by Judge Korda.
This was a violation of due process and family court
Judge Korda awarded custody of daughter to Mr. Nicholson, a
known abusive father and husband, along with 70% of Mrs. Nicholson's SS
Disability income for child support. This left Mrs. Nicholson, who
couldn't work because of her disability, "below poverty level" to face
June 3, 1997, Mrs. Nicholson filed a timely Appeal with the
West Palm Beach Appeals Court for "gross violation of due process" of
mother's and child's rights.
October 1997, Mrs. Nicholson appeared in
Court with 13 neighbors who testified that the child had been inflicted with
physical abuse, neglect and parental alienation while living with her father
for 8 months. This is a cause for change of custody. However,
Judge Korda becomes hostile -- overwhelmed by the Witness evidence and
denies her an opportunity to show evidence. This was in retaliation
because Mrs. Nicholson filed an appeal against Judge Korda. He orders
Mrs. Nicholson to bond with your child for 1 hour a week in the "Sexual
Pedophile Program" in supervised visits". This was a ridiculous order
the judge required of Mrs. Nicholson. Mrs. Nicholson's attorney
objected to this grotesquely, inappropriate, restrictive visitations which
was not supported by any evidence. Judge Korda denies motion for
relief. Therefore, on December 13, 1997, Mrs. Nicholson starts her one
hour visitation, where all criminals go to see their children when they are
released from prison. Even the Director of the program couldn't
understand why the judge had sent her there. Later, Mrs. Nicholson was
thrown out of the program because she and daughter were crying and praying
in Spanish. They were threatened, "you can only speak English."
January 1998, new guardian ad litems were assigned and who were less
than compassionate. They were verbally and emotionally abusive to
mother and daughter and threatened that they "would never be together
again". In their reports of Mrs. Nicholson and her daughter's visits,
they belittled and devaluated Mrs. Nicholson's maternal values of religious,
Cultural and traditional differences which were a vital part of her child's
rearing since birth - now 100% prohibited, including their native
February 1998. In collusion, Judge Korda and the guardian
ad litem coerced Mrs.Nicholson, who was under great stress, into an
overnight court hearing for a psychological evaluation. This was
against court rules and procedures. A court cannot force a victim of
violence to a psychological evaluation in order to use it against them to
impede child visitations or determine custody. Mrs. Nicholson's rights
were violated and she was prohibited from obtaining competent legal
council. She was told if she did not comply, she would not see her
daughter again. Why should Mrs. Nicholson have to go through an
evaluation and the Respondent husband Mr. Nicholson, who was abusive, did
not? Judge Korda said, "The respondent would not be bothered with none
of this, Nonsense". However, a court procedure requires that a
respondent with an established abuse history and "any parties that the minor
child is exposed to should be psychologically evaluated" in the child's best
interest. This did not happen. Mrs. Nicholson's rights were
February 1998, Overnight Court appointed psychologist did
a hostile character assassination of Mrs. Nicholson, not supported by any
evidence. This was needed in collusion with the guardian ad litem and
Judge Korda to violate a law abiding devoted mother's parental rights.
June-Oct. 1998, Mrs. Nicholson files a motion to enforce parental
rights. Judge Korda denies motion.
September 9, 1998, Mrs.
Nicholson Wins Appeal court ruling for gross violations of due process and
abuse of discretion and power by Judge Korda. A trial proceeded.
The guardian ad litem informed the court she was not prepared to testify and
there was no emergency to the child. The court denied and the trial
Final Appeals Mandate, case is reversed and remanded, all
parties go back to prior status quo and all relief is awarded to Mrs.
Nicholson including lawyer' fees. Mrs. Nicholson tried to enforce the
mandate for a new trial with a new judge.
October 9, 1998, in
retaliation, Judge Korda, railroaded Mrs. Nicholson into a second fraudulent
divorce without her presence. At the time, she was in Chicago, at the
FBI Building, seeking help and her right to Enforce Final Mandate of
Appeals diligently seeking, competent legal counsel.
attorney filed 18 page "Emergency Write of Prohibition" motion of
Violations, which was denied by Judge L. Korda.
Mrs. Nicholson's attorney
filed "Motion to Recuse", denied by Judge Korda.
Mrs. Nicholson has been
unlawfully prevented from seeing or contacting her daughter for 5 years (May
1997 to present). She lost her only home(foreclosed) which she
purchased sacrificially for her daughter's security and safety, because of
expenses entailed in her effort to regain custody of her child. Judge
Korda further placed additional financial pressure on Mrs. Nicholson when
the court ordered her to give up 70% of her SS Disability benefits, which
put her "below poverty level - displaced". Judge Korda did this
"willfully knowing the financial destruction" that it would cause Mrs.
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