CCHR Condemns FDA’S Approval of Electricity-Zapping for “ADHD” Kids

CCHR Condemns FDA’S Approval of Electricity-Zapping for “ADHD” Kids

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device to zap a low-level electrical pulse through the forehead of 7-12 year olds as treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

Mental Health group says electrical “treatment” creates harm and the ongoing dangerous decisions by the FDA warrant a Congressional investigation.

The ongoing dangerous decisions by the FDA warrant a Congressional investigation.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2019 / — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device to zap a low-level electrical pulse through the forehead of 7-12 year olds as treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [1] But the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), says that unsatisfied with the drugging of millions of children with mind-altering drugs associated with mania, psychosis, suicide and even death, psychiatrists have now turned to the FDA to approve a device that electro-shocks children into docility. This is yet another harmful psychiatric electricity-based practice being passed off as “therapy,” misleading parents into thinking their child will be “safe” undergoing it, CCHR says.

The Monarch eTNS System device costs around $1,000, according to CNN. A patch placed on the forehead uses a 9-volt lithium battery stimulation that creates a “tingling sensation” on the skin between the eyebrows. [2] Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International says, “This latest practice of zapping a lack of focus sends a wrong message to children. Psychiatrists want them to believe that electricity pulsing through their brain while they sleep will help control impulsive behavior, despite no clinical study proving their behavior is a neurobiological condition.”

Recently, the FDA also cleared the usage of electroshock treatment—up to 460 volts of electricity through the brain—for adolescents aged 13 and above with “bipolar” disorder. Yet the FDA admits that it does not regulate medicine and therefore, how psychiatrists administer electroshock—a free-for-all license for committing “mental euthanasia” on any child, Eastgate adds. She called on people to sign CCHR’s petition to ban ECT

Freedom of Information requests CCHR filed in seven U.S. states reveal that psychiatrists are electroshocking kids aged five and younger.

Psychiatrists admit they don’t know how ECT “works.” Nor are there clinical studies proving safety and efficacy of ECT devices. Likewise, the exact mechanism of the Monarch eTNS System and its long-term effects is unknown. [3]

As Forbes pointed out: “There are nearly a dozen neurostimulation devices on the market that claim to improve cognitive function by allowing you to zap your brain with a small electrical current. But just because you can now do this at home doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. ECT uses electrical current in the range of 600-1000 milliamps…But you’re welcome to zap your brain with a much lighter touch of roughly 1-2 milliamps from the comfort of your couch for anywhere between $99 and $800 dollars. That is, if you don’t mind leaving the state of your brain up to chance.” [4]

The marketing hype fed parents for this new device is likely to go something like this: The “zapping” ADHD device is a “noninvasive treatment” and less risky that cocaine-like amphetamines or stimulants currently prescribed to treat “ADHD.” This avoids drug side effects like anorexia, poor growth and cardiovascular problems.

Jessica Baron, writing in Forbes noted, “While it’s true that the [neurostimulation] electrodes don’t penetrate your head, they must produce enough current to reach the brain in order to have any effect at all. Calling these products ‘noninvasive’ is merely a marketing technique and a misleading one if you ask me.” [5]

Researchers do not understand the effects of long-term use of brain stimulation, but say that no brain region exists in isolation. Modulating one brain area may impact on other areas. [6]

Nick J. Davis Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology, Swansea University, UK, explains that because the brain continues to develop until the age of 20, stimulation in children and adolescents would have a stronger impact.

Davis said there is evidence that enhancing one aspect of cognition may be detrimental to other cognitive faculties. “There is also the worrying possibility that electrical stimulation of the skull may induce or inhibit bone growth, an issue of particular importance in children whose cranial bones are not yet fused. This latter possibility has not been explored in human volunteers in brain stimulation experiments,” Davis wrote in 2014. [7]

Davis pleaded for “calm and caution” when opting for stimulation device use in children because serious effects of transcranial stimulation include seizure, mood changes or induction of hyper- or hypo-mania.

“For years, FDA has ignored the practice of psychiatrists electroshocking 0-5 year olds,” Eastgate said. Carlos Peña, Ph.D., Director, Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices Office of Device Evaluation Center for Devices and Radiological Health, claims: “This new device offers a safe, non-drug option for treatment of ADHD in pediatric patients. He also fronted for the FDA when it reduced the risk classification of the brain-damaging ECT device, stating it was safe and effective, while not providing clinical trials from the manufacturers as evidence. Further, Peña was part of an FDA hearing in 2014 investigating the practice of aversive conditioning electrical devices to modify undesirable behavior. [8] In that case, FDA recommended a ban on a device used at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts that zaps special-needs residents with an electric shock machine that delivers charges of up to 41 milliamps – 10 times the amperage used in most stun guns – to the body via electrodes on the skin. [9] To date, the FDA has not removed the device from the market. [10]

CCHR says ongoing dangerous decisions by the FDA warrant a Congressional investigation.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit

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Easler Education Inc. Launches Version 3 of EaslerLMS

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Easler Education Inc., operator of Launches Version 3 of EaslerLMS

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA, April 30, 2019 / — EaslerLMS Version 3 was launched on April 15, 2019, and we are proud to report to our affiliates, resellers, authorized trainers, and our future partners that we are ahead of schedule.

Here is a quick update on what this version release includes:

• Managers can now purchase course credits directly from their portal by “clicking on the course” then “add course
credits” function (FYI – course credits never expire)

• Managers and portal administrators can now view payment history directly from the manager profile.

• Portal administrators can now enroll/invite users directly from their portal.

• EaslerLMS is now fully compatible with Microsoft Edge.

• Portal administrators can also review the progress and status of managers and their learners and can resend invites,
update email addresses, names, and other user information.

• Assignment submission and course completion manager notifications.

• View and download certificate options for managers, administrators, and instructors.

***Version 4 will be launched sometime in late June 2019, and will include:***

• E-COMMERCE WEBSITES: We will be launching an e-commerce function so our resellers and authorized trainers will be
able to sell drug and alcohol testing courses directly from their own websites.

• Instructor portal for resellers, authorized trainers, and other third-party customers.

• Website trust seals that immediately verify manager and learners’ certificates directly from third-party websites.
The trust seals can be generated after you complete the course, they can be embedded on websites and landing pages to
build trust with your customers and use as a valuable sales and marketing tool.

• Public API connect EaslerLMS directly to your website.

**Upcoming Courses & Programs:**

State-by-state drug testing law courses

• Employee Drug Awareness Course

• DOT Supervisor Training Course with FRA Post Accident Training

• Bloodborne/Droplet/Airborne Pathogens

• OSHA Construction Safety Classes

• Site Auditing

• Authorized Trainer Program


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Darcy Bergen’s Financial Group Teaches Retirement Classes to Help Individuals Map Out a Plan of Action at Any Age

Darcy Bergen

Darcy Bergen

PEORIA, ARIZONA, USA, April 30, 2019 / — PEORIA, AZ—Financial advisor Darcy Bergen holds more than two decades of experience in financial planning. On the heels of founding Clear Solutions for Seniors, LLC, he started Bergen Financial Group in 2003, and was recognized as one of the top 20 advisors in sales with Midland National life annuity division year after year. In 2015, after many years of successful investment and financial development for his clients, Darcy Bergen became a fiduciary (licenses 65), offering even further reliance between trustees and beneficiaries.

Bergen Financial Group offers conservative retirement planning strategies and products designed to provide guaranteed income for life while protecting their client’s principal from the fluctuations of the stock market with fixed annuity options.

Saving For Retirement & Living The Life You Deserve
Darcy Bergen founded Bergen Financial Group based on a simple philosophy; to teach their clients how to employ strategies to help protect them from incurring losses on their savings. Losing money in the stock market is not the way to save or live in retirement. His group aims to provide education, advice, and consulting to retirees and those planning for retirement.

Bergen Financial Group shows clients that there is a way to save and live with guaranteed income for the rest of their lives with annuity-based products. Darcy Bergen’s team of advisors has over 100 years of experience assisting clients. There is no longer a need to guess; they will set up a customized plan and help you implement a personalized strategy depending on your specific needs.

Personalized Retirement Planning is Critical
At Bergen Financial Group, they build long-term client relationships that span generations. They understand that financial products are often complicated and confusing, and that’s why Darcy Bergen’s team only implement strategies that their clients fully understand. Since they are an independent firm, they can present several different strategies, and not merely a one-size-fits-all approach. Bergen Financial Group can customize your plan based on your needs, not the needs of one company.

With headquarters located in Peoria, Arizona, as well as offices in Tucson, Phoenix, Glendale, Arizona, and Spokane Washington, their expertise is on a wide-ranging level. They offer educational seminars throughout the valley to help guide individuals through their financial journey and into a vibrant retirement.

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Hello Divorce helps you navigate your divorce on your own terms.

Our free tools, resources and transparent, flat-rate fees ensure your divorce stays on track.

Divorce in California has never been more understandable or accessible.

On your computer or on the go, complete and print official copies of California’s 20+ divorce forms.

New “Divorce Navigator” Generates All 20+ Mandatory California Divorce Forms

Divorce is a $50 billion industry in the US, with the average cost of legal fees per person ranging from $18,000 to $27,000. At Hello Divorce, we’ve brought that cost down to $1,500 on average.”

— Erin Levine

OAKLAND, CA, USA, April 30, 2019 / — The cost of starting your next chapter in California got a lot easier and a lot more affordable today thanks to Hello Divorce, with the launch of the Divorce Navigator. The new, first-of-its kind application empowers those going through divorce to complete the 20+ forms required for California divorce in plain language, on their own – without having to fork out tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Divorce Navigator simplifies the process of completing and filing lengthy and often confusing divorce paperwork by walking users through an easy-to-understand guided interview. The app uses artificial intelligence and conditional logic to adapt to each individual completing the form, asking only those questions that are relevant to the user, based on each previous answer. Individuals can work at their own pace and save their responses at every step. Should they need help at any point in the process, they can access legal help from experienced lawyers and legal document assistants, on demand, at a transparent flat-rate fee. When the form is complete, with the click of a button the user’s answers are transferred onto the California divorce forms that pertain to their case. Users can print this official paperwork with instructions and a checklist for how to file on their own, or they can hire legal help at a flat rate to file on their behalf.

Anyone can use the basic version of the Divorce Navigator for free, which includes step-by-step guidance through the divorce process as well as resources and articles to help support each step. The form-generating feature is provided with a $99/month DIY Divorce membership, which also includes unlimited access to explanatory video content.

The app is the brainchild of Hello Divorce founder Erin Levine, a Certified Family Law Specialist and owner of the Oakland-based Levine Family Law Group.

“Our goal is to make the law more accessible to the approximately 85 percent of Americans who cannot afford legal representation. Divorce is a $50 billion industry in the US each year, with the average cost of legal fees per person ranging from $18,000 to $27,000. At Hello Divorce, we’ve brought that cost down to $1,500 on average,” said Levine.

Divorce Navigator makes paperwork easier, but divorce is more than just paperwork. Hello Divorce is a full-service online platform that is changing the culture of divorce by making it more accessible, transparent and humane. Hello Divorce guides individuals through the entire divorce process with a library of informative resources, how-tos, instructional videos, DIY options and flat-fee legal services, as well as tools and resources written by those in the wellness space to help individuals navigate the transitions that come with breaking up, process grief and reorganize their families and lives in a new, happier and hopefully, healthier way.

“While divorce can be a difficult, stressful process, it doesn’t have to be a negative one. After all, divorce is not who you are – it is simply where you are,” said Levine, adding, “We understand that people going through divorce have a lot on their plate. The logistical complexities of divorce can feel overwhelming and paralyzing. We’ve worked so hard to streamline the process, eliminate the stress and unknowns and provide people with step-by-step guidance and affordable, flat-rate access to top-notch lawyers who are available when you need them.”

Hello Divorce offers a free Starter Membership to anyone looking for information, resources and guidance on how to DIY divorce. Affordable membership options start at $99/month and are available for those looking for more consistent legal support. Anyone with a $99/month DIY Divorce subscription or higher can use the Divorce Navigator form-generating application for free. And, until May 31, anyone who registers for a DIY Divorce subscription or higher can save $50 off their first month with code DIVNAV50.

Learn more about Hello Divorce or explore the Divorce Navigator at

About Hello Divorce
Hello Divorce is a modern break-up service; a new way to approach divorce, with more control and more transparency for a fraction of the cost of working with a divorce attorney or mediator. The average cost of a traditional divorce in California is $27,000, per person. The average cost of a Hello Divorce divorce is $1,500.

Hello Divorce takes the mystery out of expensive legal retainers and puts control back in individuals’ hands by providing free articles, DIY resources, worksheets and tools to help people navigate each step of their divorce on their own, or with a little help along the way from legal experts at a flat-rate fee. And, the site is filled with carefully curated content to help exes communicate and co-parent better, and to help people focus on self-care during this difficult process; it’s truly a holistic approach to breaking up.
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About Erin Levine, Founder of Hello Divorce
Erin Levine is a Certified Family Law Specialist, founder of Hello Divorce and the owner of respected Bay Area boutique firm, Levine Family Law Group. She is a divorce attorney who believed the industry needed to be disrupted. The current system pits spouses against one another, which makes it easy for many traditional divorce lawyers to profit off divorces that last forever. Erin set out to change the culture of divorce and offer a new, viable alternative to the status quo. In 2017, she launched Hello Divorce as a more humane, approachable and affordable alternative for couples to maintain integrity while moving to the next chapter of their lives.

Since launching Hello Divorce, Erin has received acclaim from the Legal-Tech industry and beyond. In 2018, she was the Grand Prize winner of Duke University School of Law’s “Law & Technology Accelerator.” Earlier this year, the American Bar Association named her to the prestigious “Women of Legal Tech” list. She has recently been featured or quoted in various publications including Ozy, Brit+Co, Forbes, Law Technology Today, Conscious Company, SheKnows and the San Jose Mercury News. She is also a frequent contributor to outlets like Mind, Body, Green; Entrepreneur, YourTango and Thrive Global.

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Government promotions announced at the Africa E&P Summit

Bringing together Africa’s leading exploration companies and governments

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 30, 2019 / — The 2019 Africa E&P Summit is bringing together Africa’s leading exploration companies and governments, just one of the many reasons why you should be attending this event being held in London at the IET: Savoy Place, 22-23 May.

Over 200 key senior executives involved in Africa will be present, with 50 Speakers featured at this Conference.

The Nigeria-São Tomé and Príncipe JDZ will be showcased for the first time in London, with details being provided by their Dr. Almajiri Geidam, Ag. Chairman/ Executive Director of the Nigeria-São Tomé and Príncipe JDA as well as
Senior Petroleum Directorates of the Gambia and Republic of Guinea Bissau.

The organisers of the Africa E&P Summit wish to thank Progressive TSL and Seplat for partnering together and sponsoring the London Skyline Networking Reception Thank you also to ExxonMobil who is sponsoring the Africa E&P Summit Gala Dinner being held at the close of conference.


● Uncover the leading edge on Africa's E&P hot spots
● Enjoy the Africa E&P Summit Gala Dinner
● Attend the London Skyline Networking Reception
● Hear from Africa's leading E&P companies
● 50+ world class speakers over 2 day
● High-level C-Suite networking
● Africa Licensing Promotion & NOC Showcase
● Excellent Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities
● Opportunities, outlook, risks & challenges

The event is being organsied and hosted by frontier.

Global events, awards, networking and thought leadership in oil gas & energy

Confirmed Speakers include:
Celedónio Plácido Vieira, PetroGuin E&P, Empresa Nacional de Pesquisa e Exploracao Petroliferas EP (Petroguin), Bissau

Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner, Ministry of Mines & Energy, Namibia

Jasper Peijs, Africa Exploration Vice President, BP

Menno de Ruig, Acting VP Exploration for Africa and Middle East, Shell

Pam Darwin, VP Africa, ExxonMobil

Austin Avuru, Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Petroleum

Susan Namuganyi, SDE Operations & Engineering, Tullow Oil

Tracey Henderson, SVP, Head of Exploration, Kosmos Energy

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Personal injury lawyer Michael Avery comments on the Norfolk Southern Railway Co. case involving FELA

Michael Avery, attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

Michael Avery, attorney in Fairfax, Virginia

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Michael L Avery Sr, lawyer in Fairfax, Virginia

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Michael L Avery, attorney Fairfax, Virginia

Michael L Avery, attorney Fairfax, Virginia

A recent Virginia Supreme Court case addressed the standard of proof in a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) matter. Michael Avery, Esq. reviews.

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The central issue on appeal was whether there was sufficient proof of causation. The Court explained that in FELA cases, causation may be proved by circumstantial evidence alone”

— Michael L. Avery, personal injury attorney, Fairfax, Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2019 / — Personal Injury Attorney Michael Avery, in his most recent article, comments on the Virginia Supreme Court case Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Sumner, available on his blog at The central issue on appeal was "sufficient proof of causation."

“On February 26, 2013, the plaintiff was working as the conductor of a northbound Norfolk Southern freight train running from Greensboro, North Carolina through Danville, Virginia and points north. The temperature was in the 30’s and it was cloudy with light mist or rain. The yardmaster at Greensboro warned the train’s engineer, Teddy Lester, that some ice might be encountered farther north.” Plaintiff’s duties as a conductor “required him to dismount the last car in the ‘cut’ and walk south, away from the locomotive, turning off an electric timing device on the switch, and continue walking south nearly 200 feet to release the ‘derail,’ a protective device to prevent movement of cars on the side track. He would then return north to throw the switch and call the engineer to back the ‘cut’ onto the side track.” When the engineer did not hear back from the Plaintiff as expected, he went to investigate and found the Plaintiff at the bottom of a steep embankment, very disoriented with injury and no memory as to how he got there. Plaintiff had a fractured collarbone and three fractured ribs. Plaintiff’s expert testified at trial that the walkway near the fall was too narrow and covered with inappropriate large crushed rock and it contributed to the injury. After a three-day jury trial in circuit court, the Plaintiff was awarded $336,293.

Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) “was enacted by Congress in 1908, and has since been amended to serve the humanitarian purpose of imposing on railroads engaged in interstate commerce as common carriers the duty to provide their employees a safe place to work. Railroad employees who suffer injuries or death, to which a breach of that duty contributed, even to the slightest degree, were granted a remedy by way of a civil action for damages against the employer. The federal and state courts were given concurrent jurisdiction to adjudicate such actions.” The Court noted that “[u]nder the FELA, a railroad has a non-delegable and continuing duty to use reasonable care to furnish its employees a safe place to work. The employer must perform inspections to discover dangers in the place where employees are required to work and after discovering the existence of dangers the employer must take precautions for the employees’ safety.” The Court went on to explain that standard of proof and proximate cause in a FELA case is more lenient than a traditional tort case.

The central issue on appeal was whether there was sufficient proof of causation. The Court explained that “[i]n FELA cases, causation may be proved by circumstantial evidence alone and does not require direct evidence.” Therefore, the Court concluded that “[t]here was evidence to support the inference that the defendant’s negligence played a part, however small, in causing the fall which was the source of the plaintiff’s injury. The evidence may also have been sufficient to support an inference that the plaintiff’s fall resulted from causes unrelated to the defendant’s negligence. Under the settled principles governing FELA cases, that juxtaposition created a jury issue as to which inference should be drawn.” Thus, there was sufficient evidence to support the jury’s verdict and judgment was affirmed.

The case is Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Sumner, Record No. 180121.

About Michael L. Avery, Sr.

Michael Leon Avery, Sr., is a personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. Michael Avery has over 20 years of experience in advocating for clients who have been injured in a wide array of accidents—from car and truck accidents to bicycle crashes to accidents caused by drunk drivers. He became a lawyer after a distinguished career in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Practice Areas include:
* Auto Crashes
* Vehicle Rollovers
* Motor Vehicle Fatal Injuries
* Commercial Vehicle Accidents
* Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist
* Claims
* Distracted Driver Accidents
* Road Rage
* Truck Accidents
* Hit-and-Run Accidents
* DUI Accidents
* Passenger Injuries
* Motorcycle Accidents
* Bicycle Accidents
* Pedestrian Accidents
* Slip and Fall
* Personal Injury


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Wrongful Conviction of a General Partner & Veteran who honorably served implicates New York State Judicial officials

Wrongful conviction of Veteran by New York State Judicial Official referred to Trump Administrations DOJ Civil Rights Division

It is well-settled law in New York State that Joint or Common owners to include General Partners, Limited Partners, Tenants in Common, Joint Owners cannot be charged or found guilty of larceny”

— L. Penn

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2019 / — Wrongful Conviction of a General Partner implicates Judicial Misconduct

New York State Officials and Supreme Court Justices Sued for Deprivation of Rights Under the Color of State Law

The City of New York, Manhattan District Attorney, Seven New York State Court Justices and other officials were sued for deprivation of rights under the color of law a civil violation under the law (42 U.S. Code § 1983) and a criminal violation under the law (18 U.S. Code § 242). The Civil Rights Complaints, Penn v. City of New York, et. al., 19-cv-02106 (under 42 U.S. Code § 1983) and Penn v. Amelia Cottrell, et. al., 19-cv-02741 (under Bivens) alleges that an indictment dated February 10, 2014 (New York Supreme Court Indictment #073/2014) and conviction of Lawrence E. Penn III, the Founder of Private Equity firm, The Camelot Group was unlawful from the very beginning. Civil Rights and Bivens actions allege that members of the Securities and Exchange Commission submitted a Complaint to the Manhattan District Attorney with false statements on January 30, 2014 resulting in an unlawful larceny-based indictment under the color of law in order to gain a civil case benefit by use of an unlawful conviction.

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The lawsuits allege that the top count of larceny and the associated counts which rely on larceny are in direct violation of statutory and common law as decided by the Court of Appeals of the State of New York (the highest court in New York State) which ruled by declaratory decree over 25 years ago in long-established law in People v. Zinke, 556 N.Y.S.2d 11, 76 N.W.2d 8 (1990), that a “general partner in limited partnership cannot be found guilty of larceny for misappropriating partnership funds” because they are joint or common owners. Specifically, it is unlawful to charge a joint or common owner with interests in rights to distributions in limited partnership with larceny.


Mr. Penn, a joint and common beneficial owner with interests in rights to distributions in the limited partnership and the sole acting General Partner in the Limited Partnership called Camelot Acquisitions Secondary Opportunities, LP. Like other General Partners around the country, Mr. Penn established the Partnership, raised all the money, invested the capital, and met the contractual essence of the Partnership Agreement. The Complaints allege that the larceny-based indictment has no basis in law, was used to justify an arrest warrant and a bail of $2.5 million at arraignment as evidenced by Hearing Minutes.

The Securities and Exchange Commission acknowledges in a February 22, 2019 letter that, “From 2007 through 2014, he [Mr. Penn] was the general partner of Camelot Acquisitions Secondary Opportunities, LP (the Fund).” As part of Mr. Penn’s plea, he was required to forfeit his beneficial ownership in the partnership based on the money he put in the partnership. Obviously, you can’t forfeit something you do not own. Complaints alleges that the courts knew Mr. Penn was an owner and that his money was in the partnership.


The lawsuits allege Mr. Penn was detained in Manhattan Detention Center (MDC) for 14 months under the color of state law from February 10, 2014 to at least March 16, 2015, where a plea under the color of state law was entered. Mr. Penn states, “his plea and conviction are unconstitutionally void and invalid” because he was not informed of the law after direct inquiries to his defense attorney Benjamin Brafman. Prior to his incarceration, Mr. Penn had never been arrested, let alone detained or incarcerated. On the contrary, Mr. Penn is a former military officer who served honorably in the U.S. Army after graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point with 3 masters’ degrees to include a Columbia MBA, executive education from Harvard, Peking, Oxford and Dartmouth, as well as 20 years of professional management, executive experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and community leadership. He was one of the pioneer private equity secondary market.


Lawsuits allege that Appellate Division First Department’s ruling defies the record, facts, law and logic. as implied by. “Here, it is undisputed that Mr. Penn was the sole owner…of the ownership interest in the limited partnership. As such, Mr. Penn's conviction of larceny should be vacated, just as the defendant in Zinke's conviction of larceny was vacated by this Court.”


The Complaints allege that both state and federal judges must uphold New York State law and declaratory decrees and that Federal Judges reliance on an unlawful conviction “on its face” is unconstitutional. Letters referring the cases to several federal and state officials were sent out to New York State legislators, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of SDNY, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of the Judiciary Committee, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and President Trump.

The lawsuits bring to light unequal treatment of African-American litigants, wrongful convictions of U.S. veterans who honorably serve, the shortcomings of state level plea deals, unfair treatment of those who defend themselves, deprivations of immunities and privileges under long-established law as well as questions as to when immunity falls for state and federal prosecutorial and judicial officials.

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HGSK Lawyer Appointed Vice Chair of Disciplinary Board of the PA Supreme Court

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2019 / — +++

James C. Haggerty, Esquire, of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

The Disciplinary Board is a group of thirteen lawyers and laypersons appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to supervise and oversee the disciplinary proceedings involving lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Board was established to regulate attorney conduct. Their main goal is protecting the public while also preserving the reputation of courts in PA.

The Disciplinary Board appoints Hearing Board Examiners to hear cases involving attorneys, review the findings of the Hearing Board, and makes specific recommendations to the Supreme Court regarding punishment for attorneys violating the Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement and the Professional Code of Responsibility. The Disciplinary Enforcement rules were adopted by the Supreme Court in 1972, whereas the Professional Code in 1988.

Haggerty has served on the Board since 2015. His tenure as Vice Chair of the Board will be until April of 2020.

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Family law attorney Janet Reed comments on recent North Carolina Court of Appeals case regarding modification of custody

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Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

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Janet Pittman Reed, family lawyer in Jacksonville, North Carolina

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Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

The Jones case highlights that appellate courts will give great deference to the trial court’s findings and judgment in custody cases. Janet Reed, Esq explains.

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The Jones case highlights that appellate courts will give great deference to the trial court’s findings and judgment in custody cases”

— Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2019 / — Attorney Janet Reed, based in North Carolina, has published a comment on custody matters in divorce. The complete article will be published on her Blog at

Jones case is an unpublished case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The case demonstrates the deference that appellate courts will often show to the trial court’s determination in custody proceedings.

In a somewhat unusual situation, the custody litigation was between the Father and the paternal great-grandmother. As a background to the current litigation, “[o]n 5 March 2009, Father filed a complaint for divorce from bed and board, child custody, and child support. On 19 March 2009, Father and Mother entered into a consent order which granted Father primary custody of Josh and visitation to Mother. On 2 September 2011, Josh’s paternal great-grandmother (“Grandmother“) moved to intervene in the case based upon her allegations that Father had essentially ceded care of Josh to her.” Eventually, “Grandmother was granted temporary custody of Josh, and on 2 August 2012, the trial court entered a custody order finding that Father ‘was often gone or had no contact with the minor child for days and up to periods in excess of a week; that said pattern continued for years[;]’ failed ‘to attend . . . [Josh’s] graduation exercise despite an invitation[;]’ ‘works forty or more hours a week and is on call seven days a week[;]’ and Father had acknowledged that Grandmother kept Josh most nights of the week, enrolled Josh in school and extracurricular activities, and took him to his medical appointments.” Thus, the trial court granted Grandmother primary custody of Josh.

“On 30 November 2016, Father moved to modify the custody arrangement of Josh alleging a substantial change of circumstances because Grandmother’s health was declining, she had interfered with Josh’s relationship with both parents and their time with Josh, he had become more involved in Josh’s life, and he had remarried to a woman who had a close relationship with Josh.” Trial court after a full hearing on the matter granted the father’s petition and gave him primary custody.

Grandmother first challenged that trial court’s factual findings that there was a material change with respect to Grandmother’s health, that the father made positive changes to his life, and that there were instances of negative interactions between Grandmother and Josh’s parents. Court of Appeals noted that trial court is “the sole judge of the credibility and weight of the evidence and may accept or reject any of the evidence.” The Court of Appeals also held that there was sufficient evidence to support the trial court’s factual findings. In light of such factual findings, the Court of Appeals held that it was not abuse of discretion for the trial court to rule that best interest of the child would be served by change in custody and affirmed the trial court’s decision. The Jones case highlights that appellate courts will give great deference to the trial court’s findings and judgment in custody cases, notes Ms. Reed.

The case is Jones v. Jones, No. COA18-991.

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What are the Benefits of a Written Contract? Business lawyer Richard A. Kranitz explains in a new article

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Richard A Kranitz, attorney & business coach in Grafton, Wisconsin

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Today, people seem to shy away from anything written on paper. Business attorney & coach Richard Kranitz explains the importance of having written agreements.

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A properly drafted contract provides committed parties and authorities with a written record of the terms and obligations agreed upon.”

— Richard A. Kranitz, business attorney in Wisconsin

GRAFTON, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2019 / — In this modern age, when everything from your emails to entire books can be safely stored in your computer, is it really important to have agreements in hard copy, or to have them in written form at all? It may surprise you, but yes! Business Attorney Richard A. Kranitz explains in a newly published article. The full article will be published on his Blog at

In this technology-driven age, many people don’t value the importance of legal papers in a hard-copy form. They think that as they have carried out the agreement verbally, it means almost the same. But that’s not how it works; the significance of a written contract is far more important than the one available in your folder or the one done verbally. In his new article, Mr. Kranitz gathered some top reasons why that is so.

1. Provides More Certainty and Authenticity

A piece of paper may have lost its importance in today’s digital world but the significance of a written contract can never alleviate. Written contracts provide more assurance to both committed parties. Verbal contracts are harder to prove.

With verbal contracts, it is likely that a party may agree on something, but later on, back-pedal immediately. This can put you in a lot of financial or legal crisis and damage your reputation as well. With written contracts, there is no scope of denying or backing away; even if a certain party does so, you can always provide evidence and prove them wrong. This will save you from a lot of hassle with the committed party and authorities.

2. Prevents Disputes and Misunderstandings

The worst part about verbal contracts is that people often forget about details – the most important part of a contract. They may remember them for a while but as time goes on, it is likely for them to become hazy on minor details.

Since the spoken words are not recorded anywhere, it is impossible to go back and check. This can create a lot of assumptions and problems in the future. One party may say something else about the contract and the other party may argue something else to be true. And to make the matters worse, there would be nothing to tally from and see who is right or telling the truth. This can give rise to a dispute between the parties and dissolving of the “contract” ultimately.

3. Provides Proof Immediately

A written contract will always come in handy and could be useful at anytime, anywhere. Surely, you can’t carry your laptop wherever you go. It is possible that you have to show your contract at the time when you don’t have your laptop. Having a contract in a paper form will allow you with the feasibility to carry it in your bag wherever you go.

Since contracts are made on a normal paper sheet – as light as air, it wouldn’t be burdensome to take along the contract wherever you go. On the safe side, always keep a saved copy of your written contract on your computer.

4. Clearly States Duties and Responsibilities

A proper, written document contains significant details that a verbal contract may not cover. To make a contract legal, it should consist of two essential components – agreement and considerations. Within these two parts, contain an assortment of provisions that make the contract legal in its truest sense. In these two sections of the contract, there will be offers, terms and conditions, work conditions, payment clauses, liabilities, and breach of conditions. What these pointers will detail out are as follows:

* Terms and conditions – what both parties are required to do under the contract
* Work conditions – how both parties are required to act within the terms of a contract
* Liabilities – how liabilities will be managed in case of a problem
* Payment conditions – how payment will be done under the contract
* Breach of conditions – what happens if either of the party fails to fulfill the conditions.

The clauses in the contract will serve as rules that the committed parties will need to follow no matter what.

5. Gives You Security and Relaxes Your Mind

Knowing that the terms and conditions are clearly elucidated in a written contract gives involved parties peace of mind. There is nothing to worry about or for things to go awry as everything is clearly mentioned in a written form. A properly drafted contract provides committed parties and authorities with a written record of the terms and obligations agreed upon. This also gives you an additional right to pursue further legal rights and duties, if necessary, notes Mr. Kranitz.

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