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Thursday, July 26, 2007

NYSE Grasso Langone Judge Gets $20 Million $weetheart Deal ....CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

New York State Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Ramos received a "waiver" of the Rules Governing Judicial Conduct which permitted the jurist to be co-executor of two estates-- even though the couple was still alive, a review of the public records reveals....

The odd "waiver" of State Judicial Rules was given by then Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman on May 7, 2003, about a year prior to the jurist's involvement in the 2004 "corporate greed" lawsuit filed by the New York State Attorney General involving the New York Stock Exchange, former Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso and then-NYSE director Kenneth G. Langone, a co-founder of Home Depot.

The May 7, 2003 dated letter from the Administrative Judge allowed Judge Ramos "to be named and to serve as a co-executor and trustee under the Wills of Ruth and Herb Weissberg.” However, on May 7, 2003, Ruth and Herb were very much alive, though Herbert Weissberg would die about 2 months later, on July 3, 2003.

While Judge Lippman's letter reiterates Justice Ramos' contention that he "had a longstanding relationship of trust and confidence with the Weissbergs going back 36 years," there is no mention as to why the original March 24, 2002 dated Will did not name Charles E. Ramos as an executor or trustee but, instead, the Last Will named trusted accountant Andrew Rubin and long-time friend attorney Paul Herman as co-executors.

It was only by virtue of a subsequent Codicil by the long-incapacitated and dying Herbert Weissberg that Andrew Rubin and Paul Herman were removed as named co-fiduciaries, and replaced with Judge Ramos and the frail, soon-to-be-widow, Ruth Weissberg as the new named co-fiduciaries.

In the still-pending NYSE lawsuit, it is unknown whether Grasso's lawyers, Washington based Williams & Connolly, ever raised the Weissberg issue in their three failed attempts to remove Judge Ramos because, they maintained, he could not be fair and impartial. It is also unknown if Williams & Connolly even knew about the possible conflicts of interest between Ramos and Weissberg estate or trust appointees, which are not subject to normal judicial public disclosure requirements.

In a NYSE court proceeding in October of 2006, Judge Ramos wrote that "The Attorney General represents the investing community, all of which rely on the integrity of the market. The integrity of the market mattered before the action was initiated, and it matters now."

More on this story soon. To see the relevant papers, on the right, click on "Ramos-Lippman-Weissberg Documents"

101 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's a new one. Get appointed as an executor BEFORE a person dies ?!? So much for being able to change your Last Will right up until you die.....

No wonder that Ramos wasn't one of the judges barking for a raise. He already got it from Lippman!!

proud citizen said...

Judge Lippman made short order with many rules and regulations. To hell with the New York State Legislature or their rules or laws, Lippman just waived them. It was that simple.

He will go down in history as the judge who waived more rules and laws than any other person in New York State history. What an honor.

Anonymous said...

What other judges did Lippman "waive" the rules for? We need full disclosure here Judge Lippman....

Wasn't he just promoted or something?!

Anonymous said...

why have rules if they can just be waived by the top boss judge man. this sets a very bad example.

Anonymous said...

hey, how do i get a gig like the Ramos deal? sweet-- grossly improper -- but sweet. what a scam.

Bronx attorney said...

There was also talk about Ramos and his wife being dirty, now maybe something will come out.

disgusted said...

no controls + no oversight = complete chaos (and no trust in our court system or its people)

Nellie said...

Don't forget that Ramos is an even more special judge: he's in the e$$teemed Commercial Part.

Boy, I'd like to see the books from Weissberg's estate and the trusts. Whoa, Nellie.....

What a club!

wow said...

just read the weissberg docs. wow. 20 mill for ramos to look after. wow. so we know that lippman is ramos’s rabbi. hey, is the nyc lawyer harriet harkavy who is involved with the estate paperwork related to the 2nd dept lawyer suzzane h. harkavy? and there’s a miller involved nyc lawyer involved in the weissberg paperwork also. 2nd dept judge miller related to that miller lawyer? wow.

scandalous said...

With everything going on about Judges going to Jail, does this surprise me - NO! But nevertheless Judge Charles Ramos should make a decision - either resign his Judgeship and work on the Weissberg matters or withdraw from his fiduciary position in the Weissberg matters. It's really very simple! You can't have both and maintain any semblance of ethics. SHAME ON YOU JUDGE CHARLES RAMOS!

wall street guy said...

Ramos is the dirtbag that lobbied as a sitting judge for the job of running the NY Stock Exchange. He has some pair!

a fly on the wall said...

word was that when the idiot savant Eliot Spitzer became Gov., the skel Ramos would replace Judge Judith Kaye ...... we'll see?

friend of Judge Ramos said...

In fairness to Judge Ramos, I would like to say a few things. First, he had to pay to become a judge—that’s the way it works in New York State, though some silly federal judge (and a U.S. Supreme Court Case) is trying to change that. And he’s constantly being asked to “pay back” the favor of his becoming a judge. This is very stressful to Charlie, so let’s give him a break. He’s also upset because he was supposed to be at the Appellate Division by now, or picked up by a large firm for a 7-figure package. (Also, the governor owes him big-and won’t even return telephone calls now) And nothing good has been thrown at Charlie in years! (Not since the Weissberg estate) Can you blame Charlie for wanting a lot of money and prestige? Why else do you think he became a judge? He knew the courts lacked integrity when he decided to join the club. Should he alone be blamed because the NY court structure is currently based on favors and money? NO, I don’t think so. Charlie does, in fact, believe in the rule of law, fairness and impartiality – but he understands these elements have no place in his life or his courtroom right now. Please, let’s be fair. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Bruno is going to destroy Spitzer and then Charley Ramos doesn't have his rabbi on who's behalf he personally handled some pretty hot contracts. Payback is a bitch!

Anonymous said...

sure hope that both Ramos and Spitzer have their pantyhose on and additionally have a more than ample supply of clean ones, they will need them

Anonymous said...

Spitzer doesn't need Ramos anymore. Ramos is on his own, and he will NEVER get to the Appellate Division.

court house worker said...

this blog is the buzz at the court house - people here knew that Ramos was always on make, we would joke that he would even take a hot stove - Surrogate Judge Eve Preminger and Ramos did the Weissberg deal - both of them are real pieces of work

Anonymous said...

and Judge Jonathan Lippman now head of the 1st Dept. and former Chief NYS Administrative Judge gave them cover by exempting them from the well established rules but, hey rules are meant to be bent and broken, after all their Judges, their exempt, right!

judiciary employee said...

Judge Ramos would steal the teeth out of the mouth of a dead man so he has a bad rep.

another court worker said...

Think everyone in the courthouse is looking at this and downloading it. Ramos is not liked, he's a bully, my way or the hwy type of jerk.

exchange employee said...

Kenny, kick their ass .... both of them, Spitzer and Ramos!!!!!!!!!!!
We got your back.

stock guy said...

Ken, let Bruno hammer that piece of drek Spitzer, them you hammer him good, he screwed us all.

Anonymous said...

Hey gumba remember the enemy of my enemy is my friend, link up with Bruno, you can both help each other.

movin' out said...

I'm beginning to think that all the corruption in the NY courts (and there is a lot!) was left alone during Spitzer's reign as AG. And all he did was go after the high-profile cases so he would get good press and then become Governor. And what does Gov. Spitzer do with the Chief Admin judge under whom all the court crap multiplied? Well, Gov Spitzer gives him (never a met a waiver of the rules I didn't like Lippman) a promotion to PJ at the first department. I'M MOVING OUT OF NY!

eliot supporter said...

Whatever bad things Grasso or Langone have to say about our Governor Spitzer, even they have to admit that Governor Spitzer is a man of his word, to wit, “On day one, everything changes.”

(Yes, on day one everything went from bad to worse…but at least he’s a man of his word.)

Anonymous said...

Spitzer and Ramos are scum***s

Anonymous said...

From what I've read on this blog Judith Kaye, Jonathan Lippman, Charles Ramos, Francis Nicolai, Anthony Scarpino, Thomas Cahill, Serri Cohen and the judiciary system have some racket going. Let's expose them all!

a fly on wall said...

Ramos and the Judiciary have a Hong Kong connection that will rock your socks

Anonymous said...

I read your site from time to time and see items which vary from true, to partially true, to false and finally to those which take something that did happen and then twist it to imply something else which did not or is sinister when it isn't. I personally do not know the facts here but from what you write, it is quite plausible that the Weissbergs were close to the judge and they decided to name him as executor after the Will was signed (or before), but couldn't do so without the waiver, which is why he applied for the waiver. By the way, you get named an executor by people while they are alive and only qualify and serve after they die. People change Wills with Codicils all the time, very often to change a previously named executor. In this case, can you advise if the codicil was done after or before the waiver? Let us know.
Also, it seems there is no connection of the Weissberg matter to the Ramos or Langone matters other than your NY Post-like yellow journalism trying to get a headline. Stick to the less illusory claims of corruption you find.

Anonymous said...

It appears that the previous “yellow journalism” commenter is a lawyer and/or judge since the documents are presented-- there to see (posted), but then not read. That’s how it goes in our courts these days when a “contract” is made. Don’t bother to read the documents because the decisions in the case are already made by the political slugs.

Forget the “contract” for a minute, and READ the documents. The documents clearly show an original Will date of March 24, 2002 (which DOESN’T name the “old buddy” Ramos- Very telling, I say). The “Decree Granting Probate” shows that the Codicil date is December 3, 2002. The waiver OF THE RULES is dated May 7, 2003--- A FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE GUY DIES. You don’t need a waiver to be NAMED as an executor, you need it AFTER death to then qualify. So, the shallow excuse that a waiver was sought as a “codicil pre-clearance” so as to then be able to name Ramos in the codicil FAILS. The waiver was sought AFTER the codicil and BEFORE DEATH! Clearly, something stinks here. And what really reeks is Lippman waiving the friggin’ rules for his buddy Ramos. This waiver nicely allows circumvention of judicial financial disclosure REQUIREMENTS involving TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS.

And there is definitely a connection between Ramos’s involvement with Weissberg and the NYSE case. The NYSE lawyers were the only ones with the balls to ever confront Ramos’s WELL-KNOWN financial conflicts, and which were issues in many cases before him. (Most lawyers wouldn’t think of bringing it up as it would be political suicide in these wacky “anything but the law goes” NY courts.

THIS IS CORRUPTION THAT GOES RIGHT TO THE TOP !!

a fly on the wall said...

Just because Ramos thinks he has the Lippman/Silver connection he thinks he can get away with anything.......we shall see?

Anonymous said...

Grasso and Langone were set up by that bastard Spitzer

Anonymous said...

By reading Lippman's letter it looks to me he was being very careful to give the waiver based upon Ramos' representation that he (Ramos) was an old and dear friend. Kind of a "cover your ass" type clause. Still very strange that Ramos wasn't a named executor (or back up executor) in the original Will) This should be looked into more closely. Also, no mention by the Weissberg kids or relatives backing old friend Ramos. Very troubling.....

think about it said...

Firstly, I would say to “Anonymous” that at this point in time we still pretend to have freedom of speech, press, and thought, but if anyone takes everything that is reported in any media as gospel then we may soon lose those rights as well.

There should be only one truth, but in fact there are many realities that construct the truth. No single citizen can determine what is true or partially true or false; we can only report the reality as we know it or see it. As many may know, even eyewitnesses never get the same story the same way.

What is crucial is to have a forum where the stories can be reported in whatever their form by whatever the contributor’s slant, and allow the People to judge for themselves whether there is sufficient cause to take the subject corruption more seriously or to just allow the status quo to rule until we have no rights left to trample.

Just take a look at the history of New York Surrogate’s Courts to see that the ONLY people to certainly benefit under any Last Will are the attorneys, not the beneficiaries! Lawyers, often total strangers, can write themselves a lifetime annuity out of your family’s finances and future by simply guaranteeing that they will control the probate process.

The scam may be to force a New York probate for a Florida citizen because the judge is in the attorney’s pocket.

The scam may be to pay ONLY the attorney and bank fiduciaries but DENY equal payment and equal treatment to the named family beneficiary-fiduciary.

The scam may be to hold open the estate and withhold all information and accounting for 20 years so that only when the beneficiaries are dead does the court ask, “Any objections?”

Corruption is perpetuated because “the officers of the court” know they can get away with it because THEY are the watchdogs of the People who are supposed to stop corruption. OF COURSE THERE IS A UNIVERSAL CONNECTION BETWEEN EVERY SINGLE CORRUPT ATTORNEY AND OFFICIAL! It is like peeling an onion; there is always another layer before you get to the heart of the matter, ---and lots of tears along the way if you are a beneficiary. From, Think about it, Anonymous.

Waiting & Devoted said...

Personal & Confidential Communication to Presiding Justice Jonathan Lippman: Dear Judge Lippman, I have been very loyal to this state since I first became a New York State Court employee in the late 1970's. Between you and me, please waive whatever rules you have to so that I may be executor and/or trustee of any $20 million dollar matter. Thank you. From Waiting & Devoted...

ocasux said...

Under Jonathan Lippman a/k/a Jonny "the piss boy" Lippman, nepotism has flourished in the courts. Here are some that I know about, but I'm sure everyone nows of many more.
While some know that Lippman's wife Amy is an OCA employee most don't know that Lippman"s childhood best buddy is assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, which explains Lippman's political juice in the democratic party.
OCA chief of employee relations, Lauren DeSole is the "niece" of her predecessor, Andrea Lurie. DeSole's boyfriend, former supreme court officers assoc. VP John Agnetti, was interestingly appointed to an administrative job with OCA a few years ago after losing a union election.
Nassau County chief court officer, Jim DiNapoli is the brother of state comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
Staten Island Family Court chief clerk William Quirk is the brother of Dennis "King of the Courts" Quirk. Dennis Quirk's daughter also has a sweet job in NYC family court.
9th JD court officer boss Bob Kane married into the family of court of appeals justice Joseph Bellacossa. Captain Alvin Benson of the 9th JD is the nephew of a supreme court judge in NYC. And 9th JD boss in waiting, Danny "the toothpick" Leddy is the little brother of former chief court officer Tom Leddy.
Court officer Major Jeanette Jordan is married to OCA attorney Mark Jordan.
Bronx court officer boss J.Mark Bodde is the nephew of former supreme court judge Tom Galligan. Galligan has two other nephews named Kelly who have cushy jobs in the Appellate Division.
NYC Family Court boss Tim Shanahan is the nephew of judge Keating, who is retired and in charge of the state judicial institute.
OCA deputy inspector general Greg Salerno is the son of Bronx judge George Salerno. And IG investigator Bob Piazza is the son in law of former NYC criminal court chief clerk Arthur Reilly.
I don't know who Bronx supreme court chief clerk Steve Clark is related to, but it must be someone big because Clark's only academic credential is a high school diploma. Maybe he was in the advanced program?
Well, that's all for now. I'll try to update my list as soon as I can.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no. Will this ever end?

Anonymous said...

Toss up: which is worse: Manhattan or Westchester courts...... Brooklyn's gotta be laughing their asses off. Like there was only corruption in Broolyn. I want to apologize to everyone in Brooklyn for thinking that all the court corruption existed only there. Please forgive me.

a street guy said...

Tell me the difference between what Nixon did and what Spitzer has done to Joe Bruno? It's both the same difference. Grasso and Langone got screwed by Spitzer because he thought he could get away with it. Surprise idiot it's payback time!!!!!!!!!! Hammer him real good Kenny baby!!!!!!!!

fuming said...

My dad knew Herb Weissberg. Do you know how many people Herb and Ruth knew---- substantial people.... A few thousand people, many judges, could simply say they knew him for 40 years and "had a close personal relationship with him"

This is a crime!

I looked up the Rule 1004(E)(1) and here it is. Why make a rule or law if it can just be waived on a whim for friends or political cronies. Sounds like they layered the real paybacks in that 20 million trust, etc. I'd look into THOSE books pretty quick. So this is how the new game is played..... leave it to a lawyer/judge to figure the ways around ANY RULE or LAW. This deal smells to high heaven.

OK Judge Pfau, look into this. And then throw Ramos and Lippman off the bench. Do something.

Here's the Rule Lippman waives (20 million times) for friends:

100.4 (E) Fiduciary Activities.

(1) A full-time judge shall not serve as executor, administrator or other personal representative, trustee, guardian, attorney in fact or other fiduciary, designated by an instrument executed after January 1, 1974, except for the estate, trust or person of a member of the judge's family, or, with the approval of the Chief Administrator of the Courts, a person not a member of the judge's family with whom the judge has maintained a longstanding personal relationship of trust and confidence, and then only if such services will not interfere with the proper performance of judicial duties.

Anonymous said...

fuming, don't you understand that rules and laws are not relevant to member of the Judiciary - that's where we are at now! So get over it!

the law said...

Spitzer was and is a BULLY! He has direct material knowledge regarding this scandal concerning Sen. Joe Bruno. Deniable is not an option. He has been caught with his pants down! Prosecution must be to the fullest extent of the law. So what, if he's the Governor!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Ramos Spitzer bite me

old victim of charley said...

Ramos was a well-known slumlord and they still made him a judge. Why? Because he would deliver the bucks, no matter what.

You have to see:

http://www.tenant.net/court/judges/ramos.html

Anonymous said...

I just read and studied all of the posted Ramos-Weissberg documents and found that the dates of the codicil and waiver are quite clear. And I believe something is amiss here.

Since Ramos is NOW currently Herb Weissberg’s estate/trust executor/trustee, the connection is NOW obvious, timely and relevant. This 20 million dollar matter is very relevant because of therein inherent monetary disbursements, and the potential judicial conflicts which are not available for the usual scrutiny by otherwise required judicial financial disclosures. By shielding the 20 million and all associated disbursements through an estate and/or trust(s), it appears, strongly, that the mandatory rules for judicial reporting on finances are being skirted.

I also used the magnification tool and note the troubling writing on the displayed page 21, which is page 3 of the codicil. The words “or from any other mental impairment” are crossed out and someone wrote in “with respect to aphasia” Firstly, APHASIA is the partial or total inability to produce and understand speech as a result of brain damage caused by injury or disease. The public documents provided indicate that the codicil was signed by Herb on December 3, 2002, and that he died 7 months later on July 3, 2003. He died just short of his 90th birthday, and had been in failing health for quite some time.

I have been personally informed that Herb Weissberg was not of sound mind for at least one year prior to his death. As an attorney I believe this matter needs a thorough, and public, investigation.

Anonymous said...

Ramos should not be on any judicial bench. A detention bench, maybe, like we had in grammar school when we got sent to the principal's office because we were naughty.

keep digging said...

You don’t know the “tenth” of this story. Herb owned the Grammacy Park Hotel. He was worth a lot more than 20 million. The bulk of his assets were held in trusts, etc., and the details aren’t seen in the documents posted. But guess who’s in charge of the trusts: Ramos’ Ring of Renegades.

Herb’s Last Will contained an in terrorem (no contest) clause that conveniently provided that if anyone named in the will (like his REAL friends and family) contested the will they would get nothing. So by probating (allowing/accepting/approving) the will and codicil (thank you Surrogate Preminger), the people who SHOULD have been in control of this great man’s affairs couldn’t say a word, or they would risk getting NOTHING. (you will find that more than one person “sold out” Herb)

If the full details come out, this will go down as a shining, and explosive, example of how corrupt the surrogate’s courts (and some other courts) are in NYS. Unfortunately, though, this is just one of thousands of similar type cases. And if the full details come out, Lippman AND Ramos (and a few other deserving people, including attorneys) will be history….. maybe even toast.

I knew Herb- and he’s NOT resting in peace. But I’ll rest in peace if justice is done to the memory of Herbert R. Weissberg. I hope it gets real hot here in Manhattan in August!

wondering said...

Are/Were there ancillary proceedings in other states?

er said...

You would have to have aphasia to pick tricky charlie ramos as your executor. isn't the dishonorable ramos up for re-election this year? doesn't he have to be renominated by the party? (same party bosses that was once headed by ex-judge garson? Seems to me that sludge ramos is too busy robbing, er, administering the 20 mill affairs he stole, er, was appointed to so he's probably too busy to devote the time and energy to his grandstanding, er, duties on the bench. god help us all.

Anonymous said...

It's good to know Judge Ramos believes that "integrity matters." OK judge-er-ooo, show your integrity and present the Weissberg books for public inspection.

Anonymous said...

This rat Ramos is a slumlord how is going to cover that up?

newly ordained researcher said...

This story is explosive. I checked out the suggested link http://www.tenant.net/court/judges/ramos.html and then did a little research. I have a lot of questions.

I see that it was pretty well known that Ramos had big problems as a lawyer and a landlord. And a quick legal news search shows Ramos was involved in the lucrative Weissberg Estate Matter (New York Law Journal April 25, 2005)

It’s very strange that “The Institute for Judicial Studies,” which toots a policy of “Defending Independence. Demanding Accountability” posted on October 27, 2006 in “Judicial Reports” an article about Ramos called Hard-Driving Judge -- http://www.judicialreports.com/2006/10/harddriving_judge.php

The article by Reynolds Holding, and who now writes for TIME MAGAZINE, doesn’t even mention this important stuff, but instead he writes that “Off the bench, Ramos is decidedly less revealing. “He’s very private, “ said one lawyer…”

In the same paragraph Holding writes, “The judge declined an interview for this piece, saying in a brief conversation that “presenting detailed information is not helpful to the administration of justice….”

Hello. Did the judge decline an interview or was it just brief? And did you do ANY independent research before you wrote your Ramos story?

Why didn’t “legal” writer Reynolds Holding come across this stuff? Reynolds had been an investigative writer for years, and is an attorney, though his New York law license is listed as “Delinquent” in New York OCA records (www.nycourts.gov)

What’s going on when you have to do your own research to get the full facts?

Anonymous said...

Ramos is not a standup guy, he's a weasel.

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a fly on the wall said...

ask brother Ramos if he ever represented his wife in court up in the Bx. and his failure to inform anyone that in fact the woman was his wife

glad it's not me said...

I believe there is a lot of explaining to do. By Judges Preminger, Lippman and Ramos. Given the fact that there is a no-contest provision (which effectively silences every family member), Judge Preminger probably had the duty to refer this matter for further review, especially given the fact that you have a well-known testator who had had at least one stroke, who had been quite ill for an extended period of time prior to signing a codicil and his death (and hospitalized), and who had obviously very shaky handwriting on the codicil signature. In addition, it was well known that the testator had previously relinquished day-to-day responsibility of his well known Gramercy Park Hotel to a son more that a year earlier for no other reason than his bad health. And, notably, surrogate bells should have gone off when the word “aphasia” appears to be hand-written on at least one document—the all important codicil replacing the names of fiduciaries. This needs a full review by the Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Anonymous said...

the brother has his crib in the hood, give him a shout out

Anonymous said...

how 'bout a shout out to the Commission on Judicial Conduct?

Anonymous said...

Most people fail to realize that the crooks (which includes some judges) don't care if they steal money from a live or dead person. it don't matter.

Anonymous said...

heard Ramos has trouble hearing, he can see real good and likes the color green

Anonymous said...

Ramos is a cheap pimp with chromeplated piece

Anonymous said...

Check out the new Westchester Guardian, Richard Blassberg nailed Eliot (the idiot) Spitzer who has dirt on his white shoes, read JEANINE PIRRO

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the article says "In 2004 Spitzer had been reported spotted with Jeanine Pirro in New York City on an FBI surveillance tape."

"Shortly following that sighting, in an unusual move as Attorney General, Spitzer took the prosecution of Jack Gaffney, Former State Bridge Authority Commissioner, and father of Pirro's campaign director, for $188,000 in unlawful charges to the State, for personal travel, out of the hands of the Ulster County DA, letting Gaffney off with a misdemeanor plea for $16,000 in overcharges."

"For three years Spitzer ignored, and denied possession of, a fourteen-page inidciting letter from the then-Republican Mayor of Yonkers, John Spencer, filled with details of Jeanine Pirro's criminal activities while in Office. Interestingly, Darren Dopp, Spitzer's Communication Director, now in so much hot water with regard to Joe Bruno, requested a copy of that letter from The Guardian."

Eliot Spitzer was comfortable colluding with, and protecting, Jeanine Pirro, alike as they are in many ways. For each of them, as with so many high-profile law enforcement figures, it's all about Image v Reality, and, we have come to realize that's often miles apart."

"Dark Side of Eliot Spitzer In Brumo Affair No Surprise To Us"

How much more dirt does Eliot Spitzer have? Where does Ramos fit in the whole picture. Who else is out there? Where are the bodies buried Eliot?

Anonymous said...

How can Judge Ramos be a "FULL TIME JUDGE" and also be a "FULL TIME PAID EXECUTOR" of a large estate?

Anonymous said...

This is a perfect example of how out of control the lack of oversight is..... something needs to be done..... someone needs to do something. The corruption is OVER THE TOP.

Time to call in the feds. We need a federal monitor.

a fly on the wall said...

What Hong Kong Daddy Warbucks gave the NYS Judiciary a long term $weetheart deal (actually that is an understatement) in property he controls? This very same individual appeared as part of a case before Uncle Ramos who was very protective of him and shipped him out with a free pass. Could the voracious Uncle Ramos be trolling for future employment (as he had done with the NY Stock Exchange) from an appreciative defendant? In 5,000 years the Chinese have developed the "Art of the Payoff" to perfection.

Anonymous said...

Hey Judge Judy (Kaye), do you think there are big problems that you've ignored long enough? On behalf of all civilized, law abiding citzens, thank you for flushing our court system down the toilet. Good work honey.

the shadow said...

this same HK guy was prevented by Washington from taking over a communications enterprise due to national security

Anonymous said...

u mean he's a front 4 the Red Chinese?

Anonymous said...

Think this is the guy that has a shipping outfit?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he was shut down by the feds because the communications company handled naval traffic

the green hornet said...

Hutchison Whampoa which is directly linked to Chinese Communists (Chicom) and People's Liberation Army (PLA)

a fly on the wall said...

It's good other people also know things - LI KA-SHING

Anonymous said...

When is major media going to look at this whole story?

Anonymous said...

this is a pretty neat way to payoff the boys and girls in the courts with a $weetheart lease....how $weet it is

a fly on the wall said...

and pray tell what other goodies did the Chicom would-be Mandarin Li Ka-Shing shower on his friends in the NY State Courts???????? Just maybe time shall tell

an attorney said...

Judge Kaye what was your take of this matter and don't bother to tell me that you got nothing directly or indirectly, I know better.

Anonymous said...

you know that if it weren't for the internet & blogs like this these things would be killed, no one would ever know......the truth would never come out

the sleuth said...

So why is Ramos still on the bench? The gangsters that run the courts must have something on him or is it the other way around?

Anonymous said...

the lawyers and judges have become the real organized crime/mob

a troubled T&E Attorney said...

The Weissberg family if there is one should throw the bum Judge Charles Ramos out - he has no business acting as an Executor in any matter (Estate/Trust) notwithstand any free passes (Waivers/Exemptions) that Judge Jonathan (The Lip) Lippman grant.

Anonymous said...

Article in today's NY Post shows the divorce FIX that was done by Chief Matrimonial Judge Jacqueline Silbermann ("abused her discretion"). Meanwhile, a wife lost everything (her son, her home and her job) not to mention including 3 years of her life. Now she has to start the fight all over. What Judge will hear this case? Where is the DA in this obvious criminal act. In the end is there really any Justice in the "American Injustice System?"

retired atty said...

Judge Charles Ramos should be removed from the bench and disbarred. He's a nut, I know from personal experience.

Anonymous said...

has he been arrested yet?

Anonymous said...

you're making a fool of yourself, retire already and relax in PR

Anonymous said...

Plus Ramos controls the Weissberg Estate/Trusts (who knows what else) so he won't go hungry

Anonymous said...

this rat Li Ka-Shing is a very bad actor!

Anonymous said...

so are his friends

attorney said...

How can Charles Ramos be the Executor/Trustee of the Weissberg matter and be a fulltime Judge?

court house worker said...

Judge Charles Ramos can do anything he pleases since he has a very good Rabbi! End of discussion.

Anonymous said...

Ramos another bum judge who thinks he is someone!

Anonymous said...

Ramos is just another hack.

Anonymous said...

The juduciary will never clear themselves out of the bad apples (Ramos, Nicolai, Scarpino, Lohur et al) it will have to be an outside agency, the question is who and when?

Anonymous said...

Again, Ramos is a Pimp at heart!

Anonymous said...

Ramos I want to read all about you and your crooked deals and payoffs on the front page of a major newspaper!

Anonymous said...

Charles Ramos is one more example of why Judges should go to Jail

www.nyjail4judges.org

Anonymous said...

and this clown judge had the balls to say what he did about GREED in the NYSE case?!?!?!? what a f&*&in' joke.

t&e atty said...

Judge Ramos is a bigger pig than I thought ..... the Weissberg pot is over $40 million, some fix he engineered on this prize.

the green hornet said...

Word has it that the real worth is north of $40 Million, but the heirs will never see it if Ramos & Company have their way. Just another swindle complements of the avaricious Judiciary. What's mine is mine and what is your's is mine too! Don't you understand now?

Anonymous said...

Ramos is a legal whore who has screwed a great many people the Judicial way. If those people got together and did a full investigation of this common whore a great many more untoward things will come to life. Ramos can't stand the sun light and he couldn't run for re-election.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how people like Spitzer and Ramos manage to stay alive. I guess the people are sheeple, even in the said to be ugly NY.
I read parts of the linked NYmag piece - 10 pages of glorious smooching of Spitzers rectum, it was an unbelievable piece of total worship. So, we know it's democrats, that is clear. Spitzer lied and cheated on his AIG prosecutor crap, and we got that info out here in flyover country.
I don't know what to think, except that there are too many people laying down. They must have guns outlawed in New York, only thing I can figure on why they haven't been used yet.

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