“Are you accepting compensation from any other sources besides the court—as proscribed either by the legislature—” A mid- verbatim exchange between a “Silenced Mama” and Judge Lillian K. Sing at a hearing at the San Francisco Superior Courthouse, on 2/17/2011.
This past year, S.F. Family Law Commissioner Marjorie A. Slabach “retired” (much to the relief of every “Silenced Mama) due to California budget cuts and courtroom closures. Currently, and consequently Slabach continues her career in presiding as a “private judge.”
Being and victimized as a “Silenced Mama” at every turn at the San Francisco Superior Courthouse is not even the half of it. Possible “conflict of interest” seems to be circulating in the interests of incomes of two prominent San Francisco Superior Court Judges.
One as such appears to be Lillian K. Sing, a very prominent judge for the San Francisco Superior Courthouse. Sing has had an extremely extensive career in the field of law.
Among her many accreditations throughout her illustrious legal career dedications and accomplishments, Sing’s received numerous honors including one from Congresswoman Barbara Boxer.
However, how can a litigant or a party to a court case refer to Sing as “your honor” when dishonorable financial assets activities occur outside their employment, as a judicial officer of the court?
On September 1st, 2011 a letter was sent by a “Silenced Mama” (who’s identity is withheld at this time) to Bernadette Torivio, of the California Commission on Judicial Performance. The letter stated to the effect that Sing’s salary was “over $6,000” so far, but usually kept around $10,000 annually.
The payments were made illegal by SBX211 in 2009.
The “Silenced Mama” letter also indicated that Sing’s 2010 700 Statement of Disclosure form was “incomplete” and failed to mention her county employment. Under the California Constitution, a judge/ judicial officer’s salary is only supposed to be $179,000 a year. It is also illegal to accept extra incomes from the county that they work in.
Notwithstanding, conflicts of interests have come to play whereas Sing sits on the board of many local health clinics, as was stated in an October 18th, 2011 Facsimile Transmittal Sheet.
As it clearly states in the opening letter, “Here we have Superior Court Judge Lillian K. Sing sitting on the board of many local health clinics, many of whom are not properly reporting taxes and have their non-profit status in question.”
(See page 1 of 2 in the “RAMS Board of Directors” doc where Sing’s name is listed among numerous members)
Among other conflicts of interest it appears is with Judge Patrick Mahoney who oversees Sing. As was indicated previously to me by the Silenced Mama, the party to the case, whom from which is the father of her child, happens to run a company called “Caterpillar.”
Mahoney appears to have an invested interest and stake at this very company owned by her ex.
An institution of the “interest of justice?”
To view the documents surrounding the possible financial misdeeds of San Francisco Judges, Lillian Sing and Patrick Mahoney, follow this link to my article that I recently published on Indymedia: