we have faced insurmountable obstacles from American and German
authorities, in November 2005 (for 3 weeks) we protested with banners
against the arbitrariness of the American Hon. Kirkendall outside of the
court in Ann Arbor
and outside of the senate of the state of Michigan (Lansing).
at photos below
We were adressed by the American media (The Ann Arbor News und
TV-NBC) and we were interviewed in presence of an official translator.
We handed out over 4.000 flyers to passer-bys and drivers. There was
It is very interesting that the politicians and the
judicial authorities (despite of the hundreds of reclamations) have supported
the corrupt judge Kirkendall for so long at the expense of truth and
justice in the juridical system.
lawsuits with Hon. Kirkendall during 2 months (July - August 2001), each from
9.00 to 16.00 o'clock, were just blather - a
masquerade- , just to destract from the illegalities, they covered up
and lied to the disadvantage of my daughter and my family.
After reading our banners and flyers, the passer-bys and drivers
supported us, some of them hugged us, and many of them said
to us that
"the American system is very corrupt".
We were pleasently surprised of the American citizens' support.
Several lawsuits with Hon. Kirkendall during 2 months (July - August
2001), each from 9.00 to 16.00 o'clock, were just blather - a masquerade
- , just to destract from the illegalities, they covered up and
lied to the disadvantage of my daughter and my family.
We received the protocol (for 750 Dollar) which were typed by Hon.
The protocols which we received did not include my important
testimonies or testimonies of the other witnesses.
These transcripts are falsifification of documents.
did not want to participate in following lawsuits or mediations with
Hon. Kirkendall, it would not serve a purpose and would have been a
waste of time and money. I just wanted to have a judgement (no matter
what - positive or negative), so that my attorney could file an appeal,
to get away of Hon. Kirkendall
But Hon.Kirkendall never made a definitive decision and
everything was postponed and left open, so there was no way to file an
appeal?? (according to American attorneys!)
As long as Hon. Kirkendall would have been in charge of my daughter's
case, there would not have been any justice; the planned murderer of my
daughter for the purpose of the insurance fraud continue to be covered
Kirkendall's and Mrs. Sharbyn Pleban's concerns were: if Brian
Lynch still can administer my daughter's money in Germany;
if he can
visit Christine 2 or 3 times in Germany; if the medical care for
Christine in Germany is as good as in the USA, etc.
daughter's wish to return to Germany and her suffering are not
significant to them.
wrote letters about these falsifications to Mr. Bemish, to the police
and Judge Kirkendall. I wrote a letter to Judge Kirkendall, but Mr.
Attorney Bemish gave the letter back to me being very nervous and
“You are never allowed to send directly a letter to a judge in the
My attorney Mr. Bemish has always warned me to say anything about
falsifications. I was called a difficult and noncooperative person by
the Americans and the German consulate in Chicago because I, as mother,
refused to contribute to covering up the criminal actions concerning the
organized planned murder of my daughter and the insurance fraud.
July 2001 we did not get a complete copy of my daughter's dossier.
Important documents were kept back from me, namely the appointment of
Brian Lynch as Full-Guardian and Conservator. (Conservator means in the
American law: administrator
of my daughter's money and capital).
I found out about this illegal appointment by chance later in the year
Kirkendall - according to a mediation of Attorney Googasian from
February 12th, 1999 - appointed the criminal Brian Lynch as Full-Guardian
and Conservator without my agreement, I did not know anything about that.
dossier of my daughter (No.96-110125-CG,
Probate Court County of Washtenaw)
is taken down by number and micro photographed, from page 016189
to page 016206 - on the 28th of October 1996, (total of 18
pages) - Hon. Judge Karl V. Fink. When
Mrs. Sharbyn Pleban was nominated as Guardian ad litem by Hon. Judge
Kirkendall on November the
19th, 1996 the dossier was not taken down by number anymore
and not microphotographed (total of 36 pages).
Mrs. Sharbyn Pleban (Guardian ad litem) and Hon. Judge Kirkendall work
with two different dossiers.
with Brian Lynch as Conservator Googasian's ring can get death benefit
or money from possibly eisting life insurances when my daughter dies.
judge decision I was removed as Full-Guardian and Conservator of my
daughter on Febuary the 10th 2004 and granted once again to
criminal Mr. Brian Lynch. In a note of my attorney Mr. Bemish I was
named as “interested party“. That means that other people determine
my visitations, that I have got no rights in medical review and
consultation and was not accepted by the State Farm Insurance etc.
protocols (written down from the recording tape) which we got (paid with
700 Dollars) do not contain the complete interrogation that was spoken
during the court procedure and they are not attested by a notary as
attorney Mr. Bemish did not like to make an appeal because he did not
want to irritate Judge Kirkendall. Therefore I recalled him.
continuing cover up of my daughter`s murder attempt by Hon. Judge
Darlene O`Brien in order to cash
in the false insurance, Fami y division from Washtenaw County
Trial Cout in Ann Arbor, Tel: (734) 222-3072,
from precedent page: Curious happenings took place on the September 2006
hearing and the 11 September 2006 mediation. Everything was staged and
we were treated like stupid and inexperienced people.
we insisted with e-mails to our lawyer, the judge hired an authorized
translatr for the September 7 2006 trial. We were allowed to speak to
her only shortly before the trial. She was introduced to us at 4.15 PM.
day before the trial, on September 6, we were informed by our lawyer
that at 11 we were invited by Ms Killeen, the judge`s secretary, to
discuss important things before the trial that was about to take place
at 3.30 PM. But at 9 o`clock we were told by phone that the meeting
would not take place any more.
few days before we sent many e-mails to lawyers, organisations,
newspapers, etc. In Ann Arbor and invited them to attend the
3.30 PM trial.
trial was supposed to begin at 3.30 PM. At 3.30, the court was full of
people but the trial was not yet announced; only at 4.15 the translator
was introduced to us on the hallway by Ms. Killeen and we were announced
that our trial would begin after 5 PM.
thought that it was very weird because the judicial building( very well
guarded by policemen and metal detectors) closes at
4.30 PM and no one is let in.
5 PM there were only us and the lawyers in the court. The trick
functioned: other people were forbidden from entering the court. In the
history of Washtenaw Court of Ann Arbor there never was a trial that
took place after 5 PM, but everything is possible
if these powerful mafia and judge O`Brien have something to hide.
mediation was staged, was an attempt to get me and my daughter` s
murderer to make up just like judge O`Brien said.
There were no video or audio recordings.
the mediation they proposed; if Brian Lynch is allowed to administrate
the money left in the USA, if Brian Lynch together with his wife can
visit my daughter in Germany; If Brian Lynch can act like a manager for
the State Farm Insurance money; all these absurd requests were to be
presented to the judge as if they were proposed by us.
will be heavily paid for their gibberish from my daughter`s insurance
We did not get an authorized translator although we insisted on
that. I had to pay again for my own translator.
day before the mediation ( at about 11 o`clock on Monday, September 1o
2006) we asked Ms.Killeen for the two video recordings and got them.
With this occasion, she wanted to spek to us about my daughter`s case
before the mediation. At this discussion attended the second secretary,
who wouldn`t tell us his name.
the discussion and the papers presented to us, we got these conclusions;
secretaries did not know how much money was stolen, they wanted us to
tell them that. At the judge`s orders, they search for the stolen money
on their own, in stead of letting the criminal division, the police or
the FBI handle this.
detroit news newspaper did not accept our private announcement ( price :
" We are willing to offer $100,000.00 to a US
attorney or legal organization, if you can help us in the case of my daughter
to bring her case in front of the Supreme Court in order to re-establish
justice and bring the truth to the surface. For more information:
Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judicial Tenure Commission of the
state Michigan has not given us an answer concerning the insurance fraud,
which we had complained about.
Grievance Commission officially accepted Attorney Googasian's
declaration and sent it to us.
The insurance fraud that we complained about was not mentioned at all (Mr.Stephen
P. Vella, Senior Associate Counsel).
daughter’s speech therapist, Mrs. Tamara Afetian, who was working at
the private hospital Special Tree for 14 years, told me that she wanted
I suppose that she was separated because she had the courage to tell the
truth in court about my daughter’s wish to go to home to Germany. return
to home was not only expressed by using one key of the computer, but by
telling it by her own ability to formulate her thoughts with the help of
And the truth was that my daughter’s wish to
defrauder: Attorney Sharbyn Pleban
(then Guardian ad Litem) alone has got over 35.000$ from the car
insurance (State Farm of Michigan) for her Guardianship ad Litem
only from June 2001 to May 2002.
Besides she’s got money from the compensation money of my
daughter, in addition to the bribe money from Attorney
Googasians and the Treusch family.
She is officially responsible for my daughter since 5 years but has not
visited her for 4 years until July 2001. Mrs. Pleban did not know the
intellectual and physical situation of Christine. Mrs.
Sharbyn Pleban was terminated in her function as “Guardian ad litem”
because of her illegal actions.
The most important accomplice of Judge Kirkendall
concerning the covering of the planned murder and the insurance fraud
was Mrs. Attorney Sharbyn Pleban and now Attorney
Francis D. Grohnert - attorney ad litem.
(Francis D.Grohnert, 8077 Main St, P.O. Box 386 Dexter, MI 48130,
(734) 426- 4597, Email: email@example.com)
The most important accomplice
of Judge Kirkendall concerning the covering of the planned murder and the
insurance fraud was Sharbyn Pleban and Attorney Francis D.Grohnert now
guardian ad litem.
( Sharbyn Pleban, 2950 S.State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, Ph: (734) 222-6200,
and -( Attorney Francis D. Grohnert, 8077 Main St, P.O. Box 386 Dexter, MI
48130, (734) 426-4597, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
frequent phrase used by the insurance defrauders (Judge Kirkendall, Att.
Googasian, Sharbyn Pleban, Constance Jones, Francis Grohnert, Heitmanis, etc.) in their
argumentations for their criminal acts were:
“we act in Christine's best
interest”. It is an utter mockery.
One must be thick-skinned to be able to permanently lie in court.
protest in front of the Courthouse in Ann Arbor,
Nov, 2005 ) protest in front of the Senat in Lansing, MI (
Nov, 2005 )
in front of the Senat in Lansing, MI (
November, 2005 )
in front of the White House, Washington, D.C. (
May, 2007 )
. . . and in front of the Capitol
of corruption and concealment of money thats entitled to handicapped
people (with the help of insurance frauds), Judge Kirkendall was
suspended from his office at November 23rd,
Judge Kirkendall to resign
Lawyer has filed grievance about his handling of custody case
BY STEVE PEPPLE
Assistant Metro Editor AND SUSAN OPPAT News Staff Reporter
Washtenaw County Probate Judge John N. Kirkendall, whose court came under scrutiny last year over its mishandling of conservatorship
cases, has told court officials he will resign, The News has learned.
In an e-mail sent out today to court officials and others, Kirkendall said he plans to submit his resignation to the governor in order to spend more time with his family and to take advantage of an opportunity to assist in the development of a national mediation
service. Kirkendall, who has a little more than a year left on his current six-year
term, did not indicate in the e-mail when the resignation would be
effective, but called it a "family decision'' made by him and his
Kirkendall and other court officials could not be reached for comment this
The announcement came a day after an attorney revealed in court he had filed a grievance with the state Judicial Tenure Commission against Kirkendall over his handling of a child custody
The complaint filed by Ypsilanti attorney Gregory W. Graessley alleges Kirkendall exhibited a pattern of deferring and delaying decisions in the custody
case, leaving the 4-year-old boy involved in the dispute enrolled as a preschool student in two school districts. The complaint alleged that at a Nov. 3 hearing the judge declared everything was cleared up and "was unable to comprehend'' that the child was still enrolled in two different preschools by his divorced parents.
Kirkendall was removed as chief probate judge last year after a state investigation showed court-appointed conservators in a number of cases had misappropriated money from trust accounts.
Another judge was brought in to reorganize the probate court, leading to nearly $300,000 in misappropriated funds being recovered in at least 11 conservatorship cases.
Kirkendall was removed from the custody case on Tuesday by Washtenaw County Chief Circuit Court Judge Archie Brown. Kirkendall declined to comment on Tuesday to a reporter.
An official with the state Judicial Tenure Commission would not confirm a grievance had been filed, citing confidentiality.
A copy of the grievance was included in paperwork filed in probate court as part of a motion by Graessley on Tuesday asking Kirkendall to recuse himself from the case. After Kirkendall refused to recuse himself, the motion was taken on immediate appeal to Brown.
Graessley said in court that he filed the judicial misconduct grievance against Kirkendall on Nov. 18. He cited the grievance as one of the reasons Kirkendall should recuse himself.
In removing Kirkendall from the custody case, Brown agreed that there was at least an appearance that Graessley's client did not receive the benefit of due process because Kirkendall did not make a decision. Brown made a point during the hearing that he was dismissing Graessley's additional claims that Kirkendall was biased against Graessley or his client because of the grievance filing.
Brown said "every judge has great discretion in the decision-making process, how to manage the court, and how he interacts with the Friend of the Court,'' but that there was an appearance of "impropriety'' on Kirkendall's part.
In his written motion, Graessley claimed that among other things during an Oct. 13 hearing to determine where the pre-school son of divorced parents should attend school, Kirkendall said he had made a decision, then left the courtroom to consult with the social caseworker. When the judge returned, Graessley said, Kirkendall said he would not rule, told the parties to appear before the social worker and she would decide.
Graessley argued that social workers provide information to judges, and that judges may consider it when they make a decision - but that the ruling must be made by a judge. Without a judge, attorneys may not attend, object to decisions, or cross-examine witnesses.
In his written motion to have Kirkendall removed from the custody case, Graessley alleged that Kirkendall remains under "ongoing examination'' by both the state and Washtenaw County courts.
"This means there has been heightened scrutiny of the judicial conduct of the Honorable John N. Kirkendall for a significant period of time. This has created an atmosphere of elevated examination of (his) judicial performance by individuals empowered to evaluate, discipline and direct his conduct as a seated jurist.''
Brown said he was unaware of any current "heightened scrutiny'' of Kirkendall's cases.
The State Supreme Court removed Kirkendall as chief probate judge in 2004 and appointed Circuit Judge Donald Shelton to his place after a state auditor's check found potential discrepancies in 722 active conservator cases.
In a series of hearings last year, Shelton found a number of conservators had misappropriated funds from trust accounts for minors and others who cannot manage their own financial affairs.
Washtenaw County Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Steven Hiller said Tuesday that the large criminal investigation into the conservatorsremains active and open.
Kirkendall, 67, the longest serving judge currently on the Washtenaw County bench, was appointed to a vacancy in the Probate Court in 1986 by then Gov. James Blanchard
(D) and has won reelection several times since then.
Probate Court is part of Family Court and handles divorce, child custody and estate cases.
Susan Oppat can be reached at email@example.com or at (734) 482-1166.