Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
John Phillips, the former Civil Court judge whose multi-million–dollar estate was looted by his court-appointed guardians, died on Saturday at his senior-housing facility on Prospect Park West. He was 83.
Judge Phillips’ wake will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, from 2 pm to 8 pm at Woodward Funeral Home, One Troy Ave., at Fulton Street. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Washington Temple Church of God, 1372 Bedford Ave., at Bergen Street.
“It happened after breakfast, in the elevator on his way to his room” at the Prospect Park Residence, a senior housing facility, said his distraught friend, John O’Hara. Phillips was pronounced dead at New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope. Indeed, in his heyday, Phillips was not only politically ambitious, but also a well-known figure in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where he served on the civil court and earned the nickname “the kung-fu” judge because of his martial arts talents.
He was also prosperous, having owned more than 10 buildings in Bed-Stuy, including the Slave Theater on Fulton Street, a focal point for neighborhood activists such as the Rev. Al Sharpton.
But after Hynes’s office had him declared incompetent, nearly all of the dozens of properties Phillips owned were auctioned off — yet the profits ended up enriching only his guardians, not the judge.
Just before his death, events had finally started to turn back in his favor. In December, a state judicial panel suspended the legal license of Emani Taylor, who served as Phillips’s guardian between 2003 and 2006, for stealing $328,000 from Phillips’s account.
The day before his death, Phillips had taken delivery on a new set of furniture that had been bought for him by fashion magnate Mark Ecko, who’d taken an interest in Phillips’s plight after reading about it in this and other publications.
But hours later, he was dead. He has no surviving relatives.
Non-Vodouisant families have fewer options in Haiti. Mental illness especially among the upper class is heavily stigmatized, as are mental retardation and congenital mental defects. Upper class families with a child who has Down's syndrome, for example, frequently put the child in a room in the house where the child then grows up and spends his or her entire life without ever being allowed outside. Down's syndrome and similar conditions are regarded as being a punishment from God or a lwa. Even though most upper class families are not Vodouisant they often pay to work magic against business competitors or for other reasons, and may have some old djab hanging around back since Grandpa made a wanga to kill the guy who had the other car dealership, you see? Or it may be a punishment for something the parents did - since upper class families in Hait are often enough involved in a lot of bad, vicious stuff, drug dealing, political
killings, business killings and so on, they have guilty consciences and are willing to believe that God has reason to punish them.
We treat mental illness in several ways. First, we either call a lwa or do divination to discover the cause - is it a wanga? Is it a "zombi", a dead spirit sent against the person (also called "anvwa mo", a sending of the dead)? Is it an angry lwa which has been insulted by the person? Is it problems related to childbearing or nursing? Is it abuse by the common-law husband? Abuse and trauma cause a condition called "sezisman", literally "seized-up-ness", like a seized up engine. A person with sezisman usually becomes uncommunicative, refuses to speak, falls to the ground, weeps or acts catatonic.
Assuming the illness has a supernatural cause, a wanga or an anvwa mo or an angry lwa, treatment is different. If it is an angry lwa, that lwa must be called to the head of the sick person, so it can make known the reasons why it is angry and what the person can do to pacify it.
If it is an anvwa mo, the same ceremony used to send the dead against the person is repeated to send the dead right back where it came from, either to the cemetery if the sick person is feeling forgiving or to the person who sent it in the first place if the sick person wants revenge! This is a strenuous ceremony, involving some real physical activity. Sometimes more than one dead is sent against the person - I witnessed one case of a woman who actually had seven zombis in her
body. By the time the Houngan was done treating her he was drenched in sweat - and THEN he had to call Baron to make sure everything was ok.
If it is a wanga, the wanga has to be undone. Sometimes a lwa is called into the head of the sick person or the Houngan or Mambo to reveal where malevolent power objects are buried so that they can be dug up and undone. Sometimes the lwa on whose point the wanga is done is identified, called into the head of the Houngan or Mambo, and bribed with a bigger payment than that which was made by the person who did the wanga in the first place - three chickens instead of
one, a pig instead of a goat, something like that. Sometimes another lwa is called to fight against the original lwa and the person who made the wanga! That is where the expressions come from, "Fer koupe fer", iron cuts iron, and "Neg fe, neg defe", what one black man does, another black man undoes.
Generally in these cases the mentally ill person recovers, but they are usually very weak, because their true self has been absent for so long, hasn't been getting the benefit of the food they ate or the social interactions they would normally have had. So the person is often given a "gad" (from the French "garde, a protective spell to prevent the same thing from happening to them again.)
Peace and love,
Bon Mambo Racine Sans Bout Sa Te La Daginen
"Se bon ki ra" - Good is rare
M23. Paranoid Schizophrenia, Ability or Curse.
The knowledge of the writer on this subject tends to be second hand, as he is a great believer in the Physical Universe. However he does admit to being as paranoid about vampires and other unwanted Ghosts of the Dead as most people are about fleas. He has been trying to understand certain aspects of human behaviour which have puzzled him. Command procedures have been omitted from this section as there are too many examples elsewhere on this web site.
Consider the following concepts.
- The Physical Universe produced Life as a byproduct, and thus takes precedence over all universes created by life..
- The Physical Universe is a byproduct of Life or God, and is thus inferior to them.
- Section S01 on Conscious Walking putting one's attention on the environment is recommended for anyone who feels their grip on the physical universe could be greater
- Anyone who tells their doctor that they are hearing voices will be quickly referred to a psychiatrist.
- When politicians tell us of Weapons of Mass Destruction which can not be found, we are expected to believe in their sanity. It is noticeable that psychiatrists appear to be very silent on this matter, probably for fear of jumping off the gravy train and losing their salaries.
- There is no such thing as pure evil. It is just that some entities have curious views on how best to survive.
- The writer is getting very cynical as to what is sane or insane, good or evil. He now just works on the maxim "If it produces malice, then purge it".
- Clinical schizophrenia is the result of a hyperactive imagination, which is currently out of control and personal discipline.
- Without imagination, we would be mighty short of books, literature, films and TV. These are things which make life comfortable.
- Potential schizophrenics are the people who have constructed our religions, and have constructed universes in which it is comfortable to live. These universes tend to be inferior to the Physical Universe.
- The political party which sells us the most desirable universe is the one which is going to win the next election.
- The successful schizophrenic convinces everyone else to live in his universe, which makes him top of the food chain of appreciation. The unsuccessful ones land up in the loony bin.
- Schizophrenia must be an aid to human survival, or it would have been bred out long ago.
- Anyone who forgets to pay enough attention to the physical universe is liable to develop clinical psychiatric disorders.
- Once one has created a universe, one must defend it. These defence mechanisms are commonly called paranoia.
- Paranoia develops hysteria and mania as tools of defence. If hysteria is directed outwards, then it takes the form of telepathy and mind control. If hysteria is not allowed to flow outwards, then it takes the form of hysterical or psychosomatic medical illness.
- Hysteria is an energy flow. Use it if you can use and tame it.
- Schizophrenics are very short of love. They tend to pull in the Souls of the Dead who are even shorter on love. This results in a terrible deficit of love for self and others. A remedy for this deficit is to command them to create love for themselves.
- The writer often receives cries for help (by email or phone) from people in distress. In the first instance he always takes the person in distress at their face value. (There is always enough rubbish around to justify this action.) If the reply is "Nothing you are doing is doing any good, but you have got to help me", then the writer assumes they are not what they say they are, and drops them like a hot potato. Cults and university psychology departments often use this ploy to tie psychics up in knots. If the person in distress is genuine they will always acknowledge your help. Not acknowledging one's help is a sign of not being genuine.
- No one who has schizophrenia will admit to it.
- Schizophrenics are well known for multiple identities. It does help if these entities can be made to talk or telepath with each other, which will break down the boundaries.
- The Wind of Change (Surt) can pull the rug from beneath anyone's feet at any time.
- In the British Middle Ages, insanity was considered to be contagious. In modern times, insanity is not considered to be contagious. The truth is somewhere in between.
- People may keep their thoughts and imaginations to themselves, or they may telepath them. People who do not telepath their minds do not distribute malice and therefore do not invite retaliation.
- Any entity who wishes to vampire or telepathically control other people must keep their activities below the threshold of detection. Once a person detects a vampire or mind controller, they will do all in their power to purge it, even if this means changing their religion or finding a priest.
- Given enough imagination within personal relationships, all things are possible. Thus magic and telepathy become realities. The partner with the most imagination will be the dominant one.
- It appears that imagination with respect to the physical universe both produces psychic activity and keeps the Patents Office busy. Imagination with too little respect for the physical universe leads to clinical schizophrenia.
- Schizophrenia is at the the heart of all main stream religion and the occult. They could not exist without it. They want you to ignore the importance of the physical universe, and for you to be good little compliant slaves. The same can be said about the Genetic Engineering engrams mentioned in M22.
- Schizophrenics tend to create thought forms which can persist even after death. Thus gods, satans and demons can be created. These are often created to protect things of value. The most common cause of the living dead is unfinished business in the last life.
- Schizophrenia centers around the Akashic element of Water (emotion). False calls for help are a common form of vampirism.
- Schizophrenics have a great capacity for inviting in vampires, past lives and other ghosts of the dead. Thus occultists raise demons to help them gain covert power over other people. These entities tell the victim how great they are, and the occultist believes the lie.
- Clinical paranoia involves the defence of the ghosts of yesterday, and the defence of activities which can not stand up to public discussion. The issues being defended may be conscious or subconscious.
- Paranoia is a great psychic cleansing tool. Like anger it must be directed against the right target or be counter-productive. A great trick of politicians and religions is to get one angry over subjects which are not that important, so that one does not get angry over what they want to protect.
- Paranoia is great for protecting one's own schizophrenic or psychic creations, and for destroying unwanted creations from other people. It is also useful for dispatching unwelcome ghosts of the dead and yesterday's creations. Paranoia needs to be kept dynamic.
- Paranoia. (Once one has created a universe, one must prevent other people from destroying or dismantling that universe.)
- Hysteria and Mania.
- Criminality. (Most psychotic behaviour would be considered criminal by other people if found out.)
- Insanity. (This tends to be the insanity of knowing one is insane.)
- Psychiatry. (This controls what is regarded as sane and insane.)
- My / our / every thought.
- Every thought, imagination.
- Every thinker, telepath, vampire.
- Everyone who is greater than oneself, etc.
- Total personal responsibility for thought.
- Total personal responsibility for imagination.
- Total personal responsibility for telepathy.
- Total personal responsibility for healing, psychic ability. (Everything is suspect till it is above the responsibility barrier.)
- Total personal responsibility for responsibilities. (Some of our responsibilities may be to some rather curious entities.)
- Total personal responsibility.
- Confession and forgiveness.
- Every psychological engineer. (Get the genetic engineers.)
- Anger. (Always a great cleaner.)
- Total personal paranoia. (An even better cleaner.)
- Total personal psychic ability.
All Nichiren sects chant this phrase, I believe, and its practice originates in Japan, founded by the True
Buddha, Nichiren Daishonin. The words are a Japanese pronunciation of the title of the Lotus Sutra, whose
Sanskrit pronunciation is "Saddharma Pundarika Sutra". Kumarajiva translated it into Chinese, and the title
was something like "Miao-fu-lienge-ciao". The Japanese pronunciation is Nam myoho renge kyo.
The "Nam"is for devotion, and the sentence reads:"Devotion to the Mystic Law Lotus Sutra". There are many
many meanings attributed to this phrase, including, for sutra, as a previous poster mentioned, "thread".
"Myo" is unfathomable, and "ho" is law. This is not to say that Myoho is unreasonable, however it is not
accounted for by reason alone.
emani Pamela taylor has stolen money from Judge Phillip’s estate and disbursed it among her mother, daughter Charisse Howell, and son Daniel Howell. Jarris Howell only got a crumb while the other two needed more. Charisse got a house from Judge Phillip’s that was taken away and if it were not for the brownstone Emani continues living in today with your possessions, what little of your possession she has left would not be here today.
Emani has upset many houngans who use white magic with her careless mistakes. For example, emani forgot to mention that you were not the only person who belonged to those items in the truck and when they impounded the car someone else accused her of stealing only she did not only steal the truck she stole the license plate number and the guitar and the phone that you took off of the charger when you returned home from longon this time around there is no mistaken who died and who is alive today to write about that. Careless actions on emani’s part make many powerful houngans care less about her ill gotten fortune and more about where she will live in the next two years when you take the time to write where, when, this happens to be living in you are only given one gift to write and think about helping yourself only no one else okay don’t even give one cent to anyone other than you be selfish
Emani is no longer welcome in the house of Baron Samedi by his wife alone who has influence over the ill-gotten fortune. Black chickens are sacrificed to the wife of Baron Samedi. It is not of consequence to anyone other than you Emani who are there to be. When the bones of the fossil breaks her back to create a living sacrifice it only lets us know who is really the zombie and who is really the one living in another world where there are no bones yet this time around we see how easily this is the subject of discussion on the internet with no retaliation. There is something to be said about that and what is done is done and what is not done is not done and she has no time to second guess so she just wants to forged straight ahead and hammer away at the amount of ill-gotten funds used to pay the bokor who refuses to forge at this time, not saying four years isn’t enough saying forteen is way to young to yes that did occur and that did happen before but what about today three to ten is a different element never before considered and only leads emani back to zero no title of authority very little money and finished. Did you understand my language? That had to come out really slow to ensure that you did hear us.
SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION
FIRST JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
Richard T. Andrias, Justice Presiding,
Luis A. Gonzalez
John W. Sweeny, Jr.
Bernard J. Malone, Jr., Justices.
In the Matter of Emani P. Taylor
(admitted as Emani Pamela Taylor),
an attorney and counselor-at-law:
Departmental Disciplinary Committee M-5482
for the First Judicial Department,
Emani P. Taylor,
Disciplinary proceedings instituted by the Departmental
Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department.
Respondent, Emani P. Taylor, was admitted to the Bar of the State
of New York at a Term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court for the Fourth Judicial Department on July 17, 1997.
Thomas J. Cahill, Chief Counsel, Departmental
Disciplinary Committee, New York
(Andral N. Bratton, of counsel), for petitioner.
Respondent pro se.
M-5482 — November 5, 2007
IN THE MATTER OF EMANI P. TAYLOR, AN ATTORNEY
Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in the State
of New York by the Fourth Judicial Department on July 17, 1997,
under the name Emani Pamela Taylor. At the times relevant to
this proceeding, respondent maintained an office for the practice
of law within the First Judicial Department.
The Departmental Disciplinary Committee seeks an order
pursuant to 22 NYCRR 603.4(e)(1)(i) and (iii) immediately
suspending respondent from the practice of law based upon her
willful failure to cooperate with the Committee in its
investigation of allegations of professional misconduct and other
uncontested evidence of misconduct which immediately threatens
the public interest.
In October 2006, the Departmental Disciplinary Committee was
notified by the Grievance Committee for the Second and Eleventh
Districts that Justice Michael L. Pesce had issued an order to
show cause in the Matter of John Phillips, an Incapacitated
Person (Supreme Court, Kings County, Index No. 108298/00)
regarding respondent’s role as former guardian of John Phillips,
a retired Brooklyn judge. Respondent served as Mr. Phillips’s
guardian from September 2003 to September 2006 and was permitted
to resign as guardian pending a proceeding that sought, among
other things, to remove her as guardian. James Cahill, Esq., was
appointed successor guardian and within days brought the
aforementioned order to show cause alleging, among other things,
that respondent had failed to account for significant assets
belonging to the guardianship and that she had written numerous
checks to herself from the guardianship account without leave or
authority from the court.
On October 6, 2006, the Kings County District Attorney’s
Office opened an investigation into whether respondent had
stolen, embezzled or improperly obtained money from the assets of
Mr. Phillips (he owned property worth several million dollars).
On October 30, 2006, Justice Pesce granted the District
Attorney’s request to share with the Committee documents and
records it had obtained in relation to its grand jury
investigation. During November 2006, the Committee had several
conversations with the prosecutor’s office and the successor
guardian and received complete copies of the guardianship bank
account records for September 2003 to October 2006, as well as
copies of bank records for respondent’s IOLA account. The
guardian, Mr. Cahill, also provided pleadings in the civil
proceeding and advised the Committee that the identical issues
were pending before Justice Pesce.
On November 28, 2006, the Kings County District Attorney’s
Office notified the Committee that although the evidence did not
demonstrate that respondent committed a crime, “she may well have
violated rules governing an attorney’s conduct” and, therefore,
referred the matter to the Committee to take whatever action was
Although the Disciplinary Committee often closes
disciplinary files pending the completion of civil litigation,
here, in light of the seriousness of the allegations against
respondent, it decided to keep the file open notwithstanding the
civil case pending before Justice Pesce. From December 2006 to
May 2007, the Committee, through contact with the successor
guardian, monitored the progress of the Kings County civil
By May 2007, Mr. Cahill advised the Committee that the civil
proceeding was not proceeding apace. Therefore, the Committee
wrote respondent on May 22, 2007, requesting her to specifically
address allegations of her wrongful taking of funds from the
guardianship account and “the fate of the $696,000 from the sale
of the 132-136-140 Herkimer Street Property.” The Committee
enclosed with its letter all prior bank statements and pleadings
it had received and asked respondent to answer by June 30, 2007.
Respondent failed to respond to the Committee’s letter. When the
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Committee returned from a medical
leave, he wrote to respondent on August 9, 2007 and, noting her
failure to cooperate, requested her to fully comply with the
Committee’s May 22 letter by August 24, 2007, or else she would
face a motion seeking her interim suspension.
On or about August 28, 2007, respondent sent the Committee a
copy of her “reply to the objections to the Final Accounting” she
had submitted in the civil matter on August 4, 2007. That
submission, however, was non-responsive to the specific questions
posed by the Committee in its previous correspondence. For
example, on the issue of her wrongful taking of fees, respondent
referred to a March 25, 2004 order which she “drafted and
followed”; however, that order directed the sale of the
aforementioned Herkimer Street property and did not address or
authorize her to release any funds from the guardianship account
for attorneys fees or expenses.
Following receipt of respondent’s submission, the Committee
learned that, on June 1, 2007, Justice Pesce appointed Seth E.
Coen, Esq., to prepare and submit a final accounting for the
period during which respondent served as guardian -- September
2003 to September 2006. In his affirmation attached to a motion
for judicial settlement of final account dated June 20, 2007, Mr.
Coen detailed respondent’s misconduct, mistakes and neglect. He
began by stating, “[d]ue to the combination of incomplete
records, poor recordkeeping and the lack of cooperation from the
former Interim Guardian of the Property, Emani P. Taylor, the
Final Account as submitted represents a reconstruction to the
Mr. Coen’s final account also reveals that four family
members of respondent were paid money from the guardianship
account allegedly for services provided. For example,
respondent’s mother was paid as a self-styled “nurse in charge”
of Mr. Phillips. The final account also indicates possible
missing pension deposits and establishes that for the three years
that respondent was guardian, no tax returns were filed, to the
financial detriment to Mr. Phillips’s estate.
best of my ability from the proofs and records available to the
preparer.” Most relevant to the Committee’s present motion is
Schedule G attached to Mr. Coen’s motion, which was prepared at
the court’s direction and shows that respondent, without court
order, helped herself to $327,491.23 in the guardianship account
from October 24, 2003 to August 8, 2006. Of that amount, more
than $200,000 was in the form of checks written to herself as
“retainer” or “legal fees,” more than $69,000 was issued either
to herself or to “cash” with references to expenses, and more
than $57,000 were withdrawals made without the use of checks.
The Committee contends that on its face, respondent’s activities
violated DR 1-102(A)(4), (5) and (7), and DR 9-102(A), (B)(2) and
(E). Attached as Exhibit H to the Committee’s present motion is
a copy of respondent’s August 10, 2007 “Affirmation of Legal
Services” she filed with Justice Pesce wherein she requested a
total of $853,100 in legal fees. Nowhere in this affirmation did
she advise the court that she had already withdrawn from the
guardianship account for her own use more than $327,000.
Accordingly, by certified letter dated September 12, 2007,
the Committee confronted respondent with Mr. Coen’s final
account, her August 10, 2007 Affirmation of Legal Services, and
the fact that her previous submission was non-responsive to the
Committee’s previous questions and gave her --
a final opportunity to address the clear
allegations that 1) You converted to your own
use without authority $327,491.23 of funds
belonging to the Guardianship and 2) You
failed to advise the Court in your August 10,
2007 Affirmation of Legal Services that you
had already withdrawn the above amount for,
among [other] things, purported “legal fees.”
I advise that your failure to furnish a full,
satisfactory response to these issues by
October 1, 2007 will result in this office’s
filing a motion, pursuant to 22 NYCRR
603.4(e)(i) and (iii) for your
immediate[,] indefinite suspension from the
practice of law based both upon your lack of
cooperation and uncontested evidence of
The Committee now seeks respondent’s immediate suspension
from the practice of law based upon her pattern of non-
cooperation and uncontested evidence of her serious professional
misconduct that threatens the public interest. The Committee
contends that respondent’s unresponsiveness to specific inquiries
regarding her alleged wrongful taking of funds can only be
interpreted as a deliberate and willful attempt to impede the
Committee’s investigation (Matter of Spiegler, 33 AD3d 187
). Furthermore, the Committee maintains that respondent’s
uncontradicted conversion of guardianship funds without court
authority and her failure to advise the court of her previous
taking of “legal fees” constitutes uncontested evidence of
professional misconduct warranting her immediate suspension
pursuant to 22 NYCRR 603.4(e)(1)(iii), regardless of the fact
that a civil proceeding is still pending (Matter of Tannenbaum,
16 AD3d 66 [attorney who took estate money for “fees” was
immediately suspended]; Matter of Pape, 10 AD3d 40 ).
In her affirmation, dated October 29, 2007, in opposition to
the Committee’s motion, respondent, who is appearing pro se,
denies converting guardianship funds to her own use. Rather, she
claims that: 1) she reasonably relied upon the March 25, 2004
order signed by Justice Pesce (and drafted by respondent) as full
authorization to withdraw funds from the guardianship account in
unspecified amounts for legal fees; 2) she disputes Mr. Coen’s
finding that she depleted the sum of more than $327,000 from the
guardianship account; 3) she claims the Kings County court was
already on “judicial notice” that she had withdrawn funds for
legal fees, therefore she did not have to mention it in her
subsequent affirmation for legal services; and 4) the issue of
reasonableness of her actions is already before Justice Pesce and
therefore this Court should not take any action.
Respondent claims that she believed she had authorization to
pay herself and other “workers” guardianship funds because at a
court conference on February 11, 2004, Justice Pesce told her to
draft an order about the sale of real property and “provide for
some payment of fees.” She then points to the March 25, 2004
order she drafted entitled “Order Directing Sale By Publication
and For Attorney Fees.” However, a reading of that order shows
that Justice Pesce gave permission for the sale of the Herkimer
Street property and directed respondent to:
provide to this Court an accounting of the
disperse [sic] of funds which shall include
but not limit the execution [of] all
documents necessary in connection with the
renovation, of the garden floor, parlor
floor, roof and basement of the Incapacitated
Person’s home... and the compensation to
appropriate health care professionals for the
personal companion as well as for the private
24 hour private care and housing for the
Incapacitated Person (emphasis added).
Although not one word of the order addresses the issue of
attorney’s fees, respondent avers that it was her “interpretation
that this Order permitted Respondent to include herself in the
laundry list of persons and authority ‘which includes but not
limits’” the people to be paid. However, any interpretation that
the court order gave respondent unfettered permission to withdraw
guardianship funds strains credulity.
Next, although respondent disputes Mr. Coen’s finding that
she depleted the sum of more than $327,000 from the guardianship
account she provides this Court with no alternative figure.
Indeed, the Committee points out, in reply, that when it wrote
respondent on May 22, 2007, it enclosed complete copies of her
bank records pertaining to this matter and asked her for an
explanation “for all checks written by (you) to (yourself) on
both the Guardianship and IOLA account.” Yet, respondent has
never given an explanation nor has she even attempted to address
this issue in her current opposition papers. Likewise,
respondent’s assertion that the court was on “judicial notice” of
funds she had taken which were then in dispute and, therefore,
she did not have to advise the court again in her application for
legal services is very disturbing. Indeed, the fact that such
funds were taken from the guardianship account by respondent was
first brought to the court’s attention by the successor guardian
and Mr. Coen, not by respondent. Respondent cannot simply file
an application for attorney’s fees, after the fact, without first
advising the court of the amount she had already awarded herself.
Respondent also contends that this Court should take no
action since the issue of her “reasonableness” is already before
Justice Pesce. The Committee has already explained that where,
as here, misconduct is clear and is an immediate threat to the
public, the Committee will seek an interim suspension despite
ongoing civil litigation. Furthermore, the Committee notes that
respondent has not cooperated with the Committee’s investigation
(although she claims she has by forwarding a copy of her reply to
Mr. Coen’s final accounting) and it is uncertain when the Kings
County proceeding will be resolved.
Respondent states that a trial was scheduled for October 30,
2007 and she is suspicious of the timing of the instant motion.
She complains further that the information sought by the
Committee is duplicative of the information sought by the
successor guardian Mr. Cahill, and it appears that the Committee
has been “spoon-fed” documents by Mr. Cahill. She also states
that she requested but was denied a chance to meet with Mr. Coen,
rather, she was asked to answer 33 questions that were sent by
mail. Thus, she claims, his final accounting is inaccurate.
Finally, respondent asserts that she does not pose a danger to
the public and presently does not hold any client funds for any
An attorney who is the subject of an investigation by the
Disciplinary Committee of professional misconduct may be
suspended from the practice of law, pending consideration of
charges against the attorney, upon a finding that the attorney is
guilty of professional misconduct immediately threatening the
public interest. Such a finding shall be based upon the
attorney's failure to comply with any lawful demand of this Court
or the Departmental Disciplinary Committee made in connection
with any investigation or other uncontested evidence of
professional misconduct (22 NYCRR 603.4[e][i] and [iii]).
Although respondent claims she has cooperated with the
Committee’s investigation, she has not. Respondent did not
answer the Committee’s May 22, 2007 letter which asked her to
explain her withdrawal of funds from the guardianship account
even though she was provided with all of the pertinent bank
documents she needed to answer those questions. Nor did she
respond to a follow-up letter. The only document she did provide
was non-responsive insofar as it was her reply to the objections
in the final accounting in the Kings County matter.
In addition, the final accounting by Mr. Coen (although
based upon “incomplete records [and] poor recordkeeping”)
provides uncontested evidence that respondent has committed
misconduct that threatens the public interest (Matter of Goldman,
7 AD3d 18 ; Matter of Adelman, 263 AD2d 160 . At a
minimum, respondent withdrew funds from the guardianship account
as legal fees without court permission, at worst, she
intentionally converted guardianship funds. While respondent was
entitled to be compensated for the work she performed for three
years, self-help to guardianship funds is not the way to proceed.
Moreover, the final accounting raises several other questions
regarding respondent’s tenure as guardian including why several
of her relatives were compensated for “services” they allegedly
provided, where did the escrow deposit from the sale of estate
property go, whether pension and/or Social Security monies are
missing from the guardianship estate, and why respondent failed
to file tax returns for the estate.
Accordingly, inasmuch as respondent has failed to
meaningfully controvert the evidence of professional misconduct
against her, and based upon her lack of cooperation with the
Committee’s investigation, the Committee’s motion should be
granted and respondent suspended from the practice of law,
effective immediately, and until such time as disciplinary
matters pending before the Committee have been concluded, and
until further order of this Court (22 NYCRR 603.4[e][i] and
Order filed. [December 27, 2007]
The loa who represents money and who has special influence over black magic and ill-gotten fortune. She is also the wife of Bron Samedi and is analogous to the Catholic St. Brigid. Brigitte lives in a tree in the cemetery and dresses in purple. Black chickens are sacrificed to her.
Baron Samedi is the loa (spirit) who Emani Pamela Taylor invokes to keep you prisoner. What she is not telling you is that you are not aware of how much your powerful presentations have on influential people when they need confidentiality to preserve the integrity of what they have and will continue having when all of this is gone in the book with real names not pseudo names.
Emani says I am not afraid of a few threats that happen to be laced with powerful names I am only concerned with what I paid for and over her and it looks dang good to me so please pass the gel
Baron Samedi (Baron Sanmdi)
The most powerful member of the Guede family, and the loa who represents death. Baron Samedi controls passage between the world of the dead, and he provides information about the dead. His symbols are the cross, coffin, and phallus, and his color is black. When he possesses devotees, he tells lewd joke, makes obscene gestures, wears dark glasses and a top hat, smokes cigarettes, eats voraciously, and drinks rum in which 21 hot peppers have been steeped. See also Guede. I KNOW
A secret society of black magicians that supposedly practices zombification.
All houngans and mambos are also black magicians. That is, they understand and know how to perform black magic, even if they do not literally practices it. A houngan must know evil in order to combat it.
Houngans who actually practice black magic are called “those who serve the lao with both hands,” or bokors. Unlike the open religious rituals practiced by a reputable vodou priest, the bokor works in secret, primarily to protect his recipes for various potions and poisons, but also to avoid the censure of the true devotees to vodou. The bokor has no hounfort and does not lead any society; rather, he sells his services to whoever is willing to pay.
Boucan: The bonfire that is lit during a vodou ritual.
Boulez en (pronounced zain)
After death, the houngan can burn the govi containing the dead person’s soul, or ti-bon-ange, in a ritual called Boulez en. This burning of the jars releases the spirit to the land of the dead.
The loa who represents money and who has special influence over black magic and ill-gotten fortune. She is the mother of cemetaries. She is also the wife of Bron Samedi and is analogous to the Catholic St. Brigid. Brigitte lives in a tree in the cemetery and dresses in purple. Black chickens are sacrificed to her. Brigitte is invoked to cure those who are near death as a result of magick. She is also invoked to exact revenge in cases where real justice is sought. She drinks rum laced with hot peppers, and like her husband and the rest of the Guede Spirits, she is a "potty mouth" and uses profanity.
Canzo Initiation – when the flesh is set on fire but does not burn. Requires significant financial sacrifice, strict discipline, and the acceptance of moral obligation, so no one undertakes this ritual lightly. Can take as long as a week to complete. 1. Take a purifying bath 2. Start fasting 3. Drink a concoction made from the fruit corrosal (sedative effect) 4. Wear dried palm fronds as protection from the spirits 5. Lie in a circle heads in feet out 6. Listen to houngan guide you through the process and relate to you what you will experience and your obligations 7. Locked in a room for another ceremony 8. Final trial by fire 9. The next morning the initiates reenter the real world dressed in white and wearing masks of palm leaves. 10. Visit sacred trees located around the hounfort and salute the spirits who reside inside them.