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CHIEF JUDGE STEPHEN MUNSINGER2 EAST 14TH AVE , Colorado USA
CHIEF JUDGE STEPHEN MUNSINGER Judge Munsinger, Judge Stephen Munsinger, Chief Justice Munsinger, Steve Munsinger, Susan Munsinger, Brook Munsinger, Gary Munsinger, Elva Munsinger, Eddie McGraddy, Leland Coulter Leland M Coulter, Irene Coulter, Irene C. Coulter, Jefferson County Distr DISTINGUISHED JUDGE LOSES MORAL COMPASS AND VIOLATES CONSTITUTIONAL OATH GOLDEN Colorado
"If, indeed, a judge goes against the law so grossly, so palpably, as no imputable degree of folly can account for, and nothing but corruption, malice or wilful wrong can explain, and especially if circumstances prove such motives, he may be punished for the corruption, the malice, the wilful wrong.”
--Thomas Jefferson: Batture at New Orleans, 1812. ME 18:130
Colorado Legislature House and Senate Judiciary Committees:
200 East Colfax,
Denver Colorado, 80203
Senator Lois Tochtrop, Chair of the 2011 Performance Audit Committee
Deb Gardner. [continued below]....
Senator Lucia Guzman,
Senator Steve King,
Senator Scott Renfroe,
Dianne Ray, State Auditor,
Current House Judiciary Committee Members:
Danial Kagan, Chair,
Peter Lee, vice chair,
Current Senate Judiciary Members:
Lucia Guzman, Chair,
Linda Newell, Vice chair,
Members of the Colorado Supreme Court,
Governor John Hickenlooper,
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RE: Request for Audit of Colorado Probate Courts
Attached afterward, please find two letters addressed to the Colorado Supreme Court, Governor Hickenlooper and members of the legislature, specifically the Judiciary Committees of the House and Senate. I will address one of the last attrocities of Chief Justice Stephen Munsinger (1st judicial district) so that you realize that he is capable of the other accusations noted here concerning numerous, intentional and continued violations of the 2011 Probate Court Performance Audit of the Legislature………
My Father was Leland Coulter, a well-liked and respected attorney who passed away in 1991 and was buried at the family plot at Olinger Crown Hill alongside his brother who had died at childbirth. His wife, my Mother Irene Coulter, passed away on January 6, 2013, after being under the Conservation and Guardian Probate watch of Judge Munsinger since January of 2010. (10PR204; Jefferson County) It was always assumed that our Mother would be buried next to my Father in the Olinger Crown Hill Family plot. There was no communication after my Mother died from either the Conservator, my younger sister, Paula Coulter or her unscrupulous attorney, John Berman, Esq
On January 15, 9 days after my mother died, he made an emergency motion to Judge Munsinger to remove my father from his grave of 23 years. There was no notice to the parties, there was no hearing, and Judge Munsinger did not have jurisdiction over the parties. Mr. Berman filed the fraudulent motion based on Probate proceedures for wards that had just passed away. My father was not part of the probate and a complete contrary statute applied to his remains and mandate that they not be disturbed. Judge Munsinger granted the Motion within 12 hours of it being presented to him by Mr. Berman and within 12 hours after that event, my Father’s grave was desecrated by the removal of his remains. The actions of Stephen Munsinger and John Berman were no different than grave robbers; only instead of pics and shovels, they used a robe and gavel. They are despicable human beings who need to be held accountable for their shameless actions.
Somewhere Stephen Munsinger moral compass steered off course and the robes and titles and awards have been substituted by criminal actions. Now that I have shown what Stephen Munsinger is capable of; I believe it easier to believe what I am about to reveal about him and its relation to the Judicial Committees of the Legislature.
2011 LEGISLATIVE AUDIT OF THE COLORADO PROBATE COURTS
In 20ll, the Legislature did an Audit of the Probate Court and found very serious shortcomings and accountability by the Courts. Supreme Court Chief Justice Bender was appropriately embarrassed about the report, and promised he would take immediate action to rid the issue. He then signed Legislative policies that he would implement. Most if not all were based on making sure Judges kept a watchful eye over Conservator and Guardians to make sure they weren’t taking advantage of their respective Wards. But what if the Justice handling these cases has lost his/her oath to the Constitution and is complicit with Conservators and their attorneys in decimating the assets of at-risk wards? Those are the exact actions of Stephen Munsinger. Although continually requested and Ordered, Mr. Berman and the Conservator never provided a detailed Conservator Report as required by statute and further highlighted by the Legislative Audit. Mr. Berman never filed one professional invoice even though according to what records I could hobble together, he billed Mrs. Coulter at least $40,000 in attorney’s fees. There was no backup documentation [i.e. check registers, receipts etc] to verify the numbers put on the Conservators report. There were joint accounts between of the Ward and Conservator that Stephen Munsinger refused to put a stop to even though he was Motioned several times on this issue. The beginning and ending balances were off as much as $100,000 in most cases. Again, Stephen Munsinger refused to do anything about it. And my mother’s largest asset, 400 acres of mining property valued in excess of $500,000 was missing from each and every report. Again Stephen Munsinger refused to do anything about it and continually refused to have the Conservators reports audited. And the Power of Attorney that named Paula Coulter as Conservator, submitted by John Berman, was written by JoAnne Goddard, Esq.; 3 years after 27 police reports showed Mrs. Coulter believed “neighbors were coming in through her front door keyhole, molesting her car and stealing her food. Said Power of Attorney also came before a second Power of Attorney (dated two months later) that was directed exclusively at Ted Coulter to be sole administrator with completely different language.
A detailed version of Stephen Munsinger’s shameless and criminal acts and those of John Berman, JoAnna Goddard, Paula Coulter and Ted Coulter can be found in the two attached letters to the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Court files themselves.
The Probate Court in Colorado is in worse shape than when you Audited it in 2011. Families lives are being torn apart unnecessarily by shameless judges and attorneys. I would request you therefore forthwith employ another Audit of the Colorado Probate Courts.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or E-mail.
Thank you for your time and considerations in these matters.
Sincerely dated this 17th day of February, 2014,
151 Summer Street #654
Morrison, Colorado 80465
Phone 303 720-1811
Email Audionly @ Gmail.com
JUSTICES OF THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT
2 East 14th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80203
Certified Mail # 9114901159815447323847
Certified Mail # 9114901159818423794662 Governor Hickenlooper
RE: 2011 Legislative Audit of Colorado Probate Courts/ Investigation
January 1, 2014
Chief Justice Michael Bender,
Justice Gregory Hobbs Jr.,
Justice Nancy Rice,
Justice Nathan Coats,
Justice Allison Eid,
Justice Monica Marquez,
Justice Brian Boatright,
Legislative Audit Committee,
Justices and members of the Audit Committee:
On September 27, 2011, Chief Justice Bender admitted to the Legislative Audit Committee that the Colorado Judicial Branch had a serious problem with their Probate Courts saying, “We understand the problem and we’re going to make it a priority.”
The issues of the Audit were obviously focused toward Judges and Probate Courts that for some reason or another failed to keep Conservators, Guardians and Receivers accountable. The Supreme Court signed off on remedying these issues and implementing safeguards to end at-risk persons being taken advantage of by unscrupulous persons.
But what happens if the Probate Judge handling the case is unscrupulous and intentionally refuses to follow the directives signed off by Justice Bender or to follow standard Probate procedures. What if that Judge actually participates in the criminal activity to the point where my entire Mother’s estate was allowed to be decimated by my siblings with the help of John Bergman, Esq. ( A self-admitted sexual predator previously suspended by the Supreme Court and who has been admonished previously for refusing to provide a professional invoice) and JoAnne Goddard, Esq.
A review of the cases shows that despite constant efforts by myself, Justice Stephen Munsinger intentionally violated the rules of civil procedure and directives of this Court resulting in incomplete and intentionally erroneous Conservator’s reports, no professional invoices, no audits of missing assets, including my Mother’s largest asset, a mining property valued in excess of $500,000, and the refusal to allow in evidence that 5 years before my Mother allegedly signed her last will and unlawful Power of Attorney used to nominate the Conservator, 27 police reports stated Mrs. Coulter believed “neighbors were coming through the keyhole of her front door, molesting her cat, and stealing her food.” She was not capable of knowing what she was signing yet Justice Munsinger was not interested in the truth. I believe he had/has some personal bias against me and/or he was/is protecting JoAnne Goddard and John Berman from their criminal acts.
At one point during the Conservatorship, the Court ORDERED (I believe it was by mistake now.) the Conservator and her attorney to provide detailed conservator documents (as required by Statute and Directive) where in the end, Mr. Berman produced only mundane hair dresser receipts. I requested a hearing for contempt. While the hearing was held, Justice Munsinger never addressed the issue and couldn’t get off the bench fast enough. The end result was/is that there has never been a detailed valid accounting of my Mother’s estate even though there were statutory rules, Supreme Court Directives, Statutory requirements and a plethora of Motions and Orders to provide such.
The end result was Justice Munsinger closing the Conservator case without one accurate detailed report and refusal to have the reports Audited. But it didn’t end here. My Mother passed away on January 6, 2013 and on January 15, 2013, Mr. Berman emailed me and indicated that he was going to have my Father, Leland M. Coulter, Esq. dug up from his grave of 22 years and moved. I objected vehemently but it was of no use. Mr. Berman filed a bogus emergency Motion citing incorrect statutes and within 24 hours the Court granted the Motion. Justice Munsinger granted this despite having no jurisdiction over my Father’s remains, no notice to any of the parties involved and no hearing. To me that is no different than grave robbers digging up his remains; only he used a black robe and gavel. Judge Munsinger conspired and participated in criminal desecration of a venerated object.
I appealed the Conservatorship case in timely fashion and submitted a Designation of Record including a transcript of the June 7, 2012 Contempt hearing. I received a call from the Court Reporter saying that recording had disappeared. I didn’t/don’t believe it was a mistake. I believe Justice Munsinger intentionally erased/deleted the tapes to cover his tracks of collusion with Mr. Berman and the Conservator. I requested an investigation by the appellate Court which was denied by an anonymous person who also refused to restore the record in accordance with Probate statutes. The documents I received from the appellate court were so bizarre, I didn’t know if they were real. There were no signatures and no certificate of service. [I asked three separate attorneys if they had ever seen anything like that and they indicated they had not.] Only the initials JB/sa which the Court refused to tell me who those belonged to; only that it was a staff attorney, not a Judge. I had to file an open records request with the Supreme Court to find out the “JB” stood for Jane Bailey, Esq., a staff attorney, not a Judge. I filed a Motion to reconsider and clarify and to date have not heard back from the Court.
I hope it is as obvious to you as it is to me that the Chief Justice’s Court directives, Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and Colorado Revised Statutes were intentionally violated by Chief Justice Mussinger. And further, that he has committed the criminal act of desecration of a venerated object, my Father’s remains.
I have previously presented documents to the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline with no response. And I also reported Mr. Berman to the Colorado Attorney Regulation Committee with no response. I would therefore request the above parties to be immediately investigated by the Supreme Court and the Legislative Audit Committee.
The relevant case no.’s are Jefferson County District Court 2010PR204; 2013PR56; and Colorado Court of Appeals, 13CA1453.
Thank you for your time and consideration in these matters and would request a response.
/s/ Peter Coulter
151 Summer Street #654
Morrison, Colorado 80465
Internet permanent file,
Governor John Hickenlooper,
The Supreme Council, 33°, Denver Consistory
Justice Monica Marquez, Supreme Court Chair,
Public Access Committee.
cc: Certified mail 9114901159818423794662 Governor Hickenlooper
RE: Chief Justice Directive 05-01; access to Court Records.
January 10, 2014
Public Access Committee:
I have a current appeal filed (13CA1453) While it is filled with inconsistencies by the Court and its refusal to make findings or explain why it won’t accept a Rule 60 Motion, of importance here is the issuance of “ORDERS” by anonymous parties and the refusal to provide documentation directly associated with the case in compliance with Chief Justice Directive 05-01. A review of the records shows an ORDER with no Judges name or signature and then the initials “JB/sa. This was/is followed by an unsigned certificate of service.
My first inclination then and now is that there is a subculture of persons in the Judicial Department that make decisions on their own admonition and then bury the results. This is not just an off the cuff remark as I have documentation of magistrates (Edward Burns) who removed Jury Fees and corresponding requests including ORDERS from the Supreme Court from the official Court registry. In other words, if you look at the official court registry, it looks as if there was no jury requested; but the cash receipt shows there was. Additionally, Magistrate Burns with Head Clerk Tamara Herivel removed all documentation referring to said jury request, including Court Orders from the Colorado Supreme Court. After I reported them stolen to the Arapahoe County Sheriff, they miraculously reappeared except for the jury demand, associated fee and the Supreme Court Order. There was one issue though; the Court stamp [on the new documents] is above the N/L stamp. That’s impossible as I was/am a prose litigant and had to file everything personally to the Court clerk. The original documents had the court stamp below the L/N stamp. The documents were frauds meant to cover up the criminal actions of Edward Burns and Tammy Herivel [with the help of Charles Pratt and Chris Cross] and eventually cost me in excess of $4M.
And in another instance, I reported attorney William G. Ross to the Attorney Regulation Commission for screwing up a closing, keeping the funds for the title policy and practicing while his license was under suspension. John Gleason was handling the investigation. He eventually told me that Mr. Ross would be suspended for 3 years and that I would have to go after him personally for the title policy fees. It cost me millions. The last thing I asked of Mr. Gleason was a copy of the Order pertaining to Mr. Ross. That was 1994. In 2012, I again asked for a copy of the ORDER and Mr. Gleason denied me saying now I was not entitled to that information. I then find out that Mr. Buchwald, an adverse party in the case, used my title policy to get property taxes refunded to him by the title company. I wrote a letter to the Supreme Court concerning this matter and never heard anything. But, from an anonymous source inside the judicial system, [who uses a park as a unique return address,] I was told that that Alex Martinez and John Gleason were asked to leave because of this event. I have felt the retribution of this event by these parties also.
Bottom line is that there is proof positive that there is a culture of persons within the Judicial branch that issue their own judgments and then make a concerted effort to cover them up.
In the instant case, no one could/would tell me the judge’s name associated with this case, nor would they give me the name of the staff attorney who issued the ORDER unlawfully in violation of substantive and procedural due process of law. The only way I was able to obtain this information was to file a CORA request with the Colorado Supreme Court Administrative Department.
There is absolutely no reason why this information should not be available to the public unless again, it is to cover up some type of hidden agendas. This is no different than having one’s Motions being decided by a person in robes and hood in direct violation of CDJ 03-05 and procedural due process of law.
How can there be an ORDER with no signature and a refusal by the Court to provide this information? I would request an investigation and response into these serious issues.
151 Summer Street #654
Morrison, Colorado, 80465
 Mr. Berman has numerous complaints against him with the Supreme Court. Most pertinent here is a refusal to provide a professional invoice to a client. The most hideous though is Mr. Berman’s perverted act of groping a client’s breasts and trying to kiss her to which he admitted in writing. In any other forum, Mr. Berman would be labelled a sexual predator and imprisoned. The Supreme Court instead decided to suspend his license and then reinstate it on probation for 24 months. Mr. Berman was/is still under suspension as of today.
In my Mother’s case, it was found that Paula Coulter and Ted Coulter were “gifting” funds from my Mother’s Smith Barney account in amounts of at least $190,000 and most likely upwards of $500,000 before other members found out about the fraudulent Power of Attorney and Will.
 Ted and Paula Coulter would stop at nothing to get our Mother’s funds; even to go against each other. Unknown until a couple months ago, Ted Coulter took a mobile Notary to the Alzheimer Ward where my Mother was placed and had a subsequent Power of Attorney Notarized where he was sole agent. In is obvious by the documents themselves that they were fraudulent shoved in front of her and she signed without a clue of knowing what she was doing. Their actions [Paula Coulter, Ted Coulter, JoAnne Goddard and Stephen Munsinger] are completely incestuous and continue through today.
 Jefferson County District Court 10PR204 and 13PR56 and Colorado Court of Appeals [where Court Orders are anonymously signed and others removed from the file] 13PR1453.
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