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Kansas Pro Se Whistleblowers Place Johnson County Family Court Judge in Federal Lawsuits and Under Misconduct Allegations

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, 2024-Jan-3 — /EPR LAW NEWS — According to federal and county court documents, District Judge Burmaster has been accused of manipulating domestic violence protection orders in a biased manner that favors female petitioners in her courtroom. The judge allegedly exhibited prejudice against a Kansas pro se father in one particular case, to such an extreme extent that it resulted in unlawful detentions, unjustified findings of contempt of court, and the removal of the father’s child custody rights. These actions taken by Judge Burmaster prompted the father to file two separate federal civil rights lawsuits against the judge in United States District Court for the District of Kansas, under the name Escalante Vs Burmaster. 2:23-CV02471 and 2:23-CV02559. Both lawsuits progressing and the first has a schedule conference on January 24, 2023 and a trial begins. The lawsuits center predominantly on an 18 month period of time beginning July 08, 2023, in which its alleged a fraud protective order was placed by Burmaster and procured from opposing counsel Chris T Wilson.

Further, in December 2023, criminal charges that had been filed against the father for allegedly violating a fraudulent protection order were suspended. It is believed by the plaintiff that the judge was attempting to keep the father incarcerated in retaliation for bringing attention to her improper handling of such cases and biased decision-making through the whistleblowing lawsuits. If the allegations made in the court filings are substantiated, they portray a serious abuse of judicial authority and violation of the father’s civil rights to an impartial trial and due process under the law. Additionally and separately, two men’s criminal matters stemming from purported violations of Judge Burmaster’s civil protection orders have stalled – one since March 2022 – due to questions surrounding the judge’s issuance of orders in those underlying cases. Concerns of gender bias, fraud procurement of protective order petitions, unlawful retaliation, and improper judicial conduct remain ongoing regarding Judge Burmaster’s handling of domestic violence protection order cases in his Kansas courtroom. The Kansas father Knoche, is almost a year and half under a claimed false criminal violation of a protective order and that can be seen as questionable in bad faith from prosecution with the failure to prosecute the father over now. 18 months straight. His case is riddled with bad candor by prosecutors and it was initiated by a Burmaster civil order. Docs in the criminal case state the exchanging of ex parte evidence during scheduling conferences was occurring by the prosecutors.

The lawsuits aim to hold Judge Burmaster accountable for his reported manipulation of protection order procedures that stripped a father of his legal rights as parental retaliation for challenging her authority. The outcome of these civil cases could set an important precedent regarding the impartial administration of justice and protection from retaliation for those who lawfully expose potential judicial misconduct. Both the integrity of the courts and the civil liberties of those involved in family law cases may hinge on the resolution of Escalante Vs Burmaster.

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Οι αρχές της Τοσκάνης απαγόρευσαν ρητά στην Κατερίνα να πωλήσει τη βίλα Guidiccioni

ΛΕΜΕΣΟΣ, Κύπρος, 14-Ιουλίου-2022 — /EPR LAW NEWS/ — Ο Χένρι Μπέρτσον, Ειδικός σε θέματα Συμβουλευτικής της HBC, πιστεύει ότι το Επαρχιακό Δικαστήριο Λεμεσού θα διερευνήσει όλα τα γεγονότα που σχετίζονται με την απόπειρα της χήρας του ολιγάρχη που δραστηριοποιούνταν στη βιομηχανία άνθρακα Ντμίτρι Μπόσοφ να αποκτήσει τον έλεγχο των περιουσιακών στοιχείων του συζύγου της. Πρόσφατα η κληρονομιά του μεταφέρθηκε στους γονείς και τα παιδιά του αποθανόντος επιχειρηματία. Έχοντας δοκιμάσει άλλους τρόπους για να αποκτήσει τον έλεγχο της τεράστιας επιχείρησης στη βιομηχανία άνθρακα και της περιουσίας του συζύγου της, η Κατερίνα Μπόσοφ κατέθεσε μήνυση στο Επαρχιακό Δικαστήριο Λεμεσού, όπου είναι καταχωρισμένη η πλειοψηφία των περιουσιακών στοιχείων του μεγιστάνα. Σύμφωνα με την HBC, η Κατερίνα έχει ήδη παραβιάσει τη νομοθεσία πολλές φορές στον αγώνα της για την απόκτηση του ελέγχου της κληρονομιάς.

Μετά την αυτοκτονία του Ντμίτρι Μπόσοφ τον Μάιο του 2020, η Κατερίνα Μπόσοφ πρόδωσε την εμπιστοσύνη των συγγενών του και ηγήθηκε του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου της εταιρείας συμμετοχών που δραστηριοποιείται στη βιομηχανία άνθρακα Sibanthracite, η οποία ιδρύθηκε από τον σύζυγό της. Η HBC θεωρεί ότι στόχος της Κατερίνας ήταν να αποκτήσει τον έλεγχο της εταιρείας Alltech, που είναι καταχωρισμένη στην Κύπρο. Αυτή η εταιρεία κατέχει την κυριότητα της εταιρείας συμμετοχών Sibanthracite, της οποίας η αξία υπερβαίνει το 1 δισεκατομμύριο δολάρια μετά το θάνατο του ιδιοκτήτη της. Για να υλοποιήσει τα σχέδιά της, η Κατερίνα ενέπλεξε στην υπόθεση ακόμη και έναν συμβολαιογράφο. Ωστόσο, τα σχέδια της ματαιώθηκαν από τους γονείς και τους λοιπούς κληρονόμους του επιχειρηματία. Η ριψοκίνδυνη Κατερίνα απομακρύνθηκε από τη διοίκηση της Sibanthracite.

Σύμφωνα με πηγές των ΜΜΕ, η διαμάχη για τον έλεγχο της κληρονομιάς του Ντμίτρι Μπόσοφ συνεχίστηκε για αρκετά χρόνια. Έχει καταστεί σαφές ότι ο ολιγάρχης είχε αποκτήσει την περιουσία του πολύ πριν από τον γάμο του με την Κατερίνα και, αυτή, δεν είχε κανένα δικαίωμα να διεκδικήσει τον έλεγχο των επιχειρήσεων και της ακίνητης περιουσίας του. Επιπλέον, αναλύθηκαν αποδεικτικά στοιχεία σχετικά με νομοθετικές παραβιάσεις που διέπραξε η Κατερίνα κατά την επιδίωξη απόκτησης του ελέγχου της κληρονομιάς. Σύμφωνα με την HBC και τα μέσα ενημέρωσης, αυτό μπορεί να οφείλεται σε παρουσίαση ανακριβών στοιχείων από τον συμβολαιογράφο στην απόπειρά του να κάνει μια συμφωνία με τον ανακριτή.

Η ιδιαίτερη προσοχή από την πλευρά των αρχών επιβολής του νόμου που διερευνούσαν την υπόθεση υποκίνησης αυτοκτονίας σε συνδυασμό με την κατάσχεση μετοχών, ανάγκασαν την Κατερίνα Μπόσοφ να μετακομίσει στην Ευρώπη. Εν τω μεταξύ, τα ταξίδια που κάνει είναι χαρακτηριστικά των κομψών «συντρόφων» επιχειρηματιών από την Ανατολική Ευρώπη: Νίκαια-Μονακό-Μιλάνο. Σύμφωνα με στοιχεία της HBC, αυτή τη στιγμή βρίσκεται στην Ιταλία περιμένοντας το Επαρχιακό Δικαστήριο Λεμεσού να εκδικάσει την ανταπαίτησή της για το μερίδιό της στην Alltech. Ταυτόχρονα, η Κατερίνα προσπαθεί να επηρεάσει την κοινή γνώμη στην Κύπρο παριστάνοντας την πολιτική πρόσφυγα.

Τα σχέδιά της για απόκτηση του ελέγχου των περιουσιακών στοιχείων του Ντμίτρι Μπόσοφ απέτυχαν και στην Ιταλία. Οι αρχές της Τοσκάνης απαγόρευσαν ρητά στην Κατερίνα να πωλήσει τη βίλα Guidiccioni, την οποία αγόρασε ο σύζυγός της το 2019 για τον ίδιο και την κόρη του, καθώς η Κατερίνα δεν καταλέγεται μεταξύ των ιδιοκτητών. Όπως είναι γνωστό, ο Ντμίτρι Μπόσοφ δεν άφησε διαθήκη. Ο ειδικός της HBC πιστεύει ότι η Κατερίνα έχει επιβαρύνει τη θέση της για απόκτηση άδειας παραμονής στην Ευρώπη, καθώς έχει δυσαρεστήσει τις τοπικές αρχές με τη συμπεριφορά της. Ως εκ τούτου, το κυπριακό δικαστήριο παραμένει η τελευταία ελπίδα της χήρας του μεγιστάνα. Ωστόσο, οι ειδικοί της HBC είναι βέβαοι ότι όλες οι ενέργειες της Κατερίνα Μπόσοφ από την ημέρα του θανάτου του συζύγου της είναι ευρέως γνωστές στο κοινό. Επομένως, η ικανοποίηση της αξίωσης της Κατερίνας είναι πολύ αμφίβολη.

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Le autorità italiane hanno bloccato i tentativi di vendita non autorizzata di Villa Guidiccioni a Lucca, in Toscana

Le autorità italiane hanno bloccato i tentativi di vendita non autorizzata di Villa Guidiccioni a Lucca, in Toscana

LUCCA, Italia, 13-Lug-2022 — /EPR LAW NEWS/ — La società di consulenza HBC ha reso noto che le autorità italiane hanno bloccato i tentativi di vendita non autorizzata di Villa Guidiccioni a Lucca, in Toscana. La villa è stata acquistata nel 2019 per 4,5 milioni di euro dall’oligarca russo del carbone Dmitry Bosov, che l’aveva intestata a proprio nome. Un anno dopo si è suicidato.

La vedova di Dmitry Bosov, Katerina, ha fatto diversi tentativi di vendere Villa Guidiccioni senza trasferire il diritto di proprietà dopo la morte del marito. Tuttavia, il comune di Lucca non ha consentito l’operazione. Inoltre, è sorto il sospetto di un tentativo intenzionale di effettuare una transazione non autorizzata.

Nel 2020, Dmitry Bosov, proprietario del più grande produttore di carbone di antracite del mondo, Sibanthracite, è stato trovato da sua moglie Katerina ucciso a colpi di arma da fuoco sul territorio della loro villa fuori Mosca. Aveva una pistola Glock in mano. Un anno prima aveva acquistato dalla ASL l’edificio dell’ex ospedale di Carignano, noto come la cinquecentesca Villa Guidiccioni. In seguito all’acquisto, era stato concordato con le autorità lucchesi un piano decennale di ricostruzione della Villa e del parco circostante. Bosov avrebbe vissuto personalmente nella villa, insieme alla figlia. Attualmente la ricostruzione è sospesa e l’edificio è abbandonato.

HBC dichiara che, dopo la morte del marito, Katerina Bosov ha fatto diversi tentativi per ottenere il controllo della sua attività con l’aiuto di un notaio di fiducia. Ma questi piani non sono stati realizzati.

Pochi giorni fa, il caso si è concluso. Come scrivono i media, l’eredità è stata trasferita ai genitori e ai figli dell’oligarca defunto.

Allo stesso tempo, la polizia sta indagando sul caso del suicidio del re del carbone e gli investigatori hanno qualcosa da chiedere a Katerina Bosov. La reputazione della Bosov è contro di lei. Giornalisti indipendenti hanno scritto dei legami di Katerina con un fornitore di servizi di escort d’élite e della sua dipendenza dalla cocaina. Si ritiene che la conoscenza con il suo futuro sposo sia avvenuta a una festa di oligarchi russi a Monte Carlo e sia stata ben pianificata.

Per questi motivi, HBC ritiene che la partenza di Katerina per l’Europa, dove sta cercando di trasferirsi in un luogo di residenza permanente, non abbia motivazioni politiche. Non è altro che il desiderio di evitare problemi con le forze dell’ordine. Allo stesso tempo, i suoi tentativi di vendere la villa italiana secondo una formula illegale potrebbero impedire alla vedova dell’”antracite” di ottenere un passaporto europeo.

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The Divorce Handbook Helps Reduce Legal Fees and Stress

Donald Baker’s book, The Divorce Handbook: How to Put the Worst Behind You – Quickly, Fairly, and Finally is a comprehensive guide to the emotional and legal struggles of divorce. The first three chapters are available for free at

About The Divorce Handbook
The Divorce Handbook covers topics of concern for someone going through divorce – from custody and support questions to property division guidelines. Baker has simplified the process so that divorce need not be needlessly painful—or expensive.

“Going through separation and divorce is a traumatic, life-altering experience. It’s difficult enough from an emotional standpoint,” Baker explains, “On top of everything else, there are grave and consequential issues and decisions you must face which will affect the rest of your life. It’s critical that you obtain good legal advice.”

While many assume that a book written by a lawyer would hold only legal advice, much of the advice is how to approach the emotional conflicts that are likely to come up in separation. For example, the author reveals how to explain divorce to children so that they do not feel they are at fault. Baker’s goal with the book, above all, is to make divorce as smooth an experience as possible: “I sincerely hope that you find this booklet useful, as many thousands already have.”

To learn more about Baker & Baker, visit

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Family Solicitors Gregory Abrams Davidson Offer Advice on Divorce Proceedings

When a relationship breaks down, particularly a marriage, it can be a distressing time for everyone involved, from the two parties who are separating to their children and other family members. If you are considering filing for divorce, it can be difficult to know where to start.

If the decision to separate is an amicable one that has been taken and accepted by both parties, then the can usually be resolved fairly quickly, or a trained mediator can be brought in to help iron out minor problems for some families. However, in most divorce cases, it is necessary to take the matter to court.

The law can provide a framework for couples to resolve their differences, and help them to make important decisions such as the custody of any children involved, financial affairs, and how to distribute shared assets between the two parties.

The future security of you and your family are of the utmost importance, and every effort should be made by the court and your team of solicitors to ensure that your needs and views are taken into account throughout the proceedings.

Of course, divorce is not the only legal matter that can affect your family. Other cases relating to couples and family relationships include cohabitation disputes, pre-nuptial agreements and family business disputes. All of these family law cases can be handled by the family law solicitors at Gregory Abrams Davidson.

With offices in London and Liverpool, Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP is a national firm of solicitors with over two decades’ experience of dealing with divorce proceedings and other family disputes. Their team of family law solicitors will handle your case in a sympathetic yet positive manner, ensuring that your case runs as smoothly as possible, with minimum distress and disruption to the lives of you and your family.

Find out more information about Gregory Abrams Davidson, and how to get in touch, by visiting the GAD website at, and one of their specialist family law solicitors will be able to advise you on how to proceed with your case.

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