As the deadline for the May 8th primary races ever closer to the finish line, emotions are running high and tensions between Judges are at their boiling point within the Elyria Justice Center. The actions and events that you are about to discover all have transpired in the last few days and months leading up to the election. The behaviors of the incumbent Judges and their counterparts are best compared to “The Godfather” film series according to one of the Elyria Judges. Intimidation, threats and even a murder are all in the mix.
On April 26th, 2018, Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Frank Janik exposed his fellow Judge, Judge Lisa Swenski, for allegedly sending threatening text messages (messages found in the screenshots below). Judge Janik claimed that Judge Swenski became upset after he had donated to another Judge’s campaign. Judge Janik also contacted the Ohio Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Counsel lodging an official complaint against Judge Swenski.
“I am going public with these communications for several reasons,” Janik said. “First, I firmly believe and the law provides that anyone may go to a political function if they so chose, and no one including people in positions of power and certainly not a judge, can threaten or retaliate against anyone for exercising this right.”
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Judge Janik also went on to add that “If she is willing to threaten and retaliate against someone of equal position like me, then I have concern for what she has done and is doing to people of lesser position and power than her,” Janik said. “Thirdly, Swenski has stated that she has a framed picture of my wife, who is an assistant Lorain County prosecutor that has appeared in her court, with one of her opponents from a fundraiser and will be hanging it on the judge’s office wall for the next six years to remind her of this slight and her political vendetta.”
Janik said that when Judge Swenski called him “Fredo” that it was a reference to the movie “The Godfather: Part II”. For those unfamiliar with the storyline, Fredo double crosses his own brother, Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino).
Common Please Judge John Miraldi’s son was involved in a horrible situation that unfolded on January 23rd, 2017. One that saw his friend get shot and murdered in the backseat of his own fathers car, a 2014 Ford Focus. The situation unfolded rapidly, and what should have been a simple and smooth sale of a half pound of marijuana (for $1,400) turned deadly. The Judges son, Jeff Miraldi, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, multiple counts of tampering with evidence & drug trafficking. The tampering with evidence stemmed from his acquisition of a hand-gun leading up to the sale that he had disposed of shortly after Snyder died.
Two juveniles and one adult male, Kajaun Anderson, were responsible for the death of Cody Snyder (the individual in the backseat of Judge Miraldi’s vehicle) during the sale. Jeff Miraldi is currently out on bond. His girlfriend and her father were also jailed regarding the situation. Kajuan Anderson has been featured on Scumbagged.com in two articles previously, you can find him featured here and here.
A Notice To Protect Our Ass From The “Mafia”: Judge Miraldi is not under any sort of investigation from his vehicle being implemented in the crime.
COBRA Says: I’m by no means saying that Judge Miraldi had a hand or any knowledge of what was transpiring with his vehicle, however, that’s not how the law works for us normal folks is it? One can’t help but wonder what would happen if this situation would have transpired with a normal average every day citizen. Imagine if you, as a parent, allowed your child to use your vehicle and a gun was later reported to be within the vehicle, along with drugs and a dead body. Is this the first time such a thing happened in the car? Is this an ongoing thing? If it was, wouldn’t the car reek of marijuana? Half pounds of marijuana leave a long lasting fucking smell folks… These are questions you would be presented & hounded with. How could you possibly not know? How did you not see this coming? You didn’t know about the marijuana smoking/dealing girlfriend? You didn’t know about your son smoking/dealing weed? You prosecuted individuals on a daily for marijuana based offenses while allowing it to transpire in your vehicle? In your home? How did you not know? Are you sure you didn’t know? Just food for thought….
Jack Bradley, a high-profile Lorain County attorney that has been practicing for roughly 40 years is now running to be Lorain County Domestic Relations & Juvenile Judge. Bradley, who made his name working the halls of the Elyria Municipal & Common Pleas Courthouse, was well known for representing some of the most heinous and high-profile cases in the area.
He was the lawyer in the 2010 case in which his client, a 17 year old, was charged with killing a man after stabbing him 55 times. The teen, who said he had been sexually abused by the man for three years, received a five-year probation sentence. He was also the defense attorney in a case that drew national attention in the 1990’s involving a Lorain school bus driver accused of taking 5- and 6-year-olds to the home of a male co-worker police said molested the children.
“He finds consolation in knowing he got the best deal possible for his clients.”
In addition, Mr. Bradley has represented hundreds of murderers, rapists, child molesters and sex offenders, helping them receive reduced plea agreements and or outright victories that would see them walking the streets much sooner rather than later. Well, at least thats half true. Mr. Bradley didn’t win all of his cases obviously, according to an interview that he had with Cleveland.com in 2016 he only wins half the time. The following is an excerpt taken from the article… “He doesn’t always win cases — he admits he wins about half the time. When he loses, he said he finds consolation in knowing he got the best deal possible for his clients.” You can read the article in it’s entirety here.
Fun Fact: This is the same guy who would gladly take a $10,000 retainer, lie to your face, tell you what you wanted to hear and then when push comes to shove turn into the cop out king.
COBRA Says: Now Bradley wants to be a fucking Judge? Whose side is he on exactly here? Well it’s sure to say that if elected, he’s going to fit right in with the rest of the “family”…
The Bottom Line: Whether the Judges that expose their fellow Judges realize it or not, they are making themselves all look childish and unprofessional. Boo hoo she sent me a bad message. Boo hoo he donated to my competitors campaign. Then culminated with mafia references, really makes you wonder how they think and feel behind the scenes doesn’t it? Power getting to peoples fucking heads in this country. Also, when you have a for-profit court system that see’s it’s Judges (which happens more than you think) previously defending murderers, rapists, molesters and then just jumping to the other side like its perfectly fine, there’s something wrong with this picture. Pockets are surely padded, friends and alliances are made and the general public and those that are effected don’t even see the system for it’s true nature. The word “Honorable” wasn’t mentioned one time in the entirety of this article & for good reason I presume. Nothing about any of what is currently taking place at the Elyria Justice Center can be described as “honorable”.
SCUMBAGGED Tip: It’s pretty plain and simple for the most part, don’t commit any crimes & don’t break the law and you won’t have any troubles. However, we do urge our readers to keep an eye on the 20 sq. mile radius that controls the entire country (D.C.) and read their press releases every single fucking day. You cannot use the “I didn’t know this was a law” line. You are EXPECTED to know about the plethora of laws and the thousands that are in the works that will surely be forthcoming in the following decade. Here’s a great read on the true nature of our situation (for those of us outside law enforcement workforce) https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/03/29/crime-law-criminal-unfair-column/70630978/