The Judicial Biases Of Judge Robin Lemonidis
Did Judicial Biases Infect The Dana Delaney Loyd Trial?
June 28, 2017
If you have been a long time reader of our web magazine - you will be keenly aware of our exposé of articles covering the arrest, prosecution and sentencing of child advocate - Dana Delaney Loyd.
As well as being an effective child advocate - Loyd is the chief editor of BrevardsBestNews.Com - a publication devoted to exposing all kinds of government based corruption.
While, the State Attorney, the Brevard Sheriff's Office, and Judge Robin Lemonidis will attempt to assure you - the public - that Loyd's imprisonment is connected to her recent conviction under the criminal charge of making a false call to the Florida abuse hotline - this publication fully supports our OPINION that Loyd is a political prisoner of the above listed offices - in their attempt to silence a media critic.
It's our position that Loyd's March 2017 trial was a sham show trial - that was highly manipulated by the State Attorney's office and illegally orchestrated to the desired conclusion with the assistance of Judge Lemonidis.
Why would the status quo wish to silence Loyd? The answer is simply this - Loyd's publication has provided both anecdotal and empirical evidence supporting that Brevard County authorities have failed to properly investigate several independent allegations of sexual abuse (Deputy Pill, Deputy Taylor, Michaud allegations**).
We (VolusiaExposed.Com) leave it to you (the public) - to review this article - as well as our other earlier articles (see web links to right of page) to determine for yourselves whether we have supported our opinions with the proper and sufficient evidence.
The Loyd Prosecution
#1 September 12, 2015 Article
#2 November 4, 2015 Article
#3 December 3, 2015 Article
#4 January 5, 2016 Article
#5 February 17, 2016 Article
#6 July 19, 2016 Article
#7 August 29, 2016 Article
#8 September 12, 2016 article
#9 November 22, 2016 Article
#10 December 19, 2016 Article
#11 January 12, 2017 Article
#12 January 17, 2017 Article
#13 February 17, 2017 Article
#14 May 15, 2017 Article
#15 May 22, 2017 Article
#16 May 28, 2017 Article
#17 June 15, 2017 Article
As stated - we firmly believe that the evidence of this judicial railroad job against Dana Loyd can be found within our articles. We further opine that Judge Robin C. Lemonidis is the chief conductor of this train of deceit against Mrs. Loyd.
While many examples of Judge Lemonidis' biases are available within our exposé - we will offer - within this article - the below tibit example of Judge Lemonidis' attempt to impede Loyd's ability to secure and maintain legal counsel.
During a May 23, 2016 hearing - approximately eleven months prior to trial - Judge Lemonidis - in our opinion - insinuated that Loyd's attorney - Jessica Burgess - was a defacto co-conspirator in a passive aggressive campaign of harassment against Loyd's alleged victim.
Attorney Burgess had filed a Motion For Contempt against the two assistant state attorneys for releasing court records that Judge Lemonidis herself had ordered sealed.
We offer the minute long video - taken during the May 23, 2016 hearing - as supporting evidence for both our above & below listed opinions. --->
May 23, 2016 Loyd Hearing
|We forward the additional opinion - that during the May 23, 2016 hearing - Judge Lemonidis was attempting to chill Attorney Burgess' willingness to represent Mrs. Loyd - by insinuating that her (Burgess) defense filings with the Court could be seen as an acts of harassment against Loyd's alleged victim. In short making Attorney Burgess and Mrs. Loyd co-conspirators - and making it nearly impossible for Attorney Burgess to formulate a criminal defense.|
It is also of significance that later within that very same May 23, 2016 hearing - Judge Lemonidis appears to vouch for the ethical character of both assistant state attorneys (ASA). (watch / listen to video / audio) --->
Should Judge Lemonidis have even factored in her past experiences with the two assistant state attorneys (ASAs) - in making her decision regarding Attorney Burgess' motion for contempt?
In short - can judges vouch for the ethcial character of attorneys appearing in front of them?
In our opinion - Judge Lemonidis vouched for the professional character of both ASAs - while stating that Attorney Burgess had a questionable character. Afterall - wasn't defense Attorney Burgess inferred to be a co-conspirator in Mrs. Loyd's alleged criminal behaviors? Wasn't the attending ASAs' professional ethics anecdotally declared to be bullet proof - based solely on Judge Lemonidis' past interactions with them (ASAs)? Thus killing Attorney Burgess' contempt motion against the two ASAs - and telegraphing that similar motions would suffer a similar fate.
While such shenanigans appear to be holding high carnival in Judge Lemonidis' courtroom - it's our opinion that these practices fail to serve the administration of justice - and further fail to comply with Florida's Judicial Canons.
Let's give Judge Lemonidis the benefit of the doubt. Let's say - for just a second - that the SOLE indicator for a person's present behavior - can be found in their past behaviors and associations.
Well - if the above is true - then let's explore Judge Lemonidis's past and present associations. Like her current association with the - National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC).
According to their website - falseallegation.org - the NCADRC - is "a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving the rights of those falsely accused of child abuse through education".
May 23, 2016 Loyd Hearing
(1) A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which the judge's impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including but not limited to instances where:
(a) the judge has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party or a party's lawyer, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding; .....................................
(f) the judge, while a judge or a candidate for judicial office, has made a public statement that commits, or appears to commit, the judge with respect to:
(i) parties or classes of parties in the proceeding;
(ii) an issue in the proceeding; or
(iii) the controversy in the proceeding.
(9) A judge shall not, while a proceeding is pending or impending in any court, make any public comment that might reasonably be expected to affect its outcome or impair its fairness or make any nonpublic comment that might substantially interfere with a fair trial or hearing. The judge shall require similar abstention on the part of court personnel subject to the judge's direction and control. This Section does not prohibit judges from making public statements in the course of their official duties or from explaining for public information the procedures of the court. This Section does not apply to proceedings in which the judge is a litigant in a personal capacity.
Imagine our surprise when we discovered via a simple GOOGLE search that Judge Robin Lemonidis is a supporting member of the NCADRC. (see screenshot from the NCADRC website --->)
But wait there's more ! The NCADRC has enshrined Judge Robin C. Lemonidis in their "Judges Of Honor" section of their website. (scroll down screenshots from the NCADRC website --->)
We (VolusiaExposed.Com) imagine that this honor was awarded to Judge Lemonidis for her prowess in the courtroom - against defendants charged with making false child abuse reports.
Imagine the pride Judge Lemonidis must have in being bestowed such an honor - imagine how such an honor will assist in her re-election bid.
Now imagine how much of a conflict of interest all this is - to your trial - if you are criminal defendant Dana Delaney Loyd.
Ask yourself this - would a member of this NCADRC organization have been allowed to sit as a juror in the Loyd trial?
Screen Shots From FalseAllegation.Org
(Scroll Down Within Box To Review Screen Shots)
We would imagine that anyone associated with NCADRC would have been recused for good cause from the Loyd jury pool. So why would it be appropriate for a member of this organization to sit as the judge?
In July 2016 - Loyd's attorney did file a motion with the Court requesting that Judge Lemonidis recuse herself from the case - due to obvious conflicts of interest. Loyd's attorney refers to the May 23, 2016 hearing in her recusal motion. Judge Lemonidis filed her answer - refusing to recuse herself.
Was Judge Lemonidis' refusal to recuse herself guided by her association with NCADRC? We think so - and even if we are incorrect - is there even the appearance of a judicial conflict of interest? You decide. If your answer is "yes" - then we challenge you with this follow-up question. Do you believe that Loyd received a fair and impartial trial - without having a fair and impartial judge?
In preparation for this article - we attempted to secure a comment from Judge Lemonidis. However, our June 23, 2017 email to the Court's Public Information Officer, Michelle Kennedy has gone unanswered.
And there you have what passes for justice in Brevard County - stand by to stand by - there is surely more to come.......
Loyd is being housed at the Orange County jail due to safety concerns - see our May 15, 2017 article for particulars.
Loyd can be contacted at the below address:
P.O. Box 4970
Orlando, Florida 32802-4970
**advisement - Within our pre-trial articles - we felt an obligation to redact - and / or not use the identities (names) of either the father or the daughter attached to the Loyd prosecution. However, post trial - we (VolusiaExposed.Com) have re-evaluated our position in redacting these names. It is difficult for us to continue redacting these names - given the following factors. The father - Timothy Michaud testified during Loyd's PUBLIC trial - whereas his identity - and that of his daughter's - were clearly disclosed to the public. VolusiaExposed.Com has secured public records (court videos / transcripts, etc) whereas the Court has opted not to redact these identities from the official record. This is after - we were billed and paid for the records to be properly and legally redacted. Loyd has appealed her conviction to the 5th District Court Of Appeal - and those records incorporate the father's and daughter's identities.
Further - during a March 27, 2017 hearing - Judge Robin Lemonidis threatened our representatives with six (6) month jail sentences for merely taking notes on the prospective jurors (see video - right of page ->). Shortly (within minutes) of Judge Lemonidis accusing our representatives of attempting to "thwart" the judicial process by memorializing the prospective jurors names in our press notes - thus threatening them with direct contempt of court jail sentence - the judge's clerk posted those very same prospective jurors names to the world wide web (court's website - BrevardClerk.us) - two days prior to the start of the trial. Therefore - given that the father's and daughter's identities are easily available within the Court's records - and / or on the Clerk of the Court's website - we feel our attempts to protect these identities have been "thwarted" by the Court.
Lastly - VolusiaExposed.Com has NO opinion regarding the validity of any of the allegations regarding whether Timothy Michaud has engaged in an inappropriate relationship with his minor daughter. While - we acknowledge that several individuals - to include Loyd - have expressed their concerns regarding Mr. Michaud. Our CONCERN regarding this matter - solely centers on whether local officials have properly investigated these allegations. In our OPINION - these allegations have NOT been properly investigated.
Video Of March 27, 2017 Hearing
Judge Robin Lemonidis threatens VolusiaExposed.Com representative with six (6) month jail sentences. More is available on this incident within our May 15, 2017 article.