|Name||Mr. Albert J. Singer|
|Address||P O Box 550|
|Discipline||1 public discipline document(s) found.
Looks like this guy is a repeat offender… Don’t miss this Letter of Reprimand against Mr. Singer!!! Let’s everyone remember that where there is one reported/documented complaint, there is likely at least ten times that amount in existence.
Defendant Al Singer, Assistant County Attorney, Attorney for Wake County Human Services
Defendant Albert Singer, Assistant County Attorney being herby named in both his individual and official capacities is an individual and a resident of this jurisdictional district is a county attorney for Wake County, North Carolina and was at all times material, pertinent and relevant hereto. Current mailing address is; c/o The Wake County District Attorney’s Office, PO Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602. The Defendant was in fact, acting under the authority or color of state law at the time these claims occurred in that while in his official capacity as the County Attorney for Wake County his execution of, The Wake County District Attorney’s Office’s “customs” and/or “policies” were the moving force behind his unconstitutional acts and was in fact, acting under the authority or color of state law at the time these claims occurred in that he often acted “out of court” personally and individually in an investigatory capacity. The Supreme Court reasoned that “out of court” activities of the prosecutor did not implicate judicial functions as immediately as the decision to prosecute (or the presentation of a case in court) bolstering its conclusion that historically, absolute immunity did not accompany such administrative or investigative functions of the prosecutor. Burns v. Reed (1991) and Kalina v. Fletcher (1997). In addition, he did act under the authority or color of state law when he acted in concert with local officials, including but not limited to, WCHS social workers, their supervisors, and others, causing harm to the Plaintiffs in effecting the deprivation of rights, Dennis v. Sparks (1980).
COUNT I; VIOLATIONS OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT – Due Process Clause as to procedural due process, substantive due process, and suppression of evidence
There has never been any actual proof, real evidence, or even the perception of the existence of any evidence, yet under the leadership of WCHS, by and through their counsel Al Singer, they all continued to pursue efforts to remove my 7 minor children. WCHS was well aware of the declaration and legal position that the DVPO was in fact void and obtained in a manner inconsistent with Due Process. In other words they knew early on that no abuse had ever occurred in our family home. Furthermore WCHS regularly referred to written allegations, a document provided by my wife that she later recanted and denied its validity under oath at a Non-Secure Custody Hearing held on June 30, 2010. My wife also testified in a Non-Secure Custody hearing on June 30, 2010 that she coached the children with the document while in California in order to prevent me from executing my Ex Parte Temporary Custody Order to bring my children home. Any reasonable person, official, agent, or agency could see the document was a compilation of lies, exaggeration, and made up of embellished and dated circumstances that never rose to the level of abuse or neglect. Throughout the document were statements by my wife such as; “I was at work at the time” and “I was told the next day.” And virtually every allegation was without a date but indicating ages of the children to wit: the allegations were to have happened years earlier (not months, weeks, or days); convenient for someone who does not want to be questioned about details. Years earlier, makes it much more believable to answer questions with; “I don’t remember.” Immunity is defeated if the official took the complained of action with malicious intention to cause a deprivation of rights, or the official violated clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known, McCord v. Maggio, (5th Cir. 1991). WCHS has been provided with several documents refuting any possibility that abuse could have ever occurred in the family home. My wife herself produced at least 2 documents titled “why I left my husband” and “how the abuse allegations got out of control,” detailing how and why she fabricated allegations of abuse and how she further “coached the children” as needed, to no avail. She further revealed in detail her true motive as to why she left the family home in March, 2010. None of this was of any concern to WCHS, its social workers, their counsel Al Singer or any of the other officials involved in this case. They were in too deep and the cash machine (my 7 minor children) was well in hand. I have vehemently and adamantly denied the nature and veracity of any of the allegations made with regard to neglect and abuse from the start of this case (from day 1) to the present. I have produced multiple documents from a “formal custody evaluation” that was ordered by a Florida Court and conducted after similar allegations of abuse made to Florida Department of Children and Families, from estranged family members and in connection with a custody battle between my wife and the father of her first 2 children (my stepchildren). The result of the evaluation as it pertains to me is as follows; “Evidence of Domestic Violence or Child Abuse. There is no credible evidence of such. The department of Children and Family Services have investigated the matter and deeded the allegations unfounded. Mother has recanted the allegations and the children have denied them. In the six years that Mother and Mr. Reale have been together, these are the only allegations. Mr. Reale’s explanation of the events is credible and rational. Church members of significant community status have not seen any signs of abuse or controlling behavior on the part of Mr. Reale. In contrast, Mr. Reale is described as a loving, Caring, productive member of the church and a family man.” This was after a complete investigation (30 days) and interviews with me, my wife, our children, and approximately 18 teachers, church members, and other family. In a Florida DCF Abuse Report, the final disposition states; “There have been no findings of family violence threats to children, or any other physical injury. Family seems stable; parents are in counseling, children not at risk. Case Closed.” Some of these false, unsubstantiated, and previously refuted allegations have even been re-introduced in this current case by WCHS – in 2010 (8 years later), but no one seems to want to pay any attention to this fact. There has been a predetermined “path of least resistance” from the beginning by CPS and others related to this current case to satisfy their own agenda. FRAUD! Plaintiffs were arguable deprived of their right to procedural due process because the intentional use of fraudulent evidence into the procedures used by the state denied them the fight to fundamentally fair procedures before having their child removed, a right included in Procedural Due Process. Morris v. Dearborne (5th Cir. 1999)
COUNT II; VIOLATIONS OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT – Due Process Clause
In the absence of Due Process once again WCHS, by and through their counsel Al Singer even took unilateral steps contrary to a 2002 Florida Court order Granting sole physical and legal custody of our son TRB (my stepson) to my wife Debra. The order prohibited visitation between Timothy Griego and TRB and further ordered child support in the amount of $340 per month. The child support arrears have grown to well over $125,000 as none was paid between 2002 and 2009. WCHS and their counsel Al Singer made contact with Mr. Griego, conspiring with him, assigned him a court appointed attorney, and immediately included him in the current proceedings for reunification with TRB, the son he and abandoned 16 years earlier without due process or even the slightest investigation; that would have revealed, among other things, that Mr. Griego once attempted suicide, that he abandoned his 2 children at the age of 1 and 6, that he never even attempted so much as a Birthday Card, and that he does not care about their well-being only how they may be able to benefit him financially. It was only after my wife’s persistence that she was finally able to get a garnishment order from the State of California where Mr. Griego resides. The garnishment was in the amount of approximately $700 to $800 per month which she only began to receive in mid-2009. WCHS, by and through their counsel Al Singer also took control of this garnishment for current child support which included arrears payments in the amount of $400-$500 per month to forward to the current caregiver of TRB. I presented a parent’s report at a follow-up hearing in October 2010 objecting to WCHS’ and their counsel’s efforts to redirect these arrears payments. My request was basically ignored and nothing was resolved. WCHS, by and through their counsel Al Singer continue their efforts to reunify TRB with Mr. Griego, this dead beat dad, who abandoned his children and never made any attempt to support them throughout the past 16 years. Our family has ever been afforded the benefit of Due Process on this matter.
COUNT III; VIOLATIONS OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT – Due Process Clause
There are also some basic, verifiable truths about this cased and the accused (me), that have been provided yet clearly have been ignored by WCHS, by and through their counsel Al Singer and its other agents, as it was contrary to their agenda. In the community I am, and always have been, an active member of my church, even joining a mission trip to Honduras to build a church in 2007 and another recent trip to Guatemala in June 2011 with 2 more scheduled for later this year in July and November of 2011. I served my country as a UNITED STATES MARINE for 8 years. I have worked in the same industry as a leader for over 22 years; I have countless people who will stand up for my character in these environments. I have never done any type of drugs in his entire life. My wife and I (social drinkers at the time) decided back in 2001 to remove any alcohol from their home and to stop drinking entirely for the benefit of our children. I have never been arrested or charged with a crime. I havn’t been in as much as a fight or any type of physical altercation with another human being in well over 20 years, displaying zero violence in any way over that same period of time. My children have never been to the emergency room for any so-called “abuse” related injuries (very few medical issues in general, in fact). They have never even sustained injuries of any kind resulting from discipline or anything of the sort that could even be construed as abuse or neglect. The police have never been to our family home for domestic violence or any other reason through 16 years of marriage, living together and raising our family. I have absolutely never laid a hand on my wife in any way whatsoever, nor pondered a thought. My children have always been well-behaved and respectful of each other, neighbors, members of their church family and their other friends and co-workers. What is wrong with this picture?
In July, 2010 my 7 minor children were set up with a mental health intake assessment per the policy of WCHS. Allegations of the children experiencing nightmares and fear of me were later reported by WCHS in their Court Report dated July 28, 2010. There were further claims that the children may be suffering from “post-traumatic stress” due to the alleged abuse. To this day the children have been in so-called therapy through WCHS and have been diagnosed with “Adjustment Disorder,” a residual disorder that was clearly caused by WCHS, its agents and other officials.
COUNT IV; VIOLATIONS OF THE FOURTEETH AMENDMENT – Due Process Clause as to Suppression of Evidence
WCHS, by and through their counsel Al Singer have repeatedly denied me access to any documentation generated by CPS and its agents. I have a right to these documents. Withholding constitutes a clear deprivation of rights and is evidence of a conspiracy to cover up the truth concealing the very documents that would contribute to the real truth. I have made repeated requests (multiple emails and in person) for the entire CPS file, among other things that relate to notes, emails and other written communication. DENIED! I asked for a copy of the Psychological Evaluation requested by WCHS, Ordered by the Court, and conducted by one of their contracted employees, Dr. Yoch. DENIED! I have requested, also on multiple occasions (emails and in person) an “Adverse Psychological Evaluation” by an independent licensed practitioner at my expense for my minor children, to properly address and or diagnose the possibility of “Separation Anxiety,” affects or symptoms of “Parental Alienation,” or “Adjustment Disorder.” DENIED! I have requested access to all copies of medical records pertaining to the treatment of each of my minor children, including but not limited to physical health, mental health, and even dental records. Specifically with regard to mental health I requested names of evaluators, diagnosis (if any), treatment modality, method of assessment, etc. DENIED! Plaintiff’s clearly established right to meaningful access to the courts would be violated by suppression of evidence and failure to report evidence. Chrissy v. Mississippi Dept. of Public Welfare, (5th Cir. 1991)
Continued from… CPS DEPRIVING VISITS; COACHING CHILDREN!!
Hard to believe, but the emails kept on comin’ and these despicable, insidious characters continued their back-peddling and continued to conduct their damage control; even suggesting they might “withdraw” their motion – AGAIN! What sort of games are they playing “with my children’s lives?” Where did they ever get this power?
From: Albert Singer
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2011 11:14 AM
To: Michelle Congleton
Subject: RE: Upcoming hearing
This is about the children. The motion for review was to give the children a chance to speak with the judge. It’s not a formal hearing…but a review. It is not a motion to suspend visitation per se. There’s been a lot of back and forth about what they do or do not want; this is an opportunity for them to air their feelings to the judge without going through an emotional whirl. If folks want to turn this into an inquisition then we’ll probably dismiss the motion. Remember this is social work with a judicial overlay, not the other way around. Having the children speak with the judge about the visits might clear up some of the existing confusion. I believe children are entitled and able to express their feelings about visits without going through the ringer.
Of course I had to respond to this ridiculous rhetoric for the last time (at least for this round)…
From: Ron Reale
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2011 1:35 PM
To: ‘Albert Singer’; ‘Michelle Congleton’
Subject: RE: Upcoming hearing
WHEN THE PEOPLE FEAR THE GOVERNMENT, THERE IS TYRANNY; WHEN THE GOVERNMENT FEARS THE PEOPLE, THERE IS LIBERTY! THOMAS JEFFERSON…
Mr. Albert Singer (County Attorney)
The damage control in your emails is highly offensive, but typical. You are nowhere near working on behalf of my children. You have always been all about yourself. You prove it every time you enter the courtroom. And not just in this case. I have seen your reprimand; and I believe in the “old adage” where this is one documented, justified complaint, there are at least ten more (Unless you subscribe to JUDGE BOUSMAN’S philosophy; “just because you are found innocent, doesn’t mean you didn’t do it”… So I guess the reverse would apply to you; just because you were reprimanded, does not mean you actually did anything wrong???) You consistently bring the full-force of your ego, rhetoric, and of course your ever popular inappropriate BANTER into the courtroom. It is an embarrassment to our entire system! I hesitate to say this because I do not want it to come across as sarcasm, but you should really consider “acting” full-time as a career move since you enjoy the theater so much. In my opinion, and in relating my thoughts to my experience with you in this case, you are a serious distraction to the courtroom and of little benefit.
As to your characterization of my right to request a subpoena as an “inquisition,” you should be ashamed of yourself. This is a typical display of your contradiction in terms. You purport to be representing my children and seem to describe efforts to “clear up some of the existing confusion” but then describe their father’s pursuit of the truth to be an inquisition? Remember sir, that I filed these subpoenas, in part, due to your own clandestine approach to the so-called review hearing. This approach of yours is in keeping with your approach to this entire process from the beginning; and is just one reason I do not trust you and likely never will.
As to your making mention of this “confusion” that exists. I have been attending visits with my children for over 5 months now. You – yourself, CPS, the Guardian ad Litem, and others have always been welcome to participate in observing the visits. None of you have ever even requested this. Another contradiction purporting to “want” to clear up any “confusion about the visits” yet you haven’t taken the very simple steps to address this. Join us in the visits and see for yourself; but you might not like what you see since it WILL NOT serve your agenda well!
I am not playing these games any more with any of you! You have deliberately, cohesively, and quite happily it seems, destroyed my family! It will take years to repair the damage you have caused. I will be relentless in my pursuit of justice and my pursuit of tearing down these “walls of secrecy” that exist in your so-called self-described “social work with a judicial overlay” (thanks for the great blog title). I have growing support from members of the State Senate and other state level politicians, members of the local and national media, grassroots organizations, and other non-profits locally and nationally. I have already begun networking and joining forces with other well-established organizations dedicated to bring down these very same walls. ExposingTheRecord.org is now being followed on Twitter and Facebook, (and of course the dedicated website), and soon to be on T-Shirts and other social media venues. I have plans for interviews and will make myself available for as many as I need to. You will soon see me on our very courthouse steps promoting change. CHANGE IS COMING! I will be a very conspicuous figure in educating the public as to what I know about some of our District Court Judges in next year’s upcoming election. YOU ALL STARTED THIS; and I’d like to say I will be a part of finishing it; but it will be a very long process so I can only say I WILL BE IN IT FOR THE DURATION!
I will agree with you on one thing though… Michelle Congleton is exactly right; in fact, she is a genius in the midst of this CHAOS. It’s amazing what a few words can say about a person. I HAVE MUCH RESPECT FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THEIR CONVICTIONS…AND SPEAK UP. It is incumbent on all of us to “stir the pot” when it comes to the lives of innocent children no matter what side you are on. I think in was a dollar’s worth! Thank You MICHELLE! It is however extremely offensive to see you, Mr. Singer, try to piggy back on her words. I have some thoughts on following up with her suggestion that I will share with her in the next few days.
I AM TRULY INDIGNANT! I PLAN TO PLAY A VERY LARGE ROLE IN THE YEARS TO COME IN RESTORING THE BROKEN SYSTEM THAT I FOUGHT WITH HONOR TO DEFEND AS A US MARINE!
WHEN THE PEOPLE FEAR THE GOVERNMENT, THERE IS TYRANNY; WHEN THE GOVERNMENT FEARS THE PEOPLE, THERE IS LIBERTY! THOMAS JEFFERSON…
Preserving the Record…
Ron Reale, Executive Director; ExposingTheRecord.org