Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Did Shelby County Circuit Clerk Mary Harris Commit A Crime In Rollins V. Rollins Divorce Case?

Mary Harris

A review of the case action summary shows that someone might have falsified court records in the Rollins v. Rollins divorce case. If the record knowingly was falsified, that would be a crime under Alabama law.

If such an unlawful act took place, it probably originated in the office of Shelby County Circuit Clerk Mary Harris. And evidence suggests it was done to cover for the corrupt actions of Circuit Judge D. Al Crowson. If Crowson directed that records be falsified, he might be at the center of a criminal conspiracy.

Under Code of Alabama 13A-10-12 (Tampering with governmental records), someone commits a crime if "he knowingly makes a false entry in or falsely alters any governmental record." A governmental record is defined as "any record, paper, document, or thing belonging to, or received or kept by, the government for information or record . . ."

A state-court record meets that description, and someone clearly entered false information in the Rollins v Rollins case action summary, which Mary Harris' office maintains. (See document at the end of this post.)

Why would someone tamper with records in a Shelby County divorce case? Well, we have called Rollins v. Rollins the No. 1 courtroom cheat job we have encountered in the civil arena--and the false entries help obscure what actually happened in the case.

The record shows, in three places, that the case was settled. Here is how the relevant section of the case action summary reads:

7/18/2005: Court Action Judge: D. Al Crowson (AV07) 
7/18/2005: ACDD Flag Set to "Y" (AV07) 
7/18/2005: Disposed On: 7/7/2005 by (Settled) (AV07) 
7/18/2005: Custody to Mother (AV07) 
7/18/2005: C001 Disposed by (Settled) on 7/7/2005 (AV07) 
7/18/2005: D001 Disposed by (Settled) on 7/7/2005 (AV07)

A reasonable person checking that file would say to himself, "Hey, this case was settled." In fact, Sherry Rollins told Legal Schnauzer that she took her file to one lawyer at some point after July 18, 2005. The man glanced briefly at the file and said, "This case was settled. Why are you here?"

Ms. Rollins' mouth must have fallen open, and with good reason. That's because the case was not settled. It was resolved by a Final Judgment of Divorce from Judge Crowson, and we have run the document in black and white right here on our blog. If you missed our earlier discussion of it, you can read it at the end of this post.

Why would the "justice infrastructure" in Shelby County benefit from having the Rollins v. Rollins fiasco listed as "settled" on the case action summary? Most anyone who reviews the case is likely, as a first step, to check the case action summary and go to the line for "disposition." If it says "settled," that pretty much closes the book on an inquiring mind.

It's the court's way of saying, "Move along, nothing to see here."

The false entry might have had the secondary benefit of costing Ms. Rollins any hope of justice on appeal. My understanding is that the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the trial court's finding, without issuing an opinion. In other words, the appellate court rubber stamped what had been done in Shelby County. That might be because Alabama appellate courts are hideously corrupt. But it also might be because someone took one look at the case action summary, saw the case was marked "settled," and essentially said, "Well there's no reason to review this. Next."

Rollins v. Rollins has been emitting a foul odor from the moment we first started reviewing it. But with these false entries in the official record, the odor just got stronger.

Here is the information sheet/case action summary, followed by Judge Crowson's Final Judgment of Divorce. Obviously, the case was not settled:

Rollins Case Action Summary
Rollins Divorce Order


Anonymous said...

Call in the CIA!

I mean GOOGLE this!

"... Regina Dugan oversaw the development of some of the US military’s most marvelous high tech accomplishments as director of Darpa, but the head of the DoD’s research lab is parting ways with the Pentagon to take on a role with Google. Not even three years after she took on the role as the first female director of the America’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, Regina Dugan is now walking away to join the ranks of America’s other innovative powerhouse. Dugan will be relinquishing her top roll at the Defense Department’s Darpa program and trading in the Potomac River for Silicon Valley, and says it is a natural decision to move somewhere where the possibilities seem endless. Apparently within the cogs of the war machine, there is only so much left to explore.

.. Confirming the move to a “senior executive position” with Google, Darpa spokesman Eric Mazzacone tells Wired that Dugan couldn’t refuse an offer with such an “innovative company” as the search engine giant. Until the latest news broke, however, Darpa had been touted as a creative — yet controversial — research lab for space-age technology only once imaginable. Darpa has developed technologies used across the globe that can take away lives and, as seen with cutting-edge robotic limbs, practically create them.

LS, why would we concern ourselves with the corrupt courts when we have WOMEN head, first of our kind, a department which sends our young men and women to lose limbs and then to have space age parts to replace them.

Now how smart is America?

Circuit County Clerks are a drop in our bucket of too much degradation to believe, and to bring balance here in the US?!

Not in our lifetimes, it appears to be the truth, any and all born in the years that gave us adult status in this time.

Anonymous said...

I've had the misfortune to be involved in a court case or two. Always wondered if the records were accurate. I guess I know the answer to that question now.

Anonymous said...

I'm familiar with how Al Crowson operates. He directed someone to fiddle with these records. You can take that one to the bank. I've seen it happen in other divorce cases.

Spasmoda said...

This is big time reporting, LS. You pretty much laid out an apparent crime here. I'm sure someone would argue that it was just a mistake. But they sure did repeat the "mistake" over and over.

Anonymous said...

How can you say on the docket that a case was settled when the judge's order, showing that it went to trial, is staring you right in the face?

jeffrey spruill said...

If the clerks of Shelby County,Alabama are anything like the criminal magistrates of Portsmouth,Va.-- then they will ALL be taken on the perp walk:

Anonymous said...

Somebody did a piss poor job of covering his tracks.

Gerry With A G said...

"The false entry might have had the secondary benefit of costing Ms. Rollins any hope of justice on appeal."

Good point here. I bet that one word on the docket, "settled," cooked Ms. Rollins' goose on appeal.

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 10:47--

I'm sure they thought no one ever would take a second look at this--or even a first look, for that matter.

David in S. Alabama said...

This gives a phone number and street adres for Ted Rollins in North Pompano Beach Florida. I wonder why?

legalschnauzer said...


That's a good question. I think he might have a condo there. Also, I suspect Mr. Rollins' lawyers did not want to give a South Carolina address because that would call attention to the divorce case that Ms. Rollins already had filed there. I will check on the address question, though.

Anonymous said...

What if Ted Rollins and his lawyer and the folks at Bradley Arant all knew about this record tampering? What if it was part of the deal with Crowson?

legalschnauzer said...

That would make them part of a criminal conspiracy, I think. And this might be a federal matter if the activity crossed state boundaries and involved phones, computers, mail, etc.

Anonymous said...

What about Sherry's attorneys roles in all this? They were obviously in on this rig job too. Talking about Malfeasance! They knew she was wasting money on appeal if the docs said "settled", yet they had no problem taking her money. Furthermore why they didn't make more of a stink on the illegal jurisdiction swap... They got paid bc of it! They almost seem worse than Durward and Crowson!

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 12:38--

You make a powerful point, and it's one I've raised several times on this blog--and will be raising again soon: Your own attorney very often can be your worst enemy in a legal case. It happened to Sherry Rollins, it happened to Bonnie Wyatt, it has happened to Mrs. S and me.

If you are the victim of such a scam, you can guarantee the legal community will label you a "disgruntled litigant," and you will have one lawyer after another withdraw from your case. And they will keep the money they "earned" by working against you.

In the Jennifer Paige Clark case, Ms. Clark's refusal to sell out her clients (her parents) probably accounts for the harassment campaign she experienced from the Alabama State Bar. (Much more coming on that.)

You are right that Sherry Rollins' lawyers should have been alert to all of this? They should have known that Ted and Randall Rollins were committing perjury during the discovery process, they had to know that Crowson was acting outside his jurisdiction, they should have seen that court records were wildly inaccurate, and so on.

My experience is that lawyers don't do anything for free, so I share your sentiments that someone received under-the-table payments for staying quiet about this.

By a conservative estimate, a dozen people probably should be disbarred and/or sent to prison for what went on in the Rollins case. It's an absolute disgrace. And as this post shows, no one even tried very hard to cover their tracks.

Anonymous said...

US of A coup de tat! Welcome to it!

These thugs are not the chosen ones even though they would like to believe so. They are simply doing the dirty work of the elite until they are no longer needed.

There is a reason the elite live on ranches. Glenn Beck speaks truth!

Anonymous said...

Crime is rampant in the Jefferson County Civil Courts, due the leadership of their infamous presiding judge, Scott Vowell. If you happen to be gay, you've got it made in the shade. Vowell is homosexual. It is well known at the courthouse. Ask anybody who works there. He Always hires young MALE cleks. He has gay parties at his home. He attends gay events such as the Apollo Ball. He seems to hate heterosexuals. Maybe that is why he has lately been overriding other judge's orders, especially in domestic relations. He will tell you that he has no power over the other judges, but he has written orders lately which void orders of other judges.

legalschnauzer said...

I've received a number of similar reports on Judge Vowell. That kind of thing, in my view, generally should be his business. But if it has compromised his ability to manage the judicial machinery in Jeffco, then it becomes everyone's business. He has allowed some massive problems to fester, and I wonder if it is partly because there is a culture of certain judges and lawyers protecting each other's secrets. When such a culture develops, the public is the big loser.

If Vowell is overriding the orders of other judges, that becomes an even bigger problem. I'm quite sure that the presiding judge is not to serve in an appellate capacity.

You might have seen my post from yesterday about Judge Vowell. I think his role in courthouse corruption merits serious scrutiny:

Anonymous said...

Is Vowell a family court judge?

legalschnauzer said...

No, but he is presiding judge over the circuit in Jefferson County.

Anonymous said...

Law schools receive funding and the funding is from the criminals that run the corporate U.S. of A.

Law schools do not teach the American lawyers about the money, other than the law schools charge a fortune to allow the lawyers to be educated wrong.

When the simple contract in the globe since the beginning of time is about "money," and the lawyers do not learn that the FRAUD on Americans has been since the digital system took over, it is a very seriously ignorant society.

Here we are, it is 2012, and the money cannot be talked about because we are secret society police state.

What we get are so many lawyers that pay dues to the Robber Barons who own the schools.

Does any human thinking actually believe the people who love to murder would put down their ability to do this in ways and means that get the job done, because the conscious awareness of sane and civil reminded the murderer that it is an act of not only wrong, but definitely not legal?

No, the new world order gave the green light to all the murderers in America to have their day in the century where "the gloves are off."

Murderers. The people who now work in the courts in America are mass murders and chosen by design.

Not all, however, with the numbers of Americans telling the same stories about the courts, then we can only conclude by majority rule here that the mass murderers look rather psychopathic - this woman's photo is scary, too, just like the Obama, Romney and name one of our current mass murderers whom does not look like what it is.

The tragic truth is, the HOMOSEXUALS may or may not be "real" the womb can change the sex, however in the world thereafter more than likely it is a bending intentional. When the brain chemistry has been turned into an identity that is not understanding how to recognized our own sexual orientation as though we are "intelligent," we get the vowel where it should be another e, i, o or u.

Anonymous said...

Mass murderer number one in the U.S. of A.? Barry Soetero, or call him the name brand: "President Obama."

"... The first step will be to expand the organigram of the DIA, whose personnel has been doubled over the last decade, and now numbers some 16,500 members. A "new generation of clandestine operatives" will be formed, ready to be sent overseas. They will be trained by the CIA in its centre in Virginia, known as "The Farm", where secret agents are groomed – a number of new posts will be created for the DIA pupils, totalling about 20% of the Farm’s turnover.

GOOD for the "investors," and the murderers are to keep tribal sacrifices continuing.

Not their tribe, though.

Rollins is a murderer, not the exwife obviously.

Rollins has taken the children of the U.S. and done what the corporation murder inc. dictates, Campus Crest kettle, etc.

".. Once their training is complete, these new DIA agents, about 1,600 at first, will be assigned by the Pentagon to missions all over the world. The State Department will provide them with false identities, introducing some of them into embassies - but since the embassies are already full of CIA agents, the DIA agents will be given other false identities, for example, as university staff or business executives.


Thus, how many court DIA?

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Anonymous said...

How much does she need to pay to get out of jail?
Maybe all of us could chip in and get a fund and march in there and pay her bill..

It is costing the tax payers to keep her there. I gladly will donate if I can get others to also to have her released. x

legalschnauzer said...

Sounds like you are thinking of the Bonnie Wyatt story, which is a different post. The initial figure was $165,000, but the latest reports have that increasing to $197,000 or so. Lot of money.

I have a post today on the Wyatt case. Here is the Web address for that:

Anonymous said...

Al Crowson is an incompetent idiot. He is way too old to be playing God with people's lives. He should be forced to retire now. He is exactly what is wrong with Alabama's judicial system. Let's get an old bastard who is obviously a crook ad empower him to affect people's lives.