by Lisa Siegel Belanger, Esq.
From the Boston Broadside’s 4-part series, ISOLATE, MEDICATE, LIQUIDATE: HOW TO FLEECE A SENIOR,
subscribers and readers may be aware of my family’s personal 5-year and
continuing travesty of justice inflicted by public officials of the
Massachusetts Probate & Family Court. For those who are not, my
family’s personal pursuit of justice involves the unlawful and literal
seizure of my elderly father and his estate by the Commonwealth.
My article, entitled “Message to Citizens: Wake Up!” as published in
the October 2017 edition of the Boston Broadside, alerts citizens that
my family’s travesty is not an isolated incident but rather is a
poster-child for what is happening to other families on a daily basis
within the Massachusetts Probate & Family Courts.
In no uncertain terms, what has happened to my family is business as
usual in the Massachusetts Probate & Family Courts and that all
families are targets—it runs the full gambit from the poor to the
The focus of this article is to alert citizens that all Massachusetts
families need to be fearsome of Governor Charlie Baker’s outright
disregard of known, established lawlessness by long-time public
officials and his blatantly direct influence in having attorneys whom he
has full knowledge of not just having acted lawlessly but actually
having committed and continuing to commit elder exploitation through the
Probate & Family Court system.
Two of those “politically-connected” attorneys are: Democrats Marsha
V. Kazarosian of Kazarosian Costello, LLP, and Thomas J. Barbar,
principal of Deutsch Williams Brooks Derensis & Holland, P.C.
Marsha Kazarosian – Facebook Photo
Thomas Barbar – new judge (his husband must be proud)
As described in Boston Broadside’s 4-part series, ISOLATE, MEDICATE, LIQUIDATE: HOW TO FLEECE A SENIOR,
Thomas Barbar, Esq. represented the court-appointed guardian (Brian T.
Cuffe, Esq. of Topsfield) and the court-appointed conservator (James E.
Feld, Esq. of Woburn) in the Probate Court matters involving
guardianship and conservatorship of my father, Marvin Siegel, from
November of 2013 until this November of 2017. Marsha Kazarosian, Esq.
has been counsel of record for my father since August 17, 2011.
Within a mere three months of my father having hired Attorney
Kazarosian, he personally faxed a written demand terminating her legal
representation of him. Marsha Kazarosian deliberately and connivingly
refused to withdraw as legal counsel—despite her having filed an
attestation on August 17, 2011 expressly stating that my father, as her
client, was fully competent. In fact, the very purpose for Attorney
Kazarosian having filed that attestation was to inform the Probate Court
that she should be allowed to represent my father as private counsel so
as to oust the then-existing fraudulent attorneys of record—Edward
Tarlow and Al DeNapoli of Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers P.C.
As a direct result of years of flagrant judicial lawlessness
exhibited by the Essex Probate & Family Court and the Massachusetts
appellate courts regarding the specific guardianship and conservatorship
over my father, on February 12, 2015 I filed a federal civil action
based on the Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act
(otherwise commonly known as RICO) as a private citizen and as an
attorney—practicing for almost 20 years at that time. The case is
identified as: Belanger et al. v. BNY Mellon, et al. and under Docket
With respect to the civil RICO action, I set forth voluminous court
documentation irrefutably establishing specified public officials’ acts
of physical abuse, embezzlement, and money laundering—along with
specifying private attorneys who are aiding and abetting these public
officials. As the public can see for themselves through full access to
the RICO complaint and exhibits, I prove that physical abuse,
embezzlement, and money laundering directly stem from a long-embedded
racketeering enterprise within the Massachusetts Probate & Family
I have created a website called www.freemarvin.com that provides
full access for the public to personally review this civil RICO
complaint with all corresponding exhibits. Marsha Kazarosian, Esq. and
Thomas Barbar, Esq. are named in that RICO action, with very detailed
factual accounts of their unlawful conduct—which they have not once
denied or refuted. As I have provided truthful and irrefutable
substantiation for my claims, their one repeated manner of response
consists only of false and defamatory personal attacks against me.
Since March of 2015, Governor Charlie Baker has had full knowledge
and possession of the copied complaint and corresponding exhibits. On
February 28, 2015, I sent via priority mail a package containing a paper
copy of the civil RICO complaint and six CDs containing the exhibits
directly addressed to Governor Baker at his official State House
office—the complaint explicitly and extensively calls attention to
Marsha Kazarosian, Esq. and Thomas Barbar, Esq. I have proof of this
material being received on Governor Baker’s behalf.
In that package directly addressed to Governor Baker, I provided a
cover letter explicitly explaining the significance of the RICO action
and how it directly relates to specified public officials and private
attorneys exploiting elders, and irrefutable documentation of the
systemic criminal enterprise within the Massachusetts Probate &
Family Court organization. (A copy of the cover letter is viewable at
At least six weeks passed without my receiving any type of response
from Governor Baker or any of his agents/representatives; so, I
personally called Governor Baker’s Office and spoke with an aide, who
informed me that Governor Baker “cannot get involved in pending
litigation.” Such response would appear reasonable to a non-lawyer and,
therefore, I explained to the aide the legal principles and reasons
that actually require Governor Baker to address unlawful conduct
committed by public officials acting under a governor’s auspices. I
reiterated to Governor Baker’s aide the inherent obligation for a
governor to enforce oversight and accountability.
Needless to say, that fell on Governor Baker’s proverbial deaf ears,
as it repeatedly has with the Office of Bar Counsel, Board of Bar
Overseers, the Judicial Conduct Commission, the Committee for Public
Counsel Services, the State Attorney General’s Office, State Auditor’s
Office, and other enforcement agencies.
Then the unthinkable happened. Despite the explicit misconduct of
Attorney Marsha Kazarosian being placed smack dab in Governor Baker’s
face, in February of 2016 he appointed Attorney Kazarosian to the very
commission that nominates the judges who preside in the state’s highest
court—the Supreme Judicial Court.
In the published announcement by the Massachusetts Bar Association as
to Governor Baker’s appointment of Attorney Kazarosian to the highest
court nominating commission, MBA Chief Legal Counsel Martin Healy
Governor Baker’s appointment of this special commission
demonstrates that he fully grasps the weight of this historic
opportunity to change the makeup of the commonwealth’s top court.
It can’t get much more ironic, considering Governor
Baker—self-proclaimed Republican—appointed a flashing neon Democrat to
be placed in a position of influencing who gets seated as our state’s
top court’s judges.
When all is said and done, We The People are the ones who pay the
highest and dearest costs for these political shams. The 6-page state
public record of reported political donations made by Attorney
Kazarosian shows that she did not openly donate any money to any GOP
candidate—not even to Charlie Baker. Instead, the 6-page report reads
like a Democrat roll-call: Deval Patrick, Maura Healey, Tim Murray, Sal
DiMasi, Robert DeLeo, Thomas Finneran, Martha Coakley, Thomas O’Reilly,
Democartic Senate PAC and other various Democrat minions.
Now we have some sunlight showing why Governor Baker is a
Never-Trumper—his philosophy proves to be: build a bigger and dirtier
swamp. It is also evident that what Martin Healy really meant by change
is the goal to deepen the liberal swamp, not make a change towards
conservatism. Gee, the fact that Attorney Kazarosian was just a recent
past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association would in no way bias
Martin Healy as Chief Legal Counsel for the Massachusetts Bar
Governor Baker continues to get his hand more and more soiled. As a
result of grave and surmounting misconduct that has transpired since the
time of the filing of the 2015 RICO complaint, I reported the new and
compounding information to Governor Baker on December 1, 2016. I did so
by faxing a formal complaint to his direct attention. This updated
information also showed interrelated misconduct involving Thomas Barbar,
Esq., as well.
In addition to Governor Baker, I also faxed the December 1, 2016
formal complaint separately and individually to: Karen Polito, Lt.
Governor; Lon Povitch, Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel; and Sharon
Shelfer Casey, Executive Director & Deputy Legal Counsel for the
Supreme Judicial Court Nominating Commission.
I presume that people will not be surprised or shocked to know that I
still have not received a response from Governor Baker or his
I am a believer in the old adage of never say things cannot get
worse. Yes, it does because despite my presenting Governor Baker, on
multiple occasions, with hard cold facts of Attorneys Marsha Kazarosian
and Thomas Barbar engaging in the exploitation of my 89-year-old father,
in late August of 2017 Governor Baker nominated Thomas Barbar, Esq. to
sit as a Probate & Family Court judge in Middlesex County. Within
two months he was approved by the Governor’s Council. Talk about having
the fox watch the hen house!
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In addition, I have formally commenced a class action investigation
regarding exploitation by court-appointed guardians and/or
court-appointed conservators within the Massachusetts Probate &
Family Courts. If you have experienced this, please help #ShineTheLight
by providing information at:
Full Article & Source:
Governor Charlie Baker ‘Deepens and Widens the Democrat-Filled Judiciary with Influences of Known, Documented Perpetrators of Elder Exploitation’