I'm not sure what to
do about a person with a court clerk in her family, here in
Massachusetts, who lies in the court, and to many courts, very
The last time I was in court, Lynne Sheridan's financial documents
stated the value
of the former "marital domicile" on a court ordered sale was very
different from what the house was
actually on the market for that day. "Fair Market Value" is what
This means the Realtor must be lying; The price on the market must not
be valid. But the agent stated it was valid on the same day.
The house has not yielded an offer in 7 months. Counsel for Coldwell
Banker states there isn't a problem, but the first sales agent isn't
the sales agent anymore after very appropriate protests by me that the
price (625K) was too high, and she was working with Lynne Sheridan to
stall the sales effort. The agent, Lillian Sestito, didn't care about
the perjury either.
According to the legal counsel, "Subornation of perjury" is a felony.
The records in court and the failed sales effort speak for themselves.
Claimed to be a well reputed sales agent, in court, the agent's price
of a sale was not worth placing on financial documents "signed under
pains and penalties of perjury" by Lynne Sheridan.
Maybe it all means the influence of a person with one who is "in" the
court system is, well, excuse the pun, "priceless."
Here is an excerpt from Lynne Sheridan's docketed financial statement.
The house was for sale on the day this statement was signed was listed
far above both figures, the crossed out and the added. ($625,000. See
The Judge did not care when this was all pointed out to him.
Below is a copy of the Real Estate Office's summary of the showings of
the house and the asking prices. Call me, and I'll send you many emails
to the broker, Lillian Sestito, asking for the price to be lowered as
the house received NO offers. She refused, with one reason or
another. You can make your own conclusion of who was trying to sell the
house, or not sell it. Lillian's removal from the sale yielded a much
lower price from the next salesperson, immediately. I'd be able to make
a far better case, and perhaps will, that Lillian didn't want to sell
the house...and...well...she didn't.
None of her prices created any offer, and as the details below
indicate, right from Coldwell Banker itself, she never showed the house
Penny Locke, who is now the agent of record, has shown herself to be a
worthy professional, and completed perhaps the best two CMA's I've ever
seen. Her first price was within a thousand dollars of my estimation of
550K. As prices continue to fall, she has to adjust. As of the time of
this posting, I will have sent her papers to adjust down. I have been
told Lynne Sheridan refuses to lower the price. I have had exposure,
education, and practice with real estate, sales, construction, and
inspections. I have sold two houses of my own. Lynne Sheridan has none
of it, yet can sit and do nothing and this goes on and on, as the price
of the septic system needed to be figured in, for some reason. We got
those figures. Still she does nothing. She really does not want to sell
the house, as the court has ordered her to, and numerous others have
advised her to. Why should the relative of a court clerk obey any court
On July 2, 2009, a previously canceled hearing, (because of the time
burdens of the court) is to take place.
The following contempt and service was given to me.
The documents are on file at Norfolk Probate and Family Court in
Canton, MA, docket #03D1651DV1.
So I supposedly cashed the bond, she writes, and filed on the
She also demanded that $500 be sent
to my daughter immediately in her proposed judgment, on file as well.
Here is the summons I received.
The part that says I can be jailed is what really scares me. This
criminalization started only after I gained custody of my son. Pro
Se...against great lawyers. My son stated "he had to run away from home
to get away from his mother." I know the feeling.
And I got this letter, too. Note the part that states my daughter is an
adult. Why the writer is not aware of this I am not sure, but the
kidnapping theory is ever present. I brought a lawyer to one of the
209A hearings, and he heard the perjury of Lynne Sheridan, and it was
shown to him to be as such on paper after the hearing.
Why should a family member with a court clerk in the family worry about
I blanked out the bond info, but this is clear in telling me to send
the bonds, apparently because my 21 year old daughter can't speak for
herself. You see, she's been kidnapped from me by false 209A
restraining orders, and enough corruption involved to
boggle one's mind. (See http://corruptcourts.us/markbell for "The Abuse
Scam." ) So her mother, who in some logic, but not practice by
enforcement by the court, is divorced from me, and is well on record
that she cannot contact me, speaks for my daughter. Really. See?
The mother is a "State Licensed" Child Care Provider.
And then she seems to want to comfort the situation by writing that I
can send the savings bonds my father bought and gave to me to give to
the children when they matured, to her brother, whose advertisement on
Grossman Companies website and CPA license status is below: Would
you trust your kids' bonds to a fraudulently touted CPA? Why
would the common-law married partner of a court clerk have to care
about placing false details of his qualifications on his employer's
Below is proof of the fraud handed to the court by Lynne Sheridan.
Statements, like those below, are sent to Lynne
Sheridan monthly, and have been so for years without question. The
information on these published copies has been blanked out, with
exception of information relevant to this set of lies by Lynne
Sheridan. Arrows indicate references to who the statement was to, and
all referrals to the $500 she accuses me of inappropriately dealing
with. It also details who she could call with any questions.
Heritage Financial Service of Norwood, MA is one of the best companies
I could imagine having handle finances. I asked them for a copy of the
transaction made with the bond, and it shows the check involved, third
party assigned by my endorsement, and passed through proper channels to
remain under the name of my daughter.
After receiving the check from me, Heritage very obviously sent it to
the funds holder
with clear direction.
How a person can walk into court with absolutely blatant lies is beyond
me. But when you mix in the fact that a court clerk in her family knows
how to mingle in the system, and the system has been abused, burdened,
and defiled with Lynne Sheridan's conduct, it all seems to fit the huge
problems in the system itself. All the information above was available
to Lynne Sheridan. Lynne Sheridan, if unhappy with language spelled out
in the divorce agreement, could also submit a modification to the
Probate Court to change
But she has learned, just like with all of her abuse and harassment
to me, and of course, the children, that criminalization works. It's
the hardest thing to defend against, and she's played it to the nines.
That's for another day. (Again, see
http://corruptcourts.us/markbell for details of this.)
But the lies and abuse of the courts has been so obvious, rampant, and
flagrant. What follows is another example.
Lynne Sheridan, again, a family member of a court clerked family, stood
front of Judge Eliot Cohen after hours of testimony, asking for fees
after a pre-trial hearing at Norfolk Probate and
Family Court. Talk about defiling the court....read on.
Judge Cohen's job that day was to keep us from going to trial, what a
pre-trial hearing tries to do. My first words to him was to give us a
trial date, as Lynne Sheridan does not want to settle anything. FOUR
court-session hours later, he finally said: "Mr. Bell, I'll give you
your trial date," or some words, not very different, to that exact
Attorney Sheila Baresi, working with Stephen Salon, a long time
associate of the court clerk, representing Lynne Sheridan, had
turned in her Pre-Trial paperwork late, a point acknowledged by Judge
Cohen. She made mention of her motion for fees at the very end of the
I had already contributed 125.00 towards Lynne Sheridan's lawyer's fees
in this instance. Her lawyer(s) and I needed to conference...a meeting
demanded by the court before every pre-trial hearing. Attorney Baresi,
in our appointment-arranged phone conference, stated her concern for
her client's funds because Lynne Sheridan had to pay for our meeting,
and rushed through it. I
offered to split the hour we spoke, and did, to ease this "burden."
Lynne Sheridan was sent a check for $125. It was mailed and received
many days before the court session. Not cashing and bringing this
check to court would be a premeditated move if it were done. It was.
When Baresi asked the Judge for the fees, he ignored
her request. Then, as the carpet below my feet had yet to cool from my
feet being on it as she asked Judge Cohen to honor her fees motion. The
session ended shortly after. While walking out of the courtroom, past
her, she turned to me and gave me back the $125 check Lynne Sheridan
had been sent.
It was unbelievable. It was part of what she had just asked the court
for, and repeated to the Judge...seconds before. The check is below.
I am so curious as to why the fees
were asked for if $125 of it was decided ahead of time to give back?
After all, the check needed to be brought to court...not a mistake. And
also, after all, if Baresi was being sincere in claims her client can't
afford all her leagl bills, why would she give back, or allow her
client to give back, $125? It could be stated here that the
lawyer herself was defiling the court.
Baresi could have kept the check, talked to Lynne outside of the
session, and advised her to keep it.
I was happy to get it, ask the bank to void it, and credit my account.
I can always use $125.
This is how a court clerk's family member behaves in court. Is this how
an employee's family should behave with YOUR employer?
Attorney's Baresi and Salon turned in papers to leave Lynne Sheridan's
representation shortly after. Three lawyers have left her.
Archie Keohane is the family clerk. The papers above show how his
family handles his employer, who is really all of us. Corruption in
Massachusetts can be limited when people who claim not to be as such
react to such circumstances. I'm not alone in seeing, reading, and
experiencing issues where the judiciary goes along with the lies as
shown above. It's all on paper and should have been reviewed months
Stories of the over burdened courts ring false when the courts
themselves allow this sort of play. The integrity of every Judge is
apparent when employees of the system romp about, even after being
acknowledged as acting as such. Lower level employees taking advantage
of their positions in court was apparent and pervasive enough for it to
be mentioned in the 2003 Monan Report that detailed various issues
hurting the court system. The cited one clerk who was tampering with
faithfully executed documents. Well, they missed one, too.
I remain scared to appear in court. I need help in dealing with this
obvious corruption and abuse of the system. If you read this, and feel
some sort of outrage about this situation, please contact your
colleagues, police, your representative...anybody. This can happen to
you, and may have already, or will. I'll appreciate any contact, too.
Somebody must care.
Mark Bell Westfield, MA 01085
The case was heard in court on July 2, 2009. If you are interested in
the disposition of this case, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: The house had a great offer for it....agent Penny Locke did an
amazing job, and the buyers were going to enter into "THE" deal to
finally move it.
The day of the inspection there was leaking water, a dead rat, insect
infestation and other areas of grave concern so deep the buyers ran.
RATS, CORRUPT COURTS,
LYING IN COURT.....
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