FRAUD ON THE COURT | Pennsylvania Court Injustices

FRAUD ON THE COURT | Pennsylvania Courts

Fraud on the court is one of the most serious crimes that can occur in a court of law. Fraud upon the court makes void the orders and judgments of that court.One of the most serious crimes is “criminal alteration” of audio records of court hearings. 18 Pa.C.S. § 4911.Tampering with Court Records. This Crime is not an infrequent occurrence. Transcribed “Notes of Testimony” are frequently edited prior to distribution. It can be argued that edited Notes of Testimony makes it more difficult for an appellate court to overturn the lower court decision

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Bulloch v. United States, 763 F.2d 1115, 1121 (10th Cir. 1985), the court stated:
“Fraud upon the court is fraud which is directed to the judicial machinery itself and is not fraud between the parties or fraudulent documents, false statements or perjury. … It is where the court or a member is corrupted or influenced or influence is attempted or where the judge has not performed his judicial function — thus where the impartial functions of the court have been directly corrupted.”

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