One of the aspects of the federal investigation is, reportedly, judicial decisions made in favor of attorneys - members of an organization where the deciding judge was also a member, the so-called "Association of Family and Conciliation Court", or AFCC, a non-profit with chapters in many states, including Connecticut.
For my New York readers (I am a New York attorney), AFCC has a chapter in New York, too.
This is how the New York AFCC chapter describes its goals:
The board of AFCC-NY is a mix-up of judges, attorneys and experts in psychology, where attorneys and experts may have a potential to appear in courts of judge-members.
I wonder whether any perjury charges will be brought against Judge Frazzini for lying under oath.
Judge Frazzini, reportedly, lied even in his "good faith" letter, because in the letter he claimed he contacted the national center of AFCC in Chicago, Illinois, while in reality that center is located in Madison, Wisconsin.
- apparently, participation of judges in the "do-gooder" non-profits, such as AFCC - or American Inns of Court, about which I wrote on this blog extensively - may cast doubt to judge's impartiality and may require disclosure of such participation and recusal from certain cases.