And you thought the Judges would act in your best interest. Sadly, there are many predators to children. You have been prey. 31 Judges – it is not a minority of bad judges… it is corruption throughout the family court system.

You were not unlucky- or singled out with a bad judge. You are prey to be trafficked in the family court system.

This report is part two of an investigative series looking into reported corruption in the Missouri Judiciary and family courts. Part 1Part 3Part 4Part 5, Part 6Part 7, Part 8Part 9

In St. Louis County, Mo., Evita Tolu has filed a lawsuit against family court guardian ad litem (GAL) Elaine Pudlowski, psychologist James Reid, and clinical social worker Jennifer Webbe VanLuven, alleging that the trio conspired to use her custody dispute as an opportunity to get rich while sentencing her children to life with an abuser. The lawsuit alleges a scheme perpetrated by a group of professionals to drain parents involved in custody battles. At the end of the court process, parents are broke and kids are traumatized while GALs, court-appointed psychologists, and therapists are enriched. Tolu says the scheme kept her in court for three years, drained her bank account, and alienated her children from her. The suit alleges that this pattern is a regular family court occurrence when Pudlowski is involved.