Judge John Rakowsky Sued in Nevada

January 14, 2013 8:46 AMViews: 899

Judge John Rakowsky Sued in NevadaJudge John Rakowsky Sued in Nevada

By Paul Gable

Attorney and Lexington Chief Magistrate Judge John Rakowsky will have to answer charges in a Nevada lawsuit that he misappropriated funds from his trust account intended for legal expenses in the Southern Holdings case.

The action, Case No. 2:12-cv-02161-GMN-CWH, was brought by Center for Legal Reform (CLR), a Nevada Non-profit Corporation as successor in trust to Resolution Settlement Corporation (RSC), a former Nevada corporation.

The suit brings four causes of action, Breach of Contract, Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Intentional Misrepresentation and Conversion of Property.

Key to the charges is the $70,000 in litigation funding that RSC provided to Rakowsky for the Southern Holdings case. According to the pleadings, Rakowsky “intentionally misappropriated the litigation funds by depositing the funds into his personal account and using them for personal purposes.”

Additionally, the suit alleges Rakowsky “intentionally failed to give written accounting for the use of litigation funds” and “denied knowledge of the funding provided by RSC.”

Through a series of connections inside the legal community of South Carolina, Rakowsky has successfully delayed a similar suit in state court. The state action has different plaintiffs and somewhat different pleadings, but the basis remains the same – Rakowsky took money for litigation funds, used those funds for his personal use and has refused, so far successfully with the help of his friends, from accounting for them.

This is a case with a complex set of exhibits and evidence. We will continue to explore the lawsuit if succeeding articles, dealing with a few exhibits in each.

The basic lawsuit as filed in Nevada Federal District Court can be viewed here: Nevada Complaint Rakowsky



  • Aren’t judges suppose to be just and take oaths to protect the integrity of the law? Obviously this guy missed that part in law school. It amazes me that an obviously corrupt individual is able to keep their job, even though they are not performing to the standards needed in the position. Most people would be fired and prosecuted for theft on the job, apparently if you are a judge, laws and rules are only applicable for those who are not a corrupt judge. Not only is J. Rakowsky a corrupt, shame to the judicial system of the United States, but, so are his cowardly judge buddies ruling to protect his lies. These judges make a mockery of the U.S. Judicial system, it is supposed to be an honor to be a judge-not a right. I think Rakowsky and all those involved with protecting him should be stripped of any and all titles. They are crooks and should be treated as such.

  • Dr. David Klapmeier

    This is most interesting. Crooked Judge Johnny R. can not continually be protected by his his old buddies in the S.C. judicial system. If I were a betting kind of person, I would bet that the courts In Nevada will be a whole lot more objective then what we have been reading about in South Carolina. This questionable attorney Desa Ballard must really like Crooked Judge Johnny R. because if I read the score card correctly, her actions should be scrutinized and her law license has to be in jeopardy. There is absolutely no question that the crimes that Cooked Judge Johnny R. has committed are well documented without his judicial friends continuing to protect him, the Crooked Judge Johnny R. will most diffidently be strutting down perp walk lane. My nephew is graduating from William Mitchell Law School in Minnesota. He confirmed that depositing clients money into your personal account and then being so blatantly corrupt and bold as to hide the money from your client and not even be decedent enough to tell your client what you did with their money is about as illegal as it gets. The Crooked Judge Johnny R. most diffidently deserves to spend some time in the “Crow Bar Motel” and this questionable attorney who is committing her own crimes in her zest to protect the Cooked Judge is not too far behind. My advice for these two lost souls is to ask God for forgiveness because the floks who they have stolen from are in no mood to kiss and forgive.

  • i agree with irene. taking Rakowsky’s liscense to lie and cheat people out of their money would be a good start as well.

  • R. B. Harwell

    You are being to hard on John Rakowsky he is my type of Judge….

  • Judge John Rakowsky needs to do a perp walk to Nevada along with Desa Ballard and their Judge Buddies….

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