Family Court Judge Judge Katherine “Kay” Cooper Live In Sex Offender Fugitive Boyfriend Arrested

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Arizona Family Court Judge Judge Katherine "Kay" Cooper Live In Sex Offender Fugitive Arrested

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We do not know the circumstances why but suspiciously enough CBS News 5 removed this video from public view. BarComplaint.com obtained a copy and since has 350,000 views meaning this is of interest to the general public.  Judge Katherine "Kay" Cooper resides on the bench today in family court making life changing decisions some of which are sex offense related.  There are many complaints about this judge online (some with the judicial misconduct commission that have gone ignored) and many feel she should be removed from the bench. 

Though she claimed to be “shocked” when news of the allegations against Michael Krause became public, and stated that he no longer resides with her, it appears she had no intention of fleeing as she instead defended him and hired a former law school classmate friend of Judge Cooper for 30 years to defend him. Interestingly Judge Katherine Cooper is now listed in the family court directory as "Kay" Cooper. It is rare that a judge suddenly gets reassigned and begins using a nickname. She is a high profile judge. This is unlikely a mistake. Would not most families take offense to having an Arizona, Maricopa Family Court Judge, that had a ‘Convicted sex offender & fugitive as her live-in boyfriend and arrested at her home’, preside over their Family Case? Judge Cooper is entrusted with life making – decisions, which will effect some families with long term and significant consequences. -------- CBS 5 News has learned Judge Katherine Cooper s live-in boyfriend for the past two years is a registered sex offender, a convicted felon out of California and was recently arrested at her central Phoenix home on a warrant for being a fugitive from justice. Cooper has presided over some recent high-profile cases in Phoenix including a high profile sex offender case which Judge Coopers boyfriend was listed on the very website which she was presiding . Soon after this story aired Judge Katherine Cooper was disqualified from the case. Motions are now pending in superior court to unwind Judge Katherine Coopers mess,

Judge Katherine Cooper of Phoenix Sex Offender Fugitive Boyfriend Arrested While Living In Her Home

Click To See Michael Kent Krause Sex Offender Record  

The state of Arizona presented Katherine M. Cooper license in 1987 after she graduated from the University of Virginia Law School.

In September 2011, Gov. Jan Brewer was duped into appointing Kathy as Maricopa County Superior Court judge. Kathy didn’t receive the appointment because she was the most qualified attorney in the Phoenix area. She received it because she had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.

In one matter, Judge Cooper’s live-in in boyfriend for the past two years is a registered sex offender, a convicted felon out of California and was recently arrested at her central Phoenix home on a warrant for being a fugitive from justice (CBS 5, Phoenix)

New York City detectives traveled to Phoenix to locate and arrest Michael Krause, 42, after a grand jury in New York City indicted him for grand larceny via the use of extortion.

The detectives found Mr. Krause at the central Phoenix home owned by Judge Cooper after they couldn’t locate him at a rundown trailer at a Mesa RV park where he rented space. The RV park is the address the state of Arizona has on record for Krause as a result of his sex offender registration requirement.

During his first court appearance, Krause’s attorney Michael Morrissey admitted that Krause lived at Judge Cooper’s Phoenix home where he was arrested and that he’d had a relationship with her for the past two years.

Cooper refused to speak to CBS 5 News; however she issued the following hyperbolic (BS) statement:

  • “I was shocked when I learned of the allegations regarding Michael Krause on Tuesday.”
  • “I had knowledge of any of the charges against him.”
  • “I have no further relationship with Mr. Krause, and he no longer resides at my residence.”

Cooper laughingly denied knowing that Krause was a convicted felon and registered sex offender. It’s obvious that Cooper was lying! It is obvious that Cooper missed her calling as a standup comedian.

A spokesperson for the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct refused to comment on whether a complaint has been filed and/or is pending against Cooper. In the event a complaint is filed, Cooper doesn't have much to worry about. At worst she’d receive a complimentary reprimand from the enablers for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court.

As we speak, Cooper remains sitting as Maricopa County Superior Court judge in Phoenix, Arizona.

Source Noethics.net / New 5/Phoenix New Times


What others have said about Hon. Katherine Cooper

Comments

Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ1572
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
Bias towards offenders and those with domestic violence history that are men

Other
Comment #: AZ1568
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
She needs to be pulled off bench right now.

Court Staff
Comment #: AZ1563
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
SHE CANNOT BE FAIR!

Litigant
Comment #: AZ1538
Rating:10.0 
Comments:
Judge Cooper was fair, reasonable, and capable of weighing facts/evidence over allegations/personal statements. She was phenomenal in her ability to maintain control over her Courtroom and uphold the law. She was not swayed by random accusations and kept her decision making based off of the evidence presented. 10/10 would take her as a judge any day of the week.

I suppose the other comments are from scorned litigants who attempted to railroad their ex and Judge Cooper was not having it. If you are a person who wants a judge to rule based on law and evidence then keep this judge. If you are a parent who wants to blindly accuse another parent of something without evidence then you're going to have a bad day.

Litigant
Comment #: AZ1484
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
Severe warning! Despite the exhibits entered, the opposing attorney takes your exhibit and purposely says the opposite of what the email states, judge Cooper fails to acknowledge when you correct and does not read the evidence herself. She writes in her report what the opposing attorney stated! She does not read! Plus she does not read or care about the parent coordinator's report and only rules in who has the most money and title. Child support---forget it. Even though she found me to be fit for one child and my ex husband to have the other child, she makes me pay child support. He earns 7x my salary and I have to pay for visitations to see child living with him. She makes up her own numbers. Plus despite appeals ruling to retrial she postponed another 8 months! Bad judge. Would not wish her on anyone. No justice for women. anti-woman judge

Other
Comment #: AZ1402
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
She is not fair. She ruled in every case for my husband, even though he lied on the stand. She has no concept on what it is like to be married for a long time and end up with nothing, thanks to her. She believed the hypothetical evidence and now I am left with nothing. She was sweet with his attorney and gave my attorney not the time of day! She came into court without even reading my attorneys response. She ruined my life! If you are a woman...look out! She favors the male, who is most of the time the bread winner, leaving the wife and mother with nothing!

Other
Comment #: AZ1378
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
Judge Cooper has proven over and over again that she does not read any of the facts or evidence. She truly just shoots from the hip and has no basis for her rulings. She really needs to be removed from the bench. She is horribly disrespectful and degrading to the parties in the courtroom. REMOVE HER, SHE IS RUINING LIVES. I will be filing a complaint.

Litigant
Comment #: AZ1342
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
Dishonorable Katherine Cooper does not base her rulings on facts. She abuses her power and will punish you if she finds one thing she does not like about you.

Similar to another post, I will also be sending a complaint to the Arizona Commission of Judicial Conduct. Beware if she will be calculating child support on your case. She does not follow the State guidelines and will deviate from the monthly amount with no rhyme or reason behind it.

Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ1332
Rating:2.3 
Comments:
Horrible judge, proven to not be fair and impartial.

Litigant
Comment #: AZ1331
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
Judge Katherine Cooper - Kay Cooper, needs to be removed from the bench. She has proven to be not be fair and impartial. She does not look at the facts of the case, she seems to react harshly and hastily based on economic status and gender.

Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ726
Rating:2.4 
Comments:
I've seen Judge Cooper in action and it's not good. I just recently found out she is on the list of Judges that "CLEAR THE BENCH" is trying to vote off the bench.

Civil Litigation - Govt.
Comment #: AZ725
Rating:8.9 
Comments:
Judge Cooper is well prepared for her cases and keeps attorneys focused on key points of the case. Some people might not like her rulings but they are always well thought out and have a solid legal basis.

Litigant
Comment #: AZ703
Rating:1.0 
Comments:
Judge Cooper does not look at evidence. She is biased and not capable of being a fair judge. I can only assume this judge flips a coin.

My case is so unbelievable that I find it hard to believe. I am sending a complaint to the Arizona Commission of Judicial Conduct. However, I don't expect them to do anything about her. She abuses her discretion depending on how she feels, who she likes, and God only knows what other criteria she uses to make a ruling. Her rulings have nothing to do with evidence...I know that for sure.

Civil Litigation - Private
Comment #: AZ612
Rating:1.9 
Comments:
She is completely biased, and unwilling (or unable) to be impartial.