Judge Ochoa and a FaceBook friends “with benefits?”

September 7, 2014
Clark County, Nevada

Veterans In Politics International (VIPI) has recently discovered through an anonymous source that evidently Judge Vincent Ochoa, currently running for re-election in Department S Family Court Division, may be thinking more with his Judicial Jewels rather than on the facts/evidence of each case.

“Ashley,” once known as DivinityJames, changed her model name to ChevyNicole to hide the fact that she was still performing online and doing porn with the child at home. Vince Ochoa found it acceptable to be friends with her on his personal FaceBook page, as well as personally “liking” her slutty pictures as of August 15th, and pictures of the minor child that he took away from Dad. She in turn likes his personal page and re-election page.

What business does Judge Ochoa have to be on a litigant’s personal FaceBook page? Even creepier is he “likes” the picture of the subject minor on some posts.

How is that necessary to do this independent research on a case?

Doesn’t he have enough work to do to protect children and settle family disputes in Clark County? Does he have too much time on his hands? He should be doing his job rather than focusing on re-election by getting any vote he can, including being friends with litigants he likely does not know personally, but likes the suggestive photos.

On Ashley’s page, it clearly shows she likes the Re-Elect Vince Ochoa FaceBook, but right next to that image, there is a “like” for “The Stoner’s Cookbook” and other Marijuana site.

Is this the best we can do for an elected official?

An appearance of impropriety is still an impropriety; Plain and simple.

Evidence shows that Judge Ochoa is FaceBook friends with one of his litigants in his Courtroom and conveniently rules in Mom’s favor, although she shoots webcam and home video porn with a child at home.

This is no accident where someone just “likes” Judge Ochoa’s personal FaceBook account or his re-election FaceBook account. Judge Ochoa went so as “liking” some of the sexually suggestive pictures as indicated.

Is this family values? Does he “like” this pornographic material when he should be doing the job he was elected to do?

Does he care more about seeing one of the litigants appearing before him in her briefs rather than actually reading the legal briefs associated with the Court hearing?

Is he viewing this adult content on a government computer?

There is a clear appearance of impropriety here.

Under the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct, Judge Ochoa should remove himself from this case involving “Ashley.”

Rule 2.11.

A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in any proceeding in which the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including but not limited to the following circumstances: 

(A) The judge has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party or a party’s lawyer, or personal knowledge of facts that are in dispute in the proceeding… 

This is the same rule that Judge Ochoa violated and was subsequently disqualified from involving his political challenger at the Ely Family Law Convention in March 2014. Judge Ochoa was later disqualified from Miller v. Miller by his conduct causing a quarrel using foul language and wagging the finger at Stoffel according to the Review Journal in a June 2014 article.

Judge Ochoa should not be doing additional “research” on a litigant since now he has personal knowledge of the adult content.

Does the public have any confidence in Judge Ochoa now?

There is a rule on that too.

Promoting Confidence in the Judiciary.  
Rule 1.2.

A judge shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.

Needless to say, “friending” litigants on FaceBook suggest that Judge Ochoa knows the person personally. This does not help the public have any confidence in the Justice System and erodes the integrity of the Court. Although it seems to be common sense, it does not appear that Judge Ochoa has any.

External Influences on Judicial Conduct.  
Rule 2.4

(A) A judge shall not be swayed by public clamor or fear of criticism. 
(B) A judge shall not permit family, social, political, financial, or other interests or relationships to influence the judge’s judicial conduct or judgment.
(C) A judge shall not convey or permit others to convey the impression that any person or organization is in a position to influence the judge. 

It appears that liking some sexually suggestive pictures and being friends with the Mom that shoots webcam porn at her residence is enough here to show that Judge Ochoa has his external influences.

He obviously likes what he sees by “liking” the FaceBook pictures.

Extrajudicial Activities in General.  
Rule 3.1

  (A) A judge may engage in extrajudicial activities, except as prohibited by law or this Code. However, when engaging in extrajudicial activities, a judge shall not:  

participate in activities that will interfere with the proper performance of the judge’s judicial duties;

(B) participate in activities that will lead to frequent disqualification of the judge;
(C) participate in activities that would appear to a reasonable person to undermine the judge’s independence, integrity, or impartiality;
(D) engage in conduct that would appear to a reasonable person to be coercive; or
(E) make use of court premises, staff, stationery, equipment, or other resources, except for incidental use for activities that concern the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice, or unless such additional use is permitted by law. 

If Judge Ochoa claims he is a family man, then he needs a new hobby and not look at naked litigants representing themselves and “like” the pictures.

This is an overt act he is doing and quite possibly using government equipment to do it.

When VIPI contacted Mr. Jason Stoffel, his response was “It is upsetting that we have elected officials that believe they are entitled to the position that they have and believe they are untouchable.

Although there was a ‘no endorsement’ for Clark County District Court Judge Family Division Department S race with Veterans In Politics International, despite VIPI endorsing Ochoa in 2010 when he was an attorney running for Department S (e.g. VIPI took the endorsement away since Ochoa has been a judge), it is up to the voters to make the correct choice that a change is needed in Department S. For those of you that believe in the Las Vegas Review Journal “Judging the Judges” a 64% rating with the Review Journal poll of how attorneys rate Judge Ochoa and if he should be retained is unacceptable.”

How in the world is the Dad in this custody litigation supposed to get a fair hearing when Judge Ochoa has seen the Mom in compromising positions?

Ochoa’s son Marcus works at the Crazy Horse 3 Adult Strip Club according to his public FaceBook page, does Ochoa visit this establishment on occasions?

Although any Judicial Officer has a duty to serve and preside over cases, it appears that what VIPI has discovered crosses the line.

Corrupt politicians like Judge Ochoa need to go.

It is a appalling if anyone defends Judge Ochoa for monetary reasons or personal favors!


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