On June 12, 2014, Bill Scheidler filed his motion and claims to intervene in a custody battle between Child Protective Services and Luis Ewing. The claim alleges ‘misrepresentations’ during the course of the proceedings by Peter Kay, Esq., WSBA 24331, Office of the Attorney General.
Our judicial system demands lawyers adhere to the highest standards of ‘Truth and Honor’. When the conduct of a lawyer violates these principles, justice is obstructed. And when a family is on the verge of being separated by a government entity the level of harm that such dishonesty can cause is unimaginable. I chose to file to intervene because I feel it is my duty as a citizen to rise up when an injustice is occurring by the conduct of Pete Kay of the WA State Attorney General’s office.
At the center of the custody case is the following issue as presented by Luis Ewing, the father of the children. He says,
Pursuant to a plea bargain conducted by an Incompetent Kitsap County Public Defender, Navajo Indian Katherine West pled guilty to a charge without being fully informed of all her rights and the all the available options and was coerced into signing a CPS Safety Plan without being told that she was signing over Custody of her three (3) Native American Indian sons, unknowingly and without my consent as required by Indian Law.
The trial is in Kitsap Superior Court and Judge Kevin Hull is the presiding judge.