On February 15, 2018, three volunteer advocates attempted to serve Judge Cynda Riggins-Unger with a noice of intent to recall petition. This was the fifth time in five years advocates served a Solano County Judge with a notice of intent to recall.
In a gross abuse of power, Unger summoned three police officers to block the advocates from serving her. Unger continued to dodge service until she was finally served a week later.
Following that debacle, Unger was reassigned to Criminal Court and promptly informally announced her retirement then began a prolonged vacation.
We are uncertain if Unger is formally retiring or planning to return to the bench.
Unger has been the source of much dissent and outrage over the years, being accused of gross and unrepentant bias against female litigants.
One of the most disturbing accusations against Unger is that of racketeering, and we’re going to explain how that came about.
Unger is married to Jon Unger, who practiced as an attorney until 2015 (Cal Bar#44374). Jon Unger maintained a law practice ,of which Cynda Unger claimed a marital asset community property share disclosed in California FPPC Form 700 filed 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.
As Cynda Unger is widely known to have a strong and unrelenting bias against female litigants in Family Court, a number of female litigants retained Jon Unger as counsel, which forced Cynda Unger to recuse herself due to a conflict of interest.
Unger is “allegedly” biased against female litigants, female litigants retain Husband, Unger recuses herself, Unger claims community property share of Husband’s business.
Hence the racketeering allegations.
Why has no one investigated this?
Advocates question how many litigants appeared before Unger, consequently retained her husband and forced her to recuse.
Just how much money was made from this?
The bigger question is when will those who have judicial authority begin to actually listen to female advocates instead of brushing them off as angry/upset women who are just mad about the outcome of their cases?
Isn’t it time these allegations are taken seriously?
Or does Solano County just prefer unethical Jurists?
Unger’s California FPPC Form 700s can be downloaded here: www.solanofamilies.org/unger700