A confidential source has provided Sandrarose.com with documents that they say is definitive proof of a financial connection between the sitting judge of the bitterly contested Raymond vs Raymond case and one of Usher Raymond's attorneys.

As I told you earlier, gossip website TMZ reports that Tameka Foster-Raymond is planning an appeal of Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane's controversial ruling to award primary custody of her sons to her ex-husband, singer Usher Raymond.

Foster-Raymond cites "bias" in Friday's "unfair" ruling after she learned that the law firm representing Usher Raymond contributed $1,278 to Judge Lane's campaign. The law firm, Warner, Mayoue, Bates and Nolan also threw a reception for the judge that helped raised an additional $24,000 for the judge's re-election coffers.

John Mayoue was one of the attorneys who represented Raymond in the successful child custody case.

The Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct, describes the "basic minimal ethical requirements" of judicial conduct in the state of Georgia. And in order to meet the basic ethical requirements, judges and candidates are encouraged to "set up a campaign committee to raise and solicit contributions" to their individual campaigns.

A "Campaign contribution disclosure report" is required to be filed by all judges as part of the amended "Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Act of 2010". Judge Tipton Lane filed her Campaign Contribution Disclosure report, as required by law, in 2008 -- the same year she sought re-election to the Georgia Superior court, Atlanta circuit.

It wouldn't take a shrewd individual very long to locate that contribution disclosure report, and go over it with a fine tooth comb to find the name of an attorney who contributed a tidy sum to a judge's campaign.

Please note that Sandrarose.com is not accusing anyone of using any authority or leverage -- financial or otherwise -- to unduly influence the outcome of any particular court case.


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    • Bibi

      Well I'll be damned :tea:

    • NaijaGal

      :rofl: as Whitley's momma told Dwayne on the wedding day...I say to this story 'Die, just Die'

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea:

    • Trendsetter

      :tea:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :tea:

      hey BiBi :wave: what iT do??

    • Such A F’n Lady

      My question though is, why wait until a judgement has been rendered? Why wasn't this brought up in court and the judge asked to recuse herself? :thinks:

    • YSoSrs HuntyBooBooChile

      Hrm. :coffee:

    • Ms.Fashion

      NaijaGal says:

      as Whitley’s momma told Dwayne on the wedding day…I say to this story ‘Die, just Die’

      ___________

      THAT ISH WAS FUNNY!!! :lol:

    • http://www.scottwaypublishing.com 7_7_7_93_11

      I'm no expert in the legal field but it does sound like Usher had an unfair advantage. They might as well had've just slid her some cash out in the parking lot like Phaedra Parks does with her clients :thinking: :shrugs:

    • Bootcampgirl

      :cuss: no more of this... :cuss:
      Good question though, why wasn't this brought up earlier???

    • Ms.Fashion

      Such A F'n Lady says:

      My question though is, why wait until a judgement has been rendered? Why wasn’t this brought up in court and the judge asked to recuse herself?

      _____________

      Becaause an appeal is on its way...... :coffee:

    • Bibi

      :waves: @Luvn

      Doing better than Tameka right now...how was ur weekend?? Anything juicy happen :popcorn:

    • Such A F’n Lady

      NaijaGal says:

      as Whitley’s momma told Dwayne on the wedding day…I say to this story ‘Die, just Die’
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      I LOVE that episode! And when she says that! :yes:

    • NaijaGal

      so anybody else catch the preview of R&B Divas and see it's Babs (Da Band) who KeKe was losing her mind over?

    • Bootcampgirl

      Stupid question but, what does hrm mean??

    • Xena68

      Taken from PR

      Allegedly, Usher's bodyguard/fixer Elijah Shaw dug up (significant) information that aided Usher in his child custody battle. Shaw is the most powerful black (male) fixer in Hollywood/Atlanta/Miami/NY/Europe.

    • brwnbutafly

      I wonder how much Brock got paid? To say she didn't have the right to mourn her son...did she go on the trip to be a "spy" ? of money = EVIL

    • Such A F’n Lady

      Ms.Fashion says:

      Such A F’n Lady says:

      My question though is, why wait until a judgement has been rendered? Why wasn’t this brought up in court and the judge asked to recuse herself?

      _____________

      Becaause an appeal is on its way……
      _______________________

      But, if I had known some chit like that and I was in a custody battle I would have asked to have the judge removed. There would have been no need for an appeal.

    • luVn_liFe…

      BiBi :lol: I'm Doing better than Meka too :D

      Nah nothing interesting AT ALL Isacc kept us inside all weekend but damn sure didnt keep us from work today!! :mad:

    • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

      It wasnt brought up earlier cuz this isnt uncommon. Much ado about nothing

    • dancerbee93

      :blink: Check and MATE

    • Such A F’n Lady

      NaijaGal says:

      so anybody else catch the preview of R&B Divas and see it’s Babs (Da Band) who KeKe was losing her mind over?
      ____________________________

      What day does that come on? Did I miss it again?

    • Bootcampgirl

      NaijaGal says:

      so anybody else catch the preview of R&B Divas and see it’s Babs (Da Band) who KeKe was losing her mind over?
      ____________
      :stop: what now!!!

    • Trendsetter

      NaijaGal says:

      so anybody else catch the preview of R&B Divas and see it’s Babs (Da Band) who KeKe was losing her mind over?

      _________________________

      say what?

    • http://youtube.com/watch?v=ntMXXpTATJo I Go There

      :lol:

      And the beat goes on I guess...

      Guess its like Moving Moutains huh Ursh?

      How was everyones weekend

    • luVn_liFe…

      XeNa i read that too
      i guess if that is true about finding all kinds of stuff.We will hear about it

    • Bibi

      @Luvn

      There's always some man ruining everything :lol: :rofl:

    • Native New Yorker

      Meka is full of it just like the recording that we never heard the one that would be certain to have this verdict reconsidered. Fight with actions like usher did instead of putting out bad publicity and drawing negative attention to your personal life and business. How many statements has usher made regarding the case? The public can't help her so y invite them into your business? N honestly I think even if there was another judge presiding over the case the ruling would've still been the same. Not saying ursh isn't playing dirty but Tameka is hanging herself and making it easier for him

    • Trendsetter

      Good Morning Igo :hi:

      Weekend was pretty ok...how about yours?

    • Ms.Fashion

      Such A F'n Lady says:

      Ms.Fashion says:

      Such A F’n Lady says:

      My question though is, why wait until a judgement has been rendered? Why wasn’t this brought up in court and the judge asked to recuse herself?

      _____________

      Becaause an appeal is on its way……
      _______________________

      But, if I had known some chit like that and I was in a custody battle I would have asked to have the judge removed. There would have been no need for an appeal.

      ____________
      Right. That's common sense to us.

      This case is going to be everlasting..... :coffee:

    • Trendsetter

      Usher will still get the kids....

    • Ms.Fashion

      I Go There says:

      And the beat goes on I guess…

      Guess its like Moving Moutains huh Ursh?

      How was everyones weekend

      __________

      Yes it does Damn it!! Feel like I was there!!! :blink:

    • Xena68

      @ Luvn I bet a lot of things will not see the light of day when millions are involved

    • luVn_liFe…

      Bibi says:
      There’s always some man ruining everything
      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
      Isnt that the Truth

    • Bootcampgirl

      :boobs: @IGO, nothing major, still residing on the gosh darn dry island...

    • NaijaGal

      F'N LADY - it comes on tonight at 9 central on tv1...yup they showed a clip where KeKe was going crazy cause some girl brought her husband to piece of paper...chick is Babs from making the band...I died...KeKe's crazy is on a whole 'nother level

      *although men do cheat down* :lol:

    • Renee

      It's on now!! Usher appears to be spiteful and vindictive. She didn't have any child rearing issues with her other three kids. I wouldn't be surprised if Usher mother was behind this whole sole custody mission.

    • Milky

      @naija Yeah i saw that she's not going to be happy until she find herself in jail for attempted murder.

    • Bootcampgirl

      aijaGal says:

      F’N LADY – it comes on tonight at 9 central on tv1…yup they showed a clip where KeKe was going crazy cause some girl brought her husband to piece of paper…chick is Babs from making the band…I died…KeKe’s crazy is on a whole ‘nother level

      *although men do cheat down*
      __________________
      Shat, that was Babs? I didn't even recognize her...

    • luVn_liFe…

      Tyler perrys studio's on Fire Again??

    • sassyshe

      Such A F'n Lady says:

      My question though is, why wait until a judgement has been rendered? Why wasn’t this brought up in court and the judge asked to recuse herself
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Exactly it is a lawyer's job to know the judge presiding over a case. Honestly as everyone is saying Im over this ish cause if your attorney was doing his/her job then they would have put this out there before or used this as their ace in the hole. If it was not used then it means it had no influence over the case

    • LuvKaya

      so if it was disclosed, then Tamkea hired lazy lawyers. All the info is on public record right?

      I think the verdict was fair.

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=72503781 yanibunny02

      It did kinda surprise me that Usher would get full custody of the kids..now this explains why hmmmmmm :think:

    • KayCeiSoul

      :hi: Good Morning everyone.

      This is the new news still?
      This must be pretty groundbreaking in ATL. :coffee:

    • Iheart

      This is still news? :shrugs:

    • NaijaGal

      luVn_liFe... says:

      Tyler perrys studio’s on Fire Again??
      ==================
      Insurance payout #YOLO...I kid I kid...hope no one was injured

    • Ms.Fashion

      luVn_liFe... says:

      Tyler perrys studio’s on Fire Again??

      ________________________

      :blink: Is the studio built on top of HELL???

    • Bootcampgirl

      :waves: KayC & iheart

    • sassyshe

      NaijaGal says:

      F’N LADY – it comes on tonight at 9 central on tv1…yup they showed a clip where KeKe was going crazy cause some girl brought her husband to piece of paper…chick is Babs from making the band…I died…KeKe’s crazy is on a whole ‘nother level

      *although men do cheat down*
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Correct me if Im wrong but wasnt Babs into women? Keke needs to do her homework

    • cheeks8683

      so anybody else catch the preview of R&B Divas and see it’s Babs (Da Band) who KeKe was losing her mind over?
      ____________
      what now!!!
      __________________________________________

      Where can I find the first episode at? I think I'm about to jump on the bandwagon

    • NaijaGal

      @SASSY nah alwys thought Babs was a hood chick into hood dudes but I could be wrong :shrug:

    • KDub

      Because I am nosey I am going to go Google that address...in that document

      *the repressed reporter in meh*

    • Iheart

      Hey Boot :hugs:

    • NaijaGal

      CHEEKS - you can see it on tv1's website

    • Bibi

      :lol: Damn @MS.Fashion :waves: Btw..

    • sassyshe

      KayCeiSoul says:

      Good Morning everyone.

      This is the new news still?
      This must be pretty groundbreaking in ATL.

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      i have no idea why they acting like it is. Georgia is a shared state, one of the few where men pay little to nothing for child support and has physical custody of their kids

    • Trendsetter

      Ms.Fashion says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      Tyler perrys studio’s on Fire Again??

      ________________________

      Is the studio built on top of HELL???

      _____________________________________

      :dead:

    • Iheart

      :dead: @ Kdub's nosey ass :rofl: *whispers* let us know what you find :wink:

    • Such A F’n Lady

      How the HEYUL does one remember that chick Babs? I can't for the life of me remember what she looks like without having to google her. :shrugs:

      Can she be found on Google? Has she done anything since leaving 'The Band'? :thinks:

    • LuvKaya

      KeKe not crazy (or is she??? to early to tell?)

      But she is definitely insecure.

    • Trendsetter

      I didn't know that was Babs....

    • cougar lover

      i mean politicians do it for companies with a substantial amount of lobbying dollars, to have bills either enacted or rescinded in their favor, once a candidate they back enter office.

      i got a question tho, once you give up your paretal rights, why do you still have to financially support that situation?

    • Iheart

      Morning errryones :waves:

    • Such A F’n Lady

      Oh yeah, thanks Naija!

    • NaijaGal

      IHEART :hug:

    • Trendsetter

      LuvKaya says:

      KeKe not crazy (or is she??? to early to tell?)

      But she is definitely insecure.

      ______________________________

      Keke is certified crazy

    • luVn_liFe…

      Ms.Fashion says:
      Is the studio built on top of HELL???
      ~ ~~ ~~ ~

      :dead:

    • Trendsetter

      Morning Iheart :waves:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :newpost: on CMilians bathing suit line :|

    • KDub

      Tyler perrys studio’s on Fire Again??

      --------------------------------
      Shemar Moore Shark Mouf'd azz is still pist over that cornrow wig from the first movie huh?

    • Such A F’n Lady

      KDub says:

      Because I am nosey I am going to go Google that address…in that document

      *the repressed reporter in meh*
      ____________________________

      :rofl: I did the exact same thing. I just wasn't gonna say nuthin. Didn't want y'all thinkin I was a stalker or anything like that.

    • Iheart

      LuvKaya says:

      KeKe not crazy (or is she??? to early to tell?)

      But she is definitely insecure.

      ___________

      Day heyul if she ain't crazy :blink: She stabbed her first hubby with a steak knife cause he cheated. In my book, that makes that bish Cray-Cray! :chase: < Keke & first hubby

    • cheeks8683

      luVn_liFe… says:

      Tyler perrys studio’s on Fire Again??

      ________________________

      Is the studio built on top of HELL???

      _____________________________________

      someone did not get their check :coffee: #hushmoney

    • MZ_CARAM3L74

      @ Bibi,that gravi got me :rofl:

    • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

      6 months since treyvon martin been killed. When the hell is that trial?

    • NaijaGal

      LuvKaya says:

      KeKe not crazy (or is she??? to early to tell?)

      But she is definitely insecure
      =====================
      ummmmmmm she stabbed her first husband and then tried to minimize it but saying it wasn't a big knife :huh:

      @F'N LADY - I have a very good memory...I store unimportant ish like that...I remember how they all looked...where's DY-LON...and that Sarah chick was a mediocre KeKe cause she too stabbed her husband

    • Iheart

      @Naija, Have you seen pics of that Sarah chic recently? That bish :boobs: are the size of her head! She looks turrible :no: To much plastic surgery

    • Native New Yorker

      :applause: spongebobfan

    • Ms.Fashion

      Bibi says:

      Damn @MS.Fashion Btw..

      ______________

      HEY HONEY!!!! :waves:

    • NaijaGal

      IHEART - :yes: listening to her wanna be Ike husband done fcuked her up...won't be surprised if she starts doing porn

    • Bibi

      Shemar Moore Shark Mouf’d azz is still pist over that cornrow wig from the first movie huh?

      :lol: :rofl: :waves: @Kdub

      @MzCaramel

      Tickling isn't it?? :lol:

    • LuvKaya

      LOL at every one saying KEKE crazy.

      well Imma listen to you ladies cause I just started watching the show and don't have much background about KEKE.

    • http://youtube.com/watch?v=ntMXXpTATJo I Go There

      Trendsetter says:

      Good Morning Igo

      Weekend was pretty ok…how about yours?

      ___________________________________

      it was good... Didnt do to much
      Almost got hit on my bike... but other than that... all good.

    • Lovely One

      @ Such A F'n Lady says:

      My question though is, why wait until a judgement has been rendered? Why wasn’t this brought up in court and the judge asked to recuse herself?
      -------------------------------------------------
      (1) She wants to expose Usher's shady ways of hiring a lawyer that has a relationship with the judge
      (2) And his people (lawyers, judges) being just as shady to not recuse themselves from the case.

      :coffee:

    • free

      $1200 though?

    • free

      brwnbutafly says: I wonder how much Brock got paid? To say she didn’t have the right to mourn her son…did she go on the trip to be a “spy” ? of money = EVIL

      *******************************

      that broad is STRANGE. i mean, she's godmother to the FIRST son and kile, meaning she goes WAY back with meke. i don't deal with too many women in my life. ursh may have been screwing her too.

      however, did ursh pay EVERYBODY in this trial or is something really wrong with meke?

    • WalkingKontradiction

      As far as this goes, it's not illegal nor unethical for lawyers or a law firm to contribute to a judge's campaign committee. The legal network is a tight one and you cannot restrict a lawyer's right to contribute, as long as the judge doesn't receive cash DIRECTLY. Tameka would have had a hell of a time getting this judge recused just based on a campaign contribution.

      In case anyone wanted to know.....lol

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      luVn_liFe… says:

      Tyler perrys studio’s on Fire Again??

      ________________________

      Ms.Fashion says:

      Is the studio built on top of HELL???
      __________________

      :rofl:

    • WalkingKontradiction

      @Lovelyone the judge wouldn't have had to recuse herself, judicial code of ethics says campaign contributions isn't enough to warrant conflict of interest....

    • chocogirl29

      They didn't want her to recuse herself because now the defense knows the entire case and can also use this info in the appeal the underhanded lengths that Usher will go to. I don't agree at all with a mother being ripped from her children for these asinine reasons. THIS is ri freaking diculous........BUT they will both pay later in life with children FULL of resentment. SOOOO I hope money can make that right!!!!MOST often it doesn't though.....IM soooooo on usher strike he couldn't sing the Target back to school song to me right now!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Daisy

      @Chocogirl :cosign: I don't even have kids yet but I will never think its cute or ok to take kids from the mother if she is not abusing the kids (documented not hearsay)/on drugs or not allowing the father to see them which Tameka was doing NONE of. Everybody who agrees will agree until their kids are being taken away :coffee:

      I am still praying for Tameka. Usher is bish made.