What was done? During my testimony in court I testified that I had sent a letter to Amy Newman because after the loan had been approved and the monies calculated for escrow, the company where I am the COO received a garnishment order 3 days before the date the money was due in court and now additional money was to be deducted from my paycheck. The problem was that the title company and the bank had issues to resolve. One, how much was taken from my paycheck; and two, the garnishment on my pay brought me outside the criteria for qualification to get the loan.
I testified that the money was placed in escrow by the title company, and that all I was looking for was a number that took into consideration of all the issues including the money in transit from the garnishment. The title company also offered to pay $11,500 immediately and the balance when all monies were accounted for and the final orders issued. During my explanation to the court, Judge Thomas P. Rodgers said and I quote "I have heard enough. I know what this case is all about."
At this point I already knew the outcome of the case. I would be ordered to pay an amount that would be inaccurate and whatever figure Judge Thomas P. Rodgers' non-existent heart decided.
Instead, Judge Thomas P. Rodgers and Amy Newman decided to add insult to injury, and without any accounting to determine an accurate payoff amount, and even after Amy Newman admitted that she had one figure, Domestic Relations had another figure, and then--just to rub it in my face--Judge Thomas P. Rodgers had his own figure which was $90.00 different from Amy Newman's figure, Judge Thomas P. Rodgers ordered the wrong payment (with no consideration for payments not applied or any order to resolve the matter of the garnishment payments not posted) forthwith, and that I be placed in jail until payment is made.
I guess Judge Thomas P. Rodgers figured that if I am in prison I would come up with any payment amount his heart desires, right or wrong, to get out of jail. My problem is that I did not know that extortion had become legal. Stupid me. See if you are off by a $1000.00 at the settlement of your home you can leave, you have that choice, but not so in the Court House of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in front of Judge Thomas P. Rodgers.
With that, they handcuffed me and placed me in jail. I was given a one-minute phone call prior to be carted off to my day in jail, where I was given lice, had to take a TB shot with a needle whose sterility is suspect, and had women watch me pee--and I got to watch them pee in a jail that was overcrowded by about 300 to 400 (hundred) people.
How and why did this happen?