Complaint / review text:
Michael Carrico owned a bar and restaurant across the street from the Bankruptcy Court. When he contracted AIDS, in 1996, he filed for relief in the Bankruptcy Court, initially under Chapter 13 then later converted to Chapter 7. Michael tried to sell his liquor license; the Trustee lied to Judge Caldwell who believed him then seized the money the buyer had paid his attorney to acquire the license leaving the Trustee with the license and the buyer's money.
The 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is inapplicable in Judge Caldwell's courtroom as the couple found out 5 years later. Michael tried to prove in the District Court that Judge Caldwell is a crook but the District Court judge threw out the case without hearing any evidence. Then Judge Caldwell disqualified Michael's attorney and left him without representation.