The Alcoholics Anonymous Judge, Rogellio Flores, re: Karla Brada, Eric Allen Earle 

I felt this was a very important post that a blogger wrote on the opf. I am putting it here for you to see.

It addresses the issue that AA in NY has no culpability for what happens in AA here in California. I think those of us who were in AA a long time and understand the courts and drug court and H & I and PI and all AA service crap know that this is not true. We can see in the first paragraph what is really going on. He says it. I have highlighted the one phrase that nails it.

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Rogelio Flores is the judge that sentenced Erica Allen Earle, a violent convicted felon, to AA. Earle had been sentenced to AA by the judicial system a couple of dozen times and admitted to using it to pick of fragile women to take advantage of. After seducing Karla Brada and financial breaking her, Eric Earle beat her then later murdered her in a drunken rage.

Judge Flores was also an elected Class A trustee for the General Service Board of AA. Below is a historical account of Flores found on the AA website (it was also released to the press).

*Note that AA releases statements to the press when they have publicity worthy news, otherwise AA hides behind their anonymity and refuses to comment.

New Trustee Judge Rogelio Flores Sees A.A. as A Beacon of Hope for Alcoholic Offenders

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2007

The Hon. Rogelio R. Flores, L.L.D., J.D., a Superior Court judge in Santa Barbara, Calif., has been elected a Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous. “For several years now,” he says, “courts throughout the country have relied on a unique collaboration with A.A. to help individuals free themselves from the chains of the fatal disease of alcoholism. Some estimate that more than 80 percent of the 2 million prisoners in the United States are either alcoholics or were raised by alcoholic families. Like what came first, the chicken or the egg, what made them the way they are is often uncertain. But what is clear is that A.A. shines a light on the path to sobriety—and helps them to find freedom from fear and hopelessness in a whole new way of living.”


Adds Judge Flores: “I am honored to be a trustee of the Fellowship. Thanks to the vision of cofounders Bill W., Dr. Bob S. and others, A.A.’s Twelve Steps to recovery from alcoholism, along with its Traditions and Concepts, all ensure that the Fellowship will continue strong. I am committed to serving A.A. in any way I can.”

Judge Flores, who has lived in California since age 8, received his law degree from the UCLA School of Law. He began his legal career at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, then spent several years in private practice in his hometown of Santa Maria, Calif. He joined the Public Defender’s Office in 1986 and within a year was appointed as the first court commissioner for the North Santa Barbara County Municipal Court. In 1998 he was elevated to the superior court, where, he says, “it is not uncommon to see an alcoholic crying for help in front of the judge.”

Looking back on his trailblazing work in the field of alcoholism and substance abuse, Judge Flores recalls, “I hit the ground running. My interest was partly personal—shake any family tree, including mine, and I think you’ll find a alcoholic or two. But the more involved I became with alcoholics and other substance abusers in my work, the more interested and concerned I became.”

Today Judge Flores is assigned to various specialty courts, including the Substance Abuse Treatment Court in Santa Maria, and is a facilitator for the National Drug Court Institute. A past president of the Latino Judges of California, he is a faculty member of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev., where he has taught a course on domestic violence for the past seven years. Additionally, he served as a panelist at the national conferences of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals from 2004 through 2006, and in 2005 was a panelist at the A.A. International convention in Toronto, Canada, where he presented a workshop on how A.A. and the therapeutic courts cooperate. He belongs to both the National and California Associations of Drug Court Professionals. He and his wife, Arleen, a kindergarten teacher, have two grown children, Rogelio Jr., and Christina.

A.A.’s general service board is comprised of 14 alcoholic (Class B) trustees; and seven nonalcoholic (Class A) trustees—all of them highly respected professionals. From philosophy, organization and finance to public information, education and health care, their experience touches on vital aspects of A.A. world service.

…. Besides Judge Flores, the Class A board members include: Leonard M. Blumenthal, L.L.D. (chairman), retired CEO of the Alberta, Canada, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission; William D. Clark, M.D., retired medical director of the Addiction Resource Center in Brunswick, Maine; Ward B. Ewing, D.D., dean and president of The General Theological Seminary, New York City; Herbert I. Goodman, CEO of a Houston-based international corporation involved with petroleum products and conservation saving; Vincent E. Keefe, of Chicago, retired CEO of a large packaging corporation who presently serves on the boards of seven companies; and Jeanne S. Woodford, of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Sacramento.

Over the years, as Bill W. gratefully acknowledged, “our nonalcoholic trustees have given an incredible amount of time and effort; theirs has been a true labor of love.” *

*The A.A. Service Manual, p. S17

Media inquiries should be directed to:
Public Information Coordinator (212) 870-3119 or

District Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin Sentences Panthers’ Hardy to 3 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week! Really …

WHY? AN AA meeting is not a good place for a person with rage issues to go…period. He is a violent guy and should have spent time in jail. I hope this woman knows to stay away from him.

Panthers' Greg Hardy arrested on domestic abuse charge
Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and communicating threats charges Tuesday. (

Bond was set at $17,000 Wednesday morning for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, who was also ordered by a judge to attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence and communicating threats charges Tuesday.

The warrant in the case alleges Hardy threw the 24-year-old woman to the floor and bathtub and strangled her.

Hardy was released Wednesday.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) police, the alleged incident involving Hardy’s girlfriend occurred early Tuesday morning. Police responded to a call at 4:18 a.m. ET and the alleged victim said she was physically assaulted and threatened by Hardy.

Hardy claims he called 911 when the alleged victim would not leave. The woman identified as Nicole Holder said she had been drinking before the incident and has been in a relationship with Hardy since September 2013.

“Hardy picked me up and threw me into the tile tub area in his bathroom,” the formal complaint reads. “I have bruises from head to toe, including my head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs, elbow and feet. Hardy pulled me from the tub by my hair, screaming at me that he was going to kill me, break my arms and other threats that I completely believe.

“He drug me across the bathroom and out into the bedroom. Hardy choked me with both hands around my throat while I was lying on the floor. Hardy picked me up over his head and threw me onto a couch covered in assault rifles and/or shotguns. I landed on those weapons.”

Holder alleged that Hardy had 25 to 30 firearms in his apartment and that he “threatened to shoot me if I went to the media or reported his assaults to anyone.”

Hardy made no comment Wednesday, leaving the jail in a black tanktop and dark sunglasses without speaking to reporters.

“We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate,” the Panthers said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.

Hardy, selected by the Panthers in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, signed a franchise tag tender in March that would be worth $13.1 million for the 2014 season if the team is unable to sign him to a long-term extension before July 15.

The 25-year-old Hardy played in all 16 regular-season games for the Panthers last season and finished with 59 tackles and a team-record 15 sacks. In the past two seasons, Hardy has accounted for 26 sacks.