Wow! ALJ Elving L. Torres, who is one of the bottom-ranked judges for approving Social Security disability claims, has no problem using the handicapped parking permits of the disabled for his convenience. Torres, in rank-order of disability claims approval is near the bottom at 27 percent—I wonder if he’s the judge that “dismissed” my “non-claim”?
Administrative Law Judge Elving L. Torres may feel that he’s entitled to abuse his position—Administrative Law Judge Elving L. Torres may feel that he is above the law—Administrative Law Judge Elving L. Torres may enjoy abusing people who are handicapped. Or, he may not—
Administrative Law Judge Elving L. Torres appears to use the law when it works to HIS advantage. For example, when asked to comment on his illegal use of a handicapped parking permit he stated,
I work for a federal agency…I can’t speak to you without approval…
Bill DeBardelaben, with the Region IV of the Social Security Administration “confirmed that Torres is not supposed to speak to the media…”
This is really interesting—Judge Torres violates the law, and then hides behind it when it’s convenient for HIM. Judge Torres you are not supposed to park illegally in a handicapped space. Judge Torres, you should not park in a handicapped space without approval. You can’t park in a handicapped space unless you are legally authorized by a physician.
That’s right! The ALJ who could be deciding your disability claim illegally used the handicapped permit of another person to park his car—here’s the Tampa Bay Times report, Handicapped parking space filled by judge The problem: The placard on the dashboard of his Mercedes was issued to an 86-year-old woman.
According to state law, anyone who “fraudulently obtains or unlawfully displays” a handicapped placard while parking in a handicapped space while not transporting its owner can be found guilty of a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
And where is Michael W. Grochowski in all this? Well, this judge is STILL THERE—after abusing a handicapped parking permit and being at the bottom range of claim approvals at the St. Petersburg Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
I’m not even going to go to the question of the use of a Virginia license plate on his personally owned vehicle. Amazing—