Surviving Brandon Flood

What Is All of This Drama Surrounding Former Pennsylvania’s top Pardons Administrator?

Mocha Moma
5 min readJan 8, 2022


In April 2019, nine years after being freed from prison himself, Brandon Flood was appointed the new Secretary of Pa Pardons Board by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, with a promising future of doing great work of giving more convicted felons clemency.

Over the past few weeks, there have been some accusations surrounding Brandon Flood that involve violence and abuse.

On December 9th, 2021 sources are saying there was a court hearing that took place where a now, 24-year-old victim, who was supposedly sexually involved with Flood for two years, was now bringing up charges against Flood for “mental and physical abuse” and “threatening to shoot her in the face”.

A Facebook post from a concerned citizen the day of the December 9th court hearing.

Sources from inside the courtroom say “when the court hearing started Flood didn't show up”.

The victim proceeded to plead her case and shared her evidence of the violent text Flood sent threatening to shoot her.

Sources say “the evidence was black and white”.

Judge McNally then leaves the bench and before the Judge returns, Flood appears in a video conference call on a TV screen, in a hospital bed, claiming to have been in the hospital for weeks, with heart problems, sources say.

Sources also said “the judge seemed to be on the victim's side before Flood showed up. However, once Flood showed up, and the judge returned, the Judge had a completely different attitude on the case, and apparently, the whole courtroom was wondering what happened”?

My question is, does Flood have that kind of power to sway a judge to change his mind on a case? If the victim has evidence in a text showing Flood threatened to shoot her, how can that be ignored? Or can the judge omit it from evidence as we’ve seen in other court cases before?



Mocha Moma

Award-winning poet. Author of Soul Not For Sale-The Poetic Publication. The Love Poet speaking out against Unhealthy Culture and its generational damage.