Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement
Judicial Corruption Follows Richard Fine, Still Imprisoned Without A Hearing In Solitary Confinement In California
Although Fine has never been charged or convicted of a crime he was jailed following an attempt to disqualify Judge David P. Yaffe from sitting on a case where he had accepted payments from a party ot the case.
JUDGE ADMITS CONFLICT IN COURT TESTIMONY
Los Angeles, CA Although Fine has never been charged or convicted of a crime he was jailed following an attempt to disqualify Judge David P. Yaffe from sitting on a case where he had accepted payments from a party ot the case. The fact that Judge Yaffe refused to step down from the case and instead presided on the case where he himself was invovled and then ordered Fine to jail has been verified by the Judge's own Court Testimony citing the conflict, and stating that he was "troubled" by the fact that he was being called as a witness in Fine's contempt case where he himself was sitting as the judge.
ATTORNEY PERSISTS AGAINST COURT CORRUPTION
Here is an exclusive Full Disclosure Network five minute video update on developments in the Richard I Fine "coercive confinement" case. Appearing in the video is Professor Daniel Henry Gottlieb, who reads from the court transcript and Leslie Dutton providing a summary of the developments.
DUE PROCESS & CIVIL RIGHTS THREATENED
Richard I. Fine, holds a PhD in International Law, and a former U S Department of Justice Anti-Trust attonrey who became a successful Taxypayer Advocate. He has been representing himself from his jail cell in the notorious L. A. County Central Men's Jail which has been described as "worse than Gitmo" where the U. S. government has held convicted terrorists. The video covers abuse of court procedures and the failure of Civil Lilbertarians organizations to come forward in defense of the Constitutional right to "Due Process" and "Civil Rights" in America.
ATTORNEY PLANS TO WIN HIS FREEDOM
Described in the video are the circumstances that led up to Dr. Richard Fine's decision to keep on fighting from his jail cell even after the Supreme Court refused to consider the illegal payments made to Judge David Yaffe who ordered Fine held indefinitely in contempt of court following Fine's exposing the court's corruption. Confident in his moral position Fine remains in jail and dedicated to what he believes is a moral and principled position.
Update: Jailed Attorney Richard Fine's Judge Confirmed Conflicts In Court Testimony (Video 5 min)
L A POLITICAL PRISONER RICHARD FINE TREATED WORSE THAN TERRORISTS AT GITMO
U S SUPREME COURT AVOIDS JUDICIAL CORRUPTION ISSUE
Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil.....
In the Court
The U S Supreme Court twice denied a hearing to court corruption fighter and jailed attorney Richard I. Fine (Fine vs L A County Sheriff Leroy Baca Case No. 09-A827 and No. 09-1250)
During a four week period from April 26 to May 24, 2010 the Supreme Court denied Fine's two appeals without comment indicating the Supreme Court and all the lower courts all are disposed to ignore a long held U S Supreme Court precendent that signals major shift away from he Constitutional Right to "Due Process" and Civil Liberties.
In the case IN RE FARR, where in 1974 Justice William O Douglas limited to five days the time that a person can be held in solitary "coercive confinement" for civil contempt of court. Fine has been held in those conditions since March 4, 2009.
Background Links On This Case:
Why Did Judge Yaffe Seek a Lawyer ?
AG Jerry Brown Ignores Judicial Crimes
AG OPINION & IMMUNITY CLAUSE MISSING IN ACTION
Los Angeles, CA The Full Disclosure Network has been investigating California Senate Bill SBX2 11 that was enacted into law on February 20, 2009 and became part of Government Code Sections 68220-222 on May 21, 2009. This controversial bill signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, was intended to legalize "Double Benefits" for Judges by the county governments.
NO DEBATE BUT LOTS OF SECRECY
There was no debate or public scrutiny of the bill prior to the vote. These county payments to Judges were ruled illegal in an appellate court decision in a case brought by the Judicial Watch organization in Sturgeon v. County of Los Angeles that held the Judges who are State employees were not entitled to "double benefits" from the county due to a Constitutional Provision that Judges Salaries and benefits are to be set by the legislature and cannot be delegated.
WHY MISSING PARAGAPHS ON CRIMINAL IMMUNITY?
Most notably three important paragraphs in SBX2 11 were missing from Government Code Sections 68220, 68221,68222. These paragraphs included the most critical and controversial part of the bill, being that California Judges and county government officials were given retroactive immunity from criminal prosecution and civil liability for crimes committed prior to May 21, 2009. What the bill doesn't say is what happens to the crimes committed after May 21st 2009? Is criminal behavior for government officials now legal?
CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR NOW LEGAL FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS?
"This bill would provide that no governmental entity, or officer or employee of a governmental entity, shall incur any liability or be subject to prosecution or disciplinary action because of benefits provided to a judge under the official action of a governmental entity prior to the effective date of the bill on the ground that those benefits were not authorized under law. "
MISSING PARAGRAPHS = CONFUSION FOR COURT & COUNTY?
Why were these paragraphs missing? What impact does this have on conferring immunity for past crimes and future crimes? On September 9, 2009 Full Disclosure began to seek answers from the author of Senate SBX2 11 Senate Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg, the California Judicial Council who apparently wrote the bill, and California Attorney General Jerry Brown whose job it is to prosecute criminal acts of public officials.
ATTORNEY GENERAL & JUDICIAL COUNCIL MUM
So far we have received answers to our questions from Senator Steinberg's spokesman, Jim Evans. We received a brief note from the Judicial Council Legislative staff basically concurring with Steinberg's office and NO response from the Attorney General, the Department of Justice or their Press Office. We sent a copy of our request to the Attorney General's "Opinion" supervisor Susan Lee, who wrote "we do not provide opinions to the public, only to elected officials".
ATTNY GENERAL OPINION SCUTTLED: Opinion Request Withdrawn May 31, 2009
09-401 (April 1, 2009)
Requested By: Commission on Judicial Performance
Assigned To: Deputy Attorney General Marc J. Nolan
*1) Does the legislature have the authority to enact legislation that purports to preclude the commission from disciplining California superior court judges for authorizing supplemental compensation to be paid to themselves from public funds and/or receiving that supplemental compensation, on the ground that such benefits were or are not authorized by law?
2) Does section 2 of SB(x2) 11 (a) simply identify which judges are permitted as of the effective date of SB 11 to continue receiving supplemental compensation from the effective date forward, on the terms and conditions in effect on July 1, 2008, or (b) retroactively authorize all or some portion of supplemental compensation provided by counties to judges, or to judges by the judges themselves, so long as it was being provided as of July 1, 2008?
3) Has the Legislature adequately prescribed the supplemental compensation purportedly authorized by SB(x2) 11?
The above was posted on the DOJ website 4-1-09 and withdrawn 5-31-09
WHY NO ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION?
Full Disclosure Network asked Senator Pro-Tem Steinberg's Spokesman Jim Evans to clarify some points regarding SBX2 11. Here are all the questions and answers (in a PDF file format) posed concerning SBX2 11. Basically, we were told the Senator (author) did not request an Attorney General opinion and when asked if they would seek one, the answer was "no" it is not necessary. Below is one of the many questions we asked about the retroactive criminal immunity.
Is there any immunity covering present payments(to Judges by counties) of supplemental benefits which occur under the first paragraph (Government Code Section 68220) commencing as of May 21, 2009, the effective date of SBX2 11? I have read that the immunity to be retroactive only and not applying to the present benefits because of the use of the words "prior to" the enactment date.
The immunity clause applies retroactively only. There's no need to apply it prospectively because the statute makes lawful that which everyone in the world thought was already legal before the Sturgeon decision. (Jre)
BREAKING NEWS DEVELOPMENT
A complaint was filed with California Attorney General Jerry Brown's office on September 14, 2009 by former Anti-Trust Attorney Richard I. Fine is seeking prosecution of Superior Court Judges and government officials who have participated in the receipt of illegal payments from public funds, which he estimates at approximately $300 million, without disclosure while sitting on cases involving County government. Mr. Fine, who has been sitting in solitary coercive confinement in the L. A . County Central Men's Jail, prepared the complaint using the top of his bunk bed as a desk, citing the Penal Codes from memory. After 45 years as a practicing attorney with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. and private practice, he holds a Ph.D. in International Law.
JAILED INDEFINITELY AFTER CHALLENGING THE JUDGE
Fine was sentenced indefinitely for Civil Contempt of Court by Judge David Yaffe, whom he alleges testified in court on December 22, 2008 that he had received the illegal "benefits" (payments) from the County and had failed to disclose to litigants in Court and on his Economic Disclosure Form 700. Mr. Fine had attempted to disqualify Judge Yaffee from the case before him (Marina Strand Colony II Homeowners Association v. County of Los Angeles.) Fine has appealed for release from jail, all the way up to the U S Ninth Circuit Court, where a hearing is expected to be scheduled; however, there is no indication it may be soon.
FULL DISCLOSURE VIDEO LINKS:"the news behind the news" ON CORRUPTION
Judical Watch On Court Corruption
"L A Times Misses The Mark"