Sunday, April 13, 2008

Is The Federal Justice System Fair?: Part 3-4 Cable Series preview (5 min)

Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network® presents Part 3 and 4 of an exclusive cable series examining the awesome challenge faced by defendants who have been indicted in the Federal Justice system. These programs are part of an on-going series covering Federal prosecutions involving high profile defendants and public figures. Watch the full shows as follows:

L.A. CABLE CHANNEL 36 (Online preview 5 min here)
Sunday 4-13-08 Part Three 8 p.m. Part Four 8:30 p.m.
Monday 4-14-08 Part Three 4 p.m. Part Four 4:30 p.m.

  • OC Sheriff Mike Carona says at the outset he believes the Federal Court system is fair.
  • Former Federal Prosecutor Jan L. Handzlik who is a partner in the lawfirm of Howery, LLP, describes how the Federal Process is designed to work but points out some of the pitfalls and loopholes that often take place.
  • Mark H. Allenbaugh, a former Staff Attorney with the U. S. Sentencing Guidelines Commission and now a Partner with the Lawfirm of Allenbaugh & Samini, LLP, details how Federal sentences are so intimidating that 95 to 97 percent of all defendants end up pleading guilty and many agree to testify against other defendants to gain a lesser sentence.
  • Allenbaugh and Anthony Patchett (former Special Assistant L.A. District Attorney)noted that it is not unusual for defendants who plead innocent are then found guilty of crimes not related to their indictments. i.e. (perjury, obstructing justice, etc.) as it is too difficult for the prosecutors to prove their case on initial charges.
  • According to the experts, defendants who plead guilty are also forced to waive their right to appeal overly harsh sentences.

Since 1992 the Full Disclosure Network® has been produced by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston and is featured on 45 cable systems and the Internet. In 2002 the Full Disclosure® special series “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism” was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

LAPD, Feds Confused Over Illegals & Special Order 40: Exclusive Video Here (9 min)

Los Angeles, CA. — Full Disclosure Network® exposes the conflict between the Federal and State Justice systems over the “Special Order 40” policy and the names used to describe illegal immigrants, in a free video news blog.
This 9 min video is available on demand and features United States Attorney Debra Yang(2004) describing what the meaning of the word "status" is, as it relates to illegal immigrants working as security at Los Angeles International Airport.
Describing LAPD policy regarding illegal immigrants are :
LA Police Commission Presidents,
Rick Caruso (2003),
Edith Perez( 1998)
David Cunningham, III (2004)
LAPD Chief Bernard Parks (1998-2001)
INS District Director Richard Rogers. (1995)
Exclusive audiotaped messages (1998) from
Geri Ann Haslit L. A. County Superior Court and
Sandy Gibbons, Spokesperson for the L.A. County District Attorney

The video reveals the conflicts and differences of policy when using the words “undocumented, aliens, immigrants and person “out of status.”

The Full Disclosure® Video News Blog is moderated by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and demonstrates, with video clips, the dilemma faced by Federal and local law enforcement officials when implementing the “don’t-ask, don’t-tell” LAPD policy known as Special Order 40.

Video clips used in the Full Disclosure® Video News Blog were taken from full length interviews with law enforcement over the past sixteen years that have been featured on 45 cable systems and the internet website at

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Communism's Deadly Effect: Two Views of Hungary

Los Angeles, CA What impact did the many years of Soviet Communist occupation of Hungary have on the culture and society? The Full Disclosure Network® presents a nine minute video preview from a two-part series entitled “Communism’s Deadly Effects” featuring the strikingly different experience of two prominent Hungarians; one who fled to the United States as a child with his family in 1956 and one who remained and became a part of the Soviet regime that occupied Hungary.

His Excellency András Simonyi, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States from 2004-2007 and Thomas Kállay, a prominent U. S. Attorney are featured in this series providing a glimpse into why they chose their opposite paths and examining their reasons for doing so.

Here are a few points made in this series that features historical video clips of secret police legions, armed “Freedom Fighters” performing maneuvers during the six days of freedom in 1956 prior to being crushed by Soviet tanks in response to the uprising:

  • Ambassador András Simonyi, tells Full Disclosure he longed for Democracy even though he remained in Hungary and that his role as a leader of KISZ a Soviet Communist youth organization and foreign minister for the Soviet regime was not a big deal.
  • Thomas Kállay describes the devastating effect of the Communist occupation by citing the death of creativity in Hungary following the 1956 uprising and Soviet reprisals.

This series is to be featured on 45 cable systems starting April 14, 2008. A complete listing of channels and airtimes, by community can be found from this link.