Friday, July 16, 2010

Richard Fine: Judge Yaffe Admits "Fraud Upon The Court" In Contempt Case



RICHARD FINE'S LETTER WITH DOCUMENTS
July 15, 2010
United States Supreme Court
One First Street NE
Washington D.C.
Case No. 09-1250

Enclosed herewith please find a copy of a July 13, 2010 L.A. Superior Court Minute Order filed in the U.S. District Court by the L.A. Superior Court and Judge Yaffe in Case No. CV-09-1914 JFW (CW) in Opposition to Petitioner’s Motion to Vacate the Denial of the Petition for Writ of Habeus Corpus. View Copy Fine's of letter

The July 13, 2010 Minute Order confirms:

  • Judge Yaffe deliberately made false statements in his March 27, 2008 Order
    that referenced and relied upon a March 18, 2008 Order that did not exist

  • Yaffe's false statements made the March 27, 2008 Order a nullity as it relied entirely on a non-existent March 18, 2008 Order.

  • Yaffe's deliberate false statements were made to fraudulently induce any subsequent court to rely upon such false statements and base its judgment upon such false statements.

The U.S. District Court, in turn, relied upon the March 27, 2008 Order as a basis for its judgment. The U.S. District Court found at page 19, lines 7-15 (SER 0242) of the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, adopted by the U.S. District Court, that “Fine” did not have standing to file a disqualification against Judge Yaffe. The July 13, 2010 Minute Order shows this conclusion to be false.

The U.S. District Court also falsely stated that the March 27, 2008 Order struck both the March 25, 2008 Notice of Disqualification and the March 25, 2008 Code of Civil Procedure section 170.3 Objection to Judge Yaffe (Id., lines 14-15). The March 27, 2008 Order only mentioned the March 25, 2008 Notice of Disqualification and did not mention the March 25, 2008 CCP section 170.3 Objection to Judge Yaffe.

A handwritten note on the March 25, 2008 Notice of Disqualification by Connie L. Hudson, the Deputy Clerk, shows this to be the document stricken as ordered by the March 27, 2008 Order (SER 0083).

The July 13, 2010 Minute Order refers to a March 20, 2008 Minute Order as the actual document striking the February 19, 2008 “Motion to Disqualify L.A. Superior Court Judges Receiving Money from L.A. County.” Such March 20, 2008 Minute Order (SER 0077-0078) did not give any valid ground for striking in the four grounds that were set forth in the Minute Order. The February 19, 2008 Motion was not vitiated by the March 20, 2008 Minute Order as, (1) it was not directed at all judges of the superior court, only those who had received payments from L.A. County, a party to the case (Judge Yaffe had not disclosed whether he had received such payments as of February 19, 2008); (2) it was not a motion for reconsideration; and (3) it was not a CCP section 170.3 Objection as it was not directed to a single judge as the L.A. Superior Court judges who had received payments from L.A. County had previously transferred a case out of L.A. County as shown in the case of Sturgeon v. County of Los Angeles, LASC Case No. BC 351286 as set forth in the February 19, 2008 motion (SER 0047).

The March 25, 2008 Notice of Disqualification was based upon the March 20, 2008 Minute Order. (SER 0083-0084.) It showed that if Judge Yaffe believed the February 19, 2008 Motion to be a CCP section 170.3 Objection to him personally, he was bound under the law to strike the motion within ten days of filing. He did not do such and waited until 30 days later consequently causing his disqualification.

IMPACT OF JUDGE YAFFE'S FALSE STATEMENTS:

In summary, 28 months or approximately two and one-fourth years after the March 27, 2008 Order, Judge Yaffe has finally admitted that he deliberately made false statements in his March 27, 2008 Order. Judge Yaffe’s admission of the false statements is crucial to the Habeas Corpus proceeding. The U.S. District Court based its judgment, and relied upon Judge Yaffe’s deliberate false statements. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court’s decision and the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari without questioning Judge Yaffe’s deliberate false statements. Finally, Judge Yaffe does not deny that he and L.A. County committed “fraud upon the court” by not disclosing the L.A. County payments to Judge Yaffe at the outset of the case on June 14, 2007. Judge Yaffe further does not deny that he should have immediately disqualified himself on June 14, 2007 based upon the payments from L.A. County, a party appearing before him.

This information is being sent to the U. S. Supreme Court immediately after being discovered on Pacer in the U.S. District Court case, and prior to being received by mail from the L.A. Superior Court, Judge Yaffe and its counsel in the U.S. District Court case or being received by mail from the L.A. Superior Court in the underlying case.

Please consider this information in your deliberations on the Petition for Rehearing.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard I. Fine

Richard I. Fine

Enclosures

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on what is a major win and only minor relief. Until Richard Fine is freed justice is being denied.

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