Los Angeles, CA. – At age 70, prominent former attorney Richard I. Fine has spent seventeen months in solitary “Coercive Confinement,” incarcerated for Civil Contempt of Court following his attempt to disqualify California State Superior Court Judge David P.Yaffe. The Judge admitted taking illegal payments from a party to the case (Marina Strand Colony II Homeowners Assn. Vs County of Los Angeles) and failed to disclose such and provided false information in court documents.
The Full Disclosure Network® cable television weekly programs and Internet reports on this case began in March of 2009 and were the first again covering Judge Yaffe’s July 13, 2010 corrected orders where he stated he “never intended to rule Mr. Fine did not have standing to disqualify him” from sitting on the case. When the U S Supreme Court declined to consider Richard Fine’s appeal alleging judicial corruption in the California Courts, he wrote this letter and "Call To Action" from his jail cell that was posted on the Full Disclosure Network Blog.
Pat & Jerry Epstein, Trustees Epstein Family Trust
DEL REY SHORES DEVELOPERS
Pressing Judge Yaffe to keep Richard Fine in "coercive confinement"
WHY IS FINE STILL IN JAIL?
Judge Yaffe’s admissions should cause his ruling and judgment to be “null and void,” according to Richard Fine’s court filings. Yet he is still in jail. Pat and Jerry Epstein through their attorneys, have filed papers in Judge Yaffe’s Court opposing the release of Richard I Fine. The Epsteins are Trustees of the Epstein Family Trust, who are developer-partners Los Angeles County. Richard Fine was the attorney representing opponents of the development Del Rey Shores a major apartment complex on County owned property.
EPSTEIN STATE BAR CONNECTION
One attorney representing the Epsteins was Sheldon H. Sloan, who at the time was serving as president of the State Bar (2006) when disbarment proceedings against Fine began and during the time of the Marina Strand lawsuit. Fine is challenging his disbarment in higher courts.
FINE'S NEW APPEALS FILED
Ninth Circuit No. 09-56073 "Petition to Immediately Vacate 12-16-09 Decision based on new information contained in Judge Yaffe's L A Superior Court Minute Order Admission
U S District Court No.CV-09-01914 Petitioner's Reply in support of Motion to Vacate states L A County and Judge Yaffe concealed illegal payments to Yaffe.