DEVELOPERS’ ATTORNEY DODGES HEARING
Full Disclosure Network has obtained a copy of the letter (attached here) from Joshua Rosen, Esq., an attorney representing the Epsteins, that was faxed to Dr. Fine the night before he was to appear at a December 6, 2010 Judgment Debtor's Examination in the case Marina Strand Colony II Homeowners Assn. vs. County of Los Angeles, et al (including as defendants properties under development by the Epsteins), Los Angeles County Superior Court case no. BS109420. Ironically, the letter indicated the proceeding was to be taken off calendar, but, according to the Court’s website, no request to remove the proceeding from the calendar had been submitted to the Court. (Review the Marina Strand homeowners' Petition for Writ of Mandate here.)
JUDICIAL REVENGE?Dr. Fine had been held in L. A. County Men's Central Jail from March 4, 2009 to September 17, 2010 (i.e., over a year and a half) in solitary confinement for civil contempt of court, by order of Judge David P. Yaffe, in an action brought by the Epsteins with respect to their Del Rey Shores development in Marina del Rey, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles. Read Full Disclosure’s blog post here.
Under U. S. Supreme Court precedent cases, an individual cannot be held for more than five days for civil contempt of court. Dr. Fine was arrested following his attempt to disqualify Judge Yaffe from sitting on the case for having accepted substantial illegal payments from
JUDGE IGNORED SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT
CLEAN-UP OF JUDICIAL/COURT CORRUPTION BEGINS
In preparation to appear at the December 6, 2010 Debtor’s Examination Hearing, Dr. Fine drafted a Notice of New Hearing Date for his "Motion to Void and Annul All Orders and Judgments, Including those in the Contempt Proceedings, in the Case Made by Judge Yaffe, Previously Set for September 16, 2010". Here are a few quotes from this filing that, as you can see by the conformed copy (attached here) was filed on December 6, 2010, yet this four-page document is mysteriously missing from the Court website, along with others listed below. Dr. Fine alleges that the partnership between
- The County and Judge Yaffe did not disclose that Judge Yaffe had been paid $500,000.00 in illegal payments from L.A. County since 1987, when Judge Yaffe first became a State Superior Court Judge who sometimes presided over cases where L A County was a party to a case before him for consideration, including the Marina Strand case.
. County and Epstein Family Trust did not disclose to the Court that L.A. County’s approval of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which was the subject of the case, was illegal due to improper votes cast by L.A. County Supervisors who had received political contributions from the Epsteins and their Chief of Staff, David O. Levine, and committed "fraud upon the Court" by not disclosing" such. L.A.
- Judge Yaffe knew that he committed "extrinsic fraud upon the Court" by not disclosing that he was receiving $500,000.00 from
L.A. County and committed obstruction of justice by sitting on the case.
EPSTEIN ATTORNEY PRESIDENT OF STATE BAR
More recently, Dr. Fine filed an "Objection" (posted here) with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on
DEVELOPERS ARREST WARRANT FOR RICHARD FINE QUASHED
MISSING DOCUMENTS FROM
Mysteriously, there are several important documents missing from the Superior Court files regarding this controversial case that have not been addressed nor resolved. There is no record available, but, based upon the Court's Order of
- A Bench Warrant For the Arrest of Richard I Fine for failing to appear on
June 14, 2010. (Review Bench Warrant here)
- Notice To Court of Non-Appearance at Judgment Debtor Examination, by Joshua Rosen (an attorney for the Epsteins).
- Notice To Take Off Calendar Judgment Debtor Examination Hearing, by Joshua Rosen, Esq.
- Dr. Fine’s Notice of New Hearing For Motion to Void and Annul All Orders and Judgments. Including those in the Contempt Proceedings in the Case Made by Judge Yaffe, Previously Set for
September 16, 2010.
Dr. Fine informed Full Disclosure that the December 6, 2010 Court Order was issued without a hearing by Judge St. George. Judge St. George also, without formal written notice, took the case off calendar and issued orders to quash the "false" bench warrant for Dr. Fine's arrest for failing to appear at the June 14, 2010 hearing.
As reported previously by the Full Disclosure Network, there were numerous instances throughout Dr. Fine’s saga with the judicial system where documents were not posted to the docket for the public to review. Circumventing the various Courts’ attempts to keep the public from learning the true nature of Dr. Fine’s battle against judicial corruption, Full Disclosure posted those documents to its own website so that the public could see for itself just how far the corruption extends.