Washington D.C. Since March of 2009, the Full Disclosure Network® has been reporting on the issue of Corruption in the California Courts and Judiciary. Throughout 2009 to date, we have produced an on-going cable television series and Internet news reports of the breaking developments. Here is the latest:
FEDERAL & STATE INDICTMENTS OF CALIFORNIA JUDGES SOUGHT
Dr. Richard I. Fine, a prominent 70-year-old former U.S. Prosecutor who served with the Department of Justice in the Anti-Trust Division in Washington D. C., has filed a demand for Grand Jury indictments, naming twenty-two California Judges whom he claims have been obstructing justice in the U. S. and California Courts. The demand was submitted to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, California's A.G. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown, Jr. , Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte, Jr. View Document Here
Richard Fine's Call For Citizen Action: Please Download & Print Flyer Here
NEVER CHARGED OR CONVICTED OF A CRIME
Richard Fine has been held in solitary "Coercive Confinement" for over eighteen months in L.A. Men’s Central Jail after State Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe held him in civil contempt of court on March 4, 2009. His crime? He attempted to disqualify the Judge who had admitted taking illegal payments from a party involved in the case before him. That party was the County of L.A., where the County Counsel's website reports that, since 2005, Judges always ruled in favor of the County except for three cases. Fine also reveals in his indictment demand that, since1987, State Superior Court Judges in L.A. have received $300 million in illegal payments from the county. (Read Yaffe's Court Transcript Here)
JUDICIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
The Demand submitted by Fine cites specific cases where illegal payments to Judges led to obstruction of justice, including one such case where State Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe admitted in court testimony to taking the illegal payments. Fine also cites where Judge Yaffe admitted in his Minute Order on July 13, 2010 that he lied to the higher courts when ruling against him following Fine’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court citing "Fraud Upon the Court"
YAFFE RESIGNS UNDER FIRE
It is believed the unexpected resignation of State Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe a few weeks ago was prompted by both the Richard I Fine case and the Sturgeon vs. County of L.A. case won by the Judicial Watch organization. The November 2008 Sturgeon ruling held the County payments to State Judges was illegal. The California Judicial Council quietly slipped through state legislation (Senate Bill SBx2-11) in February 2009 at the height of the budget crisis attempting to legalize the payments. The questionable law calls for retroactive immunity from criminal and civil prosecution for all California Judges and government officials involved in the scheme.
WATCH VIDEOS ON THE CORRUPTION STORY:
Richard Fine Jail House Interview Preview (4 Min)
Summary: Richard Fine & Sturgeon Case (6 min)
Update: On Fine Case & Judge Yaffe Admission (5 Min)
Why Can't the ACLU Help Richard Fine? (7 min)
Please Download Richard Fine’s Call To Action: PRINT Flyer Here