* "Los Angeles County got the best courts that money could buy". KNBC (October 16, 2008) * "Innocent people remain in prison" LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006) * Los Angeles County is "the epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgage fraud." FBI (2004) * “…judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit." Prof David Burcham, Loyola Law School, LA (2000) * “This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states… and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted.” Prof Erwin Chemerinksy, Irvine Law School (2000) * "Condado de Los Angeles tiene las mejores canchas que el dinero puede comprar".KNBC (16 de octubre de 2008) * "Las personas inocentes permanecen en prisión" LAPD Blue Ribbon Panel de Revisión Report (2006) * Condado de Los Angeles es "el epicentro de la epidemia de bienes raíces y el fraude de la hipoteca." FBI (2004) * "... Los jueces juzgado y condenado a un asombroso número de personas por crímenes que no cometieron." Prof. David Burcham, Loyola Law School, LA (2000) * "Esta es una conducta asociada con los dictadores más represivos y los estados de la policía ... y los jueces deben compartir la responsabilidad, cuando es condenado a personas inocentes." Prof. Erwin Chemerinksy, Irvine, la Facultad de Derecho (2000)
Thousands of Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) remain locked up more than a decade after official, expert, and media report documented that they were falsely prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced in the largest court corruption sandal in the history of the United States...
Blue Ribbon Review Panel report (2006):
10-10-01 Corruption of the California courts noticed by the United Nations
10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States
Thursday, July 8, 2010
10-07-08 Complaint Filed with US Attorney Office, Los Angeles Against Judge David Yaffe and Sheriff Lee Baca - for Public Corruption and Deprivation of Rights in re: Richard Fine // Denuncia ante Fiscalía EE.UU., Los Ángeles contra el juez David Yaffe y el sheriff Lee Baca - de Corrupción Pública y privación de derechos en Re: Richard Fine
Complaint filed the US Attorney Office, Central District of California, against Judge David Yaffe and Sheriff Lee Baca - for public corruption and deprivation of rights in re: Richard Fine.
Los Angeles, July 8 - complaint  was filed by Joseph Zernik, PhD, and Human Rights Alert (NGO) with the US Attorney Office, Central District of California, against DAVID YAFFE - Judge, CHARLES MCCOY - Presiding Judge, JOHN A CLARKE - Clerk, and FREDERIC BENNETT - Counsel, of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, and LEE BACA - Sheriff of Los Angeles County, for public corruption and deprivation of rights under the color of law in the matter of Richard Fine.
The complaint alleged that the named accused conspired to hold Richard Fine (#1824367) in solitary confinement at the Central Men's Jail since March 4, 2009, with no legal foundation at all for the imprisonment.
Richard Fine - 70 year old, former US prosecutor, had shown that judges in Los Angeles County had taken "not permitted" payments (called by media "bribes"). On February 20, 2009, the Governor of California signed "retroactive immunities" (pardons) for all judges in Los Angeles. Less than two weeks later, on March 4, 2009 Richard Fine was arrested in open court, with no warrant. He is held ever since in solitary confinement in Los Angeles, California.
No judgment, conviction, or sentencing was ever entered in Richard Fine's case.
Instead, the complaint alleged that the accused engaged since March 2009 in the production and publication of fraudulent records, including, but not limited to records filed in the habeas corpus of Richard Fine - Fine v Sheriff (2:09-cv-01914) at the US District Court, Los Angeles and records produced by the Sheriff in response to inquiry by Los Angeles Supervisor Michael Antonovich.
The complaint further claimed that inherent to the conduct of the accused was failure of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles for over a quarter century, to publish honest Local Rules of Court pertaining to the entry of judgment - in violation of due process rights, and refusal of the Court to allow access to court records, which were the Register of Actions (California civil docket) in Marina v LA County (BS109420), the case where Richard Fine was purported to have been arrested and imprisoned - in violation of First Amendment rights.
Moreover, the complaint detailed refusal of Presiding Judge McCoy and Clerk Clarke to initiate corrective actions relative to the alleged false imprisonment of Richard Fine, to correct false and deliberately misleading Local Rules of Court repeatedly published by the Court pertaining to the entry of judgments in Los Angeles County, to publish valid and effectual Local Rules of Court, and to allow access to the Register of Actions in Marina v LA County (BS109420).
Instead, in 2009-10 Court Counsel Frederic Bennett sent a series of false and deliberately misleading letters to complainant Dr Zernik, with no authority at all, pertaining to Local Rules of Court and denial of access to court records.
Combined, the complaint alleged that the four accused conspired to falsely imprison Richard Fine, under the color of law, as retaliation, harassment and intimidation of a victim, witness and informant.
The complaint further alleged that the conduct of the Court relative to the ongoing publication of fraudulent Local Rules of Court, refusal to disclose and publish honest Local Rules of Court, and denial of access to court records amounted to severe violation of the Constitutional, Civil, and Human Rights of all residents of Los Angeles County.
The complaint requested the US Attorney, Central District of California, provide equal protection for Richard Fine and all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County, and investigate and prosecute, if appropriate, the accused to the full extent of the law.
The complaint was copied to the UPR Office of the United Nations, UPR Office of the US State Department, the Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Senator from California, and the United States Congress Judiciary Committees.
In April 2010, Dr Zernik and Human Rights Alert (NGO) filed report with the United Nations for its first ever review of Human Rights in the United States, scheduled for November 2010. The report alleged widespread corruption of the justice system in Los Angeles County, California, and refusal of US government to provide equal protection to the 10 million residents of the county.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION: FEE RICHARD FINE - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-fine
Please Sign Petition - Free Richard Fine // Por favor, Firme la petición - Liberar a Richard Fine
Richard Fine - 70 year old, former US prosecutor, had shown that judges in Los Angeles County had taken "not permitted" payments (called by media "bribes"). On February 20, 2009, the Governor of California signed "retroactive immunities" (pardons) for all judges in Los Angeles. Less than two weeks later, on March 4, 2009 Richard Fine was arrested in open court, with no warrant. He is held ever since in solitary confinement in Los Angeles, California. No judgment, conviction, or sentencing was ever entered in his case.
Please sign the petition: Free Richard Fine -