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"...it's difficult to find a fraud of this size on the U.S. court system in U.S. history... where you have literally tens of thousands of fraudulent documents filed in tens of thousands of cases." Raymond Brescia, a visiting professor at Yale Law School

* "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):


Nuestro derecho a acceso los expedientes publicos, nuestra libertad y nuestros derechos humanos fundamentales están todos conectados en las caderas!

10-10-01 Corruption of the California courts noticed by the United Nations

In summer 2010, the staff report of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, as part of the first ever, 2010 UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the United States, noticed and referenced the Human Rights Alert April 2010 submission, pertaining to "corruption of the courts, the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".

10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States

Friday, November 19, 2010

10-11-19 Los Angeles Superior Court Spokesperson Fired and Allegations of Public Corruption in Financial Management of the Court and the Sheriff's Department // La corrupción pública en la Corte de Los Angeles

Charles McCoy_ _ __ _ _ _ _ _John A Clarke__ _ _ __ _ _  _ Leroy Baca
Presiding Judge_ _ _ _ _ _   _ Clerk of the Court__ _ _ _ _ _  Sheriff

The Spokesperson of the Los Angeles Superior Court was fired, and the cause is apparently related to release of public financial records, while the Court wishes to stonewall media requests for such records (therefore referring to the release of public records as "leaks").

However, evidence of public corruption in financial management of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is nothing new:

a) Complaint for public corruption at the LA Superior Court, provided evidence of high level financial management fraud in designation of court fees as "Journal Entry" and refusal of the Clerk of the Court John A Clarke and Presiding Judge Charles McCoy to disclose the ultimate designation of the funds.
10-07-18 Galdjie v Darwish (SC052737) Complaint for Public Corruption against John Segal  Judge, John A Clarke  Clerk, Attorney David Pasternak and others at the Los Angeles Superior Court, RE: Conduct of pretense litigation  alleged real estate fraud by the Court.
b) Complaint for public corruption relative to false accounting records published by the Sheriff relative to bond/bail funds collected from prisoners:10-02-12 Complaint #4 filed with Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca Re Corruption of Bond Bail Services
c) Secret corporations of the Los Angeles Superior Court - Insight Magazine99-04-11 Washington DC Insight Magazine - LA Superior Court Judges 'Slush' Fund - Is Justice for Sale in L.A.?
d) 10-10-15 Proposed Organizational Chart of the LA-JR (alleged Los Angeles Judiciary Racket)


Saying he was accused of leaking to TMZ.com, fired L.A. County Superior Court spokesman fires back

Allan Parachini denies rumors that he took bribes from the celebrity gossip site and says he was fired for giving reporters access to legitimate court information.

Courthouse steps
Allan Parachini fields questions in 2008. He was fired this week after eight years as spokesman for the L.A. County Superior Court. (Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press / February 3, 2008)

By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2010

Through the made-for-tabloid legal dramas of Paris, Britney, Rihanna and Lindsay, Allan Parachini, the spokesman for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, was a ubiquitous figure, his mop of white hair bobbing above a sea of cameras as he explained the latest procedural twists on the courthouse steps.

But this week, Parachini was fired from the post he had held for eight years based on what he says are false accusations that he leaked information to the chief chronicler of celebrity scandal, TMZ.com.

In his only public comments since being placed on administrative leave last month, Parachini denied any inappropriate relationship with the gossip site and said the real reason for his termination was a conflict over access of the old media — specifically newspaper reporters — to bureaucratic data that would make most TMZ readers yawn.

Parachini said that in recent months, he repeatedly clashed with court administrators who wanted to prevent or delay the release of employee salary information, judicial spending reports and a contract that he believed were public information.

"The court as an institution doesn't see itself as having an obligation to be an open institution of government as pertains to its fiscal and business operations," Parachini said.

Court officials, including Executive Officer John A. Clarke, and Presiding Judge Charles "Tim" McCoy, declined to comment on his allegations. A spokeswoman confirmed that Parachini was no longer employed by the court but refused to respond to his charges.

"I can't get into that. We don't comment on personnel matters," said Mary Hearn, acting director of the court public information office.

Parachini, a former journalist who worked for The Times and the American Civil Liberties Union before taking the job as the court's public face, said he was speaking out because attempts to negotiate a severance package had fallen through and he was troubled by rumors widespread in media and local government circles that he had been caught taking bribes from TMZ. He volunteered to turn over financial records to law enforcement and said they would show that his only income was the $138,000 salary he received from the court.

TMZ became the dominant source of celebrity legal news during Parachini's tenure, but whispers about collusion grew loud in 2008, when he hired Vania Stuelp, a former TMZ reporter, as his deputy. Stuelp returned to TMZ earlier this year after losing her court job in a round of budget-related layoffs.

"From the beginning, a lot of people in the media thought Vania was a TMZ plant," Parachini said.

A publicist for TMZ said neither Stuelp nor the site's founder, Harvey Levin, would comment.

Parachini said that in an Oct. 25 meeting, Clarke told him administrators had lost confidence in him because of a perception that he was passing privileged materials to TMZ. He said he had asked what he was accused of leaking and when. Clarke did not provide specifics, but said Parachini talked too frequently to Levin.

"I responded, 'Guilty as charged. I talk to a lot of reporters on the phone. That's my job,'" Parachini said.

He said he refused to sign a letter of resignation at the meeting and hired a lawyer who began trying to work out a severance agreement. On Monday, the court mailed him a letter terminating him, he said.

Parachini called the TMZ allegations "a pretext" to cover increasingly contentious disputes between judges and court administrators on one side and him on the other over how to respond to a series of requests for information submitted by reporters from The Times and another newspaper outlet, the Bay Area News Group.

He said that this fall when a Times reporter asked for a copy of the Sheriff's Department contract with the court — something Parachini said was clearly public information — Clarke and another administrator worried aloud about "political sensitivities" in releasing the material. He said he was instructed to stall by asking the reporter to submit questions in writing and later to find out if the reporter "wanted to screw us."

"I said even if we knew he wanted to screw us — whatever that means — I don't see how we have justification to withhold that information," he said. Ultimately, the reporter got the contract.

At around the same time, two other Times reporters sought copies of judges' expense reports. Parachini said "the first response [of court administrators] was to find a pretext to withhold that as long as possible, knowing full well that the judges would be up in arms."

He said that he insisted that the material had to be turned over, but administrators ordered that it be released "in dribs and drabs" beginning with departmental summaries that did not comply with the reporters' requests.

At the same time, the Bay Area News Group was seeking salary information for every employee in the court system to complete an online database of state government and university employees. Thomas Peele, an investigative reporter, said he e-mailed the same request to every county court system in late July with detailed instructions about how to provide the material.

While other courts handed over the information, L.A. County's courts initially did not respond and later sent him a letter saying they did not accept e-mailed requests, Peele said. "My initial reaction…was, 'Come on, everybody else can do this by e-mail, why can't you? This is 2010,'" he said.

Peele said he mailed in a request, but a court official told him it was never received. He sent a second one but has still not received the data.

Parachini said that in all three cases, the data being held back did not appear to contain anything damaging. He said there were "no fat cats" on the court payroll and the judges' expense forms showed "nothing to be ashamed of."

"There's an unfortunately pervasive belief among judges and the courts as an institution that media organizations have inherent ill intent toward the court and are hoping to damage it," he said.

Parachini believes he also ran afoul of his bosses by speaking out in favor of camera access in legal proceedings. He gave an interview to TRU TV, formerly Court TV, for a video presentation in favor of cameras in the courtroom to be played at an August convention of court public information officers. Parachini told the network that parties involved in cases quickly forgot about the presence of cameras. The same month, a report by L.A. judges found that 94.4% of bench officers opposed a state proposal making it easier for media organizations to get cameras in courtrooms.

He said that judges began asking, "Are you the media's person with the court or the court's person with the media?"

"My answer was both," he said.


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Please Sign Petition - Free Richard Fine // Por favor, Firme la petición - Liberar a Richard Fine

RICHARD FINE was arrested on March 4, 2009 and is held since then in solitary confinement in Twin Tower Jail in Los Angeles, California, with no records,  conforming with the fundamentals of the law, as the basis for his arrest and jailing.

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.

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