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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):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24902306/

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

Saturday, April 2, 2011

11-03-31 Florida Banking Fraud // Florida Fraude Bancario // 佛罗里达州的银行诈骗

 

Apparently Bankers CAN GET CRIMINALLY INDICTED! Former Orion Bank President Jerry J. Williams Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Deceive Bank Examiners


For Immediate Release
March 31, 2011 United States Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
Contact: (813) 274-6000
Former Orion Bank President Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Deceive Bank Examiners
FORT MYERS, FL—United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announcess the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Jerry J. Williams (51, Forth Worth, Texas), formerly of Naples, Florida, with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and deceive federal and state bank examiners. Williams is also charged with two counts of misapplication of bank funds; two counts of making false entries in the reports of Orion Bank; mail fraud; wire fraud; and money laundering. If convicted, Williams faces the following maximum penalties in federal prison, respectively.
Conspiracy—five years
Misapplication of Bank Funds (two counts)—30 years (for each count)<
Making False Entries (two counts)—30 years (for each count)
Making False Statements—five years
Mail Fraud—20 years
Wire Fraud (two counts)—30 years (for each count)
Money Laundering—10 years
According to the indictment, Williams was the president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Orion Bancorp, Inc. and the former Orion Bank, a federally insured financial institution, that was headquartered in Naples, Florida. The indictment alleges that Williams orchestrated a complex conspiracy to fraudulently raise capital and falsify bank records in order to mislead state and federal regulators as to the bank's true financial condition.
According to the indictment, beginning in May 2009, Williams directed executives and officers of Orion Bank to provide financing for two stock purchases, the results of which were large capital infusions into Orion Bancorp, Inc. These two capital infusions created the illusion to regulators that Orion Bank's capital position had improved considerably.
The indictment states that the first round-trip transaction occurred in June 2009. Williams directed Orion Bank executives to increase, to $82 million, the amount of loans-inprocess to straw borrowers on behalf of Francesco "Frank" Mileto. Williams also directed the increase in loan proceeds in order to provide and conceal $15 million for Mileto's purchase of Orion Bancorp, Inc. stock, despite knowing that banking laws and regulations prohibited Orion Bank from financing the purchase of its own stock.
Mileto allegedly provided fraudulent financial documents to Orion Bank, reporting millions of dollars of annual income from an Italian family trust. The indictment alleges that top Orion Bank executives discovered that Mileto had submitted fraudulent documents to support the June 2009 loans, as well as prior loans. However, Williams directed that the loans close despite this information, in order to secure the capital infusion to the bank. The stock was purchased through a series of transactions designed to conceal the true source of the funds from federal regulators. Williams was the only Orion Bank employee who had the authority to approve loans over $10 million for submission to the Orion Bank Board of Directors Loan Committee.
The second round-trip transaction occurred in June and July 2009. Williams directed Orion Bank employees to increase the amounts of loans-in-process to an Orion Bank depositor to $18 million, in order to provide and conceal $7 million of financing for the purchase of Orion Bancorp, Inc., despite knowing that banking laws and regulations prohibited the bank from financing the purchase of its own stock.
The indictment further alleges that Williams caused Orion Bank Executive Vice President Thomas Hebble to present loan packages regarding the round-trip transactions for approval to the Orion Bank Board Loan Committee, despite knowing that the loan packages contained materially false and misleading information. After Senior Vice President Angel Guerzon signed the fraudulent loans on behalf of Orion Bank, Williams lied to regulators about the true source of the funds, fraudulently categorizing the stock purchases as new capital, despite knowing that $22 million of the capital raised was financed by the bank. Further, the indictment alleges that when questioned about the transactions by state and federal examiners, Williams and other bank executives provided false documentation to examiners, designed to mislead the regulatory authorities as to the source of the capital infusion, and the true financial condition of Orion Bank.
The indictment also alleges that during June 2009, Williams sold personal shares of his Orion Bancorp, Inc. stock to three different individuals for $765,600 under false and fraudulent pretenses for his own personal gain. The indictment also notifies Williams that the United States is seeking a monetary judgment in the amount of $765,600.00, the proceeds from the stock purchases, as well as restitution to the victims as determined by the Court.
The State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation closed Orion Bank on November 13, 2009, and named the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as Receiver. The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund as a result of Orion Bank's failure will exceed $600 million.
On March 31, 2011, Francesco Mileto (40, Tamarac), Thomas Hebble (50, Naples), and Angel Guerzon (42, West Palm Beach) were separately charged as a result of their participation in the scheme. Mileto was charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, while Hebble and Guerzon were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and obstruction of a federal bank examination. If convicted, Mileto faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. Hebble and Guerzon each face a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.
"Financial institutions and their principals, in doing business with the public, are governed by specific laws and regulations," said U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill. "When these practices are breached, they undermine an entire system of accountability. Wherever found, such allegations must be investigated thoroughly and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Elizabeth Coleman, Inspector General of the Federal Reserve Board Office of Inspector General (FRB - OIG) stated, "The FRB OIG is strongly committed to exercising its full authority to pursue criminal conduct. In addition, we are proud of the broad participation of our federal partners in combating fraud in the financial sector."
"The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is pleased to join the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida and our law enforcement colleagues in announcing this indictment," said Inspector General Jon T. Rymer. "We are particularly concerned when senior bank officials, who have held positions of trust within their institutions, are either alleged to have been involved in criminal activity or admit their involvement in criminal activity. We will continue to aggressively pursue bank officials and others who victimize financial institutions."
"High-ranking bank executives hold positions of trust not only in their financial institutions but also in the eyes of the public. That trust is broken when such executives allegedly abuse their power and commit crimes," said Tracey Montaño, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, Tampa Field Office. "IRS Criminal Investigation is proud to join with our law enforcement partners in announcing today's indictment. We are committed to following the money and bringing to justice individuals who violate the law."
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Federal Reserve Board - Office of Inspector General, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, and Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicole H. Waid.
SOURCE: FBI Tampa
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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.

Please sign the petition: Free Richard Fine -

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