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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):


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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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

11-04-28 Los Angeles – “Fraud Capital, USA” – Correction to Los Angeles Times Report // Los Angeles - "Capital de fraude, EE.UU." // 洛杉矶 -“欺诈的资本,美国“

David Pasternak's conduct was opined by a highly decorated FBI veteran as "fraud being committed", with a recommendation that "an investigation be immediately instituted".

Los Angeles, April 28 - in its recent report, the Los Angeles Times described a quarter-billion-dollar Los Angeles and Glendale housing scam exposed by Attorney David Pasternak. [[i]]  "The Los Angeles Times described it as law enforcement getting to the corporate vault and finding it open and empty," says Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO).  The true story is more along the lines of a Hollywood plot, he added "The robbers, dressed as law enforcement, made it to the corporate vault and found out that someone else had got there before them."  

The case, which was subject of the Los Angeles Times report, was previously the subject of FBI complaint by Dr Zernik against Attorney David Pasternak, who falsely appeared in the case as "Receiver", with no valid appointment order. [[ii]] David Pasternak and the judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court have a long track-record of such conduct. [[iii]] 

"It must have been a serious disappointment for the judges and attorneys involved, when the company that they planned on looting as part of the divorce case, turned out to be a shell game," says Dr Zernik.

The conduct of David Pasternak and judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court in real estate scams was opined by a highly decorated FBI veteran as "fraud being committed" a recommendation was issued that an "investigation be immediately instituted". [[iv]] 

However, a letter by the same FBI veteran explained that FBI would not investigate such scams, since they would inevitably lead to exposure of widespread corruption of judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court. [[v]]

In 2010, report regarding conduct of the Los Angeles Superior Court in a series of real estate fraud cases under the guise of litigation, was incorporated into the official Staff Report of the United Nations Human Rights Council, with a note regarding "corruption of the courts and the legal profession" in California. [[vi]]

The Los Angeles real estate scams story is even more interesting, according to Dr Zernik, since David Pasternak and Sandor Samuels, key figures in such scams, also served as Presidents of Bet Tzedek - "The House of Justice", which advertises itself as protecting individuals against real estate fraud scams. 

In 2007, Bet Tzedek announced a Southern California fraud-busting campaign.  That campaign was cancelled, and the whole Bet Tzedek website was abruptly taken off the internet, when evidence was produced of the involvement of Bet Tzedek President, Sandor Samuels, in real estate fraud.

In 2008, court records from Pennsylvania and Texas detailed real estate fraud in courts throughout the US under guidance of Sandor Samuels as Chief Legal Officer of Countrywide. [[vii]] It was the exposure of fraud in the courts that led to the collapse of Countrywide in January 2008.  "He is a central figure in one of the largest real estate and mortgage fraud schemes in history," according to Dr Zernik. [[viii]]

Already in the early 2000s, FBI reports described LA County as the "epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgage fraud".  When Dr Zernik filed his first complaint with FBI in 2007, FBI duty agent described conditions in Los Angeles as "Fraud Capital, USA". 

However, both FBI and the Los Angeles Times remain mum, when it comes to the role of "corruption of the courts and the legal profession" in propelling Los Angeles to "Fraud Capital, USA".

LINKS:[i] 11-04-25 L.A. sues low-income housing developer, alleging 'racketeering' and 'huge fraud' - LA Times
11-04-25 Quarter-Billion-Dollar RICO Scam Alleged in L.A. & Glendale Housing Developments - Courthouse News
[ii] 10-08-13  RE: Karimi v Mithawaila (BD518503) - Complaint against Attorney David Pasternak and the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, for public corruption and racketeering in pretense receiverships at the Court.
[iii]10-06-21 Dr Zernik s Complaint Filed with Us Attorney Office Los Angeles against Mr David Pasternak for Public Corruption
http://www.scribd.com/doc/33354641/10-07-18 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.
[iv] 07-12-17 Samaan v Zernik (SC087400) David Pasternak: Grant Deeds in re: 320 South Peck Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, opined as fraud by FBI veteran James Wedick
[v] 08-08-21 Samaan v Zernik (SC087400) Email letter by highly decorated FBI veteran James Wedick regarding FBI's refusal to provide equal protection
[vi] 10-04-19 Human Rights Alert (NG0) submission to the  United Nations Human Rights Council  for the 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States as incorporated into the UPR staff report, with reference to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession".
[vii] 08-01-08 Case of Borrower Sharon Hills (01-22574) in the US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Countrywide's three "recreated letters", transcript, and news reports:
08-03-05 Case of Borrower William Parsley (05-90374), Dkt #248: Judge Jeff Bohm's Memorandum Opinion, rebuking Countrywide's litigation practices, Countrywide's false outside counsel scheme - appearances by counsel who are not Counsel of Record, with "no communications with clients" clause:
[viii] 10-05-05 Sandor Samuels, Countrywide, Bank of America [NYSE;BAC] and Brian Moynihan: Compilation of Records Evidence of Racketeering
10-05-05 Chairs of US Congress Committees of the Judiciary and Banking Are Requested to Join Senator Feinstein's Inquiries on Comptroller of the Currency


  1. You have paraphrased and quoted from numerous sources about fraud and yet you still fail to explain how this fraud was perpetrated. Horrible post.
    Posted 40 mins ago By aliasJay (USA)

  2. Sorry aliasJay...

    The fraud scheme is simple: The Los Angeles Superior Court is in the habit of appointing "Receivers" with no Appointment Order.

    The duties and responsibilities of "Receiver" are spelled out by law.

    When a "Receiver" is appointed outside the law, he simply "receives"... that means he takes as much of the property as possible...

    Simple enough?

    Joseph Zernik, PhD
    Human Rights Alert (NGO)
    Posted less than a minute ago By jz12345

  3. However, a letter by the same FBI veteran explained that FBI would not investigate such scams, since they would inevitably lead to exposure of widespread corruption of judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court. [[v]]

    Isn't that the purpose of investigating?
    Posted 1 hour ago By nuckelhedd (USA)

  4. Dear nuckelhedd:

    "However, a letter by the same FBI veteran explained that FBI would not investigate such scams, since they would inevitably lead to exposure of widespread corruption of judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court. [[v]]

    Isn't that the purpose of investigating?"

    The answer is obvious: Not in the United States today.

    Joseph Zernik, PhD
    Human Rights Alert (NGO)
    Posted less than a minute ago By jz12345


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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