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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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

12-02-08 IBM, ESD, and corruption of governments // IBM, EDS y la corrupción de los gobiernos // IBM,ESD 和政府的腐败 // IBM, EDS, и коррупция правительства

Emacs!    Emacs! Over the past decade, US corporations IBM and EDS have been involved in development of the electronic record systems of the courts of the State of Israel.

According to the State Ombudsman 2010 report (60b): [1]-         The corporations were awarded contracts with no bidding;
-         Development was initiated with no written specifications;
-         No state employees were involved in core supervision, only individuals on personal special consulting contracts;
-         The state customer did not perform any independent examination of the systems prior to implementation;
-         The servers are located on corporate grounds, not under the courts administration;
-         Unknown number of persons issued double smart ID cards.

Previous reports documented that the systems, developed by these corporations undermined the integrity of court records in Israel.  [2]
Below are search results regarding involvement of IBM, EDS in other cases of corruption of governments. 

As is often the case with high level corruption, one can assume that most cases are never exposed.

Although the systems implemented in the Israeli courts and the US courts are very different, the nature of the fraud in their systems is similar, and the end results are identical: conduct of simulated litigation and publication of simulated court decisions and judgments, and refusal of the offices of the Clerks of the courts to certify the courts' decision. [3-5]
"A court, which refuses to certify its own decisions, is certified corrupt," concludes Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO).

LINKS:[1] 10-00-00 State of Israel - Ombudsman's Report 60b, Ministry of Justice Computerization (2010) p 693 Et Seq
http://www.scribd.com/doc/50624862/
[2] 12-02-07 PRESS RELEASE: False Dates, Certifications in the Electronic Records of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel
http://www.scribd.com/doc/80759783/
[3]  
"Simulated litigation", "simulated decisions", "simulated service" here refer to conduct defined in the Texas Criminal Code as follows:
Texas Penal Code §32.48. SIMULATING LEGAL PROCESS. 
(a) A person commits an offense if the person recklessly causes to be delivered to another any document that simulates a summons, complaint, judgment, or other court process with the intent to:
        (1)  induce payment of a claim from another person;  or                      
        (2)  cause another to:                                                       
            (A)  submit to the putative authority of the document;  or                
            (B)  take any action or refrain from taking any action in response to the document, in compliance with the document, or on the basis of the document.
(b)  Proof that the document was mailed to any person with the intent that it be forwarded to the intended recipient is a sufficient showing that the document was delivered.
[4] 12-01-29 Table Summary II: Refusal of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel to Provide Clerk’s Certification of Decisions, Records of the Court s
http://www.scribd.com/doc/79770852/
[5] 11-02-09 Press Release: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’  the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit Insists on Conducting a Simulated Appeal from a Simulated Judgment of the US District Court
http://www.scribd.com/doc/49070315/
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IBM
1) IBM Fined USD10 Million For China Corruption

March 21, 2011 | By Editorial Staff
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged IBM with funneling gifts, cash, and entertainment to government officials in South Korea and China.
Specifically, IBM was charged with violating the books and records and internal control provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 as a result of the provision of improper cash payments, gifts, and travel and entertainment to government officials in South Korea and China.
http://www.chinasourcingnews.com/2011/03/21/252665-ibm-fined-usd10-million-for-china-corruption/

2) IBM pays $10 mln to settle briberyMarch 19, 2011 6:03 AM EDT
IBM has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a complaint its employees bribed South Korean and Chinese officials with cash, gifts and entertainment in return for business for more than a decade.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged emloyees of IBM Korea and a local joint venture with LG Electronics paid bribes to South Korean government officials, according to a court document on Friday.
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/124579/20110319/ibm-pays-10-mln-to-settle-bribery.htm

3) Former Illinois governor guilty in corruption caseFormer Gov. George Ryan was convicted of steering state contracts and leases, including a $25 million IBM computer deal, to political insiders. The Seattle Times, April 18, 2006.
http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/scandals/political.html

4) Lawmakers hail arrest in IBM bribe caseThe ex-president of Argentina´s largest bank, Aldo Dadone, was arrested on charges of "illicit association" in connection with a high-profile 1993 corruption case involving IBM. Reuters Feb 9, 2001.
http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/scandals/political.html

5) Swiss Banks Turn Over Millions to Argentina in IBM Bribery ScandalSwiss banks turned over $4.5 million to Buenos Aires authorities. These funds were traced to accounts held by several local central bank officials who admitted to accepting bribes from IBM-Argentina in 1995 in connection with a $250 million contract awarded to IBM Argentina by the state-owned Banco Nación for a computerized information system.
http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/scandals/political.html

6) Suspicious death adds to IBM scandalMarcelo Cattaneo - an entrepreneur involved in the IBM bribe scandal was found hanged. October 1998.
http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/scandals/political.html

7) IBM Cleanses Its China Ranks Of Corrupt Staff
June 21, 2010
IBM's recent anti-corruption campaign in China has reportedly resulted in the resignation or downgrading of more than 120 employees in the company's Chinese offices.
The Chinese media reported that about a month ago, over 120 employees from IBM China were investigated. Of them, about 100, including two top executives, were downgraded to a lower position and more than 20 others were asked to leave the company. According to China's CBN Weekly, most of the employees involved are from the company's sales and service departments.
http://www.chinatechnews.com/2010/06/21/12228-ibm-cleanses-its-china-ranks-of-corrupt-staff

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EDS

1) U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONLitigation Release No. 20296 / September 25, 2007
SEC v. Chandramowli Srinivasan, Civil Action No. 1:07-CV-01699 (RBW)(D.D.C.)
Former President of EDS's Indian Subsidiary Settles SEC Injunctive Action Relating to Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2007/lr20296.htm

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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 -

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-fine