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11-02-03 Stealing from the People: Corruption in the United States; the Big Feast: Banker, Judge, Civil Servant

11-02-03 Stealing from the People: Corruption in the United States; the Big Feast: Banker, Judge, Civil Servant

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Human Rights Alert 
PO Box 526, La Verne, CA 91750Fax: 323.488.9697; Email: jz12345@earthlink.net
 
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
11-02-04 Stealing from the People: Corruption in the United States; The Big Feast: Banker, Judge,Civil Servant
Joseph Zernik, PhDHuman Rights Alert (NGO)Jz12345@earthlink.net 
The first-ever UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the United States was conducted in 2010by the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations. The official HRC Staff Report incorporatedHuman Rights Alert's submission, summing it up with reference to "corruption of the courts and the legal
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profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California". []The submission was based on official, expert, and media reports focusing on conduct of the justice system inLos Angeles County, California:
 
Collusion by federal and local law enforcement in the wholesale cocaine trafficking to Los Angeles forover a decade, as part of the Iran-Contra scandal (~1982-1992), which was claimed as central to the crack- cocaine epidemic of those years. [
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Ongoing false imprisonments of thousands of Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) - almostexclusively black and Latinos - victims of the Rampart corruption scandal (1998-2000). Externalinvestigation of the Los Angeles courts and the DA office, which was repeatedly called for, was neverconducted. Official reports later documented the judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court objecting tothe release of the Rampart-FIPs, since it would cause "collapse of the justice system". [
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Financial institution and real estate fraud under the guise of litigation in the courts:- In 1998, the earliest case of real estate fraud by the court was documented, but such conduct is likelyto have started much earlier. [
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- Starting in the early 2000s FBI reports distinguished LA County as "the epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgage fraud".Fraud in the courts by the Los Angeles-based Countrywide and later by Bank of America is not limited to LosAngeles County, California. In some courts outside California the fraud is at times called out. Nevertheless,neither Countrywide nor BofA suffer legal consequences:
In January 2008, Countrywide - the leading sub-prime lender - collapsed following news reports of fraudby its attorneys in a US court in Pennsylvania. “Recreated letters” were filed as evidence by the bank. [
]Countrywide's collapse ushered in the sub-prime crisis.
 
In March 2008, a US Judge in Texas issued a 72-page Memorandum Opinion, detailing results of a year-long study of fraud by Countrywide’s attorneys in courts throughout the United States. Such conducttypically involves appearances by unauthorized attorneys from large national law-firms with “nocommunications with clients” clause. [
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In July 2008, Countrywide was taken over by BofA, through a US-coerced merger. Conduct of Countrywide in the courts was consequently adopted by BofA. BofA continues with such conduct in boththe state and US courts throughout theUnitedStates to this date. US law enforcement is fully aware of  the conduct, but refuses to take action. [
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In December 2008, following collapse of Merrill Lynch,a US-coerced merger with BofA involved theunlawful taking of $5 billions by banking executives. [
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In April 2009, New York state Attorney General sent to the US Senate a report of his investigation of theMerrill Lynch–BofA merger. The report was described by independent analysts as evidence of a“criminal conspiracy” by senior US and banking executives. [
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In August 2009, SEC filed a complaint of securities fraud against BofA in the US District Court in NYC,and with it a proposed settlement. Litigation was initiated, which was reported by media as a highlight of banking regulation. It was lateropined as an elaborate case of fraud in the court through collusion of  SEC, BofA, and the Court. [
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Limited efforts to enforce the law on financial institutions and the judiciary have been seen in recent years:
 
2006-present: Large scale court corruption scandal is prosecuted in El Paso, Texas. However, the case isentirely underseal, leaving the public to only speculate regarding integrity of the investigation and theprosecution. [
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2008-present: Large-scale false imprisonments in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, have unfolded as part of the Kids for Cash scandal. Judges took millions of US dollars in bribes from privatized prisons and falselyimprisoned thousands of juveniles.The US DOJ is prosecuting the judges for racketeering and efforts are underway to free the victims. [
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In 2010, the Florida state Attorney General attempted to investigate fraud in the state courts by large law-firms, acting on behalf of large financial institutions. A Florida state judge blocked the investigation. [
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In 2011, Massachusetts the state'shighest court issued a ruling that may bring fraud in foreclosureproceedings in that state to a halt. [
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In contrast, in California, US DOJ has been steadfast in its refusal to take action regarding court corruptionand Human Rights violations of historic proportions, even after Congressional Inquiries on the matter.In parallel, US law enforcement agencies have repeatedly provided the US Congress with false anddeliberately misleading reports regarding the current financial crisis, stating that:
 
No criminality was found in investigation of sub-prime lenders.
 
The crisis was the outcome of "changing market conditions".
 
The US has "shored up banking regulation".
 
US Congress made efforts to address the situation, as evidenced in passage of:
 
The
Sarbanes Oxley Act 
(2002), and
The
Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act 
(2009).Such efforts are ignored by the US Department of Justice and the courts, which refuse to enforce the law.The US Congress is fully aware of conditions of US justice system. To wit, in early 2009 Senator Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Judiciary Committee called for establishment of a "Truth and ReconciliationCommission".It is proposed that:
 
 
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Collusion by federal and local law enforcement in wholesale cocaine trafficking to Los Angeles for over adecade, as part of the Iran-Contra scandal (~1982-1992), resulted in conditions, where federal authoritiesare unable to enforce the rule of law in Los Angeles County, in particular, and California in general.
 
The synergy between Countrywide Financial Corporation and the Los Angeles Superior Court was crucialin propelling Los Angeles to its distinction as "epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgagefraud", which later became the current financial crisis.
 
Conditions that today prevail in Los Angeles County, California, amount to an extra-constitutional zone.[
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US banking institutions today engage in fraud in the courts throughout the United States with impunity.Following collusion with senior US officers in conduct related to the Countrywide-BofA and MerrillLynch-BofA mergers, senior banking executives became effectively immune to prosecution.
Like the Great Depression before it, the current financial crisis in its essence is a system-wide integritycrisis. Unless integrity of the financial and justice systems in the US is addressed, socio-economic andcivil society conditions are unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future.
 
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Key words:
1. Global Economic Crisis and Criminology
 
3. Corporate and Business Crime
 
6. Property Crime
 
11. Organized Crime
 
12. Organizational Crime
 
13. State Crime27. Economy28. Polity
 
55. Adjudication
 
64. Truth and Reconciliation65. Quantitative Methods
 
66. Qualitative Methods
 
72. Criminal Justice and Human Rights
 
LINKS
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10-04-19 Human Rights Alert (NG0) submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2010 Review (UPR) ofHuman Rights in the United States as incorporated into the UPR staff report:Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/38566837/ H
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00-00-01 96-08-18 CIA Drug Trafficking of Crack Cocaine to Los Angeles County, By Gary Webb, San Jose Mercury NewsHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/47751292/ H
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00-00-01 97-12-00 US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, December 1997 SpecialReport: CIA Drug Trafficking to Los Angeles, California sHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/29071814/ H
iv
09-12-17-Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) - ReviewHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/24729660/ H
v
10-07-19 Complaint filed with US Attorney Office against Judge John Segal, Clerk John Clarke, Attorney David PasternakLos Angeles Superior Court for public corruption, racketeering in re:
Galdjie v Darwish 
 Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/34504304/ H
vi
08-01-08 Case of Borrower Hills (01-22574) in the US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Countrywide’sthree "recreated letters", transcript, and news reports:Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/25003494/ H
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08-03-05 Case of Borrower William Parsley (05-90374), Dkt #248: Judge Jeff Bohm's Memorandum Opinion, rebukingCountrywide's litigation practices, Countrywide's false outside counsel scheme - appearances by counsel who are not Counselof Record, with "no communications with clients" clause:Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/25001966/ H
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10-05-05 Countrywide Bank of America NYSE BAC and its President Brian Moynihan Compilation of Records Evidence ofRacketeeringHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/30975368/ H / 
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10-05-05 Chairs of US Congress Committees of the Judiciary and Banking Are Requested to Join Senator Feinstein'sInquiries on Comptroller of the CurrencyHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/30979882 

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I agree with your statements of corruption of judicial system. Adrew Cuomo as Attorney General and now governor of New York state is one of the most corrupt politicians in New York State. as a dictator, he violated the constitutional rights of an accused person without impunity from the courts who cooperated with his corrupt. dirty politcian's tactics
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