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12-06-08 Courts and Judges as racketeering enterprises under RICO (the RacketeerInfluenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) - key element in the current financialcrisis
"Organized State Crime" is a subject of growing interest, both theoretically and practically. Racketeering in the state and US courts by judges, attorneys, and financial institutions is an essential part of the current crisis, which is often under-reported. The electronic record systems (Sustain, PACER, CM/ECF) of the courts provide prime evidence of the RICO enterprises in the courts, particularly in cases involving banks under the current financial crisis.
Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, US Judge (NYSD) Jed Rakoff, SEC Chair Mary Schapiro.
SEC v Bank of America Corporation
(1:09-cv-06829) in the US District Court, Southern District of New York, is one ofthe best-documented cases of racketeering in a US court, to cover up criminality underlying the current crisis.
Lomas v Bank of America
in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, is one of the best documented cases ofracketeering by Bank of America, its attorneys a state judge.
Additional cases of racketeering by Countrywide (Bankof America) that gained national publicity include
Borrower Sharon Dianne Hill
in the US Bankruptcy Court, PA,
Borrower William Parsley
in the US Bankruptcy Court, Tx.
Large-scale bribing of state and US judges byfinancial institutions must be a serious concern.
11-08-01 Zernik, J: Fraud and corruption in the US courts is tightly linked to failing banking regulation and the financial crisis, 16th World CriminologyCongress presentationhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/61351562/
08-01-08 Case of Borrower Hills (01-22574) in the US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Countrywide’s three "recreated letters",transcript, and news reports:http://www.scribd.com/doc/25003494/
08-03-05 Case of Borrower William Parsley (05-90374), Dkt #248: Judge Jeff Bohm's Memorandum Opinion, rebuking Countrywide's litigationpractices, Countrywide's false outside counsel scheme - appearances by counsel who are not Counsel of Record, with "no communications with clients"clause:http://www.scribd.com/doc/25001966/
Racketeering in the state and US courts is an essential part of the current crisis, which is oftenunder-reported.
1) Theoretical Perspective
In criminological theory, the notion of racketeering by government is self-evident. It is formallycategorized as "Organized State Crime".Historically, the courts were a chief arena for inflicting Organized State Crime on the People.Through the courts one may abuse specific individuals, groups, or all, under the color of law.