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Judicial Watch Attorney describes Criminal Immunity Video 10 min JAILED INDEFINITELY AFTER CHALLENGING JUDICAL PAYMENTS Richard I. Fine was sentenced indefinitely for Civil Contempt of Court by Judge David Yaffe, whom he alleges testified in court on December 22, 2008 that he had received the illegal "benefits" payments from the County and had failed to disclose this fact  to interested parties  in Court, as well as omitting it from his  Economic Disclosure Form 700. Mr. Fine had attempted to disqualify Judge Yaffe from the case before him, Marina Strand Colony II Homeowners Association v. County of Los Angeles. After seven months in jail Fine has appealling for his release all the way up to the U S Ninth Circuit Court, acting as his own attorney.  An appeal hearing is expected to be  scheduled, but is not expected to be soon.

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  Los Angeles, CA The Full Disclosure Network has been investigating California Senate Bill SBX2 11 that was enacted into law on February 20, 2009 and became part of Government Code Sections 68220 on May 21, 2009. This controversial bill, signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, was intended to legalize "Double Benefits" for Judges and was inserted into part of the budget package this February and was intended to legalize the "double payments" being made to California Judges by the county governments.   NO DEBATE BUT LOTS OF SECRECY There was no debate or public scrutiny of the bill prior to the vote. These county payments to Judges were ruled illegal in an appellate court decision in a case brought by the Judicial Watch organization in Sturgeon v. County of Los Angeles that held the Judges are State employees  who were not entitled to  "double benefits" from the county due to a Constitutional Provision that Judges salaries and benefits are to be set by the legislature and cannot be delegated. WHY MISSING PARAGRAPHS ON CRIMINAL IMMUNITY?  Most notably three important paragraphs in SBX2 11 were missing from Government Code Sections 68220, 68221,68222. These paragraphs  included the most critical and controversial part of the bill, that being that California Judges and county government officials were given retroactive immunity from criminal prosecution and civil liability for crimes committed prior to May 21, 2009. What the bill doesn't say is what happens to the crimes committed after May 21st 2009? Is criminal behavior for government officials now legal? IS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR NOW LEGAL FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS?  "This bill would provide that no governmental entity, or officer or employee of a governmental entity, shall incur any liability or be subject to prosecution or disciplinary action because of benefits provided to a judge under the official action of a governmental entity prior to the effective date of the bill on the ground that those benefits were not authorized under law. "




WHY NO ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINON? Full Disclosure Network asked Senator Pro-Tem Steinberg's Spokesman Jim Evans to clarify some points regarding SBX2 11. Here are all the questions and answers on a PDF file posed SBX2 11. Basically, we were told the Senator (author) did not get an Attorney General opinion and when asked if they would, the answer was NO, it is not needed. Below is one of the many questions we asked about the retroactive criminal immuity. BREAKING NEWS DEVELOPMENT A complaint was filed with California Attorney General Jerry Brown's office on September 14, 2009 by former Anti-Trust Attorney Richard I. Fine seeking prosecution of Superior Court Judges and government officials who have participated in the receipt of illegal payments from public funds, which he estimates at approximately $300 million, without disclosure while sitting on cases involving County government. Mr. Fine, who has been sitting in solitary coercive confinement in the L. A . County Central Men's Jail, prepared the

T. J. Johnston & Leslie Dutton, Producers Full Disclosure Network®  A public affairs cable TV and Internet program seen on over 45 cable systems  throughout  Californa and in Washington D.C. , Manhattan New York, St. Paul Minnesota, Waterloo Wisconsin, San Antonio Texas, York Pennsylvania    Since 1992 the Full Disclosure Network® has been produced by the twice nominated and Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston.   In 2002 the Full Disclosure®  special series “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism” was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series.  Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.  310-822-4449 Email: Website:   FULL DISCLOSURE LINKS ON CRIMINAL IMMUNITY FOR JUDGES & GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS (10 min) Judical Watch On Court Corruption (28:30 min) "L A Times Misses The Mark"  

cases involving County government. Mr. Fine, who has been sitting in solitary coercive confinement in the L. A . County Central Men's Jail, prepared the complaint using the top of his bunk bed as a desk, citing the Penal Codes from memory. After 45 years as a practicing attorney with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. and private practice, he holds a Ph.D. in International Law. (cotinued top right column)  Read entire Complaintonline here   Read Detailed Report Here  



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