Judicial Racketeering, RICO Prosecutions Urged: Full Disclosure Network® Video Report
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Prosecutor Richard I. Fine , Ph.D, is urging Prosecutions for Judicial Racketeering involving criminal activity in the State Superior Courts. Appearing in an exclusive public cable television and Internet video news report (7 min), Dr. Fine outlines the criminal activity where members of the California Judiciary are involved. He says this activity qualifies as "organized crime" and explains why their activities should be prosecuted under the RICO ACT (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). Watch Video here at URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/102.php
RICO Act Violations
According to Wikipedia the RICO ACT is a United States Federal Law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows for the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually do it.
Richard Fine describes the 2009 California Judicial Council report that 90% of the Judges received illegal payments, and he cites the following offenses. read transcript here:
- Repeatedly taking illegal payments from parties appearing before them
- Denial of Due Process by failure to disclose those payments to litigants
- Obstruction of Justice
- Misprision of Felony
- Extrinsic Fraud
Responsibility For Disclosure
During the video Richard Fine reveals who are the officials responsible for informing litigants of the illegal payments received by parties who are involved in the case. He says the JUDGE and the COUNTY COUNSEL have an obligation to disclose the illegal payments (to all litigants, civil and criminal and their attorneys).
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Contact: Leslie Dutton, 310-822-4449, Full Disclosure Network, www.fulldisclosure.net
SOURCE Full Disclosure Network
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