LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard I Fine, a former U. S. Prosecutor with the Department of Justice who holds a Ph.D. in International law was released from his solitary "coercive confinement" cell in L A County Men's Central jail on Friday, September 17, 2010 after being incarcerated 18 months for civil contempt of court. He was set free by Order of California Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe who had reversed his order of the day before where reinforced the continued incarceration of Fine until he complied with the Court's Order to answer questions. But without compliance, and on the next day, Judge Yaffe abruptly reversed himself and ordered the release of Dr. Fine.
Richard Fine was never charged or convicted of a crime yet he had become one of America's more visible "Political Prisoners" having been jailed following his attempt to disqualify Judge Yaffe for failing to disclose taking illegal payments from the County of Los Angeles to litigants in his court room. Full Disclosure Network® Reports on this case and Judicial Corruption are available at this URL: http://blog.fulldisclosure.net/2010/09/richard-i-fine-is-free-result-of.html
Yaffe Explains His Confusion:
Judge Yaffe took pains to explain his frustration in his September 17, 2010 Release Order that directed the Sheriff to set Dr. Fine free. The Judge who recently and unexpectedly announced he plans to resign next before his term of office expires wrote in his order that he is not certain "whether Fine's continued confinement serves any useful purpose." However, he went on to justify his original Contempt Order and indefinite sentence of Dr. Fine with the following statement:
"By keeping him (Fine) incarcerated for 18 months, the court has deterred others from defying its orders to the extent that it is possible to do so given the facts of this case."
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