LA County Influences Judges With Double $Benefits, Developers Pay to Play: Full Disclosure Network® Video Report

Mar 07, 2011, 12:11 ET from Full Disclosure Network

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An 8 minute exclusive news video   featuring former U.S. Prosecutor Richard I. Fine reveals his strategy to return integrity to the California Court system.  He states why Judges cannot sit on cases where they received money from parties who appear before them. He is challenging the Court to rule on his Motion to Null and Void all of Judge David Yaffe's Orders issued in a controversial Marina del Rey redevelopment case Marina Strand Colony II Homeowners Association vs. County of Los Angeles.  Fine will appear at a hearing on March 10, 2011 before Supervising Judge Elihu Berle, in Department One. Watch: the video here:  http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/95.php.

COUNTY JUDICIAL DOUBLE BENEFITS CREATE CONFLICT

Since September 2010 three other Judges have refused to hear Fine's motion, Judge Yaffe abruptly released Richard Fine from LA County Jail after 18 months in solitary "Coercive Confinement" for civil contempt of Court, then refused to hear Fine Motion to Null and Void his own Orders and  announced his resignation from office.  The second Judge,  Ann I. Jones, recused herself due to a discussion with Judge Yaffe and Judge O'Brien refused to hear the case and then denied Fine's motion. According to LA County Auditor's Records attached to Fine's Motion to Null and Void Judge Yaffe has taken over $850,000 in double benefits payments from the County while sitting on cases where the county is involved, Judge Berle has taken $637,000 and Judge O'Brien almost $300,000.  Fine contends that by taking these payments from the County, the Judges are disqualified from hearing the case based on the Judicial Canons of Ethics and the State Constitution prohibits such payments.

PAY TO PLAY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

In addition to the Judicial Benefits conflict, Fine's Court filings allege a "Pay to Play" political contribution scheme between County Board of Supervisors and partners in the Del Rey Shores Redevelopment project.  Partners Jerry and Pat Epstein and Kirk and Anne Douglas are well known Hollywood celebrities who according to the County records have given thousands in campaign contributions to the elected Supervisors just prior to their approval votes the massive redevelopment project.  Richard Fine was the former attorney representing homeowners still opposing the Marina del Rey redevelopment project.  

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