L A Times Female Reporter Sneaked Into Men’s Central Jail For Banned Interview With Richard I Fine
Los Angeles, CA L A Times Reporter Victoria Kim apparently sneaked into the L.A. County Central Men’s Jail without being detected, in order to conduct a banned interview with prominent Anti-Trust Attorney Richard I Fine who has been jailed there in solitary “coercive confinement” since March 4, 2009. Watch this video report covering the media ban on interviews with Fine in jail. http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/78.php
JAILERS CAUGHT UNAWARE
According to Sheriff Leroy Baca’s personal spokesman, Steve Whitmore, the L A Times Reporter’s presence at the jail for over an hour, was completely unnoticed by the jailers and security personnel. The Sheriff has banned interviews with Richard I. Fine so it must have been a complete surprise when he read Victoria Kim’s article published on June 7, 2009. How she gained access to Fine’s solitary confinement cell is apparently a mystery to Sheriff Baca and his personnel.
OTHER MEDIA BLOCKED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH RICHARD I. FINE
It is unknown at this time whether the L A Times was contacted by the Sheriff to determine how their reporter gained access to the high security jail and without the Sheriff’s permission. In contrast to the L A Times sneaky tactics to get an “exclusive” interview, Full Disclosure Network has made numerous formal requests for a personal interview with Richard Fine only to be told that Judge David Yaffe had forbidden anyone to interview him.
Judge Yaffe sentenced Fine to an undetermined sentence with no bail and no release date, following the attorney’s attempt to disqualify the Judge from sitting on a case where he had received illegal payments from a party in the case. That party was the County of Los Angeles and the case was Marina Strand Colony II Homeowners Association vs. County of Los Angeles.
“NOT GOING TO HAPPEN”
The Sheriff is apparently adamant that no reporters are to interview Richard Fine, as he told his spokesman Whitmore “this is not going to happen” many times, over and over. Listen to the audio tape of a voice mail message left on the Full Disclosure telephone where Mr. Whitmore describes the tone of the Sheriff.
JUDGES vs. SHERIFF BACA
The relationship between Sheriff Leroy Baca and the Los Angeles Superior Court Judges has been an interesting one. The Sheriff is constantly walking a tightrope to please the Judiciary to avoid their interference in the operations of his jail.
JUDGE YAFFE IS PARTY TO CASE, SHERIFF IS RESPONDENT
Sheriff Baca is apparently honoring Judge Yaffe’s directions to block press interviews with Fine in jail. Sheriff Baca is the Respondent in the Ninth Circuit case #09-56073 Richard I. Fine vs. Sheriff L. A. County. Judge Yaffe has filed papers listing himself as a Real Party In Interest in the case. No Order has been entered in either the U S District Court or the Ninth Circuit Court stopping the press from interviewing Richard I. Fine. So it would appear the two defendants Yaffee and Baca are interferring with the freedom of the press.
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