L A Judges Taking Illegal Money?...Attorney Jailed on Contempt Charges
Los Angeles, CA Full Disclosure Network® known as “the news behind the news” has posted an indepth report of the March 4, 2009 Los Angeles Superior Court Contempt hearing in Judge David Yaffe’s Department 86 courtroom where he sentenced prominent Anti-Trust attorney Richard I. Fine to county jail indefinitely, until such time as he provides to the Judge his personal financial information. Read full report here: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/news/2009/03/attorney-jailed-in-attempt-to.html
SHOULD JUDGE BE DISQUALIFIED?
Judge Yaffe’s order came after attorney Richard Fine noted the Judge had taken illegal money from an interested party in the case, the County of Los Angeles. Fine also notified the Judge that he had filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus with the Calfiornia Supreme Court just prior to the hearing. However Judge Yaffe refused the attorneys’ request to delay sentencing until the State and Federal courts had responded. Immediately following the sentencing an entourage of ten or more Sheriff Deputies and Court personnel surrounded the slightly built, grandfatherly 69 year old attorney and placed him in handcuffs.
DEVELOPERS vs HOMEOWNERS
The hearing involved the case of Marina Strand Colony II Homeowners Association vs County of Los Angeles and was prompted by attorneys representing the Del Rey Shores Development who sought to collect legal fees awarded to them. Richard Fine challenged the credentials of the Debtor Court Referee and Judge Yaffe who he claimed had been receiving illegal payments, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars from the County Board of Supervisors since 1988. Attorneys had requested that the Court order Fine to remove his website from the Internet, the Judge denied that request.
EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW
Richard Fine warned of the possibility that Judge David Yaffe would likely commit an illegal act by refusing to disqualify himself from conducting the contempt hearing. The Full Disclosure Network videotaped a full hour interview with attorney Richard Fine prior to the contempt hearing. The interview will be featured on 40 cable systems and the Internet. Excerpts from the transcript of the entire interview are available from the Full Disclosure Network here: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/news/labels/Richard%20I.%20Fine.html
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