July 4, 2010
-- Los Angeles, July 4 - Human Rights Alert (NGO) and Joseph Zernik, PhD, filed complaint  with the newly re-established public corruption and civil rights unit of the US Attorney Office, alleging public corruption and deprivation of civil rights by the California Judicial Council, chaired by California Chief Justice Ronald George, pertaining to their conduct in the habeas corpus petition of Richard Fine. Richard Fine, 70 year old, former US prosecutor, exposed, publicized, and rebuked the taking by judges in Los Angeles County of "not permitted" payments (called by media "bribes"). On February 20, 2009, the Governor of California signed "retroactive immunities" (pardons) for all judges in Los Angeles. Less than two weeks later, on March 4, 2009 Richard Fine was arrested in open court, with no warrant. He is held ever since in solitary confinement in Los Angeles, California. No judgment, conviction, or sentencing was ever entered in his case.
On March 20, 2009, Richard Fine filed a habeas corpus petition Fine v Sheriff (2:09-cv-01914)
at the US Court, Los Angeles. The Sheriff, named Respondent, refused to answer on the petition. Instead, the complaint alleged that the California Judicial Council falsely retained Attorney Kevin McCormick to answer on the petition on behalf of Judge David Yaffe and the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. The complaint provided documentation that the California Judicial Council retained Attorney McCormick under false case caption. Consequently, Attorney McCormick appeared with no authority at all, and with no communications with his purported clients either. In such appearances, Attorney McCormick filed false and deliberately misleading records, purported as Judgment for the confinement of Mr Fine, and false declarations under penalty of perjury. The complaint further alleged that the parties involved - the Chief Justice Ronald George, the California Judicial Council, Attorney McCormick, Judge David Yaffe, and the California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, were all duly informed of the wrongdoing, but none initiated any corrective actions, as required by law. Therefore, the complaint stated that in fact, there were no valid records, conforming with the fundamentals of the law to provide the foundation of the arrest and imprisonment of Richard Fine. Conduct of subjects of the complaint was alleged as false arrest and false imprisonment under the color of law, and retaliation against Richard Fine for exposing widespread corruption of judges in Los Angeles County, California.
In the complaint, copied to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, and filed to coincide with July 4th, the US Independence Day, the US Attorney, Central District of California, was asked to provide equal protection for Richard Fine and all 10 millions who reside in Los Angeles County California.
The complaint was also copied to the United Nations. In report filed in April 2010 with the United Nations, Human Rights Alert (NGO) alleged widespread corruption of the justice system in Los Angeles County California, and large-scale false imprisonments, which the US government is refusing to address. The report was filed as part of the first ever review of Human Rights in the United States by the United Nations, scheduled for November 2010. Human Rights Alert (NGO) recently initiated international lobbying to affect effective report by the United Nations regarding Human Rights in the United States.
 July 4th, 2010 Complaint filed with US Attorney, Los Angeles, alleging public corruption and deprivation of rights by California Judicial Council, Chief Justice Ronald George, and others, relative to the imprisonment of Richard Fine.http://www.scribd.com/doc/33879469/
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