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Top FBI Official in Los Angeles Connected to Tom Girardi


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Corruption runs deep in Los Angeles.  It appears that the investigation into Tom Girardi is starting to peel back the layers of inside involvement by a government official and private individuals who conspired with Girardi and his law firm.  Last week, the head of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office formally recused himself from the federal investigation into fraud and corruption by Tom Girardi and others at his now defunct law firm.

The California Bar’s Failure to Stop Corrupt Attorneys


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The system wonders why the public does not trust lawyers.  Case in point—the California bar’s abject failure to stop corrupt and disbarred attorney Tom Girardi.  The State Bar of California has failed to discipline corrupt attorneys, allowing lawyers to repeatedly violate professional standards and harm members of the public, according to a long-awaited audit the agency recently released.

Corrupt Prosecutor’s Side Hustle


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Ralph Petty worked as an assistant district attorney in Midland County, Texas, for 20 years.  Like any prosecutor, he aggressively advocated for the government.  But he wasn't just any advocate, because he wasn't just a prosecutor.  Each night, Petty took off his proverbial DA hat and re-entered the courthouse as a law clerk for the same judges he was trying to convince to side with him by day.

Corruption in the California Federal Judicial System: Part Four of a Four-Part Series


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The following is the fourth installment of this series, which recounts what many people who have not (yet) experienced our wonderful legal system will find totally unbelievable.  It is a portion of a criminal complaint that I've tried to put in front of the special grand jury.  The person I'm writing about in this particular segment, Louise DeCarl Adler, is a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California.

Corruption in the California Federal Judicial System: Part Three of a Four-Part Series


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The following is the third installment of this series, which recounts what many people who have not (yet) experienced our wonderful legal system will find totally unbelievable.  It is a portion of a criminal complaint that I've tried to put in front of the special grand jury.  The person I'm writing about in this particular segment, Louise DeCarl Adler, is a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California. 

Corruption in the California Federal Judicial System: Part Two of a Four-Part Series


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The following is the second installment of this series, which recounts what many people who have not (yet) experienced our wonderful legal system will find totally unbelievable.  It is a portion of a criminal complaint that I've tried to put in front of the special grand jury.  The person I'm writing about in this particular segment, Kristin Tavia Mihelic, is an attorney for the Department of Injustice. 

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