The foul odor of institutional abuse/crime/fraud/corruption is so prevalent that the awareness has seeped beyond the “fringe”, and “insider” segments of the population; it is now common knowledge in all regions on Earth.
Recall: GLOBAL POLICY: To Corrupt and Coerce The Entering Elites…
- UK – EXPLOSIVE EVIDENCE OF MASSIVE CORRUPTION,
- European Commission says: Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’
- China: Anne Stevenson-Yang Shared a View of China’s Big Trouble
- Russia: Oligarchs and Corruption,
- U.S. – former bank examiner, Carmen Segarra’s recordings
– Police Chief Moved to Tears After Exposing Corruption in His Department
… Indeed the more you question, the more institutional crime you find.
Facing the truth that institutional criminality is systemic is overdue, the crisis is upon us. ~Ron
Those who may think I criticize the courts too much that the Administrative Legal System is corrupt may be a personal opinion, even the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Administrative Law Judge George Painter sent a scolding letter announcing his retirement highlighting the corruption from an insider’s perspective. George Painter died last year at the age of 87. Yet his parting words still will echo on in the halls of justice.
In the letter, Judge Painter announced his retirement he exposed the internal corruption inside the court system. He stated bluntly that his fellow admin judges had never awarded a case to a plaintiff in 20 years, and that he did so at the urging of former CFTC Chair Wendy Gramm. I do not say something as seriously as corruption lightly. I am not the type to exaggerate or run off at the mouth. If I say something I typically can back it up. If I express my OPINION, I clearly state it as such.
Wendy Gramm was the Chair of the CFTC 1988 to 1993. a former Enron board member and wife of energy deregulation architect Phill Gramm, who dominated Congress for years. Previously, from 1985 to 1988, Wendy Gramm was head of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Of course, politicians always appoint family members to further their power. After a lobbying campaign from Enron, the CFTC exempted it from regulation in trading of energy derivatives and then Gramm was rewarded with a board member position exactly as Alan Cohen who was the receiver in my case hired by Goldman Sachs. Gramm at least resigned from the CFTC and took a seat on the Enron Board of Directors whereas Cohen remains as the Court’s Receiver and worked as a board member at Goldman Sachs never resigning. This type of corruption is widespread.
After the Enron scandal, Gramm was never criminally charged but she and the other directors of the energy company were named in several investor lawsuits. Gramm and other Enron directors agreed to a $168 million dollar settlement in a suit led by the University of California. As part of that settlement, the directors agreed to collectively pay $13 million to settle claims of insider trading. The remainder of the settlement was to be paid by insurance.
Judge Painter wrote in his addressing the corruption in the courts he maintained that Judge Levine told him that he had promised former CFTC Chair Wendy Gramm “that he would never rule in a complainant’s favor. Painter’s notice went on to say, “A review of his rulings will confirm that he has fulfilled his vow.” Judge Painter explained his reasoning for exposing Levine. “If I simply announced my intention to retire, the seven reparation cases on my docket would be reassigned to the only other administrative law judge at the Commission, Judge Levine. This I could not do in good conscience.”
Then the WSJ ran an a article written by SARAH N. LYNCH in support of the CFTC with accusations of mental unfitness and heavy drinking about Judge Painter (Case Sheds Light on CFTC Judge – WSJ). They have never trashed a judge in such a manner. Why? It was obviously targeted to try to discredit Painter. The article omitted his attack on the Administrative Court System. This was obviously a character assassination piece that was highly biased and was written to support the CFTC. The LA Times, outside of the NYC cesspool, covered the story stating that the Judge Painter’s ruling should concern everyone. This illustrated the stark difference between NYC and the rest of the world.
Back in the 1980s, I was asked to testify against the CFTC with respect to merging it with the SEC, I called a lawyer who practiced before the CFTC who routinely said the same thing about the CFTC Administrative Law Court that you could not win and often the decisions never made legal sense. I told him I could get him before Congress and he should tell them what he told me. He said no way for he would be prejudiced out of business and could never win a case thereafter. He advised me not to testify against the CFTC for they would target me as well in retaliation.
In March of 2015, two Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Breyer testified before Congress stating bluntly that the US criminal justice system does not work (Two Supreme Court Justices Say Criminal-Justice System Isn’t Working – WSJ). The conviction rate back in 2000 in Federal Court was 87% with 71% of those sentenced to prison. Then by 2010 it rose further to 93%. How? Judge Rakoff wrote Why Innocent People Plead Guilty. Others have written on the same subject. Even Eric Holder admitted the justice system is broken and he stood at the head of that system.
Attorney General John Ashcroft reorganized the Justice Department into what he called a “wartime reorganization” following 911. What he did sent thousands of Americans to prison. Prosecutors would not receive credit for a conviction UNLESS the defendant did jail time. A traffic violation on federal land mandates jail time even for not having your documents in your possession.
So when I do say there is corruption, it is not simply a personal opinion. I will always qualify something as such. Otherwise, it is based upon observation and research even though I do not always have the time to fully write about the sources I have encountered.
Our world is run – and has been run for some time now – by a relatively very small group of individuals who have it in their power to manage, as they think, the economies of nations. -Hugo Salinas Price