Full Disclosure Network, headed by tireless Emmy winner Leslie Dutton (and aided by the equally indefatigable T.J. Johnston), was first (as usual) to learn of Fine's impending release. Although Fine was the sole author of all legal briefs filed in his case, his freedom could never have been obtained without Full Disclosure's regular and relentless exposure of the corruption as each element was uncovered. California citizens ... indeed all Americans ... owe a huge debt of gratitude for Full Disclosure's determination. (UPDATE: View Dr. Fine's first post-incarceration video interview HERE.)
Judge Yaffe announced his "retirement", effective November 1st, after Fine's legal maneuvering forced him to reveal his false statements made to numerous courts over the past three years as he scrambled to hide his corrupt acts which furthered the illegal activities of a local developer, aided by L.A. County Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe. But rather than disappear into obscurity as a result of the shame he brought upon himself, his family, and California's judiciary, Yaffe is instead rumored to be planning to immediately return to the bench as a retired assigned judge, positions staffed by the Administrative Office of the Courts ... an entity so rife with corruption the Legislature was recently compelled to pass a bill protecting whistle-blowers whose complaints had repeatedly been thwarted by the AOC (headed by, surprise, Chief Justice Ronald M. George, who was also recently forced to "retire" as allegations of his own corrupt acts began to snowball). Judge Yaffe should instead experience the future he so richly deserves: he should be forced to swap places with Dr. Fine:
Dr. Fine, understandably exuberant following his triumph, will spend the weekend re-acclimating himself to freedom and the comforts of home and family. The specifics of implementing his next move to continue the clean-up of California's shady judicial system are still to be determined.
Dr. Fine would like to send a big THANK YOU to all of you who donated (time and/or money) to this cause. Without YOUR help, it would never have been possible. Pat yourselves on the back for helping save America's future. Thanks are also due to Troy Anderson of L.A.'s Metropolitan News-Enterprise and other reporters who saw the truth and reported it ... unlike the crooks' protectors at the Los Angeles Times, who should be ASHAMED of themselves for failing so miserably at their jobs!
UPDATE: Full Disclosure Network reveals Yaffe's true intent in jailing Dr. Fine:
“By keeping him incarcerated for 18 months, the court has deterred others from defying its orders to the extent that it is possible to do so given the facts of this case.” Judge David P. YaffeSo now we know the truth, from Yaffe's own lips. It was to intimidate any other attorney who may be considering fighting void orders created to protect and further judicial corruption.
UPDATE: Ron Kaye, former editor of the Los Angeles Daily News, calls out Yaffe on his hypocrisy:
"Why it took Yaffe 18 months to determine Fine's confinement does not serve 'any useful purpose' is hard to understand unless you know the judge is regarded by attorneys who have appeared before him as erratic and often irrational in his decisions."Very insightful, Mr. Kaye! You're spot on.
"So I guess if Yaffe resorted in the end to self-justification by calling Fine crazy, it's something he knows about -- if only a juvenile name-calling excuse."
"Maybe Fine is crazy, maybe everybody who fights for what they believe in is crazy."
"That's certainly the viewpoint of every repressive regime and of every oppressor in modern history. That's why they use gulags, and prisons for the politically incorrect."
"The legal standard for coercive confinement in a contempt of court case is five days in jail, after which it is presumed the incarcerated will not back down. Yaffe exceeded that by  days."
"There was never any question Fine would break. His whole life is marked by an obsessive passion for doing what he believe is right, fighting against illegal taxation and official abuses."
"As Yaffe knows, the legal standard for insanity is knowing the difference between right and wrong. The question which deserves a proper judicial inquiry is whether Yaffe -- not Fine -- can tell the difference."
Still, despite all of Yaffe's faults, let us all remember that he was NOT the author of the illegal payment scheme. The blame for that rests solely with Mike Antonovich and Ronald George.