Bet Tzedek Gala production: Sandor Samuels as the Scarlet Letter of the Los Angeles Jewish/Legal Community
An ongoing charade – Sandor Samuels, one of the key figures in criminality that underlies the financial crisis, as the “President and CEO” of Bet Tzedek (“The House of Justice”). The evidence shows him engaging in racketeering even in his capacity of President of Bet Tzedek, but both Bet Tzedek and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation refuse to address grievances.
Los Angeles, December 15 – “It is an ongoing charade – Sandor Samuels, one of the key figures in the criminality that underlies the financial crisis, as the “President and CEO” of Bet Tzedek (“The House of Justice”), an affiliate of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation,” comments Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO), regarding the upcoming Bet Tzedek gala production, “Samuels is bound to be remembered as the Scarlet Letter on the face of the Los Angeles Jewish/legal Community.”
As Chief Legal Officer of Countrywide Financial Corporation and later Associate General Counsel of Bank of America Corporation, Sandor Samuels was:
- Starting at least in the early 2000s – key figure in establishing corrupt organization practices in Countrywide, with an unprecedented fraud on the US tax payer, on shareholders, and on homeowners nationwide;
- Starting in the early 2000s – key figure in corruption of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles and the US District Court, Central District of California;
- \Starting March 2007 – central figure in conduct amounting to racketeering in the Los Angeles Superior Court, on the grounds of Bet Tzedek, as President of Bet Tzedek; [[i]]
- In January 2008 – directly responsible for the collapse of Countrywide, following the publication of news of fraud through the filing of “Recreated Letters” as evidence in the US Bankruptcy Court in PA by Countrywide’s attorneys. [[ii]]
- In March 2008 – directly responsible for the fraud in the US District Court, TX by attorneys for Countrywide, and a Memorandum Opinion by the Hon Judge Jeff Bohm, documenting similar conduct by Countrywide in courts throughout the United States. [[iii]]
- Starting July 2008 – directly responsible for implementing similar conduct in Bank of America. [[iv]]
- 2010 – key figure in Human Rights Alert’s report, which was incorporated into the United Nations Human Rights Council Staff Report, with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California”. [[v]]
In the meanwhile, Samuels continues to serve on the boards of other Los Angeles Jewish institutions as well:
- Adat Ari-El Synagogue
- American Jewish University, Los Angeles
- Shalhevet School
- Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
The synergistic corruption of the US justice system and US financial institutions is at the heart of the current crisis. [[vii]] Sandor Samuels, one of the key architects of the corruption, is now re-invented as Mr Jewish Justice.
“Public corruption is properly reserved for describing corruption in full public view. Sandor Samuels is a fine example,” concludes Dr Zernik.
All releases, pertaining to Bet Tzedek and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation are copied to the Anti-Defamation League, to Bet Tzedek, and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, as a request for comments. No comments were returned so far.
[i] 10-06-11 Call for Accountability by the Jewish Community for Rampant Fraud at Los Angeles Superior Court
10-10-05 The Los Angeles Jewish legal community again asked to assume accountability for conduct of Bet Tzedek “The House of Justice”
10-10-11 Holly Fujie and Bet Tzedek the Los Angeles Jewish Legal Community Again Asked to Assume Accountability for Conduct of Bet Tzedek The House of Justice
11-03-17 No shame left in the Los Angeles Jewish Community; Countrywide’s Sandor Samuels is again President of Bet Tzedek – “The House of Justice”
11-06-06 PRESS RELEASE: Bet Tzedek – the Los Angeles “House of Justice” – a Jewish Justice Celebration!
[ii] 08-01-08 Case of Borrower Hills (01-22574) – in the US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. Countrywide’s Three “Recreated Letters” and a Transcript
[iii] 08-03-05 Case of Borrower William Parsley (05-90374), Dkt #248: Judge Jeff Bohm’s Memorandum Opinion, rebuking Countrywide’s litigation practices, Countrywide’s false outside counsel scheme – appearances by counsel who are not Counsel of Record, with “no communications with clients” clause:
[iv] 10-05-05 Countrywide, Bank of America [NYSE;BAC], and its President Brian Moynihan Compilation of Records Evidence of Racketeering
10-05-05 Chairs of US Congress Committees of the Judiciary and Banking Are Requested to Join Senator Feinstein’s Inquiries on Comptroller of the Currency
10-07-06 Complaint Filed with US Attorney Office Los Angeles Against Moynihan Bank of America [NYSE:BAC] Bryan Cave LLP Alleging Racketeering
10-07-06 Complaint Filed with US Attorney Office, Los Angeles, Against Brian Moynihan, Bank of America [NYSE:BAC], Bryan Cave LLP, Alleging Racketeering and Large Scale Financial Institution Fraud
[v] 10-04-19 Human Rights Alert (NG0) submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States as incorporated into the UPR staff report, with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California”.
[vi] See [i], above.
[vii] 11-08-08 PRESS RELEASE: Fraud and Corruption in the US Courts are Tightly Linked to Failing Banking Regulation and the Global Economic Crisis – presentation in the 16th World Criminology Congress, Japan
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
The 2010 submission of Human Rights Alert to the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations was reviewed by the HRC professional staff and incorporated in the official HRC Professional Staff Report with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California.”
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