This was the formal complaint sent to Commission on Judicial Performance.
Constitutional rights taken away, First ammendment rights taken away, the right to petition to the government.
RE: COMPLAINT ABOUT A CALIFORNIA JUDGE, ELIZABETH A. WHITE
To Whom It May Concern:
Please find below information you request when complaints are made against a California Judge including my attorney’s information, the Judge name, Court and Case information, as well as the basis of my complaint. Please note that I became aware of the Commission on Judicial Performance by doing a search on the internet.
Today’s date: Monday, March 9, 2009
My name: Georges Marciano
Address: 1000 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Ph: (310) 276-6481
My Attorney: Eric George, of Browne Woods George LLP
Phone: (310) 274-7100
Name of Judge: Elizabeth A. White
Court: Superior Court of the State of California
County: County of Los Angeles – Central District
Case Name: Georges Marciano vs. Joseph Fahs, et al.
Case Numbers: BC 375824, BC 385790
Nature of Complaint:
Judge White has approached this case with a condescending demeanor, bias, and abused her authority against me personally. Further, the Judge has deprived me of my Constitutional rights, including my First and Fourteenth Amendment rights, and has breached the rights granted to me as a citizen of the United States. These rights are the great privilege and honor of living in this country.
The actions taken by Judge White fail to comply with the canons of Code of Judicial Ethics. Judge White has continually made personal attacks against me. Judge White stated I have mental issues, I need help, I am paranoid, and disingenuous, amongst other personal insults (). These are statements the Judge made on the record and in open Court, on the public record, and in front of my family! How can a Judge subject anyone to such false and humiliating statements that are based on a personal prejudice? My pride of having worked forty-five years is gone in five minutes by Judge White’s statements. Not only are these insults demeaning to me, they leave lifelong scars for my entire family and are not capable of being fixed to the degree necessary to make me whole again. It is ironic that the Judge continually commented that I have mental issues, when Defendants’ countersued me for Emotional Distress and ask for Millions in damages.
Moreover, the credible reputation that I worked hard to build throughout my life has been irreparably damaged by Judge White’s bias, actions and remarks. From this point on, any time someone does research on me, whether it be for legal, social, or business purposes, Judge White’s false, malicious and purposeful remarks negatively affect others judgment of me and my children forever.
In many countries, the rights of citizens are not worth the paper they are printed on. In the United States, any citizen, whether good, bad, indifferent, famous, infamous, or obscure; can call upon the Courts to vindicate their Constitutional rights and expect that call to be honored. I have a strong belief in the rights the United States provides for its’ citizens, and the United States Judicial system. The conduct Judge White displayed in Court serves to hurt the confidence the public has in the administration of justice.
I have been living a nightmare for the past three years, and have suffered breach after breach of my Constitutional rights at the hand of Judge White. I have No insurance that covers attorney or CPA fees, and have spent close to $12 million in expenses for this lawsuit in lawyer and CPA fees. I am not looking for these expenses to be reimbursed, for one cannot put a price on Justice. This is about justice and an example to teach my children about justice
. Judge White is dismissing crimes totaling almost half a billion dollars, not only against me, but crimes against the United States government. To date, I have financed this litigation to seek justice for the direct benefit of the United States Government. Judge White destroyed my dream that everyone has Constitutional rights that are protected by the judicial system. Judge White has humiliated me in front of my family and the public in a way that would be unjustified by a stranger in the street, let alone by a Judge in a Court of law. The Judge’s comments are all now permanent public record. I could never imagine an officer of the Court would say the things that Judge White has said to me and about me.
I am, and have been a proud citizen of the United States since 1978. I have employed over 20,000 people in the United States throughout my career and created what is a Billion Dollar clothing company.
I have four children who were born in our great Country. I always believed that no country does more to support its’ citizens rights than the United States. It is important for me to do my part as a devoted citizen of the United States, to assure that justice is carried out in a fair and unbiased fashion for the benefit of our Country. This is why I write to you today, something unthinkable to me for thirty-two years.
Judge White is a danger to our country in our present time. Unless all of us as citizens fight for our Constitution and force the law to punish people who break the law, many crimes against the United States, mostly financial, will go unpunished, and criminals will be rewarded. I simply want to be treated like any other good citizen. No more, no less. It is sad to see our Country in such a disaster financially because of American greed that has gone unchecked for years, and we are paying a very heavy price for it now which will take years to recover. For example, the greed of Bernard Madoff.
The following are examples of the obstruction of justice, misconduct with examples to support my complaints of how Judge White breached the rights that are granted to me as a citizen of the United States.
Judge White has continually made personal attacks and negative comments about me throughout this case which are improper and false. I would like to testify before the Commission on Judicial Performance Cto show you just how false Judge White’s statements are. Judge White vacated the upcoming trial that would show that my former employees, the Defendants, stole nearly half a billion dollars from me, thereby defrauding the state and federal government of hundreds of millions in taxes due. Please find below some of the extensive and repeated comments made by Judge White. I would not wish this treatment upon anyone. Please note that I referenced the date and page number of the Court transcript each comment was extracted from.
· Judge called me Paranoid: Judge White stated: “let me first speak to what’s contained in the opposition to the Motion. I’m concerned for your Mr. Marciano. Your Declaration appears to be a stream of consciousness diatribe which appears to evidence a severe case of paranoia.” (January 5, 2009; page 2)
o I almost fainted when I heard this. Is Judge White a psychiatrist? My family was present in court when Judge White made this public comment. This has left scars not only on me, but my family as well. We left the Courtroom humiliated. The Judge’s comments have destroyed my pride and the admiration of my children. I want Judge White to apologize in front of my family and made public record. This will not make up for the damage the Judge’s comments have done, but it is a start. How can a Judge subject anyone to such false and humiliating statements?
o The Judge used the word “evidence” in her unjustified conclusion, but it is NOT evidence . The Judge is not a medical doctor.
·Judge stated her belief that I have mental issues: Judge White stated: “Let me also point out the following. I received an opposition which was drafted by counsel but, in part, drafted by Mr. Marciano. Mr. Marciano’s declaration, along with a box of I believe it was 76 CD’s, makes it apparent to the Court that Mr. Marciano may have some mental issues. I am no doctor, but when somebody captions a CD-Rom “Breach of Terrorist Act Law, Tax violation, tax evasion, wire fraud, mail fraud, check fraud, and negligence, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and cover up against homeland security and all treasury department of the U.S.A.,” I begin to become concerned about his mental state.” (December 31, 2008; p. 18) “And most importantly, I think Mr. Marciano needs help.” (December 31, 2008)
o The extent of the damage to me and my family will last forever and will surely affect my stature if I am sued. Again Judge White gave an unwarranted and insulting medical opinion, while admitting to not being a doctor. How can the Judge claim I have “mental issues” when she admits she did not even look at the evidence? The Judge had a misplaced preconceived notion about me that she used to prejudice me throughout this case.
o I found out that over $400 million has been stolen from me. The basis for this litigation started with impersonation and $1.4 million dollars of embezzlement by the Defendants’. The actions the Defendants’ took in stealing all this money from me crosses over to crimes against the United States, which is why the CD-Roms were titled as such. For each accusation, I provided evidence on how the Defendants’ broke the law, committed felonies, and defrauded our Country. Judge White discredited the evidence, and responded that I need mental help. How is that justice?
o At the request of the Commission on Judicial Performance, I can provide the Commission with these CD’s and documented exhibits I filed in this lawsuit.
o I want there to be a criminal case against the Defendants. Here, Judge White irreparably damaged my reputation. The extent of the damage to me and my family will last forever, may be unlimited and will surely affect my stature in making warranted claims in future potential litigation. Additionally, Judge White’s false remarks about my mental health is an invitation for greedy criminals to bring meritless future lawsuits against me.
· Judge referred to me as an “Eel”: Judge White states: “They’re coming back and saying Mr. Marciano will be available on the 12th, but he could be an eel on the 12th and slip out from under us.” (January 8, 2009; page 15)
o Is the Judge one of the Defendants’ lawyers (referring to the opposing parties and the Judge as “us”? Further, what point is it to call me names other than to insult and demean me? Referring to me as an “eel,” comparing me to a snake-like creature, as if I am evil. That is not right.
o How can a Judge use a word like this to describe a person? I am sixty-two years old, Jewish and from Europe. The Judge’s comment reminds me of Nazis referring to Jewish people as a snake and/or eel and to destroy all of them.
Judge White continually favored the opposing side throughout case. The Judge has done this by giving the opposing parties so many chances and ideas on how to amend their deficient Motions. The Judge even instructed them on how to take steps to correct their pleadings. Yes, your Honorable Commission, you read this correctly. The only reason for Judge White’s bias is her personal dislike for me. I am a citizen in extremely good standing. The reason for her dislike is unknown to me.
· In regard to appearing In Pro Per Judge White stated to Attorney Bonavida (opposing counsel): “it’s a huge, huge burden on our Court staff. It’s a huge burden on the Court. I couldn’t agree more.“ (January 8, 2009; page 4)
o This comment was made in a sharp tone, and supporting Judge White’s prejudice towards me as the litigation moved forward.
· Judge gave medical opinion again: Judge White stated: “Mr. Marciano, while he did inform the Court that he was sick, appeared to be in good health.” (January 8, 2009; page 8)
o I begged the court to allow me two days to recover but it was denied. My Attorney Eric George was at my house when the paramedic came.
· Judge gave medical opinion: Judge White stated: “He didn’t appear sick. I ordered him to appear.” (January 8, 2009; page 10).
· Judge again stated her opinion in regard to my medical condition: Judge White stated: “He was perfectly healthy before me.” (January 8, 2009; page 24)
o I suffered from a severe ear infection and had collapsed the day before, suffering from a significantly elevated heart rate and blood pressure, and went to the hospital to be treated. I provided the Court with a letter from my doctor stating my ill condition, and my attorney provided testimony that he was present when I collapsed and when the paramedics and fire trucks arrived at my house in response to treat me. How could a Judge make such an irresponsible medical prognosis by looking at me? Why is the Judge giving a medical opinion over and over again?
o At the court hearing, the Judge prohibited my Attorney Eric George from stating to the court what happened when the ambulance arrived at my home by stating “Do NOT testify”.
· Judge gave Court procedure Instruction to Opposing Parties: Judge White stated: “But–And I’m being very honest for our record here, I felt that it would be cheaper for you (referring to opposing parties) to oppose an appeal on that basis than a granting of a summary judgment. I’m being really candid here, probably more candid than I should be. I’m laying it at counsel’s feet here.” (January 8, 2009; page 14)
o At that moment, it felt as if I was in a third world country where citizens have absolutely no rights.
In my forty-five years of doing business, thirty-two years in the United States, and a proud United States citizen, I never expected a Judge to be “candid” in this fashion and dismiss the entire lawsuit with prejudice, based on a questionable procedural matter. As a result, so many crimes against the United States are going unpunished.
o Moreover, Judge White’s concern was to make it “cheaper” for the opposing parties; this is simply benefiting criminals to get away with committing crimes.
· The Judge instructed opposing counsel what to allege when filing a complaint against me: The Judge stated “…WE need to specifically allege with clarity the fact that the statement exposes the person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, everything that’s required.“ (January 8, 2009; page 38)
o The Judge states “we.” Is the Judge one of the Defendants’ counsel?
o I never expected a Judge to dismiss the entire lawsuit with prejudice on a procedural matter to my detriment and crime against the United States unpunished.
· Opposing counsel failed to properly bring their motion for monetary sanctions for Attorney fees. Judge acknowledged this, allowed opposing counsel to redraft their motion for monetary sanctions and set an additional date for this motion. (March 2, 2009; page 26, 32)
o Distinguishably, the Judge did not afford me the same opportunity when I was sanctioned for failing to appear at a deposition. As previously stated, I provided a letter from Dr. Corday, one of the most respected doctors in the country, who specifically explained my medical condition and confirmed I was hospitalized at Cedars Sinai hospital. Further, my attorney Eric George was present when I collapsed. But the Judge said that was not enough to support my illness and punished me for not providing a medical record to the Court.
· The Judge instructed opposing counsel on what they need to do in order to be awarded Discovery Sanctions: Judge White stated: “I just need some authority for the proposition that the type of discovery action, the dumping of irrelevant, nonsensical, paranoid, delusional documentation should result in discovery sanctions. I don’t know of any case law. I mean, I’m asking you to provide me with that, because you are seeking those fees. It’s clear to me you are seeking those fees.” (March 2, 2009, p. 31)
o The Judge stated on record that she did not even look at the documents.
· The Judge accused me of submitting a Declaration that is disingenuous: Judge White stated: “The content of Mr. Marciano’s Declaration. Suffice to say that it appears to be a bit disingenuous.” (December 11, 2008, page 3)
o I never filed a Declaration that was untrue and always prefaced these documents under oath and penalty of perjury. How can she use that word “disingenuous” against me when everything I said was under oath and penalty of perjury? It is clear that Judge White, in two years, has never caught me committing perjury, simply because I never committed perjury and never will.
o Again, damaging my reputation, the extent of which is unknown, but far reaching. These words will last forever on a Court document, haunting and shaming me and my family throughout our future. Judge White has absolutely no right to do this.
· The Judge questioned my good faith in making allegations: Judge White stated: “Mr. Marciano filed this action. He needed to have a reasonable and good faith belief in the truth of the allegations.” (November 17, 2008; page 4)
o Here, Judge White is asserting that I filed this action for millions of dollars in bad faith? My former CPA (and one of the Defendants in this case) failed to file my taxes for several years, and continued to lie, assuring me he properly filed my taxes in millions. I provided the Court with documents from the IRS supporting that my CPA failed to file my taxes for several years. Are supporting documents from the IRS not enough to satisfy a reasonable and good faith belief? Does the Judge think the supporting IRS documents are forged? I take the side that the IRS documents are true.
Failed to ensure my rights
· The Judge returned and rejected properly submitted evidence that is essential to support my case: Judge White stated: “By the way, for the record, I don’t know how many CD-Roms there were. I believe there were……..89. They were lodged with the court. I am returning them to counsel. I did a random look, just because I didn’t know what he wanted me to be looking at. One of them had nothing on it. The other had some reference to wines. It appeared to be random documents, and I stopped looking. So I’m returning this CD & the box to counsel, Mr. Silverstein.” (December 31, 2008; page 23) (*Note that Mr. Silverstein is my former attorney in this case).
o I always believed that exhibits that contain incriminating documents filed with the Court cannot be returned, but I am not a lawyer.
o First, Judge White is unclear about what evidence it was being returned. Initially, Judge commented that there were 76 CD-Roms (as noted on page 3 of this document), then is corrected here to point out there were 89 CD-Roms.
o Second, how am I supposed to support my argument when the Judge returns vital evidence that I submitted in regards to the case?
o Third, this case was moving forward for two years with a trial date set. Then, one week prior to the trial date of February 11, 2009, Judge White vacated the trial. How can the Judge throw out a case that is before her Court that contains felony criminal conduct?
· The Judge again rejected and returned properly submitted evidence that is vital to my case. Note that Judge White previously ordered that if I was going to submit a lot of documents to the Court, I was to put them on a CD:
Judge White stated: “…He’s provided the Court with his hard drive. I have no means of even looking at it. Even if I were able to, I wouldn’t. So I’m going to return the hard drive. I don’t know what to do with it. It’s been lodged, and it’s in this form. I haven’t even looked at it. I don’t even know what to do with it. I’m likewise, returning 30 CD-Roms, the labels of which refer to terrorist threats and other such things. (March 2, 2009, page 3)
o Again, refusing to keep evidence that is vital to my case.
Abused her authority in granting sanctions
To date, Judge White has sanctioned me sixteen times, and granted opposing side several monetary sanction awards against me totaling tens of thousands of dollars (and more to be determined), as well as evidentiary and terminating sanctions dismissing my lawsuit for what Judge claims to discovery abuse. On the contrary, as noted above, I was unable to attend a deposition to my ill health. I begged and pleaded with the Judge to assign my deposition a day or two later to recover. Judge refused to do so even though there would have been no detrimental effect to the opposing parties or the Court.
Moreover, I offered the Judge to put me on the stand for weeks if that is what it takes as that was my hope for the trial, but the Judge refused to do so. Yet I am sanctioned for what Judge claims is discovery abuse. Time and time again my lawyers failed to inform me of information, deadlines, and production of documents. Instead of sanctioning my lawyers, Judge White sanctioned me. When I brought this to Judge White’s attention, Judge disregarded my comment and told me to get new counsel, yet Judge continues to give opposing council advice on how to proceed in Court. Judge White told me that is my problem and I should make a better investigation of attorneys before I hire them. This is more than unfair and unjust, it is wrong.
Alternatively, the opposing party has not yet been sanctioned, even though they continue to fail to submit discovery that I have requested several times and committed perjury after perjury over the past several years.
I am baffled by how . That being said, every party deserves a fair chance to present their case in Court, and to conduct discovery in order to gather evidence to further support their case. Judge White broke my dream, has stripped me of this opportunity and my Constitutional rights by way of her bias, demeanor, and breach of my rights as a citizen of the United States. Judge Epstein presided over the last trial I was a witness in, who was the most fair Judge in the world. Judge White is of no comparison when it comes to justice and fairness. If Judge White continues to rule this way, I fear for the future of our Country
Additionally, Judge White repeatedly started her opinions “in all of my career as a Judge,” but she has only been a Judge for two years. Judge White has no right to break my Constitutional rights. This is obstruction of justice.
Abuse of In Pro Per Party
As a Pro Per lawyer, Judge White deprived me of my Constitutional right to defend myself. I cannot stand all the comments the Judge made accusing me of having mental issues. I should
Ironically, Judge White falsely accused me of having mental problems when, in fact, the defendants, my former employees, who stole from me, are now suing me for emotional distress saying they, in fact, now have mental problems.
Please let me know your Honorable Commission, if there are additional documents you need, or if you would like to interview me. Additionally, you can refer to my website for additional information regarding this litigation at http://www.o8justiceforall.wordpress.com. As I mentioned, the above is only a hint of the list of Judge White’s misconduct throughout this case, a case to uncover crime against the United States. We, as a country do not need that.
I pray that this Commission orders that Judge White obtain a medical examination because her actions in Court are irresponsible and act against our Countries best interests. I believe theactions create and encourage criminals like Madoff to succeedt.
1000 North Crescent Drive
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cc. United States Supreme Court
Honorable Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia