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San Mateo County – Same Story

When you read Silicon Valley or Santa Clara County think San Mateo County also.

This is Great News for the Victims of Fraud in our Courts. Thank You Susan Bassi.

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Real Estate Investor Clyde Berg Supports Silicon Valley Journalism & Media Projects

Handshake Deal Brings Investigative Reporting to Silicon Valley’s Family Courts

CUPERTINO, CA—In a signature handshake deal, driven in part by Santa Clara County’s District Attorney Jeff Rosen’s recent refusal to prosecute another rape case, California real estate investor Clyde Berg has lent support to Bassi Productions for a collaborative project that strives to infuse substantial funding and investment to journalism, local investigative reporting and production projects that seek to bring media attention to Silicon Valley’s most shocking divorce and custody cases.

Historically, the wealth of Clyde Berg, and his activist billionaire brother Carl Berg, has attracted some of Silicon Valley’s most nefarious criminals and scam artists, yet Clyde Berg contends what attorney Bradford Baugh did while representing his former wife in a divorce case was the most elaborate legal scam of all.

As part of an alleged scam, Bradford Baugh partnered with fellow divorce lawyer Sharon Roper, who drafted a bogus post-nuptial agreement that was later determined to have been forged a year before Berg’s wife filed for divorce and made false allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence. Had Berg not challenged the forged agreement and false sexual assault claims during a divorce and related civil case, Ellena may have succeeded in fraudulently obtaining $10 million dollars from Berg’s estate. Ultimately, Clyde was exonerated of all charges and obtained a rarely issued formal “finding of factual innocence”, meaning the crimes Ellena had alleged, and garnered media attention from, never happened, and Clyde, at 73 years of age, should never have been criminally prosecuted based on false claims.

Susan Bassi, a local publisher and court watchdog who experienced her own seven-year divorce case in Santa Clara County, met Clyde Berg on social media after she had facilitated bringing national media attention to the domestic violence and custody case involving Kendra Scott and former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald. Bassi was especially struck by Berg’s compassion to believe women like Kendra and Neha Rastogi, a former Apple manager who suffered years of abuse at the hands of her powerful immigrant CEO husband, Abhishek Gattani during their 10-year marriage.

Bassi and Berg are united in their criticism of DA Jeff Rosen. Bassi has publicly argued that Rosen has failed victims and wasted taxpayer money by maliciously prosecuting men like Berg, while giving men including McDonald and Gattani a free pass.

For the past five years, Bassi has been pushing local and national news outlets to cover family court cases, where court files are fraught with horror stories that include shocking details involving domestic violence, tax evasion, sexual assault, child abuse, rape, and fraud , all of which are typically ignored by law enforcement agencies and judges.

Mainstream media outlets historically have steered clear of investigating divorce and family court scandals, as it can be virtually impossible to sort out the “he said, she said” allegations that characterize these cases. The Berg-Bassi collaboration will seek to provide support for local reporting and production projects with added support requested from the 49ers, the Oakland A’s as well as tech and social media companies including; Apple, Google, 23andMe, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Oracle, Facebook, and Netflix where employees, investors and founders have been personally impacted by unethical private and government lawyers seeking to misuse the courts and incite conflict in families for profit.

“We live in Silicon Valley where stories arising from family courts should fill local newspapers and provide production content to an area quickly becoming known as Hollywood North. Silicon Valley has the money, drive and technology to support journalism and investigative reporting to watchdog elected officials and court systems. Justice is never served when the media isn’t watching, ” Bassi stated as the collaborative project was announced.

Berg’s support, combined with the support of other tech and social media companies, will allow Bassi Productions to direct funding to journalism projects, social media storytelling and non-profit organizations committed to social justice and bringing much needed transparency to California’s family courts and law enforcement agencies dealing with intimate partner violence, sexual assault and false claims made during divorce and custody cases.

To share a family court story, apply for grants, or to assist in project funding and support, contact: Bassiproductions.com, P.O. Box 2220 Los Gatos, CA 95031, or (831) 320-6421.

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Susan Bassi & Scott Largent critics of “Corruption” Period.

San Jose Mercury News Misleading readers. They omitted Corrupt & Broken.

What can you expect from an advertising business that betrayed Investigative Journalist Gary Webb.

First sentence: Court critic Susan Bassi should read Corrupt Court Critic Susan Bassi.

Title changes words court critic to judicial critic and replaces broken with injured finger. Again omitting the word Corrupt before either Court or Judicial.

Scott Largent, another critic of the local justice system. Should read Corrupt Justice System.

Story all by itself the San Jose Mercury News not interested in. Santa Clara County Sheriff Deputy David Gomez and two other deputies, Jack Solorio and Michael Jacobs, also searched her phone without a warrant. 

That is a Felony.

Lawsuit says Santa Clara County deputy injured judicial critic’s finger in courthouse clash

Susan Bassi claims the County of Santa Clara violated her civil rights when a sheriff’s deputy injured her hand in a confrontation last November, after she refused to stop videotaping inside a county courthouse.

Exterior of the newest Superior Court building constructed in Santa Clara County, the Family Justice Center Court House in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
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Court critic Susan Bassi has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Santa Clara County in response to a November 2017 incident in which she claims a sheriff’s deputy broke her finger and injured her hand for refusing to stop videotaping inside a county courthouse.

The Nov. 14 confrontation was sparked when sheriff’s deputies saw Scott Largent, through a video surveillance camera, snap a photo of a computer screen at the courthouse’s public records office. The office prohibits using smartphones to copy records.

Largent, another critic of the local justice system, stopped taking photos and erased the images at the deputies’ request.

Bassi said she heard Largent yelling and claiming the officers were touching him, so she began recording the incident on her cell phone, according to the complaint.

Deputy David Gomez told Bassi repeatedly to “stop recording” and when she refused he used physical force, breaking her finger and injuring her hand, the lawsuit claims.

Gomez and two other deputies, Jack Solorio and Michael Jacobs, also searched her phone without a warrant after the incident while she received medical attention, according to the complaint.

Bassi, who previously filed a separate excessive force complaint against the Sheriff’s Office, says the county violated her First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The lawsuit also says the phone search and use of force violated Bassi’s Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure of her person and property.

In addition, the lawsuit contends the county has repeatedly harassed Bassi and Largent, two vocal, longtime courthouse critics.

Both the county and Sheriff’s Office declined to comment, citing pending litigation.

Her lawyer is San Jose criminal defense attorney Dmitry Stadlin.

Bassi is also a freelance journalist who contributes to a website called Ex Parte Mediathat exposes issues in California courts, according to her Linkedin profile.

Seven California counties, including Santa Clara, prohibit the use of smartphones to take pictures of otherwise public court records, while seven other counties allow smartphone use.

Contact Thy Vo at 408-200-1055 or at tvo@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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Susan J. Bassi’s letter to Jeff Rosen SCC’s District Attorney.

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Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen

10/31/2018

Yesterday I heard Santa Clara County District Attorney begging the Santa Clara County Supervisors for a raise, in the interest of fairness.

For all the mothers who never saw a raise in their support orders after raising children here for 20 years or more, and for all the fathers who could not afford to pay their child support because they lost their jobs or were fired because of family court……

I wondered what Jeff Rosen thought about fairness when it came to all the people his office prosecuted using harmful error as reported in the Northern California Innocence Project.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about fairness before he maliciously prosecuted two men who had to paid millions of dollars to private criminal lawyers to get a Factual Finding of Innocence.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought it was fair to pressure young Saratoga high school students to take a plea deal in connection with Audrie Pott’s suicide, while he covered up the horrific domestic violence she had endured as her mother and stepfather battled it out in our family courts.
I wondered about all the victims Mr. Rosen failed to serve as he failed to prosecute lawyers, and celebrities like former 49er Ray McDonald, who beat his pregnant girlfriend and still hasn’t been sent to trial for a single misdemeanor.

I wondered if he thought about Deanne Cifuentes-Powers who hasn’t seen her daughter in months because she tried to tell Judge Takaichi and Judge Lie her daughter was afraid of her father who had been convicted of felony domestic violence ( in another state because Jeff Rosen doesn’t prosecute high tech executives).

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about Erin O’Doherty who was destroyed in family court becaue she threw a phone at her ex. She hasn’t seen her daughter in 4 years.

I wondered if he thought about Pam Nudelman, who was married to a former prosecuter, and was left with less than 20% of her community property and support that was less than a $1000.

I wondered if he thought of all the families financially destroyed because Jeff Rosen doesn’t enforce support orders in high assets cases, only cases of the working poor.

I wondered if he thought about how he illegally paid overtime to the DDAs in his office who supported his first campaign, but wasn’t prosecuted for what was certainly a crime.

I wondered if he thought of the former prosecutor who brought him 15 criminal counts against divorce lawyer Bradford Baugh , which Rosen decided not to investigate, or prosecute.

I wondered if he thought about all the women who have reported the horrors of Judge Towery, Judge Lucas, Judge Takaichi and other family court judges rigging divorce cases, and watching Jeff Rosen let them off the hook because of his personal relationship with Judge Towery’s wife. And because Judge Towery got all of his prosecutors out of discipline with the State Bar.

I wondered if Rosen thought about the elderly victims of Terry Houghton and his lawyer wife, Valerie Houghton, who have been under indictment since 2016, and Rosen can’t seem to get to trial, despite Terry Houghton getting taxpayers to pay for his defense through the IDO.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought of all the vicitms of domestic violence who tried to get someone to help them. Someone to pick up the phone in the offie Jeff Rosen supervises.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought of the child who was sexually molested by a repeat child abuser, as his DDA hit on the mom of that child.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about all the dads who were ruined by false child abuse claims.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about all the moms he didn’t believe about child abuse and domestic violence claims.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about how he failed to supervise the employee in Victim Claims, who was abusing his wife and carrying on an affair with a subordinate.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about the man who was found guilty of child abuse in our family courts, but who is now working for Juvenile probation where he has access to abuse other people’s children.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about how the victims and their families would feel about him asking for a raise as they watched him run the DA’s office where prosecutors carry on sexual affairs and stalk the most vulnerable on Tinder and other dating websites.

I wondered if Jeff Rosen thought about the rape victims who still can’t get the results from their SART kits.

And I wondered if Jeff Rosen ever thought about all the support orders for the moms who never saw a cost of living raise after spending years raising children who would form the landscape of Silicon Valley.

It was a long meeting. I could wonder about a lot as Jeff Rosen wanted to whine about topping off his $400K a per plus pension annual perks.

I tried to interview Jeff Rosen after that meeting. Twice he faked that his leg hurt. I wondered if Jeff Rosen ever thought about how it hurt all the people who were punched, kicked threatened or killed by their spouses, intimate partners and parents who should have loved them, because Jeff Rosen is really bad at doing his job.
Mostly I am wondering if Jeff Rosen can read the law, much less follow it.

Maybe Rosen should leave publishing to the professionals.

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