David J. PASTERNAK
Pasternak, Pasternak & Patton, ALC
To members of the Chancery Club, Los Angeles:
Please take notice of the December 16, 2009 letter to your Treasurer - Mr David Pasternak, linked and copied below. The letter requested Mr Pasternak's timely response and reasonable explanation for conduct that for all practical purposes appeared as racketeering at the courts. I hope that a distinguished club such as yours would ensure that those listed among its leadership, such as Mr Pasternak, were not engaging in criminal conduct. Overwhelming credible evidence was accumulated from a large number of real estate cases, which indicated that Mr Pasternak was routinely involved as a central figure in racketeering at the courts.
Mr Pasternak owes his explanation not only to this writer, but also to the members of your Club and to the public at large. Moreover, it was expected that those of you who were bound by either California Code of Judicial Ethics, and/or Code of Conduct of US Judges, would initiate corrective actions if Mr Pasternak would not provide reasonable timely explanation for his conduct.
Such allegations bear significance far beyond the matter at hand, since it was further alleged that the conduct of Mr Pasternak and his colleagues in the alleged racket, was the primary reason that LA County was propelled by FBI to the distinction of "the epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgage fraud." It was and is the epidemic that bred the current financial/integrity crisis, which is crippling the US today, and which harmed workers and investors world-wide.
Your club is uniquely qualified to review such matters. It listed on its roster individuals such as Mr David Burcham. Mr Burcham organized in 2000 the Loyola Law School symposium on the Rampart scandal (1998-2000). He wrote:
- Judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit. How could so many participants in the criminal justice system have failed either to recognize or to instigate any meaningful scrutiny of such appalling and repeated perversions of justice?
- We felt a particular obligation to ensure that no aspect of the Los Angeles criminal justice system, including the lawyers and judges, escaped scrutiny. A law school, with its concern for all aspects of the justice system, is the obvious place for such an examination.
In sum: This note alleged that the large-scale false imprisonments, the numerous real estate fraud cases, and the unprecedented financial institution fraud centered at Countrywide (today - Bank of America Corporation) were all manifestations of the same phenomenon - described in official reports as "[sub]cult of criminality tolerated in the ranks" of the Los Angeles justice system. 
I look forward to receipt of reasonable explanations from Mr David Pasternak regarding his conduct, and from your distinguished club - in re: including Mr Pasternak among its leadership - or for that matter - among your membership. One could also wish that your distinguished club would adopt the cause of bringing the false imprisonments in Los Angeles County to an end. It is a Human Rights disgrace of historic proportions.
1) A digitally signed copy of the letter to Mr Pasternak was posted at:
2) A digiatlly signed copy of the complete letter to the members of the Chancery Club was posted at
4) I would be glad to appear before you distinguished club in any of its meetings, and provide detailed evidence of racketeering by your treasurer, Mr David Pasternak, and others at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
5) One was left wondering regarding the choice of name - "Chancery Club" - since the evidence showed that judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court engaged in real estate fraud in collusion with Mr David Pasternak under the purport of presiding in Equity Courts.