Over a series of events I am familiar with a on-going case that was presided over by Judge Halpin. First of all it seems that Russell Swartz dictates proceedings & has the ability to control Judges & the Court in Redding , CA. Judge Halpin can not think for his self & has allowed criminals that should be prosecuted to legally engage in crime with the assistance of Russell Swartz.There is absolutely no law in Shasta County when corrupt attorney's have the power to dictate & control the Shasta County Superior Court. Russell Swartz should be incarcerated for harboring a fugitive & aiding a fugitive in Fraud . Unfortunately ,the tax payers continue to pay funding for agencies as the Shasta County Welfare Fraud Agency who believe in selective prosecution . As a tax payer I encourage all Shasta County residents to contact your Senator over the actions of Judge Halpin & Russell Swartz. When welfare recipients reside in $500,000.00 homes and functional working members of society are under financial oppression from corruption within Shasta County something is wrong. When a welfare recipient can purchase a $150,000.00 home & drive a new corvette something is wrong. The sad thing is Judge Halpin condones welfare fraud & has displayed the same in his Court! Russell Swartz assisted many clients in welfare fraud & drug distribution in Shasta County. When corruption gets this bad the only recourse is for Shasta County Residents to contact their Senator & Federal Authorities. The Police are not at fault ! Corruption lies within the Superior Court Of Shasta County & Attorney's in Redding , California who have capitalized from a dysfunctional Society. Shasta Counties dysfunctional welfare fraud agency who excludes certain people from prosecution needs to be reported to Federal Authorities who provide quarterly funding to this agency. KEEP IN MIND THE SHASTA COUNTY TAX PAYERS PROVIDE WADGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK IN THIS AGENCY. YOU ALSO PROVIDE A HUGE SALARY FOR JUDGE HALPIN. It's time that we the tax payers report crime to Federal Authorities when the Judges & Agencies within Shasta County can't function normally.