After reading The Times article (Feb. 10) on Judge Robert Takasugi and his past association with Jaye Uribe, I was dismayed as to why this article was written and angered that it was published.
It was readily apparent to me that The Times had no journalistic interest in exposing the alleged financial improprieties of Uribe. The article was of "media interest" because Uribe's actions were somehow associated with a federal district court judge, whose sole involvement was limited to trusting a real estate broker.
What the article failed to make clear was the fact that, aside from the purported victims of Uribe's actions, Judge Takasugi was, himself, a victim. The judge's reputation was blemished despite the overwhelming evidence supplied by the article that Uribe's actions were done without the consent or knowledge of Judge Takasugi. The question then that must be asked is why The Times felt compelled to publish the story, devoting a substantial part of the Metro section to the story and printing a large conspicuous photograph of Judge Takasugi on its front page.
The tragic result of this article is that it leaves the reader with the impression that Judge Takasugi turned a "blind eye" to the alleged antics of Uribe, or at best, was unconcerned with the problems. Nothing could be so misleading.