From NASGA — is guardianship at its core a crime against humanity?

Excellent video from NASGA begs the question–is guardianship, now at over a trillion dollars a year passing through the nation’s probate courts, a crime against humanity?

http://nasga-stopguardianabuse.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-genesis-of-incapacity.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FURWOK+%28National+Association+to+Stop+Guardian+Abuse%29

I argue that it is.  Seniors railroaded into guardianships and forcibly evicted by the police from their homes (RLVN, Gore, Wyman, et alia), or by a relative (Sykes), homes sold, personal property plundered without accounting (Wyman, Sykes, RLVN, Reichert, et alia), seniors isolated from former family and friends and “caretakers” that are really bodyguards or lootguards put in place (Stone, Reichert, et alia) and they they are forcibly drugged with dangerous psychotropic drugs so that if they did not have dementia before, they will get it in a few short months (Frake, Stone, Col. Smith, et alia)

There is a whole lot of support for what this man says.  The drugging and isolation of seniors, while clearly violating the ADA, likely also violates  international treaties on torture and the UN is looking into this right now to expand the definition of torture to cover seniors forcibly placed in nursing homes, isolated, drugged and feeding tubes implanted against their will where they are starved and dehydrated and the crimes are covered up and local coroners rarely do tox tests when a senior dies.

From Ken Ditkowsky-article submission to the Governor

Date:   April 17, 2015
To:   Governor of the State of Illinois
Cc:    Wall Street Journal,   Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times
United States Attorney General and Law enforcement

((NB: this version has been edited for accuracy  ))

Dear Governor Rauner,

The State of Illinois at one time was the lynch pin of America.    It was the railroad hub of the Nation, and a focal point for business and industry.     Today, it is known to be one of most corrupt places in America and the most poorly run State in the Union.     In your election campaign you yourself made this point and you so many of the citizens of the State voted for you that you were elected our governor.

Illinois’ problems are not limited to its fiscal disaster.     The corruption issue is driving business and industry out of our State and robbing the State of its future.     Our courts are a National joke!     Illinois has been a key site for the so called “class action” lawyers who extort millions of dollars from industry on dubious claims.     A few years ago a score of Judges went to jail in the “operation Greylord” scandal.    Many more resigned to avoid charges.    Two Supreme Court of Illinois judges had to resign because of corruption [1].     Indeed, it is open joke in the 2nd oldest profession that we have the best jurists that money can buy.

When the judicial climate in a state is akin to a cesspool it is no wonder that the fiscal climate is not far removed.     Unfortunately, a cancer has to be treated not by firing a single rifle bullet at the tumor, but, in a manner that will make an impression on the miscreants while not destroying the entire organism.      Thus, no matter how large the band aid that you are able to place on Illinois’ pension crisis, its budget crisis, it capital crisis etc., Illinois has to address the fact that we have a crisis in confidence that is promulgated by the corruption in Illinois judicial system.     The Illinois Supreme Court created the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to protect the public from corrupt lawyers and judges.     Jerome Larkin is its administrator.       As hereinafter reported,  Larkin has either aided and abetted or acted in concert with corrupt elements of the judiciary to defile and undermine any credibility that the Court system may enjoy. [2]

Corruption, even that which is engrained into the fabric, can be addressed by honest public officials who have courage and most important integrity.       Candidly such individuals have not been readily available; however, the Illinois electorate believes by electing you as our governor that you can and will ally yourself with such persons.

As a starting point, Illinois citizens must feel safe and confident that they can trust their leaders.     The Illinois Constitution of 1970 was just one of the attempts to cure the corruption scenario.      In 1970 (prior to the Blue Ballot) Illinois judges were frustrating the populace not only with their hunger for collateral compensation not reported on the w2 form, but, by a helpless feeling that the nameless faceless bureaucrat had them by the ‘short hairs’ and their only remedy was to grin and bear or flee.      Article 1 Section 12 of the Illinois Constitution reflects this frustration, to wit:

Every person shall find a certain remedy in the laws for all injuries and wrongs which he receives to his person, privacy, property or reputation. He shall obtain justice by law, freely, completely, and promptly.

Illinois Const., Art. I, § 12

A corrupt system relies on “fear” “censorship” and “intimidation.”         Part of the syndrome of corruption is proactive litigation that is wired from beginning to end.     735 ILCS 110/5 addresses the intimidation litigation that would allow honest dissent and/or honest claims to be defeated by the crush of litigation costs.

§ 735 ILCS 110/5. Public policy
·         Sec. 5.   Public policy. Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that the constitutional rights of citizens and organizations to be involved and participate freely in the process of government must be encouraged and safeguarded with great diligence. The information, reports, opinions, claims, arguments, and other expressions provided by citizens are vital to effective law enforcement, the operation of government, the making of public policy and decisions, and the continuation of representative democracy. The laws, courts, and other agencies of this State must provide the utmost protection for the free exercise of these rights of petition, speech, association, and government participation.

735 ILCS 110/5

It should be noted that the Illinois legislature passes laws that meet or exceed expectations of the public on a regular basis.       Just about every problem is addressed with appropriate words and phrases that give great comfort to the voting blocs that are concerned with the particular parochial problem.      Unfortunately, the solution to the problem is implementation.       Having a law on the books that is systematically ignored is not only a waste, but, a frustration.      This situation is so common place in Illinois that many of us do see much sense in participation in government.   The recent mayoral run-off had about 30% of the electorate voting!

Let us talk specifics.    The Devil is in the details.    I propose looking at one of the many cases that appear in the files of the Probate Division of the various Circuit Courts.   The case of In re: Mary Sykes 09 P 4585 (Circuit Court of Cook County) is a poster board case.

In 2009 an Elderly grandmother caught her older daughter stealing from her.     Some unpleasantness occurred and the grandmother made application to the Circuit Court of Cook County for a protective order.  [3]   The daughter, wise in the ways of Cook County, hired a “lawyer” with the appropriate clout.     The petition for a protective order was shunted to the Probate Division and consolidated with a totally spurious petition for guardianship [4].     The criterion for guardianship is:

Guardianship shall be utilized only as is necessary to promote the well-being of the disabled person, to protect him from neglect, exploitation, or abuse, and to encourage development of his maximum self-reliance and independence. Guardianship shall be ordered only to the extent necessitated by the individual’s actual mental, physical and adaptive limitations.

755 ILCS 5/11a-3

There were no attempts made to comply with the jurisdictional requirements of the guardianship act.      A search of the record in the Mary Sykes 09 P 4585 reveals that the Summons required by the act was never served on Mary.   There was no prior 14 day notice of hearing on Mary’s competency ever held and in point of fact no hearing was every held.     No attempt was made to ascertain what if any actual mental, physical or adaptive limitations Mary might have had.    A corrupt jurist rubber stamped an order handed to her by equally corrupt guardians and their attorney.   Even the venue was not in accordance with the Statute.     What is most telling is the fact that to avoid providing the appropriate notice Mary was removed from Cook County and was isolated in Naperville, Illinois.    The Sheriff who made a search of his records and could not find any return of summons on Mary.  Such is normally jurisdictional.    To make certain that Mary was not informed of the attempt to guardianize her the de facto guardian directed the Sheriff to serve Mary in Cook County when the de facto guardian appointed by the Circuit Court had actual knowledge that Mary was being held by the older daughter in DuPage County [5].

Once a fraudulent guardianship was created and safely vested under the control of a cadre of miscreant lawyers and their co-operative corrupt jurist Mary was systematically separated from her property and liberty.    Her safety deposit box was raided and over a million dollars in gold coins removed.  (And never inventoried).    Her valuables found their way out of her possession and her prior life disappeared.  (See Gloria Sykes affidavit).     Family members, friends and others who objected were systematically dealt with.    Mary’s younger daughter was actually chained to a chair and required to disclose where she had hidden her (the daughter’s) assets which consisted of an insurance settlement.

All attempts to induce law enforcement to protect Mary Sykes were thwarted by the agreement of the two guardian ad litem, the guardian, corrupt jurists, corrupt political figures and miscellaneous miscreants. [6]     Mr. Jerome Larkin and his band of **** at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission lead the battle to silence any lawyer who had the audacity to demand an Investigation of this or any similar case [7].      They could care less about Illinois and Federal Statutory protections – they are above the law and their Gulag is safe.      I was not the only attorney who was threatened with IARDC proceedings for questioning the spurious proceedings that were being promulgated against Mary Sykes sans jurisdiction.     Most of the lawyers faded into the woodwork and were gone.     I am of a different generation of lawyer.       Gloria Sykes went through almost a dozen lawyers until she tried to fight for her mother’s life pro se.     She has been totally unsuccessful.     Like just about every victim or family member of a victim no one is interested in listening to her.     For my inquiry into the Mary Sykes case, I was suspended for four years, and proceedings are pending to suspend JoAnne Denison for 3 years.

I am not asking you, Governor Rauner, to intervene or in any way interfere with my four year suspension.    I am FULLY RETIRED.  I am not writing to you concerning me or the Mary Sykes case.      The issue here is not any particular case, but the climate that is so cancerous.       Why would a sane person want to live in a State that is so lawless that a senior citizen or a disabled person is subjected to (at the whim of politically connected criminals) loss of liberty, property, humanity, dignity and all other rights of American citizenship.

The last sentence may seem harsh or over broad, but, it is not!     The Alice Gore case is another of the umpteen “elder cleansing” cases that pollute the Illinois courts.     Alice Gore’s situation was infamous in that her 1.5 million dollar estate was ravaged by some infamous individuals who for the purposes of this memorandum remain anonymous.    These miscreants noted that Ms. Gore had gold filings in her mouth.    They then had 29 teeth pulled and they harvested the gold!       Of course they never inventoried their loot and when Mrs. Gore died they lost interest in her and never notified the family of her death.

Unfortunately, the scenario that I reported to has been repeated over and over again.     The one unifying fact is that when the “body” of an elderly or disabled person has reaped for the miscreants the greatest pecuniary gain the elderly person is quietly put to death.     (A few escape.    John Wyman’s mother escaped because he violated the law grabbed her fled the State so that she could escape.    His mother after being extricated from captivity produced a number of valuable paintings and artistic pieces.

Why should I reside in Illinois?    Why should I do business in Illinois?     Why should I have any contacts with the State of Illinois?       In your campaign for governor you posed the questions.      The answer is that there is not one good reason to reside, do business in, or have contacts with a State that allows a Mary Sykes or Alice Gore case to occur.     Such outrages as the ‘elder cleansing scenario’  can happen to me or to one of my loved ones.    Article 1 Section 12 of the Illinois Constitution is a myth!      The families of the victims of elder abuse, elder exploitation, elder isolation, and elder cleansings [8] have no remedy.      How can there be a remedy when the Justice System is corrupt and law enforcement observes the principle of benign neglect?

The outrage does not end in the corruption in the Probate court.       It goes much deeper.      We have police, law enforcement, and administrators with the power to reign in ultra vires actions of lawyers, judges, political figures, and others who claim to be servants of the people  – they do nothing.      Where were they in the Sykes case and/or the Gore case?      Illinois has an Income tax.    Everyone knows that the breach of a fiduciary duty is a taxable event under both the State of Illinois and the US tax codes.     The Illinois Department of Revenue appears to have turned its head and not a penny of the aggregate several million dollars of stolen money in the Sykes has been taxed.      The IDR is not interested.    Indeed, everyone knows that those actors who engage in a conspiracy have joint and several liability and therefore Larkin and the attorneys who actively aid and abet the elder cleansing also enjoy liability for the taxes.     (Conspirators who act together all enjoy the same liability).

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the Illinois Supreme Court, and Mr. Larkin are on the front lines!      They are shoulder to shoulder with the criminals who were abusing, isolating, exploiting and elder cleansing senior citizens such as Sykes and Gore.      Indeed, Mr. Larkin, the administrator of the IARDC, was/is so upset by the call for an HONEST  investigation that he brought highly unusual and bizarre disciplinary proceedings [9] not only against the undersigned but attorney JoAnne Denison who pursuant to 47 USCA 230 authored a blog in an effort to silence and intimidate us and the sundry lawyers of the Illinois Bar.       The actions of Mr. Larkin and those who act in concert with him at abhorred by 18 USCA 4, 18 USCA 242, 18 USCA 1341, 18 USCA 371.      The legislature has made in very clear that:

(a-7)   A person making a report under this Act in the belief that it is in the alleged victim’s best interest shall be immune from criminal or civil liability or professional disciplinary action on account of making the report, notwithstanding any requirements concerning the confidentiality of information with respect to such eligible adult which might otherwise be applicable.

320 ILCS 20/4

The Bill of Rights and in particular the First Amendment mean nothing to the ‘elder cleansers’ as they prey on the elderly and the disabled so why should a State immunity grant be given any credibility!      Larkin – assuming that having the title “Lawyer” has some knowledge of the law, he is aware of 18 USCA 2 and 18 USCA 3 are read in connection with 18 USCA 4.    18 USCA 4 requires:

Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

18 USCS § 4

As a lawyer, Larkin in his Administrative capacity is aware that pursuant to 42 USCA 12203, his actions violate the anti-intimidation mandate that Congress enacted to prevent exactly the actions that Larkin those who he acts in concert with are doing.   See 18 USCA 242.      Larkin is aware that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires that  a reasonable accommodation be made for the elderly and the disabled, and he certain is aware that the railroading an individual into an guardianship wherein he/she is abused, isolated and exploited (elder cleansed) is not a reasonable accommodation.      He certainly is aware of the limitations of the Guardianship act codified in 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3.      Why is he still the Administrator of the IARDC?     Why does this type of terrorism continue to haunt the elderly, the disabled and their families ?      It exists because the prior administration of the State of Illinois either could not or would not enforce our laws!

Indeed, as all citizens are supposed to know the law, I submit to you that many citizens of Illinois and the United States of America are influenced by the lawlessness that is being fostered in this State.   Corruption has been estimated to be $3008 per capita in Illinois.      It is much easier to march on Springfield to demand more laws than to demand that the existing laws be enforced and public officials who shirk their responsibilities and oaths be held accountable.

Why would I locate my business in Illinois if I had an opportunity to live and work in any of the State of the Union?      Looking only at the Elder cleansing scenario that is fostered, aided and abetted and nurtured by Jerome Larkin and some corrupt jurists and lawyers I cannot logically feel safe herein North Korea Illinois.       This corruption is costing the State of Illinois billions of dollars!

Think of the predicament that citizen of Illinois has when Jerome Larkin and his ilk are assaulting the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights.      If I hire a lawyer, I have to hire one who is corrupt, connected or both.       If my lawyer speaks out and says the wrong thing – like demanding an HONEST investigation – he will be disciplined.     Thus, I am assured that unless this changes Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa et al are much more attractive places to live, work, and locate my business.    If I have a dispute with my neighbor, I would obtain an adjudication on a level playing field.

I and the citizens of the State of Illinois urge you, as you attempt to turn Illinois around, to consider directing law enforcement including the Illinois State Police to enforce the law not only by issuing traffic tickets on the toll way, but by arresting criminals who are kidnapping the elderly and the infirm for profit.    It is very clear from the file in 09 P 4585 that Mary Sykes was spirited from her home in Cook County, isolated abused and exploited by white collar criminals who misused the justice system for their own benefit.     The Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals give stark precedent to the fact that harvesting the gold from the mouths of the elderly is not accepted behavior for even such august individuals as guardian ad litem, guardians, judges, Jerome Larkin etc condone the same.    Illinois will never be ‘great’ again until the law means the very same thing to the lowly flotsam who have to work for their daily bread and the elite who enjoy political favors.

I and other members of the public respectfully suggest and urge you to enforce the law of the State of [10]Illinois to protect the elderly and the disabled from ravages and exploitation by corrupt judicial officials, their appointees and political operatives such as Jerome Larkin.

[1] We have so many governors going to jail that civics student have difficulty remembering the names of the governors who did not go from the State house to the Big house.    It is common place to read that such and such public executive has defrauded the State, the County, or the City of millions of dollars.   In February
Deborah Quazzo, founder and managing partner of GSV Advisors, a venture capital firm….. Her dual roles as public official and private investor are being investigated by the Chicago school system’s inspector general.   The
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is under Federal Investigation for a specie of fraud..

[2] This is a harsh statement, but, I submit that Jerome Larkin’s current conduct in the JoAnne Denison case is so reprehensible as to utterly destroy any confidence in the judicial system in Illinois.   He is committing a naked assault on the First Amendment and the core values of America – and no one seems to care.     He even unilaterally barred a hero of the Civil Rights movement from a public hearing!

[3] This Petition was never heard.    Any attempt to call it up for hearing was thwarted.   The powers that be, without jurisdiction or even token compliance with the protections of 755 ILCS 5/11a – 1 et seq.  decreed that Mary Sykes was to be isolated from her prior life, her humanity and liberty rights forfeit and her life savings and other assets redistributed to the more deserving judicial appointees and their associates.      The guardian as an example suddenly exhibited the tokens of wealth when immediately prior to her appointment was begging for handouts from Mary.
[4] Mary Sykes has been depicted in videos that were posted on MaryGSykes blog.    Therein it is demonstrated that she was perfectly competent in that she knew the objects of her bounty, the extent and nature of her property and was able to formulate a plan.     Indeed, had any hearing actually been scheduled and held as to Mary’s competency it would have been quite clear that it could not be proven by clear and convincing evidence that Mary was incompetent.   She knew exactly how much was stolen by the daughter petitioning to be guardian, she did her own banking, and knew who her family was.      It was interesting to note that even though 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 requires the service of 14 days prior notice on immediate (close or nearest) family members the Petitioner (older daughter) did not disclose that Mary had two siblings alive.    In other words the miscreant petitioner for guardian either was not candid with the Court or she did not know the names of her two aunts.

[5] The Court has held that the 14 days prior notice is jurisdictional.     This ‘dirty little secret’ is difficult to avoid if the file in the Mary Sykes case is examined.    However, by the mix of a little frugality with the truth, a little obfuscation, and an outright lie of two the jurisdictional aspect has been avoided.    The miscreant lawyers and jurist have focused on a proceeding to develop a care plan as an alternative to a hearing to determine competency.     A scheduled hearing on the petition for an order of protection substituted for such due process requirements as notice.    The agreement between the two guardian ad litem of the attorney for the petitioner took the place of testimony and the rubber stamp of a jurist made the entire proceeding kosher.

[6] Law enforcement historically is not interested in the cases that compose the War on the Elderly and the Disabled.    The corrupt jurists have great power and are assured that Jerome Larkin and the IARDC will aid and abet the Elder Cleansing to the death!     There is no percentage in fighting ‘city hall’ especially when the proceedings are wired from beginning to end.

[7] After a number of aggrieved individuals wrote the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to complaint that the railroading of Mary Sykes into a guardianship was a terrible thing and there was only a negative response from the IARDC, in April 2010, I was engaged to investigate the situation by a number of neighbors, friends and family of Mary Sykes.     When the two guardian ad litem got wind of my engagement they tried to first intimidate me by telephone threats and when I was not intimidated they filed a Rule 137 motion against me.     To my surprise, without jurisdiction over me – as I had up to this point no contact with the probate proceeding in case 09 P 4585 – the corrupt jurist found me guilty.    It took a year and I was finally fined $4500.00.   I appealed and the appellate court found no jurisdiction.     Such brought the IARDC into the picture.   Guardian Ad Litem Cynthia Farenga wrote to the Commission that I joined by JoAnne Denison had demanded an Honest investigation.   She demanded and obtained a disciplinary proceeding against both myself and Ms. Denison.

[8] Elder Cleansing is the First cousin of Racial and Ethnic cleansing.     Elder Cleansing is the act of railroading a senior citizen into a guardianship so that they can be isolated from family and prior life and then without interference from caring family, friends and neighbors the senior can be stripped of his/her humanity, assets, life savings, liberty and other property.

[9] In my proceedings an IARDC attorney shocked the gallery by asking me if I was repentant for writing a letter to the Attorney General of the United States requesting an investigation of these elder cleansing cases that were going on in the Probate court.     I told him that as long as the Stars and Stripes waved, I intended to continue my fight against the assaults on the Bill of Rights.      Attorney Denison exercised her First Amendment Rights by publishing my essays on her blog, and worse yet making available to the public material such as transcripts of proceedings in the Sykes case and others.    Neither Ms. Denison nor myself have attorned to the code of silence that Mr. Larkin and his cohorts have arbitrarily imposed on the legal community.

The bizarre nature of the Denison proceedings is 1) the fact that such an obvious assault on the First Amendment has been made, 2) that the proceeding parallels a disciplinary proceeding against Attorney Lanre Amu that appears to many as having a racial nexus, and 3) that Larkin’s minions excluded from her argument before an appellate panel Ms. Diane Nash.    Ms. Nash was the only person excluded.     Ms. Nash is a hero of the Civil Rights movement and one of the organizers of the Selma March.   (NB.   Her name and likeness are portrayed in the move “Selma!”)

[10] If Larkin and his ilk are innocent, why do they oppose an HONEST investigation, and in particular, why have they not joined in the call for such an investigation.     It should be noted that in the Mary Sykes case it was reported that Mary Sykes’ home (which was valued at approximately $700,000) was sold to a nominee of one of the attorneys for approximately $200,000.      We reported pursuant to 18 USCA 4 to the Attorney General of the United States so that the miscreants cannot claim capital gains when they resell the dwelling for $700,000 through a series of mesne sales.

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com
This version has been edited  for accuracy.

From Ken Ditkowsky to the Wall Street Journal–elder cleansing is a real threat to us all and our loved ones

To:   Editors of the Wall Street Journal
Cc:    Justice Department/Law enforcement.
This morning (April 16, 2015) the First editorial starts with the words:
“Ill- defined federal laws now reach into virtually every sphere of human behavior, and thus prosecutors can destroy almost anyone they choose.”
 Indeed, such is a sobering thought; however, many Federal and State laws are very clear and they also reach into ever sphere of human endeavor.     Many of these laws, especially those that codify America’s core values should not be swept under the rug or granted an insignificant status.    For instance,  it is very clear and black letter law that any citizen, at any- time, anywhere, and  in just about any circumstances has a right to complain to other citizens and to law enforcement of judicial corruption, political corruption, and even suspected corruption.      Thus, a citizen, has a right to author or manage a blog that claims that particular judges in Cook County, Illinois are corrupt, and aiding and abetting the elder cleansing of senior citizens and the infirm.  47 USCA 230, Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.       The First Amendment has evoked great controversy over the years; however, the Supreme Court has been steadfast in decreeing that it must be given its more liberal interpretation.
It is an equally sobering thought that by use of semantics and by outright misinterpretation of the words and phrases uttered by the Legislative branch of government editorial boards. Prosecutors, and apologists alike can take any ‘language’ and distort it to either advance a cause or to destroy a cause.    We call these forays “intellectual dishonesty.”      Thus, when a respected Senator goes to the mat for a friend who is obviously over-charging the government on Medicare and engaging in some questionable activities it is easy to divert attention and object to the prosecution of the Senator for misusing his official position.
Here in Illinois the Wall Street Journal, other media outlets, law enforcement, and the legal community have turned a deaf ear to cries for an investigation of ‘elder cleansing.’    Elder cleansing being the systematic railroading of a senior citizen or disabled person into guardianship for profit.   Therein the victim is isolated for his her former life so that he/she can be stripped of his/her humanity, property, liberty, and other civil rights.    A Prime example is In re:  Mary Sykes 09 P 4585.      Therein even though literally hundreds of similar ‘elder cleansing cases’ have been brought to the attention of local, State, and Federal authorities government and law enforcement have failed to enforce the law.     The First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments are routinely ignored in the elder cleansing cases,     The Americans with Disabilities Act and the protective clauses in the guardianship authorization statues are regularly and routinely ignored.
Indeed, it appears that Prosecutors are afraid to go before a Grand Jury pursuant to 18 USCA 242 when they learn that a senior citizen such as Alice Gore has been ‘gored’ by a Guardian ad litem (having connections).      Indeed, no one is seriously offended by the fact that the Gold (Au) in her teeth has been harvested!        The report of the perniciousness that Alice had to endure was ignored by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission.     Law enforcement has not covered itself with glory either.     The excuse – the prosecutor does not wish to over-reach or “we do not engage in supervising individual grievances.”     Thus, government opens the door for “cover ups”   such as is presently being fostered by Mr. Jerome Larkin individually and as administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.     Larkin is disinterested and unconcerned that he is defying the law 18 USCA 4 by not prosecuting lawyers for their role in the isolation of Alice Gore, the theft of 1.5 million dollars of her assets et al.      Larkin is similarly disinterested that he violates the law for speaking out against this corruption.     For instance, he is prosecuting Attorney JoAnne Denison for writing  blog that is critical of the jurist and her guardian ad litem in the Gore case and/or Judge Stuart, Judge Connors **** actions in the Mary Sykes case.     Ms. Denison has also be critical of the court room players that isolated Alice Gore from 20+ relatives and friends, then inserted a feeding tube laced with drugs because she took too long to eat, and then pulled her 29 gold teeth and when the estate money was gone, she was starved and dehydrated to death against her will.    47 USCA 230 is not “ill-defined”     Larkin is aware that his actions (cover ups) violation Federal Law.      He and those miscreants he aids and abets and/or acts in concert with could care less.
 The First Amendment is not “ill-defined.”     It is obvious is that Health care Fraud is a trillion dollar industry and elder cleansing is a key part of the entire package.     This fraud provides corrupt judicial officials, their appointees, and their associates with ready “tax free” remuneration that is protected by “court orders.”       (NB.  It is tax free because the taxing authorities have given all the miscreants a pass).     Indeed, Larkin et al are aware that their intimidation and attempts are censoring laws from speaking out as to the ‘elder cleansing’ is an assault on the First Amendment.      The First Amendment is not a suggestion – it is a core value of America!
Using the Sykes case as an example over a million dollars in gold coins was removed from a safety deposit box.   (See Gloria Sykes affidavit and statements)     Not one coin was inventoried.   When I called for an Honest investigation (and Ms. Denison posted the call on her blog), Guardian ad Litem alerted Mr. Larkin and I was prosecuted by Jerome Larkin (IARDC) and his band of cohorts (violation of 18 USCA 371) for my writing to the Attorney General of the United States concerning the overt violations of the core laws of America.     Larkin (IARDC) is apparently ‘above the law’ as not only does he assault Mr. Denison’s First Amendment Rights, but on April 9, 2015 he barred Diane Nash from the hearing room during Ms. Denison’s argument.     (Diane Nash was one of the organizers of the Selma March and other Civil Rights marches.     Larkin also prosecuted Attorney Lanre Amu for complaining to the IARDC that certain judges had some ethical difficulty – the prosecution appears to have a racial nexus).
How do public officials like Larkin get away with their assault on the Bill of Rights and the core of America?      The quoted statement sends fear into the heart of prosecutors who are concerned about America and her survival.     Corrupt officials who rubber stamp whatever politically correct scenario that is in vogue could care less as to the Rule of Law and/or its fairness.      Democracy is not a spectator sport.
A public position such as Senator, Judge, Administrator et al is a public trust.    This public trust cannot be taken for granted nor should it be ‘for sale!’      The 2010 case of United States vs. Skilling is not an exculpation.    It is another manifestation of the Bill of Rights.      It is a restatement of the concept that in a criminal case, inadvertence and/or negligence does not equal the specific intent that is the hallmark of our criminal law.     Thus, there is no reason why a public official who aids and abets the fraud on the public or serious civil rights violations by guardians for profit and other miscreants should not be jointly and severally liable to the victims and society.    When taxable events occur the public official (such as Mr. Larkin) should also be liable for the Income taxes due.     The overt acts by a public official in pursuance of the criminal acts that constitute guardianship abuse, guardianship exploitation and the other elements of elder cleansing are all felonies.     No one ever put a gun to the head of the public official who aids, abets and/or acts in concert with the cottage industry of elder cleansing.
 Public officials who are for sale to special friends ought to be not only criminally punished, but they also should pay the State and Federal Income taxes on the benefits that they aid and abet.    Larkin, Senator Menendez et al both knew what they were doing was wrong.   Both knew that they crossed the line, and each should have to address their actions before a Court of Law.    Promulgation of phony rationalizations that underage prostitutes are part of the representation of the People of the State of New Jersey color the totality of the scenario.    Indeed, the Senator and his doctor friend both knew that overbilling the United States of America was not appropriate whether or not there was a specific statute barring the same.
 Forwarded Message —–
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To:
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:30 AM
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Success in Las Vegas–95 year WWII vet escapes “professional guardians”

Now he is happy at home with friends and relatives caring for him.

From the NASGA newsletter today:

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/escape-was-only-option-old-soldier-trapped-guardian-system

check out a happy ending, but it was only after a horror story of being forced from his own home, $400k drained from his estate by “professionals” that his family endured a long court battle to let him go free.

Congratualtions to this family and their endurance and a nice success story of hope.

And I’m also pleased to announce that Glenda Martinez and her husband Col. Alan Smith, ret’d., are now back together and at home after waging a fierce battle for about 1.5 years to free Col. Smith from an abusive guardian and nursing home.  Unfortunately Col Smit returned to his home with dehydration, malnutrition, bed sores and rashes.  Glenda is now lovingly caring for him at home and please pray for his total recovery.  This is the case where the “professionals” were able to annul the marriage and Ms. Martinez’s powers of attorney. The Florida Appellate court just overturned all those decisions.  I am waiting for a a copy of the decision to post right now.  Col. Smith was a victim of “target, isolate, medicate and drain the estate” until Glenda fought a long and loving battle to stop that greed and evil.  What a heroine.  We are all very, very proud of you Glenda and your brave attorneys.

He returned to his own home and is very happy with his “non professional” famiily and friend caregivers who give him all the love and attention and good food he desires.

Two wonderful stories this week, let’s keep it up.

JoAnne

From Jane Stillwater–No one messes with Grandma Zombies!

If only we can get the grandma zombies to protect our elders from probate and locked down nursing homes?

Any film student want to write a plot for that one?

Zombie grandmas:  How to make the most of getting old
      About three years ago, I made the big mistake of looking too closely into my bathroom mirror.  Yuck!  All I could see was wrinkles and gray hair.  But wait — I was never supposed to have actually gotten this old.  This was never supposed to have happened!  But it did — at least to my body if not my mind.
     “So,” I said to myself, “what the freak can I do with OLD?”  I know!  I’ll become an actor!  And so I did.
  

Fortunately, there are several film schools in my city where student directors are always looking for talent to use in their films — especially talent that will work for free just to have an excuse to get out of the house.  And so suddenly I found myself in big demand.  I mean really.  How many little old ladies do you know who are willing to throw themselves into an acting career?  Not all that many.  So I seemed to have pretty much cornered the market — because there’s really not all that much competition.

     At auditions even for non-paying student-film roles, believe it or not, there are usually scores of child actors, ingenues and even beautiful leading ladies, all dying to try out for a part.  But there just aren’t that many little old ladies out there to compete with, thank you very much.
    And so now I have found one very successful way of taking advantage of the age factor that is currently barreling down on all of us like a steam-roller with no way to avoid.  And there are also bound to be other ways to make the most of our “senior” years too (such as finally realizing that “war” is a racket, an obscenity and a con-game, something that most people apparently have not reached the age of having finally acquired enough wisdom to realize at all — and then working our suddenly-senior hearts out to stop all “war” from ever happening again).
     In the past three years, I have been in over one hundred student films, playing all kinds of grandma roles — sweet loving grandmas, for instance.  And society grandmas, dying cancer patient grandmas, cowgirl grandmas, evil grandmas, war-correspondent grandmas, psychotic grandmas, ghostly grandmas, college-professor grandmas and corpse grandmas, as well as grandmas who are doctors, lawyers and judges.
     But my favorite grandma role of all time is playing a grandma zombie!
PS:  Let’s face it.  Getting old sucks eggs.  Nothing fun at all about having creaky joints, being mostly ignored for not being sexy enough, having trouble sleeping, facing possible dementia, living on cat food, facing multiple surgeries, having one’s teeth fall out, etc.  So we gotta always be constantly looking for ways to make growing older more fun on some level or another.
     Turning into a grumpy frump, believing the lies and hatred being constantly broadcast on Fox News, and/or just plain giving up on life are definitely three ways not to have fun!
PPS:  “Some will rob you with a shotgun, some with a fountain pen.”  Elders these days are being targeted as victims by bad guys in several different ways.  Street thugs may mug elders for their pocket money — but probate thugs can mug our elders for their life savings as well.  http://marygsykes.com/2015/03/27/in-chicago-what-does-a-nursing-home-do-when-its-understaffed-break-out-the-chemical-restraints/
     In Chicago, for instance, probate sharks seek out rich widows, get them declared incompetent, throw them into stark “assisted care” institutions where they are medicated into submission, clean out their safe deposit boxes and then throw them out into the streets to die when there is no money left.  “Target, isolate, medicate, drain and eliminate” is their mantra.  http://marygsykes.com/about/
     Or else your sleazy relatives rob your rightful heirs of their rightful share of your estate after you’re gone:  http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2015/04/probating-family-feud-authors-note-this.html
      But nobody messes with zombie grandmas!

From Ken Ditowsky–An Apology is demanded from Jerome Larkin to Diane Nash

The ARDC boasted in its 2013 Annual Report  it owns $1.2 million in furniture, but it could not find a $10 stool for Mrs. Nash, who is a probate victim and famed civil rights activist from the 1960’s, honored and awarded repeatedly.  Mr. Larkin and his staff did not even know who she was, did not ask, and did not accommodate this elderly lady of justice while Attys Opryszek and Smart took up valuable chairs in the front and deprived an elderly Queen of Civil Rights the seat she justly deserved.  You didn’t ask, you didn’t think and you didn’t act when you should have.  Shame on you all–Joanne
Dear Mr. Larkin,
The barring Ms. Diane Nash from the hearing room during the facade of a hearing on the 9th of April was so rude and so wrong that it is incomprehensible that a civil rights activist heroine from the 1960’s should be treated in such a manner by the elite oligarchy of the ARDC that they so be so instantly disrespectful and dismissive of her.  This woman was a key player in the 1960’s and was so valuable she received a call from the President, imploring her not to demonstrate (peacefully), not to call the public to action.  Of course, she thanked the President (that’s right, of the US) for his call and for his concern and politely declined.   The rest is history.
Obviously, the ARDC is so arrogant so as to think that Mr. Larkin’s trampling upon the First Amendment rights of Ms. Denison has not garnered national attention from celebrities and those who demand a return to truth and justice in our court system.  Ms. Nash has been featured on Oprah, she has met numerous celebrities and dignitaries through the Oprah and other shows she has been featured on and has repeatedly received awards and honors for her courage and truth in action.  I for one, would not be the one to ever, ever exclude such a strong and leading lady in our nation from supporting justice in the Cook County Court System.  Some day, believe me, she will be on a postage stamp honoring civil rights leaders, but as for you, Mr. Larkin, you will be featured in the books, movies and documentaries of these probate victims as ……
That’s all Mrs. Nash was there for.  To show her support for honesty and justice.
I would not like to be the one answering to mega media, mega Hollywood, such as Ophra and her staff, one day as to why I treated Mrs. Nash with disrespect and did not even know who she was.
No one from the ARDC even asked her who she was.
Ms. Nash, as a young beautiful woman is featured in the movie Selma.  It is available on Netflix, Amazaon and Ebay.  Please rent or purchase a copy today and then figure out how you feel about Mrs. Nash’s treatment.
And oh, btw, Mrs. Nash is also a probate victim, with necessary discovery repeatedly quashed in her case.  We’ll see how that turns out.
The arrogance of Mr. Larkin is astounding on all levels.  He knew not whom he excluded from that hearing room.  Final count was 10 probate victims!  Ms. Denison argued to the ARDC there should be 0 probate victims.  Many went upstairs to the 15th floor to file and refile their complaints.  Some were still scared to do so.  THREE ATTORNEYS SAT ON THAT PANEL AND HAVING NOTICE OF NUMEROUS SUFFERING PROBATE VICTIMS IN THEIR AUDIENCE, TOOK NOT ONE STEP TO INVESTIGATE OR REPORT.  THEY JUST WALKED AWAY.
That’s right, on that fateful date of Ms. Denison’s hearing, no less than 3 attorneys sat on the panel, heard there were 8 to 10 probate victims who had suffered horrors of injustice in the Illinois, court system, and after hearing, they just got up and walked away.
No one asked who these people were.  No one asked them to file a complaint except for me.
On that date, I found out that my prosecutor at the Review Board was Mr. Steven Splitt, a professor of Ethics at John Marshall Law School
Shame on you “Attorney” Splitt for prosecuting an honest attorney that is cleaning up our courts, getting rid of judges and attorneys that don’t care about the suffering and messes they create.
Will you be putting this case on an exam?  Will you go to your next class and be honest and tell the class you were in an ARDC hearing and prosecuted an innocent attorney who was defamed, denigrated, libeled, slandered, held up in a false light–all by the Illinois government?  Will you tell your students that Probate has become not a hall of justice in Illinois, but a the place for “let’s make a deal” and “seniors for cash”.  That they will be entering a justice system where it is condoned by the Illinois court system to “target, isolate, medicate, eliminate and cremate;”  our seniors and disableds, that they will hear horror stories of innocent family members being unjustly defamed, libeled, slandered, held in a false light, all so some connected attorneys can grab a fast buck?  Will you be honest now?  Will you warn them?
(Of course, the corollary to this question is, if a large percentage of lawyers in Chicago are John Marshall graduates, then, exactly what did John Marshall teach them about legal ethics?  That they can walk away from intense pain and suffering with impunity?  That it is okay to be a living heart donor?)
Please start to be honest.  Please DEMAND THAT THE ARDC DO IT’S JOB AND INVESTIGATE these horrific probate  cases.
Mrs. Cooper brought her stack of complaints to the ARDC that were dismissed with rude and supercilious correspondence, out of hand, but it was her mother’s 29 gold teeth that had been pulled, with a feeding tube laced with drugs at one end and a diaper at the other, for months on end, clearly isolated to cover up this crime, she quickly died at the hands of the 18th floor–but only after $1.5 million disappeared from her balance sheet–all without an investigation she repeatedly demanded of the ARDC.
You owe it to the State of Illinois and the public to make a public apology to Ms Nash and to dismiss the proceedings against Ms. Denison.    I understand why you object to any HONEST investigation of the elder cleansing scandal – while your rationale is wrong, *****.  
However, the aforesaid insults to America is totally unacceptable.
Ms. Nash is an icon.    If you watched the movie “Selma” or if you studied your history you would know that to those of us who respect the core values of America Ms. Nash is a true heroine of the highest caliber and morals.    She was one of the moving forces in the March in Selma and in the Civil Rights movement.    She showed great courage.   Your excluding her from the hearing was a ‘slap in the face’ to every honest American believing in an inalienable and divine right to human and civil rights and liberties.     There can be no justifiable reason for excluding Ms. Nash from the hearing room except pure and simple arrogance and disrespect.  There was room for her, with $1.2 million in furniture on your balance sheet certainly, you could have found her a $10 wooden stool from Walmart and that would have sufficed so she could watch her chosen probate counsel being lambasted by Mr. Splitt for a half hour).
Even an insincere apology is better than none at all.    The apology would be an acknowledgment that civility and honest are still respected hallmarks of Illinois.    
Today, all too often form trumps substance .     To allow this instant outrage to go apologized for degrades you so greatly that even those of us who have no respect for you feel aggrieved and exhibit pity for you.  Your dishonor reflects badly on us – and we do not like it.    There is no joy in seeing another human being so pernicious as to defame himself!
Ken Ditkowsky
 (edited by Joanne)
And I would like to further note for the record–
Recent studies show that while the majority of law school students are now female, but after having been licensed, and upon beginning work, a huge percentage of them drop out of the profession.  Is this statistic telling us something?  As a mother of 4 children, I spent years and sleepless nights raising my children and being there for them.  I am now their “momma bear” who would take out anyone and scream to the rafters (as Barbara Stone is doing now in Florida for her mother) who would try to harm them or guardianize them and stick them in some sort of dirty, nasty Illinois nursing home for a buck.  Barbara Stone has given up 2 law licenses, in New York and in Florida because quickly she found that the bar associations of those two states want to protect the attorneys who have forced her mother out of her own home, forced Barbara to leave the family home, put in place two caregivers who are now Helen Stone’s new family and bodyguards, within months, Helen Stone was rushed to the hospital dehydrated and starved, with pneumonia, lacerations, contusions, sores and rashes where she spent 3 weeks recovering–and who was protected?  The “guardian”, GAL, attorneys and judge.  Barbara wears a leg bracelet for “interfering with custody” when she filed complaint after complaint with all who would listen, they filed false charges against her.  $1.5 million is missing in her mother’s case.  $600k was taken by her brother in forged checks and while Barbara Stone screams out about it,
This is the type of suffering probate victimization you supported Mr. Splitt.
As for myself, I condemn it.  Vociferously, repeatedly, unashamed and unabated, until this conduct ends.  It is only attorneys and judges acting badly.  Horrifically bad.
We do not have disableds for cash.
Go teach that.

Another amazing argument to the ARDC to simply do something about the crisis in the courts!

Today was oral argument at the ARDC promptly at 9:30 and I paid $200 to have  a private court reporter there to record what I said.  I didn’t trust the ARDC after the last time the transcript was changed so I hired my own.

But when she arrived, she was told she could not set up, and the clerk said he would check with the panel and get back to her.  I was busy preparing for the argument and looking over my notes and never realized she did not set up and no one got back to her.

So they blocked my court reporter, successfully again.

But to my amazement, 10 probate victims showed up and filled the little galley. In fact,there were so many probate victims, they made Diane Nash, a celebrated civil rights hero stand outside the court room!  They could have made room, they could have brought in chairs. But the ARDC does not do such things. They want everything kept as small as possible and always covered up.

So, instead of Diane Nash, who is taking up a valuable chair (wasted space, you ask me) none other than Attys Opryszek and Smart who wondered who all the victims were.

Below is my argument.  I didn’t get everything in within the alloted 20 minutes to start and then 10 minutes reserved for reply, but I did get a whole lot in.

And Gloria, thankfully showed up, told her the ARDC striking her testimony was bogus and that she was an award winning journalist and she would have testified I was at the hearings and she gave me and approved of what was on the blog. Thank goodness.  Thank Gloria.  Shaggy was there too and I’m glad Gloria had him because it helps her and he is a beautiful, sweet animal.

Highlights:

I told the ARDC panel that I counted 8 to 10 probate victims in the gallery and that there should not be any,  there should be zero.  I also told them all had filed complaints only to get nonsensical letters back shrugging their duty to investigate and discipline the attorneys involved.

I also told the panel that the ARDC during trial could not even get past my Exhibit A where Sheriff Dart wrote a letter Mary was never served. So is Steven Splitt calling the Sheriff a liar? Why does he get to do that?  Where is the service upon Mary? Where is the service upon Mary’s elder sisters 14 days in advance of the date, time and place to guardianize.  Nowhere, that’s where that resides.

The rest of the argument is below.  I didn’t get it all in for all of my beloved probate and court corruption victims, but I did do my best.

Hang tight, maybe there is a bit of hope that the Review Board will see thru all the nonsense and clear me of these highly bogus charges.  It really is all fraud on the court and none of them are immune from that.

You know the mantra is target, isolate, medicate, drain and eliminate.  I looked right at these older gentlemen (I hope they are that) and told them, that not a one of them is immune from this travesty.  I know judges and lawyers (Belanger from New York) who have become targets, placed in locked down nursing homes, medicated and isolated and then eliminated when the money was gone.

I pointed to Mrs. Cooper in the galley and said her 99 year old mother’s 29 gold teeth were pulled right after she was isolated from 20+ friends and family, and then when the money was gone, they killed her.  Her arms and legs were like sticks. She was starved and dehydrated to death.  The ARDC sent her a nonsensical letter why they would not investigate.

What is going on?

This blog tells the truth, it provides a forum. When justice in the courts have deserted us, it is a tradition to turn to the media. The media is not to blame for the news. We do not kill the messenger. This is not North Korea–yet.

So please know I am fighting for all your human and civil rights. The way we treat grandma is atrocious.  Alan Frake is well drugged for months.  If he didn’t have dementia before, he has it now.  Permanently.  His legs are like sticks and bones too. Thank you, court appointed attorneys. So what does the Sunrise Park Ridge Nursing home hanging in the lobby?  “Bring us a patient and we pay you $2,000?”  Wrong, so wrong on so many, many levels.

So how many of those $2,000 checks have probate attorneys and GAL’s pocketed for handing over seniors. Seniors for cash, if you ask me.

JoAnne

MY ARGUMENT.  NOTE I DID NOT GET ALL OF THIS IN, BUT I WANTED TO.  I WANTED TO GET A COURT REPORTER, THE CLERK SAID HE WOULD ASK THE PANEL AND GET BACK TO US.  HE NEVER DID, AND THEN AFTER THAT HE DENIED THAT HE WAS GOING TO ASK THE PANEL AND I WAS TO DO IT.  The court reporter will provide an affidavit.

First of all, I would like to thank you 3 lawyers for being here and listening to me about the problems and issues in the Probate division, not just in Illinois, but across the nation.  I hope you go home and tell your friends and family.  I hope you direct hopeless guardianship cases where the family has no money to me.    I am their hope and their only salvation, that I know of.  You remove me and all that is gone.

I can give you a list of the clients I serve pro bono or for very low cost.  There is about 30 of them.  Let me know if the 3 of you want to split these probono, some homeless, some unwashed clients among you and I will send them to you. Gladly.  As long as you take care of them, fine by me.  I will retire.  I will be happy. Truly.

I pointed to the Galley and noted there were about 10 probate victims sitting there who are demanding justice for their cases.   I explained that there should be ZERO probate victims sitting out there.  To have even one is a great tragedy.

The standard tale, and the one which is the basis of the sykes case is : target, guardianize, isolate, medicate and eliminate when the money is gone.  It is this mantra that is now repeated just about every day across the US, in case you didn’t know.  Now you know.  Now you can read the probate blogs.
And I am also glad you are here because now you know about my blog.  Now you can do something and take action to clean everything up.  To instill the public’s faith once again in the judiciary and make it a place of justice for the public and not just mega corporations.

So let’s talk about the briefs and case law.

It is completely interesting that Steven split and his brief goes on and on about cases where the attorney either ranted and raved at the court and swore at the judges, or they just went plain nuts.

That is clearly not this case.  My blog consists of thousands of posts since Nov. 2011 and it is up to now almost 80,000 views and all of the comments (over 500) are helpful and supportive.

No one questions my blog except those who have their hands in the cookie jar.  Stern, Farenga and Schmeidel.

Melissa Smart said my blog is like “yelling fire in an open theatre” but I see no evidence of any life threatening stamped in any courthouse or government agency.  I don’t even see any life threatening stampede to fill out complaints against lawyers and judges because after publishing the truth and the law on my blog.  This truth I tell  is not just the truth on my blog, but also on dozens of  otherprobate blogs–NASGA, Probate Sharks, JohnHowardWyman.com, Stopelderabuse.com, SchwagerLaw.com, etc.  the public is clamouring for truth and justice in the court system.

The ARDC also continues to cite non appellate court decisions in their briefs, and no one mentions that is against the rules of the Blue Book printed by Harvard or the Red Book printed by Stanford.

They never explain that or apologize why they resort to their own low level hearing board decisions (Steven Splitt then went on to cite a 1964 Louisiana court of appeals decision regarding some criminal lawyer that said something defamatory during a trial.  I responded with, the South is where Mr. Hustler went up against Jerry Falwell all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before SCOTUS said he had a right to make fun of Jerry Falwell in a Compari ad in a scathing manner).

The reality is in 1959 the Supreme Court of the US made it clear in the Sawyer case–a case where Hawaii wasn’t even part of the union, that lawyers have the right to bring up, discuss, debate even criticize and condemn, a law, a court, a decision.  The Peel cases and other cases make it clear that an attorney can discuss anything about a case as long as it does not influence a jury. In Peel he wanted to advertise he was a trial specialist. The Supreme Court said that the First Amendment covered his truthful proclamations via advertising.   The ARDC told him to shut up.  The Illinois Supreme Court said he has a first amendment right to advertise freely and truthfully.  In the Chicago Counsel of Lawyers case, they made it clear that attorneys can speak up as long as they don’t influence juries. The probate cases have none of that.  You have a better chance of being struck by lightening than getting a jury trial in a probate case.

The ARDC opines, but then again, what about writing a blog that causes people to file more papers in court?  Well, there is no such theory in the US at least for blame the media and kill the messenger.  This is not North Korea and the ARDC does not have to be the arbiter of truth for attorney blogs.

We have a very thriving and popular and hopefully unfettered open democracy in the US.  For the ARDC to say we cannot encourage pro se filings, that’s wrong.   Gloria Sykes is the epitome of the common woman who is outspoken and she requested and supported my blog.  Her family requested and supported my blog (Kathie and Yolanda) Gloria is a well known award winning investigative reporter. The ARDC and the probate attorneys in 09 P 4585 are not going to get her to shut up about the corruption in her case.  I’m not going to shut up about the corruption in her case.

The ARDC in it’s briefs says my case law is no good because the cases of Loving, Alvarez and Citizen’s United did not involved lawyers, well yes they did.  I believe there were 4 lawyers involved in the making of the Hillary scathing film based on scathing inuendos and accusations against the Clintons, right before an election and in direct conflict with FTC law.  SCOTUS that law must fall in face of the first amendment.  Who was one of the lawyers involved? Ann Coulter, okay I’m not Ann Coulter and I don’t have her massive reactionary following (or her platinum blonde hair) , but what if what I had to say was suddenly deemed less important?  I admit my following is the hoi poli, the kulaks, the peons, the unwashed masses, the homeless and those with no power and no hope and what the ARDC presented were one judge (who has since suddenly resigned, anyone want to hear the real story, and 3 connected and powerful probate attorneys–Farenga, Stern and Schmeidel, testified and were given automatic glory.  Judge Stuart testified, but she lied and 6 weeks later she was gone from the bench.  But she did get a cake and lots of flowers!
Our country is quickly turning into an oligarchy with mega corporations winning 70% of the time in court. What happened to the rights of the common person?

The family testified and was told to get lost, they were stupid and they should shut up. Go ahead and read what Sang Yul Lee said to them, how he treated them.  As if he were a diety and they were the peasants, the peons, the kulaks, the slaves.

Judge Kowamoto suddenly retired because I posted truthfully about Alice Gore–Bev Cooper–she is here right now, want to ask her, they isolated her mother, drugged her and pulled 29 gold teeth.  Is this how we treat our elders.  And I don’t care if it was “stupervised” by the 18th floor of the daley center, the truth is still the truth and the ONLY PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH COMING OUT ARE THOSE THAT ARE LIVING A LIE.

Btw, that was from Patrick Henry and of course when he asked give me liberty or give me death, they eventually gave him death, but it was only for telling the truth.

I have been practicing law for 30 years.  In all my practice, I have never seen the lawlessness in the courts of the past 5 years.  In the 50 years Ken Ditkowsky practices, he has noted on the blog the extreme lawlessness in the last 5 years.

I ask myself, what has changed.  Where is the change coming from.

(This is where I talk about what I recently found from a blog fan that provided me with the following and how I did contact Lisa Madigan, Anita Alvarez and Diane Saltoun and at first they said they would investigate, they would help, and then later I get a letter saying they don’t do probate court corruption.  I wondered why, the below explains why.  Lisa Madigan is not the daughter of Mike Madigan.  Her mother remarried and her real name is Murray and she is the daughter of Joel Murray, a known mob lawyer from New York that represented some major drug dealers.  Out of no where the guy purchases an airline cheap–no experience in airliners, but see Ken’s story on how the price of fish goes up when DEA inspects them!  Later he sells it for tens of millions in profits.  Now it all makes sense)

I look at Jerome Larkin’s property records and I see $1.2 million in repeated mortgages on a simple home in Wilmette.  Sharon Oprzyek says “don’t talk about private property records” but they’re not, they’re on the internet.

Melissa Smart buys a condo and pays off the loan in 2 years.  Did she do that or someone else?  Pay off her loan, is what I mean. Can I subpoena that?  No. The ARDC shuts down all reasonable subpoenas, just like they shut down discovery on the 18th floor of the daley center (sykes case and reichert/monaghan case) Not surprising.

The ARDC does not file ethics reports. The OPG does not file ethics reports. Go ahead and check, no one was surprised by all of that.  They’re an Illinois government agency, they have to file.  Read the Illinois Ethics Act of 2009. The attorneys on the 18th floor before getting involved in an estate should file ethics reports and disclose where their investments are, who pays off their mortgages for them and any nursing home or other bribe based influences they garner.

Gov. Rauner yesterday said it was unethical for attorneys and litigants to appear in front of judges they give campaign donations to.  That is nothing compared to what is going on on the 18th floor.

This is nothing compared to that statement.  The non filing of ethics complaints in contradiction to clear Illinois law?  The inability to serve subpoenas when you litigant’s attorney has suprising property payoffs. It won’t happen in Illinois

The reality is, I run a blog.  I publish what others write because it is newsworthy.  Now about 80% of the American public gets their news from independent blogs.

As Mark Twain quipped, if you don’t read the news, you’re not informed. If you read the news you are misinformed.

Blogs have changed all of that. I get emails and news and tips and information each and every day.  I publish most if it if it seems reasonable.  The purpose of publishing the tips and opinions is to INFORM the public in a free and open democratic society.  I believe in a free and open an democratic society, I believe in free and open and transparent courts.

I encourage comments and do not turn them away–ever. The ARDC did not address that or investigate it. They did not submit any comments, ever.

The world has changed and it is now electronic and on the interent. The internet is free and open and democratic.  You don’t like something, you post a comment.  People like your comment, it rises to the top.

Schmeidel, Farenga and Stern don’t like the blog, they don’t like their Google search pages. Well, as I posted on the blog, you want your popularity to rise in Google, do something good, publish it and then have people click on it and say they like it. I just Googled the 3 of them and no charitable, selfless acts, none. No rise in popularity as of last night on Google for them.  So I am not the cause of their Google demise.  Don’t blame me.  I am the blogger, the media.

Maybe the ARDC does not like the fact that Google now rules in many areas, and that Google is sanctioned by a free and open and democratic society, but this is not the 1960’s.  We have electronic filings, we have the internet, we have blogs.  People turn to the blogs when they find frustration with the court system, the government not responding to valid claims. They have an unfettered right to do this. And if my blog were just a lying, thieving, diatribe no one would visit it, and the comments would be scathing. That is not the case.  I have people right her and right now, probate blogging experts that will tell you that my blog is one of the best. That is because Ken Ditkowsky and other attorneys post on it. Barbara Stone and Candice Schawagger have posted.  Lisa Belanger from New York has posted about her case.   Many probate attorneys swimming upstream and fighting this system agree we have to do this.  We have to have truth and justice and a reasonable probate system for the public to be safe. The ARDC refused to investigate this and report.

I am here to blog about the Sykes case and all other troubled probate cases.  I want to know why?. I would like the ARDC to do honest, competent and thorough investigations and not lie to the public (Gloria Sykes has been guardianized and Adam Stern is her guardian, how shame ful is that missive).

I am not going much into the briefs, they speak for themselves.  There is plenty of case law. If you want to cite contrary to the Red Book or Blue Book of citation, go right ahead but I am stating for the record it is a weak position. It’s the stuff of sharp practice by lawyers.  The ARDC will never admit this, but they know who they are. They know the games they play and these are dangerous games. Dangerous games in the face of truth, and light and justice.

And while you might dismiss Ken Ditkowsky’s writ of cert you should know that it was chosen as Brief of the Month by the Supreme Court Press and it was featured on Cooper’s Corners, a cable show for 250,000 households in chicago.

The truth is, the media and blogs will not be stopped. The public’s clamour for truth and justice at the Daley center will not be stopped.

The ARDC has repeatedly refused to investigate major cases of attorneys and judges acting badly, namely, Sykes, Gore, Wyman, Bedin, Frake, Richards, Tyler, Durham and others, and they continue to do so. They write nonsensical letters back to the victims and their families. The probate courts run amok with no licensing of professional guardians, no oversight of the attorneys there billing tens of thousands of dollars and up to estates. There is no regulation and control.  No one is licensed.  No one is supervised. There is no complaint department.  You write to Lisa Madigan, Anita Alvarez and Diane Saltoun and they told me “they don’t do that”. Then the ARDC says “they don’t do that.”  The SCOI says if you want to investigate the ARDC, ask Tom Zimmerman. Tom Zimmerman (appointed by Blago) says, I see nothing wrong here.

What has happened? Where did Lady Justice go?  Who will stand up and say the Emporer has no clothes, will it be you, or will you all wait for the investigators and bloggers to come after you?

Justice is truth in action. I believe in the US and Illinois constitutions, I took an oath.  I believe in the Goddess of Justice and the God of Truth standing at the headquarters of the DOJ in washington, well that was until Cheny had to pay for $8k in curtain to cover up one of her boobs.  But nonetheless, she still stands there today with her deity also Sprit of Justice, name not mentioned, but I did find a website mentioning Tyr and Dike for a male god of justice.

So I google myself and what do I find, a website–disbarring the critics:
“The assumption that respect for the judiciary can be won by shielding judges from published criticism wrongly appraises the character of American public opinion….[A]n enforced silence, however limited, solely in the name of preserving the dignity of the bench, would probably engender resentment, suspicion, and contempt much more than it would enhance respect.” Justice Hugo Black, Bridges v. California (1951)
I want to thank everyone for coming here today to listen to what I have to say.  I hope everyone takes it to heart and knows that we simply have to do a better job in Chicago.  There is just no dispelling the fact that in survey after survey for years and years Illinois is the tops in corruption.  I want that to stop here and now.  I want it to start with everyone present here today.
Thank you.