From Ken Ditkowsky–court assisted, uninvestigated, real estate scam lessons

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Subject: How to Conduct your own real estate scam.
How to conduct your own Real Estate Scam.    (Three examples)
The Elder Cleansing cases (and in particular the Mary Sykes case) contains a text book example of how to separate a senior citizen from his or her real estate.
1.        Quick shot deed.       Take mother to a lawyer under the guise of helping her engage in estate planning and suggest a ‘living trust.’   This is a trust in which mother declares herself as trustee and beneficiary of a necessary trust.    The successor trustee is the person who desires to absorb the assets to the exclusion of mother and the other heirs.      With the help of an unprincipled and co-conspirator lawyer, mother is declared incompetent and the miscreant successor trustee is now the trustee and in control of the real estate.        As trustee the miscreant now can create deficiencies that allow the property to be sold at a bargain price and through a series of mesne transactions the proceeds find their way to more deserving beneficiaries.
a.        For this transaction to be consummated you need a series of strawmen.     It has been suggested that one of the guardian ad litem had (or has) a husband who regularly engages in such activities and that the real estate track book reveals a large number of such transactions.  The strawman provide for legitimacy appearance.    At the end of the transaction all the conspirators are rewarded with a generous payout reported on the 1040 tax form as a capital gain.   (No corrupt judge is required to cover up the perfidy.
b.      There are some interim steps.     Maintenance costs increase, mortgage payments fall into semi-defaults, esthetics are neglected *****.    A ragged throw rug, or a smelling rag left on the sink can turn off a prospective purchaser.     A broken window in the bathroom can reduce the value of a home to a prospective buyer by a $100k.   The smell of urine also does wonders.
2.        Poor mother has run out of money scam.      With the co-operation of a corrupt judge, corrupt judicial officials, corrupt lawyers the home of a person who has been subjected to a guardianship can be sold off by a judicially managed sale at a bargain price.    The difference between the Quick shot deed transaction and this transaction is that a corrupt judge provides the cover.    The Judge acts out of pretended compassion so that grandma will not have to be evicted from her exploitative nursing home or similar facility.     In Sykes money was short because about two million dollars escaped inventory.   Protests have gone unanswered.
3.       Friendly foreclosure.       In the Sykes case, Gloria’s payments were allegedly escrowed by the HOlder of the mortgage at the request of one of the attorneys for the guardian.    The escrowed funds were not credited to the mortgage and thus the mortgage went into default.     The guardian ad litem used her clout and a series of statements that were unfounded to tie up Gloria’s funds.    Thus, the mortgage holder was quite content.    It has the money and the security.    The lawyers having special relationship with the holder of the mortgage either purchased the note, or made a special fee relationship with the holder.    The net was the mortgage foreclosed and title cleared by the decree of foreclosure.     Again a series of mesne transactions yielded full value to the dwelling.     Of course a deficiency judgment is available to stop overt complaints by the victim as the miscreants are aware that in most instances the only bidder at a judicial sale is the holder of the mortgage.    If the property is particularly valuable you might obtain outside bidders.   At that point in time, the bank just bids in its mortgage, accrued interest, attorney fees and other costs and the chips fall where they may.
There are variation on these schemes including contesting title, lien claims etc.
    Right now in Florida Kevin P’s mother in law’s property in South Florida is being primed for such a sale.    Like the Mary Sykes case the property has value for high end development   The guardians for profit recognize the potential and you can bet your bottom dollar that a judge is going to order the property sold and bargains are going to obtained.    Why pay a fair price for a senior’s property when it can be stolen?       Offering the Judge’s family members such as the wife, daughter in law, et al a piece of the actions speeds up the transaction.     (This is what Janet is finding in California).

More From the Barbara Stone case–Affidavits of witnesses of Helen Stone’s care

NB:I apologize for any formatting and spelling errors, this is from  OCR’d documents

From Candice Schwager:

Affidavits and Statements regarding M,s. Stone’s abuse and horrifying deprivation of care
Rabbi Edwin Farber
(hebrew text)
AFFIDAVIT OF RABBI ED FARBER
I, RABBI ED FARBER being duly sworn, state as follows:
• I have served as the Rabbi of Beth Torah Synagogue in North Miami Beach for 18 years. Prior to my
serving as Rabbi, I was the Rabbi at Temple Samu-EI Or Olom for 16 years in S. Dade Miami.
• I began visiting Helen Stone in August of 2013. I had met her son and then later her daughter and
learned that Mrs. Stone and her family had been part of the Beth Torah congregation I serve for many
years prior to my arrival there as the Rabbi.
• I visited Mrs. Stone in her apartment in Aventura frequently which is very nearby my home and my
synagogue.
• From the very first visit I had many concerns about her care. At first I wondered why the aides, who
knew I was coming, didn’t make sure that Mrs. Stone was dressed and comfortable to receive her
Rabbi. She was always in pajamas and a type of bathrobe with her hair unkempt and she would
apologize to me about her dress.
• I told her it wasn’t important and that she should feel comfortable in her own home. But it seemed odd
to me that the aides had no concern about how she was dressed even in the middle of the afternoon.
• I observed that Mrs. Stone did not have adequate food in the house and she was painfully thin. I was
so concerned that following my visit, I ordered food to be delivered to the house. On subsequent
visits, there was never sufficient food.
• I also noted that Mrs. Stone was very unsteady on her feet and as she gave me a tour of the apartment
and told me the story of her upbringing in the Deep South and her move to Miami as a young girl I
asked her about a walker. She told me she didn’t have one. I looked around the apartment and indeed
there wasn’t one in sight. It was only after I indicated my concern that a few days later two walkers –
one with a seat and one without – appeared in the apartment.
• I asked Mrs. Stone if she was getting out on a regular basis and she told me she wasn’t. The guardians
indicated to me that she was taken out regularly – sometimes to a beauty parlor – and that Mrs. Stone
was just forgetful. Yet not one tifue when I visited her was her hair done so this caused me to wonder
what the accurate story was. I discussed all this with her daughter Barbara who was gravely concerned
about her mother’s care. .
Beth Torah Adath Yeshurun. Inc.
20350 Northeast 26~ Avenue I 305-932-2829 I RabbiEdFarber@aol.com
North Miami Beach, FL 33180 FAX: 305-933-6955 http://www.btbrc.org
• In all my discussions with Mrs. Stone the biggest topic was her daughter. She was upset that she
didn’t see her daughter more often. She said that was her only really joy anymore as all her friends in
the building were gone and Barbara was her best friend.
• Mrs. Stone would talk about how good her daughter was but she lived in NY and didn’t have time to visit her that often. I didn’t tell her that in fact her daughter was right here in Florida but her visits were restricted. At one point Barbara had been here three straight weeks and was only allowed to see her mother once a week during that stretch oftime.
• Mrs. Stone also told me repeatedly that she would like her own lawyer. I did not know how to follow up on that but I did try to keep the court abreast of all that I had noted in my visits.
• One Friday I visited her to wish her a ‘Good Shabbos’ and she was very happy to see me and gave me the same tour and history lesson. She was very animated and asked about my family and my grandchildren. I told her I had to go to New Jersey for a conference and would see her next week
• I came back the following Wednesday and when I came in I found Mrs. Stone sitting on the couch unable to lift her head or utter a single sentence. She mumbled some words but they were incomprehensible. She was not sleeping – she was awake but not functioning. I could not believe that the aides had not called a Doctor or 911 as something was clearly very wrong with Mrs. Stone. The woman who was walking me around the apartment 5 days before and giving me a history lesson about her family in the Deep South could not lift her head, focus her eyes or say a sentence. I went to take a video of her to send to the guardians so they would see the situation and the aide called the guardian. I thought it was to alert the guardian to Mrs. Stone’s condition. As it turned out it was to alert the
guardians to the fact that I was taking a video and I was told to stop or to leave immediately. I stopped, left and composed a text to the guardians alerting them to Mrs. Stone’s condition.
• That text was sent on November 6″‘. I have a copy in my phone. I also alerted Barbara to the situation.
It wasn’t for another day and Y, until Mrs. Stone was hospitalized and was so weak that they had to put a feeding tube in her as she didn’t have the strength to swallow. That took nearly 36 hours to hospitalize her is beyond my comprehension. What did she do for food during those 36 hours? I cannot imagine that she was able to swallow in that condition.
• I continued to visit Mrs. Stone in the hospital and in the rehab at Palm Gardens. At that time Barbara was given by the court regular visiting hours every day and that was a great source of happiness to Mrs. Stone.
• Barbara was there during the entire time her visits were allowed. She devoted much time seeing to it that her mother ate and attended the rehab provided by Palm Gardens.
• Several times I visited her in Palm Gardens with Barbara there and the conversations were very animated.
• Mrs. Stone wanted to get out of bed to go to the bathroom but she was told she COUldn’t and this greatly agitated her. It was the aide hired by the guardians who told her this.
• We have people in our synagogue who belp us with visitation of the elderly and the ill. Those visits
were not welcome by the guardians and they came to an end rather quickly.
• I asked a few times to be able to talk with Mrs. Stone privately but the aides refused to allow me to do
that. I felt that Mrs. Stone might have felt intimidated by the aides presence and wouldn’t talk to me in
a direct fashion about how she was doing and bow she felt.
• Whenever Barbara visited her mother, she was actually “shadowed” by an aide. The aide literally
followed her less than I foot away. It was bizarre and a brazen intrusion on Mrs. Stone’s personal
space and greatly impeded her enjoyment of her visits from Barbara.
• After Mrs. Stone left Palm Gardens I was contacted by the guardians and told that I would not be
welcome to visit Mrs. Stone anymore and would not be apprised of her location. I was agitating her
they said my visits resulted in ‘pain’ and ‘anguish’ for Mrs. Stone.
• They of course had never been there during my visits and I can assure you it was anything but that.
Mrs. Stone enjoyed my visits and except for the one time she could not even respond which I
described above she was always very happy to see me.
• The reason the guardians didn’t want me to visit was that they were aware that I was writing to the
court about my concerns about the care Mrs. Stone was receiving. I asked them to arrange for another
Rabbi to visit but never received a response.
• So here we have them trying to first isolate Mrs. Stone from her daughter and then from me and from
anyone who tried to visit her from the synagogue.
• What we have here is an increasing isolation of Mrs. Stone from anyone other than her aides who I
can assure you paid little attention to her.
• At the previous hearing, instead of investigating the obvious neglect and abuse of Mrs. Stone and her
inexplicable emaciated condition, the hearing was centered around Barbara Stone.
• Further, throughout their oversight of Mrs. Stone, these guardians have ignored Mrs. Stone needs. It
was only after I raised concerns about her care that any attention to her needs was provided. She was
deprived food. She did not have a walker until I complained.
• Her medications were not posted anywhere in the house yet she had people administering medication
without any apparent knowledge of what she was being given. Mrs. Stone appear drugged and over
medicated on many occasions.
• It was over 36 hours before she was taken to the hospital when it was obvious she was in severe
distress. No, I am not a Doctor, but it doesn’t take a Dr. to see that a person is in severe distress. I
may not be a Doctor but I was a son for 55 years of my life and if I saw my mother like that I would
have dialed 9 I I in an instant.
The fact that by the time she got to the hospital she needed a feeding tube is an indication that her
caregivers and her guardians who were alerted by me to the situation simply allowed her waited
months to too long – way too long.
Mrs. Stone should not be isolated, neglected and abused. She needs enrichment, not deprivation and she
needs to see her daughter and to have her Rabbi visit her.
STATEOF Ft.
COUNTY OF DAb€!:
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Ed Farber
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of February, 2014 by Rabbi Ed Farber.
(printed or typed name of notary public and stamp)
My commission expires: 3-;;./-/5
Judge Michael A Genden
73 west Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
December 18, 2013
To the Honorable Judge Michael A Genden
From: Rabbi Edwin Farber
Re: Guardianship of Helen Stone
Dear Judge Genden;
I hesitate to write once again to you concerning Mrs. Helen stone but it is my obligation not 10
stand by silenfty while I watch what appears to me to be a sad case of neglect of the elderly and
the strange desire of the guardians 10 isolate Mrs. Stone from visitors. I have continued 10 visit Mrs.
Helen stone since her hospitalization In Aventura to her present stay at Palm Gardens Nursing
Home in Aventura. I remain astonished and concemed at Ihe behavior of the aides who are
attending to Mrs. stone. In order to provide Mrs. Stone with some human Interaction I have had
volunteers from my Synagogue visit her. They go there to engage her In conversation and offer
companionship. One is a professionally trained care giver and two others are very compassionate
women who I have seen take care of their elderly and ailing parents until their passing. To my great
distress and embarrassment all three of them were sent away by the aides hired by the guardian. It
is standard operating procedure In this community for volunteers from faith communities to visit the
eldeMy in our hospitals and nursing homes to provide them with seme very important social
interaction and to make sure they don’t feel alone and abandoned. Each person introduced
themselves as being representatives from the synagogue yet they were sent away. I was sending
them to visit when the daughter Barbara was not in Miami and at times when Barbara was not
pemnitted to visii. There is a very clear attempt to isolate Mrs. Stone who is very animated al),d
happy when visitors do come. I see no justification for this kind of behavior by the aides who are
acting under direction from the guardians. I know that because the aides got on the phone with the
guardians when the visitors came and then instructed them to leave.
On Tuesday, I visited Mrs. stone and was welcomed. However, when I indicated to the aide that I
wanted to speak privately with Mrs. Stone and to pray with her for her well being I was told tlilat this
was not possible. The aide could not leave Mrs. stone alone. I told herlhat In my entire car””,r I
had never met such a response. I then went with Helen and her daughter who was there at tile
time for a walk in .the hallway (wilh Mrs. Stone in the wheelchair) and to my astonishment thE\ aide
followed us and was taking notes throughout the walk. At about 5 minutes before 5:00 pm the Aide
began and out loud countdown for Barbara telling her every two minutes how much time she had
before she had to leave. Excuse the levtty, but I thought we were at a football game and were
getting the tWo-mlnute warning. At exacfty 5 pm the aide infonned me that I could stay but Barbara
stone would have to leave as her visiting hours were over. I asked her if she wasn~ seeing tljat
Helen was animated, laughing, telling me her life story and bragging about her very brilliant
daughter – that Helen was having a good time? She said – I need to enforce the visitation hows for
the daughter and they are up. I have visited people in jail and I remember how strict they were
there In enforCing the exact time of visitation but even there I saw some latilude. What the aide to
me was saying is: I am not here to see to the welfare and best interests of Helen Stone but to
make sure her daughter doesn’t spend one extra minute with her mother and that the mother not
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aglfation to her Mom then that would be the aide’s responsibility. On this we all concur. But it’s the
opposite. Mrs. stone was clearly happy to be with her daughter and was smiling, laughing and tell
us all about her very smart and wonderful daughter.
I was also astonished when the aide refused to identify herself or show her credentials. We were
told that if we had any questions we couJd call the agency that sent her. That was such a bizarre
response that I don’t even know how to respond to it. I want to add that all three of the visitors who
after a short while were sent away by the aides indicated how perturbed they were at the hos~ lity
of the aide and how the aide seemed to have no interest in the good time Helen was having with
the visitors. She spent most of her time while we were there franticly writing notes which I suppose
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were io report back to the guardians.
During the visit I asked Helen if there was anything she wanted that I eQuid do for her. She said, ‘I
want an attorney, I want honest people around me.’ She repeated that to me numerous times
during the visit. I implore the court to actively Investigate the care that Mrs. stone Is receiving at
‘this time by the aides assigned by the guardians, their apparent desire to keep her away froll],
visitors and the continued desire of the guardians to keep Helen away from her daughter as much
as possible.
Th,;nk you very much for your attention. It is most appreciated.
Sincerely,
Edwin Farber, Rabbi
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Judge Michael A Genden
73 West Flagler Street
Miami, Fl33130
October 9, 2013
To the Honorable Judge Michael A Genden
From: Rabbi Edwin Farber
Re: Guardianship of Helen Stone
Dear Judge Genden;
As a Rabbi in the community [feel compelled to write this letter and pass on to you the
enclosed affidavit of a licensed Occupational Therapist – Harriet Collier – that was brought to
my attention concerning the condition of Helen Stone who in the earlier years was a member of
my congregation in N. Dade. I understand that Helen Stone is under the supervision of a
guardian appointed by the court and that it is with the court I should raise my concerns.
I had an opportunity to visit with Mrs. Stone on October 8th in her apartment and was
concerned about the following:
1) It was 1 pm and she had just gotten out of bed about 12 pm. She told me that she loses
track of time and her caregivers just let her sleep and don’t awaken her or encourage
her to get out of bed, dress and eat. She did speak of them kindly although indicated
that they do not engage her in anything at all during the day.
2) Her hair was completely disheveled and she was wearing a robe that was much too big
for her.
3) She thinks she had breakfast but didn’t remember what and the kitchen showed no
signs of any food having been served. The refrigerator didn’t have much in it and most
of it looked like it was fast food – perhaps that was the caretaker’s food.
4) I have visited ot her seniors in similar conditions and I always saw a chart of their
medications posted so that one caregiver would know what the other had done. I saw
no such chart and Mrs. Stone had no idea if such a think existed. Perhaps it was in a
hidden location but it was not on obvious display anywhere.
5) She told me that they hardly ever take her anywhere anymore and that the most
important thing to her each day is the call of her daughter and the anticipation of her
daughter’s Yisits from NY.
These observations along with the affidavit I have enclosed led me to think that someone needs
to check on this guardianship to make sure that Mrs. Stone is properly being cared for and that
there is some stimulus and engagement on the part of the caregivers and not just ‘baby-sitting’.
It appears to me that there is serious neglect in this instance which puts Mrs. Stone in a
dangerous situation. The small amount of food in the refrigerator gave me great pause and
although it isn’t surprising to see senior lose weight Mrs. Stone seemed very, very thin.
Hi Jackie,
I wanted to explain why I didn’t take your call while I was visiting with Helen
Stone today. Helen was very, very disoriented when I came to visit. She was
sitting in the couch unable to even lift her head off the couch. Her speech
was slurred and her eyes were unfocused. She would sometimes completely
‘tune out’ with a long distant look in her eyes and not respond to me. I didn’t
want at that t ime to talk in front of her or to walk away from her. This visit
was unlike any visit with her in the past including my visit just last Thursday.
She was always animated and was walking around the apartment showing
me pictures and telling me stories. The one recurrent theme was how happy
she was when her daughter Barbara visited with her. She told me about her
husband buying the apartment and setting it up so beautifully and how her
‘Daddy’ in Mississippi was so good to the blacks and taught her to be
respectful and kind to all people. Now I found a woman who couldn’t lift her
head, had glazed over eyes, couldn’t say a full sentence and thought she was
in NY last week. The deterioration was dramatic. What will she be like when
I see her in a few days? I don’t know but I left extremely concerned about
her. f did not want to express that In front of her and so I didn’t take your
call. I thought I had your number in my phone but I didn’t – so I couldn’t call
you when I left.
I will tell you that my singular purpose is simply to help her see her daughter
more frequently. There is no purpose in keeping them separated. Barbara
was here for over two weeks and only had the opportunity to see her Mom
twice. That is just incomprehensible to me. Every time I visit Helen focuses
on her daughter and the joy of talking with her on the phone and seeing her.
Until this visit today she was always able to tell me the last time her
daughter visited. This time she could not remember but as I indicated she
was not saying full sentences and was unable to focus and directly respond
to most of my questions. I was really shocked by her condition and can only
hope that it is temporary. I quite frankly don’t even know where she would
get the strength to eat based on what I saw today. I know that you will check
this apparent sudden deterioration out very soon.
Rabbi Ed Farber
Judge Michael A Genden
73 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
October 9, 2013
To the Honorable Judge Michael A Genden
From: Rabbi Edwin Farber
Re: Guardianship of Helen Stone
Dear Judge Genden;
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As a Rabbi in the community I feel compelled to write this letter and pass on to you the
Emclosed affidavit of a licensed Octupational Therapist – Harriet Collier – that was brought to
my attention concerning the condition of Helen Stone Who in tho eaflier years was a member of
my congregation in N. Dade. I understand that Helen Stone is under the supervision of a
guardian appointed by the court and that it is with the court I should raise my concerns.
I had an opportunity to visit with Mrs. Stone on October Bth in her apartment and was
concerned about the following:
II It was 1 pm and she had just gotten out of bed about 12 pm, She told me that she loses
track oftlme and her caregivers just let her sleep and don.’t awaken her or encourage
her to get out of bed, dress and eat. She did speak of them kindly although indicated
that they do not engage her in anything at all during the day.
2) Her hair Was completely disheveled and she was wearing a robe that was much too big
for her.
3) She thinks she had breakfast but didn’t remember what and the kitchen showed no
signs of any food having been served. The refrIgerator didn’t have much in it and most
of it looked like It was fast food – perhaps that was the caretaker’s food.
4) I have visited other seniors In similar conditions and I always saw a chart of their
medications posted so that one caregiver would know what the other had done. I saw
ho such chart and Mrs, Stone had no idea if such a think existed. Perhaps it was In a
hidden location but it was not on obvious display anywhere,
5) She told me that they hardly ever take her anywhere anymore and that the most
Important thing to her each day is the call of her daughter and the anticipation of her
daughter’s visrts from NY.
These observations along with the affidavit I have enclosed led me to think that someone needs
to check on this guardianship to make sure that Mrs, Stone is properly being cared for and that
there is some stimulus and engagement on the part of the caregivers and not Just ‘baby·sitting’.
It appears to me that there Is serious neglect in this Instance which puts Mrs, Stone in a
‘ .. — .. , — .. — – dangerous situatioh.The-·small amountoffoodinthe..refrjgeratoI. gave·.meil(.eat.paJ.!~e.and
although it isn’t surprising to see senior lose weight Mrs. Stone seemed very, very thin.
I appreciate the time you have given to reading this letter and looking over the affidavit and
hope that the current guardianship can be suspended and replaced temporarily until the court
is satisfied that Mrs. Stone is indeed receiving the best possible care and supervision.
Thank you once again for your attention and your concern.
Ed Farber, Rabbi
Beth Torah – Benny Rok Campus
Miami, Florida
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AFFIDAVIT OF HARJ!I!:T COLLIER
I, HARRIET COUI.liR, belng duly sworn, :mde as follows:
• lam’ a Licensed Occupational Therapist with lIIiIIlY yc:ars of experience ;in earing for elderly
persons. MY credentials are attached. –
• I was present on Juru: 17, 2013 and IllI\e 19, 201~, when Barbam Stone ~ visiting with her
ll1otber, Helen Stone.
• 00 both visits WillI Mm. SlDllll &be 10Id me how happy ,he was !hilt her daughter BIIIbanI 8tolB> bad
com. to !:ee her. The saddeot tbiag 10 JI)8 was hearl!Ig:Mrs. SIoQe moth … rcpeMll<Uy stam ~ut
bo1b. mil!! bet desire to haw ber daugh ….. Bo.rl>ata stay With h<:r at Iw ~cnt during her daugh!ets
visit
• It was clear that she was happy to see hox danghfel: Batbarn end with her daugb1:er’u visit, ..
deman9Ilated by her saying aloud In front of JI)8 and her CIU1!givers, Jackie Hertz on Tuesday sud me
and BlaIr. Lapides on ThUll!day tho! she wan1Cd Bod>_ 10 spend the night. When.me lIsked whclO her
daughter Barbara was staying, she WllS visl’bly distressed “POD hI1aring that Barllera ‘WOUld not be
stB:ying With her and ooufused about why not
• 1 was SurPrised at Mrs. Stooc’s appearance. She was shookingly Ih!tt, WEaring olotIDls tha1 were olearIY
ruucll roo large. She, h~t; oomme:a1eli numerous Ume.o about her lack of appetite and her
awarenossloonl:<mlllbout. her Might 1″,,5. .
• I Ihlnk Ihat lhe C1llIlOllJ: Cll[egi’llers look slrlllcgjes ro Jdentify appropriate meals that would increase
oalorlo 1n1likc snd ensure adoqwat<; nulriliOlL
• CllIcgiV¢l iavolved wllh demODtia paIietrts need to have special tIaining to /landle the nlllrilional
ohaIlenges Ihst accompany dt;rnentil!..
• Additionally It does 00. appear her -welgbt Is being monitmed.
• Mn.: SID)IC spoke repelIlI:dJy throughout both evcolngs about bow ”bed” she looktd, wearing swr.aIpants
1itat were rolled at the WlIist, -and uruIerwoar that ~ so big it was fhlI.ing dmw. Since her oon~OfI
Included IhiIIgs JiJc!, bt:t being ralsed around fine clothing. bow p>:allClllhe was about the wrry she dressed
heisel& how your father ~ how she dr=codher children, 8Ild her shopping at high end department
storea. I WllS shookad that odie is now being dressed In dull &WQt suits, eve!) to go out to dino.er with her
visiting daug/:\ter. She bad no makeup or jewelty OD, yet our canvet88l:ion included her prOudly telling
“,0 that she used tQ.be known .. the ”””l:ring lady” booaus. or b …. eXlc!nsivo oollcc1ian of bClllll/fu1
earrinll”.
• Mn. Stone’s hair Il<‘tlded to be washed fllld styled.
• Mrs. 8ton.’s soci>l ,.”lotion saddonod me, ospeclally when I _ het say how nmch she ‘”1loyed
having dIm= out l10th IJightx with her daugbt..-, B … bsri. Slone, me, and both gua,rdlans. She. was social
In the restaurant, aru! tho clearly CIlioyed the ~’trS4li0Ji awl1be nte.\L lbroU&hout dinner sue! when
we RIIImIld to hf;r 8pIIl1:nlent. she repeatedly said how much she enjoyed.befllg out InId being lllvoh>ed
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~ to inmnu:t 800iIilly wilb hCl’ pe~ Wld oertainly not to be isolalcd to lrlred aides of the
guatdiaos.
• Based upon my observation of:Bal:bara Stone with bQr motlu:r, ‘Mrs. Stone on 1he two ocensiona
~Jilxence4 &bov”, it appeared to mo that lIaJ:bIitIl Stono’s u.nsupcrvised visitation with her motlw would
be beneHelal to MDi. Stone.
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Statement of Dire and Imminent Danger
I hired Jacqueline Hertz who represented herself as a professional guardian and Blaire Lapides for my Mother because I
lived in another state.
My Mother has suffered extreme neglect, abuse and exploitation since Jacqueline Hertz and Blaire Lapides were
appointed her guardian.
I. Jacqueline Hertz and B1aire Lapides have isolated my mother, denied her pleas to see me, her daughter, deprived of
her of food, medical attention and other essential services and caused her to suffer from bruises and bed sores that
required medical attention.
2. Because of abuse and neglect and Jacqueline Hertz’s and Blaire Lapides failure to attend to my mother’s welfare, my
Mother was admitted by emergency to the hospital where she was diagnosed UPON ADMISSION with dehydration,
malnourishment, failure to thrive, infection and onset pneumonia.
3. Because Jacqueline Hertz and Blaire Lapides did not provide my mother essential life necessities, food and medical
attention and she was kept in isolation and confinement, my mother was forced to undergo an invasive surgery to have
a feeding tube implanted in her stomach. This is a very extreme measure for an elderly person to undergo.
4. Instead of using my mother’s limited means to provide her with the highest quality of care, Jacqueline Hertz and
Blaire Lapides have used my mother’s limited means to embroil her in litigation. This exploitation was used to drain
any money she has to care for her welfare.
5. My mother is “overseen” by unlicensed workers hired by Jacqueline Hertz and Blaire Lapides. Further, Jacqueline
Hertz and Blaire Lapides represented Helen Stone would be overseen by licensed practice nurses when in fact Mrs.
Stone’s care has been overseen by apparent thugs in whose care my mother has been beaten black and blue, has bed
sores, was not feed and subsists in diapers instead of having the
6. Not only have my mother’s needs been neglected by unqualified workers, they engage in a pattern of pursuing their
own personal and social agenda. Their time is spent on cell phones with personal calls, watching T.V, making
elaborate meals for themselves with total disregard for feeding or providing food to my mother and failing to carry out
their required duties to document Mrs. Stone’s food intake, medications and other medical attention.
7. Jacqueline Hertz and B1aire Lapides have admitted their fai lure to provide adequate care as they have terminated the
care agency, Caring Home Care they negligently retained.
8. I attempted to assess my mother’s dire condition because of the severe neglect and life threatening consequences.
9. My mother has now been secreted away in some undisclosed location. Any “care” is now completely ignored as my
mother subsists on a feeding tube, is kept in bed all day, has no services whatsoever, is toileted by virtue of a diaper
and a catheter.
10. This court appears to be more concerned with the Petitioner’s desperate measures to save the life of Petitioner’s
mother than failure of Jacqueline Hertz and B1aire Lapides to attend to the best interest Mrs. Stone, a
vulnerable 86 year old woman whose limited means are being used solely for the greed of Jacqueline Hertz and Blaire
Lapides and the vi le, abhorrent methods that Jacqueline Hertz and Blaire Lapides are employing to remove any
semblance of humanity and decency to Mrs. Stone
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—Original Message-To:
Jacqueline Hertz
Subject: Helen Stone
Sent: Nov 26,20136:00 PM
CFN: 20130956666 BOOK 28939 PAGE 3403
As we discussed, could you let me know that in my mother’s best intefest you will go over cafe and
safuty conCerns with me that I provide such that your response will not be the filing of a court petition.
It would seem you would welcome being provided any health and safety care concerns about an 86 year
old in rehabilitation after an emergency hospitalization and desire the best quality of care.
Thank you.
Barbara Stone
Tel: 212.994.5482
Fax: 212.994.5481
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Hi Jackie,
I wanted to explain why I didn’t take your call while I was visiting with Helen
Stone today. Helen was very, very disoriented when I came to visit. She was
sitting in the couch unable to even lift her head off the couch. Her speech
was slurred and her eyes were unfocused. She would sometimes completely
‘tune out’ with a long distant look in her eyes and not respond to me. I didn’t
want at that time to talk in front of her or to walk away from her. This visit
was unlike any visit with her in the past including my visit just last Thursday.
She was always animated and was walking around the apartment showing
me pictures and telling me stories. The one recurrent theme was how happy
she was when her daughter Barbara visited with her. She told me about her
husband buying the apartment and setting it up so beautifully and how her
‘Daddy’ in Mississippi was so good to the blacks and taught her to be
respectful and kind to all people. Now I found a woman who COUldn’t lift her
head, had glazed over eyes, couldn’t say a full sentence and thought she was
in NY last week. The deterioration was dramatic. What will she be like when
f see her in a few days? I don’t know but I left extremely concerned about
her. I did not want to express that in front of her and so I didn’t take your
cal!. I thought I had your number in my phone but I didn’t – so I couldn’t call
you when I left.
I will tell you that my singular purpose is simply to help her see her daughter
more frequently. There is no purpose in keeping them separated. Barbara
was here for over two weeks and only had the opportunity to see her Mom
twice. That is just incomprehensible to me. Every time I viSit Heren focuses
on her daughter and the joy of talking with her on the phone and seeing her.
Until this visit today she was always able to tell me the last time her
daughter visited. This time she could not remember but as I indicated she
was not saying full sentences and was unable to focus and directly respond
to most of my questions. I was really shocked by her condition and can only
hope that it is temporary. I quite frankly don’t even know where she would
get the strength to eat based on what I saw today. I know that you will check
this apparent sudden deterioration out very soon.
Rabbi Ed Farber
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The National Association to end guardian abuse publishes warning signs of abuse
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WARNING SIGNALS OF GUARDIAN ABUSE
• The guardian and/or conservator treats you as an outsider instead of a relative, friend, or
loved one.
• Your loved one doesn’t get hislher mai 1.
• The guardian/conservator sees to it that your loved one doesn’t have a phone.
• When you visit, the guardian “hovers” or even employs someone to hover so you’re not alone
with your loved one.
• If your loved one is in a nursing home, you’re only allowed to visit in the dining room or
recreation room.
• Your loved one appears to be more sluggish, perhaps even dazed.
• You start seeing questionable documents and realize financial accounts are closed or
changed and the statements have been diverted to the guardian/conservator.
• You discover the taxes haven’t been paid — or even fil ed.
• The nursing facility tells you when you visit, you “upset” your family member or upset the
staff.
• You are denied input about your loved one’s care – the doctor won’t talk to you – you are shut
out.
• Items are missing items from your loved one’s home.
• The guardian/conservator refuses to take your call or answer your questions.
Washington Examiner – By Barbara Hollingsworth I November 01, 2011 at 7:05 PM
Judges, lawyers use guardianships to prey on elderly
Think your well-tended nest egg will protcet you from the dcpredations of old age? Don’t count on it.
Little has changed since the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled almost a decade ago that Probate Judge Kaye
Christian abused her power by ordering retired economist Mollie Orshansky, creator of the federal poverty
line, removed from her sister’s care in New York and placed in a District guardianship against her will.
Even multimillionaires cannot prevent a j udge from appointing a total stranger to take compktc control of
their affairs — and banish family members who object. That’s what happened to five-term D.C. Council
member Hilda Mason and her husband, Charles, a Harvard graduate who traced his Iincage back to the
Plymouth landing. Despite Charles’ $22.5 million fortune, this power couple ended their lives in squalor.
mind, wheelchair-bound and suffering from diabetes and skin cancer, Charles spent his last days in dirty
clothing and worn-out shoes, with fingernails so long they curled around his fingers. “He looked like a
hobo,” one witness told The Washington Examiner. His frail wife suffered a broken collarbone when one
of her “caregivers” ran her over with a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
At the time of Hilda Mason’s death in 2007, debris and broken furniture littered every room of the couple’s
once-stately Shepherd Park homc. The roof leaked and the house was infested with rodents and insects. As
attorneys helped themselves to the couple’s assets, Episcopal Senior Minisbies reported that “there appears
to be no individual or group that is currently responsible for the cleaning/condition of the house.”
According to a Jan. 9, 2001, court transcript, a clearly competent Charles Mason tcstificd before the same
Judge Christian that he no longer wanted the Virginia attorney he had previously hired to represent him.
Less than three months later, Charles was declared incompetent after an adverse reaction to a psychotropic
cocktail landed him in Suburban Hospital’s psychiatric ward.
The judge refused to dismiss the lawyer, but OK’d a settlement agreement allegedly signed by Charles
Mason after he had been declared incompetent that prohibited his own wife from “interfering” with his carc.
Guardianship abuse is not limited to people with money, as Laura Fnmcois-Eugene, a supervisor at the
Department of Homeland Security, learned the hard way.
Her mother’s only f”mancial resources are her modest D.C. home and a small monthly Social Security check.
But after a fall left the elderly woman temporarily paralyzed., Probate Judge Franklin Burgess appointed a
conservator to handle her affairs despite the fact at her daughter had previously been named her legal
guardian.
Francois-Eugene told The Washington Examiner she is forced to pay for her mother’s food, dentures,
medicine and clothing out of her own salary because the court-appointed conservator has been hoarding her
mother’s Social Security benefits.
The same thing is happening to another 91-year-old woman, a former D.C. Publie Schools employee forced
into a guardianship after Maryland lawyers characterized hcr daily walk as “wandering.” “Some lawyers
took all my money,” she told us, adding that she can’t access her own pension or Social Security benefits,
even to buy herself an ice cream cone_
The National Association to Stop Guardianship Abuse has documented hundreds of cases in which family
members arc denied any say in their loved ones’ care, even as court-appointed fiduciaries are given total
control. After the estate is sucked dry, the wards are often dumped onto Medicaid rolls — if they’re still
alive.
Advocates call the pattern “Isolate, Medicatc, Steal the Estate.” They’re meeting with Sen. Amy Klobuchar,
D-Minn., on Capitol Hill today seeking an end to well-intentioned guardianship laws gone horribly awry

Filing this meant Patty Reid had to lose visitation of her blind son–in Florida

AFFIDAVIT OF HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEER

STATE OF FLORIDA §

COUNTY OF BROWARD §

BEFORE ME PERSONALLY APPEARED PATTY REID, WHO TESTIFIED UNDER

OATH BY PENALTY OF PERJURY AS FOLLOWS:

“My name is PATTY REID I am a resident of Broward County, Florida, am over the age of 21,

have never been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude and am in all ways

competent to execute this affidavit for the Court.

I have spent more than half of my life taking care of individuals with disabilities, from children

to the elderly and currently volunteer at Senior Care facilities in Miami-Dade, Florida. I have a

child with special needs and serve as primary caretaker for my aged mother.

My job is to attend to dire health care needs of patients/residents with disabilities–at the Senior

Care facility I am now working as a volunteer. My life-long vocation, paid or unpaid, is in

healthcare and my skills are above most—because it matters to me. As a 30+ year healthcare

worker with the elderly/disabled, I rarely see a patient as distressed as I feel she has been.

Perhaps this is because she cannot get any answers to her questions. Helen is distraught over

being taken from her home and placed in a nursing home and the reason why the guardians

removed her from her home and forced her into a nursing care facility—remains unclear. My

guess is the same reason why BARBARA cannot see her mother or even receive information on

In thirty years of serving as a caregiver, I cannot recall more than a few cases where

institutionalization was necessary if the resident/patient had living family members—willing to

assist them in Activities of Daily Living. Once a person steps on this slippery slope, it’s an

avalanche in my opinion and I have watched Helen’s disturbing precipitous decline, frustrated

because it is all preventable with good care

I have never understood why Helen is prohibited from leaving the nursing home, can only leave

with aides. I have rarely seen visitors to Helen, so I visit her often. Like a broken record, Helen

seems fixated on the missing her daughter, missing her home, not understanding why her son and

niece would abandon her as she alleges they have done. I was asked to summarize my

observations and do so of my own free will herein.

1. Helen Stone appears tired, lethargic and/or over-medicated on a frequent basis. I do not

know why Ms. Stone would be given psychotropic drugs, but there’s no evidence she

needs anything like that.

2. Helen Stone appears confused and incoherent at times

3. Helen is often upset and lonely.

4. Helen has repeatedly asked me why Barbara cannot see her and let anyone who would

listen know that she wanted to see Barbara.

5. Helen has said she feels abandoned by her family and scared

6. Helen is not thriving in this placement, but on the decline.

7. Helen does not receive any form of occupational or physical therapy to my knowledge

and I am unaware of any such services being provided to Helen by the guardian or her

8. I have never observed any therapy being given to Helen since last October, 2014.

9. Helen Stone has all the signs of being “victimized” by elder abuse, neglect and/or

exploitation and the evidence is Helen herself along with the lack of records

demonstrating that Helen’s medical needs have been addressed.

10. She has stated that she feels disconnected and unloved and abandoned because she cannot

see her family. That statement surprised me because it demonstrates she is not

incompetent and baffled me as to why she’s in guardianship at all.

11. She has repeated pleaded to me that she wants to her daughter. I have repeatedly

brought that to the director of the facility and he said he said he would address this

with the caregivers but there has been no follow through. On other occasions when I

have addressed this with the director, I have been told to “divert” Mrs. Stone’s

conversation and to avoid talking about her daughter. Helen is suffering because her

guardianship (who are charged with addressing her needs) do not seem concerned

about Aunt Helen.

12. She does not want to be in the facility. She has expressed that bad things are

happening in the facility. She constantly asks “why am I in this place – I want to go

13. Helen becomes increasingly anxious by not being able to have visitors. Her Rabbi

attempted but was similarly turned away. Ms. Stone is not in isolation for infectious

disease, so why are guardians doing this to her?

14. Helen Stone often expresses that she feels caged. She has stated she feels she has no

options and why these bad things are happening to her.

15. Helen seems deeply sad or depressed and her existence is like a prisoner on death row

in many ways. The prison guards have simply become hired caretakers, but their

responsibility is to ensure no one trespasses.

16. Ms. Stone spends her days in a wheelchair or in bed with virtually no social

interaction, but certainly as it pertains to family and friends she wants to see.

17. In Mid March-2015, I was summoned to the facility because Helen was extremely

18. Aides hired to attend to Helen have been aggressive and even attempted to block my

Based upon my experience and training as a healthcare worker with the elderly and disabled, I

have no reasonable doubt that Helen Stone’s care is substandard, suggestive of abuse, neglect

and exploitation. I have no reasonable doubt that Helen Stone is being abused and restrained in

the nursing facility against her will. I have no reasonable doubt that Helen Stone wishes to see

her family, specifically her daughter and her wishes are being denied and diverted. This is cruel

beyond imagination—shocking that medical professionals would do this.

upset that she was being restrained against her will and not permitted visitors with

even her daughter, who she clearly loves.

access to Helen, when I am likely the only social interaction Helen is permitted.

Further affiant sayeth not.”

SUBSCRIBED TO AND SWORN BEFORE ME ON THE 12th day of MAY, 2015.

_/s/Patty Reid

Patty Reid

_____________________

NOTARY PUBLIC IN AND

FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Another harrowing probate case in Florida–Fran Grady Gilhooly, RN

then go to go fund me and make a donation to Patty and her blind son for her courageous efforts in fighting corruption in Florida

http://www.gofundme.com/bd2w8mty

Another family who carefully cared for their handicapped, special needs son all his life has the son ripped from them, all because they reported a federal agent for covering up cocaine sales to a judge!

The penalty for being a whistleblower in Florida, if you are a woman, is to have your children ripped from your care and your visitation.

Another similar story is Patty Reid, now in hiding from the law, because she testified for Barbara Stone, another whistleblower in a case where Roy Lustig, attorney and Michael Genden, knew of severe abuse to Helen Son (rushed to ER with contusions, lacerations, pneunomia, bed sores, rashes, dehydration and malnurtrition, spent 3 weeks in the hospital) and incredulously Judge Genden returned Barbara’s complaints of abuse right back to the abusers–Atty Lustig and Guardian Lapides.  The day after Patty Reid testified that Lustig was a liar and abuser, her parental visitation rights were terminated.  She has left the state.

Please watch these two brave women who bucked the system and do what is right and for this they isolate them from their precious children.

Please pray for Helen Stone who has gone up and beyond her call of duty to stop corruption in the system of Florida by writing countless documents, pleadings and filing grievances with the judges, the courts, the judicial inquiry boards, the attorney disciplinary boards.  You name it, she has done it all to protect her mother.  And every time she finds more corruption and reports it, or more abuse and reports it, they jail her!

Right now Barbara is in jail and it’s for who knows what.  Typically, when Genden gets mad he calls his buddies at the state’s attorneys offices and makes a complaint and then they arrest  Barbara for “interferring with the care of disabled”, meaning she reported abuse.

Please pray for all these brave ladies.

thanks

joanne

PS–it should be noted that in mid-eastern countries when women fight for equal rights, the authorities likewise take away custody of the woman’s children.  It is indeed a sad day when you have to explain to a disabled person, a senior citizen or your own child that you are going to report corruption and fight it and therefore they must be prepared they might not see you again for a long time or ever, but it is something you have to do.

The code of silence is not working.

The day Terry Schiavo Died–how she looked (contents graphic)

An article by Terry Schiavo’s brother.  Terry Schiavo (like many of our seniors narcotized to death) had no diagnosis.  She didn’t voluntarily enter hospice to die, she was an involuntary assisted suicide sanctioned by a judge knowing not what he did.

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/30/i-will-never-forget-the-look-of-horror-on-my-sister-terri-schiavos-face-the-day-she-died/

The story is graphic and tells exactly what it looks like to have a sweet, vunerable woman die of dehydration and malnutrition over 10 days after her feeding tube was removed–BY COURT ORDER.

I’m not Catholic and I realize this is from a RCC website, but it makes correct points.

Someday this judge and all involved will cross over and there they will encounter Terry Schiavo asking why they pulled her feeding tube when all that happened was she was disabled.

This article is dedicated especially to Jerome Larkin, head of the IARDC when complaints were filed by family members to save Alice Gore, Lydia Tyler, Rose Drabik and now our dear Mary G Sykes, the sweetest woman you will meet who did nothing wrong, but when her money ran out (down to $5,000) she was narcotized to death.

The brave soldier Gloria Sykes, fights on for justice for her mother, tho post humous.

Attorneys Larkin, Farenga, Stern, Judges Connors, Stuart and MacCarthy all looked the other way as probate attorneys feasted on Mary’s estate and suppressed discovery on $1 million in valuable coins.  They can easily be found. Everyone in probate and at the ARDC fights it.  $160,000+ went to attorneys fees for Mary. The ARDC can’t deny what they sought to cover up and Ken and I are finally vindicated.  Mary said she wanted to die at home cared for by 2 daughters.  One daughter fought for guardianship and ignored that directive, dragging Mary to Naperville from Norwood Park in Chicago and then selling her home for 25% of value to some tied in real estate company.  Then soon as she got some money spent $97,000 on a nursing home when Gloria cared for Mary in Mary’s own home!  The Farenga-Schmeidel-Stern rip off team then went after Gloria’s own settlement funds for damage to her body, her home and property and of course got it–some $200,000 that went mostly to their attorneys fees.

Mary never wanted any of that.  How about Mary’s wishes?  Is that what Probate court does in Illinois–ignores the wishes of the disabled, in her own handwriting, in validly drawn up Powers of Attorney, in a number of videos posted on Facebook and on Vimeo and then tears apart Gloria?  Shameful Conduct that Larkin and company condones, covers up and supports.  The time is to end all of that.

Some believe our probate courts and ARDC have become hopelessly corrupt. I believe a few removals and escorts out the building of a few key personnel will get others to stand up straight again and yet about a 1/3 of the staff to applaud that justice was finally done when they were afraid to stick their own necks out.

Ken and I and Amu are the only attorneys in 83,000 who have the guts to stand up to this insidious evil and demand something more–that attorneys do their jobs and root out corruption.

Do we need a Terry Schiavo case in Illinois before it gets that far?  A disabled woman who’s feeding tube is removed so ex-hubby can get $800,000 and a judge with a heart of stone?

Why aren’t we requiring our judges and attorneys to take a test for psychopathy before,during and after they take the oath of office?  We have that scientific test now, let’s use it before we destroy all morality and ethics from the Core Values of the US.

We say we are a church going nation, and the Divine Ones clearly demand love, mercy and grace, so why do we expect people with none of that to provide it?

Please put Larkin, Opryszek, Smart, Splitt first down to take the test. Then you can move on to the rest of the IARDC, then to the Judges, then to every attorney and doctor licensed in Illinois.

Crimes against humanity, the elderly and disabled must stop.  The time is now. A call for action and justification of the $20 million + budget of the ARDC is in order.  A call for justification of judges making $150,000 per year or more is in order. Clear the benches of the Daley Center and then move on to 220 S. Dearborn and the federal courts.

If a judge can’t cough up a tear, a bit of sympathy, compassion and understand s/he should not be sitting on the bench and the taxpayers paying for it.  It’s obscene.

Instead of psychiatrists Shaw, Rabin and Amdur declaring every wealthy senior incompetent because they don’t know the name of the President, etc., why are they testing the attorneys and judges in court first for being psychopaths and narcissists?  And then they can undergo the testing.

JoAnne

From Ken Ditkowsky–America must return to its Core Values

Tim,
I am proud to stand with you, and am proud to use my own name and likeness in advocating for a return to a justice system that we can be proud of and a rebirth of the ‘core’ values of America.      I have no intention of allowing anyone to deprive you, me, or any other citizen, including those who are elderly and/or disabled of our Constitutional Rights and liberties.     Indeed, it may not be politically correct to stand up and be counted when the elite political figures have determined that x or y is not on the approved list, but, if we intend to preserve the America that our forefathers gave us = and fought and died for – we have no choice.
It may be a racist thought to call a public official appointed by the dominant political party a racist because he bars an icon of the Civil Rights movement from an open hearing, and/or complains to the Supreme Court that a lawyer who has a dark hue to his skin is a ‘clear and present’ danger to public safety because he objects to a ‘white’ corrupt jurist.   The fact is the public official is the very model of a modern racist whether he has the seal of approval or not and his conduct is so reprehensible that seal of approval or not – he should be removed from all public funded programs.      Those who act in concert with him should also be removed.   (Yes, I am talking about Jerome Larkin and his lynch mob!)        Until the IARDC reverses it actions in regard to Attorney Amu and makes amends to Diane Nash they will not be able to sweep their perfidy under the rug.
America is a Nation of Laws.    We have a system in which we have sovereign States that are united in a Common Union.    Each state yielded to the Federal Government a portion of its sovereignty in an effort to better protect Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.   (These are the words the ‘compact’ uses).    To better protect the rights of individuals the First Ten Amendments to the Constitution were enacted (Bill of Rights).     Every State has as part of its Constitution a similar statement of core values.   In Illinois it is Article 1 of our Constitution.     The law and the Constitution apply to everyone including those persons who are old, infirm, disabled, and/or targeted by the political and judicial elite for isolation, abuse, exploitation, and finally involuntary assisted suicide.     The law also prohibits the politically ‘gifted’ from exercising their ‘clout!’       Mr. Larkin and those people he acts in concert with may have temporary immunity from the laws of the United States of America – but our job (and the job of all good citizens) is to induce law enforcement to bestow upon all the miscreants a healthy respect of Law and Order.     Quashing their avarice is a prime quest!
We have a smorgasbord of relevant and enforceable laws that are designed to protect you and me and all the other citizens including the elderly and the disabled.    The fact that miscreants such as Larkin and those he acts in concert with him have thwarted the application of these laws does not mean that they are not viable and/or are unenforceable.    They are!     For instances 320 ILCS 20/4 gives immunity to persons who report matters such as occurred in the Sykes and Gore cases from prosecution including disciplinary Actions.    735 ILCS 110/5 is a legislative statement that deplores exactly the actions that the Sykes and IARDC co-conspirators have taken.    The guardianship act 755 ILCS 5/11a – 1 et seq, and in particular 3b, and 10 make it very clear that situations like Sykes, Gore, et al cannot and should not occur.      On the Federal level 42 USCA 1983, 18 USCA 241, 242, 18 USCA 4, 18 USCA 375, 47 USCA 230 **** again outlaw the conduct of the miscreants and the IARDC.
Yes, the law is thwarted over and over again and the miscreants are handsomely paid with public money for their infamy.     Yes, the miscreants are wrongfully protected by the Courts, court agencies, law enforcement, elected officials and others in authority way too often.     Yes, government funds are used to support the miscreant’s War on the Elderly and the Disabled and yes it appears that government is ignoring one pernicious and unconscionable act after another.     Some of us think that our government is rotten to the core and we are surrounded by such corruption that the quest for honor, honesty and fair play is hopeless.     Many more of look at the scenario and believe that the situation is less extreme and given the right combination of events success in defeating the advocates of elder genocide is possible.         I am proud to be in the latter group and to lend my name to the efforts to act within the law to bring Jerome Larkin ***** and all who act in concert with him, including, the public officials in Florida, Ohio, California, **** who have made growing old a dangerous situation to Justice.
Previously on many occasions I have as a citizen demanded that law enforcement do an HONEST investigation of the entire elder cleansing scandal.      I’ve said (and meant it) – take nothing for granted, do not believe me or anyone else.   Examine the facts yourself.     If you find that the facts are as I am others have claimed, then bring the miscreants and all of them before the Bar of Justice.
Yes, I am aware that  Attorney Denison, Attorney Amu, ***** and I have all been prosecuted by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission and the Supreme Court of Illinois has found that this call for an HONEST investigation of the genocide, abuse, and exploitation of the elderly is so unethical that long multi=year suspensions are appropriate.       Yes, I am aware that a lawyer who has little clout who actually abuses or exploits the elderly and the disabled (and breaches his fiduciary relationship) is not considered a threat to the public safety and if punished at all get a slap on the wrist.
In my half century in the practice of law I’ve recognized corruption in the judiciary of Cook County, Illinois and have fought it when it arose to threaten the rights of my clients.      I dealt with some of the jurists who when to jail and/or had to resign because of the Operation Greylord scandal and I death with some of the jurists who escaped punishment.     I am coping with the corrupt jurists, judicial officials’ et al who are engaged in the current scandal and I will continue to fight under my own name and stead to address this corruption.    Certain First principles still prevail.
1)      American Democracy depends on an HONEST and independent judiciary.     What this means is that the trier of fact has to be not only knowledgeable, but willing to apply the facts to the law even if it is not politically correct.     Thus, if a Dred Scott decision were to come before the Court we are looking for a judge to stand up and say that the word “All” means all.    All includes people of color, people who are infirm, people who are old, people who are in our jurisdiction by accident etc.     This also means that we want a judge who is not afraid to disagree with both you and me and the very same time.     In addition we want a judge who will be so independent as to blaze a new trail if it is warranted by the facts and the law.
It should be noted that we have to first address issues of justice in the ‘lower courts’ as the Appellate process is limited and only in exceptional circumstances can one Court ‘second guess’ another.     The rationale is to obtain an independent, honest and knowledgeable decision the litigants are going to have to accept some decisions that they feel are wrong.      We want an honest judiciary and this means that some of the HONEST decisions will go against our position and have to be accepted by us.
In a perfect world there are no Judge Connors, Judge Stuarts, or similar judges who would overlook that lack of compliance with due process and the jurisdictional statutory compliances that occurred in the Mary Sykes case.      In a perfect world no judge would ever have allowed the miscreants to prospect for Gold in the mouth of a 90 year old citizen.
Even the Court order of a corrupt jurist means something.       When Judge Connors In the Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585  (Cook County) knowing she had no jurisdiction – because of the patent fact that 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 had been intentionally violated by the two guardian ad litem, the guardian and her respective attorneys in every way possible including obviating a hearing, service of summons, service of prior notice, denial of representation  entered an order finding Mary Sykes so incompetent to have every right and privilege forfeited that order was entitled to full faith and credit until it as properly addressed.     That order even though entered without the required hearing was still meaningful.      Yes, it was an inexcusable breach of the Judge’s duties and obligations, but, it was a governmental act.
It is also inexcusable that almost a decade has gone by and Law enforcement has allowed the miscreants to not only get away with their perfidy, but, they continue to ignore the law and reap the benefits of their disrespect for America’s core privilege.     So obscene is the scenario that  Larkin, the two guardians, the guardian, the attorney for the guardian and all who act in concert with them are even given immunity from paying the income taxes that all of the rest of us peons have to pay.      Watch the government allow Mary’s million dollar home (which was sold a judicial sale for a fraction of its value to a crony of the miscreants) be sold at capital gains rates by the thieves.        Watch as no one in government gets excited that another million dollars was stolen by Court appointed fiduciaries from a senior citizen and the appropriate taxes were never paid!     Then turn on the television and listen to the political sponsors of this modern terrorism decry the need for more taxes to be assessed against the public to pay for this very type of government.     No mention will be made that Larkin and his co-conspirators should have contributed as fair share of the deficit, if any.
2)      It takes strength of character to stand up to government and disciplinary commissions that have the power to take away law licenses.      It is no secret that Gloria Sykes employed a score of attorneys, and except for JoAnne Denison and myself every one of the attorneys has run to hide in the woods when the co-conspirators have called to threaten them.     One even turned on her to save his own skin and *****.       Pursuant to Attorney Rule 8.3 I have pointed out that Jerome Larkin, as his overt act in support of the Conspiracy of elder cleansing, has misused his office to attempt to silence both JoAnne and myself.     The Cynthia Farenga letter attaching the copy of the Probate Sharks blog (publishing the demand for an Honest investigation) is stark evidence of the unholy relationship between the miscreant lawyers, corrupt jurists, corrupt judicial officials and corrupt public officials.
3)        The money that is out there to thwart any attempt to rid the system of corruption is just short of incredible.      The tie in to the corrupt health care industry and its huge clout with the political community is a real force and can literally destroy careers.      Few political people will risk such an event.     The industry has major money to invest in candidates, reward its friends, and punish its enemies.   The 700 percent fraud sur charge that the industry charges all health care patients and payers funds a massive violation of civil rights.      I observed in the Brewer case how the nursing homes literally elected an alderman in Chicago.     The most qualified candidate had absolutely no chance even when he hired the most prestigious and most effective election helpers.       It did not even matter that the incumbent was unpopular and polls indicated little support beyond the party faithful.    Indeed,  No one was and is interested.   During the last election nursing homes transported their wards to polling places and made certain that each resident cast his/her vote for the “correct candidate.       Early voting, motor voting, absentee voting, and non-ID voting make certain that the nursing home operator (member of the cabal) can deliver the votes to the candidate of his choice.
The money was readily available to payoff all the opposition and anyone who might make a difference.    What is  very troubling is the fact that much of money is paid directly by the government to the miscreants.
The proceeds that we receive are meager.    The gratitude is microscopic.       The success is fleeting, but, it is labor of love to get the word out and for me to every day I write an “essay” that alerts others to the issues and tries to raise the questions that must be asked’      I could not induce Jerome Larkin to apologize to an Icon of the Civil Rights movement (Diane Nash) for what appeared to be his intentional violation of her civil rights. (He refused her admittance to a public proceeding!)      My personal failure is magnified as not a single media publication even mentioned the fact that a famous icon of the Civil Rights movement and promulgator of the Selma and Washington civil Rights movement was denied entry into a public hearing by Jerome Larkin.   Such is frustrating but it does give me another legitimate complaint that one day I hope will be recognized for what it is, to wit:     A repudiation of the Equal Rights doctrine by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and a clear and unequivocal statement of their rejection of the very oath that each attorney accepting employment as an attorney has taken.
I urge the near bankrupt governments to collect the income taxes legitimately due by each and every member of the conspiracy against the elderly and the disabled.      As the fiscal problems become more and more intense it is my hope that our government will govern with an eye toward EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW and not give special dispensations to the miscreants with clout who are preying on our elderly and disabled.   A good start would be to    MAKE JEROME LARKIN pay his Federal and State Income taxes in the same manner that government makes John and Mary Doe pay their taxes!

From Eliot Bernstein–his thoughts on the Barbara Stone case

Recently Barbara Stone was defaulted on a defamation case by Roy Lustig–but only after a Federal judge kicked the same case out of his courtroom in another jurisdiction.

A witness for Barbara Stone in another courtroom as a handicapped child and the judge, in retaliation took all rights from the mother, so she grabbed the child and left Florida.  Let’s pray for them to be safe.

This is Eliot’s response:

Yes Candice, attorneys are threatened when they speak up and write affidavits like Rochlin, Esq. stating Judge Genden threatened her to get off Barbara’s case and then who more bravely testified to same in a Federal Court only to get slapped with a bar complaint for doing the heroic and RIGHT thing as required by her attorney conduct codes.  She deserved it anyway for helping Barbara.  As for Patty who also wrote affidavit in support of Barbara and more important stating her mother’s plight first hand she should also be targeted and fired from the facility where she was giving Helen hope whilst visiting hell and so serves her right that her son is targeted for removal and torture at the hands of another of goons, bet ya saw that coming.  Then local counsel after seeing what happened to the first attorney then refuses to file further pleadings and thereby precluding you from representing Barbara who gets creamed with NO DUE PROCESS and all this sounds so predictable and kosher in our courts, we should all be proud we have such judicious courts.  And then, lest we not forget the judge who basically terrorizes you at the opening of a hearing for a mistake and threatens you repeatedly with big bad sanctions and a smack bottom baby and rudely interrupts your proceedings with your witnesses basically terrorizing them and silencing them with his compassion and kindness.  Oh yeah, let us not forget Judge Pearlman a true pearl of a judge who reviewed Barbara’s pleading and expressed sympathy and the need for Barbara to get protection for her whistleblowing and who was then filed on for disqualification by PIG ATTORNEY ROY LUSTIG, who was found guilty of FRAUD ON A COURT and LYING and more by the 3rd DCA and thus forced this lovely judge off the case, perhaps a gun went to her head or she was threatened from that Top Judge, ya know Labarga, who disbarred Barbara for her whistleblowing but she deserved it too as she was compassionate to Barbara and so stated on the record.

However, I am shocked you knew people would be targeted for trying to help Barbara, especially since that extortionary behavior is committed by JUDGES and ATTORNEYS who are torturing her mother and her.  And oh, by the way, these esteemed and honorable Judges and lawyers are PSYCHO KILLER CRIMINALS of a mob nature who deserve the respect of the people and Barbara because they are so dignified and act so above the law.  So in a corrupted court system with protection to the top of justice and down, well I guess the odds were good that everyone would cut bait and run from Barbara now that the heat is on, instead of facing sanctions or prison or more to help her, let’s just blame her and Patty and Rochlin.  I guess doing the right thing for Barbara will cost Patty the kid and everyone can say it was her fault for helping Barbara, she deserved it too and her kid.  Just like I have heard in these rants that its Barbara’s fault for speaking truth to power her way, in your FACE, won’t back down.  Or it’s her fault for her not being an obedient girl and playing by the dirty judge murdering her mother for greed, and even worse for her talking back to the judges and exposing them to the bar.  So I guess she had it coming and she should have her mother murdered for that and she should rot in prison and we can all say well her mother had it coming for Barbara’s acts and Barbara should have done what all the others here do and watch their loved ones killed and their families wealth stolen instead of rocking that apple cart or making the big bad judge mad.   Makes me wonder if those affidavits everyone says do nothing and showing up in court in support that everyone is too busy for may actually be having profound effect in Barbara’s case in showing how scary and dangerous these mobsters are and how they will retaliate against anyone in their way.  This is why they need to be put down like rabid dogs, as in criminally tried, convicted, fried and then stripped of all their ill-gotten gains.  Makes me think of what heroes all these people who stood in support of Barbara and did the right thing and did not cower like you and do not turn on her now but in fact yell louder and fighter harder at any cost and for that Patty is added to my HEROIC PATRIOTS, anyone else wanna join?  Now my question is who is not afraid to help Barbara and fear no evil or repercussion and be next up to be hunted by the judges and corrupted to the core lawyers (criminals disguised as lawyers who fear the light and exposure?

Anyone of the disbarred lawyers or lawyers in this rant want to help Patty Pro Bono on character, I know she needs it bad. eb

from Eliot Bernstein.

Please note, I constantly have to remind these victims who are terrorized by corrupt officials, judges and attorneys that they are NOT responsible for anyone’s evil or bad deeds.  As Sarah Barrielles says, “what good has silence ever done you?” and she wants us to speak the truth and be Brave too.

Too many victims feel guilty when they stand up to crooked judges, attorneys, a probate system, their idiot family members who shut up and look the other way in a feeble “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” manner that creates and fosters a code of silence.

Well, 18 USC sec 4 does not allow ANYONE to shut up when a string of felonies are being committed.  Many lawyers, in fact, recently have been proseucted by the feds for shutting up when they knew a crime was being committed and did not report it. (Note the atty disciplinary boards and esp. Jerome Larkin in Illinois loves it when lawyers shut up when they see a string of felonies in probate.  It seems this is the real definition of “probate exception”–let judges and attorneys steal and abuse and do nothing.

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 USC sec 4

I and this blog continually relay information concerning the corruption in US governement with a string of emails to the FBI.  You too can send along your concerns to: askdoj@usdoj.gov or get the local FBI office email for a particular dept. by calling them. You should be able to get an email to court corruption and to civil rights.  If you are a victim, go there with a list of the statutes violated and demand to file a complaint and don’t leave until you get a complaint number.  That complaint number will give you victim’s rights.  It might be worthwhile to hire a lawyer to draft up a criminal complaint to hand to the FBI so all they have to do is investigate and then file with your affidavit or declaration the statements are true.

thanks

joanne

from Candice Schwager:

If I ever had a question about Barbara Stone’s case I’d say the Defendants have cleared it up. My witnesses have been threatened and retaliated against for testifying and to keep them from helping Barbara. Her criminal lawyer was 2000 miles away the day before a critical hearing and told me he was withdrawing immediately. Deborah Rochlins law license was threatened after the judge called her cell. And the day before my federal court hearing everyone left the state on vacation to Alaska and far away destinations. Now a witness has been told they’re taking her son but won’t say where. My local counsel refused to file my pleadings and told me her office was closed down for medical emergency indefinitely