From Ken Ditkowsky–Ferreting out corruption in the courts

Subject: Re: [JudicialMisconduct] Fwd: Petition to Reinstate Law License and Notice of Claim for Damages against IARDC – Corrected Version
Date: Mar 24, 2017 1:48 PM
Ferreting out corrupt judges is NOT a task for the faint hearted.
With title records now on-line in many jurisdictions it is now relatively easy from the computer literate to find out where a particular judge resides, see how the title to his/her home is listed, and review the various transactions that have been placed of record.    Indeed, it is not that difficult to even ascertain the moderately hidden transactions in the spouse’s or children’s names. However, the task becomes a little more sophisticated when devices such as Land trusts and corporations are used as conduits for extra – circular remunerations.
In the blogs Probate Sharks, MaryGSykes and a bunch of others Janet Phelan’s investigations are chronicled as she unmasked a number of jurists.   Others also have done fantastic work in exposing the criminals in black robes; however,  no device designed by the criminals is exclusive or not available for usage.   In fact that only way to ascertain if the judge hearing your case is ‘wired’ or ‘fixed’ is to observe the Court record, his/her rulings and the final result.    Even then, a really clever jurists can avoid detection.
My baptism came in the Mary Sykes 09 P 4585.    Yes, in my five decades in the practice of law and thousands of files I was well aware of some shady and illegal practices by certain judges that forfeited rights of my clients.   In most of these cases I had to grin and bear it, but in Sykes the attorney for the guardian and the two guardian ad litem tried to intimidate me and stop me for representing my clients.   My wife was shocked by the content of the telephone calls I received from one of the guardian ad litem and the attorney for the guardian.   I laughed the calls off, and made a telephone call for a friend who was a former Federal Special agent.
What I did not realize at the time was the cancer that had become metastatic.   As you are aware the intimidation failed and no one has shut me up as of yet.   What has not happened however is that I have not been successful in 1) obtaining an acceptable result for my clients and other persons similarly situated, and 2) the miscreants who systematically dehumanized Mary Sykes and redistributed her 3 million dollars in life savings to their own accounts have not been forced to return the booty!   In fact these miscreants continue in their dehumanization and redistribution activities almost without interruption. 
It is a given that not one of the miscreants is committing his portion of the 18 USCA 371 conspiracy innocently or as a charity.   From my vantage point even though the State of Illinois is on the verge of Bankruptcy the Illinois Department of Revenue has little, if any, interest in collecting the taxes, interest or penalties that need to be assessed.   The mere call for an HONEST INVESTIGATION however causes the public funds to be drawn upon without limitation so that the miscreants (Political and Judicial elite) are fully protected.
It is given that public figures such as Jerome Larkin, the administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission did not file patently false disciplinary pleadings because he really believes that exposing judicial corruption is akin to “yelling fire in a crowded theater!”    No one believes that Judge Connors ignored the mandatory judicial duties required by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 because she never read the statute which she administered for 12 years!   (On page 91 of her evidence deposition she admitted that her decisions were pre-determined i.e. wired – so it was no surprise to obtain a letter from the Sheriff of Cook County that disclosed that no summons was ever served by his office on Mary Sykes).
As we all get old and every individual reading this e-mail could be subjected to the very same elder cleansing as Mary Sykes, Alice Gore, Carolyn Wyman ******  how do we or our loved one know what is in fact happening.    How do we convince Law Enforcement to protect us from the cancer of elder cleansing and the WAR AGAINST THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED that Larkin and his co-conspirators are successfully waging?
In this battle each of us may be called on the fight, the honest political class also has a stake.   The President of the United States – if he desires to actually provide health care to America – must address this cancer.    The theft committed by the Warriors who are promulgating this War against us (the elderly, the potential elderly and the disabled) are well funded and in the case of Philip Esformes stole a billion dollars from the Medicare Program.   In the many other Philip Esformes like case hundreds of billions of dollars have been stolen from the USA.     Private savings of people such as Mary Sykes have also been stolen and not recovered.   Hell – even the gold in your teeth is not safe.
The criminals that we are all fighting are not dumb bunnies too stupid to get out of the rain – they occupy positions of trust and confidence that we pay huge sums in taxes and other remunerations to protect us.    The IARDC which Larkin administers obtains millions of dollars to protect the public from corrupt lawyers; however, when Seth Gillman stole millions of dollars from Hospice care patents (and the government) the IARDC was totally disinterested.   In fact it did not become interested until the ‘word on the street’ revealed that Gillman was co-operating with the United States of America.   Immediately the IARDC under Larkin’s administration sought and obtained from the Illinois Supreme Court an interim suspension of Gillamn’s law license.    
JoAnn Denison exposed corruption in her blog MARYGSYKES and not only did Larkin overtly violate Illinois Law (by hiring a vulnerable and unlicensed court reporter) but he has yet to “fess up” to his action, but has continued in attempting to silence Attorney Denison.
All who fight corruption in the courts had better not be of faint-heart!   Many in the health care industry and in government agencies have vested interests that you are fighting.  They cannot afford honest Courts!   An honest judge would have dismissed the Petition for a Guardianship of Mary Sykes in August 2009 when the petitioner could not obtain a physician to testify that Mary Sykes was incompetent.   As Mary had not been properly served with summons dismissal for want of prosecution would have been appropriate.   But Judge Connors was in the pocket! (see page 91 of her evidence deposition!).    Two guardian ad litem were in the ‘pocket!’   exactly why there had to be two guardian ad litem for an elderly woman who was obvious competent is still a mystery – except that the attorney for the petitioner seeking to be guardian appears to have a bit of clout!.    
JoAnne Denison and I both protested – the protest was not met with favor – the idea of an HONEST INVESTIGATION was so outrageous that hundreds of thousands of dollars of STate of Illinois money was spent to attempt to silence both of us and all those citizens who feel aggreived.
The admission of Justice Maureen Connors is unusual.   Most judges (corrupt and not corrupt) know that the first obligation of a judge is determine if jurisdiction is had.   Connors was aware that she had no jurisdiction – she did not care as she knew she was covered.
It is exactly Connor’s knowledge that her pernicious breach of trust is totally protected that make any real inquiry into just how the remunerations are received by the miscreants at best guesswork or at worse not for public knowledge except by procrustean efforts – some of which might be hazardous.   For this reason we desperately need President Trump to take a lead and direct the Attorney General of the United States to do an HONEST and comprehensive investigation of the elder cleansing that is the ISIS terrorism associated with the WAR ON THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED.

From: kenneth ditkowsky <>

Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [JudicialMisconduct] Fwd: Petition to Reinstate Law License and Notice of Claim for Damages against IARDC – Corrected Version

If anyone needs to be reminded that Jim Crow is alive and well in Illinois, the Lanre Amu case is a clear case.    The record in the Amu case suggests that Amu’s crime was having a dark skin.   This conclusion is bolstered by the outrageous treatment of Diane Nash by the Larkin IARDC conspiracy.    Ms. Nash was barred from a hearing room in which a kangaroo hearing as to JoAnne Denison was being heard.   Ms. Nash (a civil rights icon) was the only person who was not admitted. There was a empty seat right next to me (I was observing and seated right next to Attorney Amu).    I known there was no mistake to the denial of allowing Ms. Nash to attend as I personally wrote the IARDC administrator (by e-mail) and requested an apology to Ms. Nash.   To date not even the usual insincere apology has no been forthcoming.
Mr. Amu’s petition is attached along with the article from Crain’s Chicago Business.    
The maltreatment of Mr. Amu was clearly gross violation of the decency expected by Americans from their government.  Exactly how the United States of America and the State of Illinois can tolerate the outrage that Jerome Larkin and the Illinois judicial system have done to Mr. Amu is a mystery.   How such conduct on the part of public officials can be condoned is also a mystery.
I join with Mr. Amu in demanding an HONEST INVESTIGATION and I go one step further – I demand that if an HONEST INVESTIGATION finds that the allegations of Mr. Amu are accurate that a grand jury be impaneled and that every attorney associated with the prosecution against Mr. Amu who did not speak up against the civil rights violations perpetrated against Mr. Amu be subject to severe professional disciple. There is no place in the Courts of Illinois for racism!    Mr. Larkin in allegedly perpetuating it and JIM CROW has breached his public trust.    (As has every attorney involved in the Amu case!) 

From: ”Lanre O. Amu’ via JudicialMisconduct <>

Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:25 PM
Subject: [JudicialMisconduct] Fwd: Petition to Reinstate Law License and Notice of Claim for Damages against IARDC – Corrected Version

‘Lanre O. Amu, P.E. (Illinois ’89), B.C.E. (U of MN, ’84), M.S.C.E. ( U of MN, ’86 ), M.B.A. (UIC, ’89), J.D. (1995)
0909 301 3007   0815 781 6971
—–Original Message—–
From: ‘Lanre O. Amu <>
To: kgjablonski <>; jjgrogan <>
Sent: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Subject: Petition to Reinstate Law License and Notice of Claim for Damages against IARDC – Corrected Version

Attention: IARDC  (Corrected for Typographical errors)


‘Lanre O. Amu, P.E. (Illinois ’89), B.C.E. (U of MN, ’84), M.S.C.E. ( U of MN, ’86 ), M.B.A. (UIC, ’89), J.D. (1995)
0909 301 3007   0815 781 6971

Tonight–Live on Cooper’s Corner Cable TV show–discussions on 4 Horror Story in the Court Books–Carmen Tozzo, Carol Wyman, Mike Larsen’s Book and American Nightmare



Here is the link to the show:

And we are still looking for 3 little girls (now in their teens) who were human trafficked and raped by a Monster as young as age two.  Their names are Layla, Emily and Annie Thomas. Two are twins. They are reported to be in Texas but could be anywhere.  If you know of where they are, please contact me immediately. There is a grandma looking for them, the biological mother has taken drugs and let the girls be sold to men for sex. The grand mother wants the girls back, safe and sound.

The books:

Each of these books was discussed on the show and how a corrupt court system allowed extremely vulnerable citizens–three young girls and two elderly women, so suffer through horrors propagated by the US court system.

We will be doing a follow up show next week and hope to have some of the authors on the show.

These are important topics today that can affect everyone in the US–allowing children to be raped in Kankakee and the police and court are in on it (the girls see police officer cars in front of their home when men come to have sex with them for cash), and guardianship court where seniors are forced into locked down nursing homes where they are abused and their estates drained.


Demand from Lanre Amu to Jerome Larkin–reinstate my license and pay $35 million in damages!

As you all are well aware, Mr. Amu had a trial by the ARDC that was totally devoid of due process.  No judges showed up that he could cross examine on all their perfidy and corruption, yet Mr. Amu was accused of making “false statements” against judges.

Here is the link to the original document:

The most inane part of all of this is that if you Google Lanre Amu, you will see his decision in which the ARDC finds him guilty (as they did Ken and myself) of making “false statements” regarding judges, and then right below it is an article on Judge Lynn Egan in which Crain’s Chicago business did an investigative report on exactly what Mr. Amu claimed as corruption–and more. (Amu was appearing before Judge Lynn Egan not knowing that her brother’s law firm was his opponents, appearing on cases–and winning, not surprisingly. When he found out he was furious and accused her of engaging in corruption. Jerome Larkin and the ARDC said Amu was lying, Crain’s Chicago Business said that Egan was corrupt, making Larkin a liar.  There has been no retraction of that article, but more–Judge Egan sits on the board of corporations which appeared before her.  Those corporations subsequently removed her for her corruption and apologized to the public.  No apology ever emanates from the judges accused of corruption and/or the ARDC, their protectorate.)

With that in mind, read on.

B.C.E., M.S.C.E., P.E., M.B.A., J.D.
Engineering, Business, Law & Media
B.C.E. (UMN,’84), M.S.C.E. (UMN, ’86), M.B.A. (UIC,’89), J.D.(’95)
Address: Plot No. 30, Kugbo, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria
Telephone: 0909 301 3007; 0815 781 6971 Email:
March 21, 2017
Attention: Mr. Jerome Larkin, Administrator
Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
130 East Randolph Drive, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6219
Clerk Email:
Chief Counsel Email:
In re: Petition to Reinstate Law License and Notice of Claim of ’Lanre O. Amu
against the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission,
(IARDC), an Agency of the Illinois State Government.
Dear Mr. Jerome Larkin:
1. Attached is my Notice of Claim against the Illinois Attorney Registration and
Disciplinary Commission (IARDC), an Agency of the Illinois State
Government. (See In re: Lanre O. Amu, 2011 PR00106)
2. I hereby demand (i) $35 Million Dollars ($35,000,000.00) in damages for the
crimes perpetrated against me by Messrs. Roberto Verrando and Steven Splitt,
(ii) I also demand the immediate and the unconditional reinstatement of my law
license which was wrongfully suspended, and (iii) I also demand a letter of
apology for the wrongs and damages visited upon me for no just cause.
3. Motivated primarily by xenophobia, IARDC, an institution of government, was
used in a highly sophisticated way to undermine the effective Administration of
Justice in the Courts in my matters and as a result I sustained serious damages.
My reputation, and properties, including a 16 year legal practice Firm were
destroyed. I was dispossessed in America because of my Race (Black) and my
When the Truth which has so far been covered up is finally unearthed, I will be
vindicated. I estimate that a thorough investigation of this matter will take the
US government, including the FBI and the US Department of Justice,
approximately 48 official hours.
4. The sophisticated xenophobic crimes perpetrated against me in Illinois
involved the use of an institution of State government, i.e., the IARDC, under
the pretext of a disciplinary proceedings against me. The entire “faceless”
proceeding initiated against me through the IARDC was a sham ab initio and
the undisclosed perpetrators knew it. The charges brought against me were
non-existent and false; and the prosecutions of those charges through the
institutions for Administration of Justice and the Courts were perverted. The
objective was to dispossess and liquidate me because I am a foreigner who
posed a threat to their ability to continue the status quo wrongdoing to many
African-immigrants whom I represented in the Courts of Illinois. I was tagged
a foreigner in America, the land of immigrants, even though I had lived my
entire adult life between the ages of 21 and 54 in the United States of America
without a single blemish on my record or reputation prior to this experience.
5. The spirit and the letter of American law, including the Bill of Rights,
specifically the First Amendment, the Due Process Clause and the Equal
Protection Clause of the Fourteen Amendment, to the US Constitution protect
me from these violations. So far, the whole matter has been swept under the
carpet by those who do not respect the spirit of the American law when it
comes to applying existing laws to immigrants like me. With this Notice of
Claim, at issue is whether the US government itself will now own up to its
responsibility to uphold my rights under American laws. It is my hope and
prayer that your office will appreciate the magnitude of what happened here,
recognize its responsibility to take up my cause to the highest level of the US
Government, and uphold my rights under the letter and the spirit of American
6. The fortunate aspect of all of these is that the evidence of the crime
perpetrated against me is not destructible. Truth crushed to earth shall rise
again. The evidence of the crimes perpetrated against me in Illinois is there
even tomorrow. The evidence is simply waiting to be unearthed by a Honest
and Transparent investigation.
7. It is rather ironic that the US which prides itself in sending delegates and
emissaries to countries in Africa to lecture, teach, and preach about global
peace, justice, anti-terrorism, mutual cooperation, security, capacity building,
technical assistance, development, anti-corruption, transparency, good
governance, etc., will harbor these vices against some African-immigrants
within its own borders, and that the mainstream US Media will simply not
report these violations. We are hopeful that when the US is confronted with
the evidence of the institutional wrongdoing and corruption within its own
borders in this case, the US will make amends and act consistent with what it
lectures, teaches and preaches in Africa.
8. The system for Administration of Justice, i.e., the Court is the last hope of the
common man. When that governmental institution is hijacked and perverted in
the US against some vulnerable African-immigrants because of xenophobia as
in this case, lives can be destroyed and properties taken away without due
compensation. Worst still, none of these will be reported in the mainstream
Media in the United States in a conspiracy and/or culture of silence in face of
atrocities against a vulnerable group of immigrants.
9. I write this conscious of the fact that the primary duty of Government, any
government, is to protect lives and properties.
10. The issues in my case include:
10.1 How can a lawyer’s professional license (mine) and means of
livelihood be suspended for three (3) years without any person
testifying to any wrongdoing by that lawyer (me) as was done to me
in Illinois on August 6, 2013?
10.2 How can a tribunal make a finding that I a lawyer made a false
statement of material fact concerning the integrity of Judge Lynn
Egan in relation to her brother’s law firm Pretzel & Stouffer’s1
1 One of the owners of the Pretzel & Stouffer Firm is Matthew Egan, the brother of
Judge Lynn Egan. Pretzel & Stouffer secured a verdict in excess of $ 385 Million
conflicted representation when there is no evidence of a false
statement in the record of proceedings, and when in fact the objective
evidence in the record of proceedings supports a finding that Judge
Lynn Egan and the law firm of Pretzel & Stouffer engaged in ethical
lapses in violation of the Cannon of Judicial Ethics Judge Egan swore
to abide by when she was made a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook
10.3 In light of the Crain Chicago Business’ investigation published in
their newspapers on March 1, 2014 and April 4, 2014, almost a year
after my suspension, exposing ethical lapses by Judge Lynn Egan and
her brother’s law firm, Pretzel & Stouffer, an independent
investigation that mirrors “on all fours” my written complaint
between 2009 and 2011 against Judge Lynn Egan and her brother’s
law firm, Pretzel & Stouffer, how can my suspension for making a
false statement of material fact in my written complaint against Judge
Egan stand?
10.4 Why was I subjected to a different trial than similarly situated
Caucasian lawyers charged with similar offenses I was charged with?
10.5 Why was I subjected to a harsher sentence (given 3 years actual
suspension) while similarly situated Caucasian lawyers actually found
guilty of similar charges were given just 60 days suspended sentence
with minimal or no interruption in their legal practice, when in fact I
am not even guilty of the false charges leveled against me? (Please
see IARDC Cases: In re Brian Keith Sides, 11 PR 0144 and In Re John
N. Dore, 07 CH 0122)
10.6 Why is it that similarly placed Caucasian lawyers charged with
similar offences were allowed to defend themselves by having the
judges and/or lawyers involved testify under Oath concerning the
Dollars for its client Citgo in the Circuit Court of Cook County in 2006. Citgo is an
interested or material party in the case that I brought in which Matthew Egan’s law
firm of Pretzel & Stouffer defended and Judge Lynn Egan who is Matthew Egan’s
brother presided prior to the undisclosed relationship between the presiding judge
Lynn Egan and the defense law firm Pretzel & Stouffer come to light causing me to
file a formal written complaint against Judge Lynn Egan. This complaint resulted in
my three (3) year suspension from the practice of law in Illinois which is the subject
of the Claim I am now making here.
charges, and I was denied that right of self defense and simply found
guilty without any evidence. (Please see IARDC Cases: In re Brian
Keith Sides, 11 PR 0144 and In Re John N. Dore, 07 CH 0122)
11. Honest answers to issues 10.1 to 10.6 above is at the heart of a fair resolution
of this claim.
12. After 34 years of exemplary life in the United States, it is a gross violation of
my Civil Rights and my Human rights to be subjected to this humiliating
treatment in America, some 50 years after the Civil Rights Act that affirmatively
prohibits such behavior by government and its institutions in the United States.
13. I pray that you give this matter the level of seriousness that it deserves, and I
look forward to hearing from you on the way forward in this matter.
14. Thank you very much for your cooperation and God Bless.
Very truly yours,
’Lanre O. Amu
+1 234 (0) 909 301 3007
‘Lanre O. Amu
B.C.E., M.S.C.E., P.E., M.B.A., J.D.
Engineering, Business, Law & Media
B.C.E. (UMN,’84), M.S.C.E. (UMN, ’86), M.B.A. (UIC,’89), J.D.(’95)
March 20, 2017
Notice of Claim for Damages and Injury Sustained as a Result of Xenophobia,
Race and National Origin Discrimination in Illinois, the United States
1. The U.S. or Illinois Agency to Which this Claim is Directed:
Mr. Jerome Larkin,
The Administrator
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC)
130 East Randolph Drive, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6219
Telephone Number: +1-312-565-2600
Clerk Email:
Chief Counsel Email:
2. The Full Name of the Claimant:
’Lanre O. Amu, B.C.E. (U of Mn, ’84), M.S.C.E. (U of Mn, ’86), P.E. (Illinois
’89), M.B.A. (UIC, ’89), J.D. (John Marshall Law School, 1995)
3. The Current Address of the Claimant
Plot No. 30, Kugbo, Abuja, FCT
4. Current Phone Number of the Claimant:
+234 (0) 909-301-3007
5. Email Address of the Claimant
6. Date of Birth of the Claimant:
August 1, 1961
7. Date of the Incident or Period of the Incident:
From August 6, 2013 to the Present time.
8. Basis of Claim, Alleged Wrongdoing, and/or Explanation of What
8.1 Official Corruption of the Administration of Justice against the Claimant
because of Xenophobia, Race (Black) and National Origin (Nigeria)
Discrimination. Specifically, Messrs. Robert Verrando and Steven Splitt,
officials of the IARDC knowingly brought and prosecuted false charges against
me in my capacity as a professional lawyer in Illinois after I made written
complaints which exposed judicial corruption in the Illinois Court proceedings
I handled on behalf of four African-Immigrant Clients. These officials of the
IARDC manipulated the Administration of Justice to work a conviction against
me without any evidence whatsoever to support the charges they made against
me. They accomplished these by simply disregarding my Constitutional Rights
to be given a fair and impartial trial according to the Due Proceedings laid
down for the Administration of Justice and because I am seen as a foreigner
nobody in the system for Administration of Justice raised an eye brow or took
steps to prevent or correct the Human Rights Violations against me.
8.2 What I have described here is sophisticated white collar crime by
officials who knew the workings of system for Administration of Justice in
Illinois and the United States of America inside out.
8.3 Through the manipulation of the system for Administration of Justice,
they secured a conviction that I made false statement concerning the integrity
of a judge and that I made false statement to a tribunal. But till today, there is
no evidence of any false statement by me in the record to back up the
conviction they secured illegally.
8.4 As fortune will have it, about a year after I was suspended for three (3)
years from the practice of law for allegedly making a false statement concerning
the integrity of Judge Lynn Egan, a major independent newspaper in Illinois,
the Crain Chicago Newspaper corroborated “on all fours” the very complaint I
had made which the IARDC officials Messrs. Robert Verrando and Steven
Splitt had knowingly rubbished as a lie. And to make matters worse, the
Justices of the matter bought the false, corrupt, and perverted arguments of
Messrs. Verrando and Steven that I made false statement hook, line, and sinker
in a conspiracy to violate my Human Rights, silent me, and get rid of me. The
Crain Chicago Business Newspaper expose is clear irrefutable independent
evidence that I did not make any false statement and that the government
officials prosecuting and persecuting me are the ones making false statements
against me, and perverting the very justice they were Sworn under Oath before
God and Man to uphold in their drive to eliminate me.
Briefly Describe the Nature and Extent of the Damage:
My 16 year legal practice was abruptly brought to a halt, and my legal aid and
assistant thrown out of work causing catastrophic financial losses. I was
humiliated and dehumanized. Severe harm was done to my reputation as a
person of honesty and good character. I felt unfairly labelled as a liar in my
profession, and stigmatized. I began to fear for my safety. This is shocking and
a bitter experience in a country I have lived for 34 years out of 54 years of life.
9. Amount of Claim/Damages:
I am now asking to be made whole from the damages and injuries I have
sustained as a result of this incident. I claim damages against the Illinois
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) in the sum of
$35 Million Dollars. [Thirty Five Million Dollars], and the unconditional
reinstatement of my law license which was corruptly and unlawfully suspended
on August 6, 2013 because of Xenophobia, Race (Black) and National Origin
(Nigeria) Discrimination.
10. Names, Address and Telephone Number of all Officials having
knowledge of this Incident:
Robert Verrando, Steven Splitt, James J. Grogan, and Kenneth Jablonski. They
are all officials of the IARDC. Address is listed in 1.0 above.
11. Please attach documents that support the allegations of the Claim
The enclosed investigative newspaper articles by Crain Chicago Business
independently corroborates my complaints “on all fours” against judicial
corruption which Messrs. Verrando and Splitt hid in my case as they
prosecuted and persecuted me for making false statements. The Article is 100%
proof that I did not make any false statement concerning the integrity of Judge
Lynn Egan, her brother Matthew Egan or his law Firm Pretzel and Stouffer. In
addition, there is no evidence whatsoever to back up the conviction they
secured against me.
12. Additional Comments:
I was a First Class [equivalent] Civil Engineering Graduate of the Institute of
Technology at the University of Minnesota in 1984. I am an asset to Nigeria,
the United States and Humanity at large. Because of my phenomenal rise in my
profession as a lawyer, I was seen by my prosecutors as a threat who needed to
be eliminated and that as a foreigner who took American jobs. So they plotted
against me by bringing false charges so as to destroy my thriving legal practice
and means of livelihood. By corrupting the system for Administration of
Justice against me, they frustrated my ability to seek relief through the normal
workings of the Courts in America. They use the Administration of Justice
apparatus to frustrate my right to a fair hearing in the Courts because I am a
foreigner. Access to be able to secure any form of justice through the normal
workings of the Administration of Justice system in American Courts was
closed to me because of Xenophobia, Race (Black) and National Origin
(Nigeria) Discrimination. This even though I have lived continuously in
America without any blemish on my record for 34 years. An honest,
transparent, and impartial investigation of this Claim will substantiate
everything I have stated here.
USA: Under penalties as provided by law pursuant to the Illinois Code of Civil
Procedure, 735 ILCS 5/109, the undersigned certifies that the statements set forth in
this Notice of Claim are True and Correct, except as to matters therein stated to be
on information and belief, and as to such matters therein stated the undersigned
certifies as aforesaid that s/he verily believes the same to be true.
Nigeria: I, ’Lanre O. Amu, do hereby Solemnly Affirm by Almighty God that this is
my name and that the facts Deposed to by me in this Notice of Claim are the Truth,
the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth.
Signature of Claimant Date
‘Lanre O. Amu March 20, 2017
March 01, 2014
Judge sits on hospital board while her
brother represents it in court
By Kristen Schorsch and Andrew L. Wang
For at least 15 years, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Lynn Egan has sat on the boards
governing a south suburban hospital while it regularly has hired her brother’s law firm.
Chicago-based Pretzel & Stouffer has represented Palos Community Hospital in almost half of the 170 cases involving the hospital filed over that period in the law division of the circuit court, according to a Crain’s review of court records. From 2011 to 2013, Matthew Egan, a partner in the firm, represented Palos in at least 15 cases before his sister’s judicial colleagues, most of them involving medical malpractice or personal injury.
The nonprofit hospital did not disclose the financial relationship with Mr. Egan in forms filed with the IRS between 1999 and 2011, the latest year for which records are publicly available. It did disclose a separate sibling relationship: payments totaling nearly $56,000 to the sister of its former CEO in 2011. In a response to questions from Crain’s, the hospital says it plans to review its procedures. “As it pertains to contracted legal services, we believe all of the required board disclosures have been made,” Palos board Chairman Edward Mulcahy says in a statement. “However, as a precaution, we will again review our internal processes.” Mr. Mulcahy says the administration, not board members, hire vendors.
The independent, 362-bed community hospital in Palos Heights is in the midst of a leadership shakeup. After roughly 30 years under CEO Sister Margaret Wright, who retired in 2013, the board hired Edgardo Tenreiro, chief operating officer at a Baton Rouge, La., hospital system. But with no public explanation, he departed three weeks ago after less than three months on the job.
Greg Paetow, a board member for three years, says he quit for “personal reasons” on Feb. 12, the same day Mr. Tenreiro left. A second person on the 12-member hospital board also resigned in February, as did Thomas Barcelona, chairman of the board of parent company St. George Corp., which solicits donations for the hospital.
Ms. Egan (at right), who also serves on St. George’s board and is on the Palos hospital board’s executive committee, says she disclosed Mr. Egan’s representation of Palos on an annual conflict statement available to the hospital’s auditors and tax preparers.
“I believe that I have performed my service as a jurist and volunteer PCH board member in a responsible and ethical manner,” she says in a statement. “Any suggestion to the contrary is false.”
Ms. Egan did not respond to a request to provide the document. Disclosure statements she filed with the Illinois Supreme Court from 2011 to 2013 do not mention her brother or his law firm.
Mr. Egan says in an email that “no attorney in our firm has ever appeared before Judge Egan in any matter on behalf of Palos Community Hospital.” Notions of a potential conflict of interest are “false, indeed reckless,” he adds.
Even if Pretzel & Stouffer were the best firm for the job, experts say the lack of transparency raises questions.
“I would think in this case you would want to bend over backwards to disclose the conflict to make sure no one makes assumptions,” says David Becher, an associate professor of finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia. quote|David Becher, professor, Drexel University I would think in this case you would want to bend over backwards to disclose the conflict to make sure no one makes assumptions.
During Ms. Egan’s tenure on the board, Pretzel & Stouffer has been named only once in the
hospital’s available tax returns, as one of the five highest-paid vendors in 2002, making about $163,000. Nonprofits generally must disclose employees who are board members’ relatives if they make more than $10,000 a year, says David Lowenthal, a Chicago-based senior manager at accounting firm Plante & Moran PLLC.
The hospital has disclosed the compensation of board members Thomas Courtney, a lawyer who processes third-party liens for patient bills; Dr. Mark Sinibaldi, the medical director of the psychiatric unit; and Ms. Wright’s sister, who also worked at the hospital.
Having Ms. Egan and fellow law division Judge Deborah Dooling on the hospital board raises other questions. The Illinois Supreme Court’s Code of Judicial Conduct allows judges to serve on charitable boards so long as the service doesn’t interfere with their duties.
The code, however, warns that a judge should not serve if the organization is “regularly engaged in adversary proceedings in any court” and singles out hospitals as a potential trouble spot.
Ms. Egan says she “carefully considered whether my service on the board was permissible” and, after consulting the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee, concluded there was no issue. Ms. Dooling did not return messages.
One past chair of the ethics committee says he would caution judges against serving on a hospital board because hospitals are frequently named in malpractice litigation.
“The fact that Dooling and Egan sit in the law division makes it more obvious that they should not be on the board,” says Warren Lupel, special counsel at Chicago firm Much Shelist PC. “If (cases are) frequent, it’s ‘regularly engaged,’ and certainly for a hospital, it is frequent.”

Andis Robeznieks Reporter about a year ago
RT @kschorsch: .@CookCntyCourt judge sits on @Palos_Hospital board while
brother defends hospital in court.
Kristen Schorsch Reporter about a year ago
.@CookCntyCourt judge sits on @Palos_Hospital board while brother defends
hospital in court.
Paul Merrion Journalist about a year ago
Judge sits on hospital board while her brother represents it in court
@CrainsChicago #chicago #twill…
Kristen Schorsch Reporter about a year ago
.@Palos_Hospital to review protocol for hiring legal services after @andrewwang13
and I question family affair.
Kristen Schorsch Reporter about a year ago
Family affair @Palos_Hospital. @CookCntyCourt judge on board while brother
defends Palos in court. @andrewwang13
Peter Frost Food, Beverage and Dining Reporter about a year ago
RT @andrewwang13: At @Palos_Hospital, it’s a family affair. Via me and
@kschorsch.… @CrainsChicago
Andrew Wang Journalist about a year ago
At @Palos_Hospital, it’s a family affair. Via me and @kschorsch.… @CrainsChicago
Judge Lynn Egan sits on Palos hospital board while brother represents it in Circuit

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Cook County Judge Resigns from Palos
Community Hospital Boards
A Cook County Circuit judge has relinquished her role on
two leadership roles for Palos Community Hospital.
By Lauren Traut (Patch Staff) – April 7, 2014 2:01 am ET
A Cook County Circuit Judge who also sat on boards that oversee Palos Community Hospital has resigned, after revelations that the hospital regularly used her brother’s law firm. Officials confirmed Friday that Judge Lynn Egan had stepped down from her roles on two boards, Crain’s Chicago reports.
Egan’s involvement with the hospital’s leadership spans 15 years, Crain’s reports. Her brother, Matthew Egan, is a partner in the Chicago-based law firm Pretzel & Stouffer. According to Crain’s, Matthew Egan “represented Palos in at least 15 cases before his sister’s judicial colleagues, most of them involving medical malpractice or personal injury.” Egan maintains that she disclosed her brother’s representation of Palos in an annual conflict statement available to hospital auditors and tax preparers. Crain’s reports that the hospital did not disclose the financial relationship with Matthew Egan in the hospital’s tax filings between 1999 and 2011.
Her resignation is the sixth since the abrupt departure of CEO Edgardo Tenreiro in February. Other recent resignations include board members Carole Ruzich and Thomas Courtney. Ruzich sat on the board of the hospital’s parent company St. George Corp., and Courtney was one of 12 on the hospital’s board, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. Ruzich also serves as a trustee for the Village of Orland Park.
Palos hospital Fitch ratings outlook slips from ‘stable’ condition after resignations
 10 Apr 2014 02:41
 Written by Tim Hadac
The ongoing exodus of members of the governing board of Palos Community Hospital and its parent, the St. George Corp., has apparently prompted the Fitch credit ratings agency to frown upon the Palos Heights medical institution.
Crain’s Chicago Business reported last Tuesday that Fitch has changed its ratings outlook for the hospital from “stable” to “negative” and “warned of a potential downgrade” due to in part due to “instability at the governance and management level.”
“The recent resignation of five parent board and hospital board members coupled with the Feb. 12 resignation of the former CEO, Edgardo Tenreiro, raises concern about the stability and direction of the organization as it attempts to improve operating performance and complete its campus project,” the Fitch report said.
On the other hand, the Fitch assessment, issued April 1, noted that the hospital has “significant balance-sheet strength” and “robust liquidity” that serves as a buffer against its weaker than anticipated financial performance. Fitch Ratings is one of the “Big Three” credit rating agencies.
The exodus continued late last week, with the resignation of Lynn Egan, a Cook County Circuit Court judge.
Egan had served on both the hospital board and its St. George Corp. counterpart.
She departed in the wake of disclosures by Crain’s Chicago Business that the hospital had hired her brother’s law firm and that the hospital “did not disclose the financial relationship with Ms. Egan’s brother, Matthew Egan, in forms filed with the IRS between 1999 and 2011, the latest year for which records are publicly available. At the same time, Palos did disclose that other board members and the sister of retired Palos CEO Sister Margaret Wright received payments as vendors or employees of the hospital, records show.”
Egan has not made any public comment about her resignation.
In response to Egan’s departure, hospital officials released a statement to The Regional News earlier this week:
“Over the last 15 years, Lynn Egan volunteered countless hours supporting the mission of PCH. We are immensely grateful for her dedication, hard work and service on behalf of our patients, staff, physicians and community and are saddened to lose a volunteer with her high standards and ethical commitment to the hospital. Among her many contributions, Ms. Egan initiated and championed the hospital’s successful efforts in bringing gender, ethnic and religious diversity to the board of directors.
“Palos Community Hospital has reviewed its conflict of interest policy and determined it is
consistent with standard industry practices. The board member’s annual disclosure statements were also reviewed and it was determined that Ms. Egan and the other board members filed accurate and complete forms, as required, with any potential conflicts fully disclosed.
“Board members did not have a role in selecting the Pretzel & Stouffer law firm as a vendor to the hospital for legal services. In fact, the firm was retained by the then CEO, Sister Margaret Wright. The required disclosures regarding the relationship between PCH and the law firm Pretzel & Stouffer were made in a timely and transparent way with the assistance of outside experts and all vendor relationships were appropriately described, as required, to the IRS.
“PCH is confident in both the legal work provided by that law firm and the disclosures made by its board members.”
Egan was the sixth board member to call it quits after the abrupt resignation of Tenreiro, who had been hired with great fanfare but left just 90 days into in his tenure.
In January, Tenreiro said in a Crain’s Chicago Business interview that the hospital has “been losing about $1 million to a couple million dollars a month. It is a challenge, no question about it. It’s a combination of our costs being too high and our revenue not being high enough. On the revenue side, we’re going to have to work much closer with our physicians to identify ideas for growth. Our labor productivity is not where we want it to be. You want to match your demand for the service with the labor that you have. In order to make that happen, you have to really focus on being lean and Six Sigma (a data-driven approach to measure quality), which are the tools that we’re going to be providing. You have to cut costs at the same time.”
Others who have recently departed from the boards of the hospital and its parent corporation include Greg Paetow, Jim Reilly, Tom Barcelona, Carole Ruzich, and Thomas Courtney.
Not all the departures are necessarily connected or related to the turmoil at the hospital.
Ruzich, in a recent statement to The Regional News, said:
“After serving for the maximum 12 years on the Palos Community Hospital Board of Directors, my term on that board expired in November 2013. I was thereafter asked to serve on the St. George Corporation Board of Directors. I did resign recently from that board, as it became clear to me that the time demands of serving was making it difficult to keep up with the responsibilities of my law practice, my service as a trustee with the Village of Orland Park, and my family.
“My work at my law firm is very deadline driven, while my village service is very time consuming as we are seeking to attract new developments to Orland Park. The role of the St. George Board of Directors is very important to Palos Community Hospital, and one to which I did not feel I could devote the appropriate amount of time. Out of fairness to my family and my constituents, I simply decided I needed to give something up.”
The ongoing saga appears to have caused considerable concern among the 2,820 employees at the 362-bed hospital, the largest employer in Palos Heights.
“There’s a lot of worry among people at all levels, as you might imagine,” a nurse said this week, who spoke on condition of confidentiality. “We hear what the hospital has said, but of course there are all kinds of rumors flying up and down the hallways and bouncing off the walls. Most of them probably aren’t true, but who knows where the truth lies or what the future holds? This is a stressful time to work here, that much I can say.”
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Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1984
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Graduate: University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Business Administration, 1989
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(CTE), in Chicago. Mr. Amu received a Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.)
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Consoer Townsend Envirodyne Engineers (CTE), Chicago-Engineer, 1987
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the Public Defender has a conflict, and the services of independent special counsel is
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Studies Department at the Harold Washington College in Chicago, one of the City
Colleges of Chicago, between 1999 and 2000.
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Property Records (ARDC, OPG, judges, etc.–pay attention). Money laundering, Hobbs Act violations and Dishonest Services

Once again, I am publishing the questionable property records of judges, attorneys for the OPG and ARDC which appears to indicate a pattern of one person taking out a loan and another nefarious person paying it off to avoid passing cash over the table or bench but which really amounts to nothing but the standard and prosaic crimes of money laundering, Hobbs Act and Dishonest Services violations, which it is.

I have had a request from an annoying person who couldn’t find it on the blog and started to be a pissant, even tho she is a professional highly talented writer, blogger and activist.

I have no idea why her self esteem is so low.  She should be proud and happy and solicitous to everyone beneath her, which I am most certainly am.

I am only a poor lowly nobody who serves the poor, the trod upon and the disenfranchised.  Why she seems to think I am some one special is way beyond me.

So here it is again.  I have already reported this to the FBI, the Illinois attorney generals and the Illinois OIG’s but I think they are busy with their Starbucks.

Someday, I believe, they will put down the Starbucks and start to write criminal complaints, but that’s for another day.

Go figure.



From Ken Ditkowsky and Elena Federova–stopping the corruption in the courts and in health care

While Jerome Larkin and the IARDC laugh at us all the way to the bank it should be noted that the United States of America is doing some prosecution of the bad guys, to wit:

March 2017

March 17, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice Medicare Fraud Strike Force Case
Houston-Area Registered Nurse Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Medicare of More than $5 Million
A Houston-Area registered nurse pleaded guilty today for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme that resulted in losses to Medicare of more than $5 million.
March 17, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of Puerto Rico
Doctor Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Health Care Fraud
SAN JUAN, P.R. – Doctor Juan José Tull-Abreu was sentenced to serve 63 months of imprisonment for health care fraud, and a consecutive term of 24 months for aggravated identity theft, for a total term of imprisonment of 87 months, announced United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez.
March 16, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Washington
Spokane Area Cardiologist, Dr. Romeo Pavlic, to Pay $300,000 Resolving Alleged False Health Care Claims
Spokane, WA – Today, the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Washington announced a settlement agreement with Dr. Romeo Pavlic and various companies he owns. The settlement resolves allegations that for years Dr. Pavlic, a Spokane-area cardiologist, falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid by repeatedly and falsely claiming to have provided services and tests to vulnerable patients when in fact he had not.
March 14, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice Medicare Fraud Strike Force Case
South Florida Home Health Owner Charged for Role in $15 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A South Florida home health care owner was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a $15 million health care fraud scheme involving fraudulent claims for home health services.
March 14, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of Connecticut
Stamford Dental Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Insurance Companies
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ELENA ILIZAROV, 44, of Stamford, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of wire fraud stemming from her use of an identity theft victim’s personal identifying information to submit fraudulent bills to private insurance companies offering dental insurance.
March 13, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice
Charles River Laboratories International Inc. Agrees to Pay United States $1.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Charles River Laboratories International Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. government $1.8 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act by improperly charging for labor and other associated costs that were not actually provided on certain National Institutes of Health contracts, the Justice Department announced today. Charles River is a for-profit corporation headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
March 10, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Middle District of Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Woman Guilty Of Healthcare Fraud
HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Tammie Sensenig, age 45, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty March 8, 2017, before United States Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson to a criminal information charging her with healthcare fraud.
March 7, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Middle District of Florida
Tampa Man Pleads Guilty To Paying Health Care Kickbacks
Tampa, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Anthonio Miller (26, Tampa) today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay kickbacks in connection with a federal health care benefit program. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.
March 6, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice
California Clinic Owner Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Role in Occupational Therapy Fraud Scheme
A rehabilitation clinic operator in Los Angeles County was sentenced to 63 months in prison today for his role in a $3.4 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved billing for occupational therapy services that were not medically necessary and not provided.
March 6, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Texas
Clinic Manager Heads to Prison for Health Care Fraud
HOUSTON – The 47-year-old owner and operator of Elite P. Care Medical Services has been sentenced for her role in a health care fraud conspiracy that billed Medicare and Medicaid for more than $1 million in fraudulent health care claims, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
March 6, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of New Jersey
Bergen County Doctor Convicted Of Taking Bribes In Test-Referral Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab
NEWARK, N.J. – A family doctor practicing in Bergen County, New Jersey, was convicted today of all 10 counts of an indictment charging him with accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
March 6, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of Vermont
Brandon Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Misti Baker, 36, of West Rutland, Vermont, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford for healthcare fraud. Judge Crawford sentenced Baker to time served plus two years of supervised release and ordered her to pay $77,306.57 in restitution.
March 3, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice
Unlicensed Medical Professional Convicted for Role in $1.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A federal jury in Houston convicted an unlicensed medical professional who was posing as a physician yesterday for his participation in a $1.3 million Medicare fraud scheme.
March 3, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Florida
Two Women Plead Guilty to Orchestrating $20 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme at Seven Miami Area Home Health Agencies
Two Miami residents pleaded guilty today to fraud charges stemming from their roles in a $20 million home health care fraud scheme.
March 3, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of Maryland
Biller for Medical Equipment Provider Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Defrauding the IRS by Failing to File Tax Returns
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Elma Myles, age 52, on March 2, 2017, to four years in prison, in connection with her role in a health care fraud scheme, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to defraud the United States for failing to file income tax returns. Judge Garbis also ordered Myles to pay restitution of $1,207,585.38 to Medicaid.
March 3, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Western District of Virginia
Personal Care Attendant Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement as it Relates to a Health Care Benefit
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA – A personal care attendant, who for four years lied about the amount of hours she worked for a homebound retiree, pled guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville to federal false statement charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced.
March 2, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice
Third Detroit-Area Physician Pleads Guilty in $5.4 Million Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme
A Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty today for his role in a $5.4 million Medicare fraud scheme involving phony physician visits and drug prescriptions.
March 2, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Texas
All 12 Convicted in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Involving Area Mental Health Centers
HOUSTON – A federal jury has convicted the final defendant of 12 involved in a conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks relating to the Medicare program, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The jury deliberated for four hours following a three-day trial before convicting Cheryl Waller, 70, of Houston, of one count of conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks and one count of receiving kickbacks.
March 1, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of New York
Cardiologist, Neurologist, And Others Charged In $50 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme, And Civil Suit Filed Against Clinic And Participants In The Fraud
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Regional Office of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“HHS-OIG”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today criminal and civil actions relating to a 12-year scheme to defraud Medicaid, Medicare, and other private health insurance companies out of more than $50 million. Today’s actions include the unsealing of an Indictment charging ASIM HAMEEDI, FAWAD HAMEEDI, MICHELLE LANDOY, DESIREE SCOTT, EMAD SOLIMAN, and ARIF HAMEEDI with, among other things, health care fraud, identity theft, and making false statements, and the filing of a civil fraud lawsuit against CITY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, P.C., and ASIM HAMEEDI, among others, seeking treble damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act for the fraudulent claims for reimbursement submitted by CITY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES to Medicare and Medicaid between 2003 and November 2015.

February 2017

February 28, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Northern District of Texas
Sixteen Individuals Charged in $60 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas last week, and unsealed today, charges 16 individuals with offenses related to their participation in a health care fraud scheme, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
February 24, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice
Administrator of Miami-Area Home Health Agency Sentenced to 126 Months in Prison for Involvement in $2.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Today, the administrator of a Miami-area home health agency was sentenced to a 126 month prison term for his role in a $2.5 million Medicare fraud scheme.
February 24, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Texas
Jury Convicts Rio Grande Valley Area Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner of Health Care Fraud
McALLEN, Texas – A McAllen federal jury has convicted the owner of an area durable medical equipment (DME) company owner on all counts for her scheme to defraud Texas Medicaid through fraudulent billings, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The jury deliberated for six hours following a seven-day trial before convicting Maria Garza, 41, of McAllen, on all 18 counts as charged.
February 22, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of Puerto Rico
Owner Of Durable Medical Equipment Company And Three Physicians Charged With Health Care Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft
SAN JUAN, P.R. – On February 13, 2017, a Federal Grand Jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a superseding indictment charging Dr. Dante A. Rodríguez-Rivera, Javier Efraín Siverio-Echevarría, Dr. George D. Alcántara-Cardi, Dr. Martha Nieves, Javier Antonio Aguirre- Estrada, and Carlos Maldonado-López with multiple counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. The defendants were arrested today, announced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Scott Lampert, the Special Agent in Charge of the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS-OIG”), and Douglas A. Leff, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Puerto Rico Field Office (“FBI”).
February 23, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Doctor Pleads Guilty To Selling Prescriptions Of Suboxone And Klonopin
PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Alan Summers, 78, of Ambler, PA, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him in a scheme to sell commonly abused prescription drugs in exchange for cash payments. Dr. Summers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, distribution of controlled substances, health care fraud, and money laundering, and was announced by Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Tuggle, and Special Agent-in-Charge Nick DiGuilio with Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
February 22, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Western District of Virginia
Bristol, Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud
Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A Bristol woman, who along with her husband and another woman, was accused of healthcare fraud charges, has pled guilty to federal conspiracy charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Nick DiGiulio, Special Agent in Charge, Philadelphia Regional Office for U.S. Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General announced today.
February 16, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of New Jersey
Oncology Practice, Doctor And Practice Manager Pay $1.7 Million To Resolve Allegations They Billed Medicare For Illegally Imported Drugs
NEWARK, N.J. – A Monmouth County doctor, his oncology practice, and his wife, who managed the practice, have agreed to pay the United States $1.7 million to resolve allegations that they illegally imported and used unapproved chemotherapy drugs from foreign distributors and illegally billed Medicare, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.
February 15, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Northern District of Georgia
Atlanta-area Dentist Sentenced for nearly $1 Million in Medicaid Fraud
ATLANTA – Dr. Oluwatoyin Solarin has been sentenced to one year, six months in federal prison for filing false claims with the Georgia Medicaid program totaling nearly $1 million.
February 13, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Texas
Former CEO of Nebraska Pharmaceutical Benefits Manager Guilty in Kickback Scheme
TYLER, Texas – The former CEO of a Nebraska pharmaceutical benefits manager has pleaded guilty to engaging in illegal kickbacks in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston today.
February 10, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Florida
Plantation Physician and Physician Practice to Pay $750,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Involving Medically Unnecessary Sinus and Throat Procedures
Dr. Paul B. Tartell, an ENT physician practicing in Plantation, Florida and his practice Paul B. Tartell, M.D., P.L., d/b/a South Florida Sinus & Allergy Center, have agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by billing for surgical endoscopies with debridement and laryngeal stroboscopies that were not provided or not medically necessary.
February 10, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Western District of Louisiana
Federal jury finds Shreveport mental health facility administrator guilty of kickback scheme
SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a federal jury found a former Shreveport mental health facility administrator guilty Thursday of taking part in a kickback scheme.
February 9, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Western District of Texas
El Paso Behavioral Health Facility Pays $860,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Under Civil Settlement with United States
Today, University Behavioral Health of El Paso, LLC (“UBH”) paid $860,000 under a civil settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the hospital paid unlawful remuneration under the Anti-Kickback Act and violated the Stark Law when it improperly paid a physician who made referrals to the hospital pursuant to a personal services agreement.
February 8, 2017; U.S. Attorney; District of Massachusetts
Healthcare Sales Representative Sentenced for Obstructing Federal Investigation
BOSTON – A sales representative for multiple healthcare companies was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with obstructing an investigation into kickbacks paid to medical professionals.
February 7, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Florida
Dr. Gary Marder and the United States Consent to a Final Judgement of Over $18 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Gary L. Marder, D.O., a physician residing in Palm Beach County and the owner and operator of the Allergy, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, and the United States of America have stipulated to a consent final judgment of over $18 million to settle False Claims Act allegations against Dr. Marder. Co-defendant, Robert I. Kendall, M.D., a physician practicing in Coral Gables, has also agreed to pay the United States $250,000 to settle allegations that he violated the False Claims Act.
February 7, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Delaware County Podiatrist Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Health Care Fraud
PHILADELPHIA – Today, a federal judge sentenced Stephen A. Monaco, a former podiatrist, to 97 months’ imprisonment for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private victim insurance companies, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. Defendant Monaco pleaded guilty to health care fraud on August 23, 2016, and surrendered his DEA license.
February 6, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice
Healthcare Service Provider to Pay $60 Million to Settle Medicare and Medicaid False Claims Act Allegations
A major U.S. hospital service provider, TeamHealth Holdings, as successor in interest to IPC Healthcare Inc., f/k/a IPC The Hospitalists Inc. (IPC), has agreed to resolve allegations that IPC violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed (a practice known as “up-coding”), the Department of Justice announced today. Under the settlement agreement, TeamHealth has agreed to pay $60 million, plus interest.
February 6, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of New York
Clinic Manager Pleads Guilty In $70 Million Scheme To Defraud Medicare And Medicaid
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that EDUARD ZAVALUNOV, a manager of two health care clinics in Queens, New York, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud, and health care fraud, for his role in a massive health care fraud scheme through which three medical clinics in Brooklyn and Queens submitted over $70 million in fraudulent claims to Medicaid and Medicare.
February 1, 2017; U.S. Department of Justice
Former Executive of Tenet Healthcare Corporation Charged for Alleged Role in $400 Million Scheme to Defraud
A former senior executive of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, was indicted for his alleged role in an over $400 million scheme to defraud. The indictment alleges that the scheme to defraud victimized the U.S. government, the Georgia and South Carolina Medicaid Programs, and prospective patients of Tenet hospitals.
February 1, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Middle District of Florida
Fort Myers Urologist Agrees To Pay More Than $3.8 Million For Ordering Unnecessary Medical Tests
Fort Myers, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Meir Daller, M.D. has agreed to pay $3.81 million to the government to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by causing claims to be submitted to federal health care programs for laboratory tests that were not medically necessary.
February 1, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Kentucky
Pain Management Physician Resolves False Claims Act Allegations
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Pain management physician Dr. Robert Windsor has agreed to the entry of a $20 million consent judgment to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by billing federal health care programs for surgical monitoring services that he did not perform and for medically unnecessary diagnostic tests. Dr. Windsor owned pain management clinics in Georgia and Kentucky that operated under the umbrella of National Pain Care, Inc., including clinics in Lexington, London, Somerset, Hazard, Prestonsburg, and Pikeville, Kentucky.
February 1, 2017; U.S. Attorney; Northern District of Iowa
Iowa Nursing Facility, Its Ownership, and Its Management Agree to Pay $100,000 to Resolve Allegations that Residents Received Worthless Care
The Abbey of Le Mars, Inc., and other individuals with financial interests in the Abbey’s operations, agreed to pay $100,000 to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act by submitting or causing claims to be submitted to Medicaid when the care provided to nursing facility residents was so grossly substandard that the care was worthless and effectively without value.
This elder cleansing fraud (retro=active abortion of the elderly) is probably the biggest crime way in American History.   The elderly kidnapped and railroaded into nursing homes for profit are to the miscreants just a commodity (their words) to be exploited.    Public officials, such as Jerome Larkin, feel totally immune however, their contribution toward the WAR ON THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED (and corruption in the courts) is a serious factor in preventing any HEALTH CARE PROGRAM (including Trumpcare) from being successful.
The list of indictments is akin to spitting in the ocean!   Philip Esformes stole a billion dollars from Medicare doing exactly the same program that is openly and notorious being carried on in Chicago under another group of names by the Chicago Nursing home Cabal.    The metastatic cancer of retroactive abortion for the elderly is about as venal as any criminal enterprise can get.   Indeed, it is not surprising that attorney disciplinary commissions are interesting in shutting down the free flow of information and people such as Jerome Larkin spit in the eye of the Rule of Law and challenge America to enforce 18 USCA 371 conspiracy charges against them!    They are the Judicial and Political Elite – we are the great unwashed!    Why should anyone listen to us??????
Maybe it is because we are part of the dissaffected who were tired of being lied to and we at this point in time are recognized as the people who either put Donald Trump over the top and made him the President of the United States or directly or indirectly back his Presidency.    The message should be very clear to the Political and Judicial elite — we are tired of writing to Senator Durbin about the American holocaust and receiving from him a copy of one of his speeches as to how he is in favor of social security.
We all know that the guardian, appointed by a corrupt judge who Larkin and the IARDC is protecting, will get the social security payment.   We also all know that this judge and this guardian are going to contribute substantially to the re-election and the retention of perfidious political figures who will perpetuate the American Holocaust.

From: chicago summer <>
To: kenneth ditkowsky <>;
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: Wells Fargo bank MASSIVE crimes covered by judges- sales of illegal securities and respond from SEC

Hi, Ken,
It was nice to learn about your blog and speak about your fight against  Illinois corruption. I found particularly interesting your research on Attorney Disciplinary Committee corruption,which I can confirm with 100%. ALL my complaints against lawyers who forged documents, made false statements, obstructed justice, ect. were closed. Lawyers who even mentioned words “judge has a record of corruption” are mercilessly attacked and disbarred. Even JUDGES admit oppression in our Courts and disagree with its  practices, as well as most prominent lawyers like Mr. Clifford. See the link attached.
Thank you for respond to my letter to the Senate Committee on Judiciary for audit of Illinois Court and place corrupt judges under personal criminal liability.
However, the roots of corruption as well as the Government betrayal of American people  are much deeper and nastier because those Americans  whose properties are confiscated by judges  already paid the ultimate price and are entitled for justice and protection against criminal banks.
One of my favorite Presidents,  Thomas Jefferson, said:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)  
Foreclosures  filed on behalf of non-existing REMIC Trusts by Servicers like Wells Fargo bank  are not only illegal per se since they directly violate the fundamental  doctrine  of the Constitution ( if this document still means anything to our judges and “political elite“) – the Plaintiff must have a standing and show a real harm, which non-existing  Trusts obviously do not have. I attached a Motion filed by Mayer Brown LLP lawyer Charles Woodworth where he insists that “a foreclosure complaint presents a justifiable matter REGARDLESS OF STANDING!”So, all other parties must  have standing, except BANKS!
In other words, who needs Constitution if “frankly, they [banks] own the place?!” [Senator Richard Durbin, re US Senate ].
American people non-voluntarily gave banks trillions of dollars, for free, which disappeared on banks’ CEOs accounts, and shared with corrupt judges and crooked politicians to cover for this fraud. Now we all have to deal with a criminally divided County and   balance on the brink of a civil war and revolution, thanks to the reckless “elite”, crooked judges  and criminal banks.
I consider it as a high treason and criminal disloyalty.
I will provide more information and share new developments in my case, as well as in other cases. Attached is 2013 letter from Brennan Center of Justice to IL Supreme Court re corruption. Of course it was ignored: our businessman Justices are too busy distributing  judicial seats to their cronies and their political friends , for money, of course, that today’s skyrocketing crimes and falling apart Chicago apparently took them by surprise.
Thanks again for respond.
On Monday, March 20, 2017 7:06 PM, kenneth ditkowsky <> wrote:
The Banks acted very badly as to foreclosures.
The government regulations created the problem as they barred the lenders from asking very important questions, however, the government made it possible for large sums of money to be made by bundling mortgages and selling them as mortgage backed securities.    These mortgages in many cases were mortgages that were under water on day one and had little probability of being paid off.   When the scam became public the mortgage backed securities had to be bundled and individually foreclosed.    This was a disaster as many of the lenders were fly by night operations and thus paperwork was in a sorry shape.
To solve the problem the Political and Judicial elite set up Mortgage courts.   These were basically Cafeteria Courts designed to expedite the mortgage foreclosure and eliminate any defenses.   This is where many people stand today. A judge who has ethics has such a backlog in his courtroom that he can never be out on the golf course by 3:00 – he might have to work all day every day!

From Facebook-First Documented case of Child Abuse was reported to Animal Cruelty Agency in 1874

An Interesting piece of trivia. What took the authorities so long to protect abused children in the US?

The case of Mary Ellen – the first documented case of child abuse in the US was reported to the Animal Welfare Agency in 1874

Nov 9, 2016

This may come as a surprise to many but the first documented case of child abuse which was reported and dealt with in 1874 in the United States was in fact first reported to an animal welfare organization.

Not because children were considered animals, but the regulations and resources were so scarce that no government agency thought of this as a serious issue. So one can safely make this argument based on the evidence that animals had welfare rights well before children in the United States.

The case in question was of a young girl, Mary Ellen, who was born into a poor family in New York City in 1864 to Fanny and Thomas Wilson.

Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen

After Mary’s father died in the civil war, her mother struggled to raise her and could not find time to raise her and work at the same time. Fanny Wilson decided to leave her young child with a caretaker and kept on working days and nights and made the regular payments to the carer.

However, when poverty and unemployment restricted her from regular payment, the carer left Mary with Department of Charities. When Fanny came back for her girl, she was told that Mary had died and that they had buried her; Mary was alive and had just turned two at the time she was handed over to the Depart of Charities.

Mary’s life took an abrupt turn towards pain and misery when she was adopted by Thomas and Mary McCormack who had come into the charity and claimed to be Mary’s biological parents.

They were never asked by the Department of charities for any proof of parenthood, and the child was handed over the couple. Soon after Mary arrived in her new home, Mr. McCormack died, and Mary remarried to Francis McConnell.

Mrs. McConnell was a cruel person who showed no love or kindness towards the child and scolded her badly even when she could barely speak.

Neighbours could hear Mary scream all day when Mrs. McConnell used to beat her, often fifteen minutes straight without any remorse. Mary was not allowed to leave the house and had to stay indoors, and was beaten by anything that Mrs. Connelly found nearby.

Mary’s ordeals didn’t end even when Mrs. Connelly left the house for her works: Mary was kept in the chain in a small closet with an old piece of carpet to rest on and a dirty quilt to warm her.

Mary was beaten, starved, cut and burned for more than seven years and no one came to her aid. By that time Mary had only seen violence, scolding, torture and beating and did not know anything about the outside world.

When the family moved to another apartment, the neighbours took notice of the beating and a visiting Methodist mission sent Mrs. Etta Angell Wheeler to investigate the matter further.

When Mrs. Etta managed to enter the house, she found Mary in a terrible condition; scars all over her arms and faces Mary was only wearing a shirt and pyjamas, despite the fact that it was freezing cold in New York.

Mary Ellen McCormack in 1874
Mary Ellen McCormack in 1874

Mary was standing on a stool and washing dishes while Mrs. Connelly continuously scolded her for all that was wrong in her own life.

After observing little Mary’s plight, Mrs. Etta decided to do something to save the child from any more abuse, but it took Mrs. Etta another three months to make any progress in the matter.

Everywhere she went for help she was met with ignorance and stubborn bureaucracy; Mrs. Etta was told that despite the ‘unideal’ conditions Mary had to live in, she was better off in the care of Mrs. Connelly then living on her own.

Despite spending days knocking at the doors of countless agencies, Mrs. Wheeler failed to convince the authorities that the little girl needed attention and had to remove from the custody of this evil woman.

Desperate for help and utterly saddened, Mrs. Wheeler spoke to her niece about the matter who suggested seeing Mr. Henry Bergh who was the founder of American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Mrs. Wheeler initially got agitated upon hearing her niece’s suggestion and replied that Mary was no animal, but her niece convinced her that Mr. Bergh was a kind man and he had connections in many government agencies and surely he was the man who could help the little girl get out of the hell.

Mrs. Wheeler was desperate for help and memories of Mary’s scarred face, and helpless eyes convinced her to meet Mr. Bergh. Upon meeting Mr. Bergh, Mrs. Wheeler was told that she needed documentary evidence to back her claims, only then Mr. Bergh would be in better position to help her in the matter.

After obtaining the written testimonies from the neighbors, Mrs. Wheeler presented the evidence to Mr. Bergh who sent an agent to the neighborhood to confirm the testimonies.

Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen

The case was then presented to the court via ASPCA’s attorney Elbridge T. Gerry who prepared the petition and asked the court for the permission to remove Mary Ellen from the apartment.

The case was heard by the Supreme Court Judge Lawrence who approved Mary Ellen’s removal from Mrs. Connelly’s custody.

Mary Ellen was brought to court and testified that she was beaten day and night by her ‘mother’. Mrs. Connelly was found guilty by the court and was sentenced to five years of hard labor whereas Mary Ellen was sent to a safe custodian.

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Mary Ellen slowly but surely recovered and lived until 1956; she died at the age of 92 after having lived a happy and long life.



Secrets to Jewel Monopoly Card

The ones I don’t have after collecting about 100 of these are the ones that likely win.

Contact me if you have the missing ones and don’t want to collect 100 and we can share the prize 50/50.

you can also use this table to easily use a find and mark off the ones you have too.

the gameboard is nutz and impossible to use.

Hoping you (and maybe I) win $1 million.  I’m using my winnings for my charity. So far, I have won a container of salt and a donut, so exciting.