Gloria’s ARDC complaint against Peter Schmeidel, esq.

ARDC Chicago and Springfield offices
Via facsimile
March 31, 2012
From: Gloria Jean Sykes 773-910-33310
          6016 N. Avondale Ave.
          Chicago, IL 60631
RE:  Attorney Peter Schmiedel
To Whom It May Concern at the ARDC,
(Most of this was filed with the ARDC in Nov. 2011: as I heard nothing from the ARDC regarding this complaint, I am refiling and adding recent violations perpetrated by attorney Peter Schmiedel.  Please note that Peter Schmiedel instructs other lawyers and law enforcement on how to investigate and prove)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR COMPLAINT(S) AGAINST ATTORNEY PETER SCHMIEDEL:
Professionalism should be a part of every Illinois lawyer’s daily practice, or so I’ve read and been told. Attorney Peter Schmiedel may have memorized the Rules of Professional Responsibility in order to procure a license to practice law, but clearly he has failed in application. The rules, he can argue are unclear, and ethical dilemmas, ambiguous, but since he filed his appearance In Re the Estate of Mary G. Sykes, 2009 P 4585, Peter Schmiedel has repeatedly distorted the facts, misrepresented the facts, maliciously and intentionally LIED not only to Probate and Forcible judges, but also a Federal Judge (Transcript attacked from Bankruptcy proceeding, October 25, 2011): Mr.    the rules and case law make clear what is required.   In Jerman v. Carlisle, it is noted, “ignorance of the law is no excuse****) Pursuant Winthrop v. Supreme Court of Illinois, 848 N.E. 2d 961 (2006) 219 Ill.2d 526 302 Ill.Dec. 397,  “Our goal in imposing discipline on an attorney is not to punish the attorney, but rather to protect the integrity of the legal profession, and protect the administration of justice from reproach”. (also see In Re Cutright, 2009), Peter Schmiedel must be disbarred and sanctioned!
Arguing via Winthrop, HOW ABOUT AT LEAST PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE  LEGAL PROFESSION?
Schmiedel has violated so many of the Rules of Professional Conduct, it is impossible to name them all, although I will touch on a few.
Counts I, II, III  and IV are set before you clearly and concisely as possible: court transcripts have been provided to you in the past: PLEASE TURN TO TRANSCRIPTS OF October 25, 2011 where Peter Schmiedel appeared before a Federal Judge Hollis n Bankruptcy Court.134 Ill.2d R. 3.3(a)(2).    (1) failure to disclose a material fact to a tribunal (134 Ill.2d R. 3.5(h));  (2) engaged in conduct involving fraud, dishonesty, deceit, or misrepresentation (210 Ill.2d R. 8.4(a)(4));  (3) engaged in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice (210 Ill.2d R. 8.4(a)(5));  and (4) engaged in conduct “which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute” in violation of Supreme Court Rule 770 (210 Ill.2d R. 770).
(1)  FAILURE TO DISCLOSE A MATERIAL FACT TO A TRIBUNAL.
Peter SChmiedel committed violations of Rule 3.3(a)(2) when he failed to advise the Probate Court that his client closed Mary G. Sykes’ account at the Pullman Bank and removed all the contents from a safety deposited box at the same location, one that had not only Mary G. Sykes’ name on it I was a renter too!
1.     Peter Schmiedel knows his client is in possession of a substantial amount of Mother’s funds, as well as legal contracts between Mother and Me, Mother and lawyers, including a draft of the new Trust mother had initiated on June 25, 2009.
2.     Peter Schmiedel kept from the court Mother’s bank statements from 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, and 2010 because he knows that Mother had substantial funds in three accounts (Schmiedel’s client only gave numbers to two of the accounts),
3.     Peter Scshmiedel knows that Mary G. Sykes / Gloria Jean Sykes (me) had a bag of gold and silver coins in the safety deposity box owned by Mother and me, and that his client is now in possession of those coins;
4.     Peter Schmiedel knows that there is no CD or IRA account that Mother opened in January 2009 for $4000, leaving his client the sole beneficiary;
5.     Peter Schmiedel knows that there is no “joint’ account between Mother and his client wheeby Mother gave his client about $25,000 in 2005 (or 06);
6. Peter Schmiedel knows that his client Carolyn Toerpe is not the Trustee of the Mary G. Sykes Trust and that it’s a “naked trust” and that Mary G. Sykes, if she were to diagnosed incompetent and there was a trustee, then only Mary’s primary doctor, P. Patel can authorize such diagnosis.  (Peter Schmiedel has seen the letter Dr. Patel wrote to his client stating that he refused to sign the CCP211 because Mary is competent and Mary told him not to!)
7. Attorney Schmiedel knows that his client is not a PhD and yet he did not notify the court that the legal document his client filed signing PhD after her name is fraudulent (the CCP211);
8.  Attorney Schmiedel knows that his client has over medicated, and medically neglected Mary G. Sykes and that he has in fact told his client to isolate Mary from family and friends;
9.  Attorney Sschmiedel has seen the letters Mary has hand-written denouncing Toerpe and asking for an attorney: he has viewed all the digital recordings of Mary proving she is not only highly competent, but also that Mary stated her wishes clarly and that Schmiedel’s client cannot sell Mary’s home, cannot evict me from Mary’s home and cannot force the sale on my home;
10.     Peter Schmiedel knows that none of the settlement money from the Lumbermen’s case belongs to Mother and that Mother was as she still is, highly competent then and now;
11.     And, Peter Schmiedel knows that his client is the named respondent on a petition for an order of protection and therefore, his client cannot be the guardian of Mary G. Sykes, my Mother; that it was Mother who filed the verified Petition for an order of protection to stop Peter Schmiedel’s client from doing exactly what she is trying to do, and that is financially and emotionally steralize Mary G. Sykes through retaliating against me!
  This rule provides, “In appearing in a professional capacity before a tribunal, a lawyer shall not ***(2) fail to disclose to a tribunal a material fact knows to the lawyer when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by a client.”  134 Ill.2d R. 3.3(a)(2).  Furthermore, Peter Schmiedel has told not only the Probate Court, but the Forcible and the Bankruptcy courts that he also represents Mary G. Sykes, which leads me to…
(2)  Peter Schmiedel has a serious CONFLICT OF INTEREST.  His client Carolyn Toerpe, the named respondent to the petition for an order of protection, has also secured herself as the sole beneficiary of the Mary G. Sykes estate, of which Peter Schmiedel made an agreement for payment from the (1) assets belonging to me from the Lumbermen’s case (see Lumbermen’s v. Gloria Sykes), the sale of Mother’s home, and the forced partition and sale of my home, where I placed Mother as a joint tenant for survivorship only and mother, in her trust stipulates that her “ONLY INTEREST’ is if she precedes me in life. Peter Schmiedel knows that it’s an “expectancy of an inheritance” and not an asset to Mother’s Trust and yet Peter Schmiedl has hired a court friendly psychologist, Gefforey Shaw, who having never met, treated, or even spoke with Mother’s physician in 2008 or current, took the stand many months ago and stated that Mary G. Sykes was ‘incompentent’ on October 18, 2008 and therefore didn’t know what she was signing ****”  Peter Schmiedel also made a pack with one of his GAL buddies to be the Commissioner who determins the sale of my property.
As confusing as this sounds, attorney Peter Schmiedel is a ‘pathological liar’ and has repeatedly misrepresented facts to five judges, including State and Federal Justices; he has deliberately provided false information to Judge Connors, Judge Stuart, Judge Flemming, Judge Garaber, Judge Hollis, Judge Gilbert and to a string of Justices sitting on the Appellate Court, where Judge Connors was spontaneously promoted in Oct., Dov 2010.  That said attorney Peter Schmiedel opens his mouth and ‘lies’ spew in the form of and including misinformation, and false information to the ARDC and it’s Commissioners!  “Pseudologia fantastica’, or ‘story telling’ in order to prejudice the Court and discredit — a sort of a matrix of fantasy interwoven with some facts is narrated in over 11 volumes of verified court transcripts and most of which the ARDC has in it’s files if, in fact, it kept the numerous and large files of complaints I have submitted. It is my humble opinion that a psychiatrist expert able to read the transcripts and watch and listen to Peter Schmiedel in action in front of a Court, any Court, would probably conclude, attorney Peter Schmiedel is a pathological liar.
Peter Schmiedel should be reminded that “[a] lawyer’s high vocation is to correctly inform the court upon the law and the facts of the case and to aid it in doing justice and arriving at correct conclusions.”  In re Braner, 115 Ill.2d 384 392 105 Ill. Dec. 233, 504 N.E.2d 102 (19987) quoting People ex rel. Attorney General v. Beattie, 137 Ill. 553, 574, 27 N.E. 1096(1891).  Peter Schmiedel should be disbarred and sanctioned.
(3)  Peter Schmiedel violated Rule 4.1(a) by providing false information to 3rd parties, including the Probate Court, Forcible Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee, a Federal Judge, Naperville Police, Catholic Charities, (the list is endless).  Therefore, Peter Schmiedel has provided FALSE STATEMENT(S) OF MATERIAL FACT(S) TO A THRID PERSON in order  benefit himself and his client.  To do so, he has also demonized me, all in retaliation for me standing up to protect my Mother (almost 93 years old) and because I have filed complaints against him and asked for his disbarment.  He does this all by hiding behind the color of office and law…. Rule 4.1(1) provides: “In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not (a) make a statement of material fact or law to a third person which statement the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is false.”  134 Ill.2dR. 4.1(a).
(4)  Suffice to say, Peter SChmiedel’s CONDUCT INVOLVES DISHONESTY, FRAUD, DECEIT AND MISREPRESENATION, and therefore he is also in vilation of Rue 8.4(s)(4) and Supreme Court Rule 771.  Rule 8.4(a)(4) provides that a lawyer shal not “engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation”. 188 Ill.2dR. 8.4(a)(4).  Supremee Court Rule 771 provides that conduct “which tend to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute shall be grounds for discipline by the court.”  134 Ill.2d R. 771.  Peter Schmiedel violated both of these rules when he (recently) relayed false information to the Federal Court (Judge Pamela Hollis and the U.S. Trustee) regarding the “Probate Exception” and that my assets, mother’s home, and my home were being probated, therefore the Bankruptcy Court should modify the automatic stays.  (Peter Schmiedel, as transcribed in the attach Transcript, also intentionally prejudiced the court and told Judge Hollils that I “hid money”, “was arrested”, “arrested” et al. Peter Schmiedel, in order to fraud the court, had me served with a “Pizza Flyer” and then had attorney Cynthia Farenga’s husband write a verified letter to the court stating that I was served according to procedures…..”)  Peter Schmiedel LIED TO THE COURTS so many times, that this transcript shows that since the ARDC has not disbarred and sanctioned him, but empowered him.
Peter Schmiedel’s conduct involves dishonesty, deceit, and misrepresentation which has brought the legal profession into disrepute!.
(5)  SANCTIONS:  Peter Schmiedel has defrauded not only an elderly woman and knows that her money has been converted (or he is attempting to convert her funds and property), (see In re Holst, 201 Ill.2d 628 (2002); In re Wiard, 198 Ill.2d 662 (2002); In re Garside, 195 Ill.2d 607 (2001); In re Bartley, M.R. 15176 (1998); In re Singer, M.R. 14064 (1997); In re Rotman, 136 Ill.2d 401, 144 Ill.Dec. 776, 556 N.E.2d 243 (1990).)
By not disbarring Peter Schmiedel and sanctioning him, too, you are allowing him to continue his dishonesty and deceitful conduct, and continue to pilfer not only my mother’s property and funds, but my property and funds, too and gives his client, Carolyn Toerpe further opportunity to victimize, financially exploit, and emotionally and medically neglect mother, while Peter Schmiedel and his client continue to retaliate against me.
This retaliation and obstruction of justice also includes the theft of my mail, U.S. Mail he actually brought to the Bankruptcy Court and the Probate Court, that had my name and address on it: Peter Schmiedel refused to return my mail and in fact, the US Postal Inspector is still involved in an investigation.  The one envelop he had was addressed to me: the court read into record also evidence that it had no authorized or any markings ‘return to’ Peter Schmiedel.  Peter Schmiedel told me to my face and with witnesses, that I am a “waste of” his time.  He’s accused me of theft, abusing my mother, and of lying: however, Peter Schmiedel has no evidence of this but obviously clout with certain Courts. That said, Peter Schmiedel admitted to the Probate Court that he “had a good day” when I was illegally and fasley imprisoned, chained to a chair with handcuffs, my freedoms threatened as well as the life of my companion healing pooch: Peter Schmiedel then got the court to cross over state lines and freeze assets of a third party’s bank account.
The ARDC will have a good day too, should the agents do the right thing and investigate Peter Schmiedel, who also orchestrated and succeeded in persuading the sickly Judge Garber to enter an order of possession for his client and denying Mary G. Sykes the right to be in court: this action has caused me serious emotional, physical and financial hardships.  Peter Schmiedel lied to me when he told me that his client was agreeable to giving me ‘ample’ time to remove my property, when in fact, he also told his client to loot, seize evidence and do whatever she can to harass, intimidate and silence me.  Under attorney Peter Schmiedel’s authority, his client is in serious violations of the bankruptcy stays as they have taken unauthorized control and converted all of my person and professional property to the ownership of Carolyn Toerpe.  Peter Schmiedel is also obstructing justice as he has authorized his client to remove, destroy or discard all of my litigation evidence for the Probate Court, Forcible and Detainer, U.S. District Court (ADA complaint where Peter Schmiedel’s client is a defendant); U.S. District Bankruptcy Court adversary proceedings where he, Peter Schmiedel and also his client are Defendants; as well as in the U.S. District Court of Appeals where I will prevail on the merits that Peter Schmiedel has no standing and is not a creditor and therefore, cannot bring a motion to modify any bankruptcy stay.
Additionally, the respondent had also entered into a business transaction with a client without full disclosure[1], made a statement of material fact or law that he should have known was false, and engaged in conduct that tends to defeat the administration of justice or brings the courts or legal profession into disrepute.  Twohey, 191 Ill.2d at 84, 245 Ill.Dec. 294, 727 N.E.2d 1028.
Therefore a minimum of two year suspension is justifiable as well as Peter Schmiedel reimbursing the Client Protection Program Trust Fund for any client protection payments arising from his conduct prior to the termination of the period of suspension.[2]


[1] Peter Schmiedel entered into a business transactions with Carolyn Toerpe, the named respondent for a petition for a protective order, that he would only get paid if (1) he helped get rid of me, Gloria Jean Sykes; and to do that (2) have me evicted and take possession of Mother’s home located at 6014 N. Avondale, (3) sell Mother’s home; (4) take control of my assets and leave me penniless, (5) force a partition of and then sale of my home located at 6016 N. Avondale (6) render me homeless, and (7) not provide any of Mother’s financial statements to the Courts.  Another words, Peter Schmiedel(s) only source of payment was through the wrongful and fraudulent acts of  ***********.
[2] Peter Schmiedel has received numerous complaints to the ARDC verified by me of which court transcripts were made available to the ARDC and the JIB.  He has at all times never been able to defend his actions, but in his replys, he continues to LIE, and misrepresent the facts to the ARDC.  Peter Schmiedel’s actions have shortened my mother’s life: his arrogant, blantant and ever consistent actions and narrative to various Judges, including the Civil and Federal Courts will in fact, “murder” Mary G. Sykes and also cause me irreparable and egregious harm.
Gloria Jean Sykes 
Bon Ami Productions, Inc. 
773.910-3310(cell)
773.631-9262 (fax and office line)
Sign my petitions at:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/to-return-mary-g-sykes-home-and-to-remove-carolyn-toerpe-as-plenary-guardian/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/359/248/993/petition-to-protest-the-publication-and-filing-of-a-complaint-against-atty-kenneth-karl-ditkowsky/
READ her complete story at http://www.MaryGSykes.com
Thank you for any bit of help you can give her!

Petitions

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/to-return-mary-g-sykes-home-and-to-remove-carolyn-toerpe-as-plenary-guardian/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/359/248/993/petition-to-protest-the-publication-and-filing-of-a-complaint-against-atty-kenneth-karl-ditkowsky/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/230/881/491/is-mary-g-sykes-incompetent-watch-the-videos-and-vote/

Videos:

5 at Vimeo.com.  I had to post them because someone kept on taking them down on youtube.com!

http://vimeo.com/user10893323/videos

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all?

Summary of the Case!–90%+ of the wrongful conduct all in one convenient place

 

For the link:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwVnRIblN6X1JUTWVsY2hJT2IwVVhGUQ

This is a summary I had prepared before of all the wrongful actions in the Sykes Probate case; however, KD does a great job in his 26 page letter to the Dept of Justice, so you should definitely look at that too!  The affidavits at the end prepared by Gloria and her long time family friend Scott explain a lot more too about what is going on in the case.

I will keep on making revisions and post the table periodically.

If you are an attorney you will be absolutely shocked by all this behavior.

If you are a law student or a newly minted atty, this is a good listing of what NEVER to do.

Also, Gloria noted that some of the dates may be off, but I think it is more important to publish this table with a few date errors than to hold it up waiting for every little thing to be absolutely correct.  This is a BLOG, not a pleading.

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs, has garnered 1700+ views in 4 months, and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all?

Updated answer to ARDC complaint filed against KD

Saturday, March 31, 2012

My response has been updated and you can easily view it here:

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all?

Gloria’s open letter to the ARDC regarding Peter Schmeidel, an Illinois attorney

To Whom It May Concern at the ARDC,

Today is a red-letter day for me, a day where it is clear in my head, that the ARDC has empowered and therefore sanctions violations of the Professional Codes of Conducts (for attorneys) but also, empowers attorneys of its liking to perpetrate crimes against innocents for financial gain. Case and point.  In February/March 2010 I wrote my first complaint against attorney Peter Schmiedel and provided the ARDC with a transcript, in full, that in any true court of law, would be enough evidence to prosecute: however, in this case, I heard nothing from the ARDC.  I filed numerous other complaint against attorney Peter Schmiedel, and again, provided the ARDC with verified court transcripts: I received a letter from the ARDC with a copy of a response letter written by Peter Schmiedel’s attorney (I believe the same man who is representing him in the Adversary proceedings in my Chapter 11) and he used words like “baseless”, “malicious”, et al.  The ARDC apparently did not investigate and instead, because Peter Schmiedel’s counsel said the allegations against him based on verified court documents (actual quotes spewing out of SChmiedel’s mouth of fraud on the court, et al) are “baseless”, “unfounded” and “malicious”, the ARDC dripped the complaint and empowered Peter Schmiedel to continue his agenda: to robe me blind, render me penniless and homeless, in order to financially benefit (the only way he would get paid) and to accomplish this, Peter Schmiedel used a 93-year-old woman as his pawn. So filing this complaint and citing all of the violations would, to most, appear useless and a waste of my time. However, attorney Peter Schmiedel may have his ‘buddies’ at the ARDC protecting him as he continues to rind in to courtroom after courtroom on his Trogan Horse, filled with misrepresentations of the facts, malicious lies and fraud on the court (again for his own financial gain) but sooner or later, all of us innocents who seek protections from the ARDC, one ARDC agent will stand up to the political elite and corruption and say, “No, you can’t do that”.  No, attorney Peter Schmiedel you cannot orchestrate the sale of my mother’s property and the looting of her estate with your trickery and in doing so, lie to the sickly Judge Garber knowing that your client is not the trustee of the Mary G. Sykes trust — and evict me from my HOmestead and then reinforce your threats against me (that you will do whatever you need to do to steal all my assets and property–the ARDC has that email, too) and now help your client Carolyn Toerpe steal all of my personal property and work product (for your personal and financial gain) and silence me.
Yep, attorney Peter Schmiedel told Judge Garber that his client had a right to my Mother’s home because my Mother wanted a 50/50 split, “My client,” Schmiedel said about Carolyn Toerpe, “gets the White house and Gloria get’s the Brown house”.  However, mother is still alive, and Mother authored a verified petitoin for an order of protection naming Carolyn Toerpe and her wishes are that Toepre cannot have possession of the so called White House and she cannot enter the White House.  Suffice to say, not only has Peter Schmiedel lied to the Court and recently got possession of the White House, he has instructed his client to prevent me from removing any of my personal and professional property and seized all of my work product, as well as all confidential legal documents needed to litigate in the Federal Courts.  Furthermore, Peter Schmiedel hired Dr. Geoff Shaw to testify that my mother was “incompetent” on a specific date in October 2008 in order for Peter Schmiedel to  steal over $200,000 of my money. Finally, and remember, other than the recent complaint about Peter Schmiedel prohibiting me from safely packing and removing all of my property, property that is part of my bankruptcy estate, he has also influence the court to take control of my home (that was under construction) and sell that home, using one of his friends as a Commissioner, and without proper notice or summons, sell the property and take all of the remaining money again, for his or his buddies, Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern’s personal gain.
Attorney Peter Schmiedel being the band leader obviously feels protected and that the ARDC, having read the court transcripts that testify to all of the violations of the professional code of ethics, et al, apparently sanction all of this malicious, retaliatory behavior of attorney Peter Schmiedel.  To not only lay people but all other attorneys I’ve talked to, they say the same thing: attorney Peter Schmiedel has obstructed justice and continues to obstruct justice for his own personal financial gain.  Why am I filing this complaint, just because I pray that one person at the ARDC will do the right thing and have Peter Schmiedel investigated for fraud, financial exploitation, thievery (unauthorized control of property), influencing a judge with ex parte communications (seen him often walk out from Judge Stuart’s chambers right before the Sykes case is called and then rulings always in his favor); attorney Peter Schmiedel is so empowered by the ARDC that he has spit on Lady Justice as if she is trash, and then laughed loud… because he can.
I have met evil in my lifetime.  I was the first journalist to interview serial killerJohn Wayne Gacy and the first to ask the question of the Board of Education: “Why, after numerous complaints against Mr. Gacy, did you allow him to continue the work-study program in his home”?  “Why did 21 teenage boys have to be drugged, sodomized, murdered and cut up before the political elite request an investigation of Gacy”?  The answer did not come easy for the spokesperson.  “*** because the complaints we received, and the stories we heard, were unbelievable”.  Yes, mother’s calling the board of education and reporting that John Wayne Gacy was ‘queer’ or had “tried to” get push marijuana on ***, or “the last place” Gregory Godzik was known to be was John Wayne Gacy’s home —-   Killer Gacy used the same words, “It’s a malicious attack on my good name” he told the media.  “The complaints are unfounded” he told the police.   The police, the board of Education, and his neighbors believed him.
I was there as the bodies were exhumed from the killer Clown’s home. I was there at the STates ATtorney’s office and did the first interview with killer Gacy. . I looked into John Wayne Gacy’s black holes for eyes and soon after, reported, “John Wayne Gacy is to clever to be insane….”  It was y first big story and remembering every money as I do, I know that had the law enforcement or the Chicago Board of Education followed up on one complaint, many teenage boys would be alive today, including Gregory Godzik.  Similar, if one person at the ARDC just did their job, the life of my mother would e saved and in saving my mother and sanctioning and disbarring attorneys like Peter Schmiedel, the lives of hundreds of elders and disabled people will be saved.  Yes Greg, who I was assigned to interview his parents, lived three blocks from me on Avondale: I couldn’t save his life in reporting the story, but I’ll be damned if I won’t do what needs to be done to save my Mother’s (and my) life.  Attorney Peter Schmiedel has orally threatened my life.
Attorney Peter Schemidel is very clever. I’m certain, like the serial killer Gacy, Peter Schmiedel will simply reply to this complaint using words like “baseless”, “unfounded” and “malicious” and the ARDC will simply ignore or cover up.   So my question to the ARDC is how many lives will be destroyed before attorney Peter Schmiedel will be brought to justice, sanctioned and disbarred?
So here is yet another complaint against attorney Peter Schmiedel who I equate as a John Wayne Gacy serial killer with a Hitler mentality: a man in need of power, control and the thirst for money and will do anything — even against the law — until he prevails.  I guess I should be happy if you do anything, please TELL him to make my Homestead accessible so I can safely pack and in remove my property and stop obstructing justice.
But instead, the ARDC is going after good, decent people who also happen to be attorneys such as Kenneth Ditkowsky, a man my mother, Mary G. Sykes trusts and respects.    I rest my case,
Submitted,
Gloria Jean Sykes

I swear to the above information being true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and will testify to the same given the opportunity. This is being faxed electronically. I give permission to re-publich on the internet or any media outlet.

Gloria Jean Sykes 
Bon Ami Productions, Inc. 
773.910-3310(cell)
773.631-9262 (fax and office line)
Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all?

From Ken Ditkowsky–a letter to the Department of Justice

Hot off the presses, KD has just sent me his latest request to authorities for an investigation of the Sykes case.
But it’s 26 pages of PDF so it won’t fit here.
This is a Google Documents public file, so it’s easy to view, read and download.
The attachments are (in case you have not yet seen these):
1. Memorandum of Ex parte communication by Cynthia Farenga to Judge Hollis, ND Ill. BK
2.  KD Letter to ARDC dated 3/29/12
3.  Exhibit 1:  Farenga’s actual letter to Judge Hollis (accuses KD of ghostwriting pleadings for Gloria when in fact Tim Lahrman, a layperson and friend wrote the document.  further accuses KD of improperly filing Gloria’s BK pleadings for her when the rules allow for it)
4.  Gloria’s email expressing concerns CF wants to dismiss Gloria’s BK and CF got the BK changed to Chapter 11.
5.  Counsel for Carolyn Toerpe “tells” the court which doctor to hire (presumably to sandbag a finding of incompetence).  The doctor is clearly not independent.
6.  Mary Sykes’ letter to her attorney telling him she wants to make up her own mind and she wants everything split between her daughters 50/50.  Carolyn took her mother to this attorney to get Mary’s will changed and to benefit from the will in that she would get Mary’s house 100% upon her death.
7.  Carolyn Toerpe signed the Doctor’s report “Carolyn Toerpe, PhD”, when in fact she holds no PhD
8.  Dr. Patel’s letter that he would not sign a document saying Mary is incompetent.  In fact he says she knows her mind but has some poor recall of past events.
8.  Petition for Order of Protection against Carolyn (Petition was never heard and was ignored by the Probate Court–directly contrary to Illinois Law which prohibits the Respondent in a Petition for Protective order to seek Guardianship–of anyone).
9.  Copy of trust wherein house is put in trust and Carolyn takes the house entirely upon the death of Mary via the terms of this Trust.  Trust is invalid under statute of uses because Trustor and Trustee are the same–Mary G. Sykes.  CT has been asserting the Trust is valid, when in fact it is not.
10.  Next of Friends Lawsuit filed in ND Ill. Federal court–Complaint
11.  Transcript of August 13, 2010 wherein Judge Connors asserts that she can invalidate any judgment anytime she wants.  She tells the GAL’s they do not have to follow sec 1401 procedure and file in the other judge’s courtroom to attack the Lumberman’s judgment.
12.  Letter from Gloria to Rehab Assist–$1800 for consulting with 2 GAL’s and lying about spoiled food in the refrigerator, when in fact Mary was sick at Carolyn’s, lost 10 lbs or 10% of her body weight and Rehab Assist never reported that.
13.  Lumberman’s affidavit from Gloria’s Lumerberman’s attorneys.
14. Scott Evan’s ARDC affidavit attesting to what KD said is in fact true and accurate regarding her case.
15.  Gloria’s Affidavit to the ARDC that what KD reported is in fact true and accurate–it lists numerous breaches of ethics, court procedures, safeguards and basically it tells a story of how Mary G “had” to be found incompetent, her house sold, so CF, AS, CT and her attorneys might profit from this evil cabal.  Disgusting.
If you are interested in reviewing any of these documents, they are now public.
thanks
JoAnne

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Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all?

Posted by at 5:12 PM

A Twofer today–Great Response from Gloria

From the Desk of Gloria Jean Sykes

March 30, 2012

Honorable Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge                                                                        Via Fax 312-603-6787

Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan

Presiding Probate Judge                                                Via  fax 312-603-6721
Circuit Court of Cook County
50 W. Washington Street, Suite 2600
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-6000

Dear Chief Judge Evans and Judge Coghlan,

What is clearly apparent is that Officers of the Court, specific to Guardian ad Litem, Cynthia Farenga in this instance, is able to do whatever she wants with no oversight or reprimand: Farenga started her assault on my mother, Mary G. Sykes, and on my good reputation and our Civil and Human Rights on August 26, 2009 and in influencing Judge Connors, Judge Cicerio, Judge Flemming, and now Judge Jane Louise Stuart, she has managed to strip both my mother and me of all of our assets, properties,  Homestead and soon, the home I own and was in the process of rebuilding. She told me that she would render me penniless, homeless and silence me from speaking out against Court Sanctioned Elder Abuse in order to protect and save my mother, Mary G. Sykes, and it is as evident as the nose on my face, that Cynthia Farenga, under the color of her office, has been able to accomplish everything she set out to do.  Cynthia Farenga is ruthless, and even involves her husband, Michael Crawley who served fradulant papers on my financial adviser and illegally obtain confidential financial documents, not only on me, but third parties.   That Farenga, along with GAL Adam Stern and Peter Schmiedel participated in many illegal process services (I was also served with a Pizza Flyer) and then presented letters from the so called ‘process server’ to court stating that the service was proper and successful, knowing that it was not, and then, convinced the Court that there was a ‘judgement’ against me and proper and verified filing of a Citation to Discover Assets – and then I was chained to a metal chair with handcuffs, my freedoms threatened, et al (you know the facts already), and most recently, the Court instructed Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga to make certain that I have access to and am able to visit with my mother, Mary G. Sykes, and the Court order endered has nothing said about such instructions – and it’s been almost one years since I have been able to speak to or visit with my mother, the Elder Abuse and financial exploitation perpetrated by officers of the court MUST BE STOPPED.  That Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern are not only DEFENDANTS in the U.S. District Court ADA complaint, but also in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court adversary complaints, this retaliation against me MUST STOP too.

That this morning there is to be a status proceeding whereby Carolyn Toerpe will present her financial statement/accounting/inventory of Mary G. Sykes’ assets: I cannot be present, but it never mattered because I’ve always objected and filed evidence of fraud, the Probate judges have repeatedly approved the glaring financial exploitation and fraud! I faxed a letter to the court yesterday stating that I would not be in Court due to a conflicting schedule and that I do not waved my rights to object.  Cynthia Farenga was copied and her response is as follows:

Cynthia GAL

To GLORIA Jean SYKES, Lucinda, pschmiedel@fischelkahn.com, sternlaw@ameritech.net

Gloria,

I have written confirmation of asking you twice in the past few days for your mailing address. No reply. Further, you continue to serve us frequently by email. Do what you want, but I plan to oppose your request for more time given your continual manipulation of the system. Now go call a press conference about how mean everyone is to you.

Let me remind this court that I have had the same address since 1998: that it is because of the actions of Cynthia Farenga, Adam Stern and Peter Schmiedel that in fact, I have been rendered penniless and now homeless, and shortly, Judge Jane Louise Stuart will comply with their requests to sell my property of which all acts are criminal – serious violations of the Bankruptcy stays – and done willfully and with intent in retaliation to silence me from speaking out.  The only person ‘manipul[ing] the system’ is Cynthia Farenga.  Most recently, as a Defendant in the Bankruptcy Adversary proceedings, she wrote an ex parte letter to Judge Hollis in another attempt to influence a Judge and prejudice the court.

To conclude, I have filed motions to have Cynthia Farenga (and Adam Stern) removed from this case as Guardian Ad Litem and each time, my requests and requests of ‘next-friends’ have been ignored and motions dismissed.  In light of the persuasive and recent rulings from the CT State Supreme Court in and regarding Daniel Gross Et Al, v. M. Jodi Rell Et Al, SC 18548, Justice Rogers opinioned,

“This case comes before us upon our acceptance of certified questions of law from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit pursuant to General Statutes § 51-199b (d).1 The certified questions are: (1) Under Connecticut law, does absolute quasi-judicial immunity extend to conservators appointed by the Connecticut Probate Court?; (2) Under Connecticut law, does absolute quasi-judicial immunity extend to attorneys appointed to represent respondents in conservatorship proceedings or to attorneys appointed to represent conservatees?; and (3) What is the role of conservators, court-appointed attorneys for conservatees, and nursing homes in the Connecticut probate court system, in light of the six factors for determining quasi-judicial immunity outlined in Cleavinger v. Saxner, 474 U.S. 193, 201–202, 106 S. Ct. 496, 88 L. Ed. 2d 507 (1985). We conclude that: (1) absolute quasi-judicial immunity extends to a conservator appointed by the Probate Court only when the conservator is executing an order of the Probate Court or the conservator’s actions are ratified by the Probate Court; (2) absolute quasi-judicial immunity does not extend to attorneys appointed to represent respondents in conservatorship proceedings or conservatees; and (3) our analysis of the first and second certified questions is responsive to the third certified question as it relates to the roles of conservators and court-appointed attorneys; with respect to nursing homes caring for conservatees, we conclude that their function does not entitle them to quasi-judicial immunity under any circum- stances.”

The job of a Guardian Ad Litem/lawyer appointed by the probate court is to report, not destroy lives for their own financial benefit.  In the above, long-running civil rights case Daniel Gross, the Justices ruled that court-appointed lawyers do not have immunity from lawsuits if they abuse their clients.  I have many emails from Cynthia Farenga stating that Mary G. Sykes is her ‘client’. The Judtices also ruled, in a divided opinion, that conservators/guardians have limited immunity.   The ruling is far-reaching with implications for our troubled probate court system:  attorneys such as Cynthia Farenga—and to a lessor extent, Carolyn Toerpe who is a named abuser/respondent to a petition for a protective order and also appointed plenary Guardian over Mary G. Sykes and over Mary G. Sykes’ objections—cannot ignore the wishes of a client/ward.

For case number 2009 P 4585, In Re. the Estate of Mary G. Sykes, where the requirements of Sodini have NEVER been met, this has huge implications because Cynthia Farenga openly IGNORES THE WISHES OF MARY. G. SYKES.  My mother may be 93 years old, but she had the same rights as the rest of us….  Cynthia Farenga has perpetrated many crimes against not only my mother, but also all people my mother loves and trusts.  Aunt Yo, who is almost 83, perhaps is suffering as much as my mother (Mary G. Sykes is drugged, isolated, medically and socially neglected, and financially exploited with the knowledge of and the help from GAL Cynthia Farenga.)

And so do I have rights.  Therefore, Judge Evans I ask you one more time to have the Sykes case investigated by the States Attorneys Office: to stop GAL’s Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern from this on-going retaliation and open violations of both my mother’s and my Civil Rights, Bill of Rights, Illinois and United States Constitutions.

Today’s proceedings needs to be continued and I demand proper notice, service, et al before this court has any jurisdiction. That said, why are there two guardian ad litems at all, or still on this case?

My mother is being robbed of the humanity at the end of her life.  Mary G. Sykes is being used as a pawn: Cynthia Farenga, Adam Stern, Carolyn Toerpe, Peter Schmiedel, et al, have simply ignored her and in order to silence her, Mary G. Sykes is isolated in the home of a named abuser/respondent to a petition for a protective order where my mother asked the Domestic Violence Court to protect her from Carolyn Toepre.  Farenga, Stern, and Toerpe were able to thwart the hearing on the order of protection and instead agreed to a guardianship – even though Mary G. Sykes objected, and objected and objected again.  You have copies of the hand-written letters, the links to the digital recordings published on YouTube, and you’ve also received letters from National advocacy groups.  In retaliation, I have been targeted.  I will not be silenced.  As I have said, no devil in hell or person in spirit will stop me from saving my life and protecting my properties in order to save the life of my mother Mary G. Sykes.

This is my mother’s life and hard earned money/property wealth.  This is my life and my hard earned money, property and wealth.  My mother has civil and human rights. I have human and civil rights. This is also the United States of America not Hitler’s Germany.

I am humbly at loss for words.

You can change all of this. Daniel Gross passed before the CT State Supreme Court opinioned, but his legacy is a powerful one and lasting:  if you are old and disabled, probate court can no longer take advantage of you – for the financial gain of lawyers appointed as officers of the court.  Cynthia Farenga should be sanctioned and upon your recommendation, removed from the Sykes case and investigated by the ARDC immediately.  Your immediate attention is much appreciated.

Healthy Regards,

Gloria Jean Sykes

773-910-3310

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all? Yikes, that’s scary.

Cynthia Farenga writes a letter, and what she doesn’t know, cuz she didn’t check facts first…..it turns out to be hilarious!

Friday, March 30, 2012

From JD, the blogmeister for Sykes Probate:
This is a letter apparently CF wrote to Judge Hollis who is Gloria’s bankruptcy judge and got Gloria a copy like 10 days later.  That was nice.  Now for those of you that do not know this, one party is NOT supposed to write to the court without sending a copy to all parties that have appeared in the case.  That’s an unfair and unethical exparte communication.  CF’s excuse is, she doesn’t know Gloria’s right address.  What?  CF renders Gloria penniless and homeless, a couch surfer,and now CF can’t properly serve Gloria to send a letter to the judge?  Isn’t that CF’s problem? In any case, Gloria is apparently a couch surfer and is homeless, but has internet and efax, but CF can’t be bothered with that.  Gloria is pro se so there’s a lot more laxity with court rules for her.
Second funny part is the complaint CF has.  In case you didn’t know, in federal court the parties are supposed to disclose to the court if they hired an atty ghostwriter.  Now, CF assumes that KD wrote the pleading she is complaining about that is “professionally drafted”.  Another teeheetee on her.  Turns out it was written by one of Gloria’s friends, the highly talented and behind the scenes friend of Gloria, Mr. Tim Lahrman.  I don’t think Mr. Lahrman even has any college, let alone a law degree or bar admission.  But I emailed him, and he thanks CF for her honorable accusation of the pleading being drafted by a lawyer and then used in BK court.  I haven’t checked to see if that’s true it has been used in BK court, but anyone can write me with the document number if it was in fact actually used.  Tim works tirelessly as an untrained and rogue guardian advocate for victims of probate abuse across the country.  He is a saint and an angel.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, we have had our quarrels, but he should know this.
And as for CF, you might want to check the facts before you write annoying letters.  I said the pleading only CAME from KD, he actually got it from Tim, who drafted the thing.  You could have ASKED before you drafted up this piece of untrue junk.
And finally, while the ABA has published several articles on pro se parties and their hired attorneys having to inform the court if their pleadings were drafted by a professional, there is no such requirement in Illinois state court, nor is there any requirement that a pro se litigant disclose the writings and musings they find on a blog!  A blog is public, anyone can use the contents, (if not a copyright issue), but legal documents and forms cannot be copyrighted.  That’s right, the work product of lawyers is specifically excluded from copyright law.
Now for the junky patently untrue letter.
Cynthia R. Farenga/ Attorney at Law/ 1601 Sherman #200/ Evanston, Il 60201/
Ph.    847.475.1300 / fax 847.866.8885 / cfarenga@comcast.net
March 19, 2012
Hon.  Pamela  Hollis
U. S Bankruptcy Court
219 S. Dearborn #644
Chicago, Il 60604
Re: Kenneth Ditkowsky involvement in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case  No. 11 B 39831 Gloria Jean Sykes Debtor in Possession
Dear Judge Hollis:
I am one of the Guardians ad Litem for Mary G. Sykes in her guardianship estate captioned “Mary G. Sykes, a disabled person”, which is administered in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. My involvement in this matter is as one of several defendants in Gloria Jean Sykes  v. Toerpe et al, Adversary proceeding No. 11-02689.
Several court appearances ago, the Court expressed concern as to whether attorney Kenneth Ditkowsky was representing Ms. Sykes in her bankruptcy. She was initially represented by Jeffrey Esser, who was given leave to withdraw. Thereafter, her pleadings state she is filing pro se, including in the relevant document, “Memorandum of Gloria Sykes,”  which has been published o n the marygsykes.blogspot.com website.  As I recall, the Court’s concern arose from the use of Mr. Ditkowsky’s federal electronic filing account to file one of Ms. Sykes’ pleadings. The Court directed Mr. Ditkowsky to appear before the Court to describe his involvement, if any, in the bankruptcy case. He stated that he was not involved at all in representing  Ms. Sykes in the instant matter.  At that time, the Court asked to be notified if contrary information s was discovered about Mr. Ditkowsky’s involvement in Gloria Sykes’ bankruptcy case. The Court admonished him as to the possible loss of his electronic filing privileges if he had misrepresented his involvement in the case.
It has come to my attention that Mr. Ditkowsky may have authored significant portions of Ms. Sykes’ bankruptcy pleading, “Memorandum of Gloria Sykes.” `As I am not authorized to investigate this matter,  I have enclosed copies of the blog posts,  which I think can reasonably be interpreted to suggest Mr. Ditkowsky’s involvement.  I am not sure how to bring the matter to the Court’s attention other than by this letter, (a copy of which has been sent to Gloria Sykes).
To explain the connection between the two relevant blogs on which the Memorandum is discussed/posted:  attorney JoAnne Denison established two blogs relating to Mary Sykes’ guardianship, namely, marygsykes.blogspot.com and marygsykes.wordpress.com.  Ms. Denison, Mr. Ditkowsky and Gloria Sykes know each other and have been involved in various aspects of Mary’s guardianship estate since almost as soon as it was established. On 11/23/11, Ms. Denison posted a “Memorandum of Judgment” on the blogspot site titled “Info for Bankruptcy Court from Mr. Ken Ditkowsky, J.D., an Ill. Licensed attorney. On the same date on the wordpress site she described the Memorandum as “From Mr. Ken Ditkowsky, an Illinois attorney…His draft to the bankruptcy court. Please click on the above to see what he has written to help Gloria. Excellent job.”   Blank spaces on the draft pleading allowed Gloria Sykes to fill in personal information.  In terms of authenticating the authorship, a reading of the entire blog reveals that Mr. Ditkowsky himself has posted entries, leading one to conclude that he is aware of Ms. Denison’s prior posting of the draft Memorandum. Moreover, he and Ms. Denison have jointly posted entries on her blog(s).
I hope it has been appropriate to bring this matter to the Court’s attention.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.
Very truly yours,
Cynthia R. Farenga
Enc:  marygsykes.wordpress.com d. 11/23/11    one page
Marygsykes.blogspot.com     d. 11/23/1     three pages
Cynthia Farenga
My Repsonse;
Mr. Ditkowsky is 75 years old.  He has no idea about how to access or read a post, or subscribe to a blog, etc.  He actually told me that as far as he was concerned, “a post is something you hitch a horse to.”
So I will apologize to Tim for stealing his thunder inadvertently.
And I also have to question the other dumb assumption that KD was hired to write pleadings for Gloria from a blog.  CF knows that Gloria has no money.  She was part of the plan to render Gloria homeless and penniless, via Gloria’s sister, Carolyn and secret away Mary G to a remote location and isolate her. She knows that KD and I am helping Gloria without payment.  Where did she get the idea that KD was a hired ghostwriter for her pleadings in BK?  Did she ask?  Did she first make a reasonable inquiry?
No.
So, like Roseanne Roseannadanna, I guess her final response to all of this is “nevermind.”
The real question is, if and when she will tell Judge Hollis it turns out that Tim Lahrman, someone who is not an attorney, and I know has not gone to law school, has drafted the pleading in question.  We know she reads this blog regularly from the letter itself. And I supposed Gloria could send it to her, but we all have better things to do, I think.
I’ll think about it and let ya all know.
JoAnne Denison
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Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
And for this post only, if you don’t like something on this blog and feel an urge to write a letter to a court, you might want to have me check it out first for errors and misunderstandings.  This is a blog.  It reflects the musings, thoughts, IMHO’s and all sorts of streams of consciousness of the individuals contributing to it.  We have the right to do this under the US and Illinois Consitutions and there is latitude in publications of newsworthy importance.  We are now up to 1800 views on this website alone (I have not found the stats on the Blogger website, I assume they do not have them).  Perhaps I need to say that this blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings in court without checking with me for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.

PS–with respect to the accusation that KD “let” Gloria file something using his Pacer BK access, respectfully Judge Hollis was mistaken.  But then again, KD should have argued the rule.  The rule regarding Pacer filings is that the attorney can let others use the account as long as he agrees with the filing and that the filing complies with Rule 11 and that means it isn’t being done to harass, annoy,  delay or needlessly multiply the proceedings.  There was nothing wrong with what KD did.  Gloria needs help and lawyers should ALWAYS help out those that are penniless and want their side of the case heard so that justice might be done.  Gloria, I now have BK pacer access and I would be pleased to help you out with any, valid reasonable pleading.  I have no problem uploading a memo at the same time, citing the real rule, that you are penniless and need help and that all lawyers have a duty to help out those that are in need and load up stuff on Pacer for them.