Gloria’s ARDC Complaint against Atty Deborah Jo Soehlig

Dear Readers:

While we have not to date published an entire blog article regarding Atty Deborah Jo Soehlig, today is her day.  I would excuse her if she were just a young associate that is easily deceived and blinded by partners with decades more experience in twisting and manipulating facts, but according to the ARDC, she has been around since 1987.

1987 and she still does not do her own investigation of the facts?  That is indeed a very, very dangerous situation.

Well, Ms. Soehlig, I hope today is your day.  To read this blog.  To understand that what you are doing at your firm is NOT worth it.  Gloria and her mom lived together for 10 years and Gloria took admirable care of her.  Then Mary G was ripped from her home and family and neighbors she knew since the 1950’s and has been isolated in Naperville.  Go look at the videos, please sign the Petitions to get her home.  Look at the FACTS.  They are selling the homes only for greed.   The Soldini notices ARE jurisdictional.  You are now wound up in a proceeding without standing or authority.  It is clearly ultra vires  in nature and their liability becomes yours.

Your job is only a paycheck.  When you elevate your soul, the rewards are much, much greater in life.

I hope you can find your spine and read the blog, the entire Probate file and do your own investigation.  Then quit.  Walk out and go on your own.  Apologize to Gloria and the court and set the record straight.  I have been on my own now for years and years, but I need not be involved in greed and corruption and creating unjustified pain and sorrow for others.

If you can do this, I promise to help you.  It has NOT been easy for me, helping others often without pay or promise of pay or anything on the horizon.  But I have done it and I am still doing it.

Sincerely

JoAnne Denison

Now, for Gloria’s Complaint:

From the Desk of Gloria Jean Sykes

TO:  The ARDC Illinois

RE: Attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig of Fischel & Kahn

To Whom It May Concern,

Yesterday, February 17, 2012, attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig stood before a federal bankruptcy judge, (Pamela Hollis) and LIED.  This is not the first time she (and her colleague of Fischel & Kahn–Peter Schmeidel) misrepresented the facts to a FEDERAL JUDGE, or even a STATE JUDGE, but this time she did it with vindictive retaliation in order to further ‘bully’ me and dispossess me from not only my property “Homestead”, but also all property of my bankruptcy estate and procure a favorable ruling in order for her to have a huge financial gain.  It is a matter of fact that:

(1)  Deborah Soehlig will NOT get paid one penny for her unethical and lawlessness services provided to her client Carolyn Toerpe, the Plenary Guardian, unless she successfully does me great harm (renders me penniless and homeless in order to silence me);
(2)  Deborah Soehlig is giving Carolyn Toerpe legal advice on how to financially exploit, willfully deprive, and otherwise, perpetrate egregious and deadly elder abuses against my mother, Mary G. Sykes,
(3) Deborah Soehlig knows she is before a Federal Judge without standing: that she or her client, are not “creditors” and she is wilfully interfering and abusing me in a proceeding that she does not belong involved in;
(4) Deborah Soehlig knows or should know the law(s) and the Bankruptcy Codes and the Rules of procedure, but still, she pretended that she had me served notice regarding her Motion to Adopt she (allegedly) filed with the U. S. District Court in re the Estate of Gloria Jean Sykes, when in fact I was never properly served and the Affiant lied;
and,
(5) Deborah Soehlig knows or should know that her client is a ‘fraud’ and that there is but a “Naked Trust” or the trust property was improperly claimed in the Mary G. Sykes Trust rendering it thereby invalid, and that her client has no right to possession of the property at 6014 N. Avondale (“Subject Property” or “Homestead”) in whole or in part: that said, Deborah Soehlig knows or should know that the illegal and wrongful eviction perpetrated against me dictated that I be dispossessed of the second floor only and that her client LIED to the Deputy Sheriff, creating false statements against me, in order to have me forcibly removed from the entire Subject Property against my will or consent.  Deborah Jo Soehlig knows or should know that the Sheriff placed their purportedly legal sticker of dispossession on the second floor but that her client changed the locks on the first floor in order to dispossess me of the entire premises–an action which was false and unwarranted under the allegedly proper court order the Sheriff had attained color of authority thereunder.

Attorney, Deborah Jo. Soehlig, not unlike her ethically challenged colleague attorney Peter Schmiedel, have violated the same codes of ethics and professionalism and so the ARDC only need to refer to my numerous prior complaints against attorney Peter Schmiedel to pursue their investigation.  Deborah Jo Soehlig knowingly has committed serious torts and criminal acts no less than that amounting to acts of civil terrorism against both my mother and I for her own greed and financial gain, and she told me yesterday that she will “dictate when or if I get my personal property, my tools of the trade and intellectual property,  and or any of my confidential legal documents– including evidence much needed to prevail in the Federal Cases”, back into my possession. She LIED to the federal judge yesterday when she knows that the Order of October 25, 2012 is being appealed and that the court lacked jurisdiction to address that order — and yet, Attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig created the false and improper illusion that I was a “dangerous” person and her client was “in need of protection” and therefore a security company was hired to protect Carolyn Toerpe and Toerpe’s property at the Subject Property.  Deborah Soehlig knows that none of the property currently housed at 6014 N. Avondale belongs to her client, or has ever in fact belonged to her client.

I have submitted numerous claims and requested protection under the ARDC’s Client Protection Program and I have been repeatedly denied. The loss of the properties of my estate, the egregious lies  narrated by attorney(s) such as Deborah Jo Soehlig have caused me (1) loss of money and property as a result of the intentional dishonest statement by attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig;
(2) that Deborah Jo Soehlig has wrongfully misappropriated or converted, is using, and withholding my money and my property;
(3) that these loses occurred while Deborah Jo Soehlig was acting as Carolyn Toerpe’s lawyer and in a fiduciary capacity related to the practice of law (attorney for the alleged Plenary Guardian of the Estate of Mary G. Sykes);
(4) that because of the huge losses of property, income, et. al, due to Attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig’s deliberate fraud on the court which she perpetrated in several court proceedings, she must be investigated and disbarred, or at least suspended;
(5) that I have made reasonable efforts to pursue civil remedies and as late as yesterday, in motioning the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for a Rule to Show Cause based upon numerous misrepresentations, half truths and even outright lies, attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig, after court in the hall when I once again attempted to “work things out” and “set up a cooperative time to procure my properties while we work out the adversary proceedings– the Appeal, the ADA claim and the section 2-1401 that her client will be served today or tomorrow by the DuPage County Sheriff’s office–she has REFUSED TO OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE OR REASONABLE COOPERATION WITH THE INTENT TO BULLY ME, TO CAUSE ME MUCH PAIN AND SUFFERING in an attempt to silence me!

My losses have been massive since Attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig first became involved in these court proceedings relating to the Estate of Mary G. Sykes and these losses are due in full to her negligence, her lack of reasonable investigation into the facts and affidavits previously placed on file with the ARDC and posted on this blog,  and her gross malpractice (rather than intentional dishonesty).
Some of those losses (financial and emotional), occurred because she and her client is not in fact an ‘creditor’ of my Estate in Bankruptcy.  Rather, because she is falsely parading around in the Bankruptcy court as such, my claim is for lost profits, consequential damages, and costs to recover my personal, professional, and legal litigation properties. (Deborah Jo Soehlig has and continues to obstruct justice and she further instructs and advises her client on how to obstruct justice as well, inter alia).

To ignore the egregious and wrongful conduct of Deborah Jo Soehlig, who has LIED on motions filed, verbally LIED to state and federal court judges (the transcripts of proceedings where she has appeared are replete with such lies) and yesterday, she lied again to Judge Hollis in order to influence a Judge and discredit me for her own financial gain.  Attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig’s motivation is simple: greed and money!  She made an agreement with her client Carolyn Toerpe that the only way she will get paid is if she does me great harm, renders me penniless and homeless, and in doing so, illegally sells my mother’s home (and forces the sale of my home — “No, hell no I won’t let her do that and neither should the ARDC”), for her own personal financial gain.

You can easily check on all of these facts.  Deborah Jo Soehlig cannot prove or show that she has been paid for her services over the past two years she’s represented Carolyn Toerpe.  Her and her firm are waiting to sell the Subject Property and my home as well (“my Homestead”) by forcing a partition proceeding when she knew or should have known that I paid for the home in full, paid the mortgage and I was the only individual residing on the premise and that this arrangement was well known by reputable (that is, most all) of my family members–not those who stand to financially gain by the sale of my Homestead.

The financial exploitation, the willful deprecation of both my mother and myself is so blatant, that even a challenged child can see the FACTS that Attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig is using her position and office as an attorney, and using the courts in order to not only churn assets of our estates, but also to set a course that will ultimately ‘murder’ my mother. And inasmuch as Deborah Jo Soehlig threatened my life and livelihood yesterday outside the Courtroom of Judge Hollis in a direct pursuit of  what attorney Peter Schmiedel wrote in an email to my one time attorney Joel Brodsky, that the law firm of Fischel and Kahn will do whatever they must to render me penniless and homeless for their own benefit (to get paid).

The legal profession depends upon the public’s trust.  It’s been over two (2) years since I first filed a complaint against attorney Peter Schmiedel who appeared for the first time as Toerpe’s client on February 10, 2010 and I reported to the Probate Court that he was going to sell my mother’s home and my home too for his own financial advantage and gain.  Because the ARDC has failed to act, failed to investigate, et al, Peter Schmiedel and Deborah Jo Soehlig’s wrongful acts amounting to little more than civil terrorism, I am now homeless and penniless and without any of my personal and professional property as well as my intellectual properties needed to generate an income, and of course all my legal documents.  That said, attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig, if not stopped, she will assuredly not only instruct her client Carolyn Toerpe not just on how to murder Mary G. Sykes, but also on how to murder me as well.  You at the ARDC continue to laugh, continue to charge innocents like Kenneth Ditkowsky or JoAnne Denison, and while ignoring the obvious, you are empowering criminals wearing legal suits and carrying legal briefcases and pleadings to do great harm to the exact people and general public that you, as a oversight agency, were lawfully appointed by the State of Illinois to protect.

I am extremely fearful for my life. I fear for my mother’s life.  Meanwhile, Attorney Deborah Jo Soehlig continues to LIE to Illinois Judges in order to obtain rulings that will fill, or which may be currently filling her pockets with the hard earned money of good American citizens who have repeatedly  reached out to the ARDC pleading for basic legal protection afforded to all.

I, and I’m certain other innocents, live in fear for their lives every day because of attorneys like Deborah Jo Soehlig.

FYI I have not received any confirmation that the ARDC is dong any investigation on attorney Peter Schmiedel after so many complaints were filed against him, that it appears that this is a John Wayne Gacy situation, that the ARDC will do nothing until many die — and then, it will be simply too late.

The last words Deborah Jo Soehlig said to me yesterday as I ‘begged’ to arrange for a cooperative time for me to get my properties from the Subject Property, are “You can’t dictate to me.  We will dictate when, how, and if at all you get your property back.” She then turned on her heels and with her buddy, attorney Peter Schmiedel, simply walked away from me.  Other attorneys heard this and a couple walked up to me in shock!  Hitler is still alive and well…. is the ARDC going to allow Deborah Jo Soehlig to walk me (and my mother) into the Showers, too?

Right now, we’re both living in this Concentration Camp stage of hell on earth, and we can see not too far afield the Shower buildings which is assuredly the next step in this grisly process perpetrated with the assistance of the Schmeilig team.

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–please leave a comment as to what you think is better.) 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. My rate to review is $300 per hour.  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?

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Is the new Jim Crow in American’s Law Enforcement with regards to Senior Abuse and Probate abuse

From Ken Ditkowsky–all good questions for Law enforcement to consider and reconsider!

APPEAL TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
JIM CROW IS ALIVE AND WELL
At all times relevant Mary Sykes was a well-adjusted female, aged 90 years old.    In approximately 2005, Mary’s older daughter took her a lawyer.   When they emerged a series of documents surfaced that were deceptive and misleading; however, the intended effect was clear.  The older daughter was to have full and complete control over the mother’s substantial estate.
Unfortunately for the older daughter Mary discovered what had happened to her when she examined her bank account and discovered that $4000 had been removed from her account by the older daughter.     Mary confronted the daughter and was told “mom, I invested your funds in an IRA”      Even Mary knew that at her age she was not eligible to invest in an IRA and after an altercation Mary sought an order of Protection in the Circuit Court.    The Court personnel helped her prepare the verified petition.
The daughter responded with a Petition to have a guardian appointed for Mary Sykes.     Even though Mary’s treating physician refused to sign the ‘doctor’s report’ the Judge advised the older daughter to find another doctor.     An ethically challenged doctor who would attest to both President Obama and President Bush being in need of a plenary guardian – such as the older daughter- was quickly found and he executed the documents.
The Court appointed two guardian ad litem.   These ‘clout’ rich miscreants immediately joined with the older daughter in her quest and they submitted an agreed order to the willing judge who promptly appointed the older daughter as the plenary guardian with authority to separate Mary Sykes from her liberty, property, civil rights and human rights.     The entire story is set forth in the probate file of Mary Sykes housed in the Circuit Court of Cook County 69 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.
This saga is repeated every single day in Probate and orphan’s courts across the United States of Illinois.    Alleged abusers and other miscreants are given absolute control over seniors with little or no concern for civil rights, human rights, statutory protections or common decency.    In the Sykes case all the protections afforded by Law have been ignored.   A simple precaution such as naming and serving all the close relatives prior to an incompetency hearing for Mary Sykes was ignored and two years later continues to be ignored.
Just for the record the incompetency hearing provides for standard of proof referred to as ‘clear and convincing.’    The agreement of three interested people to the detriment of the alleged incompetent is disingenuous.     Other protections most of which are jurisdictional have been equally observed by avoidance or just distorting the truth.
One of the easiest ways for a dictator or a criminal to destroy dissent is to have opponent ‘put away’ as crazy, incompetent, etc.        Today, as reported on the Blogs and the Report of the United States Government Accounting office is the rampage of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly.    Sheriff Dart (Cook County) sponsored a conference that addressed this serious problem.     The most vicious of these criminal conspiracies is promulgated by the appointment by the Courts of avarice motivated clout heavy individuals who are not burdened by the Judio- Christian Ethic that permeates American Law.    By Court orders, as occurred in the Sykes case, a plenary guardian is appointed (whether the individual needs such assistance of not) and this plenary guardian exercises complete control over the person and property of the victim.
With the aid of a ‘rubber stamp’ Judge, who approves whatever whim and desire of the guardian put before him (the judge) the senior’s liberty and human rights are forfeited.      As long as the money holds out the senior is kept from obtaining his/her final resting place; however, as is indicated in Scott Evan’s affidavit the interim between the guardian’s appointment and final reward may be a living hell!
Lincoln freed the slaves!    You and I by our procrastination have made our senior citizens the new victims of an even more vicious Jim Crow than existed in the 1860’s.       The new Klu Klux Klan headquarters in our probate courts.   A written order signed by judge substitutes for burning a cross or a worn bed sheet.
I urge Law Enforcement and particularly the Sheriff of Cook County and the States Attorney of Cook County to independently and fully investigate the Sykes case   My office will co-operate fully as will friends, neighbors, and family of Mary Sykes.
There are hundreds of people similarly situated who are literally dying for Law Enforcement to investigate the incarceration and looting of their mothers, fathers, brothers et al estates by Court appointed miscreants.    The ‘rape’ of the seniors in the United States is a National disgrace.    The ‘cover up’ is outrageous and a testament to the breakdown of the American culture.    The terrorist threat is from us!    We by our failure to root out the criminals who take advantage of the Justice System to destroy the lifetimes of saving and hard work of our mothers, father’s et al are disingenuous.   Every day that the guardians appointed in the Sykes case continue their nefarious actions is a sad day for every single citizen and another lesson to our children and grandchildren that if you have ‘clout’ it does not matter what the law says.

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

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–please leave a comment as to what you think is better.) 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. My rate to review is $300 per hour.  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?

 

 

So much and so little space for today

I hope everyone is doing fine.  Our court watchers are out there in full force.

Two major (fun) topics to read today.  1)  Peter Schmeidel’s complaint against myself and Ken Ditkowsky which he apparently filed in April, 2012 which was a renewal of something he wrote to the ARDC in Feb. of 2012 which they held was DISMISSED.  Yeah for the First Amendment and actually reading it, and believing in it.  A link to the actual documents are attached and I think it particularly funny where he attached a  copy of my blog; and

2)  The Probate is still trying to erect a completely dead horse and attack a 2.5 year old judgment?  Don’t they know that horse is dead.  In December of 2009 Harvey Waller and son wrongfully froze all of Gloria’s accounts causing her much grief and consternation.  Then what happened is they corrected that and Gloria moved the money to Indiana, I believe in someone elses’ name. Then they continued to freeze money in Indiana as if Cook County Probate court never heard of State’s rights and don’t believe it’s jurisdiction only extends to state borders.  Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern stood idly by, turned a blind eye, and I believe supported this move which was clearly ultra vires!  Yikes.

Now it has been 2.5+ years since the underlying judgment (the Lumberman’s money to repair Gloria’s house), was wrongfully seized and frozen.  The whole case makes absolutely no sense because the house is lying to waste, it is not getting repaired to sell, the court and GAL’s stopped that for some strange reason.  Now they want to partition the house–it’s all insane.  (Could it be money, money, greed, greed?  you betcha!) But worst of all, the two year deadline has come and passed, and the Probate Court says it does not have to follow the rules of Illinois Civil Procedure, as if a King or Queen were sitting in the court room.  Last I heard, the US did NOT adopt a monarchy  in 1780 and appoint royalty in the courtrooms on the 18th floor of the Daley Center!  I heard George Washington was elected and refused to adopt a monarchy on this soil and that happened more than 200 years ago.

Am I missing something or do we now have King Rahm Emmanuel, or perhaps the Board President Toni Preckwinkel has declared herself Queen and confirmed royalty status upon the Circuit Court judges? Was there a ceremony?  Did I miss that edition of the SunTimes.

Anyone want to explain this to me?

Here’s the link to the documents you won’t want to miss reading, esp. since Prince nearly appointed Peter Schmeidel declared his ARDC complaint to be “confidential” (he might want to read those rules a bit more carefully, the recipient holds the privilege and not the respondent, duh!  And I’m a generous chick that will willingly share stupid ARDC complaints for entertainment purposes on this blog)  He wants his complaints to be enforced AND secret, as if that will happen with a mouthy chick running a blog.  If I want to run a blog that is hypercritical of the ethically challenged antics of Peter Schmeidel, Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern, I have the legal right to do this and question every bit of their greedy self serving actions in Courtroom1804.  I’ll be darned if I give up that right.  They are indeed the three stooges of the courtroom.

Ohh, don’t get me going

Check this doct out:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwVHVMbGhRaEZQbU0

And now for the rest of the posts for the day.  Thanks so much to the contributors who are willing to bravely share their thoughts to make this world a better place for grandma and grandpa and who refuse to sell out to the status quo!

Dear Gloria (from Ken Ditkowsky)

Even though Stern was quiet it  is still three on one.

In the not too distant past ganging up on someone was considered ‘bad form.’     The Motion in Limine that I sent you once submitted should is reasonably calculated to force Stuart to sit up strictly to protect herself (as you will be sending a copy to the Judicial inquiry board) and make inquiry on the three stooges to respond.   If she asks for advice from whomever is advising her he/she will tell her to quickly address the Sodini issue and if there is no compliance to immediately order the notices sent out and set a hearing.

By the motion in limine concerning Dr. Shaw you have countered the anticipated new step.   That will not be lost upon her.   By outlining all the jurisdictional aspects that are violated you have blocked Schmiedel’s next anticipated gambit.   There is just too much wrong with he proceedings that will be on record for the Court to quickly hold a bunch of hearings and then proceed with business as usual.

It is clear that you are smarter than either Stern or Farenga.   You frustrate Schmiedel as he cannot understand why it is so difficult to deal with Carolyn and her destructive moods and no matter what he does he cannot push you over the edge.

If you want a laugh – think what he had to deal with when he and Carolyn left the courtroom.    There is going to be real shortage of fishing worms this year in the Naperville area.   I imagine that when your sister reads the Motion in Limine Schmiedel is going to need asbestos panties!     Count 2 will give him full credit for being so stupid as to be defeated in Court by a mere ‘girl!’

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

From: GLORIA  to KEN D.
Stern said absolutely nothing yesterday as CF did 80% of the objections and Adam asked one question at the end about mothers attorney Larry from the center of concern. It opened the door to ask Kevin if he knew whether or not mother spoke with Larry about the appropriation agreement. They objected to the question but k was allowed to answer: he said no. I asked him if he ever advised mother too seek outside counsel regarding signing any agreement and he said he may have but really did not recall.

That at all times KS never reported to the court or anybody that mother was incompetent and didn’t understand or was not under legal advisement is interesting. I was not allowed to ask Kevin if he found my mother competent at the time he met with her when he did nit recall the conversation. Another words mothers counsel could not speak on behalf of mothers mental capacity but if mother was incompetent then they the attorneys should be libel for the financial exploitation.****

Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:01:09 -0700
From: kenditkowsky, To:  Gloria, Joanne and Tim

From the reports of yesterday’s hearing Gloria knocked the cover off the ball.

That gave me the opportunity to send Schmiedel an e-mail that should help both he and Cynthia on their diet.   I did not copy either Farenga or Stern – just an oversight that should make the effect more *** when they see it.

What Gloria told me yesterday was that Stern, Farenga, Stuart and Schmiedel are in denial.   They know that there is no jurisdiction but they are continuing their harassment in the hope of ‘cracking her.’    In fact they are completely at sea because they have not been successful.   What is even more disturbing to the ‘bad guys’ is that they have not gotten Gloria to the point where she antagonizes all her friends and is alone in the wilderness.    For this reason we are now the friends, family and neighbors of Gloria and Mary.

The bad guys know that they have no jurisdiction and the proceedings have great moment in their lives as they have placed their economic livelihood in our hands.    Their insurance does not cover intentional torts, and the Greylord conduct can result in 7 figure non dischargable verdicts.    The flurry of ARDC complaints being filed by these clout heavy criminals against JoAnne and me continues.   As late as April 7 Schmiedel filed another ARDC complaint – this one was that I had a blog!    So what – I have a right to have a blog –  I don’t but these miscreants are not concerned with the truth, or the facts.

Mr. Schmiedel and Mr. Stern threatened me.    I do not like green eggs and ham.     therefore I will continue to engage in my little acts of friendship and brotherhood.

The next focus point is helping Farenga to reach her goal of being 300 lbs.   In my opinion it would held  Diane’s therapy is to feel anorexic

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

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Mr. Schmiedel,

I read in your ‘latest’ complaint about me to the ARDC.  This one appears to be that I have a ‘blog!’  That is news to me!   Let me enlighten you – I am a citizen of the United States of America and I have a good faith belief that Chicago, Illinois still is part of the USA.   If you have any information to the contrary I would appreciate your immediate communication of such information.

Attached to your ARDC complaint was your response to complaints by ordinary citizens concerning your lawyering.   They were indeed interesting.   I know that I’ve mentioned this before when we had our first conversation – like it or not we live in the United States of America in the year 2012.    At least for the forseeable future Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution and the First Amendment are still in full force and effect and neither you, Cyntha Feragna, or Adam Stern et al have any authority or right to interfere with my right or my client’s rights of free speech, assembly or our right to complain to the government.

NOw as to the Blog.   In your complaint letter to the ARDC you complain about my having one.   I understand that Ms. Feranga and Mr. Stern have made similar complaints.   If I do indeed have such an entity (Apparently I also have a website.) my American citizenship gives me the such a right.   Indeed, I also have the right to say any damn thing in it that I desire without your permission.   Indeed, I do not need Adam Stern or Cynthia Feranga’s permission either.   Why you think that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission can censor the words and phrases that I utter is also very interesting?   As a public entity any action taken to limit a citizen’s First Amendment or Article 1 rights is strictly ultra vires and more importantly barred by Federal and State law.   In fact you can also create a Blog and say anything you want.   The only limitation is that the statements should be truthful or defamation could occur.   A complaint to law enforcement that criminal conduct is suspected is not a defamation, unethical, improper or fattening.   In 2012 United States of America even being critical of such luminaries as Schmiedel, Farenga, and/or Stern is not a defamation, unethical or in anyway improper.

Let me make it very clear to you.   As I informed you in our first conversation I do not take kindly to threats or intimidation.   I am very resentful of your attempt to intimidate me with the spurious sanction motion that you, Farenga and Stern brought pursuant to Rule 137 in a court without jurisdiction.   The fact that the Appellate Court vacated the sanction because there was no jurisdiction will be addressed in due time.  My clients and I will seek substantial punitive damages for the outrage.

The friends of Mary Sykes and Gloria Sykes are similarly aggrieved by what appears to us to be extra- judicial activity directed against both Mary and Gloria Sykes.   Let me remind once again.   Your statements on the record have been recorded and the record of the Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois will not be spoliated.  They admit (in my opinion) that the Jurisdictional Sodini notices were never served!   In my opinion that at no time prior to any hearing on the issue of Mary Sykes’ competency has the Sodini notices been served on close relatives of Mary Sykes.   As this is jurisdictional and for the purpose of protecting a senior from being railroaded into losing her civil rights, privileges and immunities protected by the Federal and State constitutions it is my opinion that if Mary Sykes and her family are entitled to Equal Protection under the Law and the probate proceedings in regard to Sykes have been proceeding without jurisdiction.    That should have some very serious consequences.

Finally the Friends of Gloria Sykes are aggrieved that Gloria Sykes’ Lumberman judgment should be collaterally attacked and that in spite of the full faith and credit criterion you, Stern and Farenga are proceeding before Judge Stuart in an Appeal to overturn the judgment entered by a Circuit Court Judge in the Lumberman’s case.   What is really interesting is the fact that Judge Connors was part of a concurring opinion that pointed out that after a judgment becomes final, the only attack that is available is pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2 1401.    In essence in my opinion Judge Stuart is sitting and hearing testimony concerning the Lumberman case as an Appellate Judge without designation.   In my opinion she does not have jurisdiction and the freezing of Ms. Sykes assets was and is illegal.

Justice Sotomeyer in the Jerman case made it very clear that Lawyers and Judges are presumed to know the law, and this is a very strong presumption.    It is my opinion that these jurisdictional issues that seem not to matter in the Sykes case. – however, Mr. Schmiedel in the year 2012 in the United States of America we judge lawyer’s conduct by the ‘clear light of hindsight!’  Lawyer to Lawyer these jurisdictional deficiencies should be remediated instanter so as to mitigate damages.  Additional complaints to the ARDC complaining about my exercise of my right to Free Speech is just going to ultimately enrich my heirs!   The acting under color of statute to deprive a citizen of his/her civil rights in my opinion is a tort that is not dischargeable in Bankruptcy.

You, Farenga, and Stern complained to the ARDC that I offered a ‘safe harbor’ to you in consideration of Justice being afforded Mary and Gloria Sykes.   This ‘safe harbor’ was refused and is not being offered again.

I still desired to ‘free Mary Sykes’ and in the interests of being a good citizen and recognizing that I might be wrong (though I truly believe that I am correct) I then suggested that we all agree that the States Attorney be requested to do an independent investigation so as to sort out the averments and the alleged miscreant activities.   That was also refused by your and it appears to me a concerted effort was undertaken to ‘shut me up!’  This effort is an admission that something is rotten in Denmark!

As you can observe intimidation has not worked on me or the friends family and neighbors of Mary Sykes and Gloria Sykes.   We are continuing to call upon law enforcement to investigation and make certain that Mary Sykes, Gloria Sykes, JoAnne Denison, yours truly and every other person involved as a friend, relative or neighbor of Mary Sykes and/or Gloria Sykes be afforded their civil rights, human rights and equal protection of the law.  We do not attorn or agree with you that we are second and third class citizens because we lack ‘clout!’   That said,  Mr. Schmiedel I disagree with you, and will resist you at ever juncture, but I will fight to the death to protect your right to disagree with me.

As to my alleged Blog – The only problem that exists is the fact that everyone but me can access it and apparently knows all about it.   I would appreciate it if you would assist me in finding it and accessing it.   To my knowledge the only Blog that I have or maintain is in your imagination!
you may post this memorandum on your blog – or anyone else who desires to post it can do the same.   What has happened in the Sykes case and similar cases is a travesty and a terrorist attack on the Civil Liberties of the senior citizens of the United STates of America.   This new form of “Jim Crow” is a cancer that is killing the soul of America.
Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

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APPEAL TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
JIM CROW IS ALIVE AND WELL
At all times relevant Mary Sykes was a well-adjusted female, aged 90 years old.    In approximately 2005, Mary’s older daughter took her a lawyer.   When they emerged a series of documents surfaced that were deceptive and misleading; however, the intended effect was clear.  The older daughter was to have full and complete control over the mother’s substantial estate.
Unfortunately for the older daughter Mary discovered what had happened to her when she examined her bank account and discovered that $4000 had been removed from her account by the older daughter.     Mary confronted the daughter and was told “mom, I invested your funds in an IRA”      Even Mary knew that at her age she was not eligible to invest in an IRA and after an altercation Mary sought an order of Protection in the Circuit Court.    The Court personnel helped her prepare the verified petition.
The daughter responded with a Petition to have a guardian appointed for Mary Sykes.     Even though Mary’s treating physician refused to sign the ‘doctor’s report’ the Judge advised the older daughter to find another doctor.     An ethically challenged doctor who would attest to both President Obama and President Bush being in need of a plenary guardian – such as the older daughter- was quickly found and he executed the documents.
The Court appointed two guardian ad litem.   These ‘clout’ rich miscreants immediately joined with the older daughter in her quest and they submitted an agreed order to the willing judge who promptly appointed the older daughter as the plenary guardian with authority to separate Mary Sykes from her liberty, property, civil rights and human rights.     The entire story is set forth in the probate file of Mary Sykes housed in the Circuit Court of Cook County 69 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.
This saga is repeated every single day in Probate and orphan’s courts across the United States of Illinois.    Alleged abusers and other miscreants are given absolute control over seniors with little or no concern for civil rights, human rights, statutory protections or common decency.    In the Sykes case all the protections afforded by Law have been ignored.   A simple precaution such as naming and serving all the close relatives prior to an incompetency hearing for Mary Sykes was ignored and two years later continues to be ignored.
Just for the record the incompetency hearing provides for standard of proof referred to as ‘clear and convincing.’    The agreement of three interested people to the detriment of the alleged incompetent is disingenuous.     Other protections most of which are jurisdictional have been equally observed by avoidance or just distorting the truth.
One of the easiest ways for a dictator or a criminal to destroy dissent is to have opponent ‘put away’ as crazy, incompetent, etc.        Today, as reported on the Blogs and the Report of the United States Government Accounting office is the rampage of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly.    Sheriff Dart (Cook County) sponsored a conference that addressed this serious problem.     The most vicious of these criminal conspiracies is promulgated by the appointment by the Courts of avarice motivated clout heavy individuals who are not burdened by the Judio- Christian Ethic that permeates American Law.    By Court orders, as occurred in the Sykes case, a plenary guardian is appointed (whether the individual needs such assistance of not) and this plenary guardian exercises complete control over the person and property of the victim.
With the aid of a ‘rubber stamp’ Judge, who approves whatever whim and desire of the guardian put before him (the judge) the senior’s liberty and human rights are forfeited.      As long as the money holds out the senior is kept from obtaining his/her final resting place; however, as is indicated in Scott Evan’s affidavit the interim between the guardian’s appointment and final reward may be a living hell!
Lincoln freed the slaves!    You and I by our procrastination have made our senior citizens the new victims of an even more vicious Jim Crow than existed in the 1860’s.       The new Klu Klux Klan headquarters in our probate courts.   A written order signed by judge substitutes for burning a cross or a worn bed sheet.
I urge Law Enforcement and particularly the Sheriff of Cook County and the States Attorney of Cook County to independently and fully investigate the Sykes case   My office will co-operate fully as will friends, neighbors, and family of Mary Sykes.
There are hundreds of people similarly situated who are literally dying for Law Enforcement to investigate the incarceration and looting of their mothers, fathers, brothers et al estates by Court appointed miscreants.    The ‘rape’ of the seniors in the United States is a National disgrace.    The ‘cover up’ is outrageous and a testament to the breakdown of the American culture.    The terrorist threat is from us!    We by our failure to root out the criminals who take advantage of the Justice System to destroy the lifetimes of saving and hard work of our mothers, father’s et al are disingenuous.   Every day that the guardians appointed in the Sykes case continue their nefarious actions is a sad day for every single citizen and another lesson to our children and grandchildren that if you have ‘clout’ it does not matter what the law says.

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

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. My rate to review is $300 per hour.  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?

 

 

 

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwVHVMbGhRaEZQbU0

Finally–relief from the ARDC!

Note:  Apparently, today both Ken Ditkowsky and I received a notice from the ARDC that attorney Peter Schmeidel had filed a complaint against the two of us and that the ARDC was taking no action!  Way to go Ms. Black!  We are not getting paid for all of our help on this case.  Ken and I are outraged at the complete lack of procedure, protections and assistance to Mary G Sykes, a 93 year old woman ripped from her own home so that her one daughter Carolyn could sell the house and put the money in a trust fund Carolyn benefits from.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
Now, from Ken Ditkowsky:
I have to file my 253 notice and the Answer on or before April 27.  There will be another telephone conference concerning discovery on May 4 at noon.   The ARDC will want to take some depositions.   The only deposition that they have mentioned to date is that of Gloria Sykes.   However, I assume that they will want to take my deposition and that of Scott Evans.    To take those depositions they will have to subpeona witnesses.   I will not furnish anyone, except me.
arranging for the discovery will eat up about six months.   In the meantime I have outstanding interrogatories, request to admit, and a request for documents.  The administrator is in a bind.  He has not done the required investigation required by the Civil Practice Act.   It is apparent that the ARDC complaint was intended to frighten me and get me to put in my horns and go the way of all flesh.
It looks like Ms. Black is getting an education.    ON april 4, 2012 Schmeidel filed yet another complaint against Ms. Denison and myself.   the complaint was another attack based upon the fact that we reported his ethically challenged conduct.   Ms. Black sent PS a letter on April 11 telling him the ARDC was not interested.
This letter is important as it is an admission that the ARDC complaint filed against me was filed for a wrongful purpose – had it not been, it should have generated yet another count.   Thus, two things are disclosed  1) the ARDC is recognizing that Stern, Farenga and Schmiedel are using it to cover up the fact that:
1) the Court lacks jurisdiction to interfere with Gloria Sykes Lumberman award and to continue the Probate fiasco that involves Mary (Sodini) and
2) that we are in 21st Century America and there are in fact Civil Rights that citizens enjoy and
3) that the US Attorney is alive and well and available to prosecute lawyers, judges and others who think that justice equals clout and criminal conduct is going to be overlooked by who is your clout.
The denial of PS’s latest complaint hopefully is an indication that we are recruited Ms. Black to the cause of equal protection of the law for senior citizens!  
Ken Ditkowsky
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. My rate to review is $300 per hour.  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?

Another Option for Elder Abuse–The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

From JoAnne
While Gloria has not had much luck with the CFPB, it is an option for those suffering with Guardianship/Probate abuse—
From Ken Ditkowsky:
Gloria:
I know that you have been given the bums rush by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Like most government agencies they are not worth the powder to blow themselves up.
That said, there is now something new under the sun  – the Administration is searching for an issue to over shadow its failures and to gain success.  With gas prices over $4.00 and food prices reaching for the sky it is very hard for even the most loyal of administration supporters to be happy campers and not be influenced by their pocket books.   Similarly, the Republicans – unless they have a dead wish – have to ‘trash’ big government and the many ineffective agencies that pollute the landscape.
To gain an easy victory, all that the administration has to do is send out the FBI to sequester the Sykes file, and they can bring criminal charges in a matter of hours.   If they tie in some of the other Cook County cases (such as Gore) etc they can even bring criminal RICO charges.   Moving to NY, California, etc they could send a scare into every miscreant guardian that would turn them all into bed wetters!    The WAR ON ELDER ABUSE AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY can dominate the headlines from now until the 2016 elections!   Tax bills issued by the IRS to Carolyn, Cynthia, and Adam in relation to the ‘looting’ of your or Mary’s safety deposit box would be a deterrent to every  Court appointed guardian who has a desire to place a single penny of a wards money in his/her pocket.    With the 50% fraud penalty and interest to be charged it is very clear that miscreants will help the economy and the budget.
Of course what is proposed is against the credo of the political elite – when they become dominant in any venue, they believe that they are above the law and the laws apply only to you!    The Administration by attacking corruption in this vital area would be doing exactly what they promised when they talked about transparency!   The soft underbelly of our dirty little secret will be shown to everyone – and by aggressive enforcement of the laws on the books the Administration can *****.
The Pollyanna attitude of these agencies must be stopped in its tracks!
From JMD:
I remember when I was growing up in the 50’s and 60’s there was no child abuse.  It was a pack of lies if a girl said her father, grandfather or older brother or cousin was raping her. As a result, many, many women from that era suffered unimaginable psychological traumas that continue to impact their lives today.
Sometime during the 80’s all that stopped and law enforcement agencies and child welfare were required to actually investigate and not automatically quip a denial.
I hope that changes soon for Mary G. and all the elderly in the nursing homes who already have homes they want to live in until they pass.
A nursing home and removal from the elder’s own home should always be a last resort.  Gloria is not a felon, there is not a shred of concrete evidence that she ever harmed or did anything a bit untoward to her mother.  It is well documented in the family she treated her like a queen, taking her on vacations, splurging on her clothes, the beauty salon, vacations, etc. She encouraged phone calls, letters and visits.  She let her mom write checks and review bills.  Her mom walked to the local bank several times per week to discuss finances and check on her accounts and her safe deposit box.
As shown in the videos, there was still a ton of competence left with Mary.
Please do what you can to help her and watch her videos and sign her petitions.
Thanks
JoAnne
Petitionshttp://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.

From Gloria Regarding no testimony from Mr. Lippman, esq.

From Gloria Sykes April 3, 2012

I noted an article on the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, the non-profit where my mother sought further protection and met with volunteer attorney Mr. Lippman.  Attorney Lippman read the 2005 Trust and advised mother that it was a ‘void’ trust: that Carolyn Toerpe was not only the trustee but the sole beneficiary and with no supervision.  Mother was outraged. I know because after about 45 minutes of Mr. Lippman meeting with my mother alone, he asked me to participate: it was my mother’s wishes and she waived her attorney client privilidge.  When I entered th conference room, mother had already directed Mr. Lippman on what her wishes, desires, intents, et al were for a new Trust/will and she was going to cut Carolyn Toerpe out 100%.  Of course, I encouraged mother not to do that.  Silly me.  And so, Mother had the will/trust rewritten and all was 50/50.  My property, she wrote, as she did in a previous will, made it clear with instructions that her only interest in my property was should she outlive me: she made it clear she had no ownership rights nor did she want to own the property.  I subpoenaed Mr. Lippman to testify what he could — and in fact, JoAnne Denison spoke with him directly.  What is interesting is that a non-profit legal service that has and is receiving large amounts of money in order to help seniors (free services), would appear before Judge Connors and have the subpoena quashed!  Yep, and to make this even more interesting, one week after Connor’s quashed the subpoena so Mr. Lippmann could not testify that he found mother not only highly competent, but also that she indeed came to CLVS in order to and had vacated the 2005 trust, and that a new will/trust had been prepared according to her wishes, instructions, intents, et al, but that even though CLVS notified mother to come in and sign the new will/trust, Mother never showed up as she was in the custody and care of Carolyn Toerpe. That said, one week later, Judge M. Connors was hosted and celebrated by CLVS for helping them get the grant money set aside especially to help seniors.  Ya gotta wonder how it is that a Judge denies a volunteer attorney from a non profit where Judge Connors helped raise money so seniors can get free services to protect themselves from vultures like Carolyn Toerpe, would deny Mr. Lippman the right to testify on behalf of mother!  Here’s the press release that went out
CVLS Honors Judge Maureen Connors and Sidley Austin LLP
November, 2009
CVLS gave Judge Maureen Connors its Court of Honor award for her support of pro bono guardians ad litem, her sensitivity to the needs of low-income clients and for treating pro bono attorneys with courtesy and respect. Sidley & Austin was honored for providing long-term, high quality, free legal services to the residents of Uptown.

http://174.132.159.233/news/cvls-honors-judge-maureen-connors-and-sidley-austin-llp
The quashing of the subpoena was about one week before Connors was Honored.    Here’s the article when she was appointed to the Appellate court.   Please note that Conors was in the Domestic Violence Court for one  year and Toerpes friend, Judge Gloria Coco was the supervising judge….. and other than mother, she helped other elders and disabled with the appointment of pro  bono attorneys to give free legal services in Guardianship proceedings.  See in red.
Circuit Judge Maureen Connors appointed to Appellate Court
The Illinois Supreme Court announced today the assignment of Cook County Circuit Court Judge Maureen E. Connors to the Illinois Appellate Court.
Judge Connors, who has been a judge in Cook County for 22 years, will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Appellate Justice Mary Jane Theis to the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Theis will be replacing Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald, who announced his retirement, effective October 25.
The assignment of Judge Connors will become effective October 26 and expire December 3, 2012.
Judge Connors was an associate Judge in Cook County from 1988 to 1994, when she was elected Circuit Court Judge. When she won retention as a Circuit Court judge in 2006, reviewing bar groups and associations all gave her favorable ratings.
As an associate judge, she has served in Traffic Court (1988-89); the Domestic Violence Court (1989-90); and the Fifth Municipal District in Bridgeview (1990-1994).
She has served in the Probate Division since her election as a Circuit Court judge in 1994, and was instrumental in organizing a roster of pro bono attorneys who volunteer free legal services in guardianship proceedings
Judge Connors is a member of the Committee on Discovery of the Illinois Judicial Conference and has participated in the training of new judges in Cook County.  She has been a lecturer or panelist for the National Association of  Elder Law Attorneys, and the National Guardianship Association.
She has been honored with the Domestic Violence Service Award by the Constance Morris House, a shelter for battered women; and has served on a task force studying the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
She has served as a tutor at the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and has served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago.
Judge Connors received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University and her juris doctor degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1979.
Before being elected an associate judge, she worked as an associate at Klafter & Burke and its predecessor Nathan & Klafter; and as assistant general attorney at the Chicago Park District.
Judge Connors will occupy the current rotation position of Justice Theis in the Second Division of the Appellate Court, First District; and will be assigned Justice Theis’ cases.
While serving on the Appellate Court, Judge Connors is relieved of all her regular duties in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Gloria Jean Sykes
Bon Ami Productions, Inc.
773.910-3310(cell)
773.631-9262 (fax and office line)

From Ken Ditkowsky — an email to NAGSA (Natl Assn to Prevent Guardianship Abuse)

From JoAnne Denison

 

Please see the great email below!  I was admitted in 1985 and was told corruption was soooo bad before the Greylord indictment of about 90% of the judges in Cook County, that cash envelopes were commonly given openly at Christmas passed right over the bench that the judges were sworn to keep impartial.

Are we the only attys that care?  I can’t even get other attys that I know well to become interested in fighting the obvious corruption in the court.  I ask them to read the blog, sign the petitions and they don’t. 

I have one case that was clearly “paid” and up on appeal.  $750,000 in attys fees down the drain because of a case that was fixed.  I think the judge knew what she was doing was wrong, because of course I filed a detailed Motion to Reconsider, never got yelled at and when OC asked the judge to yell at me, she refused.  When she simply said “motion denied”, it was almost like she was apologizing for having sold out.

Other attys see this, but walk on by……..

take care all,

joanne


From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 7, 2012 9:13 AM

Subject: Re: see email I wrote to Elaine from NASGA

In 1961 when I was admitted to the bar Illinois (or rather Cook County)  was having one of its paranoia sessions.   We actually had two Court systems competing.    We had the Superior court run by the republicans and the Circuit Court run by the democrats.    Except in the Chancery Division bribery was so prevalent that several judges were reputed to have cash registers on the bench to keep track of the cash flow.
 
In the Chancery Division we had several judges who were fantastic.   Not only could you get a fair trial but it was speedy and honest.   Of course this may have something to do with the clients and  lawyers who appeared.   A case was received from the client, and the two lawyers immediately got together and agreed to whatever facts we could.   We then agreed to whatever issues we could.   This left few facts and few issues for determination.    Armed with stipulations we visited the judge.   He attempted to resolve the issues, and those that could not be resolved were set for trial.   
 
Trials were straight forward and the plaintiff was required (if he wanted to win) to put on his case in the morning session (1 1/2 to 2 hours) and the defendant by the end of the day.   If the case dragged on the lawyers just had not done their job.    We were all friends and even socialized together.   None of us made alot of money as we churned out cases without any fluff!   Do not get me wrong – we did very well, but our clients were not frightened by the postman delivering the bill.  
 
In the Courts in which we had cash register judges the judge was aware that no every lawyer played the game, and those who did not were apt to rock the boat.   I was so naive that I lived in this world and had no idea who was on the take and who was not!    The revelation occurred when a Judge called me on the telephone and said:  “the bid is five.”    I had no idea what he was talking about.    When I found out I was outraged!  and just prepared my case with an eye on an appeal.   My buddies guided me with great care so that I crossed every t, and dotted every eye.    (The case settled after the Judge ruled against me – the other lawyer’s offer of settlement was “what do you want?”   I told him and it was agreed.    I do not know who talked to him, if anyone, all I know is that he kept me busy with referrals for a very long time).     (I never told him about the telephone call “the bid is five.” )
 
A judge has no immunity to protect him from corruption.    If he/she obtains any unauthorized benefit or remuneration he commits a Federal or State crime.    This does not mean he/she cannot do alot of damage and/or many not get away with corruption for a long time – however – the wages of sin are not very attractive.    I feel that with the Sykes transcripts and the statements that are recorded a very nice opportunity exists for the Fed to repopulate one or more of its prisons with some law trained people.    The Sykes case with its large horde of gold coins, it lack of Sodini notices, its obvious intimidations, it extra-judicial proceedings (the sanction action against me and seizure of Gloria Sykes assets), the suppression of the videos of Mary Sykes, the ‘cover-up’ by the guardians etc is an excellent vehicle to be a first step in the fight against Elder Abuse and Financial Explotation of the elderly.   
 
My point is that there are honest judges out there, honest guardians, and a great number of ‘good people.’   These people are the solid core of our justice system and we want them to give us honest and candid decisions mandated by the facts and law.    We want them to make unpopular decisions as well as popular decisions(whether ‘right or wrong’ ) as the facts dictate.   For this they need immunity.   In the ARDC complaint filed against me the admission that no investigation was made and that the Administrator had no knowledge as to whether or not the allegations that I am reported to have made is true or false is a disgrace and indicative of an ethically challenged system – however, it the decision to bring the complaint was motivated by honest and integrity and not an attempt to silence dissent I would support it.   If as I believe the complaint was brought to supress my First Amendment Rights the author and those who provided the inducement for the filing ought to be brought to the bar of justice.
 
My point – the baby should not be thrown out with the bathwater.   This fight is not going to be easy or quick.   
 
Ken Ditkowsky

 

From: timlahrman
To: kenditkowsky
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2012 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: see email I wrote to Elaine from NASGA

 

according to Barb Johnson — author, “Failed Justice – Behind the Black Robes”  probate judges in Mass do not even need to be attorneys, and lay people untrained in law can be appointed as probate judges.  Likewise according to Barb ……  the Mass probate/family court system is fraught with political patronage.
 
Barb was summarily disbarred for life — she has since moved to Costa Rico —–  if you wish to chat with her …. and she is very welcoming and responsive  feel free to write her at  barbjohnson74 at gmail.com,  her soapbox is abolishing judicial immunity.