From Janet Phelan, where is Justice for Charlie Castle?

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 31, 2013 1:32 PM
To: Janet Phelan , Eric Holder , matt senator kirk
Cc: “” <>, “” , SUNTIMES , NASGA , JoAnne Denison , rudy bush
Subject: Re: Questions Arise as to Coroner’s Cover up in Sudden Death

Dear Attorney General Holder and Senator Kirk
The Castle case might not have the million dollars in gold coins, but it does have strong parallels with the Bush case in Colorado, Sykes and Gore in Illinois and some of the cases reported in GAO report to Congress.   Across the United States there a literally thousands of victims of elder cleansing and nothing is being done.    Senior citizen rights are being grossly violated and seniors are routinely deprived of their liberty and property and nothing is happening.
By a short date Ms. Denison will be forwarding to you the depositions that she took in defense of the bogus and meritless discipline case brought by the IARDC against her for exercising her First Amendment Rights.   We previously forwarded to you the ‘smoking gun’ letter authorized by Cyntha Farenga complaining about my and Ms. Denison’s call for an Honest investigation that had been picked up by a Blog.    In her ‘smoking gun’ letter she complains concerning Ms. Denison and I having a First Amendment right and shortly thereafter at State of Illinois expense disciplinary proceedings commenced against Ms. Denison and me.    The clear intent of both proceedings was to punish us (as lawyers) for complaining concerning Elder Cleansing.
Mr. Castle’s case is interesting in that his body was not quickly cremated!     That is the usual MO in elder cleanings cases – all signs of criminal conduct are quickly disposed.      Maybe nothing improper happened in the Castle case.   Maybe nothing improper happened in the Gore case and he gold filings just happened to dissolve in the acid climate of Chicago, Illinois.    Indeed, maybe *****.   Everything is possible; however, we will never know if no one looks!      With the IARDC assuming jurisdiction to regulate the First Amendment Rights of lawyers and its panels recommending 4 years suspensions for requesting honest investigations I doubt if many professionals are going to risk standing tall in defense of the Bill of Rights!    I doubt if many law enforcement people want the harassment that the attorneys are receiving.     Law enforcement is a thankless task to begin with, therefore I would not expect too many law enforcement people to risk the fall out of exposing the very lucrative cottage industry of elder cleansing.
I appeal to the United States Attorney General and the United States Senator from Illinois for your help in eliminating the felonies associated with elder cleansing.    Racial and Ethic profiling and cleansing cannot be tolerated.   It is respectfully submitted the elder cleansing cannot be tolerated either!!!!!
Ken Ditkowsky


From: Janet Phelan <>
To: Janet Phelan <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:45 PM
Subject: Questions Arise as to Coroner’s Cover up in Sudden Death

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Questions Arise as to Coroner’s Cover up in Sudden Death

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

Six months after Charles Castle suddenly and inexplicably died, the San Bernardino County Coroner has still not come up with a stated cause of death. And according to a Deputy in that office, a critical report is “missing” from Charlie Castle’s file.

I had spoken with Charlie Castle on the evening of January 15 at around 8 pm. He was frustrated with how long he had been deprived of his freedom and specifically dismayed at the fact that his long awaited trial on his mental health detention had been delayed just the week before.

“They can’t hold you much longer,” I told him. “The accumulated evidence of fraud in your case is overwhelming, Charlie.” I then made a bold promise to him. “You will be free soon.”

Two hours later, Charlie Castle was pronounced dead.

His saga is a case study in attorney/court collusion in denying a conservatee his rights to contest a mental health conservatorship. In addition, responsible parties within the mental health and police systems declined to act according to their professional mandates. All of this stand down resulted in Castle being deprived of his freedom and eventually, it appears, his life.

Castle, who was homeless in Redlands, California, was picked up by court employees Bob Jabel and Wayne Henkelman in June of 2011 and taken to San Bernardino Arrowhead Regional Center, where he was placed under a conservatorship. The Public Guardian was named conservator and Castle was represented by the law firm of Bryan Hartnell, who has the County contract to represent mental health conservatees. Castle stated he was never in front of a judge but waited outside the courtroom while his attorney “took care of things.” His conservatorship was then transferred to a private conservator, Melodie Scott, who was represented in these proceedings by . . . the law firm of Bryan Hartnell.

At one juncture, a judge pro tem, Walter Moore, was appointed to preside over the case. Moore had also been an attorney with the law firm of Bryan Hartnell.

When the issue of Hartnell’s representing both sides of the case hit the press Hartnell resigned. Melodie Scott resigned shortly thereafter. Before Hartnell left the case, however, he fired a shot deep into the heart of Castle’s desire to have a jury trial in his case.

Hartnell indeed filed for a rehearing, as Castle had requested. Betraying his client’s desires, Hartnell’s petition specifically stated that a jury trial would be unnecessary.

Prior to resigning the case, Hartnell’s office refused to give Castle his legal file, telling him it would be a “felony” for the firm to provide its client his file. At one point in time, a lie like that would have cost an attorney his license. Hartnell, however, is still breezily representing conservatees apparently with the same reckless disregard for their rights.

When Castle filed a writ of habeas corpus to have his detention reviewed by a judge, Conservator Melodie Scott began moving him from facility to facility, like a pawn in a shell game. She attempted to have him admitted anonymously to at least one facility, making it difficult for those attempting to assist Castle in his pursuit of freedom to locate him. As a result of his repeated forced relocations, Castle was never served with the judge’s response to his writ. In the space of a few weeks, Castle was moved to four different facilities in two different counties.

Along the way, appeals were made to a number of different agencies which are mandated with addressing mental health concerns and pertinent legal issues. California Disability Rights refused to take Castle’s case, as did Mental Health Advocates in Los Angeles. The Ombudsman for Nursing Care facilities in Los Angeles took no steps to assist Castle. When an appeal was made to Patients’ Rights in Los Angeles County, Advocate Rashied Jibri hung up on the caller, after being queried as to the reasons for his refusal to look into the Castle matter.

When Castle was subsequently relocated to San Bernardino County in, the SB County Ombudsman went out to see him and declined to address his concerns. In one sole act that distinguished her from every other government worker who received an appeal concerning Castle, an employee from the Department of Public Health went out to Desert Manor in Yucaipa and cited the facility for violating Castle’s rights to make and receive phone calls and to receive visitors.

Adult Protective Services in San Bernardino County told the caller that they don’t investigate matters relevant to conservatees. When asked to provide the law which allows that agency to stand down when the at-risk elder is under a conservatorship, APS was unable to provide one.

Police agencies were no better.

Charlie Castle was scheduled to finally have his day in court this past January. However, on the appointed day Charlie was not in court. His new attorney, Mark Flory, told him that his trial was again delayed because the conservator, the Public Guardian (re-appointed after Melodie Scott’s resignation) did not make the necessary arrangements to bring him into court that day. Less than a week later, Castle was dead.

The first three calls asking for a Coroner’s investigation were curiously deleted from the dispatch call center. After it became clear that the caller was not going to be so easily deterred, a Coroner’s office investigation was launched into Castle’s sudden demise.

Last week, Coroner’s Deputy Gabe Morales told me that the report had not been finished yet. Morales also admitted that the toxicology exam, which could be the pivotal evidence as to cause of death, had been curiously removed from the file.

Another suspicious death of a conservatee, Raymond Horspool, produced a Riverside County Coroner’s report that could only be considered finessed. According to reports, Horspool weighed only 137 pounds at the time of his death, a grave drop from his normal 190 lb. weight. His daughter, Barbara Howard, leveled accusations that her father was killed with morphine. Indeed, the Coroner’s report listed morphine as one of the drugs being given Raymond Horspool at the time of his death. Curiously, Horspool was not reported as having any condition which would have mandated him receiving morphine. His precipitous weight loss could well be ascribed to what happens when people are plied with morphine: They don’t eat.

The Coroner’s report oddly neglected to mention the weight of Horspool’s body at the time it showed up at that office. In addition, the Coroner refused to do a toxicology exam, over the protests of Howard and other family members. If it looks like a cover up and quacks like a cover up . . . well, what do you think?

Parenthetically, Raymond Horspool was the father of Melodie Scott’s attorney, J. David Horspool. After placing his father under a conservatorship and virtually kidnapping his Dad away from his wife, Horspool proceeded to use his extraordinary influence with the San Bernardino judges to loot his own father’s estate.

At the time of going to press, this reporter has learned that another concern surrounding an at-risk conservatee in Los Angeles has been assigned to LA County Patient’s rights advocate Rashied Jibri to investigate. Jibri, you recall, was the advocate who hung up the phone rather than reply to questions why he would not address Charlie Castle’s plight.

A request to have this transferred to another investigator has been ignored. In this case, LA County Department of Mental Health employee Steve Dobbs refused to honor a waiver of confidentiality signed by the individual prior to being conserved and effectively hid him from friends for over a year. The man was finally located in a Culver City board and care, depressed and drugged to the gills. The waiver of confidentiality subsequently “disappeared” from the DMH files, according to Steve Dobbs’ co-worker, Dr. Nilsa Gallardo.

Illinois attorney Ken Ditkowsky has called for an investigation of the nationwide prevalence of what he is calling “elder cleansing.” Ditkowsky has likened what is happening to conservatees to the plight of the elderly and disabled in Germany in the thirties and forties. They were the first victims of Hitler’s master race agenda. Ditkowsky’s repeated pleas to the United States Department of Justice have gone unresponded to.

Writes Ditkowsky: “We watch any attorney who opens his mouth in protest having to fight for his/her license as the IARDC (and similar organizations) think it unethical for attorneys to speak out against elder cleansing!”

In reference to questionable acts by attorneys in these cases, Ditkowsky also states: “From the reaction of government to ‘elder cleansing’ you would think that it and ethic cleansing are laudable occupations and attorneys who spoke out were deviants!”

Another Illinois attorney, JoAnne Denison, is facing a challenge to her license for the act of blogging about these cases. Denison maintains that First Amendment rights also apply to attorneys.

The systemic collusion necessary to deprive our most vulnerable elders and disabled their due process rights requires some concerted and dedicated hanky panky. Many laws were violated in the Castle matter by numerous government agencies and employees. Conservatorships constitute a Constitutional loophole and an entire class of people are regularly being deprived of their rights to due process, their rights to their own property and even the right, it appears now, to stay alive.

From Gloria regarding her abuse by the ARDC and the Probate Court

Sent: Jul 31, 2013 10:24 AM
To: “” , “” , scott evans , Kathy Baakern
Cc: Judy Ditkowsky , Tim Lahrman NASGA , Elaine NAsga , LUCIUS VERENUS , GLD , Annie NASGA
Subject: RE: Fabulous jobs on depositions

Good Morning,

I want to first thank JD for taking the initiative to do these depositions, that should have been taken last year by the IARDC and if they had, there should not have been a complaint filed and the waste of money and time this year against JD.  Suffice, let me make myself clear:  the world of internet has spurred a whole new form of “journalist” which is the every man and person who witnesses a crime, an incident, a wrongdoing, or even something spectacular.  This of course has created either problems for bona fide news gathering teams or, it has helped keep the industry on the straight and narrow.  Either way, I do not approve of bloggers, per se, because all too often, he or she puts their spin on the ‘situation’ or ‘issue’.  However, in this case the record is clear: I was not served.  Josephine Depietro was not served. Yolanda Bakken was not served, and perhaps most important, Mother was not served and my mother is the most important person in the world then, and now.  Further, and this explains why there was NEVER (emphasize NEVER) a hearing, and instead, a rush-to appoint Toerpe plenary guardian:  Toerpe was initially appointed temporary guardian of my mother in order to protect Mother’s assets. (if you recall, in October, Harvey Jack Waller reported to the court that “We just received a package with Mary’s name all over it and Gloria stole 1.3 million dollars”.) [Yes, a “package of lies”].  I believe the statute reads that within 60 days the Temporary Guardianship ends, therefore, attorneys Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga agreed with Carolyn toerpe that she should be the Plenary Guardian and on December 7, 2009, the Court entered an order.  Never mind, that the statute also reads that “within 30 days of filing the Petition for Guardianship” there shall be a hearing.  The petition filed on July 20, 2009, two days after Toerpe got Judge Kirby of the Domestic Relations Court to transfer Mother’s petition for an order of protection naming Toerpe a known abuser and financial exploiter, and THERE WAS NO GUARDIANSHIP OR DOCKET TO EVEN TRANSFER TO.  In other words, Kirby transferred it on July 18, 2009, into a black abyss.  The Domestic Relations court scheduled August 26, 2009, for the Petition to be heard.  I had a copy of that order and invited Aunts Yo, Jo, Scott, Doris, and others to attend and they did.  The Petition on August 26, 2009, although deficient, was void, as it had to be heard on or before the 20th of August 2009!
Are we all on the same page?
Toerpe did not bring Mother to court on the 26 August 2009 and held her hostage at her home in Naperville, where mother was held-up as a security, to, among other criminal acts perpetrated by Toerpe and Waller, for their financial gain.  At that time, Toerpe was very aware of the fact that Mother held wealth and Toerpe wanted it all.  She also needed to pay Harvey Jack Waller, which she did, without permission to pay, paid him $17,000 cash!  This is on Toerpe’s 2010 inventory, which, and although I objected, Judge Connors ignored.
THERE WAS NO HEARING TO ADJUDICATE MOTHER INCOMPETENT OR OTHERWISE IN NEED OF A PLENARY OR LIMITED GUARDIAN until 2012, when Toerpe retained Dr. Shaw to testify that it’s his “opinion” that in October 2008, mother was incompetent to sign the appropriation agreement in the Lumbermen’s case: however, Mother was competent to, among other things, sign the Lumbermen’s release form (on the same date) as well as in 2009 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, to discuss with GAl Adam Stern whether she wanted an attorney, whether she wanted to be examined by Dr. Amdur, and most recent, but not limited to, whether she was happy and wanted to stay at the Sunrise Senior Living LLC in Naperville. 
All said, for ages news collecting agencies have sent reporters and sketch artists into Courtrooms where cameras are not allowed, to cover various trials.  The Reporters are able to bring their notepads, or most recent, their laptops, and in a moment’s notice, send back the story(s) to the networks for immediate release.  In other words, without a reporter sitting in a courtroom, we would not have gotten, for example, what was going on in the Gov. Blago case.  Of course the cameras are set up in the lobby of the courthouse, so when and if available, the attorneys or main players can take an interview, but in all cases, reporters (and now bloggers) report what they heard or quote from court documents they receive(d) during the trial(s).  To suggest that reporting what happens during a trial or proceeding, or to report what is quoted from or missing from the verified records, is obscene.
Again, I do not agree with non-trained men and women to report the news as way too often, they do make mistakes, and sometimes the mistakes are extremely harmful, but in those cases, it is not the ARDC who punishes, if applicable, the person. If you recall, the Killian documents controversy, where 60 Minutes presented the documents as authentic. Dan Rather, given misinformation from producer Mary Mapes.  The authenticity of the documents were challenged within hours of the broadcast on internet forums and blogs, with questions focusing on alleged anachronisms in the documents typography and content and this soon spread to the mass media.  Dan Rather defended the authenticity and his producer: CBS fired Mary Mapes, several senior news executives were asked to resign, and CBS apologized to viewers.  Mr. Rather took an early retirement.  (This is also why CBS killed our story, because AS, CF, and PS threatened to sue and create the same scenario, claiming that the digital recording of my Mother was fake and ****)  Let me also say this, many of the bloggers were attorneys, who, with no dog in the fight, took to the internet and exposed the irregularities of the documents.
The attorneys and all people who blogged were not disbarred or punished: they had a right to speak out and publish their so-called reports.  In 2005 it was the Killian Controversy — today it’s the Sykes controversy.  No matter the controversy, any person who wants to blog can — and if like JD has the authentic and verified court records, which she does–can blog as  much as she wants.  The problem is, law enforcement elect to believe AS, CF, PS et al. rather than the facts as recorded in 14 verified court records of the Sykes case.  [But these are the same law enforcement personnel that ask to delete pictures and video thereby engaging in obstruction of justice and witness tampering, spoliation of evidence, etc.]
I The title to the chapter in my book is “The Sykes Documents Controversy”. 
People, blog away!
Finally, I’ve contacted the Official Court Reporter’s office this morning and spoke to *****, and my first step it to question the court reporter *** as to why she accidently omitted, ignored, intentionally left out, or otherwise edited the court record of June 25, 2013.  As there were highly respected and educated court watchers in the Courtroom on this date who recorded and then reported what occurred and what Judge Stuart said, there can be no doubt that highly important directions to Carolyn Toerpe from the Court were omitted from the transcript, including but not limited to the fact that the Court recognized that Toerpe “co-mingled” her funds with that of Mother’s money:  I await a call back from the Court reporter.
finally, since I read for the first time, yesterday, during the deposition, the answers of Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga and even Peter Schmiedel, let me reiterate this:  these attorneys open their mouths and they LIE.  The problem is that they have gotten away with these LIES for such a long time, and in fact, they LIED to the US District Court, the US Bankruptcy Court, the FED Court, the Illinois Appellate court and to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and each time they have prevailed in spite of the misinformation and egregious lies.  These people are People of The LIES.  Because the courts have empowered them, they actually believe each word they utter.  It is unfortunate that proverbial and profound LYING has yet to be diagnosed as a mental illness, but it is.  Adam Stern, Peter Schmiedel, Cynthia Farenga have been in the business of financially exploiting the elderly and disabled through guardianships for a very long time:  similar to the July 20, 2012 mass shooting inside a Century Movie theater in Aurora Colorado, where James Egan Holmes fulfilled a delusion — AS, CF, PS, and Carolyn Toerpe are simply fulfilling a delusion.
Finally, all of this is simply a distraction to divert all of our attention away from my Mother, who, is suffering greatly and whose life is being shortened by the minute because the IARDC and law enforcement has refused to act and investigate.  If you recall, the beginning of this year, Ms. Blunk, a widow of the movie theater killings, filed a lawsuit against the University of Colorado in Federal court claiming that had the school psychiatrist done her/his job, the slaughter would have been prevented as Holmes would have been detained after he admitted he “fantasized about killing a lot of people”. This type of lawsuit had been anticipated in an August 2012 article co-authored by bioethicist Arthur Caplan which discussed the applicability of the landmark California Supreme Court decision in Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California (1976) to the facts of the Aurora shooting.  This case is applicable here, although I pray daily and often each day, that my mother survives this horrifying ordeal, but should she be murdered because the ILARDC and law enforcement fail to act, knowing the ‘facts’ as they do, I, and I know other family and friends will move to file a similar suit in Federal Court.  All have a good day.
Again, the IARDC, Toerpe, AS, CF, PS have simply distracted you, me, the media, the Courts from the true issue at hand:  MARY G. SYKES.  We need to be focused.  Altered and amended official transcripts are problematic not just for the court reporter, but the Court.  Judge Stuart told me when I reported other transcripts altered, edited and amended, and told me that she, as the Judge, had a right to delete narrative from the transcripts.  
Healthy Regards,
Gloria Jean Sykes

Frm Ken Ditkowsky

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 31, 2013 11:17 AM
To: Eric Holder , Cook County States Attorney , “” , Edward Carter , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG” , “” , “”
Cc: NASGA , probate sharks , JoAnne Denison , Harry Heckert , Len Holland , “”
Subject: Comments by Ms. Gloria Sykes – that should be noted!

The sweeping under the ‘rug time’ is over.     For four years Mary Sykes has been deprived of her liberty and her property.    For four years Mary Sykes has been deprived of the companionship of her two surviving siblings, her friends, her younger daughter, her  garden club and her church by two de-facto guardian ad litems, a defacto a plenary guardian and a host of State of Illinois paid lawyers acting in concert in the illegal quest – pursuant to the color of authority (law) by a Court lacking jurisdiction.  The Rule of Law as set out in 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3 et seq. has been ignored.    The Rule of Law (First Amendment Rights) set out by the United States Supreme Court has been ignored.   The core values of the United States of America have been assaulted.   Everyone at this point in time is aware that 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 – which is jurisdictional – was intentionally ignored.    Thus, the Circuit Court of Cook Counthy lacked jurisdiction to separate Mary Sykes from her liberty and property – and for 4 years has been hoodwinked by Stern, Farenga, et al to not properly address the issue.
The actions of the  Attorney Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel as reported by Ms. Sykes and other to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission are so reprehensible as to shock the consciousness of every citizen except apparently those employed by the State of Illinois as four years have elapsed and Mary is being kept in a secret location away from her family, her friends, her garden club, her church.    Her home was secretly sold so that she is now ready to be elder cleansed!     Gloria Sykes (Mary’s younger daughter) is absolutely correct!      Are the core values of American democracy alive and well?   Or have those values been so watered down that we now have a North Korean state in Illinois.
If the pattern of elder cleansing is followed, we will hear very shortly of the tragic death of Mary Sykes.    Mary will be cremated within hours and the miscreants will offer Mary’s two sisters and younger daughter their sincere condolences.    The million dollars in gold coins and other assets will go un-inventoried and untaxed.    The Peoples republic of Illinois will lose thousands of dollars in tax money while the miscreants will be well enriched for their efforts in the elder cleansing of Mary Sykes.    On June 25, 2013 Mr. Stern reported to the Court of the progress of Mary Sykes!    It was interrupted by the unauthorized visit of Mary’s younger sibling, her younger daughter and most seriously an elderly friend and two younger friends.    This visit interrupted a carefully crafted effort to, now that Mary’s home has been secretly disposed of by the miscreants, eliminate Mary’s presence.
Unfortunately the Rudy Bush and others can cite examples of similar ‘elder cleansing!’     Ms. Sykes is correct – no matter what documents or disciplinary proceedings the IARDC files against lawyers who complain,  law enforcement, the IARDC, the legal profession, and the media are going to be reminded daily that in Naperville Illinois there sits a senior citizen (warehoused and waiting to die) who has been illegally deprived of her liberty and her property.     Read Ms. Sykes’ statement, and read her deposition!   Read Mary’s sister’s deposition!     Why has no grand jury being convened to investigate the Sykes case, the Gore case and the similar cases disclosed by the GAO report to Congress?     Why does the IARDC refuse to investigate Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel and it own staff who have openly and notoriously ****.   (The latest gambit being to make a veiled threat – in my opinion – to Ms. Sykes on July 1, 2013 that Adam Stern was in her future as her guardian ad litem)  [for the record it took 17 day thereafter for Senior attorney G to try to color her letter refusing to investigate Stern as a typographical error!]
We need that HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive examination right now.    A Federal Grand Jury would be an appropriate forum for the investigation to commence.
Ken Ditkowsky

I have found a WONDERFUL expert Constitutional Law witness

This will be submitted to the ARDC today:

My qualifications as an expert in Constitutional Law are as follows:
I am a graduate of the University of Chicago, and Loyola School of Law.   I received my law degree on or about November 28, 1961   I am (or was ) listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Law.    I argued the case of Terrazas vs. Vance before the Supreme Court of Illinois, and was the lead attorney in Berger vs. Berg, a teacher case in which the 7th Circuit ruled that a teacher under the circumstances of Ms. Berger had a liberty interest in her position.   Previously, any teacher without tenure was deemed not eligible to sue under 42 USCA 1983.   If you look up my name of WestLaw there is a list of some of the appeals that I handled, including a number of Civil Rights actions.
I can offer you the following opinion:    After reading the statute 755 ILCS 5/11a – 1 et seq.   It is my opinion that the Illinois legislature adopted a comprehensive plan for the protection of senior citizens and disabled people.    This plan has been ruled by the Illinois Supreme Court and the Appellate Court of Illinois to require strict compliance with 11a – 10 and have made the compliance jurisdictional.    They did this so as to protect the due process rights of senior citizens such as Mary Sykes.   The said statute is comprehensive in its attempt to protect senior citizens (and other disabled persons) from the Buck vs. Bell approach.    The declaration of incompetency is not a ‘death sentence’ and does not give the guardians a ‘life and death’ decree to deprive a senior of her liberty and property.
11a – 3 provides a strict limitation on the authority of a Court that obtains jurisdiction pursuant to 11a – 10.    It imposes the ancient ‘parens patrie’ credo of providing the help that an disabled person requires preserving the liberty and property rights.     I assure due process section 11a – 7 sets venue where the Court can most comfortably oversee the disabled person and make certain that her rights are not infringed upon.   to assure that the disabled person is protected, section 11a – 8 requires that particular disclosures are made.   One of the disclosures is the identity of ‘close relatives’ such as siblings.    (It should be noted that if you examine the petition filed in the Sykes case it is inadequate as it fails to disclose either sibling of Mary Sykes).
to protect against over zealous guardians the guardian must pursuant to 11a – 17 and 11a – 18 give the Court (and serve notice) of any changes in the life or life style of the disabled person.
Based upon the record in the Sykes case it is apparent that 1) venue is wrong, 2) the petition is faulty, 3) whatever was attempted as a hearing was faulty = a person must be declared incompetent by ‘clear and convincing evidence’      This means that someone must testify in every case who can testify as a medical certainty that x, y, and z facts exist or do not exist.     As the person who is subject to the proceeding might be incompetent it is a matter of due process and jurisdiction that the close relatives receive 14 days prior notice and every consideration be afforded the alleged incompetent.   This in Sykes 4) there was no jurisdiction and 5) the Court did not follow the statute.
Thus, in my opinion the proceedings were deficient, no jurisdiction was obtained and Farenga, Stern, et al  knew or should have known that 1) there was no jurisdiction and that 2) that the denial of Mary of her civil, human, liberty and property rights was wrongful.      Pursuant to Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution and the1st, 5th and 14th amendments tot he United STates Constitution Mary Sykes civil rights were violated.    Pursuant to the 1st, 5th and 14th amendments you rights were violated by the IARDC prosecution of you and pursuant to section 230 the IARDC knew or should have known that in attempting to impede your blog they were violating you civil rights and statutory rights.
However, it goes much further.   As an agency of the State (i.e. the Supreme Court of the United States) the IARDC knew or should know that it and its staff is required to follow the RULE OF LAW.    In following the law the IARDC is aware that the information placed on your blog is content based speech and it has no delegation of authority to regulate it.   In particular the Citizen’s United, Alvarez, Brown, New York Times and a host of other cases decided by the Supreme Court have determined that such is protected speech and it is unconstitutional for government to directly or indirectly interfere with the same.     A disciplinary proceeding is such an interference and therefore ultra vires!
The really sad part of all of this is that the foregoing is basic.    Pre-teen age children are required by law to be aware of these principles as a condition of being admitted to ‘high school’     It should be mandatory for lawyers to understand at least as much as the average 12 year old!
Ken Ditkowsky


A Response letter to Loyola University–please help us lawyers protect the elderly!

To: “” <>
Cc: Eric Holder <>, matt senator kirk <>, “” <>, Cook County States Attorney <>
Subject: Re: A day to reflect and give thanks
Date: Jul 31, 2013 9:48 AM
Thank you for your communication.
It is indeed a day to reflect and give thanks.   It is a day that closer to the eradication of ‘elder cleansing’ (the sister of ethic and racial cleansing).    It is a day closer to the legal profession recognizing that when a senior citizen such as Mary Sykes is ‘railroaded’ into a guardian ship and deprived of her liberty and property by a Court lacking jurisdiction such is a terrorist act assaulting the core values of America.    Indeed, we are lucky indeed  (and grateful) that citizens such as those who have banned together in NASGA, Probate Sharks, et al are staying the course to keep alive the opposition to the American gulag that has enveloped so much of the national probate judicial system.     As Dr. King stated:  everything that Hitler did was legal!   It was immoral but legal.   Elder cleansing aided and abetted by miscreants not wearing ‘brown shirts’ is still amoral and wrong.
Governor Quinn is reported to have set up an agency to deal with elder abuse and Financial exploitation (elder cleansing is  when the finances are redirected from the senior citizen – Like Mary Sykes – to the miscreants .    The victim is then kept isolated from those she loves, such as  her sisters, her younger daughter, her friends, her activities and her home (which has now been sold).   Mary Sykes ( senior victim) is thus placed in a nursing home warehouse to die!  – In the Sykes case one of the GALs was reported to have informed the Court of the wonderful progress Mary was making – until interrupted by an unauthorized visit from Mary’s elderly sister, her neice, her younger daughter and a family friend.    Of course the GAL and the plenary guardian immediately acted to stop Mary Sykes’ visit with her family and the local police terminated the unauthorized visit.    Rest assurred Mary has been once again moved to a secret location so that her isolation can continue unabated!)    We pray that this is not just another bureaucratic cemetery.
I want you to know that my three years at Loyola Law School taught me to stand up for the First Amendment.  Thus even though the Illinois ARDC considers it unethical for me to exercise my First Amendment Rights and be critical of the new American Holocaust  I have copied them  on this e-mail just to make certain that they are aware that I am not repentant for being an American and following the principles that Loyola embedded in me more than a half century ago.
If I never properly expressed my appreciation to Loyola I do it now.
Ken Ditkowsky

Again, we ask, why does not the court and GAL’s do their jobs and protect the vulnerable elderly?

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 31, 2013 9:17 AM
To: rudy bush , JoAnne Denison , Janet Phelan
Cc: NASGA , probate sharks , j ditkowsky , Harry Heckert , Cook County States Attorney , Eric Holder , matt senator kirk , “” <>, “” , “” , “”
Subject: Re: Trustee’s Rights to own trust property

Dear R***    Just for the record:
The government of the sovereign States of the United States of America have adopted the English Common law and added to it.    To facilitate investment they have allowed entities to be developed that would shelter the investment from creditors of the individual.   Amongst these entities are: corporations, partnerships, trusts, etc.    A trust is not an evil thing – it is device to accomplish a particular purpose.   One of the purposes is to avoid probate expense and interruption.
If you have ten dollars and want to invest it in a widget making operation, but do not wish to risk you home which has a value of twenty dollars you can create a ‘business trust,’ a limited liability corporation, business corporation etc.   This entity using your ten dollars as capital can purchase a manufacturing plant, hire workers and commence business as if it had an independent existence.    If it makes a million dollars it pays the taxes on the million dollars at the corporate rate.   Pursuant the Citizens United it can even contribute to the political campaign of ****.
If you have ten dollars and you wish that the ten dollars be used to care for you in your old age you can declare yourself or appoint a trustee to take your ten dollars, invest it and use the principal and interest to take care of you in your old age.    If you do not wish the trust to be available to creditors etc all you have to do is provide the trust with spendthrift provisions.     There is nothing sinister.   Your trustee is a fiduciary and as long as he/she acts as a prudent investor and a prudent person he/she incurs no liability.    However, if the trustee misdirects a penny it is a very serious problem that could result in serious liability or even jail.    Within these parameters a trustee has great discretion and the beneficiary has little to say about it.   The trustee corpus (i.e. the property of the trust) is owned by the trustee subject to the trust declaration or agreement.
The conservatorship is a horse of a different color.    Its derivation is ‘parens patrie.’   This is the doctrine of English law intended to protect those people could not take care of themselves.    This included children, the disabled, the elderly etc.     The Chancellor (Church) would administer the State and private assets so that these disabled people could have useful and comfortable lives.     To facilitate the protection of the disabled probate acts were enacted so that the administration could be more efficient.   For instance in Illinois we have title 11a of the probate act.   This is a comprehensive code that ‘covers the waterfront’ in detailing the protections to be afforded those person who are alleged to be disabled.    755 ILCS 11a – 3 set forth the credo of the act.   To protect the disabled person from being railroaded into a guardian ship 11a – 8 requires certain disclosures and 11a – 10 sets out the method of obtaining jurisdiction.   11a – 17 and 11a – 18 provide for the administration.
Unfortunately, the one problem that no society has been able to solve is how to deal with the miscreant element who ‘game’  the system.    In the Sykes case we have two guardian ad litem and a bunch of regulators who claim to operate under the system of ‘hear no evil’ ‘see not evil’ and ‘cover-up all evil’   Thus Mary Sykes has had her estate ravaged (over a million dollars has not been inventoried) and her liberty rights separated from her.   She has been totally separated from her two siblings, her younger daughter, her friends, and her activities.    So obscene is the situation that Adam Stern (GAL) has been heard to brag of the progress that Mary is making.    Indeed, she is making progress toward the Alice Gore scenario – i.e. stripped of her liberty and property and having her filings removed and the gold therein *****.     The GAO report to Congress indicates that this is not an uncommon situation, but is fast become the new norm.   Elder cleansing is as much of a fact North Korea, the Gulags of Soviet Russia, and the National socialist movement.
Yes, R*** I realize that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission is attempting to separate me from my law license for   exercising my First Amendment Rights and responding to your inquiries; however, this is still America and I am not going to be intimidated by bureaucrats who are offended by the Bill of Rights!     I requested law enforcement to do an HONEST intelligent, complete and comprehensive investigation of these ‘elder cleansing cases’ and I expect that it will occur and justice will be served.    It is sad that it will be too late for your mother, Ms Cooper’s mother, Mary Sykes and the thousands of seniors who are not subject to American Holocaust!
Dr. King pointed out that everything Hitler did was legal!     I want to point out that what has happened in the Sykes case and similar cases is still contrary to experience of a large segment of the America public.    The Sykes case is a post-board case of elder cleansing!    The miscreants represent a minority.    However, like any cancer left untreated this minority has created a terrorist attack on the ‘core values’ of the United States of America.   Those who protect these miscreants and aid and abet them are equally culpable.   (see Estate of Lieberman 391 Ill App 3d 882)    Like the trustee, the GALs, the plenary guardians, and the public officials all a fiduciaries to the public and to the persons subjected to the act.    They are held to a high standard of conduct which they do not seem to recognize; however, they will.
Ken Ditkowsky

From KDD, fighting for justice in Probate

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 29, 2013 8:07 PM
To: “”
Cc: j ditkowsky , “” , JoAnne Denison , NASGA , probate sharks
Subject: Re: this could be relevant

It is relevant in several ways.   1) the profiling aspect has gone un-noticed;  2) the disrespect for the Rule of Law does not raise any concern; 3) unlike the cases in which a senior citizen is profiled and targeted for deprivation of his/her liberty, property, civil and human rights, the media, law enforcement et al are all geared to protect the ‘gun owner.’      Most significant is the fact that apparently we have elected as judges individuals who cannot separate their personal bias from their duty.
Being elected to a position such as judge does not confer respect.   Respect is earned.     The office of judge has a certain degree of respect, but, the person who occupies the office can denigrate it very quickly by the demonstration of incompetence or bias.    Read the Connors’ evidence deposition or the transcript of proceedings of June 25, 2013 before Judge Stuart.  After you read the documents tell me how much respect you have for Judge Connors and/or Judge Stuart!    Tell me how much respect you have for the Judges of Cook County and how you feel about the 2nd oldest profession!
In my long career (over 50 years) I’ve appeared before hundreds of judges.    Let me assure you that the two judges I refer to supra are unique.   I’ve appeared before John Lupe and I’ve never met either a litigant or a lawyer who left his courtroom and did not have nice words to say about him.   I spend over a month on a trial before Judge D. O’Brien.   My clients thought that he was a “God”       Similarly I tried two jury cases back to back before Judge Hubert Will.    I looked forward to go to his courtroom every day.   *****.
The ‘elder cleansing’ cases have exposed us to the nadir of the profession in every way.    If in November 1961 I met Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel and/or Adam Stern I would have chosen a different vocation.     Instead I met ‘real lawyers’ whose word meant something and who were ‘human’ beings.     I met real judges who made tough decisions based upon reason, humor and humanity.    I remember Dan Covelli.    I appeared before him on a case that was screwed up to the point where any decision made was ‘wrong!’    This was the H*** case.    A very large estate had to be distributed; however, the trust documents that were relevant violated the Rule against perpetuity’s and therefore was void.   Without the trust document there were multi=state title problems,  inheritance problems and a host of other problems.
My opponent and I elected to go before Judge Covelli, lay down all the facts as accurately as possible and let him make a decision on how to interpret our documents.    Covelli, put his feet on the bench, lit a cigar, and them directed the Sheriff to lock myself and my opponent in the jury room.   He ordered the Sheriff to let us out only after we had reached an agreement.    We thought he was joking – he was not!    It took an hour and we reached an agreement.   Covelli entered the order as an agreed order and off we went – laughing.    [of course you could not do that today!  today it would be false imprisonment, kidnapping, sexual assault  etc]    Real judges knew the attorneys that they were dealing with and knew the limits!    Covelli handling the Sykes case would have called in the States Attorney on day 1 and demanded an Honest, intelligent, complete and comprehensive investigation when without following the statute Cynthia Farenga (a GAL) sought to interfere with Gloria Sykes assets, and it appeared the 755 ILCs 5/11a – 10 was being ignored.    Even Judge Lupe would have called in law enforcement when Adam Stern’s whoopers started to flow.     O’Brien would have tossed the miscreants in jail when they brought their sanction motion against me!    It was obvious that they were attempting to intimidate me and they knew the Court had no jurisdiction.
Respect is earned!    What we have seen in these ‘elder cleansing cases’ does not warrant respect – it warrants condemnation!    The actions of the IARDC in demonstrating its lack of respect for the Rule of Law as set forth by the First Amendment and the dozen or so Supreme Court of the United States cases pointing out the ‘content related speech’ is not to be impeded by government is not only without jurisdiction but violative Canons of ethics to such a degree as the attorneys engaged in the travesty
 should be disbarred – rather than allowed to accept State of Illinois salary checks!.     Citizens United may not be popular, but the ruling is the RULE OF LAW.     The principles expressed are the RULE OF LAW and every lawyer and every judge is required to pay homage to those principles.   (see Rule 137).    As the same principles are decreed in Alvarez, Brown, et al the core reasoning of Citizen’s United is not going away anytime soon.    The lawyers who do not pay homage to the RULE OF LAW are not worthy of respect.   They have the right to express their opinions, but there is no right to draw a salary check from the State of Illinois to violate my rights, privileges and immunities.   Their is no right to profile Mary Sykes and for Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel et al to have license to  isolate her from her family, her friends, her activities and her property.     Indeed, as there was no jurisdiction in the Circuit Court obtained because of the violation of 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10  (including 10(f)) law enforcement should appropriately do an investigation as to what criminal laws have been violated (if any) but the conduct of Stern, Farenga, Schmiedel and those who worked so diligently to deprive Mary Sykes of her liberty and property.
Ken Ditkowsky

Making Headway on the Wyman Case, bit by bit, step by step

Today was a very good day in court.  While it is sad that Powell Wyman died on June 22, 2013, we finally found out his passing and John Wyman was able to obtain keys and information on past due bills and the status of his mother’s home.

John and Bill intend to fix up the house and John will move back there as Mother Carol Wyman’s primary caretaker.

See below:

Dear JoAnne

I’ve tried to call you with my thoughts of what transpired this morning in room 217, I can’t thank you enough for being there on my mother’s behalf; but as to a victory I don’t see it that way.  All that happened today is we won the war of attrition because my mother outlived her husband.  [Because the home was in joint tenancy with rights of survivorship] in the deed for the house, Sharon Rudy had no choice but to hand over the keys to the property in court today.

How ironic is it that after four years of a legal battle, where my mother’s rights were clearly violated, she’ll finally be able to come home and spend her final days surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in a house this court deemed unfit for her to live in. But this happened only after the plenary guardian, together with the public guardian, continually ignored their fiduciary duties as to my mother’s estate, which was all she was left with–and all under the “color of law”.

On the other hand, I performed my fiduciary duties with all my reports to room 217 as to my mother’s well being and care she has received under my watch: medical, physical and psychological.  Every year.  Faithfully.  [Actually for 4 years John has done all the cooking, cleaning, chores, mother care–everything–as her primary caretaker, a formidable task]. But what did Powell Wyman report via Sharon Rudy?  They have left my mother’s estate in a financial ruin, with the following bills unpaid, and without notice to family members: back property taxes from 2910-2011 an amount of $4,938,  2012 property taxes: $3,920 dollars and over $2,000 dollars in utilities!  How can this be? I did my duty, so then how can the court not make them do theirs!?!?!
I will take my hollow victory, and if I have to beg borrow or steal, make all of this right for Winnifred, but there should be justice for their ineptness as to protecting her estate!

Again they should be held liable, and again I can’t thank you enough for all you have done so far.

With Many Many Thanks

John Howard Wyman, Guardian of the Person and Son of Winifred Carol Wyman an alleged disabled person

Let’s pray for another journalist in serious trouble fighting for freedom where he is–Eithipoia

Sent: Jul 27, 2013 3:56 PM
To: “”
Cc: “” , “” , “” , Eric Holder , matt senator kirk , LUCIUS VERENUS , states attorney , Elaine NAsga , Tim Lahrman NASGA
Subject: In Violation of Constitution, Ethiopian Blogger Will Face 18 Years in Prison

Read below:

Not only does no one care – well the political elite and law enforcment– but these entities who are suppose to protect my Mother are actually doing her the greatest harm by protecting PS, AS, CF and Carolyn Toerpe.  It is a crime.  This is a crime. but as you said, no one gives a damn about my Mother.  read the transcripts. Adam Stern cries how when he heard there was abuse at the Sunrise, he knew he had to step in.  The problem was his client Toerpe was the abuser — so AS as he has done in the past blamed it on me.  This is how Stuck v. Cook County came about.  But it was Cynthia Farenga who created the scenario to keep son Jame Struck away from his mother — and then, knowing that Mr. Struck himself has some emotinal problems (who wouldn’t under the circumstance) played him and to date all he wants to do is see his mother.  

All my mother wants to do is be with me and all I want is for her to live our her life with the people she loves and trusts — not die in an institution all alone.  That’s what will happen, but then, Toerpe doesn’t have all of my money yet, unless it’s already been taken out of hte Cook County fund ex parte and they’re just playing with me. I called and was told I had no right to inforamtion about the $200,000 Lumbermen’s settlement funds allocated to me via court order.
Nope, this is truly the end of hte World as any person who has wealth, is of age or with disabilitiy will, in Cook ournty and all over the US…  Now you wonder why no media has picked up the Sykes story:   Suffice,

In Violation of Constitution, Ethiopian Blogger Will Face 18 Years in Prison

Yesterday, the Ethiopian Supreme Court upheld the conviction and extreme sentence of award-winning online journalist Eskinder Nega, who now faces 18 years in prison.  Nega was arrested in September 2011 and charged with “terrorism” under a vague law in Ethiopia that has been used to target online journalists and political dissenters. His trial and appeal faced repeated delays, while international human rights and free expression groups continued to criticize his imprisonment and punishment. EFF, PEN America, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and others campaigned for his release, and a United Nations panel found his conviction to be in violation of international law.


Ethiopian Constitution

“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression without any interference. This right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any media of his choice.”

Mohamed Keita of the Committee to Protect Journalists said in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling “The persecution of Eskinder and other journalists is the hallmark of a regime fearful of the opinions of its citizens.”

Let’s all pray for him and if someone has a link to AI or another organization sending him letters and emails, let’s do that too.



How dirty is the “elder cleansing business” and what are the ways the govt conveniently ignores it?

From a recent Chicago Tribune Article on Esfomes and dirty nursing homes:,0,4174874,full.story

more esformes stories:

Ken’s comment on a new Esformes story.  Note these “nursing home moguls” have millions and millions of dollars from fixing services like prescriptions, social service workers, nursing home supplies, etc.  They are NOT a system to be challenged by anyone.

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 27, 2013 9:25 AM
To: matt senator kirk , Eric Holder , NASGA , probate sharks , JoAnne Denison , “” , “” <>, SUNTIMES , GLORIA SYKES , “” , “”
Cc: Harry Heckert , Bill , j ditkowsky , “” , Martha Jantho , “” , Cook County States Attorney , Eric Holder , matt senator kirk , “” , Edward Carter
Subject: Fw: The Straw Buyer:Commit fraud get a key to the city…

With the Esformes civil trial scheduled in the Federal court in Chicago for August 12, 2013 it is significant for
Probate Sharks, NASGA, JoAnne Denison, and Journalists Gloria Sykes and Janet Phelan to have a perspective on total picture.   The trial is one potential ‘nail’ in the coffin of “elder cleansing”     Mr. Esformes  is not the only miscreant or the only ‘lord’ of elder cleansing.    At this point in time it is even a question as to whether or not he is the biggest.   The name Eric Rothner is brought up form time to time.
From my totally inadequate investigation I’ve noted that the ‘elder cleansing’ scandal is not only widespread but reaches deep in the bowels of the ‘core values’ of American culture and society.     The terrorism of ‘elder cleansing’ is as insidious as the 9/11 attack on the world trade center.     Attorney Denison in her blog mentioned the name Eric Rothner on her blog.   Almost immediately she received a ‘cease and desist’ letter from a Chicago law firm.   Ms Denison and I called for an investigation of ‘elder abuse’ and Attorney Cynthia Farenga wrote to IARDC attorney LB demanding that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission punish us!   The Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission almost immediately started Disciplinary proceedings against both Ms. Denison and myself!  (see IARDC website).
The marriage of ‘health care’ frauds and ‘judicial officials’ is foreseeable and even expected.    The surprise is the extent and nature.    The following article should provide background for any investigation or journalistic endeavor.

April 18, 2010

 Through their attorneys, Philip and Rabbi Morris Esformes vigorously denied wrongdoing and said the payments to Borrasi “were market rate and ordinary and customary payments for services…”

Cashing in on frail patients


It just keeps on getting weirder and weirder…..

falling down the ARDC rabbit hole.

On Friday, I received a fax from ARDC atty Ms. O that she was cancelling Gloria’s deposition.

I thought at first it was the dog–Gloria’s sweet, well behaved therapy dog, so I faxed Atty SO back telling her I could do Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon and Gloria’s depn can take place at my office or Ken’s or at any court reporter in Chicago with office space.  Most court reporters and their offices don’t care about dogs, cats, whatever, and neither do I.  I would probably draw the line at a therapy python, but I digress.  (Sorry, I have not been able to warn up to pet snakes or tarantulas.  Turtles I can do, even if I know they can bite my finger off, I still like them).

I never heard back from her.  So maybe Gloria can do Tues or Wed with or without Atty SO.  I asked about that and never heard back.

I am starting to use her initials, because I AM wondering about her.  The deposition was 90% hostile and not really a deposition.  It never really did seek to do truth and justice, reveal corruption and provide a stepping stone for a full blown investigation, and for those of you who have been through a deposition, you know what I mean.  It was more of a form of intimidation than anything else.

Now I find out from Gloria that the ARDC is actively trying to interfere with taking her deposition.  I am not ready to reveal what I know, how or why.

A parting shot at my deposition was Atty SO asking me if I thought via  “my source” I was to “worry about her”.  After what I have learned, and based upon her activity with JC, you will note the use of initials and no, I have not asked–yet.  But the parting shot is starting to take shape. What was she trying to tell me?

If what I heard is true recently, it is yet another instance of witness tampering and obstruction of justice.  Where I had questions, now I am getting confirmation.

Whoever thinks that of Ken, I, Gloria and Scott and others we are all stupid, we never check anything out must be living in a dream land.

But the latest bit of info I have heard is so utterly bizarre, even for me, I am having a bit of a time digesting it.

I know I live in “crook” county.  I have seen and read in the newspapers all sorts of things.  We have had in the last decade or so what 4 sitting Illinois governors take their vacations at club fed med.  But this really takes the cake–all of it.


And exactly how much is there to cover up? How effectively can it be done?

Yes, folks, there is now a massive pile of elephant poop in a pile on the living room floor, but atty SO from the ARDC apparently has been given mile wide blinders for it and a pair of nose clips.  Read on.


From: JoAnne M Denison <>
To: kenneth ditkowsky <>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: okay to publish?

It is very upsetting to me that the SO was more interested in ignoring the massive amounts of lies in the Sykes case, figuring out ways to phrase yes and no questions to cover up anything done in that case, rather than use discovery as the tool it was mean to be–arrive at truth and justice in a particular case or controversy.

Although I have been involved in multi million dollar patent and trademark cases, with highly contentious and conniving opposing counsel, there is at least SOME semblance of both sides behaving like ladies and gentlemen as attorneys and at least to some degree, even if it’s only about 50%, using a deposition for what it is meant to be–to uncover truth and justice.  There actually is some sort of show to that effect–even from the worst of opposing counsel.

This deposition was clearly meant to ignore and cover up the truth and continue the railroad against first Gloria and Mary and then you and now I.

They are so blatant such as they don’t even give any platitudes about lying by AS, CF or any of the other actors in this horrid drama.

Nothing.  Nada.  Not, we are most concerned about those lies, not we are very concerned about lack of jurisdiction, summons and complaint and notice to sisters.  Just another question trying to cover all that up.  No sympathy for Gloria, no concern for her assets or her family.  It was so bad, you will see that SO was actually trying to cover up the infamous Aug 16, 2012 order that was double stamped and scratched out.  SO said “that happens all the time.”  NO, it does NOT.  Here’s the real procedure.  One party drafts the order, the other party okays the order, it is presented to the court.  If one party objects to the decision, they can include in the order “agreed as to form only” or “objections made by part X to inclusion of X”.  But all parties see the order and agree to it.  In FED court, PARTIES MUST INITIAL ORDERS–esp. those granting possession or a money judgment.  The judge does NOT change the order.  If s/he does, the parties are called to the bench and the judge explains the changes and THEN s/he signs the order.

Judges say when memorandum opinions will issue. These are done without input of the parties because they are intended for publication (but may not be cited).

Judges are careful with orders, they do not scratch them out and sign them.

Connors made a huge deal about changing orders–even with a phone call agreement after the fact and told AS CF and myself to avoid doing it at all costs. (We had to change the next status date–no biggie, but Judge Connors made it clear orders are not to be changed, even for a status date and she never likes it).

And SO has been soooo blinded by at least a show of honesty, truth and ethics she had absolutely no problem telling poor prior witness JC a pack of lies before HER testimony (SO called it “preparing the witness” to that tribunal) she has no idea what she did was the absolute low of the low.

SO seemed to make it clear she “didn’t like to be blogged about”, talked about, or mentioned.  But as Justice Louis Brandeis said “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

Maybe she doesn’t like my blog and what it posts, but perhaps when she sees her reflection in the mirror there, she might think about combing her hair and washing all the dirt off her face.

The other judges have done it by asking about summons and complaint and 14 day notice now and asking about Citations to Discover and Recover assets, and perhaps, painfully enough, SO to look at the mirror called the blog to see the truth.  Starting with, respectfully ask to redo my deposition and ask about all the corruption I have uncovered and who can verify this and what can be done about it.

I once saw a judge, horrors of horrors, enter a guardianship, then turn around ask who was in the house (so they could prepare it for sale the ward was placed in a nursing home), and the attorney answered two elderly siblings or cousins in wheel chairs, and the judge responded, well get them out of there and do you want me to sign an order of possession now?  Of course, that’s what the attorney walked out of there with.  No notice, no eviction, nada.  BUT THESE ELDERLY RELATIVES who lived with the ward–in wheel chairs–probably for years, had the right to notice, an eviction suit, an appearance, etc.

This IS THE STUFF this blog is intended to correct.  I was horrified by that action.  But I am not part of that case, I can’t step up and say , “hey your honor, aren’t these elderly, infirm people entitled to due procees?  at least an investigation and assistance?”  No, all I get to do is blog about it and say I was horrified, these elderly people–precious and oh so vulnerable–who are disabled, are entitled to notice, a hearing, a determination of rights and they should go thru the FED courts where there is more legal assistance for the indigent and infirm.  But I digress.

Everyday I pray to be filled with truth and love and compassion and understanding and it works.  Did you know praying for truth keeps you from disease?  You might not at first like the truth, what is actually going on, but then at least you can face it and make appropriate changes.

—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 25, 2013 11:04 AM
To: JoAnne Denison
Subject: Fw: During my deposition…no one cared about past lies!

The legal profession got its reputation on merit.    From lawyer one to the present day there have always been lawyers and judicial officials who lack ethics.     The legal profession just has more who are readily identifiable.    Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel are well aware of the fact that no jurisdiction was ever obtained over Mary Sykes.   They are well aware that Gloria Sykes property is her property and the claims that are made against Ms. Sykes are bogus.     The IARDC is well aware that lawyers are citizens and enjoy First Amendment Rights.     SO is well aware that she has no right to impede your (or my) communication with others.    Yes, Stern’s testimony was ‘frugal with the truth’ and any unbiased soul would have be upset by it; however, the problem with an untruth is that you have to remember it!    The problem with an untruth is that it will be discovered.
You have pointed out that Stern created fiction concerning his investigation of the more than a million dollars in gold coins that were not inventoried.    You pointed out the record in the Sykes case as contradicting him, and we both have noted that the people he contacted were people reasonably calculated to yield no credible information.    Except for the IARDC there is no one who is fooled by his testimony and is not laughing at the fact that in his investigation he never claimed to have spoken to Mary, Gloria, the reported sellers, or anyone who would have knowledge.    This is the reason that in our call for an investigation we used the word “HONEST!”      What purpose does it serve to interview President Obama as to the contents of Mary and Gloria’s safety deposit box!     He has no knowledge as he never met either and certainly never visited their safety deposition box.    The President’s lack of knowledge to the IARDC and its panel is clear and convincing evidence that there was no million dollars in coins.
The travesty that is going on in these ‘elder cleansing cases’ and the ‘cover up’ goes on daily.      Hopefully the Justice Department and other law enforcement agencies will bring the miscreants to justice.    The State of Illinois and the United States of America have millions of dollars in tax money to collect – this should be an incentive!    This miscreants in aiding and abetting the criminal conduct have incurred liability for themselves which at some point in time ‘law enforcement’ will address.    [I want you to note that I have not defined or specified anyone as a miscreant – the people who are engaged in criminal and/or quasi criminal conduct know who they are and if they wish to identify themselves I am certainly happy to have them do so.]
I work up this morning believing that the ‘red, white and blue’ still flew over Illinois.     THUS I AGAIN CALL FOR AN HONEST, COMPLETE, INTELLIGENT & COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE SYKES CASE AND ALL THE ELDER CLEANSING CASES.
Ken Ditkowsky


—– Forwarded Message —–
From: JoAnne M Denison <>
To: Atty Ken Ditkowsky <>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:42 AM
Subject: During my deposition…no one cared about past lies!

I told SO that AS presented perjured testimony at numerous times during your trial. (You will recall he said under oath, the coins were investigated, he sent out subpoenas to the bank, then we get the ROA and there are no such subpoenas, no return of service, no affidavit of service.  The ROA shows Mary wasn’t served and neither were the sisters and he said there was “nothing wrong with the case”, etc.–lies upon lies) She didn’t seem to care at all. In fact, she never said OMGS that should never have happened and I will try my best to correct that situation.

Where are her ethics?

And this attorney took MY deposition?  I had to take a dozens showers and a hot bath to get that grunge off of me.

When you see my transcript you will see that SO was more interested in obtaining misleading answers from Yes or No answers than she was at getting to the truth of the matter and that is that the Sykes case is corrupt and wired in.  We don’t know where.  We don’t know who–there has been no investigation yet, but we know it’s there  It looks like a dead duck, smells like one, but we’re just not sure where it came from or who killed that duck without an investigation.


From the Chicago Tribune today,

Yet another article on corruption in the nursing homes.  In this case, Mr. Esformes made $4,000 magically grow to $7 million via manipulation of pharmacies connected to nursing homes in a matter of months!

He claims innocence.  The Judge says he must go to trial.

In an earlier post on this blog, I received a cease and desist letter from an Esformes atty stating that his client was never indicted by a grand jury.  Ok. So this is better?

He might just try taking care of old people for a reasonable price rather than getting part of the type of shady transactions wherein a federal court judge says “this must go to trial.”

Note the use of the False Claims act which allows ordinary citizens to sue on behalf of the US government when the USG has been swindled.  Another whistleblower may become a great taxpayer hero here.

And, again, note the amounts in controversy are in the millions, you don’t see the US or state’s attorneys involved in this, and it took years to get to this point.



From KDD today on my deposition

Dear Readers;

Today, I had the supreme pleasure of having my deposition taken by SO. What an amazing adventure.  Sitting at the foot of the master–not.  Kids, don’t do this at home.

I have to say, her techniques in taking a deposition only rival those of Miriam Solo, published earlier on this blog.

I’d shoot an associate that ever did this.  As for me, I am NOT surprised.  Re-read my motion to Disqualify her, and she filed a response in which she never denied any of the following: witness tampering, obstruction of justice and spoliation of evidence (missing portions of a witness deposition).

In any case, I will do a full report when I receive the video blog and the transcript and I have corrected it.

For now, read on below.

the ONLY way for her to solve her problem is to admit that the US and Illinois constitutions are true that I have affirmative defenses.

I mentioned at least a half dozen times during the deposition “Justice Louis Brandeis said the best disinfectant is sunlight”.

She needs to put that in her craw too.

And she WILL hear during my testimony that when I blogged about going into the judges area was barred by court order after Greylord and I NEVER DO THAT, most (honest) judges have a strict rule about it, the problem was fixed.  When I blogged about 14 days notice and service on next of kin, the judges now announce that loudly in court when they appoint a guardian and show the ward (if present) a copy of the “notice of rights that has the hearing date on it” (true story)and they announce it was served as shown in the COS 14 days earlier to the hearing date.

huge, huge steps and all because of MY BLOG and yours and Gloria’s efforts.  Gloria, I’m sorry you had to go thru all of this, but you and the blog and Ken have helped others in so, so many ways we will never know.

She needs to understand and appreciate the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, the 14th Amendment, the Probate Act.

She clearly does NOT have a clue–yet.  She can change.  She can admit that blogs do much good and change how others perceive lawyers in the court room.  Judge Stuart was the one that now announces the 14 days advance service to the ward and relatives–good for her!  Keep on going.  She’s getting it.

—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 23, 2013 8:09 PM
To: JoAnne M Denison , Gloria Sykes
Subject: Re: okay to publish?

of course publish!
My grandmother always looked for the good in everyone.  Maybe there is good in SO and she understands the words of Dr. King!  “Everything Hitler did was legal!”   If she understands Dr. King’s message she might understand that her bread is buttered on the side of protecting the Constitution and not Stern, Farenga, Schmiedel, et al.
Ken Ditkowsky

—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 23, 2013 8:02 PM
To: Lucius Verenus
Cc: JoAnne Denison , NASGA , Michigan Advocacy Project , janet Bedin , “” , Tom Kammerer
Subject: Re: Your motion to disqualify SO

‘Elder Cleansing’ is a serious matter.    Everyone has an innate fear that he/she is going to be abandoned in a nursing home and left to die.   The tragedy of Mary Sykes is something that could happen to everyone of us.   Mary was a terrific person ‘loved’ by her friends, neighbors, and family.   at 90 years old she did her own banking, played with the neighborhood children and was active in her church and garden club.
In the blink of an eye she caught her older daughter dipping into Mary’s bank account and tried to stop it.  She made an appeal to the Court for a protective order, and all ‘hell’ broke loose.   Ignoring all the jurisdictional protections enacted by the State of Illinois Mary was spirited away and her liberty and property confiscated with the aid of Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga et al.   Every attempt to help Mary – including taking advantage of a law regulating nursing homes was thwarted.
My wife’s protest is from the heart and indicative of what people who have looked in Sykes and related cases have observed!   Who revoked the Constitution of the United States of America?    When did this terrible act occur?   How can a Sykes or a Gore case occur in the United States of America!    The horror of 9/11 could not be suppressed and the horror Sykes, Gore, Wyman, Tyler and the hundreds of cases reviewed by Government Accounting Office cannot be forever hidden from public view.
Americans do not approve of the National socialist miscreants ****    Democracy is not a spectator sport.   I hope that your viewers will raise a hue and cry!    Government at all levels must recognize that in America the governmental institutions serve the public – not visa versa!

Ken Ditkowsky

From Ken and Judy Ditkowsky–more thoughts about the “cookie jar”

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 22, 2013 8:47 PM
To: “” , SUNTIMES , “” , JoAnne Denison , NASGA , probate sharks , matt senator kirk , Eric Holder , Bedin , “”
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Final: July 1

Independently My wife and others have reviewed the letters from Senior attorney G of July 1, 2013 and Senior attorney G’s outrageous statement that Adam Stern had been appointed as GAL for Gloria Sykes.    Senior Attorney G was at all times well aware that he statement was untrue and intended to intimidate Ms. Sykes.   It took Senior Attorney G 17 days to draft a patently frugal with the truth reply.  The exchange of communications between Ms. Sykes and the IARDC confirm in my opinion (First Amendment Rights) that IARDC is in ‘bad faith!’   The IARDC can demonstrate any ‘good faith’ by in candor and good faith join in the call for an HONEST, intelligent, complete and comprehensive investigation of the ‘elder cleansing’ cases starting with the Sykes case.   I’ve had to add the word Intelligent as I read the transcript concerning Adam Stern’s method of investigation.   Subpoenas and extensive questioning of Farenga, Stern’s wife, mother, and assorted relatives met the standard of comprehensive.    An examination of the records of Chase, Devon, Bank of America, Foster, Fifth Third will meet the definition of complete.    Honest in my opinion exercising my First Amendment Rights is a word that is foreign to the miscreants and their supporters –  this e-mail would never have been sent if I had any confidence that the aforesaid persons understood the word.
I would like to share with you Judy’s thoughts.   (see below)
Ken Ditkowsky
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: “” <>
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 8:01 PM
Subject: Fwd: Final: July 1
—–Original Message—–
From: j. d. <>
To: kenneth ditkowsky <>; Judy Ditkowsky <>
Sent: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 7:48 pm
Subject: Final: July 1
Dear Ken,

The explicit reason Ms. G gave for not investigating the allegations of 
A.S. misconduct was that the person making the allegations was under the 
guardianship of A.S.

That was actionable because 1) Ms. G.  did not make an investigation of 
the person making the allegation that A.S.had acted against the law. She 
either relied on her faulty memory and never bothered to recheck her 
                                                     she acted knowing 
that she was making a devastatingly serious allegation in derogation of 
the civil rights of a person with no unusual status or she simply made 
up a serious defamatory statement.
                                                     She has admitted 
that her letter was never checked for accuracy before being placed in 
the U.S. mail.
                                              2) reliance on her memory 
is not an acceptable excuse as she sent out that letter in the official 
capacity as a senior attorney.  She has no right to rely upon her memory 
for such a serious matter.
                                              3) this reliance on a 
faulty memory (assuming that she was not intentionally doing a vicious 
act) was then used as the excuse not to comply with the duty of her 
office, which was to investigate the action of an allegedly (and       
                                                   to the best of MY 
knowledge)  non-duly appointed Guardian ad Litem.

Ms. G. showed favoritism toward A.S. following the previous PATTERN 
evinced throughout all proceedings, including the letter from Guardian 
Ad Litem C.F. to ARDC Leah Black, which was acted upon whereas numerous 
sworn affidavits were simply ignored.  Guardian Ad Litem A.S. got the 
benefit of the doubt, while the complaint against him was dismissed by a 
Senior Attorney who never bothered to check her assumption that a ward 
of A .S. was complaining about his activities. In so doing ,she put onto 
a computer which has daily back up, a defamatory derogation of a person 
who is perfectly functional, in writing, saving and printing this 
letter.  This information could adversely affect GS's ability to borrow 
money, get a job and live the life to which she, as a citizen, is 
entitled . Ms G took a full three weeks to correct the record, after 
having been threatened with law suit by her victim and complaint to the 
ARDC by the intended recipient of her letter.  I do not believe that she 
as yet even vouchsafed the courtesy of an apology to her VICTIM.

Since I was personally present at the June 25 hearing at which the 
plenary guardian under oath admitted to carelessness which resulted in 
the significant and long term waste of the  M.S. estate, which A. S. was 
ostensibly appointed to protect against plenary guardian abuse, I cannot 
understand how Ms. G can continue to countenance the disrespect of A.S. 
for his office.  Other actions taken by A.S. at said hearing were in 
derogation of the rights of other seniors closely related to M.S. to see 
their sister on a regular and unfettered basis and even to know where 
she is residing in derogation of state law. Furthermore, a personal 
friend of M.S. of many decades, also a senior, was denied her right to 
enjoy the company of her friend for absolutely no  reason. Furthermore, 
evidently, A.S. provided affidavits to Judge Stuart under the highly 
unusual situation that the pro-se Defendendant G.S. was not afforded 
access prior to or in the consultations resulting in the above orders.  
These affidavits MAY have been obtained by suborning perjury by A.S., as 
the very people mentioned in the said affidavits were present in the 
courtroom, available for questioning under oath, the pro-se plaintiff 
objecting from the visitor's gallery as she had been barred from the 
bench, and the people who had accompanied her; while the affidavits 
provided stated facts contrary to those to which the persons in question 
would have sworn under oath were contrary to fact and there appears to 
be questions as to whether they were anonymous.  A.S. was fully aware 
that the three persons named in this affidavit were present and should 
have been questioned before the simple human right of his ward was 
denied.   The result of these affidavits is that NO ONE other than the 
GAL's and the Plenary Guardian (and presumably the judge, if she cares, 
even knows whether M.S., the ward is alive or dead.  No independent 
doctor or police official can ascertain whether she is being treated 
with any degree of human decency, although the lack of simple human 
decency in isolating M.S. from every personal friend and every family 
member other than the plenary guardian beggars the imagination!  These 
affidavits accused the three people present of actions which, since the 
police were called, investigated and declined to press charges, were not 


Judith Ditkowsky

Gloria talks about the ADA and certification of therapy animals to assist the disabled




TO:      Sharon D. Opryszek

Litigation Counsel

Illinois ARDC


FAX:    312-565-2320                        Re.  Joanne Marie Dennison

Commission NO. 2013PR00001


Ms. Opryszek,


Had I not been harassed and an attempt to intimidate almost one year ago when I was to do a deposition for the investigation against attorney Kenneth Ditkowsky, I may have been lured into believing that the IARDC cared one ounce to have the truth reported to them under oath:  had I one ounce of faith that the Illinois ARDC would give a hoot about justice, or the protections mandated by the Illinois Department of Justice, the Department On Aging or other agencies that protect the elderly and disabled, I may have listened to your ‘excuses’ today.  However, you and other members of the Illinois ARDC have lost all credibility and in particular, that because you have ignored all complaints against attorneys Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel, and Deborah Jo Soehlig, et al, it is reasonable to confer that the Illinois ARDC will do whatever it may to prevent me from participating in a deposition that would give good evidence that the blog of Joanne Denison contains documented facts in and regarding the probate case titled, The Estate of Mary G. Sykes 2009 P 4585.  Further, that the Illinois ARDC has publically demonized and placed my good name in false light, for the sole purpose to discredit me not only to your Commission, but also law enforcement and other agencies.


FACT: The federal American Disabilities Act (ADA) does NOT require mandatory or voluntary certification of service animals.


FACT: Voluntary certification, registration, and service animal identification makes dealing with service animal accessibility in public places, private housing with no-pet policies, lodging, and public transportation MUCH easier.


However, the simple truth is that although certification of service animals is not required under federal law, many business owners, managers, and employees are not trained or aware that a person with a disability and service animal must be allowed in their establishment by law! Because of this lack of education and understanding, many disabled persons and their service animals are often denied access until they’ve successfully pled their case and shared the law.


Even the informed and knowledgeable business will confront a person attempting to bring in their dog if the dog isn’t wearing something (vest, patch, ID card) that clearly indicates the dog is a service animal.  However, Shaggy has one tag he wears: he certification papers were stolen and destroyed by Carolyn Toerpe, the client of attorneys Adam Stern, Cynthia FArenga, and Peter Schmiedel.


Living with a disability (diagnosed situational Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (SPTSD)in 2003) is hard enough without the embarrassment and frustration of having to fight for my rights to enter the offices of the ARDC and now, after been given clearance by Mr. Helms (sp) the Director of Security at the Potential Building, been lied to by you, Ms. Opryszek, as a means to obstruct justice and witness tampering.  Knowing, as you do, that the triggers to the ‘situations’ which have caused me much hardship and harm (including Legal Abuse Syndrome (LAB)) were and are caused by attorneys Adam Stern, Peter Schmiedel, Cynthia Farenga, and now the attorneys and agents of the Illinois ARDC, is, well, a crime on top of crimes already committed by an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court that is suppose to protect the legal profession – not provide more reasons why the public should not trust lawyers.


That said, for a simple fee of $149. I can receive a new kit that includes a vest and certification papers by the 29th, although the law does not require certification. I have contacted the proper authorities in this matter who have provided me with the information I need to end this discrimination and intimidation:  included below is a statement from the ADA regarding this issue, for my protection(s), support and for your education.  If you want to pay for the documents not required by law,  great: tomorrow at 4 pm I will allow service upon me and included with  said service of summons, a check for $149 and one for the $35 (or whatever the fee is for depositions now).  Otherwise, just please stop the illegal attitude and let’s move forward and Shaggy and I will do the deposition accordingly on the 29th.


Shaggy is trained to respect commands beyond the training most receive to obtain a Good Canine Citizen certification which healso has.  He is trained to determine any situation that may cause me harm, such as if, for example, you or one of your staff present themselves in a hostile or aggressive manner: Shaggy is also trained to determine when I am under undue stress, and to ‘get me away’ from the situation.  A good example is a few weeks ago I was at the DuPage Courthouse filing some papers.  Shaggy was at my side. He was fine when I met with the social workers, but when we went into a room filled with people who were present for various court appearances; he detected aggression, the anxiety of others, et and refused to allow me to enter the room.  I did not. Another good example was when Carolyn Toerpe and her husband Fred were preventing me from packing and procuring my property during a wrongful eviction:  Shaggy attempted to stand between them and me and tried to get me out of the home, where he had for most of his life found as a safe zone, or when the Cook County Sheriff refused to let me enter the first floor, or basement of the single family home where Toerpe procured a void order to have me evicted form the 2nd floor, Shaggy tried to support me and prevent the aggression of the Cook County Sheriff who, at one point, one had grabbed me and stopped me from getting my lap top computer: one Deputy Sheriff actually told me, “If your dog bites me I’ll shoot him”.  Shaggy doesn’t bit people, but this threat from the Sheriff caused Shaggy to push me with his nose, bit my clothing in an attempt to ‘get me away’ from harm.  Thus, you may be concerned that he will point out your aggression, the intimidation and biases against me.  Rest assured, he will, but in doing so, I will continue the deposition without any episode(s) of SPTSD as he will make me aware of the tactics and give me comfort that I can overcome: or, you will be professional and cause me to apologize for even mentioning such tactics.  That’s up to you.


Nevertheless, the Illinois ARDC is wrong in preventing me from having Shaggy at the deposition and against the laws set by the ADA.  I’ve copied the ADA as well as other organizations who are in the business to make certain that people with disabilities are able to have service (companion) dogs with them at all times so he or she can be better equipped to help manage the on-going stresses that cause the reason for a companion pooch.  That this is the second time the Illinois ARDC has violated the laws and prevented me from testifying.


I hope we can work this out now that you are educated.  It’s your choice.


Please see attached page.



Healthy Regards,




Gloria Jean Sykes




CC.  JoAnne Denison (Email),  ADA Chief Rebecca B. Bond, U.S. Department of Justice (fax, 202-307-1197), Kenneth Ditkowsky (email)






ADA and Certification of Service Dogs

Clipped from Department of Justice ADA Title III Final Rule


Training requirement. Certain commenters recommended the adoption of formal training requirements for service animals. The Department has rejected this approach and will not impose any type of formal training requirements or certification process, but will continue to require that service animals be individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. While some groups have urged the Department to modify this position, the Department has determined that such a modification would not serve the full array of individuals with disabilities who use service animals, since individuals with disabilities may be capable of training, and some have trained, their service animal to perform tasks or do work to accommodate their disability. A training and certification requirement would increase the expense of acquiring a service animal and might limit access to service animals for individuals with limited financial resources.


Some commenters proposed specific behavior or training standards for service animals, arguing that without such standards, the public has no way to differentiate between untrained pets and service animals. Many of the suggested behavior or training standards were lengthy and detailed. The Department believes that this rule addresses service animal behavior sufficiently by including provisions that address the obligations of the service animal user and the circumstances under which a service animal may be excluded, such as the requirements that an animal be housebroken and under the control of its handler.







Good Question on immunity for Discharged Guardians

Recently found in a “discharge of guardianship” order was the statement that the guardian is granted immunity from the court for all actions taken as guardian in connection with the case.

The question was, does this in fact create any new immunities?

My answer:

Good question:

The reality is, no new immunities are created by that statement.  There is plenty of case law that court officials and GAL’s and guardians and what nots only have immunity IF they are acting within the laws, scope of their duties and court orders.

Pretty much, a guardian has to get a court order to do anything.  Sell property (real or personal), transfer funds,open bank accounts, move the ward, take actions and inactions.

So, what that is is boilerplate?  Most likely it is meant to scare off family litigators.


TGIF and some fun quotes on lawyers

Quotes Regarding lawyers:

As a lawyer – never get mad, except on purpose, and rarely do it, except if the pay is handsome.

You can’t ever really insult, denigrate, belittle or even derail a lawyer. JMD

In my family, my mom’s a doctor, my dad’s a PsychD, my uncle is a psychologist, my aunt is a dentist, another uncle is a lawyer–so of course they all make sure that everyone at all times in our family is on some type of prescription medication!

I busted a mirror and got 7 years bad luck, but my lawyer’s trying to get me off with only 5 years.

A jury consists of 12 persons picked to determine who has the better lawyer.

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer (Robert Louis Stevenson)

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
Norman Mailer

I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit.
Mario Cuomo (that’s you, Ken)

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Honore de Balzac

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
George Herbert

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean de la Bruyere

The trouble with law is lawyers.
Clarence Darrow

Advertising is legalized lying.
H. G. Wells

Sunlight is the best disinfectant from the NYSCPA

‘Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant’

Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” a well-known quote from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, refers to the benefits of openness and transparency. I invoke this quote often as executive director of the NYSSCPA, to illustrate that the most credible and respected organizations operate in an atmosphere of avowed openness. We should not only accept criticism and suggestions, we should embrace them. If questions from constituents, the public, or the media make leaders or other responsible parties obfuscate, the questions are usually valid and the answers are not. People who feel uncomfortable under the bright light of scrutiny and criticism often have something to hide.

A high level of openness is an identifying characteristic of well functioning democracy.

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
Samuel Butler

The more laws, the less justice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

I’m trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
Oliver North

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.
Addison Mizner

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
Addison Mizner

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.
Alan Dershowitz

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.
Norman Ralph Augustine

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
Francois Rabelais

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.
Thomas Friedman

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
Felix Frankfurter

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
Franklin P. Jones

It’s not corruption or tied it, it’s just a very long amazing story of unfortunate coincidences.

And yet another attorney bites the dust for revealing corruption

From the National Law Journal.  It is utterly amazing that the client gave him permission to write the book, but the Hearing Board found in an unanimous decision that it “betrayed client confidences!”  Can anyone explain all this to me? (Client confidences belong to the client and can be waived with consent.)

And if the attorney didn’t write that book, then people would not be able to read about this story that might be important to them.

What is the point of this suppression of information to the public?  Does the public not have a right to know what truly goes on in Washington and with their tax dollars?  Do we need this nanny state?

Seems not, according to the Indiana lawyer hearing board.

It is clearly the public that loses when books, blogs and information are suppressed under the guise of “government action.”  The Citizens United case clearly says the government is not to interfere with the dissemination of information to the public.  The Hillary move, a horrendous and pejorative movie–even according to SCOTUS, involving no less than 4 lawyers spouting all sorts of horrendous trash talk about Hillary Clinton, should have the right to be published, disseminated and paid per view whenever and where ever.

I believe the decision was entirely correct.  The government should not be in the business of regulating pejorative movies.

But then again, we’re talking Indiana, and it’s south of 80/90, the line of intolerance.

Let’s see what happens.

Filed today at the ARDC, Motion to DisQ Atty SO for prior misconduct

See below.

Based upon the letter received informing Gloria that Adam Stern was her new guardian and the ARDC does not take action where cases are in litigation, which is iinteresting because they sure did against KDD, I’m not sure there is much hope for witness tampering, obstruction of justice or spoliation of evidence (portions of JC transcript missing).

In any case, it’s an effort.  But the way everything is now–according to the ARDC, no defenses or they are extremely limited, no discovery, no investigation of Sykes, Tyler, Bedin, Wyman, Gore, Drabik, etc., none of this seems very hopeful at all.

The only thing the ARDC seems to do is be good about going after blogs (myself and Atty Amu) and emails (KDD) and then just claim that everyone reporting corruption in the courts “must be lying” without any witnesses, no discovery and no defenses.  Then you hold a trial and the ARDC gets 90% of the time, and there’s no time for any response and a decision is made.

You know, I’ve been to probate.  Been there, done that, go the T-shirt.

Yep, that’s all we get, and they call it “justice.”

See below:

From KDD on the status of Sykes

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 16, 2013 3:27 PM
Subject: zero population growth through eldercleansing!

I remember being told something concerning this event.   It fits right into the pattern of unbelievable events that just about every victim (and their family) of elder cleansing reports.
It is interesting that Carolyn was allowed to be on the premises during the forcible entry and detainer removal from your home.   As I understand the procedure, only the Sheriff’s deputies come onto the premises and they remove your property.  [They have changed this to the Landlord moves belongings IF the tenant refuses BUT tenants can request to move another day]. As you were only being evicted from the 2nd floor, I still have trouble understanding how it was 1) Carolyn Toerpe was on the premises and able to rummage through your ‘intellectual property’ as well as your other personal property and 2) how Fred Toerpe was on the premises so as to assault you. [Now THAT’s a good question.  The Sheriff is supposed to be present for their $200 fee and stop that kind of nonsense].
 Except for the fact that I too have been engaged in this fiasco most of what has happened in the Sykes cases is so absurd and unbelievable.   A stranger would never believe 5% of what has happened in this case and would reasonably accuse us of making all of this up.   Let us just start with my situation:
1) Out of the blue Adam Stern and Peter Schmiedel used the telephone to threaten me in an effort to discourage me from investigating a Probate case.   (My wife heard the conversation as I conducted both on speaker phones)    The question is, why should either of them care if I investigated or not?
2) Adam Stern/Cynthia Farenga/Peter Schmiedel knowing that I had no relationship whatsoever to the Sykes case, knowing the Rule 137 could not apply, and the Court had no jurisdiction over me filed a Rule 137 motion seeking sanctions against me.    Even more amazing was the fact that a Circuit Court Judge – who knew the law and the lack of application – actually found me guilty of a Rule 137 violation.    This Judge was subsequently elevated to the bench after it became clear that she had no jurisdiction whatsoever over the case in chief.  In re: Mary Sykes.   Another judge issued $5000.00 in sanctions.    An ARDC attorney (Lea Black – who has since been elevated to senior attorney) instead of being outraged at the ultra vires actions of the Court admonished me for just not paying the sanction after I told her I had appealed as there was no possible jurisdiction.   The Appellate Court agreed and vacated the fine and dismissed the 137 sanction motion.
3) Instead of bring the miscreants up on charges, the IARDC charged me with being untruthful and sought and obtained a hearing panel to recommend that my license be suspended for the exercise of my First Amendment Rights.   The hearing panel was totally at ‘sea’ as to the First Amendment.   Motions to dismiss before the review panel have been denied.
4) I continued to and to this day continue to exercise my rights under the First Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and blogs have picked up my protestations and call for an Honest investigation.    Cynthia Farenga complained to the IARDC concerning the call for an Honest investigation and not only did this lead to my prosecution but the prosecution of JoAnne Denison.   Ms. Denison has a blog and has statutory as well as First Amendment immunity.   The IARDC disqualified me from representing Ms. Denison.
Tell me you believe the foregoing!   Yes, it is all true even though totally unbelievable.  How could this have occurred in America.   We have a RULE OF LAW!    Of course it get better and the ‘beat continues.’  There is no ‘hue and cry’ and significantly the fact that a million dollars in gold coins was not inventoried, Mary Sykes is a ‘elder cleansing victim’ etc is being covered up by the very commission that was created to protect the public from the legal professionals miscreants.    A senior attorney even used the United States Mails (18 USCA 1341) to convey the false statement that Adam Stern was the Guardian ad Litem for Gloria Sykes.   It is now 16 days since this falsehood was first published and the IARDC has gone underground – no correction, no apology, no investigation, nothing – THEY STAND BY THE STATEMENT.
Gloria, you figured out who was behind this situation.   You found evidence of the campaign contributions.  You do not have to disclose the facts that you found in the public records.  Any competent investigator can tie the same facts together.   They just have to want to do so.   When your book and documentary are published there will be a great number of people with egg on their faces.
I am certain that if a hair on your mother’s head is messed you will give a good account of yourself.  Your complaints to the never agency within the Illinois Department of Aging will quickly prove if they are impotent or just another do nothing State agency.   We copied Senator Kirk’s office and the Attorney General of the United States.   We will find out very soon if the United States of America is concerned about elder cleansing or if they are in favor of retro-active abortion for seniors, ethnics, and the racially impure.
Ken Ditkowsky

From KDD regarding the infamous Naperville Police Report

Pretty shocking how little the Naperville police report resembles the reports of Gloria, Scott and myself.

To: JoAnne M Denison
Cc: Eric Holder , Tom Kammerer , Cook County States Attorney , “” , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG”
Subject: Re: post from yesterday

JoAnn –
thank you for sharing the documents from the IARDC with me.   I am forwarding these documents to the ACLU, the ATtorney General of the United States , the Cook County States Attorney, and an executive of the Naperville Police Department,the Illinois State Bar and the IARDC.   I do this because it illustrates in graphic detail the functioning of ‘elder cleansing.’    Elder cleansing is a little slower and less dramatic than its sisters ‘ethic’ and ‘racial’ but it is just as nefarious and just as final.   The intended victim – Mary Sykes – is an America citizen and the report of the Naperville Police Officer should have commenced a ‘hue and cry’ and a referral to the DuPage County States Attorney and the United States of America,  Department of Justice.
The Naperville officer’s report is damning.
1) in the report he claims to have seen an order that barred Gloria from seeing her mother, and then he accurately informs Stern that there is no such order.   I remember no such order in my review of the file; however, if there is such an order in light of 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3 and 11a – 17 and 11a – 18 there should be a pleading filed by the plenary guardian and a full dress hearing as such an action would be alien to not only Mary’s basic Constitutional Rights, but those of Gloria and all of Mary’s friends, neighbors and relatives.   In addition, the officer should be aware that there is a statutory prohibition against such isolation in the statute governing elders in nursing homes.    I DO NOT SEE ANY REPORT BY THE OFFICERS OF THE NAPERVILLe POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGING or the new commission set up to prevent ‘elder cleansing.’  In fact except for the report to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission it appears that ‘elder cleansing’ has to ‘go ahead’ from the Naperville Police Department et al.    It trust that the officers of the Naperville Police department know that they are charged reporters of ‘elder cleansing’ and ‘elder abuse!’
2) The detention of Gloria Sykes was unlawful and improper.   The illegible scribble on the sign in sheet is interesting but irrelevant.    The idea that a daughter (and her two maternal aunts) cannot visit with her mother is absurd, and so outrageous as to offend the conscience.   The emphasis in the officer’s report on a sign in sheet is nonsense.  I examined the sign in sheet, and to me the scribble looks like ‘Shaggy & Gloria’ and the accusation that Gloria signed in as Carol is pure fantasy.   Unfortunately we all know why there is even mention of the sign-in sheet in the report, and why after the fact employees of the nursing home reported that they were pressured to sign statements for some unknown person that were not accurate as to the facts.    Fortunately for the liability carrier of the Naperville Police Department the officer exercised good sense and did not attempt to charge anyone with any criminal act that he knew or should have known did not occur.   He and his fellow officer were aware that for about 1/2 hour prior to Carolyn and Stern’s entry into the picture Mary Sykes had an experience contemplated by 11a -3 rather than the cottage industry of ‘elder cleansing.’
3) What is concerning to me and to every person engaged in the fight against elder cleansing is also concerned:
a) the officer taking it upon himself to over-rule the statutes of the State of Illinois requiring a sheltered care facility to promulgate and foster the non isolation  of resident.   The admission of the officer that he threatened Ms. Evans (aged approximately 90) with arrest for trespass if she visited her friend Mary Sykes is reprehensible, wrong, and unlawful.   (In of officer’s defense – he was in a difficult situation as he Adam Stern doing what Adam Stern does best and Carolyn claiming the authority of the Gods of the Circuit Court of Cook County. All the poor guy wanted was to get away from the crazy people and go back to nice sane criminals who kill you by shooting bullets at you, not destroying your life!)
b) the IARDC in suggesting that was something wrongful or unethical on your part in visiting a old friend is clearly beyond even the KGB conception of its authority.    The attorney who submitted the document attached to this e-mail is ‘out of control’ as she knows or should know that the First Amendment not only prohibits the IARDC from impeding you right of speech, but your right of association.   I have not heard from anyone other than the IARDC attorneys that association with Gloria Sykes is a disciplinary offense for an Illinois Attorney.
3) the Obstruction of justice.  It is apparent that the Naperville Police officer acted to ‘obstruct justice’ in that he admits to demanding the Scott Evans destroy photographs that were taken on the scene.   I believe you informed me that he did the very same thing with you.  Had those pictures not been destroyed there would have been evidence of the misconduct of Carolyn Toerpe, and others in not then and there enforcing the law, especially when the officers and other viewed Ms. Toerpe engaged in the assault and battery of her mother.    The elder abuse (isolation) reported in the officer’s report is 101 Elder Abuse.
The actions of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline commission in fostering this obvious ‘elder abuse’ and ‘elder cleansing’ is deporable and of such a nature as to subject not only the attorneys prosecuting attorneys for exercising their Himmel requirements but those attorney who aid and abet the ‘elder cleansing’ to severe discipline both in regard to their status as attorneys, but also for their role of aiding and abetting the conduct that is now slowly becoming public.    It is time for the media to join the fight against elder cleansing!  I know it is not politically correct to complain about this scandal just like it was not politically correct to complain about the National Socialist concentration camps in the 1930’s –
Once again I am calling for an immediate HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation of this entire elder cleansing situation.   The ‘cover up’ that is illustrated by the IARDC document is beyond the pale but it discloses that the State of Illinois is paying for a ‘cover up’ of a National scandal that is on a par with the most horrific terrorist attack.   The attack by the IARDC attorney illustrated by the attachments to this e-mail are attacks on the core of American values.   The legal profession and a democratic society cannot tolerate the perpetuation of this cancer!
Ken Ditkowsky

Another interesting thing is the Naperville police officer said I kept on interrupting him with “the law” and he had to ask me to leave, which is not correct at all.  While they were debating who was on a sign in sheet and what names were scribbled, I told them all it was a red herring and sign in sheets have no laws pertinent to them.  The officer then kindly brought up fraud.  Fraud on a sign in sheet?  come on.  They tell you the sign in sheets are there because if there’s an emergency everyone can be accounted for.  never heard of that one–fraud.  Interesting.

In any case Officer Krakow NEVER asked me to leave.  I asked him once if he was done with me and he said, please wait but I could walk around.  He then asked me for my name and address.  Did the same for the others.  he said they were “checking protective orders” against any of us.  I told him there were none.  he said wait.  After awhile he got a call on his police walkie talkie and said there were no orders, but he did not say we could leave.  I had to ask him and then he said everyone but Gloria could go.  So we did.  Gloria was talking his ear off about the Sykes case and Officer Krakow was wincing up a storm.

I think the only thing I told him was that the Sykes case had no jurisdiction because there was no service of a summons and petition upon Mary and CT is just “playing plenary guardian”, that’s all.  I told him to call Commander Kammerer to confirm and he refused.

So much for a good investigation.

Then he later followed me outside and instructed me to delete my video.  I said even asking me to do so was illegal by the police.  He said “what’s with you guys and the law” (some police officer, making up rules, now THAT will get you in big trouble), he said if I didn’t delete the video that would be “not cooperating with his investigation” (which means obstruction of justice).  I didn’t want to go to jail, I’d rather go to dinner and fight that one out later so I deleted it in front of him.

It’s still clearly illegal.  Criminal Law 101, the police can’t make you or even ask you to delete photos or video.

He also said he would take my phone from me if I wanted to keep the video.

I thought about it and I wasn’t sure I trusted a guy who openly admitted he followed made up “rules” and not the law.

URGENT–seeking anyone to “undelete” this file

While my son has been working very, very hard to undelete this file with a number of programs, so far, NSL.

$20 reward to anyone who can “undelete” it and make it work.

Mary’s Last Video June 2013

It is in fact a beautiful, beautiful video showing Mary and Gloria hugging and kissing over and over for about a half hour and Gloria gently explaining to Mary why she could not see her, and that Mary knew Gloria would come for her and take her home if she could.

good luck.


Why did they disQ my attorney, again?

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 15, 2013 8:54 PM
To: Eric Holder , matt senator kirk
Subject: Unethical conduct and attempted intimidation

I understand why the IARDC does not want JoAnne Denison to be represented.
JoAnne has a blog in which she creates a successful forum in which people who are victims of elder cleansing can voice their opinions and demand an investigation of the miscreants.   In particular she can and does call attention to such notables as CF – who without a scintilla of knowledge as to what was in a safety deposit box has not problem in denying facts that the actor (Carolyn Toerpe cannot deny and does not deny).  AS, who actively has prevent Mary Sykes from enjoying her liberty and property and has participated in the outrageous attempted intimidation of Gloria Sykes.    Miriam Solo who is reputed to have been the ‘force’ behind the stripping of Alice Gore of her 1.5 million dollar estate and the gold in her teeth.   Ms. Solo’s activity are legend.   Her latest escapade was to induce a judge to enter a citation judgment based upon promissory notes that her client claims not to know if they are in writing or not!
The fact that Congress provided 47 USCA 230 and our founding father the 1st, 5th and 14th amendments is irrelevant to the IARDC and its activities in reference to Greylord Jr.   The Zimmerman case was investigated by the FBI, and we all know that any further government involvement therein is going to either give America a ‘black eye’ or waste precious money that could go to protect those amongst us who cannot protect themselves.   The attack on the First Amendment by the IARDC in the Denison case as illustrated by their latest filings is beyond the pale and over the top.
The politics of the Denison case is at this point in time under the radar; however, like Greylord the Chickens are coming home to roost.   It may not be tonight or tomorrow, but, rest assured they will and the embarrassment is going to be obscene.   We are watching the Constitution of the United States raped and murdered by people paid by the State of Illinois.   How do we justify these expenditures when the State fails to fund the pensions of people who worked for it in good faith!   How do we justify a state agency ignoring the Rule of law!
Attorney General Holder – I urge you to have an assistant take a gander at the Sykes case and then at the IARDC complaint filed against Ms. Denison.    As your assistant – HOW CAN THIS OCCUR IN AMERICA!     Was there a revolution last night in which the Bill of Rights was suspended?   President Obama deserves a proud legacy – not the legacy of the perfidy and the terrorism that is exemplified in the Sykes case 09 P 4585 and the ARDC vs. Denison case.
It is ironic that we should have to deal with Buck vs. Bell and Dred Scott in the 21st Century.  It is too bad that America cannot free its senior citizens from the yoke of Farenga, Stern, Schmiedel, Solo etc.
Ken Ditkowsky

New filing and new questions from the ARDC, so where is this all going?

Take a look at these pleadings first, just received from the ARDC:

First, the Naperville Police version of Mary’s visit:


Second, mine, Gloria, Scott and Dolores version:


You will note that all Mary and Gloria did was hug and kiss for a half hour and be glad to be back together.  It is not mentioned or was asked about by the Naperville police (“NP”)  The NP were told of abuse.  They did not mention it.  But CT grabbed Mary’s had hard enough he winced and cried out a couple of times, then CT angrily marched her down the hall repeatedly pushing against the small of her back.  Mary was visibly upset and CT and the staff did nothing–absolutely nothing about it.  I, for one, have never seen CT comfort and console her mother, or be caring and kind to her.  Does anyone care about that?

Everything was fine until CT showed up, then all hades breaks loose and Mary is subject to abuse by CT and the staff ignores it and does not report it.


Instead, the “investigation” focuses on Gloria.  Long time, excellent caregiver who never excluded anyone–including CT.  The NP never ask about abuse or what was going on.

At least AS had the gumption to admit a plurality of court orders were conflicting and confusing on the subject.  Then Judge Stuart says loudly in court “I told you to make sure Gloria could see her mom so this would not be an issue.  Make arrangements.”


Of course they did–only with written permission from CT and that will happen when hades freezes over.

I emailed PS if I could see Mary.  No answer.  Of course the press and bloggers can’t see Mary.

Gloria wants to see Mary.  I know the miscreants, scallywags and ARDC watches my blog.

The only question is, who will step forward and do what is right?  Buck the system, go out on a limb and start the investigation into this case, which is sorely, sorely needed.


Apparently, going to see Mary and watching her hug and kiss her beloved daughter Gloria is a “misrepresentation.”  Love it.  Mary and Gloria saw each other and stuck like hot glue to the pavement together after about 2.5 years of isolation from Mary.

Next Jack Kelly never even talked to me.  He left one phone message, how is that a “lack of disrespect for disciplinary proceedings.”  I think he said he called me twice, but did not leave a message, then he called again and left one garbled message.  If you don’t leave a message, according to the ARDC that communicated a “lack of respect for disciplinary process (sic).”  Which is entirely interesting, because I’m trying to help out people who were homeless, the GAL dipped into joint accounts, leaving them homeless and dirty, sleeping in the park and eating out of garbage cans, and the ARDC doesn’t care about THAT, but they seem to care about someone calling but not leaving phone messages.

So much for clairaudience.  Must be a new requirement for lawyers.

Ms. Cheryl Bauer showed up at my offices and she said she was an ARDC investigator so I told her all about my cases and blogging against corruption and offered to give her a book and a key to my downstairs messenger mailbox.  She acted like she would get fired if she talked about corruption in the courts.  She refused the key for convenience, she refused the book (John Wyman’s Against her Will book, familiar to most of you) and acted like she was about to get fired.

All in all it is MHO she was refusing to be a witness to corruption, but SO will make her a witness to disrespect to the “disciplinary process” yeah, against me.

I think we figured out the disciplinary process is, ignore the miscreants and scallywags, and hope they go away, but definitely, most definitely fire the messengers.  Tell your staff if they dare talk about, think about or even are told about corruption, that is “lack of respect for the disciplinary process.”

New one for me.

I am completely and always amazed at how very hard the ARDC goes to do CYA.  Even to the “investigators.”

Then we have “Amy Hyndman” from Stern’s office sending along false police reports.  You all have mine, and it isn’t nearly the same.

You will note that the nice police officer said I voluntarily deleted my photos.  Yeah, right after I told him it was illegal to do that and he persisted under obvious threat of arrest.    The reality is, IT IS ILLEGAL FOR A POLICE OFFICER TO EVEN ASK TO DELETE A PHOTO.  Go to the ACLU website and look this up.  Long standing SCOTUS law.  We live in a free country.


Finally, THANK YOU ADAM STERN for telling the truth.  (Give that man a standing ovation–once in a blue moon he can do it)  Many court orders had actually be imposed, then modified and things said on the record.  The policy on visitation with Gloria is not clear and never has been.  Many conflicting court orders and misrepresentations.

Whew, at least one morsel of truth, albeit an important one.

See the attached, and SO, you’re supposed to redact all personal information, per Cook County Court Order so I did that for you–no DL’s please, no bank accounts, no SSI’s.  There were VIN numbers and DL’s on what you sent me.  Don’t do that please.  I redacted them for you.

A Romanian Gulag Continues unabated–in the US!

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 11, 2013 6:00 AM
To: “” , Eric Holder , matt senator kirk , NASGA , probate sharks , JoAnne Denison
Subject: Fw: Romania takes step toward punishing gulag guards – Yahoo! News

For four years now, citizens have complained bitterly that Mary Sykes was railroaded into a guardianship in which her liberty and property were confiscated.   For four years 755 ILCS 5/11a -10 (jurisdictional criterion) was ignored and rationalizations have taken the place of actual compliance with the law, and for four years plus a cover-up of a National scandal has endured.    In the Mary Sykes case ‘gulag’ conditions were noted as Mary Sykes sought protection from the Illinois Department of Aging and the Courts from the very person who was appointed as her plenary guardian.   The ‘gulag’ guards were guardians at litem who worked diligently to make light of numerous trips to the emergency room, the drilling of Mary (and Gloria’s) safety deposit box and the removal of gold coins which were not inventoried, and the intimidation (or attempted intimidation) of any citizen – including lawyers – who sought to suggest that the American constitution was in full force and effect.
The fact that the Government Accounting Office and others detailed many similar type cases did not motivate the State or the Federal Government to crack down on this domestic terrorism.    Instead organizations like the IARDC reacted to protect the miscreants.    The attached article provides a measure of hope that in the United States of America the ‘gulag’ conditions exhibited in Sykes, Gore, et al will ultimately result in the lesson that ‘government’ and its ‘guards’ will have a day when they have to account for their miscreant actions.
America’s gulag and the outrages promulgated against our senior citizens who are targeted victims of ‘elder cleansing’ (the American Gulag) will not be forgotten or forgiven.  The letters that in recent months have exposed the unholy relationships and subtle intimidations will be remembered in infamy.   The July 1, 2013 letter authored by Senior IARDC attorney G reminding the younger daughter of Mary Sykes that she too could have “Adam Stern” in her future will be remembered and accounted for.
Ken Ditkowsky

New Petition at– protect our attorneys that blog about corruption

Follow the below link and sign away!

The petition:

we petition the obama administration to:

Enact Federal Whistleblower Litigation to protect lawyers from being disciplined for blogging on state court corruption.

Currently state courts are experiencing a significant level of corruption. Many attorneys are beginning to blog and disclose the corruption and state agencies intended to “regulate” attorneys are being subject to the same levels of corruption and are prosecuting and persecuting these same attorneys rather than protecting them.

The state agencies (such as the Illinois ARDC) are fast turning into “cover up agencies” and deny the defendant attorneys all discovery, all defenses — even the First Amendment – 47 USC 230, the Internet Decency (Immunity) Act, Reporter’s shield laws, etc.–even truth as a defense. They take the standard of “false or with reckless disregard for the truth” and turn it into a dark aberration of what it was. (Prof. Tarkington, IU school of law).

Created: Jul 10, 2013
I need 150 signatures to make this “live” on the Whitehouse website to get even more signatures.
Please vote for the petition

From KDD — Why is the ARDC silent on the threat to Guardianize Gloria Sykes?

I mean, how would most of YOU feel if the ARDC wrote YOU and said Adam Stern was now your guardian so we won’t pursue your complaint (about his absolutely absurd behavior)!

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 10, 2013 6:21 AM
To: Eric Holder , matt senator kirk , Cook County States Attorney
Cc: “ACLU@ACLU.ORG” , “” , “” , “” , JoAnne Denison , NASGA , probate sharks

Government in America exists not to perpetuate itself, but to serve the people.
In Illinois we had two governors in a row go to jail for forgetting this principle; however, the ‘elder cleansing’ scandal and ‘cottage industry’ remains unpunished.  The problem is not that we do not have enough laws, but, that the law is ignored and unenforced.   We build up bureaucratic entity after bureaucratic entity all of which are impotent to mask the fact that Illinois government is either unwilling or unable to rid itself of the temptation to take ‘shortcuts.’
The letter from the IARDC senior attorney that has been circulated is an example of the problem.  Senior attorney G knowing that a ‘client’ was caught engaging in totally inappropriate conduct of senior cleansing instead of blowing the whistle and doing the job of the IARDC and investigating the ‘client’ lawyer just stretched the ‘truth’ and coupled it with a little intimidation.   She falsely wrote that Adam Stern was the GAL for Gloria Sykes.  
Senior attorney G figured that if her prevarication raised a ‘hue and cry’ that everyone would think that she had made a mistake and the message had been delivered and the act would tar those who complain rather than the miscreant.    What Senior attorney G did not figure was that civility and courtesy is not dead in America and the perfidy of her action would be noted as she did not take the basic step of writing an apology or withdrawing her letter.    It is the arrogance of Gov Ryan and Gov Blago that is manifest in Senior Attorney’s ‘smoking gun’ letter that is so telling!
The letter renders the attack on the First Amendment by the ‘judicial officials’ appointed by a Court lacking jurisdiction (in Sykes) and the IARDC transparent!    Senior citizens and those who cannot take care of themselves are ‘targets’ to be exploited and abused.   Adam Stern as an example took it upon himself to aid and abet the ‘isolation’ of Mary Sykes from her siblings and younger daughter.   Senior IARDC attorney G is his protector.    JoAnne Denison, Gloria Sykes, and yours truly have exercised FIRST AMENDMENT rights to protest and the record is clear that government funds are being used to punish us and attempt to shut us up.
How can this happen in America?    That question is now academic’   On July 1, 2013 Senior attorney G published her not so subtle threat to guardianize Gloria Sykes and make her a non- person.  Ten days later (July 10, 2013) the administration of the IARDC is amazingly silent and has not even written a letter to apologize and claim a misunderstanding.   They did not as the meaning of the letter was perfectly clear!
I have to add another term to my call for an HONEST complete, and comprehensive investigation.   The new term is intelligent/effective.   Elder cleansing, like its sisters Ethic Cleansing and Racial Cleansing is a ‘cottage industry.’   The distinction between the infamous sisters is that ‘government’ while decrying its love for those who cannot take care of themselves (including senior citizens) has found pecuniary rewards to ‘elder cleansing.’  (The National Socialists found rewards in its ‘ethic cleansing’ operations but by the clear light of hindsight the methods have been condemned).
This ‘elder cleansing’ scenario cannot continue to be fostered by American Government.   We need an Intelligent/effective Honest, complete and comprehensive investigation of this entire ‘elder cleansing’ scenario at all levels including but not limited to:
1) the guardianship scandal
2) the warehousing of seniors in nursing homes
3) the artificial shorting of targeted senior’s lives  (retro-active abortion)
4) the acts of retro-active adoption – reference is made to activities such as testamentary gifts to members of the cottage industry to the exclusion of natural heirs, or as reported in a Florida case on the miscreants claimed to be a heir of a targeted senior who died.
Most of all I urge the United States of America to short circuit and end the attack on the First Amendment that has been recently illustrated by IARDC actions against targeted lawyers.
Thank you for your courtesy.
Ken Ditkowsky

Petition to the US Government at for blogging about corruption

Please review the below petition and let me know if anyone has any additions or changes:

I hope to get it up by the end of today and will publish the link.

I firmly believe the public is sick and tired of paying for corrupt courts owned by “mega this” and “mega that” that has a financial interest in protecting their buddies and cronnies.

It’s time to take back our court system and start TELLING THE TRUTH about what is going on there.

And I won’t leave you all.  The “hearing” is scheduled for 2nd week in September, and I invite the public. (Of course the ARDC will say you are all witnesses to this blog and try to exclude you, but maybe they’ll let a few in).

Until then, let’s keep on trying to restore justice, integrity and honor to our Illinois court system and pave a path for other attorneys to exercise their First Amendment rights as whistleblowers.

we petition the obama administration to:

Enact Federal Whistleblower Litigation to protect lawyers from being disciplined for reporting state court corruption.

Currently state courts are experiencing a significant level of corruption. Many attorneys are beginning to blog and disclose the corruption and state agencies intended to “regulate” attorneys are being subject to the same levels of corruption and are prosecuting and persecuting these same attorneys rather than protecting them.

The state agencies (such as the Illinois ARDC) are fast turning into “cover up agencies” and deny the defendant attorneys all discovery, all defenses — even the First Amendment – 47 USC 230, the Internet Decency (Immunity) Act, Reporter’s shield laws, etc.–even truth as a defense. They take the standard of “false or with reckless disregard for the truth” and turn it into a dark aberration of what it was. (Prof. Tarkington, IU school of law).

Here’s a great ad from someone on the “Most Wanted” list of NASGA….

KDD got this one:

—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jul 9, 2013 8:14 AM
To: “zam
Subject: Re: Miriam Solo on Twitter

Thank you for forwarding Attorney Solo’s Twitter advertisement.
I am certain the Coopers would like to know how their complaints that a 1.5 million dollar estate was reduced to zero. I am sure Mr. Schwartz who was the victim of a citation proceeding based upon imaginary promissory notes et al would be impressed.
Of course, the attorney may be accurately describing her own clients and implying how she deals with them.
The long and short is this advertisement by Ms. Solo is a symptom of the culture of ‘elder cleansing.’   It is how the FIRST AMENDMENT can be trampled upon by Illinois government and the Rule of Law decreed by the United States Supreme Court is ignored by a state agency with limited delegation.   It is how this same State agency gives the attorneys linked to ‘elder cleansing’ a pass and prosecutes those attorneys who complaint.   Elder Cleansing, Ethic Cleansing, Racial Cleansing are all symptoms of ‘sick societies!’
This is the reason those of us who are affected by the problems created by predators attacking and looting the estates of those individuals in our society who may be disabled must stand up and be counted.     The predation cannot be swept under the rug – it must be exposed and mediated.   The Sykes case, the Gore case, Tyler, Wyman, et al cannot be allowed to ‘covered up’   The Governor signed a bill the other day providing for another impotent agency to protect against elder abuse and financial exploitation of the elderly.   When the Probate Court will not or cannot follow the law as laid down in 755 ILCS 5/11a -1 et seq. the process in not hopeful.
What we need is an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation of the ‘core’ elder cleansing cases and and honest attempt at addressing the problem    The ‘greedy relatives’ and the attorneys dealing with them should be investigated and if they acted inappropriately dealt with in a proper manner.
Ken Ditkowsky

What lawyer would write this

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: Moshe Gluck>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:50:41 -0500
To: R’ Moshe Solo
Subject: Miriam Solo on Twitter

Miriam Solo

Miriam Solo


Lawyer dealing with greedy relatives who want their share even before the body is cold. Thank God for love, children, grandchildren and the week ends.