Gloria asks today, where is justice for her and her mother?

Sent: Aug 30, 2013 10:46 AM
To: “” , YJ Draiman
Cc: NASGA , LUCIUS VERENUS , “” , “” , “” , “” , “”
Subject: RE: Moral Punishment for a Moral Failure?

Dear Mr. Draiman, Gov. to be of California

I lived in Los Angeles for at least 25 years before returning to Chicago when my daddy was diagnosed with a rare Melanoma: he was a healthy, mentally sharp, active 90-year old, long retired from the CPD who, not only invested his life savings in gold and silver coins, and in real estate, but also made certain that his wife, my Mother, Mary G. Sykes, would never be without the finances to live a full, unencumbered, long, healthy productive lives.  Carolyn Toerpe, my sister, who has been aided by the Cook County Courts to steal, emotionally and physically harm, and otherwise, slowly murder ‘our’ mother, was estranged from the family since and about 1996:  she is the respondent to a protective order authored by my Mother, and many complaints filed against Toerpe by my Mother, as Mother learned Toerpe was not only financially exploiting her, but depriving Mother of her assets.

I on the other hand, worked my entire life, and also generated a nice nest egg for my retirement – beyond what my daddy left me. As I write to you, my sister, Toerpe, has not only pauperized my mother and to do so, isolated her from all people she trusts and loves, including me, but also, pauperized me.  How does this happen that a court lacking subject matter jurisdiction can authorize the seizing of non-party’s assets, and the convert over $200,000 of a medical fund to the name of In the Estate of Mary G. Sykes, and name Toerpe the sole beneficiary?  How is it that a Court lacking jurisdiction can enter an order granting Toerpe possession of Mother’s home in spite of all of he legal documents in place authored by my Mother, and verified by the Courts, seel Mother’s home that is in a living revocable trust?  How is it that a Court that lacks subject matter jurisdiction can collaterally attack a final order in 2013 that was entered in 2008, with a testimony of a physician who had never met or even tested my mother? How is it that Toerpe’s husband Fred Toerpe can beat the crap out of me with witnesses, a police investigation commands a warrant for his arrest and a protective order, and yet the Cook County State’s Attorney protect Fred Toerpe, and has the criminal charges against him dismissed?  How is it that Toepre’s attorneys, the law firm of Fischel and Kahn, (Peter Schmiedel, Deborah Jo Soehlig, Amanda Bryne, et. al), and GAL’s Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern, can accuse me of stealing $1.3 million dollars from my mother, accuse me of being the physical and emotional abuser of my mother, and LIE to every judge they go before, an the Illinois ARDC sweeps every complaint I and other interested persons write, under the rug, and Mother’s attorney and friend, who Mother requested represent her, be disbarred because he asks for an honest investigation?  How is it that a court lacking subject matter jurisdiction can willy-nilly grant Toerpe an order to sell my home and take all of the equity in the home?  How is it that both my mother and I have been raped by the Courts without due process of law, and not one law enforcement agency gives a damn — and each one believes Toerpe rather than the facts?

This goes beyond moral failure, and is a direct attack on our United States and Illinois Constitutions and all that we as Americans claim we stand for.  This is treason against he Constitution — a sense of a n American Holocaust, or American terrorism — that unless stopped, will cause the annihilation of a generation of people, including the Baby-boom generation, that has established wealth.  This is against all pubic policy set up not just in Illinois, but California, New York, Arizona, et al. When our governmental agencies ignore these travesties, in order to protect the justices protected by the political elite, one must ask, can we stop this or, is it a incurable cancer?

Growing old in America should not be a bad thing — but it is.  Given there are other emotionally and mentally ill people in the world, such as my sister, Carolyn Toerpe, who, investigators told me was institutionalized 20 years ago, and used the name of Mary C. Sykes  with her husband the POA of medical.  (It was not my mother, by the way).  If any person did an investigation on Toerpe, would they learn what my investigators told me that she was ‘kicked out’ of the classroom because of serious emotional issues and many complaints by student’s parents: that she took a leave of that the Union protected her and she was able to be transferred to a lower paying position with the title of guidance counselor, and yet, keep her base pay plus added income appropriate for the new position, which provided Toerpe with an income 50% over the pay scale.  That Toerpe LIED to the court as well as non-medical and medical doctors, claiming that she is a PhD, psychologist: that Toerpe actually was asked to leave, retire early or took an early retirement because she had the wealth she needed to live above her status (her husband has been unemployed for a long time, but told the Court he was retiring: how does a person retire from unemployment).  That Toerpe has filed Four FRAUDULENT Inventories on Mother’s assets and property and claimed expenses that were never made — including claiming for three years Mother had o Blue Cross Blue Shield and therefor, Toerpe had to pay over $10,000 in medical cost in 2010 and almost as much in 2011. That most recently, in front of 4 witnesses and a staff at the Sunrise Senior Living LLC in Naperville, Toerpe overtly physically and verbally abused my Mother, and yet, with the help of Adam Stern, not only got Sunrise Staff to sign fraudulent affidavits, but also, reported to the Court that it was I who verbally and abused my mother on June 22, 2013.

Now my mother is hidden from all people who love and who she trusts and loves.  In Illinois hiding an elder or child, or any person for that matter is kidnapping, but the Cook Cournty and DuPage County States Attorney offices don’t care: the Naperville Police is protecting Teorpe, and the DuPage County Sheriff’s department is aiding Toerpe as Fred Toerpe’s son, Robert Toerpe is a DuPage County sheriff!  In the real world, Toerpe would have been arrested and charged with Fenony 2, but instead, she’s so empowered, she is looking for a way to murder my mother and blame me or Aunt Yo, or somebody else, so she can collect the final $200,000 + she stole from my medical account — as the court made her the sole beneficiary as it converted the money from a non-party Indiana account to the Clerk of Cook County in re the Estate of Mary G. Sykes.

Now I’m babbling, but as you run for Gov. of Los Angeles, I will share your concerns and drive to stop court sanctioned abuses of the elderly and disabled in California with a many friends and colleagues who still reside in LA area.  Suffice, thank you for listening — although I don’t know if you have any answers and my not be able to do anything until you are voted in and is the Governor of California…

To close, here is a an open letter written by my cousin to Toerpe and her attorneys….

Open Letter to the Guardian, Guardian’s Attorney, and Both Court Appointed GAL’s

Shame on you.  Shame on ALL of you.  The arrogance and cruelty you have showered upon my mother has reached a new subterranean level by even the subpar standards applied in this guardianship.

You have the gall to allow an eighty-three year old woman to believe she would be able to visit with her ninety-four year old sister today –  for a meager one hour visit allowed by the guardian. Then, at the last minute, you pull the rug out from under her?    If there was ANY issue regarding supervision, this should have been dealt with weeks ago.

May I remind ALL of you, Judge Connor’s reprimanded the guardian on more than one occasion to be sure that her mother was NOT being isolated or kept apart from her family.  You have all had the audacity to lead Judge Stuart to believe that my Aunt is not being isolated, when in fact, you know the opposite is true.

You have been complicit in the viciousness and spitefulness with which a tyrannical daughter has separated her mother from the people whom she loves and cherishes.  Your aiding and abetting of the guardian’s actions has allowed her to punish her own mother for crimes unknown, while at the same time inflicting emotional pain throughout what was once a peaceful and loving family.

In your eagerness to have my Aunt guardianized, you erred grossly and placed her with the one person whom she asked to be protected from.  It is time you step up to the plate, and do the right thing.

As Judge Stuart has said, you are the ‘XXX.’

Thank you

Gloria Jean Sykes
Bon Ami Productions, Inc.


Great WSJ Article on the over use of psychotropic drugs at nursing homes

Dear Readers;

This great article was sent to me by Ken Ditkowsky from the WSJ but it was locked and the WSJ does not makes its contents generally available until the next day.  Judy Ditkowsky found an open article:

While Federal Laws restrict the use of psychtropic drugs except with consent of the patient–even those under a guardianship or conservatorship, and while the FDA contraindicates these drugs for those under 20 and above 60 because they are simply too hard on the brain and internal organs, yet an astonishing third of these drugs dispensed in the US go to nursing homes and the most frail, elderly populations in the US.  Obviously this is a very, very serious problem in the US that has to be addressed for the safety of seniors in nursing homes.

In Illinois, a person cannot have psychotropic drugs dispensed without notice, being provided with other options, and then the person has the right to refuse these drugs–primarily because they often don’t work and are actually dangerous to the senior.  See In re Tiffany, Ill. Supreme Court Opinion.  inreTiffany-notice-meds-case

If you have not read the case, please do so now and thanks to the reporter for “outing” this dirty little secret of nursing homes.

When residents are chemically restrained, you can keep them like sardines in a can.


Charges that Deny a Lawyer’s First Amendment Rights are a 42 USC 1983 violation

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Aug 26, 2013 5:52 PM
To: JoAnne Denison
Cc: NASGA , probate sharks , “” <>, john wyman , “”
Subject: the act of Mr. Larkin in bring IARDC charges that he knows or should know with a scintilla of investigation to be a denial of Attorney First Amendment Rights

Senior attorney G in her letter of July 1, the Cyntha Farenga letter to now Senior Attorney B, the patently meritorious complaints filed by larkin against both you and me are without a doubt attempts to throw a monkey wrench into our calling on law enforcement to do an Honest complete and comprehensive investigation of the flood of elder cleansing cases that are now coming to light.   Mary Sykes has been held by a Court lacking jurisdiction for more than four years and deprived of her liberty and property, Alice Gore had the atrocity of having her filings removed from her teeth and the gold not inventoried,  Wyler was placed in a dangerous position and raped, etc
When these facts were brought up, Mr. Larkin as Administrator of the IARDC decided that you and I could not exercise our First Amendment Rights and call for an investigation and he unilaterally is engaged in an attempt to silence both of us (and others) by asking the Supreme Court to take our licenses from us.    Larkin as an attorney is well aware of the First Amendment, and the recent Supreme Court of the US cases that create the rule of law that content based speech cannot be regulated by government.   Indeed, Larkin is aware of the fact that judges are elected in Illinois and the pursuant to Citizen’s United he has no jurisdiction to interfere with our speech.   Yet he persists in his prosecution of both of us.   Such has a chilling effect on not only the Bar to speak out but for ordinary citizens.
Indeed, if Larkin has reviewed the Sykes file he is aware that the Sheriff has indicated by its records that Mary Sykes was never served with summons, and her two siblings (and youngest daughter) were similarly not served and did not waive the prior 14 days notice.    Thus, as he is charged with knowledge of the law he is aware that the Court not only lacked jurisdiction but still lacks it.    It is my contention that any attempt to shut up a citizen and stop him/her from reporting a crime – and violation of civil rights of a citizen is a crime – is obstruction of justice.
The following quote explains the basis of my opinion:
“The term “obstruction of justice” refers to efforts to impede the processes of legal justice, e.g., United States v. Aguilar, 515 U.S. 593, 598–602, 115 S.Ct. 2357, 132 L.Ed.2d 520 (1995), including the sentencing process (Buckley made no effort to obstruct the guilt determining process). United States v. Wells, 154 F.3d 412, 414 (7th Cir.1998); United States v. Green, 114 F.3d 613, 619–20 (7th Cir.1997); United States v. Winston, 34 F.3d 574, 579–80 (7th Cir.1994); United States v. Gilbert, 173 F.3d 974, 979 (6th Cir.1999). We emphasize “efforts.” Obstruction of justice is a crime (more precisely a medley of crimes, see 18 U.S.C. ch. 73; Lisa R. Rafferty & Julie Teperow, “Obstruction of Justice,” 35 Am.Crim. L.Rev. 989 (1998), as well as a basis for enhanced punishment) of attempting; success is not an element in either situation. See, e.g., 18 U.S.C. § 1503; United States v. Aguilar, supra, 515 U.S. at 601–02, 115 S.Ct. 2357; United States v. Ewing, 129 F.3d 430, 435 (7th Cir.1997); United States v. Muhammad, 120 F.3d 688, 694–95 (7th Cir.1997); United States v. Sayetsitty, 107 F.3d 1405, 1410 (9th Cir.1997). When obstruction takes the form, as in this case, of perjury or other lying, see, e.g., United States v. Dunnigan, 507 U.S. 87, 93–94, 113 S.Ct. 1111, 122 L.Ed.2d 445 (1993); United States v. Norris, 300 U.S. 564, 574, 57 S.Ct. 535, 81 L.Ed. 808 (1937); United States v. Hach, 162 F.3d 937, 948–49 (7th Cir.1998); United States v. Molina, 172 F.3d 1048, 1058 (8th Cir.1999); U.S.S.G. § 3C1.1 and Application Note 4, the materiality of the lie becomes a focus of inquiry because a lie that is immaterial to the justice process is not a potential interference with it. See United States v. Barrett, 111 F.3d 947, 953 (D.C.Cir.1997); United States v. Surasky, 976 F.2d 242, 246 n. 5 (5th Cir.1992). But because the offense is one of attempting rather than of succeeding in obstructing justice, all that is required for a lie to be material is that it could, to some reasonable probability, affect the outcome of the process (here, the sentence). U.S.S.G. § 3C1.1, Application Note 6; United States v. Gaudin, 515 U.S. 506, 509, 115 S.Ct. 2310, 132 L.Ed.2d 444 (1995); United States v. Craig, 178 F.3d 891, 901–02 (7th Cir.1999); United States v. Sarihifard, 155 F.3d 301, 306 (4th Cir.1998). That it did not actually affect it is—immaterial. E.g., United States v. Harrison, 42 F.3d 427, 430 (7th Cir.1994); United States v. DeZarn, 157 F.3d 1042, 1051–52 (6th Cir.1998); United States v. Sarihifard, supra, 155 F.3d at 306; Kathryn Kavanaugh Baran & Rebecca I. Ruby, “Perjury,” 35 Am.Crim. L.Rev. 1035, 1049–52 (1998).
45 The purpose of punishing obstruction of justice is not just to prevent miscarriages of justice but also to reduce the burden on the justice system. United States v. Norris, supra, 300 U.S. at 574, 57 S.Ct. 535; United States v. Wells, supra, 154 F.3d at 414–15. If a defendant throws a monkey wrench into it the system is damaged even if the only cost is that of removing the monkey wrench before it can wreck the system. Which is what happened here. By falsely denying that he had had the BB gun with him during the robbery, Buckley induced the probation service to search around for an alternative basis for the dangerous-weapon enhancement; and since a briefcase does not look like a dangerous weapon, or indeed a weapon of any sort, there was some chance that the judge, if she believed Buckley’s lie about the gun, would not impose a dangerous-weapon *711 enhancement at all. Buckley tried to gum up the works, and the probation service, the U.S. Attorney’s office, and the district judge all had to spend time to remove the gum. No more is necessary to establish an obstruction of justice and require the obstruction of justice enhancement.”   United States v. Buckley, 192 F.3d 708, 710-11 (7th Cir. 1999)
The more I think about this situation the more obscene this entire situation has become.    By without any tangible evidence and ignoring the evidence before it, Larkin has done more to obstruct justice than Buckley.   In fact, knowing that he cannot be delegated any authority to regulate speech, Larkin and his minions have by continuing the meritless attempt to silence you and I is making a substantial assault on the American Constitution and in light of Citizens United, Alvarez, Brown, Stephan, New York Times (both cases) etc cannot deny or claim that Rule of Law prohibits his (and his minions) actions.
In light of the clear rulings of Citizens United, Alvarez, Brown et al the claim of acting in a ‘judicial capacity’ is about as thin as attempting to defend a false imprisonment case on the authority of Dred Scott!      Frankly – I am tired of being harassed!    I copied Senator Kirk and Attorney General Holder on this e-mail!    No – I am not repentant for exercizing my First Amendment Rights!   Yes you and anyone else who desires may publish these comments.    I as a citizen am demanding that I be afforded EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAW.     If Mr. Buckley committed Obstruction of Justice, the Mr. Larkin in denying my (and your) First Amendment Rights (in light of the specific rulings in Citizens United, Alvarezk, Brown, et al) has equally committed obstruction of justice and *****.
We need an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation of Sykes and all related cases including the ‘cover up’ and concerted actions directed at thwarting a proper investigation.   This investigation should include looking into the actions of  public and judicial officials  and particular the attempts to deny a citizen (who happens to be lawyer) of his First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Rights.
Ken Ditkowsky

Hear Atty Ken Ditkowsky on Feet to Fire discuss Elder and Ethics Cleansing in the US!

From: kenneth ditkowsky <>

Subject: Re: Tomorrow on Feet to the Fire

It appears that this is not the first time something like this has occurred.  CBS did an interview when this first started – I believe the cover story for not airing the interview was that the tape got destroyed.    Videos of Mary Sykes disappeared from one of the social media postings = they are back up.    It appears that the removal could be traced to one of our miscreants.    John Wyman was supposed to appear on another CBS program – naturally that never occurred.     Today we have the coincidence of this particular show not being heard.
All these coincidences are getting a little tiresome.    Someone with tremendous clout is involved in making all these coincidences!   We have here in the Sykes and related cases an assault on American core principles that rivals 9/11.    Thousands of seniors are being herded into nursing homes and guardianships to be stripped of their liberty and property,    After  the last dollar – or in the case of Alice Gore – her last gold filling is removed – the seniors are subjected to retro-active abortion.    Mary Sykes is now being processed!   She is totally isolated from her home (which was sold to someone connected with a very famous Alderman), her gold coins worth in excess of a million dollars are gone – and not inventoried, and the rest of her assets have (we are informed) found their way into much more deserving hands than Mary’s!    To accomplish the final solution Mary has been hidden away and no longer has been seen or heard from by anyone who cares!    How long Mary will have the will to live – is an open question!
Unfortunately Mary Sykes is not unique or an anomaly.     She is becoming common-place and prey for the miscreants who are part of the cottage industry of ‘elder cleansing.’   I wrote Senator Kirk and Senator Durbin concerning it.    Kirk’s office showed interest, however Durbin sent me a copy of some idiotic speech that he delivered on social security.    Who cares about Mary’s social security when for four years her liberty and property has been taken from her.   Who case about her social security when it goes to pay the miscreants who took from Mary her liberty and property.
I understand the program has been rescheduled for new week.    As I keep mentioning the theft of about a million dollars in gold coins and continue to point out that the guardian had an amazing pecuniary change after being appointed by the Court  (which incidentally lacked jurisdiction) = all coincidences !.    I wonder how they will stop new week’s broadcast?
Keith – I am not bitter!    Piece by piece the word is getting out and piece by piece the miscreants will get what they deserve.   There is a special place in HELL for out miscreant friends.   No one ever gets out of this life alive!
Ken Ditkowsky

Depositions and Exhibits of Gloria Sykes, Yolanda Bakken, Scott Evans and Kathie Bakken

Bravo to these heros and heroines for standing up for truth and justice in our court system!

Give yourself a pat on the back for doing your civic duty and appearing for your deposition.

Deposition of Gloria Sykes 

Deposition of Scott Evans

Deposition of Kathie Bakken

Deposition of Yolanda Bakken

For filing tomorrow–the Depositions of Gloria Sykes, Yolanda Bakken, Kathie Bakken and Scott Evans

Dear Readers,

as you know, last month I took the depositions of the Sykes family and I was utterly amazed at how firmly they they all told the same story, how their statements, answers and question for the truth, integrity and justice and Probate was utterly severe to the highest levels.

They directly contradicted everything in my complaint.

They told the same story–a tale of horrors.  No notice, no jurisdiction, yet seizing Gloria’s assets–assets meant for her health care post breast cancer which clearly endangers her health.  They tell the story of isolation of an active, vibrant elderly woman who was active in her garden club, walked miles around her own neighborhood for everything she wanted, the bank, the garden club, neighbors, the beauty salon–you name it, if it was within 2 miles, she would “do her daily walking” there.  So it was no surprise that at age 90 she was healthy, ambulatory, lucid and coherent.

But THAT does not stop the Illinois Probate system when it has targeted a senior with a paid up home in a highly desirable neighborhood, a good bank account, rumors of millions in gold coins and cash ($40,000) in a mattress.  Nope, things like due process and the US Constitution and the Illinois Constitution and even international treaties pertaining to human rights, civil rights and due process mean nothing to these miscreants.

Who are they and how do they do these scams are still a mystery because there HAS BEEN NO INVESTIGATION.

Why don’t the feds or states attorneys get someone in there with a wire?  There are many of these cases going on, starting right now, and no one stops this cash cow machine of probate–stealing lives and fortunes.

see below and take care


In Re:


Reg. No. 6192441

Commission No. 2013 PR 0001

Atty Sharon Opryszek, Atty Melissa Smart and Atty Jerome Larkin
ARDC, One Prudential Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago, Illinois via personal delivery and email

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on August 23, 2013 I will file a the attached Depositions and Exhibits of 1) Yolanda Bakken; 2) Kathie Bakken; 3) Scott C. Evans and 4) Gloria J. Sykes with the Clerk of Court of the ARDC, a copy of which is attached and served upon you herewith.

Respectfully Submitted

JoAnne Denison
JoAnne Denison
Denison & Assocs, PC
1512 N Fremont St, #202
Chicago, IL 60642
Ph 312 553 1300, Fax 312 553 1307


In Re:
Commission No. 2013 PR 0001

Reg. No. 6192441

Notice of Filing of Depositions and Exhibits

Joanne M. Denison (“JMD” or “Atty Denison”) herewith files the following Depositions together with Exhibits which were taken on 7/30/2013 pursuant to the Notice of Deposition shown in the attached exhibits:

1) Deposition of Yolanda Bakken, sister to Mary G. Sykes;
2) Deposition of Kathie Bakken, daughter of Yolanda Bakken and niece to Mary G. Sykes;
3) Deposition of Scott C Evans, long time and close family friend to Mary Sykes and her family;
4) Deposition of Gloria J Sykes, daughter and long term caretaker of Mary G Sykes.

You are invited to read and review these deposition which directly, firmly and completely  contradict the Complaint which the ARDC filed on January 8, 2013.

Why these depositions could not have been taken before the January 8, 2013 complaint was filed is a complete mystery.  Further, the ARDC’s failure to conduct an adequate investigation before taking legal action against Atty Denison (and Atty Kenneth Ditkowsky as well) should be seriously considered for Rule 137 sanctions under the Rules of the Illinois Supreme Court.

In a highly unusual fashion, no counsel for the ARDC appeared at any of the above depositions.  In addition, when the ARDC counsel was asked if they would like to bring back the witnesses to cross examine them, they said they would do this at trial.

In a further highly unusual fashion, the Tribunal thought it proper to require the attendance of Ms. Yolanda Bakken at trial, they would not use her deposition as an evidence deposition even though she is elderly (83+ years) and tires easily, and they desire to subject this woman to cross examination.  The undersigned attorney has never before seen a judge in the Illinois Court court system require an elderly, frail woman to attend a trial when a deposition would suffice.  In addition, it is equally cold and heartless for the ARDC not to attend her deposition and agree it may suffice as an evidence deposition.  Clearly the intent of the ARDC has not changed to a clear conviction to seek out the truth, find all miscreants in probate, and bring truth and justice to probate and integrity to the courts and their functioning.  It is highly disappointing to all honest and ethical attorneys involved.

Finally, it is further submitted that there is highly unusual activity taking place in this trial where the undersigned counsel had to take the depositions of her own witnesses, and that in volumes and pages of court transcripts, motions and pleading practice though numerous court actions in Illinois, this is the first time the Sykes family has been able to put their story on record in a deposition–or any full and fair court proceeding, for that matter.  This is most likely the first time when the Sykes family has not been abused in a judicial proceeding.

It is submitted that the blog at is in fact truthful, accurate and that the Complaint filed against the undersigned is entirely without merit and the ARDC has steadfastly refused to answer to, investigate or give any credence to dozens of complaints involving Sykes, as well as numerous entirely credible client complaints involving the following Illinois cases, all of which have been operating without jurisdiction under the Illinois Probate Act: Sykes, Wyman, Bedin, Valentino and now, because the ARDC does nothing and takes no action, and the judges and attorneys involved do not seem to care, a more recent case was invoked without notice: Marcel Payton.

No one investigates and no one cares.  The victims involved are elderly and frail.  They cannot speak for themselves.  However, this does not mean that the US Constitution and Illinois Constitution, as well as international treaties pertaining to due process and civil rights do not apply to the likes of Sykes, Wyman, Bedin, Valentino, Payton, etc.

These elderly and frail individual deserve better.  Alice Gore did not need to be isolated and have all her teeth pulled and then subject to a DNR/no food no water regimen which quickly killed her.  And that is not the only case where such nefarious activities are prevalent.

The ARDC can and must sit up and take notice that the public is becoming swiftly aware of the broken, unjust and unfair system currently residing in the probate courts.

My blog is just one small part of the fight for human rights, civil rights and dignity that can and must be implemented in our Illinois Probate court system.

The above Sykes case is just one story out of several dozen that the undersigned attorney has become aware of.  Not only has the Sykes family been abused in probate, but they are being abused by the ARDC and JIB when repeated requests for investigations and action are made with no apparent results..


JoAnne M. Denison
Prepared By:
JoAnne M. Denison, Atty. No.  14,867
Denison & Associates, PC
1512 N Fremont St, #202
Chicago, IL 60642
phone:  312-553-1300
fax:  312-553-1307

Gloria asks, what would happen without the blogs?

Sent: Aug 17, 2013 6:49 AM
To: kenneth ditkowsky
Cc: JoAnne M Denison , probate sharks , NASGA , Tim NASGA , “” <>, “” , “” , Harry Heckert , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG” , “”
Subject: Re: 95-Year Old WWII Vet Murdered By Police for Refusing Medical Attention

Why won’t The tribune do a story on my mom and what happened at Sunrise
My mom said to me ‘I knew you’d come for me. I knew you didn’t abandon me.’
These words will haunt me for the rest if my life. My mom is 94 and the police let Carol drug her and Sunrise helped Toerpe remove her from the back and the police didn’t even talk to her.

Nor did the Department on Health and Aging.

What the F is going on?   A frail, elderly, 95 year old man being tasered and my mom being beat up by a so called “plenary guardian” Carolyn Toerpe.
And innocent attorneys like Ken Ditkowsky doing what’s right [telling the truth] and being disbarred?

Without the [probate] blog[s] no one would know of my mom or the horrors and whores of justice.

Every appeal I have had has been dismissed with prejudice just because Peter Schmiedel has asked for it?

from Gloria Sykes, younger daughter and excellent caregiver for 10+ years, named in her mother’s POA as preferred guardian.

Sent from my iPhone

Dear Gloria;

Because of the blogs, thousands and thousands of citizens have exactly the same question, exactly what is going on with our nation’s court system and why are the clear laws being ignored, day after day, court date after court date?

I don’t understand either.  Hundreds of people on this blog alone have asked me what is going on with Gloria and Ken and the ARDC and why are millions missing from the inventory of Mary Sykes, and no one dares to touch these questions?

Adam Stern said during Ken’s trial that “he investigated” and sent out subpoenas. From the Record on Appeal–the official court record, there were no subponeans sent out by him, no returns, no affidavits of service.

I challenged the Sykes court to show proof of service on Mary and her elderly sisters when I first started this blog in December 2011, and years later, no proof of service upon Mary, Josephine and Yolanda. The evidence consisting of declarations were published on this blog.  No response from the court or the GAL’s but I know the GAL’s read the blog because from time to time they email me.

No answers, just question after question after question.

Gloria, you were a highly renown investigative reporter. When you ask the questions and no one responds, you know what is going on.

The questions have been asked.  The court does not answer you.  The GAL’s do not answer you.  Peter Schmeidel runs and hides from us just as he did on Aug. 16, 2012 when you asked him just when was jurisdiction seriously considered before.  He is a coward and a liar.

I think it is a great story.  Millions missing, many questions.

My response is that it is clearly “the machine” in Illinois, which reaches from the politicians, to the elected to office, to those tied in with it, the zoning board, the probate court which benefits, to the actors in court which benefit.

Ken and I have stated it is a scandal greater than Greylord — no constitutional rights, elderly with paid up homes and bank accounts being declared incompetent by standing on a porch, Doctors Rabin, Amdur and Shaw never see the patients, but are psychics verified by their own court testimony, no hearings, no attorneys appointed for those that object to the guardianship, judges that say 2-1401 does not exist in probate, lie after lie after lie.

You know, it’s great fodder for a blog, for a political cartoon, for the inconvenient and embarrassing  truth. We laugh and we jest.

But it’s the ultimate in horror show for the families that live thru this, the Tylers,the Drabiks the Sykes, the Bedins, the Wyman’s, etc.

It exists to the tune of Rosemary’s baby.

And and all I can do and all the families can do is pray and light candles and ask for angels.  That’s what I do.  Each day, every day.  My hopes, thoughts and prayers are always with you.

May justice prevail and may the ARDC be not afraid to confront it.


New from KDD — Elder Cleansing AND Ethics Cleansing

Totally brilliant.

See below and I agree with KDD, it’s a classic case of Elder AND ethics cleansing.


From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Aug 15, 2013 8:28 AM
To: NASGA , JoAnne Denison , probate sharks
Cc: “” , “” , “” <>, Harry Heckert , j ditkowsky , GLORIA SYKES , “” , “” , SUNTIMES , “” , Eric Holder , matt senator kirk , Bill , “” , “” , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG”
Subject: Freud and Ethics Cleansing

 In my draft letter to the Attorney General, which I sent out to you by e-mail  I referred to Ethnic Cleansing as “Ethics Cleansing”      That is a classic Freudian slip!    Ethic’s cleansing is exactly what the attached article and the current Disciplinary cases filed by Mr. Larkin and the Illinois ARDC in an effort to deny JoAnne Dension, myself, and some other assorted attorneys of their First Amendment Rights.
It is indeed ironic that I should do exactly what the senior attorney for the IARDC did in her July 1, 2013 letter in which she made a threatening typographical error.     (She threatened that Gloria Sykes – and impliedly anyone who complained concerning the unusual events in the Sykes case had Adam Stern in their future).     I did and do think that the established Bar and State Supreme Court’s in not giving full faith and credit to the Rule of Law as set forth in the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court of the United States of America are engaged in “Ethics Cleansing!”
It galls me that the 2nd oldest profession should in my 52st year as member should condone [by its lack of action as to the complaints arising in the Gore case]  the Elder Cleansers action of scavenging of gold fillings of senior citizens!     The call for an HONEST investigation of the suspicious actions of two guardian ad litem appointed by a Court lacking jurisdiction was sufficient to motivate Disciplinary proceedings against Ms. Denison and myself!
I wonder where America went??????
Ken Ditkowsky

A New Letter to US AG Eric Holder

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Aug 14, 2013 5:34 PM
To: Eric Holder , matt senator kirk , DiAnn Matson , Larry Chambers , j ditkowsky
Cc: Tim NASGA , GLORIA SYKES , NASGA , probate sharks , JoAnne Denison , Martin Kozak , scott evans , j ditkowsky , Bill , “” , “” , “” <>, “” , SUNTIMES , “” , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG”
Subject: letter to the Attorney General of the United States of America

I ran across an e-mail by Adam Stern to Farenga that was sent to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline case in which Adam Stern points out that jurisdiction is a technicality.    The Bar Associations are amazing quiet as attorney are being silenced by the IARDC for exercising their First Amendment Rights.   The ‘core’ principles of America are being considered technicalities by the 2nd oldest professions own version of the Taliban!    I drafted the following letter which will go out snail mail tomorrow.
Letter and e-mail to Attorney General of the United States, Civil Rights Division
Dear Attorney General,
By e-mail I and a great number of citizens have written to the United States of America to protest “elder cleansing.’    Elder Cleansing is the sister to Ethic and Racial cleansing.      The concept of Ethic cleansing is more sinister as it encompasses a broader population and exists because many of our Courts appear to condone it.      A current example of ‘elder cleansing’ is the Mary Sykes case.
Illinois has a comprehensive and well thought out program for protecting and fostering the State of Illinois’ parens patrie obligations toward the disabled and senior citizens.     The statutory citation is 755 ILCS 5/11a et seq.      The Legislature mandated in 11a – 3 that the senior citizen would not suffer a ‘death sentence’ when adjudicated to be in need of a guardian.   The guardian would act only to the extent necessary.   Further in 11a – 17 and 11a – 18 the wishes of the senior were to be respected and changes in the environment were to occur only upon real court supervision and consideration.
To assure that a senior was not railroaded into a guardianship Illinois required that a full disclosure petition (11a – 8) would be provided the Court, and that jurisdiction would not attach unless pursuant to 11a – 10 the alleged disabled person was accorded full knowledge of the gravamen of the proceeding and his/her nearest and closes relatives were provided with a prior 14 day notice of the date, time, and place of any incompetent proceedings.    The Supreme Court of Illinois in In re: Steinfeld 158 Ill 2d 1, and the Appellate Court in In re: Sodini 172 Ill App3d 1055 rule that such criterion were jurisdictional.
If you examine the Court record in 09 P 4585 pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County what is most striking is the fact that all the protections were ignored.   Mary Sykes, according to the records of the Sheriff of Cook County, and the Court file was not properly served with process and her close relatives required to be given 14 days prior notice were not given any notice.    What is most striking is the fact that a search of the court records does not reveal any “return” of process, affidavits of notice etc.     As these are jurisdictional we have on day one and square one the scenario of a senior citizen being deprived of her liberty and property by a Court lacking jurisdiction.
The nightmare however is much more nefarious.     Mary Sykes’ substantial assets disappeared and were not inventoried as part of the estate.   Instead, the requests for an investigation and for the two guardian ad litem to do their jobs were greeted by attempts at intimidation.    Mary’s younger daughter (Gloria) has been targeted with forfeiture of the proceeds of an insurance claim (after term time and in violation of full faith and credit), assault and battery, an illegal eviction from her home, vandalism, and even the theft of her intellectual property.    An attorney friend of Gloria’s JoAnne Denison an ARDC complaint threatening her law license for writing a blog and calling for an Honest investigation of the Mary Sykes case.     I also have been targeted.    I had to successfully defend a ‘sanction’ order entered by a Court in which the Appellate Court of Illinois ruled lacked jurisdiction.    This was followed by an ARDC complaint threatening my license.    My crime – I attempted to make inquiry as to why title 11a was not being followed and over a million dollars in Mary Sykes’ assets were stolen.    (I use the word stolen because it is now absolutely clear that over a million dollars in gold coins were taken from a safety deposit box that Mary Sykes had an ownership interest and not a coin was inventoried by the plenary guardian.   The two guardian ad litem appointed in case 4585 by a Court lacking jurisdiction have the ear of the IARDC and they are attempting to silence me.   [An ARDC attorney in an open hearing asked me if I was repentant for writing to the Office of the Attorney General of the United States concerning the Mary Sykes case – apparently he had never read the First Amendment to the United States Constitution]
Unfortunately, the Sykes case is not an isolated incident.    As you can see from the hundreds of e-mails that affected citizens have sent to the United States of America, and law enforcement agencies ‘elder cleansing’ is not unique or unusual.     The Government Accounting office in a Report to Congress has detailed dozens of seniors being victimized by the villains engaging in the cottage industry of ‘elder cleansing.’    Indeed, books are starting to appear on the shelves by desperate family members who have heretofore being silenced by rogue Court officials and other miscreants.    The cancer has spread to just about every State in the Union and the horror stories abound.
The pattern is unmistakable.     A senior is targeted.    When the senior’s estate is exhausted, the senior dies, is cremated and the miscreants go on to another target.    The process may take a couple years, but the rewards are huge.    In Sykes as an example Mary’s dwelling was located in an affluent and very stable middle class area.    Her assets included gold coins, funds hidden in a mattress, antiques and a few dollars in Bank accounts.    Mary’s expenses were relatively small and up until Mary was kidnapped and spirited in captivity it was reported that Mary’s younger daughter defrayed them.   [Gloria is an award winning journalist].   Today, Mary is being hidden and forcibly kept from any contact with her two siblings, her younger daughter, her friends, her garden club and her church.      This latest fiasco was prompted by the ‘guardian’s sale of Mary’s real estate’ and the location of Mary in a nursing home.     When Mary was located and visited by a sister, a friend, and her younger daughter the plenary guardian, and guardian ad litem Adam Stern went ballistic.    The Naperville police were called and the family and friends of Mary Sykes routed from the facility.    Mary was immediately hidden away at some other unknown facility so that she could not have contact with her sisters, her younger daughter, or her friends.   [Precious pictures and video showing that Mary, who had not seen her younger daughter for 2.5 years, hugged and kissed her for about a half hour, and said “I knew you would come to get me.”  Adam Stern and the Naperville police are implicated in an uninvestigated destruction of evidence/obstruction of justice.]
The cancer of ‘elder cleansing’ has resulted in a number of internet postings and blogs.   The criminal activities are detailed.     The perfidy of public officials in the ‘cottage industry’ is legend and way too numerous to detail in one letter.    I’ve included a copy of my reply brief filed in response to an IARDC complaint against me to illustrate the extremes that political figures have gone to avoid the simple request of an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation.     The violation of Mary Sykes’ civil rights is obvious and is a poster board example of the cancer.    The violation of Gloria Sykes’ rights is a clear example of why 42 USCA 1983 was enacted.     The violation of JoAnne Denison’s rights condemns the legal profession.    The New York Times cases decided by the United States Supreme Court should have buried the IARDC complaint against Ms.Denison.    It is respectfully suggested that the Attorneys for the IARDC (Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission) should be aware that they lack jurisdiction to regulate any content based speech.    (Even though it does not make any difference, Ms. Denison and yours truly are not a parties or an attorneys in any relevant litigation – we are both concerned citizens.)  47 USCA 230 also makes it clear that Ms. Denison can post the writing of Satan himself on the internet and government cannot punish her.
The purpose of this letter is to request the Justice Department to conduct an HONEST, intelligent, complete and comprehensive investigation of the hundreds (and maybe thousands) of elder cleansing cases that have been swept under the rug and prosecute the self-anointed ‘judicial officials’ who have so little regard for the rights, privileges and immunities of senior citizens, disabled adults and other persons contemplated for protect by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 1 et seq.    The treasury needs the tax money and breaches of fiduciary relationship create taxable events.   In Sykes the ‘theft’ of over a million dollars in gold coins is an incentive.     In Gore the reduction of 1.5 million dollar estate (and the conversion of Mrs. Gore’s gold fillings) is an incentive.   In Tyler 8 million is an incentive.
Elder cleansing has another attribute.    We had a client by the name of Robert Jaycox.    Mr. Jaycox was a fraud victim and was brought into a nursing home.   The nursing home understandably wanted to be paid for its services and rather than evicting Mr. Jaycox – in my opinion – saw an opportunity.    A doctor was brought in any he certified that Mr. Jaycox could not take care of his personal affairs, and the nursing home brought proceedings to have a guardian appointed for Jaycox.
Mr. Jaycox was completely competent and wanted to go live with his long term friend Susan Harris.    (These senior citizens were in their 80’s and vulnerable).     When the ‘process of elder cleansing’ was applied to Jaycox, Jaycox managed to smuggle a letter to the Judge.    The Judge accepted Mr. Jaycox’s choice of a lawyer (yours truly) and set a hearing date and allowed me to appear.    I went to see Jaycox and learned that in his heavy sedated state he fell out of bed at the nursing home and hit his head.  Of course pursuant to HIPPA Jaycox’s medical records were not available to me and as the nursing home had decreed him to be incompetent he could not consent.
Nevertheless, Jaycox and Ms. Harris convinced me that he was fully competent.  The opposition to this conclusion is of record and was augmented when I discovered on the occasion of my visiting Mr. Jaycox that one accident was not sufficient and the bar on Mr. Jaycox’s bed was in the down position.    When the next hearing was schedule, Jaycox need emergency hip surgery and on the date of hearing was in extreme pain.     We did examine the doctor who testified as a medical certainty that Jaycox was not able to act for himself.    On cross-examination the doctor revealed that Mr. Jaycox had sufficient competency to make life and death decisions – he (Jaycox) had consented to the surgery.    From there Jaycox had no value, he suffered aspirated pneumonia – apparently one of the highly skilled people at the nursing home fed Mr. Jaycox while he was in prone position and some food lodged in his lungs!   He died shortly thereafter.   Case closed – he was cremated and forgotten – another victim of elder cleansing!  [No-one can be smug – this can happen to any one of us.   A senior attorney at the IARDC wrote a letter on July 1, 2013 in which she stated the Adam Stern had been appointed as Guardian ad Litem for Gloria Sykes.    It took 17 days and approximately 2 weeks after receipt by the senior attorney of a threat of a lawsuit for the IARDC senior attorney to discover that the threat of Stern being appointed as Ms. Sykes guardian was a typo!  – indeed!   This should provide some insight as to how much of a threat to our personal liberty and property elder cleansing has become.  [And, those threats to guardianize anyone who objects to being a probate court victim are far from a rarity.  The fact the IARDC was involved, speaks volumes].
I know that theattorney Larkin of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission considers it grossly unethical to write to you,  but,  as I read the First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments they are still in full force and effect and the National Socialist Party is still a minority – ergo,  I respectfully request that the United States of America conduct an Honest complete and comprehensive investigation of the ‘elder cleansing cases’ and the government agencies and officials who are obstructing or denying citizens of their precious liberties, civil and human rights and property.
Thank you for your courtesy and co-operation,
Yours very truly,
Ken Ditkowsky

note: corrected for typos, comments by JMD in [].

Fabulous Law Review Article by Prof. Margaret Tarkington!

You go girl!  Ken Ditkowsky sent me the article from Westlaw, but here is a link on the internet

check it out!  Free Speech in one article, the history, the benefits, the NECESSITY of protecting the Amendment we call the first one, and regard as the first one, and the one that keeps us free and democratic.


How wonderful is that?

Thanks so much Professor Tarkington.  Now if you were only my Constitutional Law Expert at my trial.

No matter, Ken will do a fabulous job.


Some beautiful Poems by Joanne Denison

This is one I wrote when my mother died

When the clouds roll by in a clear blue sky
Think of me.
When the roaring waves wash upon the shore and gently wash their way around your feet,
think of me.
At the mountain top looking down on hills and valleys below,
think of me.
But when it rains or it pours, when the pain of sleet nips at your toes,
I am there too.  But my world now is golden, it shines like pure crystal.
Flower beds full of roses and orchids,
exotic birds and butterflies that freely roam, but never leave.
Think of me and know that our love still flows between these two worlds,
and you will feel the way between my heart and yours.
Always.  I promise.
Think of me.

I know that many of you have mothers and fathers that have passed over and perhaps you also suffered with a difficult and abusive guardianship, but I want you to know that your loved ones are now with the angels.  I send blessings, peace and love for all of you that have suffered in such a manner.




Requesting some help from the IARDC from Atty Ken Ditkowsky

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Aug 13, 2013 6:04 AM
To: “”
Subject: Fw: WestlawNext – 9 full text items for no power to regulate speech

Mr. Larkin and the staff of attorneys at the IARDC.
The cases that are forwarded to you are the Rule of Law as to ‘content related speech.’  
These cases a clearly at odds with the position that you have taken in recent disciplinary cases.   As a public official I call upon you to honor the Rule of Law and dismiss any and all charges against attorneys who have exercised their First Amendment Rights.    Respect for the Rule of Law is paramount.    The deposition that was taken of Ms. Denison (now spread far and wide on the net) is a gross embarrassment.   The brief filed in my case (by an arm of the Supreme Court of Illinois) that misinterprets two Supreme Court cases and ignores a third would have been an embarrassment for  a first year law suit to have submitted.    
An internal investigation of the IARDC should be conducted to determine how such conduct could occur within an agency designed to protect the public prior to the IARDC becoming the scape goat for elder cleansing.    The calls for an honest, intelligent, complete and comprehensive investigation are intended to bring justice to people such as Mary Sykes – in making the call we want the focus on how senior citizens such as Mary are being exploited – we do not wish the distraction of government agencies being in the ‘dock!’     The focus has to be on how a senior citizen can be spirited off the street and deprived of her liberty and property in the blink of an eye and without the legal protections afforded by the law.   
Your help is solicited in the fight against elder cleansing.    First we need your help in investigating the known miscreants who the IARDC appears to be protecting, and Second we need you to help us keep the focus on the victims and the villains who prey upon senior citizens such as Mary Sykes.
Ken Ditkowsky

IARDC: A mission of strenuously avoiding the truth and doing justice


Dear Ken;

When you state that all the ARDC has attempted to do is embark on an utter strange mission that is not truth seeking or ensuring justice to anyone, I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment.

Plus, SO’s strange mission for the ARDC appears to be: 1) to not take the depositions of my witnesses; 2) to try to strike and remove my experts who have excellent qualifications: namely: 1) yourself, a practitioner for many, many decades; 2)  Bev and Ken Cooper, producers of Coopers Corner a show with 250,000 viewers that often talks about corruption and probate PLUS they produce a popular probate blog; 3) Sylvia Rudek, director of NASGA with thousands and thousands of members/probate victims and 4)  John Howard Wyman, a probate survivor and author of a 4.9 star book on Amazon.

They have spent tons of hours and probably 20+ lbs of paper  trying to strike my pleadings, my witnesses, deny me discovery (interrogatories) with the Chair claiming “those aren’t helpful
now, maybe later)–4 hours in a deposition, and I have seen NO EVIDENCE that the ARDC wants to get to the truth of the Sykes matter and do justice.  Not one scintilla of this at all. And most of the ARDC pleadings are published on this blog or soon will be.


I challenge anyone to show me how, in all of their efforts, their documents, they appear to take even the most remote attempt at doing justice for you, me, Sykes, Tyler, Gore, Bedin, Wyman, etc.?

They don’t even seem to care about Bedin, Wyman, Gore, Tyler, etc.

It’s soooo bad, Gloria considers their actions in your case and mine with respect to her deposition to clearly comprise obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

What madness is this?  Why do they strenuously avoid the truth in Sykes and say they are not interested in the equally horrific cases of Tyler, Gore, Bedin, Wyman, etc.?


Atty Larkin’s Rejection on behalf of the IARDC for a full, complete and honest investigation of Sykes, Wyman, Tyler, Gore, Bedin

As law enforcement likes to conduct its investigations by the ‘clear light of hindsight’  it is nice to save letters that will be hard to explain by governmental agencies paid by the People of the State of Illinois to protect the public when all the facts are on the table.    The attached letter is in response to my letter to the IARDC to do an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation of the Sykes matter.    As the IARDC has an obligation as part of its mandate to protect the public, any fair minded citizen would believe that it was disingenuous for the IARDC to refuse to conduct such an investigation in light of the fact that for over four years Mary Sykes has been held against her will and deprived of her liberty, property, civil rights and human rights pursuant to void court orders.
After all, if you are attempting to separate attorneys from their FIRST AMENDMENT  rights it would follow that any legitimate and honest government agency would like to have all the facts in front it before it acted in such a manner.    This is especially true in light of the New York Times cases, Alvarez, Brown, et al and the very questionable claim of the IARDC to jurisdiction over citizens who have not been allowed to participate in the Sykes, but, as citizens have exercised their First Amendment Rights.    The New York times case does not mince words – it says that government does not have the ‘power’ (sic Jurisdiction) to regulate content based speech!
Thus, it is respectfully suggested that the attached letter indicates that Mr. Larkin, is not only ignoring the Rule of Law set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States, but assuming jurisdiction that he does not have in his prosecution of both Ms. Denison and myself.    The attached letter makes it very clear that Larkin’s  myoptic inquiry will not include an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation of dozens of citizen complaints concerning Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel and his own staff.     He is not going to investigation the fact that:
1) CT was named in a petition for a protective order by Mary Sykes and mysteriously this petition was never heard.
2) the Report of proceedings in the Sykes case reveals what should be highly unusual events, to wit:
a) no documentation of the jurisdictional requirements required to obtain jurisdiction over Mary Sykes by the Court.
b) no medical testimony as to Mary Sykes incompetency, and in particular the attempted suppression of videos taken at the time of the alleged incompetency that reveal competency.    Removing of hearing aids from a elderly person desperately in need of them and interviewed said person who cannot hear the questions will produce some interesting results.
c) no attempt to comply with 11a – 3
d) the omission of Mary’s two siblings from the 11a – 8 petition
e) denial of Mary Sykes First, Fifth, and 14th amendment rights
f) admission of neglect by the plenary guardian
g) allegations by family members of theft by the plenary guardian of over a million dollars in assets – and the failure of the plenary guardian to inventory the same, or to deny the theft.
h) unusual expenditures by the plenary guardian who weeks before allegedly stole $4000.00 from Mary Sykes.
i) 2 guardian ad litem appointed in a small estate.
j)  LACK OF JURISIDICTION attacks on my attempt to investigate the Sykes case, a prior judgment -(735 ILCS 5/2 1401 being ignored).
k) isolation (further abuse) of Mary Sykes from her family, her friends, her activities, her property and her civil and human rights.
l)   *****
It is respectfully averred that  Mr. Larkin was interested in is censoring the calls by yours truly and Ms. Denison for an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation.  Even with the current revelations Mr. Larkin and the IARDC is not interested in conducting an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation, but, as illustrated by the deposition taken of Ms. Denison , appears engaged in what I in exercising my FIRST Amendment Rights would call a ‘cover-up.’     NB.   The foregoing is content related speech!     At this point in time the IARDC is aware of SCOTUS rulings and 47 USCA 230.    Such conduct is highly suspicious in the mind of yours truly and should be the subject of an Honest investigation by law enforcement and in particular the United States of America.
Please note that I copied the IARDC with this e-mail as Democracy is not a spectator sport and most importantly a government institution such as the IARDC has a fiduciary duty to the public.      It is respectfully submitted that I do not wish to give Mr. Larkin or the IARDC any opportunity to in the future claim that he and the IARDC were not fully informed and requested to protect the public from ‘guardian’ aided and abetted “elder cleansing.”      Mr. Larkin may consider this e-mail and the publication of the attachment to be unethical, but, as a citizen pursuant to the Bill of Rights and Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution I have the right to do so.   Pursuant to the Himmel case promulgated by the IARDC as an attorney I have a duty to disclose wrongdoing to the IARDC.    This duty includes the disclosure of wrongdoing by the staff of the IARDC.    INTENTIONAL VIOLATION OF THE FIRST, FIFTH, AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION are events that Himmel requires reporting!
Ken Ditkowsky

Protecting YOUR rights under the First Amendment

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Aug 12, 2013 2:19 PM
To: Janet Phelan , “barbaraetc@” , rudy bush , “” , JoAnne Denison , matt senator kirk
Cc: “janet_c_phelan@” , “(” , Tim , “j ditkowsky (” , “Harry Heckert (” , “probate sharks (” , “(” , “(” , “joeyshoes” , Marty Prehn , “tvfields@” , “(mxwanderer@)” , “(intelligentones)” , “” , “”
Subject: Re: I am asking, what is the Proper and Legal Method for Judicial Branch Whistle Blowing?

 Being ‘messed with’ is part of the obligation of citizenship!   Anything worthwhile is worth fighting for!    My maternal  grandfather immigrated to the United States when he was 9 years old.   He traveled alone!    My father was a baby, but he came with his family.    I was born here.    The streets are paved with gold!
My grandfather homesteaded land, and provided the basis for my comfort.    My friend Fung Ye Moy’s father and uncle at ages 8 and 9 came to Chicago alone into a hostile environment.   Out of their efforts the Moy family made their mark on Chicago.    EAch immigrant was devoted to the ‘core’ values of the United States of America, fought for them and prospered because of them.    Mr. Moy and my grandfather were not deterred by the likes of Mr. Stern, Ms Farenga, et al.    Their reaction would have been substantially more violent than mine or JoAnne’s but it would have been just as defiant.     Mr. Larkin’s IARDC does not frighten me.    His minions believe that it should, but,  he should be more frightened of me as he at this point in time should be aware that as long as their is a breathe of life in me,  I will continue to exercise my First Amendment Rights and fight to protect the ‘core values’ of the Rule of law.
I personally owe the ‘torch of liberty’ for the wonderful life I’ve enjoyed!     My father served four years in the South Pacific practicing ‘meat ball’ surgery on an LST during WW2.    Two of my cousins and three other uncles fought the National Socialists to preserve our freedom.    My facing off against Farenga, Stern, Schmiedel, Larkin et al is nothing by comparison!    My being ‘unethical’ in calling for an HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation does not take great courage!     Mary Sykes, Alice Gore et al faced greater dread.   I own a pen!   It is mighter than the sword and ultimately each of miscreants is going to feel the weight of Justice.    The elderly, the disabled, and the others who fall into the gambit of elder cleansing will ultimately receive justice and the miscreants punished.    Democracy is not a spectator sport!    It requires effort to preserve and if each member (and friend of a member) of each of the organizations dedicated to protecting against elder cleansing were to write single letter to each of his/her elected representative demanding an HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation of these elder cleansing cases the hue and cry would commence.
Yes, I know that the Government Accounting Office has made a report to congress – it was ignored!    Hundreds of letters have been written to Bar groups protesting the Cottage industry of Elder Abuse.   They were ignored.     Hundreds of letters have been written to law enforcement, elected representatives et al and all have been ignored.    I have confidence that there are some honest and dedicated political figures out there.    Senator Mark Kirk appears to be one of them.    People who say they know Eric Holder have very nice things to say about him.    If you do not ask, you do not get!    All we are asking for is an HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation.    Why should anyone who is honest and forthright object to it!!!
No I have not answered by own question!    If I have answered it,  maybe we need to take a closer look at some of the other amendments to the United States Constitution!
Ken Ditkowsky

From KDD–tracing the “coincidences”

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Aug 12, 2013 10:30 AM
To: JoAnne M Denison
Cc: Cook County States Attorney , Eric Holder , Tim NASGA , NASGA , probate sharks , Edward Carter , GLORIA SYKES , matt senator kirk , “” <>, “” , “” , SUNTIMES
Subject: elder cleansing Himmel Report to the Mr. Jerome Larkin, director of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline commission.

As you are aware I am deep in litigation with the nursing home moguls and have touched a nerve.   The tie-ins are amazing and the political corruption appears to be very deep.   
A new name has surfaced – Dr. Samuel Lipchitz.   Dr. L is reported to be Robert Kaplan’s “partner” in an Adult Care venture.    They were called before a Federal Grand Jury.    This and the ‘transportation business’ appear to be just the tip of the iceberg.     The Omicare Pharmacy litigation is supposed to start today (Omicare settled for $147,000,000.   (Yes that is correct $147,000,000).      We know have the following nailed down:
1) utilities  – from N. Draiman.    
2) drugs – Esformes
3) transportation – Rothner/Kaplan
4) Adult Day care – Kaplan/Lipchitz
5)   (that leaves laundry, nursing care, maintenance, real estate, medical care, other related enterprizes etc)
We know that there are three currencies, to wit:  dollars, nursing home beds, and opportunity.    It also appears that the money is laundered through ******.    
Gloria Sykes traced the political contributions.     In the Gore case  we have a pretty good road map, and in Sykes we have a total disclosure of the entire operation of elder abuse, elder exploitation (elder cleansing)  from day one.    Piece by piece we are forcing each entity involved in the enterprize to come forward.   
Also interesting is the number of corporations that the miscreants generate.    In the Northshore case Mr. Rothner is trying to escape his guaranty by claiming that it was not his obligation but that of his dummy corporation Pinnacle.     Each corporation has a ‘statute of limitations’ life.      Ten years is the maximum for any phase of the scenario.    As an example.   Northshore operated a nursing home for ten years.    At the end of ten years, the nursing home was leased (or licensed) to Rothner.     He installed a dummy corporation into the void.    This dummy corporation was to pay rent; however, ****.    At the end of the 2nd Ten years Northshore cancelled the lease and sold the real estate.    This time the lease and the real estate were sold to Glenner.    Glenner started another ten year cycle.     Northshore thus for 20 years provided a situs for elder cleansing on in Lake County.   
Sykes type elder cleansing is not the only type.    Jaycox style etc are also part of the inventory.    It also appears that some legitimate operations also occur.    In the same facility that elder cleansing is rampant, there are patients who are receiving first call health care services.      These patients have little to complain and their families are happy like bugs in a rug.    The targeted victims are almost always drugged and made zombies ****.     the 3 kidnapped young women in Cleveland (held by Castro) had more of a chance of escape than these victims.   Take a look at Mary Sykes’ captivity.   (SO is fully aware, however, even though she has full knowledge of the statutes involved has chosen to go blind deaf and dumb as Mary Sykes is hidden away so that she cannot contact family, friends, or anyone else who could help her.    It is a sure fire cinch that Mary Sykes is being denied every human and civil right possible.    The Nursing home act provides for the occupant to not be isolated – SO, Mr. Larking and the IARDC do not care and Mary is kept at a secret location totally isolated.    The object is easy to ascertain – depress her and kill her desire to live!    Once Mary is dead, AS,CF,CT,PS et al feel they are safe!   Cremation quickly performed erases the evidence!     This according to the IARDC complaint is interfering with justice!    
If there are any innocents who have gotten drawn into this scenario they certainly have had the time to withdraw.     The IARDC as an example was approached by us and asked to join in the call for an HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation.    Mr. Larkin and his group are totally uninterested, but persist in trying to deny us our Constitutional privileges and immunities.     I offered both GALs a ‘safe harbor’ offer and not only did they refuse, but the ‘safe harbor’ offer is part of the complaint against me.     That is pretty good proof that both GALs and the IARDC staff is involved.    The Florida case in which MS falsely claimed to be an heir was never investigated by the IARDC even though there was a rash of complaints filed against her.    
Himmel requires that we report attorney misconduct.    As this elder cleansing case the most striking misconduct appears to be centered at the IARDC staff.    As I do not believe in coincidences I am continuing to copy law enforcement on a daily basis so that no one will be able to claim innocence.      It will be very interesting a some later date when the excreta hits the fan to hear = by the clear light of hindsight = how Mr. Larkin justifies his opposition to an HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation.   
It seems to me that we should copy the IARDC as to the most damning of the e-mails.     Mr. Larkin at this point in time has read the Sawyer, Alvarez, Brown, New York Times et al  cases and discovered that the. First Amendment bars any delegation of authority to attempt to censor Attorneys for exercising their First Amendment Rights.    Thus, by copying the IARDC  Mr. Larkin is unable to claim innocence when the truth is revealed for all to see.      This is the biggest scandal to come down the pike in a decade.   
Ken Ditkowsky

KDD speaks out for seniors/Deposition of JMD

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Aug 11, 2013 8:04 AM
To: RosANNa Miller , “” , matt senator kirk , NASGA , JoAnne Denison , “” <>, “” , SUNTIMES , “” , “” , “” , Eric Holder , Cook Sheriff , “” , rudy bush , “” , Cook County States Attorney
Cc: Harry Heckert , j ditkowsky , jim , Martin Kozak , “” , “” , GLORIA SYKES , scott evans , “” , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG”

This is a question of priorities.     Senior citizens do not count!    (Take a look at the votes recorded from nursing homes!   They are as reliable as the votes coming from the cemeteries or vacant buildings!  There is no incentive for the political elite to really give a damn about senior citizens or elder cleansing)
Senior citizens who are targeted by people that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission refers to as “judicial officials” are summarily denied all rights as citizens of the United States of America.     All you have to do is take a look at the Sykes case.  (Gloria will have either a documentary or a book eventually)    If your taste runs to the National Socialist – the Gore case will take you right back to 1939.     If you want raw criminality Phelan is replete with it.  (Janet’s book should be out soon – it is either being printed now or will be soon).     Indeed Wyman  meets the test of demonstrating the raw indifference and Tyler and Gore  raw greed.   (John has a book out and is coming out with another).    
Rudy Bush writes because after his mother’s estate was pillaged his mother was ‘terminated’ [by the POA who denied his mother a simple procedure, terminating her life and not in accord with the POA/advance directives to take “reasonable measures”] and no one was the least bid concerned – or are they concerned to this day.    Unfortunately, Mr. Bush, is not alone.    Even the GAO has written a report to Congress and guess what!    Not a finger has been lifted to bring this terrorist attack on America’s elderly to an end.   
I guess I have to amend that.   The Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission has acted – on behalf of Illinois Judicial officials – they brought disciplinary proceedings against Attorney JoAnne Denison and myself.    It appears that we exercised our First Amendment Rights and I wrote the Attorney General of the United States and JoAnne maintained a blog in which she allowed some of the victims to detail the crimes against humanity that are the regular fare of the ‘elder cleansing’ cottage industry.     [I invite you to read the deposition of Ms. Denison, the transcript in the proceedings against me, and the evidence deposition of Judge Connors – they are classic and as I understand Ms. Denison has posted them all on line!]
The deposition is right here:
The victims of elder cleansing want more than just media coverage – they want an HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation and if as we claim laws have been broken and vigorous and appropriate prosecution of each and every villain!    Unfortunately this is not a game – what has happened is that our government has fostered an attack on his liberty greater than 9/11 and no one cares!   Democracy is not a spectator sport.
Ken Ditkowsky

From KDD: Increasing our abilites to do good and bring justice to Probate!

The fight against ‘elder cleansing’ has no room for intra battles.    ELDER CLEANSING is a cancer that is eating at our democracy and like National Socialism and communism of the 30’s it will consume our democratic institutions.   
In every organization there will be disputes and there will be factions.   Indeed there will be those persons who are part of the organization for miscreant reasons.    Democracy is inefficient and prone to every disease and malady known to man; however, it is the best system to come down the pike.    In other words, the fact that John Doe make think that I have zero IQ and the last time I had an independent thought was August 9, 1959 is irrelevant and I am duty bound to fight for his right to treat me badly with his words and phrases.      This is the reason that I copy the IARDC and others who fail to understand that Free Speech includes everyone – including those who disagree with me!
I do not know if NASGA is effective or not effective.   All I know is that I have not heard that a grand jury has been active and the miscreants have been called to account for Mary Sykes wrongful isolation, wrongful incarceration, wrongful deprivation of her liberty and property etc.    I do not see FT in jail for his vicious assault and battery on Gloria Sykes.     I read the IARDC deposition of Ms. JoAnne Denison and let me tell you the attorney who conducted the examination behaved in such a disgraceful manner that had she worked for even a marginally ethical law firm she would have been terminated.    The lawyer appeared to be totally unaware of the Rule of Law as set forth by the First Amendment and the United States Supreme court.   It follows that we would not expect her to have knowledge of 74 USCA 230.    THUS WE HAVE ALL BE INEFFECTIVE!
The GAO made a report to Congress – congress did nothing!    I write regularly to our United States senators –  *****.    I write regularly to the Attorney General *****.
I am looking forward to you book!    I have a hope that it will spur a ‘hue and cry.’    I am confident that NASGA, Probate Sharks et al will promote it if they feel that it is helpful to the cause of eradication of Elder Cleansing.    We have a long road to haul –  right today we all have to put our heads down and push forward to first the goal of an HONEST intelligent complete and comprehensive investigation and then for the prosecution of each and every conspirator in the cottage industry of Elder Cleansing.    Unfortunately my friend there is no shortcut and there is no way that we can get around the fact that democracy is not a spectator sport.
Ken Ditkowsky

Medicare alternatives or ADVANTAGE insurance turning out to be NO-ADVANTAGE

see below.  While private insurance touts these programs to have lower costs and better coverage, many seniors are finding out that they only increase massive profits to the insurance companies — to the tune of $4.17 billion — leaving patients in a lurch– no rehab, no treatment.


Incredulously, this elder suffered a broken back, could not walk, insurance denied her claim for rehab, claiming it “not medically necessary”, leaving her to go home where she could only lay in bed all day. Then she got bed sores and was right back at the hospital!


Her story ran on local news, and suddenly the insurance company “changed its policy”, sent her to rehab and she now walks with a walker.

I would like to thank Sylvia Rudek, Director of NASGA, another highly recommended website for her attention to this article.  Great find, Sylvia!

  1. United Healthcare Oxford Medicare Advantage Denies Coverage 

    Dec 28, 2007 – Uploaded by janis123

    ABC NEWS/GOOD MORNING AMERICA: Senior With Fractured Back Battles UnitedHealthcare Oxford Health 


    Uploaded on Dec 27, 2007

    Senior With Fractured Back Battles UnitedHealthcare Oxford Health Insurance Company Medicare Advantage Plan

    GMA segment shows UnitedHealthcare/Oxford’s Medicare Advantage Plan would not authorize woman’s care due to alleged age discrimination.

    Audit shows Medicare Advantage providers with backlogs of unanswered patient complaints, plans that improperly denied claims, and concerns about marketing practices which do not follow government guidelines.

From Rudy Bush–the tragedy of it all!

Date:  August 10, 2013

From:  Rudy Bush

To:  Eric Holder

            What protections do citizens have against government retaliation against citizens for exercising free speech, even now that President Obama has declared on August 9, 2013, citizens who exercise free speech, patriots?  Fear is not a defense against the most powerful government on Earth, and I am fearful for Kenneth Ditkowsky who is trying to get your attention, and senior citizens who are in line to be cleansed.  And, as a citizen of the USA, I am impotently “fuming” over citizen powerlessness in getting the government to do  the right thing and punish perpetrators of senior cleansing, though the perpetrators are employees of, and given power, by this government.  I must bring up, again, attempts by the state of Illinois ARDC to control, under duress, the wording of Kenneth Ditkowsky’s complaints to you and the department you head, the DOJ,  attempts to end  valid complaints  to you on elder cleansing, complaints which, up until now have gotten no response from you.  Your lack of response leaves me even more fearful.

            What kind of government puts a citizen under duress, threatens the citizen with fraudulently generated charges in order to destroy that citizen, because that citizen is exercising  free speech by trying to file a complaint to the United States government, trying to file a complaint on elder cleansing with you and the department you head, the DOJ?

            President Obama stated in a recent speech on Egypt, that the United States will not tolerate a government that does not listen to its people.  To allow the Illinois ARDC to continue to bring pressure on Mr. Ditkowsky to shut him up is to end the opportunity for the DOJ to end senior citizen cleansing in the United States of America.  If Mr. Ditkowsky, a lawyer, therefore more likely to be listened to by you, relied upon by senior cleansing victims and their families who are ignored by their government, this government, is punished for his complaints to you, a member of this United States government, the United States is no better than the governments President Obama condemns, because to demand that Mr. Ditkowsky alter his wording, and end his valid complaints to you on senior citizen cleansing, is to continue to allow all senior citizens and their families, who are being cleansed, to be ignored by their government, and allow their government to punish them all for speaking up.


Rudy Bush

California tries to stop isolation of seniors in conservatorships

Watch the you tube below, very interesting.

What i don’t get is that visitation is just about always limited by these GAL’s and PG’s at first.  Even if there was no abuse, or no problem with a close family member.  I don’t get that one.  Plus, if a guardian wants to, they can go to court and get a Protective Order for any real or imminent harm.

Right now, Gloria can’t see her mother and she did nothing wrong.  CT is the subject of a Protective Order and she gets appointed Guardian.

Something is seriously wrong.

John Wyman tries to protect his mother, take her home where she wants to go and GAL SRR gets a Protective Order against that–him and his brother who were involved in trying to save Carol Wyman from an abusive nursing home, together with family members who were not even involved!

Stories that are out of control, crazy, no justice.

Insurance scams and Fraud

Dear Readers;

This week two cases have really hit home.  The first one, I just don’t get.

I’m taking out the names because it’s soooo crazy, and with the problems I’ve had with the blog, the damage to my car and the ARDC, we have full blown chilling of free speech.

Scam 1:  Insurance Fraud perpetrated by the insurance companies.

After your senior has paid all her or his life tons of money every month for health insurance, when a senior really needs to use it as they get closer to death, some hospital administrator comes to the elder in a hospital and asks them to sign a “waiver of benefits form”.  Of course, the administrator is looking for a dotty elder with little or no family or friends.  The elder is then kicked out of the hospital because “benefits have been terminated” because they signed the form!  They sign the form because they are ordered to do so.  Of course, they still need services, they need hospital care, but the administrator will explain, get this, “we have elected to put your case on a lower level of benefits for a period of time.”  Yeah right, so you will die because now you’ve gotten expensive in the hospital.  Go home and die.  Reminds me of Grisham book and movie “The Client” except the insurance company involved this time is a huge, major, company with the largest revenue in the US and about 11 million members.  I’d name them, so you could be warned, but the ARDC will probably say I’m lying because it’s too hard to believe.  Or maybe they will say I’m too mean to them.

Watch out for this one and if you have experience with this, plmk.  It’s like paying $20,000 for a car and then having the car dealer say “sign this form” and we pick up your car and will use it for you.  Just stay home.  We’ll let you know.

And, after I heard that outrageous story, it comes on the heels of this information from NASGA:

Physicians for a National Health Program
29 E Madison Suite 602, Chicago, IL 60602 ¤
Phone (312) 782-6006 | Fax: (312) 782-6007 | email:
© PNHP 2013

Obama administration intervenes to give $71.5 billion to overpaid, for-profit Medicare Advantage plans

Physicians group decries ‘backroom Medicare giveaway’


Contact: Mark Almberg, (312) 782-6006,

Medicare’s costs will jump by $7.43 billion next year – the equivalent of $149 for each of the nearly 50 million beneficiaries in the program – due to an unprecedented intervention last week by the Obama administration in the way privately run, for-profit Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, which are also known as Medicare HMOs, are paid by the government, a national physicians group reported today.

The total cost to U.S. taxpayers will be $71.5 billion to $104.5 billion over the next decade….

Scam No. 2.  Perpetrated by a Guardian, brought to the attention of Judge JLS and she ignores it and does not want to hear it.

Sign up for medicare and one or two other insurances for a sick elder.  A cancer patient with $50,000 or more in billings per year of course is preferred.

Submit the bills to medicare and don’t tell them about insurance companies B and C.

Then you take the bills and submit them to insurance companies B and C and you’ve got a real cash cow going on.  Of course, it’s medicare fraud, but this probate judge didn’t want to hear about it from another relative!  Same old story, the relative, pipes up after it is discovered in the yearly accounting, and the court says, “madam, be quiet!”

Go figure.


From John Wyman–Thoughts on his last 4 years–4 years of torture that is

For any of you that have been following the Wyman case, Powell Wyman recently died, we are petitioning for John to become Successor Plenary Guardinan

In the meantime, he had this to say:

From: john wyman
Sent: Aug 2, 2013 9:18 PM
To: JoAnne M Denison
Cc: kenneth ditkowsky , Sylvia Rudek , Lucius Verenus Probate Sharks , Bev Cooper Probate Sharks
Subject: Re: Recent thoughts on bringing my mother back to Rockford

Well, I’ll try to reach deep down to see if I’m really a writer.

Today is the fourth anniversary of my mother Winifred’s escape from Illinois to Colorado !!

I’d like to say it seems like yesterday, but no, it seems like a lifetime ago. when I started this journey I felt like a young man of 53, and now I feel like an old man at 58, at a time when I should have been in my prime earning years in my profession as a world class hairdresser, I found myself broke, fighting for my mother’s rights.  While many of you think I should count myself lucky that I have my mother, but when you save a life as I did you then become responsible  for it.

As for being a full time caregiver, I’ve become a proficient at it. I could write the book, yes, I’ve become an expert on elder care, but also on elder abuse not only by the families, the nursing homes, but also by what I was taught to respect the courts!

Well I’ve lost all, I MEAN ALL RESPECT for the government that was suppose to protect those of us too weak or feeble to protect ourselves, to give us our due process rights and our rights as US citizens, but people, that ain’t happening.

Some of you may know I’ve already written a book of my saga, and was fortunate enough to have it land in the hands of one Ken Ditkowsky, who, in turn, passed it on to JoAnne Denison, and I’d like to say they have been great:  Ken for all his advice and JoAnne for taking my case pro bono. The last week of July 2013 of the year of our lord we finally won the war of attrition, my father died, we were not notified for almost four weeks even though we had a hearing in that time frame.  Sad as it is, my mother Winifred will get her wish to die in her own home, but not before the courts allowed all her assets to be stolen or sold without her receiving any proceed–all under the color of law!!

To make matters worse, two of the adult children, my brother David and my sister Beth, who sided with my father, hid his death, and stripped the house of everything that wasn’t tied down and even those things that were, including all appliances, fire places, etc.  In addition, my father, as Guardian of Estate for my mother, took a debt free home and left it laden with back taxes, utilities, and liens from the courts and attorneys all with the help of a Governor appointed public guardian, Sharon Rudy. As Ken has stated, this doesn’t sound like the US of A, but more like Russia or North Korea. We’ll see how this plays out even though I think what is going on is criminal, I’m sure they’ll find a way to justify it in their court of law.  A great politician once said, “you’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts”.   I hope this holds true for JoAnne and Ken in their fight with the ARDC!!!!!

On the bright side, even though Winifred’s health is declining with time, and she’ll soon pay the debt that all men pay, she continues to paint everyday and, to date, has produced over 250 paintings, and has a major art show at the Sam Wyly center in Colorado in November.   Let’s hope she is here to enjoy the fruits of her labor and love of her work and gets to share it with the world before she sheds her mortal coil!!!

As for me, I’m sure one day I’ll have my life back, I will survive and thrive because it’s my nature, but I will be forever changed.  I’ve become an advocate for this cause, and I’m writing a follow up book at this time, but alas, I have to wait for an ending!! Hopefully sooner than later!!!!!

Many Many Thanks To everyone who has help, you know who you are, I do!!

Yours Truly,

John Howard Wyman

From Gloria, the Ethically Challenged IARDC

Dear Readers:

This is from Gloria and it refers to the fact that Ken’s Tribunal, once again and after the disclosure of 43 Facts the Tribunal got Wrong, still made egregious errors in it’s decision.  I will soon be publishing an update to the “43 Facts the Tribunal got Wrong” and add in this one (which I caught already, there is absolutely no evidence to that effect and in fact, Mary’s drivers licenses appears to be in good standing through some time in 2008.  Gloria believes she then renewed it for some trip, but we have not been able to find those records.

In any case, read on and thanks Gloria for your submission, it is very good:


Sent: Aug 6, 2013 8:09 AM
To: kenneth ditkowsky
Cc: DiAnn Matson , Lawrence Hyman , JoAnne Denison , NASGA , Tim NASGA , probate sharks , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG” , Eric Holder , matt senator kirk
Subject: Re: Our Ethically challenged IARDC

What bothers me the most are the egregious and serious misrepresentations of facts including that my mother was dementia in 2007. One of the intellectual properties Toerpe destroyed were 10 HD professional tapes of an event I produced with T Colin Campbell PhD — the documentary was called Eat Clean For Life with Dr. Campbell. There were over 60 people attending and my mother participated in the Q&A  in fact her questions were so intelligent I was opening the show with her and closing the show too. The event was November 21, 2008, FYI on oct. 25 2008 my mother spent the entire day with me and Dr Campbell and net with media and other people. The last week of oct 2008 and first two weeks of November mom and I were in New York and DC. Mom personally met with the management of Ellis island and took a personal tour. She found her parents names on the walls. She spent an hour at the memorial at the pentagon and spoke with grieved family members and we even toured Ground Zero. Mom spent three hours with me at NBC headquarters in DC and hung with staff

This remark that she was dementia in 2007 is so horrendous as in the false light statement that I coerced my mother into signing the documents authored by Lumbermans and included in the final order when Kevin Salam testified that he met with my mom the night before.

The horrific lies by AS PS CF CT are so outrageous that my thoughts are unspeakable as to not fall to their levels of evil.

There is a special place in hell for these people and it’s time… We all know the truth and the murders of my mother’s life may believe that they have won this war against the Constitutions but in fact they have not because the hell they will spend eternity has with it enough punishment .  And for those who believe in recarnation if true their next life will be so miserable that we can rest assured that Karma will not forgive.

I will spend eternity with my mother father and brother smiling in their love knowing Toerpe and her buddies are in fire-Hell of misery now as they will be forever.

Gloria Sykes, from her iphone



Just in from the Clerk of Court News at the Daley Center Plaza

How to charge $700+ for filing a simple lawsuit.

During my deposition, Atty SO stated her displeasure (and it’s in my Jan 8 2013 complaint) about how hopelessly outdated and antiquated AND AT THE SAME TIME AMAZINGLY EXPENSIVE, Atty Dorothy Brown (Cook County Clerk of Court), is going to electronic filing.

And it wasn’t me that said this.

I wonder if the ARDC will ask me on the stand if I’m sorry about this Chicago Trib article and how I made fun of one of the most lucrative positions in the city–Clerk of Court!

Pacer charges 8 cents per page and always has. They can come in within months and make a court electronic.  Maybe true IT geeks don’t approve of Pacer because even it is not much in the world of technology (but I’m still waiting for technology to do my dishes every day, clean up after my pets, walk the dogs and put in a load of wash, change it around, fold it and put it away), yet still,…..

I gotta get my IT guys (probably my son) to go down there and do a full review.

Meanwhile, I was promised on August 1, 2013 that I could load up my stuff at the Clerk of Court, Cook County in the civil division.  Nope, cases still can’t be found and pleadings loaded up.

The ARDC asks if an attorney is sorry for this or that, as if pleadings had feelings, as if you have to be sorry for just asking questions, calling for an investigation in highly questionable and unusual cases and just doing your job.

I wonder if Atty SO is sorry for her kid’s really, really dirty socks and underwear.

It’s about on the same level of absurdity.


A serious threat to the Internet by a group of State Attorney Generals

I have absolutely no idea why State Attorneys General are trying to limit the Internet Decency (Immunity) Act 27 USC 230 which provides immunity to persons running and operating blogs, but we all must be aware of this proposed law and strenuously oppose it, when and if it comes along.

See the notice and article from the ACLU:


Further, note the tag line today on the ACLU:  BECAUSE FREEDOM CAN’T PROTECT ITSELF.
Make sure you strenuously oppose this law.  Millions of independent press and bloggers depend upon it.  In the Citizens United case, SCOTUS explained that there were a number of independent and small news providers in the colonies which were, even at that time, essential to the public finding out the truth when other, larger news sources were presenting biased news to benefit the King of England and those services were under a burden of oppression and heavy taxation.
Blogs and blogging has become (to the chagrin of many professional journalists) a source of news and comfort to a large growing segment of the US citizenry and the world.
We must support freedom of speech and freedom of the press to the full and complete extend proclaimed in the Citizen’s United case.  If you have not read that case, please Google it and read it now.  While it was to some extent about how corporations had first amendment rights and political speech was not to be regulated by the US government, 90% of that case greatly enlarged and enhanced rights for US citizens to say what they wanted–without interference from the US government.
Citizens United firmly stated that the US government cannot do 3 things: 1) It cannot tell a citizen what to say and when; 2) It cannot make a citizen speak when s/he does not want to and 3) it can only tell entities to disclose or warn under the most stringent of circumstances–a) there must be a clear need (FDA package inserts, warnings about flammability of products, made in X country designations, etc.) and the proscribed speech must clealy meet those objectives.  On that basis, SCOTUS struck down an election law saying that the movie “Hillary” could not be banned 30 days before or after an election as “political speech.”
But the most interesting part about the entire case is that “Hillary” the movie was deemed even by the majority of SCOTUS to be pejorative, no less than 4 attorneys either appeared in the movie or were in the trailer as involved in the production of the movie, horrible things were said about Senator H. Clinton–BUT NO WHERE DID SCOTUS EVER SUGGEST THAT ANY OF THE ATTORNEYS ENGAGED IN ANY BEHAVIOR SUBJECTING THEM TO DISCIPLINE.
Go get the movie on Netflix, see the scurrilous language, the baseless allegations and horrendous insinuations.
Then tell me what exactly the ARDC is doing with me and Ken?

Protective orders, gag orders and secret lists have NO place in our nation’s court system.

Dear R*****;

I have published on this before.  A strong and open and democratic court system is essential to a democracy. I am currently putting together a file of a woman LV who in 2004 said she objected to her guardianship and therefore should have been assigned an atty and she was not.  Judge Maureen Connors said in her evidence depositions that she only appoints attorneys for guardians “when she really believes that they need one.”  They then went and sold her precious home for $200,000 and wiped out a $150,000 trust fund and now she lives in a boarding house where they swipe her Link card every month.  Disgusting.  Preying on the indigent.

Later, when she found an attorney, the court still refused to dismiss, and they would not vacate the order of guardianship–despite the fact she objected to the guardianship and that is the law.  It was taken up on appeal and went no where.  So much for protecting the elderly, the disabled and soon to be poor.

We admit there are predatory lenders, predatory “banks”, predatory credit card agreements, etc.  But we rarely if ever hear of predatory guardianships entered by a court that only wants to sell a paid up home and wipe out a bank account with fees from persons and entities whose names come from secret lists of expensive entities that are not rated, reviewed, or subject to control of any sort.

R***, my blog is essential to making sure people know the law and the truth.  That the courts are fair and open and accessible to all.  That Gloria or anyone else can bring her dog to a deposition or court or where ever she needs comfort and stress relief for her condition.   That people know that witness tampering, obstruction of justice and spoliation of evidence (transcripts missing portions) are serious wrongful actions in the court.

Those are all the law.

My blog fights to give the little guy the law ans watch the courts and make sure that it happens.

Closed court rooms, gag orders and anything that obstructs or hinders justice has absolutely no place in the US–or any other country for that matter.

What you went through is wrong, just plain wrong and I pray for you and the other probate victims, and send you angels and I light candles for you and wish you blessings and peace.