Great good news! Ken’s brief selected for Writ of Cert of the month and Mr. Amu gives an excellent on camera interview

First of all, Ken has been selected by the Supreme Court Press in Boston Massachuttes for “Writ of the Month”.

You can see their blog (with some very interesting cases) here on

one case I enjoyed reading was where a person was engaging in passive resistance during arrest and the officer repeatedly punched him and kicked him until he died while the officer shouted at him “spit it out” (refering to a bag of drugs.

I think it’s a clear first amendment violation and the officer needs anger management,because he was clearly out of control with rage but please don’t keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself, post them here.  The 5th circuit said because the suspect was resisting arrest, the death was excusable.  Well, maybe in the THEIR minds, but I think that officer’s got a whole lot of bad karma to make up.  The law of the universe and Mother Nature, well, we know that she’s a b*****.


And now for Mr. Amu’s wonderful interview with Bev Cooper on Cooper’s corner, see below.

This video will air in 250,000+ households on the north shore.  You go Bev!




From Ken Ditkowsky–It’s time to stop the whitewash

Dear Readers;

When I was in law school, they really cautioned us about how a lawyer treats witnesses.  I was told we were not to lie to them, try to change their testimony, intimidate or coerce them, if it was for a civil, and esp. for a criminal trial and mostly a defendant could not talk to or go near a victim–and that included the attorney.

Now we have the antics of Sharon Opryszek, brushed off by the ARDC and Atty Tom Zimmerman, special counsel.

It makes for some very interesting contrast.

Here are some comments from Ken below:


On Jun 25, 2014 6:48 AM,
 "kenneth ditkowsky" <>
  The responses to the coverup of the witness tampering at the
 IARDC hearing has revoked some interesting responses.   The
 forwarded response is indicative of how the public reacts
 when confronted with pure and simple corruption  and
 intellectual dishonesty.
  The self examination of the IARDC is guaranteed to
 'white wash'  their conduct as they never reach the
 question that is presented.    When an expected witness
 who is expected to give testimony that is adverse to the
 Administrative agency is threatened or there is an attempt
 to intimidate that is called 'witness tampering.'  
 The threshold is not very high, and therefore, an ethical
 attorney is advised to stay away from communications that
 might even give a hint of intimidation.    Not only has
 Ms. Opryszek attempted ex-party communications with witness
 Gloria Sykes (so did Leah Black), but Ms. Opryszek's
 statements were so threatening that in my opinion State of
 Illinois criminal charges could have been brought.   This
 is especially true as Opryszek was frugal with the truth!  
  The building as an example had no policy to deny Ms. Sykes
 or anyone else having a 'treatment' animal the
 companionship of the animal.  Of course Zimmerman found
 that lying to a witness, attempting to intimidate a witness is in the
 highest standards of the legal profession when engaged in by
 the moral guardians of he profession.

 The fact that Ms. Opryszek appears to have a history of such
 conduct going back to her former employment apparently also
 is not note worthy when government operates under the theory
  Witness tampering is another serious felony that appears to
 be common-place in Mr. Jerome Larkin's Attorney
 Registration and Distortion commission.    The fact that
 undisclosed public funds are being spent by this
 Administrative agency has other serious consequences that
 should be the subject of an honest complete and
 comprehensive investigation.    With the Nadir of the
 legal profession sending the standards of conduct for the
 2nd oldest profession it is no wonder that the public has so
 low an opinion of lawyers.   With Larkin teaching ethics as
 part of Continuing legal education the comedy continues.
 Mr. Holder - this stuff is actually happening!    The Saga
 of the Justice System in Illinois is a National Joke!  
 prosecuted more diligently that any of the recent wars
 America has been engaged in around the world.    We do not
 need terrorists to destroy America - we have JEROME LARKIN
 and his ilk who are boring from within at the backbone of
 our democracy!    The situation is f--king intolerable!
  Kenneth Karl Ditkowsky

From Ken Ditkowsky — details of JL’s tour of duty

From: kenneth ditkowsky <
Sent: Jun 21, 2014 10:48 PM
To: JoAnne Denison <,
Cc: probate sharks <,
Eric Holder <


It appears that JoAnne received another ‘cover up’  letter from another of Jerome Larkin’s flunkies.

JoAnne complained that her witnesses were being  intimidated and that the IARDC attorney had a history of  intimidation of witnesses.    The special attorney  wrote another benign letter avoiding the allegations and of  course exculpating the obvious [and overt]  misconduct.
The witness who was being  intimidated was Gloria Sykes.   In my case,  Ms. Sykes’ intimidation was on the record and of course Mr. Larkin did nothing about it.   Complaints  against Mr. Larkin Iare papered over as are complaints  against each of the architects of the war on the elderly and  the disabled.

I’ve called for an investigation by law enforcement  pursuant to 18 USCA 4.     I’ve more  than suggested that the communications mailed by the IARDC  are violation of 18 USCA 1341 and constitute concerted  action as described in 18 USCA 371.    The violations are open and notorious and constitute conduct  that is detrimental to not only the reputation of the 2nd  oldest profession – if any reputation exists –  but is an  open and notorious violation of law.
The  actions that Larkin protects are::
1) railroading of an individual into a  guardianship  (felony – kidnaping and violation of 42  USCA 1983.
2)  deprivation of a citizen of his/her liberty and  property.    (Felony – constitutional violation,  theft, et. al).
3) after the victim is sucked dry – acceleration of the  death of the victim.   Felony homicide.

Mr. Larkin, Judge Evans, ***** are all aware of this  criminal activity going on on the 18th floor of the Daley  Center, and it appears that all that Mr. Larkin has done is  to attempt to silence any public mention of this  gulag.     In the process he has himself  participated in 42 USCA 1983 violations, acted in direct derogation of the SCOTUS decisions, etc.

A strong rumor appears to be making the  rounds that Judge Evans will have some surprises for the  miscreants     As I am on vacation, I  have no way to confirm or deny the rumors; however, Larkin  has confirmed his misconduct by being so violent against any  mention (much less the promulgation of) an HONEST complete  and comprehensive investigation by law enforcement of his  protected attorneys who are actively engaged in the war upon  the elderly and the disabled.

If you have any doubts as Mr. Larkin’s integrity – take  a look at his ethics statement and see what he discloses as  his assets and liabilities!   (What you cannot find are his public ethics disclosures!    Are you surprised – the law is to restrict you – not the privileged class!)

In all seriousness, it is time for Mr. Larkin and his ilk  to be called before the Bar of Justice and taught that the Law protects us citizens from those who war on the elderly  and the disabled!.

Ken Ditkowsky
5940 W Touhy Ave, #230, Niles, IL 60714

From the John Marshall Law School–an important symposium on Elder Law July 10-11, 2014

Thanks to Gloria Sykes for sending this.  Please keep her and her mother in your thoughts and prayers.

2014 International Elder Law and Policy Conference


21st Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium

Dates: Thursday, July 10, 2014- Friday, July 11, 2014
Registration Fee:
2 Day Registration: $200
1 Day Registration: $150

Government or NGO:
2 Day Registration: $100
1 Day Registration: $75

The John Marshall Law School and Roosevelt University Students, Faculty, and Staff:
2 Day Registration: $75
1 Day Registration: $50

CLE CREDIT: Approx. 13.25 Hours. CLE credit is being extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys from other states should sign in, pick up the CLE forms and apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each other state’s approval.


An Open letter to Atty Zimmerman, special counsel to SCOI

Dear Readers;

Recently Mr. Zimmerman sent me a letter he will NOT be pursuing further an investigation into 1) why SO lied to a witness before her testimony in the Hogan Case (the witness is still furious and publishing that the ARDC is corrupt across the internet); and 2) why SO acted strenuously to deny Gloria Sykes the right to bring her therapy animal with her to the ARDC for her deposition and the antics associated with that violation of federal law.

So Mr. Zimmerman has a soft spot for SO.  I highly suspect he also has a soft spot for Mr. Jerome Larkin who’s Administration is fostering all these shenanigans and non adherence to laws against obstruction of justice and witness tampering and violations of the ADA.

So, I wrote him the following response letter.

5940 W Touhy Ave, #230 PHONE 312-553-1300
CHICAGO, IL 60642 FAX 312-553-1307
JoAnne M. Denisonm
JoAnne Cell Phone 773-255-7608 Efax 312-376-8842 Admitted IL, NC (Inactive) & US Patent Bar (inactive)
June 21, 2014
Mr. Tom Zimmerman
Special counsel to SCOI
via email at
Dear Mr. Zimmerman
This is in response to your letter dated June 3, 2013 in which you determined that the ARDC, and in particular, Ms. Opryszek, etc. had done no wrong when she clearly interfered or attempted to interfere in the testimony of two ARDC witnesses, Ms. Justine McGinty and Ms. Gloria Sykes. However, you should be made aware, that the ARDC has a strong history of, dispensing with perfectly valid client complaints in favor of certain preferred attorneys.
Under the tutelage of Mr. Larkin the following events have happened. In the case of Alice Gore, a disabled person, Judge Kowamoto and attorneys Miriam Solotevitch and David Martin were attorneys of record. Ms. Gore was at first isolated for months from about 20 caring family members, and then her 29 gold teeth were
pulled. How did that happen?
The Sykes case 09 P 4585 has been running for 5 years now without jurisdiction. Judges Connors and then Judge Stuart were on that case, as well as Harvey Waller, Peter Schmeidel, Dorothy Soehlig, all know this, there have been huge discussions over it between counsel and on my blog at, yet the case continues with Mary living in a place she never intended with a person who was not named in her advance directives to be her Guardian. Further, while the attorneys involved, Farenga, Stern, Waller, Schmeidel, Soehlig, etc. keep on telling the court they must sell homes (Gloria’s and Mary’s) to care for Mary, this is not at all the case. Mary’s home was sold for $238k (after an appraisal of $700k), and Gloria’s bank
account of approx. $210k was seized by the probate court, but all or nearly all will be paid to these attorneys.  The person who is her Guardian is a known abuser and is under an unresolved Petition for Order of Protection–in direct derogation of Illinois laws. How does this happen under Jerome Larkin?
In the cases of Alice Gore, Lydia Tyler and Rose Drabik, millions have fallen off the inventories and accountings, and then the ladies were heavily drugged, (morphine, halodol, seroquel, fentanyl patches, etc.) some had fake aspiration orders, others just said “no food or water” and these ladies died within 2 to 3 days.
In the case of Carol Wyman, now deceased, her husband simply did not want her around any more, so he cut a deal with atty SRR to get her out of the house and SRR could lien the house. Carol Wyman was placed in a locked down nursing home where she could not leave–but she was not declared incompetent at first. There
was actually no case filed against her at all, but the police told her she could not go, they told her son, John Wyman she could not go. Then a case was filed against her, without jurisdiction and proper service of summons and complaint and notice to relatives. She was then subject to severe and brutal beatings, she was
knowingly isolated from the family members that cared about her. When she finally escaped, her sons drove her all night to Colorado where the bruising was documented. One week later the doctors found out she was actually down 2 pints of blood and near death and would not have survived unless she had escaped.
This woman then went on to paint 300 highly critically acclaimed paintings as an amazing and talented artist. Go ahead and google “Winifred Carol Wyman, artist”. She recently passed. Under the attorneys involved, S**** and Kim **** she would have died in days in one of the most horrible nursing homes in Rockford, IL.
This was reported to Jerome Larkin and he did nothing.
Now I find out that a new client, Ms. X’s mother was killed in a similar fashion. The money was gone. The atty H***** and the caretaker one day told Mrs. X that her mother was no longer to be fed or receive liquids (there was not a POA in place). They said Mrs. X could feed her and give her fluids, but no one else was to do this. Mrs. Y died within days. Mrs. X had no idea what to do or where to turn.
Is there a directive in Probate Court now, or are there panels that allow attorneys to determine who will live and who will die?
Recently, an attorney who has been outspoken about corruption and has had his license suspended, Mr. Lanre Amu, asked at the ARDC ethics seminar what an attorney is to do when he spots corruption. They said they did not know but would get back to him. That never happened. This ethics seminar was run with Jerome Larkin as Administrator.  You see, there is no answer to what attorneys must do when they spot corruption when JL is in charge.  He likes it that way.
Our Daley center courts are in a crisis. The lack of following the laws as the Illinois State Legislature in that building is in shambles.
But what is happening in Probate Court is not just corruption. The failure to follow laws as written has spread and now has blossomed into MURDER. Gore, Drabik, Tyler, Mrs. Y–all murder. Carol Wyman–attempted murder and sexual abuse.
Both Kowamoto and Stuart have “quickly retired” after my blog published the details about Mrs. Gore’s 29 gold teeth being removed and the no food or water order. Then Stuart “suddenly retired” after I submitted documented evidence from my trial that Stuart changed her testimony on the stand and the transcripts were altered.
This is with Jerome Larkin in charge.
There is only one little problem with the way Mr. Larkin is running things and that is 1) the First Amendment; 2) 18 USC § 4 for misprison of felony; 3) the Elder Abuse reporting act which provides immunity for those who report crimes against the elderly; 4) 47 USC § 230 which provides immunity for bloggers.
How long must we wait for justice, honor and integrity to return to court? The public is furious about all these cases, and many victims have suffered cruelly and have been terrorized by a Probate system that ignores all of this. But under an open and honest democracy, US citizens deserve much better government service,
especially when it means that basic laws are devolving into greed and anarchy.
I implore you to CONDUCT AND HONEST, OPEN AND THOROUGH investigation of the ARDC, instead of brushing off what the attorneys and Mr. Larkin do there. FYI the victim of Ms. SO is furious to this date about what happened with her and the lies of Ms. SO. She is very public about it and publishes on numerous blogs about her harrowing ordeal with the ARDC and lack of honesty and ethics under Jerome Larkin. This
does not endear the public to attorneys and the ARDC.
I trust you will look into the problems with Mr. Larkin and his staff and start cleaning house in that government agency.
I would also like to know for the record, why you are not taking the proper steps to ensure that the ARDC 1) does not comply with the Illinois Ethics Act of 2009 and require all staff, management and attorneys to file their Ethics Reports annually; and 2) does not require disclosure of salaries like 99% of the other Illinois agencies.
Both of these actions are crucial to keeping the ARDC itself open, honest, transparent and ethical.
Very Truly Yours,
JoAnne M. Denison

From Ken Ditkowsky–another sad case of elder cleansing

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Jun 19, 2014 9:14 PM
To: Jo Anne Denison , probate sharks , Eric Holder , “” , Chicago FBI , j ditkowsky
Cc: Harry Heckert , Bill , “” , “”
Subject: Re: Estate of Alice R. Gore
I do not believe that Miriam Solo finished the guardianship of Alice Gore.   I met an attorney who informed me that after Alice died the guardianship estate was in such terrible shape that a Bank was hired to clean up the mess.   The attorney informed me that he represented the Bank and got enough together to close it.   He had some choice words describing Miriam Solo.  He indicated that the Bank was so upset with obvious criminality that they found that they wrote the IARDC concerning Solo’s conduct.   Of course this came to nothing!   Solo continued to get referrals (some from the same judge) etc – she is one of the favored attorneys.   It has been suggested that her relationship to Morris Esformes is worth its weight in gold!


As to recovering anything, I believe a telephone call to the Bank (US Bank) will garner the information you require.   As they we called in to undo the mess created by the prior guardian (and her attorney’s) incompetence they have no incentive to be untruthful at this point in time.   Their attorney was indeed candid with me.


As you can see from the ‘cover up’ that has reached far and wide I would expect that alot of effort would be wasted with few results – UNLESS – the Attorney General of the United States would be interested in assisting the effort.    A Qui Tam case might be a possibility but they are highly technical and Mr. Larkin would be expected to attempt to stop such an action using his ‘clout!’  This might be a case of picking your spots.


Diane X as an example is a true fighter with the scars to show it.  She has a history of fighting corruption and has given most of her life in trying to protect all of us from the ravages of constitutional assaults.   The rest of us (me included) are amateurs!   You have to spit in the face of a BULL CONNOR while he is raging and armed with a gun.   Saying to Judge Connors “Judge you are wrong” is not the same thing.


This is the reason that we all should concentrate in assisting law enforcement in any way possible to achieve an HONEST COMPLETE INTELLIGENT AND COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATION of the elder cleansing scenario.    People like Jerome Larkin who use their positions to attempt to prevent lawyers from living up to their oaths and obligations of citizenship must be returned to private life post haste – and if they violated the law by acting in concert with the miscreants given a gift of an orange jumpsuit.

Ken Ditkowsky


From Joanne Denison:


And I have to add, and it cannot be ignored, that under the nadir of leadership of Jerome Larkin, the following events have occurred, been reported to the ARDC and authorities and have been ignored–so far.

Lydia Tyler and Rose Drabik were allegedly murdered while in guardianships.  The money ran out in their estates, a lot fell off the accountings and then they expired when others were told they should recieve no further “food or water” and they were either shot up with psychotropic drugs and/or patch after patch was used on them.  Next is Carol Wyman who was placed in the worst nursing home in Illinois, was brutally beaten numerous times, sexually abused nearly every day, kept a diary, and escaped to Colorado where she was found down two pints of blood and near death.  The GAL and probate attorney involved were reported to the ARDC and under Jerome Larkin’s leadership, the attys did nothing.  In the Sykes and Wyman cases there was no jurisdiction, no service of summons and complaint, no notice to next of kin.  Reported to the ARDC. They did nothing.  They issue letter after letter of “we investigated (lip service) and nothing was wrong.”

Now we have just found another murder, Mrs. DB who was told “no food or water” and was given morphine when she wanted to eat or drink and she also passed over quickly.  The probate atty knew (PH) and supported this, apparently.  The Guardian supported this and told the caregiver–all of whom never questioned anything.  After all, like the goosesteppers, they just were following orders.

Jerome Larkin is now determining who will live and who will die.via his unimpeded unofficial death panels.  Attorneys Opryszek, Smart, Apostol, Black-Guiterrez, Muchman, etc. are apparently on the committees of which elders and disables will live or die.  They prosecute attorneys that speak out strenuously to protect seniors and disableds from the who will live and who will die committees, and those who protest court injustices publicly– (myself, Mr. Ditkowsky and Mr. Amu, an African Immigrant of a skin color not to the likings of Mr. Larkin and his staff), to silence them, to bully them, to violate their human and civil rights–and they believe they are omniscient and are the true sovereigns of a house of cards with complete immunity.

The crisis has become so desperate that Mr. Amu and his church have taken to protesting the Daley Center’s inability to formulate a plan of implementing justice for all.

There is no doubt that Mary G Sykes would be dead by now, but for the protest of this blog, the actions of myself and Ken, and the outcries of those friends and family of Mary Sykes that genuinely care for her life, civil and human rights and well being–namely, the very brave Gloria Sykes (younger and beloved daughter) who will never stop and never shut up, and Kathy Bakken (beloved niece) who will not be silenced in all of this.

Let’s see if the authorities act on all of these murders.  After all, I am told there are pictures of seniors near death and starvation and all sticks and bones, there are bodies to be exhumed and anyalyzed for starvation and dehydration.  All has been reported to the authorities, and all has happened under the watchful eyes of Jerome Larkin and his litigation staff.

I want truth and justice to be done.  Don’t you?

JoAnne Denison