From Ken Ditkowsky–how bad is it when you search on the “C” word?*

Just a little internet searching, and what do we find!  Dozens of amazing and relevant articles.

I don’t know about you, but I had not heard of several of these stories!  Kudos to the news outlets for bringing this waste to the attention of hard working taxpayers.

JoAnne

* for most of you out there, the “C” word that puts dread, death and destruction automatically in our minds is, of course, “cancer”.  But for the ARDC is it clearly “Corruption”–a task they refuse to take on or conduct honest and comprehensive investigations of, despite the fact that is their only job they promised to the public. So we can’t mention “corruption” on this website, we can’t talk about it–the ARDC says if a lawyer talks about corruption on her website, that is akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater (Atty Melissa Smart, litigator for the ARDC).

so what do we do?  I will just tag everything “not corruption” just like the ARDC wants.

Ken was asked if he was sorry, at his trial, for quoting in his private emails to probate court victims, a GAO report from the US government–that reported that guardianships were not properly supervised, they were a hotbed of problems and that rarely, if ever, is anything done to stop the court sponsored corruption, terrorizing of the ward and his family, thefts by tied in individuals and proper oversight.

Reporting on the truth is grounds for disbarment or severe sanctions from the ARDC.  According to them, it is better for a lawyer to steal $100,000 (Karavidis–no discipline, a private matter) and breach a fiduciary responsibility, than to tell the truth about guardianship (Ditkowsky at age 78 a 4 year suspension).  To date, the ARDC will NOT post a link to the letter that they claim was misleading AND they refuse to provide proof of service and jurisdiction in the case of Mary G Sykes, 09 P 4585.

I will NOT be one of the attorneys practicing a “code of silence” fostered and promoted by the ARDC to protect its own (eg, see Seth Gillman, indicted for $90 million in health care fraud, but shown on the ARDC website as follows:

 

LAWYER SEARCH RESULTS

ARDC Lawyer Search Results from the ARDC database last updated as of August 18, 2014 at 1:10:46 PM: for the following terms: Last Name: gillman, First Name: seth, status: All

Name Date Admitted City State Authorized to Practice?
Seth Gillman November 4, 1993 Lincolnwood IL

Yes

 

See ken’s search of
“cook county corruption”–offically banned by the ARDC

Cook County Corruption

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County Doctor Gets Big Payout For No Work

NBC Chicago | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago
A former Stroger Hospital doctor was given checks amounting to six figures with no work to show for it, an NBC Chicago / Better Government Association…

County Assessor Gives Daughter $10,000 Raise Despite Budget Crisis

Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago
Even as the county ethics board investigates Joe Berrios’ hiring of family members, the Cook County Assessor gave his daughter a $10,000 pay raise, th…

Report: Sex, Booze, Sleeping On The Job At Cook County Water Parks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.26.2011 | Chicago
A mini-water park run by the Cook County Forest Preserve allegedly became a personal playground for staffers who boozed it up, had sex or just napped …

Ex-Todd Stroger Aide Gets Jobless Pay Despite Corruption Charge

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A former top Cook County official awaiting trial on public corruption charges has been collecting unemployment benefits despite her arrest, county off…

Chicago Democrat Fires 53 Employees, Hires Friends And Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Even before he won the Cook County Assessor seat, Democrat Joe Berrios was taking Cook County nepotism to a whole new level. While most government wor…

Report: Joe Berrios A ‘Vivid Example’ Of ‘Clout-Infested Politics’

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Berrios stands as a prime example of the kind of closed, self-interested politics that plagues this state. The Board of Review, where he has spent the…

Todd Stroger’s Shady Hiring Practices Highlighted In New Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Todd Stroger’s staff bent or broke county hiring rules to put supporters on payroll and fire naysayers, according to a scathing report released Tuesda…

Four Cook County Officials Busted In Corruption Sting

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A group of suburban public servants were arrested Tuesday in a corruption probe looking allegations they profited from their positions. …

Mayor’s Brother Calls Stroger Aide Contract Scandal A ‘Disgrace’

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sounding a bit like his brother, the usually measured Cook County Commissioner John Daley called the unfolding contract scandal in County Board Presid…

Calvin Boender Found Guilty: Developer Convicted Of Bribing Alderman

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A federal jury has convicted a Chicago developer of bribing an alderman in exchange for his support on a West Side project. Calvin Boender was foun…

Cook County Corruption Report: 150 Top Officials Convicted In 140 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
It’s no mystery that Cook County has had its share of political corruption, but a study released Thursday puts it into perspective: 150 top Cook Count…

Court Clerk Charged With Taking Bribe To Sway Case

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
As part of an ongoing investigation into financial corruption, a Cook County Circuit Court clerk was arrested Wednesday for allegedly accepting a brib…

Corruption Charges: Cook County Suburban Schools Supt. Arrested

southtownstar.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Regional Supt. Charles Flowers was charged today with theft by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. At a news conference this afternoon, Coo…

Frivolous Lawsuits Costing Cook County Millions: Study

Daily Herald | Ted Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
An Illinois legal-reform group released a study Wednesday suggesting Cook County is squandering millions of dollars annually with a lax approach to fi…

Over $11M In Cook County Contracts Went To Political Donors

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A joint investigation by the Daily Herald and the Better Government Association has found that the companies that received the 11 contracts worth $11….

Sheriff Sets Up Suburban Government Corruption Unit

WBBM Newsradio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
[Cook County Sheriff Thomas] Dart has formed a new Financial Crimes/Public Corruption Unit, the first of its kind in the sheriff’s office, to investig…

Replacing Quigley on Cook County Board a Lesson in Democracy, Sort of

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
James Warren
When a committee gathered Saturday to fill the Cook County Board vacancy created by spirited reformer Mike Quigley’s ascension to the U.S. Congress, it was no surprise that talk of a fix was rampant.

Crooked Politicians Costing Illinois $300M In ‘Corruption Tax’: Professor

AP | ANDREA ZELINSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
As taxpayers look down the barrel of a major income tax increase, another tax already is draining their wallets. But this one isn’t found anywhere in …

Some Honesty Regarding the Cook County Craigslist Thing

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Craig Newmark
“Frankly, Sheriff Dart’s actions mystify me,” said craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster, referencing the private civil suit filed against the online service Thursday by the Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff.

County Employees Paid Overtime On Off Days

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Last winter, Cook County Highway Department maintenance employees called in sick, took vacation or put in for paid time off on the same days they earn…

All I Want for Christmas Is a Modernized Cook County Government

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley
Short of absolute dictatorships, my staff and I couldn’t find an example of a more powerful veto anywhere in the world. Why does the president of the Cook County Board have this much power?

Cook County Commissioners’ Back-Door Pay Raise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cook County Commissioners are paid $85,000 per year in taxpayer-funded salary. But they also receive more than $1,200 a month in no-strings-attached …

Cook County’s $3.2 Million Patronage Tab

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
“Cook County will pay more than $100,000 each to four victims of illegal political patronage as part of 108 awards announced Thursday by a court-appoi…

Got Clout?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Want to know who owes whom in Chicago politics? Connecting the dots just got a lot easier with the creation of CloutWiki, an interactive reference sit…
 
 
image
 
 
 
 
 
Can the attorney who defended Cook County against allegations of illegal political hiring be an independent inspector general? That depends on how yo…
 
Preview by Yahoo
 
 
               
 
 
Ken Ditkowsky

http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com/

Cook County Corruption

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County Doctor Gets Big Payout For No Work

NBC Chicago | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago
A former Stroger Hospital doctor was given checks amounting to six figures with no work to show for it, an NBC Chicago / Better Government Association…

County Assessor Gives Daughter $10,000 Raise Despite Budget Crisis

Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago
Even as the county ethics board investigates Joe Berrios’ hiring of family members, the Cook County Assessor gave his daughter a $10,000 pay raise, th…

Report: Sex, Booze, Sleeping On The Job At Cook County Water Parks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.26.2011 | Chicago
A mini-water park run by the Cook County Forest Preserve allegedly became a personal playground for staffers who boozed it up, had sex or just napped …

Ex-Todd Stroger Aide Gets Jobless Pay Despite Corruption Charge

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A former top Cook County official awaiting trial on public corruption charges has been collecting unemployment benefits despite her arrest, county off…

Chicago Democrat Fires 53 Employees, Hires Friends And Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Even before he won the Cook County Assessor seat, Democrat Joe Berrios was taking Cook County nepotism to a whole new level. While most government wor…

Report: Joe Berrios A ‘Vivid Example’ Of ‘Clout-Infested Politics’

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Berrios stands as a prime example of the kind of closed, self-interested politics that plagues this state. The Board of Review, where he has spent the…

Todd Stroger’s Shady Hiring Practices Highlighted In New Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Todd Stroger’s staff bent or broke county hiring rules to put supporters on payroll and fire naysayers, according to a scathing report released Tuesda…

Four Cook County Officials Busted In Corruption Sting

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A group of suburban public servants were arrested Tuesday in a corruption probe looking allegations they profited from their positions. …

Mayor’s Brother Calls Stroger Aide Contract Scandal A ‘Disgrace’

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sounding a bit like his brother, the usually measured Cook County Commissioner John Daley called the unfolding contract scandal in County Board Presid…

Calvin Boender Found Guilty: Developer Convicted Of Bribing Alderman

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A federal jury has convicted a Chicago developer of bribing an alderman in exchange for his support on a West Side project. Calvin Boender was foun…

Cook County Corruption Report: 150 Top Officials Convicted In 140 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
It’s no mystery that Cook County has had its share of political corruption, but a study released Thursday puts it into perspective: 150 top Cook Count…

Court Clerk Charged With Taking Bribe To Sway Case

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
As part of an ongoing investigation into financial corruption, a Cook County Circuit Court clerk was arrested Wednesday for allegedly accepting a brib…

Corruption Charges: Cook County Suburban Schools Supt. Arrested

southtownstar.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Regional Supt. Charles Flowers was charged today with theft by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. At a news conference this afternoon, Coo…

Frivolous Lawsuits Costing Cook County Millions: Study

Daily Herald | Ted Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
An Illinois legal-reform group released a study Wednesday suggesting Cook County is squandering millions of dollars annually with a lax approach to fi…

Over $11M In Cook County Contracts Went To Political Donors

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
A joint investigation by the Daily Herald and the Better Government Association has found that the companies that received the 11 contracts worth $11….

Sheriff Sets Up Suburban Government Corruption Unit

WBBM Newsradio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
[Cook County Sheriff Thomas] Dart has formed a new Financial Crimes/Public Corruption Unit, the first of its kind in the sheriff’s office, to investig…

Replacing Quigley on Cook County Board a Lesson in Democracy, Sort of

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
James Warren
When a committee gathered Saturday to fill the Cook County Board vacancy created by spirited reformer Mike Quigley’s ascension to the U.S. Congress, it was no surprise that talk of a fix was rampant.

Crooked Politicians Costing Illinois $300M In ‘Corruption Tax’: Professor

AP | ANDREA ZELINSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
As taxpayers look down the barrel of a major income tax increase, another tax already is draining their wallets. But this one isn’t found anywhere in …

Some Honesty Regarding the Cook County Craigslist Thing

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Craig Newmark
“Frankly, Sheriff Dart’s actions mystify me,” said craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster, referencing the private civil suit filed against the online service Thursday by the Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff.

County Employees Paid Overtime On Off Days

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Last winter, Cook County Highway Department maintenance employees called in sick, took vacation or put in for paid time off on the same days they earn…

All I Want for Christmas Is a Modernized Cook County Government

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley
Short of absolute dictatorships, my staff and I couldn’t find an example of a more powerful veto anywhere in the world. Why does the president of the Cook County Board have this much power?

Cook County Commissioners’ Back-Door Pay Raise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cook County Commissioners are paid $85,000 per year in taxpayer-funded salary. But they also receive more than $1,200 a month in no-strings-attached …

Cook County’s $3.2 Million Patronage Tab

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
“Cook County will pay more than $100,000 each to four victims of illegal political patronage as part of 108 awards announced Thursday by a court-appoi…

Got Clout?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Want to know who owes whom in Chicago politics? Connecting the dots just got a lot easier with the creation of CloutWiki, an interactive reference sit…
 
 
image
 
 
 
 
 
Can the attorney who defended Cook County against allegations of illegal political hiring be an independent inspector general? That depends on how yo…
 
Preview by Yahoo
 
 
               
 
 
Ken Ditkowsky

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