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From Ken Ditkowsky–Time to take action and fight the good fight to save seniors and disableds from nursing home purgatory

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Feb 27, 2015 1:39 PM
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Subject: Fw: Join Us for a Complimentary Bribery and Corruption CLE Webinar – March. 3

Time for everyone to know how a criminal bribes a judge, political figure, etc al and how they are detected.    Mr. Larkin even though being over-paid with public funds does not file the ethics reports required by the State of Illinois.   Janet Phelan examined the title records to his home!   They should be required reading as he is has refused to join in calling for an honest complete and comprehensive of elder cleansing and in particular the Sykes case 09 P 4585 and the Gore case.  Methinks they reveal much!   So much so that I’ve written the following letter to the governor detailing where a large amount of money can be obtained for the State of Illinois without raising taxes a dime!
Dear Governor,
The State is in serious financial trouble, yet millions of dollars of unpaid and unreported taxes remain uncollected.    Please allow me to explain.     If you and I get together and we rob the neighborhood Bank our obtaining these funds is a taxable event not only under Federal law, but State law.     Our liability is joint and several.   Thus, if the IRS does not collect the taxes due from me, they do collect it from you.   Of course if the money is returned we are entitled to a deduction for the return; however, we must file, report the gain and claim the deduction.
Yes, I understand that it is impractical to try to collect from a felon who is sentenced to jail for decades; however, in the elder cleansing scenario, i.e. the railroading of a senior citizen (or disabled person) into an illegal and/or ultra vires guardianship, isolating the individual and depriving the said citizen of their human, liberty and property rights so as to redistribute to the guardian for profit and those acting in concert with the said guardian we are talking about individuals who have the wherewithal to pay the taxes due in full.
Taking the Mary Sykes 09 P 4585 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois) we have every element of an abusive guardianship complete with all the elements of elder cleansing.    We start with a petition that is insufficient as a matter of law in that it fails to make the required disclosures and was filed in Cook County when the Court, the two guardian ad litem, the Judge et al had all been informed that Mary had been spirited out of the county.     There was no honest attempt to obtain jurisdiction.   The 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 summons was never served on Mary Sykes.   Worse yet, whatever summons placed with the Sheriff was not intended to be served as knowing that Mary Was not in Cook County, the Sheriff was directed to serve summons in Cook County.   To carry the facade to absurdity the guardian made application for a special process server well knowing that Mary was secreted in the petitioner (guardian)’s home in DuPage County.    Guardian ad Litem Cynthia Farenga even informed Judge Connors (the presiding judge in the case) of this fact.     755 ILCS 5/11a -10 requires service of a particular form summons on the alleged disabled person at least 14 days prior to a hearing on the competency of the disabled person.     As this was not done, jurisdiction was never obtained by the Circuit Court of Cook County.
As a guardianship by its nature is an invasion of Constitutional Rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the Illinois Constitution care has to be taken so that the Rights of a citizen are not compromised.    Thus, 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3 and in particular 3(b) provides the guardianship is limited to the services that the individual actually needs in order to enjoy the benefits of American Citizenship.     Put another way, the Americans With Disabilities Act provides for the State or provider to do what is necessary to make a reasonable accommodation.    The Rule of Law therefore is designed to protect the alleged disabled person from an unnecessary intrusion on his/her rights and/or a guardianship in which the guardian has overbroad powers or the ability to infringe on the alleged disabled persons rights or property.
Pursuant to statue the disabled person is entitled to be proven to be incompetent by clear and convincing evidence and further it must be determined that the individual is indeed incompetent and to what, if any, extent.    As noted on the MaryGSykes. Com website videos Mary was not incompetent.    She knew the nature and extent of her property (and did her own banking), determined that her older daughter who petitioned to be plenary guardian had found before it went missing $4000.00 from Mary’s bank account Etc.       To protect against exactly what happened the Supreme Court of Illinois has ruled pursuant to 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10(b) that it is jurisdictional that the nearest (closest) relatives of the alleged disabled person receive 14 days’ notice prior to a hearing on incompetency.
Of course, there was no hearing on incompetency and no 14 days prior notice.     Incompetency was ascertained without a scintilla of evidence being presented or required.    An agreement between the two guardian ad litem (Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern) and the attorney for the proposed guardianship produced an order that was rubber stamped by Judge Connors.   As all these individuals have been engaged in guardianship matters for many years there is no doubt that their actions were in concert and intentional – and they knew or should have known of the jurisdictional infirmity.
Shortly after the clearly ultra vires and sans jurisdiction creation of the guardianship for profit, Mary’s safety deposit box was breached and about a million dollars in gold coins were removed and never inventoried.    This event is a taxable event and like the Bank robbery in my example each of the participants in this robbery of Mary Sykes’ safety deposit box has joint and several liability for the Federal and State Income taxes due.     As the theft occurred in 2009, the gain had to be reported on the Illinois and Federal income tax return for the year 2009 filed in 2010.     (If not reported the statute of limitation does not run until it is reported.)
Let us go a bit further.    Similarly money belonging to Mary was removed from a mattress and valuable antiques were liquidated though never inventoried.    The illegal and ultra vires guardianship made these acquisitions to be also taxable events.    The doctrine of constructive receipt made the reporting year 2009.    The younger daughter of Mary Sykes and other relatives who have knowledge of these values estimate the value at over ½ million dollars.       Recently Mary’s dwelling – which had been previously appraised at approximately $700,000 was ultra vires sold off in what is believed to be a friendly sale for approximately $230,000.00.     The ½ million soon to be realized profit is also ordinary income though it is expected that through anticipated mesne sales the ½ million dollars will be obtained by the miscreants and claimed as a ½ million dollar capital gain.     This anticipated fraud has not occurred yet; however, the theft of the title to real estate should be by the doctrine of constructive receipt relate back to 2009 as ordinary income.
As this is not an isolated event and the very same scenario has arisen in other guardianships for profit in Illinois it is apparent that the tax evasion occurring is wide spread and if the taxes collected were to reach the treasury both the Federal and State would have much more money to pay down pension debt and other fiscal problems of the State.     No new taxes need by imposed on the citizens of the State of Illinois or the United States of America.     All that has to be done is to collect the taxes that the political and judicial elite owe from their endeavors into ‘elder cleansing.’
18 USCA 371 and State Conspiracy laws were enacted to give Johncomelatelys to share in the liability jointly and severally.     Because of the political sensitivity of the guardianship for profit/elder cleansing scenario Jerome Larkin and certain attorneys at the Lawyer Disciplinary Board (in Illinois the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission) have taken it upon themselves to join in the 18 USCA 242, 18 USCA 4, 42 USCA 12203 violations pursuant to 18 USCA 371 and 18 USCA 1341 to assault the First Amendment and Title one of the Illinois Constitution.     As the law no longer distinguishes between Accessories before, during, or after the fact (18 USCA 371) it is respectfully suggested that the attempts to silence reports by myself, Ms. Dension and others to law enforcement (18 USCA 4) make Mr. Larkin and those he acted in concert with equally liable for the State and Federal Income taxes due.
NB.   The miscreants want to play – they should pay.   The Illinois Department of Revenue has taxes, interest and penalties all available for collection.   The IRS has taxes, interest and penalties all available for collection.   If there is one set of laws for everyone, then, the highly over-paid public officials who aid and abet the miscreants in discriminating against the elder and the disabled ought to at least pay the taxes on the ‘booty!’ received whether law enforcement enforces the law or not. 

From Eliot Bernstein – Sharp Practice by Lawyers defined

Here’s an interesting definition of the word “sharp practice”

I am posting this because it seems to fit the problems seen by many of you–opposing counsel that lies, threats, barely (if at all legal) tactics much of which is designed to churn legal bills and do little in the way of “best interests” of the disabled person or those that love and support her or him.

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From Eliot Bernstein – Sharp Practice by Lawyers defined

Here’s an interesting definition of the word “sharp practice”

I am posting this because it seems to fit the problems seen by many of you–opposing counsel that lies, threats, barely (if at all legal) tactics much of which is designed to churn legal bills and do little in the way of “best interests” of the disabled person or those that love and support her or him.

From Ken Ditkowsky, how long with the cover ups hold up?

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Feb 21, 2015 8:58 AM
To: JoAnne M Denison , Tim Lahrman
Cc: Probate Sharks , Nasga Us , “J. Ditkowsky” , Eric Holder , Matt Senator Kirk , “FBI- ( (” , Chicago FBI , BILL DITKOWSKY , “ComplaintAdmin ADA (CRT)” , Janet Phelan , Ginny Johnson , “” , ISBA Main Discussion Group , Bev Cooper , FOX News Network LLC
Subject: Re: Fw: Responding to your inquiry

Yesterday I received a bit of input informing me that the issue is no longer if, but when.  I do not know if the source has any credibility but a great number of people are starting to realize that ‘elder cleansing’ is a serious cancer that if it is not eliminated could cripple – if not destroy – America.    The ‘coverup,’ ‘intimidation,’and ‘ retaliation’ by corrupt public officials such as Jerome Larkin is metastatic.    Larkin not only encourages, aids, abets, acts in concert with the felons, but, provides official protection for their venal activities.  (NB.  In the Sykes case 09 P 4585 there still has been no attempt to vest the Court with Jurisdiction.  In fact, it has not been discussed at all in court, other than to deny that Mary was never served with summons and complaint!)   A  5 ILCS 5/11a – 10 type hearing has never been held!
Apparently a competency hearing is no longer necessary – Mary’s life savings have been redistributed to the miscreants and their cronies – all tax free!  (I wonder if they harvested any Au from Mary’s teeth)
It is quite humorous in that all Larkin had to do to CYA was to demonstrate a scintilla of pretended good faith and join in the call for an Investigation.   Instead, at the request of Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern, JL set up a kangaroo court to retaliate against the call.   Most seriously, the continued prosecution of JoAnne Denison for owning and operating a blog that joins in the call to do a clean up of dirt in the court system on her blog is not only outrageous but a demonstration of lack of respect for the core values of the United States.   Just how deep the cancer has penetrated will be disclosed in the future –
Larkin and the Illinois Courts are aware that the Supreme Court of the United States has addressed the issues a number of times, to wit:
Private right of action implied by Title IX ( 20 U.S.C.S. §§ 1681 et seq. ) for victims of sex discrimination by recipients of federal education funds held to encompass  claims  of  retaliation  for complaining about sex discrimination.     Jackson v. Birmingham Bd. of Educ., 544 U.S. 167, 171, 125 S. Ct. 1497, 1502, 161 L. Ed. 2d 361, 361, 2005 U.S. LEXIS 2928, 1, 73 U.S.L.W. 4233, 95 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 669, 86 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P41,871, 18 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 193 (U.S. 2005)
The same principle applies to ADA violations and First Amendment matters. I hope the information that I received yesterday is accurate and will result in at least one massive festering tumor being removed.   The actions of Larkin in mistreating the victims and families of elder cleansing and attempting to silence lawyer cries of corruption are not only disingenuous but reduce him to the below the nadir of society!
Larkin must be made an example of so that in the future public officials who are paid to protect the public realize that the public they are to protect is the victims of dishonest judicial corrupters.    It should be noted that even at this late date, Larkin has not used his agency to investigate the Sykes case, the Gore case *****.   He has been granted wide supboena powers by the Illinois Supreme Court, yet he fails to use them, except to suppress a blog that disseminates facts and information regarding the frauds perpetrated in the Illinois court system.  He has instead used his agency in concert with the felons who prey on the elderly and the disabled.
Elder Americans are under seige!

From Eliot Bernstein–over 2,000+ torture pictures to be released of war detainees

While the ACLU sues to ensure that our democracy is functioning the way it should, with complete transparency regarding the actions of the powers that be, apparently BOTH the Bush and the Obama administration have been playing hide the sausage with photos that might be even more disturbing that already released.

Why the CIA pretends that treaties against war crimes, and the Nuremberg trials do not exist is beyond me.

Even children in grammar school seem to know more about how torture is wrong and illegal than grownups with decades of experience in international law and degrees from Ivy League institutions.

Apparently the publication of these photos were held up with motion after motion filed by the government to delay, delay, delay.  What the delays buy them is not understood because they are delaying the inevitable.  And if the government is so heck bent on delaying the release of these videos then why weren’t they properly managing the CIA staff in the first place, and what provisions have they put in place to ensure this does not happen again.

Will the Obama administration release new policy changes with the photos to ensure there is no repeat of this embarrassing and volatile situation.

The government constantly claims release would inflame or incite violence, but I think they should have thought of  that years ago when the war crimes were being committed.  2,000 photos are more than an “isolated incident” from one or two out of control employees.


From Ken Ditkowsky — Larkin believes that Guardianship is still in rem from the dark ages

to explain.  When a proceeding is “in personnam” personal jurisdiction is obtained by service of a summons and complaint upon a person or corporation.  An “in rem” proceeding (such as a foreclosure) can take place ask long as you have served the property by notice and the court attains jurisdiction over the property or “rem.” (for examply posting on an apartment for eviction or a home for foreclosure but only AFTER you have validly attempted to serve the owners and after a diligent search cannot find them.

In Mary’s case, the court knew where she was, but never served her.  So the only notice was by a court order handed out to a few people.

Of course, this meets none of the standards for either in personnam or in rem jurisdiction, but that does not stop the court appointed/connected miscreants from taking over Mary’s life, property, civil and human rights and sending her to a remote location (Naperville) with a daughter when her last POA said she wanted to live in her home until she died and have both daughters care for her there.

But the property was sold, and at my ARDC trials, one of the main cover ups was to deny that some $160k in attys fees to Peter Schmeidel and Fischel and Kahn–or the bulk of the estate would go to attorneys fees.  The ABA Journal covered this up by pulling comments on their blog from family members who related the lack of service of summons and complaint upon Mary and notice to Mary’s family, which is required to take in personnam jurisdiction over her.  The ARDC covered this up by banning most of my witnesses (experts and fact witnesses) but presenting Judge Stuart, who lied on the stand and then “suddenly retired” soon afterward, Peter Schmeidel who is covering up telling the court all of Mary’s assets have to be liquidated “for her care”, but the vast majority have already gone to attorneys fees ($700k home appraised in January sold for $220k in Mar, then they grabbed daughter Gloria’s assets of some $200k falsely claiming they belonged to Mary, and $60k from the home sale went to attorney’s fees and over $100k from Gloria’s funds went to attorneys. You figure.  The cover up continues with the ARDC having witnesses lie, transcripts changed, audio tapes documenting the changes supressed–it’s all fraud on the court.

Best thing about fraud on the court?  It has NO LIMITATIONS PERIOD.  That’s right, like jurisdiction, it’s a scab over a huge festering boil waiting to be picked — any time, any day.

The hue and cry from probate victims will not stop as long as we have a free and open and democratic society and open internet.  They are banding together and publishing popular blogs ( this blog, Probate Sharks, NASGA, John Wyman’s, Candice Schwagers, Stop Guardian Abuse and others)

Everyday, the ARDC flings more and more paper at me and I don’t care.  All I think of is the suffering and horrors these probate victims and the families have gone thru and will go thru unless and until all this nonsense in the courtrooms stop.

In the ARDC decision, the tribunal insulting stated “the Respondent does not know about basic concepts of law…..”  Sorry I have to disagree with the Tribunal, but their “basic concepts” of lies, coverups, banning crucial witnesses, treating the Sykes family members like dirt–I don’t  need their “basic elements” in my craw.  The Tribunal can keep that for themselves.

I know what a summons and complaint is and notice to all next of kin.  I know the alleged disabled respondent must receive a “notice of rights” in large bold type to take jurisdiction.  It’s the Tribunal that does not know basic concepts of due process and free speech that a 6th grade student must know on her or his US civil rights exam to pass to the next grade.

I don’t see any of the tribunal offering to take on all my cases for pro bono, but I will ask them, and Mr. Sanders can pull his money out of his pocket to sponsor lawyers to do the same thing I do for free or low cost each and every day to protect the human rights, civil rights and elderly of our seniors.  This is karma they have to make up.

Mr. Splitt just asked for an extension of time for his brief to the review board.  He said the “record is too big” to get his brief done.  I wonder when he will finally realized that he is prosecuting an innocent, honest attorney and all this is bad karma for him, and he should just refuse to write the brief and quit.  While everyone deserves representation, what the ARDC wants him to write is a huge pack of lies and a cover up.  When the fraud on the court is finally heard by an open and honest legal forum, hasta lasanga, don’t get it on ya.

Respectfully Mr. Splitt, no extension of time will allow you to search that entire record for some reason to discipline me.  Keep on going, but you won’t find it.  And if you do what the ARDC asks of you to convict a wholly innocent attorney, like Ken Ditkowsky and Mr. Amu, maybe it’s time to just walk off the job.  If your heart is in the right place, the angels will protect you.

Each and every day, I work for low cost or free and do not turn people away.  I help them against the liars and the cheats and the thugs hanging in the court room hallways.  It’s not always easily and I have my critics (the ARDC talking about all the good I do in a huge paragraph, but it ends with “all of that is misplaced.”)  No, Mr. Larking, goodness and kindness and helping others is NEVER misplaced.  I’d rather have a ton of that than the lies propagated during my trial, and the exclusion of crucial witness, the lying and the cover ups


From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Feb 14, 2015 7:36 AM
To: Janet Phelan
Subject: The In Rem guardianship/ or the application of the Dred Scott Decision to Seniors and the Disabled in Illinois and some other miscreant States.

 The Avarice of the guardians for profit is legendary.     Like their sponsors and mentors in the nursing home industry, the corrupt judges and public figures who act in concert with them, and the hanger-ons who pick up quarters that drop from the booty no loose dollar avoids the net.     In the Mary Sykes case and a number of other guardianship cases that we’ve examined and reported to the Justice Department the miscreants ran into a problem – the victim was not incompetent.     In the Sykes case she was so clearly competent that the miscreants could not afford to allow a hearing to occur.     Thus, the record in case 09 P 4585 indicates that there was no hearing – indeed, to meet the standard of clear and convincing (and determine the extent of the disability) not a single word of testimony was uttered!     Of course prior notice of the non-existent hearing was also avoided.   
As the foregoing is jurisdictional how does the law rationalize the theft of more than a million dollars as legitimate?     The Court  orders entered by the Judge are void for lack of jurisdiction and thus when and if the tax laws are applied some very heavy clouted people are going to jail and are going to wind up with non-dischargeable tax liability.    Ergo, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and Mr. Larkin have exerted extreme efforts to ‘cover up’ the felonies by trying to silence myself and other attorneys who take their oath seriously     
The Dred Scott decision has been resurrected in Illinois to make the Elderly and the Disabled property in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.  (See 09 P 4585) if Tim is correct and personal jurisdiction is not necessary pursuant to this scenario – the seniors and the disabled are PROPERTY.
Tim has suggested that the ultimate cover up is going to be and is that the guardianship proceedings are in rem proceedings and therefore personal jurisdiction is un-necessary.     This is same legal theory that the National Socialists used to confiscate the property of their victims in the holocaust scenario.    Stalin just took what he wanted, but, we here in America recognize that history treats thieves badly – thus, a rationalization is necessary.   (In rem proceedings are proceedings against the property themselves).    Thus, to obtain jurisdiction where none can be had, the miscreants AND THOSE WHO THEY ACT IN CONCERT WITH (such as Jerome Larkin) claim that possession of the property gives them all the jurisdiction necessary.
 The issuance of a Court order is obscene and void as it would violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.     As theft is a felony, I reported these incidents to law enforcement pursuant to 18 USCA 4.      The miscreants think that reporting crimes is unethical and I now have a four year suspension for doing so!     Thus, pursuant to my First Amendment Rights I am continuing to report this criminal activity by Mr. Larkin and his cohorts and demanding their prosecution in the very same manner that America would address a bank robbery, theft by a fiduciary, tax evasion, fraud etc.