From Gloria Sykes–more information on the Atty Harvey Waller tie ins in probate

Sent: Jul 13, 2015 7:02 PM
To: “”

RE:  Attorney Harvey Waller

Remember Harvey Jack Waller, who Toerpe hired in January, 2009, when mother learned that Toerpe stole $4000?  Well,  what I didn’t know until moments ago (a woman called me with the information) is Harvey was / is very politically connected — in fact, it is why perhaps he squeezed out of the lawsuite where the State of Indiana sued  him for soliciting elders for remodeling jobs and then causing them to get reverse mortgages, which he got a kick back, to pay him.  (See, file:///Users/shaggy7/Downloads/Harvey%20Waller%201.webarchive)

Well, here’s Waller’s new website complete with bragging rights…  See highlighted stuff… and ya wonder how or why he was able to freeze my assets, cross state lines and steal my medical account, et al.  Let me make it clear, Harvey J. Waller NEVER withdrew from the Sykes case.  Now ya wonder if Schmiedel and company are just the strawmen?  Quite honestly I thought Waller was an idiot, but when I exposed the Indiana scam against seniors in the reverse mortgage scandal, Waller never showed up agains — but all of a sudden there was Schmiedel.
Waller and Stern are known to hang out and they do a lot of guardianships together.  I’ve seen Waller in court with Stern often…still.
But read on.  Sometimes the answers as to why the FBI wont investigate the Sykes case is right in front of our noses.

Harvey J. Waller, CPA, JD


DePaul University College of Law, JD
Roosevelt University, BBS

Bar Admissions and Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
 United States Tax Court
State of Illinois Supreme Court
United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois

Harvey Waller is an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant based in Chicago, Illinois with over 40 years of experience. Harvey’s passion and expertise is in the area of estate, retirement planning and asset protection planning, federal and state tax matters, and business/corporate matters and succession planning.

Harvey Waller worked at the Internal Revenue Service prior to practicing law. There, he spent 7 years as an IRS Agent; eventually serving on the US Attorney’s Office – Strike Force Division. In addition, Harvey gained valuable experience at the IRS as an Examiner for individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies, an Auditor on the IRS Review Staff, and as an IRS Staff Instructor.

Harvey Waller has conducted over 100 Estate, Retirement, and Asset Protection Planning seminars where he enthusiastically shares his experience and knowledge in these areas with attendees. Many of these seminars are conducted by financial and investment advisors throughout the Chicagoland area. There, Harvey educates their clients on various legal and tax issues in the area of Estate Planning.

Harvey Waller acts as general counsel for a variety of small and mid-market businesses, providing them a full sphere of legal support. His clients include manufacturers, financial services companies, physician groups, real estate developers, and nationally recognized entertainers.

Harvey Waller was also a guest lecturer for Becker CPA Review for approximately a decade. There Harvey taught tax law and agency law. Becker is a global leader and perhaps the most well-known and respected professional education services in the area of tax and accounting.

Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 11:34:29 +0000

Operation Greylord

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Greylord was an investigation conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Chicago Police Internal Affairs Division and the Illinois State Police into corruption in the judiciary of Cook County, Illinois (the Chicago jurisdiction). The FBI named the investigation “Operation Greylord” after the grey curly wigs of British judges.[1]

The operation[edit]

The 3 1/2-year undercover operation took place in the 1980s. The first listening device ever placed in a judge‘s chambers occurred in the undercover phase, when the narcotics court chambers of Judge Wayne Olson were bugged. In order to acquire evidence of corruption, agents obtained U.S. Department of Justice authorization to present false court cases for the undercover agents/lawyers to fix in front of the corrupt judges.[2] The first defendant to be found guilty was Harold Conn, the Deputy Traffic Court Clerk in the Cook County judicial system. Conn was convicted in March 1984 and was one of the many bagmen in the ring of corruption.[2] The last conviction was that of Judge Thomas J. Maloney, who was indicted in 1991 on bribery charges and convicted in April 1993 of fixing three murder cases for more than $100,000 in bribes.[3] Maloney was released from federal prison in 2008, and died the same year. A total of 92 people were indicted, including 17 judges, 48 lawyers, ten deputy sheriffs, eight policemen, eight court officials, and state legislator James DeLeo.[1] Out of the 17 judges indicted in the trials, 15 were convicted.[4] One judge, Richard LeFevour, was convicted on 59 counts of mail fraud, racketeering and income-tax violations, getting 12 years in prison.[5] Ten years after the undercover case concluded, the historical investigations, prosecutions and trials concluded in 1994.


The systemic corruption led to the formation of the Special Commission on the Administration of Justice in Cook County, a group assembled in August 1984 to examine the problems of the Cook County courts. The group also issued recommendations that were designed to contribute to a period of reform in the courts. The Commission wrote a total of 165 recommendations for the courts of Cook County.[6] Operation Greylord led to many other similar investigations targeting corruption in Cook County including Operation Silver Shovel, Incubator, Lantern, Operation Gambat, and Safebet.[4] Operation Greylord was also a turning point in the use of eavesdropping devices in order to obtain evidence for trial.

FBI investigation[edit]

The key undercover FBI agents and lawyers were David Grossman, David Reis and Terrence Hake. Hake was a Cook County prosecutor, who complained about the bribery and corruption in the Murder and Sexual Assault preliminary hearing courtroom in Chicago.[4] The FBI and United States Attorneys Office learned of his complaint and recruited him to pose as a corrupt prosecutor and later as a bribe-paying criminal defense attorney. While playing the role of a corrupt prosecutor, Hake supplied the evidentiary probable cause to bug Judge Olson’s chambers. Lamar Jordan, David Benscoter, Marie Dyson, William C. Megary, and Robert Farmer were the principal FBI case agents and supervisors during the investigation. Cook County Judge Thaddeus Kowalski was important in the case due to his cooperation with authorities even though he knew his cooperation might endanger his career.[7]


First Assistant United States Attorney Daniel Reidy and Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) Charles Sklarsky, Scott Lassar, Scott Mendeloff and Candace J. Fabri led many of the prosecutions. Four United States Attorneys, Thomas P. SullivanDan K. WebbAnton R. Valukas and Fred Foreman supervised the investigations and prosecutions. Valukus and AUSA James Schweitzer indicted 22 corrupt court personnel in 1985, along with Judge Raymond Sodini, who presided over the corruption in his courtroom at Chicago Police Headquarters.

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up to:a b “Investigations of Public Corruption”Federal Bureau of Investigation. 15 March 2004. Retrieved 21 Oct 2011.
  2. Jump up to:a b “Chicago Division: A Brief History”Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 21 Oct 2011.
  3. Jump up^ Jensen, Trevor (22 October 2008). “Judge was convicted of rigging cases”Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 Oct 2011.
  4. Jump up to:a b c Possley, Maurice (5 August 1983). “Operation Greylord”Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 Oct 2011.
  5. Jump up^ “‘Greylord’ Judge Gets 12 Years”Los Angeles Times. 27 August 1985. Retrieved 21 Nov 2011.
  6. Jump up^ Lindberg, Richard (1994). “No More Greylords?”IPSN. Retrieved 24 Oct 2011.
  7. Jump up^ Hinkel, Dan (5 July 2011). “Thaddeus Kowalski, 1931-2011”Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 21 Nov 2011.

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