Do Cheaters win over Truth and Justice?

From Ken Ditkowsky:

Subject: Re: Using Legal Entities to Protect Assets CLE – Final Chance for Early Bird Discount –
Date: Dec 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Continuing Legal Education is an oxymoron for the lawyers who have reviewed the actions of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission pursuant to the administration of Jerome Larkin and several other Lawyer disciplinary Commissions.    You cannot have Continuing education when you have void as to the basic tenets of the law.    For instance, in light of Rule 8.3 and 18 USCA 4, coupled with Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution, the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution and the recent SCOTUS First Amendment cases – including and not limited to Alvarez, how is it possible that any lawyer could be suspended from the practice of law for reporting corrupt judicial officials and/or authoring a blog what outs corrupt Judges and Lawyers.
You cannot make this stuff up.   Larkin and his gang of incompetent and corrupt co-conspirators actually claimed that JoAnn Denison’s blog “MaryGSykes” was akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater.   The blog discloses criminal activities that more not so different from the 1930-40 Holocaust.    For instance, one of most shocking things about the Holocaust was the propensity of the bad guys to kill hundreds of victims and then harvest the gold that was found in their filings!    In the Alice Gore case that is exactly what happened.    Indeed, reporting the horror was so shocking that Larkin wrote to the Supreme Court of Illinois that such was akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater.   I guess he felt that his co-conspirators who are raping the medicare program with $10 – 15,000 a month charges for their participating in the exploitation the elderly and the redistribution of their assets would lose business.
America has had its share of miscreants, con=men (Larkin is reported to teach ethics in CLE classes), and outright infamous criminals.    They are legends!   Some people even write books about them.   Today’s Wall Street Journal has the following article.

Here is the article Ken is referring to:

which is a book review of “My Adventures with YOUR Money”

Also available in Kindle.

I am not going to publish the book review because it just gives energy to con men and trains people like the miscreants we see in court even more, but you can get the gist of what Ken is saying from the book review:

“To the American Damphool Speculator, surnamed the American Sucker, otherwise described herein as The Thinker Who Thinks He Knows But Doesn’t—greetings! This book is for you! Read as you run, and may you run as you read.”


By T.D. Thornton
St. Martin’s, 320 pages, $27.99

Jacob Herzig was born in 1870, the son of well-to-do Jewish immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side. As a young man, he stole money from the family’s furrier business. Sent to a reformatory, he befriended an elderly con,Willie Graham Rice, whose name he appropriated. For the next 40 years, his life was a whir of scams, fortunes quickly made and lost, and run-ins with the authorities.

Estranged from his family, Rice found himself, in the spring of 1901, short of money in New York. An acquaintance gave him a tip for a dead cert in an upcoming race. Rather than betting on the horse, he spent his last dollars advertising the tip in the papers. The horse came in, and Rice’s race-tipping service, Maxim & Gay, was born. Within a year, the firm was said to have earned $1 million. Rice started a racing paper, developed a large client database (aka the “sucker list”) and opened a mail-order betting service. The service tipped winners in fixed races and heavily advertised its successes by using, in Mr. Thornton’s words, “insider terminology and a cloak of secrecy to forge a compelling narrative.”

Good times didn’t last. Within a couple of years, the feds had cracked down and the paper folded…….

You get the idea.  Ken is noting that probate is full of cons and scams, just as this book is, and when it’s real peoples’ lives it becomes disgusting, especially when it involves licensed attorneys and when you complain that the attorneys are engaged in crime, you get a famous letter like this one back from the ARDC insisting that they can’t figure out the Ethical Rule that applies to attorneys engaging in crime, and besides (like L. Madigan and Alvarez), they just “don’t do” crime or corruption:

The Chicago Police Investigations–your window of opportunity

Don’t let this window of opportunity get away.

Now that Washington has promised that it will conduct a thorough and honest investigation of the Police, the Police Inquiry Board, the Mayor’s office, Judges and Lawyers who cover up evidence of police brutality, videos and other information which belongs to, and should be readily accessible to the public, for all of you out there who have been abused by the police, know that the police acted in conjunction with APS (Adult Protective Services), the OPG (Office of Public Guardian) or any other tied in agency to file false police reports against you, be sure to refile your complaints against the police, because an FBI investigatory team will be looking for false police reports, police brutality.

How many cases has this blog seen already of the OPG colluding with the police to deny Civil and Human rights to probate victims and their families?

Cases in Illinois where the police colluded with state agencies to fleece the estate of the elderly that I am aware of:

  1. the Wyman case.  The Rockford police had NO right to keep Carol Wyman in one of the worst nursing homes in Rockford where she eventually escaped and was near death at the time, down a pint of blood. She was beaten and sexually abused nearly every day and kept a diary. GAL Sharon Rudy and Judge Fabiano were involved.  The police had no warrant, no court order to keep Carol Wyman there, but they did anyway.
  2. ML case.  The son was false arrested, falsely charged with battery on a police office (video footage at Lutheran General conveniently disappeared) so that the son had to get back to his mother as sole caretaker because she had no one else, he was forced to plea to a felony so he could not be Guardian of his mother. The OPG, Rehab Assist all were involved in this Fraud on the Probate Court.
  3. In a recent case, the police and APS harassed an elderly couple for weeks and then dragged them out of the house–without court order or warrant when they finally locked their door–and then when the police dragged them out the house they beat them in the process and then blamed a family member who was then falsely charged with Domestic Violence.  A visiting nurse organization, APS, the police and the OPG were all involved in this case, and the offices of Anita Alvarez.
  4. In the case of MLV, she was harassed for months, breaking her windows, harassing the guy cutting her grass, the home was boarded up, the yard filled with weeds, then she put in peep holes and they taped those over, she removed the tape, they spray painted it over, they cut her phone lines, she got a cell phone.  You name it, the OPG and the police did it to her.  The OPG and the police came out all the time to harass her to leave her home, consent to a guardianship, go to a locked down nursing home (where she would eventually escape, live on the streets and beg for money from the OPG–who would not even take her calls).  Finally, they broke in to the home and dragged her out with 11 people.  She was bruised and traumatized.   It was all collusion with the police and the OPG to fleece her estate and in a few years she was broke and forced into a nursing home because she had no where else to go. They drained nearly half a million from her estate in 5 years.  Prior to OPG involvement, she had a paid up home and car and nice bank account.  After OPG involvement, she is near homeless and broke without a dime to her name.
  5. Frake case.  A good sister, Jean Semrow was falsely accused of running over the foot of her brother (which did not happen), when he became enrage against her and ran to her vehicle to physically attack her.  The police were called and she was charged (falsely) with domestic violence when in fact, it was SHE who was caring for her brother, it was she who discovered the theft of millions of dollars of funds and equipment from her brother, and it was she who request prosecution of the thief in question.  Instead, in probate, the probate court worked with the police to false charge her and get a protective order against her.  That issue has still not be resolved, but she has told all the attorneys involved she was falsely accused and further, the probate attorneys have not made the thief make any restitution. They removed Mr. Frake from his home forcibly and put him in Sunrise of Park Ridge (the one with the sign that you get $2,000 for every senior you place there) where he is currently heavily chemically restrained.  The judges and probate attorneys know this and do nothing about it.

I am certain there are more cases out there where the police colluded falsely with APS, GAL’s and other probate attorneys to fleece seniors and disableds.  If you know of any cases where the police colluded with state agencies to deny disableds and senior citizens rights in the Chicago area please come forward to report them.  Please file with the Judicial Inquiry Board, the ARDC, the local Police Grievance Boards and send a copy to the Dept of Justice at  Write me for the private FBI email address for violations of Civil and Human rights.

Ken and I care and don’t want this to happen any longer.  The ARDC and Jerome Larkin and James Grogin now write me and say if a crime occurs, they don’t know what Ethical Rules are violated and they will take no action until sometime after a lying, thieving, knivving attorney is convicted.

But when you blog about corruption, they go after you right away to shut you down.  Just like the Chicago police management that has to “study” video evidence for months of 16 bullets for one poor black child, and another bullet to the neck for a 55 year old activist woman. (Of course, they claim her being an activist and a bullet through the door to her neck is a coincidence, but that’s just a little too much for anyone to swallow).

What is happening in Chicago is an absolute disaster.  Blacks and minorities in poor neighborhoods are now being used for target practice.  The OPG, APS and police collude on a regular basis to drag senior citizens and the disabled out of their homes and then they file false police reports against honest citizens caring for their aged parents.  All these miscreants want to do is fleece estates and put Seniors and Disabled in nursing homes, a/k/a ghettos and slums for the elderly and disabled.  They will be tied to wheel chairs and beds, forcibly implanted with feeding tubes if they take too long to eat or need assistance, they will never see the light of day or take a breath of fresh air outside.  It would be better if they just committed a felony and went to prison.   And all of this is so a state agency can take $250 per hour in tied in attorneys fees and grossly inflated tied in agency fees for case (mis) managers, (anti) social workers and visiting nurses (of death).

So keep on filing your grievances.  Keep on sending a copy to the FBI.  Ken and I will be glad to help you and you know you can call me any time for assistance.  The ARDC has left Ken and I with plenty of time to help victims, write their stories for the blog, file complaints with the authorities, and write books on what really goes on in “Crook” county.

Let’s take the “crook” out of “crook” county.

Merry Chrismas from Scrooge for the Elderly

My Christmas was lovely with friends and family over for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  This is now, what, about the 5th day of Christmas (I need all 12 days to get everything done, I assure you).

One of my beloved children bought my husband and I some tickets to a Christmas Carol and it was by far, the best performance I have seen, complete with smoke and mirrors.  I cried thru most of it.

Since I frequent the Cook County Court system and still talk to corruption victims on a regular basis (they just keep on flowing in, the FBI investigation team for the deaths on the south side by police, take note), the entire play reminded me of my current avocation: personal counselor, blogger and book writer for the probate and corruption victim.

I do want to wish all of you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to those of you falsely maligned and who cannot see their beloved parents and disabled relatives (as Gloria saw her beloved mother only a handful of times in 5 years and was under an illegal and unconstitutional isolation and gag order)  You are constantly in my prayers and thoughts as you go through this holiday season with false Orders of Protection, false police reports, false gag orders and the like and you are asked to comply with the gaslighting of the elderly, which is a form of abuse the probate courts routinely promote and foster.

Who is Scrooge in Probate?  Name one Probate attorney that is tied in.  Name the attorneys from the OPG or Office of Public Guardian where one infamous Tom Brennan once told me in the hallway when my client only wanted to stay in his home until he died and OPG wanted to sell the home and foist him into a locked down nursing home where he’d rather die forthwith: “Some people (elderly) just remain in the community far too long when they should be put in an institution.”  Thanks Scrooge.  I have a few institutions for you too when you suppress the rights of the elderly and violate their Human and Civil rights, and I’m sure the same is said of you that you remain in the community far too long when there are institutions with orange clothing and silver wrist and ankle bracelets waiting for you.

But I digress.

So I want to leave you all with this famous exchange between the good people of the earth and Mr. Scrooge:

From the original play:

Spirit of Christmas Present: My time with you is at an end, Ebenezer Scrooge. Will you profit from what I’ve shown you of the good in most men’s hearts?

Ebenezer: I don’t know, how can I promise!?!?

Spirit of Christmas Present: If it’s too hard a lesson for you to learn, then learn this lesson!

[opens his robe, revealing two starving children]

Ebenezer: [shocked] Spirit, are these yours?

Spirit of Christmas Present: They are Man’s. This boy is Ignorance, this girl is Want. Beware them both, but most of all, beware this boy!

Ebenezer: But have they no refuge, no resource?

Spirit of Christmas Present: [quoting Scrooge] Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?


First Collector: At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute.

Ebenezer: Are there no prisons?

First Collector: Plenty of prisons.

Ebenezer: And the union workhouses – are they still in operation?

First Collector: They are. I wish I could say they were not.

Ebenezer: Oh, from what you said at first I was afraid that something had happened to stop them in their useful course. I’m very glad to hear it.

First Collector: I don’t think you quite understand us, sir. A few of us are endeavoring to buy the poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth.

Ebenezer: Why?

First Collector: Because it is at Christmastime that want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices. Now what can I put you down for?

Ebenezer: Huh! Nothing!

Second Collector: You wish to be anonymous?

Ebenezer: [firmly, but calmly] I wish to be left alone. Since you ask me what I wish sir, that is my answer. I help to support the establishments I have named; those who are badly off must go there.

First Collector: Many can’t go there.

Second Collector: And some would rather die.


I see a definite collorary here.  The probate judges and attorneys are nothing but Scrooge.  And I fear that even 100 Christmas angels of the past, present and future cannot make them open their hearts to the very people they liquidate all their assets for attorneys fees and tied in nursing homes.

So I leave you with this:

Honest Attorney (Ditkowsky and Denison) Can I count on your support, Mr. Scrooge (probate miscreant) to assist us in enforcing the Human and Civil rights of the Elderly and Disableds?

Scroogy Probate miscreants:  Are there no nursing homes, no Assisted Living centers, no psych wards where these elderly can go while we fleece their estates?

Honest Attorey:  But sir, most do not want to go there and many would rather die.  Most are abused, tied to wheel chairs, beds and treated horribly, often drugged with chemical restraints.  They slump over and drool, barely able to move.  They implant feeding tubes against their will so they do not need to take time to chop food and spoon feed them.  They never see the light of day or take a breath of fresh air ever again.


Scroogy Probate miscreants: Good. Then if the nursing homes, assisted living centers and psych wards are still in operation, I support them (by getting kickbacks).  Those who are elderly and can’t fight back must go there and the sooner the better.  Use the police, use APS, use OPG, whatever it takes to get them in there and drain the estate.  I own many filthy, decrepit nursing homes.  I send out expensive (anti) social workers, case (mis) managers and visiting nurses (of death).  I can make money from misery.


And I want to thank all the probate miscreants I have met over the last 5 years who have provided me with the inspriation to write these few lines.

As a non psycopath, you have educated me well in your deceptive, evil ways.  You have shown me your tricks, your deceptions, your lies and skullduggery.  I would never have believed all of this or thought of it myself, unless I saw it with my own two eyes, heard it with my own two ears.  You are tuly the spawn of Satan and his flying monkeys.  Be proud, you evil ones.  You have created death, misery and shame by the boatloads.  Your holidays of evil for sure are pleasure to you.

As for the rest of us, we pray for the many victims you have left behind in your wake of evil and greed.  A string of tears, misery and grief is your legacy in the probate world.

Merry Christmas to the good ones out there, all of you.  May God/dess save you and bless you.  And I pray that the evil ones be bound up to speak only Truth and Justice.


Nursing Homes-slums and ghettos for the elderly

Okay, that was a quote from Har Justice on my FB.  Good one!  Although when they don’t take time to cut and feed meals the elderly lovingly but instead (falsely) deem them an aspiration risk and put in a feeding tube against their will, add a few chemical restraints to it (illegal) and then tie them to a bed or wheel chair because they’re a fall risk, I think slums and ghettos are better places.  You can get out of them alive.  Not so in a gship nursing home placement.  From what I’ve seen most die and many are murdered and none are investigated.  Once the gship is started, most wards will be forced into a nursing home and will never see the light of day again or breathe any fresh air again.  Ever.

And I wonder if that’s where the probate courts get their list of nursing homes for wards forced to go there.  Nah, they already have a list of nursing homes with the best paybacks.  (See prior post on sign from Sunrise of Park Ridge with a $2,000 bounty on any elder’s head making them a target for probate courts and Guardians)

From the website:

The country has a problem! Over 90% of Nursing Homes in the United States have had some kind of violation or confirmed complaint in the last 3 years. Some of these issues are minor and some are life treatening. So, how do you know which nursing homes you can trust. As you are browsing nursing homes on this site, check the reviews at the bottom of each listing as many have warnings about potential problems. We have created administrative reviews for nursing homes with outstanding issues. Many of these problems may be minor so please check or your local Ombudsmen for the latest information.

The nursing homes on this list were flagged as some the worst facilities in the country. The original data set was derived from and then was expanded based on data from the state web sites and from other public resources. The list is relatively short so there are plenty of other options to chose from. If you need to find an alternative to a nursing home on this list, use our advance search to find ALL the nearest services in your area ( we list 98% of all the available facilities). After you find a set of facilities that interest you, call your local Ombudsmen or state inspection office to get the most current information about these options. You may be surprised.

There are over 15,000 nursing homes in the US. This list of bad nursing homes represents only a very small percentage of the total options available (less than 1%). Here are the worst nursing homes in the country, you can find options to these facilities using our advance search (Upper Right).

From US News Report–pictures of protestors lying mid Michigan Ave 12/24/15

And this is apparently before the double shooting on Dec. 26, 2015 involving a disabled man and a 55 year old activist woman.

I tell you this has shut down my appetite for shopping the Mag Mile EXCEPT for the store supporting the protestors and inviting them in for tea, coffee and cakes.  Maybe some crow for Rahm Emanuel.

In any case, some have formed  Coalition for a New Chicago.  Let’s hope it involves Truth and Justice for all in the City. 2016 is a new year.  If the feds get in there and look at the Police Department, the Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission, the Judicial (do nothing) Inquiry Board and all the judges and lawyers involved in cover up and supressing evidence of innocent deaths in the City should be investigated and removed. First step.  And then they can take a look at how the corruption festers and flourishes because anytime a lawyer speaks out the ARDC and Jerome Larkin and their cronies and henchmen go right after them and take away their licenses–and these entities, when the corruption is published and is shown to be true in major publication, do not rectify the wrongs and harms they have created and show no remorse (Sykes case, myself and Ken Ditkowsky, Judge LE, for Atty Lanre Amu).

Chicago clearly needs a Civil Rights overhaul. The problems with police, law enforcement, the courts, attorneys, judges and politicians has risen to a crisis level.

Gov. Dan Ryan went to prison because he ignored/covered up a massive CDL license scam that eventually led to the death of 5 innocent children when a piece of truck broke off and lodged under a family mini van.  The jury agreed that a properly trained and licensed CDL truck driver would have inspected the truck and not let that happen.

The systematic denial of Civil Rights to activists (Bettie Jones was one, what a coincidence she was shot thru her door in the neck), their harassment in the street by police, the destruction of my video indicating as late as July, 2014, one year prior to her death, Mary Sykes was function on a very high level and clearly not incapacitated, show the incredible level of corruption and cover ups in Chicago coupled with denial of basic First Amendment rights (this blog).

Let’s hope and pray the feds investigate Civil Rights complaints against the police, pols, lawyers and judges that support corruption in Chicago and get the bums out of office.

Sign the Petition to end Coverups by our paid/elected officials in Chicago

Subject: Justice Now for Bettie and Quintonio


I signed a petition to Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and United Nations Human Rights Commission which says:

“Early Saturday morning, Chicago police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Police shot through an unopened door and killed Ms. Bettie Jones — who died from a gunshot wound to the neck [1]. Officers then turned their weapons onto Quintonio Legrier, a 19 year old holding a baseball bat and experiencing a mental health crisis. The officer’s identity has not been released and he has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days. We demand:

– The immediate release of the officer’s name;
– Fire the officer who murdered Bettie Jones and Quintonio Legrier
– An independent investigation by the United Nation
– The resignation of Rahm Emanuel

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

Early Saturday morning, Chicago police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Police shot through an unopened door and killed Ms. Bettie Jones — who died from a gunshot wound to the neck [1]. Officers then turned their weapons onto a young man suffering from mental illness holding a baseball bat, 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier.

The officer’s identity has not been released and he has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the murder will be investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority. But this is not enough.

From Rekia Boyd to Laqun McDonald, the violence perpetuated at the hands of the Chicago Police Department continues to claim the lives of Black women and men living in Chicago, and that violence continues to go unchecked by city leaders and officials.

The Chicago police were called in order to help with a domestic disturbance. However, instead of providing help to those in need, Chicago police exercised excessive violence and claimed two more Black lives.

Recent cases and released videos show a culture of excessive force and a ‘shoot first and cover it up’ culture within Chicago’s police department. They are killing people, mostly Black people whether or not those people cooperate. The state’s attorney and mayor’s offices seem determined to assist officers that abuse and murder the very citizens they are sworn to protect and serve.

We are demanding more than a full and transparent investigation into the murders of Bettie Jones and Quintonio Legrier. We are demanding authentic justice. The entire Chicago Police Department needs to be changed, from the racist, unjust policies to the people who enforce them.

Bettie Jones was a member of Action Now and we will not rest until she gets justice.

“Chicago Cop Shoots Dead Teen, 55-Year-Old Woman” The Huffington Post, 12-26-2015

Of course you can add to the cover ups in Chicago myself, Ken Ditkowsky and Lanre Amu for speaking out as lawyer activists against this type of cover up and corruption in Chicago and “Crook” County.  Apparently, according to the ARDC, we are not allowed to speak out publicly against corruption and cronyism, unethical conduct and immoral lawyers and judges in Illinois.

But we want to take the “Crook” out of Crook County.

We speak up and out for human and civil rights and the Illinois Atty Regn & Discipline Comm. persecutes and prosecutes us. It does not let the victims of its corruption testify at the Tribunal and Hearing Boards (Gloria Sykes and Scott Evans, her friend) in an obvious cover up action.  It does not respect laws such as 47 USC sec 230 which provides Free Speech and First Amendment rights to the Internet and Blogs such as this one (this Blog is the one that the ARDC wanted to shut down).  It wanted to stop Lanre Amu from revealing the fact that in cases he appeared in, a certain Judge’s brother was opposing counsel and winning motions that there was no way he should have won.  She and he never disclosed this fact.  The same Judge sat on the Board of Directors of a corporation she was hearing cases on, and always ruled in the Corporation’s favor. Sometime after this was announced on this Blog, Crain’s Chicago Business investigated, found the allegations to be true, and the Corporation involved dumped her and publicly apologized for the corruption.

The Judge has not apologized or removed herself from the bench.  The ARDC has not apologized to Attorney Lanre Amu because apparently he, being a well educated Black immigrant from Africa is similar to the Blacks some Chicago police use for target practice in certain ethnic sections of Chicago.  The Chicago Police have apologized for this shooting and acknowledged it as a mistake but refuse to turn over all documents, videos and information–despite the fact all of this belongs to the public.  The City of Chicago does not personally own any of that.

I would like to know if Jerome Larkin and James Grogin, head Administrator and Chief Counsel for the ARDC, participated in any manner with the Laquan McDonald shooting, or any shooting where information, documents, records and video were not released, or the release was delayed and who requested the delay.  Lawyers are not supposed to participate in obstruction of justice or supression of evidence.  A city lawyer must provide “honest services” to the public.  I do not believe “honest services” includes coverups for friends and bosses, nor does it include denying FOIA requests to cover up information, documents and video belonging to the public.

It is interesting to note that the reason why Ken Ditkowsky and I were prosecuted by the ARDC when the perps of the problems in the Sykes 09 P 4585 case were not is because one of the Guardians ad Litem wrote a letter to the ARDC to investigate Ken Ditkowsky and myself, but not her and her crooked cronies–Peter Schmeidel, Cynthia Farenga, Deborah JoSoehlig, Harvey Waller and the Judges O’Connor and Stuart (who would soon retire over changing her testimony at my trial).

This is exactly similar to the Laquan McDonald case and now Bettie Jones and Mr. Legrier.  16 shots for Master McDonald and 8 for Mr. Legrier. (One commentator darkly joked on a blog, “you gotta admit those Chicago cops are really thorough with the bullets.”)

The protestors have been out interfering with the Board of Trade, the Merc and the shops on Michigan Ave.  Who wants to do business with those entities knowing they are being targeted by protestors who want the Abuses of Power and unnecessary deadly force to end.  I don’t and when I see protestors at these entities, I don’t want to do business with or through them either until the problem of Abuse of Power and Excessive Force ends.