Response from the ABA and protecting Whistleblowers!

From: JoAnne M Denison <>

To: ABA Member Service <>, Atty Ken Ditkowsky <>, Atty Barbara Stone <>, Atty Candice Schwager <>, …..

Cc: Chicago FBI <>, Chicago FBI Civil Rights <>, “” <>

Subject: RE: Membership (current and new memberships) +

Date: Feb 22, 2016 3:56 PM

That’s why I was writing you.  The proceeding was a “go after” proceeding for revealing corruption on a blog.

The ABA has to do more to protect the public, whose out cry from corruption in the court room is now deafening.

It is not enough any longer to cite a rule.  The ABA must be proactive in rescuing those attorneys who are honest and ethical and stop protecting a bunch of thieves and felons.

While the ARDC was engaging in a go after proceeding against me,  Atty Seth Gillman was indicted in January 2014 for bilking the Federal and State governments of $100 million in Medicare and State health care fraud.

His status still shows as “not disciplined by the ARDC”

Last week, Mr. Gillman  plead guilty to one count of fraud and to submit to a fine up to $250,000 and restitution.  He faces federal prison for 10 years.

This happens, and your response is, there is a rule?

A rule?

You’re kidding.  Each of myself, Ken Ditkowsky and Lanre Amu have done nothing wrong except alert the authorities and the public to severe and insidious corruption by attorneys killing off seniors (Sykes,
Reichert, Frake, etc.) and bilking their estate of millions (Drabik, Tyler, Sykes, etc.) and you respond with “there is a rule….”

I don’t understand how the ABA, which is supposed to be a paragon for Truth and Justice, cites rules when the internet and the probate blogs are a blaze with stories of corruption.

Take a look at the Sykes case.  There was clearly no jurisdiction when Mary was guardianized. She was not served with summons or complaint, nor was she read her rights as required by the Illinois Probate Act and by the case In re Ralph Sodini.

Then $1 million in valuables were taken from her safe deposit box after the Guardian drilled it out, and all discovery was quashed in the case. Eventually, the money ran out and Mary was narcotized to death on May 22, 2015.  Her body was taken swiftly to a funeral home where the Guardian demanded that it be embalmed on the spot and interred in her her crypt immediately.  The Guardian successfully quashed more discovery and more requests for an autopsy and tox screen on the body.

There are more cases.

My blog faithfully reports on each of these cases and gives victims and their families the support they need.  I have collected dozens of affidavits from my clients that my blog and I and Ken Ditkowsky have helped them understand what is going on more than all the other probate lawyers involved who refuse to talk about the truth, but continue to falsely bilk estates for attorneys fees when people are forced into nursing homes, chemically restrained and nothing is done about it by the ARDC or by the ABA or CBA.

There is something seriously wrong here and the ABA must rectify it to retain any credibility.

joanne Denison

PS–I won’t even mention the shameful behavior of your president Greg Coleman on 60 minutes where he salivated over laundering hundreds of millions of dollars for corrupt foreign officials which is clearly unethical behavior under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  He is still a member, but you refuse Whistleblowers. Says a lot about your organization.

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Sent: Feb 22, 2016 2:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Membership (current and new memberships) +



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