From Ken Ditkowsky–“Probate courts have been cesspools”

To: Parris Boyd <askparris@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Cynthia Stephens suggested I send you my latest blog post
Date: Apr 30, 2016 1:30 PM
For years the probate courts have been cesspools.    I was not aware of there being a statute of limitations on the probate of a testamentary document or even the need for one.   I was aware that attempts to steal the proceeds of estates has been a national disgrace for a long time.    
When I first became a lawyer, I heard a more seasoned lawyer tell his client  “if dad dies, before you call the undertaker, get into the safety deposit box and empty it.”
When I asked the question “why?”  I was told that the undertaker put a death notice in the newspaper and the bank sealed the box – it could be reopened only after a representative of the State of Illinois visited the box.   In the inspect of the box and inventory by the state in order for the inheritance tax to be assessed, value items usually disappeared.   Of course the inspector denied that these items were ever in the box – as the State employee and maybe an assistant were the only ones allowed to examine the box it was their word against yours.  You certainly could not search their brief cases.
I then made further inquiry and found that the seasoned lawyer was not the only one who gave that advice or experienced that problem.    In fact the advice was quite common and even today most of the people I deal with or dealt with try to avoid keeping fungible items in the box.  
As to testamentary documents such as wills the way around a statute of limitations problem with probating a will is to file the will.   Illinois as an example has a requirement that the will be filed within 30 days of death.    It can be filed later, but, heirs need to be protected and filing the will does exactly that.   
The longer the will is out of probate the harder it is to prove up.    In most states a will is a written document for the decedent that is witnessed by two or more disinterested people who are ready willing and able to testify truthfully that the testator was of sound and disposing mind when he/she executed the document AND THAT the testator executed the document of his/her own volition.    Witnesses die – if all are dead a prove -up problem exists – or in the case where undue influence exists protecting the rightful heirs is a problem.   Thus, it does not seem to great a hardship to do a timely probate, assuming that one is necessary.   No probate is necessary if everyone agrees to the terms of the will and all the legitimate expenses of the decedent are paid.
The Statute of Limitations on probate does not necessarily mean that if the heirs sleep on their rights for more than 10 years that they lose their inheritance.    Many States have a marketable title act for real estate.   A verified claim filed at any time relevant protects the interest in real estate.   If we are talking about real estate, 7 years and paying the taxes or entry upon claim of right creates an ADVERSE POSSESSION.   As to person property – possession is 9/10s of the law, and after ten years few items have much in the way of value.
I hope that this places the issue into perspective for you.
What is relevant to me is the fact that the probate courts are viewed with such suspicion and fear of fraud.    The elder cleansing (guardianship) scandal is so rampant and so venal that people are afraid of the Court, its corruption, and the miscreants who inhabit the same.    In a democracy such is intolerable as the Court system is the escape value of society!   We need it to address our legitimate disputes!

More censorship from the ABA–aiding and abetting civil rights violations in China

As if the problems with the investigation into the ABA past president salivating to launder money during a recent 60 minutes broadcast was not enough, with no apology from the ABA or explanation, and then they pulled about 100+ comments when my suspension for (honestly) blogging about corruption in the courts in Illinois and elsewhere was not enough for them, apparently the ABA has enough clout to also pull a Wall Street Journal article on how they at first agreed to help a Chinese dissident lawyer publish a book on corruption in China, and then they went and pulled their support.

Since the WSJ article was pulled and now the ABA seems to be complicit, and you know this blog has absolutely no tolerance for any such shennagins, I have published it in full below.

No wonder why the majority of the American public has abandoned mega media and now fully 60% of Americans read blogs and the internet for the news and absolutely reject mega media because it’s too unreliable and biased.

Read on, and I pledge that if there is a human or civil rights story pulled by mega media because someone wants to aid and abet human and civil rights violations, it for sure will be published here where I have absolutely no tolerance for such heinous shameful behavior.

Chinese Rights Lawyer Strikes Back at ABA Over Scuttled Book

Apr 29, 2016 3:51 am HKT

Chinese human rights lawyer and co-founder of the Open Constituion Initiative Teng Biao speaks at a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2015.ENLARGE
Chinese human rights lawyer and co-founder of the Open Constituion Initiative Teng Biao speaks at a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, D.C., on September 18, 2015.  PHOTO:AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
(This post has been updated.)
A feud between a Chinese human rights lawyer and the American Bar Association over a proposed book has gone from bad to worse.
Teng Biao, a prominent Chinese lawyer and rights activist who now lives in the U.S., on Thursday accused the ABA of lying about its handling of the book proposal the organization made to him in 2014.
In a message to an email group dedicated to Chinese legal issues, Mr. Teng wrote that a letter to U.S. lawmakers by ABA leaders this week reminded him of a saying: “To hide a lie, a thousand lies are needed.”
He added that “self censorship is almost everywhere, and some can be justified. But ABA’s can not.”
The ABA’s Chicago headquarters didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
In the letter to lawmakers dated Monday, ABA President Paulette Brown and executive director Jack L. Rives said that the group rescinded its book offer to Mr. Teng for economic reasons, not to avoid offending the Chinese government and potentially jeopardizing its operations in China.
News of the cancelled book deal was first reported by Foreign Policy, which cited emails Mr. Teng had exchanged with the lawyers’ organization.
The rare public battle has thrust out into the open the question of how governments, companies, nonprofit organizations and others make decisions in light of the threat – real or perceived – of retaliation by Beijing.
It also comes as the ABA is coming under increasing fire from critics who argue the group is too reticent when it comes to speaking out against rights abuses and a clampdown on civil society under Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In his email, Mr. Teng accused the ABA of attempting to distort the facts of its book offer. The organization’s executive director of publishing, he said, first contacted him in October 2014 about the possibility of writing a book on human rights in China. That was followed by a formal offer in December 2014, Mr. Teng said.
“So I can definitely say ABA is lying here,” Mr. Teng wrote, citing the group’s statement that it its retail distribution partner had advised it in November 2014 against publishing due to its projection that the book would not sell well.
Mr. Teng said that when the ABA revoked its offer in January, “not a single word on market reason was given to me.”
The episode underscores the difficult decision facing the ABA between continuing to work to advance the rule of law in China and criticizing the repression of civil rights under Mr. Xi, said Nicholas Bequelin, East Asia director for Amnesty International.
“For a long time, ABA could argue that their presence in China was worth the cost of muting their criticism of issues in China’s legal system,” Mr. Bequelin said. “I wonder, and I think many legal analysts wonder, whether that point has passed.”
The chairs of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which had written to the ABA seeking details on why it cancelled its book offer to Mr. Teng, said in a statement Friday that they “remain concerned about the accusations of self-censorship and its implications.”
The commission, headed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), plans to invite Mr. Teng and the ABA to discuss the issue at a hearing next month, a spokesman for the panel said.
This week, several cases have highlighted that the Chinese government’s temper looms large on the global stage.
The Danish toy company Lego A/S said it had made a “mistake” earlier this year by refusing to grant an order of blocks to Ai Weiwei, a Chinese dissident artist who is often a thorn in the government’s side.
In an interview, a screenwriter on Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” said the studio changed the ethnicity of one of the story’s characters from Tibetan to Celtic.
These and other cases illustrate that “seemingly more and more actors are playing the censorship game to ingratiate themselves with the government,” Amnesty’s Mr. Bequelin said.
–Felicia Sonmez. Follow her on Twitter @feliciasonmez.

Senator Kirk’s offices are calling for declarations on court corruption

Today we received an email from Senator Kirk’s offices informing us that the Senator will listen to our grievances about the corruption in the courts, and in particular, probate court, if we can put together as many affidavits as possible.

She suggested at least 25.

I already have 25, but I want more to show him the urgency of how soooo many people have been involved in cases where seniors or disaabled persons were targeted, they were forced into nursing homes, drugged, POA from kind caring relatives stripped away for no reason, and often without justification.

We are also looking for stories where attorneys were disciplined wrongfully for speaking out in court, as Ken and I have been for writing volumes of emails, faxes and letters to the authorities and publishing this blog on court corruption.

We NEED your input.

Call me or email me so we can put together your declarations.  We have to show the Senator’s offices your complaints and gripes are real.

They are asking fist for Illinois declarations and statements of the “elder cleansing”–“target, isolate, medicate, drain the estate, narcotize to death and cremate” but any state will do.

please contact me ASAP.

JoAnne

from Ken Ditkowsky

I spoke with Ms. Burke.   She felt that our complaint concerning elder cleansing and retaliation against lawyers for reporting the same was a series of isolated incidents; however, she indicated that Senator Kirk would look into the problem if there were 25 of these incidents.   25 from Illinois would be optimum to attract the Senator’s attention.    Therefore I am sending you Ms. Burke’s information.
Email address: Cindy_Burke@kirk.senate.gov
United States Senator Mark Kirk (IL)
230 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(P): 312-886-3506
(F): 312-886-2117   
I know that every aggreived person has done this dozens of time and gotten a firm cold shoulder;  however, as every one of us could be a victim – (loving family or not) no stone should be left unturned.    

I’ve copied Ms. Burke on this e-mail so that I can check to make certain I have her correct e-mail address.  I also did it so that I can place of record the fact that there is frustration felt by voters Nationwide as to the lack of protection that we are receiving from our government.   I want Senator Kirk to know that their are blogs out there (which Mr. Larkin and the IARDC have tried to shut down) that daily report this American Holocaust, to wit:  Probate Sharks, MaryGSykes, NASGA, *****.  (Please fill in Dr. Sugar’s blog, and the Tim Larkin cite).     

There is no guaranty that any public official is interested in the plight of the elderly and the disabled.   To most of the political and judicial elite we are just pawns who they think are satisfied with empty words and lack of substance.      As recent testimony before congress revealed – they believe that we are stupid!    Maybe we are; however, the elder cleansers to not pick on just the poor, the homeless, or the weak.    Any one of us can be a victim.     The Alice Gore case reveals that even an individual with a loving family can be victimized and can have their mouth prospected upon to recover the gold in the fillings.    

Please spread this e-mail to the four winds !     Get your information to Ms. Burke SOP!     Thank you.

Now is the time to prove that elder cleansing is not an isolated case.

NB:  The four GAO reports on the NASGA site.



—– Forwarded Message —–
From: “Burke, Cindy (Kirk)” <Cindy_Burke@kirk.senate.gov>
To: “kenditkowsky@yahoo.com” <kenditkowsky@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 1:55 PM
Subject: Your email to the Senator
Kenneth,

I have tried to call you regarding your most recent email to the senators office however, the phone number that you provided was a non working number.

If you would like to talk, I in the office and am available to speak with you regarding your concerns.  My contact information is below.

Regards,
Cindy Burke
Director of Constituency Advocacy

United States Senator Mark Kirk (IL)
230 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(P): 312-886-3506
(F): 312-886-2117

From Atty Athena Roe–a press release for Probate Reform

Without enforcement of the law there can be no justice
1729 Alamo Avenue, Suite A
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 502-0798

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAPRA Demands Immediate Federal Intervention into Probate Racket Across America
April 11,2016
We must be protected from public corruption, racketeering, mob tactics, and crimes in our judicial system. Federal monitors must be placed in probate courts across the country including in Colorado.
The National Association for Probate Reform and Advocacy (“NAPRA”) is a non-partisan, nation-wide grassroots coalition of non-profit and other volunteer organizations dedicated to helping families in probate courts who have been victimized, harassed, coerced, threatened, and harmed by public corruption and racketeering in probate courts.

In an urgent letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, NAPRA has asked for the DOJ to intervene to obtain an injunction and immediate return of stolen assets by probate lawyers including public administrators. These government employees “the officers of the court” have violated state and federal laws. Rather than protect vulnerable citizens, the state courts “protect the racket”. Families distrust the system that created the economic ruin, PTSD, extortion, and conspiracy to defraud their estates and cannot go back to the system that created the problem as the state courts have done. Because their estates have been drained, Americans cannot afford to pay more attorneys to perpetuate corruption.
NAPRA is working in Colorado with Senator(s) Woods, Carroll, and Tate and with the FBI to investigate abuses in Colorado. In the next few weeks, the FBI will be heading to a region in Colorado where the Public Administrator is attempting to convert over 500 acres of a family’s land.

There are hundreds of thousands of stories not only in Colorado, but across America. The racketeering is obvious by patterns of forced mediation, objections to accountings, coercion, “shake down of assets”, conspiracy to commit and the commission of fraud. The mediations include lawyers and retired judges that threaten families with lies in order to coerce a settlement.
Often the public administrator blames the victims– the family– for abuse so that they can take “fiduciary” charge of assets, pillage, churn fees, intimidate, and keep the bureaucracy going in order to bankrupt the family. This is by far the most common scheme. The judicial system has become a system of tyranny and bureaucracy. The worst tyranny and mob racket are the unchecked Article III agency courts – known as probate courts.

America’s Probate Codes violate our nation’s state and federal laws and statutes and the United States Bill of Rights that demands there will be no “taking of life, liberty, or property absent due process of law.” Lawyers, magistrates and mediators systematically participate in schemes to steal assets, coerce bad settlements, threaten families, harass, drug, and intimidate the vulnerable in order to commit their crimes.

This results in the induction of horrific traumatic stress disorders of millions of Americans who never suffered from stress disorders.

NAPRA demands an immediate federal investigation starting in Colorado and moving into Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Massachusetts on behalf of the innocent families who have been defrauded and had their property illegally sold.

The post deprivation remedies are now approaching the billion dollar mark.

The people of the United States of America believe that our nation must be protected from public corruption, racketeering, mob tactics, crimes, illegal activity, and cronyism in our judicial system.

NAPRA asks that “federal monitors” be placed in Colorado’s probate courts as well as all states, as we the people expect the rule of law to follow in the administration of our estates.

For further information contact Athena Roe, J.D.

harjustice007@gmail.com

(719) 502-0798

 

From Ken Ditkowsky–the Mary Sykes Case is textbook fraud and elder abuse

and it is clearly sanctioned by the Illinois Atty Registration and Discipline Commission

To:
Subject: Another example of a family member of a victim being her own worst enemy.
Date: Apr 27, 2016 12:01 PM
The Mary Sykes 09 P 4585 (Cook County) is a textbook case of elder cleansing complete with a kidnapping, isolation, abuse, exploitation etc.    The corruption is documented in the file.  The summons by which jurisdiction was obtained was not served.   With the victim removed from the County, without a valid court order to do so, the county sheriff was given an address to serve a summons that did not comply with the statutory requirement (755 ILCS 5/11a – 10).    The sheriff in a letter acknowledged he had no record of service.   Thus, no jurisdiction was obtained.     THAT SHOULD HAVE ENDED THE SYKES CASE AND RETURNED MARY’S LIFE TO HER!
To protect a citizen the 14th amendment requires NOTICE and hearing PRIOR to adjudication.   The Statutory notice (jurisdictional) was ignored, and one of the guardian ad litem actually wrote to Gloria Sykes admitting that no hearing was every had.   This is backed up by the Court file.   The judge during her evidence deposition (see page 90, 91, and 92) actually admitted that the case before her was ‘fixed’ and she was wired.     THAT SHOULD HAVE ENDED THE DISCIPLINARY CASES and caused the IARDC to join in demanding an HONEST INVESTIGATION .
This ISIS -LIKE assault by the miscreants, the IARDC, the 18 USCA 242, 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators  on the Illinois Constitution and the Federal Constitution should be the focus point of Gloria Sykes at this time.     Tim Lahrman spent years helping her and travelling into Cook County – at his own expense – in an effort to assist.    Janet Phelan lent her considerable skills as a journalist and without compensation wrote articles trying to draw public attention to Mary’s plight.    JoAnne Denison not only proved a great amount of pro bono legal assistance, but did much hand holding. ****** The list goes on.   
Thus, the net result is that the miscreants have profited to the tune of at least three million dollars – up till now TAX FREE, have never accounted for over a million dollars in gold coins, the cash in Mary’s mattress ******.   In addition, the bold miscreants managed to sell Mary’s house, deprive Gloria of her own house, throw her valuable furnishings out into the alley, deny her the enjoyment of home and property, and steal her inheritance for the Biddy estate.   (unknown value – might be another 1/2 million dollars – taken from a safety deposit box in the name of both Mary and Gloria)   For good measure the hazard insurance settlement proceeds that the Circuit Court awarded solely to Gloria (about $700,000 plus or minus) have also been stolen.
The list of tragedies perpretrated upon Gloria and her family is a nightmare which should never occur in a free, open and just court system.  It was simply one felony after another, which the ARDC refused to prosecute, the Chicago and Naperville police refused to investigate, as well as all States Attorneys–Madigan, Alvarez (now gone), Diane Saltoun and others, despite the fact that a large amount of taxes and health care proceeds refunds are due both Illinois and the US Government for the placing of Mary in a nursing home against her will and drugging her at the end, claiming it was death from “dementia” and “natural causes” when the only natural cause was excessive narcotics when the money in the estate ran out.
Maureen Connors, Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmeidel, Debra Jo Soehlig, the nursing home operators and administrators, Carolyn and Fred Toerpe, the police and states attorneys were all part of this string of felonies, 18 USC sec 4 and 18 USC sec 371 conspiracy.
It’s time to investigate and end the horror show of probate court in Illinois.  Time to come clean. Time to do the right thing and treat elders and their families with dignity and respect.

From Ken Ditkowsky —

To: “j. d.” <jdit@aol.com>
Cc: Tim NASGA <timlahrman@aol.com>, …….
Subject: The Tom Brady case/lawyer Disciplinary cases — killing the rule of law
Date: Apr 26, 2016 9:53 PM
The Tom Brady case and the Lawyer disciplinary cases are amazingly similar.
The Post article is critical of the lawyers for not laying emphasis to the fact that Brady is innocent.      Unfortunately,  such an analysis begs the question or fails to understand the question (and the problem).     We in America have several core and basic principles that the Brady and the Disciplinary cases not only ignore, but proactively abrogate.    The presumption of innocence is not only the watch word of American jurisprudence, but,  a lynch pin of our Democracy.
What does the Presumption of Innocence mean?     It means that the plaintiff (or prosecution, or claimant) must prove his/her/its claim by the degree of evidence required by statute, convention, or tradition.      It means that when the NFL or its commissioner makes an allegation that Tom Brady had something to do with the deflation of footballs the NFL and its commissioner has to prove it.    It matters not whether the matter is tried in a Court, an Arbitration panel, a Disciplinary panel, or an Administrative Court.     It means that the trier of fact has to be proactive to make certain that the RULE OF LAW is followed and it also means that the litigants’ counsel (attorney) have a affirmative duty to make certain that the rules are followed.
Thus, in the Tim Larkin case the Judge is not a bystander.   The States Attorney is not an advocate – but a lawyer dedicated by his own to see that Tim obtains and obtained a fair and proper hearing and was in fact afforded due process and the presumption of innocence.    Whether Tim was notified of the hearing or not, when the judge and the attorneys read the crime laboratory report each should have demanded that the charges be dismissed and the ex=parte hearing should have ended with a NOT GUILTY.
In the lawyer disciplinary cases, Larkin as a lawyer  had a duty to reject Cynthia Farenga’s claim that JoAnne and I were not telling the truth as to the Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585.     First, Farenga’s letter referred to the posting of a demand for an HONEST INVESTIGATION in the Probate Sharks blog.   Larkin was fully aware of 47 USCA 230, Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution, and the First Amendment.    Second, Larkin and the SCOI were all aware that the Mary Sykes file kept by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County revealed that:
1.       The Sheriff of Cook County denied serving summons on Mary Sykes and the file confirmed that the summons required by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 was never attempted to be served on Mary and thus the Circuit Court could not obtain jurisdiction.
2.       That Circuit Court proceedings (and in particular an Petition for an order of protection) made it very clear that Mary was not incompetent.
3.       The prior notice to the family of Mary Sykes, which the SCOI ruled was jurisdictional had never been provided.
4.       That no hearing had been held to determine if Mary was incompetent, and therefore appointment of a guardian was not only without jurisdiction but wrong.
5.       That the corrupt jurist at page 91 of her evidence deposition admitted that she was fixed and that she was predisposed to appoint a guardian for Mary.   Her words were to the effect that the same result would be reached if she were forced to dismiss the case due to lack of jurisdiction.
The statute and tradition require that Larkin prove that the demand for an HONEST INVESTIGATION was untruthful by clear and convincing evidence.   This is statutory; however both Larkin and the SCOI ignored the requirement.
In the Brady case, the NFL had, no matter how you slice it,  to provide at the very least a scintilla of evidence that Brady had do something to cause the footballs to be under inflated.    As no evidence of Brady’s involvement was shown,  what the Court of Appeals did was to follow the unacceptable precedent that the RULE OF LAW and the presumption of innocence are vitiated when it is either expedient or a clout heavy individual with a pecuniary interest is not getting his/her way .
What Brady highlights is the disrespect for not only the RULE OF LAW but the code of fair play that has been our tradition for centuries.
NB.  Brady might have been totally guilty or totally innocent.    It does not matter – the NFL and the Federal Appeals court disgraced themselves by refusing to require the entity making the accusation to prove it.     The lynch pin of American society has been severely compromised.

From the WSJ–another strong 1st Amendment Decision

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/supreme-court-reinforces-free-speech-protections-for-public-employees-1461713958-lMyQjAxMTE2MTI5NzcyMTcyWj

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court reinforced free-speech protections for public employees Tuesday, ruling that a Paterson, N.J., police officer can sue after being demoted when city officials learned he carried a campaign sign for the mayor’s political opponent.

The twist in the case was that the officer, Jeffrey Heffernan, said he hadn’t actually supported Larry Spagnola, a former police chief who was running against Paterson Mayor Joey Torres. Instead, he had picked up the sign on behalf of his bedridden mother, who asked him to get a replacement after a Spagnola lawn sign vanished ahead of the 2006 municipal election.

The Supreme Court previously has held that public employees can generally sue when a government agency punishes them for political activity undertaken on their own time. But a federal appeals court in Philadelphia dismissed Mr. Heffernan’s case, reasoning that since he delivered the sign as a favor to his mother rather than to express an opinion, no constitutional rights were violated by his demotion.

The Supreme Court by a 6-2 vote saw the case differently.

“The government’s reason for demoting Heffernan is what counts here,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the court. “When an employer demotes an employee out of a desire to prevent the employee from engaging in political activity that the First Amendment protects, the employee is entitled to challenge that unlawful action… even if, as here, the employer makes a factual mistake about the employee’s behavior.”

Justice Breyer cited a 1994 ruling that said a nurse could sue a public hospital in Macomb, Ill. The hospital fired her for badmouthing the obstetrics department. The nurse maintained that rather than merely griping, she was raising policy questions about hospital practices, a matter of public concern protected by the First Amendment. In that case, “the employer reasonably but mistakenly thought that the employee hadn’t engaged in protected speech. Here, the employer mistakenly thought the employee had engaged in protected speech,” Justice Breyer wrote.

The opinion continued a pattern evident since the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the eight-member court wary of deadlock on ideological lines. Since then, its output has been characterized by a conservative-liberal majority issuing relatively short opinions avoiding sweeping conclusions. Tuesday’s decision, numbering eight pages, was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have tended to dissent, as they did Tuesday.

“Demoting a dutiful son who aids his elderly bedridden mother may be callous, but it is not unconstitutional,” Justice Thomas wrote, joined by Justice Alito.

Mr. Heffernan’s attorney, Mark Frost, said the case created new protections for “perceived association.”

“It instructs supervisors that if you are going to act with ill motives to suppress somebody’s rights, you’re still going to be held responsible,” he said.

Mr. Torres, a Democrat who has been Paterson’s mayor since 2002 except for the 2010-2014 term, didn’t return a call seeking comment. An attorney for the city said he had been directed not to comment on the decision.

Write to Jess Bravin at jess.bravin@wsj.com

From Neil Shelton: Restraining Order Abuse, false psych hold and false arrests

The “Nightmare” Neil Shelton Has Lived for Three Years and Is Still Living: A Father’s Story of Restraining Order Abuse

Neil Shelton, like Chris Mackney has been thru the ringer in his corrupt divorce case.  He has experienced Gag Orders for his postings on social media, false arrests and a false psycho hold.  Probate is not the only court where this occurs, as most of you know, there are a lot of things in common.

While Neil is from North Carolina, his complaints to the state bar went unanswered, ignored or summarily dismissed, just as we find is happening in Illinois under the tutelage of Jerome Larkin, its head Aministrator.

The following account is reported by North Carolinian Neil Shelton, a father denied access to his son and daughter for “three years now and counting.”

In his account, Mr. Shelton alleges that his sister, in collusion with his ex-wife, lied to have him involuntarily committed, and that one or more partners in the law firm of his ex-wife’s attorney fabricated evidence to have him incarcerated. He alleges, in short, some very dirty divorce tactics.

Mr. Shelton’s allegations are abhorrent yet all too believable. Significantly, none of the criminal allegations introduced against him have held up in court.

Neil Shelton has written:

I’ve been wrongfully incarcerated for almost a year and falsely arrested numerous times for nothing I’ve done. To get a better idea, look at my page on Facebook, Growing UP Mayberry, and that will give you most of the full story. For this website, I want to share the restraining order abuse, as well as the ex parte abuse, and several things resulting from the restraining order and false allegations.

On May 29, 2012, which was shortly after I was kicked out of my house by my now ex-wife, I was arrested three times in one day.

This was the start of a campaign by my ex-wife’s divorce attorney, who is also my state representative, Sarah Stevens of Surry County and Mayberry (Mt. Airy), North Carolina. Yes, Mayberry, home of Andy Griffith and the inspiration for The Andy Griffith Show. My only reason for pointing that out is that no matter where you live, you are not immune to this unnecessary attack and, ultimately, bullying.

My ex-wife had my sister, Joan Shelton Phillips, a family nurse practitioner and my primary care physician, lie on two Involuntary Commitment forms saying I was bipolar, refused medication, and was riding around in a limousine threatening myself and others. At the top of the commitment papers, it says clearly: “wife wants husband committed.” The interviewing physicians were able to get my medical records, which showed I had never been seen or medicated for bipolar disorder. After some questioning, I was released from the first commitment attempt.

The Surry County Sheriff’s Dept. had arrested me at 10 a.m. the first time. I was released at 2:30 p.m. and rearrested by the MAPD at 3 p.m. for the second commitment attempt. When I arrived back at the hospital, the head physician asked, “What the hell are you doing back? I just released you!” Again, after a shorter session with the doctors, my ex-wife was made aware they were going to release me. On the commitment forms, the doctor even wrote that the one needing commitment was my soon-to-be ex-wife, not me.

When my now ex-wife was made aware of my impending release, she took her sister-in-law, who was the director of Surry’s Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), and they went to the Surry County Sheriff’s Dept. and had me charged with criminal trespassing.

I went straight from the hospital into police custody. Even though I was charged with criminal trespassing, my now ex-wife would later admit that I’d never been physically violent toward her. Using the criminal trespassing charge, of which I would later be found not guilty, my soon-to-be ex-wife was able to get a restraining order against me. Because I was never physically violent toward her, her divorce lawyer got creative. I had called my ex-wife a bitch and said, “You are not going to keep me from my kids.” This was used as the reason for the restraining order. Three years later, I’m still subject to the same restraining order.

The first day I met the divorce lawyer, Sarah Stevens, she asked to talk with me out in the hallway before the trial, saying maybe we could reach an agreement before being heard. I turned on my audio recorder and placed it in my shirt pocket, and proceeded to go speak with her. Once in the hallway, she said: “Now two things can happen today. One, you can be found guilty, which I promise you will be, and leave here with a restraining order against you from not only your ex-wife but your kids. Two, you can take a $5,000 settlement with no child support and agree to supervised visitation with your children, and the restraining order will disappear.”

I told her my children were not mentioned on the restraining order, and all I did was call my wife a bitch and tell her she wasn’t going to keep my kids from me, and that’s not domestic violence. She said yes your kids are mentioned in it, at which point I said then if you believe that, you need to go back to law school, because I haven’t been and know better than that.

“I’m dangerous broke, as y’all have shut down all my businesses, but I’m not dangerous with $5,000 and no restraining order against me?” With that, I told her I was finished. She said, “Yes, you are,” and we proceeded into the courtroom. I called her a few choice words, and her reply was, “Boy, am I gonna have fun playing with you.”

This is the nightmare I’ve lived for three years and am still living. I was arrested every time I turned down a settlement offer for an alleged restraining order violation. I began trashing Sarah Stevens on Facebook by posting what she was doing to me in court. I got warned to shut up and stop, but I didn’t and, again, everything I was doing was legal.

A total of five restraining order violations were alleged, leading up to a sixth, before they got tired of my winning in court without representation and got tired, also, of my political Facebook posts, and did something borderline genius, instead…only they executed it wrong.

They sat down with Zach Brintle, Stevens’s law partner, and penned a letter posing as me. In it, “I” threatened to kill all the lawyers, including him and his law partner/aunt, Sarah Stevens. It also threatened that all the district attorneys, the police, my entire family, and others would be killed, and ended, “Boston is nothing compared to what I’m planning.” This letter was purportedly mailed to my now ex-wife, and I was arrested for making terroristic threats.

During my almost year long incarceration, I was found not guilty on all counts of violating the restraining order, but I lost everything in my divorce. That’s because I was only allowed to work on my criminal trial while in jail, and my incarceration just happened to end two days after the deadline to appeal my divorce decree passed, and the decree gave my now ex-wife everything. The incarceration continued, because the district attorney claimed the FBI was doing an analysis of the letter. But after I was released, the FBI told me it had never received this letter for analysis. When I took the letter to my own handwriting expert, he concluded it was 98% likely that Brintle, not I, wrote it.

Upon my release, I showed the judge the two failed commitment attempts, the six not-guilty verdicts for allegedly violating the restraining order, the dismissal of the letter charges, the phone number of the FBI agent who told me the FBI had never been involved and had never investigated the letter—which supposed investigation the other side had used to hold me in jail—and the handwriting analysis proving the lawyer, Zach Brintle, wrote the letter. But the judge still extended the restraining order for yet another year.

I met Michael Volpe, the author of the upcoming book Bullied to Death: The Chris Mackney Story, who told me that these tactics are quite common in family court. I also met Raquel Okyay, who knows a lot and has helped raise my awareness that there are others going through this, too. She has also helped me tremendously in getting my story out.

My story is bizarre and extreme, but there are a many with stories like mine out there. I have not been allowed to see or speak with my children for three years now and counting. I’m sure I’ve left some things out, but there’s not enough room to tell my tale in this forum.

Since you’re reading this, chances are you’ve either experienced the same or are experiencing it, as most people don’t care until it happens to them. Honestly, I didn’t either, but that has changed. When reading this and all articles like it, remember you are not alone.

GOD BLESS.

Neil Shelton

I am publishing this so that probate court victims know they are not alone in experiencing false claims, false arrest, Abuse of Power in gag orders, false imprisonment, and many such tactics of psychopath lawyers and their clients.

The judicial system is in a crisis.  People are comparing notes, they are banding together.  The ARDC can no longer afford to lie about valid citizen complaints and lose or rubber stamp dismissals. The Sykes, Gore and Wyman cases in Illinois were so reprehensible, all the lawyers and judges involved should be delicensed and sent packing.

The Neil Shelton experience is equally horrific.

Larkin does nothing and says nothing.  His behavior is utterly reprehensible in not protecting the innocent citizens of Illinois

JoAnne

Janet Phelan to discuss the wrongful incarceration of activists

To: kenneth ditkowsky <kenditkowsky@yahoo.com>, Candy Schwager <candiceschwager@icloud.com>
Cc: “grunds@pshift.com” <grunds@pshift.com>, Katherine Hine <katherinehine@yahoo.com>, “janet_c_phelan@yahoo.com” <janet_c_phe
Date: Apr 25, 2016 11:33 AM
I have been invited onto KBOO, the Pacifica affiliate in Portland, Oregon, to talk about Tim et al today, with a special focus on the psychiatric incarceration of activists .

http://journal-neo.org/2016/04/24/the-management-of-dissent-how-to-destroy-an-activist/

Katherine and I are then going to do a segment on her broadcast tomorrow. Let’s keep the pressure on!!

Janet Phelan

Also, please check out the new website:  www.freetimlahrman.com which tells the story of how Tim was picked up on a 17 year old warrant.  Apparently he was pulled over one night driving his bosses’ car due to a loose license plate holder.  Then the cops searched the car over his objection and found a bit of an MJ butt, so they arrested him.  Tim filed numerous objections with the court and heard nothing further.   He brought up the fact the license plate holder did not appear to be loose at all, the car wasn’t his and it was searched over his objection.

He heard nothing further from the court after a period of time, and just assumed they dropped the matter (bad assumption, always call or write the clerk).

Apparently they held a trial without notifying him and convicted him of a broken license plate holder (crime of the century, right) and he got one year for that, and then he got another year (to be served consecutively, not concurrently) for the MJ butt, which was allegedly tested, but not for THC, so we don’t even know what the test was or why they did not test for THC, which is the active ingredient.

Warrants in Indiana, as previously posted, expire after 6 months, so that should have been the end of it.  Most likely, the first incident cropped up when Tim was helping someone in a corrupt guardianship, and most likely he was incarcerated for the ADA brief filed at the 7th Circuit.

Illinois courts do not like the ADA (other than maybe for a parking spot or two,a handrail here and there and anything else that is mostly lip service to the true meaning of the ADA), so that is the reason why Tim is sitting in prison on a 17 year old warrant that spontaneously resurrected itself like the Phoenix from ashes.

In any case, holding a trial without notifying the defendant is hugely unconstitutional. It was obviously done on purpose and to a man who has been under a disability–even according to the law–for decades.

It’s nothing but shameful, unconstitutional against an innocent disabled man, and if it weren’t for the loss of my law license, I’d be driving down there right now to represent him.

But Jerome Larkin, head of the Ill. Atty Regn and Discipline Comm. and his assistant James Grogin don’t want that.  They want activists for the little guy like myself and Ken to be crushed and put out of business and out of his hair. But Chicago has a long history of formidable activists.

One interesting thing to note is that no where in law school or in CLE or Continuing Legal Education are there any courses on Corruption, such as this blog teaches, day after day, month after month.   All the tips and tricks of crooked lawyers and crooked judges.  I want to start teaching these classes so that lawyers are warned there is something seriously wrong going on when this funny business occurs.

The ARDC’s position is that we don’t have to worry, they will take care of all this for us.

But they don’t.  The let corruption run amok in and out of the courtrooms, deals flying all over the place where the money is great and there is little or no oversight if some goes missing (Tylers, Sykes, Gore, Drabik, etc.)  Seth Gillman was indicted in Jan. 2014 for Medicare/Medicaid fraud of $100 million + over 5 years, pled guilty in Mar. 2016, and STILL shows as a licensed attorney with NO discipline on the ARDC website.  That’s consumer protection?  Looks more like consumer fraud and more cover up.*

The attorneys run freely to the judge’s areas and then lamely say “they were going to an arbiration” which is inane because we all know, if you go “back there” you get an escort or risk losing your license and can end up in the basement lockup if by chance an honest judge catches you there without an escort.

I am told that a court order was put in place during Greylord, and I have asked numerous attorneys that were involved in in Greylord for it (Dan Webb, Valukas, etc.) but none ever responded, so I still have to look for that myself.

The ARDC does not take care of any corruption and clearly covers it up. They’re absolutely no  better than the Mayor’s offices and the City Legal Dept. covering up video evidence for over a year in numerous cases showing the CPD gunning down innocent, unarmed citizens, some of them women and children and activists, in cold blood in a hail of bullets.  Bettie Jones did not need to be killed, she did nothing other than go to her apartment door and answer a knock on the door, but the police shot her in the neck through a closed door.  Who does that?  What could possibly be the reason for that?  She was an unarmed 57 year old black woman.

When I was growing up, the police were your friends and neighbors.  People would invite them into their homes and expect them to have common sense and be reasonable and kind and solicitous as a measure of good will and community service.  Police officers knew how to be polite and kind.  Today, video after video on http://www.copblock.com show rude, arrogant, disrespectful, nasty officers gunning down citizens in cold blood which are children, unarmed and they laugh and joke while someone is dying in the street, providing no aide or assistance to them.  Does no one see the psychopathy I see?

Who does this?   Why isn’t the city testing for psychopathy in the ranks of police, lawyers, and administration including the Mayor, his staff, the city law dept, the ARDC  and kicks out or delicenses the lot of them.  Someone besides me must note that the psychopathy exhibited by these deaths, by the corruption at the ARDC, the need to suppress the blogging and writing to the authorities of honest, ethical attorneys (myself, Ken Ditkowsky and Lanre Amu) is something absolutely intolerable.

Today, Janet will once again be talking about the various ways in which your federal, state and local corruption put down dissent in the US and conveniently call it something else, when it’s clearly not.  For example, the incarceration and apparent legal neglect of an activist named “Timothy J Lahrman” because he has a brief up before the 7th circuit demanding ADA compliance for those in Guardianship and that the courtroom judges and lawyers comply.

Please visit http://www.freetimlahrman.org and leave your comments there.

JoAnne

*ARDC Lawyer Search Results from the ARDC database last updated as of April 25, 2016 at 9:00:00 AM: 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 Chicago IL Yes

This guy bilks the government for $100 million dollars in false and fake Medicare/Medicaid, State of Illinois Health Fund claims, the employees complain openly in the Chicago Trib that he stole their employer taxes, FICA, FUTA, etc. and here we are, more than 2 years after the indictment (the ARDC said he had to be prove guilty first, but in mine and Ken’s case, the ARDC trial was a joke and  a kangaroo circus, and they proved no false statements from either of us, but the Tribunals rubber stamped pleadings from the ARDC.  They have never explained how their judges or tribunals are selected randomly and how they sequester the judicial part of the ARDC from the administrative, prosecuting offices.  I have seen my Chair Tribunal talking to ARDC staff, Ken has a letter blatantly admitting ex parte conversations the the issuance of orders without notice or response from him.  The ARDC has turned itself into a corrupt joke of a state agency.  Jerome Larkin and other attoreys have screwball property records indicative of hanky panky.  He does not respond to reporter requests for information (copies of his bank account records including deposit records).  This blog has also made that demand.

It’s time to end this nonsense in Chicago. Corruption costs us all dearly.

Omnicare, Seth Gillman, Miscreants–Beware!

Subject: Miscreants beware!
Date: Apr 23, 2016 10:37 AM
Omnicare, Seth Gillman, and now:
CHICAGO NEWS 04/12/2016, 06:46am

Chicago couple accused of $45M Medicare fraud, forced labor

Sun-Times file photo

Sun-Times file photo
A Chicago couple accused of participating in a Medicare fraud scheme that swindled the government out of $45 million has also been charged with planning to force a Filipino woman to work as their nanny and housekeeper against her will.
Richard Tinimbang, 38, and his wife, 40-year-old Maribel Tinimbang, both face one count of conspiracy to defraud Medicare, one count of money laundering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to obtain forced labor, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Richard Tinimbang was also charged with one count of conspiracy to pay or receive health care kickbacks, two counts of paying kickbacks to induce referrals of Medicare beneficiaries and one count of presenting false statements in an immigration document.
From 2008 to 2014, the couple participated in the $45 million fraud scheme involving three Lincolnwood-based home health care companies — Donnarich Home Health Care, Inc.; Josdan Home Health Care Inc.; and Pathways Home Health Services LLC — owned by Richard Tinimbang’s mother, Josephine Tinimbang, prosecutors said.
The three companies paid bribes and kickbacks in exchange for referring elderly and disabled patients for treatment that was funded by Medicare; ignored doctors who refused to certify beneficiaries as being in need of in-home treatment; and falsified medical records to make patients appear sicker than they actually were, prosecutors said.
Richard and Maribel Tinimbang’s company, Patients First Physical Therapy Inc., billed itself as providing in-home therapy services to patients of the three companies, prosecutors said.
The couple — who attempted to conceal the money they pocketed by claiming business expenses — and Josephine Tinimbang used proceeds from the scheme to purchase vehicles, jewelry, shares of stock and real estate, including a 5,000-square-foot home in Lincolnwood, prosecutors said.
The charges against Richard and Maribel Tinimbang are contained in an indictment returned April 6 in U.S. District Court in Chicago, as part of a larger health care fraud investigation which has led to charges against 13 other people, prosecutors said. Those people worked at the three health care companies owned by Josephine Tinimbang and are accused of conspiring to commit health care fraud and laundering money to conceal the scheme.
Three people have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing, while the other 10, including Josephine Tinimbang, are awaiting trial, prosecutors said.
Last week’s indictment also accuses Richard Tinimbang of submitting fraudulent forms to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security so that a Filipino woman could legally work in the country. He claimed in a form that the woman would be hired as a business analyst at Josdan and she would therefore be qualified for an H-1B visa, but when she arrived in the U.S., she went to work full-time as a nanny and housekeeper for the couple and others.
Richard and Maribel Tinimbang also tried to get the woman to sign a seven-year “servitude contract,” indicating she would be paid $66 per day, regardless of the number of hours worked, prosecutors said. The contract also stated that if the woman quit before the seven years were over, she would be required to pay $25,000 in damages.
They also threatened to send her back to the Philippines without being paid if she didn’t surrender her passport and sign the contract, prosecutors said.
An arraignment date has not yet been set.
 
The members of the Jerome Larkin conspiracy 18 USCA 371,  the Tim Lahrman harassment and violation of civil rights, the elder cleansing conspiracy should all take not – Attorney General Lynch is enforcing the RULE OF LAW and the safe haven protected by corrupt judges, corrupt public officials, dishonest lawyers etc appears to be breached!
 
Pursuant to 18 USCA 4 let me respectfully suggest that it is in everyone’s best interests if you are a part of the 18 USCA 371 conspiracy, are engaged in elder cleansing, violating Tim Lahrman’s rights or are a dishonest or corrupt person engaged directly or indirectly in health care fraud YOU make your peace now with Attorney General Lynch and local law enforcement.   
 
The object of the hard work of the many contributors to the defense of the elderly and the disabled (including the victims of elder cleansing) is not revenge, retribution, or punishment.   All we want is for lawyers, judges and public officials to obey the law and foster it.   We want to grow old gracefully and without fear.    Your making peace now with law enforcement by stopping your miscreant activities and making things right is not only a movement in your best interest but ours as well.
 
Ken Ditkowsky
 

Getting Prosecutors to do their jobs re: Elder Abuse

http://nij.ncjrs.gov/multimedia/transcripts/trans-audio-nijconf2010-elder-prosecuting.htm

Here is some of the sample discussion:

 

Shelly Jackson: OK. Good morning. I am going to be talking about some barriers and facilitators in prosecuting elder abuse in a pilot study that we’ve done. I want to acknowledge my colleague, Tom Hafemeister, who’s the co PI on this project. He’s also my husband, and he and my kids were upstairs still sleeping when I left.

[Laughter.]

Jackson: And then, of course, we’d like to thank NIJ for funding the project.

Now, before I get into the prosecution part of this, I wanted to tell you about how we became interested in prosecution. We were funded a few years ago to study financial exploitation of the elderly, and what we did was we looked at financial exploitation by comparing it to other types of abuse, like physical abuse, neglect and what we call “hybrid” cases. And that’s where there’s financial exploitation and something else going on. And you can see by the title here that we were interested in the dynamics, the risk factors, and when we conceptualized this study, we were thinking about Adult Protective Services as society’s response. Well, we were gathering our data, we were running our analyses, and we found out that 18 percent of the cases in our study were prosecuted and received a conviction for elder abuse. They might have been prosecuted on something else, but for elder abuse, it was 18 percent of the cases. But the physical abuse cases were more likely than expected to be prosecuted compared to those other four types of abuse that was going on.

We also learned at that time that our caseworkers were finding it very difficult to get prosecutors to help them out in those cases. So almost three-fourths of our caseworkers said, “You know, if I go to law enforcement, they’re less likely to help me in a financial exploitation case than a physical abuse or a neglect kind of case.” But then just in general, they were extremely frustrated with how prosecutors were responding to their cases. And so we engaged them in a conversation about why that might be, and you would hear things like, “Well, the elder actually told her son that she could — her son that he could write checks out of her checkbook,” or you’ve got power of attorney issues.

Elders make poor witnesses. If it is not $100,000 or more, prosecutors aren’t going to take the case. And these are things that you would hear in the literature as well when you do a review of the literature; they’re really reflected there as well. And that got us to thinking about what’s going on here, and it seemed to us that the caseworkers have this perception and belief; they really believe that prosecutors aren’t going to take their cases. So that leads them to think, “Well, why bother? I’m not going to send it over to the prosecutor anyway,” and this was particularly true in financial exploitation because what was happening with those kinds of cases is if there’s physical abuse and financial exploitation, they might pursue physical abuse thinking, “Oh, prosecutors might take that, but I’m going to drop the financial part because nobody’s going to do anything about that anyway.”

And then this is really anecdotal, but then we would go to conferences, and I would hear prosecutors say, “You know, elder abuse isn’t a problem in my jurisdiction. Nobody ever sends me those kinds of cases,” and then we’re thinking wait a minute, what’s going on here, there is some kind of miscommunication between these players. And that led us to go back and think we were initially thinking about society’s response in terms of Adult Protective Services, but we said, “Wow! What prosecutors are doing is directly influencing what our caseworkers are doing, what they’re willing to pursue,” and so we went back to NIJ and asked whether we could expand our study a little bit to try and start figuring out what prosecutors are thinking when elder abuse cases come their way.

And so we’ve done a pilot study looking at some barriers and facilitators, and that’s what I’ll present the rest of the presentation on.

OK. So this is a pilot study, and we had interviews with prosecutors in four states, Virginia, California, Illinois and Pennsylvania, and I’ll tell you why those states were chosen. But we had 17 prosecutors, and as I said, this is a pilot study. They had 13 years of experience on average, so, in general, they had some experience in prosecuting. Almost half of them had a hundred or more cases, which I can’t even imagine what that’s like, but maybe you can speak to that.

And almost three-fourths of them were not what you call a dedicated — I’m not sure exactly what the term is, but elder abuse is not the only thing they do. So, in almost three-fourths of the cases, they had 25 percent or less of their caseload was elder abuse.

OK. And then we created an interview instrument based on a review of the literature, some of the things we talked about before, but many, many other things, demographics and experience and then these facilitators and barriers to prosecution.

Now, we had five UVA law graduates. These were, I will confess, students of my husband’s whose jobs were either deferred — this was during the economic downturn. People weren’t walking out into great jobs. Their jobs were either deferred or they didn’t have job, but they were going back to their states, to California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and that’s why we had those states. I mean, it was a convenient sample for sure.

So, once they would initially get the prosecutor in the office to agree to an interview, then we just used a snowball technique, “Is there somebody else that you know that we can interview about this?” And, on average, the interviews were 40 minutes. We tried to get them shorter, but we couldn’t. There was a lot to talk about.

OK. So these are some of our results, and the first thing we wanted to know is whether it mattered to prosecutors if the case came from Adult Protective Services, whether the referral came from law enforcement or didn’t matter, and in two-thirds of the cases, it didn’t matter, but where there was a preference, it was for law enforcement, and that, of course has to do with evidence. They’re generally seen as better at collecting evidence, and this is kind of the theme that we’re going to hear throughout this, it depends on the evidence, and I think Page is going to speak to that as well.

OK. And then we asked them is elder abuse more difficult, the same, or easier to prosecute than other kinds of crimes? And I think it’s 56 percent said that it is more difficult. And when we were talking to our caseworkers, over half of them thought that these were difficult cases to prosecute.

And then we got into why that might be. So we’re going to look at a number of factors that might influence why these are harder, and one of the things we were interested in is whether the organizational climate of the office, the agency that the prosecutor worked in, whether they take these cases seriously, and 94 percent of them do take them seriously. A third, a quarter of them thought that the prosecutors in their office were even more willing to take an elder abuse case than other kinds of crime, and that they were more likely to receive a conviction in about a third of those cases. And that had to do with things like sympathy for the elder.

And then almost half of them perceived, anyway, that they were rewarded for taking elder abuse cases. And Pennsylvania was significantly more likely to feel that way, and Virginia was significantly less likely to feel rewarded for taking elder abuse cases.

OK. And then we were interested in prosecutor training, and 41 percent of our prosecutors received less training in elder abuse compared to other kinds of trainings that they might receive, so training might be an issue.

And then we have another, a range of issues that we asked them about, and we just put them all on one slide here. So you often hear elders make bad witnesses, and you can see 93 percent of our prosecutors felt like elders make poor witnesses; the elder is unavailable to be a witness. There is weak evidence in these cases. Perpetrators acted within their rights, and that is often what you’ll hear with power of attorney, right? There’s nothing. She signed it. He can do what he wants to with it, “he said/she said” kinds of cases.

So, over half of the prosecutors thought that these were real issues that they have to deal with. Less so, though, were uncooperative third parties, it’s not perceived as a crime, the prosecutor is unqualified, or there’s insufficient resources in the office. And we saw before that the offices that we talked to, anyway, generally take these cases seriously.

And then we asked about a range of victim characteristics as well, whether these would increase the willingness to prosecute a case. So, willing to testify, significant harm was done to the elder. The elder has the ability to testify. They press charges or the elder made the complaint or the elder is not deceased, and what do most of those have to do with, except for the harm, they really have to do with victim cooperation. And I think that’s what prosecutors are seeing when they think about are they willing to press charges, are they willing to testify, that that signals to prosecutors whether the elder is going to be a cooperative witness. Now, less influential is whether the perpetrator is a stranger or a close relative.

And then some personal characteristics of the victim had to do with things like mental health, whether the victim is living — we just saw that — whether they’re articulate, good cognitive status, their physical health. These were a little less endorsed than the previous group of characteristics, but still there is a third to a half that consider these important factors as well.

What we did find, though, is social network, education, age and gender were not endorsed by prosecutors, but you can kind of see that those would be things like sexism, ageism, classism, and so you would probably not expect those to be endorsed, I think, but probably related to some of those other characteristics, I would guess.

OK. We also asked them an open-ended question, whether there were any perpetrator characteristics that might be influential in deciding whether to take these cases, and generally, they said no. And here, again, it depends on the evidence.

One person said family members are less likely to be prosecuted, and another said nonfamily members are more likely to be prosecuted. And, in our study, we definitely found that relatives were less likely to be prosecuted, which is not surprising.

OK. We were also interested in law enforcement because very often the case comes to prosecutors through law enforcement, and all of our prosecutors thought that law enforcement take elder abuse cases seriously.

And, in Virginia, we heard some variations on that, and so that’s why we decided to ask that question. But the prosecutors in our study thought they take elder abuse cases seriously and that they receive good evidence from prosecutors. And almost three-fourths of them, of the prosecutors, said that APS is involved in their cases, and when they are involved, 85 percent said that they receive really helpful assistance from Adult Protective Services, that they like Adult Protective Services being involved in their cases. And part of that has to do with kind of, you know, figuratively speaking, but holding the elder’s hand through the criminal justice process, that they have much greater skill in doing that than some others.

OK. So we also asked them, though, are there any ways that law enforcement and APS might improve what they’re doing, and, of course, they had some suggestions, such as collaboration, and this is one of my big themes. I’ve been in the world of child advocacy centers for over a decade, and I’m very fond of the multidisciplinary approach. And I’m going to come back to that at the end. I think it’s one of the keys.

I thought it was really interesting, though, that they thought that law enforcement and APS should be more proactive, given that because the APS at least perceives they don’t take those cases, they don’t bring them to the prosecutors, document everything. And then also they thought law enforcement needed some training in interviewing individuals with cognitive deficits, and we heard from our caseworkers that law enforcement is very impatient when they interview elders. They like everything in a nice, neat package, and it takes elders a little longer to kind of get the story out, and they get frustrated and leave.

And then the limits of power of attorney authority, and I think this really has to do with Virginia. Virginia just passed a uniform power of attorney. Lori wrote that great, great, great article — or monograph? Anyway, on power of attorney, and so Virginia just passed that. It goes into effect July 1. So that will be less of an issue for us, but it’s going to take a lot of training because we heard from our caseworkers that power of attorney cases, law enforcement doesn’t do anything with those. So it’s going to take some education to get them thinking in that direction.

We were also interested in whether we needed statutory reform or whether those statutes were working fine, and 81 percent thought that their statutes were helpful to them. Virginia, however, was significantly less likely to find their statutes helpful, and I think that has to do with their financial exploitation, lack of statute.

OK. We also wondered if there were some legal constraints that prosecutors were working within, and, of course, there are. There’s the confrontation clause, and with our elders who become incapacitated for various reasons from cognitive deficits to death, confrontation clause becomes a big issue and also a lack of hearsay exception, so if we can’t get the elder up on the stand, are there any ways that we can get information from other people into the courtroom. So those are two pretty huge barriers.

Power of attorney laws, I just mentioned, and narrow neglect statutes, and we’re going to look at neglect in a minute specifically, and those seem to be really tough cases.

OK. And we have identified a few court reforms, and we were interested in whether prosecutors thought these were helpful, expedited trials, enhanced penalties for the perpetrators, of course, priority on the docket and accommodation for elders. And those were generally, over 60 percent, over two-thirds thought that those were really useful reforms. But you can see the expedited trials, priority on the docket, that’s getting the elder in there as fast as we can, so that we can make sure we get them up, get the case in the courtroom.

And then, in terms of investigation and prosecution reforms, we’ve got some things going on there. Multidisciplinary teams were endorsed by, I think it was, 88 percent of the prosecutors. As I said, I’m a big fan of the specially trained prosecutors, equally powerful, specialists in the office, in the prosecutor’s office, to aid investigation, the availability of social service agencies, these forensic centers — have you all heard of elder forensic centers? — which is another kind of multidisciplinary approach, and vertical prosecution.

But what you can see, I think what a lot of those reforms have to do with, is getting elder cooperation, victim cooperation, right? If you’ve got vertical prosecution, you’ve got the same person kind of bonding with the elder and helping them through the system. So I think that’s what is at the base of a lot of these reforms, is trying to get our elders.

What I thought was interesting is no-drop policies and mandatory arrests were not nearly as endorsed, but I will tell you, in our study, with the physical abuse cases that were prosecuted, it’s not that our elders wanted those cases prosecuted. They didn’t, none of them — seventy-five percent of our elders didn’t want prosecutors involved at all — and particularly the physical abuse, but what happened is they’re in this brawl with their perpetrator, and they call law enforcement and they come out, and the elder says, “No, I’m sorry. I don’t really want to do this,” but law enforcement says, “You either press charges or we will, but we’re not dropping it.” And those are the cases that ended up the most likely to be prosecuted. It’s because there was law enforcement involvement. I know we can argue the merits of whether that’s a good thing or bad thing, but that’s the explanation for why these cases were prosecuted.

OK. And then we asked them open-ended questions about prosecutor — about other kinds of reforms, and I think this is reflective of what we’ve just been talking about, that we need some hearsay exceptions in those cases where elders become incapacitated or die. And this one, I’m hoping Page or Lori can speak to a little bit more, but the appointment of a defense attorney and then cross-examine the elder before the defendant’s been identified and before the elder dies, but you still can’t cross-examine that.

Page Ulrey: Well, individual defendant is entitled to a right to confront the witnesses against him. It’s not just a generic right.

Jackson: Yeah. Yeah. So it didn’t seem like that would work, but, OK, good.

And then several people identified public education — that we need to get our elders educated about elder abuse and make them proactive in their own safety.

And then some statutory reforms, power of attorney laws, that was probably Virginia attorneys or prosecutors; widen the category of neglect and financial exploitation and harsher penalties.

OK. Now, if we do look at whether prosecutors think these types of elder abuse are harder or easier or the same to prosecute, 73 percent said neglect are harder to prosecute than other kinds of crimes, 56 percent thought financial exploitation were harder to prosecute than other kinds of crimes, and 43 percent thought physical abuse were harder, but you can see for physical abuse, actually, about half of them also thought that they were easier to prosecute.

So the neglect which we just heard somebody saying that those are really difficult cases to prosecute is reflected here as well. But, as I mentioned in the beginning, we were very interested in financial exploitation, and so what we did is we tried to dig a little deeper into financial exploitation.

Oh, I forgot. This slide just shows that Virginia was more likely than the other states to find financial exploitation very difficult to prosecute, and, again, that’s because they don’t have any kind of statute that allows them to pursue those kinds of cases.

OK. Now, we also heard from our caseworkers that prosecutors are unlikely to take their cases unless it involves a lot of money, but the prosecutors in our study said there’s really no minimum amount required. It depends on the evidence, of course. But 20 percent of the prosecutors felt weaker to pursue a financial exploitation case, and this is what I was thinking earlier. Our caseworkers also thought that financial exploitation cases were harder for them to investigate as well. There’s some different kinds of issues involved with financial exploitation.

And I also mentioned what we call “hybrid cases” or co-occurring financial exploitation and something else. Our caseworkers thought that about 50 percent of the cases that they get involved co-occurring financial exploitation and some other kind of abuse, but it looks like for the prosecutors that happens in less than 25 percent of the cases that at least make it to their office.

More information on Qui Tam Actions

http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?Itemid=64

False Claims Act/Qui Tam FAQ
Warning regarding litigation under the False Claims Act:

The False Claims Act has one of the strongest whistleblower protection provisions in the United States. However, it has many complicated components and requirements, which can harm any person that pursues such a claim without counsel. Due to the potential for a significant financial recovery, it is usually possible to retain an attorney for such an action. If, after reviewing this section, you believe that you may have an action arising under the False Claims Act and need an attorney, please complete our Attorney Referral Service / Report Fraud Now form.

What is the False Claims Act (Qui tam)?
What Actions Are Considered Violations under the False Claims Act?
Who Can File a Qui Tam Action?
Where Should a Qui Tam Action Be Filed?
What Are the Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act?
What Are the Statutes Of Limitations for Filing a Qui Tam Lawsuit?
What Are the Whistleblower Protection Provisions in the False Claims Act?
What about State False Claims Acts?
What about Tax Fraud?
Why are awards offered under the False Claims Act?
How can I Get Help?

What is the False Claims Act (Qui tam)?

The False Claims Act is 31 U.S.C. Sections 3729 through 3733. Qui tam, under the False Claims Act, allows persons and entities with evidence of fraud against federal programs or contracts to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the United States Government. In Qui tam actions, the government has the right to intervene and join the action. If the government declines, the private plaintiff may proceed on his or her own. Some states have passed similar laws concerning fraud in state government contracts. (Top)

What Actions Are Considered Violations under the False Claims Act?

  • Knowingly presenting (or causing to be presented) to the federal government a false or fraudulent claim for payment;
  • Knowingly using (or causing to be used) a false record or statement to get a claim paid by the federal government;
  • Conspiring with others to get a false or fraudulent claim paid by the federal government;
  • Knowingly using (or causing to be used) a false record or statement to conceal, avoid, or decrease an obligation to pay money or transmit property to the federal government. (Top)

Who Can File a Qui Tam Action?

Any persons or entities with evidence of fraud against federal programs or contracts may file a qui tam lawsuit. However, if the government or a private party has already filed a False Claims Act lawsuit based on the same evidence as you, you cannot bring a lawsuit. (Top)

Where Should a Qui Tam Action Be Filed?

A qui tam action must be confidentially filed under seal in federal district court in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A copy of the complaint, with a written disclosure statement of substantially all material evidence and information in the plaintiff’s possession, must be confidentially served on the US Attorney General and the US Attorney for the district in which the complaint is brought.

An action under the False Claims Act must be filed, in camera and under seal. The complaint and its contents must be kept confidential until the seal is lifted. The complaint is not served on the defendant. If the plaintiff violates the provisions of the seal, his or her complaint could be dismissed. (Top)

What Are the Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act?

Violators of the False Claims Act are liable for three times the dollar amount that the government is defrauded and civil penalties of $5,000 to $10,000 for each false claim. A qui tam plaintiff can receive between 15 and 30 percent of the total recovery from the defendant, whether through a favorable judgment or settlement. To be eligible to recover money under the Act, you must file a qui tam lawsuit. Merely informing the government about the violation is not enough. You only receive an award if, and after, the government recovers money from the defendant as a result of your suit. (Top)

What Are the Statutes Of Limitations for Filing a Qui Tam Lawsuit?

Under the False Claims Act, an action must be filed within the later of the following two time periods:
Six years from the date of the violation of the Act; or
Three years after the government knows or should have known about the violation, but in no event longer than ten years after the violation of the Act.
(One Circuit Court has interpreted the second provision as requiring that the action be filed no later than three years after the qui tam plaintiff rather than when the government knows, or should have known about the violation.) (Top)

What Are the Whistleblower Protection Provisions in the False Claims Act?

Under Section 3730(h) of the False Claims Act, any employee who is discharged, demoted, harassed, or otherwise discriminated against because of lawful acts by the employee in furtherance of an action under the Act is entitled to all relief necessary to make the employee whole. Such relief may include:

  • Reinstatement
  • Double back pay
  • Compensation for any special damages including litigation costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

You should be aware, however, that the scope of whistleblower protection under Section 3730(h) is an issue that currently divides the courts.

Many states have wrongful discharge or other employment laws that may provide other remedies for such discrimination.

The Statute of Limitation for filing a FCA retaliation case is different then that for filing a qui tam recovery case. A FCA retaliation case must be filed under the statute of limitation applicable to the most closely analogous state statute. (Top)

What about State False Claims Acts?

Due to the success of the Federal False Claims Act, a growing number of states including New York, California, and Virginia, have enacted State versions of the False Claims Act. These laws permit whistleblowers to recover a “finders’ fee” for reporting fraud in state, local, and municipal contracting. (Top)

What about Tax Fraud?

In 2006, Congress amended the Internal Revenue Code to permit whistleblowers to obtain a reward for reporting tax fraud. (Top)

Why are awards offered under the False Claims Act?

The importance of using financial incentives to promote corporate fraud disclosures was underscored in a scholarly study of published in the Boston University Law Journal . This study analyzed several possible methods of incentivizing whistleblowing and concluded that a qui tam model provides the greatest incentive for the whistleblower while exposing information that the government would not be able to detect on its own. “Qui tam cases bring out important inside information.  Potential qui tam plaintiffs can offer information about inchoate or ongoing malfeasance of which law enforcement is unaware.”  After examining the potential disincentives that qui tam whistleblowers may confront, the article notes that “the bounty a relator stands to gain does, in many cases, outweigh the disincentives to being a whistleblower.”

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Nevada Guardianship finally investigated after numerous complaints

MaryGSykes.com

Finally, in the mega media, watch this short video of how a Nevada “private” guardian absued and exploited a number of elders.  Finally, the police seized her computers and files:

Private Guardian Alice Parks has been accused by her wards of double dipping, misspent money and Abuse of Power.  A number of families in Nevada claim Parks has abused numerous wards.  Police are looking at what Parks did with their assets.  Search warrants were served at multiple locations for exploiting ward.  More than 100 people were made wards of the court with Parks as their Guardian in Nevada.

Parks has refused to talk to the media after an initial media meeting back in April 2016.  This is in Clark County, Nevada.  Boulder City began investigating the disappearance of 8 wards, leaving a trail of unpaid bills behind.

Phyllis Moskowicz Crowe is shown on camera saying this “private” guardian is “so…

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Nevada Guardianship finally investigated after numerous complaints

Finally, in the mega media, watch this short video of how a Nevada “private” guardian absued and exploited a number of elders.  Finally, the police seized her computers and files:

Private Guardian Alice Parks has been accused by her wards of double dipping, misspent money and Abuse of Power.  A number of families in Nevada claim Parks has abused numerous wards.  Police are looking at what Parks did with their assets.  Search warrants were served at multiple locations for exploiting ward.  More than 100 people were made wards of the court with Parks as their Guardian in Nevada.

Parks has refused to talk to the media after an initial media meeting back in April 2016.  This is in Clark County, Nevada.  Boulder City began investigating the disappearance of 8 wards, leaving a trail of unpaid bills behind.

Phyllis Moskowicz Crowe is shown on camera saying this “private” guardian is “so evil and vicious that the devil would not have her as his own.”  Mrs. Crowe nearly lost her home under the “care” of Alice Parks.  One woman did lose her home after Guardian Parks let it slip into foreclosure, it was sold for pennies on the dollar.  Parks sold most of the ward’s clothing and belongings.  The family said that the home was in a trust and the family had made financial plans to keep their mom in her own home and financially secure until their mom passed.

Per CBS–Illinois worst run state in the nation

http://abc7chicago.com/446506/

 

The survey, which ranked all 50 states from best to worst, considered factors like debt per capita, unemployment rate and median household income.

The company cited poor finances, a major drop in home values and more people leaving the state than moving in last year as reasons for Illinois’ place on the list.

Obviously, the survey could have looked at items such as police brutality, the shooting of minorities on the South Side for no discernable reason other than target practice, the shooting in cold blood of Bettie Jones, a well know South Side activist.

The fact that our courts are utterly corrupt and little to no justice is taking place, chancery court judges foreclose despite the fact payments were made, Foster Bank/BBCN’s legacy of elder abuse and exploitation continues on (see, Kang Lee foreclosure case).

No reason why everyone is fleeing Illinois.  Dorothy Brown is about to be indicted or should be indicted for passing white envelopes of cash for promotions, court reporters change transcripts (Harrison, Sykes, the ARDC) and no one cares or does anything about it.  I still don’t have correct transcripts for my case from Morgan and Messina and the court reporter promised me she would make sure they are accurate. Who is licensing the changing of transcripts in the courts of Illinois.

Jerome Larkin, head of the Illinois ARDC is a major factor in how he covers up corruption. Seth Gillman still hasn’t been disciplied, but he stole some $100 million from the US and Illinois governments over 6 years. The ARDC no longer responds to that inquiry.

They have not responded to my inquiry of changed transcripts in the jailing of Lyle Harrison without due process and his constitutional rights.  Both the bailiff, the clerk and numerous court staff told me when I asked about constitutional rights and protections by the court, “they don’t do that down here.”  Right.

It’s not hard to figure out why Illinois is the worst run state in the nation.

From Lisa Nadig — cases on Judicial Immunity

5. The Court In Yates v. Village of Hoffman
Estates,illinois,209 F.Supp. 757 {N.D.Ill. 962}
held that “not every action by a judge is in
the exercise of his judicial function … it is not
a judicial function to commit an intentional
tort even though the tort occurs in the
courthouse. When a judge acts as a
trespasser of the law, the judges loses
sUbject-matter jurisdiction and the judges’
orders are void, of no legal force or affect.
6.The Eleventh Amendment was not
intended to afford them freedom from
liability in any case where, under color of
their office, they have injured one of the
State’s citizens. TO grant them such
immunity would be to create a privileged
class free from liability from wrongs inflicted
or injuries threatened. Public Agents must
be liable to the law, unless they are to be put
above the law.see.OLD COLONY TRUST
COMPANY v. CITY OF SEATTLE ET AL.
{06/01 /26} 271 U.S.426,46 S.C!. 552 ,70

From Wikipedia:

Judicial Immunity is a form of legal immunity which protects judges and others employed by the judiciary from liability resulting from their judicial actions.[1]

An example of applying judicial immunity: a judge is not liable for a slander or libel suit for statements made about someone during a trial, no matter how corrupt that act was.

Judicial immunity is stated as providing “the maximum ability [of judges] to deal fearlessly and impartially with the public”.[2] The justification is as follows: because of the likelihood of innocent individuals being convicted in a court of law under false claims, the “burden” of being subjected to a court of law (a trial) would “dampen” the judges “enthusiasm” or “passion”. Barr v. Matteo, 360 U.S. 564 (1959). Opponents of judicial immunity argue that this doctrine is not adequately justified.[3] For example, judges could be shielded from any personal capacity liability, and still be subject to official capacity liability so that they may be held accountable for their injurious acts — thus “balancing” the “evil” to better protect the fundamental rights of victims.

Judicial immunity does not protect judges from suits stemming from administrative decisions made while off the bench, like hiring and firing decisions. But immunity generally does extend to all judicial decisions in which the judge has proper jurisdiction, even if a decision is made with “corrupt or malicious intent.”[4] In 1997 West Virginia judge Troisi became so irritated with a rude defendant, he stepped down from the bench, took off his robe, and bit the defendant on the nose.[5] He pleaded no contest to state charges but was acquitted of federal charges of violating the defendants civil rights.[6] He spent five days in jail and was put on probation.[7]

Historically, judicial immunity was associated with the English common law idea that “the King can do no wrong.” (Compare Sovereign immunity.) Judges, the King’s delegates for dispensing justice, accordingly “ought not to be drawn into question for any supposed corruption [for this tends] to the slander of the justice of the King.”[8]

United States

Stump v. Sparkman

Main article: Stump v. Sparkman

One of the leading decisions on judicial immunity is Stump v. Sparkman. In 1971, Judge Harold D. Stump granted a mother’s petition to have a tubal ligation performed on her 15-year-old daughter, whom the mother alleged was “somewhat retarded.” The daughter was told that the surgery was to remove her appendix. In 1975 the daughter, going by her then-married name of Linda Sparkman, learned that she had been sterilized. She sued the judge. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the judge could not be sued, because the decision was made in the course of his duties. In that regard, it was irrelevant that the judge’s decision may have been contrary to law and morally reprehensible.

Harris v. Harvey

Judges usually but not always receive immunity from being sued. One exception is Harris v. Harvey, 605 F.2d 330 (7th Cir. 1979)[9] Sylvester Harris was an African-American police lieutenant in Racine, WI, attacked in a variety of ways by Judge Richard G. Harvey. Harris sued Harvey because of (a) comments Harvey made to the news media, (b) threatening letters Harvey wrote to city and county officials who attempted to defend Harris, and (c) parties Harvey held for ranking state officials during which he attempted to get Harris removed from law enforcement. The jury concluded that Harvey was not eligible for judicial immunity for these actions, as such acts which were not part of the judge’s normal duties (i.e., were “outside his jurisdiction”). The jury awarded Harris $260,000 damages. Another judge later added $7,500 legal fees. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concurred with the jury’s decision. Judge Harvey petitioned the Seventh Circuit court for an en banc rehearing, which was denied. His petition to the Supreme Court was also denied. Harris v. Harvey is a binding precedent in the Seventh Circuit and is persuasive authority in the other circuits.

Mireles v. Waco

On the other hand, misbehavior while performing judicial acts is immune. In the case of Mireles v. Waco (1991) 502 U.S. 9, 112 S.Ct. 286, 116 L.Ed.2d 9, when a defense lawyer failed to appear for a scheduled hearing, the judge not only issued a bench warrant for his arrest, but instructed the police sent to arrest him to “rough him up a little” to teach him not to skip court dates. Although this was entirely unprofessional and possibly criminal, the judge was held, by the Supreme Court, to have absolute immunity from a lawsuit arising from the resulting beating, because done entirely within his activities as a judge presiding over a court.

And another article on “Judicial Immunity”

The Horrifying Extent of Absolute Judicial Immunity

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB125798232401944303

Michael Larsen’s book on Guardianship back on Amazon

This is a terrific book, a collection of the best the internet has to offer on guardianships and the guardianship court room process of laundering money, covering medicare/medicaid and State Health Care funding, forcing the elderly into nursing homes against their will, how to target and exploit them.

http://www.amazon.com/Guardianship-Judges-Lawyers-Steal-Money/dp/0692586210/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461085236&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=michael+larsen+guardianship

The only question is, why isn’t the government doing anything about it?

The GAO or Govt Accounting Office now has FOUR highly detailed reports on the massive problems in guardianship.

The backbone of this Racketeering Practice is the following:  “target, isolate, medicate (with illegal psychotropic drugs), drain the estate, cremate (to eliminate the main witness to these crimes).”

 

Michael Larsen’s book goes a long way to bringing to light these horrific crimes among the most vulnerable of society–the elderly.

 

 

WSJ article relates how the ABA assists political censorship

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Cc:
Subject: If Rule 8.3 is be ignored when the “wrong” corrupt jurists and lawyers are discovered to be engaging in elder cleansing why not ignore it
Date: Apr 19, 2016 9:12 AM
The shame of the American Bar Association has been an open secret for years.   Citizens have laughed at the self adoration of lawyers and in particular lawyers tied to political organizations, the State Supreme Court etc.    The elder cleansing scandal, the HOA scandals, and the Tim Lahrman affair are ongoing dishonors for the legal profession that should and could result in many in the hierarchy of the “governing” of the 2nd old profession going to jail pursuant to their conspiracy of silence in violation of 18 UsCA 371 and 18 USCA 241 and 242.
public officials who are paid large salaries to protect the public from lawyer predators, including but not limited to judges and judicial officials, owe a duty to trust and confidence to the public.    This makes them fiduciaries.   Jerome Larkin like characters and the 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators thus have real accountings that they owe and more than substantial State and Federal Income Taxes that are due to government.   Why are they not being prosecuted?   Why are they not being hounded out of office by the ABA, IBA, etc?
Today’s Wall Street Journal’s editorial exposes the ABA!
 Last year it barely mumbled condemnation after Beijing rounded up more than 200 lawyers and legal activists across China. Now comes news that it also nixed a book deal with a leading human-rights lawyer for fear of “upsetting the Chinese government.”
The ABA should be ashamed!    Of course it is not!    However, after being caught with egg on its face during Operation Greylord *****
Rule 8.3 applies to all lawyers – not just academics and bookworms.    The blogs Probate Sharks, MaryGSykes, ****** have all reiterated the 8.3 complaints that have been ignored.   If the ABA is to redeem itself – it has to stand up and be counted.   One easy request that strikes terror into the miscreants is – AN HONEST INVESTIGATION!
Take a look at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commissions expenditures in an effort to silence the calls for an HONEST INVESTIGATION.      This parochial spending by Jerome Larkin and his 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators ought to be reimbursed to the Illinois public.
I think it is important to note how the ABA censored its own blog when dozens of citizens and activists came to my defense when the ARDC suspended me for 3 years and said I was a danger to the public that warranted an interrim suspension; my readers of the blog know that this blog is only a danger to cover ups, ledgerdermain, Elder Cleansing and bringing forth Truth and Justice in our courtrooms.
It is more than time that the ABA published upon and gives credence to the following topics:  corrupt judges, corrupt courtrooms, eliminating much of judicial immunity for judges that make deals in the hallways with attorneys–judges should have NO contact with attorneys that practice before them  The ABA should support CLE on corruption and systems of corruption including how to hire and handle an investigator, investigating the passing of cash and laundering of money by lawyers and judges, how transcripts are changed, how to investigate the changing of transcripts, how and why to contact the FBI and what to say.  There is an entire litany of information I have learned that is NEVER taught in law school or in CLE that I have had to learn the hard way.
Divorce court (aka anti-family court) is fraught with about as much corruption and is about as sleezy as probate.  Personally, I think the two are running some sort of shameful contest.  In Divorce Court, it’s the children that are bought and sold and traded as a commodity among tied in lawyers, judges and courtroom vendors (shrinks, visitation supervisors, etc.)  In probate it’s the elders mostly, but some are also brain injury victims who fall prey tot he tied in lawyers, judges and courtroom vendors (shrinks who would declare a rock incompetent, drug companies, nursing homes, court room vendors–all with their hands out and in the victim’s back pockets). Money, power and influence runs amok in these courtrooms.
The fixing of your case and mine is particularly shameful, as is the rounding up of 200 lawyers in China without a peep from the ABA.
If the ABA and the CBA are functioning like AARP and simply selling bad insurance and financial products in their magazines and on line, it’s time to dump them.

To: “ABAJournal.com” <webmaster@abajournal.com>, ABA Commission On Racial and Ethnic Diversity In the Profession <diversitycommission@americanbar.org>, “tips@abajournal.com” <tips@abajournal.com>
Cc:
Subject: If Rule 8.3 is be ignored when the “wrong” corrupt jurists and lawyers are discovered to be engaging in elder cleansing why not ignore it
Date: Apr 19, 2016 9:12 AM
The shame of the American Bar Association has been an open secret for years.   Citizens have laughed at the self adoration of lawyers and in particular lawyers tied to political organizations, the State Supreme Court etc.    The elder cleansing scandal, the HOA scandals, and the Tim Lahrman affair are ongoing dishonors for the legal profession that should and could result in many in the hierarchy of the “governing” of the 2nd old profession going to jail pursuant to their conspiracy of silence in violation of 18 UsCA 371 and 18 USCA 241 and 242.
public officials who are paid large salaries to protect the public from lawyer predators, including but not limited to judges and judicial officials, owe a duty to trust and confidence to the public.    This makes them fiduciaries.   Jerome Larkin like characters and the 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators thus have real accountings that they owe and more than substantial State and Federal Income Taxes that are due to government.   Why are they not being prosecuted?   Why are they not being hounded out of office by the ABA, IBA, etc?
Today’s Wall Street Journal’s editorial exposes the ABA!
The ABA should be ashamed!    Of course it is not!    However, after being caught with egg on its face during Operation Greylord *****
Rule 8.3 applies to all lawyers – not just academics and bookworms.    The blogs Probate Sharks, MaryGSykes, ****** have all reiterated the 8.3 complaints that have been ignored.   If the ABA is to redeem itself – it has to stand up and be counted.   One easy request that strikes terror into the miscreants is – AN HONEST INVESTIGATION!
Take a look at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commissions expenditures in an effort to silence the calls for an HONEST INVESTIGATION.      This parochial spending by Jerome Larkin and his 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators ought to be reimbursed to the Illinois public.

From Ken Ditkowsky–even the public knows of the corruption!

JoAnne – on the MaryGSykes blog I noticed the following comment, to wit:

Response from a Reader at Linked In confirms the corruption

Posted on April 16, 2016
by the ARDC
Read on:
Layered irony. She’s suspended by a state’s corrupt legal powers for whistle-blowing some of the corrupt judges & more in that state. Then her claims are validated as the resulting investigations (their instigation proof enough that her claims weren’t the “reckless disregard for truth” she’s suspended for) in Fact unmasked the corruption of the very powerful & corrupt judges etc. she’d unveiled. Yet that state maintains its self-proven-wrong claim of her “reckless disregard for truth”, leaving her suspended, and insuring the powerful that corruption is alive and well there. Truth rarely wins.
The fact that members of the public are gleaning the fact that there is a massive -cover up of the elder cleansing scandal is very important.    Mr. Larkin’s 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators appear to be still getting away with their perfidy and TAX LIABILITY for their overt criminal activities.   
 
It is extremely difficult to feel sympathy for victims who are not sympathetic characters but they have rights too.     Your response 
 

********, which for some reason Linked In would not post, so I’m posting here.
Thanks.  The Sykes case is true and is tied in.  Layer upon layer of corruption, and Judge Maureen Connors even admitted the case was fixed (Later in her deposition she remarked that if someone would find out that the case was running without jurisdiction, she would just dismiss it, have Mary served and then come to the same result–same corrupt GAL’s and Guardian) and when Mary’s doctor refused to sign a certificate of incompetency–a CCP 211, –she said, in open court and on the transcript–“well then find another doctor that will [cooperate].  The FBI has been informed.  The other Judge, Judge Stuart was forced to resign when she lied about chaining Gloria Sykes in her ante room to find Gloria’s $240,000 in assets to fork over to the GAL thieves and cronies.  On a first question I asked her about this topic, she firmly said “I would never chain a person and threaten their pets with euthanization.”  So I waited a few minutes and a few questions later and said “how many times have you chained someone in your ante room”.  Response: ,”that was the only time….”  pauses, “let me change my testimony, I have never chained any one in my ante room.”  A Perry Mason moment.  That disappeared from the transcript.  How did they all do that?  I have to file more documents.
You can red the rest of the blog about the chain of corruption (use search box) from Tim Evans and his “court schedulers” a/k/a fixers to the fixer in the “offical court reporter’s offices” to Lisa and Mike Madigan and why they do NOT investigate and prosecute courtroom and political corruption in Illinois.
illustrates part of the problem that every victim faces.     This frustration takes an extreme toll!     
 
This is the reason that we have to induce LAW ENFORCEMENT to do an HONEST INVESTIGATION so that they can garner the evidence with which to 1) enforce the law and hinder the elder cleansings of the miscreants that Jerome Larkin is fostering by his cover=up and smorgasbord  criminal violations, and 2) bail the STATE OF ILLINOIS out by collecting from Larkin and his co-conspirators jointly and severally the INCOME TAXES, interest and penalties they owe to the State of Illinois for their breaches of fiduciary relationship.     It is no wonder that Larkin and this cronies do not file the State of Illinois ‘ethics statements’ disclosing assets and possible conflicts of interest.
 
JUST FOR THE RECORD – THE LEADER OF THE ILLINOIS SENATE HAS PROPOSED A USAGE TAX ON AUTOMOBILES USED IN THE STATE.      If the Illinois Department of Revenue  (and its enforcement arm at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office) would collect the taxes that Jerome Larkin and his co-conspirators owe we would not need this new tax!    HOWEVER – as the political elite do not want to interfere with the cover -up conducted by Larkin – we the great unwashed should be prepared for more taxes and enjoy Mr. Larkin’s escapades into elder cleansing at our expense
 
How long does Mary Sykes, Alice Gore, Carolyn Wyman ***** have to lay in their graves before the State of Illinois collects its share of the ‘loot’  from the political and judicial criminals (like Larkin) who are laughing all the way to the Bank!
 
 
Ken Ditkowsky
And Ken, you should also note that we just filed a Supervisory Petition with the ARDC simply asking 1) that lawyers be able to blog about corruption, reveal it, help people file complaints to the authorities, not lie about US Supreme Court Decisions that say lawyers have First Amendment rights to expose corruption and publicly condemn it; and 2) the ARDC file its Ethics Reports which is required under the Illinois Ethics Reporting Act of 2009.
I find it incredible that the Petition was denied without comment.
Obviously the IARDC is flouting the law and stuffing it in our faces that they are too big and powerful to fail, and especially Jerome Larkin, the head Administrator of the IARDC and his inhouse counsel, James Grogin,  who assists him in legal maneuvers and cronyism to avoid a simple, honest Petition for Supervisory Order such as that which you and I have filed.  I wonder why the FBI lets them sneer at them. Were not the changed transcripts enough? The violation of our civil rights and the kangaroo trials?   What about the fact that all discovery has been quashed against Carolyn Toerpe for her role in all of this and emptying the safe deposit box without a court order and taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in collectible coins?  Where is the discovery on that issue?
Our Petition for a Supervisory Order was denied without comment  It was denied without case law.  It was denied without either the clerk or any of the Illinois Supreme Court Justices signing this order.
For sure, I would not sign it either.  It is disgraceful.  Clearly the ARDC must report its salaries and any outside income under the law, just as any other state employee must do so.  Hundreds of thousands of other state employees file their annual Ethics Report disclosing their salary and all sources of income, but the the ARDC or, I believe, the OPG (Office of Public Guardian).  How does the FBI let them get away openly with graft and corruption?
If you have not seen the movie, Kids for Cash, please do so now.  In that movie it took 6 years for some reporters to bring two absolutely horrible judges to justice.  Conahan got a plead deal for 14 years, but it looks like he masterminded the scheme.  Judge Ciavarella, who gave us some fabulous case law that judges are NOT immune from liability when they take kickbacks, fail to report $1,000,000 on their taxes, etc. received 28 years for what he did to those poor kids.  Some children committed suicide from living in such horrible, horrible conditions for crimes they either did not commit or they weren’t even real crimes (publishing a web page making fun of school administrators, throwing food in the cafeteria.)
Of course, they all blame Columbine and “zero tolerance” for violence, but we know the dirty little secret that all school shooters can be traced back to the use of psychotropic drugs in teens, esp. male teens, when the drugs carry a black box warning against that usage because it can produce schizophrenia (hearing voices, and not the good kind), depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, violent thoughts.
Rather than blame the drug companies and doctors for prescribing these trashy medicines, and the teachers for pushing the parents to use drugs contraindicated for teen boys, they blame the kids, which does not good–they are the victims in all of this.  They are growing, developing, their brains are not mature and many are not able to make the link between bad behavior and consequences.  Research shows you cannot simply force the link.  It often makes it worse, far worse.
At first, in the movie, Ciavarella, denies he did anything wrong.  He said he did not sell any kids for cash.  His point (what a psychopath) is that he incarcerated every kid in front of him (true) on a zero tolerance policy, so that’s not “Kids for Cash”.  He also stated at first, taking $1 million to invest in a private detention center and then receiving VIG (very important gain) from the facility was not a bribe or kickback, because he, as a judge, was allowed to make investments, and this was just another investment he had made, he just “conveniently forgot” to put it on his ethics report for the year, but that was only a minor ethics violation, and he CLAIMED he thought an ethics violation was not the same as a violation of the law he could go to prison for. But over time, and by the time of his trial, he did come to the conclusion what he did was wrong, very wrong.  He said it “took him awhile”, but then he could see how making a $1 million investment in juvenile detention facilities, being paid on the investment, not report it on his Ethics Reports or to the IRS was in fact a “real” problem and for that he deserved lengthy incarceration, just has he had handed out to these kids.
What is happening in Cook County is not any better.  Seniors and disableds are regularly targeted and stripped of all their assets and those assets,  nearly all or a large chunk of them, go to court room tied in vendors The cook county public guardian’s office is a den of thieves and goons. They regularly  guardianize the elderly to steal their paid up homes and cars and bank accounts.  Beware.  See the cases of Sophie Reichert, Robert Olson and others where they wrested control away from a valid POA or tried to.  They tried to throw Robert Olson in a nursing home and sell his house against his will, they have done so to Sophie Reichert and threw her income property into foreclosure, put her in a nursing home and are now going to sell her home against her will.   (The prior POA charged $2400 per month and kept the building afloat, the OPG charges $15k or more per month for the same services and many mortgage payments were never made. )  The OPG also has not paid Ryan Reichert some $20k in child support. When a dead beat dad does not pay, he goes to trial, when the OPG does not pay child support but takes the money in outrageous attorneys fees, nothing ever happense.  These are a disgusting den of thieves charging the elderly $250 per hour to steal homes and cars and bank accounts and assets.  Ciavarella, is going to a nice federal facility where unlike the Kids he incarcerated, there isn’t peeling old pain, the need to do a roach or rat check when you come into your room, and dirty stinking walls and floors and a filthy atmosphere, but maybe someone can recreate that for him, so he “gets it.”  I wonder if the old facility, which was stinking and rotting is available for rent for him and he can be locked up all day except for a half hour in the yard exercising (jumping jacks, sit ups and push ups) then the rest of the day by himself in a small cell doing schoolwork.
Now THAT would be Karma.
And as for Larkin, Opryszek, (not so) Smart Guiterrez, Steve Splitt, Sang Yul Lee, and the rest of the “rat pack”, your Karma awaits you.  Someday your assets will be stripped from you, you will be put in a  locked down facility, drugged, your teeth pulled, someone will shove a feeding tube in your belly when you eat too slowly, and when the money runs out, food and water will be withheld and you will be narcotized to death.  And all friends and relatives you loved and enjoyed will be stripped from you and replaced with the relative you hated the most who comes in once in a while and sneers at you and wonders why you linger so long.
As a  result of the Ciavarella/Conahan “Kids for Cash” scheme, some 2400 juvenile convictions were overturned and expunged.  There is now a $30 million fund for these kids, which is clearly not enough to cover the pain these families experienced as a result of the complete lack of justice system from Ciavarella/Conahan.

Response from a Reader at Linked In confirms the corruption

by the ARDC

Read on:

Layered irony. She’s suspended by a state’s corrupt legal powers for whistle-blowing some of the corrupt judges & more in that state. Then her claims are validated as the resulting investigations (their instigation proof enough that her claims weren’t the “reckless disregard for truth” she’s suspended for) in Fact unmasked the corruption of the very powerful & corrupt judges etc. she’d unveiled. Yet that state maintains its self-proven-wrong claim of her “reckless disregard for truth”, leaving her suspended, and insuring the powerful that corruption is alive and well there. Truth rarely wins.

My response, which for some reason Linked In would not post, so I’m posting here.

Thanks.  The Sykes case is true and is tied in.  Layer upon layer of corruption, and Judge Maureen Connors even admitted the case was fixed (Later in her deposition she remarked that if someone would find out that the case was running without jurisdiction, she would just dismiss it, have Mary served and then come to the same result–same corrupt GAL’s and Guardian) and when Mary’s doctor refused to sign a certificate of incompetency–a CCP 211, –she said, in open court and on the transcript–“well then find another doctor that will [cooperate].  The FBI has been informed.  The other Judge, Judge Stuart was forced to resign when she lied about chaining Gloria Sykes in her ante room to find Gloria’s $240,000 in assets to fork over to the GAL thieves and cronies.  On a first question I asked her about this topic, she firmly said “I would never chain a person and threaten their pets with euthanization.”  So I waited a few minutes and a few questions later and said “how many times have you chained someone in your ante room”.  Response: ,”that was the only time….”  pauses, “let me change my testimony, I have never chained any one in my ante room.”  A Perry Mason moment.  That disappeared from the transcript.  How did they all do that?  I have to file more documents.

You can red the rest of the blog about the chain of corruption (use search box) from Tim Evans and his “court schedulers” a/k/a fixers to the fixer in the “offical court reporter’s offices” to Lisa and Mike Madigan and why they do NOT investigate and prosecute courtroom and political corruption in Illinois.

 

Thanks for your comment.

 

Kids for Cash– the Movie, now on Netflix

MaryGSykes.com

The Link:

https://www.netflix.com/watch/70298455?trackId=13943728

Other places to see Kids for Cash

http://kidsforcashthemovie.com/see-the-film-new-2/

About The Film

KIDS FOR CASH is a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009. Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids—most of them only in their early teens—were incarcerated.

Exposing the hidden scandal behind the headlines, KIDS FOR CASH unfolds like a real-life thriller. Charting the previously untold…

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Kids for Cash– the Movie, now on Netflix

The Link:

https://www.netflix.com/watch/70298455?trackId=13943728

Other places to see Kids for Cash

http://kidsforcashthemovie.com/see-the-film-new-2/

About The Film

KIDS FOR CASH is a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009. Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids—most of them only in their early teens—were incarcerated.

Exposing the hidden scandal behind the headlines, KIDS FOR CASH unfolds like a real-life thriller. Charting the previously untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal, the film reveals a shocking American secret told from the perspectives of the villains, the victims and the unsung heroes who helped uncover the scandal. In a major dramatic coup, the film features extensive, exclusive access to the judges behind the scheme. Now serving a 28 year sentence in federal prison, the former juvenile court judge at the heart of the scandal shares his ulterior motives, revealing that his attorneys never knew about his interviews for this film.

PRESS INQUIRIES

Contact press@kidsforcashthemovie.com.

Kid’s Stories:

CHARLIE

A loveable kid who had very few material things but loved to go camping with his family and help his dad work on cars. He looked forward to his first day of school but an undiagnosed speech impediment brought unwanted teasing from the other kids. Charlie came to dread school and struggled for years. One day his parents surprised him with a used red scooter. Charlie, now 14, took great care of the scooter and rode it every day.

One day, the police came to Charlie’s door. He immediately thought he was getting into trouble for riding it without a helmet, but soon found out that the scooter had been stolen. His parents unknowingly bought the stolen scooter from a family member. The police arrested Charlie and his parents but eventually dropped the charges against his mom and dad, Charlie however was arrested as a juvenile and sent away.

Charlie did not cope well within the Juvenile system and once in, he moved from one correction center to another. In all toll, Charlie spent 5 years in the system and was subjected to 8 placements, yet his love of poetry and family kept him optimistic about his future, which he felt, was bright. He looked forward to college and working with computers. But, confinement within the juvenile system did not prepare Charlie for the real world.

Now, at 21 years old, Charlie’s still that same lovable kid who remains optimistic despite the increasing odds against him in a world that will likely deal him more blows.

HILLARY

A smart, funny and creative high school student who grew up in a stable home with both parents. She created a MySpace page lampoon of her assistant high school principal, including a disclaimer on the page stating it was a joke.

But one day, Hillary’s mother received a call from the police letting her know that her daughter was about to be arrested and charged with terroristic threats. Finding the lampoon anything but funny, the assistant principal felt this was no simple school matter. At 14 years old, Hillary found herself convicted and sentenced to juvenile detention.

If not for her mother Laurene’s outreach to a national advocacy group called Juvenile Law Center, Hillary could have spent months or years in the system. Instead, her mom sparked an investigation by the group, placing Hillary’s case at the forefront of the “cash for kids” scandal. Hillary was freed after only 3 weeks and went on to graduate from both high school and college. She was the lucky one.

More stories are available at the website:  kidsforcashthemovie.com

And you  know it is only a matter of time that a book and movie comes out about Sykes, Gore, Wyman (he already has one book), Tyler, Spera–and all the other horrible stories of probate court–stories the ARDC did noting about.

 

Medicare/Medicaid/SOI Health funds scams are sanctioned and supported by inaction of the IARDC

https://nancyjthorner.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/abuse-and-corruption-rampant-in-probate-court-of-cook-county-il/

and other prior news sources.

Although the presence of wealth is more likely to bring out the worst in human kind, preying on the elderly can amount to little more than gaining access to an individual’s monthly Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Pensions or Veterans Disability payments.
Often it is a trusted lawyer that encourages their elderly clients to signs over control of their personal and financial transactions, many times without realizing what they are doing. These greedy and opportunistic lawyers then proceeds to charge for every minute of time spent talking and overcharging for every bill paid, while pretending to care for their elderly clients….
According to the allegations made by Beverly Cooper, she was removed from her duly appointed, court-appointed guardianship; a Guardian ad Litem was appointed through deceptive measures by Probate Judge Lynne Kawamoto to replace Cooper; after which Beverly Cooper described how her court-appointed guardian working in collaboration with her lawyer Karen Bowes and her associate Bruce Lange, Judge Lynne Kawamoto, and the nursing home in which her mother was placed (owned by Morris Esformes and cousin to Miriam Solo), proceeded to drain the life savings from her mother’s account.
Beverly Cooper’s removal as her mother’s guardian was allegedly contrived through the manipulation of a court-documented, mentally disabled daughter (diagnosed with border-line personality disorder, psychotic behavior, suicidal idealizations, and adjudicated as a threat to herself and others) by her trusted family lawyer of 27 years, Karen Bowes, in a plot where Cooper’s daughter was briefed to say in sworn testimony in front of Judge Lynne Kawamoto of the Cook County Probate Court, that her mother had appropriated funds from her grandmother estate, Alice Gore, a false accusation…..
There are laws preventing a court-documented, mentally disabled individual from being appointed guardian. Alice Gore was 95 and bed ridden at the time her mentally disabled granddaughter was appointed guardian by Probate Judge Lynne Kawamoto to supercede her mother’s role.
By the time Alice Gore died in February of 2011, an estate worth over a million dollars had been depleted. Annuity checks went missing, and an inventory and accounting of how and for what checks were written for the care of Alice Gore has yet to be addressed by the Cook County Probate Court, despite repeated requests made by Beverly Cooper.  (This would be later addressed by falsely accusing Beverly Cooper, tho no ties were found to these checks or her bank account records. Discovery of the checks was routinely quashed and Bev was made a false scapegoat.)
The following are two of the most egregious of Bev Cooper’s videotaped testimonies alleging fraud and corruption in the Cook County Probate Court. Both had appointed Guardian ad Litems with the subsequent depletion of their estates.
Thomas Poll, a veteran, starting with nothing, worked his butt off ding manual labor, formed a successful company — Leedester Poll — and became quite successful. Bottom line: His entire estate was depleted throughout guardianship proceedings in the Cook County Probate Court. Driving home from Hines Veterans Hospital in Chicago, Thomas Pool claimed he was followed by Kevin Carter, an agent from Rehab Assist. Carter talked his way into Pool’s home and proceed to write out a report stating that he would see Thomas Poll in court in three days. The following week Thomas Poll was declare incompetent in front of Judge Kawamoto and a Guardian ad Litem was appointed. Thomas Pool’s daughter stated that all $13 million of her dad’s estate was taken prior and throughout her father’s guardianship proceedings.
In the case of 93-year-old Lydia Tyler, with an estate in excess of $12 million, it was to be bequeathed in equal amounts to her 12 nephews and nieces. One of the nephews, not satisfied with 1/12 of his aunt’s estate, manipulated his Aunt Lydia into signing her entire estate over to him. Taking his Auntie out for a drive from her Chicago condo residence at Lake Point Towers, he drove her directly to a nursing home where a drugged Auntie may have unknowingly changed her will. Auntie died within a week at the nursing home. A Guardian ad Litem assigned by the Cook County Probate Court is alleged to have been used as the tactic for looting Lydia Tyler’s $12 million plus estate. Additionally, all of Aunt Tyler’s valuable jewelry, pictures, and antique furniture disappeared from her Lake Point Towers condo.  Further, her body disappeared at the funeral and has not been located since that time, presumably to prevent concerned individuals from tox screen testing it for excessive use of narcotics and psychotropic drugs and chemical restraints.
Is it just coincidence that the Cook County Probate Court protocol, as experienced on the 18th floor of the Daley Building and which involved Beverly Cooper’s mother, Thomas Pool, Aunt Lydia, and others who volunteered testimony of alleged abuse of loved ones on Cooper’s weekly TV show, all came in contact with the same pool of judge — including Lynne Kawamoto; Guardian ad Litems Miriam Solo and David Martin; and nursing home facilities owned by Morris Esformes — which summarily appeared to act in consort through the rotation of judges and appointed court officials to remove a loved one from a caring relationship, resulting in the depletion of their estates.
Documentation exists that Mr. Morris Esformes has been under investigation by Lisa Madigan’s office in the past for allegedly placing homeless people into his public aid nursing homes. These placements were done without proper criminal investigations prior to the placement.
Regarding Probate Judge Lynne Kawamoto, an Associate Judge in Circuit Court, she was found not qualified in 1994 by the Chicago Council of Lawyers. http://www.ProbateSharks.com Other individuals allegedly involved in the “mischief” within the Cook County Probate Court System can be found on “WANTED” lists at www .ProbateSharks.com http://www.estateofdenial.com and http://www.nasga.com
By Diana Novak Jones
Law360, Chicago (February 12, 2016, 8:54 PM ET) — The former owner of a hospice care center and its director of nursing pled guilty to fraud charges Friday in Illinois federal court, admitting their roles in a $9.5 million Medicare scheme that involved billing for end-of-life care for people who were not terminally ill. 
Seth Gillman, 47, an attorney and one of the founders of Passages Hospice LLC, pled guilty to one count of health care fraud as part of a four-year scam that saw the hospice center bill for more than $23 million in general inpatient care — an elevated and more expensive level of treatment — for patients who didn’t need it. In all, the hospice caused more than $9.5 million in government losses, according to prosecutors.
 
Before accepting Gillman’s plea, U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin asked him to describe in his own words what crime he had committed.
 
“I was aware that there were claims being submitted to Medicare that were not supported by the patient care,” Gillman told the judge.
 
Gillman was  indicted in May 2014 along with three other Passages employees, including former nursing director Carmen Velez, who pled guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
 
Velez, 39, admitted altering patient records to reflect a need for general inpatient care before the records were handed over to an auditor working on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prosecutors attributed $8.5 million in fraudulent Medicare reimbursements to her role.
 
Gillman faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The government is asking for up to $9.5 million in restitution, though Gillman can argue for less, prosecutors said.
 
Velez faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and she will pay $8.5 million in restitution, according to her plea agreement. In exchange for her cooperation, the government has agreed to ask for a sentence of 3 years and 4 months.
 
Prosecutors said Gillman, who was charged with 16 counts of health care fraud and one count of obstruction of a federal audit, coached his nurses to look for signs they could put a patient on general inpatient care.
He repeatedly ignored warnings from an employee that the company was billing incorrectly, prosecutors said. When it became clear the government was going to audit Passages’ files, he recruited other employees to change the files to reflect a need for the elevated care, prosecutors said.
 
Another Passages administrator, Gwen Hilsabeck,  pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States on Thursday.
 
Passages, which has been dissolved, is also charged in the case and is expected to plead guilty later this month.
 
Gillman is represented by Vadim A. Glozman, Edward Genson and Blaire C. Dalton of Edward M. Genson and Associates.
 
Velez is represented by Joel Bertocchi of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
 
The case is USA v. Passages Hospice LLC, Seth Gillman et al., case number 1:14-cr-00033, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
 
–Additional reporting by Dani Kass.  Editing by Aaron Pelc
 
Mr. Gillman , according to Mr. Larkin’s inaction is not a threat to the public – his stealing of a “few” million dollars (and trust fees due his employees) is SOP good lawyer behavior.    HOWEVER, EXPOSING THE HYPOCRISY and the conspiracy is so terrible that the Supreme Court of Illinois to protect the public issues interim suspensions and long suspensions of law licenses.    On the way to these suspensions our ethics instructors employed by the IARDC misrepresent and distort the Rule of Law set out by the SCOTUS – actually in one document telling the Supreme Court one of the arguments rejected by the SCOTUS was the rule of law.   Of the Illinois Supremes – who are presumed to know the law – did not admonish the intentional misrepresentation.
 
Governor — it is appearing to many that the Justice system in Illinois is a joke!      Please read Justice M. Connor’s evidence deposition starting at page 90.    This deposition was taken by the IARDC!   She admits that she was wired!   Her actual words are that had she known of the deficiencies in the Sykes case, she would have stopped the proceedings, had the problems cured – i.e. lack of summons as required by statute, lack of notice as required by statute, and hearing.   (see 755 ILCS 5/11a -10 – the Illinois Supremes have held that these technicalities are jurisdictional).   After they were cured she would reach the same result! (and apparently used the same attorneys, the same guardians, tho they had tamped with the proceedings, interfered with justice, attempted to take control of Mary Sykes’ property and person illegally–all this is fine according to Ill. Sup. Ct. Justice Maureen Connors).
 
(I’m sorry you cannot make this stuff up!   Of course case 09 P 4585 (Sykes) was barred from subpoena and Larkin’s hoodlums wrote that the family had knowledge of the hearing.   A look at the file demonstrates that Justice Connors, who was the presiding judge at the time, never held a hearing)   Indeed – these disclosures in Illinois are akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater.  The elder cleansing is the current policy of the State of Illinois and fully supported, condoned and protected to the nth degree by Mr. Larkin, head administrator of the IARDC.
 
Ken Ditkowsky

From Ken Ditkowsky–Time to do something about the ARDC protecting felonious lawyers

whiel persecuting the honest, ethical attorneys.

To: “JoAnne M. Denison” <joanne@justice4every1.com>, Bev Cooper
Subject: The discriminatory practices of Jerome Larkin present an excellent argument for his being the subject of an HONEST INVESTIGATION
Date: Apr 13, 2016 4:47 PM
With Lawyers paying bribes to become judges, and legal eagles abusing and exploiting the elderly under the protection of the IARDC and Mr. Larkin it is amazing that the 2nd oldest profession is so benign when it comes to corruption and misconduct.   When a lawyer steals hundreds of millions of dollars on hospice schemes he is given a pass, to wit:
Full Licensed Name: Seth Gillman
Full Former name(s): None
Date of Admission as Lawyer 
    by Illinois Supreme Court:
November 4, 1993
Registered Business Address: vivere, inc
320 West Ohio Street 3w 
Chicago, IL 60654-7887
Registered Business Phone: (857) 702-5720
Illinois Registration Status: Active and authorized to practice law  – Last Registered Year: 2016
Malpractice Insurance: 
(Current as of date of registration;
consult attorney for further information)
In annual registration, attorney reported that he/she does not have malpractice coverage. (Some attorneys, such as judges, government lawyers, and in-house corporate lawyers, may not carry coverage due to the nature of their practice setting.)
Public Record of Discipline 
and Pending Proceedings:
None

However, when a lawyer writes the Attorney General of the United States demanding an honest investigation the Illinois Supreme Court = at the request of Jerome Larkin – without a scintilla of evidence of wrong doing – loses his license for four years, and an attorney who echos the call for an Honest Investigation and writes a blog is defamed to have done some act akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater and suspended for four years.     The act of revealing corruption on a blog is so horrible in the eyes of the IARDC it requires – to protect the public – an interim suspension!!   Yet theft of hundreds of millions of dollars from social security, employee trust funds, medicare, Medicaid, etc. is of no consequence whatsoever.    Even a plea of guilty in Federal Court is of no consequence to the IARDC and Mr. Larkin!    

The 2nd oldest profession is held in disrepute!   The America Bar Association is unconcerned.   The Illinois Bar is unconcerned.    Concerned, however, are the overpaid employees of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and the Illinois Supreme Court — their interest and concern  – violate 18 USCA 371 and 18 USCA 4 and with public funds promulgate and carry out a ‘cover-up’ of judicial and lawyer corruption.   So successful is the ‘cover up’ that Mr. Gillman after pleading guilty has not disciplinary proceedings filed against him!    Indeed – JoAnne Denison who has exposed Larkin in her blog is suspended for three years!   The Illinois Supreme Court even in the face of Larkin actually lying to the Court and misrepresenting two SCOTUS cases could care less!   Without comment the entire Illinois Supreme court rejected JoAnne’s motion for a supervisory order requiring the SCOTUS orders to be effective in Illinois! (It should be noted that none of the Justices were willing to sign the order.)

Time to act against Larkin and his cronies!   Dr. Sugar has suggested writing to Attorney General Lynch — I concur!    


Ken Ditkowsky

From Ken Ditkowsky–the Indiana Judge did not do his job, or the attorneys present

Subject: Re: Lahrman’s arrest on fictitious illegal summons and warrants
Date: Apr 13, 2016 10:14 AM
I was not thinking of double jeopardy.    
My approach was more straight forward than that.
The State of Indiana sought to try him ex-parte.   On the record, based upon the laboratory report and the Brady rule the laboratory report is fixed in concrete.  They did not find the controlled substance.   They found evidence of plant that they knew or should have known and the judge knew or should have known to be used in the making of rope.   It is also called ‘hemp’   It is not illegal to possess, own, trade, or otherwise use hemp.    It is illegal to have in your possession with certain intents a controlled substance named THC.  No THC, no conviction.
 
The judge being fully aware of the lack of this controlled substance decided to try Tim ex-parte.   The propriety is not in question at this time–it just happens to be the fact.   As the crime laboratory report is part of the file it is assumed that it was placed in evidence. As this report does not find any controlled substance Tim is exonerated.   Yes – Tim could been held in contempt for missing his hearing, BUT HE WAS NOT!   In criminal law there is no such thing as a defendant’s default.   Whether the defendant puts up a defense or not, HE HAS TO BE PROVEN by evidence beyond a reasonable doubt guilty.
 
Such is impossible in Tim’s situation and therefore, the Judge was required as a matter of law to dismiss the charges.   Criminal dismissals are with prejudice .    The presumption of innocence bars any other conclusion.
 
This brings us to the fact that the State of Indiana ignored the law to discriminately punish Tim for raising the ADA issue.   This is a Federal crime and a very serious one at that.   Tim like it or not is a disabled person in the eyes of the law.    The false findings of his need for a guardianship bind the State of Indiana.   He is entitled to a full and complete accounting by his guardian for the entire time that the illegal guardianship continued.
 
The guardianship is res judicata – and bars even a question by the State of Indiana.   
 
I want to make it very clear that Judges are not placed on the bench to look pretty – they are supposed to enforce the law and the Constitution.  Violation of ADA does not carry with it any immunity!   It is for this reason I am very surprised that the law enforcement and the justice community are not screaming for Tim’s release.   Violation of the Constitutional Rights of a “disabled person” pursuant to ADA is unforgivable in the eyes of the Department of Justice.    As I recall Indiana recently had a case that should have made the law enforcement community paranoid.    (A non-party wanted a reasonable accommodation because he was hard of hearing – he got told by a local court official to buzz off!   Enter justice and all hell broke loose. )  This case is 12,000 times more serious!
 
 
Ken Ditkowsky

Tim Lahrman–Letter for fax, email and mail

JUSTICE 4 EVERY1, NFP
A Social Justice Services Provider
5940 W Touhy Ave, #120    PHONE 312-553-1300
NILES, IL 60714    FAX 312-553-1307
JoAnne M. Denison✬    www.justice4every1.com
JoAnne Cell Phone 773-255-7608
JoAnne@Justice4Every1.com
✬–Admitted Illinois (Suspended), NC (Inactiev-Susp) & US Patent Bar

To:
Shannon Marks
Legal Compliance Administrator

Elkhart County Public Defender
Address: 315 S 2nd St Rm G, Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: (574) 523-2318 fax 574 523 2285

CITY OF GOSHEN LEGAL DEPARTMENT
204 East Jefferson Street, Suite 2
Goshen, Indiana 46528
Phone: (574) 534-9508
Fax: (574) 537-3817
Email: shannonmarks@goshencity.com

Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
301 S. Main St., Suite 100
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: (574) 296-1888
Fax: (574) 296-1889

Elkhart Police HQ–Ed Windbigler, Police Chief
Elkhart Police Department
175 Waterfall Drive, Elkhart, Indiana, 46516
Phone 574-295-7070      Fax  574-293-0679

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Government Office
Located in: One Michiana Square
Address: 100 E Wayne St # 310, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone:(574) 233-4488
Fax 574-233-4574

News Media

RE:    Wrongful arrest and incarceration of Mr. Timothy J Lahrman, probate activist

To the above authorities

Mr. Tim Lahrman has recently been arrested and incarcertated on a 17 year old warrant for a broken license plate holder and a small quantity of MJ which was never tested for THC so it is not even know if the substance violated any laws. He is a ward of the State of Indiana and his Guardian never appeared or assisted in his case in any capacity.  Recently, he was imprisoned, and the Guardian has not come to any court hearings or provided any assistance to a ward of the state, a disabled man.  It is believed the arrest was politically motivated because Tim Lahramn currently has up at the 7th circuit a brief on appeal demanding that the State Court System made reasonable accommodations for the disabled during foreclosure proceedings.  This is a hotly contested issue because the banks clearly want rubber stamps to steal houses from the elderly, poor and disabled and mortgage fraud with fake documents, fake accountings and robo signing are common and are well known on the internet.

Tim Lahrman is a well known activist in the probate field.  He has helped scores, if not hundreds of pro se litigants write pleadings and understand their rights when they could not afford an attorney, or the attorneys who assisted them were either corrupt and tied into the system, or they were threatened by corrupt courts, judges and their puppet crony appointed attorneys that assist a system that routinely commits strings of crimes against the elderly and disabled and forces them into nursing homes where they are drugged so they do not protest being there, and when the money in the estate runs out for the puppet crony appointed attorneys and their flying monkey court appointed vendors to leech off the elderly like a locus of cockroaches,* they then narcotize the senior to death with excessive drugs and the withholding of food and water, all without a court order.

This is the nadir of the legal and judicial “profession” if you could ever call it that again.

We are immediately demanding the appointment of competent counsel for Tim Lahrman, that his grievances under the ADA and the long expired arrest and imprisonment warrants be investigated and expunged, and that he be immediately released and the Guardian be brought before both the criminal courts and the Probate court for a full investigation of how he never adequately assisted Tim Lahrman in his legal troubles.

Mr. Lahrman is currently imprisoned in derogation of his human and civil rights, his imprisonment is clearly a 18 USC 241, 242 and 1983 violation.  It is further a violation of the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act.

We trust you will take swift action to protect Mr. Lahrman’s rights under the US and Indiana state constitution.

Sincerely

Joanne Denison,
Executive Director
Justice4 Every1, NFP

*I cannot take credit for this phrase, it was State Senator Nancy Detert of Florida who used it to described probate attorneys and court appointed vendors and “professional” guardians.

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The Goshen News
Newspaper Publisher
Address: 114 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526
Phone:(574) 533-2151

Status on probate activist Tim Lahrman–talked to him today

In just a few minutes, which was all we were permitted, Tim was able to call me at about noon and provide a report.

First of all, he has been asking his jailer to provide him with the jail’s ADA program and grievance form to report on his incarceration. The response from the jail was that they have none.

He needs to be provided with a laptop to write because of his disability.  That request has been ignored.  His access to the law library has been ignored.

He told the judge in court that he should be let go because he has a Habeus Corpus (you have the body, produce it) on file under the ADA with the Superior Court.

Apparently all of that is being ignored.

Prior to his hearing today, he as assigned a public defender who turned out to be a dud.  He asked her what he wanted said in court (talk about his HC and his disability), and she refused, so he asked her name and she refused to provide it, said it was “none of his business” and why was he asking.  Tim replied he wanted to file a bar complaint against her (like what disgruntled client doesn’t) and she flew into a rage, pushed the red button in the room, and then complained to the guard and court Tim “was combatitive.”  For sure, with words.  I guess she did not like his words when he asked her to assert ADA complianace and he be removed to an appropriate treatment facility for his condition (whatever that is) or released.  I know Tim, he is about the meekest softest spoken person I know.  His greatest sword against injustice is his mouth.  And his mouth speaks big words and phrases that scare the corrupt system, such as “first Amendment, US and Indiana Constitution, the ADA”–very scary phrases if you are corrupt.  As Melissa Smart said during my trial (she is a lawyer with the Ill. Atty. Regn. and Discipline Comm.), this blog is like yelling “fire” a crowded theater, when what she really meant is this blog is like yelling “FBI” in a theatre crowded with corrupt attorneys and judges, but I digress.

He says he has not received mail, and he thinks the jailer is holding it.

Here’s the information on where to call and whom to write to object to the jailing on 17 year old warrants and Tim’s disability and lack of effective assistance of his Guardian:

Elkhart County Public Defender

City of Goshen Legal Dept

204 E Jefferson St, Suite 2, Goshen IN 46528-3405

ph 574-537-3820

fax 574 537 3817

attention:  Ms. Shannon Marks, Legal Compliance Administrator

Elkhart Prosecutor’s Office

CONTACT US

Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
301 S. Main St., Suite 100
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: (574) 296-1888
Fax: (574) 296-1889

http://elkhartcountyprosecutor.com/about-us

Elkhart Police HQ–Ed Windbigler, Police Chief

Elkhart Police Department

175 Waterfall Drive, Elkhart, Indiana, 46516

Phone 574-295-7070      Fax 574-293-0679

 

See Directions

website:

https://www.elkhartindiana.org/department/?fDD=50-0

an email:

karen.eaton@elkhartpolice.org

Please fax, write and call your complaints, as we doing voting in Chicago, do it early, often and frequently.

 

Please send your faxes, emails and letters to this address:

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Mr. Tim Lahrman has recently been arrested and incarcertated on a 17 year old warrant for a broken license plate holder and a small quantity of MJ which was never tested for THC so it is not even know if the substance violated any laws. He is a ward of the State of Indiana and his Guardian never appeared or assisted in his case in any capacity.  Recently, he was imprisoned, and the Guardian has not come to any court hearings or provided any assistance to a ward of the state, a disabled man.  It is believed the arrest was politically motivated because Tim Lahramn currently has up at the 7th circuit a brief on appeal demanding that the State Court System made reasonable accommodations for the disabled during foreclosure proceedings.  This is a hotly contested issue because the banks clearly want rubber stamps to steal houses from the elderly, poor and disabled and mortgage fraud with fake documents, fake accountings and robo signing are common and are well known on the internet.

Tim Lahrman is a well known activist in the probate field.  He has helped scores, if not hundreds of pro se litigants write pleadings and understand their rights when they could not afford an attorney, or the attorneys who assisted them were either corrupt and tied into the system, or they were threatened by corrupt courts, judges and their puppet crony appointed attorneys that assist a system that routinely commits strings of crimes against the elderly and disabled and forces them into nursing homes where they are drugged so they do not protest being there, and when the money in the estate runs out for the puppet crony appointed attorneys and their flying monkey court appointed vendors to leech off the elderly like a locus of cockroaches,* they then narcotize the senior to death with excessive drugs and the withholding of food and water, all without a court order.

This is the nadir of the legal and judicial “profession” if you could ever call it that again.

We are immediately demanding the appointment of competent counsel for Tim Lahrman, that his grievances under the ADA and the long expired arrest and imprisonment warrants be investigated and expunged, and that he be immediately released and the Guardian be brought before both the criminal courts and the Probate court for a full investigation of how he never adequately assisted Tim Lahrman in his legal troubles.

Mr. Lahrman is currently imprisoned in derogation of his human and civil rights, his imprisonment is clearly a 18 USC 241, 242 and 1983 violation.  It is further a violation of the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act.

We trust you will take swift action to protect Mr. Lahrman’s rights under the US and Indiana state constitution.

Sincerely

*I cannot take credit for this phrase, it was State Senator Nancy Detert of Florida who used it to described probate attorneys and court appointed vendors and “professional” guardians.

From Ken Dikowsky–why he does not write a book–

because no one would believe it.

he’s right.  you could not in a million years make this stuff up.

To: Eric Holder <askdoj@usdoj.gov>, “FBI- ( (” <civilrights.cv@ic.fbi.gov>, Chicago FBI <chicago@ic.fbi.gov>, Probate Sharks <verenusl@gmail.com>, Tim NASGA <timlahrman@aol.com>,
Subject: Why do I not write a book!
Date: Apr 11, 2016 2:51 PM
Just when you think you have heard everything and saw everything a very credible source tells you something that curls your hair.   What you are told cannot be true – yet it is!   Such is the lawyer’s lot.
 
Let me give you an example.   The Alice Gore case was reportedly managed by a guardian ad litem who had the Judge in her back pocket. (so to speak)   The judge was so out of it or so unconcerned with her duties as to appoint as a guardian an individual who was mentally unbalanced and had her own guardian.  The appointed guardian could not actually handle her own affairs.   Ergo 1.5 million dollars is unaccounted for along with the gold filings in 29 teeth.  Who would believe that here in Illinois a senior citizen’s mouth would be invaded so that a bunch of miscreants could steal and not inventory a few pennies of gold!   It happened! Worse yet, Jerome Larkin and his 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators could find nothing wrong with the theft of a few grains of gold from the mouth of grandmother!
 
This same GAL and her mentor also were disclosed by one of the nursing home moguls of operating a kidnapping ring which prowled lower Wacker Drive in Chicago removing elderly homeless people from the street.   The thugs who did the removals prepped the elderly a bit by beating them up and hauling them to awaiting emergency rooms.    Kind hearted emergency room doctors and nurses balked at sending these poor souls out into the cold and therefore, in most situations the public guardian’s office was called.
 
The public guardian’s office was ready, willing, and able to file petitions to be appointed guardians for these poor souls!    As guardians the first order of business was to find housing for the victims, and it just fortuitously occurred to the individuals employed by the PG’s office that the mentor just happened to have a nursing home bed available.  It was also known that the mentor paid ‘finder’s fees’ for placements.    (As Mr. Larkin and his crew of 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators do not appear to file asset disclosure ethics statements in violation of the law we have another precipitant in the receipt of finder’s fees, along with the presiding jurists ****)
 
The long and short is the human traffic is warehoused by the mentor!   The sacrosanct social security check goes to the nursing home along with medicaid, medicare etc until several months after the now warehoused human flotsam has reached his/her final reward.   (As Mr. Seth Gillman – how much he makes on this human flotsam in his hospice operation!)
 
My source for this information reported to me that he has informed the FBI of this scam and I believe him.   The mentor is highly regarded for his generous donations to all sorts of worthy causes!  
 
Of course, after years of operating this fraud of social security, medicare, medicaid etc the silence is deafening!    Where is the ACLU?   Where is law enforcement?   Where is the media?  Where is ****?    As judges, public officials, crooked lawyers, corrupt judicial officials *** are all involved in this human trafficking as you would expect – Jerome Larkin and his gang of 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators are fighting to prevent an HONEST INVESTIGATION!    
 
Now let’s add to this American holocaust scenario the Tim Lahrman fiasco.   Who would believe that a citizen of the United States would be literally kidnapped by law enforcement authorities on a record that cries out C O R R U P T I O N! and 18 USCA 241, 242 violations over many many years!    This is America – not North Korea!   Yet it is unsafe along the I 80 corridor to grow old!   The Col Smith, Helen Stone — cases make it very clear that it is unsafe to grow old in Florida *****
 
It is politically incorrect to mention this dirty little secret – and if you are an attorney and call for an Honest investigation – watch out! 
     

Sunita Advaney article on Linked In supports the First Amendment and Lawyers’ right to blog

MaryGSykes.com

First Amendment vs. Attorney Conduct Regulation

A hurricane of recent events that has proven to be a mixed bag of blessings and challenges has prompted me to write this article.

JoAnne Denison, JD, a stellar legal professional whom I have known for decades, has signed up as an independent sub-contractor paralegal with my company, Paralegal Support Services Inc., a Delaware corporation.  Ms. Denison is operating as a sub-contractor paralegal because her attorney license has a three-year suspension for what appears to be enforcement of an ambiguous ARDC Rule in violation of Ms. Denison’s First Amendment Rights to Free Speech.

Ms. Denison is an amazing woman who received her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University in 1985.  She practiced law as a licensed attorney in Chicago for over 25 years.  She was my mentor and…

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