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 JonesLaw360, 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.