No more exploited and terrorized seniors and their families, no more problems with abusing families too. We must stop this practice and it begins with the State Legislature dismantling the Office of Public Guardian and putting into place a team of Elder Assistants.
No more thousands of dollars from Estates for ghetto like nursing homes when no one wants to go there. As long as a relative has a clean home, or the senior has a clean home, they can go home.
And lawyers have to stand behind such a system, even if it means no more bilking estates for chunks of cash (they should put a limit on that one too–5% per year and you can’t extend an estate more than 2 years except with permission of a citizen’s committee).
From Ken this morning;
I got the e-mail from a communication that I received and have decided to copy Trump.
Honesty and integrity have never been the strong point of any of our current political figures. As I dealt with the Trump organization I had an opportunity to develop my own brand of dislike for him. I also have friends who have had to dealt with the Trump organization in Chicago and one who actually dealt with him directly. I also was introduced to an attorney who represented Trump.
I have a fetish. I want to be able to be vulnerable without being prey. I watch here in Cook County the cabal of nursing home operators literally purchase the democratic party’s loyalty. In the Brewer case I noted that my friend Bernie Sanders – the Alderman of the 50th ward – was able to garner over 2000 votes from the nursing home residents – many of which in ‘real life’ hated Bernie. I noted how a US Representative got down on her knees for the cabal so that she could garner their votes – she changed her position to reflect what they wanted and bingo.
In real life I noted that my call for an HONEST INVESTIGATION caused a hail storm! I objected to the fact that several elderly people had been literally hauled into guardianships even though they were as competent as you and me. The railroad job was predetermined and their estates ravaged. One Carol Wyman had a problem with her husband – she would not consent to leaving the marriage devoid of the marital estate. Using the guise of guardianship he went to the democratic organization, they furnished an attorney and bingo she was declared incompetent, forced to live in a locked down nursing home where she was beaten and drugged and he became her guardian aka courtesy of Winnebago County OPG . The saga came to a hault when she escaped by her own means and ingenuity, and then her son literally kidnapped her and removed her from her home state to Colorado. She then lived out her life in a Western State AND the son was a fugitive from Justice being sought out for the contempt of court associated with removing his mother from the wrongful guardianship. You know about Mary Sykes. Do you know about Alice Gore. She had her mouth ravaged so that the miscreants could gain access to the gold in her teeth!
No one cares. Indeed, the call of an HONEST INVESTIGATION resulted in not only my suspension from the practice of law, but that of JoAnne Denison. In Florida similar events have occurred and occur on a regular basis. The GOA reports indicate that thousands of these cases are going uninvestigated and without remedy across the US. The money raised by these criminals is beyond conception. Philip Esformes stole a billion ($1,000,000,000) from medicare. How much he stole from the insurance industry and the victims has not been disclosed. Seth Gillman was accused of a billion dollar theft for hospice. – he was charged with only a few million dollars. The cabal owns in Illinois, Florida, California, New York, Arizona et al hundreds of nursing homes that are allegedly stealing billions of dollars and providing resident votes for the dominant political party – AND IT IS ALL A BIG SECRET.
If Trump really wants to make America Great he has on his plate one really easy task – with no political downside – All he has to do is enforce the RULE OF LAW. Enforcement of ADA is a simple example. Under ADA kidnapping an elderly person, isolating him/her from his family, and systematically looting his/her estate is illegal. (It is also illegal under other laws, but, any law enforcement agency that you call upon will find that someone else has jurisdiction and therefore they cannot help you. However, ADA has one enforcement agency – the Department of Justice –)
The current (Obama) administration has no interest in the elderly or the disabled. I wrote our Illinois Senator (Durbin) about the problem – he send a copy of some stupid speech that he made on social security. I wrote the Committee of Congress on the elderly – Elizabeth Warren felt that there was not enough information. Four GAO reports and about a hundred plus affidavits was not enough!
(from Joanne–I sent about 50 faxes to Senator Kirk’s offices and finally he called and said he would help but did not know where to reach me! I then asked about getting a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Aging and the House Subcommittee on the Judiciary and after repeated attempts, heard absolutely nothing more from his offices–go figure. Murdered seniors mean nothing. Elsewhere, Roseanne Miller has been told by Bellfontaine Police they do not investigate “drugging deaths” of seniors because extra medicine is needed for their comfort! Are they kidding???? The money runs out and then extra drugs and no food and water are condoned by police? See police report elsewhere on this blog. These are real people, not a cat or dog to be put down.)
It was usual for political figures to kiss babies and help grandma across the street. Today, the policy is scream about abortion and kick grandma down the stairs. I started out with copying all the political characters and got nothing. So far I’ve had one success in the copying of political people — Senator Kirk forwarded my suggestion that the people who participate and the people who cover-up elder cleansing are all liable for the Income taxes, interest and penalties on the booty.
The dollars from the nursing home miscreants have much more sway that plight to the vulnerable elderly. Health care has a 700% fraud surcharge. Obamacare could have worked if Obama had just enforced the law and reduced the fraud surcharge to the usually government program fraud of 25%. The Philip Esformes case demonstrates just how much fraud exists and how it is adding to the costs of health care. The five billion was generated from just 30 nursing homes. The cabal has control of more than 300 across the US. With it NY, Pa, Calif groups it might be as high as 3000.
If you really want to have a bad day – we could talk about the Defense Industry etc. We could take a look at the money wasted by the campaigns for the election of x, y, and z.
Trump may be the biggest pompous ass ever elected to any public office, but, he is not allied (as far as we know) with the miscreants who are carrying on a War against the Elderly and the Disabled.
The real world is not the world portrayed by CBS, Fox News, etc. Our real world is not dominated by anything other than the sun rose in the east and will set in the west, until, we become vulnerable and the core values of America are challenged. For more than 1/2 a Century I cross swords with all sorts of miscreant political figures and avoid their net by NEVER asking for a favor or special treatment. I would freely give – but never ask. And then I ran into the Nursing home cabal. With my friend Harry Heckert I caused to be disclosed some of their deepest secrets. I found in an examination of the books of a large nursing home that Administrative fees were illegally paid to the cabal. I found out through the representation of Mr. Draiman that the industry used Enron type of corporations to hide income and limit liability. The Burt Morgan case revealed the inter-workings of the satellite corporations etc. The tax dodges were shared with HH and he communicated them to the Fed.
When an attorney who was employed by the cabal was sued for disloyalty to the cabal and the cabal filed IARDC complaints against him (complaints against his license) I represented him and won. He then provided HH with additional information which was duly communicated to the IRS.
Indeed, all Trump has to do is be enforce the RULE OF LAW and a large cancer that is destroying America will be eliminated. His election obviates the establishment veto on EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAW and profiteering on the Elderly and Disabled. It was quite clear that Establishment had no interest in EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAW and still has no interest. They should! Everyone gets old. There is no reason why an elderly person ought to become “prey” Yes – a strong family protects its own – but, with corrupt courts and the misuse of guardianships the miscreants have been able to turn right into wrong, left into right, up into down and worse yet make it stick.
This is getting a little long, but let me show you just how insidious this ‘elder cleansing’ is
An elder person has some problems with comprehension. She is stubborn, independent, and secretive. It also appears that she does need a bit of help. The family is torn – they do not wish her 1.5 million dollar estate to disappear and leave her insolvent on the street and they cannot afford to support her. Their lawyers suggests that they ask the court for a guardianship. The eldest daughter is to be appointed grandma’s guardian.
All the proper steps are taken. The eldest daughter becomes the guardian and is solicitous of her mother to an obscene degree. The guardian ad litem learns of the excesses that guardian has given mother and files a complaint before the Judge pointing out that money of the ward is being expended carelessly and capriciously. These expenditures are without order of Court.
The Judge is outraged and immediately orders and accounting and surcharges the daughter for her excesses toward mother. ultimately the daughter is removed as guardian ad litem and a new guardian is appointed. This guardian is part of the cabal. The bond of the daughter is attached to repay the estate and mother is now placed in ‘sheltered care.’ The facility might be a residence owned by one of the nursing home cabal members. The family is barred from visiting as they create **** in the victim and the pious judge enters a supervised visitation order to protect grandmother from her family. Systematically the 1.5 million dollars disappears and grandma’s condition worsens every day. Ultimately she is placed in a nursing home and when the last dollar is extracted – bingo – Grandma dies!
No, this is not a fantasy – check out the Alice Gore case out of Cook County, Illinois. The miscreants even ravaged her mouth removing 29 teeth so as to recover the few grains of gold that they possessed. see: Probate Sharks, NASGA, AAAPG, MaryGSykes blog. (This scenario has been carried out time and time again and the Establishment is uninterested – maybe Donald Trump = who is 70 = might at least order an HONEST INVESTIGATION)
In summary –
And just so everyone remembers, Ken and I are still suspended and every day I get calls from the public crying that valid complaints to the ARDC are still being dismissed, Jerome Larkin is refusing to see them or deal with their complaints, and he continues his vendetta against myself, Ken and other attorneys who speak out against corruption.
Of course, supression of 1st Amendment rights is a felon, but Mr. Larkin cares not.
Numerous court cases and Law Review Articles make it clear lawyers such as myself and Ken have the right (and we believe the duty), to speak out against corruption.
But what do we find from the ARDC? A complete lack of Due Process–no discovery, no expert witnesses–many crucial pleadings stricken from the record, etc. and then I FIND OUT I AM CHARGED $8,000 FOR AN UNLICENSED COURT REPORTER to convict me during this illegal proceeding which ends in the suspension of my law license.
And for doing what? Speaking out against the systematic fleecing of seniors and disableds in Guardianship cases.
It’s an appalling situation for a State Agency to be in .
They thought they could shut up a popular blog, but they can’t.
They thought they could cover up the evil, manipulations and ledgerdermain of clouted attorneys, but they can’t.
They thought this would all go away and Ken and I would run away scared, but we didn’t.
Whatever they thought they could do, they were wrong.
This blog is more popular than ever. Teresa’s book is coming out soon and so is my book.
The stupid elections are over, and the jig is up. This blog continues and it stands for the little person who does not need or desire to be fleeced by the court system, told by attorneys to shut up in court and just take it, and by judges that just don’t care.
I care, and so does Ken and so does Candice Schwager and Nejla Lane.
We want a cleaned up ARDC and Illinois Supreme Court. We want these groups to understand the First Amendment has not gone away, no one should be taking bribes or favors so the elderly can suffer in abusive guardianships and in nursing homes they don’t want to be in, and for sure they don’t want to pay for (up to $15k per month in guardianship court–and just who is getting kickbacks. Try serving THAT discovery on your clouted attorneys and courtroom vendor rats).
But I hear from the word on the street the FBI is involved and very interessted in this system, and they ARE putting together indictments.