From NASGA–Body cam videos show 91 year old man tazed by police

Just fixed the link, try this one:

http://nypost.com/2016/12/23/cops-tase-91-year-old-man-with-alzheimers/

In most situations, nursing homes call the orderlies and simply restrain a man and shoot them up with Halodol or Seroquel–both dangerous drugs.

However, for whatever reason in this nursing home in Missouri, Kansas, police tazed a 91 year old man.

Of course, the police found some to say “there was no other way” and “restraining the elderly man” would have been worse. What hogwash.  If police are going to respond to nursing home calls for the elderly, they need to bring with tranquilizer shots and an RN and someone trained in restraining the elderly.

The footage is disgusting and should not have occurred. I can’t imagine how the family feels that put him in such a horrible environment.  The man would have been better off at home with a trained, skilled male caregiver who could de escalate any dementia fits.

The police look stupid in this. The nursing home looks worse and just gives a great amount of credence to the fact that many nursing homes are in fact very dangerous places to put your loved ones.

Keep them at home. Get an in home caregiver, but a nursing home is one of the last places to put them. Nursing homes are nothing but slums and ghettos for the elderly in far too many instances.

JoAnne

From Jakkie Pidanick –Listing of corruption in her Visitation Case

Published with permission of the author, Jakkie Pidanick who is involved in a hotly contested Visitation Case where he ex-partner consistently refuses to pick up his daughter during mid-week visitation and then blames the Mother for his missed visits–all the while posting pictures of dates and ski trips on his Facebook page.

Thanks, Jakkie, this is a good example of unfairness in the SC court system.

JoAnne

 

Maddaloni v. Piddanick

Beaufort County Court, South Carolina

Corruption 2014 to 2016

 

Peter L Fuge

 

Judge’s Oath

All Members of the Unified Judicial System in this state shall take the following oath of office: I do solemnly swear that: I am duly qualified, according to the Constitution of this state, to exercise the duties of the office to which I have been appointed, and that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge those duties and will preserve, protect and defend the constitution of this State and of the United States. I pledge to uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary. I pledge, in the discharge of my duties, to treat all persons who enter the courtroom with civility, fairness and respect. I pledge to listen courteously, sit impartially, act promptly, and rule careful and considerate deliberation.

I pledge to seek justice, and justice alone.

 

!. Fuge would not let me speak in temp hearing (date)

  1. He made up evidence (how did he do that?)
  2. He opened past files to use evidence unrelated to case against me
  3. Told me he will take away my child
  4. told me I was a whining ex that was out for money
  5. As I testified Fuge wrote what looked to be a grocery list
  6. Mis quoted me
  7. changed the verdict after the case and hiring
  8. Recusal himself and then unrecused himself
  9. As Regina, frank bolgra, Horton, and others rule the way he wants provided by a kickback system albert clay as proof of.

 

Much more please see my lawsuit, FUGE in VIOLATION OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

Canon 1: A judge shall uphold the integrity and independence of the Judiciary

A judge should participate in establishing, maintaining and enforcing high standards of conduct.

Deference to the judgements and ruling of courts depends upon public confidence in the integrity and independence of judges. The integrity and independence of judges depends in turn upon their acting without fear of favor. Although judges should be independent, they must comply with the law including the provisions of the code.

 

Canon 2: Judge Shall Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in all of the Judge’s Activities.

  1. A judge shall respect and comply with the law and shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.

Public confidence in the judiciary is eroded by irresponsible or improper conduct by judges.

  1. A judge shall not allow family, social, political or other relationships to influence the judge’s judicial conduct or judgement. Nor shall a judge convey or permit to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge.

 

Cannon 3: A judge shall Perform the Duties of Judicial Office Impartially and Diligently

  1. Responsibilities: a judge shall hear and decide matters assigned to the judge except those which disqualification is required (LIKE me suing him was a recusal stated by the lawyer, Mr. Wilson for judge Fuge).
  2. A judge shall be faithful to the Laws and maintain professional Competence in it.
  3. A judge shall be patient dignified and courteous to litigants.
  4. A judge shall perform judicial duties without bias or prejudice, a judge must refrain from speech, gestures or other conduct that could reasonably be perceived as sexual harassment
  5. A PARTY HAS THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD

A Judge shall NOT, while a proceeding is pending or impending in any court, make any public comment that might reasonably be expected to affect its outcome or impair the fairness of the trial (Fuge was said to have recusal Administrative Responsibilities.  A judge shall diligently discharge the judge’s administrative responsibilities without bias, prejudice and cooperate other judges.

  1. D. Disciplinary Responsibilities

A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this code should take appropriate action. (Cely Brigmann, the other judge who followed Fuge’s ruling).

  1. Disqualification

A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which the Judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including but not limited to instances where:  Impartiality might reasonably be questioned. Or the judge has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party.

  1. A judge has belief that another judge or lawyer may be impaired by drugs, alcohol or mental or emotional condition must take action (Cely Brigmann did not take action)

 

CASES

CASE:9501276 civil against Fuge

Case:1990cp0700540 civil against Fuge

Case:1991cp0702048 common pleas against Fuge

Case: 1992cp0700492 common pleas

Case: 1995cp0701829 common pleas against Fuge

Case: 2001TR0703150

Case: mine 2016CP0700971 myself against Fuge

Case: c951276

He also has 3 foreclosures on 3 different properties it looks like

You should get copies of these lawsuits and look them over.

Marshall Horton

 

  • Went after me without having an order

 

  1. Followed me out of daycare at low country day to see if I buckled child in correctly. Stood and watched me. Harassment

Rule 1.11 Special conflicts of interest

(1) Since Marshall Horton is a magistrate judge in Beaufort s.c as I understand it, He should have been disqualified to represent a client within this jurisdiction without proper approval.

      Rule 1.15 safekeeping.

      (A)(b) A lawyer must keep your funds separate from others and my only place their own money in account for fees

         Rule 3.3 candor towards judge

 

  • Lawyer Marshall Horton lied to judge repeatedly

 

  1. Offer evidence that is known to be false. Facebook post was not mine. Facebook was cut and pasted in email to make look like a slender statement. Introduced evidence that was found to be false or before the date to the court order.

(4) legal arguments: lied to judge about Facebook post and past evidence that was found to be ungrounded. Also stated Fuge was recused when he wasn’t.

(5) offering evidence, can prove the evidence in Cely Brigman case was of past-dismissed claims and is double jeopardy in which Horton built his whole case around faulty evidence and the evidence was before the court order in question leaving it inadmissible evidence.

(8) lawyer must know evidence is false, yes Mr. Horton (Christopher Maddaloni’s) lawyer was providing evidence that was known to him to be false.

(12) lawyer must report fraud. Mr. Horton was part of the fraud with Peter Fuge.

 

Rule 4.4 respect the rights of 3rd party

Mr. Robertson was on my property to help keep me safe from Chris MADDALONI during exchanges. Mr. Horton harassed Mr Robertson by stating Robertson followed Chris Maddaloni when he had no proof and wrote letters to Mr. Robertson’s lawyer trying to file a restraining order against Mr. Robertson without cause.

 

Horton would write orders outside of verdict.

 

CASES

CASE: joseph sun v. Lyndsay Goodman (Horton’s partner lawyer), Mr. Sun gets a protective order against Goodman 2014

   Joseph sun v. Rich Ulrich 2014 trespassing

Joseph sun v. Horton Trespassing 2014 ADR ending 2014-cp-0700238 case number

 

HORTON HAS A PATTERN OF HARASSING THE OPPOSING PARTY!!!

 

Regina Banis

181 Bluffton Road, suite F-202, Bluffton, SC 29910

843 757 5500

 

Article 7, Private Guardians Ad Litem

 

Section 63-3-820 Qualifications

(D) upon appointment to a case, a GAL (Guardian ad Litem) must provide an affidavit to the court and parties attesting to compliance with the statutory qualifications. The affidavits must include, but is not limited to, the following: a statement showing training was met. Statement that the GAL has not been convicted of a crime. A statement that shows the GALhas never been on the dss registry for abuse or neglect.

 

Section 63-3-830 Responsibilties

!. MUST represent the best interest of the child

  1. Conducting an independent, balanced, impartial investigation to determine the facts relevant to the situation of the child and the family. Investigation must include: reviewing documents, meet and observing the child, visit home, interview parents and care givers. Obtain criminal history

 

She failed to call my witness, I had to write email after email to push her. I have them will send to you. She is in violation of both rule 63-3-820: I never received an affidavit and Brent did not either and rule 63-3-830. had to push her to call witnesses and witnesses stated she seemed annoyed and did not ask true questions and came across rushed.

 

63-3-830: G.A.L must do a report on parties and provide to parties 10 days before hiring.

 

Regina is in violation, a report was never done and my emails asking if Chris has done his therapy are not returned. PLEASE report her… Chris never did his therapy and is in Contempt.

 

She never wrote report on clients

She failed to call witness until I asked her every day

She failed to investigate

She ruled the way the judge wanted her too, with no true evidence.

 

Rich Ulrich Private Detective

 

Title 40 Professions and Occupation

 

Section 40-18-20

 

Trustworthy, honesty business.

 

Rich, when he found out Mr. Horton was the opposing attorney, Rich stopped charging me claiming he wanted to help but in reality, Rich was not charging so he can use what he learned to sell and or give to opposing counsel. Sally Murphy has proof of this. I do not but Mr. Horton knew more than I ever told him when I realized it was Rich I stopped all communication. This put my child’s Life in jeopardy. He needs to be reported. SLED of SC

 

Mr. Hall prosecutor in state v Maddaloni

        

     Rule 3.8 special responsibility of a prosecutor. The prosecutor must administer justice. Mr. He’ll shook Mr. Horton’s hand and Mr. Horton asked if they were going golfing. Then told the judge (Beth price, who was punished or having Mexicans do her legal work up) Mr. Hall lied to cover for Chris Maddaloni stating there was a shuffle that hurt the baby. The police reports that baby had knocked marks and Chris had 3 different stories to the cops to cover up his crime of child abuse and endangerment.

(5) prejudice statements… Mr. Hall told me I was changing my story when I protested

 

Sgt. Adams

 

Brent Kiker

Rule 1.1 Competence: Brent was not prepared on the laws of Domestic Violence. He did not as the court to follow the law of abusers and visitation even though I screamed it at him. He chose to ignore me.

 

Rule 1.1 (5), would tell me that we would sit down and meet and he never allowed me to. Brent always called last minute to prepare and never followed through with his course of actions he was hired for. (filing my motion RTSC)

 

Rule 1.1 (6) Brent was not aware of the Domestic violence laws of 2008

 

Rule 1.2 (5) scope: refused to file suit against Maddaloni and Fuge

Rule 1.2 (10) Brent known the order against me were fraud and the opposing lawyer was fraudulent but never addressed it or stopped it out of unlawfulness.

 

Rule 1.3 Diligence: was not worried about working on my behalf, never followed through with motions and was always last minute with prep that we were hindered and I the client had to prepare the trial.

 

Rule 1.4 Communication

 

  • Area of promptly informing client. I had asked Brent to appeal not do a motion 59

 

  1. Reasonable consult with client. Would never sit down with me a talk about decisions or outcomes nothing.
  2. Promptly reply for information. Still has not returned all evidence I have been asking for over the 6 months. Made an appeal process impossible

 

  1. No real explanation only his paralegal and I had to scream at her to get him on the phone when the law states the lawyer must explain to an extent to ensure the client understands. This was denied for me. Motion 59 was not something I wanted to do. I wanted a superseded but Brent was fraudulently working to help Mr. Horton because Mr. Hortons client was a millionaire and wanted the order not to be stopped.

 

The whole law Rule 1.4 was denied. I at one point have proof I thought my lawyer Mr. Kiker had dropped me and I reached out to other lawyers. Mr. Kiker, would not return calls nor emails or show up at office for lengths of time. Mr. Kiker withheld information at all times. As one example, Mr. Horton named Brent Kiker the trier of fact and I stated that’s the judge not a lawyer but neither lawyer would address what that meant.

 

RESPONSE: we need to go with something concrete such as changed transcripts, changed docket, exparte conversations. There is a rule that the client has the obligation to manage counsel and fire them when they don’t do their job.

 

Rule 1.5 FEES

(F) written agreement: Brent Kiker and I never had a written agreement and I have proof that I repeatedly asked for one and / or an invoice in which I never got but you better believe I was harassed for the money and when I was quoted a price for the filing  

Of the RTSC motion (he never filed), Brent Kiker charged me $2,500 more than quoted and never filed my motion. I literally was running cash everyday to his door or checks so he would file it.

 

RESPONSE: Ask him for a detailed statement. Do you have proof you asked him to file a RTSC for the $2500 and he never did it?  Then, you can go to the bar association and ask the money be returned.

 

Rule 1.6 Confidentiality

Brent allows Mr. Horton to know about my side of the case and repeatedly made it look like he, Brent was working when he would never ask certain questions that were contempts against Mr. Horton’s client during the trial, but Mr. Horton somehow knew everything about me. In my hearing with Judge Brigman, Horton admits to Brent telling all.

 

Did he betray and client/attorney secrets?  Basic facts about your case already in the record don’t count.  

 

Rule 1.7 Identifying Conflicts of interest: Material Limitations

A conflict of interest exists when something holds back the lawyer from doing his job. Brent Kiker would not follow through with certain issues, like domestic violence laws or filing my suite or report Horton for acting unlawfully or Judge Fuge due to his career.

Rule 1.9 Duties to former clients

 

Rule 1.10 imputation of conflicts of interest

(3) When loyalty to the client is in question. Due to Mr. Kiker not addressing me when contempt motions were sent to Kiker law firm when Brent was not retained and then sent to me when it was too late. Even though I was not in contempt. This was also a violation of Marshall Horton.

 

An attorney has a duty to provide the client promptly with all communications sent or received regarding the case, did he do that?

 

(4) Would not use the Domestic violence 2008 laws not 2015 in later court dates. If fact steered around certain questions. That was done by Brent.

 

1.16 declining or terminating representation

Brent failed to give me motions, letters from Fuge and letters sent from Marshall Horton stating contempt. This directly impacted my case by getting my appeal dismissed and being lead to believe a recusal had occurred.

 

Make a list of these and how he didn’t send them promptly to you (within a few days) and file a bar complaint

 

(9) Brent was fired nervous times and refused to remove himself

 

Rule 3.3 candor laws

(2) refused to push laws of domestic violence 2008. Law states the lawyer must fight for the client.

Rule 3.4 fairness to opposing counsel, a lawyer must not block clients right to evidence. Brent Kiker would not give me the motion 59. I asked all evidence be given back and I have yet to receive the 2014 transcripts of state v. Maddaloni and the cd of Chris admitted violence. I had to over and over call, text, beg, stop by and was met with no response.

 

That is definitely a bar complaint. Document the day the pleading was filed and all attempts to get the document from you lawyer.

 

CASES

CASE: LEGAL MALPRACT. 2011 #2010-CP-700362   AGAINST BRENT KIKER

           LEGAL MALPRACT 2011 # 2010-CP-700362 AGAINST KIKER’S PARTNER MERRYFIELD…this led to their split as partners.

 

Case 2014-cp-0702011 judgement 799 against Brent Kiker

Case 2015-cp-0700290 same

Case 2015-cp-700848 same

 

Please add in: changed transcripts, blocked transcripts, changed or altered documents and evidence; exparte conversations; OC going into judge’s private area with you or your counsel

I also understand you cannot get transcripts, that the Clerk of Court is in charge of the court reporters in the court and she has told you verbally she will not give you the names of the court reporters.  Please write her a letter, certified mail, and ask her for the names of all court reporters and their contact information for every transcript you do not have, then report that to the FBI.

From Robin Thompson–the Missing and the Dead in the US–there has to be a connection

 

One woman who works on cold cases as a citizen volunteer has run across the following video in her work:

If you have a loved one who has gone missing and has worried frantically about them, not knowing if they are dead or alive–and all the police tell you is they probably got tired of living at home, or they ran away, or they live with friends now, and you get no sympathy or good advice, this video is a must watch.

The video explains that there are 80,000 reported missing people on any given date in the US, while at the time, coroners across the US receive 10,000 unidentified bodies each day.

There is no uniform approach or laws to help identify bodies.  Coroners and the police never interact.

In Illinois, while funeral directors must identify all physical damage to a body they receive, that report goes no where and is not shared with the police, even though funeral directors are mandated reporters of physical abuse.  These should be automatically shared via email with local police and it should remain part of police records.

Nursing homes are not supposed to drug the elderly and disabled. All persons who died in these facilities should receive a tox screen and there should be a mandatory report of all psych drugs and opiods to the coroner’s office and the funeral home and the body should be tox screened for abuse of these drugs at these facilities.  Too many of the elderly and disabled are drugged to death while food and water are withheld.  Just because these are the elderly and disabled and cannot speak for themselves, this is still murder of the worst sort.  Starvation and dehydration is not a painless way to die and besides these nursing homes and their staff have no rights to participate in murder.

JoAnne

From the Washington Post–a 73 year love story

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/we-were-lonely-lonely-when-we-were-apart-and-when-hed-come-home-it-was-just-heaven/2016/12/23/035b3468-c890-11e6-85b5-76616a33048d_story.html?utm_term=.2b0f090ed1a3

 

After a 73-year union, ailing couple finds two hospital beds pushed together offer the best comfort

December 23

For 73 years — through wars in Europe and Asia and civil rights battles at home, through the assassination of a president and the rise of rock-and-roll — they shared a bed.

He’d be gone sometimes, flying missions during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, but he always came back to her.

So now, as he lies in a hospital bed unable to say or do much, she lies beside him.

Like many hospitals, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, where retired Army Col. George Morris, 94, is receiving end-of-life care, allows family members to sleep in a patient’s room on a foldout couch. But for George’s wife, Eloise, 91, a cancer survivor who has suffered two broken hips and a broken shoulder, that would be hard.

So the hospital made a special exception when they admitted him this month: They admitted her as a patient, too — a “compassionate admission,” their doctor calls it. Standard rooms are normally private, but Eloise’s hospital bed was rolled in and pushed up against George’s — a final marriage berth for a husband and wife who met as teenagers in rural Kentucky in the late 1930s.

He spotted her first.

“I was a sophomore in high school and I’d gone to see a play in a country school,” said Eloise, sitting up in her reclining bed, a birdlike woman in oversize bifocals whose hair is hardly touched by gray. George rested in his bed beside her. “He saw me and went home and told his mother, ‘I just met the girl I’m going to marry.’ He said, ‘I looked her over real well and I couldn’t find anything wrong with her but one crooked tooth.’ ”

A movie date and a picnic followed. Eloise can’t recall the movie — she was too distracted by the thrill of holding his hand in the dark.

The picnic, however, was unforgettable.

“Here comes George and he had something in his hand with a crank on the end and I wondered what this was.” It was something she’d never seen before — a portable phonograph, and when he turned the crank it started playing “Sweet Eloise,” a popular song at the time. He turned that crank all afternoon. “Oh, I thought that was great.”

The town of Russell Springs, Ky., where she lived on a farm, was eight miles from Columbia, where he lived. He didn’t have a car, so he’d walk the distance to see her. By 15 she was wearing an engagement ring and had no doubts about what she was doing.

“He had thick eyebrows and devilish eyes, and I hadn’t seen any guys my way that good-
looking,” she said. “I thought that he was more intelligent than any man I’d ever met.”

They married and had two sons and a German shepherd who played outfield in family softball games. After stints in Tokyo and Alaska, they eventually settled in Annandale, Va.

Those legendary eyebrows are wispy now, the devilish eyes half-closed as he lies beside a tray of juice and apple sauce. But every now and then as she spoke he chimed in, his voice rising alongside hers like an echo.

“We had some lean times but some great times,” she said. “We didn’t have a lot of material things, but we could sure have a sweet time. There was lots of love around. George could always make me feel so protected.”

It was a stark contrast from her youth — her father left her mother before she was born, and she grew up an only child, helping her mother and grandparents tend to the sheep and cows and chickens.

As partners, the two complemented each other. “He was strong-willed. I don’t mean bossy-bossy. But his father would say, ‘Eloise knows how to make George think he’s boss.’ Some people might call that tricky, but I know how to keep people happy. I know how to keep George thinking that he’s making the decisions.”

Being married to an airman had its challenges. He took her up once in a P-51 Mustang fighter plane and it nearly killed her. “I couldn’t hear and I was very sick to my stomach. When he did the roll, that was fine, but when he did the loop, well, I kind of blacked out and my mouth opened and I just couldn’t stand it.”

George had a lot of friends who didn’t come back from the wars. During Vietnam, “he said one of the saddest things was when he brought the dead soldiers home — he said that was heartbreaking because they were so young.” He retired in the 1970s.

CONTENT FROM OPPENHEIMERFUNDS
But how do you really feel?
Regardless of party affiliation, gender and income level, most people are more optimistic than they think.

The secret to seven decades of love? “Be happy, whether you’re happy or not. Laugh.” Like they did the time they were posted somewhere new and they arrived before their belongings — including their sheets and pillows.

“We cut up the newspaper and put our heads on one duffle bag, and every time we moved, the paper in it would rattle and we laughed all night,” she said, grinning. “We really, really loved each other. We were lonely, lonely when we were apart, and when he’d come home, it was just heaven.”

Their sons have since died — the older one three or four years ago, the younger one several months ago — and most of their grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson live in other towns. Although they visit sometimes, it is mostly just the two of them.

Admitting Eloise so she could be with George was not a hard decision, said the couple’s doctor, U.S. Army Maj. Seth Dukes. “We take care of the people who’ve taken care of our country,” he said. “And we extend that to their loved ones.”

At this point, Dukes said, George is dealing with a combination of medical issues, and the goal is to keep him comfortable.

For Eloise, it’s hard to see him unable to talk or eat much. “The expression on his face has changed; his eyes just look fixed,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking to see somebody lose everything, especially the days that he doesn’t know me.”

But her presence seems to comfort him. “He talks in his sleep, and when he starts I just put my hand on his and he stops.” And during the day, she talks to him. “Even though I don’t know if he can hear me, I always thank him for looking after me so well.”

An aide peeked in. Eloise seemed tired. So she did what comes most naturally: She lay down beside her husband and reached for him, their hands now mottled and roped with veins, but their fingers still knowing how to intertwine.

From Facebook–Has anyone seen Karen Federighi?

She has not posted anything on Facebook for a while and it is feared she is now in a locked down facility being drugged, which she had feared all along.

She was guardianized, but still publishing on FB, crying out for help.  The authorities did not help her, but a fictitious guardianship continued, with her posts confirming she was of sound mind and afraid for her life.

She was being held in a hotel with someone from the court monitoring her.  While she had a cell phone, some money from pawning jewelry, etc., the court was giving her no money for food.  This is common in guardianships.

She was continually looking for someone to intervene and get her out.

If you have any information on her plight, please contact me so we can let her loved ones on FB know.  If you know where she is, please have her call me 773 255 7608 so I can confirm she is okay.  I can probably get some people to go over to where ever she is being held to check on her, or request the police do a wellness check.

Sadly, there is no system to intervene and help those in these false guardianships

JoAnne

Christmas and Holiday Blessings for those that are court ordered away from loved ones–in probate and in family court

A major reason I was suspended from law is because this blog writes the truth.  I have seen far tooo many people ripped from their loved one because of a psychopathic guardian or ex partner.  Gloria Sykes saw her mother a handful of times during a 5 year abusive guardianship. The GALs continue to deny their highly abusive behavior to this day and have never apologized to Gloria, nor has the Guardian, her sister. That is horrid.

Randy Robinson, due to the nefarious activities of GAL Mary Robinson is highly unlikely to see his mother, though they both love one another greatly, they are isolated from one another unfairly and without remorse from either Mary Robinson or the court.

Alan Frake has been separated from his father by the court appointed lawyers and GAL and the court. Again, no remorse, and worse yet, Alan Frake has been the subject of illegal and tortuous psychotropic drugging and neither the GAL nor the court appointed attorneys seem to care.  My view of the bench is that it was a love fest between the judge and the attorneys and the judge routinely used a rubber stamp to deny this family their civil and human rights.

Barbara Stone also comes to mind with the huge separation between her and her beloved mother. When she protested, corrupt Judge Michael Genden put an ankle bracelet or two on her legs.  Nonetheless, she continued to fight for her mom’s rights, despite all odds, until they threatened to kill off her mother if she persisted.  I do not want to be in that courtroom the day her mother passes, but I can tell you that Barbara Stone is a veracious fighter for human and civil rights and there will be a flurry of pleadings from her.

I know others have written me crying about abusive Guardians, separating parent from child, abusing the parent in a probate proceeding or guardianship, and other parents have called me crying they cannot see a beloved child because of falsified Protective Orders from a psychopathic parent. When will the courts start testing for psychopathy of our politicians, and political appointees and their minions (Larkin, Opryszek, Smart), and the GALs that abuse and destroy lives, and the judges.  How hard is a PET brain scan for psychopathy.  The ARDC and bar licensing authorities pretend they have rigorous screening, but this test is not even mentioned before any professional gets a license and all should be tested–politicians, judges, lawyers, nurses, teachers, police–all control the lives of others and psychopaths are drawn to wealth, power and control.

The difference between an MRI and a PET scan is that markers are used to see how the brain processes glucose–the food of the brain.  In normal people, they use all parts of the brain for love, kindness, tenderness, sympathy, empathy, guilt and remorse.  In a psychopathic brain scan, no nutrients are delivered to these areas because they are not used.  A psychopath typically has a flat affect and little emotion.  However, they do feel slight better when they see war, torture, humiliation, violence, deviant sex, bullying and nastiness.

Why aren’t we demanding routine tests for this and getting the psychopaths out of positions of power and control?

But I want everyone to know I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I continue to pray for and help all court corruption victims.  I see the files unconstitutionally sealed, the changed transcripts, the changed docket sheets, the file tampering, and worst of the lot is the fact that your average lawyer will not speak out and help people for low cost or free people that experience corruption in the court.

I believe we all have a duty to speak out.  I took my bar oath of office seriously.  I don’t think I am a saint, a hero or anything special.  I just think I am doing my job the way it ought to be done.  Now where are the rest of Illinois’ 83,000 lawyers speaking out on these topics?  Where are there blogs.  I see court corruption victims going to lawyer after lawyer after lawyer and no one tells them about corruption. I don’t believe there is a single CLE class anywhere on corruption in the court system, although it’s a major factor in the public distrust of judges, lawyers and the legal system.

Greylord is not dead.  It never went away. It continues to fester.

We need better lawyers and judges.  We have reached a crisis in the court system.  No one is fooled any longer.

We need more blogs and books. You want to start a court corruption blog or court victim blog, I’d be glad to help you. You want me to help you with a book on corruption in the courts, just ask.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas even though you can’t see your loved ones this holiday season due to corruption in the courts.

I pray the elderly and disabled are not tortured with illegal drugging with psychotropic drugs which have no place in nursing homes or group homes.

I am here for you all.

JoAnne

From Ken Ditkowsky and the GA Supreme Court–Lawyer’s wife steals $2 million and Court recommends reprimand

But if I publish this article on my blog, according to Mr. Larkin, head Administrator of the Illinois. Atty. Registration Commission, that deserves a 3 year suspension for me and a 4 year suspension for Ken Ditkowsky:

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Every single person I have talked to believes that this blog is protected by the First Amendment.  They are shocked to learn that when an attorney speaks out against corruption–a team of nasty lawyers–Larkin, Opryszek and Smart will hound you, harass you and then ask to have you disbarred.

I help people now spot and report corruption in their cases to the FBI and states attorney. They have mostly all been through the grist mill of Circuit Court in Cook County and will readily confirm that there are some very serious problems in the court system with judges issuing orders not in accordance with the law, and lying, sleazy lawyers who will say anything in court just to get a win.

I have had one probate attorney tell me “he always wins.”  I asked him if that was an admission of case fixing and never got a response.

So this article is for Mr. Larkin and his crew-Opryszek and Smart who say that my blog is like “yelling fire in a crowded theater” and my response is, yes, but it has to be filled with lying, crooked judges and attorneys and the police announce a raid on honesty.

Now for the article highlights:

The Supreme Court of Georgia issued the following disciplinary decision on December 15:

In the Supreme Court of Georgia
Decided: December 15, 2016
S16Y0825. IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL ANTHONY EDDINGS.
PER CURIAM.

This disciplinary matter is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation of the Review Panel recommending that Michael Anthony Eddings (“Eddings”) (State Bar No. 238751) be disbarred for several violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct arising out of the theft of $2.3 million from his law firm’s trust account by his wife (now ex wife), Sonya Eddings (“Sonya”), while she was the law firm’s financial manager. Eddings, in response, contends that a public reprimand or suspension is more appropriate under the circumstances, as Eddings did not participate in the theft and was unaware of Sonya’s wrongful actions. After a review of the extensive record and detailed fact finding provided by the special master, Katherine L. McArthur, we reject the Review Panel’s recommendation that Eddings be disbarred, and we agree with Eddings that a public reprimand is the more appropriate level of discipline to impose in this case.

The special master and Review Panel contend that Eddings violated Rules

1.15 (I) (c) and 1.15 (II) (b) and Rule 5.3 (a) and (b) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct found in Bar Rule 4 102 (d), based on the following facts: Eddings, who was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2002 and initially worked for a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm, opened his own practice in 2003, the Law Office of Michael Eddings, PC (“the Firm”), concentrating in real estate law. Sonya served as the Firm’s financial manager. Sonya had a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in business administration, and substantial work experience in banking, including seven years with Columbus Bank & Trust/Synovus (“CB&T”), which was also the Firm’s financial institution.

In 2006, Eddings and Sonya established Eddings Holdings for the purchasing and holding of a franchise of The Coffee Beanery with two stores. Sonya handled all of the operations related to the franchise, and told Eddings, falsely, that the franchise was breaking even. However, in March 2007, without telling Eddings, Sonya began diverting money from the Firm’s IOLTA account to cover losses from the franchise. Between 2007 and October 2011, she stole over $2.3 million.

The record shows that Sonya used her inside knowledge of CB&T’s technology and technological vulnerabilities to accomplish the theft. Because she had been a top professional at CB&T, the bank did not question her as closely as others might have been questioned when questions arose about the Firm’s accounts. For example, just before Sonya’s scheme came to light, she admitted to a CB&T employee that she had created a fake wire confirmation to present to a client, but claimed she did so because she had not sent the wire transfer when she should have. The CB&T employee accepted this explanation and did not inform Eddings.

Although Eddings and Sonya had monthly financial meetings to review the Firm’s account reconciliations, Sonya presented bank statements that she had altered to remove any negative balance information. Additionally, over the course of Sonya’s criminal activities, CB&T, without notice to Eddings, ceased providing notifications of overdrafts and placed the Firm’s IOLTA account on automatic overdraft protection. As a result, CB&T provided notice to the State Bar on only a few of the multiple times the IOLTA account was overdrawn . On four occasions, Sonya also intercepted letters from the Bar’s Trust Account Overdraft Notification Coordinator regarding checks presented against insufficient funds in the Firm’s IOLTA account, and responded, to the Bar’s satisfaction, without Eddings’ knowledge or consent. When Eddings did receive information about minor irregularities during this time, Sonya was able to resolve or explain the issues to his satisfaction. And, when Eddings subsequently instituted new firm policies to address the issues, Sonya simply increased her level of deception to get around the new policies.

Finally, in October 2011, after a late payoff, the Firm’s title insurance company conducted an audit which showed that between October 2007 and October 2011, the Firm’s IOLTA account had a negative balance 50 times. Sonya then admitted her wrongdoing, and CB&T seized the Firm’s funds and closed the Firm’s accounts. The Firm’s insurance company provided coverage for most of the losses; however, the parties agree that $65,618.22 in losses to clients and mortgage holders remains uncompensated.

The special master also found that there was no evidence that the money that was diverted went anywhere except the account of Eddings Holdings to run or cover losses for the coffee shops, finding that there was no evidence that the diverted funds went to pay personal bills or expenses for Eddings or Sonya, that there was no evidence presented that Eddings’ lifestyle was one that could not have been maintained based on his own income, and that there was no evidence that Eddings was aware of the transfers from the Firm’s account to the Eddings Holdings account. The special master found by clear and convincing evidence that Eddings did not know of the diversion of funds from the trust account by Sonya between 2007 and 2011, and therefore, that he had not knowingly violated the Rules. Nevertheless, the special master concluded that Eddings’ failure to supervise Sonya and his failure to maintain his trust account constituted violations of Rules 1.15 (I) (c) and 1.15 (II) (b) and Rule 5.3 (a) and (b). For the reasons that follow, while we agree that Eddings violated Rules 1.15 (I) (c) and 1.15 (II) (b), we do not agree with the special master’s conclusion that Eddings violated Rule 5.3 (a) and (b).

In this regard, the facts here point to the conclusion that Eddings was the victim of an elaborate con perpetrated by his wife, Sonya–a con that even bank officials unwittingly helped Sonya commit and in one case even helped her cover up–and not the conclusion that it was unreasonable for Eddings not to have done anything more to have prevented Sonya from misappropriating the funds that she stole. Eddings reviewed bank statements from CB&T, but had no reason to believe that Sonya had altered them; received information from an audit in February 2010 that did not find any suspected embezzlement activity; was unaware of correspondence that Sonya had deliberately intercepted to ensure that her deceit would not be discovered; and, even when Eddings implemented new office procedures in November 2010 in an effort to prevent future account irregularities and make sure that all wire transfers would be made properly, Sonya was able to use her banking skills and relationships to circumvent these policies (and even convince bank officials to hide from Eddings the fact that she had created a fake wire transfer in connection with one of the law firm’s real estate closings). Sonya was so convincing in her con that no one from CB&T believed that any deceit was occurring, let alone to the tune of $2.3 million, and Eddings was given no information upon which to base a reasonable belief that any deceit was occurring. Indeed, no one discovered Sonya’s deception until October 27, 2011, when Sonya herself confessed in writing during the audit by First American Title Insurance Company that she had been misappropriating funds from the law firm’s trust account since 2007. In short, none of the activity here shows the type of misconduct on the attorney’s part that this Court would generally look for to justify a suspension from the practice of law. See, e.g., In the Matter of Jones, 280 Ga. 302 (627 SE2d 24) (2006).

Additionally, as the special master noted, this is not a case where Eddings should have noticed a change in his lifestyle or that of his wife. To the contrary, Sonya diverted money from the IOLTA account to cover losses from the two coffee shops that she operated independently from Eddings and that she was eventually forced to close. Eddings had no knowledge that the coffee shops were failing.

Based on the above, the special master has not provided any solid reasoning to support the conclusion that Eddings violated Rule 5.3 (a) and (b) relating to his duty to make reasonable efforts to supervise Sonya under the facts of this case. Eddings therefore cannot be disciplined for any alleged violation of this Rule. Specifically, Rule 5.3 (a) and (b) provides that:

With respect to a nonlawyer employed or retained by or associated with a lawyer . . . a lawyer who … possesses managerial authority in a law firm[] shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the firm has in effect measures giving reasonable assurance that the person’s conduct is compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer; [and] a lawyer having direct supervisory authority over the nonlawyer shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the person’s conduct is compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer.  (Click to Continue)

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Supreme Court Orders Public Reprimand of Lawyer Whose Wife Stole $2M From Firm Account