Gloria’s open letter to the ARDC regarding Peter Schmeidel, an Illinois attorney

To Whom It May Concern at the ARDC,

Today is a red-letter day for me, a day where it is clear in my head, that the ARDC has empowered and therefore sanctions violations of the Professional Codes of Conducts (for attorneys) but also, empowers attorneys of its liking to perpetrate crimes against innocents for financial gain. Case and point.  In February/March 2010 I wrote my first complaint against attorney Peter Schmiedel and provided the ARDC with a transcript, in full, that in any true court of law, would be enough evidence to prosecute: however, in this case, I heard nothing from the ARDC.  I filed numerous other complaint against attorney Peter Schmiedel, and again, provided the ARDC with verified court transcripts: I received a letter from the ARDC with a copy of a response letter written by Peter Schmiedel’s attorney (I believe the same man who is representing him in the Adversary proceedings in my Chapter 11) and he used words like “baseless”, “malicious”, et al.  The ARDC apparently did not investigate and instead, because Peter Schmiedel’s counsel said the allegations against him based on verified court documents (actual quotes spewing out of SChmiedel’s mouth of fraud on the court, et al) are “baseless”, “unfounded” and “malicious”, the ARDC dripped the complaint and empowered Peter Schmiedel to continue his agenda: to robe me blind, render me penniless and homeless, in order to financially benefit (the only way he would get paid) and to accomplish this, Peter Schmiedel used a 93-year-old woman as his pawn. So filing this complaint and citing all of the violations would, to most, appear useless and a waste of my time. However, attorney Peter Schmiedel may have his ‘buddies’ at the ARDC protecting him as he continues to rind in to courtroom after courtroom on his Trogan Horse, filled with misrepresentations of the facts, malicious lies and fraud on the court (again for his own financial gain) but sooner or later, all of us innocents who seek protections from the ARDC, one ARDC agent will stand up to the political elite and corruption and say, “No, you can’t do that”.  No, attorney Peter Schmiedel you cannot orchestrate the sale of my mother’s property and the looting of her estate with your trickery and in doing so, lie to the sickly Judge Garber knowing that your client is not the trustee of the Mary G. Sykes trust — and evict me from my HOmestead and then reinforce your threats against me (that you will do whatever you need to do to steal all my assets and property–the ARDC has that email, too) and now help your client Carolyn Toerpe steal all of my personal property and work product (for your personal and financial gain) and silence me.
Yep, attorney Peter Schmiedel told Judge Garber that his client had a right to my Mother’s home because my Mother wanted a 50/50 split, “My client,” Schmiedel said about Carolyn Toerpe, “gets the White house and Gloria get’s the Brown house”.  However, mother is still alive, and Mother authored a verified petitoin for an order of protection naming Carolyn Toerpe and her wishes are that Toepre cannot have possession of the so called White House and she cannot enter the White House.  Suffice to say, not only has Peter Schmiedel lied to the Court and recently got possession of the White House, he has instructed his client to prevent me from removing any of my personal and professional property and seized all of my work product, as well as all confidential legal documents needed to litigate in the Federal Courts.  Furthermore, Peter Schmiedel hired Dr. Geoff Shaw to testify that my mother was “incompetent” on a specific date in October 2008 in order for Peter Schmiedel to  steal over $200,000 of my money. Finally, and remember, other than the recent complaint about Peter Schmiedel prohibiting me from safely packing and removing all of my property, property that is part of my bankruptcy estate, he has also influence the court to take control of my home (that was under construction) and sell that home, using one of his friends as a Commissioner, and without proper notice or summons, sell the property and take all of the remaining money again, for his or his buddies, Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern’s personal gain.
Attorney Peter Schmiedel being the band leader obviously feels protected and that the ARDC, having read the court transcripts that testify to all of the violations of the professional code of ethics, et al, apparently sanction all of this malicious, retaliatory behavior of attorney Peter Schmiedel.  To not only lay people but all other attorneys I’ve talked to, they say the same thing: attorney Peter Schmiedel has obstructed justice and continues to obstruct justice for his own personal financial gain.  Why am I filing this complaint, just because I pray that one person at the ARDC will do the right thing and have Peter Schmiedel investigated for fraud, financial exploitation, thievery (unauthorized control of property), influencing a judge with ex parte communications (seen him often walk out from Judge Stuart’s chambers right before the Sykes case is called and then rulings always in his favor); attorney Peter Schmiedel is so empowered by the ARDC that he has spit on Lady Justice as if she is trash, and then laughed loud… because he can.
I have met evil in my lifetime.  I was the first journalist to interview serial killerJohn Wayne Gacy and the first to ask the question of the Board of Education: “Why, after numerous complaints against Mr. Gacy, did you allow him to continue the work-study program in his home”?  “Why did 21 teenage boys have to be drugged, sodomized, murdered and cut up before the political elite request an investigation of Gacy”?  The answer did not come easy for the spokesperson.  “*** because the complaints we received, and the stories we heard, were unbelievable”.  Yes, mother’s calling the board of education and reporting that John Wayne Gacy was ‘queer’ or had “tried to” get push marijuana on ***, or “the last place” Gregory Godzik was known to be was John Wayne Gacy’s home —-   Killer Gacy used the same words, “It’s a malicious attack on my good name” he told the media.  “The complaints are unfounded” he told the police.   The police, the board of Education, and his neighbors believed him.
I was there as the bodies were exhumed from the killer Clown’s home. I was there at the STates ATtorney’s office and did the first interview with killer Gacy. . I looked into John Wayne Gacy’s black holes for eyes and soon after, reported, “John Wayne Gacy is to clever to be insane….”  It was y first big story and remembering every money as I do, I know that had the law enforcement or the Chicago Board of Education followed up on one complaint, many teenage boys would be alive today, including Gregory Godzik.  Similar, if one person at the ARDC just did their job, the life of my mother would e saved and in saving my mother and sanctioning and disbarring attorneys like Peter Schmiedel, the lives of hundreds of elders and disabled people will be saved.  Yes Greg, who I was assigned to interview his parents, lived three blocks from me on Avondale: I couldn’t save his life in reporting the story, but I’ll be damned if I won’t do what needs to be done to save my Mother’s (and my) life.  Attorney Peter Schmiedel has orally threatened my life.
Attorney Peter Schemidel is very clever. I’m certain, like the serial killer Gacy, Peter Schmiedel will simply reply to this complaint using words like “baseless”, “unfounded” and “malicious” and the ARDC will simply ignore or cover up.   So my question to the ARDC is how many lives will be destroyed before attorney Peter Schmiedel will be brought to justice, sanctioned and disbarred?
So here is yet another complaint against attorney Peter Schmiedel who I equate as a John Wayne Gacy serial killer with a Hitler mentality: a man in need of power, control and the thirst for money and will do anything — even against the law — until he prevails.  I guess I should be happy if you do anything, please TELL him to make my Homestead accessible so I can safely pack and in remove my property and stop obstructing justice.
But instead, the ARDC is going after good, decent people who also happen to be attorneys such as Kenneth Ditkowsky, a man my mother, Mary G. Sykes trusts and respects.    I rest my case,
Submitted,
Gloria Jean Sykes

I swear to the above information being true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and will testify to the same given the opportunity. This is being faxed electronically. I give permission to re-publich on the internet or any media outlet.

Gloria Jean Sykes 
Bon Ami Productions, Inc. 
773.910-3310(cell)
773.631-9262 (fax and office line)
Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all?

From Ken Ditkowsky–a letter to the Department of Justice

Hot off the presses, KD has just sent me his latest request to authorities for an investigation of the Sykes case.
But it’s 26 pages of PDF so it won’t fit here.
This is a Google Documents public file, so it’s easy to view, read and download.
The attachments are (in case you have not yet seen these):
1. Memorandum of Ex parte communication by Cynthia Farenga to Judge Hollis, ND Ill. BK
2.  KD Letter to ARDC dated 3/29/12
3.  Exhibit 1:  Farenga’s actual letter to Judge Hollis (accuses KD of ghostwriting pleadings for Gloria when in fact Tim Lahrman, a layperson and friend wrote the document.  further accuses KD of improperly filing Gloria’s BK pleadings for her when the rules allow for it)
4.  Gloria’s email expressing concerns CF wants to dismiss Gloria’s BK and CF got the BK changed to Chapter 11.
5.  Counsel for Carolyn Toerpe “tells” the court which doctor to hire (presumably to sandbag a finding of incompetence).  The doctor is clearly not independent.
6.  Mary Sykes’ letter to her attorney telling him she wants to make up her own mind and she wants everything split between her daughters 50/50.  Carolyn took her mother to this attorney to get Mary’s will changed and to benefit from the will in that she would get Mary’s house 100% upon her death.
7.  Carolyn Toerpe signed the Doctor’s report “Carolyn Toerpe, PhD”, when in fact she holds no PhD
8.  Dr. Patel’s letter that he would not sign a document saying Mary is incompetent.  In fact he says she knows her mind but has some poor recall of past events.
8.  Petition for Order of Protection against Carolyn (Petition was never heard and was ignored by the Probate Court–directly contrary to Illinois Law which prohibits the Respondent in a Petition for Protective order to seek Guardianship–of anyone).
9.  Copy of trust wherein house is put in trust and Carolyn takes the house entirely upon the death of Mary via the terms of this Trust.  Trust is invalid under statute of uses because Trustor and Trustee are the same–Mary G. Sykes.  CT has been asserting the Trust is valid, when in fact it is not.
10.  Next of Friends Lawsuit filed in ND Ill. Federal court–Complaint
11.  Transcript of August 13, 2010 wherein Judge Connors asserts that she can invalidate any judgment anytime she wants.  She tells the GAL’s they do not have to follow sec 1401 procedure and file in the other judge’s courtroom to attack the Lumberman’s judgment.
12.  Letter from Gloria to Rehab Assist–$1800 for consulting with 2 GAL’s and lying about spoiled food in the refrigerator, when in fact Mary was sick at Carolyn’s, lost 10 lbs or 10% of her body weight and Rehab Assist never reported that.
13.  Lumberman’s affidavit from Gloria’s Lumerberman’s attorneys.
14. Scott Evan’s ARDC affidavit attesting to what KD said is in fact true and accurate regarding her case.
15.  Gloria’s Affidavit to the ARDC that what KD reported is in fact true and accurate–it lists numerous breaches of ethics, court procedures, safeguards and basically it tells a story of how Mary G “had” to be found incompetent, her house sold, so CF, AS, CT and her attorneys might profit from this evil cabal.  Disgusting.
If you are interested in reviewing any of these documents, they are now public.
thanks
JoAnne

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all?

Posted by at 5:12 PM

A Twofer today–Great Response from Gloria

From the Desk of Gloria Jean Sykes

March 30, 2012

Honorable Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge                                                                        Via Fax 312-603-6787

Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan

Presiding Probate Judge                                                Via  fax 312-603-6721
Circuit Court of Cook County
50 W. Washington Street, Suite 2600
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-6000

Dear Chief Judge Evans and Judge Coghlan,

What is clearly apparent is that Officers of the Court, specific to Guardian ad Litem, Cynthia Farenga in this instance, is able to do whatever she wants with no oversight or reprimand: Farenga started her assault on my mother, Mary G. Sykes, and on my good reputation and our Civil and Human Rights on August 26, 2009 and in influencing Judge Connors, Judge Cicerio, Judge Flemming, and now Judge Jane Louise Stuart, she has managed to strip both my mother and me of all of our assets, properties,  Homestead and soon, the home I own and was in the process of rebuilding. She told me that she would render me penniless, homeless and silence me from speaking out against Court Sanctioned Elder Abuse in order to protect and save my mother, Mary G. Sykes, and it is as evident as the nose on my face, that Cynthia Farenga, under the color of her office, has been able to accomplish everything she set out to do.  Cynthia Farenga is ruthless, and even involves her husband, Michael Crawley who served fradulant papers on my financial adviser and illegally obtain confidential financial documents, not only on me, but third parties.   That Farenga, along with GAL Adam Stern and Peter Schmiedel participated in many illegal process services (I was also served with a Pizza Flyer) and then presented letters from the so called ‘process server’ to court stating that the service was proper and successful, knowing that it was not, and then, convinced the Court that there was a ‘judgement’ against me and proper and verified filing of a Citation to Discover Assets – and then I was chained to a metal chair with handcuffs, my freedoms threatened, et al (you know the facts already), and most recently, the Court instructed Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga to make certain that I have access to and am able to visit with my mother, Mary G. Sykes, and the Court order endered has nothing said about such instructions – and it’s been almost one years since I have been able to speak to or visit with my mother, the Elder Abuse and financial exploitation perpetrated by officers of the court MUST BE STOPPED.  That Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern are not only DEFENDANTS in the U.S. District Court ADA complaint, but also in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court adversary complaints, this retaliation against me MUST STOP too.

That this morning there is to be a status proceeding whereby Carolyn Toerpe will present her financial statement/accounting/inventory of Mary G. Sykes’ assets: I cannot be present, but it never mattered because I’ve always objected and filed evidence of fraud, the Probate judges have repeatedly approved the glaring financial exploitation and fraud! I faxed a letter to the court yesterday stating that I would not be in Court due to a conflicting schedule and that I do not waved my rights to object.  Cynthia Farenga was copied and her response is as follows:

Cynthia GAL

To GLORIA Jean SYKES, Lucinda, pschmiedel@fischelkahn.com, sternlaw@ameritech.net

Gloria,

I have written confirmation of asking you twice in the past few days for your mailing address. No reply. Further, you continue to serve us frequently by email. Do what you want, but I plan to oppose your request for more time given your continual manipulation of the system. Now go call a press conference about how mean everyone is to you.

Let me remind this court that I have had the same address since 1998: that it is because of the actions of Cynthia Farenga, Adam Stern and Peter Schmiedel that in fact, I have been rendered penniless and now homeless, and shortly, Judge Jane Louise Stuart will comply with their requests to sell my property of which all acts are criminal – serious violations of the Bankruptcy stays – and done willfully and with intent in retaliation to silence me from speaking out.  The only person ‘manipul[ing] the system’ is Cynthia Farenga.  Most recently, as a Defendant in the Bankruptcy Adversary proceedings, she wrote an ex parte letter to Judge Hollis in another attempt to influence a Judge and prejudice the court.

To conclude, I have filed motions to have Cynthia Farenga (and Adam Stern) removed from this case as Guardian Ad Litem and each time, my requests and requests of ‘next-friends’ have been ignored and motions dismissed.  In light of the persuasive and recent rulings from the CT State Supreme Court in and regarding Daniel Gross Et Al, v. M. Jodi Rell Et Al, SC 18548, Justice Rogers opinioned,

“This case comes before us upon our acceptance of certified questions of law from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit pursuant to General Statutes § 51-199b (d).1 The certified questions are: (1) Under Connecticut law, does absolute quasi-judicial immunity extend to conservators appointed by the Connecticut Probate Court?; (2) Under Connecticut law, does absolute quasi-judicial immunity extend to attorneys appointed to represent respondents in conservatorship proceedings or to attorneys appointed to represent conservatees?; and (3) What is the role of conservators, court-appointed attorneys for conservatees, and nursing homes in the Connecticut probate court system, in light of the six factors for determining quasi-judicial immunity outlined in Cleavinger v. Saxner, 474 U.S. 193, 201–202, 106 S. Ct. 496, 88 L. Ed. 2d 507 (1985). We conclude that: (1) absolute quasi-judicial immunity extends to a conservator appointed by the Probate Court only when the conservator is executing an order of the Probate Court or the conservator’s actions are ratified by the Probate Court; (2) absolute quasi-judicial immunity does not extend to attorneys appointed to represent respondents in conservatorship proceedings or conservatees; and (3) our analysis of the first and second certified questions is responsive to the third certified question as it relates to the roles of conservators and court-appointed attorneys; with respect to nursing homes caring for conservatees, we conclude that their function does not entitle them to quasi-judicial immunity under any circum- stances.”

The job of a Guardian Ad Litem/lawyer appointed by the probate court is to report, not destroy lives for their own financial benefit.  In the above, long-running civil rights case Daniel Gross, the Justices ruled that court-appointed lawyers do not have immunity from lawsuits if they abuse their clients.  I have many emails from Cynthia Farenga stating that Mary G. Sykes is her ‘client’. The Judtices also ruled, in a divided opinion, that conservators/guardians have limited immunity.   The ruling is far-reaching with implications for our troubled probate court system:  attorneys such as Cynthia Farenga—and to a lessor extent, Carolyn Toerpe who is a named abuser/respondent to a petition for a protective order and also appointed plenary Guardian over Mary G. Sykes and over Mary G. Sykes’ objections—cannot ignore the wishes of a client/ward.

For case number 2009 P 4585, In Re. the Estate of Mary G. Sykes, where the requirements of Sodini have NEVER been met, this has huge implications because Cynthia Farenga openly IGNORES THE WISHES OF MARY. G. SYKES.  My mother may be 93 years old, but she had the same rights as the rest of us….  Cynthia Farenga has perpetrated many crimes against not only my mother, but also all people my mother loves and trusts.  Aunt Yo, who is almost 83, perhaps is suffering as much as my mother (Mary G. Sykes is drugged, isolated, medically and socially neglected, and financially exploited with the knowledge of and the help from GAL Cynthia Farenga.)

And so do I have rights.  Therefore, Judge Evans I ask you one more time to have the Sykes case investigated by the States Attorneys Office: to stop GAL’s Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern from this on-going retaliation and open violations of both my mother’s and my Civil Rights, Bill of Rights, Illinois and United States Constitutions.

Today’s proceedings needs to be continued and I demand proper notice, service, et al before this court has any jurisdiction. That said, why are there two guardian ad litems at all, or still on this case?

My mother is being robbed of the humanity at the end of her life.  Mary G. Sykes is being used as a pawn: Cynthia Farenga, Adam Stern, Carolyn Toerpe, Peter Schmiedel, et al, have simply ignored her and in order to silence her, Mary G. Sykes is isolated in the home of a named abuser/respondent to a petition for a protective order where my mother asked the Domestic Violence Court to protect her from Carolyn Toepre.  Farenga, Stern, and Toerpe were able to thwart the hearing on the order of protection and instead agreed to a guardianship – even though Mary G. Sykes objected, and objected and objected again.  You have copies of the hand-written letters, the links to the digital recordings published on YouTube, and you’ve also received letters from National advocacy groups.  In retaliation, I have been targeted.  I will not be silenced.  As I have said, no devil in hell or person in spirit will stop me from saving my life and protecting my properties in order to save the life of my mother Mary G. Sykes.

This is my mother’s life and hard earned money/property wealth.  This is my life and my hard earned money, property and wealth.  My mother has civil and human rights. I have human and civil rights. This is also the United States of America not Hitler’s Germany.

I am humbly at loss for words.

You can change all of this. Daniel Gross passed before the CT State Supreme Court opinioned, but his legacy is a powerful one and lasting:  if you are old and disabled, probate court can no longer take advantage of you – for the financial gain of lawyers appointed as officers of the court.  Cynthia Farenga should be sanctioned and upon your recommendation, removed from the Sykes case and investigated by the ARDC immediately.  Your immediate attention is much appreciated.

Healthy Regards,

Gloria Jean Sykes

773-910-3310

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
PS – This blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings or documents in court without checking with the sources for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.  Sorry, but portions of this blog have to be entertaining so we can get the word out.  There is most certainly a great deal of (stinging) truth in it, esp. for the GAL’s, the probate court and a society that ignores (thereby condoning) the sleazy world of probate, and in particular the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, but everyone needs to understand, these are not pleadings, there is no Motion, Response and Reply set by any court, together with extended legal argument recorded by a court reporter and subject to a Motion to Reconsider if errors or new evidence is found.  So don’t take it that way.  Like a good reporter, do your own due diligence and check with the sources first.  Honestly, I have to explain blogs to attorneys?  Have they no life? Do they not know how to email me or use the “comments” section at all? Yikes, that’s scary.

Cynthia Farenga writes a letter, and what she doesn’t know, cuz she didn’t check facts first…..it turns out to be hilarious!

Friday, March 30, 2012

From JD, the blogmeister for Sykes Probate:
This is a letter apparently CF wrote to Judge Hollis who is Gloria’s bankruptcy judge and got Gloria a copy like 10 days later.  That was nice.  Now for those of you that do not know this, one party is NOT supposed to write to the court without sending a copy to all parties that have appeared in the case.  That’s an unfair and unethical exparte communication.  CF’s excuse is, she doesn’t know Gloria’s right address.  What?  CF renders Gloria penniless and homeless, a couch surfer,and now CF can’t properly serve Gloria to send a letter to the judge?  Isn’t that CF’s problem? In any case, Gloria is apparently a couch surfer and is homeless, but has internet and efax, but CF can’t be bothered with that.  Gloria is pro se so there’s a lot more laxity with court rules for her.
Second funny part is the complaint CF has.  In case you didn’t know, in federal court the parties are supposed to disclose to the court if they hired an atty ghostwriter.  Now, CF assumes that KD wrote the pleading she is complaining about that is “professionally drafted”.  Another teeheetee on her.  Turns out it was written by one of Gloria’s friends, the highly talented and behind the scenes friend of Gloria, Mr. Tim Lahrman.  I don’t think Mr. Lahrman even has any college, let alone a law degree or bar admission.  But I emailed him, and he thanks CF for her honorable accusation of the pleading being drafted by a lawyer and then used in BK court.  I haven’t checked to see if that’s true it has been used in BK court, but anyone can write me with the document number if it was in fact actually used.  Tim works tirelessly as an untrained and rogue guardian advocate for victims of probate abuse across the country.  He is a saint and an angel.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, we have had our quarrels, but he should know this.
And as for CF, you might want to check the facts before you write annoying letters.  I said the pleading only CAME from KD, he actually got it from Tim, who drafted the thing.  You could have ASKED before you drafted up this piece of untrue junk.
And finally, while the ABA has published several articles on pro se parties and their hired attorneys having to inform the court if their pleadings were drafted by a professional, there is no such requirement in Illinois state court, nor is there any requirement that a pro se litigant disclose the writings and musings they find on a blog!  A blog is public, anyone can use the contents, (if not a copyright issue), but legal documents and forms cannot be copyrighted.  That’s right, the work product of lawyers is specifically excluded from copyright law.
Now for the junky patently untrue letter.
Cynthia R. Farenga/ Attorney at Law/ 1601 Sherman #200/ Evanston, Il 60201/
Ph.    847.475.1300 / fax 847.866.8885 / cfarenga@comcast.net
March 19, 2012
Hon.  Pamela  Hollis
U. S Bankruptcy Court
219 S. Dearborn #644
Chicago, Il 60604
Re: Kenneth Ditkowsky involvement in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case  No. 11 B 39831 Gloria Jean Sykes Debtor in Possession
Dear Judge Hollis:
I am one of the Guardians ad Litem for Mary G. Sykes in her guardianship estate captioned “Mary G. Sykes, a disabled person”, which is administered in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. My involvement in this matter is as one of several defendants in Gloria Jean Sykes  v. Toerpe et al, Adversary proceeding No. 11-02689.
Several court appearances ago, the Court expressed concern as to whether attorney Kenneth Ditkowsky was representing Ms. Sykes in her bankruptcy. She was initially represented by Jeffrey Esser, who was given leave to withdraw. Thereafter, her pleadings state she is filing pro se, including in the relevant document, “Memorandum of Gloria Sykes,”  which has been published o n the marygsykes.blogspot.com website.  As I recall, the Court’s concern arose from the use of Mr. Ditkowsky’s federal electronic filing account to file one of Ms. Sykes’ pleadings. The Court directed Mr. Ditkowsky to appear before the Court to describe his involvement, if any, in the bankruptcy case. He stated that he was not involved at all in representing  Ms. Sykes in the instant matter.  At that time, the Court asked to be notified if contrary information s was discovered about Mr. Ditkowsky’s involvement in Gloria Sykes’ bankruptcy case. The Court admonished him as to the possible loss of his electronic filing privileges if he had misrepresented his involvement in the case.
It has come to my attention that Mr. Ditkowsky may have authored significant portions of Ms. Sykes’ bankruptcy pleading, “Memorandum of Gloria Sykes.” `As I am not authorized to investigate this matter,  I have enclosed copies of the blog posts,  which I think can reasonably be interpreted to suggest Mr. Ditkowsky’s involvement.  I am not sure how to bring the matter to the Court’s attention other than by this letter, (a copy of which has been sent to Gloria Sykes).
To explain the connection between the two relevant blogs on which the Memorandum is discussed/posted:  attorney JoAnne Denison established two blogs relating to Mary Sykes’ guardianship, namely, marygsykes.blogspot.com and marygsykes.wordpress.com.  Ms. Denison, Mr. Ditkowsky and Gloria Sykes know each other and have been involved in various aspects of Mary’s guardianship estate since almost as soon as it was established. On 11/23/11, Ms. Denison posted a “Memorandum of Judgment” on the blogspot site titled “Info for Bankruptcy Court from Mr. Ken Ditkowsky, J.D., an Ill. Licensed attorney. On the same date on the wordpress site she described the Memorandum as “From Mr. Ken Ditkowsky, an Illinois attorney…His draft to the bankruptcy court. Please click on the above to see what he has written to help Gloria. Excellent job.”   Blank spaces on the draft pleading allowed Gloria Sykes to fill in personal information.  In terms of authenticating the authorship, a reading of the entire blog reveals that Mr. Ditkowsky himself has posted entries, leading one to conclude that he is aware of Ms. Denison’s prior posting of the draft Memorandum. Moreover, he and Ms. Denison have jointly posted entries on her blog(s).
I hope it has been appropriate to bring this matter to the Court’s attention.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.
Very truly yours,
Cynthia R. Farenga
Enc:  marygsykes.wordpress.com d. 11/23/11    one page
Marygsykes.blogspot.com     d. 11/23/1     three pages
Cynthia Farenga
My Repsonse;
Mr. Ditkowsky is 75 years old.  He has no idea about how to access or read a post, or subscribe to a blog, etc.  He actually told me that as far as he was concerned, “a post is something you hitch a horse to.”
So I will apologize to Tim for stealing his thunder inadvertently.
And I also have to question the other dumb assumption that KD was hired to write pleadings for Gloria from a blog.  CF knows that Gloria has no money.  She was part of the plan to render Gloria homeless and penniless, via Gloria’s sister, Carolyn and secret away Mary G to a remote location and isolate her. She knows that KD and I am helping Gloria without payment.  Where did she get the idea that KD was a hired ghostwriter for her pleadings in BK?  Did she ask?  Did she first make a reasonable inquiry?
No.
So, like Roseanne Roseannadanna, I guess her final response to all of this is “nevermind.”
The real question is, if and when she will tell Judge Hollis it turns out that Tim Lahrman, someone who is not an attorney, and I know has not gone to law school, has drafted the pleading in question.  We know she reads this blog regularly from the letter itself. And I supposed Gloria could send it to her, but we all have better things to do, I think.
I’ll think about it and let ya all know.
JoAnne Denison
Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.
And for this post only, if you don’t like something on this blog and feel an urge to write a letter to a court, you might want to have me check it out first for errors and misunderstandings.  This is a blog.  It reflects the musings, thoughts, IMHO’s and all sorts of streams of consciousness of the individuals contributing to it.  We have the right to do this under the US and Illinois Consitutions and there is latitude in publications of newsworthy importance.  We are now up to 1800 views on this website alone (I have not found the stats on the Blogger website, I assume they do not have them).  Perhaps I need to say that this blog is primarily for entertainment purposes only and please don’t file any pleadings in court without checking with me for errors.  And I promise not to charge CF or AS more than my published hourly rate of $300 per hour.  We take credit cards and paypal on our website.  Another teeheehee.

PS–with respect to the accusation that KD “let” Gloria file something using his Pacer BK access, respectfully Judge Hollis was mistaken.  But then again, KD should have argued the rule.  The rule regarding Pacer filings is that the attorney can let others use the account as long as he agrees with the filing and that the filing complies with Rule 11 and that means it isn’t being done to harass, annoy,  delay or needlessly multiply the proceedings.  There was nothing wrong with what KD did.  Gloria needs help and lawyers should ALWAYS help out those that are penniless and want their side of the case heard so that justice might be done.  Gloria, I now have BK pacer access and I would be pleased to help you out with any, valid reasonable pleading.  I have no problem uploading a memo at the same time, citing the real rule, that you are penniless and need help and that all lawyers have a duty to help out those that are in need and load up stuff on Pacer for them.

 

Memorandum from Kenneth Ditkowsky, esq.

Memorandum:   
Wednesday, March 28, 2012   
Re: Communications with Ms. L. Black Esq.
To:    Ms.  Gloria Sykes
         Ms.  JoAnne Denison
 
Dear Gloria and JoAnne.
 
As you are aware I received a letter from Ms. Black attempting to explain the fact that she contacted Ms. Denison.     Even though it is clearly documented that she made contact when she knew or should have known that I was representing Ms. Denison once again Ms. Black says that my statement was inaccurate.    This time she stopped short of calling me ‘liar!’   
 
The following facts are known:
 
1.      Ms. Black in Feb/Mar 2012 contacted a lawyer represented person (Ms. Denison) without first obtaining the consent of her attorney.
 
2.       Attorney Joel Brodsky ( per report of Gloria Sykes ) informed the Court that he had  conversations with Ms  Black concerning disciplinary proceedings (not yet filed) against Kenneth Ditkowsky.    (Ms. Sykes reports that Mr. Brodsky’s statements are on Court transcripts)
 
The issue that confronts us is whether or not these lapses in judgment must be reported to the ARDC by Ms. Denison and me.      As Ms. Black is a lawyer employed by the ARDC, the ARDC is charged with knowledge of the acts of its employees.    Thus, as a matter of law, there is no need to do a vain act – the ARDC knows of its attorney’s breaches  and thus the report would accomplish nothing.
 
On the practical side,  I really do not care who Ms. Black speaks with in connection with the Sykes matter.    The separation of Mary Sykes from her liberty, property, human rights and civil rights is outrageous per se.     Any attempt at justification or rationalization of what has happened to  either Mary or Gloria is so ‘lame’ that it calls attention to breakdown in the Justice system as it applies to Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation.     In other words the more day light that shines on this matter the better.      Had
 Ms. Black requested consent to speak to Ms. Denison –  I probably would have consented as the complaint filed against Ms. Denison by Ms. Farenga is so flawed and disrespectful of the Rights Privileges and Immunities of a citizen of the United States of America that it by its nature is ethically challenged.    How can a licensed attorney suggest that it is unethical and improper for a citizen to exercise her First Amendment Right and join in the call for an investigation of clearly wrongful acts by a Court appointed attorney.    I must assume that Ms. Black recognizes this fact and will act in a proper manner.    I note that she dropped the request that she (Black) made of Ms. Denison for an interview.     I assume that the IARDC is not going to institute disciplinary proceedings against Ms. Denison for exercising her First Amendment Rights.
 
Just a few years ago attorneys reported the United States of America criminal conduct by certain Judges.  (Greylord)    Following Ms. Farenga’s reasoning each of those attorneys would be subject to punishment by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission for reporting the criminal conduct.    Indeed I would have been called a ‘liar’ when I reported that Ms. Holtzer had solicited me to purchase insurance when one of my cases was assigned to her husband.    By the definitions that are used today my lying to and about Judicial officials would have continued when I complained that the Judge ruled against my clients and the City of Chicago attorneys recognized his ruling as strange.     The City attorneys also would have been subjected to discipline for filing a certificate of error which resulted in the reversal of Judge Holtzer’s order.
 
We have come a long way in Illinois!    The fact that the IARDC ignores the pleas of citizens in relation to Ms. Farenga, Mr. Stern and Mr. Schmiedel is troubling; however, the issue is whether Ms. Denison and I have to complain concerning Ms. Black’s alleged breaches of discipline to the ARDC.     My answer is no – however, if you wish to provide her with a copy of this memo, you have my permission to do so.      
Ken Ditkowsky
Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.

Ken Ditkowsky’s Reply Brief to his Motion to Dismiss the Complaint filed against him

From Ken Ditkowsky:
I just finished up an edit of the Reply.   I am forwarding this response to the various blogs with the hope that they will post it.   I want to demonstrate that not all attorneys shake in their boots when confronted by a wrongful disciplinary action reasonably intended to inhibit our free speech.  The ARDC case that was filed against me is ‘bogus’ and intended to shut me up.
It is not going to happen as I was called a liar, even though every word I communicated was absolutely objectively true and based upon the information of people who I respect and believe to be credible.
I sent our requests to admit to the ARDC as I wanted to give them an opportunity to admit or deny the facts that I allegedly lied concerning.    The choice was very simple.   Admit that certain facts are true and dismiss the case, or on the hand deny that the facts were true and prove them.   Instead, the ARDC admitted that they never investigated the facts and did not have sufficient information.    Illinois law requires a reasonable degree of due diligence before filing a lawsuit.  It appears that the attorney for the ARDC ignored that requirement in total and just filed a complaint that accused me of being a liar and posted it on the internet.
That scenario suggests something very sinister and wrong!   I do not intend to allow such a scenario to remain in secret or to be covered up.   I also do not intend to allow the Human and Civil Rights of either Mary or Gloria or any of the other aggrieved individuals similarly situated to be just forfeited.   My latest missile is:
BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD OF THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION
AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION
In the Matter of:                                                            )
                                                                                    )
            KENNETH KARL DITKOWSKY,                )
                                                                                    ) Commission No. 2012 PR 00014
                        Attorney-Respondent,                          )
                                                                                    )
                                                No. 642754                 )
 
ReplyTo Response to Motion to Dismiss Complaint
            Now comes Kenneth Ditkowsky and renews his Motion to dismiss this ARDC complaint by this reply and in support of the motion states:
Prefatory Statement
            Objection is made to the lack of candor that the Administrator’s response to this Motion to Dismiss.    For instance in paragraph 1 the Administrator after fortuitously denigrating the Motion with editorial comment states a fact that is untrue.     The Administrator claims that there are no affidavits in support of the Motion.     In fact there are several.    The affidavit of Gloria Sykes and the affidavit of Scott Evans are both provided in support of the motion.     Had whoever drafted the Response read the Motion, that person would have noted these affidavits.
            Of a more serious nature is the fact that the alleged Administrator’s Response to the Request to Admit is an admission that either no investigation was done prior to the filing of the complaint herein, or the Administrator has not been candid.     If the Administrator in fact, prior to bringing his complaint, had done the investigation required by Supreme Court Rule 137 the administrator would have been able to admit or deny all the facts requested to be admitted or denied by the Request to Admit.   (The Supplemental Motion to Dismiss addresses this issue.)
Reply
            An Attorney and his/her clients are afforded Constitutional Rights and the protections of 735 ILCS 110/et seq.      The protections of the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Illinois are applicable to even the disciplinary proceedings of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.      Cavalier responses to serious issues may be the current vogue in some legal circles, but the issues involved in this proceeding and its related proceedings are indeed serious.     The fact is that the Administrator in his response to the First Wave Requests to Admit  reveals that he “does not have sufficient knowledge to admit or deny ***” the very facts that he must allege in his complaint.    Yet, the Administrator concludes that the respondent lied and then wrongfully published the defamation on the ‘web!’.    Such perfidy is not only chilling, but an admission that this instant complaint is grossly improper and intentionally violative of intent and spirit of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 137[1] and 735 ILCS 110 et seq.    The aforesaid Response to the First Wave Request to Admit  is attached hereto and made part hereof as exhibit A as if set out in detail and incorporated by reference.
The granting of authority to the Administrator was not a grant to run rough shod over the rights of citizens, including attorneys.      Even a cursory examination of the complaint raises the question of the First Amendment applicability.   Count 1 misinterprets words and phrases of an inquiry letter in the most procrustean manner so as to distort the letter’s meaning and seek discipline against respondent for words and phrases that were never communicated.     Such a request coupled with the pejorative averments  that the non-uttered statement was a lie raises ‘red flags’ and suggests an improper motive in bringing the complaint.
The conclusions of the 2nd count are equally troubling as once again the derogatory ‘name calling’ substitutes for the pleading of facts.    In particular, as the Sodini criterion according to our view of the record in In re: Sykes was never met there are no judicial officials and in particular Guardian Ad Litem Stern and Farenga, approximately two years after their appointment, have no standing in the probate proceedings.    The plenary guardian and her attorney are similarly acting sans jurisdiction.      As the response to the Request to Admit indicates that the Administrator does not have knowledge of such a basic fact, how does the Administrator get the authority to publish a ‘naked statement’ to the public that the respondent is a ‘liar!’
More significantly, all the statements that are alleged to have been made by the respondent are clearly protected statements under the 1st and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution.      The 2-619 Motion is thus appropriate to redress the chilling prospect of a citizen being denied Equal Protection of the Law and his right to the First Amendment protections of protest, speech, and assembly.     It is significant that the Administrator chooses to ignore these basic Constitutional Rights and at the very same time respond to Requests to Admit with:
“The Administrator does not have sufficient knowledge to admit or deny***”
Supreme Court Rule 137 admonishes exactly this type of conduct on the part of the attorney for the Administrator (i.e. bringing a complaint without doing any due diligence or investigation of the facts so as to be able to certify that the facts alleged are true) and 42 USCA 1983 counsels that color of Statute ought not be employed to deny a citizen of his/her Constitutional laws.
735 ILCS 110 et seq. makes it very clear that a legal proceeding cannot be used to silence a citizen.      It may be very inconvenient that Ms. Sykes, Mr. Evans and others have verified by their affidavits the very facts that the Administrator will have to prove false to prove me a ‘liar!’     The Sykes/Evans’ affidavits stand in stark contradiction to the statement of the Administrator in paragraph 1 of his response.     The said affidavits also stand as strong contradiction to the conclusions pleaded by the Administrator.
            It is respectfully submitted that if the attorney for the Administrator had read the Motion before it was responded to, the complaint would have been non-suited.     It is further respectfully submitted had the files of the ARDC and the complaints filed by various friends, relatives, and neighbors of Mary Sykes been reviewed prior to the filing of the complaint filed herein the complaint would never have been filed.     Even in 21st Century America the objective truth is not a lie, and the publication of the truth – no matter when or where – is not a prevarication.      Similarly, to protect the rights of citizens and to prevent exactly what appears to have happened to Mary Sykes and Gloria Sykes in the Sykes case the legal profession has been very jealous of protecting the First Amendment Rights of the brethren.    As a profession lawyers cannot tolerate the deprivation of human rights and/or civil rights of anyone – including them.
When an attorney demands the investigation of the conduct of such ‘august’ persons as a guardian ad litem and an attorney for a plenary guardian, in a case in which a senior citizen is deprived of her liberty, property, and human rights under extremely suspicious circumstances, such effort should be aided and abetted in the interest of justice – not punished.      This instant reply draws attention to the Affidavits of Gloria Sykes and Scott Evans.     This panel is requested to examine the Court file in the Sykes case and is respectfully requested to take judicial notice of the same.     In the Court file, unless I have misread the docket and the transcripts of Mr. Schmiedel’s statements, the Jurisdictional Sodini notices and affidavits of service are missing.    As they were never sent by the attorney for the plenary guardian *****.   As the Appellate Court of Illinois has noted (in Sodini) these notices are jurisdictional Mr. Stern, Ms. Farenga and the plenary guardian are engaging in their alleged pernicious activities ultra vires.  Right or wrong, I have not waived my First Amendment Rights and any attempt to silence me or diminish my said rights is not only wrongful, but clearly a violation of the policy of the State of Illinois as stated in 735 ILCS 110/5.
Moreover, the Response to the First Wave Request to Admit is a clear admission that Rule 137 was ignored by the attorney for the Administrator in drafting the complaint.     The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission in being charged with regulating Attorney conduct should be a ‘Cesar’s wife!’    The commission is charged with not only being an example of legal ethics and propriety, but being an example to the profession.    It is respectfully suggested that the complaint, and the two responses are examples of the nadir of the profession rather than the best and, therefore, the complaint filed herein should be dismissed with prejudice.
Wherefore pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-619 this complaint be dismissed, and a complete and through investigation be commenced as to the Sykes case and pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 137 the motivations for bringing this instant complaint in the manner it was filed.[2]
Respectfully Submitted
Kenneth K. Ditkowsky
Attorney number 0642754
Pro se
5940 W. Touhy Ave
Niles, Illinois 60714
847 600 3421
 


[1] Had a private attorney acted with such careless disregard the attorney would be subject to sanctions and possible discipline.    Rule 137 even in its most liberal interpretation requires enough due diligence on the part of the attorney drafting a complaint that the attorney (and his client) has knowledge of the basic facts upon which the complaint is founded.    It is respectfully submitted that this is not true in the instant complaint against me.
[2]Calling a practicing attorney a ‘liar’ and publishing the same on the internet is not something that can be taken lightly or ignored.    As the affidavits of Sykes and Evans clearly refute any suggestion that I lied as to anything this is a serious matter and a clear violation of 735 ILCS 110/ and 42 USCA 1983.   On day one the attorney for the Administrator had a duty based upon the ‘traditions of the bar’ (if not an ethical responsibility) to do a full investigate of  the charges that were brought and to have a clear knowledge of the facts upon which the charges were being brought.    In the instant scenario the ARDC has received numerous citizen complaints totally consistent with the statements allegedly made by me.     The Court record is also consistent with the charges that have been made by Gloria Sykes et al.    No one can deny that Mary Sykes was helped by Court employed people to prepare a Petition For A Protective Order.   No one can deny that this Petition was duly filed and never heard.    No one can deny that neither Guardian ad Litem petitioned the Court to voice any complaint as to a possible conflict of interest on the part of the plenary guardian.
 
No one can deny the videos posted by various citizens on the internet, and no one can deny that Mary Sykes in the early videos appears to be perfectly competent.     Indeed, no one can deny that not a scintilla of medical evidence was heard by the Probate Court prior to declaring Mary Sykes incompetent.    Nor can anyone deny the transcripts of August 2009 and August 2010.    Similarly, no one can deny that the 14 day Sodini notices are claimed by the close relatives of Mary Sykes to have not been served and more importantly Mr. Schmiedel has not made a clear statement stating that these vital notices were indeed properly served as required by Statute.     These notices are jurisdictional as they are the protection against vulnerable people being ‘railroaded’ into the loss of liberty and property by dishonest practitioners.   
 
Similarly no one can deny that family members of Mary Sykes have disclosed that the safety deposit box contained valuables and these valuables were never inventoried.    The record is clear that Mr. Stern, and Ms. Farenga failed to alert the Court to this oversight.     Of course, the record indicates that Mary Sykes had many emergency room visits.    The probate record does not reveal any report of these visits by the GAL.      It is respectfully submitted that the record in the probate division upon which the Administrator must rely upon to aver that I am liar suggests that some very unusual events have taken place that are disingenuous and possibly criminal.    THE PROBLEM THAT THE RESPONSE TO THE REQUEST TO ADMIT DISCLOSES  is that the Attorney drafting the complaint apparently was ignorant of these serious factual scenarios.   
Ken Ditkowsky

www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.

 

In Rememberance of Mary Todd Lincoln

More than 100 years ago, in Chicago in the late 19th century, Robert Lincoln, the lawyer son of Mary Todd Lincoln, had his mother committed to an insane asylum in Chicago.  Mary Lincoln believed it was because he wanted to gain control  of her fortune.  Nonetheless, the commitment of Mary for one year in an insane asylum and the subsequent trial are a 100 year old struggle between the elderly that want to avoid confinement, and a facility and child that wants to control someone else’s finances:

From Wiki:

After Mrs. Lincoln nearly jumped out of a window to escape a non-existent fire, her son determined that she should be institutionalized.[26]

Mrs. Lincoln was committed to a psychiatric hospital in Batavia, Illinois, in 1875. After the court proceedings, Mary was so enraged that she attempted suicide. She went to the hotel pharmacist and ordered enough laudanum to kill herself. However, the pharmacist realized what she was planning to do and gave her a placebo.[26] (Note a good lawyer would have questioned why anyone would assume a quantity of laudanum is assumed to be consumed all at once?  Use of laudanum throughout the day was common for people suffering with paid–as Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc. are used today.  But for the purposes of the trial, she bought it and was going to kill herself with all of it in one dose.)

[Many believe the charges were trumped up, exaggerated, and in some cases, fabricated.  Moreover, the fact that she was a spiritualist and held seances regularly throughout her life, did not help her case.  This is despite the fact it was she who told the President the war would not end until he freed the slaves and that God/dess abhorred slavery.  That prediction came true and within months of freeing the slaves, the war ended.]

On May 20, 1875, she arrived at Bellevue Place, a private sanitarium in the Fox River Valley.[27] Three months after being committed to Bellevue Place, Mary Lincoln engineered her escape. She smuggled letters to her lawyer, James B. Bradwell, and his wife, Myra Bradwell, who was not only her friend but also a feminist lawyer and fellow spiritualist. She also wrote to the editor of the Chicago Times. Soon, the public embarrassments Robert (who now controlled his mother’s finances) had hoped to avoid were looming, and his character and motives were in question. The director of Bellevue, who at Mary’s trial had assured the jury she would benefit from treatment at his facility, now in the face of potentially damaging publicity declared her well enough to go to Springfield to live with her sister as she desired.[28] She was released into the custody of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, in Springfield and in 1876 was once again declared competent to manage her own affairs. The committal proceedings led to a profound estrangement between Robert and his mother, and they never fully reconciled.

Mary was confined for only a year and the bad publicity let her go free where she lived out her years far from a son that had her committed.

What about the rest of the Marys?

From the SunTimes today, in honor of Mary Lincoln:

MARY TODD’S DAY IN COURT

BY DAVID ROEDER

Staff Reporter droeder@suntimes.com

Mary Todd Lincoln will get her day in court — two days, in fact — even if it’s 130 years after her death.

The wife of the nation’s 16th president saw her husband killed and buried three of the couple’s four children. Her only surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln, got her committed to an asylum in Batavia after her behavior became alarmingly erratic, but the decision was overturned a year later.

She died in 1882, broken by grief and suspicious of her son’s motives.

Historians debate whether the 19th century legal system treated her justly in labeling her insane.

To dramatize how changing laws affect the mentally ill, two state agencies are sponsoring mock retrials this fall of Mary’s insanity case.

They will be held Sept. 24 at the Murphy Auditorium, 50 E. Erie, and at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield Oct. 1. Monday, actress Pam Brown, portraying Mary, will receive her “summons” to appear those dates. She will be served at 5:30 p.m. at 54 W. Hubbard, site of her original insanity trial. The Lincoln museum and the Illinois Supreme Court Historical Preservation Commission are producing and sponsoring the events. They said funds raised beyond production costs will be used on preservation of historic documents.

Tickets are available for the retrials and other events planned in connection with Mary’s life. Information is available at was marylincolncrazy. com .

The events include a roundtable discussion of mental health issues April 16 at the State Capitol in Springfield and a yet-tobe- scheduled dramatization of the relationship between Mary and her friend and advocate, Myra Bradwell, who helped free her from the asylum. The show will be based on letters they wrote to each other.

Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.

Great Stats today–30 posts and 1500 views since December, 2011

Dear Gloria;

We started this blog with Ken Ditkowsky, esq. in December of 2011, and you have managed more than 30 posts and 1500 views!

Congratulations!  Keep up the posts, I get more and more views every day you post.

JoAnne

 

Petitions

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/to-return-mary-g-sykes-home-and-to-remove-carolyn-toerpe-as-plenary-guardian/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/359/248/993/petition-to-protest-the-publication-and-filing-of-a-complaint-against-atty-kenneth-karl-ditkowsky/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/230/881/491/is-mary-g-sykes-incompetent-watch-the-videos-and-vote/

Videos:

5 at Vimeo.com.  I had to post them because someone kept on taking them down on youtube.com!

http://vimeo.com/user10893323/videos

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From Gloria Sykes–two new orders of protection in DuPage County

It is kind of amazing when a simple thing like serving a document is so damn difficult.   It has been suggested that the ‘fix’ is in.   How deep does it go!    The profits from systematic elder abuse and financial exploitation must be just out of sight.
What we need is a bill in the legislature to make it open season on the political elite.   Maybe AARP can be talked into getting out of the insurance business and put some effort into getting us a couple of elected representatives who talk straight, act straight and are actually interested in grandma!
Ken Ditkowsky

 

From: GLORIA Jean SYKES <gloami@msn.com>
To: kenditkowsky@yahoo.com; Lucinda <michiganadvocacyproject@gmail.com>; GLD <gailwinds2hi@yahoo.com>; Elaine NAsga <elaine@abusiveguardianships.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:14 AM
Subject: RE: DuPage County received Petitions for orders of protections on Carolyn and Fred Toerpe yesterday early morning and yet, nothing was sent out to have served….

as I just got off the telephone with M at the DuPage County Sheriff’s department in and regarding the two petitions for protective orders against Fred and Carolyn Toerpe received via certified mail yesterday morning by the DCSD at 7:35 am. The documents never made it to M’s officer for dispatch and service. In fact there is no record of either summons!    I faxed her over the summons on Fred Toerpe but must have left my copy of Carolyn Toerpe’s at *** where I was copying and mailing Certified return service on Wednesday. That said, Deputy M. will have Fred served today and will investigate what happened to and why the two summons were not presented to her division yesterday for service today.  I beleive Fred Toerpe’s son, Detective Sheriff Robert Toerpe who works out of DuPage has some clout and maybe is preventing such service. That said, whatever happened, there is no coincidence.  I will be speaking with M on Monday afternoon and if need be, return to the court and get a new copy of service on Carolyn Toerpe and then Fax immediately.  All in all the Toerpes are very impowered and I cannot find anybody to be with me from noon to 2 pm tomorrow and I will not be in the home alone with Fred and Carolyn Toerpe– although I need my property to sustain and litigate and ****.  That said, it’s a war in which I need one battle victory.  So far, I’m swimming up stream and Toerpe and company are holding all of the aces…   Until there is a resolution or a sense that one word I speak is accurate and of substance no one will do this story.  I’ve tried.  Writing the book is a different story all together. That, however can’t be completed unless there is an ending…   right now even the pbulisher won’t publish with an ending that I am homeless, penniless and mumbling how my sister got so much power and empowerment that *****.  Just got off the telephone with .

Gloria Jean Sykes 
Bon Ami Productions, Inc. 

773.910-3310(cell)
773.631-9262 (fax and office line)
Petitions

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/to-return-mary-g-sykes-home-and-to-remove-carolyn-toerpe-as-plenary-guardian/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/359/248/993/petition-to-protest-the-publication-and-filing-of-a-complaint-against-atty-kenneth-karl-ditkowsky/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/230/881/491/is-mary-g-sykes-incompetent-watch-the-videos-and-vote/

Videos:

5 at Vimeo.com.  I had to post them because someone kept on taking them down on youtube.com!

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Legal Disclaimer–
Although this is obvious, no person in this blog has been accused of any wrongdoing, crime or even arrested unless stated otherwise from a website reporting actual arrests and convictions. We are stating our opinions and we have the right to do this. Only the particular author is responsible for his or her content. (So don’t blame me if you dislike some posts from someone else. This site is newsworthy because it is picked up automatically by many other blogs and is therefore protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution and violations will be taken seriously with charges under the Illinois Citizens Participation Act. We ARE participating in government here–we are lawyers trying to make a difference to make things better for grandma and grandpa. We don’t care how much money you’re making–directly or indirectly from Probate or a nursing home or home health care wired-in business. Do yourself a favor and get a different job, it’s not worth it.  And if you’re someone filing ARDC complaints against this blog, we are all exercising our rights to disseminate important news to protect the rights of the elderly and respect their wishes.  Again, go get another job–it’s not worth it.