Since I was forced to retire I have had a chance to try to slow my world and take a good look at it. Yesterday on MaryGSykes blog a Texas Lawyer’s piece concerning an honest judge is revealed. No, JoAnne has not mellowed! Every jurisdiction has many honest judges and wonderful people who make our communities terrific places to live. The Jerome Larkins and their ilk are an annoying minority who rise up from the cesspool from time to time to be an annoyance. Even in an era when the polls suggest that 2/3s of us do not believe that either candidate for president is trustworthy or honest our world is still a wonderful place to live and work. Indeed, every day I send e-mails to some of the nicest people in our world who not only care for the elderly and the disabled, but care for each other.
When we received an e-mail from a citizen that read in part:
“Last night I had many flash-backs during my sleep — of being isolated, force-drugged, spoken to and about like I was a non-person, feeling again insecure even when in my own home [is it mine, do I have legal rights to my own property, I do not, I not even my Legal Right to vote but I did receive a Jury Notice this morning] it just goes on [the veiled and not so veiled threats by those non-family predators] and on it goes, all of this — and recovering from another UTI infection, again, due to being hospital-forced to take IV antibiotics for 52 Days & Nights [while being denied ample drinking water] <http://www.drdeborahmd.com/solutions-urinary-tract-infections>, <http://safepatientproject.org/posts/5609-a-cautionary-tale-dangers-of-antibiotic-overuse> — along with the electronic mails that continued on and on late into the night last night and well past my normal bed-time, and this morning, still being reluctant to continue opening them all — leaves me feeling rather re-victimized at this exact point-in-time.”
Most, if not all, of the people on this e-mail chain had a first thought: “how can I help!” In fact, the Justice Department, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies received a few minutes later a DEMAND for an HONEST INVESTIGATION!
We as a group understand that we have a responsibility to ourselves and our families to make a concerted effort to protect America’s core values. In spite of the perfidy, assaults on the human rights, constitutional rights and infamy of corrupt judges, corrupt lawyers, corrupt political people ***** we are carrying on the fight to end ‘elder cleansing. We are serving the core values of America. When we stand with the elderly and their families who are being euthanized by the corrupt nursing home operators and their political and judicial co-conspirators we fulfill our duties as citizens. No amount of intimidation by the Political and the Judicial elite can cease our call to Honest Law enforcement for a comprehensive and vigorous Investigation into the criminal behavior of all those miscreants who are engaged in a War against the elderly and the disabled!
When each of you who have joined in the effort to protect the Constitution of the United States from those who seek to destroy its meaning and efficacy looks up they will see someone that they like! Our goal is to, within the law, bring each elder cleanser to the Bar of Justice. The spectacle in the Circuit Court of Cook County of a sitting judge, conspiring with an ethically challenged lawyer, infamous nursing home operator ****** to harvest the gold filing from a 90-year-old widowed grandmother haunts every decent human being. The avarice and inhumanity exhibited taint Cook County, Illinois (Chicago) and leave a stench than cannot be sanitized. The failure of the legal profession and the 2nd oldest profession to stand up as one and demand CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONs is beyond reprehensible. It tars irrevocably every Judge and every lawyer in Cook County, Illinois who does not demand JUSTICE!
Indeed – we are demanding JUSTICE for all including the miscreants who would take from us our humanity. We may not get much recognition – but, justice is its own reward.
All that said – we need right now an HONEST INVESTIGATION of the elder cleansing scandal and vigorous prosecution of all the criminals involved in ‘elder cleansing’ including those, such as Jerome Larkin, who maintain the cover-up that protects the corrupt judges, lawyers, guardians *****. IT IS NOW TIME!
Lawyers in particular have a responsibility to stand up be counted. Sometimes standing up and being counted has some adverse personal consequences. I understood when I took the oath to be a lawyer that I was going to make a few enemies and some would have ethical deficiencies. I knew I would not be alone and am grateful to the many who have stood by me – and stood up for the core values of America. The Jerome Larkins of this world no matter how much clout they have or how many of the political and judicial elite assist him in his 18 USCA 371 conspiracy still has to face his conscience and ultimately his maker. Every night I pray in thanksgiving that I am not him!
To Ken Ditkowsky who asks me to file a couple of dispositive motions:
Since the rules are that I cannot file a dispostive motion before the trial, I would prefer to file a series of notices with the IARDC that their jig is up. dismiss me because I’m going to the feds and I’m publishing ******s. The ***** on record for Jerome Larkin being “taken care of” is despicable! They do not publish salaries.
I disagree that this is a case for either a Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a claim or a Summary Judgment Motion. These people are ***** and they should dismiss of their own accord AND RECOMMEND IT TO THE TRIBUNAL.
They have not filed their ethical disclosures which are mandated by law, their ******** are a disgrace. They admit they do not recognize the US constitution, the Illinois constitution, The Elder Abuse Act, 47 USC 230, they are ******l and they support attorneys and judges that are equally unjustly and without cause wreck the lives of Sykes, Taylor, Gore, Bedin, Wyman, Payton, etc.
They drain bank accounts and sell homes and order people to nursing homes against their will and often without jurisdiction.
They rendered Dom Spera homeless for 6 month when he had $***** in joint accounts with his mother and was beneficiary on the rest.
I don’t need a dispostive motion, like what we have demanded in Sykes, I WANT THE ARDC TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND DISMISS against you, me and Atty Lanre. I read his Exceptions to the Review Board and I don’t know who reviews their writings who is in his or her right mind, but that decision rendered reeks of serious logical flaws and *****.
Since that panel cannot figure it out, I will write up another (sigh) detailed report to them. They think they’re right, they think they’re smart, but when you actually PAY ATTENTION to what they write and do not doze off over the long, boring pages, you realize IT MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER at its best and at it’s worst it appears to be a sheer, CYA operation and that’s JMHO.
PS–I’m putting this on the blog right now and without the gory details. Let SO and MS guess. And btw after we had a huge argument over mailing and their BS over certificates of service, the ARDC included a self addressed stamped envelope for my reply Too bad it was insufficent postage 60 cents does NOT cover an original and three copies, Ms. Smart. Nice try, but that will not get you a gold star in life. Every mailing to the ARDC costs me at least $3 to $5 and a a s ton of paper (to quote my daughter). I note they are not paying for my 3 cases of copier paper every two months either–most of which is their filings and nonsense.
From Ken D.
For all of you out there that have been waiting for my blog trial–a trial that consists of nothing but an attorney blogging about probate and other legal issues on a real time basis with real thoughts and feeling and impressions, unvarnished and fully raw, for some reason I received an Order in the mail, no trial for me or this blog next week!
A welcome relief since there are many, many things to do for a 4 day trial. And I’m not even sure it will not run longer than that with all my evidence–4 fact witness, Gloria, Scott, Yolanda and Kathie that are willing to come and testify the blog is the truth, then 4 or more expert witnesses–Atty Ken Ditkowsky on constitutional law, Bev and Ken Cooper on running a blog and local area weekly cable show, John Howard Wyman, the author of a popular and highly rated probate victim book — Against Her Will, available on Amazon, Sylvia Rudek from NASGA. All highly excellent and competent witnesses who will confirm that what I say, as unbelievable as it may seem, is not only accurate, but has been and is currently experienced by many, many people across the nation! Mary Sykes is not alone and I am not crazy. What I relate to you, my dear reads is not fiction or imagination.
But what caused all this? No one said, but here is what happened last week.
On October 15, 2013, both parties were to file their Motions in Limine (pre trial motions) and exhibits. My clerk was suddenly out of the office, his father suddenly and unexpectedly died, so I filed by mail. I used the same exhibits I used in the Gloria-Scott-Yolanda-Kathie deposition and just added one more, a $60,000 tax lien that was found on [an entity’s] property. Hmm, this is indeed a serious ethical violation. So maybe that is a problem.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2013, I received a large box of documents from [an entity] which purported to contain 33 exhibits and 10 Motions in Limine to bar all my witnesses and exhibits–an excessive and abusive amount, if you ask me.
Curiously, when I look at what was actually included, there was in fact only ONE motion in limine to bar KDD, and the other motions, nos. 2 to 10 were missing!
So right away I call and fax [the entities] warning them–Houston, we have a problem.
No response. So Monday I call up the ARDC and talk to the clerk’s offices. Yes, she confirms the filing she has only has one motion in limine to bar KDD, and the rest are missing from her copy. I ask for her name, and I think she said [***}, so I ask her to spell it out and rather than do that she says I should speak to [an authority] and she puts me thru without answering!
[an entity] actually answers the phone, but it is weird. I identify myself and start to ask about the box of documents, but she starts excitedly demanding “how did I get through?” “you’re only supposed to go to voice mail” “I don’t want to talk to you because you always turn things around on me when I talk to you on the phone.” which is indeed very interesting because I have never spoken [this entity] on the phone before this, I only spoke to her once before at my deposition.
She must be a little excited today, I figure.
In any case, here is my fax to her:
and here is the only one Motion in Limine that I got from her and she never sent along the others:
and here is the order to reset the trial dates, mailed to me and no one had the decency to call me on Monday:
So let’s wait until Oct. 28, 2013 when we are supposed to have another conference call with the tribunal and see what happens.
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From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Oct 21, 2013 6:31 AM
To: Reporter 1, Reporter 2, “IllinoisLawyerNow@isba.org” , “firstname.lastname@example.org”
, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” , SUNTIMES , “firstname.lastname@example.org” , “email@example.com”
Subject: Illinois [authority] investigation
And I would personally like to thank the investigative reporters who are donating their time and efforts to spend countless hours pouring over information and analyzing it for review. Of course, the information will have to be carefully preserved so it does not “disappear” or “suddenly changes” like transcripts in probate.
We are hoping to find some relief for these families and probate victims. So far, the system and authorities continue to ignore their pleas, yet heaping another level of abuse upon these poor innocent victims.
Any help or information anyone can donate will be greatly appreciated.
I am going to trial next week on this blog. I don’t take it personally. I am not the blog and the blog is not me. It is a living, breathing, collection of thoughts, experiences, opinions and information donated over this past 16 months from a wide variety of readers and fans. I am only one small part in it. You channel your concerns, your past problems, abuses and troubles here. I understand that and respect that. I am only your channel and I am not what you are or who you are. I am most certainly not what the [the authorities] wants me to be, but they have not submitted any input into this blog. The blog speaks honesty and the truth and it is what the relevant marketplace wants and it is the truth.
Let’s see if the [authorities] do.
As my trial quickly approaches, and the “funny stuff” continues (KDD has a strange email in his exhibits that “must be struck” because it instructs IARDC investigators to pull credit reports on “two Illinois” attorneys, etc.–which is illegal) and we’re starting to pull pubic records (unlike this IARDC we do not pull clandestine credit reports without written authorization from anyone), reporters are asking me what they consider “typical” questions about who and what the IARDC is, and you know what? I’ve come to realize, what I thought was true wasn’t.
For example, we have previously published that the IARDC apparently isn’t in compliance with state laws requiring annual ethics/financial reports. We talked to the Sec. of State where they are to go, the IARDC itself and most of the attorneys we have contacted, were rude about it yet admitted they did not do this.
Who is running this place? Atty Jerome Larkin through SO and MS is the atty that initiates all of the pleadings filed against myself and Ken, but I have googled for that information and a reporter has asked, but we have yet to find his ethics/reporting disclosure.
Is there a reason for this?
And then, after smelling that fish that appears to be old and stinky, we ask who are these people and how are they “appointed” as declared on their website. Are they appointed by one party or both? Does the IARDC comply with the Shakman rule that requires a state organization must not hire based upon politics. I spoke with Atty Shakman, who appears to be the expert in this area and he says he knows nothing about the IARDC and Shakman compliance.
So, who are these people? How did they come by their jobs, and most important, what salaries do they make? Other state websites report on salaries paid (google Illinois state employee salaries, the Illinois Controller publishes the checks she writes–good for her–and Gov. Quinn publishes–good for him). After all the IARDC does not hold a bake sale to regulate the professional licenses of attorneys. And you know if you want to control money and power, start with the attorneys, for sure. That’s what the Nazis did. They learned from prior totalitarian regimes to kick out any law provider that might oppose one’s fascist policies, leaving the people powerless to fight for their rights and for the court system to become a non-entity in a tripartite government system that is supposed to have checks and balances built in (executive, legislative and judicial branches)
The IARDC has no transparency in this area. It does not publish salaries (though I have heard they are in the reasonable range of $50,000 to about $180,000 for the jobs there). They are said to have about 50 employees, then they have non paid Inquiry Board (that votes on whether to file a complaint), a non paid Tribunal (that hears disciplianry complaints) and a Review Board that approves decisions made by the Tribunals.
But if there is no transparency, and we don’t know how these 50+ people are selected and we don’t ask them to do yearly ethics and financials disclosures, then no matter how many levels you can dream up to “look authentic” pack it with your friends and co-conspirators, you are left with something that is dysfunctional at it’s very roots.
Maybe I grew up in Chicago, have read the Chicago Tribune and Suntimes for decades and seen dozens and dozens of politicians, judges and lawyers going to club fed med for outright bribes, payola and “pay to play” schemes I’m just paranoid and skeptical. BUT if there is really transparency at the IARDC, they would publish salaries, they would publish they are in compliance with Shakman and show how that is, they would publish.
The [this agency] annual report for 2012 is published on their website. It does not talk about ethics/financial disclosures (some employees at the [this agency] have told us they are exempt because they are a private organization and not part of the state at all–but they regulate a public monopoly–law licenses), some attorneys were upset they were not told they had to do this when they looked up the law, others were rude and slammed the phone down.
I guess if you talk enough about other’s unethical behavior and post rules for everyone else, that can easily hide the fact you don’t do the same.
I challenge the IARDC today to do the right thing and publish those reports online for each employee for each year they worked at the IARDC. If it’s a bad report, so be it. Also, they should publish annual salaries and how much has been paid to each employee for past years.
THEN, if all that turns out okay, then they will be qualified to judge ME.
But watch and see, they won’t do that, they will charge ahead.
And that’s exactly the type of behavior everyone on the probate blogs is questioning.
The answer: 1) When someone put a document in your file which is an email to one of your staff asking they “pull credit reports on two Illinois attorneys” (when you have no written authorization from them, and this is a violation of federal law), and
2) when every other attorney who is an office holder, a judge, in a judicial position, on a board, commission and the like, but for some reason you and your office and staff do not file the requisite annual “Report of Economic Interests” online with the Secretary of State in response to an Ethics Law revised in 2009!
Ken pointed this out to me today that the request to destroy an important document in a file and make sure neither you nor your staff is reporting annually on “Economic Interests” is just like taking the 5th amendment, right?
Their rule: If you break the law, do NOT tell anyone.
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Oct 14, 2013 9:40 PM
Cc: JoAnne Denison , “lawrence@Lhyman.com” , Eric Holder , Harry Heckert , j ditkowsky , Tim NASGA , NASGA , probate sharks , , jim , “ACLU@ACLU.ORG”
Subject: Re: F2F–Radio segment on government attorneys violating law, shutting down ethical lawyers