The Constitution vs. Pole Dancers of Justice*

 
 
What is most amazing is the fact that the Courts should be so benign in their defense of the victims of Elder Abuse/Financial Exploitation of the Elder and so pro-active in their defense of the criminals who are appointed by it and who misuse their offices as guardians to exploit and abuse senior citizens (or assist others in their endeavor of abusing and exploiting grandma).    What is also amazing is the fact that decent and normally caring people can sit on their hands and allow this tragic situation to continue.     Two faced and disingenuous members of the political elite who ‘rape’ grandma and then boast about the fact that they are distressed that she might have her social security reduced by a dollar are expected to be miscreants.       The Courts and Law Enforcement are expected to be vigorous in defense of liberty, justice, and the American way.     It may all sound trite – but ****.
 
The Illinois ARDC prosecution of yours truly for the exercise of my First Amendment Rights has opened my eyes and generated the realization that the slogan “democracy is not a spectator sport” is not only true but a dire warning.        The bulwark of America is her Bill of Rights and in particular the First and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution.    The Right protected by the Sixth Amendment to counsel is also important but I am not of record in any of the cases that I are mentioned in the ethics complaint filed by the ARDC against me.  The rights of citizens to employ a lawyer who is not married to the ‘status quo’ or the current politics is only a tangent.       So the fact that I stand accused of doing a FRCP 11 investigation and communicating with my clients and reporting serious misconduct on the part of some ‘august’ court appointed vultures is relevant only as it relates to whether or not the ARDC can engage in a prior restraint of my continued calls for an investigation and my advocating for the Right of a senior citizen not to be wrongfully deprived of his/her liberty property or human rights to further the avarice of some ‘whore of justice.’
 
As an American Citizen and a lawyer who takes the oath that I took in 1961 seriously, I will and intend to continue to call on Law Enforcement to Investigate the Mary Sykes case and all of those similar cases regardless of the personal consequences to me.     Indeed, I call for an honest and comprehensive investigation of the Sykes, Tyler, Wyman and similar cases.    I call for the investigation of Farenga, Stern, and Schmiedel and their conduct in relation to the Sykes case, their wrongful prosecution of a sanction motion against me knowing that the Court had no jurisdiction, their interference with the property rights of Gloria Sykes etc.       This is America.     Mary Sykes who just weeks before a petition was filed to determine her incompetent and eligible to be deprived of her liberty, her property, civil rights and human rights is reported to have passed a written examination administered by the Illinois Secretary of State in addition to filing a Petition for a Protective order against the very person who was appointed her plenary guardian.    Thanks to efforts of the two guardian ad litem appointed in the Sykes case this petition was never addressed or heard in the Circuit Court.
 
   If legal justification for my conduct is necessary, the rationale and justification is ‘set in stone.     The New Times vs. Sullivan case and the Pentagon Papers cases affirm that the effort to silence me and/or intimidate me whether by the actions of Mr. Stern, Ms. Farenga or Mr. Schmiedel or a government agency is wrong.      The ‘assault’ on the liberty, property and civil rights of Mary Sykes, Gloria Sykes, their family, their friends et al is not necessitated by National Security –  the avarice of the plenary guardian and her co-conspirators does not meet the criterion set forth by the United States Supreme Court in the Pentagon Papers case.       As a lawyer I have a greater duty to speak out against the corruption of the legal system and even if I had been or record the precedent of Nebraska Press v Stewart obviates all argument that justifies the attempt to silence me.    Indeed, my calls for an investigation and for Mr. Stern and Ms. Farenga to report to the Court the non-inventory of about a million dollars in assets, numerous trips by Mary Sykes to the emergency room of the local hospital, failure to provide proper notice etc. does not create a situation in which there would be a substantial probability of interference with a fair trial (Gentile v State Bar of Nebraska).       Indeed, the stated principle of the Illinois State Bar is recorded in Himmel.   Therein Attorneys were mandated to report improper conduct of other lawyers.     
 
I’ve cited a few cases not to impress but to demonstrate that I am not a pioneer.     The Gulag mentality that is robbing the senior citizens of the liberty, their property, civil rights and human rights reported on the blogs and on the inter-net (and virtually ignored in the press and by law enforcement) is foreign.    Our heroes are not the guardian ad litem who aid and abet a plenary guardian who isolates a senior citizen and separates her from her family, her activities, her friends and her property.      Today we live in the year 2012, however, we have allowed a small group of miscreants to create in seniors the fear, desperation, and hopelessness that millions of Europeans felt in 1936.    
 
            The Sykes case and all those cases in which senior citizens are either losing their liberty, property, civil rights, human rights need to be investigated and the miscreants given free room board and time to contemplate the error of their ways.      A Free society cannot tolerate or condone the events that have been reported in the Sykes case and similar cases!       Citizens have to speak out and avoid the 1936 scenario for grandma!      Grandma’s protectors cannot be silenced or intimidated.     We have law enforcement to protect us!     It is time for them to start doing exactly that.
 
 
Ken Ditkowsky

www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

 

*an no offense to Pole Dancers.  I know they honest, hard working women trying to support a family or get thru college.  Corrupt officials are pretty much the low of the low dirty, flea dogs.  Okay no offense to dirty flea dogs, I wish a good family for them.

From Ken Ditkowsky–an epidemic of worries concerning the elderly

ELDER ABUSE EMERGENCY
America faces a crisis.   Suddenly a large number of our older citizens have discovered that they are the ‘Jews’ of 2012 and the replacements for the Nazi and Communist criminals have targeted them.    The ARDC complaint filed against me was my wakeup call that the Constitutional protections of the Federal and State Constitutions were not applicable to protect protest.    The regulators of the Legal Profession determined that if you protest the actions (or the non-actions)  of the two guardian ad litem and or the plenary guardian in the Sykes case no matter how accurate your statements – they are all lies!     If you ask a question it is intimidation!
The unintended consequences of the ARDC complaint are to induce some elderly citizens to confide in me as to their personal plight and their fears that they too can become victims.    Yesterday, an elderly accountant whose wife has become severely encumbered expressed in confidence that he was afraid that an impaired child of his could be induced into a Tyler or Gore  situation.    This morning an elderly retired businessman was concerned that a daughter was planning to make him a Mary Sykes.    It appears yesterday his daughter was ***** (attorney client privilege).
Over the years other elderly people ( 70/80 years old) have talked to me over the years about similar problems, but, I was not aware of the extent of the problem and we used irrevocable trusts to obviate the problem which I dismissed as paranoia or maybe a mild dementia.       After all my children would never ‘steal’ from me – or my wife, thus your children would not either.       Unfortunately we are in a different world today.     Who would believe that the World Trade Center could be destroyed by a motley group of terrorists!!     Who would believe that the First Amendment rights of an attorney would not be defended to the death by legal organizations and the profession in general!!    Who would believe that the non-inventory of about a million dollars in assets would not stir and investigation!!!     The idea that Court appointed attorneys would write letters of complaint to the ARDC and they would be taken seriously concerning the call for an investigation is utterly surreal!
Our complaints as to current outrages directed to you and me all beg the question!      What happens to me or any friend or family of a victim is irrelevant.     How do we protect our senior citizens from exploitation and abuse?     In 1936 the world sat on its hands while millions of innocents were marched into gas chambers!    Our government had no problem refusing entry to a ship load of escapees!   We sent them back so that they could be killed in the gas chambers.    We openly placed some of our citizens of Oriental descent in ‘concentration camps’ in the Mohave Desert!    Today we march our senior citizens in ‘nursing homes,’ ‘sheltered care facilities’,  etc.      I call your attention to the affidavit of Mr. Scott Evans as to his observations concerning Mary Sykes environment.    Death is a little more painful and a little longer than the ‘gas chambers!’     Like our National socialist ancestors some our bolder and less principled Court appointed guardians separate the victims from their assets.    Mary Sykes had about a million dollars of assets not inventoried.    Ms. Tyler about nine millions missing.   The list goes on, and the silence is deafening.
I support the call for a comprehensive and honest investigation by law enforcement of every one of these alleged Elder Abuse/Financial Exploitation claims.    There is no reason why an alleged incompetent should be segregated and isolated from his/her family.   There is no reason why an alleged incompetent should be held in isolation and without stimulation.   There is no reason that the assets of an alleged incompetent have to disappear and lost.    There is no reason why guardians ad litem  should not immediately report nursing home accidents (such as an alleged incompetent falling on his her head),  emergency visits – especially those in which neglect is admitted,  allegations of pecuniary misconduct – non-inventory of precious jewelry, collectibles, gold coins etc.     There is no reason why probate courts should not investigate the alleged misconduct and determine that it has jurisdiction.
Unfortunately before a solution for this growing problem can be formulated law enforcement, the Courts, the Congress, the State Legislatures have to do a full investigation.     The serious allegations that have been made need to be fully and honestly investigated – investigation of the complainants is ridiculous but unfortunately the CYA and avarice mentality that has created the crisis.
Ken Ditkowsky

www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

And KD fails to mention that the other day I received a completely shocking report from Ms. Belanger–a Mass. licensed atty whose father is in a guardianship where a CPA and GAL asserted in court that unbelievably his $9 million estate will be depleted in 7 years!  She asks me if that is true.  I replied, it is as long as they figure a way to churn those fees into millions and give business to each of their buddies over the next 7 years–nursing homes, mega pharma treatments at wired in docs, rehab that goes on forever, psychiatric care that goes on forever.  You name it and this $9 million lawyer that gave his two daughters POA and set up a trust to protect his estate from probate, now has a GAL and a CPA as guardian churning those fees and preventing the daughters from seeing their own father!  They have been told it is “too upsetting”. Dad is on major psychotropic medicines because he wants to pick up the phone to call his daughters, he wants to get it in the car and drive to their homes and see his own grandchildren.  But Mass. Probate court prohibits it because–he has $9 million in a bank account at Mellon, NYC and the court appointed a lawyer and a CPA over his own daughters and ignored his well planned estate wishes.  All because Ms. Belanger was dealing with the bank one day and threatened to move the money and they swept in with dad’s former CPA and attorney and put them in charge!  Scary.  He is now a doped up prisoner in his own home.  He too, was “not interested” in attending the competency hearing–when in fact he was and the temp guardian already had it in place to have him drugged that day.

From Gloria–weekly fax to ARDC

Because it seems the ARDC has repeatedly ignored any complaints Gloria has filed and they also seem to conveniently and accidently-on-purpose lose anything she sends them (a familiar event in this department–just ask Ken Ditkowsky how the ARDC managed to lose his two attachments — important Affidavits from Gloria and Scott which confirms that all allegations asserted in his emails and ultimately on this blog and other blogs–are in fact true and accurate allegations.)

 

The papers filed clearly indicate the affidavits were enclosed.

 

But then somehow they were “Lost” by the ARDC.  All this does is make the ARDC look inept, corrupt or both.

 

What are our Illinois state tax dollars paying for then? 

 

From Gloria:

 

 

“*** It is procedure that spells much of the difference between rule by law and rule by whim or caprice. Steadfast adherence to strict procedural safeguards is our main assurance that there will be equal justice under law

– in Cunningham v. Public Service Co., 1992

 

In 1951 the Supreme Court in Joint Anti-Fascist Refugees Comm. v. McGrath, 341 US 123, took a close look at what happens when ‘due process’ is ignored and American Courts are lawless in their quest to ‘condemn’!.  “The right to be heard before being condemned to suffer grievous loss of any kind, even though it may not involve the stigma and hardships of criminal conviction, is a principle basic to our society.”  Apparently, attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga have no “respect for the elementary rights of men” and to these attorneys, “democracy” is a spectator sport of which, as attorney Peter Schmiedel expressed, when he perpetrates his lawlessness he “has a good day” and “accomplishes a lot”.  That said, in this complaint to the ARDC let me add the following violations against Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga, attorneys apparently protected by the ARDC and perhaps some political clout who are empowered to do great harm for their own financial gain:

 

1.  Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga, one or all were suppose to send me a copy of the 13 April 2012 court ordered that had been entered: I have yet to see that court order and yet, on May 11, 2012, proceedings were held and ex parte discussions with the Court caused actions to take place, including decision to hold more hearings knowing that the Court lacks jurisdiction as Sodini notices were not served on my mother, Mary G Sykes’ two sisters and/or me.

 

2.  Attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga have yet to served me with a 2-1401, and yet continue to collaterally attack a 2008 final order and Cynthia Farenga generated fradulent documents in order to coerce my financial adviser and financial institution into providing her confidential financial information.

 

3.  Attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern, and Cynthia Farenga never served me with appropriate legal documents to even commence a partition action against me and yet, they have had a commissioner appointed (whose report was to be filed on or about the 16 March 2012, and a report I have yet to see) and continue to push for the sale of property of my estate knowing that the Probate Court lacks jurisdiction in this matter, too.

 

4.  That the US Trustee called attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern and/or Cynthia Farenga and told them to return the property of my estate, and the three Attorneys, have refused to return all of the property of my estate.  (Judge Murrey entered an order that commencing at 8 am on the 19th May Toerpe and Company are to give me full access to my homestead 6014 N Avondale so I can “take as much time as I need to remove all of my personal property, including intellectual properties and confidential legal documents: that said, I have provided attorneys Peter Schmiedel and Amanda Byrnes with a list of personal property their client ‘removed’ from the property already and so far, I have no response to whether or not the property will be returned.)

 

5.  That there is a Court order entered giving me rights to visit with my mother  ‘approximately eery two weeks’ and thus far, I have yet to see or talk to my mother since March 2011: I am also being denied any telephone access to my mother.  This is also a violation of my mother’s rights and my  rights of association, which in a case that Cynthia Farenga perpetrated, James Srruck v. Public Guardian, the Appellate court made reference to and suggested that Mr. Struck has a right of association with his mother and therefore may sue his brother.

 

6.  That attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern repeatedly attempt to or have ‘influenced’ Judges in the State, Appellate, and Federal Courts by misrepresenting the facts and malicious lies, including writing a letter to the Fed. Bankruptcy Judge (Cynthia Farenga) and as recent as a couple of days ago, Adam Stern’s attorney attempting to provide the Bankruptcy Judge with a Rule 23 Appellate order he claims  is law that should cause the court to dismiss an adversary haring against Adam Stern!

 

7.  Attorney Peter Schmeidel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga lied to the court on Mary 11, 2012, reporting that they were not notified that I would not be in court: I will send the ARDC copies of proof of successful faxes to each attorney fax number(s).

 

“No better instrument has been devised for arriving at truth than to give a person in jeopardy of serious loss, notice of the case against him and opportunity to met it.”

 

Neither my mother nor I have had due process or equal protection of law because of the malicious contentions and efforts of attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga…

 

And now, Fischel and Kahn have taught attorney Amanda Brynes to copy their lawless behavior and so, further complaints will also include the young attorney Amanda Brynes.

 

Meanwhile I have not spoken to or have had quality time with my mother, who is suffering the most, and her life shorted by the isolation, drugging, medical and emotional neglect, and the undue influences.  As Adam Stern wrote to me in an email which the ARDC has a copy of, ‘they’ have told my mother I abandoned her.  He went on to say he could tell my mother that I “abused her” instead!  Adam Stern does not have absolute immunity for murdering my mother!

 

Let me remind you that there are now TWO petitions for protective orders naming Carolyn Toerpe the respondent: Carolyn Toerpe is the client of Fishel and Kahn — Peter Schmiedel, Deborah Jo Soehlig, and Amanda Brynes.  If you read the 11 + volumes of verified court documents including transcripts, you will note that attorney Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern also advocate for Carolyn Toerpe.  In fact, there are about 20 proceedings where the Ward, Mary G. Sykes is not even considered.  The court proceedings have been all about me, a 3rd party and only an “interested” party to the case. The need to intimidate, harass, and silence me apparently is the law of attorney Peter Schmiedel et al.

 

And attorney Cynthia Farenga actually had her husband Michael Crowley serve these fradulent papers on my financial adviser and institution(s).  I guess it truly is a ‘family affair’…

 

 

“The heart of the matter is that democracy implies respect for the elementary rights of men, however suspect or unworthy; a democratic government must therefore practice fairness; and fairness can rarely be obtained by secret, one-sided determination of facts decisive of rights.”

– in Lankford v. Idaho, 1991

 

 

 

 

Gloria Jean Sykes

Bon Ami Productions, Inc.

773.910-3310(cell)

773.631-9262 (fax and office line)

 

 

Gloria also informs me that while CF has told the court she served Gloria with the Partition Action (note that document is not in the file between Mar 2011 and the present), it turns out that “Michael Crowley” is CF’s husband and he served the alleged documents (which turns out is only a pizza flyer).  CF got angry about that and emailed Gloria about doing “background checks on her” and Gloria replied she only checked on the internet which had all of the following information: Where CF’s kids went to school which was a private school, the church they attended and the obit of CF’s father who was a well connected lawyer AND worked for the water dept.  (Somehow someone directed Gloria’s water to be turned on causing damage to her house and a $500 bill.)  Again, CF’s using Michael Crowley, her husband to serve papers when that is expressly prohibited by statute because neither the parties nor their attorneys may serve papers in any lawsuit, nor can they use their family members to serve papers.  Somehow the law is not standing in the way of the abilities of the miscreants to terrorize Gloria, strip her of home and property and leave her couch surfing and penniless.

When Probate Court is full of troubles and issues…..

Mother’s day stinks.

From Gloria, read on.

Dear All,


It’s not unusual for your client, Carolyn Toerpe to be so mean-spirited and controling: she’s been that way her entire adult life.  Just ask any people who ‘use’ to consider her a friend (from grammar, high, or college schooles: even from past work relationships).  That said, for attorneys to promulgate and perpetuate the isolation of Mary G. Sykes, one must wonder the agenda.  In this instant case, the questions been asked and answered: GREED AND MONEY>  What kind of monsters are you?  That question has been asked and answered, too, as noted in the Kangaroo Court presentation yesterday.  Suffice it is Mother’s Day and this is the third Mother’s Day the three of you and your client have prevented me from sharing with MY MOTHER.  What is most disturbing is that you actually believe that this isolation has not taken a serious toll on her health, her spirit, and untimely her LIFE.  All said, I have yet Mr. Schmiedel seen a copy of the 13 April 2012 Order you said in Court you would mail to me.  That said, I have proof of successful transmission of faxed letters to all three of you, not just of recent, but from a months or so ago where I also notified you all (and the Court and the ARDC) that I could not be in court on the 11th May because of a conflict of scheduling.  Whether or not you can accept this, and I’m certain you never will, I am an American Citizen, protected under the Illinois and United States Constitutions and I do actually have a life outside the harassment and torture you three apparently under the sanction of the Court, have and continue to perpetrate against me and all people who my Mother asked for help and all people who will continue to tell you, “No. Hell NO  you cannot deprive me of my Civil and Human Rights, or deprived my Mother of the same, just because you are attorneys.  You are monsters, plain and simple, dangerous people who live lawless because of your arrogance and criminal minds.  Therefore, I ask to see my mother and that the three of your and your client comply with court orders.  That said, your client(s) Carolyn and Fred Toerpe, are respondents to petitions for protective orders, with CArolyn having two pending. Suffice I understand you chose another date to continue your lawlessness in the Probate Division, and a date that all of you know or should know I am also busy.  I won’t say more, as I have yet to see the court order from yesterday 11 May.  

Please note the U.S. Postal Inspector is still very involved in the theft of my mail, and Mr. Schmiedel you claim to still be holding on to two letters addressed to me of which you and your attorney  brought to two courts to attempt to persuade the court(s) that and again, unless you can provide me with the envelop(s) showing that you received returned mail, clearly you and your clients have and continue to steal U.S. Mail.  That said, your client has already looted my Homestead, two of my safety deposit boxes, et al.  

Btu now I’m off subject because I wrote attorney Soehlig yesterday or the day before, a note asking to talk to your client and make certain my Mother can see and or at least talk to me on Mother’s Day.  I didn’t expect to hear back from either of you regarding this and I’m certain, just like the last two Mother’s Days past, my mother will be prevented from spending quality time with me on her celebrated day.  What is even more interesting is that your client won’t allow me to speak to my mother on the telephone and has once again clogged the voice mail and I can not even leave messages for my mother.  I will call your clients cell phone today again and again. It’s Mother’s DAy and I want to speak with my Mother.

I have copied the ARDC because I want to make certain that your buddy Ms. Lea Black is fully aware of the repeated violations of the Professional Codes of EThics.  How far will you go Mr. Schmiedel to steal all of my mother’s assets, my money and leave us both paupers and  homeless?  WEll, today you win.  My heart is broken as is my Mother’s.  I imagine your Hitler complexes are kicking in as you read this and your once again having a “good day” and thinking you’ve “accomplished a lot”, but I believe that what goes around comes around.  

Perhaps you’ll show up at my book signing.  Im certain the public would love to hear your side of the story and how you Cynthia Farenga will tell them that the Court Reporter erred: you never said x y, or z.  I say, thank God for Court reporters — as most of them can’t be bought.

I hope your Mother’s Day Cynthia Farenga is as **** as my Mother’s.  Yes, what goes around does come around.

Please send me copies of the two orders and while your at it, try and obtain jurisdiction and then we may be able to talk.  All I want … all my mother wants is to spend quality time with each other on Mother’s Day.  
Gloria Jean Sykes 
Bon Ami Productions, Inc. 

773.910-3310(cell)
773.631-9262 (fax and office line)
And I personally know that when Gloria was caring for her mother, she gave parties for her frequently (Gloria was a party/social animal) and her mother was always there as well and any family that wanted to be there. Gloria let her mother call family and friends all the time.  CT was never barred from the house or calls, it’s just she rarely bothered.
Mark my words and others, the next step will be drugging and a nursing home and then a quick death.  Carolyn benefits and while a wired in court looks at the floor.

Requests to Admit

Dear Readers;

I sat in a car yesterday to pick up my kids at college, which took about 6 hours, and have some fun them.  This Holiday Inn has high speed internet, so that is great (soon as I figured out how to diagnose and fix it!). This is what I drafted up during the car sit.  These were the questions I had about the case.

BUT Requests to Admit are a fun tool to use.  I saw that Gloria had some in the file and they were apparently filed but unanswered.  If that is the case, then they have been deemed admitted by operation of law, other than the fact I think that the court might have told Gloria she has no standing to file anything, which makes no sense since there is a provision in the Probate Act that any interested party can file a Petition to Remove the Guardian, and even just a note.  Well, as any attorney knows, the only way to really do a good job at that is to file pre-discovery before filing such a document.

But I don’t know, and I looked at the Probate Cases and I couldn’t find any Illinois cases that talk about how a daughter is not entitled to file something, or serve pre-filing discovery, or anything like that.  It just sounds like more AS and CF intimidation against Gloria.

Now that more than one year of pleading have been filed, the pattern of ignoring, snubbing and making Gloria out to be some sort of false pariah in the case when she really has done nothing bad at all–except take excellent care of her mother for 10+ years, I guess it’s just business as usual for those guardians, because once the house is sold, they get paid.  Carolyn thinks her Trust is valid and she gets all the money and needs no reporting to anyone.

So read on below.

JoAnne

Requests to Admit.        These are directed mostly to the GAL’s.  I know these are the questions I have on the case.  I think answering such interrogatories would be most important.

The term “GAL’s” refers to AS and CF collectively.

The term CRLTO refers to the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

The term “Estate” refers to the “Estate of Mary G Sykes” or case 2009 P 04585.

The term “White House” refers to the home where Mary G Sykes lived, or 6014 N Avondale.

The term “Brown House” refers to the home where Gloria Sykes lived prior to it being destroyed by mold, or 6016 N Avondale.

The term “Gloria” or “GS” means Gloria Sykes

The term “MGS” or “Mary” means Mary G Sykes

“PS” is Peter Schmeidel; “HW” is Harvey Waller; “CT” is Carolyn Toerpe; “FT” is Fred Toerpe; “CF” is Cynthia Farenga; “AS” is Adam Stern

The term “wired” means any type of corruption or preferential treatment in court, including promises of money, position, continued employment in and out of the courtroom, etc.  This also includes promises from any judge (Daley center or not), political favor, or court room employee for money, continued employment or preferential treatment.

You are directed to admit or deny the following statements:

1.    That you have been told by GS that $4,000 was removed wrongfully from the Pullman bank account of MS in 2009 and you took no action.

2.    That you are aware that this action caused MGS to prepare a Petition for an Order of Protection against CT.

3.    That you have been told that the removal of $4,000 from the bank account of MGS was allegedly to start a retirement account for MGS.

4.    That you have been told that the removal of $4,000 from the bank account of MGS was purportedly to start a retirement account for MGS

5.    That you knew that MGS at age 90+ was ineligible for a retirement account pursuant to IRS rules, regulations and/or statutory law.

6.    That at the time, MGS was not in need of establishing a retirement account.

7.    That you did not serve any discovery upon Pullman Bank regarding the withdrawl of the $4,000.

8.    That you did not track the $4,000 from Pullman Bank to any other bank account and find out who moved it and when.

9.    That you are not interested in whether CT misappropriate $4,000 from the funds of MGS and therefore did not conduct any proper investigation.

10.    That GS paid two mortgages for approximately 10+ years.

11.    That GS paid the mortgage on 6014 for approximately 10+ years.

12.    That GS paid the mortgage on 6016 for approximately 10+ years.

13.    That the income of MGS was substantially $1900 per month in the year 2010.

14.    That the income of MGS from 2005 to 2010 was $1900 per month.

15.    That the income of MGS being only $1900 per month was insufficient to pay all the expenses of MGS.

16.    That MGS prefers to eat vegetarian.

17.    That MGS prefers to eat vegetarian and organic.

18.    That CT does not provide MGS with organic, vegetarian food which MGS prefers.

19.    That GS always fed MGS a vegetarian diet.

20.    That GS regularly bought MGS high quality vegetarian food.

21.    That GS regularly shopped for MGS at Whole Foods.

22.    That GS regularly purchased a meal plan from Ambutol in Chicago.

23.    That you are aware Ambutol prepares gourmet vegetarian meals.

24.    That GS provided MGS with gourmet vegetarian meals from Ambutol.

25.    That CT does not shop at Whole Foods for the food for MGS.

26.    That CT does not provide as many vegetarian, organic foods as she can for MGS.

27.    That no GAL has ever recommended setting up a retirement account for a 90+ year old person, that you have ever head of.

28.    That you have never obtained any bank records from Pullman bank regarding the $4,000 withdrawal.

29.    That you were aware that CT was the Respondent in a Petition for an OOP in 2009.

30.    That prior to appoint CT as Plenary Guardian you did not properly inform Judge Connors of this fact.

31.    That when CT was appointed Plenary Guardian in Dec. 2009, you did not inform Judge Connors that the jurisdictional 14 day notice of hearing was served upon the two sisters of MGS.

32.    That when CT was appointed Plenary Guardian in Dec. 2009, you did not inform Judge Connors that the jurisdictional 14 day notice of hearing was never served upon sister Josephine.

33.    That when CT was appointed Plenary Guardian in Dec. 2009, you did not inform Judge Connors that the jurisdictional 14 day notice of hearing was never served upon sister Yolanda.

34.    You have never informed the court it has been acting without jurisdiction.

35.    PS has never informed the court it has been acting without jurisdiction since Dec 2009.

36.    HW has never informed the court it has been acting without jurisdiction since Dec 2009.

37.    A competent attorney would have promptly brought this issue to the court’s attention promptly after having been discoveed.

38.    KD and Gloria have been repeatedly informing you that the Probate Court is acting without jurisdiction.

39.    HW has admitted that no 14 day notices were timely served on sisters Yolanda and Josephine prior to the hearing appointing CT.

40.    HW has admitted on the record that no 14 day jurisdictional notices were timely served on Gloria prior to the hearing appointing CT.

41.    That the doctor’s report presented with CT’s Petition for Guardianship in July 2009 was legally deficient in that it was not signed by a medical physician that actually conducted the examination.

42.    That Dr. Motckya who signed the CP211 form was in fact a PsychD.

43.    That Dr. Motckya who is a PsychD cannot sign a CP211 pursuant to the Probate Act for the purposes of presenting a Petition for guardianship.

44.    That counsel for GS repeatedly asked for discovery prior to appointing CT as PG in Dec 2009.

45.    That GS was repeatedly denied any requests for discovery prior to appointing CT as PG in Dec 2009.

46.    That you did not tell the court that GS was entitled to discovery in this case in Dec 2009.

47.    That you have never, in fact told the court GS should be allowed discovery.

48.    That AS knowingly filed a wrongful petition for sanctions against KD.

49.    When AS filed a petition for sanctions against KD, both GAL’s knew he never had appeared in the Probate Court.

50.    That the filing of ARDC complaints against KD and JMD for expressing opinions on a blog constituted a violation of the Illinois CPA. 735 ILCS § 110 et. Seq.

51.    As a GAL, the filing of that ARDC complaint against KD brings liablity to the estate.

52.    A GAL that brings liability to a ward’s estate should immediately report it to the court and be removed.

53.    The reason why AS was not sanctioned by the the Probate Court for filing a false Petition for Sanctions against KD is because the court is wired–or it sure looks like it.

54.    AS filed a Petition to Disqualify JMD as counsel for Gloria because as CF said JMD will assuredly “paper me [meaning the GAL’s to death].”

55.    JMD accordingly became the subject of a Motion to Disqualify (“MTDQ”) filed by AS and endorsed by CF because she is a competent attorney.

56.    CF and AS knew that the filing of a MTDQ JMD was wrongful and in derrogation of well established law.

57.    CF and AS misrepresented to the court they had sufficient grounds to file the MTDQ when in fact they did not.

58.    That in Dec 2009 GS had filed a number of pleadings, and AS asked the court to strike all the pleadings of GS because she was pro se.

59.    That those pleadings in Dec 2009 were in fact filed pro se and so there was no reason to strike those pleadings.

60.    That only sleezy, underhanded attys pull such stunts mentioned in the two prior RFA’s.

61.    That CF and AS meet the description in the last RFA.

62.    That I am not surprised either one would pull such a low down stunt.

63.    That you have been informed by numerous family and friends that Gloria took excellent care of her mother for 10+ years.

64.    You have been informed that Gloria returned from California after her father died to take care of her mother.

65.    You have been informed that Gloria provided Mary with designer clothes to wear.

66.    You have been informed that Gloria provided Mary with monthly trips to the salon for hair and nails.

67.    That the Probate Court trashed Gloria’s care plan on purpose.

68.    That Gloria’s care plan was more than adequate.

69.    That while Gloria didn’t know the name of Mary’s one hypertension medication, she knew what a CBC was and the judge didn’t.

70.    Most people know that a CBC is a Complete Blood Count or Blood Panel and it is an essential part of a regular physical.

71.    One of the reasons the court trashed Gloria’s care plan was because Gloria lived upstairs and Mary lived downstairs at 6014 N. Avondale (“White House”).

72.    CT has a two level home with a basement.

73.    The court did not have a problem with the fact that Mary’s bedroom was on the second level and the other living areas were o the first floor of CT’s home.

74.    Mary lost 10% of her body weight due to a sore throat that lasted a week before CT dropped Mary off with Gloria.

75.    Mary subsequently required several trips to the emergency room which were not reported to the court.

76.    Gloria recognized that something was very wrong with Mary and took her to the doctor the day Mary was dropped off.

77.    That CT represented to the court that family would care for Mary during the day when she was at work.

78.    That subsequent to the appointment of CT, her daughter Kristen moved out of the home.

79.    That subsequent to the appointment of CT, FT did not want to care for Mary during the day.

80.    That subsequent to the appointment of CT, FT did not in fact care for Mary during the day.

81.    That Dr. Rabin signed and submitted a report to the court indicating Mary was incompetent.

82.    That Dr. Amdur signed and submitted a report to the court indicating Mary was incompetent.

83.    That Mr. Motckya, PsychD signed and submitted a report to the court indicating Mary was icompetent.

84.    That you reviewed these reports and agreed with their accuracy.

Each of the following questions refer to the “Doctor’s Reports” of Amdur, Rabin and Mr. Motckya, PsychD and the “Competency Examination.”

85.    You either knew or should have known at the time Mary wore custom hearing aids.

86.    Mary’s hearing was not tested before the Competency Exams were completed.

87.    You knew or should have known at the time Mary suffered from time to time with hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

88.    A CBC or Blood Panel was not conducted immediately before any Competency Examination.

89.    That in derogation of CT’s care plan, Mary has been put in “adult day care” for low functioning adults.

90.    That while Mary was in “adult day care” she could have been living

91.    That prior to this, Mary wrote checks, was involved in the neighborhood gardening club, walker around her neighborhood nearly every day, walked to and from her doctor’s office and was very involved with her community.

92.    That Mary is now isolated with limited phone calls and visits from family.

93.    That the guardian CT is careful to isolate Mary from family.

94.    That CT claims that Mary is upset by Gloria when in fact Mary is upset when Gloria is around because she wants to go home.

95.    That CT claims Mary is upset by Gloria when in fact Mary asks Gloria to get her an attorney so she can go home.

96.    CT saw Mary only a few times per year before summer of 2009.

97.    CT filed a Petition for Guardianship because Mary filed a Petition for a Protective Order for wrongfully withdrawing $4,000 from her Pullman bank account.

98.    That you have been told that Carolyn drilled out Mary’s safe deposit box at Pullman Bank.

99.    That Gloria was also listed as a joint owner of the safe deposit box.

100.    That you have been told that valuables amount to X were found missing from the safe deposit box.

101.    That you have not investigated the missing contents.

102.    That you have not informed the Probate Court that CT drilled out a safe deposit box owned by Gloria without her permission.

103.    That you have been told that CT had Gloria’s Chase safe deposit box drilled out and the content removed.

104.    That the contents of Gloria’s safe deposit box was approximately $5,000.

105.    That you have not obtained the records from Pullman (now US Bank) regarding the drilling of Mary and Gloria’s safe deposit box.

106.    That you have no obtained the records from Chase regarding the drilling out of Gloria’s safe deposit box.

107.    That CT believes she is the Successor Trustee (“ST”) in the Mary G. Sykes Trust dated 2005(“Mary’s Trust”), when in fact she is not.

108.    That Mary’s Trust names Mary as the initial Trustee and also the Trustor which violates the Statue of Uses and renders the entire Trust document invalid.

109.    That KD and Gloria have repeatedly informed the GAL’s that Mary’s Trust is invalid because it violates the Statue of Uses.

110.    That CT filed an eviction proceeding against Gloria based upon her position as ST under Mary’s Trust knowing that this trust was invalid for violating the Statue of Uses.

111.    Because CT was not in fact the ST of Mary’s Trust, the eviction was wrongful.

112.    CT’s wrongful eviction has created substantial liability upon the Estate of Mary Sykes.

113.    CT also turned off the gas for the White House where Gloria was living in 2010, which in fact violated the CRLTO.

114.    Because she violated the CRLTO, CT has brought upon the Estate a possible violation fine of $200 to $500 per day.

115.    Because CT violated the CRLTO for several months, CT has brought upon the Estate a possible violation totaling more than $5,000.

116.    Because  CT violated the CRLTO for several months, CT has brought upon the Estate a possible violation totaling more than $10,000

117.    AS and CF should have filed a Petition for the Removal of CT for shutting off the gas where Gloria was living based upon these violations of the CRLTO creating massive liability to the Estate.

118.    Because AS and CF failed to remove CT for wilfully violating the CRLTO, they should have been removed as GAL’s.

119.    In winter of 2010, PS called Chase, Gloria’s mortgage holder and told Chase the brown house was abandoned.

120.    PS convinced Chase to “secure the property.”

121.    Gloria arrived home one day to find herself locked out of the Brown House, her secuirty cameras were disabled and the security system disabled and tampered with.

122.    Gloria arrived home to also find that interior walls in her Brown House were trashed, rendering the property completely uninhabitable–well beyond any remaining mold remediation.

123.    Gloria arrived home one day to find all of the furnishings remaining in her brown home were put in the snow behind her home.

124.    When Gloria’s home was locked and trashed, the GAL’s were promptly informed and failed to investigate.

125.    The GAL’s have told the Probate Court the Estate has a valuable interest in the Brown House and it should be partitioned.

126.    The prior statement is in fact a lie because the GAL’s have been informed repeatedly that Gloria owned the Brown House and Gloria only put Mary G on title as a joint owner as a testamentary convenience.

127.    That all the family members except CT agree that the Brown House is Gloria’s and the White House is Mary’s.

128.    That Gloria paid the mortgages on both homes for approximately ten+ years.

129.    That you were told repeatedly Mary’s income for ten+ years was approximately $1900 per month which was insufficient for her to pay her $1000 per month mortgage, plus utilities, clothing and other expenses.

130.    The GAL’s failed to investigate the severe destruction of the Brown House because they, as well as PS, desired to ensure Gloria was rendered utterly homeless for the purpose of intimidation.

131.    The GAL’s failed to investigate the severe destruction of the Brown House because they, as well as PS, desired to ensure Gloria was rendered utterly homeless for the purpose of intimidation.

132.    The GAL’s failed to investigate the severe destruction of the Brown House because they, as well as PS, were operating in a wired courtroom.

133.    The GAL’s failed for file a Petition to Remove Carolyn for violating the RLTO because they were operating in a wired courtroom.

134.    On May 11, 2012, you informed the Probate Court that Mary’s $1 million in gold coins was “Gloria’s fiction.”

135.    At that time, you did not inform the Probate Court how sister Yolanda could confirm Mary’s ownership of the coins and how they were in the safe deposit box before CT drilled it out.

136.    At that time, you did not inform the Probate Court how sister Josephine could confirm Mary’s ownership of the coins and how they were in the safe deposit box before CT drilled it out.

137.    At that time, you forgot to inform the Probate Court how sister Yolanda could confirm Mary’s ownership of the coins and how they were in the safe deposit box before CT drilled it out.

138.    At that time, you forgot to inform the Probate Court how sister Josephine could confirm Mary’s ownership of the coins and how they were in the safe deposit box before CT drilled it out

139.    That you have not conducted a complete and independent asset search for CT’s accounts.

140.    That you have not conducted a complete and independent asset search for FT’s accounts.

141.    That Mary wrote in her own handwriting (“Mary’s Directions) in Sept. 2009 that she wanted an attorney and wanted to live at home until she died.

142.    That you told the Probate Court that Mary’s Directions were dictated to her by someone else and she did not know what she was writing and this was a false statement

143.    That videos were posted on youtube.com and Vimeo.com which firmly confirm Mary’s Directions (“Videos”).

144.    Those Videos show Mary writing once again she wanted to live in her own home until she died and to have Gloria and Carolyn care for her there.

145.    You are aware that Gloria holds the last valid and enforceable Power of Attorney for Health Care from Mary. (The “POA”)

146.    This original POA document was produced in court in December of 2009 and the court ignored it.

147.    You initially told the court that this original POA document was a fake.

148.    When it shown to you and the court and it was determined it was an original and valid, Judge Connors summarily invalidated the document, without findings or a hearing.

149.    Judge Connors quipped it had to have been produced sooner–yet Gloria had mentioned it to her in several prior court status hearings and Gloria’s requests to effecutate this document were ignored.

150.    That a person who can pass an Illinois written Rules of the Road test does not have dementia.

151.    That a person who can pass an Illinois written Rules of the Road test does not have severe dementia.

152.    That a person who passes an Illinois written Rules of the Road test in January should not be declared incompetent later in July of that same year based upon a diagnosis of dementia, which is a chronic, progressive disease.

153.    That filing a motion to Disqualify JMD for merely notarizing a document is improperl

154.    That the notary clause in the document only stated the person appearing before the notary was in fact known to the notary to be that person and nothing more.

155.    That the GAL’s misrepresented to the court that JMD would be used to testify to show Mary’s competence or incompetence in August 2008.

156.    That JMD was never called to testify regarding the competence level of Mary.

157.    That the issues regarding the Lumberman’s funds disbursing payment in August 2008 (“Lumberman’s Settlement) are full and final and may not be attacked in any court of law.

158.    That 735 ILCS § 1401 provides in its pertinent part that an attack on a judgment must be brought within 2 years of the date of entry of judgment and therefore the Lumberman’s Settlement may no longer be attacked.

159.    That Gloria’s funds were illegally frozen in 2009, and the wrongful freeze continued to the date of this pleading.

160.    That in August of 2012 the GAL’s should have asked the court to unfreeze all of Gloria’s funds because the time to attack the Lumberman’s Settlement had passed.

161.    That in Dec 2009, HW wrongfully caused all of Gloria’s funds at Chase to be wrongfully frozen, rendering her penniless for more than a week.

162.    That the freezing of all of Gloria’s accounts in Dec 2009 in excess of the Order entered by the court was wrongful, bringing substantial liability upon the Estate.

163.    That the freezing of all of Gloria’s accounts in Dec 2009 should have created cause for the GAL’s to remove CT as plenary guarding for the wrongful actions of her counsel.

164.    That a guardian is legally responsible for the wrongful actions of her counsel.

165.    That you enjoy terrorizing Gloria.

166.    That it was funny that you complained Gloria had no current address when it was your plan all along to render her homeless and penniless.

167.    That this put a crimp in your evil plans.

168.    That no one cares you never have a master plan of evil.

169.    That PS’s evil deed on the 6016 home (“Gloria’s Home”) is pretty much going the same way, that is, south.

170.    That the mortgage on the home of approx. $200,000 is likely more than the home is worth.

171.    That it is not worth partitioning this house.

172.    That you have not figured this out.

173.    That mini-me had better master plans of evil than CF and AS.

174.    That your filing of ARDC complaints against KD and JD are about the same as whining like a 3 year old girl that has wet her pants and it feels real yucky now.

175.    That you have exerted undue influence in the 2009 P 4585 Probate Case (“MGS Case”).

176.    That you are aware that the MGS Case was wired.

177.    That you are aware that the appointment of CT as Plenary Guardian was wired.

178.    That the Probate court is about as corrupt as the Circuit Court was in the days of Greylord.

179.    That you form an integral part of this corruption.

180.    That you just don’t care anymore because the money is just too damn good in this poor economy.

Easy peasy Discovery

Interrogatories:

See attached Table of Torts.

1. Identify any statement(s) which you believe are incorrect and provide a corrected statement in lieu thereof.
And finally, don’t forget to read the Disclaimer on this website!

Are we missing the forest for the trees? Question from Scott Evans

I thank Scott very much for going to court for both Mary and Gloria about a gazillion times and taking wonderful notes and thinking these very inciteful thoughts he is willing to share with us all.  Read on…..

From Scott:

Overview: All endeavors that are a work-in-progress tend to suffer from, “… the forest for the trees syndrome”.   Hardworking persons in any endeavor can get wrapped up in their own immediate perspective and miss things or take them for granted, things that a broader view would consider important.

Since Mary passed the Illinois written drivers test plus the driving test just a few months before being declared incompetent and thus being made a Ward of the Court, I can’t help but wonder what other similar anomalies go along with her case. For instance, what would be the typical events in the life of someone who actually had significant dementia? The driver’s license issue begs the question of what else is out there that the Friends and Family of Mary Sykes (FFMS) have gotten so used to that these other keys points have been ignored, lost in the forest.

Some examples: If the Sykes case was a legitimate Plenary Guardianship based on significant dementia ——-

REGULAR REPORTING ON HEALTH OF WARD: In other Probate cases I and Gloria have sat through, the Plenary Guardian (PG), the GAL, and family members regularly report on the health and wellbeing of the Ward of the Court. Usually, this is in some detail, occasionally in strict medical terms plus medical reports that are entered into the record.

For Mary Sykes, an abbreviated, very generalized and short discussion is used, which varies from “….she is doing wonderfully..”, to “….she has taken a turn for the worst….” — all without details, without prior reporting to other family members and without written medical statements put into the record.

FAMILY ACCESS TO THE COURT: In other cases, family members gather at the bench, tell their relevant stories on the condition of the Ward, often at length while the lawyers just give important but usually concise information.

For Mary Sykes, Mary is discussed minimally or not at all.

DUTIES OF GUARDIANS: I would bet that most Wards of the Court have friends and family that are encouraged by the Court to visit the Ward and foster independence and wellbeing. Those concepts are included in “Guidelines for Guardians” as put out by the Presiding Judge of Probate Court. Gloria and I have watched Judge Stuart go to noticeable and even poignant lengths on the proper treatment of the Ward and the Duties of the Plenary Guardian.

The exception is Mary Sykes. Has the Plenary Guardian ever met the Judge? Isn’t a report required every 12 months on the health, wellbeing and financial condition of the Ward?  Given all the hearings, would most Judges make a point of meeting the Plenary Guardian?

CONTINUING CONFIRMATION OF NEED OF 24/7 CARE. If the need for 24/7 care was what made the Plenary Guardianship necessary in the first place, shouldn’t that be reported on regularly and supported in detail?  [On May 11, I watched Judge Stuart give strict instructions to a new Plenary Guardian that follow-up reports on the condition of the Ward CANNOT say, “…same as before…or… no change….” The condition must be spelled out in each report.]

For Mary Sykes, what gets used are short, glib statements by three lawyers ( I use that term loosely) who  have a glaring and roughly 6 figure conflict of interest.

SOCIAL CONTACT: For persons suffering from dementia, contact with old friends and family members would be part of their ‘prescription’ for wellbeing.  [On May 11, 2012, Judge Stuart read to two new Plenary Guardians from the guidelines for guardians and emphasized that the duty of a guardian includes helping the Ward of the Court to achieve, “…maximum self-reliance and independence….within limits of safety….”

For Mary Sykes, isolation, minimal to zero self-reliance, total and enforced DEPENDENCE on the Guardian,  including forced isolation such as not being allowed to use the phone to make or even receive calls except for special occasions, about twice a year , is considered by her Plenary Guardian and her two GALS as what is ‘best’ for Mary’s wellbeing.  Of course as we all know, it is only best for the ease of looting Mary’s hard-earned financial assets, the entire purpose of the Guardianship in the first place.  The ‘lawyers’ who practice this type of ‘law’ refer to it as, “churning the estate”.   It is their business plan to transfer an elder’s money to their own pockets.

WISE USE OF FINANCIAL ASSETS: For most dementia suffers, careful husbanding of the financial assets is carefully prescribed by the Court. I have seen it discussed in detail while sitting through other probate cases.

For Mary Sykes, the lawyers (that keep Mary in the situation she clearly has stated she does not want be in) have openly complained that they haven’t been paid. Clearly, the sale of Mary’s house is to pay the people (I use that term loosely) that are responsible for Mary losing her Constitutional rights as opposed to being sold for Mary’s future care.

In fact it can be argued that if Mary actually did suffer from Plenary Guardianship levels of dementia, she would have been treated far better. And since the FFMS know Mary does not have significant dementia, it is overlooked because it is a false accusation. However, the result of knowing that truth has been to inadvertently allow the alleged criminals (sorry Ken, “miscreants” is just too much of a euphemism) to carry on to approach their self-centered financial goals. And since we take it for granted that this case is only about Carolyn and her lawyers protecting their own financial windfall and to counter Carolyn being cut out of half of Mary’s Will/trust, if not all of it, as of June through September 2009, the tendency has been to get caught up in the ‘crisis du jur’ and not concentrate on the basics, the merits of the case. There is no finger pointing here; this is just how these things work out sometimes in any endeavor.

Until an incident like the driver’s license issue acts as a reminder, the broader picture gets lost in the current events; …the forest for the trees. After all, Tim, initially a year and a half ago, suggested that going back to the beginning was a solution. An April or May, 2009 drivers test would certainly qualify as going back to basics.

As far as dealing with dementia of an elder family member goes, I have no background in that. My paternal grandparents died early, my maternal grandparents and great grandparents were in fine mental shape up to their passing.  So, please modify or add to the above examples of standard treatment and actions concerning a Ward of the Court versus the “special” actions surrounding Mary.

I suspect there are many relevant issues similar to the driver’s license issue that could be added to it. I assume that putting them into play at the same time is better than doing it piecemeal.

~Scott
 

My Fax to Atty Black at the IARDC today!

Dear Readers;

One of the things that bothers me in a most major respect is how Ken Ditkowsky can be accused of lying about the Sykes Probate Case when in fact Ms. Black at the ARDC has shown no knowledge of the facts of the case.  It makes it look like she was “told to” file a complaint against KD without any facts before her.

Now, as an “ordinary” licensed lawyer, I would get in big trouble for that.  No, let me correct that, HUGE HUGE trouble for that.  In federal court they have Rule 11 where you can be sanctioned if you do not first make a reasonable investigation of the facts or the BS your client has told you.  In state court, it is a different rule, but nonetheless, an important rule.  Believe it or not, lawyers cannot actually file claims and lawsuits just based upon pure client BS.

So what is Ms. Black up to and why is my question to her.  She admitted in her answers to KD’s Requests to Admit that she did not have sufficient facts really to determine if many of the statements made in her complaint against him were true or untrue.

So, the intrigue continues.  I have told her KD is telling the truth.  I know the family and I know Gloria.  The Probate Proceeding was non jurisdictional and railroaded.  What happened?

so please read on below and I will in fact publish all those transcripts on this blog and post a page with links.

 

take care

 

joanne

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May 10, 2012

Re:     JoAnne M. Denison ,  In relation to Cynthia Farenga’s Complaint AND
Kenneth Ditkowsky, the Sykes Probate matter
PLUS my request to open an investigation against Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmeidel, Adam Stern, Harvey Waller
TRANSMISSION OF TRANSCRIPTS

Dear Ms. Black;

Without waiving my representation by Mr. Ditkowsky, who is aware of this communication, attached is are portions of the Probate File transcripts which have been imaged–as promised  You will eventually get 16 files, and I have just ordered the rest to get to you.  You should already have the following documents via fax for the above files:
1.  Table of Torts for April 2012, which I will periodically update.
2.  Probate file (imaged portion) Dec 1 2011 to April 1 2012 which contains the improper behavior of Peter Schmeidel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga which has occurred in Probate Court.  It supplements the “table of torts” which serve as a basis of complaints against these individuals.
3.  Probate file (imaged portion) Mar 2011 to Nov 2011, faxed May 8, 2012.

If you lose or misplace any of the above, these can be easily located at http://www.MaryGSykes.com.  While I do not think 99% of ARDC complaints need to or ought to be made public, I am 100% sure that Probate Case No. 2009 P 4585 involving AS, CF, PS and HW is so filled with grave injustices against Mary G and Gloria, the entire matter MUST and OUGHT to be published.

Unless and until I have heard that this has been accomplished, I will work on getting the feds involved, or the court corruption attorney prosecutors located at 219 S. Dearborn in Chicago.  I had to do this once before in Probate and once I shipped over a packet of info, the craziness in court all of a sudden stopped.  I guess a phone call was made.  That was a great story I will save for another day.

I also wanted to let you know the other day I was in FED Court or Forcible Eviction and Detainer Court.  (True story). This is on the 14th floor.  I can tell you that I have been in this court for clients a number of times and seen dozens of cases dismissed for lack of proper jurisdictional notice over those 5 day notes.  Yesterday, regrettably I had to dismiss my client’s case.  I didn’t want to waste his time or money.  Unfortunately, my client had a prior lawyer and this lawyer was told that the eviction case involved a land contract or an agreement to purchase the property within a certain time period.  For some reason, the lawyer had my client serve a 5 day notice to the tenant as if the tenancy were on a month to month basis.  When we received the file and noted that both parties agreed in answers to discovery that this was in fact a land contract arrangement, I had to inform the client that the law was in land contract situations (there is a separate set of laws for these apart from the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance), that a 30 day notice had to be served.  Yesterday I had to agree to a non suit.

Oh, I talked to the judge about it, told him the 5 day was served in good faith, etc., but he was firm that a jurisdictional notice requirement was strict and severe and required dismissal and he could not take any action on the subject matter of the case.  I understand.  It’s due process and it’s constitutional.  The Illinois Supreme Court has made that clear.  There are two cases on this.  Read the language I have outlined. (will fax later today) Due process and notice jurisdiction is strict and severe.

I don’t like “jurisdictional notice requirements” in Illinois laws either when I have to withdraw or have one of my cases dismissed and start all over again.  This means if you don’t strictly comply with the form, content, and method of notice, the court may not take jurisdiction over a matter.  All orders will be void ab initio.  All lawyers involved may incur serious liability, malpractice or otherwise.  You get in the middle of the case, do discovery and find out jurisdiction is lacking and an honest lawyer informs the court promptly and asks for a dismissal.  I had to do just that yesterday.  BUT, they are important due process and constitutional protections afforded citizens with human and civil rights.  And in the long run, what makes the US great is our extreme attention and compelling dedication to the protection of human and civil rights, meaning all due process protections are highly regarded.

For some reason, the FED judges on the 14th floor understand this concept, generally carefully reviewing each and every new case to make sure the 5 day notice was correct and was served strictly in compliance with the statue.  But, then just four floors above in the Probate division, the judges there for some reason ignore all of it–due process, proper 14 day service on close family members and do as they please.

Soldini was clear that 14 day notice requirement prior to hearing is jurisdictional.  It cannot be waived and the case should and MUST be dismissed at anytime this issue is brought to the attention of the judge.

What is happening here?  KD believes that such a serious violation where both 2 Probate judges and 2 GAL’s and 2 Illinois licensed attorneys are involved and everyone ignores jurisdictional notice requirement of 14 day prior notice to a hearing to Gloria and the sisters Yolanda and Josephine, especially when combined with 1) family members reporting and insisting Mary G wants an attorney; 2) Mary G asking Gloria to find KD who is her desired attorney and he is not allowed to intervene (Gloria did NOT know that name before that conversation–she got it from her mom); 3)the GAL’s say Mary waived her right to an attorney; 4) the GAL’s say Gloria “consented” to an agreement to appoint a guardian, etc. and the rest of the funny stuff in the case (see my Table of Torts), the entire case looks like the old days of Greylord.

Worst part about it is the case has gone on now for 2 years.  Two years and we have 6+ bar admitted Illinois lawyers spend time, resources and estate money, holding an 93 year old woman in a place she has not chosen–all because these 6 lawyers (2 judges, 2 GAL’s and 2+ lawyers for the estate), don’t get the onerous and most serious burden of jurisdictional notice.

And this is a serious continuing violation.  Every day this case goes on, the limitations period is NOT tolled for any of this tortious ultra vires behavior that began in July of 2009.  Day by day, each of the lawyers involved that continue marching forward incur more and more liability for themselves and the estate.  None of them can apparently pound their ego down (as I demonstrated yesterday that I can) and admit that the entire Sykes matter is without jurisdiction, nonsuit it, let Mary G go home, let Gloria go home, give Gloria back her Indiana frozen funds and start the case all over.

Look at the FED cases.  After 2 years of litigation, a long and winding decision about how the RLTO should be interpreted regarding numerous violations the parties protractedly argued about one short sentence at the end said it all–the 5 day notice was only served by slipping it under the door and therefore we MUST vacate the landord’s judgment AND dismiss because the Circuit Court had no jurisdiction ab initio.

Two years of protracted, heated litigation down the drain.  Two years.  And in the end, due process won.  The constitutional rights of Illinois and US citizens won.  These documents are not just scholastic torture for the 6th grade kiddies–they are important legal documents that should control the behavior of the courts instead of the other way round.

No notice means no jurisdiction. The only way around this is to get a signed waiver of the jurisdictional notice, and neither Gloria nor the sisters Yolanda nor Josephine have signed such a document or told the court that on a transcript record (you will be receiving each and every one of these–you find the consent).  Every one agrees on that.

KD is right to call for an investigation.  That was and is his constitutional right.

He has recently transmitted to me additional law on this issue and I will provide you with a memoranda, but from what I’ve seen so far, the constitutional right to protect free public speech bearing upon public issues is a “special” protected right of the highest demand for absolutely no protections.

So then, why is this happening in the Sykes case, and why is there anything wrong with Ken Ditkowsky calling repeatedly for an investigation.  He is old enough to recall the problems involved in obtaining justice during the Greylord years.  I was admitted the year Greylord was over and 90% of the Daley Center was cleared of its corrupt judges.  I had heard corruption was so bad, the attorneys were openly handing envelopes stuff with cash right over the bench and saying “Merry Christmas” to these judges.  And it was not once in a while, but for years, and the ARDC sat by and did nothing, even with a barrage of complaints from the public and other honest lawyers.

Since I have gotten to know KD he is one of the most honest, caring lawyers that I have met.  He has bent over backwards many times to help Mary and Gloria obtain justice.  Why pursue him?

Gloria says she was involved in the Gacy case and apparently the CPS knew young boys were disappearing from their classrooms and did nothing.  She was one of the first investigative reporters on the case right after Gacy was arrested.  The CPS did not promptly inform parents there was an apparent pattern.  They did not inform the authorities so perhaps a dozen or more boys died needlessly.

I know that no one likes to think our courtrooms are wired, or that the authorities ignore the elephant in the room, but it’s people like KD and myself and Gloria that are outraged at such conduct.  We are vociferous and will be vociferous, and if those loud protestations wind up in a blog on the internet because the courts are wired and none of 6+ lawyers involved in that case simply “don’t get it”, and the ARDC turns a blind eye and deaf ear, then so be it.  That’s what we will all do.  And we are NOT going away, even after numerous 1983 violations, CPA violations, etc. We will still be on the internet’s door protesting so the public knows what the govt is spending money on–deny human rights.

Look at the Probate file, see what Gloria is repeatedly filing to protest her becoming homeless and penniless due to the behavior of the above miscreants–and worst of all, denying her of her beloved companionship of her elderly mother.  She is right.

Thank you for your consideration and prompt cooperation in this matter.

Very Truly Yours,

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC

Joanne M. Denison

PS–I think it is just easier for you to get the PDF files by email, but you said I could not email you anything yet on this case so I am faxing it to be sure I have a return receipt.

PPS–if you are doing a lot of paper faxing, I have found efax.com where you just get PDF files in your email is much better for longer faxes and I get people to use that.  And I don’t have to worry about anything sitting unattended on the fax machine.

Cc: Ken Ditkowsky, via email

Copy of Fax to Lea Black Re: TRANSMISSION OF Probate Court File–Mar 2011 to Dec 2011

First of all, the links to the documents where everyone can see the case on Google Docts (Gddss bless Google Docts!)

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwRnlBTGUyWjVwSE0

If link breaks:    https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwRnlBTGUyWjVwSE0

File No. 2 (cut and paste)

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwVUNnMEs1M1RFSHc

File No. 3 (cut and paste)

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwMFBEYmJCVmJrSlk

File No. 4 (cut and paste)

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwYUpSekZ4TkZocjg

Dear Readers:

As you are aware, I have promised to publish the court records and transcripts (not all hearings were transcribed) and get these to the ARDC so that they can see how the Probate Court has consistently ignored Gloria’s pleas for justice and relief.  Other than Carolyn, the plenary guardian, the rest of the Sykes family is not in disagreement on the issues in this case. Mary G’s sisters, other close family and friends all believe Gloria was doing an admirable job taking care of her mom for 10+ years.  But the Probate Court does not like that. How can AS and CF then churn fees when the family is happy? How can Carolyn do a money grab for Mary G’s bank accounts and the cash and gold coins at the home? Gloria was supporting her mother and keeping her in her home, well fed, well dressed.  Mary G walked to the bank several times per week and even walked 4 blocks to see her favorite doctor, Dr. Patel,who was keeping her in excellent health at age 90.  She passed her driver’s exam in Jan of 2009– six months before she was declared “incompetent” by Dr. Motckya.  There are videos on the internet that show this “incompetent” woman knows what she wants? Now she is 93.

Isn’t this the least bit scary to any of you that an estranged relative can barge into your life, loot your million dollar nest egg, wire the court and gain control when six months before it is undisputed you walked to and from your doctor and bank, you wrote checks–you even passed a written driver’s exam?

See the fax below.  Amazingly not all of it went thru because someone kept “answering the phone”. Since Lea Black at the ARDC won’t let me email these files, I have to fax them.

There’s about 400 pages of court docts so far on the court’s imaging system.  There’s about a carton of docts in the file. Although, I think I generated about 3 reams myself when I was involved with the case, and I plan on getting those docts to LB too.

Let’s see what happens.  I have no idea how the ARDC can make an informed decision on this case if LB doesn’t have the Probate file, entire transcripts (I have about 16 and there are more coming).

JoAnne Marie

Now for the Fax to Lea Black an atty at the ARDC

FAX TRANSMITTAL SHEET
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Pages in fax, including this coversheet – ( 2 + 4 PDF files to come  )
May 8, 2012

Re: JoAnne M. Denison ,  In relation to Cynthia Farenga’s Complaint AND
Kenneth Ditkowsky, the Sykes Probate matter
PLUS my request to open an investigation against Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmeidel, Adam Stern, Harvey Waller
TRANSMISSION OF PROBATE FILE MAR 2011 TO DEC 2011

Dear Ms. Black;

Without waiving my representation by Mr. Ditkowsky, who is aware of this communication, attached is are portions of the Probate File which have been imaged.  You should already have the following documents via fax for the above files:
1.  Table of Torts for April 2012, which I will periodically update.
2.  Probate file (imaged portion) Dec 1 2011 to April 1 2012 which contains the improper behavior of Peter Schmeidel, Adam Stern and Cynthia Farenga which has occurred in Probate Court.  It supplements the “table of torts” which serve as a basis of complaints against these individuals.
3.  Probate file (imaged portion) Mar 2011 to Nov 2011, faxed May 8, 2012.

If you lose or misplace any of the above, these can be easily located at http://www.MaryGSykes.com.  While I do not think 99% of ARDC complaints need to or ought to be made public, I am 100% sure that Probate Case No. 2009 P 4585 involving AS, CF, PS and HW is so filled with grave injustices against Mary G and Gloria, the entire matter MUST and OUGHT to be published.

Unless and until I have heard that this has been accomplished, I will work on getting the feds involved, or the court corruption attorney prosecutors located at 219 S. Dearborn in Chicago.  I had to do this once before in Probate and once I shipped over a packet of info, the craziness in court all of a sudden stopped.  I guess a phone call was made.  That was a great story I will save for another day.

Thank you for your consideration and prompt cooperation in this matter.

Very Truly Yours,

DENISON & ASSOCS, PC

Joanne M. Denison

PS–I think it is just easier for you to get the PDF files by email, but you said I could not email you anything yet on this case so I am faxing it to be sure I have a return receipt.

PPS–if you are doing a lot of paper faxing, I have found efax.com where you just get PDF files in your email is much better for longer faxes and I get people to use that.  And I don’t have to worry about anything sitting unattended on the fax machine.

Cc: Ken Ditkowsky, via email

Okay and here’s someting funny.  I faxed LB about 200 pages and they started picking up the phone at the ARDC to stop the fax!  LB told me she does not do emails regarding complaints, but in order to make a fully informed decision, she should have the entire probate file, all the transcripts, etc. — one would think!  I know as an atty if I got involved in all of this,  would want that and demand it before making a decision. But then they pick up the phone at the ARDC to stop your fax and they say “no emails.”

Do they really want all the truth?  I’ll check it out later today, see if LB calls about all the docts and let you all know.

Take care, and peace and blessing and justice to you all today

JoAnne Marie D.

Information on where to Complain regarding the Sykes Case

From: GLD <gailwinds2hi@yahoo.com>
To: ‘kenneth ditkowsky’ <kenditkowsky@yahoo.com>; ‘probate sharks’ <verenusl@gmail.com>; ‘GLORIA Jean SYKES’ <gloami@msn.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 9:50 PM
Subject: Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Created in 1979, the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission protects the rights and promotes the welfare of persons with disabilities.  A board of eleven Commissioners, who serve without compensation, govern the agency. The Commission is an executive state agency created to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. By providing legal representation, investigating complaints of rights violations and providing state guardianship for Illinois’ population with disabilities, the Commission has given voice to those who have previously gone unheard.

Three program Divisions in nine regions throughout the State carry out the responsibilities of the Commission:

       Office of State Guardian (OSG) : Appointed by the courts as a guardian of last resort, the OSG provides case services and money management to more than 5,400 persons with disabilities.

       Legal Advocacy Service (LAS) : LAS represents persons with disabilities at commitment hearings and makes counsel available to enforce the rights of those with disabilities under the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code and other related laws.

       Human Rights Authority (HRA) : With the assistance of a team of volunteers, the HRA conducts investigations of alleged rights violations by providers against people with disabilities.  Additionally, this program area works closely with providers to help resolve rights issues

Highlights

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The Human Rights Authority exists to conduct investigations of complaints of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities. Based on early models of a singular regional grassroots program, the Human Rights Authority serves as a statewide framework providing direction and standards for a largely volunteer effort.

From Gloria Sykes, her thoughts and feelings and one question about a Driver’s License exam for Mary G?

Dear Readers;

This is really what makes a blog special and what we all want to read, and that it the personal thoughts and feeling of those that are going through these terrible courtroom travesties of justice.

Just how do people handle all of this?  Gloria hasn’t seen, touched or talked to her mother for a year now–its’ the worst form of  emotional abuse to a senior.  Gloria and her mother were very close for the 10 + prior years Carolyn ripped Mary G out of her home and neighborhood since the 1950’s and has isolated her in the remote suburb of Naperville. Don’t get me wrong, but suburbs are most useful if you can drive.  And Carolyn is isolating Mary.

And that brings up another question (I gotta publish this one)–Gloria tells me that her mother had passed the driver’s exam in 2009!  Her test wasn’t perfect, but SHE PASSED!  That was in summer, so how is it at the same time some hack PsychD is saying she is incompetent!  Huh?  That’s what I want to know.  She can pass a driver’s test, road exam and written test, but some hack says she is incompetent?  Someone wants to invalidate Mary G’s legal documents from August 2008?  That’s outside the statute of limitations for “Relief from Judgment” or to defeat a properly entered judgment. Why do they think they can do that.  And Gloria tells me that in 2009 Mary was driving.  To the Grocer’s and around the neighborhood.  In fact, it turns out that because Mary G didn’t like to drive Gloria’s car (too big), she was borrowing a neighbor’s car!  Obviously the neighbor thought Mary G was competent enough to drive.

What are they basing this alleged incompetency judgment on, exactly?  Who in their right mind would do such a thing?

The videos, the pages of handwriting, now the driver’s license test–who does this?

More disgusting facts, more apologies to Gloria.

JoAnne

Now for words from Gloria:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,


I can’t help but believe that God is watching us from above every time we sit on the toilet.  I also believe God watches specialty events, occasionally guiding tennis balls to hit the edges of the white lines on the courts, basketballs off the backboards into the hoops, and baseballs over the walls for home-runs.  God knows when people are dishonest and revengeful just like Santa knows which children are naught and which ones are nice.  I think all people live “Under God” a deity peering down on us just like the manager at Walmart atop the customer service desk.  That said, I have a keep sense of right and wrong: a strong personal and professional integrity that was taught to me by my mother and father.  “Reach for the starts,” my parents told me, “and if you fall short, look how far you’ve gone!”. So you’ll have to excuse me when I say that the last few years have been a nightmare, a reality no man, woman or child should have to face in the real world.  And so, when I tell the facts of the ‘horror story’ it is not unusual for people of authority to say, “you’re nuts’ and “that can’t happen [in America]”.  One only needs to read the 12 or so verified court records that include transcripts, currently on file with the Cook County Clerk’s office/Probate Division and there’s no doubt in my mind that the repeated comment in response “you’re nuts” or “that can’t happen [in America] will be changed to “Oh my God!”

Indeed, Oh My God!  But as God has nothing to do with the actions of dishonest, vindictive, greedy people, this reality my mother and I and thousands of “American’s” face every day.  The media is filled with stories of people shows selfishness and personal agendas are now infamous.  They work at such places as ENRON, Arthur Anderson, WorldCom, even the Roman Catholic Church: they’ve betrayed the trust of stockholders, citizens, children and the faithful — making our Democracy, our Economy, and our religious institutions less trustworthy in  the process.

These particular stories have faded from the front page, but the story of Corporate Greed and selfishness will be in the news forever.  The problem we have is that our Judicial is so well insulated, protected, that the “media’ has been silent, until now!  Still, it’s drama is perennial and its social costs immense.  The poet Rumi said it with reckless candor 800 years ago, “If you are here unfaithfully with us your are causing terrible damage”.  

What my Mother and I, and thousands of other ‘victims’ of Court sanctioned abuses and financial exploitations of the elderly and disabled have experienced is not a failure of legal ethics on the part of our Judicial and the attorneys appointed by the Courts: it’s a failure of human holiness.  Doctors who are dismissive of patients, politicians who lie to voters, attorney’s who intentionally “LIE” to the Judges and themselves and rob the elderly and disabled of their Golden Years and lives, and clergy who rob children of their well-being and  childhoods!  These people, men and women like attorneys Peter Schmiedel, Cynthia Farenga, and Adam Stern, for the most part do not lack ethical knowledge or convictions: they give speeches and seminars on financial exploitation and ethical issues and more than likely believe their own words. But they have a well rehearsed habit of holding their own knowledge and beliefs at great remove from the LIVING of their lives. 

Over the past three years the THREE attorneys listed above, have not only destroyed my livelihood and stolen my homestead and assets, but they have intentionally taken from me my Mother who is also my best friend: they have willfully destroyed my Mother’s life and the lives of all people mother loves and trusts for their own financial gain.  I am not ‘nuts’ or as the THREE want you to believe every adult child or loved one who stands up to the Probate Courts and attorneys are collectively, ‘bi-polar and mentally ill’.  No, hell no!  I made a promise to my mother that I will save my Mother’s life and bring her home to the community where she thrived for over 50 years, to the unrestricted and unsupervised life she once had filled with the freedoms to speak to and visit with whomever she pleased, to spend her money how she wants, and to have access to and the right to retain an attorney of her choice and sue the the people who have done her harm!  What I’ve learned about myself is awesome, if I may say so myself.  I’ve learned about friendship and the meaning of friendship: I’ve learned about love and the powers behind true love; and I’ve learned that the selfish, hateful, divided lives of many the officers of the probate courts across America – and particularly in Cook County Chicago, is pathological, so it always gives rise to symptoms — and if we acknowledge the symptoms, we may be able to treat the cancer — the DIS-EASE!  When people error, they lie and then they coverup and hurt the innocents: the cover-up is always worse than the initial crime.   Only when we are able to see it, can we believe it and once we believe that what most find impossible is possible, we start to un-numb ourselves and find the courage to prevail. If we continue to let people like Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, and Peter Schmiedel (including other attorneys from Fischel & Kahn) continue to manipulate the system, our judicial, bend the rules and live above the laws,  there is no hope. But if we believe, as I do, that we’re people “Under God”, then we have the angles on our side.  Personally, I’d rather have God and the Angels on my side than any of the political elite running the show in the Sykes case.  Now I say, “Dear God, thank you for giving me the courage, health and strength to right these wrongs and save my life and in doing so, save my mother’s life” rather than “Oh my God”.  I’m still reaching for the stars!  What makes this journey, this challenge even more accomplishable is that I’m not alone: thousands of us stand hand in hand and will prevail, together because we know right from wrong, good from bad, and heck, we know God is watching us from above… even as we sit on the toilet!  

(As I wrote my Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement, I find myself missing my mother more and more. It’s been over one year since I last touched her, heard her voice, felt her unconditional love, knew she was okay.  And so I wrote this note as a way for me to cope and move forward, as getting on with live is better than getting by with life… please cross post.)
Gloria Jean Sykes 
Bon Ami Productions, Inc. 

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

Fax to Lea Black at the Ill. ARDC

Dear Readers;

click here https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwV2xuUnNtVXhDWkE

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwV2xuUnNtVXhDWkE

On Friday, my assistant Julia was able to get to the imaging dept in Probate and obtain a copy of the Probate files from Dec 1, 2011 to yesterday or April 27, 2012.

Attached is what she found.  Amazingly over six (6) months what was found is a clear pattern to exclude, snub, snob and ignore any pleading that Gloria filed, while on the otherhand, anything offered either orally or by mere hint of suggestion by the tortfeasors (GAL’s Adam Stern-AS, Cynthia Farenga-CF, the plenary guardian’s attorney Peter Schmeidel and company – PS) was grated without findings, no hearing, no discussion, and often without any written Motion or Notice of Motion–a situation prohibited by Local Rule 2.1 which says all Motions must be in writing  and the movant must provide proper notice to adverse parties.

Isn’t this the classic case of corruption?  Blagogevich was convicted because he merely hinted at “selling” a senator’s seat, when in reality it was to feather his political campaign fund–something the US Supreme Court in January 2011 said was perfectly fine.

The judge in the Probate Court declared in August of 2011 she did not have to follow court rules or Illinois Statutes pertaining to Civil Procedure in Court–she was exempt. Then she grants this privilege to the court officer miscreants–and now it is clear for the world to see this is a continuing pattern, ala Dorothy Brown who has finally provided some meager form of computerization to the Circuit Courts.

Why aren’t the Circuit Courts of Cook County computerized when the federal courts have been computerized since 200? 1) a thousand incompetent and computer illiterate patronage workers would have to be fired in a single day (although Dorothy Brown COULD keep them on as historical imagers pushing papers thru scanners, that’s what I would do until they died or passed over to the eternal world of civil servant); and 2) politically connected judges and their puppet attorneys (the GAL’s) would be exposed for what they are:  money grubbing, family strife churning leeches that create nothing but pain and misery in a family while swiping free parking money out of a well funded estate.

Here is a sublime expression of what ignoring corruption and feathering the campaign bed leads to.

Have a good read.  More to come.

JoAnne

The interesting, creepy and twisted status of the Mary G Sykes dilemma–now entangled in Probate, BK and Federal District Court

From Ken Ditkowsky:

The worm has turned.   They miscalculated with the ARDC complaint.  First JoAnne reacted by allowing me to defend her.   That meant that both of us were going to be co-ordinated.   This also meant that the pressure that would normally be delivered was obviated and when Black contacted JoAnne directly – a clear ethical violation – she had to be on the defensive.   Her response to my fax of protestation was clear backpedaling and mumbling at its best.

A second series of miscalculations occurred when they did not carry through on my challenge to allow an independent investigation.    If they were innocent had nothing to hide, why not clear the air with an investigation.

A third series of miscalculations was the idea that Gloria would fold her tent when she ran into adversity in the Forcible Entry and Detainer court and in the Bankruptcy Court.    The ADA complaint they viewed as a bump in the road that they would bull doze out of the way, and the Chapter 11 was duck soup as most attorneys cannot put together a plan.   Instead, Gloria came in there screaming about CT taking her intellectual property, the Sodini notices, etc.    Worse yet, Gloria learned well how to mumble about the Statute of Uses!    Where the hell had you come up with that bit!   Indeed, the Statute of Uses (naked trust) voided Carolyn’s status!    Would a judge know what that was all about?   If they tried to push the sale of the house, the title company certainly would.   The miscreants cannot be certain about delivery of clean title–let alone delivery of any title at all.    It is better to wait until Mary dies and then get a probate court order directing the executor (Carolyn) to sell the house.   But Carolyn not being appointed Executrix is not assured either, with all the tampering of the Probate Estate, the outstanding issues of her defending two Protective Order, etc.

As to the partition lawsuit, Schmiedel over played his hand.   The Chase foreclosure could be tied up for years in the Courts.   He cannot get all the necessary parties together in the same court.   Stuart can poster, but she cannot move the foreclosure action.    Gloria’s house cannot be sold without clearing the title of the Chase loan, and that cannot be cleared without addressing Gloria’s claims against Chase.   They are not going away.

Further hanging over their heads is the fact that they really did not serve the Sodini notices and thus the Court has no jurisdiction.    Every time you file something you mention that fact and the judge is aware that she is walking on very dangerous ground.   In my opinion criminal statutes have been violated.

If you could get an article published on the Sykes case and tie a neat package all hell will break!  The Tyler case and the Sykes case cannot stand the light of day.   Nine million dollars is unaccounted for in the two cases.   The IRS could bring a Federal RICO case against several judges, several guardian ad litem, and several guardians.   The criminal enterprise would be the probate court.

No I cannot bring it – a civil RICO will not fly, but the Justice Department’s action would fly.   Justice could give Stuart immunity and scrape goat Farenga, Stern, Schmiedel, Solo, and Connors.   LB might be icing on the cake.   She certainly knows that the ARDC complaint against me is bogus!  At this point in time, she certainly has the message that I am not frightened by naked intimidation and did nothing wrong except insist on my First Amendment Rights to the detriment of such ‘august’ persons as Farenga, Stern and Schmiedel.

The objection that Gloria filed this evening reiterates the fact that there is no jurisdiction and continuing on is dangerous business.   Gloria Sykes is not going away!   Indeed, if the media stop being cowed and take up the cause of the angels a whole new religion is going to be established over the bodies of Stern, Farenga, Schmiedel and Solo.    (Solo, Stern and Farenga are perfect villains – they look the part!  – central casting could not have come up with better casting!)

Gloria – quite honestly I do not know why I cared, but I felt sorry for Farenga and Stern.   I remember Stern from my youth.   He was the little boy that everyone picked on.   Farenga is the female version of Stern.   When I say everyone picked on him, I mean even the faculty!   As a youth I little sympathy for the Sterns of this world and they were safe from me as long as they left me alone.   I guess I feel guilty that I did not stick up for the Zloob!   However, I gave them both the opportunity to ‘help Mary’ and win my favor, but they turned me down.    Too bad!

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

Ken Ditkowsky, esq. continues to find parallels to other cases…

Parallels
What is most disturbing is the fact that in relation to the Elder Abuse/Financial Exploitation cases history keeps repeating itself.  
The facts that are related to me indicate that the Tyler case and the Sykes case have many of the same facts.    It also appears that there are similarities to the Gore case.       The nursing home cabal raises its ugly head in these cases and too many of the same actors are on the scene.   It may be coincidence but [2 entities]  are frequently mentioned whenever someone in one of these cases claims mischief is afoot!      [One entity] also has a way of getting a mention.     One of the ‘cabal’s’ enterprises similarly is heavily involved.
All of this might just be coincidence, but I do not believe in coincidence.    When I was talking to the Marys’ the MO was amazingly similar to that we discovered in Sykes and the protection provided the Court appointed attorneys was amazing.     Indeed, even though Ms. Tyler started out with an expensive condo (Lake Point Tower) and about $8,000,000 in assets family members who complained as to the fact that the assets were not inventoried were demonized.       In Sykes the value of the Estate was about a million dollars and the value of real estate and Gloria was demonized – but the inventory was more secret than our Nation’s secrets.     
Isolation of the senior was a prime weapon in the arsenal of the abuser/exploiter.      Drugs were administered in both Sykes and Tyler and a vital and active senior was reduced to ruin.      Family members complained to law enforcement, the judiciary, and even the [agency] with no success.     Fiduciary relationships (guardian/ward) were honored by naked words and no action whatsoever.   
The pattern is repeated over and over again without regard to location.     No one seems to care, except the miscreants and their co-conspirators.     Anyone who steps up and acts uppity such as yours truly and the Marys’ and Gloria etc.  has to deal with sanctions.    The Marys’ were charged with criminal contempt for protesting.   Yes, they were ordered not to file anything with prior permission and did, but I believe that Near vs. Minn   (Supreme Court) is still the law and prior restraints on the First Amendment Right are prohibited.     The lack of jurisdiction did not stop my being hit with a $5000 sanction.    When the Appellate Court reversed because of the lack of jurisdiction, the [agency] filed a complaint against me.    Not only does the complaint make unwarranted conclusions, but, the Administrator admits to not having sufficient information to admit or deny the facts upon which the conclusions were based.   As to Gloria Sykes every concept of fair play and Constitutional protect has been abrogated.   
I have renewed my plea to law enforcement to make an independent investigation and in this regard I have written to Senator Kirk, Attorney General Holder,  the States attorney, the Sheriff and others.    I noted that political elite wax eloquent as to protecting grandmother’s social security, but are very silent when it comes to protecting Grandmother’s property and liberty.     It is respectfully submitted that the few pennies that grandmother is paid in social security pales when grandma’s liberty, property, and civil rights are forfeit.    How do our political leaders sleep at night?     By their inaction and inertia they are a major part of the problem.
It may sound like a broken record, but I do not see Governor Quinn, or President Obama urging the tax authorities to aggressively and diligently audit the guardians who refuse to inventory millions of dollars of senior assets.     The taxes, interest, and penalties to be collected in the Sykes case easily at this point in time are in excess of a million dollars.    In the Tyler estate are in excess of eight million dollars.      If the guardians (including the GALs) suffered a benefit they should also pay the taxes.     Are these people immune from tax collection because they are sharing the ‘wealth?’      This scam is a more sophisticated form of ‘greylord!’      
I offered the Sykes [entities] the opportunity to join with me in asking for an independent investigation of the allegations made by the friends, neighbors, and family of Mary Sykes.    I said, if you have nothing to hide – join in the call.    The silence is deafening.       The admission of wrongdoing is easily determined by the failure of these fiduciaries to join in the call for transparency and an independent investigation of the charges made.        The admission of wrongdoing is easily determined by the fact that the ‘safe harbor’ letters and calls to an investigation have been greeted by [agency] complaints.   
Ken Ditkowsky

www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

From JoAnne Denison;

As an update, I have been alerted to another case, this one in Mass. where an attorney held a POA for her father and was moving money to pay his household expenses.  AT Mellon Bank NY, the banker was giving her a hard time about paperwork, when she casually mentioned that if excessive paperwork were going to be a problem she could just move the accounts elsewhere (value $9 million).  Her father was an attorney and had clearly granted her POA and daughter intended to allow dad to stay at home until he died.  She was taking excellent care of him and often stayed over and involved him completely in her lives and the lives of his grandchildren, whom he adored.

Next thing she knew, his CPA went to court, had him declared incompetent, attained guardianship–all in a deal to keep $9 million at Mellon Bank in NY!  Yikes.  The guardian refused to allow the two daughters to see dad freely and started immediately to isolate dad from friends and family and they started drugging him with seroquel and risperdol–two dangerous psychotropic drugs used only on the most violently ill mental patients.  As in the Sykes case, currently the GAL is adding other attorneys to the case to outlawyer the daughter and churn the feeding freenzy–all with court connected lawyers.

Guardian claims dad gets angry and violent–but it turns out that happens only when they force him to stay at a local crappy nursing home when he is “too sick” to care for at home OR when he wants to call or visit his two daughters.  The guardian obtained a court order that neither daughter can see or talk to dad!  That means no children contact and no grandchild contact.  Words defy me as to that one.  Is the isolation from all your children and grandchildren the height of cruelty and indignation for a senior–and a lawyer grandfather who carefully planned and drew up countless documents and trusts to avoid just that?

We plan on starting a blog for this one too, so if greedy miscreants are reading this, more and more of these cases will be published here and elsewhere on the internet AND BY ATTORNEYS.  Lawyers that ask questions. Lawyers that are disgusted by greedy, thieving, cruel behavior which should only be found in those types of prisoners beat to death by other inmates for thieving from grandma and grandpa.

If this is your modus operandi, rest assured that I am being contacted by other (honest) lawyers in other states about starting blogs to stop this highly under reported yet extremely lucrative thieving that is continually destroying families.

JoAnne Denison

From Ken Ditkowsky–a Response to the [agency]

Motion to Deem Request to admit admitted\
Now comes the Respondent Kenneth Ditkowsky and states as follows:
Prefatory statement
                Supreme Court Rule 216[1] is intended to separate the wheat from the shaft and require the petitioner to Admit facts that should not be contested;
Rule 216 provides that “[a] party may serve on any other party a written request for the admission by the latter of the truth of any *125 specified relevant fact set forth in the request.” 134 Ill.2d R. 216(a). The necessity and reasonableness of the medical services a plaintiff received to treat her injuries and the reasonable cost of those medical services are facts that are proper subjects for a Rule 216 request to admit. Szczeblewski v. Gossett, 342 Ill.App.3d 344, 348, 277 Ill.Dec. 1, 795 N.E.2d 368, 371 (2003). Rule 216 provides:
“Admission in the Absence of Denial. Each of the matters of fact and the genuineness of each document of which admission is requested is admitted unless, within 28 days after service thereof, the party to whom the request is directed serves upon the party requesting the admission * * * a sworn statement denying specifically the matters of which admission is requested or setting forth in detail the reasons why he cannot truthfully admit or deny those matters.” 134 Ill.2d R. 216(c).
24 The statute was not designed to shift the burden of proof on to a defendant but rather to save the time and expense of litigation by eliminating the necessity of proof regarding facts within the knowledge ***610 **151 of the party upon whom the request is made. Szczeblewski, 342 Ill.App.3d at 349, 277 Ill.Dec. 1, 795 N.E.2d at 371. To that end, Rule 216 provides that “a party has a good-faith obligation to make a reasonable effort to secure answers to requests to admit from persons or documents within the responding party’s reasonable control,” including from the party’s attorney and insurance company investigators or representatives. Szczeblewski, 342 Ill.App.3d at 349, 277 Ill.Dec. 1, 795 N.E.2d at 372. However, Rule 216 also provides that a responding party may, in lieu of answering all or part of the request, serve “written objections on the ground that some or all of the requested admissions are privileged or irrelevant or that the request is otherwise improper.” 134 Ill.2d R. 216(c); Brookbank v. Olson, 389 Ill.App.3d 683, 688, 329 Ill.Dec. 835, 907 N.E.2d 426, 430 (2009). If the proper framework of Rule 216 is not followed, an incontrovertible judicial admission results and the fact is withdrawn from contention. Brookbank, 389 Ill.App.3d at 687, 329 Ill.Dec. 835, 907 N.E.2d at 429–430.
Oelze v. Score Sports Venture, LLC, 401 Ill. App. 3d 110, 124-25, 927 N.E.2d 137, 150-51 appeal denied, 237 Ill. 2d 561, 938 N.E.2d 522 (2010)
Discussion
                The proceedings herein are not the usual litigation, but are proceedings in which a professional reputation is being defamed, and the Administrator has taken communications out of context and drawn conclusions that are not warranted.       The respondent is not a voluntary party or an attorney in any of the litigation from which these matters arise, however, as a citizen of the State of Illinois and the United States of America he has profound interest.    A senior citizen has been illegally deprived of her liberty, property, civil rights and human rights.     Persons who have protested what appear to be extra-judicial actions occurring in the Courts also have been deprived of the liberty, property, and civil rights including the rights guaranteed by the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970.
It is respectfully suggested that the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is held to a higher standard as professionalism than the ‘run of the mill’ lawyer.   This fact is recognized by the fact that the Administrator must prove his claim by clear and convincing evidence.      Thus, responses such as:
Response:   The Administrator does not have sufficient information to admit or deny the purported fact contained in Request number 1 as the Administrator was not; present in court on August 31, 2009.  (Page 3 Administrator’s response to Respondent’s 3d Wave Request to Admit)
Response:   The Administrator objects to the term recruited.   Respondent is attempting to show that the Court and the Guardian ad litem engaged in “doctor shopping”    This is a disputed fact and in not the appropriate subject of a request to admit facts.   The Administrator admits the Dr. Amdur signed a CCP 211.  (page 3 and continued on page 2 of Administrator’s response to Respondent’s 3rd Wave Request to Admit)
“Response:  The administrator has insufficient evidence to admit or deny the purported facts contained in request number 6”     (page 2 Administrator’s response to Respondent’s 3rd Wave Request to Admit)
Is inappropriate and must be deemed admitted.       The Administrator’s responses to the Requests to Admit are replete with similar evidences of the Administrator no complying with the criterion established by the Supreme Court of Illinois to avoid forcing a litigant to prove facts that in all honesty and candor should be admitted.
                The Administrator after essentially disclosing that little, if any, investigation required by Rule 137 was done prior to filing the disciplinary complaint herein was been served with four sets of Request to Admit, each set having less than 30 Requests of parts thereof.     Each of the Request to Admit refers to an essential fact that should have been thoroughly investigated.     For instance, Matter of Sodini, 172 Ill. App. 3d 1055, 527 N.E.2d 530 (1988)   requires for the Probate Court to obtain jurisdiction that notices be served on the close relatives of Mary Sykes.       If as the respondent contends the Sodini notices were not served, this complaint must be dismissed.       Good faith requires that the Administrator either admit or deny the fact.     The criterion set out to protect people like Mary Sykes is very simple.    List in your petition the close relatives and serve them a notice 14 days before the competency hearing.      If the Sodini notices are not provided there is no jurisdiction to appoint plenary guardians, etc.[i] .
                Complaints that aver that a party has acted inappropriately become an Oxymoron when a second set of rules apply for the Administrator and the respondent.    Herein, as an example, the Attorney representing the Administrator listed in the Administrator’s schedule of witnesses a witness, JoAnne Denison.   The e-mail that was sent to Ms. Denison was requested to be admitted.      In paragraph 15 on page 6 of the 2nd Wave Responses the Administrator responded.
“Objection.  The Administrator moves to strike Request number 15/exhibit) as irrelevant to this proceeding as it relates to a separate confidential matter.    Without waiving the objection that Administrator does not have sufficient knowledge to admit or deny the genuineness of the e-mail but denies the facts therein.”
Indeed!    The Administrator in alleged ‘good faith’ and ‘candor’  represents that he does not have sufficient knowledge to admit or deny the genuiness of an e-mail sent from the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission offices by the very attorney who signed the responses to the Request to Admit.
                The respondent and others have alleged that their rights protected by the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment and the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution have been violated.    The respondent and others have alleged that their rights protected by Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970 have been violated.    The respondent and others have alleged that 735 ILCS 110 and 42 USCA 1983 are being ignored in this prosecution and in the matters involving Gloria Sykes and Mary Sykes.     When in a response to a Request to Admit a document can be filed that in reference to a an e-mail sent by the attorney representing the Administrator that said states:
“****Without waiving the objection that Administrator does not have sufficient knowledge to admit or deny the genuineness of the e-mail but denies the facts therein”
There has been no candor in the responses, no good faith, and most seriously a double standard is being applied to the instant respondent’s rights by the Administrator.      The respondent therefore appeals to this hearing board to declare all the Requests to Admit admitted and enter judgment in favor of the respondent in these proceedings.
                The respondent has served four separate sets of interrogatories on the Administrator.     Rule 216,  like Rule 213 does not place any limitation on the number of sets of interrogatories and/or sets of Requests to Admit that can be served.     Each set is limited to 30 interrogatories including sub-parts.
Wherefore the respondent moves for the Requests to Admit that were not specifically denied to be deemed admitted.
Respectfully Submitted,
Kenneth Ditkowsky
Pro se,  Respondent
5940 W. Touhy Ave
Niles, Illinois 60714
847 600 3421

So much and so little space for today

I hope everyone is doing fine.  Our court watchers are out there in full force.

Two major (fun) topics to read today.  1)  Peter Schmeidel’s complaint against myself and Ken Ditkowsky which he apparently filed in April, 2012 which was a renewal of something he wrote to the ARDC in Feb. of 2012 which they held was DISMISSED.  Yeah for the First Amendment and actually reading it, and believing in it.  A link to the actual documents are attached and I think it particularly funny where he attached a  copy of my blog; and

2)  The Probate is still trying to erect a completely dead horse and attack a 2.5 year old judgment?  Don’t they know that horse is dead.  In December of 2009 Harvey Waller and son wrongfully froze all of Gloria’s accounts causing her much grief and consternation.  Then what happened is they corrected that and Gloria moved the money to Indiana, I believe in someone elses’ name. Then they continued to freeze money in Indiana as if Cook County Probate court never heard of State’s rights and don’t believe it’s jurisdiction only extends to state borders.  Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern stood idly by, turned a blind eye, and I believe supported this move which was clearly ultra vires!  Yikes.

Now it has been 2.5+ years since the underlying judgment (the Lumberman’s money to repair Gloria’s house), was wrongfully seized and frozen.  The whole case makes absolutely no sense because the house is lying to waste, it is not getting repaired to sell, the court and GAL’s stopped that for some strange reason.  Now they want to partition the house–it’s all insane.  (Could it be money, money, greed, greed?  you betcha!) But worst of all, the two year deadline has come and passed, and the Probate Court says it does not have to follow the rules of Illinois Civil Procedure, as if a King or Queen were sitting in the court room.  Last I heard, the US did NOT adopt a monarchy  in 1780 and appoint royalty in the courtrooms on the 18th floor of the Daley Center!  I heard George Washington was elected and refused to adopt a monarchy on this soil and that happened more than 200 years ago.

Am I missing something or do we now have King Rahm Emmanuel, or perhaps the Board President Toni Preckwinkel has declared herself Queen and confirmed royalty status upon the Circuit Court judges? Was there a ceremony?  Did I miss that edition of the SunTimes.

Anyone want to explain this to me?

Here’s the link to the documents you won’t want to miss reading, esp. since Prince nearly appointed Peter Schmeidel declared his ARDC complaint to be “confidential” (he might want to read those rules a bit more carefully, the recipient holds the privilege and not the respondent, duh!  And I’m a generous chick that will willingly share stupid ARDC complaints for entertainment purposes on this blog)  He wants his complaints to be enforced AND secret, as if that will happen with a mouthy chick running a blog.  If I want to run a blog that is hypercritical of the ethically challenged antics of Peter Schmeidel, Cynthia Farenga and Adam Stern, I have the legal right to do this and question every bit of their greedy self serving actions in Courtroom1804.  I’ll be darned if I give up that right.  They are indeed the three stooges of the courtroom.

Ohh, don’t get me going

Check this doct out:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwVHVMbGhRaEZQbU0

And now for the rest of the posts for the day.  Thanks so much to the contributors who are willing to bravely share their thoughts to make this world a better place for grandma and grandpa and who refuse to sell out to the status quo!

Dear Gloria (from Ken Ditkowsky)

Even though Stern was quiet it  is still three on one.

In the not too distant past ganging up on someone was considered ‘bad form.’     The Motion in Limine that I sent you once submitted should is reasonably calculated to force Stuart to sit up strictly to protect herself (as you will be sending a copy to the Judicial inquiry board) and make inquiry on the three stooges to respond.   If she asks for advice from whomever is advising her he/she will tell her to quickly address the Sodini issue and if there is no compliance to immediately order the notices sent out and set a hearing.

By the motion in limine concerning Dr. Shaw you have countered the anticipated new step.   That will not be lost upon her.   By outlining all the jurisdictional aspects that are violated you have blocked Schmiedel’s next anticipated gambit.   There is just too much wrong with he proceedings that will be on record for the Court to quickly hold a bunch of hearings and then proceed with business as usual.

It is clear that you are smarter than either Stern or Farenga.   You frustrate Schmiedel as he cannot understand why it is so difficult to deal with Carolyn and her destructive moods and no matter what he does he cannot push you over the edge.

If you want a laugh – think what he had to deal with when he and Carolyn left the courtroom.    There is going to be real shortage of fishing worms this year in the Naperville area.   I imagine that when your sister reads the Motion in Limine Schmiedel is going to need asbestos panties!     Count 2 will give him full credit for being so stupid as to be defeated in Court by a mere ‘girl!’

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

From: GLORIA  to KEN D.
Stern said absolutely nothing yesterday as CF did 80% of the objections and Adam asked one question at the end about mothers attorney Larry from the center of concern. It opened the door to ask Kevin if he knew whether or not mother spoke with Larry about the appropriation agreement. They objected to the question but k was allowed to answer: he said no. I asked him if he ever advised mother too seek outside counsel regarding signing any agreement and he said he may have but really did not recall.

That at all times KS never reported to the court or anybody that mother was incompetent and didn’t understand or was not under legal advisement is interesting. I was not allowed to ask Kevin if he found my mother competent at the time he met with her when he did nit recall the conversation. Another words mothers counsel could not speak on behalf of mothers mental capacity but if mother was incompetent then they the attorneys should be libel for the financial exploitation.****

Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:01:09 -0700
From: kenditkowsky, To:  Gloria, Joanne and Tim

From the reports of yesterday’s hearing Gloria knocked the cover off the ball.

That gave me the opportunity to send Schmiedel an e-mail that should help both he and Cynthia on their diet.   I did not copy either Farenga or Stern – just an oversight that should make the effect more *** when they see it.

What Gloria told me yesterday was that Stern, Farenga, Stuart and Schmiedel are in denial.   They know that there is no jurisdiction but they are continuing their harassment in the hope of ‘cracking her.’    In fact they are completely at sea because they have not been successful.   What is even more disturbing to the ‘bad guys’ is that they have not gotten Gloria to the point where she antagonizes all her friends and is alone in the wilderness.    For this reason we are now the friends, family and neighbors of Gloria and Mary.

The bad guys know that they have no jurisdiction and the proceedings have great moment in their lives as they have placed their economic livelihood in our hands.    Their insurance does not cover intentional torts, and the Greylord conduct can result in 7 figure non dischargable verdicts.    The flurry of ARDC complaints being filed by these clout heavy criminals against JoAnne and me continues.   As late as April 7 Schmiedel filed another ARDC complaint – this one was that I had a blog!    So what – I have a right to have a blog –  I don’t but these miscreants are not concerned with the truth, or the facts.

Mr. Schmiedel and Mr. Stern threatened me.    I do not like green eggs and ham.     therefore I will continue to engage in my little acts of friendship and brotherhood.

The next focus point is helping Farenga to reach her goal of being 300 lbs.   In my opinion it would held  Diane’s therapy is to feel anorexic

Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

*******

Mr. Schmiedel,

I read in your ‘latest’ complaint about me to the ARDC.  This one appears to be that I have a ‘blog!’  That is news to me!   Let me enlighten you – I am a citizen of the United States of America and I have a good faith belief that Chicago, Illinois still is part of the USA.   If you have any information to the contrary I would appreciate your immediate communication of such information.

Attached to your ARDC complaint was your response to complaints by ordinary citizens concerning your lawyering.   They were indeed interesting.   I know that I’ve mentioned this before when we had our first conversation – like it or not we live in the United States of America in the year 2012.    At least for the forseeable future Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution and the First Amendment are still in full force and effect and neither you, Cyntha Feragna, or Adam Stern et al have any authority or right to interfere with my right or my client’s rights of free speech, assembly or our right to complain to the government.

NOw as to the Blog.   In your complaint letter to the ARDC you complain about my having one.   I understand that Ms. Feranga and Mr. Stern have made similar complaints.   If I do indeed have such an entity (Apparently I also have a website.) my American citizenship gives me the such a right.   Indeed, I also have the right to say any damn thing in it that I desire without your permission.   Indeed, I do not need Adam Stern or Cynthia Feranga’s permission either.   Why you think that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission can censor the words and phrases that I utter is also very interesting?   As a public entity any action taken to limit a citizen’s First Amendment or Article 1 rights is strictly ultra vires and more importantly barred by Federal and State law.   In fact you can also create a Blog and say anything you want.   The only limitation is that the statements should be truthful or defamation could occur.   A complaint to law enforcement that criminal conduct is suspected is not a defamation, unethical, improper or fattening.   In 2012 United States of America even being critical of such luminaries as Schmiedel, Farenga, and/or Stern is not a defamation, unethical or in anyway improper.

Let me make it very clear to you.   As I informed you in our first conversation I do not take kindly to threats or intimidation.   I am very resentful of your attempt to intimidate me with the spurious sanction motion that you, Farenga and Stern brought pursuant to Rule 137 in a court without jurisdiction.   The fact that the Appellate Court vacated the sanction because there was no jurisdiction will be addressed in due time.  My clients and I will seek substantial punitive damages for the outrage.

The friends of Mary Sykes and Gloria Sykes are similarly aggrieved by what appears to us to be extra- judicial activity directed against both Mary and Gloria Sykes.   Let me remind once again.   Your statements on the record have been recorded and the record of the Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois will not be spoliated.  They admit (in my opinion) that the Jurisdictional Sodini notices were never served!   In my opinion that at no time prior to any hearing on the issue of Mary Sykes’ competency has the Sodini notices been served on close relatives of Mary Sykes.   As this is jurisdictional and for the purpose of protecting a senior from being railroaded into losing her civil rights, privileges and immunities protected by the Federal and State constitutions it is my opinion that if Mary Sykes and her family are entitled to Equal Protection under the Law and the probate proceedings in regard to Sykes have been proceeding without jurisdiction.    That should have some very serious consequences.

Finally the Friends of Gloria Sykes are aggrieved that Gloria Sykes’ Lumberman judgment should be collaterally attacked and that in spite of the full faith and credit criterion you, Stern and Farenga are proceeding before Judge Stuart in an Appeal to overturn the judgment entered by a Circuit Court Judge in the Lumberman’s case.   What is really interesting is the fact that Judge Connors was part of a concurring opinion that pointed out that after a judgment becomes final, the only attack that is available is pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2 1401.    In essence in my opinion Judge Stuart is sitting and hearing testimony concerning the Lumberman case as an Appellate Judge without designation.   In my opinion she does not have jurisdiction and the freezing of Ms. Sykes assets was and is illegal.

Justice Sotomeyer in the Jerman case made it very clear that Lawyers and Judges are presumed to know the law, and this is a very strong presumption.    It is my opinion that these jurisdictional issues that seem not to matter in the Sykes case. – however, Mr. Schmiedel in the year 2012 in the United States of America we judge lawyer’s conduct by the ‘clear light of hindsight!’  Lawyer to Lawyer these jurisdictional deficiencies should be remediated instanter so as to mitigate damages.  Additional complaints to the ARDC complaining about my exercise of my right to Free Speech is just going to ultimately enrich my heirs!   The acting under color of statute to deprive a citizen of his/her civil rights in my opinion is a tort that is not dischargeable in Bankruptcy.

You, Farenga, and Stern complained to the ARDC that I offered a ‘safe harbor’ to you in consideration of Justice being afforded Mary and Gloria Sykes.   This ‘safe harbor’ was refused and is not being offered again.

I still desired to ‘free Mary Sykes’ and in the interests of being a good citizen and recognizing that I might be wrong (though I truly believe that I am correct) I then suggested that we all agree that the States Attorney be requested to do an independent investigation so as to sort out the averments and the alleged miscreant activities.   That was also refused by your and it appears to me a concerted effort was undertaken to ‘shut me up!’  This effort is an admission that something is rotten in Denmark!

As you can observe intimidation has not worked on me or the friends family and neighbors of Mary Sykes and Gloria Sykes.   We are continuing to call upon law enforcement to investigation and make certain that Mary Sykes, Gloria Sykes, JoAnne Denison, yours truly and every other person involved as a friend, relative or neighbor of Mary Sykes and/or Gloria Sykes be afforded their civil rights, human rights and equal protection of the law.  We do not attorn or agree with you that we are second and third class citizens because we lack ‘clout!’   That said,  Mr. Schmiedel I disagree with you, and will resist you at ever juncture, but I will fight to the death to protect your right to disagree with me.

As to my alleged Blog – The only problem that exists is the fact that everyone but me can access it and apparently knows all about it.   I would appreciate it if you would assist me in finding it and accessing it.   To my knowledge the only Blog that I have or maintain is in your imagination!
you may post this memorandum on your blog – or anyone else who desires to post it can do the same.   What has happened in the Sykes case and similar cases is a travesty and a terrorist attack on the Civil Liberties of the senior citizens of the United STates of America.   This new form of “Jim Crow” is a cancer that is killing the soul of America.
Ken Ditkowsky
http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

************

APPEAL TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
JIM CROW IS ALIVE AND WELL
At all times relevant Mary Sykes was a well-adjusted female, aged 90 years old.    In approximately 2005, Mary’s older daughter took her a lawyer.   When they emerged a series of documents surfaced that were deceptive and misleading; however, the intended effect was clear.  The older daughter was to have full and complete control over the mother’s substantial estate.
Unfortunately for the older daughter Mary discovered what had happened to her when she examined her bank account and discovered that $4000 had been removed from her account by the older daughter.     Mary confronted the daughter and was told “mom, I invested your funds in an IRA”      Even Mary knew that at her age she was not eligible to invest in an IRA and after an altercation Mary sought an order of Protection in the Circuit Court.    The Court personnel helped her prepare the verified petition.
The daughter responded with a Petition to have a guardian appointed for Mary Sykes.     Even though Mary’s treating physician refused to sign the ‘doctor’s report’ the Judge advised the older daughter to find another doctor.     An ethically challenged doctor who would attest to both President Obama and President Bush being in need of a plenary guardian – such as the older daughter- was quickly found and he executed the documents.
The Court appointed two guardian ad litem.   These ‘clout’ rich miscreants immediately joined with the older daughter in her quest and they submitted an agreed order to the willing judge who promptly appointed the older daughter as the plenary guardian with authority to separate Mary Sykes from her liberty, property, civil rights and human rights.     The entire story is set forth in the probate file of Mary Sykes housed in the Circuit Court of Cook County 69 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois.
This saga is repeated every single day in Probate and orphan’s courts across the United States of Illinois.    Alleged abusers and other miscreants are given absolute control over seniors with little or no concern for civil rights, human rights, statutory protections or common decency.    In the Sykes case all the protections afforded by Law have been ignored.   A simple precaution such as naming and serving all the close relatives prior to an incompetency hearing for Mary Sykes was ignored and two years later continues to be ignored.
Just for the record the incompetency hearing provides for standard of proof referred to as ‘clear and convincing.’    The agreement of three interested people to the detriment of the alleged incompetent is disingenuous.     Other protections most of which are jurisdictional have been equally observed by avoidance or just distorting the truth.
One of the easiest ways for a dictator or a criminal to destroy dissent is to have opponent ‘put away’ as crazy, incompetent, etc.        Today, as reported on the Blogs and the Report of the United States Government Accounting office is the rampage of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly.    Sheriff Dart (Cook County) sponsored a conference that addressed this serious problem.     The most vicious of these criminal conspiracies is promulgated by the appointment by the Courts of avarice motivated clout heavy individuals who are not burdened by the Judio- Christian Ethic that permeates American Law.    By Court orders, as occurred in the Sykes case, a plenary guardian is appointed (whether the individual needs such assistance of not) and this plenary guardian exercises complete control over the person and property of the victim.
With the aid of a ‘rubber stamp’ Judge, who approves whatever whim and desire of the guardian put before him (the judge) the senior’s liberty and human rights are forfeited.      As long as the money holds out the senior is kept from obtaining his/her final resting place; however, as is indicated in Scott Evan’s affidavit the interim between the guardian’s appointment and final reward may be a living hell!
Lincoln freed the slaves!    You and I by our procrastination have made our senior citizens the new victims of an even more vicious Jim Crow than existed in the 1860’s.       The new Klu Klux Klan headquarters in our probate courts.   A written order signed by judge substitutes for burning a cross or a worn bed sheet.
I urge Law Enforcement and particularly the Sheriff of Cook County and the States Attorney of Cook County to independently and fully investigate the Sykes case   My office will co-operate fully as will friends, neighbors, and family of Mary Sykes.
There are hundreds of people similarly situated who are literally dying for Law Enforcement to investigate the incarceration and looting of their mothers, fathers, brothers et al estates by Court appointed miscreants.    The ‘rape’ of the seniors in the United States is a National disgrace.    The ‘cover up’ is outrageous and a testament to the breakdown of the American culture.    The terrorist threat is from us!    We by our failure to root out the criminals who take advantage of the Justice System to destroy the lifetimes of saving and hard work of our mothers, father’s et al are disingenuous.   Every day that the guardians appointed in the Sykes case continue their nefarious actions is a sad day for every single citizen and another lesson to our children and grandchildren that if you have ‘clout’ it does not matter what the law says.

Ken Ditkowsky
http://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.
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. My rate to review is $300 per hour.  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?

 

 

 

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From Ken Ditkowsky-Requests to Admit to ARDC

This afternoon we filed with the Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission a Notice to produce documents and the 3rd wave of Requests to Admit.

The first set of Requests to admit evoked an evasion of the Requests.  However, by the attempt to avoid responding to the very facts that the ARDC will have to prove to be incorrect in order to prove me a liar, the ARDC admitted that they did not investigation.  The horn book law is as foolows:

Rule 216 rule requires absolute good faith and truthfulness in a response, and any responses which seek to evade answering will not be countenanced.2 The answering party is required to ascertain the truth of the request if the ability to do so is reasonably within its power.  10 Ill. Prac., Civil Discovery § 16:21 (2011)

In order to brand me as a liar, even the ARDC has to meet some objective standard – not investigating and relying upon the political elite and their cronies is not sufficient unless the double standard is more overt that previously.    Some of you have expressed the view that the ARDC is wired.  As every word that I wrote is confirmed by my investigation, the affidavit of Gloria Sykes, the affidavit of Scott Evans, and/or the verified ADA complaint filed in the United States of America and reconfirmed in the transcripts of the proceedings in open Court it is clearly disingenious for the Requests to Admint not to be admitted.

This afternoon I requested that the ARDC join with me in requesting the States Attorney of Cook County to investigate the charges, allegations and avements made in the Sykes case.     In particular starting with square one:   where are the Sodini notices and proofs of service?    They are not in the Court file and Mr.Schmiedel has admitted that they do not exist.    As the Sodini notices were not served it is apparent that no jurisdiction exists – ergo Count 2 fails as Stern/Farenga are not properly appointed and acting at best in a defacto manner.

EAch allegation that has been made can be similarly verified in the Court record, transcripts or in other documentation.    The safety deposit box that was at the Pullman Bank was in the name of Gloria Sykes and Mary Sykes.    Carolyn Sykes had it drilled.   The Bank is required to keep records!    How could Carolyn Sykes accomplish this feat!   A simple investigation will disclose this fact.    The inconvenient truth is obvious!    Where were the guardian ad litem?   Where is law enforcement?

The list goes on and one.   At some point in time law enforcement will have to investigate – it might just as well be now!

Ken Ditkowsky
http://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.
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. My rate to review is $300 per hour.  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?

 

Has our law enforcement devolved into just a CYA operation?

This is the problem – no one wants to get involved. The Gore case, like the Sykes is an example of the corruption that has distorted parens patrie and turned a honorable, necessary, and laudable legal concept into something dirty and corrupt. If law enforcement is more than a CYA operation it would have a task force in place to fully and completely investigate the terrible specter of politically enhanced attorneys preying on the elderly and those who cannot help themselves. It is too bad that when the public celebrates Easter the teachings of the Savior are just mouthed and ignored. Similarly, during the Jewish high holy days we pay about as little attention to the teaching of the Torah as possible. Afterword’s we go out and vote for the very people who foster the corruption! Fortunately from time to time one or two of us does something and some of the bad guys gets run out of town. Greylord, the conviction of Governor Ryan, the conviction of Governor Blago etc occurs. Now is the time to get out the tar, the feathers, and the rail! Brothers Stern, Schmiedel and Sister Faranga have in a loud and clear message admitted that they participated in the separation of Mary Sykes from her property, her liberty, and her civil rights and intend to continue if we (as citizens) do not act appropriately and accordingly. It is now apparent in the Sykes case that the three clout heavy attorneys are not clean and they certainly do not want an investigation. It is also clear that they think that the Court is going to protect them. Thus, they are waiting for the next shoe to drop. Gloria fired it yesterday! She sent a reiteration of her ARDC complaint against Schmiedel to the ARDC. The last time their reaction was immediate – they investigated me and filed a complaint against me. (Who says there is no justice!) While Gloria’s ARDC complaint against Schmiedel was not the shoe that I intended to drop, there will be more shoes to drop and they will come one at time when I and you decide to drop them. As this is a community project, I invite everyone to get in their licks! It is wonderful to have genuine ‘bad guys’ on the other side. My scenario is independent of all the stones that us righteous defenders of the ‘little old ladies’ seek to do in defense of motherhood, grandmotherhood, senior citizens and the American way. The three clout heavy attorneys have admitted that they are ‘bad guys’ and have stolen from a little old lady (Mary Sykes) The refusal to request an independent investigation defines the fight as a fight of ‘good’ (us) against ‘evil’ (Them). Had they nothing to hide they would have immediately accepted out challenge. Thus, we can be righteous defends of all that is good and the America Democratic system from those who would pervert it and destroy it by systemic corruption. This is a rare opportunity. There are few times in a lifetime that an opponent labels themselves as a ‘bad guy!’

Ken Ditkowsky http://www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

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

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.

 

Gloria’s ARDC complaint against Peter Schmeidel, esq.

ARDC Chicago and Springfield offices
Via facsimile
March 31, 2012
From: Gloria Jean Sykes 773-910-33310
          6016 N. Avondale Ave.
          Chicago, IL 60631
RE:  Attorney Peter Schmiedel
To Whom It May Concern at the ARDC,
(Most of this was filed with the ARDC in Nov. 2011: as I heard nothing from the ARDC regarding this complaint, I am refiling and adding recent violations perpetrated by attorney Peter Schmiedel.  Please note that Peter Schmiedel instructs other lawyers and law enforcement on how to investigate and prove)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR COMPLAINT(S) AGAINST ATTORNEY PETER SCHMIEDEL:
Professionalism should be a part of every Illinois lawyer’s daily practice, or so I’ve read and been told. Attorney Peter Schmiedel may have memorized the Rules of Professional Responsibility in order to procure a license to practice law, but clearly he has failed in application. The rules, he can argue are unclear, and ethical dilemmas, ambiguous, but since he filed his appearance In Re the Estate of Mary G. Sykes, 2009 P 4585, Peter Schmiedel has repeatedly distorted the facts, misrepresented the facts, maliciously and intentionally LIED not only to Probate and Forcible judges, but also a Federal Judge (Transcript attacked from Bankruptcy proceeding, October 25, 2011): Mr.    the rules and case law make clear what is required.   In Jerman v. Carlisle, it is noted, “ignorance of the law is no excuse****) Pursuant Winthrop v. Supreme Court of Illinois, 848 N.E. 2d 961 (2006) 219 Ill.2d 526 302 Ill.Dec. 397,  “Our goal in imposing discipline on an attorney is not to punish the attorney, but rather to protect the integrity of the legal profession, and protect the administration of justice from reproach”. (also see In Re Cutright, 2009), Peter Schmiedel must be disbarred and sanctioned!
Arguing via Winthrop, HOW ABOUT AT LEAST PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE  LEGAL PROFESSION?
Schmiedel has violated so many of the Rules of Professional Conduct, it is impossible to name them all, although I will touch on a few.
Counts I, II, III  and IV are set before you clearly and concisely as possible: court transcripts have been provided to you in the past: PLEASE TURN TO TRANSCRIPTS OF October 25, 2011 where Peter Schmiedel appeared before a Federal Judge Hollis n Bankruptcy Court.134 Ill.2d R. 3.3(a)(2).    (1) failure to disclose a material fact to a tribunal (134 Ill.2d R. 3.5(h));  (2) engaged in conduct involving fraud, dishonesty, deceit, or misrepresentation (210 Ill.2d R. 8.4(a)(4));  (3) engaged in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice (210 Ill.2d R. 8.4(a)(5));  and (4) engaged in conduct “which tends to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute” in violation of Supreme Court Rule 770 (210 Ill.2d R. 770).
(1)  FAILURE TO DISCLOSE A MATERIAL FACT TO A TRIBUNAL.
Peter SChmiedel committed violations of Rule 3.3(a)(2) when he failed to advise the Probate Court that his client closed Mary G. Sykes’ account at the Pullman Bank and removed all the contents from a safety deposited box at the same location, one that had not only Mary G. Sykes’ name on it I was a renter too!
1.     Peter Schmiedel knows his client is in possession of a substantial amount of Mother’s funds, as well as legal contracts between Mother and Me, Mother and lawyers, including a draft of the new Trust mother had initiated on June 25, 2009.
2.     Peter Schmiedel kept from the court Mother’s bank statements from 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, and 2010 because he knows that Mother had substantial funds in three accounts (Schmiedel’s client only gave numbers to two of the accounts),
3.     Peter Scshmiedel knows that Mary G. Sykes / Gloria Jean Sykes (me) had a bag of gold and silver coins in the safety deposity box owned by Mother and me, and that his client is now in possession of those coins;
4.     Peter Schmiedel knows that there is no CD or IRA account that Mother opened in January 2009 for $4000, leaving his client the sole beneficiary;
5.     Peter Schmiedel knows that there is no “joint’ account between Mother and his client wheeby Mother gave his client about $25,000 in 2005 (or 06);
6. Peter Schmiedel knows that his client Carolyn Toerpe is not the Trustee of the Mary G. Sykes Trust and that it’s a “naked trust” and that Mary G. Sykes, if she were to diagnosed incompetent and there was a trustee, then only Mary’s primary doctor, P. Patel can authorize such diagnosis.  (Peter Schmiedel has seen the letter Dr. Patel wrote to his client stating that he refused to sign the CCP211 because Mary is competent and Mary told him not to!)
7. Attorney Schmiedel knows that his client is not a PhD and yet he did not notify the court that the legal document his client filed signing PhD after her name is fraudulent (the CCP211);
8.  Attorney Schmiedel knows that his client has over medicated, and medically neglected Mary G. Sykes and that he has in fact told his client to isolate Mary from family and friends;
9.  Attorney Sschmiedel has seen the letters Mary has hand-written denouncing Toerpe and asking for an attorney: he has viewed all the digital recordings of Mary proving she is not only highly competent, but also that Mary stated her wishes clarly and that Schmiedel’s client cannot sell Mary’s home, cannot evict me from Mary’s home and cannot force the sale on my home;
10.     Peter Schmiedel knows that none of the settlement money from the Lumbermen’s case belongs to Mother and that Mother was as she still is, highly competent then and now;
11.     And, Peter Schmiedel knows that his client is the named respondent on a petition for an order of protection and therefore, his client cannot be the guardian of Mary G. Sykes, my Mother; that it was Mother who filed the verified Petition for an order of protection to stop Peter Schmiedel’s client from doing exactly what she is trying to do, and that is financially and emotionally steralize Mary G. Sykes through retaliating against me!
  This rule provides, “In appearing in a professional capacity before a tribunal, a lawyer shall not ***(2) fail to disclose to a tribunal a material fact knows to the lawyer when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by a client.”  134 Ill.2d R. 3.3(a)(2).  Furthermore, Peter Schmiedel has told not only the Probate Court, but the Forcible and the Bankruptcy courts that he also represents Mary G. Sykes, which leads me to…
(2)  Peter Schmiedel has a serious CONFLICT OF INTEREST.  His client Carolyn Toerpe, the named respondent to the petition for an order of protection, has also secured herself as the sole beneficiary of the Mary G. Sykes estate, of which Peter Schmiedel made an agreement for payment from the (1) assets belonging to me from the Lumbermen’s case (see Lumbermen’s v. Gloria Sykes), the sale of Mother’s home, and the forced partition and sale of my home, where I placed Mother as a joint tenant for survivorship only and mother, in her trust stipulates that her “ONLY INTEREST’ is if she precedes me in life. Peter Schmiedel knows that it’s an “expectancy of an inheritance” and not an asset to Mother’s Trust and yet Peter Schmiedl has hired a court friendly psychologist, Gefforey Shaw, who having never met, treated, or even spoke with Mother’s physician in 2008 or current, took the stand many months ago and stated that Mary G. Sykes was ‘incompentent’ on October 18, 2008 and therefore didn’t know what she was signing ****”  Peter Schmiedel also made a pack with one of his GAL buddies to be the Commissioner who determins the sale of my property.
As confusing as this sounds, attorney Peter Schmiedel is a ‘pathological liar’ and has repeatedly misrepresented facts to five judges, including State and Federal Justices; he has deliberately provided false information to Judge Connors, Judge Stuart, Judge Flemming, Judge Garaber, Judge Hollis, Judge Gilbert and to a string of Justices sitting on the Appellate Court, where Judge Connors was spontaneously promoted in Oct., Dov 2010.  That said attorney Peter Schmiedel opens his mouth and ‘lies’ spew in the form of and including misinformation, and false information to the ARDC and it’s Commissioners!  “Pseudologia fantastica’, or ‘story telling’ in order to prejudice the Court and discredit — a sort of a matrix of fantasy interwoven with some facts is narrated in over 11 volumes of verified court transcripts and most of which the ARDC has in it’s files if, in fact, it kept the numerous and large files of complaints I have submitted. It is my humble opinion that a psychiatrist expert able to read the transcripts and watch and listen to Peter Schmiedel in action in front of a Court, any Court, would probably conclude, attorney Peter Schmiedel is a pathological liar.
Peter Schmiedel should be reminded that “[a] lawyer’s high vocation is to correctly inform the court upon the law and the facts of the case and to aid it in doing justice and arriving at correct conclusions.”  In re Braner, 115 Ill.2d 384 392 105 Ill. Dec. 233, 504 N.E.2d 102 (19987) quoting People ex rel. Attorney General v. Beattie, 137 Ill. 553, 574, 27 N.E. 1096(1891).  Peter Schmiedel should be disbarred and sanctioned.
(3)  Peter Schmiedel violated Rule 4.1(a) by providing false information to 3rd parties, including the Probate Court, Forcible Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee, a Federal Judge, Naperville Police, Catholic Charities, (the list is endless).  Therefore, Peter Schmiedel has provided FALSE STATEMENT(S) OF MATERIAL FACT(S) TO A THRID PERSON in order  benefit himself and his client.  To do so, he has also demonized me, all in retaliation for me standing up to protect my Mother (almost 93 years old) and because I have filed complaints against him and asked for his disbarment.  He does this all by hiding behind the color of office and law…. Rule 4.1(1) provides: “In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not (a) make a statement of material fact or law to a third person which statement the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is false.”  134 Ill.2dR. 4.1(a).
(4)  Suffice to say, Peter SChmiedel’s CONDUCT INVOLVES DISHONESTY, FRAUD, DECEIT AND MISREPRESENATION, and therefore he is also in vilation of Rue 8.4(s)(4) and Supreme Court Rule 771.  Rule 8.4(a)(4) provides that a lawyer shal not “engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation”. 188 Ill.2dR. 8.4(a)(4).  Supremee Court Rule 771 provides that conduct “which tend to defeat the administration of justice or to bring the courts or the legal profession into disrepute shall be grounds for discipline by the court.”  134 Ill.2d R. 771.  Peter Schmiedel violated both of these rules when he (recently) relayed false information to the Federal Court (Judge Pamela Hollis and the U.S. Trustee) regarding the “Probate Exception” and that my assets, mother’s home, and my home were being probated, therefore the Bankruptcy Court should modify the automatic stays.  (Peter Schmiedel, as transcribed in the attach Transcript, also intentionally prejudiced the court and told Judge Hollils that I “hid money”, “was arrested”, “arrested” et al. Peter Schmiedel, in order to fraud the court, had me served with a “Pizza Flyer” and then had attorney Cynthia Farenga’s husband write a verified letter to the court stating that I was served according to procedures…..”)  Peter Schmiedel LIED TO THE COURTS so many times, that this transcript shows that since the ARDC has not disbarred and sanctioned him, but empowered him.
Peter Schmiedel’s conduct involves dishonesty, deceit, and misrepresentation which has brought the legal profession into disrepute!.
(5)  SANCTIONS:  Peter Schmiedel has defrauded not only an elderly woman and knows that her money has been converted (or he is attempting to convert her funds and property), (see In re Holst, 201 Ill.2d 628 (2002); In re Wiard, 198 Ill.2d 662 (2002); In re Garside, 195 Ill.2d 607 (2001); In re Bartley, M.R. 15176 (1998); In re Singer, M.R. 14064 (1997); In re Rotman, 136 Ill.2d 401, 144 Ill.Dec. 776, 556 N.E.2d 243 (1990).)
By not disbarring Peter Schmiedel and sanctioning him, too, you are allowing him to continue his dishonesty and deceitful conduct, and continue to pilfer not only my mother’s property and funds, but my property and funds, too and gives his client, Carolyn Toerpe further opportunity to victimize, financially exploit, and emotionally and medically neglect mother, while Peter Schmiedel and his client continue to retaliate against me.
This retaliation and obstruction of justice also includes the theft of my mail, U.S. Mail he actually brought to the Bankruptcy Court and the Probate Court, that had my name and address on it: Peter Schmiedel refused to return my mail and in fact, the US Postal Inspector is still involved in an investigation.  The one envelop he had was addressed to me: the court read into record also evidence that it had no authorized or any markings ‘return to’ Peter Schmiedel.  Peter Schmiedel told me to my face and with witnesses, that I am a “waste of” his time.  He’s accused me of theft, abusing my mother, and of lying: however, Peter Schmiedel has no evidence of this but obviously clout with certain Courts. That said, Peter Schmiedel admitted to the Probate Court that he “had a good day” when I was illegally and fasley imprisoned, chained to a chair with handcuffs, my freedoms threatened as well as the life of my companion healing pooch: Peter Schmiedel then got the court to cross over state lines and freeze assets of a third party’s bank account.
The ARDC will have a good day too, should the agents do the right thing and investigate Peter Schmiedel, who also orchestrated and succeeded in persuading the sickly Judge Garber to enter an order of possession for his client and denying Mary G. Sykes the right to be in court: this action has caused me serious emotional, physical and financial hardships.  Peter Schmiedel lied to me when he told me that his client was agreeable to giving me ‘ample’ time to remove my property, when in fact, he also told his client to loot, seize evidence and do whatever she can to harass, intimidate and silence me.  Under attorney Peter Schmiedel’s authority, his client is in serious violations of the bankruptcy stays as they have taken unauthorized control and converted all of my person and professional property to the ownership of Carolyn Toerpe.  Peter Schmiedel is also obstructing justice as he has authorized his client to remove, destroy or discard all of my litigation evidence for the Probate Court, Forcible and Detainer, U.S. District Court (ADA complaint where Peter Schmiedel’s client is a defendant); U.S. District Bankruptcy Court adversary proceedings where he, Peter Schmiedel and also his client are Defendants; as well as in the U.S. District Court of Appeals where I will prevail on the merits that Peter Schmiedel has no standing and is not a creditor and therefore, cannot bring a motion to modify any bankruptcy stay.
Additionally, the respondent had also entered into a business transaction with a client without full disclosure[1], made a statement of material fact or law that he should have known was false, and engaged in conduct that tends to defeat the administration of justice or brings the courts or legal profession into disrepute.  Twohey, 191 Ill.2d at 84, 245 Ill.Dec. 294, 727 N.E.2d 1028.
Therefore a minimum of two year suspension is justifiable as well as Peter Schmiedel reimbursing the Client Protection Program Trust Fund for any client protection payments arising from his conduct prior to the termination of the period of suspension.[2]


[1] Peter Schmiedel entered into a business transactions with Carolyn Toerpe, the named respondent for a petition for a protective order, that he would only get paid if (1) he helped get rid of me, Gloria Jean Sykes; and to do that (2) have me evicted and take possession of Mother’s home located at 6014 N. Avondale, (3) sell Mother’s home; (4) take control of my assets and leave me penniless, (5) force a partition of and then sale of my home located at 6016 N. Avondale (6) render me homeless, and (7) not provide any of Mother’s financial statements to the Courts.  Another words, Peter Schmiedel(s) only source of payment was through the wrongful and fraudulent acts of  ***********.
[2] Peter Schmiedel has received numerous complaints to the ARDC verified by me of which court transcripts were made available to the ARDC and the JIB.  He has at all times never been able to defend his actions, but in his replys, he continues to LIE, and misrepresent the facts to the ARDC.  Peter Schmiedel’s actions have shortened my mother’s life: his arrogant, blantant and ever consistent actions and narrative to various Judges, including the Civil and Federal Courts will in fact, “murder” Mary G. Sykes and also cause me irreparable and egregious harm.
Gloria Jean Sykes 
Bon Ami Productions, Inc. 
773.910-3310(cell)
773.631-9262 (fax and office line)
Sign my petitions at:
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/
READ her complete story at http://www.MaryGSykes.com
Thank you for any bit of help you can give her!

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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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?

Summary of the Case!–90%+ of the wrongful conduct all in one convenient place

 

For the link:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwVnRIblN6X1JUTWVsY2hJT2IwVVhGUQ

This is a summary I had prepared before of all the wrongful actions in the Sykes Probate case; however, KD does a great job in his 26 page letter to the Dept of Justice, so you should definitely look at that too!  The affidavits at the end prepared by Gloria and her long time family friend Scott explain a lot more too about what is going on in the case.

I will keep on making revisions and post the table periodically.

If you are an attorney you will be absolutely shocked by all this behavior.

If you are a law student or a newly minted atty, this is a good listing of what NEVER to do.

Also, Gloria noted that some of the dates may be off, but I think it is more important to publish this table with a few date errors than to hold it up waiting for every little thing to be absolutely correct.  This is a BLOG, not a pleading.

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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, has garnered 1700+ views in 4 months, 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?

Updated answer to ARDC complaint filed against KD

Saturday, March 31, 2012

My response has been updated and you can easily view it here:

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?

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

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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!

http://vimeo.com/user10893323/videos

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.