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

FAX TRANSMITTAL SHEET
To:
ARDC
Attn:Lea Black
Fax 312-565-2320    From:                      Admitted Ill., N.  Carolina and Patent Bars
JoAnne M. Denison, Pat.      Atty.  Reg.  No.  34,150
DENISON & ASSOCS., PC    FAX 312-553-1307
1512 N Fremont St, #202    CELL PH 773-255-7608
CHICAGO, IL 60642    PHONE 312-553-1300
JoAnne@DenisonLaw.com  or http://www.DenisonLaw.com
Federal Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
Marianne Buckley, Associate, Of Counsel
Troy Sieburg, Associate, Of Counsel
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Pages in fax, including this coversheet – ( 2 + 4 PDF files to come  )
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
To:
ARDC
Attn:Lea Black
Fax 312-565-2320    From:                      Admitted Ill., N.  Carolina and Patent Bars
JoAnne M. Denison, Pat.      Atty.  Reg.  No.  34,150
DENISON & ASSOCS., PC    FAX 312-553-1307
1512 N Fremont St, #202    CELL PH 773-255-7608
CHICAGO, IL 60642    PHONE 312-553-1300
JoAnne@DenisonLaw.com  or http://www.DenisonLaw.com
Federal Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
Marianne Buckley, Associate, Of Counsel
Troy Sieburg, Associate, Of Counsel
Important Notice
This facsimilie message contains attorney privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above.  If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copy of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone, collect, and return the original message to the above address.  You will be reimbursed.  Your cooperation is immensely appreciated.
For transmission problems, please call 312-335-1300
A confirmation copy       WILL   ✔   will NOT be sent.
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