From Lisa Nadig–court bloggers have same 1st Amend. Rights as mega media

Court ruled that bloggers have First Amendment protection when sued for defamation


GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a defamation lawsuit brought by an Oregon bankruptcy trustee against a Montana blogger who wrote online that the court-appointed trustee criminally mishandled a bankruptcy case.

The appeals court ruled that the trustee was not a public figure, which could have invoked an even higher standard of showing the writer acted with malice, but the issue was of public concern, so the negligence standard applied.

Gregg Leslie of the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press said the ruling affirms what many have long argued: Standards set by a 1974 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc., apply to everyone, not just journalists.

“It’s not a special right to the news media,” he said. “So it’s a good thing for bloggers and citizen journalists and others.”

Crystal L. Cox, a blogger from Eureka, Mont., now living in Port Townshend, Wash., was sued for defamation by Bend attorney Kevin Padrick and his company, Obsidian Finance Group LLC, after she made posts on several websites she created accusing them of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and other illegal activities. The appeals court noted Padrick and Obsidian were hired by Summit Accommodators to advise them before filing for bankruptcy, and that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court later appointed Padrick trustee in the Chapter 11 case. The court added that Summit had defrauded investors in its real estate operations through a Ponzi scheme.

A jury in 2011 had awarded Padrick and Obsidian $2.5 million.

“Because Cox’s blog post addressed a matter of public concern, even assuming that Gertz is limited to such speech, the district court should have instructed the jury that it could not find Cox liable for defamation unless it found that she acted negligently,” judge Andrew D. Hurwitz wrote. “We hold that liability for a defamatory blog post involving a matter of public concern cannot be imposed without proof of fault and actual damages.”

The appeals court upheld rulings by the District Court that other posts by Cox were constitutionally protected opinion.

Though Cox acted as her own attorney, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, who had written an article on the issue, learned of her case and offered to represent her in an appeal. Volokh said such cases usually end up settled without trial, and it was rare for one to reach the federal appeals court level.

“It makes clear that bloggers have the same First Amendment rights as professional journalists,” he said. “There had been similar precedents before concerning advocacy groups, other writers and book authors. This follows a fairly well established chain of precedents. I believe it is the first federal appeals court level ruling that applies to bloggers.”

An attorney for Padrick said in an email that while they were disappointed in the ruling, they noted the court found “there was no dispute that the statements were false and defamatory.”

“Ms. Cox’s false and defamatory statements have caused substantial damage to our clients, and we are evaluating our options with respect to the court’s decision,” wrote Steven M. Wilker.

From Joanne;


Now if we can only get the Illinois ARDC to find that attorney bloggers have the same rights to the First Amendment especially when discussing corruption in the courts, there will be finally a win for the State of Illinois.

Jerome Larkin, head of the ARDC does not want that though.  He refused to have the ARDC managing staff and lawyer publish their Ethics Reports under the Illinois Ethics Reporting Act of 2009.  He ran a kangaroo court for myself and Kenneth Ditkowsky when all we did was write hundreds of faxes, letters and blog posts to protest the fact that the Mary G Sykes case was wired, the Judges admitted it in various ways, Judge Stuart lied at my trial when at first she sad she never chained poor Gloria Sykes, the Protective younger daughter, and threaten her pets with euthanization. Eventually, as warned by this blog on May 23, 2015, Mary Sykes, age 95 was narcotized to death and her body has not been tox screened or autopsied, but the Cook County Coroner should do it ASAP.

We now have a list of 30 probate cases across the nation where seniors were subject to “target, isolate, drain the estate, narcotize to eliminate and then creamate (to destroy the witness and evidence”.

Jerome Larking and his staff of ARDC attorneys–Sharon Opryszek, Melissa Smart and Leah Guiterrez Black have all covered up the Mary G. Sykes case and others where seniors have been fleeced and narcotized to death.

Recently Morris Eformes and Son Phillip were indicted for $1 billion in Medicare/Medicaid and state health care fund fraud in Florida.

Jerome Larkin protected Illinois Atty Seth Gillman for TWO YEARS, while he prosecuted myself and Ken Ditkowsky for speaking out against this massive network of health care fraud and probate court fraud in Illinois.

Illinois citizens are demanding better government. We want people who engage in these crimes and cover ups to either be indicted or tested immediately for psychopathy with a PET brain scan and removed and delicensed.

It is psychopaths like these that destroy the very fabric and fiber of civilization leaving Illinois and Chicago and unsafe environment for disableds and senior citizens.


see case decision here:

Seth Gillman still commiting fraud and the ARDC does nothing

Dear Readers;

As many of you will remembers, back in June of 2014 I first reported on this blog, and filed with the ARDC, a complaint against Seth Gillman and his pilfering $100 million from medicare in an indictment from the FBI charging him with medicare fraud.

The ARDC did nothing.

I know the ARDC reads my blog because they copied every page of it from Nov. 2011 to the date of trial and used it at trial, so I know they download it and keep it all the time.

Now Ken Ditkowsky finds in the Tribune this morning more complaints about Seth Gillman, about how he failed to pay employees, he failed to pay their health insurance and he absconded with 401k funds.

But the ARDC does nothing.

In a complaint I recently filed with them including clouted attorney aldermen and a human trafficked woman they all knew about, the ARDC did nothing and even pretended they did not know what Rules of Professional Resposibility were violated when felonies were committed by attorneys (see prior blog, Senior Counsel Athea Walsh).

I am keeping a file of valid citizen complaints routinely dismissed by the ARDC. It gets fatter and fatter every day.

See below and please pray for all these victims.


complaint intake

Fax 312-565-2320 From: Admitted Ill*., N. Carolina and Patent Bars
JoAnne M. Denison, Pat. Agent. Reg. No. 34,150
5940 W Touhy Ave, #120
Niles, IL 60714 PHONE 312-553-1300 or
we speak for Truth and Justice when the court system cannot
Important Notice
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February 8, 2016

RE: Complaint against Seth Gillman
Dear Intake;
Pursuant to my Himmel duty, I wish to file a complaint against Seth Gillman and his company Passages. Pursuant to a recent 2/8/16 letter to the Chicago Tribune, Seth Gillman, in Jan 2014 was indicted for faud in a 100 page complaint by the FBI. I was published on my blog, (which I know the ARDC reads because it copied my entire blog for my trial), that Seth Gillman was indicted in Jan of 2014 and the ARDC did not file charges against him.

Now further information has surfaced that employees did not receive paychecks, their insurance was terminated because Mr. Gillman took employee funds for it but never paid the insurance carrier, he apparently stole employee 401k contributions. (See attached).

It is not an excuse for your offices to say that theft of employee pay, insurance funds and 401k is not covered by the Rule of Professional Conduct for Attorneys in Illinois, because the Rules clearly cover this. It is further shameful conduct that you would write back, in response to a valid citizen complaint, that one of your senior attorneys “is unaware” under what rule, criminal conduct is covered.

Seth Gillman’s indictment was published on my blog in early 2014, and the ARDC did nothing and did not investigate.

It has been my position (and that of Ken Ditkowsky) that the ARDC protects favored attorneys in the health care industry and “goes after” attorneys that reveal and discuss openly corruption in the legal and judicial professions.

Now more proof has come to surface.

In the nearly 2 years which the ARDC has refused to prosecute Seth Gillman, precious funds have clearly been dissipated by him, never to return to the rightful owners.

I am asking at this time that the ARDC investigate Set Gillman and all other ARDC attorneys that were informed that Seth Gillman had run a medicare scam operation, and had stolen from employees, but did nothing and did not open an investigation, or the investigation was started and then obstructed.

Something is seriously wrong when an attorney is indicted by the feds in January of 2014 in a 100 page $100 million indictment, but instead the ARDC runs after an attorney corruption blogger and another attorney that writes emails to the authorities demanding honest investigations of troubled probate cases.

Now Mary Sykes is dead and she has had no autopsy and no tox screen and the ARDC continues to refuse to open an investigation against the lawyers really involved–Farenga, Schmeidel, Soehlig and Stern. Of course, that would mean that those attorneys would have to explain the theft of $200k of Gloria’s funds from her, the chaining of Gloria Sykes to a chair in Judge Stuart’s offices and threatening pets with euthanization, the repeated break ins into Gloria’s Home, the failed attempts to sell that home and put funds into the estate, the isolation of Mary Sykes from 20+ former friends and family, the pretend ignorance of Videos of Mary on Vimeo indicating that from Summer of 2009 to her death, Mary was clear thinking, lucid, competent and could engage in higher cognitive thinking. The videos are there. I would like to further open an investigation on Adam Stern as to why after a phone conversation with Officer Krakow of the Naperville police, he chased me down in the parking lot of Sunrise Nursing home and ordered me to destroy a 40 minute video of Mary Sykes or he would arrest me. This is obstruction of justice, spoilation of evidence and tampering with evidence–all criminal activites.
I would like a complete, thorough and honest investigation of the conspiracies, frauds and thefts involved in these two cases–both of which involve the health care industry and protection of same. I would like to know why Jerome Larkin and James Grogin investigate bloggers and attorneys who report crime to the authorities, but not those attorneys who engage in theft of employee wages, 401K funds and health insurance money. I would also like to know why Jerome Larkin and James Grogin engage in “go after” proceedings of bloggers to violate and suppress their First Amendment rights which is a crime in the US.

I would also like to know who is paying off Jerome Larkin’s and Melissa Smart’s mortgages and would like copies of the payment sources, all checks and names on any cash deposits that paid off those huge mortgages.

Very Truly Yours,


/joanne m denison/esignature/

Joanne M. Denison

cc: blog

From Ken Ditkowsky – Get the IRS involved in Sykes!


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Subject: Re: Fw: WSJ Blogs – Ruling Upholding Offensive Trademarks Could Give Redskins a Boost – Law Blog

Date: Jan 27, 2016 9:58 PM

I am more interested the Rule of Law that is expressed.

I would like hit the following as hard as I can, to wit:

The more I delve into this elder cleansing scenario the more reprehensible I find the corrupt judges, corrupt lawyers, and the corrupt judicial officials.    The situation is absolutely amazing.    How in America can public money be used openly and notoriously to promulgate the interests of criminal enterprises?

Let’s look at the Mary Sykes case as an example.   The file is 09 P 4585 and is open to the public to view.   No portion of the file is under seal, and therefore absent official cleansing by unauthorized miscreants the shame is in public view.

Service of process on Mary.    It is an axiom that a Court must gain jurisdiction over a respondent in order to enter any order or judgment.    (Even Jerome Larkin cannot misrepresent to the law to dispute that fact).     Now let us examine the file.

Where did Mary reside when the Petition was filed?   According to communication by Cynthia Farenga with Judge Connors, Mary resided in DuPage County and therefore, Adam Stern, a Cook County attorney, who lived in DuPage County was appointed as the 2nd guardian ad litem.    The guardianship statute requires the venue be in the county in which the alleged disabled person resides.

Examine the file – the case was filed in Cook County.

Look at the Summons:

i.    The summons that are all unserved do not comply with the statutory requirements.

ii.    The petitioner tells a blatant untruth to the Sheriff.   She gives the Sheriff instruction to serve Mary at a place in Cook County that Mary does not reside as by force Mary was removed from that place.    Such is pure and simple FRAUD.

iii.   This fraud is compounded as the petitioner claims that Mary cannot be served and therefore asks for a special process server.

iv.    The sheriff wrote a letter denying that his office ever served Mary!By misrepresentation and another fraud the Court proceeded without a proper Sheriff’s return being filed that the proper summons was served upon Mary.   Ergo, no jurisdiction no matter how the fraud is sliced up.

d.      755 IlCS 5/11a – 10  requires 14 days prior notice on the immediate family members of a competency hearing.     No one even makes a claim that Mary’s relatives were notified at any time.   See Gloria Sykes affidavit.   The file does not have any claim of service of the 14 day prior notice.    Under the Sodini case there was thus no jurisdiction.    The 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators with Larkin, the two guardians, and the attorney for the miscreant guardian claim that the relatives knew of the hearing.    Unfortunately, Mr. PS, the attorney for the guardian and the guardian ad litem admitted that there was no hearing on competency.   Thus, it was and is a fraud on the Court to assert any claim of knowledge.

e.      A hearing is required by due process. By its very nature, a guardianship is a judicial forfeiture of liberty, and property rights.   Thus, under the fifth and fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution and Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution a guardianship promulgated and executed without notice and hearing is per se unconstitutional.      No matter how you slice and dice this situation the lawyers involved in this Conduct committed serious felonies.   18 USCA 242 conspiracy to deny a citizen due process of law has to be reported to the law enforcement authorities.    To prevent the reporting is a violation of 18 USCA 4 and 18 USCA 241.     Lawyers who disrespect their duty to defend the Constitution and obstruct justice or cover-up such unconstitutional acts must be not only disbarred, but punished to the full extent of the law.

i.      Not only are the corrupt lawyers, corrupt judges, and all who aid and abet their conduct serious felons, but, their conduct cannot be tolerated or condoned.

ii.      Under the Americans With Disabilities act, and 755 IlCS 5/11a – 3b the guardianship authorization is severely limited to a reasonable accommodation of the an alleged disabled person.    Thus, to use the guise of guardianship to railroad a senior citizen into a guardianship – who may or may not be competent – THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS UPON THE PETITION TO PROVE THE DEGREE OF INCOMPETENCY BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE – brings forth the felonies of mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud (when the bank accounts are accessed) and tax fraud.

The frauds noted are all proven by the Court file in 09 P 4585.     Judge Stuart was observed by Court watchers during the kangaroo proceedings brought by Larkin against JoAnne Denison fire denying under oath that she misused her Court jurisdiction to threaten Gloria Sykes in an attempt to ascertain where Gloria kept her own personal assets, and then on cross examination admitted to the criminal offense committed in her courtroom.     The altering of the Court record and transcript by persons unknown – but believed to be public employees of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission compounds the felonies committed against Gloria Sykes and the Sykes estate.    The theft of Ms. Sykes funds has not been resolved, thought Judge Jane Stuart literally fled the bench when her perjury was disclosed.

Law enforcement has not acted to prosecute the criminal actions of the two guardian ad litem, the guardian, and unknown persons.   Nor has it acted to prosecute the ‘cover up’ and the 18 USCA 371 and 18 USCA 242 conspiracies to commit theft, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax fraud.      Few criminal cases are prosecutable from probate court files, but, the Mary Sykes case is certainly one of them.    Prosecution of Jerome Larkin and his associates at the IARDC for their criminal conspiracies will go a long way to restoring public confidence in the Illinois judicial system and respect for the law.

The guardianship cases and particularly Sykes lend themselves to a remedy that does not involve criminal prosecutions, but appeals to the public with even greater joy.     For years the public has watched public officials from judges, aldermen, mayors, governors et al go to jail.    Club Fed in many cases was a disappointment as the miscreant public officials actually found punishment to be quite enjoyable.    They received three square meals a day, a clean place to sleep, recreation, and time to read, study and relax.    It was akin to ordering a middle aged person to relax and enjoy life!    Only the artificial stigma marred the ‘vacation.’     To the public this type of punishment was *****.

Illinois and the United States of America both are having pecuniary issues.    Illinois is on the verge of Bankruptcy.    Elmer Gantry cannot talk us out of the fiscal crisis.    HOWEVER, Jerome Larkin and his cronies have been well compensated for their perfidy.     The public would find it highly satisfying if the United States of America and the State of Illinois would just collect the taxes, interest and penalties due from Larkin and each of his co-conspirators.    Larkin and his co-conspirators have no defense!    Forgetting about the overt acts that Larkin committed; however, focusing on his 18 USCA 371, 18 USCA 4, and 18 USCA 242 conspiracies in the aggregate Larkin owes more than a billion dollars.    The math is very simple.

The breach of fiduciary relationship is a taxable event.   Ergo, when the guardian removed and took possession of a million dollars in gold coins on day one, she incurred taxable income of a million dollars.   (She did not inventory a single coin and therefore every coin is charged to her taxable 1040 income).    When another two million dollars (plus or minus) disappeared the Federal and State income tax on another two million dollars was due from the guardian.   As co-conspirators, Larkin and his gang incurred joint and several liability with the guardian.     Let’s add up the liability.   1) Tax on three million dollars, 2) 50% tax fraud penalty, and interest at 2% per month until 100% of the principal sum is assessed.

As Larkin, Black, Smart, Opryszek, Loftus, Sang Yul Lee, Splitt, etc. all conspired to aid and abet the theft and cover it up, each enjoyed equal liability for the State and Federal Taxes.     Ditto for the theft of Gloria Sykes personal funds!     It is quite clear that each of Larkin’s gang (including the volunteer panels that Larkin maintains for his kangaroo hearings) had a positive duty to access file 09 P 4585 or dismiss the attorney disciplinary charges for failure to meet the standard of clear and convincing.    There is no immunity for tax evasion or tax fraud.    There is no immunity for overt criminal action.   THUS, the tax authorities have absolutely no problem in collection of the taxes.    Illinois does not need tax increases – it needs tax enforcement!

We need to get the IRS to get their hot little hands into this mess.    Larkin and his gang are in this situation for the money – let’s take the incentive out of the picture!     Everyone is well aware of the criminal activity and sitting on their hands — let’s make the IRs and the IDR into heros!

Ken Ditkowsky

Sign the Petition to end Coverups by our paid/elected officials in Chicago

Subject: Justice Now for Bettie and Quintonio


I signed a petition to Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and United Nations Human Rights Commission which says:

“Early Saturday morning, Chicago police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Police shot through an unopened door and killed Ms. Bettie Jones — who died from a gunshot wound to the neck [1]. Officers then turned their weapons onto Quintonio Legrier, a 19 year old holding a baseball bat and experiencing a mental health crisis. The officer’s identity has not been released and he has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days. We demand:

– The immediate release of the officer’s name;
– Fire the officer who murdered Bettie Jones and Quintonio Legrier
– An independent investigation by the United Nation
– The resignation of Rahm Emanuel

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

Early Saturday morning, Chicago police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Police shot through an unopened door and killed Ms. Bettie Jones — who died from a gunshot wound to the neck [1]. Officers then turned their weapons onto a young man suffering from mental illness holding a baseball bat, 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier.

The officer’s identity has not been released and he has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the murder will be investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority. But this is not enough.

From Rekia Boyd to Laqun McDonald, the violence perpetuated at the hands of the Chicago Police Department continues to claim the lives of Black women and men living in Chicago, and that violence continues to go unchecked by city leaders and officials.

The Chicago police were called in order to help with a domestic disturbance. However, instead of providing help to those in need, Chicago police exercised excessive violence and claimed two more Black lives.

Recent cases and released videos show a culture of excessive force and a ‘shoot first and cover it up’ culture within Chicago’s police department. They are killing people, mostly Black people whether or not those people cooperate. The state’s attorney and mayor’s offices seem determined to assist officers that abuse and murder the very citizens they are sworn to protect and serve.

We are demanding more than a full and transparent investigation into the murders of Bettie Jones and Quintonio Legrier. We are demanding authentic justice. The entire Chicago Police Department needs to be changed, from the racist, unjust policies to the people who enforce them.

Bettie Jones was a member of Action Now and we will not rest until she gets justice.

“Chicago Cop Shoots Dead Teen, 55-Year-Old Woman” The Huffington Post, 12-26-2015

Of course you can add to the cover ups in Chicago myself, Ken Ditkowsky and Lanre Amu for speaking out as lawyer activists against this type of cover up and corruption in Chicago and “Crook” County.  Apparently, according to the ARDC, we are not allowed to speak out publicly against corruption and cronyism, unethical conduct and immoral lawyers and judges in Illinois.

But we want to take the “Crook” out of Crook County.

We speak up and out for human and civil rights and the Illinois Atty Regn & Discipline Comm. persecutes and prosecutes us. It does not let the victims of its corruption testify at the Tribunal and Hearing Boards (Gloria Sykes and Scott Evans, her friend) in an obvious cover up action.  It does not respect laws such as 47 USC sec 230 which provides Free Speech and First Amendment rights to the Internet and Blogs such as this one (this Blog is the one that the ARDC wanted to shut down).  It wanted to stop Lanre Amu from revealing the fact that in cases he appeared in, a certain Judge’s brother was opposing counsel and winning motions that there was no way he should have won.  She and he never disclosed this fact.  The same Judge sat on the Board of Directors of a corporation she was hearing cases on, and always ruled in the Corporation’s favor. Sometime after this was announced on this Blog, Crain’s Chicago Business investigated, found the allegations to be true, and the Corporation involved dumped her and publicly apologized for the corruption.

The Judge has not apologized or removed herself from the bench.  The ARDC has not apologized to Attorney Lanre Amu because apparently he, being a well educated Black immigrant from Africa is similar to the Blacks some Chicago police use for target practice in certain ethnic sections of Chicago.  The Chicago Police have apologized for this shooting and acknowledged it as a mistake but refuse to turn over all documents, videos and information–despite the fact all of this belongs to the public.  The City of Chicago does not personally own any of that.

I would like to know if Jerome Larkin and James Grogin, head Administrator and Chief Counsel for the ARDC, participated in any manner with the Laquan McDonald shooting, or any shooting where information, documents, records and video were not released, or the release was delayed and who requested the delay.  Lawyers are not supposed to participate in obstruction of justice or supression of evidence.  A city lawyer must provide “honest services” to the public.  I do not believe “honest services” includes coverups for friends and bosses, nor does it include denying FOIA requests to cover up information, documents and video belonging to the public.

It is interesting to note that the reason why Ken Ditkowsky and I were prosecuted by the ARDC when the perps of the problems in the Sykes 09 P 4585 case were not is because one of the Guardians ad Litem wrote a letter to the ARDC to investigate Ken Ditkowsky and myself, but not her and her crooked cronies–Peter Schmeidel, Cynthia Farenga, Deborah JoSoehlig, Harvey Waller and the Judges O’Connor and Stuart (who would soon retire over changing her testimony at my trial).

This is exactly similar to the Laquan McDonald case and now Bettie Jones and Mr. Legrier.  16 shots for Master McDonald and 8 for Mr. Legrier. (One commentator darkly joked on a blog, “you gotta admit those Chicago cops are really thorough with the bullets.”)

The protestors have been out interfering with the Board of Trade, the Merc and the shops on Michigan Ave.  Who wants to do business with those entities knowing they are being targeted by protestors who want the Abuses of Power and unnecessary deadly force to end.  I don’t and when I see protestors at these entities, I don’t want to do business with or through them either until the problem of Abuse of Power and Excessive Force ends.



More indicted in Heathcare and Medicare Fraud from FBI/HHS

$6 million was involved this time

Here is the indictment:


The Defendants and Related Companies
g. HCN Home Healthcare, Inc., was a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Illinois. HCN was located in Chicago, Illinois. HCN offered home health care services to Medicare beneficiaries who purportedly were confined to their homes, and through its
officers and agents submitted claims to Medicare for reimbursement for home health care services purportedly provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
h. Berzen Home Care Services, Inc., was a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Illinois. Berzen was located in Bensenville, Illinois.
i. Defendant ESTRELLITA DUQUILLA, a resident of Cook County,
Illinois, was the president and ran the day-to-day operations of HCN.
j. Defendant MIGUEL DUQUILLA, a resident of Cook County, Illinois,
was the secretary and registered agent of HCN.
k. Defendant DANIEL FAJARDO, a resident of Cook County, Illinois, was
a registered nurse and director of nursing for HCN at certain times.
l. Defendant ZENAIDA DIMAILIG, a resident of DuPage County, Illinois,
was a registered nurse and an employee of HCN.
m. Defendant ROBERTO JONSON, a resident of DuPage County, Illinois,
was the president and ran the day-to-day operations of Berzen.
n. Defendant GRACE MENDEZ, a resident of Cook County, Illinois, was an employee of HCN.
o. Defendant SHERROD HARRIS, a resident of Cook County, Illinois, was a certified nursing assistant and employee of HCN.

2. Beginning in or around June of 2008, and continuing through in or around July of
2012, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and elsewhere,
defendants herein, together with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, did conspire:
a. to knowingly and willfully offer and pay any remuneration, including kickbacks and bribes, directly and indirectly, overtly and covertly, from defendants ESTRELLITA DUQUILLA, MIGUEL DUQUILLA, and DANIEL FAJARDO to defendants ZENAIDA DIMALIG, ROBERTO JONSON, GRACE MENDEZ, SHERROD HARRIS and others, in return for them to refer patients to HCN for the furnishing and arranging for the
furnishing of services for which payment may be made in whole or in part under a Federal health  care program, namely, Medicare, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 1320a- 7b(b)(2)(A); and
b. to knowingly and willfully solicit and receive any remuneration, including kickbacks and bribes, directly and indirectly, overtly and covertly, from defendants ESTRELLITA DUQUILLA, MIGUEL DUQUILLA, and DANIEL FAJARDO to defendants ZENAIDA DIMALIG, ROBERTO JONSON, GRACE MENDEZ, SHERROD HARRIS and
others, to induce the referral to patients to HCN for the furnishing and arranging for the furnishing of services for which payment may be made in whole or in part under a Federal health care program, namely, Medicare, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 1320a-
Overview of the Conspiracy
3. It was part of the conspiracy that defendants and their co-conspirators agreed to unlawfully enrich themselves by (i) offering, paying, soliciting and receiving kickbacks in return for referring Medicare beneficiaries to HCN to serve as home health patients, (ii) using the referred Medicare beneficiary information to obtain payments from Medicare for home health
services purportedly provided to those beneficiaries by HCN, and (iii) concealing the offer, solicitation, payment and receipt of kickbacks…..

You get the picture.  $6 million of the picture.

And you wonder why Ken and I have been suspended for 3 years when there is $6 million to be made in medicare kickbacks and bribes.

This document speaks for itself.  It also explains why Jerome Larkin, James Grogin and my Chair Sang Yul Lee do not see or hear corruption from the lies of Peter Schmeidel, Debra Jo Soehlig or David Inlander, all from Fischel and Kahn.  David Inlander had a meeting with the pope in 2013.  I wonder if he has told the Pope yet about the death  (univestigated murder) of Mary G Sykes in May 23, 2015.  It is my understanding that it was Sang Yul Lee that fixed my case.  What a jerk.

I think atty Inlander can now skip those flights to the Vatican.


From Ken Ditkowsky and Ginny Johnson–why don’t the authorities DO something about criminal activities?

—- Forwarded Message —–
From: ginny johnson <>
To: kenneth ditkowsky <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Bullet points on Larkin
Ken give me Micheal Anderson new director of FBI  phone number and email and I will be happy to call him –
What we need to do is to send a hard copy to his office of all the law suits and corruption – Skyes, Stone, Johnson, Valone etc and let it rip
On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 11:38 AM, kenneth ditkowsky <> wrote:

I think we ought to call him!    These e-mails are being forwarded to the Department of Justice, but I certainly would appreciate his being contacted by someone in addition to me.    We can give him a challenge:
In Sykes find the following:
1) Summons complying with the Statute
2) Return of Summons
3) 14 day prior notice of hearing on competency of alleged disabled person
4)  evidence of hearing on competency
5) ADA compliance  see 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3b.
6) accounting for contents of safety deposit box
7) accounting s that reflect all assets of the disabled person
Sheriff Dart addresses 1 and 2.   Mr. Schmiedel is reported to address 3.   Mr. Stern item 4.   Ms. Farenga item 6.   As dozens of people have examined the file and none of these items were found, it is suggested that the new AG in Chicago has a slam dunk case of civil rights violation, mail fraud, tax fraud etc.

From: john wyman <>
To: ginny johnson <>
Cc: kenneth ditkowsky <>; Pizzarello <>; JoAnne M. Denison <>; Sylvia Rudek

Subject: Re: Fw: Bullet points on Larkin

A new director of The FBI has just been appointed to the Chicago office,his specialty is public corruption!!!!  Micheal Anderson out of that great state of Louisiana .before that he was in Washington taking down the big boys!!!

maybe its about time we call him ,he starts his job on Oct 22nd. Just Saying John Howard Wyman

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 8:34 AM, ginny johnson <> wrote:

Thank you Ken- point well taken 🙂
One day Ken, we all will get these lying abusers of the law –
You/all of us just keep on pushing forward – God is on our side – yet he is SLOW and on his time -our hearts are in the the right place  we just need to continue to do our job to expose – guardian abuse etc  and show LOVE to protect our elderly-those words are the key ingredients for God – we all need to stick together to fight for the truth- God will Punish the evil – its the matter of time ..
In NC it has come to my knowledge – I, went,called, emailed, mail, info. to the AG Roy Cooper-  10 or 11 times to be completely ignored – I have just learned that Roy Coopers wife – was also an appointed guardian – SO,that is why he would not take my info.  you see, these kinds of little quite things leak out over time-
 NOW Cooper wants to run for Governor – how is that going to work for him – when this is exposed? my case is the same a Skyes  -my father a WWll decorated Vet. POW /MIA/Captain of B- 17 shot down by Germans crashed his landed his plane and saved lives -yet the appointed guardians of Aging Family Services Heather J under her care he was dead in year – a man who at 95 was play golf the day before abducted from his home for- GREED – 1.5 million missing – lock out of his own home – drugged – dead in year and the abuse in the mean time…




I don’t know How you consider this to be better care than what he was receiving at his Home!! 

So Far he has had,
1. 4 falls 
2. 1 hospital visit
3. weight loss 
4. no exercise 
5. no outside fresh air 
6. no physical therapy
7. teeth with nothing was done
8. personal items missing
9. $5000.00 hearing aid missing now
10, multiple bruises
11. burst blood vessel in his eye
12. anxiety attacks
13. high blood pressure
14. heart palpation’s 
15. stressed out of being there
16. several missed appointments from Va. 

17. Va. called me and said you missed several of Dad’s appointments, Heather
   all in 3 weeks

My Dad and I prefer that he be allowed to stay with Dr. Dunlap who has been his physician for 41 years!   He is fully aware of my Dad’s blood disease!!.

These are the exact words from my father to me every time I visit; “I AM VERY UNHAPPY MAN and I WANT TO GO HOME, I might as well die, if, I have to live in here, life is no fun any more, I was POW once,  why again ”  

Not to mention my on going concerns of sanitary conditions of the facility!

Heather, you being an employee of  Aging Family Services as appointed medical guardian’s by the court, are responsible for my father’s well being and his best interest!!!

Every time I hear or see this, it makes me SICK, especially since I am only allowed to visit Dad from 1 Pm to 2 Pm daily with supervised visit. By the way, no one explained to me why I am allowed to visit my father for only one hour. And, furthermore, why did I not receive a personal phone call from you last Thursday and, again, today  when my father fell, instead of email messages.

After tomorrow’s meeting with Reka, I would like for you to call me to discuss the  results of your conference as well as discussing how the 17 bullet points, which I stated at the beginning of this message, can be improved upon. I would also appreciate a follow up email concerning how you and Aging Family Services intend to make things better for my fathe
On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 8:47 AM, kenneth ditkowsky <> wrote:

Ginny:   Your criticism is well taken; however, it would be unconscionable to give public servants, like Jerome Larkin, who pervert their public trust even a moment of a breather.   The quest for Justice must proceed at full force and effect until Larkin and his co-conspirators find the ‘cover up’ of the elder cleansing scandal is no longer profitable.
Subject:   Way is Jerome Larkin such a focal point in the fight to destroy the cottage industry of ‘elder cleansings.’
Ms. Johnson, you are absolutely correct.    I am boring people with my concentration of the criminal activities of Jerome Larkin, the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.  Your criticism is well taken.      However, I am not obsessed with him, it is just that he is the focal point of the cabal of corruption that is the ‘cancer’ attacking the heart of Rule of Law.
Please allow me to explain.    Jerome Larkin was not forced at gun point to become the Administrator of the Illinois Attorney *** Disciplinary Commission (IARDC).     His salary is quite substantial as are the responsibilities that he undertook.    In addition as an attorney he took a very serious oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Illinois.    The people he supervises and acts in concert with all have similar backgrounds.    No one is under any compulsion.   The criminal acts that they participate in by either performing them or being 18 USCA 242 or 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators are all voluntary associations.
When a citizen, such as Gloria Sykes, Barbara Stone, Dr. Sam Sugar, you or I make a complaint to a lawyer disciplinary commission, the aforesaid complaint is not a nuisance or inconvenience, it represents a serious attempt by a citizen to address the fact that some lawyer is being accused of a serious miscreant act.   That act might be criminal, it might be unethical, or it might be just a misunderstanding, but nevertheless it is not a ‘joke’ nor an inconvenience.     The lawyer disciplinary board or commission is a bastion promulgated to protect the public from dishonest judicial figures.
Unfortunately, at least in Illinois, and probably in just about every other State, corruption has crept into the process and dishonest and corrupt lawyers, judges, and judicial officials   have crept into the system and turned into a fiefdom designed to protect the aforesaid dishonest individuals.     Jerome Larkin has distinguished himself in his quest to destroy and assault the Bill of Rights and the Core values of American democracy.    
Using the Sykes case 09 P 4585 (Cook County, Illinois) as an example it is apparent that in 2009 (and maybe before) Gloria Sykes contacted the IARDC and sought their assistance in obviating the obvious corruption that was being promulgated in the Courtroom of the Honorable M Connors.    The victims of this perfidy were primarily Mary Sykes, but collaterally Gloria Sykes.     NB.   It should be noted that whether you are fond of Mary Sykes and Gloria Sykes, or enjoy a profound dislike for either of them, both are citizens and entitled to the full faith and credit of the Law and all the protections thereof.     The law is blind, deaf and dumb as to personality of the litigants.
The complaint to the IARDC similarly was not something to be taken lightly or discriminately.     The complaint was a warning shot that there was a cancer in the Court room of Judge Connors and if not extricated it would pervert the cause of Justice.    Unfortunately, the public servants at the IARDC were ‘wired’ and like some many of the victims and family members of elder cleansing victims the public employees at the IARDC did not look upon their duties as a ‘call to arms’ to protect the public, but, as a means to in some way obtain a benefit from the abuse, isolation, and exploitation of the elderly and disabled victims.
The case is reported to have been assigned to Attorney Lea Black.     Attorney Black is another of the overpaid cadre of attorneys administered by and supervised by Jerome Larkin.    The attorneys employed in Cook County, Illinois usually obtain their jobs through some form of clout.   The prime jobs are with the US Attorney’s office.     The lower tier jobs are with the IARDC and similar organizations and while the lawyers are overpaid their prospects for the future are muted.     Thus, even though the responsibility is awesome the prestige is minimal.    
We have to assume that Ms. Black did her job and that she was supervised by Jerome Larkin.    Thus when she obtained her assignment she did a Rule 137 investigation.    This meant that she went to the Court house and pulled the Mary Sykes file 09 P 4585.     If she did this were would have followed a protocol:
1.       Jurisdiction.  755 ILCS 5/11a – 10.      In order to obtain jurisdiction it is axiomatic the affected party has to be served with summons.   Sheriff Dart and the file both attest to the fact that Mary Sykes was not served with summons or the complaint as required by the statute.    Thus, there was no jurisdiction.   However:
                                                                  i.      As we are dealing with an alleged disabled person, to meet the Notice and Hearing requirement of due process some competent person has to be notified in order to make certain that Mary Sykes was not railroaded into a guardianship and the loss of her liberty and property.    The statute requires a 14 day prior notice to close or near family members such as siblings, children et al.     Ms. Black would have seen immediately that no such PRIOR  notice had ever been afforded either sibling or Mary’s younger daughter.    Thus, as such is jurisdictional the second criteria to establish jurisdiction was ignored.
                                                                ii.      The statute provides for a waiver of jurisdiction under certain circumstances – which are not found in this case.     A look at the file reveals pro-active fraud on the Court by the petitioner which of course was ignored.   It appears that the Sheriff was directed to serve Mary Sykes at her home in Chicago; however, Guardian Cynthia Farenga in a letter to the court pointed out that Mary Sykes had been spirited off to Naperville, Illinois and the guardian was instructing the Sheriff to serve Mary at a location that the plenary guardian applicant knew she was not.    In fact, Mary was being held as a prisoner at the plenary guardian applicant home in Naperville, Illinois.
[Thus as a Matter of Law there was no jurisdiction and the obvious Fraud negated any waiver.}
2.       Hearing.    The second prong of due process is the fact that there has to be a hearing.     The file discloses that there was no hearing as to Mary’s competency, and Guardian ad Litem Adam Stern wrote to Gloria Sykes an e-mail wherein he admits that indeed, there was no hearing.    The hearing was obviated by Stern, Farenga, and the Attorney for plenary guardian drafting an order, which the corrupt jurist duly rubber stamped.        
Mary Sykes was thus ‘railroaded’ into a wrongful guardianship and her citizen forfeited.    All of this is in the public record.     (I tried to subpoena the Court file, and was denied – the file by itself demonstrates the wrongful conduct of the two guardian ad litem and the attorneys for the plenary guardian who have and continue to perpetrate a ‘fraud on the court.’    
All of the forgoing is part of the public record and is conclusive as to criminal conduct occurring in the Circuit Court of Cook County.    All of the foregoing was known or should have been known to Attorney Black, Jerome Larkin and every one of the individual lawyers, jurists, and judicial officials involved in any way in the Mary Sykes case.     Jerome Larkin and the IARDC were requested to do an HONEST INVESTIGATION into the matter.     Instead, each elected to act in concert with the two guardian ad litem, the wrongfully appointed plenary guardian, her attorneys and the various judges assigned to the case.     The object of their conspiracy was to:   1) elder cleanse Mary, 2) obfuscate any protections that citizens might be entitled to, and 3) intimidate any source of protest.
The Larkin experience is so obscene, reprehensible, and so venal that it is mandatory for every lawyer to publicize his breach of the public trust loudly and often.     The assault on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is at the level of terrorism.    White Collar crimes such as Larkins are more devastating to a free society that blowing up “World Trade Centers.”     Larkin teaching ethics to lawyers is an oxymoron, but nevertheless an insult to the public conscience.
The foregoing is not the half of it!     The Mary Sykes case is not a lone case in the wilderness.     It is one of hundreds that Larkin and his gang at the IARDC are covering up.      Another prime example of Larkin’s total amorality is the Alice Gore case.     Therein, he and his cronies covered up the theft of 80 pound of Silver coins and a gold prospecting venture in Alice Gore’s mouth.     The guardian ad litem who orchestrated this holocaust like activity roams the 18th Floor of the Daley Center polluting the Justice system with every step.   She is a heroine!      She is a master at ‘elder cleansing’ and of course she also teaches legal ethics.
The success of the IARDC and Larkin in their intimidation efforts is spectacular.    The Supreme Court of Illinois rubber stamps violations of the RULE OF LAW with impunity.     This most recently occurred in the JoAnne Denison case.     The subversion of the Rule of Law was hailed by the ABA in an article in their journal!     There was no outrage and no call for a hue and cry.
Indeed, as long as the legal profession tolerates the abrogation of its function and the dissipation of the Rights, Privileges and Immunities of Americans I cannot and will not remain silent.    As Larkin is the lynch pin of the cover-up of the corruption in Illinois his role has to spread of record.      Every day he appears to generate a new outrage that must be addressed – and I am here (hear) to make as many people aware as possible.      The man (Larkin) is the axis of the conspiracy in Illinois and he being hauled before the Bar of Justice is lynch pin of abrogating this particular ISIS assault on America.
NB.    As Illinois is almost bankrupt, it would be very nice if the Attorney General’s office representing the Illinois Department of Revenue would collect from Mr. Larkin and each of his co-conspirators the taxes, interest, and penalties generated by their participation in the conspiracy.    It would be a feather in her (AG Madigan) to at the very least obtain the State of Illinois portion of the booty stolen from countless senior citizens and disabled people. 
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Ken -hope you are doing well… to make your point you must be clear there is way to much writing on Larkin
Just –
Bullet point a list on Larkin stating the statues that he and his cronies violated –
this is a suggestion – bc his done a lot of S**** and you have written way to much to
follow to make your point – use the bullet points and time lines once done
continue to send it to the police – and file a law suit on his ass then he will know
you and JoAnn mean business  – you have plenty of evidence
good luck

From Ken Ditkowsky–how to ignore and actually flip around the Illinois Probate Act so that it harms rather than protects

To: scott evans <>
Subject: Re: Tonight’s Cooper’s Corner
Date: Aug 13, 2015 10:29 AM
If I understand what you are saying, you feel that my suggesting Honesty, Honor and fidelity as a solution to the problem of guardianship for the indolent, obnoxious, incompetent and uncontrollable elder or disabled person who now needs social services is naive.    Indeed, in a vacuum it does seem to be Pollyannaish.   But, it is not.    It is not because we do have good people out there and the Jerome Larkin et al conspirators are a minority – but growing.
This is the reason we need the media, the legal profession, and citizens in general to defy the conspirators (including but not limited to Larkin, and his group) and clean up the mess now before it become metastatic.   Larkin and his 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators have unilaterally revoked the Constitution of both the US and the State of Illinois for not only lawyers, but all members of the class of people who are called elderly or disabled.
Last night after I talked with Bev Cooper on her program it occurred to me that Larkin and his co-conspirators have made a massive intrusion on our liberty that is even greater than we observed.   They have set up an alternate justice system so as to better assault the Bill of Rights.    Let me explain.   The members of the legal profession are the last rallying point for defense of the constitution.   Right now as an example fair minded people have looked at Hillary Clinton’s foray in the cyber world of e-mails and are thinking – if that had been me, the jail house is in my future; however, lawyers are out there making certain that she is not persecuted because she is Hillary Clinton, or that she does not get a pass because she is Hillary Clinton.    (Ditto for Chancellor Wise of the University of Illinois).
Defending the constitutional rights of citizens is the sacred duty of every single member of the legal profession.   The obligation is a birth right and one of the obligations that if you shirk you lose your self respect.   (This is the reason that I lobby daily for a HONEST investigation of the Mary Sykes and similar elder cleansing cases  – my personal self respect requires it).
Larkin first based his rationalization that he had a right to censor the call for an Honest investigation on the Sawyer case.    Had he and his co-conspirators read the case they would have found that the last paragraph negated their argument.   After I quoted the last paragraph as an argument against Larkin’s position he in his usually intellectual dishonest way dropped citing the case.   Prevarication and subterfuge were substituted for honest legal argument.
The most recent example was found in the JoAnne Denison documents wherein the IARDC tortured the Alvarez case and distorted its reasoning to suggest that an argument that the Supreme Court of the United States rejected was the basis of the decision.  (Alvarez held that even false statements are protected by the First Amendment –  Alvarez claimed to be a medal of honor winner – he was not)
The disciplinary proceedings against both JoAnne and myself were based upon our calling the Justice Department for an HONEST investigation.   (see Cynthia Farenga letter – Ms Farenga read the Probate Sharks blog and found a call for an Honest investigation of the elder cleansing cases.   She notified Ms Black – a stooge of Mr. Larkin – and shortly afterwards disciplinary proceedings followed against first me and then JoAnne)
Why are the miscreants so upset by an Honest investigation.   An honest investigation would cause the prosecution of the dishonest judges involved as well as the dishonest guardians, guardians ad litem, and other judicial officials.    An Honest investigation would lead back to political figures (including nursing home operators) who are reaping in billions of dollars in loot!     An Honest investigation would result in capital gains on property stolen from wards becoming ordinary income, and worse yet an Honest investigation would end the very lucrative War on the Elderly and disabled.    The the Conspirators assaulted the First Amendment.
If you recall my hearing.  The IARDC attorney held a copy of my letter to the Attorney General of the United States in his hand and asked me if I was repentant for writing it!
The legislature and the Congress worked long and hard to address the plight of the elderly and the disabled.  Previously the Courts developed the doctrine of parens patrie.  All of the above was designed to address the problem of even the most incorrigible senior et al.    In fact they worked.    Or at least they worked into our miscreant conspirators discovered the amount of money that was available by elder cleansing.
My solution is not to throw the baby out with the bath water, but to get rid of the scum of the legal profession starting with the administrator of the IARDC.   I suggest that we send a message – TAX THE BASTARDS!   let them pay all the interest, penalties and taxes due.
Our state needs the money – the money Larkin himself owes would make a great contribution to the pension crisis and send a message.   There is going to be claimed an $800,000 capital gain on Mary’s house.    That should be a One million dollar ordinary income report!    The other 2 million dollars stolen is also subject to income tax.    
Why is Larkin and his miscreant co-conspirators being given a pass?
The short answer is found in the word “corruption”   If we just enforce our laws there is a place of accommodation for the elderly and the disabled.