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Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. Violates Constitutional Right & Illegally Withdraws Notice of Appeal

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I filed a Notice of Appeal as a right with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County on March 9, 2009. I was found not guilty of Medicaid vendor fraud because it was a case of ID theft. I am NOT appealing the verdict. I am appealing the issue of jurisdiction both because controversies remain and due to the public interest exception to the mootness doctrine.

The Circuit Court loses jurisdiction once the Notice of Appeal is file. The Clerk of the Court is required by law to transmit the Notice of Appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court.

On March 20, 2009 Judge Biebel sue sponte wrote an order barring the Clerk from transmitting the Notice of Appeal or from preparing the record on appeal, illegally declaring that there was “no appeallable order”.

I too the Notice of Appeal to the Illinos Appellate Court and had the case docketed – 09-0949. I also filed the following two motions. Judge Biebel has violated his oath of office by blatantly violating law.

The result of his order would have been to deny the appeal of the jurisdictional issue, which if I win, will set precedent and prove that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in conjunction with the Office of Inspector General Federal Dept. of Health and Human Services have been illegally and baselessly prosecuting a number of quality and dedicated  providers of mental health services to persons on Medicaid. A win would free Dr. Maisha Hamilton Bennett, overturn her conviction and overturn the conviction of Naomi Jennings and perhaps others I don’t know about, as well as force the prosecution against Vernon Glass to cease.

As explained in the following link AG Madigan and IL Medicaid (started by previous AG Ryan and previous administrations) have a scheme to deny mental health care to persons on Medicaid, use this as a phony claim they are tough on fraud for election purposes, and use this to help balance the IL budget on the backs of the mentally ill. They are claiming that Medicaid will not pay for psychiatric services performed by non-physicians such as licensed drug-addiction counselors and psychologists when billed fee-for-service as employees of physicians. They claim it is felony fraud for a physician to bill Medicaid for services of such licensed employees.

This essentially denies mental health care to persons on Medicaid as > 80 % of mental health care in this country is provided by non-physicians. We need 30,000+ pediatric psychiatrists yet the country has less than 5,000. Failure to provide mental health care increases crime, misery, family disruption, and poverty. It is a disaster to our economy. Judge Biebel is part of the problem, not the solution. He should be impeached. As presiding criminal division judge he should be held to a higher standard and should know better.

For a detailed and exhaustive analysis of the fraudulent nature of the charges and the state scheme see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2009/02/judge-jorge-alonso-overturns-federal.html

For a detailed analysis of why the indictment is legally insufficient and therefore the case is void see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/10/legally-insufficient-indictment-failure.html

For a shorter description of the scheme by the state to deny mental health care see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/10/criminal-scheme-of-il-attorney-general.html

For detailed discussion of the jurisditional issues in a federal Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus which was denied and is pending before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals under the public interest exception to the mootness doctrine see:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9708949/Shelton-Federal-Petition-for-Writ-Habeas-Corpus-Vendor-Fraud-2008

The following is my Motion to the IL Appellate Court to overturn Judge Biebel’s void and illegal order:

IN THE

APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS

FIRST DISTRICT

 

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS       )           Appeal from the Circuit Court

                                                                        )           of Cook County, Illinois

            Plaintiff-Appellee                                  )

                                                                        )

-vs.-                                                     )           No. 04 CR 17571-03

                                                                        )

LINDA L. SHELTON                                     )

                                                                        )           Honorable Jorge Alonso

            Defendant-Appellant                             )           Judge Presiding

 

MOTION TO ORDER JUDGE PAUL P. BIEBEL JR. TO VACATE HIS ILLEGAL ORDER FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK NOT TO TRANSMIT NOTICE OF APPEAL TO APPELLATE COURT

 

            NOW COMES, Linda Shelton, Defendant, Pro Se, who respectfully moves this Honorable Court to order Presiding Circuit Court of Cook County Criminal Division Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. to vacate his illegal order for Circuit Court of Cook County Clerk not to transmit Notice of Appeal in above titled case to Illinois Appellate Court. In support of this motion Defendant states as follows:

            Defendant, pro se, filed Notice of Appeal (Exhibit A) with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk”) on March 9, 2009 and requested the Clerk to prepare the Record on Appeal.

            Defendant, on April 10, 2009, received an order made sue sponte by Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. instructing the Clerk NOT to transmit the Notice of Appeal to this Appellate Court stating that there was no final appealable order. (Exhibit B)

            Notice of Appeal states that Defendant was found not guilty on February 24, 2009, but was appealing NOT THE VERDICT, but the issue of JURISDICTION of the court.

            The Illinois Appellate Court, 3rd District in King v. DeDonker, 17 Ill.App.3d 1064, 309 N.E.2d 598 (1974) ruled that a judge’s refusal to enter a finding of not guilty after a not guilty verdict was a final appealable order. The United States Supreme Court in several cases granted certiorari after not guilty verdicts and ruled that issues in cases where there were not guilty verdicts were appealable if they met two tests: 1) there remained a controversy, and 2) when there is no threat of either multiple punishments or successive prosecutions as a result of overturning the decisions of the trial court; in essence that as long as the double jeopardy clause is not offended the appeal is not barred. United States v. Jenkins, 420 U.S. 358, 95 S.Ct. 1006, (1975); Serfass v. United States, 420 U.S. 377, 95 S.Ct. 1055 (1975); United States v. Wilson, 420 U.S. 332, 95 S.Ct. 1013 (1975); United States v. Martin Linen Supply Co, 430 U.S. 564, 97 S.Ct 1349 (1977); and United States v. Ceccolini, 435 U.S. 268, 98 S.Ct. 1054 (1978)

            A case is only moot when it involves no controversy. Hynde v. Hopper, 56 Ill.App.2d 152, 205 N.E.2d 647 (1965)

            In the present case there remains a controversy – the issue of personal and subject matter jurisdiction. The appeal and decision about this controversy denying Defendant’s multiple motions to dismiss pretrial for lack of jurisdiction was barred until there was a final order of the court (finding of not guilty after not guilty jury verdict). The issue is not moot because a decision on jurisdiction will solve several remaining controversies. There is no limitations on the time to appeal void orders.

            First, if the case lacked jurisdiction and was null and void ab initio, then all bail orders are void and the Clerk may not retain the 10% of the bail or $1100, and she must return this money to the Defendant.

            Second, if the case was null and void ab initio, then the case must be expunged from Defendant’s criminal record without charge to her and without the requirement that she apply for it to be expunged.

            Third, if the case was null and void ab initio, then two findings of criminal contempt found during the precedings would also be null and void and must be vacated and expunged, even IF the defendant had made contemptuous statements or made contemptuous actions during these two hearings which would become nullities. ACC 050087-01 and ACC 070057-01

Fourth and finally, Defendant also claims that the issue of jurisdiction is not moot because if the valid controversy of alleged lack of jurisdiction in this case is resolved in favor of the State’s position that there is jurisdiction, res judicata on this issue would bar any tort action against Judge Pantle and Attorney General Lisa Madigan in federal case number 1:06-cv-04259, a pending civil rights suit against these persons on hold in federal court pending the disposition of this criminal case (now it will be taken off of hold status). The orders of the federal court based on presumed absolute judicial and prosecutorial immunity did not address the merits of the allegation of total lack of jurisdiction of prosecutor or Trial Court and its judge. Therefore, the Federal District Court has NOT decided this jurisdictional issue in the pending case, 1:06-cv-04259.  There is no issue of res judicata barring the consideration by the Illinois Appellate Court of the controversy concerning jurisdiction in this case. The Federal Court order removing these two persons from the suit as defendants will be appealed due to their lack of jurisdiction. This order of the Federal District Court in case number 1:06-cv-04259 becomes null and void if this Illinois Appellate Court rules that this criminal case was null and void ab initio, as prosecutors and judges lose absolute immunity ONLY when they are declared to have NO jurisdiction in a case. Therefore a controversy remains as to whether the Illinois Attorney General ever had jurisdiction to indict and prosecute defendant and whether the Trial Court ever had jurisdiction to hear this case, based on the resulting void indictment. The resolution of this controversy has immediate impact on the resolution of the above mentioned federal case and on the convictions of Maisha Hamilton Bennett and Naomi Jennings, as well as on the pending criminal case against Vernon Glass. All these cases involve the same charges and the same issues leading to the conclusion that there was a lack of trial court and prosecutorial jurisdiction or authority as listed in the Notice of Appeal. Therefore, harm will befall defendant and continue to befall Maisha Hamilton Bennett, Naomi Jennings, and Vernon Glass if the issue on this appeal of jurisdiction is not resolved in defendant’s favor.

            Therefore, the Illinois Appellate Court is NOT BARRED from hearing this appeal pertaining solely to the jurisdictional issues.

 

            WHEREFORE, Defendant, respectfully moves this Honorable Court to issue an order for Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. to vacate his order of March 20, 2009 to the Clerk not to transmit the Notice of Appeal to this Honorable Court.

           

            Under penalties as provided by law pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/109-1 I certify that the statements set forth herein are true and correct.

Dated: April 14, 2009                                                  

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                                    ___________________

Linda L. Shelton, Ph.D., M.D.                          Linda L. Shelton

Judge Angela Munari Petrone

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I’ve only had one experience with this judge who says the following about herself:

”I’m detail oriented,” Petrone said, when asked about her strengths. ”I think I can listen well, take good notes, try to have a good temperament, yet keep control of the courtroom and stay abreast of the law.”

I strongly disagree with her statements. She is unfair and immoral in my book. She is high on her horse and needs to be brought down a few notches and given a piece of humble pie.

On October 10, 2007 I was unlawfully arrested by Sheriff staff including Sgt. Rachel E. Wright at the entrance to the Clerk’s office at 555 W Harrison courthouse, when I had gone there to simply pick up a paper from the Clerk for a pending case.

I successfully went through the magnetometer without it beeping or lighting up. The officer at the scanner looked in my bag and saw my hand-held nebulizer with battery pack and back-up cord, the liquid medication I carry for it, an EpiPen I inject myself with (auto-epinephrine injector for medical emergencies) and she took it out and eyeballed it. I had an order from another judge in another courthouse allowing me to bring in this critical medical equipment. I cannot use regular “nebs” because I have a chemical sensitivity to the gas propellant in them.

I noticed a plain clothed middle aged black gentlman of medium build looking at the monitor as I was passing through the security entrance. After the deputy put the electrical cord back into my emergency medical bag (which I have had to use several times in courthouses before an ambulance arrived) he yelled that a person can’t bring a cord into the courthouse. I thought he was a nut case and yelled that this was none of his business and that the cord was medical equipment and I had always been permitted to bring it into courthouses, and that this medical bag never leaves my side.

He confronted me at the Clerk’s door with a male deputy and then Sgt. Wright who had NOT seen me go through the security entrance successfully. I actually have obtained a video showing the magnetometer DID NOT light up and that the deputy handed my medical equipment back to me and didn’t stop me from leaving the security entrance and entering the courthouse.

Sgt. Wright arrested me for trespass to state-supported land which is a facially invalid complaint as they had no statement on the complaint about the REQUIRED second element of such a charge  – that the person was interrupting someone’s use of the building – and the video showed I wasn’t interrupting anyone, but simply was being harrassed and illegally arrested by Sgt. Wright – who had seen me MANY times bring the medical bag into the courthouse. During the arrest the plain-clothed man identified himself as the Asst. Chief Sheriff in charge of the courthouse – A/C Gary Allens.

Sgt. Wright committed perjury in another case saying that the magnetometer beeped and that I tried to sneak in a cord. My bail was revoked on the other case because of this testimony! I clearly tried to sneak in NOTHING – as the video shows the deputy handling the cord and giving it back to me. I also showed the judge in the other case the medical bag, back up electrical cord, equipment in it, and the order form another judge allowing me to bring in this equipment! Judge Joseph Kazmierski in a grotesque act of judicial misconduct refused to view the video – that I got from the Sheriff’s office by court order! He should be removed from the bench.

Judge Petrone a short time later set bail at an obscene $25,000, and ordered me held without bond until brought the next day before Judge Kazmierski on the additional charge resulting from this of violation of bail, without stating a reason for giving a handicapped 53 yr old woman with no criminal record except for a recent wrongful conviction for battery of an officer (I was convicted of kicking a larger male officer from my wheelchair with my partially paralyzed right leg like a ninja – a physical impossibility for me – see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-remarks-to-corrupt-judge-prosecutor.html

) and refused to view the medical equipment, or order form another judge allowing it in the courthouse, or allow me to talk about it.

Judge Petrone was impatient, rude, arrogant, and simply rubber-stamps the prosecutor no matter how ridiculous the lies with total disregard of the defendant.

I will be filing a petition for adjudication of criminal contempt against Sgt. Wright and civil rights suits for false arrest and malicious prosecution.

As an indigent and handicapped person who is a whistle blower against corrupt judges and police, it is clear that Judge Petrone has no independent or impartial and fair bone in her body. She has ten years experience as a prosecutor and clearly intends to rubber-stamp their wishes without question.

She simply aided and abetted the illegal arrest and malicious prosecution in retaliation for my whistle blower activities against her buddies. She should be held accountable for this judicial misconduct – characterized by this excessive bail for a misdemeanor – for a person who had PERMISSION to bring the alleged “cord” into the building, was ill, has strong ties to the community, and assists in the care of an elderly parent, and has no convictions except for one bogus felony where I was convicted of the impossible – attacking a larger male from a wheelchair and causing “soreness” to the chest.

Judge Petrone owes me an apology and should throw the book at the State and Sgt. Wright for this prosecutorial and police criminal misconduct.

I find it obscene and highly inappropriate to put Judge Petrone in felony court and allow her to set bail and rubber-stamp more prosecutor’s cases with bias, arrogant, and misconduct.

Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr Violates Supreme Court Denies Appeal

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Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. has again violated stare decisis in snubbing his nose at previous United States Supreme Court Rulings and the United States Constitution.

I filed a Notice of Appeal in case no. 04 CR 17571-03 regarding the issue of personal and subject-matter jurisdiction. IT IS CLEAR THAT THE COURT NEVER HAD JURISDICTION. See: 

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/10/criminal-scheme-of-il-attorney-general.html

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2009/02/judge-jorge-alonso-overturns-federal.html

The trial court under the following judges in succession violated my rights by holding court without jurisdiction and failing to dismiss and vacate the case ab initio based on lack of jurisdiction: Judges Crooks, Fox, Pantle, and Alonso. All these judges are intellectual midgets who need guidance by studying case law. They all make baseless knee-jerk decisions violating higher court rulings and are unable to handle making decisions of law except for basic common variety criminal case issues. They should be barred from any case with complex federal laws or unusual questions of law.

I went to trial on February 17, 2009 and was found not guilty by the jury on Febrary 24, 2009. I am NOT appealing the verdict. I am appealing the jurisdictional pretrial rulings where Judges Fox, Pantle, and Alonso claimed that “Federal Law does Not Apply in this Case” [Judge Alonso] despite the fact that Medicaid is a joint federal state program; that “I don’t care” [Judge Pantle] in response to my complaint and request to argue the jurisdictional issues; and denials of motions to dismiss for insufficient indictment [see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/search/label/Indictment ], and for

violation of statute of limitations, for illegally impaneled grand jury, for misstatement of the law to the grand jury, for extensive perjury of the State witness to the grand jury, for violation of speedy trial statutes, for violation of the Supremacy clause, for failure to state a valid charge, and for lack of personal and subject-matter jurisdiction because the sham prosecutor IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan has no legal authority in Illinois to independently appear before a grand jury, obtain an indictment, or prosecute a case without the invitation, review of evidence and decision of charges, consent, and at least minimual participation of the County State’s Attorney – which was never done in this or similar cases.

I filed a Notice of Appeal per IL Supreme Court Rules on March 9, 2009 stating I was appealing the jurisdictional issues and not the verdict. By IL Supreme Court rules the Clerk is REQUIRED to transmit the Notice of Appeal to the IL Appellate Court, and the Circuit Court loses jurisdiction once the Notice of Appeal is filed.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court has in violation of her oath of office to follow the law refused to transmit the Notice of Appeal to the IL Appellate Court because she was ordered by Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel Jr (not trial judge) not to transmit the Notice of Appeal or prepare the Record on Appeal.

Therefore, Judge Biebel’s order is null and void as he had no jurisdiction to make it and the Clerk MAY NOT follow it. I spoke with Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court today and she promised to look into this and get back to me.

In addition, stare decisis due to United States Supreme Court opinions specifically allows appeals in criminal cases where there have been not guilty court findings IF 1. there is a controversy and 2. if the double jeaopardy clause is not invoked by a new trial being required upon reversal of the trial court rulings. See United States v. Wilson, 420 U.S. 332, 95 S.Ct. 1013, (1975); and United States v. Ceccolini, 435 U.S. 268, 98 S.Ct. 1054 (1978); and King v DeDonker, 17 Ill.App.3d 1064, 309 N.E.2d 598 (1974).

In my case there are three controversies that survive the not guilty verdict: 1. jurisdiction, 2. clerk retaining 10 % of the bond would be illegal if the bail orders are declared void when the court is declared to have had no jurisdiction, and 3. pending civil rights suits against AG Madigan and J Pantle for malicious prosecution, wrongful pretrial incarceration, and other torts are only valid if these persons lose absolute prosecutorial or judicial immunity. The only time they lose immunity is if the case is totally void and there is proven to be no jurisdiction – which is the case in this instance.
Double jeopardy is NOT INVOKED if I should lose the appeal of the jurisdictional issues as this would only mean that the case was valid and the not guilty verdict would stand. If I win the appeal and it is declared that there never was jurisdiction of the court or the prosecutor, then Clerk Dorothy Brown must return the $1100 she retained as 10 % of the bond because the bond orders would become void and the case against AG Madigan and Judge Pantle would proceed.

I have not decided between several options as to how to cause Dorothy Brown to prepare the record on appeal and transmit my notice of appeal. The right thing for her to do is to inform Judge Biebel that she refuses to violate Supreme Court Rules, United States Supreme Court rulings, and her oath of office and that she would not honor his illegal and void order, but was transmitting the Notice of Appeal to the IL Appellate Court and was preparing the record on appeal.

I could also make a motion to the IL Appellate Court requesting that they order Dorothy Brown to transmit the Notice of Appeal and prepare the record on appeal, as well as voiding Judge Biebel’s illegal order. I could also ask for the Illinois Supreme Court to do the same under a Motion for Supervisory Order or Motion for Mandamus.

Judge Biebel’s conduct is a violation of his oath of office, an illegal penalty on the exercise of my constitutional rights, official judicial misconduct, a violation of IL Supreme Court Rules, a violation of the United States Supreme Court Opinions (stare decisis or precedent), unethical, immoral, discriminatory, retaliatory, and criminal.

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