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Cook County, IL courts destroy whistle blower with false felony conviction for bumping officer with wheelchair violating ADA

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LINDA SHELTON alleges her conviction for felony battery of an officer in 2007 (“bumping and officer with her wheelchair”), Cook County Court case 05 CR 12718, was wrongful, violating precedent and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and that the incident causing the conviction occurred while she was wrongfully jailed on a conviction for contempt which LINDA alleges occurred as follows:  Judge Pantle claimed illegally that stating the Court was illegally holding her for trial and arguing such was contempt, in a Medicaid Fraud case against LINDA, case number 04 CR 17571, where LINDA was eventually found NOT GUILTY by a jury. See proof of lack of jurisdiction and lack of contempt – endnote [1]. NOTE: this case law makes the contempt conviction wrongful: The U.S. Supreme Court has previously ruled that a vigorous defense is not a reason to hold a person in contempt: Sacher v United States, 343 U.S.1 (1952)

 

While illegal jailed for contempt, LINDA testified that she was attacked by Sgt. Salemi in retaliation for prevailing in a suit for injunction against the Sheriff, case number 04 CH 15787, four weeks prior to incident of alleged battery date of 5/16/05, that Salemi falsified his records and said she attacked him, and then Salemi committed perjury at trial in 05 CR 12718. LINDA sued Cook County Sheriff Sheehan in 04 CH 15787 because he under a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request failed to give her the ADA compliance plan for courthouses that the Sheriff was required to maintain. On winning this complaint for injunction, Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine, representing Sheriff Sheahan, was forced to admit that he did not have a compliance plan and had been in violation of federal law for more than a decade.

 

Sgt. Anthony Salemi, on May 16, 2005,while LINDA was severely dehydrated and weak, due to a dry hunger strike protest – for not allowing her to phone her father, DR. LORINCZ, and arrange for his care,  in a broken and hard to push wheelchair, sent away a female unit guard and entered LINDA’s cell alone (against CCDOC policy), [and in an act suggesting retaliation for the court case where four (4) weeks before this incident LINDA prevailed in a suit for injunction against Cook County Sheriff Sheahan for violation of the FOIA in regards to releasing information about the court’s ADA compliance plan –they didn’t want to release it because they were in violation of federal ADA law in not having a plan for courthouses- CCCC case # 04 CH 15787], stating “I’m going to make a case so you don’t get out.” Salemi then grabbed LINDA by the neck and attacked her, stumbling and skinning his mid-shin (a vertical superficial abrasion on both shins) because the wheelchair lurched backwards with the force of him lunging at her and grabbing her neck, causing him to slide downward against the wheelchair footrests.

 

Salemi then ripped the wheelchair out from under LINDA while he flipped her onto the floor and attacked her, injuring her as documented in trial transcript of stipulated testimony of a nurse causing huge contusions between and on the back of her thighs and contusions, due to posts for armrests which were missing and on her knee and toes which were caught in the wheelchair footrests.

 

This traumatized LINDA so much, thinking he would kill or rape her, that she developed post-traumatic-stress disorder (“PTSD”), which plagues her to this day, particularly because it rekindled flashbacks (severe frequent nightmares and daytime dreamlike states where she is briefly out of touch with reality) of LINDA’s brother assaulting and terrorizing her repeatedly, when she was 12 yrs. old.

 

Salemi then falsified his records and said while he was staring at LINDA, from a dead stop in the middle of the cell a few feet away from him, LINDA accelerated the wheelchair using her congenitally weak arms and the broken wheelchair, caught him “off guard”[really!!] and “bounced the wheelchair against him” – (inconsistent with his injury of a vertical superficial abrasion at middle of his shins – such an act would have caused a horizontal bruise from the wheelchair footrestsdespite the fact LINDA’s physicians (a cardiologist and neurologist), the only physician witnesses said this was impossible due to LINDA’s weakness and neurological disorder – partially paralyzed right side.

 

A Brady violation occurred as since the secure jail and its staff had possession of the broken wheelchair which they called a weapon and did not preserve it upon a timely request from LINDA, it was not available for trial to prove it was broken and could not be accelerated fast enough to injure Salemi. As it was in the jail, it was insincere for the State to claim they did not control it.

 

In incident report Salemi said LINDA was at the door and pushed her way out and then kicked him with her Right leg in the chest (despite the fact her right leg is impaired and partially paralyzed), but he testified that LINDA, after he entered her cell, raised both legs up and kicked him in the chest (again the neurologist testified this was physically impossible for LINDA to do from a wheelchair due to a long standing spinal cord injury (congenital and acquired).

 

Also, how could she bump him starting from a dead stop a few feet away with weak arms? He claimed no injury from this “kick”, but said he was thrown against the cell door, which her had testified three times was open, thus derailing his testimony and making it unbelievable.

 

SHELTON’S PHYSICIANS, DRS. BRILLER AND VERN, TESTIFIED THAT THIS WAS IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO HER WEAKNESS AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER, even without the wheelchair being broken (tread missing from right wheel so metal hitting floor tending to just make wheelchair wheel spin with no traction). THIS TESTIMONY WAS UNREBUTTED BY A PHYSICIAN – SO ACCORDING TO CASE LAW THE COURT WAS REQUIRED TO FIND SHELTON NOT-GUILTY AS COMPETENT MEDICAL EVIDENCE CANNOT BE IGNORED BY THE COURT OR REFUTED BY NONMEDICAL TESTIMONY. In Interest of Ashley K., 212 Ill.App.3d 849, 156 Ill.Dec.925, 571 N.E.2d 905, 930 (Ill. App. 1st Dist.. 1991) Obviously, the Illinois Appellate Court, therefore ignored the law in upholding the conviction, as the State provided no medical expert testimony refuting LINDA’s doctor’s testimony.

 

The Trial Court erroneously refused to allow defense counsel to ask questions about the incident report or present the incident report to the jury to impeach Salemi. Ineffective defense counsel failed to enter incident report as an offer of proof. Defense counsel failed to call to the witness stand key witnesses that could testify that the wheelchair was broken and LINDA was unable to move it with force, or that LINDA had several severe asthma attacks just prior to the incident or that the medical staff had illegally drugged LINDA against her will hours before the alleged incident rendering LINDA even weaker, more uncoordinated and somewhat confused and disinhibited, as well as failed to enter this information as an offer of proof. This was ineffective assistance of counsel and not mere trial strategy.

 

LINDA was illegally convicted of felony battery to an officer due to this perjury, insufficient assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, and judicial errors that did not allow LINDA to present all evidence and witnesses.

 

You can read LINDA’s appeal on line at: https://cookcountyjudges.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/appeal-brief-for-publication-6-10-09.doc . The evidence, Salemi’s incident report and ER report describing his injuries, which is inconsistent and contrary to his testimony, making his testimony or his incident report false or perjured, is attached (Exhibit ), and you can read the Illinois Appellate Court opinion proving that the Appellate Court made an outrageous, malicious, unlawful order affirming conviction based on false statements about contempt cases, which were not on the record and ignoring case law and facts presented by Shelton  on the record. You can read the opinion on line at:  https://cookcountyjudges.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/decision-affirmed-5-14-2010.pdf

 

[1] LINDA can now prove that Judge Pantle had no jurisdiction in the Medicaid Fraud case, for which she was found NOT GUILTY. After a FOIA request by LINDA in 2006 that was never answered by the State in violation of the FOIA and felony discovery rules, but was answered by the US-DHHS in May 2010, LINDA received proof from US-DHHS that the prosecutor, AG Madigan, did not have jurisdiction and therefore the court did not have jurisdiction.

 

These documents were received May 2010 regarding 2006 FOIA request for re-certification and funding application to US-DHHS from IL Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”). They were finally received due to executive order from President Obama that agencies must answer FOIA requests, which overturned President Bush’s previous order.

 

The proof is the MFCU application where the State in a sworn statement Illinois State Police Director on behalf of the State Police and IL Attorney General Staff assigned to the State Police in the MFCU, says that IL is one of six states where the State Attorney General has no authority or jurisdiction to prosecute Medicaid fraud and they claim they turn all such prosecution over to the US Attorney.

Yet the IL AG illegally violated what they swore to, thus fraudulently obtaining millions from US-DHHS for such prosecutions, and indicted LINDA in State court for Medicaid fraud and two other legitimate mental health providers in other medical/psychiatric group practices who also were whistle blowers with evidence against corrupt friends of Lisa Madigan. The documents proving all this are available for anyone to see – please contact LINDA. The convictions of the two other persons should therefore be overturned.

 

LINDA was a federal witness against Orlando Jones, Godson of Cook County Board Chairman, John Stroger Sr., who had appointed him to be CEO of the new Provident Hospital when it opened and LINDA was the senior pediatrician in a contract group hired by the County to open the pediatric department at Provident Hospital. Jones was indicted by the U.S. Attorney due to fraud and bribery, but committed suicide before trial. LINDA had witnessed these crimes. LINDA had presented this evidence to the FBI in Chicago and Special Agent Matt Kern had interviewed her at FBI headquarters in Chicago prior to indicting Orlando Jones. LINDA did  not have to testify against Jones, as he committed suicide, on the beach near Mayor Daley’s summer home.

 

 

U.S. Supreme Court approves elimination of right to petition for habeas corpus, right to have witnesses at trial, and other Constitutional rights in Cook County

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied my motion for rehearing of a petition for writ of mandamus against the Cook County Circuit Court, U.S. Supreme Court case number 11-10814, and Dishonorable Judge Peggy Chiampas. Therefore they have approved the following criminal acts done by Judge Chiampas which amount to violation of her oath of office and therefore acts of treason per  U.S. Supreme Court case law and gross misconduct of a judge, as well as criminal acts of corrupt Sheriff staff including Assistant Chief William J. Nolan. When the high court refuses to hear a case, this act therefore upholds the acts of the court below that made the rulings which the litigant is challenging in the high court.

There is no legal right to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court or even the Illinois Supreme Court. The courts changed this right to by permission only.  Even though the high court is the supervisor of all courts in the land, they are not required to do so.  Therefore, in order to limit their cases to no more than about 80 per year out of about 6,000 to 8,000 submitted they ignore many cases where laws and the constitution are violated by police, lower courts, and officials.

American justice is therefore a myth.

If, as in Illinois the appellate court is corrupt and controlled by the corrupt officials then anyone who criticizes judges, police, or public officials will be made to lose their case regardless of the law. Any lawyer who supports them will have a difficult time making a living in Cook County. In Cook County the courts including the IL Appellate Court and the Federal District Court and 7th Circuit Court’s Chief judges as well as many other judges, and also the state’s attorney, U.S. Attorney, FBI Chicago Director and the Sheriff are controlled by a cabal of corrupt Democratic and Republican officials. These officials include:

1)  the former Gov. of IL Jim Thompson who was also Director of the U.S. CIA oversight committee under Pres Bush I and a member of the 911 Commission under Pres Bush II, as well as the top corrupt official in the cabal;

2) IL Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke and her husband Chicago Alderman Burke – who requires that judicial candidates pay the machine $10,000 in order to guarantee their election by buying signs to post on property of state employees from the Sheriff’s and Secretary of State’s offices – thus forcing lawyers to contribute to the judges election campaign committee; forcing state, county and city employees in order to get promotions or keep supervisory positions or even keep a job to sell a certain number of fundraising tickets for election campaign committees; and ensuring that all contracts for government work include a bribe of 15 % of the amount the company earns into the campaign election committees for officials like Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and his daughter IL Atty Gen Lisa Madigan (who with two years in the peace corps and a few years as a State Senator certainly was NOT qualified to be the IL AG);

3)the Daley brothers – John a Cook County Board member who actually controls the County no matter who is the President of the Board, previously his brother Richard who was Mayor of Chicago, and their other brother who is Midwest Director of Chase Bank and that is why they now  have the State contracts for processing property tax checks.

The cabal is now preparing to have Lisa Madigan run for Governor vs. the Daley brother to run for  Gov. so they can keep tight reigns on the State as well as the county and the city.  All other (“inherited Lordships”) elected positions in the Cook County Board, the City Council and State Government are controlled by the cabal so that only a handful of people run the State behind the scenes.

The agencies are controlled through their assistant directors who have been in their positions through several administrations and know the ropes and are controlled behind the scenes by Jim Thompson, the Burkes, the Daleys and other top dogs. They used to control things by taking out opponents with mafia operated machine guns.  Now they take out opponents and whistle blowers with false criminal charges, defamation of character, and false allegations of mental illness.

The law firm of Vrdolyak and other mafia lawyers make sure everything is done right and none of these people can be directly tied to the corruption.  For example, I was told through intermediaries that “if I paid $10,000 to Madigan (through their election campaign committee) then I  could have a meeting with Michael Madigan and all my issues would be resolved.  “Business” is conducted behind closed doors. I am being destroyed because of these blogs, my constant criticism and complaints about corrupt government over the past 10 years and my refusal to pay the bribe.

The machine is sort of like the story “Robin Hood”, with Jim Thompson being the evil king, States Attorney Devine now Alvarez being the high cardinal executioner, Sheriff Sheahan now Dart (the one that arranged for Obama’s election) being the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and enforcer of the evilo dictates of the King, and everyone else being an inherited Lordship that cow tows to the King’s whim.  In Cook County no  one gets on the Democratic ballot without Burke’s approval and Burke arranges for fake Republicans to run in a token manner. There essentially is no Republican party in Cook  County any more.

Huge numbers of  public employees in the Sheriff’s Office, the Secretary of State’s  office and all state, county, and city offices are filled by relatives of elected and appointed officials.  If the relatives pay their due into political campaign committees (which are also used to launder money from illegal activities) then they will get a steady job with a huge pension.  That is partly why Illinois has  one of the worst economies in the country with the highest pension debt!  How Special! This system ensures a huge patronage army and is a system, along with the 15 % bribes required for government contracts that is called “pay-to-play”. Most government employees are expected to contribute 3% of their salary to election campaign committees. If you want to trace the corruption, you need to trace the family names of elected and appointed officials, the money trail through their campaign committees and the law firms, agencies, and phony foundations that donate to the campaign committees.

This is why we need term limits, transparency of all actions of the state, county, and city comptroller and treasurer, and public oversight, as well as appointed and not elected judges, appointed not by government officials but by committees of experts with term limits such as law school professors with foundation directors and randomly picked members of the public with at least a college education. I don’t believe our founding fathers understood how easy it would be to corrupt our government.

Please read about the following extensive felony criminal acts of Sheriff staff and judges against Dr. Linda Shelton in the following and here also as well as the criminal and unconstitutional acts of Dishonorable Judge Chiampas at the links in the end of this post:

1) Refusal for a court clerk to file or a presiding judge to hear a petition for writ of habeas corpus in a criminal case.  This is the highest right a citizen has in the United States and this now has been eliminated in Cook County. (The right is found in the “Suspension Clause” of the United States Constitution) and the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2008 case called Boumedience v. Bush ruled that even prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have the right to have a non-attorney file a next-friend petition for writ of habeas corpus to have examined by a senior judge if they are being held legally with probable cause.  Apparently they have these rights but I do not, nor does anyone who has been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Cook County!

2) Arrest of a defendant for getting sick in the courtroom. Refusal to write an order to force the Sheriff to allow an ill defendant to bring special food or drink into the courthouse or to be allowed to take necessary breaks during the trial, which are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

3) Denial of speedy trial right under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

4) Denial of right to compulsory process (Judge Chiampas refused to enforce my subpoenas for contact information from Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s office for her employees who were witnesses in my favor) under the Sixth Amendment.

5) Denial of right to call witnesses who can impeach the state witnesses, including Kent Law School Professor T. Coyne, who witnessed Judge McHale violated my civil rights and jail me for filing a next-friend habeas petition (a legal act allowed by statute), especially as I filed one in 2009 resulting in his appointment by Judge Biebel as an attorney for the defendant Maisha Hamilton, who also has been falsely arrested in order to cover-up the corruption she is a witness to in Cook County and Illinois government.  If you defame witnesses, they are useless against you!

Prof. Daniel T. Coyne also is a witness to the fact that a social worker (Robinson) at the jail called me and asked me to pick up the property of an inmate that was transferred (six bags).  I came but could only pick up three so I came back a few days later and the jail staff refused to give me the other bags and arrested me for insisting that they cannot keep them and steal them. I then asked Mr. Coyne to pick  up Maisha Hamilton’s other 3 bags of legal documents and he did. I then went and retrieved them from him.

Prof. Coyne, lied in the court today and told the judge that I didn’t ask him to pick up the bags or come get them from him.  He apparently is working with these corrupt judges to defame and destroy me.  Judge Chiampas then barred him as a witness and indicated she was barring all my witnesses.  None of them showed up – they are sheriff staff and court clerk staff and have ignored my subpoenas.  So the Sixth Amendment guarantee of right to call witnesses no longer exists in C[r]ook County for defendants that the judges want to destroy.

6) Denial of right to have an unbiased judge (Judges orders are void if they fail to transfer a motion for substitution of judge for cause [bais] to another judge). Judge Chiampas refused to do this for more than 5 months, then a corrupt junior Judge Edward S. Harmening denied this motion despite the above facts that cause Judge Chiampas to clearly be revealed as biased and violating the constitution against me.  He apparently had his marching orders. She then quashed my second motion for SOJ also and it has not been transferred to another judge.

7) Denial of right not to be arrested and tried without probable cause. The charges against me are not legally sufficient.  I am charged with trespass to real property which does not apply in a public building and the charge said I entered the Daley Center after being given notice by the owner or occupant not to enter.  Yet the documents say I refused to leave the Sheriff’s office public waiting area where I went to complain that a clerk stole my personal court file. Therefore, the charge is not legal. Judge Chiampas is holding me for trial without probable cause a violation of the constitutiuon.

The second charge is disorderly conduct and again the charge is legally insufficient stating tthat I refused to leave the building. For a charge of disorderly conduct to be legal you have to claim the person disturbed the public order and name people who were doing something that was disturbed. They name no one so the charge is not legal and must be dismissed.

You can read more details about this in my U.S. Supreme Court pleadings at the end of this post.

Therefore, law does not apply in Cook County. The Constitution does not apply in Cook County.  Judges are GOD in Cook County, can ignore law, make law, arrest you, convict you and jail you for doing legal things like asking for a supervisor at the Daley Center when a Sheriff staff member violates the law or complaining about harassment by corrupt officials or police. Police can arrest you without legal charges and get you jailed if they are mad that you are criticizing them or exposing their corrupt acts. Retaliation is encouraged.  You have no rights in court in Cook County.  Excessive bail is the norm so that the courts can rip off even innocent defendants. They keep 10 % of all bonds whether you are innocent or guilty no matter how large the bond, despite the fact it takes the same amount of work to process a $1 million bond (they keep $100,000 even if you are innocent) as it does a $100 bond (they keep $10).

The FBI, U.S. Attorney, State Police, Chicago Police, Chief Judge Timothy Evans, Presiding First Municipal District Judge E. Kenneth Wright Jr, Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court, Federal District Court, and now the U.S. Supreme Court condone the above.  Therefore we live in a totalitarian police state and we have no recourse. The First Amendment right to redress of grievances no longer exists.  U.S. Supreme Court rulings are toothless and the court refuses to enforce its orders or the Constitution.

This leaves us no choice but 1) suicide, 2) armed revolt (suicide by cop), 3) flee the country, or 4) kiss ass, shut up, do as your told and submit to the corruption while accepting crumbs. What will you choose when this happens to you?

I (Shelton) have appealed to the U.S. Attorney in Washington and several different divisions there, Congressment, Senators in Washington and Springfield, elite lawyers throughout the country, foundations including the ACLU, Constitution Society, etc., and hundreds of lawyers including the National Lawyer’s Guild to no avail.  Several told me that they were threatened that if they help me they won’t have a job.  Some told me the FBI has only 25 or so agents actually investigation government corruption throughout the country and they won’t prosecute any case unless the government can collect at least $20 million and there are no more than 3 offenders.  Top dogs suggest that to make changes requires the help of the press and change can only be done through the legislature or Congress.  Since the cabal controls Springfield, change requires federal intervention.  I don’t know how much the Obama administration is beholding to the cabal but I do know that when Pres. Obama was a Senator he sat next to Lisa Madigan on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  I believe to get real change we need several constitutional amendments including term limits and a rule that no more than a third of a body (house or senate) may include one profession such as lawyers.  Right now the fox is watching the hen house.

The following documents give the evidence that proves the above:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/97209985/U-S-Supreme-Court-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-against-the-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-and-Judge-Peggy-Chiampas

Appendix (Exhibits) being scanned into computer – will add later

First supplement to Petition  for Writ of Mandamus: http://www.scribd.com/doc/99850182/Supplement-to-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-to-U-S-Supreme-Court

Appendix (Exhibits) being scanned into computer – will add later

http://www.scribd.com/doc/102019943/United-States-Supreme-Court-Motion-for-Stay-of-Criminal-Court-Proceedings

Appendix (Exhibits) being scanned into computer – will add later

2nd Supplement and its appendix being scanned into computer – will add later

http://www.scribd.com/doc/106402283/United-States-Supreme-Court-3rd-Supplement-to-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-Against-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-and-Judge-Peggy-Chiampas

http://www.scribd.com/doc/106477344/United-States-Supreme-Court-3rd-Supplement-Appendix-to-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-against-Cook-County-and-Judge-Peggy-Chiampas

http://www.scribd.com/doc/111917145/U-S-Supreme-Court-Motion-to-Add-Two-Additional-Questions-to-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-10-2012

http://www.scribd.com/doc/111917983/U-S-Supreme-Court-Rule-44-Petition-for-Rehearing-10-2012

Appendix (Exhibits) to SCR 44 Petition for rehearing being scanned into computer – will add later

http://www.scribd.com/doc/111922293/U-S-Supreme-Court-Motion-to-Consolidate-several-cases-concerning-lawlessness-of-Cook-County-Courts-10-2012

Bribes paid to fix case and elect Judge James Riley to the Illinois Supreme Court

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This is a page from the Illinois Election Board web site showing the contributions made for the election of Judge James Riley as an Illinois Supreme Court Justice in the 2012 election.

It also reveals that attorneys Kerry Peck, Timothy Ritchey, Peter Coorlas, and Cameron DeGuerre of Peck Bloom LLC each contributed to the Committee to Elect Judge Riley.  This was a week before Judge Riley upon the motions of these two attorneys ignored forgery and fraud in my probate case concerning the estate of my late father and made an adverse ruling against me as a disabled person, illegally dismissing my trust challenge due to this forgery and fraud, and ordered that my entire inheritance of $250,000 and a house be forfeited to pay their fraudulent attorney fees.

They are representing my crazy sister Alice Dale. See my motion to the Illinois Appellate Court for a stay of court orders which was illegally denied. Read my motion for stay that gives proof of the forgery and fraud. They forged my father’s name on an amended will and trust on his deathbed and then they lied in court that I did not live with my father, take care of him for three years, and they also made the dispicable lie that I didn’t love him and extorted and abused him.

This is how Illinois Corruption works.  They steal estates of the disabled, elderly, and mentally ill in a systemic fashion, laughing all the way.  You should see how Judge Riley and attorneys Ritchey and Peck wink at each other and smile in court.  It makes me puke.  When is the FBI  going to arrest them?

Please write U.S. Attorney Eric Holder and ask him when they are  going to believe Dr. Linda Shelton and her fellow whistle blowers, and come and interview us and review the evidence we have.

In order to discover the bribery and corruption all you have to do is find out the names of the judge’s and lawyer’s associates, wives, children and relatives and the names of the litigants and then cross-reference them with the contributions made to elect judges and officials.  Most of the bribery is laundered through election campaign committees.

Money is also laundered through real estate transactions in other states where the properties are bought for ridiculously low amounts with case – for example the dozen or so  properties bought by IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan in Maricopa County Arizona for $1.  Then cash changes hands secretly.  The FBI could follow the bank deposits if they wanted to.

Then money is also laundered through phoney foundations such as Save-A-Life-Foundation where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan gave this foundation $50,000 out of the Illinois Attorney General’s budget (your tax dollars) and it was never accounted for, yet no charges have been brought against its CEO. Some of this is explained in this petition for writ of mandamus presently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. Attorney Eric Holder
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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

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Activists ask U.S. Supreme Court to appoint special master to review and correct lawlessness in Cook County Courts

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This motion to the United States Supreme Court requests that the high court consolidate the issue of lawlessness (denial of civil rights including right to petition for writ of habeas corpus, due process, compulsory process, trial by jury, right to counsel, speedy trial, substitution of judge for cause [bias] and ADA accommodations) in three cases before the court: 12-6561, 11-10814, and 11-10790. It exposes the pervasive and systemic ignorance, maliciousness, cover-up of corruption, and denial of civil rights by judges throughout the Circuit Court of Cook County.

The cases which the activists, Linda Lorincz Shelto, PhD, MD, and Mr. David Bambic are requesting to be consolidated over the issue of appointing a special master to investigate the Cook County Courts and institute systems of oversight of the judges and judicial education including civilian, non-court related oversight include the following three cases:

Motion to consolidate cases over issue of lawlessness in Cook County Courts exhibited by Judges: Michael McHale, Joseph Kazmierski, David Haracz, Peggy Chiampas, Jorge Alonso, Veronica Mathein, Kathleen Pantle, Marie Kuriakos Ciesil, Mary Margaret Brosnahan, Kenneth J. Wadas, Colleen A. Hyland, Noreen Daly, William D. Maddux, Timothy Evans, and E. Kenneth Wright Jr.

Original Petition for Writ of Mandamus for violating habeas corpus rights and holding persons for trial without probable cause.  Case No 12-6561

Exhibits for above: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.

Original Petition for Writ of Mandamus in United States Supreme Court due to Trial Court (Judge  Peggy Chiampas) ignoring due process and civil rights (speedy trial, compulsory process, ADA accommodations, substitution of judge for cause [bias]).  Case No 11-10814

Motion for rehearing of 11-10814 after dismissal without comment.

Motion to add two more questions for rehearing concerning refusal to allow petition for writ of habeas corpus to be filed and heard in 11-10814

Original Petition for Writ of Certiorari (appeal) to U.S. Supreme Court regarding lawlessness (violation of trial rights, compulsory process [discovery], refusal to follow Illinois Statutes, and use of hearsay for decisions) Case No 11-10790

Dr Shelton asks U.S. Supreme Court to appoint special master to remove corruption in Circuit Court of Cook County

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On this site and in their pleadings before the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court, Dr. Linda Shelton, Dr. Sheila Mannix, David Bambic, Milijana Vlastelica, Frank Epstein, Sandra Padron, Karyn Mehringer, Mic Gerhardt, Maisha Hamilton, Vernon Glass, Naomi Jennings, Annabel Melongo, Davy Cady and many others have shown that the Circuit Court of Cook County has allowed its judges to disregard constitutional rights such as due process, speedy trial, the right to petition for writ of habeas corpus, the right to receive notice and discovery before trial, the right to have enforced state laws as to trial and court procedure, and the right to confront witnesses against them and not have court decision made based on hearsay.

The extreme lawlessness that Shelton has documented on this site is now before the United States Supreme Court in three Petitions for Certiorari and for Mandamus and five more are in preparation. You can read them in the links at the end of this post.

In the pleadings that follow, David Bambic and Linda Shelton are asking the United States Supreme Court to review this extreme lawlessness that has caused wrongful decisions in their cases, but that also is so pervasive that hundreds if not thousands of divorce cases, orders of protection cases, criminal cases, probate cases, and child custody cases must be overturned or retried.

The state of anarchy in Cook County due to judicial ignorance, corruption, misconduct, arrogance, and maliciousness is so extreme, so harmful to children, families, the elderly, and innocent accused of crimes particularly whistle blowers who are being retaliated against, as documented in these three U.S. Supreme Court proceedings that Shelton has requested the U.S. Supreme Court to appoint a special master to review the policies and procedures of the Circuit Court of Cook County and to institute a judicial education and supervision program so that the right to petition for writ of habeas corpus, the right for a speedy trial, the right to compulsory process, the right to notice and discovery before trial, as well as other rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights including due process or following the statutes and rules of the state and the federal codes and rules are preserved and no longer violated pervasively.

Shelton now calls for Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle to fire Chief Judge Timothy Evans for failure to ensure that the judges in the Circuit Court of Cook County follow the Constitutions of the United States and Illinois and the laws of the State of Illinois and these United States.

We can no longer allow this pervasive, malignant lawlessness to run our courts in Cook County and be steered by the corrupt government officials and police officials that have been doing so.

U.S. Supreme Court Petition for Writ of Mandamust concerning refusal to hear petition for writ of habeas corpus and false arrest and conviction for filing a next-friend petition for writ of habeas corpus, as well as summary (no trial) conviction and sentence of 16 mo in jail for criminal contempt for filing the habeas petition as a non-attorney (the judge declared this illegal) despite the fact that Illinois law allows it: 735 ILCS 5/10 et seq.

The links to the Appendices for this petition (3 volumes)  is as follows:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/105036484/U-S-Supreme-Court-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-lawlessness-in-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-Appendix-Volume-1
http://www.scribd.com/doc/105037752/U-S-Supreme-Court-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-lawlessness-in-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-Appendix-Volume-2
http://www.scribd.com/doc/105042475/United-States-Supreme-Court-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-lawlessness-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-Appendix-Vol-3
 The supplement to this petition that was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court is as follows:
David Bambic’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari concerning a divorce case where he wrongfully, unconstitutionally, and unjustly lost custody of his children and falsely is accused of being dangerous to his children due to lies and hearsay from his drug addicted ex-wife, Catherine Wood, who was given custody, while the court is refusing to acknowledge that the Departmentof Children and Family Services invested the accusations against him by his ex-wife and determined them to be unfounded which proves the judge’s orders for custody and the divorce are illegal and void.

Grund & Leavitt, P.C., divorce attorneys with history of unethical conduct

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Attorneys who are prominent in divorce court in Cook County, David J. Grund, Marvin J. Leavitt, and Grund & Leavitt, P.C., lost their appeal of a case where they were found in contempt of court for representing a woman, after having a consultation with her husband to represent her.  This is a violation of Illinois Supreme Court Article VIII – Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.9 regarding conduct of attorneys in the case of conflict of interests.  They were also ordered to forfeit the $245,000 in fees they were charging the woman.

Beware of Gund & Leavitt, P.C. as attorneys in divorce cases, as they have already proven that money is more important to them than ethics and have been reprimanded by the court for their unethical conduct.

The following is part of the Illinois Appellate Court decision on the appeal by Gund & Leavitt, P.C. of their contempt conviction.:

Case Number 09-0683

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fourth Division.

In re The MARRIAGE OF David NEWTON, Petitioner–Appellee, and Hadley Newton, Respondent (David J. Grund, Marvin J. Leavitt, and Grund & Leavitt, P.C., Contemnors–Appellants

Nos. 1–09–0683, 1–09–0684, 1–09–0685.

June 30, 2011.

“Petitioner, David Newton, and respondent, Hadley Newton, were divorced pursuant to a judgment for dissolution of marriage entered on March 8, 2010. In the underlying divorce proceedings, David filed an emergency motion to disqualify Hadley’s attorney, Grund, and the law firm of Grund & Leavitt, pursuant to [Illinois Supreme Court Article VIII Rules of Professional Conduct] Rule 1.9 (Ill. S.Ct. Rs. of Prof. Conduct, R. 1.9 (eff. Aug. 1, 1990)), due to Grund’s former representation of David in the same proceeding. On August 9, 2007, the circuit court entered a preliminary injunction order prohibiting Grund and Leavitt from representing Hadley while the motion to disqualify was pending. Hadley filed her response to the motion to disqualify on July 27, 2007. A hearing was held on September 4, 2007. The court heard testimony by David, Grund, and Hadley. However, upon questioning of Grund regarding his conversation with David, David’s counsel objected based on attorney-client privilege. Although there was an offer of proof, the circuit court barred Grund’s testimony on the basis of the attorney-client privilege. David testified that he met alone with Grund in Grund’s office for between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. They discussed information and issues related to his marriage and impending divorce from Hadley, including issues regarding the children and his financial situation, and Grund took notes.

Hadley testified, upon questioning by Grund, that she learned that there was a conflict with Grund representing her because Grund himself told her there was a conflict when she came in to see him. However, he entered into a retainer agreement with her and represented her. The court found that Grund and Leavitt were disqualified from representing Hadley.

. . . .

“[Illinois Supreme Court Article XIII Rules of Professional Conduct] ]Rule 1.9. Conflict of Interest: Former Client

(a) A lawyer who has formerly represented a client in a matter shall not thereafter:

(1) represent another person in the same or a substantially related matter in which that person’s interests are materially adverse to the interests of the former client, unless the former client consents after disclosure; or

(2) use information relating to the representation to the disadvantage of the former client, unless:

(A) such use is permitted by Rule 1.6; or

(B) the information has become generally known.” Ill. Rs. of Prof’l Conduct, R. 1.9 (eff. Aug. 1, 1990).

. . . .

Although Grund and Leavitt argue that they should be entitled to fees incurred before they were disqualified by the court’s order, Grund violated Rule 1.9 at the moment he agreed to meet with Hadley knowing he had a conflict. Grund knew from the initial consultation with Hadley that there was a conflict of interest. The testimony by Hadley at trial was that Grund told her of the conflict. Notably, this testimony was unrebutted by Grund and Leavitt. As the court clearly stated, it is inexplicable that Hadley made it past screening and that Grund agreed to represent her. Grund was clearly prohibited by Rule 1.9 from entering into a retainer agreement with Hadley. As noted earlier in our analysis, “[a]n attorney/client relationship can be created at the initial interview between the prospective client and the attorney.” Nuccio v. Chicago Commodities, Inc., 257 Ill.App.3d 437, 440, 195 Ill.Dec. 670, 628 N.E.2d 1134 (1993) (citing Herbes v. Graham, 180 Ill.App.3d 692, 129 Ill.Dec. 480, 536 N.E.2d 164 (1989)). Therefore, Grund is barred from any earlier fees based on either ground we have discussed: (1) the retainer agreement was unenforceable under section 508(c)(3) of the Act; or (2) the retainer agreement was void ab initio as against public policy.

. . . .

Contempt of court can result from a party’s failure to comply with the terms of a court order. People v. Coupland, 387 Ill.App.3d 774, 777, 327 Ill.Dec. 120, 901 N.E.2d 448 (2008). Persons subject to the order of a court having jurisdiction must obey the order until it is reversed by a reviewing court or set aside or modified. Busey Bank v. Salyards, 304 Ill.App.3d 214, 217, 238 Ill.Dec. 197, 711 N.E.2d 10 (1999) (citing People v. Graves, 74 Ill.2d 279, 284–85, 24 Ill.Dec. 153, 384 N.E.2d 1311 (1979), quoting Faris v. Faris, 35 Ill.2d 305, 309, 220 N.E.2d 210 (1966)). “[E]xposing oneself ‘to a finding of contempt is an appropriate method of testing the validity of a court order.’ ” In re Marriage of Rosenbaum–Golden, 381 Ill.App.3d 65, 82, 319 Ill.Dec. 27, 884 N.E.2d 1272 (2008) (quoting In re Marriage of Beyer, 324 Ill.App.3d 305, 321, 257 Ill.Dec. 406, 753 N.E.2d 1032 (2001)). “ ‘[W]hether a party is guilty of contempt is a question of fact for the trial court, and * * * a reviewing court will not disturb the finding unless it is against the manifest weight of the evidence or the record reflects an abuse of discretion.’ ” Killion v. City of Centralia, 381 Ill.App.3d 711, 715, 319 Ill.Dec. 519, 885 N.E.2d 1199 (2008) (quoting In re Marriage of Logston, 103 Ill.2d 266, 286–87, 82 Ill.Dec. 633, 469 N.E.2d 167 (1984))

We note the well-established rule that where a “ ‘refusal to comply with a trial court’s order constitutes a good-faith effort to secure an interpretation of [an issue without direct precedent], it is appropriate to vacate a contempt citation on appeal.’ ” Mueller Industries, Inc. v. Berkman, 399 Ill.App.3d 456, 482, 340 Ill.Dec. 55, 927 N.E.2d 794 (2010) (quoting Cangelosi v. Capasso, 366 Ill.App.3d 225, 230, 303 Ill.Dec. 767, 851 N.E.2d 954 (2006)). However, under the facts of this case, we find that Grund and Leavitt’s refusal to comply with the circuit court’s order denying them fees did not constitute a good-faith effort to secure an interpretation without direct precedent. Rule 1.9 of the Rules of Professional Conduct is clear that representing clients with conflicts of interest is prohibited. Precedent is clear that fees for such prohibited representation are barred. It is unrebutted that Grund knew of the conflict before he agreed to represent Hadley and yet undertook to represent her anyway, thus paving his own road to the denial of fees. Therefore, the court’s adjudication of civil contempt was well founded and not against the manifest weight of the evidence or an abuse of discretion.

Further, we note that in this very case Grund had previously been found in direct civil contempt in an order dated June 30, 2008, in which the court found: “Grund’s verbal outbursts obstructed and embarrassed the court and constituted a direct defiance of a court order before a judge in open court and Grund is found to be in direct contempt of court. It is ordered that contemnor David Grund will pay to the Clerk of the Circuit Court a fine of $500.00 forthwith. Grund is remanded to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff and released upon payment of the fine. Mittimus stayed 48 hours—10:40 am 7/2/08” s/Judge Jordan.”

The fact that the order states that Grund and Leavitt were found in direct contempt “for their failure to obey the court’s disqualification order” indicates that the court was attempting to coerce compliance with its order denying Grund and Leavitt’s fees. The order stated that paying the fine would purge the contempt.

We note that our distinguished colleagues in the Fourth District take a different approach. In re Marriage of Samuel, 394 Ill.App.3d 398, 333 Ill.Dec. 750, 915 N.E.2d 821 (2009), is instructive. In In re Marriage of Samuel the circuit court entered a civil contempt order imposing a fine and ordering an apology. The appellate court found that the trial court’s imposition of a fine was a punishment for improper behavior. In re Marriage of Samuel, 394 Ill.App.3d at 402, 333 Ill.Dec. 750, 915 N.E.2d 821. However, the apology “implie[d] an admission of past conduct” and was “easily construed as a promise not to engage in similar behavior in the future,” and to that extent, it was coercive and permissible as a sanction for civil contempt. In re Marriage of Samuel, 394 Ill.App.3d at 402, 333 Ill.Dec. 750, 915 N.E.2d 821.

We find that the purging provision which would allow Grund and Leavitt an opportunity to purge the contempt by paying the $100 fine was well within the court’s discretion in the selection of a purging provision and was remarkably restrained, given the entire record of this case.”

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Chiampas suspends 6th Amendment right to compulsory process and speedy trial, violates Illinois Statutes for Substitution of Judge – in acts of treason

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Shelton has filed an United States Supreme Court Petition for Writ of Mandamus against Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas for ordering denial of compulsory process, denial of speedy trial, and violation of statutes for substitution of judge for cause.

Judge Chiampas even issued a warrant on a case that Shelton won a year ago and set bail for this misdemeanor of $25,000. She also arrested Shelton for going out into the hall when she was ill, violating the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, she issued two bails on one case and has issued excessive bails.  Judge Chiampas is not fit to be a judge as she has no understanding of basic constitutional rights.

Judge Chiampas is incompetent, narcissitic, rude, and dangerous to the public. She needs to be immediately removed from the bench and subjected to mental health evaluation. Presiding Judge Wright and Chief Judge Evans should be held accountable for allowing this nut case to remain on the bench. She is only concerned about railroading people through her court in a rush to judgment so she can clear the calender that has been loaded up with so many cases due to misconduct of other judges. The chief and presiding judges have placed her on this call to clear the calender and have paid no attention to her incompetence and misconduct. Her courtroom is nothing more than a Salem Witch trial. Please help get this nutcase off the bench.

Judge Peggy Chiampas is so ignorant of the law that she doesn’t  understand that she cannot strike a motion for substitution of judge for cause.  She had the gall to tell Shelton that she was considering allowing her to refile the motion. Shelton on June 13th, 2012, told Chiampas in court that she had not jurisdiction, that she lost it when Shelton had her courier file a Motion for SOJ Chiampas for Cause.  Shelton said she didn’t need her leave to refile it as Chiampas’ order to strike it was VOID ab initio according to higher court case law.  Chiampas then said she was granting leave to file. Shelton said she no longer recognized Chiampas as the judge on the case and every order she makes is VOID and without jurisdiction.

See Shelton’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus to U.S. Supreme Court here and her petitions for writ of habeas corpus here (will be scanned in shortly).

See Shelton’s 1st Supplement to Petition for Writ of Mandamus to U.S. Supreme Court here.

See Shelton’s Motion for Stay of Cook County Court Proceedings in 09 MC1 223774 pending U.S. Supreme Court rulings here.

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UPDATE:

Shelton made a motion for Substitution of Judge for Cause, because of Judge Chiampas history of lawlessness, and it was filed by a courier on May 29, 2012.  Judge Chiampas said it was stricken on May 29, 2012, a day Shelton did not come to court because Chiampas refused to transfer the case to the presiding judge and had ordered Shelton to come to court on May 29, 2012 and submit to a trial that day, but Chiampas had ordered that Shelton could not have witnesses (Chiampas had stricken motions to compel Clerk Brown and Sheriff Dart to produce evidence – names of witnesses. Both Brown and Dart are deliberately ignoring the subpoenas, which is a criminal act). On June 13, 2012 Shelton was in court, in custody after she had surrendered at the FBI buildling on June 8, 2012. Shelton had taken this extra time and not shown up in court so she could write a Petiton for Writ of mandamus to the US Supreme Court and file Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus to have these bogus cases dismissed and to order a fair trial – force the judge to be replaced and force compliance with subpoenas as well as force the court to follow speedy trial laws and the constitution  concerning compulsory process of witnesses and other laws.

The jail staff have purposely and maliciously in the past when Shelton was illegally incarcerated prevented her from having paper and pen and access to the courts, so that she had to make sure any motions were written before she surrendered.  These legal filings by Shelton apparently were noticed by Presiding Muncipal 1 Judge Wright who ordered that Judge Harmeling would hear the SOJ for Cause Motion, despite Judge Chiampas striking it.  Judge Chiampas on June 13, 2010 also ordered the states attorney to meet with Shelton who showed them that two of the case numbers were the same case and Clerk Brown had made one of her numerous clerical errors – so the state dropped one of the cases. Then Chiampas ordered Dart and Brown to have their lawyers in court on June 20 and ordered them on June 20th to comply with the subpoenas.  This is AFTER Judge Chiampas had stricken with prejudice (can’t be reinstated), on March 21, 2012, Shelton’s motion to compel Dart and Brown to comply with subpoenas. Chiampas must have read the US Supreme Court Motion which asked the court to compel Chiampas to follow the Bill of Rights and compel witnesses to comply with subpoenas.

On June 28, 2012 Shelton informed the court through an attorney that she could not appear to hear Judge Harmeling’s ruling on the Motion for SOJ Chiapas for cause that Shelton argued on June 20, 2012, because Shelton was ill and due to her multiple chronic illnesses and the extreme heat index, as well as a stomach flu with fever, she could not appear in court.  The next hearing was postponed until July 2, 2012 as a result.

Shelton, on June 13, 2012 told Judge Chiampas that it was illegal for her to strike the motion for Substitution of Judge for Cause.  Judge Chiampas said that presiding Judge Wright had ordered another Judge to hear the motion and that she was allowing the motion to be re-instated (she had no power to strike or re-instate as the only power she has after a motion for substitution of Judge is written and filed is to transfer the case to the presiding Judge).  Judge Harmeling was assigned to hear the motion and he appeared in court on June 20, 2012.

Judge Harmeling heard the Motion for SOJ for Cause against Judge Chiampas on July 2, 2012 and totally igored the higher court precedent on the topic that Shelton had written in her Motion for SOJ for Cause (see it here), as well as the law, fraudulently stating that Shelton was just angry at Judge Chiampas’ rulings and that was not a reason to substitute judge. He then denied the motion and transferred it back to Judge Chiampas. Judge Chiampas then ordered a status hearing on August 3, 2012 to check on whether discovery was complete from the subpoenas issued to Clerk Dorothy Brown and Sheriff Dart.

Shelton on July 2, 2012 filed several motions including a motion 2nd Motion for SOJ for cause

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