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Pervasive incompetence, corruption, & injustice in Cook County IL courts

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Linda Shelton

 

July 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Justice

Civil Rights Division, Disability Division, & Public Corruption Division

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Disability Rights – NYAV

Washington, D.C. 20530

 

REGARDING: Systemic violation of due process rights in Cook County Courts, including ADA rights, habeas rights, right to reasonable bail, right to compulsory process, right to present a defense, as well as abuse of disabled detainees by Judges and Cook County Sheriff Staff.

 

NOTE: Please refer to evidence on enclosed CDs

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

I am writing this in regards to numerous persons mentioned in this document, including myself,  as well as numerous unmentioned persons. The enclosed motions, petitions, complaints are just the tip of the iceberg. They include individual complaints as well as complaints concerning classes of litigants and defendants who are abused by the courts in Cook County and Illinois, not just me, but many others in our loosely associated group of citizens who are victims of court corruption (some of this evidence is not in this letter or attachments, but the people I name here have it – as well as many have already given info to the FBI or U.S. Attorney).

 

These issues include those who are victims of mortgage fraud, those falsely alleged to be unfit for trial and sent to secure mental health facilities without any due process whatsoever, those who are parents falsely alleged to be unfit to parent individually and forced to pay child support, without due process,  out of their Social Security Disability income, or those elderly adults who are improperly placed under guardianship so that they are removed from their homes and property and their property sold, without due process,  and someone else decides their property and care  issues to their detriment , excluding relatives who have done nothing wrongessentially court sanctioned theft of estates by often un-needed court appointed child representatives, counselors, and guardians. If the Bill of Rights means anything, you will carefully review the enclosed and interview everyone mentioned in this document.

 

Checking your internal FBI database you will see they have FALSELY defamed me using a history of false arrests and lies about my mental health to prevent FBI intake workers from taking me seriously. This is NOT a joke;  I am NOT mentally ill contrary to the rumors and false statements made by the Cook County Sheriff, improperly influencing the U.S. Marshals and federal judges– see attached psychiatry reports from top U.S. forensic psychiatrists;  this documentary evidence proves what I say and the CD contains medical and psychiatric records proving the rumors about me are FALSE. Do not believe the sensational hearsay you have about me that is being used to defame me and cover-up what I can prove – this defamation is meant to discredit me so you do not review these documents! – As well as meant to be retaliation against me complaining about conditions at the Cook County Jail and judicial corruption – see the many complaints I have already made to your office. You need to investigate and take down the corrupt officers, attorneys, and judges in Cook County, as well as severely reprimand certain U.S. Marshals as well as investigate several federal judges. This is much larger than simply “Greylord 2”.

 

As you know, since I worked for Orlando Jones (Cook County Board President Stroger Sr’s Godson and major actor in corruption, when our contract group opened Provident Hospital of Cook County, which the FBI raided and confiscated documents), before he committed suicide and therefore, you could not indict him, as well as due to the evidence I gave to AUSA Joan Laser regarding violation of civil and disability rights by Sheriff Staff, I am well informed about Cook County and Illinois government corruption. In addition, over the last many years I have discovered, through insiders in the Cook County Courts, the Court Clerk’s Office, and the Chicago Department of Health, about a lot more corruption.

 

I document, with evidence on enclosed CD and on enclosed documents, such extensive ignorance/ incompetence and/or corruption of judges,  officers, the Illinois Attorney General’s office, Cook County States Attorneys, and Public Defenders in the Cook County court system, of administrators and attorneys at Elgin Mental Health Center and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, as to make the court system in Illinois, particularly Cook County, either so full of patronage and corruption or a criminal enterprise that on a pervasive, institutionalized basis denies civil, constitutional, and statutory rights of litigants and defendants, in many cases for monetary gain or even just for prestige.

 

For example:

  1. The ADA is ignored and violated on a systemic basis by Cook County Court Chief Judge, Cook County Court judges, and the Cook County Court Disability Coordinator. The Court Disability accommodation system operates in violation of recommendations of Justice Stephens in his opinion in Lane v. Tennessee (2004). Several people have suffered exacerbation of medical problems and in one case a stroke, when the courts have ignored ADA accommodation requests.
  2. Excessive unconstitutional bail is set by Cook County judges for indigent persons, in violation of Illinois’s bail statute, 725 ILCS 5/110-1, et seq. (“the Statute”), which require courts to set a monetary bail for pretrial arrestees unless there is a meaningful inquiry into the person’s ability to pay and in amounts in excess of what the person is able to pay. Plaintiffs and the Plaintiff classes in Cook County Court class action case number 16CH13587complain that this practice violates their rights under the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the United States and Illinois Constitutions, U.S. Const., amend. XIV, Ill. Const.1970, art. I, § 2, and under the Excessive Bail and Sufficient Sureties Clauses of the United States and Illinois Constitutions respectively, U.S. Const., amend VIII, Ill. Const. 1970, art. I, § 9. Steps have begun to make bond court come into compliance-though not very effective. YET, States Attorney Foxx is refusing to review the excessive bail already set for those out on bail or even discuss the matter– despite her claims she has fixed this problem. See Motion to Reduce Bail attached.
  3. I clearly document de facto suspension of the right to petition for writ of habeas corpus in Cook County – a violation of the Suspension Clause and Illinois Statute, 735 ILCS Article X (see 9 habeas petitions that have never been heard, – even Chief Judge Evans is refusing to remedy this issue);
  4. I clearly document bribery of Judge Riley by attorneys, so as the control of a $2 million Illinois estate was stolen by a mentally ill person living in New Jersey and converted to attorney fees under the influence of a corrupt law firm in Illinois, Peck Bloom, LLC and their accomplices including attorney Aaron Gole (this appears to be a systemic problem as due process is denied in many cases I have heard about so that estates can be stolen by conversion to widely excessive and unnecessary attorney fees) see case 10 P 6117 and the evidence of huge payment to judicial campaign committees (10% of the total campaign contributions other than from the candidate loaning his campaign money) that appear to be bribes as the judge at the time he received them ignored testimony and proof of bribery, forgery, and fraud upon the court;
  5. I clearly document a policy of denial of the right to a jury in criminal cases involving fitness, thus loss of liberty without due process, as well as denial of the right to compulsory process, the right to an attorney, as well as the right for the litigant to testify (THIS IS SYSTEMIC AND INVOLVES MOST OF THOSE COMMITTED TO ILLINOIS STATE SECURE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES FOR A “FINDING” OF UNFITNESS FOR TRIAL – Illinois Statute and case law require that defendants, who ask for a jury, receive a jury trial that can only be waived by the defendant and not the defendant’s attorney – See on CD Memorandum of Law – Fitness for case law and statutes);
  6. I clearly document that the courts are denying discovery of critical evidence with statements by fiat that the evidence is not relevant to the case, essentially barring legitimate defenses at trial (see case 12 CR 22504 documentation, including federal habeas petition and exhibits on CD – NOTE: this federal judge denied a federal habeas petition stating the litigant did not exhaust state remedies, DESPITE THE FACT that the IL Supreme Court denied a habeas petition in the case);
  7. I clearly document the oppressive fees charged to pay court appointed attorneys, child representatives, and psychologic evaluations, in divorce cases, as well as the federal felony funding fraud by the Illinois Department of Family and Human Services, Child Support Division, who receive money to help receive evidence to calculate child support obligations, but refuse to do this important service.
  8. I clearly document that the corruption is so extreme that it can be said that probate cases, divorce cases, and some criminal cases are being heard without a due process trial – even though this is hard to believe (witnesses stricken, important pretrial motions such as to obtain a HIPAA protective order stricken, and thus evidence barred, litigants illegally sanctioned and not allowed to file motions and memoranda of law or offers of proof – so as to prevent them preserving the record, indigent persons denied preservation of the record for appeal as there are no court reporters provided in Cook County in civil cases – thus denial of access to appeals, as w ell as the Court Clerk losing parts of court files).

 

Unbelievable as it may seem:

  1. I have even been forced to have the sentencing phase of a wrongful contempt charge held in the lock-up visiting room in a courthouse, thus denying viewing by the public or even friends in violation of the Sixth Amendment right to a public trial– the judge eventually came to his senses and had the conviction and allegation “purged”, but ignored motion that purge was not appropriate term and it should be corrected to say stricken (Cook County Circuit Court case no. 11 MC1 6000086-01),
  2. I have been unconstitutionally, in violation of the Suspension Clause and U.S. Supreme Court holdings[1], in violation of many Illinois statutes, sentenced to 16 months for contempt without a trial, been denied statutory good time jail sentence credits, by a judge, without legal authority to do so, who should have recused himself for the contempt trial (on 3 cases, which legally were three charges in one case per 720 ILCS 5/3-3, with the fraudulent allegation by Judge McHale that I violated law [legal act] by filing  next-friend habeas petitions[2], Cook County cases nos. 10 HC 00006 & 10 HC 00007, as a NON-attorney and verbally defended my right to do so by telling the judge he was committing a criminal act (See FN 1 and transcripts on CD from 2010) – Cook County Case nos. ACC100083-01, ACC 100093-01, and  ACC 100094-01);
  3. I have been fraudulently declared unfit with the state psychiatrist testifying later I was never unfit (although this was later changed to fit) in sham “trials” without any due process of law and sent to a secure mental health facility, which was not the least restrictive situation as required by law, denying me bail for the purpose of the fitness hearing IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW, WITHOUT ANY testimony that I was unfit by any professional or person except the judge, denying my statutory right to be present for the fitness trial and to testify, and denied notice of the fitness trial. This was a PERVASIVE, GROSS VIOLATION OF STATUTE BY THE JUDGE, not even objected to by the State’s Attorney and Public Defender (thus they were both either so ignorant of law or so criminally malicious as to ignore their oath of office to uphold the law and report violations of it to the Judicial Inquiry Board and prosecuting federal authorities) – appointed over my objection again in violation of statute (See “Memorandum of Law – Fitness”, on CD, for case law and statutory authority supporting my statement & transcripts on CD),
  4. I have been denied accommodations for my disabilities including several judges refusing to hear motions for accommodations, refusing to read any medical documents I produce or discuss in detail my need for accommodations, and refusing to sign orders for accommodations in violation of the ADA, as well as refusing to sign orders for a HIPAA protective order, quashing my subpoenas involving the court disability coordinator, so as to prevent me from finding out the names of witness Sheriff Staff she informed about disability accommodations, also as required by federal HIPAA law, thus impeding my defense and in fact prohibiting my defense in violation of law. Read transcripts in 12 CR 22504 on CD – contact me and I will point out the sentences. (See Memoranda of Law – Right to Present a Defense, as well as the motion for HIPAA Protective Order and for Accommodations for Disabilities on CD, as well as court transcripts documenting court orders refusing to hear these motions or refusing to grant HIPAA protective order), and
  5. I have been repeatedly beaten , medically neglected by the guards, medical staff, and nutritional staff at the jail – DESPITE US Attorney’s 2007-8 investigations, findings, and agreements – including my pony tail grabbed and used to bang my head against a wall, my hands  handcuffed to a bench and not allowed to use the bathroom so that I would have to pee on the floor, my chin forcibly pushed  to my chest despite extensive cervical spine surgery that reconstructed my spine, a  knee placed on my chest during an  asthma attack, duct tape put on my mouth during an asthma attack, guards falsely told I have HIV and was a “spitter” so that a hood was put on me-despite difficulty breathing and claustrophobia, my asthma medication withheld, held down and kicked by guards with their boots leaving 4 X 6 “ bruising witnessed by my attorney – J. Nicolas Albukerk, and even transferred to an unlawful imprisonment without my medical records and the guards told to tell the prison that I was faking my medical problems so that when I had trouble breathing they put me on the psych unit and withheld very needed medication for cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, and PTSD disease, nearly 8 hours until the jail doctor contacted the prison and asked why they had not called him about severe unusual medical problems. I have notes about all of this so you can find the names of the guards – the worst were Charles Johnson, Ruby Jackson, and a small black female named Levi, and several un-named supervisors – Sgt. Hernandez told me in confidence that Sgt. Salemi (who committed perjury so I would be wrongfully convicted of felony battery for bumping an officer with my broken wheelchair), only attacks women, but he would not testify for me. Most of this was videotaped since 2008, as the senior supervisors at the Cook Co. Jail ordered that whenever I was moved I would be videotaped to protect them against frivolous suits – note that none of my suits were frivolous, despite District Court judge’s rulings that the cases were dismissed – most on technical details.

Due process is denied as a matter of policy and procedure in Cook County Courts and retaliation against complaints is the norm (no trial or sham trials with one party missing in divorce and probate cases, no hearing of habeas petitions in misdemeanor cases and some felony cases, no witnesses, no notice, evidence suppressed, no HIPAA protective orders, no written accommodations of disabilities by order, etc. – REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS WRITTEN ON PAPER, IN COURT WEB SITES, STATED IN NEWS SOURCES, OR STATED BY COURT REPRESENTATIVES OR JUDGES – LOOK AT WHAT THEY DO NOT WHAT THEY SAY!!)

I strongly encourage you to put together a task force who interviews other similarly situated persons and persons I have assisted as a pro bono paralegal named in this document– (follow the trail of money paid court appointees) including:

(1)DB (declared dangerous to his kids and denied unsupervised visitation based on the fact he was an ex-Marine and was therefore “dangerous” and on hearsay – denied a trial; wife CB is a drug addict and addiction counselor who steals drugs from her patients and from a disabled neighbor whose house she had a key for in case of emergency – he has an affidavit from the neighbor, which was included in his court pleadings – the judge refuses to address the addiction issue on the record), as well as ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT DESPITE SERIOUS INJURY AT WORK, causing him to have $0 INCOME FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD AND NO SAVINGS OR ASSETS,

(2) SM who unlawfully lost custody of her boys (her son finally took pictures of his father’s drug stash to blackmail him into letting him live with his mother, without informing the court – the court had illegally without good cause taken away her custody of her children in retaliation for her whistle blowing and advocacy activities against family court corruption),

(3) JG (the court took away his custody without good cause simply because he is ill with a repaired aortic dissection in violation of his ADA rights, denied a continuance when he became ill resulting in a stroke),

(4)KM (the court extorted huge sums of money from her to pay unnecessary fees from court appointed persons – see slide show presented to IL legislative committee on CD),

(5) SP (court illegally ordered large child support amount from Sandra “because she is a doctor” – despite the fact that she took a leave from her residency to raise the kids while her husband finished an anesthesiology residency – so she is not licensed and he is not just licensed as a physician, but is making a huge income she is now homeless; Sandra has evidence of mortgage fraud by her ex-husband and the court is refusing to consider it and no one is investigating it – court is actually covering it up; she lost custody of kids illegally because now rich ex-husband  was able to hire an attorney who snowed and manipulated the court) ,

(6) GB who lost custody of her kids to the really bad father (who helps runs Sexpo Conventions and encourages his daughters to prostitute – per rumor, he has lots of money that he used to obtain a lawyer to fix the case – her kids are seeing her on the sly because the courts won’t let her see them),

(7) CS, and so many others whose names and contact information these persons can give to you to pay outrageous court fees to court appointed unneeded counselors and child representatives ($400-$500 per hr. and sometimes for multiple attorneys at the same time – IL  Rep. Lou Lang told me to my face that he will never allow the state to pass a law limiting attorney fees although the state had limited death penalty defense fees to $150 per hr.) who totally disregard the best interest of the children, but do regard the best interest of their wallets in excessive fees and unnecessary prolonging of their services – assisted by donations to judges campaign funds so that their every wish is granted without regard to law. (See slide show on CD “M******* Presentation” – about Cottage Industry   corrupting family court and extorting money from families) [NOTE: that the IL House of Representatives is run dictatorially by the Speaker Madigan and a handful of his powerful lieutenants that prevent any bill from reaching the floor without his permission – subverting democracy.]

(8) Non-custodial parents are consistently ordered to pay more child support than allowed by federal law, especially if disabled and receiving social security disability (child support is illegally taken from their social security income or from the children’s college funds)(talk with Jeff Gertie and Bambic).

(9) With the prosecutor failing to explain why a significant portion of the video tapes were missing, Tiny (5 ft. tall with very tiny hands)  grandmother Robin Johnson (who is now very fat in prison due to depression and poor diet, consuming huge quantities of bread and cookies) was wrongfully convicted of wrestling a large gun from an officer (> 6 ft. tall and large), killing him and sentenced to life in prison (during a fugue-like epileptic seizure where the officer grabbed her neck and banged her head against a bus that the court refused to allow her to talk about or present her long-term treating physicians or medical evidence) who was very large and experienced, but HER HAND IS TOO SMALL TO HAVE HANDLED THE GUN, she has no understanding of the working of gun safety switches, and she has no experience or training in self-defense or aggressive physical attack methods that would have allowed her to grab a gun from an officer, remove the safety, and fire it so as to shoot him in the head, while her head was being bashed against a bus by the officer and then she was thrown to the ground by him as testimony verified, in the middle of a fugue like seizure which she had a very long history of suffering from – YOU REALLY NEED TO INVESTIGATE THIS ONE – there is no evidence she held a gun (mysteriously minutes of the videotape are missing) and the gun mysteriously disappeared & reappeared so fingerprints not examined !! –

this was another case of an INNOCENT BLACK PERSON being shot full of holes (Robin was wounded 22 times) by white officers, falsely defamed as an “angry person”, when she’s just an average but very poor nice grandmother – she had 22 bullet wounds (received as she was trying to protect herself by sliding under a car and holding her hands in front of her) and barely survived nearly having an arm amputated – by overzealous officers who likely killed their own officer (I personally examined her hand and asked her non-leading questions about guns – which  proved she is extremely naïve and inexperienced and have some experience in forensic pathology about these things as I rotated in forensic pathology as a graduate student for six  months  and in psychiatry as I was medical director of a psychiatry group practice, in addition to receiving training in psychiatry during my pediatric residency)!

 

Enclosed is a CD and documents containing a lot of evidence supporting the above statements pertaining to my cases and the case of David Bambic,

but this is only the tip of the iceberg.

I have not enclosed evidence concerning most of the other persons mentioned above. Many of them have provided to the Chicago FBI office evidence that appears to be ignored.

Please investigate this information thoroughly.

I am asking under the presentment clause for you

to present as much of this as possible to a grand jury for prosecution.

I believe the information I have sent you and the others I mention have sent you or could provide to you would make this case much bigger than Greylord and if investigated would make a big dent in correcting the corruption in Cook County, by forcing the judges, attorneys, and police to be better educated and supervised, as well as to FOLLOW THE LAW.

 

If you read my Internet blogs:

https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com

http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com,

http://prosechicago.wordpress.com,

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com,

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com

http://7thcircitcourts.wordpress.com

you will realize that I have no confidence in the FBI or U.S. Attorney in Chicago, who appears to be knowingly covering up the above. I am just writing this letter and sending you this evidence and these complaints to document that you have been fully informed. Should you surprise me and actually investigate, I thank you for your time. Eric Holder pledged to fight government corruption. He clearly has failed to do so. I, along with a dozen of my acquaintances, have been waiting for over eight years to discuss all this personally with high up officials in your office and we and our complaints have been ignored. THE FBI office in Chicago continually refuses to discuss the above with me in detail and refuses to accept my evidence – now several times when I went personally to their office to complain! I complained to the U.S. Marshal inspector general (or similar unit) and was ignored, never receiving a report despite FOIA requests. Why has the Chicago FBI decided to refuse to accept evidence or complaints of federal crimes and misconduct for federal Marshals?            

 

Sincerely,

Linda Shelton

PLEASE contact me directly at picepil@aol.com if you want copies of evidence

Attachment: CDs containing evidence and Numerous documents

[1] A person, including a non-attorney, may file an habeas petition on “behalf of another”. 735 ILCS 5/10-103, U.S. ex rel. Toth v. Quarles, 350 U.S. 11, 76 S.Ct 1 (1955) and Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723, 128 S.Ct 2229 (2008)

A judge may not order denial of statutory good time jail credits. Jurisdiction for removing Good Time Jail Allowance (credits) lies with the Department of Corrections – or persons appointed by the county sheriff and NOT the court or judge, 730 ILCS 130, People v. Russel, 237 Ill.Epp.3d 310 (1992); People v. Prater, 158 Ill.App.3d 330 (1987); Kaeding v. Collins, 281 Ill.App.3d 919 (1996).

It is forbidden to sentence for more than one count of contempt representing same motive or state of mind during one trial or case.  Illinois sentencing statutes require concurrent sentences for the same conduct or acts occurring during the same state of mind in the course of one act or one series of acts – 720 ILCS 5/3-3. You may NOT order separate contempt cases and sentences for each repeated similar act during one trial even on different days or if one hearing is continued over several days. People v Brown, 235 Ill.App.3d 945 (1992)

Sentences exceeding 6 months individually or aggregate for contempt require a jury trial as a constitutional right. You may not sentence a person for contempt several times in one trial and then make the sentences concurrent for more than six months without a trial. A contempt sentence more than six months requires a jury trial. Bloom v. Illinois, 391 U.S. 194 (1968); Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968); The Court held that in a contempt case it required a jury trial when the trial judge awaits the conclusion of the proceeding and then imposes separate sentences in which the total aggregated more than six months. Codispoti v. Pennsylvania, 418 U.S. 506 (1974); It was held that when the punishment in a criminal contempt case in federal court is more than the sentence for a petty offense, the Court drew the traditional line at six months, a defendant is entitled to trial by jury. Cheff v. Schnackenberg, 384 U.S. 373 (1966)

A jury trial is a constitutional right if contempt sentence is summarily imposed on a day other than the day in which the contemptuous act occurred, In re Marriage Betts, 200 Ill.App.3d 26 (1990); Winning Moves,Inc., v. Hi! Baby, Inc. 238 Ill.App.3d 834 (1992); Kaeding v. Collins, 281 Ill.App.3d 919 (1996)

Defending a contempt charge by vigorously quoting law is not contemptuously insulting the court, “[T]his Court, if its aid be needed, will unhesitatingly protect counsel in fearless, vigorous and effective performance of every duty pertaining to the office of the advocate on behalf of any person whatsoever.” Sacher v United States, 343 U.S.1 (1952); People v. Siegel, 68 Ill.Dec.118; People v. Powell, 187 Ill.Dec. 774; United States v. Oberhellmann, 946 F.2d 50,

When a judge is embroiled in controversy with litigant he must recuse himself for a contempt trial and be replaced by another judge. Mayberry v. Pennsylvania, 400 U.S. 455 (1971); Kaeding v. Collins, 281 Ill.App.3d 919 (1996), See also Johnson v. Mississippi, 403 U.S. 212 (1971); Holt v. Virginia, 381 U.S. 131 (1965). [Even in the absence of a personal attack on a judge that would tend to impair his detachment, the judge may still be required to excuse himself and turn a citation for contempt over to another judge if the response to the alleged misconduct in his courtroom partakes of the character of ”marked personal feelings” being abraded on both sides, so that it is likely the judge has felt a ”sting” sufficient to impair his objectivity. Taylor v. Hayes, 418 U.S. 488 (1974).]; Offutt v. United States, 348 U.S. 11 (1954) [In a situation in which the record revealed that the contumacious conduct was the product of both lack of self-restraint on the part of the contemnor and a reaction to the excessive zeal and personal animosity of the trial judge, the majority felt that any contempt trial must be held before another judge.]; A judge called upon to act in a case of contempt by personal attack upon him, may, without flinching from his duty, properly ask that one of his fellow judges take his place.Cornish v. United States, 299 F. 283, 285 and Toledo Newspaper Co. v. United States, 237 F. 986, 988;

[2] The petitions were on behalf of Annabel Melongo who at the time was at the beginning of being jailed for two years on an eavesdropping case, later declared unconstitutional, Cook County Circuit Court no. 10 CR 8092, and remote computer tampering – false allegation by criminal CEO of Save-a-Life Foundation, Carol Spirrizzi,   after Melongo was fired from this company, Circuit Court  of Cook County case no. 08 CR 10502-01, which Ms. Melongo won, and which had been fraudulently brought against her to cover-up the criminal acts of funding fraud by Save-a-Life Foundation and several politicians who failed to use due diligence in donating public funds to this phony foundation, suggesting money laundering, including Lisa Madigan, Arne Duncan, Jan Shankowski (sp?) and many others, which has been exposed extensively in the news by Emmy award winning reporter, Chuck Goudie, and on the Internet. It is shocking that the U.S. Attorney has not yet indicted Ms. Spirrizzi. FBI Special Agent Depooter testified at Melongo’s eavesdropping trial, which ended in a hung jury, prior to the case being called unconstitutional and dismissed, that Melongo did present some evidence about SALF to the FBI.

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Complaint for mandamus and/or federal civil rights injunction regarding pervasive, extensive violations of civil rights in Cook County courts – Judge Cannon and others

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This complaint was filed in August 2017.

It regards an unconstitutional felony charge of aggravated battery of an officer against a disabled activist who was in a PTSD flashback induced by courtroom deputies because she allegedly “touched an officer’s ear.” Altho indigent bail was set at unconstitutional $300,000.

Come to next court date 04/18/ 2018 room 502 2600 S California, Chicago IL at 10 am 4 pre-trial hearing battery case on Motion to substitute Judge Cannon.

The fact that Judge Cannon has been assigned on the Laquan McDonald murder case against police officers in Chicago has been the impetence for me to post this early before it is actually filed. The public MUST BE INFORMED!

Full nearly 100 page 30 count complaint can be found here.

This complaint documents why Judge Dianne Gordon Cannon should be removed as a judge due to mental incapacity and incompetence. This is why she should NOT be the judge for the officers charged with aiding and abetting the murder of Laquan McDonald! Read the full complaint for all the details. I will be happy to forward to anyone interested in the details all of the exhibits and transcripts.

Plaintiff, Linda Shelton respectfully complains for writ of mandamus regarding the following pervasive and extensive unconstitutional acts, over a four and one half year period, which preclude or precluded fair pre-trial hearings and trial in case no. 12-CR-22504, including:

  1. Defendant Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Brown’s refusal to give a civil habeas number, properly file, and schedule for hearing petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Exhibits AA-C) and/or in the alternative U.S. Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §1983 (“§1983”)Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, regarding her and from her non-compliance with U.S. Constitution and its Amendments and Illinois Constitution’s Suspension, Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses as represented by her non-compliance with the Circuit Court of Cook County Rule 15.2 – Habeas Corpus (“R15.2”) and the Illinois Clerks of Courts Act, 705 ILCS 105/0.01 et seq. (“COCA”);
  2. Defendant Cook County Criminal Division Presiding (Chief Supervisory) Judges Biebel’s, Martin’s, and Porter’s refusal to hear with due process previously filed into criminal file Habeas Petitions, one heard, by Defendant Judge Porter, without due process and two ignored Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus in case 12-CR-22504 (Exhibits A-C), and/or in the alternative §1983 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief respectively regarding their and from their non-compliance with (i) the United States Constitution and its IV, V, VI, VIII and XIV Amendments’ Suspension and Probable Cause, Due Process, Compulsory Process, Speedy Trial, Assistance of Counsel and Reasonable Bail Clauses (including Liberty and equal protection rights), (ii) the Illinois Constitution’s Article One, §§ 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (Liberty, Due Process, Probable Cause, Indictment, Compulsory Process, Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Bail, and Habeas Clauses), (iii) the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12131 et seq., and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act(“RA”), 29 U.S.C. § 794, disability discrimination 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.160(a)(1), (b)(1)Codes, (iv) the Illinois Habeas Statutes, 735 ILCS §5/10-101 et seq.(“ILHab”), (v) the Illinois Bail Statutes (“ILBail”), 725 ILCS 5/110-1, et seq., (vi) the Illinois Fitness Statutes (“ILFit statute”), 720 ILCS 5/104-1 et seq., and (vii) precedent from higher courts as described herein in the following;
  3. Defendant Judge Evan’s refusal to follow U.S. Supreme Court ADA recommended guidelines and U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and Statutory habeas rights and usual standards for administrators and supervisors in training and supervising judges and writing court rules and directives pertaining to habeas rights and/or in the alternative §1983 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief from by (i) his non-compliance with standards related to the administrative judge’s role in granting ADA accommodations and (ii) his non-compliance with standards related to his role in defining court rules, as well as educational and supervisory role in training and supervising judges for compliance with the United States Constitution, its Suspension Clause, and its Amendments’ Probable Cause, Due Process, Compulsory Process, Speedy Trial, Assistance of Counsel and Reasonable Bail Clauses (including Liberty and equal protection rights), the Illinois Constitution’s Liberty, Due Process, Probable Cause, Indictment, Compulsory Process, Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Bail, and Habeas Clauses, the ADA and RA , the ILHab, the ILFit, and the ILBail Statutes, and precedent from higher courts, as described herein;
  4. Refusal of named Defendant Public Defenders (“PD”), Abishi C. Cunningham and Amy Campanelli to follow standard of care of effectiveness and their oath of office in Shelton’s defense and refusal to properly train and supervise the APDs to follow the laws described herein, and/or in the alternative §1983 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, from their refusal to train and supervise their staff to comply with (i) the United States Constitution and its Amendments’ Suspension, Probable Cause, Due Process, Compulsory Process, Speedy Trial, Assistance of Counsel and Reasonable Bail Clauses (including Liberty and equal protection rights), (ii) the Illinois Constitution’s Liberty, Due Process, Probable Cause, Indictment, Compulsory Process, Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Bail, and Habeas Clauses, (iii) ADA and RA, (iv) ILHab Statutes, (v) ILFit Statutes, and (vi) ILBail Statutes, and (vii) precedent from higher courts, as described herein;
  5. Refusal of named Defendant Assistant Public Defenders (“APD”), Debra Smith, David Gunn, Dawn Sheikh, Erica Soderdahl, Tiana Blakely, Debra E. Gassman, and Richard Paull to follow standard of care of effectiveness and their oath of office in Shelton’s defense, and/or in the alternative §1983 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, from their non-compliance, during Shelton’s representation with (i) the United States Constitution and its Amendments’ Suspension, Probable Cause, Due Process, Compulsory Process, Speedy Trial, Assistance of Counsel and Reasonable Bail Clauses (including Liberty and equal protection rights), (ii) the Illinois Constitution’s Liberty, Due Process, Probable Cause, Indictment, Compulsory Process, Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Bail, and Habeas Clauses, (iii) ADA and RA, (iv) ILHab Statutes, (v) ILFit Statutes, and (vi) ILBail Statutes, and (vii) precedent from higher courts, as described herein;
  6. Refusal of named Defendant State’s Attorneys (“SA”), Anita Alvarez and Kim Foxx, to follow standards of fairness and ILSC Rule 3.8(a),(b), and (c) (Attorney Rules of Conduct) requiring them to seek justice, obtain indictment only if probable cause is present, and disclose exculpatory evidence, and their oath of office and refusal to properly train and supervise the ASAs regarding the laws as described below and/or in the alternative §1983 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, from their refusal to train and supervise their staff to comply with (i) the United States Constitution and its Amendments’ Suspension, Probable Cause, Due Process, Compulsory Process, Speedy Trial, Assistance of Counsel and Reasonable Bail Clauses (including Liberty and equal protection rights), (ii) the Illinois Constitution’s Liberty, Due Process, Probable Cause, Indictment, Compulsory Process, Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Bail, and Habeas Clauses, (iii) ADA and RA, (iv) ILHab Statutes, (v) ILFit Statutes, and (vi) ILBail Statutes, and (vii) precedent from higher courts, as described herein; and
  7. Refusal of named Defendant Assistant State’s Attorneys (“ASA”), Erin Antonietti, James Comroe, Jennifer M Hamelly, Joseph Hodal, John Maher, James V Murphy Iii, Mariano Reyna, Sylvie Manaster, Frank Lamas, Jobll Zahr, and Lorraine Murphy, to follow standards of fairness and ILSC Rule 3.8(a),(b), and (c) (Attorney Rules of Conduct) requiring them to seek justice, obtain indictment only if probable cause is present, and disclose exculpatory evidence, and their oath of office and/or in the alternative 1983 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, from their non-compliance with (i) the United States Constitution and its Amendments’ Suspension, Probable Cause, Due Process, Compulsory Process, Speedy Trial, Assistance of Counsel and Reasonable Bail Clauses (including Liberty and equal protection rights), (ii) the Illinois Constitution’s Liberty, Due Process, Probable Cause, Indictment, Compulsory Process, Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Bail, and Habeas Clauses, (iii) ADA and RA, (iv) ILHab Statutes, (v) ILFit Statutes, and (vi) ILBail Statutes, and (vii) precedent from higher courts as described herein; and
  8. Refusal of named Defendant Judges Israel Desierto, Diane Gordon Cannon, Erica L. Reddick, Sheila McGinnis, and Dennis J. Porter, to follow their oath of offices’ requirement to follow the law as described herein and/or in the alternative §1983 complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief from their non-compliance with (i) the United States Constitution and its Amendments’ Suspension, Probable Cause, Due Process, Compulsory Process, Speedy Trial, Assistance of Counsel and Reasonable Bail Clauses (including Liberty and equal protection rights), (ii) the Illinois Constitution’s Liberty, Due Process, Probable Cause, Indictment, Compulsory Process, Assistance of Counsel, Speedy Trial, Bail, and Habeas Clauses, (iii) ADA and RA, (iv) ILHab Statutes, (v) ILFit Statutes, and (vi) ILBail Statutes, and (vii) precedent from higher courts, as described herein.

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.

IL courts, Lisa Madigan & State Police officials caught in scheme defrauding federal government of millions

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UPDATE 10-15-14  The IL eavesdropping statute was declared unconstitutional and charges then  had to be dropped against Melongo. Melongo was also found not guilty of the computer tampering charges.

LISA MADIGAN HAS DONE NOTHING ABOUT INVESTIGATING THE CORRUPTION IN THE COURTS WHERE UNNECESSARY COURT APPOINTED EVALUATORS AND CHILD REPS ARE GRANTED HUGE HOURLY FEES OF >$300/HR, RAPING FAMILY ESTATES INCLUDING CHILDREN’S COLLEGE FUNDS, ELDERLY PERSONS’ ESTATES ARE ROBBED BY COURT APPOINTED GUARDIANS,  “NO BAIL” IS ROUTINELY AND UNCONSTITUTIONALLY ORDERED IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION FOR MINOR CRIMES AND DEFENDANTS ARE DECLARED UNFIT WITHOUT DUE PROCESS (IN ADDITION WASTING GOVERNMENT FUNDS COMMITTING NONVIOLENT ALLEGED OFFENDERS TO A SECURE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY WITHOUT BASIS), THE CORRUPTION OF SAVE-A-LIFE FOUNDATION THAT HAS ILLEGALLY OBTAINED MONEY THROUGH FRAUD FROM THE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE AND CLEARLY WAS USING FRAUD TO OBTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF PUBLIC FUNDS. LISA MADIGAN COVERS UP GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION INSTEAD OF INVESTIGATING IT OR REFERRING IT TO THE U.S. ATTORNEY. READ THE DETAILS ABOUT THE EXTENSIVE CORRUPTION OF THE COURTS IN ILLINOIS HERE AND THROUGHOUT THIS BLOG.

I am calling for an investigation by the Department of Justice of the illegal acts, done willingly and knowingly by the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court judges as well as the Circuit Court of Cook County judges described as follows, which violate the Constitution, the law, and holdings of the United States Supreme Court.  In addition the Illinois Attorney General and Director of the Illinois State Police were involved in this scheme to discredit whistle blowers against government corruption.

Clearly, when a judge purposely violates law (statutes, U.S. Supreme Court rulings, constitution) he is violating his oath of office and according to the U.S. Supreme Court in Cooper v. Aaron (1958) “waring on the constitution.” This causes his orders to be null and void as a judge has no jurisdiction to make up law, invalidate law without declaring it unconstitutional, or overturn U.S. Supreme Court holdings. To do so willingly is an act of treason per U.S. Chief Justice Marshall in Cohens v. Virginia(1921) [“We have no more right to decline the exercise of jurisdiction which is given, than to usurp that which is not given. The one or the other would be treason to the constitution.”] An order without jurisdiction is void, a nullity and must be disregarded, United States v. United Mine Workers of America, 330 U.S. 258 (1947).

DETAILS OF CORRUPT ACTS, MANY OF WHICH ARE ACTS OF FELONY FEDERAL TREASON, BY COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES

MCHALE, KAZMIERSKI, BROSNAHAN, WADAS, PORTER, AND BEIBEL – WHICH HAVE DE FACTO SUSPENDED THE RIGHT TO PETITION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS IN ILLINOIS – A VIOLATION OF THE HIGHEST RIGHT THAT THE CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES UNITED STATES CITIZENS

 

Written on April 25, 2011 by Dr Linda Lorincz Shelton:

We have a Judicial Crisis in Cook County because the level of judicial ignorance, incompetence, and blatant disregard for basic constitutional rights including due process is so extreme that one can only say that our courts in Cook County are in a state of lawlessness, where they are destructive of American Ideals and Constitutional rights.

I’m going to relate to you right now the details of a group of cases that illustrate this fact, but remember this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Legal scholars say our highest Constitutional right is the right to petition for a writ of habeas corpus, Suspension Clause found in Article I Section 9 of United States Constitution preventing suspension of this right except in time of war.

Habeas corpus is where you ask a judge to review the reason for your incarceration. The constitution guarantees in the Bill of Rights that you will not be incarcerated without probable cause. If you are despite other safeguards, then the last remedy you have if all others fail is to file for a writ of habeas corpus and schedule a hearing before the presiding criminal court judge. Cook County Circuit Court Rule 15.2 requires that the  presiding criminal court judge must hear any habeas petitions. Our local Cook County Circuit Court rules and the Illinois Habeas Statute combined mandate that when a non-attorney next-friend of the illegally held person files a habeas petition that the presiding criminal court judge must bring the defendant to court and appoint them a lawyer for the habeas  proceedings.

The right to file a petition for writ of habeas corpus has been illegally suspended in Illinois.  I was jailed last year illegally for six (6) months for exercising this Constitutional right on behalf of another person who is being held illegally, now for a year, in Cook County Jail, without probable.

Here is a summary of the two cases against Annabel Melongo, the person being held allegedly without probable cause, and the criminal contempt cases against me for filing a next-friend habeas petition, that demonstrate outrageous judicial and prosecutorial misconduct. Melongo has a web site with documents and lots of details: http://illinoiscorruption.net .

Annabel Melongo is a Cameroonian citizen, and resident of the United States, who is an computer expert. She took a job with a foundation called Save-A-Life  Foundation to manage their computers. Melongo noticed during her work on their computers that SALF applications to the federal government for millions in grants contained fraudulent information. She turned this over to FBI Agent Depooter as a report of fraud upon the government.

At the same time, this foundation was in the middle of being investigated by Chuck Goudie, an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter. In Goudie’s television exposés he interviewed CPS CEO Arne Duncan, who confirmed to Goudie that SALF received $50,000 from the CPS per year but no services training school children in CPR were actually ever provided to the CPS. In total, Goudie documented that SALF obtained greater than $ 8 million from Homeland security, the Illinois Attorney General’s office, and other agencies, but has not provided documentation that this money was actually used to train children and first responders in CPR.

Goudie interviewed the SALF CEO Spizzirri to ask her to provide documentation as to how SALF actually used the grants for CPR training. SALF CEO Spizzirri  literally stopped the interview and ran off.  To this day SALF has not accounted for millions from the federal and state government in grants to train children and other “first responders” in CPR.

Around the time Goudie was interviewing CEO Spizzirri, Spizzirri fired Melongo and went to the police claiming all SALF financial records were accessed by remote computer and erased. She accused Melongo of doing this. Melongo was then indicted for remote computer tampering and the indictment said the SALF financial records were permanently erased, through a criminal act of remote computer tampering by Melongo. How convenient to divert attention from Spizzirri’s inability to account for how she used government grant money, instead to Melongo for alleged computer tampering.

Melongo’s attorney filed a Motion to Dismiss the charges claiming that Schiller Park Det. Martin committed fraud and perjury before the grand jury in obtaining the indictment.  Martin testified to the grand jury that Melongo had remotely changed the passwords to the SALF computers and initiated a cascade that deleted the computer financial files.

This was contrary to Det. Martin’s police reports where he verified that a SALF employee had changed the computer passwords AFTER Melongo left, that the computers were disconnected from the servers so that their connection with the Internet was severed, and that the data was never lost, just was temporarily inaccessible. Det. Martin wrote in his reports that a SALF employee changed the passwords, not Melongo, and in so doing accidentally disabled the computers.

Det Martin also testified that an IL Attorney General’s office computer crime expert assisted the states attorney and in her written report stated Comcast computer IP address was used by Melongo to access the SALF computers, but Martin withheld the fact that Comcast had no record of Melongo being a customer, because she used SBC computer services.

Albukerk alleged that Det. Martin committed perjury and fraud in obtaining the indictment, that the indictment was therefore invalid, and that the case should be dismissed. He presented this motion to the court and Judge Brosnahan summarily denied it without an evidentiary hearing.

So the Illinois Attorney General’s office and the State’s Attorney of Cook County has absolute proof that Melongo never engaged in this alleged computer tampering and that no computer tampering crime was ever committed. Yet they still refuse to dismiss the charges and Melongo has remained in jail awaiting trial for the past year on a $300,000 bail, reduced from $500,000.

Judge Brosnahan set this extremely high and excessive bail on Melongo who has no criminal history because the State’s Attorney insisted that she was a flight risk because she held dual citizenship in Haiti and Cameroon. I have found no law that states that a person is a flight risk because they are a dual citizen. This bail alone was outrageous judicial mis-conduct.

Spizzirri to this day has never released the financial data to Goudie or the public and there has been no public comment by the FBI about SALF or Carol Spizzirri.

I was an acquaintance of Melongo, so like I did for another person who was being held without probable cause in 2009, I filed a next-friend petition for writ of habeas corpus with the Cook County Circuit Court Presiding Criminal Court Judge Biebel.

In 2009 I filed a habeas petition on behalf of this other person utilizing the Illinois Habeas Statute, 735 ILCS Article 10. Presiding Judge Biebel granted it by ordering the defendant brought into court and assigning her an attorney for the habeas petition, as required by Cook County Circuit Court Rule 15.2 – which resulted in the defendant’s later release from jail.

Last April and May, when I filed a next friend habeas petition on behalf of Melongo, Biebel was not available so the Court Clerk sent me to Judge Kazmierski who assigned the case to Judge Brosnahan.

In Illinois the IL Habeas Statute, 735 ILCS 5/10-103, says that a non-attorney can file a petition for writ of habeas corpus “on behalf of another.”

Judge Brosnahan refused to hear the habeas petition saying that non-attorneys can never file any pleadings on behalf of another. Then I went to Judge Kazmierski and he said the same thing. Then I tried again a few days later and a different judge, Judge Wadas, was filling in for Judge Biebel. He said the same thing and refused to hear the habeas petition!

All these judges therefore violated CLEAR Illinois Statutes and Constitutional rights. This is judicial misconduct! The statute even says that if a judge refuses to hear a habeas petition he can be fined $1000 which must be paid to the defendant.

Then I tried a fourth time. This time the petition for writ of habeas corpus was assigned to Judge McHale, sitting in for Judge Biebel. However, Judge Biebel appeared in his chambers half-way through the proceedings.

Judge McHale illegally overturned the IL Habeas Statute from the bench, ruling that filing a habeas petition as a non-attorney was an illegal act. When I stated in open court, in my defense that the suspension clause in the Constitution, Article I section 9, states that habeas cannot be suspended except in time of war, and that the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in Boumedine v Bush in 2008, that even prisoners at Guantanamo Bay had a right to have their father’s file habeas petitions, Judge McHale found me in contempt of court for “interrupting him.”

Defending oneself in court using quotes from the law is not an “interruption”; it is a right.

Judge McHale, without a trial, summarily ruled that I committed three separate acts of contempt by stating this argument three times and found me in contempt of court on these three, what he called, separate contempt cases. He then summarily sentenced me to consecutive jail terms of four (4) months, six (6) months, and six (6) months, a total of 16 months in jail for doing a legal act and then informing him about the law! He then made several related rulings that denied me good time statutory jail credits to ensure that I would suffer from the entire 16 month jail term.

In jail I was denied paper for three months. I was denied access to the law library – they said all those who are in the infirmary cannot go to the law library. The law librarian said she was unable to do any legal research and would only bring me case law or statutes if I give her a complete citation. I had to rely on friends I write to  in order to obtain legal research and case law – which took months. In late July after being sentenced on May 11, 2010, a physician finally gave me some  paper, but I didn’t get any stamps to mail my court pleadings to get them filed with the court for another month and didn’t get a hearing until Oct. 1, 2010. Then the 2nd and 3rd “cases” of contempt were made concurrent and the judge agreed that he had no jurisdiction to deny statutory good time jail credits, thus allowing me to be released after 6 months on Nov. 6, 2010 instead of having to serve the entire 16 months.

I filed motions to overturn this and he eventually granted some of them reducing the jail term to six months by granting some of the good time jail credits and I was released in November after this blatantly unlawful and unconstitutional conviction and wrongful six-month long incarceration for alleged criminal contempt of court. Of course I am appealing this injustice.

Judge McHale knowingly and blatantly violated the Constitution’s suspension clause, rulings of the United States Supreme Court, and the Illinois Habeas statutes and other Illinois Statutes including Good Time Jail Credits and Sentencing statutes that prohibit consecutive sentences for the same act during one case, as well as that require a jury trial for sentences > six (6) months.

The United States Supreme Court in three other cases including a ruling by Chief Justice Marshal held that when a judge knowingly and purposely violates law, and that can include violating the constitution, violating statutes, or violating U.S. Supreme Court rulings, then the judge is “waring on the constitution” in violating his oath of office. Judge Marshal declared that “waring on the constitution” is an act of treason against the United States, punishable by 20 years to life.

The story gets even more exciting because Melongo, prior to her bail being raised to $500,000, read the law and discovered that to be indicted a person must have the charges in a case read against them in open court. She did not remember any of the charges ever being read to her. She thought the court reporter had falsified the court transcript of the alleged arraignment by stating on the transcript that Melongo had been arraigned. Melongo also read the Illinois eavesdropping statutes that said it was a felony crime in Illinois to record a conversation without the other person’s permission. She also read that the law said that if a person has a reasonable suspicion that the person they were recording had committed a crime then it was not illegal to record them, as this was an exception to the law.

Melongo then recorded a conversation with the court reporter’s office staff, where she thought it was probable that they would admit that she was not arraigned, and that they had falsified the transcript which is a crime. Melongo thought this would be reason to throw out the case quickly as arraignment is a requirement and a right before a person can be tried. Melongo then put this recording on her web site which she had posted describing the alleged false arrest for computer tampering.

The States Attorney then arrested Melongo for eavesdropping and now wants to try her and convict her of a felony for recording her conversation with the court reporter without the court reporter’s permission. This is insanity! Where is this a crime? Where is the probable cause?

Judge Brosnahan set Melongo’s bail at $30,000 for felony eavesdropping, and because she was a flight risk due to the fact she holds dual passports, Brosnahan raised the bail on the computer tampering charge for violation of bail from a personal recognizance bond to a $500,000 bail, which Albukerk was able to get later reduced to the present $300,000, clearly outrageous in amount for this case, which should have been dismissed. Who ever heard of raising a bail from a personal recognizance bail to a $1/2 million bail for a non-violent crime without a victim!

This entire situation is out of control and can only be described as lawlessness due to police and judicial misconduct, in total violation of the law.

If four (4) judges, including three (3) senior criminal court judges can so blatantly deny Melongo’s and my most important Constitutional right to file a petition for writ of habeas corpus, as well as deny our constitutional rights to due process under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment to be free of arrest without probable cause and jail Melongo without probable cause for a year so far and me for six months after initially sentencing me without a trial to 16 months in jail, then the judges can get away with violating ANY law. The acts of these judges are impeachable. This lawlessness must stop NOW!

I call for an investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney into our cases and pray for legal assistance from legal scholars, as well as financial assistance from the public. Finally, I ask the press to investigate this story and bring the details to the light of day.

Shelton has filed a notice of appeal with the Illinois Appellate Court, but the court has issued an order denying her motion for indigency status and waiver of fees. Despite the fact that the U.S. government has declared her indigent and granted her SSI as a disabled person for several years, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an indigent person must have the fees waived for criminal appeals, Burns v. State of Ohio, 360 U.S. 252 (1959); Griffin v. Illinois, 351 U.S. 12 (1956); and Smith v. Bennett, 365 U.S. 708 (1961); as well as despite the fact that Illinois Supreme Court rule 298 mandates that fees be waived for indigent litigants receiving government benefits, the Illinois Appellate Court Clerk has been ordered not to accept any court filings from Shelton until she pays all fees. Therefore, Shelton’s constitutionally guaranteed right to appeal, or Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment due process rights has been denied. Appeal is on hold until she can pay, which at the moment she cannot. No reason was given by the Illinois Appellate Court to refuse to grant her indigency status.

The same is true for the Illinois Supreme Court which has also ordered that the Clerk not accept any filings from Shelton, thus denying her a right to appeal these wrongful and unconstitutional convictions. Again, no reason has been given for them to violate their own rule 298, the Constitution, or state statutes regarding waiving indigent’s court fees.

Shelton is now filing a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court asking them to issue a supervisory order to the Illinois courts to enforce their previous holdings which mandate that fees are waived for criminal appeals, as well as asking the U.S. Supreme Court to view the above as exhaustion of state remedies and hear the case as a direct appeal.

Shelton from jail was allowed to mail one document to the federal court and she filed a multipurpose letter in her two civil rights cases that are pending in the District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 1:09-cv-02353 and 1:09-cv-06413, which are civil rights suits against Cook County Sheriff staff for excessive force, malicious prosecution, willful indifference to medical needs, etc. They have passed the state of motions to dismiss and have a good chance of succeeding. This letter stated that Shelton was denied access to the courts while in jail from May 2010 to November 2010 in that the law librarian refused to do any legal research and because Shelton was denied paper for 4 months, as well as denied access to the law library as the Sheriff has a policy that all prisoners held in the infirmary may not  go to the law library, Shelton was unable to write proper motions. This letter asked Judge Hart and Judge Dow to consider the letter a petition for federal writ of habeas corpus. Judge Hart denied it stating that Shelton had not exhausted state remedies, which is a false statement. Shelton has now written a motion to reconsider this (to be filed), but it is also requested in a motion for enlargement of the discovery period, which Shelton has written is a factual document that for purposes of judicial economy will not be repeated but will be incorporated in all her other motions including the one to vacate dismissal of request for letter to serve as petition for writ of habeas corpus and motion for leave to amend and resubmit petition for writ of habeas corpus.

The above is sufficient cause to impeach these judges, at least, without question, Judge McHale.

The purpose of these illegal acts is to defame Dr. Linda Shelton, Dr. Maisha Hamilton, Naomi Jennings and Vernon Glass so as to discredit them as witnesses to corruption as well as to cover-up the criminal acts by public officials like Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan who has committed fraud upon the courts and her staff along with the Illinois State Police’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (IL MFCU) and their administrators in the State Police have defrauded the United States Government and specifically the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in funds for illegal use by the IL MFCU. The fraud was that they had made false statements on their application for recertification and funding of the IL MFCU and used these funds to illegally prosecute cases of Medicaid fraud, when there was no Medicaid fraud. The State Police, specifically Investigator William Reibel, even fabricated false billing invoices in order to falsely imprison a whistle blower against government corruption, as well as knowingly prosecuted me without probable cause having in their possession evidence that someone forged my name in order to illegally bill Medicaid. They did this to defame me and discredit me as a witness against corrupt officials, police, and judges.

The applications for federal funding for the IL MFCU were signed by the Director of the Illinois State Police, Sam W. Nolen, through his employee, Don Thorpe, Director of the IL MFCU in 2001. They admit that the IL Attorney General by law has NO JURISDICTION or authority to prosecute Medicaid Fraud and that they must refer such cases to the U.S. Attorney. Yet they prosecuted at least three groups, all of which were innocent of fraud, convicting two, one with invoices fabricated by the Illinois State Police Investigator William Reibel. Legitimate cases of Medicaid Fraud are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephan A. Kubiatowski is the head of the Chicago U.S. Attorney task force on Medicaid and Medicare fraud, yet his sister, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Administrative Law Judge Lucia Kubiatowski was personally involved in making illegal rulings against me in order to suspend my medical license.

For further details see: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/01/17/936975/-Defendant-Melongo-still-denied-right-to-question-false-arrest-with-habeas-trial-result-in-hung-jury-
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Linda Lorincz Shelton, PhD, MD is a civil rights activist, retired physician and retired medical researcher. She specialized in helping multiple disabled children and her patients are in the Guinness Book of World Records, 1997 Ed., as the “lightest set of triplets,” as well as advocating for the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled, and other victims of injustice in our county. She is disabled herself. Shelton has been working to assist the wrongfully convicted over a number of years, even putting herself in harm’s way in order to help, and has been documenting judicial and police incompetence and corruption in Cook County. She is a victim of wrongful conviction and is fighting every day to counter the defamation against her.

She blogs about this corruption, giving details with names, dates and evidence at the following blogs:

https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com

http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com

http://prosechicago.wordpress.com

http://illinoispolice.wordpress.com

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com

http://drlindashelton.wordpress.com

COMMENTS FOR FORUM SPONSORED BY COALITION FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUSTICE

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT including:

Violation of Illinois Statutes ] ALL Acts of

Violation of U.S. Supreme Court Rulings ] = Treason

Violation of Oath of Office ] Under Federal Law

Aiding Perjury by Police Officer
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The case law supporting the above includes:

Shelton alleges Judge McHale’s May 11, 2010 consecutive summary sentences on three separate criminal contempt convictions of 4, 6, and 6 months (total of 16 months) in CCDOC with no good time jail credits, modified on October 1, 2010, to 4 and 6 mo concurrent on cases 1 and 2 and 6 months consecutive on case 3, with good time jail credits granted, were null and void, illegal, unconstitutional as they were in:

A) violation of IL Substitution of Judge (“SOJ”) as Right Statutes, 735 ILCS 5/2-1001 which make all orders given after denial of this SOJ as a right void (Shelton asked for SOJ at the beginning of the hearing and McHale refused – so this means that McHale’s orders after this refusal are void per statute);

B) in violation of Habeas Statutes, 735 ILCS 5/10-103 which allow a person to file an habeas petition on “behalf of another”;

C) in violation of  Good Time Jail Allowance statute, 730 ILCS 130, which gives jurisdiction for such credits to the county sheriff and not the judge, People v. Russel, 237 Ill.Epp.3d 310 (1992); People v. Prater, 158 Ill.App.3d 330 (1987); Kaeding v. Collins, 281 Ill.App.3d 919 (1996),

D) in violation of IL sentencing statutes requiring concurrent sentences for the same conduct or acts occurring during the same state of mind, 720 ILCS 5/3-3, ; and

E) in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court as well as Illinois Appellate and Supreme Court holdings which:

1) require jury trial if sentences exceed 6 months aggregate for contempt, Bloom v. Illinois, 391 U.S. 194 (1968); Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968);

2) forbid sentencing for more than one count of contempt representing same motive or state of mind during one trial or case,  People v Brown, 235 Ill.App.3d 945 (1992);

3) require jury trial if contempt sentence is summarily imposed on a day other than the day in which the contemptuous act occurred, In re Marriage Betts, 200 Ill.App.3d 26 (1990); Winning Moves,Inc., v. Hi! Baby, Inc. 238 Ill.App.3d 834 (1992); Kaeding v. Collins, 281 Ill.App.3d 919 (1996), and

4) specifically state it is legal for a non-attorney to file a next-friend petition for writ of habeas corpus, U.S. ex rel. Toth v. Quarles, 350 U.S. 11, 76 S.Ct 1 (1955) and Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723 (2008);

5) state that defending a contempt charge by vigorously quoting law is not contemptuously insulting the court, Sacher v United States, 343 U.S.1 (1952); People v. Siegel, 68 Ill.Dec. 118; People v. Powell, 187 Ill.Dec. 774; United States v. Oberhellmann, 946 F.2d 50,

6) state that when a judge is embroiled in controversy with litigant he must recuse himself for a contempt trial and be replaced by another judge, Mayberry v. Pennsylvania, 400 U.S. 455 (1971); Kaeding v. Collins, 281 Ill.App.3d 919 (1996);

7) state that a judge may not order denial of statutory good time jail credits, People v. Russel, 237 Ill.App.3d 310 (1992); People v. Prater, 158 Ill.App.3d 330 (1987); Kaeding v. Collins, 281 Ill.App.3d 919 (1996),

8) state that a judge’s orders are void when the orders are made without jurisdiction, United States v. United Mine Workers of America, 330 U.S. 258 (1947).

These sentences by Judge McHale were acts of felony treason, a violation of 18 U.S.C. §2381,  punishable by a sentence of 20 yrs to life, per previous holdings and/or dicta of the United States Supreme Court and were in retaliation for Shelton’s whistle blowing against corrupt judges, police, and State officials, including:

1) that the judges in U.S. v. Will, 449 U.S. 200 (1980) affirmed the statement of Chief Justice Marshall in Cohens v. Virginia, 6 Wheat. 264, 5 L.Ed 257 (1821) that it is “treason on the constitution” when a judge “usurps [the jurisdiction] that which is not given” – referring to acting outside the law or violating the law including statutes and higher court holdings; and

2) that it is a “war on the constitution” when a judge violates his oath of office to support it [including supporting statutes of a state = due process], Cooper v. Aaron,358 U.S. 1, 78 S.Ct. 1401(1958).

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Note: The IL MFCU application for recertification from 2001 that I received in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, admits that the IL MFCU is federally funded and that the IL AG has NO JURISDICTION to prosecute Medicaid Fraud and that they refer all such cases to the U.S. Attorney or County State’s Attorney can be seen here. You can read the application, the indictment against me and see the forged signatures on documents allowing billing Medicaid under my name (not my signature and therefore  proof of ID theft and proof they knew there was no probable cause to charge me – I got these documents from AG Madigan in discovery before trial) can be seen here.

Links to articles about Melongo’s cases and the links to evidence proving there is no probable cause against her can be found here.

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