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Family court judge Haracz gives kids to drug-addict who threatened to take them out with her if discovered, ex-Marine dad frantic to protect them, ISBA attorneys had vowed to retaliate for his lobbying to lower their pay

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In a dissolution of marriage case the mother, Catherine, is known to the community as a drug-addict, who a severely disabled neighbor on narcotics for severe pain has signed an affidavit stating that Catherine has threatened to kill herself and take her two kids with her  if the neighbor turned her in when she was caught by the neighbor red-handed stealing narcotics (Vicodin).  The neighbor had given Catherine a key to the house in case she needed help. The neighbor also said she admitted she was addicted and stated she failed a drug test at work, but ran to a doctor that day to get a prescription for Vicodin to cover-up that fact.

The neighbor only recently, after two years, reported Catherine to authorities because she feared for the lives of the children and only after Judge Haracz was given documents under  seal so he could quickly act to protect the children, age 9  and  14.  Judge Haracz failed to act.  An emergency motion was made to the Illinois Appellate  court and they refused to act. Clearly Judge Haracz and the Illinois Appelalte Court don’t give a darn about the best interest of the children, public safety, or drug abuse.

The father, David has also signed an affidavit that during the marriage he caught his ex-wife using narcotics, found empty pill bottles with the patients’ names on them (Catherine is a drug addiction counselor), and despite all his efforts, she refused to get help, so she still is a user.  He says she admitted she failed a drug test at work, however she ran to a doctor that day to get a prescription for Vicodin to cover-up her habit. He also states that he didn’t report her because she threatened to commit suicide and take the kids with her.

After Catherine escalated in verbal abuse of David, ran up $60,000 in credit cards twice – forcing David to re-mortgage the house, which has now been lost in foreclosure because David has not been able to make as a big an income with the downturn in the economy as a general contractor and due to on the job injuries, and starting physically abusing David in front of the children (hitting him), David filed for divorce in 2009.

Shortly thereafter, Catherine filed a false statement for an order of protection stating that David was dangerous to the family as an ex-Marine and martial artist. She claimed he didn’t flush the  toilet, sprayed perfume around the home, pulled up bushes and endangered a daughter by helping her climb through a window when the family was locked out.

Haracz has allowed NO due process and gave the house and almost everything in it to Catherine.  Catherine threw out tons of work material that David was storing in the garage as a general contractor.  She gave away his belongings through freecycle or into the garbage – even personal family things and his  pictures of his children. I wonder why – maybe to support her drug habit?

Judge Haracz over the last two years has waged a campaign against David, using the false statements of child representative David Wessel, who has utterly failed to properly investigate the family circumstances. Wessel has not interviewed David’s parents  or six siblings and large numbers of nephews and nieces which form a large and well-respected family support system.  Wessel has not interviewed Catherine’s sisters, one who is a banker and handles a family trust which is supposed to pay for the kids’ college, and this information has been withheld by Catherine from the court. It is likely she is not reporting to the court income from the trust and is misusing the income for her drug habit. Catherine’s sister likely does not know the extent of Catherine’s misdeeds and drug abuse. Her sister administers a large family trust which Catherine has hidden the extent of from the court.

DCFS investigated Catherine’s complaints and they were determined to be UNFOUNDED.  So when Catherine took the stand at trial in April and only testified that David is “dangerous” because of these unfounded complaints, (there were no other witnesses and the only other evidence was an alleged letter from a 13 yr old daughter purported to affirm some of what Catherine said but never given to David and the  child was not put on the stand – so the letter was inadmissible hearsay) and the child rep and Catherine refused to inform Judge Haracz and Judge Haracz ignored David’s statement that the allegations were determined by a state investigative agency, DCFS, to be unfounded, Catherine committed felony  perjury and child rep Wessell aided and abetted it perjury, suborned this perjury, and committed contempt of court because he failed to do what he was appointed by the court to do – look after the best interests of the children by investigating the situation.

Judge Haracz has FAILED to order a drug test for Catherine who claims to be able to hide drug abuse and circumvent urine drug test with the use of certain herbs.  He has failed to have her examined by a psychiatrist for drug abuse. Catherine is known to order large quatity of “herbs” from foreign countries.

David is worried sick about what will happen to the kids – a bad result is likely due to the drug addiction and Catherine’s lies. Will they be hurt in an auto accident when the mother drives high?  Will she neglect the kids in a drug stupor during a crisis? Is Catherine harming rather than helping her patients? They will be evicted soon – will she decompensate?

Please write Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle and ask her to fire Chief Judge Evans.  This is NOT a solitary incident.  This writer has investigated and this type of handling of divorce cases is common practice and pattern in Cook County!?!?

David Wessel and Judge Haracz have failed to inquire who was taking care of the children before the divorce – it was David as Catherine didn’t know how to cook, so he cooked.  It was David because Catherine was so absorbed in her careers as a counselor and addict that she could not attend to the  needs of the children.

Judge Haracz simply has been rubber stamping Catherine’s “fantastical” false statements under the guidance of child representative David Wessel who appears to be running Haracz’ courtroom. He is getting paid to be an incompetent creep who should be disbarred and who appears to be obtaining Title IV-D Social Security money fraudulently.

This writer has observed the proceedings recently, reviewed the court file, talked to David’s family members and finds that Judge Haracz and David Wessel are clearly aiding and abetting felony drug theft by failing to test Catherine and turn her in to authorities. They are endangering the lives of the children.  The older daughter likely is babysitting the younger daughter as a mother on drugs sleeps so deeply that she can’t attend to her children.

Catherine is a danger to the community, her patients, her children and everyone on the road when she drives.  Reportedly she had another traffic accident recently.

This writer has gotten to know David and his family over the last six months, I find it criminal and an insult to our military to say he is dangerous to his family because he is an ex-Marine, treasonous for a judge to blatantly ignore law and openly trash the constitution in willingly and pervasively denying due process, and criminal for the child representative to take sides before even seeing the kids (he told David upon meeting him that David needs to realize he won’t have his kids) – fail to do his job, and obtain  payment without even giving the parents the statutory required detailed invoice for his unwanted services!

This writer has learned by following a half-dozen family court cases that Judge Haracz and  other family court judges allow one parent to be wrongfully vilified, without regard to who really is a danger to the children, usually the  parent that had been making the most money, which drags out the divorce,  causes the Public Aid Department to be involved in terms of the State Disbursement Unit that Judge Haracz FALSELY tell the parents MUST receive and distribute child support payments (the parents can save money if they amicably agree to payments directly between them) and therefore the courts and the State obtain a huge amount of Title IV-D Social Security money, some of which goes to enrich child reps and guardian ad litems.

David Wessel stated to David outside the courtroom that attorney Jacqueline Birnbaum who had attended a meeting with the Illinois State Bar Association where they discussed that they would fight a bill to limit pay of child representatives and guardian ad litems agreed with him that they  would target David for lobbying to limit their pay. He said that since David is lobbying a state senator to introduce a bill to limit pay of child representatives and guardian ad litems to $150  per hour that they would retaliate against David and Wessel did by misleading the trial court and causing David to wrongfully lose equal parenting and custody.  The ISBA objected to this change saying it was unconstitutional. Birnbaum’s law firm obtains more than two million  per year from the parents and  Social Security Title IV-D money each year in divorce cases. This is an illegal penalty on David’s exercise of his constitutional rights and reveals that the depth of Cook County’s corruption is greater than anyone has imagined and reaches into the ISBA. Someone tell this writer how it is justified to pay these court appointed attorneys $300 – $1200 (bundled including services of staff) per hour when attorneys for murder defendants in Illinois are paid at the most only about $150 per hr.

This is clearly a RICO enterprise which is defrauding the Social Security Title IV-D program in misusing billions of dollars in acts of wire fraud and misuse of government funds, while it enriches the courts, the department of public aid  in Illinois that runs administrative law courts that are supposed to provide services to take requests to change in child support orders after the dissolution of a marriage – even if not on public aid, and runs the state disbursement unit.

Where is the FBI and US Attorney?!?!  When are we as a nation going to stop the abuse of our own citizens by the courts?!?!

Join govabuse.org now.  Join occupy wall street and occupy Chicago.  March in the streets and protest!?!?  Write Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinckle and ask her to fire Chief Judge Evans and replace him with a judge who will follow the law and replace all judges like Haracz who violate it.  Write Patrick Fitgerald, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and demand an in depth investigation of abuses in family and probate court by corrupt judges. (the  same thing is happening in probate court where elderly persons are kidnapped, held hostage whether or not they are mentally disabled, and their estates are raped and confiscated by court appointed guardians, who prevent family members from having contact with their loved ones and intervening – see the story of producer Gloria Sykes and how her mother is being held hostage!?!?).

Read David’s appeal brief for his divorce case which was judge filed with the Illinois Appellate Court this week here.

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle
118 N. Clark Street Room 537
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6400
Fax: (312) 443-4397

Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
By Phone:
Dial 311 (within Chicago)
If calling from outside of Chicago, call: 312.744.5000

US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald
United States Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 353-5300

Submit a tip to the FBI hotline on the crimes perpetrated by the family courts: https://tips.fbi.gov/

Write the Illinois State Bar Association and tell them how you are appalled that they would allow their members to be so unethical!

Illinois Bar Center
424 S. Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1779
217-525-1760
800-252-8908

Suggested letter:

Your name
Your address

Dear Director ISBA [or Chairman Preckwinckle, Mayor Emanuel, US Attorney’s Patrick Fitzgerald]:

I am writing you to ask you to investigate the following and use whatever resources you have to affect change ASAP. Our economy is suffering and our families are being destroyed because of the following. When parents’ assets are destroyed and their reputations ruined, they will not be able to contribute much to society in terms of taxes. More people end up on public assistance. This kind of family stress and wrongful vilification of parents has life-long effects on the mental health of the children.

This web site, https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com, courageously reveals how the entire family court system in Cook County and perhaps other counties is grossly corrupted by money grabbing unethical child representatives and guardians ad litem, who are aided and abetted by the judges, that use the  parents’ assets and Social Security Title IV-D money to enrich themselves while destroying families. The judges seem to just rubber-stamp their contemptuous and illegal acts.

It appears as if the CRs and GALs pick the parent with the most perceived income to vilify, withholding exculpatory evidence, aiding and abetting the presentation of fraudulent accusations and hearsay, wrongfully causing one parent to lose custody and require supervised visitation, which certainly is NOT in the best interests of the child. The judges violate the law and hold hearings on changes in child support post dissolution of marriage when they have no jurisdiction to do so when the parents, even if not on public aid, by federal and state law must  petition the Illinois Public Aid department administrative law court to change child support when they are in the State Disbursement Unit for payment of child support.

See: http://prosechicago.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-big-divorce-book-little-known-illinois-and-federal-divorce-laws/ – this table of contents from a pro se filing gives all the state and federal laws and summarizes them regarding changes in child support.

It appears as if there is a conspiracy  involving the courts and lawyers to retaliate against  persons who exercise their constitutional rights, to keep the details of this scheme which blatantly violates law hidden from the public, and to assassinate the characters of anyone who tries to stop it.

The following is an appeal  which describes in detail this scheme and how it has tragically affected one family:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/69795901/Child-Custody-Appeal-Cook-County-Illinois-2011

This is just the tip of the iceberg and our loosely associated activist group has dozens of examples similar to this and worse where families are being destroyed without due process in open violatio of law by the lawyers and judges.

When is the ISBA [County, City, US Attorney’s Office] going to clean itself up and start fighting to change this corrupt system, start working with David Bambic, Gwendolyn Shavers, Gloria Sykes, Sheila Mannix, Karyn Mehringer and others to hold the criminals accountable, preserve families, look after the best interests of children, and make the actions of the family courts transparent to the public?

Sincerely,

Your name

Divorce, suicide, crisis with veterans

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More veterans die by suicide than by war.

18 veterans kill themselves EACH DAY.

Which of these judges have contributed to this tragedy by rulings unethically based on hearsay ?? There is an appearance that a Cook County Judge is trying to encourage this outcome when in a case with an ex-Marine he illegally struck his response to a petition for an order of protection based on false allegations from his ex-wife a manipulative drug-addiction counselor and is maintaining a requirement for supervised visits when the veteran was investigated and DCFS found all the allegations unfounded, while his ex – wife is a known drug-addict and drug-addiction counselor who endangers her children when she drives high and endangers the public by stealing drugs from her patients ?? Why has Haracz given the children to the drug-addict and not the veteran while he is impoverishing the veteran ??

JUDGE   ASSIGNMENT   LOCATION   PHONE

Arce, Edward A. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Markham   Rm. 102   (708) 232-4225

Bellows, Carole Kamin Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1602   (312) 603-4823

Bender, Michael Ian Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. CL24   (312) 603-1260

Berger, Helaine Leslie Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1901   (312) 603-6556

Bernstein, Jeanne Cleveland Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3002   (312) 603-6667

Boyd, William Stewart Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1605   (312) 603-4836

Carr, John Thomas Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1603A   (312) 603-4841

Coleman-John, Bonita Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Markham   Rm. 202   (708) 232-4306

Dickler, Grace G. Circuit Judge Presiding   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1905   (312) 603-6556

Fernandez, Fe Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3008   (312) 603-7503

Gamrath, Celia G. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 403   (312) 603-7400

Goldfarb, Renee G. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 2805   (312) 603-3897

Haracz, David E. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3004   (312) 603-4605

Hardy-Campbell, La Quietta J. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3006   (312) 603-6417

Johnson, Sharon O. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. CL24   (312) 603-1260

Katz, Nancy J. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1902   (312) 603-5921

Kelley, Thomas J. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 407   (312) 603-7414

Kennedy, Kathleen G. Circuit Judge   Chancery   Daley Center   Rm. 2502   (312) 603-6008

Levinson, Alfred L. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Rolling Meadows   Rm. 108   (847) 818-2286

Logue, Patricia Marian Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1506   (312) 603-5545

Lopez, Mark Joseph Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3005   (312) 603-4726

Lowrance, Michele Francene Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 2002   (312) 603-5913

Loza, Pamela E. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 2108   (312) 603-6024

Mathein, Veronica B. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3009   (312) 603-4279

Meyer, Barbara M Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3003   (312) 603-5278

Mills, Martha A. Circuit Judge Supervising   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. CL12   (312) 603-1260

Miranda, Daniel R. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Maywood   Rm. 201   (708) 865-4812

Murphy, Patrick T. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Bridgeview   Rm. 106A   (708) 974-6838

Murphy, Timothy P. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 401   (312) 603-2098

Nega, Marya Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1603   (312) 603-4839

Reynolds, Jeanne Marie Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Skokie   Rm. 203   (847) 470-7420

Riebman, Hyman I. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Rolling Meadows   Rm. 105   (847) 818-2286

Rivera, Elizabeth Loredo Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1908   (312) 603-5938

Ross, Dominique C. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1601A   (312) 603-4844

Ruble Murphy, Lisa Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 2807   (312) 603-3898

Santiago, Leida J. Gonzalez Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1608   (312) 603-4832

Scannicchio, Regina A. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1901   (312) 603-6556

Schleifer, Andrea M. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 1601-A   (312) 603-4844

Schuster, Naomi H. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3007   (312) 603-5018

Trew, Mary S. Associate Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. CL09   (312) 603-1260

Vega, Raul Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 3001   (312) 603-7957

Walker, Debra B. Circuit Judge   Domestic Relations   Daley Center   Rm. 2103A   (312) 603-5900

Which child representatives have maliciously, negligently. unethically, and grossly failed to investigate this situation and notify the judges ??

(now a judge) Regina Scannichhio ?

David Wessel ?

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