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Dishonorable Judge Peggy Chiampas illegally arrests defendant for getting sick in courtroom

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For more details about this story and for the letter and documents sent to the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/113941439/Illinois-Supreme-Court-Appeal-Disability-Accommodation-Refused-Judge-Peggy-Chiampas-abuses-disabled-defendant This judge should be impeachedas she is committing treason according to the definition of treason by the United States Supreme Court.

Dishonorable Judge Peggy Chiampas should be removed from the bench.  I have documented in court pleadings before the United States Supreme Court (see links below) how she has refused to transfer a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus to the Chief Judge for a Hearing. The right to petition for writ of habeas corpus is the highest right a citizen of the U.S.A. has under the U.S. Constitution (Suspension Clause), so she is violating her oath of office. The petition states and with evidence and quoting law proves that the charges against me (Dr. Linda Shelton) in six pending misdemeanor cases are legally insufficient and therefore Void (a nullity which removes the court’s jurisdiction). It is treason for a judge to hold someone for trial on legally insufficient complainst which don’t state a legal charge.  Therefore, she is violating her oath of office and committing treason. This is treason as it is knowing and willing, not a mere error by an ignorant judge.

Judge Chiampas has also refused to allow me to attend to my medical needs, thus causing me to collapse in the courtroom, unconscious on March 6, 2012. On March 21, 2012, when the air conditioner broke in the courtroom, before she ascended to the bench, while we were waiting, the room became very hot over 90 degrees.  I have medical conditions where I cannot tolerate heat and must remove myself from hot environments or I pass out and go into a cardiac arrest.  I told the deputies and the public defender that I was feeling ill and going into the air conditioned hall.  Judge Chiampas when she came in the room then ordered my arrest in the hall and refused to allow me to tell her what happened.  I was jailed for a week illegally in violation of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act.  This is another violation of her oath of office that requires she be charged with treason and removed as a judge.  So far the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board has been reviewing my complaints about her since July 2012 and have done nothing.

Judge Chiampas is REFUSING to accommodate my disabilities and trial is scheduled for November 26, 2012 in room 102 at 10AM at 2600 S California in Chicago, courtroom 102.  In retaliation for me not being in the courtroom on March 21, 2012, Judge Chiampas illegally dismissed my pending motions for Substitution of Judge For Cause, for dismissal of charges due to violation of speedy trial Illimois laws and Constitutional speedy trial rights under the Sixth Amndment, for compulsory process to force Court Clerk Dorothy Brown to reveal the addresses (last known and forwarding) of my witnesses, her attorney Phillippa Akem (who has since resigned) and retired Court Clerk Joe Smolensky, as well as REFUSED to transfer my petitions for writs of habeas corpus on pending fraudulent cases to the Presiding First Municipal District Judge E. Kenneth Wright Jr. .

Therefore, I am expected to go to court and defend myself againt legally insufficient criminal misdemeanor complainst that fail  to state a charge, beyond the deadline for trying me (speedy trial has been violated so the charges must be dismissed), with a biased judge who has actively ignored the constitution, the law, and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirement that she must accommodate disabilities.

In addition she has illegally granted the State’s motion to admit into evidence “proof of other bad acts” (pending criminal misdemeanor charges on several other cases that are also legally insuficiient and don’t state a charge, where I am innocent and being retaliated against by corrupt Sheriff staff for filing civil rights cases against their buddies – thus trying me on these cases without a trial, and testimony on a case that was dismissed from a detention aide, Shell, who attacked me in the lock-up, falsified her records  and claimed I attacked her).  The following are photographs of bruises I received after being viciously beaten by Detention Aide Shell and her colleagues in the female lock-up on March 4, 2006.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attack on me by correctional officers Levy, Ruiz, and Connolly who held me down and kicked me with their boots.  The following is the civil rights suit that was dismissed because I missed the statute of limitations by one day and the photographs of the bruises.

They should be arrested for battery of a handicapped person.  Sheriff Sheahan and Dart are ignoring the evidence.  I have lots of evidence of perjury by the deputies that is being ignored and for excessive force, medical neglect, medical abuse, and battery by Sheriff and deputies.  They have killed  people and the FBI has not arrested these correctional officers or imprisoned them!  This is no different than what the Gestapo did in WWII.  We live in a lawless police state in Chicago.  Read former  IL Senator Roger Keat’s new book “Chicago Confidential” for more details about corruption.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19434501/Shelton-1983-Against-Cook-County-Sheriff-Illegal-Administration-Psychotropic-Drugs-and-Battery-2009_____

     

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Detailed stories with evidence proving perjury by Sheriff deputies against me and false arrest, malicious prosecution:

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/deputy-rebecca-doran-deputy-maureen-caliendo-sergeant-patricia-mccollum-assistant-chief-kevin-lyons/

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/dr-shelton-appeals-wrongful-conviction-sgt-salemi-attacked-her/

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/proposal-for-sgt-salemi-who-attacked-dr-linda-shelton-forgiveness-confession/

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/sheriff-police-investigator-cynthia-sofus-incompetent-investigations-false-arrests/

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/sheriff-deputies-assault-dr-shelton-interfere-with-service-il-supreme-court-documents/

Story about U.S. Attorney investigation of Cook County Jail proving guards have killed, maimed, and systemically abused detainees, denied them medical care, and continue extensive civil rights violations:

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/abusive-sheriff-correctional-officers/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details of treasonous acts by Judges McHale, Brosnahan, Wadas, Kazmierski

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Do the following in order to help preserve the Constitution and help stop government corruption in Illinois.

The following is such a serious violation of our Constitution and our Laws that I respectfully ask you all to read this and ACT by reading this IN DETAIL and consider disseminating it through Twitter, Facebook, e-mails, and letters to all citizens concerned about preserving the Constitution, all investigative reporters you know, as well as consider writing letters to federal officials whose addresses are given in the following. Also consider signing the petitions written where links are provided below.

Dear Friends of the Constitution and Justice and Enemies of Government Corruption:

After reading this post please write and ask the following people to investigate this corruption:

Patrick Fitzgerald
US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
219 S Dearborn, 5th Floor
Chicago IL 60604

S/A Robert Grant
Director Chicago Office FBI
2111 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-1128

, and contacting the press or any law school innocence clinic possible.

Thank you for your time!

Annabelle Melongo is an honest person and Information Technology (computer) expert, who discovered that the foundation that she was working for committed fraud on the federal and several state government and obtained millions of dollars fraudulently. Numerous prominent politicians due to lack of due diligence were involved in assisting this foundation in fraudulently obtaining money.

Melongo has been in jail for a year awaiting trial without probable cause and with an outrageously excessive bail charged with remote computer tampering of this fraudulent corporation (yet the States Attorney has evidence she did not remotely access their computer!) and illegally recording a conversation she had on the phone with a Cook County court reporter without the court reporter’s permission – “eavesdropping” (bail $300,000 reduced from $500,000 and $30,000) – yet she is indigent, has no prior record, and the States Atty and IL AG General are FULLY AWARE that all charges against her are fraudulent!

Her petition for writ of habeas corpus has been ignored and the judges are ACTIVELY refusing even to hear it! – in clear violation of the Constitution’s suspension clause and the laws of the State of Illinois. Illinois law dictates that if a judge refuses to hear an habeas petition he can be fined $1000 and the fine paid to the unlawfully held defendent (735 ILCS 5/10-106). The suspension clause in the U.S. Constitution allows a person or his/her friend to petition the court to free a defendant from an unlawful incarceration. The Illinois Habeas statute does the same thing. (735 ILCS 5/10)

The most important Human Right in the Constitution is the right to petition for a writ of habeas corpus, written in U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9 (the suspension clause – which says this right can not be suspended except in the time of war) [ Zehariah Chagee, Jr., The Most Important Human Right in the Constitution, 32 B.U. L. Rev. 143, 143, (1952)]  The ONLY time the United States Supreme Court has found a violation of the suspension clause was in their decision in 2008 regarding Boumedine v Bush.

For the full details of the treasonous acts of these judges and all the case law, statutes, codes, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions proving that the judges committed treason see these links:

Examiner.com article about: judges-commit-treason-cover-up-fraud-by-salf-suspend-constitutional-rights-including-habeas-corpus

Dailykos.com diary story: Defendant-Melongo-still-denied-right-to-question-false-arrest-with-habeas-trial-result-in-hung-jury-

Examiner.com article about Melongo’s excessive bail: alvarez-madigan-target-it-specialist-to-cover-up-massive-fraud-500-000-bail-for-eavesdropping

Cincinnatibeacon.com article about how Melongo indicted through perjury of an officer: Attorney for SALF_whistleblower says IL Cop’s fraud and perjury lead to indictment

SIGN THE PETITION HERE to ask the U.S. Attorney to investigate the Melongo case.

The Cook Co State’s Attorney’s office is fully informed that a cop’s fraud and perjury obtained a void indictment yet they are still pursuing the case. They are fully informed that the alleged victim of this fraudulent charge of computer tampering has defrauded the U.S. government out of millions of dollars. So why are Anita Alvarez and Lisa Madigan still continuing this case? PLEASE ASK THEM at:

Anita Alvarez
Cook Co States Attorney
50 W Washington, Rm 500
Chicago IL 60602

AG Lisa Madigan
Illinois Attorney General
100 W Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

A concerned friend (me, Linda Shelton) filed a next-friend petition for habeas corpus before the Circuit Court of Cook County per 735 ILCS Article X, the state habeas statute that lets a non-attorney file this petition. I had done this before for another person who was illegally jailed without probable cause and the judge appointed an attorney who gained her release in 2009.

Judge McHale, who was sitting in for the presiding Cook Co IL criminal court Judge Biebel, then illegally and unconstitutionally jailed the petitioner (me) for contempt claiming it was illegal for a non-attorney to file an habeas petition on behalf of another – even though IL statutes specifically allow this.

This is what happened in detail:

Shelton alleges Judge McHale (substituting for Judge Bieble – presiding judge of the Cook Co Criminal Court) illegally and in an act of treason in retaliation for Shelton’s whistle blowing about judicial corruption in the Circuit Court of Cook County summarily convicted her of 3 “cases” which should have been 3 “counts” of criminal contempt for the legal act of filing a next-friend habeas petition as a non-attorney on behalf of Annabelle Melongo, a dual Haitian/Cameroonean citizen with language difficulties and who was confusing English and Roman law, and then telling the judge that his act of ruling that a non-attorney filing was “illegal” was a violation of his oath of office to follow the law as well as a criminal act.

Shelton alleges Judge McHale’s consecutive summary sentences of 4, 6, and 6 months (total of 16 mo) in CCDOC with no good time jail credits, 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 (a nullity or invalid);

B) in violation of Habeas Statutes, 735 ILCS Art 10 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 give jurisdiction for such credits to the county sheriff and not the judge;

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 holdings which:

1) require jury trial if sentences exceed 6 mos aggregate for contempt,

2) forbid sentencing for more than one count of contempt during one trial or case,

3) require jury trial if contempt sentence is summarily imposed on a day other than the day in which the contemptuous act occurred, 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, 128 S.Ct 2229 (2008).

These sentences by Judge McHale were acts of felony treason punishable by a sentence of 20 yrs to life per previous holdings and/or dicta of the United States Supreme Court 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”; 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).

Judge McHale’s knowing violation of the statutes concerning SOJ as a right, good conduct jail credits; violation of case law concerning right to trial if sentence is > 6 mo, right to trial if sentence for contempt is given out on day other than day of contempt incidence, ban on more than one count of contempt during one case or trial; and violation of U.S. Supreme Court holdings/dicta in 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) that a non-attorney may file a next-friend habeas petition prove Judge McHale illegally found Linda Shelton in contempt three times, illegally sentenced her, and knowingly did this in an act of treason violating Shelton’s constitutional rights to be free of arrest and imprisonment without due process and in violation of law.

In addition, Annabelle Melongo’s petition for writ of habeas corpus has been IGNORED by Judges McHale, Brosnahan, Wadas, Kazmierski, and Judge Biebel and she is still in jail a year later! All these judges have therefore committed treason.

This is a grotesque and extremely serious violation of the Constitution of the United States – suspension clause (Article I, section 9) which states that the Great Writ of Habeas Corpus may not be suspended except in time of war.

EVEN PRISONERS AT GUANTANEMO BAY ARE ALLOWED TO FILE HABEAS PETITIONS!

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please sign the petition, write letters, and contact the press! Send Annabelle Melongo letters of encouragement at:

Annabelle Melongo
2010-0414060
PO Box 089002
Chicago, IL 60608

You can send her a money order for up to $50 if you want to contribute to her commissary fund to ease her suffering a bit.

Wrongfully Convicted Asks Jurors to Read Appeal – Then Help Correct Their Error – Brought on by Extreme Prosecutorial Misconduct

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I want to publicly ask the 12 jurors who wrongfully convicted me to read my appeal, find out what was withheld from them illegally; find out what lies were told by the prosecutor and what judicial misconduct was done by the judge that denied me a fair trial. Then tell me they still think I’m guilty. 

I believe jurors should be held accountable and should have to read the appeal.  If they then think I should have been found innocent, they should speak out about the corrupt system and how prosecutorial and judicial misconduct was used to bias them and wrongfully convict me.

My appeal can be read at the following link:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/16301520/Appeal-of-Wrongful-Conviction-Battery-Shelton-Illinois-2009

The jurors names and general place of residence are as follows, which is public record, as they were stated in open court and their names are signed on the guilty verdict form. I wrote them after the trial asking them to review information that was withheld from them and to tell me if this would have changed their decision. NOT ONE had the courtesy to write me with an answer. I promised not to write them again, so I am simply putting this on the Internet and hoping their conscience bothers them enough to read it and correct their harmful mistake as the right thing to do:

William Moldenhauer          Northwest Side of Chicago

Francine Prisby                      Arlington Heights

Joanne Goodloue

David Bennett                          North Side of Chicago

Cayetano Silva                       Northwest Side of Chicago

Betty Jackson                         South Side of Chicago

Margaret Polovchak             Northwest Suburb of Chicago

Donna Smith                           South Side of Chicago

Brian Tobola                           Southwest Side of Chicago

Sarah Iwema                           Northwest Suburb of Chicago

Ana Arroyo                            Southwest Side of Chicago

Linda Engeman                     South Cook County

If any of these people have the guts to contact me, they can do so at my e-mail address:

picepil@aol.com

Dr. Shelton Appeals Wrongful Conviction Due to Misconduct of Judge Kazmierski

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I have now filed my Illinois Appellate Court appeal of my wrongful conviction for aggravated battery of a correctional officer. Sgt. Anthony Salemi had attacked me, falsified his records, committed perjury, and with the help of Nifong-like prosecutorial misconduct of ASAs Andrew Dalkin and John Maher and extreme judicial misconduct by Judge Joseph Kazmierski, I was convicted and sentenced to two years in the Illinois Dept. of Corrections plus one year of mandatory supervised release.

I served the minimum 6 months and the full supervised release and was not able to appeal due to illegal conduct of staff at the Cook County Dept. of Corrections and Illinois Dept. of Corrections where I was held and due to damage to my health requiring several hospitalizations within the last year since my release on March 27, 2008 from prison. The damage to my health was a result of torture at the CCDOC and IDOC by ignorant, sociopathic, poorly trained officers and incompetent medical staff (with the exception of Dr. Baker). The social workers even told me they purposely were told not to allow me to use the law library. My medications were withheld in illegal acts of willful indifference to medical needs.

I have informed the FBI and asked them to prosecute for felony conspiracy to violate rights under color of law, etc.

I will never forget the comment to me at CCDOC by Sgt. Molevetti “We got you on one made charge so I can write anything I want and get you on another.” Officer Levy said the same thing. It appears that falsification of records is common practice at CCDOC. We need to take him down and jail him too!

As soon as I win this one, the mother of all civil rights suits will be filed against these creeps. Any officer who has aided and abetted this wrongful conviction is a target in my book to be arrested, removed as an officer, and jailed for felony conspiracy to violate rights under color of law under federal law.

I strongly suggest that ANY officer or CCDOC staff who has knowledge about this wrongful conviction march over to the FBI on Roosevelt Road, ask for a duty agent and confess and turn in the corrupt officers and sergeants. The time is NOW to clean up the CCDOC and get rid of decayed and dead wood! If you don’t turn them in, you are part of the corruption and are condoning it! I have no sympathy for you!

You can read my appeal and the evidence of innocence and Sgt. Salemi’s guilt along with the incompetence of Inv. Sofus, as well as the prosecutorial misconduct at: https://cookcountyjudges.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/appeal-brief-for-publication-6-10-09.doc

Judge Jorge Alonso Overturns Federal Medicaid Code – Denies Mental Health Care to Illinoisans on Medicaid!

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Dr Linda Shelton, who has devoted her life to service of others and particularly to providing medical and mental health services to the poor, although found innocent on a wrongful charge of Illinois Medicaid Fraud, simply for trying to help people on Medicaid obtain mental health care, has suffered a civil death of defamation and destruction of her career and Illinoisans on Medicaid are still largely denied mental health care. Please read the following and help any way possible. I thank anyone who will help me.

This is a story epitomizing government corruption and greed, retaliation against whistle blowers, and gross government incompetence brought on by decades of fraud, patronage, and nepotism in Illinois.

Judge Jorge Alonso ruled on my  criminal case where I am charged with Medicaid fraud that “substitute billing is illegal”. This is where a doctor sends a bill to the insurance company for services performed by his employee such as the service of a nurse administering a vaccine or a psychologist administering a psychological test, or a cast technician applying a cast. In my case the Illinois Attorney General claims that if a doctor bills Medicaid for counseling (for drug addiction, post-traumatic-stress disorder after rape, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, dementia, etc.) if the counseling or psychological testing was done by an employee and not directly by the physician then it is a felony crime.

If substitute, also known as incident to, billing is illegal than ALL doctors in Illinois are guilty of a felony crime of fraud! God Help Us! Judge Alonso is so eager to railroad me and convict me that he is violating his oath of office to uphold the laws of the land and the constitution. Due process, guaranteed by the Bill of Rights REQUIRES that he follow the law. He is BLATANTLY violating the law, either maliciously or ignorantly due to his arrogance, incompetence, bias to run and support the alleged prosecutor AG Lisa Madigan, or his ego.

Physicians are NOT trained to do psychological testing for personality disorders or mental illness. Psychologists at the master’s and Ph.D level are trained to do so. These tests are invaluable in helping determine the right diagnosis and the right course of treatment. Judge Alonso has ruled that those on Medicaid are not eligible for this type of evaluation and treatment as a result of his illegal and unconstitutional ruling.

Many non-physicians are licensed in Illinois and all states to provide Psychiatric & Psychological Services:

1. nurses 225 ILCS 65,
2. clinical psychologists 225 ILCS 15,
3. licensed social workers 225 ILCS 20,
4. licensed clinical professional counselor 225 ILCS 107,
5. licensed marriage and family therapist 225 ILCS 55 and 68 ILAC 1283

Judge Alonso’s illegal ruling denies all of these people the RIGHT to practice their profession and denies the citizens of Illinois on Medicaid the Right under the Federal Medicaid Act to access to care equivalent to the care provided in the community.

Federal Judge Joan Lefkow ruled in August 2004, at the end of a 12 year civil rights class action suit that “Illinois Medicaid Policies and Procedures are in Violation of the Federal Medicaid Code because they Deny Access to Care” to children on Medicaid. This ruling is applicable to all Medicaid patients but the ruling only applies to children. It needs to be expanded to cover all Medicaid patients.

The Federal Medicaid Code, 42 U.S.C. 1396A(a)(30)(A), [regarding adults and children covered under Medicaid and the EPSDT program] REQUIRES any State Medicaid program funded by the federal government to provide care equivalent to that obtainable from private insurers in the community to Illinois Medicaid clients.

Therefore, Judge Alonso’s ruling is unconstitutional, unfair, illegal, and amounts to his ruling to overturn the Federal Medicaid Code as well as Illinois Statutes licensing non-physician providers of mental health services. As > 80 % of mental health services are provided by non-physicians this essentially shuts out mental health services to all but a few in Illinois who are poor.

The Federal Court and U.S. Attorney should intervene as this is illegal and also a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in terms of discrimination.

As to my case, I am charged with billing for mental health services never done and substitute billing for mental health services between June 2000 and April 2002 while “working” at Right Frame of Mind & Associates (RFOM). Over the last six months when I obtained access to the old business records for RFOM I discovered the fact is that the year before I started working for a group practice called RFOM, part-time providing chart review for quality, consultation about medical and psychiatric policies and procedures, and limited patient care, two woman, who were partners with the CEO and without the knowledge of the CEO, in 2000 fabricated hundreds of patient encounter forms (filled out by doctors or therapists as to what patient they saw, the diagnosis, and what service was provided), that are later translated into bills or invoices by the billing agent, for services they never did. These two women, Itadel Shalabi and Nareman Taha never met me as they were fired before I started working there in 2001.

I had major neurosurgery in July 2000 due to a congenital spinal problem that was crushing my spinal cord and leading progressively towards quadraplegia. I was incapacitated for six months and heavily sedated with narcotics and other drugs for much of that time. I had agreed in early 2000 at the request of the CEO to be one of a dozen or more part-time medical directors to oversee quality of care, screen for medical disorders mimicking psychiatric disorders, help train the counselors to write better notes (many were foreigners with good counseling skills but a little difficulty with English writing), advise the CEO on best medical practices and standard of care, and provide physician services to patients needing medications.

I or my staff while I was in hospital gave the CEO my Medicaid provider number and other necessary documents so that the company’s billing agent Louise Moore of Data Medical Works could sign me up with Medicaid as a provider for the group so that they could bill for my services when I began to work, if I recovered, in 2001.

Ms. Moore I never met at the time was a sweet lady who is ignorant of a lot of things. She held herself out to be a expert at medical billing and she signed a contract with the CEO in early 2000 to set the group up legally to bill Medicaid. Nothing she did was actually proper, but it was not her own fault. She failed to tell the CEO he would be paid more if he had his group certified as a community mental health center. She was totally ignorant of the concept of community mental health centers (or the drug addiction and alcohol treatment centers – another center with its own enabling State Statue).

Under the Community Mental Health Service Act mental health groups that become certified bill Medicaid under the Center’s name and not under the doctor’s name. They also contract with the Illinois prisons, and/or DCFS (Illinois Child Welfare) or other agencies to provide comprehensive mental health services. They must have at least one medical director, but the director is an administrator and doesn’t have to see patients. Ph.D. psychologists or doctors or licensed mental health providers can supervise non-physician mental health service providers and bills can be sent in to Medicaid under the center’s name for all these services.

Ms. Moore ignorantly thinking (falsely) that her contract allowed her to sign the names of Right Frame of Mind employees on to any form signed my name in August and December 2000, without my or the CEO’s knowledge or consent, on a power of attorney form, an alternate payee form, and a blue cross/blue shielf electronic partner trading agreement form, which are all required to allow her to translate the patient encounter form to an electronic invoice and send it over the wire to BC/BS for adjudication, who then sends it to Medicaid, who then pays abut 30-40 cents on the dollar to the Alternate Payee (in this case RFOM).

Ms. Moore had spoken to the Medicaid Provider Service Unit about how to register the non-physician providers to bill Medicaid. She was told that non-physicians cannot bill Medicaid, was NOT told that a better way to bill was as a community mental health center or how to sign the group up as a community mental health center, and told that all bills (invoices) had to have a doctor’s name as the provider.

Then Ms. Moore, without my or the CEO’s knowledge changed the provider name in preparing invoices from Itadel Shalabi’s and Nareman Taha’s fraudulent patient encounter forms to my name so she could bill under my Medicaid Provider Number. I don’t believe that Ms. Moore had ANY knowledge of the fraudulent nature of the Patient Encounter Forms made by these two women.

Therefore the ghost billing charge is a result of ID Theft, resulting from both fraud by these two women and a comedy of errors by incompetent people advising Ms. Moore in the Medicaid Provider Service Unit, as well as her own blundering ignorance. I am totally innocent having not participated in any way in generating these bills or in receiving or using the money paid for them by Medicaid.

Ms Moore unfortunately is also guilty of mass fraud in all the work she has done in the past decade or more. It is illegal for an insurance biller to bill Medicaid based on a contract where they are paid by the percentage of funds received form Medicaid by the provider. Ms. Moore charged around 8% of all billings. This is illegal and considered fraud as it ties the billers service, which has nothing to do with the medical care provided, with the doctor’s service. Therefore, if she billed for a $100,000 procedure by a heart surgeon she would be paid $8,000 for sending in one bill, while when a family doctor bills $100, she would be paid $8. Providers of services to doctors are NOT ALLOWED to tie their services to the income from the actual medical provider. She MUST BILL ONLY by the piece of work such as $8 per bill. However, she has not been indicted for Medicaid Fraud and has not been sued by RFOM for Fraud in holding herself out to be an expert on billing when she was not.

The second aspect of the charge is substitute billing. I signed a Power of Attorney Form and Alternate Payee Agreement in August 2001. I was informed by the CEO sometime in late 2001 or early 2002 that the group was told by Ms. Moore that the counselors’ and psychologists’ services had to be billed under a doctor’s name so that bills on patients I had seen, but for dates of service when they were seen by a non-physician were being billed under my name. I had assumed that the billing agent was competent and doing the billing properly. I had assumed that substitute billing for employees services in mental health care was as legal as billing Medicaid for my nurse giving a patient a vaccine. I had no idea at the time that anyone considered substitute billing illegal. I had no knowledge that Ms. Moore had actually sent in tens of thousands of dollars worth of bills under my name before August 1, 2001 based on documents she forged and the fraudulent patient encounter forms from the above two women. Therefore, I told the CEO that was fine. I was not involved in billing or administration of the group except to fill out patient encounter forms when I saw a patient. I had a good faith belief that all was well.

I had also had an agreement that being part-time the business would limit my patient panel to 200 patients as I did not feel that part-time doctors should supervise the care of any more patients than this number.

Since Judge Alonso has unconstitutionally and illegally ruled that substitute billing is illegal I will be found guilty and likely sentence to prison for 4-15 years, as well as forever lose my medical license and reputation, along with my livelihood, future, friends, health as medical care is inadequate in prison and I am disabled with several serious medical disorders, and will to live. I have informed the U.S. Attorney, FBI, at the time Senator Obama, Senator Durbin, and now Senator Burris along with a lot of Congressmen and other Sentators and State legislators. I am receiving no assistance to solve this problem and restore mental health care in Illinois to those on Medicaid.

In late 2001 Ms. Lovett, Ms. Collins and others from the Office of Inspector General Medicaid contacted the RFOM and claimed that they needed to review some charts as a “standard review of a new practice to help us comply with the rules”. We completely complied and Ms. Lovett came out in 2001. She told the CEO the charts were well done and she would give us a report in 90 days. The CEO was actually very happy about this review because he wanted to make sure that our group practiced with the highest quality and had the best quality charting in the business. They never gave us a report or any feedback and their only response was to initiate a felony prosecution which culminated in the indictment of selectively me (and not one other of the dozen or so medical directors doing the same job – perhaps because only the CEO and I were whistle blowers about Illinois Governement Corruption and mistreatment of children in foster care and on Medicaid by the State) and the CEO.

After a number of months with NO feedback and strange comments from the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Unit (part of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office), where the CEO had gone to inform them that he was concerned abut the integrity of our medical records because he had fired Itadel Shalabi and Nareman Taha for other administrative misconduct and inappropriate behavior with patients and they stole a hundred or so medical records (eventually returning parts of them) I began my own investigation of the rules of Medicaid. The State Police have not arrested them yet.

The CEO, I had learned over about a year was much more naive than I thought about running the business. I had assumed that he was qualified as an administrator and found out he was not. Finding out about the stolen charts and the lack of feedback from the OIG-Medicaid on this “routine review” concerned me. I was also concerned because in April 2002 the CEO told me that Ms. Collins at OIG-Medicaid had informed him to talk to Mr. Brown at Medicaid because there was a problem with the way our group was set up. Mr. Brown told the CEO that RFOM could not be a proper alternate payee under their rules and he apologized for misleading the CEO when the group was originally set up in 2000. He told the CEO that Medicaid could not continue to pay the group unless it was owned by the doctors. The group was the sole proprietorship of the CEO a master degreed psychologist. The CEO said OK, hired an attorney, and asked several of the doctors to be the officers of the group as it changed to corporate status. The corporation was set up so that the doctors would not actually profit from the corporation but were only paid by the hour for their work. The CEO was going to make a profit from managing the corporation. However, no profit was ever made as all the income went to overhead, particularly paying the counselors and doctors their salary and/or hourly rate. The CEO actually put in $100,000 of his own money to meet payroll before he closed the business as no viable financially. My total income from the group was about $5000 over all the time I worked there from 2001 to 2003. I always told the CEO to pay the other employees first and my work was only very limited and part-time.

Beginning in 2002, I researched the Federal and State Medicaid rules, policies, and laws so that I would be able to meet my fiduciary duty to participate in running the corporation at least from an advisory point of view. I discovered the following and this is why I told the CEO in mid 2002 and maintain this belief, that substitute billing is perfectly legal and actually REQUIRED by the Federal Medicaid Code as well as NOT PROHIBITED by Illiniois Statutes or Illinois Adminstrative Rules:

Federal and State Medicaid laws are extensive, complex, and immensely confusing. The State of Illinois is misusing them to indict doctors, psychologists, administrators of psychiatric and psychological practices for “Medicaid Fraud” when they are actually following federal law and providing needy services including counseling, drug treatment, suicide prevention, etc. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Jim Ryan before her have targeted especially those groups run by whistle blowers, in order to falsely claim they are tough on fraud, to prevent Illinois from paying the bill for mental health services for the poor and needy on Medicaid, and reduce the bottom line.

A claim of “tough on fraud” will help AG Lisa Madigan win election as Governor. Failure to provide mental health care including drug addiction and alcoholism treatment leads to increased crime as drug addicts, alcoholics, and those that are so out of touch and mentally ill find alternatives to legitimate work to feed their habits or survive. Failure to provide adequate mental health care at the front end leads to much higher costs in the long run.

Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR 414.34 states:
“Payment for services and supplies incident to a physician’s service”
“(b) Services of non[-]physicians that are incident to a physician’s service. Services of non physicians that are covered as incident to a physician’s service are paid as if the physician had personally furnished the service.

United States Code42 U.S.C. § 1396d(a)(5)(A)
requires reimbursement for “physicians’ services furnished by a physician.”

Code of Federal Regulations 42 C.F.R. § 440.50
The HHS rule implementing the Medicaid Act defines “physician services” to include services provided:
“(a) within the scope of practice of medicine or osteopathy as defined by State law; and
(b) by or under the personal supervision of an individual licensed under State law to practice medicine or osteopathy.”

United States Code42 U.S.C. §1396a(a)(32)(C)
Congress further authorized substitute billing under Medicaid for services furnished:
“by, or incident to the services” of another physician

Federal Regulation66 Fed. Reg. 55268
HHS makes clear in its preamble to this rule that it does not restrict the type of auxiliary personnel who may perform a given “incident to” service: “We deliberately used the term any individual so that the physician (or other practitioner), under his or her discretion and license, may use the service of anyone ranging from another physician to a medical assistant.”

Code of Federal Regulations42 CFR 411.15
“Particular services exclude from coverage” specifically states that:
“(m) (3) Exceptions. The following services are not excluded from coverage:

•(iii) Nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist services…

•(v) Qualified psychologist services,”

FEDERAL PREEMPTION SUSTAINED BY FEDERAL 2ND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL
•A Federal suit for a psychiatrist against the New York Medicaid Program based on its refusal to approve Medicaid was agreed to for reimbursement for services provided by his employees under his supervision. Yapalater v. Bates, 494 F. Supp. 1349 (S.D.N.Y. 1980), aff’d, 644 F.2d 131 (2d Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 455 U.S. 908, 102 S. Ct. 1255 (1982).
The court determined that the federal Medicaid rule at 42 C.F.R. §440.50 defining “physician services” unquestionably included supervisees other than the physician, just as the same rule must apply here to vacate Plaintiffs’ indictments. Id. at 1363-64.

State Medicaid must Provide Services 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)30(A)
•Federal Code clearly mandates that State Medicaid plans must provide services to recipients of Medicaid and payment to their service providers equivalent to care and services provided to the general population by private insurers
•Private insurance pays for psychiatric services provided by counselors and psychologists
•RFOM CEO and other employees, besides the physicians were licensed counselors, nurses, psychological therapist, or social workers, per CEO

42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)30(A)
A State plan for medical assistance must
Provide such methods and procedures relating to the utilization of, and the payment for, care and services available under the plan . . . to assure that payments are … sufficient to enlist enough providers so that care and services are available under the plan … at least to the extent that such care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area“,

Ambiguous State Laws Must be Interpreted to Conform to Fed Law
•The Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has also construed ambiguous state regulations to conform to federal Medicaid requirements,
•an approach worth revisiting here with respect to Sections 140.411 and 140.413 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
•See Evanston Hosp. v. Hauck 1 F.3d 540 (7th Cir.1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1091 (1994).

I (SHELTON) CONTINUES HER OWN INVESTIGATION OF BILLING PRACTICES – 2002-2005

•Shelton discovers that Physician Medicaid Manual has inconsistencies, in one place stating bills for employees billed under doctor’s name, and in another place stating that no psychiatric services can be billed for non-physicians, yet in another place stating that non-physicians may provide psychiatric services and Medicaid may be billed. She also discovered the Illinois Community Mental Health Center Code.

Illinois Administrative Code (IAC)
89 IAC 140.12

“Services Not Covered by Physician”
DOES NOT MENTION psychiatric services by non-physicians

Illinois Administrative Code
89 IAC 140.400(a)
“Payment to Practitioners”
“2) A practitioner may bill only for services he or she personally provides or which are provided under his or her direct supervision in his or her office by his or her staff.”

Illinois Administrative Code
89 IAC 140.411

“Covered Services by Physicians”
“The Department shall pay physicians for the provision of services not otherwise excluded which are:
. . .
c) Provided by the physician or by a member of the physician’s staff under the physician’s direct supervision

Illinois Administrative Code
89 IAC 140.413

“Limitations on Physician Services”
that “limitations” on physician’s services include that psychiatric services will be paid for if they are “. . . provided by a physician . . .” [It does not exclude non-physician services and it is a reasonable inference to conclude the definition of “physician” include the services of non-physician employees, under the doctor’s supervision as defined in 89 IAC 140.400 & 411]

How does this negate previous definition of “physician services” which include incident services by his employees?

UNCONSTITUTIONAL STATE CLAIM
State falsely claims use of word “physician” in 89 IAC 140.413 negates definition of
“physician services”, which includes incident services by physician’s employees as defined in 89 IAC 140.400(a), 89 IAC 140.411

State falsely claims that federal law does not apply and statutory construction rules don’t apply
Judge Alonso previously illegally ruled that the Federal Medicaid Code does not apply in this case despite the fact the Illinois Medicaid is a joint federal/state program partially funded by the Federal Medicaid Code!

IAC TOO VAGUE
•Criminal Laws are invalid if too vague to understand (“void for vagueness doctrine”)
•Illinois Administrative Code too vague in sections:
89 IAC 140.12,
89 IAC 140.400,
89 IAC 140.411, and
89 IAC 140.413
Illinois Administrative Code
•Why should 89 IAC 140.413 have more weight than 89 IAC 140.12?
•Why should the definitions of physician services in and 140.411 not apply to the term “physician” in 89 IAC 140.413?

STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION RULES REQUIRE (Regarding interpretation of conflictin State Statutes)
Specific Controls over General
•89 IAC 140.400 & 89 IAC 140.411
more specific “physician services” includes non-physician employee services
•89 IAC 140.413 general word “physician” with no definition of what services this includes cannot by exclusion negate previous more specific definition of services provided by physician

Federal Law Rules
42 CFR 414.34
Services by Physician’s staff are billed as IF the Physician Performed the Services Himself

If State and Federal Law conflicts, Federal Law Rules
Due to the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution

FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES PAYMENT FOR EPSDT SERVICES
•The Federal Medicaid Code requires that State Medicaid programs pay for periodic mental health screening and treatment of any defects in mental health for children under 21:
• 42 USC 1396d “Definitions For purposes of this chapter
• (r) Early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services

•The term ‘early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services’ means the following items and services:
• (1) Screening services –
• (A) which are provided –
•(ii) at such other intervals, indicated as medically necessary, to determine the existence of certain physical and mental illnesses or conditions;
• . . .
•(5) Such other necessary health care, diagnostic services, treatment, and other measures described in subsection (a) of this section to correct or ameliorate defects and physical and mental illnesses and conditions discovered by the screening services, whether or not such services are covered under the State plan.”

STATE LAW REQUIRES PAYMENT FOR EPSDT SERVICES
•89 IAC 140.485 states:
•“Healthy Kids Program
•Program Description
–The Healthy Kids Program is the Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment Program [EPSDT] mandated by the Social Security Act (see 42 U.S.C. 1396a(43), 1396d(4)(B)(Supp. 1987)). The goals of the program are to:
•Improve the health status of Medicaid-eligible children ages birth through 20 years through the provision of preventive medical care and early diagnosis and treatment of conditions threatening the child’s health
•…
•8) Treatment. The Department shall pay for necessary medical care (see Section 140.2), diagnostic services [i.e. psychological testing], treatment or other measures medically necessary … to correct or ameliorate defects, physical or mental illnesses….”,
•The Illinois Public Aid Code [AKA Medicaid Act], 305 ILCS 5/19(f) requires that EPSDT screening and mental health treatment be provided to children in the Medicaid program:
•“5/19. Healthy Kids Program
•(f) Covered Medical Services. The Illinois Department shall provide coverage for all necessary health care, diagnostic services, treatment and other measures to correct or ameliorate defects, physical and mental illnesses, and conditions whether discovered by screening services or not for all children eligible for Medical Assistance under Article V of this Code.”

Dr Shelton was a Medicaid Registered EPSTD Provider

Therefore ANY REASONABLE person would conclude that the law permits substitute billing for mental health services whether it be another physician covering for the doctor, or a non-physician supervised by the doctor or her colleagues. If you don’t agree than the void for vagueness doctrine should clearly negate and prevent any criminal charges for substitute billing.

I am innocent and destroyed. I was found not guilty by jury verdict on February 24, 2009, but I have still suffered a civil death of defamation and loss of career due to this illegal attack on me by corrupt IL Atty Gen Madigan, corrupt State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Investigator William Reibel, and incompetent, arrogant, malicious judges Kathleen Pantle and Jorge Luis Alonso. This is my reward for devoting my life to service particularly of the poor and needy. If you want to help reverse this civil death and obtain mental health care for those on Mediciad, contact the Illinois Reform Committee and flood them with letters. Contact the U.S. Attorney and FBI and flood them with letters. Contact your legislators and Congressmen and flood them with letters asking for congressional and legislative hearings. Contact the press. Donate to my legal fund anything possible to help reduce the more than $40,000 debt. I need tens of thousands of dollars. Shelton Legal Fund, C/O Albukerk & Associates, 3025 W. 26th St. 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60623. Thank you if you help.

Impeach Judge Joseph Kazmierski – Prosecute States Attorneys Andrew Dalkin and John Maher

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Judge Kazmierski presided over a trial where I as a disabled non-violent pacifist who was wrongfully jailed for criminal contempt by a rogue judge, Kathleen Pantle, four weeks after I won an injunction against Cook County Sheriff Sheahan for violation of FOIA where he was concealing the fact that he was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, was fraudulently charged with aggravated battery of a correctional officer, Sgt. Anthony Salemi.

Dishonorable Judge Kazmierski violated every aspect of due process, in that he:

  1. Permitted the case to proceed despite a legally insufficient indictment,
  2. Permitted clearly perjured testimony testimony by the state witnesses and then at sentencing when witnesses clearly impeached the statements of ALL state witnesses at trial he failed to declare me innocent not-with-standing the verdict,
  3. Permitted introduction of tampered evidence,
  4. Permitted the Nifong-like prosecutor to make statements banned by a motion in limine, testify as an expert during closing, denigrate the defense expert witness in contradiction to the facts and testimony,
  5. Failed to enforce subpoenas for key defense evidence,
  6. Permitted the trial to proceed after State destruction of weapon of crime – broken wheelchair allegedly used as a weapon (unable to show jury that the “weapon” didn’t work),
  7. Failed to allow jury instructions about spoilation of evidence,
  8. Failure to pay for expert witnesses for indigent defendant,
  9. Failure to hold evidentiary hearing on issue of perjury of sole grand jury witness,
  10. Denial of defendant’s right to present specific defenses,
  11. Permitted the prosecutor to mistate the law to the jury,
  12. Pemitting the prosecutor to blatantly and repeatedly mischaracterize the evidence to the jury at closing,
  13. Denial of offers of proof,
  14. Illegal repeatedly sustaining baseless prosecutorial objections thereby preventing defense counsel from questioning key witness who was necessary to introduce documents to impeach state witnesses, thus not permitting defense to impeach witnesses with evidence of falsification of records,
  15. Failure to permit defendant to hear side-bars,
  16. Denial of defendants right to self-representation, and
  17. Revoked my bail based on a false arrest and perjured testimony of Sheriff deputies who stated I failed to go through security at a courthouse on October 10, 2007, when in fact the surveillance video revealed I successfully passed through security, but Judge Kazmierski REFUSED to look at the surveillance video. The prosecutors suborned this perjury because they had possession of this video tape and knew that the deputies were lying.

The proof of all of the above is contained in my Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus now before the Federal District Court, Judge Coar – see link below for details. The state has waived the requirement to exhaust state remedies because even though the trial judge declared me indigent and ordered the court reporter to prepare two sets of transcripts (records of proceedings) and deliver one to the court clerk for preparation regarding the appeal, the Illinois Appellate Court has denied motions to compel court reporters to prepare and deliver transcripts to the Circuit Court of Cook County Clerk. The corut reporters are still refusing to prepare and file the transcripts with the clerk. Therefore, the Illinois Appellate Court after more than a year is actively and intentionally impeeding my direct appeal in violation of my federal constitutional rights.

The Nifong-like prosecutors are Assistant Cook County State’s Attorneys Andrew Dalkin and John Maher. They suborned perjury and withheld evidence, as well as tampered with evidence as described in the petition below. Both should be disbarred and arrested for felony obstuction of justice and conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law.

In fact, I had been assaulted and battered by Cook County Department of Corrections Sergeant Salemi on May 16, 2005. He falsified his records, and he knowingly wrongfully filed a criminal complaint against me falsely alleging I attacked him, in retaliation for my complaining about the Cook County Department of Corrections violating my civil rights. He stated when he entered my cell after sending away the female unit officer, I attacked him while in a wheelchair and forcing my way through the door by ramming him with my wheelchair “skinning his shins” and then after this knocked him down and he stood up, “kicking him in the chest with my RIGHT leg.” This is despite the fact that I have partial right hemiparesis with impairment of my right leg so that I can not kick it with force above the waist, the wheelchair was broken and difficult to move, I have congenital injury to the spine causing life-long weak arms and shoulders making it difficult to move the wheelchair forcefully, and I was on the sixth day of a dry hunger strike, intensely dehydrated and unable to stand for more than a few moments due to weakness from the dehydration. My physicians gave unrebutted testimony affirming these facts, which was unrebutted by the State. I was wrongfully convicted because of a biased jury. The jury became biased because of extreme Nifong-like prosecutorial misconduct by Assistant States Attorneys Andrew Dalkin and John Maher, and by outrageous denial of due process and abuse of judicial discretion by Judge Joseph Kazmierski, all of which grossly denied me a fair trial. I was illegally sentenced to prison instead of probation, in violation of Cunningham v. California, 127 S. Ct. 856 (2007), and the Statutes of the State of Illinois. Therefore, I was required to serve at least half the time minus 6 months per Illinois law. I was denied a stay of sentence pending appeal. I was illegally abused and punished for refusing to walk (IDOC staff falsely claiming I was faking my multiple medical conditions and physical handicap) during the reception process, including a life-threatening assault on me with an ammonia inhalant (purportedly given to prove I was faking a collapse and asthma attack), but which exacerbated the attack, caused brief unconsciousness and is contraindicated in asthma, as well as denial of medical care. The IDOC staff are attempting to conceal the documents about my reception events at IDOC in order to cover-up their official misconduct and ADA violations, in refusing to release the reception summary to me.

 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/10325794/Shelton-Federal-Petition-for-Writ-of-Habeas-Corpus-Aggravated-Battery-2009

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