Nebraska high court again rules father’s consent necessary for adoption

March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Nebraska high court again rules father’s consent necessary for adoption

23 hours ago  •  By MARGERY A. BECK / The Associated Press

For a second time, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a father who was intentionally misled about the birth of his child can stop the baby’s adoption.

In a ruling Friday, the state’s high court said the consent of the father, listed in court documents as Jeremiah J., is required by state law for the child to be put up for adoption. Further, the high court said the child’s mother, identified as Dakota D., failed to prove Jeremiah met any of the exceptions for consent because she did not show he had abandoned her or the child or that he would be an unfit parent.

Jeremiah learned in June 2011 that Dakota, his ex-girlfriend, was pregnant. Five months later, he was contacted by an adoption agency caseworker who told him he had been identified as the baby’s father and that Dakota planned to put the baby, due Feb. 18, 2012, up for adoption, according to court documents. Jeremiah told the caseworker he did not want that, then tried many times to reach Dakota, but she did not return his calls, records say.

The child was born Feb. 9, but Jeremiah was not told of the birth. He contacted Dakota on Feb. 13, but she did not tell him the baby had been born. Jeremiah also repeatedly called the hospital and caseworker to try to learn of the birth, but they refused to tell him, citing privacy policies. The adoption was put on hold after Jeremiah filed his appeal.

Dakota later testified in court that she did not tell Jeremiah of the child’s birth because she did not want him to know about it during the five days he had to object to the adoption.

A Hall County court ruled in the mother’s favor, saying Jeremiah could have hired an attorney sooner, but the Nebraska Supreme Court reversed that ruling last year, noting the mother’s deception. The lower court then ruled in Jeremiah’s favor, and Dakota appealed, arguing he is not a fit parent because he has an unstable work history, has used drugs and has a criminal record, among other things.

She also argued that Jeremiah neglected the child after she was born, and did not provide financial support for her or the child.

But the state’s high court rejected those arguments Friday, saying Jeremiah’s criminal record consisted of misdemeanor convictions as a teen. The court also noted that Jeremiah has denied any drug use, and that he has a stable job paying more than $12 an hour.

“And in any event, low income or an unstable job history does not alone establish parental unfitness,” Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack wrote for the court.

The high court also rejected arguments that Jeremiah did not provide financial support.

“Dakota clearly does not want to have Jeremiah in the life of the child, and she chose to not provide Jeremiah with a fair opportunity to offer financial support,” McCormack wrote.

Jeremiah’s attorney, Mark Porto of Grand Island, said the next step will be to file a paternity action in an effort to establish custody and visitation issues.

“He’s thrilled that he’ll be able to be a part of his daughter’s life,” Porto said.

An attorney for Dakota did not immediately return a message left Friday.

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prenda at it again

March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Copyright, Child Custody and Cocaine in the County Courts

June 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Copyright, Child Custody and Cocaine in the County Courts

Once upon a time there was  The Steele Law Firm LLC, IL SOS records show it was formed by  a 2006 University of Minnesota Law school graduate, John Lawrence Steele Jr. Esq.  Billed as a family law firm in 2008 -2011, the Chicago, IL practice, the Steele Law Firm LLC was fighting custody battles and purported pornography pirates. Yes, budding family law attorney, John Steele was devoted to saving children and the tranny porn industry! He started filing suits against 1000′s of John Does, dubbed himself the “pirate slayer” and set out to make cool millions! Despite John Steele having a fine ring to it for a porn name, perhaps the Steele Law Firm wasn’t catchy enough for copyright trolling; seems Steele decided to try on some other names: Media Copyright Group, Steele Hansmeier, Prenda, Anti-Piracy Law Group and the Chicago Family Law Group LLC.  Maybe it still wasn’t quite the right fit because in a rather complex web of “stories”, Steele claims to have retired, sold his family law firm to Peter R. Olson of the Peter Olson Law Firm and blogger extraordinaire Solo in Chicago.

Craigslist, where the finest lawyers come to but and sell law firms!

Now, according to a Solo in Chicago  blog post by Glenview,  IL native and Domestic Relations attorney, Peter R. Olson Esq. – in October 2008 he was checking out Craigslist,  looking for God knows what; and he found a law firm for sale.  By golly, it just happened to belong to his buddy, John the Pirate Slayer Steele! Despite the fact that Peter Olson had his own law firm and his Des Plaines condo was being foreclosed on and he was being sued by multiple creditors the purchase of a family law firm associated with pornography must have struck him as a solid investment.

No offense to Craigslist! Craigslist is great! Everyone knows that you can get some wonderful and affordable items on Craigslist: intimate encounters, a dorm fridge, slightly used slipcovers, re-homed lawn gnome, law firms – you know, really important stuff!  A quick look at the Cook County docket shows that Mr. Steele seems to have dropped all but one or two of his special  family clients in the summer / fall of 2011. But who needs clients when you’ve got a *found it on Craigslist* law firm to control! There is still no clarity about who actually owns the Steele Law Firm turned Chicago Family Law Group. Court documents show over a year of changing names, attorney, and firms numbers and stories with no end or truth in sight. Surely, NO ONE has ANY suspicion that they are laundering copyright money through that family law firm. No, doubt the Criminal Investigations Unit of the IRS won’t have any questions about Steele or Olson’s explanation about THAT firm. <cough*cough> Especially after that deposition about not paying any taxes! Nevis? St. Kitts? Offshore accounts? Trusts? Really? Come on guys who owns the CFLG?

So what happens when lawyers go rogue? 

Despite Steele’s claims of retirement and the Prenda was solely owned by attorney, Paul A Duffy, Steele seemed to be popping up all over the country at all sorts of court dates. As Steele showed up in court room after court room, some other things seemed to follow.  Yes, it was an outcry from many of extortion, lies, belligerent pleadings, threats in the hallway, improper service, questionable rulings in questionable places, and altered states.  Claims of identity theft, forgeries, and out and out lies.  It seems everyone affiliated with Steele stands accused of being involved with fraud. In time it seems most of the country caught on to the tricks and were no longer going to be fooled by troll games. On May 6th 2013, the Honorable Otis D Wright II issued an order for sanctions against Steele and some his minions in the form of 81k, a referral to the IRS criminal investigations unit and United States Attorney Office and the state and federal bar associations. Further, Judge Wright used words like “moral turpitude” as he described Steele, his minions and their business model. Still Cook County and St. Claire County seemed to be very willing to indulge the same behaviors that other federal court judges felt to be possibly criminal in nature.   Oh the men of Prenda fought hard to sue the internet or anyone that dared to speak out about their experiences with Prenda or Steele and they fought to do it in St. Claire County. Gosh, hate much?

Rut-Ro-Raggy! The Feds want to talk to ya!

But it seems that there is a little problem, the Feds are in St. Clair County. Moreover, it seems that a buddy of Steele, James Fogarty was dealing some coke to some judges, Cook and Christ. Christ  died of an overdose of cocaine allegedly provided to him by Fogarty. It looks that the drugs and mess don’t begin or end there or with those three people or that court system.

Bloomberg News and fightcopyrighttrolls.com both touched on the Steele  – Forgarty connection or at least what they knew about at the time. But is there more to that story? Read the news of the impact that cocaine had in the St. Clair court cases, is it any different in Will County or Cook County?

There were a lot of questionable rulings and the cocaine / dealer connection now explains much of how those rulings came to be in St. Clair Co. but what about the other counties?

Great! We’ve got judges on drugs making rulings for their dealer and Steele is sending dealers to do his dirty work.

How can the average litigant stand a chance of receiving any sort of justice when they are up against attorneys that are allowed to practice despite the overwhelming evidence of their abuse and misuse of the legal process. Seriously, what sort of world do we live in where it’s okay for a lawyer to send a drug dealer to someones home to “serve them” legal papers. Papers which are now really under-fire because a tsunami of evidence has surfaced to show that the “pirate slayer” is really the honeypot pusher. Could it get anymore disgusting?

How can anyone get a shot at justice when the judge is indebted to their dealer; to keep them supplied with cocaine and heroine and to keep their drug problem a secret?   It’s an environment where blackmail and extortion flourish and the innocent suffer the worst consequences. St. Clair news has already reported on how rulings were made in favor of the dealer. If you look at Cook County and Will County, is any different? When judges and lawyers get caught up in child porn, trafficking, drugs and dirty money – it’s clear that rulings are made based on vices, not the law.

What about the children in family court? Is this why so many rulings appear to defy both man and God’s law? If it’s not because of a vice, why are so many people crying out with nearly identical stories about their children being sent to live with their abuser? How does the court justify cutting off all contact with the protective parent? Now that the court has embarrassed “Parental  Alienation”, how come they always seem to accuse the non-alienating parent of alienation?  What is seen frequently is that the alienating parent pretends to be the “friendly parent” and accuses the other parent of PAS. The court then places the child with the REAL PA parent on the grounds that that parent will foster a relationship with the child and the other parent and then the REAL PA parent joins the court in cutting  off all contact with the other parent akin to a termination of parental rights. Why isn’t THAT parental alienation?  Why are children so frequently turned over to abusers despite the overwhelming evidence?  There are cases where the parent is clearly involved in drugs, child pornography, sexual abuse, and other harmful behaviors and the judges punish the parent that offers the court proof. It almost seems like the more evidence the protective parent has, the worse the ruling. The parents with no evidence of abuse and false allegations win.  The parents with pictures of the other parent watching child porn on the computer and witnesses of physical abuse lose. Good parents are disposable. Unlike coke and porn, good people and good parents just don’t seem to have much value anymore.

Looking at the fall out in St. Clair, the news lists some rulings that were not made because of the law or the merits of the case, the rulings were made based on vices and personal issues. This has to be eradicated. The very purpose of the legal system is to enforce the law for the betterment of society.  When lawyers are allowed to use forged  documents, extortion and break the law   – justice is denied. Evil prevails. When judges are beholden to their dealers, the law becomes useless. The best pleading or the most skilled lawyer won’t help the case, because it’s decided on a drug deal, not the law. We might as just cancel court and send the judges home, because noting good comes of this situation.

It’s great that the FBI is investigating St. Clair, but they need to come take a look at why Judge Pornlito was allowed to sit on the bench in Will County watching porn on the county computer on the tax payer dollars while making decisions about the futures of children and families. They need to look at why the Cook County Judge(s) in the Lucy Vega case doesn’t want to see the evidence of the father allegedly watching child porn. They need to look at why so many complaints about Due Process and abusive and erratic behavior are posted on the Robing Room about Judge Raul Vega in room 3001 at the Daley Center. They need to look at why Child Representative Jerry S. Goldberg used someone with a history of domestic violence to provide “professional supervision” between alleged abusers and their children. How about the DOJ coming in to take a look at the blatant ADA violations?

It wouldn’t take a big fancy sting. It just takes sitting in a few court rooms for a few days and taking a look at the records. (The complete record)

A check on the ARDC web site shows that John Steele, Peter Olson, and Paul Duffy are still free to practice law today. The judges of Will and Cook County go unchecked.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES?

We need more Judge Wright’s – to judge right. We need eyes on the court and people to speak out about it and not shut up until the problems are fixed. We need the FBI to look at the similarities in judgments in Will, Cook and St. Clair Co. – maybe that won’t be the only similarity they find.  The common threads might be right in front of their eyes. Really, right in front of your eyes.

Thank you for visiting today’s blog posting Willcountyprose @ https://willcountyprose.wordpress.com/

Be sure to come back and read the extra special mid week blog post.

 

Special thanks to the good guys – doing good work. I like your suit.  You do this country proud.

 

Thanks to the judges and attorneys that are doing a stellar job. Your services are deeply appreciated. 

 

Justice will out!

 

Read more about Judge Otis D. Wright II and his outstanding command of the law and justice: 

 

http://www.popehat.com/2013/05/06/does-prenda-believe-in-no-win-scenarios-because-judge-wright-just-gave-them-one/

Read more about Lucy Vega’s battle to save her son:

 

http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-alexander-we-the-people-ask-the-illinois-cook-county-chief-judge-not-to-place-an-innocent-child-back-in-the-hands-of-a-sex-abuser

 

Read more about Prenda and his purported porn piracy shakedown: 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenda_Law

 

Read more about the man child rep, Jerry Goldberg used to provide professional supervision between parents and children: 

 

http://murphymilanojournal.blogspot.com/2011/02/bernadette-avila-wife-of-chicago-police.html

 

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/officers-in-trouble/Content?oid=873519

 

Read more about the rulings St. Clair Co, IL judges made in favor of their drug dealer:

 

http://madisonrecord.com/news/256358-traffic-charges-against-alleged-heroin-dealer-dropped-by-christ-day-before-becoming-judge-cook-approves

 

Read more about the suspected collusion between Prenda attorneys and opposing counsel in Cook co and St. Clair co.:

 

http://madisonrecord.com/news/254907-more-john-does-ask-judge-to-quash-subpoenas-in-lw-systems-suit

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2013/04/23/lw-system-v-hubbard-from-adam-urbanczyks-signed-agreed-order-to-the-new-breed-of-demand-letters/

 

*Be sure to read the “Agreed Orders” linked in the FCT web site. Look familiar?

 

Read more about what happened to The Steele Law Firm LLC and Chicago Family Law Group LLC: 

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2012/05/25/who-and-where-is-prenda-law-what-happened-to-john-steele/

 

Read more about how “SJD” (Sophisticated Jane Doe) and Die Troll Die successfully kicked off a movement to fight back against abuse of the legal process: 

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com

 

http://dietrolldie.com

 

View the interactive timeline, map and cartoons of the evolution of IMHO fraud:

http://johnhenrydocreview.wordpress.com/

 

The timeline has some links to some documents that you might not have expected. Over 360 & growing!

Ohai DHS! Come back soon!

 

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The appearance MARK LUTZ THINKS WILL COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SUCKS IS CAUSE THEY HAVE NOT COME AND GOT HIM?

July 31, 2013 § 1 Comment

WANTED: a fugitive named Mark Lutz

Posted: July 18, 2013 by SJD in Prenda
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GONE ON  WAY TO LONG  HE NEEDS TO BE HELPED TO WILL COUNTY  SO HE CAN PAY MONEY TO THEM AS WELL ?

Mark Lutz

This guy harassed tens of thousands over the phone during the past two years. Mark Colins Lutz, Prenda’s paralegal, used to call victims telling them that they had broken the law — either the copyright law or the CFAA. Sometimes he used his real name, sometimes he did not identify himself, sometimes used a bogus name Jeff Schultz.

Note that, to put it politely, Mark is not exactly a person who has a moral right to lecture others about the law violations: prior to becoming a Prenda’s goon, Mark worked as an insurance salesman in Illinois and used to break the law there.

On 7/29/1997 Lutz was speeding under influence in Park Forest, IL, which resulted in his arrest. He was charged with four counts:

 

According to the documents linked above, the arrest warrant is still open.

Since this episode happened a long time ago, I believe Mark had another problems with the law more recently: his driving license was apparently revoked/suspended: on 11/27/2006 he was caught driving on revoked license. A warrant for this case is also active, according to the county website.

But that’s not all: Mark was apparently caught driving without license in Cook County, IL, as well, and the warrant, issued on 9/12/2007 (a nice 30th birthday gift!) is still active (according to the Will county circuit court website):

 

Other Mark’s shenanigans include:

  • 04/29/1997 — Milwaukee county, WI: open (according to the county site) arrest warrant for
    • Criminal damage to property;
    • Disorderly conduct;
    • Possession of controlled substance.
  • 08/05/1997 — Park Forest, IL: Resisting peace officer (warrant not extended, quashed on 9/13/01 – 25th birthday gift was more pleasant than the one mentioned above).
  • 05/07/2007 — DuPage County, IL: caught driving without license. This case is resolved — a judgment was issued, I don’t have any idea if the fee was paid.
  • 7/13/2008 — Zionsville, IN: Possession of marijuana (warrant status is unknown: waiting for information).
  • Early January 2013: troubles with law in Mexico.

 

So, to the best of my knowledge, at least four arrest warrants are still open (one Cook and two Will county warrants in IL and one in Milwaukee county, WI), which means that Mark Lutz is a wanted fugitive and may be arrested if he shows up in the counties that want him.

Currently, Mark Lutz resides in Miami Beach, Florida, and his last known address is here — even if he moved since then, authorities still can track and arrest him, but… according to a criminal lawyer I consulted with,

It is up to the state that wants him whether he has to come back. So Florida could detain him, call IL and they might say “not worth the $25K to extradite, cut him loose.”

…which is, alas, the most likely scenario. Things would be different if Mark was not a poor call center guy, but a wealthy person who could pay a bail — a CEO of a company that operates a nationwide business, for example, or a father of an offshore trust beneficiary.

Nonetheless, I hope this information will be remembered when Lutz is summoned to an Illinois Court. Not that I believe he will appear, but notifying US Marshals still makes sense.

lawyers loosing out on to much greed spending cut?

June 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Legal aid cuts ”overwhelm” family courts

11 June 2013

There has been a massive increase in the number of couples holding child custody cases in family courts after legal aid for such action has been cut, it has been claimed. Since this April, around 200,000 people a year no longer qualify for state aid in divorce and child contact cases.
The government has insisted that legal aid should be restricted in its application and claimed that taxpayers’ money was being spent on cases that people should pay for themselves. However, a spin-off of this policy has been greater use of the family court system which is said to be at risk of collapsing under the pressure.
Last month there was a 27 per cent increase in the number of child custody cases, which have virtually doubled in two years – although this is obviously not connected to the current cuts.
Christina Blacklaws of the Law Society council told the BBC: “The whole system is really creaking at seams and could collapse in on itself. This points to some quite difficult times in the future. It could mean that there would not be proper access to justice for those facing family breakdown because they would have to wait so long.”
Cambridge lawyer Adam Moghadas, a spokesperson for the Resolution association of family lawyers, was quoted in Cambridge News as saying that cutting family legal aid was an attack on childhood and the family.
“We’re talking about the health and wellbeing of families at a time when teenagers are supposed to be running amok and with the riots less than two years ago,” he said. “It’s hypocrisy at a time when you’re lambasting absent fathers and you’re making it harder for them to access justice and have contact with their children.”

Leader of Anonymous Steubenville

June 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Could Get More Prison Time Than The 2 Convicted Rapists.”

That’s real headline. And it’s true.[1]

Deric Lostutter, also known as KYAnonymous, helped expose the now-infamous Steubenville, Ohio teen rape case and cover-up.[2] Without his work, we don’t know if Jane Doe would have ever received justice.

Lostutter tracked down photos and tweets from teenagers who witnessed the rape and joked about it. He then posted a video threatening to out those who joked about the rape unless action was taken.[3]

Until Lostutter exposed those photos, tweets, and posted his video, authorities in Steubenville had been slow-walking the prosecution. His posts caused a national spotlight to focus on the case and created enough public outcry that authorities were forced to act.[4]

Now, he’s facing ten years in prison for his role in “hacking” and uncovering this awful crime–while the actual rapists will serve no more than two years.[5]

This is flat out wrong and outrage is building ever since news of this story broke on Friday. The U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice could decide to drop the charges, reduce them, or take prison time off the table. Public pressure is what brought justice in Steubenville in the first place, and public pressure can help end this witch-hunt against Lostutter. Can you sign the petition telling the U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice that Lostutter is a hero, not a criminal?

Tell the U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice to drop all charges against Deric Lostutter.

Lostutter is a 26-year-old internet security consultant. He lives on a farm in Eastern Kentucky, where he likes to fish and ride his motorcycle. He read about the Steubenville teen rape case in the New York Times, but didn’t think he could do anything about it until a friend sent him the tweets and photos by teens who witnessed the attack. He told Mother Jones that he decided to post them online because “I was always raised to stick up for people who are getting bullied.”[6]

By then, it was December of 2012–four months after the assault–and two boys had been charged with the rape but there was no trial for months, and the police were dragging their feet on the investigation. Witnesses weren’t talking and evidence had been erased.[7]

The tweets and photos exposed by Lostutter and other hackers he worked with sparked public outrage, including petitions signed by nearly 150,000 UltraViolet members demanding justice for the survivor. National media descended on the town and started asking tough questions of local authorities who were trying to sweep the whole incident under the rug.[8]

Now, Lostutter tells Mother Jones that Steubenville officials are behind the FBI investigation. “They want to make an example of me, saying, ‘You don’t [expletive] come after us. Don’t question us'” he told the magazine.[9] Town officials have resented the attention on the case since the beginning, but the truth is that without the public pressure that Lostutter helped create, the two rapists might have gotten away with it.

It’s wrong that a rapist can serve no more than two years for a brutal assault on a 15-year-old girl, but the hacker who helped uncover the crime is facing up to ten years in federal prison. We should be applauding Deric Lostutter, of not sending him to jail. Outrage is already building over this case, and if we all speak out now, we can pressure U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice to drop the case against Lostutter. Can you sign the petition?

Sign the petition.

Thanks for speaking out.

–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Malinda and Karin, the UltraViolet team

Sources:

1. Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Could Get More Prison Time Than The 2 Convicted Rapists, Business Insider, June 7, 2013

2. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013

3. Ibid.

4. Rape Case Unfolds on Web and Splits City, New York Times, December 16, 2012

5. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013.

6. Ibid.

7. Rape Case Unfolds on Web and Splits City, New York Times, December 16, 2012

8. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013

Online outrage over Ohio rape case prompts city website, CNN, January 5, 2013

9. Exclusive: Leader of Anonymous Steubenville Op on Being Raided by the FBI, Mother Jones, June 6, 2013

Copyright, Child Custody and Cocaine in the County Courts

June 11, 2013 § 1 Comment

Copyright, Child Custody and Cocaine in the County Courts

Once upon a time there was  The Steele Law Firm LLC, IL SOS records show it was formed by  a 2006 University of Minnesota Law school graduate, John Lawrence Steele Jr. Esq.  Billed as a family law firm in 2008 -2011, the Chicago, IL practice, the Steele Law Firm LLC was fighting custody battles and purported pornography pirates. Yes, budding family law attorney, John Steele was devoted to saving children and the tranny porn industry! He started filing suits against 1000’s of John Does, dubbed himself the “pirate slayer” and set out to make cool millions! Despite John Steele having a fine ring to it for a porn name, perhaps the Steele Law Firm wasn’t catchy enough for copyright trolling; seems Steele decided to try on some other names: Media Copyright Group, Steele Hansmeier, Prenda, Anti-Piracy Law Group and the Chicago Family Law Group LLC.  Maybe it still wasn’t quite the right fit because in a rather complex web of “stories”, Steele claims to have retired, sold his family law firm to Peter R. Olson of the Peter Olson Law Firm and blogger extraordinaire Solo in Chicago. 

Craigslist, where the finest lawyers come to but and sell law firms!

Now, according to a Solo in Chicago  blog post by Glenview,  IL native and Domestic Relations attorney, Peter R. Olson Esq. – in October 2008 he was checking out Craigslist,  looking for God knows what; and he found a law firm for sale.  By golly, it just happened to belong to his buddy, John the Pirate Slayer Steele! Despite the fact that Peter Olson had his own law firm and his Des Plaines condo was being foreclosed on and he was being sued by multiple creditors the purchase of a family law firm associated with pornography must have struck him as a solid investment. 

No offense to Craigslist! Craigslist is great! Everyone knows that you can get some wonderful and affordable items on Craigslist: intimate encounters, a dorm fridge, slightly used slipcovers, re-homed lawn gnome, law firms – you know, really important stuff!  A quick look at the Cook County docket shows that Mr. Steele seems to have dropped all but one or two of his special  family clients in the summer / fall of 2011. But who needs clients when you’ve got a *found it on Craigslist* law firm to control! There is still no clarity about who actually owns the Steele Law Firm turned Chicago Family Law Group. Court documents show over a year of changing names, attorney, and firms numbers and stories with no end or truth in sight. Surely, NO ONE has ANY suspicion that they are laundering copyright money through that family law firm. No, doubt the Criminal Investigations Unit of the IRS won’t have any questions about Steele or Olson’s explanation about THAT firm. <cough*cough> Especially after that deposition about not paying any taxes! Nevis? St. Kitts? Offshore accounts? Trusts? Really? Come on guys who owns the CFLG?

 

So what happens when lawyers go rogue? 

Despite Steele’s claims of retirement and the Prenda was solely owned by attorney, Paul A Duffy, Steele seemed to be popping up all over the country at all sorts of court dates. As Steele showed up in court room after court room, some other things seemed to follow.  Yes, it was an outcry from many of extortion, lies, belligerent pleadings, threats in the hallway, improper service, questionable rulings in questionable places, and altered states.  Claims of identity theft, forgeries, and out and out lies.  It seems everyone affiliated with Steele stands accused of being involved with fraud. In time it seems most of the country caught on to the tricks and were no longer going to be fooled by troll games. On May 6th 2013, the Honorable Otis D Wright II issued an order for sanctions against Steele and some his minions in the form of 81k, a referral to the IRS criminal investigations unit and United States Attorney Office and the state and federal bar associations. Further, Judge Wright used words like “moral turpitude” as he described Steele, his minions and their business model. Still Cook County and St. Claire County seemed to be very willing to indulge the same behaviors that other federal court judges felt to be possibly criminal in nature.   Oh the men of Prenda fought hard to sue the internet or anyone that dared to speak out about their experiences with Prenda or Steele and they fought to do it in St. Claire County. Gosh, hate much?

Rut-Ro-Raggy! The Feds want to talk to ya!

But it seems that there is a little problem, the Feds are in St. Clair County. Moreover, it seems that a buddy of Steele, James Fogarty was dealing some coke to some judges, Cook and Christ. Christ  died of an overdose of cocaine allegedly provided to him by Fogarty. It looks that the drugs and mess don’t begin or end there or with those three people or that court system. 

Bloomberg News and fightcopyrighttrolls.com both touched on the Steele  — Forgarty connection or at least what they knew about at the time. But is there more to that story? Read the news of the impact that cocaine had in the St. Clair court cases, is it any different in Will County or Cook County?

There were a lot of questionable rulings and the cocaine / dealer connection now explains much of how those rulings came to be in St. Clair Co. but what about the other counties? 

Great! We’ve got judges on drugs making rulings for their dealer and Steele is sending dealers to do his dirty work.

How can the average litigant stand a chance of receiving any sort of justice when they are up against attorneys that are allowed to practice despite the overwhelming evidence of their abuse and misuse of the legal process. Seriously, what sort of world do we live in where it’s okay for a lawyer to send a drug dealer to someones home to “serve them” legal papers. Papers which are now really under-fire because a tsunami of evidence has surfaced to show that the “pirate slayer” is really the honeypot pusher. Could it get anymore disgusting?

How can anyone get a shot at justice when the judge is indebted to their dealer; to keep them supplied with cocaine and heroine and to keep their drug problem a secret?   It’s an environment where blackmail and extortion flourish and the innocent suffer the worst consequences. St. Clair news has already reported on how rulings were made in favor of the dealer. If you look at Cook County and Will County, is any different? When judges and lawyers get caught up in child porn, trafficking, drugs and dirty money – it’s clear that rulings are made based on vices, not the law.

What about the children in family court? Is this why so many rulings appear to defy both man and God’s law? If it’s not because of a vice, why are so many people crying out with nearly identical stories about their children being sent to live with their abuser? How does the court justify cutting off all contact with the protective parent? Now that the court has embarrassed “Parental  Alienation”, how come they always seem to accuse the non-alienating parent of alienation?  What is seen frequently is that the alienating parent pretends to be the “friendly parent” and accuses the other parent of PAS. The court then places the child with the REAL PA parent on the grounds that that parent will foster a relationship with the child and the other parent and then the REAL PA parent joins the court in cutting  off all contact with the other parent akin to a termination of parental rights. Why isn’t THAT parental alienation?  Why are children so frequently turned over to abusers despite the overwhelming evidence?  There are cases where the parent is clearly involved in drugs, child pornography, sexual abuse, and other harmful behaviors and the judges punish the parent that offers the court proof. It almost seems like the more evidence the protective parent has, the worse the ruling. The parents with no evidence of abuse and false allegations win.  The parents with pictures of the other parent watching child porn on the computer and witnesses of physical abuse lose. Good parents are disposable. Unlike coke and porn, good people and good parents just don’t seem to have much value anymore.

Looking at the fall out in St. Clair, the news lists some rulings that were not made because of the law or the merits of the case, the rulings were made based on vices and personal issues. This has to be eradicated. The very purpose of the legal system is to enforce the law for the betterment of society.  When lawyers are allowed to use forged  documents, extortion and break the law   – justice is denied. Evil prevails. When judges are beholden to their dealers, the law becomes useless. The best pleading or the most skilled lawyer won’t help the case, because it’s decided on a drug deal, not the law. We might as just cancel court and send the judges home, because noting good comes of this situation.

It’s great that the FBI is investigating St. Clair, but they need to come take a look at why Judge Pornlito was allowed to sit on the bench in Will County watching porn on the county computer on the tax payer dollars while making decisions about the futures of children and families. They need to look at why the Cook County Judge(s) in the Lucy Vega case doesn’t want to see the evidence of the father allegedly watching child porn. They need to look at why so many complaints about Due Process and abusive and erratic behavior are posted on the Robing Room about Judge Raul Vega in room 3001 at the Daley Center. They need to look at why Child Representative Jerry S. Goldberg used someone with a history of domestic violence to provide “professional supervision” between alleged abusers and their children. How about the DOJ coming in to take a look at the blatant ADA violations

It wouldn’t take a big fancy sting. It just takes sitting in a few court rooms for a few days and taking a look at the records. (The complete record)

A check on the ARDC web site shows that John Steele, Peter Olson, and Paul Duffy are still free to practice law today. The judges of Will and Cook County go unchecked. 

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES?

We need more Judge Wright’s – to judge right. We need eyes on the court and people to speak out about it and not shut up until the problems are fixed. We need the FBI to look at the similarities in judgments in Will, Cook and St. Clair Co. – maybe that won’t be the only similarity they find.  The common threads might be right in front of their eyes. Really, right in front of your eyes.

Thank you for visiting today’s blog posting Willcountyprose @ https://willcountyprose.wordpress.com/

Be sure to come back and read the extra special mid week blog post. 

 

Special thanks to the good guys – doing good work. I like your suit.  You do this country proud.

 

Thanks to the judges and attorneys that are doing a stellar job. Your services are deeply appreciated. 

 

Justice will out!

 

Read more about Judge Otis D. Wright II and his outstanding command of the law and justice: 

 

http://www.popehat.com/2013/05/06/does-prenda-believe-in-no-win-scenarios-because-judge-wright-just-gave-them-one/

Read more about Lucy Vega’s battle to save her son:

 

http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-alexander-we-the-people-ask-the-illinois-cook-county-chief-judge-not-to-place-an-innocent-child-back-in-the-hands-of-a-sex-abuser

 

Read more about Prenda and his purported porn piracy shakedown: 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenda_Law

 

Read more about the man child rep, Jerry Goldberg used to provide professional supervision between parents and children: 

 

http://murphymilanojournal.blogspot.com/2011/02/bernadette-avila-wife-of-chicago-police.html

 

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/officers-in-trouble/Content?oid=873519

 

Read more about the rulings St. Clair Co, IL judges made in favor of their drug dealer:

 

 http://madisonrecord.com/news/256358-traffic-charges-against-alleged-heroin-dealer-dropped-by-christ-day-before-becoming-judge-cook-approves

 

Read more about the suspected collusion between Prenda attorneys and opposing counsel in Cook co and St. Clair co.:

 

 http://madisonrecord.com/news/254907-more-john-does-ask-judge-to-quash-subpoenas-in-lw-systems-suit

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2013/04/23/lw-system-v-hubbard-from-adam-urbanczyks-signed-agreed-order-to-the-new-breed-of-demand-letters/

 

*Be sure to read the “Agreed Orders” linked in the FCT web site. Look familiar?

 

Read more about what happened to The Steele Law Firm LLC and Chicago Family Law Group LLC: 

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2012/05/25/who-and-where-is-prenda-law-what-happened-to-john-steele/

 

Read more about how “SJD” (Sophisticated Jane Doe) and Die Troll Die successfully kicked off a movement to fight back against abuse of the legal process: 

 

http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com

 

http://dietrolldie.com

 

View the interactive timeline, map and cartoons of the evolution of IMHO fraud:

http://johnhenrydocreview.wordpress.com/

 

The timeline has some links to some documents that you might not have expected. Over 360 & growing!

Ohai DHS! Come back soon!

 

Good tatic to make them all resign lets start on all scumbag officials?

June 11, 2013 § 1 Comment

IDOC’s Bates resigns after harassment probes
Monday, Jun 10, 2013

* Ty Bates, who was featured in a blog post here Friday has resigned. From the AP…

The deputy director for the Illinois Department of Corrections’ southern district has resigned following investigations of sexual harassment.

Ty J. Bates, who had been a deputy director since 2011, resigned Friday, according to Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer.

Shaer said Bates was at the center of two recent investigations. He declined to release details, saying internal personnel matters aren’t discussed publicly.

The results of the investigations showed that Bates violated corrections sexual harassment policies related to communications, but it wasn’t enough to pursue legal charges. Bates resigned after his disciplinary action, which included suspension and employee training, was announced.

* Background…

In late 2012, then state Sen. John O. Jones called for Bates’ resignation after a 2007 investigation was publicized that found Bates, who was then an assistant warden at Centralia Correctional Center, had violated agency policies regarding sexual harassment and discrimination regarding a female corrections officer. The investigation also found Bates lied to investigators, who recommended discipline for Bates up to and including dismissal.

Rather than being dismissed, however, Bates was promoted to warden at Big Muddy Correctional Center and 10 months later was promoted to deputy director of IDOC’s southern region. It was in his capacity as deputy director that Bates encountered the female corrections officer to whom he sent the April text messages that among other things asked to see the results of the woman’s breast augmentation surgery.

Bates is being replaced by Shannis Stock who has been named IDOC Acting Deputy Director, Southern Region. Stock has been Warden at Southwestern Illinois C.C. since 2011, and as Acting Deputy Director, she will oversee all IDOC facilities in the Southern Region and will report directly to Director Godinez.

* From the Illinois Department of Corrections…

Not only was a thorough investigation immediately conducted by the Illinois Department of Corrections Chief Affirmative Action Officer, but Illinois Department of Corrections Director S.A. “Tony” Godinez also ordered the Department’s Chief of Investigations and Intelligence to fully investigate the allegations against Deputy Director Ty Bates.

Upon completion of both investigations, it was determined that Deputy Director Bates’ communications had violated IDOC policies and, while not rising to the level of legal sexual harassment, they did meet the Department’s definition of such harassment. Accordingly, appropriate discipline has been imposed on Deputy Director Bates, including suspension and again completing mandatory employee training. Also, he has verified the re-reading of IDOC policies on future communication with the complainant regarding this topic. Further action is being considered.

“We have zero tolerance for any violation of our policies and are committed to strict enforcement of them,” said Director Godinez. “No one is exempt, whether they are in management or not. Proper conduct in the workplace and toward fellow employees and, really, everyone we encounter is of tremendous importance to this department and to my team. We have taken appropriate action here, as we should.”

* The release was also accompanied by this statement from the IDOC spokesman…

In Sending you this release, I’m also saying (as Tom Shaer) on the record:

1.) “I confirm Ty Bates’ resignation as IDOC Deputy Director, Southern Region”
2.) “ALL actions taken since the IDOC began two thorough investigations nearly two months ago were taken only because they were the right by and for all involved. Nothing –nothing- was due to anything said by anyone or what happened elsewhere.”
3.) “We didn’t discuss internal personnel matters publicly but the investigations proceeded unimpeded. That was as instructed by IDOC Director Godinez, who, as you know, reports to Governor Quinn.”

Odd.

– Posted by Rich Miller

29 Comments »
– what language are you speaking? – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 11:37 am:

Don’t you hire a spokesperson because he or she is better at saying stuff than you are?

“ALL actions taken since the IDOC began two thorough investigations nearly two months ago were taken only because they were the right by and for all involved. Nothing –nothing- was due to anything said by anyone or what happened elsewhere.”

3.) “We didn’t discuss internal personnel matters publicly but the investigations proceeded unimpeded. That was as instructed by IDOC Director Godinez, who, as you know, reports to Governor Quinn.”

You can say that again — or can you?

“We do not torture prisoners in the IDOC — only syntax.”

– John Bambenek – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 11:39 am:

“We do not torture prisoners in the IDOC — only syntax.”

That’s priceless right there.

– wishbone – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 11:42 am:

“Rather than being dismissed, however, Bates was promoted to warden at Big Muddy Correctional Center and 10 months later was promoted to deputy director of IDOC’s southern region.”

Can we get the name of the person(s) who promoted him? Maybe that person(s) needs to be disciplined or fired.

– Quinn T. Sential – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 11:50 am:

{“We do not torture prisoners in the IDOC — only syntax.” }

Actually I found it to be rather cruel and unusual punishment to the reader as well.

– OneMan – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 11:52 am:

== ALL actions taken since the IDOC began two thorough investigations nearly two months ago were taken only because they were the right by and for all involved. Nothing –nothing- was due to anything said by anyone or what happened elsewhere. ==

Ok, I freely admit my grammar, spelling and sentence structure leave a lot to be desired. But point #2 makes me look like a old school English teacher by comparison.

– Anon – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 11:55 am:

If the spokesperson were any good, he’d still be doing sports on the local news in Chicago or on the Score.

– Dee Lay – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 12:01 pm:

Clouted Spokesman much?

That was terrible.

– Downstate Illinois – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

Good riddance, but can you believe anything the IDOC spokespeople say at this point.

– wordslinger – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 12:11 pm:

–…according to Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer.–

Is that the former Happy News sportscaster?

– OneMan – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 12:43 pm:

Is it really the same Tom Shear?

– Transplant – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 12:46 pm:

Same guy. He makes sure you know that when you first speak.

– Lil Squeezy – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 12:52 pm:

The Director and I use different definitions of zero tolerance

– Barney Fife – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 1:30 pm:

The Director caught up in a cover up. Female employees across the state should call for his resignation. Shameful.

– Zig – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

What else has to happen under this Directors watch. The Gov’s office needs to terminate Godinez. Bates should have never been in that position from being found guilty of the first charge. It does not seem that there was all these problems with Doc until Godinez took over.

– what language are you speaking? – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 2:12 pm:

I guess they hired him for his strategic communications savvy. Because this makes the governor look soooo goooood….

– Keep Calm and Carry On – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 2:22 pm:

Please.

It’s going to take a lot more than this to clean up DOC. And that statement leaves more than a little to be desired.

– Warden Speck – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 2:28 pm:

Bates was disciplined and transferred as asst warden from Centralia to asst warden at big muddy by then Director Randle. After Randle left Godinez promoted to him to Warden. Then Godinez promoted him to Dep director. Lastly, after find improper actions with subordinate (s)… Godinez should have removed him from that position of authority… Of course bates is close to the Guv, so Godinez did not do the appropriate action of demoting bates. It took public awareness of this….. And I would say damage control is his resignation.

– Jb – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 2:52 pm:

So who appointed Bates the Gov are Director Of Doc how does this work?

– Are You Serious – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 4:28 pm:

The Director approves an Epar which is sent to GOMB for there approval. Essentially these are the only positions the Union doesn’t control anymore nor does Rutan apply.

– Formerly Known As… – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 5:24 pm:

Did we ever find out if Bates was indeed a part of the Quinn campaign organization in Southern Illinois?

@wordslinger – “Happy News” guy? What is this revelation?

If we learn something new every day, this is about to be my learnin’ for the day. Time to get my “google” on.

– Formerly Known As… – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 5:29 pm:

=== Upon completion of both investigations ===

Odd timing. Funny how those reports coincidentally wrapped up around the same time the Department of Justice released their findings concerning the abuse of those juveniles.

Can we see those reports, Mr. Godinez?

And by the way, what are you doing to address the findings of sexual assault on juvenile inmates by IDOC staff as detailed in the Department of Justice report?

– Old timer – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 6:29 pm:

The way this administration works is he will just get another high level position in state government.

– Mik – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 6:42 pm:

Ok the last time I chkd it was 2013….. Bates was accused in 2007???? Lil slow on the investigation for that one….. Maybe was swept under the rug? Shouldnt the Director “Godinez” also be held accountable for not following thru 6 yeard ago? Time for him to go too!!!

– cruel one – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 7:28 pm:

Well Bates is gone, now Godinez needs to hit the road

– Anonymous – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 8:25 pm:

FKA…DJJ and DOC are tw odifferent agencies. The report dealt with DJJ inmates and abuse at DJJ facilities by other DJJ inmates and/or DJJ staff. Not much DOc can do about that. Now the Governor and DJJ…that’s a different story. They might should address the issue.

– kryptonite – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 10:30 pm:

“ALL actions taken since the IDOC began two thorough investigations nearly two months ago were taken only because they were the right by and for all involved. Nothing –nothing- was due to anything said by anyone or what happened elsewhere.”

Please,Please, Mr.Shaer explain this statement. Sounds like your aggressive manner in ensuring that people think the Director was on top of this and let the media in it is the motive. What is the old saying, Ray Charles could see through this one. All crap hit the fan when the media asked about this one and IDOC scrambled to respond to the attempted coverup. Another black eye for the Governor, how many more is going to take for you to see the light with this guy!

– Joe Bob – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 10:45 pm:

Press needs to dive into Mike Atchison too.One of the Directors right hand Administrators. Talk to front line staff this guy is going to get someone hurt. This whole Godinez Administration is bad real bad that’s why I retired early as a administrator under there comander. I seen the writing on the wall.

– Please Gov – Monday, Jun 10, 13 @ 10:50 pm:

Clean house with Doc, get a all new top level Administration before someone gets really hurt. What is it going to take?

– sparrow hawk – Tuesday, Jun 11, 13 @ 12:46 am:

Scandals and cover ups by the constituents of IDOC. The removal of Godinez should the main focus point.

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