Sherman H. Skolnick
| The Government-Criminal |
Connection - Part 2
by Sherman H.
As we told you in Part 1, The Government-Criminal Connection
has moved their operations just west, northwest, and north of Chicago.
And we told you about the Gestapo-like raid on the residence of my associates
who assist with our weekly public access Cable TV Show about high-level
government corruption. State and local operatives WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT,
seized our documents and other items for a then upcoming TV show about
corruption of the Chicago IRS and the State Revenue Department jointly
with the state and federal judges.
For our weekly show, we taped a one-hour program called
"Corruption: Chicago to the White House". While the unlawful
search mess was pending in court, surrogates for the Clinton White House
went one step more and also WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT, seized the Master
Tape of our Show about the high-level corruption of Illinois State and
federal officials and judges tied to the White House along with the State
Revenue and the Chicago IRS.
Just west of Chicago is Du Page County. There, in Court,
we demanded the return of our news media items grabbed without legal formalities.
Regarding the Judges hearing our demand for the return of these items,
we insisted the Judges remove themselves. Why? As we showed in Court, confronting
them to their face, we were working on an upcoming TV Show about the one
million dollar embezzlement of the Du Page County Bar Association. The
rip-off had been covered up by the Chicago IRS and the State Revenue top-level
And how have the embezzled Bar Association funds been
used? To secretly finance Judges in Du Page and nearby counties in their
election campaigns, to be put on the bench. Pursuant to our demand, we
issued subpoenas for records from the Chief Judge in Du Page, Michael R.
Galasso, as well as from Christine Ory, then President of the Du Page County
Bar Association. When we confronted them in Court, two of the tainted judges
hearing the case did not deny that they were secretly benefitted in getting
on the bench from the embezzled Bar funds. Nevertheless, they refused to
remove themselves and ordered the subpoenas quashed, thus protecting themselves.
Hey, what about the age-old principle of Law that a person must not sit
as a Judge in their own case?
So we took an appeal to the next higher Court which is
one step below Illinois highest tribunal, the Illinois Supreme Court. That
is, to the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, in Elgin, Illinois.
Just as the appeal process started, the Du Page Chief Judge was promoted
to the higher court in Elgin. A coincidence, right? And replacing him as
Chief Judge---get this---was one of the tainted judges who refused to remove
Our undisputed Court papers showed the corrupt background
of a number of judges in the area, including some sitting in the Appellate
Court in Elgin. For example, we detailed how a Court "bagman"
(that is not someone packing groceries at the mart) had from time to time
invited, at his expense, various judges to visit his lavish villa in Jamaica.
The Judges arrived there, not with their wives, but with their mistresses.
The bagman arranged to photograph the Judges cavorting with their mistresses---for
blackmail, naturally. [One of the Judges was in on the "fix"
of a 58.4 million dollar case in his Court later related to the corruption
of Bill Clinton and the embezzlement of an Arkansas bank reportedly by
Bill and Hillary.]
[The Court bagman, by the way, is still functioning through
pals of his in Illinois and Florida. The reputed bagman is the nephew/godson
of Bishop Paul Marcinkus, until 1991 head of the Vatican Bank which some
contend is mafia/CIA linked.]
The Judges on the Illinois Supreme Court are not court-reformers
or whistle-blowers. [In 1969, our group touched off the biggest judicial
bribery scandal in U.S. history, causing the downfall then of the Illinois
high court and two judges were removed and one croaked in the commotion.
See some of our other stories about their current corruption regarding
Buying A Judgeship.] The Illinois Supreme Court Judges ordered all the
Appellate Court Judges in the Second District to step aside. They especially
assigned from another district, a three-judge panel to hear and consider
our appeal. Sounds like musical chairs, right? That is, three judges from
the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, Ottawa, Illinois. [Read
Part 1 of this series about Ottawa, Illinois and "The Boys".]
In running for re-election, earlier in the year 2000,
was one of the Third District Judges, Judith E. Koehler, one of the three-judge
panel assigned to our appeal. According to various authorities, on primary
election day, she reportedly apparently committed criminal violations of
the State Election laws. Authorities say the Judge was "electioneering"
inside at least 12 polling places on election day and she did not present
any candidate poll-watcher credentials at any of the precincts. State law
forbids promoting candidates within the polling places and within so many
feet of a polling place on election day
Guess what happened on the same day, Friday, June 2,
2000? A state prosecutor said he intended to prosecute Judge Judith E.
Koehler for criminal violations of State Election laws. But on second thought,
he decided not to try to put her in jail. He filed a 25-page report stating
why he changed his mind. "For those reasons, I have chosen to file
no criminal charges against Judy Koehler and, unless directed by the court,
I intend to pursue no further action in this matter". Quoting Special
Prosecutor Thomas R. Davis. (Story in the lawyer's newspaper, The Chicago
Daily Law Bulletin, Monday, June 5, 2000, front page.)
On that same Friday, Appellate Judge Judith E. Koehler
issued a ruling, dismissing our appeal without hearing it. The other two
judges on the panel concurred. In writing the decision, Judge Koehler committed
a fraud upon her own Court. She knowingly relied on the fraudulent statement
of the State authorities that they grabbed our news media items about Court
and IRS corruption, with search warrants while pursuing criminal charges
against us. As the Judge knows from the undisputed appeal record and our
Appeal Briefs, there were no search warrants and none are in the undisputed
And the criminal offenses planned to be mentioned in
upcoming TV Shows by us were/are about the embezzlement of the Bar Association,
benefitting the Judges, and high-level corruption of key judges jointly
with the Chicago IRS and the State Revenue Department. Even if there were
search warrants (which there were none), State law protects news media
items from being grabbed. A special hearing is required before State authorities
in Illinois can grab news media items. As shown by the undisputed appeal
record, and Judge Koehler knew it, there was no special hearing and there
were no search warrants.
To put it directly, Judge Koehler committed judicial
perjury and we have challenged her ruling, covering up the corruption,
as being a fraud upon her own court which makes her decision void. [Our
filed petition confronting her is pending as this is posted. Updates will
follow.] Putting fake "facts" into their supposed "ruling"
we call judicial perjury. [Lawyer-cowards are afraid to even whisper the
term.] In key cases, it happens more often than common folks know or understand.
Finding fake "facts" in rulings of judges we already suspect
of bank and other corruption, is one of the ways we go about investigating
judicial bribery. Crooked Judges cannot easily change the judge-made-law,
called case law, so they change the facts, putting in supposed "facts"
out of the air. The undisputed court record shows it is DAY, the crooked
judge in making a "fixed" decision says it is "NIGHT",
and applying case law as to "NIGHT", makes a corrupt decision
most often against underdogs, like us.
Is it just a coincidence? On the same day she found out
a Special Prosecutor was not, after all, going to reportedly want to send
the Judge to jail, she throws out our appeal involving high-level corruption
of her court colleagues?[Note: our way of investigating judicial corruption
over the last 40 years has resulted in the jailing, for bribery, of 20
local judges, 40 local lawyers, and a Chicago Federal appeals judge, formerly
the governor. Visit our website for details.]
Was Judge Judith E. Koehler blackmailed? I suppose the
Special Prosecutor will say he knows nothing about all this. Another way
to corruptly influence Judges, is for the highly politicized, terribly
corrupt IRS to suddenly start poking into the tax returns of the Judge
and/or his or her family and relatives. In the over 200 year Law History
of the U.S., only one judge was bold enough to issue, and have published
in the law books, a decision condemning the IRS as blackmailers of Judges.
It was a U.S. District Judge in Boston who said: "More than once judges
of a court have been indirectly reminded that they personally are taxpayers.
No sophisticated person is unaware that even in this Commonwealth the INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE has been in possession of facts with respect to public
officials which it has PRESENTED OR SHELVED in order to serve what can
only be called political ends, be they high or low. AND A JUDGE WHO KNOWS
THE SCORE is aware that every time his DECISION OFFENDS THE INTERNAL REVENUE
SERVICE he is inviting a close inspection of his own returns." Lord
versus Kelley, Volume 240 Federal Supplement page 167, at page 169 (U.S.
District Court, District of Mass., 1965). (Emphasis added.)[You can look
it up in a good-sized law library.] By the way, does The Hub, "The
Boys", the high-level Government-Criminal Connection mentioned in
this series, do they work their way into crooked deals by blackmail? Do
you suppose "The Boys" know about the embezzlement of the Du
Page County Bar Associatgion? And use it to corruptly influence lawyers,
judges, the IRS, and the State Revenue? Cynics laugh about all this, saying
"Hey, it's wonderful that someone thought to embezzle the funds of
the Bench and the Bar. Bar Associations are crooked. So the Du Page County
Bar Association got ripped off. So what." Stay tuned.
Since 1958, Mr.Skolnick has been a court reformer. Since 1963,
founder/chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, disclosing
certain instances of judicial and other bribery and political murders.
Since 1991 a regular panelist, and since 1995, moderator/producer, of
one-hour,weekly public access Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", Cablecast on
Channel 21, 9 p.m. each Monday in Chicago. For a heavy packet of printed
stories, send $5.00 [U.S. funds] and a stamped, self-addressed business
sized envelope [4-1/4 x 9-1/2 #10 size] WITH THREE STAMPS ON IT, to
Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, Sherman H. Skolnick,
Chairman, 9800 South Oglesby Ave., Chicago IL 60617-4870. Office, 7
days, 8 a.m. to midnight, (773) 375-5741 [PLEASE, no "just routine
calls]. Before sending FAX,
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