UPDATE – Sept 17, 2009
Dr. Hamilton was FREED from CCDOC today. The charges of perjury were nolle pros’d and she pled guilty to violation of probation in exchange for being sentenced to jail time served. She believes she is and actually is innocent and will now focus on the appeal of her conviction for vendor fraud and theft. When that conviction is overturned, then the violation of probation will also be overturned as you can’t be guilty of violation of probation if the probation never legally existed.
The facts are that her indictment is void because it was legally insufficient. She was never arrested for the crime before trial so the trial was illegal. According to the Federal Medicaid Code, nothing she did was illegal so the charges are void according to the Supremacy clause of the Constitution. The IL Attorney General had no legal right to bring Medicaid fraud charges without the consent or participation of the Cook County States Attorney. The SA had brought the charges and then dismissed them. In addition to these facts there are several other reasons why the charges, the trial, the conviction and the sentence are null and void.
I had filed a petition for habeas corpus that was heard by Judge Biebel. He appointed Prof. Daniel Coyne of the Kent School of law to represent Dr. Hamilton. Prof. Coyne should be thanked for helping orchestrate this deal to get her released. Now Dr. Hamilton can focus on her appeal and gather the necessary documents as a free woman with no strings attached. The part of her sentence on vendor faud and theft including $400,000 restitution and 600 hrs community service, as well as probation was vacated in the deal.
The following is a letter to the Director of the Chicago FBI Office. I am asking him to save a life. Please help me by ACTING. Write a letter to Mr. Grant and Asst. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Write a letter to the press. The addresses are at the end of this post. Disseminate this information widely on every blog possible. This is a matter of life and death. This is a matter of preserving the Republic. In this terrible time in Illinois we need ANY help we can get. IF we could raise $200,000 we could pay the bail and get Dr. Hamilton out of jail and to a hospital if necessary. If we could raise $20,000 to $50,000 we could get her a good attorney. Help us wrench back our State of Illinois from the corrupt. Read the following link that gives you a brief idea what we are up against.
HELP SAVE A LIFE, A TALENTED PERSON, HER CAREER, AND LET HER CONTINUE HER WORK TO HELP THE POOR, THE MENTALLY ILL, AND THE DISADVANTAGED. Talk is cheap. Please walk the walk and don’t just talk the talk. We are in desperate straits in Illinois. Gov. Blagojevic is the tip of the iceberg of corruption. He is merely a puppet. The real crooks are behind the scenes and spread out like an octopus with tentacles.
Special Agent Robert Grant:
Please discuss this with AUSA Patrick Fitzgerald. Please read this in detail. I am asking you to intervene to save a life of probably the most valuable witness against corruption in IL that you could have.
I am writing to PLEAD WITH YOU to please meet with me and go to CCDOC and meet with Dr. Maisha Hamilton [Bennett]. This is to save her life and preserve a valuable witness for you to use against corruption. She has more knowledge about the Jacksons, Vrdolyak, Rev. Meeks, Stroger, and many African American politicians in IL than almost anyone!!!!
Dr. Hamilton is a brilliant and talented person devoted to mental health care for the poor. She is a Harvard graduate in that she has a certificate from the Kennedy School of Government. She is the first black Ph.D. psychologist in Illinois and graduated from the University of Chicago. She was until 2002 the Chief Mediator for the Postal Service. She was appointed Deputy Dir. of the Chicago Board of Health in charge of mental health clinics by Mayor Wahington. She is a law abiding citizen. She was the psychologist examining and treating the two boys, age 7 and 8, falsely accused in the Ryan Harris murder and is responsible in proving they could not have committed the crime. She was on the Board of Directors of Rainbow Push. I have attached her CV. Please look at it. When she took office a Daley operative came in and told her to just sit at her desk as a figure head and he would run the department. She kicked him out and has been the victim of retaliation for the last 20+ years!
Pay to play is common regarding obtaining contracts with Illinois or Cook County agencies. Dr. Hamilton ALWAYS said NO THANKS – I won’t pay a kickback. Dr. Markos is head of the forensic clinical services at the Cook Count Courts. I doubt he would be there if he didn’t pay the kick-back.
Dr. Hamilton was fraudulently arrested and convicted of Medicaid vendor fraud (a state charge). I know absolutely she is innocent. She was convicted of having her company bill Medicaid for mental health services of her employees who were psychologists and counselors. They said that the Medical Director’s name was used as the provider. The issue is that the billing agent Louise Moore of Data Medical Works without Dr. Hamilton’s knowledge, and because Ms. Moore fraudulently holds herself out as an expert at setting up companies to bill Medicaid, and because the IL Medicaid provider unit told her to do so, wrongfully set up Dr. Hamilton’s company, Hamilton Wholistic Healthcare, to bill fee-for-service instead of as a licensed Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center (“ADTC”). ADTCs in IL can bill under the center’s name for services of employees who are not physicians! In addition her center was an inpatient treatment center and mostly billed for services to inpatients. She also billed legitimately for services to children of the patients who received counseling. She didn’t even know that Ms. Moore was billing under a medical director’s name, instead of billing under the center name, because the checks from Medicaid were made out to Hamilton Wholistic Healthcare.
Ms. Moore by the way bills fraudulently by percentage instead of by each itemized service. According to the rules, this is Medicaid fraud and you have been ignoring this for a decade or more. Ms. Moore is becoming very wealthy off of this fraud and off of fraudulently holding herself out as an expert at not only billing but also setting up companies to bill. Ms. Moore actually is just setting people up to be wrongfully indicted by the sham prosecutor Lisa Madigan – who under IL law has brought these charges against Dr. Hamilton without any jurisdiction! I would like to explain this to you in detail, but if you do not understand – and want to figure this out yourself please read – a fed habeas case – 08 C 6216 AND 08 C 4627.
Dr. Hamilton was fraudulently convicted and sent to County Jail for six months of a wrongful incarceration. They tried to kill her twice there – one time the officers told two deranged and violent inmates to shank her in the shower but she was saved by other inmates who warned her to stay away from the shower. During the 4 yr probation sentence following incarceration she fled to Virginia to her brothers house so she could file habeas petition with the US Supreme Court.
She also testified against IL S. Court and at the time IL Appellate court judge Ann Burke. Judge Burke is up to her ears in corruption in that her husband accepts $10,000 payments (bribes?) to get people elected to judgeships. This buys them the backing of the “machine” and puts their election signs up on the lawns of employees of the Cook County Court Clerk’s Office and the Cook County Sheriff’s office in addition to campaigning by public employees on public time and the word of the party to gather votes. Judge Burke has lawless control over the higher courts.
Dr. Hamilton knows about the courts more than most people because her sister, Morgan Hamilton, is a Cook County Circuit Court Judge, and she has been “friends” with so many prominent politicians! Dr. Hamilton told me there was no way she would win an appeal in the IL Courts as they are corrupt and she testified against Judge Burke in the Baby T case where J. Burke illegally arranged to have guardianship of Baby T – Travis Oldelson. Judge Burke essentially kidnapped Baby T in order to have a black child she could parade on her Christmas cards to get the black vote! Isn’t that sick!!!! I would like to tell you how J. Burke accomplished this. I suggest you also talk to Baby T’s mother Tina.
Any ways, Dr. Hamilton is so convinced that the fed court system HAS to hear her when she has no possibility of justice in IL – because the cabal of corruption at their highest level needs to shut her up and discredit her because they know how much information she has, that she fled and filed documents in the US Supreme Court for habeas which of course were dismissed for failure to exhaust state remedies – per my understanding.
Dr. Hamilton is so INTENSELY FRIGHTENED of the justice system in IL and the cabal of corruption (consisting of her former “friends) – Judge Evans, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Danny Davis, Bobby Rush, Ms. Adams, Rev/Sen Meeks, etc that this has seemingly irrationally colored her decision to refuse to participate in a state appeal. Extreme fear and personal knowledge of the extent of the corruption actually make her decision rational. The State Appellate Defender wrote a very good appeal that should get her conviction overturned because of MANY gross civil rights violations and due process violations. However the appeal was thrown out because she was a fugitive. Up to now she has refused to write a petition to the IL Appellate Court to reinstate the appeal.
Anyways, the IL Atty Gen’s office FRAUDULENTLY CALLED the Washington DC Federal Marshall fugitive task force and told them a complete LIE. They said she was a major criminal who committed fraud and that her name was all over the papers and that if they didn’t pick her up immediately she would flee and they would lose her. They came into her brother’s house, breaking down the door, with guns up and arrested her. They were then furious when the IL Gov failed to send in a timely fashion a Governor’s warrant and the only charges pending against her were a probation violation and a warrant for perjury. Therefore, their arrest was ILLEGAL!!!
Then Dr. Hamilton, in her extreme fear, (I would testify that she called me and was adamant about her fear of being killed by corrupt officials in Chicago) jumped the $2000 bail imposed by the Virginia courts and fled to St. Louis, where she spent a year filing habeas petition with the federal court in St. Louis. However they also dismissed it for failure to exhaust state remedies. The IL Atty Gen then traced her to St. Louise where she was living “under the radar.”
She was arrested in St. Louis in April and extradicted to IL. She is now in CCDOC awaiting a trial on perjury (she testified in the Ryan Harris – two boys civil suit against the city that she was not convicted of making false statements – the Cook Co States Atty. then charged her with perjury for failing to state she had been convicted of Medicaid Vendor Fraud. I witnessed her testimony and she actually didn’t lie. She chose her words VERY carefully.
She is now at CCDOC. Sadly as she is a raw foods vegetarian she does not eat much and is starving away. I believe this may be severely damaging her health because as you know medical care is denied at CCDOC for all practical purposes. Starvation may lead to more compulsive thinking and behaviors, as well as increase their fear and frustration. She has self-studied law and is overly verbose and doesn’t understand that the rules are VERY rigid and she can’t get around corrupt IL courts by ignoring the rules that she must exhaust state remedies. I believe she actually has a case that she cannot get justice in the IL courts and that the Fed. Court should hear her habeas for that reason, but this is not being properly presented to them.
The judge in her case ordered a fitness exam. The problem is that the examiner is part of the cabal of corruption. He apparently has found her unfit – in my opinion this is impossible!!!! I actually examined Dr. Hamilton and filed a fitness exam report with the court a few years back. I know her well now and have reviewed her pleadings, CV, talked with people she worked with and her sister and wish I could see her now and evaluate her present physical condition, which I believe to be quite dire. I believe they may be using this to get rid of her and may obtain a fraudulent judgment to drug her out of her mind. She is estranged from her very ill sister Judge Hamilton and has no one to help her but me, a Chicago Police Homicide Detective who can verify that everything I am saying is true and a few friends. My hands are tied in ways you are well aware of!!! I can’t help her right now but you can. Please do so for your benefit, to protect a witness. Perhaps you can put her in a witness protection program after you verify everything.
Dr. Hamilton was treating a person in the trucking department of the City of Chicago, – you know his name. He has obsessive compulsive disorder. He became director of the dept under the Washington administration and then was demoted under the Daley administration so their corrupt allies could take the job. This man’s condition caused him to zerox papers from that office for the past 20+ years and bring the copies to his house. He has 100s of papers including a document on Mayor Daley’s letterhead made out to one of the truckers who admitted paying a bribe stating that the bribe should be paid to the fund “friends of Madigan.” Why are you ignoring this?
I believe she is in grave danger and may die or have permanent damage from inappropriately prescribed drugs if she is not rescued.
PLEASE FOR GOD’S SAKE – PROTECT ONE OF THE BEST WITNESSES YOU HAVE AGAINST THE CABAL OF CORRUPTION – FIND A WAY TO TRANSFER HER TO THE FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, PRESERVE HER HEALTH, AND INTERVIEW HER!!! PLEASE PLEASE – FOR GOD’S SAKE – DON’T THROW AWAY LIKE A PIECE OF GARBAGE ONE OF THE BEST WITNESSES YOU ARE IGNORING. SHE WAS A TARGET OF VRYDOLIAK AND BURKE!!! She knows the inner workings of Rainbow Push and every Department in Illinois. She personally for the last 20+ years knows what has been going on!!!!
What is wrong with you!!!!
Linda Lorincz Shelton, Ph.D., M.D.
Special Agent Robert Grant
Director FBI Chicago
2111 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608-1128
Assistant US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald
Office of United States Attorney
219 S. Dearborn, Fifth Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Cook County States Attorney
50 W. Washington, Room 500
Chicago, IL 60602
Judge Mary Brosnahan – (regarding perjury case)
Criminal Court Building Room 303
2600 S. California Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Judge Thomas Gainer – (regarding fitness and Fraud Conviction)
Criminal Court Building Room 303
2600 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
I don’t know the numbers or addresses of the press – please contact them, and please send me any contact information that you feel I might find useful.
Please also send me names and contact information for any activists, ministers, politicians, or celebrities that you feel may be willing to join this cause.
If you know any psychologists or psychiatrist willing to donate their services to examine Dr. Hamilton for the defense please contact me.
If you wish to donate funds, please contact me. I am trying to set up a fund to pay for her defense. I have an attorney who will take the case if he is paid. I cannot afford to pay him.