Steve Conklin plea for assistance – a true victim of corrupt courts in need of reform

For quite some time, we have wrestled with the use of apparent hyperbole, trying to exercise restraint, in trying to describe to you the essence of the problem we are dealing with in this site, but there simply is no more question that we are dealing with corrupt courts, as that term is defined by Webster’s.  Our crony capitalism/courthouse corruption article discussed one perception of the real nature of the dis-ease and discomfort underlying the occupy movement, that being “fairness”, and how it made complete sense to look at the cronyism practices in the courts, as the system for the administration of fairness, in that evaluation, even if it means upsetting common beliefs held by all of us concerning the faith we want to have in our courts.

We have sufficiently defined the problem, and given repeated examples of what the courts are doing, and we no longer apologize for using the term corruption to define courts in central Pennsylvania, particularly the federal court in Harrisburg, except, again, to the extent that we have to state this tragic truth.

The Steve Conklin case has been discussed extensively on this site, and the brand new federal Judge, Robert D. Mariani’s handling of the federal claims in the Conklin case, see Mariani gets F in Con Law 101, has shown that the courts themselves, at least in central Pennsylvania, have no interest in doing anything other than protecting themselves, and not the American citizens whose doors they are open to.  The abusive way the Bailey clients motions to open judgment are being handled proves that.

As we alerted you in our last update on the Conklin case, bankruptcies filed by Conklin and Andy Ostrowski put off the lawless eviction once again, and the matter is being dealt with promptly by the bankruptcy court, in the federal building here in Harrisburg.  Predictably, the bank and their attorneys from the Pittsburgh law firm of Grenen & Birsic have made an emergency filing with the court, and are seeking to have the bankruptcy stay lifted, and Conklin and Ostrowski both sanctioned for the filing.  Yes, the firm that relies upon “robo-signers” to create fraudulent documents and lawyers who openly lie in court, are asking that Conklin and Ostrowski be punished for their bad faith conduct.  We will bring you the update from the hearing, which is scheduled for January 31, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the bankruptcy court, Third Floor, Federal Building at Third and Walnut Streets in Harrisburg.

Steve Conklin has sent out a plea for help, a copy of which has been sent to us.  Steve has truly been abused by the courts, both in his own right, and due to his association with attorney Don Bailey, and we are bringing to you his own words that underlay his plea for help.  We have made a call out to Senators Casey and Toomey for assistance, but, to this point, there is no evidence that it has been heard, and we will be stepping-up our political efforts to make court reform a priority, but for now we bring you Steve Conklin’s plea for help in his own words, and ask that you help in any way you can:

From: Satori Farm Info [mailto:info@satorifarm.org] Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 11:58 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Please Help!

My name is Stephen Conklin; I am the owner of SatoriFarm, located at 100 Spangler Road, Lewisberry, Pa. 17339. We have been and continue to be subject to an unlawful eviction, by force (last monday the Sheriff’s Department had at least seven cars with 2-3 deputies each, plus others ready to swoop down on us).

I was only able to stop this at the last moment by filing Bankruptcy. There is  “expedited hearing”  seeking to immediately vacate the automatic stay, plus prospective bar to keep me from filing anymore, plus request for sanctions, set for Tuesday, January 31, 2012 @ 9:30am, in Judge Mary France’s Courtroom, 3rd floor, of the Federal Courthouse in Harrisburg.

Occupy Harrisburg, York, Lancaster and Carlisle as well as other have come out to support us. They were here last Monday, as well as a previous attempt on December 8th, 2011. The Monday event was streamed live world-wide. We have been featured in the Patriot News, the York Dispatch, Fox43 News, as well as 2 4 hour segments of local york Comcast Tv Joe live, and on radio shows such as Dr. Robin Falkov, and Paleo-Radio.

Throughout the courts, I have never received a full, fair and impartial hearing in front of a fair and impartial tribunal. (Even a cursory review of the record would literally shock the conscience)

I have never been allowed discovery even by motion to compel (the bank’s attorney’s even put in writing they would never submit to it)

i have been denied subpoena’s )the other side didn’t even have to appear to have it quashed – it was already decided prior to.

A protection order was issued- and further denial to obtain any additional subpoena’s without court permission, first. (never gonna happen)

I have been attacked by a sheriff’s deputy who put his hand firmly on my collarbone and his other on his holster, and told to sit down and shut up, for merely saying “Your Honor” , meanwhile having a host of things decided against me. (january 27, 2009) This was done again (February 18, 2009) prior to the “hearing” even starting, where the sheriff’s deputy does the exact same thing only this time saying, “you are going to remain quiet, aren’t you Mr. Conklin?”. The County admits doing this, but says I was “disruptive”, however, at least five affidavits from witnesses, including 2 attorneys, clearly states, at no time was I anything but polite and courteous.

I have been labeled in a false light, by Federal Judge Kane, who sua sponte who struck pertinent portions of my federal complaint (1:10-cv-2501) stating it all was “immaterial, impertinent and scandalous” where, inter alia, I was asking for a federal investigation; and, she struck a motion for recusal in its entirety – she goes on to recuse herself so I can’t claim retaliation, but then labels me with  having a “longstanding and outrageous pattern of hostility towards the court and its judicial officers”  this is simply not true and I asked for a hearing on it to present evidence. No response.

Since then, both myself and my brother have been followed by federal marshals each time we would go to the courthouse to file routine papers, even into the bathroom, culminating on Sept 28, 2011, where the marshal who followed me was on his radio asking if he had to stay with me and then proceeded to say I was on a “list” downstairs. I could not find out what this “list” was, but I have to assume I am perceived, albeit erroneously, as some kind of threat, I have been attacked, by a tipstaff of commonwealth court, threatened with arrest, whilst I was giving testimony on the stand on behalf of someone else – again.. witness affidavits and even the transcripts show I was doing absolutely nothing wrong.

I have had default judgments entered (at least twice) that were facially-defective – I wasn’t even given the amount of time under the rules to respond.

I have had refused, a default judgment after it was stamped in, that was not defective, and was later told they would not enter it, but they couldn’t tell me why. when pressed about it, they said it was because it would have ended the case in my favor.

I have had a judge (Maria Musti Cook, of York, admit that in response to my preliminary objections, that the bank failed to answer the merits of my claims, but go on to say, I can present them at time of trial.. I never got the trial (by the same judge) or even a hearing.

I have had several instances of judges out of York, who were defendants in my federal complaint, continue to rule against me, even reach into other cases and rule, despite the clear impropriety of it and the fact I asked for their recusal.

I was even refused a timely filing of appeal (October 12, 2011) that forced me to write a writ of mandamus, as well as a petition for allowance of appeal, nunc pro tunc, afore they were forced by Superior Court to take it.

I have had numerous instances of filings never served on me, prior to be ruled upon quickly, including one where an attorney who had never appeared, or filed anything previously, had a judge (Renn) of York court, sign an order (12/11/08) BEFORE it was ever filed with the prothonotary, and, despite my having checked the dockets 3 times (12/12/08, 12/18/08, 12/22/08) suddenly on 12/23/08 I receive the order already granting something I never had a chance to respond to (they salted the files, and this too has happened a few times – I had long been forced to get certified copies of the dockets whenever I could because of this)

I have had judges have hearings that I had no notice of.

I have had judges have hearings where i got wind of, and found that the atty.s hadn’t even filed anything in the record to have the hearing on.

I have had time stamped filings of my own, vanish.

I have had an attorney for the other side and the solicitor for the prothonotary openly conspire in front of myself and my brother, (in the elevator) how they could fix it – subsequently they got a hearing I had no notice of and a pleading I had filed before this disappeared from the record.

(all this and more, as i am only brushing what has happened- the list goes on and on)

On December 7, 2010, I filed a federal complaint under Section 1983 (1:10-cv-2501) This went through 3 judges, (Kane, Rambo, Mariani) the last one being appointed by “verbal order”. Judge Mariaini initially granted  2 TRO’s , each of 2 week duration (December 7, 2011, and January 4, 2012, respectively) but i never got a hearing on the request for preliminary injunctive relief (not getting a hearing has been a re-occurring theme throughout) Judge Mariani was only appointed to the bench on November 10, 2011 and has never been a judge prior to this (labor lawyer) – he is a long time supporter of Senator Bob Casey and in return, got to be a judge. I believe I am being singled out.

On or about January 17, 2012 Judge Mariani denied additional relief and dismissed the judicial, bank and law firm that represents them defendants – citing- lack of jurisdiction (Anti-injunction act) and Rooker-Feldman. He did this despite the fact that Section 1983 is an exception to the Anti-Injunction Act (Mitchum v. Foster) and the fact when i filed, there was state action pending) Additionally, he fails to take into account Hovey v. Elliott, and its progeny, as well as a host of other Supreme court cases, cited, which provides for my substantive right and the fact I have never received a real hearing.

He relied on a report and recommendation by Magistrate Judge Blewitt, who cited a bevy of cases, some saying they were directly on point, as to why relief should not be granted. I researched many of these cases, and none of them (none) were anywhere near my case. I pointed this out, to no avail. What all of those cases did have in common however, was the fact that they all…. got a hearing; no matter what I do, I cannot. (Looking at Fed Rule 52, and 65, and case law to go with it, everyone else seems to get a hearing – and certainly the cases cited against me, they all got one too)

As to the foreclosure complaint – I have indubitable evidence by way of 2 expert affidavits, from nationally-recognized fraud Expert, Lynn Szymoniak, Esquire, attesting to, amongst other things, the blatant fraud of the “manufactured assignments”, done by “robo-signers” and other highly improper irregularities. (Ms. Szymoniak has trained even the FBI and others on fraud detection and was featured on April 3, 2011 segment of Sixty Minutes)

For example: Chase Bank of Texas claims on November 11, 2005 they assigned the Mortgage note to Deustche Bank of Americas (something something or other) effective June 18, 2002. This is notarized by Natalie Flowers on November 8, 2005 – three days prior to the alleged execution. Natalie Flowers (by expert affidavit) has acted as a Vice-President for several banks. This is a back-dated assignment, and whilst I cannot find case law on this for Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York and California all find that it is the date of execution and not the antecedent date that controls. Moreover, Deutsche Bank then claims it assigned the mortgage to EMC Mortgage (the folks coming after me) on October 20, 2004. But, On October 18, 2004, Chase Bank of Texas caused our home to be sold at sheriff’s sale (without a judgment- they used a docket number for a different property and attached it to a writ of execution, that should have never been issued by the prothonotary) I told them at time of that sale, it was unlawful (the then-sheriff, the county solicitor and the bank’s attorney) and why it couldn’t be sold, but they did it anyway. I got it back when I told the purchaser who came to give me notice to get out what happened, and he went back and demanded his money back. It shoiuld also be noted that the person who assigned it from Deutsche Bank, Sherry Doza, as Vice -President, by expert affidavit, has acted as V.P for literally dozens of other banks, and even her “signature” is done by numerous others, and at no time has she worked for any of them. Also, the form of Deutsche Bank being used does not exist.  (in a two day period, 10/18/04-10/20/04 -4 banks claim ownership- most overlapping to the same day)

Additionally, the foreclosure complaint  is verified by Rick Wilken as working for EMC. Per expert affidavit, Rick Wilken has acted as a V.P for other banks too, and at no time did he work for EMC but was and/or is employed by Lender Processing Services (formally a subsidiary of Fidelity) and every other single verification (there are several) the the bank’s attorney’s have done, (Grenen & Birsic) is clearly and unequivocally, facially-defective.

There is also, prior to sale, and still on the York county recorder of deeds docket, where a lienholder was notified of a sale of the property. He subsequently paid them . The attorneys for the bank perjured themselves by sworn affidavit that they had no knowledge of any of this, and later had to admit they are the ones that contacted him in the first place. Then they claimed the payment was no good, yet I have evidence, via cusip number which tracks negotiable instruments, that they have deposited this into a fidelity account in Boston. The judge, Stephen Linebaugh, who is/was a defendant in my federal suit, never addresses whether the payment was good or not, instead, he says that the lienholder could not obtain power of attorney to enter a satisfaction. (the payment itself though, never invalided)

I have had several  judges out of the York court, who are defendants continue to rule on things.. all of it meant to harm me.

NO ONE will even mention the word fraud, or the expert affidavits, regardless of what cases in support I cite. (and there are many)

There are additional issues of race as well, which has to do with my taken the indigent in as well as bringing inner city children out to the farm during the summer to see, where eggs come from. Transcripts altered, Tape altered, 7 witness affidavits, all deposed, none refuted, that attest to what was said. A federal judge, Conner, saying I was not entitled to a verbatim transcript and in a footnote, stating (paraphrased) “Plaintiff does not claim to be a minority, so what is plaintiff’s problem with ‘little children of color’ being discriminated against on plaintiff’s property”. Tried to address this (reconsider) through my attorney (I have largely represented myself on everything else) was then attacked and me as well as he issued a show cause as to why Mr. Bailey should not be sanctioned for “grammatical errors”, even though clearly the judge made numerous errors, including case citations. this judge refused to recuse and never addressed the issue for reconsideration put in front of him.   I know for a fact, race issues, a developers desire to get hold of this property as well as my association with Don Bailey, and the fact I dared speak of any of it, are exactly the reasons we are being denied wholesale, all means and manner of due process other rights.

WE desperately need help here.. some light shone.. on all that is and continues to go on….  again, I haven’t begun to get into the depth of all of it, we just need as much attention drawn to it as possible..  I have, documents to support everything I am saying here.

Please… if you could offer anything here.. even some guidance or other thoughts, it would be most appreciated.. Thank you for the time and consideration you have afforded in the foregoing; I apologize for the length and likely ramble in it.. I just did not know of another way to present it..

If so inclined, you may reach me @ (717) 458-2815, or by cell @ (717) 460-5450  (if I miss your call, please leave a message and I will return it promptly)

sincerely /s/ Stephen G. Conklin – Satorifarm

Satori Farm Expert Witness Lynn Szymoniak, esq. on 60 Minutes

Watch Lynn Szymoniak on 60 Minutes discussing Foreclosure Fraud:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7361572n

View the Proof of the Fraud being commited against Satori Farm by Lynn Szymoniak:

Lynn Szymoniak’s expert witness affidavits proving fraudulent foreclosure documents are being used against Satori Farm

http://www.satorifarm.org/documents/2011_Lynn_Szymoniak_Affidavit_for_Satori_Farm_Fraudulent_Foreclosure.pdf

View the Proof of the Fraud being commited against Satori Farm by Janus Handwriting Experts

Janus Handwriting Experts affidavit proving more fraud and irregularities against Satori Farm

http://www.SatoriFarm.org/documents/2009_janus_handwriting.pdf

Video Footage:

Satori Farm – EMC Mortgage Fraud Foreclosure Victims, with Don Bailey on Joe Live 1/14/2012:

VIDEO: Civil Rights Attorney Don Bailey (former Pennsylvania Auditor General and U.S. Congressman) with Satori Farm (EMC Foreclosure Fraud Victims) discussing Fraud, Judicial Misconduct, Racism by a Federal Judge, and Corruption in Pennsylvania Courts – Back on JoeLive (2nd episode)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVueZjLNKLs

Please help in any way you feel you can.  We will continue to offer suggestions as to how you may.

Thank you.

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