Gannon Cannon - Part 4
Bush, The Russian Mafiya, And The
Murder Of A Federal Judge's Family

By Sherman H. Skolnick
Some years ago, a Chicago alderman proclaimed, "Chicago is not ready for reform". Our motto has been, "Chicago, the mafia, CIA capitol of the world."
Citizen-reformers, faraway from the Windy City, have complained to me that their Federal Courthouse is as crooked as they have heard me describe as to the Windy City. They asked the impossible. That I in a few minutes on the phone, tell them how to investigate federal court corruption where they are.
We have come to understand that the occupants of the Chicago federal courthouse are most everyone, occupants of a crooked club.
One Chicago federal district judge somehow arranged for his wife to be the one sent to resolve discrimination claims by women against the supervisors and bosses at the Illinois plant of a Japanese car maker. For her work, the Judge's wife took home two million dollars.
A top official of another Japanese car maker complained to us that Chicago U.S. Bankruptcy Court officials were trying to shake down his firm for nearly a million dollars to "forget" that his firm supposedly owes many millions which he claims are false charges. That was the "Rusty Jones" case, a car undercoating firm that went bust.
Seldom mentioned in the spy-riddled, oil-soaked, massive tax-cheating Monopoly Press, are how federal extortionists in Chicago, under pretense of their title and authority, screw Japanese firms in particular that somehow end up in Chicago's crooked federal courts. One is left to wonder whether the Japanese underworld somehow is not sicced onto the judges.
More effective is the Russian underworld, called the Mafiya. They have come to be a growing presence in various places in the Nation. New York, Miami, Cleveland, and Chicago, just to name a few places.
The federal law enforcement authorities are the proverbial three monkeys as to the Russian criminals. Why? The FBI knows that many of the Mafiya are former murderous members of the Soviet Secret Political Police, the KGB. Although the FBI has their own bloody dirty tricks unit, Division Five and some other names not known, the FBI are simply chicken. They are not going to mess with a superior underworld army.
The Russkies have taken over the Chicago-area rackets. The "Red Light" District, stealing identities through stolen or otherwise used credit cards, superior quality counterfeit currency, moving company shakedowns, and extortion and blackmail schemes---the Russians are past masters, bringing over their methods from the Old World.
Real estate sales people whisper among themselves. How Yugoslav and Russian underworld types come into the office, point to a house and offer a very lowball price. When the salesmen or saleswomen hesitate, the hard-nose types point to the paper bags they brought with them and shower a desk with hundred dollar bills.
After the deal is okayed, the salespeople wonder to themselves: was the cocaine residue fully brushed off the paper money?
In the somewhat older neighborhood where Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow, her husband Michael, and her mother lived, a few blocks from the lake, there are a sprinkling of new neighbors. Some contend members of the Russian underworld quietly reside nearby.
A short course in security has to be understood. Example. A southside Chicago alderman complained of threats. So, the police guarded his house in three shifts. The police, while munching on their hamburgers, noticed from time to time that known gangsters and "bagmen" came and went from that residence. Upset by this, they quietly pushed the disclosures into the ears of reformers.
No surprise. That same alderman is now Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, one of the biggest court systems in the Nation.
Getting threats apparently from skinheads and such, Judge Lefkow and her house were guarded by the Chicago police and on occasion by the U.S. Marshal Security Service. Remember, "Chicago is not ready for reform".
In recent years, a notorious criminal was on trial in the Chicago U.S. District Court. In the evidence in court came out, beyond dispute, that this criminal was a business partner of the Chicago-headquartered head of the Federal Witness Protection Program. Cynics clacked. Oh, so that is how supposedly protected witnesses are somehow snuffed out.
As mentioned in Part 3 of this series, Michael Lefkow and his wife the Judge, were tight with the writers, owners, and operators of an entertainment magazine. The publication profited from sex ads, and come-ons for Escort Services, that is, traveling whorehouses, some tied to Daddy Bush, George W. Bush, reportedly through Jeff Gannon alias Johnny Gosch.
Moving more and more into those whorehouse operations are the Russian Mafiya. Some in law enforcement assert that Michael Lefkow, a lawyer, was a super "bagman", and was clubby with the other Chicago U.S. District Judges, pals of his wife, as well as the Federal Appeals Judges occupying the top floor of the Dirksen Building.
So Judge Lefkow and her husband turned off the closed circuit video surveillance cameras mounted on the house, and told the police and the U.S. Marshals, that their services were no longer necessary. The Lefkows did not want the security patrol witnessing who all were coming and going from that residence.
In recent times brought in from New York as a latter day Elliot Ness or Mr. Clean, is now U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald also named as Special Prosecutor in the CIA leak case, the Valerie Plame Affair. Fitzgerald is astounded at the profound nature of the corruption of the various levels of the federal court system in Chicago.
Fitzgerald got into a ruckus with the U.S. District Judge next in line to be soon Chief Judge, James F. Holderman [(312) xxx xxxx ]. The stand-off revolved around Edgewater Hospital. That facility is somehow financially linked to several of the past and present federal judges. On the walls of the hospital have been plaques honoring Chicago federal judges.
Fitzgerald is also aware that court corruption details regarding the world's two largest beverage companies were pushed out of the court records by corrupt court personnel on behalf of the accused judges in Chicago and on the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. That is, Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola.
[Visit, series "Coca-Cola, CIA, and the Courts" and added later in the series, Pepsi-Cola. ] Participating in the court corruption as a reputed "bagman" in both beverage cases
has been a top George W. Bush Justice Department official who also played a key role in the corruption of five members of the U.S. Supreme Court, December, 2000, in Bush versus Gore.
The role of Judge Lefkow covering up massive corruption of top level officials of the Chicago IRS has been dealt with in Part 3 of this series.
Lawyer Michael Lefkow as purported super "bagman", an apparent fixer and facilitator of working a malign influence on federal judges in Chicago in important cases, needs to be clarified with more details. Did Joan Lefkow the Judge participate? Some in law enforcement answer yes.
And did the Russian mafiya in Chicago, aided by foreign intelligence rogue operatives, including but not limited to The Mossad, Israeli intelligence, by blackmail and strong-arm methods, get deeper and deeper into the federal court bribery business? The most savvy sources say yes.
[For related details, click on archive links on Home Page, the series "The Bankruptcy Bordello" ]
And did Judge Lefkow, when she was a Bankruptcy Judge inevitably become involved with the bribery business. Again, the most knowledgeable sources say yes.
More coming. Stay tuned.
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