Your Thread – January 22

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  1. Finally ! They’re back ! 🙂
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    Peterson grand jury resumes with two witnesses
    Nephew, divorce lawyer called to testify
    By Joe Hosey – January 22, 2009

    JOLIET — The parade of witnesses before the grand jury investigating the murder of Drew Peterson’s third wife and the disappearance of his fourth resumed Thursday with his former divorce lawyer and an old in-law summoned to testify. The grand jury, which convened more than a year ago, last met since before Thanksgiving.

    On its first day back in action, Alexander Beck, who represented Peterson in his unresolved divorce from slain third wife Kathleen Savio, was called.
    So was Charlie Doman, Savio’s nephew and a former employee of Peterson.
    Doman worked in Suds Pub, a Montgomery bar Peterson had owned, as a maintenance man and disc jockey. Doman and his attorney, Tamara Holder, declined to comment on what transpired during his grand jury appearance. Beck referred questions to his attorney, Matthew Bertani.
    “Mr. Beck respects the sanctity of the grand jury and the gravity of these proceedings,” Bertani said. “He will not comment on them publicly.”
    Beck apparently could not say much to the grand jury either. “He will not, and cannot, according to the Supreme Court rules, reveal any confidences arising out of his representation of Mr. Peterson many years ago,” Bertani said.
    Homicide, disappearance – Peterson and Savio were in the midst of a contentious divorce when she was found dead in her own dry bathtub in March 2004. The state police found no sign of foul play during their investigation of Savio’s death, but when Peterson’s next wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in October 2007, they reclassified Savio’s death to a homicide. The state police are still trying to figure out who killed her.
    State police also are trying to determine what happened to Stacy Peterson. They have labeled her disappearance a “potential homicide” and named Drew Peterson their sole suspect. Peterson, who has since taken up with a 24-year-old mother of two, did not think he had anything to worry about regarding Beck or Doman
    testifying “unless they’re making something up, which is always my big fear,” he said.
    Still investigating – While the grand jury proceedings have been dormant for weeks, the investigations of Savio’s death and Stacy’s disappearance have been anything but, said Charles B. Pelkie, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office. “This by no means indicates a lack of activity in the case,” Pelkie said.
    “Things are moving forward. Things are full-steam right now and they have been for several months.” http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1392995,4_JO22_Peterson-grand-jury-resumes-with-.article

  2. hi rescue, 🙂 Yeah, i haven’t posted here in a long time. Something went screwy and i had to re-register to post. But i often visited, and read so many interesting, and informative posts here.
    It’s great the way you guys stay on top of things.
    Thanks for the welcome back. 😉

    btw. i’ve been wondering something…
    There was a poster here when i used to post, who used to trash the FSP site. Very pro-Drew.
    His name was Glenn. i was on a thread with him.
    Could that Glenn be the PR guy now ? … It wouldn’t surprise me. He could have used various internet postings as his application for the job. ~ And we all know how wise Drew is in choosing his “professional” dream team. … lol

    … i should have said scheme team ! 😀

  3. Lola – Scheme team is funny.

    I don’t remember the postings of Glenn. I’ll have to go back and check those out. You’ve got me curious now.

    The Kathleen probate issues should prove to be very interesting. Seems like a lot of shady stuff went on during that tiime, and it’s all going to be out in the open now.

  4. (Snip)
    On its first day back in action, Alexander Beck, who represented Peterson in his unresolved divorce from slain third wife Kathleen Savio, was called.

    Beck referred questions to his attorney, Matthew Bertani.
    “Mr. Beck respects the sanctity of the grand jury and the gravity of these proceedings,” Bertani said. “He will not comment on them publicly.”
    Beck apparently could not say much to the grand jury either. “He will not, and cannot, according to the Supreme Court rules, reveal any confidences arising out of his representation of Mr. Peterson many years ago,” Bertani said.
    Homicide, disappearance – Peterson and Savio were in the midst of a contentious divorce when she was found dead in her own dry bathtub in March 2004. The state police found no sign of foul play during their investigation of Savio’s death, but when Peterson’s next wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in October 2007, they reclassified Savio’s death to a homicide. The state police are still trying to figure out who killed her.

    Note the name Matthew Bertani. Coincidence or relation to Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak, former wife of States Attorney Jeff Tomczak?

    Tomczak Divorce link:

    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1555748.html

  5. http://www.wftv.com/news/18545717/detail.html#-

    George Anthony Threatens Suicide, Disappears

    Friday, January 23, 2009 – updated: 6:16 am EST January 23, 2009
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — George Anthony, father of Casey Anthony, was reported missing, Friday morning after threatening suicide. He was later found at a Daytona Beach motel.

    RAW VIDEO: George Leaving Hotel
    IMAGES: George Headed To Hospital

    The Anthonys’ attorney, Brad Conway, said George was OK. He was taken into custody under Florida’s Baker Act which allows the state to hold people involuntarily pending a psychiatric evaluation.

    The lead investigator in the case and several Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to the house of George and Cindy Anthony late Thursday night. His family had grown increasingly concerned when George missed a scheduled meeting Thursday afternoon.

    Sheriff’s officials and Conway say George Anthony left his home early Thursday morning and hadn’t been seen since. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood says George sent what were described as “disturbing” text messages to family members.

    “He had text-messaged family members that he wanted to end his life,” said Chitwood. (hear interview)

    Conway said family members were “relieved” George had been found.

    “George is OK, thank God,” said Conway. “Had it not been for a cooperative effort between Orange County and Volusia County, I don’t know what the outcome would have been. George is now safe.” (watch full interview)

    George Anthony was found in Daytona Beach at the Hawaii Motel (see map). Deputies used GPS and signals from George’s cell phone to track his car. (watch raw video)

    “When they arrived on the scene, George was talking to them and was fine,” said Conway. “We’re having him checked out to be sure.”

    George was taken to Halifax Medical Center for observation. He could be held for up to 72 hours. Chitwood, who took George to the hospital, described him as “melancholy.” Chitwood said no weapons and no medications indicating suicide was imminent were found.

    George’s car was returned to the home just before 6am but George was not in it.

    The Anthonys have been part of a drawn-out saga involving their daughter, Casey, who is charged with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Caylee was first reported missing over the summer. Her decomposing remains were found just a few blocks from the family home in December.

    MESSAGE BOARD: Justice For Caylee

    Her parents, George and Cindy, spent months insisting their granddaughter was alive and their daughter would be proven innocent. They have steadfastly supported Casey despite mounting evidence gathered by investigators in the case.

    At times, the stress of the case seemed to weigh heavily on George. On several occasions, he angrily confronted protestors who gathered outside the family home in east Orange County as they protested against his daughter, and at the media.

    WATCH VIDEO: George Confronts Media | George Lashes Out | George Tosses Lawn Furniture | George Shoves Protestors

    After most incidents, George apologized, saying the pressure of having his granddaughter missing and his family under such intense scrutiny had gotten to him.

    RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

    George Anthony’s disappearance comes amidst continuing developments in the case. On Thursday, Eyewitness News uncovered details of two investigations by the Florida Bar Association into Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez. One involves how Baez advertised himself and the other deals with making false statements against public officials.

    Casey Anthony’s defense team has sent out dozens of media releases throughout the case and some include accusations against the state attorney and prosecutors. Sources tell Eyewitness News it may be a violation Florida Bar rules and now Jose Baez could get in trouble with the Bar.

    VIDEO REPORT: Baez Under Investigation
    BAEZ SPEAKS: Complains About Media Coverage
    MESSAGE BOARD: Justice For Caylee

    The Bar has confirmed it has two open investigations. The first involves Jose Baez’s PR firm, Press Corp Media, run by Todd Black. In the past, Baez’s spokesperson has released statements to the media about State Attorney Lawson Lamar and prosecutors.

    In one release, it states, “Lawson Lamar is facing tough opposition and having a missing baby is a perfect springboard for free commercial time.” Another release states, “The prosecution has manipulated and shamelessly used the media in the reporting of false distorted … evidence.”

    Sources told Eyewitness News officials are looking into whether or not Baez violated a rule that states lawyers can’t make false statements about judges or legal officials.

    The second investigation deals with Baez possibly violating advertising rules, where he claimed to have more credentials and experience than he really did.

    The two complaints are in addition to an informal complaint made to the State Attorney’s Office. Sources told Eyewitness News there are allegations that Baez maybe using entertainment deals to fund his defense team.

    On Wednesday, Baez denied that (watch full press conference).

    “To be honest, I have been a target of numerous complaints,” Baez said in an early evening news conference Wednesday. “They’re just people’s wild accusations and the Florida Bar has to investigate them.”

    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said, if the Bar found probable cause, Baez would probably only receive a letter of advisement. The spokesperson for the State Attorney’s Office would not confirm or deny if the complaint came from them.

    PAGE 3 @ LINK BELOW TO WATCH LIVE ORLANDO FEEDS:

    http://www.livenewscameras.com/

  6. My prayers are with George today. He’s been through so much. I wish that somehow Casey will hear about this, plead guilty, and start telling the truth. However, I know that she’ll more likely be mad that he’s making this case about HIM when SHE’S the real victim here…

  7. Drew Peterson’s Attorney: German Woman Found Alive After 12 Years Proof that People Do ‘Disappear’
    brodskyodeh.com – January 23, 2009

    Drew Peterson appeared on ‘Dr. Phil’ and other national programs to answer questions and clear his name.

    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / To the skeptics who can’t believe that a woman would just run off, Drew Peterson’s criminal defense attorney Joel Brodsky points to the case of a German woman found alive and well this week in Switzerland after leaving her family 12 years ago.

    The 52-year-old woman, whose name was not disclosed, appeared to be healthy after living in a park shelter. She answered authorities’ questions and told them she did not want anything to do her family.

    Stacy Peterson, the wife of former Boligbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson, disappeared more than a year ago. Though police suspect foul play and say Mr. Peterson is the prime suspect, he has not been charged with any crime in connection with her disappearance. Peterson claims she ran off with another man and telling him she planned to do so.

    “People are so quick to believe that Drew, a decorated former police officer and SWAT team member, did something to Stacy rather than believe the obvious which is simply she ran off,” says Brodsky. “This latest case is once again proof that it happens.”

    Brodsky says that, combined with the fact that Stacy’s own mother ran from the family, makes it even more likely that is what happened, rather than his client harming his wife in any way.

    To prove his innocense, Peterson has appeared on various national talk shows and even took a polygraph as part of the book Drew Peterson Exposed. When asked whether he had anything to do with her disappearance, Peterson answer

    Peterson is still married to Stacy, though he recently became engaged to his girlfriend and are living together in the same home he once shared with Stacy.

    Peterson is also suspected in the death of his third wife Kathleen Savio whose body was exhumed after Stacy disappeared. The death that had been ruled accidental, was determined by state forensics experts to be a homicide.

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    Isn’t it hilarious that they can’t spell innocence?

  8. The grandfather of murdered Orlando girl Caylee Anthony is being evaluated at a hospital after he was reported missing and sent messages to his family that he wanted to end his life, according to Daytona Beach police.

    George Anthony was found early Friday morning at a motel in Volusia County, Fla., after disappearing a day earlier.

    His daughter, 22-year-old Casey Anthony, is in jail charged with 2-year-old Caylee’s murder.

    George Anthony failed to show up to a meeting with his family and their lawyer on Thursday. At 2:35 a.m. Friday, detectives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reported him missing. He was last seen in the Daytona area.

    Orange County officers tracked pings from Anthony’s cell phone to a location near Bethune Point. He was found at the Hawaii Motel on South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach.

    Anthony sent text messages to his family saying he wanted to end his life, according to Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood. Chitwood said Anthony told him there was a lot of pressure on him and he needed to think.

    He was involuntarily taken to Halifax Hospital by the police chief and is being evaluated. He hasn’t been admitted as a patient.

    No drugs or weapons were found in Anthony’s hotel room early Friday morning. He had other items with him at the hotel, but details weren’t released. Those items are being turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

    “We do know George Anthony is saying, ‘I don’t want to live anymore,’” Chitwood said.

    Documents made public on Wednesday suggest Casey Anthony once joked about drugging Caylee.

    A former boyfriend, Ricardo Morales, told investigators she had made jokes about giving Caylee baby medicine to put her to sleep, according to MyFOXOrlando.com. But he also said she seemed to have a normal relationship with her daughter.

  9. …third paragraph from the peters out…..looks like they couldn’t figure out what to say he said..

    Another “D” for the scheme team.

  10. That is so very, very hilarious that in an entire article there is one single word mispelled by a single letter. I slapped my knees til they bled! That is so hilarious I’m sure it will be appearing on Jay Leno.

  11. Yeah, isn’t it amazing that the very man, Glenn Selig, who put out a specific PR news release is THE MAN to hire because others are poorly run, what with their improper use of grammer and misspelling of words! Idiot.

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    Peterson is a womanizer, positively has a dead ex-wife who’s death who left him very well off financially, has numerous career complaints that he shouldn’t be proud of, and on and on.

    As the naysayers love to throw out there, doesn’t mean he’s a murderer.

    So, in the spirit of Brodsky’s absolute nonsense, a missing German woman found after 12 years doesn’t mean that Stacy ran off w ith another man. Silly comparison.

    ““This latest case is once again proof that it happens.””

    Maybe we should help the moron out and post the most recent cases of men WHO DID KILL THEIR WIVES while the couples were either having marital problems or considering divorce.

    IDIOT. He needs to crawl back in his imbecile cave with someone who actually listens to his baloney!

  12. LOL, if that press release is any indication of how solid their case is and what they’re going to use to convince a jury that women do run away and Drew’s a decorated police officer who didn’t kill his ex-wife or erase his fourth wife, I’m going to need a paper bag to breathe into while I’m laughing so hard and can’t breath. Got a feeling a lot of people are going to be rolling on the floor and bellowing.

  13. Hey Brodsky – tell a jury women do run away, they’ll tell you they get murdered by their husbands. Better go to Plan B. Go away and shut up!

    Long Island teacher Leah Walsh’s husband was arrested in her murder Wednesday night – hours after the missing woman’s naked body was found in a ditch 13 miles from home, police said.

    Nassau County police spokesman confirmed Bill Walsh was in custody, but declined to give details of his arrest or specific charges.

    Before his wife’s body was found, Walsh, again tearfully appealed for information about what happened to his wife, then took off to hang up posters.

    Leah Walsh disappeared after a blowup with her husband over the weekend.

  14. It is funny how they make one-sided arguments. Funny how they will point out ONE woman that did take off and was found and another (Stacy’s mom) who is still considered missing so he doesn’t even know if she had met with foul play.

    Why not apply the same argument to the other side. How many men have been in the news for being conviced of killing their wives who had recently been seeking divorce?

    Bottom line – none of these other cases has anything to do with this particular case. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence that points the finger at Drew as being involved in her disappearance that he brought onto himself. If this ever goes to a jury – the jury will only look at the evidence that pertains to this case.

    All that this is is JB throwing around some more noise to get his name in the spotlight again.

  15. Maybe that particular paragraph is written in Tarzan-Speak:

    “Peterson answer”

    As to the “release” in general – pffft. You could point to thousands of cases where women went missing from their homes only to be found later as victims of foul play. But that wouldn’t prove Drew’s guilty any more than Joel’s example proves his “innocense”.

    No one ever said it was impossible for a woman to run away from her family. It just doesn’t happen very often, and the women who do it usually have a history of having done it before, talk about doing it and show other signs of not wanting to parent their kids. Even Peterson says that Stacy was an excellent and loving mother. Everyone involved in this case who knew Stacy says that it would make no sense for her to walk away from her kids.

    And of course, as in the case of Joel’s other propaganda pieces, no news agency is going to pick up this ‘story’. It isn’t news.

  16. Hey, stop the presses! Proof that husbands do “Murder” their wives.

    Tara Grant last was seen Feb. 9. Her husband reported her missing five days later. Police say the day she disappeared, the couple had argued over her frequent business trips abroad.

    Stephen Grant admitted murdering his wife, Tara Lynn Grant, after police found a Ziploc bag in the woods containing human blood, latex gloves, plastic bags and metal shavings. It was the final piece of evidence authorities needed for probable cause to search the Grants’ house, in which they found a human torso, Prosecutor Eric Smith said.

  17. Hey Selig… Here’s some stuff that Microsoft Word (the standard word processing application on the market) found during a simple spelling and grammar check:

    s/b Bolingbrook (not Boligbrook)

    s/b though he recently became engaged to his girlfriend and is living together (not are living together)

    s/b The death that had been ruled accidental, was determined (you threw in a comma where one wasn’t needed this time!)

    and of course as others pointed out

    s/b innocence (not innocense)

    Although maybe you actually meant to say NONSENSE instead of innocence as that fits quite well in this sentence…

    To prove his NONSENSE, Peterson has appeared on various national talk shows and even took a polygraph as part of the book Drew Peterson Exposed.

    (Guess your mama never told you not to toot your horn about things you suck at!!)

  18. That latest press release is a joke.

    Now, again, I’d really like to hear or have it come out whether Drew and Stacy had Wills themselves, and what steps they took to make sure their assets would pass to their children in the event of their deaths. I think it’s likely they did have Wills, which makes me wonder when he’ll decide it’s the right time to have her body discovered by someone.

    I’m also wondering if Attorney Beck took the Fifth during his GJ testimony. Funny, having his own attorney with him to hold his hand sure is interesting.

    Oh, and as long as Brodsky is dredging up news accounts that he thinks fit in with his logic, I’d sure like to point out that a State Bar is investigating a certain defense attorney who’s representing a woman in a high profile case. Seems he was accused of making behind-the-scenes media money deals. Oops. Maybe they’ll find lots of skeletons while they’re looking.

  19. I wonder if the months of recordings will ever be available to the public. Those would be very interesting. Brodsky is a boob and should crawl back under his rock and stay there! Sellout really needs help with spelling/grammar. Maybe a 10 year old should proofread his press releases!

  20. Rescue – I don’t think that an attorney has to plead the fifth. They don’t have to answer any questions based on client-attorney privilege. I think that is different and it just seems strange that they’d even call him because if the attorney did provide information to them isn’t it possible that he’d be disciplined by the Illinois Bar Association and could lose his law license??

  21. LOL, an obscure press release that is merely the opinion of the attorney of a crime suspect isn’t going to win the day.

    However, an ongoing investigation into the possible unethical actions of a Florida defense attorney in a high profile case is sure going to capture the attention of a lot of people.

    Thus, if we’re to believe that Drew is innocent (I spelled it correctly) because a woman appeared after being missing for 12 years, then we can surely think and believe that a defense attorney is capable of making behind-the-scenes book and movie deals while representing a high profile client. Mind you, unethical and improper deals.

    It must suck to be such a simple-minded Brodsky head.

  22. Jose Baez was with Casey until midnight last night at jail. Then he goes on to blame George’s suicide attempt on the media putting the Anthony family under the spotlight.

    Ummm – don’t you think that it more likely has to do with him losing his grandbaby and thinking that his own daughter most likely is the one that killed her?? People with this kind of pressure that don’t have the media microscope on them sometimes reach the same point of despair.

  23. BTW, I don’t recall hearing that Attorney Smith brought along an attorney to hold his hand when he appeared before the GJ, but, then again, maybe he wasn’t being scrutinized for possibly being involved in shady representation of a certain crime suspect.

  24. Just want to point out that the link to the story about the German runaway is to a Canadian Yahoo site.

    Now, who would be reading the Canadian news and providing stories to help Drew’s defense and public relations?

    Certainly not Derek Armstrong, the famously “unbiased” author of Drew Peterson Exposed — the man to whom both Joel Brodsky and Glenn Selig claim they have no professional relationship?

  25. Facs – I’m glad you looked into that further. It’s a good idea to remember where half of this bull comes from, and it’s now obvious that it came from motor mouth, mickey-the mope, Armstrong.

  26. Certainly not Derek Armstrong, the famously “unbiased” author of Drew Peterson Exposed — the man to whom both Joel Brodsky and Glenn Selig claim they have no professional relationship?

    ***********

    Yes, I have seen written proof that Selig claims Armstrong neither works for him or with him.

  27. Looks like PRNewsChannel is working to improve its professional image by having quality clients:

    This is the press release just two spots down from the latest Brodsky one:

    ***

    Work from Home: Unique Opportunity to Own an Adult Web Store; Business Virgins Welcome
    From sex toys to adult videos, YourAdultStore.net offers a work from home business opportunity that’s flourishing despite the recession.
    YourAdultStore.net – January 21, 2009

    (PRNewsChannel) / Phoenix, Ariz. / The stress of a down economy is giving rise to explosive growth in the sex toy industry and now a Web based company is offering a unique work from home business: an adult Web store.

    “Owning your own adult Web store may be the perfect work from home opportunity for those who’ve lost their jobs or need extra money to pay bills,” says Steve Kneed of YourAdultStore.net.

    ….

    ***
    Full Press Release: http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1154&z=4

    Is this really a press release?? Seems more like advertising…

    Wonder if Drew has contacted them yet – he seems to know how to use the computer so maybe it’s a way for him to supplement his income and help support his newly expanded “family”.

  28. Woman quits woods, meets sister, back in Germany

    Yep. Uh huh. I’m sure this is exactly what happened with Stacy Peterson. It looks like a very likely scenario. Either that or she was kidnapped by gypsies and is currently working in a circus in Istanbul. Yeah, I’m sure one of these situations explains her whereabouts. Living in the woods like a wild woman or…circus.

    Finally, some theories that make sense.

  29. This is the story that motivated Brodsky to put out a press release that proves his client didn’t help facilitate his wife’s disappearance?

    OMG, this is hysterical. The man has lost his mind. He’s nuts. He’s certifiably, without-a-doubt, nuts!

  30. The longer that press release stays on the internet, the more stupid Brodsky looks.

    But, I am wondering something. If Peterson is not involved in his wife’s disappearance, and if Brodsky’s past statements are valid, that he says absolutely, positively, his client is never, ever going to be arrested and charged in his wife’s disappearance or ex-wife’s murder, why is he putting out insane, nonsense like this?

    It doesn’t make any sense. Why promote your client’s innocence in insane PR releases when he hasn’t been charged, or isn’t expected to be charged, with any crimes? On LKL, Brodsky insisted Peterson would never be charged.

    So, why the PR for something that hasn’t happened or is going to happen.

  31. From LKL:

    BRODSKY: As we said first of all, you are only seeing the clips of the negative clips, because they are more spectacular and they’re played more often. What you are seeing today is — what you saw today is the real Drew Peterson. It is not the goofy things he was doing earlier on. This is the real guy. I wish that the people who come out in his favor would — clips would be played more, and statements we get from family and friends that really know him would be played more. I think that would show the true side of him.
    ****************

    Where are the clips that show his family and friends standing up for him. Why is the media continuing to play the “goofy” stuff, like hooking onto the face of a 20-something year old in a bar, looking like he’s on drugs, getting into a frosted up, frozen car and driving off after drinking all night.

  32. Brodsky on LKL:

    KING: Are you expecting your client to be charged?

    BRODSKY: No, because the only evidence or statements out there that you’ve ever seen anywhere are hearsay and double hearsay.

    KING: Do you think the authorities are saying they must have a body?

    BRODSKY: They know the same case law that I do and they know that it’s been over 150 years in Illinois since there’s been a prosecution without a body. KING: Yale believes there will be a charge. There will be a result to all of this. Do you?

    BRODSKY: There will not be a charge.

    KING: Maybe somebody else.

    BRODSKY: Who knows. If Stacy ran away with somebody and that person did her harm, that’s a possibility. But there will never be a charge against Drew.

    KING: Never?

    BRODSKY: Never.

  33. Rescueapet

    The longer that press release stays on the internet, the more stupid Brodsky looks.

    * * * * * *

    too late. It will stay up here 😉

  34. Hmm, Bucket. I assume Brodsky is stressed because he’s not going to be able to show his defense strategies and tactics in a courtroom, so he is going to throw it all out there through his obscure press releases.

    Poor thing.

  35. It appears to have been taken down, but like I said, too late. Shall we open a book on how/if it will reappear? I plump for it going back up with corrections, but still stupid German story.

  36. Really, the PR was taken down? That is awesome! Wonder how they figured out they misspelled innocence?

    Ya read it here first, maybe?

  37. Our Gov is rambling like a lunatic on tv right now, and needs for the men in white coats to come and take him away. It’s pathetic, he’s lost his mind. He rambles on and on about what he’s done for the people, but not what he’s accused of doing.

    OMG, it’s awful.

  38. Now he’s claiming if he’s removed from office by impeachment, us IL taxpayers are going to get hit with a big tax hike come summer.

    He honestly sounds mentally imbalanced.

  39. I was just thinking about poor George, and feeling grateful that the people looking after him will see that he gets a good night’s sleep. He probably hasn’t had many in awhile.

  40. You have the option of emailing this article to someone through Selig’s website. Put glenn@thepublicityagency.com in one address line and brodskyodeh.com in the other, and visa versa, and send the email to each of them with the correct spelling of innocence.
    *************************

    Why help them? I love seeing their misspellings remain for the world to see.

  41. Bucket, just watching Blago was a painful thing to see. He spoke so fast and furiously about his in-term accomplishments, and demanded that all the newspaper editorial boards call for changes in the proceedings. He’s merely relying on his past record and not fessing up to the current charges. Funny, he even mentioned the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, asking for their assistance, when members on that board were targets of his to get thrown off.

    Oh, it was a bad, bad thing to hear and see.

  42. Apparently Blago doesn’t look at Wikipedia or he’d see the following and not keep thinking that the Illinois people want him in office whether they are Democrats or not:

    Approval ratings
    As of October 13, 2008 (well before Blagojevich’s arrest), an unprecedented 0% of Illinois voters rated him “excellent” in a Rasmussen poll, with 4% rating him “good”, 29% “fair”, and 64% “poor”.[62] Blagojevich ranks as “Least Popular Governor” in the nation according to Rasmussen Reports By the Numbers.[6]

    On October 23, 2008, the Chicago Tribune reported that Blagojevich suffered the lowest ratings ever recorded for an elected politician in nearly three decades of Chicago Tribune polls. The survey of 500 registered likely voters conducted showed that 10% wanted Blagojevich re-elected in 2010, while three-fourths said they didn’t want him back for a third term. The survey also showed only 13% approved of Blagojevich’s performance, while 71% disapproved. Only eight percent of the state’s voters believe Blagojevich has lived up to his promise to end corruption in government. 60% of Democrats did not want him to serve another term in office, and 54% disapproved of the job he had done. Among independent voters, 83% disapproved of his performance and 85% of them rejected a Blagojevich third term.[63] Blagojevich said in October 2008 that if he were running for re-election this year, he would win, and the economy, not his federal investigations, had caused his unpopularity.[5]

    In February 2008, Blagojevich’s approval ratings had been, by various accounts, 16% to the low 20s, which was lower than those of then-President George W. Bush in Illinois.[18]

    Recently, due to the corruption scandal, his approval ratings have sunk to 7%.[64]

  43. Blago thinks we’re all dumb and we’ll tell them to keep him in office so we don’t get a tax increase.

    I do wonder though why they don’t let him put on a defense or call witnesses. I can see them not having any authority to force a witness to testify for the defense but if they wanted to come willingly then it’s up to them…

  44. I do wonder though why they don’t let him put on a defense or call witnesses. I can see them not having any authority to force a witness to testify for the defense but if they wanted to come willingly then it’s up to them…
    **********
    I honestly don’t remember what procedure was followed during the Clinton impeachment, but I don’t remember him carrying on like this guy is, kicking and screaming. Obviously, President Clinton was successful in avoiding removal from office, so maybe Blago should consult with those attorneys and help him get a grip.

  45. Woman’s body found in trunk near Frankfort
    January 23, 2009 3:15 PM

    Will County authorities are looking into the “suspicious death” of a woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car in an unincorporated area near Frankfort this morning.

    The car and body were found at about 7:20 a.m. along the roadside in the 21000 block of 78th Avenue, according to a statement by the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

    The woman was reported missing on Wednesday, police said. The Will County Coroner’s office will conduct on autopsy on Saturday.

    –Staff report
    ****************************

    What? She didn’t just run away????

  46. facsmiley // January 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    What? She didn’t just run away????

    **********

    Know, you see, because some can’t run away or escape impending harm. Some women wind up victims, like this poor woman did.

  47. Unsolved Tinley Park slayings haunt families and officials

    By Joel Hood | Tribune reporter
    January 23, 2009

    A year has passed since a gunman walked into a Lane Bryant clothing store in south suburban Tinley Park, killed five women execution-style in the backroom and seemingly vanished into the frigid February morning.

    The crime—the worst mass murder in village history—has faded from the news pages and telecasts but still haunts those affected by it.

    more….

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-sw_zone_lane_bryantjan23,0,5648051.story

  48. A little off topic… but the news of George Anthony’s potential suicide attempt is disturbing. I’m glad law enforcement were able to track him down at that seedy motel, prior to anything drastic happening. I’d hate to think of him ending his life in that way, in that place. Regardless of their role in the Caylee Anthony story… those poor grandparents have been through hell.

    As for Drew, I’m glad the Grand Jury has finally reconvened. One step closer to seeing this all come to fruition? Maybe.

    BucketofTea…. Cheers! I loved the “closet Taffy” remark! Yes, it’s true… Ta!

  49. facsmiley // January 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Just want to point out that the link to the story about the German runaway is to a Canadian Yahoo site.

    Now, who would be reading the Canadian news and providing stories to help Drew’s defense and public relations?

    Certainly not Derek Armstrong, the famously “unbiased” author of Drew Peterson Exposed — the man to whom both Joel Brodsky and Glenn Selig claim they have no professional relationship?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Aaahhh, you don’t say –

    is that Drew and Joel talking through their kunati again ?

  50. hedidit // January 23, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Note the name Matthew Bertani. Coincidence or relation to Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak, former wife of States Attorney Jeff Tomczak?

    Tomczak Divorce link:

    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1555748.html

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    GREAT FIND HDI –

    The 6 degrees of separation at work !!

    Never fails does it ?

  51. Ed Genson, one of the Gov’s attorneys, is no longer representing him in his criminal case. Too much talking on the Gov’s part.

    Hmmm. See how easy that is to do.

  52. Hi Lola,

    I did a little searching and the person who used to post here and called himself “Glenn” also said that he was a local and that he had gone on some searches.

    If that’s the case, I don’t think he could be Glenn Selig.

  53. Good Evening,

    Saw the press release and the only reason why this was possible for the lady to disappear and than reappear, is because is was alive.

    IMO this case has no connection with the Stacy Peterson case.

  54. Good evening, WSF.

    Regarding the PR that came from doofus, how’s this sound?

    Scott Peterson went on TV and boo hooed all over himself, and said he loved Laci, even helping in the search for her. In the meantime, he was locking lips with Amber.

    Laci didn’t come back.

    Scott Peterson is in prison for her murder.

    The prisons “are full of innocent people.”

    Therefore, if Scott Peterson killed Laci, Drew Peterson killed Kathleen and was involved in Stacy’s disappearance.

    Does this work for you?

  55. Works for me, Rescue! You said….

    “Scott Peterson is in prison for her murder.

    The prisons “are full of innocent people.”

    So… TRANSLATION for those of you on “Team Scheme”-

    The prisons “are full of innoSent people.”

  56. Righto. If Brodskers can analogize, so can we.

    If the rules change and we have to make sense, we can always work that out. Until then, he talks stupid, we talk stupid.

  57. So, I guess “Tony” is just a nickname?

    Man with Peterson ties jailed
    Man says he’s father of Peterson’s reported fiancee’s kids

    January 23, 2009

    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com
    First the mother of your children moves in with a man whose last wife is missing and the one before that murdered, then you get arrested and locked up for the next 50 days.

    Suffice to say, it has been a tough couple weeks for Sohka Yauk.

    Yauk — the purported father of the two children of Drew Peterson’s latest love interest — was taken into custody after failing to appear for a court date ordered as part of his guilty plea to a 2006 domestic battery.

    Yauk — the purported father of the two children of Drew Peterson’s latest love interest — was taken into custody after failing to appear for a court date ordered as part of his guilty plea to a 2006 domestic battery.

    The plea deal saw Yauk, 26, sentenced to 26 days in the county jail. He also was fined, ordered to attend domestic battery counseling and forbidden to make “offensive contact” with the victim of the battery, who happens to be 24-year-old Christina Raines, reportedly Peterson’s fiancee.

    No proof of paternity

    Raines and her two children moved in with Peterson and four of his six children about a week and a half ago. On Jan. 17, Yauk called Bolingbrook police and told them he wanted to see the two children, ages 4 and 5, saying they were his and that he had visitation rights, said Lt. Ken Teppel, the department spokesman.

    Since Yauk had no visitation order or proof of paternity, police took no action, Teppel said.

    There was nothing for the Bolingbrook police to do about the matter last week, but the county police got busy with Yauk after he missed his court date Thursday. It was not the first one he had failed to appear for, said Charles B. Pelkie, spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office. Yauk did show up later in the day with an excuse for his absence.

    The judge was not buying it, and Yauk was hauled off to jail. He was sentenced to 140 days in jail, but with time previously served and day-for-day credit, he should be out in about 50 days.

    Peterson’s partners

    Peterson said he learned of Yauk’s arrest from his fiancee, not that he had much interest in the young man’s plight.

    “I really wasn’t worried about him anyway,” Peterson said.

    Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was found drowned in her dry bathtub in March 2004. State police found no sign of foul play in her death, but got another shot at investigating it when Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson vanished in October 2007.

    State police called Stacy’s disappearance a “potential homicide” and named Drew Peterson their sole suspect. Savio’s death has since been reclassified as a homicide.

    http://www.heraldnewsonline.com

  58. Peterson said he learned of Yauk’s arrest from his fiancee, not that he had much interest in the young man’s plight.

    “I really wasn’t worried about him anyway,” Peterson said.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hahahahaha, this statement by Drew made me laugh as that is really quite funny !

    That Youlk guy wouldn’t even be a challenge to Drew, considering what he is capable of !

  59. Christina has truly gone up in the world.

    From a deadbeat Dad to a murder suspect !

    Some women have all the luck !

  60. Drew Peterson appeared on ‘Dr. Phil’ and other national programs to answer questions and clear his name.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    If it were as simple to appear on national programs and clear your name it still hasn’t worked very well for Drew.

    If anything bad mouthing his victims and their families and contradicting his own stories and time line has not cleared his name at all, it has only made him look more deceiving and untrustworthy.

  61. Good morning! You’re gonna love this:

    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Hires Outside PR Firm
    The Publicity Agency, the publicity/PR firm that specializes in dealing with the media in high-profile news events, will coordinate media interviews and handle media calls and requests for Gov. Blagojevich that are outside the scope of his job as governor.
    ThePublicityAgency.com – January 24, 2009

    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. and Tampa, Fla. / The Publicity Agency, the PR firm that specializes in handling high profile clients, has been selected to represent Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in his dealings with the news media that are outside the scope of his job as governor, the Tampa-based PR/publicity firm announced today.

    Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges in December of last year. The Illinois House of Representatives voted earlier this month to impeach Blagojevich by a 114-1 vote, the first time such an action has been taken against a governor of Illinois. The Senate meets Monday to begin the process of ousting the governor.

    For Breaking News developments on the case, please join the The Publicity Agency Twitter page at http://twitter.com/PublicityAgency.

    To receive updates via email, please send an email to admin@thepublicityagency.com and put the word “governor” in the subject line.

    About The Publicity Agency: The Publicity Agency is a full-service publicity/PR firm staffed by former journalists. The company specializes in crisis management and representing invividuals involved in high profile news stories. The firm also helps businesses gain the publicity they deserve on TV, radio and in newspapers and magazines. For more information on The Publicity Agency, please visit http://www.ThePublicityAgency.com.

    Contact:
    Glenn Selig, The Publicity Agency
    Email: glenn@thepublicityagency.com
    Phone: (813) 948-7767 x 801 or cell: (813) 300-5454
    Web site: http://www.ThePublicityAgency.com

    Justin Herndon, The Publicity Agency

    * * * * * * * *
    ps. the spelling has been corrected.

  62. And ……….

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich to Boycott Hearings; to Appear Live Monday Morning on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘The View’
    Gov. Rod Blagojevich goes on a media blitz just as Illinois Senate hearings begin to oust him from office
    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. and Tampa, Fla. / Boycotting Springfield, Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois will be in New York Monday morning to appear for an exclusive morning show interview on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ his first live TV interview since being accused of wrongdoing, Blagojevich’s recently hired PR firm announced on Saturday.

    The interview will be with Diane Sawyer.

    Later that morning, Gov. Blagojevich will be interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC’s ‘The View.’

  63. Facs, I have a sneaking regard for the way Sells-ick has fashioned his own niche in the market. You just represent big crooks with personality disorders because….they will hire you!

  64. May I suggest a catch phrase? “We Represent the Unrepresentable”

    I can’t see it being profitable as he’ll have very few success stories. His testimonials will be nothing but regards from the reviled. Doesn’t seem wise to me.

    BTW, his lawyer has bailed over this decision:

    It was all too much for Genson, a cautious criminal litigator who didn’t approve of his client going public.

    “I never require a client to do what I say. But I do require them to at least listen,” Genson said after a federal court hearing related to the impeachment case. “I wish the governor good luck and Godspeed.”

  65. bucketoftea // January 23, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Drew Peterson’s Attorney: German Woman Found Alive After 12 Years Proof that People Do ‘Disappear’
    brodskyodeh.com – January 23, 2009
    __________________
    All this proves to me is that Drew Peterson did not murder this German woman. Not that he was a suspect in that …

  66. Blagojevich hires Drew Peterson’s PR firm
    January 24, 2009 11:26 AM

    Impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich has hired a public relations firm whose specialties include crisis management as part of his last-ditch national media blitz before the Illinois Senate begins its trial to consider removing him from office.

    Blagojevich hired The Publicity Agency for “his dealings with the news media that are outside the scope of his job as governor,” according to a news release issued by the firm. A Blagojevich spokesman said he was unaware that the governor had hired an outside P.R. agency.

    Among the clients listed at the firm’s Web site are former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson, who is suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, and Drew Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky. Drew Peterson has denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance and recently announced his engagement.

    Blagojevich, who could face a Senate conviction and removal from office next week, is embarking on a high-profile media campaign with scheduled appearances Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The View,” followed later by an appearance on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

    — Rick Pearson

  67. A Blagojevich spokesman said he was unaware that the governor had hired an outside P.R. agency.

    Mmmm-hmmm, that’s some good PR!

  68. rescueapet // January 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

    This is the story that motivated Brodsky to put out a press release that proves his client didn’t help facilitate his wife’s disappearance?

    OMG, this is hysterical. The man has lost his mind. He’s nuts. He’s certifiably, without-a-doubt, nuts!

    Yes, he sure is. lol
    ======

    The interview will be with Diane Sawyer.

    Later that morning, Gov. Blagojevich will be interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC’s ‘The View.’

    That for sure will produce some “Kodak moments”.
    I guess Illinois will stay in the forefront as “the laughing stock of the Country” 😳
    With Sells-ick in the picture, Illinois is going to be laughed at even more.

    Guess who might be on the phone right now, begging to take Genson’s place? lol
    ++++++++++++

    In a WVON-AM radio interview, Blagojevich said he isn’t worried about the tapes because he knows “what my personal behavior is.”

    “The truth is the truth, and those [tapes] will speak for themselves,” Blagojevich told host Cliff Kelley.
    🙄
    Now who does that sound like?
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/1395690,CST-NWS-gensen24.article

  69. I wish the media would stop giving Blago and all of his pathetic desperation AIR TIME! He doesn’t deserve it, and it is just beyond sickening.

    Anyhow, yea for GJ starting up again. There, I feel better now.

  70. OMG Guys you’ve got to be kidding ??

    Blago, Glenn Selig and his Drew crew, all mixed in together ??

    That sounds like a really clever move on the Governors part to get himself publicly associated with this motley crew !

    I now have an even more dreadful thought considering one of his attorneys Ed Genson has withdrawn as one of Blago’s attorneys.

    Oh Good God, please tell me it isn’t so (!!)

  71. One can only wonder what the “quid pro quo” is going to be here !

    As a Governor Blago has obviously received a lot of inside info on the Drew Peterson case and now he is moving into Drew Petersons corner (!!)

  72. Blagojevich hires PR firm
    The governor hired a public relations firm to handle his last-ditch national media blitz. Among its other clients: Drew Peterson.

    This is now the top story at the Tribune.

  73. Hey guys, it’s all that we could hope and wish for in the “Peterson and Brodsky” are idiots” department!

    All WBBM780 New Radio has been promoting in this whole circus act is that Blago hired the same PR firm that is representing Drew Peterson. Period. No accolades, no “atta boy,” no applause. Just implying that the stink that comes from Peterson has found its way to Blago, and Selig is needed to spray him now with his magic foo foo juice to hide the smell from the rest of us.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  74. There are obviously no PR Agencies in Illinois, or anywhere else in the USA for that matter, if Blago has to find one in Florida that is used by Drew Peterson of all people !

  75. I can almost see the beads of sweat on Glenn’s forehead:

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=6723687&page=1

    …Otherwise, Selig said there’s nothing to link Peterson and Blagojevich, accused of scheming to benefit from his power to name President Barack Obama’s replacement in the U.S. Senate.

    “They are totally different cases,” Selig said. “They each offer their own challenges for the individuals. The only thing they have in common is they are both big stories in the news.”

    On Monday, Blagojevich will appear on ABC’s “The View” and “Good Morning, America.” Peterson, too, has been interviewed on “Good Morning, America.”

    “We aren’t doing any other morning shows,” Selig said about the governor’s Monday appearances. “We are not going to go show to show. We don’t want to overdo it.”

  76. “We aren’t doing any other morning shows,” Selig said about the governor’s Monday appearances. “We are not going to go show to show. We don’t want to overdo it.”

    Technically he’s correct. I mean, he’ll also be appearing on Larry King Live on Monday…but that isn’t a morning show.

  77. facsmiley // January 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    “They are totally different cases,” Selig said. “They each offer their own challenges for the individuals. The only thing they have in common is they are both big stories in the news.” …

    ****

    He must have missed the fact that the other commonality is that both Drew and Blago appear to be narcissistic individuals who somehow twist things in their minds to think that they are somehow the saviors of others.

  78. Ah, grasshoppers, it’s all very clear near.

    The Gov hired Glenn Selig to get the people on his side and rehabilitate his tarnished image, just like he did with Drew Peterson.

    Ooops.

  79. Ha, if Selig fails as miserably with his current mental midget’s image as he has with Peterson’s, wonder how that’s going to work on the minds of his other clients?

    But, then, I’m sure he thought that all out first before he gambled with the credibility and reputation of his own image and that of his agency. Hey, he can hire himself to get on all the news shows to tell his side of the story when he turns out looking like Bozo T. Clown and needs some TLC!

  80. facsmiley // January 24, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    “To review: Blago has compared his prosecution to Pearl Harbor, managed to lose his star defense attorney, hired the same people handling Drew Peterson’s PR, and asked a newspaper board for help even though he extorted another paper’s board.

    **************

    You forgot another important part of the Blago conspiracy.

    His Wild West Analogy. There was an old saying in the Old West: There was a cowboy who was charged with stealing a horse in town. And some of the other cowboys, especially the guy whose horse was stolen, were very unhappy with that guy.

    One of the cowboys said, “Let’s hang him!”

    “No, you can not make this stuff up.”

  81. Good morning and Bore da (for you, weknoweverythinglol, cariad)January 24, 2009

    BY DAVE MCKINNEY, CHRIS FUSCO AND NATASHA KORECKI Staff Reporters
    Gov. Blagojevich and Drew Peterson now have something in common: the same PR firm.

    The Publicity Agency, a Tampa firm that counts the former Bolingbrook police sergeant among its high-profile clients, announced Saturday it will be representing the governor “in his dealings with the news media that are outside the scope of his being governor.”

    Rod Blagojevich has hired the same public relations firm that represents Drew Peterson.
    (AP photos)

    RELATED STORIES
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    The announcement came on the same day that the Illinois Senate disclosed that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to permit testimony in Blagojevich’s impeachment trial — set to begin Monday — by an FBI agent whose sworn affidavit led to the governor’s arrest last month.

    Blagojevich has no plans to show up for the trial. Instead, he’s set to do a series of national television interviews, including ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The View,” and CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

    The barrage of media appearances is among the reasons that the governor’s powerhouse attorney, Ed Genson, quit Blagojevich’s criminal case Friday. Genson felt Blagojevich should not have launched a media blitz.

    On another front, House prosecutor David Ellis indicated that FBI Special Agent Daniel Cain will be allowed to testify on a limited basis during Blagojevich’s trial in a filing made public Saturday.

    The 76-page complaint Cain authored alleged that, among other things, Blagojevich was offering to sell President Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.

    In a letter to Ellis Thursday, Fitzgerald said that Cain would be permitted to testify to the Senate about his credentials, the accuracy of his affidavit, the accuracy of summaries of secretly recorded conversations of Blagojevich and others, and the techniques used to verify the summaries and transcripts of those secret recordings.

    “Because of the ongoing criminal investigation, pending criminal charges and relevant legal restrictions, I do not authorize Special Agent Cain to testify more broadly about the conduct of the investigation or the facts set forth in the complaint affidavit,” Fitzgerald wrote.

    The final decision on whether Cain will testify rests with Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald, who will preside over Blagojevich’s trial, and the Senate.

    In another move, Ellis sought to enter into the impeachment record a transcript of Blagojevich’s interview Friday on WLS-AM 890. The statements the governor made, Ellis wrote, demonstrate Blagojevich’s “admission that the comments attributed to him in the Cain affidavit were, in fact, made by him.”

    * * * * * * * *

    Nice work! See how easy that is to do, JB? Sells-ick?

  82. This is getting too strange for words and all I can say is I am glad the ink is dry on the Hearsay Law, especially now Blago is getting so intimate with Selig and his rather sinister PR contacts !

  83. Hey, good morning everyone.

    With all the news, it just goes to show you.

    If the Gov was rational and thinking clearly, he wouldn’t have hired a PR firm that has failed miserably in handling a freak of a client already. It makes sense that, being a whack job, he’d choose the PR firm that no one else would want but the light-on-brains, hmmm?

    So, let’s see. Blago listened to Selig, who got Mopey Mickey booked on the morning circuit to blab gobbledygook, instead of listening to Genson, his attorney, which occurred in his ceasing legal representation of him.

    Ah, good move. Outstanding. That’ll work, heh?

    A PR agent that has had to spend time explaining why two morons he represents shouldn’t be compared, rather than how showboating a pea-brained Gov is going to help him keep his job and stay out of prison.

    Can’t make this stuff up.

  84. Can’t make this stuff up.

    Fox News is about to do a segment on the comparison of the “Odd Couple” and what they have in common.

    Hey, Peterson got himself back in the news and he didn’t even try this time.

  85. “The barrage of media appearances is among the reasons that the governor’s powerhouse attorney, Ed Genson, quit Blagojevich’s criminal case Friday. Genson felt Blagojevich should not have launched a media blitz.”

    Ah, apparently Genson is not familiar with the revolutionary ‘white noise’ approach to shameful deeds and bad behavior.

  86. Heh, some of the news articles about this silly fiasco are priceless. Like this from Fox:

    Helping Blagojevich circle the wagons is the Tampa-based Publicity Agency, which is the same public relations firm that represents Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police office who is a suspect in his wife’s disappearance.

    “The governor has decided that he wants to speak and tell his side of the story, and he enlisted us to help,” Glenn Selig, the PR firm’s founder, said on Saturday.”

    It remains to be seen whether hiring Publicity Agency will pay off for Blagojevich. Peterson, with the firm’s help, embraced the media spotlight last year despite the disappearance of his wife, Stacy Peterson, whom Peterson claims left him for another man. He has not been charged in her disappearance.

    *****
    Yes, I guess it can be said that Selig helped Drew Peterson get out his side of the story. In the court of public opinion. And we all know how “well” Drew Peterson is fairing so far in the court of public opinion, thanks to Selig helping him.

  87. rescueapet // January 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Heh, some of the news articles about this silly fiasco are priceless……
    ———–
    Yes, this is a very good thing to “expose” the bottom dwellers for, to quote Selig, “who they really are”.

    Yup, another master move by “the guru”
    Selig is being chastised, nationwide now, by the general public and the media.
    “Nice PR move, Mr.Selig”

    I don’t think Blagojevich or Glenn Selig understands the purpose of public relations: It’s to make the unlikable likable, not the guilty innocent.

    This is one of the best I have read so far……….
    —————

    Rod Blagojevich, Drew Peterson just trying to play us for fools

    By Rex W. Huppke | Tribune reporter
    January 26, 2009

    By hiring the public-relations firm that represents former Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson, the impeached governor of Illinois has accomplished two things.

    He has given the green light to those of us who felt timid about drawing comparisons between his brash behavior and Peterson’s. And he has cemented our state’s new marketing slogan as: “Come to Illinois. Chock full o’ crazy.”

    Granted, Rod Blagojevich’s situation and Peterson’s are vastly different. One stands accused of trying to sell President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat; the other is a suspect in the death of his third wife and disappearance of his fourth wife. Both, without question, should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    But would it be too much to ask that they also remain quiet until proven innocent?

    Blagojevich’s impeachment trial begins Monday, and the governor will spend the day on a national media blitz, appearing on “Good Morning America,” “The View,” and in the I-Didn’t-Do-It! chair across from Larry King. Portions of an interview with the governor appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Today” show, putting him on a chatty path similar to the one Peterson has followed.

    And it’s baffling. Just about anyone who has watched Peterson’s antics—flirting with female reporters, considering a “Win a Date with Drew” radio contest—would struggle to see how the former cop has helped himself by accentuating what many consider a spine-tingling creepiness.

    And yet there went Blagojevich on Friday, spinning a political conspiracy theory over Chicago airwaves that made the rather unintimidating Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn sound like the head of some tax-hungry cabal. The governor proceeded to hire Peterson’s PR firm, which seems a bit like hiring the town drunk to boost your image following a DUI arrest.

    Presumably more nuttiness will come Monday. And while voyeuristically satisfying, a PR blitz like this should be recognized for what it is: an affront to our intelligence. It’s a rope-a-dope strategy, and we’re the dopes.

    Criminal suspects such as Blagojevich and Peterson, along with their supposedly media-savvy handlers, are hoping our focus on the actual crimes alleged will be lost like socks in a spin cycle. The guy with the mustache and the guy with the perfect hair want to make themselves guilty pleasures, infectious media characters or Paris Hilton-esque oddities.

    It’s the only way to explain how two wholly different Illinoisans could handle their situations in a strikingly similar fashion. With what Blagojevich would call “testicular virility,” they seem to be laying out insanity defenses, or at least delusional defenses, before the court of public opinion.

    Perhaps there’s some capitalist end to all this. Maybe Peterson and the governor are hoping to make their stories irresistible to Hollywood, shaping plots even the best screenwriters couldn’t drum up.

    We should deny them that. We should tune out and look away from the diversionary fires they keep setting. We should remind them that, while we have our guilty pleasures, we aren’t a nation of dummies.

    Then perhaps the accused will stop hiring PR firms, and start recognizing there’s an admirable grace to keeping your mouth shut.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-talk-blago26jan26,0,1908873.story
    ————–
    I think Glenn Selig may need the help of a “crisis management” firm to get thepublicityagency, pressreleasepros, and prnewschannel out of the jaws of the national condemnation of their antics.

  88. Womenscroned ~ thank you for that fantastic article and link.

    Kind of ironic isn’t it. These clowns hire attorneys, who are supposed to be their voices of reason so they can remain quiet and dignified, yet, they wind up with Selig and…….

    😉

  89. another from Baltimore:

    TV and Blagojevich: It’s a freakshow, not journalism

    Rob BlagojevichFrom ABC’s Good Morning America to CNN’s Larry King, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is going to be everywhere on TV today as his impeachment trial starts in Illinois.

    Some of the networks are acting like it’s a big journalistic deal to have an interview with him.

    “Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will give his first national television appearances exclusively to ABC,” the network announced this weekend. “On Monday, January 26th, he will be live on ABC News’ Good Morning America — the day his impeachment trial begins in his home state. Following his interview with GMA, Blagojevich will appear live on ABC’s The View.”

    NBC trumpeted: “NBC News’ Amy Robach sits down with Gov. Blagojevich in his first TV interview since his arrest.” Part of that conversation will air on Today.

    But for all the talk by the news divisions of “exclusives” and “firsts,” giving Blagojevich air time isn’t about journalism. In fact, the reason he will be all over the tube is that he has hired a PR firm, and they have launched a massive media blitz on his behalf.

    So, why are the networks and cable channels going along with the campaign and featuring the man charged with trying to sell the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama?

    Because you don’t know what bizarre statement is going to come out his mouth next, and he often sounds like a crazy man. If anyone didn’t already know that, Friday’s news conference with all his strange talk of “cowboys ropin’ steers…and herdin’ cattle” provided more than enough evidence. He somehow sees himself as a cowboy that the Illinois Senate is trying to “hang.”

    Blagojevich is a TV freakshow. Watching him is like watching Tammy Faye Bakker or Kato Kaelin. It makes for great live TV but in the end, it’s a meaningless diversion from the real stories of the economy and war that need to be covered.

    So, don’t be fooled by the networks, cable channels, anchors and interviewers as to what they are selling with Blagojevich today and tonight. It’s mainly trash.

    Journalism would involve some real reporting on such matters as to how Blagojevich managed once upon a time to be taken seriously in Illinois — and how it was that none of the Illinois politicians now running Washington seem to have done anything to denounce or expose him before now.

    http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/01/post_2.html
    —————————-

    Because you don’t know what bizarre statement is going to come out his mouth next, and he often sounds like a crazy man.
    I wonder if Selig came up with the “I thought about Mandela, Dr. King, Gandhi,” line, the cowboy horse thief story, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, and the latest line from “Good Morning America.” :
    Blagojevich Says He Thought of Oprah for Senate
    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/US/story?id=6730220&page=1

    ………………..and the PR blitz has only just begun

    Maybe Selig-N-Rod were thinking of the wrong “Mr. Smith” analogy………
    flashback to ’96 with (Mr.)”Gov. Smith Goes to The Daily Show” – watch about 2:00 in –
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=115852&title=pill-of-rights#Scene_1
    (At the time Gov. Smith did not know this was a comedy show)

  90. When the Gov was arrested and asked what went through his mind, he eventually came up with his most electrifying comparisons so far. These thoughts of the Gov are what he hired Selig to get across to us, his unadoring public? Where are the men in the white coats, and when are they going to help this man stop the insanity.

    “Impeached Gov. Blagojevich, on the first leg of his media blitz timed to the start of his impeachment trial, in an NBC interview broadcast on The Today Show Sunday compared himself to human rights heros Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.”

  91. LOL, you must admit, that it is wonderful that mainstream newspaper commentators are expressing the same thoughts as many here do about the two misfit clients Selig is promoting.

    It’s also funny that Peterson, and now Blago, are getting the recognition they so crave. Maybe not the way they had hoped, but comparing them as the delusional throwaways that no other reputable agency would take on does say it all, heh?

  92. Thanks for the links womanscorned.

    I see Blago has to tell his children that he’s not the man the media is portraying too.

    🙄

  93. hi everybody

    Have Blago’s new PR advisors facilitated any introductions to authors, we wonder. Someone impartial like a Canadian, maybe. I’m way ahead of them. Mrs Blago writes the book since she will have time on her hands, not serving as a director anything.

  94. oh, that mocking delay. director of anything .

    and thanks all for good posts above, thanks womanscorned. It’s satisfying for them to be taken to task mainstream.

  95. “Criminal suspects such as Blagojevich and Peterson, along with their supposedly media-savvy handlers, are hoping our focus on the actual crimes alleged will be lost like socks in a spin cycle.”

    I liked this quote too.

    Blago is somehow expecting to sway the public with his personal charm? I just watched most of the segment on the View and he seemed like a man out of control — on the verge. The way he kept leaning into the women and grabbing at them while he rambled was very odd.

  96. Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois will be in New York Monday morning to appear for an exclusive morning show interview on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ his first live TV interview since being accused of wrongdoing, Blagojevich’s recently hired PR firm announced on Saturday.

    AND

    “We aren’t doing any other morning shows,” Selig said about the governor’s Monday appearances. “We are not going to go show to show. We don’t want to overdo it.”

    Is The View not considered a morning show? Is that the loophole?

  97. Here’s something that might interest Selig. A poll of Illinois residents, the only ones who really matter in the scheme of things:

    Do you think Gov. Blagojevich’s media blitz will help his cause?
    Yes: 22%
    No: 78%

  98. It’s pretty boring stuff, and there doesn’t appear to be much going on right now. But who knows — it may heat up over the course of the trial.

  99. Oh my. Could it be that the Governor has found himself a new lawyer?
    ****************************

    Why Illinois Governor Blagojevich Is Getting A Raw Deal

    High Profile Chicago Lawyer Joel Brodsky Makes A Solid Case

    The Governor Is Being Railroaded

    Embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich is going on radio, television, and is shouting from the roof tops that he is being removed from office by a trial which is tantamount to a lynching without even the pretense of due process. The Governor is right. There can be no doubt about it.

    The first argument that the Illinois State Legislature, the Governors political enemies, and uniformed public opinions, make is that mpeachment is a political act, and that due process rights do not apply. This is patently wrong, and a reading of the Illinois Constitution confirms this fact.

    Article IV, Section 14, of the Illinois Constitution covers impeachment and removal from office. Read this section and you will see that when the framers of the Constitution set forth the Senates procedures in impeachment proceedings, they stated the following: (1) the Senators were under oath to “due justice according to law”; (2) the case is to be “tried” by the “Chief Justice”; (3) that a 2/3 vote is required to “convict”; and (4) that the decision of the Senate is a “Judgment”.

    I don’t know about you, but when I hear words like “justice according to law”, and reference to a trial with a judge, and a conviction resulting in a judgment, I don’t think of a purely political process. These words call for a trial in the judicial sense, with all the trappings and guarantees of due process, fairness, the presumption of innocence, the right to call witness, and contest evidence.

    So then, how is the Governor Blagojevich being denied due process under the Senate Rules for Impeachment? Let me just focus on a few major ones to make my point. But before I do this you have to understand that the Governor was not impeached for any specific act of wrongdoing. (Are you surprised?) There is only one (1) Article of Impeachment against the Governor. It refers to thirteen (13) acts of the Governor over the last six (6) years, some specific and some vague, and then states that “Under the totality of the evidence, some of all of these acts of the Governor constitute a pattern of abuse of power”, and therefore the Governor, twice elected by the people, should be removed. The Governor removal then, is not being sought for any specific act, such as trying to sell a US Senate seat, but is being sought for the vague reason that he “abused his power”.

    First, Rule 8 prohibits the Governor from objecting to the record of the House impeachment proceedings. If you will recall, when the matter was before the House the Governors attorneys asked to be allowed to call and question witnesses, and were denied the right to do so. They were told that they would get their chance at any trial. Now, that turned out to be a lie. This record, not submitted to any adversary challenge or cross-examination, is now evidence in the Senate trial, and the Governor cannot contest it.

    Next, the worst and most outrageous of the Rules is Rule 15(f), which states that under no circumstance can the Governor call any witness that interferes with the investigation being conducted by the US Attorney. This gives the U.S. Attorney, who has stated publically, and in no uncertain terms, that he despises the Governor, the right to prevent the Governor from calling any witness he says he doesn’t want the Governor to call. Who has ever heard of a prosecutor having the absolute right to prevent a defendant from calling a witness in his own defense? This is justice Taliban style. The Articles of Impeachment, paragraphs one (1) through eight (8), (that’s 8 of 13 paragraphs), specifically refer to events that are part of the U.S. Attorney’s investigation. Rule 15(f) means the Governor cannot compel or call any witness in regard to eight (8) of the thirteen (13) allegations against him.

    Of the remaining five (5) allegations against the Governor in the Articles of Impeachment, paragraphs nine (9) through twelve (12) concern actions taken by him during his first term of office. Well guess what, after taking these actions the Governor was re-elected. The people have spoken. After an election campaign where all of these so called abuses were disclosed to the electorate, the Governor was chosen by the people for another term. Now, the legislature is trying to undo the choice of the people, and remove the Governor for something the people have voiced their approval of. Just in case you lost count, these leave only one (1) allegation against the Governor, which concerns the hiring and firing of state employees. Not only is this allegation vague and innocuous in scope, but it is ridiculous. Everyone knows how hard it is to fire a civil servant. It takes time, effort, and due process to fire one, than the Governor is getting in the impeachment proceedings.

    Rule 8 also states that the Governor can make an objection to other evidence to the Chief Justice, who is the Judge under the Constitution, but that the Senate can overrule the Judge’s ruling by a majority vote. Now who ever heard of a trial where the prosecutor asks the jury to overrule the judge!!!! The inmates have taken over the asylum.

    Rule 14 allows the Governor to make a motion challenging the Articles of Impeachment submitted by the House. However, argument on the motion is limited to 15 minutes. That’s outrageous. On such an important matter the Senate limits the time to consider arguments of the parties to 7 ½ minutes to each side. A $100 small claims case gets more time. One gets the feeling that they simply don’t want to waste time because the Senators already know what they are going to do.

    Rule 15 gives the Senate veto power over whether or not the Governor can subpoena any particular witness or document. A majority of the Senate must vote to allow the issuance of a subpoena. Who has ever heard of the jury telling a defendant who he may compel to testify as a witness? More importantly, how can the Senate even vote on whether or not to compel the testimony of a witness when they don’t even know what the witness will say? The rule gives the Senate control of the presentation of the Governors case.

    What is really going on here is a power grab by the Illinois State Legislature. They want to emasculate the executive branch of government, and eliminate the checks and balances on their legislative power. What future governor will dare challenge the legislature if this sham of a trial removes the Governor from office? The power will all lie with the legislature, who will be able to do whatever they want, with nobody to challenge them, and single person who can be held accountable.

    More than that, how about this scenario: Pat Quinn becomes governor filling out the two (2) years left for Blagojevich. Then at the next election, as she indicated she would, Attorney General Lisa Madigan runs for governor, supported by her father, Mike Madigan, the Speaker of The Illinois House Of Representatives. Remember the House holds the purse strings, and controls the budget of the State Of Illinois. With Lisa Madigan as governor and her father Mike Madigan as house speaker, we might as well change the Illinois State Motto from “Land Of Lincoln” to “Land Of Madigan”.

    Governor Rod Blagojevich is getting railroaded, and the people of the State Of Illinois will be the victims of this sham of a trial along with him if they don’t take up his call, and call for a fair trial for their elected Governor.

    Joel A. Brodsky

  100. Maybe I should have just linked it.

    PDF is here:

  101. Facs – Don’t you think Drew could potentially get jealous if he isn’t the highest profile client of Brodsky’s??

  102. They are going to have to go to Hollywood or something because there isn’t a club big enough to hold those two egos at the same time!!

  103. I want to know why they didn’t include the whole senior citizens ride free stipulation added in the 24th hour while our whole public transportation system was failing. IMO he KNEW he wanted to add that to the agreement but never said a thing about it until it would be done in a manner that made him look like a savior to the elderly.

    Mind you – the idea itself isn’t a bad one. The problem is that the funding at was being asked for didn’t take those free rides into consideration and they would put a big strain on the budget.

  104. I just wonder how Peterson is handling all of this. The media circus isn’t really focused on him anymore. His lawyer looks to be auditioning for a new job – seems to have a lot of time on his hands to be able to be one of the only attorneys that has put out a media defense. Aw, poor Peterson. He’s 2nd best now.

  105. I was trying to figure out who posted the Brodsky/Blago document out there and found that the link Facs provided seems to have come from the crimefile.com guy. Here’s the link on his website to this document – http://www.crimefilenews.com/.

    Also – I noted that the crimefile ID on scribd’s last post was for something called “Bitchslapper” and the comment from the poster was “A new tool to control that nagging woman in your life” categoriezed as “funny”. I cannot see the document for some reason but here is the link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/10039526/Bitchslapper. Nice, real nice…

  106. Think aboutit – I got the PDF from Crimefile’s blog originally. I just saved and then reuploaded to my own Scribd site.

    I’m trying to stick to my resolution to not publicize or link to him, whenever that’s possible. 😉

  107. I was able to see the Bitchslapper picture.

    BTW, you can flag content at Scribd as being ‘hateful or offensive’. Done and done.

  108. Sorry. 🙂

    But it seems he does have his own scribd account named crimefile and yours is probably different right?? Or did you post the bitchslapper link too??

  109. My Scribd account name is reader999.

    As far as I know I have no files pertaining to bitches or slapping. 🙂

    If you go to the link I posted and click on ‘more from this publisher’ you can see the other docs I’ve uploaded there. They’re all public.

  110. Judging by how this goof cross dresses and spews nonsense, I think you can draw your own conclusions as to where the bitches and slapping came from.

  111. LOL. I saw the reader999 ID as well. Yes – the bitchslapping one was on the crimefile ID and not yours! I didn’t think that would fit your postings by any stretch of the imagination.

    Now as Rescue said I am drawing my own conclusions on the cross-dressing crimefile guy.

    🙂

  112. Man – I’ve been just listening to the Blago impeachment hearing in the background and I have realized that I could never be a senator or congressman because I’m having a hard time not getting distracted and not fully listening to the information at hand. (I’d be caught snoozing on camera!)

  113. I was listening for a while to the FBI agent testify about the steps that are required to do wiretapping.

    Very intricate and complicated stuff.

  114. This is getting beyond bizarre and at the same time the newly established triangle of Blagojevich, Glenn Selig and Drew Peterson to be extremely worrying.

    You’d think a Governor would specifically NOT want to be drawn parallel to a murder suspect by using the exact same PR Agency.

    How does he think that is going to improve his already embattled image ?

  115. All I can think of is that the position of PR Agency for the Governor went to the highest bidder (!!)

    LOL !!

  116. Joel must be way too busy to take the case on, even if required ;-), so it appears his lengthy opinion was worth devoting the time to so he could associate himself with this nonsense.

  117. JAH – And to think that he’s hooking up with the PR agent for the very guy that a high-profile bill he signed was designed to possibly help convict him (or others in the future) of a crime based on hearsay evidence.

  118. thinkaboutit2 // January 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    They are going to have to go to Hollywood or something because there isn’t a club big enough to hold those two egos at the same time!!
    * * * * * * *
    lol, think. They need plenty of head and hair space.

  119. Taxpayers won’t pay for governor’s PR firm
    January 26, 2009 10:22 AM | 5 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois taxpayers won’t be asked to pay for Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s new public relations firm.

    Blagojevich has hired a firm called the Publicity Agency to represent him as he goes on a media tour to defend himself against corruption allegations.

    Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero said Monday that the state won’t be paying the PR firm’s costs.

    Guerrero also says the state isn’t paying expenses for the governor’s media appearances in New York. He says he believes the TV network is paying for the trip.

    Blagojevich does have a State Police security detail with him in New York, as he does at all times.

    — Associated Press

    ****

    Link: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/taxpayers-wont-pay-for-governors-pr-firm.html

    Ummm – We FREAKING better NOT be paying for this!!

  120. thinkaboutit2 // January 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    JAH – And to think that he’s hooking up with the PR agent for the very guy that a high-profile bill he signed was designed to possibly help convict him (or others in the future) of a crime based on hearsay evidence.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yes TAI, that’s what makes it so bizarre, so you have to ask, what’s lurking behind all this ??

    What is the Quid Pro Quo ??

  121. The hearsay law – no, actually, that doesn’t affect Blago, really. The hearsay law, I believe, pertains to murder victims:

    Whether they are hushed conversations or statements to police, remarks made by victims before they are slain can be entered as hearsay evidence in murder trials under a state law passed Wednesday.

    The law has the potential to affect the possible prosecution of former Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson, who is the suspect in the Oct. 28, 2007, disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy.

  122. It is kind of funny, though, that Blago wants his “right” to confront his accusers, or put on witnesses at his impeachment hearings, when he signed a law that allows hearsay evidence against an accused murderer who can’t confront a witness (well, he can’t because he killed the witness). 😉

  123. Rescue – What I meant was that Blago signed the law that is supposed to be used against Drew – yet he still goes to his PR guy to help make him look better.

  124. bucketoftea // January 26, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I guess he’s desperate, but doesn’t it make you wonder who phoned whom?
    *******************

    Yep, almost an Armstrongian situation or …excuse me…chicken or the egg? 🙂

  125. LOL I suppose because of the federal corruption charges and all, it be best to clarify who will be paying.

    * * * * * * * *

    What’s the Quid Pro Quo? I’m not saying that they are connected in any other way than by similar dishonest reputations and PR firm, but
    it’s not outside the realms of possibility that they might be via a complicated network of criminal er, political patronage. Just sayin’ it’s at east as possible as Stacy being found living rough in a park.

  126. rescueapet // January 26, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    The hearsay law – no, actually, that doesn’t affect Blago, really. The hearsay law, I believe, pertains to murder victims:

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Rescue –

    As the Governor of Illinois Blago SIGNED for the Hearsay Law to become Law.

    He put his signature on that paper to make it LAW.

    He even got a correction/amendment on the date for it to become Law sooner and now this same Governor is rubbing shoulders with Drew and his Band of Gypsies.

  127. Quid Pro Quo in plain English is: “What’s In It For Me”

    In other words:

    What’s in it for Blago to sign up with Glenn

    What’s in it for Glenn to have Blago on Board

  128. He’s rubbing shoulders with Drew and his Band of Gypsies because he’s vying for 2009’s reject of the year.

    Last year’s honors went to Peterson, who’s standing in the background, waiting to crown the new prince.

  129. Tomorrow, though, the doofus doubles will be sharing the spotlight, because I believe there’s a court matter involving the Savio probate coming up. Won’t that be fun?

  130. Is it that time already? An advantage of having 2 scurrilous PR clients is that you could use them alternately to bury bad news of the other…

  131. What: Oral arguments begin in Drew Peterson appeal of decision to reopen late wife’s estate.

    When: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm CT

    Where:
    Illinois Appellate Court, Third District
    1004 Columbus St., Ottawa, Illinois

    Note: Drew Peterson will be present at the hearing.
    ***************************

    I hope exlaw gives us the full blow-by-blow.

  132. Yes, but, Facs, her blow-by-blow is what neighbor is putting in new toilets and sinks, who’s money she’s scamming it from, and where the couple that taped the suspect are living.

    We already know all that stuff. We want to hear the real news – what the lawyer’s arguments were in the case.

  133. Thanks, facs

    This is pretty funny,too. Go Geraldo. lol double lol.

    Monday, Jan 26
    Geraldo “Sabotaged” By Blago “PR Guy”
    As if today’s Rod Blagojevich press blitz isn’t bizarre enough, a new wrinkle came from Geraldo Rivera’s interview, which was supposed to take place at 2pmET on FNC’s The Live Desk.

    Instead, Geraldo was “sabotaged.” You see, Blago’s publicist is Glenn Selig, who also happens to be the publicist for Drew Peterson. Seriously. And, as Geraldo put it, “Drew Peterson is my arch-enemy.”

    So, Rivera tracked down Blago in the parking lot of “The View” this morning after a last minute cancellation by Selig. He banged on the window until Blagojevich emerged, and Rivera asked, “What happened to our 2:00 interview?” Blagojevich responded: “I don’t know I just go where they tell me.”

    Then the interview took place outside while other reporters tried to get in questions as well. As a bonus, Rivera interviewed Whoopi Goldberg.

    There’s a lot more to it, including the use of the term “double-murdering.” Just click continued and watch the whole segment…

  134. This is an interesting post at the same site above.

    storm5guy

    Glenn Selig used to be a reporter for FOX O&O WTVT in Tampa. He was fired because of a conflict of interest between reporting and his little PR firm.

    * * * * * * *
    Wonder if this is verifiable?

  135. Hiya Bucket. I don’t know, of course, if it’s verifiable, but you just never know who’s going to come out of the background and bite you in the butt someday, heh? Kind of reminds me of Peterson and the mess he’s in. He makes Stacy disappear, but never expected Kathleen’s “voice” to be heard.

    Ah, justice. It shall prevail.

  136. (PRNewsChannel) / Tampa, Fla. / Whether it’s the Drew Peterson case developing near Chicago or the Casey Anthony drama unfolding in Orlando, the publicity/PR firm The Publicity Agency and its founder/publicist are involved in two of today’s biggest national crime stories.

    * * * * * *
    Make that 3 unrepresentables.

  137. I got this from Selig’s resume:

    Television News Reporter/Anchor 1997 – 2007
    WTVT, Fox 13, (News Corp.)
    Tampa, FL
    • Prepare top story, consumer and investigative news reports for nightly broadcasts.
    • Substitute anchor broadcasts as needed.
    • Live reports for Fox News, CNN and Sky News for national and international news
    events.

  138. Hiya facs!
    fun, huh?

    Substitute anchor.

    A little snippet if Sells-ick’s services as offered to PR clients:

    Print, Broadcast and Online Media.
    Press releases are distributed via email to reporters, editors and producers. We also offer distribution online to a vast network of sites and also to search engines like Google and social networking sites. Press releases we distribute usually turn up in Google and other popular Web site within minutes.

    * * * * *
    If you don’t mind associating your name with Drew Peterson, Casey Anthony or ex-ish Gov Blago.

  139. I didn’t catch The View interview but that interview with Geraldo … Blagojevich actually came across as having a legitimate beef with the way things are being done.

    I think it’s too bad he didn’t hand the whole thing the way Geraldo played it out.

  140. Okay, Blagojevich has been on GMA, The View, done an interview with Geraldo, Greta says on her blog she did a short, quick interview with him, and he’s on LKL now. He’s whining and kicking, and won’t go peacefully.

    After all this, after it’s all said and done, what has he accomplished? The impeachment proceedings are going on without him, the news media merely wants him on their shows because he’s a ticking time bomb, and he’s going to be thrown out of office.

    Who accomplished anything here? What is Selig trying to convey to us by shagging his client around from news program to news program?

    I’m missing it.

  141. Who cares about this piece of crap guy? Get off your arses and start searchin. I quit my job to try to find these people and everyone else is inside typing away. Ever walk until you feet are bleedin? I do every day. I will find Stacy! Keep typin away and someday you will be typin about me!

  142. One can only hope the listening devices are still in place, especially now Blago started an association with “The Publicity Agency” as this has to be a doubled ended sword for sure !

  143. In case you feel like stalking the gov tomorrow, Glenn has kindly produced a minute-by-minute schedule of his whereabouts. Go nuts!

    645 am – CBS’ Evening News (taped before CBS’ The Early Show)

    700 am – CBS’ The Early Show (Central Park studios)

    810 am – Fox & Friends (FOX)

    845 am – AP’s TV studio (450 W. 33rd St.)

    1030 am – Fox Business Network (1211 Avenue of Americas)

    1115 am – In Session/TruTV: Jami Floyd: Best Defense (600 3rd Avenue)

    1230 pm – Glenn Beck (FOX)

    130 pm – Campbell Brown (CNN Center)

    200 pm – Rachel Maddow (30 Rockefeller Center)

    230 pm – Greta Van Susteren (undisclosed location)

    330 pm – DL Hughley (CNN Center)

  144. RE: 200 pm – Rachel Maddow (30 Rockefeller Center)
    —————–

    Her reactions were about the same as mine.
    Rachel tells it like it is…………..
    (click on Blagos big day video)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/28865308#28865308

    Triple Exclusive!!
    Tuesday 1/27 9 p.m. ET

    Embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich will grant Rachel Madddow exclusive access for an exlusive interview making her the only 9 p.m. ET MSNBC host to interview him in that time slot at the exclusion of all others! (Reairs exclusively at 11 p.m and 2 a.m.)
    lol

  145. Good morning!

    Thanks Womenscorned. Great stuff.

    What will today bring by way of oral arguments in the appeal against the reopening of K Savio’s estate? Will they be reported? JB has more or less said what it would be. Statute of limitations and no new asset. We’ll see.

  146. Good morning, everyone. Good afternoon, Bucket. Thought I’d share this with you all. Now, this is funny.

    Illinois Governor Blagojevich takes PR cue from suspected murderer Drew Peterson

    January 26, 8:58 AM
    by Matt Baron, Chicago Marketing and PR Examiner

    http://www.examiner.com/x-2680-Chicago-Marketing-and-PR-Examiner~y2009m1d26-Illinois-Governor-Blagojevich-takes-PR-cue-from-suspected-murderer-Drew-Peterson

    Emperor Rod Blagojevich at this very moment, instead of defending himself before the Illinois Legislature as it proceeds with an impeachment hearing, is in the midst of making the national media rounds.

    As Rex Huppke so ably noted in a story that appears in the Jan. 26 edition of the Chicago Tribune, Blah Blah Blago’s talk-show tour is much like the path blazed in November 2007 by that other notable Illinois creep, suspected murderer Drew Peterson.

    And though he is the Emperor Without Any Clues, Blah-Blah must surely know that he is simply the Freak Show of the moment, having just begun to tap into his 15 minutes of infamy.

    He has even stated that he knows his days as Illinois governor are numbered (“the fix is in,” he self-pities). Left unsaid, but clearly understood, is that he only has so large of a window he can jump through before the media moves on to the next heel.

    The Emperor’s PR team, which includes the same shameless publicity crew that is representing the aforementioned Peterson, may well be pleading with the staff of Oprah to let Rod on her show.

    Of course, Blah-Blah today divulged what he surely knew would reap headline play across this celeb-obsessed land. While appearing for an interview on Good Morning America, he let slip a slight smile as he told Diane Sawyer that he considered approaching Oprah Winfrey to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Obama.

    Maybe the Emperor’s supplicants and enablers could propose tying in his Oprah appearance with the talk show titan’s hoped-for weight loss–as in, the state will be shed of Blago’s 180-extremely-odd pounds when he moves from governor to prisoner.

    We can only hope that, like Sawyer, other national media types will have the sense to ask Blah-Blah the same tough questions that he’s been ducking by local reporters for years.

    Among them:

    Do you know how to spell “narcissist”?

    With a 13-percent approval rating before the feds charged you in December with, among other misdeeds, plotting to sell Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder, did you really think you had a shot at the U.S. Presidency in 2016?

    How long have you been quoting Rudyard Kipling poems?

    In any event, Blagojevich will eventually have to answer to criminal charges.

    As I forecast two years ago when he was elected to a second term as governor, even then under a cloud of federal investigation, he very likely faces some significant time behind prison bars. If that comes to pass, he will follow in the shameful footsteps of his gubernatorial predecessor, the chronically corrupt George Ryan.

    Can a Drew Peterson bid for governor be far behind?

    ******

    Oh, BTW, this is what the Gov said after retaining the services of the Tampa-based Publicity Agency:

    Blagojevich said he didn’t even realize the firm also represents Drew Peterson, the former Chicago police officer who is a suspect in his wife’s disappearance.

    “It’s not something I knew”. “I didn’t know it until it was in the newspaper”

  147. bucketoftea // January 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    (PRNewsChannel) / Tampa, Fla. / Whether it’s the Drew Peterson case developing near Chicago or the Casey Anthony drama unfolding in Orlando, the publicity/PR firm The Publicity Agency and its founder/publicist are involved in two of today’s biggest national crime stories.

    * * * * * *
    Make that 3 unrepresentables.

    *****

    I had thought that Casey’s team fired Selig’s crew and then got that Todd Black guy…

  148. Rescue –

    “It’s not something I knew”. “I didn’t know it until it was in the newspaper”

    ****

    Umm – Yet another reason that shows this guy is clueless to the world he doesn’t sees ever 3 seconds when he’s checking himself out in the mirror.

  149. Hmmm. Just use your imagination and substitute “Peterson” for “Blagojevich.” Works for me.

    January 27, 2009
    BY NATASHA KORECKI Federal Courts Reporter nkorecki@suntimes.com

    Gov. Blagojevich’s media blitz might make him feel better about his case, but all those recent high-profile interviews are likely to come back to bite him in a big way, experienced defense lawyers say.

    That’s because any statement the governor makes about his case could be used against him by prosecutors at a future trial. But it isn’t a two-way street. Blagojevich’s lawyers can’t play the governor’s proclamations of innocence to jurors, said defense lawyer Joel Levin.

    Since last week, Blagojevich has appeared on radio shows and national television programs including “The View,” and “Larry King Live.” Blagojevich likened his situation to the jailing of peace and civil rights leaders and made references to the charges.

    “Given that he doesn’t know all the evidence against him, there’s tremendous risk in what he’s doing,” said Levin, who prosecuted ex-Gov. George Ryan. “Some of the statements . . . might fit nicely into the theories [prosecutors] are laying out.”

    Prosecutors are likely recording every word out of the governor’s mouth, Levin said.

    “No defense attorney in his right mind would sanction this campaign,” defense lawyer Ron Safer said. “It’s a horrible, horrible idea.”

    Safer said Blagojevich’s words on television will come across differently in the sterile environment of federal court — especially when jurors will also hear secret profanity-laced FBI recordings of the governor.

    “No matter how innocent you think the statements are. No matter how good it feels,” Safer said, “it’s a bad idea, and apparently intolerable to one of the finest criminal lawyers I know.”

    Powerhouse defense lawyer Ed Genson quit the case last week, in part over the media campaign.

    TV interviews are likely to turn off future jurors, Safer said, adding: “A majority of jurors . . . would be deeply offended by someone who speaks like that over the telephone and then compares himself to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.”

  150. Guess both Peterson and Blago can thank their lucky stars they have Selig to listen to rather than any “defense attorney in his right mind.”

    Oh, and it seems that most everyone else knows how to spell innocence.

  151. Thinkaboutit2
    I had thought that Casey’s team fired Selig’s crew and then got that Todd Black guy…

    * * * * * *
    Me too, but this is still up on Sells-ick’s site.

  152. facsmiley // January 27, 2009 at 12:19 am

    In case you feel like stalking the gov tomorrow, Glenn has kindly produced a minute-by-minute schedule of his whereabouts. Go nuts!

    Selig (as quoted in another post above): “We are not going to go show to show. We don’t want to overdo it.”

    I suppose “not overdoing it” means different things to different people.

  153. More shows = more bucks, and all Sellsick has to do is say yes and make appointments. Lot of PR skill and finesse there.

  154. Rescue, the other day you mentioned that Drew had a January 27 court date. Is that right? Or did I imagine you saying that?

  155. I’m intrigued by Brodsky’s opinion on Blago. It makes me think perhaps he (Brodders) was the one who made the phonecall.

  156. Noway – There must be a court date today because Blago’s PR firm (ooops! I mean Drew’s PR firm) said so in one of their press releases:

    ***

    Media Alert: Battle Over the Estate of Drew Peterson’s Ex-Wife Heads to Court
    Drew Peterson appealed the reopening of Kathleen Savio’s estate and appointment of new executors. Oral arguments are set for Tuesday, Jan. 27.
    thepublicityagency.com – January 16, 2009

    (PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / The following is a Media Alert from criminal defense attorney Joel A. Brodsky regarding his client Drew Peterson.

    What: Oral arguments begin in Drew Peterson appeal of decision to reopen late wife’s estate.

    When: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm CT

    Where:
    Illinois Appellate Court, Third District
    1004 Columbus St., Ottawa, Illinois

    Note: Drew Peterson will be present at the hearing.

    More Info:
    Drew Peterson and his uncle James Carroll appealed the re-opening of the Kathleen Savio estate and the appointment of Ann Mario Doman and Henry Savio, Savio’s siblings, as new joint executors.

    Five of Savio’s relatives filed a joint petition in March, 2008 to re-open the estate to prepare for a wrongful death lawsuit against Drew Peterson, according to their lawyer. Two weeks later they filed another petition asking that Doman and Mr. Savio be named as executors.

    Peterson’s attorney Joel Brodsky filed a seven-page response asking that it be thrown out because the statute of limitations had expired.

    The judge ruled in favor of Savio’s relatives on both petitions.

    Peterson is now appealing those decisions.

    Savio was Peterson’s third wife. Her body was found in a circular bathtub on March 1, 2004. Her death was initially ruled an accidental drowning. However after Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, her body was exhumed and underwent forensic examination when it was ruled a homicide.

    Drew Peterson denies any involvement in his wife Stacy’s disappearance or in Savio’s death. He has not been charged in connection with either crime.

    For the latest news on the Drew Peterson case, please visit http://www.thepublicityagency.com/drew_peterson.htm

    For Breaking News alerts please sign up http://www.twitter.com/publicityagency

    Media Contact:
    Glenn Selig
    The Publicity Agency (www.thepublicityagency.com)
    Direct: (813) 948-7767 x 801
    (813) 300-5454 cell
    email: glenn@thepublicityagency.com(BlackBerry)

    Source Web Site: thepublicityagency.com

    Link: http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=1145&z=9

  157. 😀

    Just noticed this at the bottom of the list of appearances:

    ** No other TV media availability is planned. My question is: WHO is left? Hasn’t he been everwhere and been interviewed by everyone?

    And on the Drew front, thanks Grandam and TIA2, for the info about his court dates.

  158. He still hasn’t done the Howdy Doody show… Oh that’s right… He is Howdy Doody and he retired that show some time ago…

  159. Blagojevich said he didn’t even realize the firm also represents Drew Peterson, the former Chicago police officer who is a suspect in his wife’s disappearance.

    “It’s not something I knew”. “I didn’t know it until it was in the newspaper”
    *****************************

    Last night on LKL, Blago was shown a montage of clips from comedy shows taking jabs at him. He said he hadn’t seen any of them either. Not Leno, Letterman, SNL..nothing.

    Does he live in a cave?

  160. Oooooh – I hope the gov does that radio show with the husband and wife realtor team that Glenn booked for Armstrong!

  161. Some people are just sick trying to make money off of the death of an innocent, little angel and pretend like they were doing it for a cause:

    ***
    Sales Suspended of Caylee Doll Made as ‘Tribute’ to Murdered Florida Girl
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009

    E-Mail Print Share
    MyFOXOrlando.com/Showbiz Productions

    Sales of the Caylee Anthony doll have been suspended before they started
    Sales of the Caylee Anthony doll have been suspended before they started
    A Florida company said it is halting planned sales of a wide-eyed doll called Caylee that was made as a “tribute” to a murdered Orlando girl with the same name.

    The Jacksonville-based Showbiz Promotions was going to offer the “Inspirational Caylee Sunshine Doll,” named after 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, for $29.99 starting at noon Tuesday.

    But the company said Tuesday morning that sales have been suspended.

    “After reviewing the response to our media introduction of the Sunshine Caylee Doll and listening to the advice of the general public, we feel that is it best to suspend the launch of The Sunshine Caylee Doll,” Showbiz Promotions said on the product’s Web site, http://www.cayleedoll.com.
    ***

    Full Story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,483446,00.html

  162. No Facs – He doesn’t live in a cave. He’s just always looking at his own image in the mirror, windows as he passes by them, shiny surfaces, his own reflection in the TV, and the like!

  163. Totally unrelated – but a quick note.

    Be sure to avoid peanut butter products for a while if you can. We’re pretty sure that our family had salmonella when we were sick over the holidays. My daughter and I both ate those little orange crackers with peanut butter in the middle. This lasted 3 days of horrible sick (where you cannot function) followed by over a week of not feeling right. Thankfully we seem to have recovered but never went to the doctor because we thought it was just a winter flu.

    It is important for people to note that there are also many dog treats affected by this thing and that a dog actually died from eating those same kind of crackers my daughter and I had.

    There are some products on the recall list that you wouldn’t realize had peanut butter paste in them.

    Here is the link to the current list: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm

  164. TAI…..
    This lasted 3 days of horrible sick (where you cannot function) followed by over a week of not feeling right.

    **********

    I have heard that – that when one gets “food poisoning” or salmonella, it’s a kind of sick where you can’t even lift your head up. “Flu” over the Holidays may just be found to be this bad, bad bug that’s been in peanut products.

  165. I don’t think there is any way to confirm salmonella “after the fact” and unfortunately we ate all of the crackers and threw away the package before we saw those darn things on the news.

    My daughter laid in the fetal position for 2 days and had an intense headache from dehydration until she was able to hold down gatorade and soup.

  166. TAI – that’s close to what my sister said she did when she apparently had “food poisoning.” Laid on the floor and couldn’t even pick her head up. A friend of mine described it the same way.

    I, too, have dog treats that have peanut butter in them, and an unopened box that I need to take back.

  167. Well what do you know – the governor does have an interest in his impeachment proceedings.

    From Glenn’s Twitter:

    PublicityAgency As we left fox, staffers want photos with the governor. Gov sees hearings on the tv screens.

  168. And Glenn seems more than a little star-struck by his client!

    PublicityAgency Before the interview, staff at Fox Business wanted a photo with the Gov. Wherever we go, people wanting autographs

  169. So they played 4 tapes that were dumb and didn’t have any good meat in them! They are just going to use the transcripts for all of the colorful tapes. Bah!! Listened all of that time for nothing!!

  170. facsmiley // January 27, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    And Glenn seems more than a little star-struck by his client!

    PublicityAgency Before the interview, staff at Fox Business wanted a photo with the Gov. Wherever we go, people wanting autographs

    ***********

    Ha, autographs. Yeah, they might help him buy candy in prison one day.

  171. thinkaboutit2 // January 27, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I don’t think there is any way to confirm salmonella “after the fact” and unfortunately we ate all of the crackers and threw away the package before we saw those darn things on the news.

    My daughter laid in the fetal position for 2 days and had an intense headache from dehydration until she was able to hold down gatorade and soup.
    * * * * * * * * *
    It’s common to still be excreting Salmonella for weeks afterwards without symptoms, so it would probably be possible to test for it, but there’s probably no reason to. I think they quarantine those who work with food or as carers here. (not exactly quarantined, can’t go to work)

    Sounds like a virus to me. Salmonella characteristically gives you terrible, terrible, terrible pains in the gut, with an onset at about 12 hours after eating contaminated food. 🙂

  172. speaking of dolls…some artist on e-bay is selling voodoo dolls of Casey complete with handcuffs and those big white sunglasses…what next

  173. Well qhorses – in the fantasy world I live in the thing that would come next is a fair trial and subsequent conviction of all people that are truly guilty of all of the unsolved crimes in this world.

    In reality – the next thing that will happen is probably that this ebay sales person of this doll and the Caylee doll people will hire Glen Selig’s PR firm for crisis control…

  174. thinkaboutit2 // January 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    So they played 4 tapes that were dumb and didn’t have any good meat in them! They are just going to use the transcripts for all of the colorful tapes. Bah!! Listened all of that time for nothing!!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    They can’t play the tapes about the Obama-seat raffle as they are part of an ongoing FBI investigation.

    What they did play shows the general conduct of this Governor; a crass and foul mouthed wheeler dealer, not serving the people of Illinois but feathering his own nest at every opportunity (!)

    As far as him not being aware he tied himself to the same PR Agency that represents Drew Peterson (!!!!), that could mean three things:

    The Governor is as big a pathological liar as Drew Peterson, the Governor must be incredibly stupid (!) and thirdly, if a Governor does not check a PR Agencies credentials, his name deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as that of a murder suspect !

  175. JAH-I guess the transcripts must only be parts of the other tapes. I wanted to hear Blago angry on a call or two!!

  176. Does the new court date mean that there’s been a continuance for the appeal against reopening Kathleen Savio’s estate?

  177. thinkaboutit2 // January 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    JAH-I guess the transcripts must only be parts of the other tapes. I wanted to hear Blago angry on a call or two!!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yes, you’re right TAI – The fact Blago isn’t even angry when he uses such foul language makes you wonder what he does say when someone rattles his cage (!)

  178. I’m beginning to see some similarities between Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson.

    Drew Peterson goes on talk shows instead of looking for his own wife.

    Rod Blagojevich goes on talk shows instead of attending his own impeachment hearing.

    You might say Rod Blagojevich never murdered anyone, but he is doing a pretty good job murdering his own career (!)

  179. Danya, any report on the Savio hearing?

    Also, this page is taking a long time to load. Could we have a new one please?

  180. JAH – I just don’t see that it’s having the result he is looking for. Every comment I’ve seen is critical of the governor and the shame he is bringing upon the office and this state.

  181. And to be honest I don’t entirely disagree with those who think Blago is being “railroaded”.
    That said, I do believe that he has done all that he is accused of and none of his actions since the charges have made me think any more favorably of him in the slightest.

  182. thinkaboutit2 // January 27, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Rescue –

    “It’s not something I knew”. “I didn’t know it until it was in the newspaper”

    ****

    Umm – Yet another reason that shows this guy is clueless to the world he doesn’t sees ever 3 seconds when he’s checking himself out in the mirror.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hahahahaha !

    Since the Governor “didn’t know” he was being represented by the same PR Agency Drew Peterson uses, someone needs to ask him how it feels to now be mentioned in the same breath as a murder suspect and if that enhances his profile (!)

  183. facsmiley // January 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Wouldn’t that be your first question when hiring a PR firm? “What are the names of your other clients?”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You’d think so wouldn’t you, that’s why I think some wheeling/dealing has been going on here as well.

    The old “Quid Pro Quo” comes to mind again.

  184. I think all of these guys are AT LEAST borderline narcissistic and if not pathological, then (being VERY kind here) well-practiced LIARS.

    Blago could well have been told of Selig’s other ‘famous’ client and absolutely not heard it, as it was a “Non-Blago-Related-Sound.” (Like the teacher in the old Charlie Brown specials…)

  185. But he’s kind of narcissitic too – all of those PR releases for his own PR firm that tout him as the PR firm with the best spelling and grammar around!

    And Armstrong fits into that category as well. He writes all of his articles and releases to include his own name more times than the word “and”. Me thinks he likes to see his name in print.

  186. http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/estate-case-of-petersons-ex-wife-argued.html

    Estate case of Peterson’s ex-wife argued
    January 27, 2009 6:20 PM | No Comments |

    UPDATED STORY

    Attorneys for former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson made oral arguments before an appellate court Tuesday in the probate case of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, whose 2004 death is now being investigated as murder.

    IMAGE:

    Attorneys for Peterson and for Savio’s family were in front of the 3rd District Illinois Appellate Court in Ottawa because of a Will County judge’s ruling last year to re-open Savio’s estate and remove Peterson’s uncle as executor in light of a November 2007 autopsy that indicated her death was a homicide.

    Will County Judge Carmen Goodman named Savio’s father, Henry, and sister, Anna Doman as the new executors, which opened the door for them to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Peterson, who is the suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy.

    Peterson’s attorneys appealed that decision, and on Tuesday, they argued that a wrongful death action should not be considered a newly discovered asset.

    Therefore, they said, the estate should not have been reopened and, based on that argument Goodman erred in removing Drew’s uncle as executor.

    Meanwhile, attorneys for Savio’s family argued that a “survivor action” is considered a newly discovered asset and should be part of a wrongful death action.

    In February of 2008, Will County State’s Atty. James Glasgow announced that the new autopsy determined she had been murdered. Any pain and suffering she experienced in her death should be awarded to her estate, said one of the attorneys, Martin Glink.

    Kathleen Savio was found dead in March 2004 in the bathtub of her Bolingbrook home weeks before her divorce settlement with Peterson was finalized.

    At the time, a coroner’s jury ruled the death an accident, but authorities decided to take another look after Stacy disappeared Oct. 28, 2007.

    Peterson has not been charged in either case and maintains he is innocent.

    After Tuesday’s hearing, Drew Peterson spoke briefly outside the courthouse, signing autographs for two men in a pickup truck and commenting on Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s hiring of the public-relations firm that represents him.

    The Savio family is also being represented by John Kelly, a New York attorney who was the lawyer for Nicole Brown Simpson’s family in the successful civil suit against O.J. Simpson.

    –Erika Slife

  187. http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=9742931

    Attys argue in estate case of Peterson’s ex-wife

    Associated Press – January 27, 2009 6:24 PM ET

    OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) – A state appellate court will decide if the estate of a former wife of Drew Peterson should be reopened.

    At a hearing Tuesday, attorneys for the family of Kathleen Savio argued that a Will County judge’s determination that an autopsy showing Savio was murdered in 2004 was grounds for reopening the estate.

    But Peterson’s attorneys countered that the family allowed the statute of limitations to pass before filing their petition. Peterson’s attorney Joel Brodsky says the court won’t likely rule for months.

    Peterson is at the center of 2 investigations – the death of Savio and the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy. He is a suspect in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance. He’s not been named a suspect in Savio’s death.

    Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  188. Jan 27, 2009 5:35 pm US/Central
    Blagojevich’s Media Circus Costing Taxpayers
    Travel And Expenses Not Costing Governor A Dime
    Reporting
    Mike Parker
    CHICAGO (CBS) ―

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich was on radio station WVON for an hour Jan. 23, 2009, following a day of media appearances including a formal news conference.

    CBS

    For two days now it seems as if the national television news channels have been all Blagojevich, all the time.

    But the governor’s frantic media blitz in New York is finally over, and it turns out, it didn’t cost the governor a dime.

    The same can’t be said for Illinois taxpayers, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

    For Gov. Rod Blagojevich, it’s been a two-and-a-half day, all expenses paid visit to New York City. Some people might say the taxpayers of Illinois were also taken for a ride.

    “I’m here in New York ’cause I can’t get a fair hearing in Illinois,” Blagojevich said Monday.

    After free air time in more than a dozen live TV interviews, Blagojevich can’t say he didn’t get his message across. And he can’t say it was expensive.

    An e-mail from the governor’s press office says the jet plane that carried the governor, and a state trooper for security, was provided by the
    ABC network. Another guard had flown out separately the day before to do advance work. He also flew at the network’s expense.

    Both troopers were almost always at the governor’s side during his stay. We’ve calculated that the taxpayers paid, at minimum, $680 in salaries for those men while in New York.

    And as he worked the cameras, trying to salvage his reputation, the governor was being paid $1,065 by the people of Illinois.

    Meals and hotel rooms for the entourage didn’t cost them a dime. Again, several news organizations paid the bills. CBS was not among them.

    And the public relations firm that set up all those interviews is offering its services free of charge to Blagojevich. They’re doing it, in their words, “to keep an innocent man from being railroaded.”

    The same firm handles Drew Peterson’s affairs. That’s raising some eyebrows on the street.

    “It’s kind of a joke. Obviously the reputation that Drew Peterson has is really low,” said Alan Gottlieb. He said he’s laughing – with tears in his eyes.

    For almost three days, Blagojevich has been the “toast of New York.” Perhaps he shouldn’t get used to that.

    In Springfield and across Illinois, it appears that he’s on his way to just being “toast.”

    (© MMIX, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

  189. After Tuesday’s hearing, Drew Peterson spoke briefly outside the courthouse, signing autographs for two men in a pickup truck and commenting on Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s hiring of the public-relations firm that represents him.

    ***

    Yup – it’s official. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket.

  190. And the public relations firm that set up all those interviews is offering its services free of charge to Blagojevich. They’re doing it, in their words, “to keep an innocent man from being railroaded.”
    **********************

    Again, there really is no emoticon for this…

  191. A real tribute to Selig and his agency:

    The same firm handles Drew Peterson’s affairs. That’s raising some eyebrows on the street.

    “It’s kind of a joke. Obviously the reputation that Drew Peterson has is really low,” said Alan Gottlieb. He said he’s laughing – with tears in his eyes.

  192. I almost posted earlier to ask if you all thought Sells-ick might be working just for costs for Blago. It wouldn’t surprise me.
    Buddy Boy doesn’t seem to know the difference between Public Relations and Publicity & his crappy little firm’s certainly gotten a LOT of publicity from Blago already.

    We need to find a ‘barfing emoticon’

  193. facsmiley // January 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    And the public relations firm that set up all those interviews is offering its services free of charge to Blagojevich. They’re doing it, in their words, “to keep an innocent man from being railroaded.”
    **********************

    Again, there really is no emoticon for this…

    ****

    Umm – he may be getting railroaded but he is NOT innocent of being a crappy governor and only pretending to be working hard for the people while lining his and his wife’s pockets.

  194. Bucket, you disappoint me. I was hoping that in “greay” I was learning a really offensive Welsh swear word! 😉

  195. thinkaboutit2 // January 27, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    “Umm – he may be getting railroaded but he is NOT innocent of being a crappy governor and only pretending to be working hard for the people while lining his and his wife’s pockets.”

    Exactly!

  196. coffeeocity // January 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I almost posted earlier to ask if you all thought Sells-ick might be working just for costs for Blago. It wouldn’t surprise me.
    Buddy Boy doesn’t seem to know the difference between Public Relations and Publicity & his crappy little firm’s certainly gotten a LOT of publicity from Blago already.

    We need to find a ‘barfing emoticon’

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You are all much too kind and innocent in your assessment of this group of misfits.

    Now the cat is out of the bag and Selig is admitting they are representing Blago “for free”, that means it is a “you scratch my back and I scratch yours” arrangement.

    All we need to establish now is what each party so desperately requires from the other !!

  197. Peterson legal team back in court
    Fighting the re-opening of third wife’s estate

    January 27, 2009
    By JOE HOSEY jhosey@scn1.com

    OTTAWA — Drew Peterson’s legal team argued to keep the family of his slain third wife out of her financial affairs, claiming a Will County judge goofed when she opened the woman’s estate up to his former in-laws.

    Peterson’s attorneys made their case to a trio of appellate court judges in the state’s third district court Tuesday. Lawyers for the family of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, countered that Will County Judge Carmen Goodman was correct not only in reopening the estate, but also in stripping Peterson’s uncle James Carroll of his executor powers.

    Peterson and Savio were in the midst of a contentious divorce when she turned up drowned in a dry bathtub in March 2004. In fact, Savio and Peterson were halfway through a highly unusual divorce proceeding in which the marriage was severed but the financial affairs had yet to be settled.

    Within weeks of Savio’s death, Peterson happened to find a will naming his uncle as the executor. The uncle went on to award Peterson control of virtually all of Savio’s assets.

    “In divorce court, they call that a ‘lay down,'” said Lawrence Varsek, who was representing the Savio family with attorney Martin Glink.

    “He let all the assets go to his nephew, for whatever reason,” Varsek said.

    Lawsuit?

    State police investigated Savio’s death but failed to find any indication of foul play. They got another crack at checking it out after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in October 2007.

    Savio’s death was subsequently ruled a homicide. State police consider Stacy Peterson to be the victim of a “potential homicide” and have named her husband their sole suspect.

    The Savio family reopened the probate case to possibly pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against Peterson, said Anna Marie Doman, the dead woman’s sister, when the petition was first filed in January 2008.

    The family has yet to follow through with the lawsuit, and on Tuesday, Peterson’s two attorneys, Joel Brodsky and Andrew Abood, all but dared them to.

    “If in fact a lawsuit is filed, we’ll get subpoena power for the first time since we’ve been representing Drew Peterson,” Abood said. “You better be careful for what you wish for, because we’ll be very aggressive.”

    Brodsky then named the Rev. Neil Schori, a clergyman who says Stacy told him Drew confided in her that he killed Savio, as one of the potential witnesses he would like to subpoena, as well as “police officers who have not been cooperative.”

    ‘I’m safe’

    As far as Peterson himself, he invoked the name of Geraldo Rivera after the hearing ended.

    “As long as Geraldo thinks I did something wrong, I’m safe,” Peterson said enigmatically on his way out of the courthouse.

    Appellate Court Judge Mary McDade said a written opinion on the matter would be issued. Brodsky said this “usually means several months.

  198. That Brodsky just can’t help sniping a little more. It’s beginning to sound too paranoid er, personal again…..uncooperative police officers indeed. Your short stature is showing.

    The Savios don’t have to rush and they know it. If this suit would be such a good thing for them why the hell are they blocking it.

  199. justanotherhen // January 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    QUID PRO QUO

    Money for Information

    ****

    More like QUID “AMATEUR” QUO because Blago is dumb enough to get caught over and over on these wire taps. He must never have watched The Sopranos on how to hide the “business” dealings.

  200. Just to remind Joel Brodsky, women do get murdered by their husbands a lot more often than to run away never to be seen again, especially when there is a divorce or divorce settlement on the cards ! !

    Man ‘tried to burn wife’s body in incinerator

    A company director murdered his cheating wife and tried to hire an incinerator from a pet cemetery to dispose of her body, a UK court has heard.

    Martin Hale is accused of killing wife Maureen at their home in Surrey, in England’s south east, 10 years ago. He allegedly told their five children she had simply walked out on them.

    Mrs Hale’s body has never been found since she disappeared in June 1999 — but Hale was arrested last year following a review of the case, the UK newspaper the Telegraph reports.

    Prosecutors at the Kingston Crown Court in London say that Hale, who allegedly beat his 42-year-old wife after finding out about a liaison with their plumber and another man, feared that he would lose everything after she filed for divorce.

    Hale, a “habitual” note-taker, wrote to himself: “Now Maureen says she does not love me anymore but she’d like to keep the £300,000 house, all the children, and an income to keep her and the children in the style she has become accustomed to. i.e nice car, money, no job and friends to visit and have coffee with”.

    Prosecutors say Hale murdered his wife of 14 years as four of their children slept in their house.

    In another note found in his briefcase, Hale allegedly reveals how he planned to get rid of the body: “1. At Sea 2. By fire 3. By acid 4. Landsite.”

    The court heard: “He had clearly contemplated the disposal of her at sea, or destroyed her body by fire, or dumped her in a landfill or had her body dissolved in acid.”

    At one point Hale, 51, the director of a successful fruit and vegetable wholesale business, approached a friend who ran a pet cemetery and asked if he could pay $43,000 to hire an incinerator, but was refused, prosecutors say.

    Hale told police only that his wife walked out of their home late one night, after announcing she was “going out”, and never returned. She left behind all her personal possessions including her handbag, telephone and car keys.

    Mrs Hale had earlier filed to divorce her husband, who she described as a workaholic and a heavy drinker, the court heard.

    The housewife allegedly told friends she wanted to leave Hale for a 28-year-old gardener with whom she was having an affair.

    She also once said her husband flew into a rage and hit her when he found out she also dated their plumber.

    The day after her disappearance Hale failed to show for work without explanation, the court heard. That weekend he allegedly borrowed an employee’s car and took a shovel from his workplace, returning both on Monday.

    The trial continues.

  201. Joe Hosey

    “Drew Peterson’s legal team argued to keep the family of his slain third wife out of her financial affairs…..”

    Liking it, Joe. Sort of says it all….

  202. FYI:

    Case Title: PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS -VS- STEVEN J CARCERANO
    Case Number: 2008MR001303
    File Date: 08-21-2008
    Next Court Date: 01-30-2009
    Next Court Location: COURTROOM 4000
    Next Court Time: 08:30 AM
    Count Number: 0001
    Count Description: FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE
    Count Status: ACTIVE
    Complaint Number: 08030234

  203. I’m not sure exacytly what makes him a Fugitive from Justice. He has some fines outstanding. Would that be enough?

    Balance Due Amount $3030.00

    0001 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL CLOSED 000000854165
    0002 OPERATE UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE CLOSED 000000587376
    0003 IMPROPER LANE USAGE-CHANGE LANES UNSAFELY CLOSED

    Balance Due Amount $210.00

    0001 SPEEDING OVER STATUTORY LIMIT 15-20 CLOSED 000000568147 000000587377

  204. CARCERANO 3 3 9 WCCA 130 08CH001865 Motions

    CARCERANO STEVE 3 3 9 WCCA 130 08CH001865 Motions

    Doesn’t this say he is in custody of Will County Correctional Authority (WCCA)?

  205. bucketoftea // January 28, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Joe Hosey

    “Drew Peterson’s legal team argued to keep the family of his slain third wife out of her financial affairs…..”

    *********************

    The family of his third wife includes her two sons, Tom and Kris.

    Yes, he also wants to keep them out of her financial affairs. That we can be sure of. The slob would even steal from his own kids.

  206. Bitters in the coffee this morning rescue?

    By all indictations DP has made a very decent salary all along with nothing to really indicate he has lived beyond his means.

    None of us know what the status of that money is. He could just as likely banked it and it has been collecting intrest.

    Fair enough?

    A wise man once said, “Hatred weilds the strongest blinders”.

  207. facsmiley // January 28, 2009 at 8:41 am

    I’m not sure exacytly what makes him a Fugitive from Justice. He has some fines outstanding. Would that be enough?

    ***

    Facs – You can be considered a fugitive from justice if you miss a status hearing on any case where you still have outstanding fines or things you’ve been required to do (such as prove you went to drug treatment).

    I think the same would happen if you miss a meeting with a probation officer but since a court date is set – it is more likely that he missed a hearing.

    Many times it is no big deal – you turn yourself in – pay another small bond and they give you a new court date. Just their way of making it financially unattractive to miss your court appointments. Other times – they may revoke your probation and put you in jail.

  208. WITM – I don’t come here to reason in Drew Peterson’s favor. I follow the route that he’s laid out with his outrageous actions, his public appearances, and his idiotic comments.

    Someone else can do his reasoning for him, but it won’t be me.

    I don’t like bitters in my coffee. I drink it plain.

    You?

  209. Happy GJ Eve.

    I wonder…..How much longer the GJ will go on ?

    I wonder….Does anyone here know, if the GJ is in the middle of thier investigation and the prosecutor is not done bringing in witnesses..can the GJ just decide on their own at ANY time that they want to go ahead and indict, or are they obligated to wait for the prosecutor to finish laying out his case per say ?

    In other words, does the GJ have to wait to weigh all the evidence IF that is what the prosecutor wants to do, rather than just go for a quick indictment ? Just wondering…as usual.

    I wonder….How many more Thursdays will go by before there is a decision either way ?

    And most of all….I wonder…..Will there be justice for KS, SP and LS and will their bodies ever be found ? I wonder….

  210. Hey Wonder. How’s that foot doing?

    Yeah, it appears the GJ is continuing with their subpoena power and investigating the KS financial matters. Must be complicated.

    Hope you’re doing better.

  211. whatsinthemirror // January 28, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Bitters in the coffee this morning rescue?

    By all indictations DP has made a very decent salary all along with nothing to really indicate he has lived beyond his means.

    ***

    Let’s see – he was able to afford 2 nice houses at one time, 4 kids (since 2 were already grown), all kinds of repairs on Stacy (braces, breast implants, tummy tuck, lasik surgery, hair removal, etc.), a fur coat for her, two pretty nice cars, two motorcycles, very nice furniture (based on the photos from his Day With Drew video), a business, Stacy’s college expenses, fine jewelry for Stacy, family vacations, his friend’s college education, $25K sitting around the house, and taking a young woman and her young children under his wings.

    Most people that make the salary he has can’t afford all of that which could indicate that he may truly have lived above his means. But considering that there was a big payout upon Kathleen’s death and the proceeds from the sale of her house – it likely helped him be able to afford those nice things.

    We’ll never really know I guess – but the things listed above came out of his own mouth so there should be no doubt that somehow he was able to swing a lot on a police officer’s salary.

  212. My comment about the “slob” stealing from his own kids?

    When he came to discover that his ex-wife had changed the beneficiaries to her young sons on the insurance policy(ies), he made it clear he was not going to be responsible for their college educations.

    His ex-wife’s family is trying to get ALL of her assets restored so that they will properly be passed on to her surviving sons. Not the slob’s way, by having his uncle come along and give everything to him.

    It is what it is. The man has no integrity and no class.

    He needs to look in the mirror and face up to what’s looking back at him.

  213. Peterson was interviewed by Fox News as he was coming out of the courthouse yesterday and asked what he thought about the Gov hiring his PR firm.

    “Smart move.”

    He was asked if they’ve done well by him. He said they’ve done very well. They’ve done a good job.

    Oh.

  214. Let’s see, if that Will Peterson “discovered” had never been filed:

    Intestate vs. Testate. There are two basic types of probate estates: (1) intestate; and (2) testate. An “intestate” estate is the procedure used when the decedent did not leave a valid Will. A “testate” estate is used when the decedent does leave a valid Will. The primary difference is that for a testate estate, the Will controls who (the “legatees”) receives the decedent’s assets and who runs the estate (the “executor”); in an intestate estate, state law dictates who is entitled to the estate (the “heirs” under the Illinois statute on “descent and distribution” — read it here) and who is entitled to run the estate (the “administrator”). Another significant difference is that a Will can waive the executor’s requirement to purchase a “surety bond”. This requirement cannot be waived or excused when there is no Will, making the probate process more costly for intestate estates. A surety bond is also required when no executor designated in the Will is willing and able to act, in which case state law dictates who has preference to serve as the “administrator with will annexed”.

  215. He suposedly made a huge profit off of selling that bar.

    He very well could have made some good stock moves. Ever see what American Airlines and Crispy Creme stocks did for awhile? I did.

    There were probobly 2 mortgages at one time overlapping. But how long did that last? And did Kathy pay some of it?

    Christ he bankrolled a heck of alot of unused personal, vacation & sick days when he retired. So he could cash stuff like that along the way over the years. And his pension is good and steep too.

    Bottom line no one outside of probobly DP knows the status of the Savio money and it is no ones business.

    I think it is the not knowing that makes you guess and make accusations you have absolutely no way of supporting.

  216. Morning Rescue, actually I just had to have another surgery on it. I have over 26 breaks in my foot total 😦 ..The Dr told me he will get me walking but it will be months…My new jacuzzi is off limits right now also 😦

    Right now I am trying to just relax on my pain medication…but it does not last so I sleep alot.
    How are you ??

  217. whatsinthemirror // January 28, 2009 at 10:20 am

    He suposedly made a huge profit off of selling that bar.

    He very well could have made some good stock moves. Ever see what American Airlines and Crispy Creme stocks did for awhile? I did.

    There were probobly 2 mortgages at one time overlapping. But how long did that last? And did Kathy pay some of it?

    Christ he bankrolled a heck of alot of unused personal, vacation & sick days when he retired. So he could cash stuff like that along the way over the years. And his pension is good and steep too.

    Bottom line no one outside of probobly DP knows the status of the Savio money and it is no ones business.

    I think it is the not knowing that makes you guess and make accusations you have absolutely no way of supporting.

    ***

    I’m not making accusations – in fact, I stated that we’ll probably never know. I’m making observations. Very big difference.

    Yes -He could have made money on stocks, the sale of the business, and the proceeds from Kathleen’s insurance policies and will. Absolutely.

    Regarding the stuff he got when he retired – none of that money was received until after Stacy went missing so it couldn’t have helped pay for anything prior to that point in time.

    Regarding Kathleen paying for some things – I had thought she was in nursing school (like Stacy) but wasn’t working. She certainly doesn’t come from money so it is unlikely that she had access to any of her own funds. She was getting alimony – which means that money came from Drew’s income. (I accidentally left alimony and child support off of the list.)

    You make observations that he had all of this other kind of income with no proof – so why do you get a free ticket to post your assumptions?

    You’re entitled to your opinion and I have my own. They are different – oh well. It is what it is.

  218. Aww, 1ww! Broken? sounds crushed! I send you healing energy, ww 🙂 It will take time, but do what the docs say. I was once impatient to “get over” a foot injury and walked on it anyway, and ended up having problems for a couple of years instead of just a few weeks.

    Do you qualify for a helper monkey?

  219. Ow, Wonder! That’s a bad break. Heal good!

    As long as we’re discussing Drew’s expenditures, don’t forget the ultralight (including hangar rental fee) the motorcycles and frequent trips with the family.

    For a single-income family with four children (currently six) under the age of 18, they do appear to enjoy a lot of luxuries.

    Since Drew is suspected of murdering a wife and ex-wife out of monetary motivations, and since the estate of Kathleen Savio is now being re-examined in court, I’d say that discussion of Peterson’s financial situation is to be expected.

  220. Thank You everyone for your concern.
    I definately crushed it. I am wheelchair bound now. The good news is Superman has been
    “WONDERFULLY SUPER” in taking care of me.
    Have a WONDERFUL day, I am off to zzzzz land my pain medications make me sleepyyyyyy.

  221. WW – I am so sorry to hear that. I hope that cloud that’s over your house goes poof! Get better soon.

    Bucket – a note to you. I see by your time of posts, you were up and about at odd times. Everything okay, Bucket?

    😉

  222. All status quo, thanks, just feeling alert and finding too much of interest to go to bed. I can be a bit obsessive with needlework, too. (just one more bit, just one more row, into the night…)lol

  223. Facsmiley….
    For a single-income family with four children (currently six) under the age of 18, they do appear to enjoy a lot of luxuries.
    *****************

    $6,000/monthly income in pension, while not bad, isn’t exactly swimming in $$$$$. His health insurance premiums would be deducted from that amount, he’s got, I assume, the usual utility, food, school and children expenses. Throw in the bar hopping he does. Insurance premiums on his house, cars, motorcycle, plane are monthly expenses. Most retired officers supplement their retirement income with civilian jobs, but it’s certainly obvious this doofus has no job, other than chasing women.

    He might not be paying Boobsky legal defense fees now, but there’s tons of costs involved in any attorney handling any client’s case, and no attorney is going to pay out-of-pocket expenses himself. I don’t know how much the louse collected from his legal defense website, but the money has to run out sometime.

    Since Selig admitted he’s handling the Gov for nix, it looks like he may have done the same thing for Putterson.

  224. Nice going, mom2babies. i was just going to add that.

    [b]”Bank Records: Drew Peterson Funneled $250G to Son After Wife’s Disappearance[/b]
    BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ex-police sergeant Drew Peterson transferred nearly a quarter of a million dollars to his son in the weeks after the disappearance of his wife, Stacy Peterson, in November, MyFoxChicago.com reports. …..Prosecutors subpoenaed bank records that show Drew Peterson funneled the money to his son, Steve Peterson, an Oak Brook, Ill., police officer, after Stacy Peterson was reported missing on Oct. 28.
    Steve Peterson twice has testified before a grand jury investigating the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, 23, a mother of two, but declined to comment on the financial transactions.
    …Sources said Drew Peterson, 58, transferred to Steve Peterson nearly $250,000 from several bank accounts, including joint accounts he held with his wife. He reportedly wrote as many as six checks, with one for more than $150,000, investigators said.”
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316943,00.html

  225. facsmiley // January 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    Hi Lola,
    I did a little searching and the person who used to post here and called himself “Glenn” also said that he was a local and that he had gone on some searches.
    If that’s the case, I don’t think he could be Glenn Selig.

    * * * * *

    Hi facs, thanks. i looked again too. It was on the Timeline thread. i wondered though, if he might have had a previous connection to Drew, or generally Illinois.
    There’s been alot of press about Selig lately. i found that he also started a site called interactivedads.com. With Drew being a dad, i wondered if he could have made a trip to the area, or sent someone …more or less *ambulance chasing* a potential, ‘high profile’ client.

  226. facsmiley // January 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    Hi Lola,
    I did a little searching and the person who used to post here and called himself “Glenn” also said that he was a local and that he had gone on some searches.
    If that’s the case, I don’t think he could be Glenn Selig.

    * * * * *

    Hi facs, thanks. i looked again too. It was on the Timeline thread. i wondered though, if he might have had a previous connection to Drew, or generally Illinois.
    There’s been alot of press about Selig lately. i found that he also started a site called interactivedads.com. With Drew being a dad, i wondered if he could have made a trip to the area, or sent someone …more or less *ambulance chasing* a potential, ‘high profile’ client.

  227. Sorry that post went twice. 😳

    Selig appears to change his name at will.

    This page refers to Glenn Selig at InteractiveDad.com
    http://www.pressreleasepros.com/profile.htm

    At InteractiveDad.com he refers to himself as “Glenn Lawrence”.
    “Selig Multimedia, Inc. Company” at the bottom of page.
    http://www.interactivedadmagazine.com/glennlawrence.htm

    At Familyresource.com he is Glenn Lawrence Selig.
    http://www.familyresource.com/finance/home-budget/creating-a-home-budget

  228. Sorry that post went twice. 😳

    Selig appears to change his name at will.

    This page refers to Glenn Selig at InteractiveDad.com
    http://www.pressreleasepros.com/profile.htm

    At InteractiveDad.com he refers to himself as “Glenn Lawrence”.
    “Selig Multimedia, Inc. Company” at the bottom of page.
    http://www.interactivedadmagazine.com/glennlawrence.htm

    At Familyresource.com he is Glenn Lawrence Selig.
    http://www.familyresource.com/finance/home-budget/creating-a-home-budget

  229. Wow, Lola, very interesting.

    His client, Drew, I don’t think he reads InteractiveDad. He’s been known to frequent naughty chat rooms and sites that don’t fall into that category. Although, he’s interactive with a woman young enough to be his daughter, but, hey, whatever floats his boat, heh? If Selig says Drew’s a good dad, must be so.

  230. Hey Lola, at some point Joel explained that the $250k Drew gave to his son was equity from the house that he didn’t want Stacy to be able to get.

    He eventually put it back it when he was reminded that the house legally belongs to Stacy as well as himself and that it didn’t look good to be liquidating and distributing their joint assets.

  231. I have Selig’s resume up at my Scribd site for anyone who’s interested:

  232. laffs @ rescue 😀

    facs, i remember Joel saying that and i thought, what better proof of showing that she’s alive,
    and use that to track her ? That made as much sense as everything else that comes out of JB’s mouth.

    i hadn’t read that the money was returned.
    i’d love the link for that if you have it.

    For some reason i am double posting with 1 click.
    i’ll hold off posting until my mouse stops overreacting. Sorry Dana.

  233. It’s been slow loading here. Maybe that has something to do with it, Lola. You have good posts, so double dipping isn’t so bad.

  234. This is what Joel replied at SYM when someone asked him about equity in the house:
    ********************************

    (3) The house is paid for and there is a large home equity line for about half its value that can be accessed by either Drew or Stacy

    2:51 PM 5/16/20082:52 PM 5/16/2008 Drew initally pulled that money out to prevent Stacy from getting it to enjoy with her paramour, but now he put it back because if she pulls it out then she has shown hereself and Drew is off the hook so to speak. (In reality she owns half the house is hers so half the money is hers anyway.)

  235. So, by pulling all of that money out and putting it in his son’s hands, he wanted to create the impression he was going to keep that money away from her and her lover, yet, on the other hand, he was not legally entitled to do so.

    When he files for his future divorce, how is he going to prove she took $25,000 in cash from the Drewpie safe? Did she leave a receipt for the $25,000 behind for him to show the judge?

    I believe she did tap into some of their funds prior to her disappearance, but isn’t that because she was advised to pay off debt prior to her filing for divorce so there’d be no debts to haggle over and only assets?

    I don’t think that someone who flew the Drewpie coup with $25,000 is going to be too worried about what debts she left behind, so if she did tie up a few debt loose ends, that would be a strange thing to do when you’re going undercover, never to be seen again, heh?

  236. BTW- I’m saying this not because of the disappearance/possible homicide hanging over Drewpie’s head, I’m saying this because if he is going to want his freedom and start the proceedings for a divorce, he’s going to have to appear to be Mr. Spic and Span. I wish he would file for divorce. That alone should be a sight to behold.

  237. Whatisinthatmirror:
    Here is proof that that slob and his Uncle stole money from his own kids.
    ———————————

    Division of property issues
    The will names James B. Carroll, Drew Peterson’s uncle, executor of the estate, according to a document filed in court by Kavanagh, who apparently had some concerns.

    As part of the judgment, Carroll agreed that some money from Savio’s estate should go to someone other than the four children.
    “The effect of the judgment was to transfer anywhere from $144,117.65 to $288,235.31 (one-half to all of the proceeds of the home sale) from the four children who were the beneficiaries of the estate … to Drew Peterson,” according to court documents.

    Kavanagh didn’t approve of that move, apparently.

    “The actions of (Carroll) were not in the best interest of the estate or the beneficiaries,” he wrote in a court document.

    Court filings tell story
    —————-
    It is what it is.

  238. And not theft of just any monies from his kids, but theft of monies resulting from the death of their mother.

    Gosh, even if there wasn’t footage of him folding laundry he’s got my vote for Father of the Year.

    (what’s the emoticon for such an utter degradation of humanity?…)

  239. whatsinthemirror // January 28, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Bottom line no one outside of probobly DP knows the status of the Savio money and it is no ones business.

    I have to disagree with it being nobody’s business … IMO Kathleen’s children have every right to know what happened to that money and whether Drew’s uncle legitimately transferred those large sums of money to Drew.

    WHY would Drew’s uncle think that some of the money should go to someone other than the children? And why was that someone Drew? Kathleen was divorcing him for Pete’s sake!

  240. If Drew’s affairs, financial or otherwise, are nobody’s business, then why are we repeatedly being subjected to his pr campaigns, which resurrect themselves every time it gets quiet.

    Boobsky is the one that put out a press release that this probate case was coming up – otherwise, I didn’t hear a peep about it.

    Last I heard, the probate documents were public record. Isn’t that right, or am I just imagining things?

  241. rescueapet:
    Ya, that is exactly how it is.
    Twixt this slob and blabovich, the world will see, contrary to what Boobsky and a few others may say, “white noise” does not work.

  242. Well, dear bloggers, I think it’s safe to say then that Pudderhead and Boobsky are the ones that wish us to know every move Pudderhead makes, who he “does” and what he “does.”

    I, for one, would luv to hear where Kathleen’s assets are now, how much is left of them, and why it is that Pudderhead’s uncle was allowed to come in and wave his magic wand that gave whatever he felt like to his nephew.

  243. Thank Facs. Brodsky actually said, “paramour” ? … lol

    Rescue, i recall Cassandra saying at FSP that Drew didn’t allow Stacy access to money, particularly cash. And we all know how he watched everything she did. She never actually met with the divorce attorney. She went “missing” the day before the appointment.

    ” Harry Smith said he spoke with Stacy Peterson Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 about filing for divorce. She disappeared Oct. 28.”
    https://petersonstory.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/stacy-inquired-about-divorce-days-before-disappearance/

    “Cales said Stacy had told her two days earlier that she feared Peterson might harm her and that she planned to talk to a divorce attorney on Monday.”
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-12-25-3150788205_x.htm

    Thanks for your patience on the double-post. 😉 Seems i have a problem with my external mouse, (which is driving me craaaazzzzy!).
    On the bright side, my internal laptop mouse seems okay.

  244. Nice reminder Womenscorned.
    Drew’s handwritten will had left equal money to his adult, or almost adult sons.

    “This day March 2nd 1997 Drew Walter Peterson and Kathleen Savio Peterson, both being of sound body and mind, do hereby bequeath all of our worldly possessions to each other in the event of either of our individual deaths,” begins the will filed with court documents.
    If they died together, the couple wanted everything to go to certain people, among them Tom and Kris Peterson, their children, and Eric Drew Peterson and Stephen Paul Peterson, Drew Peterson’s children from another relationship.”
    Court filings tell story – http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/636553,4_1_JO06_MISSING_S2.article

    “A valid will? –
    “We just tucked it away, and I found it after she died,” Peterson said of the will. “There’s nothing sinister and out-of-line about it. Everything was done proper.” …
    At the time she died, Savio, 40, was in a court battle with Peterson over proceeds from the sale of a tavern they’d owned. Peterson, she claimed, had kept all the money from that sale. The will named Peterson’s uncle James B. Carroll executor of Savio’s estate. Carroll went on to award Peterson control of virtually all of Savio’s assets — even though Peterson and Savio had divorced. “The actions of the Executor were not in the best interest of the Estate or its beneficiaries,” wrote Richard J. Kavanagh, the court-appointed administrator for Savio’s estate.

    Savio’s sister, Doman, was uncertain about Savio’s signature on the will. But she was more concerned about other aspects of the document,
    including that ——its first page—— equally divides Savio’s assets among her two children and her two stepchildren.
    Savio, according to Doman, said a month before her death that she’d written a new will that would leave everything to her two young sons,
    now ages 13 and 15. “She told me she had a new will. She promised to get me a copy,” Doman said. “She was dead before she could get it to me.” http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/758919,CST-NWS-drew25.article

  245. “She told me she had a new will. She promised to get me a copy,” Doman said. “She was dead before she could get it to me.”

    *********
    This is particularly interesting to me. Because, if she had a new Will drawn up, most likely it would’ve been through an attorney. She hadn’t done so at the time she was divorcing Peterson, because Harry Smith asked her about a Will and she said she didn’t have a Will. NO Will. Not the one that Pudderhead filed, nor any mention of a new one.

    If she then had one done after that, did she hand write one herself, or do a computer generated one? If she did a computer generated one, maybe it was on a computer that Pudderhead had taken from her home after her death, which has since been investigated by LE under their search warrants. If she did, in fact, have a Will, as her sister said, someone witnessed it. What happened to those witnesses? Ah, this gets more and more involved everytime you think it through. Money talks, bull**** walks.

    In other words, what happened to this Will she told her sister she had that apparently vaporized into thin air?

  246. “There’s nothing sinister and out-of-line about it.”
    —————-
    This guy and his friends sure use the word “sinister” a lot!
    ——————-
    “White Noise”…………………..
    White noise – Applications

    One use for white noise is in the field of architectural acoustics. Here in order to submerge distracting, undesirable noises (for example conversations, etc.,) in interior spaces, a constant low level of noise is generated and provided as a background sound. White noise is used by some sirens for emergency vehicles, due to its ability to cut through background noise (e.g. urban traffic noise).

    White noise has also been used in electronic music, where it is used either directly or as an input for a filter to create other types of noise signal. It is used extensively in audio synthesis, typically to recreate percussive instruments such as cymbals which have high noise content in their frequency domain.

    It is also used to generate impulse responses. To set up the EQ for a concert or other performance in a venue, a short burst of white noise is sent through the PA system and monitored from various points in the venue so that the engineer can tell if the acoustics of the building naturally boost or cut any frequencies. He or she can then adjust the overall EQ to ensure a balanced mix.

    White noise is used as the basis of some random number generators.

    White noise can be used to disorient individuals prior to interrogation and may be used as part of sensory deprivation techniques.

  247. “This is particularly interesting to me. Because, if she had a new Will drawn up, most likely it would’ve been through an attorney. She hadn’t done so at the time she was divorcing Peterson, because Harry Smith asked her about a Will and she said she didn’t have a Will. NO Will. Not the one that Pudderhead filed, nor any mention of a new one.”
    *********************

    Yes, Harry Smith had said she had no will. Her sister said she had “written” a “new one”.
    i don’t know about the US, but in Canada a will is drawn up by an attorney or notary, OR witnessed the way Drew did it.
    However in either case, the will has to be registered and filed through court to be legitimate. When a person dies and a will is presented, there is always a search through court records in case there is some unknown will. So i’ve wondered if Drew’s will was registered, and a copy filed at the court in 1997.

    And if Kathleen wrote a will, you’re right, there should be evidence. Hard copy, or hard drive.
    Problem is, i read that when Kathleen was found there were “papers strewn all over her bed” and the police didn’t allow her sister access to her briefcase of “personal papers”. Also i’d read in a few *comments* that Drew had access to a friend working in internet security. If that’s true, he’d have no trouble really wiping traces off of a hard drive. (i think)

  248. womenscorned, i totally know what you mean by, “White noise”.
    i started noticing early last year that Drew’s most bizarre stunts seem to come immediately after there was any kind of damning media article about him.
    i believe they’re using strategy but it’s going to backfire bigtime when he’s indicted. In my search on Selig, i found this interesting.

    “In a 2008 story in the Phoenix Business Journal, Selig explained how he used “search engine optimization” techniques to lessen the impact of negative
    Web news on his clients. The strategy, increasingly common among PR firms, is to push negative articles about clients lower in online Web searches, certainly off the first page of a Web search, and to replace them higher in the search with positive publicity.
    States Selig in the article: “You can’t get rid of the posting, but you can get things above it and get it down.”
    http://blogs.tampabay.com/venture/2009/01/illinois-gov-ro.html

  249. I’m convinced Selig never even heard of SEO until he met Armstrong. Derek probably bartered his ‘blogertize’ consultation in exchange for press releases.

    BTW, where has that parasite been lately?

  250. He’s probably laying low afraid his book sales will dive because his own “PR” guy is getting such bad press lately. … He doesn’t want his name sharing the same sentence with Selig. 😀

  251. Lola – When a Will is drawn up here, there is no “registering” of this document.

    When an attorney’s office writes a Will, they use a “boilerplate” Will, and merely plug in the necessary names and/or heirs. That’s if it is a simple Will. The client comes in, initials each page of the Will, signs the Will, it’s witnessed by two individuals, and notarized. A notary is not required, but when the Will is filed with the Probate Court after the individual’s death, if the Will was notarized, the Court can accept it without calling in the witnesses.

    A change to a Will can be done by a Codicil. Rather than doing a completely new Will, a Codicil amends the original Will, and is kept with the original.

    Clients can take their original Will with them at the time they’re signed for their own safekeeping, or leave it with their attorney. In either case, the attorney keeps a copy of the Will, merely for reference.

    When we did Wills for clients, it was understood by all of us that once that Will was stapled to the Will cover, it was not to be taken apart for any reason. Mismatched staple holes on that Will cover would have given the impression that Will was changed in some way, which was a no-no.

    In Kathleen’s case, if she did a new Will, by any means, two people were required to witness that Will. So, that’s the mystery. Where are those two people?

  252. rescueapet // January 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    “A notary is not required, but when the Will is filed with the Probate Court after the individual’s death, if the Will was notarized, the Court can accept it without calling in the witnesses.”

    ah okay, that’s why his witnesses were called in at the time Drew introduced his will.

    “In Kathleen’s case, if she did a new Will, by any means, two people were required to witness that Will. So, that’s the mystery. Where are those two people?”

    Could she have written it, and was going to have her signing of it witnessed by 2 witness ? And didn’t get the chance ?
    Also is there a legal reason those witnesses wouldn’t have been her sisters ?

    Thanks for the new thread Dana.
    Just keeping my response with the post.

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