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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ANDY MARTIN: Crooked lawyer threatens to sue Andy for defamation

Andrew Finko, the evasive “election lawyer” who works out of a post office box and has no office to call his own, has threatened Andy Martin with a defamation lawsuit. Martin says that unlike Finko, Martin has a public office address; Andy won’t hide from Finko’s court papers.

And, in the continuing comedy of the sleazy Illinois Republican Party, John Fogarty, the “lawyer” with no name on his office, now has “clients” who are trying to evade Martin’s private detectives, after suing Andy in the first place! There was a fracas at the Heffernan house Monday when fatass Donna Heffernan tried to evade service of legal papers, and Donna’s son ended up having to take the legal documents for his mom and dad. The Heffernans had filed an election lawsuit against Andy, “represented” by Fogarty.

Andy Martin has been fighting corruption in Illinois politics for over forty years; he keeps fighting, and the crooks keep coming.

Internet powerhouse Andy Martin blows the whistle on Illinois’ corrupt “election lawyers”

John Fogarty’s stooges try to lock the door on Andy's private detective; service of process becomes a family affair for Fogarty’s Heffernans
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Andy Martin exposes Andrew Finko as the “lawyer in a post office box”

Martin says John Fogarty’s legal circus continues as his “clients” the Heffernans get the willies after launching a suit against Andy; the Heffernans are now trying to evade Andy’s court papers

Andy asks “What are these bogus ‘clients’ going to do when we place liens on their homes and property later in the week?”

Andrew Finko threatens Andy Martin with a defamation lawsuit; Martin says, “Sue me”

(CHICAGO)(July 20, 2010) Andrew Finko used to work at one of the nation’s largest law firms, Schiff Hardin []. Finko doesn’t work there any more. Today he works out of a post office box.

Efforts by my private detectives to find an office for Finko have been fruitless. He appears to use his parents’ home as his mailing and residence address. He has no listed home of his own. What happened to Finko? Was he a crook? Incompetent? Nervous breakdown? Or couldn’t Finko hack the ‘big firm’ practice? We’ll investigate and report the facts to you.

The litigation circus of Finko and his similarly corrupt and incompetent fellow traveler John Fogarty continues. Fogarty is supervised by DuPage County sex fiend attorney Brien Sheahan, who was preaching that “old time religion” to DuPage voters while he was fornicating with another candidate on the ballot. Sheahan is an embarrassment to the Republican Party, which is why sleazy chairman Pat Brady keeps Fogarty and Sheahan on the team. Brady is as corrupt as they are.

Fogarty has an “office” in a building where his name is not even on the door, and no one answers the door. Criminals call that a “mail drop.” Fogarty can’t be much of a lawyer if he can’t afford to have his name listed in the lobby’s building directory or his own office door. Maybe that’s why Fogarty has gotten his latest bogus "clients" in trouble.

My detectives were out serving Fogarty’s “clients” Monday night. Donna Heffernan tried to block her door to avoid service of process. That’s unlawful. Fogarty’s clients, the Heffernans, are so confident of their claims against me that they are afraid to be served with my legal papers. Donna’s son walked in just as the fracas with his mama was unfolding, and baby Heffernan got himself served as his mother’s agent.

What a disgrace the Heffernans are to the Republican Party. They have filed dozens of attacks against candidates through their sleazy “lawyer” Fogarty. Republicans must not be too confident about winning the election in November if they are working so hard to throw their opponents off the ballot. Well fatass Donna Heffernan and her hubby Andy have now been served. Next comes a lien on their house.

One by one we are hunting and tracking down Fogarty’s and Finko’s clients and serving them with legal process.

Which leads us to Andrew Finko, who is due in Sangamon County Circuit Court this Friday. We’ll have someone there ready to serve him with process when he shows his face. Finko’s client also faces a process server when he shows up in court. Finko is not a Republican. Rather he has attacked dozens of candidates as a stooge for Obamacrats.

I don’t know why Finko is no longer at Schiff Hardin, his former law firm, but I know why I would have fired Finko if he worked for me. He is incompetent and is an embarrassment to any client. He served me with a “reply to his motion” Monday that would be a disgrace to any legitimate law firm. And he “replied” to his own motion without ever serving me with the original. Nice trick, that. Finko appears to think if you work out of a post office box the laws of processional propriety don’t apply to you. Well they do. Finko the Fink didn’t realize he was actually helping my lawsuit when he filed his malicious material with a stooge at the State Board of Elections.

Maybe you wonder why Illinois government is in the toilet, and slowly being flushed down the sewers into the Gulf of Mexico. Illinois is a failed state, and becoming a third world state, because of the corrupt politics that controls the state government and tries to prevent people from running for office.

Florida doesn’t have any “election lawyers.” Florida doesn’t have any petition challenges or fraudulent “objectors. Why? Candidates in Florida simply pay a filing fee and file a statement of candidacy and that’s that. No “hearings,” no fraudulent fatasses like the Heffernans, no straw men, no nuttin'. You pay your fee and run for office. Compare and contrast how easy it is to run for office in Florida with how difficult it is to become a candidate in Illinois.

The State Board of Elections is controlled by the two major parties (there is no minor party or genuine independent representative on the Board) and the state’s greasy "election lawyers" work overtime to discourage good folk from being candidates:

In closing, let me ask you, dear reader, a simple question. Would you hire John Fogarty to represent you? He has an “office” without his name on the door, without a secretary, and without his name on the lobby’s building directory. Nobody would hire such a jackleg lawyer, except the Illinois Republican Party.

As for Andrew Finko? He used to be near the mountaintop. At a major Chicago law firm. Today he works out of a post office box. I am sure people are not lining up at Finko’s post office box to hire him either. Maybe that’s why Finko may rely on mom and dad to handle his mail. Maybe his mom even takes his messages. Who knows?

In a way, Finko’s sad decline from big law firm to post office box is mirrored by Illinois’ decline, from a great state to a bankrupt entity in which even the police are not safe in the streets any more. Over the weekend a cop on the brink of retirement was gunned down by gangbangers. It reminds me of Cabrini Green in the 1970’s. I was there. I remember officers Severin and Rizzato who lost their lives under Daley’s father.

I am running to change Illinois, to clean up the corruption. The Finkos and Fogartys and Shehans and Bradys of Illinois politics are trying hard to stop me. They are the best endorsement of my independence and integrity. My campaign is already a winner. The more disinfectant we spray on Finko and Fogarty, on the Heffernans and Shermans, and on loopy Sharon Meroni, the more people know why Illinois is going down the drain.

I am not really fighting for myself. I am fighting for every citizen who is fed up with the political sleaze in Illinois, and the thieves who maintain themselves in power by denying democracy to Illinois voters. Please join me and support the cause of disinfecting the Fogartys and Finkos and the political puppet masters hiding behind the failed lawyers who are an embarrassment to honest attorneys.

P.S. Andrew Finko has now threatened to sue me for defamation. My answer to Finko: “sue me.” I have an office address. And, unlike Finko, I won’t hide when Finko sends someone to serve me with legal papers. I will welcome my day in court.

ABOUT ANDY: Andy Martin is the legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He promotes his best-selling book, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” and his Internet movie "Obama: The Hawai'i years." Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois for over forty years. He is currently sponsoring
Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” He comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of investigative and overseas experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

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Blogger Chicago Bob said...

Oh, but you do hide from court papers and I have proof!!!

11:34 AM  

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