Thursday, March 28, 2019

SALF scandal update: Chicago fed judge green-lights Melongo v. Spizzirri et al civil rights lawsuit

Carol J. Spizziri is on the right end wearing a gold necklace (source) According to Where Did the Save-A-Life Money Go? by San Diego Reader reporter Don Bauder, as of 2010 Spizzirri lived in a San Marcos mobile home park.

Click here for media reports about the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF) scandal.

Click here for media reports about former SALF employee Annabel Melongo's efforts to expose the mess including her ongoing, wide-ranging federal civil rights lawsuit against SALF founder/president Carol J. Spizzirri (formerly of Grayslake, IL) and a number of Illinois law enforcement officials.

Carol J. Spizzirri and Rita Mullins, former mayor of Palatine, IL, and second-in-command at the tainted Save-A-Life Foundation

Via Judge John Z. Lee's March 19, 2019 Memorandum Opinion & Order in response to defendants' motions for summary judgment, Melongo's lawsuit is apparently heading to trial. Click here to download a copy.

Here's Spizzirri's May 11, 2018 deposition (entered as a plaintiff's exhibit) in which my name turns up a number of times. (Click here to download a copy.) Followers of the scandal may recall that in 2007, SALF filed a specious, failed lawsuit against me and two other defendants which I discussed in The Downfall of a Non-Profit: The Ongoing Saga of the Save A Life Foundation, a thorough 2015 article by Patch reporter/editor Tim Moran.