Gordy Pratt <gordy.pratt@gmail.

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Inquiry re: July 24 "cyber crime" meeting
Gordy Pratt <gordy.pratt@gmail.com> Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM To: senator@kdillard.com Cc: Chuck.Goudie@abc.com, kpohl@dailyherald.com, MLuke@atg.state.il.us, illinoischannel@aol.com SENT VIA E-MAIL & FAXED TO (217)782-0650 Sen. Kirk Dillard 103 State Capitol Springfield, IL 62706 Dear Senator Dillard: I was referred to you by the Office of the Illinois Attorney General (OIAG) as a result of a recent inquiry I made to that office. My inquiry was prompted by this July 17, 2009 Daily Herald article, "Suit dropped as Save A Life changes mission" by reporter Kimberly Pohl: http://www.dailyherald.com/ story/?id=307254&src=1 (Chuck Goudie's ABC7) report questioned (Save A Life Foundation president Carol) Spizzirri's credentials and said the foundation, which received millions of dollars in government money and corporate donations, was misappropriating funds...Spizzirri said her new personal focus is fighting the type of online stalking outlined in the suit. She has a meeting scheduled later this month with several legislators and has been working with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office, she said. "Cyberworld is the Wild West with absolutely no governance," Spizzirri said. "Anyone can say terrible things about people, put it on the Internet and nobody can do anything about it. Reputations and credibility are ruined." In addition to four ABC7 I-Team reports by Mr. Goudie broadcast from November 2006 - May 2007, recent stories published by newspapers in Miami, Minnesota, and New York have raised serious concerns about Ms. Spizzirri's credibility as well as claims made by the Save A Life Foundation. I also have personal knowledge regarding those concerns.* Therefore I was curious to learn more about the information reported in the July 17 Daily Herald and so I wrote a July 21 inquiry to the OIAG and requested more details. Per the attached July 28, 2009 letter, Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael J. Luke informed me that it is his understanding that Ms. Spizzirri attended a July 24, 2009 meeting convened by you "to discuss cyber crime issues." I'm hoping to learn more about that meeting and would gratefully appreciate your answers to the following questions. 1) Who invited Ms. Spizzirri to the meeting? 2) Did Ms. Spizzirri represent the Save A Life Foundation or did she attend as an unaffiliated individual? What was her role in the meeting? 3) In an Illinois Channel TV interview conducted with Ms. Spizzirri by reporter Terry Martin, dated May 21, 2009 and uploaded to the Save A Life Foundation's YouTube account, Ms. Spizzirri claimed she has been a victim of "online stalking": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-h5Dl8xrKM Has Ms. Spizzirri made similar representations to you? Did she make similar representations at your July 24 meeting?

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If so, did she provide any supporting documentation such as harassing or threatening correspondence she received, police reports she presumably filed, or any other supporting documentation that met your criteria for "online stalking" or that conforms to 720 ILCS 5/12-7.5, the IL statute governing cyberstalking, a class 4 felony?: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/072000050K12-7.5.htm If so, would you please provide me with copies? 4) Is a transcript of the July 24 meeting available? If so, how may I obtain a copy? I'd also be interested in obtaining copies of any correspondence between Ms. Spizzirri and your office. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to your reply. Sincerely, Gordon T. Pratt PO Box 18121 Milwaukee, WI 53218 ph/FAX: (707)667-1746 * I was married to Carol Spizzirri (then Carol J. Pratt) from 1968-1981. cc: Michael J. Luke Office of the IL Attorney General Kimberly Pohl The Daily Herald Chuck Goudie ABC7 Terry Martin The Illinois Channel
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OFFICE OF T H E ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF ILLINOIS

Lisa Madigan
ATTORNEY GENERAL

July 28, 2009 Gordon T. Pratt P.O. Box 18121 Milwaukee, WI 53218 Re: Save A Life Foundation Inquiry

Dear Mr. Pratt: Your e-mail inquiry of July 21, 2009, to Ms. Courtney Levy has been referred to me for response. Specifically, you have requested that we provide "details of all scheduled meetings since January 1, 2008 between anyone in the Attorney General's office and Carol Spizzirri and/or any Save A Life Foundation representatives as well as any upcoming meetings". Pursuant to your request, we have reviewed our scheduling and other records and have located no documents indicating that any such meetings have been scheduled or held. Kathryn Saltmarsh, Director of Legislative Affairs, does recall meeting with a representative of the organization concerning possible "cyber crime" legislation; that meeting, however, was impromptu and there are no records extant. Further, Ms. Saltmarsh does not recall the date of the meeting or whether it occurred before or after January 1, 2008. Representatives of this Office did attend a meeting convened by Senator Kirk Dillard on Friday, July 24, 2009, to discuss cyber crime issues. Attending on behalf of this Office were Ms. Saltmarsh, Legislative Liaison Kareem Kenyatta, Deputy Chief of Staff Cara Smith, Bureau Chief Dave Haslett and Deputy Attorney General Mike Hood. It is my understanding that Ms. Spizzirri was also in attendance. The meeting was scheduled by Senator Dillard. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact me. Very truly yours,

Michael J. Luke Senior Assistant Attorney General Chief, Public Access and Opinions Division

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