Annabel Melongo is a computer professional, born in Cameroon, who has lived and worked in the Chicago area since 2003. She once worked for the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF), a now defunct non-for-profit organization with political ties and a history of deceptive practices.
Founded in 1993, SALF was a member organization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and over the years received close to $9 million in federal and state funding. Since November 2006, SALF has been the subject of about a dozen news reports around the country that raise serious concerns about the organization's claims, activities, and finances.
In October 2006, Annabel was charged with destroying SALF's files, among them financial records. Those charges were entirely based on claims made by SALF's founder/president Carol J. Spizzirri of Grayslake, IL. According to multiple news reports, Spizzirri has a history of serious fabrications, including the false claim that she is a Registered Nurse; that she worked as a renal transplant nurse in a Milwaukee hospital; and that she earned a BSN degree from a Wisconsin college whose name she misspelled on her CV. According to a recent sworn affidavit, in 1985 a Milwaukee court-ordered psychologist, Dr. Burton S. Silberglitt, diagnosed Spizzirri as "paranoid schizophrenic."
Nevertheless, based on Spizzirri's word, the offices of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Cook County Prosecutor have indicted her. Facts indicate they have done so in order to cover-up SALF's longstanding relationships with powerful political cronies and funders. These include Attorney General Madigan and her father Mike Madigan, longtime IL House of Representatives Speaker of the House and Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.
After more than six years of such legal harassment, this site was launched in an attempt to bring public attention to this abuse of the legal system. Illinois taxpayers may wonder why the state's top law enforcement officer and Cook County Prosecutor Anita Alvarez are expending so much time and public money to prosecute this trumped-up case against her rather than investigate what happened to the millions of tax dollars that went to the Save-A-Life Foundation.
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Judge Joan Lefkow, Federal Judge, Room 1925.
Lisa Madigan: Illinois Attorney General
Diane L. Saltoun: Illinois Inspector General
Patricia A. McConnell: Director Of Investigations, Office Of The Inspector General
Anita Alvarez: Cook County State Attorney
Dick Devine: Former Cook County State Attorney
Judge Paul Biebel: Cook County Chief Judge
Joseph Kazmierski: Cook County Supervising Judge
John J. Fleming: Cook County Judge
Mary M. Brosnahan: Cook County Judge
Prosecutor Lynn Palac: Special prosecutor, Rolling Meadows
Prosecutor Kyle French: Prosecutor Attorney General office, High Crime Tech Unit
Prosecutor Joseph Podlasek: Cook County special prosecutor, Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit
Prosecutor Julie Gunningle: Cook County Prosecutor, Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit
Prosecutor Scott Biestek : State attorney, Rolling Meadows
Pamela Taylor: Cook County Court Reporter Office, Assistant Administrator
Laurel Laudien: Cook County Court Reporter
Commander Daniel Schultze: Schiller Park Police
Detective Martin: Police detective, Schiller Park.
Shahna G. Monge: Forensic Examiner, Attorney General Office
Carol Spizzirri: CEO And Founder Save A Life Foundation
Annemarie Tabor: Court Reporter, Rolling Meadows
Nicolas J. Albukerk: Private lawyer
Darryl Goldberg: Private lawyer
James Flood: Private lawyer
Annabel Melongo: defendant. Software Engineer. Computer Networking.