Exclusive: How did Amber Buck get probation?

By:  Diane Benjamin One question has persisted among those following the Mikey Cadena case:  How did Amber go from being charged with 5 Class X felonies with children under the age of 15 (child endangerment) in the house and near a church all the way to probation? Amber has a long arrest and conviction record […]

Exclusive: Did McLean County issue an illegal warrant?

By:  Diane Benjamin As I write Michael Cadena is still in jail in Massachusetts.  His son Mikey’s whereabouts are unknown.  Amber (mom) Buck’s attorney refuses to disclose this information. Sources tell me that there is a significant question regarding the transfer of the child and if proper Massachusetts procedure was followed or if it was […]

Amber Buck has Mikey

  By:  Diane Benjamin Last night Amber decided to show up at Mikey’s house with the police and take him.  Armed with Judge Hill’s order giving her temporary custody, she succeeded.  No Massachusetts court has given her permission to leave the state with Mikey, that could change today.   Meanwhile, Michael Cadena is still in jail. […]

Update: Mikey Update – serious happenings

From sources  in Ma: Amber was denied custody! Change:  Michael is not being released today, holding him to determine if warrant is valid. Michael is being released today, judge doesn’t think the warrant is legal!     By:  Diane Benjamin Amber Buck may have violated her probation with a FAKE call to the police in […]

Another court date over Mikey

By:  Diane Benjamin Judge Hill is now done with this case.  Since she is retiring, the case will be handed to a new judge. Hill cancelled the last warrant for the arrest of Michael Cadena and reissued it.  The last one didn’t state is was extraditable and it didn’t state there were no geographic limits. […]

Video: Mikey on calls with his mom

Judge Hill has not seen these videos and Amber Buck’s lawyer successful kept the court in Massachusetts from seeing them. Amber’s attorney complained in court here that he doesn’t have a copy, he got a copy from Michael’s lawyer at the last hearing. The video is numerous calls between Mikey and his mother.  Her voice […]

Update #2 – Update: Mikey denied in Massachusetts

The stay issued by Judge Casey is still in place.  Mikey will not be leaving Massachusetts.  It will stay in affect until appeals are heard. This is a copy of the judge’s ruling:   2018-09-18 – Decision Judge Cronan Bottom line is he decided Mikey is in no danger right now.  Duh.  The danger is if […]

Mikey’s Dad on what happened in Massachusetts Court

After the dust has settled from Friday’s hearing, I am left with mixed emotions. It was good to finally have an opportunity to present evidence while at the same time it was frustrating that so much was blocked from the hearing. Most of all, I can’t understand why something so simple as doing what is […]

Mikey’s day in court – Massachusetts

By:  Diane Benjamin Summary of today’s proceedings: The hearing lasted MANY hours.  Mikey’s mom, Amber Buck, decided not to testify.  The feeling from Michael Cadena’s side was she was afraid of facing cross-examination.  Michael’s lawyer had a lot of questions ready. Mikey’s doctor, Garfinkle, was allowed to testify in general terms about her experiences with […]

Biggest Meth Bust?

By:  Diane Benjamin The Pantagraph has a story titled:    https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-meth-bust-among-mclean-county-s-largest-cases-on/article_7c910a35-074b-5d4f-84a9-b99d32a389fe.html Police: Meth bust among McLean County’s largest; cases on rise Quote from the story: Cagle was jailed in lieu of posting $15,035; Guilliams was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. I believe Amber Buck and her boyfriend were arrested with 206 grams of meth.  […]

Mikey’s day in court will happen in Massachusetts

By:  Diane Benjamin The hearing yesterday, which Michael Cadena did not attend, did nothing to unwind the problem of who has jurisdiction in the case  between Michael and Mikey’s mom – Amber Buck.  Judge Hill went on a long discourse to justify why she could find Michael in direct criminal contempt.  Mr Bullington, Amber’s lawyer, […]

Mikey’s Timeline

By:  Diane Benjamin Tomorrow at 2:30 another hearing is taking place.  Judge Hill will probably declare Michael Cadena in direct criminal contempt even though she couldn’t locate a precedence for doing it.  I plan to attend, Judge Hill needs an audience to witness her activism. This case has many twists and turns.  I’ve read thousands […]

UPDATE: Mikey is staying where he is!

The next hearing is TODAY – Courtroom 3A _________________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin A judge in Massachusetts issued a stay on June 22, 2018 but the parties were not notified. Michael Cadena’s lawyer here had to file a response by 9:00 am this morning to the mom asking for direct criminal contempt charges.  Meanwhile his lawyer […]

Court hearing over Mikey

By:  Diane Benjamin If you missed the original story, read it HERE I was in court to see what would happen today.  The Attorney for Amber Buck filed something this morning and expected the judge to rule on it.  Evidently Mr. Billington doesn’t understand how the court works.  The judge gave the attorney for Michael Cardena […]