'World's Most Litigious Man' Files in Peterson Case, Says He's Drew's Lover

A Pennsylvania man famous for filing bizarre lawsuits is now part of the Drew Peterson case.

OUTSIDE CHICAGO -- Former federal prisoner Jonathan Lee Riches has sued Bill Belichick, George W. Bush, Steve Jobs and Perez Hilton, and now he's filed a motion in the Drew Peterson case claiming he was the convicted wife-killer's lover.

"Drew Peterson and I were in a sexual relationship in the 1990's and Drew forced me to commit identity theft to finance his sexual lifestyle," Riches wrote to the court in a "motion for the right to be heard under the victims rights act."

Riches claims he used a stolen credit card to "buy Drew Peterson a sex outfit from adam & eve of officer friendly and Drew forced me to wear it for him while we watched the 1980's police academy series and Drew used to call me hightower and Drew and I went to dance against my will in will county at the blue oyster bar and we did karaoke with tom cruise before he was a top gun pilot and Drew used to chase me in my neighborhood as the dukes of hazzard and boss hog was sold to muslims under drews direct orders."


In his letter to the court, Riches claims his alias is the name of alleged Aurora, Colo., movie theater murderer James Eagan Holmes.

Riches does quite a bit of name-dropping in his Drew letter, claiming connections to Rod Blagojevich, the actual James Eagan Holmes, the Masons, President Obama, Sirhan Sirhan, Morgan Freeman, Jerry Sandusky, O.J. Simpson, Hurricane Katrina, Jimmy Hoffa and Rihanna.

Riches, 35, was released from federal prison on April 30. He did nearly eight years for wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aiding and abetting. He was convicted in a federal court in Texas.

According to his letter to the court and his Facebook page, Riches now lives in West Chester, Penn.

The Guinness Book of World Records planned to honor Riches as the World's Most Litigious Man in 2009, according to an ABC News story. Riches responded by suing.

Read more of Patch's latest Drew Peterson coverage.

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Stephane Carlson October 17, 2012 at 05:49 PM
This made me laugh. Hysterically.
lala October 17, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Nothing about Peterson surprises me! ;)
Sick of Will County Politics October 17, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Really Joe is this news worthy?? Report on issues that REALLY matter!!!
Katy K October 17, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Concerned (NL) October 17, 2012 at 07:52 PM
This is so stupid. Mr Hosey we have men and women from Will County in the middle east in harms way. I would rather see a story about their lives, their struggles. This trash you need to go work for the grocery store tabloids. Did your manager actually approve such trash?
john bruno October 17, 2012 at 08:27 PM
The Court has to hold him in contempt and assess a huge fine against the dope and this will end.
Pro Life Crusader + October 17, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Nothing but complete bull crap and mental delusions by this freakin idiot from Pa. Even worse Joe Hosey believes it enough to write a crap story about it!!! What trash of a story!
Pro Life Crusader + October 17, 2012 at 09:23 PM
I suppose Glasgow was the third lover!!
kay sieverding October 17, 2012 at 09:34 PM
There is a group of people out there trying to discredit people who file in court saying that the previous court process was inadequate. The way to improve the court is simply to make everyone who files verify everything they write under penalty of perjury. Now a lot of what is filed is perjury. For instance, I sued DOJ for detaining me for 5 months without a criminal charge or a bail hearing. DOJ's lawyer filed that neither the Prisoner Tracking System nor the Joint Automated Booking System requires a criminal charge. That is contrary to what DOJ published in the Federal Register Vol 69 p.23214, vol 66 p 20478, vol 71 p 52821. I was ridiculed and imprisoned for alleging that I didn't get a fair trial from former federal judge Edward Naughty Nottingham. Look up what the 10th Circuit wrote about him.
Pro Life Crusader + October 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Kay what does your comment have to do with this whack job in the story!
Clark Gertner October 17, 2012 at 09:55 PM
'World's Most Litigious Man' Files suit". Forgive me if this doesn't come as much of a surprise. When this guy's tinfoil hat falls off, all sorts of amazing things issue forth. What a knee slapper!
Richard October 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Riches should be allowed to eat all the furitcake he can swallow.
cv October 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM
This guy is great! Power to the people. "If you don't protect the rights of the crazy people, you'll never have any rights of your own." - ACLU
cv October 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Like people killing each other? Frick that!
Flora Dora October 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Concerned, what's your problem? You read it, then comment and are annoyed. Lighten up. It IS interesting.
Pro Life Crusader + October 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Freakin goofs like that should be turned down automatically when filing moronic law suits that waste everyone's valuable time! Better yet institutionalize him !
jackstrong October 18, 2012 at 01:39 AM
He is clearly nuts...
Pro Life Crusader + October 18, 2012 at 03:21 AM
It's the Patch turning into the National Enquirer now!
Show Me October 18, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Boy you sure hit the nail on the head!! There is such a thing as laws against filing nuisance lawsuits, at least in some states. Maybe it should be in all states. Then put his ignorant crazy carcass back in prison.
Chester Rook October 18, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Go cry about it. This was a funny article. If all you want to do is read about gloom and doom then maybe you should start your own blog. Or you can sue Patch, but this Riches guy will probably sue you for stealing his idea.
Chester Rook October 18, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Concerned NL, quit your crying. This story was entertaining. Just because you didn't like it personally doesn't mean it was a bad story. If you don't like it, don't read it. You're not that important that an online newspaper should tailor its stories to your liking.
Chester Rook October 18, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Kay wrote: "The way to improve the court is simply to make everyone who files verify everything they write under penalty of perjury. Now a lot of what is filed is perjury." Clearly, this has to do with this story. If there are repercussions for people filing bogus lawsuits, the bogus lawsuits will stop or at least decrease.
WILLIE October 18, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Bratski12 October 18, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Hey Mr. Concerned (NL), I am not sure why you are being so mean to Mr, Hosey. He does an amazing job covering the Drew Peterson story and believe it or not but this case has gotten National Coverage since Drew was charged with the murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio and is the only suspect in the disappearace of hos 4th wife Stacy. I agree that this is a goofy story but IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DREW PETERSON, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. If you are not interested in the story, then don't read it. Just don't see any reason to bash Joe for doing his job. He is a very well respected reporter and goes over and above what it takes to get us all the details of whatever he is reporting on.
Mike Fangman October 18, 2012 at 04:26 PM
How can you have connections to a natural disaster? LOL
Bratski12 October 18, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Vera Volpe Argentata, I am NOT sure WHY you felt the need to write such a Flippin' inappropriate comment like that... Where did that come from?? I find that weird!
Concerned (NL) October 18, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Bratski12 - Chester If you don't like my comments you don't have to read them. Last time I looked I still had the right to the freedom of speech. We are nailed in the media every day for not preforming 100% even when we have given all there is to give. I'm not shedding any tears over this article just stating my point of view - just as you are too.


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