Tuesday, October 23, 2018

If Ohio Bills Medicaid For The Dead, Then How Much Do They Bill For The Kids?

Iowa is not the only state with paying the dead.

If you think this is bad, consider what they do in child welfare, or rather foster care and adoption.

Once a child is placed under the aegis of the state, upon termination of parental rights, new identities are issued.

Does this mean the "death" of the original personnae of the child, before the new adoptive name is assigned, is eligible for posthumous Medicaid Targeted Case Management cost reimbusements?

Sometimes, I wonder if there are billing opportunities for children born and die in foster care.

Until the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General does something more than just crank out audit reports, like refer to the FBI, one can only speculate as to the magnitude of Medicaid fraud in child welfare, whether the kids are dead or alive.

Ohio made capitation payments totaling $90.5 million on behalf of deceased beneficiaries. We confirmed that all beneficiaries associated with the 100 capitation payments in our stratified random sample were deceased. Ohio properly recovered 37 of these capitation payments. However, Ohio did not recover the remaining 63 capitation payments totaling $74,495 ($51,431 Federal share). On the basis of our sample results, we estimated that Ohio did not recover unallowable payments to MCOs totaling at least $51.3 million ($38 million Federal share) during our audit period. Ohio did not always identify and process Medicaid beneficiaries’ death information.  

Although Ohio’s eligibility systems regularly interfaced with Federal data exchanges that identify dates of death, county caseworkers did not always receive notification that beneficiaries had died.
Where did the money go?
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MSU Has Another Issue Of Child Welfare Fraud

It never ends.

MSU says fraud involved in healing fund is "significant"

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University says the fraud involved in claims to a fund designed to help victims of the Larry Nassar scandal are "significant" - and that the investigation will continue for "some lengthy period of time."

MSU established a $10 million "Healing Assistance Fund" to help pay for counseling for sexual assault victims in December of 2017, as the case against Nassar was coming to a conclusion.
Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a handful of women in Ingham and Eaton counties under the guise of treatment, but more than 300 women and girls have come forward to say he abused them over the course of a two decade career.

Nassar served as a doctor at MSU and for USA Gymnastics. He worked with Olympic athletes.
He's behind bars for pleading guilty to federal child porn charges. He was sentenced to up to 175 in his state cases.

But MSU stopped paying from the fund over the summer, citing concerns about potential fraud. On Friday, the MSU police chief says that investigation continues and that "there appears to be significant fraudulent financial claims made for reimbursement by the fund and payouts for those claims."

He says survivors themselves are not being accused of anything. But he says "due to the complex nature of the fraud" that the investigation "will continue for some time."

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DOJ & and Department of Interior Team Up for Major Expansion of Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases

It is about time DOJ do something about child trafficking and missing Native women.

Now, it is time to go after the fraud in ICWA, money laundering and campaign finance. 

Department of Justice Expands Tribal Access Program to Additional 25 Tribes This Year, Department of Interior Funds the Expansion of DOJ Tribal Access Program at 31 BIA Social Services and Law Enforcement Locations by 2020

The Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior announced a dramatic expansion of the federal government’s key program that provides tribes with access to national crime information databases, the Justice Department’s Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP). 
By the end of 2019, the Justice Department will expand the number of TAP participating tribes by more than 50 percent—from 47 tribes to 72.  The Department of the Interior (DOI) will fund the instillation of TAP Kiosks at three locations where the BIA-Office of Indian Services (BIA-OIS) deliver direct service social services by the end of 2019 and DOI aims to expand TAP access at all 28 BIA-Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) operated law enforcement agencies and detention service centers.  These BIA locations will provide some degree of access to TAP for services delivered to more than 50 tribal communities that currently do not have any direct access. 
“For far too long, a lack of access to federal criminal databases has hurt tribal law enforcement—preventing them from doing their jobs and keeping their communities safe,” said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  “With the Tribal Access Program, participating tribes will be able to protect victims of domestic violence, register sex offenders, keep guns out of dangerous hands, and help locate missing people.  This milestone demonstrates our deep commitment to strengthening public safety in Indian country.”
“I am proud to authorize the funding for the expansion of the Tribal Access Program to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make the future of justice in Indian Country stronger,” said Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney at the 75thNational Congress of American Indians Convention today. “The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proud to grant greater access to these important databases at more locations throughout Indian Country. Performing background checks is a critical step in protecting our precious Native children in foster care, and tribal communities served by the BIA will benefit from access to this extensive public safety tool.”
“Access to information is vital to effective law enforcement,” said Trent Shores, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and the Chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee on Native American Issues.  “The Tribal Access Program will enhance and improve the ability of tribal law enforcement officers to serve their communities. The Native American Issues Subcommittee is proud to support the continued expansion of this tool throughout Indian Country.
The Native American Issues Subcommittee (NAIS) is comprised of United States Attorneys with Indian Country in their federal districts. They advise the Attorney General regarding the development and implementation of policies pertaining to justice in Indian Country. The NAIS identified ‘increased law enforcement resources’ as one of four priority areas to improve justice services in Indian Country. Support for and increased dissemination of the TAP was unanimously supported by the US Attorneys at a recent NAIS meeting in Indian Country in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“We at the BIA-OJS look forward to having direct access to these vital resources,” said Deputy BIA Director for Office of Justice Services Charles Addington. “We have waited years for the opportunity to streamline how we access these critical databases and the funding authorized by AS-IA Sweeney will allow  our law enforcement officers the ability to receive the information they need to do their jobs effectively and keep them safe.”
TAP, offered in two versions, TAP-FULL and TAP-LIGHT, allows tribes to more effectively serve and protect their communities by fostering the exchange of critical data through several national databases through the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) network, including the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Next Generation Identification (NGI), National Data Exchange (N-DEx), National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) as well as other national systems such as the International Justice and Public Safety Network (Nlets).   TAP enhances tribal efforts to register sex offenders pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA); have orders of protection enforced nationwide; protect children; keep firearms away from persons who are disqualified from receiving them; improve the safety of public housing, and allow tribes to enter their arrests and convictions into national databases.
TAP-FULL consists of a kiosk workstation that provide access to national systems and is capable of processing finger and palm prints, as well as taking mugshots and submitting records to national databases. TAP-LIGHT is software for criminal agencies that include police departments, prosecutors, criminal courts, jails, and probation departments. Both versions provide federally recognized tribes the ability to access and exchange data with national crime information databases for both civil and criminal purpose.  TAP is currently available to 47 tribes nationwide with over 220 tribal criminal justice and civil agencies participating.
For more information on TAP, including a list and map of present TAP-FULL and TAP-LIGHT tribes, visit www.justice.gov/tribal/tribal-access-program-tap
For more information about the Justice Department’s work on tribal justice and public safety issues, visit:  www.justice.gov/tribal

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Monday, October 22, 2018

DOJ: Indictment Model For Fake Lobbying, Fake Congressional Documents, With Forged Signatures

It seems the Carolinas are having their way with "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) when it comes to fraud.

In order to claim the legal status of a whistleblower, one must first report through formal mechanisms established under the rule of law.

You cannot go around, using fake profiles, in some instances, on social media, representing yourself as singular letter, or as someone claiming to be engaging in "internet vigilante justice", for lack of a better description, producing bogus, public reports, which are videos for some, without any form of legal scrutiny, soliciting online investments for your online funding accounts, for purposes of furthering your fraudulent activities, and you cannot take foreign money for doing it.

It is like going around anonymously calling Child Protective Services, pointing fingers at random people accusing them of child abuse, then soliciting funding for your actions.

That is not a whistleblower, that is a predator.

It is also the same as funding propaganda with foreign money to interfere in an election, even if the origin of the money started out as tax payer dollars, laundered to overseas accounts, and back in to the U.S. online social media manipulative psychoptics.

In this case, we have an individual who has sworn an oath as a licensed attorney, registered as a lobbyist, engaged in a bold & cold financial fraud scheme, with bogus reports generated and filed with the Library of Congress and the National Archives, across state lines.

This sounds like Hobbs Act stuff.

This interference with the obviation of the Congress is but only one, of a multitude of complex fraud schemes, that have yet to see the light of day.

I am quite sure there will be more to come from this one when it comes to fake lobbying, and fake congressional letters, with forged signature of a member of congress, being entered into the formal congressional record.

Former Lobbyist Indicted for Obstruction of Justice

A former lobbyist was charged in an indictment with obstructing justice in connection with an ongoing federal investigation and proceedings concerning a multi-million dollar high-yield investment fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.  
Christopher Petrella, 51, of Greer, South Carolina, was arrested yesterday and charged in the Western District of North Carolina with one count of obstruction of justice.  
Ten individuals had been previously indicted by a Charlotte grand jury for their alleged roles in a high-yield investment scheme involving Niyato Industries Inc.  The charges in that case allege that the defendants raised money from investors by representing that Niyato manufactured electric and compressed natural gas (“CNG”) automobiles when, in truth, the company had no facilities, no operations, and no capability to manufacture anything.  That case is scheduled for trial.     
The indictment returned on Tuesday and unsealed yesterday alleges that Petrella, who worked to promote Niyato and purportedly lobbied on Niyato’s behalf, attempted to obstruct, influence and impede the ongoing federal investigation into the alleged Niyato fraud, as well as the upcoming trial, by misleading federal law enforcement about his own involvement with Niyato and by portraying himself as a whistleblower.  Petrella is alleged to have produced to a federal law enforcement agent a bogus “quarterly report” related to his lobbying work for Niyato.  According to the indictment, Petrella also falsely claimed he had filed the “quarterly report” with the U.S. Congress pursuant to certain requirements applicable to federal lobbyists.  The bogus “quarterly report” purportedly disclosed to authorities that certain individuals had made false and misleading statements about Niyato’s business and operations on Niyato’s Twitter and Facebook pages.  In reality, the indictment alleges that the “quarterly report” Petrella produced to federal law enforcement was a sham and Petrella’s statement that he had filed the document with the U.S. Congress was false. 
Petrella’s initial court appearance is scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 10:40 a.m. before Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer in the Western District of North Carolina.
An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  Trial Attorneys William Bowne and Christopher Fenton of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Keith Ellison & The Call For His Pseudo-Impeachment ~ Plausible Propaganda Premises

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"I am serious! These"Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending)
have lost their minds trying to interfere in Keith Ellison's
election and still have no clue about Detroit."
Well, it seems the attack on Keith Ellison is about to get nastier, but I shall search for plausible propaganda premises as to why these people are going bonkers over him.


Uh... Farrakhan is an individual you just have to scold every so often.

Keith did not mislead or lie, whereupon the suspect timing of this "epic revelation" just now being uncovered by the Daily Caller, which, quite obviously, has no clue about the history of U.S. Civil Rights, gave me every indication that we are dealing with a 'Holy Mary Pass' in squashing his campaign for Attorney General.

That is when you immediately go look to see what the opposition has to say about this:

Minnesota attorney general hopeful: 'We're going to retire Keith Ellison from politics'

So, why exactly is there such a coordinated effort being executed in such a tizzy about pushing for a pseudo-impeachment of Keith from holding office without specifically calling for formal process, less than two weeks before the election?


I decided to do a quick visit over to the meticulously forested metadata, meaning the search algorithms are manipulated on Google, in a basic search of the term "Minnesota", and voila!

Evangelicals Pressure Trump To Name Michele Bachmann Next United Nations Ambassador

Sheeeeeee's baaaaaaaack......

The one, the only, the Queen of Child Welfare Fraud, my muse, Michele Bachmann.

Now, why would such a factitious groupthink of overnight, pig farmers to millionaires, want to rally around Michele Bachmann?


It probably has something to do about trafficking tiny humans and her avid support of all things Israel, which just so happens to design our child welfare system operations, in the name of the tax exempt god with her cohort Sam Brownbach.

But, then I started to think with a bit more of a deductive focus.

If Keith is going for the Office of State Attorney General, then why the distraction with Michele on the international stage?

So, I went back into that meticulously forested metadata and before I could even begin to enter a search term, I remembered there was a recent real estate scheme busted by the FBI and I immediately said to myself, "Self, you know darn well that has to do with TARP!"

Now, I  wondered what was going on in the Minnesota Attorney General Office and there I saw the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force.

Logo: Land Bank – Twin Cities, MN
Then I found the land bank

So, I looked it up and found Twin Cities Community Land Bank LLC, registered in 2009.

But, I also found this, the Land Bank Twin Cities, Inc., a domestic non-profit.

And, I also found that neither of the entities are registered with the Systems Award Management System, through the Defense Logistic Agency, of the Department of Defense.

I immediately realized we were dealing with a similar TARP issues that we have with the Detroit Land Bank Authority, which has its own issues in relation to what I shall refer to as voter fraud and the like.

Perhaps, it has something to do with the Federal Reserve and Neel Kashkari's work on TARP.

The man in charge of TARP: "I'm proud of the actions that we took"

Then again, it could have something to do with domestic and international adoption activities.

Or, it could be all of the above.

This may indicate Keith is a potential whistleblower, considering the fact that he does know alot about Detroit, which is why he is being smeared with a hybrid of a #MeToo psychoptic.

But, hey, what do I know?

I know Keith has formally requested investigation into these ongoing matters with U.S. Ethics, which, of course, has been referred to the Office of Special Counsel.

And, I know that #perkinscoiesucks.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Form Michigan To Illinois To Texas To Tennessee - The MSU Nassar Case Expands

Slowly the cloak reveals the horrors of child welfare in the United States.

Steve Penny, former USA Gymnastics president, arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar case

Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tampering with evidence in the case of disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar.

Penny was arrested by the U.S. Marshals service in Tennessee on a warrant issued by the state of Texas. He was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, a felony, on Sept. 28.

He allegedly removed documents from the Karolyi Ranch, the U.S. gymnastics' training facility in Huntsville, Texas, related to Nassar's activity at the gym.

I bet those were financial docs of what they were doing with the tiny humans.

"The indictment further alleges that the removal of the documents was done for the purpose of impairing the ongoing investigation by destroying or hiding the documents," the U.S. Marshals said in a press release. He allegedly ordered the documents be sent to him at USA Gymnastics headquarters in Indianapolis. Those documents have never been recovered, authorities said.

PHOTO: The U.S. Marshals Service shared a photo of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny being arrested in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, for allegedly tampering with evidence in the Larry Nassar case.U.S. Marshals Service ~ Nice modernization of the perp walk.
The U.S. Marshals Service shared a photo of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny being arrested in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, for allegedly tampering with evidence in the Larry Nassar case.+

Penny was taken into custody at a cabin in rural Gatlinburg, Tennessee, by the U.S. Marshals and Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, according to authorities. He is awaiting extradition to Texas.
He faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

The Karolyi Ranch was operated by Bela Karolyi and wife Marta Karolyi, the two people tasked with selecting and developing athletes for the U.S. national team. It served as the national team's training facility from 2001 until earlier this year. Nassar worked at the facility and several of his accusers said they were abused by him at the facility.

Penny resigned as USA Gymnastics president in March 2017 amid allegations of sexual abuse against Nassar. Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of child molestation, but more than 130 women and girls, including Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, have accused him of assaulting them. Many of those accusers testified at a hearing in January when he was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in two other cases — one pertaining to assault and another possession of child pornography — as well.

Rhonda Faehn, Penny's former deputy, testified to the Senate in June that she brought up allegations of misconduct to him and she was told to keep quiet. Penny, who appeared before the same committee, chose to plead the Fifth and not testify.

PHOTO: Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar stands in Ingham County Circuit Court on Nov. 22, 2017 in Lansing, Mich.AFP/Getty Images, FILE
Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar stands in Ingham County Circuit Court on Nov. 22, 2017 in Lansing, Mich.
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In a statement, USA Gymnastics said that it had "learned of the charges filed against its former CEO Steve Penny, who resigned in March 2017. We support law enforcement's efforts and have fully cooperated with the investigations by the Texas Rangers, Congress and others, and will continue to do so to help the survivors and our community heal from this tragedy."

USA Gymnastics has been in near-constant turmoil since the Indianapolis Star broke the story in September 2016 of Nassar's abuse of gymnasts under his care, both with the U.S. national team, where he was the team doctor, and at Michigan State University, where he was a faculty member. Nassar had been dismissed from his job with the U.S. national team in 2015, but only said it was done due to "athlete concerns."

After Penny's departure in March 2017, he was replaced by Kerry Perry in November 2017. But Perry's tenure was marked by consistent criticism over the handling of the Nassar scandal as well. She resigned less than a year after being named as Penny's replacement.

Perry was criticized by stars, like Raisman, over her lack of transparency about how the organization planned to protect athletes going forward. She resigned days after she hired Mary Lee Tracy, in part to replace the Karolyis, as the sport's top coach. The hiring of Tracy received condemnation from athletes because she supported Nassar in the immediate wake of accusations against him.

PHOTO: In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right not to answer questions in a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right not to answer questions in a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
But the neverending parade of presidents didn't end with Perry's ouster.

Just this week, former Congresswoman Mary Bono, who was tasked with replacing Perry as interim president of USA Gymnastics, was forced out for a pair of scandals -- less than a week since her hiring. A day after her hiring, Biles criticized Bono, a Republican, for a photo posted on Twitter in which she was shown blacking out a Nike logo over the company's hiring of Colin Kaepernick as spokesperson. She publicly apologized for the photo.

A few days later, Raisman joined calls for Bono's ouster after discovering that Bono worked for the same law firm that worked with USA Gymnastics during the Nassar scandal and crafted excuses for his absences.

Bono was not directly involved in the law firm's representation of USA Gymnastics, but she stepped down nonetheless on Tuesday.

Penny is one of at least three people arrested in connection with the handling of the Nassar scandal. Debbie Van Horn, a trainer who worked with Nassar, was arrested last month in Walker County, Texas. She has denied charges, according to her lawyer, who spoke to the Houston Chronicle.

William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State University's osteopathic medical school and boss of Larry Nassar while he was a sports doctor there, was charged March 27 with neglect of duty and criminal sexual conduct. His case will go to trial at a yet-to-be-scheduled date.

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Illinois Catholic Trafficking Of Tiny Humans Is Coming To Michigan

Michigan is next.

This will all lead to the trafficking of tiny humans, in the name of the tax exempt god.


All Illinois Catholic dioceses targeted in sex abuse lawsuit

All Illinois Catholic dioceses targeted in sex abuse lawsuitCHICAGO (AP) — Three men and one woman who say they were sexually abused by priests decades ago filed a lawsuit Thursday against every diocese in Illinois for an alleged ongoing scheme to cover up sexual assault by priests.

The lawsuit was filed in Chicago by attorney Jeff Anderson, who has represented clergy abuse victims across the country, and seeks to compel dioceses throughout Illinois to provide the names of all their priests accused of child molestation.

"Defendants have, for decades, and continue to adopt policies and practices of covering up criminal activity...(that) have endangered numerous children in the past and these practices will continue to put children at risk in the future," reads the lawsuit against all six dioceses in Illinois, as well as the Catholic Conference of Illinois.

While the lawsuit does seek damages and only claims instances of abuse against children in three dioceses — Rockford, Peoria and Springfield — all of them have been and continue to cover up clergy sexual abuse, Anderson said.

He added that a key goal of the suit is to force each diocese to make public the names of all priests, living and dead, accused of child molestation. He pointed to a similar lawsuit filed in Minnesota that eventually forced the Archdiocese of St. Paul to add dozens of names to the list of credibly accused priests.

Anderson also filed a similar lawsuit in California earlier this month.

The lawsuit contends that while some dioceses have turned over information about certain priests accused of sexually molesting children, others refuse to make the names public. The Belleville and Rockford dioceses, the suit said, have not named a combined 53 priests accused of child molestation since 1950.

"All of them have covered up and continue to cover up, are guilty of withholding their files and we are seeking to force the bishops to come clean, to require that all of them disclose fully the names of all the offenders they know who have violated children... in their diocese," Anderson said.

The Archdiocese of Chicago said in a statement that while officials had not reviewed the lawsuit, the diocese has in recent years taken significant steps to address the issue, including posting the names of priests who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse on its website.

The Chicago diocese has implemented a "stringent monitoring program of clergy with substantiated cases of sexual abuse against them," the statement said.

The Diocese of Joliet disputed any suggestion that it's withholding information. In a statement, the diocese said that since 2006 it has kept on its website a list of "living and deceased diocesan priests who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse."

In Peoria, the diocese in a statement defended its handling of allegations against two priests named in the lawsuit. In one case, the diocese said that upon learning of the allegations it immediately placed the priest on leave and reported the allegation to police. Only after the police concluded its investigation, and the Diocesan Review commission found the allegation unsubstantiated, was the priest reinstated in ministry.

The other priest, according to the Peoria diocese, was removed from all public ministry in 2002.
Other dioceses did not immediately return calls for comment.

The specific allegations against five priests across Illinois cited in the lawsuit, three of whom are still alive and in the priesthood, contain similar details.

Darin Buckman, one of the three named plaintiffs, said in the suit that when he was an altar boy at a Peoria church starting around 1979, a priest sexually abused him at a time when his "inappropriate conduct with children was known" to the diocese.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Did Gilchrist Snitch On Detroit Absentee Ballot Fraud Or Did He Sell Out

Oh my, look what I have stumbled across.

"GG, the tech guru"  could qualify as a whistleblower, or just flip if there is legal momentum when it comes to all the election fraud, particularly with those absentee ballots coming out of Detroit Land Bank Authority houses.

As a matter of fact, "GG, the tech guru" is aware of the 2016 Primary Absentee Ballot issues, but hey, what do I know?

I wonder if there were any "hush deeds" of real property involved.

"GG. the tech guru" looks like a fall guy, but again, what do I know.

I know I need more cocktail mix.

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DOJ: Former FBI Agent Sentenced for Leaking Classified Information Then Tries To Claim They Are A Whistleblower

I just love my transposable models.

If an FBI agent, former, mind you, can be successfully prosecuted for leaking classified information, that means former staffers can be prosecuted for leaking classified information, and lying, and stealin' and selling community donated Thanksgiving turkeys in a federal building while posing as an IRS agent, generating fake congressional missives, forging the name of a congressional member of congress then selling those "official" letters, or getting federal grants for personal businesses, or changing a vote of a member of congress, or just generating your own as a job recommendation....

I believe you catch my drift.
 To be clear, this was not whistleblower activity. Albury made no attempts to engage in any of the legitimate whistleblower processes available to him, and instead chose to betray his oath and his colleagues by leaking classified national defense information to the press. said U.S. Attorney Terwilliger. 
Simply put, if you do not report fraud, you cannot self-proclaim a safe harbor for yourself as being a whistleblower because it is outside the rule of law.

Someone should check in on the Cerno.

Terry J. Albury, 39, a former Special Agent of the FBI, was sentenced today to 48 months in the District of Minnesota in connection with his unauthorized disclosure and retention of classified national defense information.

The announcement was made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Chris Wray, Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office Nancy McNamara, and U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia, after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright.

"We are conducting perhaps the most aggressive campaign against leaks in Department history," said Attorney General Sessions. "Crimes like the one committed by the defendant in this case will not be tolerated—they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and punished. I want to thank Assistant Attorney General Demers, U.S. Attorney Terwilliger, and their attorneys for their hard work in prosecuting this important case. Today's sentence should be a warning to every would-be leaker in the federal government that if they disclose classified information, they will pay a high price."

"Every FBI agent has a solemn obligation to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure to safeguard our national security. Terry Albury betrayed that responsibility, and he betrayed the trust bestowed on him by the American people," said FBI Director Christopher Wray. "His sentencing today demonstrates those who violate the law by disclosing classified information will be held responsible for their reckless and illegal actions."

“Leaking classified national defense information to the media is a crime that damages our national security,” said U.S. Attorney Terwilliger. “Albury transmitted classified information not just to one hostile foreign power, but to every hostile foreign power with the ability to pick up a newspaper or access the Internet. To be clear, this was not whistleblower activity. Albury made no attempts to engage in any of the legitimate whistleblower processes available to him, and instead chose to betray his oath and his colleagues by leaking classified national defense information to the press. This case should send a message to anyone considering violating the public’s trust and compromising our national security by disclosing classified information. We will remain steadfast and dogged in pursuit of these challenging but critical national security cases.”

"Terry Albury willingly disclosed classified information that he had taken an oath to protect, for his own purposes," said Assistant Director in Charge Nancy McNamara. "He violated the trust that was placed in him by willfully providing information that could endanger national security to individuals not authorized to receive it and lied to the FBI about his actions. Albury violated the trust that was placed in him and his attempt to leverage national security information for his own reasons brought him to this sentence today. The FBI will continue to take all necessary and appropriate steps to thoroughly investigate individuals, no matter their position, who undermine the integrity of our justice system by lying to federal investigators."

According to court documents, Albury worked as an FBI Special Agent in the Minneapolis field office at the time of the disclosures, held a Top Secret//Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance, and his daily duties provided him access to sensitive and classified FBI and other U.S. government information.

According to court documents, beginning in 2016 and continuing through August 2017, Albury knowingly and willfully disclosed national defense information, classified at the Secret level, to a reporter. Albury employed methods to avoid detection, including printing documents that he created by cutting and pasting portions of an original document into a new document so as to avoid leaving a record of having printed the original, classified document. Albury also accessed documents on a classified computer and took pictures of the computer screen in order to photograph certain classified documents. Those additional classified documents were recovered on an electronic storage device found during a search of his home.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danya E. Atiyeh of the Eastern District of Virginia, and Trial Attorneys Patrick T. Murphy and David C. Recker of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section prosecuted the case.

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Betsy DeVos Is Winning In Michigan K12 Privatization

Michigan Court of Appeals approves the first Type III transfer of public funding to private corporations.

The Type III transfer started in 1965 for the purposes of establishing new departments, commissions & boards, and, for dissolution of departments, commissions & boards.

Privatization of infrastructure came into fashion and launched the first, of many, complex financial fraud schemes to line to pockets and campaigns of politicians through child welfare because no one cares about children.

But somewhere under the Engler administration, his Buddy Bush got him to let Michigan to be the first state to diffuse the privatized trafficking of tiny humans model, starting with foster care and adoption, which automatically captures Target Case Management Medicaid funding for Special Needs, for which these private, christian charter schools, including the contained environment schools of residential institutions (i.e. juvenile justice, mental health) to invest in real estate through stuff like the Michigan Children's Trust Fund, a foreign corporate operation that funds political campaigns, and more.

I would not fault the Appeals Court judges who voted in support of privatization, for the simple fact that they do not know anything about the subject matter of child welfare.

Judges must rely upon their clerks, who only do internet searches of "pre-existing" opinions from other judges who have no clue, or just had their opinions written for them by special interest think tanks.

As for the religious interference, there is not much anyone is going to do to enforce the ruling or even for anyone to blow the whistle because are looking at the first building blocks of more stealin' in the name of the tax exempt god.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that no one can look at child educational records in foster care and adoption because of privacy laws.

Gotta love that Betsy!

Michigan court approves public funding for private school mandates

Lansing — Michigan lawmakers can provide public funding to private schools to cover the “actual costs” of mandates that do not directly support student education, a divided Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday in a closely watched case.

In a 2-1 decision, judges William Murphy and Anica Letica ruled state funding to reimburse private schools for complying with health and safety laws is not inherently unconstitutional despite a ban on public aid for private education.

The funding must be “incidental” to teaching and providing educational services, cannot support a “primary” function critical to the school's existence and must not involve or result in “excessive religious entanglement,” they said in devising a new three-part test.

Any state law concerning student health, safety or welfare is “almost by definition” incidental to teaching, the judges said.

Public school advocates sued the state in 2017 after the Republican-led Legislature approved a budget with $2.5 million to reimburse private schools for fire drills, inspections and other state requirements. Plaintiffs, who have argued the funding is a "slippery slope," are considering a possible appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Gleicher on Tuesday accused her colleagues of “hijacking” the concept of incidental aid to create a new exception to the “plain language’ in the state Constitution that prohibits direct or indirect aid to non-public schools.

“The public money directly and indirectly assists nonpublic schools in keeping their doors open and meeting their payroll,” Gleicher wrote in a spirited dissent. “It is unconstitutional for that simple reason.”

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled on similar grounds in April when she found the budget appropriations were unconstitutional. The legal battle has prevented the state from providing the funding to non-public schools, but lawmakers approved another $2.5 million for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 for 2019.

Murphy and Letica said Stephens' blanket ruling was an overreach. While some of the mandates may not pass their test, the Court of Appeals judges said funding for compliance with laws regarding criminal background checks, instrument disposal and epinephrine auto injectors is constitutionally permissible.

Criminal background checks for teachers are required by state law and conducted  “for the purpose of ensuring and advancing the safety and welfare of its students, weeding out prospective teachers and other school personnel who might pose a risk of harm to students,” they wrote.

A background check is “merely incidental to teaching and providing educational services to private school students. It does not constitute a primary function or element necessary for a nonpublic school’s existence, operation, and survival, and it does not involve or result in excessive religious entanglement.”

The panel sent the case back down to the Court of Claims to consider the constitutionality of each mandate individually. Should the court conclude a specific cost or action is unconstitutional, it may only strike or preclude that reimbursement without invalidating the entire statute, the majority ruled.
Plaintiffs are considering their next steps in the legal battle after the appeals court panel "gave its blessing" to diverting public funding away from public schools, said Daniel Korobkin, deputy legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.

"This is a law that the Legislature intentionally passed to direct millions of dollars into the bank accounts of private schools," Korobkin said.

But state Rep. Tim Kelly, a Saginaw Township Republican who chairs the K-12 budget subcommittee and pushed to include the funding in recent budgets, said he was "thrilled" by Tuesday's ruling but expects opponents will appeal.

"There's some sanity that's crept into the court here," he said. "Even though this fight isn't over, I think it's clearly headed in the right direction."

Reimbursing private schools for state mandates is "the right thing to do," Kelly argued. 
"You're not wrapped up in religiosity or whatever," he said. "This is clearly not trying to influence kids other than just trying to pay the costs."

The Michigan Constitution prohibits the state from appropriating public monies or property to "directly or indirectly to aid or maintain any private, denominational or other nonpublic, pre-elementary, elementary, or secondary school." Courts have interpreted the amendment to bar state support for general educational programs unless the main effect is to further a “substantial” governmental purpose.

Tuesday's ruling "flies in the face of our state Constitution," said Chris Wigent of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators. “This is a clear attack on public education by special interests that want to funnel taxpayers’ money away from public school classrooms."
The three-judge appeals court panel that upheld the Republican appropriation included two Democratic appointees. Letica was picked for the court by GOP Gov. Rick Snyder in June. Murphy was appointed by former Gov. Jim Blanchard and Gleicher was picked by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, both Democrats.

Michigan voters approved a general ban on public funding for private education in 1970. The so-called Blaine Amendment to the Michigan Constitution allows the state to provide student transportation to any school but holds that public funding cannot be used "to support the attendance of any student or the employment of any person at any such nonpublic school."

In 2000, state voters defeated by 69-31 percent a ballot proposal to let parents in some struggling school districts use up to $3,100 in public money to pay for their child’s tuition at a private or religious school. The effort was led by Grand Rapids area school choice advocate Betsy DeVos, who became President Donald Trump’s education secretary in 2017.

Voters overwhelmingly defeated a similar voucher proposal in 1978.

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Michigan Is The First State To Debate Foster Care In A Political Campaign

For the first time, in the history of the United States has the issue of Foster Care made the center stage, far removed for any political party state platform, in a political campaign.

Welcome to Michigan, where it all started.
Ricky Holland

I was wondering why my stats were going off the charts.

Now, I am going to need everyone to send me everything.

  1. I want interviews with people in attendance, outside, and on stage.
  2. I want pics, soundbytes, campaign material pics, play-by-play, from the time you pull up in the parking lot to the time they start freaking out when someone screams about child trafficking in foster care and adoption.
  3. Ask them about poverty being codified as the crime of child abuse and neglect for failure to provide for the necessary needs of the child.
  4. Ask them about Termination of Parental Rights and Due Process.
  5. I want to see the sweat and hear the stutters of these people trying to parrot and distort my work when they try and claim that the fraud in child welfare does not fund political campaigns.
  6. I want livestream of when these people claim that these Child Placing Agencies are and administrations are not foreign corporations participating in exfiltrating HUMIT and asset forfeiture of Michigan's Children who eventually grow up to be adults.
  7. I want to experience across the social media cybersphere their faces when you ask them about the fraudulent foreclosures in Detroit and Flint which forced the migration of children, leading to gerrymandering of the congressional districts.
The reason I want the people to do it is because the only place these political and community leaders can turn to reconstruct the rights to a civil society is me.

Make them say my name because, not once, has anyone attempted to contact me, which means they are about to spout a bunch of crap they know absolutely nothing about.

Whatever they say, upon posting to my blog, will be entered into the official, public record, through a court of law.

If, and when they lie, it will be recorded.

Make them say Ricky Holland.

Chant it.

I  will accept and respect any candidate who defers to ignorance.

Travel is out of my price range at the moment, besides, it is not yet time for the Celestial Goddess of the Woodshed to emerge.

Just a self-preservation kind of thing.

Top of the ticket candidates to appear at Oakland University town hall on foster care

Bill Schuette, Garlin Gilchrist Jr., and John James are just a few of the candidates that will appear at a Thursday forum on foster care.

Oakland University will play host to the 7 p.m. public candidate forum sponsored by Michigan's Children, a statewide, independent organization working to ensure public policies are made in the best interest of children and their families, as well as 25 other non-profits and agencies.

The forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 318 Meadow Brook Road, and will include a full panel of candidates running in various State House and State Senate races. Schuette, Gilchrist and James will open the event with some remarks, which will be followed by the question and answer forum. 
“Unfortunately, our state currently fails many of its youngest citizens,’’ said Matt Gillard, President and CEO of Michigan’s Children. “Data in the annual Kids Count reports shows us that Michigan ranks at or near the bottom third of states in a range of child well-being indicators, from low reading and math test scores to rising abuse and neglect rates to the sixth-highest rate of children living in high-poverty neighborhoods in the country.

The list of confirmed candidates appearing at the forum include:
  • 12th Senate: Michael McCready (R) and Jeff Pittel (Lib)
  • 13th Senate: Marty Knollenbergand (R) and Mallory McMorrow (D)
  • 40th State House: David Wolkinson (R) and Mari Manoogian (D)
  • 41st State House: Doug Tietz (R) and Padma Kuppa (D)
  • 45th State House: Michael Webber (R) and Kyle Cooper (D)

There was a mother who sacrificed her two little boys for this report to be generated, so read it.

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The Detroit Free Press Forgot To Opine About SIGTARP & The Detroit Land Bank Authority Relationship With Gilchrist & Schuette

Guess what?

I have an opinion, too.

Here are my 2 cents:

If this writer is going to have a tizzy about Bill not having a similar law enforcement moment when it comes to corporate blight, then how come he does not go after Bill for not doing anything about the Detroit Land Bank Authority?

Wait, I know why.

The Detroit Land Bank Authority is having some SIGTARP issues and The Detroit Free Press is sitting on the big reveal.

Just keeping it real, Nancy.

Schuette slams Detroit Dem for blight, OKs it for billionaire investor | Opinion

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette is appalled by the condition of an apartment building owned by Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Garlin Gilchrist II in Detroit's North End. The property on Marston Street, Schuette says, is so disgraceful, and Gilchrist's failure to rehabilitate it so egregious, that Gilchrist, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer's running mate, should resign from the race.

Hey Bill, do me a favor and send one of your Detroit Assistants down to the Wayne County Register of Deeds and pull the history of the property.  That action is a bit out of my economic range for existence having to fix my own house up, all by myself because you keep making me do your job.

The North End apartment building is in bad shape, no doubt. Despite the money Gilchrist has poured into the building, it's not yet inhabitable, and the neighbors on Marston Street have justifiable complaints. Blight is one of Detroit's most intractable problems, and there's no denying the physical and psychological toll it takes.

I recall this Public Private Partnership in Detroit that received millions upon millions to address the blight in Detroit. I vaguely remember that work organization being called the Detroit Land Bank Authority, but considering the fact that when I searched for its corporate instrument of authority filed under a responsibility of Bill and I could not find it, I would need to have my memory refreshed. Perhaps, Nancy can do an opinion piece on what happened to all that TARP money for blight.

But when Schuette slams Gilchrist's ownership of a blighted, vacant building, he's not just reducing a complicated story about land ownership and barriers to property rehabilitation in this city to a political jab. He's tacitly acknowledging a double standard many longtime Detroiters recognize: All too often, Detroiters are held to one standard, while billionaire investors get carte blanche.

Maybe Bill can give us some clarification on the land ownership issue by explaining how the Detroit Congressional Districts were gerrymandered from severe questionable breaks in the chain of command with these deeds.  He can start by investigating the Wayne County Property Deed Fraud Unit if SIGTARP is not already investigating him.  Ask Bill, Nancy.

As Michigan's attorney general, Schuette effectively signed off on generous public subsidies for the construction of the Ilitch family's $864 million Little Caesars Arena, issuing a 2014 opinion that OK'd the Detroit's Downtown Development Authority collection of Detroit school taxes to fund the private development, a public benefit of $324 million.

Yea, Bill, how come you granted powers of taxation to the working group Detroit Downtown Development Authority, which has never been audited because is not incorporated in the State of Michigan to levy taxes? Bill is not a king because that title of nobility was granted to the Emergency Managers.  And while you are at it, Nancy, go ask Bill how come he lets the Detroit Land Bank Authority levy taxes that do not exist and how come there is state law allowing state public school taxes to be levied across the state then split, 50/50 with the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and the rest going to the Detroit Downtown Development Authority.  Ask Bill if this is one of those Social Impact Bond Schemes.  I did an SEC snitch, you know.

The Ilitches have a track record of property ownership that's rife with blight on a vast scale. They pursued a 15-year strategy to acquire property in the arena's footprint, often leaving some structures in disrepair. Ilitch-owned properties continued to rack up blight tickets as recently as this summer.

Everyone knew about the Ilitch demolition plans. You just let the natural elements tear up the building so you can file insurance and not have to pay for asbestos containment and removal.

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"I’m not, I’m not going to comment, nor am I agreeing, you’re charging the Ilitches have a shoddy, spotty, whatever it is, record," Schuette said. "... My point is that I’m not commenting on the Ilitches’ blighted property record, I think that, frankly, Ilitch plus Penske plus Gilbert and a whole bunch of private investments have caused a rebirth in Detroit, and quite frankly, I think that is significant. And I want to encourage more of that."

Of course Bill is not going to comment on the fraudulent foreign operations funding his campaign.

The 2014 opinion, Schuette said, was "a sound, solid decision, and I’m not going to make any apologies on that."

Is Bill compromised?  Drop that video!

Nor would Schuette discuss whether, as governor, he would find it appropriate to offer public tax subsidies to other private land owners who oversee blighted properties, or who owe back taxes, as the Ilitch family did during arena deal negotiations.

If I am not mistaken, these corporations are tax exempt.

"I'm not going to get into the blighted issue," he said. "I want Detroit to grow. Detroit is a city of 138 square miles. We’ve seen a huge renaissance, and the issue is how do you help build that out, and I want to help build that out. Frankly, I’m Detroit’s best hope. You may disagree with that."

Whether Bill is the best choice for governor or not is just as a sanguine decision for a kid who has survived foster care of whether to be raped or turn a trick to eat for the day.

When it comes to Gilchrist, Schuette isn't quite as forgiving.

It is called a public distraction, or a LARP.  SIGTARP is watching.

Garlin and Ellen Gilchrist aren't deep-pocketed developers or billionaire business owners.

The Gilchrists' bought the Marston Street building, a multi-family property rare for a Detroit Land Bank Authority auction, back in 2016, for $13,500, half of the $27,000 auction price. Because Gilchrist was a city employee, he was eligible for a 50 percent discount.

Nancy, can you pull that payment and see to whom the check was made out to, who cashed it, and any other financial transactions.  Bill is more than likely too busy preparing for the foster care public debate.

"We are not real estate developers so much as people who though, t we could bring this building back to life in a part of the city that has meaning to us," said Gilchrist, who played Police Athleltic League basketball as a child at the former Considine Rec Center on Woodward Avenue in the North End, told me this week.

The building was badly damaged, and Gilchrist and wife Ellen borrowed against their home to start work. He says they spent around $200,000 on cleanup of the interior, repairing or removing parts of the structure, leveling the foundation, replacing some windows, fixing the porch and the roof, and on architectural plans and surveys required for the full renovation of the building.

Then the Gilchrists ran out of cash.

So, you mean to tell me "GG, the tech guru" did not even have a sequence of events schedule based upon a complete price estimate before starting anything? That is probably the reason he cannot find any funding.  He had no clue on what to do.

Gilchrist left the city shortly after buying the Marston Street property to run for Detroit City Clerk in 2017.

Duggan and the MDP had to make sure to split the vote to keep Janice Winfrey in office since she jacked up their own plans to throw the 2016 election cycle. "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending).

"We've been to a lot of different lenders and had a lot of fits and starts," Gilchrist said. "There are still challenges to get some renovation financing."

It is called organization.

The Gilchrists aren't alone. Detroit has no shortage of housing, or buildings in need of rehab. But funds to complete those rehabs can be difficult to obtain. 

Funding is difficult based, mostly, upon jacked up deeds.

Lenders still view Detroit rehabilitation loans as high-risk, with some justification, said Mac Farr, executive director of the Villages Community Development Corporation on Detroit's east side.

The loans are high risk because you never know when the Detroit Land Bank Authority might just swoop in and file another quiet title action without notification, of course, because they have no legal authority to exist which is why they use other operations to cash checks.

"It’s still a touch-and-go activity," he said. "If it works out, it works out very well. If not, it’s disastrous."

If you are in the clique, all you have to do is let the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) get you some funding through the New York Bank of Mellon with a fake LLC, then file bankruptcy so the Detroit Land Bank Authority takes back the home and all the debt is wiped out, which is disastrous for the taxpayers who paid this all through TARP.

A would-be borrower without a track record of completing successful rehabs, Farr said, is at a deep disadvantage: "In the neighborhoods, it's still bootstrappy mom-and-pop (rehabbers) this stuff."

It is called survival.

Gilchrist's North End property is an eyesore. And there's no question about that, or that Gilchrist, who bought the eight-unit apartment building back in 2016, should have done better.

He is just lazy.

That's something Gilchrist himself acknowledges, saying he's dissatisfied with the progress he's made: "We’re still trying to work to get financing. This has been a two-year process, and we are committed to still trying to figure this out. This is something that is important to Ellen and I. We started it and we want to finish it."

Nancy, would you be a love and let Bill know as soon as GG the tech guru gets financing. 

It's an explanation that's unlikely to sway Schuette. Maybe Gilchrist should have asked for a multi-million-dollar subsidy, instead?

His handlers already did.

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