Friday, March 22, 2019

Theresa Brennan & Her Breach of Public Trust In Office Reminds Me So Much Of Detroit

I find this case to be of particular interest simply for the fact that it reminds me of another Michigan Judicial situation where Judge Vonda Evans steps down from the bench.

Are there similarities in the cases in dealing with a breach of public trust in office and witness tampering, while failing to disclose personal relationships during a murder trial?


Could there be parallels in comparing a divorce of a public official, where a party to the case was granted an order of protection of any and all electronic devices of the marriage, the household, but ended up deleting emails, and chats, and fake social media accounts, after, the order was granted?

There is a likelihood.

Were there preceding, investigations from another law enforcement jurisdiction into the activities of the destruction of evidence, during the course of the divorces?

I am going to go with a strong, "Yes."

Attorney General seeks added perjury charge against Brennan; hearing to continue in April

 from the JTC hearing on Monday March 4, 2019 where
Judge Theresa Brennan listens to oral arguments.
Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan may face an additional perjury charge after prosecutors from the Michigan Attorney General's office raised the issue during a preliminary hearing Thursday.
Brennan currently faces one count of perjury, tampering with evidence and a common law offense after failing to recuse herself immediately from her own divorce case and allegedly using the delay to dispose of evidence. 
Witnesses testify in the preliminary hearing for Judge Theresa Brennan. Gillis Benedict, Livingston Daily
The Attorney General's office charged her with perjury last year alleging she gave false testimony during her divorce deposition about a cell phone that was considered a marital asset.

Assistant Attorney General William Rollstin said Thursday his office hopes to add a second perjury charge related to alleged false testimony Brennan gave during the Judicial Tenure Commission hearing last fall.

Rollstin did not specify what testimony he was referring to.

Thursday's hearing was adjourned after four hours of testimony and will continue on April 11 in Livingston County. 

Charges surrounding cell phone

Brennan's now ex-husband Donald Root filed for divorce on Dec. 3, 2016. Three days later Tom Kizer, Root's attorney, filed a motion to preserve evidence, including phone data.

The court did not receive Brennan's order of disqualification until Dec. 8, two days after the motion was filed, the same day her cell phone had been reset to factory settings according to a Michigan State Police Sergeant.

Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant David Vergison testified the forensic exam of Brennan's marital phone showed the device had been reset to factory settings on Dec. 8, 2016 at 1:16 p.m. 
Michigan State Police began a criminal investigation in the spring of 2017, executing search warrants at her county office and her home.

In an affidavit filed in support of the warrant request, state police Detective Sgt. Brian Reece said the phone was an iPhone 6 provided to her by her then-husband Don Root's company and that evidence on that phone was destroyed.

Brennan testified last year that she doesn't believe she did anything wrong concerning her cell phone.
"So, at a time when a motion to preserve evidence was filed in your court, you felt okay deleting information from one of the pieces of evidence covered in the motion?" Judicial Tenure Commission Executive Director Lynn Helland asked, during an evidentiary hearing in October.

"I did," Brennan said.

"In Michigan, it is a crime to alter evidence in an official proceeding, do you know that?" Helland asked. "How would deleting information from your phone when it is under a motion to preserve evidence be following the law?"

"You (Helland) and I are going to have to agree to disagree," she said. "I don't believe I committed a crime. I don't think I destroyed evidence."

In her 2017 divorce deposition, Brennan said she did not take any steps to reset her phone. When asked by Kizer if she had made any effort to have the phone wiped or have apps removed, she said, "No, I never had all my apps go off my phone."

Last year, Brennan testified she had the phone reset to factory settings while buying a new one so she could return the original phone to her husband. She said the information on the old phone was transferred to the new one.

Brennan attributed the change in her testimony from the divorce deposition to the fact she "did not want to make Kizer's job easy."

Tampering with evidence

Brennan's former court reporter Felicia Milhouse testified Thursday that she was asked to remove an email account from the judge's phone.

She said she was asked by Brennan to leave the courtroom while court was in session. Milhouse said she used her county computer to conduct a search on how to remove the judge's email account from her phone.

She was ultimately unsuccessful and said she gave the phone back to Brennan.
At some point in the following days, Brennan purchased a new cell phone and had the old one reset to factory settings. 

Future proceedings

Brennan hasn’t been on the bench since June, after Livingston County Chief Judge Miriam Cavanaugh removed her from her docket.

She was suspended earlier this year but is still being paid as a wide-ranging misconduct investigation by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission plays out.

The Supreme Court is expected to determine the validity of the agency’s complaint against Brennan. The criminal case is separate from the Judicial Tenure Commission inquiry and narrower in scope.
Brennan is accused of destroying or tampering with evidence in a Circuit Court case and using her office to enable her to destroy evidence, according to the affidavit released by Attorney General Bill Schuette's office.

She faces up to 15 years in prison on the perjury charge, while the charge of tampering or destroying evidence is punishable by up to four years in and the charge of common law offenses is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. 

Media access 

Genessee County District Court Judge David Guinn banned journalists from taking photographs or using social media during the hearing.

Guinn informed media through a court bailiff that he would not allow photographs or the use of Twitter to document the criminal hearing for embattled Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan. He did consent to video recordings that could be used after the hearing concludes.

Brennan was charged in December with perjury and two other felonies by former Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. Guinn was appointed by the State Court Administrative Office to hear the case.

The Livingston Daily submitted a request for photography and video and use of social media nearly two weeks ago. He did not address it until Thursday.

A Livingston Daily reporter who identified herself as a credentialed journalist objected to his ruling, raising the issue of whether it amounted to special treatment for an embattled public official.

Guinn asked the reporter whether she was an attorney and then said he wasn't treating the Brennan case differently from any other. Michigan courts routinely allow still photography and many have adapted to the growth of social media.


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Rick Sollars & Taylor City Hall Gerrymandering - What Does Rashida Tlaib Have To Say?

Rick Sollars has a story to tell about gerrymandering.

We are listening.

I wonder what Rashida Tlaib has to say, considering this is her district, and all.
Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars speaks during his
State of the City address last month.
FBI agents seized $206,493 from the home of Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars last month while investigating the Downriver politician for racketeering, bribery, wire fraud and money laundering.

The FBI revealed the seizure Friday, one month after a series of daylight raids that included searches at Taylor City Hall, Sollars' home and cottage, and the home and office of a city contractor.

The money represents two years' salary for Sollars, who is paid approximately $100,000 as mayor of Taylor.

An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment about the seizure, and Sollars' attorney could not be reached for comment Friday.

The seizure is the latest financial and legal issue facing Sollars, 45, who has not been charged with wrongdoing. Sollars has professed his innocence while he remains in office.

Federal prosecutors want to seize his home and vacation chalet in Lenawee County and have filed liens to have the approximately $600,000 worth of real estate forfeited to the government upon conviction.

The liens serve as a looming threat against Sollars and reference some of the most severe white-collar crimes prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Wire fraud and the racketeering charge are punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison. The Taylor corruption investigation appears to have flowed from an earlier scandal in Macomb County. FBI agents wiretapped towing titan Gasper Fiore's phone three years ago and heard allegations involving Sollars and a lucrative towing contract, according to sealed court records that hint at the possible roots of a new corruption investigation. FBI wiretaps in Fiore case led to Taylor mayor

An FBI wiretap affidavit obtained by The News in 2017 that included probable cause to keep listening to Fiore's phone calls gained new relevance in light of a series of FBI raids last month at Sollars' homes and Taylor City Hall.

Records: FBI wiretapped more than dozen in corruption probe

The FBI raids last month included searches at the home and office of a city contractor Tuesday to determine if politicians pocketed bribes and kickbacks.

The searches at the home and office of Realty Transition owner Shady Awad in Allen Park provide a larger picture of an FBI public corruption investigation.

There have been no arrests during the ongoing investigation. It is unclear what, if anything, was seized from Awad's home or office on the 14000 block of Southfield Road because the search warrant affidavits listing probable cause to search the locations have not been unsealed.

The searches targeted a firm that works in Taylor and other municipalities to rehabilitate hundreds of foreclosed and distressed properties. Realty Transition is active in at least 15 local communities, including Detroit, Canton Township, Dearborn, Ecorse, Melvindale, Romulus, Southgate, Westland and Wyandotte, according to the company's website.

Taylor corruption probe leads to businessman

Sollars touted the city's partnership with Realty Transition in 2015 as a way to revitalize 95 tax-foreclosed properties. The city purchases properties and transfers the homes to developers, including Realty Transition, which restores the properties before renting or selling them.

Taylor city officials have refused to reveal what was seized during the city hall raid but a legal fight could soon provide details.

Wayne County Circuit Judge David Allen ordered the city to release search warrant records that the FBI left with city officials after the search, attorney Andrew Paterson said Friday. Paterson had sued the city to obtain the search warrant records, including copies of any subpoenas

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Cocktails & Popcorn: March 22, 2019 Mueller's Cabal - Cabells and Pages Everywhere You Look - The Rollout Of Civil Rights History

And these people thought they could just think I would allow them to just jump up wash out U.S. history.

This is how you preserve institutions.

This is your civil rights history, and the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) just knew they were going to be successful in wiping out the legacy.

Naughty, naughty.  It is never wise to be mean to my Sweetie.

We are the original sources and we are coming to Detroit.


Lee Stranahan on Ukraine.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: March 22st, 2019 If Mueller Dossiers Trump, Why Not A Dossier On Mueller's Co-Conspirators?

Yes, I see the work of the Old School Civil Rights Legal Dogs and I have been pleasured.....

I see the legacy preservation of evidence model.

It is a blockchain.

It is a database for armorality.

It is history.

Hmmm....I wonder where they came up with the idea?

Now, that you have a better understanding of the model, you should know what is about to go down in Detroit.

"Let justice be served, though the heavens fall."
(It was not wise to be mean to my Sweetie.)

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Cocktails & Popcorn: March 21st, 2019 Was Lisa Page Born In Iran Around The Time Peter Strzok Was Leaving Tehran?

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Michigan Manipulated Data - SCOTUS Does Not Want To Talk Fraud - TARP, Gerrymandering & The Wasted Votes Of Absentee Ballot Fraud

In the spirit of fuchsia...
North Carolina elected officials review
historical district maps in 2016.
Lansing — Michigan’s congressional maps continued to favor Republican candidates in 2018 even though Democrats flipped two seats to split control of the state’s delegation in a wave election, according to a new analysis.

It was planned. Check the absentee ballots. They are probably fake.

And its state House boundaries ranked among the most biased in the country.

Because it was planned. One day I shall sit everyone down and teach them about foreign propaganda in our lawmaking.

“Efficiency gap” measurements calculated by The Associated Press challenge GOP claims in the U.S. Supreme Court, which is set to hear oral arguments next week in alleged partisan gerrymandering cases from North Carolina and Maryland as Michigan judges consider a similar lawsuit here.

The Michigan case may be a bit different as we are dealing with a situation of "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending). Has anyone seen Mark Elias lately?

In a recent high court briefing, attorneys for the Republican National and the National Republican Congressional Committee pointed to Michigan’s 2018 elections as evidence that courts are incapable of determining partisan intent.

I can prove partisan intent. The Michigan Emergency Manager Law that took over Detroit, the most concentrated area of voters, and denationalized everything in state transfers to Public Private Partnerships of foreign corporations that came in as Corporate Shape Shifters to launch a massive fake mortgage fraud foreclosure scam in a real estate grab using federal funding through fraudulent cost reimbursements in the Medicaid child welfare system.

“The ‘durability’ of Michigan’s partisan gerrymander was apparently limited to elections prior to 2018,” lead GOP attorney Jason Torchinsky and his colleagues told the Supreme Court justices, noting Democratic gains last fall.

No, no, no. Michigan was gerrymandered intentionally based upon property ownership. That is how the MDP was able to run their absentee ballot fraud schemes in the City of Detroit.  The Michigan Democratic Party is not too concerned about anything else outside of Detroit.

“Time and time again courts have determined electoral maps to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders due to those maps’ effect of 'entrenching' a political party in power and then subsequently, under those same maps, the supposedly ‘entrenched’ party was defeated, sometimes in spectacular fashion.”

No. Those 2010 maps were based on predictive modeling crap.

Michigan congressional districts, drawn by Republicans and first implemented in 2012, did show smaller signs of partisan bias in 2018 than in other recent years, according to the AP analysis of election data across the country.

No mention of the trend in property tax or mortgage foreclosures? That is when you know you have bias.

But Michigan’s 8.1 percent efficiency gap score for 2018 was the 18th highest in the country and suggests Republican candidates won one extra congressional seat than would have been expected based on their vote share.

Right. That score is crap because it did not take into consideration the bogus property tax and mortgage fraud foreclosures. When you have a glaring, intentionally exclusion of independent data, you know you have fraud, or, for the Smarty Pants people, you are using dirty data.

Democratic congressional candidates won 54 percent of major party votes in Michigan, compared with 46 percent for Republicans. They flipped two seats to split the state’s 14 U.S. House seats, seven to seven.

Last time I checked, we still have some unanswered issues with the validity of the 2018 election.

Nationally, Democrats regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state Legislatures. But the cycle was not as bad as it could have been for Republicans, whose strong 2010 election cycle put them in position to draw decade-defining maps in many states, according to the AP analysis.

Those 2010 maps busted up neighborhoods going down to stratified household data. I saw it. You people need to stop lying.

“These districts are gerrymandered, but they’re not built for a thousand-year flood,” said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.

The people over at the Brennan Center for Justice need to talk to "Pookie" Brennan and ask him if he thinks we know who that predictive modeling crap in land speculation in civil asset forfeiture in real properties.

Republicans who drew district boundaries in Michigan and other states seven years ago had no way to foresee factors that shaped 2018, he said, including the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and unusually high voter turnout last fall.

They had no way to see the factors that shaped the 2018 election because they refuse to talk about those foreign corporations taking over the land, funding political campaigns, to launch those land banks to suck up TARP.

“It’s like saying I had a seven-foot wall and then a hurricane came and it still flooded my property,” Li said.

Measuring bias

The efficiency gap, a relatively new formula cited in Supreme Court arguments, measures wasted votes for losing candidates and votes for winners beyond what was needed to triumph. It’s a way to gauge the impact of “packing” and “cracking” voters into certain districts to minimize the power of the minority party.

No. The Supreme Court needs to be chastised for using such a crappy predictive model to "gauge" that "packing & cracking" voters into certain districts.  This is how you measure.




The apparent impact of Michigan’s partisan map-making process was more pronounced in state House races. Michigan’s 10.87 efficiency gap score ranked fourth highest in the country for 2018, suggesting nearly 12 excess seats for the GOP, according to AP calculations.

Homelessness is another factor when it comes to measuring the vote. It is difficult to go vote when you are transient because you lost your home to a fake tax foreclosure.

Democrats won 54 percent of the major party statewide vote, but Republicans won 53 percent of state House races, returning a 58-52 majority in the 110-member chamber.

I would hold off putting any more weight on these results until DOJ & DHS comes out with their findings on the Michigan 2018 election.

Critics say the efficiency gap does not prove partisan gerrymandering and can produce “false positives” because of naturally occurring geographic factors and other legal requirements, including mandates for districts with a majority of African-American or other minority voters.

I wish these so-called Smarty Pants people would give the peculiar institution back its vessel manifest accounting codes.

Rural areas in Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula, have increasingly turned Republican in recent years.

That is because they were invaded by lots of foreign operatives, who launched lots of foreign propaganda, but hey, what do I know? I bet Butina knows.

“In many states, Democratic voters are concentrated in or near urban areas while Republican voters are more evenly distributed,” attorneys for North Carolina Republicans said in a recent Supreme Court filing.

It is called poverty. Land Banks typically target historic areas because the properties are located along major transportation lines and ports.

“As a result, the pre-existing political geography of the State will tend to produce more 'wasted' Democratic votes than Republican votes as long as the map drawer follows traditional districting principles like compactness, contiguity, and preserving communities of interest.”

Fraud, it is called, fraud.  Say it.  Ok, fine, let SIGTARP say it.

Experts say the efficiency gap alone does not prove a partisan gerrymander, and the North Carolina and Maryland cases going before the Supreme Court include other evidence lower courts have used to determine partisan intent.

All you have to do is use my land bank litmus test.  Does the state have a land bank.  Yes? Then there was gerrymandering.

In North Carolina, lawmakers openly discussed partisan intent and a legislative committee adopted a criterion holding that the new makeup of congressional maps would continue a 10-3 majority for Republicans.

The efficiency gap and other statistical evidence can “raise red flags” in states like Michigan that are worthy of additional exploration by courts, Li said.

SIGTARP is has an ongoing investigation into the fraudulent snatching of properties through fake tax schemes. I believe this matter is currently pending before the court, which may just put a monkey wrench on any SCOTUS future rulings. Stay! Good boys and girls.

Geographic factors and a desire to keep communities intact “for any number of good or moral reasons” could play a role in an efficiency gap score, he said.

“In some states, you actually would have to gerrymander to get zero because there’s sort of a natural bias there.”

Michigan decision looms

The North Carolina case before the U.S. Supreme Court alleges a statewide gerrymander by Republicans, while the Maryland case alleges gerrymandering by Democrats to flip a specific congressional seat.

Hardest Hit Fund, Community Development, anyone?

The Michigan suit alleges an unconstitutional Republican attempt to dilute the power of Democratic voters in congressional and legislative districts across the state and seeks an order for new maps in 2020.

There are multiple foreign nationals who have ensured that their Michigan GOP candidates and elected officials will promulgate law and policies to make the people poor, for the purposes of stealin' children, the land and the votes. It is called forced migration.

GOP attorneys had asked the Supreme Court to delay the Michigan case, arguing its resolution would directly affect deliberations here. The court declined the request in February without explanation, and the case proceeded to trial that month.

Do not make me have to do one of those amicus curiae because I will, you know.  I file an entire treatise on stealin': How the Detroit Land Bank Authority, et al, jacked up the 2016 & 2018 elections. I shall be kind and keep it to a small data set of Wayne County property tax foreclosure rolls.

See, if your house is on this list, you probably had your vote tossed, or rather wasted, because it would not be counted.

This is quantitative data, just to let you know.

2018 quantitative data gerrymandering of 2020 redistricting maps:

Evans calls for property tax payment plan review in Wayne Co.

Any Supreme Court decision will “likely supersede or control the ruling of the district court,” said Gary Gordon, an attorney representing some of the GOP lawmakers who have intervened in the Michigan case.

Yes, the lawmaker intervention, move.  Jolly good show to cover thine arse, mate!

Republicans argue Michigan mapmakers followed all applicable laws when drawing congressional and legislative districts in 2011.

Actually, the drawing of the maps did follow the law. Now, how they secured the data is an entirely different legal issue to be addressed.

Emails produced in the case have shown mapmakers used software that calculated the partisan makeup of each district they drew and told Republicans they were providing options “to ensure we have a 9-5 (congressional) delegation in 2012 and beyond.”

Michigan Congressional Redistricting and Its Challenges

The Supreme Court case gives justices the opportunity to “finally lay out the standard for what constitutes a partisan gerrymander,” said Li, who is part of a Brennan Center team that filed a legal brief supporting claims of unconstitutional partisan bias in the North Carolina and Maryland cases.

“That would help the court in Michigan and the courts elsewhere that are sort of wrestling with how to write opinions.”

No, it will not.  Say fraud.  Say it.  Fine.  Say stealin'. Say it.

The Michigan trial concluded in February and judges have since rejected two GOP motions to dismiss the suit or strike evidence. But it’s unclear if they will rule before or after the Supreme Court, which could do so by the end of June.

Force migration?

The impact of the high court ruling on the Michigan suit may depend on whether it is broad or narrowly focused on specifics of the North Carolina or Maryland cases, Li said.

Human trafficking. Say it.

“The Michigan case will be appealed to the Supreme Court as well,” he predicted, “and so it’s unclear to me if the court has any incentive to rush something out, other than at some point Michigan will need maps for the 2020 election.”

We have the technology. Use it. Technology stops fraud. I can tweet it for you if I was not backdoor shadowbanned on Twitter.

Michigan voters last year approved a ballot initiative to create a new citizen redistricting commission that will draw new congressional and legislative district lines, beginning in 2022. Previous state law had allowed whichever political party controlled the Michigan Legislature to control the process.

The following links will provide an in depth insight into the new citizen redistricting commission in Michigan.

Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University Wipes Out More Detroit Civil Rights Legacy By Publishing Michigan Privatization Voting Rights Gerrymandering Crap - Come Smell It

That continues to be the case in a majority of other states, meaning a Supreme Court decision could have a large impact heading into a 2020 election cycle that will decide who controls the process in those parts of the country.

The selected methodologies of SCOTUS to opine in the matter of gerrymandering is crap.  Please see link directly below.

Alan Krueger, Father Of Predictive Modeling Crap On Modern Human Trafficking, Self-Extracts Himself From Society - Detroit Land Bank Authority, FARA, TARP & Princeton University

“The court will be setting some ground rules for when maps are redrawn in 2021, and that’s going to be important because the data and the technology to do these sorts of gerrymanders are becoming more available and more powerful,” Li said. “People will slide and dice and recombine voters in ways that you would have only dreamed about in 2011.”

I believe Li is referencing that thing called being Butina-ed, foreign funded influence of "The Elected Ones".  Just pull their financials.

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Why Michigan Child Welfare System Sucks - SACWIS Is Run By The Foreign Corporation UNISYS & No One Is Willing To Talk About What Happens To The Data

I need someone to explain to me why the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is not under federal receivership.

Reports on Michigan child welfare ‘depressing,’ says judge

Not one penny went to help the parents who raise their kids in state manufactured poverty that is legally considered abuse and neglect.

The only thing Children's Rights has done is bill the State of Michigan for attorney fees and oversight contract monitoring that has done absolutely nothing.

Not once has the Nancy Edmunds Court mentioned UNISYS, the private, foreign corporation that keeps one billing, and billing, and billing for a jacked up system that they are trying really hard to set up that jacked up predictive modeling for the purposes of having a go to database for asset forfeiture to the corporate parent, who, in this instance, we have no idea, because it is a foreign corporation.

Children have no civil rights when it comes to privatized foreign corporations doing human services in Michigan.

Perhaps, someone in that Children's Rights case could ask Peter Altabef or Shalabh Gupta if they could shed some light about their understanding that these errors in SACWIS are called rape, torture, suicide, and result in modern human trafficking.

Who knows, maybe Michigan will one day be under federal receivership so we could just pull all the data and financial transaction to find out why we even need a child welfare system and what they do with the data.

State of Michigan Taps Unisys to Build New Child Welfare Services System

Unisys will design and maintain integrated system to meet new data quality and information-sharing requirements

    The new contract was awarded in the first quarter of this year and will run three years, and the State of Michigan may extend it for two additional one-year periods at its discretion. This contract has a value of approximately $30 million, and the State may order additional services that could bring the total potential value of the contract to approximately $47 million. ~ 2011

Troubled DHHS software improves

And, while MiSACWIS cost about $18 million more than the original contract, Wheaton said those expenses were all planned and unrelated to any bugs: A $10.6 million second-year contract extension with Unisys Corp., the Pennsylvania-based company that built the software, and about $7 million to add the state’s juvenile justice and County Child Care Fund agencies into the system. 
Some 8,000 people in public and private agencies use the software. ~ 2015 

Yes, private, foreign corporations have access to our children's data and they use it for fraudulent billing in Medicaid through foster care and adoption.

DUNS:  005358932     CAGE Code:  09975    Status:  Active
801 Lakeview Dr Ste 100
Blue Bell, PA, 19422-1961 ,

Expiration Date:  10/03/2019
NAICS: 334111 - Electronic Computer Manufacturing

The prior true name in home state: BURROUGHS CORPORATION changed on: 12-05-1986
The prior true name in home state: BURROUGHS DELAWARE INCORPORATED changed on: 06-28-1984

Identification Number: 800990841Old ID Number: 605095

Date of Qualification in Michigan:   04/02/1984

Incorporated under the laws of: the state of Delaware

Term: Perpetual

Most Recent Annual Report: 2018Most Recent Annual Report with Officers & Directors:   2018

The name and address of the Resident Agent:
Street Address:601 ABBOT ROAD
City:EAST LANSING, MI 48823State:MI


The Officers and Directors of the Corporation:
Total Authorized Shares:  140,000,000
Shares Attributable to Michigan:  3,265,920
Most Recent Apportionment %:  2.0600%
Year Ending: 2016

These flaws in SACWIS lead to the trauma of children being legally kidnapped, drugged, raped, tortured, suicided, murdered, and a substantial maximization of profits.

Someone needs to be held accountable.

Someone needs to stop this madness.

Report: Flawed state software program could hurt Michigan children

Shalabh Gupta
Shalabh Gupta, UNISYS Corporation, Treasurer
(There are lots of Shalabh Gupta's out there)
[The face of a man who cares about profits over kids]
Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services will take until June 27 to decide how to respond to a report recommending it replace a $231-million computer system. A spokesman provided incorrect information for an earlier version of this article.

LANSING — The computer system Michigan child welfare workers use to track neglect and abuse cases is deeply flawed and could lead to issues that hurt children and families, a report released Wednesday in federal court states.

The report recommended Michigan abandon the computer program, which has "persistent and significant defects" despite $231 million in state and federal investment in the program since it launched in 2014.

The Michigan Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System, or MiSACWIS, is used for cases in the state's child protective services, foster care, adoption, licensing and juvenile justice system.

Peter Altabef
Peter Altabef, UNISYS President
"[Michigan] should procure or develop a new child welfare information system that does not rely, in any significant way, on the infrastructure, design, and data model of the current MiSACWIS," the report states.

DHHS will study the report in coming weeks to decide how to address the issues, an official said.

"We know MiSACWIS has major problems, as the court report and the hearing highlighted," said Geralyn Lasher, senior deputy director for external relations and communications at DHHS.  
"The court has given us until June 27 to determine the appropriate next steps. We will take that time to do so."

Report follows 10+ years of court oversight

Federal court monitors continue to review the quality of the Michigan's child welfare programs, which came under court oversight after the settlement of a 2006 class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of children in the foster system who attorneys argued were mistreated in state care.

Last year, Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered a review of MiSACWIS because poor data quality had "prevented, delayed or stymied efforts by court monitors to verify the state's progress" in improving its child welfare system, according to the report written by consultant Kurt Heisler.

In the report, Heisler highlighted four key issues with MiSACWIS: 
  • Flawed design and launch causing continued problems. Those problems include "an unmanageable backlog of defects, incidents, and data fixes that are likely to persist indefinitely, inhibit effective casework, contribute to data entry errors, negatively affect outcomes for children and families, and impact MDHHS's ability to collect and report accurate and timely ... data for both the monitors and field staff.
  • Conflict hindering fixes. There is "significant conflict and tension" between the software integration team and Children's Services Agency, which have made it difficult for caseworkers to improve MiSACWIS.
  • Not enough time to fix backlogs. Developers don't have the time or resources to find or fix the root causes of problems with MiSACWIS.
  • Not enough time for quality review. Limited resources, a big workload and tight deadlines means there isn't time available for workers to run quality assurance checks. 
Although he recommended developing an entirely new system, Heisler said Michigan could fix the current system and update it to match a newer federal model.

New report, old problems

The department launched MiSACWIS in April 2014, pitching it as an improved, "real-time" case management tool child welfare workers would use for CPS, foster care and adoption cases.
The tool was supposed to make it easier for those workers to monitor cases, track progress and services offered to clients and ensure better safety for children. It was supposed to help more than 6,000 DHHS, private agency and court workers share case data.

Three years after its launch, state auditors uncovered problems with the MiSACWIS system. They reported the state did not properly merge records in MiSACWIS before launching the program, left 208 child welfare cases unassigned, issued thousands of potentially inaccurate payments and more.
Auditors again pointed to problems with MiSACWIS in a report issued last year. They reported workers were inconsistent in documenting case work in the system, the system did not retain certain documents and inaccurately filled in information about the risks children faced, among others.
DHHS officials announced they would make changes to protocol late last year in response to that audit, including implementing a thorough checklist they said will ensure case workers follow department protocol and document their work.

Those changes are not related to MiSACWIS, Wheaton said.

The state's response

On Wednesday, department officials said they are making changes to address the flaws highlighted in court, including:
  • Providing financial incentives for relatives to become licensed foster parents
  • Strengthen review at local child welfare offices of maltreatment that occurs while children are in foster care
  • Add oversight of child abuse and neglect complaints that don't meet the criteria for investigation under state law
DHHS director Robert Gordon, who was appointed in January, said child welfare workers can use data to improve their work despite the problems with MiSACWIS.

"Our staff are deeply dedicated to serving children and families in crisis," he said in a press release. "They need the tools and the systems to succeed. That’s what we must offer them."
Wheaton said the department will determine how it will fix the MiSACWIS program before the next court hearing, scheduled June 27.

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