Monday, July 3, 2017

Bob Goodlatte Has An Issue In Judiciary, Dark Campaign Money & Medicaid Fraud In Child Welfare

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State of Mississippi Attorney General
Jim Hood, Pimp Master of a MFCU
This is the most beautifully crafted complaint for an extraordinary writ; it goes after Medicaid fraud in child welfare; and, it is a State, the State of Mississippi, Attorney General, Jim Hood,

Much love, much love to the Hood and his MFCU crew.

This is how you make remarkable progress preventing, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children.

Medicaid fraud in child welfare is a crime against children, the last time I checked, Bob Goodlatte.

What you did not read in the complaint were the specifics of the fraud like using foster kids as lab rats in human subject research.

Nor, will there be comment on the State of Ohio's lawsuit against these pharmaceutical corporations that fraudulently bill Medicaid to fund political campaigns and launder money.

Wait a minute, I just dropped that.  Yes, Ohio is suing these aforementioned pharmaceutical corporations for not just fraudulently billing Medicaid, but doing so by selling opioids.

My problem is not just with the unethical practices warped up in the industry of human trafficking of child welfare, but the fact that these fraud schemes actually fund political campaigns and, if you look really closely, it will direct the way a Member votes, or the way the Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will direct the way the agenda is set for Committee hearings and the Congress.

I have been watching the Committee for quite some time, so, without further adieu, in the spirit of fuchsia, I will only highlight my expletives.

This is posted on the Committee's page.
U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, arrives for the opening of the 115th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Jan. 3, 2017. / AFP / JIM WATSON
Bob Goodlatte, in a really bad ethical place
Children are among the most vulnerable and innocent among us and deserve the highest protection of the law. In past years, remarkable progress has been made in preventing, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children. But more can and must be done to address crime, especially as predators exploit technological advances in order to hurt kids.    – Chairman Goodlatte
I decided to reach out in a compassionate capacity, rather than going the hell off on reading some really bloody shyte like this.

Take another read at the qui tam, above which is about Medicaid fraud in child welfare, specifically foster care and adoption.

Can you say "Foster Care and Adoption", Bob?

Do you know how many children are raped each year in foster care, which is billed to Medicaid?

Do you know how many foster children are used as lab rats for pharmaceutical testing of second generation anti-psychotropics or any other form of biomedical profiteering that may come about through the maximization of revenue from these child welfare Medicaid fraud schemes.

Do you even know how many children were trafficked through foster care and adoption?

Do you know how much in Medicaid false claims are submitted, through judicial determination, in child welfare?

Are you that out of touch with the current situation of child protection in the U.S. that you actually believe "remarkable progress has been made in preventing, investigating, and prosecuting crimes against children"?

But I do know, Bob, that your congressional campaign was funded, in part, directly through TEVA Pharmaceuticals PAC.

Bob, Bob, Bob.....ooooooo.....we need to talk....

Bob, you do know that TEVA  made several financial contributions to your re-election campaign, but of course you do, and you know what the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is.

Bob, even the SEC got in on this.  Come on, and you actually believe these monetary legal asset hits are going to stop child trafficking?

 Bob!!!  Wake up!!!!

Crimes against children are condoned in legislation, funded extremely well through appropriations, where the funding spigot is only turned on through a judicial determination on a case where one is guilty until proven innocent, charged without plea or notification of the charge, with not right to face one's accuser, with no right of reinstatement of parental rights, all blessed by the privatized, tax exempt God.

Human trafficking in child welfare is privatization, the modernized residuals of the peculiar institution.

Bob, you have the audacity to promulgate policies through a public platform for the House Judiciary Committee claiming to have "made great strides in protecting children", yet, you cannot even mention foster care and adoption, all the while maintaining a surreptitious stance when it comes to funding political campaigns with dirty money.

You allowed the Committee to reference "Community Policing Strategies" as a (CPS) Workgroup.

CPS stands for Child Protective Services, the front line in the commission of crimes against children.

Bob, you funded your campaign through Medicaid fraud in child welfare.

Bob, you took campaign money from MAXIMUS PAC!

Seriously, MAXIMUS??? Really????

Have you no scruples, Bob!?!

Your campaign has a pattern of practice of accepting campaign contributions from PACs which are funded by dark money, gained through the filing of false claims of Medicaid in child welfare.

That is a crime against children, Bob.

Bob, you took campaign contributions from Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs, too.

Come on, Bob.

Bob, you are part of the problem of child poverty, or rather, financial crimes of trafficking children & profiting through privatized, federally cost-reimbursed, tax exempt child welfare operations which have funded much of your campaigns.

Bob, I can go through your FEC filings and cross reference with DOJ, FEC, SEC, and HHS OIG settlements and other forms of agreements in dealing with these corporations, which set up & fund their PACs with money they made from filing false claims to Medicaid through child welfare.

That is not progress in preventing, investigating and prosecuting crimes against children, this is propaganda to distract from the reality of privatization to fund political campaign through Medicaid fraud in child welfare.

And, propaganda is exactly what these Domestic & Foreign Corporate PACs fund when they make political campaign contributions.

This is child welfare propaganda, Bob because, not once is there mention of child poverty, foster care, adoption, drugging kids, rape, torture, suicide or attempted suicide, nor human trafficking of children or what has happened to the parents in this lovely production, which even has the Committee co-opting the pinwheel symbol at the end of the video.

But I must say, dropping the "Nelson Mandela" effect by the witness was a nice try at a political propaganda crossover technique.

Bob, you impugn my veracity while deprecating my acumen of this subject matter, but you need to come clean because right now, in my eyes, you suck.


But, hey, what do I know about Medicaid fraud in child welfare, campaign finance fraud, the House Judiciary Committee, or the Clinton Foundation?

That was a valid question and demands response.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Agrees to Pay More Than $283 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

Companies Agree to Pay Nearly $520 Million to U.S. Criminal and Regulatory Authorities, Representing the Largest Criminal Fine Imposed Against a Pharmaceutical Company for Violations of the FCPA

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Teva), the world’s largest manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products, and its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary, Teva LLC (Teva Russia), agreed to resolve criminal charges and to pay a criminal penalty of more than $283 million in connection with schemes involving the bribery of government officials in Russia, Ukraine and Mexico in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Assistant Director Stephen Richardson of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge William J. Maddalena of the FBI’s Miami Field Office made the announcement.
“Teva and its subsidiaries paid millions of dollars in bribes to government officials in various countries, and intentionally failed to implement a system of internal controls that would prevent bribery,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell.  “Companies that compete fairly, ethically and honestly deserve a level playing field, and we will continue to prosecute those who undermine that goal.”
“No matter where corruption occurs, the FBI and our global partners are committed to diligently rooting out the corruption that betrays the public trust and threatens a fair economy for all,” said FBI Assistant Director Stephen Richardson.
“As demonstrated by this case, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has a long reach,” said William J. Maddalena, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami.  “Teva’s egregious attempt to enrich themselves failed and they will now pay a tough penalty.”
According to the companies’ admissions, Teva executives and Teva Russia employees paid bribes to a high-ranking Russian government official intending to influence the official to use his authority to increase sales of Teva’s multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone, in annual drug purchase auctions held by the Russian Ministry of Health.  The corrupt arrangement occurred at the same time that the Russian government was seeking to reduce the amount spent on costly foreign pharmaceutical products, such as Copaxone.  Between 2010 and at least 2012, pursuant to an agreement with a repackaging and distribution company owned by the Russian government official, Teva earned more than $200 million in profits on Copaxone sales to the Russian government.  Moreover, the Russian official earned approximately $65 million in corrupt profits through inflated profit margins granted to the official’s company.      
Teva also admitted to paying bribes to a senior government official within the Ukrainian Ministry of Health to influence the Ukrainian government’s approval of Teva drug registrations, which were necessary for the company to market and sell its products in the country.  Between 2001 and 2011, Teva engaged the official as the company’s “registration consultant,” paid him a monthly fee and provided him with travel and other things of value totaling approximately $200,000.  In exchange, the official used his official position and influence within the Ukrainian government to influence the registration in Ukraine of Teva pharmaceutical products, including Copaxone and insulins.
In addition, Teva admitted that it failed to implement an adequate system of internal accounting controls and failed to enforce the controls it had in place at its Mexican subsidiary, which allowed bribes to be paid by the subsidiary to doctors employed by the Mexican government.  Teva admitted that its Mexican subsidiary had been bribing these doctors to prescribe Copaxone since at least 2005.  Teva executives in Israel responsible for the development of the company’s anti-corruption compliance program in 2009 had been aware of the bribes paid to government doctors in Mexico.
 Nevertheless, Teva executives approved policies and procedures that they knew were not sufficient to meet the risks posed by Teva’s business and were not adequate to prevent or detect payments to foreign officials.  Teva also admitted that its executives put in place managers to oversee the compliance function who were unable or unwilling to enforce the anti-corruption policies that had been put in place.
Teva entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in connection with a criminal information, filed today in the Southern District of Florida, charging the company with one count of conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA and one count of failing to implement adequate internal controls.  Pursuant to its agreement with the department, Teva will pay a total criminal penalty of $283,177,348.  Teva also agreed to continue to cooperate with the department’s investigation, enhance its compliance program, implement rigorous internal controls and retain an independent corporate compliance monitor for a term of three years.
Teva Russia has signed a plea agreement in which it has agreed to plead guilty to a one-count criminal information, also filed today in the Southern District of Florida, charging the company with conspiring to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA.  The plea agreement is subject to court approval.  The case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams of the Southern District of Florida and Teva Russia's initial court appearance has been scheduled for January 12, 2017.
In related proceedings, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a cease and desist order against Teva, whereby the company agreed to pay approximately $236 million in disgorgement to the SEC, including prejudgment interest.  Thus, the combined total amount of U.S. criminal and regulatory penalties to be paid by Teva is nearly $520 million.
The Criminal Division’s Fraud Section reached this resolution based on a number of factors, including the fact that Teva did not timely voluntarily self-disclose the conduct, but did cooperate with the department’s investigation after the SEC served it with a subpoena.  Teva received a 20 percent discount off the low end of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines fine range because of its substantial cooperation and remediation.  The company, however, did not receive full cooperation credit because of issues that resulted in delays to the early stages of the Fraud Section’s investigation, including vastly overbroad assertions of attorney-client privilege and not producing documents on a timely basis in response to certain Fraud Section document requests.  Because many of the company’s compliance enhancements were more recent, and therefore have not been tested, the DPA imposes an independent compliance monitor for a term of three years. 
The FBI’s International Corruption Unit and Miami Field Office investigated the case.  Fraud Section Trial Attorneys Rohan A. Virginkar and John-Alex Romano prosecuted the case.  The Fraud Section appreciates the significant cooperation and assistance provided by the SEC in this matter.  The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs and the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (Procuradura General de la República or PGR) also provided assistance in this matter.
Someone should really have Bob call Ethics to see if there are any, ya know, congressional staff advisers giving him bad information which would manipulate his votes in Committee and on the House Floor.

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