From NASGA- Hawaiian Health Care Law could help Families and their Elderly loved ones big time

A Hawaiian law awaiting the governor’s signature could influence eldercare legislation for the rest of the United States after local leaders push for a bill that aims to aid family caregivers. If passed, the law would be the first of its kind in the U.S. to provide funds to family members who hold down jobs and act as caregivers — promising up to $70 a day in help from home aids.

With trained caregiver hourly rates teetering between roughly $10 and $12, this kind of assistance would give caregivers time to pick up overtime at work, take care of children, run errands, and provide care while they’re not around.

Families Who Need the Help Most Can’t Afford It

This funding is also important because many times families who need the most help cannot afford it. “In Hawaii, we’ve heard time and again that it’s not wealthy people that are…

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From the US Dept of Justice on Health Care Fraud


Health care fraud costs the United States tens of billions of dollars each year. Some estimates put the figure close to $100 billion a year.  It is a rising threat, with national health care expenditures estimated to exceed $3 trillion in 2014. Health care fraud schemes continue to grow in complexity and seriousness.  The dedicated efforts of law enforcement are a major component of the fight against health care fraud.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established a national Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC or the Program) under the joint direction of the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), designed to coordinate Federal, state and local law enforcement activities with respect to health care fraud and abuse.  In its seventeenth year of operation, the Program’s continued success confirms the soundness of a collaborative approach…

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From Dr. Sam Sugar–Massive Guardianship fraud uncovered in NM

Massive NM Indictments



JULY 19, 2017




Twenty-Eight Count Indictment Alleges that Co-Founders of Ayudando Guardians,

Inc., Embezzled Millions from Client Accounts to Support Lavish Lifestyles


U.S. Marshals Service Assumes Control of Ayudando Guardians, Inc.,

to Ensure Continuity of Services for Special Needs Clients  

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal law enforcement officials today announced the filing of conspiracy, fraud, theft and money laundering charges against Ayudando Alpha, Inc., d/b/a “Ayudando Guardians, Inc.” (Ayudando), and its co-founders, Susan Harris, 70, and Sharon Moore, 62, both residents of Albuquerque, N.M.  The charges, which are contained in a 28-count indictment, arise out of an alleged decade-long sophisticated scheme to embezzle funds from client trust accounts managed by Ayudando, a non-profit corporation that provides guardianship, conservatorship and financial management…

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From EF – Speaking out against corruption re: Madigan, Burke,etc. It’s time for a change

**I give my permission to post this email on anti-corruption sites. 
Dear All,
I continue to report rampant  judicial corruption of ALL levels of Illinois Court system which  Democratic Party  Speaker Michael Madigan (father of IL AG Lisa Madigan) and Alderman Edward Burke (husband of IL Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke) flooded with their  cronies, under patronage of Chicago Board of Elections, who are perfectly aware WHO are judicial candidates they place on IL benches; and their close relationship with Madigan and/or Burke families.
Madigan/Burke cronies (about 80% ++ of all sitting judges in Cook County,  Appeal and Supreme Court) usually obtain judicial seats through IL Supreme assignments  and later purportedly get  “elected” (which is a farce  to mislead not-so-well-connected  lawyers  about their chances to be  judges in our Court  to collect from them millions of…

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From LN–Finally, some good news from the court system–bonds to become affordable

In an amazing moment, our court system decided to follow the US and Illinois contitution.  Now bail bonds will be what the person will be able to afford.

Read on.

Cook County Chief Judge Announces New Order Limiting Use of Monetary Bond

Chicago Appleseed and our partner Chicago Council of Lawyers applaud today’s announcement by Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, that his office will direct judges to set monetary bonds only in amounts that people can pay. This move brings Cook County in line with a recent federal court decision in Harris County (Houston), Texas that found incarcerating people pretrial solely because they cannot afford to pay bond violates the both the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the United States Constitution.

Under General…

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From JP–Can laughing now get you arrested at the Capitol in Washington, DC

From Huffington Post–

WASHINGTON ― A D.C. judge has tossed out a jury’s conviction of a protester who laughed during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate confirmation hearing, finding on Friday that the government had improperly argued during the trial that her laughter was enough to merit a guilty verdict. The judge ordered a new trial in the case, setting a court date for Sept. 1.

Desiree Fairooz, 61, who was associated with the group Code Pink, had been convicted of disorderly and disruptive conduct and demonstrating inside the Capitol. Fairooz was taken into custody during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January after she laughed when Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) claimed Sessions had a “clear and well-documented” record of “treating all Americans equally under the law.” (The Senate rejected Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship in the 1980s over concerns about his views on race.)

But Chief Judge Robert E. Morin…

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From Ken Ditkowsky–jurisdiction is a serious matter and the Mary Sykes case was a Fraud on the Court that never should have happened and the ARDC covered up, and continues to cover up, a fixed case

And when Illinois licensed Lawyers spoke out about the lack of jurisdiction (no service upon Mary Sykes or her younger daughter or 2 elderly sisters), and made the information known widely and publicly on blogs and to the authorities (FBI and states attorneys) the ARDC went after Denison and Ditkowsky lock stock and barrel.  Ms. Denison was suspended 3 years for revealing the mass of corruption, and Mr. Ditkowsky 4 years.  The Illinois Supreme Court still refuses to remedy the situation, and may well have been a part of it, noting their public stance on the issues (numerous motions to Reconsider filed by Denison are responded to not with a full opinion, not with any Justices’ signature, but a simple “denied.”
From Ken Ditkowsky–
What is good for the goose is not necessary considered to be good for the gander.
The Federal and State Constitutions plus a bunch of statutes…

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From the Tribune–Cook County Judge indicted for mortgage fraud

A civic-minded judge whose inspiring rags-to-riches story helped her become the first Filipina elected to the Cook County bench was indicted Wednesday on mortgage fraud charges.

Judge Jessica A. O’Brien, who presided over a small-claims courtroom and had served in prominent roles on numerous bar association boards, allegedly lied and concealed relevant facts from lenders to obtain more than $1.4 million in mortgages on two South Side investment properties that she purchased and sold between 2004 and 2007.

O’Brien was then working as a special assistant attorney general for the Illinois Department of Revenue, where she also reportedly held the position of chief counsel to the Illinois Lottery. A spokesman for the Department of Revenue was not able to confirm that Wednesday afternoon. She resigned from the department after she was elected judge in 2012, the spokesman said.

O’Brien was reassigned to non-judicial duties Wednesday by 1st Municipal District…

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From NASGA – brave state worker releases info on “boarding homes” for the disabled and is met with wrongful discharge

You know this is going on in Illinois, but you also know the OPG would rather die (probably the OSG, but I have real complaints from the OPG and have seen the dumps where they force the elderly to live in horrible, horrible conditions, their entire social security check is taken from them and they are fed just 2 sandwiches per day.

What does the OPG care about these people?  They’re poor, they have no clout, no one cares and if the person under guardianship fusses, they’ll be taken to a hospital or locked down nursing home and drugged to death.  Just like Jay Brouckmeersch, false documents will be filed the person is a persistent vegetative state and food and water must be withdrawn–apparently the OPG and OSG get to do that–without a court order. Who knew?

So take a look at the below and thank this brave lady for…

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