69 year old woman raped at Illinois nursing home and no one is responsble?

From Ken Ditkowksy, this appears to be business as usual in Illinois nursing homes where a 21 year old felon and nursing home employee raped a 69 year old woman, and no one is responsible.  For sometime now, Ken has been telling everyone the way the nursing homes operate to perpetrate frauds and conspiracies that Medicare and Medicaid cannot trace is they slice up ownership of the nursing home businesses into a string of corporations.  In the US, unlike Europe, there is no space on the incorporation form or annual reports for the simple phrase “true owner of corporation”, ie, just who the heck is in charge or control of this operation?  Who is the major shareholder?  If the corporation bilks the elderly and kills them off, hires a felon to clean, but that felon instead rapes and beats an older woman, who will answer to those charges and take responsibility.

Urge Illinois and your US congress person to change corporate law and require that at least one person be named the “true owner” of the corporation. Who gets all the profits? Who manages the business?  Which head or heads are in control of the corpus or body of the corporation?

Read on:

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Date: Feb 16, 2016 6:53 PM

Omnicare Sues Nursing Home Owner Over Alleged $28M Debt

By Lance Duroni

Law360, Chicago (August 11, 2014, 1:46 PM ET) — Omnicare Inc. sued a prominent nursing home operator in Illinois court on Friday, alleging his facilities have failed to pay the company for more than $28 million of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies over the past decade.

Eric A. Rothner and dozens of nursing homes that he owns or controls have been “consistently delinquent” in paying Omnicare, violating a host of purchase contracts between the parties, the Des Plaines, Illinois-based pharmacy company alleges in a complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

According to the suit,…

Are we seeing a falling out?
Ken Ditkowsky

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Subject: Please read the following article – am I missing something?

Owners — but not in charge

October 01, 2009 | By David Jackson | Tribune reporter
Bryan Barrish and Michael Giannini take pride in their Elgin nursing home, Maplewood Care.
“We’ve owned that facility for 17 years and have 203 beds in that facility,” Barrish said, “and over that time we’ve had well over 1,250,000 patient-days.”
But when it comes to days like the one in January when a 21-year-old felon allegedly raped a 69-year-old woman, the complexity of Maplewood’s business model allows Barrish to assert: “I have nothing to do with day-to-day operations at Maplewood Care and neither does Mike.”
They are the owners who aren’t in charge.
State records show Barrish and Giannini have an ownership or consulting role in 13 Illinois nursing homes. Each facility is run by a separate corporation, whose ownership is divided among family, business associates and trusts, state records show. Each corporation has a board of directors whose names are not public.
Each facility hires its own administrator to run day-to-day operations. For nursing home services from bookkeeping to dietary consulting, the facilities hire SIR Management Inc., a firm created 18 years ago by Barrish, Giannini and longtime nursing home partner Eric Rothner.
Attorneys for the three have said in court documents that SIR “manages” the homes, and three of the homes last year paid SIR a combined $1 million in “management fees,” according to facility cost reports filed with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
But when the homes face lawsuits alleging negligence, Barrish said, SIR is “dismissed (from the suits) every time, because we are not management.”
An attorney for Barrish and Giannini cautioned the Tribune against mentioning SIR in an article about the alleged rape at Maplewood Care.
“Any reference to SIR would be disingenuous, unfair and defamatory,” Howard Hoffman said by e-mail. “SIR merely provides consulting services to many long-term care facilities and has no operational responsibilities as to any of them.”
After a reporter noted that SIR’s Web site said it “manages the operation” of nursing homes owned by Barrish and Giannini, SIR’s site was changed.
“Maybe we’ve used the term inappropriately,” Giannini told a reporter. “But the definition of the management was consultant. It wasn’t as defined by Webster’s dictionary.”
SIR also figured in a painful episode that threatened the future of the two men’s business.
In 2002, Giannini and Barrish paid a $2 million settlement to the U.S. Justice Department after pleading guilty to felony money-laundering charges. Authorities alleged that they joined a 1995 conspiracy to make false claims for incontinence supplies. Also pleading guilty was Salvatore Galioto, who was listed as an organized crime associate in a 1997 Chicago Crime Commission chart.
Barrish said the plea was “a business decision,” asking: “Do we fight it and risk 2,000 employees, 2,000 residents and partners and their future or do we make this agreement and be able to survive?”
Federal authorities could have excluded the partners from participating in federally funded health care programs for five years, court records show. But the lead prosecutor wrote a letter citing their cooperation in the case and urging that they not be barred. The two men reached agreements in which they gave up operational control over most of their nursing homes for five years, and ceded their positions directing SIR Management Inc.
Court records show Barrish and Giannini’s wives took their places on SIR’s board. The men entered into oral employment contracts with SIR that enabled them to “be employed so long as … each desired,” their attorney wrote in 2006 court papers.
The partners said those years-ago events have no bearing on facilities they now partly own.
“This was an isolated incident,” Giannini said. “We were asleep at the wheel.”

NB.These are Eric Rothner’s partners!    Rothner is having trouble with the Arizona authorities!    Apparently he was feeder for Passages (Gillman).   So were others of the Orthodox Jewish cabal that is so ‘big’ in the nursing home business.   

Chicago Tribune

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