From Ken Ditkowsky and Probate Sharks–a $1 billion indictment for fraud in government is a great big yawn

Subject: It is time for an Honest Investigation of Elder Cleansing
Date: Oct 8, 2016 4:07 PM
Mr. Larkin, when Cynthia Farenga wrote Ms. Black of your office to tell both of you that Attorney Denison and I were demanding an Honest investigation and Probate Sharks had picked up and was publishing our demand you immediately went after me to attempt to silence me.    Well, my friend, it did not work and as you no doubt know it backfired and every day I write to law enforcement and others to inform them that the elder cleansing scandal is continuing to grow a prosper at the expense of the public and the Constitution.   
Every day blogs pick up our call to arms and memorialize our call for an HONEST INVESTIGATION.    Let me assure you that the call is going to continue until there is an HONEST INVESTIGATION and an Honest prosecution for the predators (and their co-conspirators) who are preying on the elderly and the disabled.    Progress is slow and sometimes frustrating; however, the call is constant and persistent.    I trust you read that your co-conspirator Philip Esformes was indicted for stealing a Billion ($1,000,000,000.00) dollars from Medicare.    Your co-conspirator Seth Gilman is now co-operating with Law Enforcement.   Your co-conspirators at Omnicare were fined over a 150 million dollars and had to sell out.   Granted they made a profit, but when the USA files a RICO suit every dime will be recovered for the public!    
As one by one the miscreants are offering to co-operate with the Federal Investigation into the health care scandal I still harbor the hope that you have enough decency in you to also co-operate with the Federal Investigation and join in our call for an HONEST INVESTIGATION at all levels so that the elderly need not fear getting old in Illinois.    
Surprise the world and do the right thing!    I’ll save you having to dial up Probate Sharks, to wit:


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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Of course the Illinois Supreme Court was outraged that an Attorney would appropriately complain of Judicial corruption

One of the big worries that every citizen has is being a target of a Federal Investigation.   We are frightened because there are many laws enacted every year and some laws make it unlawful to not violated other laws.    Worse yet there are literally millions of regulations enacted by government agencies that regulate everything from the color of your clothes to the soft drink you can have a lunch.   More are on the way.     The laws are not uniformly enforced or applied and some people are immune from the Rule of Law.     JoAnne Denison as an attorney under lawyer rule 8.3 had an obligation to report to the legal authorities’ judicial corruption such as occurred in the Mary Sykes case and the Alice Gore case.   She did!     The Illinois attorney registration and disciplinary commission (IARDC) was so incensed by her reporting and publishing the Judicial corruption that they ran immediately to the Illinois Supreme Court and sought an interim suspension of her law license.    Of course the Illinois Supreme Court was outraged that an Attorney  Lanre Amu would appropriately complain of Judicial corruption and not only granted the suspension, but tacked on another 3 years to make certain that other lawyers do not report misconduct of judges or other judicial officials in Illinois.
In a similar fashion, Atty Lanre Amu reported the corruption of three judges to Illinois Judcial Inquiry Board, and they reported this to the ARDC and the ARDC quickly suspended him on an interim basis and then suspended him for 3 years and order of the court.  Does this mean they plan on cleaning house in 4 years?  Probably not.
Now we have the indictment of Philip Esformes for stealing a Billion ($1,000,000,000.00) dollars from Medicare.    The Esformes family is infamous for their nursing homes, sheltered care facilities and other elder facilities.     The  Alice Gore case as reported in Probate Sharks blog discloses the shame of Illinois as it relates to the Elderly and the disabled.      (Probate Sharks cannot be muzzled by Mr. Larkin of the IARDC) as Ken ***** is not an attorney).    An article in today’sWall Street Journal   if frightening in that it demonstrates just how deep the ‘fix’ can go, to wit:
It has always been assumed that when the full light of public disclosure is focused upon a subject there can be no ‘wiring’ of the judicial process and even the heavily clouted public servant will have to face the weight of the law.    Thus, Dan Rostenkowski even though the Leader in the House of Representatives had to go to jail for stealing $3000.00 in postage.      Apparently situation has changed and the fix can go right up to the door of the White House.
The enormity of the crime of Philip Esformes is measured in dollars.    One billion ($1,000,000,000) dollars from a heavily monitored federal program is an amazing feat!     Pick any other criminal and this feat is unmatched.    However, the billion ($1,000,000,000) dollars is a drop in the bucket as it does not include the money stolen at the very same time from the insurance carriers and the medicate victims themselves.     But, let us go a step further.     This crime was committed by Esformes using 30 nursing homes – the Esformes empire has many more of such facilities all over the United States.     Many are not listed as Esformes facilities and many more are parallel operations operated by people who are so much like Esformes they could be deemed clones.   Nonetheless, even the prestigious Ocean’s Eleven gang with George Clooney playing the lead only aimed for a palty $150 million.
And of course, at an operating business income of a billion or so, one could easily keep plenty of judges and plenty of litigation counsel at the ARDC heavily greased for comfort.  I suppose the indictment of the Esformes for a billion is a butter that spreads over many, many clouted loaves of bread.  Now the theft of $1 billion is apparently of such astounding ennui to Chicago mega media, it is rarely mentioned or followed, it being of marginal public interest.
The Presidential candidate who is the subject matter of the Wall Street Journal article referred to supra is small potatoes when compared with the alleged Esformes theft.    I suspect that the Illinois Governor who went to jail (Blago) and was tied to Anthony Rezko also had some tie=in with this Esformes scandal.   The ‘cover up ‘is well underway.    Will Esformes buy his way out of jail?    Who will he pay off?     How will it be done?     Tune in – we will know all too soon!         Look at the type of media coverage that this Billion ($1,000,000,000) dollar theft received and how delayed it was even in Chicago – the heart of the Esformes enterprises.      The bias (i.e. the lack of coverage) of the media suggests that maybe Philip Esformes ought to run for public office.    His feat of stealing a Billion ($1,000,000,000) dollars certainly indicates that he is a more accomplished bad guy that either of the two major party candidates for President.     


For the record – I’ve called upon Philip Esformes to recognize that the United States of America has him dead to rights.     There is a 99% probability that he will be convicted of the crimes charged and he will spend some time in jail.     As the problem is systemic and the ‘cover-up’ and fraud is nationwide, it seems to me that as this is the time of the year when every Jew looks inward and seeks redemption he ought to visit the Special Agent in charge of the investigation and honestly offer his sincere services in exposing the criminal activity that he was part of and save thousands of hours of law enforcement investigation.    He ought to do this out of gratitude to America for the Freedom and opportunity it provided our parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors.     He betrayed his heritage and as a human being ought to make redemption by giving the United States of America his full and honest co-operation in ridding America of the scourge of “elder cleansing!”      To err is human to forgive is devine.    
Of course I am not so naïve as to believe that Esformes will “do the right thing” when the precedent is before us in

Friday, October 7, 2016

A short history of allegations against Philip Esformes and his father, Morris

A short history of allegations against Philip Esformes and his father, Morris 

Feds allege $1 billion scheme involving Chicago nursing home operator

Chicago Tribune reporter David Jackson explains how wealthy nursing home operator Philip Esformes allegedly became the orchestrator of a $1 billion Medicaid and Medicare bribery and kickback scheme. Oct. 4, 2016.
Chicago Tribune reporter David Jackson explains how wealthy nursing home operator Philip Esformes allegedly became the orchestrator of a $1 billion Medicaid and Medicare bribery and kickback scheme. Oct. 4, 2016.
For years, wealth and controversy have followed Chicago-based nursing home operators Morris Esformes and his son Philip Esformes, who was arrested in July in what prosecutors have called one of the largest health care bribery and kickback schemes in U.S. history.
Their dozens of Illinois, Florida and Missouri nursing facilities have earned millions of  Medicaid and Medicare dollars annually despite repeated federal law enforcement probes and Chicago Tribune investigations alleging substandard care and incidents when disabled patients were assaulted by fellow residents.
A lawyer for Philip Esformes, Michael Pasano, told the Tribune that Esformes is innocent of the current charges and added that no wrongdoing was proved in the other, prior cases. “While Mr. Esformes and his father have been involved in prior litigation in connection with their nursing homes, those cases were resolved and no finding of misconduct was ever made,” Pasano said.
Among the allegations the Esformeses have faced:

1998: A Tribune investigation found that Morris Esformes had employed three people to scout shelters and hospitals for recruits to nursing facilities he and Philip Esformes controlled. Some of those homeless people caused violence in the homes and surrounding communities, the Tribune reported.
2006: Without admitting wrongdoing, Philip and Morris Esformes joined a group of businessmen who paid $15.4 million to settle a  U.S. Department of Justice Medicaid fraud civil lawsuit alleging they paid kickbacks to physicians in exchange for patient referrals to a Florida hospital they controlled.

Nursing home operator from Chicago jailed as feds allege $1 billion scheme

David Jackson and Gary Marx
For years, wealthy nursing home operator Philip Esformes seemed to live in perpetual motion, using private jets to travel between his Water Tower Place condominium and his mansions in Miami and Los Angeles.
Now federal authorities are applying extraordinary court pressure to keep Esformes locked…
For years, wealthy nursing home operator Philip Esformes seemed to live in perpetual motion, using private jets to travel between his Water Tower Place condominium and his mansions in Miami and Los Angeles.
Now federal authorities are applying extraordinary court pressure to keep Esformes locked…
(David Jackson and Gary Marx)

2009: The Tribune’s “Compromised Care” investigation found that violent felons had assaulted elderly and disabled residents in Esformes homes, including south suburban Burnham Healthcare. There, 63-year-old invalid Thomas Donovan died after beatings by fellow residents, the Tribune reported. No one was charged in Donovan’s death.
“Unfortunately, nothing has ever happened,” Donovan’s sister Diana O’Connell told the Tribune in a recent interview. “It’s sad. He didn’t have the best of life, but for that to happen was very difficult. I would have liked to have seen some justice.”
2010: The Tribune used confidential FBI reports and interviews to show the Esformeses had been at the center of what prosecutors called a “horrific” patient-brokering scheme in which nursing home residents were shuttled to and from a Northern Illinois psychiatric hospital for unnecessary treatments. The Esformeses denied wrongdoing and were not among the medical professionals charged in that case. About two years later, the Esformeses sold their Illinois facilities and focused on their Florida operations.
2013: Philip and Morris Esformes paid the U.S. government $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s court allegations that they took kickbacks to complete the sale of a nursing home pharmacy company. Again, the father and son did not admit wrongdoing.

Copyright © 2016, Chicago Tribune

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