Stop Medicaid Fraud By Arlington County Virginia: Wastefully Using Medicaid Financed Psychiatric Facility to Hold Innocent Normal Children

3 Sep
Ashlie Mae O'Brien and Her Loving Sister Samantha,

Ashlie Mae OBrien and Her Loving Sister Samantha,

A number of counties in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia are wasting millions in taxpayer dollars placing normal children in a psychiatric facility in the Hallmark Youthcare Inc. Richmond resulting in Federal/State Medicaid picking up the cost of their care, rather than the counties, themselves and for personal gain of the government officials involved in the illicit commitment of those children.  As much as 85 children are being abused and neglected, outside of the oversight of the children’s parents and family, and anyone who cares about these kids.   Sound illegal?  You bet it is.

Help Save these children, report this Medicaid Fraud now.

Also, contact the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, 1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 5, Richmond, VA  23230, 804-225-2042 (Voice/TTY), Fax:  804-662-7057, E-mail:  general.vopa@vopa.virginia.gov, Web Address:   http://www.vopa.state.va.us
And, file a complaint with the Virginia agency that licenses Hallmark Youthcare (licence #002):  James Stewart, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, P.O. Box 1797, Richmond, VA 23218-1797; (804) 786-3921, (804) 371-6638, jim.stewart@dbhds.virginia.gov

Hallmark Youthcare Richmond, based in Macon, Georgia, is located just outside of Richmond where one foster child, Ashlie Mae O’Brien was placed when Arlington DHS sought to keep her away from her loving Mormon family.   The organization is run by J. Thomas Mcafee, III, who is also chairing the development of a hymnal entitled Celebrating Grace Hymnal http://www.celebratinggrace.com (http://www.celebrating-grace.com) which released on March 7, 2010 at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  (http://www2.mercer.edu/News/Articles/2007/070213Hymnal.htm).   The facility is licensed by James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Hallmark Youthcare Where Ashlie Mae OBrien Is Being Held

Hallmark Youthcare Where Ashlie Mae OBrien, Who is a Normal Child, Was Illlegally Committed by Arlington Judge Varoutsos, without legal representation or notification to her Loving LDS Family

This appears highly irregular and a misuse of taxpayer dollars — with the facts strongly suggesting that Medicaid fraud is involved.   Is this being done for a kickback like what was happening in Pennsylvania?  Once again, CPS of local counties like Arlington DHS fails our children.

Arlington has admitted that it is not in the best interests of children to be committed to such facilities, so why does this practice continue?  Are the personal gains of those involved in the commitments so great that they would compromise these children’s futures?

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If you want to know more about Ashlie and Hallmark Youthcare, try contacting any of those listed below, maybe they will talk to you (and ask them to release Ashlie):

  • Jason McCandless (Lead Arlington County Attorney who helped to have Ashlie illicitly committed). 703 228-3045;Ashlie Mae OBrien571-329-4817; jmccandless@arlingtonva.us
  • Karen Grane (Court appointed GAL who helped to have Ashlie illicitly committed): 703-875-2083;  703 200 7378; kgrane@granelaw.com
  • Susanne Eisner, Director, Arlington Department of Human Services), 703-228-1300, seisner@arlingtonva.us
  • Arlington County Board, countyboard@arlingtonva.us
    • Arlington County Board Chairperson Mary Hughes Hynes, mhynes@arlingtonva.us, 703-228-3130
    • Arlington County Board Vice Chair, J. Walter Tejada, wtejada@arlingtonva.us
  • Congressman James Moran,  Email, (202) 225-4376
  • Governor Bob McDonnellRobert F. McDonnell@governor.virginia.gov, (804) 786-2211
  • Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelliken@cuccinelli.com (who prosecutes Medicaid Fraud and needs to shut down Hallmark Youthcare Richmond)
  • James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), allowing the abuse to continue at Hallmark Youthcare Richmond; jim.stewart@dbhds.virginia.gov (who licenses Hallmark Youthcare Richmond and needs to revoke their license) P.O. Box 1797, Richmond, VA 23218-1797; (804) 786-3921, (804) 371-6638, jim.stewart@dbhds.virginia.gov
  • Judge Varoutsos, Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, (who committed Ashlie in a secret hearing and denied her an attorney to represent her and failed to notify her family) (703) 228-4495
  • Michele Wood, Arlington County Court, (who helped in the illicit commitment of Ashlie) mawood@arlingtonva.us.
  • James Thomas McAfee, III, Hallmark Youthcare, Richmond, Inc., 6501 Peake Rd, Building 800, Macon, Ga 31210, Phone: (770) 933-5500, Fax: 804-620-3041 (who runs Hallmark Youthcare, has been informed of the illegal activity, but apparently has done nothing about it).  Mr.McAfee is a $70,000 per year “Advisor” to the James T Mcafee Jr And Carolyn T Mcafee Foundation
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