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Congratulations Kenneth Cuccinnelli on Your Republican Nomination for Governor

18 May
Courthouse in Clarendon Arlington County, Virg...

Courthouse in Arlington County, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please make it a first priority to stop the waste and abuse of  millions in taxpayer dollars in Virginia, where DHS agencies are placing normal children in psychiatric facilities such as Hallmark Youthcare Inc. Richmond at Medicaid expense.

Hallmark Youthcare Richmond, based in Macon, Georgia, is located just outside of Richmond where one perfectly normal foster child, Ashlie Mae O’Brien was placed when Arlington DHS sought to keep her away from her loving family, and the Arlington DHS and GAL are keeping her from even having telephone conversations with any member of her family.

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 Family

This appears highly irregular and a misuse of taxpayer dollars — with the facts strongly suggesting that Medicaid fraud is involved.

Arlington has admitted that it is not in the best interests of children to be committed to such facilities, but the local courts don’t seem interested in stopping it, since the local county does not pick up the tab.  Are the personal gains of those involved in the commitments so great that they would compromise these children’s futures?

We can do better.  Protect our children and protect our taxpayers from this waste and abuse.   This matter has been brought to your attention several months ago, but we still see no action.  It is time to act.   Our kids can’t wait.

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Attorney General Cuccinelli: Its Time to Call Out the Medicaid Fraud and Waste By Arlington County Virginia

7 May
Courthouse in Clarendon Arlington County, Virg...

Courthouse in Clarendon Arlington County, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A number of counties in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia are still 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?

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  family.

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, but the local courts don’t stop it.  Are the personal gains of those involved in the commitments so great that they would compromise these children’s futures?

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Looking for Openness in Government From Arlington County Police: Forget It

7 Feb

A recent WAMU and Arlington Connection story highlights that Arlington County Police are flaunting the Freedom of Information Act, and refusing to give out copies of police reports.  Instead, they are charging exhobitant fees to requestors for their “summaries” of the documents.

The Arlington Board should direct the police to comply with the law, and provide the information that they are supposed to at nominal cost.

Read More: Public Information Comes At A Price In Arlington | WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio

Arlington County Flunks Transparency Test

15 Jan

Arlington Taxpayers Association reports that:

In a survey of the Internet websites of Virginia’s 134 counties and independent cites by the Virginia Coalition for Open Government (VCOG), Arlington County ranked #21, earning 44 out of a possible 50 points, and received a score of B+. The city of Fairfax score 50 points, and earned the solitary A+ of all 134 jurisdiction

Not surprising given all of the wasteful spending by Arlington Department of Human Services.

Read More: World-Class Community Flunks Budget Transparency Test