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16 Sep
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GAL Grane and Arlington’s McCandless Get Even with Medicaid Whistleblower

24 Aug
GAL Karen Grane Wages War On Ashlie Mae O'Brien's Family

GAL Karen Grane Wages War On Ashlie’s Family

Arlington’s war on Ashlie’s family continues.  This past week, based solely on proffers of GAL Karen Grane, with the support of Arlington County Attorney Jason McCandless and Arlington Commonwealth Attorney Theo Stamos, misdemeanor charges were brought against Ashlie’s Grandmother for, in effect, allegedly caring about her 14 year old grandchild who continues to be locked up somewhere and barred from having contact with her family at the urging of Suzanne Eisner’s Arlington DHS.   Ashlie’s grandmother allegedly, violated a baseless “no contact order.”    Actual contact between Ashlie and her grandmother was NOT alleged.   See, Arlington Circuit Court Case, Commonwealth v Heffernan, Case No. CR13001445-00.

Based on a tenuous motion filed by GAL Karen Grane, that was not supported by any affidavit and only contained hearsay and proffers of GAL Grane (in violation of the newly adopted Rules of Evidence),  the presiding judge, Hon. Daniel S. Fiore II still allowed a criminal charge proceeding to go forward for alleged minor “indirect” violations of that baseless “no contact order” — again, based solely on hearsay and proffers of GAL Karen Grane, as well as Jason McCandless in the court.

Notably, through Ashlie’s Grandmother’s research and efforts, Karen Grane and Jason McCandless have been alleged to have conspired to use fraudulently justified Medicaid funds to place Ashlie in institutions to prevent her from having any contact with the outside world.

Ashlie After Brutal Beating

Ashlie After Brutal Beating

The illegal incarceration of Ashlie in institutions at Medicaid expense occurred after Ashlie was viciously attacked by Arlington County Sheriffs Deputies when she tried to testify that she did not want to be adopted out and instead she wanted to return to her family.  That illegal and unjustified incarceration took place  after Judge Varoutsos denied Ashlie an attorney to represent her and failed to notify her family prior to commitment.  Other abuses that Ashlie has endured are described in a Petition for Habeas Corpus. that is currently pending in an appeal of the Petition for Habeas Corpus before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Jason McCandless Supporting  Theo Stamos Election

Jason McCandless Supporting Theo Stamos Election

Chesterifled County

Map of Chesterfield County and the Many Roads that Go Through It

In addition to bringing these trumped up charges, GAL Grane and Jason McCandless, with the active support of Commonwealth Attorney Theo Stamos, requested that Judge Fiore impose an additional condition on a bond (beyond those contained in the “no contact order”) barring Ashlie’s Grandmother from being anywhere in Chesterfield County.    The draconian ban on her being (or even passing through) Chesterfield was based on the proffers of GAL Karen Grane that Ashlie is now located in a group home somewhere in Chesterfield County.   Chesterfield County is 437 square miles, has Interstates 95 and 295 running through it, as well as major state highways/roads 76, 288, 360, 631, 647, 699, and 754.   Without looking at a map to see the illogic of what GAL Grane, McCandless and Stamos were advocating, the Judge refused to reconsider and narrow the scope of their proposed county wide banwith the exception of allowing the Grandmother to drive on Interstate 95.    That left other interstate and major state roads, and where Ashlie’s Grandmother was living, in the 437 square mile forbidden zone.

Ashley Mae O'Brien

Ashlie Mae O’Brien

Ashlie’s Grandmother’s home was located in the upper left hand corner of the 437 square mile Chesterfield County — within a mile of the Richmond border.  The outrageous county-wide prohibition required that Ashlie’s Grandmother would have to move out of her home in the area (whose rent was prepaid).    The Judge gave her less than 48 hours to gather her belongings and leave her home.     An emergency petition is pending before the Supreme Court of Virginia seeking to bar the enforcement of this ban, which violates her constitutional rights.

Arlington County’s child protection agency, DHS, has become a narcissistic house of horror and injustice for families and children.  They teach children that the system is not there to help you, but instead to take you away from your family, and then go after your family.

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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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