Skip to comments.Michael Schiavo's Alleged History of Deceit, Accusation and Abuse
Posted on 07/25/2007 4:10:07 PM PDT by wagglebee
CLEARWATER, FL, July 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A North Country Gazette exclusive alleges, with evidence, that Michael Schiavo, who ordered the starvation of his wife Terry Schiavo in 2005, has a history of hostility towards co-workers, stalking women, vindictiveness and general unprofessional behavior.
Last year, the Gazetter reports, Schiavo was involved in a complex tangle of accusations against co-workers at the Pinellas County Jail. The first alleged incident occurred on July 31, when co-worker Diane Cross illegally gave prescription medication, a muscle relaxant called Robaxin, to nursing supervisor David Richardson in order to alleviate his extreme back pain.
Schiavo did not report the incident on the day it supposedly occurred, but he did retaliate in September and made accusations against Cross after she and other co-workers reported that he was not pulling his weight at the job.
At a meeting during which the issue of his work ethic was brought up, Cross reports that he turned to her and stated out of the blue, "you know what, let me tell you something, you never sent me a sympathy card when Terri died. You never even congratulated me when I got married again." At the same time, Schiavo accused her of not agreeing with him on the issue of his wife although she says she had kept that opinion entirely to herself in a professional manner. Their relationship, which Cross kept professional yet friendly, ceased after this meeting.
Following Schiavo's accusation against his coworkers, criminal and administrative investigations were made. As a consequence, Cross was fired and nearly arrested while Schiavo received a minor penalty for failing to report the incident promptly. The case grew more complicated, however, when a nurse complained that Schiavo himself had committed the same offense of illegally administering prescription drugs on duty, an accusation that he strongly denied. The claim could not be verified, however, for the sole witness died some months afterwards.
Hostility between Schiavo and his co-workers has continued ever since the beginning of his employment at the County Jail in 2004, the Gazette reports. Co-workers have filed complaints about his abusive behavior, short temper and lack of professionalism. One memo in his file states, "Nurse Schiavo delegated an excessive amount of work to the Bravo assist and that he in fact did very little with regards to patient care...At times Nurse Schiavo raised his voice and had to be instructed to lower it and remain calm and professional."
Schiavo is also known to have stalked other women, the Gazette reports. Cindy Shook Brasher had to be subpoenaed before coming forward and fearfully testifying against him. She stated, "He's very jealous. He stalked me when he would get mad at me he would tell me, I would rather be laying in bed in the nursing home with her than you. I mean he can be the most incredibly mean person".
In 2006 registered nurse Carla Sauer Iyer, who worked with Terry Schiavo before her death, had her nursing papers revoked by the Department of Health (DOH) for giving public testimony on CNN about Terry's condition. At the same time, the DOH dropped charges against Michael who had falsified his guardianship papers. According to the Gazette, Michael also lied to investigators saying that he had been a licensed registered nurse since 1997. In reality, he failed the first exam and was not licensed until 2000.
Michael's history of cruelty and lack of integrity is most evident, however, in the treatment of his wife and her parents. Not only did he fight relentlessly for her execution despite the pleas of her family, he denied Terry's parents permission to comfort their daughter at the very moment of her death.
Read North Country Gazette exclusive:
Read previous LifeSiteNews coverage:
Terri Schiavo Torture and Execution Completed - It is Finished
Michael Schiavo Could Face Criminal Charges
Terri Schiavo's Husband Re-Married in Catholic Church
Ten Year Old Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo Apologizes
Schiavo Autopsy Released: Died of Severe Dehydration
Vatican Issues Third Intervention Against Forced Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo
Pick your spouse and/or guardian carefully....
The very phrase sends shivers up my spine. Can you imagine anything more terrifying that to be "cared" for by Nurse Michael Schiavo?
non of this surprises me in the least!
“In 2006 registered nurse Carla Sauer Iyer, who worked with Terry Schiavo before her death, had her nursing papers revoked by the Department of Health (DOH) for giving public testimony on CNN about Terry’s condition.”
And some people ask why more nurses didn’t come forward. A few did come forward, and one of them did an interview on Hannity’s radio show, and said she was fired from her temp. job with the hospice for speaking up for Terri.
Listen to Cindy and Trudy and the nurses: Michael is a bully who can be incredibly mean. No, there is no surprise about his job troubles and personal fights. He has always been a ne'er-do-well who couldn't hold a job. Arguably, that is what lead to his fatal fight with Terri in 1990 -- she was earning more than he was and spent her own money to get her hair dyed. How insufferable to his oversized male ego! He had been helping himself to her earnings. It's a cinch he was fuming about her spending "his" money while he had to stay out late working at his restaurant job! He must have been in a rage when he came home. Terri went from asleep to a crushed heap on the hallway floor, just barely still alive, and never again to have a normal life. After a while, he killed her.
Michael won't change his ways. I keep wondering how long before Jodi has her fill. I keep wondering if she will get out before he gets violent again. I keep wondering how any woman could be stupid enough to marry a wife-killer.
Michael Schiavo is just like OJ. He might have won in court/ in killing Terry, but he still has to face the Creator of the Universe on His Glorious Throne. And meanwhile, while he’s down here, the Truth will come out about him.
The Lord is not going to let HIS daughter die without justice being done.
I want to know more about ‘falsifying his guardianship papers’.
His cruelty first became clear to me when he bragged to Larry King about how much he enjoyed killing his own parents.
My memory was that he seldom filled them out to begin with.
Greer’s court didn’t require of him the yearly accounting either.
Michael had quickly commanded guardianship in June, 1990, with the assistance of attorney Daniel Grieco, his employer. Grieco had notarized the guardianship application which Schiavo had signed under oath, under penalties of perjury, saying that he had earned a degree from Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania when he hadn't. His guardianship application contained other false statements sworn to under oath too, such as employment data which as presented, states he was employed in Florida three years longer than he even lived in the state.
I haven't checked into this one yet myself, and will get back to you if I know something or find out more.
Grieco’s role in this is almost certainly larger than has ever been admitted. I think he knows what really happened to Terri. Otherwise his astonishingly early appearance in the case and his legal actions in the very first few days make no sense. Clearly he was knowledgeable about the matter and moved swiftly to protect Michael.
10,000 reply thread BTTT!
I’d have to agree with that. Grieco and Michael Schiavo deceived the Schindlers in the very beginning.
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