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Michael Schiavo lawyer gave to judge's campaign.
World Net Daily ^ | 25 March 2005

Posted on 03/28/2005 9:06:49 AM PST by Doctor13

The judge who tried the Terri Schiavo case and most recently rejected Gov. Jeb Bush's request to intervene, received a campaign contribution from the lawyer pressing for the brain-injured woman's death, raising questions of a conflict of interest.

According to Florida's Department of State, County Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer received a contribution of $250 for his 2004 re-election campaign from Felos & Felos, the law firm of George Felos.

Felos, known as a "right-to-die" advocate, represents Terri Schiavo's estranged husband, Michael Schiavo, who won a court order from Greer to have the woman's life-sustaining feeding tube removed one week ago.

The contribution's apparent conflict of interest was raised by an Internet site investigating the Schiavo case, the Empire Journal, and by Rev. D. James Kennedy's group Center for Reclaiming America.

The contribution from Felos came May 7, 2004, one day after Pinellas County Circuit Court Judge Douglas Baird ruled "Terri's Law" unconstitutional. The Florida Legislature's measure was designed to enable Gov. Bush to intervene in the previous instance in which Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed.

The contribution from Felos was the only one made that day, indicating it was not part of a fund-raising effort.

The Empire Journal also reported contributions to Greer were made by three other lawyers who represented Michael Schiavo at various stages in the case.

Deborah Bushnell, Gwyneth Stanley and Stephen G. Nilsson each contributed at least $250 to Greer's re-election campaign, as did court-appointed attorneys representing the husband's interest, Pacarek & Herman and Richard Pearse.

WND attempted to reach the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, the independent body that investigates complaints against state judges, but there was no response.

Felos' office in Dunedin, Fla., also could not be reached.

The Empire Journal notes that in Florida, a judge is not required to recuse himself if he receives a contribution from an attorney in a case over which he presides.

Nevertheless, a contribution can establish the appearance of impropriety, and the state's code of judicial conduct requires a judge to remove himself in such a case.

Ronald D. Rotunda, professor of law at George Mason University, told the Empire Journal he sees such contributions as problematic.

He cites a 2002 poll of the American Bar Association concluding 84 percent of all Americans are concerned that the impartiality of judges is compromised by their need to raise campaign contributions.

Rotunda said judicial campaign contributions constitute or appear to constitute a tacit quid pro quo in which the judge favors or tilts towards the contributor-litigant.

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KEYWORDS: cnim; donors; felos; judgegreer; schiavo; terri
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1 posted on 03/28/2005 9:06:50 AM PST by Doctor13
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To: Doctor13
Judge Greer, George Felos, Michael Schiavo... may the fleas of a thousand bubonic plague carrying rats, infest your pubic regions forever or until you rot in hell!
2 posted on 03/28/2005 9:08:24 AM PST by B-Cause ("Justice used to be blind. Now it is dead.")
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To: Doctor13
"tip of the iceberg" - Want the rest?

Here’s where most of the Terri Schiavo Insurance money went:

These funds, the result of a malpractice suit, were meant solely to provide for Terri Schiavo’s care and rehabilitation.
Atty. Gwyneth Stanley - $10,668.05
Atty. Deborah Bushnell - $65,607.00
Atty. Steve Nilson - $7,404.95
Atty. Pacarek - $1,500.00
Atty. Richard Pearse (GAL) - $4,511.95
Atty. George Felos - $397,249.99
1st Union/South Trust Bank – $55,459.85
Michael Schiavo - $10,929.95
Total: $545,852.34

Virtually as soon as Michael Schiavo received the monies from the medical malpractice claim involving his wife, Terri Schindler-Schiavo,
he withheld all therapy and rehabilitation services from her.

Terri Schiavo had sustained a serious brain injury as the result of a suspicious incident in their home in 1990 and in 1992,
her husband had filed claims against several of her former doctors, claiming her “collapse” was caused by a misdiagnosis.
He received over $1.5 million in 1993 including $750,000 which had been specifically earmarked by the trial jury for Terri’s rehabilitation based on a life expectancy of 50 years.
Mary and Bob Schindler Sr., her parents, consulted a St. Petersburg attorney about removing Michael Schiavo as their daughter’s guardian and discussed the case at length with him.
Unfortunately, the Schindlers did not have the amount of money the attorney demanded as a retainer to take the case.
That attorney became the judge in the case-----a totally prohibited conflict of interest.
Thereafter, the attorney-judge approved the hiring of George Felos as the attorney for Schiavo to be paid from the trust fund and the stage was set for her judicial homicide.
The judge wasn’t George W. Greer.
It was Mark I. Shames.

The money was then diverted to the Judicide G reer.






Lawyers For
Michael Schiavo

Hamden Baskin III   

Felos & Felos           

Deborah Bushnell    

Gyneth S. Stanley   

Steven Nilsson        

Beth Wilson             


$500  & $500
$150 and $250
$250 and $250
$250 and $100

Michael Schiavo’s Lawyer[s]

denies many or all of Schindler’s in favor of Felos
Greer Allows hearsay as evidence/disallows Schindler’s statements

Felos former chairman of board
of directors of Hospice of Florida Suncoast



Daniel Grieco                



Employer of Michael Schiavo at time of Feb. 25, 1990 then attorneyOf record for Michael up until the malpractice award,

Incident when injuries occurred to Terri,Reappeared as attorney for selected pleadings


Frank Nagatani

$50 and $50


DCF Attorney

testimony for DCF Investigator to appear on behalf of abuse allegations


Bernie McCabe


State Attorney

Allowed underling to appear in campaign ad for Greer
Will not call Grand Jury


Everett Rice

$500 & In-Kind

Sheriff/State Rep

Didn’t conduct criminal investigation into what really happened to Terri or allegations of abuse after initial incident
Allowed Deputy & use of county property to appear in campaign ad for Greer


John Carassas



Deputy Attorney General

Florida Deputy Attorney General, involvement with
Rice in Sept. 2003 motion for Greer recusal dueTo improper discussion of case


James Hellickson        


$150 & In Kind

Assistant state attorney in office of Bernie McCabe, Pinellas/Pasco State Attorney

Appeared in Greer Campaign Ad



Paula Shea

In Kind

Assistant Pinellas Public Defender

Appeared in Greer Campaign Ad 





Officer in Guardianship monitoring program and

Guardian ad litem pool

Was supposed to:
“evaluate information about the well-being and property of all persons adjudicated of having a legal incapacity so that the court can fulfill its legal obligation to protect and preserve the interests of the ward,”

Misc. People w connections

Richard La Belle           



Member of Board of Directors of
Advocacy Center
for Persons with Disabilities

Supposedly ACPD
doing investigation into Schiavo case


Battaglia, Ross, Disus and Wein     



Principal Kelli Crabb is past chairperson of Hospice Foundation of Florida Suncoast and member of Board of directors



Gus Bilirakis       


$40 cash

Former Hospice Board member and of American Hellonic Education Progressive Assoc. (AHEPA)

Felos past Governor


Divito and Higham           


$250 and $250

Law firm employed by St. Petersburg/Venice

Terri’s Dioceses





More? Click here

The Rule of Terri's Case Strikes Again. -2004- Judge Greer's crimes

Law conveniently changed by Hospice where Terri is dying

MICHAEL SCHIAVO's private Insurance company
Notice how 'insurance' is conveniently misspelled

MICHAEL SCHIAVO'S lies and contradictory testimony in easy to read format


Judgenfuhrer Greer: "We black-robed Mullahs are fully aware that our Fatwahs
ordering death by starvation for the handicapped
are IDENTICAL to the penalty used by the Nazis for innocent people trying to escape Auschwitz crematoria.
We shall now add 'First Night' and rape to our options. "


More info on the tangled web the Florida Judiciary has woven here


Adolf Eichmann
Nazi bureaucrat
Author of the Final Solution
Pinellas County District
Judgenfuhrer George Greer
American bureaucrat
"Author" of 'THERESA MARIE SCHINDLER SCHIAVO, incapacitated ex rel, Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, her parents and next friends, versus MICHAEL SCHIAVO, as guardian of the person of Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, incapacitated, JUDGE GEORGE W. GREER, THE HOSPICE OF THE FLORIDA SUNCOAST, INC. leading to slow death by dehydration and starvation of a human being, in the Greer-Way
Their Common Legacy:
Torture, Starvation and

3 posted on 03/28/2005 9:08:53 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Doctor13

Probably most every other lawyer in the area did too, including some of her parents lawyers.

4 posted on 03/28/2005 9:11:36 AM PST by lolhelp
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To: lolhelp
"Probably most every other lawyer in the area did too, including some of her parents lawyers."

It's not about judicial kickbacks, it's about Judicial-Fatwah FORCED Murder by Extreme Torture.

It's about the fact that DEATH BY STARVATION was used by the Nazis for anyone daring to escape the Crematoria.

5 posted on 03/28/2005 9:14:33 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: lolhelp

6 posted on 03/28/2005 9:15:42 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

What is all that ?

7 posted on 03/28/2005 9:18:18 AM PST by DollarCoins
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To: lolhelp

show me the proof and I'll consider it. Until then, Greer refusing to (1) recuse himself or (2) notify the Schindlers' counsel that he had accepted money from their opponents, so they could file a motion to replace him, is unethical and inappropriate.

8 posted on 03/28/2005 9:18:19 AM PST by Kryptonite
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To: Doctor13
George Felos is a total New Age nut case, as his own book describes --Check here for excerpts of his book: Excerpts from Litigation as Spiritual Practice by George Felos (Blue Dolphin Publishing, 2002)

If he had Christian-based pro-life beliefs and had written a book about it, that would have been all over the mainstream media and he would have been labeled as a radical biased pro-life Christian. Yet somehow no one really cares when someone is biased by their New Age beliefs and writes a book about how they get a charge of power from euthenizing others.

9 posted on 03/28/2005 9:19:30 AM PST by Sally II
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To: Diogenesis

But... can't you see the blissful euphoria in the faces of the Nazi death camp victims? They were lawfully being starved to death, and therefore it was perfectly permissible!

This may indeed be the beginning of the end of this nation. Too many people are willing to accept an innocent woman being starved/dehydrated to death because the 'law' might (and I stress might) have been followed.

10 posted on 03/28/2005 9:20:04 AM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Our legal system is in a PVS. Time to remove it from the public feeding trough.)
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To: Doctor13
Even though I am not a lawyer with in my line of work requires me to be in court many times.

There have been many instances that I have seen when a judge has made full disclosure if he has in any way had contact or done business with an expert witness etc.
at that time either party can request the judge recuse himself from the case.

In Illinois we have the ARDC (Attorney Review and Discipline Commission) I am sure Florida has the same. Maybe a Lawyer from Florida can pursue this type of avenue in Florida against the judge.
11 posted on 03/28/2005 9:20:46 AM PST by 54skylark
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To: Doctor13

How would the MSM be covering this story if Terri was a Black Woman?

12 posted on 03/28/2005 9:27:48 AM PST by sierrahome (What's the Cuban national anthem? "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
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To: Doctor13
What a shock, most trial lawyers give to the campaigns of every elected judge they might try a case before, whether they like them or not.


13 posted on 03/28/2005 9:32:36 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: Doctor13

BINGO! FOLLOW THE MONEY! That's what it's ALWAYS about isn't it?

14 posted on 03/28/2005 9:33:33 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If there's anything worse than a "RINO", it HAS to be a "PLINO" [Pro-Life In Name Only])
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To: Diogenesis

Doctor Mengele conducted similar experiments on concentration camp prisoners. He is having a Hell of a time in Hell right now.

15 posted on 03/28/2005 9:35:41 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Doctor13

Does anyone know if Teri has a life insurance policy that Michael is the beneficiary of? I'm talking over and above the money that was won in the lawsuit. I'm talking about the kind of policy husbands and wives usually get for one another?

16 posted on 03/28/2005 9:36:38 AM PST by MissEdie
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To: B-Cause; Doctor13
Did you know that George Soros and Bill Clinton are involved in these right to die causes? NO SURPRISES! George Soros´s Open Society Institute (OSI).

GS has his own.... Third Way to Assisted Suicide?

How a handful of progressive foundations and quasi-government agencies set out to provide equitable distribution of health care, and in the process, created a duty to die and a culture of death -- and how they hope to secure their legacy . . .

Featuring the collaboration of: the Hastings Center, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), George Soros's Project on Death in America (PDIA), Institute of Medicine (IOM), AARP, Choice in Dying, and a number of prestigious universities, to name only a few.
Very Important Intro

:: UPRA :: Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum

One such foundation is George Soros´s Open Society Institute (OSI). The OSI, through its Project on Death in America, gives millions of dollars for enhancing end-of-life care and none of the Project´s money is used for assisted suicide purposes. But the OSI provides grants for assisted suicide advocacy through OSI´s President´s Fund in its U.S. Programs office.>OSI´s stance also illustrates another aspect of support for the ´right to die,´ namely, that funders generally see a great distinction between euthanasia and assisted suicide. As Gara LaMarche, director of U.S. programs for OSI, puts it, ´We never use the word ´euthanasia´ around here.´
Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation Network

17 posted on 03/28/2005 9:43:38 AM PST by CHARLITE (Women are powerful; freedom is beautiful.........and STUPID IS FOREVER!)
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To: Mi-kha-el; Doctor13
Check this website, listing "Ten Myths About Terri Schaivo."

Each one of these myths is refuted by FACTS on this website. Yet none of this is being reported by the media! (Scroll down to the refutation of Myth #1 on the website)

Myth 10) Terri M. Schindler-Schiavo is PVS (Persistent vegetative state)

Myth 9) Terri does not need rehab

Myths 8 and 7) Removal of food was both legal and court-ordered.

Myth 6) State Attorney, Bernie McCabe (Pinellas-Pasco, 6th Circuit State ATTY) does not have the authority [to investigate...]

Myth 5) The Adult Protective Services can't do anything because the "matter is in court

Myth 4) Florida Governor, Jeb Bush does not have the authority to act in this matter: It is left up to the Courts

Myth 3) The Florida Legislature can only pass laws, so they've done all they can do for Terri Schiavo

Myth 2) The local police can't do anything: It is "still in court"

Myth 1) The news media is really trying to expose the truth

18 posted on 03/28/2005 9:59:42 AM PST by CHARLITE (Women are powerful; freedom is beautiful.........and STUPID IS FOREVER!)
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To: Doctor13

I listened to his pathetic press conference yesterday, where he actually said that Terri was more peaceful looking that he had ever seen and was in no pain. I would like this lying weasel to do a fast for just 25 hours, as in a Tisha b' Av fast, where you not only fast from food, but water as well. I have done this, and I can tell you that the roof of your mouth gets so dry that your tongue sticks to it. It is not painless as he depicted...

19 posted on 03/28/2005 10:01:34 AM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
BINGO! FOLLOW THE MONEY! That's what it's ALWAYS about isn't it?

There has been alot of scrutiny of the malpractice trust fund, Michael Schiavo's finances and the Felos donation to Greer. Nobody has even mentioned the Schindlers and their Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, Inc. Given their massive amount of support, one must assume that they also enjoy some massive fund raising. Some questions do arise.

Florida Non Profit

At the above link you will find the Foundation's non profit status in the State of Florida. The Schindlers, all four of them (sister's name is Carr now) and only the Schindlers control the money. Donations to non-profits are tax deductible according to the IRS.

Donation Page for Terri

At the above link they state that donations are NOT tax deductible. They claim that they are not a tax exempt organization. Why? The IRS explains why a tax exempt status would change. The Internal Revenue Code allows for tax exempt status for many types of organizations which operate for various nonprofit purposes. Generally, no part of the net earnings of such organizations may inure to the benefit of any private individual or shareholders or the organization.

Seems that the shareholders may be enuring some unallowable benefits. Of course, if your NOT a non-profit or tax exempt organization, nobody can look at your books. So what's up here?

They are right about one thing, the IRS hasn't got them on the non profit list. But the other name, Life Legal Defense Foundation, IS a non profit out of Napa, California. So why are donations not tax deductible? Usually one registered IRS non profit entity would "umbrella" the other. Somebody is making big money at the Schindler site it appears. IRS Charity Search

20 posted on 03/28/2005 10:02:07 AM PST by RGSpincich
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