Skip to comments.SEIU Under Investigation: 'Dues Skim' took $35 million from Medicaid recipients
Posted on 09/27/2013 1:13:26 PM PDT by MichCapCon
The Detroit News reported that the State Bureau of Elections began a formal investigation of the Service Employees International Union regarding its financing of a ballot proposal last year.
Proposal 4, which would have locked into the state constitution the skimming of millions of dollars each year from the caretakers of disabled people, was defeated by 14 percentage points.
Chad Livengood in The News reported:
The complaint focuses on a group called Citizens for Affordable Quality Home Care and an East Lansing company called Home Care First Inc. Citizens for Affordable Quality Home Care sponsored the ballot proposal. In campaign finance reports, the group claimed almost all of its donations came from Home Care First. The Freedom Fund alleges Home Care First was set up in March 2012 to pour $9.3 million into the ballot campaign and initially hide the SEIUs involvement.
After months of putting money into a campaign committee, records show, Home Care First formed its own ballot committee a week before the Nov. 6 election and reported all of its money came from SEIU.
Michigan Capitol Confidential's Jack Spencer filed 70 stories documenting the dues skim from the beginning, including articles on the groups the SEIU set up to continue the money flow.
When the scheme finally ended, Spencer summarized what happened: "In an effort to increase dues paying members, the SEIU targeted the Medicaid checks of Michigan's home-based caregivers. A forced unionization, in 2005, was used to force the caregivers into the SEIU. Key elements of the scheme included a dummy employer, a stealth by-mail election, and avoiding any media attention."
This started with the help of officials employed in the administration of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and continued with the help of Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw. Over the lifetime of the scheme, the SEIU took nearly $35 million from people taking care of the sick and elderly in Michigan.
well, don’t forget, andy stern used to be the ring leader. it never ends with those people.
Nothing will ever come of it.
What are the potential criminal charges and did Jennifer the Mole Granholm insulate herself from this or will she lawyer up. Love to see her in the hot seat after she fubar'd Michigan...
It would be nice to have them cut checks to all those swindled. But, I doubt it will happen.
Unions aren’t happy with ObamaCare - maybe ‘noticing’ their corruption is a way to shut them up.
JUST SPREADIN’ THE WEALTH AROUND, DUDE....................
Wonder how many other rat run cities have these same organizations doing the same thru SEIU? Hmmmmm
What? the dems have a friend that’s criminal? What a surprise!
We have a winner!
Looks like wire fraud, money laundering, racketeering.
“What are the potential criminal charges and did Jennifer the Mole Granholm insulate herself from this or will she lawyer up.”
I was in local Michigan government during Granholm’s criminal reign, and we had that commie bitch nailed to rafters for various crimes against the citizens of Michigan. Mike Cox, AKA as the state attorney general, RINO, crook and traitor, refused to prosecute.
With plenty of help from Republicans Roger Kahn, his nephew and current senate majority leader Randy Richardville, and Jason Allen.
If you are surprised at this, then bears pooping in the woods would also be news to you. Obambi will write another Executive Order making this perfectly legal. Or Sebelius will post date a regulation. The corruption inside the liberal machine is complete.