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Obama(S)care: Con Artists and Criminals in Charge
Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 02/19/2014 4:24:03 AM PST by Kaslin

Question: If Obamacare officials cannot prevent accused embezzlers from infiltrating their offices, how can they protect enrollees from grifters, con artists and thieves in the federal health insurance exchange system?

Here in my home state, a director of Connect for Health Colorado -- the state-sponsored Obamacare health insurance exchange -- was just put on administrative leave. No, Christa Ann McClure did not go on leave over the chronic problems plaguing the cursed Connect for Health website. She's on leave because she has been indicted for filching funds from her last employer in Montana.

No, the guardians of Obamacare didn't smoke her out on their own. McClure 'fessed up only after the local Billings (Mont.) Gazette newspaper reported on the charges against her. She was indicted by a grand jury on Jan. 16. But her current state government employers did not find out until last week, when McClure finally informed them because the press had published the indictment.

The Keystone Kops of the Colorado health exchange tell us they conducted "thorough" background checks of McClure. They say they "fully vetted" and investigated her references when they hired her last March for her six-figure job helming the state Obamacare office of "partner engagement." Colorado officials say she was "well-qualified" for the Obamacare job, which involves being a "liaison" with other government agencies.

But mum's the word on who recommended her, which references they talked to and who in Colorado Democratic circles might have known about her history in Montana.

The 12-page federal indictment is a blood-boiling document outlining government waste, fraud and abuse in the federal affordable housing racket. The feds say McClure siphoned untold amounts of money from the nonprofit group Housing Montana, which received a half-million-dollar federal grant to build homes for poor people.

McClure allegedly was paying herself "significant sums" for bogus "consulting services" while also taking a full-time salary as executive director of the nonprofit. She is accused of raiding the organization's funds for family expenses, personal travel and a laptop and lying to the IRS to obtain false reimbursements. She further defrauded the government by inflating her unused sick and annual leave hours. The feds say she also bilked Montana homeowners who participated in the federal affordable housing program by charging them for a fake $750 warranty and a $1,000 fee for "leasing tools."

Here's another disturbing fact: In a classic dance of the lemons, McClure had bounced around successfully from government-funded job to job until now. The Montana state auditor's office disclosed last week that McClure had managed three grants worth more than $2 million to implement Obamacare in that state. McClure worked on the project for three years at an annual salary of $98,000. She was "responsible for managing a broad range of contracts and making sure they got delivered on time," according to The Billings Gazette.

To whom did she deliver them, you ask? State auditors will be trying to find out now. McClure faces trial in June and up to 20 years on each of the eight charges of fraud and embezzlement.

I'd like to be able to tell you that she'll never work in another Obamacare job again. But take a look at California. Just a few weeks ago, Jillian Kay Melchior reported in National Review that "at least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes." The crimes include forgery, petty theft, shoplifting, welfare fraud, child abuse and evading an officer.

Only the best to handle your private medical data and sensitive financial information!

And take a look at Oregon's disastrous Obamacare exchange, Cover Oregon. While overseeing an over-budget and inoperable website subsidized to the tune of nearly $60 million in federal funds, project managers allegedly "initiated the design of dummy web pages to convince the federal government the project was further along than it actually was," according to KATU-TV in Portland. A former Republican state legislator who served on the information technology oversight committee reported the whistleblowing allegations to the FBI. There is still no estimated completion date for the dysfunctional project, and the woman in charge of implementing the system is now in California, refusing to answer questions about her role.

"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it," Nancy Pelosi infamously brayed in 2010. Ever since, Obamacare has revealed its true and horrifying colors: It's not salvation. It's a criminal enterprise rooted in ideological fraud.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; criminals; healthcare; scam

1 posted on 02/19/2014 4:24:03 AM PST by Kaslin
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2 posted on 02/19/2014 4:35:04 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: Kaslin

ON PURPOSE............


3 posted on 02/19/2014 4:36:13 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin

The use of criminals and illegal aliens to substitute
for authentic, normal, previous-easy2get, medical care
was planned from the beginning, when ObamaCARE
was composed IN A PRISON and adopted by the DNC.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 4:44:00 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Kaslin
"Question: If Obamacare officials cannot prevent accused embezzlers from infiltrating their offices, how can they protect enrollees from grifters, con artists and thieves in the federal health insurance exchange system?"

That's not a problem; that's a feature, starting with the con artist in chief ruining the country.

5 posted on 02/19/2014 4:48:53 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29
That's not a problem; that's a feature, starting with the con artist in chief ruining the country.

So true, Truth29. Resume enhancers for the USA - United Socialists of America, the largest crime syndicate the republic has ever seen.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:06:42 AM PST by PGalt
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A high-paid director of the Colorado Obamacare exchange is on administrative leave but not b/c of the chronic problems plaguing the accursed Obamacare website.

Christa Ann McClure's on leave because she has been indicted for filching funds from her last govt job in Montana.....doling out tax dollars via the federal "affordable housing" racket....facing charges of fraud and embezzlement.

The Keystone Kops of Obamacare's Colorado health exchange (all Democrats) say they conducted "thorough" background checks....McClure was "fully vetted" and investigated by Democrats when they hired her last March for her six-figure job helming the state Obamacare office of "partner engagement." Colorado officials say she was "well-qualified" for the Obamacare job, which involves being a "liaison" with other government agencies.

...mum's the word on (1) who in Colorado Democratic circles might have known about her history of govt fraud in Montana.....(2) which Democrats recommended the thief for the six-figure Obamacare job .....(3) which Democrat campaigs McLure contributed to, and, (4) if there was any quid pro quo involved in her getting the six-figure job.

THERE'S MORE The Montana state auditor's office disclosed last week that McClure had managed three grants worth more than $2 million to implement Obamacare in that state. McClure worked on the project for three years at an annual salary of $98,000. She was "responsible for managing a broad range of contracts and making sure they got delivered on time," according to The Billings Gazette.

To whom did she deliver grants? State auditors will be trying to find out.

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OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT the FBI should interrogate O/Care exchange insider for evidence of multiple schemes to falsify documents to further insider schemes. The FBI should investigate any and all official documents submitted.

Crimes might include---conspiracy. collusion, falsifying offical documents (a felony), money laundering, tax evasion, extorting taxpayers, theft of govt monies, misuse of public office and official government positions.

SAMPLE LETTER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Taxpayers are urged to notify the FBI now.
FBI TIPS PAGE https://tips.fbi.gov

SUBJECT: Collusion, conspiracy, and bribery
IN RE: financial irregularities
REFERENCE: govt fraud, falsified documents, wire transfers, accounting fraud, etc.

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Taxpayers should demand to know the scope and dimension of multiple conspiracies by government insiders to collude in sub rosa deals and who might be personally profiting. This could be prosecuted under the Bank Secrecy ACT, RICO, and the Hobbs Act.

<><> L/E needs to examine the state exchanges' assorted bank accounts and state campaign accounts.

<><> Joint exchange bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of campaign funds from one account to another.

<><> Democrats may have received payments for personal and private expenses, campaign expenses, credit cards, real estate subsidies and vehicle purchases as an incentive to go on record attacking conservatives.

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes. The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of exchange funds for insiders and/or legislators' personal use.

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NOTE WELL Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes. “The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

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<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of exchange checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records. L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize state exchange accounts and campaign bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures---or to finance campaign activites.

Tax fraud can also be facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from foundation accounts into personal a/nd campaign accounts.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support campaign activities and luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses.

Taxpayers should demand the Bank Secrecy Act be used to prosecute Obamacare govt fraud pronto.

And study McClure's, other exchange personnel, Democrat campaign donor forms...............AND tax returns with a fine-tooth comb. Especially entries for "interest income."

7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:10:26 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

“Colorado officials say she was “well-qualified” for the Obamacare job..........”

Meaning she is/was an accomplished thief.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 5:15:41 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:43:55 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Progov

They just do lame backgrounds checks for those types of positions -basically criminal, civil, judgments, liens, and bankruptcy checks with confimation of past employment. I know most of the sources they use and a lot if them are just data sources that that miss TONS of stuff because they don’t cover all of the counties and are restricted in time scope.If you do your job right you do manual checks in every county associated with addresses they’ve lived in, in addition to federal and statewide checks. They have also gotten away from conirming education (which so many liberal types lie about) and interviewing human sources which are the best in my book. Give me 30 mins with their ex-wife and I’ll get you more than you’ll ever find in a full day of background checks.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:19:41 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin
0bamaCare: A system of population control, envisioned by tyrants, written by control freaks and socialist idealists, celebrated as "progress" by sycophants, proposed by political hacks, forced into law in a totally corrupt and partisan process, published into scores of thousands of pages of unfathomable regulations by unnamed and lawless bureaucrats, changed daily by Executive fiat, administered by criminals, destroying the once great medical system and the entire economy of the United States, and overwhelmingly opposed from the beginning by the American people.

What could possibly go wrong with a scheme like this?

What's there not to love?

11 posted on 02/19/2014 8:20:50 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: devolve

- CASS SUNSTEIN : http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2422


12 posted on 02/20/2014 5:16:22 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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