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Lawmakers urge probe of ObamaCare contractor paying workers to 'do nothing'
Fox News ^ | 5/16/2014

Posted on 05/16/2014 3:39:57 AM PDT by markomalley

Several lawmakers are calling for an investigation into reports that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under ObamaCare were paid to do nothing.

Missouri television station KMOV-TV reported Monday that data entry workers at a Serco Inc. office in Wentzville spent days staring at their computer. The company was awarded up to $1.25 billion to process applications for health insurance through the health care law.

Republican Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee sent a letter Wednesday to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in response to the report.

"We are concerned Serco may have much less work than was expected when CMS awarded the contract, and may not be successfully completing the applications it has received," the senators wrote in the letter.

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., whose district includes Wentzville, wrote to Tavenner separately along with several other congressional lawmakers looking into whether there should be an investigation.

"It is imperative that we fully understand the role of CMS and any potential role played by the Department of Health and Human Services in this matter," read the letter also signed by Missouri GOP Reps. Sam Graves, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, Ann Wagner and Jason Smith.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: obamacare
Gotta love those time & material contracts.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 3:39:57 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

And we have only just begun.

2 posted on 05/16/2014 4:08:14 AM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: markomalley

Just a training facility for government employees

3 posted on 05/16/2014 4:17:19 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: markomalley

Hey, if no one is signing up, what is there to do but hit the refresh button?

4 posted on 05/16/2014 4:34:37 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

“Hey, if no one is signing up, what is there to do but hit the refresh button?”

Well, they could do something a little more productive on their computers. Like watch porn.

5 posted on 05/16/2014 4:37:12 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: markomalley

——Serco Inc.——

The nonworking people at Serco are trivial when compared to the people hired by the IRS that have nothing to do.

The real scandal is within the walls of the IRS

The number was said to be 16,000

6 posted on 05/16/2014 4:43:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: markomalley

The article doesn’t specifically say it, but Serco Group, PLC is the parent company of Serco-North America, Inc., commonly called Serco, Inc. The parent company is a UK based group.

Serco-NA, Inc. has a bunch of contracts with the government for a wide range of services. But, $1.25 billion is a lot of money in any person’s book for manning telephones.

7 posted on 05/16/2014 4:44:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bert

The 16,000 IRS agents are staged for future use.
They were hired to enforce obamacare.
When obamacare fully kicks in, they will have plenty to do.

8 posted on 05/16/2014 4:47:40 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

Yep...... and when it doesn’t they can’t be fired


9 posted on 05/16/2014 4:49:38 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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No problem, people. This is very easy to root out and penalize. The paper trail is huge. Easy to prove Falsifying of Official Government Documents took place.....punishable by 10 year incarceration.

Falsifying Government Documents. involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deception.......can also involve forgery and/or passing copies of false documents. Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as extortion, government fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, financing terrorism........

Types of documents commonly falsified may include:
◾Tax returns and income statements
◾Personal checks
◾Bank account records
◾Business record keeping books
◾Immigration documents (such as visas, passports, etc.)
◾Identification cards and birth certificates

Many different types of acts can be considered as falsifying a document, including:
◾Altering or misrepresenting factual information such as prices or monetary amounts
◾Stating false information when requested to provide truthful statements
◾Forging a signature
◾Using official letterheads without authorization
◾Concealing assets or property WRT obtaining federal/state grants))
◾Knowingly using or distributing a fake document

A person can only be held criminally liable if they are deliberately acting with the intention of deceiving or defrauding another party.

Falsifying documents is a very serious offense and is generally classified as a felony. This means that a person charged with falsifying documents may be subject to the following legal penalties:
◾Having to pay a monetary fine
◾Incarceration in a prison facility

Depending on the gravity of the offense, as well as individual state laws, falsifying documents can result in a prison sentence of 5-10 years. Also, if government documents or authorities were involved, the legal penalties may be more severe. ..... legal penalties may increase with repeat offenses.

The penalty for falsifying government documents is outlined in the Crimes Act of 1958.

10 posted on 05/16/2014 7:20:50 AM PDT by Liz
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Govt contractors' bank records are fair game. Let the investigations begin.


Time to mobilize the Bank Secrecy Act----Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of government insiders ability to collude in sub rosa deals and who might be personally profiting. Follow the paper trail of govt grant disbursements, and determine how govt monies changed hands.

<><> L/E needs to examine contractors' multiple bank accounts.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer govt funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transfer monies offshore;

<><> To cover their tracks, fake govt invoices might be created to show that govt money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes.

<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of govt funds for insiders' personal use and/or for redistribution schemes.


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.

Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.


<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of govt contractors' checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.

L/E should also explore (a) contractors' 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 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 activities (and/or other redistribution schemes favored by the WH).

Tax fraud may also be a factor; facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from DHS accounts into personal accounts, campaign accounts, or into redistribution schemes.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support 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 (and campaign activities, or other redistribution schemes).


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

Taxpayers are urged to notify the FBI now.

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

NARRATIVE Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of multiple conspiracies by government insiders to collude in sub rosa deals to personally profit and/or to facilitate redistribution schemes.

OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT The FBI should interrogate individuals for evidence of multiple schemes to falsify documents to further insider schemes. The FBI should investigate any and all official documents submitted by DHS.

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 government positions.

Examine contractors' and their personnel's tax returns with a fine-tooth comb.....especially entries for "interest income."

11 posted on 05/16/2014 7:28:12 AM PDT by Liz
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