Nearly 1,000 Wintergreen Property Owners Plan To Sue the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Pipeline will take 7 acres of Wintergreen common property

250+ new tourism jobs would be lost with this pipeline location near Wintergreen

Clearcut area would exceed the width of Interstate I-64 for 600 miles

Close up of drilling construction area for 42″ pipeline under Blue Ridge Parkway

Separately, Friends of Wintergreen and the Wintergreen Property Owners Association have filed a legal challenge to overturn FERC's decision on the ACP.

FERC effectively guarantees the ACP a yearly profit of $200+ million, all off the backs of unwilling, uncompensated or under-compensated Virginia landowners, including thousands at Wintergreen.”

— Jonathan Ansell, Chairman of Friends of Wintergreen

NELLYSFORD, VIRGINIA, USA, November 20, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Friends of Wintergreen announced today that nearly 1,000 Wintergreen property owners, a number that is growing daily, plan to individually sue the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for damages to their property if the pipeline company seizes land used by the Wintergreen community. These actions follow a rare split-decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the 600-mile, 42-inch compressed natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and grant the private pipeline company the power to use eminent domain to seize private land, including 7-acres of common land at Wintergreen.

"By approving the ACP, FERC effectively guarantees a 14% profit (or over $200 million a year) to the Dominion-managed pipeline company, a return that comes at the expense of many unwilling, uncompensated or under-compensated Virginia landowners". In the case of Wintergreen property owners, the land to be seized by the pipeline will come with no compensation to individual property owners, but significant inconvenience and damage to their property values" said Jonathan Ansell, Chairman of Friends of Wintergreen, Inc.

Most of the individual "inverse condemnation" lawsuits will be managed by the Norfolk-based eminent domain law firm, Waldo & Lyle PC. According to Brian Kunze, Partner at the firm: "Under the US Constitution and Virginia law, no private property can be damaged or taken for public use without just compensation to the owner. If a property owner does not receive compensation for the taking of land, as is the case for nearly 4,000 individual Wintergreen owners, these owners are entitled to obtain compensation under a legal procedure known as "inverse condemnation". We intend to file these cases the day after the ACP takes Wintergreen property".

Separately, Friends of Wintergreen and the Wintergreen Property Owners Association (WPOA) filed a legal action with FERC to halt the construction of the pipeline until a full rehearing is completed. "We believe that FERC's approval of the pipeline was arbitrary, capricious and not supported by the substantial evidence and alternatives we and others have provided", said Jay Roberts, Executive Director of the WPOA. "On October 13, the FERC Commission voted 2 to 1 to approve the ACP, a rare split-decision in a federal agency where 98% of votes are unanimous", noted Ansell. The dissenting opinion was issued by a Commissioner with seven years experience on the FERC Commission; the two Commissioners who approved the ACP were each on the job for about 60 days.

Friends of Wintergreen, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to protecting and enhancing the value, beauty, integrity, and sustainability of the Wintergreen VA area.

Mr. Jonathan Ansell
Friends of Wintergreen
804-405-1109
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is Protecting Sexual Predators, Pedophiles & Rapists

The sex crimes and cover-ups beginning to surface is only the tip of the iceberg of what New York Governor Cuomo has been involved in for over a decade

Governor Andrew Cuomo must immediately step down, he must resign now.”

— Michael Carey

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — God only knows the real numbers of victims; they are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. Women that can speak and can hire an attorney are starting to come forward http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/19/new-york-woman-say-governor-cuomo-ignored-sexual-harassment-claims/ and https://nypost.com/2017/11/18/shock-sex-harass-claim-cuomo-turned-blind-eye-to-pervert-under-his-nose/ , but most of the victims are severely disabled women and children that live in known unsafe facilities and group homes under Cuomo’s control. Governor Cuomo has had full knowledge of the scope of wide-scale rampant sexual abuse and cover-ups within his agencies and has looked the other way for many years, literally allowing these perverts and sexual predators to thrive and have their way with anyone they so choose http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2. Governor Andrew Cuomo must immediately step down, he must resign now.

Former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer stepped down after being exposed for being caught visiting a high paid prostitute http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/nyregion/12cnd-resign.html which is nothing in comparison to what Governor Andrew Cuomo has been involved in. Governor Cuomo has been guarding sexual predators, countless numbers, within his own mental health care system that has thousands of reported sexual assaults and rapes every year and only a tiny fraction are ever reported http://www.einpresswire.com/press-releases/preview/2393561 . Reporting of these sex crimes against societies most vulnerable are directed, by Governor Cuomo, to be internally reported to Governor Cuomo’s abuse hotline for the disabled. The vast majority of these crimes are never reported to local police or County elected District Attorney’s, they disappear.

Governor Cuomo, without question, has done everything conceivable to try to keep all reporting of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, rapes, all which are sex crimes, internal, so almost all are internally covered-up. The Governor’s defense in this woman’s case, which just bravely came forward, she did not cooperate with our internal investigations http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/19/new-york-woman-say-governor-cuomo-ignored-sexual-harassment-claims/. As the Founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation, Michael Carey, I have personally sought numerous investigations of Governor Andrew Cuomo for his involvement in covering up sex crimes. I sought investigations by the New York State Inspector General since she was appointed by the governor per the advice of other law enforcement officials and the FBI and she looked the other way to protect her boss, Governor Andrew Cuomo. Long ago, many requests also for a Special Prosecutor went ignored by Catherine Leahy Scott.

There are many distinct reasons why the culture of corruption in Albany has not been stopped, but instead thrived. Corrupt leaders, corrupt politicians’ and corrupt agencies have guarded the governor and other top State officials involved with a vengeance. Anytime someone gets close, it gets shut down. Simply look at the Moreland Commission as one example, Cuomo shut it down when it got close to him http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Timing-an-issue-in-panel-demise-5645692.php .

“I am calling for Governor Cuomo to immediately resign. Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, rape and cover-ups of these crimes are illegal. Internal investigations by people appointed by and under Governor Cuomo’s control does not work, it is not justice.” – Michael Carey

Another top State official protected and recently promoted by Cuomo has been alleged to be involved in both sexual harassment and wide-scale cover-ups of sex crimes committed against the disabled https://www.cbsnews.com/news/patricia-gunning-cuomo-administration-aide-claims-harassment-by-superior/ and https://nypost.com/2017/10/23/top-cuomo-official-claims-former-boss-sexually-harassed-employees/ . Somehow the governor has escaped answering questions regarding why he did not fire Jay Kiyonaga long ago for numerous complaints made directly to him and his top staff dating back years http://www.einpresswire.com/press-releases/preview/2399824 . Countless other questions also have gone ignored by Governor Cuomo, including these; why was Jay Kiyonaga promoted and why was he allowed to be promoted to a position where he could possibly further endanger people with disabilities and women? Kiyonaga was the top person in control within Cuomo’s fraudulent abuse reporting agency for the disabled, wrongfully called, the Justice Center. It is alleged that Kiyonaga ensured that almost all sexual assaults and rapes of the disabled never were criminally investigated and internally covered-up. Governor Cuomo recently rewarded Mr. Kiyonaga for his faithful service to him, after the sexual harassment allegations, to the number two position within another State agency, OPWDD, which is rampant with sexual abuse and internal cover-ups.

THE TRUTH MUST COME OUT. UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN THE DARK WITHIN GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO’S OPWDD AGENCY THAT IS PROVIDING UNSAFE CARE AND SERVICES TO 126,000 PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

CUOMO’S OPWDD SYSTEM IS OPERATING SIMILAR TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH REGARDING THE SEX PEDOPHILE SCANDAL WHICH SHUFFLED SEXUAL PREDATOR PRIESTS FROM PARISH TO PARISH https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/sex-abuse-catholic-church_n_5085414.html

“New York State documents obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) dating back to 2005 reveal that the New York State OMRDD/OPWDD system has a culture of sexual abuse, rape and cover-ups. Thousands of reported sex crimes committed against the disabled are never reported to local police or District Attorney’s and are disappearing within the system that former Attorney General Cuomo and now Governor Cuomo has protected with a vengeance http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2 . State data, as well as this well known study found on the State of Massachusetts website titled, Prevalence of Violence, http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html point to possibly one third of developmentally disabled residents within Governor Cuomo’s OPWDD system being sexually assaulted annually. In the OPWDD system of 126,000 developmentally disabled children and adults, many of whom cannot speak to tell anyone anything, there are upwards of 43,000 victims of sexual assaults or rape every year. Try to wrap your mind around the scope of what I am bringing to your attention and the fact that Governor Cuomo is protecting, not stopping this evil.” – Michael Carey
Governor Cuomo knows about these sex crimes, the atrocities, he has protected most of the criminals involved and he has taken no significant actions to stop or prevent any of these sex crimes or criminal cover-ups. Governor Cuomo must be investigated and criminally charged as soon as possible. Here again is the extensive timeline of what Governor Andrew Cuomo has known about and has protected for over ten years http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2 .

Remember these words spoken from a convicted pedophile of Governor Cuomo’s system calling it “a predators dream.”
The pedophile and former New York State employed caregiver that was eventually caught in a federal porn sting, called New York’s system controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo “a predator’s dream”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/crime/2017/02/20/predators-dream-ny-pays-3m-family-molested-boy/98154714/

Here is the direct quote from this AP News story written by David Klepper;

“New York State is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

No longer can 911 and local police be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all sexual abuse and obviously all other crimes and medical emergencies. Please donate and support this vital Civil Rights Movement for the disabled and their families, but also for our country and the world, the maltreatment and unequal treatment of the disabled is an international societal problem that must be addressed now. People with disabilities are equal and just as valuable and precious as anyone else- period. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Diagnosed US Navy Veteran in New Jersey Direct Access to the Nation’s Most Capable Lawyers for Better Compensation Results

Before you hire a lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim call us at 800-714-0303 to ensure you are dealing directly with some of the nation’s most qualified mesothelioma attorneys”

— New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, November 20, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are the best branded source in New Jersey for a US Navy Veteran receiving the very best possible financial compensation-if they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We are urging a US Navy Veteran anywhere in New Jersey who has mesothelioma, or their family members to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 for our unsurpassed free services and extremely honest information.
“As we would like to discuss with a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in New Jersey or their family members-if you want the best possible financial compensation settlement we are offering to make certain you are dealing directly with some of the nation’s most skilled and capable mesothelioma attorneys. These New York City based mesothelioma attorneys have been helping Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in New Jersey for well over a decade and they have references that will validate their skills and accomplishments. At the same time, we would like to talk about medical treatment options.” http://NewJersey.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center would also like to emphasize when it comes to a US Navy Veteran in New Jersey with mesothelioma the asbestos exposure that occurred to them probably happened in Virginia, Maine, Connecticut, South Carolina, Georgia, Washington, Florida, California or Hawaii-probably not New Jersey."

Vital hiring a lawyer tip from the New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center for a US Navy Veteran in New Jersey with this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. “Before you hire a lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma financial compensation claim please call us at 800-714-0303 to ensure you are dealing directly with some of the nation’s most qualified mesothelioma attorneys-who again are based in New York City. The attorneys we suggest do not require any up-front payment, they only get paid if there is a settlement, and they make house calls. In other words-they come to visit you-you do not have to go to them. The lawyers we recommend will also provide a diagnosed person anywhere in New Jersey with a free compensation evaluation.” http://NewJersey.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed Veteran or person anywhere in New Jersey, including communities such as Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Toms River, or Trenton. http://NewJersey.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible treatment option in New Jersey, the New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital. The Rutgers University’s Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick: http://www.cinj.org/

According to the CDC, the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in New Jersey include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing or industrial workers, chemical plant workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, mill workers, printers, welders, boiler technicians, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s or 1980’s.

The New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Our services for people with mesothelioma in New Jersey are designed to make certain they get the best possible compensation, and the attorneys we suggest have New Jersey references, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.”
http://NewJersey.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
New Jersey Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here


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IT Governance welcomes cyber resilience action plan launched by the Scottish public sector

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 20, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance has hailed the recent launch of the Scottish public-sector’s cyber resilience action plan as a progressive step forward to address the multitude of information security challenges that traditionally exist in public sector organisations.

Alan Calder, CEO and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “We are pleased that the Scottish government has taken this crucial step forward in the field of cyber security and governance by choosing to play a true leadership role in business and society at large.

“The persistent and severe threat of large-scale cyber attacks and the dire consequences of being subject to an attack require all businesses to urgently put in place a cyber resilience programme that will help them to not only protect their information but also respond to and recover from such attacks.

“It is heartening to see that alignment with ISO 27001 and the Cyber Essentials scheme are acknowledged as leading examples of cyber security, and that the government has recognised that effective business continuity management makes up an essential part of a comprehensive cyber resilience programme.”

The action plan sets out the 11 key actions that the Scottish government, public bodies and key partners will take up to the end of 2018 to enhance cyber resilience in Scotland’s public sector.

Read more about the Scottish public-sector action plan and requirements >>

All Scottish public bodies must implement minimum cyber risk governance arrangements by the end of June 2018, and adopt independent assurance of critical cyber security controls by the end of October 2018 through Cyber Essentials certification.

In line with cyber security best practice, organisations should adopt effective cyber incident response plans and staff training and awareness, and start reporting against a set of newly developed guidelines from the end of June 2018.

A set of best-practice guidelines (view draft) has been developed to support the action plan. Scottish public bodies should pay attention to these guidelines when providing governance statements and certificates of assurance under the requirements set out in the Scottish Public Finance Manual.

The Scottish government has listed a range of existing standards, guidelines and controls that can contribute to increased cyber resilience, including ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

IT Governance can help Scottish public-sector organisations align their cyber resilience strategies with international best practice. Please visit our website for more information about our cyber resilience products and services, or email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 800 7000 to get in touch with our consultancy team.

– Ends –

NOTES TO EDITORS

IT Governance Ltd is the single-source provider of books, tools, training and consultancy for IT governance, risk management and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.

Mihaela Jucan
IT Governance Ltd
00448450701750
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Neupert and Lopag Trust Investigation Going from Blue to Red at Interpol

Investigation Advances to Another Critical Level

DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — On October 4, 2017, the FIA Interpol investigation was forwarded to Interpol of Pakistan, which filed a Code Blue investigation against Dieter Neupert, Director of the Lopag Dominik Naeff, and Louis Oehri. At that time, sources indicated that Neupert was on the Domestic No Exit List.

Pakistani authorities begin scrutinizing numerous foreign companies and institutions that participated in money laundering activities and began aggressively cleaning up their financial system by filing charges against foreign companies and institutions having known terrorist ties and pursued companies who have assisted in laundering money.

The Pakistan Government began cleaning up their financial system from top to bottom. The government targeted many banks, and even smaller banks that were a part of the nefarious activities and with ties to foreign companies, one of those being Lopag Trust from Liechtenstein.

The investigation has moved from a Code Blue to a Code Red. An Interpol Blue notice is to collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.

An Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today. Interpol (the International Criminal Police Organization) circulates notices to member countries listing persons who are wanted for extradition.

What is the purpose of an INTERPOL Red Notice?
A Red Notice is a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition. It is issued by the General Secretariat at the request of a member country or an international tribunal based on a valid national arrest warrant. It is not an international arrest warrant.

INTERPOL cannot compel any member country to arrest an individual who is the subject of a Red Notice. Each member country decides for itself what legal value to give a Red Notice within their borders.

When INTERPOL publishes a Red Notice this is simply to inform all member countries that the person is wanted based on an arrest warrant or equivalent judicial decision issued by a country or an international tribunal.

Red Notices are issued for individuals sought for prosecution or to serve a sentence. When the individual is sought for prosecution it means they are suspected of committing a crime but have not yet been prosecuted.

Police in one of the member countries requests a Red Notice via their National Central Bureau and provide information on the case.

The INTERPOL General Secretariat publishes the Notice after a compliance check is completed. Police all around the world are alerted.

The Red Notice is very important as it provides high, international visibility to cases, while criminals and suspects are flagged to border officials, making travel extremely difficult. Countries can request and frequently share critical information linked to an investigation.

The legal basis for a Red Notice is an arrest warrant or court order issued by the judicial authorities in the country concerned. Many of INTERPOL’s member countries consider a Red Notice to be a valid request for provisional arrest.

Furthermore, INTERPOL is recognized as an official channel for transmitting requests for provisional arrest in a number of bilateral and multilateral extradition treaties, including the European Convention on Extradition, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Convention on Extradition, and the United Nations Model Treaty on Extradition.

The Lopag Trust Reg, based out of Liechtenstein, raised suspicion, based on the number of known people of power connected to it. A partial list of the names of the individuals and groups connected to this trust: Russian Oligarchy, Qatar Royal Family and Hosni Mubarak. Recently, their name is connected to Appleby and the Paradise Papers published by ICIJ.

The Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers continue to provide insight into the unknown world of how money is being laundered by individuals, companies, organizations and governments. The Lopag Trust Reg. is one of many Trusts within the Panama Papers. Connecting the dots isn’t easy but as time goes on, more is learned about these people and enterprises.

https://www.interpol.int/INTERPOL-expertise/Notices

Previous release:

https://www.einpresswire.com/press-releases/preview/2383018

Flight risk – Bank accounts

There are cases where parties have multiple passports, numerous bank accountants, fake email addresses and throwaway phones or cell phones in an alias names. Typically, investigations that uncover these similarities are met with the parties being deemed a flight risk or viewed as someone who has the ability to run or disappear when they are known to travel frequently outside the U.S. or visit places such as the Grand Cayman Islands or other foreign countries, frequently. These individuals generally have their passports confiscated and become unable to leave their respective locales until a case against them is disposed or their innocence is determined.

Switzerland and Russian: Oligarchs Favourite Trustee In Trouble. (2017, January 11]. Retrieved July 30, 2017, from https://www.intelligenceonline.com/corporate-intelligence/2017/01/11/oligarchs- -favourite-trustee- in-trouble,108196433- ART

United Kingdom: Complaint Against Oligarchs Favourite Trustee. (2017, June 21). Retrieved July 28, 2017, from https://www.intelligenceonline.com/corporate-intelligence_corridors- of-power/2017/06/21/complaint-against- oligarchs-favourite- trustee,108250739-BRE

Lopag. (2017, April 4). Retrieved June 31, 2017, from http://www.dieterneupert.com/lopag.html Iyer, V. P. (2016, April 5).

Tracking Panama cash trail: What India Wanted, What It Got – And Didn't. Retrieved June 28, 2017, from http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news- india/panama-papers-tracking-the- cash-trail- what-india- wanted-what- it-got- and-didnt/

The Secret Dealings Of Swiss Lawyer Dieter Neupert. (2017, January 05). Retrieved June 28, 2017, from https://www.albawaba.com/business/secret-dealings- of-swiss- lawyer-dieter- neupert-922326

[i] "Giant leak of offshore financial records exposes global array of crime and corruption". OCCRP. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. April 3, 2016. Archived from the origination April 4, 2016.

[ii] Vasilyeva, Natalya; Anderson, Mae (April 3, 2016)."News Group Claims Huge Trove of Data on Offshore Accounts". The New York Times. Associated Press. Retrieved April 4, 2016.

[iv] "How two German newspaper reporters broke the story behind the Panama Papers". Retrieved 2016-08-12.

[v] The Secret Dealings Of Swiss Lawyer Dieter Neupert. (2017, January 05). Retrieved June 01, 2017, from https://www.albawaba.com/business/secret-dealings-of-swiss-lawyer-dieter-neupert-922326

[vi] Iyer, V. P. (2016, April 5). Tracking Panama cash trail: What India Wanted, What It Got – And Didn't. Retrieved June 15, 2017, from http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/panama-papers-tracking-the-cash-trail-what-india-wanted-what-it-got-and-didnt/

Sources:
Klaus Schmitt, Leading Edge Radio Network, Switzerland Correspondent – Exclusive.

Greg Martin
Leading Edge Radio Network
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3,000 Sq. Ft. Loudoun County Medical Office Condo at Landsdowne Set for Auction by Nicholls Auction Marketing Group

3,000 Sq. Ft. Loudoun County Medical Office Condo in the Professional Center at Landsdowne Set for Auction by Nicholls Auction Marketing Group

This medical office condo—large enough for 3 physicians—will make a wonderful investment for the new owner.”

— John Nicholls

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., (www.nichollsauction.com) announces the opportunity to purchase a move-in-ready office condo located only .5 miles from INOVA Loudoun Hospital on December 1st 11am according to John Nicholls, president of the company.

“This medical office condo—large enough for 3 physicians—will make a wonderful investment for the new owner,” said Nicholls. “The office’s proximity to INOVA and other medical offices make this a great opportunity to purchase the potential filled property.”

“The property’s highlights include a 3,000 sq. ft. ground level office condo located in the Professional Center at Landsdowne,” said Craig Damewood, Nicholls Auction Marketing Group Coordinator.”

Other features include 11 exam rooms or offices, reception area and waiting room
• Lead shielded wall for x-ray room
• Main office has overhead speaker system
• 3 entrances/exits for employees and patients
• Ground level unit with no steps
• Large parking lot with no assigned parking spaces
• Public water & sewer
• Central AC/electric forced air heat (Trane unit 2010); electric water heater
• Constructed in in 2001; the property is zoned C10 (Commercial Condo)

The real estate auction is open to the public. Brokers are reminded that pre-registration is required for compensation.

Call Brian Damewood (540) 454-2326 or Craig Damewood (703)303-4760) for inquiries. Visit www.nichollsauction.com or more information.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., with over 45 years of auction superiority and over 200 years of combined experience, has been synonymous with excellence and successfully marketing and selling thousands of properties.

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About Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., is a professional accelerated marketing firm specializing in the promotion and sale of real estate via the auction method of marketing. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, NAMG has been serving the needs of the Mid-Atlantic region since 1968. The Nicholls team comprises world and state champion auctioneers, an award winning marketing staff, and sales percentages unmatched in the industry. For more information about Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., visit www.nichollsauction.com or call 540-898-0971.

Brian Damewood
Nicholls Auction Marketing Group
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Scheme Identical to Pedophile Cover-Ups in Catholic Church

Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

The pattern is the exact same, keep most reported sex crimes internal and away from the police, prosecutors and the courts and protect the institution

The internal protection and shuffling around of sexual predators and pedophiles from church to church or group home to group home is identical.”

— Michael Carey -Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sexual predators and pedophiles have run wild, doing practically anything they want with extremely vulnerable children and people with disabilities within these institutions. Sexual predators and pedophiles prey on the vulnerable and those that either cannot speak or those that can be easily controlled and silenced by threats, shame or guilt. Sexual predators and pedophiles seek vulnerable children and individuals with disabilities to rape and violate them. Instead of doing everything possible to remove and jail these criminals, both New York State and the Catholic Church took a stand to protect and shield them and in doing so empowered sexual predators to commit further heinous crimes. The internal protection and shuffling around of sexual predators and pedophiles from church to church or group home to group home is identical.

The huge question that must be answered now is not if these sex crimes and cover-ups are going on, but how many tens of thousands of innocent victims are there within both of these systems?

The only real difference between New York State’s extremely dangerous and deadly mental health care system and the Catholic Church regarding rampant sexual abuse and internal cover-ups is who the victims are. In Governor Cuomo’s system, many of the victims are boys and girls, as well as women and men with developmental disabilities that cannot speak because of their disability. Other victims have Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis amongst a variety of many other disabilities.

Everyone knows that violating these precious people is not only illegal, but is evil. Everyone knows that people involved in covering up these sex crimes and rapes are protecting sexual predators allowing them to escape justice and to remain in these systems to violate other innocent victims, which is also illegal, unconstitutional and evil. It is believed that these people in many ways are far more evil because their actions or in-actions allow countless other people to be victimized and severely damaged. It messes people up severely to be sexually abused and raped and in many cases this is happening repeatedly and over the course of many years. Listen to the stories coming out publicly all across the nation right now, almost every day, of people’s horror stories and how the sexual harassment, sexual abuse and the rapes have dramatically affected and damaged their lives. The simple fact is that these people suffer horrendously because of the crimes committed against them.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has had every opportunity for many years to right these gross injustices. Governor Cuomo could have taken decisive actions to reform New York State’s system and culture of abuse following the first New York Times “Abused and Used” investigative news report, but he chose to do nothing. Read this first piece to understand the culture- http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/nyregion/13homes.html . Governor Cuomo did nothing, he took no decisive actions to stop or prevent most of the sexual abuse from ever happening in the first place. Governor Cuomo took no actions whatsoever to stop the criminal cover-ups of almost all of the sex crimes committed against the disabled occurring within the agencies he operates. Governor Cuomo chose to minimize the damages and minimize the problems revealed by the massive New York Times award winning investigative reporting series which was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html .

As Michael Carey, the Founder of the Jonathan Carey, fought to change and genuinely reform the system and to finally get numerous safety and abuse prevention measures and immediate 911 reporting, Governor Cuomo took the adversary position to fight him instead. Michael Carey lost his son Jonathan in this dangerous system and has fought for over ten years since to ensure the protection and equal rights for 1,000,000 people with disabilities in these unsafe facilities and group homes throughout New York State http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/nyregion/boys-death-highlights-crisis-in-homes-for-disabled.html and https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000000849083/a-failure-to-protect.html .

This is what is going on behind closed doors in New York State;

“New York State documents obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) dating back to 2005 reveal that the New York State OMRDD/OPWDD system has a culture of sexual abuse, rape and cover-ups. Thousands of reported sex crimes committed against the disabled are never reported to local police or District Attorney’s and are disappearing within the system that former Attorney General Cuomo and now Governor Cuomo has protected with a vengeance http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2 . State data, as well as this well known study found on the State of Massachusetts website titled, Prevalence of Violence, http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html point to possibly one third of developmentally disabled residents within Governor Cuomo’s OPWDD system being sexually assaulted annually. In the OPWDD system of 126,000 developmentally disabled children and adults, many of whom cannot speak to tell anyone anything, there are upwards of 43,000 victims of sexual assaults or rape every year. Try to wrap your mind around the scope of what I am bringing to your attention and the fact that Governor Cuomo is protecting, not stopping this evil.” – Michael Carey

Governor Cuomo knows about these atrocities, he has protected most of the criminals involved and he has taken no significant actions to stop or prevent any of these sex crimes or criminal cover-ups. Governor Cuomo must be investigated and criminally charged as soon as possible. Here is an extensive timeline of what Governor Andrew Cuomo has known about and has protected for over ten years http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2

Decisive actions, many of them, have been taken by the governor to hide and conceal these horrific crimes from the local authorities and the media. When such large and powerful entities such as the Catholic Church and New York State take these positions to cover-up sex crimes, the only thing left is to publicly shame them, lawsuits, force them to pay massive payouts to the victims and for the feds to prosecute the big players involved. Here are some damning news reports starting with the Catholic Church and then New York State. These entities are operating identically in many ways and these news reports speak volumes;

Sex Abuse Cost The U.S. Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion According To Report By Bishops Conference
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/sex-abuse-catholic-church_n_5085414.html

The Guardian in March of this year reported that the Catholic Church in New York State alone borrowed 100 million dollars to settle with sexual abuse victims, the title of this news story is, “New York's Catholic church seeks $100m loan to pay sexual abuse victims” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/01/catholic-church-sexual-abuse-victims-payout-loan-new-york . The story starts out with this first short paragraph;

“The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100m mortgage on some of its valuable Manhattan property to fund its compensation program for people sexually abused by its priests, a spokesman said on Wednesday.”

The pedophile and former New York State employed caregiver mentioned in the extremely disturbing news story below, who was eventually caught in a federal porn sting, called New York’s system controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo “a predators dream”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/crime/2017/02/20/predators-dream-ny-pays-3m-family-molested-boy/98154714/
Here is the direct quote from this AP News story written by David Klepper;

“New York State is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

It’s all about power, control and the money and hardly anything about providing safe care and services for the most vulnerable with disabilities. Almost every imaginable safety and abuse prevention measure still is not in place to protect people with disabilities in residential care facilities and group homes. The 911 call systems are being purposefully bypassed regarding sexual assault crimes and rapes to keep local authorities from being notified and able to help the victims and assist them receive some form of justice.

Hiding and concealing information and documents from authorities and the general public is the next key to this disgusting cover-up scheme and this is the path that Governor Cuomo chose after the New York Times “Abused and Used” series which used State documents obtained through FOIL in their exposé http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-cuomos-office-tightly-controls-public-records-2014oct23-story.html.

This is directly quoted from this story exposing Governor Cuomo’s actions to conceal information of cover-ups of sex crimes and many other crimes and deaths;

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office instead tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.

For decades, responding to requests under New York's Freedom of Information Law was the responsibility of individual state agencies. Current and former state officials say that began to change a year into Cuomo's administration, and now such requests are often routed through the governor's legal counsel.

Travis Proulx, former director of communications for the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, said the shift was a reaction to an embarrassing story — a 2011 New York Times series on abuse of the disabled in state care that was based largely on public records.”

You must watch the Academy award winning movie – “Spotlight” and you must understand that almost the identical cover-ups of sexual predators and pedophiles are happening in an astronomical scope with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mental health agencies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56jw6tasomc
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/sarah-larson/spotlight-and-its-revelations

This is not just Michael Carey and the Jonathan Carey Foundation exposing New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health care system and the fact that Governor Cuomo did not fix any of the severe systemic failures, the New York Times also makes this claim. In August of 2013, the New York Times Editorial Board blasted Governor Cuomo for doing nothing to ensure proper police reporting or installation of surveillance cameras following the New York Times “Abused and Used” investigative reporting series http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/opinion/protecting-the-most-vulnerable.html .

Some direct quotes from this New York Times Editorial;

“Two-and-a-half years ago, The Times reported horrifying abuse of people with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses by state employees, who were rarely punished for it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised action. But too little appears to have changed.”

“There is much the governor could do. He could require surveillance cameras in these facilities, just as prisons have them. He could make sure that the police get more involved.”

There are distinct reasons why Governor Cuomo looked the other way and why he continues to cover-up most rapes within his system; they surround public exposure and shame, massive amounts of money, billions of dollars, as well as power and control. These are the same reasons why the Catholic Church hierarchy did the evil they did. When you do not have sufficient vetting of staff, insufficient staffing levels, lack of surveillance cameras and an entirely internal structure of reporting sex crimes, and all crimes, that bypasses the normal criminal justice system, sexual predators can literally do anything they want and they do. Remember these words spoken from a convicted pedophile of Governor Cuomo’s system calling it “a predators dream.”

The pedophile and former New York State employed caregiver that was eventually caught in a federal porn sting, called New York’s system controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo “a predator’s dream”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/crime/2017/02/20/predators-dream-ny-pays-3m-family-molested-boy/98154714/
Here is the direct quote from this AP News story written by David Klepper;

“New York State is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

No longer can 911 and local police be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all sexual abuse and obviously all other crimes and medical emergencies. Please donate and support this vital Civil Rights Movement for the disabled and their families, but also for our country and the world, the maltreatment and unequal treatment of the disabled is an international societal problem that must be addressed now. People with disabilities are equal and just as valuable and precious as anyone else- period. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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NY Gov. Cuomo Involved in Sex Scandal that Covers-Up Thousands of Sexual Assault & Rape Crimes of the Disabled

Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mental health agencies are rampant with sexual abuse, rape and cover-ups, similar to the Catholic Church

It is the same cover-up scheme that the Catholic Church pulled off for a long time; keep everything internal and shuffle around the sexual predators and pedophiles. ”

— Michael Carey

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is the same cover-up scheme that the Catholic Church pulled off for a long time; keep everything internal and shuffle around the sexual predators and pedophiles. Instead of protecting the innocent and vulnerable victims that were preyed on by sexual predators, these powerful systems chose to protected the criminals, the sexual predators and pedophiles.

Below is what is going on behind closed doors in only one of six New York State’s mental health agencies under Governor Andrew Cuomo's control that are supposed to provide safe care and services that are free from abuse and neglect according to federal law.

“New York State documents obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) dating back to 2005 reveal that the New York State OMRDD/OPWDD system has a culture of sexual abuse, rape and cover-ups. Thousands of reported sex crimes committed against the disabled are never reported to local police or District Attorney’s and are disappearing within the system that former Attorney General Cuomo and now Governor Cuomo has protected with a vengeance http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2 . State data, as well as this well known study found on the State of Massachusetts website titled, Prevalence of Violence, http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html point to possibly one third of developmentally disabled residents within Governor Cuomo’s OPWDD system being sexually assaulted annually. In the OPWDD system of 126,000 developmentally disabled children and adults, many of whom cannot speak to tell anyone anything, there are upwards of 43,000 victims of sexual assaults or rape every year. Try to wrap your mind around the scope of what I am bringing to your attention.” – Michael Carey

Governor Cuomo knows about these atrocities, he has protected most of the criminals involved and he has taken no significant actions to stop or prevent any of these sex crimes or criminal cover-ups. Governor Cuomo must be investigated and criminally charged as soon as possible. Here is an extensive timeline of what Governor Andrew Cuomo has known about and has protected for over ten years http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2

Michael Carey and the Jonathan Carey Foundation, named after Mr. Carey’s first born son Jonathan who was killed in State care, have done everything imaginable to lead and help bring about the vital changes necessary to stop these sex crimes and cover-ups only to be shunned and ignored by Governor Cuomo. Decisive actions, many of them, have been taken by the governor to hide and conceal these horrific crimes from the local authorities and the media. When such large and powerful entities such as the Catholic Church, The State of New York and Penn State take these positions to cover-up sex crimes, the only thing left is to publicly shame them, lawsuits and force them to pay massive payouts to the victims. Here are some damning news reports starting with the Catholic Church, the Penn State and ending with New York State. These entities are operating almost identically and these news reports speak volumes;

Sex Abuse Cost The U.S. Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion According To Report By Bishops Conference
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/sex-abuse-catholic-church_n_5085414.html

The Guardian in March of this year reported that the Catholic Church in New York State alone borrowed 100 million dollars to settle with sexual abuse victims, the title of this news story is, “New York's Catholic church seeks $100m loan to pay sexual abuse victims” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/01/catholic-church-sexual-abuse-victims-payout-loan-new-york . The story starts out with this first short paragraph;

“The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100m mortgage on some of its valuable Manhattan property to fund its compensation program for people sexually abused by its priests, a spokesman said on Wednesday.”

Penn State payouts on Sandusky abuse claims now top $100 million –
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/10/penn-state-payouts-sandusky-abuse-claims/

Penn State child sex abuse scandal –https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_child_sex_abuse_scandal

The pedophile and former New York State employed caregiver mentioned in the title of this press release, that was eventually caught in a federal porn sting, called New York’s system controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo “a predators dream”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/crime/2017/02/20/predators-dream-ny-pays-3m-family-molested-boy/98154714/

Here is the direct quote from this AP News story written by David Klepper;

“New York State is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

It’s all about power, control and the money and hardly anything about providing safe care and services for our most vulnerable. Almost every imaginable safety and abuse prevention measure still is not in place to protect people with disabilities in residential care facilities and group homes. Hiding and concealing information and documents from authorities and the general public is the key to this disgusting scheme and this the path Governor Cuomo has chosen http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-cuomos-office-tightly-controls-public-records-2014oct23-story.html.

No longer can 911 and local police be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all sexual abuse and obviously all other crimes and medical emergencies. Donate to support this vital Civil Rights Movement for the disabled and their families, but also for our country and the world, the maltreatment and unequal treatment of the disabled is an international societal problem that must be addressed now. People with disabilities are equal and just as valuable and precious as anyone else- period. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Zen Magnets Receives Stay, Can Sell Products Throughout Holiday Season

Zen Magnets received the stay through injunction it wanted, and can sell its products throughout the rest of the year.

Zen Magnets received the stay through injunction it wanted, and can sell its products throughout the rest of the year.

One can't overlook the past success Zen Magnets has had against the CPSC. Throughout multiple battles against the CPSC, Zen Magnets proved two things:

It proved that it was willing to listen to CPSC regulations to create a safe product for consumers, and it proved that even a relatively small company can stand up against difficult circumstances.”

— Brendan Menapace

PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — After Zen Magnets received multiple stop-sales from the CPSC, despite initially winning an appeal granting magnetic ball toys safe for sale, the future of the company was in jeopardy. Zen Magnets founder Shihan Qu even took to YouTube to explain the situation, saying that, while the company was prepared to put up a legal fight, it would require resources that could very well bankrupt the company, as it would be unable to sell its products and make a profit.

"It's hard to say what will happen," Qu said at the time. "This might be where Zen Magnets ends."

It's not. At least not yet.

In a statement yesterday, Qu announced that Zen Magnets is once again selling its products. On Tuesday, a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado granted a request by the CPSC to vacate a preliminary injunction hearing scheduled for the next day. This due to the CPSC agreeing to "temporarily stay enforcement of the stop-sale order pending a resolution of plaintiff's motion for preliminary relief."

This is what Zen Magnets wanted before—a stay that would allow the company to sell its products throughout its appeal process. After all, this isn't a final resolution for the company, and its future is still in the balance, to a degree.
However, one can't overlook the past success Zen Magnets has had against the CPSC. Throughout multiple (successful) battles against the CPSC, Zen Magnets proved two things: It proved that it was willing to listen to CPSC regulations to create a safe product for consumers, and it proved that even a relatively small company can stand up against difficult circumstances.

"We are pursuing the preliminary injunction still, but at a bit slower pace than first expected," Qu said in an email. "The safe, highest precision magnets are once again available for sale likely throughout the holiday season. Though the long-term availability is still in question, this breath of air will allow us to continue to stand and sell through the rest of the year. Legal crowd-funding averted, once again, thank goodness."

So, while Zen Magnets still has an uphill battle to face, this allows them to create revenue without having to resort to crowd funding methods (something Qu was trying to avoid before), and, best of all for Zen Magnets, it won't have to shut down completely, like it originally feared.

At least for now.

Brendan Menapace
Promo Marketing Magazine
email us here
bmenapace@napco.com

Zen Magnets founder Shihan Qu


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Whistle-Blower & Key Witness Blocked from Speaking of Direct Causes of Rampant Sexual Abuse & Gov. Cuomo’s Involvement

Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

As the federal trial of a famous New York Times Whistle-Blower, Jeff Monsour, nears conclusion, most damning information will not be heard by the jury

Most of the evidence, testimony and facts surrounding anything to do with the massive sexual abuse scandal surrounding the disabled within Cuomo’s OPWDD agency tragically will not be heard by the jury”

— Michael Carey – Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — There was overwhelming evidence produced in this trial that still reveals many of the same systemic failures dating back to Willowbrook. Most of the facts and testimony that have allowed countless innocent and extremely vulnerable people with disabilities to be; sexually abused, severely harmed, or die prematurely as well as these crimes to be internally covered-up, were suspiciously blocked from coming into this federal trial.

Direct evidence that Governor Cuomo personally ordered the promotion of Jeff Monsour out of the hostile OPWDD work environment for his whistle-blowing activities to protect the disabled was kept from the jury. An expert on Cuomo’s system and the scope of abuse and neglect, as well as on the wide-scale cover-ups, Michael Carey personally requested Governor Cuomo to promote Mr. Monsour for his heroic actions and was in the room with the governor when he ordered it. It turned out that Governor Cuomo was playing some kind of sick game and lied, allowing Mr. Monsour to suffer for many more years for simply doing his job, which is to care for people with disabilities. Michael Carey and this direct evidence in this whistle-blower federal case against New York State were kept from being heard or seen by the jury.

“Most of the evidence, testimony and facts surrounding anything to do with the massive sex scandal surrounding the disabled within Cuomo’s agencies tragically will not be heard by the jury. Although, as a key witness for Mr. Monsour, kept from being able to testify and silenced in the courtroom, I will not and cannot be silenced from bringing the truth out to the general public, countless precious lives are at stake.” – Michael Carey

As the founder of Jonathan Carey Foundation and the parent of a 13 year old child named Jonathan who was killed in State care in 2007, I am outraged at the further injustices I have witnessed. I was personally blocked from being able to testify in this extremely important federal court case that can affect upwards of 1,000,000 lives. I am exercising my first amendment right of free speech to bring some key facts specifically surrounding direct causes that allow the rampant sexual abuse, rapes of girls and boys, as well adults of people with developmental disabilities within OPWDD, who is being sued and a defendant in this case, to continue and to be covered-up;

• Incompetent and gross insufficient employment and criminal background checks

• Direct care workers for the disabled do not need to be significantly trained or licensed, yet hair dressers and massage therapists do, among many other fields of employment

• No surveillance cameras in facilities or transport vehicles to help prevent these sex crimes or provide evidence to such heinous crimes to hold sexual predators accountable

• Darkened windows in most transport vehicles for the disabled

• Male staff alone bathing and doing women’s personal hygiene on their private areas, this is a recipe for sexual abuse and rape

• Male staff alone transporting disabled girls and women in many cases that are non verbal in vans with darkened windows and no surveillance cameras, again a recipe for sexual abuse and rape

• Unsafe staffing levels, in many cases only one or two on overnight shifts. A convicted sexual predator said Cuomo’s system is “a predator’s dream.

• Hardly any direct oversight of staff or any independent oversight of facilities, Cuomo’s system is likened to an animal house, where virtually anything goes.

• Staggering numbers of sexual assaults and rapes of the disabled and those struggling with mental illness are ordered by the governor to be internally reported to another State agency under his control, instead of 911, so almost all are covered-up with the governor’s knowledge and involvement.

• The disabled are denied their most basic equal rights to 911 emergency services and equal protection of laws when they are victims of sexual assault crimes while living in residential facilities and group homes. The disabled are being discriminated against and treated as a sub-human class of human being.

• The end result of such gross negligence and corruption is that tens of thousands of extremely vulnerable children and adults with disabilities are being used for sex and severely damaged within Cuomo’s mental health agencies every year.

Sexual abuse, rapes and cover-ups are crimes. Sexual abuse, rapes and cover-ups is the culture within Governor Andrew Cuomo’s OPWDD agency being sued in federal court. Here is the scope of this evil and criminal enterprise that is deeply rooted in Medicaid fraud. Governor Cuomo and the State of New York have done everything imaginable to conceal and hide this damning information from the feds;

“New York State documents obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) dating back to 2005 reveal that the New York State OMRDD/OPWDD system has a culture of sexual abuse, rape and cover-ups. Thousands of reported sex crimes committed against the disabled are never reported to local police or District Attorney’s and are disappearing within the system that former Attorney General Cuomo and now Governor Cuomo has protected with a vengeance http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2 . State data, as well as this well known study found on the State of Massachusetts website titled, Prevalence of Violence, http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html point to possibly one third of developmentally disabled residents within Governor Cuomo’s OPWDD system are being sexually assaulted annually. In the OPWDD system of 126,000 developmentally disabled children and adults, many of whom cannot speak to tell anyone anything, there are upwards of 43,000 victims of sexual assaults or rape every year. Try to wrap your mind around the scope of what I am bringing to your attention.” – Michael Carey

In March of 2011 the first of a massive series of investigative reports done by the New York Times came out regarding New York’s extremely dangerous and deadly mental health care system http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/nyregion/13homes.html . Jeffrey Monsour is featured in this report along with Michael Carey, and this massive award winning series was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html . The person mentioned in the first piece regarding sexual abuse, is Rick Sousie, this is what the times wrote;

“Five years ago, Mr. Sousie, then 47, was working at the home in Hudson Falls, about 50 miles north of Albany. After a co-worker saw him alone and standing between the legs of the severely disabled woman, who was lying on her back, the police were alerted. The victim was taken to the hospital, where a rape kit was administered, and Mr. Sousie was placed on administrative leave.”

Some paragraphs later, his disturbing defense claim, “Mr. Sousie, in an interview, denied that he had been involved in a sexual assault.”

“I was tucking in my shirt, and I got accused of raping a client, that’s what happened,“ he said. When it was pointed out that his lawyer had, as a defense, argued that Mr. Sousie had been masturbating — hence the presence of physical evidence — he conceded, “That’s the defense that we used, yes,” but declined to elaborate.

The general public needs to know the truth that this portion of this New York Times "Abused and Used" investigative news report was directed to be redacted in this whistle-blower retaliation lawsuit. Simply put two and two together, Governor Cuomo is being attempted to be protected. The truth must be made known, for over a decade both Jeffrey Monsour and Michael Carey have brought many of these systemic failures and the corruption to the Governor’s attention dating back to when he was the New York State Attorney General.

Following the New York Times “Abused and Used” investigative reporting series there were two follow-ups by the New York Times, one by Danny Hakim and the second by the NY Times Editorial Board. Please read both, they are extremely enlightening. Here is the first link http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/nyregion/state-lagging-on-dismissals-in-abuse-cases.html . Here are some damning statements from the second http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/opinion/protecting-the-most-vulnerable.html ;

“Two-and-a-half years ago, The Times reported horrifying abuse of people with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses by state employees, who were rarely punished for it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised action. But too little appears to have changed.”

“There is much the governor could do. He could require surveillance cameras in these facilities, just as prisons have them. He could make sure that the police get more involved.”

So why would Governor Cuomo practically ignore everyone? Governor Cuomo ignored well known advocates and whistle-blowers Michael Carey and Jeff Monsour, but more importantly he ignored the safety, health, equal rights and lives of 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities and their families. Governor Cuomo ignored the New York Times investigative reporting series and took no decisive actions to stop or prevent the rampant sexual abuse, rapes or cover-ups. Governor Cuomo has ignored and violated his oath of office to the Constitution and has blatantly denied people with disabilities equal access to 911 call systems and emergency medical and police services and assistance, as well as denied 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities their equal rights to equal protection of laws.

Governor Cuomo knows about these atrocities, he has protected most of the sexual predators and criminals involved and he has taken no significant actions to stop or prevent any of these sex crimes or criminal cover-ups. Governor Cuomo must be investigated and criminally charged as soon as possible. Here is an extensive timeline of what Governor Andrew Cuomo has known about and has protected for over ten years http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2

No longer can 911 and local police be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all sexual abuse and obviously all other crimes and medical emergencies. Donate to support this vital Civil Rights Movement for the disabled and their families, but also for our country and the world, the maltreatment and unequal treatment of the disabled is an international societal problem that must be addressed now. People with disabilities are equal and just as valuable and precious as anyone else- period. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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