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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 08:30 PM
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Former MO US Attorney Todd Graves Revealed to Be Ninth Attorney Targeted By Alberto Gonzales (?)
I have no idea how credible this is:


Former MO US Attorney Todd Graves Revealed to Be Ninth Attorney Targeted By Alberto Gonzales

Written by Samuel Lipari

Kansas City, MO -- Apr 09, 2007 -- /prbuzz/ -- Medical Supply Chain founder Samuel Lipari unearthed a US Department of Justice memo revealing the Office of the Attorney General had targeted not eight but ten US Attorneys including the former attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Todd P. Graves. The documents were obtained during Medical Supply Chain's discovery related to the civil antitrust action Medical Supply Chain, Inc. v. Novation LLC, et al, Western District of Missouri case #05-210-CV-W-ODS filed on March 9, 2005.

The e-mail dated January 9th, 2006 from Kyle Sampson, chief of staff for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, to Harriet Miers and William Kelley at the White House, shows the ten U.S. Attorneys that were first selected to voluntarily resign or face termination. Attorneys that resigned were redacted. Todd P. Graves of Missouri resigned March 24, 2006.

The Western District of Missouri US Attorney office under Todd P. Graves had been active in prosecuting Medicare fraud. Medical Supply Chain, Inc.'s civil antitrust suit against Texas based Novation LLC, Volunteer Hospital Association (VHA), University Health System Consortium (UHC) and Neoforma, Inc. alleges the companies formed a cartel and were involved in a scheme to monopolize hospital supplies to defraud Medicare through payments to administrators and kickbacks. ~snip~

The first prosecutor identified as being fired by the Office of the Attorney General was Carol Lam, a U.S. Attorney in San Diego, California. Carol Lam was personally prosecuting Medicare fraud at the Tenet Healthcare Alvarado hospital when political pressure was brought on the Justice Department to remove her from office. Carol Lam's prosecution caused the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services threatened to cut Medicare and Medicaid funds to Alvarado Hospital Case # 03CR15870 US Dist. Court Southern California. ~snip~

<more>: http://www.prbuzz.com/former-mo-us-attorney-todd-graves...
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 08:38 PM
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1. Definitely something to keep our eye on... k & r
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 08:39 PM
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2. Holy Crap..Two US Prosectting attorneys die in the same year
and they are both investigating the same organization. And they both signed the subpoenas. What the hell?

What are the statistics of this happening to two attorneys out of 83 total in the same year.

Why do I get the feeling that the woman that just resigned from the DOJ is involved in this?

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Thelma Louise Quince Colbert had been found dead in her swimming pool on July 20th, 2004 and the Ft. Worth office Senior US Prosecuting Attorney that had signed the subpoenas, Shannon Ross (formerly of Kansas) was found dead in her home on September 13th, 2004. Shannon Ross's investigation of Novation LLC sparked the New York Times article
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 09:07 PM
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3. This is from a campaign website:
div class="excerpt"]The Dallas Morning News

U.S. attorney's office loses 3 'go-to guys': 2 prosecutors to work as defense attorneys, while third is retiring

October 18, 2004

Three of the region's most experienced and skilled federal prosecutors recently left government service, creating a void at the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, officials said. Two veteran prosecutors Michael Uhl and Michael Snipes are switching to potentially more lucrative jobs as white-collar defense attorneys. The third, Leonard Senerote, is retiring. The three, who have decades of combined experience on complex cases, are the last winners of the Greater Dallas Crime Commission's award for federal prosecutor of the year. ~snip~

~snip~ All three men will be missed in a district already reeling from the unexpected deaths of criminal chief Shannon Ross and civil litigator Thelma Louise Quince Colbert, Mr. Roper said. Ms. Ross, who had been feeling ill, was found dead last month in her home. Ms. Colbert accidentally drowned in July. ~snip~

http://www.mikesnipesforjudge.com/inthenews/doj_retirem...


Lost two by death, then three more by resignation
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 09:12 PM
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4. Wow...
Something is going terribly wrong at the DOJ...which seems to be putting the country at Great Risk. Just Wow..
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