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Crooked Detroit official details corruption in former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s office

Derrick Miller and former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Derrick Miller and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Kwame Kilpatrick’s arrest and conviction on multiple corruption charges rocked the black power structure in Detroit. Kilpatrick is currently serving a 28-year sentence in federal prison for crimes committed while he was mayor of Detroit. Now Derrick Miller, one of Kilpatrick’s top aides and a co-conspirator has detailed his crimes and life in what has been called the “Cass Tech Mafia” in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.

Miller reveals dramatic details and regrets regarding his descent into corruption with Kilpatrick. The resulting series of crimes led to 17 people being sentenced to federal prison. Miller served as Kilpatrick’s chief administrative officer and served as a go-between for contractor Bobby Ferguson. According to the government, Ferguson and Kilpatrick’s criminal enterprise netted millions in cash and gifts. Miller admitted that he once gave Kilpatrick an envelope from a contractor stuffed with $10,000 cash in a bathroom. Miller claims that he committed his crimes out of loyalty for Kilpatrick.

Miller claims he was pushed out of the inner circle of Detroit power over his concerns with the level of corruption in the mayor’s office. Miller is quoted as saying, “I said ‘no’ more than once to Kilpatrick about doing something wrong. … It didn’t go over well.”

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds handed down Miller’s sentence and acknowledged his cooperation with the government. Instead of being sentenced to prison he will do time at a halfway house for at least a year. In addition, last week Edmunds allowed Miller to set up a 100-year payment plan for the $240,858 he owes to the IRS.



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  1. JustmyOpnion on October 27, 2014 at 2:05 am

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    Michigan Attorney General(s) Violating Public Trust:
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    Title 18 sect. 1001 – a. except as otherwise provided in this section, Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly & willfully:
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    HHS OIG ( June Gibbs Brown ) News Release 21 Oct 98 – RACKETEERING SCHEME
    For Immediate Release Contact: Judy Holtz (202) 619-0893
    Wednesday, October 21,1998 Ben St.John (202) 619-1028
    OIG Issues Guidance on Volentary Disclosure Program for Dishonest Federal Health Insurance Providers, to Avoid a United States Government Investigation_Civil or Administrative T18CFR242CRIME ( allowing Patient Dumping and illegal billing, http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm – Dispute Resolution Procedure, used to force illegal HCFA State Medicaid HMO Kickback conversion ), and to AVOID Exclusion _ imminent danger Elder Fraud and Abuse By Dept. of Justice employees http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/selfdisclosure.asp – HCFA ( Nancy-Ann Min DeParle ) 1996 HIPAA Violation
    DATED: November 24, 1998
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    June Gibbs Brown [ HHS ] Inspector General
    DATED: November 24, 1998
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    Nancy-Ann Min DeParle [ HCFA ] Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
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    1998 — The Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control ( dispute resolution procedure ) Account, would be established as an expenditure account within the Federal [ OPM FEHB – HCFA Medicare/Medicaid – CHAMPVA – TRICARE ] Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund.
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    https://www.facebook.com/jennifergranholm/info // Prior to becoming governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm served as a judicial clerk for Michigan’s 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. She became a Federal Prosecutor [ U.S. Attorney – Dispute Resolution Procedure: http://www.pacourts.us/NR/rdonlyres/3859D3F1-70EB-493E-9837-9D5F59E588A2/0/PennsylvaniaPublicHealthLawBenchBook.pdf – used to obstruct justice T18CFR1518CRIME, and deny civil and criminal rights for due process of law, regarding Federal Hospital Insurance Fraud and Patient Abuse – T18CFR242CRIME ] in Detroit in 1990, and in 1994, she was appointed Wayne County Corporation Counsel. Granholm was elected Michigan’s first female State Attorney General in 1998.
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    In 1999, State Attorney General Jennifer Granholm and State Attorney General Wallace Hart, in the ‘Health Care Fraud Division’ – (who was Convicted in 1992 of stealing 2.6 million in Tax payer funds), began Conducting a Criminal Enterprise (Racketeering), a 20-year felony _ using a DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE: michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm – which is illegal agreement with Federal ( OPM FEHB ) _ HMO hospital insurance service contract providers ( Health Alliance Plan WAYNE COUNTY, Detroit), used to criminally terminate Existing Federal ( OPM FEHB et al ) _ HMO hospital insurance policies _ PATIENT DUMPING $25,000 felony EACH adverse determination: Title 9-110.800 Violent Crimes 42CFR1003.105 in Aid of Racketeering Activity (18 U.S.C. § 1959) // T42CFR438.704 – and allowing Federal HMO illegal billing – ( unjust enrichment for the health insurance industry ), to force illegal application for HCFA|CMS State Medicaid HMO kickback conversion, $50,000 felony against Each defrauded individual: eligibility poor.
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    1999 Federal OPM FEHB|HMO – Hospital Insurance Service Contract Provider
    Health Alliance Plan Detroit Michigan – Region 5 HCFA|CMS
    OPM FEHB ( Federal Employee Health Benefits Program RI 73-015 …. page 15 )
    DENIED – http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm – Patient Dumping
    OPM FEHBP ” Hospital Extended Care Benefits ” CITE: 42CFR409.33
    The Plan PROVIDES a comprehensive range of benefits when skilled nursing care is necessary & confinement in a skilled nursing facility is medically appropriate as determined by a plan doctor.
    The Plan PAYS FOR up to 730 days ( 2 years LONG TERM CARE ) each continuous period of confinement or for sucessive periods seperated by less than 60 days.
    This 730 days period will be reduced by 2 days for every Inpatient HOSPITAL day Prior to ADMISSION to a Skilled Nursing Facility. ( Hospital Transfers ). A new period of 730 days ( 2 years – LONG TERM CARE ) will begin after at least 60 days have elapsed from the last date of discharge. You ( Covered Individual ) Pay Nothing. All necessary Services Are Covered, including: ::::::: bed, board & general nursing care ::::::: drugs, biologicals, supplies & equipement ordinarily provided or arranged by the skilled nursing facility when perscribed by a Plan Doctor.
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    Carl Levin – United States Senator for Michigan: Issues – Money Laundering — Money laundering occurs when criminals [ Michigan _ 1999 State Attorney General(s) _ Jennifer Granholm and Wallace Hart HCF Division T18CFR242CRIME, illegal agreement with in 1999 with ERIC HOLDER http://www.JUSTICE.gov/dag/pubdoc/HIPAA00ar21.htm – T42CFR438.704 ] disguise proceeds from criminal activities [ DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE — OPM FEHB _ HMO Hospital Insurance Fraud _ Patient Dumping and allowing Federal HMO illegal biling defrauded [ RETIRED / ELDERLY ] individuals – ( $25,000 Hospital anti dumping violation _ $25,000 Nursing Facility anti dumping violation – to FORCE illegal application for — HCFA State MEDICAID _ HMO KICKBACK conversion – http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm – $50,000 anti kickback violation / collecting $100,000 from Federal HMO’s for EACH defrauded Retired OPM FEHB et al / anti trust violation – T18CFR1001CRIME ] as legitimate funds.
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    1998 – The Secretary HHS and the Attorney General would be required to submit a joint Annual Report to Congress on the revenues and expenditures, and the justification for such disbursements from the ‘Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control ( Dispute Resolution Procedure fully launched in 1999 http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm – T18CFR242CRIME ) – Account’
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    Anti Trust Violation – From 2000 to 2007, the median earnings of Michigan workers increased 5 percent, from $25,910 to $27,096. During that time [ illegal ] ANNUAL health insurance premiums for Michigan working families Rose 17 times Faster than median Earnings – ‘Unjust enrichment for the health insurance industry’, and FORCED POVERTY for defrauded [ Retired OPM FEHB et al ] individuals – Dispute Resolution Procedure _ fully launched in 1999 http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm – PATIENT DUMPING – and allowing Federal HMO illegal billing – TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 13 > § 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law — causing individuals to loose thier Lives, Homes and other personal property.
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    JUDICIARY COMMITTEE _ “We can save $125 billion in simply not giving out money to Medicare recipients that don’t exist – for procedures that didn’t happen,” Issa said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
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    U.S. Attorney General – Eric Himpton Holder, Jr was formally nominated on January 20, 2009 and was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 28 with a bipartisan vote of 17 to 2. He was officially confirmed by the entire SENATE on February 2, 2009 by a vote of 75 to 21.
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    JUDICIARY OVERSITE // FINANCIAL CRIME // 24 FEB 2010 — 12:00 PM Noon — U.S. House H.R. 4626 just passed – ABUSE OF OFFICIAL AUTHORITY – Removal of Anti Trust Exemption for the Health Insurance Industry – CONFLICT of INTEREST CRIME — 1999 Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder – http://www.JUSTICE.gov/dag/pubdoc/HIPAA00ar21.htm National Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control ( Dispute Resolution Procedure T18CFR242CRIME ) TASK FORCE – giving illegal EXCLUSION from federal prosecution to Federal HMO POLICY – Hospital Insurance Service Contractors, for defrauding the United States Government and Individual U.S. Citizens, by criminal denial of existing Federal ( OPM FEHB ) _ HMO Hospital Insurance Services – http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm, used to force Federal Beneficiaries into illegal Application for CMS State Medicaid HMO Kickback conversion ~ eligibility poor. MONEY LAUNDERING ( $100,000 on EACH Defrauded Individual ) – knowingly and willingly _ racketeering against the elderly, middle class and poor
    Dems: YES 238 – Reps: NO 181
    4:00 PM HR 4626 regarding 1945 McCarron|Ferguson Act – Make Health Insurers subject to both State and Federal Regulations – Passed – 406 YES – 19 NO *** NOT PASSED by the SENATE ***
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    25 February 2010 — ANTI TRUST Violation – Rep. Bart Stupak ( D-MICHIGAN – racketeering scheme – dispute resolution procedure – http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm – adverse determination: criminal denial of existing Federal HMO Hospital Insurance Services, used to force illegal CMS state Medicaid HMO kickback conversion – anti trust violation – T18CFR1001CRIME ) chaired a Commerce Subcommittee on OVERSITE and INVESTIGATIONS hearing on recent [ FEDERAL ] Health Insurance RATE INCREASES [ Unjust Enrichment for Federal Providers – Anti Trust Violation T18CFR242CRIME ] by Anthem Blue Cross, a subsidiary of WellPoint Incorporated. The increases, reported to be as high as 39 percent, primarily [ ADVERSELY – Dispute Resolution Procedure T42CFR438.704 ] Affect INDIVIDUALS in CALIFORNIA
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    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder — Office Of Dispute Resolution For Acquisition (ODR) — Nov 23, 2010 …for Acquisition (ODR) is the SOLE, Statutorily Designated TRIBUNAL for all [ Federal OPM FEHB_ HMO Hospital insurance Policy ] Contract Disputes – http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm, T18CFR242CRIME.
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    2010 – HHS – Kathleen Sebelius [ racketeering ] spoke to reporters and answered questions about A NEW REPORT on Health Insurance PREMIUM INCREASES [ unjust enrichement for Federal Providers – ANTI TRUST Violation ], including requested increases in Connecticut, Maine, MICHIGAN – racketeering scheme: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm ], Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. The report comes shortly after Anthem Blue Cross announced plans to raise rates on its California customers by as much as 39 percent.
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    2014 – Additional Intent to Harm — http://www.michigan.gov/documents/HMO_Complaint_Informationa_158401_7.htm — Retired OPM FEHB et al ELDERLY: even further – http://www.factcheck.org/2014/01/MEDICAID-Estate-recovery-program/ – going after Retired OPM FEHB defrauded SPOUSES, that were FORCED ( Dispute Resolution Procedure – Patient Dumping and illegal billing ) – into illegal application for CMS State Medicaid HMO KICKBACK Conversion T18CFR242CRIME.

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  2. R Hugh Sirius on January 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    What is the difference between former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and current U.S. President Barack Obama? Obama has yet to be caught.