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March 4, 2005

The Terri Schiavo Case: Schindler Attorney Says Judge Erred, Death Order Void

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

Did Michael Schiavo use the money that was supposed to be used to rehabilitate her to instead cause her death?

"Some $750,000 that was to have been used for rehabilitative services for Terri has instead been used by Schiavo to employ attorneys to cause her death."

By The Empire Journal
While the attorneys for the parents of Terri Schiavo were filing a new motion Wednesday seeking to void the 2000 death order issued by Sixth Circuit Court Judge George Greer because critical evidence was discounted by Greer, the secretary of the state's Department of Children and Families (DCF) indicated that the agency may use the services of a forensic accountant to investigate alleged financial exploitation in the case.

The DCF, statutorily charged with conducting protective investigations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults, has given notice to the court that they are intervening in the case and have sought a 60-day stay of Greer's order in order to conduct their investigation.

Greer has reaffirmed his 2000 order, now ordering estranged husband and guardian Michael Schiavo to remove nutrition and hydration from his wife at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 18.  Once the assisted feeding is removed, it will take up to two weeks for her to die by starvation.

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Posted by Hyscience at March 4, 2005 1:52 PM

If this is the case about a criminial conspiracy to committ insurance fraud (and it probably is)why don't the schlinders sue the state of florida puke george felos and puke mike shiavo for all of the aggravation they have caused to them ?

Where do i start with this ?

1. IT WAS INSURANCE FRAUD FROM THE BEGINNING.

2. MIKE IS THE CAUSE OF TERRI'S INJURIES.

3 THE GROSS INCOMPENTANCE OF THE DCF IN HANDLING THE CASE.

4. FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF A DISABLED PERSON BY PUKE MIKE SCHIAVO USING REHAB FUNDS TO PAY OFF LEGAL FEES TO A VERY UNETHICAL AND CORRUPT LAWYER.


6. THE IRS SHOULD BE AUDITING SCUM MIKE AND GEORGE'S TAX RETURNS.

IF THIS MEANS HARRASSING THEM BY CONSTANT TAX AUDITS I DON'T CARE LESS.


7. SCUMBAG MIKE HAS A BIG PROBLEM ABOUT ANY PHYSICAL ACCOUNTING OF ALL OF THAT MONEY HE WAS SUPPOSED TO SPEND ON POOR TERRI'S REHAB.

8.MASSIVE FRAUD CONCERNING ILLEGAL MEDICAID PAYMENTS.

I HEAR THE HOSPICE WHERE TERRI IS ILLEGALLY BEING HELD AT THE US AND HEALTH AND SERVICE ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO COLLECT $ 14,000,000 OF ILLEGALLY MADE PAYMENTS THAT WAS PAID TO THE DEATH FACTORY HOSPICE.

I WISH THEM THE BEST OF LUCK TRYING TO COLLECT IT............ LOL BABY !!!!!!!!!!

WHERE ARE THE REHAB PERFORMANCE PLANS AND WHERE ARE THE RECEIPTS ?

8.THE WHOLE THING SHOULD BE TRIED AS A RICO CASE BECAUSE OF HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY INVOLVED AND THE MASSIVE FRAUD THAT WAS COMMITTED.

THIS IS THE METHOD THAT IS USED TO BUST ORGANIZED CRIME.

IN THE END MIKEY AND GEORGE SHOULD GET CONVICTED IN COURT IN THE SAME WAY THEY TRY TO CONVICT TERRI.

AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED BOTH OF THESE LOW LIFE MAGGOTS AND SCOUNDRELS SHOULD GET 600 YEARS ( 300 YEARS EACH )PLUS IN STATE AND FEDERAL PRISON .

GEORGE FELOS SHOULD LOSE HIS LAW FIRM AND AS FAR AS MIKEY IS CONCERNED THERE SHOULD BE INSULT TO INJURY FOISTED ON HIM IN THE FORM OF A FORFEITURE OF ALL OF HIS PROPERTY AND ASSETS.

THIS WOULD INCLUDE CONFISCATION OF HIS BIG $400000 HOME ALL OF HIS FANCY DAN CARS AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT HE OWNS.

IT WOULD MAKE ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES LOOK TAME BY COMPARISION.

Posted by: lance at March 4, 2005 11:50 PM

HERE IS THE FOLLOWING TRANSCRIPT FROM ABC NEWS NIGHTLINE FROM AN INTERVIEW FROM MIKE SCHIAVO AND GEORGE FELOS.

I GOT SO MAD AFTER READING IT I GOT SO UPSET I WAS SCREAMING OBSCENITIES AND I WANTED TO PUT MY HAND THROUGH MY COMPUTER MONITOR.

I HAVE NEVER IN ALL OF MY BORN DAYS HAVE I EVER HEARD SUCH FALSEHOODS SINFUL DECEIT AND OUTRIGHT LIES.

I COULD JUST IMAGINE OF THE SATANIC EMULATION THAT WAS PERMEATED BY THESE TWO GODLESS AND VILE AND EVIL MEN IN THIS INTERVIEW.

March 15, 2005 -- Michael Schiavo won a series of lengthy court battles for the right to take his severely-disabled wife Terri off life support, but now faces a new challenge from Florida lawmakers who are seeking to pass a bill that would stop him from doing so.

Terri Schiavo collapsed in 1990 and suffered severe brain damage. She has been kept alive by a feeding tube ever since and has been unable to speak or care for herself. Her parents have insisted she is not in a persistent vegetative state, as doctors appointed by the court have concluded. They also believe she would not have wanted to be allowed to die.

Terri Schiavo collapsed in 1990 and suffered severe brain damage. She has been kept alive by a feeding tube ever since and has been unable to speak or care for herself. Her parents have insisted she is not in a persistent vegetative state, as doctors appointed by the court have concluded. They also believe she would not have wanted to be allowed to die.

The following is a transcript of their conversation.

BURY: Joining us now from Dunedin, Fla., Michael Schiavo and his lawyer George Felos.

Michael, you've had very little to say outside of what's been filed in the legal briefs over the last year or so. Why have you decided to come out tonight and have something to say?

SCHIAVO: The reason why I've been keeping private for the longest time ever here, I've always wanted to protect my wife's privacy. I don't like — I didn't want to put her picture all over the news. I just wanted to keep her private.

And today, and what's going on in the legislation, is really the reason why I'm starting to speak out, because it's outrageous.

BURY: When you say the legislation, I assume what you're talking about is the bill back now in the Florida legislature, which actually passed a committee in the legislature today and could be on Gov. Bush's desk by Friday, which is the same day that Terri's feeding tubes are to be removed. Is that right?

SCHIAVO: That's correct.

You know, it's really uncomprehensible to think that a private family matter that has gone through the judiciary system for the past seven years — I mean, we're talking all the way up to the United States Supreme Court — and for a governor to come into this without any education on the subject and push his personal views into this and have his Republican legislation pass laws so that this doesn't happen.

He's basically jumping right over the state court's decision. We might as well not have any state courts.

BURY: Just, Michael, so we can all understand the legislation — as I understand it, this would require that before the feeding tubes could be removed from someone in a vegetative state, they would have had to have left written instructions to the effect that that was OK with that. Is that correct?

SCHIAVO: That's what they're trying to pass now, yes.

BURY: And let me ask your lawyer, George Felos: How problematic is this legislation for you?

FELOS: Chris, this is the second time this has happened.

As everyone knows, in October 2003 the governor sent armed men to Terri's death bed, took her to a hospital and had surgery performed on her against her will.
The Florida Supreme Court said that was unconstitutional, and it also said there is absolutely nothing the Florida legislature can pass that can undo the result in Terri Schiavo's case. Yet, in response to political pressure, the legislature is poised to pass another unconstitutional bill.
And not only that, it's not just Floridians' rights that are at stake, but everyone in the country. There is a bill in the United States Congress, and this bill in the United States Congress would virtually let any family member bring a federal court habeas corpus proceeding, which would tie up a case like that for years in federal court, which would make it virtually impossible for anyone to remove artificial life support.

And I want to mention, too, for everyone listening out there, this bill, filed in federal court, does not pertain just to vegetative patients. It doesn't pertain just to removal of feeding tubes. It pertains to removal or refusal of any type of medical treatment.

BURY: Just for the sake of argument, if this Florida bill moves through the legislature and Governor Bush signs it as early as Friday, does that move the whole thing back into the courts?

SCHIAVO: Well, we'll have to see what, in fact, passes on Friday.

It may very well delay implementation of Terri's rights. We certainly hope that it will not. But it is beyond any doubt that the Florida Supreme Court will once again declare such a law unconstitutional.
BURY: Michael, did Terri, your wife, leave any kind of written instructions about her wishes?

SCHIAVO: She didn't leave any written instructions. She has verbally expressed her wishes to me and other people.

BURY: She had verbally expressed them in what context exactly?

SCHIAVO: Through watching some TV program, a conversation that happened regarding her uncle that was very ill.
BURY: And how long ago was that?

SCHIAVO: Oh, we're talking — it's now been 15 years. We're talking a couple of year, three years before this happened to Terri.
BURY: So there's no kind of written record at all. It's basically your recollection and those of other family members.
SCHIAVO: Yes, it is.

FELOS: But, Chris…
BURY: Go ahead, George.

FELOS: You have to remember that statistics show that something around 20 to 30 percent of adult Americans have written living wills. And if you're going to try to restrict families and patients from making decisions to stop artificial life support because patient declarations were oral, then the vast majority of Americans are going to be prevented from making these types of decisions.

BURY: Michael, in the heated rhetoric that's swirling around this case and has been for a number of years now — all kinds of charges have been flying back and forth.

First of all, do you stand to benefit financially in any way from your wife's death?

SCHIAVO: There is no money. I will receive not a penny.

BURY: You did receive something of a malpractice settlement north of $1 million at one point, is that correct?

SCHIAVO: Yes.

FELOS: Well, no.

BURY: And what happened to that?

FELOS: Michael didn't receive those funds. Those were received in Terri's guardianship and it was a bank who was her guardian of the property that administered those funds.

BURY: But the question remains: What happened to those funds?

FELOS: Well, those funds have been used for Terri's medical care and guardianship expenses and costs and fees over many, many years.

Those funds are virtually gone, and Mr. Schiavo is not going to inherit or gain one penny by the result of Terri's death.
BURY: And so, Michael, who is now — and let's get the camera over to Michael if we can — Michael, who is now paying for Terri's case?
SCHIAVO: Actually, right now, she's listed on the indigent list for hospice. They were taking care of her. They take very good care of her.
BURY: It's got to be very expensive.
SCHIAVO: She had — I haven't received any bills from it, so I couldn't tell you how much it would cost.
BURY: Your wife's family and their supporters have been arguing in the most graphic terms that what you are going to allow happen on Friday, in their words, is in effect condemning your wife to a cruel death by starvation.
I'd like you to address that charge from them.

SCHIAVO: That's one of their soapboxes they've been on for a long time.

Terry will not be starved to death. Her nutrition and hydration will be taken away. This happens across this country every day.
Terry can't — she has no cortex left. She doesn't feel pain. She doesn't feel hunger.
So what's going to happen is slowly — her potassium and her electrolytes will slowly diminish and she will drift off to a nice little sleep and eventually pass on to be with God.


CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TODAY IN SUPPORT OF HR.1151 AND SCREAM TO THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS AND SAY" WE ARE MADDER THAN HELL AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: grumpy at March 16, 2005 12:58 AM



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