Yemen’s Houthi rebels -claim drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil -Russia has aerial footage?

September 15, 2019

To point the finger at Iran is a no-brainer.  But how is it that Russia has the aerial footage?

This is the same week that Bolton is booted out of the White House as foreign advisor.  Seems like many players here.

Iran is usually really good at taking the bow for a job they did.  They are not claiming this one.  The Houthies are not really Shia or Sunnies.  They are opportunists though.

The stock price will go up by $8 – $12 per barrel.  Now, THAT is interesting, since it would be in the pocket book interest of the Globalists in US, Russia and Turkey (since they control a vast area of transport) as well as others who would have little angst about the price going up.

There’s one other thing to consider Russia, Turkey and Iran meeting,

Syria’s Idlib to take center stage in Turkey, Russia, Iran talks

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet again to strike a deal over the last rebel-held enclave in Syria. DW provides an overview of the catastrophic situation in Idlib.

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The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia are meeting in Ankara on Monday to discuss Syria and the last rebel enclave in Idlib amid Turkish concerns over the consequences of a Syrian government offensive there.

(https://www.dw.com/en/syrias-idlib-to-take-center-stage-in-turkey-russia-iran-talks/a-50438070?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf)

 

Houthies attack Saudi Arabia petroleum refinery

With 10 drones the video clip says

Putin knows about the attacks by drones in Saudi Arabia

10 drones —Россия 24

apparently attacked – got through the airspace of SA?

an airspace that is heavily monitored by Israel, US, Iran, Turkey and Russia

None detected? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07S6sozHJcQ&t=48s

 

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These drones look familiar, but that may be because the ME is copying our design?  Not sure.  And how would the Houthies get such sophisticated drones that go undetected.  And 10 of them at that?

How quickly good news (being cheeky) spreads that Russia 24 is able to obtain aerials so quickly?  Lots of Russia / Iran / Houthi cooperation / coordination going on here.

Could they have confused the systems detection devices by “swarming?”

 

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Muhammad Al-Byhaili

Investment watch reports:

Houthi rebels in Yemen claim responsibility for drone strike on oil in Saudi Arabia, Mike Pompeo wants to pin responsibility on Iran.

by hopelessbookworm

Uh oh, could be that Pompeo and Washington hawks have found a window for a false flag. The Houthis claim responsibility for this drone attack but Pompeo claims there’s no evidence of Yemen origins for the drone. They are calling it an “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.” Not reassuring rhetoric there. They really really want their war with Iran.

 

via NYT:

Drone attacks claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck two key oil installations inside Saudi Arabia on Saturday, damaging facilities that process the vast majority of the country’s crude output and raising the risk of a disruption in world oil supplies.

The attacks immediately escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a standoff between the United States and Iran, even as key questions remained unanswered — where the drones were launched from, and how the Houthis managed to hit facilities deep in Saudi territory, some 500 miles from Yemeni soil.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind what he called “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply” and asserted that there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.” He did not, however, specify an alternative launch site, and the Saudis themselves refrained from pointing the finger directly at Iran.

President Trump condemned the attack in a phone call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and offered support for “Saudi Arabia’s self defense,” the White House said in a statement, adding that the United States “remains committed to ensuring global oil markets are stable and well supplied.”

 

POMPEO SAYS ATTACK on SAUDI OIL FACILITIES CAME FROM IRAN & NOT YEMEN

Secretary Pompeo

@SecPompeo

Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.

Secretary Pompeo

@SecPompeo

We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran’s attacks. The United States will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression

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Fungus – Candida – 20 foods to fight it and prevention

September 15, 2019

 

 

Beat Candida and balance your gut health with these 20 anti-fungal foods

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(Natural News) Patients with a candida infection need to eat as many anti-fungal foods as possible. These healthy foods kill the yeast by starving them of sugar and breaking down candida’s cellular walls.

One of the best anti-fungal foods is coconut oil. It contains caprylic acid and lauric acid which support the immune system.

Apple cider vinegar has enzymes that can control yeast populations in the body, normalize pH levels, and encourage the growth of healthy bacteria.

Garlic possesses anti-fungal properties that suppress candida. It increases and supports the population of good bacteria.

Onions help get rid of excess fluids, a problem experienced by many patients with candidiasis. If the scent of onions is too strong for your nose, add parsley.

Ginger cleanses the liver and helps blood circulate through the body. It reduces inflammation in the gut that stems from Candida overgrowth. It may be consumed raw, as a powder, or as tea.

Seaweed is rich in iodine that alleviates hypothyroidism, a condition associated with candidiasis. It also helps purge heavy metals and toxins from the intestinal tract and the rest of the body.

Lemon juice improves the efficiency of the digestive system and aids the movement of the colon that expels toxins from the body. Lime juice shares these anti-fungal benefits as well. (Related: Candida Auris: The silent superbug that’s already too late to stop – full documentary.)

Anti-fungal foods for candidiasis patients

Pumpkin seeds have plenty of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These good fatty acids prevent Candida from injuring the intestinal lining. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation while omega-6 fatty acids oversee metabolism. Pumpkin seeds also have anti-parasitic and anti-viral properties.

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The essential oil of cloves contains a chemical called eugenol. When consumed, eugenol helps stop fungal infections. Clove oil kills yeast cells very quickly. To manage candidiasis naturally, add the spice to foods or tea.

Turmeric is renowned for its numerous health benefits, which include being a potent anti-bacterial. This well-known spice contains curcumin, which can suppress different strains of Candida albicans. Turmeric powder is used to make curry or added to drinks. It is also available as a tea and as a supplement in capsule form.

Adding cinnamon to a meal can turn it into an anti-fungal food. A 2011 study by researchers from Hebei Medical University showed that cinnamon oil can kill Candida yeast by causing the cells to undergo drastic changes. The same study found that pogostemon oil has a similar anti-fungal activity.

Butter has large amounts of butyric acid which regulates inflammatory responses in the gut. It also has lauric acid, which has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.

Foods with essential oils and extracts

Oregano oil is a natural anti-fungal that stops the growth of Candida. It may be applied as a topical treatment or taken orally as a capsule or liquid.

Extracts from the pulp and seeds of grapefruit can kill molds and yeasts. In addition to killing Candida in the intestines, grapefruit extracts can improve the immune system and pH level of the body.

Cruciferous vegetables have sulfur and other compounds that limit the growth of Candida. Eat arugula, broccoli, cabbage, and radish for their strong anti-fungal effects.

Probiotic foods replenish beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Foods like kefir and yogurt can help stop Candida.

Eat kimchi, sauerkraut, and other fermented foods after finishing detox. They have lots of vitamin C and B12 that boost the immune system.

Cayenne pepper improves digestion, prevents constipation, and expels toxins from the body. It works on both genital and oral candidiasis.

Coriander inhibits the adhesion and growth of Candida. It also hastens patient recovery from fungal infections.

Olive oil and olive leaf extracts have natural anti-fungal properties. The oil also supports the immune system and returns blood sugar to normal levels.

FROM –

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-13-20-anti-fungal-foods-to-beat-candida.html

 

 

 


Liable – lies about Pro America supporters with criminal activities perpetrated in the name of MAGA to demonize support of people on the right

September 14, 2019

Former NFL player’s business vandalized with ‘MAGA’ and racist slurs — but police say it was a hoax

Step aside Jussie Smollett

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California mental illness – Pod People – Paying to live in Auschwitz style conditions

September 14, 2019

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Abortion – ripping beating hearts of babies out of them- is murder of the most horrific kind. EVIL among us

September 14, 2019

The horrors described below are worse than anything that most people have ever heard of.  One wonders if all the slasher movies and horror flicks were created so that somehow the below would not be as shocking as it truly is.

Kermit Barron Gosnell was just the start of us learning about the horrors being committed on a daily basis anywhere USA

Daleiden reveals to court his horror of finding that ‘live beating’ hearts of aborted babies were for sale

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In his first-ever time in the witness stand, pro-life advocate David Daleiden testified to the disturbing details in the fetal organ harvesting industry that led him to embark on an undercover investigation of the gruesome practice.

Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are charged with 15 felony counts of illegal recording of confidential communications in connection with undercover videos the Center for Medical Progress released in 2015 that provide evidence of Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking in baby body parts.

The 30-year-old graduate of Claremont McKenna College testified he worked in investigative research with Lila Rose of Live Action, part-time in 2008 and full-time in 2010, before founding CMP in 2013.

He became interested in investigating the aborted baby parts harvesting industry in 2012, when he saw a 20/20 documentary made in 2000 about the harvesting of aborted baby organs at a Planned Parenthood in Kansas.

The whistleblower in that case, Dean Alberty, worked inside the Planned Parenthood abortion center as a fetal tissue procurer for a company called Opening Lines. Alberty spoke on 20/20 of receiving aborted babies intact and of “cutting open the chest and seeing the heart was still beating.”

Alberty subsequently testified in a congressional hearing that at one point, the abortion doctor brought him 24-week-old twins born alive after a failed abortion in Kansas City, Daleiden said. When Alberty said he did not want to harvest organs from living children, the abortionist then “drowned them in a pan,” Daleiden told the court.

Daleiden said he read Alberty’s congressional testimony in 2010, and after that read a book by Suzane Rini called Beyond Abortion, a Chronicle of Fetal experimentation, “a very in-depth literature review of all fetal experimentation” and that he “tried to follow up on the more significant, more disturbing studies she cited.”

That included a 1967 study titled “The artificial placenta,” in which a live baby is submerged in a “perfusion apparatus” intended to simulate a womb, to see “how long the fetus can stay alive.”

 

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Daleiden said he believed the researchers obtained the live babies for this study from abortion, and that he found the experimentation “extremely disturbing.”

“I had nightmares about it for about a week afterward,” he told the court.

He testified that while the congressional hearings based on Alberty’s revelations took place in 2000, by 2010, no major journalist, no major advocacy associations “had done anything further.”

Daleiden said he believed this was something that should be brought to the attention of “the American people and to American law enforcement.”

He then started investigating the fetal tissue harvesting industry on the internet, finding the company Advanced Bioscience Research, (ABR) which had been operating since 1989, “as long as I’d been alive,” and which had “escaped any scrutiny” during the 2000 congressional hearings, other than “a tiny bit of reporting.”

ABR had “early on partnered with Planned Parenthood Mar Monte,” the “biggest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the country,” Daleiden said.

He later met with Linda Tracy, the CEO of ABR, and Perrin Larton, its chief procurement officer, he told the court.

Daleiden also discovered fetal tissue procurement company StemExpress when a friend sent him a link in 2011 to a Craigslist job posting by the company for a “procurement technician” to “harvest gestational tissue, fetal tissue.”

StemExpress “identified Planned Parenthood clinics in Northern California as where they wanted their technician to work in,” Daleiden said.

The StemExpress website in 2011 contained a drop-down menu of the “human fetal body parts you wanted to order,” which included “all different kinds of organs and tissues,” such as brain, heart, heart with veins and arteries attached, liver, sinus.

The StemExpress website also had a drop-down menu for “the gestational age of fetal body parts you wanted to order,” which went up to 20 weeks,Daleiden said.

Screenshots he took of the menus were in the court’s exhibits.

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Daleiden said that at this point he was actively monitoring the fetal harvesting business on the web and noticed a Stanford University study published in “Circulation” in 2012 that cited StemExpress as supplying fetal hearts.

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The study used the Langendorff perfusion technique and in its “methods” section described the process as: “In brief, human fetal hearts were perfused using a Langendorff apparatus.”

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The CEO of StemExpress, Doe 12, testified last week that she required researchers to credit her company. Daleiden pointed out that StemExpress was “cited in parenthesis” in the methods and practices section of the study.

Daleiden said he researched the Langendorff apparatus and found that it was “designed to keep fluid pumping through a heart that has been cut out of a body.”

“So the Langendorff apparatus could not resuscitate a dead heart?” asked Daleiden’s lawyer, Brentford Ferreira.

“My understanding is that it required a live beating heart,” Daleiden said.

He consulted experts, including Dr. Stephen McCurdy and Dr. Theresa Deisher, he said.

Dr. Stephen McCurdy specializes in internal medicine and is the director of UC Davis Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento, California. Dr. Theresa Deisher is a research scientist who has a doctorate in molecular and cellular physiology from Stanford University and is the founder of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute and the CEO of AVM Biotechnology.

“Dr. Deisher told me the fetus would have to be alive at the time the organs were harvested” for use in the Langendorff apparatus, Daleiden told the court.

The CEO of StemExpress essentially admitted in court last week that her biotech company supplied beating fetal hearts and intact fetal heads to medical researchers.

Daleiden’s lawyer told the court that StemExpress was mentioned in connection with a Stanford University study where Langendorff perfusion was used, a technique that “requires a beating heart.”

“Does StemExpress supply fetal hearts to Stanford?” lawyer Peter Breen asked Doe 12 during the Sept. 6 hearing.

She hesitated to answer because, she said, “there’s so much targeting of researchers.”

However, Judge Christopher Hite told her the question was relevant.

“Yes, we have provided heart tissue to Stanford,” Doe 12 said.

Daleiden said in court today that when he started CMP in 2013 to embark on his project to investigate fetal body part harvesting, he was hoping to raise $125,000 to fund his work.

The undercover investigation took over 30 months from January 2013 until the first video was released in July 2015 on a “shoestring budget” of $100,000 and in a more “piecemeal” way than he’d hoped, Daleiden said.

 

Prior to going undercover, Daleiden said he consulted with several law experts regarding whether he could record conversations under California Penal Code 632 and 633.5. Experts agreed he could.

Daleiden’s testimony continues.

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To President Trump,

A medal of honor for exposing this to us.  Now if only something can be done to end the horror.

Sincerely,

ME -TXLady7061 originally TXLady706

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Schools sued for Math – turns around and sues the parent – FedEd is suing by proxy an individual – First Amendment?

September 13, 2019

A courageous parent fighting back

ONE individual going up against ONE company that is a PROXY governmental organization.  When a company is operating as a contractor for the FEDERAL Government, FED EDucation, is GOVERNMENT.

FedEd is suing by proxy an individual

 

Wake parent sued for criticizing school math program says First Amendment is at stake

 
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Blain Dillard asks the Wake County school board at its July 16, 2019 meeting to stop using the MVP Math curriculum. MVP’s maker has filed a lawsuit accusing Dillard of making false statements about the program. 

A parent being sued over his opposition to Wake County’s high school math curriculum charges in new legal documents that the defamation lawsuit is an attempt to chill free speech rights.

The Mathematics Vision Project filed a lawsuit in July in a Utah state court accusing Blain Dillard of making false and defamatory statements about the MVP Math program that the company says have harmed its business. In a motion filed Monday asking for the lawsuit’s dismissal, Dillard’s attorney, Jeffrey Hunt, accuses MVP of seeking retribution against his client and trying to silence critics.

“It is alarming that a parent would be sued for defamation for expressing opinions and making truthful statements about his son’s high school math curriculum,” Hunt said in a statement. “The lawsuit appears to be an attempt to silence Mr. Dillard and other critics of MVP, and to chill their First Amendment rights to speak about MVP’s services.

 
“We believe the lawsuit has no legal merit and we intend to vigorously defend the right of Mr. Dillard, as well as other parents, to have a voice in the education of their children.”

In addition to calling for the suit’s dismissal, Dillard filed a counterclaim against MVP on Monday asking for recovery of his costs, including legal fees.

Dillard’s supporters have set up a website, https://sites.google.com/site/parentrightsnc/home, to help raise money for his legal defense and to post documents from the lawsuit.

Utah-based MVP said in an email Wednesday that it can’t provide any additional information about any pending litigation.

The lawsuit is part of the contentious fight that has seen parents and students hold school walkouts, protests and speak at Wake County school board meetings. They’ve also launched an aggressive social media campaign to try to get Wake to abandon MVP Math.

Since the 2017-18 school year, Wake has used materials from the Mathematics Vision Project to teach high school-level math based on Common Core standards. Instead of hearing a lecture and memorizing formulas, the focus has shifted to students working in groups to solve problems while teachers act as facilitators.

Changing how math is taught in Wake County schools

Stephanie Herndon, an 8th-grade teacher at Leesville Road Middle School In Raleigh, explains how the new materials from the Mathematics Vision Project is changing how math is taught in Wake County.

Critics charge that the format doesn’t teach the materials, resulting in students coming out of the class struggling to understand what they would have mastered from a more traditional math course. They say it’s forced families to pay for private tutors to help their children learn the material.

The school board voted Aug. 6 to uphold a recommendation from a district review committee to continue using MVP. The district is making changes this school year that it says will improve how the classes are taught.

School officials have said they did not know ahead of time that MVP was planning to sue Dillard.

As part of the campaign, Dillard, whose children attend Green Hope High School in Cary, created a Facebook group and blog to list his objections with MVP.

In the lawsuit, MVP cites the statements made by Dillard at school board meetings, in news interviews and on social media. The company accuses Dillard of making statements they say are false such as students are “drowning in math chaos Hell” and that reports of math improvement had been “falsified.”

 

 

STATEMENTS DEFAMATORY OR “RHETORICAL HYPERBOLE?”

Hunt says that the lawsuit doesn’t meet legal standards for defamation. The brief says the statements picked by MVP are “nonactionable opinion based on disclosed facts, satire or parody, and rhetorical hyperbole” that were “made during the course of a robust debate during which opposing parties are expected to express strong and divergent views.”

“This case is about a company attempting to use the judicial process to punish a parent who dared to voice reasonable concerns that the company’s educational program was not beneficial to his child and other similarly situated children,” Hunt said in his legal brief. “Instead of addressing such concerns in a productive dialogue, the company is seeking to silence them outright.”

Dillard’s arguments were echoed by Tom Loveless, an education researcher formerly at the Brookings Institution, who is not involved in the case.

A win by MVP “would certainly cast a shadow on the idea that parents have a right to participate in their own children’s education, to criticize schools for buying particular textbooks, to voice their concerns about instruction and curriculum,” Loveless said, according to Education Week.


Medicaid fraud – Nursing home mogul Philip Esformes has been defrauding the elderly in nursing homes for 20 YEARS!!!

September 13, 2019

These monsters take from the most vulnerable.  Children or the elderly. Those whom are the most targeted by these demons

So, it took 20 years?  Who else is in on this?  No one gets away with this for 20 years without some support for “officials”or the IRS?  Who audited this business?

Fla. healthcare executive found guilty in $1B Medicare ...

this guy was sued before and then just closed up some facilities and continued on with the fraud in others –

from 2013
Nursing home execs agree to pay $5 million to settle suit –

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2013-08-06-ct-met-esformes-settlement-20130807-story.html

Nursing home mogul Philip Esformes sentenced to 20 years for $1.3 billion Medicaid fraud

Former Illinois and Florida nursing home mogul Philip Esformes wept and pleaded for mercy Thursday before being sentenced to 20 years in prison for what the U.S. Justice Department called the largest single health care bribery and kickback scheme in American history.

A separate hearing will be held in November to determine the amount of money and property Esformes may be required to forfeit.

Feds nab ringleaders of $1bn Medicare fraud — RT USA News

Esformes, who once controlled a network of more than two dozen health care facilities that stretched from Chicago to Miami, garnered $1.3 billion Medicaid revenues by bribing medical professionals who referred patients to his Florida facilities then paid off government regulators as vulnerable residents were injured by their peers, prosecutors said.

He housed elderly patients alongside younger adults who suffered from mental illness and drug addiction — sometimes with fatal results. In Esformes’ Oceanside Extended Care Center in Miami Beach, “an elderly patient was attacked and beaten to death by a younger mental health patient who never should have been at (a nursing facility) in the first place,” prosecutors wrote in a pre-sentencing memo.

As he handed down the sentence, Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. said the length and scope of Esformes’ criminal conduct were “unmatched in our community. … Mr. Esformes violated the trust of Medicare and Medicaid in epic proportions.”

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But Scola meted out a punishment significantly less than the 30 years prosecutors requested, saying Esformes also had an extraordinary history of helping people in need. Attorneys for Esformes had described him as a selfless philanthropist who had donated more than $15 million to synagogues, schools and needy individuals, often anonymously.

Said Scola: “I think he should get some consideration for his philanthropy, although it’s dangerous to say because he was stealing money from Medicare, so people might say he was giving that money to charity. But the vast majority of the money he made, he made legitimately. More importantly he was a true friend to people known and unknown to him, and that is worthy of mitigation.”

In arguing for a 30-year sentence, prosecutors said his yearslong bribes-for-patients schemes involved the corruption of medical professionals and government regulators, and entailed grievous injuries to a massive number of elderly patients.

“Miami is the epicenter of health care fraud, there was no one like Philip Esformes, he was king,” prosecutor Allan J. Medina told the judge in court Thursday.

Many of his younger, drug-addicted patients spent the daylight hours wandering the streets of Miami while he collected government payments for services that were never delivered, prosecutors said.

“Phillip Esformes used deceptive and calculated means to orchestrate a fraud of the magnitude that we have not seen before,” Medina said. “People who needed to get better, who wanted to get better, they had no shot.”

“His fraud involved thousands of patients, 16 nursing homes, the systematic payment of bribes, a complex web of bank accounts, and brazen obstruction of justice to try to prevent it all from coming to light,” prosecutor Elizabeth Young wrote in a sentencing memo filed with the court this week.

Esformes, who has been in maximum security detention for 37 months since his 2016 arrest, called himself a shattered, repentant man when he stood before the judge. His shoulders drooped beneath his baggy khaki prison shirt as he began rocking back and forth.

“I want to apologize to, your honor, the United States. Sorry. And my community.” As Esformes began to recite the names of his children, he briefly became incoherent. Groans and cries of “Oh God!” escaped from his family and supporters in the gallery.

“I’ve lost everything I love and cared about with the utmost intensity,” he said. “There is no one to blame but myself, me.”

While preparing his defense, Esformes told the judge, he had listened repeatedly to wiretapped conversations that revealed him arranging bribes. “I am disgusted by what I heard,” he said, at one point pounding a courtroom podium with his fist. “The Phil Esformes you heard was reckless … an arrogant man.”

Esformes said he was studying the Torah and praying for redemption. “I won’t miss that opportunity,” he said.

Prosecutors said Esformes should be forced to pay $207 million in restitution to Medicaid and Medicare; attorneys for Esformes sharply questioned that amount in court Thursday.

Judge Scola closely questioned prosecutors about how they calculated the value of the Medicaid proceeds Esformes stole over the years, ultimately finding the loss to be between $4.8 million and $8.3 million.

In this 2011 court deposition, lawyers from Chicago’s Goldberg Kohn firm questioned Philip Esformes about how he and his father worked together

Federal authorities arrested Esformes at one of his $2 million estates on the Miami Beach waterfront in 2016 and immediately placed him in the Miami Federal Detention Center.

At the time, he had a net worth of $78.9 million in bank accounts and investments, and hardly any debts, according to court papers filed by prosecutors. He maintained a Chicago Water Tower penthouse and a mansion in Los Angeles.

Esformes was deemed an extraordinary flight risk in part because he had been caught on a wiretap offering to help his business partner Guillermo Delgado flee from the U.S. to avoid prosecution as the federal investigators closed in on them.

Delgado, who helped Esformes defraud Medicare for mental health and prescription drug services, instead helped federal investigators bring Esformes to justice. He and his brother Gabriel Delgado are now serving prison time.

In one of Esformes’ crimes, prosecutors said, he used some $300,000 in stolen Medicare and Medicaid proceeds to bribe the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania to admit Esformes’ son to the school.

That coach, Jerome Allen, pleaded guilty in October to a money-laundering charge related to the Esformes bribes. He testified as a government witness against Esformes at the Miami trial. Allen received a probationary sentence and is now in his third season as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics.

The Largest Medicare Scam in U.S. History Was Just ...

The dozens of nursing facilities Esformes ran with his father and business partner Morris Esformes for decades earned millions of Medicaid and Medicare dollars annually despite repeated federal law enforcement probes and Chicago Tribune investigations alleging substandard care and incidents when disabled patients were assaulted by fellow residents.

“Instead of changing his ways or expressing remorse after these settlements, Esformes simply altered his criminal scheme to avoid detection,” prosecutor Young wrote in the court filing.

Esformes sold his Illinois nursing facilities in about 2012 but kept offices in the Chicago suburbs as he continued to operate homes in Florida with his father, government records and Tribune interviews show.

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