Tuesday, December 09, 2008

FBI Nails Blag, Ignores Bush

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) and his chief of staff for corruption. They conspired to gain financial benefits for Rod or his wife. Swimming in dirty political waters? Hmmm...

Not long ago, I contacted the same FBI. I shared concerning facts:

1. The White House Lessons Learned report omitted the hospital with the largest patient death toll after Hurricane Katrina.

Memorial Medical Center-10 deaths
LifeCare Hospital (rented a floor)-24 deaths
Total MMC deaths-34

2. Memorial was owned by Tenet Health, a for-profit hospital company known for serial ethics abuse.

3. The Carlyle Group purchased LifeCare Hospitals from GTCR Golder Rauner just weeks before Katrina struck. President George W. Bush served on the board of Carlyle affiliate CaterAir in the 1990's. GTCR Golder Rauner's LifeCare executives paid $200,000 in federal election fines for illegal campaign donations from 1998-2002.

4. Frances Townsend submitted the report to the public in February 2006. Jeb Bush was appointed to the Tenet Health board in April 2007.

I solicited the FBI's help. They never replied. Neither did Rep. Mike Conaway, Senator John Cornyn or Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. What's Patrick Fitzgerald doing next?

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