DeWine on talk program Tuesday

Matt Westerhold
Nov 11, 2012

 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is scheduled to be the guest Tuesday afternoon on 'Between the Lines Live.' The program is tentatively slated to start at about 2:15 p.m., and the audience room should be open for questions from viewers. 

We'll ask DeWine about local issues, the election results and what he thinks of the new marijuana laws approved by voters in Colorado and Washington.

Join the chat Tuesday.

 

Comments

wiredmama222

Oh, I cannot WAIT for this Tuesday.....

Centauri

Here are some questions to ask DeWine. See if he tries to side step them.

#1. Why does the Ohio Attorney General go to the public (citizens) and begs for votes to get elected but then shuns them when a citizen calls the office to report illegal acts or corruption at the county or local levels? The associates at the OAG office in a condescending manner tell you to hire your own attorney to file a civil lawsuit or go to your county prosecutor and ask for an investigation. Where is the representation for the public by the OAG? More questions will follow.

wiredmama222

I have my list allllll ready for the little guy (I can't call him what I want to or it will delete my comment). So much for free speech!

Centauri

#2 DeWine's predecessor Cordray stated that his office would investigate the corruption in Cuyahoga County after the FBI raid.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahog...

It appears to me that Cordray did nothing. What will DeWine's office do about it? Nothing as usual?

Julie R.

That Cordray had to be the biggest joke around. People in Cuyahoga County for years didn't only complain to that joke prosecutor, Bill Mason, about all the corruption going on, they also complained to Cordray's office and were ignored.

Centauri

http://www.wkyc.com/news/story.a...

"The letter came from Cleveland-based lawyer, Alan Weinberg, working for Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro.....The lawyers keep 20 percent of what they collect.”

I have heard that the OAG outsources to private law firms the recovery of Medicaid once the nursing home patient dies. I have also heard that these private law firms will use Ohio Attorney General stationary to make it appear as if it came from the OAG office which I say is misrepresentation.

Petro was a Republican who became very aggressive in expanding the Medicaid Recovery program. Read the entire link the plight of one man getting these very terse letters from a private attorney who will get 20% of the proceeds of Medicaid recovery. I question the contracting out to private law firms who use OAG stationaty and get 20% of the proceeds. Cordray continued this practice but I have no idea what percentage the private law firms got. The private law firms have a nice racket going on with the help of the OAG.

Centauri

If the OAG is going to use private law firms to recover Medicaid, why not offer a discount to those who must pay up after a loved one dies in the nursing home.

#3 What percentage does DeWine allow private attorneys and law firms to keep from Medicaid recovery?

#4 Is DeWine allowing private attorneys to continue to use OAG stationary when these attorneys contact people for Medicaid recovery?

I will not be participating in the online BTL live program. Perhaps Matt, Wiredmama, Julie R., or the participants of BTL might want to ask these questions for me and the readers.

Julie R.

Centauri: According to the link you provided, the Medicaid Estate Recovery program checks a decedent's probate estate, their Last Will & Testament and any assets that are passed on to relatives.

So how did the Medicaid Estate Recovery program ever check my mother's probate estate after her death when her Huron attorneys never even filed anything? That joke Will (that I proved was a forgery and the joke courts refused to address it) wasn't even filed until two years AFTER her death. On the other hand, I do know a different "Will" was filed with Medicaid. I know that because I have a letter dated two weeks after my mother's death from the OAG's office that was addressed to the two fraud power of attorneys that referred to them as the "executor and executrix." (what a joke that was) The joke forged Will that was filed in the probate court two years later named the spouse --- their wealthy old Italian stepfather -- as the executor. (what a joke that was, too)

Looks to me like the "Will" that my mother's Huron attorneys filed with Medicaid WAS filed with the joke Erie County Probate Court --- filed and concealed, that is. So what's your opinion on why they concealed that one and prepared a different one? Also, how do I go about getting the one that was filed with Medicaid?

Centauri

@ Julie R., People make fun of Chicago and Illinois politics. Ohio is not much better. There is a reason why companies flee Ohio. Ohio is a very corrupt state. I read the SR comments and many tell you to hire an attorney to fight your Probate Court problems. Save your money. No honest attorney has a chance in Ohio with the powers that be in Ohio. Ohio is a cesspool full of corruption.

Centauri

http://www.dispatch.com/content/...

"State’s anti-corruption efforts 34th worst, study finds; laws on books are poorly enforced"

Centauri

Of course no mention of corrupt Cuyahoga County politics. Erie County is nothing more than a branch of Cuyahoga County politics but on a smaller scale.

wiredmama222

I was in the hospital the day this was on and missed it. I guess no one got much answered in the way of anything from the sounds of it. I figured as much.