Quick Partial Index (all are links) To Cuomo's Corruption And Its Cost


Letter to Super DEBT Committee - Save $2 trillion dollars without harming Medicaid beneficiaries. link

Letter to Congress: save $200 billion in Medicaid in this year's budget.
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Congress notified of NY medicaid fraud by NYS link

Even with wildly optimistic pension earnings predictions, New York Debt per person including local debt is $24,195. For a family of four that is about $97,000. link

A. Latest on Chapter 10 Bankruptcy link 1 Link 2
B. Cuomo Budget Link 1 Link 2
C. NY Bonds Link1 Link 2 Link "Writing on Wall"

Cuomo as Governor
Medicaid Redesign Team: Medicaid Budget increases, not decreases Cuomo's Lobbyist Crony Heads Medicaid Redesign.
Cuomo's Lobbyist Crony renamed Consultant and all is well

1. Cuomo Stars as Captain Renault in Casablanca remake and link 2 Cuomo's repeat performances

2. Cuomo fails to follow Brown and cut his budget by 25%

3. More Cuomo fails to equal California's Brown

4. How States go bankrupt.

5. Cuomo and Medicaid headed nowhere

6. Look at Alternate currency: A Ron Paul, a $3 Cuomo, a California IOU

7. Cuomo's credit card taken away.

8. New Chapter 10 Federal Bankruptcy for States.

9. The new $3 Cuomo I.O.U.

10. Cuomo and NY Bondholders See The Writing On The Wall

11. New York Bankruptcy and Bond Devaluation

12. Cuomo Loads Up His Band Wagon With Committees For The Downhill Race With California

13. Ponzi to Madoff to Hevesi to DiNapoli; New York Learns About A Phony Safe 7.5% Pension Return

14 Economic Laws Lead Andrew Cuomo To A Hard Fall

15. Cuomo Meets "The Ghost Of NY Yet To Come"

16. Fiscal Disaster As Andrew Cuomo And His M.O. Are Slapped Down By Chinese Reality Checks

17. The New Word Order, "Nixon/Blogo/Cuomo" Predicates Andrew Cuomo's Fate

-Cuomo's prior corruption-

18. Cuomo Perfected His M.O. At HUD With $59 Billion Unaccounted For ; stealing the poor guys blind; Medicare $1.2 billion per year fraud; Multiple $50,000 bribes; Cuomo bungles criminal trial, rich executives walk;

19. The Second Cuomo's Smoking Gun: AEG Victory Celebration Needed Rev. Sharpton And Andrew Cuomo In The AEG Bag

20. Cuomo's Corruption Allowed $400 Million To Be Added to $1.2 Billion In NY Medicaid Fraud To Be Refunded By NY State To Federal Government

21. Andrew Cuomo Kisses And Makes Up With The Albany Swamp's Legislature Vermin, Reprobate Politicians, A Whore and Charles Rangel, Ashley Dupre, boss Vito Lopez, David Paterson, as obedient house boy, Andrew Farkas, who Cuomo accused of paying millions in kickbacks, and Allen Isaac (sex predator)

22. Sex Predator: Cuomo can clean his own nest

23. Cuomo changes pay to play to indirect payment and we're fooled

24. Cuomo bungles criminal prosecution

25. Cuomo covers up NY corruption

26. Cuomo covers up missing 9/11 Red Cross Money

27. $1.2 trillion loss resulted from the 50 % of $2.4 trillion in loans ordered by Cuomo at HUD, *Cuomo's smoking gun

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Congress Asked To Seek Special Prosecutor For Multi-Billion Dollar NY Medicaid Fraud By State Employees

Copy of letter sent:
CuomoTARP.blogspot.com                May 23, 2011

To: Eric Holder, US Attorney General,
Darrell Issa, Chair House Oversight and Government Reform; Lamar Smith, Chair House Judiciary; Patrick J. Leahy, Chair Sen. Judiciary; Charles E. Grassley, Sen. Judiciary; Paul Ryan, Chair House Budget; Harold Rogers, Chair House Appropriations; Kent Conrad, Chair Sen. Budget; Jeff Sessions, Sen. Budget; Daniel K. Inouye,Chair Sen. Appropriations;  Thad Cochran, Sen. Appropriations; Tom Harkin, Chair Sen. Health; Michael B. Enzi, Sen. Health.;  Chris Van Hollen, House Budget;  Spencer Bachus, House Financial Services; Barney Frank, House Financial Services; Max Baucus, Sen. Finance; Chuck Grassley Sen. Finance

Re: Multi-billion dollar fraud: Special Prosecutor required for the Major Criminal Fraud by NY State officials and others taking billions of dollars a year in federal Medicaid funds. Eric Holder and the NY Offices of the US Attorney have failed to prosecute and obtain refunds. Holder has an 18 year history of covering up for Andrew Cuomo when billions of dollars are missing. Congressional oversight of the Justice Department is needed.

Re: Congress must end misappropriations and deduct past fraudulently obtained funds from present appropriations. Block grants would shift policing to the State.

Dear Congress and Eric Holder:

There is a severe problem in NY State, which has four Federal Court districts, and a conflict of interest by lawyers working for the US Justice Department who may wish to move into the NY private sector at more pay.   The Medicaid fraud is reported as a scheme to extract federal Medicaid funds for non Medicaid uses by the State of New York. Such a fraud would involve the highest levels of NYS Government and with the knowledge of the NYS Attorney General, who was Andrew Cuomo. The loss of these fraudulently obtained funds would have a severe effect on NYS finances and could lead to default. Eric Holder's Justice Department has not obtained any cash refunds to the federal government for the frauds reported below.

1. The Times Union reported, "A federal grand jury is continuing to examine allegations that state Health Department managers may have conspired with the Research Foundation for the state University of New York to manipulate audits of New York's $22 billion a year Medicaid program. .... The investigation is centered on a federally mandated program that requires states to randomly audit their Medicaid programs to determine the rate of ineligible recipients of Medicaid benefits. ... Several people who formerly worked for the Research Foundation have alleged that their audits were deliberately sanitized so that New York state would not be penalized for excessive error rates that could have led to New York being penalized or not receiving all or part of approximately $22 billion in federal matching funds.

2. "Daily rate for Medicaid patients tops $5,000 in nine institutions in NY and was described as a "cash cow for the State." "Introne, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s liaison, said state officials were working with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “to analyze and resolve the matter."

3. It was reported in Wall Street Journal that, "The state spends $700 million a year to house about 1,400 disabled people in the facilities. But it bills Medicaid more than three times that amount. By taking advantage of federal matching funds, the state pockets approximately $1 billion extra every year—and uses it to subsidize other areas of the budget."


4. $22 billion dollar fraud as NYS Keeps Getting Caught For Committing Fraud, But There Never Seems to Be Any Consequences

5. Was Cuomo MIA With A $1.2 Billion Per Year Fraud?  http://cuomotarp.blogspot.com/2010/09/was-cuomo-mia-with-12-billion-per-year.html

6. An additional $400 million dollars in NY Medicaid fraud and Cuomo MIA  http://cuomotarp.blogspot.com/2010/10/andrew-cuomos-corruption-allowed-400.html 

7. Eric Holder* has known since 1993 of New York State's complicity in defrauding the Federal government since Holder was a US attorney for D.C. and signatory to the "Denoncourt" consent order where New York State paid the U.S. $26.97 Million To settle federal funding fraud.

8. Holder was covering up for Cuomo as Deputy Attorney General for the $17 billion and then $59 billion dollars missing at HUD under Cuomo and his refusal to prosecute despite the recommendation of the the Inspector General and also, the Farkas scandal and the GAO reported HUD mortgage flipping frauds.

Eric Holder must appoint a Special Prosecutor because of 1. his continuing conflicts and the conflicts of Justice department attorneys ; 2. his failure to act on this continuing crime for 18 years by NYS involving the highest levels of NY State government; and 3. his long history of failing to prosecute crimes involving Andrew Cuomo. The NY offices of the US Attorneys have local conflicts which require a Special Prosecutor without ties to local interests and political figures.

Solutions: 1. Use Medicaid block grants to shift this corruption directly to NY State and eliminate the over twenty years of fraud by NY State in the Medicaid program.

2. Have Eric Holder explain why he has failed to prosecute and obtain refunds, even with a prior   "Denoncourt consent decree" signed by Holder at Justice Department years ago.

3. I and others are ready to help Congress with testimony and data to end this massive fraud within NYS Medicaid and assist in making sure that the proper refunds are made.

Sincerely yours,


*In 1988, Ronald Reagan appointed Holder to serve as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Holder left the bench in 1993 to become US Attorney for the D.C. by Bill Clinton. The Denoncourt action was brought in D.C..  Holder was the US Attorney for D.C. and oversaw the case from 1993 through the settlement order in 1994.  In 1997, Clinton nominated Holder to be the Deputy Attorney General.

P.S. 1. the above links can be accessed directly in the copy of this letter at CuomoTARP.blogspot.com
2. Others have reported these frauds in letters to Congress.
3. The need for Block Grants and a bankruptcy for States proposed law were in earlier letters to Congress and available at these links:

Federal Title 18 Crimes committed by NY State Employees and others:

§1035. False statements relating to health care matters
§1031. Major fraud against the United States
§286. Conspiracy to defraud the Government with respect to claims
§287. False, fictitious or fraudulent claims
§1621. Perjury generally
§1622. Subornation of perjury

Cuomo's Pension Reform Is Too Little, Too Late And Fails To Solve New York's Huge Pension Debt Problem

Cuomo's acting is full of sound and fury and accomplishes nothing to solve already existing Pension Debts.   Can you do that song and dance routine again, Andy?  Or is the stale Albany dog and pony act next?

      Andrew Cuomo prances in the limelight futility attempting to close the Pension Barn Door after the pension dollars were already legally given away.    Cuomo failed to propose and begin in the NY Legislature the passage of a repeal of NY Constitutional Amendment §7.    Fixing the future is good, but ignoring the existing pension debt burden is a disaster.
     Cuomo's latest pension proposals to "increase the retirement age to 65 ...end early retirement, force employees to pay twice as much toward their pension, and end the “padding” of pensions through overtime pay, sick time and other means" will do nothing for any of the budget catastrophes described in this blog already.  All the debts, unfunded liabilities, and other improperly accounted budget items continue to insure default or bankruptcy.
1. NY forgot to fund $53 Billion in retiree health benefits. link 1
2. Block grants for Medicaid will cost NY $32 Billion dollars a year. link 2
3. $3 Billion in NY State Medicaid fraud must be refunded to the Federal government link 3
4. New York has the highest debt per person of US States at a total debt per person of $31,536, which must be added to USA debt per person of $44,805.  Now, multiple this total by four for a family of two adults and two children.   link 4
5. New York's unfunded pension liability of $143 billion dollars is combined with a Madoff-style assumption that 7.5% will be safely earned on pension investments when the latest return is 1.1%. link 5
6. Cuomo's budget had a fantasy forecast for increased tax revenues. link 6
7. Cuomo forgot he has to pay the federal government back $3.6 billion which was borrowed last year to fund unemployment benefits and is due by November of this year.  link 7
8. Cuomo's plan to attract business fizzles because of more taxes due next year for business. link 8
9. The young workers that Cuomo hopes to keep are planning to flee NY's taxes and dying business opportunities. link 9

      Bankruptcy is the only way out for New York, because of its Constitutional protection for pensions in NY Constitution § 7. ...membership in any pension or retirement system of the state or of a civil division thereof shall be a contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired.

Proposed federal bankruptcy laws are described in this blog at link 9, link 10, link 11

Your act is over, Andrew, and the handwriting was on the wall in November.  link 12

Medicaid Block Grants Would Save NY Taxpayers $32 Billion Dollars Without Affecting Services To Present Beneficiaries

Letter to Congress:

   CuomoTARP.blogspot.com         BY FAX                         5/12/2011
               To:  Darrell Issa, Chair House Oversight and Government Reform; Lamar Smith, Chair House Judiciary; Patrick J. Leahy, Chair Sen. Judiciary; Charles E. Grassley, Sen. Judiciary; Paul Ryan, Chair House Budget; Harold Rogers, Chair House Appropriations; Kent Conrad, Chair Sen. Budget;  Daniel K. Inouye  Chair Sen. Appropriations

Re: Save $200 billion at federal level by block granting Medicaid money to NY and not harm nor eliminate services for poor NY Medicaid recipients, while ending massive over-billing fraud by NY State.

Re: Block granting will save local NY property taxpayers $8 billion, because NY splits its Medicaid expenses 50/50 with the Counties.

Dear Sirs:
      This blog has reported:   "New York spent $2,903 per person on Medicaid in 2010 — a third more than any other state.   The U.S. average is $1,364.   Nevada spent the least: $666 per person."  That means that if Medicaid is block granted to the States at the National average, NY will receive less and must fund its Medicaid corruption out of its budget and tax revenue. New York's Medicaid is capped at $60.4 billion. So calculating, we have $28.38 billion (1,364 divided by 2,903 x $60.4 billion) as block grant eligible total Medicaid expense.  Thus, New York would reduce its total Medicaid expenditure by $32 billion ($60.4 billion - $28.4 billion) of fraud and/or false or excessive billing.

       New Yorkers cannot afford to pay its average cost of all government benefits in New York at $9,442 per person.  New York has the highest state and local debt of $31,536 which must be added to USA debt per person of $44,805.   For New Yorkers, it's a combined local, State and Federal debt of $76,341 per person.  link 1

    The following newspaper reports show many billions of dollars of fraudulent criminal taking of federal funds by NY State.

    1. "Daily rate for Medicaid patients tops $5,000 in nine institutions in NY and was described as a "cash cow for the State."   "Introne, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s liaison, said state officials were working with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to analyze and resolve the matter."
http://lonelyconservative.com/2011/04/new-yorks-per-diem-medicaid-rate-four-times-higher-than-other-states/  link 0 
    2.It was reported in Wall Street Journal that, "The state spends $700 million a year to house about 1,400 disabled people in the facilities. But it bills Medicaid more than three times that amount. By taking advantage of federal matching funds, the state pockets approximately $1 billion extra every year—and uses it to subsidize other areas of the budget."
   And 3.  $22 billion dollar fraud as NYS Keeps Getting Caught For Committing Fraud, But There Never Seems to Be Any Consequences
http://governmentrico.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/nys-22-billion-dollar-medicaid-fraud-nys-health-department-and-research-foundation-for-state-university-of-new-york-suny/   link 2

     Using #2 above as an example, we determine that NY spends per these Medicaid recipients: $500,000 ($700 million divided by 1,400 people).  If instead, these recipients were in a NY nursing home, where the daily rates range from a high of $376 to a low of $253 (link 3),  and a full time aide was assigned for two eight hour periods at $30 per hour total cost for $480 a day.  The combined cost per recipient would be a maximum of $856 per day or $312,440  a year.   But most recipients would not need so much attention and the Medicaid federal reimbursement rates for NY nursing homes are much lower than the average nursing home rates used.

      Summary for this example:  NY bills Medicaid for $1.5 million per these Medicaid recipients for services which could be better supplied at a maximum $312,440 per recipient or at one fifth the cost.

      Worse still for NY residents, NY State uses this excess Medicaid billing to bill its Counties and ultimately their property taxpayers for these fraudulent and excessively expensive services, which do nothing for the Medicaid recipient, but do enrich the State's bloated government.

   Conclusion: Block granting Medicaid to the States would be a giant benefit for NY taxpayers, have no effect on services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries and would substantially reduce Federal expenditures by $16 billion dollars a year for just NY State.  A rough estimate could be made by using one half ($8 billion) of the NY share of excess of $16 billion federally paid expenditure and multiplying it by half the number of states (25 states would be over the median Medicaid reimbursement rate).   The federal government would save a minimum $200 billion per year or about a minimum 14% of this year's projected deficit ($1.4 trillion) without harming Medicaid recipients.

    And collaterally, you would save the NY property taxpayers $8 billion dollars a year, which is approximately 45 percent of property tax levy  (link 4)     While at the same time, benefiting 25 States, including California, which would be rewarded for their honest services

                                     Sincerely yours,


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NY Like NJ Forgot To Fund Retiree Health Benefits And NY Adds $56.3 Billion To Its Unfunded Liabilities

   The Ithaca Journal falsely reports,"New York's [pension]plans aren't underfunded."   They must be comparing with the pending NJ disaster of a $120 billion dollar pension shortfall.  But NY pensions assume a 7.5% return on pension assets when they only earned 1.1%.  NY's unfunded pension debt is estimated at $143 billion dollars.   When NJ defaults, NY would soon follow.

     But what about funding retiree health benefits liability.  Pew reports, "States had only about $31 billion, or 5 percent, saved toward their obligations for retiree health care benefits."    NY had $56.3 billion dollars in retiree health benefits unfunded and according to Pew had 0.0% in its retiree health benefits funding account.   While NJ had $66.7 billion in retiree health benefits, also funded at 0.0%.

     New Yorkers now have another $56.3 billion dollars divided by 19.4 million NY population = $2,902 debt per person to add to the already calculated $24,195 State and local debt per person (link). We have a new higher total of $27,097 State and local debt per person or $108,388 for a family of four.

      Is the NY pot blacker than the NJ kettle?   Will investors want NY bonds or NJ bonds?  Neither NJ or NY can't withdraw from the USA like Greece and issue their own worthless currency to pay off its bondholders. 
      But in Albany, the thinking is, "What debt crisis?  Our pensions are 100% funded, aren't they?  We can fund retiree health benefits next year, right?  Andrew Cuomo has brought Hope and Change and balanced the budget, right?" Although, Andrew Cuomo had promised to throttle lobbyists in NY, "Spending on lobbying in New York tops $200 million in 2010."   And lobbyists are controlling his committees

  Meanwhile out in the cruel dark financial world outside Albany, China is reducing its holding of US debt.  link to China and NY debt      link to NY bondholders lose big in NY bankruptcy/default

And now the Chinese Debt Master holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Cuomo's blow.
Oh, somewhere in our favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is default in Albany,  the mighty Cuomo has struck out.

link to poem