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#43 Jan 23, 2009
The Legal Expense Scam
The Schindlers were requesting public donations to pay for their legal expense which was already being paid by other rich foundations. Currently all four of the Schindlers’s livelihoods and retirements are now being provided by those donations of millions of dollars, which they are still requesting donations to their Terri Schindler Foundation and to which they are all employed. This was/is another fraud on these public donors.
From the Terrifight.org Web Site http://www.terrisfight.org/ during the court battles:
“Terri’s Foundation is in need of financial assistance to offset the costs of legal fees. Visit our donation page here or write to us 4615 Gulf Blvd #104-103 – St.Petersburg Beach, FL 33706”
From “Follow the Money” by Jon B. Eisenberg
Here are just a few examples:
Pat Anderson [lawyer for the Schindlers] works with the Alliance Defense Fund, which received $143,000 from Philanthropy Roundtable members that include the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation and the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. Wesley Smith works with the Discovery Institute, which received $175,000 from the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation. Diane Colemen’s “friend of the court” brief is signed by the World Institute on Disability and the National Organization on Disability, which are funded by the Scaife Family Foundations, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and the JM Foundations.
The other “friend of the court” brief supporting Governor Bush was filed by the Family Research Council, which was formerly headed by Bush’s lawyer Kenneth Connor and which received $215,000 from the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation. Rita Marker’s organization, the International Task Force on Euthanasia, received $110,390 from the Randolph Foundation, an affiliate of the Smith Richardson family. Bush’s lawyer Robert Destro has ties to the Council on Economic and Policy Education, which is funded by the Randolph and JM Foundations.
The two new Schindler lawyers, Deborah Berliner and Brett Wood, are affiliated with Judicial Watch Inc, which received $7,069,500 from the Scaife and DeVos Foundations.
And in the thick of this is Governor Jeb Bush, a former director of the Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is a creation of Joseph Coors and one of the most prominent member of the Philanthropy Roundtable. The Heritage Foundation has been funded to the tune of $47 million by among others – you guessed it – the Bradley, Schaife, DeVos and JM Foundations.”
#44 Jan 23, 2009
Jon B. Eisenberg is an attorney who practices in Oakland, California and is an adjunct professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. His specialty is civil appeals, on which he publishes a widely-use California treatise. His work mostly involves commercial and liability disputes, but his occasional forays into pro bono work lead him to cases like Terri Schiavo litigation, where he filed a amicus curiae brief in the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of 55 bioethicists and a disability rights organization opposing Governor Jeb Bush.
The Money sure adds up…..and so did the donations.
Why was the Schindlers’“Terri Fight Foundation” requesting financial assistance (DONATIONS) with this kind of financial support already in hand?
What were the agendas of these rich foundations with this amount of money to hand out for the Schindlers?
With this amount of money and influence these FOUNDATIONS could have found and financed “real medical expertise” that could have helped Terri’s brain be regenerated, if that were a possibility – which it wasn’t.
The answer to these questions is: they were interest in the media coverage and “buying” of the support of the Right-To-Life and NeoChristian Right leadership and VOTES for the NeoPower Right (George W. Bush & Co., THEY, etc.).
The Schindlers produced and presented a false display of Terri Schiavo condition with their highly edited 4-minutes of staged videos out of 4-hour of videos made by them. That alone shows their intention were to falsify Terri true condition and also proved the Schindlers knew the TRUE condition of Terri Schiavo for them to even to create these video falsehoods.
These highly edited videos were the Schindlers’ biggest distortion of the truth to the world and their donors. Their video fraud worked with the media, politicians and the public but not in the courts. The courts viewed all 4+-hour of videos. If the Schindlers had releases all 4+-hours it would prove their fraud.
The Schindlers did make a living and retirement off their daughter name, Theresa Marie Schiavo. With their reported income sources drying up each Schindler will have trouble explaining their sources of income and no taxes paid. This will or should flag the IRS. However, we know how incompetent the IRS is, the Schindlers may just get away with their donation scam and income shell game.
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