Ex-EPISD trustee Sal Mena sentenced t...

Ex-EPISD trustee Sal Mena sentenced to three years in El Paso public corruption case

There are 6 comments on the El Paso Times story from Dec 16, 2013, titled Ex-EPISD trustee Sal Mena sentenced to three years in El Paso public corruption case. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Former El Paso Independent School District school board member Sal Mena, right, walked with his attorney to the U.S. Courthouse for sentencing Monday morning.

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Corrupt Judge

El Paso, TX

#1 Dec 16, 2013
When an impartial Judge states:

"Montalvo said that despite the sentence, Mena is still in a position to make up for his wrongdoing.ďUnlike every single defendant, you still have information that could benefit the government to put people in prison,Ē said Montalvo."

What is this impartial Federal Judge speaking of when he states someone is in that type of position to "make up for his wrongdoing"......... "to put people in prison." .........has this Federal Judge already accused and placed judgement on "people" to go to prison before a trial? Who else is left in this for a Judge to state what he did......Who are the "PEOPLE" he is referring to to make Mena receive his benefit of a reduced sentence by Rule 35?

See what this Judge said on this News Article at: http://newspapertree.com/articles/2013/12/16/...
From Beyond

El Paso, TX

#2 Dec 16, 2013
Hey coach. You might be doing some coaching in the big house. Maybe you can coach Apodaca. Or maybe you and him can be bunkies. You guys can decide who's on top and who's under. Well, you get the picture. No worry, I'm sure there's plenty of men willing to show you the ropes. Even old farts get lovin in prison.
Bob Bakian

El Paso, TX

#3 Dec 16, 2013
So, hereís the deal. There used to be a provision whereby the state could recuperate funds spent on a Medicaid patient post-55 years old from whatever assets he owned. So, a low-income individual in nursing home care after age 55 might pass away and his kids would find out the family home or car of whatever he had to his name had to be bought back from the state if they wanted it. Itís called estate recovery, and sounds pretty shady if itís not boldly advertised as the terms for Medicaid enrollment, which is most definitely is not.

Before the Affordable Care Actís Medicaid expansion, there werenít that many people in Medicaid who had much in the way of assets for seizing. But now that Medicaid enrollment requirements have been relaxed, more people with assets but low income are joining the program or being forced into it. For instance, a couple in their 50s who, say, retired early after losing jobs in the bad economy may have assets but show a very low income. Under Obamacare, if their income is low enough to qualify for Medicaid, they must enroll in Medicaid unless they want to buy totally unsubsidized coverage in the now-inflated individual market.
JWRussell USRN

United States

#4 Dec 17, 2013
Bob Bakian wrote:
So, hereís the deal. There used to be a provision whereby the state could recuperate funds spent on a Medicaid patient post-55 years old from whatever assets he owned. So, a low-income individual in nursing home care after age 55 might pass away and his kids would find out the family home or car of whatever he had to his name had to be bought back from the state if they wanted it. Itís called estate recovery, and sounds pretty shady if itís not boldly advertised as the terms for Medicaid enrollment, which is most definitely is not.
Before the Affordable Care Actís Medicaid expansion, there werenít that many people in Medicaid who had much in the way of assets for seizing. But now that Medicaid enrollment requirements have been relaxed, more people with assets but low income are joining the program or being forced into it. For instance, a couple in their 50s who, say, retired early after losing jobs in the bad economy may have assets but show a very low income. Under Obamacare, if their income is low enough to qualify for Medicaid, they must enroll in Medicaid unless they want to buy totally unsubsidized coverage in the now-inflated individual market.
If what you say is true, then this country is more screwed up than I thought. Why should taxpayers help welfare parasite's keep their assets and not pay for Medicaid--which is just another form of welfare.

Any Medicaid recipient who has assets, other than a homestead, should be required to liquidate them and apply the funds to the debt he imposes upon the taxpayer.
Bob Bakian

El Paso, TX

#5 Dec 17, 2013
JWRussell USRN wrote:
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If what you say is true, then this country is more screwed up than I thought. Why should taxpayers help welfare parasite's keep their assets and not pay for Medicaid--which is just another form of welfare.
Any Medicaid recipient who has assets, other than a homestead, should be required to liquidate them and apply the funds to the debt he imposes upon the taxpayer.
You sound heartless. I would have thought a Navy man would appreciate the need to serve others. Some Medicaid folks have a legitimate hardship. We already agreed to cut military pensions in the new budget deal so you guys should understand the importance of being earnest.
JWRussell USRN

United States

#6 Dec 17, 2013
Bob Bakian wrote:
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You sound heartless. I would have thought a Navy man would appreciate the need to serve others. Some Medicaid folks have a legitimate hardship. We already agreed to cut military pensions in the new budget deal so you guys should understand the importance of being earnest.
When Rick Perry got up at that GOP debate and said in effect that anyone who does not want to subsidize education for illegal aliens is "heartless," it was his first step into oblivion. It should be that way for you and the Democrat Party if you want to be so generous with taxpayers money to support the losers and deadbeats.

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