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State sues to revoke Sunwest license, exclude top executives

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Last October, California's Department of Social Services filed a scathing action against Sunwest Management, an Oregon-based corporation that manages residential health care facilities for the elderly and it's ...

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sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#221 Jan 4, 2008
Officials from the California Department of Justice seized records from the corporate office of assisted living management company Sunwest Management Inc. Aug. 16, temporarily closing it.
The Medi-Cal Fraud Unit -- with the cooperation of the Oregon Medicaid Fraud Unit and Oregon police -- was responsible for the raid, which followed the seizure of patient and business records at Sunwest-managed assisted living facility Meadowlark LLC, in Yreka, Calif., said California Attorney General spokeswoman Teresa Schilling.
Sunwest's corporate headquarters are in Salem. The privately held,$200 million company has developed and manages about 155 properties nationwide, including about 42 in Oregon, and employs approximately 5,200 people. It has added 30 new properties since the start of 2005.
California Department of Justice supervisor Larry Menard told the Siskiyou Daily News of Yreka that the investigation into Meadowlark had been ongoing for four months, and centered around quality-of-care issues at the elder-care community.
"The results of the investigation will not be available for several weeks or even months," Menard said.
Schilling declined to elaborate further on the criminal investigation, and the affidavit from the Marion County warrant was not yet available.
Sunwest General Counsel Wally Gutzler said the issue originated from the complaints of one or more former Meadowlark employees.
"A former employee sent [Sunwest] a letter detailing some of the things she considered to be wrong at the facility," Gutzler said. "It indicated that residents were being neglected. We sent more than one different investigator down there to look at this, but they didn't find evidence of abuse."
Meadowlark survey records show the community was cited for oversight problems in June 2005, including failure to properly report abuse allegations to the state licensing agency and elder-care ombudsman, inadequate training of staff, insufficient staff to meet resident needs, and failure to comply with California's updated rules for dementia care.
In addition to the California probe, Sunwest Management has been under investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Unit in Oregon. Oregon Department of Justice officials declined to comment about that probe, but Sunwest officials said the investigation stems from the $50 fee Sunwest charges residents who do not use its in-house pharmacy.
Fast-growing Sunwest Management is the largest assisted living operator in Oregon and was the 12th-largest in the nation in 2004. It has drawn attention from regulators in California and Washington for problems including recurrent medication errors; substandard food service; poorly trained and inadequate numbers of staff -- especially in communities designated for residents with dementia and Alzheimer's disease -- and high staff turnover.
In Oregon in November 2003, a resident at a Sunwest Eugene facility killed two other residents and then turned the gun on himself. The family of one of the murder victims was awarded $275,000 in an out-of-court settlement.
The Oregon Department of Human Services investigated the deaths, and declared that the facility failed to provide the care necessary to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all three victims.
In California, three of Sunwest's 13 managed facilities have been under compliance plans during 2005 for repeated problems meeting regulatory requirements.
Meadowlark has not been under a compliance plan, survey records show.
"We have addressed everything that the California regulators pointed out to us, and as far as I know, addressed the issues to their satisfaction," Gutzler said.
rmoody@bizjournals.com
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#222 Jan 4, 2008
A class action lawsuit has been filed against elder care provider Sunwest Management for alleged deficiencies and failure to comply with state law.

The suit was filed Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court on behalf of Sophie Bury and all California citizens who resided in, or are residing in, a California Sunwest facility between Jan. 15, 2003 and Jan. 15, 2007.

According to an attorney handling the lawsuit, the complaint alleges that Sunwest and its 16 California residential care facilities have failed to comply with state laws and regulations for elder care facilities and have made false claims as to its services.

The class action complaint alleges unlawful business practices, unfair and fraudulent business practices, false advertising and violations of the state Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

The lawsuit charges that Sunwest and its facilities deliberately understaff their communities by forcing each one to operate under a budget designed to increase business profits by charging for services that were not provided.

The suit alleges that "defendants have misrepresented to the consuming public - in particular, the elderly residents at defendants' facilities and their family members - that defendants will comply with applicable laws and regulations. Defendants' representations are deceptive, misleading and made with the intent to induce elderly citizens to become residents at defendants' facilities under a false pretense, namely that defendants will provide the care and supervision required by law."

The suit asks for a court order requiring Sunwest Management and its retirement communities to "cease acts that constitute unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices," and also asks statutory, actual and punitive damages according to proof. No monetary amount was specified.

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Hartford, CT

#223 Jan 4, 2008
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Hartford, CT

#224 Jan 4, 2008
Suit accuses Sunwest of RICO violationsA U.S. District Court civil lawsuit accuses Oregon company's officials of illegal money transfer
Portland Business Journal - by Robin J. Moody Business Journal staff writer
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Officers of Oregon-based Sunwest Management Inc., which manages and operates assisted living and senior housing in 18 states, have been accused of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

In a civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, six individuals are charged with transferring money from senior communities for personal use, to pay bills for failing assisted living communities, to purchase real estate and to open new assisted living communities, the lawsuit alleges.

"There is no dispute that the money has been transferred from entities to individuals. It shows up on their books. Millions have been transferred to [Sunwest President Jon] Harder. They claim these are loans, but we have not seen promissory notes or writing to show they had the authority to move the money," said Michael Burg, of Denver law firm Burg Simpson, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiff, Jeffrey Kraus.

Among the Oregon and Washington senior communities listed in the lawsuit are Stayton Assisted Living in Stayton, Lakeside Retirement Cottages in Stayton, Heron Pointe in Monmouth, Pheasant Point Retirement in Molalla, Redwood Heights in Salem, Ocean Crest in Coos Bay, Clearwater Springs Assisted Living in Vancouver, Wash., and East Salem Assisted Living.

Calls to Perkins Coie partner Paul Fortin, who is representing the Sunwest officers, were not returned by deadline.

Filed in September by Sunwest minority shareholder Kraus, the lawsuit demands a jury trial, and charges Sunwest officers with racketeering in interstate commerce, breach of fiduciary duty, and wire and mail fraud.

Kraus, who also managed and invested in many of the properties named in the suit, seeks economic and punitive damages to be proven during the trial or arbitration. The defendants have sought to move the matter from the courts into arbitration, Burg said.

At the center of the case is whether Kraus, who owns a 5 percent stake in Sunwest, was financially harmed by the complex series of money transfers that took place without his knowledge.

The suit claims Sunwest maintained a Wells Fargo bank account it allegedly used as a "transfer account" to facilitate loans between the businesses in which Kraus owned a stake. The suit further alleges the transfers actually went to Harder, Sunwest's chief operating officer Darryl Fisher and other third parties.

"Sunwest has been used as a legal shield by the enterprise to commit the ... acts and as a conduit to transfer monies from the plaintiff entities to members of the enterprise for investment in other transactions, the enterprise entities, to meet obligations, to expand enterprise business, and for the personal use of members of the enterprise," according to the lawsuit.
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#225 Jan 4, 2008
Last week, Sunwest Management Inc. was slapped with a class action lawsuit that alleges the company, Oregon's largest provider of assisted living services, does not deliver the services it promises to its elderly Oregon clients who pay an estimated $3,000 to $5,000 a month for residential care.

A similar lawsuit was filed in January on behalf of California residents of Sunwest facilities.

The suit alleges unlawful business practices, false advertising and consumer act violations, and was the latest in a series of actions taken against the Salem-based assisted living company related to problems with care for elderly residents.

Salem-based Sunwest operates more than 230 senior living properties nationwide, placing it among the top five largest senior living companies in the United States.

The $300 million company also tops the list of assisted living operators in Oregon, with at least 47 communities and 3,300 units under management.

Sunwest has grown by more than 40 percent during the past 18 months, with help from investor dollars.

The company continues to acquire properties at light speed all over the country.

The California Department of Human Services is also suing to bar the company's top executives, including President Jon Harder and COO Darryl Fisher, from operating elder care enterprises in the state.

In other news, picketers have been spotted in recent weeks in front of Sunwest Management Inc.'s headquarters.

The disgruntled contractors bear signs that say "Contractors and Suppliers Take Notice: KDA Construction does not pay their bills." KDA Construction is a wholly owed subsidiary of Sunwest Management.

A half-dozen former Sunwest workers reported to the Portland Business Journal that it is not unusual for the company to be several months late paying bills, including electricity and food service bills and employee expense reimbursements.

The company had been dogged by allegations of problems with care for years.
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#226 Jan 4, 2008
A state agency is trying to revoke the license of the same Orange County assisted care facility... where an Alzheimer's patient went missing months ago... and hasn't been seen since.
Reporter David Nazar has been following this case... in a series of reports... and joins us now with more... David.
Ed and Ann... last June... 71-year old T-K Nelms walked out of Paragon Gardens in Mission Viejo... the facility that was supposed to be taking care of him.
In the months since then... we uncovered multiple deficiencies with Paragon...
including the facility being understaffed... and security doors not working properly.
Now... the California Department of Social Services says Paragon Gardens should have its license taken away.
Nazar>> For months -- the Orange County Sheriff's Department searched for Alzheimer's patient T-K Nelms...
The hillsides -- canyons -- neighborhoods... "nothing."
The case remains open -- but sheriff's officials say it's unlikely T-K's alive.
Here's a Paragon administrator -- no longer with the company -- back in June.
Nazar>> Is there an alarm that goes off each time a resident leaves the building?
Sandy Pelusi>> Yes, Yes.
Nazar>> Yet -- the Department of Social Services cited Paragon -- because the alarm and doors were "not" working properly.
Nazar>> So you don't think the staff could have been more proficient in watching over TK?
Pelusi>> No, actually I think they did a wonderful job.
Nazar>> Social Services disagrees with that assessment.
The department repeatedly cited Paragon for being "understaffed."
"Now" -- the California Department of Social Services says...
"We've taken action to revoke the license of Paragon Gardens and parent company Sunwest Management...and to revoke the certificate of two administrators at Paragon Gardens.
The department has also taken exclusion action against __ Sunwest managers from operating or having contact with Paragon clients -- or being in a community care facility anywhere in the State of California.
In an exclusive interview with KOCE -- Sunwest Management responds to the state's action.
Randy Cyphers>> We have filed for a formal notice of defense categorically denying the allegations and we intend to fight it.
Nazar>> Cyphers defends Paragon Gardens and Sunwest.
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#227 Jan 4, 2008
Cyphers>> Sunwest has some incredible policies and procedures that are put into place to ensure as much safety as we possibly can, I don't think we're able to provide absolute safety in all areas, there is no failsafe program out there.
Nazar>> And regarding the problems with the doors -- alarms -- and understaffing?
Cyphers>> There's been a lot of plans of correction over the last number of months and in my opinion much of the issues that we are facing are areas that deal with subjectiveness and as far as we're concerned, we feel we staff extremely appropriate in this property and we're proud of that fact.
Nazar>> Denise Nelms -- wife of T-K -- received a confidential settlement -- and can't go on camera anymore to talk about this case.
Here's Denise's attorney.
Steve Garcia>> Ms. Nelms is horrified, she is saddened, she's lost her husband of 37 years and there's no closure.
Nazar>> Maybe no closure -- but some consolation.
Garcia>> We have to take some solace in knowing that they're not going to be able to continue to do that and I think a message is sent to those that would continue to do that, I think a message is sent, a strong message that the State of California is not going to abide by it.
Paragon Gardens has 90-days to appeal the license revocation.
It then goes to a hearing for review.
Sunwest Management oversees about 200 assisted care facilities nationwide.
David... has anything like this happened before with the Sunwest Company?
In December 2005 -- a 78 year old woman climbed out the window of her room at a Sunwest owned assisted care facility in Georgia.
In July... police identified her skeletal remains which were found less than a half-mile from the facility.
The daughters of the woman sued.
The lawsuit said the facility and Sunwest failed to "adopt appropriate policies and procedures to prevent residents with Dementia and memory problems from wandering away.”
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#228 Jan 4, 2008
this is the beginning of the above article...

A state agency is trying to revoke the license of the same Orange County assisted care facility... where an Alzheimer's patient went missing months ago... and hasn't been seen since.
Reporter David Nazar has been following this case... in a series of reports... and joins us now with more... David.
Ed and Ann... last June... 71-year old T-K Nelms walked out of Paragon Gardens in Mission Viejo... the facility that was supposed to be taking care of him.
In the months since then... we uncovered multiple deficiencies with Paragon...
including the facility being understaffed... and security doors not working properly.
Now... the California Department of Social Services says Paragon Gardens should have its license taken away.

Nazar>> For months -- the Orange County Sheriff's Department searched for Alzheimer's patient T-K Nelms...
The hillsides -- canyons -- neighborhoods... "nothing."
The case remains open -- but sheriff's officials say it's unlikely T-K's alive.
Here's a Paragon administrator -- no longer with the company -- back in June.
Nazar>> Is there an alarm that goes off each time a resident leaves the building?
Sandy Pelusi>> Yes, Yes.
Nazar>> Yet -- the Department of Social Services cited Paragon -- because the alarm and doors were "not" working properly.
Nazar>> So you don't think the staff could have been more proficient in watching over TK?
Pelusi>> No, actually I think they did a wonderful job.
Nazar>> Social Services disagrees with that assessment.
The department repeatedly cited Paragon for being "understaffed."
"Now" -- the California Department of Social Services says...
"We've taken action to revoke the license of Paragon Gardens and parent company Sunwest Management...and to revoke the certificate of two administrators at Paragon Gardens.
The department has also taken exclusion action against __ Sunwest managers from operating or having contact with Paragon clients -- or being in a community care facility anywhere in the State of California.
In an exclusive interview with KOCE -- Sunwest Management responds to the state's action.
Randy Cyphers>> We have filed for a formal notice of defense categorically denying the allegations and we intend to fight it.
Nazar>> Cyphers defends Paragon Gardens and Sunwest.
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#229 Jan 4, 2008
Sunwest Management Inc. has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of all California community residents.

The suit -- which alleges unlawful business practices, false advertising and Consumer Protection Act violations -- is the latest in a series of actions taken against the Salem-based assisted living company in California related to problems with care for elderly residents.

An estimated 20,000 people have resided in Sunwest's 16 California facilities during the past four years, the time period included in the lawsuit.

"The goal is to stop Sunwest from providing substandard care to residents, which results in injury and death of infirm adults," said Steve Garcia, principal at the Long Beach, Calif.-based Garcia Law Firm that brought the suit.

Sunwest operates more than 210 senior living properties nationwide, placing it among the top 10 largest senior living companies in the United States. The $300 million company also tops the list of assisted living operators in Oregon, with at least 47 communities and 3,300 units under management.

Sunwest has grown by more than 40 percent during the past 18 months. Investors own individual properties, while Sunwest is charged with operating them.

The Garcia Law Firm filed the class-action suit Jan. 10 in Orange County Superior Court. It claims Sunwest is advertising and charging residents for care that regulators have demonstrated it does not deliver.

The lawsuit seeks an immediate court order to stop alleged unfair business practices, and pledges to amend the complaint to demand actual and punitive damages if Sunwest does not comply with its demands in 30 days.

Residents typically pay between $3,000 to $5,000 a month for assisted living and memory care housing and services.

In response to the charges, Sunwest Risk Manager Steven Stradley said in an e-mail, "Sunwest's regulatory history is strong, and we stand by our ongoing commitment to provide a quality environment for our residents."

This case comes on the heels of several other regulatory actions recently taken against Sunwest.

The California Department of Social Services is suing to bar Sunwest's top seven executives, including President Jon Harder and COO Darryl Fisher, from operating senior living properties in California. It also seeks to prohibit two former Sunwest-employed administrators from managing elder care facilities in California.
If the company's ability to operate in California is rescinded, Sunwest's properties would have to be sold or closed. A hearing is expected in May.

California regulators are seeking to revoke the license of Sunwest-managed Paragon Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care in Mission Viejo, Calif. Paragon Gardens was cited at least 57 times during the past year for problems with care, and the lawsuit claims six residents were injured and one died in the home from being improperly cared for.
The MediCal Fraud Unit and the attorney general's office continue to investigate Sunwest for allegations of neglect and criminal behavior at Meadowlark Assisted Living in Yreka, Calif. California investigators seized records and shut down Sunwest Management's corporate offices on Aug. 16, 2005, because the company was not complying with written and verbal requests to furnish documents.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of three Meadowlark residents, for deaths blamed on understaffing and negligence, was settled Jan. 11 in a confidential deal.

rmoody@bizjournals.com
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#230 Jan 4, 2008
Lawsuit filed against Sunwest assisted living centers
Posted by Joe Rojas-Burke March 23, 2007 18:14PM
Oregon residents of assisted living centers run by Sunwest Management Inc. have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the Salem-based company understaffed its homes and failed to provide services paid for by residents.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court names 50 Sunwest facilities in Oregon, including Sellwood Landing Assisted Living, Oswego Springs Assisted Living, and Park Place Assisted Living in Portland.

The complaint also alleges that Sunset violated state laws for operating residential facilities.

"We would disagree with that," said Sunwest Management general counsel Wally Gutzler, who said the company hadn't been served with the legal complain and so couldn't comment further.

California residents filed a similar action in January claiming that 16 assisted living facilities run by Sunwest charged for services that were not provided.

Sunwest operates about 180 assisted living facilities across the U.S., according to the company website. The company formed in 1991 and has sought a niche in non-urban areas.
sunwest fan

Hartford, CT

#231 Jan 4, 2008
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A lawsuit filed last week in Portland claims the parent company of several assisted living centers in Douglas County misrepresented the number of skilled care providers it employed and cheated residents out of services paid for but not provided.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, was brought against Sunwest Management. The Salem-based company operates 50 residential facilities in Oregon, including the Forest Glen Retirement & Respite in Canyonville and Callahan Court Memory Care, Callahan Village Assisted Living, and Manor House Memory Care & Respite in Roseburg.

“This is about broken promises for higher profits,” attorney Kathryn Stebner, who filed the lawsuit, said in a release.“It’s shameful that Sunwest is preying on our senior citizens and their families at such a vulnerable time.

Stebner, from San Francisco, is also serving as co-counsel for a similar lawsuit filed against Sunwest Management in California. That suit, filed in January, alleges that residents in 16 facilities operated by Sunwest were charged for services they weren’t provided.

Wallace Gutzler, Sunwest Management’s attorney, did not return a telephone call placed to his office Tuesday. In an interview with a reporter from the Oregonian in Portland, Gutzler denied the company violated state law.

The Oregon lawsuit was filed on behalf of Gwen Olmstead, 80, and Cathleen Naylor, 81. They both reside at Deer Meadow Assisted Living, a Sunwest facility in Sherwood. Olmstead has lived at the Washington County facility since January 2003, while Naylor has been there since February 2004.

The suit alleges Sunwest, which operates more than 200 facilities nationwide, intentionally ignored state laws governing senior residential facilities in order to increase business profits.

The company was formed in 1991 and has created a niche operating facilities in mostly rural areas. Other facilities owned by the company in southern Oregon are located in Cottage Grove, Grants Pass, Rogue River, Eagle Point and Ashland.

Specifically, the lawsuit accuses Sunwest corporate officials of establishing budgets for each individual facility, including those in Douglas County, that called for the “widespread non-compliance with minimum staffing standards.”

The 39-page complaint claims the company misrepresented the number of skilled careworkers employed at each facility. The company counted all staff members, including those who weren’t qualified or involved in resident care, when describing caregiver-to-staff ratios in contracts signed by incoming residents.

In addition, the lawsuit claims that some employees who were hired as caregivers were not properly qualified or trained to properly care for residents.

Residents and potential residents were led to believe the standard of care provided at each of the company’s facilities was better than it actually was, the lawsuit claims. As a result, residents did not receive what they paid for.

“The Defendants conceived and implemented a plan to wrongfully increase business profits at the expense of the health of residents such as Cathleen A. Naylor and Gwen E. Olmstead,” the court complaint said,“and others similarly situated through the chronic understaffing and under-funding of their facilities which prevented their facilities from providing adequate and proper care to their residents....”

Although Naylor and Olmstead were the only named plaintiffs, the lawsuit also seeks class action status. That would allow more than 3,000 residents of the company’s facilities in Oregon to ask to be added as plaintiffs.
puzzled

Pfafftown, NC

#232 Jan 5, 2008
this is really some interesting articles. Do you know how current these are. I was told by my admin., that all lawsuits had been won out west. I know that this was not true, but I would like to know how current these are. Most people that I know working for Sunwest are looking for jobs.
Law suite follower

Hartford, CT

#233 Jan 5, 2008
some of them seem to be old, but I do know that there are still several law suites that are active...one in GA that I know of and then two more that were just served last month and this month in CA. OR is still looking to get them out of the state, as is CA. NC is now looking at another community that is having problems and CT is not very fond of them. I understand from my regional ops person that he has just gotten word that they want to decrease staffing again in his communities and he is getting ready to do it next week. I will NOT work for them any longer...I am going to be a caregiver at another community in Manchester and have been offered quite the referral fee to bring people from my community to where I am going. I would do it even without the money, but hey, I have to make a living.
puzzled

Pfafftown, NC

#234 Jan 5, 2008
amazing, i did here that a facility in south carolina is in trouble with the state. I just hope I can find another job soon.
snapshot

Denver, CO

#235 Jan 5, 2008
Sunwest is the most horrible company I have ever worked for. They are so dishonest and treat the residents, employees, vendors and family members horribly. How do we get the word out about this website so that folks on the west coast and other areas can blog. I notice that most of the entries are from the East coast. The information contained on this website might really be of interest to state regulators. I am all for doing everything possible to get this company shut-down.
Law suite follower

Hartford, CT

#236 Jan 5, 2008
Well, from what I have been told by employees, the east coast is where all the trouble is, under the leadership of Joellen. I mean, lets be real, there is trouble in GA (la suite), in NC, in VA, PA, MD (they do not managed those communities any longer in MD), CT and they are starting to have state issues in OH. But then again, there are other issues, TX (got in trouble with lying so that people could get VA benefits), CA, WA, OR. They are just bad news, and now they are trying to sell off some of their communities at a HUGE loss, due to the fact that they need money.

I think that the end is near
connie

United States

#237 Jan 6, 2008
Law suite follower wrote:
Well, from what I have been told by employees, the east coast is where all the trouble is, under the leadership of Joellen. I mean, lets be real, there is trouble in GA (la suite), in NC, in VA, PA, MD (they do not managed those communities any longer in MD), CT and they are starting to have state issues in OH. But then again, there are other issues, TX (got in trouble with lying so that people could get VA benefits), CA, WA, OR. They are just bad news, and now they are trying to sell off some of their communities at a HUGE loss, due to the fact that they need money.
I think that the end is near
They need the money to pay the construction going on at Victorian Manor in Batavia ny! I just talked to a friend who is also a resident there and she said the rent is going up again! This is the second rent increase since Sunwest took over less than two years ago! I am the only one who had gutts enough to turn them into the state! The rest of the staff just puts up with their crap! Although I must say they can't keep any good help!
puzzled

Pfafftown, NC

#238 Jan 6, 2008
What communites are being sold? We had a real estate guy come to our facility. Hopefully we are one of the facilities to be sold
Sunwest Sux

Charlotte, NC

#239 Jan 7, 2008
sunwest stinks wrote:
hey-does anyone know lynn smiths full name? Isn't there an initial in front of the lynn part?
It is Richard Lynn Smith...... As in DICK.
Sunwest Sux

Charlotte, NC

#240 Jan 7, 2008
And the hits just keep on rolling. Alleged Medicaid fraud in NC, corporate protects the guilty and covers it up, then allows its employees to be HARASSED for reporting it......

And if Lynn Smith is a piece of work, John Klevins is a piece of dog dooky. They will get what is coming to them, in court.

And for the record, I am a former manager with Sunwest. Ain't Charlotte region just grand????

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