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“I Don’t Know; I Really Don’t.” (Part III)


Continuation to https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/i-dont-know-i-really-dont-part-ii/ Around this time—“this time” being near the beginning of June—Long Term Care’s nurse supervisor, Marge Owens, named the licensed home health care agencies with whom the county contracts: All Metro Health Care, Home Aides of CNY, Interim … Continue reading

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Transportation: From Medicaid to Centro


The only significant consequence of my meeting with County Legislator Kathy Rapp was that my vendor stopped carrying me.  He started kicking my rides back to Medicaid dispatch and saying that he couldn’t provide service in the time frame requested, … Continue reading

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The Contractor and the Contractee


No, as it turned out, the ACLU could not help me.  The local branch apparently consisted solely of an executive director with no staff. I was sitting out there battering my head against Mike Addario, general manager of Rural Metro; … Continue reading

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Thereafter


The essential defense of the political corruption between the Onondaga County government and the Republican Party was twofold:  (1) everybody does it and (2) we’ve always done it. There was a conspiracy among county department heads to sell political fundraising … Continue reading

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From The New York Times (Part II)


Citing those remarks [“We need another sodomizer in Attica like we need another Peter Andreoli in Onondaga County.”], Mr. Andreoli asked Judge Cunningham to disqualify himself when he was called upon to rule in a jurisdictional dispute between the special prosecutor and the … Continue reading

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From The New York Times (Part I)


Andreoli’s Investigations Stir a Debate in Syracuse By Charles Kaiser, September 3, 1979 SYRACUSE—Since 1976, when Governor Carey made Peter D. Andreoli the special prosecutor for Onondaga County, three special grand juries have indicted the County Executive, a former district … Continue reading

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The Verdict


Onondaga County Deputy Comptroller Richard Sheeran was indicted on 134 charges of violating Civil Service and Election Laws pertaining to making his employees contribute to the Republican Party.  When the trial verdict was announced, he was acquitted of all the felonies and convicted of … Continue reading

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