Tag Archives: Russell Maxwell

It’s Called Free Speech (Part II)


[Continued from 6/15/11] Last night I asked Susan if she had ever before had any trouble with Medicaid. She wasn’t sure.  Upon further questioning, I learned that she’s not sure how long she’s been on Medicaid “this time”—she thinks it’s … Continue reading

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Wayne Freeman’s At It Again


All you faithful readers will remember that Wayne Freeman is co-owner of Medical Answering Service (MAS).  MAS is a private company that has gotten contracts in several New York State counties to provide dispatch services for Medicaid transportation. Wayne Freeman … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part IV)


On December 22, 2009, Wayne Freeman and Russell Maxwell signed a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and were required to pay $80,000 back to the New York State taxpayers.  The CIA was a 27-page … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part II)


Then I get to remembering.  In the 1980’s, a special prosecutor uncovered two corrupt schemes in Onondaga County government.  In one, the county department heads were shaking down their employees twice a year for contributions to the Republican Party.  In … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part I)


In October 2005, I received a letter illegally kicking me off Medicaid transportation, signed by Zachary Karmen, Chief Welfare Attorney of the Onondaga County Dept. of Social Services.  That was the first I’d ever heard of Mr. Karmen. Medicaid transportation was, … Continue reading

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Under Cover of Darkness: Corruption in Onondaga County Government (Part II)


            So Wayne Freeman, doing business as Medical Answering Service (MAS), LLC, was botching the job and the result was that I couldn’t get to my doctors’ appointments, so I started asking questions.  One of the things I learned was … Continue reading

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Under Cover of Darkness: Onondaga County Government and the Syracuse Newspapers


            What happens to the citizens when the government and the newspapers are in collusion?  What happens to democracy?  Come to Central New York and find out.             In 1955 Stephen Rogers became the publisher of the Syracuse Newspapers—the Herald … Continue reading

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