Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Please send your complaints via certified mail, so you can track their receipt of your mail. Keep track of each person and/or agency where you submit a report. Ultimately, each person/agency who receives a report, and fails to act on such a report, is aiding and abetting any corruption that may exist. Request legislation and FBI reporting from your legislator; request investigations by licensing bodies; request investigations from law enforcement agencies.

We hope the list below helps you in your reporting efforts.

To contact Attorney General, Lisa Madigan:


To contact Governor Quinn:


To Contact U.S. Senator Durbin:


To Contact U.S. Senator Mark Kirk:


To Contact the Chicago FBI Office: (Request RICO investigations, report Predatory Guardianship and Racketeering):

Call their main number at :  312-421-6700

Ask if they have any other complaints about the parties you are complaining about, and if they would please add your file to any existing files on that person


To identify your State Representative:


To Contact your Illinois State Representative:


To Report Medicaid Fraud and Abuse (OBRA Special Needs Pooled Trusts with inappropriate spending, or other inappropriate Medicaid-Qualifying Trusts):


To Report Medicare Fraud and Abuse (Inappropriate admission to hospice which do not meet Medicare criteria for medical diagnoses; false billing):



To report Veteran's Benefits Fraud and Abuse (Inappropriate spending of wards' benefits; Inappropriate deposits into Medicaid-Qualifying/OBRA Trusts):


To Report Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect (Inappropriate care, inappropriate nursing home transfers, inappropriate medications, requests for divulging of financial assets followed by Predatory Guardianship proceedings):


To Report Attorney and GAL Misconduct:


To Report Judicial Misconduct:

To Report Nurse and Social Worker Misconduct: (Predatory actions to gain client for guardianship company; inappropriate exhorbitant guardianship fees; false reports submitted to court resulting in restricted visitation)


To report Bank Misconduct: (Predatory guardianships resulting in assets deposited in bank trust accounts):

http://www.fdic.gov/ and


To join efforts with other Cook County and National Guardianship Abuse Victims: (National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse---NASGA):


To contact US Attorney Zachary Fardon:

United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-5300

United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Illinois, Western Division
327 S. Church Street, Room 3300
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: (815) 987-4444

Contact: Randall SambornAssistant US Attorney, Public Information Officer
Direct: (312) 353-5318, Cell(312) 613-6700



VA Prosecutes Defrauders of Veterans

June 12, 2007

Nicholson: “Full Force of Law” to Protect Earned Benefits
WASHINGTON – Continuing a long-standing campaign to identify and prosecute those who defraud veterans of their rightful benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently highlighted several successes by its Inspector General in investigating people who mishandle the finances of veterans and family members unable to manage their own affairs.
“VA is committed to protecting our veterans, especially our most vulnerable veterans.  We will investigate and help bring charges against anyone suspected of defrauding veterans of the disability compensation or any other assistance they have earned,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson. “Fiduciary fraud is a heinous crime.  We will bring the full force of law against offenders.”
Among recent cases successfully prosecuted as a result of investigations by VA’s Office of the Inspector General:
  • Los Angeles resident Anne Chavis pleaded guilty to perjury and forgery in embezzling $1 million from veterans who were too disabled to handle their own financial matters.  She is awaiting sentencing.
  • The daughter and son-in-law of an elderly Alaskan veteran with Alzheimer’s disease diverted about $500,000 from the veteran to make personal purchases while failing to pay the veteran’s bills.  Phyllis Talas was sentenced to 60 months’ probation, and Frank Talas to six months’ incarceration and 36 months’ probation.
  • Washington state woman overseeing her niece’s VA benefits pleaded guilty to misappropriating funds and was sentenced to 36 months of probation.  Christina May diverted to her personal use funds from VA’s Dependency and Indemnity Compensation awarded to her under-age niece.  
From January 2005 through April 5 this year, VA’s Office of Inspector General investigated 61 cases of alleged fiduciary fraud.  Twenty-seven people were indicted on related charges, of whom 19 have been convicted so far.  Resulting penalties have included $1.9 million in court-ordered restitution for veterans or their estates, 191 months’ imprisonment and 838 months of probation.
To report suspected fraud involving veterans benefits, other crimes, fraud, waste or mismanagement in the VA, please contact the Office of Inspector General Hotline at 1-800-488-8244 or email at vaoighotline@va.gov.  

More may be read at :  http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1345
You can contact the Department of Veterans Affairs’ hotline at (800) 488-8244, between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday–excluding Federal holidays. Write the VA hotline at: VA Inspector General Hotline (53E), P.O. Box 50410, Washington, DC 20091-0410. Or contact them by email: vaoighotline@va.gov The types of complaints the VA hotline accepts: Employee misconduct. Patient abuse. Serious safety violations. Theft from VA beneficiaries. Theft or misuse of Government property. False claims by beneficiaries, claimants, patients, employees, or contractors. Systemic problems with VA programs or operations. Gross waste of funds or official time. The VA hotline will want to know: The particular VA facility or office involved. The identity of the wrongdoer(s) and victim(s). The alleged legal or policy violation(s) or other misconduct. The effect of the wrongdoing, such as dollars lost, delay produced, etc. The date(s) when the event(s) occurred. The identity of any witness(es) to the event(s). Copies of relevant documents that support the allegation. Whether anyone else has already reviewed the allegation. An address and telephone number of a named complainant and whether the complainant wishes confidentiality.

Mandatory Elder and Child Abuse Reporting by Health Care Workers

"Pursuant to Public Act 91-0244, effective January 1, 2000, if you are a licensed health care worker, and you have reason to believe that an adult 60 years of age or older who resides in a domestic living situation who, because of dysfunction is unable to
seek assistance for himself or herself has, within the previous 12
months been subject to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, the
mandated reporter shall, within 24 hours after developing such belief,
report this suspicion to the Department on Aging. Reports should be
made to the
DEPARTMENT ON AGING AT 1-800-252-8966."

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