Harris County Democrats (Houston) have been using the same ballot corruption playbook George Soros owned Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is.
The current Harris County administration is receiving the same kind of complaints and reports from voters that Maricopa County, Arizona is:
🔹polling centers in conservative precincts were not set up properly or not ready to open on time,
🔹voting machines would not work or if they did, were not functioning correctly,
🔹there was no ballot paper or not enough to meet the demand in targeted areas,
🔹ballot scanners were either not working or functioning improperly.
“I’m calling on the Secretary of State, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Texas Rangers to initiate investigations into allegations of improprieties in the way that the 2022 elections were conducted in Harris County,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday. “The allegations of election improprieties in our state’s largest county may result from anything ranging from malfeasance to blatant criminal conduct.”
“Voters in Harris County deserve to know what happened,” he continued. “Integrity in the election process is essential. To achieve that standard, a thorough investigation is warranted.”
Responding in accordance with what appears to be Hobb’s Arizona cheating playbook, Harris County Communications Director for Elections Administration, Leah Shah responded to Abbott’s actions:
“The Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office is fully committed to transparency regarding the processes and procedures implemented for the November 8, 2022, Midterm Elections…”
“…The office is currently completing vote tabulation of provisional ballots in reparation for the statutorily required manual count that must occur before canvassing. The last day to Canvas is November 22, 2022. The office is currently reviewing issues and claims made about Election Day and will include these findings in a post-elections report to be shared promptly with the Harris County Elections Commission and the County Commissioner Court.”
Concerned conservatives and independent voters are calling this corruption a repeat of the March and May elections and term it as a form of “voter suppression” and “disenfranchising.”
“I’m tired of this crap going on in our county,” Harris County GOP Chair Cindy Siegel said last week. “Voter suppression is when you can’t go into a poll, or it’s not open, when you don’t have equipment that works, and when you don’t have the paper to record your ballot.”
Another Democrat operative was convicted in Texas for attempting to change the outcome of a political race.
On Friday, Democrat political consultant Damien Jones was convicted for his failed scheme intended to affect the outcome of the race for Texas House of Representatives District 132 during the 2020 election cycle, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“At a time when threats against public servants are at an all-time high, it is critical to hold accountable those who would try to subvert the will of the people by coercing a state representative into dropping out of an election,” Ogg said. “We thank the jurors for their service.”
Jones was convicted of Coercion of a Public Servant for an anonymous threat texted to then-State Rep. Gina Calanni in an attempt to coerce her into resigning her position in HD 132, instead of running for re-election.
The threat was made on Dec. 2, 2019, just days before the 2020 primary election filing deadline. Instead of resigning, Calanni reported the threat to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which, in conjunction with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Public Corruption Division, investigated the complaint.
Because Jones was convicted of the Class A misdemeanor, he was facing up to a year in the Harris County Jail and up to a $4,000 fine or both.
Following a three-day trial, a judge sentenced Jones to one year of probation. Jones will be required to complete a class on making good decisions and 30 hours of community service.
The case was prosecuted by Kimberly Smith and Michael Levine of the District Attorney’s Public Corruption Division.
“This was a case of ambition that crossed the line into criminal conduct,” Levine said. “By trying to coerce a politician into resigning, he illegally sought to influence an election.”
“This goes beyond just expressing your opinion. This was a threat,” Smith said. “This is a prime example of showing that no matter what your profession is, you are going to be held responsible for what you say and do.”
Two Houston, Texas area men face new charges in nationwide pharmacy health care fraud scheme that targeted elderly citizens, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Mohamed Mokbel, 57, and Fathy Elsafty, 63, both of Houston, are expected to make their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Yvonne Ho today at 2 p.m.
🔹The 18-count superseding indictment, returned July 20, alleges that from 2013 to January 2022, Mokbel and ElSafty conspired to commit a $150 million mail fraud and health care fraud scheme and engaged in money laundering with the fraud proceeds.
🔹Mokbel is also alleged to have continued the fraud scheme at MK Pharmacy, a Houston area pharmacy, from April 2021 through January 2022.
🔹During this time, he had been permitted release on bond after the return of the original indictment in March 2021.
🔹Mokbel was the CEO of 4M Pharmaceuticals Inc., according to the charges. With ElSafty’s assistance, he allegedly acquired and controlled over a dozen pharmacies that operated in Houston and elsewhere.
🔹The indictment alleges Elsafty served as 4M’s accountant and tax preparer and had ownership interests in several pharmacies located in California, Texas and Florida.
🔹ElSafty allegedly aided Mokbel by falsifying corporate filings and concealing Mokbel’s involvement in the pharmacies.
Among Mokbel’s assets during his arrest at his $2 million home in Afton Oaks, officers and agents discovered $100,000 in casino poker chips, $32,000 in gift cards, multi-millions in various bank accounts, and his ownership of a 12-story building in Egypt.
“The fraud was pervasive and carried out using a sophisticated mass marketing scheme targeting individuals over the age of 55 using telemarketing and mail, according to the charges.” an FBI release stated. “Mokbel is alleged to have purchased patient data and directed 4M Pharmaceuticals’ employees to submit test claims to patient insurance plans to determine insurance coverage.”
🔹4M then allegedly sent prescription fax requests to doctors’ offices on behalf of the patients without their knowledge or consent.
SOLD TO DEAD PATIENTS
🔹In some cases, 4M requested prescriptions for patients who had been dead for months, if not years, according to the allegations.
🔹Company employees then allegedly called patients to report their doctor had approved prescriptions for them and that they would receive the medications at no cost. However, Medicare and other insurance plans often required a copay which 4M did not collect, according to the charges. When audited, 4M allegedly falsified proof of the copay collection.
🔹Mokbel and ElSafty are charged with one count of a conspiracy to commit mail and health care fraud, two counts of health care fraud and 15 counts of money laundering.
🔹If convicted of the conspiracy, they face up to 20 years in prison, while the health care violations carry a 10-year-term.
🔹Money laundering also carries a potential 10-year sentence. The use of telemarketing to target people over 55 as a means to commit mail fraud and health care fraud carries an additional penalty of 10 years. Fines could also be assessed in the amounts of $250,000 or not more than twice the amount of the criminally derived property involved in the transaction.
In 2021, Houston Methodist Hospital bragged they were the first in the nation to force their employees to leave their jobs due to the system’s forced COVID vaccine mandates, but their boasting backfired.
In June, 2021, the CEO of Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital was quoted as saying “100% vaccination is more important than your individual freedom. Everyone of you is replaceable. If you don’t like what you’re doing you can leave and we will replace your spot.”
However, in September, when Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the entire Methodist Health System in Texas, the hospital system backed down quick.
Methodist Health changed their tune and decided to allow some employees religious accommodations to its demand that all accept the experimental COVID-19 vaccines.
A Liberty Counsel’s letter informed Methodist they were directly violating several state and federal laws.
“For the first time in the history of the United States, an employer is forcing an employee to participate in an experimental vaccine trial as a condition for continued employment,” the lawsuit argued.
The lawsuit said the Methodist hospital “became the first major health care system in the country to force it [sic] employees to be injected with an experimental COVID-19 mRNA gene modification injection (‘experimental vaccine’) or be fired.”
“Methodist Hospital is forcing its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment,” the lawsuit’s opening paragraph stated.
At Houston Methodist, 153 employees either resigned during a two-week suspension period or were terminated for noncompliance.
The former Houston Methodist employees demanded their jobs back after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
The governor’s executive order, issued Oct. 11, 2021, banned any entity in Texas, including private employers, from enforcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
This week, a Houston physician who resigned her provisional privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital after being suspended for using social media to spread what the hospital called “dangerous [COVID-19] misinformation,” is suing the hospital for a second time.
Mary Bowden, MD, an ear, nose and throat specialist who runs a private practice, filed the $25 million lawsuit July 25 in Harris County District Court. The lawsuit accuses Houston Methodist Hospital as well as Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom, MD, of defamation.
“Methodist and Boom retaliated against Dr. Bowden in an unprecedented manner. Without notice, they published false and defamatory statements to the press and on social media, affording no due process, acting contrary to and with reckless disregard for both the letter and spirit of Methodist’s bylaws,” the lawsuit reads.
During a news conference July 25, which was posted on Twitter, Dr. Bowden said she filed the lawsuit to hold the hospital accountable.
4,000 COVID PATIENTS TREATED SUCCESSFULLY BY DR. BOWDEN
“I am being punished for speaking about what I am seeing firsthand,” she said. “… I have now treated over 4,000 COVID-19 patients, and every single one of them who has received early treatment has stayed out of the hospital and survived, and no one has had any adverse repercussions from my treatment. But Methodist has made it appear that I am potentially dangerous and need to be silenced. And that is wrong.”
Dr. Bowden voluntarily resigned Nov. 15, 2021, after she was suspended Nov. 12 for using her social media accounts to spread what the hospital described as misinformation about COVID-19.
The Houston Methodist statement around the time of Dr. Bowden’s suspension said: “Dr. Mary Bowden, who recently joined the medical staff at Houston Methodist Hospital, is using her social media accounts to express her personal and political opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine and treatments. These opinions, which are harmful to the community, do not reflect reliable medical evidence or the values of Houston Methodist, where we have treated more than 25,000 COVID-19 inpatients, and where all our employees and physicians are vaccinated to protect our patients. Despite what she has posted, Houston Methodist does not and will never deny care to a patient based on vaccination status.”
Houston Methodist’s statement from that time also said that Dr. Bowden “has never admitted a patient at Houston Methodist Hospital,” and “is spreading dangerous misinformation which is not based in science. Furthermore, Dr. Bowden has told Houston Methodist that she is vaccinated, as required of all physicians who practice at Houston Methodist.”
The $25 million defamation lawsuit is the second lawsuit filed by Dr. Bowden against Houston Methodist.
She announced the first legal action at a news conference Jan. 17, saying she sought COVID-19 data as well as financial information from Houston Methodist.
At the time, she said: “We want to know, of the … people you have vaccinated, how many of those have had an adverse reaction, and what are they? Then, of all the people who have recently been admitted with COVID, how many of those people are fully vaccinated, how many of your fully vaccinated employees are having breakthrough cases, and of the … patients who have died in your hospitals, how many of them were refused early treatment?”
Dr. Bowden also posed financial questions, including whether the hospital has any financial relationships with the vaccine companies, and is seeking information related to hospital earnings during the pandemic.
Abbott’s October order specifically stated that “no entity in Texas” can enforce vaccination against anyone, including an employee or consumer, who objects “for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19.”
New York city lost over 25,000 people a month between 2020 and 2021 due to dirty politics, strict and questionable COVID mandates and soaring crime. Official counts indicate a total of 305,465 citizens left.
Other Democrat controlled cities experienced similar population losses for that time period:
🔹Los Angeles (-40,537);
🔹Chicago, Illinois (-45,175);
🔹San Jose, California (-27,419);
🔹Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (-24,754);
🔹Dallas, Texas (-14,777);
🔹Houston, Texas (-11,777);
🔹Indianapolis, Indiana (-5,343)
🔹San Diego, California (-3,783);
🔹Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco lost roughly 6.3% of its population in 2021, the highest-percentage loss of any U.S. city.
Illegal immigration appears to be another cause of citizens leaving.
“While only 4% of all cities and towns had a population of 50,000 or more in 2021, collectively they contained 129.3 million people — nearly 39% of the U.S. population,” said Crystal Delbé, a statistician in the Population Division at the Census Bureau. “On the other hand, of the 19,494 incorporated places in the United States, more than 75% had fewer than 5,000 people.”
Fastest Growing by Percentage
Arizona, Texas, Florida and Idaho all had several places among the 15 fastest-growing cities or towns:
🔹Georgetown, Texas, had the largest growth from July 2020 to July 2021, increasing by 10.5%, a rate of growth which would double the population in less than seven years.
🔹 Leander, Texas (10.1%);
🔹Queen Creek Town, Arizona (8.9%);
🔹Buckeye, Arizona (8.6%);
🔹New Braunfels, Texas (8.3%).
🔹Fort Myers, Florida (6.8%),
🔹Casa Grande, Arizona (6.2%);
🔹Maricopa, Arizona (6.1%);
🔹North Port, Florida (5.5%);
🔹Spring Hill, Tennessee (5.4%);
🔹Goodyear, Arizona (5.4%); an
🔹Port St. Lucie, Florida (5.2%).
🔹Rounding out the list were three suburbs of Boise, Idaho: Meridian (5.2%), Caldwell (5.2%) and Nampa (5.0%).
Population Count Growth by People
🔹San Antonio, Texas, topped the list of the largest numeric gainers with an increase of 13,626 people between 2020 and 2021.
Eight states–Arkansas, Alaska, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas–filed a lawsuit Friday against the Biden Administration for its abuse of the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee and Parole Program.
The CAM program provides certain aliens in the United States the ability to secure protected status after entering the country illegally. Then, the aliens can petition the government to bring in extended family members from Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala. There is no authority in federal law for this sort of program.
“The Biden Administration has sown nothing but disaster for our country through its illegal, unconstitutional immigration policies,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “Biden’s latest round of flagrant law-breaking includes his Central American Minors Program, which has contributed significantly to many states being forced to take in even more aliens. My fellow attorneys general and I are suing to stop it.”
In addition to its abuse of the CAM program, the Biden Administration has, since it came to power a year ago, attempted to:
🔹stop border wall construction,
🔹cease arrests and deportations of broad categories of aliens,
🔹terminate the Remain-in-Mexico program.
Paxton hosted fellow attorneys general to witness first-hand accounts of the massive influx of illegal aliens, which affects not only Texas, but the entire country on Thursday and Friday.
The attorneys general met with top officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Border Patrol (BP), and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) for briefings. They also took a border wall tour, and a boat tour on the Rio Grande River.
Donald J. Trump publically acknowledged Paxton and several other Attorneys General who attended the 45th President’s Texas rally Saturday evening in Conroe, near Houston.
Nearly 2 million illegal aliens are reported to have flooded the United States over the past year through the southwest border.
A new state law gives Texans additional time to renew their vehicle registration online. House Bill 2152 allows online registration renewals up to 12 months past the expiration date.
Previously, Texans could renew expired registrations online up to nine months past the expiration date. Customers who renew late will still be responsible for paying for a full year of registration.
Additionally, anyone renewing between 10 and 12 months after their registration expires will have the option to renew for both the current (past-due) registration year and the next registration year at the same time.
The month of expiration will not change for Texans using this option. Registration and local county fees will be doubled when registration is renewed for both years; however, only one Processing and Handling Fee will be charged.
Three Houston-area pharmacists, a doctor, and a pharmacy technician have been arrested for allegedly running three pharmacies and two clinics as “pill mills;” distributing hydrocodone, oxycodone, and other controlled drugs without a legitimate medical purpose.
According to court documents, since January 2018, Chrisco Pharmacy (Chrisco), Keystone Pharmacy (Keystone), and Peoples Pharmacy (Peoples) illegally dispensed nearly four million pills of the Schedule II opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone.
🔹Keystone owner and pharmacist-in-charge Anthony Obute, 46, of Houston, was indicted yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for illegally distributing and dispensing hydrocodone and the Schedule IV muscle relaxer carisoprodol. According to the filed criminal complaint leading to Obute’s arrest on Dec. 2, Obute operated Keystone as a pill mill, illegally distributing hydrocodone and oxycodone.
The complaint further alleges that from about September 2018 to about September 2020, Obute directed Keystone to purchase around 1.1 million of the highest-strength, short-acting hydrocodone and oxycodone pills commercially available, which he then sold to so-called “crew leaders,” or drug traffickers who pay individuals to pose as patients in order to obtain pills to sell onto the black market.
🔹Ophelia Emeakoroha, 50, of Pearland, was arrested on Dec. 2 on a criminal complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleging that Emeakoroha, the pharmacist-in-charge at Peoples, illegally distributed and dispensed hydrocodone and oxycodone.
According to court documents, from about Jan. 1, 2019, to about Dec. 31, 2019, Emeakoroha caused Peoples to purchase around 250,000 of the highest-strength, short-acting hydrocodone and oxycodone pills commercially available, which she then sold to crew leaders in a scheme similar to Keystone’s.
🔹Shivarajpur Ravi, M.D., 65, of Houston, was arrested on Dec. 2 on a criminal complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleging that he operated two pill-mill clinics in the Houston area, which he used to illegally distribute and dispense hydrocodone and carisoprodol.
According to court documents, undercover officers obtained illegitimate prescriptions from Ravi, once in 2020 at his clinic operating out of 12555 Ste. B Gulf Freeway in Houston, and again at a new clinic located at 3333 Bayshore Dr., Ste. 250, Pasadena, which he opened in 2021.
The papers detail how crew leaders were observed paying for groups of patients, filling out their paperwork, and coaching them on what to say to the doctor as they waited to be seen. The 2020 purported consult with Ravi is alleged to have lasted less than two minutes, after which officers had the prescription filled at Keystone. In both cases, the visit ended with Ravi prescribing large quantities of hydrocodone and carisoprodol.
🔹A few weeks prior to the arrests of Obute, Emeakoroha, and Ravi, Christopher Obaze, 61, of Richmond, and Eric Tubbe, 36, of Rosenberg, were arrested on charges brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas related to their alleged illicit operation of Chrisco as a pill mill.
The eight-count indictment alleged that in doing so, Obaze and Tubbe conspired to illegally distribute and dispense hydrocodone and oxycodone, maintained Chrisco as a drug-involved premises in proximity to a facility for children, and laundered their ill-gotten gains, using the proceeds to promote the enterprise, depositing cash in amounts below $10,000 to avoid bank reporting requirements, and transferring the proceeds through numerous accounts to obscure the funds’ origins.
Obaze was also charged with tax crimes. According to court documents, from around January 2018, to around October 2021, Obaze was the pharmacist-in-charge and Tubbe was a pharmacy technician at Chrisco, which the two men used as a front to purchase and then illegally sell around 2.25 million of the highest-strength short-acting hydrocodone and oxycodone pills commercially available. The indictment alleges that Obaze and Tubbe sold the pills, in bulk, directly to drug traffickers, without the involvement of doctors, prescriptions, or patients.
Federal charges related to the illegal distribution of Schedule II opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone, which all of the indicted defendants face, carry statutory maximums of 20 years in prison. Obaze and Tubbe are both charged with money laundering crimes that carry statutory maximums of 10 and 20 years in prison, while Obaze’s tax charges carry a statutory maximum of three years. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Scottsdale, Arizona based Barrett-Jackson, billed as “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions,” continued at full throttle during their inaugural Houston auction at NRG Center last month with $37.5 million in sales.
Leading the way was the $1.98 million sale of a 1979 Porsche 928 driven by Tom Cruise in the film “Risky Business.” It was a world record auction sale of any Porsche 928 from any year.
They continued to fill the demand for collector car non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with two movie-themed Motoclub SparkNFTs.
NFTs are not the actual cars, but “the digital packaging of an exclusive video, an illustration, and three still images,” indicated the car collections dealer. “It’s a digital piece of automobilia of sorts commemorating the sale of a spectacular VIN 001 vehicle.”
🔹The 1959 Cadillac “Ghostbusters” Ectomobile Re-Creation NFT sold for $8,000.
🔹The 1994 Toyota Supra from “The Fast & the Furious” franchise NFT hammered in at $6,000.
Barrett-Jackson’s first auction in the Lone Star State featured a 100% no-reserve docket with nearly 500 collectible vehicles that sold for more than $35.4 million. The Automobilia Auction featured 279 pieces that sold for over $1 million, marking the company’s most successful non-Scottsdale Automobilia Auction. Barrett-Jackson also continued to trailblaze with the auction of two NFTs, which brought in a combined $14,000.
“This was a banner year filled with historic events made up of over 200 world-record auction sales that are forever etched into automotive history,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
“Thanks to our sponsors, consignors, bidders and guests, our inaugural Houston auction was an extraordinary extension of this year’s success. We’re far more than a car auction; we’re an immersive automotive experience with exhibitors, thrill rides and activities that rivals any event. We can’t wait for our January 2022 Scottsdale auction, when we’ll celebrate everything we’ve accomplished over our 50-year history, in true Barrett-Jackson fashion.”
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Texas Governor Abbott’s Executive Order Protects Workers Forced Out
Houston Methodist Hospital may have been bragging they were the first in the nation to force their employees to leave their jobs due the system’s forces COVID vaccine mandates, but their boasting could backfire.
Former Houston Methodist employees, fired or forced to resign for not complying with the system’s experimental vaccination requirements, are now demanding their jobs back after Texas Gov.Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates, according to Houston Public Media.
The governor’s executive order, issued Oct. 11, bans any entity in Texas, including private employers, from enforcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
The order specifically states that “no entity in Texas” can enforce vaccination against anyone, including an employee or consumer, who objects “for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19.”
Jared Woodfill, a prominent Houston attorney representing 153 former Houston Methodist employees who where shown the exit door with the system in June for not complying with its mandate, sent a letter to the system Oct. 12, demanding the workers be rehired.
Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom, MD, said he’s disappointed in the governor’s order and that system leaders are reviewing the order’s implications.
“As the first hospital system in the country to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for employees and physicians, we are deeply disappointed in the governor’s order that tries to prohibit such mandates,” Dr. Boom gloated in an Oct. 12 statement.
“We are proud of our employees and physicians, who are 100 percent compliant with our vaccine policy,” not bothering to mention over 200 workers (not all sued) were forced out.
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The FBI Violent Crime Task Force seeks the public’s help to identify and locate a bank robber dubbed the “Little Red Riding Crook” who struck a Houston bank wearing a red raincoat-style jacket.
Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
On September 28, 2021, at approximately 11:59 a.m., the man walked into the Wells Fargo Bank located at 11105 Westheimer Road. He went to a teller counter and presented a note demanding cash. The robber walked out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
The “Little Red Riding Crook” is described as a white or Hispanic man, in his mid-20s, approximately 5’3” tall with a thin body build, and a thin jawline beard.
In addition to the red raincoat-style jacket, the thief wore a black baseball cap, blue COVID-style face mask, black shirt, light jeans, and dark shoes.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging, and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at http://www.crime-stoppers.org, or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.
Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.