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Planned Parenthood staffers arrested for: theft, embezzlement, shop lifting

Posted in Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortion Worker, Abortionist arrested, Planned Parenthood and Black Women, Planned Parenthood Arrested, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood employee arrested, Planned Parenthood employee steals, Planned Parenthood Eugenics Connections, Planned Parenthood ex employee with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2017 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood staffer charged with felony embezzlement

A fired Planned Parenthood staffer has been charged with felony embezzlement in Oklahoma County District Court, according to a local media outlet. Kelly Lee Smith, 38, worked at Planned Parenthood’s first facility in the state to offer abortions, located in Warr Acres. A report published by Newsok.com said the abortion staffer was arrested October 11, 2017, after she allegedly used a Planned Parenthood credit card to buy lingerie, hotel rooms, amusement park attractions, and a cruise.

Kathy Lee Smith

Mugshot: Planned Parenthood staffer Kelly Lee Smith

Authorities allege that between May and August of 2017, Smith fraudulently charged over $23,000 across nine states and Mexico. According to NewsOk.com, Planned Parenthood fired Smith on August 28. The paper reported that additional unauthorized credit card charges by Smith included clothing, pet supplies, beauty products, waxing services, electronics, pedicures, home decor, child care, and fast food, according to the affidavit.

Police reported Smith embezzled an additional $2,424 in cash that was supposed to be deposited into the Planned Parenthood bank account, the paper added.

Smith is not the first Planned Parenthood staffer to be accused of theft.

Planned Parenthood staffer sentenced Buffalo News

In July of 2013, a Planned Parenthood employee who worked as the organization’s accountant pled guilty to second-degree grand larceny after stealing over $100,000 from the organization.  WIVP reported at the time, that between August 2012 and March 2013, 44-year-old Melissa Kwoka forged checks from Planned Parenthood of Western New York to herself and her husband, according to a criminal accusation by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

Melissa Kowka

Planned Parenthood employee forged checks

According to the Buffalo News, Kwoka was originally sentenced to six years in jail and five years probation on the contingency that she repay $102,733 to the abortion corporation. The paper reports that, “The judge ordered her to make monthly payments for 10 years of $647.78 to Planned Parenthood to cover $77,733 of the stolen amount. The judge also ordered $208.33 monthly payments to M&T Bank, where the checks were drawn, to cover $25,000 the bank paid Planned Parenthood for failing to catch a portion of the thefts.”

However, after failing to abide by the terms and pay the stolen funds back, in June of 2015, Kwoka was sentenced to three years in prison.

Melissa Kwoka sentenced

Why this thief was hired by Planned Parenthood, which receives over half a billion dollars from the taxpayer each year, is a mystery to begin with. Live Action News previously reported that Kwoka had three previous convictions for theft offenses before her employment with the abortion business. In addition, Kwoka was accused of stealing over five hundred dollars from a friend’s bank account while on bail after her embezzlement conviction.

David Nova

In 2011, a Planned Parenthood executive in Virginia was jailed on charges he stole wine from a Roanoke county store. David Nova, vice president of Planned Parenthood Health Systems in Roanoke, was charged with three counts of petty larceny. According to Roanoke.com, which reported the story at the time, “The charges stem from bottles of wine Nova took through a self-checkout line at the Cave Spring Kroger. The incidents occurred on two separate dates in January, according to online court records.”

Nova is known for defending Planned Parenthood after Live Action undercover investigations revealed Planned Parenthood staffers helping an actor posing as a pimp obtain abortions for minor girls. (Video below)

According to a report published by Life News, Nova claimed to have reported the incident to police after the “pimp” left his facility:

On February 4, David Nova, vice president for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Inc, told the News Virginian that ‘police were notified after the man left.’

‘The employees on these edited tapes in Roanoke and Charlottesville acted professionally in their interactions with the fake patient,’ Nova said in a released statement. ‘In both cases, they promptly reported the incidents to their supervisors.’

But FOIA’d documents obtained later by Live Action indicate that this was not true.

For his crime, Nova was ordered by a judge to serve three weekends in the Roanoke County Jail. But, according to media reports, the charges were dismissed after Nova completed his jail time. Nova’s attorney called his arrest “personal” and said it has nothing to do with his job.

In 2004, Nova, then CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge received Planned Parenthood’s “Jimmy Award,” to “help advance the Vision for 2025 by rewarding bold and creative thinking.”

A newsletter published by Planned Parenthood Health Systems since the incident indicates that this did not affect his standing with Planned Parenthood. In fact, Nova’s LinkedIn page currently shows that he is employed as VP of Communications and Strategic Initiatives for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc., although the page may not have been updated.

In 2008, a Rhode Island ABC affiliate reported that the 59-year-old CEO of a Planned Parenthood in that state had been caught shoplifting at the Warwick Mall.

Planned Parenthood staffer accused of shop lifting

Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island President and CEO Miriam Inocencio, a veteran of the organization, was caught by police after allegedly stealing an $89 Liz Claiborne blouse from the local Macy’s Department Store, the report claimed.

990 filed by Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island in 2010 shows that the former CEO earned nearly $100,000 in salary and compensation in 2008.

Inocencio’s LinkedIn page reveals that she served as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island from 1997 to 2008. She previously worked at Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s International division from 1984 to 1992.

The Planned Parenthood president pleaded out in court and agreed to reimburse the store. Inocencio told the media that she later voluntary resigned from Planned Parenthood but added that she was proud of what she accomplished during her 13 years as their director.

Planned Parenthood CEO Theft

In 2002, Inocencio, a black Cuban-American woman, indicated that she was originally hired by the abortion business because of her ethnicity.

In a piece she penned to Non-profit Quarterly, Inocencio wrote that prior to Planned Parenthood hiring her in the mid-1990’s, the staff at the Rhode Island Planned Parenthood was overwhelmingly white.

“For many years the PPRI staff and board had, with few exceptions, remained overwhelmingly white and middle-class and almost exclusively English speaking,” she said.

Inocencio added that “pressure from external systems […] along with other motivations resulted in the board’s decision to hire a CEO of color, and this made for a relatively smooth transition to a multicultural organization.”

What those “other motivations” were was not specified but as Live Action News has well documented, Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger made sure that Planned Parenthood was knee deep in eugenics. And, the organization’s ties to eugenics continued far beyond their founder, as Live Action News previously documented.

Today, with the help of Planned Parenthood, abortion disproportionately affects minority Black and Hispanic communities.

In contrast to Planned Parenthood staffers who are involved in theft, former Planned Parenthood whistleblowers have exposed the abortion corporation’s own trouble with numbers by accusing the tax-funded organization of Medicaid fraud. And, as Live Action News has documented, Planned Parenthood has been cited in several states for overbilling abuses and Medicaid fraud. In addition, Planned Parenthood has been cited for violating patient privacy and has been exposed for failing to report child sexual abuse.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Planned Parenthood employee pleads guilty to stealing from the abortion giant

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood employee arrested, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , on July 26, 2013 by saynsumthn

UPDATE NOV 2013: A New York-based staffer for the Planned Parenthood abortion business who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the abortion giant via forged checks is now headed to prison.

Planned Parententhood Employee Sentenced for Forgery

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted Melissa Kwoka, who admitted to forging checks from Planned Parenthood of Western New York to herself and her husband. The DA’s Office says Kwoka has three previous convictions for theft offenses and pleaded guilty to stealing $102,7333 between August 2012 and March 2013.

She pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny in connection to this case and was facing a maximum prison term of five to 15 years behind bars when sentenced in November. According to the Buffalo News, “Now she heads to the Erie County Correctional Facility to serve a six-month jail term that Michalski imposed Thursday for second-degree grand larceny in the Planned Parenthood theft.”

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A Planned Parenthood staff accountant has pleaded guilty to stealing $102,7333 between August 2012 and March 2013.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says 44-year-old Melissa Kwoka admits to forging checks from Planned Parenthood of Western New York to herself and her husband.

The DA’s Office says Kwoka has three previous convictions for theft offenses.

She pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny in connection to this case and could face a maximum prison term of five to 15 years behind bars when sentenced in November.

read more Planned Parenthood’s arrested crooks, let’s trust them with our TAX DOLLARS !

Planned Parenthood’s arrested crooks, let’s trust them with our TAX DOLLARS !

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Worders, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood employee arrested, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2011 by saynsumthn

In July of 2013 a Planned Parenthood staff accountant plead guilty to stealing $102,7333 between August 2012 and March 2013.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says 44-year-old Melissa Kwoka admits to forging checks from Planned Parenthood of Western New York to herself and her husband.

Melissa Kowka

The DA’s Office says Kwoka has three previous convictions for theft offenses.

She pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny in connection to this case and could face a maximum prison term of five to 15 years behind bars when sentenced in November.

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In Roanoke, VA. the media is reporting that in spite of the fact that Planned Parenthood board knew of a Roanoke director’s recent arrest, he has NOT been fired…these are the people Planned Parenthood wants us to TRUST with millions and perhaps Billions of TAX DOLLARS when the rest of us are hard working citizens….

The Story continues: Planned Parenthood’s Board of Directors was aware of the arrest of its Roanoke director, according to board chairman Dr. Britton Taylor.

Taylor says the board was told about the petit larceny charges against David Nova by the organization’s CEO Walter Klausmeier. Taylor says that notification was prior to our reporting the charges.Nova was at work at the Planned Parenthood Roanoke office on Peters Creek Road

When asked if Nova could be fired, Taylor referred us to Klausmeier. Klausmeier has not returned our calls to his office and home or responded to an email.
Court records show Nova is serving weekends in the Roanoke County Jail for stealing wine from a Brambleton Avenue Kroger in January.

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Planned Parenthood official gets jailed on charges of stealing wine from Roanoke Co. store

An executive for Planned Parenthood has been ordered to serve three weekends in jail on charges of stealing wine from a Roanoke County grocery store.

David Nova, vice president of Planned Parenthood Health Systems in Roanoke, was charged earlier this year with three counts of petit larceny. The charges stem from bottles of wine Nova took through a self-checkout line at the Cave Spring Kroger. The incidents occurred on two separate dates in January, according to online court records.

As part of an agreement reached in Roanoke County General District Court last week, Nova was not convicted. The case was continued for a year, with the understanding the charges will be dismissed after Nova completes his jail time and avoids further charges.

“This was an intensely personal matter for David that was not at all related to his work” for Planned Parenthood, said Nova’s attorney, John Lichtenstein.

WSLS reported it this way

David Nova, Vice President of Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc., was ordered by a judge last week to serve three weekends in the Roanoke County Jail.

Nova is accused of stealing wine from a Kroger on BrambletonAve. on two separate dates in January. Nova was arrested in May on three counts of petit larceny.

The jail confirms Nova reported there last weekend.

If Nova serves his time and stays on good behavior, the misdemeanor charges will be dropped in 12 months.

State Police tell us the trooper working the case was told he did not need to report for Nova’s court date last week.

Nova, who has repeatedly done interviews with WSLS in the past, did not return our calls.

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Nova is known for defending Planned Parenthood after undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood centers helping alleged sex traffickers obtain abortions for minor girls, were uncovered by Live Action.

As Life News reported:

On January 11, Live Action conducted an undercover investigation of the Charlottesville, Virginia Planned Parenthood clinic. The undercover reporter posed as a man who ran an international child sex ring and inquired about getting sexual health services for the girls he manages that were as young as 14. The investigation was to test whether Planned Parenthood would promptly report the suspected sex ring to law enforcement.

On February 4, David Nova, vice president for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Inc, told the News Virginian that “police were notified after the man left.” http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2011/feb/04/anti-abortion-group-releases-more-va-videos-ar-820956/

“The employees on these edited tapes in Roanoke and Charlottesville acted professionally in their interactions with the fake patient,” Nova said in a released statement. “In both cases, they promptly reported the incidents to their supervisors.”

David Nova, vice president for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Inc., said workers in the Albemarle and Roanoke offices did their jobs and acted appropriately. He said in both cases, police were notified after the man left.

REALLY????????? WHOSE BEEN CAUGHT NOW DAVID ????????

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Planned Parenthood exec accused of misappropriating thousands in donations for personal use not fired !

Newschannel 3 obtained a management letter presented to the board of directors at Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan after an audit by Flegal and Tibbitts CPAs in May of 2010. The letter outlined several key problems.

“Bank statements in some instances were accumulated (by the director of finance Rene Davis) for (up to six months) before they were reconciled.”

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Miriam Inocencio

Planned Parenthood CEO arrested for Shop Lifting, made over 100 Grand

In Rhode Island ABC 6 News Reporter Robert Goulston has the story of a local Rhode Island Planned Parenthood CEO caught shoplifting at the Warwick Mall. Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island President and CEO Miriam Inocencio was caught by police stealing a shirt from Macy’s several weeks ago. Now reaction from those that know and work with Inocencio.

R.I.: Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island President and CEO Miriam Inocencio resigns after she was caught by police stealing a shirt from Macy’s

Only on ABC 6: Head of RI Planned Parenthood Stepping Down Months After Shoplifting Incident

Warwick Police arrested the 59-year old in the spring after they say she stole an $89 Liz Claiborne blouse. The case was pleaded out in court and Planned Parenthood’s CEO Miriam Inocencio reimbursed the store as part of the agreement.

Inocencio says she gave her voluntary resignation a couple of weeks ago, and that she is proud of what she accomplished during her 13 years as the director of the non-profit organization.

UPDATE II: Susan Yolen, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, confirmed to me that Inocencio has resigned. She attributed the change to how “the market is changing,” and how “it’s difficult to be in a small Planned Parenthood fending for itself.”

Yolen says there is no relation between Inocencio’s resignation and how, as reported in May by Channel 6, she faced a shoplifting charge. The station said she was 59 and had been running PPRI for 13 years. “It’s not really about Miriam Inocencio,” Yolen says. “It’s about the world of health-care.”

Asked about the financial condition of PPRI, Yolen says, “I really can’t say.” She declined to comment on how Inocencio’s resignation came about and whether she was encouraged to resign.

Read more: http://thephoenix.com/blogs/notfornothing/archive/2008/08/05/change-afoot-at-planned-parenthood-of-rhode-island.aspx#ixzz0wUWHWtkP

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Ex Planned Parenthood Temp employee found guilty of murder

A jury in New York has convicted Natavia Lowery of beating to death her boss, Linda Stein, a celebrity real estate agent and former manager of the Ramones.

The New York Post said the jury announced its guilty verdict Tuesday after four hours of deliberations. Lowery is a former temp employee of Planned Parenthood.

Natavia Lowery Confession

Lowery stole “thousands of dollars” from Planned Parenthood, where she temped before working for Stein, in a racket that involved buying items on a corporate credit card and then returning them for cash, Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said.

The scam, which prosecutors discovered after going through receipts confiscated from Lowery, also prevented her from landing full-time employment with Planned Parenthood, whose directors could testify in the trial.

“Her skills and attitude weren’t ones that they thought were appropriate for permanent work,” Illuzzi told Justice Richard Carruthers.
READ FULL STORY HERE: Former “temporary” Planned Parenthood Employee to stand trial for murder

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Also Read: The Planned Parenthood Taxpayer Scam: Six Digit Salaries paid for by me and you !

And

Many reasons to defund Planned Parenthood: eugenics, racism, abortion, audits, misappropriation of funds, Medicaid billing practices, hiding sexual predators

Planned Parenthood official BUSTED for theft: Jailed

Posted in Abortion, child predator, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood employee arrested, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood official gets jailed on charges of stealing wine from Roanoke Co. store

An executive for Planned Parenthood has been ordered to serve three weekends in jail on charges of stealing wine from a Roanoke County grocery store.

David Nova, vice president of Planned Parenthood Health Systems in Roanoke, was charged earlier this year with three counts of petit larceny. The charges stem from bottles of wine Nova took through a self-checkout line at the Cave Spring Kroger. The incidents occurred on two separate dates in January, according to online court records.

As part of an agreement reached in Roanoke County General District Court last week, Nova was not convicted. The case was continued for a year, with the understanding the charges will be dismissed after Nova completes his jail time and avoids further charges.

“This was an intensely personal matter for David that was not at all related to his work” for Planned Parenthood, said Nova’s attorney, John Lichtenstein.

WSLS reported it this way

David Nova, Vice President of Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc., was ordered by a judge last week to serve three weekends in the Roanoke County Jail.

Nova is accused of stealing wine from a Kroger on BrambletonAve. on two separate dates in January. Nova was arrested in May on three counts of petit larceny.

The jail confirms Nova reported there last weekend.

If Nova serves his time and stays on good behavior, the misdemeanor charges will be dropped in 12 months.

State Police tell us the trooper working the case was told he did not need to report for Nova’s court date last week.

Nova, who has repeatedly done interviews with WSLS in the past, did not return our calls.

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Nova is known for defending Planned Parenthood after undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood centers helping alleged sex traffickers obtain abortions for minor girls, were uncovered by Live Action.

As Life News reported:

On January 11, Live Action conducted an undercover investigation of the Charlottesville, Virginia Planned Parenthood clinic. The undercover reporter posed as a man who ran an international child sex ring and inquired about getting sexual health services for the girls he manages that were as young as 14. The investigation was to test whether Planned Parenthood would promptly report the suspected sex ring to law enforcement.

On February 4, David Nova, vice president for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Inc, told the News Virginian that “police were notified after the man left.” http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2011/feb/04/anti-abortion-group-releases-more-va-videos-ar-820956/

“The employees on these edited tapes in Roanoke and Charlottesville acted professionally in their interactions with the fake patient,” Nova said in a released statement. “In both cases, they promptly reported the incidents to their supervisors.”

David Nova, vice president for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Inc., said workers in the Albemarle and Roanoke offices did their jobs and acted appropriately. He said in both cases, police were notified after the man left.

REALLY????????? WHOSE BEEN CAUGHT NOW DAVID ????????

Ex Wisconsin NARAL (Pro-abortion) advocate accused of stealing-2nd time ?

Posted in Abortion, NARAL, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2010 by saynsumthn

From the blog: Political Capital

KATY HERINGLAKE, who once had a no-show job working in the state Capitol for state Sen. Jeff Plale, D-Milwaukee, is back in the news.

A former aide to then-Sen. Brian Burke, she, reportedly, was “convicted of swiping $13,000 from National Abortion Rights Action League of Wisconsin,” Where she used to work.

Now Katy Venskus, she lobbies for AT&T Wisconsin and Education Reform Now.

Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard reportedly is charging Venskus, 34, of Oconomowoc, with two felonies for allegedly using her lobbying company’s credit card on more than $15,000 in personal expenses.

The complaint against Venskus, which was reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, says “she purchased $369 worth of steak from Badger Wholesale Foods for her family with an American Express card owned by Minneapolis-based Public Affairs Co., for which she had worked since January 2008. Venskus left the firm last year.”

Her lawyer, Stephen Meyer, reportedly told the Wisconsin State Journal, that the complaint contained “only allegations” and that the full story had not come out. She is quoted in the complaint as saying, “I’ve reimbursed everything, I’ve paid back all charges, and I’ve done nothing wrong.”

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The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal confirms:

Katy Heringlake was caught up in the caucus scandal as a staffer to then-Sen. Brian Burke and was convicted of swiping $13,000 from National Abortion Rights Action League of Wisconsin, for which she used to work.

A few years later, she re-emerged as Katy Venskus and landed jobs as a campaign manager, a legislative aide and eventually a Capitol lobbyist.

But her life is taking a familiar turn.

Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard is charging Venskus, 34, of Oconomowoc, with two felonies for allegedly using her lobbying company’s credit card on more than $15,000 in personal expenses.

For instance, the complaint says, Venskus purchased $369 worth of steak from Badger Wholesale Foods for her family with an American Express card owned by Minneapolis-based Public Affairs Co., for which she had worked since January 2008. Venskus left the firm last year.

Her lawyer, Stephen Meyer, was not available for comment Wednesday. He told the Wisconsin State Journal, however, that the complaint contained “only allegations” and that the full story had not come out. She is quoted in the complaint as saying, “I’ve reimbursed everything, I’ve paid back all charges, and I’ve done nothing wrong.”

Venskus currently lobbies for AT&T Wisconsin and Education Reform Now, which advocates for a mayoral takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools. The group is headed by former Journal Sentinel education reporter Joe Williams.

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From the Milwaukee Express: (Click Title to read and see links)

MPS Takeover Lobbyist Katy Venskus Charged with Felony Theft and Identity Theft
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In Section: Daily Dose Posted By: Lisa Kaiser

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Katy Venskus, lobbyist/state director for the MPS takeover groups Education Reform Now (ERN) and Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), as well as a lobbyist for AT&T, has been charged with felony theft and identity theft.

Seems that she’s suspected of using the credit cards of her former employer, the lobbying firm Public Affairs Company, for $15,473 in unauthorized purchases—including a freezer full of steaks, allegedly.

Her lawyer says these are only allegations and everything can be explained.

This isn’t Venskus’ first run-in with the law.

In 2002 she pleaded no contest to forgery for stealing $13,000 from a different employer, NARAL of Wisconsin. That, too, was a felony.

After that conviction, Venskus worked for Sen. Brian Burke during his fundraising scandal, then raised money for Sen. Jeff Plale’s campaign and was later hired as his capitol staffer, then branched out into lobbying, first with Public Affairs Company, then on her own.

I interviewed Venskus for an article I wrote about ERN/DFER’s connections to Wall Street hedge fund managers. I’d heard rumors about her conviction, but didn’t think it was truly relevant to the story. You know, people can be rehabilitated. Felons can become lobbyists under the law. So I didn’t print anything about her conviction and focused on her present role as a takeover advocate. I added some additional information on my blog—how she hadn’t registered as a lobbyist on the takeover bill until I pointed it out to her, her dismissive attitude toward voters, her attempt to portray herself as a director of a grassroots group when she’s really a paid lobbyist.

Later, I got phone calls and emails from readers who knew about her criminal past and were upset that she had such a prominent role in the takeover debate. Looks like they had reason to be upset.

One other irony—despite being a felon, Venskus can affect public policy at the highest levels as a registered lobbyist. Yet she couldn’t be licensed to become a day care provider. Hmmm…