BDN reports “A Northport couple has sued employees of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew, as a successor to former Commissioner Brenda Harvey, and department employees Debra Potter, Claudia Kjer, Martin Smith and Christine Theriault in August in U.S. District Court. The state has until Jan. 12 to reply to the complaint. In addition to state officials, the couple sued former Waldo County Sheriff Bryant White and Bob Tiner, a Waldo County Sheriff’s Department employee. Joseph Baldacci, Bangor attorney represents them” (the couple).
I find this quite interesting that former Governor John Baldacci’s brother is the attorney representing the couple. Governor Paul LePage is attempting to reform the mess in DHS made by the Baldacci administration. My requests for help/investigation into elder abuse and evidence of Medicaid fraud were brushed under the rug. My first request for help was to Senator George Mitchell who told me to get a good attorney, turned and walked away.
As Governor LePage revamps the DHS, it’s imperative that he dismiss the “problem” people left over from the Baldacci administration.