Twisted web of lies in Godboldo Case: Big Pharma, multiple agencies, judge,
DHS all profit from child abduction
Monday, August 15, 2011 by: Christina Luisa
(NaturalNews) There is a good chance you have heard the story of Maryanne
Godboldo and how armed government agents broke down her door and attempted to
kidnap her 13-year-old daughter Ariana to turn over to CPS because she refused
to medicate her with a potentially dangerous and mind-altering anti-psychotic
drug Risperdal (http://www.naturalnews.com/032191_C...).
Maryanne had been using holistic remedies for her daughter instead, such as
The Detroit mother is now currently going through a criminal and custody trial
because of this incident, and a variety of revealing and disturbing information
is starting to come out about the involvement of Big Pharma and other parties in
the twisted web of lies the case is wrapped in.
The jury presiding over the hearing was convinced to believe that Maryanne's
refusal to give her daughter the controversial drug, supposedly used to "treat"
ADHD, represented a form of parental neglect. Read more here:
Thanks to the Voice of Detroit (VOD), it is now coming to light that the
New Oakland Child-Adolescent & Family Center - a private facility which reported
Maryanne to CPS for taking her daughter off the drug -- has paid connections
with Big Pharma since at least 2004.
were involved all along
According to the Center's website, Kimberly Smith -- Director of Pharmaceutical
Research for all its facilities since 2004 -- provides "clinical support and
supervision" for the Clinton Township facility. She is also the head of the
Center's Office of Recipient Rights. The website openly says that Kimberly has
been coordinating Adult and Pediatric CNS (Central Nervous System) Clinical
Trials for a number of big pharmaceutical companies for the last ten years.
Smith was recently contacted by VOD at her office, and she admitted that not
only is she paid by the drug companies she works with, but that trials she is
paid to conduct are among those carried out at New Oakland's facilities. She
refused to give further information on specific drug trials, saying the
information was "private." She claimed reports are only published after the FDA
approves a drug, and that a confidentiality agreement must be signed with the
However, this statement is not nearly the whole truth, according to the U.S.
National Institutes of Health's website at
The site indicates that the FDA Amendments Act of 2007 "requires mandatory
registration and results reporting for certain clinical trials of drugs,
biologics, and devices." A clinical trial of Depakote that New Oakland recruited
participants for was listed on the site while it was still ongoing.
Ms. Smith claimed that parents are required to complete a detailed form when
their child participates in such a study, but said she did not have a blank copy
of the form she could provide for proof.
Follow the money
Even beyond the New Oakland Center's drug connections, those involved in seizing
Ariana - from the judge to the DHS and various public and private agencies
involved -- are connected to each other in a suspiciously twisted web. All are
getting big bucks for not only children they barbarically take from their
families, but for clinical trials on psychiatric drugs and medical treatment --
including pharmaceutical drugs -- that are given to the children.
Government officials involved in the case, including Judge Lynne Pierce,
Department of Human Services chief Maura Corrigan and others also have their
ties to Big Pharma and the undercurrent of money funneling.
Godboldo first took her daughter to The Children's Center in Detroit when Ariana
began having significant adverse reactions to the immunizations she had been
receiving. Maryanne didn't realize at the time that the Children's Center is one
of six partners in Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc (BHPI), a non-profit
based in Michigan. BHPI is the parent organization for ConsumerLink and CareLink,
which network with insurance companies and refer children to the various
partners and other organizations.
Amber Kozlowski -- a "social worker" -- testified on Aug. 5 that she was
responsible for Ariana's admission to the Hawthorn Center on March 25. There,
Ariana's prosthesis was removed in violation of her disability rights, she was
re-medicated with Risperdal and other drugs and was said to become the victim of
sexual abuse, as stated in a police report filed by her family.
According to the Voice of Detroit, Kozlowski said she works for Neighborhood
Services Organization (NSO) -- one of the partners of BHPI -- directly while
contracting with ConsumerLink for the hospital liaison part of her job. NSO's
board of directors includes executives from various health and insurance
agencies, including the Detroit Medical Center, Pro Care Health Plan and the
Health Alliance Plan.
The Children's Center, which is primarily funded by the Department of Human
Services, also has its own foster care division and is funded at the rate of $34
per day for foster care provision, according to state budget documents. These
funds originate with the federal government and are also channeled also into
various other private foster care agencies in the state.
But that's not all - the center also receives substantial grants from Ford Motor
Company, and three Ford family members sit on its board.
Corruption, lies and illegal action
After authorities seized Ariana and institutionalized her, they decided she
didn't need the medication after all, but still continued to institutionalize
her for seven weeks before releasing her to an aunt. Due to Maryanne's allegedly
firing a shot when authorities tried to take her daughter, this case received
special attention - but it is otherwise exactly like thousands of other cases
like it in Michigan. In the Godboldo case and many others, orders to remove
children are literally rubber-stamped.
Voice of Detroit also recently reported that the Interim Supervisor of
Juvenile Intake for Wayne County, Vikki Kapanowski, testified at Godboldo's
juvenile court trial that these orders are actually approved by a probation
officer with no law license who merely stamps the judge's name on the order --
the judge never even sees the order.
Voice of Detroit and the Detroit News also reported on testimony
in Godboldo's criminal trial revealing that the whole process of serving the
illegal order was, in itself, illegal. The probation officers doing this
rubber-stamping in Detroit have not been sworn, do not have law licenses and are
not authorized to perform functions such as issuing these orders.
CPS has no intentions of protecting children
Everything about this case seems wrong. To begin with, Ariana was not only
prescribed a dangerous drug that is restricted to individuals over the age of
18, she had to witness a standoff with a SWAT team because there was no legal
court order to remove her. A caseworker lied and called Maryanne's actions
medical neglect, even though she was working out a treatment plan elsewhere with
another medical doctor. Ariana was then forced to return to the same facility
that she was said to have been sexually assaulted at.
Not only has CPS - an agency sworn to protect children -- shown no concern about
this child's best interests in any regard, its insistence on forcing children on
medications is the reason why the Godboldo family has been forced to struggle
through this ridiculous and unnecessary trial.
Ariana was taken from her mother (a low-income household), who CPS assumed would
not be able to afford to defend herself, and was attempted to be placed in a
foster home, group home or institution without due process or any evidence to
prove that intervention was even necessary to begin with. All the while, federal
matching funds and Medicaid funds were being collected to do so.
This case has exposed a serious problem in the way child protection is handled
in not only Detroit or in the entire state of Michigan; the sad truth is that
this is how child protection is being handled in every city in the country as
well. Far from protecting children, CPS frequently exploits children for private
This all comes back to the disturbing truth about the corruption of the agency,
and how it uses private contractors to kidnap children and take them from their
homes. The private contractors working for CPS are paid up to millions of
dollars in reward money a year (http://www.infowars.com/cps-warrior...).
Maryanne Godboldo has now openly accused CPS of being engaged in child
as well as sexually molesting her daughter (listen to interviews below).
Risperdal was unlawfully marketed to
children to start with
What is even more interesting about all this information is the timing of recent
news reports that Johnson and Johnson has just settled with the Justice
Department and agreed to plead a misdemeanor on the illegal marketing of
Forty US states are planning lawsuits against J&J for this (http://www.pharmalot.com/2011/08/jj...).
Johnson and Johnson has been forced to pay millions in damages - in multiple
cases - for misleading safety claims it made about Risperdal while marketing the
drug, including to children.
Big Pharma's habit of paying medical professionals to recommend, market and
prescribe their products regardless of the consequences is gathering more
attention in recent times, such as in the case of Risperdal.
According to one lawsuit filed against the drug company giant, the FDA told J&J
in 1997 that its request to market Risperdal for children was "without any
justification." In the following years, J&J's arsenal of pharmaceutical sales
reps made thousands of sales calls to child and adolescent psychiatrists. The
company informed doctors that they qualified for the drug if they had as few as
one adult patient displaying minor signs of schizophrenia.
Listen to interviews with Maryanne Godboldo here:
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