Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More national coverage of Riozinho adoptions

 3/15/2016 7:30:03 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: More national coverage of Riozinho adoptions


No RS, adoções sob suspeita envolvem 50 crianças e adolescentes
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Eder ContentFlávio Ilha
Em Rolante e Riozinho (RS)
15/03/201607h55
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    Teodoro Schlecht Filho teve a filha retirada dele e da ex-mulher em 2007. A menina foi adotada por uma família de Taquara, no interior do Rio Grande do Sul
    Teodoro Schlecht Filho teve a filha retirada dele e da ex-mulher em 2007. A menina foi adotada por uma família de Taquara, no interior do Rio Grande do Sul

A cidade de Riozinho, no sopé da serra gaúcha, chama a atenção pela origem de sua colonização: majoritariamente alemães, poloneses e eslavos, com seus característicos olhos azuis (ou verdes) e cabelos louros. Também chama a atenção pela quantidade de adoções de crianças supostamente abandonadas ou maltratadas pelos pais em relação ao tamanho da localidade –4.327 habitantes, segundo o Censo do IBGE de 2010.
Nos últimos dez anos, segundo o Ministério Público do Rio Grande do Sul, houve mais de 40 adoções no município –uma para cada 108 habitantes, ou uma a cada três meses. A maioria delas sem sequer passar pelo CNA (Cadastro Nacional de Adoção) e sem observar o prazo médio de um ano para a consolidação do processo.
A estatística despertou o interesse das autoridades para a existência, na cidade, de uma suposta rede de tráfico de crianças direcionada a famílias interessadas em facilitar as vias legais de uma adoção –com dinheiro, se for preciso. A Polícia Civil gaúcha investiga 20 desses casos envolvendo 11 famílias e um universo de quase 50 crianças e adolescentes –a maioria meninas. A delegada responsável pelo caso, Elisângela Melo Reghelin, trata o assunto com cautela, mas ao mesmo tempo reconhece que a dinâmica dos processos é "bastante peculiar".
"Todas as mães que já ouvimos se queixam da mesma coisa: tiveram suas crianças retiradas sem autorização, sem direito à defesa e com justificativas insuficientes por parte dos técnicos da prefeitura", relata. Também há denúncia formal de corrupção, ou seja, pagamento pela obtenção de benefício. "Mas a investigação está apenas no começo, não podemos afirmar nada ainda", ressalva a policial.
A investigação teve início em janeiro, depois que as denúncias ganharam corpo e as famílias –todas de agricultores de baixa renda e com pouca ou nenhuma escolaridade– decidiram reclamar seus direitos. A advogada Mara Sarquiz, que representa algumas mães no inquérito, diz que as famílias nunca prestaram queixa devido à pressão exercida pelas autoridades municipais. "A cidade é pequena e todos se conhecem. O medo de represálias é grande", justifica a defensora.
É o caso do agricultor Teodoro Schlecth Filho. Antigo morador da localidade de Sampaio Ribeiro, distante mais de 15 quilômetros da área urbana de Riozinho, o colono e a mulher Tatiane perderam duas filhas porque supostamente o pai tinha problemas com bebidas alcoólicas, batia na mulher e abusava sexualmente da criança mais velha, de apenas um ano e três meses. Supostamente, uma vez que as agressões nunca foram comprovadas. O agricultor nunca prestou depoimento à polícia, nunca foi preso e sequer teve sua versão considerada pela Justiça. Mesmo assim, perdeu as filhas.
"Foi tudo muito rápido. Como minha ex-mulher tinha depressão, trataram de interná-la e me acusaram de violência doméstica, o que me impediria de cuidar da menina. Nunca soube de onde partiu a denúncia, só sei que me rebaixaram o quanto puderam, me caluniaram e em menos de dois meses destruíram minha família", narra o agricultor, que hoje mora em Rolante –a pouco mais de 30 quilômetros de Riozinho.
O caso ocorreu em 2007, quando o casal tinha apenas uma filha. Entre as acusações que pesavam contra Teodoro, estava a de que colocava a criança para comer com os cachorros da casa, no pátio, e que abusava sexualmente da menina e da mãe dela. Também acusaram o agricultor de manter a mulher amarrada em casa, sem acesso a higiene ou alimentação. Além disso, a denúncia sustentava que a família não tinha condições econômicas de cuidar da filha, embora morassem em casa própria, tivessem emprego fixo e renda mensal regular.
O pai respondeu a cinco processos judiciais, foi absolvido em todos e levou o caso até o STJ (Superior Tribunal de Justiça) –sem sucesso. E, mesmo diante das circunstâncias negativas que envolviam Teodoro e Tatiane, o casal ainda foi incentivado a retomar a relação conjugal após a destituição da primeira menina. Tiveram outra filha em 2011, que foi retirada novamente por decisão do Conselho Tutelar, em regime de plantão, e levada para adoção ainda no hospital, com três dias de vida. A decisão do Conselho foi tomada 40 minutos depois que o hospital solicitou um parecer sobre o caso.
A suspeita da polícia é que as adoções de Riozinho sejam forjadas por um grupo criminoso que atua na administração pública do município, incluindo o próprio Conselho Tutelar. Além de beneficiar amigos e conhecidos com um processo de adoção rápido e direcionado para as características físicas das crianças, em alguns casos haveria pagamento em troca de vantagens. A maioria das crianças ficou na região, mas há a possibilidade de que algumas delas tenham sido transferidas para famílias no exterior.         
O relato da psicóloga da Prefeitura de Riozinho, Venilce Santos de Oliveira, foi decisivo para a abertura do inquérito policial que investiga os casos suspeitos. Segundo a profissional, que está em licença de suas funções e teve que deixar a cidade devido às ameaças que recebeu, o método de destituição das crianças seguia um mesmo padrão: primeiro as famílias eram denunciadas no Disque 100 por maus tratos ou abandono, denúncia anônima feita pelos próprios integrantes do bando; depois, o Conselho Tutelar investigava e confirmava as informações; como desfecho, a Justiça concedia, em tempo recorde e sem apuração policial, a perda do pátrio poder.
"A retirada da criança e a perda da guarda, que deveria ser a última alternativa no processo, em Riozinho era a primeira. Os pais que queriam manter seus filhos logo eram desabonados publicamente, para perder essa condição e facilitar a execução", relata a psicóloga. Segundo ela, em um dos episódios uma família perdeu os sete filhos para que apenas dois deles, entre um e três anos de idade, fossem adotados.  "É um método que permite furar a fila (de adoção) e escolher o perfil da criança, a cor dos olhos, a idade. E os adotantes pagam por essas vantagens. Em tese, as crianças são compradas", denuncia a psicóloga.
A principal acusada é a assistente social do município, Ariadne Wagner. Mas as denúncias também atingem o ex-presidente do Conselho Tutelar de Riozinho Luís Alberto Fleck. Segundo as informações repassadas à polícia, Ariadne é quem fazia a triagem dos casais que eram alvo de pressão para que perdessem seus filhos. Fleck, por sua vez, garantia as decisões favoráveis junto ao Conselho, cujos membros foram indicados pelo prefeito –e não eleitos, como determina a legislação. 
Por telefone, a assistente social Ariadne Wagner negou as acusações e disse que não pode falar sobre os casos devido ao segredo de Justiça. "As acusações são infundadas e os indícios apresentados, inverídicos. Todas as adoções foram feitas dentro da legalidade, com acompanhamento do Ministério Público e autorização judicial", defende-se. O ex-conselheiro tutelar Luís Alberto Fleck mora atualmente em Recife e não atendeu aos pedidos de entrevista feitos pela reportagem.
O Ministério Público também apura o caso, mas oficialmente não há uma investigação sobre as adoções suspeitas de Riozinho. O promotor Leonardo Giardin de Souza diz que existe a possibilidade de destituições indevidas de pátrio poder e de vantagens aos agentes públicos para que os processos tenham ido adiante. Mas, assim como a polícia, a promotoria adota um tom cauteloso.
"Os fatos, em tese, são gravíssimos. Há uma possibilidade forte de favorecimento, mas precisamos ter certeza antes de indicar qualquer ação concreta", afirma o promotor. A seccional gaúcha da OAB (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) também investiga as adoções, já que membros do Poder Judiciário podem ter colaborado com a farsa.
A Prefeitura de Riozinho creditou as denúncias à tentativa de "obtenção de ganhos políticos" para as eleições municipais deste ano. O prefeito Airton Trevizani da Rosa (PSB) não quis conversar com a reportagem. Em nota, o Executivo municipal sustenta que houve 11 adoções na cidade entre 2007 e 2015 "por casais que estavam na lista de pessoas habilitadas e que cumpriram todas as exigências legais".
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Teodoro Schlecht Son and his ex-wife had  his daughter taken, illegally , from them in 2007. The girl was adopted by a family in Taquara, inside the Rio Grande do Sul where then presided the JUDGE ANGELA MARTINI and PROSECUTOR NATALIA CAGLIARI:
Teodoro Schlecht Filho teve a filha retirada dele e da ex-mulher em 2007. A menina foi adotada por uma família de Taquara, no interior do Rio Grande do Sul

The City of Riozinho located at the foot of the Serra Gaucha Mountains, calls attention to the origin of its colonization: mainly Germans, Poles and Slavs, with their characteristic white skin, blue eyes (or green) and blond hair. It also draws attention to the number of adoptions of children allegedly abandoned or abused by their parents in relation to the size of the locality, about 4,327 inhabitants, according to the official 2010 IBGE Census.
Over the past decade, according to the Public Ministry of Rio Grande do Sul, there were more than 40 adoptions in the municipality for every 108 inhabitants, or at least one adoption every three months. Most of these adoptions did not even go through the CNA (National Registry of Adoptions) and were done without the observance of the average period time of one year from the beginning of the process of consolidation.
Statistics, it is reported, aroused the interest of the authorities to the existence in the city of an alleged network of child trafficking aimed at families interested in accelerating the legal process of an adoption-with money, if necessary. The RS Civil Police are investigating 20 such cases involving 11 families and a population of nearly 50 children and adolescents, the adolescents mostly girls. The police chief in charge, Bellcrest Reghelin, treats the subject with caution, but at the same time recognizes that the dynamics of the process is "quite peculiar".
"All mothers who have been heard complain about the same thing: they had their children removed without authorization, without the right to defense and insufficient justification by the employees of the city," he says. There are also formal complaints of corruption, ie payments to obtain benefits. "But the investigation is just beginning, we can not say anything yet," cautions the police.
The investigation began in January after allegations gained credence - a common thread, all the families were of low-income farmers with little or no education- decided to claim their rights. The lawyer Mara Sarquiz, representing some mothers in the investigation, say that families never filed a complaint because of the pressure exerted on them by the municipal authorities (councils, police, prosecutors, judges). "The town is small and everyone knows everyone. Fear of reprisals is great," says the attorney in justifying the reasons for not reporting the crimes.
This is the case of Teodoro Schlecth Son, a farmer, and a former resident of Sampaio Ribeiro, a locale of the City of Riozinho located at the foot of Serra Gaucha mountains. This locale calls attention to the origin of its colonization: mainly Germans, Poles and Slavs, with their characteristic white skin, blue eyes (or green) and blond hair. It also draws attention to the number of adoptions of children allegedly abandoned or abused by their parents in relation to the size of the locality, about 4,327 inhabitants, according to the official 2010 IBGE Census.
Over the past decade, according to the Public Ministry of Rio Grande do Sul, there were more than 40 adoptions in the municipality for every 108 inhabitants, or at least one adoption every three months. Most of these adoptions did not even go through the CNA (National Registry of Adoptions) and were done without the observance of the average period time of one year from the beginning of the process of consolidation.
Statistics, it is reported, aroused the interest of the authorities to the existence in the city of an alleged network of child trafficking aimed at families interested in accelerating the legal process of an adoption-with money, if necessary. The RS Civil Police are investigating 20 such cases involving 11 families and a population of nearly 50 children and adolescents, mostly girls. The police chief in charge, Bellcrest Reghelin, treats the subject with caution, but at the same time recognizes that the dynamics of the process is "quite peculiar".
"All mothers who have been heard complain about the same thing: they had their children removed without authorization, without the right to defense and insufficient justification by the employees of the city," he says. There are also formal complaints of corruption, ie payments to obtain benefits. "But the investigation is just beginning, we can not say anything yet," cautions the police.
The investigation began in January after allegations gained credence -a common thread, all the families were of low-income farmers with little or no education- decided to claim their rights. The lawyer Mara Sarquiz, representing some mothers in the investigation, say that families never filed a complaint because of the pressure exerted on them by the municipal authorities (police, prosecutors, judges). "The town is small and everyone knows everyone. Fear of reprisals is great," says the attorney in justifying the cats of not reporting the crimes.
In the case of Teodoro Schlecth Son, the farmer, and former resident of Sampaio Ribeiro, a locale no more than 15 kilometers from the urban area of Riozinho: Teodoro and his wife, Tatiane lost two of their children because supposedly Teodoro had problems with alcohol, beat his wife and sexually abused the older child at her age of one year and three months. These attacks have never been proven. Teodoro was never questioned by the police, was never arrested and never even had any case against him considered by the courts. Still, he lost his two daughters.
"It was all very fast. As my ex-wife had depression, I tried to hospitalize her and she accused me of domestic violence, which would prevent me from taking care of our daughter. I never knew where if there was a complaint. I just know that they slandered me and in less than two months destroyed my family, "says Teodoro, the farmer, who now lives in Rolling, a locale a little over 30 kilometers from Riozinho.
The case occurred in 2007, when the couple had only one child. Among the charges against Teodoro, were that he put the child to eat with the dogs of the house, in the yard, and sexually abused the girl and her mother. They have also accused Teodoro of keeping his wife tied up at home, without access to hygiene or food. In addition, the complaint claimed that the family had no economic conditions to care for the child, although they owned a home, and Teodoro had a steady job and regular monthly income.
Teodoro initiated five lawsuits, was acquitted on all and took the case to the Supreme Court (Supreme Court) -without success. And, despite the negative circumstances surrounding Teodoro and Tatiane, the couple was still encouraged to resume their marital relationship after the removal and adoption of their first daughter. They had another daughter in 2011, which was also taken from them by a decision of the City Council, during a change in officers. The child was taken and adopted while still in the hospital, with three days of life. The Council decision was taken 40 minutes after the hospital asked for an opinion.
The suspicion of the police is that adoptions in Riozinho are forged by a criminal group which operates in the public administration of the municipality, including the agency itself. In addition to benefiting friends and acquaintances with a quick adoption process and directed to the physical characteristics of children, in some cases there would be payment in exchange for benefits. Most children stayed in the area but there is the possibility that some of them have been transferred to families abroad.
The report of the psychologist of the Riozinho Mayor's Office, Venilce Santos de Oliveira, was decisive for the opening of the police inquiry into suspected cases. According to the professional who is on leave from his duties and had to leave the city because of the threats he received, the method of removing the children followed the same pattern: first the families were reported in the Dial 100 (911) for ill-treatment or abandonment, these anonymous tips done by the members of the criminal gang; later, the Guardian Council, supposedly, investigated and confirmed the information; as the outcome of their very limited or zero-time investigation, the court then granted in record time, without police verification, the loss of parental rights.
"The removal of the child and the loss of custody, which should be the last alternative in these cases, in Riozinho, was the first. Parents who wanted their children were soon publicly denounced, as such they lost the necessary conditions to facilitate the implementation of their defense," reported the psychologist. According to him, in one of the episodes, a family lost seven children so that only two of them, between one and three years old, could be adopted. "It is a method used to jump the line (for adoption) and choose the profile of the child, eye color, age, etc. The adopters pay dearly for these advantages. In theory, children are bought," denounces the psychologist.
The main person accused is the social worker of the municipality, Ariadne Wagner. But the complaints also reach the former chairman of the Guardian Council of Riozinho, Luis Alberto Fleck. According to information passed on to the police, Ariadne is who made the screening of couples who became targets to lose their children. Fleck, in turn, guaranteed favorable decisions by the Council, whose members were appointed by the mayor-and not elected, as required by law.
By telephone, the social worker Ariadne Wagner denied the allegations and said he can not talk about the case because of the secrecy of justice. "The charges are unfounded and the evidence presented, untruthful. All adoptions were made legally, with monitoring of the Public Ministry (prosecutors) and judicial ( at least one judge) authorization", he defends himself.
Luis Alberto Fleck currently lives in the State of Recife and did not respond to interview requests made by this reporter.
The prosecution also clears the case, but officially there is an investigation into the suspected Riozinho adoptions. Leonardo Giardin promoter Souza says there is a possibility of undue dismissals of parental rights and benefits to public officials so that the processes have gone ahead. But as the police, the prosecution adopts a cautious tone.
"The facts, in theory, are very serious. There is a strong possibility of favoritism, but we need to be sure before giving any concrete action," said the prosecutor. The gaucho sectional OAB (Order of Attorneys of Brazil) also investigates adoptions, since the Judiciary members may have collaborated with the farce.
The Riozinho Prefecture credited complaints to attempt to "obtain political gains" for municipal elections this year. The mayor Airton Trevizani Rose (PSB) did not want to talk to the reporter. In a statement, the municipal government maintains that there were 11 adoptions in the city between 2007 and 2015 "by couples who were on the list of authorized persons and complied with all legal requirements.",

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Adoptions of children in RS city are investigated by police and DA



07/03/2016 13h08 - 13h08 Updated 03/07/2016

Adoptions of children in RS city are investigated by police and DA

Mothers complain of how children were taken and adopted by others.
Cases are investigated under court secrecy as they under court secrecy as involving minors.
Fabio Almeida - RBS TV

The Social Assistance and the Child Protection Council of the city of Riozinho in the Paranhana Valley, are being investigated by the Civil Police and prosecutors for the way they took children from poor families of the municipality. Mothers complain about the way they had their children taken from their homes and adopted by other families. The situation was denounced (see the article above).

"I lost two children, there was no legal procedure," says shoe factory worker Cristina Rosangela Souza.

The town of Riozinho psychologist is away from work and hiding in another city because she received threats after making the complaint in the case. But when she still worked, she said she witnessed several suspicious situations.

"I arrived in the city to work in 2014, in August, and as soon as I got there, some things caught my attention. And one of them was the issue related to the adoption, though, when I started working there, the incidence of this was not so intense. But the method caught my attention because the first thing I realized was that the strategy for removing children, it was very quick," says Venilse Oliveira.

The president of the State Association of Child Protection Workers explains that taking away a child living with his family should be the last resort.

"What was surprising in some cases I ended up looking at is that the children were taken from the family directly to shelters, and others to substitute families. And we could not find, at least in the Riozinho child protection council’s documents, was that something else had been done, a place found with the extended family, the biological family itself, trying to keep the family together," notes Rodrigo Faria dos Reis.
“I lost two children. There was no legal procedure "
  • Cristina Rosangela Souza

"Today I know, before I didn’t. They had to have first sought my family, to see if my family wanted and would be able to raise my children or not. I have a brother, a sister, my mother, all in good condition, who could have raised my children," says the woman.

She says that at the time the Child Protection Council claimed that she could not afford to raise the children. Cristina’s case is one of those investigated by prosecutors, who stress that taking children away from their families should be the exception, and not motivated by the parents' lack of money.

"It is necessary that the service network work to try to solve the problem, and only after many manners have been tried to solve the problem, and there has been a failure to solve it, that one can think of the extreme solution of suspending parental authority, dissolving family ties, sheltering in substitute families," argues prosecutor  Leonardo Giardin de Souza. "And in all this it is very important that it be very clear that a situation of poverty and social vulnerability does not presuppose that the person is unable to raise her children," he adds.

The prosecutor is working on surveying how many children were taken from their families in recent years in Riozinho, but still can not reveal details, so as not to hinder the investigation. RBS TV reporters managed to locate parents who complained that they had 26 children taken in the last 15 years.

But the psychologist who made the complaint guarantees there are more. "I researched this, where I had access, on 35 to 40 children. An average of 15 families and this number of children. There are families who lost four, who lost three, who lost two. There was one family who lost seven."

Lawyer also sees irregularities

Lawyer Mara Rozane Sarquiz, who represents some families, also denounced irregularities in both the removal and in the adoption of children. She says that all the cases follow a pattern.

"There’s the complaint, either the mother is crazy or on drugs, she’s admitted to a hospital in Taquara or another psychiatric institution, it’s claimed that she is unable to raise children, which is the ill-treatment. And then this family’s life is torn apart this way. It turns into a horror film and then they take the kids, put them in an orphanage, and a few days later, for many not even months, before long, some children already have a sponsor, already have a destiny," she says.

Farmer Daniela da Silva says she had three children taken by the Child Protection Council. The allegation at the time was that she was a drug addict.

"At the time they took my children, I hadn’t used drugs for four years already. It had been four years! They did not show me any papers, no documents, nothing, nothing. No paper to take them there," she complains.

Speed of Riozinho cases also draws attention

The State Supreme Court doesn’t have statistics for adoptions broken down by town, only for  judicial districts that can include several towns. In the Taquara district, which includes Riozinho, 87 children were adopted in the last 10 years - which is more than double the number of adoptions that have happened, for example, in the judicial district of Sapiranga, where there were 38, a district the Court considers equivalent to Taquara.

"What seems strange is that a city so small in population, four thousand inhabitants, has such a large number of children removed from their homes," ponders the president of the State Association of Child Protection Workers, Rodrigo Faria dos Reis.

Beyond the numbers, the speed with which the adoption process happen in Riozinho also draws attention. "What draws attention is this quickness, which should be usual, but is not. This agility takes a long time, and especially because of the position I occupy today, I know this reality well, and we see that there it was very fast," he says.

In Katila de Oliveira's case, it took less than one day, after she decided to give up her daughter. At the time, the shoe factory worker was 18, was facing drug problems in her family and had no help to raise her daughter, six months old, at the same time she took care of her son, just over a year old. She claims to have been influenced by the town’s social worker in the decision.

"Today I know I was depressed, I went there and talked to her, and she said to me: 'Oh, Katila, who knows, you could give up your little girl? She’ll get a gold ring, she’s get new dresses, she’ll get everything, everything that you can’t give her', " she recalls, who at the time agreed that would be the best solution.

A few hours later, she changed her mind. But by then her daughter was already in the arms of another family. "I went to city hall [sic] in the morning, and in the afternoon, I didn’t have the  baby in my arms. The woman judge ordered me to wait in the corridor, and there came the couple, the couple came out of the elevator, a blonde woman and a tall half-Japanese man. She told me that I would be able to visit, I was going to get photos, they were going to send me photos. And I believed that, right?," she says.

Besides the Prosecutors' Office, the Civil Police also opened investigations to investigate these and other cases.

"It involves judicial secrecy, these are cases involving minors. But what I can say is that we have now seven cases, at first. These are facts that ultimately may have several hypotheses that we are working on. We do not rule out any of them and we are investigating " indicated police inspector Elisângela Melo Reghelin.

At the Prosecutors’ Office, where the investigation is also under court secrecy, the prosecutor says that the same names are mentioned in different cases. "All the reports have a coincidence of who the characters are, people who would be involved in such a way, according to reports, unlawful. There is, indeed, a similarity of actors in all these cases. All of these involve the same people," said prosecutor Leonardo Giardin de Souza.

RBS TV reporters tried to contact the child protection counselors who are investigated by the Prosecutors’ Office and the Civil Police. The child protection counselor Leila Regina Pandolfo did not want to speak. With the other investigated adviser, Luis Fleck, who lives in Recife in the state of Pernambuco, contact by phone was not answered. By message, he said he would answer questions by e-mail, but so far there has been no answer.

Assistant says cases were accompanied

The town social worker, Ariadne Wagner, who is also under investigation, guarantees that all the cases were accompanied by the Prosecutors’ Office and the courts, and that the cases are legal.

"Once a situation of vulnerability or risk or violence was recognized, it was brought to the attention of the Prosecutors’ Office and the judiciary and with follow-up until then. All of the cases, without exception, have documentation, has the record and knowledge of the judge", she confirms.

At the time, the decision maker for Riozinho, was the Taquara judicial district judge, Angela Martini, who did not want to record an interview or comment on the topic.

On the streets of Riozinho there are many rumors about what was happening in the city. But the Civil Police and prosecutors have not yet reached a conclusion.

"What we can say is that there are some nebulous situations, yes, and there are situations that are beyond the expected normal range within what would be the correct procedure to be adopted in these cases of dissolution of parental power," says the prosecutor.

"We do not have this conviction yet, but we do not rule out the hypothesis that there may have been some sort of commercial transaction," the inspector pondered.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016



NOW THAT THE WORD IS PUBLIC, CELSO ROSSI AND THE GANG AT COLINA DO SOL HAVE NOTHING MORE TO USE AS BLACKMAIL TO GET THEIR WAY WITH THE TAQUARA JUDICIARY.....

Monday  7 March 2016
Richard,
First, I cannot express my tearful, heart felt sadness for the down trodden of Taquara, especially those in the poor district of Riozinho. I know if Barbara were here with us now, she would be expressing heart felt joy. She always said, one day the Genie will appear out of the bottle, and the truth will be known.
Thank you for the good news that the Brazilian Press is finally standing up to the Taquara establishment and getting to the truth of corruption in the Taquara Judicial System. Note that months ago, I wrote about the selling of babies in Taquara and posted this item on calunia.com ( that is my version of calunia on the Internet, ColinaCrimes  ,not to be confused with calunia.com.br. There is no .br on my version).
I think that we can now say without any doubt that Andre and Cleci's arrests and convictions were part of the scheme to free Kauá and Kauê for adoption, no doubt at a high price, the proceeds split with the Ingrejina Judge who substituted for Judge Angela Martini in my Taquara hearing.
This is the same judge that shamefully extended the false imprisonment of four law abiding citizens for more than 13 consecutive months, all while there were no victims, no evidence, and no witness to a single crime. Truly we were being prosecuted and judged by the Gestapo like, Bitch prosecutor, Natalia Cagliari, and her partner in crime, Judge Angela Martini. These people are a disgrace to the human race, and they cannot stand before God and say "we were only following orders"!
Their final punishment awaits them!
We eagerly await your transcription....
Our Warmest Regards,
Fritz

In a message dated 3/7/2016 8:58:27 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, richard.pedicini@gmail.com writes:

Hello Fritz, Dr. Edgar, Douglas, Cristiano, Dr. André,

The high-speed adoptions of babies from poor families in Riozinho was on the RBS Noon News today: 

The Taquara Forum appears for the first time at 4:52, with an artsy sequence.

At 9:10, "The person responsible for the decisions on the adoptions at the time in Riozinho was the judge of the judicial district of Taquara, Angela Martini, who did not want to film an interview, or comment on the subject". 

At 05:00 there is a number, 87 children adopted in Taquara in the last ten years, which is then compared at 5:06 to Sapiranga. 

The number 87 includes Douglas. I think it would not include Kauá and Kauê, who although adopted in Igrejinha, were certainly processed through the same scheme. 

I have not yet transcribed the interview, it was just on and I have some aviation commitments here, plus the premiere tonight of a film my wife is in. 

Good news, though. 

Cheers,
Richard 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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If you have come to this blog, 
it is probably because you have:

QUESTIONS:

SO, WHAT HAPPENED?

During World War II, Frederic C. Louderback, nicknamed "Fritz" was born number four of five children into a middle class German-American family. His father, Howard Wentz Louderback, a US Navy WW II Veteran, and a businessman, along with his oldest Brother, Howard Louderback (deceased), also a US Navy Vet. and an engineer, and his sister Elaine Fennelin, a retired nurse served as his role models. 

As long as he remembers, Fritz’s goal was to fly as a Naval Aviator, and he did so with distinction. He received accolades and medals for dedication to service, heroism, and what he is most proud of: compassionate, selfless leadership and selfless dedication toward the men and woman that worked with him to accomplish each and every assigned mission, of which none was deemed to be for his personal career aggrandizement, but for the good of the Navy and his Country. 

With a keen interest in academia Fritz acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration, and a Master of Business Degree specializing in Finance. His part time job; a member of the Adjunct Faculty of National University, teaching aviation and math courses to undergraduates.

Retiring from a successful military career, Fritz joined the aerospace industry. His first accomplishment was to produce a documented study of a single defense company, easy to understand by its readers, as Fritz condensed his study to a one-page graph. The company (Convair) , no longer useful to the country, and no longer profitable to its owners, closed.
G D Convair's Kearney Mesa Lobby 1985

Corporate management of the closed dinosaurian operation, accelerated Fritz to the position of Director of Marketing of one of its smallest divisions. Fritz assisted in growing the General Dynamics Electronics Division into a spin-off, stand-alone defense company. The company developed several technologies, and participated in business assisting the Department of Defense to bring other problematic companies in line with the Department’s new business model. Technologies developed by this new company made accurate measurements from space satellite signals possible. First utilized to successfully target Cruise Missiles, it was partially declassified to launch what are now consumer serving GPS devices, Google Maps, and more. Today, the small company named GDE Systems is once again a division of a large defense company; British Aerospace America, now known as BAE Systems.

Corporations are a pyramid; people move up the ladder to reach a level where their talents are squeezed into conflict with the competing talents of others. In the Defense Industry, daily routines are enforced, and push back toward others becomes a struggle between the competing talents. Ideally, it is thought that this leads to healthy, creative, responses. Unfortunately, these phenomena can, and do also lend to back-biting, negative behaviors.

Often one or both parents raise their children to compete not only for their love and attention, but also for approval and ennoblement when they become adults. Healthy adults leave the parental endorsed competition behind, just as healthy parents cease to enforce competition between adult siblings. Such was not the case with Fritz’s family where one parent continued to endeavor to enforce competition among the adult children, all without abandon. Fritz and his siblings, with the exception of one, distanced themselves from this unhealthy behavior. The one sibling that did not, embraced it, and in return was embraced by the dominant parent, his mother.

As his parents aged, Fritz felt impelled to visit. When he did, his mere presence set off horrific responses from the parent ennobled sibling, a sibling experiencing self-esteem problems. A successful, practicing lawyer on the outside, this younger brother suffered from an infectious, internalized inferiority complex, and experienced behavioral difficulties resulting in strange, peculiar, offensive results, enabled by his positioning himself such that he influenced unlawful abuse of power by other establishment members, especially vulnerable to his misguided influence were those practicing law enforcement.

Worse, the parental ennobled sibling married to a third wife suffering similar personality difficulties, together rained hell on others, and in 1998 Fritz was confronted with their teaming with a back-biting, negative competing, puerile bitch of a woman who obtained her position as Vice President of Human Resources not by accomplishment, but as both a female and a minority member. The company positioned her to check off two Government required, corporate requirements: (1) a female in management, and (2) a member of a minority in management. Her appointment was a costly mistake made to ward off the very real perception of the existence of a corporate enforced glass ceiling.
   
The ennobled couple soon located a police detective, also female, and also positioned in an unearned, undeserved position of power in her police organization. These folks are not difficult to find, all you have to do is call your local police and ask for their child protective services arm where these otherwise useless police officers are routinely assigned as they are not good for much else.

Gaining Search Warrants, then walking off with Fritz and Barbara’s computers, and Rolodex this detective spent a small fortune of the taxpayer’s money spreading gossip and lies about the couple, as well as chasing down anyone that will say something negative about them, even if they do not know who they are talking about, often a get-out-of-jail-card, if you will. Her busy efforts produced a list of hearsay printed on an unsigned San Diego County Sheriff's Department Internal Memo, passed to a junior county prosecutor with an FBI agent brother serving at the American Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil. Ronald Hendron (sp?), completely bored with his job’s total lack of anything useful to do, made a taxpayer paid thousand mile round trip to visit the couple’s Brazilian arresting officer, whom he passed along the totally contrived hearsay memo. 

The Brazilian arresting officer, the same police chief that refused to investigate Fritz and Barbara’s American neighbor’s death, passed the hearsay memo along to the press who printed it under the headline reading “FBI Report”. Five years later the Judge, in her verdict, stated that the hearsay memo, is exactly that, and that the FBI agent as well the police chief, prosecutor, and the press violated a solemn treaty between the Brazilian and US Governments signed by none other than Madam Albright, US Secretary of State during the Clinton Administration. (Still, in response to both the indictment, especially at fl. 39, leave to consider the document fls. 344/363 - Vol II report and translation that follows (pages 364/368), because the same, is of doubtful authenticity, was not obtained by legal means ie strictly adhering to what to Decree No. 3,810 of May 2, 2001 which promulgates the Agreement on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the United States of America, held in Brasilia on October 14, 1997, corrected version in Portuguese, for exchange of notes on February 15, 2001. This refers to what The Brazilian Police Chief called “The FBI Report” which was in reality an unsigned inter-office memo prepared by a disgruntled employee of The San Diego California Sheriffs Department ( M. Bustamante)whom Frederic and Barbara sucessfully brought suit in the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego, California circa. 1998-2000. Barbara Anner reported in court that this document was delivered to the Brazilian Police Chief personally by a rogue FBI Agent, Ronald Hendron (sp?), operating outside the scope of his official duties and in violation of the Agreement on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the United States of America, held in Brasilia on October 14, 1997, corrected version in Portuguese, for exchange of notes on February 15, 2001.)

The sibling, a lawyer, attacked Fritz for what Fritz's superior officers considered one of Fritz's many strengths, his ability developed during his years in the U S Navy, the ability to successfully mentor young people who often sought his council. As a result, Fritz found himself being labeled a pedophile, and questioning if good deeds, and good intentions are not the pathway to hell?

Under the misguided sibling’s control, his wife of the time, the new found police detective, and the corporate HR vice-president teamed to destroy Fritz. The only item in their arsenal were unfounded accusations against Fritz dating to 1980 when it was discovered that a son adopted by Fritz and his wife was sexually abused, not by Fritz, but by random persons who the boy’s biological, drug addicted mother presented the boy in exchange for drugs, a cause célèbre for the boy being taken away from his birth mother and put up for adoption. 

A bad situation for the then ten-year-old, Fritz attempted to shift the attention of the damaging “police/child abuse psychiatrist monopoly” away from the boy, only in the process to draw the fierce anger and deeply felt resentful indignation of the so-called behavior experts (police psychiatrists) of the time. Decades later, it has become evident that these once thought to be well-meaning witch hunters have done more harm than good, presenting the victims a lifelong double whamming, and leaving Fritz questioning if psychiatry is indeed a science or is it in turn, drivel without foundation?

The untenable situation peaked in 1998, such that Fritz, to bring it to an end, retired from his corporate position, and soon after he followed Barbara Anner to Brazil. Barbara provided Fritz much love, affection and support for several years. Barbara felt strongly that she could make a difference for some of Brazil’s poor and needy. Fritz grateful toward Barbara, and satisfied to leave the sting of corporate fairness disparities behind, was happy he followed her.
  
Entrenched in a poor, rural Brazilian community was an upscale naturist development known as Colina do Sol (Hill of The Sun). Atop a mountain in the development, Fritz and Barbara built their long dreamed of "green" home. At the bottom of the mountain lived the rural poor whom Barbara with Fritz’s assistance came to serve. Barbara urged Fritz to accomplish the administrative tasks necessary to establish a non-governmental organization (NGO) to advance living conditions for the local, rural poor.

The organization was neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Seeking funding from foundations, businesses, and private persons, Fritz became associated with UNICEF, and private donors in the US and Europe. As a result, Fritz became the go-to-guy for Americans and Europeans, both tourists and some residing in Brazil and involved in business. 

One donor, was an American neighbor of Fritz and Barbara, a businessman en-snarled in a typical Brazilian business scam, sold an interest in a local hotel company, whose con-artist founder partially built and opened a hotel on land that he did not own, and who obtained Federal Brazilian Bank Funding through the illegal act of providing false documentation as loan collateral involving the use of land documents connected to land other than where the hotel was built. The crime: bank fraud! 

Fritz’s neighbor’s Brazilian business partners, Celso Rossi and his father, falsely claimed that the hotel was built on land that was empty and void of improvements, but what the hell, it did have land documents, just what they required to pull off the scam!

Brought to Fritz’s attention, Fritz worried, as his neighbor’s Brazilian business partners were the men from whom he purchased his land title, and in addition a second buy, the right to build a home on the land. Two separate purchases. A visit to the official land office, Fritz learned that it is against the law to sell a right to land without the right to build upon the land. A seller cannot charge for the land, and then again, charge for the right to build. But worse, Fritz discovered that the men who sold him the land had not registered their ownership of the land with the official land registration office. Indeed, the sellers did not own the land!

Fritz addressed the problem with all of his neighbors. Soon he realized his Brazilian neighbors were afraid to take action. Fritz’s American neighbor, Wayne Dana Harbor, the one scammed in the hotel deal, and Fritz took action on their own, hiring attorneys to regularize the land frauds. They were bolstered by the support offered to them by the the then President of the Federation of Brazilian Naturist (FBrN).

The result: Wayne Harbor was murdered, his murder falsely labeled a heart attack by the local police chief, and accepted by the patronizing US Embassy, all causing the local Coroner to resign. Wayne was found tied up, with a rag soaked in rat poison stuffed down his throat, his mouth taped shut, his hands and legs tied tightly to a chair; the Coroner was right to resign.

Their friend, and neighbor dead, Fritz and Barbara, Dr. Herdy and his wife, found themselves arrested, and imprisoned, the victim of the Brazilian press and media, complete with television and radio, bating convicted felons in their prison to murder the “hated foreigners” all while imprisoned by the very police whose job it was to investigate their neighbor’s murder. And, at home in the US, and around the World the press and media expanded their profits at their expense telling the World that the arrested had done what ever lie the Brazilian police told them without even a thought of their being innocent of any wrong doing. 

Worse, the NGO had to shut down causing the remedial school it sponsored to close, and in most cases children taken out of slavery by the NGO had to return to the rock quarries exposing them to disease and dangers, and a life where they are now destined to die a slow, and painful, death resulting from breathing air fouled with rock dust, and becoming self-medicating alcoholics to ward off their lifetime of pain, all to be experienced before their premature death sets them free.

Left: a nine to eleven year old slave boy works a dizzying high  out cropping of a Morro da Pedra Rock Quarry . There are hundreds of these kids, shoeless, hanging on to rocks, surviving on rice, beans and rain water, instead of attending school. Like his father before him, he will work this job until his early death. 

A bird's eye view of a typically dangerous and unhealthy
Morro da Pedra Rock Quarry


Questions of what followed? Doubting the veracity of this blog? You are invited to read the translation of the Brazilian Newspaper, the “Panorama”, posted below:
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IMPORTANT: DO NOT STOP READING AFTER THE PANORAMA ARTICLE, THERE IS EVEN MORE PECULIARITIES WHEN YOU LEARN THE CONTINUING SAGA REGARDING DR. ANDRE' HERDY AND HIS NOW ESTRANGED LOVER, CLECI
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WHAT HAPPENED ?

Resumo da Ópera


PANORAMA*ARTICLE TRANSLATION


“Panorama” is the weekly newspaper for the City of Taquara and surrounding boroughs. It has a circulation of 15,000.

Taquara August 11, 2013 - Five and one half years after the case began, a verdict arrived this week, one of the most preposterous criminal cases ever registered in the city. There was supposed to be a suspicion of pedophilia within the Colina do Sol naturist resort, located in Morro da Pedra, involving an American couple, and a Brazilian couple. By the verdict of the 2nd Judicial Court of Taquara, the Americans were acquitted, while the Brazilians were convicted.

The decision was published in the justice system just this past Monday. The next day, Judge Angela Martini, Senior Judge of the 2nd Circuit, granted an interview with "Panorama", where she explained the reasoning that led to the conclusions made in the case. The suspects were arrested in 2007, when the Civil Police carried out through the State Criminal Investigations Department (DEIC), Operation Predator, their theory revealing the alleged criminal scheme prevailing in Morro da Pedra, who, police said, was a Non-Governmental organization that co-opted children for an alleged pedophile ring.

The two couples were held in prison for more than a year as pretrial detainees by the Civil Police. They were, however, set free in 2009, as the State Supreme Court held, at the time, that there was no more reason for maintaining them in prison. The verdict, which gives an outcome to the case in the first degree of the judiciary, the magistrate says Frederic Calvin Louderback, an American, age 69 years, was eventually acquitted for lack of evidence to support his conviction. According to the judge, the evidence proved fragile, with only generic statements (repetition of hearsay and rumors) brought by the so called witnesses who saw no crimes committed. The alleged victims in the case, according to the judge, always denied having suffered any kind of abuse by the American. 

With respect to the North American, Barbara Louise Anner, 77, partner of Frederic; she was also acquitted because, according to the judge, there is no proof of her ever having participated in the Police alleged events. Barbara died on August 11, 2013 in the United States. 

Attorney Edgar Köhn of Balneário Camboriú/SC lawyer for Frederic and Barbara has filed an appeal of Judge Martini’s ruling based on that without any victim(s) of a crime, witnesses to a crime, or any forensic evidence as to a crime, and with Judge Martini stating in her verdict that “no crimes were committed” Frederic and Barbara should have been found TOTALLY INNOCENT, not merely “acquitted for lack of evidence to support their conviction”.

Three parents of children who police alleged had been abused also responded to the process accused of failure in relation to the protection of their children in the alleged criminal scheme. Two of these parents died during the course of the process and therefore the court deemed it fit not to consider a verdict or punishment towards them. One of the parents, still alive, was acquitted of the charges because, according to the magistrate, there is no evidence that he participated in any alleged crime. 


The defense of the Brazilian couple, convicted in the case Colina do Sol, announced that it will appeal the verdict to the State Supreme Court. Dr. André Ricardo Lisbon Herdy, a dentist, who currently lives in Campo Bom, and his ex-wife Cleci Ieglli da Silva, who resides in Morro da Pedra, are defended by attorney Ademir Costa Campana, of Taquara. He gave an interview to "Panorama" on Thursday and said that while respecting the reasoned decision of the Judge, he disagrees with the ruling and therefore has appealed.

The Brazilian couple was eventually convicted on the testimony of the minor at the time of the alleged crime(s); by this time, he is of age. In 2007, he was a minor who accused Dr. André Ricardo Lisbon Herdy, a dentist of alleged abuse. However, for Campana, the boy's testimony is contradictory, because the boy provided statements on four occasions, all of them with different versions. "There are four different versions, which has a baring effect, because the truth is one, there is no way to create four paths to it," said the lawyer. According to Campana, with the question mark on the testimony provided by this alleged victim, you get the assurance that the couple should be acquitted on appeal by the higher court. 

(At age 21, the alleged victim requested an audience with Campana, where he stated that in 2007 he was coerced to lie in court by the police, and the prosecutor who co-opted the Apromin staff who promised him immediate adoption in return for his false testimony. No adoption was forthcoming.)

Campana, the lawyer, who has not been notified of any verdict, said he will take the reasoning of the Judge's decision, point by point in his presentation during the appeal process. He plans to highlight the confusing history of the alleged victim, who had complications such as mental hospitalization, which makes his versions of a crime to be without credibility.

Attorney Edgar Köhn defending the American couple, was in Taquara this week to learn the rationale of the Case Colina do Sol. On Wednesday, he gave a brief interview with “Panorama”. This was before having learned of the acquittal of Frederic Louderback and Barbara Anner. But, he said the decision by the Judge has to be innocent as it is imperative because, according to him, there was nothing that would lead to damnation.

The lawyer explained that Frederic is currently living in the United States again. His partner, Barbara died on August 11, 2013 due to heart problems. For the defender, there was, at the time of disclosure of the facts, a pre-judgment with respect to them, condemning them in advance. The lawyer says that no crime of any kind ever took place, stating that if the judgment as to Frederic is a lack of evidence for conviction, he will appeal to the State Supreme Court. Edgar wants the judiciary to recognize the innocence of the American, rather than just say that there was insufficient evidence.

The lawyer raised a doubt as to the alleged CD's alleged by the police to have been found at the home of the Brazilian couple, Andre’ and Cleci, and years after their arrest presented to the court. According to him, the documents made by the police at the time of their 2007 seizure shows that 42 media were seized during the police operation’s search. However, in the process appeared, according to the lawyer, 200 CD's. "It's a very strange situation, because where did they come from, these CDs ? ", he questioned. The lawyer also revealed that there is in progress, a civil lawsuit filed by the Americans, the alleged victims and their parents, all seeking reimbursement from the State of Rio Grande do Sul and several media/press outlets for punitive damages arising from improper police/ prosecutorial/ judicial/press/media actions.

Headlines: 
{Colina do Sol case: Americans are acquitted and the Brazilians convicted 

Lawyer for the Brazilian couple: “the alleged victim's statements are contradictory”

Lawyer for the Americans: “their acquittal was imperative”}

Dr. Andre' Herdy has been sentenced to eight years' of imprisonment in the initial semi-open regime. Since his ex-wife, Cleci Ieglli da Silva, 40, received pity, her sentence was fixed at four years in prison, starting with open regimen. However, both earned the right to go free, because there is, according to the Judge, motivation for a decree of injunctive prison.

In an interview with “Panorama”, the magistrate said the Colina do Sol case was a painful process that had much impact since its inception. Angela Martini argued that the sentence could generate criticism, based on the expectation of condemnation of the Americans brought by the police inspired press, but stressed that the judiciary cannot convict "based on generalities and rumors." According to her, for a condemning judgment, it requires a well-formed proof, ensuring the correctness of the decision. The magistrate reasoned that, in the beginning there were many clues, which ended up proving no relationship with the Americans. The judge said the process has 28 volumes, each with 200 pages. The defendants will now be summoned through their defense attorneys and will have time to appeal the verdicts. 

The prosecutor, who asked for the conviction of all the accused, will also have the right to file an appeal.