Leading Off (10/12/12)

Bethany is enjoying a well-deserved vacation, so I agreed to do today’s Leading Off. File your complaints in the comments.

Arlington Man Cops to Role in $374 Million Health Care Fraud: Cyprian Akamnonu, co-owner of Ultimate Care Home Health Services, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Records show that from 2006 to 2011, Akamnonu, 64, made more than $43 million from Medicare reimbursements for services people either didn’t need or didn’t receive.

Hero Loses Trust Fund, Tells Story, Has Trust Fund Rebuilt By Newspaper Readers: Mary Moore was 10-years-old in 1969, when she saved seven kids from a burning house in South Dallas. A trust fund was established in her name, and she was given something called the “Outstanding Negro” award. Problem is: she never saw a dime of the money donated to her way back when. Solution (behind the paywall): kind-hearted literate people.

Prosecutors Get Harsh With Mother Who Glued Her Kid to the Wall: As Elizabeth Escalona testified yesterday, about how she abused her child, prosecutors flashed the words “liar” and “monster” over her head. The mother was also asked to count out the bruises she left. Strange tactics for sure, but Escalona still won’t be getting much sympathy.

The University of Oklahoma Will Definitely Lose to the University of Texas Tomorrow: It will be glorious. That’s not just my opinion, it’s a fact, according to the experts. If Krista cared more about football, she would be sad.


  • Good Leading Off Michael. You did vey well!

  • barnefrank4czar

    The judge said no to the 30 year or maybe it was 45 year sentenced offered by the DA

    why the heck would the DA want only 30 or 45 years for this monster who didnt just glue the innocent childs hands to the wall

    something is wrong with our DA system

  • ernest t bass

    Your Leading Off is fine but lacks that certain bad-girl flavor.