(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)
We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services. For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.† If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services, you have the right to take action.†
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.† This will help!† Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.
Please donít place your loved one in Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services and rescue them if they are there now.
|Maeva Pierce||Director of Human Resources|
|Dan Mahler||Executive Director|
|*(Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices. Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience. Thank you for your help.)|
|This program is accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission has been in repeat trouble with Congress for not enforcing patient safety standards at programs it accredits. See: www.heal-online.org/jointcommission.pdf.|
|This program does not include program details or enrollment materials online nor are they made available to the general public.|
|HEAL has received one report regarding alleged abuse at this facility.|
|Oregon City couple pleads guilty to tax evasion Updated Jan 16, 5:30 PM; Posted Jan 16, 5:27 PM Karl Brady and wife Laura Brady were accused of not paying $1.4 million in taxes from 2008 through 2015, and must pay that amount in restitution. They each pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to tax evasion in U.S. District Court in Portland. (Dave Killen |Staff) By Maxine Bernstein email@example.com The Oregonian/OregonLive An Oregon City couple accused of shielding more than $3.8 million in income pleaded guilty to tax evasion in federal court Tuesday. Karl Brady and wife Laura Brady were accused of not paying $1.4 million in taxes from 2008 through 2015, and must pay that amount in restitution. Karl Brady also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The plea agreement called for each of them to plead guilty or the deal was off, according to court records. Karl Brady was one of three owners of Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Inc., a Gladstone-based residential mental health treatment center for adolescents. The trio concealed income from the center for more than a decade, between 2002 and 2015, according to court documents. Brady served as the company's vice president of accounting. The three owners began in 2002 to pay a promoter of an illegal tax scheme to help them hide their income from the Internal Revenue Service. They each paid the promoter about $20,000, according to court documents. Each created other companies and accounts and funneled their money into them. They would meet weekly or monthly to divide money from Northwest Behavioral Healthcare and direct the bookkeeper to issue checks to the other companies to "keep those funds off the radar of the IRS,'' Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Maddux said. The bookkeeper reported the payments as "management and professional fees'' in the healthcare company's ledger, according to prosecutors. Co-defendants Daniel Mahler, president and chief executive officer of the mental health care provider, and Lyndon Fischer, vice president of marketing, have already been sentenced to five years of home detention, allowed out only for work with no luxuries allowed. Prosecutors had sought a two-year sentence for each. In 2002, Karl Brady signed a "vow of poverty'' as a "reverend'' with the "International Academy of Lymphology,'' claiming to be without any source of personal income, according to court documents. The defendants, however, weren't affiliated with that group, and Karl Brady has served in his Mormon church, Maddux said. In 2007, after the IRS contacted Mahler and Fischer about their failure to file federal income tax returns, the Bradys began using a third promoter of another illegal tax scheme. Under this third scheme, the Bradys formed a purported church, related companies and bank accounts to hide income and assets from the IRS, according to a statement of facts signed by the Brady couple and their lawyers. Karl Brady also lied about his income level to qualify for bank loans for cars and a short sale of a vacation home in Hawaii, the prosecutor said. The couple had lived in what federal agents described as a "mini-Timberline lodge" in Oregon City, but are now living in an RV or fifth-wheeler, Maddux said. Karl Brady admitted to defrauding West Coast Bank, Washington Mutual Bank, Bank of America and Caliber Home Loans by submitting false loan applications and false financial statements to secure financing, according to his signed statement. The Bradys are expected to sell their home and use the money to pay off their restitution. Laura Brady is likely to be sentenced to probation, while prosecutors will seek prison time for Karl Brady. Sentencing is set for April 25. Laura Brady's defense lawyer Matthew Schindler said the couple are a "perfect example of the government's flawed approach to criminal tax cases.'' He said both were victims of Glen Stoll, a man Schindler described as preying on the religious convictions of people like the Bradys and falsely holding himself out to be a lawyer. In 2005, a federal judge in Washington permanently barred Stoll from involvement in a scheme that helped others avoid paying federal taxes. Stoll was operating a business called "Nonprofit Commercial Enterprises and Remedies at Law," where customers would "donate" assets and income to the corporation, then claim charitable donations or exemptions. Stoll falsely told customers that because his business was a religious organization, it was exempt from tax laws, according to court documents. Schindler criticized the government's attempt to link the plea deals of the Bradys and argued that the government needs to go after Stoll. "The government engaged in legalized extortion telling Mrs. Brady that unless she pleaded guilty to a felony tax offence her husband would lose all benefits of a plea agreement and would be forced to trial," Schindler said. Laura Brady, a mother of six, "did what her husband told her to do and she had no responsibility for their finances other than to pay bills,'' Schindler said. In related action, the state Department of Human Services has notified the treatment center that it intends to deny the company's application for renewal of its license, citing safety concerns involving its treatment of teens and adolescents. The center has requested a hearing but no date has been set yet, said Andrea Cantu-Schomus, an agency spokeswoman. On Nov. 3, the state restricted the center from admitting any new residents, prohibited use of chemical restraints as punitive measures against patients and ordered that any use of seclusion must be reported to the state agency within 24 hours and comply with all licensing rules. A state inquiry found residents had been confined to a "quiet room'' for upwards of two days, and at least one child was injected with an antipsychotic medication that wasn't prescribed to the child nor was part of the child's treatment plan to manage uncontrolled behavior. The state also has suspended the center's license to provide residential alcohol and drug treatment.|
Last Updated:January 17th, 2018