This is a staff list for The Lord's Ranch
(aka Trinity Behavioral Health)
(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 The Lord's Ranch. 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 The Lord's Ranch, you have the right to take action.
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by The Lord's Ranch, 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.
HEAL is currently investigating The Lord's Ranch. (This Program Appears To Be Closed.)
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|The end of the road for Ted Suhl's Lord's Ranch? Posted By Max Brantley on Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 7:23 AM FUTURE IN DOUBT: A 2009 photo of the Lord's Ranch, now known as Trinity Behavioral Health. A momentous ruling came after the close of business yesterday from federal Judge Kristine Baker. She declined to issue an injunction to stop Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid payments to two corporations that provide mental health services to youths. The companies are Trinity Behavioral Health Care and Maxus. Their owner, Ted Suhl, has been implicated in bribing a former state official to get information useful to the businesses, which provide outpatient services and residential care at a facility in Randolph County once known as the Lord's Ranch. The operation and Suhl have been newsmakers for years — sometimes for their methods (corporal punishment and heavy doses of religion have been among the subjects of controversy) and also for Suhl's heavy involvement in politics, through campaign contributions to legislators and close association with Gov. Mike Huckabee. Attorneys for the companies said a cessation of Medicaid by the Arkansas Department of Human Services could threaten the survival of the companies, which had served about 90 in-patients and several thousand outpatient clients. The judge said, however: Although Trinity and Maxus’s business interests are threatened, so is ADHS’s necessary authority to protect against Medicaid fraud and to ensure the integrity of the state Medicaid program. Although Trinity and Maxus’s patients have an interest in remaining with their current providers, ADHS has indicated that the state and bordering cities have services for these patients, and ADHS has an interest in protecting these patients from credible allegations of fraud. Therefore, at the very least, the balance of equities does not clearly favor either side. Accordingly, because the balance of equities is a close question, Trinity and Maxus’s inability to show a likelihood of success on the merits directs this Court to deny their motion for preliminary injunction. The state still has a hearing scheduled on an administrative appeal of the suspension. The judge had earlier issued a temporary order to allow Medicaid money to continue to flow for two weeks. She held a hearing Thursday on whether to extend that order and issued her written order Friday evening, the day the order expired. Suhl has been caring for some children in Warm Springs for free and it was unclear what immediate plans of operation are. The Arkansas Times learned earlier that Alaska had stopped sending children to the facility because of the fraud allegation, which became public when a former DHS official Steven Jones, pleaded guilty to taking bribes. No one else has been charged. We wrote about some of the political machinations of Suhl in this 2006 article. Mary Jacoby, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, wrote an investigative article about the operation in 2009, including how Suhl's ties to Huckabee had produced powerful influence on state regulatory boards. That article continues to provide periodic complaints to us from parents and former patients about Suhl's operation. He's a major jobs provider in Randolph County, but it sometimes comes with friction with neighbors, including one land owner recently fighting to preserve road access against Suhl development. Could this long-running political story be about to come to a close? Remarkable, if so. Much remains to be known about the scheme in which Jones was involved. It appears to have turned on using people in the court system to steer patients to Suhl, who's made millions thanks to publicly funded programs. Among the discoveries by legislators critical of Suhl was inordinate spending in Arkansas, compared with other states, on expensive residential care rather than community-based services. Source: https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2014/11/22/the-end-of-the-road-for-ted-suhls-lords-ranch|
|Warm Springs businessman found guilty of bribing former Arkansas DHS official By John Lyon / Arkansas News Bureau / email@example.com Thursday Posted Jul 21, 2016 at 12:03 AM Share LITTLE ROCK -- A federal jury Wednesday found Warm Springs businessman Ted Suhl guilty of four out of six counts against him in what prosecutors said was a scheme to bribe a high-ranking Arkansas official. LITTLE ROCK -- A federal jury Wednesday found Warm Springs businessman Ted Suhl guilty of four out of six counts against him in what prosecutors said was a scheme to bribe a high-ranking Arkansas official. After about five hours of deliberation, the jury in Suhl’s trial in U.S. District Court in Little Rock found him guilty of two counts of honest services fraud, one count of bribery involving federal funds and one count of interstate travel in aid of bribery. The jury found Suhl not guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services fraud and one count of honest services fraud. U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson did not immediately set a date for sentencing. Suhl could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for each fraud count, up to 10 years for bribery and up to 20 years for travel in aid of bribery. Defense attorney Robert Carey told the judge he planned to file a motion requesting a new trial. He did not say what the grounds for the request would be. Talking later to reporters, Carey said, “There will be an appeal, and we expect to win on appeal.” Carey said he was surprised by the verdict. The grounds for requesting a new trial are “to be determined,” he said. The judge allowed Suhl to remain free until his sentencing. Suhl left the courthouse surrounded by family members and did not acknowledge questions from reporters. During the trial, which began July 13, prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice sought to show through testimony and evidence, including recorded phone calls, that on multiple occasions between 2007 and 2011 Suhl bribed Steven B. Jones, then deputy director of the state Department of Human Services, in exchange for official acts to benefit Suhl and his mental-health businesses, Arkansas Counseling Associates and Trinity Behavioral Health, formerly The Lord’s Ranch. Jones pleaded guilty in October 2014 to conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services fraud in the same case. He was sentenced in February to 2˝ years in prison. As part of his plea agreement, he admitted he accepted more than $10,000 from Suhl. Prosecutors said Suhl had a series of meetings at restaurants with Jones and a third participant in the scheme, Phillip Carter, a former West Memphis city councilman and a former Crittenden County juvenile probation officer, so Suhl could request help from Jones. Suhl gave checks to Carter that were made out to the 15th Street Church of God in Christ in West Memphis, and Carter took the checks to the church, received cash for them and provided cash to Jones, according to prosecutors. John Bennett, who was the church’s pastor at the time, died in 2014 without ever being charged in the case. Carter was sentenced in February to two years in prison after admitting he funneled bribes from Suhl to Jones. The defense maintained that Jones never took any actions at DHS that benefited Suhl or his businesses and that Carter deceived and manipulated both Suhl and Jones for his own benefit. Source: http://www.swtimes.com/news/state-news/warm-springs-businessman-found-guilty-bribing-former-arkansas-dhs-official|
|Lord's Ranch owner sentenced in bribery scheme Thursday, October 27th 2016, 12:00 pm PDTThursday, October 27th 2016, 12:08 pm PDT Posted by Region 8 Newsdesk, Digital BioEmail Connect Biography firstname.lastname@example.org JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A judge sentenced Theodore E. Suhl, 50, of Warm Springs to 84 months in prison Thursday for his part in a scheme to bribe a former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The judge also sentenced Suhl, who owned two mental health companies in Arkansas, including the Lord’s Ranch later renamed Trinity Behavioral Health, to pay a $200,000 fine. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Suhl bribed Steven B. Jones by using intermediaries Phillip W. Carter and a local pastor. Beginning in April 2007, Caldwell said, the men periodically met at restaurants in Memphis or rural Arkansas. During those meetings, Suhl requested assistance for his companies from Jones in his capacity as deputy director of ADHS. Jones agreed to perform official acts that would benefit Suhl and his businesses. In exchange, Suhl funneled cash to Jones in a manner that would not be easily traceable. “Putting Jones on Suhl’s illicit payroll paved the way for more than $1.5 million in profits for Suhl’s juvenile mental health counseling business,” Caldwell said. Suhl is expected to report to the Arkansas Department of Correction on Jan. 3, 2017. Suhl was previously convicted of two counts of honest services fraud, one count of federal funds bribery, and one count of interstate travel in aid of bribery. Jones pleaded guilty to federal funds bribery and conspiracy for his involvement in the scheme. He received a 30-months prison sentence. Carter pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit federal funds bribery and honest services wire fraud, receiving 24 months in prison. Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates. Source: http://www.fox19.com/story/33499373/lords-ranch-owner-sentenced-in-bribery-scheme|
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September 6th, 2017
Last Updated: September 6th, 2017