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Narconon of Oklahoma Inc. / Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Law Firm and Lobbyist

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  1. patriot75 Member

    Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis is Narconon of Oklahoma's Law Firm.
    http://www.riggsabney.com/
    Stephen Louis Cortes, Oklahoma City, OK of the Riggs Abney Law Firm attempted to run for Oklahoma Rep. District 88 (OKC) 2012 . Cortez only received around 7% of the votes, his opponents received a tip from someone informing them that Stephen Louis Cortes lobbied for Narconon 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 in Oklahoma.

    Campaign Information:
    http://www.ok.gov/ethics/public/search_reports_1.php?reg_id=112114&camefrom=position
    Select a report to view for
    Ethics Number: 112114
    Committee Name: Steve Cortes For House District 88, 2012

    C-1RPeriodAmended?
    01/01/2012 - 03/31/2012 No
    04/01/2012 - 06/11/2012 No
    10/01/2011 - 12/31/2011 No
    C-4RPeriodAmended?
    06/12/2012 - 08/13/2012 No
    06/12/2012 - 08/13/2012 No
    06/12/2012 - 08/13/2012 No
    06/12/2012 - 08/13/2012 No
    06/12/2012 - 08/13/2012 No
    SO-1Date SubmittedAmended?
    11/23/2011 No
    http://www.ok.gov/ethics/public/search_reports_2.php
    SO-1/SO-2/SO-3: Statement of Organization
    C-1R: Contribution & Expenditure Report:
    C-3R: Statement of Inactivity (filed in lieu of C-1R)
    C-4R: Last Minute Contributions/Receipts Report
    C-5R: Independent Expenditures Report
    C-6R: Electioneering Communications Report

    Stephen Louis Cortes Twitter- @StephenLCortes
    Oklahoma Democrat attorney, former General Counsel for Governor Henry, candidate for Oklahoma House District 88 Oklahoma City, OK 73103

    Other Lobbyist from the Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Law Firm.
    http://www.riggsabney.com/
    MILDREN, RICHARD ALLEN
    Registered States: Oklahoma
    Registered Years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
    http://www.followthemoney.org/database/lobbyist.phtml?l=220782

    State Worker Linked To Narconon Promoter:
    Mental Health Staffer's Activities Probed


    By Randy Ellis and Michael McNutt, Oklahoman Staff Writers
    The Daily Oklahoman,
    14 September 1989

    [..]
    As an employee of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, Leroy Bridges "actively lobbied" his colleagues in support of Narconon International's proposed drug treatment center near Newkirk, a memo states.

    Meanwhile, Bridges had ties to a consulting firm hired by Narconon International to help that controversial drug treatment organization in its application for a certificate of need from the Oklahoma Health Planning Commission. Bridges denies any wrongdoing, but his activities are being probed by federal investigators.

    Records on file in the Oklahoma Secretary of State's office show that Bridges filed a document June 6, 1988, in which he applied to reserve the name Treatment Development Corporation.

    Treatment Development Corp. was hired by Narconon International to help the Los Angeles based finn with its certificate of need application, according to both Bridges and Sherry Barry, a Norman woman who heads Treatment Development Corp. [..]
    [..]

    However, attorney Richard Mildren, who is listed as service agent for Treatment Development Corporation, said he agreed to serve in that capacity at the request of Bridges, whom he described as a friend. Mildren said Bridges also apparently signed him up to serve as service agent for Narconon International. [..]

    [..]Mildren said a senior partner in his law firm has asked him to withdraw as Narconon's registered agent and he is trying to take that action.

    http://www.xenu.net/archive/oca/narconon/do140989.html
    LOFTIS, JAN GILMORE
    Registered States: Oklahoma
    Registered Years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
    http://www.followthemoney.org/database/lobbyist.phtml?l=220759
    Gilmore Communications:
    http://www.jangilmoreloftis.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/jan.loftis



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    Was the information ever used during the election?
  4. patriot75 Member

    • MikeTurpenBW.jpg
    • Michael C. Turpen. Author/speaker Mike Turpen is more than Oklahoma’s former attorney general Mike Turpen’s rich and varied experiences as Oklahoma’s Attorney General provide a complex tapestry from which he weaves his compelling presentations.
    • Mike Turpen has keynoted conferences of the National Association of Attorneys General, the Fourth Federal Judicial Circuit, and the National Family and Juvenile Judges’ Association.
    • source: http://www.karengantzlit.com/about.html

    • Mike Turpen Bio:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Turpen

      Members of the State Regents
      As of October, 2010, the current State Regents for Higher Education are:
      NameProfessionHometownTerm ExpiresOffice
      Bill W. Burgess Jr. Attorney Lawton 2011
      Ronald H. White, M.D. Medical Doctor Oklahoma City 2012
      William Stuart Price Businessman Tulsa 2013
      Joseph L. Parker Jr. Businessman Tulsa 2014 Chair
      Julie Carson Attorney Claremore 2015 Vice Chair
      Marlin "Ike" Glass Businessman Newkirk 2016 Secretary
      James D. "Jimmy" Harrel Banker Leedy 2017 Assistant Secretary
      Mike Turpen Attorney Oklahoma City 2018
      John Massey Banker Durant 2019
      The current Chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education is Dr. Glen D. Johnson, Jr.. The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the State System and is appointed by the State Regents.
      source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_State_Regents_for_Higher_Education

      Mike Turpen
      "Michael C. Turpen, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was appointed as an Oklahoma State Regent by Governor Brad Henry in May 2009, serving a nine year term ending in May 2018.
      Regent Turpen was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, educated in Tulsa Public Schools, and graduated from the University of Tulsa earning a Bachelor of Science degree in History and a Juris Doctor degree. In 1982 Regent. Turpen was elected Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma. He served as Muskogee County District Attorney from 1977 to 1982. Since 1987, Regent Turpen has been a partner in the law firm of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

      While no longer serving in public office, Regent Turpen remains politically active. He appears weekly on Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR’s award-winning public affairs show, “Flashpoint with Turpen & Humphreys.” He had a long-running monthly column, “Turpen Time,” for the OPEA monthly newspaper and was a featured columnist for Microsoft’s internet magazine, Slate. Regent Turpen is a nationally sought after public speaker, having keynoted conferences of the National Association of Attorneys General, the Fourth Federal Judicial Circuit, and the National Family and Juvenile Judges’ Association."
      http://www.okhighered.org/state-system/regent-turpen.shtml

      I would like to add this:
      "Eastern Oklahoma State College and Narconon Arrowhead – Collaboration between EOSC and Narconon Arrowhead began in 2007 after the college was interested in sharing Narconon’s successful drug rehab program with other drug abuse prevention professionals and counselors. Cooperative efforts between the two led to course material being submitted and approved by several Oklahoma certifying agencies. These courses have been successfully offered at two- to three-month intervals since approved. Narconon’s non-traditional program has been accredited by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for more than a decade and has recently been granted another three-year accreditation."
      http://www.okhighered.org/newsletter/stories/Archives/061709ORHE-partnerships.html

      "Area businesses committing resources and partnering with Eastern on the project include AmericInn of McAlester, First National Bank and Trust of McAlester, KESC Enterprises LPC, NARCONON, Roy’s Cardinal Foods and Sonic Drive-In of Wilburton."
      http://www.okhighered.org/newsletter/stories/Archives/08-06-eosc-grant.html
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  5. patriot75 Member

    I am not 100% sure.
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  8. patriot75 Member

    Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc.
    HC 67 Box 5
    CanadianOK74425
    L110374-Cortes, Stephen Louis (Terminated)

    Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis
    5801 N Broadway Ext Ste 101
    Oklahoma CityOK73118
    L110374-Cortes, Stephen Louis (Terminated)
    L110374-Cortes, Stephen Louis
    L110078-Loftis, Jan Gilmore (Terminated)
    as of July 31st 2012 Ethics Commission Report:
    https://www.ok.gov/ethics/lobbyist/public_principal_list.php?yr=2011
  9. patriot75 Member

    Would you cosider this a conflict of interest?
    Gilmore Communications LLC
    6301 Waterford Blvd., Suite 105
    Oklahoma CityOK73118
    L110078-Loftis, Jan Gilmore
    https://www.ok.gov/ethics/lobbyist/public_principal_list.php?yr=2011
  10. patriot75 Member

    International Gaming Technologies (IGT)
    1085 Palms Airport Drive
    Las VegasNV89119
    L110266-Mildren, Richard Allen

    as of July 31st 2012 Ethics Commission Report:
    https://www.ok.gov/ethics/lobbyist/public_principal_list.php?yr=2011
  11. patriot75 Member

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  12. i love how shit just got really interesting
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  13. patriot75 Member

    Has anyone ever heard of this, the name sounds a lot of alarm bells:
    Flag Bridge Public Relations, Corp
    11419 Red Rock Road
    Oklahoma City OK 73120
    L110444 - Slavonic, Greg
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  14. patriot75 Member

    Narconon expanding to McAlester, Oklahoma
    Subject: Narconon expanding to McAlester, Oklahoma
    From: (Dave Touretzky)
    Message-ID: <434cc1d4$1@news2.lightlink.com>
    Date: 12 Oct 2005 03:57:08 -0400
    A confidential source tells me that Narconon is looking to get into the city of McAlester (Oklahoma) by purchasing a local hotel. Called the Hiway Inn Express, many of the locals remember it as the Ramada Inn or the Holiday Inn. It lays on the south border of town on Highway 69. This hotel changed hands a few years ago for a price in the low millions. I don't know what the current purchase price is, or if the sale is final yet, but it's being done through the Bank of Oklahoma. (Narconon does a lot of business at the Eufaula branch, so that might be the office they are going through.) It's not clear what the new space will be used for. One report says they're moving the withdrawal section there, and and also planning on putting in a medical detox facility, but this has not been confirmed. McAlester is about 20 miles south of Canadian, Oklahoma, which is where Narconon Arrowhead is located. You would think that with all the trouble Narconon has caused in Oklahoma, McAlester officials would know better than to allow construction of a new facility in their town. Someone needs to look into this. -- Dave Touretzky
    http://www.holysmoke.org/narconon/narconon-mcalester.htm

    Bank of Oklahoma Mortage from 2009
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    Here is Arrowhead Medical Detox as of 2012, and yes it is still open as of right NOW.
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  15. RightOn Member

    something smelllin' mighty fishy in OK
    OK is not Ok!
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  16. grebe Member

    Medical detox?
  17. Random guy Member

    That struck me to. Can they legally call themselves a medical detox without certification from a legal certifier? Poons to be sent somewhere?
  18. patriot75 Member

    I am just now wakeing up.... ODMHSAS issued a tem permit on Jan 27 2012. There permit was up for review on July 27 2012. ODMHSAS extended it informally due to all the board members were not available, I guess the importance is not to high. We have been putting pressure on them to deny the permit ASAP. A lot more pressure is about come from the public, I will post a news article regarding this as soon as it is online, of which will be sometime today.
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  19. mama2mudbugs Member

    I am going to go read just to be sure I understand BUT turning Narconon into the black plague of politics is awe inspiring :D I might have to take a peek at my own local politicians now.
    Nothing says scandal like, "Did you know this candidate lobbied for Scientology and allowing them to perform mind control on addicts in their drug rehabs?!"
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    http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/scientology-incs-secular-invasion-of-washington-d-c/
    The Mitchell Firm:
    http://www.themitchellfirm.com/results/index.html
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    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/07/gods-lobbyists.html
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  25. Random guy Member

    Hah!
  26. DeathHamster Member

    Well... It's a false program, so at least there is symmetry!
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  27. Scientology/Narconon's biggest weapon in their never-ending self-promotion for acceptance with both the general public and the government on all levels for support is ignorance and there is no shortage of this on the political landscape.

    It's a question of politician's not doing their proper research before supporting scams like this for political expedience and self-promotion of their own.

    Lazy politician's need to be educated, thx for doing so, Patriot.

    What uninformed politician wouldn't be for a drug abuse rehabilitation program that boasts over 70% success rates and boosts their political profile in the processs? Of course, they back-pedal and scurry around like rats once they are confronted with the truth about this massive scam of Narconon that profits on the misery of the most vulnerable with their lies and medically dangerous, batshit insane L. Ron Hubbard Scientology program that does nothing (zero) to cure drug addiction.
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    Information provided by Lucas Catton former President of Narconon Arrowhead
    Still trying to track down the bill NN AH is refering to..
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    Data provided by Lucas Catton
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    Numbers 27 and 29. I Love Lukas Catton.
  39. patriot75 Member

    §43A-3-415. Certified Services for the Alcohol and Drug Dependent – Exemptions – Fees to defray costs – Financial information of applicants.
    A. 1. The Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall promulgate rules and standards for certification for private facilities and organizations which provide treatment, counseling and rehabilitation services directed toward alcohol- and drug-dependent persons. These facilities and organizations shall be known as “Certified Services for the Alcohol and Drug Dependent”. Only certified facilities may receive and assist alcohol- and drug-dependent persons by providing treatment and rehabilitation.
    2. Any person violating the requirement that only certified facilities may receive and assist alcohol- and drug-dependent persons by providing treatment to alcohol- and drug-dependent persons, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no substance abuse treatment program shall operate or continue to operate unless the facility complies with the rules promulgated by the Board and is certified as required by this section.
    B. Applications for certification as a certified service for the alcohol- and drug-dependent person pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be made to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on prescribed forms.
    C. The Board, or the Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services upon delegation by the Board, may certify the facility for a period of thirty-six (36) months subject to renewal as provided.
    D. The Board or the Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services upon delegation by the Board, may postpone, deny renewal of, revoke, or suspend the certification of the facility for failure to comply with rules and standards promulgated by the Board.
    E. The following are exempt from the provisions of the Oklahoma Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Act:
    1. Individual persons in private practice as licensed physicians, licensed psychologists, licensed social workers, registered nurses, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed behavioral practitioners, individual members of the clergy, and certified alcohol or drug abuse counselors. The exemption shall apply only to individual professional persons in their private practice and not to any treatment facility operated by the person;
    2. Properly licensed hospitals, psychiatric and medical surgical facilities;
    3. Programs or facilities operated by a state agency;
    4. Programs conducted and facilities operated by Alcoholics Anonymous; or
    5. Programs conducted and facilities operated by the Salvation Army.
    F. Certified services for the alcohol- or drug-dependent person shall comply with standards adopted by the Board. Such standards shall require that treatment and therapeutic methods shall be in compliance with:
    1. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations;
    2. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities;
    3. The Council on Accreditation (COA); or
    4. Approved medical and professional standards as determined by the Board.
    G. Any facility or organization certified to provide certified services shall cooperate with inspection personnel of the state and shall promptly file all reports required by the Board.
    H. All claims by and accomplishments publicized by any applicant for certification or any certified alcohol- or drug-dependent organization, including but not limited to consumer count and success rates, shall be documented and verifiable by the Board.
    I. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is authorized to establish and collect certification and renewal fees for certification of private facilities and organizations which provide treatment, counseling and rehabilitation services directed toward alcohol- and drug-dependent persons, as provided in Section 3-324 of this title.
    J. Any materials or information received by the Department from an applicant regarding the applicant’s financial status shall not be construed to be open records pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act.
    [1] Added by Laws 1974, c. 137, § 7, emerg. eff. May 3, 1974. Amended by Laws 1983, c. 134, § 8, eff. July 1, 1983; Laws 1984, c. 23, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1984. Renumbered from Title 63, § 2114 by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 104, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 223, § 1, emerg. eff. May 17, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 209, § 1, emerg. eff. May 15, 1992; Laws 2002, c. 488, § 24, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2005, c. 150, § 17, emerg. eff. May 9, 2005; Laws 2006, c. 16, § 22, emerg. eff. March 29, 2006; Laws 2006, c. 97, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2010, c. 287, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.

    NOTE: Laws 1990, c. 51, § 83 repealed by Laws 1990, c. 337, § 26. Laws 2002, c. 473, § 8 repealed by Laws 2003, c. 196, § 7, emerg. eff. May 7, 2003. Laws 2005, c. 195, § 20 repealed by Laws 2006, c. 16, § 23, emerg. eff. March 29, 2006.
    http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/OK_Statutes/CompleteTitles/os43A.rtf

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