You know I have been covering the Judy Green and what I consider to be her illegal behavior in her self titled "Green team." The Courier Journal's Dan Klepal did a good cover story on the basics and WLKY's Andy Alcock did an excellent interview with Green as well. After following these stories and doing my usual research it appears that Green and her family are very adept at gaming the system for their own gain.
Big charge I know but many questions abound about this situation so let's break some down.
First, according to the CJ article by Klepal Judy Green's relatives got 10 percent of money from jobs program, audit finds courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal makes some questions rise to the surface.
One, according to the article Green's husband James Green received a payment from the program but no one knows how much it was. How in the world can this program run by Judy Green make a payment to her husband and no one knows how much it was for? I call bullshit. Yep strong word but relevant in this case.
Additionally, Klepal outlines that 10% of the total monies went to the family of Judy Green. How and why is that?
Green supposedly has a practice worth almost a million a year Judith Green DDS, Louisville, KY.
Since the program was touted as being for the poor children in her district then how would any of her children or family members qualify?
Of course the argument would be that Judy Green has foster children and they would qualify. Of course that leads to many more questions. First of all according to Green's own bio:
"A native of Henderson, Kentucky, Councilwoman Green has been married to James P. Green for 30 years. She is the proud mother of a very large and successful family, boasting of 2 biological children, and 11 adopted children. In the last two years, Dr. Green and her husband have been the foster parents of approximately twelve (12) teen-age boys."
WLKY's Andy Alcock had this story as well: Audit Raises Ethical Questions About Jobs Program - Politics News Story - WLKY Louisville
In this story Green said only eight of her relatives, including children and foster children, were part of the program, as well as her husband, who she said helped supervise it, without pay, when she saw problems.
Yet in the CJ story "Green's husband James Green received a payment from the program but no one knows how much it was." Contradictory? You bet.
The audit also found of the $55,000 of grant money, there was documentation for use of only $26,730 of that money.
The remaining $28,270, according to the audit, did not have sufficient documentation for its use.
I also want to know how can it be that Green has 11 adopted children AND 12 foster kids in addition to her own 2 biological children?
Foster children get placed in homes and the foster parents are paid a minimum of $700 monthly per child for their care. If we look at this in play, is Green collecting $8400 monthly from our tax dollars in addition to her half to one million dollar business?
More importantly how in the world does the housing authority allow so many people to live in a single household. Maybe her relative Kimberly Bunton had something to do with approving that one as well. I really don't know but the whole thing looks very suspicious.
Are the living conditions for these foster children meeting minimum housing standards? How does it affect the foster children. Are they being packed in like sardines for monetary gain for the Green's?
These are serious questions that demand answers.
I also have to ask how in the world does she have time to do anything on the Council? Running a practice that produces $500,000-$1 million a year sure would take some serious hours. Representing District 1 as a Council member takes up so many more.
Who is caring for the children?
Does she only take teenage kids as foster children as her bio states? If so, is it because she leaves them alone to fend for themselves while collecting our tax money for their "care?" This is not what the foster parent program is supposed to be about.
Is this conducive to helping our kids better themselves. Take them away from a broken home only to place them in a home with no boundaries or oversight? I don't have those answers but I do question it.
How many of you work a full time job, and in many cases two jobs, and have time to truly give your kids the attention and care they deserve.
And don't forget the police report stated that Green herself ran her own Green team program which takes many hours more. Of course Green now denies that one as well.
Seems to be a habit of hers to take the money and then deny, deny, deny.
I don't know about you but I am concerned for the kids and the District with leadership like this.
There will be more including the financial histories and why the Green's may be gaming the system. It will include at least 4 different variations of Judy Green's name and businesses.
I will be calling for some serious investigations into the behavior and family life of Councilwoman Judith Green and her husband James.......