Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Seriously, people just like the Banks belong in jail. It doesn't seem like they have to do any kind of restitution. They have to a press conference as to why it is bad to scam people in adoption. Oh Really? Like that is going to stop their corrupt ways. They will just find another way to contribute to adoption.

According to this news article, this is what they have to do:

"During a hearing before U.S. District Judge David Sam on Tuesday morning, the four -- Karen Banks; her husband, Scott Banks; Coleen Bartlett; and Karalee Thornock -- all admitted to aiding and abetting the improper entry of an alien and agreed to cease participation in any domestic or international adoption business.

In return, prosecutors have agreed to dismiss dozens of charges and seek five-year probation terms when the defendants are sentenced Feb. 25. The aiding and abetting charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

All four are required to make monthly contributions during their probationary periods to a trust established for the benefit of Samoan children adopted through their agency. Karen and Scott Banks, who operated Focus on Children (FOC), must also:

Participate in a news conference after their sentencing, where they will make "forthright admission" about the conduct that led to the charges against them. The purpose is to educate the public and others who might be engaged in similar conduct, according to the Banks' plea agreements. Their statements at that conference must be approved before hand by the U.S.Attorney.

Meet with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the State Department to provide information concerning FOC's adoption practices in Samoa, Guatemala and other countries. The information will be used to see if adjustments need to be made in U.S. laws to ensure children are protected in the future.

Relinquish all rights in adoption documents, photographs and other papers related to Samoan adoptions."

There were a 135 counts against these folks and they get to walk away. I guess it is because we have to protect the adoption agency. Please Give Me A Break! They wonder why adoptees are so angry. Can you imagine what these adoptees will feel when they find out what the hell happened as this is all in the news and has been recorded on how many different blogs?


Anonymous said...

There is no JUSTICE in UTAH..THE adoption ware house state. Mormons are the best at FRAUD. ANd Scott and Karen Banks rule when it comes to FRAUD. They will be running from their history the rest of their lives.....

Anonymous said...

Brigham Young said it the best. Momorns are the best liars.

LDS members love to screw other LDS members,,,and they stoop to the lowest degree because they are snakes,,,

so lets sell babies!!!!!first we will steal them from their mothers in Samoa, and tell A. P. that there is a German measle outbreak so you can no go lookie on the island of Samoa,,,