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Cleveland Clinic made employees agents of Communist China when they hired Wang

The darkness of Cleveland's worst corporate neighbor continues its image as an un-American user and manipulator of the city's politicians and residents for greed

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Shaker Heights arrest of a Chinese Communist government official Cleveland Clinic recruited here in 1997 as a physician and researcher is the latest example of the level of international espionage the hospital’s reckless top officials have attracted because of their federally-unauthorized and unsupervised foreign relations in violation of the nation’s espionage laws.

Cleveland Clinic officials claim their $400,000 and up human resources vice presidents didn’t know Dr. Qing Wang of China was the dean of the Communist Chinese government’s Huazhong University of Science & Technology in the Co-Vid 19 infected provice of Wuhan.  Having former FBI associate counter-terrorism and cybersecurity director Gordon Snow as the organization’s head of security apparently didn’t help. 

Gordon Snow leads Cleveland Clinic’s security personnel as a former FBI associate director of counteri-intelligence.

Snow was hired two months prior to ex-Egyptian vice president Omar Suleiman’s July 19, 2012 visit and mysterious death during tests for amyliodosis. That’s according to former CEO Delos Cosgrove.  Suleiman had also led the Egyptian Intelligence Services where he worked with the FBI and CIA as a torturer of suspected terrorists after September 11, 2001.

On the day of Suleiman’s death, U.S. Department of State Information Officer Patrick Ventrell’s words to reporters confirmed the federal government didn’t even know Egypt’s spy boss was in the nation being treated by Cleveland Clinic officials in a negotiated commercial transaction.  It didn’t help that in Egypt Cleveland Clinic’s team of physicians from Middle East and European origins was suspected by Fareed Zakaria to have carried out a medical assassination.  He’s the founder of Egypt’s Intelligence Services and not the CNN host.  The “spy” Zakaria also claims to have spoken to Suleiman’s bodyguard while at Cleveland Clinic.

The idea a high-ranking retired FBI agent “counter-terrorism director” couldn’t learn everything Cleveland Clinic officials needed to know to avoid violating federal laws with Wang on its payroll since 1997, until they claimed he was fired two years ago, seems like a far-fetched waste of a high six-figure wages.  Snow isn’t Cleveland Clinic’s first retired FBI agent to lead its security team. 

Retired Special Agent Thomas F. Jones once served as the first American Negro appointed to lead the Cleveland field office as its Special Agent in Charge from 1992 to 1995.  Jones joined Cleveland Clinic as chief of police and security in 1997 when Wang was recruited.

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) filed criminal charges against Wang on May 14, 2020 for stealing $3.6 million from the National Institute of Health by lying on his application and leaving out his role in leading a Communist nation’s science and technology education efforts. 

Former Egyptian spy boss Omar Suleiman died during tests at Cleveland Clinic in 2012.

 Language below was cut and pasted directly from the Cleveland field office’s website as the basis for his arrest and claim that Cleveland Clinic officials were involved in the “collective” effort to bust the Chinese Communist government’s education official.  Reporters and bloggers across the nation have simply plagiarized the language from the news release and repeated the praise without examination.  Federal agents make no reference to Wang being a Communist though it’s the form of government China’s officials identify as their own by name in a nation where they have a duty to enforce the Communist Control Act of 1954 codified as Title 50 of the U.S. Code, Section 841.

“As this case demonstrates, Chinese government-supported talent plans continue to encourage people, regardless of nationality, to commit crimes, such as fraud to obtain U.S. taxpayer-funded research,” said Robert R. Wells, acting assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. “The FBI and our partners will continue to rigorously investigate these illegal activities to protect our government, educational, and research institutions.”

“This is not a case of simple omission,” said FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Eric B. Smith. “Dr. Wang deliberately failed to disclose his Chinese grants and foreign positions and even engaged in a pervasive pattern of fraud to avoid criminal culpability. The collective efforts of the FBI, HHS-OIG, and Cleveland Clinic officials demonstrate our commitment to hold those like Dr. Wang accountable.”

“As alleged in the complaint, this defendant misled the National Institutes of Health about support he received and research he conducted in the People’s Republic of China,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio. “Federal law enforcement remains vigilant to fraudulent claims for grant support from any researcher who fails to disclose support from foreign governments and competing research interests in other countries. We appreciate the cooperation of this defendant’s former employer, the Cleveland Clinic, in the investigation and highlight the important partnerships between federal agencies, law enforcement, and the private sector demonstrated in this case.”

What stands out in the FBI’s news release is how reckless Cleveland Clinic officials exposed natural born and naturalized Americans to Wang as he led and supervised them to obtain and receive federal funds from the National Institute of Health.  The grant information and more they’d helped him gather was allegedly being delivered back to the Communist Chinese government.

The Logan Act of 1799 makes individuals like Cosgrove and even Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) recruiters of Chinese students to Cleveland agents of the Communist government because the transactions are commercial.  369,000 Communist Chinese students out of 1,095,299 foreign students taking 5.8 percent of higher learning and earning opportunities with access to our national defense secrets away from natural born American seems creates a Logan Act violating epidemic of Communist infiltration.  Even domestic attorneys representing foreign governments are agents of the foreign government on this nation’s soil and are required to register as such pursuant to the 1934 Foreign Agents Registration Act.  It’s codified and unenforced locally as 22 U.S.C. 611

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Delos Cosgrove disregarded federal, state and local laws like an out-of-control mob boss.

The Logan Act is the law federal prosecutors in New York used to pursue criminal charges against former U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn as well as Trump’s associates.  Flynn had no legal authority while in Cleveland to talk to Russian ambassador Sergey Kisylak during the Republican National Convention in 2016.  Dana Boente is currently the FBI’s general counsel and used the law to prosecute Flynn.  It’s a legal tool he said the USDOJ will keep.

According to the USDOJ legal tool Boente referenced in Title 18 of the United States Code, Sections 951 (a) and (e), even the conversation that led the Communist government official Wang to the U.S. was a ‘commercial transaction” unauthorized by law.  So was the assistance China’s Wang received from Cleveland Clinic officials to become a U.S. citizen as well helping the Communist official  defraud the federal government’s National Institute of Health to receive a $3.6 million grant.

“(a) Whoever, other than a diplomatic or consular officer or attaché, acts in the United States as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General if required in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

“(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (d)(4), any person engaged in a legal commercial transaction shall be considered to be an agent of a foreign government for purposes of this section if— (1) such person agrees to operate within the United States subject to the direction or control of a foreign government or official.”

Every American citizen Cleveland Clinic officials placed under Wang to supervise was receiving orders from an official of the Chinese government.  Every Cleveland Clinic employee ranging from the other physicians to nurses, lab techs and clerks following the Communist government official’s orders even as he treated patients was unwittingly made an “unregistered agent of a foreign government.”  This type of reckless lawlessness appears to be common in the type of foreign relations to which Cleveland Clinic officials are exposing its employees.

Cleveland Clinic gives away free physician training to Saudi Arabians that robs Cleveland area school students of higher learning and earning opportunities to help their own communities.

In 2017 published reports reveal Cosgrove led the hospital’s officials to actually conspire with USDOJ officials in New York to violate U.S. immigration laws so that Suha Abushamma could be admitted here in violation of President Donald Trump’s 2017 travel ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-led nations.  The World Health Organization that year and as recent as 2019 identified Saudi Arabia as a primary source of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) being imported and transmitted to U.S. citizens.  According to WHO, Co-Vid 19 is MERS.  The Saudi Arabian citizen with a passport from Sudan had voluntarily surrendered it and wiped out any chance of her bringing the zoonotic virus to the U.S. around sick Americans.

Despite Trump’s interest in protecting the nation from a deadly virus Middle Easterners were carrying two years before it hit the U.S hard, Cosgrove was anxious to have the 26-year-old non-U.S. citizen return for the free scholarship she’d been given to attend their medical school and learn how to be a doctor.  It doesn’t appear to be a benefit offered to the children of the Cleveland Municipal School District, East Cleveland Municipal School District, and those in Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Shaker Heights, Maple, Lakewood, Parma and Garfield Heights and more … exclusively. 

Abushamma is from Saudi Arabia and one of her countrymen, Mohammad Saeed, was recently arrested by the FBI in December 2019 for murdering three U.S. soldiers and wounding three others at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.  Six more Saudi Arabian “student soldiers” were deported as “jihadists” who’d infiltrated here under the guise of being educated to assist U.S. soldiers in our fight against their terrorism. 

Doctors with foreign origins are treating Americans with immigrant roots whose people back home may have victimized theirs; and they can’t assimilate to know they’re not back home and what happened back home should have been left back home. This is a nation of 85 percent Protestant Christians and many of this nation’s foreign physicians are anti-Christian and anti-American and cannot assimilate.

Osama bin Laden was the Saudi Arabian accused of the World Trade Center bombing in New York that slaughtered over 3000 Americans on September 11, 2001.  She’s also from the nation where Prince Mohammed bin Salman lured Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi to their Instanbul embassy to be slaughtered and dismembered.

Cleveland Clinic officials just this year in January fired Lara Kollab, a medical intern educated at a private Russian Jewish university named Touros,  The hospital’s employee tweeted that she’d purposely give “the Yahood” the wrong meds.  The word is an Arab slang for “Jews.” 

The thought that foreign students in U.S. instutitions are carrying out their personal and national religious wars and biases against the natural born and naturalized citizens inside this majority Protestant Christian nation’s healthcare facilities among the unsuspecting and trusting sick is enraging.  Bias against our nation’s religious minorities connected to their primary nation’s political and racist ethnic conflicts is not the assimilation anticipated from the immigrants Cleveland Clinic recruits, trains free, hires and allows to interact freely and in secret against us among us.

None of this mattered to Cosgove and the team of anarchist corporate officials he led to completely disregard this nation’s laws in dealing with uninvestigated Wang.  It’s no different than his illegal $20 million “publicly-secret” contract with “Gary Norton” to close and demolish Huron Road hospital six years earlier. 

FAIR USES: There is no official public record of the City of East Cleveland approving a $20 million contract to close and demolish Huron Road hospital. There’s no record of city council receiving the money Delos Cosgrove caused to be delivered to an account Gary Norton set up with Michael Smedley’s help to spend $8 million without council authority.

The “mayor” in his “official capacity” had been told not to negotiate with the hospital by a council resolution Dr. Joy Jordan led them to enact in 2011.  The $20 million never made it to “the city” whose emergency room Cosgrove closed the year before opening a hospital for Saudis.  These smarmy scandals and more are easy to conceal from the public when the publisher of the Plain Dealer, Terrence C.Z. Egger, was serving on the board of directors; and Ellen Kleinerman was assigned to write a public relations piece that made no reference to the criminal acts behind the deal.

There’s no record of the city council Dr. Joy Jordan led leading her colleagues to do anything other than enacting a resolution that instructed “the mayor” not to even have a discussion with Cleveland Clinic about closing and demolishing Huron Hospital.  Kleinerman didn’t discuss the contract with a single member of council. 

This type of up close relationship between Cleveland Clinic officials, their retired FBI employees and the Plain Dealer with its publisher and a former reporter writing the USDOJ’s news releases makes the FBI’s claims that Cleveland Clinic’s officials were actually “partners” in the detection seem intentionally deceptive.  Its executives have been documented as bribing local elected officials and interfering with the campaigns of those who oppose and expose them through surrogates.  The acquisition of property to build its campus came at the expense of burned out Christian churches attended by Protestant American Negroes, along with their businesses and homes around them. 

Not even Cleveland Clinic’s participation in the FBI’s eGuardian program detected Wang’s deception when former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach declared in the hospital’s auditorium in 2012 that his region was “corruption free.”  The high national security risk of such heavy education and scientific research investments in aliens like Wang or Abushamma are showing in Clevelanders learn about them later.  Even recently the board has seen fit to hire a Croatian alien and help him become an “American” after he opened their 695-bed Saudia Arabian hospital. 

Croatian Ustasa leader Ante Pavelic welcomes Nazi leader Adolph Hitler to the city of Zagred where Cleveland Clinic’s current CEO attended medical school.

Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic was educated at Zagreb’s medical school in Croatia where the Ustasa of his nation during World War II sent the bodies of the Serbians, Roma gypsies and Russian Jews they’d slaughtered in extermination camps like Jasenovac; a 70 minute drive from the university.  Zagreb’s medical school accepted the bodies of these brutally-savaged souls for medical research and experimentation. 

The current medical school is named after a Dr. Fran Mihaljevic.  EJBNEWS has yet to confirm if the two are related.  But there are two Croatian Catholic priests who share the same last name as his; and both were accused of working with Adolph Hitler’s Nazis.

How well a Gordon Snow might have investigated a Croatian physician as a potential national security risk, whose only U.S. academic credit is a $70,000 leadership course from Harvard, is left to what Clevelanders will learn at some date about Mihaljevic and his family’s role with the Nazi’s during World War II.  It’s the same with what makes Mihaljevic special.  Ohio’s Xavier University is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and was training this nation’s citizens to manage our healthcare systems under U.S. laws since this writer discussed the occupation with counselors in 1976 before deciding on journalism and newspaper publishing.

Cosgrove leadership cost Cleveland Clinic 71 percent of its operating income as reported in a 2015-2016 financial statement prepared by the accouting firm of Ernst & Young.  Obviously a guy who’d close the state’s number one gunshot wound trauma center that might save an injured FBI agent’s life to open a 695-bed hospital in Saudi Arabia is no management genius or patriot. 

Cleveland Clinic CEO Tomislav Mihaljevic was born and raised in Croatia but now he’s an American citizen because of the mastery he acquired running a 695-bed hospital in Saudi Arabia after the board closed Huron Hospital in East Cleveland in 2011. Five years later they lost 71 percent of their operating revenue, but Mihaljevic from Croatia can manage hospitals better than any native born American.

What Cosgrove deserves is a fuller federal investigation of his own secret role and discussions with the officials of brutal Communist governments and dictatorships; some whose mission is to overthrow the government of the United States of America. 

One of Cleveland Clinic’s late Russian American board members, ex-Forest City Enterprises president Samuel Miller aka Samuel Minkin, served dually on the Medical Mutual board and once told me in his office he’d been in the Russian mafia with Shondir Birns. I was editor-in-chief of Cleveland Lilfe.  There’s a picture of Miller giving Soviet Menachim Begin a pin after his Israeli Defense Forces slaughtered 34 U.S. sailors aboard the USS Liberty on June 7, 1967. 171 were wounded. Their goal was to deceive the U.S. into attacking Egypt for them during their 6-Day War.  

What Cleveland Clinic’s less than patriotic officials must be politically, socially and economically pressured to do is give Cleveland area school children exclusive access to the physician training they’re giving away to foreign students who have no interest in helping Americans this town, state and nation.  Mihaljevic must be thoroughly and publicly vetted.

Former Cleveland Clinic board member Samuel Miller aka Samuel Minkin pins fellow Soviet Menachim Begin.

Cleveland is a town where Nazi war criminals like the Ukraine’s John Demjanjuk and a Slovenian Catholic bishop named Gregorij Rozman fled and hid.  It would be a stain on the city’s image to learn it’s a town where Cleveland Clinic officials who didn’t know a Chinese citizen from China wasn’t a Communist government official also hired the descendant of Croatian Nazis who may have butchered Serbians or operated the gas extermination camps that slaughtered them. 

The late U.S. Senator and Cleveland mayor George Voinovich was Serbian American and his family’s still here.  Dennis Kucinich is also Croatian “American” and the two never got along.  The violent ethnic cleansing consciousness of Eastern Europe’s “pure white or Aryan blood” lunacy explains why to a nation whose people’s bloods have co-mingled with each other for over 400 years. Europe’s next door to Africa.  Racial purity?

Everything about this latest Cleveland Clinic CEO hire is un-American offensive and reeks of a contempt for this nation’s culture and people.  It’s just a matter of time before more of  Cleveland Clinic’s foreign and illegal espionage-driven dirt smears the city … again.

Eric Jonathan Brewer
Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more. Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings. As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national. Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year. Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.

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