Straight Up with Sherri

Monday, April 11, 2005

More Things Uncovered About Michael Schiavo and the Stench that Surrounds Him

Hat tip: Dee

As the MSM in America seems to be RUNNING from the Terri Schiavo tragedy, Canada is STILL ON IT!

I found this Cover Story for Canada Free Press:

Jerger-Centonze held fundraisers for Hospice Foundation

by Judi McLeod, Editor,
Monday, April 11, 2005

Even after her death, all roads in the life and times of Terri Schindler Schiavo lead back to the Attorney George Felos-extolled Woodside Hospice.

Listed under "fundraisers" on the website of Liberty American Insurance Group is "The Hospice Foundation".

The Jerger & Centonze Insurnance (sic) Agency Inc., an inactive company, owns the Liberty American Insurance Group.

The Jerger & Centonze Insurance Agency was established in January 2001 at the home of Michael Schiavo and girlfriend, Jody Centonze, identified as Schiavo’s fiancée for the first time in the obituary of his mother, Clara.

The principal mailing address of the company is listed as 2807 Marrie Court, Clearwater, Fla.

This address is listed as owned by Jodi A. Centonze in Pinellas County appraisers’ records.

Michael Schiavo is listed as a 2002 company director at the same Marrie Court address.

Richard M. Jerger Jr., listed on 2002 company papers as a director, is a stockholder in Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp., which sold 2,902 shares of stock in 2001 for $102,933.

Why would the Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. buy Jerger & Centonze with a stock and cash deal valued at over $40 million?

Who in the insurance industry would want to truck with a corporation that misspelled its own name--a misspelling that in spite of its place in cyberspace no one moved to correct in three years?



  • found this interesting comment placed on another blog. It raises an interesting point about stock option profits which may/may not have ties to Schiavo but look suspicious. There was no response to this writers question, so I post it here to see if someone might answer it -

    > Here's something interesting. I don't know if it means anything, other than I have no life. But, in researching the Richard Jerger/Greer/Philadelphia Holding Corp connection, I can across some interesting dates. Some members of board of the Phil. Consolidated Holding Corp. exercized and sold options on 03/18/05-the same day that Terri's tube was removed. It is on Edgar and SEC filings. This is one of the links.
    > The person who exercised the options is also listed as a Director of Liberty American Insurance Agencies, Inc (formerly dba Jerger & Sons, Inc.-name change 06/24/98 according to Jerger & Sons is a subsidiary of The Jerger Co, Inc, which also owned Jerger-Centonze Insurnance (sic)).
    > There is also a report filing on 02/11/05 for options for this individual (and other board members). This was the date of Judge Greer's court order that Michael can remove Terri's feeding tube.
    > I don't know what it means if anything other than the dates are very coincidental. Maybe a stock guru out there can take a look and explain what happened in plain English.
    > Posted by: Kristin | April 2, 2005 09:38 AM

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:08 PM  

  • Is any investigator or agency keeping an eye on the possibility that Michael is cashing in on a life insurance policy on Terri..../

    any word on it?

    By Anonymous JoMarley, at 9:40 PM  

  • I have skimmed the latest 10-K from Philadelphia Insurance and also the merger agreement from early 1999 with Jerger. I see nothing to indicate anything either unethical or illegal. There is no mention in these documents of Costenze. I would be dismayed if Philadelphia overpaid for such an acquisition because of Mr. Schiavo -- but lots of companies pay too much for acquisitions. There is not adequate information to evaluate the price in any case. Sorry, Sherri. My readings of the public documents turns up zero. I'll try a little more tomorrow to see if there is another angle. The Florida and Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioners presumably signed off on the transaction when it occurred. They would both be interested if subsequent information suggested that their sign-off was based on incomplete or misleading info. I have nothing to suggest this. There is also nothing to suggest what portion of the price was allocable to the Jerger and Costenzo subsidiary.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 9:45 PM  

  • Sherri -- you asked why an insurance company would pay over $40mm for Jerger and Costenze. They paid the $40mm for Jerger (which includes its subs). The ordinary reason would be that the future income that the insurer expects to make because of the purchase of the agency is at least $40mm greater than if no purchase occurred. There seems to have been a real legitimate and thriving business in Jerger regardless of the contact with Centonze. My best guess would be that Centonze was some sort of mid to high level employee at Jerger who probably did well from the buyout. These numbers are just too large to make sense of through some sort of tie to Terri Schindler.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 10:20 PM  

  • Levi,

    Could this this have been a vehicle by which the end of life advocates could pay Schiavo for resisting efforts to save Terri? Perhaps it was a valid company--but could it have been set up for Schiavo with the express purpose of benefiting Schiavo and his girlfriend?

    By Blogger Sue Bob, at 10:23 PM  

  • Levi


    I didn't ask that... I just posted the article...

    I think it is interesting... I have some links to other info on this-- but have not posted it-- someone else did the research and I want to make sure they donn't mind if I post it-- don't want to look like I am stealing anyone else's work.. It was posted at another blog- and I emailed them about it-- waiting for a reply..

    I just wanted to clear up the fact that I didn't actually ask that question-- although- I do think it was a GOOD question and so gald you have knowledge of these things-- I don't!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:30 PM  

  • Sue Bob,

    Could have? Undoubtedly. Laundering money through an insurance vehicle? --Like all iniquities under the sun, I am sure it has happened. It is however a relatively difficult thing to do because of the close regulation of the insurance industry. I'd say the odds are that cheaper and safer ways would have been chosen to accomplish that goal.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 7:12 AM  

  • didn't ask that... I just posted the article...

    LOL Sherri now you're posting articles without even knowing why. A bit confused, aren't you? It would be sad if it weren't so funny.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:15 PM  

  • Anonymous,
    I usually avoid getting personal. But in your case, I will make an exception. You are a total idiot. You miss the entire context of comments being made; but you don't seem to care. Your personal vendetta against Sherri is obsessive and annoying. You never address an issue, instead you choose to attack those writing about it. You do not make constructive comments, but just seem interested in slinging your own excrement. There are plenty of blogsites available to you if this is what you enjoy doing. Email me and I will be happy to provide you with the URLs of some.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 8:40 PM  



    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:14 PM  

  • DW7448

    You seem to be unable to make yourself clear--

    Try putting a little more effort into explaining waht "is" is...
    or do you want to drag that into court like Clinton did?

    Why waste your time?

    It is all QUITE SIMPLE!

    Try doing a little research or reading on this.

    The vulnerable in this country that can't speak for themselves are being deemed "unworthy" of LIFE!


    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 12:35 AM  

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