Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Prosecutors seek proof of drug abuse in Limbaugh's medical records
Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 16 | Peter Franceschina,Staff Writer

Posted on 06/15/2005 9:22:54 PM PDT by MRMEAN

Palm Beach County prosecutors told a judge Wednesday that they want to see all of Rush Limbaugh's seized medical records to determine whether he engaged in a long-term pattern of criminal prescription drug abuse.

For the first time, prosecutors said the records could provide a crucial link between allegations by Limbaugh's former housekeeper and later allegations that Limbaugh engaged in doctor shopping for prescriptions.

The former housekeeper, Wilma Cline, and her husband, David, told investigators they sold Limbaugh "large quantities" of prescription drugs bought on the street for "many years," according to the search warrants used to seize the medical records.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dhpl; limbaugh; rush; rushlimbaugh; wodlist

1 posted on 06/15/2005 9:22:55 PM PDT by MRMEAN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MRMEAN
For the first time, prosecutors said the records could provide a crucial link between allegations by Limbaugh's former housekeeper and later allegations that Limbaugh engaged in doctor shopping for prescriptions.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Time out on the field. Allegations? Has Limbaugh been charged with something?

Has he been arrested, apprised of his rights, charged with a crime and asked how he pleads?

Isn't that how it's supposed to work?

2 posted on 06/15/2005 9:25:32 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If we're The Religious Right, does that make them The Godless Left? Discuss.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle

I know that the FSC refused to hear the case. Why does he not appeal to the SCOTUS?


3 posted on 06/15/2005 9:27:09 PM PDT by Bommer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MRMEAN

I'm learning about Stalins purges in school. I guess liberals never change plans!!


4 posted on 06/15/2005 9:29:40 PM PDT by JuniorPatriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bommer
That's a good question. I don't know.

But still, the article says something about "allegations". Doesn't that usually mean one has been formally accused of something?

5 posted on 06/15/2005 9:31:31 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If we're The Religious Right, does that make them The Godless Left? Discuss.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle

Nope. They want the records so they can get something to nail him with. It's definately a fishing expedition.


6 posted on 06/15/2005 9:33:22 PM PDT by Bommer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle

1 entry found for allegations.
al·le·ga·tion Audio pronunciation of "allegations" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (l-gshn)
n.

1. Something alleged; an assertion: allegations of disloyalty.
2. The act of alleging.
3. A statement asserting something without proof: The newspaper's charges of official wrongdoing were mere allegations.
4. Law. An assertion made by a party that must be proved or supported with evidence.


7 posted on 06/15/2005 9:33:43 PM PDT by ambrose (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MRMEAN

Calling all anti-Limbaugh "libertarian" Freeper drug warriors!

-Dan

8 posted on 06/15/2005 9:33:49 PM PDT by Flux Capacitor (Trust me. I know what I'm doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MRMEAN

Florida needs quarantined. Now.


9 posted on 06/15/2005 9:35:26 PM PDT by JennysCool (Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MRMEAN

The allegation made by the housekeeper was that she bought drugs "on the street". That won't showup in medical records. Does the prosecutor have any solid reason to believe that he was doctor shopping?


10 posted on 06/15/2005 9:46:37 PM PDT by Dale 1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #11 Removed by Moderator

To: MRMEAN
The former housekeeper, Wilma Cline, and her husband, David, told investigators they sold Limbaugh "large quantities" of prescription drugs bought on the street for "many years," according to the search warrants used to seize the medical records.

Aside from the fact that the major crime seems to be that Wilma and her husband were purchasing and selling prescription drugs, what does their claim have to do with a search warrant? A warrant to the above statement would have to cover every prescription written to any person statewide during the time that they were dealing. The fact that they say they stopped providing drugs is not an indicator that "doctor shopping" is the only possible next step.

12 posted on 06/15/2005 9:49:41 PM PDT by kaboom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: proudpatriotactor

Liberals are like scientologists, but without the intellectual honesty and e-meter.


13 posted on 06/15/2005 11:25:49 PM PDT by Tax Government (Put down the judicial insurrection. Contribute to FR.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: MRMEAN

The state attorney's office says the records contain information that Limbaugh illegally purchased prescription painkillers and engaged in ``doctor shopping,'' or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions.

snip

``Many of the things in these records deal with medical procedures, symptoms _ things that are potentially embarrassing for my client,'' Black told a judge during a court hearing. ``They deal with intimate matters.''

snip

He said the state's attorneys should be allowed to review the records at the same time as Limbaugh's attorneys. ``We'd just like the opportunity to tell you why the piece is important before the court excludes it,'' Martz said.

snip

Circuit Judge Thomas Barkdull noted that the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that prosecutors could only have ``records covered by the warrants'' which dealt with the prescription drug allegations. He gave no indication after the 30 minute hearing on when he would rule. But he denied another motion by Black to return the records to Limbaugh.


http://tinyurl.com/dtfhq


14 posted on 06/15/2005 11:42:56 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kaboom

I just can't see the danger to the health, welfare or safety of the public if Mr. Limbaugh or anyone else doctors shops to get the prescriptions they need for their own use. Pain management is under seige in Florida and a lot of other places. Patients should have a right to obtain medical care that they need- not the care the State says they need.


15 posted on 06/15/2005 11:51:10 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle
No he's a conservative. But don't you just love this prosecutors reasoning. We want to see his medical records to bolster allegations made by our reputable, upstanding citizen DRUG DEALER. but, I'm sure he Judge will be toooo stupid to send this idiot packing.

Michael Jackson had some witchy, lyin unfit Muther that was the cause of all his problems. but Rush, well drug dealers are the pillars of the community. WOW, they want to get Rush (who has long stnding back problems)for actually going to Doctors.

16 posted on 06/15/2005 11:52:58 PM PDT by marty60
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Abram; AlexandriaDuke; Annie03; Babu; Baby Bear; bassmaner; Bernard; BJClinton; BlackbirdSST; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here
17 posted on 06/17/2005 2:10:46 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (www.lp.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: holdonnow
Please explain this; "For the first time, prosecutors said the records could provide a crucial link between allegations by Limbaugh's former housekeeper and later allegations that Limbaugh engaged in doctor shopping for prescriptions."

Do we know who initially made the "later allegations that Limbaugh engaged in doctor shopping"?

18 posted on 06/17/2005 2:23:28 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@Get Limbaugh, Get Bolton, Get Sensenbrenner, Get judicial nominees = Get Bush Vendetta.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Wolfie

ping


19 posted on 06/17/2005 3:19:40 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (www.lp.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: lastchance
Patients should have a right to obtain medical care that they need- not the care the State says they need.

Maybe it affects the Commerce Clause.

20 posted on 06/17/2005 3:35:35 AM PDT by Wolfie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle

Sounds like "medical records shopping."


21 posted on 06/17/2005 3:43:03 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: marty60; PaxMacian; WindMinstrel; philman_36; headsonpikes; cryptical; vikzilla; libertyman; ...
We want to see his medical records to bolster allegations made by our reputable, upstanding citizen DRUG DEALER. but, I'm sure he Judge will be toooo stupid to send this idiot packing.

The Drug War has relied on such unsavory witnesses for decades. So it goes.

22 posted on 06/17/2005 4:35:06 AM PDT by Wolfie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Born Conservative

Pingable?


23 posted on 06/17/2005 8:42:53 AM PDT by Babu
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wolfie

Why very good point I am sure Rush' doctors vacation outside their home state. No matter that Florida has made the news for children being abducted and killed by released child predators. No matter that in the name of overcrowding, Florida has had to release prisoners serving time for sexual assault, 2nd degree homicide, robbery and other crimes against person and property. No matter that County budgets are stretched to the max. There is no better way to make use of law enforcement monies than by going after Rush Limbaugh. And he has been charged with what Crime? Please lets not get bogged down in petty details.


24 posted on 06/17/2005 9:09:53 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: lastchance

All of those issues are very valid points. All have been subjugated to the Drug War. That's just the way it is.


25 posted on 06/17/2005 9:26:41 AM PDT by Wolfie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Wolfie

Yep. Do you think we might use the argument that people have the drugs cause the drugs are prisoners of war?


26 posted on 06/17/2005 9:36:53 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: b4its2late; Recovering_Democrat; Alissa; Pan_Yans Wife; LADY J; mathluv; browardchad; cardinal4; ...

27 posted on 06/17/2005 9:38:43 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("If not us, who? And if not now, when? - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson