Rush Limbaugh Arrested On Drug Charges!!!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Rush Limbaugh arrested
    Posted: April 28, 2006 03:25 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. AP -- The Palm Beach County, Florida, sheriff's Office says Rush Limbaugh has been arrested on prescription fraud charges.

    Limbaugh turned himself into authorities on a warrant issued by the state attorney's office, said agency spokesperson Teri Barbera.

    The conservative radio commentator came into the jail about 4 p.m with his attorney, Roy Black, and was released an hour later on $3,000 bail.

    The warrant was for fraud to conceal information to obtain prescription. Barbera said.
     
  2. Settlement Agreement Ends State Investigation of Rush Limbaugh
    Fri Apr 28 2006 18:59:55 ET

    Palm Beach, FL – April 28, 2006 – In response to media and other inquiries, Roy Black, Rush Limbaugh’s attorney, released the following statement today concerning a settlement agreement with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office to end the investigation of Mr. Limbaugh:

    "I am pleased to announce that the State Attorney’s Office and Mr. Limbaugh have reached an agreement whereby a single count charge of doctor shopping filed today by the State Attorney will be dismissed in 18 months. As a primary condition of the dismissal, Mr. Limbaugh must continue to seek treatment from the doctor he has seen for the past two and one half years. This is the same doctor under whose care Mr. Limbaugh has remained free of his addiction without relapse.

    “Mr. Limbaugh and I have maintained from the start that there was no doctor shopping, and we continue to hold this position. Accordingly, we filed today with the Court a plea of ‘Not Guilty’ to the charge filed by the State.

    “As part of this agreement, Mr. Limbaugh also has agreed to make a $30,000 payment to the State of Florida to defray the public cost of the investigation. The agreement also provides that he must refrain from violating the law during this 18 months, must pay $30 per month for the cost of “supervision” and comply with other similar provisions of the agreement.

    “Mr. Limbaugh had intended to remain in treatment. Thus, we believe the outcome for him personally will be much as if he had fought the charge and won.”

    The actions taken today are as follows:

    The State Attorney has filed a single charge of doctor shopping with the Court. The charge is being held in abeyance under the terms of an agreement between the State and Mr. Limbaugh.

    Mr. Limbaugh has filed a plea of “Not Guilty” with the Court.

    The formal agreement between Mr. Limbaugh and the State Attorney will be filed with the Court on Monday. The terms of the agreement are substantively as follows:

    Ø Mr. Limbaugh will continue in treatment with the doctor he has seen for the past two and one half years.

    Ø After Mr. Limbaugh completes an additional 18 months of treatment, the State Attorney has agreed to drop the charge.

    Ø Mr. Limbaugh has agreed to make a $30,000 payment to the State of Florida to defray the public cost of the investigation.
     
  3. it's a standard deferred prosecution.

    the charges are held in abeyance if he complies with the agreement - iow, no criminal charges, no criminal record.

    fwiw, i have never heard of ANYBODY incarcerated for "dr shopping", without a lot of priors.
     
  4. High class drug addicts with high priced lawyers usually get off with probation on the first offense.

    None the less....

    Megga Dittos!

     
  5. dr shopping, regardless of class or $$$ and on a first offense usually gets off with deferred prosecution

    as does first offense for most possessory offenses
     
  6. Manic Ann Coulter tries to explain away Rush's drug addiction....

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  7. it's BILL CLINTON's fault imo
     
  8. Pabst

    Pabst

    Perhaps Rush can say he never swallowed.
     
  9. there's nothing to "explain away". he became addicted pursuant to a medical condition, much like many thousands of others across the nation. doesn't excuse his conduct . dr shopping is illegal. assuming he did so, he was wrong to do so. he's not admitting guilt, but he's going along with the "program", so i can read between the lines.

    and like every other dr. shopping case i'm aware of, they don't generally go to trial, and they almost always result in some kind of deferred prosecution at worst, or even abeyance of charges, like this one. priors matter. he doesn't have any.
     
  10. Exactly! :)

     
    #10     Apr 30, 2006