Dear Mr. Burt,
My case was in South Carolina, perhaps, expungement
is possible under their law.
Points of interest: My case was not unique. There were and are hunderds of other cases singling out physicians as drug dealers or recipients of medical billing fraud. In ALL cases, the allegation of "conspiracy
" was charged therefore, cash assets were frozen which effectively blocked access to funds to defend ourselves. In my case the three of us were relagated to public defenders for legal representation. (To be noted, at two crucial junctures in our trial
, OUR PDs AGREED with the prosectors after the judge very adroitly, illustrated a point that would have potentially exonerated us!) Whose side were our attorneys on??!!
You may ask..."why were me and perhaps, thousands of other physicians being persecuted, that is prosecuted?" The answers are fame and fortune. By the way, I am not being cynical it's just that the facts reveal these two common INCENTIVES: 1) prosecutors gain fame and promotions by successfully convicting high profile "drug/doctor" cases (remember the media generated Oxycontin drug epidemic?) Later, it was confirmed that > 95% of the class II and III narcotics were purchased in CANADA by U S drug dealers and then, were sold throughout America. Hence, the vast majority of those outlawed drugs did NOT originate from pain specialists as purported by both the DEA and media sources and , 2) law enforcers and DEA agents are allowed by law to have first dibs in purchasing forfeited assesses such as our homes, cars, and other valubles at ridiculously low prices. How would you like to buy a $100,000 Mercedes for $10,000? Also, along these lines, the forfeited cash would be funneled into the arresting agents' departmental funds for the purpose of providing sizeable raises, "bonuses", and items such as, police cars, computers
, building repairs, etc.
To be noted, law enforcement agents and prosecutors attended mandated seminars specifically, designed to ensure air tight cases. This training was very effective, generating an 100% conviction rate based on fraud, perjury, and adept deception of jurors.
There's an well documented book that addresess a multitude of well researched cases of law enforcement fabrications and prosecutorial malfeasance against physicians. It's entitled... The Criminalization of Medicine: Americas War on Doctors authored by Professor Ronald T. Libby. (My case is addressed in chapter 9, stating on pg. 169). The book for the most part illustrates case after case of alleged billing fraud and unabashed bravado by which DEA agents and Federal prosecutors manipulated or outright broke the law to "prove" or win their cases. They took extreme advantage of law enforcement and prosecutorial "IMMUNITY" of the law to inflict profound financial, social, and psychological devastation to not only the physicians, but to their family and friends.
Very few of us have been able to obtain gainful employment because of our specialized education, and our trashed credit histories. However worst of all, our "criminal
" records, in almost all cases, preclude any chance of an interview to perhaps, be able to explain what happened TO us as opposed to what happened as a RESULT of our alleged activities. Few prospective employers will even take the time to process our applications much less extend an interview.
To be sure, many of us are broke (some months I have less than $13.00 in my joint account with my wife of 28 years). Many of us are incarcerated serving sentences
of up to 30 years (my initial sentence was 292 months to be followed by 60 months). And some of us have sadly commited suicide. To be frank, I too, seriously entertained the thought many times during the three years of repeatedly failed appeal attempts.
My intentions directly or indirectly through you or perhaps, Judge Mathis are to prove my innocence AND "out" this whole abomination of the law thereby, attaining the freedom of my colleagues and restitution of our lives both financially and psycologically.
In closing, I would like to ask if it would be possible for you to identify a law agency or law students who would be willing to put in the time (pro bono) to research the TRUE facts of my case that will surely result in exoneration for me and my colleagues.
Thank you sir, for your indulgence in my case,
XXXXX XXXXX, MD