Linda Sue Cheek
Holistic Doctor Sentenced on Drug Diversion Charges
To quote the government:
Linda Sue Cheek, 64, of Dublin, Va., was indicted in May 2012 and charged with 86 counts of distributing scheduled controlled substances without holding a valid certificate of DEA Registration, 81 counts of using a DEA registration number issued to another person, five counts of using a DEA registration number which has been revoked or suspended and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premise.
She continues to fight back. Her website http://www.lindacheekmd.com/ is still up as of 13 May, 2014. She became a physician at 40 and is claiming some form of alternative medicine. To quote some of her website where she refers to herself as a "prisoner of war":
As a physician, Dr. Cheek put her life, freedom, and livelihood on the line for her patients, and for you. She has stood up to government attack not once, but twice. She is willing to do this because the message is so important.
The result of the government attacks is that Dr. Cheek is a felon and unlicensed as a physician. But, considering the government agenda in health care and pain management, that should give Ms. Cheek more credibility, not less. And it should make you want to show support for the cause.
Why would you want to put your faith in a felon? Because Ms. Cheek is a Felon With a Cause: Health Care.
If someone is so sure of what she knows that she is willing to go to prison for people to learn from her knowledge, it must be real.
One of the reasons the government attacks Dr. Cheek is she speaks the truth. The government is not your friend. You must stop depending on them and take responsibility for your own health. Government programs, government handouts, government insurance, these are all ways they use to keep you right where you are.
She was convicted included 86 counts of distributing scheduled controlled substances without holding a valid certificate of DEA Registration, 81 counts of using a DEA registration number issued to another person, and five counts of using a DEA registration number which has been revoked or suspended.
Her medical license was revoked in 2008 after pleading guilty to defrauding the government Medicaid and Medicare healthcare programs was later re-instated in 2009, then revoked again in 2011.
The rest is the government side of the issue.
A former medical doctor from Dublin, Va., who in February was convicted on 172 criminal counts of diverting pain medication, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke.
Following an eight-day trial in February of this year in the United States District Court in Roanoke, a jury convicted the former doctor on 172 of the 173 counts leveled against her. Today in District Court, Cheek was sentenced to 33 months of federal incarceration. She was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $17,125.
"Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic that is destroying lives and ruining too many Virginia communities," United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said today. "Despite losing her license to prescribe medicine, Dr. Cheek illegally fed the addiction of hundreds of patients while collecting their money. The criminal prosecution of unethical medical professionals like Dr. Cheek is a central part of our comprehensive strategy to address the prescription drug crisis. We must also continue to reduce demand and provide effective treatment if we are to have an impact on this public health emergency."
Evidence presented at trial by Assistant United States Attorney Jennie L.M. Waering, determined that Cheek wrote prescriptions for controlled substances on her revoked DEA number and wrote prescriptions on a DEA number that belonged to another person.
Ref. http://www.justice.gov/usao/vaw/news/cheek_22oct2013.html October 22, 2013.
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