Friday, April 28, 2006

Grand Old Police Blotter: Rush Limbaugh, Criminal Fraud Edition

Blue Baby Huey, a common criminal, has cut a deal (and not with his regular dealer):

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 28 (AP)-- Rush Limbaugh was arrested today on prescription drug charges, with his attorney saying he has reached a deal with prosecutors that will eventually see the charges dismissed if he continues treatment for drug addiction.

Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities on a warrant issued by the State Attorney's Office, said Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office.

The conservative radio commentator came into the jail about 4 p.m. with his attorney, Roy Black, and left an hour later after posting $3,000 bail, Ms. Barbera said. The warrant was for fraud to conceal information to obtain prescriptions, Ms. Barbera said.

Mr. Black said his client and prosecutors had reached a settlement on a charge of doctor shopping filed today by the state attorney, which Mr. Black said will be dismissed in 18 months if Mr. Limbaugh complies with court guidelines.

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 a half years, Mr. Black said.
Whatever happened to law and order, respect for authority and the rule of law? Tens of thousands of law abiding immigrants come to our beautiful country and and obey our laws while native-born criminals like Big Pharma piss on penal code and those who respect the law.

I wonder if Tony Snow can be reached for comment.

(Sombrero tip: Urban Sombrero.)

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