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Re: “Drugs for Sex Case Appeals Nearly Exhausted

After reading through this case, I AM OUTRAGED. The prosecution was given airtight evidence that the sex allegations by the witnesses were lies. The prosecutor actually should have realized these statements were lies when the felons (sorry patients) changed their statements in exchanged for get out of jail passes. The prosecutor and crack investigators did not even polygraph these people. They did attempt to utilize the patients to entrap the doctor, but unfortunately for them no sex occurred or was discussed during these sessions. Guess the sex that the patients said was needed for the medications happens at every other visit and not the ones the government is monitoring? Could it be the sex did not occur? So each time the doctor's defense team argues the sex did not occur, the prosecution team runs from the accusations and says sex did not have to occur and did not have to be proven. The prosecutor, Mary M. Houghton and Mary Beth Buchanan, simply say that prescribing the medications, which are legal, was wrong. Understand that Ms. Buchanan and her team came to the understanding that the medications were not required medicine well before they ever consulted any medical professional to review Dr. Rottschaefer’s practice. Guess Ms. Buchanan is a doctor as well as a prosecutor? When the doctor's legal team brings up evidence that the medications were properly prescribed, the prosecutors play the sex card in the media. Who do you think branded the case the SEX FOR DRUGS case in the media? Ah…the prosecution. Yeah, this is fair. Very ugly and disturbing on the part of Mary Beth Buchanan. Oh, I forgot to mention that Ms. Buchanan or shoud we call her Dr. Buchanan also brings up the fact they found 1 doctor to go along with their story. Of course, Ms. Buchanan found this doctor well after the initial indictment of Dr. Rottschaefer and the press coverage with the sex for drugs headlines. So with money in hand and marching orders to prove the government’s case, Dr. Clough went to work on his opinions. Although, Dr. Clough’s expertise is highly suspect. Dr. Clough, their alleged expert, admitted under cross to post dating controlled substance prescriptions which is illegal at the time of Rottschaefer Trial and may constitute fraud. Along with the fact that Dr. Clough only reviewed a small sampling of medical records excerpts and never the patients, he's opinion is heavily suspect. Recall Senator Frist doing is diagnostic of Terri Schiavo via television. Frist at least saw the patient. So Dr. Rottschaefer now goes to jail for prescribing a legal medication for ailments the patients did admit to. Ms. Mary Beth Buchanan is now discussing her political next steps. As for the five witnesses who have been shown to have mislead the court and committed perjury, they are continuing their criminal careers. I'm do happy justice here was served....NOT.

Posted by david on 01/21/2007 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Drugs for Sex Case Appeals Nearly Exhausted

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Posted by david on 01/21/2007 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Drugs for Sex Case Appeals Nearly Exhausted

Well that is Mary Beth Buchanan for you. Guess you did not read the Risha case where Ms. Buchanan's staff knowingly put false testimony before the court. In that case, Ms. Buchanan's crack team overlooked the fact that they offered the witness a deal in exchange for favorable testimony in the prosecution's case. Best thing that happen to criminals in Pittsburgh was Ms. Buchanan. Seems she can't stop utilizing her authority to let felons out of jail in order to further her political career. I think this poor doctor is caught in the cross hairs of another one of Ms. Buchanan's screw ups.

Posted by david on 01/20/2007 at 10:28 PM

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