Since: Feb 07

Huntington, WV

#23 Feb 28, 2007
How easy is it to bribe someone in McDowell??
McDowell Resident

Bluefield, WV

#24 Feb 28, 2007
RedHeadedStranger wrote:
How easy is it to bribe someone in McDowell??
How easy is it to pick your nose?

Since: Feb 07

Huntington, WV

#25 Feb 28, 2007
Why don't they get caught?
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diabolos

Princeton, WV

#27 Feb 28, 2007
RedHeadedStranger wrote:
Why don't they get caught?
Because everybody is involved,it's been that way for years.
Bob

Princeton, WV

#28 Feb 28, 2007
The problem is not actual bribery. Subject A bets heavily. Loses. Gets in dept. Has job in courthouse. Lose house and wife or tell us when property B is going to be sold for taxes or who is getting contract for wok on project c or when a warant is issued for subject Z.

Here is money for you to do this ot that don't really happen.
diabolos

Princeton, WV

#29 Feb 28, 2007
Bob wrote:
The problem is not actual bribery. Subject A bets heavily. Loses. Gets in dept. Has job in courthouse. Lose house and wife or tell us when property B is going to be sold for taxes or who is getting contract for wok on project c or when a warant is issued for subject Z.
Here is money for you to do this ot that don't really happen.
Just like you say,everybody knows something bad everybody.It's not money,it's job for unqualified people,property changing hand before it in the paper,warrants being dropped by you know who,because his son is a dope head.Just look at the Welch Paper,the same people over and over get caught and the charges are dropped the same day.
Saigon

Princeton, WV

#30 Feb 28, 2007
Lynda wrote:
<quoted text>
I have known Saad Deeb for many years. He has always been nice to people and if people did not have the money to pay for their medicine in full, he would make arrangements for them. He has done no more than anyone else. Just because he had a disgrunted former employee, that was no reason for that employee to ruin the lives of Saad and his family. Gambling has always been a way of some lives in McDowell County.
The law is for everyone,being nice don't get it.
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diabolos

Princeton, WV

#33 Mar 15, 2007
If he is cleared of all these charges,it's because of the names in his little black book,to many public officals.

Internal Revenue Service agents raiding a McDowell County pharmacy in
November knew to look for computers, gambling and prescription records,
but federal court filings confirm they found much more.

Saad Kamil Deeb, who owns and operates Citizen's Pharmacy in Welch, is
charged in a federal indictment with one count of conspiracy to defraud
the U.S. government and 29 counts of structuring transactions to evade
reporting requirements and aiding and abetting with forfeiture
proceedings.

Federal authorities have alleged Deeb operated a gambling parlor from a
backroom of the pharmacy.

In the top drawer of a file cabinet in the drug store agents located a
bottle of OxyContin prescribed for another person, a plastic bottle
containing cocaine and a sandwich bag containing cocaine, the search
warrant returned with the case shows.

In the next drawer of the file cabinet agents located drug paraphernalia
and a "plastic bottle of green vegetation," the search warrant return
states. In the bottom drawer of the same file cabinet, they found
"assorted prescription medications in prescription bottles."

Agents also found 22 guns of various types inside the drug store.

Federal authorities have accused Deeb of conspiracy to evade reporting
about $1.7 million, much of it skimmed from the business, gambling
operations and personal gambling profits over a 4- to 5-year period.

Apparently not realizing his accountant, Bluefield resident Charles
"Bud" Donchatz, was cooperating with investigators for more than a year,
Deeb was recorded telling an undercover IRS agent he had so much money
he didn't know what to do with it.

"This between you and me," the pharmacist was recorded telling the
undercover agent. "You know really kills me ... I mean, uh, this store's
making so much money an' I can't, uh, know which way to f--g pocket all
I can, you know what I'm saying?"

IRS agents found cash in the pharmacy, taking five stacks of bills that
were bound together.

At one point Deeb told Donchatz he had two or three overseas banking
institutions, naming Switzerland and Lebanon, federal filings have
shown. Federal agents obtained a warrant Dec. 7 to search an overnight
Federal Express envelope Deeb was sending to a man in Lebanon he had
sent items to previously.

In the affidavit for the warrant, an agent indicated cash could be in
the envelope. The warrant return, which lists what was found, has yet to
be filed in that instance.

Deeb did purchase an estate in the county with several houses on it.
That house was raided, also. Agents also confiscated gambling documents
from there.

At his residence, federal agents were quick to confiscate the passports
of Deeb and three other family members that they found in a place
described as a "bunker."

IRS agents also raided the residence of Deeb's former girlfriend and
employee, Sherrie Hickson in Bluefield. They confiscated a computer from
there and a lot of paperwork. Hickson has since moved

Another raid around that same time in November involved the Welch
residence of Jimmy Kemal Hazemey, a state Alcohol Beverage Control
Administration employee and alleged friend of Deeb's. Agents reported
seizing gambling and loan documents, a spiral-bound notebook containing
gambling information and other financial records.

Federal agents also searched the former Welch Moose Lodge, a structure
Deeb had purchased with plans to open a bar on the first floor and a
methadone clinic on the second. Inside that structure they secured a
computer.

Deeb, who is currently free on bond, is represented by Charleston lawyer
Lonnie Simmons and is set to go to trial May 22.

No one else has been charged in the case.
diabolos

Princeton, WV

#34 Mar 15, 2007
If he get out of all thes charges then it's because of the names in his little back book,to many county officials!

Internal Revenue Service agents raiding a McDowell County pharmacy in
November knew to look for computers, gambling and prescription records,
but federal court filings confirm they found much more.

Saad Kamil Deeb, who owns and operates Citizen's Pharmacy in Welch, is
charged in a federal indictment with one count of conspiracy to defraud
the U.S. government and 29 counts of structuring transactions to evade
reporting requirements and aiding and abetting with forfeiture
proceedings.

Federal authorities have alleged Deeb operated a gambling parlor from a
backroom of the pharmacy.

In the top drawer of a file cabinet in the drug store agents located a
bottle of OxyContin prescribed for another person, a plastic bottle
containing cocaine and a sandwich bag containing cocaine, the search
warrant returned with the case shows.

In the next drawer of the file cabinet agents located drug paraphernalia
and a "plastic bottle of green vegetation," the search warrant return
states. In the bottom drawer of the same file cabinet, they found
"assorted prescription medications in prescription bottles."

Agents also found 22 guns of various types inside the drug store.

Federal authorities have accused Deeb of conspiracy to evade reporting
about $1.7 million, much of it skimmed from the business, gambling
operations and personal gambling profits over a 4- to 5-year period.

Apparently not realizing his accountant, Bluefield resident Charles
"Bud" Donchatz, was cooperating with investigators for more than a year,
Deeb was recorded telling an undercover IRS agent he had so much money
he didn't know what to do with it.

"This between you and me," the pharmacist was recorded telling the
undercover agent. "You know really kills me ... I mean, uh, this store's
making so much money an' I can't, uh, know which way to f--g pocket all
I can, you know what I'm saying?"

IRS agents found cash in the pharmacy, taking five stacks of bills that
were bound together.

At one point Deeb told Donchatz he had two or three overseas banking
institutions, naming Switzerland and Lebanon, federal filings have
shown. Federal agents obtained a warrant Dec. 7 to search an overnight
Federal Express envelope Deeb was sending to a man in Lebanon he had
sent items to previously.

In the affidavit for the warrant, an agent indicated cash could be in
the envelope. The warrant return, which lists what was found, has yet to
be filed in that instance.

Deeb did purchase an estate in the county with several houses on it.
That house was raided, also. Agents also confiscated gambling documents
from there.

At his residence, federal agents were quick to confiscate the passports
of Deeb and three other family members that they found in a place
described as a "bunker."

IRS agents also raided the residence of Deeb's former girlfriend and
employee, Sherrie Hickson in Bluefield. They confiscated a computer from
there and a lot of paperwork. Hickson has since moved

Another raid around that same time in November involved the Welch
residence of Jimmy Kemal Hazemey, a state Alcohol Beverage Control
Administration employee and alleged friend of Deeb's. Agents reported
seizing gambling and loan documents, a spiral-bound notebook containing
gambling information and other financial records.

Federal agents also searched the former Welch Moose Lodge, a structure
Deeb had purchased with plans to open a bar on the first floor and a
methadone clinic on the second. Inside that structure they secured a
computer.

Deeb, who is currently free on bond, is represented by Charleston lawyer
Lonnie Simmons and is set to go to trial May 22.

No one else has been charged in the case.
RidgeRunner

Princeton, WV

#35 Mar 16, 2007
Wonder who was in the book? Understand he was involved with alot of politicians.
RKO

Northfork, WV

#36 Mar 16, 2007
I also wonder which officals are involved,but it will probably have nothing come of it at all.
Spice Creek

Franklin, NY

#37 Mar 17, 2007
diabolos wrote:
<quoted text>
One down and many to go
All this went on in a building in plain view of the
city police department,but these good folks knew nothing about it,did you read anywhere that this
was a joint investigation with City Police, the
sheriffs department if so I "APOLOGY".
diabolos

Princeton, WV

#38 Mar 17, 2007
It was not,they were told to stay out,it was none of their business.The sheriff went in to check on his wife and they told him to get out.

Since: Feb 07

west virginia

#39 Mar 18, 2007
The FBI knows better than to inform any local officals about an investigation, they know that any evidence will mysteriously disappear.The ones being investigated will be warned as soon as the local officals are made aware of the situation.Anything that gets done right here in Mcdowell county will have to be done from outside officals.
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confused

Welch, WV

#41 Mar 18, 2007
Dont get me wrong,Im not a big fan of our law enforcement here in the county,but I also have to say we have a few good deputies and troopers here.My beef is,why does everyone down all these guys for the actions of a few who wont do there job?Some of these guys work there @ss off and get put down and much as the sorry @sses.Not all these guys are bad or dirty or untrusting.If thats is your honest opinion of them,then tell me why,whenyuor in trouble or have been beaten or robbed or did wrong,you,me,or we call these so called guys who cant do there job as it has been said.Give these people a break,think about where we would be without them.They do more than we see Im sure,both right and wrong.Hope I havent offended anyone,that was not my intention.not all cops are bad.
camp

United States

#42 Mar 18, 2007
confused wrote:
Dont get me wrong,Im not a big fan of our law enforcement here in the county,but I also have to say we have a few good deputies and troopers here.My beef is,why does everyone down all these guys for the actions of a few who wont do there job?Some of these guys work there @ss off and get put down and much as the sorry @sses.Not all these guys are bad or dirty or untrusting.If thats is your honest opinion of them,then tell me why,whenyuor in trouble or have been beaten or robbed or did wrong,you,me,or we call these so called guys who cant do there job as it has been said.Give these people a break,think about where we would be without them.They do more than we see Im sure,both right and wrong.Hope I havent offended anyone,that was not my intention.not all cops are bad.
I have lived in Mcdowell county all my life and have failed to see one deputy or state police do their job. there was a wreck in front of my house. call the state police they said it was the deputies job. call the deputies they said it was a state police matter. the drivers could not get anyone to come. so after 2 hours they settleed it them selves. now where do you think they are doing their job. friend call 911 to get the law to come to her house because someone was trying to get into her house. the 911 said that a deputy would be down, to this day no has shown up and that has been 2 months ago. again where are they doing their job. the drug bust was a joke, only arrested the users, only one or two dealers. they are back doing the same things they were doing when they got busted.

“It's a new beginning :D”

Since: Feb 07

Big Four, WV

#43 Mar 18, 2007
camp wrote:
<quoted text>
I have lived in Mcdowell county all my life and have failed to see one deputy or state police do their job. there was a wreck in front of my house. call the state police they said it was the deputies job. call the deputies they said it was a state police matter. the drivers could not get anyone to come. so after 2 hours they settleed it them selves. now where do you think they are doing their job. friend call 911 to get the law to come to her house because someone was trying to get into her house. the 911 said that a deputy would be down, to this day no has shown up and that has been 2 months ago. again where are they doing their job. the drug bust was a joke, only arrested the users, only one or two dealers. they are back doing the same things they were doing when they got busted.
I agree with you about officers not responding. My sister who is 60 and lives alone returned home to find her front door open. Before going in she went to a neighbor's house and called the sheriff's dept. No one ever showed up, the neighbor went into her house with her to check everything. Luckily, nothing was missing.
diabolos

Princeton, WV

#44 Mar 18, 2007
Does anybody know how many deputies the county is allowed to hire?We need more than what we got.Like confused said,we have a few that are doing their job,but not many.
RidgeRunner

Princeton, WV

#45 Mar 19, 2007
Depend on how much the CC puts in the budget and how many grants Sheriff can come up with.
Mike Brooks

Charleston, WV

#46 Mar 19, 2007
RidgeRunner wrote:
Depend on how much the CC puts in the budget and how many grants Sheriff can come up with.
SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET FOLKS TO EVEN TEST FOR THOSE POSITIONS THAT COME AVAILABLE. AND WHEN THEY FIGURE OUT THE SALARY THEY LOSE INTEREST. THE DEPUTIES ARE SPREAD THIN. THERE ARE SO MANY CALLS TO ANSWER AND NOT ENOUGH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GO AROUND. AND YES THEY HAVE DAYS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE THAT THEY ARE NOT FEELING GOOD AND MAY SLACK A LITTLE. HOW MANY OF US IN THE WORKING PUBLIC HAVEN'T. IT TAKES EVERY BODY DOING THERE PART. HOPEFULLY THE OFFICES WILL BE BROUGHT UP TO PAR. SEEMS LIKE SOME GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND THINGS WILL CHANGE. LAST I HEARD FROM MY SOURCE IS THAT THE DEPUTIES ARE HAVING TO SHARE A CRUISER. AS FOR THE OVERTIME FROM GRANTS WHICH IS A GOOD THING, THE MEN HAVE TO WANT TO WORK IT FIRST AND THEY HAVE TO SLEEP SOME TIME. MANY FAIL TO REALIZE WHEN YOU HAVE TO HONOR VACATION REQUEST AND OFF DAYS, BAILIFF COURT THAT DOES NOT LEAVE MANY FOR THE PATROLS AND TO ANSWER CALLS. MAYBE WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THINGS WILL CHANGE FOR THEM. I DID MY BEST AND WORKED HARD BUT ITS A TOUGH JOB.

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