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UPDATE: FBI, State Police and DEA Agents Raid WILLIAMSON PAIN CLINIC

There are 161 comments on the www.wsaz.com story from Mar 3, 2010, titled UPDATE: FBI, State Police and DEA Agents Raid WILLIAMSON PAIN CLINIC. In it, www.wsaz.com reports that:

UPDATE: Tuesday 11:00p.m. WILLIAMSON, W.Va. -- FBI, State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided a Williamson pain clinic Tuesday.

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Mr Ed

Ransom, KY

#124 Apr 1, 2010
Maybe, Hoover just took a little vacation and she will be back in a couple of years??
a horse is a horse

Charleston, WV

#125 Apr 1, 2010
try a few decades
Mr Ed

Ransom, KY

#126 Apr 1, 2010
a horse is a horse wrote:
try a few decades
Yes, probably right after her new plastic surgery heals so nobody knows who she is.
of course of course

Charleston, WV

#127 Apr 1, 2010
She can't hide her personality.
Mr Ed

Ransom, KY

#128 Apr 1, 2010
Don't know the woman never met her so I can't comment on that one. But you would have thought the law would have enough experience to remember to take her passport? But maybe they intended that to happen who knows. Next we will be seeing her on American's Most Wanted.
Citizen Raising Cain

Ransom, KY

#129 Apr 1, 2010
I don't think they have the least intention of making one or these charges stick. I just think they were tired of the scrutiny they were under for letting it go on. I think the kick-backs went farther than she has traveled thus far.
Citizen Raising Cain

Ransom, KY

#130 Apr 1, 2010
No she'll probably be one of those motivational speakers making millions.
painful justice

Charleston, WV

#131 Apr 2, 2010
Citizen Raising Cain wrote:
No she'll probably be one of those motivational speakers making millions.
Don't count on it. Her days of freedom appear numbered.
this is good

Charleston, WV

#132 Apr 2, 2010
what a cute couple wrote:
Miami Herald - June 23, 1993 - 2B PLM BCH
DOCTOR GUILTY OF BATTERY
A Key West doctor was found guilty Tuesday of battery on a deputy who told her she could not lie topless on Smathers Beach. Dr. Katherine Hoover was accused of jumping on the back of Deputy Pat Golemme as he wrestled with her husband, John Tomasic , in March. The jury found Tomasic guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Golemme said he found Hoover topless after someone on the Key West beach complained. Golemme told Hoover to put her top on.
Looks like some criminal history points in calculating the federal sentencing guidelines. All of that of course assumes she's guilty and as we all know from the news articles that the only thing that's absolutely clear so far is that she has to be one of the dumbest cash hungry pillpushers in the state of west virginia. Somebody that dumb won't evade the authorities very long. But then there are no outstanding warrants for her. When I think about all of the pain and suffering she's inflicted on the families of Williamson, Mingo County and the surrounding area it can give us some consolation that the only person she's medicating at the moment is herself. Sleeping much lately Dr. Hoover ? Now you know how your former patients feel as they head to rehab because of you.Neither you nor the families you ruined will ever recover from this.
Just Heard

Ithaca, NY

#133 Apr 2, 2010
Is it true that Shafer had a large farm with expensive cattle and Clydesdale horses confisicated by the Feds and will be auctioning shortly? Located around Yatesville Lake in Ky.?
just me

Ransom, KY

#134 Apr 2, 2010
Only Time will Tell wrote:
That's what's wrong with this place now is all these deals everybody is making. It should be one crime for one punishment. This lowering if you know them or if they can tell you something is bull crap. If it was some poor nobody from nowhere he'd be up poop creek without a paddle. Rattin' on somebody should get you more time instead of less. When they squeal on somebody else doesn't that show a lack of ethics and morals. I guess I'm old fashioned but if I got in trouble I don't think that I could cause somebody else pain or aggravation, it isn't right.
I agree, I've been in alittle trouble whhen I was younger, and all I heard when I talked to the lawyers and judges were sentencing guidlines, well if it was so important to go by the sentencing guidelines how come everyone can get an amended sentence if they rat or something, I don't understand that, either theres guidelines or they ain't
informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#136 Apr 3, 2010
update from Register-Herald

Seems Hoover & Shafer shared an apartment - This story is mind-boggling -- Drugs are killing our youth and draining state resources. I hope Beckley is on the list for future raids especially since it seems that drug thugs are coming here from Ohio to straighten out their "runners" -- with shots to the back of the head & trying to kill police officers (Oak Hill)-((woman murdered -- S. Fayette st., few days later - guy shot in back of head...short time ago, Deputy shot in chest & saved by vest when making a routine stop in Fayette county)

"Shafer, 57, has repeatedly run afoul of the licensing boards in both West Virginia and Kentucky over her prescribing practices and treatment of workers compensation patients, among other reasons. She was convicted of bribery in 1993 after secretly marrying and giving $42,500 to the Kentucky official overseeing one of those ethics cases, which he then had dismissed. Her conviction was later overturned."

Investigators have seized a small fortune from a Mingo County doctor in a case that parallels last monthÂ’s raid of a Williamson pain clinic, court filings show.

The U.S. District Court papers disclose that prosecutors are negotiating a plea deal with the physician, Dr. Diane Shafer. They suspect her of the same improper pill prescriptions that led to the March 2 search of the Mountain Medical Care Center.

http://www.register-herald.com/statenews/x552...
lol

Pikeville, KY

#137 Apr 3, 2010
people are idiots around here for even going to these doctors
ron

United States

#138 Apr 3, 2010
patient wrote:
You need to change your LYING title!! There were NO DEA there. Only FBI and W. VA. state police..!
Actually the DEA Diversion Investigators worked this case and obtained the warrant. The drug task force is made up of agents from many agencies such as FBI, state police, sheriff, local police, etc. They were all there....but this was a DEA case.
Mr Ed

Langley, KY

#139 Apr 3, 2010
I wonder if they will ever find Dr. Hoover and did she take her kids?? If not wouldn't you think the law would be talking to them? What about the workers you know they had to have known something was wrong will they get in trouble?
ron

United States

#141 Apr 3, 2010
Mr Ed wrote:
Don't know the woman never met her so I can't comment on that one. But you would have thought the law would have enough experience to remember to take her passport? But maybe they intended that to happen who knows. Next we will be seeing her on American's Most Wanted.
They cant take it, only the federal magistrate can order the US Marshals to do that.
endangered species

Charleston, WV

#142 Apr 3, 2010
Mr Ed wrote:
I wonder if they will ever find Dr. Hoover and did she take her kids?? If not wouldn't you think the law would be talking to them? What about the workers you know they had to have known something was wrong will they get in trouble?
Some of the workers have been posting on here and with the exception of one of them they are now either silent or cooperating. Hoover is an idiot and doesnt know how the evade this pending nightmare. Myra, Rykman and a few others aren't sleeping much lately.
endangered species

Charleston, WV

#143 Apr 3, 2010
ron wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually the DEA Diversion Investigators worked this case and obtained the warrant. The drug task force is made up of agents from many agencies such as FBI, state police, sheriff, local police, etc. They were all there....but this was a DEA case.
Slow in coming but a nice job.
Mr Ed

Langley, KY

#144 Apr 3, 2010
I fell sorry for some of the workers everybody needs a job and it's hard to find them around here so I guess some of them were caught in the middle of just trying to make a living.
endangered species

Charleston, WV

#145 Apr 3, 2010
A lot of them were good people inexperienced in the running of a pain clinic and didn't realize the deviation from the standard and the technical illegality of what they were doing. Most have cooperated. Some were more involved with the cash and where it was placed than others.

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