Rush Limbaugh got in trouble for downing OxyContin like they were peanut butter M&M's. He was charged with "doctor shopping" to get as many as he could.
So the case has ended as follows:
Firebrand radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was charged Friday with fraudulently concealing information to obtain prescription drugs, but prosecutors will drop the charge after 18 months if Limbaugh remains in treatment for drug addiction, his lawyer said.Agreed to pay? To cover the cost? Aw, what a nice guy. No, dickheads, IT'S CALLED A FINE!
Limbaugh also agreed to pay the state of Florida $30,000 to help cover the cost of the investigation into the conservative radio personality's alleged "doctor shopping," a felony in Florida.
Attorney Roy Black said the deal will end a lengthy investigation into whether Limbaugh "doctor shopped," which is illegally obtaining prescriptions from multiple sources.
The "deal"? Other sources have called it a "settlement agreement'. It's a goddamned PLEA BARGAIN you assholes!
Your Liberal Media, hard at work.
EDIT: Oh and just for shits and giggles, let me add the following words from Rush:
"Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be
convicted and they ought to be sent up."
"What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use, too many whites are getting away with drug sales, too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too."