Diana Williamson, a New York City Internist and HIV/AIDS Specialist, during good times was once praised for her medical treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.
Her one-time respected name and career is rapidly going up in smoke. This month Dr. Williamson will be sentenced regarding drug-related crimes she was recently convicted of.
The once esteemed doctor may be heading to prison for more than 10 years.
In August 2010, Dr. Williamson was arrested and charged with offenses pertaining to her role as the mastermind behind a drug enterprise responsible for illegally distributing Oxycontin.
Dr. Williamson allegedly billed Medicaid, fraudulently no less, for drug prescriptions.
According to the New York Post, Dr. Williamson wrote at least 30 unnecessary Oxycontin prescriptions.
In turn, Dr. Williamson sold the incredibly powerful and addictive Oxycontin tablets on the street for $20 to $40 per tablet, like a peddler sells candy.
Apparently Dr. Williamson had no regard for the untold number of individuals who went on to develop addiction to the Oxycontin, not to mention other drugs that they eventually got their hands on.
Nevertheless, in an attempt to avoid time prison time, as the prosecution, not to mention the judge no doubt believes, Dr. Williamson, on the eve of sentencing, is shifting the blame to one of her 13 multiple personalities that she and her psychiatrist, not to mention her expert witness, claims that she has.
Dr. William’s attorney would have us believe that Dr. Williamson’s multiple personality is responsible for everything that happened, like the fraudulent billing of the United States government for Oxycontin.
Is it possible that the personality also illegally peddled the Oxcontin on the street? Let us know what you think.
Does this sound more like a plot of a soap opera?
There were no details indicating that Dr. Williamson, herself, was under the influence of illicit substances, or that she was an addict when she came up with this plan and managed to put it into action.
The fact that she was clean, sober and lucid when she carried out the drug plan is more disconcerting.
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Original Article URL: nydailynews.com
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