The Case of Dr. Roy S. Shelburne – Convicted and Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison

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Dentist Dr. Roy S. Shelburne, D.D.S. of Virginia

Flap has been away from this story for a few weeks. So, let’s catch up.

On July 10, 2008, Pennington Gap, Virginia dentist Dr. Roy S. Shelburne, D.D.S. was sentenced to two years in prison for three felony convictions of racketeering, defrauding Medicaid and structuring a financial transaction.

Judge James P. Jones sentenced Roy Shelburne to two years for each of the felony counts, which will run concurrently. Shelburne was also fined $75,000, and must pay nearly $18,000 in restitution to state Medicaid.

The sentence comes a week after the judge threw out all seven of Shelburne’s convictions for money laundering, based on a recent interpretation of the statute by the U.S. Supreme Court. Previously, Shelburne had faced up 120 years in prison and a $1.25 million fine.


The dental office of Roy S. Shelburne, D.D.S.

At the sentencing hearing, the federal prosecution led by U.S. Attorney Tony Giomo, presented a computer-generated statistical estimate that Shelburne likely bilked Medicaid of about $263,000.

The actual amount of money, as well as the number of patients overbilled, remains unknown.

But Giorno’s team claimed to have filled in the gaps with a statistical model based on the files of patients known to have been overcharged.

Judge Jones said he would need more information than readily available to accept the estimate.

Giorno said after the sentencing that Shelburne could face as much as $700,000 in restitution if the U.S. Attorney General’s Office decides to pursue a civil case.

An in-depth post-sentencing interview with Dr. Shelburne is here.

In the meantime,

  • Dr. Shelburne has surrendered his Virginia dental license. A conviction, plus sentencing means it is revoked/forfeited anyway.
  • An appeal of his conviction has not been initiated, nor a decision made whether to appeal.
  • The United States Department of Justice will be appealing Judge Jones dismissal of seven federal felony money laundering counts against Shelburne to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • As far as Flap can discover, where Dr. Shelburne will spend his two years in prison and when he begins his sentence has not been announced.
  • Supporters and friends of Dr. Shelburne have created this site in order to support him.

Stay tuned……


The Case of Dr. Roy S. Shelburne – 7 of 10 Counts Thrown Out of Court – Part Two

The Case of Dr. Roy S. Shelburne – 7 of 10 Counts Thrown Out of Court

The Case of Dentist Dr. Roy S. Shelburne – Sentencing Postponed

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Barack Obama Watch: Birth Certificate Forgery Flap

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Much of his convention speech, and the subject of his 1995 memoir “Dreams From My Father,” focused on his diverse family. Born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, Obama was the son of a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya who left to study economics at Harvard, and then returned to Kenya, seeing his son just once afterwards. Obama was raised by his mother’s parents. In 2006, he visited his father’s mother in Kenya

Kos has previously posted a copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate (”certification of live birth”). Flap’s and Geraghty’s questions have been answered or have they?

Today there is this piece, last in a series about document forgery of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. There is a complicated analysis and some just plain weird findings.

But, why doesn’t Team Obama allow the state of Hawaii to release the real deal?

Stay tuned……


Barack Obama Watch: Birth Certificate Posted At Daily Kos

Barack Obama Watch: Release the Birth Certiciate Part 2

Barack Obama Watch: Release the Birth Certificate

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Day By Day by Chris Muir July 20, 2008

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Barack Obama goes on the road to shoot hoops with the troops he never supported. And, then goes on to Afghanistan before Iraq to take credit for a war that General Petraeus and Bush won over Obama’s objections.

The media spin for “The Obamessiah” is deafening – NBC is no longer watchable.

Stay tuned for more spin and adoration of “The One.”


The Day By Day Archive

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links for 2008-07-20

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