Limbaugh, State Reach Deal On Doctor Shopping Charge
April 28, 2006 at 5:33 PM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH and the PALM BEACH COUNTY State Attorney's Office have reached an agreement by which the prosecutors will have a single count of doctor shopping filed against the radio host TODAY dropped if LIMBAUGH remains in treatment for his Oxycontin addiction for the next 18 months.
The deal also includes LIMBAUGH reimbursing the state for $30,000 in costs for the investigations and $30 per month for supervision.
LIMBAUGH has been in treatment for the addiction for the last 2 1/2 years after the state launched its investigation. He was booked on a single charge of "Fraud- Conceal Info To Obtain Prescription" by the PALM BEACH COUNTY Sheriff's office this afternoon and released on $3,000 bond.
“I’m pleased that a settlement has been reached between RUSH LIMBAUGH and the state of FLORIDA that finally brings this matter to an end," PREMIERE Pres./COO KRAIG KITCHIN said in a press release late FRIDAY afternoon. "RUSH’s not guilty plea is consistent with the position he has taken all along. Throughout it all, he has continued to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to his listeners, affiliates, and advertisers. We have always stood by RUSH– for good reason– and will continue to do so.”