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Twisted Tale: MD Charged In Medicaid Drug Fraud Scheme Once Helped Drug Users

Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, August 26, 2010
In an FBI wiretap, another defendant told Williamson over the phone, "everything would be fine" following one alleged deal. Williamson responded by telling the alleged co-conspirator to "hide the money" inside a car, the complaint states.

It wasn't "fine", according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. "The oath to 'do no harm' is turned on its head when a doctor's prescription pad is used for drug dealing," New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said in a statement.

Williamson is now free on $250,000 bond. Among other things, authorities ordered her to relinquish her prescription pads.


Joe Cantlupe is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media Online.
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1 comments on "Twisted Tale: MD Charged In Medicaid Drug Fraud Scheme Once Helped Drug Users"


Jamila Ali (8/22/2012 at 8:52 PM)
I knew Dr Diana Williamson she is and was a kind and caring physcian. I worked with her back in the mid ninties and she was an outstanding physcian who cared for HIV/AIDS patients and poor minority patients. Her charecter and personality was not the type that this article suggest of a drug dealer. If Dr Williamson is guilty it could only be that she guilty was trying to help someone. She probably was set up and it is most unforunate to lose such a leading figure in our community.