I receive “Breaking News” email alerts from CNN. Moments ago, I received this one.
Rush Limbaugh arrested on prescription drug charges and released on bail, law enforcement officials in Florida, tell AP.
Now, doesn’t that sound like Rush was on a street corner in Florida with a dime bag in one hand and a wad of bills in the other? Well, that wasn’t it at all. They just felt like sensationalizing it. Here’s the real story.
Rush Limbaugh reached a settlement with prosecutors Friday in a fraud case involving prescription painkillers, though the conservative radio commentator maintains his innocence.
Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities about 4 p.m. on a warrant for fraud to conceal information to obtain a prescription, the first charge in the nearly 3-year-old case, said Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. He was released an hour later on $3,000 bail.
Under the deal, Limbaugh would eventually see the charge dismissed in 18 months if he continues treatment for drug addiction, Black said.
Limbaugh also must continue to seek treatment from the doctor he has seen for the past 2 1/2 years, Black said.
Limbaugh entered a plea of not guilty in court Friday.
Drudge has Roy Black’s statement.
Those guys at CNN are a bunch of weasels.