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Cheek attorney says appeal ‘without merit’

Former Dublin doctor files own brief claiming she has ‘yet to see justice’

 

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

The fact her attorney believes her appeal is ‘without merit’ hasn’t stopped a former Dublin pain doctor from filing her own appeal brief with the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

In a brief she filed with the court in April, Linda Sue Cheek, 64, states that she has “yet to see justice emanate from a courtroom … and don’t really expect it to start here.” However, she contends that “if something isn’t done about the injustice done by the U.S. Attorney’s office and the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration) in their targeting of a completely law-abiding citizen and a good doctor, the suffering in this country will worsen.”

A federal jury convicted Cheek in February 2013 of 172 counts of distributing controlled pain medications through her Dublin practice, New River Medical Associates, 28 Town Center Drive. Besides appealing the conviction, she also is appealing a court ordered forfeiture of property.

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