Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SEALED SEARCH WARRANT ISSUED IN MIAMI FEDERAL COURT, BILL McCLURE MEDICAID MILL INVOKES FIFTH AMENDMENT



The firm founded by former County Commissioner WILLIAM ANTHONY McCLURE and his mother has invoked the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in a breach of contract lawsuit pending in St. Johns County Circuit Court arising out of unpaid rent on his former Medicaid mill on Anastasia Island.

MEDI+M.D. stated in a St. Johns County Circuit Court document production request filing on August 19, 2018 that it did not have possession of any of its business records or computers, which were seized by the United Stats Government pursuant to a sealed search warrant issued by August 16, 2018 search and seizure warrant signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick A. White for MEDI+M.D. offices doing business as "SERENITY TREATMENT CENTERS" at 7950 S.W. 30th Street, 2d Floor, Davie, Florida.

The August 19, 2018 Circuit Court filing enclosed a copy of the search warrant, but not the attached affidavits.  (Neither document is available on pacer.gov, only a notation that that criminal docket case number 1:18-mj-03236-PAW-1involves a sealed search warrant.)

SERENITY TREATMENT CENTERS states on its website:
"Serenity Treatment Centers is a leading provider of medical, behavioral and mental health treatment services. We treat individuals struggling with addiction/substance abuse and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. Our comprehensive and quality treatment includes innovative approaches, such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and starts with a patient centric culture along with highly qualified staff that are dedicated to the positive outcomes and success of our clients."
Taking the Fifth was MEDI+M.D., LLC, represented by Davie, Florida lawyer Stuart Teller.  McCLURE is represented by St. Johns Law Group and lawyer James George Whitehouse, who also formerly represented the L.L.C. but was permitted to withdraw on January 21, 2017.

Peripatetic "Political Tourist" Bill McCLURE filed to run against St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver last year and was trounced in the three-candidate primary, with Mayor Shaver winning 57% of the vote against McCLURE and JACQUELINE ROCK.

The Florida Statewide Prosecutor last year stated in a June 7, 2018 letter that McCLURE was the object of an ongoing criminal investigation likely to result in arrest or prosecution, declining to share copies of the search warrant or return for McCLURE's local MEDI+M.D. offices at 167 Palencia Village Drive and 600 South Plantation Island Drive, which were raided by federal and state agents on October 9, 2014.

McCLURE ran unsuccessfully for Congress, then for Mayor of St. Augustine, where he gave a room in a tourist home at 105 Marine Street as his putative residence.

A campaign flyer from McCLURE, among numerous postcards from the edge, states "we can't allow unacceptable criminal behavior downtown," referring to panhandlers.

Two judges have now signed search and seizure warrants for MEDI+M.D. -- a state judge and a federal magistrate in 2018.

Did MCCLURE defraud the governments of the United States of America and the State of Florida.





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