Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dr. Tandy McElwee Sentenced to 5 years

Dr. Tandy McElwee, who for years practiced for years in Bossier City, was sentenced today in U. S. District Court in Shreveport to 5 years in Federal Prison.
He was also fined $550,000.
Dr. McElwee was convicted of writing fraudulent prescriptions, at one point even to his dog.

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11 comments:

  1. What a shame. This man did not need to go to prison. He could have been given community service with probation. Yes he had a problem. There has been a lot worst with Judges and etc and they were given probation or they were asked to retire. Mac is not a bad person maybe to trusting. God bless you Mac. The $550,000.00 is way to much

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  2. I liked him too, but this was not his first rodeo. He has to pay for his actions. He jeopardized many lives. He was far too intelligent to make such bad decisions.

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  3. It is sad to see someone of his abilities and contributions to sink to this.
    I agree about the fine, if he is going to serve 5 years in prison I don't know what more will be accomplished by giving the government half a million bucks.

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  4. This is not a shame, this is pure justice! This doctor has been a drug addict for many years and he is responsible for the death of my newborn daughter! FINALLY he is getting what he deserves! I am celebrating!!!!!! Doc, I hope you make lots of "friends" in prison!

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  5. Defending this man is really stupid in my opinion. What is the difference in him and a low life selling drugs on a street corner? NOTHING! "Mac is not a bad person maybe to trusting". That is B__S__! He is a drug dealer and drug addict! He was caring for the lives of women and their INNOCENT babies while he was high! Five years and $550,000 is never going to be enough for what he did or the lives he ruined. He is a piece of garbage and I hope he rots in prison along with his piece of garbage wife and staff.

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  6. Hmmm...I only knew McElwee from way back in the early 80's. Actually, I posted about his sentencing on my small blog the other day.

    I see that several anons weigh in, and one figures him as guilty in his daughter's death. That is truly sad. I don't know the details surrounding it, but I know I would be heartbroken as well.

    My limited experience with McElwee was positive, and I talked about it in my post. He delivered my first son in Sept. 1980, and I really liked the guy. That was a long time ago.

    I truly don't know all the details of his fall. But, I always feel bad when ANYONE takes the wrong path...for whatever reason.

    btw, I stole your "baby daddy" video of Edwards, and posted it today. I did give credit. I read your blog every time you post something new, but I don't think I've ever commented. I like it. In fact, I stole the "you are as sharp as a marble" comment for my sidebar...just so you'll know.

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  7. Thanks Andy, I'm going to link you right now and will be reading you daily. Nice blog over there!

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  8. Dr Mac was a wonder physian. He delivered all three of my heathy babies. And did serveral surgies in me. I had a miscarrage under his care and he was very caring. I love Mac and would go back to him if he ever practiced again.

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  11. I worked for Dr. Mac for over 3 yrs. in the 90's and never have I respected or admired anyone more in my life. Employees see doctors with patients and on a personal basis. I saw his heart when someone miscarried and his joy when delivering healthy babies. I saw a doctor who was sensitive and generous to everyone and that is hard to find these days. He gave so much more than he received, so please don't judge so harshly, as we are all human and WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.

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