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Kansas Doctor Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

Associated Press - July 23, 2013 2:34 pm

A Kansas inmate has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for attacking a county prosecutor in a Reno County courtroom.

A Kansas inmate has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for attacking a county prosecutor in a Reno County courtroom.

A federal judge has found a Kansas doctor guilty of criminal contempt of court for misbehaving during her first court appearance on charges related to a $7 million Army fraud and bribery indictment.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced 50-year-old Heidi Lynn Webster of Manhattan to 30 days in jail on top of any sentence she receives in a Texas case that charges her with medical equipment contract fraud.

Documents filed Monday contend Webster repeatedly “spoke loudly” and interrupted the judge during Friday’s hearing in Topeka. The judge says Webster’s outbursts prevented the court from advising her of the charges or her rights.

Her attorney did not immediately return a phone message.

Webster, a former Army physician, is the owner of MRI Resources Inc. and Pro Veteran Staffing Inc.

Aaron A. Aurora

July 24, 2013 at 8:38 am

Sounds like to me the judge was trying to railroad her and she wanted to get her point across. Our legal system is in shambles because of all the ego’s in the system with judges and proscecutors. Judges should not be appointed but elected. That being said probably that would not solve the issue as we elect to many politicians that run their own show once elected and thumb their noses at those who elected them.

Red Neck

July 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

Them there judges tnd to do that.

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