Tuesday May 21, 2013
Hannibal Lecter Gets Away with Murder in TennesseeMarianne Skolek Salem-News.com
Hannibal Lecter: Given the chance, you would deny me my life, wouldn't you?
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - A Nashville, Tennessee doctor charged in Kentucky with illegally prescribing painkillers, lost his medical license for several years after fatally shooting his wife of one year, and her mother.
Dr. Visuvalingam Vilvarajah committed the Murders after his wife filed for divorce in 1986.
64-year old Vilvarajah was sentenced to twenty years in prison for both murders -- but only served four years and was released from prison. Not only was he released, but his medical license was returned to him.
The brother and son of the murder victims, said the state showed little concern for his family, which had only recently arrived in the United States from Sri Lanka at the time of the shootings.
“My feeling at the time was, two immigrants shot and killed? They didn’t care,” S. Jayakumaran said.
“To give him 20 years and then allow him to get out so soon, it’s ridiculous.” He knows Vilvarajah could serve more time on the Kentucky drug charges, if convicted, than he did for the killings.
Vilvarajah and his medical partner and current wife, Dr. Mireille Lalanne, who operated a pain management clinic, are charged with three counts of Engaging in Organized Crime, one count of Assault and one count of Wanton Endangerment. If convicted, they could be sentenced to 75 years in prison.
Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird, was quoted as saying that Kentucky residents were traveling to Nashville to get narcotic prescriptions. He said the endangerment charge involved prescriptions to a Harlan woman who gave birth to a child addicted to narcotics.
A Davidson County chancellor ruled that the state was within its authority to pull the medical license of Vilvarajah, who was arrested in a Kentucky drug investigation involving the trafficking of OxyContin and other drugs.
Before any Purdue Pharma financed pain societies erect highway signs reading "Visuvalingam Vilvarajah never killed anyone" (see picture attached) -- as they are known for doing in defense of doctors charged with over-prescribing OxyContin which results in deaths and addictions -- I am calling upon Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr., of Tennessee, to intervene on behalf of the citizens of his state. The following is posted on the AG's website --
A task force formed by the Attorney General’s office and other state agencies has collected $58 million dollars for the State in healthcare provider fraud cases ranging from off label marketing of drugs, fraudulent billing, kickbacks to physicians and other illegal actives. (sic)
Vilvarajah and his wife are arguing their cases before the Medical Examiners Board at a formal hearing this coming week. I consider Visuvalingam Vilvarajah's criminal history to be a threat to the citizens of Tennessee and am asking AG Cooper to intervene and not allow Vilvarajah, a convicted murderer of two innocent people and arrested in Kentucky for trafficking OxyContin and other drugs -- to ever practice medicine again. You owe it to his victims -- and you owe it to the state of Tennessee as Attorney General.
"Hannibal Lecter" and his wife need to be reduced to selling fava beans in an outdoor market in Sri Lanka -- during monsoon season.
(Editor's note: I have to hand it to Marianne, this story is one serious bitter pill; incredibly hard to swallow. I'd like to remind our regular readers and tell those who are less familiar, that our esteemed writer Dr. Phil Leveque, is one of the most educated Physician/Pharmacologist/Forensic Toxicologists in the world. He's a WWII Combat Veteran who married a Holocaust Survivor, and went on to specialize in the treatment of battle damaged American War Veterans. He trained the very first modern doctors in Tanzania... in history. The Oregon Medical Board took away Doctor Phillip Leveque's license to practice medicine in Oregon though the only people he was ever involved in killing were enemy German Nazi soldiers. I read about this criminal Murderer doctor in Tennessee being allowed to practice after prison, and I think of Dr. Leveque losing his license to practice medicine, because he signed a medical marijuana permit for a severely handicapped patient, who qualified for the permit very clearly, without making the woman, a paraplegic, travel 300 miles to Portland to see him in person. Oh, he broke the rules, big deal! Make him pay a fine of a thousand dollars, but instead this amazing man paid a toll a thousand times worse than anyone would deserve. And in this context, we learn that in Tennessee, doctors can slaughter their wife and their mother-in-law, and go right back to making house calls. Two cases of injustice at its absolute, very worst.)
Marianne is a nurse having graduated in 1991 as president of her graduating class. She also has a Paralegal certification. Marianne served on a Community Service Board for the Courier News, a Gannet newspaper in NJ writing articles predominantly regarding AIDS patients and their emotional issues. She was awarded a Community Service Award in 1993 by the Hunterdon County, NJ HIV/AIDS Task Force in recognition of and appreciation for the donated time, energy and love in facilitating a Support Group for persons with HIV/AIDS.
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