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The Winkler County Nurses

The True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County is so extraordinary, and so outrageous that we here at the Law Med Blog have decided to create a Winkler County page. Here you will find every Law Med Blog entry about the case. Scroll down the page to read our 4 part series on The Unbelievable, But True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County or click HERE for Part 1. You will also find numerous articles on the outcome and the aftermath, which is still ongoing, of the Winkler County corrupted law enforcement establishment. After all, we called shenanigans at the outset back in July of 2009.

  • Winkler County TX Nurse Persecutor Rolando Arafiles Dead At 61 February 11, 2014 Law Med has learned that formerly licensed physician and convicted felon Rolando Arafiles died on January 30th at the age of 61. The cause of death is not immediately known. Arafiles rose to national infamy for his role in the 2009 Winkler County TX Nurse Whistleblower Saga where two nurses reported him anonymously to the state ...
  • Former Winkler Co TX Atty Scott Tidwell Loses Criminal Appeal December 6, 2013  Like an old friend who always has an interesting tale to tell, The Unbelievable But True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County has paid us another visit. The Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals in El Paso has ruled on former attorney for Winlker County Scott Tidwell’s appeal of his conviction on multiple felonies ...
  • Former Winkler Atty Tidwell Sued For ‘Distracted By Hookers’ Malpractice August 16, 2012 “Rather than spending any considerable time investigating and advancing Plaintiffs personal injury case, Scott Tidwell was paying prostitutes for sex and giving them money to buy drugs.” On their graduation day from law school it is unlikely that many attorneys anticipate reading those words in a future lawsuit filed against them. Clearly they would represent a ...
  • Full Circle: Winkler County Atty Tidwell Has License Suspended February 4, 2012 Things have been coming full circle in the extraordinary case of the Winkler County Texas Nurse Whistleblower Case over the past year and that circle may just have closed. The last bit of justice seems to have been served with the suspension of former Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell’s license to practice law in the ...
  • Winkler Atty Tidwell Not Indigent Judge Rules January 7, 2012 No one can say just how many lessons former Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell will need before he begins to consider the obvious facts that he is not the smartest person in the room, or in possession of any sort of brilliant legal mind, but he got another one on Friday. Tidwell was convicted in October on ...
  • Winkler’s Tidwell Files Claim Of Indigence For Appeal Fees December 23, 2011 Convicted felon and former Winkler County attorney Scott Tidwell says his household monthly income of $4,500 equates to being indigent and unable to foot the bill for his legal costs in appealing October’s convictions. For his role in the now infamous Winkler County Nurse Whistleblower retaliation case a jury found him guilty of 4 felonies ...
  • Texas Attorney General News Release Re: Dr. Arafiles November 9, 2011 The following is a news release from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas: 11/07/2011 Former Winkler County Memorial Hospital Physician Sentenced for Scheme to Fire Nurses In 2009 Rolando Arafiles Jr. to serve jail time, surrender medical license KERMIT – A former Winkler County Memorial Hospital physician today pleaded guilty to misusing his position and coordinating ...
  • Arafiles Giulty In Sweetheart Plea Deal: 2 Months Jail Time November 7, 2011 Former Winkler County Memorial Hospital physician Rolando Arafiles has plead guilty in a Texas courtroom in exchange for a sweetheart of a deal with the prosecution. As we predicted, Arafiles will be doing jail time. Here are the stipulations and sentence: 2 months in jail Surrender of his medical license (which he did Friday) 5 years probation  $5,000 fine If ...
  • Winkler Nurse Whistleblower Target Dr. Arafiles Surrenders License November 6, 2011 Kermit, TX -With a hearing scheduled for Monday in a local criminal courtroom where Dr. Rolando Arafiles is expected to enter a guilty plea in an agreement with prosecutors, it appears he has complied with what is likely one of the stipulations of his deal. On Friday, Arafiles signed an agreement with the Texas Medical ...
  • Winkler Dr. Arafiles To Plead Guilty To Felony Charges Nov. 7 October 28, 2011 Texas State Attorney David Glickler is saying that Dr. Rolando Arafiles, the physician at the center of the Winkler County Nurse whistleblower retaliation case, is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in court on November 7 at 2 pm. Arafiles is charged, like former County Attorney Scott Tidwell, former Winkler County Memorial Hospital administrator Stan Wiley ...
  • SHOCKING: Convicted Attorney Tidwell Appointed To Represent County October 18, 2011 It is as if Winkler County Texas exists in an alternate universe. In that bizarre world, sense and reason are replaced by lunacy and a strange force that inhibits critical thinking. It has been confirmed that Winkler Justice of the Peace Delynn Trammel has appointed Scott Tidwell to represent the county in a hearing today regarding ...
  • Dr. Arafiles Represents Himself In Court: His Client Is A Fool October 14, 2011 A bizarre preliminary hearing was held Thursday in the criminal case against Rolando Arafiles. The doctor is charged with 2 counts of misuse of information and 2 counts of retaliation, all felonies in the 3rd degree and punishable by up to 10 years behind bars. What should have been a routine hearing in a Winkler ...
  • Scott Tidwell Sentenced To 120 Days In Jail: Hookers Testify October 4, 2011 Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after his conviction on 4 felonies and two misdemeanors by a Howard County Texas jury.  It was all about prostitution during the sentencing phase. We turn to Shelley Childers at CBS 7 for an in depth blow by blow: Shelley [email protected] 7 NewsOctober 4, ...
  • Tidwell’s Prostitute Enjoyment Subject Of Testimony In Sentencing Phase October 4, 2011 Following yesterdays conviction of Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell on 4 felonies and 2 misdemeanors by a Howard County Texas jury for his role in retaliation against two county hospital nurses for reporting his physician friend to the Texas Medical Board, the sentencing phase began immediately.  Prosecutor  David Glickler called the two former Winkler County memorial ...
  • WINKLER COUNTY ATTORNEY SCOTT TIDWELL GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS October 3, 2011 BREAKING NEWS- BIG SPRING TX    After deliberating just over 2 hours, a jury has found Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell guilty on all 6 counts as we predicted. Tidwell is convicted on two counts of each: felony misuse of official information, felony misdemeanor official oppression and retaliation.  He faces up to 10 years in prison when ...
  • Defense In Tidwell Trial Rests Without Calling Any Witnesses [VIDEO] October 2, 2011 After a 5 hour delay on Friday, the defense in the criminal trial of Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell surprised the courtroom by resting their case without calling a single witness. Attorneys for both sides met with the judge in chambers for 5 hours without a break before coming back to the courtroom and making ...
  • Tidwell Trial Update: TX Medical Board Schools Defense [VIDEO] September 30, 2011  Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell faces six charges in connection with the Winkler County nurses’ whistleblower scandal, two counts each of felony misuse of official information and retaliation and misdemeanor official oppression. He is the second to face trial in the scandal, after former sheriff Robert Roberts was found guilty in June of all six ...
  • Former Sheriff Robert Roberts Arrested Monday By HCSO September 28, 2011 BREAKING: Howard County Texas- Law Med has discovered that the Howard County Sheriff’s Office arrested one Robert Lee Roberts JR, age 56, on Monday in Howard County on an outstanding bench warrant issued in Winkler County.  The only Robert Lee Roberts JR Law Med can find having ties to Winkler County Texas is the convicted felon ...
  • Winkler County Atty Tidwell Criminal Trial Testimony Begins September 27, 2011 Former felony  indicted Winkler County Memorial Hospital Administrator-turned state’s evidence in exchange for a misdemeanor conviction, Stan Wiley, was the first to take the stand today in the first day of testimony in the felony criminal trial of Scott Tidwell. Tidwell is the county attorney and is being tried in a Howard county courtroom. He faces ...
  • Listen: Tidwell Call Girl Speaks Out And So Does Law Med September 26, 2011 It was a call girl and Law Med who were guests on the “conservative” Odessa Observer’s live Internet Radio Broadcast. Now that there is some good radio folks!! One of the call girls with first hand knowledge of the recent allegations that Winkler County attorney Scott Tidwell, currently on trial for a number of felonies ...
  • LIVE: Internet Radio Interview With Tidwell Sex For Pay Girls September 26, 2011 We are listening to a live Odessa Observer internet radio broadcast which will contain an interview with at least one of the escorts Winkler County attorney Scott Tidwell was paying to service him. You can too! Or listen to the recording; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elliscountyradio/2011/09/27/scott-tidwells-girls-talks Jury selection in Tidwell’s criminal trial began today.  UPDATE 11:00 PM: Law Med called into the ...
  • BREAKING: Call Girl Will Testify Against Tidwell Next Week September 23, 2011 The latest breaking news in the woes of Winkler County TX, county attorney Scott Tidwell is a stunner. After having broken the story that Tidwell has been frequenting high priced hookers of late and that these proclivities date back in time to his heretofore unpublicized arrest in 2003 during a prosecution sting, the Odessa Observer ...
  • Winkler’s Scott Tidwell: Happy Ending In 2003 Unlikely In 2011 September 21, 2011 Winkler County Texas- Oh dear. It turns out that the county attorney the Odessa Observer found was paying local hookers up to $4,000 a romp for their services, Scott Tidwell, was arrested in a 2003 prostitute scandal involving a local massage parlor and a litany of prominent local citizens including businessmen, ranchers, newspaper editors, school ...
  • Hookers: Winkler County Atty Scott Tidwell Paid $4,000 For Sex September 20, 2011 Ah, Winkler County, Texas. This Blog can never again expect such a gift that keeps on giving. We knew from the start back on July 21, 2009 when we first called shenanigans on the county attorney and local sheriff that the goings on down Texas way were going to be juicy…but honestly we could NEVER have ...
  • Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell Trial Begins Sept 26 In Howard County [VIDEO] July 30, 2011 The second of three trials of Winkler County ‘good ol’ boys’ is set for September 26th in Howard County, Texas, the location a judge’s choice based on a change of venue necessity since Winkler County was obviously inappropriate. After all Tidwell is still the attorney for the county if that can be believed.  Tidwell is charged ...
  • Dr. Arafiles Indicted On Felony Perjury July 6, 2011 Dr. Rolando Arafiles, currently awaiting trial on felony charges for his role in the Winkler County Nurse atrocity, has even more to worry about now. Law Med has learned that this past Thursday Arafiles was indicted on by an Andrews County, TX grand jury on aggravated perjury charges for giving false testimony Fecruary 8, 2010 ...
  • Winkler County Attorney Tidwell Criminal Trial Starts Sept. 12 July 1, 2011 Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell has declined any plea bargain on his 2 third degree felonies for retaliation, 2 third degree felonies for misuse of official information and 2 class A misdemeanors for official oppression. All six charges stem from his involvement in the absurd and inappropriate prosecution of Winkler County Nurses Anne Mitchell and ...
  • WINKLER SHERIFF ROBERTS SENTENCED TO JAIL June 14, 2011 Roberts got off easy…..well, easy-ish. The jury has sentenced Roberts to four years felony probation for the two counts each of misuse of official information and retaliation. Roberts has also been sentenced to serve 100 days in jail on each of the four felony counts to be be served concurrently. He will also have to ...
  • WINKLER SHERIFF GUILTY ON ALL SIX COUNTS June 14, 2011 A jury in Midland Texas has just found Winkler County Sheriff Robert Roberts GUILTY on all six counts. The jury deliberated for about two hours before delivering their verdict. Roberts faces up to 10 years in prison when the penalty phase begins later today or Wednesday. Law Med predicted a guilty verdict based on the mountain ...
  • Hear The Story of the Winkler County Nurses from Those Involved [AUDIO] June 14, 2011 A production from WBEZ’s This American Life on the “Old Boy’s Network”. Hear Anne Mitchell, the Winkler Nurse prosecuted and found innocent after being arrested and charged with a felony, her co-author of the complaint to the Texas Medical Board, Vickie Galle, their attorney John Cook, and various other co-workers and patients of Dr. Rolando ...
  • Jury Gets Winkler County Sheriff Case Today [VIDEO] June 14, 2011 As this goes to press the attorneys in the criminal trial of Winkler County Sheriff Robert Roberts are delivering their closing arguments to the jury. Closing arguments and jury instructions should be completed by mid-day and once completed the jury will be given the case for deliberation. Law Med would expect a verdict before days ...
  • Winkler Sheriff Trial Day 5 BLOCKBUSTER! 3rd Nurse Sent Complaint June 11, 2011 The prosecution rested their case in The State of Texas v. Robert Roberts yesterday but not before a heretofore unknown 3rd nurse took the stand and testified she also sent a letter of complaint to the Texas Medical Board  concerning the medical practice of Dr. Rolando Arafiles. Winkler County Memorial Hospital nurses Anne Mitchell and Vickie ...
  • Medical Board Witnesses Blast Sheriff Roberts In Court June 10, 2011 In explosive testimony during the criminal trial of Winkler County sheriff Robert Roberts, the Executive Director of the Texas Medical Board and a Board investigator buried Roberts and his cohorts from the stand yesterday. They described the apathetic and even intimidating responses they received when they expressed concerns over the activities of the local officials. ...
  • Dr. Arafiles Working At Cozby Germany Hospital In Texas June 10, 2011 Healthcare in Grand Saline, Texas has been a major concern to local residents of late…..and with very good reason. The local Cozby Germany Hospital used to be owned by the citizens of Grand Saline. Dr. Tariq Mahmood now leases the facility and in February he fired  the chief of staff, Dr. Richard Ingrim, and a ...
  • Winkler Nurse Takes Stand As First Witness Against Sheriff June 8, 2011 What a difference a year makes. Once a railroaded criminal defendant forced to sit in court and listen to Sheriff Robert Roberts testify against her in a sham of a criminal proceeding, Anne Mitchell found herself front and center in the witness box against Roberts on Tuesday. During testimony that lasted all day, Mitchell told ...
  • Criminal Trial of Winkler County Sheriff Begins [VIDEO] June 7, 2011 The trial of Winkler County Sheriff Robert Roberts began today. Roberts faces 4 felony counts and 2 misdemeanors and potential prison terms of 4-10 years for each felony and 1-2 years for each misdemeanor. The trial was moved to nearby Midland due to concerns of jury influence locally. After an almost five hour selection process on ...
  • Judge Moves Trial Of Winkler Sheriff To Midland April 23, 2011 Judge Robert H. Moore has ruled in favor of a prosecution motion to move the felony trial of longtime Winkler County Sheriff Robert Roberts, accused of retaliating against two whistle-blowing nurses. The trial is now set to begin on June 6 in Midland, in a nearby county about 65 miles west of Kermit Winkler County district clerk ...
  • Winkler County Hospital Admin Stan Wiley Pleads Guilty And Is In Jail March 23, 2011 Former Winkler County Memorial Hospital Administrator Stan Wiley has struck a plea deal with prosecutors and agreed to cooperate as a witness against the rest of the Winkler County public servants who have been indicted for their actions in the now infamous persecution of two whistle-blower nurses. Consistent with his sudden and unannounced disappearance from ...
  • Winkler County DA Fostel Retiring April 30th March 20, 2011 One by one the Winkler County Nurse persecutors have been retired and/or charged with felonies. Now the list is complete. District attorney Mike Fostel will be leaving office and it is about time. From The Odessa American KERMIT District Attorney Mike Fostel of Winkler County will be stepping down effective April 30, Fostel said Wednesday. The 65-year-old, ...
  • Winkler Nurses Testify Before Texas Senate [VIDEO] March 3, 2011 We told you about the Texas state legislature considering legislation to protect nurses in the aftermath of the Winkler County Nurse saga. As Senate Bill 192 goes through committee, the nurses had their day. Anne Mitchell and Vicki Gayle, the ‘Winkler County Nurses’, told their story to the Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) of reporting ...
  • Law Med Launches Nevada Hepatitis C Propofol Contamination Page February 10, 2011 With criminal trials scheduled for this spring and more than 100 civil lawsuits already filed, the Nevada endoscopy clinic propofol contamination nightmare is heating up nearly 3 years after the story broke, we are launching ourNevada Hepatitis C Case Page. The Law Med Blog will be covering the events in detail. All relevant blog posts ...
  • Petition to Remove Winkler County DA Fostel Withdrawn February 7, 2011 From Odessa American Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell filed a non-suit motion Tuesday to dismiss the petition for removal of office of District Attorney Mike Fostel. The motion was granted the same day by Judge Robert H. Moore III and was filed Wednesday. The petition was brought against the oft-ill Fostel by Kermit resident and ...
  • Texas Medical Board “Suspends” Dr. Arafiles And Fails the Public February 7, 2011 In a move that begs the question “What does a physician have to do to REALLY get his license suspended in Texas?”, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) has decided to allow Winkler County medical darling, and multiple felony indicted,  Dr. Rolando Arafiles to continue to practice medicine provided he pass the TMB exam on board ...
  • Retaliation Against Winkler County Nurses Spurs Texas Legislature to Act February 1, 2011 The indicted Winkler County officials can’t be encouraged by the attention the Texas State legislature is paying to their outrageous shenanigans and abuse of power. Apparently every  official involved in making and enforcing state law recognized that the acts of the Kermit perps were contrary to law, ethics and public duty…except the irresponsible good ol ...
  • Indicted Winkler County Gang Booked Into Jail: Read Charges January 23, 2011 WINKLER COUNTY TEXAS On Tuesday, County Attorney Scott Tidwell, Sheriff Robert Roberts and Dr. Rolando Arafiles were all booked into the Winkler County Jail. Former Winkler County Hospital Administrator Stan Wiley  turned himself in on Wednesday. They all were released on a $7,500 bond. This comes after they were indicted by a grand jury, charged ...
  • WINKLER COUNTY OFFICIALS INDICTED AS WE PREDICTED January 15, 2011 You read it here in December: “Winkler County Texas has come FULL CIRCLE. Dr. Arafiles has been charged and the sheriff and prosecutor should be next.” County Attorney Scott Tidwell and Sheriff Robert Roberts have been indicted by a grand jury on two counts each of third degree felonies. Former Winkler County Memorial Hospital administrator Stan ...
  • Here Come The Judge: Outsider To Hear Winkler DA Removal Case January 7, 2011 Read the whole Winkler County shenanigans and the story of the Winkler County Nurses on our special page HERE. From NEWS WEST 9 by Victor Lopez NewsWest 9 WINKLER COUNTY–According to Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell, a visiting judge could be selected, by this week, to hear the details of the petition against Winkler and Crane County District ...
  • Petition Filed To Oust Winkler County Attorney Fostel: HURRY Before He Is Arrested December 30, 2010 Winkler County Texas…..the gift that keeps on giving.  Christmas might be over but Winkler County is sending presents. NOW a petition has been filed to have District Attorney Michael Fostel removed from office alleging that he has been physically unable to perform his duties adequately due to some back and neck complaints for some time. ...
  • WINKLER COUNTY QUACK DR. ARAFILES ARRESTED, SHERIFF NEXT December 28, 2010 ARAFILES CHARGED WITH SAME FELONIES AS THE NURSES HE TARGETED THIS TIME THE CHARGES ARE VALID Winkler County Texas has come FULL CIRCLE. Dr. Arafiles has been charged and the sheriff and prosecutor should be next. From the beginning we called shenanigans on the Winkler County Sheriff and prosecutor. On July 21, 2009, Law Med was prophetic: “I call ...
  • Winkler County Hospital Administrator Stan Wiley Sneaks Out Of Town [VIDEO] October 6, 2010 It appears Winkler County Memorial Hospital Administrator Stan Wiley not only resigned without warning or notice on Monday, he also apparently packed up his belongings last week in anticipation of simply saying “I quit” to his staff, walking out the door and driving out of town. Stunned hospital board members likely regret not accepting his ...
  • There He Goes Again: Winkler County Hospital Administrator Wiley Resigns October 5, 2010 I wonder if Donna Paehl, RN, Director of Nursing has yet seen the light after her glowing endorsement of Stan Wiley and delusional rant about how persecuted her poor Winkler County Memorial Hospital has been in the media and the court of public opinion. Apparently hospital administrator Wiley has somehow come to Jesus. Wiley, 67, resigned ...
  • If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes: And So It Goes At Winkler Memorial Hospital August 25, 2010 If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes: And So It Goes At Winkler Memorial Hospital Let’s recap. 1.   The Winkler County Memorial Hospital enacted a policy which forbid (quite contrary to state law) their staff from reporting concerns over the professional clinical performance of a member of the medical staff without first obtaining approval from administration. 2.   Two nurses, Anne ...
  • PAY UP WINKLER COUNTY: $750,000 FOR BEING ASSHOLES August 13, 2010 I must admit, placing “ASSHOLES” in a headline for a blog we pride on being  a bit professional might seem anything but. Yet when it comes to Kermit Texas in Winkler County, ‘asshole’ is a compliment if you are describing hospital administrators, the county attorney, local prosecutor, sheriff, and chief medical quack….or at least one ...
  • Good Riddance to Winkler County Hospital Administrator Stan Wiley August 4, 2010 UPDATE: At the August 10 meeting of the hospital board, which lasted all of 1 minute and 14 seconds, sole sane member John Walton made the motion (again) for the removal of Wiley. There was no second and Wiley did the honorable thing and promptly chickened out, withdrew his resignation, and whined like a three ...
  • Texas Medical Board Files Sweeping Formal Complaint Against Dr. Arafiles July 11, 2010 The Texas Medical Board has restored some semblance of sanity to Winkler County by filing a scathing formal complaint against Dr. Rolando Arafiles. As our readers know, we have covered the bizarre tale of Winkler County Texas extensively. It is a tale of unbelievable corruption and intimidation within the law enforcement community brought to bear ...
  • Dr. Arafiles to be Formally Disciplined June 10th: After Putting RNs Through Hell May 18, 2010 — The backroom scheming and shenanigans in Winker County Texas have come round full circle and now are steam rolling towards those responsible. Dr Rolando Arafiles, the infamous natural supplement multi-level marketer will reportedly be formally disciplined on the complaints two Winkler nurses were fire for making  and were charged with felonies for doing so, ...
  • The Unbelievable, But True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County: Part 4 April 28, 2010 After the Grand Jury was led down the path in the garden of good and evil by county attorney Tidwell, Mitchell and Galle were arrested and charged with Misuse of Official Information under Section 39.06(b) of the Texas Penal Code: “A public servant commits the offense of Misuse of Official Information if with the intent ...
  • Here Are The Violations Texas State Found At Winkler Cty. Mem. Hosp. April 23, 2010 We reported yesterday that Winkler County Memorial Hospital had been fined nearly $16,000 by the state of Texas for numerous violations including the wrongful termination of two nurses in retaliation for reporting a physician to the state medical board. We have now obtained the Texas Department of State Health Service notice of deficiencies sent to ...
  • Transcript of the Criminal Trial of Innocent Anne Mitchell Online April 22, 2010 Go HERE or scroll down to read the transcript from the criminal trail of one of the Nurses of Winkler County. You will be flabbergasted when you finally learn the real story. You will also understand why the jury took minutes to render a verdict of not guilty.    PrintEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleLinkedInTumblrRedditDiggStumbleUpon
  • Winkler County Memorial Hospital Fined For Firing Nurses April 21, 2010 The chickens are coming home to roost in Winkler County Texas and residents there should be furious for it is tax payers that will foot the bill for fines of nearly $16,000. The stranger than fiction shenanigans rampant in Winkler County have garnered their own dedicated page on this blog and are chronicled in a ...
  • The Unbelievable, But True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County: Part 3 April 21, 2010 In Part 2 we left off with Winkler County Sheriff  Robert L. Roberts obtaining search warrants four our two heroin’s computers where he found a copy of the anonymous complaint filed with the Texas Medical Board against Dr. Arafiles. The Sheriff continued his pattern of swift and aggressive pursuit of the nurses, scheduling a meeting ...
  • The Unbelievable, But True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County: Part 2 March 4, 2010 The Quack, His Buddy the Sheriff and the Crooked Arm of the Law. As I mentioned in Part 1, Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle held important positions in hospital administration at the Winkler County Memorial Hospital. Mitchell was responsible for the credentialing of all physicians, including completion of medicare and medicaid applications, and review of all ...
  • The Unbelievable, But True Story of the Nurses of Winkler County: Part 1 February 28, 2010 The Unbelievable Story of the  Nurses of Winkler County In the spirit and tradition of a favorite South Park episode where the boys are taken for a ride by a shady carnival huckster, I called shenanigans on the prosecution of Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle on July 21, 2009, shortly after charges were brought against them. ...
  • Winkler County Nurses Fight Back, File Lawsuit February 23, 2010 Attorneys for Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle filed  a lawsuit on their behalf in August of 2009. Now that the criminal trial is over, the two nurses are at the helm looking for justice. Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell, who prosecuted Mitchell’s case, is named in the law suit as well as Dr. Rolando Arafiles, ...
  • TEXAS JURY ACQUITS WINKLER COUNTY NURSE February 23, 2010 On February 11 a Texas jury took less than an hour to acquit Anne Mitchell, the Winkler County Registered Nurse brought to trial in a shameful abuse of prosecution, the sheriff’s office, and the Texas good ol’ boy network. Facing 10 years if found guilty on trumped up charges of misusing county records for reporting ...
  • Shenanigans Indeed! Texas Nurses Victims of Sheriff’s Misconduct! August 26, 2009 Back in July I called Shenanigans in the case of  Texas nurses Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle, charged by county sheriff Robert Roberts with felonies for reporting Dr. Arafiles to the state medical board. The charges are based on a Texas law criminalizing the use of state property to harass another. Boy, was I right! At ...
  • TX DA charges nurses with felonies for reporting physicians: I call shenanigans. July 21, 2009 Winkler County Texas District Attorney Mike Fostel was ‘out of town’ last week Friday when news organizations were seeking comments as to why his office has indicted two former Winkler County Memorial Hosputal nurses on 3rd degree felony charges for “misuse of official information”. Each one-page indictment filed against them alleges they improperly accessed information ...

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Galle (left) and Mitchell (right)

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