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DOJ-DEA CRIMINALIZATION OF SUCCESS IN BOTH ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-American men, was founded in 1906 at Cornell University. Since then, the fraternity has had over 290,000 members.
The fraternity addresses social issues such as apartheid, AIDS, urban housing, and other economic, cultural, and political issues of interest to people of color. and recognizes those who demonstrate both academic excellence and a commitment to correcting the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African Americans.
The seven visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha have long stood at the forefront of the African- American community’s fight for civil rights through leading members such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Jesse Owens. Alpha Phi Alpha was directly responsible for the conception, funding, and construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial next to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
IN THE FOOTSTEP OF THE JEWELS
According to the CDC, the life expectancy gap, by race, is now the widest since 1998 and at a 15-year low overall. Black males now have the lowest life expectancy of any group. To better understand these disparities, we need more research.
Alpha Phi Alpha has a particular interest in the medical profession and research. As a majority of black physicians in this country are members of Alpha Phi Alpha, most notably Jewell, Henry Arthur Callis, became a practicing physician, Howard University Professor of Medicine, and prolific contributor to medical journals. Often regarded as the “philosopher of the founders” and a moving force in the Fraternity’s development.
Thus walking forward in the footsteps of the Jewel has risen decedents who have commanded leadership, promoted brotherhood, and academic excellence, and provided services and advocacy for its member’s communities. Now comes forth before us, physicians Gregory Belcher, Micheal Jones, David Lewis, Joseph Webster, and pharmacist Louis Ladson.
However, despite all their accomplishments, they too face a judicial infrastructure in place to thwart and deny these physicians of achievements and to further impose upon us disparities and dehumanization.
THE SYSTEM OF DEHUMANIZATION
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) has systematically targeted and criminalized the goals of those correcting the educational, economic, political, and social injustices and eliminating healthcare disparities in a sustained campaign of subjective standards in medicine.
The Controlled Substance Act has been weaponized against those who have the drive, those who have a vision, and those who demonstrate both academic excellence and a commitment to correcting the educational, economic, political, and social injustices who refuse to be subjugated.
DAVID LEWIS, MD
David Lewis, MD, 41 after a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, medical degree from Meharry Medical College, residency in Anesthesiology, and a pain management fellowship, Dr. Lewis had just completed board requirements to be certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology. So do you really think that after going through all of that, Dr. Lewis would choose to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare?
He is a victim of gross government misconduct (240 months Federal Prison Time) in violation of constitutional rights as any doctor in the country is possible to be and was found “NOT GUILTY,” by a jury on July 1, 2022, in a case called the Detroit-Five. During the trial, @USAO Brandy McMillion attacked and excoriated him for being a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.
MICHAEL JONES MD
Dr. Michael B Jones, MD specializes in cardiovascular disease cardiology in New Orleans, LA, and has over 25 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from the Medical College Of Georgia with his medical degree in 1996.
He was affiliated with numerous hospitals in Louisiana and more, including Touro Infirmary. Dr. Michael B Jones was licensed to practice by the state board in Louisiana (13825R). He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the National Medical Association.
Dr. Jones awards a $5,000 scholarship annually to a deserving student, who will attend an accredited college in Louisiana, will remain in Louisiana after graduation, and has shown a commitment to community service.
Sylvia McKenzie, co-moderator of J&B, says of Dr. Jones, “An awesome guy. He is lovable and willing to school us and teach us about the medical system, the miseducation, and misinformation about drugs, billing, and the best treatment. He is very knowledgeable. Whatever we can do to get him out, we will do it.”
GREGORY BELCHER MD
Amici curiae members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., respectfully request that the Court grant Dr. Gregory’s petition for rehearing en banc.
DATED: July 19, 2021
Counsel for Alpha Phi Alpha Members:
Jimmy Chambers Desmond Gumbs Marcus Lampley Hesham Ragab, M.D.
“While serving his country in the Navy, Dr. Belcher earned high praise from those with whom he worked. Lisa Kumagai, a critical care nurse in the Navy and the Officer in Charge of Expeditionary Medical Facility Camp Pendleton Detachment G in San Jose, said this in support of Dr. Belcher at his sentencing: Dr. “Belcher is an example of what the Navy represents in its core values: Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
These values are demonstrated by his commitment to the Navy, his patients, and his volunteer service. I would go to war anytime with CAPT Belcher and am honored to say I served with him.” Ex. A (Dist. Ct. Dkt. No. 384-32).
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s legal counsel wrote on behalf of Dr. Belcher;
“The members of this organization are acutely aware that there are two sides to every story but only one truth and one correct application of justice. Alpha Phi Alpha urges this Court to accept en banc review because a core mission of the fraternity is to fight against the unfair treatment African-Americans so often receive in our legal system. This case is important not only because the outcome is unjust but because it will deprive the community’s access to a well-trained Black physician.
The amici’s interest in this matter arises from the stated commitment of the fraternity to promoting the rights of African-Americans, including Black doctors. Identified counsel for amicus prepared and is submitting this brief pro bono. No party’s counsel authored this brief in whole or in part. No party, party’s counsel, or person other than the amici curiae, their members, or their counsel, contributed money that was intended to fund preparing or submitting the brief.
Amici do not ask this Court to overturn Dr. Belcher’s conviction because of his race or personal and professional achievements. Rather, his claim on appeal that the trial evidence failed to prove him guilty of the theory of fraud charged in
the indictments has yet to be considered. The panel’s holding that the government was not required to prove the theory of criminality was constitutionally erroneous. Amici submit the consequences of that erroneous ruling are sufficiently grave to merit rehearing en banc.
The nature of the conduct at issue and the consequences of the conviction require rehearing in this matter. Dr. Belcher overcame long odds to become a preeminent surgeon. His father left the family when Dr. Belcher was three years old. Despite the fracture in his family, Dr. Belcher thrived in college and was awarded a Navy scholarship to medical school. He was accepted by Brown University for his residency and received a post-residency fellowship at Stanford.
Orthopedic surgeon Sanaz Hariri, who shares office space with Dr. Belcher, noted that Dr. Belcher is an exceptionally talented and dedicated surgeon who “is able to do complex total joint replacements and revision cases that very few people are trained and able to do.” Ex. B (Dist. Ct. Dkt. No. 384-33). Dr. Hariri also describes how Dr. Belcher is especially attentive to his patients, frequently “employing his unique mixture of empathy for patients and surgical skills.” Ibid. Dr. Hariri summed up the loss caused by this prosecution:
Gregory Belcher is in Lompoc Federal Prison, California (1-year sentence) having been convicted of $217. His wife also a physician is in Federal Prison for 5 years they have 3 children.
LOUIS LADSON RPH, MBA
Louie loved his wife Sharron from the moment their eyes met. They were blessed with two children, Tisha and Eric. He was a wonderful loving father involved in all their interest and social activities, he cheered them on when they played sports. Louie loved his sports and loved watching his games!
As a soldier, Louie continued serving his country in the United States Army Reserves as a Pharmacy Information Officer, he recently join the American Legion Post 138 in Tampa Florida. His service to God was so important in his life always putting the Lord first.
He loved serving God and was committed to Mt. Zion AME Church, Tampa Florida, his Pastor, and his church family doing whatever needed to be done. He was there giving his best with his wide infectious smile.
He loved being the Pro Tem of the Stewards Board and working on the Anniversary Committee. Louie loved and supported all his family and was always there when they needed him without hesitation He always gave his all to his fellow man.
However, to the DEA, Dr. Louis Ladson is both a drug dealer and drug trafficker.
Lincourt Pharmacy of Clearwater, Florida had been in business for nearly 40 years. They are a specialty pharmacy in compounding sterile and non-sterile products and we’re doing over $15 million per year with sales all over the world. Louis Ladson, who is the pharmacist-owner states that “his business dropped dramatically when the DEA came around and began targeting and harassing his wholesalers.”
Let’s not be fooled this was the work of Florida DEA director Susan Langston and demonstrates how the DEA targeted Black Own Pharmacy Businesses.
Louis passed away on January 26, 2022, from having an unsuccessful heart transplant
JOSEPH WEBSTER Sr., MD, MBA, FACP
November 17, 1967, at 08:05 pm I “crossed the burning sands” and entered the sacred and hallowed grounds of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. via the cherished and noble portal called, BN (Beta Nu) Chapter, Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Barely nineteen years old, suddenly became an “Alpha Man” with all the ‘rights and privileges appertaining there unto’ along with my countless Brothers of Alpha Dom strategically ‘scattered’ around the world that we know as Earth.
Finally, I had ‘Finished Pledging’ and could begin ‘enjoying’ the great opportunities that Alpha Phi Alpha provided – Agape Love, Fraternal Spirit, Brothers for life, Academic Associates, Business Partners and Opportunities, Wine and Women, Expert tutorials, (a few ‘free unspeakables’), and countless ‘portals’ to the finer things in life simply because I was an “Alpha Man”!
The Laws of Thermal Dynamics hold true for social institutions as well as they do for the physical world that Newton and others (Faraday, etc.) were describing when they were derived several centuries ago. There is an inverse relationship between the intensity of the heat generated by a source and the distance that the heat must traverse.
The further I got from FAMU and November 17, 1967, 08:05 pm the ‘less intense’ the HEAT that had felt when I crossed the burning sands. My ‘Love’ for Alpha has never diminished, but the ‘demonstrated Love’ as measured by the tangibles and easily quantifiable variables – paid dues, meetings attended, offices held at local, regional, and national levels, banquets and picnics attended, reading sessions for underprivileged students, etc. – have been constantly ‘replaced’ with what I almost embarrassingly call ‘more important and more immediately demanding’ issues in my life at all levels.
The replacement factors include – raising a family, 70 – 80-hour workweek (I am an ‘old physician’ and we worked those crazy hours), church leadership duties, professional organizations, civic organizations, NAACP, URBAN LEAGUE, three post-doc degrees, and the constant demand to ‘keep one step ahead of disruptive innovations in our chosen professions.
Granted, the ‘replacement factors’ are all legitimate matters that have to care for at the very highest level of precision as one would expect from an Alpha Man – regardless of the task, as long as the task was one of ‘Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind.’
It is this apparent ‘divergence’ of ‘Being and Alpha Man’ and doing all the other ‘non-Frat-house’ activities that challenge us to rethink the idea of the possibility of ever being able to “Finish Pledging”.
It also affords an opportunity to ‘redefine’ what we mean by ‘Pledging’ in the context of a rapidly changing world and the associated need for transformative change in every fiber of the world that we want to see tomorrow.
That world tomorrow must include ‘productive innovation’ from the Divine Nine that will not simply duplicate the countless contributions of these dynamic organizations for the last 125 years. Frantz Fanon stated it best nearly 75 years ago in 1961:
“Europe (The United States of America – ‘little Europe) now lives at such a mad, reckless pace that she has shaken off all guidance and all reason and is running headlong into the abyss: we would do well to avoid it with all possible speed.”
“ . . . . comrades, we must turn over a new leaf, we must work out new concepts, and try to set afoot a NEW MAN (African American)”
I argue that we, the Divine Nine, are indeed the ‘talented tenth’ that Du Bois referenced. We are the people that we are waiting for to change the world for our children for generations to come.
We have already been ‘reincarnated’ and in each one of us is an ‘all you need’ portion of Chaka Zulu, Moses, Joseph, Suni Ali, Martin, Malcolm, Tupac, Toussaint, Du Bois, Booker T., Garvey, Blyden, Rosa – and the countless Sisters and Brothers that painfully transitioned during the several hundred years of transatlantic exploitation of human cargo from the shores of Africa.
Their spirits are immutably intertwined with our spirits. Their last breath is all the wind that we need to take flight.
Just as Alpha Phi Alpha did in 1946 with its “Forward with Alpha” articulated by Brothers Channing Tobias, Paul Robeson, Rayford Logan, Max Yergan, and General President – Belford V. Lawson, Alpha Phi Alpha, again stepped to the plate in support of our physician brother Retired Naval Captain Greg Belcher MD.,(War Veteran) from California both he and his wife Vilisini Ganesh MD., battle against Bad Faith Peer Review of African American and India Healthcare providers.
This is but one of the forms of “Pledging 201” that all of us are challenged to strive for. Tomorrow’s challenge is for the Pledging to start with strategic ‘root-cause analyses’ of the myriad of problems and circumstances that the powers to be called – ‘social determinants! Whatever happens in a given society is ‘determined by the policies that govern the definition and distribution of the resources available to the members of that society.
The outcomes are almost 100% ‘nurture’ and not ‘nature’. It is the responsibility of the Divine Nine to strategically deploy every ounce of our collective resources – starting with our intellectual prowess and organizational networks – to address the ‘upstream’ causes that are responsible for our current situation.
“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to DO what lies clearly at hand.”
Indeed, each one of us must prepare for the infinite journey of ‘Pledging’ and recommit our lives to addressing the reason behind what we see in the streets and hear on the news. Biblically speaking, we must put on the ‘whole armor of God’, and the sandals that will be required to deal with the ‘new burning sands’ must be ‘sandals of the MIND’. Alpha in 1947, demonstrated the spirits of ‘liberalism, courage, and determination.’
We must prepare to turn over a new leaf and set afoot a NEW African American that is committed to changing the world for our children – starting at the root cause of what is wrong with The United States of America.
The Pledging never ends!
Joseph Webster MD, a gastroenterologist was systematically forced out of business and sold the ‘Webster Medical Complex.
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