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Jurors hear opening statements in retaliation case

Jurors will hear opening statements Tuesday in the case against the Wrinkle County Sheriff that allegedly helped to retaliate against two nurses after they made an anonymous complaint about a doctor to state regulators.

The doctor was friend’s with the sheriff and the two nurses claim that he helped to get them fired. The sheriff is charged with misuse of official information, felony retaliation, and misdemeanor official oppression.

If convicted of the charges, he could face up to 10 years in prison.  In 2009, the two nurses sent an unsigned letter to the Texas Medical Board complaining that the doctor improperly told patients to buy herbal medicines and wanted to perform home procedures and use the hospital’s supplies when doing so.

The doctor then went to the sheriff and asked him to investigate who sent the letter. The women were charged with misuse of information, but the charges were later dropped.

If you or a loved one has been retaliated against for speaking up against corruption, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin whistleblower retaliation lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.

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