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mpabreo
02-08-2012, 08:59 AM
People say he is reason the raley is the gayest trick ever...

http://m.thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/florida-pill-mill-owner-family-arrested/article_b79db098-514b-11e1-8e1d-001871e3ce6c.html

mpabreo
02-08-2012, 09:04 AM
Maybe i need to change my avitar...

SkiDog
02-08-2012, 09:43 AM
People say he is reason the raley is the gayest trick ever...

http://m.thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/florida-pill-mill-owner-family-arrested/article_b79db098-514b-11e1-8e1d-001871e3ce6c.html

What a freakin IDIOT!

sand2snow22
02-08-2012, 09:57 AM
Sad, I think he had chronic back pain from years of wakeboarding.

DemolitionMan
02-08-2012, 10:24 AM
That sucks.

scott023
02-08-2012, 10:49 AM
Sad, I think he had chronic back pain from years of wakeboarding.

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

DemolitionMan
02-08-2012, 11:15 AM
He was great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcdHt36DRxk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeA-Sys08eg

rjracin240
02-08-2012, 11:32 AM
All three men remain in police custody in lieu of $750,000 bail each. Darrin Shapiro appeared in court Monday and was transported to the Kaua‘i County Correctional Center. Lewis Ray and Jarrett Shapiro were being held in a police cell block awaiting an initial court appearance.



Read more: http://m.thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/florida-pill-mill-owner-family-arrested/article_b79db098-514b-11e1-8e1d-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1loCDVajn

Hope he does not escape would hate to see an excuse to make another episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter

03 35th Anniversary
02-08-2012, 11:40 AM
Another Childhood Star bites the dust!

What away to piss it all away!

snork
02-08-2012, 11:50 AM
All about Greed
Reminds me of Prohibition
Hate to see the Scud get caught up in the greed machine
Not a very attractive mug shot btw

skeeler
02-08-2012, 02:01 PM
Crazy.....Spent many of good times with Darin over the years. Sorry to see him fall so far off the road.

jdl xstar
02-08-2012, 02:28 PM
He is one of the true pioneers of wakeboarding. Watched him when boards were still shaped like surfboards. He is really screwed. Sorry to see him turn out like this.

DemolitionMan
02-08-2012, 03:11 PM
I figured Darrin would have been doing ok with his wakeboarding school.

GT500 MC
02-08-2012, 03:17 PM
I figured Darrin would have been doing ok with his wakeboarding school.

Sounds like he was doing just fine. :rolleyes:

bturner2
02-08-2012, 04:47 PM
Bummer. Met him a couple times over the years at demo days and tournaments. Was always a pleasant person and took time to talk to my kids. Sad to see.....

ahhudgins
02-08-2012, 05:00 PM
He is one of the true pioneers of wakeboarding. Watched him when boards were still shaped like surfboards. He is really screwed. Sorry to see him turn out like this.

I agree. I think he is one of the best "power wakeboarders", love to see him get huge air and distance on his tricks. He would be awesome if he just started wakeboarding now with all of the advances in boards and boats. Hate to see anyone screw up their life when they have talent.

Eagle
02-08-2012, 05:45 PM
http://m.thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/florida-pill-mill-owner-family-arrested/article_b79db098-514b-11e1-8e1d-001871e3ce6c.html

Rockman
02-08-2012, 05:50 PM
http://m.thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/florida-pill-mill-owner-family-arrested/article_b79db098-514b-11e1-8e1d-001871e3ce6c.html

Why are you posting the link again and noting that he has been arrested? Isn't that what MPA did already??? :confused:

CantRepeat
02-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Why are you posting the link again and noting that he has been arrested? Isn't that what MPA did already??? :confused:

He didn't. He post a new thread with the same story that was merged with this thread.

Slinkyredfoot
02-08-2012, 07:05 PM
Who is Darrin Shapiro? Is he the same guy than owns the deli in my town? I got connections here, maybe I can help get him out of trouble???

Eagle
02-09-2012, 12:37 AM
He didn't. He post a new thread with the same story that was merged with this thread.

Thanks.

From the story:

Investigators said that in Florida — a state known for its oxycodone (Oxycontin) epidemic — Darrin Shapiro’s Florida clinic, Pain Relief Orlando, was probably the worst “pill mill.” In the fourth quarter of 2010 alone, it prescribed more oxycodone than the entire state of California.

Read more: http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/florida-pill-mill-owner-family-arrested/article_b79db098-514b-11e1-8e1d-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1lrNrzJol

More than the entire state of California. Wow

BMG
02-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Its definitely a different tone on TeamTalk then on WW and Facebook for the good. Not condoning what he allegedly did, I don't think we know a lot about it yet. If you read the follow up article you'll hear a little about what his business was from him.
Some of the details that stand out to me is his Mom, Dad, and Brother, are part of this business. 3 of them were arrested for Racketeering, and money laundering, yet we know anything about the money laundering charges. I mean look we can assume things but we don't know.
BTW I've never seen a flattering mug shot, so if he looks a little down or dopey it doesn't mean necessarily that he is also an addict. (alleged on another forum)
I don't want to start a can of worms here that's not my intention. If he's found guilty he will likely be put away for a very long time. I'd like to believe that he is not a scumbag. He has a wife and a kid or two. He needs some positive thoughts from the wakeboard community now whether guilty or innocent I think the industry he helped build should give him a little of that...

BWB-745-
02-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Yeah, the WW thread is a prime example of why I don't post much there

aquaman
02-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Thanks.

From the story:

Investigators said that in Florida — a state known for its oxycodone (Oxycontin) epidemic — Darrin Shapiro’s Florida clinic, Pain Relief Orlando, was probably the worst “pill mill.” In the fourth quarter of 2010 alone, it prescribed more oxycodone than the entire state of California.

Read more: http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/florida-pill-mill-owner-family-arrested/article_b79db098-514b-11e1-8e1d-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1lrNrzJol

More than the entire state of California. Wow

Sad to see another talented sportsman think they are pharmacists. :rolleyes:
Drugs are used by sick people.

jbkriss
02-09-2012, 02:32 PM
Not sure how the pill mill thing works... They just come to be known as a place that gives out scripts for Rx drugs? Do they make their money by charging the 'patient' directly or do they actually file a claim with the patient's insurance carrier?

BWB-745-
02-09-2012, 02:59 PM
Discovery or NatGeo did a really interesting documentary on it, specifically on opiates in FL, a while back that I caught part of. I'll see if I can dig it up or maybe someone else saw it too

BMG
02-09-2012, 03:27 PM
Not sure how the pill mill thing works... They just come to be known as a place that gives out scripts for Rx drugs? Do they make their money by charging the 'patient' directly or do they actually file a claim with the patient's insurance carrier?

This article is prior to the arrest explains that:
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/forner-pill-mill-owner-opens-kaua-i-clinic/article_71e4e340-0dd6-11e1-be50-001cc4c03286.html


Surely there are legitimate pain management clinics that are not breaking laws. Is it illegal to charge a fee directly to a patient without billing the insurance? Yes, unless its Medicare or some states Medicaid. Is it legal for them to dispense drugs at the clinic? Yes if they have an on staff pharmacist. Unless I missed something they aren't claiming that. Are their bad Docs who write too many scripts? Yes everywhere. Perhaps this is the only reason there have been arrests made. The owner of the business held accountable for his staffs actions. In a state where this is a huge problem they are going after the big number docs first.

willyt
02-13-2012, 10:15 PM
There's an intervention on A&E right now on an oxy addict - got her start in 'pain clinic'.
Really sad. Glad I have no idea what this is like.

johny123
02-15-2012, 03:05 PM
sad... not that watersports are anywhere near as lucrative but this guy was one of the pioneers who made nothing but did lots for the sport (gordie howe vs sidney crosby - can you tell i'm CDN?). still remember buying the first ever issue of wakeboard magazine with him on the cover flying high on a uni directional surf/wakeboard with those crap "surf" bindings that almost resembled sandals. guess the pension wasn't very good

BMG
02-17-2012, 08:15 PM
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/wakeboarder-darin-shapiro-arrested-accused-running/nJGzz/