I am typing this with mixed emotions. Right now I am definitely nervous and anxious about the unknown. In many ways I am at peace. After 7 years from when my business closed and just over 5 years from when I was indicted by the US DOJ I finally have some light at the end of the tunnel. I admit the tunnel seems long and arduous. It is more than I feel is warranted and definitely not what I signed up for when I signed my plea agreement with the US DOJ in March of 2021. I am writing this less than 48 hours from my impending surrender to federal prison. I am surrendering to FCI Seagoville just south of Dallas, Texas by 2pm on February 22nd. More than anything I am worried for my wife Amy and my two fur children, Vegas and Grayton. Amy and I were married on October 19, 2013. By the time Amy and I had decided we wanted to try for kids we weren’t able to have them, and Vegas and Grayton are our whole world. Amy is an amazing woman and is extremely courageous. What is ironic is she doesn’t see herself that way, but I do and she is. This period of our lives has been tumultuous and it was solely brought onto our family by me. Don’t get me wrong, despite what has been said in the media as well as the narrative spouted by the DOJ, Novus was a great company with amazing employees who took fantastic care of our patients. Quite simply we grew too fast and to keep up with the growth I oversaw and directly participated in actions to keep our billings current such as electronically signing physicians orders and certifications of hospice eligibility as well as endorsed and compensated physicians to document face to face visits I knew were not actually occurring. This was wrong and I regret my actions and decisions. Ultimately what was worse during this time period was how I carried myself and treated my employees. Ultimately, my mouth and attitude put my family in this situation. I will struggle for the rest of my life to forgive myself and frankly am not sure if I will get there. Back to Amy. Amy has stuck by me through thick and thin. She exemplifies loyalty and is a strong beautiful woman. I cannot thank her enough for standing by me. Lesser women would have folded a long time ago.
Myself and my web developers have developed this website in the hopes to reach other people whose lives have been impacted by adversity. Adversity doesn’t have to mean federal prison. Adversity manifests itself differently throughout society and impacts everyone at one point or another in their lives. I will be documenting my journey in Federal Prison and beyond on this website. I am blessed to have the opportunity to do so. My hope is that through this website and my writing I will reach one person and make a positive impact on their life.
I hope to be back tomorrow with another entry. Please leave your comments, good or bad.

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